Archive | June 2008

Summer Hiatus

The Music of My Mind will be on hiatus for the next 6 weeks. We will return on THursday August 14 at our regularly scheduled time (5:00-6:30PM). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

June 26/08 playlist

1.Mandrill – Mandrill
2.Soul Messengers – Heaven of Heavens
3.The Last Poets – Tribute to Obabi
4.Seun Kuti – Think Africa
5.Seun Kuti Recorded interview (June 24/08)
6.Seun Kuti – Many Things
7.Fela Kuti – Lady
8.Mr. Something Something Feat. Ikwunga – Abankwa
9.Budos Band – Mas O Menos
10.Easy Star All Stars feat. Morgan Heritage – Electioneering
11.Dragon Fli Empire – Headphones Dub
12.Rashaan Ahmad feat. Chali 2Na- City Feel Proud

Seun Kuti


On Thursday June 26th (5:00-6:30PM), the Music of My Mind will profile Seun Kuti, the son of legendary Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti. Seun and the Egypt 80 band will be performing as part of jazzfest International in Victoria on Friday June 27th in Victoria. The date will be part of Seun’s first North American tour. A recorded interview with the man himself discussing the future of Afrobeat, his band Egypt 80, and his late father will be played on the program as well as a selection of music from Seun’s debut album and from his father Fela. This interview will also be featured as part of a future podcast.

Seun Kuti MySpace
Seun Kutui Bio
The Walrus Magazine June 2008 (Article about Seun Kuti + family and musical legacy) – Revolution Afropop, Take 2
Seun Kuti interview – The North Coast Journal (Humboldt County, California)
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 Live in Dakar (YouTube)
Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Fela’s Egypt 80 Live (Lyon France 2005)

June 19/08 playlist

1.James Brown feat. Maceo Parker – Say It Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud
2.Maceo and All The Kingsmen – Got To Getcha
3.Maceo Parker – Soul Power ’74 (Us)
4.JBs – Blow Your Head
5.De La Soul feat. Maceo Parker – I Be Blowin (Buhloone Mindstate)
6.Maceo Parker – Pass The Peas (live version – Roots and Grooves)
7.Orgone – Do Your Thing
8.Budos Band – The Volcano Song
9.Five Alarm Funk – The Night Time is The Right Time
10.Al Green – (Lay It Down)
11.Dragon Fli Empire – Hi Fli
12.D-Sisive – Brian Wilson
13.Nobody Presents Blank Blue – Sea Roars Lead
14.James Pants – Green Rivers

Maceo Parker

On Thursday’s Music of My Mind, the first half of the program will be dedicated to the music of Maceo Parker, one of the great saxophonists of the last 40 years and one of the architects of FUNK music as we know it. The man has played with the funkiest of the funky and has been the leader of horn sections for the likes of James Brown/The JBs, Parliament-Funkadelic and most recently Prince. Check out his rather lengthy discography. However, Maceo should also be recognized for his own solo work and as band leader for recent albums such as FunkOverload War, School’s In!, and his most recent double live album, Roots & Grooves, featuring tributes to James Brown and Ray Charles. Maceo and his amazing band will be performing live at the 24th annual Victoria JazzFest on Sunday night (June 24th) at Element Nightclub. Do not sleep on this show folks!! We are hoping to get an interview with the man himself on the weekend to be broadcast on next week’s show…

June 12/08 playlist

1.George McCrae – I Get Lifted
2.Bronx River Parkway – La Valla
3.Plantlife – Outta Control
4.Jamie Lidell – Out Of My System
5.The Pharoahs – The Pharoahs Love Y’all
6.The Rhythm Machine – The Kick
7.The JBs – Doin It To Death
8.The Budos Band – Origin of Man
9.Soul Messengers – Equilibrium
10.Steinski – I’m Wild About That Thing
11.Sly and The Family Stone – Babies Making Babies
12.Elizabeth Shepherd – Parkdale

Jazzfest Victoria


This week’s program will feature an interview with special guest Glenn Parfitt, (Media Relations/Publicity) from Jazzfest Victoria. Glenn will be in to discuss the 2008 Festival and many of the performing artists, some of which will be profiled and interviewed on the Music of My Mind in the coming three weeks. JazzFest begins in just two short weeks here in Victoria from June 20-29.. Featured music on the program will include Jazzfest performers The Budos Band and Elizabeth Shepherd as well as music from Steinski, Bronx River Parkway, Al Green, Plantlife, The Soul Messengers and much more.