Monkey Mind – 04/27/2009

Monkey Mind for week of April 27. My goodness, I forgot to post this. Hope you enjoyed the show.

Time Song Artist Album
3pm Only You Can See Humble Pie Town & Country
  True Love Mickey Jupp Long Distance Romancer
  How Are You? Cheap Trick Heaven Tonight
  The Joy of Sex Chris Knox Yes!
  Happy Band Mr. Scruff The Bluffer's Guide
  The Bitch Git It All Marvin Sease Best of
  Real People Chic Real People
  Hard Times Kurtis Blow Kurtis Blow
  Balumukeno Bonga Angola 72
  Lay-By Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn Three Suites
  Composition 74C Splatter Trio & Debris Splatter Trio & Debris Play Braxton
  I Had a Good Mother and Father Palace Brothers There Is No-One What Will Take Care of You
  Betrayal Mekons I Have Been To Heaven and Back
4pm Killer Parties The Hold Steady Almost Killed Me
  Teen Billy Baby The Sprouts Get Hot or Go Home: Vintage RCA Rockabilly '56-59
  How Come My Bulldog Don't Bark Howard Tate Get It While You Can
  Advice Sly and the Family Stone A Whole New Thing
  I'm Gonna Stay Jean Plum Should I Go or Should I Stay?
  Schwiphty Ellington/Strayhorn Three Suites
  Out of Time/It's Not Easy Rolling Stones Aftermath
  Brick Pussy Galore Dial M for Motherfucker
  Sinner Sings Halo of Flies Music for Insect Minds
  A Door The Ex & Tom Cora Scrabbling at the Lock
  Gill Scott Heron on a Train Skinner Twins Big Fish Eat Little Fish
  Jing Jing Shrimp Boat Duende
  Give Me Cornbread When I'm Hungry John Fahey Best of
  Genesis Hall Fairport Convention

Updoc 40: Four Quartets: 4/24/09

Opening theme: Art Ensemble of Chicago: Nice Guys [title tune] (ECM)

1.    Béla Bartók/Juilliard String Quartet: String Quartet No. 5; Bartok String Quartets 1 – 6 (Retrospective Recordings)
2.    Julius Hemphill: Dogon A.D. [title tune] (Mbari/Arista Freedom)
3.    Dmitri Shostakovich/Borodin String Quartet: String Quartet No. 8; Shostakovich Piano Quintet, etc. (EMI)
4.    Ludwig von Beethoven/Budapest String Quartet: String Quartet No. 13/Grosse Fuge; The Late String Quartets in Concert at the Library of Congress (Bridge)

Out theme: Art Ensemble of Chicago: Strawberry Mango; Coming Home Jamaica (WEA/Atlantic)

Songs on Toast – 04/24/2009

Time Song Artist Album
10pm Rale Rale Kali Roots
  XLAO TSHAO (BOB HOLROYD MIX) Qwii Music Arts' Trust Qwii Music Arts' Trust
  Bass Bully Elmore Judd Unborn Again
  Qhude Manikiniki Umahlathini Nabo The Indestructible Beat of Soweto - Volume One
  Baby Won't You Fall In Love Southern Sons 1940's Vocal Groups (1941-1944)
  I'm on the Wonder Clifton Chenier Best of Clifton Chenier
  Jerusalem The Abyssinians Satta Massagana
  Un Ardéchois à Paname Madjao Un ardéchois à paname
  Be With Me Jesus Sam Cooke With Soul Stirrers The Great 1955 Shrine Concert
  Don't Drive Your Mama Away Shirley Caesar This Is Gospel Volume 24:
  Spirit in the Dark with Ray Charles] Aretha Franklin Live At The Fillmore West
  Black Satin Miles Davis On The Corner
11pm Sing Hare, Mynah Bird Purna Das Baul Wave
  Barnyard Flirtations Dave Douglas Keystone
  Netsanet Mulatu Astatqe Africa Funk
  Shakara (Oloje) Fela Kuti The Best of the Black President
  Lazarus Amy LaVere Died of Love
  Hey Elvis Perkins in Dearland Elvis Perkins in Dearland
  Slow Down Doug Sahm and The Pharoahs I Hate CDs
  Don't Ask Me How Or Why The Wildweeds The Wildweeds
  Keep On Lovin' Me Baby Ike Turner Ike Turner 1958-1959
  A Noise from the Deep Dave Douglas Keystone
  Timeless Time Peter Green The End Of The Game

Monkey Mind – 04/20/2009

Sorry I’m late with this week’s playlist. Here’s the link I mentioned after playing “TV Is The Thing This Year,” the Diane Reeves cut from the Good Night, and Good Luck soundtrack. It’s a sharp look at the Clooney film’s exaggerated version of Edward R. Murrow’s role in taking down Sen. Joe McCarthy. Very much worth a read. Historical liberties aside, the soundtrack is marvelous – loose and intimate, without any studio schlock interfering with the small group feel.

Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Mom's Sound System Buckminster Fuzeboard How to Make C60Br24
  Cold Chillin JRK w/Neal Rames JRK
  Black Diamonds and Pearls Blackalicious The Craft
  Dynamic Superiors Shoe Shoe Shine The Dynamic Superiors
  Superspace Quickspace Supersport DJ Kicks: Fourtet
  Truah Koby Israelite Dance of the Idiots
  Jericho Jerk St. Germain Metamorphose: Messe pour les Temps Present/Pierre Henry & Michel Colombier
  Way Back in the 1960s Incredible String Band The 5000 Spirits or The Layers of the Onion
  Malvina Reynolds Back Alley Surgery Mama Lion
  Daddy's Music and Love Talk Talk/Diagnosis henry Jessica Jones Quartet w/Abe Maneri Word
  Jesus Will Help Me Gospel Comforters Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal
  Somebody's Got to Go Joe Turner The Chronological Joe Turner 1941-46
  Ribs and Hot Sauce Lionel Hampton & his septet Flying Home
  Gabbin' Blues Big Maybelle The Okeh Rhythm & Blues Story 1949-1957
  Just Step Sideways The Fall Hex Enduction Hour
3pm Jesus Rhapsody Part 1 Preacher and the Saints Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal
  It's Only Money (pt 2) Argent In Deep
  Deviation Jayne County Deviation
  Brilliant Action Don Cherry/Ed Blackwell Mu (first part)
  Kickin' the Cat Joe Venuti/Eddie Lang Stringin' the Blues: The Best of Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang
  Working Man's Blues Charlie McCoy Harpin' the Blues
  Regretting Our Fathers Bird Names Open Relationship
  Ebay Baby Ebay SkinnerTwins Big Fish Eat Little Fish
  My Weapon XTC Go2
  Anti Love Song Betty Davis Betty Davis
  Bunny A Warrior Crucial Bunny Fatman presents Prince Jammy vs Crucial Bunny Dub
  TV is the Thing This Year Diane Reeves Good Night and Good Luck
  Poon-Tang! Treniers Go!Go!Go! A Proper Introduction to The Treniers

Updoc 39: Son of Concertante: 4/17/09

Opening theme: Art Ensemble of Chicago: Nice Guys [title tune] (ECM)

1.    Sergei Prokofiev/Maxim Vengerov/London Sympony Orchestra/Mstislav Rostropovich: Violin Concerto No. 2; Shostakovich/Prokofiev: Violin Concertos No. 2 (Teldec)
2.    Dmitri Shostakovich/Lydia Mordkovitch/Scottish National Orchestra/Neeme Järvi: Violin Concerto No. 1; Shostakovich: Violin Concertos (Chandos)
3.    Karol Szymanovski/Chantal Juillet/Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal/Charles Dutoit: Violin Concerto No. 2; Stravinsky/Szymanovski Violin Concertos (London)
4.    Bernd Alois Zimmermann/Thomas Zehetmair/WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln/Heinz Holliger: Violin Concerto; Canto di Speranza (ECM)

Out theme: Art Ensemble of Chicago: Strawberry Mango; Coming Home Jamaica (WEA/Atlantic)

Songs on Toast – 04/17/2009

Time Song Artist Album
10pm Wendy's Kamikaze Ground Crew Kamikaze Ground Crew
  L'albero del pane Gianmaria Testa Lampo
  Zaman Zaman Fikret Kizilok Zaman Zaman
  Chozi Lanitoka Black Star Musical Club Nyota
  Colak Colek Elvy Sukaesih The Dangdut Queen
  M'enyiwa Mmbir Okyerema Pra & Agoro-Band Edwuma Edwuma!
  Ethiopia Abyssinia Infinite Zion Roots
  Phrygian Yonlu A Society In Which No Tear Is Shed is Inconceivably Mediocre
  Osculetur me Stile Antico Song of Songs
  Raga SindhuBhairavi Kadri Gopalnath & V. Narasinhalu Wadavati Jugalbandi - Classical Confluence
  Zinga Eddy François Zinga
  Stealin All Day CC Adcock The Rough Guide To Blues Revival
  Cler Achel Tinariwen Aman Iman: Water Is Life
  Down Along The Cove Johnny Jenkins Ton-Ton Macoute!
  Be Your Woman Ollabelle Roughs
  The Killing Floor The Accidental There Were Wolves
11pm Spaghetti Shel Silverstein Where the Sidewalk Ends
  Good Lovin' Gilberto Sextet Gilberto Sextet
  Aht Uh Mi Hed Shuggie Otis Inspiration Information
  Crimson And Clover Prince Lotusflow3r
  Washing Machine Amy LaVere Died of Love
  Are The Good Times Really Over John Doe and The Sadies Country Club
  Ain't No Rest for the Wicked Cage the Elephant Ain't No Rest for the Wicked
  Around & Around Mr. Airplane Man Shakin Around
  Just A Dream Muddy Waters Muddy Waters Sings Big Bill Broonzy
  Drinking & Driving Watermelon Slim The Wheel Man
  Thul'ulalele Amaswazi Emvelo The Indestructible Beat of Soweto
  He's Gonna Step On You Again John Kongos Kongos
  She Asked Me So I Told Her T-Model Ford Big Bad Love
  Miss Amanda Jones The Rolling Stones Between the Buttons
  Texas Me Delbert McClinto Keep Your Soul: A Tribute To Doug Sahm
  Oh Susanna Taj Mahal Happy Just To Be Like I Am
  Slow Fox Organ Nino Rota Toby Dammit

