Sunday, December 13, 2009


North Fork Sound's 50 Best Songs, 2009:

  1. Alex McMurray: The Woman I Love
  2. Bruce Anderson: The Inherent Beauty Of Hopelessness
  3. Ian Hunter: Man Overboard
  4. Delbert McClinton & Dick 50: Out Of My Mind
  5. Betty Davis: Whorey Angel
  6. Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks: The Girl On The Cutting Room Floor
  7. Mikel Rouse: Wait For Me
  8. Bell XI: Amelia
  9. Brinsley Forde: Your Love Is Overdue
  10. Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3: What You Is
  11. Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women: Don’t Make Promises
  12. Mark Knopfler: Cleaning My Gun
  13. Angus Khan: Hot Pants
  14. Dan Sartain: Bohemian Grove
  15. Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez w/Al Anderson & Ian Hunter: The Deep End
  16. The Dirty Strangers: Talk To Me
  17. The Jim Jones Revue: Freak Of Nature
  18. Mick Hargreaves: Bridget
  19. Bob Dylan: Life Is Hard
  20. Martin Rev: Salve
  21. Amy Allison: Sheffield Streets
  22. Dirk Hamilton: Time To Close
  23. The Shazam: NFU
  24. The Low Anthem: Charlie Darwin
  25. Ducks DeLuxe: Dig Me Deep
  26. Hidden City: Raw Weather
  27. The Wolfmen: I'm Not A Young Man Anymore
  28. Madness: Forever Young
  29. Addie Brik: Shade Of Palms
  30. The Noisettes: Never Forget You
  31. Mark Bingham: The Earth Cracks
  32. Sarah Gillespie: Stalking Juliet
  33. Bob Log III: Goddam Sounds Good
  34. Charlie Louvin: The Little Grave In Georgia
  35. The Dead Weather: A Child Of A Few Hours Is Burning To Death
  36. Glenn Tilbrook & The Fluffers: Still
  37. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears: I’m Broke
  38. Chester French: She Loves Everybody
  39. Najma Akhtar & Gary Lucas: Fragrance
  40. The Strange Death Of Liberal England: Summer Gave Us Sweets But Autumn Wrought Division
  41. Certain General: Stolen Car
  42. Charlie Hayden w/Rachel & Tanya Hayden: Oh, Take Me Back
  43. The Bottle Rockets: Shame On Me
  44. Kasabian: Vlad The Impaler
  45. Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth: Indie Girl
  46. Wooden Shjips: Down By The Sea
  47. The Blind Boys Of Alabama w/Solomon Burke: None Of Us Are Free
  48. The Rainman Suite: Maturity
  49. The Woodentops: Conversations
  50. Kris Kristofferson: Starlight And Stone
Best Album:
Alex McMurray: How To Be A Cannonball

North Fork Sound's 10 Best Compilations/Reissues, 2009:

  1. 13th Floor Elevators: Sign Of The 3 Eyed Men
  2. Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention: Lumpy Money
  3. Bo Diddley: Ride On - The Chess Masters, 1960-1961
  4. Nick Lowe: Quiet Please – The New Best Of Nick Lowe
  5. Roy Lee Johnson: When A Guitar Plays The Blues
  6. V/A: Holy Mackerel! – Pretenders To Little Richard’s Throne
  7. Chuck Berry: You Never Can Tell Complete Chess Recordings ‘60-‘66
  8. MX-80: Big Hits/Hard Attack
  9. V/A: Honky Tonk - Charlie Gillett's Radio Picks
  10. V/A: Keep Your Soul - A Tribute To Doug Sahm
North Fork Sound's 20 Best Remakes, 2009:

  1. Dion: Sweet Little Rock And Roller
  2. Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed & The True Loves: Ace Of Spades
  3. LCD Soundsystem: Bye Bye Bayou
  4. Rickie Lee Jones: Subterranean Homesick Blues
  5. Los Lobos: It Didn’t Even Bring Me Down
  6. Richard Lloyd: Are You Experienced
  7. Aswad: Roots Rockin’ 2
  8. The Soul Survivors: All I Need
  9. Mungo Jerry: Mama Don’t Allow
  10. The Jerry Garcia Band: Sitting In Limbo
  11. George Gilmore & The Giblets: Tell The Truth
  12. The Third Degree: Mercy
  13. Little Willie G: She’s About A Mover
  14. Matthew Sweet & Suzanna Hoffs: I’ve Seen All Good People
  15. Shelby Lynne: Don't Think Twice It's Alright
  16. New York Dolls: Trash
  17. Rosanne Cash: She’s Got You
  18. Band Of Heathens: Look At Miss Ohio
  19. Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents: Shake Some Action
  20. Swamp Dogg: Ain’t That A Shame
North Fork Sound's 10 Best Shows, 2009:

1. Van Der Graaf Generator, Nokia Theater, NYC - 06/21/09

2. Ian Hunter, Rockefeller Park, NYC - 06/24/09
3. Happy Mondays, Roseland, NYC - 10/09/09

4. Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks, Rodeo Bar, NYC - 03/07/07
5. Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women, Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett - 07/12/09
Shelby Lynne, Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett - 12/11/09
Toots & The Maytals, Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett - 09/07/09
8. Ian McLagan, BB King's NYC - 03/03/09

9. Gary Lucas, Gramercy Theater, NYC - 06/11/09
Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks, Fisherman's Rest, Cutchogue 10/08/09
11. Motörhead, Roseland, NYC - 09/09/09
12. The Blaggards, Nick's, Montauk - 9/26/09
13. Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3, The Bell House, Brooklyn - 06/11/09
Glenn Tilbrook & The Fluffers, Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett - 09/12/09
15. Burning Spear, Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett - 07/31/09
16. Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby, Lakeside Lounge, NYC - 07/22/09
Graham Parker, Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett - 07/02/09
18. The English Beat, Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett - 11/21/09
Bob Log III, 100 Club, London - 04/08/09
20. Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks, Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Riverhead - 03/21/09

Lest We Forget:

Ron Asheton, 01/06/09
Dave Dee, 01/09/09
Reg Gutteridge, 01/24/09
John Martyn, 01/29/09
Lux Interior, 02/04/09
Snooks Eaglin, 02/18/09
Eddie Bo, 03/18/09
Stephen Bruton, 05/09/09
Danny LaRue, 05/31/09
Koko Taylor, 06/03/09
David Carradine, 06/03/09
Hugh Hopper, 06/07/09
Bob Bogle, 06/14/09
Steven Wells, 06/24/09
Sky Saxon, 06/25/09
Karl Malden, 07/01/09
Mollie Sugden, 07/01/09
Arturo Gatti, 07/11/09
Sir Bobby Robson, 07/31/09
Billy Lee Riley, 08/02/09
Willie DeVille, 08/06/09
Les Paul, 08/13/09
Ellie Greenwich, 08/26/09
Jim Carroll, 09/11/09
Shelby Singleton, 10/07/09
Steve Ferguson, 10/07/09
Liam Maher, 10/20/09
Sophia, 10/26/09
Norton Buffalo, 10/30/09
Edward Woodward, 11/16/09
David Aaron Clark, 11/28/09
Bob Keane, 11/28/09

Last Week's Listener Favourites:

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Listen To Her Heart
Syd Barrett: Octopus
Lightnin' Hopkins: Got To Move Your Baby
Cowboy Junkies: Cause Cheap Is How I Feel
Syd Straw w/Dave Alvin: What Am I Worth
The Penguin Cafe Orchestra: Giles Farnaby's Dream
Bo Diddley: Pretty Thing
The Prissteens: Going Out Tonight
The False Virgins: Heroin Valkyrie
James Hunter: Don't Do Me No Favours
The Count Bishops: Walkin' The Dog
Bo Diddley: Bo Diddley Is Crazy
Muddy Waters: Tiger In Your Tank
The Vaughan Brothers: Hard To Be
Sweet Justice: Blood And Alcohol
Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth: The Goods Are Odd
Neil Young: Old Man
Them: My Little Baby
The Cramps: How Come You Do Me
The Romantics: What I Like About You
The Grateful Dead: New Minglewood Blues (Nassau Coliseum)
Los Lobos: One Time One Night
Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks: Gone Hollywood
The Records: Starry Eyes
The New Radicals: You Get What You Give
Isaac Hayes: Theme From "Shaft"
The Velvet Underground: Who Loves The Sun
Knox Chandler: Atum
Tim Buckley: Dolphins
John Doe & Kathleen Edwards: The Golden State
Wire: I Am The Fly
Mickey Newbury: San Francisco Mabel Joy
The Bubble Puppy: Hot Smoke And Sassafrass
Chuck Berry: Woodpecker
Pete Wingfield: 18 With A Bullet
Martin Newell: Christmas In Suburbia

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