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

Death Valley Radio Program 889

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 889 features songs about the sea (Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop, Andrew Bird with Blake Mills, Jane Antonia Cornish and Decoda, June Tabor); Sturgill Simpson’s new cover of Nirvana’s “In Bloom”; old-school electronics (Ash Koosha, Shugo Tokumaru, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Phillip Bimstein, Jon Brion); actor Maxine Peake reading a short piece by playwright Chloë Moss over music by guitarist Ben Monder; and Frédéric Chopin’s “Marche Funèbre (Funeral March)” quoted by Leyla McCalla with Marc Ribot, Fanfare Ciocărlia with Rom Bengale, Dr. John and Jason Moran’s Bandwagon.

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

Jazz Worldwide #132 9 May 2016

Song Title Artist Album Title Composer Record Label


Serpentine Fire Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane and Matthew Garrison In Movement Maurice White-Verdine White-Reginald Burke ECM
Blue in Green Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane and Matthew Garrison In Movement Miles Davis-Bill Evans ECM
Polo Pony Roni Ben-Hur, Santi Debriano and Duduka Fonseca Our Thing Manhattan Style Antonio Carlos Jobim Jazzheads
Home Roni Ben-Hur, Santi Debriano and Duduka Fonseca Our Thing Manhattan Style Roni Ben-Hur Jazzheads
Shuffle Boil Kenny Barron Trio Book of Intuition Thelonious Monk Impulse
Light Blue Kenny Barron Trio Book of Intuition Thelonious Monk Impulse
Toridanzon Omar Sosa Real Live Omar Sosa Otá
Sad Meeting Omar Sosa Ilé Omar Sosa Otá
Light in the Sky Omar Sosa JOG Omar Sosa Otá
Shush Ralph Alessi Quiver Ralph Alessi ECM
Off the Coast Michel Benita and Ethics River Silver Michel Benita ECM
On and On Jon Balke Warp Jon Balke ECM
Con Alma Julian Shore Which Way Now Dizzy Gillespie Tone Rogue
Angel Eyes Rotem Sivan Trio A New Dance Matt Dennis-Earl Brent Fresh Sound New Talent
The Way You Play My Heart Tord Gustavsen with Jarle Vespestad What Was Said Tord Gustavsen ECM
River Chanty Julia Hülsmann Quartet A Clear Midnight Kurt Weill ECM
I’ll Remember April Bill Charlap Trio Notes from New York Gene DePaul-Patricia Johnston-Don Raye Impulse-Verve
Five Days in May George Freeman and Chico Freeman All in the Family Chico Freeman-Reto Weber-Jan Pulsford Southport
Oh What a Beautiful Morning Ben Monder Amorphae Richard Rodgers-Oscar Hammerstein II ECM
Charade Leslie Pintchik True North Henry Mancini Pintch Hard

Downhome with Howling Dick (Ep 139 Turned Up Bupkis)

Howling’s on the porch again where someone’s had an accident with their guitar, someone else has a matching bonnet and dress,  whilst two others are having an identity crisis. Who are these people? Can they play the blues? Sure they can, but  you’ll only find out by listening to an hour of Dick spinning some of the finest roots music on the net.

You can also download the show as a podcast at www.howlingdick.com or 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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Lonnie Donegan “King of Skiffle”

Diddy Wah Diddy Bo Diddley Bo’s Blues VIDEO
Got My Passport RJ Mischo Everything I Need VIDEO
Triple Lindig Jonn Del Toro Richardson Tengo Blues VIDEO
Rat’s Ass Danny Barnes Get Myself Together (10 Years Later) VIDEO
You Gonna Miss Me Tom Shaka Bless My Soul VIDEO
Why Do Everything Happen To Me B.B. King Kent Singles 1958-1971 VIDEO
Can’t Trust Your Neighbour Freddie King King of the Blues VIDEO
Turpentine Blues Will Weldon Memphis Jug Bands Box Set VIDEO
Corinne, Corrina Blind Arvella Gray Blues From Maxwell Street, 1960 & 1965 VIDEO
Still A Fool Gary Smith Mountain Top West Coast Blues Session Vol. 1 – Be Careful What You Wish For VIDEO
Way Down South Harmonica Hinds Anything if I could VIDEO
Born In Chicago Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Soundstage VIDEO
Lost John Van MorrisonLonnie DoneganChris Barber The Skiffle Sessions VIDEO
I’ll Change My Style Shoji Naito New Cool Old School VIDEO
(Mama, Mama) Wish Me Good Luck Carla Thomas The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 VIDEO
Bus Shelter Blues Zora Young Chicago’s Finest Ladies VIDEO

