A Pup In The Post

There’s a regal procession on the porch this week as Howling opens surprise packages, reminisces about school days, DIY  and  the roots of psychedelic pop. Its amazing he still finds time to play an hour of the finest blues ‘n roots on the net – but he does. Well, it is TAINT isn’t it!

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Pink Anderson “One day son, there gonna be flying pigs!”

TRACK ARTIST ALBUM VIDEO
Did You Ever Love A Woman B.B. King Singin’ The Blues VIDEO
Yonder Wall Freddie King King of the Blues VIDEO
Down Don’t Bother Me Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign VIDEO
Everything’s Gonna Be Alright T-Model Ford Bad Man VIDEO
The Things I Used To Do Thomas Ford Breaking Everything But Even VIDEO
Church, I’m Fully Saved To-day Blind Willie Johnson The Complete Masters VIDEO
In My Time of Dying Shane Speal 12 Stones VIDEO
Face In The Crowd The Bluesbenders Mayfield VIDEO
Yes I Know Sugar Boy and the Sinners All You Can Eat VIDEO
Baby Please Don’t Go Big Joe Williams All The Masterpieces VIDEO
Everyday In The Week Blues Pink Anderson East Coast Blues VIDEO
Land Of The Crossroads Mick Kolassa Michissippi Mick VIDEO
Have Mercy Baby Jelly Roll Kings Not The Same Old Blues Crap VIDEO
Mislead Mother Roosevelt Sykes The Honeydripper VIDEO
Messin’ Around Memphis Slim Rockin’ This House  – 1946-53 VIDEO
Elvis Presley John Ginty / Albert Castiglia Bad News Travels VIDEO

Songs on Toast – 04/11/2014

Let’s Spend The Night Together 3:10 Muddy Waters Electric Mud
Treat Her Right 2:11 Otis Redding The Soul Album
I Cant Slow Down 3:29 Tim Hardin This Is Tim Hardin
Wella Wella Baby 2:13 Johnny Copeland Working Man’s Blues
Whole Lotta Lovin’ 2:04 Li’l Mo & the Monicats Whole Lotta Lovin’
One Step Away From The Hole 5:43 Alex McMurray I Will Never Be Alone In This Land
I Gave Up All I Had 3:14 The Holmes Brothers Brotherhood
Tubular Hells Bells 5:38 Andrew Pekler Station To Station
Drivin’ Nails In My coffin with George Jones 2:07 Floyd Tillman The Influence
Messin’ Up 2:49 Five Royales Monkey Hips & Rice
F*!#In’ Up 5:55 Neil Young & Crazy Horse Ragged Glory
Heighty Hi (single Edit) 3:03 Lee Michaels Hello: The Very Best Of
If I Had Me A Woman 2:22 Mac Curtis Texas Tornados: Rock’n’roll From The Lone Star State
A Smooth One 2:08 Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Tiffany Transcriptions, Vol. 5
You’re Humbuggin Me 2:30 Lefty Frizzell Texas Tornados: Rock’n’roll From The Lone Star State
Whyoh 2:49 Kevin Johansen Bi (With The Nada)
Mambo Contempo 2:21 Ginger Johnson London Is the Place for Me 6
Couscous 2:17 Binobin Mektoub
Retour 2:06 Titi Robin & Michael Lonsdale L’Ombre d’une source
Rhythm of the Rain 2:32 Sylvie Simmons
After Hours 2:07 Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground
Stoke the Fire 1:38 Mia Doi Todd The Ewe and the Eye
Small Town Heroes 4:29 Hurray For The Riff Raff Small Town Heroes
Whiskey Man 3:00 Arc Iris Arc Iris
The Pretender 6:56 Lucinda Williams Looking into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne
Harvest 2:58 Willis Night
Amor Infinito 3:26 Kevin Johansen Bi (With The Nada)
Motel Blues 2:50 Loudon Wainwright III The Atlantic Recordings
Just Like A Woman 6:21 Bob Dylan Melbourne
Since I Met You Baby 3:14 Sid Selvidge Live at Otherlands
A Thousand Rhymes 4:27 Samm Bennett Roomful of Ghosts
Everybody Wants To Rule The World 5:38 The Bad Plus Prog
Goodnight Irene 3:12 Vincent Peirani Thrill Box
Times Done Changed 1:29 Dora Alexander Music of New Orleans, Vol. 1: Music of the Streets:

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 4/11 & Tues 4/15

Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic recorded what is probably the dominant modern interpretation of Stravinsky’s Sacre du Printemps in one session in Brooklyn at the Hotel St. George in January 1958—just listen to how closely the contemporary go-to recording by Valery Gergiev follows it—and it’s probably still the most exciting version on record (if you want something different, try Fischer/Budapest). No orchestra had sounded anything like Lenny’s Phil—so vigorous and American and bursting with muscle—and Stravinsky himself said “Wow!” when he hard them play his piece (though of course, it being Igor, his single syllable was not unironic). The recording was remastered a couple of years ago, reissued with Gray Foy’s wonderful cover art, and it strips away reverb and reveals fresh detail, perhaps at the price of some harshness. I would have used it on the show—Updoc, 8PM Friday and noon next Tuesday, Hotel St. George time—but the version I have access to had little quarter-second gaps between the fourteen tracks, so I went with the 1993 digitation, which still rocks the house just fine. For the rest of the show I rounded up some usual suspects: seasonal tunes you’d expect from Miles and Brownie, Sarah Vaughan and Julie London both hung up the most, Bill Evans, Astor Piazzolla, Django . . . Then back to Lenny and the Phil, appropriately manic fit to burst on Schumann’s “Spring” Symphony. It’s been a long tall bitch of a winter here in New York and the new season needs all the boosterism it can get.GrayFoyLarge

Martian Gardens – 04/9/2014

TAINTRADIO.ORG
webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: April 9, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog
email: maxtshea@gmail.com

hour one

SINGLE PLAY
George Crumb: from Makrokosmos, Volume I, Part Three
a. The Abyss of Time (Virgo) (2:41)
b. Spring-Fire (Aries) (1:29)
Complete Crumb Edition Volume 8
Bridge Records/2005
amplified piano: Robert Shannon; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, November 2003; composition years: 1972-1973; total excerpts time: 4:10

SET ONE
Judith Shatin: Hoshech Al P’ney HaTehom
(Darkness Upon the Face of Deep)
Time to Burn
Innova Recordings/2014
electronic music: Judith Shatin; composition year: 1990; time: 11:13

Alice Shields: Sacrifice
Apocalypse — An Electronic Opera
CRI/1993
voice, text, keyboards, synthesizers: Alice Shields; electric guitar: Jim Matus; recorded at Quality Studios and the Columbia Princeton Electronic Music Center, New York City; composition year: 1990; time: 9:58

SET TWO
Ingram Marshall: Cortez
Ikon and Other Early Works
New World Records/2000
tape music: Ingram Marshall; text, voice: Don McCaig; composition years: 1972-1973; time: 8:29

Jay Batzner: Near Burning
Electronic Music Midwest [various artists]
Irritable Hedgehog Music/2014
fixed media: Jay Batzner; composition year: 2005; time: 7:56

Jorge Reyes: Omeyocan, Lugar 2
El Costumbre
Extreme Records/1993
percussion, body percussion, spirit catcher, Aztec ocarina: Jorge Reyes; recorded at El Cuarto de Maquinas, Mexico City; composition year: 1992; time: 4:17

hour two
Updated April 6, 2014, 23:50

SET THREE
Somei Satoh: Burning Meditation
From the Depth of Silence
Mode Records/2004
baritone: Thomas Buckner; The Janáček Philharmonic, conductor: Petr Kotik; text: Kazuko Shiraishi; recorded at Philharmonic Hall, Ostrava, Czech Republic, May 7, 2003; text: Kazuko Shiraishi; composition year: 1993; time: 12:11

David Lang: from Death Speaks
a. Death Speaks 2: I Hear You (3:45)
b. Death Speaks 3: Mist is Rising (5:02)
Death Speaks
Cantaloupe Music/2013
bass drum, vocals: Shara Worden; guitar: Bryce Dessner; piano: Nico Muhly; violin, vocals: Owen Pallett; composition year: 2012; total excerpts time: 8:47

SET FOUR
Mary Kathleen Ernst: Keeping Time (V. Fung)
Keeping Time
Innova Recordings/2014
composer: Vivian Fung; piano: MKE; recorded at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts; composition year: 2011; time: 3:49

David Rosenboom: In the Beginning: Etude III (for keyboard & two oranges)
In The Beginning (1978-1981)
New World Records/2012
piano: David Rosenboom; recorded at the composer’s studio, CalArts, June 18, 2012, composition year: 1980; time: 6:15

Vijay Iyer:
a. Spellbound and Sacrosanct, Cowrie Shells and the Shimmering Sea (7:33)
b. When We’re Gone (3:27)
Mutations
ECM Records/2014
piano, electronics: Vijay Iyer; recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City, September 2013; total excerpts time: 11:00

