Monkey Mind – 12/03/2012

Sift, blend, stir well, cook. Enjoy.

Time Song Artist Album
3pm Do Me Jean Knight Mr. Big Stuff
  Revolution Nina Simone To Love Somebody
  You Told Me Baby Bonnie Raitt Give It Up
  Make the Devil Mad Billy Preston Music Is My Life
  In the Land of Grey and Pink Caravan In the Land of Grey and Pink
  Either Or Eddie Fisher & The Next One Hundred Years Eddie Fisher & The Next One Hundred Years
  He The Richmond Jack Bruce At His Best
  Oyelos de Nuevo Los Munequitos de Matanzas Real Rumba
  Ndowgoy Daara Orchestra Baobab Specialist in All Styles
  Trying to Make It Magic Sam's Blues Band The Late Great Magic Sam
  Big Soul John Lee Hooker The Big Soul of John Lee Hooker
  Matrix Karl Korte/ NY Woodwind Quintet et al Karl Korte - A Retrospective
4pm Spring Wind Vasant Rai Spring Flowers
  This Could Be the Start of Something Big Ella Fitzgerald Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie
  I Hate the Capitalist System Barbara Dane I Hate the Capitalist System
  An Angry Blade Iron & Wine The Creek Drank the Cradle
  Mandolin Wind Rod Stewart Every Picture Tells a Story
  Virginia Ave Tom Waits The Early Years
  Vassar & Dave Vassar Clements and Dave Holland Norman Blake/Tut Taylor/Sam Bush/Butch Robins/Vassar Clements/David Holland/Jethro Burns
  Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet, measure 247 Milton Babbitt/Phoenix Ensemble w/Mark Lieb, Clarinet Clarinet Quintets: Morton Feldman, Milton Babbitt
  Le Jig Francais Beausoleil Parlez-Nous A Boire
  Ain't No Stopping Us Now Big Daddy Kane It's a Big Daddy Thing
  Save the Last Kiss For Me Jean Knight Mr. Big Stuff
  I Believe To My Soul The Hesitations Soul Superman
  She Shot Me Down John Lee Hooker & the Andantes The Big Soul of John Lee Hooker

Monkey Mind – 11/12/2012

This week’s mix, enjoy.

Time Song Artist Album
3pm Quartet Melvin Van Peebles Don't Play Us Cheap soundtrack
  It Be's That Way Sometimes Nina Simone Silk & Soul
  World Sleepy King Pushing Your Luck
  Why Don't You Do Right? Cal Tjader & Mary Stallings Cal Tjader Plays Mary Stallings Sings
  Abstraction Gunther Schuller/Jim Hall/Ornette Coleman/Scott LaFaro/Contemporary String Quartet Jazz Abstractions: Compositions by Gunther Schuller & Jim Hall
  Gond Nelkul Ferenc Snetberger & Markus Stockhausen The More We Know: 30 years of Enja Records
  Amor Loco Amor Los Jokers
  This May Be Goodbye Lothar and the Hand People Presenting...Lothar and the Hand People
  Green of My Pants Red Krayola God Bless the Red Krayola and All Who Sail With It
  Sign the Dotted Line Tall Dwarfs Weeville
  Lou Sent Me Innocent Youths Earth, Roots and Water
  Crowded City Messengers Trojan Soulful Reggae Box
  They Make Me Mad Selecter Too Much Pressure
  One Poem Town Lillian Allen Conditions Critical
  When Heart Is Open Van Morrison Common One
4pm Marziale e grotesco from Double Concerto for Oboe, Harp and Chamber Orchestra Witold Lutoslawski Orchestral Works, Vol. 8
  Swing' In Sam Tribute Brad Dutz & Vinny Golia Duets
  Mr. Churchill Says The Kinks Arthur or the decline and fall of the British Empire
  Mr. Soft/Singular Band Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel The Psychomodo
  Grunt The People's Choice I Likes To Do It
  Dizzy Dizzy World Timmy Thomas Why Can't We Live Together?
  Hobo Ken Sly and the Family Stone Ain't But the One Way
  A Man Is His Dog Fat Fat Plays For You
  Dora Lice Joao Gilberto The Legendary Joao Gilberto
  Skidoo (selections) Nilsson Skidoo soundtrack
  I'm Checkin' Out, Goombye Duke Ellington & Rosemary Clooney Blue Rose
  Kilocycle Stomp Sons of the Pioneers Empty Saddles
  Papa, Build Me A Boat Dock Boggs His Folkways Years: 1963-1968
  Police Sergeant Blues Robert Wilkins

Monkey Mind – 08/20/2012

Time Song Artist Album
3pm Wide Oval Ripoff Peter Lang The Thing at the Nursery Room Window
  Jimmy Bell John Koerner/Dave Ray/Tony Glover Blues, Rags & Hollers
  Trust No Man Tracy Nelson Deep Are the Roots
  Lazily, Slowly Dando Shaft an evening with...
  For Now String Cheese String Cheese
  Charango Elvin Jones and Oregon Together
  Man Temptations Sky's the Limit
  Shepherd Bush in Dub King Tubby and the Roots Radics Dangerous Dub
  Nuh True Ernest Ranglin In Search of the Lost Riddim
  A La Claire Fontaine MC Solaar Prose Combat
  It Ain't Right King George Discovery King George Discovery
  Jump On You/Sun Would Set Fields Fields
  Starting Over Black Lips 200 Million Thousand
  Sinnerisme Sinners Essential Pebbles Collection
  Stompin' through the Rye Tornados Ridin' the Wind: The Anthology
  I Think of Demons Roky Erickson & The Aliens The Evil One (plus one)
  Zombie Warfare Chrome Half Machine Lip Moves
4pm Witch in the Club Quintron & Miss Pussycat Swamp Tech
  Wau Wau Nina Hagen Band Unbehagen
  Don't Fuck God Is My Copilot Straight Not
  To NK Roachment: Yarbles The Fall This Nation's Saving Grace
  Morning Paper Smog Red Apple Falls
  The Hall of Mirrors in the Palace at Versailles John Cale & Terry Riley Church of Anthrax
  Treeless Island Peopled By Birds Bird Names Open Relationship
  Not Safe Romeo Void Romeo Void EP
  Mercy Wire Chairs Missing
  Extended Blues Count Basie & Oscar Peterson Paradise Squat
  Summit Ridge Drive Artie Shaw & the Gramercy Five Complete Gramercy Five Sessions
  If I Love Again Kenny Burrell Groovin' High
  Take Your Hand Off It Lil Johnson Sissy Man Blues
  Down in the Bottom Howlin Wolf Howlin Wolf
  One Way Ticket To Loveland Leon Haywood Back to Stay

B.P.R.D. – 08/19/2012

Music this week from a couple of recent classical CDs on the Sono Luminus label along with a couple of slightly older gems:

1) The ZOFO duet (pianists Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi) from the 2012 CD Mind Meld: Works for One Piano, Four Hands – we heard the 2nd & 3rd movements of Harold Shapero’s 1941 Sonata for Piano Four Hands (originally performed by Shapero and his friend and fellow Harvard student Leonard Bernstein).

2) Glenn Gould playing the final fugue of Hindemith’s 1936 Piano Sonata No. 3, from a 1973 recording. Bonus: Gould talking about Hindemith’s fugue-writing skills in a TV appearance.

3) Stanislav Pronin doing a fantastic version of Alfred Schnittke’s 1982 A Paganini for solo violin, from his 2011 CD Violin For One.

4) Homage to Sarasate (1976) by Leonardo Balada, performed by the Louisville Orchestra as part of the amazing series of LPs the orchestra released from the 1950s through the 1980s, commissioning new works and recording living composers. Most folks don’t know Louisville was a center for contemporary classical – so much so that when Shostakovich toured the US in 1959 Louisville was one of the handful of stops he made.

5) The Jasper String Quartet performing the 3rd & 4th movements of Aaron Jay Kernis’ 1990 String Quartet No. 1, from the 2012 CD The Kernis Project: Schubert.

6. Back to the ZOFO Duet for a four-hands, one-piano version of Debussy’s Six Épigraphes Antiques, which I had no idea was originally composed to accompany a lesbian erotic poetry recitation, the cleverly forged Songs of Bilitis by Debussy’s friend Pierre Louÿs.

That’s it for this week. Hope you enjoy.

