Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"It's Brave For Us To Stay, Even Braver To Go..."

Augustus Pablo and his melodica.
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Tom Waits -- CHICAGO -- Bad As Me (2011, Anti-)
Augustus Pablo & Rockers All Stars -- POOR MAN'S CRY DUB -- Message Music: Augustus Pablo's Digital Productions 1986-94 (2011, Pressure Sounds)
Les Lutins -- MONSIEUR LE ROBOT -- Les Lutins En Orbite (1968, Carrousel)
Teen Burger -- THREE BUCKS IN QUARTERS -- Burger Time (2011, Science)
Tafo, feat. Nahid Akhtar -- SHOLA SA BHARKA -- "Life Is Dance!": Plugged-In Sounds of Wonder at the Pakistani Picture House (2011, Finders Keepers) [orig. 1977]
Fred Astaire, with Leo Reisman & His Orchestra -- THE PICCOLINO -- The Essential Collection (2006, Avid Records UK) [orig. 1935]
Chris Joss -- SPEED-O-SOUND -- No Play No Work (2011, ESL)
Adanowsky -- ASI YA NO ME QUIERO -- Amador (2011, Ever Loving)
J.Viewz -- THIS CITY MEANS NO LOVE -- Rivers & Homes (2011, Om)
Count Owen & His Calypsonians -- GOODBYE TO ROME -- Calypsos Down Jamaica Way (2005, Dub Store Records Japan) [orig. 1960, Kalypso]
Porcelain Forehead -- THAT NUMBER AGAIN FOLKS -- Right Now The World Needs A Clear Head (2010, Porcelain Forehead) [orig. 1983]
Ray Charles -- THAT'S ALL I AM TO YOU -- Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles Sampler (2011, Concord)
Sunparlour Players -- DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE SPARK -- Us Little Devils (2011, Outside)
Chet Singh -- BUBBLY DUBBLY -- Recessionary Revolutionaries (2010, ???)
The Barr Brothers -- OOH, BELLE -- The Barr Brothers (2011, Secret City)
The Lijadu Sisters -- LIFE'S GONE DOWN LOW -- Danger (2011, Knitting Factory) [orig. 1976, Afrodisia)
Minutemen -- JESUS & TEQUILA -- Double Nickels On The Dime (1984, SST)
Buddy Spicher -- SOLDIER'S JOY -- The World's Greatest Country Fiddlers (1982/9, CMH) {Thanks to Lonesome Lefty's Scratchy Attic}
Roots Manuva -- BANANA SKANK -- 4everevolution (2011, Big Dada)
The Apples, feat. Shlomo Bar -- BANANA JAM -- Kings (2010, Freestyle)
Junior Boys -- BANANA RIPPLE -- Everybody Dance Now: Songs From Hamilton 6 (2011, C+C Music Festival)
Henry "Red" Allen & The Alex Welsh Band -- ST. JAMES INFIRMARY -- Henry "Red" Allen With The Alex Welsh Band (2001, Jazzology Records) [orig. 1964]

Thanks for listening!

To hear the songs listed above, click this link.
(The link is live for about 4-6 weeks from the original broadcast date.)
Don't panic when you hear the nearly 10 seconds of dead-air on the syndicated program that precedes The Snark. That's how they roll out an ending on that show... every week! Still it irks me.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

"She'll Put A Stack Of Records On, Ain't Be A Slow One In The Pile..."

Leiber & Stoller's label, started in 1964...
...and one of its sublabels.
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)
Lindstrom -- DE JAVU -- Six Cups of Rebel (2012, Smalltown Supersound)
Mayer Hawthorne -- HOOKED -- How Do You Do? (2011, Universal Republic)
Miramichi -- GRETTA -- Everybody Dance Now: Songs From Hamilton 6 (2011, C+C Music Festival)
The Barr Brothers -- GIVE THE DEVIL BACK HIS HEART -- The Barr Brothers (2011, Secret City Records)
Les Sultans -- EN FERMANT LA PORTE -- 7" single (1968, DSD)
Kurtis Blow -- TOUGH -- Tough (1982, Mercury)
Lee "Scratch" Perry -- EXERCISES (HORSEPOWER remix) -- Nu Sound & Version (2011, ON-U Sound)
Tom Waits -- TALKING AT THE SAME TIME -- Bad As Me (2011, Anti-)
Rise Ashen & Flying Down Thunder -- ANDEG NIMIG (CROWHOP) -- One Nation (2011, Balanced)
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong -- WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE A WALK -- The Legendary Decca Recordings (1995, Verve) [orig. 1951, Decca]
Little Axe -- CALL IT WHAT YOU LIKE -- If You Want Loyalty, Buy A Dog (2011, ON-U Sound)
King Midas Sound, feat. Green Gartside -- COME & BEHOLD -- Without You (2011, Hyperdub)
Sam Hawkins -- HOLD ON BABY -- The Red Bird Story (1999, Charly UK) [orig. 1965, Red Bird]
Roots Manuva -- WATCH ME DANCE -- 4everevolution (2011, Big Dada)
Sunparlour Players -- GREEN THUMB -- Us Little Devils (2011, Outside)
Rex Williams -- YOU ARE MY HEART -- Nigeria 70: Lagos Jump (2008, Strut)
The J.B.s -- HOT PANTS ROAD -- Funky Good Time: The Anthology (1995, Polydor) [orig. 1972, Peoples Records]
Chris Joss -- GET CLONED -- No Play No Work (2011, ESL)
Phyllis Dillon -- DON'T STAY AWAY -- Trojan Reggae Sisters Box Set (2003, Trojan) [orig. 1967, Treasure Isle]
Kathryn Calder -- ALL THE THINGS -- Bright & Vivid (2011, FU:M)

