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)