Songs on Toast – 09/13/2013

Oh, Why 3:17 The 5 Blind Boys Of Mississippi I n The Hands Of The Lord
Trouble Of My Own Nick Holmes Nick Holmes – Sonar
Any Rain 4:03 Garland Jeffreys Collide the Generations
My Baby, She Gonna Jump & Shout 2:40 Mississippi Fred McDowell I Do Not Play No Rock ‘N’ Roll
Workin’ Woman Blues 3:10 Valerie June Pushin’ Against A Stone
Peu Be 5:46 Kareyce Fotso Kwegne
Let’s Burn Down The Cornfield 3:02 Randy Newman 12 Songs
Amsterdam 4:03 Daughter If You Leave
A Case Of You 5:04 Ana Moura Desfado
Afraid 2:20 Neko Case The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight
Baby It’s You 2:42 The Beatles The Capitol Albums Volume 2
Minute And Hour Blues The Five Breezes The Human Orchestra
God’s Penny 1:03 Spider John Koerner What’s Left Of Spider John
Alesema 7:28 Abyssinia Infinite Zion Roots
Jes’ Grew 4:04 David Murray Conjure
I Got A Problem With The Devil 5:14 Eddie Kirkland Booty Blues
Live At Spike 2:39 Kate Tempest Hidden Orchestra:
Prove My Love 2:38 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes I
You Really Got Me 2:12 The Kinks Live At Kelvin Hall
Guitar Trio Pt. 1 6:45 Rhys Chatham Guitar Trio Is My Life
Long Chain On 5:44 Nick Holmes Nick Holmes – Sonar
Mad Girl’s Love Song 5:07 Jimi zhivago & kim
Sponji Reggae 4:28 Devon Sproule I Don’t Hurry For Heaven!
Freya Stark At Alamut 0:20 Bill Laswell Hashisheen: The End Of Law
The Old Bar 3:48 Alex McMurray Banjaxed
Pass The Time Away 6:12 Nick Holmes Nick Holmes – Sonar
Little Bit Of Rain 2:25 Fred Neil Bleecker And McDougal
I Should Care 2:00 Thelonious Monk Solo Monk
Sonatina: II. Andante 3:41 David Russell Music of Moreno Torroba
Over Jordan ( ‘Wayfaring stranger’) 3:20 David Crosby/ Planet Earth Rock’n’Roll Orch The P.E.R.R.O. Sessions

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri. 9/13 & Tues. 9/17

At the slender age of twenty-three, Cécile McLorin Salvant appears to have her major jazz singer kit almost completely assembled. Of course you can hear her phrase like Billie here and there, sailing over time and lyrics like a trumpet wrapped in velvet, and her nods to Sarah Vaughan are gracefully accomplished, but the news is that she sings like herself and knows a worldsworth about her voice, the music, how to sing a lyric and above all how to make the motion of time itself into a thing of beauty—and there’s none of that rote drawling-behind-the-beat-to-indicate-jazz thing, ever: she fondles the beat all over and kisses it goodbye when she goes. So it’s odd, I guess, that I’m giving her more time in this promo than on the actual show—Updoc, 8PM Friday and noon next Tuesday, Birdland time—which leads off with one by her in French, all about the face hidden in your knees at that, and only play her version of I Didn’t Know What Time It Was at the end of the show, and have to fade it there; but she’s the news of the week if you haven’t heard her yet, and there will be lots more to come. Otherwise the show doesn’t have much of an agenda, though there’s a lot of piano music from Andrew Hill, Geri Allen, and Bill Evans, A Letter From Home from Aaron Copland, and then the rugged outcrop of Beethoven’s 2nd Razumovsky String Quartet—it doesn’t fit in, but it grabbed hold of me and wouldn’t let go—as played by the Takács, and it is serious. If you think you can stand that kind of thing, please drop in and bring your own.mclorinsalvant

Tone Science – 09/08/2013

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Time Song Artist Album
8pm Over the Gap Phantom Orchard Orchestra Trouble in Paradise
  Thee Cult of Henry Flynt Horseback A Plague of Knowing
  John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! Bill Frisell Silent Comedy
  Shimmylust Whatever Brains Whatever Brains (2013)
  We Must Bleed Germs G.I.
  Rehearsal for Mortality Rudimentary Peni Archaic
  Cheol-Kkot Okkyung Lee Ghil
  This Dream Jandek Richmond Sunday
  It's Phil Minton + Audrey Chen By The Stream
  Stripes Otha Turner & The Afrossippi Allstars From Senegla to Sentaboia
  Old Hen Cackled, Laid a Double Egg Ephram Carter Traveling Through The Jungle
  Pschic Conspirators John Zorn Dreamachines
  The Madness of Branches Ken Vandermark, Mats Gustafsson Verses
  Forgotten Children Ornette Coleman Quartet The Unprecedented Music - Complete 1968 Italian Tour
  Orismique Achim Kaufmann, Frank Gratkowski, Wilbert De joode Geäder
  Almanac Volcano Choir Repave

