Lazy Sunday #69

This episode was a two-hour special showcasing songs about grief, loss, death and the afterlife. Sounds bleak but with acts like The Staple Singers it’s not, not really.

https://www.mixcloud.com/stagger-lee-fisher/lazy-sunday-for-repeater-69-290123/

  1. Staple Singers – Will The Circle Be Unbroken
  2. Sun City Girls – Funeral Mariachi
  3. Anna & Elizabeth – Mother In The Graveyard
  4. Low – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
  5. Be Good Tanyas – What Are They Doing In Heaven Today
  6. Sparklehorse – Most Beautiful Widow in Town
  7. Smog – Dress Sexy At My Funeral
  8. Big Star – Holocaust
  9. Blue Sky Boys – When Heaven Comes Down
  10. Cath & Phil Tyler – Broad Is The Road That Leads To Death
  11. Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Amazing Grace
  12. Dylan Thomas – And Death Shall Have No Dominion
  13. Coil – The First Five Minutes After Death (Early)
  14. Morphine – Miles Davis’ Funeral
  15. Flaming Lips – Feeling Yourself Disintegrate
  16. Freakwater – Out of this World
  17. Furrow Collective – The Unquiet Grave
  18. Carter Family – No Depression (In Heaven)
  19. Henegar-Union Sacred Harp Convention – Panting for Heaven, 384
  20. Magic Tuber Stringband – Angel Of Death
  21. Shirley Collins & Dolly Collins – Death & The Lady
  22. Lee Hazlewood – Dirtnap Stories
  23. Ralph Stanley – O Death
  24. Johnny Cash – Hurt
  25. Tom Waits – Soldier’s Things
  26. Smiths – Asleep
  27. Chumbawamba – Rage
  28. Billy Bragg – Tank Park Salute
  29. Scott Walker – My Death
  30. LCD Soundsystem – Someone Great
  31. Spacemen 3 – May the Circle Be Unbroken
  32. Stagger Lee – An Empty Bliss Beyond This World vs Larkin – Aubade
  33. Marion Williams – Can’t No Grave Hold My Body Down
  34. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Death Is Not The End

Lazy Sunday #68

Not a lot of new stuff this week, although some excellent tracks from Bhajan Bhoy, Nathan Salsburgh and Old Saw – but lots of great soul, folk, a Parisian section, all the usual. And some tributes to Croz.

  1. Nathan Salsburg – XIII
  2. Byrds – I Come And Stand At Every Door
  3. Michael Hurley & Pals – Light Green Fellow
  4. Deru – We’re Not Needed
  5. Cornell Campbell – Bunny Lee & King Tubbys Dubplate Special
  6. Keith Hudson – Turn The Heater On
  7. Black Market Brass – Omega
  8. Bhajan Bhoy – Oh Seeker
  9. Hallelujah Chicken Run Band – Shumba Inobva Mu Gomo
  10. Lou Harrison – Homage To Pacifica, In Honor Of Mr. Mark Twain
  11. Duke Edwards And The Young Ones – Is It Too Late?
  12. Garnett Mimms – There Is Something On Your Mind
  13. Lisa O’Neill – Pothole In The Sky
  14. Thin White Rope – Film Theme
  15. Francoise Hardy – Le Temps De L’Amour
  16. Brigitte Fontaine & Areski – Il Pleut Sur La Gare
  17. Martial Solal – New York Herald Tribune
  18. Sidney Bechet – Love For Sale
  19. Dinah Washington – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  20. Loretta Lynn – For The Good Times
  21. Vaughn Monroe – Riders In The Sky
  22. Julia Jacklin – When the Family Flies In
  23. The Cinematic Orchestra – Breathe (Susumu Yokota Remix)
  24. DJ Sprinkles – Ball’r (Madonna-Free Zone)
  25. Björk – Hyperballad (Brodski Quartet Version)
  26. Old Saw – Spinner’s Weave
  27. Crosby, Stills & Nash – Helplessly Hoping

Lazy Sunday #67

After last week’s issues, here’s the first Lazy Sunday With Stagger Lee of ’23.

