Wednesday, 17 December 2014

december 17 (christmas special) playlist:

procol harum - a christmas camel (a whiter shade of pale)
jimmy smith & wes montgomery - baby it's cold outside (jimmy & wes: the dynamic duo)
nick lowe - a dollar short of happy (quality street)
john cale - child's christmas in wales (paris 1919)
booker t. & the mg's - silent night (in the christmas spirit)
james brown - believers shall enjoy (non believers shall suffer) (tit for tat single)
john balka - claude balbastre: noel variations for organ (the great organ at st. mary's cathedral)
don patterson - you're all i want for christmas (holiday soul)
magic organ - a magic christmas (a magic christmas)
doug organ trio - christmas waltz (doug organ trio)
hanna barbera organ & chimes - carol of the bells (merry christmas)
hanna barbera organ & chimes - greensleeves (merry christmas)
hanna barbera organ & chimes - we three kings (merry christmas)
helmut walcha - christum wir sollen loben schon, bwv 611 (js bach: organ works)
moondog - frost floxer (a new sound of an old instrument)

i'll see you in the new year- next new edition of the show will be on january 7! by the way, i'll be covering magpie alibi next tuesday from 2-3 pm, during which time i'll play a brand new dramatic reading of dylan thomas's "a child's christmas in wales" as read by vivien bosley for the cjsr radio players.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

december 10 playlist:

atomic rooster - a spoonful of bromide helps the pulse rate go down (in hearing of)
faces - looking out the window (first step)
small faces - the journey (ogdens' nut gone flake)
ian mclagan & the bump band - love letter (united states)
billy bragg and the blokes - dreadbelly (england, half english)
james mcmurtry - choctaw bingo (saint mary of the woods)
robert earl keen - out here in the middle (farm fresh onions)
lord rockingham's xi - fried onions (oh boy!)
cuddly dudley - hey, hey, hey, hey (oh boy!)
cherry wainer - la danza (musik im blut)
karl richter - organ concerto no. 4 in f major, op. 4 - 4 - ii. andante (gf handel: 12 organ concertos)
jimmy smith - jumpin' the blues (midnight special)

rip ian mclagan and cherry wainer- a couple o' beauts.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

december 3 playlist:

the rolling stones - time is on my side (single)
nicky hopkins - edward (the tin man was a dreamer)
bob dylan - from a buick 6 (highway 61 revisited)
mick jagger - too many cooks (spoil the soup) (the very best of mick jagger)
al kooper et al. - stop (super session)
freddie king - worried life blues (getting ready...)
don nix - will the circle be unbroken (in god we trust)
john simon - tannenbaum (john simon's album)
mahalia jackson - in the upper room (gospels, spirituals & hymns)
booker t. - evergreen (evergreen)
sonny stitt - pipin' the blues (deuces wild)
the byrds - 5d (fifth dimension) (fifth dimension)
the adorable back cover to nicky's tin man lp, perhaps the album which best typifies the close relationships of rock superstars and their sidemen. rolling stones lieutenant bobby keys (whose recent passing inspired me to do this special show on the greatest session players) blows some wicked sax alongside obscure session slide guitarist george o'hara (aka george harrison.)

i didn't learn of the passing of ian mclagan, organ giant of rock, until after the show ended. rest assured both he and deceased jazz player cherrry wainer will be given their due on next week's show.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

november 26 playlist:

billy preston - sing one for the lord (encouraging words)
booker t. & the mg's - back home (melting pot)
crowbar - in the dancing hold (bad manors)
konrad junghänel et al. - johannes bach: weint nicht um meinen tod (altbachisches archiv)
christian schmitt and magdalena kozená - j.s. bach/georg christian schemelli: musicalisches gesang-buch (leipzig, 1736): die güldne sonne, bwv 451 (prayer - voice & organ)
tobias frankenreiter et al. - carl philipp emanuel bach: concerto organ and strings (festliche musik in der st. nikolauskirche frauenfeld)
rupert's people - reflections of charles brown (single)
the royal guardsmen - snoopy vs. the red baron (single)
tony monaco & joey defrancesco - flat tire (a new generation: paesanos on the new b3)
dupree - leon's thing (nuestro camino)
chris spedding - please mrs. henry (backwood progression)
james mcmurtry - just us kids (just us kids)
ducks deluxe - west texas trucking board (ducks deluxe)
am i crazy or is that a lot of bachs?

Friday, 21 November 2014

november 19 playlist:

pretty - mustache in your face (local customs: cavern sound)
dick hyman & the group - respect (mirrors: reflections of today)
michael rault - nothing means nothing (burger records cassingle)
reigning sound - in my dreams (shattered)
bob dylan - went to see the gypsy (new morning)
don nix - golden mansions (in god we trust)
sky - feels like 1,000 years (don't hold back)
liuwe tamminga - tarquinio merula: intonazione cromatica del nono tono (organ recital)
nico - secret side (the end)
the swiftys - lost in the ruins (ridin' high)
jerry jeff walker - like a coat from the cold (ridin' high)
sly & the family stone - you better help yourself (a whole new thing)
joe hicks - life & death in g & a, pt. 1 & 2 (i'm just like you: sly's stone flower 1969-1970)
barrelhouse chuck - time is tight ((new) combo classics)
is it possible to be too icily european? just ask nico, john cale and brian eno, who all play keyboards on "secret side."

