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Relatively short show in terms of what I had to prepare, but I’m so very thankful for that because it meant that we all got the treat of Kenny Dope (Masters At Work, Nuyorican Soul, Kay Dee Records and on and on) taking us on a musical journey. At the start of the show I paid tribute to the recently departed Don Blackman with one of my favorite 1970s tracks “I Love You” recorded with Weldon Irvine for one of his records, but featuring Blackman’s lyrics, music and vocals. During the first couple of sets you’ll also hear some newer tunes from Lady (should be our guests on the next Melting Pot), Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge, local cats the Sure Fire Soul Ensemble and even long awaited music from the Pastels. But the show belongs to Kenny Dope, who was in town DJ-ing at three separate events over the weekend and was very generous with his time before flying back out to NYC. We don’t spend too long talking (hopefully we’ll get a second chance in the near future since I barely asked him any questions at all!) but that was only because we were hoping we’d be able to get a long guest DJ set from the man and he did not disappoint (separate post to follow with the full set in all it’s glory). As I mention at the end of the show, next week will also be special, with an interview/performance from Lady and a tribute to Charles Mingus featuring the complete Black Saint & the Sinner Lady!

Melting Pot on KPFK #122: First Hour
Melting Pot on KPFK #122: Second Hour

Playlist: 04-14-2013
{opening theme} Booker T & the MGs – Melting Pot – 7” (Stax)

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Weldon Irvine feat. Don Blackman – I Love You – Sinbad (RCA)
Lady – Sweet Lady – Lady (Truth & Soul)
Lee Fields & the Expressions – Love Comes And Goes – My World (Truth & Soul)
The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble – Layin’ Low – 7” (Self-released)
Orgone – Catch A Meyer – Fuzzed Up (Self-Released)

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The Pastels – Check Your Heart – Slow Summits (Domino)
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge – The Sure Shot Pt. 1 & 2 – 12 Reasons To Die (Soul Temple)
Ilaiyaraaja – Kadal Mele – Ilectro (Finders Keepers)
Shuggie Otis – Aht Uh Mi Hed – Inspiration Information / Wings Of Love (Legacy)

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Kenny Dope – Interview – Recorded Live At KPFK
Jackson 5 – It’s Great To Be Here (Kenny Dope Remix) – Soul Source (Universal Japan)

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Kenny Dope – Guest DJ Set – Recorded Live At KPFK

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