Thursday, March 29, 2012

"Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow"

The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Martin Basic -- VIBES (?) -- Music (1983 cassette)
Keith LeBlanc -- OBJECT-SUBJECT -- Major Malfunction (1986, World Records)
Alfredo Gutierrez Y Sus Estrellas -- LA BANDA BORRACHA -- The Rough Guide To Cumbia ()
Wiley -- WEIRDO -- Evolve Or Be Extinct (2012, Big Dada)
That Petrol Emotion -- HEAD STAGGERED -- Chemicrazy (1990, Virgin)
The Black Seeds -- WIDE OPEN -- Dirt & Dust (2012, Easy Star)
The Spooky But Nice -- FIGHT IN THE AIR -- The Spooky But Nice (2012, TSpookyBNice)
Cousins -- SECRET WEAPON -- The Palm At The End Of The Mind (2012, Saved By Vinyl)
Alkaline -- TIEF DA BIKE -- ExtraLongLife (2000, Universal)
Tinariwen -- TOUMAST -- Aman Iman: Water Is Life (2007, Outside Music)
Imaginary Cities -- CALM BEFORE THE STORM -- Temporary Resident (2011, Hidden Pony Records)
Minotaurs -- GET DOWN (THE STRAGGLER'S MIX) -- Fink Ployd: The Thing Remixed (2011, The Minotaurs)
Funkadelic -- FUNKY DOLLAR BILL -- Free Your Mind & Your Ass Will Follow (1970, Westbound)
Ghostpoet -- US AGAINST WHATEVER EVER -- Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam (2011, Brownswood)
The Falcons -- SOMBRERO DEL DIABLO -- EP Collection (2012, Falcon Beach)
Snakefinger -- JESUS WAS A LEPRECHAUN -- Chewing Hides The Sound (1979, Ralph Records)
Balkan Beat Box -- NO MAN'S LAND -- Give (2012, Nat Geo)
Rod Stewart & PP Arnold -- COME HOME BABY -- Mod Club Party (2005, Mojo Magazine) [orig. 1967]
Learning -- THERE IS A LIMIT -- Live In A Living Room (2012, Learning)

Thanks for listening.

The link to the show is here, your instant connection to the CJAM archive.
(The link is live for about 4-6 weeks from the original broadcast date.)

For a while back in the 80s, I used to start the 10pm-2am Saturday night show on CJAM with the same song I played first today: from Martin Basic's Music... the song might be called "Vibes". My excellent co-host back then was Marcia Gragg. What fun we had!  Four hours of vinyl mixing and talking crazy about music every Saturday. Nutty!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

"Your Kind Of Style Ain't Viable..."

The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

The Black Seeds -- LOOSE CARTILAGE -- Dust & Dirt (2012, Easy Star)
Beaten By Them -- VANISHING POINT -- Invisible Origins (2011, Logicpole)
Lykke Li -- I FOLLOW RIVERS -- Wounded Rhymes (2011, Atlantic)
Big Daddy A & The Merves -- WILL THERE EVER BE A RAINBOW -- We Stole Your Wallet (1997, 1984 Records)
Fat Freddy's Drop -- SHIVERMAN -- Dr. Boondigga & The Big BW (2010, The Drop)
Algernon Blackwood Sabbath -- ANUBIS GLINT -- Forest Hall (2011, Algernon Blackwood Sabbath)
The Wooden Sky -- THE NIGHT GOES ON & ON -- Every Child A Daughter, Every Moon A Sun (2012, BBR)
Wiley -- EVOLVE OR BE EXTINCT -- Evolve Or Be Extinct (2012, Big Dada)
Lindstrom & Prins Thomas -- ROTHAUS -- II (2009, Eskimo)
The Books -- A COLD FREEZIN' NIGHT -- The Way Out (2010, Temporary Residence)
African Head Charge -- MYSTERIOUS HAPPENINGS -- Voodoo Of The Godsent (2011, On-U Sound)
King Midas Sound, feat. Green Gartside -- COME & BEHOLD (GREEN GARTSIDE REVOICE) -- Without You (2011, Hyperdub)
Casiokids -- DRESINEN -- Aabenbaringen over aaskammen (2011, Polyvinyl)
Wild Domestic -- GUSTY WINDS MAY EXIST -- Wild Domestic (2011, Out of Sound)

Thanks for listening.

