Sunday, December 30, 2012

North Fork Sound 2012 Wrap-up

2012 - Top 50 Tracks:

Jon DeRosa
1. Jon DeRosa: True Men  
2. Little Freddie King: Great Balls Of Butter
3. Plan B: Ill Manors
4. The Mavericks: Born To Be Blue
5. Billy Bragg: Never Buy The Sun
6. Lena Swanberg: Dream On
7. The Rolling Stones: Doom And Gloom
8. Dub Pistols: Rock Steady (w/Rodney P & Lindy Layton)
9. Bob Dylan: Duquesne Whistle
10. Emeli Sandé: Next to Me
11. Prince Fatty: Ba Ba Ri Ba Skank (feat. Winston Francis  & Alcapone)
12. Dexys: Nowhere Is Home
13. Graham Parker & The Rumour: Coathangers
14. Shooter Jennings: Southern Family Anthem
15. My Darling Clementine: 100,000 Words
16. Chris Knight: Jack Loved Jesse
17. Brik & Shenale: Je Suis Mal À Propos
18. Rodney Crowell: Anything But Tame
19. Psy: Gangnam Style
20. Dwight Yoakam: Long Way To Go
21. Lyle Brewer: Chitlins Con Carne (w/Duke Levine)
22. Melody Gardot: Lisboa
23. Liz Frame & the Kickers: Sooner
24. Hans Theessink & Terry Evans: Shelter from the Storm (feat. Ry Cooder)
25. Dorothy Moore: Institutionalize
26. Patti Smith: Constantine's Dream
27. Certain General: Anew Everyday
28. Willie Nelson: Home In San Antone (w/Lukas Nelson)
29. Bob Andrews & RKR-CB: Third Line My Heart
30. Wanda Jackson: The Wrong Kind Of Girl
31. Buster Shuffle: Elvis Vs Wag
32. Mungo's Hi Fi ft. Afrikan Simba & Dixie Peach: Leave The Oil Alone
33. Nona Hendryx: Temple Of Heaven
34. Drivin' n' Cryin': Johnny Rides Shotgun
35. John Hiatt: Wood Chipper
36. The Tom Tom Club: Kissin' Antonio
37. King Mob: Lover Of High Renown
38. OLO Worms: Strays
39. Scott Walker: The Day The "Conducator" Died (An Xmas Song)
40. Marco Benevento: Basilicata
41. Etana: Reggae
42. Mark Knopfler: I Used To Could
43. Public Image Ltd: Lollipop Opera
44. Niki & the Dove: DJ Ease My Mind
45. Pokey LaFarge & The South City 3: Fan It
46. Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby: Genovese Bag
47. Thinking Plague: Sleeper Cell Anthem
48. Tara Fuki/Dorota Barová: Čekání
49. The dB's: That Time Is Gone
50. Spielgusher: Seven Seas Of Love

  Top 25 Albums
 Waylon Jennings
1. Waylon Jennings: Goin' Down Rockin - The Last Recordings
2. Ian Hunter & The Rant Band: When I'm President
3. The Time Jumpers: The Time Jumpers  
4. Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks: Untrained
5. Urna Chahar-Tugchi: Portrait - The Magical Voice From Mongolia
6. Joe Brown: The Ukulele Album
7. Hollie Cook: Prince Fatty Presents Hollie Cook In Dub
8. Alex McMurray: I Will Never Be Alone In This Land
9. Jon Cleary: Occapella
10. Nurse With Wound/Graham Bowers: Rupture
11. Captain Beefheart: Bat Chain Puller
12. Mary Chapin Carpenter: Ashes And Roses
13. Paul Thorn: What The Hell Is Goin On?
14. Mike Badger & The Shady Trio: Lucky 13
15. Die Antwoord: Ten$ion
16. Jeff Lynne: Long Wave
17. Imperial State Electric: Pop War
18. V/A: Treme, Season 2 - Music From The HBO Series
19. JD McPherson: Signs & Signifiers
20. Spiritualized: Sweet Heart Sweet Light
21. Van Morrison: Born To Sing: No Plan B
22. Sophie Madeleine: The Rhythm You Started
23. Mikel Rouse: Boost/False Doors
24. Alabama Shakes: Boys & Girls
25. Can: The Lost Tapes

