The Home Stretch

The final part of the proGram this week had it’s long parts reaching for the provider of the good stuff:

Soul Street- Bill King
Cabbage- Butcher Brown

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How Far You’ve Come- Coreyah
Big Things- Coreyah
Se Quema la Chumbamba- Kiki Valera
Mi Son- Kiki Valera

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Ithemba Lami- Vusi Mahlasela
Silang Mabele- Vusi Mahlasela
Socialism Is Love- Max Romeo
Tacko- Max Romeo

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Rub A Dub Style- Juggla Ft. Dubmatix
Energy- Juggla Ft G. Corp
Heady Yeti- Rezin Tooth
Crater Dub- Rezin Tooth

Pressed For

The middle portion of the proGram had more to it that can be enjoyed for now and….

Televised Mind- Fontaines D.C.
Mr. Prism- Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
So Far Down- Secret Machines
Angel Come- Secret Machines
Loop Infinito- Dani Carmesim

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Outskirts- Needle
Last f The Light- Needle Ft. Dana Colley

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I’m Gonna Get To Tulsa- Jacob Tovar
Funky Forever- Billy Walton Band

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Long Distance Long Affair- Young Gun Silver Fox
Dream Woman- Young Gun Silver Fox
Long In The Tooth- The Budos Band
Runaway- Freekbass & The Bump Assembly
Fonk Schwee- Balkun Brothers
4 Walls- The New Mastersounds w/Lamar Williams Jr. Ft. The Living Room Horns

Juicy Through

The first part of this week’s proGram squirted every single time we took a bite into it:

Creole Girl- Vincent Cross
Halfway ‘Til Gone- Jerry Leger & Don Stevenson

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Living Too Long- Zephaniah OHora
**pre-recorded conversation with Zephaniah OHora**
Listening To The Music- Zephaniah OHora
Riding That Train- Zephaniah OHora

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Hot Coffee And Pain- Crooked Eye Tommy
I Got Everything I Need (almost)- Downchild Ft. Dan Aykroyd/Paul Shaffer/Kenny Neal (live)

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Miss Pitiful- Kaz Hawkins
Wicked Tongue- Kat Riggins
Meet Your Maker- Kat Riggins
Mr. Popular- Heather Anne Lomax
All This Time- Heather Anne Lomax

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SOHO Girl- Savoy Brown
Jesus Just Left Chicago- Scott Weis Band
Delmar- Dave Fields
Jack Ham Her- Dave Fields

WTFF- Living Colour

Listening To The Music with Zephaniah OHora

Zephaniah OHora is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and a pillar of the burgeoning New York City Country-Western music community. Beginning in 2013, he served as frontman and vocalist for Honeyfingers. It was here, through two years and hundreds of performances featuring the music of Ernest Tubb, Ray Price, Marty Robbins and others, that Zephaniah’s own musical vision began to come into focus. It was also during this time that he befriended fellow Honeyfingers collaborator Jim Campilongo. A series of conversations between the two revealed a mutual love for the Truck Drivin’ Country of Red Simpson, Del Reeves, and Dave Dudley. A few impromptu rehearsals later and The 18 Wheelers were born. Initially serving as a great excuse to play their favorite trucker anthems and country classics, The 18 Wheelers soon evolved into a showcase for Zephaniah’s original material. Assimilating a world-class band of musicians and a dozen songs that harken back to the golden age of country music, his debut album, ‘This Highway’ is an album that gives a reverent nod to the past before blazing a brand new interstate through the gridlock of contemporary country. By combining the brash edge of Bakersfield and the slick sonority of the Nashville Sound, Zephaniah Ohora with the help of The 18 Wheelers have forged a new brand all their own. ‘This Highway’ is a modern classic and a tribute to American Music. Fast forward to 2020 and we have a new album to dive into.

I had the chance to catch up with Zephaniah to talk about his new release ‘Listening To The Music’. We get into how the album went from songs he had written well before they were set into an album form, choosing a producer (friend of this proGram Neal Casal) that would take him out of his comfort zone and bring out some new things from within himself and we even let Zephaniah choose one of the new tracks and give us a clue as to some music that would go well with it in a setlist. When talking about our brother Neal, we get into a great story about the title track and how it went from not quite where it should be, into a real cool place that served the song perfectly.