Friday, 14 November 2014

november 12 playlist:

strawbs - the flower and the young man (grave new world)
dick hyman & the group - hit the road jack (mirrors: reflections of today)
the graham bond organization - wade in the water (sound of 65)
cream - what a bringdown (goodbye)
jack bruce - theme from an imaginary western (songs for a tailor)
the tony williams lifetime - to whom (turn it over)
the budos band - burnt offering (burnt offering)
clutch - mice and gods (robot hive/exodus)
george braith - chunky cheeks (laughing soul)
shirley scott with stanley turrentine - in the still of the night (soul shoutin')
buck 65 - drunk without drinking (secret house against the world)
karl richter - organ concerto no. 12 in b flat major, op. 7-6 - i. pomposo (g.f. handel: 12 organ concertos)

bless you, jack. so much more than "cream's bassist." thanks for the amazing music.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

november 5 playlist for the organ grinders (with guest co-host aki jonasson):

the music machine - talk talk (the ultimate turn on)
the galaxies iv - piccadilly (i'm losing tonight! vol. 29)
the moving sidewalks - 99th floor (flash)
zz top - salt lick (chrome, smoke & bbq)
? and the mysterians - just like a rose (the best of)
the vagrants - respect (nuggets: original artyfacts from the first psychedelic era, 1965-1968)
aretha franklin - 96 tears (aretha arrives)
barrelhouse chuck - farfisa b3 boogie for winwood (combo classics)
the five canadians - writing on the wall (pebbles trash box)
the vandals - mystery (us garage gems, part 19)
the strangers - επιστροφή (greek garage greats)
roy harper - mr. station master (sophisticated beggar)
young savages - the invaders are coming (highs in the mid-sixties, vol. 10)
the byrds - you ain't going nowhere (sweetheart of the rodeo)
bob seger system - death row (noah)
jimmy smith - jumpin' the blues (midnight special)

a few years back, fellow nait radio student aki jonasson (and excellent organist pictured below surrounded by hip keyboards) and i made a pretty cool demo together for a show called the organ grinders, but she ended up moving back home to whitehorse before we could do the show together. this week i had the wonderful opportunity to co-host with her during her visit to edmonton

Thursday, 30 October 2014

october 29 halloween spooktacular playlist:

helmut walcha - toccata & fugue in d minor, bwv 538 - toccata (js bach: organ works)
christopher herrick - toccata & fugue in d minor, bwv 565 - toccata (bach: toccatas & fugues)
egg - fugue in d minor (egg)
the lad mags - awhooooo (halloween ep)
the lad mags - dig my grave (halloween ep)
buxom lass - another hallows' eve (happy howlidays)
the crazy world of arthur brown - fanfare - fire poem (the crazy world of arthur brown)
the sonics - the witch (here are the sonics)
jerry reed - phantom of the opry (rides again)
cjsr radio players - professor leslie b. hammond, iii on halloween (radio playhouse)
gentle giant - alucard (gentle giant)
jacula - in old castle (tardo pede in magiam versus)
cosmos factory - an old castle of transylvania (an old castle of transylvania)
joey allcorn - the execution (50 years too late)


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

october 22 playlist:

ann peebles - (you keep me) hangin' on (i can't stand the rain)
al green - school days (explores your mind)
frazey ford - september fields (indian ocean)
john holt - stealing stealing (tide is high: anthology 1962-1979)
dr. dog - die die die (we all belong)
chas & dave - what a miserable saturday night (gertcha! the emi years)
gene vincent - another saturday night (shakin' up a storm)
mountain - for yasgur's farm (climbing!)
dory previn - the talkative woman and the two star general (reflections in a mud puddle)
fela kuti - monday morning in lagos (he miss road)
yves rechsteiner - mendelssohn: song without words (liszt: orgelwerke)
brian auger & the trinity - adagio per archi e organo (befour)
jack mcduff - moanin' bench (soulful drums)
charles hodges (not to be confused with chas hodges of chas & dave infamy), along with his brothers leroy and the late teenie and the rest of the hi records rhythm section, heard to fine effect on the first three songs of today's program.

Friday, 17 October 2014

october 15 playlist:

jane birkin & serge gainsbourg - je t'aime... moi non plus (jane birkin & serge gainsbourg)
paul revere & the raiders - indian reservation (indian reservation)
spencer davis group - new toy (hammond heroes: 60's r&b organ grooves)
manfred mann chapter three - snakeskin garter (volume one)
miles davis - rated x (get up with it)
liuwe tamminga - abraham van den kerckhoven: fantasia in f major (organ recital)
rick moranis - hockey (you, me, the music and me)
the beach bums - upholstery (phantom of the paradise)
lydia loveless - really wanna see you (somewhere else)
t-bone burnett - nothing in return (where the pyramid meets the eye: a tribute to roky erickson)
slow leaves - second chances (beauty is so common)
if there's one thing miles davis is known for, it's his ability as an organist. yessir, that and that alone. don't think he really did anything else of note. to reiterate, miles is incredibly well known for his organ chops and nothing else. well, that and his storied association with cicely tyson.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

