Posts Tagged ‘Marva Wright’

playlist #108 (3/29/10)-remembering marva

March 29, 2010
World of Music
Pgm #107 – Remembering Marva Wright & a preview of upcoming world music concerts
Catch the show on Mondays 3-5pm EDT – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Marva Wright: The Levee is Breaking Down & Katrina Blues / After the Levees Broke / AIM 5015 – (N’AWLINS)
The Rebirth Brass Band: All Blues / Ultimate Rebirth Brass Band / Mardi Gras Records 1085 – (N’AWLINS)
Kermit Ruffins featuring Juanita Brooks: When I Die (You Better Second Line) / Every Day Is A Holiday / Basin Street Records 703 – (N’AWLINS)
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Culture Music Club: Ni Yeye (It’s Him) / Shine! / World Village 468080 – (TANZANIA)
Steel Pulse: Earth Crisis / Earth Crisis / Elektra 60315 – (JAMAICA)
Razia: Ny Alantsika (Nature’s Lament) / Zebu Nation / Cumbancha  (demo) – (MADAGASCAR) *NEW*
Swing Noire: Blues en Mineur / Hot Jazz in the Tradition of Django Reinhardt & the Quintette of the Hot Club of France / http://www.swingnoire.com 2010 – (MADE IN VT) *NEW*
Lugua Centeno: Lirun Dan / From Bakabush: The First Ten Years of Stonetree / Stonetree 27 – (BELIZE)
Lila Downs: La Cumbia del Mole / La Cantina / EMI 34248 – (MEXICO)
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Shakti with John McLaughlin: La Danse du Bonheur / A Handful of Beauty / Columbia 494448 – (INDIA) * Zakir Hussain & the Masters of Percussion on the Flynn Main Stage
tomorrow night, 7:30pm *
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba: Jonkoloni / Segu Blue / Out Here Records 7 – (MALI) * Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba at the Flynn Space: Weds. night, 7:30pm *
Rokia Traoré: Sé / Mouneïssa / Indigo 2524 – (MALI) * Rokia Traoré on the Flynn Main Stage: April 18th, 7:30pm *
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Domingo Bethancourt: Cobán / Chapinlandia: Marimba Music of Guatemala / Smithsonian Folkways 40542 – (GUATEMALA)
Tarrus Riley: King of Pain / Spirits in the Material World: A Reggae Tribute to the Police / Shanachie 45067 – (JAMAICA)
La Fragua: Eleanor Rigby / De los Andes a los Beatles / Antara 758 – (ARGENTINA)
Angelique Kidjo: Kelele / Oyo (demo)  N/A – (BENIN) *NEW*
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Tsuumi Sound System: Casino / Arctic Paradise / Arctic 2010 – (FINLAND) *NEW*
The Rankin Family: As I Roved Out / Endless Season / EMI 832348 – (CAPE BRETON)
Jayme Stone & Mansa Sissoko: June Apple / Africa to Appalachia / http://www.jaymestone.com 1 – (CANADA / MALI)
The Cottars: Fare Thee Well, Northumberland & The Purple Wave / Feast / Rounder 7068 – (CAPE BRETON) *NEW*
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Fruko y Sus Tesos: El Ausente / Grandes Exitos / Discos Fuentes 11011 – (CUBA)
Pan Ron: Don’t Speak / Dengue Fever Presents Electric Cambodia / Minky Records 1 – (CAMBODIA)
Galactic featuring Trombone Shorty & Corey Henry: Cineramascope / Ya-Ka-May / Anti- 87002 – (N’AWLINS)
Marva Wright: You Are My Sunshine / After the Levees Broke / AIM 5015 – (N’AWLINS)

remembering marva

March 28, 2010

Remembering the big voice and spirit of N’awlins “blues queen” Marva Wright on this week’s World of Music. We’ll hear from her powerful, personal post-Katrina album After the Levees Broke.

Other highlights include Feast, a brand new release from the Cape Breton Quartet, The Cottars; and a sampling from the many artists (Zakir Hussain, Bassekou Kouyate, Rokia Traoré) coming to the area soon.

