An Evening of Afrotainment

Black music is to U.S. music what Africa is to civilization... the cornerstone.

Don't believe it? Just Listen.

Join host Celeste Carey, aka Adiva, to hear music of the African Diaspora by Black artists-worldwide. All genres...from African traditional to esoteric experimental. Slip and slide aurally through the spectrum of the Black experience.

I do read posts!

 

 

You will concede, for I do read-to capture listeners' thoughts, indeed.
Then I'll proceed; your soul to knead, and on my vibe, your ears will feed.
Your mind will heed, I'll plant the seed ....the phat-est beats for you I'll breed.

Pied piper lead: Adiva's creed "let not the light from us recede"...
In Afrotainment...to all things... what they need.
Celestially, Ms Adiva

Adiva (Celeste)

 

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Episode Archive

An Evening of Afrotainment on 06/22/13

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Sat, 06/22/2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Music of the African diaspora by Black Artists...Worldwide

An Evening of Afrotainment on 06/08/13

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Sat, 06/08/2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Music of the African diaspora by Black Artists...Worldwide

An Evening of Afrotainment on 06/01/13

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Sat, 06/01/2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Music of the African diaspora by Black Artists...Worldwide

An Evening of Afrotainment on 05/25/13

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Sat, 05/25/2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Music of the African diaspora by Black Artists...Worldwide

An Evening of Afrotainment on 05/18/13

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Sat, 05/18/2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Music of the African diaspora by Black Artists...Worldwide

An Evening of Afrotainment on 05/11/13

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Sat, 05/11/2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Music of the African diaspora by Black Artists...Worldwide

An Evening of Afrotainment on 05/04/13

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Sat, 05/04/2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Music of the African diaspora by Black Artists...Worldwide

An Evening of Afrotainment on 04/27/13

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Sat, 04/27/2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Music of the African diaspora by Black Artists...Worldwide

An Evening of Afrotainment on 04/20/13

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Sat, 04/20/2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Music of the African diaspora by Black Artists...Worldwide

An Evening of Afrotainment on 04/13/13

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Sat, 04/13/2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Music of the African diaspora by Black Artists...Worldwide

Playlists

An Evening of Afrotainment playlist for 04/06/2013

Program name: 
An Evening of Afrotainment
Air date: 
04/06/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Culoe De SongWebabaWebaba EP
Culoe De SongFar AwayWebaba EP
NnekaHeartbeat (Chase & Status RmX)Nneka Dubstep
Peter ToshJohnny B GoodeMother Africa
Lucky DubeRunning, FallingHouse of Exile
A Guy Called Gerald w/ Finley QuayeFinley's RainbowBlack Secret
Monique BinghamYou. Me. World
King Britt/ Sylk130Seasons ChangeWhen the Funk Hits the Fan
King Britt/Sylk130 w/ Mark BellRomeo's FateRe-Members Only
Stephanie MillsWhatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin'Stephanie Mills Gold
Rufus & Chaka KhanSlow Screw Against the WallAsk Rufus
Rufus & Chaka KhanAt Midnight My Love Will LiftAsk Rufus
WarBeetles In The BogThe World Is A Ghetto
Loose EndsHanging On A String12 Inch
B. LewisHurt Hurt Go AwayTalking Chairs
James BrownIt's A Man's Man's Man's WorldGreatest Hits
Neneh CherryWomanMan
Kerri ChandlerSo Let the Wind Come12 Inch
Zap Mama w/ Erykah BaduBandy Bandy (Carl Craig Rmx)
David McAlmontNight and DayYou Go To My Head
Bill WithersI Want to Spend the NightThe Best of Bill Withers
Bill WithersAin't No Sunshine (The Total Eclipse Mix)Gold Collection
Bonobo f/Andreaya TrianaEyes DownBlack Sands
Erykah BaduCertainlyBaduism
Billie HolidayBut Beautiful (Tony Humphries Mix)Remixed & Reimagined
Billie HolidaySpeak LowBillie's Best
A Guy Called GeraldEnergySecret Black Technology

