House of Mercy – 05/30/2009

In Session: Jeff Lang

Time Song Artist Album
8pm Ace In The Hole Bravo Johnson
  Ted Fucking Williams The Baseball Project
  Over the Sea Minus 5
  London Dust David Sinclair Trio
  Dirty Water The Inmates
  Walking Blues Dave Arcari
  Twelve Thousand Miles Chris Whitley & Jeff Lang
  Hermsphroditos Frank Black & The Cadillacs
  Damn Me Otis Gibbs
  When You Fall Isaac Hoskins
  I Wish It Was Friday Chuck Mead
  Give Me My Money The Nowhere Honkies
  The Way Can Get It The Fourds
  My Love Is Way Up On A Mountain Spring Creek
9pm In Session (live) Jeff Lang
  Another Man's Shoes Scott Paul
  Magdelena The Ian Siegal Band
  Drums From New Orleans Gurf Morlix
  Fire Flys In The Storm Tony Joe White & Jessi Coulter
10pm Carve that Possum Tom, Brian & Alice
  See You Tomorrow Bruck Cockburn
  Stardust Motel Truckstop Souvenier
  You Need a Maria Devan Sproule
  Jackson Station The Band of Heatnerns
  Another Country String Driven
  Waiting for the Sun Drew Nelson
  Shepherd Bridget DeMayer
  Blow That Horn The Reverend Payton's Big Damn Band
  Maggie's Farm Boulder Acoustic Society
  Don't Send Your Children To War Charlie Parr
  Where Rats' Lips Have Touched Phil Lee
  Throw Me To The Rats The Tom Fun Orchestra
  Babylon Has Fallen Pariah Beat Radio
  El Dorado Carrie Rodriguez

Songs on Toast – 05/29/2009


Time Song Artist Album
10pm Workin' For The Man Roy Orbison For The Lonely
  Big Boss Man The Holmes Brothers Simple Truths
  The Working Man Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revival
  I Got A Gig Hayes Carll Trouble In Mind
  We Gotta Get Out Of This Place The Animals Retrospective
  Everybody Works At My House Jesse Fuller Brother Lowdown
  Hustlin' And Bustlin' For Baby Louis Armstrong Complete RCA-Victor Recordings (Disc 1)
  've Been Working Van Morrison His Band and the Street Choir
  Blue Monday Fats Domino They Call Me The Fat Man
  P**s Factory Patti Smith Land (1975-2002)
  Working In A Coalmine Lee Dorsey Wheelin' & Dealin'
  Work Song Bobby Darin Seeing Is Believing
  The Worst Job... Derek & Clive Derek & Clive
  Hard Times Baby Huey & The Babysitters What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves
  Mr. Bossman Linval Thompson Six Babylon
  Hard Working Man Captain Beefheart If You Got Ears
  Yes Sir, No Sir The Kinks Arthur or the decline and fall of the British Empire
  1891 Blind Blake Goombay Rock
  Factory Girl The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet
11pm Work For Your Money Howlin' Wolf The Chess Box
  I Asked The Bossman Lightnin' Hopkins Mojo Hand: The Anthology
  Bookstore Rap Neil Young Sugar Mountain - Live At Canterbury House 1968
  Working Man's Blues Lonnie Johnson All Time Blues Greats
  Work Scott H. Biram Graveyard Shift
  Pay Day Mississippi John Hurt The Complete Studio Recordings
  Working Man Blues Blind Boy Fuller Blind Boy Fuller Vol. 3 1937
  Cost Of Living Nar Freetown Ebenezer Calender And His Maringer Band Marvellous Boy
  Gotta Get A Job Fats Domino The First King Of Rock And Roll Volume 1
  Unwanted Workers Firesign Theatre All Things Firesign
  Working Man Blues Merle Haggard Choice Country Cuts
  Ramblin' Blues/Workin' Man Mickey Newbury home demo
  Get Back In Line The Kinks Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround
  Heigh Ho Louis Armstrong Disney Songs
  Pay Day Blues Herb Jeffries The Bronze Buckaroo (Rides Again)
  Midnight Shift Buddy Holly The Definitive Collection
  Sixteen Tons Tennessee Ernie Ford Hotdogs, Hits And Happy Days
  Big Boss Man Jimmy Reed The Very Best Of Jimmy Reed

