Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
More Songs of Freedom, Protest & Action + Marion Merritt + Betse Ellis + Sid Sowder & TOO MUCH ROCK + Kemet Coleman & Kadesh Flow & Troostival
While “this whole political world has gone insane,” Mark features More Songs of Freedom, Protest & Action for 2020 We’ll spin tracks inspired by the times we’re living through from: The Freedom Affair, Kemet Coleman, Kadesh Flow, H.E.R., Krystle Warren, Soultru, The Black Creatures, Betse & Clarke, Verbose, and The Republic Tigers. We’ll also premiere the newest single from Dream Girl and Too Much Rock.
One of WMM’s longtime (16-years) contributors, Marion Merritt of Records With Merritt, a minority owned business in KCMO, joins us as our special guest co-host. We also welcome Betse Ellis, critically acclaimed fiddler, singer, songwriter, and one half of Betse & Clarke who joins us as special guest co-host. Betse & Marion will encourage our listeners to call 888-931-0901, or visit www.kkfi.org to support 90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio during our Fall Fund Drive Show.
At 11:00 AM, we welcome Sid Sowder founder of Too Much Rock, a music blog site he created in 1997 to share his photos, videos & comments of live music shows he attends. Sid is also the creator of The Too Much Rock Singles Series, a collection of 45 rpm singles that marry great songs with great bands all for the love of vinyl. Each old-school two-song single features one unique song paired with one cover chosen by Too Much Rock who press 500 limited edition copies and then simply give them to the band. Schwervon!, Rev Gusto, Josh Berwanger Band, The Uncouth, Hipshot Killer, Witch Jail, Red Kate, Heidi Lynne Gluck, and Brandon Phillips and The Condition have all recorded Too Much Rock Singles. Sid Sowder will reveal the new Too Much Rock band who will join us Live in our 90.1 FM Studios and we’ll premiere both sides of the new 7 inch vinyl single. More info at: www.toomuchrock.com
At 11:30 Mark talks with Kemet Coleman & Kadesh Flow who join us to share all the details about Troostival, Friday, October 23, 2020. Troostival features a line-up of musical acts who will play live on an outdoors rooftop stage and also to be broadcast live using multiple high resolution cameras and state of the art recording techniques for audiences to stream virtually. NuBlvckCity, Crystal Rose, The Royal Chief, We The People, The Black Creatures, Amber “Flutienastiness” Underwood, Kadesh Flow, and Kemet Coleman are all scheduled to appear in this socially distant concert and, virtual experience celebrating the diversity of Black music in KC. Troostival is a Black owned and operated festival with a very simple agenda: unmute Black musicians, celebrate Black creativity, and challenge racial injustice. Troostival virtual tickets are free to all Kansas City Eastside residents living in ZIP codes 64109, 64110, 64127, 64128, 64130, and 64132. More information at: www.troostival.com