Get Your Groove Back

Get Your Groove Back

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11:00am - 1:00pm

GET YOUR GROOVE BACK (aka The Jobs & Growth Show)

Dare I use the “e” (ecl#$%tic) word to describe the wide-ranging styles of music that you will hear on Get Your Groove Back? You’ll hear Muddy Waters back to back with Ali Farka Toure, Sister Rosetta Tharpe with Johnny Winter, Dya Singh with Rory McLeod. Programs include featured albums, tracks to a theme, particular styles (from blues to world), guests (some of whom actually turn up, some of whom are interesting), film soundtracks and other stuff made up on the spur of the moment. Regular features include music I borrow from the library, instrumentals and music around a moment in history. If your life has a soundtrack, the chances are you’ll hear it on Get Your Groove Back.

Join me next week for a Rory McLeod special. He’s playing at The Tap Room 28/3/19. Also, I’ll be playing more WOMAD music.


1. A Significant Increase in Part-time Employment (Clarke) by Clarke & Dawe [2:36]
2. Fanta (Maal) by Baba Maal (2012 WOMAD Sampler, 2012) [4:21] from Senegal.
3. Exhale (Low) by  June Low (Exhale, 2015) [2:57] from Brisbane; one for Bill Clinton.
4. High Times (Boyes) by Fiona Boyes (Blues For Hard Times,2011) [4:05] Kaz Kazanoff harmonica.
5. F*ck Your Laws by Jojo Abot (Fyfyawoto, ?) [3:39] from Ghana: ” I generally don’t care to explain or interpret my art or expression since that generally interrupts the process of the observer discovering meaning in it for him/herself. It’s neither bondage nor suicide.”
6. Djorolen [Worry, anxiety] (Sangare) by Oumou Sangare (Oumou, 2003; orig Woroton, 1996) [4:22] from Mali.
7. Heart Beat Beat (Mennenhett / Hubbard)) by Kelly Mennenhett (Small Dreams, 2014))[2:56] daughter to a 3rd generation grape growing father and cabaret singing mother, was born and bred amongst vineyards in the South Australia.
8. Sota (trad/ arr Hantel) by Shantel (Disko Partizani,2007) [3:16] nee Stefan Hantel, from Mannheim, Germany. Has released 22 albums & EPs.
9. Quentu Te Visciu (Durante/ Mardin) by Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Canzoniere, 2017) [3:54] formed by writer Rina Durante in 1975, is a traditional 7 pce music ensemble from Salento, Italy. The seven piece band and dancer perform a contemporary style of Southern Italy’s traditional Pizzica (a popular Italian folk dance; been around for centuries) music and dance. Rec 19 albums.
10.  Subbra Sutta(Durante/ Faccini/ Mardin) by Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Canzoniere, 2017) [3:33]
11. Moulay Ahmed (Kasri?) by Hamid El Kasri (Yobadi, 2010) [4:13] from Morocco; at the age of 7, El Kasri embarked on the path to becoming a Maalem; a Master of the guembri, a three-stringed bass lute found mostly in Gnawa (a mixture of African, Berber and Arabic songs and rhythms, combining music and acrobatic dancing), the North African music of former black slaves.
11. Banouar (Kasri?) by Hamid El Kasri, duo with Kahled (Yobadi,2010) [4:28]                       
12. Maat (Jobarteh) by Sona Jobarteh (Motherland s’track, 2010) [4:38] from Gambia: she is the first female professional kora player to come from a Griot family. She is the granddaughter of the Master Griot of his generation, Amadu Bansang Jobarteh, a cousin of Toumani Diabate.
13. Afrika (Kidjo/ Hebrail) ) by Angelique Kidjo (Spirit Rising, 2012) [4:18] from Benin.
14. Mali (Songhoy Blues) by The Songhoy Bluess (Music In Exile, 2015) [3:23] from Mali.
15. Tukuaka (Sukuma) by Stewart Sukuma (Motherland s’track, 2010) [4:15] nee Luis Pereira, from Mozambique: his stage name – Stewart Sukuma – means ‘Rise Up’ in Zulu and ‘Push’ in Swahili.
16. Never Again (de Luzuriaga/de  Luzuriaga) by Mojo Juju (Native Tongue, 2018)[3:09] from Dubbo.
17. I Just Wanna Know (de Luzuriaga/ Jenkins/ Whitlock/ Coleman) by Mojo Juju (Native Tongue, 2018)[4:02]
18. The Wind Is Getting Stronger (McLeod) by Rory McLeod (Angry Love, 1985) [4:50]   


