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!!

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Episode Archive

Selma, the 'New Black' and the question of freedom

Air date: 
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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MORE conversations about language...
The conversation about language is not letting up this month...  We chose to discussed these past few weeks how language can be used as a tool to engage communities in organization and activism; this week, we will take a look at how language is used to distract, divide and confuse.  Specifically, we will be examining the most recent incarnation of the 'New Black' ideology, and the works which have been produced from it.

A Continuation of the Importance of Language... With Mic Crenshaw!

Air date: 
Thu, 03/12/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Hip Hop, Mic and Mama C...
We want to make this episode of 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' a continuation of the last one, focusing on words.  it is extremely crucial in this time, as corporate media continues to marginalize people of African descent, under the pretence of 'freedom'. under this pretence, our cultures consistently are appropriated and mishandled (and packaged as a product), outside the original context. There's also the lack of awareness (which we wanted to cover last time as well) in the use of words such as 'borrow' (as in, 'Can i borrow you?'), when using those words to address others.  So much of the language we use towards each other innocuously has roots in the commodification of the human body. 

The Importance Of Language... in the spirit of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz and W.E.B. DuBois

Air date: 
Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Think about what you say...
As people around the world have been honoring the sunrise of W.E.B. Dubois (February 23, 1868) and the transcendence of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (February 21, 1965); it seems of great importance to discuss the nature of language.  Both men have been highly misinterpreted (and neglected) over the years, without actually taking a keen study to what they were actually saying. 

Highlighting: The Music and Production of Gamble and Huff/Philadelphia International Records

Air date: 
Thu, 02/12/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Gamble and Huff! Spring Drive Special!
Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff are two of the most prolific songwiters we have come to experience, and when together, they have created some of the most recognizable sounds you will ever hear.  Based in Philadelphia, they gave birth to the Philadelphia International label, and made a home for the string-laden and percussive sound; cranking out memorable tracks by Patti LaBelle, the Jacksons, Lou Rawls, Billy Paul, the O'Jays, the Three Degrees (pictured) and so many more. 

a continuation of the music discussion, with brandon ousley

Air date: 
Thu, 01/22/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
more music! (with a purpose)
We wanted to bring in 2015 with even more messages that speak to a higher sensibility, and call people to action.  The first show of January, we focused on music that relayed that.  this week, we will be speaking with Brandon Ousley, a brother who's work in radio (and consistent study outside of it) has led him to a consciousness which is very much needed in these times. 

let's talk about music!!!

Air date: 
Thu, 01/08/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
it's not just entertainment...
as many know, music is a part of the fabric of 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' when discussing various subjects. this time, we want to discuss it specifically, when it comes to how it impacts our communities, and the world.  there are people who look at music (and films, by extension) as mere 'entertainment'; however, much of what we hear has been strategically placed in our consciousness, perpetuating lower energies, the destabilization of communities,  and the illusion of 'access'. 
 
on the other end, music can be used as tools for healing and awareness- and just as we usually do, we want to encourage and emphasize that.
 
let's talk about music!

honoring those who have transcended...

Air date: 
Thu, 12/25/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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for those who have moved to the ancestors...
we at  'guess who's coming to radio??!!' are doing our annual program of honoring those who have transcended throughout the year... They have given their gifts of art and culture to us, and we just want to recognize them.

the struggle: media and justice

Air date: 
Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
media and justice...
Last time, we promised to discuss how media organizations, advertising companies and other businesses continue to profit from the cultural appropriation, as well as the struggles of people of African descent, which includes companies that have historically enacted racist practices.  We still feel this is important to discuss, so we will do it this week! 

How does all of this play into the more recent events (with Missouri, etc.)?  We will discuss this as well.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 11/27/14

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Air date: 
Thu, 11/27/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Soul Liberation!

a conversation on 'arresting power'

Air date: 
Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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...and media manipulation.
As the world watches the injustices at the hands of police around the world (most recently in Spain, the U.K., the U.S., Canada and Mexico)- and of course, specifically Ferguson, Missouri; an upcoming film documenting the history (and present state) of police violence in Portland, Oregon is soon to be released.  We at 'guess who's coming to radio' sat down with Jodi Darby and Erin Yanke, two of the directors of 'Arresting Power:  Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon'. 

