Monkey Mind – 02/09/2015

Hope it’s an interesting mix of genres for folks who don’t live inside my skull.

Peter Askim – Eight Solitudes – Peter Askim, double-bass & Douglas Ashcraft, piano
Marc Ribot, Ned Rothenberg et al – Geese (Scelsi Morning)
Fumio Yasuda & Theo Bleckmann – Oh Dear, What Can The Matter Be? (Mother Goose’s Melodies)
Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman – Blues In The Night
Kongar-ol Ondar & Paul ‘Earthquake’ Pena – Ondarnyng Ayany (Medley in the style of Ondar)
The Roches – Losing True (Keep On Doing)
Peter Kelley – Inspiration
Sister Rosetta Tharpe – There Is Something Within Me
Kanui & Lula – Tomi, Tomi (Steel Guitar Classics)
Linton Kwesi Johnson – Man Free (Dread Beat An’ Blood)
Chris Knox – The Face of Fashion (Seizure)
Warren Richardson, Jr – Shady Lady
Merry Clayton – Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35 (Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow)
Irma Thomas – I Did My Part
James Hunter – No Smoke Without Fire (People Gonna Talk)
Alan Sondheim with Christopher Diasparra & Edward Schneider – Krypton (Cutting Board ESP 2014)
Lol Coxhill & Steve Miller – Will my thirst play me tricks?/The ant about to be crushed ponders not the wherewithal of bootleather/Maggots/Bath ’72
Cut Chemist – Lesson 4: The Radio
Friends of Distinction – Bring Us A Better Day
Anita O’Day & Cal Tjader – I Believe In You
Duke Ellington & Jimmy Blanton – Pitter Panther Patter (Solos, Duets & Trios)
John & Beverley Martyn – Parcels (Road To Ruin)
Thomas Ades – Concerto Conciso

Tone Science – 02/08/2015

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Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Patriotic Poem Number One Forty Years After Harmut Geerken, John Tchicai, Famoudou Don Moye Cassava Balls
  Grimes, Henry Grimes Michael Bisio Undulations
  Chrome Dynasty/Zero To Negative Diggity Microkingdom Smooth Tendencies
  The Heart and The Bones Peter Brotzmann, William Parker, Hamid Drake Never Too Late But Always Too Early
  On the DL Rduresh Mahanthappa Bird Calls
  Bells Marc Ribot Spiritual Unity
  Four Jack Wright, Ben Wright, Kris Tiner For Instance
  Metamorphosis 1962-66 Bill Dixon Intents and Purposes
  stained tissues Morten Rasz Microbiotics
  fractured barnacles Caroline Park Less Than Human

Songs on Toast – 02/06/2015

Womack & Womack ::: Angie
Father John Misty ::: I Went To The Store One Day
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds We Real Cool
Curtis Mayfield ::: Blue Monday People
Bekka Bramlett ::: Misty Blue
Willis ::: Heal My Soul
Bessie Jones ::: Beulah Land
La Femme ::: Amour Dans Le Motu
Wussy ::: Teenage Wasteland
Bessie Jones ::: Sometimes
The Cat ::: Meow
Mono Neon & Publio Delgado : Jones Big Ass Truck
Shintaro Sakamoto :: Why Can’t I Stop
Sleater Kinney :: No Cities To Love
Gamelan Orch & Brass Band :: Mares Prajuni
Lefty Frizzell :: You’re Humbuggin’ Me
Elivis Presley :: Trying To Get To You
Vetiver :: You May Be Blue
Wussy :: Attica
La Femme :; Nous Etions Deux
Bessie Jones :: Adam In The Garden
Bob Dylan :: Autumn Leaves : Why Try To Change Me Now
The Left Banke :: Shadows Breaking Over My Head
Tim Hardin :: How Can We Hang On To A Dream
Bunny Wailer :: This Train
Two Gallants :: Broken Eyes
Sean Costello :: Little Birds
Gillian Welch :: Silver Dagger
The Toppers :: If Money Grew On Trees
Jimi Zhivago :: Cminor Dream
Bonnie Prince Billy :: Cold & Wet
Bessie Jones :: Sign Of The Judgment

Ian Siegal vs The Blues Police

This week Howling celebrates a century of shows with Ian Siegal alongside him on the porch* talking about blues and better still playing some!! No nonsense (OK then, some) – just the finest blues ‘n roots you’ll find on the net!

