A Return To KPFK: Guest Hosting “One Track Mind” – December 22nd, 2017


{So, it’s been a rough couple months, technology, job and life wise…In addition to getting sick throughout the Thanksgiving break, I had not one, but two laptops crash on me. The 2nd laptop was the main one that I recorded music on and digitized vinyl, so losing that in the midst of a truly taxing semester has meant that all my grand plans of getting back into the swing of things on this blog were dashed. But, now that 2017 is almost through with us, I’ve sorted out my technology, and should (emphasis on “should”) be able to get back into a routine moving forward.}

Had been having inklings of returning to radio and KPFK over the past couple of months, and was hopeful that it might become a reality in 2018, but Christmas came a little sooner with an offer to fill-in for Kristi Lomax for the final two Fridays in 2017. I was more than happy to jump on the opportunity, and after a two year hiatus, here is the show from last night. Since leaving KPFK I’ve almost exclusively been buying old vinyl, and so that’s mostly what I focused on here in the show, which features a variety of sounds, all from vinyl and primarily from the 1970s. I made a digital exception to play a track from the Kondi Band, since Chief Boima of the group will be in studio with me, along with Nora Rahimian of Intl Blk, next Friday. Additionally, the 2nd hour begins with a short tribute to Pam the Funkstress, who unexpectedly passed away Friday at the age of 51, after some complications with an organ transplant. Pam was one of the greatest DJs to ever come out of the Bay Area, she was a shining light and a major inspiration to so many, and someone who will be sorely missed. Lots of breaks, rare grooves and what not throughout the rest of the time. Enjoy the show, and hopefully 2018 will bring more opportunities to share music on the KPFK airwaves!

Guest Hosting KPFK’s One Track Mind – First Hour
Guest Hosting KPFK’s One Track Mind – Second Hour

Guest Hosting KPFK’s “One Track Mind” – 12-22-2017

{opening theme} Donald Byrd – Lansana’s Priestess – Street Lady (Blue Note)

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The Headhunters – I Remember I Made You Cry – Straight From The Gate (Arista)
Jorge Ben – Ponta De Lanca Africano (Umbabarauma) – Africa Brasil (Philips)
Spoonie Gee & the Treacherous Three – The New Rap Language – 12” (Enjoy)
24-Carat Black – 24-Carat Black Theme – Jazz Dance Classics Vol. 1 (Luv’n’Haight)

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Kondi Band – Belle Wahalla – Salone (Strut)
Christiana Essien – Black Ladies Are Funky Ladies – Patience (Anodisc)
Sonny Okosuns – Adesua – Ozidizm (Capitol)

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Coke Escovedo – I Wouldn’t Change A Thing – Comin’ At Ya (Mercury)
Juice – Catch A Groove – 12” (Greedy)
Roberto Roena – Que Se Sepa – Roberto Roena y Su Apollo Sound 5 (International)
The Latin Blues Band – I’ll Be A Happy Man – Take A Trip Pussycat (Speed)
Jimmy Smith – Root Down – Root Down & Get It! (Verve)

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Pam The Funkstress – Interview – Recorded 07-29-2007 (Personal Collection)
The Coup – Dig It (Video Mix) – Kill My Landlord (Wild Pitch)
The Soul Searchers – Ashley’s Roachclip – Salt Of The Earth (Sussex)
Hunt’s Determination Band – #1 Lady – Get Your Act Together (Earwax)
Gusztav Csik – Chameleon – Es Egyuttese (Pepita)

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Krystol – Love Bug – 10” Test Pressing (Epic)
Tim Maia – Tudo Vai Mudar – Tim Maia (1980) (Polydor)
Marvin Gaye – Where Are We Going – 12” (The Power Of Funk & Soul)
Billy Paul – Let The Dollars Circulate – When Love Is New (Philly International)
Joe Henderson – Tress Cun Deo La – Multiple (Milestone)

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{closing theme} Tony Williams Lifetime – Wild Life – Believe It (Columbia)

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