Benjamin “Scatman” Crothers’ career spanned more than six decades, during which he worked as a drummer, guitarist, and vocalist as well as appearing in over 50 films, perhaps most famously Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, by the late 1970s, when these tracks were recorded. This release is an hommage as well as a collage of his talent.
The Musician's Speech
Roger Waters addressed the UN Security Council via video link. He spoke for the “voiceless” masses around the world who wanted peace and a secure life, and blasted arms manufacturers for profiting from war.
Music from elsewhere
L'heure d'ailleurs was born as a little sailboat, drifting from one island to another, from one continent to another, from one culture to another. It's a vessel, drifting without a compass wherever the wind blows, without frontiers, without boundaries, prejudice or religious confession. So is the music presented in a 1-hour show on UbuntuFM World Radio. Every THURSDAY 10PM CET (11PM EST)
Heavyweights of the international Afrobeat scene
Mukambo and NYP Records unite again for the third volume of the Global Afrobeat Movement compilation. This initiative by Belgian DJ and music journalist Benjamin Tollet aka Mukambo aims to focus on up-and-coming Afrobeat bands from the four corners of the world, as the Afrobeat revival has been expanding globally since the beginning of the 21st century.
A door to a lost world
Dig This Way Records has captured this unique sound on "Best of Jicco Funk Volume 1", a door to a world of music that is high grade in quality, diverse, and open to interpretation even if the selected tracks are all from the same record label. One's questions might include: When did they start? Why did they start? Who was behind it? Where did the artists come from? Listen and learn...
Testify with a soul groove
The Staples Jr. Singers were part of a vanguard of soul gospel artists in the 1970s that broke from tradition to testify with the groove. When they wrote these songs they had one question on their minds: "When Do We Get Paid?“ It was their anthem at a time in their career when they weren’t sure they were being recognised for their talent, and certainly not compensated.