New tracks from @loulayorke, Gareth Hardwick, @HCMcEntire, @lisaoneillmusic and @cherbert / Chris Summerlin, plus lots more folk, jazz, dub, avant garde, African…

  1. Gareth Hardwick – Derby 5th November 2022
  2. Loula Yorke – Ice
  3. Mable John – Your Good Thing (Is About To End)
  4. Chip Wickham – The Hit
  5. Horace Tapscott With The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra – Desert Fairy Princess
  6. Jason Moran – Clef Club March featuring Chris Bates
  7. Birdlegs & Pauline – Teardrops
  8. Joan Shelley – Home
  9. H.C. McEntire – Gospel Of A Certain Kind
  10. Lisa O’Neill – Old Note
  11. Jake Xerxes Fussell – Washington
  12. Hannah Peel – Goodbye Earth
  13. Juliette Gréco – Bonjour Tristesse
  14. Lill Lindfors – Du Är Den Ende
  15. Orriel Smith – Tiffany Glass
  16. Ernest Hood – Into The Groves
  17. Herbert / Summerlin – Myr
  18. Impact All Stars – Extraordinary Version
  19. Errol Brown & The Revolutionaries – Peaceful Woman Version
  20. Upsetters – Womans Gotta Have Dub
  21. Vieux Farka Touré & Luka Productions – Black Crowned Crane
  22. Super Djata Band – Sisse Na Djolo
  23. Meek – Glowing Trees Pt.1
  24. Mark Pritchard – Parkstone Melody II
  25. Satoshi Ashikawa – Still Space

Lazy Sunday #66

A new laptop is a wonderful thing but it does mean lots of resetting and adjustments so apologies to anyone who tuned in to last Sunday’s show to hear some even weirder shit than normal.

Anyway, here’s the show as it should have sounded. Something of a farewell to last year – the first third of the show a tribute to some of the greats we lost, the rest selections from some of my albums of the year (you can read the whole list here)

  1. Manuel Göttsching – Quiet Nervousness
  2. Ashra – Deep Distance
  3. Hawkwind – Children Of The Sun
  4. Pharoah Sanders – Love Is Everywhere
  5. Terry Hall & Mushtaq – A Tale of Woe
  6. Delfonics – La-La Means I Love You
  7. Jimmy Scott – Sycamore Trees
  8. Low – Point of Disgust
  9. Grandmaster Gareth – Dr Dre Buys A Pint Of Milk
  10. Burd Ellen – The Lovers
  11. Ye Vagabonds – Máire Bhán
  12. Phil Tyler & Sarah Hill – Sunny Side
  13. Alison Cotton – That Tunnel Underground Seemed Neverending
  14. Freakons – Never Thought I’d See the Day
  15. Delines – Little Earl
  16. Caitlin Rose – Carried Away
  17. Morton Valence – Like a Face That’s Been Starved of a Kiss
  18. Horace Andy – Sleepy s Night Cap
  19. Alabaster DePlume – Be Nice to People (Rozi Plain Remix)
  20. Hurray For The Riff Raff – Precious Cargo
  21. Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan – Buzby’s Lullaby
  22. Black Ox Orkestar – Lamed-Vovnik
  23. Haress – Ghosts Story
  24. Caroline – Good Morning (Red)
  25. Richard Dawson – The Hermit (Tiny Cobles Edit)

Albums Of The Year 22

It’s that time again. I think that this year more than any other, I felt swamped by new releases. I think I bought / downloaded or was sent something like 300 new albums in 2022. Some I know I’d like and haven’t even listened to. Some I haven’t listened to enough. I guess there are worse situations to be in.

Anyway, this year it’s the absolute definite top 10. Then a ‘would have been top 10 in a less bountiful year’ and a ‘these were also great’. I’ll have missed loads. I’m sorry,

The Top Ten Albums Of 2022


01. Caroline – Caroline (Rough Trade Music)
02. Richard Dawson – The Ruby Cord (Weird World)
03. Caitlin Rose – Cazimi (Names)
04. Haress – Ghosts (Wrong Speed)
05. The Bobby Lees – Bellevue (Ipecac)
06. Shovel Dance Collective – The Water is the Shovel of the Shore (Memorials of Distinction)
07. The Delines – The Sea Drift (Bella Union)
08. The Unthanks – Sorrows Away (Rabble Rouser)
09. Morton Valence – Morton Valence (Cow Pie)
10. SCUDFM – INNIT (Dash The Henge)