october 8 playlist for "stax of soul: booker t. and the memphis groove:"

the mar-keys - last night (the stax story)
bill withers - harlem (just as i am)
william bell - i forgot to be your lover (the stax story)
albert king - blues power (the stax story)
booker t. & the mg's - born under a bad sign (soul limbo)
booker t. & the mg's - hang 'em high (the stax story)
booker t. jones - crazy (the road from memphis)
linda lyndell - what a man (the stax story)
booker t. - a whiter shade of pale (evergreen)
booker t. - pound it out (potato hole)
willie nelson - georgia on my mind (stardust)
mitch ryder - wear and tear on my heart (the detroit-memphis experiment)
randy california, john lee hooker and booker t. jones - red house (from clarksdale to heaven)
booker t. & ted jones - father son blues (sound the alarm)
stax, booker t., the mg's: greatest record label, organist and group to ever emerge from the chickasaw bluff!

Thursday, 2 October 2014

october 1 playlist (fundrive part ii with co-host warren krick):

shadowy men on a shadowy planet - you spin me round '86 (savvy show stoppers)
? and the mysterians - can't get enough of you baby (best of)
aretha franklin - 96 tears (aretha arrives)
jacco gardner - the riddle (cabinet of curiosities)
dick hyman - honey west (the man from o.r.g.a.n.)
booker t & the mg's - time is tight (the stax story)
simon dupree & the big sound - thinking about my life (part of my past)
annette peacock - i'm the one (i'm the one)
brinsley schwarz - surrender to the rhythm (nervous on the road)
rick danko - small town talk (rick danko)
millenium - prelude/to claudia on thursday (begin)
thanks to your generous donations during my two fundrive specials, we were able to raise almost $1700 for cjsr fm 88.5! even better, we're at over $85 000 so far in the campaign! if you haven't donated yet, visit or call 780-492-2577 ext 0.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

august 25 playlist (fundrive volume 1 with guest co-hosts doug organ and vlad thee inhaler:)

ray charles - mister c (genius + soul = jazz)
georgie fame - money (that's what i want) (rhythm and blues at the flamingo)
alan hawkshaw - move move move (music for a young generation)
tom robinson band - 2-4-6-8 motorway (power in the darkness)
steppenwolf - tighten up your wig (the second)
reverend organdrum - a shot in the dark (hi-fi stereo)
doug organ trio - the price is right (doug organ trio)
shirley scott with stanley turrentine - gravy waltz (soul shoutin')
jimmy smith - ain't she sweet (plays fats waller)
dutch band organ - tennessee waltz (dutch band organ)
luther allison - raggedy and dirty (bad news is coming)
thanks for your donations, everyone who called in during my first show! but we still have a loooooong way to go, so keep donating straight through october 4 (including my second show on october 1) by phoning 780-492-2577 ext. 0 or visiting!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

september 17 playlist:

slow leaves - neighbourhood watch (beauty is so common)
jake ian - it don't really matter anymore (it don't really matter anymore)
the stranglers - hanging around (rattus norvegicus)
cjsr radio players - a minority of one, or: rex atlas learns a thing or two about cjsr (30th anniversary/fundrive 2014)
jimmy smith - when i grow too old to dream (back at the chicken shack)
anna von hausswolff - mountains crave (ceremony)
willie nelson & merle haggard - reasons to quit (one hell of a ride)
pictured: former corporate drone turned cjsr stalwart rex atlas. his story will be online soon!
september 17 on the program (airing sometime between 1 and 2 pm): the premiere of "a minority of one, or: rex atlas learns a thing or two about cjsr," a punk rock sci-fi cautionary tale about corporate radio on the prairies produced by the cjsr radio players!

Sunday, 14 September 2014

september 10 playlist:

mickey finn & the blue men - pills (jimmy page: this guitar kills)
bo diddley - i don't like you (the black gladiator)
muddy waters - i just want to make love to you (electric mud)
the tony williams lifetime - do that (turn it over (redux))
the james taylor quartet - do it (swinging london)
medeski, scofield, martin & wood - what now (out louder)
elephant stone - living for something (three poisons)
parker abbott trio - big on bloor (the wayfinders)
raymond scott's secret seven - temptation (the unexpected)
graham nicholas - roll me up (sometimes chicken, sometimes feathers)
josé feliciano - i like what you give (for my love... mother music)
florence mahon - walcha: mein leben ist ein pilgrimstand (souvenirs: scarboro united church organ)
helmut walcha - toccata, adagio and fugue in c major, bwv 564 - toccata (j.s. bach: organ works)
roy ayers - exotic dance (coffy)
it's rather unexpected to hear a hammond organ on a raymond scott recording, especially as played by the pre-jimmy smith legend wild bill davis.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

september 3 playlist:

the crazy world of arthur brown - time/confusion (the crazy world of arthur brown)
freddie king - tore down (getting ready...)
eric clapton, steve anglo (aka stevie winwood) et al - long night (raw blues)
nick lowe - halfway to paradise (jesus of cool - deluxe edition)
donnie fritts - sumpin' funky going on (country funk vol. ii 1967 - 1974)
the beach boys - he come down (carl and the passions - so tough)
the beatles - while my guitar gently weeps (anthology 3)
emitt rhodes - long time no see (emitt rhodes)
antibalas - him belly no go sweet (antibalas)
sheryl bailey - Good News (A Meeting of Minds)
Brian Auger & the trinity - red beans and rice (definitely what!)
jack mcduff - the party's over (soulful drums)
well, there's a nice fella.

Friday, 29 August 2014

august 27 playlist:

sam the sham & the pharaohs - ring dang doo (the best of sam the sham & the pharaohs)
the velvet underground - what goes on (the velvet underground)
spinal tap - tonight i'm gonna rock you tonight (this is spinal tap)
david bowie - here comes the night (pin ups)
alice coltrane - spring rounds (eternity)
alan price - pastoral (o lucky man!)
stefan johannes bleicher - balbastre: air, gavotte & trio (baroque organ music from france)
annbjørg lien - den bortkomne sauen (felefeber)
bob darin - me and mr. hohner (country funk vol. ii 1967 - 1974)
the deep dark woods - the sun never shines (winter hours)
"yeah, i got two hands here."

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

august 20 playlist:

desmond dekker - problems (israelites: anthology 1963-1999)
brinsley schwarz - i won't make it without you (please don't ever change)
the sir douglas band - hard way (texas tornado)
rocket from the crypt - your touch (rftc)
barry adamson - suck on the honey of love (moss side story)
link wray - tail dragger (link wray)
doug organ trio - free man in paris (doug organ trio)
tony monaco & joey defrancesco - pasta faggioli (a new generation: paesanos on the new b3)
jimmy mcgriff & groove holmes - brown bread (giants of the organ in concert)
alice coltrane - spiritual eternal (eternity)
townes van zandt - (quicksilver daydreams of) maria (townes van zandt)
jerry reed - phantom of the opry (rides again)
paesanos. shockingly (or not...) tony and joey (and their respective organ trios based in columbus and philadelphia) enjoyed a lot of italian food while recording this double trio cd.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

august 13 playlist:

sugarloaf - spaceship earth (spaceship earth)
natural child - bailando con lobos (dancin' with wolves)
flamin groovies - the first one's free (supersnazz)
shadowy men on a shadowy planet - memories of gay paree (sport fishin')
glenn miller - when icky morgan plays the organ (the glenn miller story, vols. 1-4)
dylan thomas - "organ morgan" excerpt from "under milk wood" (though i'm pretty sure i misattributed it as coming from "a child's christmas in wales" on the air. d'oh!)
helmut walcha - christe, du lamm gottes, bwv 619 (j.s. bach: organ works)
moondog - mirage (a new sound of an old instrument)
john zorn - horror organ (filmworks i: 1986-1990)
eric kloss - love for sale (love and all that jazz)
akiko tsuruga - harlem nocturne (harlem dreams)
jim byrnes - i need a change (st. louis times)
sturgill simpson - just let go (metamodern sounds in country music)
dr. dog - hang on (fate)
billy bragg - goodbye, goodbye (tooth & nail)

"organ morgan goes to chapel to play the organ..."

Thursday, 7 August 2014

august 6 playlist (with guest co-hosts cam hayden and todd crawshaw of edmonton blues festival):

mavis staples & lucky peterson - i'll fly away from here (spirituals & gospel)
mike bloomfield & al kooper - albert's shuffle (super session)
jimmy smith with dr. john - only in it for the money (dot com blues)
the robert cray band - you belong to me (nothin but love)
diunna greenleaf - sunny day friends (trying to hold on)
the bruce katz band - deep pockets (live! at the firefly)
luther allison - easy baby (luther's blues)
ruth brown - can't stand a broke man (a good day for the blues)
jimmie vaughan - dirty girl (do you get the blues?)
 robert cray will be closing friday night's proceedings at the blues fest in hawrelak park. the festival runs next weekend: august 15 to 17.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

july 30 playlist:

sugarman 3 - your friendly neighborhood sugarman (what the world needs now)
eumir deodato - flap (os catedraticos)
rodriguez - i wonder (cold fact)
beastie boys - lighten up (check your head)
dr. feelgood - the more i give (down by the jetty)
gerard van reenen - scott joplin: the entertainer (digital download)
florence mahon - ralph vaughan williams: rhosymedre ("lovely") (souvenirs: scarboro united church organ)
don nix - the shape i'm in (living by the days)
the mar-keys - last night (the stax story)
freddie king - the shape i'm in (living by the days)
booker t. & the mg's - hi ride (melting pot)
otis taylor - romans had their way (otis taylor's contraband)
buddy guy - when my left eye jumps (left my blues in san francisco)
booker t. jones's incredible legacy loomed even larger than usual over today's show- don't be surprised if he comes up again next week for the blues special featuring special guest co-hosts cam hayden and todd crawshaw of edmonton blues festival.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

july 23 playlist:

