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.