Straight No Chaser: Paul Bradshaw

Paul Bradshaw is the editor/publisher of the iconic Straight No Chaser magazine and in this mid summer special he kicks off with an extraordinary tribute to Don Cherry by violinist Billy Bang – recorded in Ho Chi Minh City – and a brilliant solo piano version of 'My Favourite Things' by the late Masabumi Kikuchi. Using the prism of music he also homes in on the June birthdays of various seminal reggae artists while adding a little dose of Congolese soukous to recall his journalistic relationship with the Paris based photographer Jean Bernard Sohiez RIP.

Billy Bang ft Duc Dau & Phu Dong Family Band of Ho Chi Minh City - Song For Don Cherry [BBE]

Hassan Ibn Ali - True Train [Omnivore Recordings]

Masabumi Kikuchi - My Favourite Things [Unknown]

Ruth Goller - Often they Came to Visit, Even Just to See How She Was [Vula Viel Records]

Chip Wickham - Blue To Red (Photay No Drums Remix) [Self-Released]

Mario Rui Silva - Stories From Another Time [Time Capsule]

Vivien Goldman - Saturday Afternoon [Unreleased]

Joe Higgs - There's A Reward [White Label]

Mikey Dread - Saturday Night Style [Dread At The Controls]

Levi Roots / Fred Locks - Poor Man's Story [Coxsone Outerbnational]

Hugh Mundell - Jah Fire Will Be Burning [J&F]

Augustus Pablo - Black Ants Lane [Rockers]

Augustus Pablo - Forever Love [Clocktower Records]

Evoloko Joker & Langa Langa Stars & Evoloko - Mingelina B52 [Flash Diffusion]

Koffi Olomide - Stephie [Self Released]

Franco Et Sam Mangwana - Co-Operation [Tamasha Corporation Limited]

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Concrete Jungle [Universal/Island]

Bob Marley - Rainbow Country [Daddy Kool]

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