[Music] Ginger Baker (Airforce) DRUM SOLO – 1970

A legend has departed.  Ginger Baker passed away at age 80 today, October 6.  He performed with some of rock’s (and fusion’s) greatest bands such as Cream, Blind Faith and even Public Image Ltd., while leading his own bands like Air Force (shown in the video) and collaborating with maestros like Nigeria’s Fela Kuti.  RIP.

[Music] NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #189 ~ 04-13-19] — No Condition Is Permanent

My brother was Andre’s booking agent for many years, and they had lots of fun times together. May he rest in peace. And, definitely, kudos to No Condition Is Permanent, because their podcast is a killer. Pictured: Andre “Mr. Rhythm” Williams, R.I.P.. Returning after more than a month’s work related absence, Reeshard & Lee-Roy resumed […]

[Music] Yvette Johansson with The Pearly Shells and the Belmar Hummingbirds – Uranium / Jesus hits like an Atomic Bomb

I would never have guessed that Yvette Johansson is a retro artist, as these recordings sound as authentic as anything I heard from the 50s.  Good, bopping beat, great vocals, this single is a lot of fun.  Belmar Records is the place to go to find similar swinging sounds.

[Music] saib. – Around The World (Remastered)

Casablanca, Morocco isn’t the first place I would think of as being a global melting pot, but that is because I didn’t ever have a chance to deeply explore the city.  It turns out that there is a tremendous amount of influence, not only of local culture, but that of West Africa, Asia, and even […]

[Music] KOKOKO! – Liboso

This is one of the first Congolese bands I’ve heard since the demise of the legendary Franco Luambo of (TP)OK Jazz fame.  KOKOKO! are one of Central Africa’s most exciting bands, blending elements of funk, post-punk, blues and electro in a wild mix that I can’t imagine any other group, no matter their location, could […]

[Video] Carmen Souza & Theo Pas’cal – Cape Verdean Blues (live @Bimhuis Amsterdam)

From the island which gave the world Cesaria Evora comes another wonderful, husky voice in Carmen Souza, accompanied by bassist, composer and producer Theo Pas’cal, who is a hell of an arranger.