NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #281 ~ 08-21-21]

Pictured: Salah Ragab (center, with drumsticks) & the Cairo Jazz Band.

Was it all but a dream? To ask Lee-Roy, resident DJ and designated rat-killer at the Purple Bat Lounge, ‘Go Nude For Luxuria Day’ was very real indeed. The dog’s favorite day of the year came and went, leaving in its wake reports of public support by naked policemen in Kennedy Square; a naked red-headed weather lady on Channel 2; Romper Room’s au naturel Miss Flora; and even adorable Rita, in the buff to host mid-morning television’s Million Dollar Movie. (Turns out Rita has a tramp stamp. Who knew?) When asked about this picaresque event, NCIP co-host Reeshard denied any knowledge and blamed the whole mess on Lee-Roy’s ever-enlarging id. Yet, for the two DJ’s, nothing was quite the same after ‘Go Nude For Luxuria Day.’ After that day (with apologies to Jamaica Kincaid) the world was never so clear and the world was never so muddled. Say what? Just click below, listen to the show and perhaps learn something you don’t already know…

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 281 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

Eastside Connection — “You’re So Right to Me” — Gettin’ Soulful

Willie Songue et Les Showmen — “Moni Ngan” — Camaroon Garage Funk

The Motivations — “Motivate” — Sleazy Surf! Vol. 1

Ouiness — “Zina” — Habibi Funk 015: An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World, Pt. 2

Ayshea — “Farewell” — Harvest 45rpm

Tapper Zukie — “First Street Rock” — Tapper Roots

Thurston Harris — “Hey Baba Leba” — From The Ghetto: 29 Wild Rock ‘n’ Roll Movers

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Opus I — “Backseat ’38 Dodge” — Sun & Surf! Cars & Guitars!

THE SECOND SET

El Gran Romancito Y El Super Combo Curro — “Honolulu” — Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-72

Floyd Cramer — “Satan’s Doll” — Comin’ On

King Tubby’s — “Psalm 9” — Psalm Of The Time Dub

Bill Doggett — “Stop That Twistin’ In Here” — Walk On The Wild Side: The Jazz Side Of Mod

Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Band — “Mervat” — Egyptian Jazz

Alan Vega — “Outlaw (August Darnel Remix)” — Mutant Disco Vol. 3: Garage Sale

El Rego et Ses Commandos — “Dis-Moi Oui” — El Rego

Bobby Lee Trammell — “Mayonnaise” — The Big Itch 8

THE THIRD SET

The Psychedelic Aliens — “Gbe Keke Wo Taoo” — Psycho African Beat

Mad Mike & The Maniacs — “The Hunch” — Magnificent: 62 Classics from The Cramps’ Insane Collection

Betico Salas Y Su Sonora — “Cactus” — Mag All Stars Vol. 1: The Best of The Peruvian Orquestras of the 50’s & 60’s

The Electric Banana — “Alexander” — Blows Your Mind

Ros Sereysothea, Sinn Sisamouth & Friends — “Sweet Sixteen” — Cambodian Psych-Out

Dennis Coffey — “Theme from Black Belt Jones” — Pulp Fusion 3: Revenge of The Ghetto Grooves

U-Roy — “Running Around Town with Tom, Dick and Harry” — Jah Son of Africa

Early Zell — “Aunt Woo-Wa” — Beat Jazz: Pictures from The Gone World Vol. 2

Alemayehu Eshete — “Shegitu Mare” — Ethiopiques Vol. 9: Alemayehu Eshete 1969-1974

THE FINAL SET

Pamelo Mounk’a — “Ce N’est Que Ma Secrétaire” — Samantha

Black Ivory — “Surrender” — Doors of Perception: Dope Funk, Psychedelic Soul and Acid Jazz from New York City ’71-’74

Shanada — “Oh Saying” — Psyche Oh! A Go Go: Lost Gems of Malaysia/Singapura Pop Music ’64-’74

Del Shannon — “The Wamboo” — Deville’s Pad presents Mondo Inferno Vol. 3

Inner Circle & The Fatman Riddim Section — “Bad Reputation” — Heavyweight Dub

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band — “Floppy Boot Stomp” — Bat Chain Puller

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Jeanne Moreau — “India Song” — Le Tourbillon

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #280 ~ 08-14-21]

Pictured: Muddy Waters.

Lyrically, most of Muddy’s songs were about sex — sex with someone else’s wife, sex with someone else’s girlfriend, sex and trouble. But it was always a trouble he survived, a scrape he escaped. Sex was sex, but sex also became an analogy for a kind of freedom, a freedom to serve himself, to damn the torpedoes, the shift supervisor, and the overseer’s big gun. The sound of the songs reflected the newfound ebullience: Muddy, near the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder, corralled the sense of postwar possibility and excitement. The have-nots were finally having — not having much, but even a little was a lot. The muscle of his electric guitar and the force of his ensemble sound and the fierce assertiveness of his voice unleashed the exuberance of a people. There was cause for celebration, and Muddy was the vehicle.

— Robert Gordon, Can’t Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters.