Audio

a conversation with andy allo!!!

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program date: 
Thu, 11/14/2013
we spoke with andy allo, currently a member of the new power generation (headed by prince); however, she has recently released a second album, entitled 'superconductor'.  for more information check out http://alloevolution.com.  we thoroughly enjoyed our conversation with her (which was about everything from the nature of true learning, hair, music and consciousness, and more), and we hope you will as well.

om friday the 15th she will be performing at the camilia lounge. 

a conversation with leni stern

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program date: 
Wed, 10/30/2013
we had a chance to speak with leni stern, who will be in portland at the camilia lounge on the 1st of november, 2013.  ms. stern is currently a resident of new york city, by way of munich, germany.  her music is inspired by the mother continent so much that she made a life-changing decision to travel there, and ended up working with the great elders, such as salif keita and baba maal.

from http://www.lenistern.com/

"Five consecutive wins of Gibson’s Female Jazz Guitarist of the Year might make anyone hunker down and focus on going ‘six for six’.  But Leni Stern has always defied expectations, and her diverse, 20-year career in music is a textbook example of growth under a self-imposed fire. From the expert instrumentalist, a singer-songwriter emerged, with observations to share from her travels throughout the world.   Stern adds: “Why deny the impulse to put words to these experiences?  I couldn’t think of a reason.”"

here are a few of her experiences and works:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgyKxVG8edQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6PLYB5neWk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7lkdZ6R6iI

a conversation with royce lovett

program date: 
Wed, 10/30/2013
royce lovett will be in portland (at the camilia lounge) on the 2nd of november; we had a chance to briefly speak with him about what inspired him, as well as his life's philosophies. 

lovett, who emerges from florida is indeed refreshing amongst a generation and era of people who make music and art playing with negative imagery or a lower consciousness.  according to his site (http://roycelovett.com/), he:

"says that his music is all about “letting my beliefs shine through my message and talking about real issues.”  In his own words, his goal of his music is to “tap into the intellect and inspire change, because music doesn’t change people. People change people.” Royce says his music conveys a positive, upbeat image that anyone who loves music can appreciate. He writes his own songs and they feature a wide variety of topics, but mostly on love “in all forms, from friendly love, love for your brother, or romantic love.”"
 

here are a few of his songs/past performances:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXdDm_FRx8s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imicrd3FXyc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fzVr6so7oQ

an interview/conversation with randall sullivan, author of 'untouchable'

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program date: 
Thu, 11/29/2012

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.

enjoy!

kickstarting the continual love of vinyl: a conversation with eilon paz of dust & grooves

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program date: 
Wed, 07/18/2012

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. 

www.kickstarter.com/projects/dustandgrooves/a-photography-book-about-vinyl-collectors-dust-and

www.dustandgrooves.com/

 

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 The Dust & Grooves Photo Booth at The WFMU Record Fair 2010, NYC

 

 (note:  all images/videos are copyrighted to eilon paz and dust & grooves...)

 

 

 

honoring the teacher coast to coast- a conversation with moses harper, part 1

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program date: 
Thu, 03/22/2012

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:

http://mosesharper.com/

http://www.lovefittobox.webs.com/


(note:  this is part one of 3 of the conversation)

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honoring the teacher coast to coast- a conversation with moses harper, part 2

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Thu, 03/22/2012

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honoring the teacher coast to coast- a conversation with moses harper, part 3

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Thu, 03/22/2012
 
photo from:  mosesharper.com
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a conversation with nubia sutton...

