The Words Of John McEnroe

This week Howling’s under pressure to make impossible decisions but luckily finds a solution. To help him he’s got a barmitzvah  boy and a  gay one- eyed junkie genius joining in with the rest of the blues hounds once again proving that Dick’s porch on Taint is THE place for an hour of the finest blues ‘n roots on the net.



James Booker – “Elton WHO??????”

Love My Baby Frank Edwards Blind Boy Fuller, Vol. 2 VIDEO
Segue Michael Quest Blues from 3 + VIDEO
Gone Too Long Charlie Musselwhite Juke Joint Chapel VIDEO
Lonely Avenue James Booker Classified: Remixed And Expanded VIDEO
Whip It to a Jelly Trudy Lynn Royal Oaks Blues Cafe VIDEO
Jazzbo Brown From Memphis Town Bessie Smith The Complete Recordings:Vol 3 VIDEO
The Other Night Big Maybelle I Put A Spell On You VIDEO
I’m A Country Boy Mike Bloomfield From His Head To His Heart To His Hands VIDEO
Further On Up The Road John Hammond Timeless VIDEO
There’Ll Be Glory Blind Joe Taggart Vol. 2-(1929-34) VIDEO
Down Town Boogie Doctor Ross The Memphis Cuts 1953-1956 VIDEO
Don’t Mess With the Monkey Frank Bey & The Anthony Paule Band Soul for Your Blues VIDEO
Every Night About This Time Magic Sam The Essential Magic Sam VIDEO
St. Elmo’s Rooms and Pool Doug MacLeod There’s A Time VIDEO
Tampa Blues Skoodle Dum Doo & Sheffield Blowing The Blues – VIDEO
Hey Little Man James Boogaloo Bolden No News “Jus’ the Blues” VIDEO

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 3/14 & Tues 3/18

“This symphony evokes the most primal sources of life and the wellspring of the life-feeling; that is, what lies behind all human, animal and plant life, as we perceive or live it. Once more: music is life, and like it inextinguishable.” The Danish composer Carl Nielsen said that about his Fourth Symphony, “The Inextinguishable”, composed in the middle of the First World War, while Europe was tearing itself to pieces; which helps explain the hard-edged, combative nature of the piece, thrillingly performed by Osmo Vänskä and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. But don’t be alarmed: this week’s Updoc—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, NYC Subway time—begins with twenty-some minutes of a serenely beautiful raga by Ravi Shankar and Alla Rakha & Co. There’s also a set featuring selections from pianist Eric Reed’s solo gospel album to ease the questing heart, and the soul-stirring voice of the Cuban bolera singer Argelia Fragoso. Then back to the rigors of history with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Sixth Symphony, written just after World War Two under the atomic cloud: this is not the music of the pastoral old duffer in baggy tweeds. This is a great muscian’s testimony of his time, which is still ours: Syria, Ukraine, Istanbul—those birds in hand are getting a lift in Kuşadısı—lots of places where all prayers should be for peace first of all. Kuşadası

Songs on Toast – 03/07/2014

Bidād (Homāyun) 2:44 Ebrāhim and Royal Orchestra Let No One Judge You
March Of The Smallest Feet 2:50 Tin Hat Trio Book Of Silk
Aucun bruit ne filtre de la rue 5:54 Titi Robin & Michael Lonsdale L’Ombre d’une source
Trois pensées 4:36 Titi Robin & Michael Lonsdale L’Ombre d’une source
Life Gets Tee-Jus, Don’t It 3:23 Walter Brennan Dutchman’s Gold
Unattainable 2:02 Little Joy Little Joy
Langsam 2:31 Max Raabe Für Frauen Ist Das Kein Problem
Jouc Li Jou 2:30 Pierre Blain Et Orch Murat Pierre Haiti Direct
Meca 5:07 Levis Vercky`s Angola, Soundtrack 2
Will You Call My Name? 3:46 Daby Toure/Skip McDonald Call My Name
Pine Leaf Boogie 3:16 Pine Leaf Boys Blues De Musicien
Soul Serenade 2:20 Willie Mitchell w/Teenie Hodges Legends Of Guitar
Play Ray 5:31 Lou Donaldson Blues Walk
Every Beat Of My Heart 2:04 Gladys Knight & The Pips Early Girls, Vol. 2
Easy snappin’ 2:51 Theophilus Beckford The Story Of Jamaican Music
Since I Fell For You 4:06 Ramsey Lewis Trio The ‘In’ Crowd
Jaybird Boogie 2:07 Waynell Jones The Chicken Dance
The Lord Will Make A Way 1:44 Leo Welch Sabougla Voices
Siempre Hace Frio 2:57 “CUCO” SÁNCHEZ Rancheras Reggae
Dolo / Porque Se Fue 3:13 ELLIKA SOLO RAFAEL NOW
Souffle 4:47 Daniel Lavoie and Laurent Guardo La Licorne Captive
Pourquoi Mentir 4:05 Coupe Cloue’ / Trio Seect Trio Select Vol. 2
O My Stars 3:29 Michael Hurley Snockgrass
Saturation 9:37 Stomu Takeishi & Brandon Ross Revealing Essence
Mendzang Me Yekaba 19:57 MBO essone nang fang-ntoumou Xylophones Fang – Gabon
Tune In- Turn On 2:13 Hal Blaine Psychedelic Percussion
Things That Might Have Been 4:26 Tin Hat Trio Book Of Silk
Twist And Shout 2:53 The Mamas And The Papas Deliver

