NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #43 ~ 10-18-14]


Ye-ye – French for pop musician, a term inspired by the ‘yeah! yeah! exclamations of rock and roll – evolved as the latest fad within the culture of Leopoldville’s students and young workers. Having more to do with cool and ‘style’ and less with juvenile delinquency, ye-yes were regarded as benign versions of the ‘Bills.’ Girls wore miniskirts or pants and perhaps a wig or extra hairpieces. ‘They wear funny make-up and take on a slightly shabby look. They wear long necklaces, the longest around. Earrings are always of unusual color, length and size.’ Men grew their hair long and often wore make-up. ‘Hats, wild glasses and masks are also the ye- ye’s mark. They prefer motorcycles to cars … They drive fast. They often take on a snooty air.’ Men liked beautiful women. Women ‘adore the “jazzers” – guys with light skin.’ And their speech was littered with foreign phrases like ‘pop music,’ ‘rhythm and blues,‘hippies,’ and, thanks to the Jackson Five’s bubble-gum soul, ‘blues au chewing gum.’

– Gary Stewart, Rumba On The River: A History Of The Popular Music Of The Two Congos

You may acquire Episode 43 HERE.

As follows, our musical selections within each of the four sets comprising Episode 43 of NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT: 


Ohio Players – “Love Rollercoaster” – Sweet Soul Music: 24 Scorching Classics From 1975

The Twilights – “.007” – Surf-Age Nuggets

Johnny Teupen – “Minikillers II” – Popshopping Vol. 1: Juicy Music From German Commercials 1960-1975

Vis a Vis – “Kankyema” – Booniay!! A Compilation of West African Funk

George Guzman – “Lazy Boogaloo” – Explosivos (Deep-Soul From The Latin Heart 1966-70)

The Heptones – “Play On Mr. Music (With The Congos & Junior Murvin)” – Party Time (Deluxe Edition)

The Kinglets – “Pretty Please” – Mo Betta’ – St. Louis R&B 56-66

Armando Travaioli – “L’ Arcidiavolo” – Beat At Cinecitta Vol. 3

Googie Rene – “Big Foot” – Malamondo 3


Mighty Hannibal – “My Name Is Hannibal” – Hannibalism

Antibalas – “Dirty Money” – Antibalas

Dennis Alcapone – “Spanish Amigo” – Studio Kinda Cloudy

The Exciters – “Tell Him” – Early Girls Volume 2

Jackie Lomax – “The Eagle Laughs At You” – Is This What You Want?

Orquesta Riverside – “Penthouse Mambo” – Baracoa

The Astronauts – “The Hearse” – Crypt of Instros 1-A

T. Rex – “Jewel” – The Peel Session

Kenny & The Be-Bops – “Linda Lou” – Rock’N’Roll & Rock-A-Billy Inferno

Ramones – “Judy Is A Punk” – I Hate CDs: Norton Records 45 RPM Singles Collection Vol. 1


Sir Shina Adewale and His Super Stars International – “Awa Ni Superstars” – Lagos Chop Up

Daybreakers – “Psychedelic Siren” – Garage Beat ’66 Vol. 6: Speak Of The Devil…

Johnny Angel – “You Got Me Jumpin’” – Let’s Boogaloo, Vol. 6: Explosive Deep Funk, Northern Soul & Dancefloor Jazz En El Barrio ’14

Commercial – “Canada Dry” – Los Nuggetz: 60’s Punk, Pop and Psychedelic from Latin America

Anibal Velasquez Y Su Conjunto – “Cecilia” – Mambo Loco

The Detroit Cobras – “You Knows What To Do” – Mink Rat or Rabbit

Pussycat – “Mais Pourquoi” – Mondo Girls: 20 Floorshaking Soul/R ‘n’ Beat Gems From The 60’s

Freddie Starr – “Peter Gunn Locomotion” – Murder On Your Ears

The Funkees – “Acid Rock” – Nigeria Rock Special: Psychedelic Afro-Rock & Fuzz Funk in 1970s Nigeria

The Outsiders – “Time Won’t Let Me” – Nuggets I: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era

Classie Ballou – “Crazy Mambo” – Mambo Vol. 5: Mambo Diablo

The Savage – “Space Express” – Adventures Into UNKNOWN INSTRUMENTALS 3


Somo Somo – “Mosese 2000” – Womad Talking Book: Africa

“Pop Music Male Vocal” – Radio Myanmar (Burma)

Johnny Carroll – “Hot Rock” – Ace Cafe: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Years

Inner Circle & The Fatman Riddim Section – “Bad Reputation” – Heavyweight Dub

The Channels – “Old Chinatown” – Groove 45rpm

Grace Lee and the Stylers – “Why Are You Not Smiling?” – Singapore A-Go-Go Vol. 1

Louis Jordan – “Reet Petite And Gone” – Roots Of Ska ’42-’62: Rhythm & Blues Shuffle USA Jamaica

The Artesians – “Monkey Chain” – Stomp! Northwest Killers Vol. 1 – 1960-1964

Masters Of Reality – “100 Years (Of Tears On The Wind)” – Sunrise On The Sufferbus


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