Tone Science – 06/29/2014

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Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Vostellung Karlheinz Stockhausen Sirius
  The Cosmo-Fire Sun Ra Astro Black
  So Far Cosi Lontano... Quasi Dentro Cosi Lontano... Quasi Dentro
  My Ship Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden Last Dance
  Don Ah OOIOO Gamel
  Tracer Earle Brown Tracer
  Just a Little Boy Swans To Be Kind
  Cosmic Pulses Karlheinz Stockhausen Cosmic Pulses

The Big Pay Dirt

This week Howling’s correcting YouTube with the help of a pedant, tipping his hat to a man with harmonic pinch and cajoling Mr & Mrs Baird. Oh and he’s continuing the muddiest right here on TAINT! It could get very messy but Dick makes sure you get an hour of the finest blues ‘n roots .

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!


Roy Lee Jones “The Beatles owe him!”

The Dirty Dozen Speckled Red Peabody Blues VIDEO
Hoodoo Stew Selwyn Birchwood Don’t Call No Ambulance VIDEO
Country Boy Roy Buchanan When A Guitar Plays The Blues VIDEO
When A Guitar Plays The Blues Albert Collins Don’t Lose Your Cool VIDEO
Two Doors Down Roy Lee Johnson Midnite Blues Party VIDEO
St Louis Blues Katie Bradley + Dave Ferra The Stone Street Sesssions VIDEO
Pitiful Blues Malcolm Holcombe Pitiful Blues VIDEO
Tell the Devil I’m Gone Ben Prestage One Crow Murder VIDEO
Too Many Cuts Pork Chop Willie Love Is the Devil VIDEO
Future Blues Willie Brown The Great Race Record Labels, Vol:1 VIDEO
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out Lemon Nash Papa Lemon: New Orleans Ukelele Maestro & Tent Show Troubadour VIDEO
I Get Evil Jim Byrnes St. Louis Times VIDEO
How Long, How Long Blues Long John Baldry Looking At Long John Baldry VIDEO
Tribute to Muddy Johnny Winter The Progressive Blues Experiment VIDEO

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri June 27 & Tues July 1

Think of Horace Silver and the heart warms, the smile begins, even now. If he was one of the architects of post-bop jazz, there was soul in the architecture, church in the soul, and funk in the church, and what he brought to the music is still helping keep it alive. He died the other day at the age of 85, and this week’s Updoc—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday—plays some of his classic sides in tribute and fond memory. Speaking personally, in 1959 I was a kid who’d happened into jazz via Henry Mancini’s music for Peter Gunn and I didn’t know which end was up or where the center was. Then a cousin of mine I hardly knew said Listen to this, and it was Sister Sadie off the new Horace Silver record Blowin’ the Blues Away. In minutes I had the compass, a map I could begin to unfold, and a world I could get to know. For an additional boost the cousin played me Leeway. Lee Morgan and Art Blakey! I was ready to go. About midway, Updoc takes a break with some Fado because of Silver’s roots in the African-Portuguese Cape Verde Islands, then leaps to India, I’ll tell you why on the show, for the great Indian Singer Pandit Nasraj. Otherwise it’s classic Horace Silver Quintets, including the 1954 night at Birdland with Art Blakey and Clifford Brown; the music is as full of life as it ever was, and Sister Sadie is the first to testify, because.HoraceLarge

Tone Science – 06/22/2014

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Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Repentence (2008) for cello, three guitars, and double bass Sofia Gubaidulina Repentence
  Abandon Yourself Rodrigo Amado Wire Quartet Wire Quartet
  Alto Flute Quad Delay Dickie Landry Fifteen Saxophones
  Reincarnation of a Lovebird Steve Lacy & Eric Watson Spirit of Mingus
  No. 6 Arrivasl/No. 58 Orange ALert Max Johnson Quartet The Prisoner
  Goodnight Civilization ZU Goodnight Civilization
  Psychotic Reaction Shockabilly Just Beautiful
  First Environment for Sextet John Zorn, Toshinori Kondo, Andrea Centazzo, Tom Cora, Eugene Chadbourne The NY Tapes
  Chukrum Giacinto Scelsi Musica Viva vol.17 - Chukrum; Quattro Pezzi; Natura renovatur; Hymnos

Mudfest and Marmite

Things are getting tasty on the porch this week as Howling reveals his verdict on yeast spreads, remembers to play an album whilst hinting to get another one and marvels at youth! Business as usual on Taint for Dick and his gang of blues hounds with an hour of the finest blues ‘n roots on the net.

crumb311Frank Stokes – “Could pronounce Nehi”

