Sunday, March 29, 2009

North Fork Sound Top 20 March 29th ‘09

1. Amy Allison: Sheffield Streets
2. Family: My Friend The Sun
3. The Hedrons: Couldn’t Leave her Alone
4. Soul Family Sensation: I Don’t Even know I Should Call You Baby
5. Quiet Elegance: You’ve Got My Mind Messed Up
6. Sonny Boy Williamson: Fattenin’ Frogs For Snakes
7. Gary Heffern: The Future’s Not What It Used To be
8. Gregory Isaacs: Night Nurse
9. Sleeper: Delicious
10. The Damned: New Rose
11. Willie Dixon: 29 Ways
12. Duane Eddy: Peter Gunn
13. The Ethiopians: Engine 54
14. The Screaming Blue Messiahs: Tracking The Dog (BBC)
15. Heinz: Just Like Eddie
16. Booker T. Jones: Potato Hole
17. Wild Rumpus (feat: Gary Lucas): Rock The Joint
18. David Essex: Rock On
19. Pink Floyd: Paint Box
20. Chet Baker: I Can’t Get Started

Vinyl B-Side:
Motörhead: Hoochie Coochie Man, live (Bronze Records)

The Guilty Pleasure:
Vanity 6: Nasty Girl (Warner Brothers Records)

Featured Album:
George Gilmore & The Giblets: Parts Is Parts (available @iTunes)

Last Week’s Listener Favourites:
The Reaction: I Can’t Resist
Laurie Anderson: Walking The Dog
The Slits: Dub Beat
Social Climbers: Palm Springs
Raveonettes: Everyday
Flamin’ Groovies: Move It
Ian McLagan & The Bump Band: Spiritual Babe
Najma Akhtar & Gary Lucas: Fragrance
The Lone Sharks: It’s A Free Country
Hamell On Trial: Hamell’s Ramble
The Velvet Underground: I’m Waiting For The Man
The Tornados: Earthy
The Soul Rebels: Rebel Rock
ManBreak: Kop Karma
The Pretty Things: She’s A Lover
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Sweet Home Alabama
The Soft Machine: We Did It Again
T. Rex: Jewel
Roxy Music: Virginia Plain
Daler Mendhi & The Wolfmen: Two Eyes
Dorothy Moore: Misty Blue
Fleetwood Mac: Albatross
The Divinyls: Pleasure And Pain
Man: Life On The Road
Siouxsie & The Banshees: Spellbound
Quicksilver Messenger Service: Mona
The Ethiopians: Satan Gal
Blind Willie Johnson: John The Revelator
Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames: Yeh Yeh
John Campbell: Saddle Up My Pony
John Mooney: 2 Get 2 Heaven
Nick Lowe: I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock & Roll)
Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger: Season Of The Witch
The Upsetters: The Return Of Django
J.J. Cale: Cherry Street
Jeff Beck: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat/Brush With The Blues
Megas (feat: Björk): Drukknuo Börn
Pierce Turner: Fading Away
Dion: If You Wanna Rock & Roll
Third World War: MI5’s Alive
The Psychedelic Furs: India
Chuck Perkins & The Voices Of The Big Easy: R&B Super Star

Friday, March 27, 2009

Ronnie Spector

Ronnie Spector
The Bitter End, NYC, '84?
photo: ht

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

John Campbell

John Campbell
Milan, Italy (March '93)

