Flashlite #136

Bill MorrisseyThe first time I heard of Bill Morrissey was on a very interesting compilation record called Legacy: A Collection of New Folk Music. It included 15 singer songwriters that were all new to me in 1989. It was a new, original take on old folk theme, and gathered an exciting new scene that was budding at the time. Bill was definitely one of the stand-outs. He was based out of New Hampshire and he had several excellent solo records. Check them out especially if you are a fan of Townes Van Zandt or Butch Hancock. But, unfortunately, Bill Morrissey died in a hotel room somewhere in Georgia four days ago and in this show we say goodbye to him. We also have a new song for Detroit Cobras which appeared on the new Buddy Holly tribute. Masonics are a new name at the Lighthouse and they come from London UK. Finally, Disciplina Kicme is also back with a brand new album Uf! and it once again rocks my world.

Bill Morrissey – Ice Fishing;
Gem – Only A Loan;
Gem – I Am a Tree;
Detroit Cobras – Heartbeat;
Masonics – Put The Knife Down;
Fank i lastis Crnog Zuba (Excerpt);
Disciplina Kicme – Drustvena mreza;
Willy Deville – Savoir Faire;
The Clash – I Fought The Law;
Nick Curran and Phil Alvin – Flyin’ Blind;
Dave and Phil Alvin – What’s Up With Your Brother;
The Kinks – Death Of A Clown;
REM – Cuyahoga;
Bill Morrissey – Handsome Molly;
Bill Morrissey – Hang Me, Oh Hang Me.

Flashlite #135

Dave SchrammGrunge is dead. We have Cute Lepers opening today’s show with the new album Adventure Time and if you just hear their sound you’d think they’re from Memphis or Atlanta, but actually they come from the grunge capital of the world, Seattle WA. 1991 was veeery long time ago! We also catch up with Dave Schramm, who played in many band throughout the years. One of them was The Okra All Stars who’s cover of Purple Rain was a popular song 10 years ago when we were on KLSU. Dave is now a part of a great podcast called Radio Free Song and we check that out in today’s show. A part of that club is also Peter Holsapple (ex The dB’s). Kelly Kneiser from the TN band Glossary has a solo album. You probably remember how much we liked Glossary last year. Out good friend Mike Watt has a three million different bands these days, and one of those is Floored By Four. We check it out today as well.

Jump Back Jake & The Echo-Friendly – Carpentry and Mystery Novels;
Cute Lepers – Damaging Acts;
Peter Holsapple – Wasn’t Born To Follow;
Carole King – Wasn’t Born to Follow;
The Byrds – Wasn’t Born To Follow;
The Okra All-Stars – Purple Rain;
The Radio Free All Stars – Her Eyes Are a Blue Million Miles;
Dave Schramm – Something Went Wrong;
Beth Orton – I Me Mine – Dig It;
Attention – Beat Machine;
Floored By Four – Watt;
Little Barrie – Precious Pressure;
The Witches – The Haunted Regulars;
Kelly Kneiser – Happiness Looks Good On You;
Hunx And His Punx – Lovers Lane;
The Arrows – Boogiest Band In Town;
Green On Red – Blue Parade;
Moving Targets – Almost Certain/Drone.

Flashlite #134

T Model FordToday we start with a large blues set. In it, we listen to newest albums for Dave Alvin, Gadalupe Plata and T Model Ford. We also hear later on new music for two great garage bands: Cleveland’s own New Lou Reeds and Slovenian Res Nullius.

Jeff Beck – Morning Dew;
North Mississippi Allstars – New Orleans Walkin’ Dead;
Dave Alvin – Run Conejo Run;
Mama Rosin – Voodoo Walking;
Rainer – Shuldin’t Worry About That;
Guadalupe Plata – Boogie De La Muerte;
T-Model Ford and Gravelroad – Little Red Rooster;
The Rolling Stones – Little Red Rooster;
T Bone Burnett – Love At First Sight;
Hayvanlar Alemi – Hayalgucu Sporkulubu;
Mavi Isiklar – Iyi Dusun Tasin;
New Lou Reeds – I Am A Monster;
Res Nullius – Krvavi kolaz;
Res Nullius – Zadovoljstvo;
Taste – Dual Carriageway Pain;
Husker Du – Games.

Flashlite #133

Johnny AceIt’s my father’s birthday and I am in my home town. My dad collects music just like I do and I learned a lot from him. So, two of us decided to make a show together. He picked all songs in today’s show. He’s an expert in early rock’n’roll and today’s selection are songs that represent an early history of this musical genre. People typically think that rock’n’roll was created with the first records of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Bill Halley in 1954 or so. However, rock’n’roll evolved very slowly and the term is mentioned as early as 1934! This hour is dedicated to these forefathers (and mothers) of the music that we all like so much. So, dwell into this history and wish my dad Ivica a happy birthday!

Boswell Sisters – Rock and Roll;
Jackie Brenston – Rocket 88;
John Lee Hooker – Talking Boogie;
Chubby Checker – The Hucklebuck;
Little Richard – Get Rich Quick;
H Bomb Ferguson – Rock H-Bomb Rock;
Amos Milburn – Chicken Shack Boogie;
Joe Brown And His Kool Kats – The Bull Dog Blues;
Tommy Brown – Atlanta Boogie;
Piano Red – Shake Rattle and Roll;
Paul Hucklebuck Williams (featuring Danny Cobb) – Rocking Chair Blues;
Louis Jordan – Caledonia;
Freddie Mitchell – Rockin’ And Jumpin’;
Chris Powell And The Five Blue Flames – That’s Right;
Doles Dickens – We’re Gonna Rock This Morning;
Cecil Gant – Rock Little Baby;
Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Rock Daniel;
Billie Holiday – Let’s Do It;
Big Jay McNeely – There Is Something On Your Mind;
Johnny Ace – Pledging My Love;
Dave Alvin – Johnny Ace Is Dead.