Corby's Orbit

Corby's Orbit
Listening in All the High Places illustration by John Kricfalusi

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Playlist For Corby's Orbit Show 22 June

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby 

(Brought to you by Galactites, Spelunker Funk, & Sterelagmites)

Guests: George Crotty, Leah Kerstein, Aline Hornzy & Gabriel DuBruiel of Four String Nomads

5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  
Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

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5:00 Trouble Bubbles

* Indian City feat. Kzo ~ Dance #5 ~ Colors  Indigenous Arts Festival @ Fort York Saturday and Sunday

Bettye Lavette ~ Things Have Changed ~ Things Have Changed ~ @ The Sony Center Monday 25 July TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL

* Justin Hines ~ See You Like I Do ~ Days To Recall 

Lake Street Dive ~ Godawful Things ~ Side Pony ~ @ Danforth Music Hall Monday

5:20 Ruminations With A View

* Gray Matter ~ Eulogy ~ Footsteps ~@ The Rex Hotel Thursday, 28 June

* Louis Simao ~ Um Cantador ~ A Luz ~  @ Nathan Philips Square 3:15 Monday TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL

Jill Scott ~ Talk To Me ~ Beautifully Human ~ @ Sony Center Tuesday TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL

5:40 Tampering With The Heavy Dance

The Staple Singers ~ Wade In The Water ~ Singing His Praises ~ Mavis Staples @ Massey Hall tonight TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL

Ry Cooder ~ Mutt Romney Blues ~ Election Special ~ @ Massey Hall Tuesday

* Don Stevenson ~ Walking In The Fire ~ Busking In The Subway NEW DISK ~ @ Corby's Orbit next Friday

* Tara Williamson ~ Fuck Pretty ~ Lie Low 

Allison Krauss ~ Let Your Loss Be Your Lesson ~ Raising Sand TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL

* Willard Bond ~ Danger Pay ~ Jiggery Pokery  NEW DISK~ CD release @ The Painted Lady Tuesday

6:00 Quest & Answer Period

* Four String Nomads ~ Interview / Chasing The Sun (live) / Skylight (live) ~ @ St. Bartholomew.s tonight

6:20 Blessful

Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ John Henry ~ Woman Child ~ @ St. Paul's Wednesday for TD TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL

* The Sattalites ~ God Bless (Remix) ~ Reggaefication ~ @ IRIE Music Fest tonight

6:30 Quasi Modal 

* Harley Card ~ Precipice ~ The Greatest Invention ~ @ The Rex Tuesday 5 p.m. TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL

* Socialist Night School ~ Julia ~ @ Hazelton Stage ~ Wednesday 8 p.m. TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL

Toronto Music Listings

Charles Gayle ~All The Things You Are ~ @ Array Space tonight TONE Festival

* Jerome Tucker ~ Still On Fire ~ @ The Linsmore Tavern tonight           Illustration by Ji Yun Li

Saturday, June 16, 2018

The Memberz - Work It Out [Official Video Released 15 June 2018]

The Memberz further their reputation as a significant new recording band in the reggae arena with their second video single Work It Out.

The cinematically-styled video. like their first release, King’s Highway, again features well known Toronto locales, such as the Guild Inn, the Gardiner Underpass Park, and the Christie / Dupont neighbourhood.
Directed by ChaseShotIt, the band is seen performing live to the track, as well as appearing as characters in the storyline. 

Their talent for creating deep rhythms, presenting vital social concerns, and producing persuasive harmony is once again evident in this new original song.

Lyrically, it explores the complexities of maintaining a family relationship when the temptations of day-to-day life can sometimes lead to devastating and life-changing  alternatives.

Please visit host channel Reggaeville here Work It Out to comment or to register your support for new Canadian reggae

Playlist For Corby's Orbit Show Of 15 June

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby 

(Brought to you by Death In The Living Room, Halo Good-bye, and Forgotten Memories)

Guest: Willard Bond

5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  
Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 
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5:00 Sonicism

* Ensign Broderick ~ Gasloud ~ Only Love Remains NEW DISK

Elvis Presley feat. D. J. Fontana (March 15, 1931 – June 13, 2018) ~ I Feel So Bad ~ Top Ten Hits

* Aasiva ~ Why ~ One NEW DISK

The Kinks ~ There's Nothing In This World Can Stop Me Worryin' About That Girl ~ Rushmore Sdtrk. ~ Screening of Rushmore Wednesday 20 June @ Castlepoint Numa

