Tuesday, December 27, 2011

"I Got A Twenty-Bar Poem In A Battle Rap..."

I forgot to dedicate today's Louis Prima song to The Roncy Boys,
who played at Villains Beastro last night (Boxing Day).
Hilarious good fun.  Roncy Boys rule OK!
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Melle Mel & Duke Bootee -- MESSAGE II (SURVIVAL) -- The Definitive Groove Collection: Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, & The Furious Five (2006, Rhino) [orig. 1982, Sugar Hill Records]
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears -- BALLAD OF JIMMY TANKS -- Scandalous (2011, Lost Highway)
Jean-Claude Vannier -- SATURNIN VACA VACA -- Electro Rapide (2011, Finders Keepers)
Prince -- PARTYUP -- Dirty Mind (1980, Warner)
Les Hou-Lops -- BATMAN -- 7" single (1966, Apex)
Del Bel -- NO RESERVATION -- Oneiric (2011, Out of Sound)
Cynthia Richards -- IF YOU'RE READY COME GO WITH ME -- Trojan Reggae Sisters Box Set (2003, Trojan) [orig. early 1970s]
Mark Davis & Lorrie Matheson -- TOO COOL TO LIVE, TOO SMART TO DIE -- Have Not Been The Same, Volume 1: Too Cool To Live, Too Smart To Die (2011, Zunior)
Chet Singh -- RECESSIONARY REVOLUTIONARIES -- Recessionary Revolutionaries (2010, Chet Singh)
Wanda Jackson -- RUM & COCA COLA -- The Party Ain't Over (2011, Nonesuch)
Dub Colossus -- TRINGO DUB -- Addis Through The Looking Glass (2011, Real World)
The Sadies -- TIGER TIGER -- Stories Often Told (2002, Yep Rock)
Darlene Love -- TOO LATE TO SAY YOU'RE SORRY -- After Hours 3 (2005, WEA) [orig. 1966]
Playdough -- I GOT IT LIKE -- Hotdoggin' (2011, Writer Dye Wrecords)
Dinner Belles -- RUNNIN' TO RAVENNA -- West Simcoe County (2011, Dinner Belles)
Tafo, feat. Afshan -- WEY TILLY NON PAR -- Life Is Dance! Plugged-In Sounds of Wonder at the Pakistani Picture Show (2011, Finders Keepers) [orig. 1978]
Big Sugar -- COUNTERFEIT WINGS (ARE SOME JIVE ASS WINGS) -- Revolution Per Minute (2011, Bread & Water)
Louis Prima -- ANGELINA/ZOOMA ZOOMA (live) -- The Wildest Show At Tahoe (1957, Capitol)
Tenor Saw -- MESSAGE TO ALL BEGINNERS -- Wake The Town: A Tribute To Tenor Saw (1992, VP)
Deloris Ealy & The Roadrunners Band -- IT'S ABOUT TIME I MADE A CHANGE -- Sister Funk (2000, BBE)

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

"Three-Dimensional Syntax..."

Smoking is cool...
Snarkingly and slowly sorting out the two new Jean-Claude Vannier releases from Finders Keepers Records... Electro Rapide is a compilation of rare or previously unreleased instrumental tracks. To keep us on our toes, they've also put out an LP by JCV of all new songs (with vocals), called Roses Rouge Sang, but since these tunes are in his signature 70s style, I thought the tracks were from back then too. But they're not. They're new. Sorry for the confusion.
(This week's selection is from Electro Rapide. Last week I chose a song from Roses Rouge Sang.)
No wonder Finders Keepers and in-the-know Europeans are all crazy for Jean-Claude Vannier's music. It's interesting and surprising, and definitely cool.

The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Friska Viljor -- PEOPLE & SO ON -- The Beginning of The Beginning of The End (2011, Crying Bob Records)
The Black Keys -- STOP STOP -- El Camino (2011, Nonesuch)
Stowaways -- THE DOWNTOWN RAN AROUND -- Livin' On The Island (2011, Stowaways)
Jean-Claude Vannier -- L'ÉLÉPHANT ÉQUILIBRISTE -- Electro Rapide (2011, Finders Keepers) [orig.]
Noah23 -- NEW DAWN -- Urbnet: Underground Hip-Hop, Volume 7 (2011, Urbnet)
Prince Fatty & The Mutant Hifi -- PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS -- Return Of The Gringo (2011, Mr. Bongo Records)
Ray Charles -- MY BABY DON'T DIG ME -- Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles Sampler (2011, Concord)
The Modernettes -- BARBRA -- Teen City E.P. (1980, Zulu Records)
Mike Field -- THE UPSTANDING TRANSLATOR -- Ashes (2011, Mike Field)
Snailhouse -- BUDDAH -- Have Not Been The Same, Volume 1: Too Cool To Live Too Smart To Die (2011, Zunior)
London Philharmonic Orchestra -- TETRIS: THEME -- The Greatest Video Game Music (2011)
Del Bel -- STIRRING BONES -- Oneiric (2011, Out Of Sound Records)
Black Chow -- WONDERLAND -- Wonderland E.P. (2011, Jahtari)
Nelcy Sedibe -- HOLOTELANI (DAUGHTER-IN-LAW) -- The Indestructible Beat Of Soweto, Volume 1 (1985, Earthworks)
Roll The Dice -- SEE YOU MONDAY -- In Dust (2011, Leaf)
Fat Freddys Drop -- FLASHBACK -- Based On A True Story (2005, The Drop)
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band -- ABBA ZABA -- Safe As Milk (1967, Buddah)
Phantogram -- DON'T MOVE -- Nightlife (2011, Barsuk Records)
African Head Charge -- GOD WILLING -- Voodoo Of The Godsent (2011, ON-U Sound)
Dean Drouillard -- TURNING WHEEL -- The Bear Lake (2010, Dean Drouillard)

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

"Always Been A Shoe Made For The City..."

