Give The Drummer Some with Doug Schulkind Favoriting
Doug Schulkind's avatar View Doug Schulkind's profile Favoriting
Listen to the stream right now

On WFMU | 91.1, 90.1, 91.9 FM &
WFMU LIVE Audio Streams (Get help):   Pop-up  |  128k AAC  |  128k MP3  |  32k MP3

Friday 9am - Noon (EDT) | On WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio

Hear the show    in   Pop-up listen Pop-up player!

January 30, 2009 Favoriting
John Martyn is gone, as if into thin air
Add or read comments

Artist Selection Album    (Label / Recording date)
Theme Music:
Sarah Webster Fabio 
Jujus: Alchemy of the Blues   Favoriting Jujus: Alchemy of the Blues
(Folkways 1976)
ECD  In Tempo   Favoriting Major Force: The Original Art-Form
(Mo Wax 1990)

The Jubilees 

Moon River
(Listen: Pop-up)
Groovin' Reggae
(Deacon 1972)
Ken Boothe  Look What You Have Done   Favoriting

Black Gold & Green

(Trojan 1971-2)
The Blackstone Open the Gates   Favoriting Insight
(Burning Rockers 1979)
Al & the Vibrators  Move Up   Favoriting b/w Lonesome Lover
(Doctor Bird 1967)
Glen Brown  Save Our Nation   Favoriting Glen Brown & Friends: Rhythm Master,
Volume 1
(Hot Pot 1976)

Talkover Music:
The Mad Professor 
Fresh Air   Favoriting In the Red Zone
(Shanachie 1984)

Enrico Intra 

Classic Jazz
(Listen: Pop-up)
Jazz in Studio
(Schema 1962)

A 5   Favoriting Rules of Freedom
(Hot House 1967)
Noah Howard  New Arrival   Favoriting Live in Europe, Volume 1
(Sun 1975)
Bill Dixon  The Sirens   Favoriting November 1981
(Soul Note 1981)

Talkover Music:
Curtis Fuller 
The Spirit   Favoriting Crankin'
(Mainstream 1971)

Tommy McClennan 

Baby Don't You
Want to Go?
(Listen: Pop-up)
The Bluebird Recordings 1939-1942
(RCA Bluebird 1939)
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup  That's Your Red Wagon   Favoriting That's All Right Mama
(RCA Bluebird )
R.L. Burnside  Walkin' Blues   Favoriting First Recordings
(Fat Possum 1968)
Albert King  Crosscut Saw   Favoriting

Born Under a
Bad Sign

(Stax 1966)
Magic Sam  I Need You So Bad   Favoriting West Side Soul
(Delmark 1967)
Jimmy Wilson (feat. Lafayette Thomas)  Strangest Blues   Favoriting West Coast Guitar Killers 1952-1969, Volume 2
(El Segundo 1954)
Howlin' Wolf  Evil   Favoriting This Is Howlin' Wolf's New Album.
He Doesn't Like It. He Didn't Like
His Electric Guitar at First Either.
(Cadet 1969)

Talkover Music:
Glenn Lee 
Joyful Sounds   Favoriting Sacred Steel Instrumentals
(Arhoolie )

John Martyn 

Don't Want to Know
(Listen: Pop-up)
Solid Air
(Island 1973)

Laughing TIll Tomorow   Favoriting Pass the Distance
(Mushroom 1970)
The West Coast Pop Art
Experimental Band 
Transparent Day   Favoriting Part One
(Sundazed 1967)
The David  Another Day, Another Lifetime   Favoriting Another Day, Another Lifetime
(Jamie 1969)
John Martyn  Who's Grown Up Now   Favoriting London Conversation
(Island 1967)

Talkover Music:
Thai Elephant Orchestra 
Heavy Logs   Favoriting Thai Elephant Orchestra
(Mulatta 2000)


Papa Papai
(Listen: Pop-up)
Mushroom Ceremony of the Mazatec Indians of Mexico
(Folkways 1957)
Unidentified  Long Litany Inhaled and Exhaled During an Ordinary Service   Favoriting Tzotziles: Psalms, Stories and Music
(Sub Rosa )
Cuarteto Coculense  La Malagueña   Favoriting Mariachi Coculense
(Arhoolie 1908)
Miguel Aceves Mejia  Tu, Solo Tu   Favoriting

Cantares De Mexico

(RCA Victor 1950s)
Banda Musical Don Pepe  La Llorona   Favoriting Cuadernos de Mexico
(Winter & Winter 2004)
Latin Playboys  Viva la Raza   Favoriting Latin Playboys
(Slash 1994)

Talkover Music:
Nino Rota 
The Clowns (Part 2)   Favoriting The Clowns
(CAM 1970)

