Wild Ride

Strap yourself in, because this week on The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour will be quite a roller coaster of genres, tempos, and languages. Like usual, the sounds will start off slower and chill, gradually increasing in intensity and (now) expectation of intensity.

Here’s the file

  • Sam Gendel, Alto Voices
  • Teebs, While You Doooo
  • Pharoah Sanders, Love in Everywhere
  • Hailu Mergia/Dahlak Band, Anchin Kfu Ayinkash
  • Miriam Makeba, Pata Pata
  • Swim Mountain, Yesterday
  • Pixies, Havalina
  • Talking Heads, Stay Hungry
  • Elichi Ohtaki/Coconut Bank, 空飛ぶウララカサイダ
  • Hemlocke Springs, Girlfriend
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Magenta Mountain
  • Haruomi Hosono, Sports Men
  • Ratatat, Cream on Chrome
  • Sonny Rey/Moniece, Werk
  • Roisin Murphy, Ramalama (Bang Bang)
  • Bad Bunny, Neverita

Compass Rose

The file

  • Los Lobos, Kiko and the Lavender Moon
  • Luiz Bonfa, Pernambu
  • Alex Izenberg, To Move On
  • Nancy Wilson, How Glad I Am
  • Linda McCartney, Seaside Woman
  • Johnnie Frierson, Have You Been Good To Yourself?
  • Pierre Cavalli, Un Soir Chez Norris
  • Wings, Spin It On
  • Ween, Learnin’ to Love
  • Blackrock, Yeah Yeah
  • Max Webster, Toronto Tonto’s
  • Gorillaz, Last Living Souls
  • They Might Be Giants, Seven Days of the Week (I Never Go To Work)
  • Talking Heads, Born Under Punches
  • The Avalanches, Frontier Psychiatrist
  • Beck, Gamma Ray
  • The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Bellbottoms
  • Grant Lee Buffalo, Mockingbirds

Twangin’ and Slangin’

This week on the Sweet and Sour, wade cautiously into the waters of the country music genre. We take it nice and easy, like a suspicious mare going headlong into an unknown river.

She’s got a heavy rider and the scent of gators in her nose. Aint no tellin’ if she’ll make it across alive.

If this here is unfamiliar territory, just trust the boot. This son of a gun’s got the reins and you’ll be glad you came along.

Here’s the file

  • Tanya Davis, Eulogy for You and Me
  • Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Holy Roller
  • Haley Henderickx, Oom Sha La La
  • Becca Mancari, Summertime Mama
  • Elizabeth Cotten, Wilson Rag
  • Kacy & Clayton, The Light of Day
  • Ted Hawkins, Sorry You’re Sick
  • Ted Hawkins, Peace & Happiness
  • John Prine & Iris DeMent, In Spite of Ourselves
  • The Doc Watson Family, Your Long Journey
  • Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed, Good Stuff
  • Blaze Foley, Big Cheeseburgers and Good French Fries
  • Willis Alan Ramsey, Northeast Texas Women
  • Del Reeves, The Girl on the Billboard
  • Roger Miller, I’ve Been a Long Time Leavin’
  • Roger Miller, Reincarnation
  • Jerry Reed, Gator
  • Jerry Reed, Amos Moses
  • Jerry Reed, Lord Mr. Ford
  • The Osborne Brothers, Ruby

Afro Pop and Beats

This week on The Sweet and Sour, it’s a whole darn hour of non-stop music. That’s right! No interruptions with an obnoxious car sales ad, or with a promo from an over-excited fast food enthusiast. No waiting for 5 or 7 minutes before the radio station gets back to what you tuned in for: the music. At CHLY, the ads we do play happen at the top of the hour, and even then, they’re generally community information-based and not hardcore salesy.

OK, except for right now.

We’re in a funding drive at the moment, which means we’re inviting listeners to help fund our not-for-profit radio station. That means you can set up a monthly donation, and join all the others who value a healthy independent radio station. Stations like this one are an endangered species of media. There are 40 coastal communities who can tune in, but only because of those who have given their time and a few dollars over the years. You can choose your monthly gift, as little as $3.50 and set it up in no time at all over at chly.ca/donate

And to those constant supporters out there, thank you. There are many facets of people-power that make this station happen. Recurring donators, office volunteers, programmers, and more – all give willingly and meaningfully to CHLY. You are appreciated.

I myself have produced this radio show for ten years, which means that every week, I give the time it takes to screen music, assemble it in an order I think you’ll love, and package it up so it sounds good. Over the years, that’s about 1400 hours of unpaid labour! I do it because I love to share music, and I want to make sure whoever tunes in has a good time. Now multiply my effort by about 40 (which is roughly all the other weekly programmers), and there you have a small village worth of keen community members with you in mind. We do it for you. Could you do a little for us?

Please visit the website and set up a monthly gift for maximum impact. chly.ca/donate

Here’s the file

  • DARGZ/Moses Boyd, Lou’s Time
  • Ikebe Shakedown, Dram
  • Arc De Soleil, Mumbo Sugar
  • Peter King, African Dialects
  • Monster Rally, Sister Owls
  • Antibalas, Tattletale Pt 2
  • Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, Crockett Theme
  • Owiny Sigoma Band, Too Hot
  • Owiny Sigoma Band, Nabed Nade Ei Piny Ka
  • Ebo Taylor, Saana
  • Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, Bacao Suave
  • The Souljazz Orchestra, Kossa Kossa
  • The Haggis Horns, The Traveller Pt 2
  • Cleon, Boogaloo Pow
  • Shina Williams & His African Percussionist, Agboju Logun