Nehi Mamma Blues Frank Stokes Masters Of Memphis Blues – 1928-1934 VIDEO
I’m A Love You Jimmie Vaughan Plays More Blues, Ballads & Favorites VIDEO
Don’t Forget To Close The Door Pee Wee Crayton Blues After Hours VIDEO
I’m A Guitar Man Micke & Lefty Feat Chef Up The Wall VIDEO
Can’t Be Satisfied Bernie Pearl Sittin’ On The Right Side Of The Blues VIDEO
Forty Days J. Alexander & The Blues Devils Wish You Would VIDEO
Going Back To Memphis Muddy Waters Brass And The Blues VIDEO
I Still Love Her Jimmy Walker Still There In My Soul VIDEO
Tears, Tears, Tears Gregg Allman Low Country Blues VIDEO
Better Cut It Out Johnny Young I Blueskvarter – Chicago 1964 VIDEO
Sleeping in an Ocean of Tears Brooks Brown The Duke Records Sound, Vol. 1 VIDEO
Fair Child Robben Ford A Day In Nashville VIDEO
Hit the Road Jack The Baby Isaac Blues Epidemic VIDEO
Someday Baby Duncan Morrow Coming Home VIDEO

Songs on Toast – 06/20/2014

In a Phantom Mood 4:04 Shintaro Sakamoto How to Live With a Phantom
Just One Drink 2:36 Jack White Lazaretto
Palm Wine Drunkard 6:06 Jolie Holland Wine Dark Sea
Zum, Zum 1:12 Anonymous Street and Gangland Rhythms
Sweet Angel 4:10 Glenn Patscha Jefferson Highway
A Stick and Slacks 6:06 Shintaro Sakamoto How to Live With a Phantom
Scorcher 2:45 Prince Buster She Was A Rough Rider
These Arms Of Mine 3:24 Beres Hammond Beres Hammond
Don’t Lose Your Cool 2:18 Albert Collins Truckin’ With Albert Collins
Mama Too Tight 5:26 Archie Shepp Mama Too Tight
No One’s Better Sake 2:54 Little Joy Little Joy
You And I (W/Bonnie Raitt)4:31 Foy Vance Joy Of Nothing
CONSULTA MENTAL 2:39 Gui Amabis Trabalhos Carnívoros
Modified Hip Shake 3:54 Mr. Airplane Man Shakin Around
Pesheya Kwezo Ntaba 2:43 Manhattan Brothers w/Merry Blackbirds Orch Jazz and Hot Dance in South Africa
You Never Know 2:42 Delroy Wilson Better Must Come
Easier Said Than Done 2:07 The Essex Early Girls, Vol. 1
Maybe 3:07 The Ink Spots Golden Greats
Doctor Trompeta 4:57 Meridian Brothers Salvadora Robot
Songhay Gulu Drummers 1:49 Gulu Drummers Niger Africa: Drum, Chant & Instrumental Music
Delegada 3:07 Arto Lindsay Invoke
My Stunning Mystery Companion Jackson Browne Solo Acoustic Vol. 2
Me At The Museum 2:35 Tiny Ruins Brightly Painted One
Invisible Hour 4:02 Joe Henry Invisible Hour
Mercy Angel 4:19 Brian Blade Mama Rosa
You Say You Love Me 2:49 The Band The Genuine Basement Tapes: Volume 1
Ramblin’ Blues/Workin’ Man6:48 Mickey Newbury home demo
A Ghost Story 2:44 Atlas Sound Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
Lisa Says 2:55 The Velvet Underground VU
Tollin’ Bells 3:04 Lowell Fulson West Coast Blues
Be Ready 2:53 Four Southern Singers Black Secular Vocal Groups Vol. 2: The Thirties (1931-1939)
La Partie D’abeille 1:11 Annie and the Beekeepers Squid Hell Sessions

