Corby's Orbit

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

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Playlist For Show Of 27 November


Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby


( Brought To You by  Birdcast Quality, Primary Aviaries and Further Feathertainments  )

Guests ~ Scott Bradshaw of Massey Harris, Tony Nguyen of Nagata Shachu and Dayna Manning of Trent Severn

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

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Born Spree

James Brown ~ Can't Take It With You ~ Get Up Offa That Thing ~ Black Friday Saliva-bration Anthem

* Skratch Bastid ~ Stream Of Consciousness ~ Spin Cycle ~ @ Adelaide Hall Saturday

Massey Harris feat. Scott Bradshaw ~ Standoff / Interview with Scott B.~ The Massey Harris Album NEW DISK

* Erika Werry ~ Blue In Green ~ Time On Our Hands 

* Scott B. ~ Don't Look That Sad ~ Unfinished Sympathy ~ @ The Tranzac for Two Bit Cabaret Saturday

5:30 Heroes Of Song, Dead And Gone

P.F. Sloan  (born Philip Gary Schlein; September 18, 1945 – November 15, 2015)~ Child Of Our Times ~ Child Of Our Times 

Phil Ochs (December 19, 1940 – April 9, 1976) ~ No More Songs ~ Chords Of Fame ~ Birthday Tribute @ Free Times Cafe Thursday, 3 December

5:45 High Protein Supplicants

Martha Wainwright ~ The Maker ~ Martha Wainwright @ The Rivoli Monday 30 November 

* Priya Thomas ~ Lit Lightning ~ Blood Heron ~ @ Holy Oak Cafe Thursday, 3 Dec. with Bob Wiseman

* Language Arts ~ Cavity ~ Where Were You In The Wild? ~ @ Lee's Palace tonight

6:00 Drumatic Arts

* Nagata Shachu ~ Furyu / Interview with Tony Nguyen ~ @ Harbourfront Fleck Theatre Saturday @ 8 p.m. and Sunday @ 2 p.m.
Illustration by Ken Hong Leung
6:15 All The Go

* Lynne Hanson & The Good Intentions ~ Gravedigger ~ Seven Deadly Spins NEW DISK ~ CD Launch @ Dora Keough Saturday

* Trent Severn ~ King Of The Background / Interview with Dayna Manning ~ Trillium NEW DISK ~ CD Release @ Hugh's Room Wednesday 2 December

* The Band ~ Out Of The Blue 

* Big Little Lions ~ Fire Me Up ~ A Little Frayed, A Little Torn NEW DISK

* Julian Taylor Band ~ Heard Good Things ~ Desert Star EP NEW DISK ~ CD Launch @ The Horseshoe Saturday

The Staple Singers ~ Sweet Little Jesus Boy ~ The Twenty-Fifth Day Of December (Riverside 1962)


Louis Bellson ~ Billy Strayhorn's Far
Eastern Weekend ~ Celebration Of Billy Strayhorn's Centennial @ The Burdock 9 p.m.Sunday & @ The Emmet Ray Bar 5:30 Sunday

Jean-Pierre Ferland ~ Ce Qu'on Dit Quand On Tient Une Femme Dans Ses Bras ~ Yellow (1970)







                                                                      Boiling Fantasy by Arusha Votsmusha

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Playlist For Show Of 20 November


Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by Star Turns, Rotation Devices and Spin Premises )

Guest ~ Jay Aymar

This show is dedicated to the memory of the Master Songwriter Ron Hynes

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

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Full Frontal Melody

St. Germain  ~ Real Blues (Atjazz Stay Tuned Remix) NEW DISK ~ @ Danforth Music Hall April 7

King Crimson ~ Matte Kudasai ~ Discipline ~@ Queen Elizabeth Theatre tonight, Saturday & Sunday

Cee-Lo Green ~ Robin Williams ~ Heart Blanche NEW DISK

* Saul Williams ~ Surrender ~ @ Danforth Music Hall tonight

* K-OS ~ Blondes ~ Black & Blonde ~ @ Danforth Music Hall tonight

5:20 Rock Paper Twitter

Surfer Blood ~ Gravitation ~ Pythons ~ @ The Drake Sunday

* Julian Taylor ~ Desert Star ~ Desert Star NEW DISK ~ @ Dora Keough Mondays & @ The Horsewshoe Friday, 28 November