* Actually on Barry Marshall Everitts porch to be precise!


Ian Siegal – “Finally big time! On Dicks Porch!”

Like Wolf Sonny Boy Williamson One Way Out VIDEO
Prodigal Son (excerpt) Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet VIDEO
A Good Year For The Roses (excerpt) George Jones A Good Year For The Roses VIDEO
Down The Old Dirt Road Blues Charlie Patton Screamin’ ‘n Hollerin’ The Blues VIDEO
Meet Me In The City Junior Kimbrough Meet Me In The City VIDEO
Whispering in the Wings Jimbo Mathus Jimmy The Kid VIDEO
Everybody’s Talkin’ Tedeschi Trucks Band Everybody’s Talkin’ VIDEO
I Can’t Write Left-Handed Bill Withers Live At Carnegie Hall VIDEO
Gallo De Celio (excerpt) Ian Siegal (w/ Dusty Ciggaar) One Night In Amsterdam VIDEO
Rodeo Ian Siegal Live On Dicks Porch! VIDEO
It Makes No Difference Rick Danko Live Anthology VIDEO
Good Morning John Kris Kristofferson Closer To The Bone VIDEO
The Ghosts Of Saturday Night (excerpt) Tom Waits The Heart Of Saturday Night VIDEO
Pain In My Heart Otis Redding Greatest Hits VIDEO 

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc Fri Feb 6 & Tues Feb 10

KonitzLargeThe first time I met Lee Konitz, maybe fifteen years ago, I gave him a copy of The Bear Comes Home, thinking he might enjoy it. It turned out that his wife had bought him a copy earlier that day, so now he had two copies. When I chatted with him after the Charlie Haden memorial concert a couple of weeks ago, I was unsurprised to learn that he’d lost track of both copies and had never got around reading it anyway. He’s an elusive guy, and I never expected the books to stick to him, since, like, what does? Licks don’t, expectations don’t, preconception lacks all grip, and the mercury of the moment is more mercurial still when he’s a part of it. But talking with him about his Blues for Bird, 1965, got me started, and I’d been meaning to get his album The Lee Konitz Duets onto the show for some time, so here it is, some of it. If you really listen, you won’t be thinking autonomically about ‘cool’ and ‘cerebral’ when you’re done; but even so, I felt like providing some radical expressive contrast and found it in an anthology of Gypsy/Tzigane/Romany music from all over, and tossed in some Japanese post-modern partly Konitzian ‘jazz’ from Naruyoshi Kikuchi, whom I hadn’t heard of until Kip Hanrahan’s show the other week, and then the searingly authentic passion of Julius Hemphill. After that a wholly contemporary violin concerto from the French composer Pascal Dusapin, another piano onslaught from Marilyn Crispell & Co., Henri Dutilleux in short, Konitz helping Birth the Cool and the opening licks, again, of Blues for Bird, the show too long, aesthetically unsettled but essentially itself, as inspired by an inimitable altoist of extraordinary distinction and loser of books, whatsisname, I forget.