An Evening of Afrotainment playlist for 03/30/2013

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An Evening of Afrotainment
Air date: 
03/30/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
OsunladeCantos A Ochun Et OxaAfro Tech
Black MotionHey Hey (remix)Afro House
MafikizoloLootAfricanism
Black Motion w/ ZuluBhana ShiloloShelter Music EP 1
Culoe De SongWebabaWebaba EP
OskidoXelimpilo
BambounouNappy Head (Art Nouveau Mix)Animism EP
OskidoWa Muhle
Baaba MaalFalaye Fannaan (Ashley Beedle Afrikanz on MarzAfro Tech
Oskido w/ NokwiziShela
Oskido w/ CanndyTsa Ma Ndebele
DJ Sumthyn Black ftWenaAyobaness! The Sound of South Affrican House
BambounouAlphaAlpha EP
Vinny Da VinciDeep House MixDeep House Sounds 9
BambounouHeroic DeedsAlpha EP
Black CoffeeMonkey See Monkey Do
TkzeePhalafalaLive
TkzeeDiala MapantsulaHolloween
Zakes BantwiniStop Wasting My Time

 

 

 

Album covers of African House and Contemporary MusicDJ Black Coffee image on outline of Africa

 

Afrika Hot House

Two genres of music arose in the townships of Johannesburg during the struggle to overcome apartheid, house music (imported from the US) and Kwaito, a slowed-down, smoothed out house rhythm with African lyrics and relevance. Add to the rhythm of the beat, and renewed rhythm for the feet...pantsula dancing, and you have a tremendous creative lift-off to the stars.

 

DJ Black Coffee, Culoe De Song, Vinny Da Vinci, and the Godfather of South African House Music, Oskido re-imagined and remixed the "freedom" sounds of US House Music to become the soundtrack for the increasing intensity of the anti-apatheid struggle. Hear the uplifted voice of spirits on the wing, here... the re-birth of house in Johanesburg. Word.

Tkzee, THE group for Kwaito music, the

 


 

 

An Evening of Afrotainment playlist for 03/23/2013

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An Evening of Afrotainment
Air date: 
03/23/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
SohoRadio Soul GrooveThug
Janet JacksonBlack CatRhythm Nation 1814
Grace JonesLove Is The DrugThe Compass Sessions
Skin/ Skunk AnasieSelling JesusParanoid and Sunburnt
Tamar-KaliPearlSXSW Showcase
Martina Topley-BirdAnythingAnything
Tina TurnerOne of the LivingMad Max Beyond the Thunderdome
NnekaGypsyNo Longer At Ease
Cassandra WilsonHellhound On My TrailBlue Lights Til Dawn
Maya AyamMarch Right UpAyam Music
Wicked WisdomHeartbeat HarmonyMy Story
Cree SummersMiss MoonSteet Faerie
Meshelll NdegeOcelloSoul SpaceshipThe World Has Made Me the Man of My Dreams
Tasmin ArcherSleeping SatelliteSleeping Satellite EP
ResIce KingHow I Do
SohoHippychickGoddess
J*DaveyMr. MisterBeauty In the Land of Distortion
Neneh CherryWoman
Andreya Triana/ BonoboEyes DownBlack Sands
Andreya TrianaDraw the StarsLost Where I Belong
Carol ThomasYou Know How I Feel
Fontella Bass/Cinematic OrchestraBreatheMa Fleur
Alice ColtraneTranslinear LightTranslinear Light
Blue PearlRunning Up That HillNaked

Women who rock! Whether rock-n-roll or just rockin' out...it's all about the women!

