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Sounds ripped from cassettes & CDs found in immigrant-run mom & pop stores. Deconstructed icons. Field recordings. Sonic mayhem from the far corners of the internet.

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Options April 4, 2018: Better Know a Bodega: Blessing Udeagu
Blessing Udeagu moved to the U.S. in 1986 and opened her eponymous tax preparation / Nigerian video and CD shop on Lewis Avenue in Corona, Queens, two days before September 11, 2001. We'll play some of the most incredible pop and folk we've ever heard, all plucked from the shelves of her remarkable shop

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time

Music behind DJ:
Bodega Pop 

Intro   Options

Bodega Pop Live 

2018 

 

 
B.L.O.  It's Gonna Be a Good Day   Options Flashback  1998    0:04:34 (Pop‑up)
Mono Mono  Give the Beggar a Chance   Options Flashback  1998    0:08:23 (Pop‑up)
The Wings  I've Been Loving You   Options Flashback  1998    0:11:09 (Pop‑up)
Ofege  Nobody Fails   Options Flashback  1998    0:14:25 (Pop‑up)
Strangers  Love Rock   Options Flashback  1998    0:17:32 (Pop‑up)
Wrinkar Experience  Fuel for Love   Options Flashback  1998    0:20:22 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Uzzo 

2000 Elephants   Options

D'afro Disco, Garri Mix 

1998 

 

0:24:51 (Pop‑up)
Obi Wuru Otu Dance Group of Ihiagwa-Owerri  Track 2   Options Nwanyi Ma Obi Di Ya      0:31:35 (Pop‑up)
Awutolo & Fada  Akwuniko Omagba   Options OGene Nkpakija Enugwu Ukwu      0:37:40 (Pop‑up)
Yusufu Olatunji & His Group  Ajala Jinadu   Options O Wole Ologo Keri  2010    0:45:46 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Cosmic Rockers 

Solid Roots   Options

D'afro Disco, Garri Mix 

1998 

 

1:03:13 (Pop‑up)
2Face Idibia  Intro (skit)   Options Grass 2 Grace  2006    1:09:13 (Pop‑up)
2Face Idibia  One Love   Options Grass 2 Grace  2006    1:10:09 (Pop‑up)
Unknown Artist  Track 4   Options Jaycie Jamms Praises    A mixtape CD -- Blessing Udeagu sells a lot of these, made by local DJs and collectors  1:14:06 (Pop‑up)
Guy Man  Agameduru   Options Shama Melody      1:20:45 (Pop‑up)
The Ras General   Digi Digi Dong (feat. CO)   Options Digi Digi Dong  2006    1:28:12 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Yam Yam 

Introspective Party People   Options

D'afro Disco, Garri Mix 

1998 

 

1:32:48 (Pop‑up)
Unknown Artists  Track 1   Options Rusted Highlife, Volume 4    If you have any idea who this is, please let me know!  1:39:15 (Pop‑up)
Celestine Ukwu  Igede Part 1   Options Igede      1:53:30 (Pop‑up)
Sir Victor Uwaifo  Joromi / Monkey Yanga   Options Greatest Hits, Vol. 1      1:57:28 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Zeb & Cosmic Rocker 

Hashish   Options

D'afro Disco, Garri Mix 

1998 

 

2:03:41 (Pop‑up)
Aare (Dr.) Sikiru Ayinde Barrister  Untitled   Options Precaution Canadian Fuji      2:09:06 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Organic Grooves 

Sutukung   Options

D'afro Disco, Garri Mix 

1998 

 

2:33:43 (Pop‑up)
The Founders  Be My Own   Options Flashback  1998    2:37:19 (Pop‑up)
The Apostles  She's a Dropout   Options Flashback  1998    2:39:36 (Pop‑up)
Strangers  Nobody Called Me   Options Flashback  1998    2:41:50 (Pop‑up)
Semicolon  Slim Fit Maggie   Options Flashback  1998    2:44:14 (Pop‑up)
Bongos Ikwue  Sitting on the Beach   Options Flashback  1998    2:47:03 (Pop‑up)
Tony Grey  Come Back Love   Options Flashback  1998    2:51:31 (Pop‑up)
Tunji Oleyana  To Whom It May Concern   Options Flashback  1998    2:55:03 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Catrina Paslaru 

Hei La Bodega   Options

Hei La Bodega - Carnaval! 

