sou loved | remix on the radio!

As I’m a huge fan of the Global Riddims / Groovalizacion Radio show out of Belgium, I’m extra thrilled that the La Junta Remix of “Sou” by Burkina Faso’s WUIWA (done by David Cardena aka ‘degruvme’ and yours truly) made it onto their most recent playlist! That in itself is a great honor, but even more so that it’s among some incredible company whose work I greatly admire and keep in regular rotation, including Seun Kuti, Antibalas, Thornato, Samba de Coco Raizes de Arcoverde (produced by Maga Bo), Nicola Conte & more. Much respect to Tony Heynen!!

Click the link below and have a listen on this fine Music Monday…and thereafter 🙂

Global Riddims Playlist #21

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mind melting | aka NEW BRAZIL MIX!!

I’m honored to have recently been invited to share a guest deejay set on Pacifica Radio in Los Angeles by one of my favorite tastemakers on the LA airwaves, Mr. Michael Barnes. Michael has hosted his popular and eclectic music program on both of the city’s main public radio platforms, 89.9 FM KCRW and KPFK 90.7 FM, a show and accompanying blog both titled Melting Pot Radio. He’s currently on hiatus from doing his programs regularly, however in January and February thus far, he’s filled in for regular ‘One Track Mind’ host Kristi Lomax, who’ll be making her return to her long-time post at the station very soon.

The links below will allow you to stream and/or download each hour of the show. The first link takes you to Michael’s New Orleans/Mardi Gras inspired first hour (including a brief interview with yours truly), while the second link features my guest deejay set–a jazzy and funky take on Brazil, just in time for Carnaval week. You won’t find much of the typical samba or batucada sounds here, but rather the set highlights a handful of genres just as rhythmic and beautiful as the country’s more prominent sounds. Plus, what’s really cool about this appearance on One Track Mind is that it is in large part thanks to Kristi’s show back around the turn of the millenium that I learned to love Afrobeat and pan-African genres, helping set me on the path to all that I enjoy as a world music deejay/selector/collector.

I’ve also included the tracklist for my set below. Click and enjoy!

KPFK 90.7 / ‘ONE TRACK MIND’ / Michael Barnes filling in for Kristi Lomax
February 9, 2018

Hour One | 10-11pm | MICHAEL BARNES NOLA SET + GLENN RED INTERVIEW

Hour Two | 11pm-Midnight | DJ GLENN RED FUNKY BRAZIL SET

MICHAEL BARNES’ “MELTING POT” BLOG

TRACK LISTING:

Intro: “São Paulo Antiga (Vinheta)” – OSVALDINHO DA CUICA & MADRINHA EUNICE
Historia do Samba Paulista I / CPC UMES, 1999

“Ossain” – JORGE ARMORIM AND HANK SCHROY
Orixás / independent release, 2004

“Esperar Pra Ver” – POOLSIDE & FATNOTRONIC
Brazilian Compilation Series, v.1 / Chit Chat Records, 2015

“Kabaluere” – ANTONIO CARLOS E JACOFI
Mudei de Idéia / RCA Victor, 1971

“Moeda, Reza E Cor” – DOM SALVADOR & ABOLICÃO
Som, Sangue e Raça / CBS Records, 1971

“Speed” – SONIA SANTOS
Mr. Bongo Presents “Tudo Ben”: Jorge Ben Covered / Mr. Bongo Worldwide LTD, 2009

“Som Do Copa 7” – COPA 7
O Som Do Copa 7 / Top Tape, 1979

“Canta Coco Morena” – SAMBA DE COCO RAIZES DE ARCOVERDE
Maga Bo apresenta Coco Raizes de Arcoverde / Kafundó Records, 2018

“Canto de Ossanha (Instrumental)” – LEO GANDELMAN
Lounjazz / Rob Digital, 2005

“Cidade Vazia [Suonho Sambossa Restyle]” – MILTON BANANA TRIO
In Brasil, Vol. 1 / Suonho In Brasil, 2012

