Corby's Orbit

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

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Playlist For Show Of 20 December

Host: Paul Corby      
( brought to you by Coniferous Inferences, Noel Nuances and Reindeer Rumours )
5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:00 Christmas Presences

Horace Silver ~ Safari ~ Doodlin'
*David Gogo ~ Christmas Blues ~ Christmas With The Blues
Lonnie Brooks ~ Christmas In The Bayou ~ Alligator Records' Christmas Collection
*Ox ~ I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day ~ Silent Night And Other Cowboy Songs
*Lindi Ortega ~ All I Want For Christmas Is A Cowboy ~ Tennessee Christmas 

5:20 Mistletones

Ray Charles & Betty Carter ~ Baby It's Cold Outside ~ The Spirit Of Christmas

*Terry Gillespie ~ The Devil Likes To Win ~ Bluesoul Sampler NEW DISK

The Sound Of Blackness ~ The Jolly One  Is Here ~ The Night Before Christmas:A Musical Fantasy

Mary J. Blige ~ Mary Did You Know? ~ A Mary Christmas  NEW DISK

*Coral Egan ~ Soul Sunday ~ The Year He Drove Me Crazy

5:40 Santa Meters

*Gregory Hoskins & Gary Craig ~ There Will Be Good Days ~ The Map Of Above / The Map Of Below Gary Craig @ The Rex Saturday for Winter Solstice Blues

*Duane Andrews & Craig Young ~ The Maid Behind The Bar ~Charlie's Boogie

*Ryan Van Lieshout ~ I'll Be Home For Christmas ~ Canoe.FM's Christmas Memories NEW DISK

*Gord Kidd ~ O Holy Night ~ Canoe.FM's Christmas Memories NEW DISK

6:00 All Is Bright
Valerie June ~ On My Way ~ Pushing Against A Stone
Shifter ~ Flipside ~ Winter Chill 
39 Vibes ~ Sometimes Lonely ~ Winter Chill
*Rose Cousins ~ A New Kind Of Light ~ A New Kind Of Light 
*Kith & Kin ~ The Wexford Carol ~ Yet Will We Be Merry @ The Imperial Pub tonight 

6:20 Rhythm and Bloor
Patti LaBelle ~ This Christmas ~ The Soul Train Christmas Starfest Album
*Steve Ambrose ~ Love Is Breakin' Out ~ Love Is Breakin' Out @ Seven44 Sunday 5 p.m.with Mike McKenna
*Nick Buzz ~ Uncle Bumbo's Christmas ~ A Quiet Evening At Home 

6:40 Inner Town Of Bethlehem

The Crystals ~ Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer ~ A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector (1963)
Darlene Love ~ Winter Wonderland ~ Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector (1963)
Son Seals ~ Lonesome Christmas ~ Alligator Records' Christmas Collection
Horace Silver ~ Opus De Funk ~ With a tinselling of Toronto Music Listings entwined
Marcia Griffiths ~ Deep In My Heart ~ @ Jamaican Canadian Association Saturday

Friday, December 20, 2013

My 50 Most Adored and Played Albums of 2013

Pharis & Jason Romero    Long Gone Out West Blues
Nuela Charles      Aware
The Matinee    We Swore We’d See The Sunrise
Kevin Breit & The Upper York Mandolin Orchestra
Field Recording
Jaffa Road    Where The Light Gets In

Charlie A’Court     Triumph & Disaster
Kristi  Lane Sinclair      The Sea Alone
Imaginary Cities    Fall Of Romance
Bob Dylan    Tempest
Bob Marley     Legend Remixed

Zaki  Ibrahim            Every Opposite
Braids      Flourish // Perish
Nick Buzz     A Quiet Evening At Home
Mimi Oz     Three Of Swords
Neko Case    The Worse Things Get, The Harder I     Fight; The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You

Coral Egan         The Year He Drove Me Crazy
K.C. Roberts & The Live Revolution     Parkdale Funk 2
Gregory Hoskins & Gary Craig ~ The Map Of Above /   The Map Of Below
J D Edwards      Roads And Roads
The Fugitives   Everything Will Happen
Epic EP’s
Coyote     Tracks
Wake Owl      Wild Country
Skydiggers    Angels

