Sunday, December 26, 2010

North Fork Sound - Best Of 2010

Top 25 Tracks:

1. M.I.A: Born Free
Kurt Wagner & Cortney Tidwell present Kort: She Came Around Last Night
3. Macy Gray: Kissed It
4. Rich Hopkins And Luminarios: El Otro Lado Suite

5. The Drive-by Truckers: The Wig He Made Her Wear
Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez: The Deep End
7. Drakkar Sauna: Leave That Hole Alone

Wanda Jackson: Thunder On The Mountain
The Phobics: In My Street
10. Raul Malo: 'Til I Gain Control Again
Bryan Ferry: You Can Dance
12. Shit Robot: Triumph!!!
13. The Wolfmen: July 20
14. Ben Folds & Nick Hornby: Doc Pomus
Ray Wylie Hubbard: Drunken Poet's Dream
16. Peter Wolf: Watch Her Move
17. John Powhida International Airport: Daddy's The Man
18. Teron Beal: Magic Mushroom
Alabama 3: Vietnamistan (A Must For All Parties)
20. Doug Powell: The Uninvisible Man
Matt & Kim: Silver Tiles
22. Elizabeth Cook: El Camino
23. Solomon Burke: Dreams
24. Elvis Costello: All These Strangers
Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby: In My Room

Top 20 Albums:

Kristian Hoffman: Fop
2. Die Antwoord: $O$
3. Jerry Lee Lewis: Mean Old Man
4. Kid Rock: Born Free
5. Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3: Propellor Time
Martin Rev: Stigmata
7. J Roddy Walston & The Business: J Roddy Walston & The Business
8. Roky Erickson w/Okkervil River: True Love Cast Out All Evil
9. Glenna Bell: Perfectly Legal - Songs Of Sex, Love And Murder
10. Mose Allison: The Way Of The World
11. Shooter Jennings & Hierophant: Black Ribbons
12. Dean & Britta: 13 Most Beautiful - Songs For Andy Warhol's Screen Tests
13. Tom Jones: Praise & Blame

14. Mikel Rouse: Recess
15. Dr. John & The Lower 911: Tribal
The Tom Tom Club: Genius Of Live/Genius Of Love (remixes)
17. Vincent Quatroche: Singing Mr. Cedric
Robyn: Body Talk Pt. 2
19. Black Angels: Phosphene Dream
20. LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening

Top 20 Compilations/Reissues:

1. V/A: More Miles Than Money
2. Buddy Holly: Not Fade Away (The Complete Studio Recordings And More)
The Pretty Things: Parachute (40th Anniversary Edition)
4. Wingless Angels: Volumes 1 & 2
5. Iggy & The Stooges: Raw Power (deluxe edition)
6. Chuck Berry: Have Mercy - His Complete Chess Recordings 1964-1974
7. V/A: How Many Roads - Black America Sings Bob Dylan
8. Lee 'Scratch' Perry & Friends: Sipple Out Deh, The Black Ark Years
The Rolling Stones: Exile On Main Street (remastered, deluxe edition)
10. V/A: The London American Label Year By Year (1959, 1960 &1962)
11. Elvis Presley: I Believe - The Gospel Masters
John Lennon: Signature Box
13. Roland White: I Wasn't Born To Rock 'n Roll
14. DA: Exclamation Point (Recordings 1980-1981)
Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames: Mod Classics 1964-1966
16. V/A: Charlie Gillett's Radio Picks - 'Honky Tonk'
17. George Jones: The Great Lost Hits
18. V/A: Mr Success - The Bert Berns Story Vol. 2 1964-1967
19. Lightnin' Hopkins: His Blues
20. Kevin Coyne: I Want My Crown Anthology 1973-1980

Top 10 Remakes:

1. Angel Corpus Christi: Loving You
Eric Clapton: Autumn Leaves
3. The Secret Sisters: Big River
4. McGinty & White: Wichita Lineman
Imelda May: Tainted Love
6. The Jolly Boys feat. Albert Minott: Rehab
7. The Blaggards: Last Of The Steam Powered Trains
8. Quincy Jones feat. Amy Winehouse: It's My Party
9. Peaches: Jonny
10. Robert Plant: Angel Dance


