Thursday, May 27, 2010

Pan-African Hour: Syllart vs. Soundway (May 26, 2010)

DJ Hey Turkey Sandwich and DJ Ride the Lightning start the show off with a short spotlight on our favorite African-Canadian, K'Naan, before going into a face-off between two of our favorite record labels: Syllart and Soundway. Quite an eclectic show, from traditional Malian music to Congolese Rumba, featuring music by K'Naan, Chubb Rock, Geraldo Pino, Empire Bakuba, Sir Valentino, Ensemble Instrumental de Guinee, Dr.K. Gyasi and his Noble Kings, Soundioulou Cissokho and Mahawa Kouyate, Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination, and Fanta Damba. Music from the Syllart albums: Mali:One Day on the Radio, Guinee: Cultural Revolution, Congo 70: Rumba Rock, and Senegal: The Teranga Spirit, and the Soundway albums: Afro Baby, Geraldo Pino and his Heartbeats-Afro Soca Live, Panama!3, and Ghana Special. All Syllart albums are from their African Pearls series. These record labels are great, so buy their albums!

Eat My Country: Banjo

May 26th episode of Eat My Country. Focusing on banjo music, we play some West African, some cottin pickin, some claw hammer and some old man stammer. Featuring Jayme Stone & Mansa Sissoko-Dakar, Fred Eaglesmith and the Flathead Noodlers-Do You Love Me Know, The Country Gentlemen-Red Rocking Chair, Jimmie Strothers-Cripple Creek, The Sadies-Choosing To Fly, The Cox Family-I Am Weary Let Me Rest, Fred-Eaglesmith and the Flathead Noodlers-No Sorrow No More, Willie Chapman-Jaw Bone, B.F Shelton-Darling Cora, United Steel Workers of Montreal-Lorelei, Hobart Smith-Banging Breakdown, Bill Cornett-Born In Old Kentucky, Clarence Ashley-Naomi Wise, Fred Eaglesmith and the Flathead Noodlers-Rooster Fight, Lake Of Stew-Hey Bully and the Carolina Chocolate Drops- Cornbread and Butterbeans.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Eat My Country: The Sadies

Episode from May 19th 2010. Just for Alberta Bertha, it's a special on the Sadies! She really loves them, so we play songs off almost all of their albums, including their album that just came out- Darker Circles. Also, Sadies collaboration with Neko Case and their side project the Unintended.Yeah Sadies!

Pan-African Hour: Carribean Music (May 19, 2010)

Music from Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Trinidad, and more! Featuring music by Frederick McQueen, Rev W. G. McPhee, St. Vincent Latinaires, Seignor Filikwe et Ses Jours, Anzala, Dolor, Velo, Joseph Spence, The Pinder Family, Lord Melody, Kobo Town, Abasenthe Beausolei, and Nemours Jean-Baptiste.

Friday, May 21, 2010

HHSOPB: Gifts Unlimited Rhymes Universal

Originally aired May 9th, 2010, on CJSR 88.5 fm in Edmonton. Spooky Luk is back in the house, kickin' of the first half of the show with the good ol' global hip hop. In the second half we be rockin' it Gang Starr style, playin' a cross section of hip hop from Guru's career in tribute to a true legend of hip hop who sadly passed away on April 19th, 2010.

HHSOPB: Time for a Kemo Treatment

Originally aired May 2nd, 2010 on CJSR 88.5 fm in Edmonton, AB. Spooky Luk was away in Van City, so Ranking B brought in some special guests, Edmonton's own Kemo Treats. Promoting their new album "Straight Gold" and a whole lot o' tings I still don't fully understand, we rocked some auto tune, and got a very special &...old telephone caller. Check it out cuz "It's Gold!"

Sunday, May 16, 2010

HHSOPB: European to the Fiji Islands

Originally aired April 25th, 2010 on CJSR 88.5 fm in Edmonton, AB. Another tack in the map as we pump some Fijian hip hop for the first time ever on Hip Hop Spread On Planet Bread. Spooky Luk comin' with a European Hip Hop profile, and some Venezuelan raps for good measure.
...On another note, HHSoPB has officially released a global hip hop mixtape, compiled and mixed entirely by Ranking B and DJ Spooky Luk. Its called "Hungry Hungry Hip Hop Volume 1" and is sure to be the first of many, so keep ya eyes & ears open.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

HHSOPB: Holdning it Down

Originally aired April 18, 2010 on CJSR 88.5 fm in Edmonton,AB. Shouts to K'naan for winnin' a Juno, some Franglais 'ip 'op, J-Hop, Chilean groove's and a bunch of B's favorites from around the globe.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pan-African Hour: Big Band! (May 12, 2010)

