Dance Macabre

Dance Macabre

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Sharon Jones and some 1950's & 60's R&B And Jazz Singers

Sharon Jones ~ 60 ~ American singer (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings) was probably the best traditional soul singer of the modern era. She had had a long battle with cancer which had seemed to be in remission and at the time of her death she was in a popular car TV ad

SHARON JONES ~ "100 Nights";


SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS ~ "STRANGER TO MY HAPPINESS";


SHARON JONES ~ "MIDNIGHT RIDER";


Prince Buster ~ 78 ~ Jamaican ska musician ("One Step Beyond" (later covered by Madness), "Al Capone", "Madness")

PRINCE BUSTER ~ "AL CAPONE";
PRINCE BUSTER ~ "ONE STEP BEYOND";


PRINCE BUSTER ~ "WASH WASH";


Joan Marie Johnson ~ 72 ~ Singer w/1960's Girl Group the Dixie Cups ("Chapel Of Love", "Iko Iko");
THE DIXIE CUPS ~ "CHAPEL OF LOVE";


THE DIXIE CUPS ~ "IKO IKO";


Diz Russell, 83, American singer w/1950's & 60's Doo-Wop groups The Regals and The Orioles ("It's Too Soon To Know", "Baby Please Don't Go", "Crying In The Chapel", "It's Gonna Be A Lonely Christmas")

THE ORIOLES ~ "CRYING IN THE CHAPEL";


Clifford Curry ~ 79 ~ American 1960's R&B singer ("She Shot a Hole in My Soul")
CLIFFORD CURRY ~ "SHE SHOT A HOLE IN MY HEART";


Shirley Bunnie Foy ~ 80 ~ 1960's and 70's American Jazz, Gospel and R&B singer w/Archie Shepp, Art Blakey, Milt Jackson, The Dell-Tones

ARCHIE SHEPP & BUNNIE FOY ~ "SEA OF FACES";

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

It's Time For CIUT's Fall Membership Drive 2016

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CIUT 89.5fm is Toronto's listener supported community radio station. We have a unique blend of music, news, talk and arts programming not to be found any where else on the dial. All brought by volunteers with very few paid ads for more rock less talk.

My show;"Moondog's Ballroom" Tuesdays at 5pm brings the Punk, Rockabilly,Surf, Garage, Psyche, Blues, Honky Tonk, Swing, Gospel, Ska and various combinations thereof from the 1940's, 50's, 60's to today. Including some stuff rarely if ever played on the radio. I've also done live sessions with The Vibrators, Robyn Hitchcock, BB Guns, Split Lip Rayfield, CATL, Speaking Tongues, Fruitbats, Bela Clava, Three Blue Teardrops, Blue Demons, Maximum RnR, B-17 and more for unique recordings, with more planned for the future.



That's where you, our faithful listeners come in.
Just cuz CIUT has very few paid ads doesn't mean we have no costs. We have to pay for the equipment, a small paid staff and our transmitter. But we need you to become members of CIUT and show your support.

THE BB GUNS LIVE ON CIUT;


Here's the drill;
1. Listen in to "Moondog's Ballroom" Tuesday November 15 at 5pm
2. Phone 416-946-7800 or go online to our secure server at www.ciut.fm.
3. Make a pledge of $25 to my show and become a member of CIUT
4. Become one of the Cool Kids!
It's just that easy!



And as an added incentive all those who become make a pledge and become a member are added to our grand prize draw;
CIUT Membership now has other privileges since we now have a membership card which entitles cardholders to discounts at some local businesses including;
Carlton Cinemas – 2 for 1 Admission for Carlton Cinemas (includes general admission, students, and seniors) www.carltoncinema.ca
Geary Guitar Works – 15% off at The Guitar Building School www.theguitarbuildingschool.com
Alma Natural Spa – 10% off all products and services www.almanaturalspa.com
Steve’s Music – $10 off purchases of $100+ and $20 off purchases of $200+ (in store only @415 Queen Street West)
Vital Planet – 10% off any purchase (sale items excluded) https://www.facebook.com/VitalPlanet
Village Vinyl – 10% off any purchase (sales items excluded) www.villagevinyl.ca
Play De Record – 5% off on all purchases www.playderecord.com
Rapunzel Hair – 10% off services www.rapunzelhair.ca
Ital Vital – 15% off www.italvitalrastaurant.com/menu/
The Cavern – $1 off pints and bar rail mixed drinks + 10% off everything else, including food www.thecavernbar.ca
Career Cycles – 10% off on professional career counselling and transition coaching www.careercylces.com

