NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #252 ~ 12-26-20]

Pictured: Jackie Mittoo.

...Keyboardist Jackie Mittoo…especially cited by many musicians as unsung heroes whose musical genius guided Studio One into the roots era and enriched Jamaica’s bank of riddims immeasurably. Dudley Sibley echoed the sentiments of many Jamaican musicians when he explained: “You can’t leave out the great Jackie Mittoo. Jackie would hardly go home. Jackie would live at Studio One. Night and day Jackie would be at Studio One, thinking how to evolve this music. Him really play a great part, him a the brainchild in the riddim.” If anything, Sibley’s comments are an understatement, considering Mittoo’s arrangement with Dodd, under which the keyboardist allegedly agreed to compose five new riddims per week—theoretically totaling thirteen hundred riddims during his five-year stint at Studio One!

—  Michael Vela, Dub: Soundscapes And Shattered Songs In Jamaican Reggae.

As resident DJ’s at The Purple Bat Lounge, Reeshard & Lee-Roy did a serviceable job of putting to bed a year whose tail end most couldn’t see soon enough. Sure, there was some drama in the Women’s — when isn’t there? —  and the occasional but always amusing friction between human and dog couldn’t be denied. But all concerned emerged from last Saturday evening glad for their place at the dark end of Brush Street. You can be too, even though you probably don’t live anywhere nearby. Just click on the big arrow immediately below, and prepare to murder a couple of hours with a soundtrack best suited for just such an (in)activity…

 

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 252 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

Earth Wind & Fire — “Shining Star” — Sweet Soul Music: 24 Scorching Classics From 1975

Jo Bisso — “Lovers Concerto” — African Disco Experimentals (1974 to 1978)

Manuel & The Renegades — “Woody Wagon” — The Surf Creature Vol. 2

Googoosh — “Age Mishod Che Mishod” — Rangarang: Pre-Revolutionary Iranian Pop

The Mirettes — “He’s Alright with Me” — She’s All Right with Me! Girl Group Sounds USA 1961-1968

The Revolutionaries — “Regulation 15” — Can’t Stop the Dread: High Note Roots 1975-1979

The Athenians — “I Can’t Stand It” — Halcyon Days: 60s Mod, R&B, Brit Soul & Freakbeat Nuggets

Tito Puente — “Chi Que Te Va a Gustar” — The Complete 78s Vol. 3

IT’S MADISON TIME…        

                 

Manfred Hübler & Siegfried Schwab — “Kamasutra” — Vampyros Lesbos: Sexadelic Dance Party

THE SECOND SET

Los Dandy’s — “Normal Nomás” — Lindo Amorcito

The Misunderstood — “My Mind” — A Slight Disturbance In My Mind: The British Proto-Psychedelic Sounds Of 1966

Jackie Mittoo — “Jumping Jack” — Champion In The Arena 1976-1977

Alan Vega — “Magdalena 82” — Collision Drive

The Original Funk — “Loy KraTong Disco” — Thai Funk ZudRangMa Vol. 2

Wire — “Mannequin” — Pink Flag

Foundars 15 — “Money Or Love” — Co-Operation

Soul Brothers Six — “You Gotta Come A Little Closer” — Philadelphia Roots

Dacita & Her Orquesta — “Solido Joaquin” — Pachuco Boogie Featuring Don Tosti

THE THIRD SET

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

The Jamaicans — “Love Uprising” — Trojan Rare Groove Box Set

The Neon Boys — “That’s All I Know (Right Now)” — Neon Boys + Richard Hell and the Voidoids

Docteur Nico & Orchestre African Fiesta — “Yo Soy Tu Dolor” — Merveilles du Passé 1967

Dave ‘Baby’ Cortez — “The Happy Organ” — Happy Organs, Wild Guitars And Piano Shuffles

Michi Sarmiento Y Sus Bravos — “Hong Kong” — Colombia! The Golden Age of Discos Fuentes 1960-76

The Paley Brothers — “Too Good To Be True” — The Paley Brothers

Unknown Artist — “Unknown Title” — Cambodian Swing Machine

THE FINAL SET

The Neons — “Tuscon” — Mad Mike Monsters: A Tribute to Mad Mike Petrovich Vol. 2

Le Grand Kalle — “Camaro” — Congo: Rumba On The River

The Pop Group — “3:38” — Y

A.Sukiyaki & The Swinging Surfaris — “Kachang Gorengan” — Psyche Oh! A Go Go: Lost Gems Of Malaysia/Singapura Pop Music ’64-’74

Eddie Kirk — “The Grunt” — Fortune 45rpm

Tabou Combo — “Eleve L’ecole” — Haïti

Marvin Gaye — “’T’ Plays It Cool” — Trouble Man OST

LORD BUCKLEYS WEEKLY BENEDICTION    

Pharoah Sanders — “Astral Traveling” — Thembi

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