Corby's Orbit

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

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Playlist For Show Of 27 January


Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby 

( Brought To You by National Ingredients, Last Resources, & Just Truant Dough 
)

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

Guest: Harpin Norm Lucien 

Podcast here https://www.mixcloud.com/paul-corby/
Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Political Emotions

Barry Adamson ~ Busted (Michaelangelo Version) ~ The Negro In Me

* Austra ~ I Love You More Than You Love Yourself / Angel In Your Eye ~ Future Politics NEW DISK


5:15 Mystique And Identity

* Tannis Slimmon ~ Spirit House ~ Lucky Blue ~ @ Silence Sounds in Guelph Saturday 3 p.m.

* Pharis & Jason Romero ~ My Flowers, My Companions & Me ~ A Passing Glimpse

* Lotus Wight ~ I'se So Very Wicked ~ Ode To The Banjo NEW DISK

^ Del Barber ~ Story I Can Believe ~ For The Last 20

Sade ~ Skin ~ Soldier Of Love

* String Bone ~ Where Do You Go? ~ Love & Highways NEW DISK @ Revival House in Stratford tonight

5:30 Embroidered Senses Of The Word

* Marito Marques ~ Bird's Shadow ~ Na Eira NEW DISK

Dennis Brown (1 February 1957 – 1 July 1999) ~ Sir Niney's Rock (Niney The Observer Remix of Give A Helping Hand ~ Dennis Brown In Dub

Philip Glass & Ravi Shankar ~ Offering ~ Passages

Brick And Lace ~ Why Can't We / Wayne Wonder ~ I Am Sorry / Beenie Man ~ Fi Wah ~ Club Bangaz XXXTreme Heat

6:00 Harpeggios

* Harpin Norm Lucien ~ Strong Enough For Love / Interview / The Strongest Man In The World / How Much Love (Live) ~ The Strongest Man In The World NEW DISK @ Winterfolk February 17-18-19

6:20 Infin-Decibels

* Alejandra Ribera ~ Soft Place To Land ~ This Island NEW DISK

Cloud Nothings ~ Giving Into Seeing ~ Here And Nowhere Else ~ @ Lee's Palace tonight

* Gregory Pepper And His Problems ~ My Roommate Is A Snake And The Landlord's A Bat ~ Black Metal Demo Tape NEW DISK @ Bovine Sex Club tonight

The Allman Brothers Band ( Butch Trucks May 11, 1947 – January 24, 2017) ~ Midnight Rider ~ Rock Rennaissance lll

6:40 A Roostered Development

Snatum Kaur ~ Long Time Sun ~ Grace (dedicated to Ms. Mary Tyler Moore)

* Myriad 3 ~ Peak Fail / Counter Of The Cumulus ~ Moons ~ @ The Rex Saturday Plus Toronto Music Listings

* Orchid Ensemble ~ Life Death Tears Dream ~ Life Death Tears Dream                         







                                                                                                                                                                                                        Illustrator - Alexander Grigoriev











Saturday, January 14, 2017

Playlist For Show Of 13 January


Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby (with apologies for volume variance)

( Brought To You by Velociraptures, C.N. Tower-dactyls & Torontosaurus Rex 
)


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

Podcast here https://www.mixcloud.com/paul-corby/

This show is dedicated to the memory of Hugh's Room & The Hoxton, two fine Toronto music presentation venues that have closed this week. Cuts to the root.

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Presidential Suite (Inauguration Day Friday 20 January)

Judy Collins ~ Leonard Cohen's Democracy ~ ...Sings Leonard Cohen

Ry Cooder ~ How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live ? ~ Ry Cooder

* Ben Sures ~ American Shanty Town ~ Gone To Bolivia

The Heptones ~ Mr. President ~ Party Time

* Ron Hynes ~ Back From the U.S.A. / Yanks ~ Stealing Genius 

Mose Allison ~ Everybody's Crying Mercy ~ That's Jazz!

Paul Kelly ~ Little Kings / I'll Be Your Lover ~ Words & Music

Donovan ~ Ballad Of A Crystal Man ~ Fairy Tale

Toots & The Maytals ~ Time Tough ~ Reggae Greats






B.B. King ~ Inflation Blues ~ Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues

Anohni ~ Why Did You Separate Me From The Earth? ~ Hopelessness


5:45 Songs Of Imminence & Experience

* Ivan Rosenberg ~ Spock's Brain ~ The Littlest Dobro NEW DISK~ CD Release tonight with Slocan Ramblers at Tranzac 8 p.m.

* Abigail Lapell ~ Jordan / Flag Song / Diamond Girl / Night Bird & Morning Bird ~ Hide Nor Hair NEW DISK (Coax Records) ~ CD Release @ Burdock Thursday 19 January


* April Verch ~ Still Trying ~ Anthology NEW DISK

* Marito Marques ~ Na Eira ~ Na Eira NEW DISK

Essence Of Funk ~ Eddie Harris' Freedom Jazz Dance ~ Essence Of Funk

6:30 Rocket Bouquet

* Hollerado ~ Born Yesterday (New Single) ~ @ Rebel next Friday 20 January with The Sam Roberts Band

* Chloe Watkinson ~ Take Me Back to Bed ~ Park Eddy ~@ Grossman's tonight

* Beliefs ~ She Comes Alive ~ Beliefs ~@ The Baby G Saturday

Elmore James (January 27, 1918 – May 24, 1963) ~ I Can't Hold Out ~ The Sky Is Crying (Rhino)

Essence Of Funk ~ Donald Byrd's Slow Drag / with Toronto Music listings

* A Tribe Called Red feat. Lido Pimienta~ The Light ~ We Are The Halluci Nation

Special Beat ~ Concrete Jungle ~ Don't Call Me Ska Face vol. ll














Sunday, January 8, 2017

V.I.F.'s at The C.F.M.A.'s (Very Important Folks at the Canadian Folk Music Awards).


