WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp- My Latin Roots ?

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
7:04AM to 9:00AM

1 hour, 56 minutes

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 7:00AM

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Episode: Radio Base Camp- My Latin Roots ?


Mulatu's Hideaway + Askum + A Kiss Before Dawn intro-
Afro-Latin Soul- Mulatu Astatke and his Ethiopiean Quintet
Con Mi Suerte Helado Negro Island Universe Story: Selected Works
Congoman Chant The Congos Heart Of The Congos
Cocinando Ray Barretto Que Viva La Musica 
break: Mi Swing Es Tropical (Afrorican Remix) Quantic & Nickodemus feat. Tempo & The Candela Allstars
Cosita Rica Bomba Estéreo Blow Up
Bogaloo De Los Destellos Los Destellos
Special Girl    Joe Battan 
El Chuchumbé  Las Cafeteras It's Time
Chucusteady (Dub Version) Frente Cumbiero
break: Pastel En Descarga (intstro) Juan Pablo Torres
Bade Zile  Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra
Agua M.A.K.U SoundSystem
El Watusi Ray Barretto Que Viva La Musica 
Acid   Ray Barretto Fania - The 75 Greatest Fania Songs
War in Babylon  Max Romeo and Lee Scratch Perry
Spark It (feat. Shinehead) Quantic Magnetica
Dr. Kitch Lord Kitchner Lord Kitchner Sings Calypsos
break: Flaximus (Renegades of Jazz Bboy Edit) Brownout Paris Djs Soundsystem Presents Rise of the Troubadour Warriors - Tropical Grooves & Afrofunk International Vol.3
Pájaros Cafe Tacuba El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco
Si Te Mueres Mañana Kanaku Y El Tigre  Quema Quema Quema
En El Temblor   Ocote Soul Sounds
Esso Strut   ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat
Velas y Flores  Roberta Fonseca ABUC
outro:  Bang Bang Joe Cuba

Show: Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

  • Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo is NOW heard every Tuesday morning from 7am to 9am

 My friend Howard Thompson is doing his show 'pure' on 1st & 3rd  Fridays as I've shifted during the day to being the GM of WPKN. . Just bear in mind that the last Friday of the month is reserved for Chris Frantz and his show- "Chris Frantz the Talking Head"


  • I have given up my late night show Radio Base Camp-Late Night on the 2nd & 4th Monday nights from 11:00pm to 2:00am. Because of my new weekly morning music show.  See seperate related episodes


  • RADIO BASE CAMP focuses on the newest indie rock, 60s beat-punk,psych, garage-fuzz, surf, 70s punk, 60s greasy soul & r'n'b shakers, 50s R&R, exotica, afrobeat, jamaican ska/rocksteady and beyond We play deep tracks and unpolished gems, songs you may remember and ones you might not have heard, along with demos, rarities, alternative takes and all kinds of great music that doesn't get played that often.  We also feature new music by current bands, many of whom are influenced by the 60's (and beyond). We do live and telephone interviews with musicians, producers, and chroniclers of an era spanning from the 1950's to present day. We aim to highlight and focus on music with great song writing, sounds and production, having a lot of fun in the process...


  • a little history....RADIO BASE CAMP is a radio show that I started in 2007 on live365.com internet radio.  It became a weekly WPKN  "overnight" in early 2008  from Sunday into Monday for two years before moving to Friday afternoons  in September 2009 with my part-time co-host, Eric Cocks.  In early 2010,  I decided to focus on my own programming and me and Eric reconfigured our weekly radio show into two seperate and distinct shows: Radio Base Camp with hosted Steve di Costanzo and Connections ...With Eric Cocks.  Starting July 1, 2012 I became the paid GM of WPKN and phased out my "working hours" show.  I now can be heard every Tuesday morning from 7am to 9am.

 Radio Base Campt is hosted by Steve di Costanzo 

Contact :  Radio Base Camp FACEBOOK Fan Page:  

For information, questions or to get on our email list:  radiobasecamp@gmail.com

Interviews/Special Shows on RADIO BASE CAMP available on archives:

  • Bill Lincoln from U.S. duo EUPHORIA whose sole album has been called "one of the most important ever"
  • Barry Tashian from The Remains with Fred Cantor producer of "America's Lost Band"
  • MELANIE the noted singer-songwriter  (Steve di Costanzo)
  • Andy Bracken from Fruits de Mer Records in London & Virginia  (Steve)
  • Ron Sanchez from Donovan's Brain, Career Records and KGLT in Bozeman, NT   (Steve)
  • Felix Cavaliere from The Rascals (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Tommy James from Tommy James and the Shondells
  • Carol Kaye (noted session player)   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Singer and songwriter Sam Phillips  (interviewd by Eric Cocks)
  • Andrew Sandoval from Rhino Records  (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Merrell Fankhauser from HMS Bounty and Farkopady   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Singer-Songwriter Don Cooper  (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Sky Saxon from The Seeds   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Peppy Castro from The Blues Magoos   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Johnny Echols from Love   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Richie Unterberger (noted Rock author and reviewer)   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Tom Moon (1,000 Recordings...) (Steve di Costanzo
  • Mark Naftalin (Butterfield Blues Band-special DJ Show)
  • Rusty Ford (Lothar and the Hand People)  (Steve)
  • Hilton Valentine from The Animals  (special program with Germaine)
  • James Lowe and Mark Tulin from The Electric Prunes   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)

and many more....

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