Archive for March, 2010

Global Beat, KFAI 03/31/10: pledge drive!

March 31, 2010

The KFAI spring 2010 pledge drive continues apace. I appeared with Doug on today’s episode of Global Beat where we laid out the case for independent radio between cuts by Bassekou Kouyate, Sara Tavares, Gilberto Gil and Dennis Brown.

photo: Eric Herman, 1962; source: HotVVheels

Temposphere, KFAI 03/27/10: pledge drive!

March 27, 2010

Spring training is almost over but the spring pledge drive at KFAI is just getting underway and you can participate! Go here to learn more.

I co-hosted tonight’s pledge show with Luke. Check it out. (My all-45 mini-playlist is here.)

photo from the Detroit News archives, 1949.

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LP cover: Evinha

March 25, 2010

Evinha on Odeon (Brazil), 1973.

image source: Pretovelho

Charlie Gillett

March 22, 2010

When I discovered the wonders of streaming radio in the early days of this century, Charlie Gillett‘s show on the BBC was one of the first I found and listened to on a regular, avid basis. He played a wide range of contemporary and classic music from around the world, the guiding principle being if he liked it, he played it. (He didn’t like British folk for some reason so that was out.) I heard artists like Buika, Sara Tavares, Mayra Andrade and Tinariwen all for the first time on Charlie’s show and they all became personal favorites. Many thanks to him for his years of tireless crusading for fine music – he will be missed.

LP cover: Byrd in Paris

March 21, 2010

Donald Byrd on Brunswick, late 1950s.

LP cover: The Congregation

March 21, 2010

Johnny Griffin on Blue Note (USA), 1957. Design: Reid Miles, illustration: Andy Warhol.

LP cover: Blues and Haikus

March 17, 2010

Jack Kerouac with Al Cohn and Zoot Sims on Hanover (USA), 1958.

LP cover: Call Me Burroughs

March 17, 2010

William S. Burroughs: The English Bookshop (France) and ESP-Disk (USA), 1965.

45 cover: Evet Mi?

March 14, 2010

Kamuran Akkor on Istanbul Plak (Turkey), late 60s.

image: Immoral Tales

LP cover: Novas Idéias

March 14, 2010

Os Poligonais on Farroupilha (Brazil), 1965.

from Loronix