Saturday, 26 December 2015

december 23 christmas special playlist (also featuring guest co-hosts caitlin richards and paul wlodarczyk):

elvis presley - the first noel (christmas classics)
fats waller - i'm coming virginia (fats at the organ)
kelvin mallory - we three kings (cherished organ & chimes at christmas)
peter nourry and fonce mccue - o holy night (sounds from the cathedral)
anna von hausswolff - the miraculous (the miraculous)
don patterson - rudolph the red-nosed reindeer (holiday soul)
chris waxman - lara's theme from dr. zhivago (organized)
moondog - barn dance (a new sound for an old instrument)
korla pandit - it came upon a midnight clear (christmas with korla pandit)
magic organ - on jordan's stormy banks (favorite hymns)
lene lovich - i saw mommy kissing santa claus (single)
albert collins - frosty (the cool sounds of albert collins)
john cale - a child's christmas in wales (paris 1919)
booker t. & the mg's - silent night (in the christmas spirit)
rhys meirion ft. dylan cernyw - tu a bethlem dref (bbc christmas)
nick lowe - old toy trains (quality street)
the organ at st. mary's cathedral in kingston, ontario upon which peter nourry recorded sounds from the cathedral. peter was a great uncle of caitlin richards, host of imaginary landscapes on cjsr (wednesday evenings at 9)!

Friday, 18 December 2015

december 16 playlist:

johnny hammond - wild horses (wild horses rock steady)
richard hills - noel coward medley (alive to the sound of music)
the moving sidewalks - 99th floor (flash)
zz top - salt lick (chrome, smoke & bbq)
songs: ohia - this time anything finite at all (impala)
shirley scott with stanley turrentine - deep down soul (soul shoutin')
ossie hibbert & the revolutionaries - secret agent (earthquake dub)
gene clark - the true one (no other)
melvin rhyne quartet - born to be blue (boss organ)
spencer davis group - steve's groove (hammond heroes: 60s r&b organ grooves)
albert collins - sno-cone ii (the cool sounds of albert collins)
this show celebrated (among other things) the anniversary of dramatist, actor, songwriter, singer, director and genius noel coward's birth. i won't hold the following smack-talking about barrel organs against him, nor the fact that he clearly preferred pianos:

brass bands have blared it, string orchestras have swooned it. palm court quartets have murdered it, barrel organs have ground it out in london squares and swing bands have tortured it beyond recognition…and I am still very fond of it and very proud of it. (noel coward on his enduring classic i’ll see you again.)

Sunday, 13 December 2015

playlist avalanche!

november 25th (with guest host alex mckie):
kongress - eyes of the witness (amorphous androgynous presents: a monstrous psychedelic bubble)
patrick wedd - prelude and fugue in c minor for organ (healey willan: organ works)
the crazy world of arthur brown - prelude - nightmare (the crazy world of arthur brown)
masahiko sato - andy warhol (belladonna ost)
visitors - dies irae (visitors)
russell morris - the real thing (7")
ugly custard - babe i'm gonna leave you (ugly custard)
al stewart - valentina way (time passages)
klaatu - so said the lighthouse keeper (hope)
switches - fast car (i just wanna)

december 2nd (with guest hosts alex mckie and stefan opryshko):
switches - ma cherie (i just wanna)
cococoma - all i give (cococoma/hipshakes split 7")
le shok - tv in my eye (we are electrocution)
ali atasagun - eminem (beat a la turk)
the tidal wave - searching for love (7")
captain dax - push (dr. beezar 7")
proibitissimo - a che nosco pai (proibitissimo)
super biton national de segou - tassi doni (super biton national de segou)
mahmoud ahmed - ohoho gedama (ere mela mela)
the poppy family - where evil grows (7")
young marble giants - n.i.t.a. (colossal youth)
hugo blanco y su conjunto - domingo por la maana (14 canonazos bailables 7)
billy childish & dan melchior - bottom of the sea (devil in the flesh)
midnight crisis - till our arms fall off (pink popcorn popsicle)

december 9th (with some jerk named joe hartfeil):
hal shutz - a sampling of a few of the many interesting tones possible on this amazingly versatile organ (the hammond chord organ)
david chesworth - piece for chord organ (one stop shopping)
james leg - casa de fuego (below the belt)
alice cooper - black juju (love it to death)
junior wells - i'm a stranger (messin' with the kid, 1957-1963)
earl hooker - blues in d natural (blue guitar)
jimmy smith - messy bessie (back at the chicken shack)
dan penn - you left the water running (the fame recordings)
william bell - you don't miss your water (the stax story)
anna von hausswolff - the hope only of empty men (the miraculous)
georg krarup - bach: little prelude and fugue no. 4 in f, bwv 556 (single)
bob dylan - sign on the window (new morning)

Thursday, 19 November 2015

november 18 playlist:

dr. john - right place, wrong time (in the right place)
the meters - here comes the meter man (the meters)
lou donaldson - everything i do gonna be funky (from now on) (everything i play is funky)
lee dorsey - my old car (single)
allen toussaint - chokin' kind (from a whisper to a scream)
the band - holy cow (moondog matinee)
dusty springfield - so much love (dusty in memphis)
michael murray - passacaglia and fugue in c minor, bwv 582 (bach organ works: great organ at methuen)
the zombies - butcher's tale (odessey & oracle)
jackie davis - say darling (most happy hammond (top tunes from hit broadway musicals))
anna von hausswolff - pomperipossa (the miraculous)
don cherry & latif khan - rhythm 58 1/4 (sangam)
reverend organdrum - black and crazy blues (hi-i stereo)

Sunday, 15 November 2015

november 11 playlist (organ grinder meets the sounds of folkways):

folkways records - turkey in the straw (music of the carousel)
milton kaye - over the waves/yankee doodle/swanee river (medley) (nickelodeon and calliope)
reginald foort - canadian capers (the mosque theater: reginald foort at the console of the mighty wurlitzer)
alfonso vega nunez - bach: great fugue for organ in g minor, bwv 542 (the morelia cathedral organ)
sam eskin - choir and organ (semana santa (malaga))
laszlo kurti - church music (transylvanian wedding music)
abraham brun - elokai nshomo (cantorials, vol. 3)
gerard dole - hail columbia (mechanical parlor organ: organina thibouville)
bill floyd - birth of the blues (the king of organs)
arbee stidham - falling blues (arbee's blues)
jazz gillum - a small town they call bessemer (blues by jazz gillum singing and playing his harmonica: with arbee stidham and memphis slim)
earl stanley and the stereos - happy organ (roots: the rock and roll sound of louisiana and mississippi)
folkways records - organ music (sounds for camp)
dattopant - parmaarth cha panth vikat nach (music of india: traditional & classical)
allen ginsberg - dope fiend blues (first blues: rags, ballads and harmonium songs)
jean ritchie - precious memories (precious memories)
goddamn, are there a lot of great folkways/smithsonian records with organ all the hell over them!

Friday, 6 November 2015

november 4 playlist:

the beach boys - wild honey (wild honey)
billy preston - greazee parts 1 & 2 (16 yr. old soul)
reverend organdrum - moovin' n' groovin' (hi-fi stereo)
mott the hoople - the original mixed-up kid (wildlife)
the bonzo dog band - we were wrong (keynsham)
thor's hammer - thu og eg (from keflavik, with love)
john st. field - i'm always a prinlaws boy (control)
sun ra and his solar arkestra - space is the place (horizon)
shirley scott with stanley turrentine - serenata (soul shoutin')
georgie fame - work song (rhythm & blues at the flamingo)
albert collins - don't lose your cool (the cool sounds of albert collins)
georg krarup - bach: trio sonata no. 4 in e minor (hmv single)
earl hooker - these cotton pickin' blues (blue guitar)
unless your name is mike love or barry manilow, it's unlikely bruce johnston (left) is your favourite beach boy. that said, he did whip out a really neato distorted organ solo on the title track of wild honey. if your name is joe hartfeil, your favourite beach boy may well be carl wilson (right), who dominates much of the album as a newly r&b addicted long-haired wildman version of himself. this album really rocks and carl did much of the production and lead singing. neither carl nor bruce looked anything like this when that album came out in the late sixties.

Friday, 30 October 2015

october 28 horrorgan grinder halloween spooktacular playlist:

john zorn - horror organ (filmworks i: 1986-1990)
jacula - in old castle (tardo pede in magiam versus)
cosmos factory - poltergeist (an old castle of transylvania)
gyorgy ligeti - organ study #1, "harmonies" (clear or cloudy)
albert schweitzer - fuga g minor "die kleine" bwv 678 (johann sebastian bach organ works)
reginald foort - bach: toccata and fugue in d minor (the organ in symphony hall)
cjsr radio players - professor leslie b. hammond, iii on halloween (cjsr radio playhouse)
joey allcorn - the execution (50 years too late)
j. frank willis - the cremation of sam mcgee (robert service: spell of the yukon)
the crazy world of arthur brown - prelude/nightmare (the crazy world of arthur brown)
diamanda galas - sono l'antichristo (the divine punishment)
 boo. scared you.

Friday, 23 October 2015

october 21 playlist:

manfred mann - the mighty quinn (mighty garvey)
steve cropper - boo-ga-loo down broadway (with a little help from my friends)
otis clay - trying to live my life without you (trying to live my life without you)
bob seger system - mongrel (mongrel)
the oblivians - live the life (...play 9 songs with mr. quintron)
quintron - mysterious rangers (unmasked organ light-year of infinity man (fuck everybody else))
sun ra - all the things you are (church organ 1948)
alice o'connell with dizzy gillespie & his trio (featuring glenn hardman) - once in a lovetime (the dizzy gillespie story 1939-1950)
ray charles - from the heart (genius + soul = jazz)
songs: ohia - an ace unable to change (impala)
marcus davidson - organ psalm v (spire: organ works past, present & future)
jimmy smith - a subtle one (midnight special)
doug organ trio - jealous guy (doug organ trio)

fuck everybody else.

Friday, 16 October 2015

by the way thank you!!!! to everyone who voted for me as cjsr's best host of the year. the gold record partly belongs to you. not the pump organ, though. the pump organ's mine.
october 14 playlist:

dave (barker) & ansell collins - hot sauce (double barrel)
money mark - pinto's new car (mark's keyboard repair)
o.v. wright - ace of spades (a nickel and a nail and ace of spades)
bonnie "prince" billy - i won't ask again (beware)
johnny cash - let the lower lights be burning (hymns from the heart)
billy bragg - the warmest room (talking with the taxman about poetry)
shirley scott with stanley turrentine - gravy waltz (soul shoutin')
john patton - the rock (mosaic select)
grant green - iron city (iron city)
reverend organdrum - time is tight (hi-fi stereo)
amon duul ii - pale gallery (yeti)
third ear band - the hierophant (the magus)
jimmy mcgriff and groove holmes - chopper (giants of the organ in concert)
heavy as a rock, solid as iron (or the other way around?) guitarist grant green and organ master big john patton provide masterful accompaniment for one another.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

october 7 playlist:

fats waller - tanglefoot (young fats at the organ)
robert ducksch - the greatest show on earth (the mighty wurlitzer)
sidney torch - dance of the blue marionettes (cream of sidney torch)
jeanne demessieux - bach: toccata and fugue in d minor, bwv 565 (the art of jeanne demessieux)
joseph payne - ciaccona for organ in d minor (pachelbel: complete organ works)
wes montgomery - canadian sunset (with melvin rhyne)
emitt rhodes - mother earth (the american dream)
captain beefheart & his magic band - grown so ugly (safe as milk)
james leg - dirty south (below the belt)
fela kuti - monday morning in lagos (he miss road)
organisation - silver forest (tone float)
akiko tsuruga - if ever i would leave you (harlem dreams)
this priceless pre-kraftwerk lp sees ralf playing much more good old-fashioned hammond organ than most of us are used to.

