NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #325 ~ 10-01-22]

Pictured: Money Chicha.

Speeding by Taxi Across the Manhattan Bridge with Sassy Antiguan Jamaica Kincaid—Toward Dimanche Gras, on the Grounds of the Brooklyn Museum, on the Third Day of the Seventh Annual West Indian—American Day Carnival:

“There are several things you ought to know,” said Jamaica. “First of all, you are going to see The Mighty Sparrow, who is the No. 7 calypso singer. Secondly, you are going to see ‘Ole Mas.’ The ‘Ole Mas’ is a spoof. This year, there is going to be an important ‘Ole Mas’ about New York Transit Authority buses. There will be men dressed as women—my friend Mr. Errol Payne told me all about it. One man will have a big over-stuffed bust. He’ll have a sign saying ‘I Own de Bus.’ Another man will have a big overstuffed bust trailing behind him. He’ll have a sign saying ‘I Lose de Bus.’ But what I really have to do is to tell you about ‘jumping up.’ ‘Jumping up’ is a very important West Indian concept. You ‘jump up’ when things get to be so exciting you just can’t sit still, and that happens all the time during Carnival. I love to go to Carnival now, because when I was growing up my mother would not let me ‘jump up.’ My mother was so strict. All I wanted was to ‘jump up’ at Carnival and get little patent-leather shoes from America. My mother would never let me ‘jump up,’ and she would never let me have shoes from America, because she said they would fall apart in the first rain. Anyway, when I was fourteen we had a real row because I wanted to march with a band at Carnival. I was going to be in a band dressed up as bees and I would have been a worker bee. It wasn’t much, but my mother just wouldn’t let me do it. So we compromised, and she got me a pair of plaid sneakers from America. She was right, of course. As soon as they hit water, they fell apart.”

— Jamaica Kincaid, “West Indian Weekend” from Talk Stories.

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Here’s what Reeshard & Lee-Roy played in Ep. 325 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

MFSB — “The Zip” — Philadelphia Freedom

Segun Robert — “Big Race” — Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983

Monterays — “Blast Off” — Strummin’ Mental!

Ros Serey Sothea — “Jam Sib Kai Thiet (Wait 10 More Months)” — Cambodian Nuggets

Ramones — “I Don’t Want You” — Road to Ruin

Money Chicha — “Echo en Mexico” — Echo en Mexico

Bill “Butter Ball” Crane — “Steppin Tall’” — Ancestors Of Rap: A Collection Of Highly Underrated Prototype Rap Songs

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Billy Mize — “Planet Named Desire” — Desperate Rock ‘N’ Roll Vol. 11

THE SECOND SET

African Brothers & King Tubby — “Teach Them Dub” — The African Brothers Meet King Tubby in Dub

The Kinks — “Come On Now” — Kinda Kinks [mono]

Adnan Othman — “Mari Ka-Laut” — Bersyukor: A Retrospective of Hits by a Malaysian Pop Yeh Yeh Legend

Paul Revere & the Raiders — “Him or Me (What’s It Gonna Be?)” — Hungry for Kicks: Singles & Choice Cuts 1965-69

Tala A.M. — “Gotam” — African Funk Experimentals 1975 to 1978

The Feelies — “Fa Ce La” — Ork Records: New York, New York

Bich Loan and CBC Band — “Con Tim Và Nước Mắt (Heart And Tears)” — Saigon Rock & Soul: Vietnamese Classic Tracks 1968-1974

Dennis Coffey — “Gimme That Funk (7″ Version)” — Live Wire: The Westbound Years 1975-78

T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo — “Avoun Doupou Me Douga” — The Kings Of Benin Urban Groove 1972-80

THE THIRD SET

Mario Allison y Su Combo — “Louie Louie” — De Fiesta Vol. 3

The Pixies Three — “442 Glenwood Avenue” — Golden Girl Groups

Vaudou Game — “La Chose” — Otodi

Procol Harum — “Still There’ll Be More” — Home

S. Hazarasingh — “Mast Baharon Ka” — Bollywood Steel Guitar

Richard Berry — “Yama Yama Pretty Mama” — Great Googa Mooga

Harry J All Stars — “Spyrone” — Liquidator: The Best Of The Harry J All Stars

The Dootones — “Ay Si Si” — Rumba Doowop ’55

THE FINAL SET

Sum Svistu — “Svetelny nares” — Best Of Šum Svistu

Roxy Music — “Angel Eyes (7″ Version)” — Singles, B-Sides and Alternative Mixes

The Sahara Allstars — “Take Your Soul” — Nigeria Disco Funk Special: The Sound Of The Underground Lagos Dancefloor 1974-79

The Velvet Underground — “Guess I’m Falling in Love (Instrumental Version)” — White Light/White Heat (Stereo Version) Bonus Tracks

Treasure Isle All Stars — “Arabian Dub” — Flashing Echo: Trojan In Dub 1970-1980

Masters Of Reality — “Tilt-A-Whirl” — Sunrise On The Sufferbus

Los Átomos De Paramonga — “El Canguro” — Cumbia Arabe (Obscure Psych Cumbia Gems)

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

JD McPherson — “Lust For Life / Sixteen” — New West 45rpm

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