Melting Pot

Sorry it’s taken so long to get this posted, I’ve been in the middle of a mega-grading for all my classes at CSU-Long Beach and UCLA Extension. Sunday’s show was mighty nice, with several different tributes. At the top of the 2nd hour I pay tribute to one of my favorite guitarists and a true legend, Hubert Sumlin, who passed away recently at the age of 80. Sumlin is best known as the lead guitarist on most of Howlin’ Wolf’s greatest sides in the late 1950s and early 1960s and I tried to highlight some of his best work as a modest tribute. In the first hour there’s a set in honor of LA independent record label Stones Throw that is turning 15 years old…and most importantly at the start of the show I play a couple of songs for my wife who recently celebrated her birthday. Some thoroughly digable tunes throughout, new music from the Black Keys, M.E.D., Ali Koehler (formerly of Best Coast and the Vivian Girls), and maybe the coolest most over the top gospel song I’ve ever heard from the King James Version near the end of the show. Won’t be on this week, we’ll be back in time for Christmas likely with an all-vinyl show playing some of the best things I dug up this year and maybe with a special guest too.

Melting Pot on KPFK #67: First Hour
Melting Pot on KPFK #67: Second Hour

Playlist: 12-11-2011
{opening theme} Booker T & the MGs – Melting Pot – Melting Pot (Stax)

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Al Green – Simply Beautiful – I’m Still In Love With You (Hi Records)
Charles Bradley – Lovin’ You, Baby – No Time For Dreaming (Dunham)
Charles Mingus – Celia – Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (Impulse!)

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M.E.D. – Mystical Magical – Classic (Stones Throw)
Koushik – Be With – Out My Window (Stones Throw)
J-Dilla – Don’t Cry – Donuts (Stones Throw)
Peanut Butter Wolf feat. The Lootpack & Quasimoto – Styles, Crew, Flows, Beats – My Vinyl Weighs A Ton (Stones Throw)
Damon – Don’t You Feel Me – Forge Your Own Chains (Now-Again/Stones Throw)
Mad Villian – Money Folder – Madvilliany (Stones Throw)
The Heliocentrics – Sirius A – Out There (Now-Again/Stones Throw)
Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar – Good Things (Stones Throw)

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Mike & the Censations – You’re Living A Lie – Don’t Sell Your Soul (Ubiquity/Luv’n’Haight)
Black Star – You Already Knew – Single (Self-Released)
M. Ashraf feat. Nahid Akhtar – Dear I Love You – Life Is Dance (Finders Keepers)
Ali Koehler – Unwell – Demo (Self-Released)

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Howlin’ Wolf feat. Hubert Sumlin – Killing Floor – Real Folk Blues (Chess)
Howlin’ Wolf feat. Hubert Sumlin – Going Down Slow – Howlin’ Wolf (Chess)
Howlin’ Wolf feat. Hubert Sumlin – Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy – Real Folk Blues (Chess)
Howlin’ Wolf feat. Hubert Sumlin – Hidden Charms – The Chess Box (Chess)
Howlin’ Wolf feat. Hubert Sumlin – I Ain’t Supertitious – Greatest Hits (Chess)
Howlin’ Wolf feat. Hubert Sumlin – Shake For Me – Howlin’ Wolf (Chess)
Howlin’ Wolf feat. Hubert Sumlin – Tail Dragger – Ain’t Gonna Be Your Dog (MCA/Chess)

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The Black Keys – Money Maker – El Camino (Nonesuch)
The Sonics – Strychnine – Here Are The Sonics!!! (Norton)
Wanda Jackson – Let’s Have A Party – Wanda Jackson (Capitol)
Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers – 55th Street Boogie – Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers (Alligator)

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The Louvin Bros. – The Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea – Satan Is Real (Light In The Attic)
King James Version – He’s Forever – Boddie Recording Co., Cleveland, Ohio (Numero)
The Strange Boys – You Take Everything For Granite When Your Stone – Live Music (Rough Trade)
Shin Joong Hyun – J Blues 72 – Beautiful Rivers and Mountains (Light In The Attic)

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

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