Dave "Diddle" Day 

Blue Moon Baby
(Listen: Pop-up)
Rock 'n' Roll Fee Bee
(Flyright 1957)
Bobby Louis  Cell of Love   Favoriting Capitol Rockabilly Originals
(Capitol 1959)
Charlie Feathers  WIld, WIld Party   Favoriting Rock-A-Billy: The Definitive Collection of Rare and Unissued Recordings 1954-1973
(Bear Family 1961)
Johnny Angel  The Fever   Favoriting Frigh'nin
(Buffalo Bop )

Glen Barber
Ice Water   Favoriting Rockin' Daddy
(Starday 1954)

Talkover Music:
Bobby Montez 
Kon-Tiki   Favoriting Jungle Fantastique!
(CuBop 1958)

Dr. Victor Olaiya 

Pariboto Riboto
(Listen: Pop-up)
In the Sixties
(Polydor 1965)
Tunde Nightingale  Jimmy Dabosa
Ade Johnson
Ojo Toro To Oaje
Oju To Lojo
My Juju   Favoriting

Original 'Owa Nbe'
Sound Volume 1

(TYC )
Central K. Jazz Band  Lala Salama   Favoriting Great Hits From Nairobi, Volume 2
(Sungara 1974)
Pamelo Mounk'a  L'Argent Apelle l'Argent   Favoriting L'Argent Apelle l'Argent
(Eddy'Son early 1980s)
Ondeno  Mayolye   Favoriting Ree's Debris
(Ponytone 1980)

Closing Theme:
John Lee Hooker 
Stand By   Favoriting I Feel Good
(Jewel 1971)

Listener comments!

  9:02am fishmonkeystew:

That drummer, give him some!
  9:06am Paul Sherratt:


Ok, if you insist !
  9:07am Bad Ronald:

Good morning folks!
  9:08am jam (ob)session:

Give the drummerdog some cupcaaaaakes!!
  9:10am Hugo:

I've been there!
  9:11am Drummer Some:

Mekong, you cong, we all cong!
  9:16am Hugo:

To have a Mekong (Thai brandy) on the banks of the Mekong is of course a must! If a Mekong is not within reach, there's always Singha beer. This was in the middle of the hot season. The hot season in Thailand is HOT!
  9:23am Parq:

Poor John M. What a sad story.
  9:26am Hugo:

Further info on the Mekhong (which is really a rice whiskey, not a brandy):
Fancy web site!
  9:27am Paul Sherratt:

Yep, drink sinks another.
Off to see Mary Gauthier tonight. Now that song of hers " I Drink " is a fine thing.
  9:30am Parq:

Paul, it's not just the drink. Nick Drake overdosed a month after Martyn's tribute, Martyn's second wife is already passed on, the guy lost a leg . . . whew, talk about suffering producing great art!
  9:32am Hugo:

Yes, sad news about JM, but not entirely unexpected.

Paul, enjoy your Mary. Saw her last year (and caught Robyn Hitchcock the same evening).
  9:40am Old Buzzard:

Tuned in Guatemala. Station listener since 1968, now living in Central America, still thoroughly enjoying it all. Thank you for the jazz, et al.
  9:40am Paul Sherratt:

You caught Robyn Hitchcock off Mary G ? Do you now have to wear those flowery shirts ?
  9:43am Drummer Some:

Hey hey Ol' Buzz,
Thanks for shoring up our Southern contingent!
  9:44am Parq:

Oh, b/t/w, Annie can't make it today; I promised I'd say hey for her.
  9:49am Hugo:

Paul, I forgot to bring my Indonesian batik shirt. Funny thing, I ran into Robyn a couple of days later on the street, and I thought he gave me a look. I wondered why. Possible explanation: I was wearing a WFMU T-shirt. Maybe I was just imagining things ...
  9:54am Nov. 1981:

  9:57am Paul Sherratt:


I know there's this struggling musician thing, but I didn't things werre THAT bad for old Robyn. Actually I once bumped in to him in a kitchen Again, I had one of my dogs with me, two maybe ... Robyn didn't seem that keen on them. Probably that old thing of performing with children and animals !
  9:58am Manny:

Rollerskating down Bergen St. in Brooklyn!
  9:59am Hugo:

The Robyn gig was quite all right. He had brought along John Paul Jones and in the audience there was an assortment of Fairports (who were also gigging in town). So, in the middle of the gig, up steps Dave Pegg and takes over the bass on a couple of songs. Fine contingent of senior British gentlemen there. A nice time was had by all!
  9:59am Andy:

Getting stoned in Ed Warren's basement during my senior year in glen ridge high school. it was as close as we could get to "escape". And I sheepishly admit: much much much too much grateful dead.
  10:01am Aston:

Come to think of it, in Nov. 1981 I'd just been implanted in my young mother's womb.
  10:01am Hugo:

Bergen St. is where it's at! Yessirree!
  10:11am SmokinJ:

Mornin' all! Friday feels good:)
  10:14am Rey Cruz:

a Junior at CCNY, many a weekend spent at Salsa clubs/discos
  10:14am Duncan:

The Delmark label is interesting, a mixture of electric blues and also early Anthony Braxton and other Chicagoans.
  10:15am Paul Sherratt:

The late, great Ivor Cutler, once said " Strange to think that young Andy was once inside your womb " to the BBC's currently resting DJ, Andy Kershaw's mother.