Monkey Mind – 05/25/2009

Time Song Artist Album
3pm Hesitation Blues Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Rare Junk
  Margarita Fat Mattress Black Sheep of the Family: The Anthology
  Icicle Star Tree Leon Russell/Marc Benno Look Inside the Asylum Choir
  Glorious Farm Yamamoto Seiichi Nu Frequency
  Pillar of Fire Crash Worship Asesinos
  Fair But So Uncool Earth, Wind & Fire Open Your Eyes
  Ballad of $40 Tom T. Hall Greatest Hits
  Restless Conway Twitty
  This is a Quiet Town Treniers
  From the Gut Husker Du Everything Falls Apart
  Yeah Sapphire Hold Steady Stay Positive
  The Girl With the Carrot Skin Bricks
  Midi a go go Replicant Rumba Rockers
  Z-Trip & Radar mix
  Hoodie Lady Sovereign Public Warning
  Overall Junction Albert King King of the Blues Guitar
  South Saturn Delta Jimi Hendrix South Saturn Delta
4pm Belly Button Window Jimi Hendrix First Rays of the New Rising Sun
  Shakey Ground Temptations A Song For You
  Portrait of Frank Edward Weston Randy Weston Jazz Loft Sessions
  Farruca Manitas de Plata In Recital
  Finer Days Smog Red Apple Falls
  Pentangling Pentangle The Pentangle
  Magic Forest Fat Mattress Black Sheep of the Family: The Anthology
  Life Dr. John Definitive Pop Collection
  There Are Bad Times Just Around the Corner Noel Coward Greatest Hits
  Cool, Calm and Collected Rolling Stones Between the Buttons
  Olla de for Olla Mongo Santamaria Our Man in Havana
  It's Not the Crime Tower of Power Urban Renewal

B.P.R.D. for week of 5/17

This week’s show is one piece: Glenn Gould’s audio documentary “The Idea of North,” collected on Glenn Gould: The Radio Artist. It’s one of a series he created for the CBC and one of three focusing on the theme of extreme isolation. More info about the doc, including what I assume is the hilarious CBC promo image (there was apparently also a film). Check this marvelous clip of Gould explaining the art of composing for multiple spoken voices. It notes a particular debt to the “undulating dives and swerves” of Webern before switching to neat footage of Gould performing some Webern variations.

Songs on Toast – 05/22/2009

Time Song Artist Album
10pm Wake Up Sara Tavares Mi Ma Bô
  Nice Cars Linda Thompson Versatile Heart
  You're Not Satisfied Jolie Holland Springtime Can Kill You
  Tirka Mariem Hassan Deseos
  Good Girl The Soul of John Black The Good Girl Blues
  Gold Watch and Chain Ralph Stanley,Gillian Welch Clinch Mountain
  I Know It's A Sin Seth Walker Seth Walker
  Children of Jah The Chantells Children of Jah
  Somebody Saved Me Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives Souls' Chapel
  Nobody's Fault But Mine Bishop Perry Tillis Too Close
  Testify Greg McKinney Psalms
  Intro -Let's Stay Together Al Green Greatest Hits
  Sign Your Name Terence Trent D'Arby Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby
  Carambola Benjamín Escoriza ¡Alevanta!
  Vallejo Deep Rumba This Night Becomes a Rumba
  Soul do Samba Marcio Local Marcio Local says, “Don day don dree don don”
  On The Surface Pere Ubu Dub Housing
  "Do you enjoy knives?" (Film dialogue)
  Il Trionfo Del Nuovo Cesare Nino Rota Toby Dammit-Satyricon
  Femmes Africaines Sam Mangwana Sam Mangwana Sings Dino Vangu
11pm New Bag The Exciters Panama! - Latin, Calypso And Funk On The Isthmus 1965-75
  Fountain Alexander 'Skip' Spence Oar
  Kind of a Girl Tinted Windows Tinted Windows
  Solo Tabla Nar Egypt - Music Of The Nile From The Desert To The Sea
  Trouble Cat Stevens Tea For The Tillerman
  Track 02 Group bombino Group bombino
  Pastime Paradise Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life
  Panama Esta Bueno Y... Los Exagerados Panama! - Latin, Calypso And Funk On The Isthmus 1965-75
  Mawal Mariem Hassan Deseos
  Exciters Theme The Exciters Panama! - Latin, Calypso And Funk On The Isthmus 1965 - 1975
  Azul Para Amparo Charlie Musselwhite The Harmonica According To Charlie Musselwhite
  Anyone Who Had A Heart Then There Were Two Then There Were Two
  Offroad Sunil Dev Sunil Dev
  Flying Duke Levine Beneath the Blue
  Roochoo Gumbo Harry "The Crown" Hosono Bon Voyage Co.
  Ztachtha Group bombino Group bombino