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program date: 
Tue, 03/13/2012

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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:

http://youtu.be/OajOs2A8r8o

http://youtu.be/vHCbz7F4udE

http://youtu.be/xcghR5UVAGQ

http://youtu.be/3iRR2YBsupQ

here is the story of how she came to connect with a raw food diet:

http://blackrawfoodgoddess999.wordpress.com

and here is sister nubia's site:

http://www.theblackberrybeauty.com/

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the 'foreclosure movement' in portland

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Thu, 03/08/2012

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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: 

http://occupyportland.org/

http://www.portlandoccupier.org/

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:


http://www.doj.state.or.us/consumer/foreclosure_settlement.shtml

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Playlists

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 04/09/2009

Air date: 
04/09/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
STEVIE WONDERjoy inside my tearssongs in the key of lifetamla
stefon harrisafrican tarantellaafrican tarantellablue note
main ingredientblack seeds keep on growingblack seedsrca
STEVIE WONDERcan't imagine love without youa time to lovemotown
charles mingusmoanin'blues & rootsatlantic
bobbi humphreyblacks and bluesblacks and bluesblue note
amel larrieuxsearching for my soulinfinite possibilitiesepic/550 music
bill withersmake a smile for me+justmentssussex
stylisticschildren of the nightround 2avco
rachelle ferrellpeace on earthrachelle ferrellcapitol/manhattan
rachelle ferrellindividuality (can i be me)individuality (can i be me?)capitol
luther vandrosspower of love/love powerpower of loveepic
jackson 5if i don't love you this waythe original soul of michael jacksonmotown
michael jacksonto make my father proudfarewell my summer lovemotown
gil scott-heronyour daddy loves youwinter in americastrata-east
black ivoryif i could be a mirrordon't turn aroundtoday
cassandra wilsonmelanin songdance to the drums againdiw/columbia
leon thomasbalance of life (peace of mind)full circleflying dutchman

tonight, we spoke about the on-going issues surroundng mumia abu-jamal's case; we duscussed a little of chemicals being put in baby formula; and the focus was on pro-active ways to deal with seasonal depression (and depression in general)...  thanks for the calls!!!

guess who's coming to radio??!! playlist for 04/02/2009

Air date: 
04/02/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
STEVIE WONDERvisionsinnervisionstamla
joshua redmanvisionstimeless tales (for changing times)warner bros.
amnestycan i help youfree your mindnow again/700 west/fatbeats
ann peeblesfill this world with lovethe Hi records yearsHi records
jimmy spicermoney (dollar bill ya'll)12"spring
o'jaysfor the love of moneycollectors' itemsphiladelphia international
michael jacksonmoneyHIStoryepic
stephanie mc kaym.o.n.e.y.stephanie mc kayastralwerks
rufus and chaka khanyou got the loverags to rufusabc
joshua redmani got you (i feel good)joshua redmanwarner bros.
isley brothersharvest for the worldthe isley brothers storyrhino
bill witherssteppin' right alongthe best of bill witherscolumbia

tonight we discussed the economy, how work is related to it, and we followed up on the LEP charter high school, and the results of the meeting to renew the charter.  plus...  music!!!

 

thanks for all the calls...

guess who's coming to radio??!! playlist for 03/26/2009

Air date: 
03/26/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
STEVIE WONDERuntil you come back to me (that's what i'm gonna do)looking backmotown
aretha franklintake a lookqueen in waiting: the columbia years 1960-1965columbia
don't let me lost this dreami never loved a manatlantic
i say a little prayeraretha nowatlantic
the house that jack builtaretha's goldatlantic
young, gifted and blackyoung, gifted and blackatlantic
rock steadyyoung, gifted and blackatlantic
jumpsparkleatlantic
get it rightget it rightarista
aretha franklin w/ fantasiaput you up on gamejewels in the crown:all-star duets with the queenarista
who's zoomin' whowho's zoomin' whoarista
bridge over troubled water (live)
nessun dorma (live)
how i got overamazing graceatlantic
yield not to temptationaretha gospelchecker
eight days on the roadlet me in your lifeatlantic
angelhey now hey (the other side of the sky)atlantic
spirit in the dark (live, with ray charles)live at filmore westatlantic
respect (live)

we take a musical journey through the life of aretha question...  happy born day, aretha!!! (yes, she is still physically with us)...  also, we spoke about how major record labels/corporations can adapt to technology reflective of the times. 

guess who's coming to radio??!! playlist for 03/19/2009

Air date: 
03/19/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
STEVIE WONDERfeeding off the love of the land (string/film version)jungle fevermotown
the natural spiritual orchestrawake up suiteschool daze OSTemi/manhattan
trailercornbread, earl & me
james brownblind man can see itblack caesarpolydor
gene pageblaculablacula OSTrca victor
ollie and jerrybreakin'-ain't no stopping usbreakin' OSTmercury
pieces of a dream f. portia griffinwe've already said goodbye (before we said hello)school daze OSTemi/manhattan
keith johnwhy don't we trydo the right thing OSTmotown
diana rossdo you know (where you're going to)mahogany OSTmotown
michael jacksonhappy (theme from lady sings the blues)music and memotown
michael jacksonyou can't winthe wiz OSTmotown/mca
trailerthe education of sonny carson
herbie hancockspook who sat by the doorthe spook who sat by the door OSTunited artist
johnny pateshaft in africashaft in africa OSTabc
gladys knight and the pipsmake yours a happy homeclaudine OSTbuddah
ike and tina turnersoul to soulsoul to soul OSTatlantic
trailerwattstax
melle melbeat street theme/breakdownbeat streetatlantic

in this show, we honored the joy of the soundtrack, and we spoke with izzy berlin and mr. adam of the LEP charter school, about the actions taken by the students to keep the school open.  AUDIO AND MORE INFORMATION UP SOON!!!

guess who's coming to radio??!! playlist for 03/12/2009

Air date: 
03/12/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
STEVIE WONDERwe can work it outsigned, sealed, deliveredtamla
brothers johnsonstrawberry letter 23right on timea&m
the wailerspunky reggae partybabylon by busisland
bad brainsshebaquicknesscaroline
papa john creachi like all kinds of musicrock fatherbuddah
lovecan't explainlove story: 1966-1972electra/rhino
the bar-kaysyou're still my brotherdo you see what i see?stax
bo diddley, muddy waters and little walterwho do you lovesuperblueschess
dionne farrisfood for thoughtwild seed-wild flowercolumbia
family standboom shockmoon in scorpioeast/west
prince & the revolutionamericaaround the world in a daypaisley park/warner brothers
baby huey & the babysittershard timesthe baby huey storycurtom
labelledon't bring me downnightbirdsepic
michael jacksonspeed demonbadepic
betty davissteppin' in her i. miller shoesbetty davisjust sunshine
manhattansi wanna be (your everything)follow your heartsolid smoke
jimi hendrixpeace in mississippivoodoo soupmca

this is part 2 of the 'black rock' show, with another interview with rob fields of boldaslove.us, and once again card-carrying member of the black rock coalition!!!

go to www.boldaslove.us for more information, or to contact rob fields.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 03/05/2009

Air date: 
03/05/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
STEVIE WONDERangie girlmy cherie amourtamla
eddie harristheme in search of a moviethe electrifying eddie harrisatlantic
rotary connectionmemory bandrotary connectioncadet concept
earth, wind & fireseraphimspiritcolumbia
rotary connectionrespectsongscadet concept
marlena shawcalifornia soulthe spice of lifecadet
the dellsmake surechess
ramsey lewis and earth, wind & firesun goddesssun goddesscolumbia
ramsey lewisodemaiden voyagecadet
earth, wind & firespiritspiritcolumbia
terry callieri'd rather be with youwhat color is lovecadet
deniece williamsfreethis is nieceycolumbia
chaka khanlove has fallen on mechakawarner bros.
muddy watersherbert harpers free presselectric mudcadet concept
andrea davisyou gave me soulchess
billy stewart'ol man riverchess
rotary connectioni am the black gold of the sunhey lovechess

this was a show to honor and celebrate the life of charles stepney, one of the greatest arrangers and producers whe ever lived...  he was most famous for working with artists such as minnie ripperton and earth, wind & fire.  he also worked as an A&R for chess records for a time, and did the arrangements on muddy waters' controvercial (now deemed cult) album, 'electric mud'.  also, there was a portion of a speech angela davis made in february at reed college.  she spoke about the prison industrial system and how it plays out in this age.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 02/26/2009

