WMM Playlist from Sept. 16, 2015

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Spinning Records With Merritt
+ Nate Allen & The Pac-Away Dots +
Enrique Chi & Diego Chi of Making Movies

Marion Merritt joined us Guest Producer and Guest Co-Host. Marion Merritt is our most frequent contributor to WMM, joining us to share her sonic discoveries and information from her musically encyclopedic brain. Records With Merritt, is at 1614 Westport Rd. in Kansas City, Missouri. More info at: http://www.recordswithmerritt.com

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980
[WMM’s theme song]

2. Dimitri From Paris – “Prologue”
from: Sacrebleu / Atlantic / 2001

3. Lizzy Mercier Descloux – “Morning High (feat. Patti Smith)”
from: Press Color / Light in The Attic Records / 2015 (1979 Ze Records)

4. Lizzy Mercier Descloux – “Fire”
from: Press Color / Light in The Attic Records / 2015 (1979 Ze Records)

5. The Dap-Kings – “Thunderclap”
from: Daptone Gold II / Daptone Records / 2015

6. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – “Little Boys with Shiny Toys”
from: Daptone Gold II / Daptone Records / 2015

7. Thee Michelle Gun Elephant – “Baby Stardust”
from: Punk Is Our Life / Skydog Records / 2013

8. Dead Moon – “Diamonds in the Rough”
from: Nervous Sooner Changes / Mississippi Records / 2015 (orig. 1995 Music Maniac Records)

10:31 – Underwriting

9. Idrissa Soumaoro – “N’taki”
from: Köte / Wrasse / 2003

10. Idrissa Soumaoro – “Gni djougou”
from: Köte / Wrasse / 2003

11. Strange Lot – “Stone”
from: Another Mind / Strange Records / 2015

12. Hookworms – “On Leaving”
from: The Hum / Weird World / 2014

13. I – “I’ve Been Down to the Water”
from: You Without Sin Cast the First Stone / Mississippi Records / 2015 (2004 Casequarter Rec)

11:00 – Station ID

14. Lum Guffin – “Jack of Diamonds”
from: Old Country Blues Vol. 1 / BirdmanAphone / 2005

15. Heliocentrics & Melvin Van Peebles – “Chapter 02: Big Band Reincarnation”
from: The Last Transmission / Now-Again / 2014

16. Mbongwana Star – “Malukayi (feat. Konono N°1)”
from: Kinshasa / World Circuit / 2015

11:15 – Interview with Nate Allen

Nate Allen, with his wife Tessa, perform as the band, Destroy Nate Allen. Fellow singer songwriter Doby Watson wrote in Deli KC that, Destroy Nate Allen is “a force of nature. A performance-based, upbeat and exciting whirlwind of energy that most full bands could aspire to attain.” After lengthy touring, Nate’s wife Tessa told him to start a solo project so she could have a break. In no time Nate wrote an entire album of songs that were different and darker than the colorful, and optimistic songs of Destroy Nate Allen. Recorded in Portland, Oregon before Nate and Tessa moved to KC about a year ago. Nate Allen & The Pac-Away Dots, are releasing the new album, Take Out The Trash on vinyl. A Special release show for Take Out The Trash is, Wednesday, September 16, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd. with Von Strantz opening the show.

Nate wrote that something needed to change. He needed to slow down and apologize for the non-stop pace he had dragged his wife/bandmate, Tessa, through. Staying constantly busy going back to college, recording MANY albums and playing over 800 shows since 2007.

Tessa told him to start a solo project so she could have a break. He listened to her, and in short time wrote an entire album in stark contrast to our bubbly Destroy Nate Allen persona.

On “Social Equality” he contrasts his experiences with those of his friends as we share the same streets. “Blinded by innocence, not fearing anyone, walking with great confidence. Chosen by providence, raised with such ignorance, vindication I do seek.”

11:24

17. Nate Allen & The Pac-Away Dots – “Social Equality”
from: Take Out The Trash / High Endurance Records / September 18, 2015
[Nate Allen on vocals, electric & acoustic Guitars, banjo, kazoo, percussion; Tyson Kingrey on drums, electric guitars, percussion , Dennis Childers on bass; Dustin Moore on bass; Michael Hodges on harmonica. Gang Vocals: Cliff Martin, Beau Davidson, Jessie McClure, Ariana Miller, Jessica Kingrey, Tyson Kingrey, Tessa Allen, Caleb Olson, Daniel Hart, Harden Lectern, Ife Asantewa, Michael Wright, Raymund Mui, LiHong Mui, Barb Wood, Saima Gillette. Written by Nate Allen in Portland, Oregon in 2013. Recorded by Tyson Kingrey, Nate Allen and Beau Davidson. Mixed and Mastered by Rob Bartleson @ Haywire Recording. Artwork by Joe Mendonca & Nate Allen. All songs written by Nate Allen except Death is Overrated.]

11:26

Nate Allen wrote that “As he focused intensely on looking for work, Portland doors kept shutting but Kansas City seemed to open up. There was work to be found, a cheap place to live and an unknown land. He and Tessa took the jump. Before moving, he dived into recording with a full band, wanting to document what the songs had become. This was a Portland record, and he had no idea how relevant it would be to his new home, or to the rest of the country for that matter.” As Nate wrote: “Written by a workaholic during the throes of unemployment, Take Out The Trash covers the identity struggle between projecting a good image and actually being a kind person.”

