Corby's Orbit

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

Friday, February 5, 2016

Playlist For Show Of February 5

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by No Egrets, Cranes Of Thought, and Owl Things Considered )

Guests: Chloe Watkinson & Giordan Postorino of Park Eddy; Sue & Dwight Peters; Elizabeth Shepherd

5-7 p.m. Fridays online http://www.radioregent.com/ and at tunein.com .  

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 


5:00 Afruary Febrica

Maurice White  (December 19, 1941 – February 4, 2016) ~ Alpha Dance ~ Maurice White (1985) 

* Chloe Watkinson ~ Take Me Back To Bed / Interview / Toronto Romantics /  Slow Down Leslie (live) ~ Park Eddy CD release @ The Cameron House next Friday, 12 Feb.

* Tobias Jesso Jr. ~ Can We Still Be Friends ~ Goon (Arts & Crafts) NEW DISK JUNO NOMINEE BEST ADULT ALTERNATIVE / BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Roots Manuva ~ UK Warriors ~ Dub Come Save Me 

5:30 Maples and Ochs

* Sue & Dwight ~ Mercury Rising / Interview / One Song (live) / Tommy Douglas (live) ~@ Winterfolk XIV ~ Broadview / Danforth Matrix ~ 12-14 February http://www.winterfolk.com/

Lizz Wright ~ Get Together ~ Dreaming Wide Awake ~@ Koerner Hall 22 April

5:50 Cream Of Beats

Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté ~ Monsieur Maire De Niafunké ~ In The Heart Of The Moon (2005)

Bob Marley  (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) ~ Exodus (alternate mix) / Crazy Baldhead (remix) ~ Bob Marley & The Wailers In Dub vol.1 ~ Bob Marley Birthday Irie-brations in Toronto Saturday @ Lee's Palace and The Opera House, and world-wide. The Memberz will also be performing for Nesta-mas tomorrow at The Voyager In North Bay.

6:10 Substantial Tenacity

Steely Dan ~ Brooklyn Owes The Charmer Under Me (demo) ~ Yellow Peril ~ Tribute To Steely Dan @ Hugh's Room Wednesday, 10 Feb.

* Elizabeth Shepherd ~ B.T. Cotton ~ The Signal / Interview ~ @ Hugh's Room Saturday with Kevin Breit for Mixtape Sessions

* Tara Kannangara ~ Good On The Ground ~ Some Version Of The Truth JUNO NOMINEE BEST VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

6:30 Potential Credentials

* Ill Scarlett ~ Good-Bye ~ 2012 EP ~ @ The Horseshoe Saturday


* Keiffer McLean ~ Let It Snow ~ @ The Burdock next Friday, 12 February

Art Blakey Jazz Messengers ~ A Night In Tunisia ~ Toronto Music Listings / Art Blakey Tribute Saturday @ The Pilot Tavern 3:30 - 6:30

*Roger Roger ~ O Rainy Day ~ Fairweather NEW DISK



* Poor Nameless Boy ~ Radio Return ~ Bravery NEW DISK
















Thursday, February 4, 2016

Two Major Heart Blenders and One Major String Bender Blazing Up Music For February In T.O.






 Influential Montreal singer / songwriter / producer
  Elizabeth Shepherd
is visiting Toronto Saturday for a close encounter at Hugh's Room  with the wildest of guitar players to be found in our 
City of Guitarists, 
Mr.Kevin Breit.

She will be giving us a ring at 6:20 to predict the concordant serendipities that will no doubt ensue.
 And in advance of her long-awaited Park Eddy CD release party at The Cameron House next Friday night,
 hostess / chanteuse and the uncrowned Queen Of Grossman's Ms. Chloe Watkinson will be visiting and probably dropping a live jam around 5:00.


