Monkey Mind – 01/31/2011

This week’s melange of worldwide smash hits. Eugene McDaniels is particularly worth reading about for the delicious story of Spiro Agnew calling Atlantic Records after Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse was released and telling them they’d better not release any more records by that guy. Who cares if it’s true; it’s a great fucking story. Enjoy.

Time Song Artist Album
3pm Charles A. Lee: In Memoriam John Fahey The Yellow Princess
  Fish Pond Doug Cox and Salil Bhatt with Ramkumar Mishra Slide to Freedom
  Stereo Kiss Replicant Rumba Rockers A Rather Interesting Mix
  House That Jack Built Davell Crawford Ain't No Funk Like N.O. Funk
  Headless Heroes/Susan Jane Eugene McDaniels Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse
  Lazy Lessons Organos The Limbs EP
  Henry Lane Steamhammer Mountains
  Half Moon Janis Joplin Pearl
  What Kinda Girl Roseanne Cash Seven Year Ache
  Starry Eyes The Records Poptopia! Power Pop Classics of the 70s
  I Want To Live (So God Can Use Me) Brother Willie Eason and his Gospel Guitar Fire in My Bones: Raw & Rare & Other-Worldly African-American Gospel 1944-2007
  The Thirteens (Black)/The Thirteens (White) Maya Angelou Black Pearls: The Poetry of Maya Angelou
  The Bird/Tribute (Quasimodo)/Embraceable You (attacca) Sheila Jordan & Cameron Brown I've Grown Accustomed to the Bass
4pm Image of a Single Thought Peter Jefferies A Chorus of Interludes
  West Side Story Pere Ubu Song of the Bailing Man
  Square Dunce the History of Unheard Music Drop It
  I Just Left Myself Terry Allen Lubbock (On Everything)
  Cobra Tattoo Mountain Goats Get Lonely
  You Don't Pull No Punches, But You Don't Push The River Van Morrison Veedon Fleece
  Alone Together Billie Poole w/the Junior Mance Trio Confessin' the Blues!
  You Better Believe It Rhythm Makers Soul On Your Side
  Something's Wrong With This Picture Galactic Ain't No Funk Like N.O. Funk
  Nora Neoton Well Hung: 20 Funk-Rock Eruptions From Beneath Communist Hungary
  It's Growing Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers
  Knife and Fork Dubwise King Tubby and the Roots Radics Dangerous Dub
  Bulbs Van Morrison Veedon Fleece

Tone Science – 01/30/2011

Episode 011

Time Song Artist Album
8pm Houseplant Jim Black & AlasNoAxis Houseplant
  Spoilsport Mary Halvorson, Reuben Radding, Nate Wooley Cracklenob
  Echoes Steve Lehman Octet Travail, Transformation, and Flow
  Ligatures Masaoka/Chen/Grusel/Nagai Masaoka/Chen/Grusel/Nagai
  Boogie Woogie Waltz The Nels Cline Singers Initiate
  Holy Ghost Mary Lou Williams Zoning
  Number Nine Joe Maneri/Barre Phillips/ Mat Maneri Angel of Repose
  Segment 16 Keith Rowe, Thomas Lehn, Marcus Schmickler Rabbit Run
  Backbone Joe Morris Today on Earth
  Pi Steve Coleman and Five Elements The Opening of the Way
  A Better Tomorrow + I Say a Little Prayer Ground Zero Plays Standards
  Piercing #1-5 Trio Sowari Shortcut
  Bewitched Cherry Pits Cor Fuhler - Han Bennick - Wilbert de Joode Tinderbox
  My Balls/Your Chin Last Exit Cassette Recordings '87
  The Inflated Tear Ellery Eskelin with Andrea Parkins and Jim Black One Great Day....

B.P.R.D. – 01/30/2011

Three pieces this week:

John Adams’ Fearful Symmetries (1988), with Adams conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke’s with synthesizer. Adams is quoted in the notes calling the work “confrontational” but it has humor as well, including “Liberace in Hell,” a section where the synth “becomes a campy silent-movie organ.” The notes also point out that early on, “the melodic line is suavely crooned by the ‘lounge lizard’ quartet of saxophones, English horn, and bassoon.” I love that.

Next is Jose Luis Greco’s boisterous I’m Superman! (1994), with its Carl Stalling-like frenzied shifts, performed by the Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria.

