Sunday, September 28, 2014

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST

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Sunday, September 28, 2014 
KSFR, Santa Fe, N.M. 
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time 
Host: Steve Terrell
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KSFR, Santa Fe, NM 
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8 a.m. to 10 am Sunday Mountain Time 
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The playlist:
Welcome Table and Prayer by Alice Wine
Praise God I'm Satisfied byBlind Willie Johnson
Mean Old World by Heavenly Gospel Singers
Sheep, Sheep, Don'tcha Kow the Road by Bessie Jones & The Sea Island Singers
Heard it Through the True Vine by Flora Molton
Run to Jesus for Refuge by Charles Barnett
Jesus Gave Me Water by The Stars of Faith
I Want Two Wings to Veil My Face by Cotton Top Mountain Sanctified Singers
Let Me Lean on You by Christian All Stars of Akron, Ohio

Let's Have a Church by The Blind Boys of Mississippi
We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder by the Songs of Spiritual of Albany, Georgia
God's Word Will Never Pass Away by George Shields
Witness for My Lord by Silver Leaf Quartet
All Over Me by Reverend Crum & His Mighty Golden Keys
When I Rise in the Morning by The Drinkard Singers
I Wish I Was in Heaven by Denise Gardner, Mattie Gardner & Mississippi Fred Mc Dowell
He Won't Deny Me by Rev. Leon Hammer
I'm a Soldier in the Army of the Lord by The Peerless Four

Easy Rider Blues by Leo Soileau & Moise Robin
Jimbo Jambo Land by Shorty Godwin
Walk Right in by Gus Cannon
I Ain't a Bit Drunk by George "Shortbuckle" Roark
Dupree Blues by Willie Waker
My Four Reasons by Banjo Ike Robinson & Howard Armstrong
Tom Devil by Ed Lewis
Pussy by Harry Roy & His Bat Club Boys

Still I'm Traveling On by Mississippi Sheiks
The Bum Hotel by Uncle Dave Macon
Rising Sun Blues by King David's Jug Band
Last Kind Words by Geeshie Wiley
Tom Cat Blues by Cliff Carlisle
I've Got a Bimbo Down on the Bamboo Isle by The Hoosier Hot Shots
Black-Eyed Susie by J.P. Nestor
Old Lady and The Devil by Bill & Belle Reed
Give Me the Roses While I Live by The Carter Family

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Friday, September 26, 2014

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Friday, September 26, 2014 
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM 
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10 p.m. to midnight Fridays Mountain Time 
Host: Steve Terrell 
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Start your Weekend with a NEW BIG ENCHILADA SHOW


THE BIG ENCHILADA





Welcome to the Dance Hall of the Dark Dimension. This has to be my most rocking podcast episode ... maybe ever. You can't sit down! You can't stay still! Let the hoodoo spirits move you! (Please use caution if listening to this while operating a motor vehicle or heavy machinery.) 

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Here's the playlist:

(Background Music: The Redheaded Flea by The Caps)
Wreck Dat Party Dress by The Hares
One Erotic Thought by The Mobbs
Nowhere Around by The Mistaken
Chippewa by Benjamin Booker
Alligator by Reverse Cowgirls
She Lives in the Jungle by O Lendário Chucrobillyman
Odessa by Golem

(Background Music: Camel Neck by Hipbone Slim & The Knee-Tremblers)
The Faker by Ty Segall
Suono Beat by I Mitomani
Yosemite Sam by King Salami & The Cumberland 3
It's My Life by Kathy Freeman & Brain Damage
Concrete Nipples by Amanda
Work With Me, Annie by Dave Van Ronk

(Background Music: Cozy Corner by Impala)
Let's Get Funky by Elvin Bishop
Cain by Churchwood
Va Va Voom by The Barbarellatones
Teenage Barbarian by Råttanson 
Jupitor by Audio Kings of the Third World
Friday Night Dance Party by Bunker Hill
(Background Music; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf by The Revelers)

Play it below:






Sunday, September 21, 2014

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Sunday, September 21, 2014 
KSFR, Santa Fe, N.M. 
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time 
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Friday, September 19, 2014

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Friday, September 19, 2014 
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM 
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10 p.m. to midnight Fridays Mountain Time 
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

TERRELL'S TUNE-UP: While Our Guitars Gently Scream

A version of this was published in The Santa Fe New Mexican 
 Sept. 18, 2014

I’ve been a huge fan of Benjamin Booker ever since his early days. In fact, I became a devoted, drooling Bookerhead right after the release of his very first album — last month.

It all started when a friend, whose musical tastes are pretty close to mine, emailed me to ask, “Are you a fan of this guy?”

The email included a forwarded press release about Booker’s self-titled debut from ATO records, which called the twenty-five-year-old artist “a young New Orleans-based singer-songwriter, influenced by The Gun Club, Blind Willie Johnson, and T. Rex.”

