Wednesday, 25 December 2013

merry christmas! no new show this week or next wednesday as cjsr plays special holiday programming. the next new show will be on january 8.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

december 18th (marvelous mellotrons) playlist:

the beatles - strawberry fields forever (magical mystery tour)
the bee gees - every christian lion hearted man will show you (the bee gees' 1st)
strawbs - the flower and the young man (grave new world)
king crimson - epitaph (in the court of the crimson king)
mike dickson - samuel barber: adagio for strings (mellotronworks)
tom waits - the ocean doesn't want me (bone machine)
marvin gaye - mercy mercy me (the ecology) (what's going on)
harmonium - depuis l'automne (si on avait besoin d'une cinquieme saison)
the zombies - changes (odessey & oracle)
the moody blues - nights in white satin (single version)


Monday, 16 December 2013

i'm doing a one-hour special on everybody's favourite tape-sampling synthesizer this wednesday. don't miss it! thanks to warren krick for the artwork.


Wednesday, 11 December 2013

december 11th playlist (with guest co-host and co-programmer doug organ):

doug organ - royals (digital download)
jimmy smith & wes montgomery - baby it's cold outside (jimmy & wes: the dynamic duo)
jimmy mcgriff - the worm (the worm)
the lad mags - you stole my mind (trick ep)
barrence whitfield and the savages - i'm sad about it (dig thy savage soul)
jake langley - blue bash (doug's garage)
dupree - cookin' at the continental (nuestro camino)
doug organ trio - the price is right (doug organ trio)
the beatles & billy preston - don't let me down (mono masters, vol. 2)
king curtis - memphis soul stew (live at fillmore west)


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

december 4 playlist:

smile - earth (ghost of a smile)
the standells - dirty water (dirty water)
barbara dennerlein - walk on air (the best of barbara dennerlein)
the crazy world of arthur brown - fanfare - fire poem (the crazy world of arthur brown)
pat martino quartet - inside out (undeniable)
tony monaco - everyday i have the blues (fiery blues)
christian lane - edward elgar: imperial march, op. 32 (arr. for organ) (christian lane)
booker t. & the mg's - melting pot (melting pot)
brothers through the hill - witches and the dead (adelaide)
tim hecker - live room out (virgins)
junior murvin - police & thieves (police & thieves)

so long to a swell singer. goodbye, junior

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

november 27 playlist:

mink deville - she's so tough (cabretta)
dr. john - just the same (in the right place)
jesse winchester - quiet about it (jesse winchester)
the band - long distance operator (outtake) (music from big pink)
jamey johnson - can't cash my checks (the guitar song)
stackridge - the galloping gaucho (the man in the bowler hat)
henry mancini - charade (carousel) (charade)
tetragon - dragon song (stretch)
quintron - you don't own me (unmasked organ light-year of infinity man (fuck everybody else))
king khan & the shrines - bite my tongue (idle no more)
fay hallam & the bongolian - dancing (lost in sound)
the graham bond organization - neighbour neighbour (sound of 65)
melvin rhyne - shoo, shoo baby (organ-izing)

 the awesome fredovitch in the one-man band context- plays organ with king khan these days

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

november 20 playlist:

wes montgomery - dearly beloved (boss guitar)
monk montgomery - sister lena (bass odyssey)
james hunter - jacqueline (the hard way)
james brown - need your love so bad (messing with the blues)
the allman brothers band - hoochie coochie man (idlewild south)
lynyrd skynyrd - poison whiskey (pronounced leh-nerd skin-nerd)
climax blues band - flight (plays on)
tyler hornby b3 trio - chisel (locus)
anna von hausswolff - epitaph of theodor (ceremony)
apparat organ quartet - romantika (apparat organ quartet)
king khan & the shrines - bad boy (idle no more)
mouse & the traps - you are my sunshine (fraternity years)

gregg at his vintage greggiest. would have been his brilliant brother duane's birthday today.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

november 13 playlist:

todd rundgren - black maria (something/Anything?)
reverend organdrum - a shot in the dark (hi-fi stereo)
can - bring me coffee or tea (tago mago)
fay hallam & the bongolian - freefall (lost in sound)
moonface - shit-hawk in the snow (organ music not vibraphone like i'd hoped)
cactus - bad stuff ('ot 'n' sweaty)

amish - black lace woman (amish)
clutch - gravel road (robot hive/exodus)
gene clark - silent crusade (two sides to every story)
jackie mittoo - atom sounds (champion in the arena 1976-1977)

iain quinn - knut nystedt: variasjoner over 'med jesus vil eg fara' (norwegian folk-tune from sunnmøre) opus 4: variasjon 5 - lento (tender is the north)
the night crawlers - grey matter (volume 3)


jackie

Wednesday, 6 November 2013


november 6th lou reed special (aka an excuse to play sister ray) playlist:

the velvet underground - pale blue eyes (the velvet underground)
the velvet underground - what goes on (1969: velvet underground live)
lou reed - lady day (berlin)
the velvet underground - ocean (1969: velvet underground live)
the velvet underground - sister ray (white light/white heat)
lou reed - i wanna know (the pit and the pendulum) (the raven)

john cale, the late, great lou reed and a couple bums by the name of patti smith and david byrne. john's musicianship, be it on the organ, bass, viola or whatever the case may be, drove reed to unimaginable heights of creativity

