Corby's Orbit

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

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Playlist For Show Of 24 June

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by
 Subverticals, Mirrorzontals & Diagnosticals )

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

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Feminine Eminence

Oh Pep! ~ Crazy Feels / Tea Milk & Honey ~ Stadium Cake NEW DISK ~ @ The Drake tonight

* West My Friend ~ Go Straightaway ~ Quiet Hum NEW DISK

Beth Orton ~ 1973 ~ Kidsticks NEW DISK

* Chloe Charles ~ Little Regret ~ With Blindfolds On NEW DISK

Jefferson Starship ~ Women Who Fly ~ Miracles Live

5:30 Cruel Britannia

Brian Auger's Oblivion Express ~ Trouble Man ~ Looking In The Eye Of The World 

Chick Corea ~ El Stephen ~ The Ultimate Adventure ~ @ The Phoenix Wednesday 29 June TD JAZZ

Jimi Hendrix Experience ~ Bob Dylan`s Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? ~ BBC Sessions

Lee Fields & The Expressions ~ Jagger  /  Richards` Moonlight Mile ~ Faithful Man ~ @ Nathan Philips Square Sunday 8:30 TD JAZZ

5:45 Rainbow Ions

* Exco Levi ~ Natty Haffi Long ~ Country Man ~ @ Yonge Dundas Square tonight 8:00 (Photo by Lauren Speers D.J. Chocolate)

Gregory Isaacs ~ Bits & Pieces ~ Private Beach Party 

* Turbo Street Funk ~ If I Think Twice ~ Momentum NEW DISK ~ @ Koerner Hall Wide Open House Sunday and @ The Horseshoe Wednesday 6 July

* The Roger Chong Quartet ~ Dirty Dogs ~ Funkalicious NEW DISK

6:00 Jump Pumps

Texas Johnny Brown ~ Bongo Boogie ~ Atlantic Blues: Guitar

* David Vest ~ Come Back To Bed ~ Devestatin` Rhythm NEW DISK

Cornell Dupree ~ Gatemouth Brown`s Okie Dokie Stomp ~ Atlantic Blues: Guitar

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings ~ Pick It Up And Lay It In The Cut Dap Dippin` @ Nathan Philips Square Saturday 8:30 TD JAZZ

The Bad Plus ~ Kurt Cobain`s Smells Like Teen Spirit ~ These Are The Vistas ~ K.C. Roberts & The Live Revolution Tribute to Nirvana @ The Horseshoe tonight

6:30 Inexorable Excellence

Ralph Stanley  (February 25, 1927 – June 23, 2016) & The Clinch Mountain Boys ~ In Heaven We Shall Never Grow Old 

* Slocan Ramblers ~ Roy Acuff`s Streamline Cannonball ~ Coffee Creek ~ Distillery District 3 p.m. Saturday 

* Jason Wilson & Dave Swarbrick (5 April 1941 – 3 June 2016) ~ Sail On ~ Lion Rampant 

* Mike Murley & Phil Dwyer ~ My Favourite Things ~ Sax Summit ~ Phil Dwyer  @ Jazz Bistro Sunday  /  Mike Murley @ The Rex Saturday

* Russ Little ~ Friday Night At the Cadillac Club ~ On The Shoulders Of Giants  The Old Mill June 24 & 25 and July 1 & 2 + Toronto Music Listings

Ralph Stanley & Bob Dylan The Lonesome River 




Thursday, June 23, 2016

North By North Easy ~ Through the Lens Tuesday and Wednesday Nights


Romantic Dogs running free at the Rivoli reboot.


Putting the 'partee' back in Repartee, Newfoundland's Meg Warren and crew blew the Rivoli up to full capacity with a display of vocal sharpshooting and tight rhythmic expertise.



Backstage, Jose Contreras, head arbiter of By Divine Right argues the pros and cons of new electric versus old steam radiators at the Rivoli's revamp, with Romantic Dog drummer Kyle Sullivan (right) retaining a healthy skepticism.

Grand Mistress of Toronto Soul Rock, Saidah Baba Talibah whose power to SATE, suffice and satisfy is one of the true natural wonders of the local galaxies ruled the Bovine Sex Club on Thursday night. She takes no prisoners, else I'd be so gonzoid.



Bravestation proved their courage by facing down a small crowd in the opening slot of Rivoli Redux night with impassioned love songs and grooves of brooding magnificence.



Veins' goddess-powered pulsations of heartsong and guitar wound the crowd up in vortexes of silk and sulphur. Bass player (left) garners extra points by stringing a Fender Jaguar with bass strings whaaaaaa...



Heaven's Muse debuted a fresh sound of soft funk and flirt-rock.