The Next Twenty

Alabaster DePlume – Gold (International Anthem)
Alison Cotton – The Portrait You Painted Of Me (Rocket)
Black Ox Orkestar – Everything Returns (Constellation)
Burd Ellen – A Tarot Of The Green Wood (Mavis)
Chat Pile – God’s Country (Flenser)
Freakons – Freakons (Fluff & Gravy)
Harlem Gospel Travellers – Look Up! (Colemine)
Horace Andy – Midnight Scorchers (On-U Sound)
Hurray For The Riff Raff – Life On Earth (Nonesuch)
Lykke Li – EYEYE (PIAS)
Oren Ambarchi – Shebang! (Drag City)
Orville Peck – Bronco (Columbia)
Phil Tyler & Sarah Hill – What We Thought Was A Lake Was A Field Of Flax (Ferric Mordant
Reigns – Tollinghurst (Wrong Speed)
Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra – The Party Is Over (Tea Pad Recordings)
Širom – The Liquified Throne of Simplicity (Glitterbeat)
Taylor Swift – Midnights (Republic)
The Bug – Absent Riddim (Pressure)
The Sound Of Science – The Sound Of Science (Castles In Space)
Ye Vagabonds – Nine Waves (River Lea)

The Rest Of The Top Fifty

Bhajan Bhoy – Shanti Shanti Shanti / Doomed Bird of Providence – A Flight Across Arnhem Land / Enablers – Some Gift / Field Works – Stations / Gnod – Hexen Valley / Group Listening – Clarinet & Piano Selected Works, Vol.2 / Hammered Hulls – Careening / James Johnston & Steve Gullick – Everybody’s Sunset / Marisa Anderson – Still Here / Martha – Please Don’t Take Me Back / Nora Brown – Long Time To Be Gone / Oren Ambarchi, Johan Berthling, Andreas Werliin – Ghosted / Romance & Dean Hurley – In Every Dream Home A Heartache / Sarah Davachi – Two Sisters / Special Interest – Endure / The Comet Is Coming – Hyperdimensional Expansion Beam / The Soft Pink Truth – Is It Going To Get Any Deeper Than This / Thee Sacred Souls – Thee Sacred Souls / Viagra Boys – Cave World / Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan – Districts, Roads, Open Space

Reissues, Soundtracks & Live Albums

Broadcast – Mother Is The Milky Way / Microtronics – Volumes 1 & 2 / Maida Vale Sessions (Warp)
Charles Mingus – The Lost Album From Ronnie Scott’s (Resonance)
Craven Faults – Live Works (Leaf)
Sidney Sager & Ambrosia Singers – Children of the Stones OST (Trunk)
Prolapse – Pointless Walks To Dismal Places (Optic Nerve)
Staples Jr. Singers – When Do We Get Paid (Brenda)
Stick in the Wheel – Present Perspectives On Tradition (From Here)
The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari – Grounation (Soul Jazz)
Various – A Guide To The Birdsong Of Western Africa (Shika Shika
Various – Music For The Stars (Celestial Music 1960-1979) (Two Piers)

Lazy Sunday #65

This show was broadcast from a freezing studio as the snow came down, and I think the tunes reflected that. New music, old music, winter music.

  1. Bulbils – Gently Climbing Path
  2. Gloria de Oliveira & Dean Hurley – Eyes Within
  3. Ralph Stanley – O Death
  4. Nora Brown – Flowery Girls
  5. Bill Fay – ‘Til the Christ Come Back
  6. T2 – JLT
  7. Memory Band – The Poacher
  8. Billy Swan – Don’t Be Cruel
  9. Harmonizing Four – Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown
  10. Billie Joe + Norah – Who’s Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet?
  11. Clash – Justice Tonight/Kick it Over
  12. Candy McKenzie – Keep Him Strong
  13. Midori Hirano – Glass
  14. Susana Baca – Señor de los Milagros
  15. Stella Rambisai Chiweshe – Chigamba
  16. Friends Of Dean Martinez – Dusk
  17. Leaf Library – Badminton House
  18. Claire Rousay – Arms
  19. John Also Bennett – Embrosners
  20. Sarah Davachi – Harmonies In Bronze
  21. Coil – The Snow (Driftmix By Peter Christopherson)
  22. Bert Jansch – In The Bleak Midwinter
  23. Watersons – Souling Song
  24. Dinah Washington / Max Richter – This Bitter Earth / On the Nature of Daylight

Lazy Sunday #64

Lots of excellent new stuff this week and a deeply soulful segment in the middle that caught me off guard!

Thanks for listening if you did

  1. Shovel Dance Collective – Pt 1
  2. Meschiya Lake & Tom McDermott – Gloomy Sunday
  3. Pat Suzuki – Black Coffee
  4. Dinah Washington – Mad About The Boy
  5. Aretha Franklin – This Bitter Earth
  6. Sam Cooke – Bring It On Home To Me
  7. Guenter Kallmann Choir – Daydream
  8. Deviants – Bun
  9. Bridget St. John – Silver Coin
  10. Caitlin Rose – Carried Away
  11. Anna Ternheim – The Longer The Waiting (The Sweeter The Kiss)
  12. Chambers Brothers – People Get Ready
  13. Jerry Moore – Life Is A Constant Journey Home
  14. Menahan Street Band – Tired of Fighting
  15. Cymande – Listen
  16. Devon Russell – We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue
  17. Al Cisneros – Dabby You
  18. Bhajan Boy – Van Cleef Dub
  19. Third Coast Percussion – Perspective: VI. Duality
  20. Dale Cornish – SCY BFR HNH
  21. New Order – Your Silent Face
  22. Nyx Nótt – Hardboiled
  23. Jenny Hval – Buffy
  24. Stick In The Wheel – Robot (Live)
  25. Black Ox Orkestar – Epigenetik
  26. Richard Dawson – Museum
  27. John Parish & Polly Jean Harvey – Is That All There Is?

Lazy Sunday #63

This month’s genre deep dive (while I was out doing a live Lazy Sunday at The Cumberland Arms) was a soundtrack special – mostly film music, a little TV.

  1. Cat’s Eyes – Requiem For The Duke Of Burgundy (The Duke Of Burgundy)
  2. Anna Meredith – The Coolest Girl in The World (8th Grade)
  3. Riz Ortolani -Main Theme (Cannibal Holocaust)
  4. Ennio Morricone – Addio a Cheyenne (Once Upon A Time In The West)
  5. Blake Leyh – The Fall (The Wire)
  6. Afghan Whigs – If I Only Had A Heart (Wizard Of Oz)
  7. Maggie Gyllenhaal – Lighthouse Keeper (Frank)
  8. John Lurie – Tuesday Night In Memphis (Mystery Train)
  9. Alexandre Desplat – The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Part 3: The Salt Air (Moonrise Kingdom)
  10. Clint Mansell – Winter: Lux aeterna (Requiem For A Dream)
  11. Hans Zimmer – You’re So Cool (True Romance)
  12. Choir of All Saints – Jisas Yu Holem Hand Blong Mi (The Thin Red Line)
  13. Marco Beltrami – Goodbye (The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada)
  14. Broadcast – Our Darkest Sabbath (Berberian Sound Studio)
  15. Gene Moore – Carnival Of Souls Theme (Carnival Of Souls)
  16. David Lynch & Alan R. Splet – In Heaven (Lady in the Radiator Song) (Eraserhead)
  17. Gene Wilder – Pure Imagination (Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory)
  18. Danny Kaye – Inchworm (Hans Christian Anderson)
  19. David Kitay – Theme from Ghost World (Ghost World)
  20. Elmer Bernstein – Prelude (Hud)
  21. John Carpenter – Benson, Arizona (Dark Star)
  22. Paul Newman – Plastic Jesus (Cool Hand Luke)
  23. Walter Schumann – Down the River #3 /Dream – Main Theme (Reprise) (Night Of The Hunter)
  24. Graeme Miller & Steve Shill – The Moomins Theme Outro (The Moomins)
  25. Jim Williams feat. Richard Glover – Baloo My Boy (A Field In England)
  26. Paul Giovanni – Willow’s Song (The Wicker Man)
  27. Dickon Hinchcliffe – Hardscrabble Elegy (Winter’s Bone)
  28. Jonny Greenwood – Toki No Senrei Wo Ukete Inai Mono Wo Yomuna (Norwegian Wood)
  29. Meiko Kaji – The Flower Of Carnage (Kill Bill Pt 1)
  30. Roy Budd – Main Theme – Carter Takes A Train (Get Carter)
  31. Yasmine Hamdan – Hal (Only Lovers Left Alive)
  32. Nino Rota – Love Theme (The Godfather)
  33. Simon Whitfield – Jane At The Window (Skeletons)
  34. William Tyler – Cookie’s Theme (First Cow)
  35. Audrey Hepburn – Moon River (Breakfast At Tiffany’s)
  36. Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin – End of the World (Beasts Of The Southern Wild)
  37. Daniel Herskedal – San Francisco (The Last Black Man In San Francisco)
  38. Nicolas Cage – Love Me Tender (Wild At Heart)
  39. Kermit – Rainbow Connection (The Muppet Movie)
  40. Rebekah Del Rio – Llorando (Crying) (Mulholland Dr.)
  41. Ryuichi Sakamoto – Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence)

