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

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #271 ~ 05-22-21]

Pictured: Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band.

Voodoo, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is “a body of superstitious beliefs and practices including sorcery, serpent worship and sacrificial rites, current among negroes and persons of negro blood in the West Indies and Southern United States, and ultimately of African origin.” Superficially understood by Westerners since the eighteenth century, voodoo (vodun) has been reviled as abominable primitivism and vulgarized and exploited in countless racist books and films. Vodun, which was first elaborated in Haiti, however, is one of the signal achievements of people of African descent in the western hemisphere: a vibrant, sophisticated synthesis of the traditional religions of Dahomey, Yorubaland, and Kongo with an infusion of Roman Catholicism. What is more, vodun has inspired a remarkable tradition of sacred art.

— Robert Farris Thompson, Flash Of The Spirit.

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THE FIRST SET

Teddy Pendergrass — “The More I Get the More I Want” — Philly Freedom

Blo — “BLO” — Chapters and Phases: The Complete Albums 1973-1975

The Varatones — “Repeto” — Strummin’ Mental! Vol. 5

Selda — “Ince Ince Bir Kar Yagar” — Love, Peace & Poetry: Turkish Psychedelic Music

The Golliwogs —“Fight Fire” — Nuggets I: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era

The Swing Maker Band — “Uno Y Tres” — Mag All Stars Vol. 1 : The Best Of The Peruvian Orquestras Of The 50’s & 60’s

Reigning Sound — “Your Love Is A Fine Thing” — Too Much Guitar

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Manfred Hübler & Siegfried Schwab — “The Lions And The Cucumber” — Vampyros Lesbos: Sexadelic Dance Party

THE SECOND SET

Donald Austin — “Crazy Legs” — Everything Is Gonna Be Alright: Celebrating 50 Years Of Westbound Soul & Funk

Eko — “M’ongele M’am” — Pop Makossa: The Invasive Dance Beat Of Cameroon 1976-1984

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

Ossie Hibbert & The Revolutionaries — “Hog Head” — Earthquake Dub

Dave Travis & The Premiers — “I Don’t Like Him” — Sin Alley Vol.1

Lashio Thein Aung — “A Girl Among Girls” — Guitars of the Golden Triangle: Folk and Pop Music of Myanmar Vol. 2

The Triumphs — “Burnt Biscuits” — That Cat Was Clean! The Mod Side Of Jazz

Los Destellos — “Linda Chiquilina” — Sicodélicos

Jerry Cole & His Spacemen — “Driving Little Deuce” — Power Surf! The Best Of…

THE THIRD SET

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

The Undertones — “Family Entertainment” — The Undertones

Al Massrieen — “El Sobhiya” — Habibi Funk 006: Modern Music

Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band — “Auf Wiedersehen, Darrio” — Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band Meets King Pennett

John Holt — “Up Park Camp (Version)” — Well Cha’rged Channel One

The Webb People — “I’m Sending Vibrations” — The Detroit Funk Vaults: Funk & Soul From Dave Hamilton 1968-1979

Santana V. — “Totensamba” — Hồ #1 Roady Music From Viêtnam

The Cramps — “Mystery Plane” — Songs The Lord Taught Us

Handan Yazgan — “Mavilim Hangi Ellidir” — Uzelli Elektro Saz (1976-1984)

THE FINAL SET

Moby Grape — “Omaha” — Moby Grape

The Swinging Stars Of Dominica — “Las Mal Parle” — Sofrito 45rpm

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

Joseph Kabasele — “Mindule Mipanzana” — Le Grand Kallé: His Life, His Music – Joseph Kabasele And The Creation Of Modern Congolese Music

Hugh Ronnel — “Who-La-To-Da-Doo” — Desperate Rock ‘N’ Roll Vol. 4

A Ramlie & the Rhythmn Boys — “Kasih Tak Sudah” — Pop Yeh Yeh: Psychedelic Rock from Singapore and Malaysia 1964-1970 Vol.1

New York Dolls — “Frankenstein (Orig.)” — New York Dolls

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Junior Ross & The Spears — “African Border” — Stars 45rpm

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #270 ~ 05-15-21]

Pictured: The Stooges Mk. II.