photo: ht
scanned from a lenticular 3-D print

Feb 6th 1993: So John Campbell, Alan Vega, Teddy G (Vice President of the Hells Angels, NYC Chapter) and I went to Madison Square Garden to see Riddick Bowe defend his WBA and IBF heavyweight title against Michael Dokes. Vega and I enjoyed going to the fights at the Garden. We saw Hagler/Hamsho in '84 and even went to see Hagler/Hearns on giant pay-per-view screens there the following year. At that one, Alan spotted Julian Schnabel sitting directly across the aisle so they made a bet. Vega took Hagler and won. Bowe beat Dokes by TKO in one round but there was a fight on the undercard, "Merciless" Ray Mercer vs Jesse "Boogieman" Ferguson that I remember just seemed plain weird. Mercer, a tough brawler with a "cement chin" was a huge favourite and had been promised a shot at Bowe (reportedly worth $1.5m) if he won. However, he was seriously out of shape and after 10 rounds of clumsy action and a some heavy punching in the later rounds, Ferguson managed to get a unanimous decision, much to Mercer's visible distress. Later (in court) it was alleged that prior, and during the fight, Mercer had offered Ferguson $100,000 to take a dive but it was never proven due to lack of evidence.
Riddick Bowe training, (ht watching)
Caesar's Resort, the Poconos, PA (1/27/93)
photo: Richard Williams

After the fights, we went back to my apartment in Chelsea for a hang and, because it was the first time they'd met, John was telling Alan a little about himself. A serious drag racing accident when aged 16 had thrown him through his windshield "twice", landing him in hospital while they rebuilt his face ("a coupla thousand stitches") and he learned to live with one eye, half a lung and a dodgy heart. He was taken out of school and a prolonged, lonely convalescence found him studying blues masters like Lightnin' Hopkins, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters while "attempting to learn this this music. And at that time I realized that I could get in touch with feelings that I couldn't verbalize, I couldn't feel any other way...I could feel anger, I could feel pain, I could feel hope. It's really hard to describe, but I can recall just sitting on the edge of my bed and playing the guitar and it was almost like a mantra, just to repeat these figures and suddenly I could feel things... and I felt like I was in touch with was like I was exorcising my pain, I was learning to live again, really, and I realized that was what I was gonna do the rest of my life. I caught a Greyhound bus and ended up in Nacogdoches, Texas". That led to years of hitching between Baton Rouge or Shreveport and various Texas towns playing places where "if you didn't have a gun, they gave you one".

'Saddle Up My Pony'
w/Zonder Kennedy (guitar)
Robert Medici (drums)
Jimmy Pettit (bass)

live at the Shocking Club, Milan, Italy 3/13/93

"If I felt like I wanted to play, man, I'd just step outside my door, and whether it'd be a gas station...or a pool hall...or a street corner...or a club, you know - I didn't have any agencies or anything like that - I'd just go and knock on somebody's door and say, I hear that you have people here who like music...well, I play guitar. And they'd say, What do you need? And I'd play five or six hours, man, and when it was over, I'd go to what we call a house party and I'd play over there. And if I had a place to stay, I'd stay...if I didn't, I'd go to the bus station. And if I had money for a bus ticket, I'd take it. And if I didn't, I'd take a job the next day to get it. You know, I mean, there's been more than one times I've had to sell a pint of blood to buy guitar strings before a gig".
He did that for about 25 years, finally moving to NYC in '88 where Peter Lubin spotted him opening for Albert King and brought him to the attention of Elektra. Peter has his own fantastic Campbell stories (which hopefully you'll get to read in his autobiography one of these days) and I recall him coming into my office, telling me he'd seen someone quite extraordinary and asking if I'd come and see him. Peter had certain reservations about making an offer, not the least of which was that he found John a little "scary", so we caught John's next appearance
at the (now much missed) Lonestar Roadhouse where he put on an undeniable display. The following day I let Elektra boss Bob Krasnow know that Pete had found something special. When he later ran into Pete (whose signing of Robert Cray to Mercury Records had gained him a solid reputation in the blues world), the Kras said, "I hear you've got a blues guy... go get him", rather forcing Pete's hand, haha.
John Campbell
Central Park, NYC

