Monkey Mind – 07/06/2009

Here’s the most recent Monkey Mind playlist.

Time Song Artist Album
3pm Your Saving Grace Steve Miller Band Best of 1968-73
  Hard on the Levee Frankie Miller The Rock
  You Change Your Mind Raspberries
  Gramme Friday The Fall Grotesque
  The King of Nothing Never East River Pipe The Gasoline Age
  Piano Percussion Lee Pui Ming Strange Beauty: New Music For Piano
  When We're Alone (Penthouse Serenade) Anita O'Day/Nat King Cole Trio
  Sing a Song of Summer John Martyn The Tumbler
  New Prisoner's Song Dock Boggs His Folkways Years: 1963-1968
  Georgia Boogie Curley Williams and his Georgia Peach Pickers Hillbilly Boogie
  G.I. Boogie Don Whitney Hillbilly Boogie
  Strange Love Slim Harpo Best of Slim Harpo
  One Two Brown Eyes Them The Story of Them
  Ship Ahoy O'Jays Ship Ahoy
  Rebel Music Azeem w/Variable Unit MayhemMystics
4pm Ladilikan Djigui Frikyiwa
  Quitters Never Win Doctor John Definitive Pop Collection
  Heartbeat War Why Can't We Be Friends?
  Fantasy Sequins/Glass Box George Harrison Wonderwall
  Dreamer Deceiver Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny
  Chinese Radiation Pere Ubu The Chess Box
  Burst!Crack!Split! The Ex Joggers & Smoggers
  Brickbat The Ex Joggers & Smoggers
  Soiled Little Filly Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
  From the Diary of Hermann Doubt This Kind of Punishment A Beard of Bees
  Good Behavior The Bellrays Let It Blast.
  She Caught the Katy and Left Me a Mule to Ride Albert King Stax Profiles
  In Your Eyes War Deliver the Word

FreeWorldNetworkRadio-X – 07/16/2009

Here we are in episode #6. The 2nd hour features an interview with progressive blues artist – Michael Hill’s Blues Mob. The interview runs 1 hour, 1min. and 10 seconds. Excuse me for the over-run… In the future and in general I will post interviews no longer than 30 mins. Meantime, get all the info you can from this great artist and friend. Enjoy.
– Bruce

Time Song Artist Album
noon Zoege Bnyat Bghauwni El Amal Arabisch Oranje
  Que Bloco E Esse Ile Aiye Canto Negro
  Te Va A Doler Maelo Ruiz The Essential Guide To Salsa
  Ven A Medellin Grupo Gale The Essential Guide To Salsa
  Zeppo Reptet Do This!
  Lullaby For Naomi Burnt Sugar feat. Jared Nickerson & Matana Roberts More Than Post Human
  The Gift Sharrif Simmons The Echo Effect
  Just A Villain Gary Thomas Just A Villain
  If I Can't Live Without You Then Why Aren't I Dead? From Chimpan-A to Chimpan-Z Afro-Punk Compilation
  Roses Mos Def Ecstatic
  I Wish I Were Twins Fats Waller A Portrait Of Fats Waller
  Steppin' On Toes Nublu Orchestra Conducted by Butch Morris Nublu Orchestra conducted by Butch Morris
  Deliver Material Seven Souls
  Dr. T.L.D. The Jazz Expressions On The Road
1pm Interview w/ Michael Hill's Blues Mob Michael Hill's Blues Mob FWNR-X Exclusive
  Big Top Shuffle Michael Hill's Blues Mob Suite: Larger Than Life
  Cosmic Slop Michael Hill's Blues Mob Suite: Larger Than Life

FreeWorldNetworkRadio-X Interviews Michael Hill’s Blues Mob

Greetings, music lovers!  This is your host and producer of FWNR-X -Bruce Mack and I just wanted to let you know I did an interview last night with Michael Hill’s Blues Mob and it will be featured in hour 2 of episode 6 (7/16/09 and 7/19/09) and runs about 50 minutes, followed by a couple of the bands songs.  Guitarist/vocalist/composer-Michael Hill, drummer/vocalist-Bill McClellan and bassist/vocalist-Mike Griot are great musicians and performers and longtime friends of mine who I have the honor of getting some inside scoop on their current and future projects and upcoming performances in South Orange, New Jersey at Baird Park.   So please join us if you would like to get acquainted with this contemporary Blues band.