There is also a grand prize draw which all pledges are entered into and this year the grand prize is (drumroll please) A trip for tow to Iceland! Seriously! I also have some ticket giveaways unique to my show including;
The 2016 Fall Brawl Surf Battle Friday & Saturday Nov.18 & 19th at the Cadillac Lounge;
Friday Nov 18th;
Hang Ten Gallon Hats, The Cliff Divers, Mark Malibu & the Wasagas, King Beez, Luau or Die
Sat Nov 19th;
The Inquisitors, The Aquamaniacs, The Surfrajettes, The Blue Demons, The Men In Gray Suits

And tickets for;
Planet Smashers ~ Nov.18 & 19 at the Shoe
King Kahn & BBQ ~ Nov.26 at Lee's
Duotang ~ Dec.10 at The Silver Dollar
Bouncing Souls ~ De.,13 at Lee's
Mad Caddies ~ Nov.25 at The Silver Dollar

And speaking of Cool Kids; For a pledge of $50 to my show, You, yes You can host "Moondog's Ballroom" for an entire hour! You can choose the music, invite a guest and be DJ for a day. If you have a band you can even play your own stuff, or even do a live acoustic set. You bring the tunes and we'll bring the 15,000 watts of power.

B-17 LIVE ON CIUT;


For you law abiding types CIUT is a registered charity.
This Tuesday November 15 at 5pm; Tune in, Listen in, Phone in and Join up. With Guests The Blue Demon and more TBA.


Besides our onair broadcast you can still hear us @;
online at www.ciut.fm
iTunes Radio
TuneIn Radio Phone App
Rogers Digital Cable - Channel 946
Bell Fibe - Channel 970
Star Choice Satellite Channel - Channel 826

THE UNBELIEVERS ON CIUT:
Thanks Again as always!

Friday, 9 September 2016

Some More Figures From The 1950's & 60's

Leonard Cohen ~ 82 ~ Montreal singer/songwriter/poet/novelist from the 1960's onward "Hallelujah", "Suzanne", "First We Take Manhattan", "The Future", "Bird On A Wire", "Everybody Knows";

LEONARD COHEN ~ "HALLELUJAH";


LEONARD COHEN ~ "FIRST WE TAKE MANHATTAN";


LEONARD COHEN ~ "THE FUTURE";


Buck Ormsby ~ 75 ~ Bassist with 1960's Seattle Garage Punks The Fabulous Wailers ("Louie Louie" & "Tall Cool One", "Out Of Our Tree")

THE WAILERS ~ "TALL COOL ONE";


ROCKIN' ROBIN ROBERTS & THE WAILERS ~ "LOUIE LOUIE";


Rex DeLong ~ Guitarist w/1960's Surf Band The Rumblers ("Boss");
THE RUMBLERS ~ "BOSS";


Joe Clay ~ 78 ~ American 1950's Rockabilly singer/guitarist did "Ducktail", "Doggone It", "16 Chicks", "Get On The Right Track" (later covered by the Polecats)

JOE CLAY ~ "DUCKTAIL";


JOE CLAY ~ "16 CHICKS";


Martin Stone ~ 69 ~ British 1960's & 70's guitarist w/The Action, Savoy Brown Blues Band, Snakefinger, Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers, Pink Fairies, the The 101ers, Wreckless Eric, Marianne Faithful.

