Tuesday, December 28, 2010

"Told Me A True Story... Said It Was Fiction"

as much of the LP cover as I could scan...
(1984, CD Presents)
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2010.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Komeda -- BINARIO -- What Makes It Go? (1998, Minty Fresh)
Afrocubismo -- A LA LUNA YO ME VOY -- Afrocubismo (2010, Nonesuch)

Harry Mudie Meet King Tubby -- ROMAN DUB -- In Dub Conference Volume 1 (1994, Mudies Music) [orig. 1976]
The High Dials -- SNOWED IN -- Anthems For Doomed Youth (2010, Rainbow Quartz)
Freebass -- SECRETS AND LIES -- It's A Beautiful Life (2010, Hacienda)
Chucho Valdés -- NEW ORLEANS -- Chucho's Steps (2010, Four Quarters)
The Offs -- TRUE STORY -- First Record (1984, CD Presents)

Ray Condo & His Hardrock Goners -- SOMETHING I SAID -- Top Hits! Party Favourites! (2007, Crow-Matic Records)
The Diplomats Of Solid Sound -- JEALOUS -- What Goes Around Comes Around (2010, Pravda)
Roots Manuva vs. Wrongtom -- CHIN UP -- Duppy Writer (2010, Big Dada)
Deja Voodoo -- BOUND FOR GLORY -- It Came From Canada, Volume 3 (1987, Og)
Fania All-Stars -- MAMA GÜELA -- Salsa Explosion! The New York Salsa Revolution (2010, Fania)

Construction & Destruction -- BONANZA! -- Mutatis Mutandis (2010, The Quarantine)
Joe Morris -- THE APPLEJACK -- Atlantic Rhythm & Blues, Volume 1, 1947-52 (1985, Atlantic) [orig. 1948]
Tom Zé -- MULHER DE MUSICA -- Estudando A Bossa (2010, Luaka Bop)
The Modern Men -- GIVE IT UP -- The Sensual Sounds Of... (2010, The Modern Men)
Allen Kwela Octet -- QUESTION MARK -- Next Stop... Soweto, Volume 3: The Giants, Ministers, & Makers: Jazz in South Africa 1963-84 (2010, Strut) [orig. 1972?]

Wolf & Cub -- BLOOD -- Science & Sorcery (2010, Last Gang)
The Astronuts -- MONTEZUMA -- Time Machine: The History of Canadian 60s Garage, Punk, & Surf 1985-95 (1996, Stomp)
Overnight Players -- SHAKA THE GREAT -- Channel One: Well-Charged (Pressure Sounds)

More Or Les -- NICE GUYS ARE COMING TO GET YOU -- Brunch With A Vengeance (2010, Fuzzy Logic Recordings)

Thanks for listening!

On Wednesday, December 29, Field Assembly will play an early show (7pm?) at Phog Lounge.
On Thursday, December 30, The Prehistoric Cavestrokers are at FM Lounge for their big 25th anniversary gig, supported by The Hypnotics, and Mark Fedak.
On Friday, December 31, see ASK at the Gourmet Emporium, with Windsor's favourite DJ Pat Petro spinning discs so you can dance your way into the New Year, yo!

Happy happy to y'alls.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

"The Past Sure Is Tense..."

Sunset, 5:03 p.m. -- Moonrise, 5:35 p.m. -- Sunrise, 7:59 a.m.

The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2010.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)
     
Graham Townsend -- BANDURA WALTZ -- World Champion Folk Fiddler (1970, Rodeo Records)
James Brown -- TRY ME -- James Brown Gold: Greatest Hits (2004, Universal) [orig. 1958, Federal]
    
Freebass -- YOU DON'T KNOW THIS ABOUT ME (INSTRUMENTAL MIX) -- It's A Beautiful Life (2010, Hacienda Records)
Zap Pow -- SWEET LOVING LOVE -- Last War: The Best Of Zap Pow 1972-80 (2007, Trojan) [orig. 1976, Vulcan]
Black Dub -- SURELY -- Black Dub (2010, Jive Records)
DePedro -- DICIEMBRE -- Nubes de Papel (2010, Nat Geo)
Lord Flea & His Calypsonians -- LOVE (LOVE ALONE) -- Swingin' Calypsos (2009, Capitol) [orig. 1957]
    
Belle & Sebastian -- READ THE BLESSED PAGES -- Write About Love (2010, Matador)
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band -- CLICK CLACK -- The Dust Blows Forward: An Anthology (1999, Rhino/Warner) [orig. 1972]
The Diplomats Of Solid Sound -- BAILOUT! -- What Goes Around Comes Around (2010, Pravda)
Tussle/Konono No.1 -- SOFT CRUSH -- Tradi Mods vs. Rockers: Alternative Takes On Congotronics (2010, Crammed Discs)
More Or Les -- A LOTTA TALK -- Brunch With A Vengeance (2010, Fuzzy Logic)
The Slits -- EARTHBEAT -- Return Of The Giant Slits (2007, CBS) [orig. 1981]
   
The Modern Men -- LIFE AFTER LOVE -- The Sensual Sounds Of... (2010, The Modern Men)
Type Monkey Type -- BIRTHDAY CAKE -- Jungle Noise (2010, Type Monkey Type)
The Kingstonians -- SINGER MAN -- The History Of Trojan Records: 1968-71, Volume 1 (1995, Trojan) [orig. 1970, Songbird]
Orange Juice -- BLUE BOY -- Coals To Newcastle, sampler (2010, Domino) [orig. 1980, Postcard]
The Deadlies -- B6 SHUFFLE -- Meet The Deadlies (2010, The Deadlies)
Perilelle -- FOG LIKE THIS -- Fog Like This (2010, Exchange Bureau Music)
Hank Snow -- REINDEER BOOGIE (Defective CD! Sorry for the skips.)
    
UB40 -- MAN NEXT DOOR -- Labour Of Love IV (2010, EMI)
  
Thanks for listening!
Captain Beefheart ... 1941-2010, R.I.P.
photo from "The Dust Blows Forward" liner notes/booklet






I had forgotten that James Brown died on Christmas Day...

G.F.O.S.!
That was back in 2006, which feels like a long time ago, even though it wasn't.




December 22 is Joe Strummer Day here at CJAM-fm.
It's gonna be great!  Tune in perpetually!
Download Strummer Day shows!
Available into the New Year.



Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"Sha La La La Boom Boom!"

