Michele K-tel continues to hide out in the basement to play ALLSORTS of new folk, jazz, afrobeat and Argentine post-punk from the likes of Joan Shelley, the Tiptons, Hugh Masekela & Tony Allen + Las Kellies and even some bird songs from Northern Wisconsin.  Why? Because these are Hard Times...


  1. Frenesi by Perez Prado & His Orchestra on The Best Of Perez Prado: The Original Mambo #5 (Rhino)
  2. Break
  3. Hard Times by The Human League on Fascination! (Virgin)
  4. Hard Times by The Moaners on Dark Snack (Yep Roc)
  5. It's Hard to Live In This Old World by Rev. Harvey Gates on The Time for Peace is Now: Gospel Music About Us (Luaka Bop)
  6. Hard Times by Mirah & the Black Cat Orchestra on To All We Stretch the Open Arm (Yo-Yo)
  7. Illegal Smile by John Prine on Great Days Anthology (Rhino)
  8. Break
  9. Who Says Women Aren't As Good As Men by Wu Fei & Abagail Washington on Wu Fei & Abagail Washington (Smithsonian Folkways)
  10. Tougher than the Rest by Angel Olsen on Phases (Jagjaguar)
  11. Cara de espejo by Juana Molina on Home Session (Crammed Disc)
  12. He's Who's by Las Kellies on Suck This Tangerine (Fire)
  13. Break
  14. Wabi-Sabi by The Tiptons on Wabi-Sabi (Spoot)
  15. Blues Ideology by Irreversible Entanglements on Who Sent You? (International Anthem)
  16. It's My Body by Peel Dream Magazine on Agitprop Alterna (Slumberland)
  17. Best Quest by Seazoo on Joy (Big Terry)
  18. Drivin Along by Ty Segall on Segall Smeagol (self-released)
  19. Level Up by Drakulas on Terminal Amusements (Dine Alone)
  20. Break
  21. Never (Lagos Never Gonna Be The Same) by Hugh Masekela & Tony Allen on Rejoice (World Circuit)
  22. Isen La - Tony Allen remixed by Humberto Pernett by Afrocolumbia Reworks - Pernett & Biomigrant on Afrocolumbia Goes Electro (Palenque)
  23. Nipa Bi by Onipa on We No Be Machine (Strut)
  24. Gue by Large Unit on EthioBraz (PNL)
  25. Break
  26. The Longing by The Dream Syndicate on The Universe Inside (Anti)
  27. Invisible Door by Trupa Trupa on I'll Find EP (Lovitt)
  28. Untitled 5 by Svitlana Nianio & Oleksandr Yurchenko on Znayesh Yak? (Night School)
  29. Stay Beautiful by Damon Locks - Black Monument Ensemble on Stay Beautiful (International Anthem)
  30. Blue Skies by Joan Shelley on Blue Skies (self-released)
  31. Wood Thrush by John D. Curnow on Northern Wilderness Bird Songs In Stereo (Numero Group)
  32. Green Juliet by Robyn Hitchcock on Bonus Demo (Patreon)