Friday, December 25, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Track list for The Other Black Music


1)The Lyman Woodard Organization
"Creative Musicians"
from the LP "Creative Musicians"
Perfect Toy

2)The Outlaw Gang
"Fast Funky Bump"
from the CD "Florida Funk"

3)Al Green
"You Say"
from the LP "Gets Next To You"

4)Southside Movement
"Mississippi Cutback"
from the LP "Movin'"

5)Ohio Players
from the LP "Pain"

6)The CB's (new)
from the CD single "Misdemeanour"
Jam City

7)Sista Fab & Sil Matadin (new)
from the CD "single"

8)Fort Knox Five / The Empresarios (new)
"Sabor Tropical"
from the CD "The New Gold Standard 2"
Fort Knox Recordings

9)Rockin' Dopsie
"Louisiana Two Step"
from the CD "In New Orleans"

10)Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers (new)
"Got My Mind Gone"
from the CD "Up In Flames"
Sound Of New Orleans

11)Sunnyland Slim
"Brown Skin Woman"
from the CD "The Walking Cycloon"
A.P. Zircoin

12)Julia Lee
"If It's Good"
from the CD "Hip Shakin' Mamas
A.P. Zircoin

13)Lee Dorsey
"Who's Gonna Help A Brother Further"
from the CD "New Orleans Funk"
Soul Jazz Records

14)Tyrone Ashley Funky Music Machine
"Gotta Clean Up The World Pt1"
from the CD "Let Me Be Your Man"

15)Lijadu Sisters
"Life's Gone Down Low"
from the LP "Danger"

16)Fat Freddy's Drop (new)
from the CD "Hope For A Generation"
The Drop

17)Sandra Cross (new)
"What About Me"
from the CD "Now"
Joe Frasier Records

18)Lutan Fyah (new)
"The Motherland Calling"
from the CD "The King's Son"
In The Streetz Records

19)Big Youth
"Screaming Target"
from the CD "Screaming Target"
Negusa Negast

from the CD "Presents Arms"

21)Dave Barker
"Funkey Funkey Reggay"
from the CD "Moon Walk Reggay"
Charly Records

22)Dave Barker & The Granadians (New)
from the single
Liquidator Records

23)Cannonball Adderley
"Snakin' The Grass"
from the CD "Inside Straight"

24)Mongo Santamaria
"Funk Up"
from the CD "Latin Basslines, Breakbeats and Boogaloo"

25)Nat Adderley
"K. High"
from the LP "Don't Look Back"

26)Swamp Dogg
"Total Destrution To Your Mind"
from the CD "Total Destrution To Your Mind"

27)Sly & The Family Stone
"Que Sera, Sera"
from the CD "Greatest Hits"

Track list for The Motherland Influence Dec. 13, 2009


1)Mose Fan Fan & Somo-Somo (DRCongo)
"Hello Hello" this program's theme song
from the CD "Hello Hello
Stern's Africa

2)Toto Guillaume (Cameroon)
"Se To Mpesa Mongo"
from the CD "Golden Collection Vol. 2"
Tropical Rythms/TN Productions

3)The Twinkle Stars (Surinam)
"Bassie Tongo"
from the CD "Songs from Surinam 2"

4)Ry-Co Jazz (Congo) new!
"Blue Sugar"
from the CD "Bon Voyage!!"
RetroAfric/Stern's Africa

5)Gilzene & The Blue Light Mento Band (Jamaica) new!
"Hill & Gully"
from the CD "Sweet Sweet Jamaica"
Nueva Onda/World Village

6)Carlos Lamartine (Angola)
"Damba Maria"
from the CD "Memorias"

7)El Brujo Y Su Timba (Colombia)
from the CD "Musica Del Viejo Choco"
Guana Records

8)Joaquin Diaz (Dominican Rep.)
"Palo Bonito"
from the CD "Ola"
cinq planètes

9)Arrow (Barbados)
"Hot, Hot, Hot"
from the CD "The Best Of Arrow"
Red Bullet

10)Juan Formel & Los Van Van (Cuba)
"A Ver Que Sale"
from the CD "Calypsoul 70"

11)King Sunny Ade (Nigeria)
"Synchro System"
from the CD "The Shrine Afrobeat"

12)Afrozen Orchestra (France) new!
"Future Afrobeat"
from the CD "Future Afrobeat"

13)Ralph Weeks with The Telecasters (Panama) new!
from the CD "Panama! 3"
Sound Way

14)Western Diamonds (Ghana)
"Won Gyae"
from the CD "Diamonds Forever"
Westline Connection

15)Afrigo Band (Uganda)
"Ffena Tusobola"
from the CD "Obuganda Abwetisse"
ACP Records

16)John Monga with Les Mangelepa (Kenya) new!
from the CD "Vituko"
Sound Africa

17)Tshala Muana (DRCongo) new!
from the CD "Sikila feat. MEJE 30"
Wedoo Music

18)Jocelyne Beroard (Antilles)
from the CD "Milans"
Sony Music

19)Bio Ritmo (USA)
"Dima Vida"
from the CD "Bionico"

20)Bio Ritmo (USA)
"El Piraguero"
from the CD "Que Siga La Musica"

21)Bio Ritmo (USA)
from the CD "Bio Ritmo"
Bio Ritmo

22)Miramar (USA)
"Di Carazon"
from the CD "Miramar"

23)Os Magrelos (USA)
"One Note"
from the CD "Demo"

24)Unity Reggae Band (USA)
"Who We Are Dub"

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fundraiser premium update.

Great response for the WRIR 97.3 FM fundraiser. CD premiums are going fast. There are some changes to the list of CD's for The Other Black Music & The Motherland Influence. We still have (2) Puerto Plata - Casita De Campo Available for a $40 donation. (1) Sarazano - Ya Foy Available for a $40 donation. (1) Nigeria 70: Lagos Jump. Various artist. 2 CD set. Available for a $75 donation (1) Franco & Le TPOK Jazz - Francophonic Vol. 2 (2 CD Set) Available for a $75 donation. Also the Hip-Hop CD's and a world music super pack for the highest Donation from 3-9pm.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

It's fundraising time at your volunteer run community radio station

It's our fall fundraiser and we need your help to keep improving WRIR. Your donations helped us build the live studio where we can broadcast artist local and national. You will hear some of them during the next week. We also have a better internet broadcast.

