Monday, March 26, 2012

British Invasion!

Yes, the red coats are coming!  Okay, so maybe that's not quite it.  The British Invasion musically was not so threatening and brought to our shores a great new way of looking at rock 'n' roll.  In the quirky Oracle fashion British Psychedelic music is explored along with surrounding areas in the UK including a selection from some of her colonies such as South Africa, Australia and Canada (with the exception of a couple of sneaky devils from the USA that crept into my playlist-long story, best not to ask).  Well, technically the USA did a stint as a there!  Download, tune in & turn on by clicking here:

Here is the complete track listing for today:

Oracle 79

Title-Artist-Album (year, origin)

Set 1

In The Morning Light-The Left Banke-The Left Banke Too (1968 USA)*
Octopus-Syd Barrett-The Madcap Laughs (1970 England)
Face Behind The Sun-The Plastic Cloud-S/T (1968 CAN)
The Best Way To Travel-The Moody Blues-In Search of the Lost Chord (1968 England)
It's Not Meant To Be-Tame Impala-Innerspeaker (2010 AUS)
The Boy and the Bee-Omega Ltd.-Single (1970 S. Africa)
Have You Come To See-Kensington Market-Aardvark (1969 CAN)

Set 2

The Inner Light-The Beatles-Single (1968 England)
Under The Rainbow-The End-Introspection (1969 England)
Matilda Mother-Pink Floyd-Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967 England)
This Absense of Mine-Brent Randall & His Magnificient Pinecones-We Were Strangers In Paddington Green (2009 CAN)
King Midas In Reverse-The Hollies-Single (1967 England)
The World Would Understand-The British North-American Act-In The Beginning (1967 CAN)

Set 3

The Circus-McCully Workshop Inc.-S/T (1970 S. Africa)
Giving To You-Traffic-Mr. Fantasy (1968 England)
If Love Is The Drug-Brian Jonestown Massacre-Tepid Peppermint Wonderland: A Retrospective (2004 USA)*
Grew Up On The Seeds-The Hoa Hoa's-Pop, Drone, Pedals (2009 CAN)
The Way-July-Single (1968 England)
Morning Light-Tidal Wave-S/T (1970 S. Africa)
Tattoo-The Who-Sell Out (1967 England)
Get Away-49th Parallel-S/T (1969 CAN)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Flower Power!

The Windsor/Detroit area has been blessed with an amazingly mild winter and now comes the great part, Spring!  In celebration of the official arrival of Spring tomorrow,  I cobbled together Spring themed songs from my collection to send good vibes your way to last the whole week through.  There is no such thing as a case of the Mondays when you have groovy Psychedelic and Folk to bliss out to first thing in the morning.  Oracle airs at 9:00 sharp on CJAM 99.1 fm or worlwide at

Missed today's episode?  Click the link to download:

Oracle 78

Song Title-Artist-Album (year, origin)

Set 1

Bluebirds-The Wilderness of Manitoba-Hymns of Love & Spirits (2011 Canada)
Winter's Going-Bonnie Dobson-S/T (1969 Canada)
Spring's Sweet Comfort-The Parlour Band-Is A Friend? (1972 UK)
Sunbeams & Rainbows-Mystic Astrologic Crystal Band-S/T (1968 USA)
Osmijeh-Grupa 220-Single (1966 Croatia)
Daylight-Brent Randall & His Magnificent Pinecones-We Were Strangers In Paddington Green (2009 Canada)
I Think I'll Just Go and Find Me a Flower-Moorpark Intersection-Single (1967 USA)

Set 2

The Fog-The Amazing-Gentle Stream (2011 Sweden)
Sing Little Bird Sing-The Left Banke-The Left Banke Too (1968 USA)
Sweet Fields of Green-McCully Workshop Inc.-Single (1971 S. Africa)
Sun Shower-The Grip Weeds-Strange Change Machine (2010 USA)
Festival-Dungen-Ta Det Lugnt (2005 Sweden)
Spring This Year-Chamaeleon Church-S/T (1968 USA)

Set 3

Walking In The Sun-The Zombies-Odessy & Oracle (1968 UK)
White Bird-It's a Beautiful Day-S/T (1967 USA)
Spring Rain-Park In Soo-Beautiful Rivers & Mountains Compilation (S. Korea)
Waiting On The Sun To Rise-Lightning Dust-Infinite Light (2009 Canada)
Shades of Green-Krzysztof Klenczon & Vyto Beleska Band-Single (1977 Poland)
I Live In The Spring Time-The Lemon Drops-Single (1967 USA)
Something Real-The Shake-Trippin' The Whole Colourful World (2007 USA)

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Monday, March 12, 2012

A Lush Musical Landscape...

