Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Rat Salad Radio • April 18, 2012

The Twelves (The Dirty Dozens) by Kokomo Arnold

from the album

Kokomo Arnold & Casey Bill Weldon: Bottleneck Guitar Masters Trendsetters of the 1930s (Yazoo)

1935 for this one.

I'll Be Up Someday by Kokomo Arnold

from the album

Kokomo Arnold & Casey Bill Weldon: Bottleneck Guitar Masters Trendsetters of the 1930s (Yazoo)


Busy Bootin' by Kokomo Arnold

from the album

Kokomo Arnold & Casey Bill Weldon: Bottleneck Guitar Masters Trendsetters of the 1930s (Yazoo)

1935 again

Mermaid (excerpt) by Daphne Oram

from the album

The Oram Tapes Vol. I (Young Americans)

new 2CD set from the personal archives of 1950s electronic music pioneer, first director of the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop. She invented music instruments like one that used light projected thru 35mm film filters to produce sound.

See The Sky About To Rain by Neil Young

from the album

On The Beach (Reprise)

from the lovely crackly record. 1974.

I Faram Gami I Faram by Mulatu Astatke

from the album

Mulatu Steps Ahead (Strut)

2010 release from the legendary Ethio-jazz composer/player. Little bit of Latin flavor to this one, somehow...

Ur Himlen / En Arm For Ut by Hans Appelqvist

from the album

Sjunga Slutet Nu (Hapna)

New from Swedish multi-media artist.

Steal My Mind by The Golden Boys

from the album

Dirty Fingernails (12XU)

New from Texas. John Wesley Coleman III singin'.

Zombie by Awesome Color

from the album

Massa Hypnos (Ecstatic Peace)

Detroit, 2010.

Sharivari by The Dirtbombs

from the album

Party Store (In The Red)

nuther one from Detroit. 2011.

Jive Talkin' by The Bee Gees

from the album

Main Course (RSO)

Well, well, well. Lookie what I stumbled across in the record stacks! 1975 in all it's frikkin' glory!

Free My People by Joni Haastrup

from the album

Wake Up Your Mind (Tummy Touch/Soundway)

1978 Nigerio-disco-rock, recorded in London.

My Rules by Void

from the album

Sessions 1981-83 (Dischord)

Maryland hardcore

Get Out Of My Way by Void

from the album

Sessions 1981-83 (Dischord)

Help Me by Screaming Females

from the album

Ugly (Don Giovanni)

new melodic sorta punky stuff from NJ trio

Thin Ice by The Soviettes

from the album

The Soviettes LP (Adeline)

Minneapolis, 2003.

This Thing Called Progress/In My Headache by Poison Idea

from the album

Darby Crash Ride Again: The Early Years (Southern Lord)

California hardcore early 1980s

Esperanza, Angélica y Sofia by Trio Instrumental Arriaga

from the album

(VA) Cylinder Recordings, vol. 3 (

Popular Mexican tune from 1910 (wow!).

Contestación A Amor Que Malo Eres by Lydia Mendoza

from the album

First Queen of Tejano Music (Arhoolie)


Roses And Pine by Katherine Whalen & Her Fascinators

from the album

Madly Love (Five Head Entertainment)

new, local

Thicker Than A Smokey by Gary Higgins

from the album

Red Hash (Nufusmoon/Drag City)

Originally out in 1973, reissued by Drag City (thanks!) in 2008.

Djevelen i Hjørnet by Mariel Vandersteel

from the album

Hickory (self-released)

fiddler who blends old-time Appalachian sound with drony Norwegian Hardingfele (fiddle w/sympathetic strings that vibrate 'longside the played ones...)

Fanfaari by Värttinä

from the album

Seleniko (Green Linnet)

Finnish vocal group, 1992

Poor Old Dirt Farmer by Levon Helm

from the album

Dirt Farmer (Vanguard)

Legendary singer/drummer for The Band lies dying at this hour. Thank you sir for all.

Don't Do It by The Band

from the album

The Band: A Musical History (Capitol)

Levon singing lead on the fabulous cover of the Marvin Gaye song.

Hazy Days by The Human Instinct

from the album

Pins In It (Sunbeam)

1971 New Zealand hardrockers w/ lotsa wah-wah guitar from a dude called Billy TK

Song of Innocence by David Axelrod

from the album

Song of Innocence (Capitol)


Subtle Girl by Estrogen Highs

from the album

For All I Know (Southpaw)

new lo-fi garage pop from New Haven CT

Evil by Tom Jones

from the album

Evil b/w Jezebel 7" (Third Man)

Tom Jones at age 71, growling some Howlin' Wolf... produced by Jack White

I'll Be Around by Howlin' Wolf

from the album

More Real Folk Blues (MCA/Chess)

1954. Classic band of Otis Spann on piano, Hubert Sumlin on guitar, Willie Dixon on bass, and Earl Phillips pounding 'em.

Dark Lard by Patrick Lundeen

from the album

The Oblique Mystique/Looming Fruit 7" (self-released)

musician / artist from Brooklyn

The Cook by Countdown Quartet

from the album

Sadlack's Stomp (Yep Roc)

2002, local

View Ye Living by Jeff Hart

from the album

Ghosts of the Old North State (Bombay)

Local musician Hart looks back over 20 years of songs...

Into The Darkness by Delta Spirit

from the album

Delta Spirit (Rounder)

their new one...

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