Check out WRIR.ORG to see the premiums we have to offer for your donation. The Other Black Music & The Motherland Influence will have CD's for you as well. Tune in Sun. Oct. 18th 3-7pm EST.

Above - Franco & Le TPOK Jazz - Francophonic Vol. 2 (2 CD Set) Available for a $75 donation.

Nigeria 70: Lagos Jump. Various artist. 2 CD set. Available for a $75 donation

Black Rio 2 - Various artist. Available for a $40 donation.

Sarazano - Ya Foy Available for a $40 donation.

The Knux - Remind Me In 3 Days Available for a $40 donation.

Puerto Plata - Casita De Campo Available for a $40 donation.

Marico Local - Says "Don Day Don Dree Don Don Available for a $40 Donation.

Big Pun - The Legacy - CD / DVD Available for a $75 donation.

Roots Manuva - Slime And Reason Available for a $40 donation.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Track list for The Motherland Influence Sept. 13, 2009


Mose Fan Fan (D.R. Congo)
"Hello Hello"
from the CD "Hello Hello"
Stern's Africa

2)Jorge Meza Y Su Tropi (Colombia)
"La Iquana Cambio De Palo"
from the CD "Colombia: Ahora Vengo Yo"
Cabo Music Inc.

3)Los 4 Del Son (Cuba)
"Amor De Turista"
from the CD "Amor De Turista"
Cabo Music Inc.

4)Papo Pepin (USA)
from the CD "Al Natural"
Cabo Music Inc.

5)Latin Soul Syndicate (USA)
"Mambo Mambo"
from the CD "Chicano Connection"
Lovecat Music

6)Calle Real (Colombia)
"Somos Familia"
from the CD "Me Lo Gane"
Termidor Music

7)Laba Sosseh (Senegal)
from the LP "Roberto Torres Presenta A...Laba Sosseh"
SAR Productions

8)ZAO (Congo)
from the CD "Renaissance"

9)Banda Maravilha (Angola)
"Sr. Policia"
from the CD "Zungueira"
Ruben Producoes

10)Zeca Do Trombone & Roberta Sax (Brazil)
"Coluna Do Melo"
from the CD "Black Rio 2: Original Samba Soul"

11)Ary (Angola)
"Teu Grande Amor"
from the CD "Sem Substituicoes"

12)Michele Henderson (Dominican Republic)
"Mwen Aime Ou"
from the CD "Mwen Inme'w"
Dominica Music

13)US Navy Steel Band (USA)
"Cha Cha King"
from the CD "Blowin' In The Wind"

14)Ronald Rubinel (Antilles)
"Haitien Antillais"
from the CD "Les Stars du Compass Vol. 2"
Kreyol Music Inc

15)Bob Marley (Jamaica)
"Soul Rebel"
from the CD "Reggae Got Soul"
MBop Direct

16)Jaqee (Uganda/Sweden)
"Kokoo Girl"
from the CD "Kokoo Girl"

17)Toots & The Maytals (Jamaica)
"Love So Strong"
from the CD "Light Your Light"

18)Soothsayers (UK)
from the CD "One More Reason"
Red Earth

19)Donovan Carless
"Be Thankful"
from the CD "Impact"

20)The Congos
"At The Feast"
from the CD "Singerman"

21)Marechal Papillon (Cameroon)
"Nguigna Po"
from the CD "Porc-Epic"
Sakissa Production Music

22)Emma Vuiti & Mea Culpa Musica (DRCongo)
"Sophie Dimba"
from the CD "Emma Vuiti Dit Le Kid"
Creon Music

23)Pierre Avohou & Le T.P. Poly-Rythmo (Benin)
"Zoun Ma Ve Se Ou"
from the LP "L'International Avohou Pierre et Le T.P. Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou"

24)Le Simandou De Beyla (Guinea)
from the LP "La Confiance"
Ets. Syliphone

25)Orchestre Regional De Sikasso (Mali)
from the CD "African Pearls: Mali 70 Electric Mali"
Syllart Productions

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Other Black Music Sept. 5, 2009


1)The Lyman Woodard Organization
"Creative Musicians"
from the LP "Creative Musician"
Perfect Toy

2)Son House
"John The Revelator"
from the CD "Father Of The Delta Blues"
Legacy Columbia

3)Lonnie Liston Smith
"A Chance For Peace"
from the CD "Visions Of A New World"
RCA Records

4)Sister Rosetta Tharpe
"Up Above My Head I Hear Music In The Air"
from the CD "Gospel 'N' Soul Revial"
The Great American Music Co.

"Afro Funky"
from the CD "Ritmo Y Sabor"
Essential Media Group

"Mama She Don't Like You"
from the CD "Kingston Town Single"

7)Miles Davis
"Black Satin"
from the CD "On The Corner"

"Keep Me Warm"
from the CD "You're My Everything"
Hitman Records

9)Pax Nicholas and The Netty Family
"Na Six Feet"
from the CD "Na Teef Know De Road Or Teef"
Dapton Records

10)King Perry
"Welcome Home Baby"
from the CD "Essential Masters"
Goldmine Records

11)Roger Troutman & The Human Body
from the CD "Lee Armstrong Express Presents: Soul Talkin'"
Soulkitchen Soulciety

12)Gizelle & The Mighty Mocambos
"Working Woman"
from the CD "This Is Gizelle & The Mighty Mocambos

"Over Through Them"
rom the CD "Herbalist"
Tad's Records Inc.

