Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri Nov 1 & Tues Nov 5

This week’s Updoc, Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday (East Coasting Time), returns to the music of the mighty Ronald Shannon Jackson in the aftermath of his recent departure at the age of 73, with samples from his band the Decoding Society, solo pieces combining drums and the vernacular poetry of Sterling A. Brown, and episodes from Shannon’s tenure with Cecil Taylor and Ornette Coleman. After so much airborne electricity atop the unstoppable drive of Jackson’s chthonic tembloring it seemed sensible, later in the show, to take refuge in the autumnal shade of Johannes Brahms’ late-period music for a trio of clarinet, cello and piano. Brahms had retired from composing at the age of fifty-seven when that black woodwind set him alight for a few last outings with his muse; after which I couldn’t let Hallowe’en fade away without hearing Philly Joe Jones do the Lugosi on his Blues for Dracula. They are the children of the night. What beautiful music they made.Screen Shot 2013-10-31 at 5.06.34 PM

Elsa’s World

Howling agrees with capital punishment for crimes against music  as well as theorising on time (again), likens himself to a scientist  and  welcomes lots of old friends to the porch who should have already been there. Amazingly, he does all this in an hour and still finds time to play some of the finest roots and blues on the net. bertjansch

Bert Jansch – “Whaddaya mean I look like a Monkee??

 

TRACK ARTIST ALBUM
She’s Gone Alonzo Scales If You Take Me Back
Meet Me In The Morning Bare Bones Boogie Band Tattered & Torn
I Think I’ll Call It Morning Gil Scott-Heron The Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman Masters
Tougher Than Tough Aynsley Lister Supakev n Pilchards
What Makes You So Tough Jimmie Vaughan Plays More Blues, Ballads & Favorites
Poison Bert Jansch Birthday Blues
I Pity The Fool Bobby Bland Ask Me ‘Bout Nothing (But The Blues)
Bull Cow Blues David “Honeyboy” Edwards Crawling Kingsnake
Projections Joe Pass Sound Of Synanon
Whipping Post Nathan Davis Nathan Davis Live
Touma Ni Kelen/Needed Time Eric Bibb and Habib Koité Brothers In Bamako
Chickasaw Train Blues (Low Down Dirty Thing) Memphis Minnie The Essential Recordings
T-Bone Boogie Duke Robillard Rockin’ Guitar Blues
I’m Your Late Night Evening Prostitute Tom Waits The Early Years: Volume 1

 

Tone Science – 10/20/2013

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Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Hyperspace NRG Ensemble This Is My House
 
  Our Father The Monster Wooden Wand & World War IV Wooden Wand & World War IV
  The Circumlocution Office Julian Priester & Sam Rivers Hints on Light and Shadow
  Harmonie de Pontarlier: The Dream of Rhonabwy Rhys Chatham Harmonie du soir
 
  Dancing On The Sun Daniel Lentz The Complete 10-Inch Series From Cold Blue
  Opening Night Olivia Block Karren
 
  Action Field Matt Mitchell Fiction
  Molting Slowly (Without Notice) Fire! (Without Notice)
  Symbols Christina Carter Imaginee
 
  Heavensend Brainstun Brainstun
  Re-make/Re-model Cellular Chaos Cellular Chaos

Honour & Privilege

This week Howling claims to be cutting edge, gets excited about a pair of lungs, amused by transatlantic accents and reveals the meaning of time! All this and an hour of the finest blues and roots you can hear on the net for free!

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Sister Marie Knight – Pure Class 

 

TRACK ARTIST ALBUM
Razor Totin’ Mama Perline Ellison God Don’t Like It
I’d Rather Go Blind Makuini Blues In My Bone
Ghost Train Lewis Hamilton Ghost Train
So Blue Mark Pocket Goldberg Off The Wire
Country Boy JD McPherson Signs & Signifiers
You Got to Move Marie Knight Let Us Get Together
Summertime Janis Joplin Greatest Hits
Liquid Spirit Gregory Porter Liquid Spirit
Who Do You Love George Thorogood and the Destroyers Greatest Hits: 30 Years of Rock
Whippin Post Bart Walker Waiting On Daylight
He’s My Son (Just The Same) O.V. Wright The Soul Of O.V. Wright
Send Me To The ‘Lectric Chair Hugh Laurie Didn’t It Rain
Crossroads David “Honeyboy” Edwards Blues Power Songs Of Eric Clapton
When The Blues Comes To Call Dave Kelly When The Blues Comes To Call

 

