Sunday, December 28, 2014

North Fork Sound 2014 Wrap-Up

Top 50 Tracks
Patti Smith
photo: Mark Sullivan
1. Patti Smith w/The Kronos Quartet: Mercy Is
2. Garbage: Girls Talk Shit
3. Peliroja: Injusticia
4. JD McPherson: Let The Good Times Roll
5. Canyon Ryde: Beyond Lies The Open Sea
6. Ambrose Akinmusire: Rollcall For Those Absent
7. Marianne Faithfull: Sparrows Will Sing
8. Mikel Rouse: The Law Of Average (Composite)
9. Dan Montgomery: Crack Home
10. Shooter Jennings: Living In A Minor Key
11. Glen David Andrews: Lower Power (w/Anders Osborne)
12. Fat White Family: Touch The Leather Redux
13. Wormburner: Somewhere Else To Be
14. Estelle: Make Her Say (Beat It Up)
15. Scott Ainslie: Late Last Night
16. Kenny Butterill: Good Thing That Couldn't Happen Here
17. Tony Joe White: Alligator, Mississippi
18. Satellite Paradiso: Touch The Sky
19. The MRCYFKS: 39* 10'N 78* (Dick on the Headstone)
20. Bryan Ferry: Loop De Li
21. Dave Rubin & The Emblems: Walkin' Bass
22. The 45s: Devil of a Woman
23. Lily Allen: Hard Out Here
24. My Darling Clementine: King of the Carnival
25. The Whereabouts: TwentyThirtyThree
26. Macy Gray: Hands
27. Vashti Bunyan: Jellyfish
28. Meghan Trainor: Dear Future Husband
29. Mike Doughty: Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating in the Future
30. The Vacant Lots: Mad Mary Jones
31. Swans: Some Things We Do
32. Queen Esther: Oh, Sun
33. Edward Rogers: Street Fashion
34. Morrissey: Istanbul
35. Emperors of Wyoming: Avalanche Girl
36. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: American Dream Plan B
37. Blackie & the Rodeo Kings: I'd Have To Be  A Stone
38. Carlene Carter: Troublesome Waters (w/Willie Nelson)
39. Hundred Waters: Murmurs
40. Imelda May: It's Good To Be Alive
41. Lost Leaders: Keeping Busy Feeling Fine
42. Boy George: King of Everything
43. Lily & Madeleine: Blue Blades
44. Caleb Caudle: Trade All The Lights (feat. Lydia Loveless)
45. Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents: Getaway
46. Sean Rowe: Desiree
47. Miles Tackett: Everything
48. Wylie & The Wild West: 21st Century Blues
49. Hand Job Academy: Lena Dunham
50. Candi Staton: I Ain't Easy to Love (w/John Paul White & Jason Isbell)

Top 25 Albums
Sleaford Mods
illustration: Cun Shi/The New Yorker
1. Sleaford Mods: Chubbed Up +
2. Hollie Cook: Twice
3. Geraint Watkins: Moustique
4. The New Piccadillys: Introducing...
5. Nurse With Wound & Graham Bowers: ExcitoToxicity
6. Hamell On Trial: Happiest Man In The World
7. Monica Heldal: Boy From The North
8. Die Antwoord: Donker Mag
9. Hookworms: The Hum
10. Lydia Loveless: Somewhere Else
12. Miriam: Nobody's Baby
13. The Bloodhounds: Let Loose!
14. Bill Frisell: Guitar In The Space Age!
15. Melaza: Melaza
16. Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey: Going Back Home
17. Simian Ghost: The Veil
18. Jesse Winchester: A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble
29. Tara Fuki: Winna
20. The Bad Plus: The Rite of Spring
21. Perfume Genius: Too Bright
22. Mungo's Hi Fi: Serious Dubs
23. The Rolling Stones: From The Vaults: L.A. Forum, 1975
24. Dean Wareham: Dean Wareham
25. Sleaford Mods: Austerity Dogs

