Sunday, December 18, 2011

North Fork Sound 2011 Wrap-up

2011 - Top 40 Tracks:
Mayer Hawthorne
1. Mayer Hawthorne: The Walk
If By Yes: Adrift
3. Anna Calvi: Suzanne And I
4. Barnacle Bill: For The Best
5. Queen Ifrica: Pot Still Haffi Bubble
6. Nikki Lane: Walk Of Shame
7. The Jans Project: For Shame Unknown
8. Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three: Chittlin' Cookin' Time In Cheatham County
9. Johnny Nicholas: Hard Time Livin'
10. The Phobics: On My Street
The Rezillos: Out Of This World
12. Smithereens: A World Of Our Own
13. Tedeschi Trucks Band: Until You Remember
14. Merle Haggard: Working in Tennessee
15. Solomon Burke & De Dijk: What A Woman

16. The Sea Monsters: Zero
17. David Lynch: Crazy Clown Time
18. Van Der Graff Generator: Elsewhere
19. Emperor X: Allahu Akbar

20. The Killer B's: Jack Kerouac Kinda Day
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings (w/Mary-Margaret O'Hara): Heart A Mine
22. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit: Codeine
Betty Wright & The Roots: (feat. Snoop Dogg): Real Woman
24. Whitey Morgan & The 78s: Turn Up The Bottle
25. Billy Bragg: Never Buy The Sun
26. M83: Raconte-Moi Une Histoire
27. Kate Bush: 50 Words For Snow
28. The Mike Eldred Trio (feat. Scotty Moore): Ms. Gayle's Chicken House
Roy Sludge (feat. Duke Levine): Honey Fingers
30. 22 Pistepirkko: Find Me
31. Zonder Kennedy & The Scoville Junkies: 20,000 Dollars Worth Of Twang
32. Trombone Shorty (w/Kid Rock & Robert Mercurio): Mrs. Orleans
33. Holly Williams: Blue Is My Heart
34. Dale Watson & The Texas Two: Elbow Grease, Spackle And Pine-Sol
35. Edward Rogers: The Biba Crowd
36. The Dustaphonics: Tura Faster Pussycat
37. George Gilmore: Bottle In The Weeds
38. Zun Zun Egui: Fandango Fresh
39. The Cash Box Kings: Fraulein On Paulina
40. Rob Wasserman w/Van Dyke Parks: The Note Of Hope

Top 25 Albums:
1. Dave Alvin: Eleven Eleven
2. Black Joe Louis & The Honeybears: Scandalous
3. Duane Eddy: Road Trip
4. Hayes Carll: KMAG YOYO (And Other American Stories)
5. Ry Cooder: Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down
6. Gary Lucas' Gods And Monsters: The Ordeal Of Civility

7. Tulipomania: The Whispering Campaign
8. Steven Wilson: Grace For Drowning (deluxe edition)
9. Scott H. Biram: Bad Ingredients
10. Wanda Jackson: The Party Ain't Over
11. Raphael Saadiq: Stone Rollin'
12. Beady Eye: Different Gear, Still Speeding
13. The Grateful Dead: Europe '72 Volume 2

14. Dirty Projectors & Björk: Mount Wittenberg Orca
15. Fraser Anderson: Little Glass Box
16. The Wolfmen: Married To The Eiffel Tower
17. Ben Hall: Ben Hall!
18. Robyn Hitchcock: Tromsø, Kaptein
19. Graham Bowers: Unresolved Issues
20. Joey DeFrancesco: 40
21. Mocean Worker: Candygram for Mowo!
Tinariwen: Tassili
23. The Steve Miller Band: Bingo!
24. Andy Statman: Old Brooklyn
25. =
Hank 3's 3 Bar Ranch: Cattle Callin
25. = Louis C.K: Hilarious

