Corby's Orbit

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

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Playlist For Corby's Orbit Show of 16 November


Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby 

( Brought to you by Inventive Care Units, Cardio Empathy and Neuro Searchery )

5-7 p.m. Fridays online http://www.radioregent.com/ and at tunein.com .  

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

Guests: Ozgu Ozman & Ozan Boz of Minor Empire, Graham Nicholas and Kristin Lindell

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5:00 Gravitational Pulse

* Red Haven ~ All That Love Is ~ Funhouse Mirror NEW DISK

Leon Bridges ~ Forgive You / Lions ~ Good Thing

* Lazy Mike & Carson Mallon ~ Sweet Tooth ~ The Lo Speed Sessions NEW DISK

Roy Clark (April 15, 1933 – November 15, 2018) & Clarence Gatemouth Brown ~ The J.H. Boogie ~ Makin' Music (MCA 1979)

* Bellegarde ~ Flirtation ~ Anba Tonel NEW DISK / Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee


5:20 Root Awakening

* Minor Empire ~ Dunya / Yurtsuz / Interview with Ozgu Ozman & Ozan Boz / Iki Keklik ~ Uprooted Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee








5:40 Untravelling

* Graham Nicholas ~ Dial Tones And Pretty Notes / Interview / Mountain Flower (live) / Dark Horses Run (live) / Drinking Problems (live) ~ Dial Tones And Pretty Notes ~ @ Tranzac Friday 23 November 8 p.m.

6:00 Novembruary

* Lynn Miles ~ Just Let It Snow ~ Winter ~ @ St. Paul's United Church Saturday

* Naming The Twins ~ Lay Down Your Weapons ~ Sing The Winter Away NEW DISK ~ @ Free Times Cafe Friday 23 November 

Peter Paul & Mary ~ Gordon Lightfoot's For Lovin' Me ~ The Very Best Of..~ Peter Paul & Mary Singalong @ Free Times Cafe Wednesday 21 November 7:30

6:15 Keeping Current 

*Kristin Lindell ~ Feather / Interview ~ Overflowing ~ @ Free Times Cafe tonight for  Music For Healing Benefit


6:30 Free Range Native Organic Produce

* Great Lake Swimmers ~ The Open Sea ~ The Waves The Wake ~ @ Danforth Musc Hall Friday 23 November

* Ethan Ardelli ~ Thanks For Something ~ The Island Of Form NEW DISK ~ @ The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar Tuesday 20 November

* John Stetch & Vulneraville~ Urakawa ~ The Vancouver Concert ~ @ Hugh's Room Live Sunday

* Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop ~ Abundance Overture ~ Abundance NEW DISK ~ @ Rex Hotel Thursday 22 November / Toronto Music Listings

*T.C. Folkpunk ~ I'm Not Bitter ~ Poetic Off-License ~ @ Gerrard Art Space tonight

* Carly Dow ~ Something Lost ~ Comet NEW DISK








Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Mural Commemorating A Crucible Of Canadian Music On Yonge Street


Mural unveiled last year at 423 Yonge St. @ Carlton in TORONTO by Adrian Hayles. 22 stories, 70 feet high! Ya gotta love this guy and the Downtown Yonge BIA spearheaded by Mark Garner. 

From Top to bottom: The Band, David Clayton Thomas, Lonnie Johnson, Jay Douglas, Salome Bey, Goddo, Rush, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Webster, Cathy Young, Carol Pope, & The Five Rogues / Mandala. Yes Cathy Young thanks for sharing.

Notable Nomads In Orbital Conjunction THIS Coming Friday

The 14th Annual Canadian Folk Music Awards
will be coming up Friday November 30 & 
Saturday December 1, 2018 at The Gateway in Calgary. 
I'm always happy to see so many friends of the Orbit 
amongst the nominees. Most exciting for me are the 
World Music and Breaking The Boundaries categories, 
and it was a real pleasure to see Minor Empire up for 
World Group of the Year and producer / guitarist 
Ozan Boz
nominated for Producer of the Year 
for their epic album Uprooted.



