Sunday, January 31, 2010

North Fork Sound Top 20 - January 31st '10

Ed Hamell, Peter Lubin
W. 23rd St, NYC
photo: ht
1. Hamell On Trial: The Meeting (live)
Patti Smith & Fred Smith: It Takes Time
Dobie Gray: The 'In' Crowd
4. Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks: It's A Free Country
5. Baba Brooks: Watermelon Man
6. Family: In My Own Time
7. Jimi Hendrix: Crosstown Traffic
8. Don Covay: It's Better To Have (And Don't Need)
9. Chuck Berry: I'm A Rocker
10. Eric Clapton & The Powerhouse: Crossroads
Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents: Mama Told Me
12. C.C. Adcock: Kissin' Kouzans
13. Ricky Nelson: Lonesome Town
14. Richard Hell & The Voidoids: Blank Generation

15. Jolly Bros: Cool Down
16. Elliott Sharp: InSERGEncy
17. Bob Seger: Katmandu
18. Midlake: Acts Of Man
19. Happy Mondays: Bob's Yer Uncle (Perfecto 12" mix)
Donovan: Hurdy Gurdy Man

North Fork Sound Alb O' The Week:
Shpongle: Ineffable Mysteries From Shpongleland

North Fork Sound Legend Of The Month:
Nick Lowe

Last Week's Listener Thumbs-Ups:
John 'Snaykee' McParland
The Wolf:Gang Deisel)
Scranton, NY
photo: ht

The Wolf:Gang Deisel: Horsemeat Pie
The Slits: Be It
Link Wray: Rumble
William DeVaughan: Be Thankful For What You Got
Doug Powell: Return To Sender
Ronnie Spector: Hell Of A Nerve
Ace: How Long
B.B. King: Chains And Things
Carl Perkins: Matchbox
Eddie Cochran: Cut Across Shorty
Shelby Lynne: Johnny Met June
Sparks: Suburban Homeboy
The Tornados: Earthy
Bryan Ferry: It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
The Pirates: Four To The bar
Johnny Hiland: Gatton To It
The Charms: Top Down
Nanci Griffiths & John Prine: Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness
Fats Domino: Please Don't Leave
Doris Troy: Just One Look
Alvin Robinson: Down Home Girl
Fairport Convention: White Dress
The Techniques: Queen Majesty
David Bowie: After All
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss: Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)
Richard Berry & The Pharoahs: Louie Louie
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band: Sure Nuff 'n Yes I Do
Mikel Rouse: Wait For Me
J.J. Cale: I'll Make Love To You Anytime
Freda Payne: Band Of Gold
The Pretty Things: Havana Bound
Duffy: Distant Dreamer
Galactic: Crazyhorse Mongoose
Bob Dylan: Tombstone Blues (alt. take)
Dr. John & The Lower 911 (w/Eric Clapton): Time For A Change
White Hills: Radiate
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes: If You Don't Love Me By Now
The Faces: Around The Plynth
Chuck Berry: Little Queenie (live)
Vince Quatroche: An Understanding
Fleetwood Mac: Man Of The World
The Fun Lovin' Criminals: Loco
The Sisters Of Mercy: Temple Of Love (Touched By The Hand Of Ofra Haza)

Alan Vega, Kevin Patrick, Andrew Eldritch
Gramercy Park Hotel, NYC, room 825
photo: ht

Sunday, January 24, 2010

North Fork Sound Top 20 - January 24th '10

Louise Hull

1. Louise Hull: Warning Signs
2. White Hills: Radiate
3. Vince Quatroche: New Suffolk Girls
The Techniques: Queen Majesty
5. Johnny Hiland: Gatton To It
6. Reckless Kelly: Idaho Cowboy
7. Barrington Levy: On The Telephone
The Faces: Around The Plynth
9. Fun Lovin' Criminals: Loco (Latin Quarter version)
Billy Swan: Jailhouse Rock/King Creole
11. The Incredible String Band: Chinese White
12. Waylon Jennings: Waymore's Blues
13. Sam Cooke: Mean Ole World
14. J.J. Cale: I'll Make Love To You Anytime
15. The Doors: Maggie M'Gill
mewithoutYou: Bullet To Binary Pt. 2
17. Marty Robbins: Singing The Blues

18. The Fugs: Wide, Wide River
19. Prince: We March
20. White Rabbits: Rudie Fails

North Fork Sound Alb O' The Week:
The Pirates: Shakin' At The Beeb - BBC Sessions 1976 - 1978

North Fork Sound Legend Of The Month:
Nick Lowe

Last Week's Listener Thumbs-Ups:
Dean Wareham, Angel Corpus Christi, Alan Vega
W. 23rd St, NYC
photo: ht

