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!