All 2011 tracks were Pat's picks from past Snark shows.  Coming soon: Pat's own picks from 2011.
(Pat Petro was CJAM-fm's 1st music director!)
(Question: Where's Rick's picks for 2011?)
(Will there ever be a rainbow?)

Download this show... from the CJAM archive, which cuts off the beautiful beginning of the new Black Seeds song -- a sweet jangle-y guitar intro.
Oh yeah, the CJAM link is live for a limited amount of time, maybe 4-6 weeks from the original broadcast date.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

"We Got Golden Voices, And Hearts Of Steel!"

Does anybody believe that Sylvia Robinson had a hand in writing this song?
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Funky 4 +1 -- THAT'S THE JOINT -- The Sugar Hill Records Story (1997, Rhino/Wea) [orig. 1980]
The Funk Ark -- RINCONCITO -- High Noon (2012, ESL Music)
Kae Sun -- WEH WEH -- Outside The Barcode (2011, URBNET)
The Grass Hoppers -- TWIN BEAT -- Lux & Ivy's Favourites, Volume 10 [1966, Sunburst label]
Diodes -- TIRED OF WAKING UP TIRED -- Released (1979, Epic)
Dub Spencer & Trance Hill -- TRAIN IN VAIN -- The CLASHification of Dub (2011, Echo Beach)
Mighty Popo -- GAKONDO -- Gakondo (2011, Borealis)
Balkan Beat Box -- PART OF THE GLORY -- Give (2012, Nat Geo)
Count Alert with Lyn Taitt & The Baba Band -- IN THE PARK -- Trojan Calypso Box Set (2002, Trojan)
Johnny Cash -- I NEVER PICKED COTTON -- American II: Unchained (1996, Warner)
TriBeCaStan -- (ONE DAY) HIS AXE FELL INTO HONEY-- New Deli (2012, Evergreene Music)
Drew Smith -- BOX ME UP -- The Secret Languages (2012, Drew Smith)
Ian King -- OLD MINER -- Panic Grass & Fever Few (2010, Fledg'ling)
Ratandep Hemraj -- BIRHA KI MAARI KOI -- Bollywood Bloodbath: The B-Music of the Indian Horror Film Industry (2011, Finders Keepers)
Jacques Dutronc -- L'AUGMENTATION -- Et Moi Et Moi Et Moi (1966, Vogue)
Martin Basic -- (SOMETHING'S GONE WRONG WITH MY) PERCEPTION OF TIME -- Music (1983, Martin Basic)
Leonard Cohen -- LULLABY -- Old Ideas (2012, Columbia)
Phoenecia -- NOSTRUM REMEDIUM -- Demissions (2011, DETUND)

Thanks for listening!

Here's the direct link to the CJAM archive of this show.
(The link is live for about 4 or 5 or 6 weeks.)
Due to a technical glitch on the CJAM website, the clock was nearly 4 full minutes off and the show starts halfway through the old school epic That's The Joint by Funky 4 + 1, which is a real shame.  That song builds beautifully, with great lyrics. At least the bass pyrotechnics are on full and glorious display at the end of the song for the "Winter of Wimbish," which is winding down, unfortunately. Spring is right around the corner. The drift of time on the website has been fixed for subsequent shows.

Oh, you can now subscribe to The Snark as an iTunes podcast, which is highly convenient because the show just automatically downloads directly into your computer every week via your iTunes account (available to anyone with an e-mail address). Of course, if that means you never visit this lowly blog ever again, it'll be a dark day on the old blogspot. Come back, dear listener! For the accurate publishing information alone! You know I'm always wrong, or forgetful, when I'm live in the studio - that's one of the functions of the blog!