But there is nothing androgynous or fey about The Stooges. Raw Power is riddled with hyper-phallic masculinity in the form of militaristic imagery (‘Search and Destroy’, with its references to ‘a heart full of napalm’) or slam-bam sexual aggression (‘Penetration’). As a drama of energy, Stooges songs are about ignition, blast-off and explosive impact. Or they’re a steady-state pummel of intransitive aggression, as with the title track ‘Raw Power’, ‘Shake Appeal’ and the closing ‘Death Trip’. The latter, Iggy claims, was written when he realised that the relationship with MainMan was going off the rails, that the band was doomed. But he didn’t care because this music was the mission he had to complete.

— Simon Reynolds, Shock And Awe.

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THE FIRST SET

Eddie Kendricks — “Keep On Truckin’” — Keep On Truckin’: The Motown Solo Albums, Vol. 1

Segun Bucknor — “Adebo” — Who Say I Tire

The Gamblers — “LSD-25” — Pulp Rock Instros Vol. 1

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

The Underdogs — “Friday At The Hideout” — Friday At The Hideout: Boss Detroit Garage 1964-67

Diggory Kenrick — “Psalm 16” — Sounds & Pressure Vol. 8

Lillian Hale — “Don’t Boom Boom” — Florian Keller Presents Creative Musicians

Los Bravos — “La Moto” — Los Nuggetz: 60’s Punk, Pop and Psychedelic from Latin America

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Billy Ward and His Dominoes — “My Baby’s 3-D” — The Complete Federal/King Singles

THE SECOND SET

Dérobé Dance Band — “Kem Dahg” — Secret Stash 45rpm

Little Mack — “Tell Her To Come Home (45 Version)” — Rocket Ship Rock

Panbers — “Haai” — Those Shocking Shaking Days: Indonesia Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock and Funk 1970-1978

Ramones — “I Wanna Be Sedated” — Road To Ruin

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

Googie Rene — “The Slide Pt. 1” — That Cat Was Clean! The Mod Side Of Jazz

Afrosound — “Calor” — Calor

The Flirtations — “Stronger Than Her Love” — Lost & Found: Real R’n’B & Soul

Koes Plus — “Hilang Tak Berkesan (Gone Without An Impression)” — Dheg Dheg Plas Vols. 1 & 2

THE THIRD SET

The Counts — “Thinking Single” — What’s Up Front That – Counts

Pier’ Rosier & Gazolinn’ — “C.B.W.I.” — Gazolinn’

Small Faces — “Wide Eyed Girl On The Wall” — The Darlings Of Wapping Wharf Laundrette

L’Orchestre Black Santiago — “Noun Ma Do Minsi Wé” — Black Santiago

Jimmy McConville & The Shamrocks — “Scorpion” — Magnificent: 62 Classics From The Cramps’ Insane Collection

Inner Circle & The Fatman Riddim Section — “Rock For Ever” — Killer Dub

The Pretty Things — “Old Man Going” — S.F. Sorrow

Pulsar Music Ltd — “Taxi Girl” — Nuda: 21 Exciting Cuts From Italian Sexy-Comedy Disco Scene (1975-1981)

THE FINAL SET

The Delcos — “Arabia” — Jungle Exotica Vol. 2

Charanjit Singh — “Dulhan Maike Chali – Transicord (Manoranjan)” — Instrumental Film Tunes

Nathaniel Mayer — “White Dress” — Why Don’t You Give It To Me?

The Aggrovators — “The Big Apple” — Jammies In Lion Dub Style

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

John Benny Y Los Riberenos — “Trinan Las Golondrinas” — Peru Maravilloso: Vintage Latin, Tropical & Cumbia

Saxons — “Camel Walk” — Mad Mike Monsters: A Tribute To Mad Mike Petrovich Vol. 2

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Ennio Morricone — “C’era Una Volta Il West” — C’era Una Volta Il West (Once Upon A Time In The West)

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #269 ~ 05-08-21]

Pictured: Don Cherry.

Standing there looking up at the crazy-quilt structure, I was thinking that L.A. was a lot like that mansion. The city was growing at a pace so fast that no piece of it was designed to fit with the rest. Houses were being built in wildfire basins and on mudslide hills. Ultramodern skyscrapers stood next to squat brick office buildings built before the last three wars. The sun was almost always shining in a sky filled with smog, and people spent their days sitting in automobiles, at office desks, and in front of TVs at night.

It was a crazy life where housekeeper black women lounged by the ocean in million-dollar beach houses and old black men held private meetings in seaside jails.

— Walter Mosely, Charcoal Joe.

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THE FIRST SET

Archie Bell & The Drells — “Let’s Groove” — Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia

Bayo Damazio — “Dizzy With Love” — Lagos Disco Inferno Vol. 2: The Cosmic Return

Dave & The Customs — “Ali Baba” — Surf Guitars Rumble Vol. 1

Los Immortales — “La Pollera Colora” — Cumbia Cumbia: Cumbias De Oro De Colombia

Ray Ellis — “The Sheik” — RCA 45rpm

Elias Rahbani — “Ya Nassini” — Omar Khorshid With Love

The Savoy’s — “Can It Be” — Keb Darge And Cut Chemist Present The Dark Side: 28 Sixties Garage Punk and Psyche Monsters

Black Sugar — “Funky Man” — Back To Peru Vol.1: The Most Complete Compilation Of Peruvian Underground ’64-’74

IT’S MADISON TIME…

The Tweeters — “Mascara Mama” — Malamondo 1

THE SECOND SET

Sinn Sisamouth & Meas Samon — “Komlos Teng Bey (Three Gentlemen)” — Cambodian Rocks

The Electric Eels — “Jaguar Ride” — Die Electric Eels

Jozi Anjum — “Dance Music (Nishani)”— More Early Pakistani Dance Music Vol. 2 (From Original 7″ Vinyl 1966-1978)

Reigning Sound — “When You Touch Me” — Too Much Guitar

Latin Blues Band — “Pussycat” — Big Ol’ Bag O’ Boogaloo Vol. 3

Dick and Libby Halleman — “Pizza Sure Is Good” — Summit 45rpm

Los Walker’s De Huanuco — “Todos Vuelven” — Andina: Huayno, Carnaval And Cumbia – The Sound Of The Peruvian Andes 1968-1978

The Barrino Brothers — “I’ll Take My Flowers Right Now” — Dave Hamilton’s Detroit Dancers

The Congos — “Don’t Blame On I” — Arkology Reel I: Dub Organiser

THE THIRD SET

Granby Street Development — “Jelly Roll” — Funky Music Is The Way

Joni Haastrup — “Do The Funkro” — Nigeria Soul Fever: Afro Funk, Disco And Boogie: West African Disco Mayhem!

Shoes — “Fatal” — Black Vinyl Shoes

Ranking Joe (feat. Black Uhuru) — “Rent Man” — Zion High with Black Uhuru & Dennis Brown

Don Cherry — “I Walk” — Disco Not Disco (Leftfield Disco Classics from the New York Underground)

Perez Prado — “Virgen De La Macarena” — Concierto Para Bongo

Hasil Adkins — “Truly Ruly” — Out To Hunch

Dara Puspita — “Believe Me” — Java-Java: Indonesia Screaming Fuzz Vol. 1

THE FINAL SET

Wreckless Eric — “Whole Wide World” — Stiff 45rpm

Orchestre Conga International — “Nakupenda Sana” — Urgent Jumping! East African Musiki Wa Dansi Classics

The Velvet Underground — “Foggy Notion” — VU

The Revolutionaries — “Channel One In Dub” — Negrea Love Dub

Johnny Cool and the Counts — “Love Bounce” — Souvenirs of the Soul Clap Vol. 4

Fruko & Sus Tesos — “Achilipú” — The Afrosound Of Colombia Vol. 2

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Alix Dobkin — “View From Gay Head (Every Woman Can Be a Lesbian)” — Lavender Jane Loves Women

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #268 ~ 05-01-21]

Pictured: Lizzy Mercier Descloux.

Still Violet simply sat leaning out, for a long time looking just at that wallpaper nearest the bed; and Boris could have seen this, perfect host, for he gave her a nosedrop-bottle then, which held a small piece of mercury. And she poured this out into her hand, as a lump of wet mirror, small as the smallest silver coin, though with Violet being so close, it might not have been like that now, and even in letting it move across one palm and onto the other, and back, she must let it fall to the floor. So that while Boris slowly stood to adjust the newspaper light, Violet knelt down very close, as if she might have already made out what loomed there near in the half-light—which it did when the light came, like a soft silver moon, as big as a mountain against a black plateau, and all around, at different and precise distances, were its pieces, shattered, perched glittering and isolate on the same expanse, or down, glinting up half-hidden deep at the bottom of parallel fissures where the surface dropped sharply away, or yet again, over and beyond: one, two, three dark fields away.

— Terry Southern, ‘Put-down,’ Red-Dirt Marijuana And Other Tastes.

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THE FIRST SET

O’Jays — “Put Your Hands Together” — Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia

Livy Ekemezie — “Delectation” — Wanted Afrobeat: From Diggers To Music Lovers

The Gamblers — “Moon Dawg” — The Birth Of Surf

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

The Kinks — “You Do Something To Me” — The Mono Kollectables Volume 1

The La Playa Orchestra — “Olvidate De Mi” — Boogaloo Pow Wow: Dancefloor Rendez-Vous In Young Nuyorica

Lizzy Mercier Descloux — “Mission impossible 2.0” — Press Color

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Backyard Heavies — “Soul Junction” — Funky Crimes

THE SECOND SET

The Soul Fantastic — “El Mismo” — Panama! 2 Soundway 45rpm

Reigning Sound — “You’re So Strange” — Time Bomb High School

Vaudou Game — “Pas La Peine” — Otodi

Bill Doggett — “Boo-Da-Ba” — Rhythm ‘N’ Blues Vol. 2

Ossie Hibbert & The Revolutionaries — “An Event” — Earthquake Dub

The Modern Lovers — “I Wanna Sleep In Your Arms” — The Modern Lovers

Ricardo Marrero & The Group — “Algo” — A Taste

The Bobby Fuller Four — “Stinger” — The Bobby Fuller Instrumental Album

Atomic Forest — “Mary Long” — Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga!

THE THIRD SET

The T.S.U. Toronados — “The Toronado” — One Flight Too Many (Rare And Unreleased Houston Funk From The Vaults Of Ovide Records 1968-1969)

Sinn Sisamouth — “Hala Hala” — Groove Club Vol 4: Sinn Sisamouth

The Only Ones — “Trouble In The World” — Baby’s Got A Gun

Nana Love — “Talking About Music” — Return To The Mothers’ Garden (More Funky Sounds Of Female Africa 1971-1982)

Mad Hatters — “I’ll Come Running” — Garage Beat ’66 Vol. 7: That’s How It Will Be!

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

The Mystics — “Jumpin’ Bean” — Let’s Go Down In The Congo

The Congos — “At The Feast” — Build The Ark

THE FINAL SET

Shig & Buzz — “Lost Train” — Double Diamonds

Fruko & Sus Tesos — “El Caminante” — The Afrosound of Colombia Vol. 1

Young-Holt Unlimited — “Dig Her Walk” — The Definitive Young-Holt Unlimited

Heads Funk — “Cold Fire” — Cold Fire

The Bobby Peterson Quintet — “Mama Get Your Hammer” — Mod: The Early Years Vol. 1

Joe Gibbs & The Professionals — “Free The Children” — African Dub All-Mighty Chapter 4

Alan Vega and Martin Rev — “Dance” — Suicide (Second Album)

Ennio Morricone — “Fuga A Cavallo” — The Good, The Bad & The Ugly OST

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Johnny Horton — “North To Alaska” — Johnny Horton’s Greatest Hits

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #267 ~ 04-24-21]

Pictured: Pamelo Mounk’a.

Every new pharoah, before ascending the throne, had to visit heaven and become accepted among the gods. Only after this otherworldly journey could the pharoah be accepted by the priests, and by himself, as one fit to fulfill the divine, as well as political, functions of kingship, as conceived in those days. This voyage to the highest stars, where the gods live, involved a magick ritual employing what Knight and Lomas call a “narcotic.” When the last pharoah of the native dynasty refused to reveal the secrets of this ritual to the new Hyskos dynasty, they killed him in the manner of the widow’s son. The lost “word” = the details of the Ritual of Illumination and the name of the “narcotic” used.