2000 

 

2:59:20 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar 7:04pm hyde:

is this thing on
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm Gary:

Hyyyyyde!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm VT Knit Girl:

yeah
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm Gary:

VT Knit Girl!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Sumtime I jus' need sum added vice!...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Gary:

The RevRab!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm Gary:

"ain't got no hands to scratch his": (a) "beard"? (b) "bird"? (c) "butt"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Just heard an interview w/ Antibalas on one of the NPR shows - got me primed for Afrobeat...ah lovely..
Avatar 7:12pm northguineahills:

Crap, I wish I knew it was there. I worked 2005-2007 in LeFrak City and would usually explore the area during lunch, and made it to Lewis Ave many times.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm Gary:

NGH! You know, there is also a Ghanian grocery across the street from LeFrak that sells CDs
Avatar 7:17pm northguineahills:

I've been that grocery to buy groceries and chili peppers, but somehow missed the cds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

(...not sure this is 'Afrobeat' zackly - but a joy by any name...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm Gary:

They are on the wall to your left-hand side when you walk in. But maybe they didn't have them until after 2007?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm Gary:

Not Afrobeat, RevRab, just straight up Nigerian pop / rock!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm Gary:

This Wrinkar Experience track is my pick for all time greatest pop song ... from anywhere
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:23pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

LurveIt!
Avatar 7:25pm hyde:

what the heck was that weird cricket like thing in that song
Avatar 7:25pm northguineahills:

I have Burkina Electric in my car right now (I should finish the 'B's before 420.)
Avatar 7:31pm northguineahills:

Not Nigerian, but in the neighborhood (American/Burkinabe)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm Gary:

@Hyde, tambourine? or ... one of those scritchy scratchy things?
Avatar 7:35pm hyde:

@Gary it sounded weird!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm Gary:

It could have been a stream or CD glitch!
Avatar 7:38pm northguineahills:

Nice Olatunji vibe w/ the last track. (can't imagine why....)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm Gary:

Babatunde or Yearwood?
Avatar 7:43pm northguineahills:

(babatunde)
Avatar 7:45pm TDK60:

Hello
Avatar 7:45pm hyde:

off to eat some dinner. will keep on tunin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm Gary:

Bone Appetite, Mr. Hyde! Howdy, Home Taping Is Killing Music Sir or Ma'm!
Avatar 7:47pm TDK60:

Good to find out about that Nigerian shop. Name? Website for directions?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:47pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

So not DonaldDrumpftopia - like water in the desert - knowwhatImwean??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm Gary:

It's called Blessing Udeagu, and it's at 99th and Lewis Ave in Corona Queens
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:49pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...exhausted - working overtime...good for the soul - Thx Gary.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:49pm Gary:

You're welcome, RevRab, and so good to see you here!
Avatar 7:52pm TDK60:

Thanks Gary. May try to get out there sometime; rarely get to Queens.
Avatar 8:02pm TDK60:

Good to hear more trad/roots music; most Nigerian stuff I've heard so far is pop.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm Gary:

I love that the shop has a full spectrum -- you don't always get that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm melinda:

howdy!
Avatar 8:04pm TDK60:

howdo Melinda?
Avatar 8:07pm TDK60:

big enough music stock? CDs, rekkids, tapes? / We'll have to tell our grandchildren what record stores were. more than that too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:11pm Gary:

Melinda! Just CDs, TDK60
Avatar 8:17pm hyde:

cool show, i don't know any of this stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm Gary:

