Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!!
A show with a goal to address the sociopolitical issues pertaining to Afrikan peoples in this country (black people), from a younger person's perspective.
The discussions will be combined with positive and political music of various genres, as composed and performed by a long line of descendants. It will feature book highlights, guests who contribute to pro-activity in their respective communities and an opportunity for the listening community to become involved in conversations, by calling in. Let's liberate our minds through the airwaves!!
here is the full interview we did with randall sullivan, author of untouchable: the strange life and tragic death of michael jackson. sullivan is also the author of the price of experience and the miracle detective. he was an editor at rolling stone magazine for over 20 years.
how i view michael certainly appears to be different than how mr. sullivan views him (i mean, he is my teacher! everyone who knows me already knows my perspective). however, i cannot take away whatever experience he has had, because it's his. i consider my experience with mr. sullivan to have been quite positive and educational.
- Title: an interview/conversation with randall sullivan, author of 'untouchable'
- Length: 57:23 minutes (52.54 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
i grew up on vinyl since i was in my mother's womb... when i became conscious of what the physical format of vinyl actually was, i recognized that this medium which stored sounds was a healing mechanism- it was used to calm the soul after a fight, or just to recapture memories.
i used to purchase music on my own all the time, but it wasn't until i was 15 years old when i truly started seriously COLLECTING vinyl. some time after this initial point my first musical teacher (after my mother) was a man named pat. longo; he was quite patient with me as i sat wide-eyed and eager, simply listening to him share information and histories of different record labels. he'd wax poetic on the mechanisms of certain producers, arrangers and artists. it was the first time i had actually heard someone speak in depth about the SCIENCE of music- i was hooked for life. he'd put that needle on the first track and INSTANTLY knew what i liked. the shop he worked at (owned by the inimitable robert cohen), finyl vinyl, was filled with internationally known producers and DJs, as well as long-time music enthusiasts. i will always love and honor him for teaching me and making me feel welcome in this world- and we are still friends today, after almost 20 years.
in 2009, pat. was featured in a site called called dust and grooves, dedicated to featuring vinyl enthusiasts and collectors. he introduced me to the 'curator' of the site, eilon paz, who has started a kickstarter page to raise money for a book he is self-publishing. paz describes himself as having:
"moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2008 after having a successful career as a photographer in Israel. I decided to move to NY to evolve, expand, and progress as a professional photographer. As a working photographer, I was always on the look out for personal projects to nourish my creativity, and since I’m primarily a portrait photographer, I was looking for a subject matter that will fulfill my passion for photography and music. I was always collecting records, but back home it was very limited. When I arrived to NY suddenly the sky was the limit. People were digging for vinyl records everywhere. It suddenly made sense that there is a whole scene here that could and should be documented. This gave me a whole new inspiration for a personal project."
as a person who is a collector of vinyl (who is obsessed with looking at others' collections), as well as a person who has majored in photograhy (i studied under the great jazz photographer roy decarava); paz' project is something which intrigues me. it was definitely a pleasure to speak with him, as it's easy to feel the passion in which he feels for his work.
take a listen, watch and enjoy. and check out what the kickstarter project (which ends 10 august 1012) entails, as well as paz' dust and grooves site.
(note: all images/videos are copyrighted to eilon paz and dust & grooves...)
- Title: a conversation with eilon paz of dust & grooves
- Length: 25:11 minutes (23.05 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
i have had another fortunate experience to have experienced another- i'll just say it- student of michael... it's a very lonely place out there for people who are truly serious about studying the teacher. even though my focus has more to do with michael OUTSIDE of performance; whenever i see others who have a keen intrerest in what the teachings mean, i feel compelled to contact them.
moses harper is such a person. when i saw her dancing (she won the apollo over, and if you know anything about the apollo, then you know that it's a tough crowd), i saw there was an element to her that i rarely, if ever, see in others who dedicate their lives to 'michaeldance'- she put HERSELF in it. with that, i knew there was more to her than just michael. you see, to be a student of michael, it's important to be a well-rounded person. i say this because the teachings go far beyond michael's physical casing. he just happened to be here on earth, and was one of the few who truly embodied the teachings. we all have the ability to, but many of us are scared.
