Songs on Toast – 02/12/2010

You Send Me-demo 1:44 Sam Cooke SAR Records Story
Tell Me What Is True Love 2:03 Bert Janch Rosemary Lane
I’ll Take Care Of You 2:26 Bobby “Blue” Bland Two Steps From The Blues
Once-Touched By Flame 2:54 Tim Hardin Suite For Susan Moore
That’s The Way Love Goes 3:10 Willie Nelson To Lefty From Willie
My Funny Valentine 6:01 Miles Davis Quintet Chronicles – The Complete Prestige Recordings 1951-1956
You Still Believe In Me 2:35 The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
Summer_ruffMix 4:30 Byron isaacs Jan 29 mix
For Your Precious Love 2:54 Otis Redding Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding
I Love You More Than Words Can Say Karen Dalton It’s So Hard To Tell Who’s Going To Love You The Best
I’ll Be Seeing You (1944 Single) 3:33 Billie Holiday The Complete Commodore Recordings
Come Rain Or Come Shine 3:43 Ray Charles Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection
When Something Is Wrong Charlie Rich Feel Like Going Home: The Essential Charlie Rich
The Book Of Love 2:42 The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs
Guardian Angel 3:20 Mink Deville Return to Magenta
When You Love Me 2:35 Memphis Minnie American Blues Legends
I’ll Keep It With Mine 5:55 Fairport Convention Meet On The Ledge: The Classic Years (1967-1975)
More To Love 4:39 Nick Holmes White Elephant
Sua Estupidez 3:50 Gal Costa Gal Costa
Intro To Let’s Stay Together 0:37 Al Green Greatest Hits
Let’s Stay Together 3:20 Al Green Greatest Hits
I Just Wanted To See You So Bad Lucinda Williams Lucinda Williams
Where The Railroads Run On Time Brian Cullman OK SAVANT
Take Me Girl 2:35 Neptunes Soul Defenders At Studio One
Denise 1:59 Randy & Rainbows The Doo Wop Box Vol. 4
Church Bells May Ring 2:25 The Willows The Doo Wop Box
I Feel Fine 2:20 The Beatles Past Masters
No Matter What You Do 2:48 Love Love
Lovin’ You 2:33 Lovin Spoonful Anthology
Peace Of Mind 4:11 Neil Young Comes A Time R
The Times You’ve Come 3:39 Jackson Browne For Everyman
Lead Me On 2:06 Bobby “Blue” Bland Two Steps From The Blues
When Heart Is Open 15:07 Van Morrison Common One

FreeWorldNetworkRadio-X – 02/11/2010

Episode #33: The Valentine’s Special…

Time Song Artist Album
noon I'm so Glad (To Be Loved By You) The Cornelius Brothers Classic Masters
  Love You Right Morgan Heritage Strictly The Best
  Love Me Or Leave Me Nina Simone Pastel Blues
  Dimples Horace Silver The Jody Grind
  Its Your Thing The Isley Brothers It's Our Thing
  Use Me Bill Withers Still Bill
  Hello Heavenly Keziah Jones Rhythm Is Love
  By Your Side Sade (Cottonbelly Remix) Red Hot + Riot: The Music and Spirit of Fela Kuti
  My fair Lady David Byrne The Wired CD: Rip, Burn, Share
  La La La Jack Constanzo Back From Havana
  Please Baby Don't Sergio Mendes feat. John Legend Timeless
  Mindblowing Decisions Heatwave Central Heating
  Special Lady Ray, Goodman & Brown Ray, Goodman & Brown
  My One and Only Love Sonny Rollins All The Things You Are
5pm Flushed From the Bathroom of Your Heart Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison
  What We Really Want Roseanne Cash Interiors
  Be My Somebody Norah Jones Not Too Late
  St. Elsewhere Gnarles Barkley St. Elsewhere
  Love (Covers A Multitude of Sin) Graham Central Station Mirror
  2 People In The World Little Anthony & The Imperials We Are The Imperials
  The Bells The Originals Portrait of The Originals
  A Thousand Miles Away Little Anthony & The Imperials We Are The Imperials
  I Do It For Your Love Herbie Hancock feat. Paul Simon Possibilities
  What's Come Over Me Blue Magic feat. Margie Joseph Thirteen Blue Magic Lane
  Somewhere There's A Love Just For Me Shalamar Three For Love
  Where Ever You Go Skip Mahoney & The Casuals Land of Love
  Heaven Must Be Like This Ohio Players Skin Tight
  Love Won't Let Me Wait Major Harris My Way
  With You The Moments Look At Me
  Look At Me, I'm In Love The Moments Look At Me
  I'm So Proud Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions The Never Ending Impressions

