Music that changed my life. Archie Shepp featuring Jeanne Lee.

TEXT: why FM radio in Northern Transylvania circa 1993 was as much about freedom as podcasting is today.

MUSIC: Archie Shepp – Blase (featuring Jeanne Lee)

RUNNING TIME: 13’12”

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Archie Shepp - Blase, album cover, 1969
Archie Shepp - Blase, album cover, 1969

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Here is one of the 4-5 tracks in my life that defined my taste for music. And poetry, and freedom. And this is my kind of slow-dance music, too.

Just imagine listening to this song in a student-hostel in communist Romania, during the dark, cold-to-the-bone winter of 1988 to 1989.

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CREDITS:

Archie Shepp – official website.

Archie Shepp on MySpace.

Jeanne Lee on Wikipedia.

Background music: Hammond B-3 legend Joey DeFrancesco

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To download the episode, use this link:

2008-07-16-blase

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