Melting Pot

End of the month means I was all on vinyl for this past Sunday’s show. Since it was also the beginning of Summer, I had to play Arthur Lee and Love’s “Good Humor Man” which is the number one song that comes to my mind when my most favored season comes around. From there we have a pretty mellow show, I guess reflecting my mellow mood at the moment, since I didn’t plan the vast majority of this show. The only non-mellow moment was a short tribute to Pete Cosey, one of my favorite guitarists, who passed away May 30th at the age of 68. Cosey was under-rated but well-regarded by all those with ears who heard his music, with a number of Chicago outfits, including AACM related work with Phil Cohran’s Artistic Heritage Ensemble, The Pharoahs (who later became Earth Wind & Fire) and in the “house” band for Cadet Concept. My tribute focused on the two controversial albums cut with blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, but I also would suggest you check out Pete Cosey’s work with Miles Davis from 1973-1975ish. Enjoy the show, next week we’re covering the “Best So Far” of 2012!

Melting Pot on KPFK #88: First Hour
Melting Pot on KPFK #88: Second Hour

Playlist: 06-24-2012
{opening theme} Boris Gardiner – Melting Pot – Is What’s Happening (Dynamic)

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Love – The Good Humor Man Sees Everything Like This – Forever Changes (Elektra)
Jerry Butler – Walk Easy My Son – The Sagittarius Movement (Mercury)
Big Miller – Lament – Did You Ever Hear The Blues? (United Artists)
The Electric Flag – Nothing To Do – The Electric Flag (Columbia)
Jimmy McGriff – Girl Talk – The Worm (Solid State)

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Curumin – Pra Nunca Mais – Arrocha (Vinyland/Six Degrees)
Rufus Harley – Malika – Evolution (Luv n’ Haight)
Roland Kirk – One Ton – Volunteered Slavery (Atlantic)
Lata Mangeshkar & Kishore Kumar – Jis Ka Mujhe Tha Intezar – Don: Original Soundtrack (EMI)

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Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield – Man’s Temptation – Super Session (Columbia)
Ike & Tina Turner – I Smell Trouble – The Hunter (Blue Thumb)
Funkadelic – Qualify & Satisfy – Funkadelic (Westbound)
Magic Sam – San Jose – Black Magic (Delmark)

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Muddy Waters feat. Pete Cosey – Herbert Harper’s Free Press – Electric Mud (Cadet Concept)
Howlin’ Wolf feat. Pete Cosey – Evil – The Howlin’ Wolf Album (Cadet Concept)
Muddy Waters feat. Pete Cosey – I Just Want To Make Love To You – Electric Mud (Cadet Concept)
Howlin’ Wolf feat. Pete Cosey – Smokestack Lightning – The Howlin’ Wolf Album (Cadet Concept)

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Chicano Batman – Itotiani – Chicano Batman (Club Unicornio)
Mike James Kirkland – Gonna Try To Get You Back – Don’t Sell Your Soul (Ubiquity)
Harlem River Drive – If (We Had Peace Today) – Harlem River Drive (Roulette)

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Willie West & the High Society Bros. – Cold In The Storm – 7”
Jimi Hendrix – Gypsy Boy (New Rising Sun) – Midnight Lightning (Reprise)
Harvey Mandel – Cristo Redentor – Cristo Redentor (Philips)

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{closing theme} Kenny Baker – Mississippi Waltz – Plays Bill Monroe (County)

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