And if you had a bro beard, a tattooed calf or two and a ball-cap, you were in the right place at The Silver Dollar as Shy Kids goofed and groped and gagged out top laughs while their blustering game plan unfolded with supreme musicality.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Playlist For Show Of 17 June

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by Busker Rhymes, Expatriates' Expertise, and Indiscriminate Discrimination
 )

Guests: Sue & Dwight and Vince Fontaine of Indian City

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

Podcast here (some distortion, sorry) https://www.mixcloud.com/paul-corby/corbys-orbit-sue-and-dwight-17-june-2016-some-distortion/?play=fb&fb_action_ids=10154146438091291&fb_action_types=mixcloud%3Aupload
Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Orlando Furioso

Souzy Kasseya (Zaire) ~ Mr. Simon ~ Go South (Rough Trade 1979) 

The Beat feat. Ranking Roger ~ Walking On The Wrong Side ~ Bounce NEW DISK (pre-release)

:* Rae Spoon ~ Armour ~ Armour ~ @ The Tranzac Thursday, 23 June 

Mali Music ~ I Believe ~ WOW Gospel 2015 ~ @ The Rivoli Tuesday 21 June

Aretha Franklin ~ Wholly Holy ~ Amazing Grace 

* Shad feat. Bernadette Kabango ~ I'll Never Understand ~ When This Is Over ~ @ Mod Club Friday 24 June

* Maria Dunn ~ How I Live ~ Gathering NEW DISK

5:30 Garden Of Earthly Rewrites

Paul Simon ~ Rewrite ~ So Beautiful Or So What ~ @ Sony Center Tuesday 21 June 

* Jason Wilson ~ Jellyby ~ Perennials NEW DISK ~ NXNE @ Kitchener City Hall Saturday 8 p.m. Free 

* Heaven's Muse ~ Fallen Once Again ~ The Fire In Eden NEW DISK NXNE

* Repartee ~ Electric Every Day ~ All lit Up NEW DISK NXNE

* Adam Baldwin ~ Sparrow Song ~ No Telling When ~ @ Lee's Palace Saturday NEW DISK NXNE

6:00 Momentary Orientation

* Sue & Dwight ~ For A Moment / Interview / Suddenly Invisible (live) / Uncle Joe (live) ~ For A Moment NEW DISK ~ CD Release @ The Tranzac Saturday

Luther Allison ~ When Will It Ever Change? ~ Alligator's 45th Anniversary Collection NEW DISK

6:30 Rolling Rippling Ripening  Unravelling

* Indian City ~ I Am Special / Dance 2 / Colors / Interview with Vince Fontaine ~ Indian City @ Fort York Saturday 8 p.m. for Indigenous Arts Festival @ Fort York http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=549cf6088a9c4510VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&vgnextchannel=d4ef31608ffb4510VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

Dub Trinity ~ Let Them Know ~ The People Hold The Power NEW DISK

Robert Palmer ~ Work To Make It Work ~ Pressure Drop (Island 1975)

* Jason Crawford ~ How High The Moon / C Jam Blues / Toronto Music Listings

Devon Sproule ~ Body's In Trouble ~ I Love You, Go Easy (Mary Margaret O'Hara @ Piston Thursday 23 June

* Cara Luft ~ It's Gonna Be Alright ~ Darlingford ~ The Small Glories @ Hugh's Room Sunday







Friday, June 17, 2016

2016 Polaris Prize Long List



The Party
Andy Shauf
The Party
The Apostate
Art Bergmann
The Apostate
Good Advice
Basia Bulat
Good Advice
IV
Black Mountain
IV
Emotion
Carly Rae Jepsen
Emotion
If I Should Go Before You
City And Colour
If I Should Go Before You
Roses
Coeur De Pirate
Roses
Pilgrim’s Paradise
Daniel Caesar
Pilgrim’s Paradise
Mosey
Daniel Romano
Mosey
Gesamtkunstwerk
Dead Obies
Gesamtkunstwerk
Poison Season
Destroyer
Poison Season
Sore
Dilly Dally
Sore
Hard Settle, Ain’t Troubled
Donovan Woods
Hard Settle, Ain’t Troubled
VIEWS
Drake
VIEWS
Demain est une autre nuit
Essaie Pas
Demain est une autre nuit
A Taller Us
Foxtrott
A Taller Us
Ultramarr
Fred Fortin
Ultramarr
Art Angels
Grimes
Art Angels
Sun Leads Me On
Half Moon Run
Sun Leads Me On
Hotel Paranoia
Jazz Cartier
Hotel Paranoia
II
Jean-Michel Blais
II
Oh No
Jessy Lanza
Oh No
Big Black Coat
Junior Boys
Big Black Coat
Purpose
Justin Bieber
Purpose
99.9%
Kaytranada
99.9%
Majid Jordan
Majid Jordan
Majid Jordan
Into Her Future
Michelle McAdorey
Into Her Future
Thought Rock Fish Scale
Nap Eyes
Thought Rock Fish Scale
Blue Wave
Operators
Blue Wave
Rub
Peaches
Rub
The Dream Is Over
PUP
The Dream Is Over
Limoilou
Safia Nolin
Limoilou
Hold/Still
SUUNS
Hold/Still
Soul Run
Tanika Charles
Soul Run
HOPE
The Strumbellas
HOPE
Beauty Behind The Madness
The Weeknd
Beauty Behind The Madness
Half Free
U.S. Girls
Half Free
Good Will Come To You
Un Blonde
Good Will Come To You
Love Waves
Veda Hille
Love Waves
Paradise
White Lung
Paradise