Monkey Mind – 05/18/2009

Time Song Artist Album
3pm Hey Beautiful Dovells Best of the Dovells: Cameo Parkway 1961-1965
  Just Because Elvis Elvis at Sun
  Get off hard drugs Shatner/Nimoy/Nichols Get Off
  Dog Bob Dorough Best of the Beat Generation
  Long Weekend Bankie Banx Roots & Herbs
  Stay Out of the Light Nile Rodgers B-Movie Matinee
  Rub a Dub Dub Fabulous 3 MCs Don't Stop: Recording Tap
  Night Stomp Albert King Live Wire - Blues Power
  May the Circle Be Unbroken Spacemen 3 Playing With Fire
  I am a Tree Guided By Voices Mag Earwig
  Dying For It Vaselines The Way of the Vaselines
  I Feel Good dBs Repercussion
  I Am Produced Guided By Voices Mag Earwig
  Up To You Boz Scaggs Boz Scaggs & Band
  Walk All Over God's Heaven Clay & Scott Standing on the Highway
  A La Villete French Cafe Music of the Opulent Era
  Cantes de Chiclana Pepe Marchena Un Monumento al Cante
  Ornette Never Sleeps Rabih Abou-Khalil Al-Jadida
  Dance Machine Absolute Ensemble The More We Know: 30 years of Enja Records
4pm Soul Train The Kimico Band Soul Train
  Reggae Recipe Desmond Dekker Rockin' Steady: The Best of Desmond Dekker
  Crazy Chicken Graham Central Station Now Do-U Wanta Dance?
  Mooore Aceyalone Magnificent City
  Get off hard drugs Elvin Jones Get Off
  The Worst Has Yet To Come Archers of Loaf Vee Vee
  Pelikanol Einsturzende Neubauten Silence is Sexy

Songs on Toast – 05/15/2009

Time Song Artist Album
10pm Brian Jones Master Musicians of Jajouka Master Musicians of Jajouka
  Yo Tink It Sorf Lancelot Layne Calypsoul 70
  La Egipcia Al Andalus Latidos De Al-Andalus
  So La La Wasis Diop Judu Bék
  Bidon II Alla Tanakoul
  Indian Summer Chicha Libre Sonido Amazonico
  Llegare Sidestepper 3am: In Beats We Trust
  Rap De Marrakech Benjamín Escoriza ¡Alevanta!
  Ti Milo Eugène Mona Vol I - 1975-1978
  Lorau Igbal Jogi & Party Authentic Music of the Snake Charmers
  Mamita La Jardinera Pello El Afroka The World & His Sister
  Ya Musa Berta Tribe Sudan: Music of the Blue Nile Province s
  U Go Pay Tinny feat. Princess Pat Akwei Polo
  Te Marcé & Toumpak Pé Epi Kouté
  Raycan Hondells Calypsoul 70
11pm Anbafo Samba Touré Samba Touré
  I'll Kill Her Soko Soko Not Sokute
  Kulu N'Gou Bagayoko Kulu
  Automobile Mobile Wasis Diop Judu Bék
  Cryin' Shame (Shake That Thing) Lightnin' Hopkins In The Key Of Lightnin'
  mmobrowa African brothers dance band slow music from west africa
  emalon ni hokowo Black dragons slow music from west africa
  Jive Makgona Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens Jive Soweto (The Indestructible Beat Of Soweto Volume 4)
  El Preso Fruko Y Sus Tesos Greatest Hits 1
  Doomsday Elvis Perkins In Dearland Elvis Perkins In Dearland
  But Officer Sonny Knight Sonny Knight
  Downtown Jimi Tenor Intervision
  Further On Down The Road Taj Mahal Music Keeps Me Together
  Coffee Pot (Pt. 1) Bo Junior Jazzy Funky New Orleans
  Eerie Music And Woman Sobbing Sound Effects Library Mystery & Terror Sounds
  Hangin' With Wulf And Bear Edgar 'Jones' Jones Soothing Music For Stray Cats
  Jean Harlow Ramblin' Jack Elliott I Stand Alone

B.P.R.D. – 05/11/2009

Two rare 1962 Harry Partch LPs on his Gate 5 Records label managed to find their way (temporarily, sadly) into my hands, and make up this week’s show.