natural child - firewater liquor (dancin' with wolves)
t. rex - universe (dandy in the underworld)
tiny tim - christopher brady's ole lady (tiny tim's second album)
naomi shelton & the gospel queens - i'll take the long road (what have you done, my brother?)
sharon jones & the dap-kings - 100 days, 100 nights (100 days, 100 nights)
charles bradley - i believe in your love (no time for dreaming)
lee fields & the expressions - do you love me (like you say you do) (my world)
corb lund - this is my prairie (losin' lately gambler)
chris spedding - the soldiers and the goodtime girls (backwood progression)
jason isbell - hurricanes and hand grenades (sirens of the ditch)
martin haselböck - apparatus musico-organisticus, part ii - toccata decima (muffat: organ works, vol. 2)
stefan johannes bleicher - corrette: joseph est bien marié (baroque organ music from france)
lee fields & the expressions will be playing a doubtless thrilling set at hawrelak park for interstellar rodeo this weekend!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

july 16 playlist (with guest co-host warren krick): 

the ramones - let's dance (the ramones)
phluph - death of a nation (phluph)
strawberry alarm clock - curse of the witches (wake's tomorrow)
william bell - you don't miss your water (soul of a bell)
aretha franklin - do right woman - do right man (i never loved a man the way i love you)
dennis coffey - aquarius (hair and thangs)
bobby charles - small town talk (
bobby charles)
rick danko - sip the wine (rick danko)
the zombies - beechwood park (odessey & oracle)
deep purple - fireball (
slapp happy - michelangelo (acnalbasac noom)
thomas edisun's electric light bulb band - send me your picture (the red day album)
sunforest - be like me (sound of sunforest)
sidney torch - night ride (cream of
sidney torch)
desmond dekker - fu manchu (israelites: anthology 1963-1999
"z-man, i've been to paerties where they danced to records by the strawrwrbrerry alaerm clock, but this is the first time that the strawrwrbrerry alaerm clock's ever been to the paerty!"

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

july 9 playlist:

sly & the family stone - what would i do (a whole new thing)
naomi shelton & the gospel queens - jordan river (what have you done, my brother?)
cody canada - if you're ever in oklahoma (this is indian land)
mott the hoople - original mixed-up kid (wildlife)
wagons - hundred years or six foot down (acid rain & sugar cane)
bon scott with fraternity - the shape i'm in (seasons of change)
lee hazlewood - boots (original melody) (cake or death)
jimmy smith - midnight special (midnight special)
karl richter - organ concerto no. 2 in b-flat major, op. 4-2 - ii. adagio, e staccato - allegro, ma non presto (g.f. handel: 12 organ concertos)
iona brown et al - tomaso albinoni/remo giazotto: adagio in g minor (serenade)
we are gathered here today to salute bon scott on the anniversary of his birth. and lee hazlewood too, while we're at it.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

july 2 playlist:

medeski, scofield, martin & wood - tootie ma is a big fine thing (out louder)
nick cave & the bad seeds - red right hand (let love in)
j. geils band - looking for love (full house "live")
bobby womack & peace - across 110th street (part ii) (across 110th street)
bobby wwhitlock - back in my life again (bobby whitlock)
al green - for the good times (i'm still in love with you)
ann peebles - you got to feed the fire (i can't stand the rain)
bill black's combo - white silver sands (the hi records masters)
jimmy page & sonny boy williamson & brian auger - the goat (jam session)
willie nelson - moonlight in vermont (stardust)
nikki lane - seein' double (all or nothin')
the sadies - the double wide (tales of the rat fink)
dutch band organ - que sera sera (dutch band organ)
j. geils band before a wretched thing called the eighties happened. we heard them doing a classic by the recently deceased bobby womack.

Friday, 27 June 2014

what a treat it was to have alan burant filling in on wednesday, june 25th. here at long last is his playlist!

emerson lake and palmer - toccata (brain salad surgery 2014 super sonic stereo remix)
van der graaf generator - man-erg (pawn hearts)
hugh banton - jupiter: the bringer of jollity (the planets)
daniel charzempa/concerto amsterdam - organ concerto no. 2 in b flat (handel organ concertos)
the free spirits (joey defrancesco, john mclaughlin, dennis chambers) - juju at the crossroads (tokyo live)
il balletto di bronzo - introduzione (ys)

 hugh banton of van der graaf generator fame. not only a great musician, but a celebrated organ builder in his own right!

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

rick wakeman sez: listen tomorrow (wednesday) from 1-2 pm for a special edition of the program hosted by cjsr fm 88.5's own alan burant of the erotic dancer's guide to fine music fame! or infamy?

