Saturday, 15 September 2012

Graveyard Love

A load of raw blues, gospel, country, jazz and folk from the likes of The Missionaries, Cab Calloway, Bertha Idaho, Memphis Minnie, Joseph Spence and Ivy Smith; some new dance singles from Prisma, Perc and Mutant Beat Dance; some rowdy clanky stuff from Mauritius and Dominica; and a miniature 80s party. Enjoy x

Reel Rebels Radio 12th September,

Washington Phillips - Denomination Blues Part One [Mississippi]
Bertha Idaho - Graveyard Love [Dust To Digital]
Ex Governor Alf Taylor & The Old Limber Quartet - Brother Noah Built An Ark [Dust To Digital]
The Missionaries - Clouds Hanging Low [Mississippi/Change/Social]
Two Gospel Keys - I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore [Mississippi]
Memphis Minnie - Can't I Do It For You [Origin Jazz]
Ivy Smith - Third Alley Blues [Sub Rosa]
Louise & Joseph - Won't That Be A Happy Time [Mississippi]
Georgia Washboard Stompers - Who Stole The Lock On The Henhouse Door [Ace Of Hearts]
Cab Calloway & His Orchestra - Minnie The Moocher
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - In My Front Room [Rumble]
Irma Thomas - Breakaway [Mississippi]
(E16) - 2 Letter 'KG' [Irdial]
Mutant Beat Dance - Urban Dust [LIES]
Perc - A New Brutality [Perc Trax]
Prisma - Dried Grapes [Kondens]
Flying Lizards - Sex Machine [Statik]
Ein St Ein - Varsavia (LP Version) [Bordello A Parigi]
Unidentified Performers - Main Street of Haina [Smithsonian Folkways]
Ti Frere - Pas Faire Comme Moi [Harmonia Mundi]
Amanar - Ariyalan [Sahel Sounds/Little Axe]
Joseph Spence - I Bid You Goodnight [Mississippi]

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Let Me Clear My Throat / Burning Nest

Debut drivetime edition for Reel Rebels Radio featuring some chripy numbers from Trinidad and Hawaii; rude and rowdy carnival drums and horns from Ethiopia, Haiti and Morocco; new Mark Fell and Seekersinternational LPs; some shortwave numbers station recordings; a Pete Swanson 7"; another new Rrose 12"; triple Sloop; a couple of new albums on Sahel Sounds; moody Liberian guitar music, a testcard taster, a bunch of throaty stuff, and some wistful blues from John Jacob Niles. Now please bear in mind it was pretty warm down in the studio on Tuesday, and my head doesn't fair so well in the heat, so I feed you all sorts of bollocks, such as that there's a new Agali Ag Amoumine LP out (there isn't), and that 78+2=74 (it doesn't), but all the tunes are solid gold, so as long as you ignore me you'll have a great time with this one.

Unidentified performers - Tallon [Smithsonian Folkways]
Master Musicians Of Jajouka - Sidi Hamid Sherk [Sol Re Sol]
Dirashe Tribe - Dirashe Drum Song [Sublime Frequencies]
Rrose - 23 Lashes [Eaux 291]
(G14) - DFD21 [Irdial]
Mark Fell - SOA-4 [Editions Mego]
Seekersinternational - Always Dub [Digitalis]
The Westland Band - Maria [Nonesuch]
Pale K Lua - Kohala March [Yazoo]
Joseph Spence - Sloop John B [Mississippi]
Cleveland Simmons Group - Hustle Up The John B Sail [Rounder]
ET Mensah - John B Calypso [RetroAfric]
Amanar - A1 [Sahel Sounds/Little Axe]
Souleyman Niafounke - Bamana [Sahel Sounds/Mississippi]
Unknown - Mandingo Song [Mississippi]
Uzlyau - Slow Form #2
Sygyt - Kargyraa
Ghedalia Tazartes - Rien Nest Assez Fort Pour Dive [VOD]
Guttural Singer - I Won't Stop Singing Kagyraa
Ghedalia Tazartes - Le Crabe Ne Joue Jamais A La Poupee [VOD]
Tenores Di Bitti - Boch'e Notte [Network Medien]
Xoomii Music - Buyant Gol
Церемония Зеленой Тары - Восхваление Зеленой Тары
Ghedalia Tazartes - Merci Stephane [VOD]
John Jacob Niles - John Henry [Dut To Digital]
Ein St Ein - Warsaw [Bordello A Parigi]
Pete Swanson - Positive [BEB45]
This Heat - Testcard [This Is]

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Mark Fell's in here twice, both as Mark Fell and as Sensate Focus; there's a big chunk of Anworth Kirk from their new LP Shacklecross; a couple of new singles from the ever-reliable LIES camp, from Trackman Lafonte & Bonquiqui and Torn Hawk; some Ethiopian bits, both mesmerically pretty and rowdily tribal; and sticking with tribal, the new Cut Hands single is rather, and there's a pretty hefty slab of Haitian rara to get yer abs around.  Otherwise there's a cracking new LP on Pan by Aaron Dilloway and Jason Lescalleet; a smidgen of Tahitian sunshine; and a clunky 23minute number from This Heat.

Trackman Lafonte & Bonquiqui - Pacific House [LIES]
Group Taraatua - Himene Tarava [Saydisc]
Unidentified Performers - Notre Dame de 7 Doleurs [Smithsonian]
Cut Hands - Black Mamba [Blackest Ever Black]
Mark Fell - SOA-2 [Editions Mego]
Sensate Focus - X (3.3') [Sensate Focus]
Anworth Kirk - Shacklecross A [Pre-Cert Home Entertainment]
Torn Hawk - Tarifa [LIES]
Habesha 2000 Band - Habesha Traditional Song 2 [Sublime Frequencies]
Tsege Mariam Gebru - Presentiment [Mississippi/Change]
Aaron Dilloway & Jason Lescalleet - Burning Nest [Pan]
This Heat - Metal [This Is]