Corby's Orbit

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

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Playlist For Show Of 27 September

                             Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby 

( Brought to you by Fatal Fluorocarbons, Terminal Tarsands and Failing Tailings

5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  

Guests: Jane Lewis & Eve Goldberg of Gathering Sparks and Colleen Searson of Searson

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Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 And So The Green Comes Tumbling Down

 Tracy Chapman ~ The Times They Are A-Changing ~ Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration

* The Lifers ~ Tip ~ NEW SINGLE

Booker T. Jones ~ Progress ~ The Route To Quadrophenia (Mojo)

Cinematic Orchestra ~ Evolution ~ The Cinematic Orchestra

* Tim Baker ~ The Only World 
The Only World NEW SINGLE

Roseanne Cash ~ Save The Country ~ Laura Nyro: Time And Love

5:30 Where There's Sparks
* Gathering Sparks ~ We Are The Ones / Interview with Jane Lewis & Eve Goldberg / Bringing In The Light ~ All That's Real NEW DISK ~ CD launch @ Hugh's Room Live Thursday 3 October

Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers ~ Can I Sleep In Your Barn Tonight Mister? 

(New York, July 1925, JSP Records)

* Charrlonmane Collective ~ The Raft Beyond Cave Pond ~ Water Under The Bridge

* Broomsticks & Hammers ~ Playin' By Their Rules ~ Mirrorbox 

6:00 Fiddle Fidelity
* Searson ~ Better Than Fine / Night Patrol / Interview with Colleen Searson / Fiddle Jam ~ Live At The Neat Café NEW DISK 

6:20 Cuba Roots

* Sam Kirmayer Trio ~ On A Clear Day ~ High & Low NEW DISK ~ @ Jazz Bistro Wednesday 2 October

* Alex Cuba ~ Hoy Como Ayer con Pablo Milanés / Dividido con Silvana Estrada / De Los Dos / Yo No Sé ~ Sublime NEW DISK 

6:40 Awide And Awake

* Kiran Ahluwalia with Tinariwen ~ Musst Musst ~ Aam Zameen ~ Tinariwen @ Danforth Music Hall Saturday

* Al Qahwa ~ The Beautiful One ~ Cairo Moon ~ @ Aga Khan Monday 30 September

Jaki Byard ~ Spanish Tinge ~ On The Spot / Toronto Music Listings 

B.B. King ~ Woman's Got Soul ~ A Tribute To Curtis Mayfield 

Massive Attack feat. Horace Andy ~ Hymn Of The Big Wheel ~ Protection

Go to: or or to find a climate strike demonstration near you. This is a song written & recorded by Tim Baker (& friends) for the #weekforfuture, Climate Strike Canada & the Global Student Climate Strike Movement September 20-27 (or as long as it takes). Please share & sing & march! The Only World Chorus: F Bb F the only world we got it’s the only world we got it’s the only world we got it’s the only world we got V1. Bb Bb for everything that i love, for everything that’s yet to come F C7 let’s take our future back Bb Bb they say we’re too young, but their old ways are gonna kill us all F C7 F let’s take our future back V2. people come on come out, of your school & your work & your house and take our future back if we can pull it all together now, maybe we can turn this ship around and take our future back Chorus V3. i won’t sit idly by, while the poison waters rise let's take our future back i won't shut up and be quiet, while the world around me dies we got to take our future back V4. i won't sit at my desk, while the wildfires take the west we'll take our future back i won't take your war, or your plastic choking the ocean floor we got to take our future back Chorus V5. there’s no-one steering the boat, and we’re heading for these f***ing crazy storms take our future back are we only driven by, all their greed & their fear & their lies? take our future back V6. and those that deny, are taking profits off the pipes let’s take our future back and those of us that fight, are fighting for the weak & the poor & the tired and we’ll take our future back Chorus V7. we fight for the animals, we fight for the very air in our lungs n to take our future back we fight for the unborn, we fight for those that can’t fight anymore to take our future back V8. for everything i love, for everything that’s yet to come let’s take our future back they say we’re too young, but their old ways are gonna kill us all so let’s take our future back Chorus

Saturday, September 21, 2019

I'll be showing paintings of four of my favourite musicians this weekend. Can you tell who they are?

Jessica Stuart in Regent Park

              The late Joe Hall ~ Last Show At The Tranzac

     Sue Foley @ Koerner Hall For The Maple Blues Awards 

            Tara Kannangara On The Red Carpet At The Junos

Playlist For Corby's Orbit Show Of 20 September

                                                          Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby 

( Brought to you by Up & Shine, Rise & At 'em and Against & Again

5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  

Guests:   James Gordon & Surefire Sweat's Larry Graves

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Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Sundial Tones

* Paul Horn and R. Carlos Nakai ~ Life Surrounds Me ~ Inside Canyon de Chelly 

The Richie Furay Band ~ Look At The Sun ~ I've Got A Reason (Geffen 1976)

* Gathering Sparks ~ You're My Sister ~ All That's Real NEW DISK ~  @ Hugh's Room Live Thurs Oct 3, 8:30 pm.Get tickets!