Friday, 2 October 2015

september 30 playlist (with guest co-host alex mckie):

booker t. & the mg's - outrage (soul dressing)
elvis costello - radio, radio (this year's model)
rockpile - when i write the book (seconds of pleasure)
tom robinson band - 2-4-6-8 motorway (power in the darkness)
syrinx - medina's torch (syrinx)
the stranglers - hanging around (rattus norvegicus)
the specials - stupid marriage (the specials)
brinsley schwarz - surrender to the rhythm (nervous on the road)
metin h. alatli - mevlana boyle dede (psych funk 101)
ray charles - one mint julep (genius + soul = jazz)
barrett strong - (i don't need you) you need me (the complete motown collection)
ivor cutler trio - i had a little boat (ludo)
thanks so much for all your support! due to generous listener donations, the organ grinder raised $1974.50 during this year's fundrive. the total that really matters is how much the station raises, however. you can still donate by calling 780-492-2577 ext 0 now or do it securely online at cjsr.com. we only have until 6 pm on saturday to reach our goal of $125,000 and need your help.

ask any cjsr dj and we'll tell you that we could never replace this part of our lives. we need to make radio for you, so help us keep this beautiful station on the air for another year. ‪#‎feedcj‬

Saturday, 26 September 2015

september 23 playlist (fundrive part 1, with guest co-hosts doug organ, warren krick and nora myers):

spinal tap - gimme some money (this is spinal tap)
dennis rollins' velocity trio - money (symbiosis)
annette peacock - one way (i'm the one)
jackie davis - i feel pretty (most happy hammond)
arcesia - white panther (reachin')
doug organ trio - the price is right (doug organ trio)
koes barat - kisah sedih di hari minggu (koes barat)
jimmy smith - ain't misbehavin' (plays fats waller)
billy joe holloman - it's not you for me (midwest funk: funk 45s from tornado alley)
the birthday party - figure of fun (the john peel sessions)
ify jerry crusade - everybody likes something good (nigeria 70: lagos jump- original afrobeat, highlife & afro-funk)
thanks to everyone who helped make this such a successful show, but we still have a long way to go. we raised $960 on the first fundrive organ grinder show of the year, which all goes toward cjsr's overall goal of $125,000. we had some amazing prizes, guests and more in the first show and will keep it coming on the second program on the 30th as well. i'll be joined by local artist caitlin richards (who also donated some beautiful artwork for giveaway to a lucky donor) and lex from big a, little a. all this and ridiculously much more! email me at organgrinder@cjsr.com if you'd like to fill out a pre-pledge form or call in (780-492-2577 ext 0) on wednesday between 1 and 2 pm. the opportunity to do this show means the world to me, and i know there are a lot of fans who have told me how much they love it. you have the chance now to prove you love this show and other wonderful programming on our station. don't miss that chance, or one day you'll miss the station entirely.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

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september 16 playlist:

fela kuti - no agreement (part 2) (black president: the best of)
doug organ trio - you didn't call (doug organ trio)
jake langley - the garage (diggin' in)
kraftwerk - megaherz (kraftwerk)
levon & the hawks - bacon fat (a musical history)
the graham bond organization - got my mojo working (sound of 65)
oscar peterson (w/ roy eldridge) - crazy rhythm (jousts)
sanctuary - refuge (the heart has its reasons (suite for organ, cello, bass clarinet and strings))
lenny dee - gentle on my mind (gentle on my mind)
philippe cleon - heinrich bach: fugue for organ: christ lag in todesbanden (at the organ of the utrecht cathedral)
dragan trajer - nadia boulanger: prelude in f minor (at the virtual mutin-cavaillé-coll organ of notre-dame de metz)

Friday, 11 September 2015

what a bum.
funkadelic - friday night, august 14th (free your mind and your ass will follow)
bar-kays - you can't sit down (soul finger)
otis redding - ole man trouble (the dock of the bay)
bonnie prince billy - i'll be glad (lie down in the light)
johnny cash - taller than trees (hymns from the heart)
liuwe tamminga - bernardo pasquini: pastorale in g major (organ recital)
gregory d'agostino - george crumb: pastoral drone (complete crumb edition: volume six)
bruce palmer - alpha-omega-apocalypse (the cycle is complete)
hank marr - chicken pickin' (it's 'bout time!)
louis jordan - saturday night fish fry (route 66: the rock 'n roll years - the 1956-1957 mercury sides)
jackie davis - till there was you (most happy hammond (top tunes from hit broadway musicals)

Friday, 4 September 2015

september 2 playlist:

o.v. wright - a nickel and a nail (a nickel and a nail and ace of spades)
billy preston - drown in my own tears (the most exciting organ ever)
joe simon - twinkle (simon sings)
joseph payne - o lamm gottes unschuldig (johann pachelbel: complete organ works)
helmut walcha - georg bohm: prelude and fugue in c major (organ masters before bach)
john zorn - spectral angels (the hermetic organ vol. 3)
shirley scott - senor blues (plays horace silver)
count basie & glenn hardman - upright organ blues (super chief)
lester young & glenn hardman - on the sunny side of the street (les chefs d'oeuvre de lester young)
john patton - freedom jazz dance (accent on the blues)
antibalas - ari degbe (antibalas)
akiko tsuruga - cisco (harlem dreams)

when one jazz genius plays the music of another jazz genius, changes are it'll result in a jazz work of genius.

Friday, 21 August 2015


august 19 playlist:

link wray & the ray men - the shadow knows (early recordings)
booker t. & the mgs - boot-leg (the stax story)
muddy waters - you shook me (single)
dennis rollins' velocity trio - senhora do almortao (symbiosis)
ginger baker's airforce - da da man (
ginger baker's airforce)
jerry reed - st. james infirmary (explores guitar country)
percy mayfield - weakness is a thing called man (
weakness is a thing called man)
jean knight - mr. big stuff (
the stax story)
king floyd - groove me (
groove me)
steppenwolf - sookie sookie (
steppenwolf)
edita peha - nash sosed (grand collection)
krzysztof sadowski - ballada do filmu "rosemary's baby" (and his hammond organ)
johnny hodges & wild bill davis - nonchalance (blue pyramid)
jimmy smith - back at the chicken shack (
back at the chicken shack)

a quick video look at show sponsor and new friend of CJSR FM 88.5 (10% discount will be listed on the new friends of cjsr card) Edmontone Studio! owner doug organ demonstrates some of the cool gear at this super hip downtown recording studio.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

august 12 playlist:

ray charles - let's go (genius + soul = jazz)
the meters - stormy (the meters)
manfred mann chapter three - konekuf (volume one)
invincible czars - schubert: erlkonig (fortissimo)
atomic rooster - vug (death walks behind you)
gary verkade - majesty c.m. (john cage: the organ works)
franz-josef maier, franz lehrndorfer, konrad junghanel & max engel - sonata in d minor: prelude (biber: the rosary sonatas)
buck owens - the kansas city song (the kansas city song)
margo guryan - think of rain (take a picture)
the beach boys - god only knows (lei'd in hawaii)
don cherry & latifkhan - sangam (sangam)
billy preston - that's the way god planned it (that's the way god planned it)
brian and his beloved baldwin.

