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Sunday, November 24, 2002 Options
Sounds of the Seventies

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What if you could have listened to Transpacific Sound Paradise in 1979? It might have sounded something like this...

This Week's Playlist:

bonga: mona ki ngi xica Options / angola 72 / tinder

harlem river drive: harlem river drive Options / various artists: nuyorica / soul jazz

carl bradney: slipping into darkness Options / various artists: darker than blue / blood and fire

asha bhosle: mera naam hai shabnam Options / kati patang (hindi film soundtrack)

prado paim: bartolomeu Options / various artists: angola 70s 74-78 / buda musique

irakere: juan mil ciento Options / various artists: latin jazz - the perfect combination / smithsonian folkways

som tres: homenagem a mongo Options / various artists: samba soul 70 / 6 degrees

steel beauttah: african stomp Options / 7" a-side / black blood

ofa the black company: allah wakhbarr Options / various artists: nigeria 70 / afro strut

nzimande all-stars: breadwinner Options / sporo (extended 12" single)

jm tim and foty: menze si Options / jm tim et foty / esperance

miguel de deus: cinco anos Options / various artists: black rio / strut

ocho: coco may may Options / best of ocho / universal sound latin

harry hosono and the yellow magic band: fujiyama mama Options / paraiso / alfa

charanjit singh: koi ladki koi ladka (from the hindi film seeta aur geeta) Options / instrumental film tunes / odeon 7" EP

machakos town choir: yesu mfabue Options / saut yake bwana / EIT

los amaya: caramelos Options / los amaya / emidisc

orchestre vox negros (featuring sam mangwana): mia angola Options / various artists: musique congolo-zairoise II / african

soul brothers: mantombazane Options / various artists: kings and queens of township jive / earthworks

abeti: abumba Options / pierre cardin presents abeti

rd burman: mehbooba mehbooba Options / sholay (hindi popular film soundtrack)

taroub: ahla oussahla bil ahbab Options / taroub / voice of lebanon

pesnari: kocil Options / instrumental ensemble under the direction of vladimir mulavin / melodiya

alla pugacheva: (well folks, we haven't gotten around to translating this title yet) Options

alayew mesfin: hasabe Options / various artists: ethiopiques 8 / buda musique

alemayehu eshete: yelben betayiw Options / various artists: ethiopiques 9 / buda musique

getachew kass: betchayu tekezie Options / various artists: ethiopiques 8 / buda musique

mekongo: angona mana Options / mekongo president

Special thanks to Katie Gentile, the mysterious voice of our opening theme, who also provided the voiceover drop-ins for this week's show.

Background image is the soundtrack LP cover for the 1973 Bollywood film Yaadon Ki Baaraat courtesy of Niall Richardson, who also provided some of the music heard on this show. Visit Niall's great Indian LP Cover image page at

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