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Juno Award Nominations Announced in Toronto

deadmau5 @ The 2012 Junos

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
 If I’ve Only One Time Askin’ - Daniel Romano;
The Park Avenue Sobriety Test - Joel Plaskett; 
In My Dreams - Mo Kenney; 
Goon - Tobias Jesso Jr.; 
Leave No Bridge Unburned - Whitehorse
ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR: 
Deep in the Iris -  BRAIDS; 
Poison Season - Destroyer;
Are You Alone? - Majical Cloudz; 
Half Free - U.S. Girls; 
Viet Cong - Viet Cong
WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Alex Cuba Healer 
Boogat Neo-Reconquista 
Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra Productions Revuelta Danza Party 
Lemon Bucket Orkestra Moorka 
The Souljazz Orchestra Resistance

R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Alessia Cara Four Pink Walls
August Rigo The Fall Out 
Dru Déjà Vu
Patrick Lehman Butchy's Son
The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness 

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Dubmatix The French Sessions 
Exco Levi Hello Mama 
Kafinal Nah Complain ft. Daddy U Roy
Kreesha Turner Sexy Gal ft. T.O.K.
Lyndon John X Escape from the Mongoose Gang 
 
ABORIGINAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Armond Duck Chief The One 
Black Bear Come and Get Your Love: The Tribe Session 
Buffy Sainte-Marie Power In The Blood 
Derek Miller Rumble 
Don Amero Refined
 
CONTEMPORARY ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Alan Doyle So Let's Go 
Buffy Sainte-Marie Power In The Blood 
Fortunate Ones The Bliss
Frazey Ford Indian Ocean
Lee Harvey Osmond Beautiful Scars 
 

TRADITIONAL ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR
J.P. Cormier The Chance
Jayme Stone Jayme Stone's Lomax Project 
Old Man Luedecke Domestic Eccentric 
Pharis and Jason Romero A Wanderer I'll Stay 

The Wainwright Sisters Songs In The Dark 
 
BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Big Dave McLean Faded But Not Gone 
Blackburn Brothers In This World 
David Gogo Vicksburg Call 
Harrison Kennedy This Is From Here 
Michael Jerome Browne Sliding Delta 

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
  • New, Alex Pangman
  • Live from the Cellar, Dan Brubeck Quartet
  • Clear Day, Emilie-Claire Barlow
  • This Bitter Earth, Jaclyn Guillou
  • Some Version of the Truth, Tara Kannangara
JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO
  • It's About Time, Al Muirhead
  • Dialectics, Curtis Nowosad
  • Abeng, Rich Brown
  • Movin' Forward, Robi Botos
  • Duets, Tara Davidson
JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP
  • Forest Grove, Allison Au Quartet
  • Over My Head, Brad Turner Quartet
  • What I Hear Now, Jerry Granelli Trio
  • Stealing From My Youth, Mark Kelso & The Jazz Exiles
  • Sheer Tyranny of Will, Peripheral Vision
INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Spin Cycle, Afiara Quartet and Skratch Bastid
  • Never Were The Way She Was, Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld
  • Orchestral Powwow, Cris Derksen
  • Lost Voices, Esmerine
  • Legacy Live, Jens Lindemann and  Tommy Banks
VIDEO OF THE YEAR 
Death From Above 1979 "Virgins" (dir. Eva Michon)
PUP "Dark Days" (dir. Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux and Chandler Levack)
Sonreal "For the Town" (dir. Peter Huang)
Kalle Mattson "Avalanche" (dir. Philip Sportel)
Adele "Hello" (dir. Xavier Dolan)

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Whatever Gets You Through The White. Prevalent Events In February And Beyond.













Maximum January Global Views of Corby's Orbit

Illustration by Eric Hibbeler

Viewing of my blog has gone just plain 
bazonkers this month, due in part to the
posting of my Top 50 disks of 2015
which drew in a record 840 hits, and more every day.

If you are on that list, Radio Regent has extended your audience to Ukraine, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates this month.

Since New Year's Day we have also exposed major new disks by Lynn Miles, Matt Andersen, Mimi Oz, Matt Patershuk, Dylan Menzie, Quincy Bullen and Corinna Rose to an internet worldview.

