Branching out on KCRW…



On [very] early Thursday morning, April 2nd, 2009 Jeremy Sole featured guest selections from Thought Clouds Culture Collective and the project under development: “Beats of All-Nations:  Foco em Brasil.”  I was asked to share four special records that I recently purchased in Brazil, while filming for the documentary.  Not an easy task, considering the fat stacks of wax Dante and I came back with.

The set began with Antonio Carlos e Jocafi‘s “Ossain,”  from the 1972, …Cada Segundo lp, it is an up beat samba funk track full of percussion, hand claps and traditional samba chorus.  The 2nd tune in the line up was from Jorge Ben, “Hermes Trismegisto Escreveu” from the Africa Brasil (1976) album.  I chose to feature this track at the last minute, I knew I wanted to play something off of the album but choosing the track was the difficult part.  J. Sole’s soundman walked in the room declaring that this was his favorite lp out of the Jorge Ben discography.  When working on the documentary we asked Seu Jorge about the name of his most recent album America Brasil, and why he decided on the title.  In so many words he mentioned the meaning of Ben’s Africa Brasil, and how it was named that based on Brazilian culture as it was rooted from Africa, he then followed by explaining how Brazil has been re-routed towards American culture.

The third selection came from a 7″ pick that I discovered in Rio de Janiero at a record store rightfully called “Tropicalia”, the tune was Claudette Soares‘ 1971, “Shirley Sexy.”  Filled with funky breaks and sang with such attitude, I had to share it with the late nighters and early risers.  The final selection came from a record that I discovered and recovered in Sao Paulo while digging with DJ Nuts.  The track titled  “Coco do Macaco” from the 1979,  A Festa do Macaco lp, this is a gem, guarenteed to keep any dancefloor moving, filled with breaks, tripped out vocals and quirkey horn sections.

This show will only be archived until next Wednesday, April 8, 2009, so don’t miss out.  The rest of the show features a variety of great music from around the globe the way only J. Sole knows how to put it down.  Click the link below for the entire 3 hour show, the “Beats of All-Nations” feature clocks in around the 2hr and 25 min. mark. Enjoy.

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and be sure to tune in to J. Sole’s “Branches” on 89.9 fm KCRW, or listen live @ every Wednesday night from Midnight-3am.


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