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Tuesday 25 October 2011

Bang & Jangle Radio Hour, Season 2, Episode 5: The Old and the New

Last night I took a look at how old music influences the new. A pretty broad topic, but one that I'm particularly fascinated in as a fan of old-time music. It was less a playlist of complementary tunes than an opportunity to compare and contrast, and here are some striking samples of divergent evolution:

Martin Denny - Chinese Lullaby
Four Tet - And They All Look Broken Hearted
Hank Williams - Jambalaya
Hank Williams III - Gutter Stomp
Bill Monroe - I Live in the Past
Petunia - I Live in the Past
Hoyt Ming and his Pep Steppers - Indian War Whoop
Holy Modal Rounders - Indian War Whoop
Frank Fairfield - Cumberland Gap
Sheesham and Lotus - Givin' It Away
Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats - Rocket 88
Tom Waits - Get Lost
Dengue Fever - Tiger Phone Card

Listen to this episode:

Season 2, Episode 5

I also mentioned a Sheesham and Lotus concert at the Thomasburg Hall on October 28 (110 Clare Street, Thomasburg). Thomasburg is on Highway #37 in Central Ontario, about 27 kilometres north of Belleville. If you're coming  from Peterborough and would like tickets, contact me at If you are in the Thomasburg area or elsewhere, call 613-478-1019 or write to Tickets are $15 a pop. Do reserve your tickets if you're thinking of coming, since the last show at the hall, featuring Goto Izumi, sold out.

One more thing: the Sheesham and Lotus song I played last night came from this video. If you're sitting on the fence about whether or not to come to the show, this should be all the push you need:

Sheesham and Lotus Trio - ' Givin It Away ' - Live in an Orchard on Wolfe Island from Lenny Epstein on Vimeo.

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