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2021/01/24 / tocovava

air pOwer january 23, 2021

PLAYLIST

WILLIE TEE – liberty bell

MIDWIFE – s.w.im.

ALOGTE OHO AND HIS SOUNDS OF JOY – alleme timba

LEONARD CHARLES – township heavy

FAZE-O – riding high

BILL SLAYBACK – move over babe, here comes henry

BUCK MEEK – candle

ADRIANNE LENKER – heavy focus

무지개 퀸텟 MUJIGAE QUINTET – 멋쟁이 아가씨 she’s so cool

YMA SUMAC – medicine man

GEOLOGIST & ROBERT MILLIS – distant duos track

FLORENCE ABOONI – mam pe’ela su’ure

GIOVANNI LOGAN – mantu

THE LEE KONITZ QUARTET  – sunday

SIBUSILE XABA WITH NAFTALI, FAKAZILE NKOSI, ASHK – umdali*

HANAI  RANI – rurka

CLARICE JENSEN – fishing

FERRANTE & TEICHER – aflame

MELISSA MARY AHERN – hard luck in love

MAX ROACH FEATURING ABBEY LINCOLN – triptych: prayer/protest/peace

JAUBI – figaro

MINOR SECONDS – floating oracle

RACHEL KIEL – sincere

KALI MALONE – excerpt from sacrificial code

SIBUSILE XABA WITH NAFTALI, FAKAZILE NKOSI, & ASHK – umdali*

WILLIAM PARKER – baldwin

COH – opiate stills

DAVID DOUGAN/GILMORE TAMNY – distant duos track

THE SEEKERS – i’ll never find another you

* Yes, yOur hOst played the same song twice. Umdali is that good. And it was a salute to The Electrifying Mojo and The Midnight Funk Association. When Purple Rain came out he played the album in full, straight through. Then, he flipped it over and started with Let’s Go Crazy and all of side one again (at least that’s how I remember it.) Was thinking of him this week, so many people talking about unity. The shows fostered unity without making an issue out of it. The Electrifying Mojo played what he liked and his tastes ranged wide. He is still alive, just kind of observing these days. Michigan radio was blessed in the 1980s, Ernie Harwell calling the Tigers games through sunset and The Electrifying Mojo coming in “for the nights of your life.”

“Will the members of the Midnight Funk Association please rise. Please go to your porch light and turn it on for the next hour to show us your solidarity. If you’re in your car please honk your horn and flash your lights, wherever you are. If you’re in bed, get ready to dance on your back, in Technicolor. And get ready for the MFA. The word is… Don’t say no, say triple-whammy-whoa. Hold on tight, don’t let go. Whenever you feel like you’re nearing the end of your rope, don’t slide off. Tie a knot. Keep hanging, keep remembering, that it ain’t nobody bad like you. This session of the International Midnight Funk Association is being called to order. Electrifying Mojo presiding. May the Funk be with you. Always…”

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