Updoc 31: How Russian Is It?: 1/30/09

Opening theme: Orthodox Choir of the Moscow Academy: Psalm 103;
Chants et choeurs Orthodoxes, Vol. 3 (7 Productions)

1.    Igor Stravinsky/Leonard Bernstein/NY Philharmonic: Petrouchka; The Rite of Spring, Petrouchka (Sony)
2.    Modest Moussorgsky/André Cluytens/Chorus of the National Opera of Sofia/Orchestre de la Societé des Concerts du Conservatoire/Christoff: Prelude; Boris Godunov (EMI)
3.    Sergei Prokofiev/André Previn/LA Philharmonic/Christine Cairns: The Field of the Dead; Alexander Nevsky, Lieutenant Kije (Telarc)
4.    Dmitri Shostakovich/Yevgeny Yevtushenko/Okko Kamu/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/Nikita Storojev: Babi Yar; Symphony No. 13 (Chandos)
5.    Alfred Schnittke/Stefan Parkman/National Danish Radio Choir: Choir Concerto ‘O Master of All Living’; Minnesang, Choir Concerto (Chandos)

Out theme: Shostakovich/Borodin String Quartet: String Quartet No. 8, first mvt; Piano Quintet, String Quartets No. 7 & 8 (EMI)

Songs on Toast – 01/30/2009

Time Song Artist Album
10pm Lost And Lookin' Sam Cooke Night Beat
  Cottage For Sale James Brown Ballads
  Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Hank Williams Unreleased Recordings (Disc 1)
  Walk To Thee Rev. Lonnie Farris Slide Guitar Gospel (1944-1964)
  For Shame Of Doing Wrong Richard & Linda Thompson In Concert November 1975
  Mi canto Aziza Brahim Mi Canto
  Carolina M. Ward End of Amnesia
  I Need Your Kind Of Loving Van Morrison Laughing In The Wind
  Nobody's Fault But Mine Sister Rosetta Tharpe The Great Gospel Women
  Two Wings Rev Utah Smith Guitar Evangelists
  T. B. Sheets John Lee Hooker The Cream
  Look What Love Has Done Chris Whitley Living With The Law
  Nannao' Mike Mainieri Leucasia
  Stealing The Boogaloo Kip Hanrahan Pinero
  Tribal Spirits Tribal Chants Ensemble Tribal Chants, Drums, And Songs Of Africa
11pm Don't Explain Nina Simone Nina Simone's Finest Hour
  Un triste coeur Lassus Chansons & Moresche
  Mutoto Lokua Kanza Lokua Kanza
  Run Revolution a Come Hugh Mundell Africa Must Be Free
  Joao E A Sereia Pierre Aderne Alto Mar
  Light Rain Geoff Muldaur Password
  Girl Sibylle Baier Colour Green
  My Friend Of Angel Tribe Mari Boine Songlines Top Of The World
  Lampo Gianmaria Testa Lampo
  Aquela Janela Virada P'ro Mar Antonio Zambujo Por Meu Cante
  Turn Your Lights Off Kamikaze Ground Crew Kamikaze Ground Crew
  Erase Me Glenn Patscha Jefferson Highway
  Animal Party The King Khan & BBQ Show Animal Party
  Peak Out Girl Talk Night Ripper
  Jumper On The Line R.L. Burnside Deep Blues
  time and place Jon Hassell Last Night the moon...
  Sisyphe Hector Zazou & Swara In The House Of Mirrors


For optimal listening conditions for next week’s all-Russian-music show, “How Russian Is It?”, prepare the Agrin/Zaborovsky family recipe for Odessa Cabbage Borscht (enormous pot everlasting version; timid people should make a half-recipe):

3 lbs. beef short ribs or flanken (same thing cut differently; flanken, cut in strips across the ribs, is traditional, but don’t worry about it)
1 large green cabbage
2  28-ounce cans of whole tomatoes
2  medium large onions
salt, lemon, water
(Since the ingredients are simple and yield an improbably rich, extraordinary result, quality of ingredients is important; taintradio recommends organic constituents when possible.)

Here’s what you do for best hi-fi result:
1.    Slice cabbage thin but not surgically fine.
2.    Coarsely chop onions.
3.    With a sharp knife de-fat the ribs the best you can, then scald them with boiling water, in a colander or pot.
4.    Place beef in bottom of pot, add water to cover, bring back to boil, skim off what comes to the top.
5.    Add cabbage, onions. Crush or slice up the tomatoes and add them.
6.    Add water to cover, and salt to approximate taste. Cook for one hour.
7.    Add juice of half a freshly squeezed lemon.
8.    Cook for one more hour, contrapuntally adding lemon juice and, if need be, salt, to bring a light tartness to the soup as it sweetens with cooking. You’ll understand what’s wanted as the taste develops, and will wonder how it can possibly taste this good.
9.    It’s done in two hours, but you can keep going if you like. It will only get better—up to a point, of course.