On this episode we rock big band music from Cuba, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Columbia, Jamaica, South Africa and Guinea. Big brass and woodwind sections, along with pianos, guitars, and lots of percussion. Its the international impact of swing music on styles such as Cumbia, South African Jazz, and Highlife. Special guest, DJ Dizzy (AKA: Shamair) joins us. Music by Augusto Coen and His Golden Casino Orchestra, Beny More, Dolly Rathebe, Bembeya Jazz, Tabu Ley Rochereau and Sam Mangwana, Stan Plange and the Uhuru Dance Band, Lito Barrientos y su Orquesta, La Sonora Cienaguera, The Skatalites, and Mulatu Astake.

Eat My Country: Murder Ballads and Disaster Songs

Straight up, this show is about being at the mercy of machines, nature and man. And to illustrate hardships we had Polly Prairie as a guest to tells us what it's like to live underground, 6 feet that is... so that we could thanks that we ain't. Also you'll hear our friendly towny 'Yocal Ono' hootin' and given his two cents in the background.

Birmingham Jug Band Bill Wilson
William & Versey Smith When that Great Ship Went Down
Hi Henry Brown & Charlie Jordan Titanic Blues
Stan Rogers Northwest Passage
Corb Lund Band Spanish Armada
Elder Curry Memphis Flu
Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie When the Levee Breaks
W.A. Lindsey & Alvin Condor Boll Weavil
Lake Of Stew Such Is Life
United Steel Workers of Montreal The Ballad of Mary Gallagher
Clarence Ashley Naomi Wise
B.F. Shelton Darling Cora
Grayson & Whitter Tom Dooley

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Eat My Country: Cajun

Cinco de Mayo, 2010. This episode is all Cajun (even though Bertha says it's just 'Zydeco' in the intro..) Plus it's the return of Betha, hot off the farm! We spin shizzle from French East coast Canada, to deep south Louisiana. Hand-clappin, foot-stompin, fiddle playin, accordion squeezin blacken music. Delicious! FeaturingMrs. Rodney Fruge, Joseph Falcon
Benoit Benoit , Amedee Ardoin & Dennis McGee, Preston Frank's Swallow Band, La Bottine Souriante, Wallace "Cheese" Read, Clifton Chenier, The Balfa Freres, Jean-Claude Mirandette, Mrs. Odeus Guillory, Edius Nacquin, Gabrielle Bouthillier, Amede Ardoin,Hackberry Ramblers, Marianne Galant.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

HHSOPB: Technicolor Rap Sandwich

Originally aired on April 11th, 2010. Dj Spooky Luc and Ranking B pull out all the stops and many differant styles in this episode. From stripped down West African desert beats to super digital UK raps, from tabla influenced Indonesia to jazz influenced Eshod Ibn Wyza (Canada), China to Chile, Japan to Senegal & back to Jakarta, we bring you a colorful mix of Global Hip Hop, so you best check it yo!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Pan-African Hour: Cumbia Cumbia Cumbia! (May 5th, 2010)

A frightening episode of the PAH as DJ Cumbia CUMBIA Cumbia and DJ Cumbia Cumbia CUMBIA walk through a haunted house full of zombies, skeletons, murder and...cumbia music from Columbia and Panama! Aieeee! Featuring music by Oumar Ndiaye Xosluman, Soledad, Romulo Caicedo, Los Guacharacos, Henry Castro, Los Correleros De Majagual, Los Cumbiamberos de Pacheco, Chico Cervantes, La Sonora Dinamita, Amalia Delgado, Yin Carrizo, Jaime Llano Gonzales,and Cristobal Perez Y Su Conjunto, from the albums Cumbia Cumbia 2, Panama!3, and The Rough Guide to Cumbia.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

HHSOPB: H.O.T. & Bothered

I should have posted this before the last one but whatevah. Originally aired Mar. 21, 2010 on CJSR fm 88.5 in Edmonton. Quebec, Mexico, Russia, Greece, UK and more. Spooky Luc and Ranking B 'pon tha mics, rockin' ya sunday night

HHSOPB: Ground Shakin' Beats

Originally aired on CJSR fm 88.5 in Edmonton, AB on Mar.28, 2010. Spooky Luc in the booth solo style. Spotlight on Chilean Hip Hop to mark one month since the Chilean earthquake. Also East Africa vs. West Africa, and some Canadian hip-hop.