Canada means folk music.Folk music means fun, philosophy and cultural fulfillment. It all conjoined in Toronto on the first weekend in December with the celebration of the annual Canadian Folk Music Awards. I was only on the listening periphery this year because of a commitment to my band's gig on the night of the traditionally glorious gala award show. But I got some alt.- proximity to a few scenes worth sharing.


Retiring Yeoman Of The Folk Vanguard Andy Frank grabs some Hugh's Room bar time with perspicacious artist and reporter Shawna Caspi 
and the venerable songwriter, James Keelaghan.


I finally met up with the esteemed Elage Diouf, an orbital favourite, who was nominated in the World Solo Artist Of The Year category.


The Small Glories got large in a matinee situation with exuberant high spirits and rhapsodic harmonies.

From the intro by David Newland, Contemporary Singer & Aboriginal Songwriter Of The Year nominee, William Prince delivered 20 solid minutes of charm, grace and emotional truth to earn a  standing ovation. Serviettes were full of mascara and every phone in the room was dark. 


Comforting each other after the emotional high tide of William Prince's set, Sarah Jane Scouten provides an empathy refill for pivotal Radio Boogie host, CIUT's Steve Pritchard.


Sunday night's finale brought all the award winners together on the Isabel Bader Theatre stage for Bruce Cockburn's classic Wonderin' Where The Lions Are.


Mike Bourgeault's photo.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Playlist For Show Of 6 January


Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by Whiskey Whispers, Cognac Contact and Bourbon Bombast 
)

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

Podcast here https://www.mixcloud.com/paul-corby/

Guest: Clela Errington.

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Initialization Of The Fascination 

Dominique Jones ~ Keep Dreaming ~ WOW 2011

Anderson .Paak ~ Celebrate ~ Malibu

* Bruno Capinan ~ Eu Nao ~ Todo Esta Dito ~@ Small World Music Centre tonight

Anohni ~ Obama ~ Hopelessness

* Annabelle Chvostek ~ Be The Media ~ Be The Media

Margaret Glaspy ~ Memory Street ~ Emotions & Math

5:30 Mondo Toronto

* Ivan Rosenberg ~ Zed Clampett ~ The Littlest Dobro ~ CD Release @ Tranzac Friday 13 January

* Sarah Jane Scouten ~ Til The Wheels Come Off ~ Magpie Waltz ~ @ Burdock Wednesday 11 January & @ The Local Saturday 14 January

* Kaia Kater ~  Harvest And The Plough ~ Nine Pin ~ @ The Local Friday 13 January 5 p.m.

* Jack Marks ~ Isabelle ~ Wicked Moon ~ @ Grafitti's Saturday 4 p.m.

* Jessica Stuart Few ~ Easier Said Than Done ~ The Passage 

* Clela Errington ~ Neil Young's Birds / Interview ~ In The Eddy ~ @ Relish 19 January & @ Church Of The Redeemer Sunday 22 January for A kd lang Rock Eucharist

6:00 History Of The Mystery

Alphonse Mouzon  (November 21, 1948 – December 25, 2016) ~ Nitroglycerine ~ Mind Transplant (Blue Note 1975)

B.B. King ~ Army Of The Lord ~ Swing Low Sweet Chariot 

Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays feat. NanĂ¡ Vasconcelos (2 August 1944 – 9 March 2016) ~ Ozark ~ As Falls Wichita So Falls Wichita Falls (ECM 1981)
Partial discography of Nana Vasconcelos

Paco De Lucia ~ Danza ~ Plays Manuel De Falla

* Gonzalez ~ Modalisa ~ Soft Power

* Andrew Downing ~ Parade ~ Silents ~ @ Hart House Friday 13 January



6:20 Totality Of The Modality

* The Dreamband feat. Hermina George ~ Stay ~ Hermina George @ Dora Keough with Circle 5 Saturday

* The Memberz ~ Kings Highway ~ Single

The Moray Eels ~ Flowers For Algernon ~ ...Eat The Space Needle (Zero Hour 1997)



James Taylor ~ Carry Me On My Way ~ October Road ~ James Taylor Tribute @ Hugh's Room tonight

* k.d. lang ~ Lifted By Love ~ Even Cowgirls Get The Blues Sdtrk.

6:45 Inspiration Of The Aspirations

* Ernesto Cervini ~ Coconut Bill ~ Little Black Bird ~ Tonight @ Lula Lounge & @ The Emmett Ray Monday 9 January
with TORONTO MUSIC LISTINGS

Ralph Stanley (February 25, 1927 – June 23, 2016) ~ Take Me Back /  In Heaven We`ll Never Grow Old Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys