Coalfired Origami Squid – 07/19/2009

Live from a vat of organic, omega 3 enriched yak butter it’s Coalfired Origami Squid # 19

Original Broadcast – Wednesday, 29th July, 2009 – 7:00 – 10:00pm
Repeat – Sunday, 2nd August, 2009 – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Time Song Artist Album
7pm I Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble The Moment's Energy
  Red Beans Snooks Eaglin Teasin' You
  Eureka Ekstasis Wake Up and Dream
  Virgin Mary on Grilled Cheese, Iraq, Tom Cruise Rich Hall Live at the Apollo
  A World New Human Arts Ensemble Whisper of Dharma
  Dial D for Dial Liam Sillery Minor Change
  Dregil Richard Nunns & Yggdrasil Seta
8pm Dakiri Mr. Sammi, Tomas R. and the Jaguar BB Orchestra Dance You Idiot
  Electric Freedom Colors Oliver Lake NTU: Point from Which Creation Begins
  Walking Strings Annbjorg Lien Waltz with Me
  Limonchiki De Amsterdam Klezmer Band Limonchiki
  Bain d' Or Louis Sclavis Lost on the Way
  Yardbird Suite Kerry Strayer Mentor
  Rimmers (Letter to Michael O'Donoghue) Terry Southern Give Me Your Hump
  Heatwave Univers Zero Heatwave
  Organic Guy L.E.G. Slurp (Leon Gruenbaum) Foolifingo
  Tolled Deadpan Jim Baker More Questions than Answers
  Work Song Bill Laswell Baselines

Songs on Toast – 07/31/2009

Time Song Artist Album
10pm Tonight's the Night Neil Young Tonight's the Night
  Marijuana Hell Ron Nagle Bad Rice
  Sister Morphine The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers
  Don't Bogard That Joint Little Feat The Last Record Album
  Jive Bobby Darin Aces Back To Back
  Cocaine JJ Cale Anyway the Wind Blows
  My Medicine Snoop Dogg Feat. Everlast Ego Trippin'
  Psycotic Reaction Count Five Roots of the Sex Pistols
  Bop Pills The Cramps Stay Sick!
  Junko Partner Holy Modal Rounders I & II
  Drugs The Talking Heads Fear of Music
  Bass Strings Country Joe & The Fish Electric Music for the Mind and Body
  Losing David Forman Song of Persia
  Old Fashioned Morphine Jolie Holland Escondida
  Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire Joni Mitchell The the Roses
11pm Peter's Trip The Electric Flag The Trip
  That Cat Is High The Ink Spots Street of Dreams
  Are You Hep to the Jive? Cab Calloway Are You Hep to the Jive?
  Euphoria Holy Modal Rounders Last Round
  I'm Waiting for the Man Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico
  Flying on the Ground is Wrong Neil Young Neil Young Archives
  Too High Stevie Wonder Innervisions
  Poverty Train Laura Nyro Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
  Sweet Cocaine Fred Neil The Many Sides of Fred Neil
  Cocaine Dave Van Ronk The Two Sides of Dave Van Ronk
  Roll Another Number Neil Young Tonight's the Night
  Cocaine Habit Blues Memphis Jug Band Ruckus Joic & Chitlins: The Great Jug Bands
  Needle of Death Bert Jansch Dazzling Stranger
  The Needle & the Damage Done Neil Young Harvest
  Junco Partner Professor Longhair 'Fess: The Professor Longhair Anthology
  Hashishin Buffy Sainte-Marie & Ry Cooder Performance
  Heroin Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico
  Junker's Blues Champion Jack Dupree Blues from the Gutter

Prelude to some Jazz, Funk, Blues, R&B and Zydeco…A Musical Gumbo

Congo Square was the only place in America where African slaves were allowed to market goods, socialize, and participate in drumming, music making, and dance in the 1700s-1800s, establishing the roots of American music. Although the historic use of the site predates jazz, it is significant because of the role the square played in New Orleans’ musical heritage and as a symbol of the early African-American contributions to the origins of jazz and other musical forms. Hi, I’m Jeff Duperon your host for a three hour journey of musical delights showcasing the music of New Orleans and the surrounding Region. Welcome…to Congo Square on listener-supported…TaintRadio.

