Monday, February 27, 2012

On Through The Fog...

Ever have one of those days?  You know it's Monday when it seems nothing is going quite right...
Oracle comes to the rescue on your Monday morning with a real tripped out psychedelic episode chock full of sitar and fuzzed out guitar goodness.  Missed out on the episode live?  Download here:

Oracle 75

Song Title-Artist-Album (year, origin)

Set 1

It's a Long Life-Orienteers-S/T (2012 Canada)
Hollow Drums-Cloud Control-Bliss Release (2012 Australia)
Sun Shower-The Grip Weeds-Strange Change Machine (2010 USA)
Svart Ar Himlen-Dungen-Tio Bitar (2007 Sweden)
Pussy Foot The Duke-Comets On Fire-Blue Cathedral (2004 USA)
Sprzedaj Mnie Wiatrowi-Bemibek-S/T (1971 Poland)

Set 2

Oranges-Rockfour-Supermarket (2000 Israel)
The Fat Angel-The Orange Alabaster Mushroom-A Gift From a Garden to a Flower: A Tribute To Donovan (2002 Canada)
The Straight Line-Elephant Stone-The Seven Seas (2009 Canada)
Phantasm-Chico Magnetic Band-S/T (1971 France)
You Keep Me Hanging On-The Flames-Soulfire! (1968 S. Africa)
Ayrilik Olsa Bile-Esmeray-Instanbul 70: Psych, Disco, Folk Classics (1970's Turkey, comp. 2011)
Beautiful Daddy-Ofo & The Black Company-Single (1972 Africa-Nigeria)

Set 3

It's All Too Much-Telepathic Butterflies-Breakfast In Suburbia (2008 Canada)
Being Is More Than Life-Baby Grandmothers-S/T (1967 Sweden)
Himig Natin-Juan Dela Cruz Band-Himig Natin (1973 Philippines)
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)-Cornershop-When I Was Born For The 7th Time (1997 UK)
I Sure Can Pretend-Capitol 6-S/T EP (2011 Canada)

Monday, February 20, 2012

2nd Annual Black History Month Special!!

Wow!  This is really an episode of Oracle that could knock your socks off!  A whole show dedicated to the funky, fuzzy sounds of various parts of Africa.  Mostly Nigeria though, I guess they were just more prolific or, at the very least the albums were better preserved.  In any was a labour of love putting it all together.  Hope you enjoyed it.  If you missed out, have no fear.  Downloading the show is always available at

Now on to the track listings...

Oracle 74

Song Title-Artist-Album (date, origin)

Set 1

Freaking Out-Question Mark-Be Nice To The People (1974 Nigeria)
Alemiye-Mulatu Astatke feat. Belaynesh Wubante & Assegedetch Asfaw-Single (1974 Ethiopia)
Africa-Steele Beauttah-Single (1976 Kenya)
Respect-Kukumbas-Single (1971 Nigeria)
Sweeper Soul-Super Mambo 69-Afro Rock Vol. 1(rel. 2010) (original band info was not available at time of post)
Asiko Mi Ni-The Nigerian Police Force Band (Force 5)-Single (1972 Nigeria)
Allah Wakbarr-Ofo & The Black Company-World Psychedelic Classics 3 Compilation (2004) (1972 Nigeria)

Set 2

Extraordinary Woman-The Psychedelic Aliens-Psycho African Beat (1970 Ghana)
Another Man's Thing-His Black Sound & Joe King Kolobo-Single (1970's Nigeria)
Mee Bee-Hedzoleh Soundz-Hedzoleh (1973 Ghana)
Everybody Likes Something Good-Ify Jerry Crusade-Nigeria '70 Lagos Jump (2008) (197? Nigeria)
The Seventh House-Mack Sigis Porter-Peace On You (1972 Ghana)
The World Ends-The Black Mirrors-Single (1973 Nigeria)

Set 3

Beautiful Daddy-Ofo & The Black Company-Single (1972 Nigeria)
Mabala-Yahoos-African Party no. 2 (1969)
Oh Ye Ye-Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi Family-My Ancestors (1974 Zambia)
Akuyan Ekassa-Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestros-Nigeria '7 Vol. 1) 1970-ish Nigeria
Feeling You Got-El Rego et ses Commandos-Legends of Benin Compilation (2009) (1966 Benin)
Gbeti Madjro-Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Contonou-Legends of Benin Compilation (2009) (1971 Benin)
Odenigbo-The Wings-Nigeria Special (1970's Nigeria)
Adieu-Ofege-Try An Love (1973 Nigeria)

Monday, February 13, 2012

A Little Love Goes A Long Way...