Who are these singing hipster chicks?
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Pointer Sisters -- SEND HIM BACK -- After Hours 3: More Northern Soul Masters From the Vaults of Atlantic, Atco, Loma, Reprise, & Warner Bros. Records 1965-74 (2005, Warner UK) [orig. 1972, Atlantic]
Gregory Isaacs -- WE DON'T PET SOUND BOY -- Trojan Creole Reggae Box (2004, Trojan)

DePedro -- TRAMUNTANA -- Nubes de Papel (2010, Nat Geo)
Trashcan Sinatras -- I WISH YOU'D MET HER -- In The Music (2010, Lo-Five Records)
Natacha Atlas -- LAHAZAT NASHWA -- Mounqaliba (2010, Six Degrees)
Osaka Monaurail -- CHANGES I WANNA MAKE -- Rumble'n Struggle (2001, RD Records)

Afrocubismo -- ELIADES TUMBAO 27 -- Afrocubismo (2010, Nonesuch)
Dark Dark Dark -- WILD GO -- Wild Go (2010, Supply & Demand Music)
Black Dub -- SING -- Black Dub (2010, Jive Records)
Graham Townsend -- ZAPOROZICH -- World Champion Folk Fiddler (1970, Rodeo Records) (Thanks, Lefty!)
Sigur Rós -- INNÍ MÉR SYNGUR VITLEYSINGUR -- Með Suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (2008, XL Recordings)

Beats Antique -- MERRY GO ROUND -- Blind Threshold (2010, Antique Records)
Minotaurs -- CRYSTAL CAVE -- The Thing (2010, Static Clang)
Kristin Miltner -- WOKE UP AT 4AM ELECTRIFIED, BRIGHT MOON OUT THE WINDOW -- Music For Dreaming & Playing (2010, Asthmatic Kitty)
The New Mastersounds -- THIRTY THREE -- 102% (2007, One Note Records)
Grimes -- RIVER -- Halfaxa (2010, Arbutus Records)
Tom Zé -- BRAZIL, CAPITAL BUENOS AIRES -- Estudando A Bossa Nordeste Plaza (2010, Luaka Bop)

Deadmau5 -- TL7 -- At Play 3 (2010, Play Records)
Triodes -- FUNKY MIRACLE -- Chunked (2009, Modica Music)
A-Gen-53 -- STALINGRAD-STUMPFSINN -- A Reference Of Female-Fronted Punk Rock 1977-89 (2010, Vince B) [orig. 1981]
Wolf & Cub -- SEVEN SEVENS -- Science & Sorcery (2010, Last Gang)

Electroluminescent -- ELECTROLUMINESCENT -- Everybody Dance Now: Songs From Hamilton 5 (2010, C+C Music)

Thanks for listening!

Wolf & Cub have two drummers. Yes!
They're from Australia & they like manga.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"We Become One Eye..."

a.k.a. Polyphemus
from Bernarda Bryson's The Zoo Of Zeus, 1964, Grossman Publishing, NY.
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)
  
Citywide Vacuum -- CIRCLOPS -- Pact (2007, Eleven37)
Wordburglar -- SCRIPT FLIPPA -- Burgie's Basement: B-Sides, Rarities, Remixes (2010, Hand'Solo/Urbnet)
Alkaline -- JOHNNY THOMPSON -- ExtraLongLife (2000, Universal)
  
The Meligrove Band -- BONES ATTACK!! -- Shimmering Lights (2010. Nevado)
The Locusts Have No King -- ANNA'S SMOKE -- The Locusts Have No King (2009, The Locusts Have No King)
Lost Patrol -- THAT'S YOUR STYLE -- From MySpace [orig. 1988, Stop It Baby Records]
Field Assembly -- LIGHT SPEED -- Broadsides & Ephemera (2009, Field Assembly)
  
Big Daddy A & The Merves -- WILL THERE EVER BE A RAINBOW? -- We Stole Your Wallet (1997, 1984 Records)
Language Arts -- COUGHDROP -- Where Were You In The Wild? (2009, Language Arts)
Trevor Malcolm Jazz Trio -- DOPE ROBOT -- From The Tank: 17 Unreleased Tracks From The Windsor Music Collective (2010, Sharktank Productions)
George Manury -- DEAR ARLENE -- George M (2010, Vstuff)
The Spys -- WATCHING YOU -- Original Punk Rock From Canada 1979-80 (2001, Incognito Records)
  
Mr. Chill & The Witnesses -- WEEPING WILLOWS -- Cold Testament (2005, Mr. Chill)
The Provincial Archive -- A SMOULDERING EPILOGUE -- Maybe We Could Be Holy (2010, Bedrooms & Basements)
Tara Watts -- SUNLIGHT -- About Love (2009, Tara Watts)
Johnny Osbourne -- AFRICAN WAKE -- Jamaica To Toronto: Soul, Funk, & Reggae 1967-74 (2006, Light In The Attic) [orig. 1974, Records Tropical]
Jack Scott -- THE WAY I WALK -- Jack Scott's Greatest Hits (1990, Curb Records) [orig. 1959, Carlton]
  
More Or Les -- AIN'T GOIN' OUT -- Brunch With A Vengeance (2010, Fuzzy Logic)
Contradance -- BLACK PREPPIES -- Black Preppies: Look Buffy! Four Songs Just For Us E.P. (1982,  Dancing Note Records)
  
The Nervous Wrecked -- YES AND NO -- Circles (2010, Ind.)
  
(Light red text = Windsor musicians,
Darker reddish text = musicians from elsewhere in Canada)
  
Thanks for listening!
from Bernarda Bryson's The Zoo Of Zeus. 1964, Grossman Publishing, NY.


I know a SOCAN tracking period playlist when I see one...













best clever Canadian album cover of 2010?
























I'll scan the (tiny but clever) Provincial Archives cover properly someday... when CJAM's copy is returned to the library... then you can see it and actually read it. Then you will know why all the boys in the picture have their eyes closed.
Uh... lots of missing CanCon favourites on this playlist, I know... an hour and a half of music is just a flash from the list I could've played.
All the local & Canadian stuff is available at Dr. Disc Records on Ouellette Avenue in Windsor. Plus music from everywhere else. And vinyl.
  
The Snark likes to tease about Canadian music, quotas vs. quality, etc. It amuses me somewhat. I'm intermittently conscious of how great and eclectic Canadian music can be. Ahem. Amen. Ahem.

Bye!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

"He Wrote With A Pen In Each Hand"

From Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2010.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Diego & The Dissidents -- THE SEA -- Contaminated Waters (2010, Quite Scientific)
I-Roy & Mudie's All-Stars -- HEART DON'T LEAP RAP -- Quad Star Revolution 1&2 (1972, Moodisc)

Bran Van 3000 -- OUI GOT NOW -- The Garden "Dubstrumentals" (2010, Audiogram)
Perilelle -- WE CAN'T SEE -- Fog Like This (2010, Exchange Bureau)
Thee Midniters -- JUMP, JIVE, & HARMONIZE -- Where The Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-68 (2009, Rhino)
Seu Jorge & Almaz -- THE MODEL -- Seu Jorge & Almaz (2010, Now-Again)
The Nervous Wrecked -- OLD TREES/NEW HOMES -- Circles (2010, Fauxtown Records)

DePedro -- NUBES DE PAPEL -- Nubes de Papel (2010, Nat Geo)
The Diplomats of Solid Sound -- FASCINATION -- What Goes Around Comes Around (2010, Pravda)
The Modern Men -- GIVE IT UP -- The Sensual Sounds Of... (2010, The Modern Men)
Minotaurs -- THE THING -- The Thing (2010, Static Clang)
Belle & Sebastian -- I'M NOT LIVING IN THE REAL WORLD -- Write About Love (2010, Matador)

