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Bittersweet show this past Sunday. Just the day before we’d gotten the sad, sad news that Amy Winehouse had passed away. I’d already planned on doing an hour long tribute to “Fonce” Mizell who passed on July 11th, but decided the start the show with what I think will ultimately be the song we remember Amy Winehouse for, “Love Is A Losing Game.” During the show, in addition to the tributes, there are quite a few new releases, brand new music from Real Estate, Dum Dum Girls, Headnodic, The Aggrolites and more. The whole second hour is filled with some of my favorite Mizell Bros. produced tracks. These songs never fail to put a smile on my face. They fill me with such great and beautiful feelings that I wish I’d put together this set under different circumstances. I’d hoped one day to interview Larry and Fonce Mizell, I still hope I’ll be able to interview Larry & Rodney Mizell in the near future. Until then we have the music.

…Speaking of Mizell Bros. tributes, for a significantly more comprehensive mix of the Mizell Bros. music check this link from Matthew Africa…

Melting Pot on KPFK #51: First Hour
Melting Pot on KPFK #51: Second Hour

Playlist: 7-24-2011

{opening theme} Donald Byrd – Flight Time – Black Byrd (Blue Note)

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Amy Winehouse – Love Is A Losing Game – Back To Black (Island)
Damon & Naomi – Shadow Boxing – False Beats & True Hearts (20/20/20)
Dum Dum Girls – Coming Down – Only In Dreams (Sub Pop)
The Stepkids – Legend In My Own Mind – 12” (Stones Throw)
Donald Byrd – Black Byrd – Black Byrd (Blue Note)

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Real Estate – It’s Real – Single (Domino)
Brilliant Colors – Hey Dan – Again And Again (Slumberland)
Pollyn – Sometimes You Just Know – Recorded Live At KPFK
Headnodic feat. Mission – Red Line Radio – Red Line Radio (Brick)
Breakestra – Need A Little Love – Dusk Till Dawn (Strut)
Johnny Hammond – Shifting Gears – Gears (OJC)

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AM & Shawn Lee – Spin It Around – 12” (ESL)
The Aggrolites – The Aggro Band Plays On – Rugged Road (Young Cub)
The Menahan Street Band – Eyes On The Prize – No Time For Dreaming: Instrumentals (Dunham / Daptone)
The Hawk feat. Little Hannah Collins – Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover – 7” (Record Kicks)
Camp Lo – Luchini aka This Is It – Uptown Saturday Night (Arista)
Bobbi Humphrey – Jasper County Man – Blacks & Blues (Blue Note)

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Donald Byrd – Lansana’s Priestess – Street Lady (Blue Note)
Gary Bartz – Music Is My Sanctuary – Music Is My Sanctuary (Capitol)
Bobbi Humphrey – Blacks & Blues – Blacks & Blues (Blue Note)
Bobbi Humphrey – San Francisco Lights – Satin Doll (Blue Note)

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Donald Byrd – Think Twice – Stepping Into Tomorrow (Blue Note)
The Blackbyrds – Rock Creek Park – City Life (Fantasy)
Johnny Hammond – Gambler’s Life – Gambler’s Life (Salvation)
Donald Byrd – Miss Kane – Street Lady (Blue Note)

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Bobbie Humphrey – Harlem River Drive – Blacks & Blues (Blue Note)
Donald Byrd – (Fallin’ Like) Dominoes – Places and Spaces (Blue Note)

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{closing theme} Donald Byrd – Sky High – Black Byrd (Blue Note)

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