Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 6/24 & Tues 6/28

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Is it really time for the last roundup? Yes, it seems so: taintradio is moving from the tubes of the interwebs to the akashic downloads of, take your pick, the aether or the realms of dark matter and energy. Never mind that I’ve been off the digital air for a couple of months of purgatorial drubbing in a dayjob that left me without the time or energy to put a show together. But on this week’s Updoc, the last Updoc for the moment—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Times Square Time—I’ve managed to lash together a series of musical statements that might add up to a profession of faith in what music can do for us, here in the mortal world, while we’re gazing up at the stars. Bracketed by two monuments of visionary uplift from John Coltrane and Charles Ives, I’ve brought some old friends and usual suspects into the frame. Originally I’d intended Updoc to live up to its name by being so wide-ranging as to be unpredictable, but as longtime listeners will know, I ended up mostly yo-yo’ing back and forth between jazz and so-called classical music, obeying an irresistible personal gravity: I was always more hedgehog than fox, and so it went. And now it goes, with thanks to Bob Rogers for creating taintradio and inviting a bunch of us in, and in gratitude to those of you who thought it worthwhile to tune in. I’m no fan of Friedrich Nietzsche, but he got at least one thing right: “Without music life would be a mistake.” Thanks for joining this piece of the ride, one and all.

Death Valley Radio Program 895

Death Valley Radio is a format-free program for the musically curious.

In this age of bland radio programming (both commercial and non-) and automated music services, DVR is still built by hand, non-algorithmically — one set at a time.

Death Valley Radio can be heard here at taintradio on Saturday, June 25, at 10:00 PM ET and Wednesday, June 29, at 10:00 AM ET.

Death Valley Radio will continue to be heard at wnti.org on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM ET.

DVR program 895 features break-up songs (Patty Loveless, Sara Watkins, Dolly Parton); electric blues (James Blood Ulmer, William Bell, Charlie Musselwhite, R.L. Burnside); Western music (Asleep at the Wheel with Willie Nelson, Bill Frisell with Petra Haden, Michael Nesmith & the First National Band); the last song recorded by New Orleans pianist, songwriter, producer and arranger Allen Toussaint; and new cuts by Paul Simon, Big Thief, John Doe with Debby Harry, 9Bach, Pascal Schumacher and Florian Weber, Marissa Nadler and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.

Each week’s playlist will be archived until the end of time at deathvalleyradio.org.

Death Valley Radio Program 894

Death Valley Radio is a format-free program for the musically curious.

In this age of bland radio programming (both commercial and non-) and automated music services, DVR is still built by hand, non-algorithmically — one set at a time.

Death Valley Radio can be heard here at taintradio on Saturdays at 10:00 PM ET and Wednesdays at 10:00 AM ET.

DVR program 894 features hokum blues (Tommy McClennan, Paul Asbell, Ivas John); a little traveling music (Sara Watkins, Son Volt, Robert Ellis, Angaleena Presley, Big Thief, Liz Phair, Aimee Mann); a short visit to Twin Peaks (Blake Mills, Marissa Nadler, Angelo Badalamenti); subversive party music (MURS with Snoop Dogg and LaToiya Williams, N.A.S.A. with George Clinton and Chali 2na, Salt-N-Pepa); big-beat synth pop (Jesus Jones, Janet Jackson, Paloma Faith); and new music from trumpeter Cuong Vu and guitarist Pat Metheny.

Each week’s playlist will be archived until the end of time at deathvalleyradio.org.

Death Valley Radio Program 893

Death Valley Radio is a format-free program for the musically curious.

In this age of bland radio programming (both commercial and non-) and automated music services, DVR is still built by hand, non-algorithmically — one set at a time.

Death Valley Radio can be heard here at taintradio on Saturdays at 10:00 PM ET and Wednesdays at 10:00 AM ET.