It seems to me that Knight and Lomas have this last detail wrong, due to their ignorance of psycho-pharmacology. Narcotics do not allow you to walk among the stars and communicate with superhuman intelligences. They kill pain, they numb anxiety, they knock you unconscious; and they usually get you addicted: that’s all they do. Almost certainly, the magick potion used in the ritual did not belong to the narcotic family but to the entheogens-the type of drugs also called psychedelics. Entheogens produce “mystic” and godly experiences, and at least one of them, and perhaps two, had widespread religious usage among the Indo-European peoples from ancient times, amanita muscaria definitely and psylocibin possibly, both of them members of the “magic mushroom” group.

— John Carter, Sex And Rockets: The Occult World Of Jack Parsons.

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THE FIRST SET

Instant Funk — “Philly Jump” — Philadelphia International Records: 40th Anniversary

The Funkees — “303” — Now I’m A Man

The Playboys — “Jungle Fever” — Strummin’ Mental!

Rita Alston — “Popcorn Funky Reggae” — Funky Chicken

The Searchers — “Wow Wow Baby” — Gee Whiz: The Class Records Story 1956-1962

Los Orientales De Paramonga — “Negrita Linda” — Fiesta En Oriente

The Poets — “Baby Don’t You Do It” — Immediate Mod Box Set

Handan Yazgan — “Karanfilli Yar” — Uzelli Elektro Saz (1976-1984)

IT’S MADISON TIME…

The George Semper Orchestra — “Cosmic Funk” — Inner City Review

THE SECOND SET

Gyedu Blay Ambolley & The Steneboofs — “Simigwado” — Ghana Soundz: Afro-Beat, Funk & Fusion In ’70s Ghana

King Errisson — “The Magic Man” — Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (Celebrating 50 Years Of Westbound Soul & Funk)

The Prophets — “Babylon Red” — King Tubby’s Prophecies Of Dub

Calvin Boze And His All-Stars — “Safronia B” — Havin’ A Ball

Smoke — “Lina Femm’ Foll” — Disques Debs International Volume 2: Cadence Revolution 1973-1981

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

Barış Manço — “Derule” — Turkish Delights: Beat, Psych, & Garage : 26 Ultra Rarities From Beyond The Sea Of Marmara

The Pretty Things — “Balloon Burning” — S.F. Sorrow

THE THIRD SET

Count Matchuki & Randy’s All Stars — “Pepper Pot” — I Love The Reggay! Early Reggae Sounds From Randy’s Records 1969-1971

Speedy West — “Lover” — The Steelguitar Transcriptions of Speedy West

Patrinell Staten — “Little Love Affair” — Let’s Boogaloo Vol.5

Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band — “Crazy Little Thing” — Clear Spot

Sapan Jagmohan — “Sote Sote Adhi Rat” — Bollywood Bloodbath: The B-Music of the Indian Horror Film Industry

The Strangeloves — “I Want Candy” — Grandson of Frat Rock! Vol. 3

Srueng Santi — “Mai Rak Yar Rak” — Thai Beat A Go-Go Vol. 4

Iggy & The Stooges — “Penetration” — Raw Power

THE FINAL SET

Pamelo Mounk’a — “Qu’As Tu Fait De Ma Fille?” — No. 1 Africain

The Motivations — “The Birds” — Mad Mike Monsters: A Tribute To Mad Mike Petrovich Vol. 3

Jack Ruby / King Tubby / Errol Thompson — “Track 20 Dub” — Black Foundation In Dub

The Cramps — “The Crusher” — Psychedelic Jungle

Juaneco y su Combo — “Recordando a Fachín” — Cumbia Beat Vol. 2: Tropical Sounds from Peru 1966–1983

Pink Floyd — “See Emily Play” — The First 3 Singles

Ros Serey Sothea — “Penh Jet Thai Bong Mouy (I Like Only You)” — Cambodian Rocks

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Tim Buckley — “Sweet Surrender” — Greetings From L.A.

