Thursday, January 31, 2013

Happy Birthday Chad Channing!

Nirvana @ Evergreen State College, Olympia 3/20/90

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Perlich Post's Top Albums of 2012

1. Kelan Philip Cohran and The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - S/T 
2. Neneh Cherry and The Thing - The Cherry Thing
3. Nat Birchall - World Without Form
4. Iris DeMent - Sing The Delta
5. Beachwood Sparks - The Tarnished Gold
6. Dr. John - Locked Down
7. Getatchew Mekuria and The Ex and Friends - Y’Anbessaw Tezeta
8. Shovels and Rope - O' Be Joyful
9. Sun Araw, The Congos, M. Geddes Gengras - Icon Give Thank + Icon Eye
10. Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires - There Is A Bomb In Gilead
11, Human Eye - Live At Third Man
12, Bill Fay - Life Is People
13. Limiñanas - Crystal Anis
14. Father John Misty - Fear Fun
15. JJ Doom - Key To The Kuffs
16. Los Míticos Del Ritmo - Los Míticos Del Ritmo
17. Johnny Dowd - No Regrets
18. Catherine Irwin - Little Heater
19. Matthew Halsall - Fletcher Moss Park
20. Akalé Wubé - Mata
21. Redd Kross - Researching The Blues
22. Lonnie Holley - Just Before Music
23. Eleni Mandell - I Can See The Future
24. James Luther Dickinson - I’m Just Dead I’m Not Gone
25. K-Holes - Dismania
26. The Trashed Romeos - Where Dreamers Never Go
27. Nick Waterhouse - Time's All Gone
28. Big Dipper - Crashes On The Platinum Planet
29. Heidi Happy – On The Hills
30. Billy Joe Shaver – Live At Billy Bob’s Texas
31. The Bohannons - Unaka Rising
32. Andre Williams & The Sadies - Night & Day
32. Timmy's Organism - Raw Sewage Roq
33. Jessica Pratt - Jessica Pratt
34. Om - Advaitic Songs
35. Patterson Hood - Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance
36. The Walkabouts - Berlin
37. Guided By Voices – Let’s Go Eat The Factory
38. Moonrises - S/T
39. Woods - Bend Beyond
40. Alejandro Escovedo - Big Station
41. Shrag - Canines
42. METZ - S/T
43. Debo Band - S/T
44. Ralph "Soul" Jackson - The Alabama Love Man
45. Beach House - Bloom
46. Flying Lotus - Until The Quiet Comes
47. Abdominal & The Obliques - Sitting Music
48. Moon Duo - Circles
49. Tex Perkins & The Dark Horses - Everyone's Alone
50. Fanga and Maâlem Abdallah Guinéa – Fangnawa Experience

Monday, January 28, 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Portland soul of Shirley Nanette

Back in the early 70s, guitarist Hank Swarn had been on the road for fi ve years with Earl Grant's touring combo when he decided to record some of his own material at Ripcord Studios in Vancouver, Washington with the support of some talented local musicians – including organist Billy Larkin, Roy Eldridge sideman saxophonist George Lawson – along with jazz vocalist Shirley Nanette.

The resulting album, Never Coming Back, was finished in a little over a week and issued by the tiny Portland, Oregon-based Satara label back in 1973. Only 500 copies were pressed at the time which is probably why you haven't come across it at your local record shop. Thank the fine folks at Truth & Soul and Magnetic Recordings for having the good sense to re-release two of the album's best tracks as a limited-run single.

All of Your Life is a psychedelic dance floor heater that sounds like Marlena Shaw singing over a lost Jimi Hendrix instrumental. The flipside,  People Are Thinking showcases Shirley Nanette’s belting power as she soars over an uptempo backing track with Ethio-style horn melodies snaking  around a stone-solid soul bump.

