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Rabble Without A Cause
Wednesday August 1st, 2012 with Rob Bitschofsky
The Curious Case of Barney Wilen's Moshi.

Barney Wilen was a French old-school tenor and soprano saxophonist who came to fame playing with Miles Davis on the seminal soundtrack Ascenseur pour l'Échafaud. Fine. By the late 60s he took a strange, sharp turn into blistering psychedelic rock fusion with the album Dear Prof. Leary. But things got stranger still when he went to Africa in 1970 with some recording equipment and an entourage intent on chasing after the songs of the pygmies. Combining snippets of field recordings, African folk songs, animal noises, whimsical singing and all kinds of delightful weirdness, Moshi is the album he made when he came back in 1972.
Dear Prof. Leary
Barney Wilen And His Amazing Free Rock Band - Dear Prof. Leary - MPS Records
Gardenia Devil
Barney Wilen - Moshi - MPS Records
14 Temps
Barney Wilen - Moshi - MPS Records
Bamako Koulikaro
Barney Wilen - Moshi - MPS Records
Africa Freak Out
Barney Wilen - Moshi - MPS Records
Barney Wilen - Moshi - MPS Records
Tindi Abalessa
Barney Wilen - Moshi - MPS Records
Sannu Ne Gheniyo
Barney Wilen - Moshi - MPS Records
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Alnoor Allidina (host)
Nice stuff. I like the "Creator's Got A Master Plan" allusion at the end of Africa Freak Out.

10:47 AM, August 2nd, 2012
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Yeah! I think Barney Wilen was listening to a lot of Pharoah Sanders at the time. Great freaky hippie jazz! Now I'm off to go listen to the second half of your canadian contemporary gamelan show.

12:09 PM, August 2nd, 2012
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