Monkey Mind – 08/13/2012

Oh man that Rufus Harley bagpipe soul stuff is good. Not as convinced about the Pierre Henry/Spooky Tooth black mass thing, but hope you found it as much interesting as annoying. Enjoy.

Time Song Artist Album
3pm What's Wrong Sweetwater Cycles
  Morning Morning John Baldry It Ain't Easy
  Stars Kevin Ayers Banana Productions: The Best of Kevin Ayers
  A Century of Elvis Belle & Sebastian Lazy Line Painter Jane
  Funky Girl on Motherless Broadway Melvin Van Peebles Ain't Supposed to Die A Natural Death
  Mi Ma Kpe Dji Picoby Band D'Abomey African Scream Contest: Raw & Psychedelic Afro Sounds fro Benin & Togo 70s
  Tricked Meditations Best of the Meditations
  Skull I John Zorn/Cyro Baptista Ray Bandar: A Life in Skulls - Filmworks XVII
  Jubilation Pierre Henry & Spooky Tooth Ceremony
  Almendra Alfredito Valdez Ritmo Afro-Cubano
  Feeling Good Rufus Harley Scotch & Soul
  Breathe On Me Swan Silvertones Move Up: 28 Gospel Classics
4pm I Just Find Myself Falling/Who's A Blue Sweet Salvation Sweet Salvation
  I Love Miss Ogyny Groundhogs Hogwash
  The Behemoth Shadows of Knight Back Door Men
  One Girl Too Late Brenda and the Tabulations Lost Soul (Rhythm & Soul series)
  You Don't Move Me No More Big Mama Thornton Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings
  Version Haunted (45) Lady Saw
  I'm Back to Collect Bill Coday Lost Soul (Rhythm & Soul series)
  Darkness, Darkness Phil Upchurch Darkness, Darkness
  Thunderstorms and Neon Signs Wayne Hancock Thunderstorms and Neon Signs
  The Radio Song Dillard & Clark The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark
  I'm Just Cryin' Beaver Nelson The Last Hurrah
  Jesus Is A Soul Man Otis Williams Greatest Hits of Otis Williams

Monkey Mind – 07/30/2012

Nose around for that Eugene McDaniels and that early Tubeway Army stuff; they’re my standout faves this week.

Time Song Artist Album
3pm The Mad Hatter's Song Incredible String Band The 5000 Spirits or The Layers of the Onion
  Love Is Always Real The Gentle Soul The Gentle Soul
  Mixed Up Girl Dusty Springfield Dusty in London
  Busy Doin' Nothin' Beach Boys Friends-20/20
  Unspoken Dreams of Light Eugene McDaniels Outlaw
  Tobacco Road Eric Burdon & War Eric Burdon Declares War
  Baseball, Baseball Jane Morgan w/the George Barnes Quintet Let's Play: Baseball's Greatest Hits 2
  Drifter Dennis Walks All That Jazzbo
  Cup of Dreams Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 Strangers From the Universe
  Listen to the Sirens Tubeway Army featuring Gary Numan First Album
  Death of the European The Three Johns Agitprop: The Politics of Punk
4pm The Very Eye of Night Teiji Ito Music for Maya: Early Film Music of Teiji Ito
  Rocket Eugene Chadbourne Volume 2: Solo Acoustic Guitar
  You Can't Put That Monkey On My Back Kenny Baker & Josh Graves The Puritan Sessions
  Pass the Wine (Sophia Loren) Rolling Stones Exile On Main Street: Outtakes
  (The World Is A Little Bit Under the Weather) Doodle-Oop The Meters Zony Mash
  Jane B. Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg Jane Birkin Serge Gainsbourg
  Scuffles Herbie Mann Herbie Mann Plays
  Masai Morning Jade Warrior Jade Warrior
  I Used To Say I Love You Robyn Hitchcock I Often Dream of Trains
  Beautiful Black Girl Quincy Jones Mellow Madness
  Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams Nico Chelsea Girl
  Things Are Getting Better Eddie Jefferson There I Go Again

Monkey Mind – 04/16/2012

Managed to include a bunch of obscure 60s psychedelic tunes among the usual mix this week. That ’94 Baker Street’ comp is great, as is the Rhino ‘Baseball’s Greatest Hits.’ I’ll get to volume 2 next week.

