Wednesday, August 25, 2010

WRFB: Radio Free Brooklyn: It's August 24th and "I Gotta Go!"

Hey Everyone!

Thanks for tuning in to the show last night. I've been feeling a bit antsy here in NY lately. I am in need of another road trip.  Michigan was a great start, but I'm yearning for the road or a plane or something.  So since I don't really have time time to take a trip, I took one musically. Check out the songs and if there is sometime you like, feel free to take the musical journey with me by supporting one of these artists.

Don't forget that Thursday WRFB are doing Part 3 of our Keep the Stream Alive Fundraisers. It's going to be another amazing night! We are so pleased to have Toshi Reagon, Tamar-kali, The DAY Show, Analogue Transit, California King, Ashley Philips and David Pilgrim on the bill.  Now that's a hot night! So please come out and support us or tune in to the live broadcast.

Have a great rest of the week!


WRFB: Keep the Stream Alive Fundraiser (Part 3)
Brooklyn Movie Labs
449 Nostrand Avenue @Halsey Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216
A/C to Nostrand Avenue
Doors @6:30 pm / Broadcast-Show @ 7:30pm
$10 minimum donation (please feel free to give more)

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1. James Taylor – “Carolina In My Mind” on One Man Band (2007)

2. The Jones Girls – “Nights Over Egypt” on Get As Much As You Can (1981)

3. Bob Marley & the Wailers – “Zimbabwe” on Survival (1979)

4. Simon & Garfunkel – “America” on Bookends (1968)

5. Harper Simon – “Tennessee” on Harper Simon (2009)

6. Jonah Smith Band – “Swamps of Georgia” on Beneath the Underdog (2003)

7. Brazilian Girls – “Internacional” on New York City (2008)

8. Bebel Gilberto – “Sem Contenção” on Tanto Tempo (2000)

9. Pamela Means – “Amsterdam” on Precedent (2009)

10. Taj Mahal – “Going Up to the Country and Paint My Mailbox Blue” on The Real Thing (1971)

11. America – “Ventura Highway” on Homecoming (1972)

12. Chris Robinson (New Earth Mud) – “...If You See California” on This Magnificent Distance (2004)

Friday, August 13, 2010 Presents: The Getaway (A 2010 Summer Mix from the New Black Imagination)

Hey Everyone,

I am one of the featured artists on the new Mixtape The Getaway! It's an incredible mix of artists from the New Black Imagination including Tamar-kali, Game Rebellion, BLK JKS, Living Colour, Janelle Monae and many more!  Some artists you may know while other will be new to you. Take a listen and download it. It's Free!  Enjoy!


Download the presents: The Getaway Mixtape

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

WRFB: Radio Free Brooklyn: Amazon Womyn Rise!!

Night Stage During the Day and Michfest

Hey Everyone,

It was another great night at WRFB.  I just got back from the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival and in the spirit of that I played all music by the ladies!  I had such a great time at the festival and I will be blogging and posting photos as I did last year.  In the mean time enjoy the music of the women who were featured there. You might look at this list and say, "Chaka Khan was there!?"  Sadly she was not, but everyone loves Chaka so I threw her in the mix.

Kicking off the list is a song called "Amazon." It is the unofficial/official theme song of the festival. Originally recorded by Maxine Feldman, one of the founding mother's of the lesbian feminist movement, and now re-corded by the daughters of that movement.  The version I listed below is brand new. Produced by Toshi Reagon and featuring vocals by Judith Casselberry, Aleah Long, Cris Williamson, Bitch and many more. I was honored to be asked to be a part of the recording.  You can hear my voice in the background. It was an amazing day!

Support the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival! 
 Purchase the Amazon EP!

Finally, WRFB will be having a second fundraiser to Keep the Stream Alive, next Tuesday, August 17, 7pm at Brooklyn Movie Labs. We will be doing our regular broadcast, but it will include a full night of live performance and interviews.  Some of the artists on the night include Vinx, Greta's Bakery, The Ki Ki Experience, The Onliest, Ruben Butchart and more. It's going to be an amazing night so come on out! Check out the Facebook Invite for details.

Have a great rest of the week and enjoy the music!


1. Various Artists - “Amazon (Reggae)” / “Rise Again” on Amazon Thirty-Five (2010)

2. Holly Near – “I Ain't Afraid on Edge (2000)

3. Laura Love – “Mahbootay” on Shum Ticky (1998)

4. Karma Mayet Johnson – “Wasn't Nobody” on September Songs (2010)

5. Sia – “Breathe Me” on Colour the Small One (2004)

6. Toshi Reagon – “Scorpio” on Until We’re Done (2008)

7. Rufus feat. Chaka Khan – “Smokin' Room” on Rags To Rufus (1974)

8. Cris Williamson – “Texas Ruby Red” on The Essential Cris Williamson (2005)

9. Nedra Johnson – “Scooter Phat Ft. God-Des” on Nedra (2005)

10. Sistas In The Pit – “Black Girl” on The Missing Piece (2005)

11. Maxine Feldman“Amazon” originally on Closet Sale (1979) currently on Amazon Thirty-Five (2010)

Enjoy the Amazon Archive!