Thanks for listening!

To hear this radio show, click this.
Link is live for about 6-8 weeks from the original broadcast date.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"You Wanted The Song To Rescue Us..."

The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Tafo, feat. Nahid Aktar, Medhi Hassan, & A. Nayyar -- ZAMBO ZAMBO -- "Life Is Dance!" Plugged-In Sounds Of Wonder at the Pakistani Picture House (2011, Finders Keepers) [orig. 1977]

Roots Manuva -- GO CHAMP -- 4everevolution (2011, Big Dada)
The Dirty Nil -- VERONA LUNG -- Everybody Dance Now: Songs From Hamilton 6 (2011, C+C Music Festival)
Hopeton Lewis -- LET ME COME ON HOME -- Trojan Reggae Brothers Box Set (2003, Trojan) [orig. 1968, Merritone]
Mayer Hawthorne -- THE NEWS -- How Do You Do (2011, Universal Republic)
Little Axe, feat. Sonny Boy Williamson -- EARLY IN THE MORNING -- If You Want Loyalty, Buy A Dog (2011, ON-U Sound)

James Reese & The Progressions -- JODY'S FREEZE -- The Funky 16 Corners (Stones Throw) [orig. 1969, Najma Records]
J. Viewz -- COME BACK DOWN -- Rivers and Homes (2011, Om Records)
Graham Townsend -- GRANDFATHER'S REEL -- I Like Don Messer (1969, Banff) {Thanks to Lonesome Lefty's Scratchy Attic}
Lee "Scratch" Perry -- STRAIGHT JACKETED (BULLION remix) -- Nu Sound & Version (2011, ON-U Sound)
King Kahn & The Shrines -- LAND OF THE FREAK -- What Is?! (2007, Vice Records)

The Barr Brothers -- OLD MYTHOLOGIES -- The Barr Brothers (2011, Secret City Records)
Björk -- CRYSTALLINE -- Biophilia (2011, Nonesuch)
Dead Kennedys -- STRAIGHT As -- Can You Hear Me? Music From The Deaf Club (1980, PVC Records)
Crissi Cochrane -- THE NEEDLE -- Pretty Alright (2011, Crissi Cochrane)

Dan Vacon -- MY SCENE'S BETTER THAN YOUR SCENE  -- Tunes For Baboons: Live Sessions From CJSW 90.9-fm (2011, CJSW)
Les Fleaux -- GLORIA -- Rumble: Québec Garage Beat '66-'67 (1993) [orig.1966, Canusa label]
Afrobeta -- LOVE IS MAGIC -- Under The Streets (2011, Do It)
Chris Joss -- YOU MAKE ME HAPPY -- No Play No Work (2011, ESL Music)

Fat Freddys Drop -- MIDNIGHT MARAUDERS (PYLONZ & KINETIX remix) -- D&B Versions E.P.  (2010, The Drop)

Thanks for listening!

This link takes you directly to these songs, without digging through CJAM's pages... although please do go right ahead, if'n you feel like it.
Link is live for about 4-6-8 weeks from original broadcast date.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

CJAM's 2011 Pledge Drive: Stayin' Alive...

What we all want...
Thank you to everyone who has pledged to keep CJAM 99.1-fm alive for another glorious year of original broadcasting.

If you haven't made your yearly donation to the best campus-community radio station in the world yet, click on over to, where it couldn't be easier to contribute to this year's "drive to stay alive!"

Any amount that you can afford to contribute is genuinely appreciated, folks. Check out the incentives. The beer stein is the star of the pledge drive -- it's a first edition. I think it's the best-looking thank you gift we've ever had. No mere photo does justice to the beauty of this here stein.

Have a blast of good fun and support CJAM simultaneously by attending the DUBSTEP DANCE PARTY event on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 at The Room on 255 Ouellette, featuring a performance by Windsor's own dubstepper Dstruct.O!