Time Song Artist Album
3pm Nerdwood Swamp Looping Jaw Harp Orchestra Universal Language
  Cunde Echa Un Pie Cachao Master Sessions Vol. 2
  El Guayubin Cuarteto Hernandez Stripping the Parrots: Essential Merengue
  Shame, Shame, Shame Shirley & Company Shame, Shame, Shame
  Pant Leg Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Extra Width
  Stay Loose Mother Goose Freddie Bell & the Bellboys Rare Rock 'n' Roll Rampage
  The Ball Game Sister Wynona Carr Baseball's Greatest Hits
  Everybody's Got Something to Hide But Me and My Monkey The Feelies Crazy Rhythms
  Black Roses Clear Light Clear Light
  Reputation Warren S. Richardson Jr. Warren S. Richardson Jr.
  Romantic Attitude John Fitch & Associates 94 Baker Street: The Pop-Psych Sounds of the Apple Era, 1967-1969
  Meet the Comer Tommy James Tommy James
  Eastern Cloth Children of One Children of One
  Ondarnyng Ayany Kongar-ol Ondar & Paul Genghis Blues
4pm Walking Slow Behind You Judy Roderick Woman Blue
  You Better Watch Yourself, Bub Nellie Lutcher The Best of Nellie Lutcher
  My Man Stands Out Julia Lee and Her Boy Friends Risque Rhythm: Nasty 50s R&B
  7th Avenue Sunrise Isoo Fukui Quartet Sunrise/Sunset
  Di Black Petty Booshwah Linton Kwesi-Johnson Bass Culture
  Helelyos Zia Pomegranates: Persian pop, funk, folk and psyc of the 60s & 70s
  'Cept Me Focal Point 94 Baker Street: The Pop-Psych Sounds of the Apple Era, 1967-1969
  Sixty Minute Man Rufus Thomas Do the Funky Chicken
  On The Serious Side Tower of Power In The Slot
  Fantality Osiris O-Zone
  The Umbrella Man Dizzy Gillespie Odyssey: 1945-1952
  Just A-Settin' and A Rockin' Billy Strayhorn The Peaceful Side
  Juramento Armando Garzon Boleros
  Poet With Wings Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Quicksilver Rides Again
  Gonna Get Tight Moon Mullican I'll Sail My Ship Alone

Monkey Mind – 04/02/2012

That Weldon Irvine is such a smooth, funky gem of a record. That and the Harry & Jeanie West cd are the two things blowing me away most this week.

Time Song Artist Album
3pm Man in the Tree Pearls Before Swine These Things Too
  Stars Kevin Ayers Banana Productions: The Best of Kevin Ayers
  Eggs Garland Jeffreys Garland Jeffreys
  Saltfish Refried Other Dimensions in Music with Fay Victor Kaiso Stories
  Tubercular Balls/Soprano Derivativo Lol Coxhill/Kevin Ayers/Robert Wyatt Oh Really?
  Congoman Congos Heart of the Congos
  Throw Down Your Arms Burning Spear Dry & Heavy
  Family Affair Steven Bernstein's Millenial Territory Orchestra MTO Plays Sly
  Soul Sisters Weldon Irvine Time Capsule
  Sunny Sleeps Late Sweet Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be
  Animal Shapes Silver Jews Tanglewood Numbers
4pm Holy Roller Jeff Black B-Sides and Confessions, Volume One
  Black Jack Davie/Bringing in the Georgia Mail Harry and Jeanie West Smoky Mountain Ballads
  Leather Breeches Skillet Lickers Old-Time Fiddle Tunes & Sogs from North Georgia
  Mansions for Me Skaggs & Rice The Essential Old-Time Country Duet Recordings
  I'd Hate to be You on that Dreadful Day Bob Dylan The Whitmark Demos: 1962-1964
  Thumri Indian folk musicians/Alan Lomax World Library of Folk and Primitive Music: India
  Sweet Road Animal Collective Sung Tongs
  I'm Calling/Loose Pajamas Jessica Jones Quartet w/Arisa White Word
  I Am/Bananas Weldon Irvine & Charlette Cook Time Capsule
  Milkcrate Franklin Bruno Local Currency
  Alternative Ulster Stiff Little Fingers Inflammable Material
  Radar Eyes The Godz Godz 2
  Shoot Your Shot James Brown The Payback
  Cirque African Music Machine African Music Machine
  Too Late Gregory Isaacs The Winner: The Roots of Gregory Isaacs

Monkey Mind – 03/12/2012

That Billy Joe Shaver gospel country CD from 2007 and the Steve Jordan accordion stuff are the outstanding gems this week, in my world. Hope you liked that strange Terry Allen suite from 1985 as well; originally composed to accompany a dance performance, it holds up well as an odd story/song/collage piece, I think.

