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QC Radio: King Hippo with Joshua Abrams, Supreme Court, Jeff Parker, Ashina


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.

Today, many Chicagoans are mourning the loss of a place many considered sacred. A small candlelit bar tucked away on a residential block in the city’s Bucktown neighbourhood, a bar that stood for 34 years and whose walls were saturated with magic. Joshua Abrams, Supreme Court and Jeff Parker pay tribute to Danny’s Tavern.

Sovereign State Recordings label boss Ashina shares a mix and King Hippo closes out the show with an unreleased project which was recorded live at Danny’s featuring Isaiah Spencer on drums, Isaiah Collier on saxophone, Anton Hatwich on stand up double bass, Brent Griffin Jr. on saxophone and Jumaane Taylor tap dance.

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Joshua Abrams ‘Danny’s Memory Mix’:

The Montclairs – Baby (You Know I’m Gonna Miss You) pt.2 [Paula Records]

O Têrço ‎– Adormeceu [Forma]

Jay Dee – Busta [Bling 47 Recordings]

Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra ‎– Angels And Demons At Play [El Saturn Records]

Beija-Flor e Treme Terra – Embolada das Meninas [Discos Marcus Pereira]

Reminder – Look At Your Left Hand If You’re Dreaming [Easel Records]

Johnny Lytle – The Man [Constellation Records]

Pure Essence – Third Rock [Brute Force Cybernetics Records]

Keni Burke – Risin’ To The Top [RCA Victor]

Donald Byrd – Think Twice [Blue Note]

Main Source – Looking At The Front Door [Wild Pitch Records]

Spoonie Gee & The Treacherous Three – Love Rap [Enjoy Records]

Willie Colon – The Hustler [Fania]

Roy Ayers – Love Will Bring Us Back Together Again [Polydor]

The Whatnauts – Help Is On The Way [Harlem International Records]

Mod Singers & Mod Lads ‎– Let’s Have Some Fun [Savern]

Reminder – Ekeke [Easel Records]

King Geedorah – Fazers [Big Dada Recordings]

Gal Costa – Nåo Identificado [Philips]

Sunny & The Sunliners – Put Me In Jail [Three M Records]

Supreme Court:

Phil Ranelin – Vibes From the Tribe [Tribe Records]

Gil Scott-Heron – When You Are Who You Are [Bluebird]

Frankie Beverly & The Butlers – Love (Your Pain Goes Deep) [Sassy]

Little Beaver – Funkadelic Sound [Cat]

James Brown – Since You’ve been Gone [Polygram]

Bobby Williams- Funky Superfly [MTVH Records]

Third Guitar – Baby Don’t Cry [Rojac]

Billy Paul – Only the Strong Survive [Magick Edit]

Loose Joints – Is it All Over My Face (Kon’s duet mix) [Westend]

Liquid Liquid- Cavern [99 Records]

Eddie Palmieri – Puerto Rico [Mango]

Sabu with Arsenio Rodriguez- Rhapsodia del Maravilloso [Blue Note]

Swan Silvertones – My Rock [Specialty]

Curtis Mayfield – We People Darker Than Blue [Curtom]

Jeff Parker ‘Danny’s Tribute’:

The Whispers – Olivia (Lost and Turned Out) [SOLAR]

Little Beaver – Party Down [Cat]

Bobby Caldwell – What You Won’t Do For Love [Clouds]

J Dilla – Dirty Crushin’ [Mummy Records]

Ohio Players – Pride And Vanity [Westbound Records]

Eddie Bo – The Hook And Sling (instrument) [Scram Records]

Deniece Williams – Free [Columbia]

Pete Rock – Pete’s Jazz [BBE]

William DeVaughn – Be Thankful [Roxbury Records]

Dudley Perkins – Funky Dudley [Stones Throw Records]

Coke Escovedo – I Wouldn’t Change A Thing [Mercury]

Change – The Glow Of Love [Warner Bros. Records]

Stevie Wonder – All I Do [Tamla]

Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly – You [Capitol Records]

Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face? [West End Records]

Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott – Beep Me 911 [EastWest Records]

The Spinners – I’ll Be Around [Atlantic]


Somi – Alien [Okeh]

MopMop – Heritage [Agogo Records]

Ezra Collective – Space Is The Place [Enter The Jungle Records]

Angel Bat Dawid – We Are Starzz [International Anthem Recording Co.]

Amel Larrieux – Danger [Bliss Life]

Afriqua Featuring Zap Mama – Upstream [R & S Records]

Raoul K & Timmy Regisford – Movement Psychedelik [Unquantize]

Antonio Ocasio – To You I Do Voodoo [Tribal Winds]

Louie Vega – Love Is On The Way (Dance Ritual Mix) [Vega Records]

BCUC featuring Saul Williams – Isivunguvungu [Buda Musique]

Kesswa – Contemplate [self-released]

Guianna – You Are Made of Magic [self-released]

Words from King Hippo and a memory:

Isaiah Spencer Collective – Untitled, Movement 1 from ‘A Path Out: An End of the Year Celebration’, recorded live at Danny’s on December 30th, 2018 [Unreleased]

“When traveling is made too easy and comfortable, its spiritual meaning is lost. This may be called sentimentalism, but a certain sense of loneliness engendered by traveling leads one to reflect upon the meaning of life, for life is after all a travelling from one unknown to another unknown.” – D.T. Suzuki

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