Spinning Into Blue

The first portion of the program noted the moves the oceans and seas are making and used that to battle:

Here She Comes Again- Chris Hillman Ft. Tom Petty & Roger McGuinn
Cluck Ol’ Hen- Whiskey Shivers
Radio Moscow- David Childers
Night and Day- David Myles

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Derby Street Blues- Likho Duo
Out With The Old- Val Starr & The Blues Rocket
Do Your Thing- Kelly Z
How I Wish She Was Mine- Jake La Botz

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I Wanna Be Your Dog- decker.
It’s a Whale- Deer Tick
Freedom of Expression (F.O.X.)- Living Colour
Breaking the Law- Motörhead
Legalize Me- Prophets of Rage

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It Sure Was Better Back Then- Todd Snider
Rock While I Can Rock- HUGElarge
You Cannot Win- John Popper
Just Like a Hurricane- Flamin’ Groovies

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Four Letter Word- Lukas Nelson & Promoise of the Real
I Love The Life I Live- Gregg Allman
It’s Too Late- Jerry Garcia/Merl Saunders (live 8/11/1974, Keystone Berkeley

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Somebody’s Doin’ It (War)- Bob & Gene
California Shake- Johnny Rawls
Creole Song- Joe Bonsall
Telephone Won’t Ring- Boozoo Chavis
My Little Cabbage- Shorty LeBlanc

When Antibalas Comes To Town

On Wednesday, September 27th at the High Noon Saloon, I am pleased to say that Antibalas is heading to Madison. They will arrive on the heels of a brand new release that is drenched in traditional form but also as current that the air we breath today. While the wait for the new album might have seemed long, it is certainly well worth it. Where The Gods Are In Peace released Friday September 15th on Daptone Records, pays respect to the forefathers of Afrobeat with compositions spanning nine to fifteen minutes in length. With a blessing from the Fela Kuti legacy early in the band’s career, Antibalas has long been blessed to be re-popularizing and re-energizing the classic Afrobeat sound while adding their distinct New York City grit into the mix. Influences of punk rock, free jazz, and hip-hop are known to seep into their expansive works to define a truly 21st century translation of the Afrobeat genre and beyond.

I had the privilege to have a conversation in support of the show and the album with AMAYO (Vocals & Percussion) to get the vibe and mindset balanced with the ears and entire body. We spoke about the way the new album came together through real life moments that glued the pieces toGether that were floating around the band’s sphere for years. The feeling and power of the energy behind the music shared with other beings was something we seemed to really get, the way the music does form a bridge between spirits of people, and connect them by the Afrobeat grooves. We spent a good chunk of time talking about our mutual friend, and AMAYO‘s brilliant colleague, Miss Sharon Jones and how she was a force, like a guiding lightning bolt that navigated the process of the musical shifts all artists face. We got into how the artists of the Daptone family were altered by her mere presence and that she was the leader of the house of soul. I love it!!! This conversation admittedly was one soul’s opinion and vision of how it is, in order to get an even better feel of how it all pieces together into a severe mind & body changing groove, there are man opportunities to catch them live.

Antibalas – Where The Gods Are In Peace – Daptone Records

Time For Some Ladama

LADAMA is an ensemble comprised of four incredible musicians from across the Americas who create and perform original music, and strive to inspire and engage women and youth in their respective communities to engage in music-making, sound design, composition, and audio production.

LADAMA’s individual mastery as performers in traditions ranging from frevo and maracatu from Brazil, to joropo songs from Venezuela, to cumbia and gaita from Colombia, to soul music from the U.S.A., combined with their experience in border-crossing collaboration that began with the State Department-sponsored exchange and creative springboard of OneBeat, point to group’s high caliber and innovative hybrid approach. They offer an experience to American audiences that is unmatched by any national or international group. As educators and facilitatos, the group draws from specific cultural contexts of the communities they serve to prove a foundation for participants to use music as a basic form of personal expression to address issues most pertinent to them.

