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.

Monday, 24 March 2014

don't miss wednesday's special show devoted to the badass sounds of detroit rock n' soul, dedicated to the late scott asheton of the stooges! thanks to warren krick for the first rate artwork.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

march 19 playlist:

sonny stitt - pipin' the blues (deuces wild)
tonbruket - le var (dig it to the end)
neil young - vampire blues (on the beach)
frank black and the catholics - 21 reasons (black letter days)
suicide - 96 tears (suicide: deluxe edition)
billy bragg & wilco - meanest man (mermaid avenue, volume 2)
otis taylor - romans had their way (otis taylor's contraband)
the kinks - rats (lola versus powerman and the moneygoround)
jericho - cheater man (jericho)
barbara dennerlein - bo-peep (the best of barbara dennerlein)
dick hyman - the man from o.r.g.a.n. (the man from o.r.g.a.n.)
jeremy filsell - organ symphony no. 9 - "gothique:" andante sostenuto (charles-marie widor: organ symphonies no. 9 and no. 10)

the exceedingly lovely and talented ms. dennerlein, the organ tornado from munich

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

march 12 playlist:

james brown - waiting in vain (messing with the blues)
mavis staples & lucky peterson - steal away (spirituals & gospel)
the mavericks - back in your arms again (in time)
sam the sham & the pharaohs - big city lights (the best of sam the sham & the pharaohs)
sir douglas quintet - the rains came (the prime of sir douglas quintet)
doug organ trio - jealous guy (doug organ trio)
slow leaves - second chances (second chances)
blackie & the rodeo kings - south (south)
karl richter - organ concerto in g minor, op. 4 no. 1: adagio (g.f. handel: organ concertos)
the artwoods - be my lady (art gallery)
booker t. & the mg's - fuquawui (melting pot)
bob dylan & the band - million dollar bash (the basement tapes)
bob dylan - final theme (pat garrett & billy the kid)

an organ concerto is a rare treat; an actual orchestra pitted against the rather orchestral abilities of an organ. few handle the challenge better than conductor and organist karl richter

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

march 5 playlist:

jo jo gunne - academy award (jo jo gunne)
j.j. johnson & his orchestra - across 110th street (instrumental) (across 110th street)
the bar-kays - theme from hell's angels (soul finger)
the mar-keys - cleo's back (the great memphis sound)
akiko tsuruga - when a man loves a woman (harlem dreams)
wreckless eric - veronica (greatest stiffs)
betrayers - ain't no lie (let the good times die)
atomic rooster - black snake (in hearing of)
greg lewis - criss cross (organ monk)
wes montgomery trio - 'round midnight (a dynamic new sound)
monk montgomery - fuselage (part II) (bass odyssey)
the sadies - the borderline (tales of the rat fink)
boz scaggs - i'll be long gone (boz scaggs)

a rare chance to hear our fine feathered friend vincent crane singing in addition to his usual organ duties on atomic rooster's black snake.