14)Juice Aleem
"First Lesson"
from the CD "First Lesson"
Big Dada

15)The Ethiopians
"Train To Skaville"
from the CD 'Absolutly The Best Reggae Vol. 1"
Fuel 2000

16)Don Convay
"Bad Luck"
from the CD 'R&B Masters: Bad Luck"
Digital Music Group

"Into Tomorrow"
from the CD "Sugartown"

"Natty Dread"
from the CD "Kokoo Girl"
Rootdown Records

19)Keisa Brown
"Dance Man"
from the CD Single "Dance Man"

"Worries And Trouble"
from the Cd "Worries and Troubles"
Industry Records

21)Freddy King
"Lonesome Whistle Blues"
from the CD "17 Greatest Hits"

from the CD "Kenya Debut"

23)Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
"Oh Yae Yae/I'm So Tired"
from the CD "Nothing Feels Like This"

24)Gramps Morgan
"Wash The Tears"
from the CD "2 Sides Of My Heart Vol. 1"
Dada/VP Records

25)Betty Harris
"Can't Last Much Longer"
from the CD "Allen Toussaint: Saint Of New Orlens"
The Great American Music Co.

26)Marilyn Barbarin
from the CD "Funky Funky New Orleans 3"

27)The Unemployed
"They Won't Let Me"
from the CD 'New Orleans Funkiest Delicacies"

28)Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
from the CD "The Bridge"

The Motherland Influence Sept. 5, 2009


1)Mose Fan Fan (D.R. Congo)
"Hello Hello" (Show theme song)
from the CD "Hello Hello"

2)Arafat Yorogbo 5500 (Ivory Coast?)
from the CD "Atalaku Eto"
Coeur De Cible C.i.

3)DT Unique Kenzi Band (Kenya/USA)
"Wewe Ni Wangu"
from the CD "Ngoma Yababa/Musik Moto Moto Kule America"
DT Unique Kenzi Band

4)Gramacks (Dominica)
"Mammie Wooy"
from the CD "Get Up"

5)Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
"Koro Koro"
from the CD "Fifa"
Island Records

6)Baaba Maal (Senegal)
from the CD "Television"
Palm Pictures

7)Cirano Y Los Cacos
"La Tia Dolores"
from the CD "Ay Tono QueVacilon"
Essential Media Group

8)Issa Coulibaly (Mali/USA)
from the CD "Foliba"
Big Noise

9)Diata Sya (Mali)
from the CD "Djekafo Paris Bamako"

10)Michel Pinheiro (Benin)
from the CD "Agoh"

11)Kakande (Guinee)
from the CD 'Dununya"

12)Mamou Sidibe (Mali)
from the CD "Djougouya"

13)Lee 'Scratch' Perry (Jamaica)
"Music & Science Lovers"
from the CD "Time Boom X De Devil Dead"
On U Sound

14)Missia Saran & Aminata Kamissoko (Guinee)
"Syli National"

15)Sekouba Bambino Diabate (Guinee)
"It's Man's Man's Man's World"
from the CD "Sinikan"

16)Okyeame Quophi (Ghana)
"One Way"
from the CD "Move It Chaleh"

17)Sam Mukoro (Nigeria)
"Jeun Jeun (Greed)
"from the CD "Greed"
Inner Reach Records

18)The Abyssinians (Jamaica)
"Declaration Of Rights"
from the CD "Satta Massagana"

19)The Congos (Jamaica)
"Fisherman Dub"

20)Sauti Sol (Kenya)
"Blue uniform"
from the CD 'Mwanzo"

21)Salif Keita (Mali)
from the CD "M'Bemba"

22)Oumou Sangare (Mali)
"Iyo Djeli"
from the CD "Seya"
World Curcuit

23)Larry Harlow (USA/P.R.)
"Chez Jose"
from the CD 'La Herencia"

Monday, August 31, 2009

Track list for "The Motherland Influence" Aug. 30, 2009


Mose Fan Fan (D.R. Congo)
"Hello Hello" (Show them song)
from the CD "Hello Hello"
Stern's Africa

2)Yunasi (Kenya)
from the CD "Nairobi"

3)XYZee (Kenya)

4)Dawit Mellesse (Ethiopia)
"Ehil Weha"
from the CD "Andiken"

5)Abinet Agonafir (Ethiopia)
"Agees Mehas
"from the CD "Hidden Beauty"

6)Desmond Dekker (Jamaica)
from the CD "From Bam Bam To Cherry Oh Baby"
VP Records

7)Papi Sanchez (Dominican Rep.)
"Fiesta Latina"
from the CD "Made In the Dominican Republic"
J & N Records

8)Banda Maravilha (Angola)
"Da Praxe"
from the CD "Zungueira"
Ruben Prudocoes

9)Ferro Gaita (Cape Verde)
"Mocas De Mangui"
from the CD "Fundu Baxu"
Cape Disco

10)Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca (DRCongo/USA)
"Mabo Yo Yo"
from the CD "Retrospectiva"
Mopiato Music

11)Tshala Muana (DRCongo)
"Nasi Nabali"
from the CD "Sikila"
Mambo Production / Wedoo Music

12)Barbara Kanam (DRCongo)
from the CD "Karibu"
Kanam Music

13)Bebel Gilberto (Brazil)
"Chica Chica Boom Chic"
from the Single
Verve Music Group

14)Blick Bassy
from the CD "Leman"
Four Quaters Records

15)Wganda Kenya (Colombia)
"El Abanico"
from the CD "AfroCaribe Dance"
Disco Fuentes

16)Tinariwen (Mali)
"Imidiwan: Companians"
from the CD "Lulla"
World Village

17)Grand Kalle et' l African Jazz (Congo)
"Succes African Jazz"
from the CD "Merveilles du passe"

18)Kola Ogunkoya
from the CD "Gbedu Afrobeat"
Gbedu Afrobeat Records

19)Cheb Othmani (Algeria)
"Mohamed Chara Sghira"
from the CD "Le World...Rai"
Les Discques Caractere

20)Le Palm Jazz De Macenta (Guinea)
"Gbangba Gnale"
from the LP "Les Palmes De Succes"

21)L'Orchestre Super Rail Band International (Mali)
from the LP "Lassissi Presents Affair Social"
Sacodis Internationa;

22)Dudu Pukwana & Spear (South Africa)
"Sekela Khuluma"
from the LP "In The Townships"