Jazz Worldwide 069 2 February 2015

Song Title Artist Album Title Composer Name Record Label
A Call For All Demons Joe Fiedler’s Big Sackbut Joe Fiedler’s Big Sackbut Sun Ra Yellow Sound
The Devil Mary Lou Williams Black Christ of the Andes Mary Lou Williams Smithsonian Folkways
Suite for the Devil Paolo Fresu Devil Quartet Desertico Oscar Levant-Edward Heyman Otá
Devil’s Tale Adrian Raso and  Fanfare Ciocarlia Devil’s Tale Adrian Raso Asphalt Tango
Satan and St. Paul John Fullbright From the Ground Up John Fullbright Blue Dirt
The Devil’s Hand Matuto The Devil and the Diamond John Clayton Ross Motema
Devil Woman Charles Mingus Oh Yeah Charles Mingus Atlantic
That Ole Devil Called Love Art Farmer Quartet Complete Argo-Mercury Jazztet Sessions Doris Fisher-Allan Roberts Mosaic
Devil’s Bridge Marty Regan Magic Mirror Marty Regan Navona
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette Somewhere Harold Arlen-Ted Koehler ECM
Spirits Up Above Rahsaan Roland Kirk Volunteered Slavery Rahsaan Roland Kirk Rhino
Angel Marcus Roberts As Serenity Approaches Marcus Roberts BMG Novus
Three Angels Ernesto Cervini Turboprop Ernesto Cervini Anzic
Five Angels Five in Orbit Jazz de Catalunya 2010 Ramon Fossati-Laurent Bronner-Olivier Brandily Catalan! Music
And the Angels Sing Jim Guttmann Bessarabian Breakdown Ziggy Elman-Johnny Mercer Kleztone
Rumba del Angel Manuel Galbán Blue Cha Cha Manuel Galbán-Magda Rosa Galbán Concord Picante
Angelitos Negros René Marie Voice of My Beautiful Country Andres Eloy Blanco-Manuel Alvarez Maciste Motéma
Angel Eyes Afro Bop Alliance Angel Eyes Matt Dennis Zoho
Blues for Los Angeles Bill Frisell Gone, Just Like a Train Bill Frisell Nonesuch
Angelico Wolfert Brederode Quartet Post Scriptum Wolfert Brederode ECM

Tone Science – 02/01/2015

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Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Ishi Gary Peacock Voices
  The Flow of (u) Kenneth Gaburo/Elinor Barron, Phillip Larson, Linda Vickerman Five Works for Voices, Instruments, and Electronics
  All Is Written Matana Roberts Coin Coin Chapter Three: Rive Run Thee
  untitled (side B) Eli Keszler & Joc McPhee Ithaca
  Where the Cities Gleam in Darkness Fred Frith & Barry Guy Backscatter Bright Blue
  Cafe OTO - Desk Recording John Chantler Cafe OTO Janaury 2015
  Motioning/Regular Step on Snake River Mind Over Mirrors The Voice Calling

A Better Class Of Malarkey

This week Howling’s getting nostalgic as he almost reaches 100 shows and decides to stand back and let the music do the talking. Don’t worry, theres still lots of nonsense amongst the finest blues ‘n roots you’ll find on the net.

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

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Muddy – “Well, of course he’d be on this show”

Hip-Shakin’ J.B. Hutto & His Hawks With Sunnyland Slim Hawk Squat VIDEO
One Step Closer Mark Cook Backwoods Chaos VIDEO
Bright Light Petunia & the Vipers Petunia & The Vipers VIDEO
Cocaine Habit Blues Memphis Jug Band The Best Of The Memphis Jug Band VIDEO
The Zombie C.W. Stoneking Gon’ Boogaloo VIDEO
Then We’ll Need That True Religion Reverend Edward Clayborn …I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates My Traces VIDEO
Bite Me Bex Marshall The House Of Mercy VIDEO
I’ve Been Converted Kelly Joe Phelps Brother Sinner & The Whale VIDEO
Way Down In The Hole The Blind Boys Of Alabama Spirit Of The Century VIDEO
I’m A King Bee Watermelon Slim & The Workers Bull Goose Rooster VIDEO
Good Morning Little School Girl Muddy Waters Muddy Waters Folk Singer VIDEO
Be Careful With My Baby Katie Bradley She’s Ready VIDEO
Blind Man Little Milton Stand By Me VIDEO
Blues For Mama Nina Simone Blue For You VIDEO
T’aint Nobody’s Business Ian Siegal Man & Guitar VIDEO