Serving suggestion: have a large bowl of soup, perhaps adding a grind of black pepper. When you’ve had enough of that, have some beef, with horse radish as a garnish, along with a side of plain boiled potato, buckwheat kasha (this is how Konstantin Levin prefers it in an early chapter of Anna Karenina), or potato laktes or kugel (family recipes for these available only on request).
Have another bowl of soup. Wipe your brow. Marvel at, by now, Moussorgsky, Shostakovich, and at the extraordinary largesse of the Russian soul under repression or otherwise. Although I don’t want to encourage excessive drinking, Vodka will aid you in this exercise. Help yourself from that bottle in the freezer. Is it Chopin, Ketel One, Iceberg, or humble Svedka? I can’t see from here, and don’t know what you can afford.

taintradio welcomes Mike Zwerin!

Our latest program, Mike Zwerin’s “Mike Zwerin’s Shuffle From Paris” will debut 2-4pm (eastern) Wednesday (1/28-08).  “Mike Zwerin’s Shuffle From Paris” will repeat midnight-2am Sunday night (Monday morning).  Mike was for many years the jazz writer for the Herald-Tribune in Paris and later for Bloomberg News.  He is the author of “Paris Jazz Chronicles,” which was published by Yale University Press.  Mike is also a very accomplished trombonist who played in Miles Davis’s “Birth of the Cool” band as well as (among other ensembles) Maynard Ferguson’s band.  We are very pleased to welcome Mike Zwerin to the tainthood.

taintradio welcomes Todd Morman!

We have a new one-hour program called “Monkey Mind,” hosted by Todd Morman.  The first run will be Sundays, 2-3pm w/rerun on Fridays 7-8pm.

Todd will also host a two-hour version “Monkey Mind 2”, which we’ll air on Mondays, 3-5pm (Eastern) w/reruns on Thursdays, Midnight-2am (Eastern).

All of us at Taintradio welcome Todd to the line-up!

Updoc 30: Slow Blues Raga: 1/23/09

Opening theme: Sidney Bechet: Summertime; Jazz Archives Masterpieces

(Epm/Believe Digital)

 1.     Blind Willie Johnson: Dark Was the Night; Folk Music USA Volume One (Folkways)

2.     Soeur Marie Keyrouz: Fil Layli; Chant Maronite (Chant du Monde)

3.     Ornette Coleman: Sadness; Town Hall Concert 1962 (ESP-Disk)

4.     Duke Ellington: Beale Street Blues; New World A’Comin (CBS)

5.     Soeur Marie Keyrouz: Ana’l-ummu-al-hazina; Chant Maronite (Chant du Monde)

6.     Robert Johnson: Love in Vain; King of the Delta Blues (River)

7.     Archie Shepp/Horace Parlan: Trouble in Mind [title tune]; Steeplechase

8.     John Lee Hooker; Black Snake; The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (Prestige)

9.     Booker Ervin: No Booze Blues; The Blues Book (Prestige)

10.   Sidney Bechet: Petite Fleur; Essential 5 (The Restoration Project)

11.   Ali Akbar Khan: Raga Madhuvanti; Peerless (Navras)

12.   Coleman Hawkins: Bean’s Blues; Coleman Hawkins With the Red Garland Trio (Prestige Swingville)

13.   John Coltrane: The Last Blues; The Classic Quartet – Complete Impulse Studio Recordings (Impulse)


Out theme: Sidney Bechet: Summertime; Essential 5 (The Restoration Project)

