The Melting Pot Radio Hour – Matthew Africa Tribute


foto by Diane Lee

I had hoped that I might be able to go to the Bay Area to celebrate Matthew’s life today, on his 45th birthday, but the timing just didn’t work out (instead I was in the Bay on the 21st, more on that later). Still, it was nice to pay tribute to Matthew on this month’s Melting Pot Radio hour. I’d paid tribute to him after his passing in 2012, but as I mention in the show, I could have easily done 4 more hours then and could have just kept going with this mix. I limited it to 20 songs, from records that were actually from Matthew’s collection, things that he turned me on to, things that I heard him play and things that I had a story to share in connection to them. While I dearly miss my friend, I thankful for the memories of the past and for all of the music. It’s through the music that Matthew Africa lives on…and his legacy continues to grow.

Melting Pot Radio Hour – Matthew Africa Tribute

{Opening Theme} Dungen – C. Visar Vagen – Tio Bitar (Kemado)

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Gal Costa – De Um Role – A Todo Vapor (Philips)
The Power Of Zeus – Sorceror Of Isis – The Gospel According To Zeus (Rare Earth)
James Brown – Ain’t Enough Room In Storage – Sho Is Funky Down Here (King)
Freddi/Henchi & the Soulsetters – Funky To The Bone – 7″ (Reprise)
Hank Ballard – I’m A Junkie For My Baby’s Love – 7″ (Chess)
The Advancement – Fall Out – The Advancement (Philips)
Toni Tornado – Me Libertei – Toni Tornado (1971) (Odeon)
The 4th Coming – The Dead Don’t Die Alive – 7″ (Alpha)
The Inner Drive – Party Man – 7″ (Zodiac)
Shades Of Black Lightning – Yesterday’s Dream – The Shades Of Black Lightning (Tower)
David Axelrod – Freedom – The Auction (Decca)
The 24-Carat Black – Foodstamps – Ghetto: Misfortune’s Wealth (Enterprise)
Ohio Players – Ecstasy (Matthew Africa Edit) – 7″ (Personal Dub Plate)
Juan Pablo Torres – Son A Propulsion – Super Son (Arieto)
Tim Maia – Nao Vou Ficar – Tim Maia (1971) (Polydor)
Sass – I Only Wanted To Love You – 7″ (20th Century)
Ponderosa Twins Plus One – Bound – 2+2+1 = Ponderosa Twins Plus One
Betty & Angel – Everlasting Love – 7″ (Every Day)
Blackbyrds – Wilfred’s Gone – Jazz Dance Classics Vol. 1 (Luv n’ Haight)
US 69 – I’m On My Way – Yesterday’s Folks (Buddah)
Dennis Olivieri – I Cry In The Morning – Come To The Party (VMC)
Pi-R Square – Fantasy Pt. 2 – 7″ (Wee)

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{Closing Theme} Billy Harper – Sir Galahad – Capra Black (Strata East)

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