Friday, February 1, 2013

Ear Candle Radio's Top 20 for January 2013

The first month of the new year was a busy one, with much work, not much posting, but a great surge of listeners to Ear Candle Radio! The chart toppers include: a rare full-length version of "Spare Chaynge" that has since been scrubbed from the internet, but is a fascinating glimpse into a group of improvising minds; a new track from Cryptohelix, the new project of Phil Lollar, formerly of mid-80s San Francisco punk band MJB; a Mountain Goats song with one of the most sumptuous horn riffs I've heard in years; tributes to the recently fallen (Fontella Bass fronting the Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Ray Collins fronting the Mothers Of Invention); a playful dub jam from our own Granite Countertops; and so much more! Join the fun here.

1. The Pretty Things - There Will Never Be Another Day - Emotions
2. Slim Gaillard - Dunkin' Bagel - Vout For Voutoreenees
3. Jefferson Airplane - Spare Chaynge (Complete) - The After Bathing At Baxters Sessions
4. Cryptohelix - Sun Sets On Empire - Cryptohelix
5. Tarnation - Burn Again - Gentle Creatures
6. The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth - Transcendental Youth
7. The Art Ensemble of Chicago with Fontella Bass - Theme De Yoyo - Les Stances a Sophie
8. Robert Wyatt - Sea Song - Rock Bottom
9. Patti Smith - Tarkovsky (The Second Stop Is Jupiter) - Banga
10. The Lijadu Sisters - Life's Gone Down Low - The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia In 1970s Nigeria
11. Jah Wobble & Keith Levene - Understand Dub - Yin & Yang
12. The Granite Countertops - Picking A Fight - Crashing Into The Future
13. Go Team - Bikini Twilight - Go Team 7" Vinyl
14. David Bowie - Fantastic Voyage - Lodger
15. Rufus Thomas - Itch And Scratch (Part 1) - The Funkiest Man Alive: The Stax Funk Sessions 1967-1975
16. Roger Ruskin Spear - Make Yourself A Happiness Pie - Electric Shocks +
17. They Might Be Giants - The Bloodmobile - Here Comes Science
18. LaVern Baker - Jim Dandy - Soul on Fire: The Best of LaVern Baker
19. The Mothers Of Invention - You Didn't Try To Call Me - The MOFO Project_Object
20. Jon Langford & Skull Orchard - Flag of Triumph - Old Devils

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