31 August 2020

Podwireless 217 September 2020



PLAY LINK: PODWIRELESS 217 SEPTEMBER 2020

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1. (Sig) English Country Blues Band : The Italian Job from the CD Unruly (Weekend Beatnik) ghostsfromthebasement.bandcamp.com

2. Groupe RTD feat. Hassan Omar Houssein : Halkaasad Dhigi Magtiisa from the CD The Dancing Devils Of Djibouti (Ostinato) ostinatorecords.bandcamp.com

3. Qwanqwa : Ago from the CD Qwanqwa Vol 3 (FPE) fperecords.com

4. Sally Anne Morgan : Wagoner's Lad from the CD Thread (Thrill Jockey) thrilljockeyrecords.bandcamp.com

5. Fay Hield : Cruel Mother from the CD Wrackline (Topic) topicrecords.co.uk

6. Asa Martin : The Ship That Never Returned from the CD Wait Till The Clouds Roll By (Musical Traditions) mtrecords.co.uk

7. Harry Upton : The Ship That Never Returned from the CD Wait Till The Clouds Roll By (Musical Traditions) mtrecords.co.uk

8. Sandeep Das : Parvaaz E Noor (Flight Of Light) from the CD Delhi To Damascus (In A Circle) inacircle-records.com

9. Ammar 808 : Geeta Duniki from the CD Global Control / Invisible Invasion (Glitterbeat) glitterbeat.com

10. Emilyn Stam & John David Williams : Fern's Hill / Hannah's Crown from the CD Honeywood (Emilyn & John) emilynandjohn.com

11. Aquarela Oboman : Assanhado from the CD A Bela Vida (Buda/ Adlib) budamusique.com

12. Maskineri : Skob Konter from the CD Hopsa 101 (Go' Danish Folk Music) gofolk.dk

13. Khusugtun : Khayor Nutgiin Erkh from the CD Jangar (Buda) budamusique.com

14. Sairie : The House Of The Rising Sun from the DL album (Various Artists) Isolation & Rejection Vol.2 (Front & Follow) fandf.bandcamp.com

15. Alden Patterson & Dashwood and The Shackleton Trio : Tom Dooley from the DL Live EP (APD Shackleton) apdshackleton.bandcamp.com

16. Waterless Hills : Untidy from the DL album & Cass. Plague Road (Waterless Hills) waterlesshills.bandcamp.com

17. Alula Down : Searching For Lambs from the DL album Postcards From Godley Moor, Summer 2020 (Alula Down) aluladown.bandcamp.com

18. Cosmo Sheldrake : Nightingale Part 1 from the CD Wake Up Calls (Tardigrade) cosmosheldrake.com

19. Afel Bocoum : Dakamana from the CD Lindé (World Circuit) worldcircuit.co.uk

20. Tidiane Thiam : Dannibe from the DL album Siftorde (Sahel Sounds) sahelsounds.bandcamp.com

21. Jenny Sturgeon : The Group from the CD The Living Mountain (Hudson) hudsonrecords.co.uk

22. Stevie Palmer : James Watt's Perfect Engine from the CD We Become The Sunshine (Greentrax) greentrax.com

23. Rakoczy : Poor Old Horse from the CD Frontrunner (Talking Cat) rakoczymusic.co.uk

24. Pete Judge : Red Bank from the CD Piano 2 (Pete Judge) petejudgemusic.com

25. An Dro & Friends : Hieronymus Bosch Butt Music from the CD An Dro & Friends – Loose Change (Carolyn Koebel) carolynkoebel.bandcamp.com

26. Stick In The Wheel : Fake Away from the CD Hold Fast (From Here) stickinthewheel.bandcamp.com

27. Lunatraktors : 16,000 Miles from the CD EP Bonefires (TPR) lunatraktors.bandcamp.com

28. Osuwa Taiko feat. Masahiko Sato : Midare No Mai-Sousoku Suwa Ikazuchi from the CD Suwa Ikazuchi (Ratspack) ratspack.com



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15 August 2020

Podwireless Koernercast Revisited




PLAYLINK: PODWIRELESS KOERNERCAST REVISITED


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KOERNERCAST: 1963 – 1972: Spider John’s Lost Decade

