Allen Thayer is the Assistant Director of the Public Management Program Center for Social Innovation (CSI) of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and Columbia University. He also attended university in Indonesia.
He brought a fascinating collection of 45 singles (some of which are extremely rare) and knew the circumstances/ history about each song which makes this show so engaging.
Allen Thayer is called "the Ambassador" in certain circles because he also is a DJ of Brasilian Music.
Here's a link to Allen Thayer's writing in the magazine, Wax Poetics:
He also has a blog to share:
Here's the web page of the Public Management Program Center for Social Innovation (CSI) of the Stanford Graduate School of Business:
Allen Thayer, Byrd of Paradise
Allen Thayer's playlist may also be found here:
Artist / Track / Album/Label
Helio Matheus / Eu, Reu, Me Condeno / RCA
Bobby Gentry / Apartment 21 / Capitol
Wayne Douglas / Be Real / Mercury
Steve Parks/ Still thinking of You / Reynolds
Ben Sidran / Chances Are / Blue Thumb
Coke Escovedo / Make It Sweet / Mercury
Pendletons / Waiting on You / Slept-On Records
Gabor Szabo Spellbinder / Album Review / Present, The / Brushfire Records
Bonnie "Prince" Billy / Simple Man (Hombre Sencillo) / Be Yourself - A Tribute to Graham Nash's Songs for Beginners / Grass Roots Records
Phenomenal Handclap Band, The / Baby / Phenomenal Handclap Band, The / Friendly Fire Recordings
Kings Go Forth / High on Your Love / The Outsiders / Are Back / Luaka Bop