Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri., July 4 & Tues., July 8

It made me feel like Pogo the Possum: “The 4th of July show comes on the 4th of July this year.” The automatic picks were Charles Ives’ 4th Symphony, which in its last movement gathers together the whole of Creation and slam–dunks it into a New England Transcendentalist quadrant of all-receiving Heaven, and lots of Louis Armstrong. And Sidney Bechet, and Pres with Basie, and a lot of Charlie Parker. When I was a kid I sang “The House I Live” In with Earl Robinson’s chorus—“What is America to me?”—and was awed to meet Paul Robeson after the performance, which was plenty of America for me as a child of ten; but in putting this show together I was struck by what I had to leave out of its mere two hours: Carla Bley’s Spangled Banner Minor, gospel in several colors, not enough Duke Ellington, and, and, and. I may have to do a supplementary July 11th show next week, and end it with Charlie Haden singing “Shanendoah”. Meanwhile, please come by for the fireworks, such as they are—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Hudson River time—and yes I did manage to fit in some of Ornette Coleman’s Ivesian Skies of America, but not nearly enough, so please do keep watching the skies until we meet again.MultiFlagsLarge

Downhome With Howing Dick

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 .  Sundays 10pm (eastern), Tuesday 6pm, Thursdays midnight, Saturdays 11pm.

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 howlingdick@gmail.com – 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

taint town live – 06/29/2014

fri&sat mid-3am (eastern), mon&wed 9-mid; tues 8-11am

Ted Rosenthal Trio, Rhapsody In Blue (Rhapsody In Gershwin) 2014
Steve Lehman, Codes: Brice Wassy (Mise En Abîme) 2014
Mike Pride’s From Bacteria To Boys, Surcharge (Betweenwhile) 2010

Bobby Avey w/Miguel Zenon, Ben Monder, Thomsom Kneeland & Jordan Perlson, Louverture (Authority Melts From Me) 2014
Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio & Peter Evans, Pepper Packed (The Freedom Principle) 2014

Lena Bloch, Baby Suite (Feathery) 2014
Ralph Bowen, No Moon at All (Standard Deviation) 2014
Fay Victor Ensemble [w/Anders Nilsson & Ken Filiano], The Sign At The Door (Absinthe & Vermouth) 2013

Julius Hemphill, Bordertown (Big Band) 1988
Lynn Riley And The World-Mix, Soliloquy (Say What) 2014
Sexmob [Steven Bernstein, Briggan Krauss; Kenny Wollesen, Tony Scherr, Zamparo (Cinema, Circus & Spaghetti - Sexmob Plays Fellini: The Music of Nino Rota) 2013
Mary Halvorson, Red Sky Still Sea [No. 31] (Illusionary Sea) 2013

Ambrose Akinmusire, Richard [Conduit] (The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint) 2014
Jessica Williams, It Might as Well Be Spring With Love 2014
Kate McGarry, It Might As Well Be Spring The Target 2007

Frank Carlberg, 2300 Skiddoo (Blind Drive) 2007
Ingrid Laubrock’s Anti-House, title (Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House) 2014

*time is relative

Bob Rogers
taintradio.org, music 24/7 – non-commercial, listener-funded
A venue for independent producers
JazzWeek Internet Station of the Year 2011

700 billion listeners can’t be wrong

PO Box 12376
Raleigh, NC 27605-2376

taint town live – 06/28/2014

fri&sat mid-3am (eastern), mon&wed 9-mid, tues 8-11am

Little Axe, Grinning In Your Face (Champagne And Grits) 2012
Billy Martin’s Wicked Knee w/Curtis Fowlkes, Marcus Rojas & Steven Bernstein, Muffaletta (Heels Over Head) 2013
Orrin Evans’ Captain Black Big Band, Water Babies (Mother’s Touch) 2014
David Murray, Chazz (Ballads for Bass Clarinet) 1995
David Weiss, Lullaby For A Lonely Child (When Words Fail) 2014

Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden, My Old Flame (Last Dance) 2014
Gregory Porter & Mansur Scott w/Paul Zauner´s Blue Brass, Peace [w/intro] (Great Voices of Harlem) 2014
John Hollenbeck w/Kate McGarry & Theo Bleckmann, Wichita Lineman (Songs I Like a Lot) 2013

Frank Carlberg w/Christine Correa, We Much Prefer (State of the Union) 2005
Marty Ehrlich Large Ensemble, Blues for Peace (A Trumpet in the Morning) 2013
Sara Serpa/Ran Blake, Saturday (Aurora) 2012
Myra Melford, Red Land [For Don Reich] (Life Carries Me This Way) 2013
Omar Sosa, Lament (Senses) 2014