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 280 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

Love Unlimited Orchestra — “Satin Soul” — The Best Of Love Unlimited Orchestra

Bebe Manga — “Lokognolo” — Return To The Mothers’ Garden: More Funky Sounds Of Female Africa 1971 – 1982

Five More — “Avalanche” — The Surf Creature

Les Léopards de St. Pierre — “Appiyé” — Meilleur Ensemble Martiniquais

Julian Tasso and His Big Orch. — “Get on the Moon Baby” — Kain 45rpm

Prince Hammer — “Good Morning Teacher” — Rastafari Bible (1976-1982)

The Undertones — “Mars Bars” — The Undertones

Lim Ling And The Silvertones — “Si Li Lilili (Our Hearts Beat As One)” — Singapore A-Go-Go Vol. 1

IT’S MADISON TIME…

The Emersons — “Hungry” — Malamondo 4

THE SECOND SET

Los Pakines — “Ramo De Rosas” — Cumbías Chichadélicas (Peruvian Psychedelic Chicha)

Eight Minutes — “I Can’t Get No Higher” — Doors of Perception: Dope Funk, Psychedelic Soul and Acid Jazz from New York City ’71-’74

The Upsetters — “Oh Me Oh Dub” — Black Art from the Black Ark

The Pat Holben Trio — “Monkey Jerk” — Fortune 45rpm

The Psychedelic Aliens — “Gbomei Adesai” — Psycho African Beat

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band — “Diddy Wah Diddy” — Nuggets I: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era

The 7 Days — “Laredo” — Classicos Del Rock & Roll Mexicano

New York Dolls — “Bad Detective” — Too Much Too Soon

Lalo Guerrero — “Marihuana Boogie” — El Loco Rocanrol Vol. 1

THE THIRD SET

Ricky Rene and the Fabulous Desires — “Ouch” — Era 45rpm

Amanda All Stars — “Dub Out A Rome” — Amanda 45rpm

The Coasters — “Teach Me How To Shimmy” — 50 Coastin’ Classics

Rosendo Y Su Banda — “Me Voy Pa’la Costa” — Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-72

The Favorite Suns — “That Driving Beat” — Rare Mod Vol. 1

Barış Manço & Les Mistigris — “Il Arrivera” — Turkish Delights – Beat, Psych, & Garage: 26 Ultra Rarities From Beyond The Sea Of Marmara

Muddy Waters — “I Got My Mojo Working” — Mod: The Early Years Vol. 1

Némour Jean Baptiste — “A Pali Papa” — Mambo Calypso

Dicky Doo & The Don’ts — “Flip Top Box” — Magnificent: 62 Classics From The Cramps’ Insane Collection

Sơn Ca — “Khi Tình Yêu Đến” — Saigon Supersound Vol. 2

THE FINAL SET

Angela Alexander & J.D. Saddler — “Don’t Make Me Kill You” — You’re Bugging Me: Downtown Soulville 2021 Premium

Los Camaroes — “Esele Mulema Moam” — Camaroon Garage Funk

Little Mummy — “Where You At Jack” — Federal 45rpm

Rhythm Kings — “The Promise” — Those Shocking Shaking Days: Indonesia Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock and Funk 1970-1978

Procol Harum — “Power Failure” — Broken Barricades

Ja-Man All Stars — “Half Ounce” — In The Dub Zone

NRBQ — “Immortal For A While” — Wild Weekend

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Gert Wilden — “Title Theme” — Schulmädchen Report

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #279 ~ 08-07-21]

Pictured (in reverse order): Chunky, Novi & Ernie.

TIME: Last Saturday evening.

PLACE: The Purple Bat Lounge, a most frabjous spot in a decidedly vorpal neighborhood on the dark end of Brush Street in downtown Detroit.

KEYWORDS: funk, decadence, bug zapper, Voodoo Proctoscope, tech bro’s, baby fetish, teething rings, dominatrix, insects, Maserati Ghibli, dub, Haiti, chicha, Fortune Records, diplomacy, Sofrito, pit bull.

POSTSCRIPT: Two hours spent in a bad part of town on a Saturday night, time cheerfully murdered by all concerned — not the least of these being DJ’s Reeshard & Lee-Roy. And those same two hours are now available to you at home, all the better to experience that Purple Bat vibe without ruining your clothes, all by clicking immediately below…

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 279 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

The O’Jays — “Time To Get Down” — Back Stabbers

The Funkees — “Acid Rock” — Nigeria Rock Special: Psychedelic Afro-Rock & Fuzz Funk in 1970s Nigeria

Jerry Warren — “Tremble” — Strummin’ Mental!

Alessandro Alessandrini & Sorgini Giuliano — “Overcraft” — Flipper Psychout: Original Italian Library Music From the Vaults of Flipper

The Nocturnes — “Night Owl” — Rare Mod 2

D’4 Ever — “Mungkir Janji” — Steam Kodok : 26 A-Go-Go Ultrarities from the 60’s Singapore & Southeast Asia Underground

The Lapels — “Bad Luck” — Itty Bitty Treasure Chest – Fortune Records Vol. 4

African Jamaicans — “Loving Man” — Reggae Goodies Vol. 1

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Billy Martin & the Soul Jets — “Funky Feelin’” — Funky Crimes

THE SECOND SET

Manzanita y su Conjunto — “La Caihuita” — Trujillo, Perú 1971-1974

Chuck Daniels and the Downbeats — “Saturday Nite on the Moon” — Audio 45rpm

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

Mark V Unlimited — “Gone” — Funkaphonix Vol. 2: Raw & Uncut Funk 1968-1975

Les Loups Noirs — “Haiti Beguine” — …Toujours

The Modern Lovers — “Old World” — The Modern Lovers

Horace Andy — “Control Yourself · Version Under Control” — Good Vibes (1975-1979)

Andre Williams & Gino Parks — “Georgia May Is Movin’” — Detroit Grease 2: Andre Williams

THE THIRD SET

Los Papacitos — “Jazzy” — Panama! 2: Latin, Calypso & Funk On The Isthmus 1967-77

Love — “No Matter What You Do” — Love [Mono]

Ilaiyaraaja ft. Vani Jairam And Chorus — “Thanimayil” — Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga!

Paul Revere & the Raiders — “Too Much Talk [45 Version]” — Hungry for Kicks: Singles & Choice Cuts 1965-69

Mazouni — “Chérie Madame” — Un Dandy En Exil / Algérie-France / 1969-1983

The Pretty Things — “The Journey” — S.F. Sorrow [mono]

I-Roy — “Mad Mad Hatter” — Every Mouth Must Be Fed (1973-76)

Cook E. Jarr & His Krums — “Ain’t No Use” — Hot Dance From Philadelphia

THE FINAL SET

Les Difficiles de Petion-Ville — “Fe’m Confiance” — Sofrito: International Soundclash

The Pop Group — “Thief of Fire” — Y [Definitive Edition]

Afrosound — “Las Mujeres De San Juan” — Calor

Ivan Ward & the Swingsters — “Congo Glide” — Frolic Diner Vol. 2

The Upsetters — “Moonlight Version” — Sound System Scratch: Lee Perry’s Dub Plate Mixes 1973 To 1979

Al Casey — “Surfin’ Blues (Part 1)” — Jivin’ Around

Los Gatos Salvajes — “Donde Vas?” — Mas Rock and Roll: 26 Rare 60’s Teen-Punk Artyfacts

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Chunky, Novi & Ernie — “Antique” — Chunky, Novi & Ernie

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #278 ~ 07-24-21]

Pictured: Midnight Groovers.

The landscape immediate to Brush St., home to the Purple Bat Lounge in downtown Detroit, has taken on a near-Biblical complexion of late: Pestilence, flooding of epic scale and an overall ramping up of paranoia in a neighborhood where the keywords Mobile, Agile and Hostile already apply. But this past Saturday evening bore witness to a resurgence of kindred spirit among the bar’s patrons. (None among the latter, it’s to be noted, would ordinarily dispense anything like the milk of human kindness unless there was a kickback.) The deluge having subsided, new folding chairs once again adorned the Outdoor Patio™. This meant that several of those in attendance could migrate al fresco, there to behold a local pimp, Lotsa Poppa, throwing large insects (purchased from Bwana Don’s pet store) at the carriage lamp-style bug zapper. DJ Lee-Roy enjoys this because of the pretty colors generated, but also the back alley affords relief from the bar’s humid interior, a trying environment for a pit bull locked within a fur coat. Much good music played, co-hosts Reeshard & Lee-Roy attempted psychologically revealing word games, truly crappy movies were advertised at The Madison and…just click on the <play> arrow below for the complete scenario…

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THE FIRST SET

Tavares — “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel” — Sky High!

J. M. Tim — “More and More (Ye-Male)” — Africa Airways Six (Mile High Funk 1974-1981)

Mickey Aversa — “Blast Off” — The Surf Creature

Chacalón Y La Nueva Crema — “Llanto De Un Niño” — Chacalón Y La Nueva Crema

Mezz Mezzrow and his Swing Band — “I’se A Muggin Part 1” — Dope & Glory: 1930s Reefer Songs

Randy’s All Stars — “End Dust” — Impact! Rare And Unreleased Reggae, Funk & Soul from The Vaults Of Impact! And Randy’s Records

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Arch Hall & The Archers — “Twist Fever” — The Wild Wild World of Mondo Movies Music

THE SECOND SET

PM Pocket Music — “Tonborathes” — Thai Beat A Go-Go Vol. 4

The Corvettes w/Bill Dunzan — “Shaften” — Pulp & Pop Culture Box: Wild Guitar Instrumentals

Zvuki Mu — “Paper Flowers” — Zvuki Mu

Young-Holt Unlimited — “Good Vibrations” — The Definitive Young-Holt Unlimited

Homero Y Su Combo Con Pacho Galan Y La Sonora Curro — “Oye Negra” — Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-72

The Dawnbreakers — “Chop Suey” — Century Limited Inc. 45rpm

Zein Musical Party — “Nisaidie Mpenzi” — Zanzibara Vol. 10: First Modern: Taarab Vibes From Mombasa & Tanga 1970-1990

Reigning Sound — “Uptight Tonight” — Too Much Guitar

King Tubby — “King Tubby’s Good Time Dub” — King Dub: The Best Of King Tubby

Dorothy Berry — “Standin’ On The Corner” — Shakin’ Fit!

THE THIRD SET

Midnight Groovers — “O Ti Yo” — Sofrito: International Soundclash

Richard Lloyd — “(I Thought) You Wanted to Know” — Ork Records: New York, New York

Golden Ring — “Bar Ay Dokhtar Ha” — Raks Raks Raks: 27 Golden Garage Psych Nuggets From The Iranian 60s Scene

Bob Seger & the Last Heard — “Persecution Smith” — Heavy Music: The Complete Cameo Recordings 1966-1967

Manzanita y su Conjunto — “Un Sábado por la Noche” — Trujillo, Perú 1971-1974

Little Miss Jesse & The Benny Sharp Orch — “My Baby Has Gone” — Jookin’ Vol. 3

Kiezos — “Rumba 70” — Angola 60’s: 1956-1970

The Teen Beats — “Califf Boogie” — Godfathers Of Psychobilly

THE FINAL SET

Sidney Sharp — “New Sunset” — Cool It: A Random Selection of Pop Gems (1963 – 71)

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou Dahomey — “Min E Wa..We Non Dou” — Le Sato

The Detroit Cobras — “Hittin’ On Nothing” — Mink Rat or Rabbit

The Aggrovators — “Tiger Dub” — Jammies In Lion Dub Style

Fitz Gore — “Gisela (Lion Rock)” — Spiritual Jazz 5: The World

Tito Puente — “El Diablo De Esa Mujer” — The Complete 78s Vol. 3

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Max Raabe (feat. Palast Orchester) — “Fahrrad Fahr’n” — MTV Unplugged

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #277 ~ 07-17-21]

Pictured: Dara Puspita.

OK, so there was a flood, which meant the bar’s Outdoor Patio™ was swept away. The result being that the Purple Bat Lounge was crowded with surly, overheated patrons. And then, after scoring a canister of Ayahuasca Purple from Uncle Morty’s truck, co-host Lee-Roy had an encounter with those mechanical elves of Hyperspace that Terence McKenna was forever banging on about. None of this, it’s to be noted, stood in the way of dozens of great tunes being spun. We are, after all, broadcast professionals. Oh…so having experienced previous episodes, you’re having trouble with that notion? The proof is in the playing, dear group. Just click immediately below and hear for yourselves…

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 277 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

Lou Rawls — “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine (Original Album Version)” — Philadelphia International Records: 40th Anniversary

El Rego et Ses Commandos — “Se Na Min” — African Scream Contest

The Tramps — “Maharadja” — Surfin’ on Wave Nine

Cyntia — “Jhoom Le” — Surinam Funk Force Sampler

The Marauders — “Our Big Chance” — So Cold!!! Sacramento Garage

Enrique Olivarez Y Sus Vampiros — “Al’s Place” — Jazzman/Funk 45rpm

Nils Lofgren & Grin — “White Lies” — 1+1

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Glen Adams & The Hippy Boys — “I Want a Grine” — Trojan Box Set: X-Rated Box Set

THE SECOND SET

Generation X — “Wild Dub” — Chrysalis 45rpm

Los Ovnis De Jorge Chambergo Porta — “Caprichosa” — Bailando Con Los Ovnis

The Equals — “Green Light” — Greatest Hits

Malavoi — “Gadé Manzel’” — Mano Césaire Et La Formation Malavoi (La Naissance De La World Music Antillaise En 1969)

Lee Cole — “Cool Baby” — Wild Streak Vol. 2

Franco — “Très Impoli” — Guitar Hero

Merry Clayton — “Poor White Hound Dog” — Performance OST

Gianni Safred — “Automation Age” — The Incredible Art Of Gianni Safred

Steve Marriott & The Moments — “Money Money” — Rare Mod Vol. 1

Inner Circle & The Fatman Riddim Section — “Massacre” — Heavyweight Dub

THE THIRD SET

The Undertones — “Girls Don’t Like It” — The Undertones

Manzanita y su Conjunto — “Mama Ocllo” — Trujillo, Perú 1971-1974

Gabriel & His Angels — “Hey!” — Jungle Exotica Vol. 2

Elvis Phương — “Kho Tàng Của Chúng Ta (Our Treasures)” — Saigon Rock & Soul: Vietnamese Classic Tracks 1968-1974

Captain Beefheart — “Nowadays a Woman’s Gotta Hit a Man” — Clear Spot

Sina Bakare — “Africa” — Nigeria 70 Vol. 4: No Wahala – Highlife, Afro-Funk & Juju 1973-1987

Joe Thomas — “Thank You (Fall Etin Me Be Mice Elf Agin)” — Pulp Fusion 3: Revenge Of The Ghetto Grooves

Dara Puspita — “A Go-Go” — Let’s A Go-Go! Singapore And Southeast Asian Pop Scene 1964-69

THE FINAL SET

The Rolling Stones — “Shake Your Hips” — Exile On Main Street

Culture — “Two Sevens Clash” — Two Sevens Clash

Orgone — “Powerfeed” — New You Pt. 1

Seguida — “Mambo Rock (Theme from ‘Salsa’)” — El Barrio: The Ultimate Collection Of Latin Boogaloo, Disco, Funk & Soul

Unknown Artist — “I’m Gonna Destroy That Boy” — Munster 45rpm

Jo Bisso — “Flying To The Land Of Soul” — African Disco Experimentals (1974 to 1978)

The dB’s — “That Time is Gone” — Falling Off The Sky

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Gesang Dan Waldjinah — “Bengawan Solo” — Kroncong: Early Indonesian Pop Music Vol. 1

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #276 ~ 07-10-21]

Pictured: The Small Faces.

One of the reasons for Mod’s enduring popularity is that it was never too closely associated with one genre of music or a particular set of artists. But acquiring figureheads between 1964 and 1966, who in their music, dress and interviews articulated Mods’ outlook, turned a local style cult into a national youth movement when the Who formed a triumvirate with the Kinks and the Small Faces.

The Small Faces were regarded as the most authentic of the big three because they came from the East End. The cockney has had an iconic place in English culture since the late nineteenth century, romanticised in song, film and on TV as the epitome of working-class grit, wit and streetwise ambition; in the 1960s the cockney became the poster boy for an era when it seemed that working-class pop stars, actors and designers were creating a more meritocratic Britain. ‘They bring into the world of Soho and Mayfair a fresh honesty, a cockney sense of humour, and the ability to stand outside themselves and laugh’, concluded one female journalist in an early interview with the Small Faces’ Steve Marriott. ‘Listen, luv,’ Marriott told her, ‘we don’t know a flat from a sharp, on paper. Our whole success has been a giggle to the rest of the lads and me. It was a gay, phenomenal accident.’ It was true that no one from the music industry had groomed Marriott, Ronnie Lane, Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan. They were four short men who had been ‘faces’ on the Mod scene long before their ruthless manager, Don Arden, persuaded them to sign a contract at his Carnaby Street office with their disapproving parents looking on.

— Richard Weight, Mod: A Very British Style.

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 276 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

Sister Sledge — “He’s The Greatest Dancer” — Nile Rodgers Presents The Chic Organization

Dizzy K. Falola — “Excuse Me Baby” — Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983

The Cobras — “Restless” — Memphis 60: Soul, R&B And Proto Funk From Soul City USA

Raghunath Seth — “Orchestral Music (edit)” — Sitar Beat Indian Style Heavy Funk Vol. 1

Doris Smith — “No Good Guy” — You’re Bugging Me: Downtown Soulville 2021 Premium

Lee “Scratch” Perry — “Dreadlocks In Moonlight” — Arkology Reel II: Dub Shepherd

The Rolling Stones — “Shattered” — Some Girls

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Googie Rene — “Big Foot” — Malamondo 3

THE SECOND SET

Swingin’ Stars Orchestra — “Jam Jam” — Sofrito 45rpm

West, Bruce & Laing — “Pollution Woman” — Why Dontcha

Grupo Almendra — “Tutti Frutti” — Color De Trópico Vol 2 (Compiled By El Dragón Criollo Y El Palmas)

Lizzy Mercier Desclous — “Funky Stuff” — Mutant Disco: A Subtle Discolation Of The Norm

Prince Far I — “Health Warning” — Health and Strength

The Pretty Things — “Cold Stone” — Parachute

Ondatrópica — “Cien Años” — Ondatrópica

THE THIRD SET

The Rock-A-Teens — “Woo Hoo” — Surf’s Comin’

Carlos Pickling Y Su Orquesta — “Domingo Por La Mañana” — Mag All Stars Vol. 1: The Best Of The Peruvian Orquestras Of The 50’s & 60’s

Small Faces — “(Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me” — Small Faces [mono]

Kamuran Akkor — “Bilemem Bilemem” — Kamuran Akkor

Leo Quica with the Earl Hagen Orchestra — “Oh Leola” — Liberty 45rpm

Ros Sereysothea, Sinn Sisamouth And Friends — “Maxy Maxy (Pretty Woman)” — Cambodian Psych-Out

Link Wray & The Wray Men — “Mary Ann” — Slinky! The Epic Sessions ’58-’61

Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra — “Che Che Cole” — Government Magic

Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant — “Speedin’ West” — Stratosphere Boogie: The Flaming Guitars of Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant

King Tubby — “Perfidia Dub” — Explosive Dub

THE FINAL SET

Roxy Music — “Pyjamarama (Island 45rpm Mix)” — Singles, B-Sides and Alternative Mixes

El Rego et Ses Commandos — “Zon Dede” — El Rego

Billy Garner — “Brand New Girl Part 1” — Dave Hamilton’s Detroit Funk

Jah Lloyd — “Children Of Man” — Trod Along

The Stooges — “1969” — The Stooges

Attarazat Addahabia & Faradjallah — “Al Hadaoui” — Al Hadaoui

Bobby & Buddy — “What’s The Word? Thunderbird!” — Over-The-Top Doo Wops Vol. 1: Let The Old Folks Talk

Ennio Morricone — “4 Mosche Di Velluto Grigio (Shake)” — Quattro Mosche Di Velluto Grigio OST

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band — “Harry Irene” — Bat Chain Puller

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #275 ~ 07-03-21]

Pictured: Sharhabil Ahmed.

As No Condition Is Permanent rounds another 25th show milepost, DJ’s Reeshard & Lee-Roy spin their favorite tracks from the past 24 episodes, in faint hope of entertaining the often-somnolent patrons of the Purple Bat Lounge. It seems to have worked, as those capable of remembering last Saturday evening swear they had a good time. No doubt this impression was fortified by Uncle Morty’s Midnite Mobile Dispensary™ appearing at the half-time interval. Lee-Roy went for a strain labeled ‘Forbidden Fruit,’ the latter stirring memories of his unrequited crush on kooky French thespian Béatrice Dalle. Other things happened, none of these being fit for print. Hear more, so much more, simply by clicking on the arrow below…

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 275 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

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

Asiko Rock Group — “Lagos City” — Nigeria Disco Funk Special: The Sound Of The Underground Lagos Dancefloor 1974-79

The Bomboras — “Mystery Planet” — Head Shrinkin’ Fun

Bob Destiny — “Wang Dang” — Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World

The Troggs — “Lost Girl” — Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire & Beyond 1964-1969

U-Roy — “Tom Drunk” — Jah Son Of Africa

The Savoys — “Can It Be” — Keb Darge And Cut Chemist present The Dark Side: 28 Sixties Garage Punk and Psyche Monsters

IT’S MADISON TIME…

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

THE SECOND SET

Afrosound — “Azuquita” — Calor

The Saucers — “Cha Wailey Routa” — Jungle Exotica Vol. 2

M. Ashraf feat. Nahid Akhtar — “Pyar Ka Koee Shola” — The Sound Of Wonder!

The Real Kids — “Reggae Reggae” — The Real Kids

Les Loups Noirs — “Escale A La Martinique” — …Toujours

Danny Cobb — “My Isabella” — Jukebox Mambo: Rumba and Afro-Latin Accented Rhythm & Blues 1949-1960

King Tubby & The Aggrovators — “I Trim The Barber” — Flashing Echo: Trojan In Dub 1970-1980

The Bobby Fuller Four — “Never To Be Forgotten” — I Fought The Law

THE THIRD SET

Sharhabil Ahmed — “Kamar Dawa” — The King Of Sudanese Jazz

Howard Werth — “Obsolete” — Dangerhouse Vol. One

Andre Toussaint — “Nassau Cha Cha” — Mirror to the Soul: Caribbean Jump-Up, Mambo and Calypso Beat 1954-77

Nathaniel Mayer — “I Wanna Dance with You” — I Just Want to Be Held

Ros Serey Sothea — “If You Wish To Love Me Don’t Laugh Or Cry” — Cambodian Psych-Out

X-Ray Spex — “The Day the World Turned Dayglo” — Germfree Adolescents

Tesfa-Maryam Kidane — “Yetesfa Tezeta” — Ethiopiques Vol. 8: Swinging Addis

Bob Ridgley — “She Was A Mau-Mau” — Lost Treasures! Rarities From The Vaults Of Del-Fi

Dr. Alimantado — “I Shall Fear No Evil” — Best Dressed Chicken In Town

THE FINAL SET

John Kongos — “Tokoloshe Man” — Kongos

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou — “Mi Ve Wa Se” — Volume Two: Echos Hypnotiques

Iggy & The Stooges — “Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell” — Raw Power [1997 Iggy Pop Mix – 2012 Vinyl Remaster]

Omar Khorshid — “Hebbina Hebbina (Love Us Like We Love You)” — Guitar El Chark

The Nervous Kats — “Chong” — Ikon Records Story

Tito Puente — “110th Street and 5th Avenue” — Yo! Hot Latin Funk From El Barrio

Teddy And the Rough Riders — “Money and Gold Pt.2” — Dancehall Stringbusters

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Ennio Morricone — “Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!” — Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! OST

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #274 ~ 06-26-21]

Pictured: Syd Barrett of The Pink Floyd.

‘Lucifer Sam’ is the odd track out on the Piper album. Neither lengthy instrumental nor three-minute fairy tale, its taut style is a throwback to the Floyd’s earlier raw R & B. ‘Lucifer Sam’ has a compact form and driving riff that would have made it a prime candidate for a single (or at least a perfectly serviceable B-side) if there hadn’t already been stronger contenders. It’s a character song like ‘Arnold Layne’ rather than a still-life study like ‘The Scarecrow’, and by Syd’s oblique standards it is specific and direct. Jenny Spires appears thinly disguised as Jennifer Gentle and although the whole thing whiffs of stoned paranoia (‘that cat’s something I can’t explain’ – it’s just a cat, Syd, there really is nothing to explain) and menacing undertones it also possesses a nimble and playful wit.

Syd made remarkable progress both as a singer and interpreter during the Piper sessions and ‘Lucifer Sam’ was one of his best vocal outings to date. Syd’s singing was often wilfully artless and uninvolved. Here he sounds impassioned. ‘Lucifer Sam’ has none of the strangulated delivery of ‘Lucy Leave’, the archness of ‘Candy and a Currant Bun’ or the self-conscious tweeness of ‘The Gnome’ or ‘Chapter 24’. The way he slurs the enunciation of ‘Lucifer’ and ‘Jennifer’ and exaggerates the hard ‘t’ at the end of ‘cat’ shows a singer growing in confidence. This new-found confidence is particularly noticeable in the complex phrasing of the final verse where the mysterious nocturnal actions of Sam are very precisely aligned to assonance and internal rhymes (ground/found/around) which deliberately mimics the sound of a miaow-ing cat. ‘Lucifer Sam’ was worked on extensively between Wednesday, 12 April, and Tuesday, 18 April. The track was augmented with a distinctive bowed bass, maracas and organ; Syd attempted several vocal takes until he got his phrasing just right.

— Rob Chapman, A Very Irregular Head: The Life of Syd Barrett.

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THE FIRST SET

The Modulations — “Rough Out Here” — It’s Rough Out Here

Aura — “Spiritual Connection” — Spiritual Connection

The Velvetones — “Doheny Run” — Sleazy Surf! Vol. 2

Los Sander’s De Ñaña — “Recuerdos” — El Sonido De La Carretera Central: Con El Rey De La Guitarra Teo Laura

Lulu Reed & Freddy King — “You Can’t Hide” — You’re Bugging Me: Downtown Soulville 2021 Premium

Jah Joe — “78 Style (Version)” — Sounds & Pressure Vol. 8

Pink Floyd — “Lucifer Sam” — The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn [Mono]

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Aller Soto Con Su Grupo 74 — “De África Soy” — Psicotrónica! Spanish Cinematic Grooves & Funky Soundtracks 1971-1976 Vol. 2

THE SECOND SET

The Sevilles — “Charlena” — Doo Wop Box III: 101 More Vocal Group Gems – The Hits

Trevor Clarke — “Sufferation” — Fire Over Babylon: Dread, Peace and Conscious Sounds at Studio One

Booker T. & The MG’s — “I Got A Woman” — That Cat Was Clean! The Mod Side Of Jazz

Rahbani Brothers — “Rahbaniyat” — Omar Khorshid With Love

Larry & The Blue Notes — “Everybody Needs Somebody” — Fort Worth Teen Scene Vol. 2

C.K. Mann & The Masters — “Mber Papa” — Super Funky Afro Breaks 2

Hadda Brooks — “Jump Back Honey” — The OKeh Rhythm & Blues Story 1949-1957

Azam Shaik — “Dance Music (from ‘Naam Ke Nawab’)” — Early Pakistani Dance Music Vol. 1 (From Original 7″ Soundtracks 1967-1975)