23)Tom Kodiyo & Orchestra Metro Dumbe Dumbe (Kenya)
"Fred Maina"
from the CD "George Ramogi Vol. 1"
Equator Heritage Sounds

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Track list for The Other Black Music Aug. 23, 2009


1)The Lyman Woodard Organization
"Creative Musicians" (Show theme song)
from the LP "Creative Musicians"
Perfect Toy

2)Muddy Waters
"The Blues A Had Baby And They Named It Rock 'N' Roll"
from the CD "Hard Again"

3)Bo Diddley
"Road Runner"
from the CD "Bo Diddley's Greatest Hits"

4)Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats
"Rockett 88"

"7 & 7 Is"
from the CD "The Best Of Love"

6)Ofege (Nigeria)
"Nobody Fails"
from the CD "Try And Love"

7)The Equals
"Baby Come Back"

8)Les Krakmen (Congo)
"Krakmen Twist"
from the CD "Cazumbi: African Sixties Garage Vol. 1"

9)The WITCH (Zambia)
"Tooth Factory"
from the CD "Lazy Bones"

10)The Jimi Hendrix Experience
"Spanish Castle Magic"
from the LP "Axis: Bold As Love"

11)Black Merda
"Cynthy Ruth"
from the CD "The Folks From Mother's Mixer"

"Super Stupid"
from the LP "Maggot Brain"

13)Mother's Finest
from the CD "Mother's Finest Live"

"Rock-N-Roll Victim"
from the CD "...For All To See"

15)Pure Hell
"I Feel Bad"
from the LP "Noise Addiction"

16)Basement 5
"Last White Christmas"
from the CD LP "1965 - 1980"

17)Living Colour
"Cult Of Personality"
from the CD "Everything Is Possible: The Very Best Of Living Colour"

18)Kings X
"Over My Head"
from the CD "Gretchen Goes To Nebraska"

19)24-7 Spyz
"Love Peace"
from the CD "6"

"Bonin' In The Boneyard"
from the CD "Truth And Soul"

21)Bad Brains
"Banned In DC"
from the CD "Bad Brains"

22)Murfy's Flaw (Kenya)
from the CD "Makosa"

"Scatch your Name"
from the CD "What's The time Mr. Wolf"

24)Janelle Monae
"Violet Stars Happy Hunting!!"
from the CD "Metroplis The Chase Suite"

"You'll Find A Way"
from the CD "Satogold"

from the CD "Burned Again"

"Terra Cota Army"
from the CD "Enimatic"

28)The London Souls
from the CD "The Green Owl Comp"

29)The Dirtbombs
"The Sharpest Claws"
from the CD "If You Don't Already Have A look"

30)D-Fe (France / Cameroon)
from the CD "Afro Punk Compilation Vol. 1"

31)Earl Greyhound
from the CD "Master"

Friday, August 7, 2009

Can't wait until December! The Other Black Music Aug. 9, 2009

This show I will play some of my favorites of the year so far. New and re releases. Here is some info on some of the artist.

The Drastics, Chicago Reggae, Afrobeat and more.

The Dynamics Reggae from Lyon, France. (By the way, you don't have to be Black to get on this show. Just be heavily influenced by Black music and don't suck.)

Amadou and Mariam A new re release of two earlier albums on A&M from the Blind Guitarist and vocalist from Mali West Africa. Before Manu Chao tried to turn them in Manu Chao.

Buckwheat Zydeco The great Zydeco artist has a new album. "Lay Your Burden Down".

Plunky & Oneness of Juju Richmond's long time great comes in with a re release of the 2006 "Live In Paris"

Swamp Dogg Also from Virginia. The great Soul and Blues artist and producer has a new single. "Please Step Back"

Gokh Bi System The Senegalese group is still mixing Hip-Hop and the traditional sounds of Senegal on the new single "Raptassu"

Death A re release from the c 1973 Black Rockers out of Detroit. "...For All The World To See"

Jaqee The Kokoo Girl from Uganda/Sweden has a new CD "Kokoo Girl"

The Campbell Brothers bring the African-American Holiness-Pentecostal church sound of the Peddle Steel Guitar to the rest of the world.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

WRIR at the Jonny Z Fest.

Join me and other WRIR DJ's at the Jonny Z fest. Aug. 8, 2009 from 12-5pm.
We'll be spinning tunes between the bands.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

track list for The Motherland Influence Aug. 2, 2009


1)Mose Fan Fan (D.R. Congo)
"Hello Hello"
from the CD "Hello Hello"
Stern's Africa

2)Daniela Mercury (Brazil)
"Sol Da Liberade"
from the CD "Sol Da Liberade"
Paginas do Mar

3)Brother Resistance (Trinidad)
from the CD "When De Riddum Explode"
Caribbean Music Group"

4)Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
from the single
Sony Music

5)Amadou et Mariam (Mali)
"Be'smi Lah"
from the CD "The Majic Couple"
Universal Music France

6)Laural Aitken (Jamaica)
"Sex Machine"
from the CD "The Fantastic Laural Aitkin"
Pressure Drop

7)Fanga (France)
"Natural Juce Ashanti Mix"
from the CD "Natural Juce"
Underdog Records

8)Shadow (Trinidad)
"Bass Man Road March '74"
from the CD "Ah Feel To Party: Best of Straker's"
Straker's Records

9)Bossa Combo (Haiti)
from the LP "Bossa Combo De Haiti"

10)Tabou Combo (Haiti)
"Zap Zap"
from the LP "Zap Zap"

11)Buffalo Kwangolo & L'African Soukouss (DRCongo)
"Zouk Eh Ba"
from the LP "Buffalo Et L'African Soukoss"
Production Kadance

12)Mamoud Ahmed (Ethiopia)
"Lomiwen Teqebeletch"
from the CD "Ethiopiques Vol. 3"

13)Salif Keita (Mali)
"Tolon Wilile (The Party Is On)"
from the "Papa"
Blue Note Records

14)Albert Marolany (France)
from the CD "Nice Selecta"

15)Bantuos de la Capitale (Congo)
"El Coco"
from the CD "Salsa Africa"

16)Barrington Levy (Jamaica)
"Here I Come (Broader Than Broadway)
from the CD "Broader Than Broadway"
One Time Records