International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year. After the Socialist Party of America organised a Women’s Day on February 28, 1909 in New York, the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference suggested a Women’s Day be held annually. After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations.  In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation, and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements. Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended the culture of many countries, primarily in Europe, especially those in the Soviet Bloc. In some regions, the day lost its political flavor, and became simply an occasion for people to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mothers’ Day and Valentine’s Day . In other regions, however, the political and human rights theme designated by the UN runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. Some people celebrate the day by wearing purple ribbons.

1. I’m Your Man (Cohen) by Leonard Cohen  (More Best of, 1983) [4:24] for George Pell.
2. Julia’s First Interview  (Clarke) by Clarke & Dawe  ]2:46]
3. Aberdeen Mississippi Blues (White) by Rory Block (Keepin’ Outta Trouble, a Tribute to Bukka White, 2016) [4:20]
4. Tineni  [Little Sardine] (Kouyate?) by Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba (I Speak Fula, 2010) [4:55] vocals Amy Sarko.
5. Kombu (Bomu Ngoma) (Suleiman/ Kombo/ Hasan/Shadhil/ Faki/ Juma/ trad) by Rajab Suleiman & Kithara – Chungu (Zanzibara 8, 2013) [5:17] vocals Saada Nassor.
6. Abdulcanbaz (Ertel/ Baba Zula) by Baba Zula (Gecekondu [Shanty] , 2010) [5:19] vocals Eleni Hristora.
7. Lo Que Fue  [What It Was] (Aroncena) by Dayme Aroncena (Cubafonia, 2017) [3:50]
8. Doninke [Achieve Something In This Life] (Kouyate)by Kandia Kouyate (Kita Kan, 1999) [7:13]
9.  Vesna (?) by Dakha Brakha [give/ take/ roof](Ha Merxi,[On The Edge], 2009) [7:50] vocals either Olena Tsybulska (percussion), Iryna Koyalenko (djembeflutebuhaypianoukulele) or Nina Harenetska (cello) ; band also includes Marko Halanevych (vocal, goblet, drum, tabla, didgerdoo, harmonica, accordion, cajon}. All members of DAKh Center for Contemporary Art. DakhaBrakha was originally a daughter project of Ukrainian avant-garde theatre.
 10. Not a Pretty Girl (di Franco) by Ani di Franco (Not a Pretty Girl, 1995) [3:58] her 6th album on her own record label, Righteous Babe Records.
11. Wayeina  {Exclamation of Enjoyment] (trad arr Sangare) by Oumou Sangare (Oumou, 2003; orig on Laban, 2003, released as cassette only in Mali) [5:35]
12. Pinata Heart (Caldwell/ Poier) by Abbie Caldwell  & The Chicano Rockers (From Mexico With Love, 2014) [2:23]
13. High Shelf Booze (Jewell) by Eilen Jewell (Letters From Sinners & Strangers, 2007) [3:38] Alec Spiegelman clarinet.
14. Cigarettes (Dyaon) by Mia Dyson (The Moment, 2012) [4:57]
15. Mary Jane by Janis Joplin (Highlihts, 1990) [2:11]
16. Marijuana (Gachette) by Z-Star  (Mix Tape Vol 1,[4:51] British/ Trinidadian Zee Gachette’s band.
17. With God On Their Side (Dylan) by Bob Dylan  live @ Oakland Colisium Arena 12/4/8 (orig  The Times They Are a-Changin’, 1964) [7:10] another for George Pell.


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