Saturday, December 30, 2006

If I were to post CJ's Radio Olio's Top 50 of 2006 [attn.!: recount now shows 54 tracks in this year's top 50...], then it would resemble the following in every detail:

  1. Women Of Sodom - Nightmare on Dyke Street (Tipper Gore mix) - Boots

  2. Nina Gordon - Straight Out Of Compton - Single

  3. Buckwheat Zydeco - Buck's Step-Up - Classics

  4. Joan Jett - Doing All Right With the Boys - Bad Reputation

  5. Swamp Dogg - Total Destruction to Your Mind - Oxford American Southern Music CD No. 6

  6. Walking Wounded - Shattered/Toytown - New West

  7. The Monkees - Papa Gene's Blues - The Monkees

  8. Amboy Dukes - Baby Please Don't Go - Amboy Dukes

  9. Stereo Total - Supercool - Juke-Box Alarm

  10. Kimberly Kyle - I Like That Boy - Kimberly Kyle

  11. George Carlin - WINO Radio (excerpt 3)(live) - Take-Offs and Put-Ons

  12. Larry Raspberry and the Highsteppers - Dixie Diner - High Steppin' and Fancy Dancin'

  13. Roosevelt Sykes - Boot That Thing - Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Vol. 1, 1929-1930

  14. Blind Alfred Reed - How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live - Complete Recorded Works 1927-29

  15. Johnny Cash and June Carter - Jackson (live) - At Folsom Prison

  16. Skillet-Lickers - Miss McLeods Reel - Complete Recoded Works - Volume 5

  17. The Weather Girls - It's Raining Men - Single (12 inch Single)

  18. James P. Johnson - You've Got to Be Modernistic - Snowy Morning Blues

  19. Tom Waits - Heigh-Ho! (The Dwarfs' Marching Song) - Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films

  20. Tommy Rhoades and J.D. Allen - Eighth of January (live) - Voices From the Dust Bowl

  21. The Swingers - Foundry Joe - Big Hits of Mid-America v.3

  22. Blind Willie Johnson - Dark Was The Night/Cold Was The Ground - Praise God I'm Satisfied

  23. Weird Al Yankovic - Don't Download This Song - Straight Outta Lynwood

  24. Tower of Power - What is Hip? - Tower of Power

  25. The Fidelitys - Walk With the Wind - Pittsburgh's Favorite Oldies: For Lovers Only

  26. The Clash - I'm Not Down - London Calling

  27. The American Breed - The Alone Phone - Best of Dunwich Records, Vol. 1: Oh Yeah

  28. Shimura Curves - Noyfriend - My Space download

  29. Nat King Cole Trio - Embraceable You - 1943-44

  30. Melting Euphoria - Arwr Rhithweledidad - Inside the Gardens of the Mind

  31. Marie Rappold - Oh Promise Me - Edison Amberol - 28029

  32. Interview with Bama - How I Got in the Penitentiary (live) - Prison Songs (Historical Recordings From Parchman Farm (1947-48), Vol. 1

  33. Eric Idle - Australian Table Wines - The (Worst) of Monty Python

  34. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Pump It Up - Modern Edge

  35. Donna Summer - I Feel Love - The Dance Collection

  36. Bob and Ray - Manufacturer's Outlet Sale (live) - Bob and Ray v.I

  37. Winston Holmes & Charlie Turner - Kansas City Dog Walk - Kansas City Blues (1924-1929)

  38. U.S. Marine Band - The Liberty Bell - Wax Cylinder

  39. The Ink Spots - Street Of Dreams - The Anthology

  40. The Carter Family,Brother Bill, and Benny - Theme/Break/ID2 - V3 On Border Radio

  41. Slick Slavin - Speed Crazy - Red Hot Rockabilly Part 3

  42. Shirley Bassey - Goldfinger (alt. take) - Goldslinger: The Best of Shirley Bassey

  43. Roy Orbison - Stayed Out Too Late - Orbison

  44. Mound City Blue Blowers - Muskrat Ramble - Mound City Blue Blowers: 1935-1936

  45. Manella - My Computer is a Radio Star -

  46. Lotte Lenya - Die Moritat von Mackie Messer - Berlin & American Theatre Songs

  47. Jesper Fries - Summer on the Radio - This Here Heart

  48. James Wayne - Junko Partner - Best of Harlem & Jax Records, Vol. 2

  49. Iggy & The Stooges - Search and Destroy - Raw Power

  50. George Johnson - Prodigal Son - Prison Songs (vol 2)

  51. Firesign Theatre - No Jokes About America - All Things Firesign

  52. Ervin Webb and Alan Lomax - Interview - 61 Highway Mississippi

  53. Cheech & Chong - Dave - Cheech & Chong

  54. Brother Joe May - WDIA Radio Station Plug - Thunderbolt Of The Middle West

Listen between now & midnight Mon. night US Central time (-0600 UTC) for the Best of 2006, followed by Clarence's Faves, 5 hours for your dining & dancing pleasure only on CJ's Radio Olio.
Love & Peace, Clarence

