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Episode #2074

Program #2074

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Friday, September 20, 2002

With the New York Guitar Festival in town, it's perfect time to take a closer listen to some of the event's marquee guest artists. British guitarist Justin Adams makes his U.S. solo debut at this year's fest, although he's been here before -- buffs may remember him backing up Robert Plant on the recent Led Zeppelin tour. His own CD Desert Road (World Village) explores Moroccan- and Malian-inflected sounds against Western blues traditions. Downtown experimentalist Elliott Sharp is known for his electronic music and sound installations, and here we explore his acoustic, blues-guitar film score Yellowman. And we encounter the Campbell Brother's feverish brand of sacred-steel style, a rare sound rooted African-American gospel music and electric steel guitar.

PROGRAM #2074, with Justin Adams (First aired 9/20/02)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

The Music Of Islam, Vol. 6

Gnawa Music, Marrakech, Morocco

Ulad Bambara, excerpt [2:00]

Celestial Harmonies #13146*
www.harmonies.com**

Justin Adams

Desert Road

Blue Man [4:00]
Out of the Woods [4:30]
Wayward [4:30]
Majnoun and Leila [6:00]

World Village #468009*
www.worldvillagemusic.com

Jorma Kaukonen

NS Live, 9/19/02, Merkin Hall

I Am the Light of This World [4:00]
What Are They Doing In Heaven Today? [3:00]

The latter song is on the CD "Blue Country Heart"**
More info about Jorma Kaukonen at his site: www.jormakaukonen.com

Elliott Sharp

Yellowman

Alma Speaks [3:00]
Listen And Watch [3:00]

ZOAR #021
www.algonet.we/~repple/esharp/es.html

Various artists: Sonny Treadway

None But The Righteous : The Masters of Sacred Steel

Jesus Will Fix It For You [2:00]

Ropeadope #93123* www.ropeadope.com**

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