Feb 26, 2010

Playlist: The Demon's Lair 25.02.2010

In keeping with our Black History Month theme, The Blue Demon and myself thought we'd stray from the soul so that we could have a punky reggae party and that's exactly what we did! Now, not all of the artists were black(*cough* M.I.A. *cough*) but we went with the flow and represented a good selection of artists that we felt fit in with the show.

Check out the playlist, and don't forget to tune into "The Demon's Lair" on CKLN 88.1 fm Wednesday nights/Thursday mornings from 2am-6am.

Black History Month Tribute: Part II

Bob Marley - Punky Reggae Party
Tapper Zukie - MPLA
M.I.A. - Paper Planes
Toots & The Maytals - 54-46
The Selector - On My Radio/Too Much Pressure
Bad Brains - Sailin' On/Don't Need It/Attitude
Stiffed - Radio/It's Unanimous
Andre Williams - Car With The Star/Agile Mobile and Hostile
Folkes Bros/Prince Buster - Oh Carolina
Bob Marley - Simmer Down
Peter Tosh - Mega Dog
Desmod Dekker - Israelites
Fishbone - Skankin' To The Beat
The English Beat - Ranking Full Stop
M. Franti/Spearhead - Say Hey
Junior Murvin - Police and Thieves
The Specials - Gangsters/Concrete Jungle
Lee Perry & The Upsetters - Yakkity Yak
The Paragons - The Tide Is High
X Ray Spex - Oh Bondage Up Yours
The Templars - I Believe In Myself
Dead Kennedys - Kill The Poor
Love - My Little Red Book
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put A Spell On You
Chuck Berry - Oh Baby Doll
Santigold - Lights Out

Feb 20, 2010

Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Up Above My Head

Well, tomorrow IS Sunday and a woman killing it on an SG is alright by me.

Playlist: The Demon's Lair 18.02.2010

Every week I co-host a little radio show on CKLN 88.1 fm here in Toronto. It can be heard on fm radio in the Greater Toronto Area, on Rogers Digital Cable & anywhere in the world from www.ckln.fm

The Demon's Lair is hosted by myself and The Blue Demon, and we play a huge mix of genres like punk rock, rockabilly, surf, ska, soul, blues, psychobilly and more. Commercial free, minimal talking...it's rock n' roll radio at it's finest. You can tune in every Wednesday night/Thursday morning from 2am-6am.

Every week I'll post the show's playlist starting with this past weeks.

Black History Month Tribute: Part I
This week we opted for lots of soul, blaxsploitation and a few other of our fav's as we dug out the Way Back Machine. Tune in next week as we play our favourite black punk rock, ska and reggae artists.

Issac Hayes - Shaft
Ray Charles - I Got A Woman
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly

The Impessions - Choice Of Colour
Randy Ray Moore - Dolemite
Gloria Jones - Tainted Love
The Supremes - Stop In The Name Of Love
Freda Payne - Band Of Gold
Junior Walker - Shotgun
John Lee Hooker - Boom Boom
Smoky Robinson - Mickey's Monkey
Chuck Berry - Too Much Monkey Business
Marvin Gaye - Can I Get A Witness
Martha Reeves - Dancing In The Streets
Wilson Pickett - Land of 1000 Dances
James Brown - Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
Aretha Franklin - Save Me
Sly & The Family Stone - Dance To The Music/I Want To Take You Higher
Sam & Dave - Don't Turn Your Heater On
Archie Bell & The Drells - Tighten Up Pt. I
The Temptations - Cloud Nine
Bo Diddley - Road Runner
Gladys Knight & The Pips - Heard It Through The Grapevine
The Four Tops - Reach Out
Solomon Burke - Stupidity
The Jackson Five - I Want You Back
The Exciters - He's Got The Power
The Temptations - Psychedelic
Millie Jackson - My Man Is A Sweet Man
Eddie Bo - Hook & Sling Pt. II
Gino Washington - Out Of This World
The Ikettes - A Fool In Love
Lee Dorsey - Who's Gonna Help A Brother Get Further
Laura Lee - What A Man
Professor Longhair - Big Chief
Dee Dee Warwick - Suspicious Minds

Feb 2, 2010

Playlist: The Week The Music Died

This is the week the music died. More specifically, tomorrow is "The Day The Music Died". The day 51 years ago that JP "Big Bopper" Richardson, Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens perished in a plane crash during their Winter Dance Party tour. They were 28, 22 and 17. Of course there have been countless other rock n' roll deaths that have occured way too soon, and I can barely begin to scratch the surface on the musicians who have been an incredible influence on what music has become and been.

But here in Toronto, there is another death in the music scene and that is with the closing of our Big Bop. The Big Bop has been a massive purple building sitting on the S-E corner of Queen and Bathurst streets, housing rock venues; The Kathedral, The Reverb & Holy Joes which served as a refuge for underage music fanatics. It was here that people of all ages could see their favourite bands play or, have a place for their own band to perform. I dedicate this week's playlist, a tribute to some of the musicans who have died too soon, to The Big Bop and the underage music fanatics who may well go on to become a Buddy Holly or even a Jay Reatard of sorts in their own right.

The Big Bopper - Little Red Riding Hood
Ritchie Valens - Donna
Buddy Holly - Dearest
Bobby Fuller - Let Her Dance
Marc Bolan (T. Rex) - One Inch Rock
Keith Moon (The Who) - My Generation
Jay Reatard - It Ain't Gonna Save Me
Darby Crash (The Germs) - Lexicon Devil
Bon Scott (AC/DC) - Rocker
Eddie Cochran - Nervous Breakdown
Ritchie Valens - Ooh! My Head
Johnny Burnette - Little Boy Sad
Hank Williams - Ramblin' Man

Buddy Holly - Not Fade Away