Tag Archives: world music

King Sunny Ade — JuJu King

   When it’s hot like it is now – 95 degrees (or more) – I think back to a night at 1st Avenue in Minneapolis in 1986. This was Prince’s club for a while. The entire summer was hot and … Continue reading

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Sitar Manifestations

   Minnesota had never heard such a thing. It came from another world. It expanded your mind in a way the accordion never could. It provided instant hipness. You could almost smell the incense. In fact, upon hearing it, the … Continue reading

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Jose Neto – Beneath the Electronics

   Jose Neto recorded an album in 1987 that, for me, has never gotten old. It’s acoustic guitar and original compositions. I’ve played it a million times. Okay, not a million, but a lot. With The Trees    He’s originally … Continue reading

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Yamandu!

   Last night, I saw Yamandu Costa at a small church in Boulder. He’s been in hero status, since I first stumbled onto his playing. I never thought I’d hear him in person, but synchronicity is always at work. Baionga … Continue reading

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Brazilian Invasion ’66

   In 1966, I heard some stuff on the radio that blew my mind. It wasn’t the usual rock and roll on WDGY or country music from one of the stations late at night, though this was late at night. … Continue reading

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Singular Additions – Volume 3

Some tunes for the afternoon. The Arizona Yodeler   The Dezurik Sisters Wild About Her   Dave Ray Misahotaka Ny Akama   Rajery A Little Light   Sturgill Simpson In Awah Dah   Ted Ringer Que Cobarde   Carmen y Laura  

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Dan Zanes – Kid crooner with great hair.

    Lucky kids. In the past, they might on occasion have someone like Brahms write them a lullaby or Woody Guthrie pen them a tune, but usually it was more like Burl Ives or a sing-along about a dog named, … Continue reading

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