what are the teachings? moses and i discuss some of the elements of the teachings... the basis of our conversation has to do with michael; we also speak on sociopolitical issues, art and culture.
who is moses harper? moses has dedicated her life to the teachings, not only through dance, but through speaking engagements, working with the youth, poetry, hip hop and film production and direction. she has a BA in music (majoring in studio composition) from SUNY purchase; and is involved with 'thrill the world NYC' (you know, the event had all around the world annually, where thousands of people do the 'thriller' dance all at once). she is the director of a film called 'love fit to box', a story following a journey of two siblings: a brother and a sister (who has made the decision to tell her family she was gay). the brother looks within himself to see things from his sister's perspective.
he decided to look at 'the man in the mirror'. you see? the teachings are everywhere.
for more information on moses harper, or to contact her, you can find her here:
(note: this is part one of 3 of the conversation)
- Length: 57:45 minutes (52.87 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
- Length: 39:43 minutes (36.36 MB)
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- Length: 9:04 minutes (8.3 MB)
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i first saw this incredibly beautiful woman on youtube, speaking of health, inside and out, and connecting it with the womb. nubia sutton was her name, and instantly i felt compelled to connect with her. how often does one feel compelled to connect with someone they see on a video? i don't know the answer to that (besides energy); i know for me, it is very rare. i am completely fortunate that i did make that decision to make the steps to reach her. when we spoke, immediately we connected- not only due to our both growing up in brooklyn, new york; but also in our desire to seek truth through learning and sharing information and pro-activity.
in this conversation we speak on herbs and medicines, self-healing, food/diet, spirituality and religion, connection to the ancestors, hair, and more!
here are a few of her videos:
here is the story of how she came to connect with a raw food diet:
and here is sister nubia's site:
- Length: 71:56 minutes (65.85 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
we spoke with alicia jackson and ahjamu umi on the 'foreclosure movement' in portland, oregon, particularly as it pertains to afrikan/black people... what are some pro-active steps to take regarding this issue?
to seek information, go to:
and if you are in the process of getting your home foreclosed on- or if you've been a victim of foreclosure, there is a form to fill out here:
- Length: 41:16 minutes (94.44 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 320Kbps (CBR)
Portland-based Patrick Lamb, on Friday the 17th of February, will be honouring the greatest- STEVIE WONDER- at Jimmy Mak's (at both 7:30 and 10 pm)!!! To make the evening even more special, Nate Watts and Tyrone Hendrix (STEVIE'S bassist and drummer, respectively) will be there to bring their joy... Here, we speak with Mr. Lamb about the show and those who are involved; as well as what STEVIE means to him, amongst other things.
“One of the best instrumentalists I’ve ever worked with..” ~Bobby Caldwell
“Patrick Lamb’s playing and singing are simply fabulous!” ~Two–Time Grammy Winning Diane Schuur
Patrick is one of those extraordinary performers who combine raw talent, and energy with a singular ability to captivate an audience with his charm, sincerity and pure magnetism. His focus as a songwriter and performing artist is “Old School“ R&B, Soul. He combines the influences of Funk, Soul, R&B, and a flavor of Jazz to create his own unique sound as a performer and a songwriter.
Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Patrick began paying his dues by playing roadhouse music as a teenager in the rural south when he heard the evocative sounds of James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, and Wilton Felder, of the Crusaders. He immersed himself in the music of these great artists and began to discover his own sound as both a musician and performer. In the eighties his father, a high school science teacher, took the family to Portland, Oregon. Once there, Patrick’s playing and singing were developing into a formidable career, which began at the early age of 16. Although having lived in the NW, Patrick found a way to infuse his southern roots and influences into his development as a musician, songwriter and performer.