The Olio's Top 50 plus Clarence's Faves all New Year's Holiday

Starting tonight (Saturday, December 30) at 10:00 pm (-0600 UTC), CJ's Radio Olo presents The Olio's Top 50 of 2006! Thes are the 50 tracks (with ties, 51) rated the highest by listeners to The Olio during 2006. It's a truly eclectic mix of songs & spoken word bits that shows the wide variety of sounds on The Olio.
And, that's not all! Following the Top 50 is Clarence's Faves, a selection of some of my favorite tracks from The Olio's playlists in 2006. That's Five hours of music ranging from Ragtime to MySpace bands, All Genres, All Eras.
For your listening convenience, the Top 50 plus Clarence's Faves begins on Saturday, December 30th at 10:00 pm US Central Time (-0600 UTC) and continues in a 5 hour block back-to-back through Midnight Monday night, January 1st. (for example, show starts at 10 pm Sat., repeats at 3 am Sun, 8 am Sun. etc.)
So check out The Olio Top 50 and Clarence's Faves of 2006 anytime over the New Year's Holiday. Just go to The Olio's Live365 page and click on the 'Play' icon. If you are new to Live365, scroll down the page for info on how to listen (you don't have to register the first few times you listen). Check it out!
Thanks to all who listened in 2006, and have a safe & happy New Year!
Love & Peace, Clarence

Sunday, December 24, 2006

CJ's Radio Olio's Top 50 Countdown on New Year's Weekend!

Starting Saturday Dec.30th at 10:00 pm US CST (Dec. 31st at 4:00 am UTC) CJ's Radio Olio will present The Olio Top 50 for 2006. These are the 50 highest-rated tracks from throughout the year, as rated by the Listeners to CJ's Radio Olio. As befits the eclectic nature of The Olio, music in the chart ranges from a march recorded in 1894 to songs from MySpace pages. Freeform for sure!
Following the Top 50 countdown will be a program with some of my favorite tracks of 2006 not to make the listener's list. You'll hear music from The Replacements, Bert Williams, Bikeride, Vladimir Horowitz, and Scott Walker, among others. If you love variety, and you want to enjoy cool music that you've never heard, catch the Top 50 of 2006 followed by my faves of 2006. It's five hours altogether, starting Saturday December 30th at 10:00 pm US CST (that's -0600 UTC), and repeating every 5 hours New Year's Eve & New Year's Day through Midnight US CST Monday night. Just come to CJ's Radio Olio's Live365 page.
A big Thank You! to The Olio's listeners for your time and support. And props to all the Musicians who created the music on The Olio: especially the bands & solo artists on MySpace who've responded over & above my dreams by making their music availible. To paraphrase Mr. Ellington,"I Love You Madly!".
Love & Peace, Clarence

Sunday, December 10, 2006

It's (past) time! So, CJ's Radio Olio's Top 25 tracks for November as voted by you Listeners) is now posted on the Top 25 page. This month, due to ties, there are 38 tracks in the list. As always, the top tracks are voted on by You, the Listeners. So keep voting for your faves!
And, on New Years Eve & throughout New Years Day, you can hear the top tracks of 2006 as voted by Listeners, along with a show consisting of some of My Favorite tracks of the year! Keep listening for more details (as I figure them out!).
Love & Peace, Clarence

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

RIAA Claims Songwriters, Publishers Make Too Much Money

Yes, you read that right: article from Radio & Records site.
The RIAA, which has asked the US Copyright office to raise the Performance Royalties Live365 & most other legal webcasters pay to 30% of the webcaster's gross revenues, has now asked the Copyright office to CUT the Royalties paid to Publishers & Songwriters. The RIAA feels that publishers & songwriters made too much while recorded music sales fell.
(from article): "During the period when piracy was devestating the record industry, the RIAA argues, profits for publishers rose as revenues generated from ringtones and other innovative services grew."

Soooo...publishers & songwriters were not hurt by piracy (although they did not make a penny on all that pirated music), and the record companies have not seen "profits [grow] as revenues from ringtones and other innovative services [grow]". Let's see: 50 cents for every 99 cent track sold by iTunes, similar amounts from MSN, Yahoo!, plus whatever from the subscription plans from Napster & Rhapsody, along with half a Billion dollars from Microsoft to Universal Music (a part of General Electric, where 'Progress is Our Most Important Product')...

in other words "Just bend over, this won't hurt a bit..."

Love & Peace, Clarence