A mixed bag of styles this week from New York, New Jersey, Berlin,
Jamaica, Colombia, France and Leicester, here in the UK.
I experimented with a video tweet from Tweetie at the end of the
show. You may well find it at: http://yfrog.us/13gewz
if you really
want to. I don't know how long it will be there though.
Remington Steele - ist
From the album Toothpick
. I know I should know more but I've had this track
haunting my desktop for weeks and I've forgotten how it got to me
but perhaps the fact that I'm following @kerntonist on Twitter says
The band are:
Kenton Hall - Guitars, Hammond, Vocals;
John McCourt - Bass, Vocals, Mandolin, Ukulele;
Flash - Drums, Percussion, Loops;
Brett Richardson - Guitars, Bassoon, Vocals and String
Nice that their MySpace credits the musicians on the Toothpick Bridge
You'll find the band at
There is a 30 minute interview with my former boss at Island
Records, Chris Blackwell
BBC Radio 4 - available as listen again for a few more days only at
or go to www.bbc.co.uk/radio4
for Front Row for 25 May 09.
celebrating 50 years since CB founded it. He sold his share a few
years ago but we've a track from his current venture Palm Pictures
later in this show.
When I Am A Horse Again - Jessie
Murphy - In The Woods
(NY, NY, USA)
The band consists of Marcia Webb (flute, pan pipes, and clarinet,
Wurlitzer electric piano, and vocals), Amy Corso (horn, flute,
vocals, percussion), and Jessie Murphy (lead vocals, acoustic
guitar). All three are accomplished musicians in their own right
but together they create a unique brand of soulful songs. There's
an infectious joy in Jessie Murphy In The Woods' new album,
, that sweeps
the listener in its wake. By turns ethereal, mystical, spiritual
and haunting, the New York City based trio plays with a sense of
wonder and discovery that makes them one of 2009's singular new
acts to watch.
Kastanien - Leermond
From the album Castanea
the first Leermond album since a long period of musical
Four pieces of electronic music anywhere between cheerfully and
melancholic, Schiller and Röyksopp, ambient and dancefloor,
avantgarde and pop.
Actually it's an E.P. but it's an important milestone on the way to
a whole album in the future.
Satta Massasanna (feat. Monty
Alexander) - Ernie Ranglin
Ernest "Pops" Ranglin is an internationally known jazz guitarist
from Jamaica. He is a huge influential figure in Jamaican Music
history and the father of Jamaican jazz guitar.
Recently he was awarded the Order of Distinction by the Jamaican
government in recognition of his unique contribution to the islands
musical history. This once in a lifetime live in the studio event
was put together to commemorate his achievements and features an
all star line up of guest musicians including Monty Alexander, Phil
Chen, Richard Bailey, Alana Davis, Jeff Lorber, Laurence Juber,
Robbie Krieger (Doors), Elliott Easton (Cars), Adrian Young (No
Doubt), Elan Atias and others.
Massaganna (feat.Monty Alexander)"
from "Order of Distinction"
(Milk River Music)
iTunes Music Store
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Erk's roadtrip around the states - updates on Twitter where he is
Do it out of love - Chrissy
(NY, NY, USA)
Played Big Log
a few weeks
ago. From her Look Ahead
Chrissy's seasoned voice coupled with her warm personality are an
2008 was been a good year for this New York City based
singer-songwriter. The winter was full of excitement moving to and
'officially' becoming a 'New Yorker', the spring delight of
releasing her new CD, Look
, and the summer and fall have been chock full of
performances to support her new release.
Chrissy was interviewed by my AMP colleague Erk on ERK Pod show 198
find it at www.erkfm.com/
have a job going
with a great advert on their blog which you'll find linked from
their main MySpace at: www.myspace.com/getwanted
You let me down - Ramblin'
(E. Brunswick, NJ, USA)
From the album Rockin
The Ramblin Dawgs are an energetic rock driven modern blues
powerhouse. If Celine Dion is not your style and you prefer
powerful guitar driven rock and blues, their CD should be in your
The Ramblin Dawgs formed in late 2007, making waves throughout
their local New York / New Jersey communities with energetic rock
driven modern blues performances. Driven by Carlos "C-Dawg” DC's
soulful vocals and tasteful guitar playing, Raul DC"s thunderous
drumming, Rick Frank's screaming Hammond organ, and Jonas Landau"s
rock solid grooves on bass, the buzz continued in 2008 as the band
La Paloma (12" mix) -
Usually there are just two places you can go to hear a five-hour,
slammin' DJ set of Afro-Colombian electronic-meets-roots dance
music: Bogota and London. And in both cases the outfit behind the
sound system is Sidestepper. Though they"ve made waves worldwide
with past recordings, The Buena Vibra Sound System is the first
album to capture the vibe of their dance club lineup in all its
It may be hard to imagine that a British DJ/musician could get so
immersed in the politics of race in a South American country, but
that is exactly what happened to Sidestepper founder Richard Blair.
It all started when Blair stumbled across a recording session of
Afro-Colombian matriarch Totó La Momposina while he was working as
an engineer at Peter Gabriel's Real World studios. "It sounded like
Jamaican music, but deeper and more mystical," says Blair. "There
were African drums, but not really. The whole thing took my head
A previously unreleased track from The Buena Vibra Sound System
album on the Palm Pictures label.
from "The Buena Vibra Sound System"
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Luna luna - Les Inédits
Quand la musique tzigane et le rock se rencontrent, Les Inédits
Tziganes s'en amusent. Ils vous invitent Ã un diaporama
sonore festif et énergique qui vous mènera au coeur des Balkans,
guidés par la voix d'une chanteuse d'exception qui vous contera
dans leurs langues d'origines les histoires passées de ces peuples
lointains. Entre tradition et modernité, ces six trublions ont fait
le choix du métissage, ouvrant les frontiéres tour à tour avec
douceur grâe à la flùte, au hautbois, à l'accordéon, parfois avec
violence par la distorsion de la guitare électrique et les pulsions
du duo basse - batterie mais toujours dans un esprit empreint de
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