Lazy Sunday #62

Broadcast whilst in the grip of Covid, I somehow still enjoyed this show. Especially because I closed with the last third of the uncontestably greatest track of the year.

Thanks for listening if you did.

  1. Arvo Part – Salve Regina
  2. Alan Parker & Alan Hawkshaw – Evening Shade
  3. OP8 featuring Lisa Germano – Cracklin’ Water
  4. Laura Cantrell – Cowboy On The Moon
  5. Caitlin Rose – All Right (Baby’s Got A Way)
  6. Snooks Eaglin – That Certain Door
  7. Jeb Loy Nichols – I Hate the Capitalist System
  8. Midori Hirano – Invisible Island
  9. Carla dal Forno – Deep Sleep
  10. Maher Shalal Hash Baz – Unknown Happiness
  11. Jonny Trunk – Nest We Forget
  12. Raoul Hausmann – Phoneme BBB
  13. Makaya McCraven – Lullaby
  14. Zara McFarlane – Fisherman
  15. Congos – La La Bam-Bam
  16. Serafina Steer – Mr Sands Has Left The Building
  17. Wisdom Of Harry – Schtumm
  18. Panda Bear & Sonic Boom – In My Body
  19. Daniel Avery – Lone Swordsman
  20. Dean Hurley – Back Again
  21. Nora Brown – Miner’s Dream
  22. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – A King at Night
  23. Delaney Bonnie & Friends – Groupie (Superstar)
  24. Ernest Hood – Untitled
  25. Stars Of The Lid – Be Little With Me
  26. Cowboy Junkies – Seventeen Seconds
  27. OKI – Oroho Raha (Stick in the Wheel remix)
  28. Richard Dawson – The Hermit (Tiny Cobles Edit)

Lazy Sunday #61

As I said last week, the passing of Mimi Parker hit hard. This show felt inevitable. Two hours of her work with Low and a few collaborations. It was genuinely tough to do.

Adios Mimi x

Here’s what was played:

  1. Low – Tonight Acapella
  2. Low – Medicine Magazines
  3. Low – Two-Step
  4. Low – Fly
  5. Low – Words
  6. Low – (That’s How You Sing) Amazing Grace
  7. Swans – Lunacy
  8. Low – Over The Ocean
  9. Low – David & Jude
  10. Shudder to Think – Just Really Wanna See You [feat. Mimi Parker & Alan Sparhawk]
  11. Low – Hatchet (Optimimi Version)
  12. Low – Joan Of Arc
  13. Low – Fearless
  14. Mimi Parker & Alan Sparhawk – Kindly Blessed
  15. Low – Laser Beam
  16. Low – Pissing
  17. Low – Especially Me
  18. Low – Let’s Stay Together
  19. Mimi Parker – The Plan
  20. Low – Stay
  21. Low – Little Drummer Boy
  22. Low – Lord, Can You Hear Me?
  23. Trentemøller – The Dream (feat. Low)
  24. Low – Just Make It Stop
  25. Low – Lullaby
  26. Low – Holy Ghost