NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #61 ~ 03-21-15]


I woke up huddled on the carpet in front of the fireplace. The empty rum bottle glittered on the fireplace mantle in a radiant shaft of morning sun. I felt a thudding inside my ballooning head. Then I heard a faraway pounding at the front door.

I rose dizzily from the floor and walked to the door on legs of shuddery putty. I looked down through the door glass at Helga, our Swedish housekeeper.

Her blue eyes were wide with alarm staring up at me. I remembered the drunken, blackface playlet I’d performed. Helga turned and scurried away across the porch.

I opened the door and said, “Baby, it’s Johnny.” She came back. I took her hand and led her to the bedroom. She looked up at my black face with a puzzled look. Then she burst out laughing.

I said, “I had a wild party last night. I’m so glad to see you. Don’t touch the house today. For some strange reason I need your company this morning in the worst way. Just take off your clothes and get into bed. I’m going to take a bath. When I come back I want to lie in your arms with my head on your bosom and hear you croon your sweetest Swedish lullabies.”

~ Iceberg Slim, Trick Baby

You may acquire and/or stream NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT Episode 61 HERE.

The contents of the four sets comprising Episode 61 of NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT are as follows:  


Crystal’s Image – “Cold Crush Theme” – Eccentric Soul Omnibus Vol. 1

Godwin Omabuwa & His Cassanova Dandies – “Do The Afro Shuffle” – Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound in 1970’s Nigeria

Unknown Group – “The Fifth Dimension” – The Surf Creature

The Majestics – “Hard Times” – Motor City Memories Vol. 1

The Dynamites – “Red Moon” – Sound System International Dub LP

The Honkers – “Honk” – Stewed Moonbeams In Wavy Gravy

Chai Muansing – “Pee Kow Pee Ork (Ghosts Come And Go)” – Thai Beat A Go-Go Vol.2

The Cellos – “Rang Tang Ding Dong (I’m The Japanese Sandman)” – Vicious Vicious Vocals! Volume Vun

Chocolate Fudge Express – “Down the Line” – Funky Crimes


Alvin Cash & The Crawlers – “Twine Time” – Land Of 1000 Dances Vol.2  

Prince Jazzbo & the Upsetters – “Ital Corner” – Ital Corner

Los Destellos – “Guajira Sicodelica” – Cumbia Beat Vol.1

Cosmo – “I’m A Little Mixed Up” – Desperate Rock ‘N’ Roll, Vol. 8   

Louie Ramirez – “The Boogie Man” – Long Live Boogaloo: 22 Rare Latin Boogaloos from Spanish Harlem ’63-’72

New York Dolls – “Subway Train” – New York Dolls

The Treniers – “Everything’s Wild In Wildwood” – They Rock! They Roll! They Swing!

The Black Hippies – “Doing It in the Street” – The Black Hippies


Lloydie & The Lowbites – “Birth Control” – Trojan Originals

Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band – “Lo Yo Yo Stuff” – Clear Spot

The Chandelles – “El Gato” – Lost Legends Of Surf Guitar, Vol. 1: Big Noise From Waimea!

Danny Cobb – “My Isabella” – Jukebox Mambo: Rumba and Afro-Latin Accented Rhythm & Blues 1949-1960

Night People – “We Got It” – It’s Finking Time: 60s Punk vs. Dancing Junk

Charanjit Singh – “Ek Din Bik Jayega” – Instrumental Film-Tunes

Television – “This Tune” – Television

Tito Puente – “Picao Y Tostao” – The Complete 78s, Volume 3

Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson – “Deana Baby” – Hot Just Like TNT


Roxy Music – “All I Want Is You” – Country Life

Fela Ransome-Kuti & His Koolalobitos – “Se E Tun De” – Lagos Baby 1963-1969

The Springers – “I Know My Baby Loves Me So” – Eccentric Soul: The Way Out Label

Stories In Sound – “Space Battle” – Intoxica! Strange and Sleazy Sounds From The SoCal Suburbs

Rockers All Stars – “Zambian Style” – Augustus Pablo: In Fine Style

The Contours – “Whole Lotta Woman” – In The Beginning: The Mod Story

The Modern Lovers – “Someone I Care About” – The Modern Lovers

Pedro Migul y sus Maracaibos – “Arroz con Coco” – Gozalo! Bugalu Tropical Vol. 2

Love – “Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale” – Forever Changes



BLACK & BROWN stamps may be redeemed at both THE MADISON and THE PURPLE BAT LOUNGE.

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