Top 25 Compilations/Reissues
Captain Beefheart
photo: Ed Caraeff

1. Captain Beefheart: Sun Zoom Spark (1970-1972)
2. Craig Leon: Nommos Visiting
3. Robert Wyatt: Different Every Time - Ex Machina
4. V/A: Paris DJs Soundsystem - Dis Is Reggae Soul Vol. 1
5. The Small Faces: Here Come The Nice
6. Ian Hunter: The Artful Dodger
7. Waylon Jennings: Right For The Time (Remembered)
8. The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground
9. John Kongos: Kongos
10. V/A: Bristol Boys Make More Noise - The Soundtrack 1974-1981
11. V/A: Music City Vocal Groups - Greasy Love Songs of Teenage Romance, Regret, Hope & Depair
12. David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed
13. V/A: Full Up - Bunny 'Striker' Lee's Early Reggae Productions
14. Family: History
15. V/A: Blue Note - Uncompromising Expression
16. V/A: Paul Murphy Presents the Return of Jazz Club
17. Oasis: Definitely Maybe (Remastered Deluxe Edition)
18. The Pop Group: We Are Time
19. The Kinks: The Essential Kinks
20. V/A: Front Line - Sounds Of Reality
21. Glenn Branca: Lesson No. 1
22. Bruce Cockburn: Rumours Of Glory
23. Nils Lofgren: Face The Music 
24. V/A: Come Spy With Us: The Secret Agent Songbook 
25. Annette Peacock: I Belong to a World That's Destroying Itself

Top 25 Remakes
Keith Richards
1. Keith Richards: Words of Wonder/Get Up Stand Up
2. King Penguin: She Don't Care About Time
3. Camille: Lilac Wine
4. Speedometer: Happy
5. Jason D. Williams: Fingernails
6. Neville Staple: Hypocrite
7. Dr. John: That's My Home (feat. Wendell Brunious)
8. Jim Oblon: Blueberry Hill
9. Eric Clapton: Sensitive Kind (feat. Don White)
10. Paul Rodgers: Walk On By
11. Jerry Lee Lewis: Little Queenie
12. Mott The Hoople: Saturday Gigs (11/17/13, Manchester)
13. Amanda Thorpe: Brother Can You Spare A Dime
14. Robyn Hitchcock: The Ghost In You
15. James Williamson: I Got A Right (feat. Lisa Kekaula)
16. JD McPherson: I Wish You Would
17. Regina Carter: Hickory Wind
18. Simple Minds: Let the Day Begin
19. Savages: Dream Baby Dream (live)
20. Neil Young: Reason To Believe (Third Man version)
21. Amy LaVere: Dark Moon
22. Todd Terje: Johnny and Mary (feat. Bryan Ferry)
23. Henry Butler & Steven Bernstein: Buddy Bolden's Blues
24. Schizo Fun Addict: Suspiria
25. Steven Wilson: The Day Before You Came

North Fork Sound Will Never Forget
01/03/14 Phil Everly
01/05/14 Eusébio
01/07/14 Sir Run Run Shaw
01/09/14 Amiri Bakara
01/13/14 Freddie 'Fingers' Lee
01/13/14 Ronny Jordan
01/22/14 Roy Cicala
01/27/14 Pete Seeger
02/02/14 William 'Bunny Rugs' Clarke
02/03/14 Gloria Leonard
02/09/14 Marius
02/13/14 Marty Thau
02/14/14 Sir Tom Finney
03/15/14 Scott Asheton
03/22/14 Mickey Duff
03/29/14 Billy Mundi
04/06/14 Leee Black Childers
04/11/14 Jesse Winchester
04/29/14 Bob Hoskins
04/25/14 Linnea 'Bunny' Yeager
06/02/14 Weldon Myrick 
06/09/14 Rik Mayall
06/12/14 Jimmy Scott
06/15/14 Casey Kasem
06/19/14 Gerry Goffin
06/22/14 Felix Dennis
06/24/14 Eli Wallach
06/27/14 Bobby Womack
07/11/14 Tommy ‘Ramone’ Erdelyi
07/11/14 Charlie Haden
07/16/14 Johnny Winter
07/23/14 Dora Bryan
08/07/14 Henry Stone
08/11/14 Robin Williams
08/12/14 Lauren Bacall
08/29/14 Bobbie Clarke
09/01/14 David Anderle
09/04/14 Hopeton Lewis
09/11/14 Bob Crewe
09/11/14 Cosimo Matassa
09/11/14 John Gustafson
10/01/14 Lyndsey de Paul
10/07/14 Lou Whitney
10/19/14 John Holt
10/25/14 Jack Bruce
12/02/14 Bobby Keys
12/03/14 Ian McLagan
12/04/14 Bob Montgomery
12/18/14 Mandy Rice-Davies
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Sunday, December 21, 2014