I had the pleasure of chatting with Sara Lucas about what people in Madison will be in store for with both a workshop and a set of Ladama’s music on September 16th as part of the 2017 Madison World Music Festival. We talked about how open to all sizes, shapes and abilities the workshop is….no prior knowledge of the sounds or movements of a particular region of the world, just an open mind and a sense of having fun. That conversation slid nicely into what to expect from a set of music when Ladama is on stage. The connection this group will make with a Madison crowd is something I look forward to being a part of. No doubt, you will hear many of the tracks off their newly released, self titled album on Six Degrees Records. Take a listen in to our time toGether and you can even find out what kinds of music/sounds Sara and some of her band-mates are soaking in to inspire, to reflect and to move on forward into this world with.

Ladama on Six Degrees Records

Assistant Please

The second portion of the proGram shows you how it all really gets done:

Upstream- Laura Rain and the Caesars
In My Life- Laura Rain and the Caesars

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Personality- OneGunn
Los Ageless- St. Vincent
Freaking Out- Juiceboxxx

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Big Shot- Patrick Cowley
Cycle Tuff- Patrick Cowley
Café Cairo- Quadro Nuevo & Cairo Steps
Arabiskan- Quadro Nuevo & Cairo Steps

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Ahir Bhairav 2- Roopa Panesar
Holi Color Festival Song- Ravi Shankar
Monsoon & Rain- Ravi Shankar
Fun Possessed- Ravi Shankar

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Ride Under Trees (Dub Gabriel Remix)- Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society
Interstella Dub Dwella- Dub Gabriel

**Excerpt of Conversation with Dub Gabriel**
No Borders Disco- Dub Gabriel
Sound of Fire- Dub Gabriel
Sensimellia- Method of Defiance

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Better Days- The Black Seeds
Vitals- Coldcut & On-U Sound (Dub Version) Ft. Roots Manuva
Divide and Rule- Coldcut & On-U Sound Ft. Lee “Scratch” Perry, Junior Reid & Elan
War- Tackhead (JStar Reboot Remix)
Exodus- Tackhead (Oliver Frost Remix)

Sweet As

The first portion of the proGram hoped to help you get enough pollen on your leggs:

Sunny Side of Town- Mile Twelve
Hobo on a Passenger Train- Jake La Botz
The Sweet Love That You Give- Jesse Bardwell

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Dust in a Baggie- Billy Strings
Daddy Loved the Lord- AJ Hobbs
Bliss Avenue- Dana Fuchs
Shallow Water- Mail the Horse

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Snakes- Jonny Lang
Free a Man- Michael McDonald
Carolina- Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Going Going Gone- Gregg Allman

I Can’t Stop the Blues- Savoy Brown
Big Legged Woman- Benny Turner

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Matchstick Man- decker.
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You Know it’s Right- Stay
Legend of a Mind- The Chemistry Set
Giant- Gentle Giant

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Poor Black Mattie- R.L. Boyce
Turning Point- Johnny Rawls

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You’re So Fine- Pee Wee Kershaw
Good Morning Blues- Cleveland Croche & Jay Stutes
Yard Dog- Al Ferrier

Dub Gabriel’s ADSR Dub

2017 marks the return of Dub Gabriel with his 5th full-length solo album entitled “ADSR DUB” on his pwn record label, Destroy All Concepts. After his critically acclaimed 2013 album, Raggabass Resistance, he locked himself away in the studio and went into complete isolation in what he refers to as “one of the most prolific times of his 20 year career ”. Mixing his love for classic dub productions with vintage analog tape echoes, spring reverbs and tubes, with his love of krautrock and his collection of Moog, Arp and Korg analog synthesizers, to provide the listeners with one of the most original albums to come out in recent memory.

The album Features guest performances by Addis Pablo, son of the legendary Augustus Pablo. Ranking Joe, who rose to prominence in the 1970’s on such legendary labels as Studio 1, as well as his collaborations with King Tubby. And, The Spaceape, who became the voice of U.K. Dubstep through his groundbreaking work with Burial, Kode 9 & The Bug. Recorded in San Francisco at d/a/c Laboratory for Research & Development, mastered by the legendary, Kevin Metcalfe, at Sound Masters in the U.K. and cover art by acclaimed French illustrator, Olivier Bonhomme.

