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February 14, 2012 at 1:41 am #3203PhilParticipant
Well, it’s been some time since I’ve been on the air at lunch time. Usually, I’m shuffling around the bucolic Uncle Phil hacienda with a cup o’ joe and a newspaper in my hands at noon … me being a night owl and all that. The Limey needed a sub for his noon show though, so I volunteered to take one for the team 🙂 Damn, it takes me awhile to get my stuff together in the morning but once the coffee kicked in and the wheels of steel started to spin I got in the game and was having fun.
The show began and ended with two very different kinds of music, yet both songs featured the human voice as the main instrument.
‘We’ opened with Sheila Chandra performing a piece from her album, ‘Quiet"
This piece is very structured, cerebral and polished to a high sheen. It takes one to a quiet, delicate place. The show ended with Sugar Minott toasting, inna DJ stylee.
This time the production is rough and raw (live?) and the vocals are spur of the moment off-the-cuff. The place that it takes you to is one with a lot of movement and power.
Both Chandra’s and Minott’s vocals are, in effect, just ‘sounds’ to our ears, not ‘words’ (unless you can cut your way through Minott’s heavy Jamaican patois). Basically, the meaning of the vocals are not the point of the music. I like it like that. We can make the music into anything that we may imagine.
ARTIST – SONG – ALBUMN
Sheila Chandra – Quiet #8 – Quiet
Don Cherry – Brown Rice – Brown Rice
Ray Spiegel Ensemble – The Cosmic Causeway – Raga Jazz
Various – So What – Miles From India
Alice Coltrane – Journey In Satchidananda – Journey In Satchidananda
L. Subramanium – Whispering Moods – Indian Express
Derek Trucks – Frisell – Joyful Noise
Dogon – Melon Heart – The Sirius Expedition
Quincy Jones – Gula Matari – Gula Matari
Roswell Rudd – Bamako – Malicool
Dogon – Joven Flaca Luna – The Sirius Expedition
Manu Dibango – Lily – Soul Makossa
Bob Holroyd – Waking The Spirits – African Travels (comp)
Soul Makossa – Manu Dibango – Soul Makossa
Malombo – Sompiro – Ugh!
Hugh Masekela – Coal Train – Waiting For The Rain
Toshio Matsuura – Did You Hear That Sound – Re:Brahim (comp)
Omar Sosa – L3zero – Mulatos
Roy Ayers – Everybody Loves The Sunshine – Everybody Loves The Sunshine
John Scofield – Let’s Go Get Stoned – That’s What I Say
Quincy Jones – Love And Peace – Walking In Space
John Martyn – Some People Are Crazy – Grace And Danger
Papa’s Culture – Sometimes – Papa’s Culture, But
Third World – Tribal War – 96Ëš In The Shade
Thievery Corporation – Amerimacka – The Cosmic Game
Gregory Isaacs – My Number One – My Number One (comp)
Sugar Minott – Chant – Rare Gems
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