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

october 30 halloween special playlist:

jacula - vereficium (in cauda semper stat venenum)
mathias rehfeldt - improvisation über dank sei dir vater (digital download)
blue öyster cult - career of evil (secret treaties)
crazy world of arthur brown - devil's grip (single)
atomic rooster - devil's answer (in hearing of)
organ grinder poetry reading - excerpt from edgar allan poe's "the tell-tale heart" accompanied by:
christopher herrick - toccata & fugue in d minor, bwv 565 (bach: toccatas & fugues)
john wesley harding and the good liars - if you have ghosts (where the pyramid meets the eye: a tribute to roky erickson)
professor leslie hammond lectures on halloween
roky erickson and the aliens - night of the vampire (the evil one)
dr. lonnie smith - witch doctor (jungle soul)
john mayall & the bluesbreakers - i'm your witchdoctor (jimmy page and his heavy friends: hip young guitar slinger)
buxom lass - another hallows' eve (buxom lass)
walt disney records - grim, grinning ghosts (disney: the music behind the magic)


don't miss the halloween edition today! thanks to warren krick for the artwork.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

october 23 playlist:

the slickers - johnny too bad (the harder they come)
the wailers - slave driver (catch a fire)
clutch - 10001110101 (robot hive/exodus)
booker t - pound it out (potato hole)
the band - to kingdom come (music from big pink)
rick danko - small town talk (rick danko)
lindi ortega - songs about (tin star)
the tragically hip - bobcaygeon (phantom power)
count basie trio - song of the islands (for the first time)
mavis staples & lucky peterson - wade in the water (spirituals & gospel)
william whitehead - organ sonata in b flat, op. 65/4 - allegro maestoso e vivace (mendelssohn: complete organ sonatas)
james brown - i can't stand it (hell)

james and his organ plunge us into hell, the scene of next week's halloween special program

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

october 16 playlist:

dick curless - the old rugged cross (a tombstone every mile: 1950-1969)
jerry reed - the preacher and the bear (georgia sunshine)
christopher herrick - nimm von uns, herr, du treuer gott verse 3 buxwv 207 (buxtehude: the complete organ works, volume 2)
atomic rooster - all in satan's name (made in england)
rare bird - beautiful scarlet (rare bird)
spinal tap - gimme some money (this is spinal tap)
national lampoon - art rock suite (goodbye pop)
wes montgomery trio - too late now (a dynamic new sound)
the night crawlers - misconstrued (volume 3)
ray charles - birth of the blues (genius + soul = jazz)
blackie and the rodeo kings - i give it up everyday (let's frolic)
the deep dark woods - bourbon street (jubilee)

viv savage of spinal tap aka david kaff of this is spinal tap aka david kaffinetti of rare bird in a cerebral mood

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

october 9 playlist:

ossie hibbert & the revolutionaries - kissinger (earthquake dub)
harry nilsson - she sang hymns out of tune (rca albums collection: pandemonium shadow show)
the graham bond organization - spanish blues (sound of 65)
dupree - moto guzzi (nuestro camino)
the deep dark woods - 18th of december (jubilee)
mudcrutch - june apple (mudcrutch)
the sadies - so much blood (internal sounds)
jim byrnes - house where nobody lives (i hear the wind in the wires)
nick lowe - what's shakin' on the hill (party of one)
gene vincent - you are my sunshine (the country side)
jimmy smith - ain't she sweet (plays fats waller)
raw material - ice queen (time is)
anna von hausswolff - red sun (ceremony)
the sonics - i'm a rolling stone (introducing the sonics)


Wednesday, 2 October 2013

october 2 (fundrive part 2) playlist:

the night crawlers - snap back jack (volume 3)
ray charles - one mint julep (genius + soul = jazz)
booker t. & the mg's - lonely avenue (green onions)
william bell - you don't miss your water (soul of a bell)
reverend organdrum - hang 'em high (hi-fi stereo)
sir douglas quintet - the rains came (the prime of sir douglas quintet)
tony sheridan & the beat brothers - let's dance (in the beginning)
the beatles - i'm down (original singles in mono)
billy preston - right now (encouraging words)
glenn gould - bach: the art of fugue, bwv 1080 - contrapunctus 9, a 4, alla duodecima (glenn gould at the movies)
tony monaco - road song (burnin' grooves)
quincy jones & bill cosby - jimmy cookin' on top (interlude) (the original jam sessions 1969)
alberta hunter & fats waller - sugar (1926-1927)

thanks to everyone who donated on the show today, and congratulations to prize winners dan, scott and greg. keep donating by calling 780-492-2577 or online at cjsr.com, fundrive continues till october 5th!


