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Saturday December 18th, 2021 with Heavy Ben
In Memoriam - 2021 (Part 1 of 3)

Part one in the annual Heavy Friends series that pays respects to the departed. Part two airs January 1 Pictured: Pauline Anna Strom, who died in December 2020, missing last year's "in memoriam", and sadly the release in February 2021 of her first album of new material in 33 years. (photo credit: RVNG Intl.)
Hour One

The first 5 tracks are from musicians who passed in 2020. If you like the vibe of unearthed gems from the 1980s, check out the programs I did on Dutch label Music From Memory, including music from Richenel.
Rap Apocalypse
Richenel [Hubertus Richenel Baars sadly passed] - Perfect Stranger - Fetisj / Music From Memory - 2018 (rec. 1981)
Get Ready To Move
Reginald Haynes [sadly passed] - On Wings Of Love - Escort - 1986
Out Of The Blue / A Letter From Home About Sound And Consciousness [excerpt]
"Blue" Gene Tyranny [sadly passed] - Out Of The Blue - Lovely Music - 1978
Equatorial Sunrise
Pauline Anna Strom [sadly passed] - Angel Tears In Sunlight - Rvng Intl. - 2021
Deadnight Warrior
Children Of Bodom [Alexi Laiho sadly passed] - Something Wild - Spinefarm - 1997
It's Gonna Be Alright
Gerry & The Pacemakers [Gerry Marsden sadly passed] - Ferry Cross The Mersey - United Artists - 1965
Again Comes The Rising Of The Sun
Albert Ayler [Bobby Few sadly passed] - The Last Album - Impulse! - 1971 (rec. 1969)
Apricot Brandy
Rhinoceros [Michael Fonfara sadly passed] - Rhinoceros - Elektra - 1968 Canadian
When We Party (Uptown, Downtown)
Jay W. McGee [sadly passed] - 12" - Ensign - 1982 Canadian
Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra [Howard Johnson sadly passed] - Liberation Music Orchestra - Impulse! - 1970
Silver River
Shingoose [Curtis Jonnie sadly passed] - 7" / Native North America - Native Council Of Canada / Light In The Attic - 1975 / 2014 Canadian
Where Is My Mind
Vanilla Fudge [Tim Bogert sadly passed] - 7" - ATCO - 1968
Bad Girl
New York Dolls [Sylvain Sylvain sadly passed] - New York Dolls - Mercury - 1973
Message II (Survival)
Melle Mel & Duke Bootee [sadly passed] - 12" - Sugar Hill - 1982
Don't Cha Hear Me Callin' To Ya
Junior Mance [sadly passed] - With A Lotta Help From My Friends - Atlantic - 1970
Oh Jah
Yvonne Sterling [sadly passed] - 7" - S & S - 1978
Everything Stops For Tea
News From The Shed / John Butcher, Phil Durrant, Paul Lovens, Radu Malfatti, John Russell [sadly passed] - News From The Shed - Acta - 1989
Hour Two
Janet Lawson [sadly passed] - 7" - United Artists - 1970
Rythme Douda
Guem [Abdelmadjid Guemguem sadly passed] - Les Percussions Africaines - Le Chant Du Monde - 1973
Dyambo (Dee-Yambo) "Weary Day Is Over"
Hugh Masekela & The Union Of South Africa [Jonas Gwangwa sadly passed] - 7" - Chisa - 1971
The Animals [Hilton Valentine sadly passed] - 7" - Columbia - 1966
Bipp (Autchre mx)
SOPHIE [Sophie Xeon sadly passed] - (single) - Numbers. - 2021 (original version 2013)
Stay Home
People Under The Stairs [Michael Turner aka. Double K sadly passed] - Question In The Form Of An Answer - OM - 2000
Keep On Keeping On
Nolan Porter [sadly passed] - 7" - Lizard - 1971
The Captain, Maria, The Children And Chorus [Christopher Plummer sadly passed] - The Sound Of Music - RCA Victor - 1965 Canadian
Johnny Raven
The Supremes [Mary Wilson sadly passed] - Touch - Motown - 1971
Return To Forever
Chick Corea [sadly passed] - Return To Forever - ECM - 1972
Casimodo Tango
Ghédalia Tazartès (Ghedalia Tazartes) [sadly passed] - Diasporas - Cobalt - 1979
Milford Graves [sadly passed] - Bäbi (Babi) - IPS - 1977
36 seconds of free jazz drummer Milford Graves is probably enough for some listeners. If you are ready for more, check out the 2-hour profile I presented on In A Mellow Tone in March 2021.
Tin-Essako (Live)
Tinariwen [Mohamed ag Itlal 'Japonais' sadly passed] - The Radio Tisdas Sessions - Wayward - 2001
Pacheco Y El Conde [Johnny Pacheco sadly passed] - Los Compadres - Fania - 1971
Dreadlocks Dread
U-Roy [Ewart Beckford sadly passed] - Dread In A Babylon - Virgin - 1975
Gene Summers [sadly passed] - Songs The Cramps Taught Us Volume 6 - Cato - 2016 (rec. 1961)
L'Amour A 3 / Liebe Zu Dritt
Stereo Total [Françoise Cactus / Françoise van Hove sadly passed] - Musique Automatique - Bungalow - 2001
Human Beatbox
Fat Boys [Prince Markie Dee / Mark Morales sadly passed] - Fat Boys - Sutra - 1984
Meek Warrior
Akron/Family [Miles Seaton sadly passed] - Meek Warrior - Young God - 2006
Afro Mood
Chris Ajilo [sadly passed] And His Cubanos - Highlife On The Move (Selected Nigerian & Ghanaian Recordings From London & Lagos - 1954-66) - Soundway - 2015 (rec. circa 1960)
Variazione I
Osanna [Danilo Rustici sadly passed] - Preludio Tema Variazioni Canzona - Fonit - 1972
Remember My Name
Ian North [sadly passed] - My Girlfriend's Dead - Cachalot - 1981
Dream Land (Dreamland)
Bunny Wailer [sadly passed, as did Robbie Shakespeare] - Blackheart Man - Island - 1976
Junior Smith dedicated a full show of Reggae In The Fields to Bunny Wailer.
"Their appeal is becomig more selective"
Ian Faith, manager of Spinal Tap [Tony Hendra sadly passed] - This Is Spinal Tap - Embassy Pictures - 1984
This is the end of the FM broadcast and live-stream.