photo: ht
scanned from a lenticular 3-D print
Another means John used to get by was his sleight of hand. John described himself as a "conjurer, and a hoodoo man" and he had a way with a deck of cards or pair of dice. To demonstrate, as our boxing evening wound down, John motioned one of us to "pick a card". Alan picked a 2 of diamonds. After putting it to the deck and shuffling, John got up and said, "So with this, gentlemen, I bid you a good night." Bending the deck in one hand, he suddenly flipped the whole pack up into the air. As the cards fluttered down he turned towards the door and made his exit. The cards were scattered across over the floor, all except one face down. Sitting there all alone - face up - was the 2 of diamonds. He'd gone...we sat there, speechless.
Another time, John and I went to see a pay-per-view (Sugar Ray Leonard, probably) at the Sporting Club in Tribeca and we had a small wager, which I won. He was a little short of cash, so he asked if I would accept his marker? No he proceeded to grab a purple crayon from a glass on the table, tore off a piece of white paper "tablecloth" and proceeded to write out "I.O.U. 40 $" and signing it "Count Bubba, Good Buddy of Darkness"
I spent as much time as I could with John. Peter left Elektra having co-produced (with Dennis Walker) John's first album, 'One Believer' which allowed me greater access, as I was now JC's a&r person. He and his band, Zonder Kennedy, Davis McClarty (later replaced by former Model Citizen and former Lou Reed drummer) Robert Medici and bassist, Jimmy Pettit were good people and good times on the road were had, whether in New Orleans, San Francisco, Paris, Milan, Washington DC or back home in NYC. Simply hanging out at rehearsals was always a blast with these guys, and I was thrilled when John, Zonder, Robert and "Blind Willie Loobster" played a short set at a surprise party Valerie, my fabulous secretary organised for my 40th birthday party at the Lonestar. So it was a terrible blow when I was woken up a few days later to be told John had passed away during the night (June 13th, '93). I'd only seen him hours before and he'd been about as happy as a man could be, with a beautiful and loving wife (Dolly), a 6 month old baby (Paris), a strong infrastructure around him (finally) and a career that was on the verge of taking off in the US and well on its way in Europe. Out of the blue, something within him finally gave out and we lost a real, good man, to heart failure.
On August 6th, we put on a memorial show (benefitting Paris) at the Lonestar at which Cruel 13 (Zonder, Robert and Jimmy with Mark Grandfield on harp & vocals, Dolly Fox-Campbell, John Popper, Dr. John, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, The Voodoo Children (who included Metallica's Kirk Hammett and Jason Newsted) and Chris Whitley each paid their respects with short sets.
Teddy G, Lara B, Dolly Fox-Campbell, John Campbell, BB, Dr. John
photo: Brian Ashley White
(with thanks)
(In verifying parts of this story, Alan told me that, as he and Teddy walked to the men's room at the Garden between fights, everybody stepped aside and paid their respects to the Hells Angel, greeting him like he was a rock star, calling out with thumbs up, wishing him all the best. Furthermore, at the end of the night as they were leaving my place, there was a lot of traffic on 23rd Street. Alan said Teddy couldn't be bothered to wait at the kerb so he just marched into the middle of the street, held his hands up, holding up the traffic in both directions so Alan could cross the street to where Teddy's bike was parked.
John "Clutch" Campbell
photo: ht
scanned from a lenticular 3-D print

quotes in italics are from a taped conversation I had with John in '93
more Campbell photos here

good Campbell website here

l-r: Steve Schnur, ??, David Bither, John Campbell, ht, Mike Gormley, Bob Catania, Ellen Darst

Collector's Corner:
'A Man And His Blues'
Crosscut Records (CD, Germany), 1988

'One Believer'
Elektra Records (CD, US) 1991

'Devil In My Closet' b/w 'Devil In My Closet' (acoustic version)
Elektra Records (7" single, Germany), 1991

1. 'Devil In My Closet'
'Devil In My Closet' - acoustic version
'Devil In My Closet' - live
Elektra Records (CD Single, Germany), 1991

Various Artists: Strike A Deep Chord
'Brother Can You Spare A Dime': Odetta, John Campbell, Dr. John, Will Calhoun and Rufus Reid
'America The Beautiful': Odetta, John Campbell, Will Calhoun and Rufus Reid
Justice Records (CD, US) 1992