Finally, one of my favorite “new music” pieces, Ezra Laderman’s 1962 Nonette for six winds, violin, cello and piano, recorded by the New York Philomusica in 1996 for this 2-cd set (which has 5 more tracks than listed at that page). Hope you enjoy. The BPRD airs Sundays at 2pm, with repeats Tuesdays at 11am and Fridays at 7pm.

Songs on Toast – 01/28/2011

I’m a Married Man 2:24 Johnny Tyler & His Riders of the Rio Grande Roots, Volume 3
Used to Ride That Train 3:30 Samm Bennett Roomful of Ghosts
TooFay 2:48 English As A Second Language Sally tape
Down On The Farm 1:37 Big Al Downing From Where I Stand: The Black Experience In Country Music
What’s Your Name? 4:46 Totico Y Sus Rumberos Totico Y Sus Rumberos
Baby’s In Black 3:34 Rubén Blades Amor Y Control
You Win Again 2:17 Fats Domino From Where I Stand: The Black Experience In Country Music
Robin’s Theme 3:05 Sun Ra and the Blues Project Batman and Robin
I Believe In You 4:26 Black Dub I Believe In You
My Enemy 3:41 Mark Bingham Psalms of Vengeance
Revelator 3:14 Coco Robicheaux Revelator
Roll Train Roll 5:42 Tony Joe White The Shine
Long Long Night 4:19 Dan Montgomery Rosetta, Please(A Love Story)
My Brother Mike 3:29 Larry John McNally Demo
Saviour Pass Me Not 5:02 The Swan Silvertones Youtube
This May Be The Last Time 2:32 The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama Gospel Music
Stebeni’s Theme 3:34 African Head Charge My Life In A Hole In The Ground
Dokuz Sekiz 4:39 Okay Temiz TurKISH Freakout
Twa Fey/meringue 5:45 Ti Coca Musiques Paysannes D’haïti
Missié Satan 3:28 Claude Vinh San Claude Vinh San et le Jazz Tropical
Lointan 3:49 Granmoun Lélé Dan ker Lélé
Love Sick 8:49 Duke Robillard New Blues For Modern Man
Record Needle 4:36 Ollabelle Where’s Whozits?
Close Watch 4:02 Agnes Obel Philharmonics
Blues Run the Game 3:17 Eddi Reader Eddie Reader – Live: Edinburgh, UK 22.05.03
You’ve Won Me Over 2:16 Jessica Lea Mayfield With Blasphemy So Heartfelt
tender gaze 2:50 Sussan Deyhim City of leaves
it’s only a paper moon 5:49 Andy Haas Paradise of Ashes
Neva Usak Taksim 3:25 Mustafa Kandirali Mustafa Kandirali
Rythm Ensemble with Voices 1:13 Unspecified Street and Gangland Rhythms

Monkey Mind – 01/24/2011

This week’s mix. I’ve been especially loving that Tony Scott/Bill Evans LP and the experimental stuff from Jace Ewing. If only all unsolicited homemade CDs someone hands you for free were as interesting…

Time Song Artist Album
3pm Three Strings Jace Ewing EP
  Beach Red Lullaby Flying Saucer Attack Chorus
  Water Toy Pram Iron Lung
  Buddha's Blues Don Cherry Hear and Now
  Comin' At Ya Baby Johnny Otis Watts Funky: Johnny Otis & Friends
  All Your Kissin' Sho' Don't Make True Lovin' Betty Wright I Love the Way You Love
  Canadian Sunset Danny Gatton Hot Rod Guitar: The Danny Gatton Anthology
  For Stefan Wolpe Tony Scott/Bill Evans Trio Sung Heroes
  String Trio, Op. 45, Part 2 Arnold Schoenberg The Music of Arnold Schoenberg, Vol. 11
  GAO Red Krayola Hazel
  Long Live the Aged The Ex Singles. Period. The Vinyl Years 1980-1990
  We Did It Again Soft Machine The Soft Machine
  L.T.D. (Life, Truth and Death) Jimmy Castor Bunch It's Just Begun
  Ark of Covenant The Congos Heart of the Congos
4pm Carry Go Bring Come The Selecter Too Much Pressure
  Isla Verde Noro Morales and his Orchestra More than Mambo: An Introduction to Afro-Cuban Jazz
  Turn Around Terranova Close the Door
  Square Root of Two Jace Ewing EP
  Beauborg, Part II Vangelis Beauborg
  One For Lenny Danny Gatton Hot Rod Guitar: The Danny Gatton Anthology
  My Brand of Blues Porter Wagoner The Thin Man From the Plains
  Paper Boy Boogie Texas Bill Strength Hillbilly Boogie
  The Highway Patrol Red Simpson The Man Behind the Badge
  Rock-a-Beatin' Boogie The Treniers Rare Rock 'n' Roll Rampage
  That's the Groovy Thing Jimmy Cavallo and his House Rockers Rare Rock 'n' Roll Rampage
  OK, So What? Freddie North Night Train To Nashville, Vol. 2
  Sonny Boy Williamson Don't Let Your Right Hand Know Keep It To Ourselves

