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Alex Gilbert DJ Profile

Alex is a graphic designer, illustrator, and DJ. Originally from Iowa, he's lived in Chicago for over a decade, working and volunteering with such organizations as the Design Museum of Chicago, the Society of Typographic Arts, Spudnik Press Cooperative, and CHIRP Radio. He currently works for a small design studio in Ravenswood and spends his free time drawing, list making, record collecting, and singing karaoke (sometimes competitively).

You can listen to Alex's show on CHIRP every Thursday afternoon, 3-6pm, where you'll hear a wide variety of genres and artists. He has an especially strong love of funk, soul, disco, and anything with a good groove. So if that's your jam then don't miss the Funky 15 at Five—an all-funk set just after 5pm every Thursday! And if you miss the show, check out the last two weeks of broadcasts in the Archive.

Tune in sometime!

Alex Gilbert's Playlists

3/26 - 5pm hour
5:42pm Tomorrow's People Local Open Soul Open Soul (Melodies International)
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The Heliocentrics - Infinity of Now album artwork 5:35pm The Heliocentrics 99% Revolution Infinity of Now (Madlib Invazion)
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Overcoats - The Fight album artwork 5:34pm Overcoats Drift The Fight (Loma Vista)
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5:23pm Manu Dibango Soul Makossa Anthology (Soul Makossa)
Track Notes: Original released 1972 / Compilation released 2018 / RIP Manu Dibango Buy Manu Dibango Anthology at Reckless Records Buy Manu Dibango at iTunes Buy Manu Dibango Anthology at eMusic Add to Collection
T-Bone Walker - Good Feelin 5:20pm T-Bone Walker When I Grow Up Good Feelin' (Polydor)
Track Notes: Featuring Manu Dibango on sax, piano & organ / Released 1969 Buy T-Bone Walker Good Feelin' at Reckless Records Buy T-Bone Walker at iTunes Buy T-Bone Walker Good Feelin' at eMusic Add to Collection
African Jazz - Congo Revolution: Revolutionary and Evolutionary Sounds from the Two Congos 1955-62 album artwork 5:17pm African Jazz Merengue Nico Congo Revolution: Revolutionary and Evolutionary Sounds from the Two Congos 1955-62 (Soul Jazz)
Track Notes: Original released late 1950s / Compilation released 2019 Buy African Jazz Congo Revolution: Revolutionary and Evolutionary Sounds from the Two Congos 1955-62 at Reckless Records Buy African Jazz at iTunes Buy African Jazz Congo Revolution: Revolutionary and Evolutionary Sounds from the Two Congos 1955-62 at eMusic Add to Collection
Tears For Fears - And I Was a Boy From School album artwork 5:09pm Tears For Fears And I Was a Boy From School And I Was a Boy From School (Self-Released)
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Haruomi Hosono - Paraiso album artwork 5:08pm Haruomi Hosono Fujiyami Mama Paraiso (Alfa)
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5:01pm Boards of Canada Chromakey Dreamcoat The Campfire Headphase (Warp)
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3/26 - 4pm hour
4:57pm Sunny Jain Bhaagi Wild Wild East (Smithsonian Folkways)
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Herbie Hancock - Future Shock album artwork 4:50pm Herbie Hancock Rockit Future Shock (Columbia)
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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - 4:46pm Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers One for Gamal 'S Make It (Limelight)
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4:43pm U.S. Girls Born to Lose Heavy Light (4AD)
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4:36pm Jupe Jupe All This Alone Nightfall (self-released)
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4:33pm Culture Club Take Control Kissing to Be Clever (Virgin)
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4:29pm LA Priest What Moves What Moves - single (Domino)
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Jonathan Richman - I, Jonathan album artwork 4:23pm Jonathan Richman Tandem Jump I, Jonathan (Rounder)
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4:19pm Nathaniel Rateliff Expecting To Lose And It's Still Alright (Stax)
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Swamp Dogg - Sorry You Couldn 4:15pm Swamp Dogg Sleeping Without You Is a Dragg (feat. Justin Vernon & Jenny Lewis) Sorry You Couldn't Make It (Joyful Noise)
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4:08pm Fujiya & Miyagi Cat Got Your Tongue Ventriloquizzing (Yep Roc)
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Porches - Ricky Music album artwork 4:05pm Porches Madonna Ricky Music (Domino)
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Black Market Brass - Undying Thirst album artwork 4:01pm Black Market Brass Into The Thick Undying Thirst (Colemine)
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3/26 - 3pm hour
3:55pm Hot Chip Dancing in the Dark Dancing in the Dark EP (Domino)
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3:50pm Rufus Thomas Walking the dog (alternate) Stax Profiles (Stax)
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3:48pm So Pretty Local Underwater Taco Party Night Vs. Me (Self-released)
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3:43pm The Blow Monkeys Rise Above She Was Only a Grocer's Daughter (RCA/Ariola)
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3:37pm Peter Bjorn & John Drama King Endless Dream (Ingrid)
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3:34pm J-Felix Us (featuring Afua) Whole Again Hooligan (Tru Thoughts)
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Joni Mitchell - Miles of Aisles album artwork 3:31pm Joni Mitchell Carey (Live) Miles of Aisles (Asylum)
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3:25pm The Temptations You Need Love Like I Do (Don't You) Psychedelic Shack (Gordy)
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