Death Valley Radio Program 888

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 888 features Merle Haggard, who died on April 6 at age 79; Woody Guthrie’s best Donald Trump impersonation; Ira Louvin’s apocalyptic warnings by way of Buddy Miller and Uncle Tupelo; Bill Frisell’s new arrangement of the main theme from Elmer Bernstein’s score to the film adaptation of Harper Lee’s 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird; some virtuosic whistling from Andrew Bird and Clem Snide; David Lang’s sensual adaptation of the Old Testament’s Song of Songs; cellist Maya Beiser’s rendition of a piece written by Brazilian percussionist Naná Vasconcelos, who died on March 9 at age 71; and new music from the Welsh sextet 9Bach, Leyla McCalla, Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop, Lucinda Williams, and film composer Hanan Townshend.

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

Death Valley Radio Program 887

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 887 features electronic pop (Vampire Weekend, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Juana Molina, Ry Cooder with Juliette Commagere); Wadada Leo Smith and John Lindberg’s tribute to AEC bassist Malachi Favors; music from Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith’s new seven-part suite inspired by the paintings and writings of Indian modern artist Nasreen Mohamedi; a double quartet led by composer, bassist and cellist Henning Sieverts; and new music from M. Ward, Andrew Bird, the Canadian electric-guitar quartet Instruments of Happiness, the Haitian ensemble Lakou Mizik, and Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil recorded live in concert.

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

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 4/22 & Tues 4/26

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Okay, let’s say 1965. And let’s round off and call that 50 years ago. In 1965 we knew a lot about what Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane represented and where they were going; and yes there were surprises, not least by a long shot John Coltrane’s sudden, shocking departure two years later—for me, an unfixable hole had been kicked in the world; but in ’65 he was taking his classic quartet, after a series of unbreakable limits broken, to its actual limit, while Sonny Rollins was flickering in and out of the avant-garde, sometimes with utter mastery of old and new materials, sometimes comporting himself so strangely that his discomfort seemed interplanetary, for a while. To cut to the bridge: no tenor saxophonist has been as original or influential since. 50 years! In earlier decades jazz did not go like that. There could be no one after Charlie Parker, and then there were a number of people after Charlie Parker, our two heroes among them; but no one (to simplify) of their size and influence since. Is that necessarily a terrible thing? Beethoven (to simplify) loomed irremovably over the entire Western classical 19th century, but that didn’t prevent a number of composers of genius from emerging and making their unforgettable marks, and the music they represented was anything but dead. This week on Updoc—Friday at 8 PM and noon next Tuesday, Birdland Vanguard Half Note Five Spot time—we continue our celebration of Sonny Rollins’ Road Shows Vol. 4 with four more tracks from that new CD, bracketed by a number of older Rollins classics, including his one-time recorded pairing with John Coltrane, 1956’s elided confrontation on Tenor Madness; each man In a Sentimental Mood four-plus decades apart; and two recordings from 1961 and ’62 in which each man goes for broke at length in his own way. A couple of hours of that and then let’s see if anything has changed our minds about where we are now and what it all means, man.

Downhome with Howling Dick (Ep 138 A Bloody Good Fry Up)

This time out Dick’s contemplating getting a hat, skipping through albums and pondering a singers fate. So whats all this got to do with blues? – who knows? But theres still an hour of fabulous music to listen to between the nonsense, so come onto the porch!

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Hip Linkchain “How do you get a name like that?”

Lonesome Train Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson Somebody Done Stole My Cherry Red VIDEO
Cripple Creek Blue Swamp Band Voodoo Soup VIDEO
Elevator Man Lena & The Slide Brothers The Road VIDEO
Walking Blues Bonnie Lee Sweetheart Of The Blues VIDEO
Walking Blues Hip Linkchain Change My Blues VIDEO
Bad Feelin’ Blues Blind Blake All the Published Sides VIDEO
Whiskey And Good Time Blues Big Bill Broonzy Whiskey And Good Time Blues VIDEO
Raise the Devil Mary Flower Instrumental Breakdown VIDEO
Ludella Ian Seigal & Jimbo Mathus Wayward Sons VIDEO
Trouble In Mind Detroit Junior Take Out the Time VIDEO
Chicago Bound Willie Kent Everybody Needs Somebody VIDEO
Hound Dog Alfie Smith & Nicole Christian Come On In My Kitchen VIDEO
Beggar Man Long John Hunter Looking For A Party VIDEO
I’ll Take Good Care Of You (Second Version) Terry Reid Super Lungs VIDEO
Why Should I Suffer With The Blues The Canes The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 VIDEO
Don’t Put No Headstone On My Grave Jerry Lee Lewis The Many Sides VIDEO