Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"Oh, You Vex Me..."

British illustrator and non-smoker, George Cruikshank, 1867.
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Gang Of Four -- A FRUITFLY IN THE BEEHIVE -- Content (2011, Yep Rock)
Marva Whitney & Osaka Monaurail -- SOUL SISTERS OF THE WORLD UNITE -- I Am What I Am (2006, Shout!)

Wanda Jackson -- RUM & COCA-COLA -- The Party Ain't Over (2011, Nonesuch)
Creation Rebel/New Age Steppers -- CHEMICAL SPECIALIST -- Dub Xperience: The Dread Operators (1996, Cleopatra) [orig. 1981]
Kiran Ahluwalia -- MUSTT MUSTT -- Aam Zameen: Common Ground (2011, Kiran Music)

Willie Wright -- I'M SO HAPPY NOW -- Willie Wright: Telling The Truth (2011, Numero Group) [orig. 1977, Hotel Records]
Cris Derksen -- POW. WOW. WOW -- The Cusp (2010, Cris Derksen)
Lord Tanamo -- YOU'LL NEVER KNOW -- Rock A Shacka, Volume 19: You'll Never Know - 18 Caribou Ska Selection (sic) (2010, Drum&Bass Records) [orig. 1960s, Caribou]
Ladner -- WARPENHEIMER -- Ladner E.P. (2010, Ladner)

Suns Of Arqa -- ANANTA SNAKE DANCE -- Revenge Of The Mozabites (2010, Sony) [orig. 1980, Rock Steady Records]
Mogwai -- MEXICAN GRAND PRIX -- Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (2011, Sub Pop)
Lonesome Lefty -- BACK TO THE SUGAR CAMP -- Souvenir Album, Volume 2 (2010, Lonesome Lefty)
Maurice & Mac -- YOU LEFT THE WATER RUNNING -- Mojo: Chess Classics (2005, Mojo) [orig. 1968, Checkers]

Ammoye & Rise Ashen -- HAFFI WIN -- Haffi Win (2010, Balanced)
Andy Creegan -- VIOLA NO. 3 -- Andiwork II (2004, Bongo Beat)
Crissi Cochrane -- MEXICO -- Darling, Darling (2010, Crissi Cochrane)
Dandy -- RAINING IN MY HEART -- Tighten Up, Volume 3 (1970, Trojan) [orig. 1970, Down Town]
New Country Rehab -- CAMEO -- New Country Rehab (2010, New Country Rehab)
Fujiya & Miyagi -- YOYO -- Ventriloquizzing (2011, Yep Rock)
The Meters -- JUST KISSED MY BABY -- New Orleans Funk (2000, Soul Jazz) [orig. 1974, Reprise]

Gang Of Four -- I PARTY ALL THE TIME -- Content (2011, Yep Rock)

Thanks for listening!

I blanked on Maurice and Mac this afternoon. Maurice McAlister and McLauren Green jumped ship from The Radiants, a Chicago group, to record as a duo for Checkers from 1967 to 1970. They are great and so is their song! I only have the one ("You Left The Water Running") so far;
I'm looking for more.
McLauren Green & Maurice McAlister

52 shows, folks! One year on the air!


  1. Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

    Great to hear you again, Snark! What a great show! I listened to it twice.

    Highlights include:

    Wanda Jackson!!!!!- Wow! Really liked this. I wasn't at all interested in checking this out cuz I'm not too enamored with Jack White, but its a great version..... great production props to the producer.

    Suns Of Arqa!!! This points directly to Jah Wobble’s Invaders of the Heart a year or two later, no?
    What a find!

    Other notables:

    Gof4...New drummer, but the first song starts with the attempt to create a "drum riff", like Hugo usedta do. Different sounding vocals, but its quite likable as long as yer not expecting the kinetic/frenetic Gang of the past

    Marva Whitney & Osaka Monaurail - legit sound and song!...Does not suffer from modern "funk" productionitis

    Creation Rebel/New Age Steppers (I wanna play that song)

    Kiran Ahluwalia (kind of a cover, no? Interested in hearing more) 

    Great album title, Mogwai....they’ve fallen off the radar for me, but I liked this track

    Thank you Snark!

  2. I missed you, Mr. Herman. It's foggy when you're not out there...