The Melting Pot Radio Hour – Episode 3


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9/11 is often a somber and reflective time, this year, 15 years after the attacks, is even more so, particularly because it also occurs near the anniversary of the passing of a dear friend, Matthew Africa. Adding to all of those feelings, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds released an extraordinary film and album that deal primarily with the tragic loss of his son Arthur Cave in 2015. Lots of heavy stuff, and that colors the first break of the show, with music from Cave and tracks that remind me of Matthew Africa. The second and third sets are connected to some recent record digging done over the week, during a Labor Day sale at LA’s Record Jungle and this week, the two-day pop-up at Rappcats of DJ Shadow’s records. I recorded the show before getting a couple more records on the second day and I didn’t have nearly enough money to get what I really wanted (The Significants 45 will likely haunt my dreams for some time), but still happy with what’s here and look forward to sharing more…Enjoy!

The Melting Pot Radio Hour – Episode 3

{Opening Theme} Boris Gardiner – Melting Pot – Is What’s Happening (Dyamic)

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Distant Sky – Skeleton Key (Bad Seed LTD)
Billy Harper – Sir Galahad – Capra Black (Strata East)
Pi-R Square – Fantasy Pt. 1 – 7″ (Wee)
Gary Bartz NTU Troop – Celestial Blues – Jazz Dance Classics Vol. 1 (Luv’n’Haight)
David Axelrod – The Human Abstract – Songs Of Experience (Capitol)

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The Knowbody Else – No One And The Sun – The Knowbody Else (Hip)
Lisa Wong(?) & The Stylers – TBD – TBD (Star)
The Soul Crusaders Orchestra – Funky Jive – 7″
Cross Winds – Fool’s Journey – Murder At Midnight (ERC)
Jimmy Dawkins – Put It On The Hawg – 7″ (Mojo)

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Los Lazos – La Rola – Como Has Hecho (Orfeon)
Linda Jones – Don’t Go – Your Precious Love (Turbo)
Chris Connor – Time Out For Tears – 7″ EP (Atlantic)
June Christy – Lonely House – – Something COol 7″ EP (Capitol)
Winchell’s Donut House – Hear The Monsters, Spooky Sounds & Scary Tale – Halloween 7″ (Winchell’s)
Captain Beefheart – My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains – Clear Spot (Warner Bros.)

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{Closing theme} Orange Power – Stargates – Soundgiants: Industrial Prestige & Scenic Magnificence (Sonoton)

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