THE ACTION ~ "I'LL KEEP ON HOLDING ON";


THE ACTION ~ "SHADOWS & REFLECTIONS";


THE PINK FAIRIES;


Bobby Vee ~ 73 ~ 1950's American pop singer ("Take Good Care Of My Baby" & "The Night Has 1000 Eyes")

BOBBY VEE ~ "TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY";


BOBBY VEE ~ "THE NIGHT HAS 1000 EYES";


Jean Shepard ~ 82 ~ American Country singer from the 1950's to the 70's ("A Dear John Letter", "Slippin' Away", "Second Fiddle To An Old Guitar", "Beautiful Lies")

JEAN SHEPARD ~ "SECOND FIDDLE TO AN OLD GUITAR";


JEAN SHEPARD ~ "IF YOU CAN WALK AWAY";


JEAN SHEPARD ~ "BEAUTIFUL LIES";


Fred Hellerman ~ 89 ~ American folk singer w/The Weavers "Goodnight Irene", "Kisses Sweeter than Wine", "The Wreck of the John B" (aka "Sloop John B"), "Rock Island Line", "The Midnight Special", "Pay Me My Money Down", "Darling Corey" and "Wimoweh")

THE WEAVERS;


Kay Starr ~ 94 ~ American pop and jazz singer from the 1940's & 1950's ("Rock & Roll Waltz", "It's A Good Day", "Wheel Of Fortune")

KAY STARR ~ "IT'S A GOOD DAY" & "WHEEL OF FORTUNE";


KAY STARR & BRENDA LEE ~ "AROUND THE WORLD";


Thursday, 21 July 2016

Alan Vega & Suicide And Some Other Punk & New Wave Figures

Even in the Artsy New York Punk scene of the mid-to-late 1970's Suicide were an oddity. While every other band was guitar based, Suicide were keyboard based. As played by Martin Rev on what was originally a cheap broken-down 1960's vintage Farfisa organ and various guitar effects pedals which produced a collection of bleeps, hisses, farts, metronomic bleats and feedback that basically sounded like Giorgio Moroder playing Space Invaders in a washing machine.

SUICIDE ~ "GHOST RIDER";


What prevented this from being an obscure art project was vocalist Alan Vega. On top of this cacophony Vega sang a collection of shrieks and moans while encased in black leather and sporting a greasy pompadour and a sneering pout like Gene Vincent on acid. His song lyrics were cribbed from comic books, rockabilly, sci-fi b movies and biker flicks with titles like "Ghost Rider", "Rocket USA" or "Frankie Teardrop". Vega also played up the outlaw biker image by onstage antics like swinging a bike chain and charging into the audience to pick fights with the hecklers the band often attracted. Starting in 1970, nobody knew quite what to make of them. Vega and Rev strongly identified with early punks like The Stooges, New York Dolls and Patti Smith who they often played with, to often confused audiences.

SUICIDE ~ "CHEREE";


Their first album "Suicide" came out in 1977, during the era of the first classic era of punk to largely bewildered critics who had little to compare it to. Earlier or contemporary bands like The Silver Apples, Lothar & The Hand People, Cabaret Voltaire, Kraftwerk or Throbbing Gristle were either forgotten or obscure for even the most Bohemian hipsters. A second album produced by Ric Okasek of the Cars was slightly slicker and less noisy. There would even be an attempt in a dance club single in "Dream Baby Dream" which shockingly failed to chart.

SUICIDE ~ "DREAM BABY DREAM";


Aside from a number of albums consisting of live tracks, demos and remixes that that was the end for Suicide. However by 1980 Alan Vega had moved on to a solo career with albums of weird, minimalist rockabilly and others of moody electropop. There would be a Suicide reunion on the late 80's. Vega also focused on art and metal sculpture.

ALAN VEGA ~ "JUKE BOX BABE";


Billy Miller ~ Singer for 1980's & 1990's garage punk band The A-Bones and later co-founder of Norton Records, the premier label for re-issuing classic 1950's & 1960's trashy Rockabilly, Surf, Garage, Blues and R&B. Later branched out into new releases of contemporary trashy R&R Punk groups and veterans like Andre Williams, The Sonics, Bloodshot Bill, Hasil Adkins

THE A-BONES ~ "BABY DOLL";


The Clean were a leaders of the Post-Pink New Wave in New Zealand. Led by guitarist David Kilgour and singer/bassist Peter Gutteridge the Clean had an angular and jangly sound similar to the Soft Boys or XTC. Their impact was lessened by their inability to tour due to Gutteridge's drug problems however and broke up in 1980. Gutteridge would go on to similar bands the Chills, Snapper, The Great Unwashed and The Puddle and solo albums. He had recently made his first trip out of New Zealand.