Well, as a last minute decision I went with a love theme to celebrate Valentines Day.  I guess it just works, for tomorrow is that very day where people will, for the most part over-spend on needless things or worry too much about a lack of love.  Have no fear.  Love comes in many forms and is for everyone.  On Oracle, I took the time to emphasize music that showcases all aspects of love from the romantic and gushy to the surreal and heartbreak.  It's the good, the bad and the ugly.  Always groovy and entertaining to the last.  This is for people who are ambivilant to the so-called special day and who dig good vibes all the year through.

Download and check the episode here:

Oracle 73

Song Title-Artist-Album (date, origin)

Set 1

Falling In Love Is For Young People-The Hoa Hoa's-S/T (2011 Canada)
Sunrise-The Who-Sell Out (1967 UK)
Song For Brunhilde-Abacus-S/T (1971 Germany)
Love, Love, Love-Pugh Rogefeldt-Ja, Da a Da (1967 Sweden)
Heartbreaker-Aguaturbia-Psychedellic Drugstore (1970 Chile)
The Kiss-Judee Sill-Live Recording (1973 USA)*
  *this song can be found on her 2nd album, Heart Food

Set 2

Love Is The Only Way-Rikki Ililonga-Dark Sunrise (2010) (1975 Africa)
What You Call Love Is a Lie-The High Dials-Anthems For Doomed Youth (2011 Canada)
Susan Song-Le Stelle di Mario Schifano-Dedicato A EP (1967 Italy)
I Happen To Love You-The Electric Prunes-Underground (1967 USA)
Camilla Is Changing-Chamaeleon Church-S/T (1967 USA)
My Best Friend-Jefferson Airplane-Surrealistic Pillow (1967 USA)

Set 3

Tea Tonight-The Pinecones-Sage (2010 Canada)
Waren Wir-Holderlin-Holderlin's Traum (1972 Germany)
Beast of Love-Cloud Control-Bliss Release (2012 Australia)
Once I Had a Sweetheart-Pentangle-Basket of Light (1967 UK)
I Sure Need You-Puff-S/T (1969 USA)
Revelations-Devon Williams-Euphoria (2011 USA)
Despite-Jale-So Wound (1996 Canada)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Feelin' Groovy, Dig It?

Can't help but think of Spring with the great weather we've been having here in the Windsor/Detroit area.  With that in mind, today's show was all about feeling relaxed and joyful, spreading those good vibes all around.  Missed this weeks show?  Download here:

Read on friends for the complete track listing...

Oracle 72

Song Title, Artist, Album (year, origin)

Set 1

Miles of Night-5th Projekt-V (2012 Canada)
Meet Me at Lookout Point-Devendra Banhart-What Will Be Will Be (2009 USA)
Molto Iontano (a Colori)-Le Stelle di Mario Schifano-Dedicato A EP (1967 Italy)
Spring's Sweet Comfort-The Parlour Band-Is a Friend? (1972 UK)
The Nice Guy-Allison Brown-Viper at the Virgin's Feet (2010 Canada)
Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow-Strawberry Alarm Clock-Insense & Peppermints (1967 USA)
What You Can Do In Your Life-Petalouda-Pop Festival '73

Set 2

Bridge Under The Sky-The Plastic Cloud-S/T (1967 Canada)
Saman Doye-The Black Brothers-Those Shocking Shaking Days: Indonesian Psychedelic/Funk 1970-1978 (2011) (1970's Indonesia)
Second Hand Love-Fox-For Fox Sake (1970 UK)
No Time Like The Right Time-The Blues Project-Single (1967 USA)
Uniwersahl Und Seine-Ihre Kinder-Progressive German Rock Compilation (Germany)
Morning Dew-Grateful Dead-S/T (1967 USA)

Set 3

All Men Shall Be Brothers of Ludwig-Staff Carpenbourg and the Electric Corona-Fantastic Party (1970 Germany)
Pulsating Dream-Kaleidoscope-Side Trips (1967 USA)
Some People-Chords Five-Single (1969 UK)
Knegarliv-Life on Earth!-Bomkraftens Frukt EP (2010 Sweden)
Five String Serenade-Mazzy Star-So Tonight That I Might See (1993 USA)
Roll On Babe-Vetiver-Thing of the Past (2008 USA)
The First Inquisition, Part 1-The Sadies-New Seasons (2007 Canada)