Corby's Orbit

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

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Playlist For Show Of 28 July

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby 
(Brought to you by Innocence Burners, Candlegardens, and Miscellaneous Combustions )

Guest: Jake Roels aka Alphabot!

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

5:00 Private Propriety

* Chris Ronald ~ Rain City Blues / Freedom Train ~ Fragments NEW DISK

* Melanie Peterson ~ Been So Long ~ Two EP NEW DISK

Shelby Lynn ~ Gotta Get Back ~ I Am Shelby Lynn 

* Zaki Ibrahim ~ Love / Like ~ Eclectic 8 ~ @ Yonge Dundas Square Friday 4 August

5:20 Alphabot!  (and Omega)

* Trad Attack ~ Must Madu (Black Snake) ~ AH! NEW DISK ~ @ Hugh`s Room Live Wednesday 16 August

* Laura Barrett ~ Bluebird ~ Victory Garden ~ @ Crush On Humans August Summerworks 

* Wax Mannequin ~ Doin` ~ Saxon ~ @ Crush On Humans August Summerworks 

* Dave Kleiser ~ Hollywood! ~ Pre-release EXCLUSIVE ~ @ Crush On Humans August Summerworks 

* Alphabot! ~  Halve A Heart ~ Interview with Jake Roels ~ @ Crush On Humans @ August Summerworks

5:45 Sparking Authorities

Margaret Glaspy ~ Emotions And Math ~ Emotions And Math @ Way Home Festival

* Blair Packham ~ Proof ~ Unpopular Pop NEW DISK

Kirk Franklin ~ Wanna Be Happy / Tim Bowman Jr. ~ I`m Good / Travis Greene Made A Way ~ WOW Gospel 2017 NEW DISK

Vera Hall ~ Trouble So Hard ~ Blues & Soul Sessions 

Dorothy Love Coates and The Original Gospel Harmonettes~ Ninety-Nine And A Half ~ The Best Of...

Estonian Philharmonic Choir ~ Arvo Part`s ``Agnus Dei ``~ Te Deum

* Layah Jane ~ Put Your Foot Down Patience

Emmaus Group (arr. by Hans Zimmer) ~ Keep Your Eyes On The Prize ~ Green Card Sdtrk

6:20 Blue Jazz Mine

* Brownman Electryc Trio ~ Anxiety And The Creature Within ~ Gravitation: A Study In Freefall ~ @ Beaches Jazz Fest all weekend

* Chic Gamine ~ The Locomotion ~ Train Songs

Eartha Kitt ~ I Need A Man ~ CafĂ© De Flores

West Trainz feat. Betty Bonifassi ~ Prettiest Train ~ Train Songs

Buddy Guy and Jeff Beck ~ Mustang Sally ~ Blues And Soul Sessions

Hans Zimmer ~ Restless Elephants ~ Green Card Sdtrk. ~ Hans Zimmer @  A.C.C. Tuesday 1 August

6:40 Access To Grind

David Liebman w. The McGill Jazz Ensemble ~ Captain Perfect / Decoupage ~ Day & Night ~ Dave Liebman @ The Rex tonight & Saturday

* Steven Page ~ Linda Ronstadt In The Seventies Heal Thyself Pt. 1: Instinct


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Alphabot Engages Conversational Interface With Orbital Humanity

Jake Roels, aka Alphabot, will be bringing his badass robotics and corrugated persona into the Orbital ecosphere this Friday at 5:30 in support of his latest pan-androidal regatta of talent,  hovering for several days  around the Queen / Dufferin cultural matrix in August for Summerworks ~ (see poster). Come on up to listen and program his program into your database.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Corby's Orbit : Best Served Chilled

I will be decommissioned for the next two weeks as July takes over my metabolism. There is a Tall Ships event in the Old Port of Quebec City and Levis>>>>>>>> where I will be offering up mallets aforethought July 19-23 for those wishing to beat the Conundrum .

 The Orbit will be cycling back for the last show of the month, on 28 July, when  my estimable Canadian music fan and friend Paul Cullen will be offering up some considerable tunes to close off the month of Great Canadian Songs.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Playlist For Show Of 7 July

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby 

(Brought to you by Circuses Intense, Carnivorous Carnivals, and Festivaled Interests )

Guests: Kit Johnson, Adrian "Sherriff" Miller and Iman of The Wasted La La's

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

5:00 Lively Suspects

* The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer ~ Get Ready ~ Apocalypstick ~@ Harbourfront Saturday 

* Alex Cuba ~ El Dia De Hoy ~ La Unico Constante ~ @ Harbourfront Saturday

* Whitehorse ~ Die Alone ~ Panther In The Dollhouse NEW DISK ~ CD release @ Revival Tuesday 11 July

