Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Freedom Of Music

Windsor Pride Festival, August 5-7, 2011.
This week's Snark starts off with a couple of righteous freedom songs, celebrating yesterday's Emancipation Day (on August 1, 1834 slavery was abolished within the British Empire).
Then after spinning a selection very interesting new releases from the CJAM library, we switch gears one more time.
During the last hour of the show, the Snark looks forward to the Windsor Pride Festival (downtown at the riverfront plaza this weekend), by featuring singers, musicians, and songwriters who are openly and proudly from the GLBT community.  Great tunes!

The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011.
(Artist/SONG/Artist, etc.)

Little Richard -- FREEDOM BLUES -- King Of Rock & Roll: The Complete Reprise Recordings (2005, Rhino/Warner) [orig. 1970, Reprise]
Joe Higgs -- CAPTIVITY -- Trojan Reggae Brothers Box Set (2003, Trojan)
Smoove & Turrell -- IN DEEP -- Eccentric Audio (2011, Jalapeno)
Selah Sue -- RAGGAMUFFIN -- Selah Sue (2011, Because)
The Funk Ark, feat. Asheru & Sitali -- FUNKY DC -- From The Rooftops (2011, ESL Music)
Andy Creegan -- VIOLA NO. 3 -- Andiwork II (2009, Bongo Beat)
Big Sugar, feat. Jay Malinowski -- A REVOLUTION PER MINUTE -- Revolution Per Minute (2011, Bread & Water)
Tom Robinson Band -- UP AGAINST THE WALL -- 1234: Punk & New Wave 1976-79 (1999, Universal)
Jimmy Somerville -- FROM THIS MOMENT ON -- Red, Hot + Blue: A Tribute to Cole Porter (1990, Chrysalis)
Gang Of Four -- WE LIVE AS WE DREAM, ALONE -- Songs Of The Free (1982, Warner)
Ashley MacIsaac -- D-TROI-T -- Crossover (2011, So Plaid Music)
Rufus Wainwright -- ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE/THIS CAN'T BE LOVE (live) -- Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall (2007, Geffen)
k.d. lang -- SMOKE RINGS -- Drag (1997, Warner)
Frank Black -- SUGAR DADDY -- Wig In A Box (2003, Off Records)
Soft Cell, feat. Cindy Ecstasy -- MEMORABILIA -- Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing (1982, Some Bizarre Records)
Rufus Wainwright -- GAY MESSIAH -- Want Two (2004, Geffen)
Dusty Springfield -- BREAKFAST IN BED -- Dusty In Memphis (1969, Atlantic)
Big Boys -- HOLLYWOOD SWINGING -- The Fat Elvis (1993, Touch & Go)
Elton Motello -- JET BOY, JET GIRL -- Victim of Time (1978, Attic)
Les Negresses Vertes -- Red, Hot + Blue: A Tribute to Cole Porter (1990, Chrysalis)
John Cameron Mitchell -- THE ORIGIN OF LOVE -- Hedwig & The Angry Inch (2001, Hybrid)

Thanks for listening!

Here's the show link, if you want to hear these songs. (Previous show overlaps Snark-time by about a minute and a half. So sorry!)

Thanks to Martin from CJAM's Wake The Town for a month's-worth of fill-in hosting. I really can't thank him enough.

John Cameron Mitchell may have said to his Hedwig collaborator Stephen Trask, "Could you write a song based on the story Aristophanes tells about the origin of love within the Platonic dialogue The Symposium?"
Boy, could he ever! To enjoy the spectacular result, please watch "The Origin Of Love" video (courtesy of a Japanese YouTuber) from the movie version of the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Animation by Emily Hubley.

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