Melting Pot's Best Of 2014!

2014 may have been a really tough year personally, but the music…thankfully there was a lot of beautiful music last year. All of that great music makes for a great “Best Of” show. I was actually busier this year than I was last year, so there was no chance that I was going to be able to get together a set of “Honorable Mentions,” but I think things will be settling down here in 2015, so hopefully we’ll get back to that next time. Here in this first full week of 2015, I’ll also be sharing the best vinyl I dug up over the past year, as well as the best reissues, records and songs of 2014. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

Melting Pot's Best of 2014: First Hour

Melting Pot's Best of 2014: Second Hour

Melting Pot’s Best of 2014 on KPFK Playlist

{opening theme} Underground Vegetables – Melting Pot – 7” (Ximeno)

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Ana Tijoux – Somos Sur – Vengo (Nacional)

Jungle Fire – Tropicoso – Recorded Live At KPFK (KPFK Archives)

Willie West & the High Society Brothers – She’s So Wise – Lost Soul (Timmion)

Bart Davenport – Fuck Fame – Physical World (Love Monk/Burger)

Shintaro Sakamoto & the Komome Children’s Choir – You Could Be A Robot, Too – 7” (Zelome)

London Experimental Jazz – Destroy The Nihilist Picnic 0 Spritiual Jazz 5: The World (Jazzman)

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Kaleidoscope w/ Larry Williams & Johnny Guitar Watson – Nobody – Country Funk Vol. 2 (Light In The Attic)

Los Hacheros – Toma Tu Pilon – Pilon (Daptone)

Allo Darlin’ – History Lessons – We Come From The Same Place (Slumberland)

Sun Kil Moon – Micheline – Benji (Caldo Verde)

Charnett Moffett – Spirit of Sound (Recorded Live At KPFK (KPFK Archives)

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Little Sister w/ Buddy Miles – You’re The One (Early Version) – I’m Just Like You: Sly Stone’s Stoneflower 1969-1970 (Light IN The Attic)

BadBadNotGood – Confession – III (Innovative Leisure)

Dilated Peoples – Let Your Thoughts Fly Away – Directors Of Photography (Rhymesayers)

Lauryn Hill – Black Rage – Single (Self-Released)

The Beta Club – Brazza Nova – 7” (Cartel Records)

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Perfect Pussy – Driver – Say Yes To Love (Captured Tracks)

The Budos Band – Aphasia – Burnt Offering (Daptone)

Stone Wall – Living Today – Local Customs: Cavern Sound (Numero)

Afrosound – Una Abeja En El Semaforo – The Afrosound Of Colombia Vol. 2 (Vampi Soul)

Karol Conka – Boa Noite – Batuk Freak (Mr. Bongo)

Les Sins – Toy – Michael (Carpark)

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Flying Lotus – Coronus, The Terminator – You’re Dead (Warp)

Madlib & Freddie Gibbs w/ Domo Genesis and Earl Sweatshirt – Robes – Pinata (Madlib Invazion)

Rome Sithammarat – Sao New Look – The Sound Of Siam Vol. 2 (Soundway)

The Souljazz Orchestra – Celestial Blues – Inner Fire (Strut)

Electric Wire Hustle – Look In The Sky – Bye & Bye (Okay Player)

Adrian Younge & the Souls Of Mischief – There Is Only Now (Instrumental) – There Is Only Now (Linear Labs)

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Zara McFarlane – Open Heart – Recorded Live At KPFK (KPFK Archives)

Lewis – Romance For Two – L’Amour (Light In The Attic)

Spain feat. Charlie Haden – You and I – Sargent Place (Glitterhouse)

Rodrigo Amarante – The Ribbon – Recorded Live At KPFK (KPFK Archives)

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{closing theme} Bob Dylan feat. Michael Bloomfield – Like A Rolling Stone (Instrumental) – From His Head, To His Heart, To His Hands (Legacy)

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