Alt-J ~ Intro ~ This Is All Yours ~ @ Echo Beach Wednesday 20 June

The Monkees ~ Me & Magdalena ~ Good Times! ~ @ Sony Centre Monday

5:30 Diamonds In The Smooth

* The Memberz ~ Work It Out ~ WORLD PREMIERE

Steven Marley (Fugees Mix) ~ No Woman No Cry ~ Bootleg Versions

Roni Size feat. Wilks ~ Thirsty ~ Return To V

Percussion Orchestra feat. Nana Vasconselos ~ Steeldrum 3 ~ Uhuru Rhythms Of The World

* Coco Love Alcorn ~ Sleepless ~ Joyful ~ @ Redeemer Lutheran Saturday

Bettye Lavette ~ The Times They Are A-Changin' ~ Things Have Changed ~ @ Koerner Hall Monday 25 June

6:00 All Willard No Filler

* Willard Bond ~ I Got What I Wanted / Interview / Liberty Boats (live) / Maybe, Baby (live) ~ Jiggery Pokery NEW DISK ~ CD Release @ The Painted Lady Tuesday 26 June

6:20 Luster Lines

* Steve Bell ~ My Lady And My Lord ~ My Dinner With Bruce / Songs Of Bruce Cockburn

Jimmie Dale Gilmore ~ Borderline ~ Braver Newer World ~ @ The Great Hall with Dave Alvin Friday 15 September

*  Sheesham & Lotus ~ New Money Bag ~  Every Time! 

* Qristina Brooke ~ Diamond Ring ~ Linger NEW DISK

6:40 Historical Prospective

* Bob Rivers & Twisted Radio ~  The NAFTA Anthem ~ Twisted Tunes 1994

The Meters ~ Message From The Meters ~ Saturday Night Fish Fry 
Salt ~ Hung Up Saturday Night Fish Fry 

Young Jessie ~ Don`t Happen No More ~ More Jump Blues

Sonny Rollins ~ Blues For Philly Joe / Toronto Music Listings / Tune Up ~ Newk's Time (Blue Note 1957)

Friday, June 15, 2018

Live and Let Sing. That's Bond. Willard Bond. In Orbit Today!

 Today, the Orbit will be pleased to welcome individualistic Parkdale rock composer and singer Willard Bond whose latest work Jiggery Pokery will debut live on Tuesday June 26th at the Painted Lady on Ossington. He and his musical friends will be up at six o'clock to talk about the new songs and perform a few.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Lindi Ortega's Liberty

Taking her palette from the tonalities of spaghetti cinema for her fifth full-length album, newly resettled Calgarian Lindi Ortega has counter-balanced her move back north from Nashville with an ardent candy-skull crush on her paternal southern homeland of Mexico.
Liberty is a concept album, and it pictures Ortega deep inside of several dark identities, building into a three-tiered border opera. She rides in with gongs a-blazing on an Ennio Morricone fanfare (that occasionally verges on Danny Elfman territory). With the scorching guitar of Toronto string slinger Champagne James  Robertson, and EDM levels of bass from Mike Rinne, offering bold backup, Lindi stakes out a powerful persona: the broody romantic madre tierra on her moonlit hacienda terrace, swathed in pedal steel raptures that swoop like theremins, moaning her soft and sinuous glissandi, and threatening her bad hombre boyfriend, “Don’t come any closer to my heart / if you’re afraid of the dark.” Other compadres along for the fiesta are Blonde On Blonde alumnus Charlie McCoy on harmonica and exotic local Nashville hybrids Steelism, whose evocations of 60’s soundtracks haunt the disc.
Illustration "Lindi's Hacienda" by Paul Corby
Midway into the record, the badass cowgirl of the cover art arrives, in a violent awakening reminiscent of Tarantino. Rock and roar takes over for an episode, filling the air with gunshots and whiplash and dispelling madre Lindi’s chronic piquant darkness. “There’s justice to be served, “she intones in a whisper on “The Comeback Kid,” a survivor scenario of supernatural menace.
Then she transforms, again, into the alluring loteria mermaid icon, La Sirena, chanting love songs from deep inside her rippling cenote, “away from the lightning and rain.” Committing to love, freedom and the pursuit of happiness, Lindi floats along on moods and fragrance instead of drums for awhile, her voice honeyed with a filmy diaphanous vibrato and shimmering mariachi horns. Returning to full exuberance in a dusty poncho and her ravaged but sturdy little red boots, Ortega rallies to hope on the title track, “Liberty,” and the album then concludes with an elegiac exhalation of Mercedes Sosa’s hymn to this worldly existence, “Gracias A La Vida.” Lindi`s exit is gracious and grateful, and the cactus and sagebrush point her onward to the beckoning horizon.
Liberty is on her own Shadowbox label. Lindi Ortega is on tour in Europe throughout the month of June.

