The Skinny

12/18 | Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri., 12/19 & Tues., 12/23 | Posted by Bob Rogers

Although I’m ethnically and essentially Jewish and by informal inclination Sufi, when I scan civilizations as currently on offer I am grateful to have been born into a culture of predominantly Christian heritage and conformation rather than, say, the atavistic Muslim world or Israel as it seems determined to become. Yes, I am the grateful inheritor of a culture rich in individual privilege declining into lethal inanity, of once-functioning democratic institutions, a perforated barrier between church and state that originated in a subtly poised distinction between God and Caesar way back when, a fraying bill of human rights even including those, sometimes, of minorities, though we’d better not crack wise to the police or make any sudden moves even if we’re ofays; where the rich eat the heart out of the rest of us and we don’t behead our infidels on TV but play War of the Worlds Martians in real life from a distance, without mussing our hair, though we’re free betweentimes to fret about filling village skies with fear 365/12/52/24/7 and blowing up the neighbors . . . So, while the seas rise and the beautiful species die as we roll over them in our sleep, here’s to Christmas and its birth of hope despite all. You think I’m being ironic about this? I’m not being ironic about this. True, Updoc would rather be living in Paris or Istanbul but the Brooklyn that shielded my family from the Holocaust will do, and the season’s music—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Bloomingdales’ window time—will feature Bach, the Eastern churches, maybe a couple of blues for humanity, wishing all well and hoping that grace may find us out.TRIBUTE

12/16 | Kip Hanrahan’s Surplus Value / History of the mic, Ep. 030 | Posted by Bob Rogers

30 Surplus Value / The history of the mic show 030

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Ned Sublette Disappear Into the Cracklin’ Sound Sweet Texas Crude

Anthony Cox Hills Factor Of Faces

Jelly Roll Morton Honky Tonk Music (2nd Version) Solo, Volume 3, Piano Creole, 1926-1939

Philip Glass / Leonard Cohen I Enjoyed the Laughter Book of Longing (rough mix)

There are pretty much an infinite amount of ways of measuring time by using music, most of them too beautiful and accurate for words, actually. But I won’t deal with those today.  Among the uglier ways of measuring time using music, well, you can look through the years, decades, of Billboard top 30 or whatever, and check the changing songs listed, but, y’know, that’s not really using music to measure the passage of time, it’s using the changing face of money and contempt, appropriating the name and earned trust of music, but, even uglier, but maybe more truthful might be measuring time using music by checking out the different choices of recorded music the US Military used over the years to torture people.  It’s almost the 25th anniversary of the US invasion of Panama to depose, arrest – especially before he talked to the world about inappropriate histories – and disappear, kinda’, the monster Noriega whom the CIA had installed and supported, using US taxpayer’s money, of course, but whom had outlived his usefulness.  A few of you might remember the bloody, destructive US invasion under Daddy Bush and the scene in which Noriega was holed up in the Vatican Embassy in Panama City and the US Military was blasting music at the embassy at ear splitting volume, day and night, in order to get Noriega to give himself up or to get the Vatican representatives to cave in and give Noriega to the US.  It worked.

But the music they used then, 25 years ago in Panama – mostly The Clash’s “I Fought the Law” played over and over again, was different from the music they used a few years later to blast at the Branch Dividian compound for similar reasons – in this case Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots…” and Andy Williams – and different from what the US Torturers, miliatary and contractor, used in Iraq and the Black sites under the Baby Bush regime, in this case mostly blasting it at smaller groups of prisoners at ear splitting volume, day and night, as a way of making them loose their minds, and surrender to pain, dependency and helplessness.  So through listening to the change of recordings used by PsyOps to torture people over the years, we really get a measure of the passage of time in a very concrete metric, no?

I’m not meaning to demean the pain of the torture here, I mean I”m gonna’ play the pieces only once, and not at ear splitting volume, in murderous repetition, so it’s just a reference to the changing choices of music as a measurement of time, not, necessarily, a reproduction, or homage, or denouncing of the torture itself, or of it’s motives.  One thing they seemed to have realized during the Noriega musical torture, but seems to have been lost later on, is that it seemed the most effective sound, the one that got the Vatican to surrender the asylum seeker to the US invaders, were recordings of babies crying.  There seemed to be something about that sound that just worked.

