Blame it on Bob

For this New Sounds, we'll listen to some musical postcards from well-traveled slide-guitarist Bob Brozman. From Papua New Guinea, to Mali, and then on a collaboration with Indian slide guitarist Debashish Battachrya, Brozman supports the case that music has no borders. Plus, music from Malian guitarist Lobi Traore, the boundary-breaking band Not Drowning, Waving, and more.

PROGRAM # 3068, Blame it on Bob (First aired on 4/27/2010)





Papua New Guinea Stringbands With Bob Brozman

Songs of the Volcano

Alir Pukai [4:07]

Riverboat Records/World Music Network TUGCD1040

Bob Brozman

Blues Reflex

New Guinea Blues [2:35]

Ruf 1109

Not Drowning, Waving

Follow The Geography

Pila Pila [2:20]

Reprise #6245, Out of Print. Other NDW CDs available at


Serious Tam

Bartarana (Duke of Yorks) [3:09]

Real World #49543**

Debashish Bhattacharya & Bob Brozman


Tagore Street Blues [3:46]

Riverboat Records/World Music Network TUGCD1029

Midival Punditz

Hello Hello

Naina Laagey [6:34]

Six Degrees Records 657036115729

Harry Manx

Mantras for Madmen

Afghan Raga [3:47]

Dog My Cat Records 13982

Renee Lacaille & Bob Brozman


Debussy A La Reunion [3:54]

Riverboat, TUG1025

The Bob Brozman Orchestra


Bamako Blues [4:10]

Riverboat, TUG1046

Lobi Traore

Mali Blue

Wolodennu [6:54]

World Village 468033

Mamadou Diabate


Behmanka [5:50]

World Village 468039