17)Dele Sosime (Nigeria)
"Wahala Identity Mix"
from the CD "Wahala Identity Mix"
Raw Artistic Records

18)Los Nemus Del Pacifico (Colombia)
"Nadie Sabe Lo Que Tiene"
from the CD "The Best of Los Nemus Del Pacifico"
Miami Records

19)Fruko Y Sus tesos (Colombia)
"El Son Del Tren"
from the 3 CD set "Gold"
Discos Fuentes

21)Pambou Tchicaya Tchico Et Lolo Lolita (Congo)
from the LP "Los Evades De Ponto Le Belle"

22)Amade Cyrille & Les Volcans De La Capitale (Benin)
"Ekpo Do Ye Si"
from the LP "Aye! Mon Coeur"
Ets Pop. Etape Du Voyager

23)Trio Select (Haiti)
"Plein Caille"
from the LP "Plein Caille"
Marc's Records

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Track list for The Other Black Music July 26, 2009

1)The Lyman Woodard Organization
"Creative Musicians"
from the LP "Creative Musicians"
Perfect Toy

"Something In Mind"
from the CD "Feeling Funky"

3)Black Sugar
from the CD "Black Sugar II"

4)King Ayisoba
"Modern Ghanaians"
from the CD "Black Stars:Ghana's Hiplife Generation"

5)Charlie Palmares
"Vives Boogaloo"
from the CD "Bugalu Tropical"

6)Grupo Fantasma
"Bacalo Com Pan"
from the CD "Sonidos Gold"

7)Obo Addy & Kukrudu
from the CD "Africa On The Move"

8)Tony Allen
from the CD "Afro Disco Beat"

9)Willie Colon
"Calle Luna Calle Sol"
from the CD "El Barrio"

10)Jojo Quo & His Challengers
"Brick By Brick"
from the CD "African Music Today"

11)Real Sounds Of Africa
"Soccer Fan"
from the CD "Get Real/Seven Miles High"

12)Ephraim Uzomechina Nzeka
from the CD "African Disco"

13)Bronx River Parkway
"Agua Con Sal"
from the CD "San Sebastian 152"

14)Trio Mocoto
from the CD "Beleza! Beleza! Beleza!"

15)Elza Soares
"Rio De Janeiro"
from the CD 'Tratore Basics 5"

16)Grupo Fantasma
"Arroz Con Frijoles"
from the CD "Sonidos Gold"

17)Najite Olokun Prophecy
from the CD "Africa before Invasion"

18)Ashanti Afrika Jah
from the CD "Nigeria 70: Lagos Jump"

19)Geraldo Pino
"Let Them Talk"
from the CD "Heavy Heavy Heavy"

20)Ocote Soul Sounds
"La Reja"
from the CD "We Love Afrobeat!"

21)Ochestre Tembo
"Yebo Edi Pachanga"
from the CD "Rahcuba"

22)Fela & africa 70
from the CD "Zombie"

The Other Black Music July 26, 2009 3-5pm EST

Today's show will feature Latin Funk/Boogaloo and Afro Beat/Funk.

I have a pair of tickets to give away for the Grupo Fantasma show at the Plaza Bowl Wed. July 29th.

Listen on the air at WRIR-LP 97,3 FM or online at
Studio phone number is 804-649-9737

Track list for The Motherland Influence July 19, 2009


1)Mose Fan Fan (D.R. Comgo)
"Hello Hello"
from the CD "Hello Hello"
Stern's Africa

2)Willie Colon (USA)
"El Brujo"
from the CD "El Malo Vol. 2"
El Malo

3)Belo (Haiti)
"Pari Nan Male'm"
from the CD "Reference"

4)Akiyo (Guadeloupe)
from the CD "Ki Yo Vie Ki Yo Ve Pa Akiyo La"
Aztec Musique

5)Jursino Cayetano (Guatemala)
from the CD "Paranda"

6)N.Y. All Stars (USA)
"Ti Bato"
from the CD "Haitian Grooves"
Creon Music

7)Grupo Gale (Colombia)
"20 De Julio"
from the CD "20 De Julio"

8)El Brujo Y Su Timba (Colombia)
"Tierra De Promision"
from the CD "Musica Del Viejo Choco"
Guana Records

9)Los Ahijados (Dominican Republic)
"El Jueguito"
from the CD "30 Grandes Exitos"

10)Djeimady Tounkara (Mali)
from the CD "Solon Kono"

11)Rail Band (Mali)
from the CD "Rail Band 3: Dioba"
Stern's Africa

12)Angele Revignet (Gabon)
from the LP "L'A.N.P.A.C. Presente Vol.3"

13)Choc Quib town (Colombia)
"Pescao Evenenao"
from the CD "Somos Pacifico"

14)Super Uba (Dominican Rep.)
"La Yuca"
from the CD "Tierra Lejana"
Laso Records

15)Los de Abajo (Mexico)
"El Loco"
from the CD "Cybertrapic Chilango Power"
Luaka Bop

16)Various Artist (Puerto Rico)
from the CD "Roberto Clemente: Un Tributo Musical"

17)Soft (French West Indies)
"Enme Mwen Toujou"
from the CD "Partout Etranger"
Aztec Musique

18)Creeper (Grenada)
from the CD "Made In Grenada"
Kisskidee Records

19)Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca (DRCongo/USA)
"Mambo Yo Yo"
from the CD "Retrospectiva"
Mopiato Music

20)Africando (Senegal/various)
from the CD "Ketukuba"
Stern's Africa

21)Camayenne Sofa (Senegal)
from the CD "La Percee"
Syllart Productions

22)Syran M'Benza & Ensemble Rumba Kongo (DRCongo)
"Liyanzi Ekoti Nga Na Motema"
from the CD "Immortal Franco: Africa's Unrivalled Guitar Legend"
World Music Network

23)Two Stars & Kasongo Band (Zimbabwe)
"Kosa Yanini"
from the LP "Kudzidza Hakuperi"
ZMC Production

Friday, July 17, 2009

Nice Plug.

