Archive for February, 2010
The perfect companion film to When We Were Kings and a document of a great cross-cultural moment of the 70s. Directed by Jeffrey Levy-Hinte. With James Brown, The Spinners, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Manu Dibango, The Fania All Stars with Celia Cruz, Johnny Pacheco, Hector Lavoe and Ray Barretto, B.B. King, Franco and OK Jazz, Bill Withers, Miriam Makeba, Muhammad Ali, Don King.
It’s the eve of Rudolph Valentino Day 2010 and it’s the Rocky mix on Temposphere with cuts from a diverse roster of artists including The Bamboos, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Al Green, David Bowie and the comparatively less heralded Frank Ricotti. The show is available for streaming at the KFAI site, the playlist is posted both there and here.
(photo of Rocky Marciano from the archives of the Chicago Daily News, 1944.)