In any event, I hope at least 2 of my 9 listeners will still be with me at the end of the sets.

So, first the music of torture in Panama, 25 years ago this month:

The Clash I Fought the Law Hits Back

James / Christopher Crying, Baby Authentic Sound Effects Vol. 4

I’ve got to say that the Crying Baby is hellish to listen to, even once, without the volume, intent and viscous repeating….  no wonder it worked.

and then the music of torture in Texas a few years later:

Nancy Sinatra These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ Boots

and then from the cornucopia of the songs of torture, the recorded sounds of torture ten years later….:

Deicide Fuck Your God Scars Of The Crucifix

Radio Commercials Meow Mix Old Time Radio Commercials

2Pac All Eyez On Me All Eyez On Me

Metallica Enter Sandman The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concerts [Explicit]

The Cast Sesame Street Theme Sesame Street: Sesame Street 1 Original Cast Record, Vol. 1

Rage Against The Machine Killing In The Name[EXPLICIT] Rage Against The Machine

Christina Aguilera feat. Redman Dirrty Stripped

Radio Commercials Meow Mix Old Time Radio Commercials

OK, if either of my two listeners are still listening after that distasteful, but accurate – as accurate as any standard, I think, measurement of time – we need something to clear the aural palette now…

Julie London Cry Me a River (live, 1964)

Duke Ellington Chelsea Bridge Masterpieces 1926-1949: Take The A-Train [Disc 4]

Nelson Cavaquinho Folhas Secas Raízes Do Samba

Nelson Cavaquinho Folhas Secas com Beth Carvalho Raízes Do Samba

Senti Toy The Language I Cry In How Many Stories Do You Read On My Face?

OK, first off, the last piece played was from Senti Toy’s album, “how many stories do you read on my face?” which I think is one of the most beautiful, personal, human scale, but transcendent, original records of the last decade or whatever, and I”m constantly astonished it’s not listened to, talked about, and present in everyone’s musical day, or life, more, but that’s important enough for another show, I think, so…..

SO, over the years I’ve been asked, and I’ve argued with the guy about it, it was a source of recurring irritating between us at one point, and, since he’s passed,  I’ve read re-posing questions about it – about why my buddy Jack insisted on playing Sunshine of Your Love with whomever he was working with on the night, and there really are a number of legitimate reasons, as if any reason Jack, or anyone, uses in music needs to be “legitimate”, whatever that word means….  but anyway, I think there’s a real clue to the reason in Jack seeing himself in Mozart, not in Beethoven.  I mean I, like a lot of us, would have seen more Beethoven in Jack, turbulent, often angry, and insisting on writing and playing the music he needed to make, regardless of whether the audience followed along or not, as different from the preceding composers, including Haydn and Mozart, who understood themselves first as craftsmen, in the case of Haydn, just a hired craftsmen like any other in the royal court, rather than as an ARTIST like Beethoven,.  But Jack used to have a small cameo / profile of Mozart over his piano,  in his home where we worked while writing songs… and I was always slightly annoyed by the profile of the musician I associate with uncritically delivering to an audience exactly what they wanted, but Jack swore he loved Mozart much more than he ever did Beethoven, and that he saw himself much more in Mozart than in any other composer of that genre, even given his reverence for Bach….

and it all starts to make sense:

So this sense of almost innocent, joyous delight in something he written or found in music, and being joyous about, joyous in sharing that musical delight with other people  – and feeling their shared wonder back at him, was one of the several reasons for his attachment to playing Sunshine, but I think it’s the sweetest one.  Yeah, Jack feeling himself more in Mozart than in Beethoven.  ….and he famously said that Bach was the best bass player of all time ——  SO……..

Jed Wentz, Michael Borgstede Musikalisches Opfer BWV 1079 – [Canones Diversi Super Thema Regium] – IV. Canon 2 A 2: In Unisono Flute Sonatas, Musical Offering Trio

Alban Berg Quartet Mozart: String Quartet #19 In C, K 465, “Dissonance” – 4. Allegro Molto Mozart: String Quartets #14-23 [Disc 3]

Alban Berg Quartet Mozart: String Quartet #19 In C, K 465, “Dissonance” – 3. Menuetto Mozart: String Quartets #14-23 [Disc 3]

Alban Berg Quartet Mozart: String Quartet #19 In C, K 465, “Dissonance” – 2. Andante Cantabile Mozart: String Quartets #14-23 [Disc 3]

Alban Berg Quartet Mozart: String Quartet #19 In C, K 465, “Dissonance” – 1. Adagio, Allegro  Mozart: String Quartets #14-23 [Disc 3]

Jack Bruce Sunshine of Your Love Jack! Live!  in the Milky Way!