* The Dead South ~ Honey You ~ Good Company ~ @ The Horseshoe Tuesday 25 November

* Scott B. ~ Save Me Too ~ Unfinished Sympathy ~ @ The Tranzac Saturday, 28 November

* Broadsway ~ Song For A Winter's Night ~ The Most Wonderful Time - Maybe NEW DISK ~ @ The Jazz Bistro Saturday 9 & 10:30

5:40 Nous Vous Aymar Beaucoup

* Jay Aymar ~ Passing Through / Interview ~ The Chicken Came First ~ @ Hugh's Room Thursday 26 November for CD / book release

6:00 Hearts & Rhymes For Ron Hynes (December 7, 1950 – November 19, 2015)


* Jay Aymar ~ Overtime ~ The Chicken Came First NEW DISK

* Ron Hynes ~ Get Back Change ~ Get Back Change

* Kim Stockwood ~ St. John's Waltz ~ Back To The Water

* Ron Hynes ~ All For The U.S.A. / Home From The U.S.A. / Yanks ~ Stealing Genius

* Matthew Byrne ~ Hearts ~ Hearts & Heroes NEW DISK @ Hugh's Room Saturday for A Tribute To Stan Rogers

* Gary & Whit ~ Good-bye ~ Matches NEW DISK

* Ron Hynes ~ A Good Dog Is Lost ~ Get Back Change

6:30 Parisian Passion Plays

Mariza ~ Sem Ti ~ Mundo NEW DISK

Frank Turner ~ The Next Storm ~ Positive Songs For negative People ~ @ Danforth Music Hall, 11 March 2016

Van Morrison ~ Ballerina (Long Version) ~ Astral Weeks Remastered NEW DISK

Here come the man and he say, he say the show must go on
So all you gotta do / Is ring the bell / And step right up, and step right up
And step right up / Just like a ballerina, yeah, yeah
Crowd will catch you / Fly it, sight it, c'mon, die it, yeah / Just like a ballerina



Serani ~ Dark Clouds ~ Reggae Island Riddim

6:45 Stray Songs & Bullet Ballads

The Dutch jazz Orchestra ~ Blue Star ~ Portrait Of A Silk Thread - Newly Discovered Works By Billy Strayhorn (November 29, 1915 – May 31, 1967)  Queer Songbook Orchestra: Billy's Birthday, a Billy Strayhorn Centennial @ The Burdock Sunday 29 November / Toronto Music Listings

* Jon Brooks ~ Felix Culpa ~ The Smiling & Beautiful Countryside ~ @ The Cameron House Mondays in November 6 p.m.

* Jen Lane feat. John Antoniuk ~ Lost ~ @ The Cameron Tuesday 24 8 p.m. and @ Opera Bob's Sunday




























Tuesday, November 10, 2015

I'll be absorbing my Jamaican sunrises. No new show this week.

Jamaica is where my spiritual belonging begins. 40 years of dedication to the Reggae Sound and Power. I haven't been back in half a lifetime. See you in Orbit on November 20, FULL UP OF VIBES.

 The original Ernie Smith & The Roots Revival. 1978
Bloodfire 1982 ^^^^

                            Boncongonistas 1989

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Free CD's !!! Send Me Your Top Ten list of 2015 !!!


Overall, as Orbital parlance would justifiably have it, I am uplifted by the fabulosity of my bloggish progress:  


  • I've just reached a total of 70,000 page views. 
  • This is my 800th post over 5 years. 
  • This year, my monthly audience is up to an average of over 2000 hits. 
  • Direct your regard below to see the story spun out in data.




My global blog audience is probably indicative of my listenership, although I no doubt attract a lot of people just putting "Canadian Music" names into their search engines.

Rather than rest on my launchers with this moderately successful cyber-reward, however, I'm going to challenge myself to boost up attendance a little by recruiting new "members" and engaging the few subscribers that I already have,

SO...

Since the regular high point of the  year for interest in my content (see those five spikes on the graph?) are my year-end personal assessment posts of the fifty best records of the year,

I would like one of you to receive hard copies of a collection of the Corby's Orbit Top Ten CD's of 2015, free.