Songs on Toast – 02/5/2010

Ariwo Yaa 5:20 Bob Ohiri & His Uhuru Sound Uhuru Aiyee
Rocking Time 2:43 Burning Spear Creation Rebel
All The Stars 6:45 NOMO Ghost Rock
Wanna Die With A Smile On My Face 2:55 Chris Thomas King Red Mud Sessions
Memphis Boogie 3:25 Jesse Fuller Jazz, Folk Songs, Spirituals, & Blues
Boogie MB 3:42 Ndidi Onukwulu The Contradictor
Come Over Here 3:05 Elder Richard Bryant’s Sanctified Singers Goodbye, Babylon (Disc 2)
Memphis Blues 3:01 Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy
Dont Sell It, Dont Give It Away Geoff Muldaur Texas Sheiks
Bootlegger’s Blues South Memphis String Band home Sweet Home
Thin Air 2:34 Duke Levine Beneath the Blue
Back Water Blues 3:06 Chris Knight The Trailer Tapes
She Left Me For Jesus Hayes Carll Trouble In Mind
I Get Off 2:40 Doug Sahm The Genuine Texas Groover
Downtown 3:16 Crazy horse Scratchy: The Reprise Recordings
Certeza 1:25 3 Na Massa 3 Na Massa
Samehni 5:37 Chaba Zahouania Les Titres Essentiels Raï
Ground Zero 3:59 Lil Wayne Rebirth
I’m Getting Over It 2:55 Papa Mali Do Your Thing
True Love 3:03 Micky Green
D’evils 3:32 Jay-Z Reasonable Doubt
Rien 3:56 Madjao Un ardéchois à paname
Aitimani 7:07 Etran Finatawa Tarkat Tajje/Let’s Go!
Modern Girl (…With Scissors) Alec Ounsworth Mo Beauty
Some Things You Don’t Want To Know Peter Wolf Sleepless
Girl At The Bar 2:32 Conway Twitty I Love You More Today
Bana Congo 5:03 Papa Noel Bana Congo
Watermelon Man 6:09 Chris Thomas King The Roots: The Soul of Chris Thomas King
Water 3:04 Ndidi Onukwulu No, I Never
Silver Screen Ornette Coleman Skies Of America
Sitting on Top of the World The Carolina Chocolate Drops Things About Comin’ My Way
Autumn 2:08 Moondog Moondog, The Viking Of 6th Avenue

Monkey Mind – 02/08/2010

2nd half of this week’s playlist, just the usual twitchy mix of oddball sounds.

Time Song Artist Album
4pm Waiting for the Great Leap Forward Billy Bragg Workers Playtime
  Starting Over Black Lips 200 Million Thousand
  P.C.A. Action Patrol On Patrol: 1993-96
  Bodies Tall Dwarfs Weeville
  Squeak Godz Godz 2
  I Was A Young Man Martin Carthy Shearwater
  Know Nick Drake Pink Moon
  I'll Be Going to Heaven Sometime Flatt & Scruggs Foggy Mountain Breakdown
  Domino Two-Step Nathan Abshire J'ai Ete Au Bal (I Went to the Dance)
  Life on the Line Raincoats The Raincoats
  Eccentric Ditch The Ruins Refusal Fossil
  The Coveting Disque 9 des incurables
  Your Body Belongs to the State Consolidated Friendly Fascism
  Heart Love Albert Ayler/The Soul Singers New Grass
  The sound of someone you love who's going away and it doesn't matter Penguin Cafe Orchestra Music From the Penguin Cafe

Monkey Mind – 02/08/2010

The first hour of this week’s show is all Johnny Otis-related, from his 40s big-band/bebop through his 50s R&B to his 60s and 70s soulfunkblues – including the hilariously, incredibly raunchy “Snatch and the Poontangs” album he released in 1969 (almost certainly with his teen son Shuggie on guitar). I knew about Johnny Otis, sure, but hadn’t really explored his career until now. Motherfuckin WOW.