The Silent Comedy    Friends / Divide

Emeli Sandé              Our Version Of Events
Tannis Slimmon     In & Out Of Harmony
Sagapool     Sagapool
Morlove    Old Tomorrow
Corinna Rose    Northeast Southwest

The Crackling   Mary Magdalene
New Country Rehab    Ghost Of Your Charms
Eric Burdon   ‘Til Your River Runs Dry
Lynn Miles     Downpour
Sarah Jaffe   The Body Wins

Jah  Cure         World Cry
Anamanaguchi      Endless Fantasy
Superhuman Happiness    Hands
A Tribe Called Red    A Tribe Called Red   
Kim Beggs     Beauty And Breaking

Deborah Holland   Vancouver
Lindi Ortega   Tin Star
Girls     Soundtrack
K-OS  Black & Blonde
Shad   Flying Colours

Harley Card       Hedgerow
Jean-Paul De Roover     Complexity In Simplicity
Valerie June      Pushing Against A Stone
Deer Tick                 Negativity
Duane Andrews & Craig Young  Charlie’s Boogie

Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party     Old Town
Mϋm       Smilewound
Royal Canoe    Today We’re Believers
The Hot At Nights    Try This!
The Kendall Wall Band    The Way We Was

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Thought Balloons And Catching A Drift

Playlist for Half-Show of 13 December

Host: Paul Corby      

Radio Regent is now available on ROGERS Channel 60 in downtown T.O.
I had to bail after an hour today for a family occasion. Next week: full-bore Christmas show
( brought to you by Evasive Attractions, Ectopic Frequencies, and Off-The-Beaten Tracks )
5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:00 Rockin' Stuffers

Valerie June ~ You Can't Be Told ~ Pushing Against The Stone NEW DISK
Billie Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones ~ Oh So Many Years ~ Foreverly NEW DISK
*Jill  Barber ~ Try For Peace ~ A New Kind Of Light (FEED NOVA SCOTIA)
*Wax Mannequin ~ Small Living Things ~ @The Garrison Wed. 18 December

5:20 Strong Seasonings

*Justin Haynes ~ Child Support ~ Barnyard Drama vol. 8
*Toronto Mass Choir ~ O Little Town Of Bethlehem ~ A Christmas Gift @ Roy Thompson Hall Wed 18 Dec. 12:00
*Ranee Lee & Oliver Jones ~ The Christmas Waltz ~ A Celebration In Time (Justin Time)

5:30 Local Puissantations

Regina Carter ~ Mojito ~ Rhythms Of The Heart @ Koerner Hall Saturday
* The Once ~ Jack The Sailor @ Enwave TheatreTuesday, 17 December
*Ladies Of The Canyon ~ No Deliverance ~ Haunted Woman @ The Horseshoe tonight & Saturday supporting Matt Mays

5:45 Toronto Music Decipherments  over Regina Carter's excerpt from Alexandra (Paganini: After A Dream)
Ray Charles ~ Christmas In My Heart ~ The Spirit Of Christmas (Concord)

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Playlist For Show Of 6 December 2013

Host: Paul Corby      

Radio Regent is now available on ROGERS Channel 60 in downtown T.O.

( brought to you by The Full Nelson, Torn Apartheid and The Indelible Mandela )
5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

Guest: Ana Egge

5:00 What Comes First? (Hint: Not The Chicken.)

*Ana Egge ~ Motorcycle / Silver Heels / There Won't Be Anymore / Interview ~@ The Dakota tonight

Howie Gelb ~ The Coincidentalist ~ The Coincidentalist ~@ The Drake Underground Saturday

5:15 Amandla Awetu 
Hugh Masekela ~ Mandela ~ Live At The Market Theatre 

Amadaduzo ~ Amagugu / Boyoyo Boys ~ Sparks ~ Contemporary African Folk Music

5:30 Intima Verite
Clarence Gatemouth Brown ~ There You Are ~ The Man (Verve)
Solex ~ Knee-High ~ Low Kick And Hard Bop
Blackalicious ~ A to G / Sleep ~ NIA @ Adelaide Hall Saturday

5:45 Sentimental Filaments
*The Golden Dogs ~ As Long As You Like ~ Coat Of Arms @ The Cameron House tonight and Saturday
*LeE HARVeY OsMOND ~ Parkland ~ The Kennedy Suite ~@ Hugh's Room Sunday w. Harlan Pepper
Paul Kelly ~ How To Make Gravy 
*Skydiggers ~ Christmas In Prison ~ Angels EP
*Mimi Oz ~ Your Eyes ~ Sam Larkin Tribute @ Hugh's Room Monday 9 December

6:15 Mango Tangoes
*Annabelle Chvostek ~ Equal Rights ~Rise @ Church Of The Holy Trinity with Echo Womens' Choir, Sunday
*Carl Henry ~ Wonderful World ~ @ Cadillac Lounge tonight
*Tony Gits ~ Songs Of Freedom ~ itunes 

6:30 Subtle Baubles
Del Barber ~ Believe Me / Can't Turn Around ~ @ The Horseshoe Saturday for Songs From Winnipeg

* Rae Billing ~ I Only (Want It All) ~ Walls And Fences ~@ The Cameron Mondays @ 6 p.m.
* Oh My Darling ~ Roustabout ~ Sweet Nostalgia 

6:45 Chin Chillers

Don Byron ~ Klang ~ You Are # 6 @ Zooma Zooma Cafe tonight

Wynton Marsalis feat. Jon Hendricks ~ Sleigh Ride ~ Crescent City Christmas Card ~ @ Massey Hall Monday 9 December

< Saroos ~ Henderson Island / Tsalal Nights ~ Return ...with a tinsel of Toronto Music Listings wound about

Percy Mayfield ~ The Voice Within ~ My Blues

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Playlist For Show Of 29 November

Host: Paul Corby      

Radio Regent is now available on ROGERS Channel 60 in downtown T.O.

( brought to you by Vinyl Exams, Disc Appearances and Record Highs )
5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

Guest Programmer: Steve Fruitman whose new show, called 33*44*78 , with an all-vinyl format, debuts December 4th on CIUT at 5:00

5:00 Go Round My Head
The Beatles ~ Anna ~ Twist & Shout
*Stompin' Tom Connors ~ Bud The Spud ~ Bud The Spud
*Bud Roberts ~ The Alcan Run ~ The Alcan Run
*The Rainvilles ~ The Polar Bear Express

5:30 Will Not Suppress The Rising Tide
Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention ~ Hungry Freaks Daddy

Pink Floyd ~ Astronomy Domine ~ The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

Ten Years After ~ Woman Trouble ~ Stonedhenge
Buddy Rich & Max Roach ~ Yesterdays ~ Buddy Rich Versus Max Roach

6:00 See Thee Rise

*Polish Canadians ~ Pamiatki ~ Polish Canadians 
*Colin Linden ~ U-Turn ~ Colin Linden Live
*Joe Hall ~ Vampire Beavers ~ Rancho Banano

6:15 Waiting For The Tide To Flow

Ralph McTell ~ Streets Of London ~ Spiral Staircase
*Daisy Debolt ~ Sitting In Limbo ~ CBC Archival Disc
*The Orton Yahoos ~ The Rabbit

6:30 Exotic Stances

*Elephant Stone ~ A Silent Moment ~ @ Lee's Palace tonight

*Delhi To Dublin ~ Bodega Ridge Part 2 ~ Planet Electric @ The Great Hall tonight

Laurent Garnier ~ When We Need To Play / It's You / Erotic Illusions with an embossing of Toronto music listings superimposed

*The Strumbellas ~ Home Sweet Home ~ We Still Move On Dance Floors @ The Horseshoe Saturdays

* Rachelle Van Zanten ~ I Fight For Life ~@ Massey Hall Saturday for Women's Blues Review & @ Patagonia Sunday Sharing Stories Of Environmental Activism, 4-6 p.m.

Mark Berube is one of Canada's most captivating and unfaltering talents, having devoted himself with the spirit of a craftsman to the art of song over the course of the last decade. 
Nov 16 - Victoriaville, QC - Vieux St Pierre
Nov 22/23 – Montreal, QC – Divan Orange | M for Montreal
Nov 29 - Gatineau, QC - La  Basoche
Nov 30 - Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle
Dec 03 – Toronto, ON – The Dakota

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Orbital Sugaring ~ Steve Fruitman Comes A Rolling In

Mr. Steve Fruitman, 25 - year veteran of  Toronto campus radio outpost CIUT, has closed down his folk-championing show, Back To The Sugar Camp this week.