FreeWorldNetworkRadio-X – 07/30/2009

So far my favorite concert of the summer: Tuesday night i went to see and hear Tower Of Power put a hurtin’ on the stage at City Winery in NYC! City Winery (generic names are the trend right now…you know the deal.. no hype leaves something to be desired) is a very beautiful room themed of dark wood&iron sort of like a fancy wine cellar and has fine food and spirits I might add… it is a place you can bring the whole family and apparently is owned by Michael Dorf of Knitting Factory fame. I got home from the show around 1:30am and by 2:42am I still couldn’t settle down. I just wanted to pll out all the Tower Of Power CDs or vynyl I have and play it loud! Beside being in top form, Tower Of Power is in their 41st year and they played as if they were in their 2nd year of existence with something to prove. As many of you know, this band has nothing to prove to anyone… they’ve done that already by influencing a world of musicians and are part of a very special time for creation in popular American music -the late 1960’s and 1970’s. It was a crazy tight and funky set featuring founding members, leader- Emilio Castilio on tenor sax&vocals, Stephen “Doc” Kupka- Baritone sax&vocals, Francis “Rocco” Prestia-Bass, and David Garibaldi-Drums! The new singer -Larry Bragg has a clear and expressive tenor voice that cuts through all the syncopation of T.O.P.’s unique rhythm section with ease. He clearly has a voice of his own but really gets what T.O.P. is about. You can hear glimpses of the great and former lead vocalist Lenny Williams in him of course… I mean how could one not bring that to the table for anyone ready to digest Tower Of Power? I mean outside the horns and rhythm section, Lenny’s voice became just as much a signature of the band as the other components to the point where one might imagine him to be there while knowing he left the band after only a 2 and 1/2 year stint (1972-74)! A big impact Lenny made and obviously some big shoes to fill for anyone not to slight the rest of the band by NO MEANS… So I give much props to Larry Bragg, because he did his thing in a world where singers come a dime-a dozen. But that wasn’t it, former band member and lead tenor sax soloist – Lenny Pickett joined the posse for some cameo stage time and exceptional solos! Come on now, it just doesn’t get much better for a TOP fan after 40 years… Lenny Pickett blew his horn ’til it literally whistled elongated tones reminiscent of the late-great St. Clair Pinckney (The JB’s)- he was blazing! Then one of my favorite trumpeters appears as special guest sololist – Mr. James Zollar! Yo!!! Mr. Zollar (who I met while working with Atiba Wilson) was killin’! He soloed on “You’re Still A Young Man” beautifully and later (in the 2nd set which I was so fortunate and grateful to be around for – thanks Jared & Mr. Dorf) he and Lenny blew the audience away with killer solos on “What Is Hip”! Oh, btw, the fact that in the middle of their sets they performed a mini-tribute to James Brown didn’t help to calm things down – they flat out tore up “It’s A New Day” and “There It Is”!
All I can say is… it is almost 3am now and I still can’t settle down. It felt as though it was a new sound, yeah, just that fresh it was. Pure hotness! I guess you realize I’ve been funktified again… which isn’t hard for me to be since that’s what I’m pretty much about… so bare with me if I roll with some back-to-back funk in this show.
I deliberately do not play stuff back-to-back because it would stifle may various tastes and be just self gratifying ALL THE TIME. Even one’s own gratification can become boring to the gratified one. That being said, one day I’ll have to do a funk special and trust that T.O.P. will be somewhere at the top of the list along with other horn-based soul/funk and afro-caribbean funk bands like Mandril, The JB’s, The Beginning of the End, Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns, Maceo & The Macks, Kool & The Gang, The Brecker Bros (r.i.p. Michael Brecker), Earth, Wind&Fire, Blood Sweat&Tears, Parliament, the Ohio Players, Fishbone and others… but one thing I found… I still be diggin’ on James Brown…!