Friday, 7 August 2015

august 5 playlist, with a roky erickson (who played organ on the red krayola track) salute going out to guest host alex mckie for grinding like a champ:

patrick wedd - chorale prelude (organ movements)
metin h. alatli - mevlana boyle dede (psych funk 101)
kim sun - the man who must leave (psych funk 101)
eskaton - dagon (psych funk 101)
patrick wedd - prelude and fugue (organ movements)
besombes - rizet - haute pression (pôle)
patrick wedd - passacaglia (organ movements)
spacemen 3 - transparent radiation (the perfect prescription)
red krayola - hurricane fighter plane (parable of arable land)
pere ubu - on the surface (dub housing)
patrick wedd - fugue (organ movements)
electric wizard - the chosen few (witchcult today)
alex grinds my organs


Saturday, 1 August 2015

july 29 playlist:

booker t. & the mg's - can't be still (soul dressing)
the budos band - sing a simple song (the budos band)
k. frimpong & his cubano fiestas - kyenkyen bi adi mawu (kyenkyen bi adi mawu)
christian wilson - carl nielsen: commotio, op. 58 (commotio: organ works of the interwar period)
dennis rollins' velocity trio - hark! (symbiosis)
the flying burrito brothers - hippie boy (the gilded palace of sin)
lloyd price band with james booker - soulful waltz (this is my band)
aretha franklin - dr. feelgood (love is a serious business) (i never loved a man the way i love you)
dr. feelgood - the more i give (down by the jetty)
since denmark's amazing carl nielsen practically finished commotio with his dying breath, i figured the least i could do was feature the damn thing on my organ music show. the piece is longer than any of bach's organ works (!) and is a remarkable gem.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

july 22 playlist (moog special with co-host warren krick):

wendy carlos - brandenburg concerto no. 3 in g major: allegro (switched on bach)
spirit - space child (twelve dreams of dr. sardonicus)
the beatles - because (abbey road)
marty gold - norwegian wood (moog plays the beatles)
annette peacock - joy (i belong to a world that's destroying itself aka revenge)
andrew kazdin & thomas z. shepard - everything you always wanted to hear on the moog (but were afraid to ask for)
sven libaek - music for eels (inner space ost)
ruth white - the litanies of satan (flowers of evil)
mort garson - plantasia (plantasia)
eden electronic ensemble - the strenuous life (plugged in joplin)
panda bear - mr. noah (panda bear meets the grim reaper)
cluster - oh odessa (curiosum)

plugged in joplin managed to simultaneously cash in on two incredibly strange trends. in the wake of the oscar-winning film the sting everyone was obsessed with ragtime piano. in the wake of switched on bach everyone was obsessed with programming classical music on moogs. so what could possibly go wrong with this lp?

what indeed.

Friday, 17 July 2015

july 15 playlist:

alan hawkshaw - move move move (move with the times)
the bongolian - champagne and pizza (the bongolian: 100% heavy bongo vibes)
lonnie mack - farther on up the road (the wham of that memphis man!)
roy buchanan - the messiah will come again (roy buchanan)
dave bartholomew - the fat man (fats domino presents: dave bartholomew and his great big band)
fats waller - sloppy water blues (1926-27)
ivor cutler trio - deedle, deedle, i pass (ludo)
the beatles - i want you (she's so heavy) (abbey road)
philip levy & stephen mann - giovanni bonaventura viviani: sonata prima (organ and trumpet recital from corpus christi basilica, manchester)
gypsophilia - night falls and you need company (night swimming)
merry clayton - same old story (merry clayton)
scott minor & fennesz - dwan (spire: organ works past, present & future)
joseph payne - chorale variations for keyboard  ('was gott tut, das ist wohlgetan') (johann pachelbel: complete organ works)
fats waller was the king of pump organ blues before he became inextricably tied to the stride piano style.

Friday, 10 July 2015

july 8 playlist (six degrees of separation/kevin bacon birthday special):

nick drake - northern sky (bryter layter)
nico - the end (june 1, 1974)
billy bragg & wilco - meanest man (mermaid avenue, vol. 2)
pj harvey - the dancer (to bring you my love)
stackridge - no one's more important than the earth worm (extravaganza)
louis jordan and his tympany five - it's a great, great pleasure (1950-1951)
shuggie otis - ice cold daydream (freedom flight)
clarence reid - nobody but you babe (dancing with nobody but you babe)
betty wright - he's bad, bad, bad (my first time around)
the band - bacon fat (early years (as the hawks))
jimmy smith - joy (black smith)
werner jacob - prelude & fugue in a minor, bwv 543 (bach: toccatas & fugues)
(nick drake) - 1) john cale appeared with nico on the june 1, 1974 album - (nico) - 1) nico performs on the june 1, 1974 album alongside kevin ayers 2) ayers's album whatevershebringswesing features arrangements by the fabulous composer david bedford 3) bedford also did arrangements on billy bragg's album the internationale - (billy bragg & wilco) - 1) natalie merchant sings on their joint album mermaid avenue, vol. 2 2) merchant also appears on adam ant's tony visconti-produced album vive le rock 3) tony mixed iggy pop's living on the edge of the night single 4) iggy appeared with mick harvey on the jeffrey lee pierce tribute album axels & sockets 5) mick harvey plays organ with pj harvey (no relation) on her to bring you my love, though she herself performs the organ part on the song we heard on the show. - (pj harvey) - 1) pj's album rid of me was produced by steve albini 2) steve also worked on cheap trick's unjustly un-maligned rockford album 3) cheap trick's all shook up was engineered by beatles associate geoff emerick 4) geoff also engineered stackridge's wonderful extravaganza lp - (stackridge) - 1) stackridge's equally stupendous man in the bowler hat lp was produced by the peerless george martin 2) george produced judy garland, some of their collaborations showing up on the london studio recordings compilation 3) judy appeared in the wizard of oz with charley grapewin 4) charley showed up in the all-star film follow the boys, as did legendary bandleader louis jordan - (louis jordan and his tympany five) - 1) shuggie otis (and his father johnny otis) played on louis's album great rhythm and blues - (shuggie otis) - 1) shuggie recorded a joint album with al kooper entitled kooper session 2) kooper played organ on butterfield blues band's in my own dream alongside saxman david sanborn 3) sanborn plays on billy joel's an innocent man lp, as does guitarist david brian brown 4) brown performs on clarence reid's pre-blowfly album dancing with nobody but you babe - (clarence reid) - 1) clarence played piano on fellow miami soul legend betty wright's debut album my first time around, also writing or co-writing several of the songs - (betty wright) - 1) betty sang on bill wyman's stupid solo album monkey grip, also featuring acclaimed saxophonist van morrison 2) notorious drunkard van morrison duetted with noted boozehound richard manuel on 4% pantomime, from the band's cahoots album - (the band) - 1) garth hudson, the band/hawks organ wiz, plays on ringo starr's guest-heavy, innovation-light ringo album alongside fellow keyboard genius james booker 2) james plays piano on king curtis's everybody's talking with yet another absolute organ champ, jimmy smith - (jimmy smith) - 1) the track joy is based upon js bach's jesu, joy of man's desiring - (jimmy smith)