Ric Okasek (March 23, 1944 – September 15, 2019) ~ Steal The Night ~ King Of Comedy Sdtrk 

Zamunda ~ Bright As The Day ~ Scrips & Scrolls 

* Shari Ulrich ~ Mars ~ Back To Shore NEW DISK

5:30 Ornate Innovations

* Adrian Miller ~ Mother Earth ~ Mother Earth

* Surefire Sweat ~ Scoffle Strut / Interview with Larry Graves / Sunshine Interference / A Tale Of Two Times ~ Surefire Sweat NEW DISK ~ @ Stakt - 24 Bathurst FREE for Small World Music Festival Sunday 3 p.m.

  • 12:00 – DJ Medicineman – Global Grooves
  • 1:00 – Carla Dias Trio – Brazilian samba, forró and MPB
  • 2:00 – M El M’rabet Trio – Middle Eastern jazz
  • 3:00Surefire Sweat – Jazz horns meet funky drums
  • 3:45 – Collectivo drum ensemble – Latin American
  • 4:00 – DoVira – Balkan beats and Slavic sounds
  • 4:45 – Collectivo drum ensemble
  • 5:00- Wu-Sen & the Fam – Moroccan hip hop – Toronto Debut
  • 5:45 – OBUXUM – Somali-Canadian producer and beatmaker
6:00  Activism Visions

* James Gordon ~You Want To Be Heard ~ The System Isn't  Broken / How? (live)~ The Heritage Hall Sessions NEW DISK  

Randy Newman ~ Burn On ~ Sail Away 

* Bruce Cockburn ~ The Beautiful Creatures ~ Life Short  Call Now  (True North 2006)

6:30 Wild Animus

Luther Vandross ~ The Windows of The World / What The World Needs Now ~ One Amazing Night: A Tribute to Burt Bacharach & Hal David

Toronzo Cannon ~ The Silence Of My Friends ~ The Preacher, The Politician & The Pimp NEW DISK

* Elizabeth Shepherd ~ The Terminal ~ MONtréal ~ @ Hugh's Room Live Monday 

* Joel Miller ~ Pachamama ~ Unstoppable NEW DISK / Toronto Music Listings

Selway ~ George Harrison's Something / Jette-Ives ~ I Want You (She's So Heavy) ~ Beatles Regrooved ~ Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Released26 September 1969 (UK); 1 October 1969 (US)

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Playlist for Show of 13 September

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby 

( Brought to you by Facet Food, Gem Sessions and Pro Crystal Nations)

5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  

Guest: Aviva Chernick

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Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Safe In Sound

 * Ellen McIlwaine ~ Save The World ~ Mystic Bridge ~@ Women's Blues Review Friday 29 November Roy Thompson Hall

Laura Viers ~ To The Country ~ Salt Breakers

5:10 Scratching A Niche

* Aviva Chernick ~  / La Serena / Interview / A Ti Espana / Laz Tiyas / Min Hameitzar ~ La Serena NEW DISK ~ @ 918 Bathurst Thursday 19 September for La Serena CD launch

5:50 Scintillating Satellites

Morgan Heritage ~ Inna Dem Ting Deh ~ Contemporary Roots Reggae vol. l ~ @ Opera House Sunday

Massive Attack feat. Horace Andy ~ The Man Who Lives Next Door ~ Mezzanine ~ @ Sony Center Tuesday & Wednesday September 17 & 18 for Mezzanine XXl

Michael Jackson ~ 2 Bad (Refugee Camp Remix) ~ Blood On The Dance Floor 

6:10 Mystic Amethyst Empathy

* Chelsea McBride's Socialist Night School ~ River ~ Socialist Night School ~ @ Kensington Jazz Festival tonight 8 p.m.

Robert Palmer & Little Feat ~ Trouble ~ Pressure Drop ~ Dixie Chicken: The Music of Little Feat feat. John Findley @ The Linsmore Tavern tonight

* Wild T & The Spirit ~ High School Confidential ~ Strange Modern ~ @ Grossman's Saturday

* Snotty Nose Rez Kids ~ Warriors ~ Trapline ~ @ Polaris Music Prize Gala at The Carlu Monday 16 September 

The Hombres ~ Let It All Hang Out ~ Goofy Greats

* The Wheat Pool ~ Two Far Apart ~ Hauntario ~ @ The Station on Jasper, Edmonton AB. Saturday 2 November for Hauntario Tenth Anniversary

Los Straitjackets ~ San Diego Shutdown ~ Supersonic Guitars In 3-D ~ @ Horseshoe Tavern Tuesday 17 September

6:30 Sky Hooks 

Gilberto Gil ~ A Dream ~ Parabolic 

Eleni Mandel ~ Salt Truck ~ Miracle Of Five ~ @ The Drake Hotel Sunday

Ray La Montaigne ~ I Still Care For You ~ Gossip In The Grain

Brandon Robertson ~ Mr. Lonious ~ B.O.A.T.S. Based On A True Story NEW DISK

Thompson Egbo Egbo ~ Akou ~ Short Stories ~ @ The Rex Sunday 7 p.m.

King Crimson ~ Indiscipline ~ Discipline ~ @ Budweiser Stage Saturday