As a matter of fact and in keeping within the format of what I do: I have some new funk from the artist- Dayton Flic and something I just picked up after meeting a band I enjoyed in Philadelphia known as the Ross Brown Project, so that’s how we’ll start off this set. Enjoy. – Bruce

Time Song Artist Album
noon Just Enough and Too Much Tower of Power In The Slot
  Treat Me Like Your Man Tower of Power In The Slot
  Soul Vaccination Tower of Power Tower of Power
  Chocolate Chip Miles Davis Doo Bop
  You Got Me Floatin' P.M. Dawn Stone Free: A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix
  I'm Mad Dayton Flic unreleased
  Funk Stick Ross Brown Project Frank Freed Fred: The Aliens Are Getting Angry
  South East Theme Ross Brown Project Frank Freed Fred: The Aliens Are Getting Angry
  Doninke Kandia Kouyate In Griot Time-String Music from Mali
  Yelele Claude Gomis Mandiago
  When I Think of One Kevin&Patrice Starting Now (EP)
  Casket IsWhat!? The Life We Chose
1pm Babes In Toyland Smitty Like A Child
  Bula Malaya Voyager Series Memories of Fiji
  Everything Radio Citizen Berlin Serengeti
  Go For Broke Bo Diddley Tales From the Funk Dimension
  Al Atal Cairo Orchestra Cafe Hookah: Exotic Flavours From The Orient
  The Road Black Pocket Beat Dimensions Vol.1
  Take Your Time Jeremy Ellis Lotus Blooms
  The Hunt Aceyalone A Book of Human Language
  You'll Find A Way Santigold Santigold
  Packed My Bags Chaka Khan Funk This
  Fly Othello feat. Ohmega Watts & Braille Alive at The Assembly Line
  Mandira Craig Harris Instanbul
  Musashi John Esposito The Blue People
  Evil Is Alive And Well Jacob Dylan Seeing Things
  Wild Flower Aaron Neville Wild Flower

Van Morrison’s contractual obligation album

Why has it taken me so long to discover the album Van Morrison recorded to get out of his contract with Bang Records? Songs like “Want a Danish,” “Ringworm” and “Blow In Your Nose” make it one of the great ‘fuck you’s’ in rock history:

In order to fulfill his obligation to his early solo label Bang Records, Van Morrison sat down in 1967 or so and cranked out 31 songs on the spot, on topics ranging from ringworm to wanting a danish, to hating his record label and a guy named George. Make sure you get past the first few tunes – it takes him a few to get cooking.

[via this Metafilter thread about this fun linguistic analysis of a Morrison audience insult (marred only by the linguist's inexplicable inability to appreciate Morrison's musical genius)]

Monkey Mind – 07/27/2009

Time Song Artist Album
3pm The Gardener Sky Saxon Blues Band A Full Spoon of Seedy Blues
  What Do You Do When Love Dies Dusty Springfield Dusty in Memphis
  After Hours Roy Buchanan Second Album
  When You Have to Sneak (You Have to Sneak) David Porter Victim of the Joke? - An Opera
  Two Lonely Hearts Richard & Linda Thompson Sunnyvista
  The Highland Watch Puirt a Baroque Return of the Wanderer
  Night Rider's Lament Jerry Jeff Walker Ridin' High
  Lord I Want You To Lead Me On Sister O.M. Terrell Country Gospel: The Post-War Years (1946-1953)
  Pray For Me Mama (I'm a Gypsy Now) Jason and the Scorchers Fervor
  Sandrevan Lullaby/Lifestyles Rodriquez Light in the Attic Records 2009 Sampler
  Sadie Green The Vamp of New Orleans Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Rare Junk
  Cedar Hill Country Cooking 26 Bluegrass Instrumentals
  Corpses/Pol Pot/Creator Has A Master Plan Eugene Chadbourne Corpses of Foreign Wars
  It Tango Laurie Anderson Big Science
  Consent Clock DVA White Souls in Black Suits
  Laugh the World Away Mission of Burma Mission of Burma
  Complicated Game XTC Drums and Wires
  Earth Blues Jimi Hendrix First Rays of the New Rising Sun
  Don't Mess With People Mandrill Composite Truth
  Unity Desmond Dekker Let's Do Rocksteady (1966-68)
  Honey in Your Hips Yardbirds Eric Clapton & the Yardbirds
  It's Only Money Part 2 Argent In Deep
  Fuzzhead The Bellrays Let it Blast.
  Woe-Is-Uh-Me-Bop Fast 'N' Bulbous Waxed Oop
  Travelling Mood Dr. John
  The Funky Grass Band Porter Wagoner Porter
  No Rump to Bump Parlet Funk Essentials: Best of Parlet

Congo Square is coming soon

Congo Square is coming soon. Watch this space for more details.