THE CLEAN ~ "SHE GOES SHE GOES";


THE CLEAN ~ "BEATNIK";


THE CLEAN ~ "TALLY HO!";


THE CLEAN ~ "ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN";


THE GREAT UNWASHED ~ "NECK OF THE WOODS";


Pete Burns ~ 57 ~ Singer with British New Wave band Dead Or Alive ("You Spin Me Round");

DEAD OR ALIVE ~ "YOU SPIN ME ROUND";


DEAD OR ALIVE ~ "THAT'S THE WAY (I LIKE IT)";

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Hagen Liebing ~ 55 ~ Bassist w/German punk band Die Ärzte

DIE ARTZE ~ "M&F";


Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Some Figures From The Toronto Punk & New Wave

Tony Vincent (AKA Tony Torcher) ~ Drummer with 1970's & 80's Toronto Punk Bands The Ugly, The Viletones and Screaming Sam

THE VILETONES ~ "THE LAST GUY IN TOWN";


THE VILETONES ~ "REBEL";


Jonathan Davies ~ Drummer for Toronto Post-Punk bands The Kinetic Ideals, Breeding Ground and National Velvet

THE KINETIC IDEALS ~ "THESE THINGS";


THE KINETIC IDEALS ~ "THIS FACE";


BREEDING GROUND ~ "THIS TIME TOMORROW";


NATIONAL VELVET ~ "FLESH UNDER SKIN";


NATIONAL VELVET ~ "SEX GORILLA";


Also; While clearly not from a Punk or New Wave band, Brian Rading ~ 69 ~ Canadian bassist w/ 1970's pop band Five Man Electrical Band ("Signs") and 1960's Garage band The Staccatos

THE STACCATOS ~ "BUTCHERS & BAKERS";


FIVE MAN ELECTRICAL BAND ~ "SIGNS";


Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Scotty Moore & Some Important Session Guys From The 1960's & 70's

Scotty Moore may not have been the best R&R guitarist but he was the first R&R guitarist. As guitarist on the classic hits Elvis Presley recorded for Sun Records in the 1950's, Moore essentially codified the basic Rockabilly guitar sound. He later became a production manager and occasional session player for Sam Phillips but made few other recordings aside from an unsuccessful solo album and a few guest shots. He was 84.

ELVIS PRESLEY w/ SCOTTY MOORE & BILL BLACK ~ "HOUND DOG":


ELVIS PRESLEY ~ "THAT'S ALL RIGHT MAMA";


ELVIS PRESLEY ~ "TRYING TO GET TO YOU";


ERIC CLAPTON & SCOTTY MOORE ~ "MYSTERY TRAIN";


Leon Russell ~ 74 ~ American Singer/songwriter/pianist from the 1960's onward. Wrote "Delta Lady", "A Song For You". Recorded w/The Beach Boys, Ike & Tina Turner, Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Ventures, Gram Parsons, Byrds, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Elton John, Bobby Boris Pickett, Glen Campbell, Gary Lewis & Playboys, BB King, Freddie King, Dave Mason, Badfinger, Delaney & Bonnie, The Wrecking Crew and numerous solo albums

LEON RUSSELL ~ "ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN":


LEON RUSSELL ~ "JAMBALAYA";


Chips Moman ~ 79 ~ Memphis producer for Stax Records and elsewhere who worked with the Boxtops on their hits as well as with Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin ("Respect", "Do Right Woman"), Bobby Womack, Carla Thomas ("Gee Wiz"), Merrilee Rush, The Triumphs (w/ a young Al Green), Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders), Sandy Posey ("Born a Woman" and "Single Girl"), Joe Tex, Wilson Pickett, Herbie Mann, Roy Hamilton, Ronnie Milsap, Waylon Jennings ("Luchenbach Texas"), Tammy Wynette, BJ Thomas, Gary Stewart, Petula Clark and The Highwaymen, a country supergroup w/ Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.
Also; Danny Smythe ~ 67 ~ Drummer with 1960's Memphis Blue Eyed Soul band The Box Tops ("The Letter", "Soul Deep")

THE BOXTOPS ~ "THE LETTER";


Produced Elvis Presley's 1969 album "From Elvis in Memphis" with hits "In the Ghetto", "Suspicious Minds" and "Kentucky Rain"

ELVIS PRESLEY ~ "IN THE GHETTO";