World of Music is a head-spinning  blend of blues, poetry, jazz, and world music every Monday from 3-5pm ET on the Radiator.  Online, or at 105.9FM if you’re listening in Burlington, VT.

blues queen of new orleen(z)

March 23, 2010

Nearly a year ago now, the news circulated that Marva Wright had suffered a couple of serious strokes. Friends then came together this past fall in a benefit to help pay for her medical care: George Porter, the Wild Magnolias, Tab Benoit all turned out for a sizeable benefit concert befitting the generous spirit of the ‘Blues Queen of New Orleans’. This morning Marva Wright suffered another stroke and passed away in New Orleans.

Her outstanding auto-biographical 2007 release After the Levees Broke went a long way to relate one of the many deeply personal stories of life in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina for folks along the Gulf Coast. Marva and most of her family evacuated the city before the storms hit. She watched the hurricane’s destruction unfold on television and for many days during and after the storm she was left to wonder about the fate of her son, the police officer who had stayed behind in New Orleans to help those that remained as the waters rose. (He survived.) The power of her voice and personality are inseparably fused to songs on the recording like Bruce Hornsby’s The Way It Is, and Marvin Gaye’s Change Is Going To Come.

We’ll remember the inspirational spirit of Marva Wright with a showcase of After the Levees Broke, this coming Monday on World of Music.

(Here’s Richard Marcus’  review of After the Levees Broke)

playlist #103 (2/22/2010)-black history month

February 22, 2010
World of Music
Pgm #103 – Black History month with the sounds of Africa, change, and revolution
Catch the show on Mondays 3-5pm EDT – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Chuck Bernstein: Kindred Spirits / Delta Berimbau Blues / CMB Records 102844 – (USA)
Nikki Giovanni: A Greater Love of God and Country / In Philadelphia / Collectables 6508 – (USA)
Mahalia Jackson: I’m Going to Wait Until My Change Comes / Amazing Grace / MCA 20489 – (USA)
Keb Mo’: America The Beautiful / Yes We Can / Hidden Beach Recordings 70 – (USA)
Guelel Kumba featuring John Sinclair: Njulli (Fulani Journey) / Afrissippi: Fulani Journey / Knock Down South 11 – (SENEGAL / USA)
Gil Scott-Heron: Me & The Devil / I’m New Here / XL Recordings 471 – (USA) *NEW*
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Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Collective: Amuñegü (In Times to Come) / Wátina / Cumbancha 3 – (BELIZE)
Chabuca Granda: Callecita Encendida / Lo Mejor de Chabuca Granda / CD-DIS 26040 – (PERU)
Chiwoniso: Rebel Woman / Rebel Woman / Cumbancha 8 – (ZIMBABWE)
Gil Scott-Heron: New York is Killing Me / I’m New Here / XL Recordings 471 – (USA) *NEW*
Les Amazones de Guinée: Demembalou / Wamato / Sterns Music 1106 – (GUINEA)
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Perú Negro: Taita Guaranguito / Jolgorio / Times Square Records 9035 – (PERU)
Black Uhuru: Freedom Fighter / Now / Mesa Bluemoon Recordings 79021 – (JAMAICA)
Nina Simone: Revolution (Parts 1 & 2) / Forever Young, Gifted and Black / RCA 74413 – (USA)
Nas: America / Nas / Def Jam 115050 – (USA)
Marvin Gaye: Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) / What’s Going On / Motown 3746353392 – (USA)
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Mahotella Queens: Masibambaneni / Mahotella Queens / Label Bleu 2571 – (SOUTH AFRICA)
Madagascar Slim: Take Me Home / Good Life Good Living / MS 901 – (MADAGASCAR)
Novalima: Chinchiví / Afro / Mr. Bongo Classic Recording 41 – (PERU)
Sly & The Family Stone: Poet / There’s A Riot Goin’ On / Epic Legacy 82876759112 – (USA)
Ram: Marassa Elu / The Rough Guide to the Music of Haiti / Rough Guide 1067 – (HAITI)
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Rokia Traoré: Sara / Bowmboï / Nonesuch 79852 – (MALI) *Coming to the Flynn Main Stage on 4/18*
Ali Farka Toure: Okatagouna / Ali Farka Toure / SonoDisc 8448 – (MALI)
Langston Hughes: The Weary Blues / The Voice of Langston Hughes / Smithsonian Folkways 47001 – (USA)
Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars: Tamagbondorsu (The Rich Mock the Poor) / Rise & Shine / Cumbancha 18 – (SIERRA LEONE) *NEW – coming out on March 23rd *
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Marva Wright: Change is Gonna Come / After the Levees Broke / AIM 5015 – (N’AWLINS)
Omara Portuondo featuring Jorge Drexler: Gracias / Gracias / World Village 479021 – (CUBA)