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

june 18 playlist:

dick hyman - the liquidator (the man from o.r.g.a.n.)
chris montez - some kinda fun (let's dance)
jean guillou - johann sebastian bach: sarabande - bwv 977 (organ encores)
offenbach - la chaconne en sol majeur (offenbach 2)
waterloo - why may i not know (first battle)
john cale - half past france (paris 1919)
the beatles - your mother should know (magical mystery tour)
naomi shelton & the gospel queens - what is this (what have you done, my brother?)
cody jasper - black cadillac (cody jasper)
jerry reed - stray dogs and stray women (the man with the golden thumb)
bobby bare jr's young criminals' starvation league - if she cared (undefeated)
the night crawlers - bone in (volume 3)
spencer davis group - steve's groove (hammond heroes: 60s r&b organ grooves)
can - vitamin c (ege bamyasi)

bonus! ruining radio playlist:

sam gopal - season of the witch (escalator)
thundermug - jane "j" james (strikes)
perrey & kingsley - swan's splashdown (the out sound from way in)
raymond scott - vicks: medicated cough drops (manhattan research inc.)
lothar & the hand people - machines (presenting...)
devo & neil young -  my my hey hey (into the black) (human highway)
wes dakus & the rebels - dog food (forbidden city dog food)
richard manuel - mitzi's blues (whispering pines)
hasil adkins - no more hot dogs (out to hunch)
krang - hot rod drip (excerpt) (weird pop (?) from the peace country)
the rezillos - destination venus (can't stand the rezillos: the (almost) complete rezillos)
richard hell & the voidoids - all the way (blank generation)
paul mccartney - temporary secretary (mccartney ii)
the bee gees - new york mining disaster 1941 (the bee gees' 1st)
boys don't cry - i wanna be a cowboy (45 at 33) (i wanna be a cowboy)
earl morin - alberta rose (wheels of love)
tim hus - marietta miner (western star)
daniel romano - your hands (workin' for the music man)
doll by doll - changes (remember)
doctors of madness - suicide city (figments of emancipation)
spike jones - hawaiian war chant (ta-hu-wa-hu-wai) (the best of spike jones)
edith massey - big girls don't cry (the world's worst records!)
nick lowe - born a woman (bowi)
amon duul ii - the wolfman jack show (utopia)
wolfman jack - sweet caroline (wolfman jack)
bruce palmer - interlude (the cycle is complete)
can - dizzy dizzy (soon over babaluma)

thanks to vlad once again for letting me cover his show these past two weeks. and a major thanks to jared majeski for dropping by and sharing some unreal facts and music with us. happy birthday to roger ebert and paul mccartney. this was my happening and it freaked me out. would you believe that picture of paul was taken today, even though he was born a long, long time ago?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

june 11 playlist:

booker t. & the mg's - mo' onions (green onions)
curtis mayfield - little child runnin' wild (superfly)
the james taylor quartet - message from the godfather (message from the godfather)
medeski, scofield, martin & wood - little walter rides again (out louder)
tony monaco & joey defrancesco - mozzarella (a new generation)
aretha franklin - i never loved a man (the way i love you) (i never loved a man the way i love you)
the box tops - cry like a baby (cry like a baby)
blue cheer - hiway man (oh! pleasant hope)
michael murray & empire brass - richard strauss: feierlicher einzug (music for organ, brass & percussion)
joseph payne - toccata in c (johann pachelbel: complete organ works)
drake's theory - control (phoenix also rises)
syd barrett - long gone (the madcap laughs)

syd had a very complex, difficult relationship with his former pink floyd bandmates. richard wright's overdubbed organ on this gilmour/waters production adds to the wonderful disembodied, uncomfortable feeling of long gone.

bonus! ruining radio playlist:

guitar wolf - kung fu ramone (kung fu ramone)
edgar broughton band - the birth (edgar broughton band)
the ramones - slug (all the stuff (and more!) volume 2)
the beach boys - shortnin' bread (adult child)
alex chilton - boogie shoes (like flies on sherbert)
nash the slash - blind windows (bedside companion)
fm - black noise (black noise)
anthony newley - oompa loompa (newley discovered)
mrs. miller - chim chim cher-ee (mrs. miller's greatest hits)
earl vince and the valiants - somebody's gonna get their head kicked in tonight (somebody's gonna get their head kicked in tonight)
fleetwood mac - albatross (33 at 45) (english rose)
potty umbrella - dr. pizdur (forte furioso)
shooting guns - dopestrings (born to deal in magic: 1952-1976)
electricity for everybody! - ghost magpie (this was the future)
albertasaurus tuba quartet - mozart: turkish march (albertasaurus)
carl stalling project - tabasco road (carl stalling project vol. 2)
the great scots - i want to know (arrive!)
thor's hammer - fyrsti kossinn (from keflavik, with love)
sume - nye tider (sumut)
link wray - hillbilly wolf (missing links, vol. 1: hillbilly wolf)
ray vernon - i'm counting on you (missing links, vol. 1: hillbilly wolf)
shadowy men on a shadowy planet - run chicken run (savvy show stoppers)
crowbar - oh never be a dodo (bad manors)
captain beyond - dancing madly backwards (on a sea of air) (captain beyond)
terror of tiny town - high school cruiser (cause i'm worth it)
mad magazine - (she got a) nose job ("twists" rock 'n' roll)
stan lee & friends - green goblin (spider-man: rock reflections of a superhero)
leaf hound - freelance fiend (growers of mushroom)
sun city girls - fly by night (midnight cowboys from ipanema)
speed, glue & shinki - stoned out of my mind (eve)
can - tango whiskyman (soundtracks)

exactly what mick fleetwood looks like when you play his records at the wrong speed.

