Songs on Toast – 12/20/2013

Ave Maria 1:40 Basque Basque
Looking For Me Santa Claus 2:27 Sam Manning A Calypso Christmas
Precious Lord, Hold My Hand 1:33 Alphabetical Four Alphabetical Four (1938-1943)
Yield Not To Temptation 2:56 Aretha Franklin Aretha Gospel
I Am Blessed 3:05 Eric Bibb Spirit and The Blues
Just a Closer Walk With Thee 2:02 Clark Gayton The Best of Clark Gayton
A Dollar Short Of Happy 2:44 Nick Lowe Quality Street
Tropar of the Holy Apostles 2:12 Ensemble Georgika vol II georgia
First Lament 2:13 John Tavener The Repentant Thief
Prière Gitane 1:50 Thierry “Titi” Robin 2000-Un Ciel De Cuivre
Lorenzo Blues (She left me New Year’s Day) Skip James Devil Got My Woman
Missa “Tous les regretz”: 3:39 Huelgas-Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel
Sourb, Sourb (Oh, Saint, Saint) 2:21 Quartet “DUDUKNER” Armenian Duduk Sounds
Sieben Stücke für 2 Xylophon 1:24 Madrigalchor der Hochschule für Musik, Orff-Schulwerk, Musik für Kinder
Peace In The Valley 2:43 Swan Silvertones Silver
In manus tuas 2:11 The Tallis Scholars The Tallis Scholars Sing Thomas Tallis
King Jesus Knows I’m Coming 2:41 Josh White Complete Recorded Works Vol. 4
Moving Clouds 3:33 Yeahwon Shin Lua Ya
Sleep Sleep Beauty Bright 2:50 Martha Redbone The Garden of Love
Where We’ll Never Grow Old 2:38 The Stanley Brothers The King Years 1961-1965
Sieben Stücke für 2 Xylophon: Orff-Schulwerk Musik für Kinder Vol 2
In The Bleak Midwinter 1:49 John Fahey Christmas Guitar, V. 1
Oh Yahwe 3:58 Lokua Kanza Nkolo
Little Island 4:28 Garth Hudson The Sea To The North
When They Ring Them Golden Bells Southern Sons 1940’s Vocal Groups
Christmas Morning 3:08 Lord Beginner Where Will You Be Xmas Day?
I’ve Got A New Home 2:30 Pilgrim Travelers The Specialty Story
Beethoven: Variation 30-Praise 1:47 András Schiff Ludwig van Beethoven: Diabelli-Variationen
O Holy Night 4:13 Charlie Miller Christmas In New Orleans
Psalm 9 6:17 The King’s Singers Xmas With The King’s Singers
Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring 3:27 Dinu Lipati Joe Boyd’s Box
Just Beyond The River 2:05 Bright Light Quartet Southern Journey
My Lord, My Lord (Isterem, Isterem) Marta Sebestyen The Best of Marta Sebestyen
The Sound Of Music 1:23 Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band The Bonzo Dog Band
What A Friend We Have In Jesus 3:44 Dirty Dozen Brass Band Funeral For A Friend
Jesu (Jesus) 4:04 Malawi Mouse Boys He Is #1
Amazing Grace 3:42 Fred McDowell Amazing Grace
Ite missa est 1:05 Tavagna Messa Corsa – Polyphonie corse
Jesus on My Mind 1:59 The Missionary Quintet Gospel Songs
Ave Maria Op.52 N 6 6:26 Dominique Visse Dominique Visse: Songs For Seven Centuries
Allmost Christmas 3:53 Lester Bowie All the Magic!

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri Dec 20 & Tues Dec 24

Screen Shot 2013-12-18 at 11.46.39 PMUpdoc came down with bronchitis this week, so in order not to overwhelm the soundtrack with coughs and gasps, its announcer,was obliged to place the microphone close to his lips and speak softly; which, unhappily, suited the subject of this week’s show—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Brooklyn Bridge time. Jim Hall was one of the music’s great guitarists and gentlemen, and his voice on the instrument seldom rose above a conversational murmur. That murmur carried far enough to win him universal respect. I took it easy and played some of his classic recordings with Sonny Rollins and Bill Evans, wonderful to hear again at any time, and when a break in the action seemed called for, only Mozart would do, one of the violin concertos he wrote in his late teens, the middle one of five that carried him all the way to greatness. Then back to more Jim Hall for the close. Hail and farewell. What a great musician he was, and remains.

