Monday, May 10, 2010


Two members of the Columbian band Bomba Estereo chill out in a field of golden weeds while on a U.S. tour late last year. Check out Bomba Estereo's blend of electronica, cumbia and MIA-like rap. Time to start compiling the summer soundtrack? Start with Bomba Estereo's Blow Up.


Sleepwalking Through the Mekong/ DENGE FEVER (’05, Escape From Dragon House) [USA/Cambodia]

Els Nens Sense Memoria/ ALMASALA (’06, Eloh) [Spain]

Bob/ OTTO (’99, Samba Pra Burro) [Brazil]

Tew Ante Sew/ GIGI (Ejigayehu Shibabaw) (’01, Gigi) [Ethiopia]

Aynali Koruk/ FERYAL ONEY (’06, Bulutlar Gecer) [Turkey]

Do-Li-Do/ ENSEMBLE PIN (’08 comp., Believer Music Issue) [Bulgaria]

Cala Cala/ DJ DOLORES (’08, 1 Real) [Brazil]

La Boquilla/ BOMBA ESTEREO (’09, Blow Up) [Columbia]

Coulibaly/ AMADOU & MARIAM (’04, Dimanche a Bamako) [Mali]

Imazeghen N Adagh/ TINARIWEN (’09, Imidiwan: Companions) [Mali]

Ngamen/ JUSTIN ADAMS & JELDEH CAMARA (’07, Soul Science) [UK/ Ghana]

Vanereva Nepasipo/ OLIVER MTUKUDZI (’03, Tsivo) [Zimbabwe]

Inel Inel De Aur/ SHNATEL VS. RONA HARTNER & DJ CLICK (’05, The Edge of Heaven) [Germany/ Romania/ France]

Bossa Cubanan/ LOS ZAFIROS (’99, Bossa Cubana) [Cuba]

Sorte/ CESARIA EVORA (’99, Café Atlantico) [Cape Verde]

A Minha Menina/ OS MUTANTES (’68, ’99 collection, Everything is Possible) [Brazil]

Serbian Cocek/ A HAWK AND A HACKSAW (’07, A Hawk and a Hacksaw and The Hun Hangar Ensemble) [USA/ Hungary/ UK]

Sunday, May 9, 2010

B.W.'s PLAYLIST/ KHSU, 90.5/ SAT., 8 MAY 2010

Songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David, like other great songwriting teams of the 1960's (such as Barry/Greenwich, Hayes/Porter and Leiber/Stoller, to name a few), created an amazing string of hits, most notably for Dionne Warwick. What do you get when you fall in love? Pneumonia, apparently.

Don’t Make Me Over/ DIONNE WARWICK (’62)

The Look of Love (single version)/ ISAAC HAYES (’70, To Be Continued)+

Do You Know the Way to San Jose/ FREEDY JOHNSTON (’08, My Favorite Waste of Time)+

Always Something There to Remind Me/ JIM O’ROURKE (w/ THURSTON MOORE) (’10, All Kinds of People)*+

(They Long to Be) Close to You/ THE CRANBERRIES (’94, If I Were a Carpenter)+

I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself/ ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS (’78, Live Stiffs)+

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head/ SHONEN KNIFE (‘98, What the World Needs Now: Big Deal Recording Artists Perform The Songs Of Burt Bacharach)+

Ruler of My Heart/ SCOUT NIBLETT (’05, Comes With a Smile comp., Vol. 14)

+songs by Burt Bacharach & Hal David

Money/ SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS (’10, I Learned It the Hard Way)*

I’m Just Trying to Break Your Heart/ JC BROOKS & THE UPTOWN SOUND (’10, single)

Night Time/ THE STRANGELOVES (’65)

Ride Your Pony/ LEE DORSEY (’66, Ride Your Pony)

Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’/ CRAZY ELEPHANT (’69)

Psychotic Reaction/ THE COUNT FIVE (’66)

Friendly Ghost/ HARLEM (’10, Hippies)*

I Get So Excited/ GENTLEMAN JESSE (’08, self titled)

I Want You Around (single version)/ (’78, Road to Ruin)

Satellite/ THE REPLACEMENTS (’89, ’97 collection, All For Nothing, Nothing For All)

Crash Years/ THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS (’10, Together)*

So You Know Now/ AMY RIGBY (’05, Little Fugitive)

Days/ THE KINKS (’68, The Kinks Are the Village Preservation Society)

Hopscotch/ COCOROSIE (’10, Grey Oceans)*

Home/ ALEXI MURDOCH (’06, Time Without Consequence)

The Sixties/ T-BONE BURNETT (’83, Proof Through the Night)

Anyone’s Ghost/ THE NATIONAL (’10, High Violet)*

Ted Williams/ THE BASEBALL PROJECT (’08, Vol. 1 Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails)

Anarchy in the UK/ THE SEX PISTOLS (’77, Never Mind the Bullocks)

You Got Me Hummin’/ THE REIGNING SOUND (’04, Too Much Guitar)

Sugar Kane/ SONIC YOUTH (’92, Dirty)

*new or recent release