038 – Black History / 6th Year Anniversary Show

#038 – Monday, February 29, 2016: Black History / 6th Year Anniversary Show

In honor of Black History Month, I wanted to recognize some of our favorite Black musicians and composers with a full episode dedicated to their efforts. Additionally, this is our first show of 2016, which parallels as Cease to Exist’s 6th Year Anniversary. I established the radio program while living in Portland, OR in 2010, and aired the inaugural show January 18th, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day that year; a pleasant coincidence.

By no means is this a definitive or comprehensive collection of what I believe to be the best material by these artists, but absolutely some influential tracks among them. The list was culled from many considerations made by the public, and various references collected over the last month. Sensing I assigned myself to a great deal of responsibility, I went back and forth, adding/omitting tracks many times over, ultimately feeling strongly about this selection. My intent lies in the set and the songs will speak for themselves.

 
Tracklist:
01. Charlotte Dada – Don’t Let me Down ………………. (Ha Po Zamani 7″, Decca, 1971)
02. Girma Yifrashewa – The Shepherd With The Flute ………………. (Love & Peace, Unseen Worlds Records, 2014)
03. Alice Coltrane Featuring Pharoah Sanders And Joe Henderson – Turiya and Ramakrishna ………………. (Ptah, The El Daoud, Impulse!, 1972)
04. Sly & the Family Stone – Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) ………………. (Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / Everybody Is A Star Single, Epic, 1969)
05. William Onyeabor – Atomic Bomb {excerpt} ………………. (Who Is William Onyeabor? 3xLP, Luaka Bop, 2013)
06. The Ronettes – Be My Baby ………………. (Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica LP, Philles, 1964)
07. Bo Diddley – Here ‘Tis ………………. (Bo Diddley’s A Twister LP, Checker, 1962)
08. Irma Thomas – Yours Until Tomorrow ………………. (Down At Muscle Shoals LP, Chess, 1984)
09. The Meters – Cissy Strut ………………. (The Meters LP, Josie, 1969)
10. Barbara Lynn – You’ll Lose A Good Thing ………………. (You’ll Lose A Good Thing, Jamie, 1963)
11. James Brown & the Famous Flames – Lost Someone ………………. (Lost Someone / I’ll Go Crazy Single, King Records, 1966)
12. Yusef Lateef – Ching Miau ………………. (Eastern Sounds LP, Moodsville, 1961)
13. Nina Simone – What More Can I Say? ………………. (Wild is the Wind LP, Phillips, 1966)
14. Donny Hathaway – We’re Still Friends ………………. (Live LP, ATCO Records, 1972)
15. Miles Davis Featuring John Coltrane and Bill Evans – Blue in Green ………………. (Kind of Blue LP, Columbia, 1959)

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