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)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
- Length: 9:04 minutes (8.3 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
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)
|STEVIE WONDER||signed sealed delivered (dj smash remix)||12"||motown|
|war||sun oh son||war||united artists|
|baby huey and the babysitters||mighty mighty||the baby huey story||curtom|
|village soul choir||the cat walk||soul sesame street||abbott|
|willie mitchell||everything is gonna be alright||the best of willie mitchell||Hi|
|patrice rushen||haw- right now||prelusion||prestige|
|status IV||you ain't really down||12"||radar|
|freestyle express||don't stop the rock||old school volume 5||thump|
|kurtis blow||the breaks (inst.)||12"||mercury|
|village soul choir||sesame street theme||soul sesame street||abbott|
|yvonne fair||let your hair down||the bitch is black||motown|
|james brown||popcorn with a feeling||it's a mother||king|
|bobby bland||sad feeling||duke|
james moore, 'rogue librarian' from the north portland branch of the library, was on to discuss his favorite books, the night out against crime (and thus the meaning of community), and why people call him 'different)... also, DEAR BROTHER TONY MUHAMMAD IS COMING TO TOWN!!! he will be a guest speaker at the peace and unity event happening this week-end.
also, communicating with us was maxjulian, the infamous activist about town, to discuss the fear of looking into one-self, thye states of addiction and the american political situation at large.
|STEVIE WONDER||as||songs in the key of life||tamla|
|cannonball adderley||walk tall||country preacher||blue note/capitol|
|brother jack mc duff||oblighetto (j dilla remix)||blue note revisited||blue note|
|waters||sitting here all alone||blue note|
|morgan adams quartet plus two||stormy||shades of blue: madlib invades blue note||blue note|
|freddie hubbard||blue spirits||blue spirits||blue note|
|lou donaldson||it's your thing||hot dog||blue note/capitol|
|bobbi humphrey||please set me at ease||fancy dancer||blue note|
|donald byrd||stepping into tomorrow (madlib remix)||blue note revisited||blue note|
|bobbi humphrey||my little girl||satin doll||blue note|
|gene harris||losalamitoslatinfunklovesong||astral signal||blue note/capitol|
|donald byrd||lansanna's priestess (dj spinna remix)||blue note revisited||blue note|
|horace silver f. andy bey||i've had a little talk||the united states of mind||blue note|
|eric gale||a song of will||blue note|
|shirley bassey||light my fire||something||blue note/united artists|
|grant green||a time to remember (osunlade remix)||blue note revisitedshades of blue: madlib invades blue note||blue note|
|dianne reeves||love for sale (live)||in the moment||blue note|
|brother jack mc duff||butter (for yo popcorn)||i got a woman||blue note|
|blue mitchell||flat backing||bantu village||blue note/capitol|
shafia monroe, portland-based sistahmidwife supreme, discussed various projects she is working on, as well as-of course! - the connections of midwifery. for more information on Sistah Midwife International, go to: www.sistahmidwife.com.also, shaun carnahan discussed the situation pertaining to mumia abu-jamal's case, and the rush to keep his case alive. for more information, contact:
if you are interested in writing mumia, his address is:
175 Progress Drive
Waynesburg, PA 15370
and... there was some blue note (records, that is): the originals and remixes... and STEVIE!!