Songs on Toast – 12/13/2013


I Was Born In Bethlehem 3:22 Nick Lowe Quality Street
Christmas In Prison 3:14 John Prine Great Days: Anthology
Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind On Jesus) Roosevelt Graves & Brother Goodbye, Babylon
Saved 3:50 The Band Moondog Matinee
God’s Highway 3:15 Theresa Andersson Hummingbird, Go!
Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas?2:31 The Staple Singers Snow >The Christmas Collection
She Loves You (Irish version) 1:41 Peter Sellers A Celebration of Sellers
Lonesome Jesus 2:44 Glenn Patscha Jefferson Highway
Tari Edna Golu 4:08 Ibimeni Garifuna Traditional Music From Guatemala
Evening Song (Satyagraha) 4:11 Philip Glass Songs From The Trilogy
All Night All Day 2:48 Swan Silvertones The Swan Silvertones 1946-1951
It’s A Blessing 2:26 Fred McDowell w/Grace Bowden Amazing Grace
In La Piazza 2:37 Hector Zazou Les Nouvelles Polyphonies Corses
Joseph Lieber, Joseph Mein 2:30 the Tallis Scholars Christmas With the Tallis Scholars
An Evening Hymn 4:55 Daniel Taylor Purcell “On the Muse’s Isle”
Cos Coté – Last Day of The Year 1:34 René Lacaille Mapou
Somewhere To Lay My Head 2:24 The Highway Q. C.’s Jesus Is Waiting
Jesus On The Mainline 2:33 Mr. Airplane Man Moanin’
Just A Closer Walk 4:33 Stefan Grossman Northern Skies, Southern Blues
Shine Like A Star In The Morning 2:00 Joe Lee Negro Religious Songs And Services
Psalm 93 2:48 Abayudaya congregation Abayudaya: Music from the Jewish People of Uganda
Missa pro defunctis VI. Agnus Dei 2:57 Lobô, Duarte/William Byrd Choir Masterpieces of Portuguese Polyphony
Yonder Comes Jesus 3:13 Cora Fluker Living Country Blues USA – Volume11: Country Gospel
Christmas In Jail 2:05 The Youngsters Blues, Blues Christmas (1925-1955)
Don’t Think I’m Santa Claus 3:13 Lil McLintock From Minstrel To Mojo
Adari Labugana 2:14 Ibimeni Garifuna Traditional Music From Guatemala
Faith Of Our Fathers 2:41 Harmonizing Four The Harmonizing Four And God Will Take Care Of You
I’Ve Been Saved 2:29 Radio Four 1952-54
Tsmindao Chmerto 2:56 The Rustavi Choir Georgian Voices
I’ll Be Home For Christmas 2:31 Pilgrim Travelers Blue Yule
Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem 3:55 Ralph Stanley Clinch Mountain Gospel
She Loves You 1:46 Peter Sellers A Celebration of Sellers
White Christmas 3:09 Otis Redding Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding
Ave Maria 2:42 Anonymous 4 On Yoolis Night
Christmas Morning 2:17 George Sweeney Nevis & St Kitts
When God Made Me 4:06 Neil Young Prairie Wind
Please Watch Over Me 2:29 Pilgrim Travellers Better Than That
Jesus 3:24 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground
People 0:26 Lord Buckley Buckley’s Best
Bel Plesi 1:06 Kali Racines Vol 1 & 2

Eat Your Heart Out

This week Howling starts off in a sombre mood on the porch but manages to chher up as he gets spoilt for choice, gets real hurt and ends up issuing a challenge. In between all this, he plays  the finest blues and roots on the net.

You can download the podcast either here or subscribe at iTunes and not only are there links to the artists on this page but also to some great videos – check ‘em out.

And don’t forget to let Dick know how ya liked it at – he’ll thank you!


T For Texas Townes Van Zandt Sunshine Boy VIDEO
Help Me Sonic Blue Last Train
Can’t Let Go Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King Close to the Bone VIDEO
Big Road Blues Corey Harris Mississippi To Mali VIDEO
Chasin His Tail Dan Sowerby Milestone         VIDEO
Pennsylvania Woman Blues Six Cylinder Smith Harmonica Masters
Floating Bridge Sleepy John Estes The Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order VIDEO
The Devil Inside Mighty Bosscats Boiling Pot VIDEO
Tijuana J.J. Cale Travelogue  VIDEO
Things I Used To Do Little Milton Stand By Me (The Blues Collection Vol.48)  VIDEO
My Pillow Stays Wet James Duncan & The Duncan Trio Here Comes The Hurt
Three O’Clock Blues B.B. King That Kat Sure Could Play!: The Singles 1951 To 1957 VIDEO
Midnight Comes Too Soon Robben Ford A Day In Nashville VIDEO
The Other Side of Town Curtis Mayfield Curtis VIDEO



Rafi Zabor’s Updoc Fri 12/13 & Tues 12/17

Actually it’s not a Mandela tribute show. I know that others of my colleagues at will program something better informed and more apt than I can do on this week’s Updoc—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, NYC time—but we do start off with the Charlie Haden/Carla Bley Liberation Music Orchestra’s live performance of the ANC anthem Nkosi Sikeleh Afrika, after which Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s Can’t No Grave Hold My Body Down makes a relevant point. I was thinking of Rumi’s “Do not seek my body on earth, but find me in the hearts of the wise.” Mandela’s spirit should persist in us, alive in the world, as we marvel at how he turned aside a seemingly inevitable tide of bloodshed to show us a more awakened, brilliant way to be human in our time. I also thought of Auden’s, “In the prison of his days teach the free man to praise.” Has anyone embodied that wisdom better than Nelson Mandela? Shostakovich may have found his historic brew more bitter, but I’ve never heard a more stirring cri de coeur for freedom than David Oistrakh’s American premiere recording of the First Violin Concerto in excellent 1956 mono with Dmitri Mitropolous and the New York Philharmonic. After that Sibelius offers a draught of pure spring water and the scent of first snow, and Bob Marley advises us to lively up ourselves. Oh yes, let’s all do that, bigtime if we can.Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.28.39 AM 2

Wonders Never Cease

This week Howling unearths the original blogger, gets a pleasant surprise at someones cyber skills and reveals an abuse of trading standards. All this, and still time to play an hour of the finest blues ‘n roots on the net.

You can download the podcast either here or subscribe at iTunes and not only are there links to the artists on this page but also to some great videos – check ‘em out.

And don’t forget to let Dick know how ya liked it at – he’ll thank you!

Donald & Walter  “Partners in cool”

Dizzy (Take 1) The Carroll County Boys feat Pee Wee Crayton Dust My Rhythm & Blues The Flair Records R&B Story 1953-55 VIDEO
Living On The Highway Freddie King King of the Blues  VIDEO
Honest I Do Jimmy Reed The Very Best Of  VIDEO
Tamp Em Up Solid Ry Cooder & The Chicken Skin Band Live In Hamburg 1977 VIDEO
Fat Man In The Bathtub Little Feat Waiting For Columbus  VIDEO
California Desert Blues Lane Hardin Backwoods Blues (1926-1935) VIDEO
My Bucket’s Got A Whole In It Louis Armstrong New Orleans Nights  VIDEO
With My Master I Am One Eric Bibb Jericho Road  VIDEO
The Road Leads Down Jeff Lang Dislocation Blues  VIDEO
I’m your slave Harmonica Red and Clarence Edwards Blues Harp Boogie  VIDEO
Summer Moon Half Deaf Clatch A Road Less Travelled  VIDEO
Cosmic Rays Charlie Parker The Beat Generation  VIDEO
Chain Lightning Donald Fagen & Walter Becker Marian Mcpartland’s Piano Jazz  VIDEO
Tom Traubert’s Blues (Four Sheets to the Wind in Cophenhagen) Tom Waits Small Change  Waits  VIDEO

Songs on Toast – 12/05/2013

Blues In D 2:43 Kate & Anna McGarrigle Kate & Anna McGarrigle
If I Had Wings 4:23 Matraca Berg The Oxford American: Southern Music CD
Dialogo 2:54 Tiganá Santana The Invention Of Colour
Morrer Em Zanzibar 3:41 João Afonso Zanzibar
High Cost Of Living 2:12 Sons Of Jehovah Memphis Marvels: Memphis Gospel 1927-1960
Crazy Women 3:36 Brandy Clark The Oxford American: Southern Music CD—Tennessee
Something Within 3:38 Buddy & Julie Miller The Oxford American: Southern Music CD—Tennessee
Long Time Gone 2:26 The Everly Brothers Songs Our Daddy Taught Us
Blackberry Boogie 2:28 Tennessee Ernie Ford Collectors Series
I’m So Glad Today 2:40 A.C. & Blind Mamie Forehand Memphis Marvels: Memphis Gospel 1927-1960
Fishing Clothes 3:36 Lightnin’ Hopkins Mojo Hand: The Anthology
What’s Good To You 2:51 Oliver Morgan In The Pocket With Eddie Bo
She’s Taking All My Money 2:41 Joe Hill Louis Shim Sham Shimmy
Buddy Bolden’s Blues 4:42 Little Brother Montgomery Rare Chicago Blues
Civilization (Bongo,Bongo,Bongo) The Andrews Sisters 20 Greatest Hits
Brainwash 2:49 La Luz Brainwash
6 Sixth Street 6:41 Louisa Mark Breakout
True Fine Mama 4:34 The Semi Colon Ndia Egbuo Ndia (Afro Jigida)
I Go Die For You 5:23 Kyeremateng Atwede Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds
Belema 6:14 Easy Kabaka Brown Opotopo
Delilah 2:41 Elder Charles Beck Elder Charles Beck (1946-1947)
Lyin Song 4:10 Maria Muldaur w/James Booker Hired Hands
Come On 2:50 Los Saicos Wild Teen-Punk From Peru
Keep On Movin’ 3:09 King Tuff King Tuff
Hamp’s Hump 6:40 Lou Donaldson Everything I Play Is Funky
Help Me 2:28 The Helpers Solid Gold Coxsone Style
Star-Crossed Lovers 4:16 Duke Ellington The Great Paris Concert
Who Is That Knocking 2:50 Southern Wonders Memphis Marvels: Memphis Gospel 1927-1960
state street 3:31 Sun Ra Singles 1954-1960
Fannin Street 4:48 John Hammond Wicked Grin
Time If There Is Time 3:21 Brian Cullman rough mix Nov 19
Into Dust 5:37 Mazzy Star So Tonight That I Might See

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc Friday Dec. 6 & Tuesday Dec. 10

USETHISONEIs this the least artful photo-mashup I’ve ever done? Most likely, but hey, it’s about the music. Chico Hamilton lived to be 92, great for anyone and terrific for a drummer, and Britten and Shostakovich started composing a lot like each other when they entered old age in declining health. For instance when you listen to Britten’s Third and last String Quartet and Shosta’s Twelfth of fifteen one at a time, you might think, especially with the Britten, that it almost might have been written by the other man. But if you hear them on the same show, even when separated by a palate-cleanser of other music—as you can on this week’s Updoc, Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Moscow-on-the-Hudson time—the illusion vanishes. Britten is brilliant and ingenious, Shostakovich a juggernaut of expressive power. And Chico Hamilton was a lot more than the light-touch-cool-jazz drummer of the mainstream obituaries, as a couple of cuts featuring his Charles Lloyd/Gabor Szabo band make perfectly clear. Also on board: Ingram Marshall, Debussy, and another great musician recently departed, Tabu Ley Rocherau, of the Congo, singing of Kassoule, which might also be Cassoulet. “I leetle composer,” Dmitri told Ben after looking over one of his scores, “you beeg composer.” Not so easy. Anyway, if you’ve ever been moved by these guys’ music, or if you’d like to be, this show won’t hurt you. Wow, bad pix, and now the worst sales pitch ever. Tune in anyway, if you can.