Time Song Artist Album
3pm Locomotif No. 6 Leo Smith & the New Delta Ahkri Wildflowers: The New York Jazz Loft Sessions 2
  1% of One Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Pig Lib
  Katzatz Bill Frisell Masada Guitars
  Wave Train McCormick Duo Flute & Percussion: Premiers Plus One
  Manhattan Cocktail Sun Ra and his Arkestra The Other Side of the Sun
  If You Don't Love Jesus Billy Joe Shaver Everybody's Brother
  Cum Unto Jesus Chinga Chavin's Country Porn Country Porn
  Go To Hell Nina Simone The Blues
  Queen of the Night Maggie Bell Queen of the Night
  It's Growing Margie Joseph Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Sisters
  Three Ring Circus Blue Magic The Magic of the Blue
4pm Lou Sent Me Innocent Youths Earth, Roots and Water
  Right Time Mighty Diamonds Right Time
  Just A Little Taste of Me Quincy Jones Mellow Madness
  Skin I'm In Sly Stone Fresh
  La Mucura Steve Jordan The Return of El Parche
  Gritenme Piedras del Campo Flaco Jimenez Best of Flaco Jimenez
  Pedal Steal Terry Allen Pedal Steal
  Anythig Your Heart Desires Harry Simoneaux & the Riff Raffs Roy 'Boogie Boy' Perkins with Bobby Page & the Riff Raffs

Monkey Mind – 03/05/2012

Loving that Lol Coxhill/Stephen Miller early 70s stuff – always nice to find something I’ve never heard before that’s so amazingly good. Hope you enjoy the rest as well.

Time Song Artist Album
3pm Will my thirst play me tricks?/The ant about to be crushed.../Maggots/Bath '72/Wimbledon Baths/Gog M Lol Coxhill/Steve Miller Miller/Coxhill Coxhill/Miller
  Barney Savage Aural Hotbed Glove of Sound
  Serama Angin/Cincang Pauh Dangkal Yunan of the Anak Suku Dalam people Music of Indonesia 7: Music from the Forests of Riau and Mentawai
  Psykick Dancehall The Fall Early Fall 77-79
  L-O-V-E (Ask for it by name) Lothar and the Hand People Presenting...Lothar and the Hand People
  All Over You Bob Dylan The Whitmark Demos: 1962-1964
  I Will Fly Away Pink Anderson The Blues of Pink Anderson: Ballad & Folksinger, vol. 3
  Who The Staple Singers BeAltitude: Respect Yourself
  Pennies From Hell Marc Ribot Scelsi Morning
4pm Turquoise Sam Rivers/Cecil McBee/Norman Connors Hues
  Yoga of Sound: The Nada Brahman Mix DJ Cheb Sabbah
  Happiness is Drumming Diga Rhythm Band (Mickey Hart, Jerry Garcia et al) Diga
  Ponteio Edu Lobo Sergio Mendes presents Lobo
  Timbale Groove Willie Bobo A Gozar! Latin Grooves on Blue Note
  El Son Te Llama Orchestra Baobab Specialist in all Styles
  As The Crow Flies Bobby Jones The Arrival of Bobby Jones
  Crucifixion Lane Procul Harum A Salty Dog
  Rain Pretty Things Parachute
  Double Yellow Line Music Machine Very Best of the Music Machine
  Cold Wall of Stone Fat Mattress Black Sheep of the Family: The Anthology
  Kansas City Blues Janis Joplin/Jorma Kaukonen The Typewriter Tape
  Songs of March Stephen Miller/Laurie Allan The Story So Far
  Lero Men's Chorus Ata Krowe people Music of Indonesia 8: Vocal and Instrumental Music from East and Central Flores