Coalfired Origami Squid – 07/05/2009

That show produced inside a long-disused pickle barrel…Coalfired Origami Squid # 18
Original Broadcast – Wednesday, 22nd July, 2009 – 7:00 – 10:00pm
Repeat – Sunday, 26th July, 2009 – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Time Song Artist Album
7pm There it Is Simon Goubert Desormais
  Dhun in Deepchandi Tal Debashish Bhattacharya Hindustani Slide Guitar
  The Postman Philip Catherine Blue Prince
  The Owl and the Pussycat Stewart Lee Inner Voices
  Muisette Gerald Wilson Orchestra In My Time
  Dialogue James Tenney Selected Works 1961-1969
  Nihavent Taksim Gisksel Kartal The Art of Taksim
8pm Onions Unleashed Buckethead Giant Robot
  Over Yonder Sunna Gunnlaugs Live in Europe
  Krywan Grazyna Auguscik Past Forward
  Bratyasa (Farewell) Bamboo Gamelan of Sangburni Gamelan Sangburni
  Blue Poles David Berkman Communication Theory
  Just the Right Bullets Tom Waits The Black Rider
  Les Permutants Collectif Mu Live au Crescent
  Driving Instructor Bob Newhart The Buttondown Mind of Bob Newhart
  Frere Jazz Sylvian Provost Desirs Demodes
  Draft Reindeer Wimme Gierran

Updoc 51: The Heat: 7/24/09

Opening theme: Sidney Bechet: Summertime; Giants of Jazz (Time-Life)

1 – 2. Kip Hanrahan: Two (Still in Half-Light); Far From Freetown: Desire Develops an Edge (American Clavé)
3 – 6. Kip Hanrahan: Sharazade (Opening); Aziz and Azizah (Opening); Diente De Oro; Aziz and Azizah (Continued): A Thousand Nights and a Night (American Clavé)
7 – 8. Silvana DiLuigi: La Cumparsita; Discepolin: Yo! (American Clavé)
9 – 12. Jon Balke/Amina Alaoui: Safwati; Itimad; Thulâtiyat; Toda ciencia Trascendiendo: Siwan (ECM)
13 – 14: Silvana Diluigi: Cuesta Abajo; Milonga de los Vientos: Yo! (American Clavé)
15 – 18: Kip Hanrahan: Busses From Heaven; Caravaggio – A Quick Balance; One Summer Afternoon (for Gil Evans); Salt in the Mozambique Evening: Beautiful Scars (American Clavé)

Out theme: Brigitte Bardot: Les Amis de la Musique; Hellenika Diethni (Lyra)

House of Mercy – 07/25/2009

In session (live in studio): Eve Sells
Next week in session: Dave Acari

Record of the week: Will Kimbrough & Tommy Wommack, Daddy for the Second Time

Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Love in a Bottle Will Kimbrough & Tommy Wommack
  I'm Here For You Kieren Kane
  I Know You Know Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
  Everybody Lorenzo Bertoccinini
  Roll Your Own Commander Cody
  Moon Dog House Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams
  Born to Believe Al Perkins Big Dog 3
  Last Night I Fell In Love With The Radio The Rich Evans Band
  Jukebox of Steel Son Volt
  O'Marie The Echo Hunters
  Funky & The Farm Boy Rodney Crowell
  Walking to New Orleans Gurf Morlix
  Red Letter Blues Dave Acari
  Take Me Back Knuckle Yummy
  Before the Sun Goes Down The Water Tower Bucket Boys
  In Session (live) Eve Sells & Twang
  Jesse James Kendal Carson
  Boats Up The River The Stairwell
  Stormy Water Tod Brad & Alice
  Country Gal The Gourds
  Sun In My Eyes Gina Villalobos
  I Went To Heaven in a Dream Last Night Will Kimbrough & Tommy Wommack
  Verona Road Greg Brown
  Wreckin' the Train Alecia Nugent
  Midnight Train to Memphis Steeldrivers
  Runaway Eliza Gilkyson
  Little Wing/Third Stone From The Sun SRV & Double Trouble
  Dixie/Cotton Sam Baker
  I Am The Big Easy Ray Bonneville
  I Walk On Gilded Splinters Dr. John
  Drums from New Orleans Gurf M
  God Don't Like It Blind Willie McTell