Gerry Lyseight – Phonic FM – 8/1/23

Happy new year! My first Phonic show of 2023 begins with Bonnie Raitt & Was (Not Was) and a luscious version of Baby Mine from Walt Disney’s 1941 cartoon classic, Dumbo. Beautiful vocals from all concerned as well as great slide work from Bonnie – who will be touring the UK in June. A timely song from the new Unthanks release “The Month Of January” from their recent “Sorrows Away”. A lovely if-it-ain’t-broke-don’t-fix-it version of McCartney’s “The Fool On The Hill”, more from the excellent new Soothsayers collaboration with Victor Rice; the title track of the new Grupo Lokito album “Bomoko” (playing at Mambista on February 25th); a bit early on the new Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke album but i’ll come back to it; a Congolese Classic from Franco & Sam Mangwana, more Amapiano from Reece Madlisa & Zuma. Great reissues from Betico Salas Y Su Sonora. More Libala Band from Zambia. New releases from Balimaya, Eddie Palmieri, Awen Ensemble, Chris Hyson, Al-Qasar, Ak’chamel and Norwegian jazz from Siril Malmedal Hauge. Classic Blue Note from Stanley Turrentine, classic Rai from Cheikha Rimitti, classic Salsa from Linda Leida, Orquesta La Conspiración and Rubén Blades & La Orquesta De Pete Rodriguez (there’ll be plenty more where they came from on Saturday at the first El Swing of 2023 (info here)

Bonnie Raitt & Was (Not Was)Baby MineStay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films
Lucas Santtana + Flore Benguigui The Fool On The HillDownload
Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke NonvignonLean In
Awen Ensemble Gobaith Download
Libala Band Masholi Zam Groove
Los Royals De Pucallpa Descarga RoyalPerú Selvático – Sonic Expedition Into The Peruvian Amazon 1972-1986 
Eddie Palmieri  Ran Kan KanEddie Palmieri Presents Sonido Solar
The UnthanksThe Month Of January Sorrows Away
Chris Hyson Pinecone (feat. Joe Webb)Sidekick
Stanley TurrentineWe’ll See Yaw’ll After While, Ya HeahThat’s Where It’s At
Siril Malmedal Hauge Wooden Hotel Jazz Out Of Norway
Ak’chamel Clean Coal is a Porous CondomA Mournful Kingdom of Sand
Al-Qasar Awal (feat. Lee Ranaldo)Who Are We?
Cheikha Rimitti Mani ManNouar
Linda Leida Estoy en AlgoAqui Esta Linda  
Betico Salas Y Su Sonora  La RengaBaile Ud. Con Betico Salas
Grupo Lokito BomokoBomoko
Reece Madlisa & ZumaIy’ntsimbi Zase Envy (feat. Busta 929, Beast Rsa & Dladla Mshunqisi)Ama Roto, Vol. 2 (Kwaito Edition)
Soothsayers  Black SandSoothsayers Meets Victor Rice + Friends
Franco & Sam Mangwana B B CheriForever
Orquesta La Conspiración  Ave Maria Que RumbonCada Loco Con Su Tema  
Rubén Blades & La Orquesta De Pete RodriguezDescarga CalienteDe Panama A Nuevo York 
Balimaya     Seasons Of BarakaDownload