Air date: 
02/26/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
gary byrd & STEVIE WONDERthe crownwondirection
STEVIE WONDERfingertipsthe 12 year old genioustamla
earl van dyke/funk brothershe was really sayin' somethin'a cellarful of motownmotown
mary wellsmy guybest ofmotown
martha reeves and the vandellasmotoringgoldhip-o/motown
the sisters lovemy love is yoursgive me your lovesoul jazz
jimmy ruffini've passed this way before7"motown
the supremesyou keep me hanging on (instrumental)motown
the temptationsyou're my everything (isolated vocal/bass track)gordy
jackson 5darling dearthird albummotown
STEVIE WONDERgolden ladyinnervisionstamla
jr. walker and the all starsshoot your shotshotgunsoul/tamla/motown
thelma houstonpiano manthe best of thelma houstonmotown
rick jamessuperfreak (instrumental)gordy
jr. walker and the all starsway back home (instrumental)soul
the temptationsdon't let the joneses get you downpuzzle peoplegordy
yvonne fairlet your hair downthe bitch is blackmotown
erykah badudanger (instrumental)worldwide undergroundmotown
kim westonlift ev'ry voice and singMGM
syreeta wright with STEVIE WONDERto know you is to love yousyreetamo west
india .ariewings of forgivenesstestimony: vol. 1, life & relationshipsmotown
todayhim or memotown
diana rosslove hangover (portion)motown
carl beani was born this way (portion)motown
eddie kendrickskeep on truckin'eddie kendricks at his besttamla

the motown 50th special!!!  we spoke with people on what motown means to them, and played tracks from the label over the years...

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 02/19/2009

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Air date: 
02/19/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
STEVIE WONDERcontusionsongs in the key of lifetamla
jackson 5i am love7"motown
bo diddleyrock n' rollbo diddley & companychecker
chuck willishang up my rock n' roll shoes7"atlantic
chuck berryrockin' at the philharmonicgolden decade vol. 2chess
warback homewarunited artists
arthur crudupthat's your red wagongive me a 32-20crown prince records
chambers brothersuptownthe time has come/ a new time-a new daycolumbia
billy prestonshould've known betteri wrote a simple songA&M
la vern bakerjim dandy7"atlantic
earl bosticharlem nocturnedance timeking
charles hilton brownG.R.F.owed to myselfampex/schema
classics IVspooky7"imperial
mandrillfencewalkthe best of mandrillpolydor
curtis mayfieldback to the worldback to the worldcurtom
primativecreation of musiccarolina funkjazzman/now again
the windjammerspoor sad child
mongooseking cobracarolina funkjazzman/now again
wally cox and the nativeshouse party

the 'black rock' show!!!

we spoke to rob fields of boldislove.us, and rocked out to the black rock (and some funk)... 

much thanks to chris and celeste for holding it down while i had to step out for a bit...!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 02/12/2009

Air date: 
02/12/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
STEVIE WONDERseasons of loverent (OST)dreamworks
larry saundersfree angela
lee morganca-lee-sodelightfuleeblue note
angie stonebe ever wonderfulinterpretationsconcord music
earth, wind & fireremember the childrenlast days and timecolumbia
ensemble al salaamoptimysticalsojournerstrata east
roberta flackbridge over troubled waterquiet fireatlantic
al greeni'll be standing bycountry meets soulHi
the jacksonsi'll be there (live, 2001)
the san francisco TKO'shermgolden state funkBGP/ace
june conquesttake carefunk divasapace music
materia f. whitney houstonmemoriesfunk divasapace music
markus kelly & the impassionspushin' to the topmidwest funkjazzman/now again
soul impossiblesinterpretation- soul power no.1carolina funkjazzman/now again
jody gaylesyou gotta pushfunk divasapace music
the sisters loveyou've got to make your choicegive me your lovesoul jazz
STEVIE WONDERtuesday heartbreaktalking booktamla
lee morgana lot of livin' to dostandardsblue note

some funk(y) tracks, some baby whitney (houston, that is), and an interview with pam africa!!!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 02/05/2009