Patrick accepted early on in his career, in the 90’s, the opportunity to perform and tour with Concord Recording Artist & GRAMMY -winner Diane Schuur. In addition to touring with Ms. Schuur, he recently joined legendary R&B vocalists Bobby Caldwell and Gino Vannelli to tour worldwide. Patrick has been honored with numerous awards starting with an acclaimed best soloist performance at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, resulting in a performance with Lionel Hampton. He has won 3 Muddy awards voted on by the NW music community, and recently was a finalist in the Rockstar Mix It Up contest. In addition, to his music based awards, Patrick’s production company was given the Spirit of Portland & the Caring Heart award for his contributions giving back to the community. In 1996 and 1997 Patrick was invited to perform at the White House during the holiday Congressional VIP Tours and was in attendance at “The Peace on Earth Celebration,” leading to a meeting with President Clinton. Patrick has been solidly and consistently recognized by his peers and community as a world class talent.
Over the past few years Patrick has been focusing on his own recording career as both a songwriter and performer. He recently completed five studio albums and produced an award winning show “Let The Good Times Roll, A Tribute To Ray Charles.” A Tribute To Ray Charles, debuted at the 2005 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival and the 15 piece big band All-star group released a CD produced by Lamb at the 2006 festival during the tributes encore performance. The tribute has received stellar reviews both regionally and nationally, and the show opened the 2007-08 Oregon Symphony Pops season.
Patrick completed work on his latest solo project, ‘Soul Of A Free Man’ which was released, in Spring 2007. Patrick’s new solo vocal CD bridges together his love of Funk, “Old School” R&B, Soul, Jazz and his southern roots. This CD was co-written with long time friend, singer-songwriter Lee Garrett, whose songwriting credits include ‘Sign Sealed Delivered,’ ‘Isn’t She Lovely,’ ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You’ and more!
In addition to these two projects Patrick finished work on a vocal duet and instrumental CD with nine-time Emmy award winning producer John Henry, and three-time Emmy nominated singer songwriter Patsy Meyer. This project was released in late Spring of 2007. Patrick’s final release in 2007 was with Michael Allen Harrison titled “At Midnight.”
Patrick has appeared on other recordings with Gino Vannelli, Jeff Lorber, Tom Grant, Eddie Martinez, Dave Weckel, Nathan East, Ricky Lawson, ‘Little John’ Roberts, Alex Al, Bill Cunliffe, Tony Madian, Curt Bisquera, Herman Jackson, Mel Brown, Marlon McClain, Nate Phillips, The Crazy 8’s, George Mitchell, Dan Balmer, Paul deLay, John Raymond, Paul Jackson Jr., Tony Gable, and many others.
Patrick also demonstrates a deep sense of community awareness and civic responsibility. He has performed for numerous fund- raisers to raise consciousness about the loss of funding for the arts in public schools. In addition, he has been involved with major civic efforts to raise money for the America Diabetes Association, Oregon Food Bank, the American Cancer Society, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, The Christie School, ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington. One can’t help but be moved by the huge heart of this young man as it comes though in his civic awareness…and in his exuberant energy to entertain and uplift people.
shafia is "a cerified midwife, an international doula trainer, founder of the international center for traditional childbearing (ICTC), president of sistah midwife international, and an advisory member for the oregon islamic chaplains organization". she recently held a 'muslim women's doula training' in order to "address the unique needs of the muslim community and to increase the number of muslim doulas."
the address for ICTC is 2823 n. rosa parks way; the web address is at ictcmidwives.org.
- Length: 25:44 minutes (23.56 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
this is part two of an interview with alexyss k tylor, of vpowerTV!!! (again, please be advised that some language and content here may be deemed objectionable to some)...
- Title: interview with alexyss k. tylor, of vpowerTV (part two)!!!
- Length: 21:40 minutes (19.83 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
|terence blanchard||ashé (8:03)||A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina)||blue note|
|lauryn hill||i get out (8:12)||unplugged 2.0||columbia|
|lauryn hill||neurotic society (8:19)||digital single||itunes|
|christian mcbride f. angelique kidjo||afrika (8:24)||conversations with christian||mack avenue|
|irvin mayfield with the new orleans jazz orchestra||the elder negro speaks (8:30)||strange fruit||basin street records|
|irvin mayfield & gordon parks||fatima (8:35)||half past autumn suite||basin street records|
|GZA||animal planet (8:42)||legend of the liquid sword||MCA|
|rachelle ferrell||peace on earth (8:51)||rachelle ferrell||capitol/manhattan|
|pharoah sanders||the creator has a master plan (8:56)||karma||impulse!|
|miles davis||yesternow (9:13)||a tribute to jack johnson||columbia|
|michael jackson||we've had enough (9:28)||ultimate collection||MJJ productions/epic|
|bill cosby||freedom jazz dance (9:34)||hello, friend: to ennis with love||verve|
|quincy jones and bill cosby||oh happy day (9:41)||the original jam sessions, 1969||concord records|
|courtney pine||as we would say (9:45)||journey to the urge within||antilles|
|dianne reeves||eyes on the prize (9:48)||never too far||EMI|
|christian mcbride & inside straight||brother mister (9:53)||kind of brown||mack avenue|
|ernie hines||our generation (9:56)||electrified||we produce records|
ending ignorance, ending minstrelsy!
|ella fitzgerald||oe note samba (live, 1969)|
|bobby mc ferrin||say ladeo||vocabularies||emarcy|
|afrika bambaataa and the soul sonic force||planet rock||looking for the perfect beat: 1980-1985||tommy boy|
|destorm||who is it|
|bobby mc ferrin||i hear music||spontaneous inventions||blue note|
|rachelle ferrell||run to me (live in florence, 2012)|
|ella fitzgerald||conversation in scat (live, 1974)|
|raul midon||sittin' in the middle||state of mind||manhattan|
|quincy jones f. patti austin||razzamatazz||the dude||A&M|
|patti austin||wait a little while||live at the bottom line||CTI|
|patti austin||i'll build a stairway to paradise||avant gershwin||rendezvous entertainment|
|patti austin||through the test of time (live, 1992)|
|ll cool j||illegal search||mama said knock you out||def jam recordings|
|masters at work f. patti austin||like a butterfly (you send me)||our time is coming||tommy boy music|
|patti austin||oh no, margarita||every home should have one||qwest|
|patti austin||when ella sings||for ella||playboy jazz|
|patti austin||how do you keep the music playing (live, 2008)|
|patti austin||we're in love||havana candy||CTI|
|george duke band, f. rachelle ferrell and patti austin||you don't know what love is (live)|
|patti austin||a little bit of love||sound advice||shanachie|
|patti austin||it's gonna be special||patti austin||qwest|
|patti austin||it might be you||live||GRP|
|patti austin||give it time||end of a rainbow||CTI|
honoring ms. patti austin! and speaking about the song 'accidental racist'.
|the impressions||we're a winner||we're a winner||ABC|
|baby huey & the babysitters||mighty mighty||the baby huey story||curtom|
|jan bradley||mama didn't lie||the best of chess rhythm & blues||chess|
|the impressions||we're in love||people get ready||ABC-paramount|
|curtis mayfield||beautiful brother of mine||roots||curtom|
|curtis mayfield||power to the people||sweet exorcist||curtom|
|curtis mayfield||if i were only a child again||back to the world||curtom|
|gladys knight & the pips||mr. welfare man||claudine OST||buddha|
|the impressions||we must be in love||check out your mind!||curtom|
|curtis mayfield||love to the people||(there's no place like) america today||curtom|
|curtis mayfield||keep on trippin'||back to the world||curtom|
|curtis mayfield||eddie you should know better||superfly OST||curtom|
|curtis mayfield||miss black america||curtis||curtom|
|curtis mayfield||right on for the darkness||back to the world||curtom|
|curtis mayfield||keep on keeping on||roots||curtom|
|curtis mayfield||now you're gone||roots||curtom|
|the impressions||i loved and i lost||we're a winner||ABC|
|curtis mayfield||kung fu||sweet exorcist||curtom|
|linda clifford||you are, you are||if my friends could see me now||curtom|
honoring ancestor curtis mayfield...