|STEVIE WONDER||too shy to say||fullfillingness' first finale||tamla|
|al green||what more do you want from me?||lay it down||blue note|
|jaleel shaw||flight||optimism||changu records|
|brother jack mc duff||classic funke||who knows what tomorrow's gonna bring?||blue note|
|fleetwood||sho wish mama obama|
|simone||go to hell||simone on simone||koch|
|stephanie mills||home||the wiz||atlantic|
|sharon jones and the dap kings||this land is your land||naturally||daptone records|
|instant funk||wide world of sports||instant funk||salsoul|
|C.R.A.C.||buy me lunch (inst.)||12"||tres|
|pieces of a dream||mt. airy groove||we are one||electra|
|wayne shorter||playground||schizophrenia||blue note|
|ike turner & the kings of rhythm||philly dog||a black man's soul||pompeii|
a conversation with Fleetwood' Oakland, California-based activist/author/artist. He is the author of 'Hip Hop Tried To Kill Me'. The description of the book is as followed:
" 'Hip-Hop Tried 2 Kill Me' is a real life testimony of how the trapping's of this industry can cause a man to lose his soul if he's not careful. This compelling and gripping must read is for anyone who claims to live their lives for Hip-Hop. Only the strong survive, and Fleetwood lives to tell his story." He also discusses his song 'Sho Wish Mama Obama', amongst his activism with youth and people in prison.
Contact information for Fleetwood is: www.myspace.com/fleetwood189
Also... Brother Tony Muhammad is COMING TO PORTLAND NEXT MONTH!!! there is a discussion of the event he will be attending, which is the Peace and Unity Fest on August 9, amongst other things...
To contact Tony, go to www.myspace.com/tonymuhammad
|STEVIE WONDER||i am singing||songs in the key of life||tamla|
|steve arrington||dancin' in the key of life||dancin' in the key of life||atlantic|
|mc coy tyner||hope||cosmos||blue note|
|roy ayers||the third eye||africa, the center of the world||polydor|
|anthony hamilton||ball and chain||soulife||atlantic|
|gil scott-heron and brian jackson||back home||winter in america||strata east|
|STEVIE WONDER||kesse ye lolo de ye||Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants||tamla|
|india .aire||there's hope||testimony:vol. 1, life & relationship||motown|
|john coltrane||black pearls||black pearls||prestige|
|minnie ripperton||take a little trip||perfect angel||epic|
|al green||so good to be here||livin' for you||Hi|
thankfull-ness... that is all.
|Stevie Wonder||blame it on the sun||talking book||Tamla|
|michael jackson||man in the mirror||bad||Epic|
|spirit music jamia||dance of the infidel||dance of the infidel||sanachie|
|the chi-lites||(for god's sake) give more power to the people||give more power to the people||brunswick|
|club nouveau||why you treat me so bad||life love and pain||warner bros.|
|Al Green||just for me||lay it down||Blue Note|
|ronnie laws & pressure||never be the same||pressure sensitive||liberty|
|femi kuti & mos def||do your best||12"||MCA|
|gnarles barkley||transformer||st. elsewhere||downtown/atlantic|
|charles sherell||why can't i be treated like a man||for sweet people from sweet charles||people|
|kool & the gang||what would the world be like without music/let the music take your mind||live at the sex machine||de-lite|
|kool & the gang||rhyme-time people||light of worlds||de-lite|
|bobbi humphrey||the good life||the good life||Epic|
|ronnie laws & pressure||tidal wave||pressure sensitive||liberty|
|leon thomas||the creator has a master plan||facets: the legend of leon thomas||Flying Dutchman|
look in the mirror! more stories of appropriation and racism in music/popular culture, and more...
|chaka khan & mary j blige||disrespectful||funk this!||bergundy|
|liquid crystal project||the d e effect||the liquid crystal project||polar entertainment|
|sharon jones and the dap kings||what have you done for me lately||dap-dippin with sharon jones and the dap kings||daptone|
|otis redding||respect||history of otis redding||volt|
|aretha franklin||respect||i never loved a man||Atlantic|
|ron carter||117 special||all blues||cti|
|ella fitzgerald||drop me off in harlem||the duke ellington songbook||verve|
|la vern baker||shake a hand||her greatest recordings||atco|
|al wilson||my song||show and tell||rocky road|
|jr walker and the all-stars||peace and understanding is hard to find||peace and understanding is hard to find||Soul|
|mongo santamaria||yesterday's tomorrow||mongo '70||Atlantic|
|donald byrd||(fallin' like) dominoes||mizell||Blue Note|
|the liquid crystal project||tribute to troy||the liquid crystal project||polar entertainment|
|james brown||funky drummer||in the jungle groove||polydor|
|The Meters||yeah, you're right||look-ka py py||josie|
|donald byrd||change||mizell||Blue Note|
|sly and the family stone||everybody is a star||greatest hits||Epic|
|eugene mc daniels||jagger the dagger||headless heroes of the apocalypse||Atlantic|
|mongo santamaria||march of the panther||mongo '70||Atlantic|
|donald byrd||wind parade||mizell||Blue Note|
gentrification and respect... that's all.