Singer / Composer Ozgu Ozman will be calling in
 to catch up with us on the band's recent tour 
and future plans at 5:30.


With an upcoming showcase performance at the Tranzac next Friday evening at 8:00, Graham Nicholas will be intersecting with the Orbit at 5:45 and playing a few tunes.  He has been maintaining an extensive country crossing touring schedule, and has also shared the stage with the likes of Ron Hynes, Catherine Maclellan, Old Man Luedecke, Del Barber and Daniel Romano.


And at the Free Times Cafe this Friday, Nov 16, Kristin Lindell will be performing in support of Music Can Heal. She's on at 8 pm, followed by Brian Katz, Alan Gasser, but she will be swerving into the Orbital trajectory at 6:20 to talk and sing about her loves and causes and Sing Your Bliss, an a cappella group that she's been working with.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Playlist For Show Of 9 November with Patrick O'Reilly & Phill Albert of Sonic Perfume


Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby 

( Brought to you by Chronic Virtues, Platonic Vaccuums, and Tektonic Harmonicas)

5-7 p.m. Fridays online http://www.radioregent.com/ and at tunein.com .  

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

Guests: 
Patrick O'Reilly & Phill Albert of Sonic Perfume

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5:00 Edgy Cational

* Joni Mitchell ( born 7 Nov. 1943) ~ The Windfall ( Everything For Nothing ) ~ Night Ride Home (1991 Geffen)

* Colleen Brown ~ 7 Hours & 15 Days ~ Dirt (2012) ~@ TranzacThursday 15 November, 5 - 7 p.m.

* Elizabeth Shepherd ~ The Terminal ~ MonTRAL NEW DISK

* Kaia Kater ~ Misère / Meridian Ground ~ Grenades NEW DISK

* Civil Wray ~ Crows ~ Civil Wray ~ @ Supermarket Saturday 9 p.m. for Indie Week Semi Finals

Judy Collins ~ Leonard Cohen's (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) Hey That's No Way To Say Good-bye ~ Democracy ~ Leonard Cohen Tribute tonight & Saturday @ Hugh's Room Live

5:30 Glimmerous


Roy Hargrove (October 16, 1969 – November 2, 2018) ~ Crazy Race ~ Distractions

Up, Bustle & Out ~ 123 Alta Y Fuera ~ One Colour Just Reflects Another (Ninja Tune 1996)

* Lemon Bucket Orchestra ~ Palinka ~ If I Had The Strength NEW DISK ~ Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee

* Eugene Ripper ~ Angel ~ FFU # 5 NEW DISK ~ @ Tranzac tonight 7 p.m. for CD release

5:45 Rockin A Hard Place


* The Scott Nolan Band ~ Guns, Guns, Guns ~ Guess Who's Home

Lucinda Williams ~ Trying To Get To Heaven ~ Chimes Of Freedom The Songs Of Bob Dylan ~ @ Danforth Music Hall Tuesday 13  November and Phoenix Concert Theatre Wednesday 14 November

* Tony Quarrington feat. James Gordon ~ The Day We Took The Ridge ~ For King & Country ~ @ Hugh's Room Live Sunday


6:15 Vagrant Fragrance


* Sonic Perfume ~ Entrance / Exit Music ~ Geautiful Landscape vol. 2  NEW DISK / Interview with  Patrick O'Reilly & Phill Albert / Stimulate (live)/ Sunspot (live) ~ @ Tranzac Saturday for 416 Creative Improvisers Festival http://416festival.com/program 11:15 

6:30 Icon Digit


Curtis Mayfield ~ Can't Put No Thing On Me ~ Superfly

Thievery Corporation ~ Coming From The Top| ~ @ Rebel Sunday

* Whitehorse ~ December's Children ~ Winter Classic NEW DISK

* Reuben And The Dark ~ Can't See The Light ~ Funeral Sky ~ @ The Mod Club Wednesday 14 November

Karsh Kale ~ Saanjana (Ming and FS Mix) ~ Redesign / Toronto Music Listings

Bob Dylan ~ Chimes Of Freedom ~ Chimes Of Freedom / The Songs Of Bob Dylan 





Saturday, November 3, 2018

Corby's Orbit Playlist For 2 November with Rebecca Hennessy and Andrea Ramolo



                                                           Illustration by 33-year-old Joey Guidon from Italy

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby 

( Brought to you by Ensign Outs, Left Tenants, and Sergeant Rescue Operations)

5-7 p.m. Fridays online http://www.radioregent.com/ and at tunein.com .  

