Saturday, February 18, 2023

Emergency Hearts - For Jen Angel RIP (TOTR 447)

 -for Jen Angel (1-29-1975 to 2-9-2023) & all the friends, family, & movements who survive her 
-as always, the views on this show belong to the host & curator & not to the WTTU student management or Tennessee Tech
-aired on WTTU 88.5 FM The Nest on Saturday, February 18, 2023
-We begin with a reading of Jen’s obituary by Mark Zaborney from The Blade. 

Listen to the audio archive here:

Leonard Bernstein & New York Philharmonic - from Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite
Sweet Honey In The Rock - We Are The Ones
Porterdavis - Come On In My Kitchen
The Decemberists - Don’t Carry It All
The Avett Brothers - True Sadness
Conversation with guest Chris Crass
Evan Greer - I Want Something
Evan Greer - Punk Rock Angel From Montgomery
Pagan Holiday - Hallelujah 
Fugazi - Blueprint
Screeching Weasel - A New Tomorrow 
NOFX - Johnny Appleseed
Fifteen - Lookin’ for Trouble 
Boom Boom Racoon - States and Nations 
Ramshackle Glory - Of Ballots & Barricades
Moon Bandits - Emergency Hearts 
The Window Smashing Job Creators - Utopian Spiel 
Kimya Dawson - Utopian Futures 
Grace Petrie - If There’s A Fire In Your Heart
Casey Neill - Sisters of the Road
Poison Girls - All The Way 
Nina Simone - Here Comes The Sun 
Thanks to Kristi, Jeff, & Lee for help with the playlist
Learn more about author/activist Chris Crass:

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Banging Breakdown (TOTR 446)


A program in the spirit of Alan Lomax & Black History Month.
 Special guest Nathan Salsburg.

The Association for Cultural Equity
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Originally aired on Saturday, February 11, 2023 on WTTU 

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Alan Lomax - My Little John Henry
Nathan Salsburg & Bonnie Prince Billy - Unlearning Chant
Hobart Smith - Banging Breakdown 
Memphis Slim, Sonny Boy Williamson II, & Big Bill Broonzy - I Could Hear My Name A Ringin'
Lead Belly - Alabama Bound
From Alan Lomax’s Negro Prison And Blues Songs
Little Red, Tangle Eye, & Hard Hair - Early in the Mornin'
Alex - Prison Blues
Bama - Levee Camp Holler
R.C. Crenshaw - I'm Going Home on the Mornin' Train
Son House - Downhearted Blues
Mississippi Fred McDowell - Woke Up This Morning With My Mind On Jesus 
Mississippi Fred McDowell - Lord Have Mercy 
Johnny Lee Moore - Levee Camp Holler
Jesus Is Real to Me
Bessie Jones - Hambone
Bessie Jones & Georgia Sea Island Singers - Before This Time Another Year
Bessie Jones - Get in Union
Bessie Jones - This Train is a Clean Train
Rev. Gary Davis - I Belong To The Band-Hallelujah!
Union Choir of the Church of God and Saints of Christ - None But the Righteous 
Othar Turner & The Rising Star Fife & Drum Band - When I Lay My Burden Down
Henry Morrison & Saint Simon's Island Singers - I'm Gonna Sail Like a Ship on the Ocean
James Shorty & Viola James - This Little Light of Mine
James Shorty & Viola James - Jesus on the Main Line

Saturday, February 4, 2023

People Got To Be Free (TOTR 445)


[photo - Andrew Smith the Teacher On The Radio, his mom Barb Smith, and today's guest interviewee Tom Savage, from the October 2022 NAACP banquet]

Originally aired on Saturday, February 4, 2023 on WTTU 
Listen to the audio archive here:

Keb' Mo' - People Got to Be Free
Interview with Tom Savage, Cookeville NAACP
Stevie Wonder - Love's In Need Of Love Today
Fantastic Negrito- Highest Bidder 
Sunny War - No Reason
Prince - Sign 'O' the Times
Tracy Chapman - Behind the Wall
Boogie Down Productions - Who Protects Us From You?
Tré Burt - Under the Devil's Knee
Sam Cooke - Chain Gang
Cynthia Erivo - Stand Up
Moby & Gregory Porter & Amythyst Kiah - Natural Blues
Ondara - Mr. Landlord
Miko Marks & The Resurrectors - Lay Your Burdens Down
The 1865 - Buckshot
Bad Brains - Stay Close to Me
Dropkick Murphys - We Shall Overcome
Pete Seeger - John Brown's Body
Our Native Daughters- Black Myself
Resistance Revival Chorus & Rhiannon Giddens - All You Fascists Bound To Lose
Sweet Honey In The Rock- Ella's Song
The Staple Singers - Everyday People