Chico Mann -- HAY QUE CORRER -- Analog Drift (2010, Wax Poetics)
The Meligrove Band -- THIS WORK -- Shimmering Lights (2010, Nevado)
Steve Boswell & Jah Berry -- COOL RASTAMAN COOL -- Children Of Jah: The Chantells & Friends, 1977-79 (1999, Blood & Fire) [orig. 197?, Phase One]
Mathias Mental -- DAYLIGHT SAVING -- Teflon Child (2010, Mathias Mental)
Harlan Pepper -- GREAT LAKES -- Everybody Dance Now: Songs From Hamilton 5 (2010, C+C)
Stick McGhee -- DRINKIN' WINE (SPO-DEE-O-DEE) -- Atlantic Rhythm & Blues, Volume 1, 1947-52 (1990, Atlantic) [orig. 1949, Atlantic/1947 Harlem Records]
Beats Antique feat. Eva Salina -- NESVALO -- Blind Threshold (2010, Antique Records)

Ólöf Arnalds -- ALTT Í GÚDDÍ -- Innundir Skinni (2010, One Little Indian)

Thanks for listening!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Shōbijin, Cosmos, Or Elias?

Seu Jorge is the singer and Almaz is the band.
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Ray Charles -- WHEEL OF FORTUNE -- Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters (2010, Concord) [orig. recorded 1972]
Belle & Sebastian -- I WANT THE WORLD TO STOP -- Write About Love (2010, Matador)

Lee Reed -- VIRAL ROCK -- Introductory Author (2010, Lee Reed)
The Hypnotics -- SOUL AT SEVEN -- Soul At Seven E.P. (2010, New Values Records)
Dub Spencer & Trance Hill -- GALLI-DANI -- Return Of The Supercops (2007, Echo Beach)
Seu Jorge & Almaz -- TEMPO DE AMOR -- Seu Jorge & Almaz (2010, Now-Again)

Brian Eno -- FLINT MARCH -- Small Craft On A Milk Sea (2010, Warp)
CobSOn -- I WON'T LET YOU GO -- CobSOn (2010, CobSOn)
Bonjay -- CREEPIN -- Broughtupsy (2010, Mysteries of Trade)
Mikrokolektyw -- LIPUKO -- Revisit (2010, Delmark)
Mathias Mental -- TEFLON CHILD -- Teflon Child (2010, Mathias Mental)

The Nervous Wrecked -- MUTASIS MUTANDIS -- Circles (2010, Fauxtown Records)
Ken Boothe -- FREEDOM STREET -- Tighten Up, Volume 3 (1970, Trojan)
The Third Bardo -- I'M FIVE YEARS AHEAD OF MY TIME -- Nuggets, Volume 3 (1998, Rhino) [orig. 1967, Roulette]
The Raincoats -- NO SIDE TO FALL IN -- The Raincoats (1979, Rough Trade)
Ebo Taylor -- KWAME -- Love & Death (2010, Strut)

Natacha Atlas -- TAALET -- Mounqaliba (2010, Sic Degrees)
Diego & The Dissidents -- APRAISAL -- Contaminated Waters (2010, Quite Scientific)
Graham Townsend -- JOYS OF QUEBEC -- World Champion Folk Fiddler (1970, Rodeo Records) from Lonesome Lefty's Scratchy Attic
Wire -- ONE OF US -- Object 47 (2008, Pink Flag)
Ian King -- EVIL EYE -- Panic Grass & Fever Few (2010, Fledg'ling Records)
Bee vs. Moth -- THE SKY & THE DIRT EARTH -- Acronyms (2010, Aggraveire)
The Fairy Twins of Infant Island -- MOTHRA'S SONG (1992) -- Mothra The Best 1961-98 (1998, Futureland)

The Vindicators -- THINKING OF BIRDS -- Time Machine: The History of Canadian 60s Garage, Punk, & Surf, 1985-95 (1996, Stomp)

Thanks for listening!
Hideyo & Tsukiko Itō in Mothra vs. Godzilla, 1964.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

"Sophisticated Boom Boom"

from Austin, TX
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Willie Colón -- CHE CHE COLÉ -- Salsa Explosion! The New York Salsa Revolution 1969-1979 (2010, Strut/Fania)
Jimmy Radway & The Fe Me Time Allstars -- SHE'S MINE -- Dub I (2008, Pressure Sounds) [orig. 197?)

Lonesome Lefty -- DIGA DIGA DOO -- from MySpace 
Sardinia Bass Legalize feat. Zen I -- BAKLAVA -- Italian Dub Community Showcase Vol. 2 (2010, Dub Connection FREE DOWNLOAD)
The Slits -- TYPICAL GIRLS (INSTRUMENTAL OUTTAKE) -- Cut (Deluxe Edition) (2009, Island) [orig. 1979]
The Lijadu Sisters -- LIFE'S GONE DOWN LOW -- The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria (2010. Soundway) [orig. 1976]
Johnny West -- SIMPLE PROPOSITION -- Chicken Angel Woman With A Triangle (2008, Tosteestostas)

The Shangri-Las -- SOPHISTICATED BOOM BOOM -- Myrmidons Of Melodrama (2002, Cherry Red) [orig. 1966]
Bee Vs. Moth -- PETER BENKO -- Acronyms (2010, Aggraveire)
Ammoye & Rise Ashen -- NEW RECIPE -- Haffi Win (2010, Balanced Records)
Rah Rah -- WHAT ABOUT LOVE -- Breaking Hearts (2010, Young Soul)
Belle & Sebastian -- WRITE ABOUT LOVE -- Write About Love (2010, Matador)

Stereolab -- MELOCHORD SEVENTY-FIVE -- Aluminum Tunes (1998, Drag City)
Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers -- ONE WAY LOVE -- Cliff Bennett: The Rebel Rousers (1997, EMI) [orig. 1964]
Dub Syndicate feat. Gregory Isaacs -- KINGSTON 14 -- No Bed Of Roses (2004, Lion & Roots)
Betty Harris -- 12 RED ROSES -- New Orleans Funk Vol. 2 (2008, Soul Jazz) [orig. 1966]

Trash Can Sinatras -- LEAVE ME ALONE (bonus track) -- Weightlifting (2004, SpinART)
Random Recipe -- WONDERWOMAN -- Fold It! Mold It! (2010, Bonsound)
Take It -- ARMCHAIRS -- Atomic Shockwaves 13  from Model Citizen Zero Discipline
Davids with Mitch Bowden -- DEAD WALKIE -- Everybody Dance Now: Songs From Hamilton 5 (2010, C+C Music Festival)
Depedro -- CUANDO EL DIA SE ACABA -- Nubes De Papel (2010, Nat Geo)
The Diplomats Of Solid Sound -- B-O-O-G-A-L-O-O -- What Goes Around Comes Around (2010, Pravda)

The Provincial Archive -- I'M A BELIEVER -- Maybe We Could Be Holy (2010, Bedrooms & Basements)

Thanks for listening!

