Tuesday, October 4, 2011

"Like A Madman I'm Up In The Morning..."

What more do you need?
Ella's voice and a piano, heard on the stupendous song "Black Coffee."
Music by Sonny Burke, lyrics by Paul Francis Webster.  
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Dub Colossos -- FEQER AYDELEM WEY -- Addis Through The Looking Glass (2011, Real World)
Casiokids -- DRESINEN -- Aabenbaringen over aaskamen (2011, Polyvinyl)
Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames -- YEH YEH -- The Weekend Starts Here (2008, EMI) [orig. 1965]
ASK -- GRAVITY BOOTS -- Another Saturday Knight (2008, Ask)
Mighty Popo -- GAKONDO -- Gakondo (2010, Borealis Records)
Porcelain Forehead -- UNFINISHED PORCH -- Right Now! The World Needs A Clear Head 7" (1983, Porcelain Forehead)
Dave Barker -- LONELINESS -- Trojan Reggae Brothers Box (2003, Trojan) [orig. 1974]
Webb Pierce -- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE -- The Best of Webb Pierce: Millennium Edition (2001, MCA) [orig. 1955]
Boycrusher -- VIDEO QUEEN -- Out Of Ottawa (2011, 613 Records)
Patti Labelle -- TEACH ME TONIGHT -- Barrio Nuevo: Latin Funk, Latin Rock, Latin Disco, Latin Soul (1999, Soul Jazz) [orig. 1978]
Jim Messina & The Jesters -- YANG BU -- Surfin' Instrumentals: 30 Wet & Wild Tracks (2006, Surf Records) [orig. 1964] 
Ella Fitzgerald -- BLACK COFFEE -- Coffee Time Jazz (2007, Verve)

Mogwai -- GET TO FRANCE -- Earth Division E.P. (2011, Sub Pop)
African Head Charge -- CATTLE HERDERS CHANT -- Songs Of Praise (1990, ON-U Sound)
Action Makes -- BUDDIES -- Action Makes (2010, Optical Sounds)
Eccodek -- IN THIS DRUM A SECRET (Four80East Sunshine Mix) -- Remixtasy (2011, White Swan Records)

The Bandwagon -- BREAKIN' DOWN THE WALLS OF HEARTACHE -- The Best Northern Soul All-Nighter (2001, Virgin) [orig. 1963]
Bonjay -- STUMBLE -- Broughtupsy (2010, Mysteries of Trade)
Count Lasher's Calypso Quintet -- SLIDE MONGOOSE -- Boogu Yagga Gal: Jamaican Mento (2002, Heritage Music) [orig. 1960s, Caribou]
Headlights -- CHERRY TULIPS -- Polyvinyl 15-Year Anniversary Sampler (Polyvinyl, 2011)

Johnny West -- A GANGSTER'S MOLL ONLY DANCES TO SONGS SHE'S NEVER HEARD BEFORE -- My Hellhound Crooked Heart (2010, Tosteestostas)

Thanks for listening!

Or you could listen, if you clicked this.  (Link to CJAM archive lasts for about 4-6 weeks from original broadcast date.)


  1. ...one of the best shows I've heard in a long time!

  2. Georgie Fame!? I had no idea Georgie Fame was like that. I must've gotten him mixed up with someone else. YaYa to "YehYeh"! I've heard this before, but only in the now distant past. Now its on my playlist!

  3. The 4 song set that begins with Porcelain Forehead is quite the pinball game!

  4. Jim Messina? That Jim Messina? Yep, I checked. No way!

  5. ....and that Mogwai! Great, and to be followed by "Cattle Herder's Chant"? I might have to listen to that 70 times.

  6. The Eccodek is quite charming in a kinda (good) 90s way.

  7. Have I ever heard the Bandwagon version before. I don't think so!

  8. ....even the Johnny West is kinda up my alley!

  9. Wow! Thanks for the comments, which are very helpful.

    Not recognising the name "Messina" until after I played that 60s surf song has been vaguely haunting me ever since. There are some 70s sounds that I cannot forgive...

    (ha ha)