Eric Reed, Evidence (The Adventurous Monk) 2014
Mike DiRubbo, Faith (Threshold) 2014
Susie Ibarra, Anitos (Folkloriko) 2004
Steve Coleman & Five Elements, Adrenal, Got Ghost (Functional Arrhythmias) 2013
Jim Black, Trevor Dunn, Oscar Noriega & Chris Speed, Elvin Lisbon (Endangered Blood) 2011

Leslie Pintchik, I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face (In The Nature Of Things) 2014
Tord Gustavsen Quartet, Staying There (Extended Circle) 2014
Kojiro Umezaki, what falls must rise [alt.] (Cycles) 2014
Tom Rainey, Reflections (Obbligato) 2014

Eric Alexander, Eddie Harris (Chicago Fire) 2014
Eddie Harris, Freedom Jazz Dance (The In Sound / Mean Greens) 1965
Roberto Poveda, Pakete (Brooklyn Nights) 2012

*time is relative

Bob Rogers
taintradio.org, music 24/7 – non-commercial, listener-funded
A venue for independent producers
JazzWeek Internet Station of the Year 2011

700 billion listeners can’t be wrong

PO Box 12376
Raleigh, NC 27605-2376

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri., 6/27 & Tues., 7/1

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, blues in the church, and funk in the blues, 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 distant cousin of mine said Listen to this, and it was Sister Sadie off the new Horace Silver record Blowin’ the Blues Away, and within minutes I had the compass, a map I could unfold, and a world I could live my way into. For an additional boost my cousin played me some Lee Morgan and Art Blakey. About midway through the show, Updoc takes a break with some Fado because of Silver’s African-Portuguese heritage in the Cape Verde Islands, then briefly leaps to India, I’ll tell you why on-air, for the great Hindu vocalist Pandit Nasraj. Otherwise it’s classic Horace Silver Quintets, including the famous 1954 night at Birdland with Art Blakey and Clifford Brown riding an incredible surge of rhythm. The music is as full of life as it ever was, and at 8PM Sister Sadie will be the first to testify, because.HoraceLarge

Downhome With Howling Dick

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. Sundays 10am (Eastern), Tuesdays 6pm, Thursdays midnight, Saturdays 11pm.

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

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri., 6/21 & Tues., 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 many of the intervening years in an obscurity that sent him home 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

Downhome With Howling Dick

Lawyer Food

Looks like its getting kinda legal on Taint this week, but Judge Howling is on hand to bring justice as he goes into outer space, avoids the obvious and rejects the Wombles. During the proceedings, amongst all this nonsense, you’ll also get to  hear an hour of the finest blues ‘n roots on the net.  Sundays 10am (eastern), Tuesdays 6pm, Thursdays midnight; Saturdays 11pm


Junior Parker, Bobby Bland and Unknown

Let Me Walk, Lord, By Your Side The Stanley Brothers Good Old Camp Meeting Songs VIDEO
Fancy Man Blues The Rolling Stones Rarities: 1971-2003 VIDEO
Don’t Treat Me Like That Duke Robillard You Got Me VIDEO
People of the Land Lincoln Durham The Shovel Vs. The Howling Bones VIDEO
Rollin’ And Tumblin’ Richard Ray Farrell & Steve Guyger Down Home Old School Country Blues VIDEO
Drifting From Town To Town Robert Bland with Little Junior Parker The Modern Downhome Blues Sessions VIDEO
Broke and Hungry Sleepy John Estes & The Tennessee Jugbusters Broke and Hungry VIDEO
Sally Ride Howlin Smurf Human Zoo VIDEO
Moonlight Blues Mark Cook Blue Voodoo VIDEO
Doggin Me Around Blues Jenny Pope Peabody Blues VIDEO
No Ghosts In This House Kris Dollimore No Ghosts In This House VIDEO
If I Could Live My Life All Over Again Homesick James & Snooky Pryor The Big Bear Sessions VIDEO
Sweet Home Chicago Eddie ‘Blue’ Lester Funky Basement Blues VIDEO

WTF – 06/15/2014

fri&sat mid.-3am (eastern) mon&wed 9-mid; tues 8-11am

Del Rey, Dad Blues (Boogie Mysterioso) 1993
Phillip Johnston, Minor Repairs Necessary: Family (Rub Me the Wrong Way)
The Westerlies, Waltz From Woman Of Tokyo (The Music Of Wayne Horvitz) 2014
Oran Etkin w/Ben Allison, Curtis Fowlkes, Lionel Loueke & Nasheet Waits, Der Gasn Nign [Street Song] (Gathering Light) 2014
Myra Melford, Red Beach (Life Carries Me This Way) 2013
Ted Rosenthal Trio, I Loves You Porgy (Rhapsody In Gershwin) 2014

