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Ghetto Letto

September 5, 2008

I had to wait two months (summer break!) to get my show back on track and I must say it feels good to start a season with good vibes on national airwaves (It’s my 10th season already).  It’s just funny to see how the show (The Hop) changed during these years, from a strictly HipHop show to a show that covers a large spectrum of Black music but still keeping the HipHop culture/mind in it.  That said, here’s the first episode of the new season (it’s part 1 of the show), hope you will like it as much as I do.

De Hop #1

By the way, while I was writing all this I was listening to this beautiful Blue Note album, the Horace Parlan Quintet “Speakin’ My Piece”.  I call this record the Turrentines, because it’s all about the Turrentine brothers on this album. Tommy & Stanley (Sugar Man) just blew me away (good one) on trumpet and sax.  Some might know Horace Parlan for his work with Charles Mingus or Archie Shepp.  The man is just a genius on piano, has a particular style they told me and he suffered with a problem on his right hand (handicap), that might explain his apart style.  Here he is with Archie Shepp, straight killin’ it.Horace Parlan Quintet - Speakin' My Piece - MMBST-84043