Masters Of Reality — “Ants in the Kitchen” — Sunrise On The Sufferbus

THE THIRD SET

Ron Nagle — “Marijuana Hell” — Bad Rice

Adnan Othman — “Berlenggang” — Bersyukor: A Retrospective of Hits by a Malaysian Pop Yeh Yeh Legend

The Emanons — “Calypso Bop” — Jungle Exotica Vol. 1

Franco — “Ya Luna Umbanzili” — Le Folklore De Chez Nous Avec Le Grand Maître Franco

Moby Grape — “Gypsy Wedding” — 20 Granite Creek

Carthago — “Alech” — Alech

Jimmy McGriff — “That’s The Way I Feel” — That Cat Was Clean! The Mod Side Of Jazz

Rockers All Stars — “Jah Strength Ital Step” — King David’s Melody: Classic Instrumentals & Dubs

Lee Tillman — “Will Travel” — Ron 45rpm

THE FINAL SET

Lea & Domingo — “Pas Mal” — Jalousie

The Velvet Underground — “I Heard Her Call My Name (bonus track)” — White Light/White Heat [Mono]

Charanjit Singh — “Dekho Ham Donon Ki Yaari – Transicord (Double Cross)” — Instrumental Film Tunes

Pearly Queen — “Quit Jive’in” — Keb Darge’s Legendary Deep Funk Vol. 1

Icebreakers w. The Diamonds — “Ital Rock” — Planet Mars Dub

Lightnin’ Rod — “Spoon” — Hustlers Convention

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Postal Workers of The Univ. of Ghana Post Office — “Canceling Stamps At The University Of Ghana Post Office” — Worlds Of Music 1

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #273 ~ 06-12-21]

Pictured: Adriana Kaegi & August Darnell.

For ZE [Records] first release [label founder Michael] Zilkha re-recorded “Disco Clone” with his Franco- American girlfriend, Cristina Monet-Palaci, a Harvard dropout and Village Voice contributor. Engineered by Bob Blank, who had risen to industry renown with sharp, tight disco mixes such as Musique’s “In the Bush,” the result placed the four-on-the-floor bass drum, metronomic hi-hats, and Latinized piano lines of disco under the vocalist’s shaky incantation of the line “I’m a disco clone.” The ingeniousness of recording a disco track that poked fun at the genre’s assembly line quality was only let down by its inauspicious execution. “Cristina was very, very clever, but she wasn’t really a singer, and it also had twenty-four violinists doubled up and many, many horns,” recalls Zilkha…August Darnell became a pivotal creative figure at the label after Bob Blank introduced him to Zilkha. “No one in pop music today is as experimental as August Darnell.” The melting-pot producer also brought his sensibility to Cristina’s debut album. “It had a cinematic quality,” notes Zilkha. “It was like Kid Creole without someone who could sing very well.”

— Tim Lawrence, Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor 1980-1983.

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THE FIRST SET

Cristina — “Disco Clone” — Mutant Disco: A Subtle Discolation Of The Norm

Tala A.M. — “Black Gold” — African Funk Experimentals 1975 To 1978

The Surf Riders — “Rum Runner” — Lost Legends Of Surf Guitar, Vol. 3: Cheater Stomp!

Charlie Palomares Y Su Yuboney — “Vives Boogaloo” — Mag All Stars Vol. 3: The Best Of The Peruvian Orquestras Of The 50’s & 60’s

The Only Ones — “My Way Out Of Here” — Baby’s Got A Gun

Ros Sereysothea, Sinn Sisamouth And Friends — “Enjoy Now While You’re Young” — Cambodian Psych-Out

The Edsels — “Let’s Go” — Ember 45rpm

IT’S MADISON TIME…

King Horror — “Loch Ness Monster” — Loch Ness Monster

THE SECOND SET

Nico Fidenco — “Thoughtless [from Emanuelle Nera]” — Black Emanuelle’s Groove

Jeff Simmons — “I’m in The Music Business” — Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up

Alemayehu Eshete — “Mekeyershin Salawq” — Ethiopiques Vol. 9: Alemayehu Eshete 1969-1974

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band — “Abba Zaba” — Safe As Milk [mono]

Ray & His Court — “Lo Sabia” — Cookie Crumbs: A Funk Anthology

The Duals — “Wait Up Baby” — Magnificent: 62 Classics From The Cramps’ Insane Collection

Ossie Hibbert & The Revolutionaries — “Collie In Dub” — Earthquake Dub

Big T. Tyler — “King Kong” — Lost & Found: Real R’n’B & Soul

Afrosound — “Carruseles” — The Afrosound Of Colombia Vol.1

Cem Karaca & Apaşlar — “Hudey” — Turkish Delights: 26 Beat, Psych & Garage Ultrarities From Beyond The Sea Of Marmara

THE THIRD SET

MC5 — “Borderline” — A-Square (Of Course): The Story of Michigan’s Legendary A-Square Records

Los Kings — “Empecemos (Let’s Start)” — Color De Trópico Vol 2 (Compiled By El Dragón Criollo Y El Palmas)

Watson And The Sherlocks — “Standing On The Corner” — Does Anybody Know I’m Here? Vietnam Through The Eyes Of Black America 1962-1972

Rungfah Puping — “Puyai Lee Santana (Chief Lee Santana)” — Luk Thung! The Roots Of Thai Funk: Zudrangma Vol. 3

Reigning Sound — “I’ll Cry” — Too Much Guitar

Super Jazz Des Jeunes — “Lonin” — Tanbou Toujou Lou: Meringue, Kompa Kreyol, Vodou Jazz, & Electric Folklore From Haiti 1960-1981