I’ve learned that record company hype almost always leads to disappointment. But there were two videos embedded, so I played them and immediately went to Amazon.com and ordered the CD. I hardly ever do that, but I urge you to do the same, as soon as you finish reading this column.

A discerning ear probably can hear subtle references to The Gun Club, Blind Willie Johnson, and T. Rex — as well as to others from the realms of primitive rock, raw blues, and gritty soul — in Booker’s music, though, there is no obvious imitation at work here. (And surprisingly, he offers few audible clues that he lives in New Orleans, other than a suggestion of some second-line drumming in the middle of “Have You Seen My Son.” Maybe that’s because he’s a relative newcomer to NOLA, having spent his formative years in Tampa, Florida.)

Booker builds on the foundations of the music he loves and creates a sound that’s fresh, though somewhat familiar. On the album, he saved his best for the first track. “Violent Shiver” is breathtaking from the get-go, starting off with a teasing, swampy guitar lick that sounds like some mysterious Stax Records outtake; seconds later Max Norton’s crazed drums and Jem Cohen’s bass come in and kick the song into warp drive. With his growling voice and devil-may-care delivery, Booker sounds like a man going nowhere fast. “Where I’m going, I’ll never know,” he sings with unshaken, youthful confidence. (“What are you rebelling against, Johnny?” “Whad’ya got?”)

Nearly every song here is a wild ride. “Chippewa” is a scuzzed-out garage rocker that features an electric organ. “Wicked Waters” is pure punk ’n’ soul. “Happy Homes” has a melody that could have been written by Blind Willie Johnson, though the instrumental backing sounds almost like a rougher version of Bob Seger’s “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man.” “Old Hearts” is thunder on wheels, and while “Spoon out My Eyeballs” starts out slow, it eventually explodes into the craziness promised in the title. (Does this remind anyone else of that gruesome story out of the Santa Fe County jail in the early ’80s?)

The album also has a handful of soulful ballads. “Slow Coming” is one of these, though it gradually builds up to louder volumes. You might expect a song titled “I Thought I Heard You Screaming” to be a raucous screamer. It’s not. I could imagine the late Venice Beach troubadour Ted Hawkins doing this one.


Also recommended:


* Manipulator by Ty Segall. Here’s another recently released crazy-good screaming guitar album by a wild-eyed youngster in his mid-twenties. But, unlike Booker, Segall is no spring chicken when it comes to the recording game. He’s released about a dozen albums since his debut in 2008, including his various side projects and collaborations.

His previous album, Sleeper, which could have been called “Snoozer,” was mostly acoustic. But on the new one, he goes back to the metaphorical garage, doing high-velocity rockers with touches of folk rock, power pop and, in a few spots, even soul.

Talk about someone being influenced by T. Rex: Segall, who once released an EP of Marc Bolan covers called Ty-Rex, seems to be channeling the ghost of that band on several songs. And some of the tunes here — the psychotic-electro stomper “The Connection Man,” for instance — clearly pay homage to his San Francisco cronies and latter-day psychedelic rangers, Thee Oh Sees.

Ty in Santa Fe last March
The title song starts with chiming keyboards that might remind old-timers of Pet Sounds-era Brian Wilson and his teenage symphonies. “I used the telephone to sneak inside your home, my finest friend,” he sings with all the charm of a stalker. Then the guitar and the electronic weirdness kick in. That’s followed by Segall employing his finest falsetto on “Tall Man, Skinny Lady,” an infectious blend of bubblegum, funk, and raw noise.

My favorites here are the noisy ones, like the rip-roaring monster “The Crawler,” which might be the closest Segall has ever come to Black Sabbath. This 17-song album is no rock opera, but it has one recurring character: Susie Thumb. She’s the title character of one crazy rocker, then she appears on the follow-up, a song that starts off as an acoustic ballad called “Don’t You Want to Know? (Sue).”

Segall even has a proper goodbye song called “Stick Around.” That’s a pretty invitation from a musician worth sticking around for.

Marc Maron recently interviewed Segall on his WTF podcast. Like me, Maron became a Ty fan a couple of years back, after the 2012 release of Slaughterhouse. It’s a great conversation anyway, but even more entertaining for us locals to hear Segall talk about eating “Christmas” enchiladas in Santa Fe when he played here last March. (But I was shocked that Maron, who grew up in Albuquerque, didn’t know what “Christmas” is, at least as it pertains to enchiladas.) Listen to it HERE 

It's video time!

Check out interview with Booker and an impressive live-in-the-studio performance on KEXP-FM 90.3 in Seattle by Booker and his band.



