Thursday, January 26, 2017
Tonight in the Explorers Room: Funk, Jazz & Calypso (With and Without Social Significance)
Tonight in the Room we will hear South African liberation jazz; political calypsos on themes of corruption, poverty, and immigration (most from a big box of calypso LPs I only just bought, and am still exploring); and a scorching downpour of dance funk from each installment in Hamilton Bohannon's insane run on the Dakar label (six LPs from '73-'77), and one from his Phase II on Mercury. Most everything will be from my collection tonight, which pleases me. Tune in, be with me, get funky, get mad.