Phonic FM – 12/11/23

“Where words fail, music speaks”. 

The words of the prophets are written on the studio walls (apologies to Paul Simon and a huge big up to whoever wrote that on the Phonic studio white board).

Some John Lee Hooker and Brownie McGee (& Sonny Terry) highlighting Val Wilmer’s Blue Moments, Black Sounds, her “unique retrospective of photographic work” at Worldly, Wicked & Wise Gallery, 81 Salusbury Road, London NW6 6NH – until 30 November And thanks as always to Richard Williams’s excellent The Blue Moment blog for the initial heads up. Evocative and intimate images of Miles Davis, Aretha, Sun Ra, Muddy Waters playing cards with Brownie McGee, Roosevelt Sykes, Hendrix, ecstatic blues dancers in the Deep South and loads more.

A couple from Joni celebrating her recent 80th birthday, cool hip hop from Illa J, an excellent Kokoroko remix (pictured), ‘new’ live Cal Tjader for Record Store Day, some LA Brainfeeder business from Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Celia Cruz with Johnny Pacheco, what’s not to like!

corto.altoLaraBad With Names
ResavoirSunday MorningResavoir
Illa  J RELAPSEDownload
KokorokoSomethings Going On (Miles James Remix)Could We Be More Remixes
Ayala ValleyLost/Valley EP
Cal Tjader  Maramoor MamboCatch The Groove – Live at the Penthouse 1963-1967
El Clan Antillano Estas EquivocadaEl Clan Antillano
El Clan Antillano No Como CarretaEl Clan Antillano
Dominique DalcanLes tresors que j’ai en moi  – feat Sulafa ElyasLast Night A Woman Save My Life
Omri More & Yosef Gutman LevittMovement Nine – Sunshine Melodies Of Light 
Joni MitchellConversationLadies Of The Canyon
Joni MitchellDreamlandDon Juan’s Reckless Daughter
Takumi Moriya Night Dream7’/Download
Miguel Atwood-FergusonKairos (Kefi)Les Jardins Mystiques Vol.1
Special Feelings Brain FogDownload
Orchestra FuegoBaila Mi Salsa (ft. Miguel Guerrero, Veronica Romero)Download
Little Johnny Rivero Feat. Anthony AlmonteLady CasanovaMejor Que Nunca
Mike Dogliotti    Hagalo7″/Download
Pachyman Sale el SolSwitched On
John Lee Hooker DimplesGet On The Right Track: Mod R&B, Jazz & Ska
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee Walk On
Tyler ICU & Tumelo.zaMnike (feat. DJ Maphorisa, Nandipha808, Ceeka RSA & Tyron Dee) Download
Orchestre International Karawa MusicaAs DiopAsouka
Ernie Agosto Y La ConspiracionSe Que TuAfecto Y Carino 
Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco Despechado De Nuevo
Lagos ThugsInnocent Blood (Let it be known)Download