DVR program 893 features Southern gospel, blues, soul and crickets (North Mississippi Allstars, Rev. I.D. Back, the Soul Seekers, Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, Ann Peebles, Roberta Flack, Ruthie Foster); no-nonsense rock ‘n’ roll (Chuck Berry, Dave Alvin, Marty Stuart); more crickets (Ryuichi Sakamoto, Bryce Dessner and Martín Hernández); Brian Eno’s new cover of Lou Reed’s “I’m Set Free”; saxophonist Colin Stetson’s new interpretation of “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs,” written by Polish composer Henryk Górecki in 1976; and new music from Marissa Nadler, Jonah Smith, Omara “Bombino” Moctar, Jon Irabagon, Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith.

Each week’s playlist will be archived until the end of time at deathvalleyradio.org.

Downhome with Howling Dick (Ep 141 A Bit Of A Curates Egg)

It’s getting crowded on the porch this time around as Dick welcomes 100,000 people just as he’s receiving music from surprising sources and educating us about critics. None of this thankfully gets in the way of an hour of some of the best blues and roots on the net.

You can download the podcast  here on Taint, subscribe at iTunes or by RSS feed (www.howlingdick.com/podcast/feed) and not only are there links to the artists on this page down below 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 ya!

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Petunia and The Vipers – “For Barry – get well bro!”

I Must Have That Man Louis Armstrong Complete Hot Five & Hot Seven VIDEO
Play With Your Post James Cotton Deep In The Blues VIDEO
Bright Light Petunia & the Vipers Petunia & The Vipers VIDEO
Need a Little More Time Sugaray Rayford Dangerous VIDEO
Alabama Woman Blues Eric Clapton I Still Do [Bonus Track] VIDEO
Johnny law William Elliott Whitmore Animals In The Dark VIDEO
Weighted Mind Sierra Hull Weighted Mind VIDEO
Richard Nixon’s Welfare Blues Thomas Shaw Born In Texas VIDEO
Little Silver Steve Dawson Solid States and Loose Ends VIDEO
Cold Hearted Woman Magic Slim & The Teardrops Tin Pan Alley VIDEO
A Tribute To Sonny Boy Williamson Junior Wells American Folk Blues Festival ’66 VIDEO
My Lover Barbara & The Browns The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 VIDEO
I Believe to My Soul Donny Hathaway Everything Is Everything VIDEO
Golden Rose (One Rainy Wish) Jimi Hendrix In The Studio Vol 1 VIDEO

 

Death Valley Radio Program 892

Death Valley Radio is a format-free program for the musically curious.

In this age of bland radio programming (both commercial and non-) and automated music services, DVR is still built by hand, non-algorithmically — one set at a time.

Death Valley Radio can be heard here at taintradio on Saturdays at 10:00 PM ET and Wednesdays at 10:00 AM ET.

DVR program 892 salutes the Carter Family (Mother Maybelle Carter, Ralph Stanley, Emmylou Harris, Matt Wilson’s Happy Family) and features train songs in a country vein (John Doe, Paul Reddick, Pam Tillis, Dwight Yoakam, Tate Moore); death letters (Son Volt, Neil Young, Beck, Cassandra Wilson); T. Rex and Western Saharan rock (Kel Assouf, Bombino, Tinariwen, Nayim Alal with Ali Mohamed); the Ragazze Quartet and Kapok’s new interpretation of “Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector,” a piece written by Terry Riley for Kronos Quartet in 1980; Mostly Other People Do the Killing’s spirited cover of Billy Joel’s “Allentown”; and some astute political analysis, courtesy of Dr. John: “Whenever anything goes wrong, we’ve got someone to blame — Them!

Each week’s playlist will be archived until the end of time at deathvalleyradio.org.

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and hopefully the last.

Death Valley Radio Program 891

Death Valley Radio is a format-free program for the musically curious.

In this age of bland radio programming (both commercial and non-) and automated music services, DVR is still built by hand, non-algorithmically — one set at a time.