An Evening of Afrotainment playlist for 03/02/2013

Program name: 
An Evening of Afrotainment
Air date: 
03/02/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Isley BrothersTwist and ShoutThe Isley Brothers Story V 1
Isley BrothersWho's That LadyThe Isley Brothers Story V 1
The ImpressionsThe Woman's Got SoulIt's All Right
Sharon Jones and the Dap KingsGot A Thing On My MindDap Dippin' With...
Sharon Jones and the Dap KingsPick It Up, Lay It In the CutDap Dippin' With...
RufusFeel GoodRufus
Raphael SaadiqHeart AttackStone Rollin'
Terrence Trent D'ArbyDance Little SisterIntroducing the Hard Line According to Terrence Trent D'Arby
PrinceAnotherLoverHolenYoHeadUnder the Cherry Moon
Mad HouseFiveMadhouse 8
Mad HouseSixMadhouse 8
OsunladeTwo Phish (LP Version)Aquarian Moon
JhelisaDeath of A Soul DivaGalactica Rush
Cleveland WatkissSlow BluesVocalSuite: The Studio Sessions
The CrusadersChain ReactionChain Reaction
Grover Washington, JrMister MagicMister Magic
The 5th DimensionStoned Soul PicnicMaster Hits
Terry Callier/Urban SpeciessChanging of the GuardBlanket
Joyce B MooreHold Up the LightProject Butterfly, Phase 2
Gil Scott-HeronMust Be SomethingThe First Minute of A New Day
Urban SpeciesListen (Kenny Dope Horns Mix)
Les NubiansOne Step ForwardOne Step Forward
NnekaBeautifulVictim of Truth
Salif KeitaTolon Willie (Joe Clausell Remix)DJ Smash Present Phonography
Salif KeitaMoussoulou (Osunlade Remix)Remixes From Moffo
David McAlmont/David ArnoldJames Bond Theme/Diamonds Are Forever
David McAlmontNight and DayYou Go To My Head
Parliament/ FunkadelicFlashlightP-Funk All Stars
The Parliaments(I Wanna) TestifyThe Parliaments/ Testify- The Early Years
Raphael SaadiqStone Rolllin'Stone Rollin'
The ParliamentsHeart TroubleThe Sixties
The ParliamentsThe Goose That Laid The Golden EggThe Parliaments/ Testify- The Early Years
Frankie Lymon & the TeenagersWhy Do Fools Fall In LoveThe Rock 'N' Roll Era-1956
Raphael SaadiqDay DreamsStone Rollin'
Gregg Diamond & Bionic BoogieChains
BambounouDivided By ZeroAlpha EP

An Evening of Afrotainment playlist for 02/23/2013

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An Evening of Afrotainment
Air date: 
02/23/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
B.T. ExpressDo It (Til You're Satisfied)B.T. Express Double Album
B.T. ExpressDo You Like ItB.T. Express Double Album
James BrownAin't It Funky Pts 1-2Ain't It Funky
Russell Gunn/DJ ApolloDJ Apollo InterludeEthnomusicology Vol 1
Guru/ Chaka KhanWatch What You're SayingJazzmatazz
Stone Cold BonersLesson OneAcid Jazz Collection 1
Speckled RedThe Dirty Dozens1The Blues
Cajmere/ DajaeU Got Me Up (The Underground Goodie Mix '93)It's Time
Tracie MorrisProject PrincessOur Souls Have Grown Deep Like the Rivers
Buckshot LeFonqueMusic EvolutionMusic Evolution
Cassandra WilsonHellhound On My TrailBlue Light Til Dawn
Ali Farka TouréAl DuUnfaithful
Robert JohnsonCome On In My Kitchen (Alternate Take)
Little AxeCross RoadsThe Wolf That House Built
Little Axe/ Shara NelsonSay My NameChampagne & Grits
Massive Attack/ Shara NelsonSafe From HarmBlue Lines
Black Science OrchestraBlack Science OrchestraAfrotonic
VibraphonicsI See YouAcid Jazz
Carl Craig's Innerzone OrchestraManufactured MemoriesProgrammed
Juan AtkinsSession OneThe Berlin Sessions
Ray LemaTechnoGaia
NovalimaZamba LandoAfro
Kuduro Sound SystmeWa Ya YaAfrica Fiesta
Cesaria EvoraAngola (Carl Craig's Remix)Club Sodade
Ultra NateLoosely Based OnGrime, Silk, Thunder
Neneh CherryWoman
Betty WrightGirls Can't Do What the Guys Do
B. LewisHurt Hurt Go AwayTalking Chairs
Salif KeitaAna Na Ming (LA Funk Mob)
BambounouAlphaAlpha EP
BambounouDivided By ZeroAlpha EP

