18 January 2020 (What’s This Folk?)

A special four hour melding of What’s This Called? with the Music of Folk program on Freeform Portland.








  • Ravi Shankar “Hollywood Dhun” [In Hollywood, 1971]
  • Fela Kuti “2000 Blacks Got To Be Free (feat. Roy Ayers) – Edit” [2000 Blacks Got To Be Free (feat. Roy Ayers)]
  • The Byrds “This Wheel’s on Fire” [Dr. Byrds And Mr. Hyde]
  • Ostanes “Hemelvaart” [Anthology of Persian Experimental Music]
  • Son House “Low Down Dirty Blues” [The Alan Lomax Collection]
  • Lord Nelson “Shango” [Rough Guide To Voodoo]
  • Woody Guthrie “Bound to Lose” [The Alan Lomax Collection]
  • Joanna Brouk “The Creative” [Hearing Music]
  • Lee Hazelwood “Won’t You Tell Your Dreams” [Requiem For An Almost Lady]
  • Kilimani Muslim School “Swala ya mtume” [Music From Tanzania and Zanzibar, Vol. 3]
  • Debashish Bhattacharya “Kolkata to Kanyakumari” [Calcutta Chronicles: Indian Slide-Guitar Odyssey]
  • Noriko Kodama “Memories” [Abyss]
  • Rapoon “Sphinx Wings” [Drone Islands – The Lost Maps]
  • Mick Farren “Lost Johnny” [Ork Records: New York, New York]
  • Carol Cool “Upside Down” [Soul Jazz Records Presents HUSTLE! Reggae Disco – Kingston, London, New York]
  • 22 “Early In The Mornin'” [Prison Songs, Vol. 1: Murderous Home, “Historical Recordings From Parchman Farm 1947-48” – The Alan Lomax Collection]
  • Tonga Boys “Buranda” [Vindodo]
  • Alex Reagan “Drink Medication” [Horse Printer]
  • Joni Mitchell “Both Sides Now” [Both Sides Now]
  • Morton Subotnick “The Last Dream of the Beast” [Music for the Double Life of Amphibians]
  • Nate Trier “Palehound” [Palehound in a Sea of Color]
  • Tehransmission “Leaving the Planet” [Anthology of Persian Experimental Music]
  • Owls Are Not “Broadcast from Nowhere” [Radio Tree]
  • Bob Dylan “Highway 61 Revisited – Live with The Band, Isle Of Wight, 1969” [Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10]
  • Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla “Khal Kar” [Terrouzi]
  • Pentangle “Cruel Sister” [Cruel Sister]
  • Flora McNeill “The Sister’s Lament” [Scottish Drinking And Pipe Songs (Digitally Remastered)]
  • Volcano the Bear “100 Years of Infamy” [Amidst the Noise and Twigs]
  • Nick Drake “Parasite” [Pink Moon]
  • Wei Chung Loh “Parting at Yang Kwan” [The Secret Museum of Mankind Vol. 3]
  • Marta SmiLga “Untitled 11” [Shape Platform 2019]
  • Giovanni Di Domenico “Alma Venus” [Distare Sonanti]
  • Liquid Letters “Time Portal” [The Liquid Letter]
  • 헤이스트링 “A bottomless pit” [Salto]
  • Maung Su “Moe Pau Ko Phan (Flower Of Heaven)” [Secret Museum Of Mankind Vol. 3: Ethnic Music Classics: 1925-48]
  • Dolphin Midwives “(((astralknot)))” [Orchid Milk]
  • Os Ingênuos “Saxophone Porque Choras: Choro” [Dance Music from Brazil]
  • Pandit Bhimsen Joshi “Raga Desh” [Voices of India]
  • Negativland “Melt the North Pole” [True False]
  • Felicia Atkinson “Un Ovale Vert” [The Flower And The Vessel]
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About Ricardo Wang

I began doing Public/Community/College radio at KUGS FM in Bellingham, WA in 1985 and was there until 1987. I spent 10 years at KAOS FM in Olympia, WA from 1993-2003 including a one year stint as Music Director. During that entire time, I did the What's This Called? program, at times for as long as 6 hours in a single night! The show ran at KPSU in Portland, from 2005 to 2018. I've been happily at Freeform Portland since October of 2018 and loving every second at this exciting freeform station! I started the Olympia Experimental Music Festival in 1995 and have been playing music off and on in the Dead Air Fresheners since 1997.

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