Top 20 Compilations/Reissues:
1. Mickey Newbury: An American Trilogy
2. Bobby Charles: Bobby Charles
Various Artists: The Big Beat - The Dave Bartholomew Songbook
4. Howlin' Wolf: Smokestack Lightning - The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960
5. Candi Staton: Evidence - The Complete Fame Records Masters
6. Gregory Isaacs: Night Nurse - The Best Of
7. Fats Domino: The Imperial Singles Vol. 4
8. Frankie Miller: That's Who! The Complete Chrysalis Recordings, (1973-1980)
9. King Tubby: The Dub Master
10. Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings: Collector's Edition
Various Artists: The London American Label Year By Year (1963)
Roy Orbison: The Monument Singles Collection
13. Phil Spector: Presents The Philles Album Collection
14. Robert Johnson: The Complete Recordings (vinyl masters version)
15. Michael Chapman: Fully Qualified Survivor
16. Lee 'Scratch' Perry: The Return Of Pipecock Jackson
17. Various Artists: Disco Gold: Scepter Records & The Birth Of Disco
18. Social Climbers: Social Climbers
19. Various Artists: Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love: Motown's Mowest Story
20. The Rolling Stones: Some Girls

Top 20 Remakes:
1. Millenial Territory Orchestra feat. Martha Wainwright: Que Sera Sera
2. Graham Nash: Raining In My Heart
3. Arrica Rose: Video Killed The Radio Star (Wonderful World)
4. George Thorogood: Bo Diddley
5. Stevie Nicks: Not Fade Away
6. Marianne Faithfull: Love Song
7. Swingadelic: Chili Peppers
8. Eric Clapton & Wynton Marsalis w/Taj Mahal: Corrine, Corrina
9. Willie Nelson: Simply
Etta James: Misty Blue
The Head Cat: Crossroads
12. East River String Band: Fare Thee Blues
13. Imperial State Electric: I Don't Know What I Want
14. Tracie Hunter w/Joe Elliott: Junkman
15. The Jolly Boys: Golden Brown
16. Jimmy Cliff: Guns Of Brixton
17. The Drive-By Truckers: Everybody Needs Love
18. Amy Winehouse: Our Day Will Come
19. Garbage: Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
20. First Aid Kit: Universal Soldier

North Fork Sound will never forget:
Jim 'Motorhead' Sherwood 12/25/11
Christopher Hitchens 12/15/11
Billie Jo Spears 12/14/11
Dobie Gray 12/06/11
Hubert Sumlin 12/04/11
Gary Speed 11/27/11
Basil D'Oliveira 11/19/11
Jackie Leven 11/14/11
Andrea True 11/07/11
Bert Jansch 10/05/11
David Bedford 10/01/11
Leonard Dillon 09/28/11
Amy Winehouse 07/23/11
Jerry Ragovoy 07/13/11
Michael 'Würzel' Burston 07/09/11
Clarence Clemons 06/18/11
Martin Rushent 06/04/11
Gil Scott-Heron 05/27/11
Flick Colby
Andy Dunkley 04/30/11
Huey P Meaux 04/23/11
Sidney Lumet 04/09/11
Elizabeth Taylor 03/23/11
Terrence 'Jet' Harris 03/18/11
Owsley Stanley 03/13/11
Charlie Louvin 01/26/11
Pete Postlethwaite 01/02/11

Last Week's Listener Favourites
Alex McMurray
Alex McMurray: Outrageous Love
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band: Ice Cream For Crow
Culture/Prince Weedy: Jah Jah See Dem A Come/Mass Mi Mass
Fats Domino: Before I Grow Too Old
Fleetwood Mac: Man Of The World
George Gilmore
George Gilmore: I Am A Weed
George Gilmore: The Good Lord Smote My Eye
If By Yes: Day And Night
John Campbell: Saddle Up My Pony
Junior Delgado: Sons Of Slaves
Karling Abbeygate
Karling Abbeygate: My New Man
Magic Christian: Too Close To Zero
Marianne Faithfull: Sing Me Back Home (feat. Kieth Richards)
Massive Attack: Protection (Eno mix)
Mocean Worker: Mel's Torment (feat. Rahsaan Roland Kirk)
Motörhead: Life's A Bitch
Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Days That Used To Be
Nicholas Payton: Blue
The Others: Well...All Right
The Grateful Dead: It's All Over Now (live)
The Pretty Things: Cries From The Midnight Circus
Raphael Saadiq
Raphael Saadiq: Movin' Down The Line
The Screaming Blue Messiahs: Bikini Red
Smiley Lewis: Down The Road
Swingadelic: Happyland
The Sugarman Three: Chicken Half
Thin Lizzy: The Boys Are Back In Town

