Tuesday, December 30, 2008

FFFreakout #143 "Dave's Faves of '08" (Aired on 1/1/09)

1) Magnetic Fields - Old Fools from Distortion (Nonesuch)
2) Sic Alps - Gelly Roll Gum Drop from U.S. EZ (Siltbreeze)
3) Times New Viking - Another Day from Rip It Up (Matador)
4) No Age - Teen Creeps from Nouns (Sub Pop)
5) Pumice - Pebbles from Quo (Soft Abuse)
6) Crystal Stilts - Shattered Shine from Alight of Night (Slumberland)
7) Fuck Buttons - Ribs Out from Street Horsssing (ATP Records)
8) The Alps - Cloud One from III (Type)
9) Scott Tuma - Moccasoclea from Not For Nobody (Digitalis)
10) Steinski - Jazz from What Does It All Mean? (Illegal Art)
11) Arthur Russell - Close My Eyes from Love Is Overtaking Me (Audika)
12) Blind Boy Fuller - Step It Up & Go from Victrola Favorites (Dust-to-Digital)
13) Blank Dogs - Spinning from the Yeti #6 compilation (Yeti Publishing)
14) Spiritualized - I Gotta Fire from Songs in A & E (Castle)
15) Sun City Girls - Wild World of Animals from You're Never Alone With a Cigarette (Abduction)
16) Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Moonland from Dig, Lazurus, Dig!!! (Anti-)

Happy New Year!!! Took the opportunity on today's show to run through some of my favorites from 2008 (in no particular order) and next week Carl will do the same. This is just a small sampling of some of the things I enjoyed. If I had more time I would have loved to delve deeper into some of the re-issues I discovered. Also, I should have played something off of Hairdryer Peace by The Hospitals, but I thought after some late night New Year's partying this may give some people the head spins and cause some gastro-intestinal upheaval. Maybe next time!

Crystal Stilts "Prismatic Room"

Saturday, December 27, 2008

FFFreakout #142 (Aired on 12/25/08)

1) Rev. J.M. Bates - Gettin' Ready For Christmas Day
2) Blind Lemon Jefferson - All I Want is That Pure Religion
3) Skip James - Jesus is a Mighty Good Leader
4) Blind Willie Johnson - Take Your Burden . . .
5) Rev. Gary Davis - I Belong To the Band
6) Eddie Head and Family - - Lord, I'm the True Vine
7) Carter Family - Keep on the Sunny Side
8) Roosevelt Graves and Brother - Woke Up This Morning
9) Bessie Johnson's Sanctified Singers - The Whole World is in His Hands
10) Hank Williams & The Drifting Cowboys - I'll Have a New Body
11) Edward W. Clayborn - Your Enemy Cannot Harm You
12) Blind Willie McTell - I Got to Cross the River Jordan
13) Louvin Brothers - I'll Never Go Back
14) Flatts & Scruggs - That Home Above
15) Rev. D.C. Rice and Sanctified Congregation - We Got the Same Kinda Power Over Here
16) Lil McClintock - Sow Good Seeds
17) Rev. Edward Clayborn (The Guitar Evangelist) - This Time Another Year You May Be Gone
18) Mahalia Jackson - God's Gonna Separate the Wheat From the Tares

Even though it was Christmas Day, we figured most people had probably had their fill of Christmas music, so we decided to play a bunch of old time gospel and sanctified blues. Here's some footage of Rev. Gary Davis, a personal favorite.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

FFFreakout #141 (Aired on 12/18/08)

1) James Brown - Go Power At Christmas Time
2) Clarence Carter - Backdoor Santa
3) Los Lobos - Rudolf the Manic Reindeer
4) Run DMC - Christmas in Hollis
5) The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping
6) David Bowie & Bing Crosby - Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy
7) Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas
8) Ramones - Merry Christmas, I Don't Want To Fight Tonight
9) Squirrel Nut Zippers - Carolina Christmas
10) Weird Al Yankovic - Christmas at Ground Zero
11) Elvis Presley - Here Comes Santa Claus
12) Sammy Davis, Jr. - Jingle Bells
13) The Blue Hawaiians - Christmas Time is Here
14) The Rat Pack - A Marshmellow World (live)
15) Les Brown & His Band of Renown - The Nutcracker Suite
16) El Vez - Feliz Navidad

El Vez wants to wish you a Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

FFFreakout #140 (Aired on 12/11/08)

1) David Byrne & Brian Eno - Home
2) Alejandro Escovedo - Chelsea
3) Cat Power - New York
4) The Who - A Quick One, While He's Away
5) Knife World - Aerial Chariot
6) Times New Viking - Teen Drama
7) Ilyas Ahmed - Returned Prayer
8) Brady "Doc" and Lucy Barnes - Free Go Lily
9) Dead C - Speed Kills
10) Billy Paul - Am I Black Enough For You?
11) Sly & The Family Stone - Loose Booty
12) The Temptations

Carl mentioned that the Alejandro Escovedo record was one of his favorites of the year, and we brought up the time we saw him live doing a scorching version of "I Wanna Be Your Dog". Here he is performing it in 2007, minus the rockin' cello player.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

FFFreakout #139 (Aired on 12/4/08)

Alan & Richard Bishop - My Painted Tomb
Frida Hyvonen - Dirty Dancing
Blank Dogs - Spinning
Twinsistermoon - Kingdom of the Sea
King Tuff - Lazerbeam
The Fireman - Nothing Too Much Just Out of Sight
The Black Keys - Psychotic Girl
Johnny Cash - Rowboat
The Pretenders - Boots of Chinese Plastic
School of Seven Bells - Iamundernodisguise
Kemialliset Ystavat - KYY4
George Childers - Turkey in the Straw
Pumice - World With Worms
Jenny Lewis - Jack Killed Mom
The Kinks - Set Me Free

Here's a video for "Leaving the Light On" by the mysterious Blank Dogs who are reported to have a new full-length out on In The Red Records in the coming months.