Subaro, Douson Foly (Speak In Tones) 2004
Susie Ibarra, Anitos (Folkloriko) 2004
Jim Black, Trevor Dunn, Oscar Noriega & Chris Speed, Plunge (Endangered Blood) 2011
Harrison Bankhead Sextet, Chicago Señorita (Morning Sun Harvest Moon) 2012

Jessica Williams, I Fall in Love Too Easily (With Love) 2014
Tom Rainey, You Don’t Know What Love Is (Obbligato) 2014
Jeff Colella & Putter Smith, The Very Thought of You (Lotus Blossom) 2014
Kojiro Umezaki, What falls must rise [alt] (Cycles) 2014
John Clayton, And So It Goes (Parlor Series With Gerald Clayton) 2013

Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek & Tomas Fujiwara, title (Thumbscrew) 2014
Nina Simone, Interview / Mississippi Goddamn (Protest Anthology) 1964
Fela Kuti & The Africa 70, Mister Follow Follow (Zombie) 1976
World Saxophone Quartet, Goin’ Home (25th Anniversary – The New Chapter) 2000

Burnt Sugar: The Arkestra Chamber (04.29.92 Justice X On The Flex (Blood On The Leaf – Opus No. 1) 2000
Joel Harrison, Riding On The Midnight Train (So Long 2nd Street) 2005
Steve Lehman Trio, Pure Imagination (Dialect Flourescent) 2012
Tom Waits, Fish In The Jailhouse (Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards) 2006
Charles Mingus, Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am (Oh Yeah) 1962
Ernest Ranglin, Profiles (Modern Answers To Old Problems) 2000
Luther Gray Trio w/Jim Hobbs and Allan Chase, Unsquosen (Drums and Horns, Horns and Drums) 2014
Bob Martin, My Father Painted Houses (Next To Nothin’) 2007

*time is relative

Bob Rogers
taintradio.org, music 24/7 – non-commercial, listener-funded
A venue for independent producers
JazzWeek Internet Station of the Year 2011

700 billion listeners can’t be wrong

PO Box 12376
Raleigh, NC 27605-2376

What do you mean, you can’t dance to it? – Hal Russell

taint town live – 06/14/2014

fri&sat mid.-3am (eastern); mon&wed 9-mid., tues. 8-11am

Yard Byard, Strolling Along (The Jaki Byard Project: Inch by Inch) 2014
Variable Density Sound Orchestra, Heart Is Only A Part (Evolving Strategies) 2013
Mario Pavone w/Dave Ballou, Peter Madsen, Adam Matlock, Carl Testa & Steve Johns, elkna (Street Songs) 2014
Mark Buselli, title (Untold Stories) 2014
Harold Mabern, Charade (Right on Time) 2014
Rudy Royston, Goodnight Kinyah (303) 2014

Dom Minasi & Michael Jefry Stevens, Slanty Blues (Angel’s Dance) 2013
Ted Rosenthal Trio, Someone To Watch Over Me (Rhapsody In Gershwin) 2014
Angelica Sanchez & Wadada Leo Smith, Veinular Rub (Twine Forest) 2013
Lena Bloch, Beautiful You (Feathery) 2014
Fred Hersch w/Jay Clayton, Blame It on My Youth (Beautiful Love) 1992

Joel Harrison w/Glenn Patscha, Jeremy Clemons & Michael Bates, Do You Remember Big Mama Thornton? (Mother Stump) 2014
Steve Coleman & Five Elements, Eight Base Probing (On the Rising of the 64 Paths) 2002
Terry Allen, The Wolfman Of Del Rio (Lubbock On Everything)
Kelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Zincali (Kelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble) 2012

CC Adcock, Runaway Life (Lafayette Marquis) 2004
Dave Stryker, Money (8 Track) 2014
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Money (I Learned the Hard Way) 2010
Terry Klinefelter, Money (Zingaro) 2013
Terri Lyne Carrington, title (Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue) 2013
The Microscopic Septet, Money Money Money (Lobster Leaps In) 2008

John Hollenbeck, The Moon’s a Harsh Mistress (Songs I Like a Lot) 2013
Myra Melford, Moonless Night (Life Carries Me This Way) 2013
Sara Serpa/Ran Blake, Love Lament (Aurora) 2012
Ambrose Akinmusire, Ceaseless Inexhaustible Child (The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint) 2014

*time is relative

Bob Rogers
taintradio.org, music 24/7 – non-commercial, listener-funded
A venue for independent producers
JazzWeek Internet Station of the Year 2011

700 billion listeners can’t be wrong

PO Box 12376
Raleigh, NC 27605-2376

What do you mean, you can’t dance to it? – Hal Russell