DJ Shadow ~ Six Days ~ The Private Press ~ @ Danforth Music Hall tonight

5:20 Re-In-Canadiazation

Meiway ~ Assez ~ Drop The Debt ~ Afrofest @ Woodbine Park Saturday and Sunday

The Cash Box Kings ~ Build The Wall ~ Royal Mint (Alligator) NEW DISK

* Glenn McFarlane ~ Newfoundland 9-1-1 ~ Time To Kill NEW DISK

* Lennie Gallant ~ Which Way Does The River Run ~ The Open Window

Interview with Kit Johnson ~ Canada 150 Top 17 Canadian Songs

* Kate & Anna McGarrigle ~ Complainte Pour Ste-Catherine ~ Tell My Sister

5:45 Jubi-Lattes

* K.C. Roberts & The Live Revolution ~ What I Try To Remember ~ @ Lee's Palace Saturday & @ First Canadian Place Thursday 13 July, 12:15 p.m.

* Iman & The Wasted La La's ~ Brown-Skinned Girls ~ Home Is Where My Feet Are NEW DISK @ The Supermarket Saturday

* Drumhand ~ Belle Du Nord ~ Contretemps ~ @ Toronto Botanical Garden Thursday 7 p.m.

Mountain ~ The Animal Trainer And The Toad ~ Nantucket Sleighride ~ Corky Laing @ The Garrison Saturday

6:15 No Borders: Just Edges

* Tanika Charles ~ More Than A Man ~ Soul Run ~ @ Harbourfront tonight 

Geri Allen  (June 12, 1957 – June 27, 2017) ~ Batista's Groove ~ The Nurturer 

* Adrian Miller ~ Mother Earth / Interview / Rockerz Music ~ Mother Earth NEW DISK ~ CD release @ Rivoli Friday14 July

King Tubby ~ Bag A Wire (Avatars Of Dub Remix) ~ Blood & Fire Select Cuts

6:45 Iman Beings

* Iman And The Wasted La La's ~ Want From Me / Interview with Iman / The Start ~ Home Is Where My Feet Are NEW DISK @ The Supermarket Saturday

* Michael Shand ~ Kum ~ Patience For Life / Toronto Music Listings

* Peter Katz ~ We Won't Mind ~ We Are The Reckoning ~ @ Roy Thompson Hall patio Thursday 13 July 4:30

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Friday's Spatial Guests - and MORE CANADIAN MUSIC!!!

 As a chronic bass rocker, Kit Johnson has for decades been a sturdy plinth for many of Canada's most towering musical talents

Having provided low end security  for Murray McLaughlin, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, David Wilcox, Lynn Miles, and perhaps a couple of hundred others, Kit has an inner track on what goes into the making of a good song.

He will be calling in from Calgary with some responses to my quest for our Top 17 Songs. We'll chat and listen to a couple of his favourites around 5:30. 

Listen for him soon with Wilcox at the Wild Mountain Festival in Alberta, and as bass man for the house band at the 2017 Edmonton Folk Festival with Amos Garrett (for his 32nd consecutive year).

It's been awhile since Scar-bro indie soul aggregate Iman & The Wasted La-La's let loose, but they are on the rise once again with a show at The Supermarket this Saturday, an EP release concert for "...Don't Tell Iman"

Iman will join me in Orbit at 6:00 to preview her new sounds.

 Adrian "Sherriff" Miller is at the very root of Toronto reggae history. As a founding member and riotous lead vocalist for Earth Roots and Water and 20th Century Rebels, and then as a solo artist on 1985's Empty Promises and 2010's Rude Boy On The Bus, his tenacity and talent have brought him to his most accomplished release yet: Mother Earth

Powered by a wide variety of styles, Adrian's vocal velocity and thinking man's lyrics on this record will help propel the entire genre of Canadian reggae into the 21st century. It will be unleashed fully at a special concert, with his new band and Toronto's The Memberz next Friday at the Rivoli. He'll be beaming into the Orbit with fire and focus at 6:30.

Listen up to Corby's Orbit, Fridays from 5 til 7, on Radio Regent, in the heart of Toronto, for the best in Canadian music.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Kingston All Stars on Canada Day

Celebrating Canada Day-Yard Style- at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, here is a live performance by Kingston All Stars, filmed by Annalee Orr, supreme reggae fan. On drums, master musician Sly Dunbar with Jah T on bass, Mikey Chung and Hux Brown and Ansel Collins on keys. 

Also on the bill were Carol Brown and the legendary Stranger Cole and Noel Ellis.

Sunday, July 2, 2017