|Stevie Wonder||don't you worry 'bout a thing||innervisions||tamla|
|donny hathaway||little ghetto boy||donny hathaway live||Atco|
|donny hathaway||voices inside (everything is everything)||everything is everything)||Atco|
|donny hathaway||valdez in the country||extension of a man||Atco|
|donny hathaway||magnificent sanctuary band||donny hathaway||Atco|
|donny hathaway||the ghetto||everything is everything||Atco|
|donny hathaway||to be young, gifted and black||collection||Atlantic|
|donny hathaway||someday we'll all be free||the best of...||atco|
dedicated to brother donny hathaway...
we discuss issues of black people and depression, solutions and thoughts... tiffany edwards, gestalt therapist, is a special guest.
|Stevie Wonder||smile please||fulfillingness' first finale||Tamla|
|Bo Diddley||bo diddley||16 all-time greatest hits||checker|
|Bo Diddley||hit or miss||big bad bo||checker|
|prince and the revolution||alexa de paris||12"||paisley park|
|bo diddley, muddy waters, little walter||who do you love||super blues||checker|
|Herbie Hancock||dolphin dance||maiden voyage||blue note|
|idris muhammad||power of soul||power of soul||kudu|
|kenny dorham||lotus blossom||quiet kenny||new jazz|
|bo diddley||you ain't bad||the originator||checker|
|Bo Diddley||road runner||in the spotlight||Chess|
|Bo Diddley||africa speaks||thye originator||checker|
R.I.P. to ellas mc daniel, aka BO DIDDLEY!!! also, there is an interview with shaun carnahan, an activist who brings awareness to the issues of mumia abu-jamal and MOVE.
and... there is a wonderful conversation with dear brother tony muhammad and adisa banjoko on fatherhood.
|Stevie Wonder||you can't judge a book by it's cover||Signed, Sealed, Delivered||Tamla|
|courtney pine||just you, just me||the vision's tale||antilles|
|michael jackson||i gotta be me|
|michael jackson||HIStory (tony moran's HIStory lesson)||blood on the dance floor||Epic|
|James Brown||super bad||star time||Polydor|
|courtney pine||seen||journey to the urge within||antilles|
|lou rawls||natural man||MGM|
|nina simone||don't pay them no mind||high priestess of soul||phillips|
|James Brown||let yourself go||star time||polydor|
|charles wright & the 103rd street rhythm band||express yourself||express yourself||warner bros.|
|Stevie Wonder||do like you||Hotter Than July||Tamla|
|courtney pine||the healing song||to the eyes of creation||4th & broadway|
|the jacksons||do what you wanna||goin' places||epic/philadelphia international|
be proud of who you are!!!
|Stevie Wonder||evil||music of my mind||Tamla|
|Stevie Wonder||front line||Musiquarium||Tamla|
|hank crawford||two years of torture||the art of hank crawford||Atlantic|
|Isley Brothers||battle for the fallen soldier||between the sheets||t-neck|
|mahalia jackson||down by the riverside||the essential mahalia jackson||Columbia|
|paul robeson||sometimes i feel like a motherless child||songs of free men||sony classical|
|rick james||unity||cold blooded||Gordy|
|the jacksons||man of war||goin' places||Philadelphia International/epic|
|east new york ensemble||sun flower||at the helm||folkways|
|kool & the gang||who's gonna take the weight||live at the sex machine||de-lite|