In preparation for his annual pilgrimage to Texas for Thanksgiving, DJ Mackie is digging deep in the caverns of Texas music. On Saturday, November 23rd, LOST TREASURES will feature gems from some forgotten Texas rock groups like Mouse & the Traps and The Kitchen Cinq, as well as funk from Kashmere Stage Band and blues from Texan greats Lightning Hopkins and Henry Ragtime Thomas. The International Artists label, a favorite of LOST TREASURES, will also play heavily in the mix with psych explorations by The Red Crayola and the 13th Floor Elevators. Tune in at 9am locally at 94.3 FM and online at takomaradio.org
This Saturday, November 9th, LOST TREASURES celebrates Joe Bussard, legendary music collector, record producer, and guitarist. Over the course of 65 years, Bussard amassed one of the world’s greatest collection of 78rpm records numbering 25,000 at one point. In addition to working as a radio DJ all of his life, Bussard also founded his own label in 1964 and released hundreds of 78 records out of his home in Frederick, MD. DJ Mackie will play treasures from the Bussard collection and as well as music from his Fonotone label. 9:00am this Saturday on 94.3 FM or streaming worldwide: takomaradio.org
As part of WOWDY week, DJ Mackie will be celebrating the “500 CLUB” this Saturday morning at 9am on LOST TREASURES. Focusing on musicians and bands who initially released extremely limited edition private press or independent records of under 500 copies, LOST TREASURES will feature lots of great local and international artists, including tracks from the uber-rare soul label Shrine (from DC), Takoma Park legend John Fahey, other fingerstyle guitarists like Peter Walker, and many rare oddities that never fully saw the light of day but still deserve a second listen.
WOWD: bringing you the rarest of the rare on 94.3 FM or streaming on takomaradio.org
On a recent trip to Japan, DJ Mackie went on a digging expedition, locating some great lost treasures from the Japanese music scene circa 1960 through the 1980s. Tune in at 9am this Saturday, October 12th as he shares treasures from Japan, including tunes by Sanchiko Kanenobu, Harumi, Kenji Endo, Fishmans, and Otoboke Beaver, among others.
As always, tune in locally at 94.3 FM or streaming online at takomaradio.org
The world lost two of the greatest songwriters (of my generation) in the last month: DAVID BERMAN (1967-2019) and DANIEL JOHNSTON (1961-2019). Berman was best known as the lyrical craftsman of his band The Silver Jews and committed suicide, after years of battling depression, in August. Daniel Johnston, a Texas legend known for his extremely personal and emotional heart-wrenching lyrics, died suddenly of a heart attack on September 10th. On Lost Treasures this Saturday, 9/14 at 9am, DJ Mackie will be exploring the worlds of Berman and Johnston, digging deep into their catalogues, and remembering their genius.
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