Options The Avant Ghetto with Jeff Conklin: Playlist from February 22, 2016 Options

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Unstuck in time, The Avant Ghetto wanders through heavy folk, pastoral noise, spiritual rock, harsh jazz and other dimly lit corners of the universe.

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Options February 22, 2016

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Cleveland Wrecking Company  Say There's A Reason   Options Say There's A Reason / Hat Full Of Dreams 7"  Roaratorio  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Muddy Waters  Bottom of the Sea   Options After the Rain  Cadet Concept  0:04:13 (Pop‑up)
Christine McVie  I'd Rather Go Blind   Options The Legendary Christine Perfect Album  Sire  0:09:25 (Pop‑up)
Träd, Gräs, och Stenar  Ragatrall   Options Kom Tillsammans  Anthology Recordings  0:12:51 (Pop‑up)
Clay Cantrell & Band of Borges  Journey to Fallen Scaffold   Options Songs of Wine & Scythes  Clay Cantrell  0:29:29 (Pop‑up)
Ohioan  Birth Control   Options EMPTY / EVERY MT  Gold Robot Records  0:35:30 (Pop‑up)
Euphoria  Did You Get The Letter   Options A Gift from Euphoria  Capitol  0:43:57 (Pop‑up)
The Wizards From Kansas  Codeine   Options The Wizards From Kansas  Mercury  0:49:09 (Pop‑up)
Steve Palmer & Matt Beachey  Elbow   Options Slow Clarity  Cabin Floor Esoterica  0:54:45 (Pop‑up)
Lea Bertucci  Dragano Earworm   Options Axis/Atlas  Clandestine Compositions  1:11:14 (Pop‑up)
Peter Davison  Glide IV-VI   Options Glide  Avocado Records  1:18:22 (Pop‑up)
øjeRum & b.lind  Kul   Options Vandringer og Intet  Oxtail Recordings  1:37:12 (Pop‑up)
Steven Halpern & Sunil K. Bose  The Rain Raga   Options The Rain Meditation  SRI  1:49:29 (Pop‑up)
Western Skies Motel  Transformation   Options Settlers  Lost Tribe Sound  1:56:13 (Pop‑up)
Robbie Basho  The Polish Rider   Options Bouquet  Grass-Tops Recording  2:07:38 (Pop‑up)
Gay and Terry Woods  Thinking of You   Options Backwoods  Polydor  2:09:54 (Pop‑up)
Jim Ransom  The Ballad of the Fisherman's Son   Options Colorado Folk  Biscuit City  2:13:27 (Pop‑up)
Fred Neil  Travelin' Shoes   Options Bleeker & MacDougal  Elektra  2:18:33 (Pop‑up)
Furry Lewis  Glory Hallelujah, When I Lay My Burden Down   Options Blues Masters, Volume 5  Blue Horizon  2:21:09 (Pop‑up)
Richard Crandell and Bill Bartels  Fat Horse Dance   Options Oregon Hill  Cutthroat Records  2:23:30 (Pop‑up)
Stefan Grossman  Fat Man   Options The Ragtime Cowboy Jew  Transatlantic  2:27:20 (Pop‑up)
Tom Smith  If I Had Wings   Options Still Lifes  Lone Oak  2:30:47 (Pop‑up)
Bert Jansch  Avocet   Options Avocet  Earth  2:36:52 (Pop‑up)
Gene Parsons  I Must Be a Tree   Options Kindling  Warner Bros.  2:55:39 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01am pacific standard simon:

Yo, Jeff. Let's get heavy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07am pacific standard simon:

Did Muddy ever meet any of the musicians backing him on this cut, do you think?
  3:08am xrayman:

yes! You got it...
heavy MUD.
Avatar 3:09am Jeff Conklin:

Morning, folks
Avatar 3:10am Jeff Conklin:

@Simon: Doubtful and if he did he probably didn't have any kind words to say to them. Still. Pete Cosey crushes on that record.
  3:13am xrayman:

i could see him ignoring everyone...
thanks Jeff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13am pacific standard simon:

I've heard of The Legendary Christine Perfect Album, but never gotten around to finding out what it sounded like. Interesting. I liked her influence on Fleetwood Mac's Kiln House.
  3:13am Eric Hat:

Morning Jeff
Avatar 3:15am Jeff Conklin:

@Simon: It's a killer album. Between the 'Shack and the 'Mac

Welcome, xrayman.

