Melting Pot

This past week’s show was very difficult. More than getting back into the swing of things after an unusually difficult move to a new apartment (thanks again to Oliver Wang of Soul-Sides for filling in), my mind, body and soul has been with my wife’s family after the passing of her mother, Pascuala Gutierrez. I start and finish the show with two tributes to her memory which will live on in all the people who lives she has touched. The show begins with a short set of some of her favorite songs and artists and I close playing a whole side of music from Duke Ellington, featuring Mahalia Jackson in some of her most uplifting work. Posts will remain intermittent this week…

Melting Pot on KPFK #22: First Hour
Melting Pot on KPFK #22: Second Hour

Playlist: 11-21-2010

{opening theme} Booker T. & the MGs – Melting Pot – Melting Pot (Stax)

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Tribute to Pascuala Gutierrez 1933-2010

Pedro Infante – La Calandria
Marco Antonio Solis – La Venia Bendita
Las Jilguerillas – Por Ellas
Mariacha Vargas con Miguel Aceves Mejia – Prieta Linda

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Charles Bradley – I Believe In Your Love – No Time For Dreaming (Dunham)
Willie West – Lessons of Love – 7″ (Timmion)
Belleruche – Cat In A Dog Suit – 270 Stories (Tru Thoughts)
Blonde Redhead – Spain – Penny Sparkle (4AD)
Ikonika – Yoshimitsu – 12” (Hyperdub)
The Afro Soultet – Torrid Zone – Afrodesia (Luv n’ Haight)

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Chico Mann – Harmonia – Analog Drift (Wax Poetics)
Laetitia Sadier – Un Soir, Un Chien – The Trip (Drag City)
Anika – No Ones There – Anika (Stones Throw/Invada)
Gonjasufi – Holidays (MRR Remix) – The Caliph’s Tea Party (Warp)

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Aloe Blacc – Take Me Back – Good Things (Stones Throw)
Witch – See Your Mama – Introduction (Now-Again)
Warpaint – Set Your Arms Down – The Fool (Rough Trade)

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Jodesha & Star Ride – The Answer – Groove Merchant 20 (Ubiquity/Luv n’ Haight)
Las Ilusionistas – Colegiala – Roots of Chi Cha 2 (Barbes)
Batida feat. Bras Firmino – Nufeko Disole – Secousse: African Dance Music Anthems (Crammed Discs)
El Guincho – Novias – Pop Negro (Young Turks/XL)
Corin Tucker Band – It’s Always Summer – 1,000 Years (Kill Rock Stars)
Bill Frisell – Nobody’s Fault – Beautiful Dreamers (Savoy Jazz)

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Tribute To Pascuala Gutierrez 1933-2010

Duke Ellington & Mahalia Jackson – Come Sunday/23rd Psalm – Black, Brown & Biege (CBS)

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