Tone Science – 01/23/2011

Episode 010

Time Song Artist Album
8pm The Pie The Ex Turn
  Crow Shit on the Window Cooper-Moore 50 Miles of Elbow Room #4
  Misty Hymen The Claudia Quintet I, Claudia
  Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor Clusone 3 Clusone 3
  Maboka Marie Laurent Lomande The World Is Shaking - Cubanismo From The Congo, 1954-55
  Summit Conference Reggie Workman Summit Conference
  Looking After Life on Mars Isotope 217 Utonian Automatic
  Relative D.N.E. 47 Songs Humans Shouldn't Sing
  The Flower of Fixed Ideas Colin McLean, Andy Moor Everything but the Beginning
  Bemsha Swing Elliott Sharpe Sharp? Monk? Sharp! Monk!
  The Buried Quilt ROVA & Nels Cline Singers The Celestial Septet
  Organic Wadada Leo Smith Spiritual Dimensions
  Duplicity Andrew Hill Andrew!!!!!
  Serpent in the Sky Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble Drawn Inward
  15 Minutes to Get to the Station Satoko Fujii Quartet Zephyros
  Sucked Out Chucked Out 8 The Ex Dignity Of Labour

Songs on Toast – 01/21/2011

Rakset El Fadaa 7:47 Omar Khorshid Psych Funk 101
Herio Bichebo From Earth,3:44 Dino Saluzzi Giya Kancheli: Themes From The Songbook
Beim Schlafe 5:13 Lisa Della Casa STRAUSS, R.: 4 Last Songs
Preferisco così 3:34 Gianmaria Testa Altre Latitudini
Prelude In D Minor 1:23 Andrew McKenna Lee Gravity and Air
A pranzo dalla Marchesa Durfè Nino Rota Casanova
Scene With Cranes 5:59 Gidon Kremer De Profundis
A Door into the Dark 5:03 Victoire A Door into the Dark (EP)
Tale III 2:37 Goran Bregovic Best of Goran Bregovic
Wendy’s 2:30 Kamikaze Ground Crew Kamikaze Ground Crew
A Thousand Rhymes 4:27 Samm Bennett Roomful of Ghosts
Soufle van 6:08 Toto Bissainthe Rétrospective
Recuerdos De Bohemia 3:05 Juan Jose Mosalini One Man’S Tango
Fakarouni 8:40 Omar Khorshid Tribute to Oum Koulsoum
Noumou Foly 10:41 Neba Solo Kene Balafons
Mirst & Avel 4:20 PEG SIMONE Secrets from the Storm
Echo Beach 3:35 Martha & The Muffins Jukebox Classics
Downbound Train 2:52 Chuck Berry The Anthology
Motherless Child 3:59 The Witch Lazy Bones
Imagine Jean Cocteau 1:19 Ira Cohen The Majoon Traveler
O Maria maris stella 4:20 Huelgas Ensemble Codex Las Huelgas: Music from 13th Century Spain
So Tough 2:42 The Slits Cut
And Then You Shall Be Lost Indeed Sarah Kirkland Snider Penelope
San Francisco 2:48 Maxime Le Forestier Essentielles
Blues On The Ceiling 3:57 Tim Hardin This Is Tim Hardin
Fortune Teller 4:15 Coco Robicheaux Revelator
Theme From As You Like It 5:52 Dino Saluzzi Giya Kancheli: Themes From The Songbook
In Return – coda 1:14 Brian Cullman All Fires The Fire