Wednesday, 25 September 2013

congratulations to tim and lesley, winners of the first two prizes, original artwork by warren krick and a metro cinema six pack respectively. next week i'll be giving away art by tim rechner, drake's theory cds and another metro cinema six pack!
september 25 (fundrive part 1) playlist:

brinsley schwarz - surrender to the rhythm (nervous on the road)
the band - chest fever (music from big pink)
the deep dark woods - dear john (the place i left behind)
dr. dog - 100 years (fate)
the stranglers - hanging around (rattus norvegicus)
percy sledge - when a man loves a woman (when a man loves a woman)
jimmy cliff - many rivers to cross (the harder they come)
procol harum - a whiter shade of pale (a whiter shade of pale)
timothy moke & georg masanz - bach: arioso from cantata no. 156 - ich steh' mit einem fuss im grabe "ich steh` mit einem fuss im grabe" (beauty and power: the world's most beautiful music for trumpet and organ)
jackie mittoo - darker shade of black (champion in the arena 1976-1977)
booker t. jones with gary clark jr. - austin blues idea (sound the alarm)
jerry reed - house of the rising sun (alabama wild man)


thanks to those of you who donated to the first of two fundrive shows this year, and don't slow down. fundrive is going on all week and i have more great prizes for next week's show. as well, feel free to contact me (780-819-5626, josephh@ualberta.ca) if you're interested in donating before my next show and i can arrange that as well.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

cjsr's fundrive is coming up- i will be doing two fundraising shows for this important event that keeps our station's diverse and wonderful programming on the air. please consider donating during one of my two shows- september 25th and october 2nd from 1-2 pm. you'll be entered in a draw to win wonderful prizes like the above painting by warren krick while contributing to an excellent cause!
september 18 playlist:

roy harper - hors d'oeuvres (stormcock)
the crazy world of arthur brown - time/confusion (the crazy world of arthur brown)
the soft machine - priscilla (the soft machine)
cowboy junkies - clothes line saga (garth hudson presents a canadian celebration of the band)
bobby charles - small town talk (bobby charles)
sir douglas quintet - seguin (the prime of sir douglas quintet)
frank black and the catholics - san antonio, tx (devil's workshop)
the beach boys - i'm so young (today!)
blues image - take me (open)
deep purple - hey joe (shades of deep purple)
funky junction - rising sun (play a tribute to deep purple)
thin lizzy - mama nature said (vagabonds of the western world)
ray charles - stompin' room only (genius + soul = jazz)

heavy

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

september 11 playlist:

the monkees - carlisle wheeling (listen to the band)
sturgill simpson - four flame candle (bastard children)
anna von hausswolff - funeral for my future children (ceremony)
moondog - sand lilly (a new sound of an old instrument)
iain quinn - two pieces, op. 111 - no. 1. intrada (tender is the north)
jimmy cliff - the harder they come (the harder they come)
al campbell - rainy days (revival selection)
dr. dog - the beach (fate)
the pointed sticks - out of luck (out of luck)
hanson brothers - i've been there (my game)
shades of joy - slowest saddest waltz (music of el topo)
melvin rhyne quartet - full house (boss organ)

if you're an organ fan who is equally fond of beautiful swedish singer-songwriters with gorgeous ethereal voices, behold: anna

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

september 4 playlist:

isaac hayes - no name bar (shaft)
jeff golub with brian auger - pusherman (train keeps a rolling)
tony monaco - ode to billie joe (live at the orbit room)
bobbie gentry - ace insurance man (local gentry)
the sonics - hitch hike (boom)
the dirtbombs - your love belongs under a rock (ultraglide in black)
edward bear - masquerade (the edward bear collection)
49th parallel - eye to eye (49th parallel)
graham bond organization - little girl (decca originals: the mod scene)
john mayall & the blues breakers - little girl (bluesbreakers with eric clapton)
count basie trio - blues in the church (for the first time)
christopher herrick - te deum, buxwv 218 - iii. pleni sunt caeli & terra (buxtehude: the complete organ works, vol. 2)
billy preston - that's the way god planned it (come and get it: the best of apple records)

graham bond. lock up your little girls when he or john mayall come to town

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

august 28 playlist:

the beatles - flying (magical mystery tour)
dupree - the turtle (nuestro camino)
rhoda scott - take a ladder (take a ladder)
bobby "blue" bland - who's foolin' who (dreamer)
clayton bellamy - you could be mine (five crow silver)
clayton bellamy - love like that (cjsr studio performance)
clayton bellamy - victim of my own compromise (five crow silver)
the road hammers - yazoo street scandal (garth hudson presents a canadian celebration of the band)
clayton bellamy - goodbye america (cjsr studio performance)
jerry reed - stray dogs and stray women (the man with the golden thumb)
glenn gould - bach: the art of fugue - contrapunctus ix (at the movies)
blackie and the rodeo kings - night's black bridge (let's frolic again)

clayton bellamy was my guest, providing fascinating conversation and live performances. his new cd, pictured above, features organ grinder favourites like ian mclagan and garth hudson