Hour Three - bonus content available "on demand" (click LISTEN NOW at the top-left of the page for the full show).
Favorite Sweater
Y Pants [Barbara Ess sadly passed] - Little Music - 99 Records - 1980
Grupa San [Sanja Ilić sadly passed] - 7" - Studio B - 1974
Franco et Josky Kiambukuta [sadly passed] du T.P.O.K. Jazz - Tout Feu Tout Flamme - Choc - 1983
Revel In Flesh
Entombed [Lars-Göran Petrov sadly passed] - Left Hand Path - Earache - 1990
Angwora Steps
Mkwaju Ensemble [Shuichi Murakami aka "Ponta" sadly passed] - Ki-Motion - Better Days - 1981
Elcserélt Fejek (Confused Heads) [excerpt]
Gonda Sextet [János Gonda sadly passed] - Sámánének - Pepita - 1976
Rockabilly Music
Ray Campi [sadly passed] & His Rockabilly Rebels - Rockabilly Music - Rollin' Rock - 1980
Univers Zero [Roger Trigaux sadly passed] - Univers Zero (Zéro) / 1313 - Eric Faes / Atem - 1977
Billy Green (Producer) [Doug Parkinson sadly passed] - Stone OST - Warner / Finders Keepers - 1974 / 2010
Freddie Redd [sadly passed] - Introducing.... - Prestige - 1955
Herbie Hancock & the Headhunters [Paul Jackson sadly passed] - Man-Child - Columbia - 1975
Constance Demby [sadly passed] - At Alaron - Live Concert Recording - Gandarva - 1984
I Found Love
Merryweather [Neil Merryweather sadly passed] - Word Of Mouth - Capitol - 1969 Canadian
Rodion G.A. [Rodion-Ladislau Roșca sadly passed] - The Lost Tapes - Strut - 2013 (rec. circa 1978-83)
Tonto's Expanding Head Band [Malcolm Cecil sadly passed] - Zero Time - Embryo - 1971
Interactive CKCU
Ben Armstrong (host)
Welcome to episode one of "who died this year". Fasten your seatbelts, it's quite a sonic trip.

8:01 PM, December 18th, 2021
Thanks Ben, a great way to remember some of the amazing talent we lost. I'm sure you will have them in later shows but I was saddened to lose some musicians I was quite fond of, like Pat Fish & Darrell Bath & Mike Nesmith

8:16 PM, December 18th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
Hi Wally, yeah we'll have some Jazz Butcher coming up for sure. I read about Darrell Bath, but am not that familiar with the later period UK Subs. Wonder if you knew him for his work with Nikki Sudden and Dave Kusworth?

8:34 PM, December 18th, 2021
Cool Shingoose track.

8:39 PM, December 18th, 2021
Yes I first heard Darrell when he worked with Nikki and Dave but he also released a few solo albums of which I have heard a few of them

8:43 PM, December 18th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
Hi Chris. For sure, and it was great to see Shingoose / Curtis Jonnie (and others who were still alive) get some decades overdue recognition with the "Native North America" comp.

8:54 PM, December 18th, 2021
Also did you know that Paul Humphrey from the Toronto band Blue Peter passed away? I saw them support The Jam when they played in Ottawa in the 80's

8:59 PM, December 18th, 2021
Enjoying so many of the songs tonight, that Janet Lawson song was pretty cool 👌

9:09 PM, December 18th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
Thanks Wally! Cool that you saw Blue Peter perform live. We'll hear from them in episode two...

9:16 PM, December 18th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
I saw Chick Corea play at Barrymore's, I think when I was in my late teens. Don't recall how we got in. Maybe it was an all ages show. One of the first memorable jazz shows that left an impression decades later...

9:27 PM, December 18th, 2021
Yes seeing Chick Corea play live would be something to remember.

9:31 PM, December 18th, 2021
Wally, is that the same Paul Humphrey who led the Cool Aid Chemists?

9:36 PM, December 18th, 2021
Hi Chris, that was a different Paul Humphrey, the one in the Cool Aid Chemists was a bit older

9:43 PM, December 18th, 2021
Great tributes you are giving tonight. Thanks for putting this together.

9:44 PM, December 18th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
That's right party people it's the human beat box

9:45 PM, December 18th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
Hey thanks DJR

9:47 PM, December 18th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
Eeesh, another band that I saw at Barrymore's... Akron/Family. This is sad on many fronts. Our lack of good venues in Ottawa is depressing.

9:49 PM, December 18th, 2021
Just saying hi

9:58 PM, December 18th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
Thanks for listening! If you're on FM or streaming live, you can hear the extra content by clicking LISTEN NOW at the top of the page.

9:59 PM, December 18th, 2021
thanks Ben.

9:59 PM, December 18th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
Hi M!

10:00 PM, December 18th, 2021
Thanks Ben!

10:01 PM, December 18th, 2021