Corby's Orbit

Corby's Orbit
Listening in All the High Places illustration by John Kricfalusi

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Playlist For Show Of 27 February

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( brought to you by Sonnets & Gomorrah, Glock & Speil, and Smarts & Labour )

Guests :  Zeynep Ozbilen & Jon Brooks

5-7 p.m. online and at .  
Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:00 Globallistic

The Orb feat. Minnie Ripperton ~ A Huge Evergrowing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Center Of The World ~ U.F.Off
* Zeynep Ozbilen ~ Oh The Places I Go / Ayva Cicek Acmis ~ Zee NEW DISK ~ CD release at Lula Lounge Thursday 5 March

* Joel Plaskett ~ On A Dime ~The Park Avenue Sobriety Test Preview of  NEW DISK

5:30 A Thin Line Between Love And Yeats

* The Bombadils ~ Nova Scotia Good-Bye / Where Will This Prayer Go / Heave Away ~ Grassy Roads, Wandering Feet at Hugh`s Room Wednesday 4 March

* Jack Marks How The Other Half Lives Blues Like These ~ at Dora Keogh Saturday

5:45 Murderpedia

* Jon Brooks ~ The Only Good Thing Is An Old Dog  / Interview  People Don`t Think Of Others 

~The Smiling & Beautiful Countryside 

at Hugh`s Room Wednesday, 8 April

6:20 Afrobatics
(African Heritage Month selection by Jon Brooks)
Gil Scott Heron New York Is Killing Me I`m New Here
Al Green ~ God Is Standing By ~ Get Next To You
Howlin`Wolf ~ Commit A Crime ~ The Chess Box Set
Ice T. ~ Straight Up N*GG* ~ Original Gangsta
Louis Armstrong ~ Beaucoup Jack ~ The Complete Hot Five

Dexter Gordon (February 27, 1923 – April 25, 1990) Cute / They Say That Falling In Love Is Wonderful ~ The Sound Of Jazz and a scattershot spray of Toronto Music Listings

John Lennon ~ I m Losing You (Take 1) Wonsaponatime ~ The Art Of John Lennon at Liss Gallery 140 Yorkville until 15 March

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Bloodbaths, Global Beats & Bombadils

Jon Brooks, perpetrator of the gruesome and awesome new album, The Smiling And Beautiful Countryside, a collection of Canadian murder ballads, will be my guest at 6:00 for a musical C.S.I. on this final February Friday.

`` Crowd at both singing along and groaning in horror with @jonbrooksmusic. Awesome.`` - Shawna Caspi @shawnacaspi

Also in the Orbit at 5:15, a visit from Zeynep Ozbilen whose pan-global album, Zee, will be released at Lula Lounge, Thursday, March 5th .

And at 5:30 I`ll be fielding a call from Bombadils, who will be taking the stage at Hugh`s Room next Wednesday, March 4th to present the acclaimed music from their latest disk, 
Grassy Roads, Wandering Feet.

Zoom in, woncha?

Cosmically Hilarious

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Scott Bradshaw On Corby's Orbit 30 February 2015 Part Three


Scott Bradshaw on Corby's Orbit Friday 20 February 2015 Part One

Key player, (maybe even M.V.P.) in the rocking alt country scene of Toronto's Queen West rodeo,
Scott Bradshaw of Scott B.Sympathy, Stratochief and, recently, Massey Harris visited Radio Regent in advance of a Warners Canada release of some back catalogue classics and the recording of some new music.

video video

 They Call Me Mr. Sympathy

Scott Bradshaw Over The Line / Music To My Ears / Interview / Drinking With The Poet / I Just Dropped In Standoff (live) ~ At the Benefit for Massey Harris Recording  Saturday, and The Duke Of Gloucester Sundays 

* Richard Carstens Blinding Women ~ Richard Carstens Memorial at the Horseshoe 2:00 Sunday 

A Worthy Musical Wednesday in Ottawa

Wednesday March 4 at The Schenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa…

Lance Anderson’s acclaimed tribute performance of The Last Waltz comes to The Schenkman Centre in Ottawa, Wednesday March 4
An all-star Canadian cast of award-winning blues and roots musicians will perform a celebration of The Last Waltz - The Music of The Band,
Under the direction of producer and musical director, Lance Anderson, the March 4th appearance will be the first in the Ottawa area of this crowd pleasing show which has previously sold out in Peterborough, Orillia, Collingwood, Cobourg and at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. In addition, the show topped the bill at The Southside Shuffle, The Wasaga Beach Blues Festival, and The Kitchener Blues Festival.
The performance features an all-star line-up including Chuck Jackson (lead singer of the Juno Award winning Downchild Blues Band) and Maple Blues Lifetime Achievement award winner Paul James. Jerome Levon Avis (Levon Helm’s godson) is on drums and vocals, the multi-talented Jimmy Bowskill and the always entertaining Johnny Max are guest singers. The performance will recreate the atmosphere of The Band’s final concert, which was captured in Martin Scorsese's award-winning concert film, “The Last Waltz”.

On the American Thanksgiving of 1976 at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom, The Band performed what they called their “Last Waltz,” and invited many of their friends to join in the celebration. These friends included Bob Dylan, Ronnie Hawkins, Van Morrison, Neil Young and others who performed with The Band on this special night.
In this homage to “The Last Waltz”, Anderson’s special guests will perform the songs played and sung by these artists at the memorable 1976 concert.

Backed by a 9 piece band that includes Jerome Levon Avis on drums and vocals, Terry Blersh on guitar, Dennis Pinhorn (The Hawks) on bass, Rob Gusevs (Blood, Sweat and Tears) on organ and Anderson (Shakura S'Aida) on piano and vocals, this is an all star group of seasoned veterans who love the music. Anderson’s band also features a stellar four-piece horn section including David Dunlop (Boss Brass) on trumpet, Gord Meyers (Blood, Sweat and Tears) on trombone and tuba, Chris Murphy (Maple Blues Band) on Tenor sax, and Simon Wallis (Lighthouse) on Baritone sax.

Avis’ dad, Bill Avis was The Band's road manager from the early days with Ronnie Hawkins through the Bob Dylan years, right up until The Last Waltz. Bill was especially close to Levon Helm and he has a wealth of stories about times on the road with The Band. Dennis Pinhorn is an ex-Hawk, who joined Ronnie Hawkins some years after The Band left to tour with Dylan. And Anderson himself produced a piano and vocal recording, 'Live at the Wolf', with Garth Hudson, The Band’s mercurial genius on the organ.

“What makes this performance special is the connection 

these musicians have to the music,” says Anderson. “They

 love the music and perform these tunes from the heart.”