Melting Pot

Can’t express to you how great it was to be back at KPFK hosting Melting Pot this week. It had been 2 weeks since my last show and I was jonesing to play you some tunes. Had to pay tribute to one of my all-time heroes MLK, on the 48th anniversary of his “I Have A Dream” speech, so the show starts off with that speech in full. So many times people just focus on the closing, but there’s a lot going on in this speech given in 1963 at the March on Washington. Rest of the first hour features music that I’ve picked up in the last couple of weeks, being in the Bay Area and around LA for our anniversary and my birthday. Some nice choice cuts, a couple of which have already made their way here and most (and a few more I didn’t get to play) will be making their way here soon. Second hour belongs to DJ Lengua who gives us almost 45 minutes of seriously laid back and extra tight cumbia tracks. We have a far too short conversation about his style as a DJ and musician. He’ll definitely be coming back to Melting Pot some time in the near future, so much music, much more to discuss, just not enough time this time around. Enjoy!

Melting Pot on KPFK #54: First Hour
Melting Pot on KPFK #54: Second Hour

Playlist: 08-28-2011

{opening theme} Boris Gardiner – Melting Pot – Is What’s Happening (Dynamic)

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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – I Have A Dream – I Have A Dream (20th Century Fox)

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Ice Water Slim & the 4th Floor – Dream On, Dream On – 7” (Hawk Sound)
Novella Nelson – Long Road Home – Novella Nelson (Arcana)
Wanderlea – Que Besteira – Feito Gente (Polydor)
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – War – 10” (Self-released)
Archie Shepp – Attica Blues – Attica Blues (Impulse)
Joe Henderson – Fire – The Elements (Milestone)

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Gloria Taylor – Born A Woman – 7” (King Soul)
Ike & Tina Turner – Bold Soul Sister – The Hunter (Blue Thumb)
The Racket Squad – Get Out Of My Life Woman – Corners Of Your Mind (Jubilee)
The Counts – Bills – What’s Up Front That Counts (Westbound)
Dizzy Gillespie – Getting’ Down – Sweet Soul (Gateway)

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Guest DJ Set from DJ Lengua

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DJ Lengua – Selections From DJ Lengua – DJ Lengua (Club Unicornio)
DJ Lengua – Sampu – Cruzando (Club Unicornio)

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