Archive for July, 2008

Johnny Griffin

July 29, 2008

Johnny Griffin and the Art Taylor Quintet: My Little Suede Shoes

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Groove Garden 7/26/08

July 26, 2008

Ah, the joys of live radio. Tonight I had the privilege of guest hosting the Groove Garden show on KFAI and brought listeners a smattering of dead air along with the entertaining sound of a record being cued up while another is playing. Oh, and I forgot to back announce a few songs. Even so, we did hear some nice new music from Buika, Allá, Hercules & Love Affair and Seun Kuti, plus classics from Shuggie Otis (seen above), James Brown, Chaz Jankel, Love Unlimited, Curtis Mayfield, Ini Kamoze, and many others. You can stream the show, warts and all, for two weeks here. The playlist follows the break.

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Olga Lehmann

July 17, 2008

Olga Lehmann was a gifted Chilean artist who during the course of a long and prolific career in England created book illustrations, set designs, portraits and murals. For a short time in the 1950s she worked for the British classical label Argo and designed a small number of incredible album covers, including the one above for Under Milk Wood. I’m only aware of one other LP design by her, her equally frenetic and joyous cover for The Beggar’s Opera. (If anyone out there in blogland knows of or has scans of other Argo designs by Lehmann, please drop us a line!)

(related post: More Olga Lehmann)

Al Green

July 14, 2008

Global Beat 7/9/08

July 9, 2008

Doug is on his way to the Winnepeg Folk Festival and handed the reins of the Global Beat show to me today. On the show we bounced all over the globe, taking in new music from Pacifika (seen above), Seun Kuti, Jackson Conti, Sonantes, and Kylie Auldist, plus vintage tracks from Hugh Masekela, Jackie Edwards & Judy Mowatt, The Mighty Diamonds, and many more. You can stream the show here for two weeks from today, and the playlist follows the break.

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Orchestra Baobab – Ndéleng Ndéleng

July 5, 2008

In honor of Orchestra Baobab‘s stunning performance at the Dakota on Monday, here they are on the Jools Holland show doing Ndéleng Ndéleng, with the great Barthélemy Attisso on lead guitar.