February 14, 2013

Program February 15, 2013

I've been listening to a lot of new reggae and dancehall releases lately (some original, some reissued); this week you'll hear a set of the best of them.  I'll also spin four recent West African recordings that have impressed me.

The folks at Knitting Factory Records are continuing their Fela Kuti reissue project with an outstanding two-CD "best-of" compilation; that's all the excuse I need to play a Fela track.  BTW, that's Fela (above) taking on WRIR's DJ Graybeard (out of the frame) in a highly competitive table tennis match.

And I'll close with a reminder that Global A Go-Go isn't a white-wine-world-music program: a set of blistering gypsy punk.  A slivovitz-world-music program, more likely.

Podcast: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/66287
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

Sekouba Barna | Sekouba Bambino (Guinee Conakry) | The Griot's Craft | Sterns
Zankay | Baba Salah (Mali) | Dangay (The North) | Studio Mali
Tiama | Macire Sylla (Guinee Conakry) | single | Djembe Fare
Sadye | Nuru Kane (Senegal) | Exile | Riverboat

If I Were A Carpenter | Christopher Martin (Jamaica) | Strictly The Best 46 | VP
There's A Reward | Professor (USA) | Throw Down Your Arms | Discograph
Shaolin Temple | Barrington Levy (Jamaica) | Sweet Reggae Music 1979-84 | VP

Pumps And Pride | U-Roy & Tarrus Riley (Jamaica) | Pray Fi De People | Discograph
Piece Of The Pie | Junior Kelly (Jamaica) | single | VPAL
Jump | RDX (Jamaica) | Strictly The Best 47 | VP

Toffie | Gyedu-Blay Ambolley (Ghana) | Simigwa | Academy LPs
Black Man's Cry | Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Africa '70 (Nigeria) feat Ginger Baker (UK) | The Best Of The Black President 2 | Knitting Factory

Psychedelic Woman | Honny & The Bees Band (Ghana) | Ghana Soundz: Afro-Beat, Funk And Fusion In 70's Ghana | Soundway

A Little Revolution | Firewater (USA) | International Orange! | Bloodshot
Pismo Kumu (Rambo Rambo) | Magnifico (Slovenia) | Grande Finale | Turbolenza
Train Across Ukraine | Golem (USA) | Citizen Boris | JDub
Papirossen En Gan Eden | The Zydepunks (USA) | Finisterre | Nine Mile

Kalasnjikov | Goran Bregovic (Bosnia-Herzegovina) | Underground OST | Mercury
Immigraniada (We Comin' Rougher) | Gogol Bordello (USA) | Trans-Continental Hustle | American

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