A Season in Hell #72: Radio Valencia: Where Have You Gone, Dr. King?

January 16, 8pm

Shareef Ali is in the studio in the first hour. He’s promoting a show this Wednesday at Bottom of the Hill.

Following this fine interview I’m focusing on a tribute to the late, great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

It’s all about the preparation. I often times pull too much music, which is good. I’d rather do that than not pull enough. I don’t time my show down to the second, but I always have a good sense of what should follow what. Radio is a craft; an art form. They say it takes twenty years to become a master. I’ve been doing radio since 1988; DJing since 1986. I don’t feel I’m a master in any way, but I really do love practicing my art every week. I’m blessed.

Tonight I went deep to pay tribute to Dr. King. I think you’ll enjoy the show.

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Interview with Shareef Ali

Witness: Shareef Ali

Interview with Shareef Ali

River Beggar Summer Killer: Shareef Ali

Interview with Shareef Ali

Come Closer: Shareef Ali
Why: Nina Simone
Abraham, Martin And John: Dion & The Belmonts

By The Time I Get To Arizona: Public Enemy
People Get Ready: The Impressions
Move On Up: Curtis Mayfield
Say It Loud (I’m Black And I’m Proud), Pt. 1: James Brown

Martin Luther King Speech from The Boondocks
Tears in the Rain: Jehst
Wishing: Ed OG and Masta Ace
I Have a Dream: Common

War feat. Freeway, Jay-Z, & Beanie Seagle: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
The Message: Bob James vs Grandmaster Flash vs Royksopp
Happy Birthday: Stevie Wonder
Only A Pawn In Their Game: Bob Dylan
If I’m in Luck I Just Might Get Picked Up: Betty Davis

What’s Going On/Mercy Mercy Me: Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Ti Ti: East New York Ensemble de Music

Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime: Dean Martin

A Season in Hell #45: Radio Valencia: Space is the Place

July 11, 5pm

In honor of the final Space Shuttle launch last week, I’m premiering the song by local musician Ron Rivas, called “Space Shuttle”. It’s got a early 70’s Neil Young feel to it. I like it a lot. I hope you do too. I do a bit of a space theme. Enjoy the Raymond Scott piece. It’s from a 1950 kids LP. And then of course there’s The Kinks. Because, well, you know, it’s The Kinks.

Lots of new music tonight as well. Some India Psychedelic, and new hip-hop from Ghostface Killah, and the Beastie Boys.

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Do It: Rollins Band
In the Year 2525: Zager and Evans

Space Shuttle: Ron Rivas
By Rocket to the Moon: Raymond Scott
Supersonic Rocket Ship: The Kinks

Dem Back: Ghostface Killah
Too Many Rappers (not enough MC’s): Beastie Boys
Earth People: Dr. Octagon

Dance Music from Hare Rama Hare Krishna: R.D. Burman
Su Derenin Sulari: Husnu Ozkartal Orkestrasi
Horas Tristas: Mueran Humanos

Concert Outlook

God of Thunder: Melvins
Pandoras: Run Down My Love Battery (06-10-89)
Honky Tonk Woman: Rolling Stones (10-17-73)

Raju: John McLaughlin (07-09-11)
Like A Hurricane: Neil Young (11-15-76)

Use Me: Bill Withers (BBC 1973)

Running Away -> Crazy Baldhead: Bob Marley (04-27-79)