Morning, Eric
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19am pacific standard simon:

@JC - I'm looking it up. Now I'm wondering what the Danny Kirwan track is like. Kiln House really is one of my all-time favorite albums.
Avatar 3:22am the Canterbury wood-elf:

Christine McVie lives a few miles from me in Wickhambreaux, but i've never (knowingly) seen her around. Never had much time for Fleetwood Mac but always liked her voice and her vibe. Will have to check out that album. Good morning Jeff and everyone...
Avatar 3:23am Jeff Conklin:

Morning, Canterbury. It's worth checking out, so is FLEETWOOD MAC!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24am pacific standard simon:

Aha! "Trees, Grass and Stones"!
Avatar 3:28am weirdwolf:

Träd, Gräs, nice! Alaska tuning in...
Avatar 3:29am the Canterbury wood-elf:

Nice to be here early enough to catch some of the skronk and fuzz (usually i just catch the last hour or so of folkie mellowness).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30am pacific standard simon:

Feels like Amon Duul II would fit in here nicely.
Avatar 3:31am Jeff Conklin:

Thanks for tuning in, WW
Avatar 3:33am Jeff Conklin:

@PSS: PLayed ADII last week ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37am pacific standard simon:

Ah yes, I was even listening for that. Sometimes a week is like an eternity for me. So much to process at work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40am pacific standard simon:

Aside from the wool hat, your avatar looks strangely Elvis Costello-like.
Avatar 3:42am Jibolo:

Damn, I'm not going back to sleep tonight, am I? Couch Monday it is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43am pacific standard simon:

Someone in Ohioan is a Quicksilver Messenger Service fan.
Avatar 3:44am Jeff Conklin:

Ha. I'm afraid that's right, Jibolo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45am pacific standard simon:

@Jibolo - Sounds like a blessing to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52am pacific standard simon:

Speaking of Quicksilver influences...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18am coelacanth:

greetings Jeff and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27am pacific standard simon:


Avatar 4:27am Jeff Conklin:

Hey, coel
Avatar 4:29am pierre:

Europe at work checking in.
Bonjour Jeff.
Avatar 4:30am Jeff Conklin:

Morning, Pierre
  4:42am John in Texas:

Good morning from the 25th floor at St. Luke's hospital in Houston, Texas. This music is the PERFECT soundtrack for looking out over the city......all is quiet!
Avatar 4:45am Jeff Conklin:

Good morning, John
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:46am pacific standard simon:

So sleepy in the comments.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47am Guido from Cologne:

Good morning Jeff!
Avatar 4:53am Jeff Conklin:

Hey, Guido
Avatar 4:53am Jeff Conklin:

@Simon: Graveyards are quiet places
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54am pacific standard simon:

Before and after pics of my dog's teeth at St. Mary's Animal Clinic.

Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59am pacific standard simon:

I used to sing loudest when I worked graveyard shift.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59am coelacanth:

i figured on seeing and learning about horrible deep sea creatures before going to sleep.
...i'm not dead.
  5:14am Mario:

Good morning, everyone! Great show today, Jeff. Thanks for give us a transcendental morning.
Avatar 5:16am Jeff Conklin:

You're very welcome, Mario
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:21am Guido from Cologne:

love that "Bleeker & MacDougal" album soo much!
  5:30am KP:

Good morning, Jeff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:36am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Up early for work these days. Thx for the beautiful & interesting stuff - DJ JC!
Avatar 5:37am Jeff Conklin:

Hey, KP.

Hey, RRN, thank you
  5:38am KP:

Delicious dawning music
  5:42am JoeRay:

The last hour of your show always gets to me one way or another!
Avatar 5:46am Jeff Conklin:

Do you ever go back and listen to the first 2, JoeRay?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:53am Guido from Cologne:

Beautiful as always
thanks Jeff
  5:55am JoeRay:

I listen to all three hours every week! I don't always comment. I love your show, Jeff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56am pacific standard simon:

I wonder what it would be like to milk cows at this time of day.
Avatar 5:56am Jeff Conklin:

Right on, JoeRay. Thanks.

Love and light to all of you in the week ahead.
  5:57am KP:

Wow, Gene Parsons. That is deep
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