NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #255 ~ 01-30-21]

Pictured: Peru’s Los Shains.

In everything that can be called art there is a quality of redemption. It may be pure tragedy, if it is high tragedy, and it may be pity and irony, and it may be the raucous laughter of the strong man. But down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. The detective in this kind of story must be such a man. He is the hero; he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor – by instinct, by inevitability, without thought of it, and certainly without saying it. He must be the best man in his world and a good enough man for any world. I do not care much about his private life; he is neither a eunuch nor a satyr; I think he might seduce a duchess and I am quite sure he would not spoil a virgin; if he is a man of honor in one thing, he is that in all things.

— Raymond Chandler, The Simple Art Of Murder.

This past Saturday evening found DJ Reeshard approaching Uncle Morty’s truck near and around 10pm. The pale, elderly former rock writer reached in his pocket for a few crumpled notes of large denomination. Offering these, he received in turn a small canister marked ‘Dank Commander,’ its label additionally adorned with an image of Frank Sinatra. Reeshard did not stop to ponder the significance of this, but instead handed the small can off to his sidekick Lee-Roy. The latter promptly disappeared within the Women’s and was not heard from for several minutes. Then things happened…but if you’re curious as to what, or the three dozen plus musical choices were made that evening, simply click on the arrow immediately below. The Great Learning will then envelop you…





Here’s what we played in Ep. 255 of No Condition Is Permanent:


Love Unlimited Orchestra — “Bring It On Up” — The Best Of Love Unlimited Orchestra

Super Borgou de Parakou — “Baba L’oke Ba’wagbe” — African Scream Contest Vol. 2: Benin 1963-1980

Los Shains — “Bird Bath” — Strummin’ Mental! Vol. Three

Pello El Afrokan — “Mozambique” — Mozambique

Family — “Peace Of Mind” — Music In A Doll’s House

El Monje Loco — “La Papita” — Cumbia Beat Vol. 2: Tropical Sounds from Peru 1966–1983

Charlie Feathers — “Wild Wild Party” — 60 Songs From The Cramps Crazy Collection

A.Halim & De’fictions — “Kembali Lagi” — Psyche Oh! A Go Go: Lost Gems Of Malaysia/Singapura Pop Music ’64-’74



The Sarr Band — “Mephisto” — Malamondo 3


Belbao — “Casablanca Shuffle” — Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World

Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers — “Get Off the Phone” — L.A.M.F. (The Lost ’77 Mixes)

Errol Brown — “Escape Affair” — Dubb Everlasting

The Mariners — “Zindy Lou” — Cadence 45rpm

Michi Sarmiento Y Sus Bravos — “La Primavera” — Colombia!: The Golden Age of Discos Fuentes 1960-76

Shoes — “Tomorrow Night” — Present Tense

Tabou Combo — “Ce Pas” — Haiti Direct: Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds, 1960-1978

Hasil Adkins — “Rockin’ Robin” — Out To Hunch

Freddy Ranarison — “Tatsimo” — Guitar Safari: Electric Explosion In Africa

Lloyd Glenn — “Wild Fire” — Classics 1954-1957

Rita Chao — “Shake Shake Shake” — Let’s A Go-Go! Singapore And Southeast Asian Pop Scene 1964-69


The Invaders — “Shock Treatment” — The Lavender Jungle: Tempting Treats From The Land Of Exotica (1957–1963)

Errol Brown & The Revolutionaries — “Super Tracks” — Dub Expression

Bobby Oliver — “Lucille” — Granpa’s Gully Rock: 26 Dynamite R&B Gems, Vol. 4

Sewavi Jacintho — “Miade Dua” — Togo Soul 70: Edits & Rarities

Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant — “Two of a Kind” — Swingin’ On The Strings: The Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Collection Vol. 2

M.Ashraf & Nahid Akhtar — “Dil Dil Dil Sambhala Na Jaye” — Disco Dildar

Masters Of Reality — “She Got Me (When She Got Her Dress On)” — Sunrise On The Sufferbus

P.Promdan — “Lung Dee Kee Mao” — Thai Pop Spectacular 1960s–1980s


The Ronettes — “Do I Love You” — Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica

Blo — “Atide” — Chapters And Phases (The Complete Albums 1973-1975)

Prix — “Girl” — Ork Records: New York, New York

St. Vincents Latinaires — “Broasted Or Fried” — Hugo Mendez Presents Tropical Funk Experience: Island Jump Up: Caribbean Funk, Soul, Reggae, Calypso and Afro Grooves 1968-1975

The Bachelors — “Baby” — Dangerous Doo-Wop 1

Inner Circle & The Fatman Riddim Section — “Too Much War” — Heavyweight Dub

The Rockin’ R’s — “Nameless” — The Roots Of Psychobilly

The Son Of P.M. — “Luk Tung Klong Yao” — Shadow Music Of Thailand


Marvin Gaye — “Running from Love (Version 2 / With Strings)” — Funky Nation: The Detroit Instrumentals

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