Wire — “Champs” — Pink Flag

El Rego et Ses Commandos — “Achuta” — El Rego

Ramsey Lewis Trio — “Black Eye Peas” — That Cat Was Clean! The Mod Side Of Jazz

Los Polares — “La Droga” — Algo Salvaje : Untamed 60s Beat And Garage Nuggets From Spain Vol. 1

THE FINAL SET

Kevin Ayers — “Shouting In A Bucket Blues” — Bananamour

Os Bongos — “Kazukuta” — Angola 70’s Vol. 2: 1974-1978

John Kongos — “Tokoloshe Man” — Kongos

Los Destellos — “Constelacion” — The Roots Of Chicha 2: Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru

Love Unlimited Orchestra — “I Wanna Stay” — Music Maestro Please

King Tubby & The Aggrovators — “Straight To I Roy’s Big Mouth” — Once Upon A Time At King Tubby’s

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

The Shadows — “Wonderful Land” — Shadows Are Go!

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #272 ~ 05-29-21]

Pictured: Sun Ra.

Ed Bland continued to hire the Arkestra’s people whenever he could. He called them for a limbo record he was doing for Audiofidelity, used them for some singles for Epic Records with soul singer Popcorn Wylie, and on blues guitarist Phil Upchurch’s Feeling Blue. Their flexibility allowed him to use them on projects other musicians might fumble, like the non-Union session he hired them for in Newark inJanuary 1966, to record a children’s record of Batman and Robin for Tifton Record Com- pany. Under the name of “The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale,” and with Tom Wilson as producer, they pieced together a band of Sun Ra on organ, Jimmy Owens on trumpet, Tom McIntosh on trombone, Al Kooper (on organ when Sun Ra wasn’t playing), Danny Kalb on guitar, and the rest of the members of the early rock band The Blues Project. Though the Batman theme does appear on the record, most of the rest of it was made up of rearrangements of music in public domain (such as a theme by Tchaikovsky), all played in rhythm-and-blues style with prominent twangy guitars.

— John F. Szwed, Space Is The Place: The Life And Times Of Sun Ra.

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THE FIRST SET

The O’Jays — “Message In The Music” — Philadelphia International Records: 40th Anniversary

Vum Vum — “Muzangola” — Angola 60’s: 1956-1970

Fender IV — “Everybody Up!” — The Surf Creature

The Son Of P.M. — “King Of Drums [A Go-Go]” — Hey Klong Yao! Essential Collection Of Modernized Thai Music From The 1960s

Small Faces — “Grow Your Own” — Our Generation: 75 Mod Classics, A Way Of Life

Ali Hassan Kuban — “Leila” — Nubian Magic

Fay Simmons — “Big Joe Mambo” — Jukebox Mambo: Rumba and Afro-Latin Accented Rhythm & Blues 1949-1960

Winston Samuels — “Lick It Back” — I Love The Reggay!: Early Reggae Sounds From Randy’s Records 1969-1971

The Tempos — “(Countdown) Here I Come” — Lost & Found: Real R’n’B & Soul

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Preston Love & His Band — “Cissy Popcorn” — Funky Crimes

THE SECOND SET

The Black Cats — “Sueno Magico” — Ayahuasca: Cumbias Psicodélicas Vol. 1

Sun Ra & The Blues Project — “Robin’s Theme” — Batman and Robin: The Sensational Guitars of Dan & Dale

Unknown Artist — “Marrison (Classic)” — Cambodian Psych-Out

Orgone — “Revolt” — New You Part 2

Sexteto Miramar — “Salsa Boogaloo” — The Afrosound Of Colombia Vol. 1

Funkadelic — “I Got A Thing, You Got A Thing, Everybody’s Got A Thing” — Funkadelic

Silvetler — “Lorke Lorke’ — Hava Narghile: Turkish Rock Music (1966-1975)

The Artwoods — “I Take What I Want” — The In Crowd: UK Mod R&B Beat 1964-1967

THE THIRD SET

Ricardo Marrero And The Group — “Babalonia” — Welcome To The Party

Icky Renrut (a.k.a. Ike Turner) — “Prancin’” — Ike’s Instrumentals

The Elcados — “Ku Mi Da Hankan” — Nigeria Rock Special: Psychedelic Afro-Rock & Fuzz Funk in 1970s Nigeria

Noble “Thin Man” Watts — “Hot Tamales” — Walk On The Wild Side: The Jazz Side Of Mod

King Tubby & The Aggrovators — “I Trim The Barber” — Flashing Echo: Trojan In Dub 1970-1980

The Sparklers Four — “Stanleyville Stomp” — Frolic Diner Vol. 4

Anand Prayag & Chorus — “Pretty Pretty Priya” — Bombshell Baby Of Bombay

Jeff Simmons — “Vegas Pickup” — Naked Angels OST

THE FINAL SET

Les Quatres Étoiles — “Luila” — 4 Stars

Karen Verros — “You Just Gotta Know My Mind” — Hard Workin’ Man: The Jack Nitzsche Story Vol. 2

Los Caballeros De Colón — “Con Los Caballeros” — Panama! Latin, Calypso and Funk On the Isthmus

ESG — “Erase You” — A South Bronx Story

Joe Gibbs & The Professionals — “Tribesman Rockers” — African Dub All-Mighty  Chapter 3

The Yardbirds — “Over, Under, Sideways, Down” — Ultimate!

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

The Jam Handy Organization — “Tractor Drivin’ Man” — The Wide New World With FORD