Melting Pot

A few months ago KPFK got brand new CD players, and their was much rejoicing at the station. Astute listeners of my show will no doubt remember various moments where CD players stopped playing a track or skipped when they shouldn’t have, but those miscues had been a thing of the past…until this week’s show. Right from the start I knew we were in for trouble when the Sharon Jones song I’d literally just cued up, somehow flipped back to Gil Scott Heron. Early one I also had trouble setting up my laptop which is part of the reason why the Woody Guthrie songs come at the end of the set. Throughout the show there were other issues, some I was able to work out, others were surprising and depressing, such as the total failure of being able to play music from Gil Scott-Heron at the appropriate place nesar the end of the show. Really made me look forward to a couple weeks when I’m on nothing but vinyl. Between all the gremlins, lots of fantastic music, including tracks from Phil Cohran and Hypnotic Brass, unreleased Can, Ondatropica feat. Ana Tijoux, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti and much more. Next week we should have a plugged in session with LA’s Chicano Batman, until then enjoy the show.

Melting Pot on KPFK #91: First Hour
Melting Pot on KPFK #91: Second Hour

Playlist: 7-15-2012

{opening theme} Booker T & the MGs – Melting Pot – 7” (Stax)

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Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings – This Land Is Your Land – 7” (Daptone)
Phil Ochs – Bound For Glory – Chords Of Fame (A&M)
Wilco – California Stars – Mermaid Ave. (Nonesuch)
Woody Guthrie – Skid Row Serenade – Woody At 100 (Smithsonian Folkways)
Woody Guthrie – Better World A’Comin – Woody At 100 (Smithsonian Folkways)

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Michael Kiwanuka – Lasan – Home Again (Interscope)
Gary Sloan and Clone – Together Again – Harmonitalk (Finders Keepers / B-Music)
Gonjasufi – Sheep – A Sufi And A Killer (Warp)

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Kelan Phil Cohran & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Spin – Kelan Phil Cohran & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (Honest Jon’s)
Curumin – Doce – Arrocha (Six Degrees)
The Lions – Think (About It) – Jungle Struttin’ (Ubiquity)
Thom Janusz – Mirtha Plane – Ronn Forella…Moves (Luv n’ Haight)

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Can – Dead Pigeon Suite – The Lost Tapes (Spoon/Mute)
Cinematic Orchestra – Necrology – In Motion #1 (Ninja Tune)

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Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti w/ Dam-Funk – Baby – Mature Themes (4ad)
Shintaro Sakamoto – My Memories Fade – How To Live With A Phantom (Other Music)
Shawn Lee – Super Storage – Reel To Reel (Ubiquity)
Adrian Younge & Venice Dawn – It’s Me – Something About April (Wax Poetics)

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Ondatropica feat. Ana Tijoux – Suena – Ondatropica (Soundway)
Chicano Batman – The Ballad of Raymundo Jacquez – Joven Navegante (Self-released)
Gil Scott-Heron – It’s Your World – It’s Your World (Arista)
Mod Squad – Sing A Simple Song – Boddie Recording Co. (Bonus Disc) (Numero)

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

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