|gladys knight and the pips||the way we were||i feel a song||buddha|
|herbie hancock||first trip||speak like a child||blue note|
|ella fitzgerald||take the a train||ella fitzgerald sings the duke ellington song book||verve|
|jazz crusaders||watts happening||the young rabbits||blue note|
|boogie down productions||you must learn||ghetto music: the blueprint of hip hop||jive|
|herbie hancock||oliloqui valley (alternate outtake)||emperiyan isles||blue note|
|commodores||sail on||midnight magic||motown|
|aretha franklin||the long & winding road||young, gifted & black||atlantic|
|terence blanchard||the ghost of congo square||a tale of GOD'S will: a requiem for katrina||blue note|
|brother jacks mc duff||tabacco road||7"||atlantic|
|ramsey lewis||maiden voyage||maiden voyage||cadet|
|marvin gaye||flyin' high (in the friendly sky)||what's goin' on||tamla|
|erykah badu||window seat (live, soul train awards 2010)|
|stevie wonder||pretty world (live 1970)|
|wilson simonal||sá marina||alegria alegria vol. 2||odeon|
|angela bofill||the voyage||angel ofthe night||GRP/arista|
|earl klugh||night drive||low ride||capitol|
|ronnie laws & pressure||tidal wave||pressure sensitive||liberty|
|RUN DMC||'reading rainbow' rap|
|jackson 5||coming home||soulsation!||motown|
|wilson pickett||born to be wild||7"||atlantic|
|terence blanchard||harvesting dance||flow||blue note|
travelling and flowering...
|prince||money don't matter 2night||diamonds and pearls||paisley park/warner bros.|
|the neville brothers||my blood||yellow moon||A&M|
|miriam makeba||mayibuye||live at bern's salonger, stockholm, sweden, 1966||gallo record company|
|stevie wonder||misrepresented people||bamboozled OST||motown|
|prince||gamillah||the chocolate invasion|
|andy bey||tune up||experience and judgement||atlantic|
|cannonball adderley||the chocolate nuisance||the black messiah||capitol|
|mos def||new world water||black on both sides||rawkus|
|grandmaster melle mel and the furious five||beat street breakdown||beat street OST||atlantic|
|stephanie mills and cast||everybody rejoice||the wiz OST||atlantic|
|lauryn hill||freedom time||unplugged 2.0||columbia|
|rochelle ro deezy hart||i just wanna fly (live)|
|horace silver (f. salome bey)||my soul is my computer||the united states of mind phase 3||blue note|
|prince nico mbarga & rocafil jazz||free education in nigeria||free education||rounder|
|michael jackson||HIStory (tony moran's HIStory lesson)||blood on the dance floor: HIStory in the mix||epic/MJJ productions|
links we discussed, and more!
|the blackbyrds||happy music||city life||fantasy|
|donald byrd||love has come around||12"||elektra|
|donald byrd and 125th street, NYC||i love you||love byrd||elektra|
|donald byrd||pentatonic||blackjack||blue note|
|donald byrd||theme for malcolm||landmarks||32 jazz|
|donald byrd||the loud minority||kofi||blue note|
|donald byrd||stepping into tomorrow||stepping into tomorrow||blue note|
|donald byrd||design a nation||mizell: the mizell brothers at blue note||blue note|
|donald byrd||mr. thomas||black byrd||blue note|
|donald byrd||estavanico||electric byrd||blue note|
|donald byrd||ghana||byrd in flight||blue note|
|guru (f. donald byrd)||loungin'||jazzmatazz vol. 1||chrysalis|
|donald byrd||my babe||up wit donald byrd||verve|
|donald byrd||the emperor||ethiopian knights||blue note|
|donald byrd||night whistler||places and spaces||blue note|
|donald byrd||close your eyes and look within||Thank You... For F.U.M.L. (Funking Up My Life)||elektra|
|donald byrd||cute||the cat walk||blue note|
|donald byrd||hush||royal flush||blue note|
|the blackbyrds||future children, future hopes||flying start||fantasy|
|donald byrd||dance band||blue breakbeats||blue note|
honoring dr. donald byrd...
