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.