Some journalistic wisdom:

“Hill writes songs that make other young musicians seem ignorant of the real world in which we all live … Hill is truly the bluesman piloting the music into the next century.”
— Blues Revue

“Hill writes songs that make most of his peers seem either empty-headed or self-obsessed. As a singer, writer and most impressively as a guitarist, he celebrates the blues form without being shackled to it, creating a sound that’s referential and relevant at the same time. Alternately scorching and soaring solos.”
-Washington Post

“Forward-thinking Michael Hill nods to rock, reggae and New York soul. He takes chances, stretching boundaries with supple, super-charged solos … Kick-ass and world-class.”
— Guitar Player

So please join me for my first artist interview feature.

All the best, B.

Updoc 49: Some Dare Call it Fusion: 7/10/09

Opening theme: Art Ensemble of Chicago: Nice Guys [title tune] (ECM)

1.    Joe Zawinul/WDR Big Band: Brown Street [title tune] (Heads Up/Telarc)
2.    Miles Davis: Honky Tonk: The Cellar Door Sessions (Sony)
3.    Jimi Hendrix: Bleeding Heart: His Greatest Hits (Live); (Legacy International)
4.    Trio Beyond (Jack DeJohnette/Paul Scofield/Larry Goldings): Emergency; Saudades (ECM)
5.    Joe Zawinul/WDR Big Band: Procession; Brown Street (Heads Up/Telarc)
6.    Wayne Shorter: Serenata; Alegría (Verve)
7.    Gil Evans: Zee Zee: Live at the Public Theatre New York 1980 (Evidence)
8.    Miles Davis: Zimbabwe; Pangaea (Columbia)

FreeWorldNetworkRadio-X – 07/09/2009

This is Episode 5 of FWNR-X. Took a moment to pay tribute to MJ and his family at the beginning of first segment. Enjoy the music, enjoy life and “Enjoy Yourself”.

Time Song Artist Album
noon Why You Wanna Trip On Me Michael Jackson Dangerous
  Human Nature Michael Jackson Thriller
  Black Or White Michael Jackson Dangerous
  Skywriter The Jackson 5 Skywriter
  Humalong and Dance The Jackson 5 Get It Together
  Workin' Day and Night Michael Jackson Off The Wall
  I Just Want to Be Cameo Secret Omen
  Gumbe Pauschal Jean-Paul Bourelly Cutmotion
  Ancients Speak Melvin Gibb's Elevated Entity Ancients Speak
  Origin Nioka Workman Fantasy
  Bibou Daby Toure World Is Africa
  Tumba La Cana Celia Cruz Exitos Vol. IV
  Pass It On M. Nahadr Eclectic is M
  Family Tree TV On The Radio Dear Science
  Smile Janelle Monae Metropolis
5pm Baby Talk Apollo Heights Baby Talk EP
  Fallin & Foolin' Smoota Fetishes
  Yambo Salif Keita World Is Africa
  Love To Tical Burnt Sugar Making Love to the Dark Ages
  Negretta Mia Andrew Lamb Portrait In The Mist
  Smitty John Esposito A Book Of Five Rings
  Uncle Red Marvin Sewell Group The Worker's Dance
  Tristan In The Sky Graham Haynes BPM
  In The Beginning K'Naan The Dusty Foot Philosopher
  Stretch Out Midnight Rule the Time
  Bliss Like This Ani DeFranco Educated Guess
  Good & Plenty Carolyn Crawford Conquer The World: The Lost Soul of Philadelphia International Records
  Countless Excuses PPP Abundance
  Take Your Time Jeremy Ellis Lotus Blooms

Updoc 48: July 4/War Wreck I Am: 7/03/09

Opening theme: Louis Armstrong: Stardust: Giants of Jazz (Time/Life)

1 – 3. Duke Ellington: Sunset and the Mockingbird; Northern Lights; The Single Petal of a Rose (The Queen’s Suite); The Ellington Suites (Pablo/Prestige)
4. The Carla Bley Band: Spangled Banner Minor; European Tour 1977 (Watt/ECM)
5. Benjamin Britten/New Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus/Wandsworth School Boys Choir/Carlo Maria Giulini/Melos Ensemble/Benjamin Britten/Peter Pears/Stefania Woytowicz/Hans Wilbrink; War Requiem (BBC Legends)

FreeWorldNetworkRadio-X – 07/02/2009

This is Episode #4. The Play list for Episode#2 is not posted. If you would like to see what I played in episode #2, just drop me an email and I’ll send it to you. Enjoy.