A Family Business

Howling keeps a promise, discovers JJ Grail (??) and ponders a bad business plan in this weeks chunk of blues and roots comin’ off his porch

As always the playlist has links to the artists and you can download the podcast either here or subscribe at iTunes.

And don’t forget to let Dick know how ya liked it!– – he’ll thank you!


Janis -“Got it whilst she could!!!”




Hobo Jungle Blues

Sleepy John Estes

The Complete Recorded Works Vol 2

Perpetual Blues Machine

Keb’ Mo’

Just Like You

Cherry Red Wine

Luther Allison

Blue Streak

Lowdown Lonesome Feeling

Mark Cook

Backwoods Chaos


Will Wilde

Raw Blues

I’ll Do Anything You Say

Charles Caldwell

Remember Me

Sweet Mama Janisse

Taj Mahal

The Hidden Treasures Of Taj Mahal

Hear My Train Comin’ (Acoustic)

Jimi Hendrix


Slo Blooze

Groove Holmes

Blues All Day Long

Sending you my letter

The Damned and Dirty

Sell Your Soul


Cassie Taylor

Out Of My Mind

Let Jesus Fix It

Space Spiritual Singers

Blues And Gospel From Bandera, Laredo And Jericho Road

Lonesome for My Baby

Eddie Boyd

Rockin’ This House – Chicago Blues Piano – 1946-53


JJ Grey & Mofro

Country Ghetto

Train That Carried My Girl From Town

Roscoe Holcomb

An Untamed Sense Of Control

Get It While You Can

Janis Joplin

Greatest Hits

No Bad Thing

Howling’s drinking incahol with  jazz royalty on the porch as he juggles the set with some soundtrack music  and more outlaw poetry while pondering exactly what IS Keef smoking?”

Yup another fun packed hour of blues roots and other stuff.

Roosevelt Sykes – Keef don’t smoke ’em this big!

Done Sold My Soul to the Devil David Edwards Delta Blues
40 Days, 40 Nights Mick Jagger & The Red Devils The Famous Blues Session
Shake These Blues Away Mark Cook Backwoods Chaos
Death of Sis Draper Guy Clark My Favorite Picture Of You
The Great Change in Me Rev. Blind Gary Davis Complete Recordings 1935 – 1949
Shotgun Blues HowellDevine Jumps, Boogies & Wobbles
Chaucer Street John Lurie Mystery Train
Rock It Roosevelt Sykes Rock It
Give Me the Night Tony Moffeit Outlaw Blues Revolution
Blues For Joe Turner Count Basie Kansas City Shout
The Sky Is Crying George Thorogood and the Destroyers Anthology
Drunk Song The Gourds Haymaker!
Gallows Pole Babajack Rooster
Little Red Rooster Robin Trower Roots And Branches

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Sept. 6 & 10

aecparissessionRoscoe Mitchell’s tune The Ninth Room is Updoc’s usual opening theme, so every once so often, approximately and unsystematically once a year, I decide to play the whole 15:35 of it and not just a 45-second excerpt—that would be this week’s show, Friday at 8 PM and noon next Tuesday, East Coasting Time. The fact that it’s such a pretty tune, something like one of Mingus’ more delicate compositions though only eight bars long, makes Mitchell’s alto solo seem all the more insolent in its refusal to play any usual game. Recorded in Paris in 1969, when the Art Ensemble was still a drummerless quartet, Mitchell, Bowie and Jarman all get solos, Malachi Favors is a master class on walking bass while others take turns with cymbals and “little instruments.” The rest of the show is similarly uncompromising: orchestral wave upon wave of Morton Feldman’s Coptic Light, Julius Hemphill’s Dogon A.D.—another once-a-year signature piece, followed by a bit of lyrical remission from its desert scorch—Elliott Carter’s Night Fantasies played by Ursula Oppens; and for a finish a 1963 Coltrane nightclub bootleg of Out of this World in which Trane has his ups and downs but Elvin Jones won’t quit, much less cool it even one little bit. You can’t follow that, so the show doesn’t try to. You can stick around, though, if you like.