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Episode 49 - "String Theories"
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May 12, 2014 02:38 PM PDT
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"String Theories" (Podcast Title)
Strings, Violin vs Fiddle. A brief nod to St Paddy's to start things off witha Pogues connection-

Well, it seemed high time I salute the fiddle, and maybe contrast it with violins and string Sections in soul music, particularly in Memphis and Detroit, as Motown and Stax really injected some of the most influential soulful string parts in popular music... Just my opinion, which I attempt to explain in tonight's edition of Veritable Infusion.
As usual, some historic nuggets pop up, about recording techniques and the legendary theatre-cum- studio on McClemore Avenue in Memphis... Some Detroit - Memphis connections pop up as well...

TRAX:
Bettye Lavette- Dirty Old Town
The Pogues - Streams Of Whiskey, The Boys from County Hell, taken from a live cd called "Sink That Bottle", recorded with Shane on some European tour...
*Bob Cussen Bluegrass Band- Sugarfoot, Horse Mountain Breakdown, Flop Eared Mule, Shucking The Corn, Clinch Mountain Backstep,
*Original Caste- Mr Monday
*Graham Townsend- Trailblazers 2 Step, Snowshoers Reel, Debbie's Waltz
*Stringband- Mic Mac Song
*King Ganam- King Gnam Special, Riding Old Paint, The Tipsy Sailor Jig,
*Altones - Thunder Road, Wind
*Showdown- The Devil Went Down To Georgia
*1755 - Disco Banjo
Papa John Creach and Midnight Sun- Enjoy
Choker Campbell and His 16 Piece Band- Fingertips
4 Tops- I Can't Help Myself
Jr. Walker- What Does It Take?
Supremes- Some Day We'll Be Together (live)
Temptations- Papa Was A Rolling Stone
Funkadelic- A Joyful Process
Dennis Coffey- Taurus
Junie Morrison- When We Do
Detroit Emeralds- Feel The Need
Al Green- Sha La La La La
Eddie Floyd -Never Found A Girl
Mad lads - Gone! The Promises Of Yesterday
Isaac Hayes- Feelin Alright (live at the Sierra Tahoe l.p.)
Sly & the Family Stone- My Lady (live, Lawrence KS 11/74)
B.R. And Timebomb- Super B.R.

Veritable Infusion: CIUT.FM Mondays 8-10pm, A party featuring rare cuts of funk, reggae, jazz, soul, blues, traditional & modern African music. Your donations pledged through paypal go 100% directly to CIUT.FM fund-drives and support community Radio. Original Broadcast: March 17, 2014.

Episode 48 - "Wah! Wah! a story about yesterday's sound of tomorrow"
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May 05, 2014 03:21 PM PDT
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"Wah! Wah! a story about yesterday's sound of tomorrow" (Podcast Title)

Bachman vs Burton,

The story of distortion while making new amplifiers in at Warwick Electronics and the Thomas Organ Company in Chicago, and the sounds it helped create from Brazil to Turkey...

Some Detroit- Chicago connections, including Wah Wah Watson and the Counts... And Rotary Connection and Rasputin's Stash

TRAX:
*Chocolate Robots- Impossible Princess, Cross The Line,
*Free Association 1
*White Cowbell Oklahoma - Happy Ending, Bombadero
*Free Association 2 - Redeemed, Feel Alright
*painted Ship-Little White Lies
*Moe Koffman- Dr. Swahili
*Plastic Cloud- Epistle To Paradise
The Buckinghams - Don't You Care?
The Guess Who- Burton Vs Bachman as we enter the Wah Wah ...
-> 6 a.m. Or Nearer, Taxman ( live), White Room, Of a Dropping Pin, Tell Me About It All, Keep On Running (W'peg Arena 67)
Loyce e Os Gnomes- Era Uma Nota De
Haramiler- Aya Bak Yildiza Bak
Pink Floyd- Let There Be More Light
Paul Humphery- Baby Rice
The Roulettes- Junk
Eddie Harris- Turbulence (excerpt)
Rasputin's Stash - Mr. Cool, Hit It and Pass It, Booty March
Phil Upchurch - Sitar Soul
Minnie Riperton- Feelin That Your Feelin's Right,
Rotary Connection- Lady Jane (live Dallas Pop Fest '69), I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun, Seeing You his Way,
Cleveland Eaton and the Kats - Here Comes Funky Lou
Wah Wah Watson- Goo Goo Wah Wah
the Counts- What's It All About?
Hamilton Bohannon- Rap On Mr. D.J.