Let me tell you about my old friend and great hero Spider John Koerner, who will be 82 on August 31st. Since the early 1970s he’s been doing a unique, informal bar-room thing to classic American folk songs, but in the previous decade to that, he evolved his personal approach to music on mostly original songs inspired by the old blues guys, with one of the most individual and funky guitar styles you could ever want to hear.
He was one of the best live performers of the 1960s, visiting England regularly where his fans not only included teenage oiks like me who followed him round everywhere, but musicians like the Beatles and David Bowie. In the States, it’s people like Bob Dylan and Bonnie Raitt who give him the credit.
Way back in 1963, John was part of a trio with guitarist Dave Ray and harmonica player Tony Glover whose first album Blues, Rags & Hollers on a small label got picked up by the legendary Elektra Records. Over the next decade there were eventually three Koerner, Ray & Glover albums, a solo Elektra one called Spider Blues, a few live recordings that never saw the light of day until quite recently, a folk rock single that’s as rare as hen’s teeth, a duo album with pianist Willie Murphy, and finally one more handmade solo LP for Dave Ray’s Sweet Jane label before he famously gave up music and moved abroad.
When he returned a year or two later, he’d had a lightbulb moment and changed his repertoire to the American folk song book. From then on he’s tended to disown his earlier recordings as being too immature lyrically and too flashy musically. He’ll probably curse me for exhuming this podcast playlist from his first decade of recording that I originally put together in 2013. But he remains one of American roots music’s national treasures and you need to hear this early stuff!
You can read a big – and I do mean big – feature on him here.

1. Crazy Fool from the Koerner, Ray & Glover album Lots More Blues, Rags & Hollers (Elektra) 1963
2. Hangman from the Koerner, Ray & Glover album Blues, Rags & Hollers (Elektra) 1963
3. Creepy John from the Koerner, Ray & Glover album Blues, Rags & Hollers (Elektra) 1963
4. Low Down Rounder from the Koerner, Ray & Glover album Blues, Rags & Hollers (Elektra) 1963
5. Too Bad Blues from the Spider John Koerner album March 1963 (Nero's Neptune) 1963
6. My Little Woman from the Various Artists compilation album The Blues Project (Elektra) 1963
7. Black Dog from the Koerner, Ray & Glover album Lots More Blues, Rags & Hollers (Elektra) 1963
8. Duncan And Brady from the Koerner, Ray & Glover album Lots More Blues, Rags & Hollers (Elektra) 1963
9. I Want To See My Baby from the Koerner, Ray & Glover album The Return Of Koerner, Ray & Glover (Elektra) 1965
10. England Blues from the Koerner, Ray & Glover album The Return Of Koerner, Ray & Glover (Elektra) 1965
11. Goin' To The Country from the Koerner, Ray & Glover album The Return Of Koerner, Ray & Glover (Elektra) 1965
12. You've Got To Be Careful from the Koerner, Ray & Glover album The Return Of Koerner, Ray & Glover (Elektra) 1965
13. Good Luck Child from the Spider John Koerner album Spider Blues (Elektra) 1965
14. Spider Blues from the Spider John Koerner album Spider Blues (Elektra) 1965
15. Corrina from the Spider John Koerner album Spider Blues (Elektra) 1965
16. Ramblin' & Tumblin' from the Spider John Koerner album Spider Blues (Elektra) 1965
17. Baby, Don't Come Back from the Spider John Koerner album Spider Blues (Elektra) 1965
18. Need A Woman from the Spider John Koerner album Spider Blues (Elektra) 1965
19. Don't Stop from the Spider John Koerner 45 (Elektra UK) 1966
20. Wont You Give Me Some Love from the Spider John Koerner 45 (Elektra UK) 1966
21. Stagger Lee from a Spider John Koerner concert recording Live At The Ash Grove (unreleased) 1967
22. Rock Me from a Spider John Koerner concert recording Live At The Ash Grove (unreleased) 1967
23. I Ain't Blue from the Spider John Koerner & Willie Murphy album Running Jumping Standing Still (Elektra) 1969
24. Running Jumping Standing Still from the Spider John Koerner & Willie Murphy album Running Jumping Standing Still (Elektra) 1969
25. Everybody's Goin' For The Money from the Spider John Koerner album Music Is Just A Bunch Of Notes (Sweet Jane) 1972
26. Taking My Time from the Spider John Koerner album Music Is Just A Bunch Of Notes (Sweet Jane) 1972

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