In today’s bluesy roots episode we check out the new music from the legendary Tav Falco, Cruzados, Cowbell, Tinsley Ellis and introduce Devils and Blues Against Youth – both from Italy. Across the Adriatic sea, we check out Mary May and Harp Explosion from Croatia.
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Bill Janovitz – Mean Old;
Cruzados – She’s Automatic;
The Devils – Devils Whistle Don’t Sing;
John Mayall with Mike Campbell – Chills and Thrills;
Johnny Burnette – The Train Kept A Rollin’;
Tav Falco – Train Kept A Rollin;
Tav Falco – The House Of The Rising Sun;
Cowbell – Garage Flowers;
Cowbell – Tallulah;
Ilana Katz – Time To Go;
Mary May – Don’t Call Me Baby;
Harp Explosion – Streets;
Tarbox Ramblers – Million Miles From Nowhere;
Tinsley Ellis – Slow Train To Hell;
Blues Against Youth – Oblivion.
Tav Falco’s book on Memphis Ghosts Behind Sun: Splendour Enigma and DeathÂ begins as a story narrated by the city itself, continues with a detailed and informed description of the city’s rock scene and throughout it’s never clear if it’s the city itself telling the story, Tav Falco or his alter ego Eugene Baffle. That’s what Tav Falco really is – uncatchable non-stop art concept.
That unapproachable art concept moved recently from Memphis to Europe. Tav Falco’s Panther Burns are now consisted usually of Italian musicians and it’s been like that for the last two albums. Still, the sound is unmistakably American and Memphis.
Amongst many covers the original song Whistle Blower stands out as a rarely political tune in Tav Falco’s opus. Other original tunes are more similar to the world-trotting mood of the previous album Conjurations. The second life of this exciting album happened during the US tour this year when Mike Watt joined the Panther Burns for the first time. The maestro of bass guitar was so captured by the sound of this album that he wanted to participate in creating it on stage.
Unfortunately, today’s show dominates with a no less than five obituaries. We pay respects to Vlada Divljan, Andy Fraser (from Free), Sam Andrew (from Big Brother and The Holding Company), Michael Brown (from Left Banke) and Daevid Allen (from Gong).
We also hear new music for Tav Falco, Paul Kelly and Summer Cannibals from Portland OR. Our friends at the Blue Arrow Records bacame a record label. They issued two new singles for Jonathan Richman – so cool!!!
Jennifer – Chelsea Morning;
Free – All Right Now;
Summer Cannibals – Something New;
Le Cinema – Marshall (feat. Vlada Divljan);
Idoli – Nebeska tema;
Gile i Vlada – Pobuna;
Tav Falco – Whistle Blower;
Tav Falco – Bourgeois Blues;
Big Brother And The Holding Company – Summertime;
Gong – You Can’t Kill Me;
Stevie Ray Vaughn – Rude Mood (Blues Alphabet);
Jonathan Richman – Wait Wait;
Paul Kelly and Vika Bull – Sweet Guy;
Paul Kelly – Sweet Guy (Live in CLE);
Lotion – Walk Away Renee;
Left Banke – Walk Away Renee.
Last week we introduced the list of 20 best LPs that we liked to listen to here at The Little Lighthouse. This week, we move on to the list of five best reissues and archival recordings that came out in or around 2012. The title goes to Tav Falco and a gorgeous reissue of Beyond the Magnolia Curtain with also included Blow Your Top EP and four pages of early history of the band. The whole list looks like this:
01 Tav Falco’s Panther Burns – Beyond the Magnolia Curtain
02 Epic Soundtracks – Wide Smile An Anthology
03 Sandy Denny – The Notes and The Words: A Collection Of Demos & Rarities
04 Nova Mob – The Last Days of Pompeii
05 Dan Penn – The Fame Recordings
Then we move on to the list of the best short forms in the last year. This includes singles, eps, short dowloads etc… The title goes to one of the hardest working bands today, Natural Child for their 45 Mother Nature’s Daughter, which also came out as in a strange new audio format – a tobacco paper roll! The complete list of top 10 looks like this:
01 Natural Child – Mother Nature’s Daughter
02 King Tuff – Wild Desire
03 Drivin ‘n’ Cryin – Songs from the Laundromat
04 Eric Burdon And The Greenhornes EP
05 Dirtbombs and Dan Sartain Terrible Two / Kelley Stoltz
06 Cozy – Cola Shock Kids
07 King Louie’s Missing Monuments
08 Bad Sports – Red Overlay
09 Grant Hart – So Far From Heaven
10 Daniel Kroha – The Folk-Blues Stylings Of Daniel Kroha
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Chuck Prophet – Limit To It;
Dan Penn – Power of Love;
Nova Mob – The Last Days of Pompeii/Benediction;
Sandy Denny – After Halloween;
Epic Soundtracks – You Better Run;
Tav Falco – Bertha Lou;
Daniel Kroha – Run Little Children;
Grant Hart – Morning Star;
Bad Sports – Stuff;
King Louie’s Missing Monuments – Another Girl;
Cozy – Cola Shock Kids;
The Dirtbombs – Politicians In My Eyes;
Eric Burdon And The Greenhornes – Out of My Mind;
Drivin ‘n’ Cryin – Dirty;
King Tuff – Wild Desire;
Natural Child – Mother Nature’s Daughter;
Natural Child – Bodyswitchers Part II.