Veritable Infusion: CIUT.FM Mondays 8-10pm, A party featuring rare cuts of funk, reggae, jazz, soul, blues, traditional & modern African music. Your donations pledged through paypal go 100% directly to CIUT.FM fund-drives and support community Radio. Original Broadcast: March 10, 2014.

Episode 47 - "Measuring in Meters"
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April 14, 2014 03:06 PM PDT
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"Measuring in Meters" (Podcast Title)

Mardi Gras!! In which we celebrate The Meters...
Also...
Some background on Big Mamou, encore...
And-
-Bitcoin going bankrupt?
-Pan Am Games in T.O. Security costs already estimated at more than 200 million dollars
-Quebec's new histoire class- Mo' nationalist (or, perhaps, Provincialist) take on history... Ho hum...
-OPG vs Ontarians... Bruce Nuke Poison, radiation in waste, has been underestimated... By a factor of over 100!!

TRAX:
Sandy Denny- Cajun Woman, Si Tu Dois Partir, *The Way I Feel (live @BBC)
*Barachois- Reel Du Panier,P'tit Jon Arseneault, Johnny Walker, Election Song
*Gille Vigneault- Mon Pays
*Allan Mills- Iroquois Lullaby,/ A St Malo, Beau Port De Mer/Vive les Matelots!, The Huron Carol, Petit Rocher
Big Mamou -Several performances spanning a few evades, from...
Savy Augustine, the Hackberry Ramblers, and AMOS arrest with Doug Sahm & others...
*Bobby Edwards and the Fat City Guitars- Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song, Bare Feet, Rainy Day People, Carlypso (sic)
*David Rotundo and the Blue Canadians- PT Shuffle
*Willie P. Bennett- Tryin To Start Out Clean, Driftin' Snow
*Zachary Richard- Dis Bye Bye, C'est Bon Je- from "Mardi Gras" l.p.
*Robert Charlebois- Cajun Stripper
*King Herbert and the Knights- Chicken Strut
hawkettes- Mardi Gras Mambo -w/ Aaron Neville
Robert Parker- Better Luck in the Summertime - w/ The Meters
The Meters- Jambalaya, Handclapping Song
Aaron Neville- Hercules
the Meters- A Message From the Meters
Dr. John- Same Old Same Old (w/ The Meters)
*King Biscuit Boy- I'm Gone - (w/ The Meters)
Robert Palmers- Sneaking Sally Through The Alley (w/ The Meters)
Labelle- Are You Lonely? W/ The Meters
The Meters- Soul Island
the Meters- Do That Stuff -live @ the Kingfish, Baton Rouge 76
Wild Tchoupitoulas- Here Dey Come
The Meters- Lets Get Fired Up @ reunion 11/11/00 Warfield, S.F.)

Veritable Infusion: CIUT.FM Mondays 8-10pm, A party featuring rare cuts of funk, reggae, jazz, soul, blues, traditional & modern African music. Your donations pledged through paypal go 100% directly to CIUT.FM fund-drives and support community Radio. Original Broadcast: March 3, 2014.

Episode 46 - "SNOCAN, Composers and other c words"
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April 13, 2014 02:49 PM PDT
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"SNOCAN, Composers and other c words" (Podcast title)

Play some ball, shed some light... Great moments in music publishing

A musical tribute and look back at Morris Levy, music biz gangster extraordinaire for decades... From violent shakedowns to pirating knock - offs of his own records... Not celebrating rip -offs, just acknowledging some of what's gone on in the music business over the years... Some might even say Comme d 'habitude, to borrow from Claude Francois as Paul Anka did... Tommy James comes up, I haven't read his autobiography but he talks a lot about Morris Levy in interviews, and a few of those are online.

