Melting Pot

For this week’s show I decided to switch things up a bit. Most weeks I do this show, I spend hours upon hours figuring out how I’m going to fill up the 2 hours I have with you each week. My focus generally is on new music, with probably 70-80% of the music being things that have recently been released or are upcoming and the rest being classic material that connects to these new sounds in one way or another. As a new tradition (and since the show is so new, any tradition would be new), I decided to dedicate the last Sunday of the month to vinyl, think of it as a “Dig Deep” edition of Melting Pot. I don’t plan out these all vinyl shows, just bring in a couple boxes of records and see what develops. This first go round, there was a fair amount of music that I’ve featured here in the Dig Deep section, which makes sense, since all the things I feature here are in my collection. In the future I’ll likely be bringing in guest DJs to spin a guest set or two all on vinyl, stay tuned for more on that in August.

At the top of the second hour, this week’s show also had our first guests at Melting Pot, Chad and Derek, the organizers behind  Make It Funky: Music & Arts Festival in Chinatown (DTLA) July 31st! I’ll be posting more on “Make It Funky” this week and next, since I’ll be doing a little mini set on the main stage late in the proceedings. Unfortunately, I had double technology issues, first with DJ equipment, which robbed us of a guest DJ set from the ReMitch of Soul Sessions, and then my recording of the show blanked out just about at the end of the interview (which explains why it ends so abrubtly on the audio that’s here), but I just did some quick edits to bring everything back together, I think we only missed a minute or two, just the round-up and thank yous. We’re back to regular programming with a bunch of new releases next week and potentially a performance or two…Audio is up for a month, enjoy the show and make sure to spread the good word.

Melting Pot on KPFK #9: First Hour
Melting Pot on KPFK #9: Second Hour

Playlist: 7-25-2010

{opening theme} Boris Gardiner – Melting Pot – Is What’s Happening (Dynamic)

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Harvey Mandel – Wade In The Water – Cristo Redentor (Phillips)
The Purpose – Dustcracks, Bugs & Roaches – The Purpose (ABC)
Gal Costa – Hotel Das Estrellas – Le Gal (Phillips)
Barry Goldberg – Sittin’ In Circles – Reunion (Buddah)
The Heliocentrics – Space Time Girl – 12” (Now-Again)

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The Spectrals – Don’t Mind – 7” (Slumberland)
John Barry – …And How To Get It – The Knack: Original Soundtrack (United Artists)
Eva Pilarova – Vazky – EVA (Supraphon)
Johnny Hammond – Call On Me – Gambler’s Life (Salvation)
Sergio Mendes & Brazil ’77 – Love Music – Love Music (Bell)

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3 Titans – College – 7” (Dunham)
Mandrill – Fencewalk / Hagalo – Composite Truth (Polydor)
Eddie Palmieri – Oyele Que Te Conviene – Unfinished Masterpiece (Coco)

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Joe Farrell – Upon This Rock / Seven Seas – Upon This Rock (CTI)
Interview with the organizers of Make It Funky!: Music & Arts Festival (July 31st in Downtown LA/Chinatown)

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Myron & E with the Soul Investigators – On Broadway – 7” (Timmion)
Jimmy McGriff – The Now Thing – Soul Sugar (Capitol)
Sugar Billy Garner – Super Duper Love – Super Duper Love (Fast Track)
Toni Tornado – Aposta – Toni Tornado (Odeon)
Tim Weisberg – Tyme Cube – Hurtwood Edge (A&M)

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The How – Polly – 7” (555 / Slumberland)
The Sorrows – Teenage Letter – Take A Heart (PRT)
Canned Heat – Whiskey Headed Woman No. 2 – Boogie With Canned Heat (Liberty)
Reflection Eternal feat. Mos Def & Mr. Man – Fortified Live – 12” (Rawkus)
Cactus – You Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover – Cactus (Atco)

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{closing theme} Kenny Baker – Mississippi Waltz – Plays Bill Monroe (County)

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