It’s been a while since I posted, thanks to a heavy work schedule ending in a small vacation for me, so I return with this week’s Bandcamp Weekly, featuring Joseph Malik, who went from suffering debilitating mental illness to making a slew of brilliant albums and having a fire inside him to make much more.
The legendary Rock & Raï singer Rachid Taha passed away a few days ago at the age of 59 from a heart attack. Many writers and commentators have eulogized him in his passing, but the best the most fitting tribute comes from Radio Amazigh DJ Paloma Colombe.
Her program is mandatory listening for anyone into out-there music, but in her latest podcast, she combines not only Taha’s music but testimonies, as he not only influenced so many younger artists in France and the Maghreb, but was brilliant at synthesizing sounds in a catchy and energetic way.
The program is in French, so if you needed an excuse to practice, I can’t think of a better thing to inspire you with.
Another classic podcast by Adam Kvasnica, who spins timeless weird Iranian grooves.
Françoise Hardy in repose You can labor shoulder to shoulder with someone for days, weeks and years on end, share life’s joys and travails, get into and out of all manner of scrapes (these latter usually initiated by said comrade) and, ultimately, feel that a true rapport has been earned, that you really know who […]
Other Rock Show playlist, Sunday 5th June 2016 on Resonance 104.4 FM With special guests Yumi Hara and Tim Hodgkinson Theme: PHANTOMSMASHER “Bishop Hopping” (Ipecac) 1: UPSILON ACRUX – “Cherry Pi” (Cuneiform) 2: DON CABALLERO – “June Is Finally Here” (Touch and Go) 3: UKANDANZ – “La Chamelle” (Dur Et Doux) 4: JOHN GREAVES AND […]
Andrew Jervis broadcasts for Bandcamp.com as their chief curator and host of the Friday Night Session radio show (KUSF). I only wish Bandcamp would host more shows, but if this is it, it’s a damn good one.
This week’s show highlights Awesome Tapes from Africa, and Paris Strother, one third of the soulful Prince protégés known as King.
Click here for the show.
Two radio programs to share from Jan Sneum, a wonderful radio host and commentator I met at the Without Borders Festival in Balchik, Bulgaria.
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I started out to become a jazz pianist; in the meantime I started singing and I sang the way I felt and that’s just the way it came out.
— Nat ‘King’ Cole, Voice of America interview
Few remember Nat ‘King’ Cole’s incredible piano playing abilities, but they certainly never seem to forget a his smooth, baritone voice, which handled languages outside of his native English with ease.
NPR dedicates a radio program to one of the smoothest voices jazz ever produced here.
Leave it to my dear brother in Naples, Paolo, to find one of the best Internet radio programs in the world, especially for those who love swanky music. Bravo!
To listen to Radio Lux, just click here.
One of my old friends, Toni Dimitrov, runs one of the most interesting radio shows in Macedonia for experimental music, electronica and minimal techno. Check it out at your leisure at his Blogspot page.
A direct link to his current show on the Moroccan music scene can be found at his Soundcloud account: