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Spin the Globe Playlist for 14 July 2006
Monkey Music

* = Specific listener request/response

This week's free & legal mp3s
Show Notes


"Hartlepool Monkey Song" (background)

Blind Blake:
"The Monkey Song"
(wma sample)


"Everybody wanto to be in my place instead of me, 'cause I'm the king of bongo, baby, I'm the king of bongo bong."
- Manu Chao

World tunes for and about monkeys this week. Really, you might be surprised at the global popularity of simians, who rate songs from the likes of Manu Chao, The Refugee All Stars, Jail Uttal, The Maytals, Blind Blake, Krishna Das, and many more. We heard some of these along with new releases and requests in the second hour. And congratulations to Italy, who ground out a grueling victory in the World Cup last weekend.

See Spin the Globe's CD Reviews for reviews and info on new releases. Most of the music played on Spin the Globe is available on CD at cdRoots.com or CD Universe or via mp3 downloads at the Calabash.

* indicates specific listener response/request

Artist | Song | Album | Label

hour 1
Hubert Porter | Monkey Talk | Mento Madness | V2
Manu Chao | Bongo Bong | World Playground | Putumayo
Refugee All Stars | Monkey Work | Living Like a Refugee | Soda Soap
Dave Lichten | Jamirquai & the Gorilla | Prim8 - The Evolution | self-released
* Krishna Das | The Ring Song | Pilgrim Heart | Triloka
Fela Kuti | Monkey Banana | Monkey Banana/Excuse O | MCA
Girish | Hanuman 2 | Shiva Machine | Ajna
Blind Blake | The Monkey Song | Native Caribbean Rhythms & Songs Sampler | Goombay Live
* Glen Kotche | Monkey Chant | Mobile | Nonesuch
An Chang Project | Monkey Harmonizing Songs | Monkey Harmonizing Songs | Nektar
Bakra Bata | Had a Little Monkey | Blessings in Disguise | self-released

hour 2
Maurice el Medioni Meets Roberto Rodriguez | Je N'aime Que Toi | Descarga Oriental | Piranha
Think of One | Trafico | Trafico | Crammed
Ikhwani Safaa Musical Club | Zinduna (Amber) | Zanzibara 1 | Buda Musique
* Cesaria Evora | Africa Nossa (Our Africa) | Rogamar | Lusafrica
* Etran Finatawa | Iriarer | Introducing Etran Finatawa | World Music Network
* Chirgilchin | Kyngyrgay-Kohn | Collectible | Pure Nature Music
Zakir Hussain | Quadrospect | Rhythmic Impressions of Ustad Zakir Hussain | Navras
The Academy f Maqam | Sarakhbor-I Rast (excerpt) | Invisible Face of the Beloved | Smithsonian Folkways
Nikitov | A Sheyn Shtikele | Vanderlust | Chamsa
* Club Nisei | Samisen Mambo | Holiday in Japan | Hanaola
Daara J | Assiko | Play Up | Juno
Kal | Dvojka | Kal | Asphalt Tango
Richard Khuzami | Nothing Lasts | Fused | Dahdoo Records

Most of the music played on Spin the Globe is available at cdRoots.com or CD Universe or the calabash.

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