Since I Last Saw You…Feels Like The Whole World Has Changed 1

Jackson Heights – Since I Last Saw You Right now it feels a bit like the image above, taken from the front cover of Jackson Heights’ 1970 album Kings Progress, as if some cosmic force is shaking up our little planet. After an extraordinary August, September left a great deal […]


Falling In Love In Modern Times…with Duster Cat

Duster Cat – Modern Times I bought this record at one of the Rappcats pop-ups last year, drawn by it’s simplistic yet striking artwork and private press feel (the album was released on Q Records out of Torrance, a record label that really doesn’t seem to have put out much […]


The Beautiful Agony Of Anna Melato’s “Amara Me”

Anna Melato – Amara me Ever since first seeing Lina Wertmüller’s “Love & Anarchy,” in May, I’ve been absolutely obsessed with this song. In the film, the song is performed by Melato at a meal for the workers at a “Casa di Tolleranza,” which I suppose would directly translate into […]


Remembering Matthew Africa

Tom Jones – Looking Out My Window Today marks five years since the passing of Matthew Africa, one of the Bay Area’s most beloved, who died in a car accident on Labor Day, September 3, 2012. Matthew’s presence remains, for many of us who knew and loved him, with us […]


Dig Deep: Pete Willsher & Tony Kelly – Images – Studio G (1981)

Willsher and Kelly – Moon Gliding Willsher and Kelly – Sahara Sunshine Willsher and Kelly – Foggy Dock Willsher and Kelly – Cyborg Was talking to my friend Emerald today about Karriem Riggins’ production on Common’s song “Unfamiliar” which samples John Cameron’s “Half Forgotten Daydreams,” a library record I’ve been […]

Total Solar Eclipse over Sublimity, Oregon - 08-21-17

Dig Deep…For The Eclipse!: Charles Mingus – Mingus Revisited – Limelight (1965)

Charles Mingus – Eclipse CHarles Mingus – Half Mast Inhibition Charles Mingus – Prayer For Passive Resistance I swear I’d shared this Mingus record before, but search as I might, it seems I haven’t. This was originally released as “Pre-Bird Mingus” and there’s another Limelight pressing of “Revisited,” but this […]


Dig Deep: Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Slightly Latin – Limelight (1965)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Walk On By Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Raouf Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Safari Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Ebrauqs As is our custom here on Melting Pot, on this day, August 7th, we always pay tribute to our patron saint, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, on what would have […]