And...
Cell phones tracking Ukrainian protesters,
EI Premiums going up... Always another tax increase for working stiffs, the tax breaks go to ...?
22 million of our Canadian tax dollars spent to sell us on oil pipelines, who does our government work for (or against, for that matter?)

TRAX:
*Zachary Lucky- Introduction, Across The Ocean
*Bill Wood- Nowhere Town, Everybody Blue
*Dave McCann & the Firehearts- Bloodpines
*Parts Unknown- Insincerity
*Drumhand- Soapbox
*KC Roberts & The Live Revolution- The Load
*Heavyweights Brass Band- Sexy Time
*Sid Vicious- My Way
*The Sadies- Tales of the Rat Fink Sdtk, side 1, or most of it... Spiffy instrumentals with some chatter, talked a about the Rat Fink Room and other stuff related to Morris Levy...
*Ronnie Hawkins- Odessa, Wild, Wild Willie, Ruby Baby, Horace
Joan Jett- Crimson & Clover
*Joni- Why Do Girls Fall In Love?
Three Degrees- Collage, You're The One, Sugar On Sunday
la Lupe- Touch Me (Doors cover!)
Harlem River Drive- Azucar - Live @ Sing Sing l.p.
Brothers Johnson - Come Together
Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up - sloppy cuts on this long version as the record kept skipping despite looking quite clean, sorry, sometimes happens...
*Leroy Sibbles - Rock and Come On
Sugar Minott & Taxi Gang - Never Gonna Give Jah Up, Mr. D.C. - Live in Montego Bay 86
*Willie Williams- Blue Collar Worker

Veritable Infusion: CIUT.FM Mondays 8-10pm, A party featuring rare cuts of funk, reggae, jazz, soul, blues, traditional & modern African music. Your donations pledged through paypal go 100% directly to CIUT.FM fund-drives and support community Radio. Original Broadcast: January 27, 2014.

Episode 45 - "Creepouts and Copyrights"
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April 12, 2014 04:27 PM PDT
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"Creepouts and CopyRights" (Podcast Title)

Tonight... Copyrights, limited releases protecting them,
Freezing cold songs...

TRAX:
*Ostrich Tuning- Floor, The Hamptons
*Creeping Nobodies- The Long Creep Out
*Fogartys- Ramblin'
*Ducats Showband- Cock of the North
*Fogartys- Big Rig, RT Fever,
*Canteen Knockout- wintertime
*Crooked Brothers - Cold As You
*Perth County Conspiracy - Tune Up, Sad Songs - from a rare live lp, not the Columbia double l.p.
*Willie P Bennett- Drifting Snow, White Line
Gil Scott-Heron - Winter In America
J.J. Jackson - Tenement Halls
Silhouettes - Red Snow
Little Roy- Little Roy Freeze
Dino & Doc- Mighty Cold Winter
Little Eva - Follow the Wind (unreleased outtake)
Love Unlimited - It May Be Winter Outside (End of Recorded broadcast)

Sharon Jones & Lee Fields - Stranded In Your Love
James Brown - Shout & Shimmy, I'm Tired But I'm. Clean, live @ the Regal Theatre in Baltimore, from the Japanese cd reissue of the Pure Dynamite l.p.
Temptations- Dream Come True, I Want A Love I Can See, live at Fox Theatre, Detroit, Motortown Revue 2nd live l.p.
Stevie Wonder- Say It Loud , live NYC 72
Jimmy Cliff - Many Rivers To Cross, live, Ann Arbor 75

Veritable Infusion: CIUT.FM Mondays 8-10pm, A party featuring rare cuts of funk, reggae, jazz, soul, blues, traditional & modern African music. Your donations pledged through paypal go 100% directly to CIUT.FM fund-drives and support community Radio. Original Broadcast: January 20, 2014.

Episode 44 - "Miami Holiday Week 2"
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March 17, 2014 08:47 PM PDT
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"Miami Holiday Week 2" (Podcast Title)

Return to Miami, where and when we left off... The dawn of disco, the rise and fall of TK Records, sound of seventies Miami, and a look back at Canadian disco history, old Toronto clubs and scratch the surface of Montreal, Quebec's once huge and influential disco scene...