We took some time to dive into the new release, how for me it takes me out and away from the current state of the real that seems to drag me down. We talk about the balance one must find within creation of a project from start to finish and starting and making a family of three when it once was two. I have been listening to creations of Dub Gabriel’s for a long time and it was nice to hear about his take on what my thang (taste maker) involves as well as which toys from his studio would he choose if he could only have a few. We talk about the flow of the music and art and how as creators, we have to let the story, the narrative speak for itself. Check out our conversation to take the canoe ride within the story.

cover art by acclaimed French illustrator, Olivier Bonhomme.

Inner Overlooked Spot

Did and extra hour or so after the fact, when I started the blooms were full…but after this…:

Balochi- Dosti Music Project
Mahi Yaar Di Gharoli- Dosti Music Project
Nová (feat. Martin Krajíček, Seckou Keita & Juraj Valenčík)- Struny nad Oslavou
Woulou-Wo (feat. Martin Krajíček, Keita Seckou & Juraj Valenčík)- Struny nad Oslavou
Padosan- Barmer Boys
Vaari Jaun- Barmer Boys

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Mind the Gap- Akshara
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Agreste- Ladama
I Will- The Green

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Ayaya- Bicep
Drift- Bicep
Soak- Zola Jesus

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Komorebi- Frameworks
Nami- Frameworks
Trust the Flight- Frameowrks Ft. Aisling Rhiannon

Arch You Glad

The second portion of the show was filled with all sorts of coolth. We featured friends of the proGram, Janet Schiff and Victor DeLorenzo of Nineteen Thirteen to discuss the two new tracks they were allowing me to debut today as well as to remind people in Madison that they will be back to Arts & Literature Laboratory in October. Aired all new music to keep your senses caught up to the observing:

Nice to Meet You- HUW Ft. Sid M.
Thank You- HUW Ft. Jube
Offer for Wilson- Jared Sims

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Believe it or Not- Takashi Tsuzuki Ft. NiA
It’s Not Fair- Takashi Tsuzuki
The Charmer- Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber Ft. GT
Vaguely Tryique- Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber Ft. Ben Tyree

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**Live on air Conversation with Nineteen Thirteen**
Trick Zipper- Nineteen Thirteen
**Live on air Conversation with Nineteen Thirteen**
Hot Garbage- Nineteen Thirteen
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Can’t Stop Running- Adam Ben Ezra
Balagusto- Adam Ben Ezra
INterlude II- Vadim Neselovskyi Trio
Prelude for Vibes- Vadim Neselovskyi Trio
Mr. Bond/Half & Half- Ron Francis Blake
With Deductions (for Davey Torres)- Ron Francis Blake

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Jumpin’ Bad Blues- Yusef Komunyakaa, David Cieri, Mike Brown
More Girl Than Boy- Yusef Komunyakaa, David Cieri, Mike Brown
We Must Be Polite- Matt Wilson

Didn’t Fall Far From The Tree

The first portion of the proGram kept the real in full sight.

Dead Man’s Flats- Lisa LeBlanc
Could You Wait ’til I’ve Had My Coffee- Lisa LeBlanc

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Blues in Southern Comfort- Jim Stephens Ft. Boy Wonder
Make it Move- Jonny Lang
Fool Me Once- Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Once I was- Gregg Allman
Vintage Man- Savoy Brown

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Built to Rock and Roll- Johnny 2 Fingers & the Deformities
Texas- Pile

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Desperate Man- Ashley Raines & The New West Revue
Roll and Tumble- R.L. Boyce
Walk With Me- Laura Rain & the Caesars
Not That Kind of Girl- Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers

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Still Got a Way to Fall- Hannah Willis & UMO Jazz Orchestra
Your Name- Bob & Gene
Bar Shift- The Eminent Stars Ft. Bruce James
Night People- Stanton Moore

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The New Yorker- Brian Hill & The Noh Stars
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East of the River- Harold Little
Stomp the Roaches- Harold Little
Feelings of the world- The Polyseeds Ft. Rose Gold & Chachi

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Yojimbo (main title)- Joe Policastro Trio
Strykin’ Ahead- Dave Stryken
Trip- Mike Stern Ft. V.Wooten/D.Chambers/B.Franceschini