Originally published on Roots Music Canada.
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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Playlist For Show Of 8 June

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby 

(Brought to you by Candid Didactics, Crimes of Pageantry and Big Con-game Hunters)

Guests: Jeremy Ledbetter, Andrew O'Brien of Fortunate Ones and Brian Gladstone

5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  
Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 
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5:00 Leadershipwreck

* Wax Mannequin ~ People Can Change ~ Have A New Name NEW DISK ~ CD release @ This Ain't Hollywood Saturday 23 June

Paul Simon ~ Outrageous ~ Surprise ~ @ ACC Monday 11 June

Clela Errington ~ The Big Ones Get Away ~ In The Eddy ~ @ Tranzac Sunday

5:15  Ledbetter Alights

* The Jeremy Ledbetter Trio ~ Amanecer / Interview / Her New Wings / Mais Um ~ Got A Light? NEW DISK ~ @ Lula Lounge Wednesday 

5:40 Coolish Arts

* Alex St. Kitts ~ Fake Castles ~ The Projektor ~ @ Roncy Rocks Music & Arts Festival Saturday 

* Willard Bond ~ Postcard From The Grassy Knoll ~ Jiggery Pokery NEW DISK ~ CD release @ The Painted Lady Tuesday 26 June

* Andrew Collins ~ King Midas In Reverse ~ Tongue NEW DISK ~ CD release for Tongue & Groove @ Lula Lounge Sunday

6:00 Hearts Of Shine

* Fortunate Ones ~ Steady As She Goes / Interview with Andrew O'Brien ~ Hold Fast NEW DISK ~ CD release @ Adelaide Hall 19 October

 Brian Gladstone ~ Don't Bypass My Heart / Interview / I Want More Time In Your Dreams / New Boy ~ Brianology NEW DISK ~ CD release @ Hugh's Room Live Thursday 13 June  

6:30 Maximum Explosure

SZA ~ Pretty Little Birds ~ CTRL ~ @ Budweiser Stage Tuesday 12 June

Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin  (July 24, 1944 – June 4, 2018) with The Last Poets ~ Mean Machine ~ The Last Poets

The Supremes ~ Everyday People  ~ Let The Sunshine In (1969)

Tarheel Jack ~ Number Nine Train ~ More Jump Blues / Bluesmasters Series Vol. ll (Rhino)

6:45 Headlock Spindles

Alice Coltrane ~ A Love Supreme ~ Red, Hot & Cool / Toronto Music Listings 

* Jeremy Dutcher ~ Oqiton ~ Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa NEW DISK ~ @ The Great Hall Saturday

* The New Pornographers ~ The Laws Have Changed ~ The Electric Version ~ @ Yonge Dundas Square tonight

* Collette Savard ~ It Shines ~ Collette Savard & The Savants ~ @ The Tranzac Thursday 14 June 10 p.m.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Works Of Wisdom Wheeling Into Orbit

Ringleader and musical director for song crafters from around the world, Jeremy Ledbetter has finally taken the time to stand up and write his own album, with structural support from Rich Brown and Larnell Lewis, two of the most ferocious musicians in Toronto. The new record, GOT A LIGHT? is surprisingly... beautiful. With a chromatic kaleidoscope of patterns and palettes the songs light off candles and lanterns more than fireworks. Jeremy will let us in on his aesthetic ambitions and his upcoming CD release at Lula Lounge this Wednesday when he syncs into Orbit Friday at 5:15.

And at 6:00, we will hear from inspirational east coast duo Fortunate Ones who have released their second full-length album, HOLD FAST, full of good advice and exquisite harmony, this past month. It's a long rambling road that leads them to Toronto's Adelaide Hall on the 19th of October, but they have a summerful of sunny music to hold us over until then.

  Brian Gladstone will be live at 6:15 to preview his new disk Brianology, debuting at Hugh's Room Live next Thursday the 13th. 

Also featuring new music today by Jeremy Dutcher,Wax Mannequin and Willard Bond.