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

august 21 playlist:

devo's wipeouters - nubbie boardsmen (p'twaaang!!!)
al campbell - perhaps (revival selection)
the black keys - dearest (rave on buddy holly)
nick lowe - queen of sheba (nick the knife)
willie nelson - don't get around much anymore (stardust)
tompall glaser - release me (the outlaw)
dr. dog - the unicorn (twistable, turnable man: a musical tribute to the songs of shel silverstein)
blue öyster cult - transmaniacon mc (blue öyster cult)
john mayall & the bluesbreakers - i'm your witchdoctor (jimmy page: hip young guitar slinger)
cosmos factory - fantastic mirror (an old castle of transylvania)
offenbach - quebec rock (tabarnac)
the kinks - rats (lola versus powerman and the moneygoround)
jon lord - part iii "evening": rags & galas (durham concerto)
the lonesome organist - the lost oar (collector of cactus echo bags)
eli "paperboy" reed - pick a number (come and get it)
rip allen lanier

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

august 14 playlist:

harry j allstars - liquidator (liquidator)
harry nilsson - sixteen tons (spotlight on nilsson)
waylon jennings - only daddy that'll walk the line (only the greatest)
willie p. bennett - pens and paper (collectibles)
john c. reilly - guilty as charged (walk hard: the dewey cox story)
the fuzztones - johnson in a headlock (horny as hell)
the music machine - discrepancy (beyond the garage)
dave brady and the stars - ridin' high (twin cities funk & soul)
tony monaco - softly, as in a morning sunrise (east to west)
peter schickele - intro/fugue in c minor (from the toot suite for calliope for four hands) (pdq bach on the air)
iain quinn - niels w. gade: tre tonestykke, op. 22 no. 1 in f major (tender is the north)
jean guillou - handel/guillou: hornpipe from the water music (organ encores)
frank zappa - sharleena (chunga's revenge)
blue rodeo - 5 days in may (five days in july)

james gray of blue rodeo. he will be sorely missed, along with frank zappa associate george duke, tompall glaser and jody payne

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

august 7 playlist:

wes montgomery trio - jingles (a dynamic new sound)
tyler hornby b3 trio - locus (locus)
willie nelson - stardust (stardust)
booker t. jones with mayer hawthorne - sound the alarm (sound the alarm)
beastie boys - the cousin of death (the mix-up)
j.j. cale - right down here (really)
john cale - sudden death (helen of troy)
mushroom - johnny the jumper (early one morning)
mountain - one last cold kiss (flowers of evil)
christopher herrick - te deum, buxwv 218 - 5. tu devicto mortis aculeo (buxtehude: the complete organ works, vol. 2)
rockpile - when i write the book (seconds of pleasure)
the herd - impressions of oliver (hammond heroes: 60s r&b organ grooves)
the deviants - normality jam (disposable)
the beach boys - how she boogalooed it (wild honey)

it's not a new sound anymore, but it will never get old. wes - guitar; melvin rhyne - organ; paul parker - drums

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

july 31 playlist:

the james hunter six - minute by minute (minute by minute)
william bell - you don't miss your water (soul of a bell)
the byrds - nothing was delivered (sweetheart of the rodeo)
gene parsons - why you been gone so long (melodies)
gene clark - some misunderstanding (no other)
johnny hodges & wild bill davis - hash brown (blue pyramid)
tony monaco - the preacher (fiery blues)
david lynch - the big dream (the big dream)
barry adamson - under wraps (moss side story)
blind ravage - friday fish (blind ravage)
william whitehead - organ sonata in f, op. 65/1 - 1. allegro moderato e serioso (mendelssohn: complete organ sonatas)
the stranglers - something better change (no more heroes)
bo diddley - power house (the black gladiator)


the unusual rheem organ played by bill cuomo with gene clark

Friday, 26 July 2013

july 24 playlist:

booker t. & ted jones - father son blues (sound the alarm)
papa john defrancesco - strange brew (a philadelphia story)
donny hathaway - i love you more than you'll ever know (extension of a man)
blood, sweat & tears - somethin' goin' on (child is father to the man)
bob dylan - ballad of a thin man (highway 61 revisited)
mouse & the traps - a public execution (fraternity years)
george harrison - it's johnny's birthday (all things must pass)
van morrison - tupelo honey (tupelo honey)
bruut! - spargo (bruut!)
the john henrys - white linen (white linen)
dawes - stories don't end (stories don't end)

thanks for the birthday wishes, george! sure, you can call me johnny.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

july 17 playlist:

beggars opera - passacaglia (act one)
joseph nolan - prière a notre-dame (the organ of saint sulpice, paris)
dupree - night cap (nuestro camino)
jimmy mcgriff - red cadillac boogaloo (mcgriff's house party)
jimmy smith - squeeze me (plays fats waller)
arthur lee & the lag's - rumble-still-skins (black beauty & rarities)
blue rodeo - venus rising (the things we left behind)
lee michaels - mad dog (live)
the artwoods - stop and think it over (art gallery)
brinsley schwarz - the last time i was fooled (silver pistol)

these guys rule

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond my control, the program will not be on tomorrow. back next week.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

july 3 playlist:

dr. john - right place, wrong time (in the right place)
captain beefheart - upon the my-oh-my (unconditionally guaranteed)
emerson, lake & palmer - jerusalem (brain salad surgery)
michael murray - vater unser im himmelreich bwv 737 (bach organ works: great organ at methuen)
bobby "blue" bland - i wouldn't treat a dog (the way you treated me) (dreamer)
them - turn on your love light (them again)
grateful dead - death don't have no mercy (live/dead)
os mutantes - meu refrigerador não funciona (a divina comedia ou ando meio desligado)
alan price set - i put a spell on you (i put a spell on you)
bruut! - bumper (bruut!)
dupree - cookin' at the continental (nuestro camino)
reverend organdrum - groovin' (hi-fi stereo)
the band - king harvest (has surely come) (alternate performance) (the band)
heavy metal kids - the big fire (anvil chorus)

move over, schroeder, let pigpen take over

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

playlist june 26:

jimmy cliff - you can get it if you really want (the harder they come)
brinsley schwarz - the version (hypocrite) (please don't ever change)
dave barker & ansel collins - stalag 17 (double barrel)
tyler hornby b3 trio - nardis (locus)
organissimo - never can say goodbye (dedicated)
ross campbell with the fat band - mumbo jumbo line (archival collection from the 20th century)
nat king cole - moon love (let's face the music)
gruff rhys - sunflower (hotel shampoo)
baby huey - one dragon two dragon (the baby huey story)
the monkees - porpoise song (head)
iron butterfly - in-a-gadda-ga-vida (in-a-gadda-da-vida)

in the garden of eden by i. ron butterfly

Sunday, 23 June 2013

june 19th playlist:

graham bond with magick - ajama (we put our magick on you)
jack mcduff - hot barbeque (soulful drums)
dr. lonnie smith with david "fathead" newman - loser (boogaloo to beck)
jesse winchester - black dog (jesse winchester)
the j. geils band - sno-cone (the j. geils band)
donovan - little boy in corduroy (a gift from a flower to a garden)
jerry jeff walker - mr. bojangles (mr. bojangles)
jeff beck group - girl from mill valley (beck-ola)
jack bruce - theme from an imaginary western (songs for a tailor)
mountain - nantucket sleighride (to owen coffin) (nantucket sleighride)
tyler hornby b3 trio - rabbit hole (locus)
sly & the family stone - underdog (a whole new thing)
sharon jones & the dap-kings - window shopping (i learned the hard way)

l-r: the late steve knight, the even later felix pappalardi and leslie west of mountain. canadian drummer corky laing not pictured, and steve is appropriately in the background. but no matter how much leslie hated him he was not, as flo and eddie put it, the most useless man in rock & roll

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

june 12 playlist:

billy bragg - no one knows nothing anymore (tooth & nail)
isobel campbell & mark lanegan - lately (hawk)
mick jagger - too many cooks (spoil the soup) (the very best of mick jagger)
the artwoods - i'm looking for a saxophonist doubling french horn wearing size 37 boots (100 oxford street)
moondog - organ rounds (the story of moondog)
the blues project - flute thing (projections)
money mark - sunday gardena blvd. (mark's keyboard repair)
the budos band - king charles (the budos band)
kingdom come - a scientific experiment (kingdom come)
atomic rooster - gershatzer (death walks behind you)
sume - telegrafen er død (sumut)
joey defrancesco - five spot after dark (wonderful! wonderful!)

would you trust this man to fix your organ?

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

playlist for june 5:

billy preston - will it go round in circles (ultimate collection)
wilson pickett - born to be wild (hey jude)
maurice mckinnies & the champions - sock-a-poo-poo '69 (part 1) (twin cities funk & soul)
the doors - strange days (strange days)
"weird al" yankovic - craigslist (alpocalypse)
ray manzarek - the purpose of existence is? (the golden scarab)
x - the unheard music (los angeles)
the sadies/blue rodeo - within a stone (in concert, volume one)
devin davis - giant spiders (lonely people of the world, unite!)
small faces - long agos and worlds apart (ogdens' nut gone flake)
egg - long piece no. 3: part four (the polite force)
christopher herrick - praeludium in a minor, buxwv 153 (buxtehude: the complete organ works, vol. 2)
cosmos factory - darkness of the world (an old castle of transylvania)
rhoda scott - il est mort le soleil (take a ladder)

once again, mr. ray manzarek, ladies and gentlemen

Thursday, 23 May 2013

may 22 playlist:

the deep dark woods - sugar mama (the place i left behind)
brinsley schwarz - one more day (silver pistol)
blue rodeo - one more night (the things we left behind)
dawes - that western skyline (north hills)
peter b's looners - if you wanna be happy (the fleetwood mac family album)
jackie mittoo - ram jam (champion in the arena 1976-1977)
rod stewart - i'd rather go blind (alternate version) (the rod stewart sessions 1971-1998)
o.v. wright - i'd rather be blind, cripple and crazy (god blessed our love)
bobby "blue" bland - i wouldn't treat a dog (the way you treated me) (dreamer)
herb ellis - sugar hill stomp (roll call)
dick hyman - the 3rd man theme & "danger" theme (the man from o.r.g.a.n.)
kevin ayers - shouting in a bucket blues (june 1, 1974)
zz top - miller's farm (chrome, smoke & bbq)
the doors - the wasp (texas radio and the big beat) (l.a. woman)

sigh...love ya, ray

Friday, 17 May 2013

playlist for the organ grinder proudly presents: heavenly harpsichords on may 15th:
the bonzo dog doo-dah band - music for head ballet (gorilla)
the left banke - walk away renee (there's gonna be a storm: the complete recordings, 1966-69)
belle & sebastian - the model (fold your hands child, you walk like a peasant)
the kinks - too much on my mind (face to face)
scott walker - always coming back to you (scott)
love - the castle (da capo)
dmitry kouzov & peter laul - viola da gamba in d major, wq. 137, h. 559 - adagio ma non tanto (carl philipp emanuel bach: viola da gamba sonatas)
skip sempe - william byrd: pavane & galliard à 6 in c major; pavane (virginals and consorts)
the amazing blondel - dolor dulcis (sweet sorrow) (england)
duncan browne - dwarf in a tree (a cautionary tale) (give me take you)
donovan - hampstead incident (mellow yellow)
jeff beck group - love is blue (truth)
don angle - minor drag (harpsichord magic)
artie shaw - summit ridge drive (the complete gramercy five sessions)
the beau brummels - magic hollow (triangle)
the beach boys - when i grow up (to be a man) (today!)
wizzard - the carlsberg special (pianos demolished phone 021 373 4472) (wizzard brew)

go forth, young moderns! van dyke parks, who tickles the baroque ivories on magic hollow by the beau brummels, flanked by l-r your humble organ grinder joe hartfeil and friends tori sheldon and joel rosskopf

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

playlist for may 8th (british blues boom edition):
 

the graham bond organization - wade in the water (the sound of 65)
graham bond with magick - forbidden fruit part 1 (we put our magick on you)
ginger baker's air force - da da man (ginger baker's air force)
stone the crows - mr. wizard (teenage licks)
alexis korner's blues incorporated - skipping (red hot from alex)
chicken shack - diary of your life (accept)
john mayall & the blues breakers - little girl (bluesbreakers with eric clapton)
manfred mann - what you gonna do? (the five faces of manfred mann)
keef hartley band - think it over (halfbreed)
ten years after - i can't keep from crying, sometimes (ten years after)
savoy brown - street corner talking (street corner talking)
howlin' wolf - who's been talking? (the london howlin' wolf sessions)
jimmy page, sonny boy williamson & brian auger - getting out of town (jam session)
yardbirds - ha ha said the clown (ultimate)

the name's bond. graham bond.

i'm terribly sorry for that.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

playlist for may 1st:

jimmy mcgriff - mcgriff's house party (mcgriff's house party)
crosby, stills, nash & young - almost cut my hair (deja vu)
dawes - time spent in los angeles (nothing is wrong)
the john henrys - dawson city (white linen)
lou reed - lady day (berlin)
billie holiday - yesterdays (an evening with billie holiday)
mott the hoople - midnight lady (rock and roll queen)
vanilla fudge - bang bang (vanilla fudge)
the shangri-las - right now and not later (the best of the shangri-las)
george jackson - my desires are getting the best of me (cheatin' soul and the southern dream of freedom)
wee willie walker - i ain't gonna cheat on you no more (twin cities funk & soul)
bob seger system - ivory (ramblin' gamblin' man)
sly & the family stone - let me hear it from you (a whole new thing)
the beach boys - surf's up (surf's up)

benmont tench of tom petty & the heartbreakers/mudcrutch fame, guest organ grinder with dawes

Sunday, 28 April 2013

playlist for april 24, featuring an interview with jp perron of this hisses:

ten years after - adventures of a young organ (hammond heroes: 60s r&b organ grooves)
this hisses - winter's grip (anhedonia)
this hisses - icelandic blue (anhedonia)
nick cave & the bad seeds - push the sky away (push the sky away)
philip glass - koyaanisqatsi (koyaanisqatsi)
klaus wunderlich - in the mood (in the miller mood)
reverend organdrum - a shot in the dark (reverend organdrum)
this hisses - better off dead (anhedonia)
mahogany frog - you're meshugah! (do5)
? & the mysterians - i need somebody (best of)
the monks - monk time (black monk time)
yes - no opportunity necessary, no experience needed (time and a word)
dr. lonnie smith - blue moment (jungle soul)
doug organ trio - monstrous (doug organ trio)