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #266 ~ 04-17-21]

Pictured: Mose Allison.

Although the white beat’s attraction to the jazz world is often the very core of his “white Negro” role, there is little uniquely “beat” about all this. Such involvement is socially not very different from the relationship of adolescent whites to Negro jazz in several American non-beat and pre-beat bohemias. For example, nearly twenty years ago…we often used to make the Harlem “balcony scenes” – boosting old Bessie Smiths and Hot Fives from the balcony of the Rainbow Music Shop before the wartime scrap drive wrecked the supply, going wild in the Apollo Theatre’s sweet-smelling second balcony – odoriferous from pomade and pot, though we didn’t know about the latter at the time – to a Basie-Millinder twin bill. And we traveled Swing Street when it still swung (where half the time we’d get kicked out despite our borrowed I.D.’s), to hear Billie Holiday at the Onyx Club or Tatum at the Three Deuces… But apart from the music itself, and the fact that now one merely listens to it at Birdland instead of stomping to it at the Savoy, not much has really changed.

— Ned Polsky, Hustlers, Beats And Others.

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THE FIRST SET

The Commodores — “Slippery When Wet” — Sweet Soul Music: 24 Scorching Classics From 1975

Nayanka Bell — “Just A Boogie” — Return To The Mothers’ Garden: More Funky Sounds Of Female Africa 1971-1982

Neal Nissenson — “Intoxica” — Surfs Up! At Banzai-Pipeline

Omar Khorshid — “Ya Dalaa” — With Love

The Pinetoppers — “Pinetop” — Rock’N’Roll Versus Rhythm And Blues

Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Upsetters — “Return Of Django” — Return Of Django

Roxy Music — “Amazona” — Stranded

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Greg Segura y su Orquesta — “El Hombre de Hoy” — Psicotrónica! Spanish Cinematic Grooves & Funky Soundtracks, 1968-1978 Vol. 1

THE SECOND SET

James Brown — “Talkin’ Loud And Saying Nothin’ [Original Rock Version]” — James Brown’s Funky People Pt. 3

Ossie Hibbert & The Revolutionaries — “Heavy Rock” — Earthquake Dub

The Only Ones — “City Of Fun” — The Only Ones

The Nitty Gritty Sextet — “Fun City Hippy” — The Nitty Gritty Sextet

The Greasers — “Greeazzy” — Frolic Diner Vol. 6

Unknown Artist — “Gentlemen Chill Out At Bar” — Cambodian Psych-Out

Love Unlimited Orchestra — “Theme From Together Brothers” — Together Brothers OST

Segun Bucknor — “La La La [Hard Version]” — Who Say I Tire

El Pauling & The Exciters — “It Won’t Be Long” — The 5 Royales: Catch That Teardrop

THE THIRD SET

Buari — “Karam Bani” — Pulp Fusion 10: Africa Funk

Mose Allison — “Swingin’ Machine” — Walk On The Wild Side: The Jazz Side Of Mod

Kassav’ — “Kakika” — Lagué Moin

Reigning Sound — “Brown Paper Sack” — Time Bomb High School

Scientist — “Dub With A View” — Dub Gone Crazy: The Evolution of Dub at King Tubby’s 1975-1979

Hasil Adkins — “Can’t Help It Blues” — Out To Hunch

Dara Puspita — “Bertamasja (On Vacation)” — 1966-1968

Nick Lowe — “Truth Drug” — The Wilderness Years

Nilo Espinosa Y Orquesta — “Jumping With Symphony Sid” — Gozalo! Bugalu Tropical Vol. 2

THE FINAL SET

The Blenders — “Nothin’ But A Party (Part I)” — Funk Spectrum Vol. 3

Freedom Family — “Holy Worshipping” — Ayentsoo

Bob Seger & The Last Heard — “Persecution Smith” — Michigan Nuggets

Wganda Kenya — “Fiebre De Lepra” — The Afrosound of Colombia Vol.1

Marvin Gaye — “Running from Love (Version 1 / Edit)” — Funky Nation: The Detroit Instrumentals

Errol Brown — “Jah Caught Them Dub” — Dub Over Dub: 27 Track Dub Extravaganza

The El Doradoes — “Go Little Suzie” — Dangerous Doo-Wop 1

Shankar Jaikishan & Rais Khan — “Raga Malkauns” — Raga Jazz Style

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Kevin Ayers — “Oh! Wot A Dream” — Bananamour

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #265 ~ 04-10-21]

Pictured: Eddie Hazel.

