Rockin' BonesPlaylist for
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
December 26, 2008

Hosted by Greg Lyon on FRIDAYS at 2-4 pm
on WPVM Asheville (103.5 FM and www.wpvm.org)

You can listen to the most recent program by going to the Archives Page at WPVM, or by accessing the MP3 stream directly here (available for one week starting early Saturday morning and then gone gone gone).

Notes:

— The Rhino Records compilation, Rockin’ Bones: 1950s Punk & Rockabilly had been on my wish list for ages and ages, and I finally scored when that puppy appeared under the Christmas tree this time around, along with saxophonist Glenn Spearman’s last recording and Jessie Mae Hemphill’s Get Right Blues. So there you have it: post-Christmas booty show, just add water.

— I felt like featuring two of my all-time favorite classical CDs today (I rarely play ‘straight’ classical music at all), namely pianist Alfred Brendel playing Liszt’s Années de Pèlerinage, particularly the piece from the first, Swiss year (Première Année: Suisse) called "Orage" (Thunderstorm), and also the solo flute piece by Debussy called "Syrinx," as played by Roger Bourdin and taken from the unsparingly beautiful recording of Debussy sonatas from the 60s on Philips featuring Arthur Grumiaux (violin) and Maurice Gendron (cello), among others.

— The new Animals & Men collection on Mississippi Records is a must-buy if you like early Rough Trade-era (late 70s/early 80s) DIY British stuff. I kept imagining Young Marble Giants playing Bo Diddley for some reason, and probably not a very good reason at that. But there you go.

Artist Song Album Label Comments New
Bobby Hutcherson Clockwork of the Spirits Head On Blue Note 1971  
The Everly Brothers T for Texas Roots Warner  
The Byrds Mr. Spaceman Greatest Hits Columbia  
Neil Young Out of My Mind Sugar Mountain Live at the Canterbury House Reprise 1968 *
MIJ Grok (Martian Love Call) Yodeling Astrologer ESP-Disk 1969 *
Gary Farr Dustbin Take Something With You Sunbeam 1969 *
Linda Perhacs Parallelograms Parallelograms Sunbeam 1970 *
Claude Debussy Syrinx 3 Sonatas – Syrinx Philips Roger Bourdin flute, rec. 1966  
Mahour [untitled] VA – Santur, Tunbuk, and Tar Limelight  
Jozef van Wissem Into the Abyss of Perdition A Priori Incunabulum *
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou Se’ We’ non nan The Voduon Effect: Funk & Sato from Benin’s Obscure Labels – 1973 – 1975 Analog Africa *
Glenn Spearman Intertextual Reference First and Last Eremite 1998  
Alfred Brendel Liszt: Anees de pelerinage: Premiere annee (Suisse) – Orage The Art of Alfred Brendel: Liszt Philips  
Animals and Men I Never Worry Never Bought Never Sold Mississippi *
Prinzhorn Dance School I Do Not Like Change Prinzhorn Dance School Astralwerks  
Country Teasers Bung Oats W.O.A.R. Holy Mountain split with Ezee Tiger  
Jessie Mae Hemphill Cowgirl Blues Get Right Blues High Water  
The Phantom Love Me VA – Rockin’ Bones: 1950s Punk & Rockabilly Rhino  
Wanda Jackson Fujiyama Mama VA – Rockin’ Bones: 1950s Punk & Rockabilly Rhino  
Link Wray Rumble VA – Rockin’ Bones: 1950s Punk & Rockabilly Rhino  
Tom Tall Stack-a-Records VA – Rockin’ Bones: 1950s Punk & Rockabilly Rhino  
Art Tatum Begin the Beguine The Complete Jazz Chronicle Solo Session + Storyville track recorded Nov. 26, 1955 for Radio Sweden  

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