Top 20 Compilations/Reissues:
1. V/A: Sound System - The Story Of Jamaican Music 
2. Jimmy Donley: In The Key Of Heartbreak
3. V/A: Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music
4. Joe Barry: A Fool To Care: The Classic Recordings 1960-1977
5. Lee 'Scratch' Perry: Disco Devil - The Jamaican Discomixes
6. Small Faces: Small Faces (Immediate version, Deluxe Edition)
7. Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention: Mothermania
8. V/A: Boppin' By The Bayou
9. V/A: The London American Label Year By Year * 1956
10. Johnny Otis: The Johnny Otis Story Volume 2
11. Woody Guthrie: Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection
12. Sandy Denny: Rendezvous (Deluxe Edition)
13. V/A: Treasure Isle Presents: Rock Steady
14. Jovanotti: Italia 1988-2012
15. Dr. Feelgood: All Through The City (w/Wilko 1974-1977)
16. V/A: Fender - The Golden Age 1950-1970
17. Danny Thompson: Connected
18. Sly & Robbie: Hot You Hot: The Best Of Sly & Robbie
19. The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground & Nico (Deluxe Edition)
20. Arizona Dranes: He Is My Story - The Sanctified Soul of Arizona Dranes

Top 25 Remakes:
1. The Flashcubes: Hello Susie
2. Lou Pallo: It's Been A Long, Long Time (feat. Keith Richards)
3. Icecream Skyscraper: 19th Nervous Breakdown
4. Larry Graham & Graham Central Station: Higher Ground 
5. Camille: Que Je T'aime
6. Sarah McQuaid: S'Anc Fuy Belha Ni Prezada 
7. Bettye LaVette: Crazy 
8. Ralph Stanley: White Light/White Heat
9. King Penguin: Old Man Going
10. Neneh Cherry: Dream Baby Dream
11. Genya Ravan: I Will Follow
12. The New Piccadillys: Judy Is A Punk
13. Donald Fagen: Out Of The Ghetto
14. Tom Jones: Charlie Darwin
15. Macy Gray: Your Mouth
16. Jerry Douglas: High Blood Pressure (feat. Keb' Mo')
17. Wendy James: It's All Right Ma, I'm Only Bleeding (feat. James Williamson)
18. Angel Corpus Christi: Happy Americans
19. Jack White: I'm Shakin'
20. Anna Calvi: Jezebel (Version Française)
21. Hiss Golden Messenger: Fennario
22. Tracie Hunter w/Joe Elliott, Phil Cullen & Ian Hunter: Junkman
23. The Radiators From Space: 6.10 Special
24. Marianne Faithfull: Baby Let Me Follow You Down (live)  
25. Bill Callahan: Heaven Help The Child
North Fork Sound will never forget:
01/17/12 Johnny Otis
01/19/12 Winston Riley
01/20/12 Etta James
01/31/12 King Stitt
02/01/12 Angelo Dundee
02/03/12 Ben Gazzara
02/09/12 Joe Moretti
03/25/12 Bert Sugar
03/28/12 Jerry McCain
03/28/12 Earl Scruggs
04/10/12 Alan Short
04/19/12 Levon Helm
04/20/12 Bert Weedon
05/04/12 Adam Yauch
05/13/12 Donald Dunn
05/16/12 Chuck Brown
05/16/12 Doug Dillard
05/17/12 Donna Summer
05/27/12 Johnny Tapia
06/02/12 Frazier Mohawk
07/04/12 Eric Sykes
07/10/12 Lol Coxhill
08/07/12 Ranking Trevor
08/25/12 Neil Armstrong
09/05/12 Joe South
10/02/12 Big Jim Sullivan
10/06/12 Nick Curran
11/24/12 Hector Camacho
11/24/12 Chris Stamp
11/27/12 Mickey Baker
12/06/12 Huw Lloyd-Langton
12/11/12 Ravi Shankar
12/20/12 Jimmy McCracklin
12/22/12 Marva Whitney
12/24/12 Jack Klugman 
 12/24/12 Ray Collins
12/26/12 Fontella Bass

