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Saturday December 24th, 2022 with Heavy Ben
In Memoriam - 2022 (Part 1 of 3)

Part one in the annual Heavy Friends series that pays respects to the departed. Part two January 7 Part three January 21 Pictured: Margo Guryan, reminding us "don't you forget about me". We missed her passing in November 2021. Check out the excellent collection "29 Demos" (hardly "demos"... these are little baroque masterpieces) that reveals a world of remarkable music hitherto unheard.
Hour one

The first five tracks are by musicians whose deaths in 2021 were not known when we produced last year's shows.
You're Doing It
Margie Evans [sadly passed] - 7" - United Artists - 1973
Cosmic Blast
Captain Rock [Ronald Wayne Greene sadly passed] - 12" - NIA - 1984
The 8:17 Northbound Success Merry-Go-Round
Margo Guryan [sadly passed] - 29 Demos - Modern Harmonic - 2015 [rec. 1968]
Karim Oullet [sadly passed] - Fox - Abuzive Muzik - 2013 Canadian
View From Paddy's Head
Tim Cohoon, Joe Sealy, Don Palmer, Skip Beckwith [Don Palmer sadly passed] - Sailin' Home - Solar Records - 1976 Canadian
We begin in January 2022 and present chronologically
Alice in My Fantasies
Funkadelic [Calvin Simon sadly passed] - Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On - Westbound - 1974
Clive Zanda [sadly passed] - Clive Zanda Is Here With "Dat Kinda Ting" Calypsojazz Innovations - Gayap Productions - 1975
For Love & Money
Harpdog Brown [sadly passed] - For Love & Money - Dog House Records - 2019 Canadian
Gotta See Jane
R. Dean Taylor [sadly passed] - 7" - Tamla Motown - 1968 Canadian
Klang Yok (Flirting or Teasing)
ศรเพชร ศรสุพรรณ Sornpetch Sornsupan [sadly passed] - Siamese Soul - Thai Pop Spectacular Vol.2 1960s - 1980s - Chai Charoen - 1970s / Sublime Frequencies - 2009
Severed Heads [Garry Bradbury sadly passed] - Dead Eyes Opened - Ink Records - 1984
Elements Of Life
Khan Jamal [sadly passed] - Thinking Of You - Storyville - 1987
Be My Baby
The Ronettes [Ronnie Spector / Veronica Bennett sadly passed] - ...Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica - Philles Records - 1964
Budgie [Burke Shelley sadly passed] - Squawk - Kapp, MCA - 1972
ดิ๊ง ดิ๊ง ด่อง Ding Ding Dong
ไวพจน์ เพชรสุพรรณ Waipod Phetsuphan [sadly passed] - ดิ๊ง ดิ๊ง ด่อง / The Sound Of Siam (Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz & Molam In Thailand 1964-1975) - แผ่นเสียงตราหมวก - 1970s / Soundway - 2010
Pars XI
Johannes Bauer, Annick Nozati, Fred Van Hove [Fred Van Hove sadly passed] - Organo Pleno - FMP - 1993
On The Corner
Miles Davis [Badal Roy sadly passed] - On The Corner - Columbia - 1972
For more on Badal Roy's fascinating resume, check out Bijon Roy's Sunday Night Mind Melt
Michael Jones [sadly passed] - Pianoscapes (Michael's Music) - Pianoscapes, Narada Lotus - 1982 Canadian
O Que Vem de Baixo Não Me Atinge
Elza Soares & Roberto Ribeiro [Elza Soares sadly passed] - Sangue, Suor e Raça - Odeon - 1972
Devil Comin' [single edit]
Trifle [Pat King sadly passed] - First Meeting - Dawn - 1971
Get It
Jimmie Johnson & The Lucky Hearts [Jimmy Johnson sadly passed] - 7" - Stuff Records - 1960s
Jimmie Johnson died at the age of 93, six days before his brother Syl died at 85

For more on these Brothers Johnson, see John Tackabery's Black & Blues show
Hour two
Skylark [Donny Gerrard sadly passed] - Skylark - Capitol - 1972 Canadian
Can You Tell
Gary Puckett & the Union Gap [Kerry Chater sadly passed] - Incredible - Columbia - 1968 Canadian
Concrete Reservation
Syl Johnson [sadly passed] - Is It Because I'm Black - Twinight - 1970
हमारे सिवाए तुम्हारे Hamare Siwae Tumhare
Kishore Kumar & Lata Mangeshkar [Lata Mangeshkar sadly passed] - Apradh - Odeon - 1972
Zbigniew Namysłowski [Zbigniew Namyslowski sadly passed] - Winobranie - Polskie Nagrania Muza - 1973
I Talk To The Wind
King Crimson [Ian McDonald sadly passed] - In The Court Of The Crimson King - Atlantic - 1969
Don't Call Her No Tramp
Betty Davis [sadly passed] - They Say I'm Different - Just Sunshine Records - 1974
Candace on Candy Shop offered a few deep dives on the singular Betty Davis
Let There Be Drums
Sandy Nelson [sadly passed] - Let There Be Drums - Imperial - 1961
Guest House
Bappi Lahiri & Preeti Sagar [Bappi Lahiri sadly passed] - 7" - His Master's Voice - 1981
For more on Bappi Lahiri, check out Baljit Nagpal's episode of Aap Ki Farmaish
Comme J'ai Toujours Envie D'aimer
Marc Hamilton [sadly passed] - Marc Hamilton - Trans-Canada - 1970 Canadian
Northumberland West
The Sadies [Dallas Good sadly passed] - Favourite Colours - Yep Roc Records - 2004
The Sadies got a lotta love on CKCU including Ray Harris & Lefty on Friday Nite Truck Stop