(bonus: bach to bacon) - 1) js bach's prelude & fugue in a minor, bwv 543 (heard on the program as performed by werner jacob) provided the basis for ennio morricone's music for the sicilian clan, featuring charlie chaplin's son sydney in a small role 2) syd chaplin also showed up in his dad's hideous 1967 shipwreck a countess from hong kong with marlon brando 3) marlon of course stole the show from everyone else in apocalypse now, including a very young laurence (then larry) fishburne 4) fishburne appeared in quicksilver alongside kevin bacon.

Friday, 3 July 2015

july 1 (canada day) playlist:

garth hudson - genetic method (anew) (a canadian celebration of the band)
marnie giesbrecht - ronald hannah: five preludes for organ (1979): i (northern arch/arc du nord)
florence mahon - percy whitlock: folk tune from five short pieces (souvenirs: scarboro united church organ)
the band - get up jake (the band)
gordon lightfoot - cobwebs & dust (if you could read my mind)
daniel romano - louise (sleep beneath the willow)
steppenwolf - hodge podge strained through a leslie (the second)
doug organ trio - free man in paris (doug organ trio)
jake langley - invitation (doug's garage)
oscar peterson and roy eldridge - between the devil and the deep blue sea (oscar peterson and roy eldridge)
count basie and oscar peterson - extended blues (count at the organ)
bruce haack - saint basil (the electronic record for children)
49th parallel - the people (49th parallel)
eminent canadian organist sandy mctire

Friday, 26 June 2015

june 24 playlist:

bob seger system - lucifer (mongrel)
the budos band - Up from the South (the budos band)
the zombies - the look of love (zombie heaven)
dusty springfield - i can't make it alone (dusty in memphis)
rockpile - when i write the book (seconds of pleasure)
ensemble of unique instruments - chorus of shadows (harry partch: delusion of the fury)
terry riley - in the summer (les yeux fermes & lifespan)
jeff beck group - girl from mill valley (beck-ola)
murry wilson - the happy song (many moods of murry wilson)
the beach boys - please let me wonder (today!)
karen dalton - in a station (in my own time)
the band - i shall be released (music from big pink)
virtual church - o canada (hi fi hymn book)
arthur brown's kingdom come - sunrise (galactic zoo dossier)

harry partch's chromelodeon, a reed organ with 43 tones to the octave!

Friday, 19 June 2015

june 17 playlist:

lonnie mack - chicken pickin' (memphis wham!)
booker t. & the mg's - melting pot (melting pot)
samuel belay - aynotchesh yerefu (ethiopiques, vol. 8: swinging addis 1968 - 1974)
the blue ridge rangers - somewhere listening (for my name) (the blue ridge rangers)
merle haggard - huntsville (someday we'll look back)
eddie hinton - dreamer (dear y'all: the songwriting sessions)
merry clayton - southern man (merry clayton)
gypsophilia - skirmish (constellation)
red holloway - crib theme (the burner)
albert collins - grapeland gossip (trash talkin')
sly & the family stone - bad risk (a whole new thing)
william whitehead - organ sonata in d, op. 65/6 - chorale: finale, andante (mendelssohn: complete organ sonatas)
earl hooker - blues in d natural (blue guitar)
lenny dee - plantation boogie (single)

gypsophilia will perform tonight at the old strathcona performing arts centre (ospac) as part of the opening night of the td edmonton international jazz festival, sponsored in part by cjsr. and i'm honoured to be the emcee for this evening's proceedings!

Sunday, 14 June 2015

way bach when playlist (june 10, containing all sorts of wonderful pre-bach organ music):

christopher herrick - praeludium in g minor, buxwv 149 (buxtehude: the complete organ works, vol. 2)
frederik kranemann - johann michael bach: in dulci jubilo (at the orgel von franciscus volckland, 1757-1767)
tibor pinter - johann christoph bach: wir glauben all' an einem gott (at the christian muller organ (1741))
massimiliano raschietti - claudio merulo: toccata quarta del sesto tono (organ vincenzo colombo (1532/35))
roberto loreggian - toccata in a (frescobaldi: edition vol. 9, il primo libro di recercari)
liuwe tamminga - samuel scheidt/jan pieterszoon sweelinck: 7 variations on vluchtige nimph (organ recital)
joseph payne - arnolt schlick: maria zart von edler art (german organ music vol. 2)
jean-charles ablitzer - ave maris stella (jehan titelouze: hymnes et magnificat)
wim van beek - georg bohm: praeludium, fuga & postludium in g minor (at the schnitger organ of the martinkierk (groningen))
christopher herrick - toccata & fugue in d minor, bwv 565 - toccata (bach: toccatas & fugues)




buxtehude's organ at marienkirche in lubeck. it was this very instrument which bach famously walked 250 goddamn miles to hear the master play!

