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03-09-19 & 03-10-19 | Songs for Listening | Carlos Tortolero

03-09-19 & 03-10-19 | Songs for Listening | Carlos Tortolero

Carlos Tortolero, director of Chicago Blues Festival and co-director of World Music Festival Chicago (both events managed by the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events), provides a special weekend playlist for Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10 at Songs for Listening.⁣

When I asked Carlos for three to five songs to assemble a short playlist, he suggested that it would be futile for him to reduce his selections so drastically. Instead, he offered me a list of his favorite vinyl recordings, those albums that sit in a crate near to his record player for easy access. How could I refuse such a bounty!?!⁣

Congos 'Heart of the Congos'⁣
Horace Andy 'Good Vibes'⁣
August Pablo 'Original Rockers'⁣
Bob Marley & the Wailers 'Soul Rebel'*⁣
Bob Marley & the Wailers 'Survival'⁣
King Tubby Meets Roots Radics 'Dangerous Dub'
Fela Kuta 'Fear Not For Man'⁣
Fela Kuti 'Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense'⁣
Tony Allen 'No Discrimination'⁣
Muddy Waters 'Best of Muddy Waters'⁣
Jimi Hendrix 'Axis: Bold As Love'⁣
Junior Wells 'Hoodoo Man Blues'*⁣
Magic Sam 'West Side Soul'⁣
Professor Longhair 'Crawfish Fiesta'⁣
John Coltrane 'A Love Supreme'
Mahmoud Ahmed 'Mahmoud Ahmed (Ethiopiques No. 7)'⁣
Ali Farka Toure 'Special Bienale du Mali' [substituted Farka Toure's 'Radio Mali' for the playlist]⁣
Ravi Shankar 'Live at the Monterey International Pop Festival'⁣
Ravi Shankar & Ali Akbar Khan 'The Masters of India' [substituted Shankar & Akbar Khan 'Ragas' for the playlist]⁣ | Ali Akbar Khan & L. Subramaniam w. Zakir Hussain 'Raga Sindhi Bharavi'⁣
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan 'Shahen-Shah'⁣
Nasrat Fateh Ali Khan 'Shahbaaz'⁣
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan 'Love & Devotion'⁣

03-11-19 | Songs for Listening | Jill Sternheimer

03-11-19 | Songs for Listening | Jill Sternheimer

03-08-19 | Songs for Listening | Lesley Robertson

03-08-19 | Songs for Listening | Lesley Robertson