Melting Pot


Despite the fact that it’s been almost 18 years since she left this world, just about the entire time I’ve spent in radio, there have been very few times where I’ve hosted a show on my mother’s birthday, which was this Sunday. As such, I paid tribute to her playing a song from Otis Redding, a favored artist of her’s and mine (all because of her). “That’s How Strong My Love Is” is meant to be a romantic soul ballad, but it’s striking how much the lyrics of the song fit with a mother’s love. We go in a variety of places from there in the first hour, including tunes from Soundsci (sampling Mike James Kirkland), KING, Adam Franklin, Rhye, The Heavy, Bosq, Adrian Younge and Alpha. In the second hour we continue our interview with Matthew Sweet, this week focusing more on his follow-up to 1991’s Girlfriend, 1993’s Altered Beast (separate post to follow featuring both parts of the interview). Next week we’ll have another guest, perhaps two, for our end of the month all vinyl show, Ruben Molina of the Southern Soul Spinners and as you might guess, we’ll be all focused on that East Side sound.

Melting Pot on KPFK #135: First Hour
Melting Pot on KPFK #135: Second Hour

Playlist: 7-21-2013
{opening theme} Booker T & the MGs – Melting Pot – Melting Pot (Stax)

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Otis Redding – That’s How Strong My Love Is – The Definitive Otis Redding (Rhino)
The Soul Superiors – Faith – Good God: Apocryphal Hymns (Numero)
T. Hardy Morris – HardStuff – Audition Tapes (Dangerbird)
Adam Franklin & Bolts Of Melody – When I Love You (I Love You All The While) – Black Horses (Goodnight Records)
Gaslamp Killer – Nissim – Breakthrough (Branfeeder)

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King – The Story – The Story EP (Self-Released)
Alpha – Firefly – Come From Heaven (Melankolic)
Los Girls – Somewhere – Los Girls EP (Plug Research)
Rhye – Verse – Woman (Innovative Leisure)
Adrian Younge and Venice Dawn – Reverie – Something About April (Wax Poetics)

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The Heavy – Blood, Dirt, Love, Stop – The Glorious Dead (Counter)
Soundsci – Understand The Message – Soundsational (Ubiquity)
Danny Schloss – In A Dream – Dreams And Illusions (Verve Forecast)
The Latinaires – Camel Walk – Camel Walk (Fania)
Boogaloo Assassins – No No No – Old Love Dies Hard (Sicario)
Bosq – Get Involved – Bosq y Orquesta De La Madera (Ubiquity)

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Matthew Sweet – Interview and Performance Part 2 – Recorded Live At KPFK (KPFK Archives)

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Dungen – C. Visar Vagen – Tio Batar (Kemado)

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