Songs on Toast – 06/13/2014

Some Kinda Love 3:41 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground
My Memories Fade 4:22 Shintaro Sakamoto How to Live With a Phantom
Nancy Lee 3:43 Vintage Trouble Prime Cuts
The Hink-A-Dink 4:50 Chuck E. Weiss Red Beans and Weiss
Hourglass 3:33 Rodrigo Amarante Cavalo
Slide 6:30 Joe Henry Invisible Hour
With Strangers 2:52 Little Joy Little Joy
Suzanne 3:09 Randy Newman 12 Songs
Reason To Believe 2:43 Tim Hardin Live In Concert
Brother 3:27 Brian Blade Mama Rosa
Chainmail Maker 2:55 Tiny Ruins Brightly Painted One
Diamond Rivers 2:28 Dawn Landes Bluebird
Until You Were Gone 2:32 John Fullbright Songs
How I Miss You Baby 3:17 Bobby Womack Midnight Mover: The Bobby Womack Collection
Bump Lam Plearn 3:04 Petch Phin Thong Band The Sound Of Siam, Vol. 2 (Molam & Luk Thung Isan)
Ich Will 3:37 Rammstein The Best Of
Zora 3:14 Olu Dara In The World: From Natchez To New York
Moon Maiden 2:45 Duke Ellington The Intimate Ellington
Junker’s Blues 3:13 Champion Jack Dupree Blues From The Gutter
’till My Back Ain’t Got No Bone Esther Phillips From A Whisper To A Scream
La Bomba Shelter 1:10 The Firesign Theatre Shoes For Industry!
Jockey Full Of Bourbon 2:47 Tom Waits Rain Dogs
Thirty Dollars 3:59 David Forman 2nd album
Nobody’s Fault But Mine (w/Lizz Wright) 2:39 Meshell Ndegeocello Pour Une Ame Souveraine (A Dedication To Nina Simone)
At The Crossroads (1969) 4:33 Sir Douglas Quintet Mendocino
Lonely Richard 5:19 Amen Dunes Love Rock
Suite 7 :26 Tiganá Santana The Invention Of Colour
You’ll Always Be My Baby 5:37 Brian Blade Mama Rosa
Awake 2:58 The Ethiopians High Plains Drifter
Get There 3:22 Brian Blade Mama Rosa
Reconsider Baby 3:41 Elvis Presley Elvis Is Back! R
Mercy Mercy Baby 2:45 Ray Barretto El Barrio: The Bad Boogaloo

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Friday 6/20 & Tuesday 6/24

Here’s an odd detail: Jimmy Scott sang at Dwight D. Eisenhower’s inauguration in 1953 and at Bill Clinton’s forty years later, although he spent too much of the intervening years in an obscurity that sent him home to to Cleveland to work as a cook and a nurse’s aide, among other odd jobs. (See the fine obituary by Peter Keepnews in the NY Times for more). There’d been hits, then bad breaks, and another constant factor, people’s confused apprehension of the man, whose growth was stunted and then restarted by a version of Kallmann’s Syndrome that kept his voice, and most of the time his look, apparently androgynous (which he was not). His early singing possessed a searing intensity that obliterated the gap between blues and jazz and gospel; in his later years, after a rediscovery (in which taintradio’s Kip Hanrahan played no small part) accorded him every honor the jazz world could provide, the voice itself was seared by time and what is lightly called experience. He was eighty-eight years old when he died the other day, and once his music gets to you, you will never forget it. After a long vocal set built around his work, Updoc—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Hudson River time—takes a trip from death to life with Mahler’s 5th Symphony, revisiting Claudio Abbado’s superlative Mahler cycle with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. It’s a pretty full two hours. People get ready, as Scott sings, about twenty minutes in.JimmyScotts

Martian Gardens – 06/18/2014

TAINTRADIO.ORG – Episode 077
webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. EDT & Saturdays 3:00 a.m. 0 6:00 a.m.
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

Carrie Rose: High Flyer (R. Erickson)
Books of Flutes
Smith Publications/2008
composer: Robert Erickson; solo flute: Carrie Rose; composition year: 1969; time: 5:50

Robert Erickson: String Quartet No. 1
I. (5:38)
II. (4:11)
III. (5:36)
Complete String Quartets
New World Records/2014
Del Sol Quartet (violins: Kate Stenberg, Rick Shinozaki; viola: Charlton Lee; cello: Kathryn Bates); recorded at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California, December 2013; composition year: 1950; total time: 16:10

Namaste Duo: Sulle Ali Delle Ombre (G. Bruni)
Different Visions
MPS Music & Video/2008
(composer: Giuseppe Bruni, for 2 clarinets and tape); Namaste Duo (clarinets: Guido Arbonelli, Paolo Gallipoli); time: 9:39

Esther Lamneck: Trio for Clarinet and Two Computers (Lippe/Lamneck)
I. 4:35
II. 2:42
III. 5:11
Cigar Smoke
Innova Recordings/2007
composers: Esther Lamneck, Corte Lippe; clarinet: Esther Lamneck; recorded at Vecchio Mulino Produzione; Lucca, Italy; 2002; composition year: 2002; time: 12:29

Morton Feldman: Piano Piece (to Philip Guston)
Aki Takahashi Plays Morton Feldman
Mode Records/1996
piano: Aki Takahashi; recorded at SUNY Purchase, December 1995; composition year: 1963; time: 3:54

Yvar Mikhashoff: Vertical Thoughts (M. Feldman)
Panorama of American Piano Music [various artists]
from Antheil to Zappa: 1911 to 1991
Mode Records/2013
(composer: Morton Feldman); piano: Yvar Mikhashoff; recorded at Slee Hall, Buffalo, New York, 1991-1992; composition year: 1963; time: 3:36