SINGLE PLAY
Artemiy Artemiev & Christopher De Laurenti:*
a. A Glimpse (2:05)
b. Internal Static Bursts (3:38)
57 Minutes to Silence
Electroshock Records/2002
synthesizers, electronics: Artemiy Artemiev, Christopher De Laurenti; total excerpts time: 5:43
*WMUA Live version only

SET FIVE
Philippe Auclair: Le Creux de L’Enfer
Compendium International — Bourges 2006 [various artists]
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2006
(electroacoustic music); composition year: 2006; time: 10:03

hour three
TAINT Radio and WMUA automated versions only

Artemiy Artemiev & Phillip B. Klingler: Broken Sleep in the Fracture Zone
A Moment of Infinity
Electroshock Records/2002
synthesizers, Artemiy Artemiev, Phillip B. Klingler; composition year: 2001; time: 11:07

SINGLE PLAY
Helmut Lachenmann: Grido
Complete String Quartets
Mode Records/2014
The JACK Quartet; Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal, Köln, October 31, 2007; time: 25:24

SET SIX
Iannis Xenakis: Anemoessa
50 Years of Holland Festival — A Dutch Miracle (boxed set)
Globe/1997
(for mixed choir and orchestra); Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus of the Netherlands Radio, conductor: Richard Dufallo; recorded a Concertgebouw Amsterdam, June 16, 1979; composition year: 1979; time: 12:04 (sans applause)

Iannis Xenakis: Diamorphoses
Electronic Music
Electronic Music Foundation/1997
electronic music composed at Groupe de Recherches Musicales, Paris, 1957; time: 6:53

Iannis Xenakis: Concret PH
Electronic Music
Electronic Music Foundation/1997
electronic music composed at Groupe de Recherches Musicales, Paris, 1958; time: 2:42

— FIN —

Normal Service Resumed

This week there’s a lot of tears on the porch but Howling’s quoting Dylan, examining guitar styles and checking out soundtracks to keep everyone happy. He’s also playing  an hour of great music on Taint -so if you’re kinda partial to some quality blues ‘n roots, why not join in on the fun?

And don’t forget to let Dick know how ya liked it at howlingdick@gmail.com – he’ll thank you!

 

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Jimmy Reed – Never mind the guitar, look at them shoes!

TRACK ARTIST ALBUM  
Boogie In The Dark Jimmy Reed Live At Carnegie Hall VIDEO
Baby Please Set a Date Erja Lyytinen The Sky Is Crying VIDEO
Please Don’t Dog Me Shawn Holt And The Teardrops Daddy Told Me VIDEO
Guess I’m A Fool Ann Rabson With Bob Margolin Not Alone VIDEO
Cadillac Blues Tullie Brae Tullie Brae VIDEO
He May Be Your Man (But He Comes To See Me Sometime) Trixie Smith Trixie Smith Vol. 2 1925-1929 VIDEO
Going Down Slow Speckled Red Dirty Dozens VIDEO
Hard Times Now Mark Harrison The World Outside VIDEO
05 Down the Line Nico Backton & Wizards Of Blues Down The Line VIDEO
Glory Glory Hallelujah Mississippi John Hurt D.C. Blues: Library of Congress Recordings VIDEO
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehova Kelly Joe Phelps Brother Sinner & The Whale VIDEO
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Tabby Thomas Going To New Orleans VIDEO
I’ll Drown In My Tears Johnny Winter Johnny Winter VIDEO
Hoochie Coochie Man Willie Dixon Quiet Knight (Bootleg) VIDEO

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 4/4 & Tues 4/8

This week’s Updoc—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday—starts out with a trinity and ends up pentagonal; first some Sonny Rollins left out of last week’s love fest, then the most intense bootleg recording of the John Coltrane Quartet with Eric Dolphy I’ve ever heard—an Impressions that must have had a pentecostal flame bright above it for the horns to be speaking in tongues like that—and finishing with a cut from the new Miles Davis release of the complete concerts from the Fillmore East in 1970. After that it was advisable to dial things down a bit, with Tore Takemitsu’s orchestral piece A Flock Descends Into the Pentagonal Garden, a pause for breath and a sip of water. After that a few French songs, a Gypsy improv, and Tony Bennett wandering the Street of Dreams. More Takemitsu, this time on traditional Japanese instruments, until Branford Marsalis restores our heartbeats with The Flaming Sword. This might be one of the rites of spring. Tu-wit, tu-wu.Screen Shot 2014-04-02 at 4.14.11 AM