by the way, i'm thrilled to say that once again i'm filling in for ruining radio from 11-1 next wednesday prior to the organ grinder.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

june 4 playlist:

monks - higgle-dy-piggle-dy (black monk time)
the allman brothers band - trouble no more (the allman brothers band)
isobel campbell and mark lanegan - trouble (sunday at devil dirt)
scott walker - my death (scott)
offenbach - dies irae (offenbach 2)
martin haselbock - fantasie in f minor kv 608 (mozart organ works)
badbadnotgood - since you asked kindly (iii)
tony joe white - sweet tooth (hoodoo)
ronnie lane - anniversary (slim chance)
texas tornados - adios mexico (texas tornados)
pictured: the sort of mechanical clock organ for which mozart composed the piece we heard today. we heard it played on a traditional, full-sized pipe organ though.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

may 28 playlist:

akiko tsuruga - mushi-mushi (sweet and funky)
dave "baby" cortez - the happy organ (the happy organ)
creedence clearwater revival - sailor's lament (pendulum)
t-bone walker - poontang (good feelin')
albert collins - backstroke (the cool sound of albert collins)
joseph payne - fugue in g (johann pachelbel: complete organ works)
marcon facchin - symphonia for organ (leopold mozart: der mensch, ein gottesmorder)
pierre charial - continuum (gyorgy ligeti: mechanical music)
the lonesome organist - let me be your man (collector of cactus echo bags)
? and the mysterians - can't get enough of you baby (best of)
sir douglas quintet - mendocino (mendocino)
charley pride - even after everything she's done (the sensational charley pride)
sturgill simpson - living the dream (metamodern sounds in country music)
the deep dark woods - the banks of the leopold canal (the place i left behind)
don patterson - under the boardwalk (hip cake walk)
pierre charial, a true organ grinder, with one of his amazing barrel organs.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

unfortunately there will be no new show today. i look forward to catching up with you next wednesday from 1-2 pm! in the meantime, here's a bunch of nonsense. cat organ nonsense, that is.

fortunately the chap in the video plays a humane instrument rather than the dastardly katzenklavier depicted above.

Friday, 16 May 2014

may 14 playlist (guest host vlad thee inhaler):

dj shadow - organ donor
adrian young - 1969 organ
grinderman - electric alice
the flaming stars - bring me the rest of alfredo garcia
tindersticks - the organ entertains
santa barbara machine head - rubber monkey
neil young - organ solo
goat - disco fever
maker - organ prelude dub
japanese treats - dare
vampyros lesbos - countdown to nowhere
ozel - improvised organ
pharcyde - passin me by
j dilla - organ chop
ralph jones - russ dreams
the top drawers - song of a sinner

neil at the organ. thanks for the great job, vlad!

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

this is gonna be really, really sweet. join my friend vlad the inhaler as he fills in for the program following his show ruining radio on cjsr fm 88.5 today (wednesday afternoon) from 1-2. three hours of vlad!

Thursday, 8 May 2014

hi! i'd really love it if you'd take a moment and vote for your favourite show/host/etc for the 2014 cjsr volunteer awards. i sincerely hope it's me, though of course there are tons of wonderful programs on and of course, the "best dressed dj" is the most important category of them all. ok, maybe not, but as you can see, i'm really angling for that one... vote today at! much appreciated. - joe hartfeil

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

may 7 playlist:

dr. john - cold cold cold (in the right place)
john doe - the losing kind (forever hasn't happened yet)
bobby bare jr's young criminals' starvation league - north of alabama by mornin' (undefeated)
clutch - never be moved (robot hive/exodus)
jake ian - it don't really matter anymore (it don't really matter anymore)
markus markl - johann jakob froberger: capriccio in g (great organ of the former klosterkirche - rheinau/switzerland)
hugo lepnurm - mihkel ludig: fugue in c minor (eesti orelid "organs of estonia" volume 8)
christian schmitt - praludium & fuge in g minor woo 10: praludium (johannes brahms: organ works)
aaron robinson - waltz of the snowflakes from tchaikovsky's "the nutcracker" (at the "mighty immanuel" orchestral organ)
doug organ trio - never my love (doug organ trio)
rhoda scott - what kind of fool am i (take a ladder)
the rolling stones - i got the blues (sticky fingers)
jim byrnes - you'll miss me (when i'm gone) (st. louis times)

doug organ trio will be appearing at the yardbird suite this friday evening. also, don't miss next week's edition of the organ grinder featuring guest host vlad the inhaler while joe hartfeil aka jojo the organ grinder is out of town!