'Howlin Mercy'
Elektra Records (CD, US) 1993

1. 'Ain't Afraid Of Midnight' - edit
2. Candid Campbell
- a conversation between John Campbell & Howard Thompson
Elektra Records (Promo CD, US) 1993

'Ain't Afraid Of Midnight'
Elektra Records (7" promo, Spain) 1993

1. 'When The Levee Breaks' - edit
'When The Levee Breaks' - album version
Elektra Records (Promo CD, US) 1993

1. 'Down In The Hole'
'Ain't Afraid of Midnight'
'When The Levee Breaks'

Elektra Records (Promo CD, Germany) 1993

'A Man And His Blues'
Blue Rock'It Records (CD, US) 1994

some cassette inserts:

(last public performance, Lonestar Roadhouse, NYC June '93)

last home demo (solo, acoustic)
'Rough It Up'
'Convent Girl'
3. 'Body Dragger'

(the last rehearsal - Big Mike's, NYC, June 11 '93)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Danny Gatton interview pt 3

Danny Gatton (part 3)
interview w/ht
Big Mo Studios, Kensington, MD
camera: Jehr Schiavo

Sunday, March 22, 2009

North Fork Sound Top 20 March 22nd ‘09

1. The Faces: Three Button Hand Me Down
2. Third World War: MI5’s Alive
3. John Campbell: Saddle Up My Pony
4. Graham Parker:Don’t Ask Me Questions
5. Dillinger: Fat Beef Skank
6. Sam Cooke: Bring it On Home To Me
7. Quickspace: Lobbalong Song
8. Jeff Beck: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat/Brush With The Blues (live)
9. Brian Auger & Julie Driscoll: Season Of The Witch
10. Stephen Bruton: Right On Time
11. The Shadows: Apache
12. The Brains: Money Changes Everything
13. Marie Knight: I Thought I Told You Not To Tell Them
14. Vince Taylor: Endless Sleep
15. Hawkwind: Hurry On Sundown
16. The Action: Land Of A Thousand Dances
17. Kim Simmonds: How Much More
18. Noel McCalla: Beggin’
19. Rubén Blades: Baby’s In Black
20. Nick Lowe: I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock And Roll)

Vinyl B-Side:
Laurie Anderson: Walk The Dog (One Ten Records)

The Guilty Pleasure:
Sister Sledge: He’s The Greatest Dancer (Cotillion Records)

Featured Album:

JJ Cale: Roll On (Rounder Records)

Last Week’s Listener Favourites:
Roy Harper: All Ireland
Stiff Little Fingers: Alternative Ulster
Dave Alvin: Shenandoah
Warren Zevon: Casey Jones
Finbar Fury: America Cried
Donovan: Atlantis
Gary Brooker & Andy Fairwether-Low: Baby Lee
Nick Lowe: Born A Woman
Sofia: The Boys Are Back In Town
An Emotional Fish: Celebrate
Conway Twitty: Danny Boy
The Deviants: Deviation Street
Sniff & The Tears: Driver’s Seat
Nina Simone: Go To Hell
Suicide: Harlem
Andre Williams & The New Orleans Hellhounds: Hear Ya Dance
Siouxsie: Here Comes That Day
Hank Mizell: Jungle Rock
The Grease Band: Laugh At The Judge
Fleetwood Mac: Man Of The World
Streams Of Whiskey: Misty Morning Albert Bridge
Fun Lovin’ Criminals: Passive/Aggressive
The Faces: Ooh La La
Public Image Ltd: Rise
John Prine: Sam Stone
Najma Akhtar & Gary Lucas: Special Rider Blues
The Cramps: Surfin’ Bird (live at The Academy, NYC ’94)
ZZ Top: Tush
Lulu: Watch That Man
JJ Cale: Where The Sun Don’t Shine
Sonny Sharrock: Who Does She Hope To Be?
Third World War: Working Class Man
Generation X: Ready Steady Go
The Gauchos: Good & Bad
Ian McLagan: My Irish Rose
Otis Redding: Hard To Handle
Elvis Presley: Danny Boy
Rory Gallagher: Calling Card
The Sand Pebbles: Future Proofed
John Lennon: Luck Of The Irish
Dillinger: Cocaine In My Brain
Graham Parker: Soul Shoes
Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby: Men In Sandals