12/16 | Downhome With Howling Dick, Ep. 092 | Posted by Bob Rogers

A Pink Suit And Fedora

This week Howling’s joined on the porch by Jonathan Townsend of The King Biscuit Boys in putting together a playlist based around yet another blues vice – the demon drink. For an hour they try to stay stay sober whilst talking about feuding duos, outlandish outfits and what to listen to whilst sipping whiskey. Oh, and in-between that,  they spin an hour of alcohol soaked blues ‘n roots. Sundays 10pm (EST); Tuesdays 6pm; Thursdays midnight; Saturdays 11pm.


Bukka White – “Now, here did I put my sombrero?”

I’m Gonna Get Drunk And Play Hank Williams  Hank Williams Jr. Old School New Rules VIDEO
Sloppy Drunk Jimmy Rogers Chicago Bound VIDEO
Too Drunk To Drive Drunk Joe Louis Walker Hellfire VIDEO
Bay Rum Blues Lee Bates & Billy Newton Nothing But Trouble VIDEO
Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee Johnny Otis The New Johnny Otis Show VIDEO
Drinkin’ Blues Johnny Winter Nothin’ But the Blues VIDEO
Whiskey headed woman No 2 Canned Heat Boogie with Canned Heat VIDEO
Bootlegger Blues Mississippi Shieks The Music Of Prohibition VIDEO
20% Alcohol J.B. Hutto Hawk Squat VIDEO
Lemonade Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets  This is Black Top VIDEO
Oo-oo-ee The Blues Band Brand Loyalty VIDEO
Good Gin Blues Bukka White The Panama Limited VIDEO
Let Me Go Home, Whiskey Amos Milburn R&B Hits Of 1953 V1 VIDEO
Bad Bad Whiskey (Bonus Track) Jimmie Vaughan Plays More Blues, Ballads & Favorites VIDEO
Tanqueray Johnnie Johnson Johnnie B. Bad VIDEO
Drinking By Myself William Clarke Blowin’ Like Hell VIDEO

12/15 | George Klein’s Beyond the Groove Yard, Ep. 005 | Posted by Bob Rogers

This episode: Dexter Gordon and Expatriate Friends, Sundays 2-4pm (EST); Wednesdays 5-7am.

Hour One:
Dexter Gordon  Soul Sister  Dexter Calling  Blue Note
Horace Parlan  Wadin’  Us Three  Blue Note
Dexter Gordon  Long Tall Dexter  Long Tall Dexter  Savoy
Herbie Hancock  Driftin’  Takin’ Off  Blue Note
Bud Powell  The Scene Changes  The Amazing Bud Powell: The Scene Changes  Blue Note
Dexter Gordon  Stairway to the Stars  Our Man in Paris  Blue Note
Dexter Gordon  Coppin’ the Haven  One Flight Up  Blue Note
Jackie McLean & Dexter Gordon  Rue de la Harpe  Montmartre Summit 1973  SteepleChase
Hour Two:
Dexter Gordon I Was Doing All Right  Doin’ Allright  Blue Note
Kenny Drew  West of Eden  Home is Where the Soul Is  Xanadu
Dexter Gordon  It’s You or No One  Doin’ Allright  Blue Note
Dexter Gordon  In Case You Haven’t Heard  Homecoming  Columbia
Horace Parlan  No Greater Love/C Jam Blues  Moovin’ & Groovin’  Blue Note
Jackie McLean & Dexter Gordon  On the Trail  Montmartre Summit 1973  SieepleChase

12/14 | Bob Rogers’ taint town live | Posted by Bob Rogers

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Susanne Abbuehl, skies may be blue; yes (April) 2000
Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, Waltz For Wheeler (The Art Of Conversation) 2014
Gianmaria Testa, La Tua Voce [Your Voice] (Lampo) 1999
Cuarteto Cedron, A Rosalia
Lena Bloch, Starry-Eyed (Feathery) 2014