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and don't forget 'PURE' w/howard thompson broadcasts - 1pm (eastern) - every other (except the last) Friday of the month on WPKN, Bridgeport 89.5fm, streams 'live' and is archived at

Next show: January 6th
- "Cats and Dogs"

Sunday, December 11, 2011

North Fork Sound Top 20 - December 11th 2011

Kate Bush

1. Kate Bush: 50 Words For Snow
2. Hayes Carll: Grateful For Christmas
3. The Honeys: Go Away Boy
4. Ry Cooder: Christmas Time This Year
5. Carlos Paredes: Movimento Perpétuo
6. Ronnie Lane: Brother, Can You Spare A Dime
7. Jimmy MacBeath: Hey Barra Gadgie
8. Culture/Prince Weedy: Jah Jah See Dem A Come/Mass Mi Mass
9. John Cale: You Know Me More Than I Know
10. The Asteroids Galaxy Tour: Heart Attack (CSS Remix)
11. Billy Swan: Lover Please
12. Ben Hall: I Feel Fine
13. Frankie Miller: Drunken Nights In The City
14. Bunker Hill: The Girl Can't Dance

15. Marianne Nowottny: The Bell Ringer
16. Takako Minekawa: Fantastic Cat
17. Cookie & The Cupcakes: Trouble In My Life
18. Michael Nyman: Pretty Talk

19. Willie Nelson: Roly Poly

Karen O w/Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross: Immigrant Song

North Fork Sound Alb O' The Week
George Gilmore: I Am A Weed

Last Week's Listener Favourites
Audience: Buy Me An Island
Bo Diddley: You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover
Bobby Charles: He's Got All The Whiskey (take 1)
Carl Perkins

Carl Perkins: Give Me Back My Job
Cristina: Things Fall Apart
The Cure: Prayers For Rain
Dale Watson & The Texas Two: My Baby Makes Me Gravy
Genevieve Waite
photo: Richard Avedon

Genevieve Waite: Trashy Rumors
Gregory Isaacs: Cool Down The Place
John Campbell: Saddle Up My Pony
Johnny Nicholas: Pass Your Tender Lips
Latimore: Let's Straighten It Out
Lindisfarne: Winter Song
Magazine: Hello Mister Curtis (with apologies)
ManBreak: Round And Round
Marianne Nowottny
The New Museum, NYC
photo: ht

Marianne Nowottny: Untitled #5
Martin Belmont: Alison
Martin Rev: Mari Go Round
Mary Gauthier: Jackie's Train
Michael Nyman: Bell Set No.1
John Crozier (Ninian Hawick)
still from the Minneapolis film Snow

Ninian Hawick: Scottish Rite Temple Stomp
The Nipple Erectors: King Of The Bop
Omar Kent Dykes & Jimmie Vaughan: Baby What You Want Me To Do/Bright Lights Big City
Pink Floyd: Astronomy Domine
The Pretenders: Don't Get Me Wrong
The Pretty Things: Cries From The Midnight Circus
RL Burnside
painting by Terrance Osborne

RL Burnside: Too Many Ups
Smiley Lewis: Down The Road
Siouxsie: Into A Swan
The Sisters Of Mercy: Temple Of Love 1992
Stina Nordenstam
photo: Vibeke Aronsson

Stina Nordenstam: Little Star
The Sugarman Three: Funky So-And-So
Suicide: Keep Your Dreams
Taj Mahal & The New Orleans Social Club: My Girl Josephine
Tom Jones