playlist #80 (8/31/2009) – remembering katrina

August 31, 2009
Katrina

Katrina

World of Music
Pgm #80 – Four years after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, a tribute to the people of the Gulf Coast and their incredible spirit
Listen Mondays 3-5pm EDT  – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Marva Wright: Katrina Blues /After the Levees Broke / AIM 5015 – (N’AWLINS, LA)
Aaron Neville: Louisiana 1927 / Warm Your Heart / A&M Records 75021 – (N’AWLINS, LA)
Langston Hughes: The Negro Speaks of Rivers / Our Souls Have Grown Deep Like the Rivers / Rhino Word Beat 78012 – (N’AWLINS, LA)
The Jim Cullum Jazz Band: Deep River / Deep River: The Spirit of Gospel Music in Jazz / Riverwalk Jazz Volume III – (SAN ANTONIO, TX)
Eddie Bo: Hard Times / City of Dreams / Rounder 2196 – (N’AWLINS, LA)
Kermit Ruffins: Treme Second Line (Blow da Whistle) / New Orleans Brass / Putumayo 270 – (N’AWLINS, LA)
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Mahalia Jackson: Didn’t It Rain? / The Best of Mahalia Jackson / Columbia 66911 – (N’AWLINS, LA)
Lorette Velvette: Get Right Church / Goin’ Down South / Inside Memphis 510 – (MEMPHIS, TN)
Devin Phillips: Wade in the Water / Wade in the Water / www.devinphillips.com 2006 – (N’AWLINS, LA)
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Los Hombres Calientes (Irvin Mayfield & Bill Summers): Vodou Hoodoo Babalu / Vol. 4 / Basin Street Records 204 – (N’AWLINS, LA)
Allen Toussaint: Hang Tough / Crescent City Gold / High Street Records 10324 – (N’AWLINS, LA)
Buckwheat Zydeco: On a Night Like This / Legends of New Orleans / Blue Marble Music 2 – (N’AWLINS)
Katie Webster: Love Deluxe / Two-Fisted Mama / Alligator 4777 – (HOUSTON, TX)
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Al Reed: Drops of Rain / The Genius of Dave Bartholomew / EMI 80184 – (N’AWLINS, LA)
Buddy Guy: Feels Like Rain / Feels Like Rain / Silvertone Records 41498 – (LETTSWORTH, LA)
Madison’s Lively Stones: It’s Time to Make a Change / Saints’ Paradise / Smithsonian Folkways 40117 – (NEW BEDFORD, MA)
The Neville Brothers: My Blood / Yellow Moon / A&M Records 5240 – (N’AWLINS, LA)
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Russell Batiste, Jr. & the Orkestra from Da Hood: Wham! / The Clinic / www.russellbatiste.com 2003 – (N’AWLINS, LA)
Gumbo: Alligator / Never Tell Me To Quit / Wild Rose 2009 – (N’AWLINS, LA) *NEW*
George Lewis: Ice Cream / Trios & Bands / American Music 4 – (N’AWLINS, LA)
The Meters: Jambalaya / Good Old Funky Music / Rounder 2104 – (N’AWLINS, LA)
Black Kold Madina: Trouble the Water / Trouble the Water / BKM 1 – (N’AWLINS, LA)
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Joe KK and Zydeco Force: Hoochie Coochie / Zydeco / Putumayo 160 – (N’AWLINS, LA)
Dr. John: Litenin’ / Creole Moon / Blue Note Records 34591 – (N’AWLINS, LA)
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Me Like It Like That / The New Orleans Album / Columbia 45414 – (N’AWLINS, LA)
Los Vecinos: Alegria Bomba Es / P’Aqui, P’Alla / Category Seven Records 82 – (N’AWLINS, LA)
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Kermit Ruffins: Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams / Kermit Ruffins / Putumayo 233 – (N’AWLINS, LA)
Jelly Roll Morton: Smilin’ the Blues Away / Members Edition / TKO Records 30842 – (N’AWLINS, LA)
Louis Armstrong: That’s My Home / Blueberry Hill / Milan 35617 – (N’AWLINS, LA)
The Blind Boys of Alabama w/the Hot 8 Brass Band: I’ll Fly Away / Down in New Orleans / Time Life 9548 – (N’AWLINS, LA)
Kings of Harmony: When the Saints Go Marching In / Saints’ Paradise / Smithsonian Folkways 40117 – (NEW BEDFORD, MA)
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playlist #79 (8/24/2009) – mixin’ it up

