NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #68 ~ 06-13-15]


From the back of the ballroom was this giant fat man carrying a guitarist on his shoulders. The guitarist was Slim, playing like his life was on the line. He was slick as grease and dressed to kill—flaming red suit, flaming red shoes, flaming red-dyed hair. He made his way through the room until everyone was in a stoned fury. When he jumped down from the shoulders of his man, I saw that his guitar was a beat-up Strat that looked like it’d been through two world wars. He wore the guitar low on his hip like a gunslinger. His guitar strap was made of fish wire and the cord to his amp had to be three hundred feet long. Guitar Slim never sat down. He played his guitar between his legs, played it behind his back, played it on his back, played it jumping off the stage, played it hanging from the rafters. The Strat was strong. Its one-piece Maple neck was made with steel and could take a beating. The tough construction allowed Slim to sling it around his hip like a bag of potatoes. I liked how he treated it rough, because that treatment got into the feeling of the music. The music was blistering. Slim didn’t know no chords. He was single pickin’ with only two fingers, but those two fingers were causing a riot. As he was walking off stage a guy said, “Hey, Slim, how many different colors of shoes you got?” “Got me all the colors of the rainbow,” said Slim. “Got me a dye for every color so I can match my hair to my shoes.” “You crazy, man,” said the man. “Oh yeah?” said Slim. “Well, one day every goddamn motherfucker you see gonna be dressed crazy like me. That’s the way the world be changing. Me, I’m just ahead of all you other cats.”

– Buddy Guy (w. David Ritz), When I Left Home: My Story

You may acquire and/or stream NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT Episode 68 HERE.

The contents of the four sets comprising Episode 68 of NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT are as follows:  


The Miracles – “Love Machine (Part 1) – Sweet Soul Music: 24 Scorching Classics From 1975

Prince Dgibs – “Ogningwe” – Ivory Coast Soul: Afro Funk From Abidjan From 1972 To 1982

Gene “The Draggin’ King” Moles – “Burning Rubber” – Lost Legends of Surf Guitar, Vol. 2: Point Panic!

Joe Bataan – “Chick A Boom” – Let’s Boogaloo! Vol.1

The Chanters – “She Wants To Mambo” – Jukebox Mambo Vol. 2

Jimmy London – “I’m Your Puppet” – Darker Than Blue: Soul From Jamdown 1973-1980

Bob Seger – “East Side Story” – Cameo-Parkway 57-67

Ros Sereysothea – “Kerh Songsa Kyoum Thai!” – Cambodian Rocks

The Brothers of Hope – “Nickol Nickol” – Funky Crimes


Compay Quinto – “El Diablo” – The Roots Of Chicha 2: Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru

The Falcons – “Let’s Kiss And Make Up” – The Complete Story Of Doo Wop: Vol. 15, 1963

U-Roy – “Dreadlocks Dread” – Dread In A Babylon

Lim Ling and the Silvertones – “Oh No!” – Singapore A-Go-Go Vol. 1

Thee Midniters – “Love Special Delivery” – Love Special Delivery

The Corvettes – “Pick Up” – Mad Mike Monsters: A Tribute To Mad Mike Petrovich – Vol. 2

Verckys et l´Orchestre Vévé – “Zumbel” – Congolese Funk, Afrobeat & Psychedelic Rumba 1969-1978

The Ricco-Shays – “Damascus” – Rendezvous 45rpm

Ali Hassan Kuban – “Leila” – Nubian Magic

The Delcos – “Arabia” – Jungle Exotica Volume 2


Joe Lutcher – “Ojai” – Jukebox Mambo: Rumba and Afro-Latin Accented Rhythm & Blues 1949-1960

Sexteto Electronico Moderno – “Soul Nuevo” – I Gotta New Dance

John’s Children – “But She’s Mine” – Looking Back: Mod, Freakbeat & Swinging London Nuggets

The Nightbeats – “Congo Buggie” – Mod Jazz And Then Some!

Viparat Piengsuwan – “Rak Tong Rorn (Love Passion)” – Thai Beat A Go-Go Vol.2

The Vulcanes – “Twilight City” – Toes On The Nose

Los Pirañas – “Toma Tu Jabón Kapax” – Toma Tu Jabón Kapax

El Rego et Ses Commandos – “Do Do Baya” – El Rego et Ses Commandos

Red Prysock – “Little Jamie” – Handclappin’ Foot Stompin’ Rock N’ Roll: 30 Booting Platters from the King of the Honking Tenor Sax 54-59


Black Sugar – “Fuego” – Black Sugar II

The High Spirits – “It’s Alright with Me” – Back from the Grave #9

Tappa Zukie – “Rush I Some (dub)” – Dread Meets Punk Rockers Uptown

Mirrors – “She Smiled Wild” – Datapanik in the Year Zero

“Radio Jakarta #3” – Radio Java

The Velvet Underground – “Beginning To See The Light” – Live At Max’s Kansas City

Intimate Strangers – “Love Sounds” – Jazzman Records 45s, Vol. 2


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