Monday, March 16, 2009

Danny Gatton interview pt. 2

Danny Gatton (part 2)
interview w/ht
Big Mo Studios, Kensington, MD (1993)
camera: Jehr Schiavo

Sunday, March 15, 2009

North Fork Sound Top 20 March 15th ’09

(St. Patrick’s Day special – for Roger)

1. Jerry Lee Lewis w/Don Henley: The Irish Heart Beat
2. Thin Lizzy: The Rocker
3. Rory Gallagher: Calling Card
4. Pierce Turner: Julie London
5. Stiff Little Fingers: Alternative Ulster
6. The Nipple Erectors: King Of The Bop
7. The Divine Comedy: Lost Property
8. The Edge & Sinéad O’Conner: Heroine
9. Marc Carroll: Crashpad Number
10. Bob Geldof: Pale White Girls
11. The Pogues & The Dubliners: The irish Rover
12. Ernie Graham: Romeo And The Lonely Girl
13. The Undertones: Teenage Kicks
14. My Bloody Valentine: Only Shallow
15. Andy White: Religious Persuasion
16. Nick Cave & Shane MacGowan: What A Wonderful World
17. Roy Harper: All Ireland
18. The Waterboys: Medicine Bow
19. The Wheels: Bad Little Woman
20. Flogging Molly: Requiem For A Dying Song

'Danny Boy' by:
Ace Cannon
Conway Twitty
Elvis Presley
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Jackie Wilson
Johnny Cash
Leon Russell & Willie Nelson
Mickey Newbury
Richard Thompson Big Band
Rubén Blades & Luba Mason
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (conductor: Leonard Slatkin)

Vinyl B-side:
Goldie & The Gingerbreads: Please Please

The Guilty Pleasure
The Prissteens: Teenage Dicks

Featured Album:
Them: The Story Of Them (featuring Van Morrison)

Last Week’s Listener Favourites:
PF Sloan: Eve Of Destruction
Mary Gauthier: I Drink
Motörhead: Killed By Death
Inez Foxx: Ask Me
The Pink Fairies: The Snake
The Rolling Stones: Let It Bleed
? & The Mysterians: 96 Tears
The Shirelles: Baby It’s You
Roy Wood: Forever
Third World War: Shepherd’s Bush Cowboy
Stephen Bruton: Please Send Me Somebody To Love
Luna: Friendly Advice
The Faces: All Around The Plynth
Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3: Saturday Groovers
Phyllis Dillon: Don’t Touch Me Tomato
The Sex Patels: Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
Chuck Berry: Hello Little Girl Goodbye
Scott McClatchy: The Legend
Roxy Music: Trash
Gregory Isaacs: My Number One
Arthur Lee: Do You Know The Secret?
Nico: One More Chance
John Prine: Ain’t Hurtin’ Nobody
Nik Void: Rocket USA
Percy Mayfield: Please Send Me Someone To Love
Richard Lloyd: Swipe It
The Nutley Brass: I Wanna Be Sedated
Genesis: The Musical Box
Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band: Low Yo Yo Stuff
Lou Reed: Vicious
Peter Green: The Stumble
The Sex Pistols: Anarchy In The UK
The Georgia Satellites: Nights Of Mystery/I’m Waiting For The Man (live)
Buddy Guy: She Got The Devil in Her
Jim Jones Revus: Cement Mixer
The Heptones: Hypocrite
The Handcuffs: I Just Wanna Be Free, Man
Guy Clark: Baby Took A Limo To Memphis
Lonnie Mack: Money (That’s What I Want)
Gavin Bryars, Tramp & Tom Waits: Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet
Gay Dad: To Earth With Love
Ian McNabb: Go Into The Light,
Elvis Presley: That’s All Right
Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps: Hold Me, Hug Me, Rock Me