August 24, 2009
World of Music
Pgm #79 – Mixin’ it Up: a cross-continental road trip
Listen online Mondays 3-5pm EDT at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ – (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Baloji: A l’heure d’étè (“At the summer hour”) / Kinshasa Succursale / EMI Belgium 2009 – (CONGO / BELGIUM) *NEW*
Maryem Tollar: Baghdad 1258 / Book of Life / Toronto Arts Council 8 – (EGYPT / CANADA)
Miguel Gil: Katà / Katà / Galileo Music 5 – (SPAIN)
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Manou Gallo: Chanter l’amour (“Love song”) / Manou Gallo / Zig Zag World 1 – (IVORY COAST)
Brian Blade: Get There / Mama Rosa / Verve Forecast 12613 – (USA) *NEW*
Alejandra Robles: La Bruja (“the witch”) / La Morena / Alejandra Robles 2008 – (MEXICO)
Akeïkoi: Midjo Peya / Akeïko from Connexion / Hors-Normes 2002 – (IVORY COAST / FRANCE)
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Umalali: Hattie / Umalali: The Garifuna Women’s Collective / Cumbancha 6 – (BELIZE)
Marva Wright: The Levee is Breaking Down / After the Levees Broke / AIM 5015 – (N’AWLINS) * next week’s show dedicated to the people of the Gulf Coast, in memory of the 4th anniversary of the landfall of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita *
Mosquitos: Flood / Sunshine Barato / Bar-None Records 162 – (USA)
The Idan Raichel Project (feautring Anat Ben Hamo): Mai Nahar (“River Waters”) / Within My Walls / Cumbancha 10 – (ISRAEL)
Los Mirlos (The Birds): La Danza de Los Mirlos / The Roots of Chicha / Barbès Records 16 – (PERU)
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Hazmat Modine: Yesterday Morning (on Gershwin’s “Summertime”) / The Womexizer 2007 / WOMEX 7 – (USA)
Nikki Giovanni: Seduction-Kidnap Poem / The Way I Feel / Collectables 6507 – (USA)
Mamer: Proverbs / Eagle / Real World 884108 – (CHINA) *NEW*
Agnese Manganaro: Ferma e Piccola / Mille Petali / IRMA Records 846 – (ITALY) *NEW*
Abou Chihabi: Lewo! Lewo! (“Today, today!”) / Folkomor Ocean / PlayaSound 65188 – (COMOROS ISLANDS)
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Los Van Van: Nosotros los del Caribe / The Best of Los Van Van / Milan Latino 35799 – (CUBA)
Jozi Lucka: Já é Tarde / Intacta / JZ 1 – (BRAZIL)
Nortec Collective: Tijuana Makes Me Happy / Tijuana Sessions vol. 3 / Nacional 63747 – (USA)
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Yassoupha Sidibe: Serigne Amdi Moustapha Fall / Xelkom / (self-produced) 2008 – (SENEGAL)
Laura López Castro & Don Philippe: Acabou Chorare / Inventan el Ser Feliz / NESOLA 2007 – (SPAIN / GERMANY)
Aurelio Martinez: Dügü / Garifuna Soul / Stonetree 26 – (BELIZE)
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Rupa & the Aprilfishes: Ç’est pas de l’amour (“This can’t be love”) / extraordinary rendition / Cumbancha 7 – (USA)
Sarazino: People / Ya Foy! / Cumbancha Discovery 13 – (AFRICA / ECUADOR) * NEW – being released tomorrow! *
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