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

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 12/08/11

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Thu, 12/08/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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dissecting 'good hair'- the film

as the conversation on hair is continuous for us at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!'; this week, we wanted to take the time to focus on the concept of 'good hair'- namely, the film.  amidst all of the positive reviews for the film, we wanted to see for ourselves how effective the message was in discussing the socio-political issues and connections regarding the so-called 'black hair industry'. 

overall, 'good hair' is healthy hair; is this something the film conveyed, or did it perpetuate notions of corporatism/colonialism?

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 11/24/11

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Thu, 11/24/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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THANKFUL FOR THE FUNK!!!

we at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' are going to continue the vibe of the 'thanksgiving day soul fest' presented by shaheed and jay jay (from 12-8), by bringing a bunch of the funk!!! 

we don't always get to revel in the funk; so we like to get a chance to do so at least once a year.  it will be a treat for you, as much as it will be for us!  we'll be giving you the straight traditional funk (stanky, nasty, underarm odor funk!), as well as some funky gems in the realm of rock, jazz, boogaloo, and then some!!! 

remain connected, and thankful for the funk!!!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 11/10/11

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Thu, 11/10/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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honoring OUR HEALTH, and HEAVY D!!!

we at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' like to return towards discussion of the health of our communities once in a while...  with the high-profile verdict of the conrad murray trial- for those who are not aware, murray was charged with involuntary manslaughter in relation to the murder of our teacher michael- we felt it was a perfect time to return to this discussion.  since what we are seeing is beyond murray OR michael; we are curious to know if there will ever be a point where true justice will be served- that we return to WHOLISTIC ways of taking care of ourselves, and each other, as opposed to dependence on commercial/non-traditional pharmaceuticals and 'medicines'? 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 10/13/11

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Thu, 10/13/2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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CHAKA KHAN!!!

chaka khan...  chaka khan...  the name is reminiscent of experiences which reject boundaries, and welcome pride!!!  for this fall membership drive, we will be honoring one of the most recognizable voices on earth; the one who has maintained the spirit of chaka adunne aduffe hodarhi karifi- the name given to her by an elder (while she was a panther)- taking a journey from her days with rufus, right up to her forays into jazz, pop, rock and some in-betweens...  as with the 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' tradition, we will be playing the hidden gems, album cuts, live performances...  and a little bit of chaka on the drums!!!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 09/22/11

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Thu, 09/22/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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dealing with loss, in positive ways...

loss... it encompasses so many things. the older we get, we notice that many of our friends and loved ones are transcending at more frequent rates. this is the sort of loss we tend to focus on. on a larger scale, through governmental policy more and more of us are beginning to acknowledge the loss of basic rights as well. with that, comes the devaluing of life of all forms.

what exactly are we doing to PROTECT AND PROMOTE LIFE? how are we engaging in the communities which already exist? when we lose our loved ones, do we simultaneously recognize what we have gained from their time with us? what are ways we can look at loss positively, despite many forces working against us?

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 09/08/11

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Thu, 09/08/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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david ornette cherry and the 'jazz idiom'

we will be flipping the script and speaking with a favourite of paula the small (of 'paula's picks')- david ornette cherry!  paula's emphasis on art and culture is a nice balance to our focus on the sociopolitical side of things.  with that, we are looking forward to looking at this full spectrum of mr. cherry, regarding his art.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 08/25/11

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Thu, 08/25/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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the socio-political significance of michael jackson

most people who listen to or know us are aware that for us, michael jackson is represented as a teacher and significant socio-political figure.  in the second year of his transcendence, we still continue to honor him in this way, despite how lonely or frustrating the road increasingly becomes. 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 08/11/11

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Thu, 08/11/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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j.r. valrey

the people of world are speaking right now, in terms of their dis-satisfaction with their governments' actions of injustice; regarding spending cuts to provisions, police terrorism, and ever-increasing militarism.  now is the time we are faced with the all-important question:  what do we stand for?  if we claim it is justice, in what ways are we contributing to this?  how much are we willing to risk the (physical and non-physical) characteristics of comfort in order to get there?

is comfort an illusion?

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 07/28/11

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Thu, 07/28/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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black people and bicycles!!!

we haven't been feeling all too well emotionally as of late so we were advised to spend this time honoring things which make us happy...  so tonight on 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' we will be playing music which makes us happy, as well as discussing bicycles! 

tonight, michael tetteh will be with us...  michael is the:

-outgoing director of shop operations for the community cycling center bicycle shop

-current project manager of the village market in new columbia

-executive director of the newly formed 'major taylor cycling club' of portland (MTCCP)

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 07/14/11

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Thu, 07/14/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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honoring alphonso 'fonce' mizell...

yet again, we lost a shining spirit in our artistic world- mr. alphonso 'fonce' mizell...  you may know him as the writer/producer of many hits at blue note records (associated with everyone from bobbi humphrey to donald byrd)...  you may also be familiar with his works as one of the members of 'the corporation' (who wrote those ubiquitous jackson 5 tracks, such as 'the love you save')- but you may not know who mr. mizell is. 

Audio

a conversation with andy allo!!!

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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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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

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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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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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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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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
 
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a conversation with nubia sutton...