Also... RIP Uusuf Lateef
Neil Young @ Massey Hall to fit the oil sands,
Stoli Olympics,
why didn't I play Geno Washington last week, saw him live and he was terrific...

TRAX;

*Neil Young- Pocahontas, Sail Away
*Bill Amesbury- Virginia (first released on Yorkville label, then became first ever Casablanca single
*Martin Stevens- Love is in the Air
*Witch Queen- Bang A Gong
*Sweet Blindness- Lady Super Funky
*Fireball- Tan Nou, Losin', Funky Love, Roll On
*Gloria Spring - Baby Come On Pt 1+2
*Erotic Drum Band- Plug Me To Death, Jerky Rhythm
*Stratavarious- I Got Your Love (w/ Lady)
*Queen Samantha- Take A Chance, Sweet S.F.
George McCrae-Rock Your Baby
Little Beaver- Funkadelic Sound
George McCrae- I Get Lifted
George and Gwen McCrae- Mechanical Body
Betty Wright- Clean Up Woman (live)
frank Williams and the Rocketeers- Spanish Flyer
Herman Kelly & Life- Dance To The Drummers Beat, Time After Time
Little Beaver - I Love the way You Love
Joe Thomas - Caught You Lying Again
Bob Marley- Live radio Phone-in, Miami 80

Veritable Infusion: CIUT.FM Mondays 8-10pm, A party featuring rare cuts of funk, reggae, jazz, soul, blues, traditional & modern African music. Your donations pledged through paypal go 100% directly to CIUT.FM fund-drives and support community Radio. Original Broadcast: January 13, 2014.

Episode 43 - "Miami Holiday Week 1"
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March 11, 2014 07:29 PM PDT
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"Miami Holiday Week 1" (Podcast Title)

Miami trip, through Overtown with the Número Group, headed to T.K. Story...

And other fun stuff like-
Canadian army to use games like Call of Duty to train real life soldiers;
NYC vs E Cigarettes, Alberta vs Hookahs, Affluenza vs Common Sense;
Ottawa's astronomical legal bills, Canada Jobs Grant = false advertising ;
plus Montreal's Trans World record label versus Toronto's Arc!

And some other escapist sounds from Brazil and Hawaii... So cold...

Tonight I thought we'd take a much needed winter trip down to Florida, and things came together when I picked up the Eccentric Soul Series' Overtown compilation of stuff from the Dark City label, before they lost their talent to the emerging T.K. Label run by Henry Stone, which We get into next week...

Overtown- this was the Black part of town in Deep South Miami, clearly marked by railway tracks, in the north part of the city, officially designated the "Central Negro District". Black artists working the white clubs around Miami used to finish the night off in Overtown and the area had a hopping live music night scene for years, until, and this is an oft recurring theme in Black neighbourhoods in the 1960s, the government decided to build not 1 but 2 highways through Overtown. From a population of over forty thousand, fewer than nine thousand remain.

I also want to mention the limestone lounge online is a great place to eavesdrop on some interesting conversations about Miami's music history.

TRAX:
*Samba Squad- Xango
*Mike Mahlini Scott- Sands, Rainbows Over Paradise, South Sea Lullabyes
*The Phantoms- White Silver Sands, Crossfire
* les Skyliners- Wabash Blues, Je Suis D'accord, Wipeout
*T Birds - Broken Hearted Blues, Thunder rock
*Huevos Rancheros- Some Way to Run a Railroad
*Atomic 7- Guitar For Sale, /Mimi, Queen of Bathurst, / Lessing, not gouging/ Phantom 101
*Amazing Royal Crowns- Shivering in the Corner

-now, the Arc vs Trans World face-off... The same l.p.! Same recording, released on each label! Montreal vs Toronto... To be honest, both labels pumped out terrible pressings, and both labels were adverse to giving the listener / customer any details of the record they were holding. Like the real low budget American labels like Pickwick, Arc and Trans World were more likely to advertise their other records which had absolutely nothing to do with each other. For instance, an organ recital lp might mention polka and country lps on the back cover without mentioning any details about each recording.
Anyhow, Hank Ballard's Twist song had some tie to Miami, and I thought this would be as good a night as any to look back at these Canadian "twistploitation" albums... By the way, the band is alternately billed as The Harlem Twisters and as The Original Twist Group... Same recording! Decent early sixties party record all the same, low fidelity notwithstanding...
Now back to the track list...

