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Options May 25, 2017: Africa is the Place and Revolution is the Dub

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Grachan Moncur III  New Africa   Options New Africa  BYG Actuel  1969  1st Movement: Queen Tamam 2nd Movement: New Africa 3rd Movement: Black Call 4th Movement: Ethiopian Market  0:02:06 (Pop‑up)
Grachan Moncur III  Space Spy   Options New Africa  BYG Actuel  1969    0:19:14 (Pop‑up)
Sun Ra and his Myth-Science Arkestra  Space is the Place   Options The Paris Tapes: Live At Le Théâtre Du Châtelet 1971    1971/2010    0:26:23 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Twinkle Brothers 
Dub Assassinator (Inna Murder Style)   Options Dub Massacre    1982    0:42:35 (Pop‑up)
Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari  Tales from Mozambique   Options Tales of Mozambique    1975    0:54:13 (Pop‑up)
Cedric "Im" Brooks And The Light Of Saba  Outcry   Options The Magical Light Of Saba    1976  Feat. Mutabaruka  0:59:04 (Pop‑up)
I. Roy  Black Man Time   Options Presenting I. Roy    1973    1:02:49 (Pop‑up)
Lee Perry & The Upsetters  Woman's Dub   Options Revolution Dub    1975    1:06:30 (Pop‑up)
Sir Collins & The Black Diamonds  Black Panther   Options Black Panther / I Want to be Loved 7"  Duke  1969    1:10:08 (Pop‑up)
Jah Lloyd  Soldier Round the Corner   Options Jah Lloyd-Soldier Round the Corner / Bongo Herman-Immortal Drums 7"    1974    1:12:47 (Pop‑up)
Dennis Alcapone  Alcapone Guns Don't Argue   Options Guns Don't Argue    1971    1:15:32 (Pop‑up)
Sir Lord Comic  Doctor Feelgood   Options Anthology - Joe Gibbs: Love Of The Common People (1967 To 1979)        1:18:30 (Pop‑up)
Jah Lion  Hay Fever   Options Colombia Colly    1976  prod. Lee Perry  1:21:49 (Pop‑up)
Susan Cadogan  Fever   Options Susan Cadogan    1975  prod. Lee Perry  1:24:25 (Pop‑up)
Lee Perry & The Upsetters  Kojak   Options Revolution Dub    1975    1:26:46 (Pop‑up)
Lee Perry & The Upsetters  Doctor on the Go   Options Revolution Dub    1975    1:30:26 (Pop‑up)
Doctor Alimantado  I Am the Greatest Says Muhammad Ali   Options Best Dressed Chicken In Town    1978  prod. Lee Perry  1:34:28 (Pop‑up)
Trinity  Mohammed Ali   Options Three Piece Suit    1977    1:37:18 (Pop‑up)
Ras Michael & The Sons of Negus  Times is Drawing Nigh   Options Love Thy Neighbour    1979  mixed by Lee Perry  1:41:49 (Pop‑up)
Keith Hudson  Fight Your Revolution   Options The Black Breast Has Produced Her Best, Flesh Of My Skin Blood Of My Blood    1975    1:46:17 (Pop‑up)
Mutabaruka  Witeman Country   Options Check It!    1982    1:48:28 (Pop‑up)
Mutabaruka  Whey Mi Belang?   Options Check It!    1982    1:52:03 (Pop‑up)
Mutabaruka  Say   Options Check It!    1982    1:56:14 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Thurston Knudson 
          1:57:34 (Pop‑up)
Archie Shepp  We Have Come Back (Part 1)   Options Live at the Panafrican Festival  BYG Actuel  1971  rec. with Algerian & Touareg Musicians, 1969  2:11:36 (Pop‑up)
Sunny Murray  Suns Of Africa Pt. 1   Options Hommage to Africa  BYG Actuel  1970    2:14:09 (Pop‑up)
Sunny Murray  Suns Of Africa Pt. 2   Options Hommage to Africa    1970    2:28:55 (Pop‑up)
Sun Ra and His Solar-Myth Arkestra  Africa   Options The Nubians Of Plutonia    1969    2:31:39 (Pop‑up)
Archie Shepp  New Africa   Options Kwanza  Impulse!  1969/1974  comp. by Grachan Moncur III, w/ Grachan Moncur III on trombone  2:36:35 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Archie Shepp 
We Have Come Back (Part 2)   Options Live at the Panafrican Festival  BYG Actuel  1971  rec. with Algerian & Touareg Musicians, 1969  2:48:54 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm doctorjazz:

Very interesting album covers...
Hi Flash! (beating the rush)
Avatar 5:34pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doc! you're early but come on in make yourself at home
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm doctorjazz:

Get the best seat this way! :)
Avatar 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Hope we're all ready for some nutritious free jazz before we get to our dubby treats tonight
Avatar 7:05pm northguineahills:

I always have loved the Actuel album covers...
Avatar 7:06pm Mayuko:

Good evening, Flash Strap and everyone!
Avatar 7:07pm Flash Strap:

Hi NGH! I agree, I always like the way they crop the cover image but have a full splash on the back – and all great photography of course.

This was probably the first BYG LP I ever bought... either that or the Shepp on the page over there.

Hi Mayuko!
Avatar 7:10pm Flash Strap:

Mr. Moncur is so cool, if only just for being a trombonist free jazz bandleader, which is pretty much singularly rare

the splash on the back of New Africa, for reference: img.discogs.com...
  7:12pm Dave in Vermont on the phone:

Oh most excellent he gods of sound
Avatar 7:15pm Flash Strap:

Hi Dave! Yes

mostly Roscoe Mitchell on sax here, I think. Archie Shepp is on this record, but not on this track at all. Alan Silva on bass, Andrew Cyrille on drums, and everpresent on these recordings is Dave Burrell on piano
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm doctorjazz:

Always had a thing for Dave Burrell, has lots of range. (rest of the crew is great as well)
Avatar 7:19pm Flash Strap:

much agreed. he's on a lot of the stuff we'll hear tonight. at least, all the BYG Actuel sessions we'll hear tonight, mostly towards the end of the show
Avatar 7:21pm Flash Strap:

had to play this track too! I figure, I've got the side cued up, how could I not play Space Spy? one of the best, or at least coolest, cuts from the period IMO
  7:23pm Dave in Vermont on the phone:

I just watched Samurai Spy last night
Avatar 7:24pm Flash Strap:

Oh shit, how was it?
Avatar 7:31pm Flash Strap:

Just started listening to these recordings, the Arkestra is really in great, soulful form
Avatar 7:56pm Flash Strap:

This whole LP is pure TNT
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm melinda:

howdy chums
Avatar 8:06pm coelacanth∅:

Yes I Roy!
hi Evan and Explorers
Avatar 8:06pm Flash Strap:

Wonderful to see you Melinda
Avatar 8:08pm Flash Strap:

Yes Coelacanth!

guitar on Woman's Dub is so righteous
Avatar 8:09pm coelacanth∅:

-was it I Roy who did the toasting version of "take warning"? (i was trying to think of this yesterday for 1/2 the day)
Avatar 8:09pm Flash Strap:

everything about Perry's mixing on this record is righteous. totally ruthless, abrupt, poetic. somehow spare & wholly psychedelic
Avatar 8:10pm Flash Strap:

not sure but i'll check for ya and play it sometime
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Oh hell yeah.
Avatar 8:12pm Flash Strap:

Rev Rab in the Room! Hello friend!
Avatar 8:18pm Flash Strap:

great art: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 8:23pm Flash Strap:

Squeakin' with Scratch
Avatar 8:26pm Flash Strap:

John Smith really did give Pocahontas fever, of course
Avatar 8:33pm Little Danny:

Just got home and scrambling to get my shit together but I'm listening and already riveted! Also, hi Flash, all!
Avatar 8:36pm Flash Strap:

Hi LD!
Avatar 8:38pm northguineahills:

Trinity is one of the top deejay toasters IMHO.
Avatar 8:39pm Flash Strap:

this song is soooo wild
Avatar 8:40pm Flash Strap:

completely agree, NGH. it would be true even if he'd only done this one album
Avatar 8:49pm Flash Strap:

That's Gussie Pablo on melodica, of course
Avatar 8:56pm coelacanth∅:

Evan i found what i asked you about before and it's U Roy. ("way down south")
-one of my favorite toasts. i just had to remember which comp album i have it on. (i'm not home so i couldn't just look at them)
Avatar 8:58pm coelacanth∅:

"Gussie"! i wonder if anyone else calls him that!
Avatar 9:02pm coelacanth∅:

so was outcry re-released as a mutabaruka album? or are they 2 different albums?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06pm Uncle Michael:

good evening
Avatar 9:12pm coelacanth∅:

(duh, never mind. i misread and thought the album was outcry, not the track)
Avatar 9:15pm Flash Strap:

I gotta check that out, C. And there is a Mutabaruka LP called Outcry, which has what I presume is a rerecorded version of the track "Outcry", but I've sadly never heard it
Avatar 9:15pm Flash Strap:

Good evening Uncle!
Avatar 9:17pm coelacanth∅:

i have that on cassette, or vinyl (i don't remember) i could digitize it and send it along, if you'd like.
Avatar 9:20pm Flash Strap:

This is an insanely beautiful thing that develops sublimely, some of the most lovely free jazz BYG had the pleasure of putting out. Once again, the lineup here:

Alto Saxophone, Flute – Roscoe Mitchell
Bass – Alan Silva
Cornet – Clifford Thornton
Drums – Sunny Murray
Engineer – Claude Jauvert
Gong, Tambourine, Bells – Arthur Jones
Piano – Dave Burrell
Tenor Saxophone – Archie Shepp
Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Kenneth Terroade
Timpani [Tympani], Bells – Earl Freeman
Trombone – Grachan Moncur III
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Lester Bowie
Xylophone [Belafon], Bells – Malachi Favors
Voice, Bells – Jeanne Lee
Avatar 9:21pm Flash Strap:

if you ever get a chance I'd love that, C.
Avatar 9:25pm coelacanth∅:

it'll be a pleasure - just, it may wait until i either move (again) or rearrange my bedroom. (i never finished wiring everything up since i last moved -as i've yet to feel settled and comfortable in my new space)
Avatar 9:26pm Flash Strap:

all the time you need, I'll just be here never getting tired of Check It!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26pm Uncle Michael:

This Sunny Murray is amazing.
Avatar 9:27pm Flash Strap:

I agree Uncle
Avatar 9:32pm coelacanth∅:

Flash, i think check it! is his finest. (of the ones i've heard)

and -what Uncle M said
Avatar 9:34pm Flash Strap:

I agree, C., though I also really like Any Which Way... Freedom
Avatar 9:35pm Flash Strap:

Sometimes Sun Ra has these just impossibly cool doo wop harmonies
Avatar 9:38pm Flash Strap:

another great lineup, including Mr. Grachan Moncur III playing on his own composition:
Baritone Saxophone – Charles Davis
Bass – Walter Booker
Drums – Beaver Harris
Piano – Dave Burrell
Tenor Saxophone, Vocals – Archie Shepp
Trombone – Grachan Moncur III
Trumpet – Jimmy Owens
Avatar 9:40pm Flash Strap:

slightly more propulsive and succinct than Moncur's original version from the top of the show
Avatar 9:41pm Little Danny:

Kwanza was the very first Shepp LP I owned. It is highly pleasurable to hear it again.
Avatar 9:44pm Flash Strap:

It's such a good one, LD! Maybe the first time I ever really noticed Leon Thomas was on that LP, on Spoo Pee Doo. Bakai is a heeeavy track too

For years I was obsessed with Shepp, he was my favorite hornblower
Avatar 9:47pm Flash Strap:

Beaver is SLAMMING on this track
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, Evan.
Avatar 9:55pm Little Danny:

That was an even-more-awesome-than-usual mic set, Flash. You're a pro.
Avatar 9:55pm Flash Strap:

Thanks all, night night
Avatar 9:55pm Little Danny:

Also, thanks! And great show!
Avatar 9:56pm coelacanth∅:

i just remembered that i shamefully forgot that Archie Shepp's "magic of ju-ju" album must've been my stepping stone toward what (via David Ware, especially) turned into a full-on love of free jazz.
Avatar 9:56pm Flash Strap:

Thank you, UM

Oh my, and thank YOU, Danny!
Avatar 9:56pm Little Danny:

have a seat why dontcha: wfmu.org...
Avatar 9:57pm Flash Strap:

Magic of Juju is so fuckin good, it's about time I played it on the show just for old time's sake
  9:58pm Doug Schulkind:

Miraculous soundmaking, Mr Flash!
Avatar 9:59pm Flash Strap:

Oh hi Doug! thank you sir!
Avatar 10:00pm coelacanth∅:

Damn, what a show, Evan! Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

A rich repast. TY.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47am doctorjazz:

Had to leave last night, checked out the end of the show in the archives, great stuff, Flash, thanks!
  12:08am Diego:

Interesting covers!
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