Tom Jones: Didn't It Rain
Toots & The Maytals (feat. Bootsy Collins & The Roots): Funky Kingston
Trevor Rabin: Something To Hold On To
World Party: She's The One

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'PURE' w/howard thompson broadcasts 'live' every other (except the last) Friday of the month on WPKN, Bridgeport 89.5fm
It streams 'live' - and is archived - at

Next show: Friday, Dec 16th, 1-4pm

Sunday, December 4, 2011

North Fork Sound Top 20 - December 4th 2011

Brinsley Forde

1. Brinsley Forde: Ghetto Warrior
2. The Cure: Prayers For Rain
3. Eden & John's East River String Band: Drunken Barrel House Blues
4. Darkside: A1
5. Basil Kirchen: Worlds Within Worlds (The Human Element pt. III)
6. Cuddle Magic: Marie Cardona
7. Suicide: Keep Your Dreams
8. The Meters: Hey Pocky A-Way
9. R.L. Burnside: Too Many Ups
10. Okkervil River: It Is So Nice To Get Stoned
11. Suns Of Arqa: Mahadub
12. Mac Gayden: Everlasting Love
13. Shane Dwight Blues Band: She Struts 22
14. Mem Shannon: You Ain't Nothin' Nice
15. Stereolab: One Small Step
16. Vit Päls: Mina Ord
17. Amy Winehouse: Our Day Will Come
18. Cockney Rebel: Mr. Soft
19. The Sisters Of Mercy w/Ofra Haza: Temple Of Love 1992
Omar Kent Dykes & Jimmie Vaughan: Baby What You Want Me To Do/Bright Lights Big City

North Fork Sound Alb O' The Week
Magazine: No Thyself

Last Week's Listener Favourites
Allen Toussaint: What Do You Want The Girl To Do (live)
Andre Williams: Let Me Put It In
Audience: Stand By The Door
The Beta Band: Push It Out
Bill Wyman

Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings: Melody (feat. Georgie Fame, Beverley Skeete & Eric Clapton)
Bobby Rush: In My Dippins
Brinsley Schwarz: (What's So Funny 'bout) Peace, Love & Understanding?
Charlie Musselwhite: It's Getting Warm In Here (live)
The Cramps: Green Fuz
The Damned: New Rose
Dan Hartman

Dan Hartman: Instant Replay
Elvis Costello: Pump It Up
George Gilmore: Polly's Song (Soul To Keep)
The Groundhogs: Rich Man, Poor Man
Jerry Lee Lewis: Forever Forgiving
Joe Gibbs & The Professionals: Tribesman Rockers
John Lee Hooker: Odds Against Me
Johnny Throttle: Stukas Über Shoreditch
Josephine Sunday

Josephine Sunday: You Won't Even Know Her Name
Kid Rock: Lowlife (Living The High Life)
Lloyd Parks: Officially
Marcia Aitken: I'm Still In Love With You
The Mighty Imperials: Thunder Chicken
Motor Boys Motor: Sacred Pie
Randy Newman

Randy Newman: Korean Parents
Rod Stewart: Bring It On Home To Me/You Send Me
Sandy Denny & The Strawbs: Who Knows Where The Time Goes
Scarlett Johansson: Anywhere I Lay My Head
Shu-De: Meen Khemchim
Smashing Pumpkins: I Am One
Spacemen 3

Spacemen 3: Hypnotized
Steven Wilson: Like Dust I Have Cleared From My Eye
The Sugarman 3: Suzy Q
Suicide: Las Vegas Man
The Tubes: She's A Beauty
U-Roy: Higher Than The Mountain
The Undertones: Jimmy Jimmy
Vanessa Paradis

Vanessa Paradis: Joe Le Taxi
The Yayhoos: Roam

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and don't forget
'PURE' w/howard thompson broadcasts - 1pm (eastern) - every other (except the last) Friday of the month on WPKN, Bridgeport 89.5fm It also streams 'live' and is archived at

Next show: Dec 16th - The Best of 2011