Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Spinning Records With Marion Merritt + A Visit with Jairy
Mark welcomes Marion Merritt, of Records With Merritt, who joins us as “Guest Producer” to share sonic discoveries and information from her musically-encyclopedic-brain. Records With Merritt is located at 1614 Westport Road, KCMO. More info at: www.recordswithmerritt.com.
Marion will play tracks from: Roberta Flack, Amythyst Kiah, Shabaka and the Ancestors, Terry Pollard Quintet, Female Species, Marcos Valle, Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Clairo, Sons of Kemet, Rhiannon Giddens, Terry Gibbs, Mdou Moctor, Tinariwen, Gabor Szabo and Laura Mvula.
At 11:30 Mark talks with KC native, bass player for Momma’s Boy, producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jared Bajkowski about his pop music project Jairy. The music of Jairy explores dissociation, hallucinations, sexuality, and the despair of living in a capital-driven world via smooth, sassy & theatrical 1970s & 1980s inspired pop sounds. Jairy released “Into the Morning,” in early 2020, offering a maximalist and melodramatic pop debut just before the pandemic went into full effect. Ironically, the song deals with coming out of hiding, but the rest of the year would see Jairy and the world lying low and working in the studio recording new music, including Jairy’s new single, “Pool Floors” (featuring: Momma’s Boy band-mate Peter Beatty a.k.a. R.I.Peter and Manor Records label-mate Catty Cline.) The single will be released Friday July 30, 2021. Info: www.manorrecords.com or www.jairy.bandcamp.com