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

Guests: Rebecca Hennessy of Way North & Andrea Ramolo

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5:00 Corby's Obits

Sonny Fortune (May 19, 1939 – October 25, 2018) ~ Glue Fingers ~ From Now On

Tony Joe White (July 23, 1943 – October 24, 2018) ~ Willie & Laura Mae Jones ~ The Best Of...

5:15 Novembruary

* Simone Morris ~ Man In The Corner ~ Settling Up NEW DISK ~ @ Jazz Bistro Thursday 8 November

* Minor Empire ~ Iki Keklik ~ Uprooted ~@ Burdock Saturday Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee

5:30 Instinctual Latitudes

* Way North ~ Interview with Rebecca Hennessy / Airport To Knowhere / Fearless & Kind ~ Fearless & Kind NEW DISK ~ @ The Rex Monday & Tuesday, 5 & 6 November

5:45 Afro Café

St, Germain ~ The Earth Mother ~ SOEL Memento

Mafikizolo ~ Muntom'nyana ~ Kwela

Dodos ~ Family ~ Carrier ~ @ Horseshoe Thursday 8 November

6:00 Cohen Siding

* Andrea Ramolo ~ Interview / My Oh My / Everybody Knows ~ Homage NEW DISK ~ @ Burdock for CD release Wednesday 7 November















6:20 Jewellery Duty

* Cindy Doire ~ Camus ~ Panorama NEW DISK / Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee

* Georgian Bay ~ Willow ~ Courage Part ll - Moon NEW DISK

* Emm Gryner ~ What Fighters Do ( Here Comes Christmas ) ~ Torrential ~ @ Burdock Sunday

6:35 Bluetocracy

* Carlos Del Junco & The Blues Mongrels ~ Fool's Alibi ~ Mongrel Mash ~ @ The Duke Live Saturday

* Jenie Thai ~ Send Your Angels Down ~ Night On Fire NEW DISK ~ @ The Blue Goose Sunday 4 November

Javon Jackson ~ Hippodelphia ~ Pleasant Valley / Toronto Music Listings

Shakura Saida ~ Anti Love Song ~ Brown Sugar ~ @ Lula Lounge Sunday for Blues For The Red Door Shelter

St. Germain ~ We Died Already ~ SOEL Memento
















Thursday, November 1, 2018

Venturing Forth With Way North And Comparing Mythologies With Andrea Ramolo


Way North is a cross-border quartet of Canadian and American artists playing folk and world music with its backbone in jazz. 



Formed in Brooklyn in 2014 by three Canadians and a New Yorker, the band features saxophonist Petr Cancura who has played for Danilo Pere &the Mighty Popo, bassist Michael Herring, lately of Peripheral Vision, and American drummer Richie Barshay who has worked with Herbie Hancock,Chick Corea & Esperanza Spalding.