Jeff Coffin Mu’tet, Mogador (Side Up) 2014
Oliver Lake Organ Quartet, title (What I Heard) 2014
Frank Lowe, Thulani (Black Beings) 1973

Lee Konitz and Ohad Talmor, ChromaticLee Suite (New Nonet) 2006

Russ Johnson, Cofluence [intro, pts. 1&2] (Meeting Point) 2014

Rich Pellegrin Quintet, Intention (Episodes IV-VI) 2014

Laurence Cook & Burton Greene, Desert Suite (A 39 Year Reunion Celebration) 2014

Tierney Sutton, Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me (Paris Session) 2014

Charles Lloyd & Jason Moran, You’ve Changed (Hagar’s Song) 2013

Frank Kimbrough, It Never Entered My Mind (Quartet) 2014

Norma Winstone, Hi Lili Hi Lo (Somewhere Called Home) 2014

Outpost Live [Marco Eneidi, Luther Gray & Joe Morris (Outpost Live) 2010

Farmers By Nature, The Green City (Love and Ghosts) 2014

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12/11 | Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Ep. 309 – Structured Units | Posted by Bob Rogers

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 12/12 &Tues 12/16

There’s probably no surer way to scotch the chances of any contemporary mortal twelve-piece jazz ensemble than by playing an Ellington masterpiece immediately before it, but somehow five pieces selected from Marcus Roberts’ two-CD suite Romance, Swing, and the Blues, played by the dozen members of his Modern Jazz Generation, half students and half young lions, do just fine after fifteen minutes of Ellington at his finest on this week’s Updoc—8PM Friday and noon next Tuesday, Upper Broadway time. Roberts composed it in 1993 for the Lincoln Center big band but recorded it only this year, aided by a Kickstart, and Updoc’s selections steer clear of occasional Wyntonisms and even some Dukish pastiche to show off a fine ensemble playing fresh music, with special kudos to tenorist Stephen Riley, whose velvet fog fares better in a large group than at the head of a quartet, and bassist Rodney Jordan, who does even more than a fine Jason Marsalis to keep the swing coming. After that Miguel Zenón’s big band survives yet another sophisticated cloud of Ellington and then we see how Cecil Taylor’s obsessively structured units fare in the arena. Finally a youngster name of Bach provides a Partita for a few pianists to try their hand at until an oldster name of Gould deploys enough absurdist virtuosity to make me laugh out loud almost every time. And happy birthday Kip.MarcusDuke

12/11 | Ken Irwin’s Jubiliation, Ep. 150 | Posted by Bob Rogers

Jubilation Vol. 150

Wed 12/10/14 Midnight – 3 AM (EST)

Fri 12/12 4pm
Mon 12/15/14 Noon – 3 PM

Hour One
Wadada Leo Smith / Arfvedsonite / Red Hill / Rare Noise Records

Owen Howard / Ungano / Drum Lore Vol. 2: More Lore / BJU Records
Dylan Ryan Sand / Mortgage On My Soul / Circa / Cuneiform
Marcin Wasilewski Trio / Actual Proof / Spark of Life / ECM

Rob Mazurek / Oh Mother / Turn The Tides: Ascencion Suite and Holy Ghost / Cuneiform
Avishai Cohen’s Triveni / Goodbye Porkpie Hat / Dark Nights / Anzic

Hour Two
Frank Kimbrough Quartet / Afternoon In Paris / Quartet / Palmetto
Omer Avital / New Middle East / New Song / Motema
Johnny Griffith / Princess Aura Goes To Phrygia / Dance With The Lady / GB Records
Equilibrium / Oslo From Above / Liquid Light / Songlines

Carmen Lundy / Soul To Soul / Soul To Soul / Afrasia
Marquis Hill / Black Harvest / Modern Flows EP Vol. 1 / Skiptone Music
Kenny Barron & Dave Holland / Segment / The Art of The Conversation / Blue Note
Clarence Penn & Penn Station / I Mean You / Monk: The Lost Files / Origin

