Gerry Lyseight – Phonic FM – 26/6/22

A few tunes harking back to the wonderful Mambista Gig in the Park featuring an incandescent Errol Linton and a look forward to the next Mambista Gig in the Park featuring Alvorada on July 31st. We also celebrated the genius, and 80th birthday, of Brian Wilson with a few of his classics with The Beach Boys. 

There was another play for DOMi & JD BECK, Mavis Staples & Levon Helm, Soothsayers, Bruno Berle and Julius Rodriguez respectively, alongside first plays for tunes from Voltage & Shy FX, Madalitso Band, Tito de Gracia & Naoka Jam, Kendrick Lamar, Moses Matovu & Afrigo Band, Xaxado Novo, Jon Hendricks, Jimetta Rose & Voices of Creation; plus Fania Flashbacks from Ismael Rivera and Cheo Feliciano and a Congolese Classic from Franco. 

Last week I caught 2 live shows from 2 ends of the pop spectrum: bona fide pop legend the 81 year old, Dionne Warwick at a charity event for around 200 people in Dulwich Village in a local church with only her regular pianist providing sensitive, tasteful backing; and 20 year old superstar, Billie Eilish at The o2, with backing tapes, massive sound system a totally hyped up audience of 20,000 – for the last of 6 sold out nights – mainly (but far from solely) made up of young girls who sang every word to every song. Both shows were excellent in their own very different ways.

AlvoradaOkik RyasFirst Light
Bruno BerleQuero DizerNo Reino Dos Afetos
Xaxado Novo PifanadaBrasil Novo
Errol LintonBig Man’s Gone (I’m on My Way)No Entry
Lee DorseyYa Ya
Sonny Boy Williamson Fattening Frogs For Snakes
Augustus PabloCassava Piece
The Spencer Davis GroupGimme Some Lovin’
Tito de Gracia & Naoka Jam Lo Que Soy
John Jimenez Llego la Negra (Feat Tito Cruz)
Jimetta Rose & Voices of CreationLet The Sunshine InHow Good It Is  
Julius RodriguezAll I DoLet Sound Tell All
Jon HendricksNo MoreIf Music presents- You Need This! An Introduction To Enja Records   
The Beach BoysIn My Room
The Beach BoysGod Only KnowsPet Sounds
The Beach BoysSurf’s UpSurf’s Up
The Beach BoysSail On SailorHolland
Tito Rodriguez Jr AcuerdateEclipse
José Mangual Jr. Barranquillero ArrebataoMis Mejores Exitos
Moses Matovu & Afrigo BandOswadde NnyoQueen of Katwe Soundtrack 
Madalitso BandAli Ndi VutoMusakayike
Voltage & Shy FXAmazing (feat. Agent Sasco (Assassin))
SoothsayersLast Days (Dub Version)
Billie EilishWish You Were GayWhen We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go? 
Kendrick LamarDie HardMr. Morale & The Big Steppers
Franco et Le T.P. O.K. Jazz Mazamba  A L’Ancienne Belgique
Ismael RiveraDime Por QueThe Fania “Legends Of Salsa” Vol. 8
Cheo FelicianoNaboreThe Essential Guide To Latin
Mavis Staples & Levon HelmFarther AlongCarry Me Home