Take Out The Trash was funded via Kickstarter pre-orders.
This is Nate’s first non-Destroy Nate Allen since 2006.
The Pac-Away Dots are Nate’s backing band when he has one.
Nate will be touring the album starting in October around the US.

Nate Allen & The Pac-Away Dots, new album, Take Out The Trash, is to be released Sept. 18th. The Vinyl release show for Take Out The Trash is Wednesday, September 16, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd.

11:33

18. Nate Allen & The Pac-Away Dots – “When I Call You Up”
from: Take Out The Trash / High Endurance Records / September 18, 2015
[Nate Allen on vocals, electric & acoustic Guitars, banjo, kazoo, percussion; Tyson Kingrey on drums, electric guitars, percussion , Dennis Childers on bass; Dustin Moore on bass; Michael Hodges on harmonica. Gang Vocals: Cliff Martin, Beau Davidson, Jessie McClure, Ariana Miller, Jessica Kingrey, Tyson Kingrey, Tessa Allen, Caleb Olson, Daniel Hart, Harden Lectern, Ife Asantewa, Michael Wright, Raymund Mui, LiHong Mui, Barb Wood, Saima Gillette. Written by Nate Allen in Portland, Oregon in 2013. Recorded by Tyson Kingrey, Nate Allen and Beau Davidson. Mixed and Mastered by Rob Bartleson @ Haywire Recording. Artwork by Joe Mendonca & Nate Allen. All songs written by Nate Allen except Death is Overrated.]

11:35 – Underwriting

11:37 – Interview with Enrique Chi and Diego Chi

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19. Making Movies – “Ego Trip”
from: A La Deriva / Independent / December 21, 2012
[Enrique Chi on guitar/lead vox, Brendan Culp on drums, Diego Chi on bass & vocals, Juan-Carlos Chaurand on percussion & keyboard.]

Enrique Chi and Diego Chi are half of the band Kansas City based band Making Movies, one if the hardest working bands, spend a great deal of their time on the road touring across the country and throughout Central America. Enrique Chi and Diego Chi join us to talk about the 2nd Annual Making Movies – Carnaval, Saturday, September 19, starting at 4:00 pm, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester St. KCMO featuring: Making Movies, with Hurray for the Riff Raff (acoustic), Las Cafeteras, Hearts of Darkness, Migrant Kids, Gio Chamba. Tickets: http://www.mkngmvs.com

Carnaval features a songwriting Workshop with Alynda Lee Segarra of Hurry For The Riff Raff

Carnaval features: Food Trucks, All Ages entry, activities for families, face painting, etc.

Carnaval features bands that Making Movies have met while on the road: Hurray for the Riff Raff from New Orleans, Las Cafeteras from East Los Angeles, Hearts of Darkness from Kansas City, Migrant Kids, from Austin, and Gio Chamba from Houston.

20. Migrant Kids – “Thread”
from: Thread – Single / Independent / April 23, 2015
[Austin Texas based band formed by: John Zakoor, Miguel Ojeda, Bryan O’Flynn
Winner of Best New Artist Austin Chronicle Music Awards 2015, More info at: http://www.migrantkids.com]

2nd Annual Making Movies – Carnaval, Saturday, September 19, starting at 4:00 pm, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester St. KCMO, featuring: Making Movies, with Hurray for the Riff Raff (acoustic), Las Cafeteras, Hearts of Darkness, Migrant Kids, Gio Chamba. Tickets: http://www.mkngmvs.com

11:56

21. Hurray for The Riff Raff – “End of the Line”
from: Small Town Heroes / ATO / February 11, 2014
[Major label debut, from folk-blues-Americana band from New Orleans, Louisiana features original songs written or co-written by Alynda Lee Segarra, and featureing fiddler Yosi Perlstein, keyboard player Casey McAllister, and two members of The Deslondes: Sam Doores on guitar and Dan Cutler on bass. Hurray for the Riff Raff is a music collective that was formed by singer-songwriter and banjo player Alynda Lee Segarra who grew up in the Bronx, and is of Puerto Rican descent. She says she was raised by her aunt Nereida. After two self-released albums, 2008’s It Don’t Mean I Don’t Love You and 2010’s Young Blood Blues, Hurray for the Riff Raff released a self-titled CD composed of Segarra’s favorite songs from those records on Loose Music in Europe on March 21, 2011. Tracks from the band’s debut release received airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music. In February 2011, the band were featured in an article in The Times, based around the HBO TV series, Treme, with their track “Daniella” being listed in their selection of New Orleans’ essential songs]

11:59:30

22. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

Next week on September 23, Ivory Black returns to the show, and I our second hour The Clementines will play live inour 90.1 FM Studios, plus we’ll talk with artist Ryan Wilks about his Kickstarter Campaign to raise funding for his project Gender Treason documenting and painting individuals sharing their queer experiences of life in Kansas City.

Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org 

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