North Fork Sound Top 20 - December 21st 2014

Ambrose Akinmusire

1.  Ambrose Akinmusire: Ceaseless Inexhaustible Child (feat. Cyntoia Brown)
2. Maceo & The Macks: Soul Power '74
3. Royal Fingerbowl: Ozona, TX
4. Levon & The Hawks: He Don't Love You
5. Ba Ba Thomas: Miss Shake It
6. JD McPherson: Let The Good Times Roll
7. Jason D. Williams: House of Blue Lights
8. Sinkane: New Name
9. David Bowie: Loving The Alien
10. Ken Parker: The Three Bells (aka Jimmy Brown)
11. Beats Antique: The Rift (Rob Garza remix)
12. Guitar Red: Just You And I
13. The Happy Talk Band: Everything But Jill
14. Dorsey & Johnny Burnette: My Honey
15. Mongo Santamaría: Sweet 'Tater Pie
16. The Tiny Grimes Swingtet: Tiny's Boogie Woogie
17. Suli Breaks: American't Dream
18. The Juan MacLean: A Simple Design (Magic Touch remix)
19. John Halle: The Twist
20. Teddy Brown: Midnight Train To Georgia

North Fork Sound Alb O' The Week
Annette Peacock: I Belong To A World That's Destroying Itself 
(aka Revenge): 2014 Expanded Edition

Last Week's Listener 'Thumbs-Ups'
Audience: Friends Friends Friend
Billy Edd Wheeler: My Uncle Abel
Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley: Dancing Girl
Booker T. Jones: Crazy
The Blonde Bomber: Strollie Bun
Carl Belew
Carl Belew: Cool Gator Shoes
Cracker: Beautiful
Cracker: King of Bakersfield 
Cracker: When You Come Down
Dave Edmunds
Dave Edmunds: Boys Talk
David Allan Coe: If That Ain't Country
Eric Clapton: Cajun Moon
The Deltones: Early Morning Rock
Honey Boy Martin
Honey Boy Martin: Dreader Than Dread
Jackie Edwards: Get Up
Jessie Hill: Ooh Poo Pa Doo
Johnny "Guitar" Watson: She Moves Me (take 4)
Jona Lewie
Jona Lewie: The Baby She's on the Street
Kris Kristofferson: The Silver Tongued Devil and I
Led Zeppelin: Battle of Evermore
Lee Morgan: The Sidewinder (Pt. 1)
Martin Rev: Dona Nobis Pacem
Miles Davis: Why Do I Love You (live)
The MRCYFKS: 39* 10'N 78* (Dick on the Headstone)
Michael Nesmith: Different Drum (live)
Nanci Griffiths & John Prine: Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
Perfume Genius: I'm a Mother
Terry Garland
Terry Garland: Never Crossed My Mind
Warren Zevon: Werewolves of London 

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

North Fork Sound 20 - December 14th 2014

Stephanie B.
(Lola Dutronic)

1. Lola Dutronic: The Christmas Disco
2. John Kongos: Tokoloshe Man
3. Honey Boy Martin: Dreader Than Dread
4. John Cale: Sylvia Said ('95 remix)
5. Smokey Wilson: Go Go Train
6. Dave Edmunds: Boys Talk
7. The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group: The Passing Stranger
8. Rockin' Sidney: You Ain't Nothin' But Fine
9. Johnny "Guitar" Watson: She Moves Me (take 4)
10. Ralph Stanley, James King & George Shuffler: Little Glass of Wine
11. Dubmasta, Hannes Teichmann & Leon Ersamus: 10 Henry Nxumalo Street (feat. Afurakan)
12. Jimmy Reed: Baby What You Want Me To Do
13. Caribou: Your Love Will Set You Free
14. JJ Cale: A Thing Going On
15. Percy Sledge: You Send Me
16. Johnnie Allan & The Krazy Kats: Lonely Weekends
17. Lee Morgan: The Sidewinder (Part I)
18. John Lydon: Psycopath
19. Allen Toussaint: I Wave Bye Bye
20. The Royals: Promised Land

