A Box of Toys – July 23, 2024

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A Box of Toys is a radio program dedicated to the mystery of obscure music. The sheer volume of new and original artists is utterly overwhelming and A Box of Toys endeavors to pluck these voices out of their dusty basements and onto the airwaves for your listening pleasure. It is the culmination of a …

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In episode 174 Cairo Revisited, we return to the Cairo Underground for a tour of the left field via the Mostakell and Nashazphone Labels who include in their roster: Lekhfa, ZULI, Maryam Saleh, Sister Iodine, 7ajee, Panstarrs, Kayann, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh, Drissi Al-Abassi, LaBombe, Kamilya Jubran & Werner Hasler. Curator Chris Cory: “It has been a couple of months now since our Straight Out of Cairo show (Episode … Continued


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RERUN Ep89: The South African Century

A journey through South Africa primarily through the Gallo Records imprint, whose A&R through 1950 was run by Griffiths Motseiloa. We explore the mystery of “Rae Gae”, published in 1939, a full 30 years before Reggae became a genre, Mirabi music, Amapiano, and much more.


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Episode 173 – Vietnam, Cambodia, Appalachia, Mississippi

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Episode 173 explores the color and fabric of folk music from two disparate regions: SE Asia and SE United States, including folk recordings from Vietnam, Cambodia and Appalachia. Most artists are unidentified, except: GB Grayson, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, and Sylvester Weaver and a few others. “One evening, approximately 30 years ago, I went to a … Continued


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A Box of Toys – June 18, 2024

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A Box of Toys is a radio program dedicated to the mystery of obscure music. The sheer volume of new and original artists is utterly overwhelming and A Box of Toys endeavors to pluck these voices out of their dusty basements and onto the airwaves for your listening pleasure. It is the culmination of a … Continued


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Episode 171 – The Considerable Legacy of Richard Davis

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This episode covers the legacy of legendary bassist Richard Davis as a sideman for Roland Kirk, Jaki Byard, Andrew Hill, Gabor Szabo, Van Morrison, Janis Ian, Eric Dolphy, George Benson, Sonny Stitt, Phoebe Snow, Paul Simon and Sarah Vaughn. Renowned bassist Richard Davis passed away in September of 2023.  This show will review only a … Continued


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Episode 170 Bobby Tench In Memoriam

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A tribute to the late great Bobby Tench, and featuring samples of his recorded output as a sideman or as a leader including: The Gass, Jeff Beck, Ginger Baker, Freddy King, Streetwalker, Hummingbird, Topper Headon, Boxer, Joanna Connor, Roger Chapman, and Van Morrison. When ABOT does a tribute show, we try to do it for … Continued


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Luaka Bop Record Review

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A journey through the Luaka Bop catalog including Moreno Veloso, Os Mutantes, Javelin, Janka Nabay, Floating Points, Domenico Lancellotti, Delicate Steve, Cornershop, Cibo Matto, Bremer/McCoy, Alice Coltrane, Shoukichi Kina, Zap Mama, Tom Ze, Shuggie Otis & Alhaji Waziri Oshomah.


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A Box of Toys – May 21, 2024

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A Box of Toys is a radio program dedicated to the mystery of obscure music. The sheer volume of new and original artists is utterly overwhelming and A Box of Toys endeavors to pluck these voices out of their dusty basements and onto the airwaves for your listening pleasure. It is the culmination of a … Continued


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A Box of Toys – May 14, 2024

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A Box of Toys is a radio program dedicated to the mystery of obscure music. The sheer volume of new and original artists is utterly overwhelming and A Box of Toys endeavors to pluck these voices out of their dusty basements and onto the airwaves for your listening pleasure. It is the culmination of a … Continued