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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 05/07/2009

Air date: 
05/07/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
STEVIE WONDERdo i domusiquariumtamla
tom brownefunkin' for jamaica (n.y.)love approacharista/GRP
taana gardnerheartbeat (inst. loop)12"west end
gwen guthriepadlock7"garage
BB&Q bandon the beat7"capitol
vanity 6nasty girl (drum intro)vanity 6warner bros.
janet jacksoncontrolcontrolA&M
rebbie jacksoncentipede12"columbia
michael jacksonwanna be startin' somethin' (end)thrillerepic
vesta williamsdon't blow a good thingvestaA&M
sweet ggames people play12"the fever
pieces of a dreammt. airy groovewe are oneelektra
rainy davissweetheartsweetheartcolumbia
sherrickjust callsherrickwarner bros.
paul lawrencestrung out (edit)12"capitol
sharon browni specialize in love12"profile/virgin
status IVyou ain't really down12"radar
kid sevilledo you have a car7"salsoul
STEVIE WONDERall i dohotter than julytamla
cameocandyword up!atlanta artists

it was an 80s party for the spring membership drive!!!  thanks for becoming a member, and if you're not a member, you should support community radio!!!  thanks...

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 04/30/2009

Air date: 
04/30/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
STEVIE WONDERthey won't go when i gofulfillingness' first finaletamla
the pointer sistersyes we can canthe pointer sistersblue thumb
jimmy mc griffthe birdgroove greasegroove merchant
gil scott-heronwhen you are who you arepieces of a manflying dutchman
bobby womackfire and raincommunicationunited artists
dianne reevesninequiet after the stormblue note
nikki giovanniego triptruth is on its wayright-on
liv warfieldsophisticated sistaembrace meB&M
ESGerase youa south bronx storyuniversal sound
john legendplease don't let me be misunderstoodsolo sessions vol. 1: live at the knitting factory
the voices of east harlemjust got to be myselfcan you feel itjust sunshine
mos defumi saysblack on both sidesrawkus
india ariethere's hopetestimony: vol.1, life & relationshipsmotown
aloe blacci'm beautifulshine throughstones throw

all this month we have been exploring aspects of mental and emotional healing and ways to cope in this world...  tonight we focused on the suicides of carl joseph walker hoover and jaheem harrera, two 11 year olds who were taunted and assaulted to the point where they felt they needed to take their own lives... 

we explored the idea of social perceptions in relation to peer-to-peer abuse (and how these perceptions contribute to the perpetuation of the cycle of violence); how the school system may or may not be intervening in ways which assist children being abused by their peers and/or adults; and, how communities can connect and heal in these situations. 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 04/23/2009

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04/23/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
STEVIE WONDERall in love is fairinnervisionstamla
boba fettucinifriends (from fat albert)fat albert breaksmon mothma recordings
roberta flacklove is the healingblue lights in the basementatlantic
whitney houstonthe greatest love of allwhitney houstonarista
kool & the gangsunshine and lovespirit of the boogiede-lite
randy crawfordthe glow of lovenaked and trueWEA
teddy pendergrasslove TKOfrom teddy, with loverazor & tie
phyllis hymanlove too good to lastcan't we fall in love againarista
donny hathawaytake a love songdonny hathawayatco
marvin gayegod is love (orig. single version)what's going ontamla
cheryl pepsii rileythanks for my childm, myself and icolumbia
intrudersi'll always love my mamasave the childrenphiladelphia international
spinnersjust as long as we have lovepick of the litteratlantic
fontella bassleave it in the hands of lovethe very best of fontella basschess
william bellformula of lovecomplete stax/volt singles 1959-1968atlantic
act onegoodbye love (we're through)the soul of spring volume 2kent soul
michael jacksonyou've got a friendgot to be theremotown

this show is about the varying types of love, and how they impact our society...

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 04/16/2009

Air date: 
04/16/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
STEVIE WONDERi wishsongs in the key of lifetamla
gil scott-heron and brian jacksonit's your worldit's your worldarista
who'll pay reparations on my soulsmall talk at 125th and lenoxflying dutchman
legend in his own mindreal eyesarista
gil scott-heron and brian jacksonracetrack in francebridgesarista
home is where the hatred ispieces of a manflying dutchman
gil scott-heron and brian jacksonthe bottlewinter in americastrata-east
gil scott-heron and brian jacksonofferingthe first minute of a new dayarista
don't give upspiritsTVT
gil scott-heron and brian jacksonthe summer of '42from south africa to south carolinaarista
the klanreal eyesarista
save the childrenthe revolution will not be televisedbluebird
bicentenial bluesit's your worldarista
gunreflectionsarista
gil scott-heron and brian jacksonwestern sunrisethe first minute of a new dayarista
gil scott-heron and brian jacksonmust be somethingit's your worldarista
lady day and john coltranepieces of a manflying dutchman

we celebrated the life of gil scott-heron, who was born on the first of april...  we did not get to do it earlier in the month, so why not now!!!

also, we spoke about the possible issues surrounding the 'cybersecurity act of 2009, introduced on the first of april of this year.

names under the playlist will mostly be blank 9unless noted otherwise), since most of the songs were by mr. gil scott-heron!!!

happy born day, gil!!!

 

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.

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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