The Parliaments had become psychedelicized. George [Clinton] had been turned on to LSD and proceeded to indoctrinate everyone else. The clothes change had started initially with the back-up musicians. According to Billy Bass, “George and them were still wearing those funky ass processes and them suits. Me and Eddie [Hazel] and Tiki [Fulwood] said ‘Fuck that.’ To tell you the truth, Eddie and Tiki were two trifling motherfuckers so they didn’t want to be clean at all. The three of us just plain out did not want to wear them suits no more. It was all based on the theory, ‘Well hey, we ain’t Parliaments, we’re Funkadelic, we don’t have to wear that.’ I had cut off my process a long time ago. Eddie’s hair was always wild, he had a big ole Afo. Tiki still had his hair slicked down. I was wearing braids then, very radical braids. We just wore whatever we wanted to wear.”

— from Rob Bowman’s liner notes, Music For Your Mother.

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THE FIRST SET

The Futures — “Party Time Man” — Philly Freedom

Vicky Edimo — “You” — Africa Airways Six (Mile High Funk 1974-1981)

Rene Hall Orchestra Feat. Willie Joe — “Twitchy” — Infamous Instro-Monsters Of Rock ‘n’ Roll Vol. 1

Grazia — “Olmek Var” — Saz Beat: Turkish Rock, Funk, And Psychedelic Music Of The 1960s And 1970s

NRBQ — “Little Floater” — Wild Weekend

Safari Combo — “Soule” — Débaba

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Teo Usuelli — “Piacere Sequence” — Beat At Cinecitta: Music from Italian 60s & 70s Exploitation Cinema Vol. 1

THE SECOND SET

Gary U.S. Bonds — “I Wanna Holler” — Legrand 45rpm

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

The Ramones — “Commando” — Leave Home

Rubiah Lubis — “Katakana” — Psyche Oh! A Go Go: Lost Gems Of Malaysia/Singapura Pop Music ’64-’74

Caretakers of Deception — “Cuttin’ Grass” — Keb Darge And Cut Chemist present The Dark Side: 28 Sixties Garage Punk and Psyche Monsters

BLO — “Root” — Lagos Disco Inferno

The Stooges — “Down On The Street [Mono Single Edit]” — 1970: The Complete Fun House Sessions

Mokhtar al Said & El Ferka el Masaya — “Ya Amarti” — Jalilah’s Raks Sharki 2 Amar 14

Eddie Kendricks — “Let’s Go Back To Day One” — Keep On Truckin’: The Motown Solo Albums Vol. 1

THE THIRD SET

Wganda Kenya — “Combate A Kung-Fu” — The Afrosound of Colombia Vol.1

The Electro-Tones — “Ghost Train” — Kan-Gu-Wa (Yet Mo’ Blues & Rhythm, Popcorn, Exotica & Tittyshakers!)

Jackie Mittoo — “In Cold Blood” — Champion In The Arena 1976-1977

Jack Bruce — “You Burned The Tables On Me” — Harmony Row

Ilaiyaraaja / Vani Jairam — “Mayakkama” — Solla Solla: Maestro Ilaiyaraaja and The Electronic Pop Sound of Kollywood 1977-1983

Wire — “12 X U” — Pink Flag

Mano Césaire Et La Formation Malavoi — “Baye La Voix” — Premiers Enregistrements

The Four Dreamers — “To Venus” — Complete Sixties Instrumental

THE FINAL SET

The Phaetons — “I Love My Baby” — Wild Streak Vol. 2

Fela Ransome-Kuti & His Koolalobitos — “Lai Se” — Lagos Baby 1963-1969

Tomorrow — “My White Bicycle” — Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire & Beyond 1964-1969

Icebreakers/The Diamonds — “Run Away” — Planet Mars Dub

Stevie Wonder — “Keep On Running” — Music Of My Mind

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Eddie Hazel — “California Dreaming” — Strange Funky Games And Things

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #264 ~ 04-03-21]

Pictured: The Flying Burrito Brothers.