Last Week's Listener Favourites
Andre Williams & 2 Star Tabernacle: Jet Black Daddy, Lilly White Mama
The Beatles: Any Time At All 
 Billy Vaughn
Billy Vaughn & His Orchestra: Theme From The Threepenny Opera
Brik & Shenale: This Is My Gift 
Buddy Guy: Coming For You
David Knopfler: Domino
Donald Harrison: Hu Ta Ney 
 The Flirtations
The Flirtations: Nothing But A Heartache
Happy Mondays: Step On
Ian Hunter: Wash Us Away
Jackie Edwards: Stagger Lee
Lee Perry & The Full Experience: Disco Devil
 Lew Lewis & His Band
Lew Lewis & His Band: Boogie in The Street
Lyle Brewer: Mary Elizabeth
Martin Rev: Black
Mickey Murray: Shout Bamalama
The Mighty Diamonds: Pass The Kouchie
Nektar: Out Of The Blue (feat. Simon House)
New York Dolls: Looking For A Kiss
OLO Worms: Strays
Porcupine Tree: Time Flies (live) 
The Psychedelic Furs
photo: Tom Sheehan 
The Psychedelic Furs: Imitation Of Christ
The Soft Machine: We Did It Again
Terry Reid: Gime Some Lovin'
Them: I'm Gonna Dress In Black
 Tracey Curtis
Tracey Curtis: All The Girls Love A Soldier
Tom Lecky: Her Unmediated Eyes
Warren Zevon: A Certain Girl

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- "A Delve Into '12 - The Reissues""

Sunday, December 16, 2012

North Fork Sound Top 20 - December 16th 2012

 Zebra Katz & Njena Reddd Foxxx

1. Zebra Katz & Njena Reddd Foxxx: Ima Read
2. Angelo DiPippo: Wave
3. Living By Lanterns: West Erie
4. Angel Corpus Christi: Me And My Beretta
5. The Ethiopians: It's Impossible
6. Adam Rickfors & Pier Poropat: Lution
7. Lars Bygdén: Dark Globe
8. Chuck Berry: Let's Do Our Thing Together
9. So L'il: Daily Nightly
10. Kongos: Take Me Back
11. White Label: Your Love
12. Gillian McCain: And Jesus Said That Whores Will Be The First To Enter The Kingdom Of Heaven
13. Lee & Jimmy: Key Card
14. Joe Simon: Misty Blue
15. Martin Rev: Black
16. The Kinks: Muswell Hillbilly
17. Smiley Lewis: One Night
18. A Thousand Tiny Fingers: Geniuses
19. Slade: Coz I Luv You
20. Billy Vaughan & His Orchestra: Theme From The Threepenny Opera (Moritat)

North Fork Sound Alb O' The Week
Various Artists: On The Road (O.S.T.) 

Last Week's Listener 'Thumbs-Ups'
Bobby 'Blue' Bland: I Wouldn't Treat A Dog
Bobby Charles: You Were There
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band: Cherchez La Femme 
Eek-A-Mouse: Virgin Girl
Egg: Boilk
Fiona Apple: Dull Tool
Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks: We Don't Mind If It Rains
Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks: You Ain't Missing Much
Hank Mizell: Jungle Rock 
Hank Williams: Pins And Needles (In My Heart)
Hayes Carll
Hayes Carll: Thankful For Christmas
I.R.T: Watch The Closing Doors
J.C. Lodge: Someone Loves You Honey
Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced?
Little Feat: Cat Fever
Little Jimmy Scott: Day By Day
Lyle Brewer
photo: Vernon Webb 
Lyle Brewer: Green Onions
The Mad Professor: Fresh Air
Man: Bananas
Marcia Aitken & The Mighty Two: I'm Still In Love (With You Boy)/Lover Boy
The Ramones: Don't Come Close
Rob Wasserman: The Note Of Hope (feat. Van Dyke Parks) 
 Sofie Livebrant
Sofie Livebrant: If I Should Die And You Should Live
Sonic Youth: Kool Thing
Television: Prove It
Tom Lecky: Her Unmediated Eyes
XPT's: She's A Lover

Sunday, December 9, 2012

North Fork Sound Top 20 - December 9th 2012

 Iris DeMent

1. Iris DeMent: Sing The Delta
2. David Knopfler: A Clear Day (St. Swithun's Day) (Unplugged)
3. Bob Andrews & RKR-CB: Third Line My Heart
4. Fiona Apple: Dull Tool
5. Keith Poppin: Be Prepared
6. Sofie Livebrant: If I Should Die And You Should Live
7. Otis Redding: Loving By The Pound (take 2)
8. Bobby Charles: You Were There
9. Mark Bingham: It Never Goes Away
10. Sugar & The Hi Lows: Shake That Gift
11. Scott Walker: The Day The "Conducator" Died (An Xmas Song)
12. The Sweetback Sisters: Nine Days Of Christmas
13. k.d. lang: I'm Down to My Last Cigarette
14. Danko Jones: Never Again
15. Tina Britt: Hawg For You
16. Heads Hands & Feet: Another Useless Day
17. Big Youth: Ah So We Stay
18. The Soundtrack Of Our Lives: 21st Century Rip Off
19. Gary Clark Jr: Travis County
20. Aretha Franklin: Do Right Woman, Do Right Man

