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"Two Hours Around Playlist" with Micheal Akutagawa (archive)

Saturday, November 5, 2011 | 05:00 to 07:00 | Playlist

New Artist Song Album Label Comments
* John Cage Indeterminacy Watch the Closing Doors: A History of New York's Musical Melting, vol. 1 1945 - 1959 Year Zero "Once Zhuang Zhou dreamt he was a butterfly, fluttering about joyfully just as a butterfly would. He followed his whims exactly as he liked and knew nothing about Zhuang Zhou. Suddenly he awoke, and there he was, the startled Zhuang Zhou in the flesh. He did not know if Zhou had been dreaming he was a butterfly, or if a butterfly was now dreaming it was Zhou." (Brook Ziporyn, trans.; Zhuangzi: The Essential Writings) Possibly the most famous "dream" in world literature; the subject of many many paintings, woodblock prints, poems, and adaptations.
Patricia Barber Love,put on your faces Modern Cool Premonition Lyrics adapted from an e.e. cummings poem.
Fela Ransome Kuti Everyday I got my Blues Lagos Baby (1963 - 1969) Vampi Soul
* Joe Lasgo Choshi Turquoise Sessions Edgetone Improvisation based on a traditional piece for Japanese shakuhachi.
Buck Owens Made in Japan The Buck Owens Collection (1959 - 1990) Rhino
Wanda Jackson Fujiyama Mama Rockin' in the Country Rhino
* Dale Watson & the Texas Trio My Baby Makes Me Gravy The Sun Sessions Red House
* Scott H. Biram Memories of You Sweetheart Bad Ingredients Bllodshot
* The V-Roys How I Got to Memphis Sooner or Later F.A.Y. Recordings Solomon Burke has done a recent and soul-ful version of this.
* Gospel Music I Can't Be a Man If I Don't Have a Woman How to Get to Heaven from Jacksonville, Florida Kill Rock Stars
Dorothy Ashby The Look of Love Afro-Harping Cadet/Verve Jazz harp
Solomon Burke Try a Little Tenderness Homeland Bizarre
* The Cambodian Space Project I'm Sixteen 2011: A Space Odyssey Metal Postcard
* DJ Cam Love (feat. Nicolette) Seven stars Inflamable
* African Head Charge Down Under Again Off the Beaten Track On-U Sound
* Kali Z. Fasteau Vitesse An Alternate Universe Flying Note
* Weasel Walter 30 Seconds Over Tokyo Ominous Telepathetic Mayhem ugExplode
* Dead Cat Bounce Living the Dream Chance Episodes Cuneiform
* Von Freeman Have No Fear, Soul Is Here Have No Fear Nessa
Bob Dylan Blind Willie McTell The Bootleg Series, vols. 1 - 3(Rare & Unreleased) 1961 - 1991 Sony Music, 1991 Dylan's take on St. James Infirmary and more.