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Bing Ji Ling performs some acoustic soul at KPFK

You don’t expect someone who looks like Zach Galifianakis’ big brother to belt out sweet soul like this, but indeed he does.  Quinn Luke is the man behind Bing Ji Ling, and he spent some time at KPFK, performing acoustic versions of tracks from his latest release Shadow To Shine.  During the interview we talk a little bit about how he got the nickname Bing Ji Ling, the influence of Rare Groove on the sound of the record and all the various projects he is involved in, including being a member of the Phenomenal Hand Clap Band, Coppa with Cool Chris of Groove Merchant and Incarnations with Bart Davenport and Daniel Collás.  We didn’t even get to talk about his collaborations with Tommy Guerrero and Shawn Lee…speaking of which, based on his varied and exceptional pedigree, his multi-instrumental talents, soul stylings and that big-time beard, Quinn is now my odds on favorite to be the person behind the mysterious Clutchy Hopkins…perhaps I’ll ask him about it next time he’s in LA. 

Bing Ji Ling on KPFK’s Melting Pot: Recorded 4-27-2011

4 Responses to “Be Our Guest: Bing Ji Ling on KPFK’s Melting Pot”

  1. guy

    can I get tracklisting for this show?

  2. Michael Barnes

    Here you go!

    Bing Ji Ling – Hypnotized – Shadow To Shine (Tummy Touch)
    Bing Ji Ling – Move On (Acoustic) – Recorded at KPFK
    Bing Ji Ling – Sunshine Love (Acoustic) – Recorded at KPFK

    Interview with KPFK's Michael Barnes

    Bing Ji Ling – Like We Used To Do (Acoustic) – Recorded at KPFK
    Bing Ji Ling – Kathalina (Acoustic) – Recorded at KPFK
    Bing Ji Ling – Move On – Shadow To Smile (Tummy Touch)

  3. Guy Ashton

    Thanks Michael,

    Morgan opened the show with a few tunes – do you perhaps have the tracklisting of these?

    Thanks for all the great music!


  4. Morgan Rhodes

    Hi Guy,

    Thanks for the inquiry. Hope you enjoyed the show.

    Here's my playlist from Sunday May 1st.

    Kan Sano – Wild Flowers – Fantastic Farewell
    Georgia Anne Muldrow – Untitled Fantastic [unreleased]
    The Go Team – Apollo Throwdown [Starslinger Mix] – With All Due Respect
    Incarnations – Make You Mine – Make You Mine
    Woolfy – Odyssey – 12"
    Lukid – Light it Up – Onadon
    Breakestra – Hiding – Hit The Floor
    The Tune-Yards – You Yes You – Who Kill
    Mogwai – White Noise – "Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will" Sub Pop Records
    Emanative ft. Ahu – Turn the Lights On – Brownswood Bubblers v.2
    Mo Kolours – Biddies – EP1: Drumtalking
    Jazz Never Sleeps – Live At Maresdou – Jazz Never Sleeps
    Spoek Mathombo – MSHINI WAM – MSHINI WAM
    J Dilla – Workinonit – Donuts – Stones Throw
    Sonny Coates – Major Heavy ft. Om'Mas – Single
    Gretchen Parlato – All That I Can Say – The Lost and Found – Obliq Sound Records
    Kan Sano – Eternal Sunshine – Fantastic Farewell – Planet Mu Records


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