Angel Corpus Christi: Big Black Cloud
Nebula: The Dagger
Burning Spear: Black Wa-Da-Da
Alex McMurray: I Am In Hell
Marvin Gaye: Anna's Song
Big Joe Turner: Low Down Dog
Kevin Ayers: Stranger In Blue Suede Shoes
John Mayall: Streamline
The Four Horsemen: Drunk Again
Bo Diddley: Mona
Luna: Crazy People
Barrington Levy: Rob And Gone
Brenda Lee: Sweet Nothin's
The Crickets: My Little Girl
David Bowie: Suffragette City
Marianne Faithfull: Down From Dover
Bobby 'Blue' Bland: I Wouldn't Treat A Dog (The Way You Treated Me)
Jerry Lee Lewis w/Jimmy Page: Rock And Roll
Elvis Presley: I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water
Billy Bragg: Sexuality
The Isley Brothers: That Lady
Lou Reed & John Cale: Nobody But You
T. Valentine: Hello Lucille, Are You A Lesbian?
Nick Lowe: I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass
The Crusaders: Put It Where You Want It
Genya Ravan: What Kind Of Man Are You
The Divinyls: Pleasure And Pain
Todd Rundgren: Bang The Drum All Day
Man: Bananas
Shelby Lynne: Johnny Met June
Twinkle: Terry
Link Wray: Rumble
Brinsley Schwarz: (What's So Funny 'bout) Peace, Love And Understanding
Delbert McClinton: The Jealous Kind
The Sex Pistols: EMI
Elliot Easton: (Wearing Down) Like A Wheel
Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez: Born To Be Together
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates: A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues
The Pirates: Castin My Spell
Nina Hagen: New York, New York
Nina Hagen, ht
Paradise Garage, NYC - 1984
photo: Gail Bruesewitz

Sunday, January 17, 2010

North Fork Sound Top 20 - January 17th '10

Not a good week. Haiti was bad enough, but the deaths of Teddy Pendergrass, Mick Green AND
Bobby Charles really cast a long shadow here at NoFoSo towers. This week's entire top 20 is shared, equally, by Mick & Bobby (core-artists here) who had a hand in all the songs either as a singer, writer or guitarist.

The week ended,
however, on a much higher note Friday when the Slits' vocalist, Ari Up, welcomed me to her Brooklyn apartment to talk about the band's latest, and possibly finest release, 'Trapped Animal'. It was great seeing her again and good to know she's practically unchanged and as voluble, spirited and engaging as always.

Later that night,
2009 NoFoSo Alb o' The Year winner Alex McMurray turned up in the West Village with Bill Malchow & the Go Cup All-Stars adding a couple of Bobby Charles songs (He's Got All The Whiskey, See You Later Alligator) to a set heavy with the essence of New Orleans. A righteous gig, and a good time had by all.
And, just to finish on another positive note, last night in Cutchogue, where going to the library is usually about the most exciting thing to do, I saw a band pepper their own top-grade originals (incl. Bad Baby, The Girl On The Cutting Room Floor, It Should Rain) with covers like Memphis, Cry Cry Cry, Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger, Shake Rattle And Roll,
a fantastic Peter Gunn/Shakin' All Over/James Bond Theme medley, Open Up Your Back Door, I'm A King Bee (w/guest harp-er, Charlie) and the hottest Folsom Prison Blues I've ever heard. Of course I'm talking about the Lone Sharks, who ALWAYS step it up a notch. The locals agree, too, as there were more than ever before and lotsa dancing goin' on. Even Elvis showed up. A tip of the hat, then, to the Fishermans Rest, who are trying to build a credible, live music scene out here on the North Fork.

The Pirates: Castin' My Spell
Bobby Charles: I Must Be In A Good Place Now
3. Johnny Kidd & The Pirates: A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues
Fats Domino: Walking To New Orleans
Paul McCartney: Honey Hush
6. Delbert McClinton: The Jealous Kind
Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas: Don't You Do It No More
8. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros: Before I Grow Too Old
Lemmy & The Upsetters (feat. Mick Green): Paradise
10. Muddy Waters: Why Are People Like That?
Van Morrison: Stop Drinking
12. Johnnie Allan: Tennessee Blues
13. The British Invasion Allstars (feat. Phil May & Mick Green): Shakin' All Over
14. Dr. John & The Lower 911 (feat Willie Nelson): Promises, Promises
Doctor's Order w/Mick Green: The Wildest Beast On Six Feet
16. Paul Butterfield's Better Days: Small Town Talk
17. Bryan Ferry: Goin' Down
18. The Band: The Last Train To Memphis
19. Dr. Feelgood: Going Back Home