Fumee / S’il Te Faut / Reverie / self released

Hour Three
Roseanne Vitro / I Remember Spring / Clarity: Music of Claire Fischer / Random Act Records
Rod McGaha / Here’s That Rainy Day / Black Flower Project / Black Flower Records
Lissy Walker / Lover Man / Wonderland/ Dogwood Records
Branford Marsalis / Stardust / In My Solitude / Okeh
Tierney Sutton / Body & Soul / Paris Sessions / BFM Records

Evan Parker-Paul Dunmall-Tony Bianco / All Ways / Extremes / Red Toucan Records
Dave Liebman Group / Embers / Samsara / Whaling City Sounds
Jimmy Greene / Saludos – Come Thou Almighty King / Beautiful Life / Mack Ave
Houston Person / Gone Again / The Melody Lingers On / HighNote

Tyshawn Sorey / Returns / Alloy / Pi Recordings

Ken Irwin
Host of Taintradio’s “Jubilation”
Host of WMUA’s Java Jazz
79 Harrison Ave
Greenfield, MA 01301

12/11 | Max Shea’s Martian Gardens, Ep. 100 | Posted by Bob Rogers

Martian Gardens for December 7 & 10, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. — 12:00 a.m. EST
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
December 7, 2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. EST
Webcast date: December 10, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

Warren Burt: Beijing Winter Scene
Poems of Rewi Alley
Sonic Gallery/2006
reader: John Britton; electronic musical setting: Warren Burt; texts: Rewi Alley; recorded at Move Records Studio, Melbourne Australia Asia Foundation, 2006; total excerpts time: 2:06

Brian Eno: My Squelchy Life
Nerve Net
Warner Bros./1992
guitar, synthesizer, voice: Brian Eno; percussion: Benmont Tench, Sugarfoot Moffett; bass: Romeo Williams; processed voice: Neill Catchpole; speaking voices: Guy Barber, Maria Eno, Helen May, John May, John Moorby, Penny Moorby, Anita Petal, Rupel Petel, Sunita Patel, Yagish Petel, Sophia Rawlings, Joyce Robinson, mix: Markus Draws; recorded in London, 1991; time: 4:02

Triple Point:
a. Quartetto Telematico #1 (3:34)
b. Quartetto Telematico #2 (3:05)
c. Quartetto Telematico #3 (3:41)
Pogus Productions/2014
Triple Point (Pauline Oliveros, Jonas Braasch, Doug Van Nort): electronics, sound systems; recorded at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Troy, New York, August 2012; time: 10:20

Fred Frith & Danielle Palardy Roger: Sala Nera
Pas de Deux
Ambiances Magnetiques/2008
electric guitar, voice, processing: Fred Frith; drums, percussion, voice: Daniel Palardy Roger; recorded in Montreal, 2007; time: 7:32

Fred Frith and John Butcher: Be Again, Be Again
The Natural Order
Northern Spy Records/2014
saxophones: John Butcher; electric guitar: Fred Frith; recorded at Guerilla Recordings, Oakland, California; October 11, 2009; time: 5:28

Fred Frith:
a. Spot (4:38)
b. True Love (2:56)
c. I want it to be over (3:01)
Snapshots, Postcards, Messages and Miniatures 1987-2001
ReR Megacorp/2003
instruments, sound effects, voice: Fred Frith; a. recorded July 2001; b. recorded at Noise, New York City, 1987, backing voicals: Sheena Dupuis; c. recorded January 1997; text: Bill Clinton interviewed about Monica Lewinsky, January 27, 2001, samples: Escher loop, broken glass; selections revised and remixed at Jankowski Studio, Esslingen, Germany, July 2001; total time: 10:35

The Residents: Atomic Shopping Carts
Whatever Happened to Vileness Fats/The Census Taker
East Side Digital/1991 (orig. Ralph Records LP 1984)
time: 2:06

The Residents: Ghost Child
Demons Dance Alone
East Side Digital/2002
time: 2:53

The Legendary Pink Dots: Peace Krime 2
Prayer for Aradia
Terminal Kaleidoscope/1996
Peace Krime 2 originally released on Chemical Playschool 1 & 2 (Mirrordot cassette/1981); samples: Margaret Thatcher, “Crime is crime is crime,” etc.; time: 2:39

