Thanks for Listening

I started Adult Listening to give myself a bit of a respite from Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio, my other podcast. As it turns out, I was actually at a point where I needed to retreat to the longtime comfort of being a music consumer, rather than constantly trying to prove my curation mettle.

That’s my briefly explanatory paragraph to thank anyone who’d listened to the mere five show I threw together, and to let them – and you – know that I’ve closed up shop here. The shows are all available on Mixcloud for your listening pleasure. Thankfully there are dozens of other phenomenal online shows who mine similar territory! Check them out on Mixcloud and elsewhere, and thanks again. – JAY

Adult Listening #5

Lost troubadours, barroom hustlers, ass shakers, lonesome strummers – it’s what makes up an Adult Listening episode, and it forms the bedrock of Adult Listening #5. You’ll hear everything from Dick Curless to Connie Converse to Maxine Funke to Spyder Turner to the Fruit Jar Guzzlers, with a healthy quotient of new material from the aforementioned Funke, along with Fiver and the Atlantic School of Spontaneous Composition, Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams and more.

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Get it in loads of other places here.

Track listing:

CONNIE CONVERSE – John Brady
THE GLADIATORS – Sweet Soul Music
LEE HAZLEWOOD – Forget Marie
DICK CURLESS – Loser’s Cocktail
SUSAN CHRISTIE – Paint a Lady
SAMMI SMITH – Never Been To Spain
MAXINE FUNKE – Anzac Day
EMILY FAIRLIGHT – Body Below
FIVER WITH THE ATLANTIC SCHOOL OF SPONTANEOUS COMPOSITION – Sick Gladiola
KACY & CLAYTON and MARLON WILLIAMS – Plastic Bouquet
SPYDER TURNER – Ride in My 225
MONK HIGGINS & THE SATELLITE’S – Mister Luckee
HENSON CARGILL – Skip a Rope
JIM ED BROWN – Barroom Pal, Goodtime Gals
ALTON ELLIS – Dance Crasher
SON HOUSE – Dry Spell Blues Pt. 1
FRUIT JAR GUZZLERS – Stack-o-Lee
HARRIS NEWMAN – Opera House Stomp

Adult Listening #4

An hour of Canadian cosmic Americana, tortured Australian torch songs, classic country, solo instrumental guitar, early 60s soul, Rhode Island ghost folk and much more. It’s music for discerning adults who can handle all of it – because they’re adults. 

Stream Adult Listening #4 at Mixcloud.

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Download Adult Listening #4 on Apple Podcasts.

Listen to it in a bunch of other places as well.

Track listing:

KACY & CLAYTON and MARLON WILLIAMS – Light of Love
ESTHER ROSE – Keeps Me Running
BELLE PLAINE – Taxes and Death and You
GRACE CUMMINGS – Sleep
CORY HANSON – Angeles
COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS – Old Flowers
BARRY WALKER JR. – Derr of the Schwann (Break of the Dawn)
KAREN DALTON – Reason To Believe
FIVER – Train Leaves Here This Morning
THE BYRDS – You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
ALLYSEN CALLERY – November Man
TOWNES VAN ZANDT – Rex’s Blues
CONNIE SMITH – If I Talk To Him
IKE & TINA TURNER – I Idolize You
GWENIFER RAYMOND – Hell for Certain
NEIL YOUNG – Vacancy

Adult Listening #3

Rooted almost entirely in the 20th century, Adult Listening episode #3 is a selection of music for discerning adults who recognize true quality when they hear it. You’ll hear mature sounds from the likes of Loretta Lynn (pictured), Skip James, Fela Kuti & Africa ’70, Furry Lewis, Susan Christie and much more. 78rpm treasures, country barnburners, African floor-stompers, glassy-eyed folk beauties and more.

Stream Adult Listening #3 on Mixcloud.

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Listen to it in a bunch of places as well.

THE GLADIATORS – Chatty Chatty Mouth
FURRY LEWIS – Kassie Jones, Pt. 1 and Pt. 2
SUSAN CHRISTIE – Rainy Day
SHIDE & ACORN – Eleanor’s Song
SKIP JAMES – Drunken Spree
KITSOS HARISIADIS – Delvino kai Tsamourgia
JOHNNY BLAINE – Pop-Top Cans
AL LOWDEN – I’ll Never Be a Lawyer
BERNIE WALDON – Bright Lights and Go-Go Girls
LORETTA LYNN – Hello Darlin’
ART NEVILLE – Little Girl From The Candy Store
TIMMY THOMAS – Rainbow Power
GIRMA BEYENE – Yebeqagnal
FELA KUTI & AFRIKA ‘70 – Zombie
BARRY WALKER JR. – Trinity Payload

Adult Listening #2

One episode is a lark – two episodes is a trend, folks – and ADULT LISTENING #2 returns a week after the first episode with more eclectic and raw sounds for discerning adults. Of special note this time are Greek rembetikas, South Texas polkas, scratched-up 78rpm blues, 21st century solo guitar wizardry, 60s & 70s country music, howling gospel and much more.

(It’s currently on Mixcloud)

Track listing:

JENNIFER CASTLE – Theory Rest
REVEREND CHARLIE JACKSON – God’s Got It
CAROL JONES – Problem Child
TWO FRIENDS – Family Reunion
U-ROY – Wake The Town
MARKOS VAMVAKARIS – O Isivitas (The Lifer)
PENNSYLVENIJOS ANGLEKASEI – Butkiskiu Polka
FAT KNUCKLE FREDDY – The Archangels
C JOYNES – Angelina Baker
DOCK BOGGS – Pretty Polly
MARGIE BOWES – Big City
JERRY JEFF WALKER – I’m Gonna Tell On You
FREEZONE – Indian Squaw Blues
SALTY DOG SAM – Lonesome Road
SEXTETO BOLONA – Aurora En Pekin (Daybreak in Peking)
HERMANOS SILVA – El Caminito
ORCHESTRE POLY-RYTHMO DE COTONOU – Sé Wé Non Nan

Adult Listening #1

A new year, a new spin-off podcast for Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio. This one’s gonna stick! It’s got the smarmy title of ADULT LISTENING. The whole idea behind this program stems from a lifetime of music collecting and accumulation that spans a dozen different genres, none of which fits all that well together – but baby, we’re going to make it work.

I want this show to focus on everything from instrumental guitar to 78rpm records from 1920s Greece to R&B to Cambodian pop to rocksteady to deep country & blues, African, and whatever else I think we all should listen to together. Mostly older, but some newer. All phenomenal music for adults to enjoy.

Stream Adult Listing #1 on Mixcloud.

Track listing:

DERRICK MORGAN – Forward March
JENKS “TEX” CARMAN – Hillbilly Hula
WILLIE NELSON – Me & Paul
LYDIA MENDOZA – Mal Hombre
LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS – Tim Moore’s Farm
CHARLEY PATTON – High Water Everywhere
PENNY & THE QUARTERS – You and Me
JOE SIMON – Someone To Give My Love To
HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER – Call Him Daylight
ROS SEREYSOTHEA – I Want To Shout
NAFTULE BRANDWEIN – Freit Sich, Yiddelach (Be Happy, Jews)
ROB NOYES – Cheap Gold
GWENIFER RAYMOND – The Three Deaths of Red Spectre
MAMMAN SANI – Samari Da Yan Matan
LAL & MIKE WATERSON – Bright Phoebus