Time for a block party!

DJ Graybeard and Michael Miracle from WRIR's "The Lotus Land Show will DJ a block party on the 3200 block of Woodrow Ave in North side Richmond, VA. My old neighborhood off of North Ave. near Chandler Middle School. 3-8pm July 18, 2009.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Track list for The Other Black Music July 12, 2009


1)The Lyman Woodard Organization
"Creative Musicians"
from the CD "Creative Musicians"
Perfect Toy

2)The Dynamics
"The Creator Has A Master Plan"
from the CD "Versions Excursion"
Groove Attack

3)Kaleta-Zozo Afrobeat
"Country Of Guns"
from the CD "Country Of Guns"

4)Mixmaster Mike, Lateef & The Gift Of Gab"
"Kalakuta Show"
from the CD "Red Hot + Riot"

5)Buddy Guy
"Now You've Gone"
from the CD "Bring 'Em In"

6)Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi-Rollers
"Boogie Woogie All Night Long"
from the CD "Gonna Take You Downtown"

7)Joy Jones
"This Too"
from the CD "Godchild"

"Pink Drunken Elephant"
from the CD "Kokoo Girl"

9)Corey Harris feat. Olu Dara
"Mami Wata"
from the CD "Daily Bread"

10)Dyke & The Blazers
"We Got More Soul"
from the CD "Turn On Your Lamplight Vol. 3"

11)Mongo Santamaria
"We Got Latin Soul"
from the CD "Mongo Santamaria's Greatest Hits"

12)Soul focus vs EPMD
"I'm Housin"

"We Don't Want Them"

"Super Stupid"
from the CD "Maggot Brain"

"Rock-N-Roll Victim"
from the CD "For The Whole World To See"
Drag City Records

16)The Campbell
"Don't Let The devil Ride"
from the CD "2009 Really Raw Honey Underground Mix"

17)The Dynamics
"Downtown Barkings"
from the Single "Downtown Barkings"

18)Jah Mason
"Too Hot For Them"
from the CD "No Matter The Time"

19)The Isley Brothers
"Live It Up"
from the CD "Greatest Hits Vol. 1"

20)Oscar Sulley & The Uhuru Dance Band
"Bukom Mashie"
from the CD "Ghana soundz"

21)Ginger Johnson And His African Messengers
"Talking Drums"
from the CD "African Party"

22)Adewale Ayuba And His Fuji Organization
"Move Around The Clock"
from the CD "Fuji Time"

23)Sly & The Family Stone
"In Time"
from the CD 'The Essential Sly & The Family Stone"

"Heiss Und Laut"
from the CD "Heiss Und Laut"

25)Shuggie Otis
"Strawberry Letter 23"
from the CD "Freedom Flight"

Track list for The Motherland Influence July 12, 2009


1)Mose "Fan Fan" (DRCongo)
"Hello Hello" this program's theme song
from the CD "Hello Hello"
Stern's Africa

2)Conjunto Africa Negra (Sao Tome)
"12 De Julho"
from the CD "Aninha"
Casa Di Rotulo

3)Black Santiago (Benin)
"Dokofi We Gbede"
from the LP "Honore Avolonto Et L'Orchestre Black Santiago"

4)Staff Benda Bilili (DRCongo)
from the CD "Tres Fort Fort"
Crammed Discs

5)Trio Los Neutrales (Dominican Republic)
"Que Humanidad"
from the LP "Ellos Cantan Asi, Tu No Hace De Na' Compay"

6)Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca (DRCongo/USA)
"Mambo Yo Yo"
from the CD "Retrospectiva"
Mopiato Music

7)Los Zafiros (Cuba)
"Bossa Cubana"
from the CD "Bossa Zafiros"
World Curcuit

8)Calle Real (Colombia)
"Somos Famila"
from the CD "Me La Gane"
Termidor Music

9)Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou (Benin)
"Akoue Tche We Gni Medjome"
from the CD "The Voodoun Effect"
Analog Africa

10)Ba Cissoko (Guinea/France)
"Africa Dance"
from the CD "Seno"
Stern's Africa

11)Oumou Sangare (Mali)
"Iyo Djeli"
from the CD "Seya"
World Curcuit

12)Mory Kante (Guinea)
"Le Griot"
from the CD "Tamala"
Les Disques Caractere

13)Lea Lignanzi (Central African Republic)
"Passi Na Panzi"
from the LP "Dede Priscilla"

14)Mbaraka Mwinshehe & Super Volcano (Tanzania)
"Masika Zole Zole"
from the CD "Ukumbusho Volume 6"

15)Musa Juma & Limpopo International Band (Kenya)
from the CD "Fiance Vol 2"
Limpopo International

16)Franco & O.K. Jazz (DRCongo)
"Kenge Okeyi Eklaka Te"
from the CD "Franco Et L'O.K. Jazz 1957 1958 1959"

17)Fela Kuti (Nigeria)
"Kalakuta Show"
from the CD "Ikoyi Blindness/Kalakuta Show"

18)Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80 (Nigeria)
"Think Africa"
fropm the CD "Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80"

19)Segun Damisa & Afrobeat Crusaders (Nigeria)
from the CD "Nigeria Dey Cry"

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Motherland Influence track list July 5, 2009


1)Mose Fan Fan (D.R. Congo)
"Hello Hello" (Show theme song)
from the CD "Hello Hello"
Stern's Africa

2)Bio Ritmo (USA)
"Dime Vida"
from the CD "Bionico"

3)Ricardo Lemvo (D.R. Congo/USA)
"Yiri Yiri Bon"
from the CD "Retrospectiva"
Mopiato Music

4)Willie Colon (USA)
"Che Che Cole"
from the CD "Cosa Nuestra"

5)Samba Mapangala & Virunga (D.R. Congo/USA)
from the CD "Live On Tour"

6)Extra Golden (Kenya/USA)
"Fantasies Of The Orient"
from the CD "Thank You Very Quickly"
Thrill Jockey

7)Bana Kadori (Kenya)
"Ben Otieno Mumbe"
from the CD "Rossie"
Equator Heritage Sounds