Songs on Toast – 11/29/2013

Kitty Litter 2:59 Jim White Sounds Of The Americans
Me And My Friend The Cat 3:24 Loudon Wainwright III The Atlantic Recordings
Leave My Kitten Alone 2:35 Little Willie John Fever Best Of Little Willie John
Bad Cat (Demo Recording) 2:38 Roy Orbison The Soul Of Rock And Roll
Black Cat Blues – Take 1 2:58 Memphis Minnie Queen Of Country Blues
Dead-Cat Dog Food 1:15 The Firesign Theatre The Big, Big Broadcast
Dog, Cat 4:45 Afrosound The Afrosound Of Colombia
Crosseyed Cat 6:01 Muddy Waters Hard Again
Stray Cat Blues 4:17 Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet Sessions
Black Cat Blues 3:01 John Lee Hooker Graveyard Blues
I Call My Baby Pussycat 4:26 Parliament Osmium
White Cat Heat 2:13 The Godz Contact High With The Godz
The Siamese Cat Song 2:08 Peggy Lee Lady and the Tramp
Meow 2:02 The Cat Thai Beat A Go-Go
Hep Cat 2:25 Leona Anderson Music To Suffer By
Pussy Cat Rag 2:45 Polk Miller Polk Miller & His Old South Quartette
Pussy Pussy Pussy 2:25 Light Crust Doughboys Tobacco State Swing
What’s New Pussycat 4:15 Los Fabulosos Cadillacs & Fishbone Red Hot + Latin
Tiger Tom Kill Tiger Cat 2:53 Wilmoth Houdini Poor But Ambitious
Scat To The Cat 3:49 Rev. J.M. Gates Rev. J.M. Gates (1929-1930)
Three Cool Cats 2:13 The Coasters Coasting Coasters
Cool For Cats 3:12 Squeeze Singles 45’s And Under
Gatto , Il / The Cat 1:28 Ennio Morricone Bixio Catalogue Highlights Vol.1 & 2
Mad Bad Cat 3:21 17 Hippies Halbe Treppe
The Cat’s Dreamin’ 2:10 Clifton Chenier Zydeco Dynamite The Clifton Chenier Anthology
Something For Cat 3:11 Henry Mancini Cocktail Mix Vol. 3
Le Chat 3:21 Gina Leishman In My Skin
Some Cats Know 4:18 Peggy Lee The Singles Collection
Cat & Mouse Game 2:46 Dr. John Trader John’s Crawfish Soiree
Sing-Sing The Cat 2:57 Ok Star Orchestra Cobra Sessions
Pussy Baby 2:58 Bill Lawrence The In-Kraut Hip Shaking Grooves Made in Germany
Pussy 4:08 Brazilian Girls Brazilian Girls
Purr, Kitty, Purr 3:10 Sid King & The Five String Texas Tornados: Rock’n’roll From The Lone Star State
Wildcat Tamer 2:11 Dale Hawkins Wildcat Tamer
Cool Cat 2:49 Mad Dog Sheffield Rhythm ‘n’ Bluesin’ By The Bayou
Cat Music 2:03 Fats & Dave The Cosimo Matassa Story
Sell De Pussy 3:47 Mighty Sparrow Comi-Kal Cat Fight

Living The Life

This week Howling’s out on the town with troubadours singing Mexican ballads, donating blood  and wishing he was in a Jug Band. Its a strange old week on the porch for sure but its still the best hour of roots ‘n blues you’ll find on the net.

You can download the podcast either here or subscribe at iTunes and not only are there links to the artists on this page but also to some great videos – check ‘em out.

And don’t forget to let Dick know how ya liked it at – he’ll thank you!

burnsideRL Burnside – will drive ya to drink and illegitimate children

Dirty By The Dozen (Sweet Little Woman) Little Johnny Jones & The Chicago Hound Dogs Dust My Rhythm & Blues The Flair Records R&B Story VIDEO
Bite Me Bex Marshall The House Of Mercy VIDEO
Poor Me R.L. Burnside Darker Blues VIDEO
The Bittersweet Marcus Bonfanti Shake The Walls VIDEO
Smiler John Mark Harrison Crooked Smile VIDEO
Good Looking Woman Muddy Waters The Chess Box VIDEO
On The Road Again Memphis Jug Band The Best Of The Memphis Jug Band VIDEO
Please Don’t Love Me Rhythm Chiefs Ships of Wonder VIDEO
The Bleeding Cowboys Lament Ian Seigal Broadside VIDEO
Blues In The Closet Oscar Pettiford In A Cello Mood VIDEO
St. James Infirmary Georgie Fame The Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde VIDEO
How About You Sister Rosetta Tharpe Gospel Train VIDEO
Sho’ Nuff I Do Elmore James & His Broomdusters Dust My Rhythm & Blues The Flair Records R&B Story  VIDEO
Don’t Go No Farther Mick Jagger & The Red Devils The Famous Blues Session VIDEO
When The World Gets Small Gov’t Mule (With Steve Winwood) Shout – Bonus CD VIDEO