Saturday, 26 November 2016

Sharon Jones lost fight against cancer in November!

We have to bemoan another fantastic artist, who got only better with the years: 
Sharon Lafaye Jones, soul singer and songwriter, born 4 May 1956; died 18 November 2016
Sharon Jones passed away after a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer over many years. Find out more here!

In September 2016 a documentary Miss Sharon Jones! Official Trailer 
directed by Barbara Kopple (talk show here) came out showing her as she tries to hold her band together while battling pancreatic cancer.

I witnessed here stunning comeback with the Daptone Revue live on 29  June 2014 in Paris, France. She sang full of energy even she had no hair due to radiotherapy he she had recently undergone. Her song "Retreat" inspired by her fight against cancer was particularly moving! She was an outstanding live performer & singer! Sharon Jones was such a strong and inspiring woman and we miss her!

To get you into seasonal mood and as a treat her "It's A Holiday Soul Party!" 
broadcast on NPR as Tiny Desk Concert on 21 Dec 2015


Listen to tribute radio shows on: 

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Mose Allison RIP, will be missed by his fans!

Singer, Pianist & song writer extraordinaire Mose Allison passed away peacefully at his home on November 15, 2016.
I still remember fondly his performance at Pizza Express in London many years ago which lasted into the wee hours of the morning (read Guardian article)!

So many great artists have left us (poorer) this year!
His many humorous and hard biting songs  
- always a wry commentary on the human condition -
 will be missed in a time we'll need them more than ever!
Thank you for your witty lyrics and all those great tunes 
like "Young Man's Blues" you played for us, Mose!

more on Mose @ anorakthingand @ zipdialog

For any anyone new to Mose I recommend this mixtape:



Repost from c90lounge courtesy of Washerman's Dog blog!

Track Listing:

01 Everybody Cryin’ Mercy
02 If You Only Knew (Live)
03 Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
04 Cruise Control
05 It’s Crazy
06 I Don’t Want Much
07 Parchman Farm
08 What Will It Be
09 Dinner On the Ground
10 Middle Class White Boy (Live)
11 If You Live
12 Stranger in Paradise
13 I Love the Life I live (Live)
14 Stroll
15 Eyesight To The Blind
16 Foolkiller
17 You Call it Joggin’
18 Mule
19 Gimcracks and Gewgaws
20 Seventh Son
21 Ever Since the World Ended
22 Mojo Woman
23 Ask Me Nice
24 Back Country Suite Blues (aka Young Man Blues)

Sunday, 13 November 2016

So long Leonard! Cohen RIP

      Leonard Cohen  
21.11.1934 – 7.11. 2016

Another great one gone: Leonard Cohen has died peacefully after a fall at his home in Los Angeles! 
Thank you for your poetry, your songs and the music, which enriched our lives!

More on the "old bastard in a suit":
Cohen's Montreal map
Leonard Cohen files
Cover photos

Leonard Cohen RIP podcast: 

The podcast of this show is available for listening or download here, just drop me a line  (in comments) if there are any issues and feedback is always welcome!

Cohen recently reflected on his age and health in a profile by the 
New Yorker where he said: "I am ready to die. I hope it's not too uncomfortable."

Listen to his last Interview on WNYC

Goodbye Leonard, you "old bastard in a suit"!

Leonard CohenI'm Your Man

Repost from c90lounge courtesy of Washerman's Dog blog

Track Listing:

01 Undertow

02 Suzanne

03 By the Rivers Dark

04 Lullaby

05 Democracy

06 Sisters Of Mercy

07 The Future

08 I’m Your Man

09 Boogie Street

10 You Know Who I Am

11 Nightingale

12 Dance Me to the End of Love

13 Lover Lover Lover

14 Be For Real

15 Banjo

16 Bird On The Wire

17 Anthem

18 Why Don’t You Try

19 Tower of Song

20 Darkness

21 The Captain

22 To A Teacher

23 You Want It Darker

24 Whither Thou Goest

Saturday, 10 September 2016


Tune in my Radio Show on Ambush Radio!

"GROOVIN' AROUND" is broadcast from Friday to Sunday 

16.00-18.00 GR Time/ 15.00-17.00 Central European Time (CET)/ 14.00-16.00 GMT Time

of course on

My radio show "GROOVIN' AROUND" is touching down in India on the quest to discover funky music from around the globe. This new episode is dedicated to Bollywood Funk and gives some far out examples what happened when the Funk virus infected the composers and musicians of the Bollywood studios and deeply affected the Soundtracks of Indian Action & Crime movies during the 70s and the 80s. Check out for your enjoyment the Funk-Fuelled Grooves from some classic as well as forgotten Bollywood movies here
Check out all the other great mixes by the other resident DJs!

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet

Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet 

Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet 

— on Monday 4th July at King's College London!
playing songs from their new album "Eight Winds" 
out on the German ECM label.

Concert review by Richard Williams:

The evening concert is part of the event "Sounds of the Hellenic world, ancient and modern" celebrating the musical traditions of Greece, followed by a morning workshop on music during the current crisis in Greece.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016


  DAVID BOWIE    1947 - 2016

Check out my podcast 
Bowie R.I.P. ed
Only rare and unreleased tracks 
celebrating the legacy of an Icon

Listen to Skidmark Bob's Bowie tribute podcast on PoP dEFECT RADIO

"The Man Who Sold The World”,  (Acoustic version from1996)

Playlist for PRINCE R.I.P. ed podcast for Ambush Radio

 1958 - 2016  
  R.I.P. ed podcast for Ambush Radio 


  1. Prince plays Heroes (for Bowie) on his solo piano tour in April 2016
  2. Art Official Cage (excerpt)
  3. My name is Prince (excerpt)
  4. Dead on it
  5. Mutiny - Ice Cream castles
  6. Rockhard in a funky place
  7. Same page different book
  8. Super cute
  9. When I lay my hands on u
  10. Sex me, sex me not
  11. Camille - Rebirth of the flesh
  12. Da bourgeoisie
  13. Boyfriend
  14. F.U.N.K.
  15. Xcogitate Jazz
  16. Purple House
  17. Hypnoparadise
  18. The most beautiful Girl in the world
  19. All my dreams
  20. God is alive
  21. I wonder 
  22. Screw driver 
  23. Medley of songs from 21 Nights at the O2 arena*
  24. Nothing Compares 2 U (feat. Rosie Gaines)



          Prince Rogers Nelson R.I.P.

            Prince Rogers Nelson   
          1958 - 2016  

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