See below for link to play list. This program begins with tracks from the film, "Up in the Air" and includes a 1971 demo by Graham Nash, and intriguing version of "This Land is Your Land" by Sharon Jones & Dap-Kings (used in opening credits) and Dan Auerbach's (aka Black Keys lead) "Goin' Home." Soon, thereafter, you'll hear Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam's recently released CD, Backspacer.
In the classic '70s rock set, your musical sensibilities will be enticed with some of DJ Andy Bargerstock's favorite fringe tunes including Harvey "The Snake" Mandel's (photo left) "One Way Street", Peter Green's "I Can't Help Myself", and Deep Purple's "The Shield." If you recognize these tracks by name, you hung out in all the right places back then, or you have been a loyal listener on our show, Fringe Toast.
SEE BELOW FOR PLAYLIST LINK. On this week's show, DJ Andy Bargerstock offers two new concoctions from his musical library. You will hear two 3-song mixes based on classic songs: "Dreams" by Allman Brothers (photo) and "Variations on a Theme by Erik Satie" by Blood Sweat & Tears. Tune in early to hear!
After opening tracks from Minnie Riperton and Norah Jones, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood (photos) lay down the classic Blind Faith ballad, "Can't Find My Way Home" from Feb. 2009 concert at Madison Square Garden. Oh, you don't want to miss this session! As the night unfolds, Morcheeba (UK's downtempo trip-hop pioneers) charm us with three tracks from 2008 "Dive Deep" CD.
(See Playlist link at bottom) After opening piece "Father and Daughter" by Paul Simon, legendary guitarist Peter Frampton (photo left) offers his cover of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" recorded in 2003. Sublime interpretation! As the night unfolds in delicious spendor, your ears will delight with aural flavors from Lisa Hannigan, Mazzy Star featuring Hope Sandoval (photo), Hem, Madeleine Peyroux, and Marc Cohn. You will hear new tracks from LA-based singer-songwriter simply known as AM. Natalie Merchant will take the stage in the second hour with tracks from her 1998 Ophelia CD. Along the way, alternative indie bands share their scintillating creativity.
See below for playlist link! The Golden Era Set early in the first hour features UK's Wishbone Ash (photo left), one of the major innovators in the 1970s with twin-harmony lead guitars. On this night you will hear some of their finest from the 1971 Pilgrimage LP. After the GE Set, DJ Andy Bargerstock will take us on a trip to France with new tracks from three very cool bands: Air, Maya de Luna, and Lonah, dripping with that exotic blend of female vocals, acoustic and electronic elements.... perfectly suited to the Fringe Toast scene. Last track of the evening comes from Tonto's Expanding Head Band's "Zero Time" LP from 1971 with "Riversong" track. See circular photo of the duo, Robert Margouleff and Malcolm Cecil from their Zero Time album cover. This innovative Indian influence cosmically-flavored lyrical electronic piece demonstrated to musicians of the day the possibilities for synthesized music. Tama Star sings through a Moog synthesizer sounding like an instrument herself. Stevie Wonder labeled Zero Time as one of the most important LPs of all-time.
Shortly after Tonto's Expanding Head Band introduced synthesizers to rock music in 1971, Alvin Lee and Ten Years After (photo left), experimented with acoustic-electronic arrangements. In this week's show, DJ Andy Bargerstock features TYA music from 1971 LP, A Space in Time. From the same era, Savoy Brown (photo right) will feature two tracks with Chris Youlden's vocals from 1970 LP, Raw Sienna. These two LPs display amazing creative flow and sophistication. Tune in early to join the jam.
Lots of new FT artists this week. Anchor spots held by Massive Attack and Bird York (photos). UK's Massive Attack, generally credited as one of the inspirational bands for trip hop style of downtempo music, offers "Pray for Rain", a haunting 7-minute track that really takes off musically about half-way through. In the other hand, Bird York, actress and sometimes singer-songwriter will perform "Had a Dream" from her CD, Wicked Little High -- one of DJ Andy Bargerstock's personal favorites that will get you dancing and singing.
Highlighted band of the week, Buddahead (photo), features Iranian-born Raman Kia with distinctively polished alternative music stylizing from their 2004 and 2008 CDs. Listen early to catch this cool band from New York. Female artist of the week, Cat Power (photo), hails from Atlanta known for her minimalist style and breathy vocals.
Enjoy DJ Andy Bargerstock's best musical discoveries. From more than 1000 songs played on Fringe Toast during the past 12 months, you will hear DJ Andy's favorite tracks this week and next. If you heard about the Woodstock Tribute Concert, you will definitely want to hear the next wave of incredible musical talent that lurks behind the scenes around the world.
Fringe Toast beckons you to hear rarely-heard music that resonates with the lost chord, the tone that stimulates endorphins in your brain. Bliss swells with delight on this night as you hear the sonic vibes from Morcheeba (photo), Max Sedgley and DJ Krush (see last week's blog photo),and DJ Lopo. When the ladies sweep across the stage, you ears will tickle with whispers whispfully delivered by Amy McDonald (22 yr old Scottish lass), Meg Hutchinson (coming to FF someday, I promise), Imogen Heap (UK's phenom composer-artist), Deb Talan (lead from The Weepies), Laura Veirs, Keren Ann (photo), and Lisa Germano.The last track of the evening is dedicated to Laurie Stokes who loves the track played, "Wash", by Numatic Soul. It's a groove that will take you higher.
Come on! If you miss this program, you will be kicking yourself as much as those who missed the Woodstock Tribute Concert music and the scintillating wit and repartee from Chris Busch and Andy Bargerstock! Mark it. Listen with a friend.... or come to the studio and enjoy it with DJ Andy. Playlist posted.