Melting Pot

After several months where things hadn’t worked out and we finally have the return of “Side Dishes” the monthly guest set put together by Oliver Wang of Soul-Sides.com! (Here’s the March edition just by itself: Oliver Wang of Soul-Sides.Com’s Side Dishes March 2011)Look for Oliver’s guest spot to return on the 3rd Sunday of each month, at least until I’m able to convince him (and KPFK mgmt) into taking a weekly show at the station. As far the rest of the show, seeing as how Sunday was the official start of spring, just had to play “Spring Again” from the Biz, as well as “Primavera” (portuguese and spanish for “Spring”) from the Godfather of Brazilian soul, Tim Maia. There’s a bunch of brand new music as I still wade through newer releases from 2011. There’s a couple new projects of note, most notably, Brave Irene features Rose Melberg, of Tiger Trap and Softies fame,in an all-female rockingly twee outfit. 9th Wonder is teamed up with Jean Grae and Phonte of Little Brother for a track that I would imagine is from either a new mixtape or proper release from rapper Lil B. Also there’s a track from The Electric which is a decidedly poppy Hip-Hop/Soul project from DJ Vadim. Also new music from Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, Algodon Egipcio, Sims (tackling Herbert Marcuse’s “One Dimensional Man” as source material on a song about how those people who think they are the solution are often part of the problem, as Phil Ochs told us so many years ago with “Love Me I’m A Liberal”), Echocentrics and more. Things finish up with an impromptu tribute set to Detroit Rock City, courtest of Chain & the Gang and the Dirtbombs with a couple of Detroit area classics from Funkadelic and Iggy & the Stooges.

Melting Pot on KPFK #36: First Hour
Melting Pot on KPFK #36: Second Hour

Playlist: 3-20-2011

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

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Biz Markie – Spring Again – 12” (Cold Chillin’)
Tim Maia – Primavera – Tim Maia (Polydor)
The Electric – So Now You Know – Life Is Moving (OGS)
WildCookie – Flashy Flashy – Cookie Dough (Tru Thoughts)
La Solucion – Mini Minoso – Salsa Boricua De Chicago (Numero)

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Sims – One Dimensional Man – Bad Time Zoo (Doomtree)
Marcus Shelby Orchestra – Memphis – Soul Of The Movement (Porto Franco)
Willie Wright – Jackie’s Song – Telling The Truth (Numero)
Chicano Batman – A Hundred Dead And Loving Souls – Recorded Live At KPFK

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Orchestre Poly-Rythmo – Lion Is Burning – Cotonou Club (Strut)
Brave Irene – Good Ideas – Brave Irene (Slumberland)
Algodon Egipcio – Los Temas Turbios – La Lucha Constante (Lefse)
Jane Weaver – Outro – Cherlokalate (Finders Keepers)

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Sides Dishes for March 2011 featuring Oliver Wang of Soul-Sides.Com

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Quadron – Average Fruit (Heartbeak Lazy Sunday Remix) – Average Fruit Remixes (Plug Research)
The Echocentrics – Down Under – Sunshadows (Ubiquity)
Lil B feat. 9th Wonder, Jean Grae & Phonte – Base For Your Face – Single (Self-released)
Little Milton – Somebody’s Tears – Walking The Back Streets And Crying (Stax)

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Chain & the Gang – Detroit Music – Music’s Not For Everyone (K Records)
The Dirtbombs – Sharevari – Party Store (In The Red)
The Stooges – No Fun (Original John Cale Mix) – The Stooges (Deluxe Edition)
Funkadelic – Everybody’s Got A Thing – Funkadelic (Westbound)

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{closing theme} Dungen – C. Visar Vagen – Tio Batar (Kemado)

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