winnipeg band this hisses

Monday, 8 April 2013

the organ grinder returns to the airwaves on april 24th! no show on the 10th nor the 17th.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

playlist for april 3rd:

al kooper & mike bloomfield - albert's shuffle (super session)
brian auger and the trinity - ellis island (hammond heroes: 60s r&b organ grooves)
quintron - slumber party (unmasked organ light-year of infinity man)
suicide - ghost rider (suicide)
spooky tooth - evil woman (spooky two)
dr. john - woman is the root of all evil (trader john's crawfish soiree)
mavis staples & lucky peterson - down by the riverside (spirituals & gospel)
ray charles - moanin' (genius + soul = jazz)
the hassles - cat (hour of the wolf)
mashmakhan - ff i tried (mashmakhan)
matt mays & el torpedo - tall trees (terminal romance)
zz top - salt lick (chrome, smoke & bbq)
faces - wicked messenger (first step)
bob dylan and the band - lo and behold (the basement tapes)

piano man, is that you? another record by the hassles, couldn't resist that image. apparently that's william martin joel on the organ, partly obscured by bass, amps and tambourine

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

 
playlist for march 27th:

the animals - gonna send you back to walker (the animals)
deena webster - the house of the rising sun (tuesday's child)
the four americans - soul food (black beauty & rarities)
booker t. & the mg's - chicken pox (melting pot)
the waterboys - an irish airman foresees his death (an appointment with mr. yeats)
john cale - child's christmas in wales (paris 1919)
procol harum - a christmas camel (a whiter shade of pale)
william whitehead - organ sonata in d, op. 65/6 - chorale: andante sostenuto (mendelssohn: complete organ sonatas)
songs: ohia - this time anything finite at all (impala)
dukes of stratosphear - 25 o'clock (chips from the chocolate fireball)
tony monaco & joey defrancesco - aglio e olio (a new generation)
sly and the family stone - color me true (dance to the music)
jim ford - big mouth usa (the sounds of our time)
brinsley schwarz - ju ju man (silver pistol)
solomon burke - i'm hanging up my heart for you (the best of solomon burke)

the organ in the church of the holy ghost in heidelberg as depicted by the multi-talented felix mendelssohn bartholdy

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

playlist for march 20th:

yes - astral traveller (time and a word)
herb ellis - amazing grace (roll call)
wes montgomery trio - missile blues (a dynamic new sound)
melvin rhyne - fried pies (mel's spell)
paolo nutini - coming up easy (sunny side up)
faces - fly in the ointment (ooh la la)
bessie smith - st. louis blues (mama's got the blues)
blackie and the rodeo kings - night's black bridge (let's frolic again)
billy bragg - the warmest room (talking with the taxman about poetry)

the late great mel casting some spells

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

playlist for march 13th:

billy preston - slaughter (ultimate collection)
bruut! - c'mon (bruut!)
nat king cole - too little, too late (let's face the music)
jimmy smith - stay loose (stay loose...jimmy smith sings again!)
cameron carpenter - horowitz: variations on a theme from bizet's carmen (revolutionary)
organissimo - doctor funk (dedicated)
georgie fame - orange street (rhythm and blues at the flamingo)
can - mushroom (tago mago)
mushroom - standing alone (early one morning)
ten years after - working on the road (cricklewood green)
the artwoods - a taste of honey (jazz in jeans)
elliott murphy - diamonds by the yard (night lights)

classic snap of ten years after, including the recently departed alvin lee (guitar) and the fab chick
churchill on organ!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013


playlist for march 6th:

garth hudson - genetic method (anew) (a canadian celebration of the band)
dr. dog - alaska (we all belong)
harry nilsson - early in the morning (nilsson schmilsson)
the beach boys - wild honey (wild honey)
the beach bums - upholstery (the phantom of the paradise ost)
the dictators - (i live for) cars and girls (go girl crazy!)
jacula - vereficium (in cauda semper stat venenum)
christopher herrick - ciaccona in e minor, buxwv 160 (buxtehude: the complete organ works, vol. 2)
jackie mittoo - in cold blood (champion in the arena 1976-1977)
van der graaf generator - darkness (11-11) (the least we can do is wave to each other)
john mayall & the bluesbreakers - the supernatural (a hard road)
the temptations - the end of our road (solid rock)
"papa" john defrancesco - papa was a rolling stone (a philadelphia story)

the majestic wizard of the lowrey organ, garth hudson

Thursday, 28 February 2013



playlist for february 27th (a tale of two cities, namely philadelphia and canterbury):

"papa" john defrancesco - a philadelphia story (a philadelphia story)
jimmy smith - one o'clock jump (midnight special)
harold melvin & the blue notes - yesterday i had the blues (the ultimate blue notes)
nazz - open my eyes (nazz)
virgil fox - fanfares from parsifal (virgil fox plays the wanamaker grand court organ)
david flood with the choir and organ of canterbury cathedral - the spirit of the lord (sounds of canterbury)
egg - fugue in d minor (egg)
caravan - in the land of grey and pink (in the land of grey and pink)
the soft machine - a certain kind (the soft machine)
kevin ayers - whatevershebringswesing (whatevershebringswesing)

rip the great kevin ayers, flanked by robert wyatt and the lowrey organ dreamboat mike ratledge. together they are the soft machine.

Thursday, 21 February 2013


playlist for february 20th:

os mutantes - preciso urgentemente encontrar um amigo (a divina comedia ou ando meio desligado)
the moving sidewalks - no good to cry (flash)
thee dublins - telephone in shoe (ripple rock)
dick hyman - agent double-o-soul (the man from o.r.g.a.n.)
jeremy filsell - organ symphony no. 9 "gothique" allegro (charles-marie widor: organ symphonies no. 9 and 10)
the monkees - french song (the monkees present)
duncan browne - i was, you weren't (give me take you)
organissimo - blues on the blacktop (dedicated)
frank pellico - 2001 spaced out (acme funk: a collection of hard instrumentals)
let's dance - tony sheridan & the beat brothers (in the beginning)
zoot money's big roll band - walkin' the dog (decca originals: the mod scene)
jimmy smith - root down (and get it) (root down)
tony monaco - i'll remember jimmy (east to west)

i don't think it's too much of a stretch to give organist frank pellico 100% of the credit for the chicago blackhawks' historic start to their season

Thursday, 14 February 2013

playlist for february 13th (with guest co-host warren krick):

elmer gantry's velvet opera - what's the point of leaving (elmer gantry's velvet opera)
the beach boys - good vibrations (smiley smile)
donovan - land of doesn't have to be (a gift from a flower to a garden)
gandalf - me about you (gandalf)
the walker brothers - archangel (my ship is coming in)
cameron carpenter - homage to klaus kinski (revolutionary)
manfred hubler & siegfried schwab - the message (vampyros lesbos soundtrack)
chubby checker - if the sun stopped shining (checkered)
muddy waters - let's spend the night together (electric mud)
howlin' wolf - who's been talking? (the london howlin' wolf sessions)
bo diddley - funky fly (the black gladiator)
john's children - smashed blocked (smashed blocked!)
kevin ayers - song for insane times (joy of a toy)
kevin coyne - the world is full of fools (millionaires and teddy bears)

kevin ayers associate mike ratledge, perhaps the most underrated member of the sadly unsung canterbury progressive rock scene. kinda looks like jon lord here!

Wednesday, 6 February 2013


playlist for February 6th:

organissimo - up in the playroom (dedicated)
jimmy page, sonny boy williamson & brian auger - i see a man downstairs (jam session)
heavy metal kids - run around eyes (heavy metal kids)
al campbell - can't hide (revival selection)
sonics - jenny jenny (boom)
bruut! - mash (bruut!)
brinsley schwarz - trying to live my life without you (the new favourites of brinsley schwarz)
the dictators - disease (manifest destiny)
the crazy world of arthur brown - i put a spell on you (the crazy world of arthur brown)
blood, sweat & tears - refugee from yuhupitz (child is father to the man)
alan stivell - metig (chemins de terre)
blue cheer - sandwich (the original human being)
shel silverstein - don't give a dose to the one you love most (freakin' at the freaker's ball)

brian auger!

Thursday, 31 January 2013

playlist for january 30th:

steampacket - holy smoke (hammond heroes: 60's r & b organ grooves)
the beach boys - he come down (carl and the passions - so tough)
william bell - nothing takes the place of you (soul of a bell)
bo diddley - elephant man (the black gladiator)
greg lewis - trinkle tinkle (organ monk)
cameron carpenter - solitude (revolutionary)
beggars opera - raymond's road (act one)
john mayall & the bluesbreakers - all your love (with eric clapton)
traffic - glad (john barleycorn must die)
franz-josef maier, franz lehrndorfer, konrad junghanel & max engel - sonata in d-minor: prelude (the rosary sonatas)

butchering the classics with alan park of scotland's purveyors of potent prog, beggars opera

Thursday, 24 January 2013


playlist for january 23rd:

willie nelson - blue skies (stardust)
sir douglas quintet - bacon fat (the prime of...)
steppenwolf - hodge, podge, strained through a leslie (the second)
mahalia jackson - come on children, let's sing (gospels, spirituals & hymns)
mavis staples & lucky peterson - precious lord take my hand (spirituals & gospel: dedicated to mahalia jackson)
offenbach - domine jesus christe (offenbach 2)
bruut! - sly (bruut!)
the deep dark woods - the ballad of frank dupree (the place i left behind)
yes - no opportunity necessary, no experience needed (time and a word)
drake's theory - ode to silence (ode to silence)
mahogany frog - houndstooth part 1 (senna)
rod stewart - i'd rather go blind (never a dull moment)

goldy mcjohn of steppenwolf brings the heavy metal thunder, strained through a leslie