TRAX - Cont'd-
Harlem Twisters- Peppermint Twist Time, Pony Time, Crazy Twist (Trans World)
The Original Twist Group- The Twist, Pony Time (Arc)

Now off to Miami for real... The last tour to Miami was heavy on Wayne Cocharane so I only played one of his cuts tonight and went heavy on some Florida sounds I haven't played before, like that Deep City label collection...

Wayne Cochrane - Hoochie Coochie Man
Sammy Ambrose- Welcome to Dreamsville - he also recorded a song called "The Canadian Twist" with the Afro Beats. hard, short life for Sammy...

Pearly Queen- Quit Jivin
Beginning of the End- Funky Nassau
Helene Smith - I Am Controlled By Your Love
Johnny Killer and the Dynamites- I Don't Need Help
Freda Gray and the Rocketeers- Stay Away from my Johnny
Paul Kelly - It's My Baby
Helene Smith- You Got To Do Your Share
Frank Williams and the Rocketeers- Good Thing Part 1
the Moovers- One Little Dance
Deep City Band- Am I A Good Man? (Instrumental)
Paul Kelly - 509
Clarence Reid - Dancing With Nobody But You, Babe/ 25 Miles/ Doggone It
Timmy Thomas- Have Some Boogaloo, Why Can't We Live Together?
All The People - Cramp Your Style

Veritable Infusion: CIUT.FM Mondays 8-10pm, A party featuring rare cuts of funk, reggae, jazz, soul, blues, traditional & modern African music. Your donations pledged through paypal go 100% directly to CIUT.FM fund-drives and support community Radio. Original Broadcast: January 6, 2014.

Episode 42 - "Passing Through"
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December 30, 2013 09:38 PM PST
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"Passing Through" (Podcast title)

Celebration of life and the passing through, looking back, waiting for what tomorrow brings.

In Memory of Vincent Twight 1947-2013.

I usually do a party set for the week between Christmas and New Years. I did it this year, but had to start with a tribute to my dad who passed away the day before, on Sunday December 29th...
Rest in Peace
Rock in Peace
Roll in Peace
My dad was a big inspiration and kick started my life long obsession with music. He wasn't always delighted with that, but he supported the show, and I thought I could put a decent tribute to him out on the air. I will always miss him but he hated sentimentality so I will leave it at that and hope the music tribute was a good listen to anyone tuning in.
Mashmakhan seemed like a good segue into some party sounds for the season...

TRAX

Leonard Cohen, Buffy, Joan B, Rambling Jack Elliot. Passing Through
Paul Simon. Boy In The Bubble
Van Morrison. Astral Weeks
Sandra Rhodes. You Can't Always Get What You Want
Stones 1965 Paris. Little Red Rooster
Wilmer and the Dukes. I'm Free
Kooper - Stills 59th St Bridge Song. ( live l.p.)
Mashmakhan Blues Jam-> As the Years Go By (live, Festival Express)
Good Brothers. Night Time White Lines. (Live l.p.)
Backwoods Justice. Turkey O.D.
Shadowy Men. 2 live instrumentals from 2 summers ago
Swank. Drunkards Damnation Jamboree
Eddie Coffey. Oh That Newfoundland Screech
Swank. Hey Jeb
Hellbound Glory. Chico's Train
M.C. Wildcat. Duke Scoop Boogie
J.C. Davis A New Day
the Deacons. Sock It To Me
the Cavaliers. Do What I Want
The Bagdads. Push Me Baby
The Accents. New Girl
the Persuasions. Party In The Woods
The Blackbyrds. Do It Fluid (live 1974 Carnegie Hall)
Earth Wind & Fire. Lets Groove (live in New Haven 1979)
Alicia Bridges. I Love the Nightlife
*Sweet Blindness. International Poddy
Tim Maia. Sossego (live)
Hopeton Lewis et al. Unchained Melody. (Live 1997)
Gregory Issacs. Night Nurse (live Christmas Day 1982)
Delroy Wilson et al Introduction, Conquer Me, Cool Operator. Live on Boxing Day 1992 ...