Death Valley Radio can be heard here at taintradio on Saturdays at 10:00 PM ET and Wednesdays at 10:00 AM ET.

DVR program 891 features Mark Lanegan’s rendition of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s “The Ballad of Mack the Knife”; sun songs (John Doe, Luther Dickinson, Ronnie Spector, the Walker Brothers); sweet soul music (Etta James, Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson, Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, James Carr, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin); Tony Joe White’s story of Polk Salad Annie and her mama, “a wretched, spiteful, straight-razor totin’ woman”; bassist Eleonore Oppenheim’s new recording of “La Isla Mágica,” written by Puerto Rican multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón; and new music from Instruments of Happiness, David Torn, 9Bach, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Ash Koosha, Rudresh Mahanthappa and Henning Sieverts.

Each week’s playlist will be archived until the end of time at deathvalleyradio.org.

Death Valley Radio Program 890

Death Valley Radio is a format-free program for the musically curious.

In this age of bland radio programming (both commercial and non-) and automated music services, DVR is still built by hand, non-algorithmically — one set at a time.

Death Valley Radio can be heard here at taintradio on Saturdays at 10:00 PM ET and Wednesdays at 10:00 AM ET.

DVR program 890 features a Let’s Go Crazy opening set (M. Ward, Beck, P.M. Dawn, Prince, Cream); Ennio Morricone’s score to the 1973 spaghetti western My Name Is Nobody; John Doe’s new album dedicated to his friend Michael Blake, author of Dancing with Wolves and an advocate for Native American rights; a Life Is Hard set (Andrew Bird, Jim White, Timbuk3, Hanan Townsend); new music from Canadian harpist Valérie Minot; Ronnie Spector’s new cover of a song first recorded by Scottish pop singer Lulu; scathing and hopeful political and social commentary (Robert Glasper, Lupe Fiasco, Bilal, Common, Lalah Hathaway); Miranda Cuckson and Blair McMillen’s new recording of Béla Bartók’s “Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano”; and accordionist William Schimmel’s original piece inspired by Arnold Schoenberg.

Each week’s playlist will be archived until the end of time at deathvalleyradio.org.

Downhome with Howling Dick (Ep.140 “Those Mellifluous Tones”)

This week howling’s hoping his wife isn’t listening whilst  two brothers fight it out on the porch.Happily, there’s also a  father and daughter in harmony to restore family unity, in fact theres a selection of Blueshounds from Chicago to Turin joining Dick for an hour of some of the finest blues ‘n roots on the net.

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Link Wray – “Invented the power chord”

One Million Railroad Ties From Home Jimmie Dolan & His Texas Ramblers Swingbillies – 1947-52 VIDEO
Am I Wrong Keb’ Mo’ Keb’ Mo’ VIDEO
I Was Wrong (Featuring Lurrie Bell) Matteo Sansonetto Blues Revue My Life Began to Change VIDEO
Screamin’ and Cryin’ Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues Country Man VIDEO
Six Letters Cécile Doo-Kingué Anybody Listening: Dialogues, Pt. 2 VIDEO
Pickin’ the Blues Elmore James The Final Sessions VIDEO
Milk Cow Blues [Live] The Kinks At The BBC VIDEO
Rise And Fall Of Jimmy Stokes Link Wray Rumble VIDEO
Somebody Stole My Thunder Georgie Fame Somebody Stole My Thunder VIDEO
Ratchet Blues Eric Sardinas Sticks and Stones VIDEO
Fire and Gasoline Omar & The Howlers The Kitchen Sink VIDEO
I Don’t Want No Woman Magic Sam West Side Soul VIDEO
It’s My Own Fault BB King & Bobby “Blue” Bland Together For The First Time… Live! VIDEO
Night Time Is The Right Time Rufus & Carla Thomas The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 VIDEO
I’m Glad Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Safe As Milk VIDEO
St James Infirmary Blues Yellow Dog Rhythm & Blues Band Box Deluxe VIDEO