Monkey Mind – 04/13/2009

Time Song Artist Album
3pm Your Rights Stop at the End of My Nose Human Race Club No More Feeling Cheated
  Writing 101 DJ Balance/Surreal Future Classic
  Yes, We Can Azeem w/ Variable Unit Mayhemystics
  Racubah Ice Darkest Light: Best of
  Huracan Cal Tjader Huracan
  Patriot's Heart Mark Eitzel Demos before Love Songs
  The Sun Never Shines on the Poor Richard and Linda Thompson Hokey Pokey
  Ex-Con Smog Red Apple Falls
  Can't Hide From Jah Yellowman Zugguzungguguzungguzeng!
  Highlights Aceyalone Magnificent City
  Fun Brick Brick
  Slip and Do It Betty Wright Best of
  Chadology Noel Akchote/Eugne Chadbourne/Marc Ribot Lust Corner
4pm Baby Bamboo From Nose OOIOO Feather Float
  Who Likes Facing Situations? Selecter Celebrate the Bullet
  Swingin' in a Coconut Tree Louis Jordan Complete Recordings: 1938-1941
  Don't Bug Me Baby Milton Allen Get Hot or Go Home: Vintage RCA Rockabilly '56-59
  Drunken Man's Prayer Johnny Shines Skull & Crossbones Blues
  April Fool Pete Townshend/Ronnie Lane Rough Mix
  3 Legs Paul McCartney Ram
  Bob Dylan Blues Syd Barrett Wouldn't You Miss Me? Best of Syd Barrett
  Nobody Loves Me Bird Names Wooden Lake/Sexual Diner
  Somebody Come and Play Yoon Sun Choi & Jacob Sacks Imagination: The Music of Joe Raposo
  Davis Archie Shepp/Buell Neidlinger
  Sorrow's Secret Eastern Blok Folk Tales
  Antiguo Seis Borinqueno Los Jardineros Lamento Borincano: Early Puerto Rican music 1916-39
  Estan Tirando Bombas Canario y su Grupo Lamento Borincano: Early Puerto Rican music 1916-39
  Travel With Your Mind Seeds Future
  You Should Never Have Opened That Door Ramones Ramones
  Cry Cry Cry Robbie Fulks Cash Covered

B.P.R.D. – 04/12/2009

Here’s avante-garde pedal steel-player Susan Alcorn’s site (the links page looks great) and an informative Allmusic review of the collaboration with Eugene Chadbourne. Chadbourne would be a great fit for a live Taint performance at Marsh Woodwinds. Just discovered Bird Names, an experimental group out of Chicago making dense, psychedelic, catchy noise. Picked up the cd used at the local store and can’t wait to get their most recent one, which one reviewer describes as “a collection of music boxes caught in a traffic jam” and “a lost track from the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, that is, if it had been mixed by a monkey.” Sounds perfect. The “Violin” piece by Oregon is a collaboration with Polish jazz violinist Zbigniew Seifert, who I like to think I’d have heard of before now if he hadn’t died young of cancer in 1979. Turns out there’s a new documentary about him that’s just been released. Here’s a short interview at Jazz Fiddle Wizard. Oregon’s Wikipedia page claims “Apollo astronauts took a recording of Oregon’s music to the moon and named two lunar craters after compositions by the ensemble – ‘Icarus’ and ‘Ghost Beads.'” I have no idea if that’s true. The album by Yoon Sun Choi and Jacob Sacks got a decent amount of positive jazz press last year; it’s a collection of sharp/funny/warm improvisations on the music of Joe Raposo, best known as the composer of Sesame Street gems like “(It’s not easy) Bein’ Green” and “Sing.” (Raposo was also pals with Sinatra and has a number of songs on the album “Ol’ Blue Eyes is Back.”) It’s astonishing what Choi and Sacks do with these songs, and there are lots more quirky Raposo gems on Youtube, including this one written for Kermit and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The only question is how far down the Muppet fandom rabbit hole do you want to go? Otolithen (more) and Disque 9 are two more finds from local used bins; I liked this Disque 9 review at the great Egg City Radio, where you can download the album for yourself. Silica Gel is a hilariously dark experimental techno duo from the Wifflefist collective, a local noise/rock label active in Raleigh during the 90s. Great group of folks.