“Maracatu Atomico [iZem Edit]” – OSMAR MILITO
iZem Edits & Remixes / independent release, 2015

“Tamanqueiro [Selvagem Edit]” – ELIZIO DE BUZIOS
single / Hello Sailor Recordings, 2015

“Pura” – ALMIR RICARDI
Festa Funk / RGE, 1984

“Labirinto” – OS FAMKS
Famks / EMI 1978

“Ginga” – LINCOLN OLIVETTI & ROBSON JORGE
Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti / Som Livre, 1982

“Tao Bem” – ZAMBABEN
Zambaben / Zambaben, 2017

“Palco [Jean Claude Gavri Edit]” – GILBERTO GIL
To São Paulo With Love / independent release, 2014

“Lei Do Amor” – JOÃO DONATO & DONATINHO
single / Names You Can Trust, 2017

blue/s xmas.

Last week a friend of mine who owns a vintage apparel & accessories store in Claremont CA hired me to curate an xmas playlist similar to the sound of the Brian Setzer Orchestra. Since it’s located right across the hall from the coffee bar where I often post up for many hours during the week, I visit her store to browse and shop regularly and really enjoy the music she’s playing on her mini stereo system.

Anyway, putting it together was kind of fun and she really dug the set so I finally decided to re-activate my Spotify page and add it as my first entry. While I chose to include a couple of songs that you might hear on KOST 103.5’s post-Halloween holiday repertoire (which is WAY too early of a start date, IMHO), and without trying to go ostentatiously deep, I went for a bluesy (but not too melancholy), swingin’ set that I think might be a pretty fresh take. I chose 18 tunes, but because I still needed an extra 15 minutes to fill out an 80-minute blank CD, I added four extra tunes from a great compilation called “An Austin Rhythm and Blues Christmas”. Check out my “Blue(s) Xmas” playlist via the link below:

GLENN RED on Spotify

Track List:
FRANK SINATRA – “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”
LITTLE JIMMY KING & THE MEMPHIS HORNS – “Happy Christmas Tears”
THE HONEY DIPPERS – “Under The Christmas Tree”
B.B. KING – “Merry Christmas, Baby”
THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA – “Jingle Bells”
BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY – “Christmastime In Tinseltown”
BILLY PAUL WILLIAMS & LAUREN CARTER – “All I Want For Christmas Is You”
KAY STARR – “I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm [stuhr remix]”
THE PUPPINI SISTERS – “Step Into Christmas”
ROOMFUL OF BLUES – “I Want You With Me Christmas”
BIG MAYBELLE – “Silent Night”
ELVIS PRESLEY – “Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Clause Lane)”
CHRIS ISAAK – “Blue Christmas”
IRMA THOMAS & THE PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND – “May Ev’ry Day Be Christmas”
CLARENCE CARTER – “Back Door Santa”
ANGELA STREHLI – “Boogie Woogie Santa Clause”
LOWELL FULSON – “Lonesome Christmas”
LOU ANN BARTON – “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”
PAUL RAY – “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
ANGELA STREHLI – “Sweet Little Baby Boy”
SARAH BROWN – “My Christmas Tree Is Hung With Tears”
SOLOMON BURKE – “Presents For Christmas”

Hope you enjoy it. Happy Holidays.

kindred voices.

tunog-tao-cover-art

Sending deep gratitude today to LA global bass artist GINGEE for inviting me to contribute a track to this diverse compilation of Filipino musicmakers from the US, Canada, France, and of course the Philippines. My pieces is from an EP of meditation traks I’d worked on in late 2013 that I shelved in favor of other projects, this one incorporating just a gong, a rainstick, a simple vocal and a few drum samples. Listen through and enjoy this project…there is some fantastic material here. Free for download or pay what you’d like. Please share it if you dig it.

Curated by GINGEE and KIMMORTAL.
Cover art by KIMMORTAL
Baybaysin (pre-colonial script in title) by KRISTIAN KABUAY