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QC Radio: King Hippo with Ayana Contreras and Junius Paul


QC Radio is a weekly look at the creativity flowing through the City of Chicago. We’ll hear from Chicago-based musicians, DJs, record stores, journalists, labels and parties. This season is curated by broadcaster, event producer and member of the International Anthem family, King Hippo.

QC Radio returns monthly beginning Tuesday, May 25th. Before that, we offer you ‘QC Radio Season One: Bonus Beats, Number 2’ featuring Ayana Contreras, Junius Paul and King Hippo.

Ayana Contreras is a record collector, DJ, radio host/producer at Chicago Public Media, a founder/blogger at darkjive.com, and a columnist and reviewer at DownBeat Magazine. Her first book, ‘Energy Never Dies: Afro-Optimism and Creativity in Chicago’, will be released in November by University of Illinois Press.

Junius Paul is a record collector, DJ, and bassist. He plays bass for Art Ensemble of Chicago and Makaya McCraven. Junius released an album on Chicago record label International Anthem titled ISM in November of 2019.

Listen now Tracklist

Ayana Contreras:

The Indigos – I Love You (Je Vous Aime Oui Je Fais) [Neptune]

Duponts – If You Love Me [ATCO}

Marlena Shaw – Loving You Was Like A Party [Blue Note]

Freda Payne – Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right [Invictus]

We The People – Right Now [Lion]

Dramatics – Ocean of Thoughts and Dreams [ABC]

Lost Generation – You Only Get Out Of Love [Brunswick]

Friends Of Distinction –  I Need You [RCA]

Ann Peebles – Somebody’s On The Case  [Hi]

Brothers Of Soul – You’d Better Believe It [Boo]

Bill Summers and Summers Heat – Don’t Fade Away (45 edit) [Prestige]

Rene and Angela – My First Love [Capitol]

Sergio Mendes and Brazil ’77 – If I Ever Lose This Heaven [Elektra]

Sylvers – Forever Yours [Capitol]

Norman Connors – We Both Need Each Other [Buddah]

Madeline Bell – I’m Gonna Make You Love Me [Mod]

The Diplomats – I’m So Glad That I Found You [Dynamo]

Debbie Jacobs – No Ifs Ands or Buts [Today]

Lost Generation – Pretty Little Angel Eyes [Brunswick]

Bobby Wilson – Don’t Shut Me Out [Buddah]

Odds & Ends – Who Could Doubt My Love [Today]

Roy Ayers Ubiquity –  We Live In Brooklyn [Polydor]

The Fawns – Problem Child [RCA]

Isley Brothers – Here We Go Again [T-Neck]

Five Special – Do Something Special [Elektra]

Seals & Crofts – Sweet Green Fields [Warner Brothers]

The Sweet Cherries – Love Is What You Make It [T-Neck]

Junius Paul:

Curtis Mayfield – Back To The World [Curtom]

Brainstorm – This Must Be Heaven [Tabu Records]

Ramsey Lewis – Aufu Oodu [Columbia]

Miroslav Vitous – From Far Away [Warner Bros. Records]

Billy Cobham – Almustafa The Beloved [Atlantic]

Howlin’ Wolf – Smokestack Lightning [Cadet Concept]

War – River Niger [Blue Note]

Miles Davis – Selim [Columbia]

Herbie Hancock – Sun Touch [Columbia]

Shuggie Otis – Sparkle City [Epic]

Bobby Hutcherson – A Night In Barcelona [Blue Note]

Tony Williams – Two Worlds [Polydor]

Art Ensemble of Chicago – Cyp [ECM Records]

Bobbi Humphrey – Please Set Me At Ease [Blue Note]

Ramsey Lewis – Opus V [Cadet]

The New Rotary Connection – Love Is [Cadet Concept]

King Hippo’s Recently Released and Recently Re-issued Favorites:

Quiet Dawn x Sarah Williams White – One By One (Bruk It Version) [First Word Records]

El Domingo – Duendes [Mango Hill Records]

Los Kings – Empecemos (Let´s Start) [El Palmas Music, Re-issue]

Belmond Black – It Is Never Too Late [Cultures of Soul, Re-issue]

Nathan Bartell – Top Going Down [Athens Of The North, Re-issue]

Gospel Ambassadors – This Little Light of Mine [Cultures of Soul, Re-issue]

Roots – School Girl [Frederiksberg Records, Re-Issue]

The Cult – The Cult Theme [Mad About Records, Re-issue]

Satin Finish – Took A Chance On Love [Fantasy Love Records, Re-issue]

Kenny Mann With Liquid Pleasure – If I Had My Way [Mad About Records, Re-issue]

Meftah – Ur Utility [Steady Flight Circle]

Stefan Ringer – Bossa GRV Drum Track [Argot]

Ben Hixon – D.I.P. [Dolfin Records] <- Released in 2020, not so recent. Still DOPE AF though.

FYI Chris – Black Dragon Loop [Black Acre Records]

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