Ripening

The second half of this week’s Hump Day Fill-in proGram had the markings of turning the corner of delicious:

Inside- Ken Field
Ice- Ken Field

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Imal’ Iyaphela- Vusi Mahlasela
Intombi- Vusi Mahlasela
Unomeva- Vusi Mahlasela

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Shark Attack- The Wailing Souls Ft. Alborosie
Yes Joshua- Prince Far I
Message From The Top- I-Roy
Head A Go Roll- Max Romero

Stairway To The Unwhere

The first half of this week’s Hump Day fill-in proGramming had no address known:

El Grito- Ralph Peterson and The Messenger Legacy
Baggage Room Blues- Mark Masters

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Harvey Mason in Kansas- Regina Carter Freedom Band Ft. Harvey Mason
We Shall Overcome- Regina Carter Freedom Band
Rocky Mountain High (Colorado)- Regina Carter Freedom Band

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The Nature Of All Things- Zen Zadravec
Inner Urge- Kemuel Roig Ft. Chris Potter
Heartbeat- Eyot

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Hammer- Grüt
Spoons- Grüt
Here Comes The World- Thollem
Assorted Flavors New Parts- Thollem

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Hard Jazz- Kenny Carr
Funk Love- Kenny Carr

Photo from: RoomieRick

What The Echinacea

The final part of this week’s proGram was walking along when:

Voice memo (Oatmeal)- Pierce Freelon
Swirly Cup- Pierce Freelon
Movies And Popcorn And Video Games- Pierce Freelon
Dizzy Cadence- Contr0verse
Water (FKJ RMX)- Little Dragon

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Change- Takuya Kuroda
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Yithi Masoja- Vusi Mahlasela
Umculo- Vusi Mahlasela

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Embola Bola- Vania Abreu
Sapato de Ouro- Sandália de Prata
Sete Espadas- Dendê & Band

Til The Dawn- Coreyah
Jan Petit- BraAgas
Rampelado e Courso de la Tarasco- BraAgas

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Let’s Stay Together- The Skints (live)
Restless- The Skints (live)

Saying A Prairie

The middle part of this week’s proGram got to see the many landscapes within…and without:

Tell Mama- Kaz Hawkins
Something’s Got A Hold Of Me- Kaz Hawkins
Better Luck- Heather Anne Lomax
Prison Cell- Heather Anne Lomax
Flip Flop and Fly- Downchild w/Dan Aykroyd/Paul Shaffer/David Wilcox/Kenny Neal/Gene Taylor/Erja Lyytinen (live)

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Vampire Song (Whatcha Gonna Do?)- Kenny Roby
***pre-recorded conversation with Kenny Roby***
History Lesson- Kenny Roby
All Trains Lead To Cocaine- Kenny Roby

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Funnies- The Harmed Brothers
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I Hold No Grudge- Bettye LaVette
Evan- Elise LeGrow
This Life- Kendra Morris
Demerara Dash- Danced Til Midnight
Low Slung- Danced Til Midnight Ft. Nosaj

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I Flip My Life Every Time I Fly- Snooch Dodd & The Pro-Teens
Less Is More (Iñaky Garcia Remix)- Lamar Williams Jr. & The New Mastersounds
Nao Shima- Blue In Green

Shattered Soul- The Herbaliser

A Good Sit And Listen

The first part of today’s proGram celebrated a thankful time of shared sounds meant for thise who listen to hear:

Talos’ Corpse- Secret Machines
Leave Me Alone- Librarians with Hickeys
House On Fire- Plants and Animals
Hetty O’Hara Confidential- Elvis Costello

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S.T.P.- Ballyhoo!
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Jam- Moses Guest (Acoustic, LIVE Rhythm Room, Houston, TX 2003)
It’s Too Late- Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders (Live – 1/23/1973 The Boarding House)
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Jealous Man- John Fullbright
Can’t Jive Enough- Dustin Pittsley
Mona Sweet Mona- Paul Benjaman

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Baby Where You Been- Crooked Eye Tommy Ft. Teresa James
Big Block- Dave Fields
greenarrowradio promo- C.D. Woodbury