North Fork Sound Alb O' The Week
Gene Casey and The Lone Sharks: Untrained

Last Week's Listener 'Thumbs-Ups'
10,000 Maniacs: Gun-Shy
Ace Cannon: Drunk 
Adam Faith: What Do You Want
Anthony Moore: Judy Get Down
Brik & Shenale: This Is My Gift
Cal Veale: Don't Cry Baby
Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski: Earthquake
DJ Shadow: Stem
Dr. Alimantado: Skanking In The Park
Dwight Yoakam: Nothing But Love
The Faces: Had Me A Real Good Time 
Gang Of Four
Gang Of Four: I Found That Essence Rare 
Genya Ravan: Sit Yourself Down
Gregory Isaacs: Don't Let Me Suffer
Grinderman: Palaces Of Montezuma
Marco Benevento: This is How It Goes (feat. Kalmia Traver)
Nilsson & Cher: A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Every Day)
 Nina Hagen
Nina Hagen: New York, New York
The Nips: Gabrielle
Patti Smith & Fred Smith: It Takes Time
Peter C Johnson: I Can't Paint For You
Rubén Blades y Seis Del Solar: Ojos De Perro Azul
Sonny Burgess
Sonny Burgess: Watcha Gonna Do
Truitt Forse: Chicken Bop
Urna Chahar-Tugchi: Secret

Sunday, December 2, 2012

North Fork Sound Top 20 - December 2nd 2012

 David Bowie & Lou Reed

1. David Bowie & Lou Reed: Dirty Blvd. (live)
2. JD McPherson: Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)
3. Etta James: I Got The Will
4. Alex McMurray: Me And My Bad Luck
5. Patti Smith & Fred Smith: It Takes Time
6. Southern Culture On The Skids: For Lovers Only
7. Phyllis Dillon: Don't Stay Away
8. The Records: Held Up High
9. The Louvin Brothers: Pitfall
10. Martin Belmont w/Hank Wangford: Waltzing With Sin
11. Will Stratton: Helmet Pine Singer
12. Johnny Otis: Head Hunter
13. Bonnie Raitt: What Is Success?
14. Jackie Hairston: Monkey On My Back
15. Bob Dylan: Meet Me In The Morning (alt take)
16. The Sisters Of Mercy: Marian (version)
17. Truitt Forse: Chicken Bop
18. Roky Erickson & the Aliens: Creature With The Atom Brain
19. Cleve Warnock: My Baby Is Gone
20. Los Chicos: Motel Ford

 North Fork Sound Alb O' The Week
Wanda Jackson: Capitol Rarities 10"

Last Week's Listener 'Thumbs-Ups'
Alex McMurray: Beneath The Rain
The Band: Move To Japan
Bern Elliott & The Fenman
Bern Elliott & The Fenman: Money
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale: The Wobble
Cheryl Lynn: Got To Be Real
Captain Beefheart & Frank Zappa: Orange Claw Hammer (live on KWST)
Eddie Cochran: Am I Blue
Genevieve Waite: Femme Fatale
The Godfathers: Just Like You
 Horace Andy
Horace Andy: Can't Fool The Youths
Joe Brown: Where Were You Last Night
The Leroi Brothers: Pretty Little Lights Of Town 
Lianne La Havas
photo: W Magazine
Lianne La Havas: Age (radio mix)  
Lou Pallo: Nature Boy (feat. Steve Miller)
Lou Reed: Xmas In February
The Marauders: That's What I Want
Marco Benevento: Eagle Rock 
Mayer Hawthorne: You Got The Makings Of A Lover (Pillow Talk edit)
 Nikki Lane
photo: Chad Davis
Nikki Lane: Walk Of Shame
Peter C Johnson: I Can't Paint For You
The Pretenders: Talk Of The Town
Ray Wylie Hubbard: Coochy Coochy
Rod Stewart: You Wear It Well
Them: I Gave My Love A Diamond
Trevor Burton
Trevor Burton (Balls): Fight For My Country
Urna Chahar-Tugchi: Secret