Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, August 11
Antibalas - Che che cole
Mulatu - Yekermo sew
Johnny Hammond - Starborne
LKJ - Victorious dub
Vin Gordon - Steady beat
Johnny Osbourne - Buddy bye
Budos Band - Chicago Falcon
Mckay - Rising tide (Easton rocks hiphop mix)
Fat Freddys Drop - Hope (1998 version)
Cornerstone Roots - Calling
Thievery Corp - Amerimacka
Taggy Matcher - Rockit
Jackie Mittoo - Dr ring ding
Life organisation - Pink steamroller
Roots Combination - General Tso
Oneself - Temptation
Hot 8 Brass band - Get up (download it [legally] for yaself here)
Primal scream -Star
James Blood Ulmer - Are you glad to be in America?
Junkyard band - The word
Kool and the gang - Jungle boogie
Betty Wright - Clean up woman
Lee Moses - Time and place
Eddie Floyd - Knock on wood
(Genuine Stax classic - check out the latest issue of Stop Smiling magazine ["The magazine for high-minded low-lifes"]for a 20 page tribute to Stax, interviews with label founders Jim Stewart and Al Bell, Booker T and MGs, much more - also in same issue, great interview with Sharon Jones here)
King sunny ade - Ja funmi
Connie Price & Keystones - Thundersounds
Sharon Joens and Dapkings - 100 days, 100 nights (off their new album, out early october)
Up North
RIP Tony Wilson - great clip here from BBC Newsnight, with an interview with Wilson two months before he passed away. Comments from friends including Factory Records designer Peter Saville, New Order's Stephen Morris and journo Paul Morley. (Part two of clip here)

From the interview with Wilson....
"People have treated me with contempt, and quite rightly -I'm a TV presenter, I'm a big head, 'F^#&#% you Wilson.' I get that all the time ... Suddenly, I'm dying of cancer - everyone loves you. If you've got people hating you, just get cancer, its fantastic. People are so concerned."

ADDED profile of Wilson from 2002 (Granada TV) / Paul Morley writes about Wilson

Monday, August 13, 2007

How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul
LA Weekly's Jessica Koslow interviewed Chuck D on the 20th anniversary of Public Enemy. Chuck D managed to compare PE to the Rolling Stones... disagree? Whatevs.