The Wayward has three famous “speech music” pieces, played in order of appearance: “U.S. Highball,” “The Letter” and “Ulysses at the Edge.”

Plectra & Percussion Dances also has three pieces, but we only had time for “Castor & Pollux – A Dance for the Twin Rhythms of Gemini” and “Ring Around The Moon.” Both LPs include selections excerpted from longer works, which can be found in more complete versions on these two reissue CDs on New World. There’s tons of stuff about Partch online, of course, including this neat site exploring the instruments he created – it even lets you try your virtual hand at them.

House of Mercy – 05/09/2009

In session (live): Danny Schmidt

Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Drumps From New Orleans Gurf Mo
  Swamp Water Tony
  Closing In On The Fire Lucinda Williams & Tony Joe White
  Billy 4 Gretchen Peters & Tom Russell
  Highway Men Willie, Johnny, Waylon & Kris
  Rusty Cage Johnny Cash
  Die Without It String Driven
  Live & Die Rock & Roll Ray Wylie Hubbard
  The Blues Had A Baby & They Called It Rock 'n Roll Muddy Waters
  Rock This Joint The Rev. Horton Heat
  Drinking Tr Boulder Acoustic Society
  Rum & Tequila The Tom
  Beer The Asylum Street Spankers
  Raindance Drew Nelson
  In Session (live) Danny Schmidt
  Lonely Street Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  Gun Metal Grey Chuck Mead
  Unsleeping The Band of Heatnerns
  Jesus Tone Swamp
  I Don't Want To Get Adjusted To This World Rachel Harrington
  Cease Fire Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
  Honey Please Otis Gibbs
  Midnight Train To Memphis The Steeldrivers
  Runaway Train Eliza Gilkyson
  Black Guit Bex Marshall
  High Water Joe Bonamassa
  City That Care Forgot Dr. John & The Lower 911
  Hallelujah The Band of Heatherns
  Keep on Walking The Grascals
  Oh Ye Must Be Born Again Daily
  Twelve Thousand Miles Chris Whitley & Jeff Lang
  Poison Wine The Bridge
  Front Porch Pariah Beat Radio
  Old Man Boogie Reverand Peytons Big Damn Band
  Get Off Your Money The Stairwell Sisters

Monkey Mind – 05/04/2009

Time Song Artist Album
3pm Alma, Libre Los Munequitos de Matanzas Africa in America
  Complexo de Epico Tom Ze Best of Tom Ze
  Right Start Talking Heads Remain in Light
  So Nice Annette Denvil Don't Stop: Recording Tap
  Fear and Love King Khan and the Shrines What Is?!
  Starting Over Black Lips 200 Million Thousand
  Fussy The Hawks Return of the Delfi and Donna Story
  Around the Corner Flamin Groovies Supersnazz
  Overnight Sensation Raspberries The Raspberries
  I Wanna Be A Girl King Khan and the Shrines What Is?!
  Let It Grow Black Lips 200 Million Thousand
  Peace & Quiet Holly Yarbrough Mr. Rogers Swings!
  Tricky's Licks Duke Ellington Jazz Violin Session
  San Francisco Scene (The Beat Generation) Jack Kerouac On the Beat Generation
  Rebirth of Skill Surreal & DJ Balance Future Classic
  Egosonic Wardrums Blackalicious The Craft
4pm Old Man With Young Ideas Ann Peebles Best of Ann Peebles
  The Meaning of Life Monty Python Monty Python Sings
  53 Miles West of Venus B-52s Wild Planet
  Don't Ask Me Joe Jackson Look Sharp!
  Religious Vomit Dead Kennedys In God We Trust Inc.
  Doubt Stereolab Switched On
  Action Paint Otolithen S.O.D.
  What Makes Music Yoon Sun Choi & Jacob Sacks Imagination: The Music of Joe Raposo
  Stay a Maverick Mana 689 New Music Indonesia Vol. 2
  Clarinet Polka Bela Fleck The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 2
  Take Me In A Lifeboat Flatt & Scruggs Complete Mercury Sessions
  Starship Brinsley Schwarz Original Golden Greats
  Grandma Mary Joe Tex Golden Classics
  I'm Just a Lonely Guy Little Richard The Georgia Peach
  Sinner Man The Wailers One Love: Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer at Studio One