Poets ...
  10:18am Hugo:

Life in a Scotch sitting room, episode 439 ...
  10:27am Hugo:

"Scotland gets its brains from the herring," said Grandpa; and we all nodded our heads with complete incomprehension.

Now read on:
  10:27am Cecile:

Aw. that sucks about John Martyn.
  10:27am Hector:

God bless old John, craziest man on earth, but what music he leaves...
  10:32am Cecile:

Simon Finn - is he from NZ or Australia?
Mushroom was (is?) a big label down there and he shares a name with Split Enz and Crowded House dudes.
  10:33am Hugo:

Beverly Martyn is still with us, I believe. In 1970, they released an album called "The Road to Ruin". Ominous ...
  10:33am Hatch:

Neither Cecile, England,
  10:34am Matt:

I think Finn is British. If I remember correctly David Toop played on that record.
  10:35am Cecile:

Oh, ok. So there was another Mushroom records.
  10:37am Matt:

I recall seeing Finn with NNCK a few years back at a Mexican joint in WIlliamsburg. It was one of the most disorganized shows I've ever been to, but he was great.
  10:39am Hugo:

Indeed there was:
  10:39am Hatch:

He did another show the next year at Tonic (RIP) with Thurston Moore opening. A much more pleasant experience than the Mexican joint.
  10:42am Doug in DC:

So sad to hear about John Martyn. I was listening to Stormbringer just last week.
  10:43am Cecile:

Ok, I joked about ten years ago that British Folk was going to be the next underground fad. But, jeez, now it's happening. What do you think was the catalyst? I mean I've been listening to Steeleye Span and Pentangle and that ilk for a long time...
  10:44am Cecile:

and until now it seems like it's been relentlessly unhip...
  10:46am badbrains:

Bert Jansch on Drag City did it.
  10:49am Cecile:

Really? I didn't know he was on there! LOL!

shows how relentlessly unhip I am. ;)
  10:49am Cecile:

And I suppose the acceptance of John Fahey before his passing by the indie community probably helps smooth the waters for acoustic guitars.
  10:53am Hector:

Add a little help from Devendra an the rest recuperating Vashti Bunyan, Karen Dalton, and so on and you got the hype
  10:55am badbrains:

the Takoma "American Primitive" (::cringe:::) stuff has definitely seen a lot of attention, and seems to have inspired a revival of its' own with the likes of Jack Rose, James Blackshaw, etc.
  10:57am Paul Sherratt:

Ha !

Just re-located a Miguel Aceves Mejia collection in the loft, yesterday. Grand voice, even better hat.
  10:58am Drummer Some:

The reason you're hearing so much trad. Brit folk on this show right now is simple: I am finding a ton of it online.
  11:00am Cecile:

I'm happy to hear it!
I was hoping the revival would eventually come - and I can find tons of stuff that has been long out of print!

I'm riding this trend until the wheels fall off!
  11:01am badbrains:

Haha, Cheers Doug and Cecile!! ..and Everyone!
  11:06am Sean Daily:

Not even close to first comment! Woo hoo!
  11:09am Cecile:

oooh, how about the Coasters' Down in Mexico?
  11:11am Mark:

Happy Friday everyone... Sounding great as always Doug.
  11:15am Parq:

Does the cell of love have an exercise yard? 'Cile, everything comes back if you wait long enough. Remember that when one of the Bush twins runs for Congress.
  11:17am Cecile:

I know!
  11:22am Hugo:

What would we have done without those Bear Family sets? Expensive, but puts the definite into definiteness (or somethng) (got the Jean Shepard box "cheaply", as things go) ...
  11:52am Paul Sherratt:

Lovely set, Doug. And appreciated down a phone line by a vinyl history boy ...
  11:54am Hugo:

I've just "won" two Syliphone 70s albums on THAT auction site. There is something with that sound that came out of Guinea - a mix of vernacular traditions and latin and jazz - in my view among the best from Africa in the 70s or at any time for that matter ...
  8:29pm Rich Mervin:

Only caught a few minutes this morning around 9:00 - loved the dub & jazz, will make it a point to tune in on Fridays driving to work. Website was easy to see music played, even talkover - thanks!!! it makes a huge difference to someone who catches great tunes without paper and pencil. There is nothing more aggravating then to hear a great song and lose it in the well of ignorance. A few sting my heart even now....
Post a comment!
Email address
(optional, not public):
Your comment: (No HTML, please)
Back to top

Gaze lovingly at my other playlists Take a gander at the WFMU Homepage
See other artists I've played

RSS feeds for Give The Drummer Some with Doug Schulkind: RSSPlaylists feed | RSSMP3 archives feed


Generated by KenzoDB, written by Ken Garson