Songs on Toast – 01/23/2009

Time Song Artist Album
11pm Dump The Dog Loudon Wainright III Fame & Wealth
  Old Dog Tray Peter Stampfel The Jig Is Up
  My Doggy's Got The Blues Big Bill Morganfield Ramblin' Mind
  Old Dog Blue Jim Jackson Anthology of American Folk Music - 2-A Social Music
  Don't Dog Me The Drifters Let The Boogie Woogie Roll: Greatest Hits 1953-1958
  Craven Choke Puppy Bob Marley Songs Of Freedom
  Lap Dog Rickie Lee Jones The Evening Of My Best Day
  Le chien d'avant garde Keren Ann La Disparition
  Old Blue The Byrds The Byrds [Disc 3] (Full Throttle)
  Sheriff's Dog Justin Wilson King of Cajun Comedy
  Bird Dog The Everly Brothers Heartaches & Harmonies
  Dog El Perro Del Mar Look! It's El Perro Del Mar!
  La Fille Et Le Chien Edith Piaf Edith Piaf L'integrale 1936-1945 (1936 Vol 1)
  Old Brown Dog Spider John Koerner - Willie Murphy Running Jumping Standing Still
  Black Dog Jesse Winchester Jesse Winchester
  Dog House Blues Bill Monroe Mule Skinner Blues
  Son Of Mr Bull Dog The Mebusas Afro Baby - The Evolution Of The Afro-Sound In Nigeria 1970-1979
  Bow Bow Blues Allen Brothers The Roots Of Rap - 1920-1930
  A Dog Barks At Midnight Terry Riley Miniatures 2
  Black Eyed Dog Nick Drake The Hannibal Sampler

Songs on Toast – 01/23/2009

Time Song Artist Album
10pm Doggy Marvin Pontiac Marvin Pontiac
  Dixie Dog Dr. John Tails Of The City
  Play With Your Poodle Lightnin' Hopkins Mojo Hand: The Lightnin' Hopkins Anthology
  Redwood Tree Van Morrison Saint Dominic's Preview
  Lucky Dog John Platania Lucky Dog
  You're A Dog And Don't Talk To Me Michael Hurley Parsnip Snips
  Old Shep Ramblin' Jack Elliott Country Style
  Poor White Hound Dog Merry Clayton Performance
  No More Doggin John Lee Hooker The Ultimate Collection: 1948-1990
  Puppy Toy Tricky Knowle West Boy
  A Dog's Life Nina Nastasia Dogs
  Love Dog TV On The Radio Dear Science
  Puttin' on the Dog Tom Waits Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
  I Wouldn't Treat A Dog Bobby Blue Bland The Voice (Duke Recordings 1959-69)
  How Come My Bulldog Don't Bark Howard Tate Get It While You Can

House of Mercy – 01/23/2009

In session (live in HOM-taintradio London studio): Brigitte De Mayer with Al Perkins & Big Dog 3

Record of the week: “Sea of Tears” – Eileen Jewell

In session August 8: Dave Acari

Time Song Artist Album
8pm Nowhere In No Time Eilen Jewell
  She Loves to Ride Horses Guy Clark
  The Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line The Grascals
  Love in a Bottle Will Kimbrough & Tommy Wommack
  Honky Tonkin' Mississippi Webb Wilder
  Honky Tonky Man Dwight Yoakam
  She Kicked Me Out of the Band Commander Cody
  So You Want To Be a Rock N' Roll Star The Byrds
  The Devil Went Down to Georgia Charlie Daniels
  Folk Radio Steve James
  Hope, Peace & Love Foy Vance
  Things Have Changed Bob Dylan
  Mother Road Old California
9pm Loredo Jon Dee Graham
  Fire in the Water Jeff & Vida
  In Session (live in the HOM Studio Brigitte De Mayer & Al Perkins & The Big Dog 3
10pm Sweet Rose Eileen Jewell
  Mexican Moonshine Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
  Mala del Oeste Chinagon
  La Pistola Y El Corazon Los Lobos
  Stomp The Wiyos
  New York, New York Larry John McNally
  New York Lullaby Danny & Dusty
  Evening Israel Nash Gropka
  Gun Metal Gray Chuck Mead
  Gypsy Moon Hot Day at the Zoo
  50's French Movie Carrie Rodriguez
  Graveman Avery James & The Hillanders
  White Shell Road Golden Smog
  Glide Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams
  Well Captain Beefheart
  Down to the Wire Son Volt
  Slim Chance Todd Snider
  Sleep On Allison Krause

Underground Railroad Love [URL] – 01/20/2009

Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Sir Galahad Billy Harper Cappra Black
  Victory Speech Barack Obamam
  Soulfully, I Love you/ Black Spiritual of love Cappra Black
  In memory of Jomo Kenyatta David Murray 3D Family, Vol 1
  Election Night Speech Barack Obama
  Stolen Moments Oliver Nelson Blues and the Abstract Truth
  Aug 23, 1963 A. Philip Randolph The Great March on Washington
  Call of the wild and powerful heart Billy Harper Black Saint
  The Path Ralph MacDonald The Path
  Yes we Can Speech Barack Obama
  Experience Beaver Harris and Don Pullen Experience
  Newcomer Beaver Harris and Don Pullen
  Redemption Song Bob Marley Uprising
  Election Night Speech Barack Obama
  Cappra Black Billy Harper Cappra Black
  Grandma's Hands Bill Withers Just as I am