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.