John Cage: Spontaneous Earth
Complete Short Works for Prepared Piano
Mode Records/2007
prepared piano: Philipp Vandré; recorded at Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, 2002; composition year: 1944; time: 2:49

John Cage: Five
The Number Pieces 6
Mode Records/2012
(for unspecified instruments or voices); blown bottles: Essential Music (Judith Gordon, Maya Guniji, John Kennedy, Eric Kivnick; Charles Wood); recorded at SUNY Purchase, 1993-1994; composition year: 1988; time: 5:00

George Crumb: Softly and Tenderly
from American Songbook VII
A cycle of Hymns, Spirituals, Folk songs, and American Indian Chants
Complete Crumb Edition Volume 16
Bridge Records/2014
soprano: Ann Crumb; Orchestra 2001 (amplified piano: Marcantonio Barone; percussion: Brenda Weckerly, Greg Giannascoli, David Nelson, William Kerrigan), conductor: James Freeman; recorded at Swarthmore College, October 2012; composition year: 2010 (lyrics: “Softly and Tenderly,” Will L. Thompson, published 1880); time: 8:28

George Crumb: Firefly Song
from American Songbook V: Voices from a Forgotten World
A cycle of American songs from north and south, east and west
Complete Crumb Edition Volume 15
Bridge Records/2011
mezzo-soprano: Jamie Van Eyck; Orchestra 2001 (amplified piano: Marcantonio Barone; percussion:
William Kerrigan, Susan Jones, David Nelson, Angela Nelson), conductor: James Freeman; recorded at Swarthmore College, October 2008; time: composition year: 2006 (lyrics: “Firefly, Oijibwe origins, American Primitive Music (1909); time: 1:31

Mary Jane Leach: Song of Sorrows
Ariadne’s Lament
New World Records/1998
(composer: M.J. Leach, under the influence of Monteverdi); The Booke Chapel Choir of Bucknell University, conductor: William Payn, Bucknell; lyrics: Ottavio Rinuccini, Mary Jane Leach; composition year: 1995; time: 8:00

Oöphoi: Dissolving in the Void
Electroacoustic Music Vol. VII (various artists)
Electroshock Records/2002
(composer: Gianluigi Gasparetti [Oöphoi], electroacoustic); composition year: 2000; time: 9:26

Jukka Ruohomäki: June Sessions Remix
Compendium International — Bourges 2006 [various artists]
Mnémosyne Musique Média/2012
(electroacoustic); improvised electric guitar, MIDI-guitar: Mikko Räisänen; recorded and remixed at IMEB, Bourges, France; composition years: 2001, 2007; time: 12:44

The Legendary Pink Dots:
a. Prague Spring [instrumental] (3:26)
b. Leper Colony (6:26)
Shadow Weaver
Play It Again Sam/1992
synthesizers, keyboards, vocals, lyrics: Edward Ka-Spel; synthesizers, keyboards: Silverman; wind instruments: Neils Van Hoornblower; electric guitar: Martijn Van Kleer; bass guitar: Ryan Moore; violin: Patrick Q. Wright; recorded in The Netherlands; time: 9:52

Pierre Alexandre Tremblay: Still, Again
A short chamber opera
La marée
empreintes DIGITALes/2013
(electroacoustic); soprano: Peyee Chen; text, processing, interactive system, and multitrack tape: P.A. Tremblay; realized and recorded at the composer’s studio and the studios of the University of Huddersfield, UK; composition years: 2012, 2013; time: 14:07

Radwan Ghazi Moumneh: Amanem
MusicWorks #119 — Summer 2014 [various artists]
MusicWorks Magazine/2014
vocals, buzuq (Middle Eastern long-necked lute), electronics, processing: R.G. Moumneh; recorded at Hotel2Tango, Montreal; released under the AKA Jerusalem In My Heart, album title, “Mo7it Al-Mo7it,” (Constellation Records), 2013; time: 8:54

Lou Cohen:
a. Homage to Cage (8:43)
b. Symphony 6 (for Noah Creshevsky) (9:33)
Pogus Productions/2013
sampled instruments, MIDI keyboard: Lou Cohen; total time: 18:13

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Tone Science – 06/15/2014

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Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Fifteen Saxophones Dickie Landry Fifteen Saxophones
  Pantomime (1966) Sofia Gubaidulina Chamber Music with Double Bass
  Il Pavone Maria Monti Il Beastario
  New Dance I and II Anthony Ortega New Dance
  Wollma Organ_The Knigth Firth John Chantler Even Clean Hands Damage The Work
  My Life On The Plains Lee Hyla/Firebird Ensemble My Life On The Plains
  Sonate Modale (1985, live at Music Gallery, Toronto) Elodie Lauten Piano Works Revisited
  Pracitcal Anarchism Robert Ashley October 25, 2001 Merkin Concert Hall NYC