Melting Pot

First off, Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone. On yesterday’s show I played a lot of “love” songs, though not all in the traditional sense. There are for sure a number of great love songs, from the likes of Charles Bradley, Johnny Hartman and Paul Butterfield, but also some cynical love songs (Yachts), anti-love songs (Mingus, Betty Davis, Harry Nilsson), some songs about falling out of love (Sebadoh) and even unrequited love (Janis Joplin), little bit of everything for everyone, covering all manner of affairs of the heart. Additionally we have some brand new music from Dum Dum Girls, Shawn Lee featuring Bardo Martinez of Chicano Batman, Vivian Girls, Johnny Polygon and the latest project from Cheky of Jovenes y Sexys, a solo project called Algodon Egipcio. Enjoy!

Melting Pot on KPFK #32: First Hour
Melting Pot on KPFK #32: Second Hour

Playlist: 2-13-2011
{opening theme} Booker T & the MGs – Melting Pot – 7” (Stax)

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Max Roach – Freedom Day – We Insist! Freedom Now Suite (Candid)
Umm Kulthum – Wa Daret El Ayam – Daret El Ayam
Arabian Knightz – Rebel – Single (Self Released)

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Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band – Lovin’ You Baby – No Time For Dreaming (Dunham/Daptone)
Janis Joplin – To Love Somebody – I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama! (Columbia)
Charles Mingus – I X Love – Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (Impulse!)

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La Sera – Never Come Around – Recorded Live At KPFK
Penny & the Quarters – You & Me – Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label (Numero)
The MC5 – Let Me Try – Back In The USA (Atlantic)
Versus – Jealous – Secret Swingers (Teen Beat)

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Shawn Lee feat. Bardo Martinez – La Eterna Felicidad – World Of Funk (Ubiquity)
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas – Lovey Dovey – King & Queen (Atco)
Harry Nilsson – You’re Breaking My Heart – Son Of Schmilsson (RCA)
Betty Davis – Anti-Love Song – Betty Davis (Light In The Attic)
Johnny Polygon – Get Over – Rebel Without Applause (Self-released)

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Dum Dum Girls – He Gets Me High – He Gets Me High EP (Sub Pop)
Yachts – Love You – 7” (Radarscope)
The Vivian Girls – I Heard You Say – Share The Joy (Polyvinyl)
Martina Topley Bird – Valentine – The Blue God (Independiente)
Best Coast – I Want To – Crazy For You (Mexican Summer)

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Algodon Egipcio – El Dia Previo – La Lucha Constante (Lefse)
Adam Franklin – Big Sur – Spent Bullets (Second Motion)
Sebadoh – Soul & Fire – Bubble & Scrape (Sub Pop)
Jessica Lea Mayfield – You’ve Won Me Over – With Blasphemy So Heartfelt (Polymer)
Butterfield Blues Band – I Want To Be With You – Live (Elektra)

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Johnny Hartman – What Is There To Say? – Songs From The Heart (Bethlehem)

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