Clip Of The Week: Indigo Jam Unit


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

See Lindi Ortega @ The Rivoli, Thursday

Upcoming Tour Dates 

January 23  - Waterloo, ON - Maxwell’s Music House*

January 24  - Toronto, ON - Rivoli*

January 25 - Kingston, ON - Grad Club*

January 26  - Burnstown, ON - Neat Café*

January 27 - Wakefield, QC - Blacksheep* (Matinee Show)

January 29 - Montreal, QC - Divan Orange*

January 30 - Boston, MA - Café 938

January 31 - New York, NY - Joe’s Pub

February 1 - Philadelphia, PA - Tin Angel

February 2 - Vienna, VA - Jammin Java

February 5 - Charlotte, NC - Evening Music

February 6  - Atlanta, GA - Eddie’s Attic

February 7 - Nashville, TN - High Watt

February 8  - Clevland, OH - Beachland Tavern

February 9 - Chicago, IL - Schubas

February 12 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry

February 14 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre*

February 15 - Regina, SK - Exchange*

February 16  - Calgary, AB - Palomino*

February 17 - Edmonton, AB - Avenue Theatre*

February 18 - Jasper, AB - Legion*

February 20 - Nelson, BC - Live at the Royal*

February 22 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore*

February 23 - Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub*

*with co-headliner Dustin Bentall & The Smøkes

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

José James' No Beginning No End out today!

To preview his new album, José James performed Trouble on Letterman from his new Blue Note release No Beginning No End in stores today. After watching the clip, you can sample José's latest work on iTunes using the link below.

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iTunes No Beginning No End

Monday, January 21, 2013

Patti Smith & Tom Verlaine live in Spain 1996

Endless Boogie announce new album

On February 19th, Endless Boogie release their 3rd studio album Long Island recorded this past summer in Brooklyn. So far we know it's 8 tracks and clocks in at 79 minutes, so par for the course then.

The group's No Quarter label  offering a special Long Island pre-order bundle through their online shop which includes an exclusive bonus 12" and a nice looking 18x24 poster with the purchase of the Long Island CD or 2xLP version. The limited-run 12" includes a 13-minute number called "Rollin & Tumblin" cut during the Long Island sessions but left off due to time constraints. There's a live jam on the flip recorded at WFMU. The word is that only 400 were pressed so don't sleep. Check out the album's Stonesy first track Taking Out The Trash...

The Amazing @ The Horseshoe tonight!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

One For The Weekend: Ill Bill

Truth by Ill Bill (produced by Pete Rock) from The Grimy Awards due Feb. 26

Happy Birthday Françoise Hardy!

Bill Brind's Impressions of Expo 67

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Midweek Mixdown: Liam Large (Jukebox Jam)

Here's a brilliant mix of vintage Cubano corkers, calypso heat and swinging R&B blasters assembled by Liam Large (Jukebox Jam) for the excellent Sofrito site. If you like what you hear then you really need to grab a copy of Liam's stone-solid Jukebox Mambo (Jazzman) collection of 1950s-era Afro-Cuban flavoured R&B groovers on the double. Spoiler alert: It's going to place near the top of The Perlich Post's Reissues of 2012 list. Check out Liam's mix which duplicates only two tracks from his killer comp now available on iTunes

Red Callendar Sextette – Eee Ooo Voodoo*
Chuck Higgins – Blues 'n' Mambo
Pupi Campo – Que Te Parece Cholito
Facundo Rivera – Negra Mi Cha Cha Cha
Camille Howard – Hurry Back Baby
Clarence Garlow – New Bon Ton Roulet
Lucho Bermudez – Arroz Con Coco
Duke Of Iron – Calypsonian Invasion
Al Stephano – Mambo Indio
Zilla Mays – Calypso Blues
Alfredito & His Orchestra – Mambo From Mars
Machito – Dragnet Mambo
Noro Morales – Istanbul
Tito Puente – Guageo En Dominante
Ontarios – Lover's Mambo
Ray Charles – Mary Ann
Jimmy McCracklin – Beer Tavern Girl
The Pelicans – White Cliffs Of Dover
Combo Loco – Ven Mi Amore
Sylvie Mora – Taboo
Billy ‘Red’ Love – A Dream*
*From the ‘Jukebox Mambo’ compilation album 

Happy 70th Birthday Scott Walker!


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Happy Birthday Ron Sexsmith!

Hard Bargain (Ron Sexsmith) by Emmylou Harris @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 4/26/11

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013