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The Staggering Twenties
April 27, 2011, 8:19 am
Filed under: Stagger Casts

Wow! Stagger Cast #20 is already up on the site. As ever, the download link is hidden away at the very bottom of the podcast page. I seem to be in quite a mellow mood this week, or rather I’m listening to quite mellow music so *that* fucking wedding doesn’t push me over the edge. Look out for some cracking new tracks from Austin Lucas and The Singing Adams among the old timey shizzle.

Stagger Cast #20 (54mb, 60mins)

01. Alton Ellis & Phyllis Dillon – Remember That Sunday
02. Hugh Mundell – Walk With Jah Jah
03. Sugar Pie Desanto & Etta James – In The Basement
04. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – How Do I Let A Good Man Down?
05. Sister Wynona Carr – The Ball Game
06. Ernie K Doe – Beating Like A Tom Tom
07. Mac Rebennack – Storm Warning
08. Fats Domino – Walking To New Orleans
09. Elvis Presley – Burning Love
10. Gillian Welch – Elvis Presley Blues
11. Lalo Schifrin – Burning Bridges (from Kelly’s Heroes)
12. Python Lee Jackson – In A Broken Dream
13. Gene Clark – Full Circle Song
14. Austin Lucas – Darkness Out Of Me
15. The Singing Adams – Married Woman
16. Ricky Nelson – Lonesome Town
17. Gene Vincent – Over The Rainbow
18. Mishka Ziganoff – Koilen
19. Anita Lane – Bella Ciao

Adios Poly
April 27, 2011, 6:56 am
Filed under: Miscellaneous


” I think saying “Oh Bondage, Up Yours!” on national television may have been my favourite moment in journalism” – Samira Ahmed, April 26th 2011

Gums Fever
April 22, 2011, 10:28 am
Filed under: Miscellaneous, MP3

Since I’m pretty sure none of you were among the lucky five to get the new, USB-format, gummy bear encased Flaming Lips EP, here‘s a link to some youtube rips, decent quality considering. The stoners among you may appreciate the fact they were sold at 4.20 on 4/20. Ahem

April 20, 2011, 9:00 am
Filed under: Stagger Casts

here we go again, regular as rusty clockwork, it’s Stagger Cast #19

Click here – the download link is right at the foot of the page

Stagger Cast #19

mixed live at the House Of Stagger

01. Los Straitjackets – Itchy Chicken
02. Thee Midniters – I Found A Peanut
03. Sandman Howard – Cut It Out
04. Chuck Miller – Baltimore Jones
05. Little Anthony & The Imperials – Shimmy Shimmy Ko Ko Bop
06. Lee Moses – Bad Girl (pt.1)
07. Little Caesar & The Conspirations – New Orleans
08. Danny Overbear – Forty Cups Of Coffee
09. Dr John – Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya
10. The Uniques – My Conversation
11. Keith Poppin – Hold Not Thy Peace
12. Jesse Stone – Crawfish
13. Tampa Red – It Hurts Me Too
14. Memphis Jug Band – On The Road Again
15. Gene Pitney – A Town Without Pity
16. Drive By Truckers – Danko / Manuel
17. Dolly Parton – The Seeker
18. Carolina Chocolate Drops – Starry Crown
19. Laura Cantrell – The Bees
20. Doc Watson – Down To The Valley

Misty PS
April 19, 2011, 10:34 am
Filed under: Miscellaneous

lookee – they even made a proper charity appeal thing

Misty’s Big Adventure, The Family Amusement Centre from Grumpy Fun on Vimeo.

Pay Misty For Me
April 19, 2011, 10:22 am
Filed under: Miscellaneous

Misty’s Big Adventure are a truly wonderful band and are far too little known for my liking. Great on record, glorious live, written off as “wacky” by the odd philistine who notices the Erotic Volvo but not the sheer quality and invention of the songs. Go see them, buy all their records.

In fact, you can do better. Like quite a few bands these days who’ve had the sense to realise old music biz models just don’t work any more, they’re running one of those Pledge Music schemes where fans who stump up for a new album in advance (in this case The Family Amusement Centre) get the chance for all sorts of other gubbins, on a sliding scale running from an advance copy of the CD for a tenner, through such wonders as Grandmaster Gareth’s soul (£50, just the one) through to a whole Misty’s gig of your own for £750.  The album’s recorded (in fact you can get a track from it here) but needs some polishing and such, and fundraising seems to be going well but you’ve still got a couple of months to invest in the album. I will, soon as I have some $$$

Funky Fly
April 16, 2011, 4:34 pm
Filed under: Gigs!

Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds, Newcastle Cluny, April 13th. PHENOMENAL

A First Quarter(ish) Report
April 16, 2011, 11:15 am
Filed under: Miscellaneous

I meant to post this a couple of weeks ago. Anyway, 2011 is looking to be an immense year for albums, here’s the best from the first 3 months or so.

Low - C'Mon

Those Dancing Days - Daydreams & Nightmares

Josh T Pearson - Last Of The Country Gentlemen

And of course the Morton Valence album, Me & Home James which probably doesn’t have a proper cover yet

Stagger Cast #18
April 15, 2011, 11:16 am
Filed under: Stagger Casts

Seem to be getting a bit more punctual with the Stagger Casts of late, here’s number 18 already.

Get it here – the download link is at the foot of the page.

01 Alabama Kid – Rockin’ Jalopy
02 Mel Smith – Pretty Plaid Skirt
03 The Delmonas – CC Rider
04 April March – Chick Habit
05 Marvin Pontiac – Small Car
06 Johnny Osbourne – Nightfall (Extended)
07 Baba Brooks – Guns Fever
08 Wynonie Harris  -Rot Gut
09 The Treme Brass Band – Just A Closer Walk With Thee
10 Huey Piano Smith – Don’t You Know Yockomo?
11 Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens – Trouble In My Way
12 Joe King – Speak On Up
13 Bessie Smith – Gimme A Pigfoot & A Bottle Of Beer
14 Henry Thomas – The Little Red Caboose
15 Hank Snow – Your Locket Is My Broken Heart
16 The Handsome Family – Drunk By Noon
17 Crazy Horse – I Don’t Wanna Talk About It

DIY Analogue Bubblebath
April 14, 2011, 2:41 pm
Filed under: Miscellaneous

This is kinda gorgeous clicky