At 3500 January views the Orbit is experiencing an increased longitude of the ascending node and further beneficial perturbations and anomalies are anticipated.

With the deadline approaching, 10 selected discs from my top 50 of 2015 are still available to you as prizes if you will just take the time to list your top ten albums of 2015 in the comments section of this post.
Hint: You need to become  follower in the top right corner first.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Playlist For Show Of January 29

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by All-Terrain Musicals, Confabuliterature and Panchromanticism )

5-7 p.m. Fridays online http://www.radioregent.com/ and at tunein.com .  

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 


5:00 Ice Age-Appropriate

* Julian Taylor Band ~ Just A Little Bit ~ Desert Star EP

Jefferson Airplane (Paul Kantner ~ March 17, 1941 – January 28, 2016) ~ Volunteers ~ Volunteers

* Dylan Menzie ~ Canadian Winter ~ Heather Avenue NEW DISK

* Lynn Miles ~ The Coldest Winter In The History Of The World ~ Winter NEW DISK

* Modern Space ~ Carpet Diamonds ~ Before Sunrise NEW DISK ~ opening for Arkells @ Shaw Conference Center / Edmonton Saturday 

* Matt Andersen ~ The Gift ~ Honest Man NEW DISK

5:20 Love Rovers

Lisa Fischer ~ Colours Of Love ~ Made In America sdtrk @ Koerner Hall tonight

* Mimi Oz ~ Dreaming Again ~ Men Who Never Loved Me NEW DISK




Laura Satterfield & Ephraim Lewis ~ I Know I Don't Walk On Water ~ Made In America sdtrk

I-Octane ~ Can't Hold Me Down (Hello Remix) ~ @ Phoenix Saturday

Alice Russell (Lorca Remix) Feel The Hunger ( Pot Of Gold Remixes)

5:50 Outtimacy


* Andrea Ramolo ~ Oh Brother ~ Thank-You For The Ride ~@ Monarch Tavern 8 p.m.

* Julie Doiron ~ Borrowed Minivans ~ I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day ~ @ Sonic Boom with Nancy Pants Friday 5 February

Patty Griffin ~ Stolen Car ~  Bruce Springsteen @ ACC Tuesday 2 February

* Matt Patershuk ~ Mean Coyotes ~ I Was So Fond Of You NEW DISK

The Byrds ~ Girl With No Name / Reputation ~ Byrds! Byrds! Byrds! @ The Linsmore Tavern tonight


6:10  Did You Ever See A Groove / Kissing A Move?

Roosevelt Sykes  (January 31, 1906 – July 17, 1983) ~ R.S. Stomp ~ The Honeydripper / Stop Stoppin' Me ~ Music Is My Business
<<<< L-R Ernest Little Son Joe Lawlars, Big Bill Broonzy, Lester Melrose, Roosevelt Sykes, St.Louis Jimmy Oden. Front Washboard Sam




* Rebecca Binnendyk ~ Sky Won't Fall ~ Fun Out Of Life NEW DISK ~ @ Jazz Bistro March 18 & 19, 2016

Peewee Ellis ~ Moon Walk ~ Funk Essentials

Etu Beats ~ Search The Skies ~ South African Underground 2016 NEW DISK

* Rebecca Jenkins feat. Kevin Breit ~ From The Flood ~ Kevin Breit @ Hugh's Room Saturday 6 February with Elizabeth Shepherd (Interview with Elizabeth on Corby's Orbit 5 February @ 6:00)

6:40 Wave Your Ears

Romain Virgo ~ Stay With Me ~ Keep Calm And Listen To Reggae Covers

Free Blood ~ Never Listen To Surf Music Again ~ 127 Hours sdtrk.

Dr. John / David "Fathead" Newman / Art Blakey ~ For Art's Sake ~ Bluesiana Triangle / Toronto Music Listings

* Jordan Klassen ~ Baby Moses ~ Javelin NEW DISK