|edwin starr||war||war and peace||gordy|
|michael jackson||they don't care about us (charles' full joint mix)||12" promo||MJJ productions/epic dance|
|odyssey||going back to my roots||i got the melody||RCA|
|billy paul||am i black enough for you||360 degrees of billy paul||philadelphia international|
|peter tosh||the day the dollar die||mystic man||rolling stones records|
|lupe fiasco f. skylar grey||words i never said||lasers||atlantic|
|KRS-ONE||pick it up||maximum strength||koch|
|lamont dozier||going back to my roots||peddlin' music on the side||warner bros. records|
|curtis mayfield||we got to have peace||roots||curtom|
|marvin gaye||you're the man (alternate version)||what's going on (special edition)||tamla/motown|
|donny hathaway||what's going on||live||ATCO|
|nina simone||backlash blues (live)||forever young, gifted & black: songs of freedom and spirit||RCA/legacy|
|michael jackson||we've had enough||ultimate collection||epic|
here are some links related to tonight's show:
a little extra:
|lauryn hill||i get out (8:03)||unplugged 2.0||columbia|
|kool & the gang||ancestral ceremony (8:07)||spirit of the boogie||de-lite|
|james brown||people wake up and live (8:14)||mutha's nature||polydor|
|mutabaruka||de system (8:19)||check it!||alligator records|
|mutabaruka||de system (9:06)||check it!||alligator records|
|public enemy||can't truss it (9:10)||apocalypse '91: the enemy strikes black||def jam recordings|
|steel pulse f. tiken jah fakoly||african holocaust (9:15)||african holocaust||RAS|
|millie jackson||i cry (9:19)||it hurts so good||spring|
|linda tillery||freedom time (9:24)||linda tillery||olivia records|
|the pharoahs||freedom road (9:32)||awakening||scarab records|
|tracy chapman||freedom now (9:39)||crossroads||elektra|
|(teacher) michael jackson||another part of me (9:52)||bad (2001 edition)||MJJ productions/epic|
|lauryn hill||i gotta find peace of mind (9:56)||unplugged 2.0||columbia|
this evening we spoke with min. paul scott; we also had shaheed and tunisia haamid!
here are some links of things we spoke about during the show, and more... there are a lot of links, but hopefully they will be educational for you, and you will be able to move further in your journey and dig deeper and share with others what you've learned:
(note: part of the original bill which included the 'assault weapons ban' also included a 'violence against women' segment. interestingly, as they move to push the assault weapons ban they let the 'violence against women' act die)
(note: even if you don't agree with the above piece, you have to ask yourself why the inconsistencies in reporting on this shooting have largely gone unanswered)
here's some platinum and other (older and newer) news regarding the south african miners, etc.:
some history on the older assault weapons ban bill:
and some information on the omnibus bill current vice president joe biden drafted (which was a precursor to the patriot act):
and... are armed police or guards a response to the school shootings, especially after all the video evidence of police abusing their power and physically abusing children who have been late to class or were deemed 'hyperactive'?
|gary byrd & the g.b. experience||the crown||12"||wondirection/motown|
|stevie wonder||it's wrong (apartheid)||in square circle||tamla|
|the gary byrd experience||little black baby||presenting the gary byrd experience||RCA|
|roberta flack||oh freedom||soul to soul||atlantic|
|james brown||mind power||the payback||polydor|
|skull snaps||it's a new day||skull snaps||GSF records|
|donald byrd||flight time||black byrd||blue note|
|michael jackson||price of fame||bad 25||epic/sony|
|michael jackson||free||bad 25||epic/sony|
|monk hughes & the outer realm||liberated||a tribute to brother weldon||stones throw|
a conversation with randall sullivan... and other things.
here's the video of my 'open letter to stevie wonder':