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Options July 5, 2018: Freedom Death Dance / Class & Subject

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
  Intro          
Archie Shepp  Invocation: Ballad For A Child   Options Attica Blues  1972  Narr.: William Kunstler  0:00:47 (Pop‑up)
The Coup  Not Yet Free   Options Kill My Landlord  1993    0:01:18 (Pop‑up)
The Coup  The Coup   Options Kill My Landlord  1993    0:06:47 (Pop‑up)
Archie Shepp  Attica Blues Part One   Options Attica Blues Big Band, Live at the Palais des Glaces  1979    0:11:12 (Pop‑up)
Archie Shepp  Attica Blues   Options Attica Blues  1972    0:15:37 (Pop‑up)
Archie Shepp  Invocation: Attica Blues   Options Attica Blues  1972  Narr.: William Kunstler  0:20:52 (Pop‑up)
The Coup  Fat Cats, Bigga Fish   Options Genocide and Juice  1994    0:21:33 (Pop‑up)
The Coup  Pimps (Free Stylin at the Fortune 500 Club)   Options Genocide and Juice  1994    0:26:37 (Pop‑up)
The Lightmen  Free As You Wanna Be   Options Free As You Wanna Be  1970    0:31:40 (Pop‑up)
Eugene McDaniels   Freedom Death Dance   Options Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse  1971    0:39:58 (Pop‑up)
Clifford Thornton  Right On!   Options The Panther and the Lash  1971    0:44:11 (Pop‑up)
The Coup  Dig It!   Options Kill My Landlord  1993    0:47:38 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Don Cherry 
Rappin' Recipe (Instrumental)   Options Home Boy (Sister Out)      0:51:44 (Pop‑up)
Don Cherry  Alphabet City   Options Home Boy (Sister Out)  1985    1:00:59 (Pop‑up)
Don Cherry  Benoego   Options Home Boy (Sister Out)  1985  (bonus)  1:04:27 (Pop‑up)
Steel An' Skin  Acid Rain   Options Acid Rain  1984    1:07:31 (Pop‑up)
Steel An' Skin  Afro Punk Reggae (Dub)   Options Reggae Is Here Once Again 12"  1979    1:15:58 (Pop‑up)
Steel An' Skin  Fire In Soweto   Options Reggae Is Here Once Again 12"  1979    1:22:33 (Pop‑up)
Mushapata  Zambe Aponiyo   Options Saba-Saba Fighting 12"  1980-84    1:26:39 (Pop‑up)
Mushapata  Mudongo Wangu   Options Saba-Saba Fighting 12"  1980-84    1:32:19 (Pop‑up)
Keith Hudson  Class and Subject   Options The Hudson Affair - Keith Hudson And Friends  1969-1975    1:36:24 (Pop‑up)
I-Roy  Jah Lion Jungle   Options The Hudson Affair - Keith Hudson And Friends  1969-1975    1:39:09 (Pop‑up)
Earl Flute & Keith Hudson  The Betrayer   Options The Hudson Affair - Keith Hudson And Friends  1969-1975    1:42:02 (Pop‑up)
Earl Flute & Horace Andy  Peter and Judas   Options The Hudson Affair - Keith Hudson And Friends  1969-1975    1:44:46 (Pop‑up)
Augustus Pablo  Satan Side Version (aka Kiss 14)   Options The Hudson Affair - Keith Hudson And Friends  1969-1975    1:47:16 (Pop‑up)
Keith Hudson  Fight On Fight On   Options The Hudson Affair - Keith Hudson And Friends  1969-1975    1:49:46 (Pop‑up)
Keith Hudson  Jean You Change Everything   Options The Hudson Affair - Keith Hudson And Friends  1969-1975    1:51:28 (Pop‑up)
The Chuckles  Class and Subject Version   Options The Hudson Affair - Keith Hudson And Friends  1969-1975    1:53:42 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Keith Hudson 
Black Heart   Options Pick a Dub      1:55:31 (Pop‑up)
Amiri Baraka, Leroi Jones w/ David Murray & Steve McCall  Class Struggle in Music I   Options New Music – New Poetry  1982    2:04:35 (Pop‑up)
Max Roach – Archie Shepp  Sweet Mao - 3. Le Commencement   Options Force – Sweet Mao – Sud Afrika 76  1976    2:08:26 (Pop‑up)
Brother D  Clappers Power   Options Clappers Power 12"  1987    2:25:09 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Gilliom  Gimme A Break   Options Bobby Gilliom - Gimme A Break / Clappa Club - A Dub Break 12"  1983    2:29:15 (Pop‑up)
Gil Scott-Heron   Re-Ron   Options Re-Ron 12"  1984    2:35:06 (Pop‑up)
Advanced Workers with the Anti-Imperialist Singers  You Was Dancin Need To Be Marchin So You Can Dance Some More Later   Options You Was Dancin Need To Be Marchin So You Can Dance Some More Later / Better Red Let Others Be Dead 7"  1977?  Amiri Baraka  2:41:33 (Pop‑up)
Archie Shepp  Ballad for a Child   Options Attica Blues  1972    2:45:33 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers  
The Freedom Rider   Options The Freedom Rider  1964    2:49:36 (Pop‑up)
The Jaynetts  I Wanted To Be Free   Options Zell's Girls: J&S, Zell's, Baton And Dice Recordings 1955-1970      2:57:40 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 5:06pm Flash Strap:

¡Compañeros!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:12pm chresti:

Glad tidings Simpaticos! (in advance)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:48pm doctorjazz:

Slightly early greetings!
Avatar 6:53pm Flash Strap:

hello and hello, dear friends! just getting warmed up here, about to start and glad to have Chresti and Doc Jazz with me from the jump
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm listener james from westwood:

Evening, all!!
Avatar 7:01pm Little Danny:

Hey Evan, hey all
Avatar 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Hi hi LD, LJW!
Avatar 7:03pm northguineahills:

The Coup, nice early 90s hiphop (the second golden age, in ITHO of Billy Jam)
Avatar 7:03pm Flash Strap:

Boots is my #1
Avatar 7:03pm Flash Strap:

Hi NGH!
Avatar 7:05pm Flash Strap:

lyrical masterclass
Avatar 7:06pm hyde:

hiya
  7:06pm JtotheK:

Didn’t I read that Boots recently directed a feature film?
Hi everyone!
Avatar 7:08pm hyde:

@JtotheK yeah, it's called Sorry to Bother You
Avatar 7:08pm Flash Strap:

Hi Hyde!

Hi J_K, yeah, I really hope it's as good as the hype, which has it being extremely excellent
  7:09pm JtotheK:

Yep, that was it! Thanks for jogging my memory... will have to check the film out. (Eventually.)
Avatar 7:12pm northguineahills:

That Trump reference reminds me that my extreme right-wing uncle that he knew Trump was a Shyster back in the 80s due to being an IBM exec, he's GOP, but a never Trumper....
Avatar 7:13pm Flash Strap:

great vocal by Irene Datcher on this
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'The poor man's idea of a rich man.'
Unfortunately - that's the ticket to victory...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm chresti:

I was about to ask../
Avatar 7:14pm Flash Strap:

Hey RevRab!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

This fellow's always up for agitation... :
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Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...dayum...I guess this was the take!...
  7:18pm zonk ludlow:

Morning all (Aus time). Been absent in the flesh for a bit, but overjoyed to be tuning in today in real time.
  7:18pm chresti:

This one has a ball of confusion feel to it
Avatar 7:18pm Flash Strap:

Hiya Zonk! great to see ya pal
Avatar 7:19pm Flash Strap:

@Chresti: so true, yeah
Avatar 7:19pm Flash Strap:

really is one of Shepp's coolest numbers, this
Avatar 7:19pm Flash Strap:

red-hot from start to finish
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:20pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...all out of Gospel...MavisStaples being immolated...
Avatar 7:23pm Flash Strap:

this track is a deceptively thorough piece of class-conscious writing with a denoument to die for
Avatar 7:29pm Flash Strap:

hell yes, petroleum wars
Avatar 7:29pm hyde:

i somehow missed The Coup completely. cool stuff
Avatar 7:30pm Flash Strap:

this next part is revolting
Avatar 7:31pm Flash Strap:

@Hyde: the first two records are in constant rotation around here
Avatar 7:31pm northguineahills:

Definitely proto-chap-hop!
Avatar 7:33pm northguineahills:

Ok, leaving work, thanks Evan!
Avatar 7:33pm Flash Strap:

my great pleasure NGH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Nice kinda - Miles X Masekela ?
Avatar 7:35pm Little Danny:

Lightmen yes! Amazing this happened entirely in Houston
Avatar 7:35pm Flash Strap:

yeah, unique sound! from Texas
Avatar 7:36pm Flash Strap:

totally agree, LD
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

('LoveSupreme' riff.)
Avatar 7:37pm Flash Strap:

Bubbha Thomas just amazing on drums here
Avatar 7:38pm hyde:

@RevRab i almost spit my beer out when Ronnie Laws quoted John Coltrane
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Fecking great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Overall 'BitchesBrew' thang w/ the gittar - & then this arranged horn section...so kewl...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

DAYUM
  7:41pm JtotheK:

Great Eugene McD Record!
Avatar 7:41pm Flash Strap:

god this is Eugene McDaniels at his most brilliant
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm chresti:

nice title
Avatar 7:43pm Flash Strap:

i love how early Eugene McDaniels sounds a lot like young Scott Walker – and then they both took their hard turns to left/avant garde material
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...just as episode of Beatle obsessive podcast comes up w/ review of 'Sometime in NYC' (w/ ''Attica State & so on) :
www.facebook.com...

...huh - like the Walker side of GilScottH...
Avatar 7:45pm Flash Strap:

such a great record, really cool cover: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 7:49pm Flash Strap:

they did a good video for this track, btw
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I think JimMorrison would dig being sampled/?/referenced (doors' version 'BackDoorMan')...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm Asheville Jon:

i've really been enjoying the show so far.
Avatar 8:00pm Flash Strap:

Hi Jon! glad to hear it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm melinda:

hi chums
Avatar 8:03pm hyde:

hey melinda!
Avatar 8:03pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda!
Avatar 8:04pm Flash Strap:

i meant to mention this, but what makes this record interesting even when it's not too great is that its obviously influenced by no wave / 4th world / david byrne
Avatar 8:06pm Flash Strap:

lookin' out my window at an incredible double rainbow
  8:06pm zonk ludlow:

A real Sly & Robbie feel also happening here.
Avatar 8:08pm Flash Strap:

yeah
Avatar 8:12pm Flash Strap:

this is not a subtle song, and I like that just fine
  8:18pm zonk ludlow:

A lot of humankind is in need of a severe brow beating right now so a lack of subtlety is totally in order. Middle section resembles John Cooper Clark fronting a calypso steel band which floats my boat.
Avatar 8:19pm Flash Strap:

big agree, Zonk
Avatar 8:22pm Flash Strap:

this track is cool as hell
  8:25pm zonk ludlow:

These guys are new to me. A big tip of the hat Flash, loving it.
Avatar 8:26pm Flash Strap:

all the tracks of theirs I've played are on an EM reissue / comp that's also called Reggae Is Here Once Again, btw
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:27pm Uncle Michael:

good evening
Avatar 8:27pm Flash Strap:

Hey there, UM!
Avatar 8:28pm Flash Strap:

this whole Mushapata EP is heavy as hell, extremely worth looking into its reissue as well
  8:29pm zonk ludlow:

Cheers Flash, already tracked a copy down.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm Uncle Michael:

Mishpuchah EP?
Avatar 8:30pm Flash Strap:

we're all mishpocheh here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:31pm chresti:

viva shapata!
Avatar 8:36pm Flash Strap:

great cover, btw: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 8:37pm Flash Strap:

"In my class, you're a subject"

this is a killer fucking lyric
Avatar 8:41pm Flash Strap:

A little riddimology in this sequence
Avatar 8:45pm hyde:

woo, love this
Avatar 8:46pm Flash Strap:

Hudson is such a top guy
Avatar 8:48pm hyde:

yep
Avatar 8:48pm Flash Strap:

what a shambling, loose production this is
Avatar 8:49pm Flash Strap:

sounds like it was a normal single that got haunted
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm chresti:

house of the rising sun
Avatar 8:54pm Flash Strap:

oh, true
Avatar 8:54pm Flash Strap:

never noticed that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm chresti:

on Jean...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm chresti:

hard hitting roots rocking dub
Avatar 9:09pm Little Danny:

Man I clearly need more Amiri - this is great
Avatar 9:10pm Flash Strap:

that's weird, I was just thinking today that you might have been the one who sent that to me, because it showed up in my library at the same time as that Jazz Eschatology
Avatar 9:10pm Flash Strap:

but yeah, he has some great stuff!
Avatar 9:10pm Little Danny:

Nope, can't claim credit for bringing it to yer attention
Avatar 9:13pm Flash Strap:

well remind me to send it to you
Avatar 9:15pm Flash Strap:

actually, here's where I got it: streamsofexpression.blogspot.com...
Avatar 9:15pm Flash Strap:

some of these I also have full albums for, but not New Music – New Poetry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16pm doctorjazz:

Like this Roach/Shepp duo... Roach did some other interesting duets, with Cecil Taylor, and Diz. Have those, this is the first I'm hearing this one. Cool!
Avatar 9:17pm Flash Strap:

Dollar Brand as well, I think. I love that about Roach
Avatar 9:18pm Flash Strap:

cover: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 9:18pm Little Danny:

Holy crap, thanks! Funny I was just cross-referencing the New York Art Quartet LP shown at the top of that blog
Avatar 9:19pm Flash Strap:

my pleasure!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21pm doctorjazz:

Late day ,time to head home, thanks for the music Flash!
Avatar 9:22pm Flash Strap:

my pleasure Doc!
Avatar 9:22pm hyde:

this record is aces
Avatar 9:23pm Flash Strap:

yeah, it's just so powerful
Avatar 9:27pm Flash Strap:

I wish Brother D made more records. he's so crystal clear
Avatar 9:30pm Flash Strap:

this is another Clappers release. cool label
Avatar 9:37pm Flash Strap:

I always thought this track was similar but clearly inferior to "B-Movie", but it's great on its own merits anyway
  9:41pm zonk ludlow:

Love anything by GSH, but this is classic with what sounds like Tackhead as his backing band.
Avatar 9:42pm Flash Strap:

yeah it's a wacky ass production
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45pm chresti:

I'm not familiar with Clappers, I see a couple familiar names, (Yabby U, Nicodemus...)
  9:45pm zonk ludlow:

Bill Laswell no less.
Avatar 9:46pm Flash Strap:

oh that's right! yeah, Bill Laswell
Avatar 9:46pm Flash Strap:

Bernie Worrell too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm chresti:

on GSH?
Avatar 9:48pm Flash Strap:

Clappers was a reggae label, highly politically-oriented, pretty marxist/maoist, that also did some early hip hop, inc. the landmark Brother D single, How We Gonna Make the Black Nation Rise?
Avatar 9:49pm Flash Strap:

yeah, Laswell and Worrell on that wild GSH track
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50pm chresti:

Rebel Rasta music
Avatar 9:52pm hyde:

thanks!
Avatar 9:52pm northguineahills:

Got here just in time!
Avatar 9:52pm northguineahills:

Got here just in time!
Avatar 9:52pm northguineahills:

Got here just in time!
Avatar 9:56pm Little Danny:

Brilliant show mate
Avatar 9:57pm Little Danny:

Yes! Please do join us thusly: wfmu.org...
  9:57pm zonk ludlow:

Cheers Flash for a truly wonderful 3 hours, totally engrossing. See ya next week.
Avatar 9:58pm Flash Strap:

thanks brothers and sisters, it was an honor as ever
Avatar 7:37am Brian in UK:

Hello Flash. My favourite Keith Hudson is Brand, got a white label copy, it just drifts you along.
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