The Legendary Pink Dots:
a. True Love (3:21)
b. The Peculiar Fun Fair (0:32)
Any Day Now
Play It Again Sam/1988 (orig. LP/1987)
recorded at Studio Klaverland, The Netherlands, 1987; total time: 3:53

Paul Dolden:
a. The Saddle Song (3:52)
b. Who has the dreamiest melodies? (3:11)
Who Has the World’s Biggest Sound?
instruments, electroacoustics, processing: Paul Dolden; recorded at the composer’s studio, Val-Morin, Québec, 2005-2008; total excerpts time: 6:03

Tom Johnson: Rational Melodies, parts I-V
I. (1:12)
II. 1:18)
III. (1:20)
IV. (1:04)
V. (1:03)
Correct Music
Populist Records/2012
violin: Andrew Nathaniel McIntosh; recorded at the home of Dr. William Rutherford, Mount Washington, California; composition year: 1982: total excerpts time: 5:58

Martin Bresnick: Going Home — Vysoke, My Jerusalem
Prayers Remain Forever
(for oboe and string trio); Double Entendre (oboe: Christa Robinson; violin: Caleb Burhans; viola: John Pickford Richards; cello: Brian Snow); recorded at Sprague Hall, Yale University, composition year: 2010

Lou Harrison: The Only Jealousy of Emer
a. Music for the unfolding of the cloth (1:47)
b. Eithne Inguba (1:31)
c. Emer’s Story (1:09)
d. The Evil of Bricriu (1:57)
e. Emer’s Incarnation (0:53)
f. The Woman of the Sidhe (2:29)
g. Music for the unfolding of the cloth (1:47)
Works 1939-2000
Mode Records/2003
flute, alto flute: Leta Miller; cello: Karen Andrie; bass: Stan Poplin; tack piano: Jodi Gandolfi; celesta: Michael McGushin; conductor: Nicole Paiement; recorded at the recital hall of the University of California, Santa Cruz;  2001; composition year: 1949 (music for W.B. Yeats’ play); total time: 11:33

Harry Partch: Ring Around the Moon — A Dance for Here and Now
a. Phase One: Well, bless my soul! (Well, bless my soul!) (2:48)
b. Phase Two: One, two, three, four — X,Y, Zee (2:12)
c. Phase Three: Shake hands now, boys,  and at the sound of the bell come out fighting! (2:55)
d. Phase Four: Mumbo jumbo, hocus pocus, hoit toity…(Look out! He’s Got a gun!) (1:26)
[Movement II from Plectra and Percussion Dances — Satyr-Play Music for Dance Theater]
Plectra and Percussion Dances
An Evening of Dance Theater
Bridge Records/2014
PARTCH ensemble (ingredients may include — diamond marimba, Eroica, cymbal: Erin Barnes; voice: Paul Berkoids; kithara: Alison Bjorkedahl; canon, surrogate kiethara, Eroica: Matt Cook; cloud chamber bowls, chromelodeon: David Johnson; saxophone: Ulrich Krieger; percussion: Yumi Lee; canon: Tom Peters; guitars, canons: John Schneider; adapted viola: Derek Stein; bowls, bass marimba, Eroica, fight bell: Nick Terry; bass marimba, voice: T.J. Roy; guitar, canons: Alex Wand); recorded at Disney Hall/Redcat Theatre, Los Angeles, June 9, 2013; composition years: 1949-1950; total time: 9:20

Harry Partch: Comments by Harry Partch
a. I am Harry Partch (0:24)
b. Life is too precious to spend it with important people (1:29)
c. You are charged with being guilty. Are you drunk or not drunk? (1:07)
Enclosures 2
Historic Speech Recordings from the Harry Partch Archives
Innova Recordings/1995
speaker: Harry Partch; a. recorded in Gualala, California, 1950; b. excerpt from an interview, recorded May 30, 1970; c. Introduction to Plectra and Percussion Dances, recorded at KPFA, Berkeley, November 19, 1953; total time: 3:00

Takayuki Rai: Sparkle
IMEB Opus 30 – 1984 — 1999, Volume 2 (various artists)
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2003
(electroacoustic music); bass clarinet: Harry Sparnaay; realized at GMEB/IMEB, Bourges, France, 1988; time: 10:07