(Bee vs. Moth, huh?  Uh, no contest.  I think we all know who wins...)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Honk Honk Beep Beep Boom Boom Boom

I love this record!
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010.
   
The Black Seeds -- SLINGSHOT (Truth Remix) -- Specials: Remixes & Versions From Solid Ground (2010, The Black Seeds)
   
John Legend & The Roots feat. CL Smooth -- OUR GENERATION (THE HOPE OF THE WORLD) -- Wake Up (2010, Sony)
Johnny West -- MOTIVATION BEHIND THE METHOD -- My Hellhound Crooked Heart (2010, Tosteestostas Music)
The Meligrove Band -- REALLY WANT IT -- Shimmering Lights (2010, Nevado)
Ernie K. Doe -- HERE COME THE GIRLS -- New Orleans Funk (2008, Soul Jazz)
Belle & Sebastians -- COME ON SISTER -- (2010, Matador)
  
Dubmatix feat. U Brown -- WHATCHYA GONNA DO? -- System Shakedown (2010, 7Arts Entertainment)
Rufus Wainwright -- GREY GARDENS -- Poses (2001, Dreamworks)
Chuck Wills -- HANG UP MY ROCK & ROLL SHOES -- Atlantic Rhythm & Blues Vol. 3: 1955-58 (1985, Atlantic) [orig. 1958]
Casiokids -- MIN SISTE DAG -- Topp Stemning På Lokal Bar (2010, Polyvinyl)
Revolutionaries -- DUNKIRK -- Scanking Dub (1978, Channel One)
  
Minutemen -- THEATER IS THE LIFE OF YOU -- Double Nickels On The Dime (1984, SST Records)
Kathryn Calder -- CASTOR & POLLUX -- Are You My Mother? (2010, File Under: Music)
Mali Music -- NIGER -- Mali Music (2002, Astralwerks)
Soul Survivors -- EXPRESSWAY TO YOUR HEART -- 7" single (1967, Crimson)
The Urinals -- I'M LIKE YOU -- Negative Capability... Check It Out! -- (2004, Warning Label/Happy Squid) [orig. 1978-1980]
  
Fat Freddys Drop -- PULL THE CATCH -- Live At The Roundhouse London (2010, The Drop)
Cinnamon Toast Funk -- PIG WITH A PEARL -- Feels Much Better (2010, Cinnamon Toast Funk)
  
Language Arts -- BOXED IN -- Where Were You In The Wild? (2009, Language Arts)


Thanks for listening!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pledge Drive 2010: Watts Up? CJAM's Rally For Reach!

Thanks to everyone who pledged this afternoon on The Snark. Your generous donations keep CJAM, your favourite campus/community radio station, loud and strong for another year. We're ready for our 1000 watts of power! S'il vous plaît et merci!
  
Hope to see you tonight at Phog!
  
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

The Selector -- ON MY RADIO -- Too Much Pressure (1980, 2 Tone)
Kraftwerk -- RADIOACTIVITY -- Radio-Activity (1975, Kling Klang)
The Black Seeds -- STRUGGLERS -- Solid Ground (2009, Easy Star)
Big Daddy A & The Merves -- WHERE'S CHEWY -- We Stole Your Wallet (1997, 1984 Records)
The Locusts Have No King -- NIGHTMARE AWAY -- From The Tank: 17 Unreleased Tracks From The Windsor Music Collective (2010, Sharktank)
Johnny West -- MOONWALKING -- Love Songs For Nihilists (2010, Tosteestostas Music)
The Lawrence Amavi Group -- MONEY THAT'S WHAT I WANT -- The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria (2010, Soundway) [orig. 1972]
Fat Daddy Holmes -- WHERE YO IS? -- Lux & Ivy's Favourites, Volume 10 (???)
Citywide Vacuum -- CARBON VALANCE -- Pact (2007, Eleven37 Records)

Thanks for listening!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"The Bowsprit Got Mixed With The Rudder Sometimes..."

R.I.P. Gregory Isaacs 1951-2010
R.I.P. Ari Up 1962-2010
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

The Slits -- PING PONG AFFAIR -- Cut, deluxe edition (2009, Island) [orig. 1979]
Gregory Isaacs -- STORM -- Mr. Isaacs, reissue (2001, Blood & Fire) [orig. 1977]

Trevor Malcolm Jazz Trio -- DOPE ROBOT -- From The Tank: 17 Unreleased Tracks From The Windsor Music Collective (2010, Sharktank)
Kathryn Calder -- ARROW -- Are You My Mother? (2010, Mint)
The Books -- I AM WHO I AM -- The Way Out (2010, Temporary Residence)
Habakuk -- MURY -- Polska Rootz: Beats, Dubs, Mixes, & Future Folk from Poland (2009, Eastblock Music)

The Avalanches -- RAY OF ZDARLIGHT (Wham vs. Digitalism) -- ??? (2008)
The Bobbettes -- MR. LEE -- Atlantic Rhythm & Blues, Volume 3, 1955-58 (1985, Atlantic) [orig. 1957]
Random Recipe -- SOMETHING ON MY MIND -- Fold It! Mold It! (2010, Bonsound Records)
The Vaselines -- WHITECHAPEL -- Sex With An X (2010, Subpop)

Hopeton Lewis & The Chosen Few -- BOOM SHAKA LAKA -- Rocksteady Soul: The Original Cool Sound Of Duke Reid's Treasure Isle (2001, Union Square Music) [orig. 1970]
Pinch -- QAWWALI -- Qawwali 12" (2006, Planet Mu)
Raymond Scott -- AT AN ARABIAN HOUSE PARTY -- Reckless Nights & Turkish Twilights: The Music Of Raymond Scott (1992, Columbia)
Johnny West -- LOVELY & DIRTY -- My Hellhound Crooked Heart (2010, Tosteestostas)

Y La Bamba -- NOVEMBER -- Lupon (2010, Tender Loving Empire)
Lisandro Meza Y Su Conjunto -- SHACALAO -- Palenque Palenque: Champeta, Criolla, & Afro Roots in Columbia, 1975-91 (2010, Soundway/Select)
Dizzy Reece -- I HAD THE CRAZIEST DREAM -- Blues In Trinity (1995, Bluenote)
Canadian Winter -- BACK TO THE BRICKS -- Everybody Dance Now: Songs From Hamilton 5 (2010, C+C Music Festival)


Dubmatix -- DEEP DARK DUB -- System Shakedown (2010, 7 Arts Entertainment)

Thanks for listening!

Ugh. Don't believe almost anything I say today. For example: when I said some nonsense into the mic about Michael Jackson, I meant George Michael, so listener beware.

Except when I told you that The Books are at The Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, Michigan tonight. That is actually a true fact.

Also CJAM's Pledge Drive really does start this Friday, October 29th. We're all looking forward to talking up the Jammin' One, hearing from our listeners, and attending CJAM parties! Kickoff Party at FM Lounge this Friday. Also please consider CJAM Movie Night at Phog Lounge on Tuesday, November 2nd.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"The Thing Can Be Done, Said The Butcher..."