An Evening of Afrotainment playlist for 02/09/2013

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An Evening of Afrotainment
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02/09/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
James BrownSex Machine (ReadyMade Jazz Defector Mix)Funk & Other Fun
James BrownThere Was A Time (Kenny Dope Remix)Verve Remixed Vol 4
Sarah VaughnPeter Gunn Theme (Max Sedgley Remix)Verve Remixed 3
Isaac HayesHyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymisticHot Buttered Soul
Digable PlanetsRebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)Reachin' (A New Refutatuon of Time & Space)
Brown Surround/ Jazz Not JazzNew Type JazzA New Type of Jazz
Roni SizeWatching WindowsNew Forms Disc 1
Nenah CherryTrouble ManInner City Blues
David McAlmontDiamonds Are Forever (You Expect Me To Do What Mr Goldfinger? Mix)Diamonds Are Forever
TrickyOvercomeMaxinquaye
DJ SpookyRelative Switching Strategies for the Control of Uninhabited AirOptometry
Donna SummerSunset PeopleBad Girls
DJ Sumthyn Black ft Ntsiki MazwiWenaAyobaness! The Sound of South Affrican House
Kudoro Sound System f/ Pinta TiruEntra Na NodaFrederic Galliano Presents Kuduro Sound System
NovalimaMandingaAfro
Buena Vista Social ClubChan ChanBuena Vista Social Club
A Tribe Called QuestI Left My Wallet In El SegundoPeople's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
WarOutlawAnthology 1970-1994
FatbackI Like The GirlsFired Up and Kickin'
OmarI GuessThe Best By Far
Ben E. KingSupernatural Love Pt 1 & 2The Best of Ben E KIng/ SuperNatural
FunkadelicI Bet YouFunkadelic
Steve SpacekLook Into My EyesSpace Shift
Arrested DevelopmentWashed Away3 Years, 5 Months, & 2 Days...
OTMSTurnin' Point/ f. LuckWalking On Water
NnekaStaySoul Is Heavy
OmarSylesteThe Best By Far
Cleveland Watkiss w/ KabukiAfter the FireCity Lounge 3
Ultra NateLoosely Based OnGrime, Silk, Thunder
Derrick L CarterWhere You At? ExtendedHouse Singles
Kenny LarkinYou AreCarl Craig Essential Mix

An Evening of Afrotainment playlist for 02/02/2013

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An Evening of Afrotainment
Air date: 
02/02/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Carl CraigDominoesMore Songs About Food & Revolutionary Art
Glenn UndergroundBlack Action
Glenn UndergroundNegro CryThe Jerusalem EPs
Kerri ChandlerSo Let the Wind Come
Thavius BeckYet and StillThru
Minnie RipertonI Am the Black Gold of the SunLes Fleurs
Sonny SharrockWho Does She Hope to BeAsk
WarH2 OvetureDeliver the Word
Fontella Bass/ Cinematic OrchestaEvolution II (Mr P Mix)Jazz Lounge Cinema 3
Daddy OusHard Like a RockHi-Fidelity Dub Sessions 4
Jhelisa & Stanton WarriorsSeekerStanton Sessions V2-CD 2-Lost Files
Leon ThomasThe Creator Has A Master PlanIn Berlin
Minnie RipertonNever Existed Before
Terry CallierAnd I Love HerLookin' Out
Quincy JonesWalking In SpaceWalking in Space
Victor WootenSong For My FatherPalmystery
David McAlmontDiamonds Are Forever (You Expect Me to Do What Mr Goldfinger? Mix)
SoundtrackJohn and Betty's ThemeDeep Cover Soundtrack
NnekaHeartbeat
Meshell NdegeocelloPlantation LullabiesPlantation Lullabies
Sonny SharrockBlack WomanBlack Woman
Minnie RipertonCompletenessCome To My Garden
Victor WootenHillbillies On A Quiet AfternoonSMV-Thunder
Victor WootenThe Lesson (Full Version)
Victor WootenI Saw GodPalmystery
Leon ThomasLet The Rain Fall On MeSpirits
Minnie RippertonLes FleursLes Fleurs
AphroheadVindingoAphrohead
Juan AtkinsSomething About the Music
B. LewisFriendsTalking Chairs

Welcome home, where we soothe your soul, and soul your senses, and sense your needs and soulishly knead your self into a lifted state...of aural bliss. All guided by Ms Adiva

 