Click the link to hear Langston Hughes read his poem,
which inspired the glorious song "I've Known Rivers."
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2011.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

The Gary Bartz NTU Troop -- I'VE KNOWN RIVERS (live at Montreux Jazz Festival) -- I've Known Rivers & Other Bodies (1973, Prestige Records)
The Hypnotics -- A MODERN ROMANCE -- Static Fuzz Radio (2011, New Values)
Building Castles Out Of Matchsticks -- COMME UN REVE DANS LA NUIT -- Everybody Dance Now: Songs From Hamilton 6 (2011, C+C)
Big Sugar -- UN-EMPLOYED EXPERT -- Revolution Per Minute (2011, Bread & Water)
The Shangri-Las -- THE TRAIN FROM KANSAS CITY -- The Red Bird Story (1999, Charly UK) [orig. 1965, Red Bird]
Al Tuck -- NO NEED TO WONDER -- Under Your Shadow (2011, New Scotland)
Roots Manuva, feat. Ricky Ranking -- WHA' MEK? -- 4everevolution (2011, Big Dada)
Ella Fitzgerald -- I DIDN'T MEAN A WORD I SAID -- The Legendary Decca Recordings (1995, Verve)
Friska Viljor -- MY THING -- The Beginning of The Beginning of The End (2011, Crying Bob)
Brad Mehldau, Kevin Hays, & Patrick Zimmerli -- EXCERPT FROM STRING QUARTET #5 -- Modern Music (2011, Nonesuch)
Rufus Wainwright -- CIGARETTES & CHOCOLATE MILK -- Poses (2001, Dreamworks)
The Meters -- HANDCLAPPING SONG -- New Orleans Funk: The Original Sound of Funk 1960-75 (2000, Soul Jazz Records) [orig. 1970]
Teen Burger -- ENGLISH TUTOR -- Burger Time (2011, Droppin Science)
Jean-Claude Vannier -- UNE PARTIE DE SCRABBLE -- Roses Rouge Sang (2011, B-Music)
Augustus Pablo -- ROCKERS DUB -- Original Rockers (1979, Greensleeves)
Jonti -- HORNET'S NEST -- Twirligig (2011, Stones Throw)
Crissi Cochrane -- I WON'T TRY TO BREAK YOUR HEART -- Pretty Alright (2011, Crissi Cochrane)
D-Sisive -- THE STRANDED -- Run With The Creeps (2011, Urbnet)
Tussle/Konono No.1 -- SOFT CRUSH -- Tradi Mods vs. Rockers: Alternative Takes On Congotronics (2010, Crammed Discs)
The Nefidovs -- FELIZ NEFIDOV -- Christmas Split E.P. (2011) {LISTENER REQUEST}
Random Recipe -- SHINING STAR -- Fold It! Mold It! (2010, Bon Sound Records)

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

"You Protect What Is Good, Yeah, We Know What Is Good..."

If it weren't for Lonesome Lefty's Scratchy Attic,
we just wouldn't hear this music around here.
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011. 
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Balkan Beat Box -- MY BABY -- Blue Eyed Black Boy (2010, Nat Geo Records)
Sunparlour Players -- LIKE AN ANIMAL -- Us Little Devils (2011, Outside)
The Albertans -- JACKPOT -- New Age (2011, Ernest Jenning Records)
Teen Burger, feat. El Da Sensi -- AIN'T TRIPPIN (remix) -- Burger Time (2011, Science)
Big Sugar, feat. Jay Malinowski -- A REVOLUTION PER MINUTE -- Revolution Per Minute (2011, Bread & Water)
The Sadies -- MONKEY & CORK -- Stories Often Told (2002, Yep Rock)
Roots Manuva -- BEYOND THIS WORLD -- 4everevolution (2011, Big Dada)
Television -- SEE NO EVIL -- Marquee Moon (1977, Elektra)
Asiko Rock Group -- LAGOS CITY -- Nigeria Disco Funk Special: The Sound of the Underground Lagos Dancefloor 1974-79 (2008, Soundway)
Culture Reject -- INSIDE THE CINEMA -- Culture Reject (2008, White Whale Records)
Adanowsky -- J'AIME TES GENOUX -- Amador (2011, Ever Loving)
The Congos -- CONGOMAN -- Heart of The Congos (1998, Blood & Fire) [orig. 1977, Black Ark]
Ellie Greenwich -- YOU DON'T KNOW -- The Red Bird Story (1999, ) [orig. 1965, Red Bird]
Graham Townsend -- LITTLE BURNT POTATO -- I Like Don Messer (1969, Banff) {Thanks to the blog Lonesome Lefty's Scratchy Attic which is loaded with Graham Townsend music!}
Casiokids -- LONDON ZOO -- Aabenbaringen over aaskammen (2011, Polyvinyl)
Minutemen -- JUNE 16TH -- Double Nickels On The Dime (1989, SST)
Al Tuck -- TOMORROW -- Under Your Shadow (2011, New Scotland)
Sweatshop Union -- BILL MURRAY -- Urbnet: Underground Hip-Hop, Volume 7 (2011, Urbnet)
The Decemberists -- SONNET -- Long Live The King (2011, Capitol)
São Paolo Underground -- JUST LOVIN' -- Trés Cabeças Loucuras (2011, Cuneiform)
Dinner Belles -- EVERY TIME I PUT THE BOTTLE DOWN -- Everybody Dance Now: Songs From Hamilton 6 (2011, C+C Music Festival)

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Here's a direct link to CJAM's archive of this show.
The previous show overlaps into The Snark by two minutes this week, just so you know.
(Link is live for about 4-6 weeks from the original broadcast date.)