Eleven days till the big launch!
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Nilla -- FULL OF GRACE -- Everybody Dance Now: Songs From Hamilton 5 (2010, C+C Music Festival)
Banda Desenhada -- SEM TER AMOR -- The New Brazilian Music, Volume 1 (2010, BM&A)

Random Recipe -- STA' ZITTO -- Fold It! Mold It! (2010, Random Recipe)
Louis Prima -- ROBIN HOOD/OH BABE! -- But Officer! More Original Jamaican Sound System (2005, Stateside) [orig. 1958, Capitol]
UB40 -- BOOM SHAKA LACKA -- Labour Of Love IV (2010, EMI)
The Modern Men -- LIFE AFTER LOVE -- The Sensual Sounds Of... (2010, The Modern Men)

The Pop Group -- TRAP -- We Are Time [on vinyl] (1980, Y Records)
Egyptian Hip Hop -- WILD HUMAN CHILD -- Wild Human Child single (2010, Hit Club)
Betty Wright -- GOOD LOVIN' -- Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label (2006, Numero)
The Anansa Professionals -- ENWAN -- Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound in 1970s Nigeria (2010, Soundway)
Jim Byrnes -- BOOTLEGGER'S BLUES -- Everywhere West (2010, Black Hen)

Chin's Calypso Quintet, feat. Alerth Bedasse -- WALK & TALK -- Dip & Fall Back: Classic Jamaican Mento (2006, Trojan) [orig. early 1950s, Kalypso]
Frankie Rose & The Outs -- MUST BE NICE -- Frankie Rose & The Outs (2010, Slumberland)
The Apples, feat. Shlomo Bar -- BOTOSH (ALWOOJDI) -- Kings (2010, Freestyle)
Shannon Rose & The Thorns -- GOOD FOR YOU -- Sing Me A Song (2010, Shannon Rose & The Thorns)
Likkle Mai -- COUNT ON ME -- Roots Candy (2005, Beat Records)
Nortec Collective -- PUNTA BANDA -- Bulevar 2000 (2010, Nacional Records)
Rah Rah -- ARROWS -- Breaking Hearts (2010, Young Soul Records)

Ebo Taylor -- AFRICAN WOMAN -- Love & Death (2010, Strut)

Thanks for listening!

Eleven days till CJAM's Pledge Drive! This is our main fundraising event, folks. Only once a year, all 150 of the volunteers here at CJAM will be on-air (or manning the phones) throughout the week asking you to dig deep and support your favourite radio station with a donation of your hard-earned dollars. Any amount is welcome and sincerely appreciated.

This year, our main goal is to increase the range of our signal's reach here in the Windsor/Detroit area. But there are other improvements that your generous donations to CJAM's 2010 PLEDGE DRIVE will also cover here at the station. More details are coming your way!

Meanwhile, please consider yourself specially invited to the pledge drive parties on both sides of the Windsor/Detroit border! The kick-off begins at 10 p.m. on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29th over at FM LOUNGE (at Chatham & Ferry in Windsor) with THE PEACE LEECHES and SURDASTER. See you there!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

"Do Cats Eat Bats? ... Do Bats Eat Cats?"

The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

L-Seven -- CLEAR VISION -- L-Seven E.P. 7" (1982, Touch and Go Special Forces)
Sweet Talks -- EYI SU NGAANGAA -- The Kusum Beat (2010, Soundways) [orig. 1974, Philips-West African Records]

African Head Charge vs. Professor Stretch -- BROTHER OF REALITY -- Drums Of Defiance (1998, On-U Sound)
Dungen -- MIN ENDA VÄN -- Skit I Allt (2010, Kemado Records)
The Mar-Keys -- REACH OUT (I'LL BE THERE) -- Soulsville Sings Hitsville: Stax Sings Songs of Motown (2007, Stax) [orig. 1970]
Square Root Of Margaret -- SO FAR GONE -- WYSiWYG (2010, Marky Menkle Music)
The Black Seeds -- ONE STEP AT A TIME (J-STAR REMIX) -- Specials: Remixes & Versions From Solid Ground (2010, Black Seeds)

Cibelle -- THE GUN & THE KNIFE -- Las Venus Resort Palace Hotel (2010, Crammed Discs)
Random Recipe -- LACK OF SLEEP -- Fold It! Mold It! (2010, BonSound)
The Plastic People Of The Universe -- MAGICKE NOCI -- Egon Bondy's Happy Hearts Club Banned (1978, Scopa Invisible)
Lee Harvey Osmond -- CUCKOO'S NEST -- Everybody Dance Now: Songs From Hamilton 5 (2010, ind.)
UB40 -- LOST & FOUND -- TwentyFourSeven (2008, Reflex)

The Good Lovelies -- SLEEPWALKIN' -- Good Lovelies (2010, Good Lovelies)
The Rebels -- INDIAN REBELS -- Raks Raks Raks: 27 Golden Garage Psych Nuggets From The Iranian 60s Scene (2009, Raks Discos)
aKido -- MRCHF THFTR -- Gamechanger (2010, Nordique)
Esperanza Spalding -- INUTIL PAISAGEM -- Chamber Music Society (2010, Heads Up International)
Dubmatix, feat. Omar Perry -- DEM NO LIKE IT -- System Shakedown (2010, 7 Arts Entertainment)
Los Amaya -- QUE MALA SUERTE LA MIA -- Achilifunk: Gypsy Soul 1969-79 (2007, Love Monk)

Ammoye & Rise Ashen -- TILL THE SOIL & BEAT THE DRUMS -- Haffi Win (2010, Balanced Records)

Thanks for listening!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

"Only One Ship And One Bell"

The LP is "Roots" by Ishan People, from 1976.
http://modelcitizenzerodiscipline.blogspot.com/2010/08/ishan-people-little-jamaica-by-way-of.html
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Chilly Gonzales -- I AM EUROPE -- Ivory Tower (2010, Arts & Crafts)

Hot Panda -- MINDLESSNESSLESSNESS -- How Come I'm Dead? (2010, Mint Records)
Sweet Talks -- ADAMPANYE -- The Kusum Beat (2010, Soundways) [orig. 1974, Philips-West African-Records]
Dungen -- BLANDBAND -- Skit I Allt (2010, Kemado Records)
Grinderman -- BELLRINGER BLUES -- Grinderman 2 (2010, Artist Intelligence Partnership)
Hey-O-Hansen -- ANSWERGIVER -- Sonn und Moon (2009, Pingipung)

Fyfe Dangerfield -- HIGH ON THE TIDE -- Fly Yellow Moon (2010, Softlad Records)
Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys -- OSSUN TWO-STEP -- American Roots Music (2000, Palm Pictures)
aKido -- PAPER CHASE -- Gamechanger (2010, Nordique)
Ishan People  -- ONE WAY TICKET -- Roots (1976, GRT)

Miles Davis -- GREAT EXPECTATIONS -- Bitches Brew, Legacy Edition (2010, Sony) [orig. 1970]
Square Root of Margaret -- ATTACK OF THE GIANT PROBLEM VS. THE CREATURE FROM THE PLANET OF THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING SOLUTION -- WYSiWYG (2010, Marky Menkle Music)
Victor Démé -- MAA GAAFORA -- Deli (2010, Chapa Blues Records)
Citywide Vacuum -- CIRCLOPS -- Pact (2007, Eleven37 Music)
The Vaselines -- TURNING IT ON -- Sex With An X (2010, Sub Pop)
It Kills -- DRAGONS -- It Kills (2010, It Kills)

Nick Lowe -- THE GEE & THE RICK & THE THREE CARD TRICK -- Quiet Please... The New Best of Nick Lowe (2009, Yep Rock) [orig. 1984]

Thanks for listening!