An Evening of Afrotainment playlist for 01/12/2013

Program name: 
An Evening of Afrotainment
Air date: 
01/12/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Joe SimonDrowning in a Sea of LoveSuper Box of Soul
Joe SimonIn the GhettoHangin' On
George BensonEl Barrio (MAW Mix)Absolute Benson
Isley Brothers(Who is) That Lady3+3
HeatwaveThe Grooveline (12 Inch)Grand
Ohio PlayersBody VibesAngel
Sonny SharrockSpace Ghost C2C ThemeSpace Ghost Coast to Coast
Ronny JordanBad BrotherThe Rebirth of Cool
WarBeetles in the BogThe World is a Ghetto
Cleveland Watkiss/ CosmonauticsBrazilian Nights 2007CD Edit
Chaka KhanAin't Nobody (Frankie Knuckles' Hallucenogenic Mix)
Billie HolidayNight and DayBillie Holiday & Her Orchestra
Crystal Waters100% Pure Love (Gumbo Mix)12 Inch
Common/ Jill ScottI Am MusicElectric Circus
Fontella Bass/ Cinematic OrchestraEvolution II (Mr. P Mix)
Blue PearlRunning Up That HillNaked
SkyeView to a KillCool Tributes to the 80s Sessions
Bobby McFerrinMoondanceBobby McFerrin
Al JarreauAgua de BeberAl Jarreau and the Metropole Orkfest
Milton NascimentoNada Sera Como AntesClube de Esquina
Terry CallierAnd I Love HerLookin' Out
Jean-Paul BourellySonic BlueGuitar Speak II
Sugar BlueGucci Gucci ManIn Your Eyes
Jimi HendrixVoodoo Child BluesBlues
SylvesterNew Beginnings RepriseNew Beginnings
SylvesterI Need Somebody to Love TonightStars
B. LewisHurt Hurt Go AwayTalking Chairs
LedisiBeen Here IntroLost & Found
LedisiJoyLost & Found
Marsha AmbrosiusButterfliesLate Nights & Early Mornings
Marvin GayeAfter the DanceI Want You
Marvin GayeAfter the Dance InstrumentalI Want You
SylvesterYou Make Me Feel Mighty Real (Ralphie Rosario's Disco Revival Mix)Party Groove-Fireball

An Evening of Afrotainment playlist for 01/05/2013

Program name: 
An Evening of Afrotainment
Air date: 
01/05/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Fontella BassRescue MeRescued-The Best of Fontella Bass
Fontella BassWho You Gonna BlameFree
Fontella BassDon't Mess Up A Good ThingThe Very Best of Fontella Bass
Aretha Franklin/ Ray CharlesSpirit In the DarkQueen of Soul
Ray Charles/ Chaka KhanI'll Be Good to YouUltimate Hits Collection CD2
Glenn UndergroundNegro MusicDeep House
Stevie WonderDo Yourself A FavorWhere I'm Coming From
Meshell NdegeOcelloPlantation LullabiesPlantation Lullabies
Fontella Bass/ Cinematic OrchestraFamiliar GroundMa Fleur
Meshell NdegeOcelloBlack Is the Color of My True Love's HairPour Une Ame Souveraine
Fontella BassYou've Lost That Lovin' FeelingThe Very Best of Fontella Bass
Fontella BassTalking About FreedomFree
Fontella BassTravelin'Travelin'
Bobby McFerrinSistersBeyond Words
Kool & the GangStreet Corner SymphonyLight of the World
Fontella Bass/ Cinematic OrchestraAll That You Give (Herbert's Raving Mix)EP Remix
B. LewisThe World Is MineTalking Chairs
BambounouAlpha (Original Mix)Alpha EP
Mory KanteO-Issa (Remix)O-Issa
Fontella Bass/ Cinematic OrchestaEvolution II (Mr P Remix)Trip Hop Anthology
JhelisaFriendly Pressure (Sunship into the SunshineThe Sound of UK Garage
Fontella BassMandelaTravelin'
Fontella BassIn the GardenTravelin'
Sister Rosetta TharpeMy Journey to the SkyUp Above
Fontella Bass/ Cinematic OrechestraEvolutionEvery Day
Fontella Bass/ Cinematic OrechestraBreatheMa Fleur
Shara Nelson/ NuFrequencyGo That Deep (Charles Webster Remix)12 Inch
Fontella BassPreludeMa Fleur
Candi StatonHallelujah Anyway (Larse Vocal)EP
Glenn UndergroundStorm Raiders (Tribute to Larry Heard)Deep House
Thavius BeckYet and StillThru
Kerri ChandlerSo Let the Wind ComeThe Rhythm CD 2
Glenn UndergroundNegro CityThe Jerusalem EPs

 

 

 