Time Song Artist Album
Midnight The Great Stack A Lee Snatch and the Poontangs
3pm Hey Shine Snatch and the Poontangs Snatch and the Poontangs
  Don't Stretch This Good Thing Too Far Johnny Otis Show w/Margie and Delmar Evans Cuttin' Up
  Sadie Johnny Otis Legendary Dig Masters, vol. 1: Johnny Otis
  Be Bop Baby Blues Johnny Otis Band w/ Joe Swift Be Bop Baby Blues
  Walking Blues Big Mama Thornton
  Midnight Creeper Part One Johnny Otis Band Creepin' with the Cats: Legendary Dig Masters, vol. 1: Johnny Otis
  Two Time Slim Snatch and the Poontangs Snatch and the Poontangs
  Ice Cold Daydream Shuggie Otis Freedom Flight
  Two Girls in Love (With Each Other) Snatch and the Poontangs Snatch and the Poontangs
  Cold Shot Johnny Otis Show Cold Shot
  Cuttin' Up Johnny Otis Show Cuttin' Up
  Big John Jeeter Snatch and the Poontangs Snatch and the Poontangs
  A Woman Don't Want a Good Man No More Johnny Otis band with Earl Jackson Be Bop Baby Blues
  Ali Baba's Boogie Johnny Otis Orchestra Creepin' with the Cats: Legendary Dig Masters, vol. 1: Johnny Otis
  Someone's Always Singing Shuggie Otis Freedom Flight

B.P.R.D. – 02/07/2010

Found a wonderful LP of modern compositions by Arthur Berger and Richard Donovan at the local used shop. It’s performed by a chamber group with Gunther Schuller conducting, sometime around 1966-67. I’ve interspersed the 4 pieces from that LP with selections from the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s excellent 1994 CD “A Set of Pieces: Music by Charles Ives.” Funny bit of synchronicity – pianist Gilbert Kalish appears on both recordings, which I didn’t realize until I was half-done recording this week’s show. The five Elizabethan lyrics, by the way, include great 17th-century lines like “If single love be such a curse, to marry is to make it ten times worse.” Hope you enjoy.

Time Song Artist Album
2pm 3 Pieces for 2 Pianos Arthur Berger/Paul Jacobs & Gilbert Kalish W.W. Naumburg Foundation American Composition Awards: First Recordings
  The See'r Charles Ives/Orpheus Chamber Orchestra A Set of Pieces: Music by Charles Ives
  Chamber Music for 13 Players Arthur Berger/Gunther Schuller conducting the Columbia Chamber Ensemble W.W. Naumburg Foundation American Composition Awards: First Recordings
  The Ruined River Charles Ives/Orpheus Chamber Orchestra A Set of Pieces: Music by Charles Ives
  Music for 6 Richard Donovan/Gunther Schuller conducting the Columbia Chamber Ensemble W.W. Naumburg Foundation American Composition Awards: First Recordings
  In the Inn Charles Ives/Orpheus Chamber Orchestra A Set of Pieces: Music by Charles Ives
  5 Elizabethan Lyrics for Soprano and String Quartet Richard Donovan/Adele Addison with the Galimir String Quartet W.W. Naumburg Foundation American Composition Awards: First Recordings
  Putnam's Camp, Redding, Connecticut Charles Ives/Orpheus Chamber Orchestra A Set of Pieces: Music by Charles Ives

Updoc 78: The Key: 2/5/10

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

1.    Joe Locke: Like Joe; Force of Four (Origin)
2.    Jon Hassell: Darbari Bridge; Maarifa Street (Nyen Music)
3.    Sergei Prokofiev/St. Petersburg Philharmonic/Yuri Temirkanov: Symphony No. 1 “Classical”; Symphony Nos. 1 & 5 (RCA)
4-6.    The Art Ensemble of Chicago: Tnoona; Fanfare for the Warriors; The Key; Fanfare for the Warriors (Atlantic)
7. Dmitri Shostakovich/Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Leonard Bernstein:
Symphony No. 1; Symphony No. 1 – Symphony No. 7 “Leningrad” (DGG)
8 – 9. Laurie Anderson: Poison; Night in Baghdad; Talk Normal: The Laurie Anderson Anthology (Warner)
10. Jordi Savall/Antoine Charpentier: Nuit; Invocation à la Nuit (Alia Vox)
11. Benjamin Britten/Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Ronald Thomas: Prelude and Fugue; Britten – Music for Strings (Chandos)