20. Bill Haley & His Comets: See You Later, Alligator

North Fork Sound Alb O' The Week:
The Slits: Trapped Animal

Ari Up, The Slits
Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY

North Fork Legend Of The Month:
Nick Lowe

Last Week's Listener 'Thumbs-Ups':
(our audience grew considerably last week, for some reason)

The Sugarcubes: Blue-Eyed Pop
The Slits: Ask Ma
Nouvelle Vague: God Save The Queen
Muddy Waters: Got My Mojo Workin'
The Move: (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Saturday Night Special
The Flowerpotmen: Joe's So Mean To Josephine
The Fleshtones feat: Alan Vega:
Felt: Primitive Painters
The Doughboys: Twelve Bars And I Still Have The Blues
The Doughboys: Break Out
The Doughboys: Queen City
The Doughboys: It's Alright
Carl Malcolm & Ranking Trevor: Repatriation
Nina Hagen: African Reggae
Lulu: Shout
Faron's Flamingos: Let's Stomp
Family: Burlesque
Brinsley Schwarz: Trying To Live My Life Without You
Nick Lowe: 36 Inches High
Nick Lowe: Heart Of The City
Nick Lowe: Truth Drug
Nick Lowe's Last Chicken In The Shop: I Knew The Bride
Bell XI: A Better Band
Nina Simone: Backlash Blues
Lou Reed: Last Great American Whale
The Godfathers: Birth, School, Work, Death
Chas & Dave: I'm In Trouble
Blind Willie Johnson: It's Nobody's Fault But Mine
Angelo Badalamenti: Mysteries Of Love (French Horn solo)
Mick Jagger: Memo From Turner
Dion: Shake, Rattle & Roll
Max Wall: England's Glory
The Blasters: Marie Marie
The Stooges: Real Cool Time
RL Burnside: Stole My Check
Marvin Gaye: You're A Wonderful One
Jerry Lee Lewis: Down The Line
Scott McClatchy: No Surrender
Genya Ravan: Back in My Arms Again
Elvis Presley: That's Alright Mama (live)
Smokie Robinson & The Miracles: Going To A Go-Go
The Fugs: Kill For Peace
Donald Fagan: Ruby Baby
Conway Twitty: Is A Bluebird Blue
Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited
I-Roy: Maggie Breast
Dwight Twilley Band: Rock And Roll 47
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates: Shakin' All Over
Adam & The Ants: S.E.X.
Peter Tosh: Johnny B. Goode
David Bowie: Queen Bitch
Chuck Berry: Nadine (Is It You?)
The Famous Monsters: Breaking Up
The Damned: Neat Neat Neat
Bob Log III: Manipulate Your Figments
Bo Diddley: Mona
Felt: Primitive Painters
The Star Spangles: Gangland
Bobby Parker: Watch Your Step
Love Spit Love: How Soon Is Now?
The Balloon Farm: A Question Of Temperature
The Rolling Stones: Tumbling Dice
The Talking Heads: Psycho Killer
BB King w/John Lee Hooker: You Shook Me
Southern Culture On The Skids: 8 Piece Box
The Who: Who Are You
Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks: A Better Place
Gene Ammons: But Beautiful
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band: Long Neck Bottles
Althea Ranks: Jamaica 21
The Low Anthem: To The Ghosts Who Write History Books
Dawn Penn: You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)
Lori Carson: Something's Got Me
The Patti Smith Goup: Dancing Barefoot
The Rockin' Vicars: It's All Right
Blur: Parklife
Earthless: Cherry Red
Alex McMurray: You've Got To Be Crazy To Live in This Town

Alex McMurray
Sullivan Hall, NYC

'Outrageous Love'
Sullivan Hall, NYC

Alex McMurray: guitar/vocals
Bill Malchow: piano
Scott Bourgeois: tenor sax
Skip Ward: bass
Louie Appel: drums

Friday, January 15, 2010

RIP Bobby Charles

Robert Charles Guidry
February 21, 1938 – January 14, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

RIP Mick Green

Mick Green
22 February 1944 – 11 January 2010
John Bowley

Sunday, January 10, 2010

North Fork Sound Top 20 - January 10th '10

1. Jesse Winchester: Sham-A-Ling-Dong-Ding

2. Carl Malcolm & Ranking Trevor: Repatriation
3. The Sugarcubes: Blue-Eyed Pop
4. Johnny Cash: Country Trash
5. Famous Monsters (feat: Tom Phobic & Giovanni Dadomo): Breaking Up
6. The Slits: Ask Ma
7. John Cooper-Clarke: Twat
8. Michael Nyman: Bird List
The Move: (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher (live)
10. Stephen Bruton: Acre Of Snakes
11. Muddy Waters: Got My Mojo Workin'
12. Bob Log III: Manipulate Your Figments
13. Felt: Primitive Painters
14. Wild Jimmy Spruill: Cut And Dried
15. Grand Avenue: Almost Gone
16. Althea Ranks: Jamaica 21
17. Flowered Up: Weekender
18. Nina Hagen: African Reggae
19. The Flowerpot Men: Joe's So Mean To Josephine
20. Nouvelle Vague: God Save The Queen

