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!

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(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.


  1. Great show Snark! Thanks for the headsUp on the Chris Joss...Count Owen & His Calypsonians sounds so familiar, like a warm polka at a good wedding from my fave Porcelain Forehead song!

  2. Banana music! Wonderful set. I need to find out more about the Apples!