8)Les Mangelepa (Kenya)
from the CD "Golden Voices"
Sound Africa

9)Oliver De Coque & His Expo 76 Ogene Sound Super Of Africa (Nigeria)
"Olumo Records Special"
from the LP "Mark 2"
Olumo Records

10)Moh Alileche (Algeria/USA)
from the CD "In Memory Of A Hero"
City Hall Records

11)Aster Aweke (Ethiopia/USA)
from the CD "Aster's Ballads"

12)Afrodizz (USA)
"Water And Fish"
from the CD "Froots"

13)Afrissippi (Mali/USA)
"Debbo Ndoogu"
from the CD "Alliance"
Hillcountry Records

14)Baba Salah (Mali)
from the CD "Akwaaba Wo Africa"
Akwaaba Music

15)Oumou Sangare (Mali)
from the CD "Seya"
World Circuit/Nonesuch

16)Idrissa Soumano (Mali)
from the CD "African Pearls: Mali 70 Electric Mali"
Syllart Productions

17)Super Biton De Segou (Mali)
"Yere Jabo"
from the LP "Super Biton"
Syllart Production

18)Dimba Dya Ngola (Angola)
"Sucu Yangue"
from the LP "Luanda Cidade Linda"
IEFE Discos

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Motherland Influence July 5, 2009

We'll start the show with artist based in the USA for our Independence weekend.

Here are websites for some of today's artist.

The Motherland Influence track list June 28, 2009


1)Mose "Fan Fan" (DRCongo)
"Hello Hello" (this program's theme song)
from the CD "Hello heloo"
Stern's Africa

2)Carlos Lamartine (Angola)
"N'Vunda Ku Muceque"
from the CD "Memorias"

3)Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca (DRCongo/USA)
"N'Vunda Ku Muceque"
from the CD "Retrospectiva"
Mopiato Music

4)Waldemar Bastos (Angola)
"Pitanga Madurinha"
from the CD "Re Nascence"
Times Square records

5)Wazimbo (Mozambique)
"Unga Ni Gaduli"
from the CD "Makweru"
Gallo Record Company

6)Ye-Ye (Cape Verde/Angola)
from the CD "Vassoura de ouro"

7)Los Super Reyes (Mexico)
"Quedate Mas"
from the CD El Regresso De Los Reyes"
Warner Music

8)Orquestra Monumetal
"Yo Si Que Estoy A Le Moda"
from the CD "Cuban Funk Experence"

9)Los Silvertones (Panama)
"Tamborito Swing"
from the CD "Panama!2"

10)Teta Lando
from the "Comfusoes 1: From Angola To Brasil"
Out Here

11)Oumou Sangare (Mali)
from the CD "Seya"
World Circuit

12)Amadou et Mariam(Mali)
from the CD "Tje Ni Mousso"
Circular Moves

Part B
13)Les Ambassadeurs De Motel De Bamako (Mali)
"Mbouran Mousso"
from the CD "African Pearls: Mali 70 Electric Mali"
Syllart Productions

14)Charles Atangana & Emitais (Cote D'Ivoire)
from the LP "Assalam Aleikoum Africa Volume One"

15)Migan Celestin (Benin)
"Wo Ko Made Angeline"
from the LP "Mig-Tino"
Ets. Papa Disco

16)Oriental Brothers International (Nigeria)
"Ihe Oma Adighi Onye Oso"
from the LP "Oriental Brothers International"

17)Fred Fisher Atalobhor (Nigeria)
"Say The Truth"
from the CD "African Carnival"
Vampi Soul

18)Bongos Ikwue & The Groovies (Nigeria)
"You've Got To Help Yourself"
from the CD "Nigeria: Disco Funk Special"

19)Mono Mono (Nigeria)
from the CD "Nigeria Rock Special"

20)Kanda Bongo Man (D.R. Congo)
from the CD "Djessy"

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Motherland Influence track list June 21, 2009


Fan Fan (D.R. Congo)
"Hello Hello"
from the CD "Hello Hello"
Stern's Africa

2)Soothsayers (UK)
from the CD "Tangled Roots"
Red Earth

3)Ba Cissoko (Guine)
from the CD "Sabolan"

4)22 Novembre Band (Guine)
from the CD "Authenticite: The Syliphone Years"
Stern's Africa

5)Royal Band (Senegal)
"Am Am"
from the CD "Meanwhile In Thies..."
Dakar Sound

6)Daba Groupe (Cameroon)
"Greetings Father"
from the LP "Long Way / Meuna-Meu"
Safari Sound

7)Oshodi Combos Band (Nigeria)
"Father Is Dearest"
from the LP "Oshodi Combos Band Led By Monday Iyokho Oshodi"

8)L'Orchestre Micky Micky (DRCongo/Nigeria)
"Papa Ya Bana"
from the LP
"Mavos-Meme-Movungu et Marie Bebe Avec L'Orchestre Micky Micky"
Sacodis International Records

9)Charles King (Colombia)
"La Verdad De Papa"
from the CD "Champeta Criolla Vol.2"
Palenque Records

10)Vieux Farka Toure (Mali)
from the CD "Fondo"
Six Degrees

11)Antoine Dougbe (Benin)
"Kovito Gbe De Towe"
from the CD "Legends Of Benin"
Analog Africa

12)T.P. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou (Benin)
from the CD "T.P. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou"
Popular African Music

13)Baaba Maal & Mansour Seck (Senegal)
from the CD "Djam Leelii"
Rogue Records

14)Badenya (Mali, Guinea, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau)
from the CD "Manden Jaliya In New York City"
Smithsonion Folkways

15)Orchestra Baobab (Senegal)
"Ami Kita Bay"
from the CD "Made In Dakar"
Worls Circuit/Nonesuch

16)Pupy Y Los Que Son Son (Cuba)
"Ay Papa!"
from the CD "Que Cosas Tiene La Vida"
Pimienta Records

17)Juaneco Y Su Combo (Peru)
"Ya Se Ha Muerto Mi Abuelo"
from the CD "Juaneco Y Su Combo"
Barbes Records