Glad you're enjoying it, Hyde
Avatar 8:22pm TDK60:

that's great bass
Avatar 8:22pm hyde:

it's really good! have to drift off again for a bit. hope to be back on the board before closing time!
Avatar 8:22pm tim abdellah:

Greetings, all, from overcast Berkeley!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm Gary:

Tim! Also was raining here
Avatar 8:28pm tim abdellah:

We've got rain coming in this weekend. Hope it holds off until after the A's game tomorrow afternoon - I'm playing hooky and going out to the park with my dad!
Avatar 8:28pm tim abdellah:

BTW, that Yusufu Olatunji was deep!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm Gary:

I thought of you when I picked it out, Tim! It's almost Moroccan-sounding in a way
Avatar 8:39pm geezerette:

Hi,Gary & shoppers! Such great music. :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:40pm Gary:

Geezerette!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:43pm Scraps:

h’m h’lo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:45pm Gary:

Sc'ra'ps!
Avatar 8:47pm northguineahills:

From the WFMU warehouse, I'm not sure to pick the old slipmat from 2012 or yet another dj premium (still slowly picking my swag).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm Gary:

Slipmat!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm Gary:

Tho, I got a dj /rupture premium
Avatar 8:50pm northguineahills:

Yeah, I was leaning that direction, it has psychedelic jaguars and leopards on it.

/already have all of /rupture's premiums, the one left there is amazing, 4 hours of rai inspired Algerian music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm Gary:

My fave WFMU DJ of all time
Avatar 8:54pm northguineahills:

(reminds self to pick up his book).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm Gary:

You'll love it!
Avatar 9:00pm northguineahills:

When I got that premium, I was working at a marketing tech firm, and some random Korean developer sat behind me. I got up, and heard through his ear buds he was listening to Arab music. It was his last day (never saw him before), so I let him copy it (He was grateful).
Avatar 9:01pm northguineahills:

Ok, leaving work in 5 mins, thanks Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm Gary:

You're welcome, and thanks for hanging out, NGH!
Avatar 9:02pm geezerette:

NGH, Mayan imagery! I think their drawing was even more animated and elegant than ukioy-e.
Avatar 9:02pm tim abdellah:

Later, NGH!
Avatar 9:10pm TDK60:

slide or pedal guitar
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11pm Gary:

"Come and dance, come and dance: Canadian Fuji." You heard it hear first
  9:29pm still b/p:

Oh, so missing earlier show chunk means I only missed “the all time greatest pop song”....! ...that’s all! ...”all time!” I gotta console myself with ‘nilla ice cream.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30pm Gary:

Tonight on Larry Grogan's Testify! "Soul, funk, country covers and 50 year old Bookends": wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30pm Gary:

b/p!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Gary and Bodeghisattvas
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32pm Gary:

coelacanth∅!
Avatar 9:33pm TDK60:

rockin'
  9:38pm ike:

Current events corner: fake Democrat NY state senators ( "IDC" ) think they can just come scurrying back a few months before primaries! BLEH!NO! Primary these traitors out this Sept.! OK that's all. I'm done.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39pm Gary:

Aye, Ike
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43pm coelacanth∅:

"juju music" was a revelation for me. i'd been dabbling in african music but at that age -with my drugs and space jams i didn't know there'd be nigerian music that suits those explorations.
...his live show was just as conducive to inner exploration.
  9:47pm Funky16corners:

Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm Gary:

Larry!!!
Avatar 9:54pm geezerette:

Thanks for another wonderful show Gary!

Howdy Coel!
Ike, yep!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm Gary:

A few glitches in this final track, but I love it too much not to play it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm Gary:

Night, Geezerette!
Avatar 9:56pm tim abdellah:

Thanks for the delightful sounds, Gary. Goodnite allz!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm Gary:

See ya, Tim -- I gotta get you some tracks, I remember
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Gary! take care
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02pm Gary:

Night, Coela & all!
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