Nearly no 80s music this week -- until I came up a few minutes short at the end of today's show.  I had this Nick Lowe tune in reserve, just in case.  Nick Lowe is playing next Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 at The Ark in Ann Arbor. And it's SOLD OUT!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Meanwhile Back In Bucovina...

Last week I played a song called BUCOVINA by Shantel from the album Putamayo Presents Gypsy Groove. I thought I was familiar with the melody from a dubbed up version by Adrian Sherwood. I scoured my record collection, but couldn’t find it because it doesn't exist.

Loyal listener Pinwheel Herman revealed in the comments of last week’s blog-post that the dub version in question is actually WILMOT by the Sabres of Paradise, and intriguingly, it has calypso origins. The title refers to calypsonian Wilmoth Houdini, who wrote and recorded many songs in his career.

This afternoon I played UNCLE JO' GIMMIE MO' off of Wilmoth Houdini: Poor But Ambitious - Calypso Classics From Trinidad, not realising he’s got another song with the same melody called BLACK BUT SWEET. I don’t know which one came first. In Uncle Jo' Gimmie Mo' the acoustic guitar and fiddle trade the melody back and forth, while in Black But Sweet it's the horns. The horns!

Houdini versioned himself in the 1930s, long before Sabres of Paradise (1994) or Shantel (2003).
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2010. (Artist/SONG/Album, etc.) The Sabres of Paradise -- WILMOT -- Wilmot E.P. (1994, Warp) Wilmoth Houdini w/Gerald Clark's Premiere String Band -- UNCLE JO' GIMMIE MO'! -- Wilmoth Houdini: Poor But Ambitious (1993, Arhoolie Records) [orig. 1931?] Fitz & The Tantrums -- DEAR MR. PRESIDENT -- Pickin' Up The Pieces (2010, Dangerbird) Dead Kennedys -- STRAIGHT As -- Can You Hear Me? Music From The Deaf Club (1980, Gammon) Mad Man Jaga -- HANKURI -- Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound of 1970s Nigeria (2010, Soundway) Jen Lane -- THE LONELY CRICKET -- For The Night (2010, Jen Lane) J.C. Brooks & The Uptown Sound -- BALTIMORE IS THE NEW BROOKLYN -- Mojo Presents Heavy Soul (2010, Mojo) Bishop Morocco -- LAST YEAR'S DISCO GUITARS -- Bishop Morocco (2010, Hand-Drawn Dracula) Hot Panda -- CLEVER FOX -- How Come I'm Dead? (2010, Mint) Ska Cubano -- SOY CAMPESINO -- ¡Ay Caramba! (2006, Cumbancha) The Dry Heaves -- FACTORY PUNISHMENT -- Shoot Yourself (no date, circa 2000?, Rave Up Records) [orig. recorded 1980-81, but never released] The Buchanan Brothers -- HIGH TEMPERED MAMA -- History of Country & Western Music, Volume 15 (2008, Phantom Sound & Vision) [orig. 1948, RCA Victor) Roots Manuva vs. Wrongtom -- WORL' A MINE -- Duppy Writer (2010, Big Dada) The Once -- MAID ON THE SHORE -- The Once (2010, Borealis) The Golden Dogs -- CHEAP UMBRELLA -- Coat of Arms (2010, Nevado) Dungen -- MARKEN LAG STILLA -- Skilt I Allt (2010, Kemado Records) Dubmatix, feat. Ammoye -- LOCK DOWN -- System Shakedown (2010, 7 Arts Entertainment) Cecil Lloyd Group -- SOMETIMES I'M HAPPY -- I Cover The Waterfront (1962, Port-O-Jam) Fyfe Dangerfield -- WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM -- Fly Yellow Moon (2010, Softlad Records) The Books -- A COLD FREEZIN' NIGHT -- The Way Out (2010, Temporary Residence) Thanks for listening!
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2010.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

The Sabres Of Paradise -- WILMOT -- Wilmot E.P. (1994, Warp Records)

Wilmoth Houdini -- UNCLE JO' GIMMIE MO'! -- Poor But Ambitious (1993, Arhoolie)
Fitz & The Tantrums -- DEAR MR. PRESIDENT -- Pickin' Up The Pieces (2010, Dangerbird)
Dead Kennedys -- STRAIGHT As -- Can You Hear Me? Music From The Deaf Club (1980, TVC Records)
Mad Man Jaga -- HANKURI -- Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound of 1970s Nigeria (2010, Soundway)
Jen Lane -- THE LONELY CRICKET -- For The Night (2010, Jen Lane)

J.C. Brooks & The Uptown Sound -- BALTIMORE IS THE NEW BROOKLYN -- Mojo Presents Heavy Soul (2010, Mojo)
Bishop Morocco -- LAST YEAR'S DISCO GUITARS -- Bishop Morocco (2010, Hand-Drawn Dracula)
Hot Panda -- CLEVER FOX -- How Come I'm Dead? (2010, Mint)
Ska Cubano -- SOY CAMPESINO -- ¡Ay Caramba! (2006, Cumbancha)
Dry Heaves -- FACTORY PUNISHMENT -- Shoot Yourself (no date, 2000?, Rave Up Records) [orig. recorded 1980-81]

The Buchanan Brothers -- HIGH TEMPERED MAMA -- The History of Country & Western Music, Volume 15 (2008, Phantom Sound & Vision) [orig. 1948, RCA Victor]
Roots Manuva vs. Wrongtom -- WORL' A MINE -- Duppy Writer (2010, Big Dada)
The Once -- MAID ON THE SHORE -- Once (2010, Borealis) 
The Golden Dogs -- CHEAP UMBRELLAS -- Coat Of Arms (2010, Nevado)
Dungen -- MARKEN LAG STILLA -- Skit I Allt (2010, Kemado)

Dubmatix, feat. Ammoye -- LOCK DOWN -- System Shakedown (2010, 7 Arts Entertainment)
Cecil Lloyd Group -- SOMETIMES I'M HAPPY -- I Cover The Waterfront (1962, Port-O-Jam)
Fyfe Dangerfield -- WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM -- Fly Yellow Moon (2010, Softlad Records)

The Books -- A COLD FREEZIN' NIGHT -- The Way Out (2010, Temporary Residence)

Thanks for listening!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"Answer Me..."

