#431 – July 25, 2012 Playlist

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hidden Pictures + Voler’s Lucid + DJ Fat Sal

1. Cornershop – “Solid Gold”
from: Urban Turban / Ample Play Records / May 15, 2012
[7th studio album by the British band Cornershop. It follows their 2011 album Cornershop and the Double ‘O’ Groove of Bubbley Kaur. Urban Turban includes a variety of collaborators.]

2. Jesca Hoop – “Hospital”
from: The House That Jack Built / Bella Union / June 26, 2012
[Hoop was born in Northern California to strict Mormon parents. She grew up singing traditional folk tunes in four part harmony. At 16, Hoop broke away from her strict upbringing and began what she calls her ‘life as a racoon’, off the grid & close to nature, becoming a homesteader in the wilderness areas of Northern California and Wyoming. She also worked in the remote mountains of Arizona with a rehabilitation program for children. Tom Waits described Jesca saying: “Her music is like going swimming in a lake at night.”]

3. Eternal Summers – “Millions”
from: Correct Behavior / Kanine Records / July 24, 2012
[This is the second proper full length from Virginia based Eternal Summers who have previously released a handful of 7 inches, EP’s and one debut as a duo. Now a power trio.]

10:15

4. The Ned Ludd Band– “In A Duel”
from: (Single Release) / Independent / July 2012
[Clint Hoffmeier, Jordan Carver, Aaron Fuhr. Produced by Brent Jamison who now plays drums w/ the band.]

5. Dirty Projectors – “Dance For You”
from: Swing Low Magellan / Domino Recording Co. / July 10, 2012
[6th studio album by American experimental rock. The album was written, recorded, produced and mixed by Dirty Projectors frontman Dave Longstreth in Delaware County, New York.]

6. Himanshu – “Coca Cola Freestyle”
from: Nehru Jackets / Greedhead / January 23, 2012
[Himanshu Suri, otherwise known as Heems, from the Queens Hip Hop band Das Racist, releases his own solo album-mix tape.]

10:25 – Underwriting

10:26

7. Southeast Engine – “Black Gold”
from: From The Forrest to the Sea / Misra / February 17, 2009
[Indie-folk-rock band from Athens, Ohio. The band signed with Misra Records in 2007.]

[Southeast Engine will be in concert Saturday, July 28, at 10:00 PM, at the recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, KCMO, with, Hidden Pictures, and Kansas City songwriter (and former Hidden Pictures bassist) Erik Voeks with a full-band set. ]

10:30

8. Hidden Pictures – “Rainbow Records”
from: Rainbow Records / Golden Sound Records / July, 2012
[Richard Gintowt – vocals/guitar, Michelle Sanders – vocals /glockenspiel, Cameron Hawk – drums, Erik Voeks – bass, Nate Holt – piano/keys.]

[Hidden Pictures will be in concert Saturday, July 28, at 10:00 PM, at the recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, KCMO, with Southeast Engine, from Athens, Ohio, and Kansas City songwriter (and former Hidden Pictures bassist) Erik Voeks with a full-band set. ]

10:34 – Interview with Richard Gintowt

Their 2011 release “Synchronized Sleeping” was one of our favorite releases of 2011. The band is back with a brand new release, “Rainbow Records” this time on Golden Sound Records. JOining us is the bands co-founder and songwriter, Richard Gintowt, thank you for being with us on WMM.

Richard Gintowt told us about how Hidden Pictures was formed in 2008 when he met Michelle Gaume Saunders at the recordBar, while performing with his previous band OK Jones. Michelle brought her harmonies and glockenspiel to the mix.

The new band line up: Richard Gintowt — vox, guitar
Michelle Gaume Sanders — vox, flute, glock, other shiny things
Corey Vitt — bass
Nate Holt — keys
Thom Hoskins – guitar
Cameron Hawk — drums

Mike Nolte engineered drums and bass at More Famouser. Ed Rose mixed the whole mess at an undisclosed location and dropped it off discreetly at the Bourgeois Pig. Doug Van Sloan applied corrective equalization and dynamic enhancement at Focus Mastering. Patrick Giroux designed this tangible object on very little sleep.

10:42

9. Hidden Pictures – “Calling Christine”
from: Rainbow Records / Golden Sound Records / July, 2012
[Richard Gintowt – vocals/guitar, Michelle Sanders – vocals /glockenspiel, Cameron Hawk – drums, Erik Voeks – bass, Nate Holt – piano/keys.]

10:44

In Tim Finn’s article for The Star last week you said, “Things really changed having Cameron (Hawk) (of The Dead Girls) on drums with Erik (Voeks) on bass.” “They’re really driving the songs. I guess more like the power pop angle I always wanted to have but didn’t have the personnel for. So once I started playing with them it inspired my songwriting to go in the direction of their personalities.”

Richard Gintowt works as a musician, photojournalist and he operates his own business: All Ears Mobile DJ.

Hidden Pictures are also playing the Brush Creek Art Walk on Sunday, July 29, at 4:00 PM, at Theis Park amphitheater, south of the Nelson, with musical guests: Bob Walkenhorst and Jeff Porter, Barclay Martin, Howard Iceberg and The Titanics, Hidden Pictures, and Roger Pitts. More info: brushcreekartwalk.org.

10:52

10. Hidden Pictures – “Oldies 104.3”
from: Rainbow Records / Golden Sound Records / July, 2012
[Richard Gintowt – vocals/guitar, Michelle Sanders – vocals /glockenspiel, Cameron Hawk – drums, Erik Voeks – bass, Nate Holt – piano/keys.]

[Hidden Pictures will be in concert Saturday, July 28, at 10:00 PM, at the recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, KCMO, with Southeast Engine, from Athens, Ohio, and Kansas City songwriter (and former Hidden Pictures bassist) Erik Voeks with a full-band set. More info at hiddenpictures.com]

10:55

11.Britton Kilmer, Calvin Arsenia – “Fringe 3 Vox”
from: Music from: “Lucid” / Voler – Theives of Flight / July, 2012

11:00 – Interview with Jade Osborne, Nate Bogert, and Calvin Arsenia

Jade Osborne, Nate Bogert, and Calvin Arsenia, represent the collaborating team of the new theatrical multimedia performance called: “Lucid” presented by Voler – Thieves of Flight, collaborating with TR1B3, and running through July 27, at the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, KC Ballet, 500 West Pershing Road, KCMO, as part of the KC Fringe Festival. Lucid features aerial and floor movements, live painting, video, an original score, and audience interaction. Shows continue: this Thursday, July 26 at 7:30 pm, and Friday, July 27, at 11:00 pm.

The music we just heard was created by Calvin Arsenia, and Britton Kilmer in collaboration with the entire company.

Nate Bogert has been collaborating with Voler from almost the very beginning, and with Jade is also part of the collective called TR1B3. Nate explained his process of creating sculptural moving photographic projections that he brings to the performance.

“Lucid” is running through July 27, at the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, KC Ballet, 500 West Pershing Road, KCMO, as part of the KC Fringe Festival. Tell us about this new performance space?

Lucid features aerial and floor movements, live painting, video, an original score, and audience interaction.

KC Fringe. Shows continue: this Thurs, July 26 at 7:30 pm, and Fri, July 27, at 11:00 pm.

11:14 – Underwriting

11:15 – Guest producer: DJ Fat Sal – Patrick Alexander

Patrick Alexander is a multidisciplinary artist who incorporates collage, painting and drawing with original sound compositions, developed organically, and often exhibited as a site-specific installations. His work has been exhibited in LA, at The Telephone Booth Gallery, Next Space, Fahrenheit, H&R Block Artspace, Leedy-Voulkos, to name a few. As a curator he was owner operator of Locus Solis Art Gallery, and served as Art Gallery and Theatre Director the YWCA of Greater Kansas City Kansas. Since 1997 he has operated a mobile sound system for special events and clubs and has DJ’d (under the alias Fat Sal) locally and nationally. He specializes in rare vinyl recordings of soul, funk, Dub, reggae, latin, jazz, early hip hop and dance music.

As Facilities Manager for the Charlotte Street Foundation, Pat is responsible for the day to day management, operation, and maintenance of Urban Culture Project exhibition and performance spaces and Studio Residency Program facilities.

The KC Fringe Experimental Music Showcase is a new music festival produced in collaboration with the Kansas City Electronic Music Alliance (KCeMA) and Charlotte Street Foundation. Charlotte Street is excited to share the work of composers and groups creating ‘music on the fringe’ with a broader audience.

Dates: July 26-28
Times: July 26, 9-10:30pm; July 27, 9-11pm; July 28, 9-11pm
Venue: La Esquina / 1000 W. 25th St. KCMO 64108
Tickets: $10 p/night and all proceeds go to the evenings’ performers (ticket price includes Fringe Button)

Fourteen composers and musician groups will present original works in a format of 20 minute sets organized into 3-hour concerts. The showcase is designed to promote new and experimental music and sound art, at the fringes of standard practice. Submissions include music that incorporates new technologies, performance practices, aesthetics, inter-activity, free improvisation, and other experimental features.

Line Up:
Thursday, July 26
9pm – Kevin Hiatt
9:30pm – Eric Honour
10pm – Joseph Post
10:30pm – Shawn E. Hansen

Friday, July 27
9pm – Simon Fink + Eric Honour
9:30pm – Richard Johnson + Maria Harman
10pm – A Pairing
10:30pm – Brad Van Wick
11pm – Your Reflection

Saturday, July 28
9pm – Eric Honour
9:30pm – Kari and Richard Johnson
10pm – Snake Healer
10:30pm – Scott Blasco, Lizz Hougland, + Timothy Roy
11pm – River Cow Orchestra

Patrick Alexander played clips from three artists participating in the Experimental Music Showcase.

Patrick Alexander talked with us about his work at DJ Fat Sal. He brought rare 45 inch singles, recorded in Kansas City, between the years 1967 – 1975.

12. Marva W. Taylor – “Hey You and You and You” (45″ Vinyl)
from: (Single Release) / Forte Records / 1975
[Born Marva Ann Manning, May 1, 1944 in Kansas City, Kansas. Whitney’s performing career started as early as three years old while touring with her family’s gospel group, the Manning Gospel Singers. In 1960, when she was 16, she joined a Kansas gospel group, the Alma Whitney Singers, and ended up marrying Harry Whitney, the brother-in-law of the group’s leader. Ever since, she has gone by her married name, Marva Whitney. Marva Whitney is well known as a funk vocalist. Singing with James Brown in the late 1960s, she was able to make a name for herself with powerful songs like “I’m Tired, I’m Tired, I’m Tired (Things Better Change Before Its Too Late)” and “If You Don’t Work (You Can’t Eat).” Her recording of “It’s My Thing (You Can’t Tell Me Who to Sock It To)” reached the R&B Top 20. Her song “Unwind Yourself” has been sampled numerous times, most recognisably by DJ Mark the 45 King on his 1987 track “The 900 Number”, which was then sampled by DJ Chad Jackson on his 1990 hit single “Hear the Drummer (Get Wicked)” (UK #3 in July 1990), by DJ Kool on his 1996 hit “Let Me Clear My Throat” (UK #6 in March 1997), Sway on his 2009 track Mercedes Benz and Mac Miller on his 2011 track Party On Fifth Ave. In 2006, Marva Whitney collaborated with German born DJ/collector/manager DJ Pari and Japanese funk orchestra Osaka Monaurail to produce a new single, “I Am What I Am”. Osaka Monaurail style themselves on the James Brown sound and the single was produced in the fashion of an authentic release of the recordings she produced with Brown in 1969. Two successful tours of Japan and a full length album release followed, also entitled “I Am What I Am”. In 2007, 2008 and 2009, the tour was also brought to Europe. In December 2009, Marva Whitney collapsed on stage in front of thousands of fans in Lorne, Australia, while performing with The Transatlantics at Falls Festival. She was immediately rushed to Geelong Hospital, where doctors diagnosed a stroke. The remaining dates of her tour had to be canceled, but Whitney made an amazing recovery and is expected to perform again in 2010.]

13. Rayons – “You Confuse Me Baby” (45″ Vinyl)
from: (Single Release) / Forte Records /
[The Forte label was owned and operated by Ellis Taylor in Kansas City, Missouri. Taylor was briefly married to Marva Whitney, hence a few of her titles appeared as local releases on Forte. All of the Forte material was in-house, usually recorded at Damon Studios in downtown KC.]

14. The Fantasticks – “Cry Night And Day” (45″ Vinyl)
from: (Single Release) / Forte Records /

15. Tony Ashley and the Delicates – “I’ll Never Be Satisfied” (45″ Vinyl)
from: (Single Release) / Decca Records /
[Taylor also produced the three Tony Ashley releases on Decca, in addition to the Rayons unique 45 on Decca. Tony Ashley was murdered in the early 70s.]

16. Lee Harris – “Don’t Let Your Love Fade Away” (45″ Vinyl)
from: (Single Release) / Forte Records /
[Singer and guitarist Lee Harris issued a tough-to-find funk 45 as Leroy Harris on the Philadelphia-based Swan label entitled “Crow Baby Crow/ I’m Gonna Get You,” again with Ellis Taylor producing. Harris can still be seen around Kansas City.] [written and produced by Ellis Taylor]

17. Gene Williams – “Don’t Let Your Love Fade Away” (45″ Vinyl)
from: (Single Release) / Forte Records /
[written and produced by Ellis Taylor]

18. Gene Williams “Whatever You Do (Do It Good)” (45″ Vinyl)
from: (Single Release) / Forte Records /
[b/w side of “Don’t Let Your Love Fade Away”]

19. Louis Chachere – “The Hen/ Pt. 2″ (45” Vinyl)
from: (Single Release) / Paula Records -cleanteen /
[The Louis Chachere single was first issued on the tiny MJC imprint, followed by a Forte issue and finally winding up as a national release on Paula. Amazing Hammond Organ funk player.]

20. Trinikas – “Black is Beautiful” (45” Vinyl)
from: (Single Release) / Pearce Records / 1972
[Fantastic uptempo soulful funk, sung by a high school girl band named The Trinikas. There is some history behind I’ll try to sort out. Debbie Sheffield, Georgetta Dixon, Lenise Morgan and Marsha Bratton studied at the Douglass High School of Oklahoma City, very commited socially, which provided us a bunch of good young funky bands they compiled it on several LPs. Back in 1970 the Trinikas had an own penned song “black is beautiful” (Georgetta Dixon and Debbie Sheffield) and went to recorded it live for the self titled LP (being other compilations “black out” and “black experience”). Shortly after the song was issued on local Century label on 45, as Debbie Sheffield and the Trinikas. Then suddenly Marsha Britton died, just when they started to gain some fame. They were called to release the record again, under the production of hammond maestro Louis Chachere. They went to Kansas City area, releasing it on Independence, Missouri label Pearce. That was back in 1972.]

21. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

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