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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Friday, March 23rd, 2018
9:05AM to 11:55AM

2 hours, 50 minutes

Friday, March 23rd, 2018 9:00AM

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WPKN 89.5-FM Bridgeport

Independent Community Radio






King Curtis “Memphis Soul Stew”
from Soul Serenade (Synergy Records)



Raphael Saadiq “Let's Take a Walk”
from The Way I See It (Bonus Track Version) (2008)


The Contours “Shake Sherrie (Remastered)”
from R&B Story (101 Original Tracks from The Sound of Detroit)\ (Otey record)



Marvin Gaye “Hitch Hike”
from Stubborn Kind of Fellow Marvin Gaye


The Rolling Stones “Hitch Hike”
from Out of Our Heads (ABKCO)


The Staple Singers “Swing down, chariot”
from The Staple Singers Sing! (Soul Vibes)


The Staple Singers “going away”
from Swing Low Sweet Chariot (Vee-Jay Records)


The Staple Singers “Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom Boom)”
from The Best of the Staple Singers SINGLE (Concord Records www.concordmusicgroup.com/ 1986)


Khruangbin “The Number 3”
from The Infamous Bill - EP SINGLE (Late Night Tales 2014)



Son House “Shake it and Bake It”
from Classic Blues from Smithsonian Folkways, Vol. 2 COMP (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 2003)


Lightnin' Hopkins “Bottle It up and Go”
from 30 Lightnin' Hopkins Essentiales (Digital Remasterings)


Canned Heat “Shake It and Break It”
from Future Blues (Bonus Tracks) SINGLE (CAPITOL CATALOG MKT (C92) 1970)


Johnnie Taylor “Jody's Got Your Girl and Gone (Single Version)”
from The Very Best of Johnnie Taylor (Stax)


Jill Scott “A Long Walk”
from Someone Like You (Blind Pig Records)



Meshell Ndegeocello “Make Me Wanna Holler”
from Peace Beyond Passion (1996)



Aretha Franklin “You're All I Need To Get By (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)”
from A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) (2017)



Aretha Franklin “Respect (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)”
from A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) (2017)


The Bar-Kays “Soul finger”
from Soul Finger (Rhino/Elektra www.rhino.com/)



The Soul Children “Hearsay”
from Chronicle



The Honeydrippers “Impeach the President”
from Impeach the President - Single (Funky Delicacies)


Climax Blues Band “Going to New York (Live in New Jersey 1974) (Remastered)”
from Live, Rare & Raw 1973 - 1979 (Repertoire Records)



Booker T and the M.G.'s “Time Is Tight”
from Soul Six Pack


Booker T. & The M.G.'s “Green Onions (Single)”
from Ultimate Jazz (Warner Music Canada)



Mose Allison “Baby Please Don'r Go”
from The Mose Chronicles - Live in London, Vol. 1 CD (Blue Note bluenote.com 2001)



Muddy Waters “Mannish Boy (Live)”
from The Complete Collection 1971-2013



Led Zeppelin “Traveling Riverside Blues”
from BBC Sessions (Atlantic 1997)


The Who “Fortune Teller (Live At Hull)”
from Live At Leeds (40th Anniversary Edition) (Polydor)



Howlin' Wolf “Forty Four”
from All Blues, the Best of Howlin'Wolf SINGLE (LucasRecords 1969)

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 Camp 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"
  • Charlie Karp- DJ for The Day- Radio Base Camp Late Night
  • 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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