Yet again Oracle sends good vibes your way via great music new and old.  Was pretty proud of some of the picks this week.  There were requests and dedications involved and that made the process extra fun.  Have a listen here:

Check out the full track listing below:

Oracle 77

Song Title-Artist-Album (year, origin)

Set 1

A Storm Kept Them Away-King's Daughters & Sons-If Then Not When (2012 USA)
The Sun-Kim Jung Mi-Beautiful Rivers & Mountains Compilation (orignal rel. 1973, Korea)
Like a Tear-World of Oz-S/T (1969 UK)
Binboganin Kizi-Baris Manco/Mogollar-Istanbul 70: Psych, Disco & Folk Classics (original rel. 1971, Turkey)
Don't Slip Away-Jefferson Airplane-Takes Off (1966 USA)
I Wish I Could Meet Elvis-Alex Chilton-1970 (rec. 1970 rel. 1996 USA)
Stadsvandringar-Dungen-Stadsvandringar (2002 Sweden)

Set 2

The Caution Slumber-The Telepathic Butterflies-Breakfast In Suburbia (2008 Canada)
Ashes to Ashes-Tangerine Dream-Electronic Meditation (1969 Germany)
Lia Mia Mente-Alan Sorrenti-Aria (1972 Italy)
Michaelangelo-23rd Turnoff-single (1967 UK)
Only a Dream-The British North American Act-In The Beginning (1967 Canada)

Set 3

Sleepwalking Through The Mekong-Dengue Fever-Escape From Dragon House (2005 USA)
Portobello Road-Billy Nicholls-Would You Believe (1968 UK)
Topiel-Pieciu & Daniel Klosek-Warsaw's Rock & Roll 1960's (Poland)
Du Tande Lyset Andersson-Pugh Rogefeldt-Ja, Da a Da (1967 Sweden)
Rebecca You-The Coral-Roots & Echoes (2007 UK)
A Girl I Knew-Savage Rose-Single (1968 Denmark)
Dream Doe-Loom-Epyllion (2012 Canada)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Celebrating International Women's Day

International Women's Day is on Thursday, March 8.  You don't have to wait until then to celebrate!  Have a listen to Oracle as I spin tunes from the highly influential and legendary to the obscure women in the psychedelic/folk movement.  Download the episode here:

Now on to the playlist...

Oracle 76

Song Title-Artist-Album (year, origin)

Set 1

Femme Fatale-The Velvet Underground & Nico-S/T (1967 USA)
Waterfall-Aguaturbia-Psychedelic Drugstore (1970 Chile)
I Hontrokefali-Despoina Glezou-I Gennisi Tou Ellinikou Rock Compilation (Greece)
Here We Go Again-Sweetwater-S/T (1968 USA)
Gila-Beach House-Devotion (2008 USA)
Le Soleil-Julie Doiron-Lonliest In The Morning (2008 Canada)
Flower In The Sun-Janis Joplin with Big Brother & The Holding Company-Live At Wintergarden '68 (1968 USA)

Set 2

Greasy Heart-Yuya Uchida & The Flowers-Challenge! (1969 Japan)
Psych 66-The 5th Projekt-V (2012 Canada)
Feel The Spirit-Heaven & Earth-Feel The Spirit Compilation (UK)
Winter's Going-Bonnie Dobson-S/T (1969 Canada)
Waren Wir-Holderlin-Holderlin's Traum (1972 Germany)
She's My Baby-Mazzy Star-So Tonight That I Might See (1993 USA)

Set 3

Rejoyce-Jefferson Airplane-After Bathing At Baxters (1967 USA)
Cwm Hiraeth-Heather Jones-Degawdau Roc Compilation (Wales)
It's Taking So Long-Kathy Smith-Folk Is Not a Four Letter Word Compilation (USA)
Woman of Heart and Mind-Joni Mitchell-For The Roses (1972 Canada)
Poweidzielismy Juz Wszystko-Breakout-Prog Is Not a Four Letter Word Compilation (Poland)
Next Time Around (No Strings Version)-Sandy Denny-Northstar Grassmen & The Ravens (1971 UK)
Tumble-Jale-So Wound (1996 Canada)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

It's Jammy Time!

It's that time of year folks to show your love to CJAM and it's programmers.  Got a show you just love?  Oracle perhaps?  Hint, hint...then the time to vote is now!  Here's the link to get you started:

P.S Oracle is nominated in two spots, so read the ballot carefully.  Oracle can be found under the heading "Best Folk/Roots/World show" and Oracle (Renee) for "Best On-Air Personality".

The results will be announced in early April, so technically the clock is ticking go on and VOTE, VOTE, VOTE...

Thanks to all for your faithful listenership since Oracle's humble beginnings in September of 2010.  It's still a great joy to put on a show each and every week.  It's like a great listening party that I put on for my friends and even if you don't vote for Oracle in particular, I would like to take this time to just thank you in general for your support of CJAM's programmes.  Freedom of speech and true music variety are alive and well in Windsor/Detroit thanks to you.  Don't forget the role you play, it's a big one.