Songs on Toast – 10/18/2013

Jealous Love 2:44 Anders Osborne Three Free Amigos
You Can Discover 3:44 John Martyn Sweet Little Mysteries
Seasons Of Your Day 3:41 Mazzy Star Seasons Of Your Day
Preludio en do menor 2:14 John Williams John Williams plays Barrios
Jo 5:36 Goldfrapp Tales Of Us
Sweet Darling Pain 6:33 Melanie De Biasio No Deal
Positive Force 4:30 Delicate Steve Positive Force
What Can’t Be Won 6:36 Nathan Salsburg Hard For To Win And Can’t Be Won
Trouble In Mind 2:51 Snooks Eaglin New Orleans Street Singer
Since I Fell for You 6:20 James Booker Live in Leipzig
Black Night is Falling 2:34 James Booker Live in Leipzig
Hummingbird 4:02 Leon Russell Leon Russell
Baby Don’t Go 3:14 Sonny & Cher The Two Of Us
Ebenebe 5:40 The Semi Colon Ndia Egbuo Ndia (Afro Jigida)
Pickup Truck 4:45 Kings Of Leon Come Around Sundown
Get Me Out Of Here 3:08 Paul McCartney New
Poison Girl 3:27 Chris Whitley Living With The Law
My Girl Sloopy 2:54 The Vibrations Only In America: Atlantic Soul Classics
Strollin’ Home 2:43 King Curtis The Best of King Curtis
Yaku Yaku 2:32 Manhattan Brothers The Very Best
You Can Get Up Before Noon Without Being A Square 3:27 Melvin Van Peebles Brer Soul
Ebelebe 8:46 The Semi Colon Ndia Egbuo Ndia (Afro Jigida)
The House of Blue Lights 4:09 Don Covay & J. Lemon Blues House Of The Blue Light
Boogaloo Mardi Gras Pt.1 2:57 Bobby Williams In The Pocket With Eddie Bo
The La La Man Pt.1 2:31 Oliver Morgan In The Pocket With Eddie Bo
The Rubber Band 2:52 Eddie Bo In The Pocket With Eddie Bo
Trouble In Mind 4:23 Marianne Faithfull Trouble In Mind
Light Rain 6:13 Geoff Muldaur Password

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Friday 10/18 & Tuesday 10/22

Look at that, I zazzed up a John Zorn cover shot. This is gonna be one edgy, pushy, po-mo show. Twenty five minutes of Zorn’s Spillane and what else? Well, how about Brahms’ first Piano Concerto as played by that hound of all downtowns, Artur Rubinstein? Actually, first off I put the show together—Updoc, Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Carnegie Hall Lobby Time—with Clifford Curzon’s classic performance before deciding that Rubinstein, despite or because of his exaggerated rubato, was warmer and more Brahmsian; but mainly I marvelled at what kind of genius it might take to write music of such expressive might when still in your early twenties. We tend to think that Brahms was born middle-aged with a prenatal beard, but the young man in love with Robert Schumann’s wife, whose maelstrom of a opening theme probably depicts her husband’s suicidal dive into the Rhine, was one of the most tumultuous of all romantics. He was trying to write it as a symphony and didn’t feel up to it, though Beethoven’s ghost may have envied him that towering opener. After that the screams and splatters of Zorn’s Spillane are light entertainment, though Zorn’s torn alto blues over minor-key strings toward the end of the piece will surely zap your heart. Is there other stuff on the show? Sure, it takes two hours and includes the first Gulf War and Pee Wee Russell’s college concert. Sometimes it takes a pickled man to look like a pickle and play such sozzled clarinet. Bring a jar.Look at that, I zazzed up a John Zorn cover shot. This is gonna be one edgy, pushy, po-mo show. Twenty five minutes of Zorn’s Spillane and what else? Well, how about Brahms’ first Piano Concerto as played by that hound of all downtowns, Artur Rubinstein? Actually, first off I put the show together—Updoc, Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Carnegie Hall Lobby Time—with Clifford Curzon’s classic performance before deciding that Rubinstein, despite or because of his exaggerated rubato, was warmer and more Brahmsian; but mainly I marvelled at what kind of genius it might take to write music of such expressive might when still in your early twenties. We tend to think that Brahms was born middle-aged with a prenatal beard, but the young man in love with Robert Schumann’s wife, whose maelstrom of a opening theme probably depicts her husband’s suicidal dive into the Rhine, was one of the most tumultuous of all romantics. He was trying to write it as a symphony and didn’t feel up to it, though Beethoven’s ghost may have envied him that towering opener. After that the screams and splatters of Zorn’s Spillane are light entertainment, though Zorn’s torn alto blues over minor-key strings toward the end of the piece will surely zap your heart. Is there other stuff on the show? Sure, it takes two hours and includes the first Gulf War and Pee Wee Russell’s college concert. Sometimes it takes a pickled man to look like a pickle and play such sozzled clarinet. Bring a jar.

