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A Christmas Gumbo, 24 December 2010

Many of you know I produce and host a weekly Jazz program on WFPK, 91.9 FM,Louisville, called Jazz Journeys. This coming Sunday, the 26th, I will be running down my favorite Jazz recordings from 2010, ones listed in the previous post, and a lot more; it was a good year for music.

I also love music from around the World, and my boss at WFPK, Stacy, let me assemble, produce and host a show I’m calling A Christmas Gumbo, from 3–6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. It’s a literal musical journey from Louisiana’s Cajun and Creole music, to the Bahamas, Jamaica, Africa, Brasil, and the Near- and Mid-East. I’m very proud of it, and hope you’ll consider tuning in, using the link for WFPK above. Remember, it’s Christmas Eve, 3–6 p.m. ET. My Gift of Music From Around The World to you. Set list follows:

Je Me Reveiller Le Matin — Clifton Chenier
Curb Service — The Bluerunners
Seems To Me — Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys
L’Amour Poisonne — Beau Soliel Avec Michael Doucet
Mamou Two Step — John Delafoise & The Eunice Playboys
French Rockin’ Boogie — Geno Delafoise
Alle Parti Pour Voi Beau Jacques — Beau Jacques
Sauce Picante Zydeco — Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band
Teche — Eddie LeJeune
Don’t Let Him Ride — Aaron Neville
Hurricane Season — Trombone Shorty
Don’t You Feel My Leg — Dirty Dozen Brass Band with Eddie Bo & Danny Barker
Don’t Touch That Thing — Sylvia Hall
Police & Thieves — Junior Murvin
Kinky Reggae — Bob Marley & The Wailers
Satta Massagana — The Abyssinians
Jah a Guh Raid — Burning Spear
Food For Thought — UB40
Bongo Man — Jimmy Cliff
Chii Chati Go-o? — Thomas Mapfuno
Mkuru Mkuru — Oliver Mtukudzi
Water No Get Enemy — Fela Kuti
Djama — Amadou & Miriam
Assuf Ag Assuf — Tinariwen
Oulala — Angelique Kidjo
Goat Smoke Pipe — Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars
Paraiso Di Atlantico — Cesaria Evora
Mulemba Xangola — Bonga + Marisa Monte + Carlinhos Brown
Cirandar — Seu Jorge e Almaz
Pais Tropical — Jorge Ben
La Renaissance Africaine — Gilberto Gil
Na Cabeça — Marcos Sacramento
Aristocracia — Suely Mesquita
Seven Views Of Jerusalem — The Teardrop Explodes
Alai Payuthey — Kalyani Menon (music by A.R. Rahman)
Ever So Lonely — Monsoon
Galilee Mon Amour — Anouar Brahem
The Gipsy’s Stone — Kuára