Suicide: 'Girl'
Apollo, Hammersmith 5/3/2010

1. The Stooges/Suicide - Hammersmith, London, 5/2 & 5/3/10
2. Spiritualized - Radio City Music Hall, NYC, 7/30/10
3. Die Antwoord - Gramercy Theater, NYC, 10/29/10
4. Hallogallo 2010 - Damrosch Park, NYC, 8/6/10

5. Mikel Rouse/'Gravity Radio' - Brooklyn Academy Of Music, Brooklyn, NY, 12/7/10
6. Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks -
Fishermans Rest, Cutchogue, 1/16, 6/5 & 8/7/10
7. Alex McMurray, Bill Malchow & The Go Cup All-Stars - Sullivan Hall, NYC, 1/15/10
Jerry Lee Lewis - BB Kings, NY, 9/13/10
9. The Dirty Strangers - Inn On The Green, Ladbroke Grove, London, 5/7/10
10. David Rawlings Machine - Bowery Ballroom, 6/3/10
Roky Erickson w/Okkervil River - Webster Hall, NYC, 5/25/10
12. James Hunter - Boulton Center, Bayshore, 6/23/10
13. The Tom Tom Club - Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, 10/16/10
14. Dr. John - Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett, NY, 8/4/10
15. The Hot 8 Band - The Pleasure Lounge, Shelter Island, NY, 8/20/10

In 2010, NORTH FORK SOUND was the FIRST to play:
Alabama 3: Revolver Soul ( premiere)
Amy Winehouse: "It's My Party"
( premiere)
Angel Corpus Christi: Elvis Elvis (worldwide premiere)
Arif Mardin: All My Friends Are Here
( premiere)
Die Antwoord:
$O$ ( premiere)
Dr John: Tribal ( premiere)
Hallogallo 2010: "Blinkgürtel"/"Drone Schlager"
( premiere)
Hole: "Skinny Little Bitch"
( premiere)
Iggy & The Stooges: "Doojiman"
( premiere)
Jerry Lee Lewis: Mean Old Man
( premiere)
Jim Jones Revue: "High Horse"
( premiere)
John Lennon: "India India"
( premiere)
Kurt Wagner & Cortney Tidwell present Kort: Invariable Heartache
( premiere)
Kristian Hoffman: Fop ( premiere)
Mikel Rouse: Recess (worldwide premiere)
Natalie Merchant: "The Janitor's Boy" ( premiere)
Raul Malo: Saints And Sinners
( premiere)
Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3: Propellor Time (worldwide premiere)
Roky Erickson w/Okkervil River: "Goodbye Sweet Dreams" ( premiere)
Rolling Stones: "Pass The Wine (Sophia Loren)"
( premiere)
Wanda Jackson: The Party Ain't Over
( premiere)

North Fork Sound won't forget:

Neil Christian 01/04/10

Willie Mitchell 01/05/10

Mick Green 01/11/10

Bobby Charles 01/14/10

Lynn Taitt 01/20/10

Dale Hawkins 02/13/10

Mickey Jones 03/10/10

Alex Chilton 03/17/10

Charlie Gillett 03/17/10

Malcolm McLaren 04/08/10

Dennis Hopper 05/29/10

Crispian St. Peters 06/08/10

Bernie Andrews 06/11/10

Pete Quaife 06/23/10

Harvey Fuqua 07/06/10

Sugar Minott 07/10/10

Harvey Pekar 07/12/10

Tuli Kupferberg 07/12/10

Richie Hayward 08/12/10

Michael Been 08/19/10

Alphonsus 'Arrow' Cassell 09/05/10

Solomon Burke 10/10/10

'General' Norman Johnson 10/13/10

Ari Up 10/20/10

Gregory Isaacs 10/25/10

Sonia Pottinger 11/03/10

Don Van Vliet 12/17/10

also, catch howard on WPKN, 89.5fm and on the 2nd Friday of every month. Next show: January 14th, at noon (til 3pm)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

North Fork Sound Top 20 - December 19th 2010

Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) (R.I.P.)
photo: Alex Waterhouse-Hayward

1. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band: Well
2. John Powhida International Airport: Daddy's The Man
3. Hamell On Trial: Hail
4. The Persuaders: Some Guys Have All The Luck
5. John Phillips: She's Just 14
6. Happy Talk Band: Pacific Coast Time
7. Hank Williams III: I'm A Long Gone Daddy
8. John Lee Hooker: Dimples
9. The Yayhoos: Never Give An Inch
10. Keith Richards: The Harder They Come
11. Suicide: Hey Lord

12. Angelo Badalamenti: Freshly Squeezed

13. The Humblebums: Why Don't They Come Back To Dunoon?
15. Soul Brothers Six: Some Kind Of Wonderful
16. Diana Jones: Pony
17. The Upsetters: Dollar In The Teeth
18. Tim Buckley: Move With Me
19. Dr. John & The Lower 911: Feel Good Music

20. Red Simpson: Sleeper Five By Two

North Fork Sound Alb O' The Week
Vincent Quatroche: Singing Mr. Cedric

North Fork Sound Legend Of The Month
Rubén Blades

Last Week's Listener Favourites
801: Tomorrow Never Knows
Aretha Franklin w/Keith Richards: Jumpin' Jack Flash
Bettye LaVette: My Man-He's A Lovin' Man
Bo Diddley
w/Keith Richards & The Shirelles: Bo Diddley Is Crazy
Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez: When I Work My Thang On You
Cottonhead (Mary Birdsong)
Cottonhead: Fuck Me
The Creatures: Pinned Down
Dillinger: The Table Gonna Turn
The Dirty Strangers
The Dirty Strangers: She's A Real Botticelli
Elvis Presley: Talk About The Good Times
The Mothers Of Invention: Cheap Thrills
George Jones & Keith Richards: Say It's Not You
Gillian Welch: Good Til Now
Gretchen Wilson: Don't Come Home A Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)
Ian McLagan
w/Keith Richards: Truly
Jimmy Ricks & The Ravens: Daddy Rolling Stone
Johnny Depp & Come: Madroad Driving

LCD Soundsystem: 45:33 (i)
Lindisfarne: Winter Song
Luna: Sideshow By The Seashore
Marianne Faithfull w/Keith Richards: Sing Me Back Home
Marvin Gaye: Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
Pink Floyd: Arnold Layne
Rodney Crowell: Britney's Got The Blues
The Rolling Stones: Dance Little Sister
Roxy Music: Editions Of You
Roy Lee Johnson: When A Guitar Plays The Blues
Sandy Denny & The Strawbs: How Everyone But Sam Was A Hypocrite
Scott McClatchy: Perfect Thing

Seasick Steve: Just Because I Can (CSX)

The Small Faces: The Universal
Terry Anderson: One Good Heart
Wanda Jackson
Wanda Jackson: Nervous Breakdown
Wanda Jackson: Rip It Up
Wanda Jackson: Thunder On The Mountain
The White Stripes: Rated X
Tho Who: Baby Don't You Do It
The Wild Tchoupitoulas: Here Dey Come
Wingless Angels: Rivers Of Babylon

happy holidays, 'forkers...
next week: the year's best music

Sunday, December 12, 2010

North Fork Sound Top 20 - December 12th 2010

Wingless Angels
1. Wingless Angels: Bright Soul
2. Los Lobos: Patria
3. Gillian Welch: Good Til Now
4. Kid Rock: I Know How
5. The Phobics: 2am
6. Alexis Korner: Get Off Of My Cloud
7. Afrocubism: Mali Cuba
8. David Ruffin: Walk Away From Love
9. Cottonhead: Fuck Me
10. Ed Harcourt: The Devil Came Down The Chimney
11. Howard Tate: You Don't Know Nothing About Love
Billie Jo Spears: Stepchild
13. Junior Parker: Taxman
14. Terry Anderson: One Good Heart

15. Julie London: Come On A My House
16. Roy Harper: When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease
17. Bettye LaVette: My Man - He's A Lovin' Man
18. Ry Cooder: He'll Have To Go
19. Kate Rusby: Village Green Preservation Society

20. Dillinger: The Table Gonna Turn

North Fork Sound Alb O' The Week

Wanda Jackson: The Party Ain't Over

North Fork Sound Legend Of The Month
Rubén Blades
(w/Tommy LiPuma)
SIR Studios, 25th St, NYC
photo: ht