Thanks to Pat for the Martin Basic Music, converted from cassette tape by someone at some point in time! Who? When? I don't know! Great to hear once again the CJAM chart-topper from 1983 -- on CJAM!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

"Ain't Nobody Just Like This, I Gotta Be Me, Hit Or Miss..."

 International Women's Day Special on The Snark!
(Lucille Spann's name may be misspelled on this record label.)
What a song!
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Cookie Crew, feat. MC Remedee & Susie Q -- COME ON & GET SOME -- Born This Way! (1989, Rhythm King)
Ari Up -- ME DONE -- Dread More Dan Dead (2005, Collision)
Gillian Boucher -- REEL HOT -- Atlantic Standards: Kitchen Party (2010, Rhino)
Nahid Aktar -- O MY LOVE -- Life Is Dance!: The Plugged-In Sounds of Wonder At The Pakistani Picture Show (2011, Finders Keepers)
Lucille Spann -- WOMEN'S LIB -- Light: On The South Side (2009, Numero) [orig. 1972?, Lorrid]
k.d. lang -- LOVE FOR SALE -- Recollection (2010, Nonesuch)
Odetta -- HIT OR MISS -- Dancefloor Jazz, Volume 4: Light My Fire (1995, Motor/Verve, Germany) [orig.1970, Odetta Sings, Polydor]
Bonjay, feat. Alanna Stuart -- WANT A GANG -- Broughtupsy (2010, Mysteries of Trade)
The Raincoats, feat. Ana da Silva, Gina Birch, & Vicky Aspinall -- OH OH LA LA LA (live) -- Kitchen Tapes (1983, ROIR)
She, feat. Nancy & Sally Ross -- DON'T GO HOME TONIGHT -- Wants A Piece Of You (1999, Big Beat)
Miriam Makeba -- UMHOME -- Miriam Makeba (1960, RCA Victor)
Kathryn Calder -- ARROW -- Are You My Mother? (2010, File Under: Music)
The Third Wave, feat. Georgie, Jammie, Jody, Reggie, & Stevie Ente -- LOVE TRAIN -- Dancefloor Jazz, Volume 9: Never Felt So Free (Universal Jazz, Germany) [orig. 1970, MPS Records, Germany]
Annie -- HELPLESS FOOL FOR LOVE -- Anniemal (2004, 679 Recordings)
Shangri-Las, feat. Mary & Betty Weiss, and Marge & Mary Anne Ganser -- RIGHT NOW & NOT LATER -- The Red Bird Story (1999, Charly UK) [orig. 1965]
DobaCaracol, feat. Doriane Fabreg & Carole Facal -- ÉTRANGE -- Putumayo presents Quebec (2008, Putumayo)
The Ebony Sisters, feat. Nora Dean, Paulette Williams, Gee Williams -- LET ME TELL YOU BOY -- Harry Mudie & Friends: Let Me Tell You Boy, 1970-71 (1988, Trojan) [1971, Moodisc]
Tara Watts -- SEVEN DAYS -- About Love (2009, Tara Watts)
The Detroit Cobras, feat. Rachel Nagy, Mary Ramirez, & Gina Rodriguez -- SHOUT BAMA LAMA -- Life, Love, & Leaving (2001, Rough Trade)
Cœur De Pirate, feat. Béatrice Martin -- LES AMOURS DÉVOUÉES -- Blonde (2011, Grosse Boite)
The Lijadu Sisters, feat. Taiwo & Kahinde -- LIFE'S GONE DOWN LOW -- Danger (2011, Knitting Factory) [orig. 1976, Afrodisia]
Kiran Ahluwalia -- LAKEERAI -- Aam Zameen: Common Ground (2011, Kiran Music)

Thanks for listening!

To hear "the ladies, the ladies," just click this direct link to the CJAM archives.
Link is live for 4-6 weeks from original broadcast date.