For The Pedants

This week Howling begins a European tour, explains why saxophonists are like buses, makes amends to the anoraks and even has a good word to say about the Grammys. Once again the porch is crammed with goodies as Dick plays an hour of the finest blues ‘n roots on the net.



There’s cool, there’s very cool and then there’s Lightnin’

It’s Tight Like That Tampa Red & Georgia Tom Music Making In Chicago VIDEO
Goin’ Away Baby Marco Pandolfi European Blues Challenge 2014 VIDEO
Wheels In Motion The John F Klaver Band European Blues Challenge 2014 VIDEO
Blues In My Bottle Lightnin’ Hopkins Blues In My Bottle VIDEO
World Boogie (2006 Remaster) Bukka White Memphis Hot Shots VIDEO
12 Gates Marie Knight Let Us Get Together VIDEO
Butterfly Stunt Steve Dawson Rattlesnake Cage VIDEO
Notoriety Woman J.B. Hutto & His Hawks With Sunnyland Slim Hawk Squat VIDEO
Hoppin’ With Hunter Big Jay McNeely Road House Boogie VIDEO
It’s All Your Fault Louis Myers Complete Recordings 1956-1971 VIDEO
Tight Grip Harrison Kennedy Soulscape VIDEO
You Gonna Look Like A Monkey When You Get Out Robert Hill Unknown Album  
What the Heart Want Quinn Deveaux Late Night Drive VIDEO
I Guess I’ll Never Know Robert Cray Band In My Soul VIDEO
Midnight Blues Man Lonesome Sundown Been Gone Too Long VIDEO
Stuck In Carolina Delta Moon You’ll Never Get To Heaven On A Hellbound Train VIDEO

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 3/7 & Tues 3/11

Paco de Lucia could bring his duende to jam with jazz musicians and make his flamenco as nuevo as he damn well pleased because his command of the traditional idiom was well-night absolute: he had the wealth of technique needed to both express and contain the wealth of passional fire without which flamenco has no reason for being. Only great power can keep the music from exploding, and only great artistry keep it alive. Paco de Lucia was able to keep himself alive until last week, and all Updoc can do is play some of his music in tribute—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Nueva Yorktime. Gustav Mahler died a hundred times in his songs and symphonies, never more calamitously than in his Sixth, but there is also a lot of light—lucia—in the live performance of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Claudio Abbado. There is even a kind of triumph that is not death’s but life’s; and an old partisan of Jascha Horenstein has to admit that Abbado’s Lucerne Mahler symphonies constitute the finest such cycle he has ever heard. Actually, I wanted to program the Lucerne Seventh this week but couldn’t find a version with good audio, or one of the Third; but this Sixth is so much more than a machine to grind down human hope that it will do just fine and won’t harm a soul. Like the departed Paco, it is now and forever of the Light.PacoMahler

