Video Jukebox - Stanton Moore

You probably know drummer Stanton Moore from his work with Galactic and Garage A Trois, but he keeps a busy schedule of sitting in with all sorts of groups, appearing and teaching at clinics, and generally building an impressive Empire of the Drum.  His most recent recording project is a foray into a more traditional jazz setting -- the piano trio -- on his upcoming release, Conversations.  In the meantime, enjoy a few of Moore's more solo-ish appearances for this week's Video Jukebox.  Moore will be talking about Conversations in general and setting up tracks from the album on this Sunday's upcoming Time Warp on WDNA.


Movie Notes - Stax-Volt Revue 1967 European Tour

Right now I'm reading the outstanding history of the Stax/Volt record label and recording studio by Robert Gordon, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion.  In addition to the many insights the book provides into the work of Steve Cropper, Booker T. Jones, Duck Dunn, Al Jackson Jr., Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, and all the rest, it puts the institution of Stax squarely in proper place as part of the history of the great city of Memphis and the civil rights movement in general.  One of my favorite parts of the book is author Gordon's account of the Stax/Volt European Tour in 1967, which brought a certain soul sensibility to new parts of the world.  Booker T and the MGs were the band for the tour, and they tore it up night after night.  I found a compressed version of one of the dates on that tour, the Stax gang playing for an audience in Norway (Oslo, I presume).  Jackson and Dunn are amazing, to be sure.


Sunday Time Warp - Playlist 4/6/14

Song, Artist, Album

Song X, Ornette Coleman & Pat Metheny, Song X: 20th Anniversary Edition
6/4 Jam, Jaco Pastorius, Jaco Pastorius
John McLaughlin, Miles Davis, Bitches Brew
Cucumber Slumber, Weather Report, Mysterious Traveler
Say That To Say This, Trombone Shorty, Say That To Say This
Little Walter Rides Again, Medeski Scofield Martin and Wood, In Case The World Changes Its Mind
The Moil, Galactic, Ruckus
Soul-Limbo, Booker T and the MGs, The Very Best of
Fencewalk, Mandrill, The Best of Mandrill
Sorceress, Return To Forever, Romantic Warrior
Cold Sweat, The Mighty Imperials, Thunder Chicken
Hang Up Your Hang Ups, Herbie Hancock, Man-Child
Give Up The Funk, Parliament, World of Funk: Ultimate Funk Hits

Freedom Jazz Dance, Brian Auger's Oblivion Express, Second Wind

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Vine - Hello My Froggy

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Funk-Fusion Meltdown (Membership Drive Edition)

Because our listeners helped us reach and surpass our membership drive goal last week -- pledging 158% of what we needed -- I've put together a special funk-fusion edition of the show.  We feature music from Parliament, Brian Auger's Oblivion Express, Mandrill, Herbie Hancock, Galactic, Mahavishnu Orchestra, MSMW, Return to Forever, The Mighty Imperials, Weather Report, and more.  Henshaw's got his bellbottoms, vest, and boots on.  It's the last day of the drive, so make sure you pledge your support and become a member of WDNA.

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