Also produced Dusty Springfield's 1969 "Dusty in Memphis" album

Wrote "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" for Aretha Franklin, and "The Dark End of the Street", covered by James Carr, Gram Parsons, Percy Sledge, Linda Rondstadt, Ry Cooder, Diamanda Galas and the Commitments

ARETHA FRANKLIN ~ "RESPECT";


JAMES CARR ~ "DARK END OF THE STREET";
THE HIGHWAYMEN ~ "GOOD HEARTED WOMAN";


Mack Rice ~ 82 ~ American songwriter ("Mustang Sally", "Respect Yourself") and singer, complications of Alzheimer's disease

WILSON PICKETT ~ "MUSTANG SALLY";


THE STAPLE SINGERS ~ "RESPECT YOURSELF";


Wayne Jackson ~ 74 ~ American Sax player w/Stax Records R&B bands The Mar-Keys, The Memphis Horns
SLIM MOORE & THE BAR-KAYS ~ "HOW LONG";


Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Some Jazzmen

Sir Charles Thompson ~ 98 ~ American Jazz pianist from the 1940's onwards w/Coleman Hawkins/Howard McGhee, Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis, Lucky Millinder, Illinois Jacquet, Buck Clayton

COLEMAN HAWKINS w/ SIR CHARLES THOMPSON ~ "CENTERPIECE";


Don Francks ~ 84 ~ Canadian jazz vocalist w/Lenny Breau and actor ("La Femme Nikita", "Inspector Gadget", "I'm Not There")

TORONTO JAZZ;


Ernestine Anderson, 87, American Jazz, Blues and R&B pianist and vocalist from the 1940's on, sang with Johnny Otis, Lionel Hampton, Gigi Gryce, Quincy Jones later solo ERNESTINE ANDERSON ~ "MOANIN'";


Mike Pedicin ~ 98 ~ American Big Band Jazz bandleader from the 1940's on, had a hit with "Shake A Hand"

MIKE PEDICAN BAND ~ "SHAKE A HAND";


Shelly Moore ~ 84 ~ British born American Big Band Jazz singer from the 1950's & 60's w/Vic Lewis, Ramsey Lewis, Ray McKinney and Plas Johnson, recorded on Argo Records

SHELLY MOORE ~ "WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE LOW";



Gato Barbieri ~ 83 ~ Argentine Jazz Fusion saxophonist from the 1970's on

GATO BARBIERI ~ "EUROPA";


Buster Cooper ~ 87 ~ American trombonist at the Apollo Club & w/Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman & Duke Ellington

BUSTER COOPER & LIONEL HAMPTON;


BUSTER COOPER & LIONEL HAMPTON;


Hannes Bauer ~ 61 ~ German Free Jazz trumpet and trombone player w/Peter Brotzman

PETER BROTZMAN QUARTET;


PETER BROTZMAN QUARTET;


Victor Bailey ~ 56 ~ American Bassist w/Weather Report and Sonny Rollins, Pharaoh Sanders, Micheal Brecker, Miriam Makeba, LL Cool J, Sting
WEATHER REPORT ~ "VOLCANO FOR HIRE";


Paul Smoker ~ 75 ~ American jazz trumpeter w/Anthony Braxton

ANTHONY BRAXTON;


Fredrik Norén ~ 75 ~ Swedish jazz drummer w/Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon and many Scandinavian jazzmen from the 1960's on

FREDRICK NOREN ~ "DON'T DROP THE BOP";


Joe Temperley ~ 86 ~ Scottish Jazz saxophonist w/Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Joe Henderson, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orch and Clark Terry. Played on soundtracks for "Cotton Club", "Biloxi Blues", "Brighton Beach Memoirs", "When Harry Met Sally", and "Tune In Tomorrow"

JOE TEMPERELEY ~ "TRY A LITTLE TENDERENESS";


Bobby Hutcherson ~ 75 ~ American jazz vibe player from the 1960's on. Recorded with Blue Note, Landmark Atlantic and Verve Records, played with Joe Henderson, Lee Morgan, Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, Joey Defrancesco, David Sanborn

BOBBY HUTCHERSON & HAROLD LAND HERZOG;


Bobby Wellins ~ 80 ~ Scottish Jazz saxophonist from the 1950's onward

BOBBY WELLINS ~ "MOON RAY";