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Melting Pot’s Best of 2011

January 2nd, 2012

Here we are at the start of a new year taking a look back at the year in music for 2011. As with last year’s show I’ve put together a special web only mix of “honorable mentions,” though next year I may just drop that title, ’cause in truth, the web-only set simply includes all the other things I would have liked to have had in the live program, but just couldn’t because of time constraints. All week I’ll be running through my favorite music from 2011, including many of the records from this show, Enjoy!

Melting Pot’s Best of 2011: Honorable Mentions
Melting Pot’s Best of 2011: First Hour
Melting Pot’s Best of 2011: Second Hour

Melting Pot’s Best of 2011: Honorable Mentions (Web Only Mix)
{opening theme} Booker T & the MGs – Melting Pot – Melting Pot (Stax)

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Bing Ji Ling – Hypnotized – Shadow To Shine (Tummy Touch)
Love Inks – Can’t Be Wrong – ESP (Hell Yes)
DJ Shadow – Circular Logic (Front to Back) – The Less You Know The Better (Verve)
Charles “Packy” Axton – Holiday Cheer w/ the Martinis – Late Late Party 1965-1967 (Light In The Attic)
People Under the Stairs – Too Much Birthday – Highlighter (Piecelock 70)
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – La La La La – The First Album / Funky Rob Way (Analog Africa)
Hypnotic Brass ensemble – Champion – Bulletproof Brass EP (Choice Cuts)

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Clean Break Intro for Samuel L Jackson reading adam Mansbach’s – Go The Fuck To Sleep (Audible.com)
Lijadu Sisters – Lord Have Mercy – Danger (Knitting Factory)
Crystal Stilts – Sycamore Tree – In Love With Oblivion (Slumberland)
Kode9 & the Spaceape – Black Smoke – Black Sun (HYperdub)
Ikebe Shakedown – No Name Bar – Ikebe Shakedown (Ubiquity)
Wild Cookie feat. Anthony Mills & Freddie Cruger – Freddie Cruger & Anthony Mills Are Wildcookie (Tru Thoughts)
J. Rocc – Chasing The Sun – Some Cold Rock Stuff (Stones Throw)

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Wanda Jackson – Thunder On The Mountain – The Party Ain’t Over (Third Man)
Nostalgia 77 – Sleepwalker – The Sleep Walking Society (Tru Thoughts)
Jean Claude Vannier – Au Desespoir Des Singes – Roses Rouge Sang (Finders Keepers)
Robin Hannibal – Voltaire – Bobby EP (Plug Research)
Damon & Naomi – Helsinki – False Beats And True Hearts (20/20/20)
La Sera – Dedcated To the One I Love – Devil Hearts Grow Gold 7” (Hardly Art)

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Shin Joong Hyun – J Blues 72 – Beautiful Rivers And Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sound of South Korea’s Shin Joong Hyun (Light In The Attic)

KPFK’s Melting Pot Best of 2011 Playlist:

Ocote Soul Sounds – Speak Truth To Power – Taurus (ESL)
M.E.D. – Blaxican (Video Mix) – Classic (Stones Throw)
Boogaloo Assassins – No No No – Recorded Live At KPFK (KPFK Archives)
Katalyst feat. Stephanie McKay – Day Into Night – Deep Impressions (BBE)
DJ Lengua – Perdido – Cruzando (Club Unicornio)

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Hunx & his Punx – Lover’s Lane – Too Young To Fall In Love (Hardly Art)
Le Nombre – Loving You – Burned At Boddie (Numero)
Headnodic feat. Latyrx & Kat – Movin On Up – Red Line Radio (Brick)
Algodon Egipcio – Los Temas Turbios – La Lucha Constante (Lefse)
King – Supernatural – The Story EP (Self-released)
Astrobal – Message From Kobe8 – Poetry & Science Fiction (Plug Research)

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Boom Clap Bachelors – Andres Haender – EP (Plug Research)
Shabazz Palaces – Are You…Can You…Were You (Felt) – Black Up (Sub Pop)
The Echocentrics – Jardim – Sunshadows (Ubiquity)
King James Version – He’s Forever (Amen) – Boddie Recording Co.: Cleveland, Ohio (Numero)
Amon Tobin – Journeyman – Isam (Ninja Tune)

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The Sandwitches – My Heart Does Swell – Recorded Live At KPFK (KPFK Archives)
Shimmering Stars – No One – Violent Hearts (Hardly Art)
Mike James Kirkland – Don’t Sell Your Soul – Don’t Sell Your Soul (Ubiquity/Luv’n’haight)
Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs – Rest Of Your Life – No Help Coming (Transdreamer)
Chain & the Gang – For Practical Purposes (I Love You) – Music’s Not For Everyone (K Records)
The Gang Of Harry Roesli – Don’t Talk About Freedom – Those Shocking Shaking Days (Now-Again)

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Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band – I Believe In Your Love – No Time For Dreaming (Dunham/Daptone)
The Strange Boys – Doueh – Live Music (Rough Trade)
Vieux Farka Toure feat. Derek Trucks – Aigna – The Secret (Six Degrees)
Googoosh – Shekayat – Googoosh (Finders Keepers)
Phonte – The Good Fight – Charity Starts At Home (Foreign Exchange Music)
Thundercat – Golden Boy – The Golden Age of Apocalypse (Brainfeeder)

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Brave Irene – Good Ideas – Brave Irene (Slumberland)
Hemant Bhole – Sansani Khez Koi Baat – Bollywood Bloodbath (Finders Keepers)
Amor De Dias – Late Mornings – Street Of The Love Of Days (Merge)
Real Estate – Municipality – Days (Domino)
Lake – Giving & Receiving – Giving & Receiving (K Records)

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{Closing Theme} Dungen – Oga, Nasa, Mun – 7” (Third Man)

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