Time Song Artist Album
2pm Hello Stranger Susan Alcorn/Eugene Chadbourne Afternoon in Austin...or, Country Music for Harmolodic Souls
  Smoovebiz Bird Names Wooden Lake/Sexual Diner
  Violin Oregon Violin
  La, La, La Yoon Sun Choi & Jacob Sacks Imagination: The Music of Joe Raposo
  Beach of Teeth Bird Names Wooden Lake/Sexual Diner
  the dread and the counting Disque 9 Des Incurables
  The Muscler Silica Gel 50) Noisy Children Party
  Recycled Pipe Dream Otolithen S.O.D.
  Not Much of a Dog Yoon Sun Choi & Jacob Sacks Imagination: The Music of Joe Raposo

Updoc 38: Saxo Grammaticus: 4/10/09

Opening theme: Art Ensemble of Chicago: Nice Guys [title tune] (ECM)

1.    Branford Marsalis: Rhythm-a-Ning; Metamorphosen (Marsalis Music)
2.    Julius Hemphill Sextet: Georgia Blue; Five Chord Stud (Black Saint)
3.    Branford Marsalis: Blossom of Parting; Metamorphosen (Marsalis Music)
4.    Julius Hemphill Sextet: Fat Man; The Hard Blues (Clean Feed)
5.    Fly: CJ; Sky & Country (ECM)
6.    Julius Hemphill Sextet: What I Know Now; At Dr. King’s Table (New World)
7.    Branford Marsalis: Samo; Metamorphosen (Marsalis Music)
8.    Fly: Dharma Days; Sky & Country (ECM)
9.    Branford Marsalis: Aunt Hagar’s Blues; Metamorphosen (Marsalis Music)
10.    Beethoven/Talich Quartet: String Quartet #14 in C-sharp Minor (Calliope)

Songs on Toast – 04/10/2009

Time Song Artist Album
10pm Warped Sister Booker T. Potato Hole
  Death Blues Henry Vestine Guitar Gangster
  Fool's Job Ollabelle rough mix
  Sometimes I Wish Black Merda The Folks From Mother's Mixer
  Your Big Hands Jolie Holland The Living & The Dead
  Knock Knock The Accidental The Accidental
  Aching Melody Greta Gertler Edible Restaurant
  Brand New Sun Jason Lytle Anti Sampler 2009
  Don't look back Spleen Nova Sampler
  Frisco Depot Mickey Newbury Frisco Mabel Joy
  Please Forgive Me William Fitzsimmons The Sparrow And The Crow
  Stones In My Passway John Hammond At The Crossroads
  Only For You Malcolm Holcombe A Hundred Lies
  Jupiter Duke Levine Beneath the Blue
  Cum Las Ondas Marteles Homenaje a Miguel Angel Ruiz
  Awungilobolele Udokotela Shange Namajaha The Indestructible Beat Of Soweto
11pm Doncha Know Edgar Jones Jones Soothing Music For Stray Cats
  Dancing The Night Away Amazing Rhythm Aces Too Stuffed To Jump
  Sweet Inspiration Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham Moments from This Theater
  She Moves Me Muddy Waters The Chess Box Set
  Nobody's Fault But Mine Paul Butterfield’s Better Days Paul Butterfield’s Better Days
  Arawan Tinariwen Amassakoul
  El Fin Del Amor Los Fabulosos Cadillacs La Luz Del Ritmo
  Prayer to Eshu Milton Cardona Cambucha
  Inno Alla Leggerezza Mike Mainieri Leucasia
  Physical Love Eddie Hazel Games, Dames, And Guitar Things
  Set Me Free Black Merda The Folks From Mother's Mixer
  Wild About You, Baby Hound Dog Taylor Deluxe Edition
  No More Hot Dogs Hasil Adkins Out To Hunch
  Al Bine Ali Farka Toure The River
  Intro Orchestra Di Piazza Vittorio Orchestra Di Piazza Vittorio
  Ya Minoun Khaled Liberte'