And July 11 is also the 37th birthday of Richmond's Plan 9 Records. We'll celebrate that one by giving away a $37 Plan 9 gift certificate during Global A Go-Go to a caller who can correctly answer any one of these Plan 9 trivia questions (answers added after the contest ended; congratulations to our winner, David):
- How did Plan 9 Records get its name? From "Plan 9 From Outer Space," frequently cited as the worst movie ever made.
- What was the address of Plan 9's first location? 2905 W. Cary Street, today the left side of Citizen Burger Bar.
- What infamous Richmond city councilman endorsed Plan 9 in a TV advertisement? H.W. (Chuck) Richardson, who would subsequently be arrested for heroin distribution while serving on City Council.
- What legendary Richmond band was fronted by long-time Plan 9 employee Bob Schick? The mighty post-punk band Honor Role, Richmond's analogue to Fugazi, the Minutemen and Husker Du.
- What radio station had Plan 9 as its landlord? Channel 36 / Color Radio, the radio station that "broadcast" on the last channel of Richmond's brand new cable TV system starting in 1982; their motto was "Better radio through television."
Also on this week's program: new music by Bombino, who'll perform in DC on July 12; Sudan's irresistible dance music; and some Afro-funk deep cuts.
All the podcasts: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/series/Global+A+Go-Go
Artist | Country | Song | Recording | Label | Year
Oliver Lake | USA | Separation | Matador Of 1st & 1st | Passin' Thru | 1997
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros | England UK | Global A Go-Go | Global A Go-Go | Hellcat | 2001
Noura Mint Seymali | Mauritania | El Mougelmen | Azawan II | self-released | 2013
Sidi Toure | Mali | Toubalbero | Toubalbero | Thrill Jockey | 2018
Bombino | Niger | Tamasheq | Deran | Partisan | 2018
Shueta | Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic | Wadna | Mariem Hassan Con Leyoad | Nubenegra | 2002
Abu Obaida Hassan & His Tambour | Sudan | Shofo Alla | The Shaigiya Sound Of Sudan | Ostinato | 197x
Alsarah & The Nubatones | Sudan-Yemen-Armenia-France-Togo-USA | Soukara | Silt | Wonderwheel | 2014
Abdel Gadir Salim | Sudan | Gamearina | Ceasefire | Riverboat | 2005
Ali Hassan Kuban | Sudan | Sukkar, Sukkar, Sukkar | From Nubia To Cairo | Shanachie | 1980
John Holt | Jamaica | Stick By Me (And I'll Stick By You) | single | Jackpot | 1971
John Holt | Jamaica | Carpenter | If I Were A Carpenter | Live And Love | 1989
John Holt | Jamaica | Ali Baba | single | Treasure Isle | 1969
The Paragons | Jamaica | The Tide Is High | single | Treasure Isle | 1967
John & Alton | Jamaica | Rum Bumper's | Skatalites And Friends At Randy's | VP | 1965
Alpheus | England UK | Apart | Light Of Day | Liquidator | 2018
Bunny Wailer | Jamaica | Ballroom Floor | Rock 'N' Groove | Solomonic | 1981
Steele Beauttah | Kenya | Africa | single | Black Blood | 1976
Les Sympathics De Porto-Novo | Benin | A Min We Vo Nou We | African Scream Contest 2 | Analog Africa | 1974
Vaudou Game | Togo-France | Revolution | Kidayu | Hot Casa | 2016
Prince Dgib's | Benin-Cote D'Ivoire | Ogningwe | Ivory Coast Soul: Afrofunk In Abidjan From 1972 To 1982 | Hot Casa | 197x
Joni Haastrup | Nigeria | Greetings | Wake Up Your Mind | Tummy Touch / Soundway | 1978