Join us the week (4/7/13) as Time for the Blues features legendary guitarists--tracks from the new Jimi Hendrix release as well as a newly remastered version of Albert King's late 60's Stax classic "Born Under a Bad Sign" -- isn't that a cool cover? These tracks sound as fresh as if they were recorded yesterday! We'll also check out the new CD by Andy Poxon!
Not sure why I just decided to quote the Teletubbies in the headline for this week's World Music Show (3/30). It could be because of the cover picture, which is the band XTC. They, like the Teletubbies, were also British, and from this picture it looks like they were having quite a bit of fun. However, this may lead you to ask, why is that band being featured on the World Music Show? Well, believe it or not, there is one song in their canon that I think plays as a "World Music" type of song, but I'm getting ahead of myself.
In a “what if” scenario, the U.S. Constitution is suspended and America reverts to ancient Rome’s bread and circuses – modern technology replaces the sword and executions are televised. Everything not approved by the governing powers is forced underground – from music to Faith.
As if you couldn't tell this was coming! Join us this week (3/31/13) as Time for the Blues does what it basically does EVERY week, stretch another silly premise (aka Jumping the Shark) but also playing really cool blues!
Right off the bat, I'm going to claim ignorance. However, said ignorance will have to be blamed on my age--not at this present time, but when I was a young lad. Growing up in the sheltered San Fernando Valley, a suburb of Los Angeles, my only reference to Africa (the theme of this week's World Music Show 3/23), well before digging deeper into Geography classes, was the Warner Bros. cartoons of Bugs Bunny. I had no idea that the continent was made up of many different countries and cultures.