As you can see from the poster our wonderful friend Martin Deck, a.k.a. DJ Zonk from CJAM's "Wake The Town" will be spinning tunes in a dubstep stylee before the show. He promises to play some massive Jamaican dub tracks and a bit of that digital too, and perhaps a side order of drum-n-bass. Anyway, he's got the roots of dubstep on tap, y'all! DJ Zonk is from the "college where you get your musical knowledge!" See?

Kero, yet another great CJAM DJ, has been added to the roster for this show. Step up, steppers!

All proceeds go to CJAM's Pledge Drive 2011.

The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Memory Screen -- TRAQQ -- Tunes For Baboons: Live Sessions From CJSW 90.9 fm (2011, CSJW)
Carl Hall -- MEAN IT BABY -- After Hours 3 (2005, Warners UK) [orig. 1967, Loma]
Dub Syndicate -- WADADA (MEANS LOVE) -- Stoned Immaculate (1991, ON-U Sound)
Ella Fitzgerald -- UNDECIDED -- Ella: The Legendary Decca Recordings (1995, GRP) [orig. Decca]
Lindstrøm & Christabelle -- BABY CAN'T STOP -- Real Life Is No Cool (2009, Smalltown Supersound)
Hemsley Morris -- LITTLE THINGS -- Trojan Reggae Brothers Box Set (2003, Trojan) [orig. 1968?, Sun Shot]
Bob Wills & His Texas Playbosy -- BEAUMONT RAG -- Legends of Country Music (2006, Sony) [orig. 1938, Columbia]
Koola Lobitos -- OLOLUFE MI (My Lover) -- Nigeria 70: The Definitive Story of 1970s Funky Lagos  (2009, Strut) [orig. 1964]
Rise Ashen & Flying Down Thunder -- INADJIWOWIN (UNITY OF CULTURE) -- One Nation (2011, Balanced)
Del Barber -- COMING HOME WITH SUMMER -- Love Songs For The Last 20 (2010, Broken Ground)
Dstruct.O -- SOUL SEEKER -- Dstruct.O Drumstep E.P. (2011, Dstruct.O)

Thanks for listening and thanks especially for donating to CJAM's 2011 Pledge Drive!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

"Le Monde Entier Un Cactus, Il Est Impossible De S'Asseoir..."

Translation: "The entire world is a cactus, it's impossible to sit down."
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Joe Dukie & DJ Fitchie, feat. Fat Freddys Drop -- MIDNIGHT MARAUDER -- 12" vinyl (2002, The Drop)
Casiokids -- SELSKAPETS TRISTE AVSLUTNING -- Aabenberingen overe aaskammen (2011, Polyvinyl)
The Albertans -- MEGAN -- New Age (2011, Ernest Jenning)
Googoosh -- MANO TOU -- Googoosh (2011, Finders Keepers)
Ray Francis & The Whooperwills -- DEAD END TWIST -- Arc & Canatal Recordings (1964)
Lee "Scratch" Perry -- OBEAH ROOM -- Nu Sound & Version (2011, ON-U Sound)
High Keys -- QUE SERA, SERA (WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE) -- 7"single (1963, London)
Dub Trinity -- MAD HATTERS -- Alexandria (And Other Cautionary Tales) (2011, Dub Trinity)
Engine Empire -- STREETLIGHTS -- Everybody Dance Now: Songs From Hamilton 6 (2011, C+C Music Festival)
Al Green -- SO YOU'RE LEAVING -- Let's Stay Together (1972, Hi Records)
DJ Shadow -- TEDIUM -- The Less You Know, The Better (2011, Verve)
PJ Harvey -- THE LAST LIVING ROSE -- Let England Shake (2011, Island)
Bombay Bassment -- HIP HOP (NEVER BE THE SAME) -- ?? (2011)
Little Axe -- COME HERE DOG & GET YOUR BONE -- If You Want Loyalty, Buy A Dog (2011, ON-U Sound)
100 Mile House -- BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE -- Hollow Pond (2011, 100 Mile House)
Jacques Dutronc -- LES CACTUS -- 7" single (1967, Vogue)
Cryptonites -- HEY KIDZ -- Hey Kidz E.P. (2011, Freakz Me Out)
Cold Coffee & Salty Boots -- LOST IN MATERIAL -- Out Of Ottawa (2011, 613 Records)
Niney The Observer -- BLOOD & FIRE -- Niney & Friends: Blood & Fire, 1971-72 (1997, Trojan)
Gabriel Palatchi Sextet -- EXODO -- Tunes For Baboons: Live Sessions From CJSW 90.9-fm (2011, CJSW)

Thanks for listening!

Here's a direct link to the CJAM archive for this show.
(This link is live for about 4-6 weeks from the original broadcast date.)