And here's the official "Manipulator" video


Sunday, September 14, 2014

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Sunday, September 14, 2014 
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10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time 
Host: Steve Terrell
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Tonight: Songs for the Workin' Man with guest co-host Stan Rosen Musical Guest: Michael Combs Here's the playlist below

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Friday, September 12, 2014

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Friday, September 12, 2014 
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM 
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10 p.m. to midnight Fridays Mountain Time 
Host: Steve Terrell 
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R.I.P. Cosimo

Cosimo at work
Everyone knows the names of Fats Domino, Little Richard -- and veryone ought to know the names of Irma Thomas, Professor Longhair, Ernie K-Doe, Bobby Charles and Clarence "Frogman" Henry. Unfortunately, far fewer people know the name of Cosimo Matassa, the New Orleans recording studio genius responsible for a big chunk of what came to be known as rock 'n' roll.

Cosimo died yesterday at the age of 88.

He opened his famed J&M Recording in the back of his family's appliance store on Ramparts Street. As the New Orleans Times Picayune's Keith Spera wrote yesterday:

It hardly seemed like the setting for a musical revolution. Upstairs, bookies ran a horse-betting operation. In the alley outside, a shoeshine man plied his trade. But Mr. Matassa engineered sessions featuring some of the biggest stars of the day, maximizing the sonic potential of relatively primitive recording gear.

Soon the hits started coming. In 1947 Roy Brown recorded "Good Rockin' Tonight," at J&M. In 1949 he began a partnership with piano player/producer Dave Bartholomew, who would become a major architect of the New Orleans sound. And later in '49, a chubby little guy named Antoine "Fats" Domino recorded eight songs (in one day!!!) there, including "The Fat Man," which would launch his career.

Little Richard recorded "Tutti Fruitti" at J&M. Professor Longhair cut "Tipitina" there.

By the mid '50s Cosimo moved his operation to a larger space on Governor Nicholls Street in the French Quarter, which he named Cosimo Recording Studio. He ran that until the 1980s, when he got out of the music biz and went to work for his family grocery.

In case you have any spare cash in your music budget, today would be a good day to pick up one or both four-disc Cosimo box sets, The Cosimo Marassa Story (which my daughter gave me several years ago) and Gumbo Ya Ya: The Cosimo Matassa Story Vol. 2 (which I bought when I was in New Orleans last year.

Thanks for all you did, Cosimo.

Here's three of the songs Cosimo taught us, starting with Mr. Domino:



The Frog Man cometh!



And the one that started it all ...



Sunday, September 07, 2014

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Sunday, September 7, 2014 
KSFR, Santa Fe, N.M. 
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time 
Host: Steve Terrell
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Friday, September 05, 2014

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Friday, September , 2014 
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM 
Webcasting! 
10 p.m. to midnight Fridays Mountain Time 
Host: Steve Terrell 
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TERRELL'S TUNE-UP: What I Did on My Summer Vacation



This week's Tune-up column is a recap of all the great shows I saw in Portland last week, nearly all of it based on my accounts published here in this blog.

So I'll just post the section on Mission of Burma here (I saw them Saturday night and had to catch a plane early Sunday, so I didn't have much on them that day) then the links to the posts on the other shows. Hail Portlandia!

Mission of Burma at the Doug Fir, Aug. 30: I have to admit that after four straight nights of concerts — and knowing that I had to catch a 7:35 a.m. flight the next day — I was feeling pretty burned out just before the start of MoB’s set. I even started having troubling thoughts like “Are you getting too old for this kind of thing?”

But then I remembered that the members of this band are about my age. If they can be up there playing, I should be able to make it through a performance.

And indeed, from the opening guitar blast through the last chord of their final encore, “That’s When I Reach for My Revolver,” I was rejuvenated. (This feeling lasted until the alarm clock rang at 6 a.m. Sunday morning)

And the band was in top form as well. They roared; they soared; there was blood on their swords.
On a Mission in Portland

Onstage were original members Roger Miller (who looks like he could be Neil Young’s tougher little brother) on guitar, Clint Conley on bass, and Peter Prescott on drums. And somewhere offstage was longtime member Bob Weston, who does tape loops and electronic effects.

Normally classified as “post-punk” (whatever that means), the Mission sound is most like that of Hüsker Dü. Both groups released their first recordings in 1981, and both were stripped-down guitar bands playing raw, urgent music.

As I’ve written before in reviewing their last few albums, since the beginning of the second phase of their career (which began about 10 years ago, following a 20-year layoff), MoB is as fiery as ever.

OK. Here are the links to the other posts:

* The Afghan Whigs
* Southern Culture on the Skids
* Negativland

And here are some videos

The Afghan Whigs also played The Doug Fir in April. Here's a video of the opening song "Parked Outside" (They opened with it when I saw them too.)



Here is Southern Culture on the Skids in Portland -- a few years ago at the Doug Fir



And here is 49 minutes (!) of the very Negativland show I saw last week at the Crystal Ballroom. You probably can see the back of my head up front.

WACKY WEDNESDAY: Happy Birthday, Lee Harvey!

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