Mick and Gram were leaning out the door, talking to people. Gram was wearing brown suede pants and a rhinestoned Nudie shirt with Thunderbirds on the front, Indians on the deltoids, a dancing brave on the back. A little while later Mick and I tried to walk around and see some of the show—Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young were playing—but there was no way, it was too crowded, you couldn’t move in the crush and what you could see you didn’t want to be close to. Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas came into the trailer bearing tales of how the Angels were fighting with civilians, women, and each other, bouncing full cans of beer off people’s heads. Augustus Owsley Stanley III, the San Francisco psychedelic manufacturer, known as Owsley, was giving away LSD, the Angels eating it by handfuls, smearing the excess on their faces. It didn’t sound good but there was no way to do anything about it, nothing to do in the center of a hurricane but ride it out.

Wyman’s helicopter was late, so we waited. Gram and I sat on the bed, smoking and singing Hank Williams and Ernest Tubb songs, until he said, as I was attempting to remind him of the words to “Filipino Baby,” that he thought I had given up music for writing some time ago…

“He’s really very nice, you know,” Charlie said to me, talking about Gram. “I’ve been talkin’ to him about San Francisco, and the hippies and all that, and he’s got standards, he goes just so far and no farther. And when that girl came in, he stood up just naturally without thinking about it.”

— Stanley Booth, The True Adventures Of The Rolling Stones.

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THE FIRST SET

The Miracles — “Do It Baby” — Strange Funky Games And Things

Ofege — “Adieu” — Nigeria Rock Special: Psychedelic Afro-Rock & Fuzz Funk in 1970s Nigeria

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

Alfredo Linares Y Su Sonora — “Boogaloo En Ambiente” — Yo Traigo Boogaloo

Ervin Rucker — “She’s Alright” — Souvenirs of the Soul Clap Vol. 3

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

The Banshees — “Project Blue” — Keb Darge And Cut Chemist present The Dark Side: 28 Sixties Garage Punk and Psyche Monsters

IT’S MADISON TIME…

The Politicians — “Funky Toes” — Funky Crimes

THE SECOND SET

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

The Dells — “It’s Not Unusual” — The Twisted Wheel: Brazennose & Whitworth Street, Manchester 1963-71

The Funkees — “Abraka” — Point Of No Return: Afro Funk Music

Young-Holt Unlimited — “Give It Up” — The Definitive Young-Holt Unlimited

Ja-Man All Stars — “King’s Dub” — In The Dub Zone

The Flying Burrito Brothers — “Christine’s Tune” — The Gilded Palace Of Sin

Aki Izumi — “Koi Wa Heart De” — Nippon Girls 1: Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1966-70

Alan Vega and Martin Rev — “Shadazz” — Suicide (Second Album)

Martin López Y Sus Estrellas — “Por Que No Te Quedas” — Cocinando

THE THIRD SET

The Flirtations — “Nothing But A Heartache” — Sounds Like The Flirtations

Le Grand Kalle — “El Que Siembra Su Maiz” — Congo: Rumba On The River

The Undertones — “Really Really” — The Undertones

Los Iguales — “El Sonido De Los Mirlos” — Chicha for The Jet Set

The Senators — “Loretta” — Dangerous Doo-Wop 3

Sim Sisamouth — “Don’t Let My Girlfriend Tickle Me” — Cambodian Cassette Archives: Khmer Folk and Pop Music Vol. 1

Dave Hamilton — “Can You Dig It?” — Detroit City Grooves

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

Small Faces — “Happy Boys Happy” — Small Faces [mono]

THE FINAL SET

Maximo Rodriguez Y Sus Estrella Panamenas — “Mambología” — Panama! Latin, Calypso and Funk On the Isthmus

Gran Am — “Get High” — Chains & Black Exhaust

Jacob F. Desvarieux & Georges Decimus — “Mwen Envi Ou” — Gorée

The Velvet Underground — “Guess I’m Falling In Love [Instrumental Version]” — Another View

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

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Alice Coltrane — “Journey In Satchidananda” — Journey In Satchidananda