NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #70 ~ 06-27-15]


This was all for this blues date with the singer, Rubberlegs Williams. He was a favorite at the Apollo Theatre—he’d dance, kick real high, sing the blues. He was a real big guy, and everybody was real scared cuz he was so big and bad. Anyway we all had coffee and drinks and everything. The coffee was lined up in cups on the table. Charlie wasn’t feeling so good that night so he took—well in those days, they had Benzedrine inhalers, every one of those inhalers was the equivalent of about 70 Benzedrine tablets. So Bird broke open one and put the paper in his coffee, let it sit there. Now Rubberlegs was drinking this bad liquor, and he was feeling pretty good. But in the meantime—just before we got started recording—he got ahold of one of the cups of coffee and drank it. But he got the wrong coffee—he drank Bird’s coffee! And Bird was drinkin’ Rubberlegs’ coffee—which had nothing in it—and Bird says, “Damn, this stuff don’t move me anymore! My tolerance is gettin’ terrible man I don’t even feel this thing!” We got to playing and Rubberlegs got hot in the studio, with the lights on, because the Benzedrine was making him sweat. He was getting ringing wet, man, and he was hollerin,’ “It’s too hot in here, what’s the matter!?” He was screechin’ and his voice was going so Dizzy was playing some flatted fifths behind him. Rubberlegs wasn’t used to hearing it, so he said “Stop the music!” and told Dizzy, “If you don’t stop playing those wrong notes behind me, I’m gonna kill you!” Now his fists were as big as hams! So he told Teddy Reig, “Turn out all the lights!” It was the funniest thing I ever saw in my life. . . . I don’t think they got one decent side out of that date.”

– Chuck Haddix, Bird: The Life And Music Of Charlie Parker

You may acquire and/or stream NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT Episode 70 HERE.

The contents of the four sets comprising Episode 70 of NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT are as follows:  


Rose Royce – “Is It Love You’re After” – Greatest Hits

Orchestra Makassy – “Mambo Bado” – Agwaya

Wganda Kenya – “El Caterete” – Diablos del Ritmo: The Colombian Melting Pot 1960-1985

Fugitives – “You Can’t Blame That On Me” – Scream Loud!!! The Fenton Records Story

The Upsetters – “Big Noise” – The Upsetter

The Aay Jays – “Lal Qalandar Lal” – Pakistan: Folk and Pop Instrumentals 1966-1976

The Strangers Two – “The Sissy Sheriff” – Malamondo 7


The Fender Benders (w. Link Wray) – “Drag Strip” – Missing Links Vol. 3: Some Kinda Nut

Very Be Careful – “El Hospital” – Escape Room

Chuck Wood – “Seven Days Too Long” – Mod Anthems: Original Northern Soul, R’N’B & Ska Classics

Terakaft – “Karambani” – Alone (Ténéré)

The Velvetones – “Doheny Run” – Sleazy Surf! Vol 2

Jacob Miller – “Baby I Love You So” – Who Say Jah No Dread

Augustus Pablo – “King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown” – King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown

The Olympics – “The Bounce” – The Complete Story Of Doo Wop: Vol. 15, 1963

Tabu Ley Rochereau w. Africa Fiesta – “N´daya Paradis” – The Voice Of Lightness – Congo Classics 1961-1971

X-Terminators – “X-Termination” – Instrumental Madness!

Cheo Marquetti y su Conjunto – “El Viajero Cantor” – Región Matancera


Eyes Of Blue – “Supermarket Full Of Cans” – The Mod Scene

Ray Barretto – “Soul Drummers” – We Got Latin Soul!

Little Junior’s Blue Flames – “Feelin’ Good” – A to Z : Kitty, Daisy & Lewis : The Roots Of Rock ‘N’ Roll

“How Are You, Mr. Criminal?” – Radio Palestine: Sounds Of The Eastern Mediterranean

Zu Zu Blues Band – “Zu Zu Man” – A&M 45rpm

The Creation – “Making Time” – Mod Anthems: Original Northern Soul, R’N’B & Ska Classics

King Rhythm – “Killer Diller” – ‘Black’ Rock ‘N’ Roll: Savage Kick Vol. 01

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – “Dirty Blue Gene” – Doc At The Radar Station

Los Belkings – “Seima Patrulla” – Sons Of Yma: Peruvian Garage

The Pirates – “Milk Cow Blues” – Out Of Their Skulls


Royal Jesters – “Afro-Lypso” – English Oldies

Fela & Africa 70 – “Igbe” – Gentleman

Carl Holmes and the Commanders – “Crossin’ Over” – Downtown Soulville!

The Music Machine – “Double Yellow Line” – Nuggets I: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era

Willie Mitchell – “The Champion (Part 1)” – Double Cookin’: Classic Northern Soul Instrumentals

Moondog – “Up Broadway” – Beat Jazz: Pictures From The Gone World Vol. 1

Family – “Anyway” – Anyway


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