North Fork Sound Alb O' The Week
Cracker: Berkeley to Bakersfield

Last Week's Listener 'Thumbs-Ups'
? & The Mysterians: Don't Give it Up Now
Anna Lunoe: Heartbreak in Motion (feat. Jesse Boykins III)
The Barker Brothers
The Barker Brothers: Hey Little Mama
Bob Seger: California Stars
Brian Eno: Taking Tiger Mountain 
The Chemistry Set: Live And Let Live
Dennis Turner: Lover Please
Don & Dewey: Justine
Family: Drowned in Wine
 Frankie Miller
Frankie Miller: Ann Eliza Jane
Horseman: The Yout (feat. Tippa Irie)
Ian McLagan & The Bump Band: When The Crying is Over
Jackie Edwards: Get Up
The Jam: Man In The Corner Shop
Jenny Dee
Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents: Getaway  
JJ Johnson & Kai Winding: Judy
John Zorn: Transmigration of the Magus
Liz de Lux: Sur le Dancefloor
Lydia Loveless: Really Wanna See You
My Darling Clementine: Leave The Good Book on the Shelf
The New Piccadillys: Was She Tall
Nina Hagen
Nina Hagen: New York New York
Pete Townshen & Ronnie Lane: Catmelody
Raul Malo: Superstar
Ricky Nelson: Milk Cow Blues
The Royal Hawk & His Orchestra: I Wonder Why (take 1)
Sonny Clark
Sonny Clark: Cool Struttin'
Sunny Sweeney: Can't Let Go
Us3: Cantaloop 
Van Der Graaf Generator: Interference Patterns

Sunday, December 7, 2014

North Fork Sound Top 20 - December 6th 2014

John Zorn

1. John Zorn: Transmigration of the Magus
2. Mikel Rouse: Side Myself
3. Horseman: Ghetto (feat. Winston Reedy)
4. Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band: Diew Khean Tidsoot
5. Sam Baker: Ditch
6. FaltyDL: Greater Antilles Vip
7. The Mrcyfks: 39* 10'N 78* 10'W (Dick on the Headstone) (remix)
8. Erwin Babin: Big Boy Blue
9. Maxwell Davis & His Orchestra: Cool Diggin' (take 4)
10. Little Richard: Directly From The Heart
11. Lynsey De Paul: Dancing On A Saturday Night
12. Charles Mingus: Duke's Choice
13. The Blonde Bomber: Strollie Bun
14. Lenny Bruce: Pot Will Be Legal
15. Bettye Swann: Till I Get It Right
16. The's: Harlem Shuffle
17. Michael Nesmith: Different Drum (live)
18. Jerry Miller: Moon Fallin'
19. The Flaming Lips: Ice Drummer
20. Amiri Baraka: Dope

North Fork Sound Alb O' The Week
Various Artists: Blue Note - Uncompromising Expression

Last Week's Listener 'Thumbs-Ups'
Abba: Chiquitita
Ann Peebles
Ann Peebles: I Pity The Fool
Chas & Dave: Sling Yer Hook
Chris Farlowe: It's All Over Now Baby Blue
Cian Nugent & The Cosmos: Grass Above My Head
Danny Gatton & The Fat Boys: Good Enough To Keep
(Die Antwoord)
photo: High Snobiety
Die Antwoord: Ugly Boy
The Eagles: Witchy Woman
Elvis Presley: Burning Love 
Guitar Wolf: Planet Of The Wolves
Hollie Cook: Tiger Balm
Hundred Waters: Murmurs  
The Jerry Garcia Band: And It Stoned Me
John Leyton: Johnny Remember Me
Kim Fowley
Kim Fowley: Animal Man
Led Zeppelin: When The Levee Breaks (alt. UK mix)
Lori Carson: Something's Got Me
The Low Anthem: To Ohio
Lydia Loveless
photo: Meghan Ralston 
Lydia Loveless: Verlaine Shot Rimbaud
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives: Look At That Girl
The Mighty Diamonds: Have Mercy
Morrissey: Istanbul
Naughty By Nature: O.P.P.
The New Piccadillys: The Owl And The Pussycat
Nurse With Wound & Graham Bowers: Chains And Gates
Peliroja: Injusticia
Robert Wyatt: Yesterday Man
Sabina: Viva L'Amour
Sinéad O'Connor
Sinéad O'Connor: Mandinka
Sleaford Mods: Fear Of Anarchy 
Sleaford Mods: The Committee
The Supertones: Slippin' and Sloppin' Part 1
Tony Joe White: Storm Comin'
U Brown: Natty Dread A Take Over
 10,000 Maniacs
(Natalie Merchant, Robert Buck)
photo: ht 
10,000 Maniacs: Can't Ignore The Train 

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