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Spin the Globe Playlist for 20 June 2003

Songs to Welcome Summer

* = Specific listener request/response

Artist
Song
Album
Label
Mynta First Summer First Summer Blue Flame
Macka B 4-Minute Vacation Global Messenger ARIWA
Brother Resistance Jah Never Fail Me Yet World Music Cafe Vol. 2 Blue Flame
*Ini Kamoze Here Comes the Hot Stepper (Heartical Mix) Ready to Wear (Pret-a-porter) Columbia
Wallias Band Musicawi Silt Ethiopian Groove Blue Silver
Lijadu Sisters Orere Eljigbo Nigeria 70 Strut
Abdel Kabirr & the Soto Koto Band Kelefa (vocal) Gumbay Dance! Higher Octave
*Indigo Girls Letter to Eve Where Have All the Flowers Gone - the songs of Pete Seeger Appleseed
*Talking Drums Some Day Catch Some Day Down Some Day Catch Some Day Down Shanachie
*Najma Neend Koyi Qareeb Shanachie
Conjunto Rumbavana No Me Llores Cuba Classics 2 Luaka Bop
Javier Rubal Perla de la Medina advance single Riverboat
Daktaris Musicawa Silt Soul Explosion Desco
*Natacha Atlas with Kalia Janamaan Something Dangerous Mantra
*Angelique Kidjo Summertime Keep On Moving Wrasse
Shirati Jazz John Orieno Benga Beat World Circuit
#African Show Boyz Three Little Birds Spiritual Song Buda Musique
Miary Lepiera Ragnitse Soro Tinder
Modibo Traore & Saikouba Badji Econconayu Babu Casamance! Cafe Tilibo
Kalyan Mukherjea Drut Gat in Tintal Sarod India Music Archive
Sekouba Bambino Promesse Sinikan Blue Jackel
Yaya Diallo with Kanza Samba the Trucker advance from "Live at Club Soda" Onzou
Sayed Balaha Atouta Rio de JaCairo GEMA/Balaha

 

Show Notes: Even with hints, listeners had trouble placing the original version of "Musicawi Silt" as an Ethiopian song, made famous by the Wallias Band and remade by the Daktaris and, more recently, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra. Several callers called to ask about Angelique Kidjo's version of "Summertime," which might as well have been the cover song of the week. Oh, well.

# Our cover song of the week was the African Show Boyz acoustic cover of the Bob Marley classic "Three Little Birds."

 

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