All you will need to do is 

A) Become a follower of Corby's Orbit (at this spot on the Blog) >>>

B) Send me a list of YOUR Top Ten disks from this year (in the Comments at the bottom of this page)

C) And the Follower who provides the one list which proves to be the most alluring / informed / inspirationaly contiguous (to me) will get a snail mail package sometime before Christmas, suitable for binge-listening, re-gifting and Subcultural Intergalactic bragging rights.

(Deets to be worked out with the winner, confidentially, on SocMed).

Dealsies?

Start compiling.

Contest closes at midnight on December 31.



Playlist For Show Of 6 November


Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by Flagrant Regards, Vagrant Vacations and Frenzied Fragrantica )

Guests ~ Jack Marks

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

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Velocity Hall

Youssou N'Dour ~ Immigr├ęs ~ I Bring What I  Love Sdtrk ~@ Koerner Hall Friday 13 November

David Sanborn ~ Duck Ankles ~ Taking Off ~@ Koerner Hall tonight

Zap Mama ~ Furahi ~ Sabsylma



5:15 Expert Marksmanship

* Jack Marks ~ Isabelle ~ Wicked Moon / Interview / Not In So Many Words (Live) / Suffering (Live) ~@ The Cameron House every Sunday evening 10 p.m. and @ Not My Dog every Tuesday


5:30 Bureauclastic

* Ptarmigan ~ Spirit Wakes ~ @ The Burdock tonight

Sam Outlaw ~ Keep It Interesting ~ Angeleno ~ The Dakota Tavern next Tuesday, 10 Nov.

* Lynne Hanson feat. Keith Glass ~ Run Johnny Run ~ 7 Deadly Spins EP NEW DISK

* Ellen McIlwaine ~ He The Richmond ~ The Real...

5:45 Unplunged

Howie B. feat. Robbie Robertson ~ Take Your Partner By The Hand ~ Turn The Dark Off

* Clara Engel ~ Uneasy Spirit ~ Visitors Are Allowed One Kiss ~ @ The Burdock Saturday

Don Henley ~ Not Enough Love In This World ~ @ Sony Center Tuesday, 10 November

6:00 Hot Snap

* T.C. Folkpunk ~ Venus Near The Sunset ~ Lamest Fast Words ~ @ Castro's Monday, 9 November 8:30 p.m.

James Vincent McMorrow ~ We Don't Eat ~ Early In The Morning
 http://www.blogto.com/arts/2015/08/beautiful_video_captures_a_year_in_the_life_of_toronto/


* John Wort Hannam ~ Chasing The Song ~ Love Lives On NEW DISK ~ @ The Burdock Thursday, 12 November

* Ron Hawkins ~ South Ontario ~ Garden Songs ~ voted Best Songwriter in Toronto by readers of NOW Magazine

Bob Marley & The Wailers ~ Forever Loving Jah ~ In Dub vol 1 ~ Remember The King / Rastafari Celebration @ Revival Saturday

6:30 Bass And Tremble

Emerson Lake & Palmer ~ Aaron Copland's Hoedown ~ Works

Abeng feat. Rich Brown ~ Chant Of The Exiled ~ Abeng NEW DISK ~@ The Burdock Wednesday, 11 Nov.

* The Sweet Lowdown ~ April 29th ~ Chasing The Sun NEW DISK NOMINEE @ CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS @ CFMA's Edmonton this weekend

* Kiran Ahluwalia ~ Jaane Na ~ Sanata NEW DISK NOMINEE @ CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS 

David Sanborn ~ Black Light / Blue Night / Toronto Music Listings 

* Patricia O'Callahan ~ Nick Drake's River Man ~ Broken Hearts and Madmen ~ @ Kingston Road United Church Sunday for Bohemians In Brooklyn http://www.kruc.ca/documents/Beaches_Reads_2015_poster-2.pdf

* Mike Evin ~ We'll Meet Again ~ Do You Feel the World? ~ @ The Burdock Tuesday, 10 Nov.









Friday, November 6, 2015

Live Coverage Of Canadian Folk Music Awards Here

The 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards 
are happening this weekend in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 
There are two nights of nominee showcase concerts and the Awards Gala, Friday November 6 through Sunday, November 8, 2015. All of the events are being streamed on Concert Window.