... and Corrie on Vanishing Point
Let's Go Let's Go Away
Wipers [Sam Henry sadly passed] - Is This Real? - Park Avenue Records - 1980
Screaming Trees [Mark Lanegan sadly passed] - Sweet Oblivion - Epic - 1992
Steve Kirkland took over Heavy Friends for two hours of song from Mark Lanegan
Nils Lindberg [sadly passed] - Trisection - Columbia, Capitol - 1963
The Sound Of The Suburbs
The Members [Nick Tesco sadly passed] - At The Chelsea Nightclub - Virgin - 1979
Rastaman Rising
Denroy Morgan [sadly passed] - I'll Do Anything For You - Becket - 1981
My Life
Noriko Miyamoto With Isao Suzuki [Isao Suzuki sadly passed] - Push - Yupiteru Records - 1978
This is the end of the FM broadcast and live-stream.

Hour three is bonus content available "on demand" (click LISTEN NOW at the top-left of the page for the full show)
Pau Riba Acompanyat Per OM - Kithou [Pau Riba sadly passed] - Dioptria - Concentric - 1969
Dick Podolor [sadly passed] - 7" - Radio Record Co. - 1958
Incassum, Casio
Philip Jeck [sadly passed] - Loopholes - Touch - 1995
Why Can't We Live Together
Timmy Thomas [sadly passed] - Why Can't We Live Together - Glades - 1972
Heavy Ben explored the lesser know side of Timmy Thomas on Chance Meeting when he turned 76 in 2020. Today we're playing with Thomas' only hit, as odd as it is sonically, yet with a strong message.
Lonely Girl
Eric Mercury And The Soul Searchers [Eric Mercury sadly passed] - 7" - SAC - 1968 Canadian
The Wailers [Ian Winter aka Natty Wailer sadly passed] - 7" - Tuff Gong - 1976
Save The Children [excerpt], God Is Love, Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
Marvin Gaye [Joe Messina sadly passed] - What's Going On - Motown - 1971
Perhaps fittingly, this is Joe Messina's first appearance on a CKCU playsheet. Can you name a musician whose recordings have sold tens of millions of copies without credit? How about James Jamerson!? That was Motown, who stilfled the recognition of their musicians. Messina was the "white brother with soul", one of the most prolific guitarists in Motown Records' in-house studio band, the Funk Brothers.
Dennis González, João Paulo [Dennis Gonzalez sadly passed] - So Soft Yet - Clean Feed - 2011
Know Your Product
The Saints [Chris Bailey sadly passed] - Eternally Yours - Harvest - 1978
Check out Rioting Renny's profile of Chris Bailey and The Saints on Renny's Riot
Monsieur Allard
Ornette Coleman [Charnett Moffett sadly passed] - Sound Museum - Three Women - Harmolodic, Verve - 1996
Supercalafagalistickespeealadojus (The Super Song)
Alan Holmes and His New Tones [Gloria Parker sadly passed] - 10" - Columbia - 1949
The original "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" was written in 1949 by Gloria Parker (sometimes credited as Patricia Smith). Walt Disney corporation was sued for using the word for the famous song in Mary Poppins in 1964, and somehow won (i.e defended themselves in court), claiming that the word supercalafagalistickespeealadojus "existed in the oral tradition". With respect to Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, Disney can stick it. Something quite atrocious, indeed!
In The Middle
Orlando Julius With The Heliocentrics [Orlando Julius sadly passed] - Jaiyede Afro - Strut - 2014
For a two hour tour of Orlando Julius, listen to Trevor Walker's Friday Drive
Le Jardin De Barbican [excerpt]
Mira Calix [sadly passed] - 3 Commissions - Warp - 2004
Bill Bourne feat. Eivør Pálsdóttir [Bill Bourne sadly passed] - Boon Tang - Beach House Records - 2006 Canadian
Interactive CKCU
Merry Christmas Ben !

8:08 PM, December 24th, 2022
Merry Christmas from Montreal! Wish we were at Weatherwood!

8:17 PM, December 24th, 2022
Heavy Ben
Best to you Regis

8:31 PM, December 24th, 2022
Heavy Ben
Hey Dandy too bad the roads did not cooperate. A bientot

8:34 PM, December 24th, 2022
really, thanks for engaging us your heaviness!

8:40 PM, December 24th, 2022
Heavy Ben
thanks mikep for your ears and comment

8:50 PM, December 24th, 2022
Heavy Ben
Video for enhanced experience of Hamare Siwae Tumhare

9:12 PM, December 24th, 2022
Oh ya! Power On! Tuned up! Merry, merry!!¶;-)

9:38 PM, December 24th, 2022
Heavy Ben
A merry one to you hillbilly

9:45 PM, December 24th, 2022
Merry Christmas to the Heavy Friends! Thanks HB!

9:53 PM, December 24th, 2022
Heavy Ben
And to you DJR & fam. Catch you next week on the split shift

10:13 PM, December 24th, 2022
Heavy Ben
Thanks all for tuning in. Reminder to click LISTEN NOW to hear the bonus 3rd hour for more Heavy Friends. Part two in a few weeks....

10:15 PM, December 24th, 2022
The obit for Sandy Nelson that I read included this: when asked later in life what he did with all the $$$ he made, he said "I spent most of it on whiskey and women, the rest I just wasted"

11:12 AM, December 25th, 2022
Ben Armstrong (host)
Thanks for the comment Bruce. I wondered who said that, as there are variations including similar quotes from Tug McGraw and George Best. Great career from Sandy Nelson, nonetheless.

3:50 PM, December 28th, 2022