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

april 30 playlist:

beastie boys - groove holmes (check your head)
jimmy mcgriff and groove holmes - bean's (giants of the organ in concert)
jimmy smith - honeysuckle rose (plays fats waller)
fats waller - soothin' syrup stomp (1926-27)
jake ian - 68 malibu (it don't really matter anymore)
the deep dark woods - east st. louis (jubilee)
akiko tsuruga - st. louis blues (st. louis blues)
jim byrnes - somebody lied (st. louis times)
virgil fox - fanfares from parsifal (virgil fox plays the wanamaker grand court organ)
tibor pinter - jeremiah clarke: prince of denmark's march (the hart organ of little waldingfield, england)
chuck berry - his daughter caroline (fast version) (you never can tell: the complete chess recordings 1960-1966)
the mavericks - amsterdam moon (in time)
jim ford - sweet baby mine (you just a...) (point of no return)

the world's biggest organ, the wanamaker, was originally built for the st. louis world's fair, which began on this date (april 30th) in 1904! it now resides in philadelphia, the organ music capital of america.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

april 23 playlist:

sheryl bailey - an unexpected turn (a meeting of minds)
dave babcock quartet - hello birdy (live at the rutherford room)
moondog - crescent moon march (a new sound of an old instrument)
jethro tull - play in time (benefit)
loudon wainwright iii - prince hal's dirge (t-shirt)
al stewart - the news from spain (orange)
the kinks - god's children (percy)
iggy pop - tiny girls (the idiot)
young canadians - hullabaloo girls (no escape)
reigning sound - find me now (home for orphans)
mary weiss - i don't care (dangerous game)
producer/multi-instrumentalist david bowie and primary artist iggy pop made an incredible team on "the idiot;" pop brilliantly described the fruits of their collaboration as “a cross between james brown and kraftwerk.”

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

april 16 playlist:

henry mancini - charade (carousel) (charade)
herbie mann - new orleans (memphis underground)
dusty springfield - no easy way down (dusty in memphis)
jason isbell - down in a hole (sirens of the ditch)
diamanda galás with john paul jones - dark end of the street (the sporting life)
seasick steve - coast is clear (hubcap music)
wilson pickett - a man and a half (hey jude)
nick lowe and his cowboy outfit - half a boy and half a man (nick lowe and his cowboy outfit)
wreckless eric - it's a sick sick world (le beat group electrique)
buddy holly - valley of tears (buddy holly)
gerry rafferty - new street blues (can i have my money back?)
the deep dark woods - gonna have a jubilee (jubilee)
don patterson - little angie (funk you!)
sheryl bailey - the lioness (a meeting of minds)
rick moranis - hockey (you, me, the music and me)

jpj on the mothership hammond. he plays organ with seasick steve and bass with diamanda galás.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

april 9 playlist:

tony sheridan & the beat brothers - ya ya (in the beginning)
sam the sham & the pharaohs - ju ju hand (the best of sam the sham & the pharaohs)
brinsley schwarz - ju ju man (silver pistol)
jim ford - harlan county (harlan county)
mary weiss - break it one more time (dangerous game)
the ramones - let's dance (the ramones)
gary lewis & the playboys - doin' the flake (legendary masters series)
the beach boys - i'm so young (today!)
old man and the sea - prelude (old man and the sea)
kaj-erik gustafsson, astrid riska & jubilate choir - carminalia (sibelius: music for mixed and female choir)
shades of joy - el topo's dream (music of el topo)
william onyeabor - something you will never forget (who is william onyeabor?)
jesse winchester - black dog (jesse winchester)
the night crawlers - the sendoff (chaser) (volume 3)

behold the mighty radio city wurlitzer theatre organ that producer/player craig leon managed to make sound incredibly dinky with the ramones!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

april 2 playlist:

ronnie lane - i'm just a country boy (ronnie lane's slim chance)
small faces - afterglow (ogdens' nut gone flake)
humble pie - ninety-nine pounds (thunderbox)
sopwith camel - sleazy street (the miraculous hump returns from the moon)
zombies - butcher's tale (odessey & oracle)
magnetic fields - xylophone track (69 love songs)
christian lane - percy whitlock: 5 short pieces - no. 2. folk tune (christian lane)
src - morning mood (black sheep: the best of src)
alice coltrane - morning worship (eternity)
sheryl bailey - broken glass (a meeting of minds)
the james taylor quartet - blow up (mission impossible)
ray charles - i've got news for you (genius + soul = jazz)
jerry reed - georgia on my mind (explores guitar country)

ian mclagan (l) with fellow small face steve marriott. steve's talent was such that it took both rod stewart and ron wood (when they were good!) to replace him. steve also proves with his outstanding organ performance on humble pie's ninety-nine pounds that he could give mac a run for his money as a keyboardist.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

march 26 (motor city is burning) playlist:

grand funk railroad - flight of the phoenix (phoenix)
the stooges - down on the street (mono single edit) (1970: the complete funhouse sessions)
? and the mysterians - i need somebody (the best of ? and the mysterians)
the dirtbombs - your love belongs under a rock (ultraglide in black)
bob seger system - ramblin' gamblin' man (ramblin' gamblin' man)
bob seger and the last heard - east side story (east side story)
alice cooper - hallowed be my name (love it to death)
detroit - rock 'n roll (detroit)
mitch ryder & the detroit wheels - let your lovelight shine (take a ride)
john lee hooker - hobo blues (at detroit tube works)
jackie wilson - what's done in the dark (will one day come to light) (soul galore)
aretha franklin - rock steady (young, gifted and black)
the detroit cobras - cry on (life, love and leaving)
john sinclair foundation - the famous coachman aircheck (

by the way, huge props to vlad the inhaler, host of ruining radio. played almost as many greasy organ jams as me today! if you don't already tune in early, i couldn't recommend listening to his program from 11 am - 1 pm every wednesday highly enough.