Scroll down for a great video. You will love it.
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Fat Freddys Drop -- BLACKBIRD -- Live at KCRW on "Morning Becomes Electric" (June 29, 2010)

Barbara & The Browns -- IN MY HEART -- The Complete Stax/Volt Singles, 1959-68 (1991, Atlantic/Wea) [orig. 1964, Stax]
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds -- MORE NEWS FROM NOWHERE -- Dig, Lazarus, Dig! (2008, Mute)
Nicola Conte -- JAZZ POUR DADIN -- Let's Boogaloo, Volume 1 (2008, Phantom)
Adrian Sherwood -- BOOGALOO -- Never Trust A Hippy? (2003, Real World)
Shantel -- BUCOVINA -- Putamayo Presents Gypsy Groove (2007, Putamayo Grooves)

The Locust Have No King -- NIGHTMARE AWAY -- From The Tank: 17 Unreleased Tracks From the Windsor Music Collective (2010, Sharktank Productions)
!!! -- STEADY AS THE SIDEWALK CRACKS -- Strange Weather, Isn't It? (2010, Warped)
Dishrags -- YOU FIT THE PICTURE -- Love/Hate (1997, Other People's Music)
Bishop Morocco -- THE CATHOLIC BAND -- Bishop Morocco (2010, Hand Drawn Dracula)
Phono-Comb -- THE CRASS & THE SWITCHBLADE -- Fresh Gasoline (1996, Quarterstick Records)
Doc Watson & Clarence Ashley -- THE COO-COO BIRD -- Smithsonian Folkways: American Roots Collection (1996, Smithsonian Folkways) [orig. 1960]

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings -- ANSWER ME -- 100 Days, 100 Nights (2007, Daptone Records)
Holy Fuck -- LATIN AMERICA -- Latin (2010, Young Turks)
The Golden Dogs -- DEAR FRANCIS -- Coat Of Arms (2010, Azzolini/Grassia)
Five Alarm Funk -- INTERLUDE -- Anything Is Possible (2010, Five Alarm Funk)
El Rego Et Ses Commun -- VIMADO WINGNAN -- Legends Of Benin (2009, Analog Africa)
The Jolly Boys feat. Albert Minott -- BLUE MONDAY -- Great Expectation (2010, Geejam)

Cibelle -- SAPATO AZUL -- Las Venus Resort Palace Hotel (2010, Crammed Discs)

Thanks for listening!



The Dap-Kings, 2007

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

"Don't Get On That Ship!"



The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Five Alarm Funk -- SOFT SIX -- Anything Is Possible (2010, ind.)
Kid Koala -- SCURVY -- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (2000, Ninja Tune)

Duppy Conquerer -- Bob Marley & The Wailers -- Burnin" (1973, Island)... on vinyl
Kosmosfski -- TANIEC WESELNY -- Polska Rootz (2009, Eastblok Music)
Cibelle -- FRANKENSTEIN -- Las Venus Resort Palace Hotel (2010, Crammed Discs)
Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet -- HUNTER S. THOMPSON'S YOUNGER BROTHER -- Dim The Lights, Chill The Ham (1991, Cargo Records)
Rufus Thomas -- THE MEMPHIS TRAIN -- The Complete Stax/Volt Singles: 1959-68 (2003, Atlantic) [orig. 1967]

Lokonon André & Les Volcans -- MI KPLE DOGBEKPO -- African Scream Contest (2008, Analog Africa)
Casiokids -- MIN SISTE DAG -- Topp Stemning På Lokal Bar (2010, Polyvinyl)
Johnny West -- DANCE OF THE GALLANT LOSER -- My Hellhound Crooked Heart (2010, ind.)
The Budos Band -- RAJA HAJE -- The Budos Band III (2010, Daptone)
Nick Lowe -- WITHOUT LOVE -- Quiet Please... The New Best Of Nick Lowe (Yep Rock) [orig. 1979, Radar]

The Hellbound Hepcats -- WEREWOLF -- The Hellbound Hepcats (2010, Stomp)
John Holt -- A LOVE I CAN FEEL -- The Tide Is High: Anthology 1962-79 (2001, Trojan) [orig. 1970]
EL-P -- HOW TO SERVE MAN (STRIPPED) -- Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3 (2010, Gold Dust)
Don & Ron -- I'M SO SO SORRY -- 7" single (date unknown, White Cliff)

The Wordburglar -- MASONRY -- Burglaritis (2006, Hand'Solo)
The Offs -- COOL DOWN -- First Record (1984, CD Presents)... on reissue vinyl
Wild Man Fischer -- THE LEAVES ARE FALLING -- An Evening With Wild Man Fischer (1968, Bizarre)
Early Mabuza Quartet -- LITTLE OLD MAN (MAXHEGWANA) -- Next Stop... Soweto, Volume 3: The Giants, Ministers, & Makers: Jazz In South Africa 1963-84 (2010, Strut) [orig. 1964]

Kraftwerk -- TRANS-EUROPE EXPRESS -- Trans-Europe Express (1977, Kling Klang)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Did He Say Toga Party?


He did -- out in the quad: Davinder said toga party.  That's double-secret probation for you, young man!

The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2010.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Patrizia & Jimmy -- TRUST YOUR CHILD, PART 1 -- The ABCs of Kid Soul (2007, Numero)
Casiokids -- GRØNT LYS I ALLE LED -- Topp Stemning På Lokal Bar (2010, Polyvinyl)

Fat Freddys Drop -- SHIVERMAN -- Dr. Boondigga & The Big BW (2009, The Drop)
[due to CJAM's live remote broadcast outside at the University of Windsor's Welcome Week for students, we needed an extra six minutes or so to sort out some technical snags... therefore: it had to be more Freddys!]
Fat Freddys Drop -- BOONDIGGA -- Dr. Boondigga & The Big BW (2009, The Drop)

Johhny West -- IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED, REDEFINE SUCCESS -- My Hellhound Crooked Heart (2010, ind)
Alerth Bedasse & Chin's Calypso Sextet -- MUSSU & JOHN TOM -- Take Me To Jamaica: The Story of Jamaican Mento (2008, Pressure Sounds)
The Sundry Light -- JUNE BUG -- Neferiu Records: Tendown (2010, Neferiu)
The Ceejebs -- ETI UFOK -- The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria (2010, SoundWay)
Cibelle -- MAN FROM MARS -- Las Venus Resort Palace Hotel (2010, Crammed Discs)
Five Alarm Funk -- ZENITH ESCALATOR -- Anything Is Possible (2010, ind)
Dubmatix -- CHAMPION SOUND -- Atomic Subsonic (2006, 7 Arts Entertainment)
Vern Blair Debate -- SUPER FUNK -- Texas Funk: Black Gold from The Lone Star State, 1968-75 (2002, Now-Again)
Tony Jackson Group -- FORTUNE TELLER -- Mod Club Party (2005, Mojo)

[CJAM's volunteer coordinator Sarah Morris interviews the "Welcome Week" activities coordinator outside in the windy quad.]