Time Song Artist Album
noon What's Hardcore K'Naan The Dusty Foot Philosopher
  Spit At It Honey Child Rock&Roll Reparations
  Terra Dance Claude Gomis Seeds of Baobab
  In So Many Words Mark Peterson The Blue Room
  Sun Of Shango Melvin Gibbs' Elevated Entity Ancients Speak
  Aganju Sola Unknown Songs For Orishas
  Nevermind M. Nahadr Eclectic is M
  Booty Doctor Kelvynator ReFunk a Nation
  Artistya Amadou & Mariam Dimanche A Bamako
  Soulaje Do A Katalina Unknown Music of Guadaloupe
  Nna Zama Ikhwani Safaa M Taara 2/Musique
  Educated Fools Damian Marley Halfway Tree
  Mark Anthony Speaks Don Byron Do The Boomerang
  Rhythm People Steve Coleman and Five Elements Rhythm People
1pm I Aint Scared On Ka'a Davis Seeds of Djuke
  The Prophets Radio Citizen Berlin Serengeti
  Before David Midnight & Luster Kings Infinite Quality
  Crazy Voodo Fe Afro-Punk Compilation
  Majno MaBi Ramiro Musotto Civilizacao & Barbarye
  You've Got It Made Kevin & Patrice Starting Now
  The Color Of My Circumference Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd In What Language?
  A Charmed Life J-Live All Of The Above
  Flying Saucer People Trevor Exter Flying Saucer People
  Abundance PPP Abundance
5pm Downstairs Nublu Orchestra w/Butch Morris Nublu Orchestra conducted by Butch Morris
  The Fifth Escape Tricky Dilemma J.P.Parker: Viewed From 9 Dimensions
  Summer Love The Blackbyrds Greatest Hits
  Thierno De Conakry Jean-Paul Bourelly Trance Atlantic (Boom Bop II)

Songs on Toast – 07/3/2009

Time Song Artist Album
10pm Play Your Part (Pt. 1) Girl Talk Feed the Animals
  Caminno Ramiro Musotto Sudaka
  Chagachaga Ibimeni Garifuna Traditional Music From Guatemala
  My Soul Is A Witness Austin Coleman Broadcasting the Blues: Black Blues in the Segregation Era
  nno Alla Leggerezza Mike Mainieri Leucasia
  El Sáhara es un tesoro Mariem Hassan A pesar de las heridas - Sahrauis
  Jajouka Black Eyes II Master Musicians of Jajouka Master Musicians of Jajouka
  Adari Labugana Ibimeni Garifuna Traditional Music From Guatemala
  Jack Soul Brasileiro Lenine Na Pressão
  Ngol Jimol Afrissippi Fulani Journey
  Mojo Boogie J.B. Lenoir Vietnam Blues
  Bootlegger's Blues Alvin Youngblood Hart Down in the Alley
  Different Groove Adam Hood Different Groove
  Chalabati Merchane Family Gnawa Home Songs
  Angoulousse Ce Lan Mo Eugène Mona Vol I - 1975-1978
  I´m So Worried Napoleon Strickland Traveling Through The Jungle
  Santo Domingo Los Cumbiamberos De Pacheco Cumbia Cumbia 2
  Te Imagino Las Ondas Marteles Homenaje a Miguel Angel Ruiz
  Hey Joe Otis Taylor Recapturing The Banjo
11pm Fixit men Jesca Hoop Silverscreen Demos
  Roses Have Thorns Larry John McNally Buddy Holly
  Oh Girl Melanie Zipin Final Mix
  daddy's little girl Alice Texas 2009
  Three O’Clock In The Morning Blues Ike And Tina Turner Sing The Blues
  Tell Me What I've Done Howlin' Wolf chess box
  Oh Mary, Don't You Weep The Swan Silvertones Singin' In My Soul
  I'll Be Your Shelter (In The Time Of Storm) Terry Evans Fire In The Feeling
  I Don't Want To Go Down There Two Gospel Keys Guitar Evangelists Vol. 2
  Somewhere West Larry John McNally Buddy Holly
  After the Revival Brian Blade Mama Rosa
  Fool's Paradise Charles Brown Driftin' Blues - The Best Of Charles Brown
  Girl Downtown Hayes Carll Trouble In Mind
  22 Days Too Long Adam Hood Different Groove
  Adodo Berta Tribe Sudan: Music of the Blue Nile Province
  Genggong Solo David Lewiston Bali Sampler '66
  Last Week of August Larry John McNally BQE

Great free avant/new classical/experimental music site

I’ve recently been loving the hell out of Art of the States, a collection of sometimes astonishingly good American music, focusing on “new, unusual, and lesser-known repertoire.” You can search by composer, instrumentation, genre and more. Detailed notes and the use of full pieces, not excerpts, make it my absolute fave music site at the moment. Thought I’d share.