Image credit: The Starry Night "De sterrennacht" Vincent van Gogh 1889

Van Gogh's night sky is a field of roiling energy. Below the exploding stars, the village is a place of quiet order. Connecting earth and sky is the flamelike cypress, a tree traditionally associated with graveyards and mourning. But death was not ominous for van Gogh. "Looking at the stars always makes me dream," he said, "Why, I ask myself, shouldn't the shining dots of the sky be as accessible as the black dots on the map of France? Just as we take the train to get to Tarascon or Rouen, we take death to reach a star." (Quote from http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/vincent-van-gogh/the-starry-night-1889)

Veritable Infusion: CIUT.FM Mondays 8-10pm, A party featuring rare cuts of funk, reggae, jazz, soul, blues, traditional & modern African music. Your donations pledged through paypal go 100% directly to CIUT.FM fund-drives and support community Radio. Original Broadcast December 30, 2013.

Episode 41 - Annabelle Chvostek "Rise"
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October 26, 2013 04:15 PM PDT
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Annabelle Chvostek, Canadian Country Music Award nominee, an excerpt from her interview: discusses her newly released album "Rise" and upcoming tours with Heather Fielding, host CIUT.fm Acoustic Workshop. Special Edition.

Track: The End of the Road.

Original broadcast October 7, 2013.

Episode 40 - "Soundtrack Tip Edition"
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October 11, 2013 11:17 AM PDT
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"Soundtrack Tip Edition" (Podcast Title)

This time out I talked about the Wattstax and Soul to Soul films, both documenting soul music and life in Watts and in Ghana respectively. I also wanted to describe a bit about the movie "That's the Way of the World" which went nowhere commercially until the band in the movie, cast as simply The Band, had a monster hit as EWF with Shining Star. I thought it MIT be worth pointing out the difference between budget movies and "B Movies" which seem to have little regard for plot lines and such...
Started with Downchild because they are supposed to have inspired the Blues Brothers.

Downchild Blues Band - The Argument, Madison Blues
John Perrone - Theme From Z
Ennio Marricone -The Ecstasy of Gold
R.Lalonde, Metropolitan Toronto Police Association Male Chorus- There's No Business Like Show Business
The Altones - Thunder Road
handsome Ned- Put The Blame On Me
Leonard Cohen - Bird on a Wire
various (Beowulf Soundtrack) - Theme From Beowulf, Earlier Life, Dr. marvello
Jean Pierre Mirouse- Sexopolis
Bombay the Hard Way - Bombay 405 Miles
Bollywood Funk- Johnny Mera Namm
Bombay the Hard Way- Ganges A Go Go
Bollywood Funk- Pyar Zindaghi Hai
Gordon Staples- Strung Out
Bernard Purdie (Laila Sdtk)- Touch Me Again
Après Ski Sdtk - Sainte Skidoo, Dors Avec Moi, Le Couchemas... , Comme Elles Sont Belles
Exuma- You Don't Know What's Going On
Jerry Butler- You Can Fly
Carla Thomas (@ Wattstax)- I Like What You're Doing To Me
Rufus Thomas (as above)- Do The Funky Penguin
Staples Singers (as above)- I'll Take You There
Eddie Floyd- Knock On Wood
Ike & Tina Turner- Soul to Soul
Voices of East Harlem - Shaker Life
Dennis Coffey- Scorpio
Lalo Schiffren- Theme from Enter the Dragon
Earth Wind and Fire- Africano, Shining Star

Veritable Infusion: CIUT.FM Mondays 8-10pm, A party featuring rare cuts of funk, reggae, jazz, soul, blues, traditional & modern African music. Your donations pledged through paypal go 100% directly to CIUT.FM fund-drives and support community Radio. Original Broadcast: September 9, 2013.

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