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Best of Show A Box of Toys – Episode 162 V8

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Our 8th Best Of Show featuring shows 149-161, highlighted artists include Roll The Dice, Phume, Radian, Brice/Glace, Zeni Geva, Point/Line/Plane, Ill Considered, Forgas Band Phenomena, Polar Bear, Get The Blessing, The Comet Is Coming, Shabaka Hutchings, Zem Audo, and Elephantine.


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A Box of Toys – Episode 161 Digital Downloads V10

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Our first series to reach the milestone of 10, featuring obscurities culled from the web, including Red Snapper, J-J Birge, Felix K, Nate Schieble, Klein, Time Of Orchids, Poudingue, M. Louca, Matthewdavid, Stade, C_C, Spirit Skinned, St. Abdullah & Nazary, Psychic Hotline & Kode9.


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A Box of Toys – February 20, 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 – Episode 160 Winter Needledrop Wrapup

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Recently acquired vinyl from online and record stores yielded the following trove: Cybelle, Delia Derbyshire, R. Stevie Moore, Poudingue, Moses Boyd, Theon Cross, Shifted Phases, Of Montreal, Scott Walker and Steve Lacy. Much of this list is highly collectable. And listenable.


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A Box of Toys – EP159 – UK Jazz Explosion Wrap Up

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Our final UK Jazz Explosion show and wrap up in the 3 part series, featuring Africa Express, EJ Thackary, Zem Audu, GoGo Penguin, Binker Golding, Matt Calvert, Red Snapper, Maisha, The Grip, Ill Considered, Ezra Collective, The Comet Is Coming, Sons of Kemet and Acoustic Ladyland.


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A Box of Toys – Rerun: Episode 73 Jajaguwar Easy Pics

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Original Airdate:  9-14-2021 This week, we skim the cream from the Jagjaguwar Record label, and find a banquet of bountiful bands, including Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Peter Gabriel, Bon Iver, Mike Patton, and Sharon Van Etten- all of whom are active and in some cases touring in the near future.


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A Box of Toys – EP158: UK Jazz Explosion V2

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We are continuing our journey into the depths of the burgeoning UK Jazz Scene.  Today’s show will feature Kamaal Williams, Flock, Maisha, KoKoRoKo, Alfa Mist, Ill Considered, Theon Cross, Nubya Garcia, The Grip, Collocutor, Shabaka Hutchings, and Red Snapper.  


This week we conclude our tribute to the majesty of upstart Leaving Records, covering the most recent 5 years of the label’s autre.  This includes two fine albums by Zeroh, as well as a smattering of lesser known West Coast artists in the experimental, electronic, and ambient music scene.   Original Air Date:  7/6/21  


Surprising new developments in the UK Jazz Scene that fit with our aesthetic,illustrated by Mulatu Astatke, Acoustic Ladyland, Polar Bear, Sons of Kemet, Get The Blessing, Melt Yourself Down, The Comet Is Coming, Yazz Ahmed, Ebi Soda, Village of the Sun, and Ezra Collective.


Our adventures in label land continue with Important Records out of Massachusetts- home to an array of avant rock artists.  Without much commercial appeal, this label has managed to put out high quality material from relatively unknown artists for two decades.  In recent times, they have ventured into widening genres, and the result is a … Continued