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Widge’s Sonic Emporium #2: The Radio Version

Show Notes (Mostly)

Here are my overly complicated show notes.

First of all, you can find JM Tuffley at present on his Spotify profile, where he curates playlists whenever he has a few minutes to rub together. Here he also is on Twitter.

Rob Levy has his two radio shows: Juxtaposition on KEXP and Antics on Louder Than War Radio. You can also find him on Spotify and Twitter.

Go seek them. They take this shit much more seriously than I do.

As for the playlist, the entries consist of:

Artist/Band Name – “Song Name” – Album Name – (Band’s/Artist’s Country of Origin, Year of Song’s Original Release)

For a complete and exhaustive and exhausting explanation of why the tracklist is this way, it’s explained in the notes for Episode 1.

Black Brothers – “Saman Doye” – Kaum Benalu (aka Black Brothers Vol.5) – (Indonesia, 1978)

First of all, I have no idea what “Saman Doye” means. Attempts to find translated lyrics have come to naught. Generally with foreign langauge songs, I dig on the sound and the rhythm and the way the language is used…then I get curious about the lyrics. So if anybody knows what “Saman Doye” actually means, please get in touch.

Also, the album listed here is the original release from 1978. The compilation I mention in the show is Those Shocking, Shaking Days: Indonesian Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock and Funk 1970-1978. It was released in 2013. Pretty sure the original album is out of print.

C.W. Stoneking – “The Love Me or Die” – Jungle Blues – (Australia, 2008)

Melenas – “Tú me haces lo mismo” – Melenas – (Spain, 2017)

Africa – “Paint It Black” – Music From “Lil Brown” – (USA, 1968)

This article contains a decent amount of info on the band Africa, and even ties in the relationship to The Band, which I admit I didn’t catch at first.

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – “Backfire” – A Pocket Full of Miracles – (USA, 1970)

Young-Holt Unlimited – “Ain’t There Something Money Can’t Buy” – On Stage – (USA, 1967)

Marcela Laiferová – “Slnko” – (Slovakia, 1973)

Dan Deacon – “Sat By a Tree” – Mystic Familiar  – (USA, 2020)

Terence Ericson – “Arugam Bay” – Exospection – (Unknown, 2018)

Death From Above 1979 – “Free Animal (ROMES remix)” – Free Animal – (Canada, 2021)

DJ Reset – “Frontin’ on Debra (Pharrell vs. Beck vs. Jay-Z)” – (USA, 2004)

Verckys & L’Orchestre Vévé– “Bassala Hot” – (Congo, 1975)

This was apparently originally released as a single (I think it was split into two parts, one for each side of the 45). The compilation I mention in the show is Congolese Funk, Afrobeat & Psychedelic Rumba 1969-1978.

Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds – “LSDC” – Dracula Boots – (USA, 2009)

I have a sneaking suspicion I will be amused by the line “¿Cómo se llama, mamá?” until the heat death of the universe.

Ween – “I Don’t Want It” – Quebec – (USA, 2003)

My favorite Ween album. Lots and lots of good things on here.

Tel Aviv – “I Am Particular” – The Shape of Fiction – (USA, 1997)

Jarvis Cocker – “Black Magic” – Jarvis – (UK, 2006)

San Fermin – “Crueler Kind” – San Fermin – (USA, 2013)

C Duncan – “He Came From the Sun” – Health — (UK, 2019)

Miranda Sex Garden – “Exit Music (for a film)” – Carnival of Souls – (UK, 2000)