Join me every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at 8 pm, to celebrate music that transcends genres and spoken word artists who will capture the heart, mind, spirit and soul!
Paula the Small will pick music to groove to, accompanied by spoken words that will move and inspire you!
If you or someone you know is a spoken word artist and would like to share spoken word on the air, please get in touch!
E-mail me at: kboopaula at gmail dot com.
Feel like sharing your thoughts about Paula's Picks, the musical journey or the spoken word artists? Please leave a comment!
And don't forget, please visit the links/websites of the artists, who were kind enough to contribute to making the journey that much easier.
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|Rory Block||Gone Woman Blues||Every Woman's Blues: The Best of the New Generation||Shanachie|
|The Staples Singers||We'll Get Over||We'll Get Over||Stax Records|
|Roberta Flack||Angelitos Negros||First Take||Atlantic Recording|
|Chaka Khan||To Sir with Love||Classikhan||AGU Music/Earthsong Records|
|Tina Turner||We Don't Need Another Hero||Simply the Best||Capitol Records|
|Queen Latifah||Winki's Theme||Black Reign||Motown Records|
|Judy Mowatt||Groovin'||Look at Love||Shanachie|
|SWV||Right Here (Original Radio Edit w/Rap)||Right Here||BMG Music|
|Patti Labelle||I Keep Forgetting||Classic Moments||Def Soul Classics|
|Hortense Ellis||Wooden Heart|
|Jessie Márquez & Mike Denny||Realidad y Fantasía||Get the Feeling||Independent||www.jessiemarquez.com|
|The Gaylettes||Son of a Preacher Man|
|Randy Crawford||Street Life||Best of Randy Crawford||Warner Bros|
|Diana Ross||Upside Down||Diana||Motown|
|Gossip||Listen Up!||Standing in the Way of Control||Independent||www.gossipyouth.com|
|Evelyn "Champagne" King||Love Come Down||Love Come Down: The Best of Evelyn "Champagne" King||BMG Music|
|Sister Sledge||We Are Family||The Best of Sister Sledge||Rhino Records|
|Rita Marley||Who Feels It Knows It||Rita Marley Sings Bob Marley ... and Friends||Shanachie|
|I am Jen||Broken in All the Right Places||Broken EP||Independent||www.iamjen.com|
|Toshi Reagon||Didn't I Tell You||Have You Heard||Black Elephant Music||www.toshireagon.com|
|Tina & the B-Side Movement||Matter of Time||Salvation||Elektra Entertainment|
|Pat Benatar||Love Is a Battlefield||Best Shots||Chrysalis Records|
|Cesaria Evora feat. Bonnie Raitt||Crepuscular Solidão||São Vicente||Windham Hill Records/BMG|
|Lauryn Hill||Intro||The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill||Ruffhouse Records|
|Lauryn Hill||Everything Is Everything||The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill||Ruffhouse Records|
Today is "International Women's Day" and KBOO dedicated an entire day's programming to the celebration of women here, there and EVERYWHERE!
Tonight's episode of "Paula's Picks" is dedicated to continuing that celebration!
Tune into "Paula's Picks" the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month at 8 pm!
Please see the "Picklist" for the artists and songs played tonight. Below is more information about the independent artists played.
|Eagle-Eye Cherry||Save Tonight|
|I Am Jen||What It Means (To Be Human)||I Am Jen||Independent|
|Ella Fitzgerald & the Ink Spots||That's the Way It Is||Ella Fitzgerald 1945 - 1947||Classics Records|
|Etta James||At Last||The Best of Etta James||MCA Records|
|Jazz Jamaica All Stars||My Boy Lollipop||Massive||Dune Records|
|Screamin' Jay Hawkins with Tonio||I Put a Spell on You (Dance Version)||Black Magic for White People||Rhino Records|
|Sly & the Family Stone||Hot Fun in the Summertime||The Essential Sly & the Family Stone||Epic Records||www.slystonemusic.com|
|Emeline Michel||La Karidad||Rasin Kreyol||Times Square Records|
|Dennis Brown||Africa (We Want to Go)|
|Eddy Grant||Electric Avenue|
|The Ethiopians||Ethiopians National Anthem||Slave Call||Heart Beat|
|Todd Rundgren||We Gotta Get You a Woman||Runt||Bearsville Records|
|REM||Orange Crush||The Best of REM: In Time 1988 - 2003||Warner Bros|
|Miriam Makeba||Pata Pata||Reflections||Heads Up|
|Baaba Maal||Soukou Nayo (Yard Mix)||Souka Nayo (I Will Follow You)||Blue Mountain Music|
|Michel Martelly||Carnaval '95||Vaval vol. 2||Déclie|
|Marlou||Jouvert Jam||Café Caribbean||Union Square Music|
Tonight's show was full of thought-provoking words and music! I hope you enjoyed the journey!
There was a special edition of the spoken word "open mic" segment featuring some of the wonderful contributors to the Kicked Out Anthology, as well as an interview with editor & visionary, Sassafras Lowery.
Sabine Tigerlily Vasco
Philip J. Reeves
kay ulanday barrett
I highly recommend picking up a copy of the Anthology for you and a friend. Pick up a copy and drop it off at your local youth community centre/shelter/space. The Kicked Out Anthology was printed by Homofactus Press. You can also find the Kicked Out Anthology on Facebook.
**Note: the audio of the extended interviews with all three contributors, as well as audio of the live interview with Sassafras Lowery, will be available soon. Please check this space to download the inspirational audio and hear the writers share their thoughts about the Anthology, their stories and their hopes!**
|Marlène Dorcéna||Panama||Caribbean Playground||Putamayo World Music||www.putamayokids.com|
|Emeline Michel||La Karidad||Rasin Kreyol||Times Square Records||www.emeline-michel.com|
|Burning Spear||Not Stupid||Planète Caraïbe||Virgin S.A. France|
|Pamberi Steel Orchestra||Soca Dance||Café Caribbean||Union Square Music||www.unionsquaremusic.co.uk|
|Masters of Haiti||Ti Chans (Pou Ayiti)||The Rough Guide to the Music of Haiti||World Music Network||www.worldmusic.net|
|Boukman Esperyans||Sevelen/Sukiyaki||Planète Caraïbe||Virgin S.A. France|
|Michel Martelly with Haïti Twoubadou||Pa Manyen Fanm Nan||Putamayo Presents French Caribbean||Putamayo World Music||www.putamayo.com|
|Ti-Coca||Twa Fey||Musiques Paysannes D'Haiti||Buda Records|
|Malavoi||Cinello||Danses Créoles||Compilation Déclic Communication|
|Armal's Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Orchestra||90% of Me Is You||Calypsoul 70||Strut Records|
|Various||Vapeur||Caribbean Revels: Haitian Rara & Dominican Gaga||Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings|
|Various||Nyabingi: Medley||Drums of Defiance: Maroon Music from the Earliest Free Black Communities of Jamaica||Smithsonian/Folkways|
|Third World||Black Gold & Green||Black Gold Green||Shanachie|
|The Jolly Boys||Babadiya (Miss a Ram Goat)||Beer Joint & Tailoring||First Warning Records|
|Morgan Heritage||What We Need Is Love||More Teachings ...||VP Records||www.morganheritagefamily.com|
|Orchestre Tropicana||Haiti, Perle Des Antilles||The Rought Guide to the Music of Haiti||World Music Network|
|Nat King Cole feat. Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley & Stephen Marley||Calypso Blues||Re: Generations Advances||Capitol Records|
Today, as part of KBOO's Haiti Relief Fun(d)raiser, Paula's Picks showcases music and artists by and for Haiti. Check the Pick List for the artists and songs I played for you this evening!
As always, thank you for your support and listenership. A big THANK YOU for those of you who called to support our brothers & sisters in Haiti. Thank you for those who listen to KBOO's non-commercial news, views and music each & every day!
Without you, there is no me. Without me, there is no we.
We all are ONE!
Spoken Word Artist: Will Brown "The Inconvenience of Haiti" - Will hosts the Cloudy Day Podcast - a poetry podcast for your ears, soul and life!
|Diana Ross||Friend to Friend||Diana||Motown|
|Louis Armstrong||Black and Blue||Louis Armstrong 1946-1947||Classics Records|
|Fugees||No Woman, No Cry||Refugee Camp Bootleg Versions||Sony Music Entertainment|
|The Brand New Heavies||Midnight at the Oasis|
|Floetry||Waiting in Vain|
|Corona||The Rhythm of the Night|
|Randy Crawford||Street Life||Best of Randy Crawford||Warner Bros Records|
|De La Soul||All Good?||Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump||Tommy Boy Music|
|Speech||Redemption Song||Hoopla||TVT Records|
|Oumou Sangare||Tièbaw||Worotan||World Circuit/Nonesuch|
|Miriam Makeba & Leleti Khumalo||Thank You Mama||Sarafina! The Sound Of Freedom: Music From The Motion Picture||Qwest/WEA|
|I Am Jen||What It Means (to be Human)||The Broken EP||Independent||www.iamjen.com|
|Anita O'Day||Memories of You||Anita O'Day 1945 - 1950||Classics Records|
|Louis Armstrong||Black and Blue||Louis Armstrong 1946 - 1947||Classics Records|
|Lena Horne||I've Got the World on a String||An Evening with Lena Horne||Capitol Records|
|Booker T. & the MGs||Mrs. Robinson||The Very Best of Booker T. & the MGs||Rhino Records|
|Mbongeni Ngema||Lizobuya||Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony||Ato Records|
|Speech feat. Eshe & Rasa Don||Cruisin' in My Super Beetle||Spiritual People||Reincarnate Records||www.speech-vagabond.com|
|Screamin' Jay Hawkins with Tonio||I Put a Spell on You||Black Music for White People||Rhino Records|
|Check in the Dark||Might Be Crazy||Check in the Dark||Independent||www.checkinthedarkmusic.com|
|Tree Top Tribe||Charlie's Hideout||The Blackberry Jam Sessions||Independent||www.myspace.com|
|B.I.T. aka Techno Todd||I'm Dreamin||B.I.T. aka Techno Todd||Independent|
|Solomon Burke and Little Richard||Everybody's Got a Game||The Definition of Soul||Virgin Records|
|Dennis Brown||Africa (We Want to Go)||Crown Prince of Reggae - The Best of Dennis Brown||Trojan Records|
|Byron Lee & the Dragonaires||Dancehall Soca||The Essential||VP Records|
|Billie Holiday||Summertime (Organica Remix)||Billie Holiday Remixed & Reimagined|
Here is the "Pick List" for Paula's Picks, which aired on Thursday, February 4th! There were local musical selections and local spoken word artists to hear, as well as tunes & words from around the globe!
You'll also find information about the local artists (musical and spoken word) as available.
Thanks for listening and be sure to find "Paula's Picks" on Facebook & Twitter, for information about the show.
If you or someone you know is a spoken word artist or independent musical artist, please get in touch! E-mail kboopaula at gmail dot com for submission guidelines.
Be sure to tune in to the next "Paula's Picks" on Thursday, February 18th at 8 pm!
Support independent arts and artists!
Spoken Word Artists:
Mike Aspros - "Daylight Savings"
- Mike Aspros is always wandering, looking, skirting the boundary line passing a “No Trespassing” sign.
He may be reached firstname.lastname@example.org
Paste Tree - "San Franzilla" - www.myspace.com/jessusandsiddhartha
Bunmi Hazzan - "Being My Friend" - http://www.bunmihazzan.com/
Emmett Wheatfall - "Black Rose, Black Rose" - When I Was Young
Gil Scott-Heron - "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" - Our Souls Have Grown Deep Like the Rivers
Linton Kwesi Johnson - "Reality Poem" - Forces of Victory
Independent Musical Artists:
Check in the Dark - http://www.checkinthedarkmusic.com
- Check in the Dark are about to release another CD. Be sure to check out their website for more info.!
Tree Top Tribe - http://www.myspace.com/treetoptribe - New CD released! Check site for more info.!
- Tree Top Tribe will be performing on Saturday, February 13th at 6 pm at Mississippi Pizza, located at 3552 N Mississippi Avenue in Portland.
B.I.T. aka Techno Todd - http://www.myspace.com/champlook
Marillion - http://www.marillion.com/racket/ - A sampler CD is available. Check the website for more info.
Also on Friday, February 5th at 6 pm, the Society for Haitian Arts & Culture, otherwise known as SHAC, will be hosting a Haiti Relief Benefit Concert. The event will be at IRCO, located at 10301 NE Glisan Street in Portland.
For more information on this concert or to support SHAC, please contact Judith Gelin - (503) 257-1014, Martine Coblentz - (503) 944-9821 or visit the SHAC website: http://www.shacnorthwest.org .
|Diana Ross||My Old Piano||Diana||Motown|
|Lionel Richie||Dancing on the Ceiling||Dancing on the Ceiling||Motown|
|Smokey Robinson||Baby That's Backatcha||The Ultimate Collection||Motown|
|PM Dawn||Paper Doll||Of the Heart, Of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience||Island Records|
|Otis Redding||Change Gonna Come||Otis Redding Sings Soul||Rhino Records|
|Wyclef Jean||Jean Dominique Intro||Welcome to Haiti Creole 101||Sak Pasé Records|
|Wyclef Jean feat. Earth, Wind & Fire and The Product G & B||Runaway||The Eclectic||Sony Music|
|Outkast||Ghetto Musick||The Love Below/Speakerboxxx||Arista|
|Jamiroquai||Virtual Insanity||Travelling Without Moving||Sony Music|
|Speech||Redemption Song||Hoopla||TVT Records|
|Baaba Maal||Sengaale Ngummee||Missing You (Mi Yeewnii)||Palm Pictures|
|Mutabaruka||Great Queens of Afrika||Blakk Wi Blak...k...k||Shanachie|
|Judy Mowatt||Warrior Queen||Look at Love||Shanachie|
|Dizzy Gillespie||Trinidad, Hello||Jambo Caribe||Verve|
|Ella Fitzgerald & the Ink Spots||That's the Way It Is||Ella Fitzgerald 1945 - 1947|
|The Shirelles||Mama Said||Anthology 1959 - 1964||Rhino Records|
|Cast of "Rent" with Stevie Wonder||Seasons of Love||Original Broadway Cast Recording of "Rent"||DreamWorks Records|
|DJ Darkan||Davlyn||Ways of the Aurora||Independent||www.djdarkan.com|
|Billie Holiday||Pennies from Heaven (Count de Money Remix)||Billie Holiday Remixed & Reimagined||Sony BMG|
Lookin' for Paula's Picks? Look no further! Be sure to tune to KBOO (kboo.fm, 90.7 FM Portland, 91.9 FM Hood River, 100.7 FM Albany & Corvallis), every 1st and 3rd Thursday at 8 pm.
Check out the playlist below to see the tunes we grooved to tonight!
For more information on the spoken word artists you heard, please click their links where available.
- Jacob Sam-LaRose is a Renaissance man, creatively weaving spoken word and visual art as a poet & photographer.
-Will Brown is the creator and host of Cloudy Day Art, a poetry podcast that was ahead of its time. For the new year, Will created PoetTech, a podcast dedicated to blending the poetry world with technology.
- Peter "Achilles" Kallon is creative to the Nth power! He's a host of spoken word events including Shangwe in London.
- Will Redwood is a graphic artist, poet, author and illustrator here in Portland. Support local artists!
- Richard M. Johnson is a screenwriter, playwright and poet. He has told stories all his life, and most of the time his parents never caught him.
- Beverly Mickins is an actor, writer, storyteller and singer. As the creator and founder of StorySalon, she has written and performed her successful one-woman show The Driving Piece and started the popular Atomic Lounge series where she combines singing and storytelling.
I also featured a great mix of beats that transcended genre courtesy of DJ Darkan.
DARKAN is a TECHNO producer and DJ based in Los Angeles. He has several upcoming releases as a signed artist on Avioground Records available on (beatport/iTunes/djdownload/
Thanks for listening and supporting community radio! Hope you'll listen up on Thursday, February 4th at 8 pm for more of Paula's Picks!
|Bob Marley||Soul Rebel||Pegasus|
|Youssou N'Dour feat. Neneh Cherry||7 Seconds||The Guide (Wommat)||Sony Music|
|Otis Redding||Try a Little Tenderness||Rhino Records|
|Al Green & Annie Lennox||Put a Little Love in Your Heart|
|PM Dawn||Paper Doll|
|Jackson 5||I Wanna Be Where You Are|
|Anita Baker||You Belong to Me|
|Jazz Jamaica All Stars||Walk on By||Dune Records|
|Ray Charles||Eleanor Rigby|
|Allison Crowe||Choose to Be||Independent|
|Sly & the Family Stone||Stand|
|Capleton, Stephen & Damien Marley||It Is Written|
|Billy Preston||Blackbird||Ultimate Collection||Hip-O Records|
|Marvin Gaye||Inner City Blues||Legend, Live & Forever||Art Records|
|Kylie Auldist||I Don't Wanna Stop|
|Wyclef Jean||New Day||Life (Soundtrack)|
This is the playlist for the debut of "Paula's Picks".
Here are the links for the spoken word artists as available:
- Cicely Rodgers "Educational Anxiety"
- Niall O'Sullivan "Prologue"
- Jacob Sam-LaRose "Manifesto"
- Oscar Brown, Jr. "I Apologise"
- Odetta & Ruby Dee "When I Was a Young Girl" (song) & "Daughter" (poem)
- Michael Guinn "They Speak"
Thanks for the support & for tuning in! Catch me on the air again on Thursday, January 21st at 8 pm!
~Paula the Small