In The Groove: New music from Nourished By Time, Lilblackkids, Arooj Aftab, plus birthday flowers for Curtis Mayfield

Listen to “In the Groove” with Ryan Patrick Hooper weekdays from noon-3 p.m. ET on Detroit Public Radio 101.9 WDET.

Landing into a new week with fresh cuts from Nourished By Time, Lilblackkids (a new project from Georgia Anne Muldrow and guitarist-multi-instrumentalist Keith Rice), oreglo, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Arooj Aftab and lots more.

Plus, one of my favorite musicians of all time would’ve been 82 today, so it’s birthday flowers for Curtis Mayfield, with a focus on his excellent 1971 live album, Curtis. I promise you…no one else is playing that on the radio. It’s only here on Detroit Public Radio!

A lot like the vinyl-only release of Detroit’s own Dez Andres and his magnificent edit of a Fleetwood Mac track that’ll blow your mind!

Check the playlist below and listen to the episode for two weeks after it airs using the player above.

In The Groove with Ryan Patrick Hooper playlist for June 3, 2024

  • “Final Weapon” – Dummy
  • “I Guess I Got My Answer” – Nourished By Time
  • “Moon Slide” – Lilblackkids, Georgia Anne Muldrow & Keith Rice
  • “Monet” – Lilblackkids, Georgia Anne Muldrow & Keith Rice
  • “peck” – oreglo
  • “Roy” – IDLES
  • “Frogs” – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
  • “Lapsed” – Moin
  • “Bolo Na (feat. Moor Mother & Joel Ross)” – Arooj Aftab
  • “Last Night Reprise (feat. Cautious Clay, Kaki King & Maeve Gilchrist)” – Arooj Aftab
  • “African Skies” – Lars Bartkuhn
  • “Just Listen” – Mark Guiliana
  • “My People… Hold On” – Eddie Kendricks
  • “Stone Junkie” (live, 1971) – Curtis Mayfield
  • “(Don’t Worry) If There’s a Hell Below We’re All Going To Go” – Curtis Mayfield
  • “Flipwood Mac” – Dez Andres
  • “Tripping Out” – Curtis Mayfield
  • “Pretty Boys” – Paul McCartney & Khruangbin
  • “Passionfruit (feat. John Carroll Kirby)” – Elkka
  • “Clothes Off” – Cousin Kula
  • “The Makings of You” – Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • “Flight-Time” – Donald Byrd
  • “Canopy” – Charlotte Day Wilson
  • “Dispose of Me” – Omar Apollo
  • “! MAVIS BEACON” – Saya Gray

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  • Ryan Patrick Hooper
    Ryan Patrick Hooper is the award-winning host of "In the Groove" on 101.9 WDET-FM Detroit’s NPR station. Hooper has covered stories for the New York Times, NPR, Detroit Free Press, Hour Detroit, SPIN and Paste magazine.