The 1965 classic "Rescue Me" is widely regarded as the greatest record Aretha Franklin never made. The song in question was instead cut by singer Fontella Bass, who like Franklin channeled the power and passion of her gospel roots to create some of the finest music of soul's golden age. Born in St. Louis on July 3, 1940, Bass was the daughter of gospel vocalist Martha Bass, a longtime member of the renowned Clara Ward Singers. Her grandmother Navada Carter was also a professional gospel performer, and it was inevitable that Fontella follow suit, making her church choir debut at age five. Nevertheless, during the mid-'50s she rebelled against tradition, sneaking out of the house to sing secular R&B at local fairs and nightclubs. By 16, Bass was the house pianist at the St. Louis nightspot the Showbar, and in 1961 she joined local blues great Little Milton Campbell, later marrying the band's trumpeter, fledgling jazz titan Lester Bowie. Bass first earned notice for her vocal on Little Milton's 1962 hit "So Mean to Me," soon followed by her Bobbin label solo debut, "I Don't Hurt Anymore." But when Campbell and his pianist Oliver Sain parted ways, Bass exited along with Sain, who named her lead vocalist of his Oliver Sain Soul Revue. Her second single, the Ike Turner-produced "I Love the Man," followed on Turner's Prann label in 1963. Bass then cut "Poor Little Fool," a duet with Tina Turner issued on the Vesuvius imprint. And when she wasn't performing with Sain and his group, she moonlighted as a solo act, playing gigs across East St. Louis under the alias "Sabrina."

After the 1964 release of the Oliver Sain Soul Revue's debut effort, "Heavy Sugar," the pianist escorted Bass and singer Bobby McClure to Chicago, where he produced their duet, "Don't Mess Up a Good Thing," for Chess Records' Checker imprint. The single proved a Top Ten hit, and even after Bass left the group to mount a solo career, Sain remained a close collaborator. She relocated to Chicago in 1965 and late that same year scored the biggest hit of her career with her solo debut, "Rescue Me." A buoyant dance classic made memorable by Bass' impassioned, gritty vocal as well as the percolating bass of Chess session mainstay Louis Satterfield and Gene Barge's dynamic horn arrangement, the single topped the R&B charts for a month and crossed over to the pop Top Five. One of the biggest-selling records in Chess' storied history, "Rescue Me" remains an unqualified classic of the era and is a staple of oldies radio to this day, although many listeners now mistake the record as the work of Aretha Franklin, who ironically enough did not even enter the popular consciousness until two years later. Worse, Bass never received proper credit or financial remuneration for co-writing the song, and her subsequent battles with Chess execs earned her a reputation as a malcontent. The "Rescue Me" soundalike "Recovery" followed in early 1966, reaching the R&B Top 20, but Bass' run as a hitmaker proved frustratingly short, and after scoring a minor hit late that same year with "Sweet Lovin' Daddy," she never returned to the U.S. charts again.

With her career mired in neutral, Bass exited Checker in 1969 and with husband Bowie -- now a renowned avant-garde player best known for his work with the Art Ensemble of Chicago -- relocated to Paris. There she collaborated with the group on an LP, the acclaimed The Art Ensemble of Chicago with Fontella Bass, but otherwise focused on raising a family until returning to St. Louis in 1971, renewing ties with Oliver Sain and signing to the Shreveport, LA-based Paula label. The superb single "Who You Gonna Blame" anticipated the 1972 release of the Sain-produced Free, a remarkably soulful set that is by far the most memorable LP of Bass' career. Attention from radio and retail was negligible, however, and after subsequent singles including "Now That I've Found a Good Thing" and "It's Hard to Get Back In" flopped, she exited Paula in 1974, not resurfacing until three years later with the Epic single "Soon as I Touched Him." Apart from occasional guest appearances with the Art Ensemble of Chicago, she spent the remainder of the 1970s and most of the 1980s as a homemaker, confining her musical pursuits to her Baptist church choir, but in 1990 she teamed with her mother and brother David Peaston for a gospel LP, Promises: A Family Portrait of Faith. Bass continued her return to spiritual music with the 1995 Nonesuch release No Ways Tired, touring Europe regularly in the years leading up to the 2001 appearance of her follow-up outing, Travellin', a collaboration with the Voices of St. Louis gospel choir issued on the Canadian indie Justin Time.