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Danny Gatton interview pt. 1

Add Image
Danny Gatton
interview w/ht
Big Mo Studios, Kensington, MD
camera: Jehr Schiavo

Monday, March 9, 2009

Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks

Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks
"All By Myself/Tear It Up/Guitar Boogie"
Rodeo Bar, NYC 3/7/09
Gene Casey
(guitar, lead vocal)

Chris Ripley (drums,vocals)
Tony Palumbo (upright bass, vocals)
Paul Scher (sax, marracas, vocals)

By the beginning of last Saturday's second set, tables had been cleared and NYC's Rodeo Bar was transformed from chips 'n salsa/beer 'n Bar-B-Q dive into a full-on, barnstorming, honky-tonkin' juke-joint thanks to primo rockabilly/western-swing/rhythm & twang combo The Lone Sharks rare foray into the city to show them how it's done. Their rowdy, pulchritudinous East End/S.I. fans think nothing of traveling the 90 miles there and back to get their fix of Cash, Diddley, Alexander, Burnette and Elvis covers along with killer Gene Casey originals like 'It's A Free Country', 'Bad Baby', 'Dirty All The Time', 'That's What Cheaters Do' and others pulled from their 3 and a half albums, 'Aqua Western', 'Fire Theft & Casualty', 'What Happened' and 'Six Pack'. Hell, they even made 'Cry' by Johnny Ray sound great. Go on, take a look at their large and very tasty repertoire.
I arranged to meet some friends at the show, and each of them was very impressed. One - an a&r vet with 30 years under his belt - said the band "restores my faith", a sentiment I feel every time I see them. Another said "my kind of band...good guitar, they swing old school style and the pretty girls shake their their booty to the beat" which, at the end of the day, is really all you need.
Any of you who found this blog by googling "North Fork" + "Long Island Sound", looking for a nice rental for the summer should be pleased to learn that one of the bonuses we get out here is the Sharks play 2 or 3 different places every weekend, all summer long. It may not quite be the new Memphis, Austin or Nashville but, along with the mighty Blaggards, who are also making a great noise in this corner of the world, the Greenport/Riverhead/Amagansett axis is beginning to look like a cool stopover for any pilgrim looking for the real rock & roll.