Tone Science – 01/16/2011

Episode 009

Time Song Artist Album
8pm Rocking Horse Rob Brown Ensemble Crown Trunk Root Funk
  Nine Man Morris Adam Lane's Full Throttle Orchestra Ashcan Rantings
  Year of the Rooster Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth Deluxe
  w/ Jim Baker (track 2) Mike Reed IN the Context Of
  Dreamed Landscape Jackson Harrison Trio Land Tides
  The Vidiot Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jason Roebke & Glenn Kotche A Valentine for Fred Katz
  On Account of a Hat Josh Berman Old Idea
  Fear Slips Behind Myra Melford Be Bread Image of Your Body
  Lima Bean Scott Amendola Trio Lift
  I Hope She Is Awake Jason Adasiewicz's Rolldown Varmint
  Angels and Demons at Play The Respect Sextet Sirius Respect
  If I Could Have You the Way I Want To Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Strings Renegades
  The Refusal Sticks and Stones Shed Grace
  Bend Fieldwork Door
  Land Mass Joe Morris Bass Quartet High Definition
  Spy on the Floor Chicago Underground Duo Boca Negra
  End Dance Julian Priester In Deep End Dance

Updoc 120: Mort’s Report: 1/14/11

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

1.    Kenny Garrett: Equinox; Pursuance: The Music of John Coltrane (Warner Jazz)
2.    Don Friedman: Waltz for Marilyn; Hot House (Chiaroscuro)
3.    Lennie Tristano: Line Up; Tristano/The New Tristano (Atlantic/Rhino)
4.    Andrew Hill: Afternoon in Paris; Verona Rag (Soul Note)
5.    Morton Feldman/Kronos Quartet/Aki Takahashi: Piano and String Quartet [title tune] (Nonesuch)
6.    Charles Ives/San Francisco Symphony/Michael Tilson Thomas: The Unanswered Question; Charles Ives: An American Journey (RCA Red Seal)

Out theme: Robert Maxwell/The Nairobi Trio: Solfeggio; The Ernie Kovacs Show (E. & E. K. Productions)

Songs on Toast – 01/14/2011

City of Refuge 3:42 Abigail Washburn City of Refuge
Malurós qu’a un trabalh 2:38 Moussu T Mademoiselle Marseille
Salabati 6:39 Aziz Sahmoui & The University of Gnawa
Time Has Come Today 3:10 Coco Robicheaux Revelator
Somewhere To Lay My Head 2:39 Sensational Nightingales Kings Of The Gospel Highway
Heathen Child 4:59 Grinderman Grinderman 2
Anthem (I Promise) 4:25 Roky Erickson I Have Always Been Here Before
Madrid 4:07 Holden New French Chanson: 8 for Matisse
Lady 3:15 Joan As Police Woman Cover
Do It Nice 5:28 Suicide Dirty Water: The Birth Of Punk
I Wanna Make It Wit Chu 3:43 Desert Sessions Volume 9 & 10
Magic Man 3:52 Coco Robicheaux Revelator
Psychotic Girl 4:10 The Black Keys Attack & Release
Pot Likker 2:26 Preston Love Preston Love’s Omaha Bar-B-Q
Love & Affection (From The House of Correction) 7:04 Little Beaver Party Down
Da Humm (Solo) 2:26 Helge Schneider Da Humm!
The Cuckoo Bird 3:04 Doc Watson The Doc Watson Family
No Way Out 2:22 The Chocolate Watchband Love Is The Song We Sing
Riot On Sunset Strip 2:24 The Standells Try It
Baby Don’t You Do It 5:15 The Who Who’s Next
Talk Talk 1:58 The Music Machine Turn On
Kansas City (Bonus) 3:58 Helge Schneider Eiersalat in Rock
Go To School 2:34 Prince Jazzbo Go To School
Boor Yi 5:07 El Hadj N’Diaye Géej
Dja Cheickna 4:04 Khaira Arby Timbuktu Tarab
Moulay Idriss 7:21 El Maallem Mahmoud Gania Gnawa Essaouira
I Can Stand To See You Die 4:09 Shuggie Otis Shuggie’s Boogie
She Smiles 3:23 Chocolate Genius Inc Swansongs
Future 3:15 Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal Chamber Music
Nature’s Way 2:24 Victoria Williams Loose