Jason Ankeny, Rovi

An Evening of Afrotainment playlist for 12/29/2012

Program name: 
An Evening of Afrotainment
Air date: 
12/29/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
World Saxophone Quartet with Fontella BassSuffering with the BluesBreath of LifeNonesuch
Fontella BassTalking About FreedomFreePaula Records/Fuel 2000
Fontella BassRescue MeThe Best of Fontella BassChess
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Art Ensemble of Chicago with Fontella BassHow Strange/Ole JedThe Art Ensemble of Chicago with Fontella BassMusidisc (France)
Lester BowieFor Louie [Fontella Bass, words]All the Magic!ECM
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Rahsaan Roland KirkBright MomentsBright MomentsAtlantic/Rhino
David MurrayGétéCréoleJustin Time
Horace SilverThe Cape Verdean BluesThe Cape Verdean BluesBlue Note
Don CherryBrown RiceBrown RiceA&M Horizon
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Kenny GarrettBeyond the WallBeyond the WallNonesuch
David MurrayBlues for SavannahShakill's WarriorDIW/Columbia
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David MurrayMing's SambaMing's SambaCBS Portrait
Ricky FordLoxodonta AfricanaLoxodonta AfricanaNew World Records
Don Pullen & the African-Brazilian ConnectionThe Third House on the RightOde to Lifeblue note 1952
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Don Pullen & the African-Brazilian ConnectionListen to the People (Bonnie's Bossa Nova)Kele Mou BanaBlue Note
Joseph Jarman & Famoudou Don MoyeCalypso's SmileCalypso's SmileAECO Records
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Randy WestonCarnivalLive at the Montreux Jazz FestivalArista/Freedom
Yusef LateefTabooOther SoundsNew Jazz/OJC
Ari BrownRahsaan in the SerengetiVenusDelmark
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Arthur BlytheDown San Diego WayLennox Avenue BreakdownKoch Jazz
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Ethnic Heritage EnsembleFreedom Jazz DanceFreedom Jazz DanceDelmark

Celeste was away this week. Andy Hosch, rotating host of Africa O-Yé! subbed. We spent most of the first hour remembering the singer Fontella Bass, who passed away this week at the age of 72. The remaining two hours+ were filled with an eclectic mix of Afro-American jazz, much  of it with an African or Afro-Caribbean tinge.

Comments

Great Vibes!!!

Hey...I'm new to this city and region and happened to hear the show for the 1st time and really loved the tunes...Keep at it!!!

As a House music fan, can't wait to hear this Saturday's line up....

Say hi to Phil & Stacy from Chicago!!!

cheers!

pm

www.soulamytes.com

 

c

Celeste--I didn't get in. but this the best music on the rdio a NOW, thank you@   trina\

Great Music!

I also listened for the first time this past Saturday. I was searching the website afterwards to find the name of the song that played at 7:55pm.
Here I came back to search the following night and am I glad to have read this section first. No wonder I couldn't find it. In the meantime, I found some great music from your previous play lists and I'll be back.
Thank you!

Adiva's Celestial vibe-ology

Do I read posts, sARu
Submitted by Afrotainment on Sat, 06/21/2008 - 7:27pm.

Saru:
You must concede, for I do read-to capture listeners' thoughts, indeed.
Then I'll proceed; your soul to knead, and on my vibe, your ears will feed.
Your mind will heed, I'll plant the seed ....the phat-est beats for you I'll breed.

Pied piper lead: Adiva's creed "let not the light from us recede"...
In Afrotainment...to all things... what they need.
Celestially, Ms Adiva

I live in & operate on the principles of synchronicity & convergence.

Celeste (MsAdiva)

I dig the groove

Celeste,

I enjoy your spins very much. You have an ear for what's good and a mind that can bring it all together seamlessly. But please, can you post what you play each week? It would be a public service to your listeners and the artists you play.

Peace,

J.

Afrotainment

Jan 3, Sat eve 7:00p.m., my husband and I are enjoying your selections! Please tell what artists did "Amazing Grace" and the african song with the drums that followed. Gave us goosebumps! I want to buy some of this music.

Thanks, Penny and Dave

Playlists to be posted very sooooon!

Celeste (MsAdiva) Carey

J:
I will get them on; I've been promising far too long. KBOO's website has changed so much, but now we are ready for this next step.
I should have this past Saturday's done by the end of the week.
Thanks for listening!
Celeste
I live in & operate on the principles of synchronicity & convergence.

pinkmon on afropoetry

celeste (sp?) iwould call again ya know but i'm practicing another circuit kinda magic duggg way dug la poemetry in da beginning IAM POET in practice perhaps intern is more to pointe let me sort a short a quickie fer ye

celeste
attest girl ya'll attest
afroattainment is hottest
all away from 52ndst to way out west
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That was fantastic!

I was listening for the first time last Saturday and heard some stuff I really loved between 8 and 8:30. I was wondering if you could tell me what you played that half an hour.

Thanks!

 

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