Joining the Orbit at 5:30, trumpeter/ composer / bandleader Rebecca Hennessy (2018 Toronto Emerging Jazz Artist / Women’s Blues Revue bandleader) will be sharing some pieces from their new disk, Fearless And Kind, and projecting details of the band's trajectory over the next few weeks as it embarks on a mini-tour of Ontario and Québec:

November 5 - Toronto, ON - The Rex 
November 6 - Toronto, ON -The RexNovember 7 - Ottawa, ON - The National Arts Centre 
November 8 - Montreal, QC - Resonance Cafe 
November 10 - Quebec City, QC - Maelstrom Saint-Roch 
November 11 - Kingston, ON - Kingston Jazz Society 


At 6:00 Toronto singer / songwriter Andrea Ramolo will be in Orbit, reflecting upon the influence of Leonard Cohen on her life and growth
Her passion for his work, on the second anniversary of his passing, has inspired the release of a new album, Homage, featuring her impressionistic interpretations of ten of his songs. The album is currently available for listening on No Depression's website: andrea-ramolos-homage-tribute-leonard-cohen-out-nov-7
Launching Homage at Burdock this coming Wednesday evening, Andrea will soon be supporting the release with a coast to coast tour including:
Nov 3 - Thornhill
Nov 6 - Collingwood
Nov 7 - Toronto
Nov 9 - Burnstown
Nov 10 - Montreal
Nov 17 - Swift Current
Nov 18 - Regina
Nov 19 - Saskatoon
Nov 20 - Calgary
Nov 21 - Edmonton
Nov 24 - Lions Bay
Nov 25 - Vancouver
Jan 25/26 - Halifax
...More dates TBA...

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Playlist For Corby's Orbit Show of 26 October


                   Sundog, photo by Martin Male, marvelled at recently by multiple Yellowknifers 

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby 

( Brought to you by Delicious Intent, Relish Aforethought and A Flavourable Outlook)

5-7 p.m. Fridays online http://www.radioregent.com/ and at tunein.com .  

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

Guests: Madeleine Roger, George Crotty, Oisin Hannigan and Peter Klaassen, Brenna MacCrimmon and Jeff LaRochelle

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5:00 Mystique De Musique

Zachary Richard ~ Au Bal du Bataclan ~ Gombo

* Madeleine Roger ~ Take My Time / Cottonwood / Interview ~ Cottonwood NEW DISK 

5:20 Unidentified Flying Reggae
Nana McLean ~ Got To Move On / Leroy Junior ~ I Believe In Music ~ Leroy Brown & Friends ~ Rastafest Reggae Festival @ Artscape Wychwood Barns Friday 2 November

5:30 Unleashed Provocations





* Four String Nomads ~ Interview / Palagara (Live) / What's The Craic? (Live) / Bond Street (unreleased)














5:50 Global-Cabana

* So Long Seven ~ Medley from Kali Kalo Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee~ @ Revival Sunday for World Music! Fun!

* Brenna MacCrimmon ~ Interview /  Yagmur Yagar Tas Ustune Live Performance ~ @ Revival Sunday for World Music! Fun!


6:10 Fever Party

The Videls ~ Now That Summer Is Gone / Frankie Valli ~ This Is Real  / Clyde McPhatter ~ A Lover's Question ~ Doo Wop Groups & Crooners

*La Suite ~ L'impatiente ~ Inventions Pour Deux  Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee

* Ronley Teper ~ Freedom ~ The Game ~ @ Dakota Tavern Thursday 1 November for first of a monthly residency "Therapy" with Jessica Stuart and Vivienne Wilder

6:30 Focal Lengths


* Jeff LaRochelle ~ Does The Internet Dream Of Itself / Interview / The Oasis / Mirage ~ Lenses Extend NEW DISK ~ @ Burdock Thursday 1 November

6:45 Native Glides

Mary Mary ~ What A Friend ~ Thankful

Toronto Music Listings

* Ivan Rosenberg ~ Thoughts And Prayers ~ Amazing Disgrace ~ NEW EP @ The Local Sundays @ 5 p.m. https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/ivanrosenberg11?fbclid=IwAR1AFzCLHJDl_hevk2aUW6ZEI9bDtcHi-xi-vvaitS0jy-YPAWI4k02S6pc

* Georgian Bay ~ Roi ~ Courage Vol. 2: Moon NEW DISK ~ CD release @ Hugh's Room Live Sunday

* Dana Sipos ~ Lighthouse Nights ~ Trick Of The Light  NEW DISK  Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee

* Linda Saslove ~ Wonderland ~ Everything