18)Tchico Tchicaya (Congo)
"Mon Enfant"
from the LP "Feu Rouge"
Bellot Records/Maikano

19)Madera Limpia (Cuba)
"Tu Papa"
from the CD "La Corona"
Out/Here Records

The Motherland Influence track list June 14, 2009

1)Mose "Fan Fan" (DRCongo)
"Hello Hello" this program's theme song
from the CD "Hello Hello"
Stern's Africa

2) Charlotte Mbango (Cameroon)
"O Nyola Nje"
from the LP "Konkai Makossa"
Toure Jim's Records

3)Pierre-Marie Ondo Mebale (Gabon)
"Atar Ye Ido Wa So Bo"
from the LP "Donguila"
Production Abenelang

4)T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo (Benin)
"Zo Tche Kpo Dote"
from the LP "Melome Clement & Le Tout Puissant Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou"
Ets. Satel

5)Ernesto Djedje (Cote D'Ivoire)
from the LP "Tizere"
Sacodis International

6)Lord Flea & His Calypsonians (Jamaica)
"Shake shake Sonora"
from the LP "Swinging Calypsos"

7)King Short Shirt (Antigua and Barbuda)
"Nobody Go Rest"
from the CD "Don't Stop The Music"

8)Calypso Rose (Trinidad)
"Ju Ju Warrior"
from the CD "Soca Diva"

9)Magnun Band (Haiti)
"Magnon Phenomenal"
from the CD "Oulala"

10)Tabou Combo (Haiti)
"Jojo Man Carnaval"
from the CD "Smash Hits"

11)Joaquin Diaz (Dominican Rep.)
"Merengua Alegre"
from the CD "Merengua Alegre"

12)Daouda (Cote D'Ivoire)
"Soungourou Ba"
from the LP "La Femme De Mon Patron"
DEG Music

13)Pauolo Flores (Angola)
"Amores de Hoje"
from the CD "Brincadeira Tem Hora..."

14)Se Bem (Angola)
from the CD "Ta...Sebem"

15)Ary (Angola)
"Nao Pregunta Muito (sa Nao tens)"
from the CD "Sem Substituicoes"

16)Elsa Fylla (DRCongo)
"Je Pars Sans Remords"
from the CD "Terre Sacree Act 2"
Lumieres D'Afrique

17)Monique Seka (Cote D'Ivoire)
from the CD "Adeba"

18)Explainer (Trinidad)
from the Very Best Of Explainer"

19)Krosfyah (Barbados)
"Soca Trian"

20)Swallow (Trinidad)
"Subway Jam"
from the CD "Golden Hits Of Soca Calypso"

21)Harold Digby McNair (Jamaica)
"Back To Back"
from the LP "Legends Of Calypso"

22)Jocelyne Beroard (Haiti)
from the CD "Siwo"

23)Dixie Band (Haiti)
from the CD "Les Succes De Dixie Band"

The Other Black Music track list. June 14th, 2009

1)The Lymann Woodard Organization
"Creative Musicians"
from the LP "Creative Musicians"
Perfect Toy

2)James 'Blood' Ulmer"
"Black Rock"
from the LP "Black Rock"

3)Grace Jones
"This Is"
from the CD "Hurricane"

4)Eric Donaldson
"Cherry Oh Baby"

5)Abiodun Oyewole
"Sample This"
from the CD "25 Years"

6)Mr. President
"Meet Again"
from the single

7)Recloose ft. Joe Dukie
"Deeper Waters"
from the CD "Deeper Waters"

8)Timeless Legend
"I Was Born To Love You"
from the CD "Timeless Legend"

9)Speech Debelle
"The Key"
from the Single

from the CD "The Third Power"

11)Billy Cobham
"The Funky Thide Of Sings"
from the LP "The Funky Thide Of Sings"

from the CD "New York Noise"

13)Mighty Walker Brothers
"God Been Good To Me"
from the CD "Good God: A Gospel Funk Hymnal"
The Numero Group

14)Rev. Pearly Brown
"Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning"
from the CD "You're Gonna Need That Pure Religion"

"Zion I"
from the LP "A New Chapter Of Dub"

16)Choc Quib town
"Somos Pacificos"
from the CD "Pacifico Colombiano"

17)Oh Well
"Oh Well"
from the Single

"Sana Mama"
from ?

"I Can't Love Another"
from the CD "Dread In A Babylon"

"Baby Dee"
from the CD "The Sound Of Konk"

21)Gnoonas Pedro & His Dadjes Band"
"Dadje Von O Von Non"
from the CD "Legends Of Benin"
Analog Africa

22)Les Krakman
"Krakman Twist"
from the CD "African Sixties Garage Vol. 1"

23)Peoples Choice
"I Like To Do"
from the CD "Mood Mosaic Vol. 9"

24)Howard Tate
"Look At Granny Run"
from the CD "Get It While You Can"

from the CD "Cold Heat"

26)Creation Rebel/New Age Steppers
"Threat To Creation"
from the CD "Threat to Creation"

27)Pete Rodriguez
"I Like It Like That"
from the LP "I Like It Like That"

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Fundraiser Blog

 This is the first post for The Other Black Music Blog. It's fundraising time for WRIR. Richmond Independent Radio. We are a volunteer run community radio station presenting alternative local and national news and music programing. Your donations make this and station improvements possible. Go to WRIR.ORG or 97.3 FM for more info.

 The Other Black Music and Ambiance Congo share the Sunday 3-5pm EST time slot. This WRIR Spring Fund Drive falls on falls on David's Ambiance Congo. He's kind enough to share the time slot with me so we can bring you all 3 shows. He will present the first hour, I the second. We have lots of extra premiums 3-7pm. Check out the basic premiums here 
We also have for a $40 Ba Cissoko, Culture Musical Club, Fidel, Gangbe Brass Band, Novalima and Terekaff. For $75 we have 2 CD sets from Franko & Le TPOK Jazz and  Rail Band.

 During my set you will hear Gospel from The 5 Blind Boys, Funk from All Good Funk Alliance and Al Green, Zydeco, Blues and more. I'll end the show with the early 70's Detriot rock band Death.