Songs on Toast – 02/28/2014

I Can’t Be Satisfied (I’m Troubled) 2:43 Muddy Waters The Chess Box Set
Trouble In Mind 4:00 Clifton Chenier Clifton Sings The Blues
Troubles Of This World 3:59 Ollabelle Sear mix
Hello Trouble 2:28 George Jones Jones Country
Trouble Weighs a Ton 2:17 Dan Auerbach Keep It Hid
Trouble 2:19 Little Feat Sailin’ Shoes
So Good At Being In Trouble 3:50 Unknown Mortal Orchestra II
Troubled Waters 2:07 Michael Hurley Armchair Boogie
Trouble 2:48 Cat Stevens Mona Bone Jakon
Trouble In My Way 2:36 Swan Silvertones Gospel Music
Trouble Blues 3:24 Sam Cooke The Man Who Invented Soul
Trouble 3:33 Frankie Miller High Life
Troubles, Troubles 3:09 Henry Vestine Guitar Gangster
Trouble Of My Own 5:39 Nick Holmes Sonar
When a Man Marries His Troubles Just Begin Smithsonian Brass Band Roots of Black Music in America
No quiero problemas 2:47 Los Muñequitos de Matanzas Vacunao
Is Trouble 3:34 Lord Kitchener London Is The Place For Me 4
Trouble’s Braids 1:18 Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones
Trouble Don’t Last 3:06 Guitar Slim Sufferin’ Mind
Drinking All My Troubles Away 2:53 Paul Howard & His Cotton Pickers Hillbilly Boogie!
She’s A Trouble Maker 2:31 The Majors Drummin’ Up A Storm
Trials, Troubles, Tribulation 2:50 E. C. Ball with Orna Ball E. C. Ball With Orna Ball & the Friendly Gospel Singers
Trouble Will Soon Be Over 4:13 Chris Thomas King The Roots
My Trouble Is Hard 3:02 Radio Four Radio Four1952-54
Big Trouble 3:12 John Lurie African Swim
Trouble Man 3:58 Marvin Gaye Anthology
Trouble 2:10 Sam Phillips Magic For Everybody
Trouble No More 2:42 Muddy Waters The Chess Box
Bad Luck and Trouble 2:43 Fats Domino They Call Me The Fat Man
No More Trouble 3:59 Bob Marley Songs Of Freedom
God’s Going To Move All My Troubles Away 3:16 Empire Jubilee Quartet Vocal Quartets Vol. 2
Ole Man Trouble 2:38 Otis Redding Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding
Trouble In Mind 4:43 James Blood Ulmer No Escape From The Blues
Hard Luck & Troubles 2:39 Delaney & Bonnie To Bonnie From Delaney
Trouble of This World 2:45 Landfordaires The Essential Gospel Sampler
Someone To Talk My Troubles To 2:43 Judy Roderick Woman Blue
Trouble Soon Be Over 3:09 Blind Willie Johnson Sweeter As The Years Go By
Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen 2:38 The Staple Singers Great Day

Tone Science – 03/02/2014

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Time Song Artist Album
Midnight No.12 Kontakte for Electronic Sounds, Piano and Percussion James Tennery, William Winant, Karlheinz Stockhausen Kontake
  Genesis Harold Rubin, Barre Phillips, & Tatusya Nakatani Three on a Thin Line
  You Don't Know What Love Is Tom Rainey Obbligatoq
  The Magician Joe McPhee, Dominic Duval, Jay Rosen, Mikolaj Trzaska Magic
  Constellations Over Denmark Roscoe Mitchell & Mike Reed In Pursuit of Magic
  Reed Phase (Steve Reich) Jon Gibson In Good Company
  Piedmont Apocrypha Horseback Piedmont Apocrypha

Do The Maths

Howling’s real busy this week  calculating time , dissin’ record company awards and trying to work out how you play blues on a computer. It is. of course, another chance for blues hounds to gather on his porch for an hour of the coolest music on the net!


JB Hutto – far too cool for a Grammy!

Milk Cow Blues Kokomo Arnold Woke Up This Morning VIDEO
Preachin’ Blues Dave Arcari & The Hellsinki Hellraisers Whiskey In My Blood VIDEO
Hard Road Gerry Hundt Since Way Back VIDEO
Hound Dog Blues Tom Doughty Have A Taste Of This VIDEO
Don’t Mess With My Man Kyla Brox Live…At Last VIDEO
Original Stack O’Lee Blues Long ‘Cleve’ Reed Never Let The Same Bee Sting You Twice VIDEO
Boogie Chillen’ Robert Belfour The Spirit Lives On VIDEO
Chittlin’ Cookin’ Time in Cheatham County Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three Chittlin’ Cookin’ Time in Cheatham VIDEO
Evil John Primer Magic Blues – Chicago Blues Session VIDEO
No Place To Go Howlin’ Wolf Moanin’ In The Moonlight VIDEO
Wild Wild Women JB Hutto & The Hawks VIDEO
Gonna Send You Back Where I Got You From Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson Honky Tonk For Texas VIDEO
Would You, Baby Johnny “Big Moose” Walker Living Chicago Blues, Vol. 2 VIDEO
Destitution Blues Sunday Wilde He Digs Me VIDEO
Mean Black Snake [ Johnny Young The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions VIDEO