He will be with me for my show this week, remembering the highs, hopes and perils of the program. As he transitions on CIUT into a new all-vinyl format on December 4th called 33*44*78, we'll have a chance to catch him in suspended animation as he shares his views on the tumults and treasures that contemporary Canadian roots music is currently negotiating.

From his final words on the Sugar Camp: So why aren’t there any commercial FM radio stations that can
> provide us with folk/roots programing that highlight the magnitude
> of the music recorded in this country? Why does the ‘muzic biz’ not
> focus their attention on getting maximum exposure for their clients?
> Where is the will to provide us with easily accessible radio that
> showcases our home-grown musical talent and entertainment, anywhere
> in this country?

My kind of talk. We will be getting all up in the music. Listen along.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Playlist For Show of 22 November

Host: Paul Corby      

Radio Regent is now available on ROGERS Channel 60 in downtown T.O.

( brought to you by Mystic Lipstick, Cosmic Cosmetics and Fission Makeup )
5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

Guests: Duane Andrews & Craig Young, Freeman Dre and Gary Craig
5:00 The Ska Goes On Forever

The Skandalous All-Stars ~ Guns Of Navarone ~The Skatalites @ Lee's Palace tonight
*Ill Scarlet ~ Take A Ride ~ @ Club 108 tonight

5:10 Django - Belle - Rock

*Duane Andrews & Craig Young ~ The D-18 Song / Charlie's Boogie / Interview / Joe Batts Long Arm Liners (live) / Confessin' (live)  / @The Tranzac tonight
5:30 Blue Motorcade (JFK Remains)

*Young Galaxy ~ In Fire ~ @ The Hoxton tonight
*Royal Canoe ~ Show Me Your Eyes ~ @ The Garrison Sunday
*Harlan Pepper ~ Secret Spy Decoder Ring ~ @ The Winter Garden for The Kennedy Suite tonight and Saturday NEW DISK
Poco ~ Dallas (by Walter Becker & Donald Fagen) ~ Head Over Heels
The Byrds ~ He Was A Friend Of Mine ~ Turn Turn Turn

5:50 Young Freeman Single

*Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party ~ Wickedness / Apophenia / Outerview ~Single Release @ The Dakota Saturday

6:00 SKYrocking

*K.C. Roberts & The Live Revolution feat. D-Sisive ~ Hanging From A Jet Plane Wheel @ Revival tonight NEW DISK

*Mark Berube ~ Confessions To A Streetlight ~ Russian Dolls ~ @ The Dakota Tues. 3 December NEW DISK

*J.D. Edwards ~ I Can Swim ~ Roads And Roads ~ @ The R.O.M. & The Dakota (10:30) tonight NEW DISK
Ana Egge ~ Driving With No Hands ~ @ The Dakota and on Corby's Orbit Friday, 6 December 7:00
*MAZ ~ Reel Du Lac Croche ~ Chasse Galerie  NEW DISK

6:30 Fundamental Firmaments
*Gregory Hoskins & Gary Craig ~ To Be Open / It's Always Something / Outerview  with Gary Craig / The Map Of Above The Map Of Below CD Release @ The Drake Underground Tuesday, 27 November  NEW DISK

6:45 Day Gets Shorter

Wayne Shorter ~ Pay As You Go / Toronto Live Music Incitements are declaimed over Second Genesis 
Wayne Shorter Quartet @ Massey Hall tonight, 80th Year Celebration

The Treniers ~ Go! Go! Go! / It Rocks! It Rolls! It Swings!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Friday's Show Is Fully Saddled Up

Duane Andrews & Craig Young live at the Orbital Outset @ 5:00 p.m. sharp this Friday. Guitar gorgeousness. At the Tranzac Main Hall at 8:30!

Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party single release at The Dakota Saturday and in convex conversation at 5:55 on the Orbital rooftop

Copious soulfulness of the J.D. Edwards Band at the Dakota @ 10:30 tonight!! And in Orbit at 6:15

Gregory Hoskins and Gary Craig have an evanescent new record called "The Map Of Above / The Map Of Below" premiering at The Drake Hotel Underground on Tuesday, 26 November. Gary Craig will intersect with us by phone at 6:30.