Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri Nov 8 & Tuesday Nov 12

Ever notice how, on American news shows, when talking heads refer to the Guardian they have to say “the Guardian newspaper”, I guess because referring to just “the Guardian” sounds passing strange over here, as if some great spook were being invoked. Well it was the jazz columnist of the Guardian—John Fordham, the human—who hipped me to the reissue of Paul Bley’s ‘70s and ‘80s albums for Soul Note and I thought Yes, let’s start this week’s show with an urgent version of Ornette Coleman’s When Will the Blues Leave? the question, the tune, featuring Bley, John Scofield, Steve Swallow and Barry Altschul live from New York, the city, in 1985, the year. Then the obligatory Sonny Meets Hawk version of All the Things You Are with Rollins’ bizarre solo and Bley’s piano lesson for a generation of young musicians. Outer partials! Bluesy recursions! Coleman Hawkins! Okay, so then Bley live with Ornette’s band at the Hillcrest in LA, 1958, and the fascinating sense you get about how much work Ornette must have put in to become who he was when he got to New York a year later with the whole thing worked out. And it’s autumn and I can’t stop listening to Brahms, so I put the Third Symphony on, with Klemperer and the Philharmonia, the orchestra. And there’s more, on Updoc, the show, on taintradio.org, not quite the station, Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, you know what I mean, Eastern Standard Time time.Screen Shot 2013-11-03 at 5.50.05 AM

Trading In Obscurity

This week Howling’s running up blind alleys, finds an old friend and says goodbye to another. Yup, as you can tell it the same old story – an hour of great blues ‘n roots com in’ off Dick’s Porch.

You can download the podcast either here or subscribe at iTunes and not only are there links to the artists on this page 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 you!


 Ironing Board Sam – Inspiration for the Beach Boys?

Brown Bottle Blues Slim Harbert & His Boys Okeh Western Swing help wiki
I’m A Blues Man John Primer Poor Man Blues video
Jack Of Diamonds L.R. Phoenix The Hollow Log of Captain Richard video
Children Michael Jerome Browne Drive On video
Twelve Pound Daddy East River String Band Be Kind To A Man When He’s Dow podcast
Angel Sings The Blues Brian Kramer Full Circle video
Señor Blues Taj Mahal Senor Blues video
For B.B. King Joe Turner & T-Bone Walker Dues Paid  video
I Feel Your Pain Ironing Board Sam Double Bang video
It Hurts Me Too Hound Dog Taylor Hound Dog Taylor & The Housebreakers  video
Your children sleep good tonight Otis Taylor Below The Fold video
Steamroller James Taylor Sweet Baby James video
See That My Grave Is Kept Clean Guy Davis Juba Dance video

Songs on Toast – 11/1/2013


Get Out of My Life Woman 5:32 Will Lee Love, Gratitude and Other Distractions
Mary Mary 2:53 Butterfield Blues Band East West
Too Many Dociled Minds 2:26 Sir Douglas Quintet The Mono Singles
Quiero a Mi Gente 3:46 Abelardo Carbonà Palenque Palenque:
Fighting For Madge 2:42 Fleetwood Mac Then Play On
Before Your Very Eyes… 5:48 Atoms For Peace AMOK
Daddy Rollin’ In Your Arms 2:40 Dion King of the New York Streets
Fixit men 2:24 Jesca Hoop Silverscreen Demos
When I Get Home 2:18 The Beatles A Hard Day’s Night
Yes Yes Ya’ll 3:01 Schoolly-D Funk ‘n Pussy
Oldman Boogey 5:34 Tinny Rmx Black Stars – Ghana’s Hiplife Generation
When I Dead Bury Me Clothes 4:43 Growling Tiger Neville Marcano-The Growling Tiger of Calypso
Che Ale Ka Barra Mousso 6:37 Zoumana Tereta Soku Fola
Those Winter Sundays 0:55 Ronald Shannon Jackson Pulse
She´s Got Me Hook, Line &Sinker 2:29 Smiley Lewis The Cosimo Matassa Story
Dear John 2:24 Hank Williams Unreleased Recordings
All By Myself 3:33 Lee Fields Let’s Get A Groove On
Who So Ever Will 3:10 Nappy Brown & The Selah Jubilee Singers Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel
All By Myself 1:25 James Booker Live Christmas Party Arron Neville’s Tape
Jean Harlow 0:32 Ramblin’ Jack Elliott I Stand Alone
She Conquered the Conqueroo 2:29 William Lee Ellis Conqueroo
All Eyes On You 2:32 Philip Selway Familial
No One Knows I’m Gone 2:12 The Unthanks Last
An Idea 2:39 Zsófia Boros En Otra Parte
Madame Geneva’s 2:51 Chris Smither Time Stands Still
I Ain’t No Chauffeur 2:58 Will Kimbrough Dirtdobber Blues
Noves Fora (Uma História Por Contar) João Afonso Zanzibar
Sparrow 4:05 Mazzy Star Seasons Of Your Day
Candy Says 4:05 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground
Magician 6:23 Lou Reed Magic And Loss
I’m Set Free 4:02 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground
Sad Song 3:34 The Velvet Underground Loaded
Sally Go Round The Roses 3:17 The Jaynettes Sally Go Round The Roses
I’ll Be Your Mirror 2:08 The Velvet Underground Velvet Underground & Nico
Diamonds And Pearls 2:17 The Paradons Doo Wop Box II