Ian McLagan & The Bump Band

Ian McLagan & The Bump Band were in top form last Tuesday night at BB King's in NYC. In fact, I'd have to say they were the best I'd ever seen them. Earlier that day, Mac's latest album, 'Never Say Never' was given its offical release on
00:02:59 and from it, he played its title track, 'I Will Follow', 'Little Black Number' and 'When The Crying Is Over'. The rest of the set was pulled from all stages of his illustrious career including his art-school group, The Muleskinners (a Rev. Gary Davis tune), stints with the Small Faces ('Get Yourself Together') and The Faces ('Cindy Incidentally', 'You're So Rude', 'Glad And Sorry') plus 30 years of solo work ('Little Troublemaker', 'Judy Judy Judy', 'You're My Girl', 'Date With An Angel', 'Temperature' and his touching tributes to Ronnie Lane, 'Spiritual Babe', 'Kuschty Rye').
Ian McLagan & The Bump Band
"Kuschty Rye"
Ian McLagan (keyboards, vocals)
Don Harvey (drums)
Mark Andes (bass, backing vocals)
'Scrappy' Jud Newcombe (guitar
, backing vocals)
BB Kings, NYC March 3rd '09
Not many things sound better than a Hammond B-3 through Leslie cabinet and Mac coaxed, teased, pulled and squeezed all the best notes out of his, ahem, purple monster while drummer Don Harvey, bassist Mark Andes and guitarist Jud Newcomb each showed why they're one of the best outfits on the road today. CBS TV's Sunday Morning music correspondent Bill Flanagan paid his respects, and I spotted Damn Fine Day's Scott Schinder and Arnie Goodman from (the ever-tastier) Elmore magazine amongst the super-appreciative crowd.
Earlier Mac told me he'd just had some surgery in the UK but you wouldn't have guessed, as his voice sounded better than ever. His sly cracks aimed at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame (Madonna? Faces support act, Black Sabbath??) drew laughs from the audience and his winning banter made it seem like we were in a west London sitting-room with a bunch of mates. He mentioned that rehearsals for the proposed Faces reunion were fun and went well, although - apart from a rumoured get-together at a future Ronnie Wood show - there's nothing in stone. Everyone's waiting for Rod...including us.
Still, it's not as if Mac has an empty sheet. This tour runs until the end of March, returns to Austin for some SXSW dates and his regular Thursday night Lucky Lounge residency before picking up again for a west coast swing at the end of April/beginning of May. And he's still in high demand as a session player, so catch him when you can. Ian and his Bump Band are a brilliant reminder of bygone days when musical chops and solid material were a fundamental part of being allowed onstage and, of course, a time when rock & roll was more about fun than anything else
Bless ya, Mac...good to see ya.
John Stainze, Ian McLagan
Austin, TX
photo: ht

Sunday, March 8, 2009

North Fork Sound Top 20 March 8th ‘09

1. Najma Akhtar & Gary Lucas: Woh Din
2. Ian McLagan & The Bump Band: An Innocent Man
3. JJ Cale: Fonda-Lina
4. John Lee Hooker: Kiddio
5. The Sand Pebbles: Nathalie
6. Ornette Coleman: The Sphinx
7. Jim Jones Revue: Cement Mixer
8. The Cramps: You Got Good Taste
9. Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks: The Girl On The Cutting Room Floor
10. Robert Cray: Nothin’ But A Woman
11. George Gilmore & The Giblets: Keep On Lovin Me
12. Living Things: Let It Rain
13. The Heptones: Hypocrite
14. The Flamin’ Groovies: Yeah My Baby
15. Sean Tyla: Breakfast In Marin
16. The Resentments: The Greatest
17. Andre Williams: Pray For Your Daughter
18. The Pretenders: Precious
19. Johnny G: The Golden Years
20. Niney The Observer: Blood And Fire

Vinyl B-side:
Otis Watkins: If You’re Ready To Rock (Stiff Records)

The Guilty Pleasure:

Alvin Stardust: Pretend (Stiff Records)

Featured Album:
Charlie Louvin: Sings Murder Ballads and Disaster Songs (Tompkins Square)

Last Week’s Listener Favourites:

NY Loose: Bitch
The Psychedelic Furs: The Ghost In You
Television: Prove It
Van Der Graaf Generator: Theme One
Them: Here Comes The Night
Amy Allison: No Frills Friend
Clarence Clemons & The Red Bank Rockers: A Woman’s Got The Power
Whale: Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
Patti Smith: Rock & Roll Nigger
Derek Martin: Daddy Rollin’ Stone
The Wolfmen: Buzz Me Kate
The Pink Fairies: Taking LSD
Angel Corpus Christi: Hurdy Gurdy Man
Buddy & Julie Miller: Gasoline And Matches
Billy Swan: Shake, Rattle & Roll
Chumbawamba: Add Me
Jet Black Berries: Cara Lin
The Only Ones: Another Girl, Another Planet
Republica: Ready To Go
Intastella: Manchester
Marianne Faithfull: Sister Morphine
The Star Spangles: I Don’t Wanna Be Crazy Anymore
Rupert Holmes: Second Saxophone
The Ronettes: Be My Baby
Mem Shannon: You Ain’t Nothin’ Nice
Cookies: Nothing More
Parliament: Flash Light
Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks: Please Don’t Dance
Paul Thorn: A Lot Of Good Reasons
Bo Diddley: Diddley Daddy
Mick Farren & Andy Colquhoun: The Ladbroke Groove
The Mothers Of Invention: Electric Aunt Jemima
Ike Turner & His Kings Of Rhythm: Prancin’
Screamin’ Joe Neal: Rock & Roll Deacon
Vince Taylor: Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie
Roy Orbison: Oh, Pretty Woman
Nick Lowe: Keep It Out Of Sight

