January 20, 2012

Program January 20, 2012

We're going to dig into some reggae versions this week; you and I usually call them "covers."  These aren't just any old covers -- all the songs were mega-hits in their original incarnations, which gives the reggae versions a certain je ne sais quoi.  For example, how about Yellowman (pictured above) covering the equally pigmentally challenged (but of his own choice) Michael Jackson?

You'll also hear a track off the new album by Mamadou & Vanessa, the Berkeley-based couple who excel at neo-traditional Malian music; some roots-rock from across Europe, including Moldova's Zdob Si Zdub; and great Mande music of the 1970s and today.

Podcast: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/57163
All the podcasts: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/series/Global+A+Go-Go

Song | Artist (Country) | Recording | Label

Separation | Oliver Lake (USA) | Matador Of 1st & 1st | Passin' Thru
Global A Go-Go | Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros (UK) | Global A Go-Go | Hellcat

Lam Tooro | Baaba Maal & Mansour Seck (Senegal) | Djam Leelii: The Adventurerers | Mango
San Vicente | Milton Nascimento (Brazil) | Paixao E Fe | EMI
Lolon Ko Mandi (Change Is Good) | Mamadou & Vanessa (Mali-USA) | Faso Mali | self-released
Negra, Porque Me Dejaste? | Los Inimitables (Dominican Republic) | The Bachata Legends | iASO

The Land Of Champions | Magnifico (Slovenia) | Grande Finale | Turbolenza
Bye Bye Bombe | Kosovni Odpadki (Italy) | Bye Bye Bombe | Alfa Music
Tristeza Maleza | Manu Chao (France-Spain) | La Radiolina | Nacional

L'Usina | Dupain (France) | L'Usina | Virgin France
Trece Vremea Omului | Zdob Si Zdub (Moldova) | Basta Mafia! | Asphalt Tango
Deixa-Me Subir O Alto | Os Diplomaticos (Spain) | Komunikando | BOA

Sama Kebbalu | Dawda Jobarteh (The Gambia) | Northern Light Gambian Night | Sterns
Renouveau | Amadou Ballake Et Les 5 Consuls (Burkina Faso) | Bambara Mystic Soul: The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso 1974-1979 | Analog Africa

Deny | 22 Band Kankan (Guinee Conakry) | African Pearls: Guinee 70, The Discotheque Years | Syllart
Ya Fama | Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra (Mali) | Boulevard De L'Independance | World Circuit / Nonesuch

Dance Hall Days | Analog Players Society (USA) | single | Redbud
The Girl Is Mine | Yellowman & Peter Metro (Jamaica) | single | Dynamite
Can I Change My Mind | Alton Ellis (Jamaica) | single | Coxsone
Whole Lotta Love | The Dynamics (France) | Version Excursions | Groove Attack
What I Am | Marty Dread (USA) | It Sometimes Rains In Paradise | Five Corners

Bongo Man | Delroy "Bongo Man" Byfield (Jamaica) | This Is Reggae Music: The Golden Era, 1960-1975 | Trojan

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