Friday, 5 June 2015

june 3 playlist (with guest host alex mckie from big a little and hey that's not metal)

van der graaf generator - octopus (aerosol grey machine)
patrick wedd - prelude and fugue (healey willan: organ works)
emerson, lake and palmer - knife edge (emerson, lake and palmer)
allen ginsberg - london (songs of experience)
nico - janitor of lunacy (desert shore)
various artists - the gurgling stream (ambush from all sides)
henry cow - nine funerals of the citizen king (leg-end)
patrick wedd - fugue (healey willan: organ works)
the stranglers - walk on by (the stranglers)
xtc - neon shuffle (white music)
patrick wedd - epilogue (healey willan: organ works)
small faces - grow your own (small faces)

Friday, 29 May 2015

may 27 playlist:

florence mahon - frescobaldi: introduction and toccata: allegro (souvenirs: scarboro united church organ)
anna von hausswolff - red sun (ceremony)
alice coltrane - spiritual eternal (eternity)
ethel smith - tico tico (single)
trudy pitts - the spanish flea (introducing the fabulous trudy pitts)
fay hallam & the bongolian - freefall (lost in sound)
she - outta reach (single)
shirley scott with mildred anderson - person to person (queen of the organ (memorial album))
akiko tsuruga - let's hang together (harlem dreams)
gloria coleman with pola roberts - que baby (soul sisters)
jane jarvis - meet the mets (at shea stadium)
marie-claire alain - fantasia & fugue in c minor, bwv 537 (the organ works of johann sebastian bach, volume 4)
jeanne demessieux - bach: fantasia & fugue in g minor, bwv 542 (the art of jeanne demessieux)
diamanda galas with john paul jones - dark end of the street (the sporting life)

the organ grinder salutes all the fabulous female grinders we heard on the program!

Friday, 22 May 2015

may 20 playlist:

jimmy mcgriff and groove holmes - talk to me (giants of the organ in concert)
johnny hodges & wild bill davis - blues for madeleine (blue pyramid)
annbjorg lien - tjonneblomen (felefeber)
radha krishna temple - govinda (come and get it: the best of apple records)
george harrison - singing om (wonderwall music)
john cale & terry riley - church of anthrax (church of anthrax)
bj nilsen - zephyr (spire: organ works past, present & future)
dr. john - ice age (locked down)
bruut! - vito (mad pack)
earl hooker - the bright sound (blue guitar)
nick cave and the bad seeds - the carny (your funeral... my trial)
best album ever made.

Friday, 15 May 2015

may 13 playlist:

the j. geils band - ice breaker (the j. geils band)
cash box kings - off the hook (holler & stomp)
fats waller with alberta hunter - beale street blues (1926-27)
fats waller - messin' around with the blues (1926-27)
goldie hill - call off the wedding (don't send me no more roses)
joey allcorn - the execution (50 years too late)
webster booth - the lost chord (timeless voices)
christopher herrick - toccata in d minor, buxwv 155 (buxtehude: the complete organ works, vol. 2)
einsturzende neubauten - nagorny karabach (alles wieder offen)
alan stivell - metig (chemins de terre)
james carr - a lucky loser (you gotta have soul)
barrence whitfield and the savages - the corner man (dig thy savage soul)
barrett strong - you knows what to do (the complete motown collection)
cherry wainer - money (single)
the meters - sing a simple song (the meters)
jimmy smith - stone cold dead in the market (prayer meetin')
attn: moody blues... i found it. with some help from sir arthur sullivan, adelaide anne procter, webster booth and whatever champ plays organ on the recording. incidentally, sullivan's piece (sans gilbert) originally featured orchestration imitating the sound of the organ. incidental to that incidental note, procter's poem features some of history's best lines re: the instrument itself.

Friday, 8 May 2015

may 6 playlist:

bob seger system - highway child (mongrel)
the stooges - down on the street (mono single Edit) (1970: the complete funhouse sessions)
funkadelic - super stupid (maggot brain)
parliament - put love in your life (osmium)
21st century sound movement - feelin' down (local customs: cavern sound)
johnnie taylor - jody's got your girl and gone (the stax story)
al greene (sic) - back up train (back up train)
valerie june - wanna be on your mind (pushin' against a stone)
floyd cramer - lovesick blues (the essential floyd cramer)
george harrison - behind that locked door (all things must pass)
sam the sham & the pharaohs - red hot (the best of sam the sham & the pharaohs)
krzysztof sadowski - kolyszac sie (swinging) (krzysztof sadowski and his hammond prgan)
albert collins - sno-cone ii (the cool sounds of albert collins)
lou bennett - now hear my meaning (now hear my meaning)
sly & the family stone - let me hear it from you (single)

Monday, 4 May 2015

vlad thee inhaler did the grinding on the latest (april 29) edition. and he was playing evil synth crap, not organ tunes. here's his dastardly playlist:

chaz jankel - 3,000,000 synths (change the beat)

perrey & kingsley - strangers in the night (the out sound from way in)
kraftwerk - numbers (computer world)
zodiac - pacific (behind the iron curtain)
georgia anne muldrew - chocolate reign (kings ballad)
suicide - ghost rider (suicide)
black moth super rainbow - forever heavy (dandelion gum)
bruce haack - rita (farad: the electric voice)
nash the slash - swing shift (children of the night)
paul mccartney - temporary secretary (mccartney ii)
the rolling stones - undercover of the night (undercover)
neil young - mr. soul (trans)
belbury poly - owls & flowers (the owls map)
dam-funk - rollin' (toeachizown vol. 2)

Friday, 24 April 2015

april 22 playlist:

james govan - something (wanted (the fame recordings))
ross carnegie - cool dad (single)
cash box kings - tribute to the black lone ranger (holler & stomp)
harry caray - take me out to the ball game (at a white sox game)
denny mclain - extra innings (at the mighty hammond x-77 organ: the detroit tigers' superstar swings with today's hits)
walter strony - stars and stripes forever (organ stop pizza presents)
jake ian - old red massey (it don't really matter anymore)
bob dylan - can you please crawl out your window? (single)
hayes carll - don't let me fall (trouble in mind)
floyd cramer - san antonio rose (the essential floyd cramer)
the beach boys - a day in the life of a tree (surf's up)
ethel smith - maple leaf rag (single)
louis jordan and his tympany five - tamburitza boogie (1950-1951)
larry young - saudia (lawrence of newark)
lou bennett - barrio alto (now hear my meaning)
paul revere & the raiders - terry's tune (indian reservation)

is there anything hipper than ethel smith, first lady of the organ, performing scott joplin, the master of melody?