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Gary Lucas

Gary Lucas
Greenwich St, NYC
March 3 '09

Sunday, March 1, 2009

North Fork Sound Top 20 March 1st ‘09

1. Living Colour: Desperate People
2. Blossom Dearie: Someone To Watch Over Me
3. Alice Cooper: Under My Wheels
4. Chuck Perkins & The Voices Of The Big Easy: We Ain’t Dead Yet
5. Lo-Fidelity Allstars: Feel What You Feel
6. Aine Furey: Hello In There
7. Latimore: Let’s Straighten It Out
8. RL Burnside: Alice Mae
9. John Prine: Big Fat Love
10. Toots & The Maytals: Louie Louie
11. Rubén Blades: Muévete
12. Andre Williams: Bait And Switch
13. Mark Olson & Gary Louris: Bloody Hands
14. Chuck Berry: Ain’t That Just Like A Woman
15. Finbar Furey: My Song Of Emigration
16. Albert Lee: Good Times
17. Lene Lovich: Say When
18. Rupert Holmes: Second Saxophone
19. Deborah Evans-Stickland: I Just Want To Make Love To You
20. Altered Images: I Could Be Happy

Vinyl B-side:
Dire Straits: Eastbound Train (live) (Vertigo)

The Guilty Pleasure:
Lou Reed: My Name Is Mok

Featured Album:
Buddy & Julie Miller: Written In Chalk (New West Records)

Last Week’s Listener Favourites:
Nico: Fairest Of The Seasons
Nino Tempo: I Know Where You’re Going
Penguin Café Orchestra: Nothing Really Blue
Humble Pie: Natural Born Bugie
JJ Cale & Eric Clapton: Ride The River
John Cale: Dirty Ass Rock ‘n’ Roll
Sonny: Laugh At Me
Johnny Burnette & The Rock & Roll Trio: Tear It Up
The Georgia Satellites: Railroad Steel
Neil Young: Out On The Weekend
Kimberley Rew: The Truth
Lambchop: This Corrosion
Lo-Fidelity Allstars: Battle Flag
Hoodoo Gurus: You Open My Eyes
Andy MacKay: Alloy Blossom Trumpets in The Suburbs
Harvey Mandel: Wade In The Water
The Beat: Tears Of A Clown
Burning Spear: Pick Up The Pieces
Gillian Welch: Elvis Presley Blues
Hamell On Trial: Big As Life
The Pretty Things: Sickle Clowns
Seasick Steve: St. Louis Slim
Th’ Faith Healers: This Time
Los Lobos: Jockey Full Of Bourbon
The Stooges: Dirt
Little Feat: Cat Fever
Genya Ravan: Flying
Ian Hunter: Death Of A Nation
Timebox: Poor Little Heartbreaker
Jim Kremens: Street Fair
Squeeze: Tempted (BBC)
The Electric Prunes: I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night
Randy Newman: Korean Parents
Mickey Jupp: Rock ‘n’ Roll Peg
The Rolling Stones: Melody
Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg: Je T’Aime…Moi Non Plus
Ian McLagan & The Bump Band: Hello Old Friend
Odetta (w/Dr. John & John Campbell): America, The Beautiful
Nino Rota: La Dolce Vita
The Flowerpot Men (feat: Dr John): Walk On Guilded Splinters
Son House: My Black Mama
Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks: Bad Baby
Rubén Blades: Hopes On Hold (Lou Reed version)