Kaija Saariaho:NoaNoa
Electro Acoustic Music III (various artists)
Neuma Records/1990
(electroacoustic music); flute: Camilla Hoitenga; composition year: 1991; time: 10:39

Pauline Oliveros: Duo for Accordeon and Bandoneon with Possible Mynah Bird Obbligato
Music from the Tudorfest
San Francisco Tape Music Center 196
New World Records/2014
accordion: Pauline Oliveros; bandoneon: David Tudor; with Ahmed the mynah bird; recorded April 6, 1964, at the San Francisco Tape Music Center; composition years: 1963-1964; time: 16:45

Jeffrey Zeigler: Babel (The Confusion of Tongues) (J. Zorn)
Something of Life
Innova Recordings/2014
composer: John Zorn; cello: Jeffrey Zeigler; recorded at Studio G, Brooklyn, April 1-2, 2014; composition year: 2013; time: 4:51

Ron Nagorcka: Collurcincla Harmonica
Atomic Bomb Becomes Folk Art
Pogus Productions/2014
composition Ron Nagorcka; fretless electric guitar: Larry Polansky; electronic keyboards: Hans Meijer; grey shrike thrush song recorded by Ron Nagorcka, Tasmania, composition year: 1998; time: 4:06

Warren Burt: Portrait of John Chalmers
Harmonic Colour Fields (1996-97)
Pogus Productions/2003
microtonal computer music: Warren Burt; time: 10:25

— FIN –

12/10 | RootsWorld Radio: Wednesday at 5 PM | Posted by Cliff Furnald

Anne Niepold

Musette Is Not Dead (Anne Niepold)

On the 129th edition of RootsWorld, we’ll start off with Joseph Spence and his Bahamanian gospel, both unfiltered and reconstituted by Van Dyke Parks. We’ll hear vocal music from Genoa, Sudan, Sarajevo and Occitania, a bit of Balkan new routes from Denmark, and a street performance in Copenhagen by 2 fiddlers – Quebec’s David Boulanger and local Maja Kjærsgaard.  We’ll learn why musette is not dead, at least in Belgium. And we’ll hear some African horns to round out the hour.
Artists also include Banda Brisca, La Mal Coiffée, Amira Kheir, Amira Medunjanin, Himmerland, Anne Niepold and Abdullah Ibrahim & African Horns.

More info and playlist at


12/09 | Downhome With Howling Dick, Ep. 091 | Posted by Bob Rogers

This week Howling’s telling tales of escaping the plantation, recounting all night parties in record shops and imagining a serious night out!. He’s also spinning an hour of serious blues ‘n roots. Sundays 10am (EST); Tuesdays 6pm; Thursdays midnight; Saturdays 10pm


Blind Willie McTell  -“Is it me or can you smell smoke?”

Lollipop Mama Clarence Samuels The Aristocrat Blues Story VIDEO
Play The Blues With Feeling Eddie Martin Blues Took Me By The Hand Volume 2: The Electric Sessions VIDEO
Twelve Gates to the City Empire Roots Band Music from “Harlem Street Singer” VIDEO
What Makes These Things Happen to Me Eddie Boyd Rockin’ This House – Chicago Blues Piano – 1946-53 VIDEO
Treat Me Like I Treat You Memphis Slim Blues From Dolphins Of Hollywood VIDEO
Hang on St. Christopher Tom Waits Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years VIDEO
Sunny Could Lick All Them Cats Chuck E. Weiss Extremely Cool VIDEO
Goin Down Slow Tom Jones & Jeff Beck Red White & Blues VIDEO
I Want To Drive My Car Neil Young Storytone (Acoustic Disc) VIDEO
Yard Man Luther Dickinson Rock ‘n Roll Blues VIDEO
Don’t Waste My Time Grady Champion Bootleg Whiskey VIDEO
Dusty Road Mark “The Muleman” Massey Mississippi Lockdown VIDEO
Dying Gambler Blind Willie McTell High Rollers – Vintage Gambling Songs - VIDEO
Sittin’ Drinkin’ And Thinkin’ Little Junior Parker I Pity The Fool – The Duke Records Story VIDEO
Don’t Leave Me My Dear Champion Jack Dupree Me And My Mule VIDEO
10 Dollar Bill Otis Taylor Contraband VIDEO

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