Friday, 17 April 2015

april 15 playlist:

lafayette leake trio - after hours (single)
milt buckner - slaughter on 125th st (rockin' with milt)
melvin rhyne - blues for wes (the legend)
wynton marsalis with anthony newman - alan hovhaness: prayer of st. gregory (the essential wynton marsalis)
anton holzapfel et al - concerto for organ & trumpet in c major: moderato (haydn: organ concertos complete)
bessie smith - reckless blues (1924 - 1925)
the band - bessie smith (the basement tapes)
the deep dark woods - virginia (the place i left behind)
hank williams iii - chord of the organ (ghost to a ghost/gutter town)
max richter et al - organum (the blue notebooks)
ronnie lane with slim chance - roll on babe (anymore for anymore)
whitey morgan and the 78s - bad news (born, raised & live from flint)
ye nuns - i hate you (nun more black)

Friday, 10 April 2015

april 8 playlist:

ray charles - let's go (genius + soul = jazz)
earl hooker - the leading brand (blue guitar)
groove holmes - red onion (new groove)
james booker - gonzo (single)
bo diddley - bo diddley 1969 (the chess box)
graham bond with magick - hail, ra-harakhite (we put our magick on you)
anton szandor lavey - satanis theme (satan takes a holiday)
scott walker - my death (scott)
mort shuman - prelude/poem: children's crusade 1939 (my death)
yoko ono - mrs. lennon (fly)
the beatles - lucy in the sky with diamonds (anthology 2)
james brown - you mother you (sho is funky down here)
hank marr - molasses (hank marr)
brinsley schwarz - why do we hurt the one we love? (please don't ever change)
christopher bowers-broadbent et al - littlemore tractus (arvo part: da pacem)

satan takes a holiday.

Friday, 3 April 2015

april 1 playlist, hosted wretchedly by bo hartfeil and charlie the butcher who believed that they were supposed to play songs about bodily organs:

arthur brown's kingdom come - brains (galactic zoo dossier)
ray bolger & judy garland - if i only had a brain (wizard of oz)
vincent price - cooking small boys (cooking with vincent price)
townes van zandt - lungs (townes van zandt)
16 horsepower - black lung (low estate)
william shatner - spleen (the transformed man)
clutch - spleen merchant (blast tyrant)
the arrogant worms - hot dog song (toast!)
edith north johnson - nickel's worth of liver blues no. 2 (screamin' and hollerin' the blues: the worlds of charley patton)
tiny tim - two times a day (i always brush my teeth) (reprise recordings)
daniel kahn & the painted bird - broken tongue (the broken tongue)
lee perry & the upsetters - evil tongue (apeology)
eddie "cleanhead" vinson - kidney stew (the definitive black and blue collection)
"weird al" yankovic - pancreas (straight outta lynwood)
jimmy mcgriff - i left my heart in san francisco (cherry)

no more chopped liver radio. thanks for trying, bo and chuck (ground, that is.)

Friday, 27 March 2015

march 25 playlist:

helmut schroeder - mozart: introduction and fugue in c minor transcribed for organ by marcel dupre (at the schuke orgel st. lambertus munster)
moondog - oasis (a new sound of an old instrument)
bar-kays - hole in the wall (soul finger)
steppenwolf - the pusher (steppenwolf)
hoyt axton - della and the dealer (a rusty old halo)
john cale - heartbreak hotel (slow dazzle)
doug riley - savin' grace (foxy lady ost)
deep dark woods - the beater (jubilee)
rowland s. howard - silver chain (teenage snuff film)
mushroom - king of alba (early one morning)
frazey ford - three golden trees (indian ocean)
tony monaco - so long for now (burnin' grooves)

the only way to listen to this show in your car.

Friday, 20 March 2015

vlad thee inhaler special playlist (march 18):

the doors - peace frog (morrison hotel)
milt Buckner - the beast (mulholland drive ost)
pierre henry - machine danse (dimensions in sound vol 2)
hailu mergia & the walias - ibakish tarekigne (tche belew)
neil young - let's roll (are you passionate?)
nick cave & the bad seeds - red right hand (let love in)
krs-one - step into a world (i got next)
tyrannosaurus rex - organ blues (a beard of stars)
carl didur - a ballad (nothing is secret to anything)
aardvark - copper sunset (hammond lord)
japanese treats - color glo (e 468)
the focus group - wax phantoms (elektric karousel)
diamanda galas & john paul jones - you're mine (the sporting life)

how hip are these two? great job, vlad!

Thursday, 12 March 2015

march 11 playlist:

badbadnotgood & ghostface killah - mind playing tricks (sour soul)
the steampacket - the in-crowd (the first supergroup)
the meters - live wire (the meters)
dan penn - nobody's fool (nobody's fool)
don covay - house of blue lights (Part 1) (the house of blue lights)
steve howe trio - siberian khatru (the haunted melody)
rhoda scott - moanin' (take a ladder)
leonard slatkin, simon preston et al - symphony for organ & orchestra: andante (copland: dance symphony et al)
daniel romano - louise (sleep beneath the willow)
luke the drifter - too many parties and too many pals (hank williams as luke the drifter)
vanilla fudge - you keep me hangin' on (vanilla fudge)
jimmy smith - why was i born (midnight special)

Thursday, 5 March 2015

march 4 playlist:

nelson riddle - riddles a-go! go! (batman - '66 tv soundtrack)
bill black's combo - josephine (the hi records masters)
the box tops - cry like a baby (cry like a baby)
aretha franklin - do right woman - do right man (i never loved a man the way i love you)
sturgill simpson - i'd have to be crazy (high top mountain)
dusty springfield - i don't want to hear it anymore (dusty in memphis)
bobby emmons - blue organ (blues with a beat with an organ)
floyd cramer - let's go (gets organ-ized)
nick lowe - cold grey light of dawn (dig my mood)
greg keelor - just this love (seven songs for jim)
father john misty - when you're smiling and astride me (i love you, honeybear)
the band - too wet to work (live at watkins glen)
werner jacob - fantasia & fugue in g minor, bwv 542 (bach toccatas & fugues)
hank marr - never let me go (it's 'bout time!)
the recently deceased country/soul session legend and songwriter bobby emmons also put out some pretty hot records under his own name.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

february 25 playlist:

monk montgomery - journey to the bottom (bass odyssey)
clifford jordan - i got you (i feel good) (soul fountain)
count basie trio - blues in the church (for the first time)
oscar peterson with roy eldridge - crazy rhythm (jousts)
shirley scott and clark terry - soul duo (soul duo)
miles davis - rated x (get up with it)
fela kuti - igbe (na shit) (gentleman)
the beatles - only a northern song (yellow submarine)
joseph payne - toccata and fugue in d minor (johann pachelbel: complete organ works)
jimmy mcgriff - brother griff (straight up)
george.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

february 18 playlist (with guest co-hosts blake and ross of betrayers fame!):

booker t - flamingo (evergreen)
the james taylor quartet - one mint julep (mission impossible)
tower of power - squib cakes (back to oakland)
betrayers - love rat (love rat ep)
peterson, pass & brown - blues for dennis (the giants)
mark birtles project - oh mon dieu (art crime)
sun ra - lanquidity (lanquidity)
abyssinian baptist choir - i want to ride that glory train (shakin' the rafters)
boston - smokin' (boston)
jimmy smith - (that's the time) i feel like makin' love ('75)
don't miss my guests and a whole buttload of other great bands on saturday at the pawn shop for versus!

http://beatroute.ca/2015/02/16/six-alberta-acts-to-perform-at-one-of-a-kind-show-versus-but-dont-call-it-a-battle-of-the-bands/

Friday, 13 February 2015

february 11 playlist:

bo diddley - if the bible's right (the black gladiator)
bar-kays - you can't sit down (soul finger)
the sonics - bad betty (this is the sonics)
bobby "boris" pickett and the crypt-kickers - transylvania twist (single)
gene vincent - you are my sunshine (the country side)
the band - blind willie mctell (jericho)
jerry jeff walker - london homesick blues (¡viva terlingua!)
thomas edisun's electric light bulb band - common attitude (single)
the monkees - porpoise song (head)
simon dupree and the big sound - thinking about my life (part of my past)
akiko tsuruga - cry me a river (st. louis blues)
hank marr - misty (swing) (groovin' it!)

play misty for you? don't mind if i do.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

february 4 playlist:

simon preston - fugue in g major for organ, woo 31 (complete beethoven edition vol. 6: piano works)
helmut walcha - prelude in e flat major, bwv 552 (j.s. bach: organ works)
william whitehead - organ sonata in b flat, op. 65/4 - andante religioso (mendelssohn: complete organ sonatas)
rainer oster - magnificat primi toni, buxwv 203 (buxtehude: organ works/arp-schnitger-orgel hamburg vol. 1)
marie-claire alain - chorale no. 3 in a minor (franck: organ works)
jimmy smith - i'm gonna move to the outskirts of town (stay loose...jimmy smith sings again!)
warren r. wesley, who guested on the program, performs at the first presbyterian church on friday, february 6th.

Friday, 30 January 2015

january 28 playlist:

clarence Reid - nobody but you babe (nobody but you babe)
willie and the bumblebees - dipstick (twin cities funk & soul)
aretha franklin - baby baby baby (i never loved a man the way i love you)
william bell - you don't miss your water (the stax story)
eddie floyd - big bird (the stax story)
king khan & the shrines - luckiest man (idle no more)
king tubby - black and white dub (the best of king tubby: king dub)
neil young & crazy horse - born in ontario (psychedelic pill)
daniel romano - poor girls of ontario (workin' for the music man)
nas - memory lane (sittin' in da park) (illmatic)
lee erwin - thief of bagdad (sound of silents: music for silent film classics)
jimmy mcgriff - i've got a woman (greatest hits)
the soft machine - a certain kind (the soft machine)
sam spades - last call (wolf)
neil young alone at the pump organ.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

january 21 playlist:

barrelhouse chuck - slam hammer ((new) combo classics)
charles bradley - dusty blue (victim of love)
naomi shelton & the gospel queens - get up, child (cold world)
gene clark - the true one (no other)
jerry jeff walker - the ballad of the hulk (mr. bojangles)
joe tex - you said a bad word (25 all time greatest hits)
little sister - stanga (i'm just like you: sly's stone flower 1969-1970)
manfred hubler and siegfried schwab - the lions and the cucumber (vampyros lesbos ost)
barry adamson - the sun and the sea (i will set you free)
the stranglers - peaches (rattus norvegicus)
liuwe tamminga - bernardo pasquini: pastorale in g major (organ recital)
jimmy smith - after hours (root down)
i was delighted to get an email (to organgrinder@cjsr.com) from listener evan terlesky containing this lovely sketch, which he was inspired to create when he heard the pasquini composition on the program. well done, evan!

it must have sounded like i said e major instead of g major on the show.

Friday, 16 January 2015


january 14 fender rhodes scholar special (with guest co-host warren krick) playlist:

booker t. & the mg's - chinese checkers (single)
herbie hancock - watermelon man (head hunters)
the zombies - she's not there (single)
the beatles - i've got a feeling (let it be)
bobby charles (with rick danko) - new mexico (bobby charles expanded version)
pisces - children kiss your mother goodnight (a lovely sight)
owen marshall - nana's sleeping (the naked truth)
cjsr radio players - professor hammond meets dr. rhodes (cjsr radio playhouse)
ray charles - what'd i say parts 1 & 2 (single)
cannonball adderley quintet - mercy, mercy, mercy (mercy, mercy, mercy)
michel magne - grand thème malko (shake sauvage: french soundtracks 1968-1973)
greenflow - i got cha (wtng 89.9 fm)

mr. krick's wurlitzer electric piano, which provided live accompaniment for the program. pictured below, warren's special artwork created for the show.