North Fork Sound Alb O' The Week:
The Doughboys: Act Your Rage

North Fork Legend Of The Month:
Nick Lowe

Last Week's Listener 'Thumbs-Ups':
The Star Spangles & Kim Fowley
Ian Wilson, Joey Valentine, KF, Nick Price, Tommy Volume
Randall's Island, NY, 8/14/04

photo: ht
The Star Spangles: I Live For Speed
The Grateful Dead: Supplication (live)
The Kinks: Did Ya
Fay Bennett: Big Cocky Wally
The Beatles: Polythene Pam/She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
Graham Parker: Back To Schooldays
Little Bob Story: Cry Baby
The Doughboys: Carmalina
The Who: The Last Time
Status Quo: Caroline
Ronnie Lane & Slim Chance: I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
Motörhead: Life's A Bitch
James Brown: The Payback
PT Walkley: Punch Drunk
Johnny & The Hurricanes: Beatnik Fly
The Specials: A Message To You Rudy
Maxine & Jahnet: One Light, Four Wheels
New Power Generation: Goldie's Parade
The Flamin' Groovies: Married Woman
The Move: Fire Brigade
Dire Straits: Sultans Of Swing (demo)
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Duppy Conqueror
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band: Suction Prints
The Stranglers: Something Better Change
The Count Bishops: Too Much Too Soon
Nick Lowe: Let's Go To The Disco
New Moscow: Turbonegro Must Be Destroyed
The Flashcubes: Natalie
Big Danny Oliver: Sapphire
The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band: The Intro And The Outro
Sly, Robbie & Brackenridge: Taxi Connection
Chuck Berry: I'm Talking About You
Ian Dury: The Passing Show
Jackie DeShannon: When You Walk In The Room
Yellowman: Body Move
Eek-A-Mouse, Yellowman, ht
Madison Square Garden, NYC

Sunday, January 3, 2010

North Fork Sound Top 20 - January 3rd '10

Dave Edmunds
Chris Walter

1. Dave Edmunds: Let It Rock
2. The Doughboys: Carmalina
3. Amazing Rhythm Aces: Third Rate Romance
4. Little Bob Story: Cry Baby
5. Steve Reich & Musicians: Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices & Organ
6. Robert Palmer: Johnny & Mary
7. Maxine & Jahnet: One Light, Four Wheels
8. Lee 'Scratch' Perry: Rolling Thunder
9. Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band: Suction Prints
10. Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby: Teflon Wok
11. Spooky Tooth: Sunshine Help Me
12. 10,000 Maniacs: Death Of Manolete
13. Double Cross: Comin' Down
14. Steely Dan: Josie
15. Funkadelic: (Not Just) Knee Deep Pt.1
16. Dire Straits: Sultans Of Swing (demo)
17. T-Model Ford: I'm Insane
18. Mari Atsumi: Suki Yo Ai Shite
19. Peter Case: Six Nights A Week
20. Sonny West: Oh Boy!

North Fork Sound Alb O' The Week:
V/A: Honky Tonk - Charlie Gillett's Radio Picks

North Fork Sound Legend Of The Month:
Nick Lowe

Last Fortnight's Listener 'Thumbs-Ups':
Marianne Nowottny
photo: ht
Marianne Nowottny: Whipped Cream
The Sweet: Fox On The Run
Mark Knopfler: Cleaning My Gun
Bell XI: Amelia
Jack Scott: The Way I Walk
The Cellar Family: Dr. McCoy
Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead: Slow Train
John Cooper Clarke: Postwar Glamour Girls
Eli 'Paperboy' Reed & The True Loves: The Satisfier
Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers: Born To Lose
Etta James: Tough Lover
Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby: Bobblehead Doll
Chuck Berry: Childhood Sweetheart (alternate)
Nick Lowe: What's Shakin' On The Hill
Kirsty MacColl: A New England
Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth: The Goods Are Odd
Alice Cooper: Under My Wheels
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears: Gunpowder
The Woodentops: Maybe It Won't Last
Terry Edwards: Creosote
The Sex Patels: Watching The Detectives
Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks: Who Do You Love
Mudcrutch: Wild Eyes
Joe Brown: Ain't Too Old
The Passengers: Two Lovers
Them: One Two Brown Eyes
Lee 'Scratch' Perry: Big Neck Police
? & The Mysterians: 96 Tears

? & The Prissteerians
Lori Yorkman, Rudi Martinez, Tina Canellas, Leslie Day
Coney Island High, NYC
photo: ht