King Cobb Steelie -- BUSY BEE -- Destroy All Codes (2004, Outside Music)
Bombay Bicycle Club -- OPEN HOUSE -- I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose (2010, Arena Rock)
The Black Seeds -- SLINGSHOT -- Solid Ground (2009, Easy Star Records)

[Sarah Morris interviews the "Shinerama 2010" coordinator outside in the quad.]

Prince Conley -- I'M GOING HOME -- The Complete Stax/Volt Singles 1959-68 (2003, Atlantic) [orig. 1962]
The Birds -- LEAVING HERE -- Mod Club Party (2005, Mojo) [orig. 1965, Decca]

[Sarah Morris interviews a frosh.]

Ratatat -- DRUGS -- LP4 (2010, XL)

Thanks for listening!  And special thanks to CJAM's Sarah Morris for stepping up to the mic and assisting a very displaced Snark.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pining For The Fjords

 
Norsk electropop er bra fer deg! Five guys from Norway, a pineapple maraca, one dancing monkey, and the perfect guitar sound. Extremely charming electro-boys, two of whom could sing very high. Nice drumming and live dubbing, too. Beauty bass. By the end of the night all the Casiokids were switching places, playing every instrument, like James Brown used to do. 

All twenty of us were dancing! For ille du ikke rakk det. Much fun.

The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Lillian Allen -- ONE POEM TOWN -- Conditions Critical (1998, Verse To Vinyl)
Billy Stewart -- SUMMERTIME -- 7" single (1966, Chess)
The Residents (feat. Snakefinger) -- GOOSEBUMP 1: DISASTER -- Diskomo 2000 E.P. (2000, Cryptic Corp.) [orig. 1980, Ralph Records]

Ricca Razor Sharp -- BOHEMIAN RAP CITY -- Neferiu Records: Tendown (2010, Neferiu)
Chuck Berry -- YOU CAN'T CATCH ME -- Not Fade Away: 15 Classics That Fired Up The Rolling Stones (2008, Uncut) [orig. 1955]
Mark Stewart + Maffia -- LIBERTY CITY -- Bustin' Out 1982: New Wave To New Beat, Volume 2 (2010, Year Zero) [orig. 1982, On-U Sound]
The Books -- THE STORY OF HIP-HOP -- The Way Out (2010, Temporary Residence)
Casiokids -- VERDENS STØRSTE LAND (Velferd remix) -- Topp Stemning På Lokal Bar (2010, Polyvinyl)
Booker T. & The M.G.s -- COMIN' HOME BABY -- Green Onions (1962, Stax)

Minutemen -- PARTY WITH ME PUNKER -- The Politics of Time (1984, New Alliance)
Shapes & Sizes -- TELL YOUR MUM -- Candles To Your Eyes (2010, Asthmatic Kitty)
Nick Lowe -- 36 Inches -- Jesus Of Cool (1978, Yep Rock)
Fat Freddys Drop (feat. Alice Russell) -- THE CAMEL -- Dr. Boondigga & The Big BW (2009, The Drop)

Big Daddy A & The Merves -- FLYING SQUIRREL -- We Stole Your Wallet (1997, 1984 Records)
Edric Connnor & The Caribbeans -- HOSANNA -- Songs From Jamaica (2008, Saland) [orig. 1952]
Five Alarm Funk -- TITAN -- Anything Is Possible (2010, ind.)
Shonen Knife -- (LOVE IS LIKE A) HEATWAVE -- Birds & B-Sides (1996, Virgin)
Vishtèn -- SHÉDIAC BRIDGE -- Atlantic Standards: Kitchen Party (2010, Rhino Canada)
Max Romeo -- I CHASE THE DEVIL -- Babylon Central: A Film By Eric Hilton (2010, ESL Music) [orig. 1976, Island]

Dubmatix -- CHAMPION SOUND -- Atomic Subsonic (2006, 7 Arts)
Thievery Corporation -- AMERIMACKA (TC remix) -- Babylon Central: A Film By Eric Hilton (2010, ESL Music)  [Oops! I pressed the wrong button and accidentally played the next song from the Thievery Corporation soundtrack. OK, OK. Maybe next week for Dubmatix...]

Thanks for listening!

Casiokids on 45: "Finn Bikkjen!" on the A-side
and "Gomurmamma" on the AA-side.
(In case you couldn't tell...)
From Moshi Moshi Records, 2009.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"Orange As The Pigeon's Eye..."


The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Shriekback -- HERE COMES MY HANDCLAP -- Tench E.P. (1981, Y Records)
Wyzacker -- HEEL TO THE SPADE (produced by Mantrakid) -- Neferiu Records: Tendown (2010, Neferiu)

Casiokids -- FOT I HOSE (LFF extension) -- Topp Stemning På Lokal Bar (2010, Polyvinyl)
Shannon Rose & The Thorns -- WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? -- Sing Me A Song (2010, ind.)
Jack Teagarden -- I JUST COULDN'T TAKE IT BABY -- A Teagarden Party (http://scratchyattic.blogspot.com/) [orig. 193?, date unknown)
Trashcan Sinatras -- ORANGES & APPLES -- In The Music (2010, Lo-Five)
The Hygrades -- ROUGH RIDER -- The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria (2010, Sound Way)
Matthew & The Birds -- TRAIN SONG -- Remnants Of What We Reminisced (2010, ind.)

The Temptations -- I WANT A LOVE I CAN SEE -- My Girl: The Very Best Of The Temptations (2002, Motown) [orig. 1963]
Yale Strom & Zmiros -- MAREL O DEL -- Carpati: 50 Miles, 50 Years (1996, Global Village)
Johnny West -- I'M A WITNESS, NOT YOUR WAITRESS -- My Hellhound Crooked Heart (2010, ind.)
The Birthday Party -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Hee-Haw (1980, Missing Link)
Justin Hines & The Dominoes -- CARRY, GO, BRING, COME -- The Story of Jamaican Music: Tougher Than Tough (1993, Mango)

Eu -- GAROTAS SUECAS -- The New Brazilian Music, Volume 1 (2010, BM&A)
Gregory Isaacs -- BAD DA -- The Trojan Story, Volume 2 (1982, Trojan) [orig. 1975, The Thing]
The Provincial Archive -- A SMOULDERING EPILOGUE -- Maybe We Could Be Holy (2010, ind.)
The Spys -- LUDWELL WOODWORK -- Original Punkrock From Canada 1979-80 (2001, Incognito Records)

Jaron Freeman-Fox -- CLARITY -- Manic Almanac: Slow Möbius (2010, ind.)

Thanks for listening!

Snark addendum:
So after a little lazy digging, I can't even remember where it started, it turns out that "Oranges and Apples" by the Trashcan Sinatras is about Syd Barrett. There's about a million reasons why. But I now know more about Barrett than I ever meant to...
When I played it last Tuesday, I could've caught one or maybe two Syd references in "O&A", if somebody would've reminded me about Syd's "Bike" song. Anyway, with nothing to go on, I didn't think anything of it, y'know? So it goes...
Still sounds like it's about somebody in love.

From Catalogue d'objets introuvables, by Jacques Carelman, 
Éditions André Balland, Paris, 1969.