Out theme: Lester Bowie/Brass Fantasy: One Love; When the Spirit Returns (Birdology)

Monkey Mind – 02/01/2010

This week’s scattered, smothered and covered collection of all kinds of tunes. Hope you enjoy; I sure had fun cooking it up. Oh, and “Rock & Roll Bullshit” by Government Issue should come after the Dils’ “I Hate the Rich.” Mistakes were made.

Time Song Artist Album
3pm Memphis, Tennessee Sandy Bull and Billy Higgins Inventions for guitar, banjo, oud, electric guitar and electric bass
  Alteleyeshegnem Alemayehu Eshete Ethiopiques, vol. 10: Ethiopian Blues and Ballads
  Nyoka Boko II Sweet Honey in the Rock The Women Gather
  The Lost Voices feat. Sly & Robbie DJ Krush Japan For Sale, vol. 3
  Piano Playa Hata Wagon Christ Tally Ho!
  Joe Dropped the Swing Pimp Daddy Nash Selected Material: Sound in the 8th Dimension, vol. 2
  Not A Care in the World Peggy Lee/Benny Goodman Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman: The Complete Recordings 1941-1947
  There'll Be Some Changes Made Dinah Washington Dinah!
  It's Coming Fay Victor Ensemble Cartwheels Through the Cosmos
  Living in the Air Age Be-Bop Deluxe Sunburst Finish
  I Hate the Rich The Dils We're Desperate: The L.A. Scene 1976-1979
  You're So Strange The Zippers We're Desperate: The L.A. Scene 1976-1979
  This Time One Last Wish 20 Years of Dischord
  Rock & Roll Bullshit Government Issue 20 Years of Dischord
  Knuckle Down XTC English Settlement
4pm Sunlight Tune-Yards Bird-Brains
  Tide to the Oceans Silver Jews Starlite Walker
  Looks Like I'm Up Shit Creek Again Tom Waits The Early Years
  New Amsterdam/You've Got to Hide Your Love Away Elvis Costello & Steve Nieve Live in Rome
  Tullochgorum Puirt a Baroque Return of the Wanderer
  Concertino for 12 instruments Igor Stravinsky/Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Shadow Dances: Stravinksy Miniatures
  That Old Black Magic Clark Terry Quintet Serenade to a Bus Seat
  My Baby Specializes William Bell & Judy Clay The Very Best of William Bell
  Highway to Heaven The Dramatics Best of the Dramatics
  Survival Bob Marley & the Wailers Survival
  Beauty Secrets Be-Bop Delux Sunburst Finish
  Straight Arrow Spirit Spirit
  All You Little Suckers East River Pipe The Gasoline Age
  Learn How Mission of Burma Mission of Burma
  The Swinging Preacher Andy Bey & the Bey Sisters Andy Bey & the Bey Sisters
  Love's Miracle Curtis Mayfield Love

B.P.R.D. – 01/31/2010

Brahms and the Schumanns this week. The Brahms piano trios are currently my favorite music on the planet. That’ll change soon, I’m sure, but it’s very nice right now. I have no idea if I pronounced “toccatina” correctly.

Time Song Artist Album
2pm Piano Trio in C Minor, op. 101 Johannes Brahms/Beaux Arts Trio Brahms: The Piano Trios
  Theme and Variations for Piano Johannes Brahms/Emanuel Ax Brahms Sextets
  Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello: Scherzo and Finale Robert Schumann/Glenn Gould/members of Julliard String Quartet The Glenn Gould Edition
  Toccatina Clara Schumann/Micaela Gelius Piano and Chamber Music
  Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano (first movement) Clara Schumann/Micaela Gelius, Sreten Krstic, Stephan Haack Piano and Chamber Music