Tone Science – 10/13/2013

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Time Song Artist Album
Midnight 6th Floor Walk-up Waiting John Zorn & Thurston Moore
  Back to the Blues Mary Lou Williams & Cecil Taylor Embraced
 
  Dances 1-6 Peter Garland The Complete 10-Inch series from Cold Blue
 
  Composition №347+ Anthony Braxton Echo Echo Mirror House
 
  Alban Stands There Richard Youngs Festival

He Touched Me

Amongst the cats  hanging out on Howling’s porch this week are a righteous man, a jazzer in a funny hat, an old ugly mate, and a bluesman who’s both bullet AND water proof! Well, with a cast like that, you know you’re in for an hour of great blues ‘n roots.

 

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Gregory Porter – great voice, funny hat

 

TRACK ARTIST ALBUM
Talking Boogie Tex Williams Smoke Smoke Smoke
Don’t You Want A Good Man Tail Dragger Stop Lyin’
Pretty Girls Everywhere Otis Spann The Blues Scene
Make It Rain Kat & Co I Kat the Blues
Sinners You Better Get Ready The High Bar Gang Lost and Undone: A Gospel Bluegrass Companion
Outside Help BB King Best Of The Blues -Live At Newport
Blues Shack Mark Cook Bluzin’ It
Big Town Playboy Eddie Taylor Vee Jay Chicago Hits Factory
Since I Met You Baby Lee Ryder One Careful Owner
That’s All Bricks Field Go Ahead And Sang The Blues
Rattlesnake Blues Jump Up Devil Jump Up Devil
CAJUN QUEEN Kit Mann Cry for Help
In the Heat of the Night (feat. Ray Charles) Quincy Jones In the Heat of the Night
I’m Tore Up (fs / Take 7) Jackie Brenston Ike Turner Studio Productions: New Orleans And Los Angeles 1963-65
Mother’s Song Gregory Porter Be Good

 

 

Songs on Toast – 10/11/2013

Two Lovers 3:21 Delicate Steve Positive Force
Faze Wave 3:29 The Cave Singers No Witch
Awon-Ojise-Oluwa 6:24 Gasper Lawal World Psychedelic Classics Love’s a Real Thing
Sindimba 3:08 Drummers of Zanzibar Imani Ngoma: Drums of Zanzibar
Ndia Egbuo Ndia 6:21 The Semi Colon Ndia Egbuo Ndia (Afro Jigida)
Taxi Driver 6:23 Mlimani Park Orchestra Zanzibara Vol. 5 (1978-1983)
Painting 5:20 The Durutti Column Love In The Time Of Recession
Sono belle le cose 1:38 Gianmaria Testa Il valzer di un giorno
Illinois Blues 3:14 Skip James Devil Got My Woman
The Rip 4:39 Portishead Third
Don’t Matter 2:50 Kings Of Leon Mechanical Bull
Sow Good Seeds 2:51 Mavis Staples One True Vine
Anyhow 3:08 Leonard Cohen Old Ideas
Africa Talk To You 3:00 Delicate Steve Positive Force
Gayda 2:28 Erkan Ogur Bir Ömürlük Misafir
Anthem For A New World Brandon Ross Costume
Transmigration 2:03 Ravi Shankar Ravi Shankar:Rough Guide Original Recordings
Like Strangers 2:00 The Everly Brothers Heartaches & Harmonies
Kodjieu 4:06 Kareyce Fotso Kwegne
Will I Come 1:55 King Krule 6 Feet Beneath The Moon
The Church 5:01 Ijahman Are We A Warrior
Contrapunctus 14:6:53 Philip Setzer/Emerson String Quartet Bach,.: Art of Fugue
abandon sight 2:07 Jun Miyake Stolen From Strangers
The Well-Tempered ClavierSviatoslav Richter Richter Plays Bach
Summertime Thing 5:12 Chuck Prophet No Other Love
Gimme Some Love 3:01 Joe Cuba Sextet El Barrio: The Bad Boogaloo
Lady 5:17 tUnE-yArDs, ?Uestlove, Angelique Kidjo, Akua Naru Red Hot + Fela

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Friday Oct 11 & Tuesday Oct 15

The playlist for this week’s Updoc—8PM Friday and noon next Tuesday, Brooklyn Quiztime—does not particularly compute. Okay, two long cuts from the new Carla Bley record of Trios with Steve Swallow and Andy Sheppard, and two more from the old Bill Evans all-star quintet record Interplay: no problem, they’re good. So is Steve Kuhn, and he gets two tunes in, while Pee Wee Russell gets four. Two orchestral pieces by Aaron Jay Kernis, one soft and one loud, plus a violin concerto by Magnus Lindberg. All good music but I don’t get the point. Consult your decoder rings and send your possible solutions to me at my Zonguldak address. You might have to listen to the show first.Screen Shot 2013-10-10 at 2.27.24 PM