Last Week's Listener Favourites
Brinsley Schwarz: The Version (Hypocrite)
Dirk Hamilton: Los Gatos
Doug Powell: The Uninvisible Man
Gene Casey
Plainview, NY - 11/20/10
photo: ht
Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks: It Should Rain
Georgie Fame: Do The Dog
Geraint Watkins: Champion
Glenna Bell
Glenna Bell: The Cougar Anthem
Glenna Bell: The Southern Gothic Wedding Waltz
The Georgia Satellites: Six Years Gone
The Honeydogs: The Kiss
James Brown: Cold Sweat Pts 1&2
Jerry Lee Lewis: Let's Talk About Us
Junior Byles: The Long Way
Levon Helm: It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
Pizzicato Five: Strawberry Sleighride
Porcupine Tree: Bonnie The Cat
The Pretty Things
The Pretty Things: She's A Lover
Amy Winehouse
London, UK 6/18/07
photo: ht
Amy Winehouse: It's My Party
Robert Plant With Lil' Band O' Gold: It Keeps Rainin'
Roland White: If I Should Wander Back Tonight
Rubén Blades y Seis Del Solar: Cuentas Del Alma
The Saints: (This) Perfect Day

Trombone Shorty: Show Me Something Beautiful

Sunday, December 5, 2010

North Fork Sound Top 20 - December 5th 2010

22 Pistepirkko
1. 22 Pistepirkko: I Knew
2. Geraint Watkins: Champion
3. Elvis Costello: All These Strangers
4. The Feelies: Deep Fascination
5. Matt & Kim: Silver Tiles
6. Chas & Dave: Woortcha!
7. Café Tacuba: El Borrego
8. Sir Douglas Quintet: It Didn't Even Bring Me Down
9. Doug Powell: The Uninvisible Man
10. Quincy Jones feat. Three 6 Mafia & David Banner: Hikky-Burr
Levon Helm: It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
12. William Burroughs & Tomandandy: Old Western Movies

13. Emil O'Connor: Some Of Your Lovin'
Will Hoge: Hard To Love
15. Scotty: Draw Your Brakes
16. Larry Williams: She Said 'Yeah'
17. Cerberus Shoal: Hymn
18. John Dee Holeman: Big Boss Man
19. Egg: Wind Quartet 2

20. Mike Sheridan & The Nightriders: Don't Turn Your Back On Me

North Fork Sound Alb O' The Week

Glenna Bell: Perfectly Legal - Songs Of Sex, Love And Murder

North Fork Sound Legend Of The Month
Rubén Blades
Montecito, CA
photo: ht

Last Week's Listener Favourites
The Arabians: Dog Wild
Bernard Fowler & The Laddins: Soulfingertips
Big Jack Reynolds: Little Dog
Billy Bragg & Wilco: She Came Along To Me
Billy Bragg: Help Save The Youth Of America
Billy Bragg: Tank Park Salute
Bobby Darin: Mack The Knife
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band: Tropical Hot Dog Night
The Cramps: Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?
Dave Edmunds: The Claw
Dungen: Brallor
The Flamin' Groovies: Yeah My Baby
Georgie Fame: Do The Dog
J Roddy Walston & The Business: Sally Bangs
James Hunter: Hand It Over
John Lydon
W. 23rd St, NYC
photo: ht
John Lydon: Dog
Jon Cleary: Burnt Mouth Boogie
Karen Dalton: Same Old Man
Kid Rock w/Zac Brown: Flyin' High
Marianne Nowottny
photo: ht

Marianne Nowottny: Dog Of Ivory
Mark Granfield: Spook Dogs
Marvin Gaye: I'll Be Doggone
The Mighty Hannibal
The Mighty Hannibal: Jerkin' The Dog
Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Mansion On The Hill (live)
Peter C Johnson: I'm A Dog
The Pretty Things: Miss Faye Regrets
The Pretty Things: She Was Tall, She Was High
The Pulsars: Cast Iron Dog
The Replacements
The Replacements: Jungle Rock
The Resentments: Too Much Monkey Business
Ronnie Self: Ain't I'm A Dog
Sara Hickman: Like A Collar On A Dog
The Sex Patels: The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum
Shelby Lynne: Old Dog
Shorty Long: Devil With The Blue Dress
Sister Sledge: He's The Greatest Dancer
The Slickers: Johnny Too Bad
Spencer Davis Group: Stevie's Groove
Ted Nugent: Dog Eat Dog
Winston Scotland: Skanky Dog
The Wolfmen: Love Is A Dog

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