Categories:
Air date: 
02/05/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
STEVIE WONDERsuperstition (live on sesame street)
randy crawfordgive me the night (chill night mix)naked and trueWEA
herbie hancockactual proof (live in tokyo, 1975)floodcolumbia
jeanette's synco jazzersmidnight stompmary lou williams 1927-1940classics records
bob howard and his orchestrait's unbelievablebob howard and his orchestra 1932-1935classics records
fannie lou hamergo tell it on the mountainclassic african american gospelfolkways
professor longhair & the metersevery day i have the blues (live)
big mama thorntonsummertime
rosco gordonlet 'em tryvee jay
sugarpie desantobaby what you want me to do (live)
sugarpie desantothe one who really loves youbrunswick
tampa redit hurts me too
lil greenkeep your hand on your heartlil green 1942-1946classics records
roy eldridge quintetoh! shut-uproy eldridge1951classics records
charles mingusoh lord don't let them drop that atomic bomb on meoh yeahatlantic
brenton woodpsychotic reactionthe oogum boogum mandouble shot
graham central stationghettograham central stationwarner bros.
otis redding and the bar-kaystry a little tenderness (live tv performance, 1968)
the radiantsain't no big thingeric
eddie mc loydonce you fall in lovethe soul of spring, vol. 2kent soul
chi-litesthere will never be any peace (until god is seated at the conference table)tobybrunswick
darondomy momma and my poppalet my people goluv n' height/ubiquity
lou pridemessage to the peoplethe memphis/el paso sessions 1970-73suemi/severn
b.t. expressexpressb.t. expressunidisc
sister sledgemama never told meatco
tito jackson!guitar solo (live in mexico, 1975)
troopspread my wings (live)
the soul agentsfoxy lady
don byronif 6 was 9nu blaxploitationblue note
raashan ahmadgive thanksthe pushom records
sun rarocket number ninespace is the placeblue thumb/impulse!
horace silvernext time i fall in loveserenade to a soul sisterblue note

in honor of 'black history month, we are looking at the musical history of people of african descent in this country...

Comments

Chris (guest for 9-10-09)

Hi Jamilah,
Loved the show tonight - I was really struck by Chris' story and how ridiculously the Portland police handled his situation.  It makes me concerned for the future of civic-minded organizations like Copwatch and NoPo Cop Stop which exist to do exactly what Chris was doing - observe & record police conduct and provide that record as a defense to the people who police accuse of wrongdoing. 

Would it be possible for KBOO to post tonight's show or, at least, the fifteen minutes that Chris spoke about his encounter with Portland police on your webpage or myspace page?  I would be very interested to listen to it again and pass it along to my friends at Copwatch, if that is okay.  I believe the segment ranged between 8:45 pm - 9:00 pm.  Please feel free to e-mail me with a response - it would be great to hear from you.  Thank you very much for your help, and keep up the excellent work!

motown

Hey I love motown and motown history and it is sorta at the top of my list of interests right now, so if I wanted to offer some insight into your upcoming program, what is the protocol? Is there any way to get involved?

motown

yes, i am actually planning to do another show on motown; i didn't get to fit everything i wanted to fit into the show... my plan is to do something in april. i would like to go more in depth about what i was touching on in the last show... is it possible for a 'person of colour' to be successful in america and not sacrifice or compromise their beliefs? i want to do more in-depth conversations/interviews about that.

i am constantly welcoming people to get involved and have some input for the show, so that is wonderful that you are interested!!! what sorts of things were you thinking about?

speak soon,
peace,
jamilah

 

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