Posts Tagged ‘Murray Porter’

Stranded podcast #138

January 12, 2013

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstranded-podcast-138/

* Featuring tracks from the two EPs by first-generation punk band The Victims from Perth, WA and a two part interview with First Nations Blues musician Murray Porter *

First up on the show I feature tracks from The Victims who were active in Perth, WA from 1977-79.  On vocals and guitar is Dave Faulkner, who went on to become the front man of the legendary Hoodoo Gurus. ‘Television Addict’ is the band’s signature single, being a mainstay on many punk/garage compilations and covered by bands such as You Am I and Hellacopters.

Today I pay tribute to Peter Gordon, a member of 60s British pop duo The Marbles, who scored an international hit with the song ‘Only One Woman‘.  Peter, who passed away this past week, immigrated to Australia in the 1950s where he became friends with the Bee Gees when they were first starting out.  Peter played lead guitar on some early Bee Gees songs before relocating back to England and eventually forming The Marbles with his cousin Graham. Thanks to Peter Foldy for letting the listeners know about this wonderful act from a golden-age of pop music.

The First Nations self determination Idle No More movement is gaining momentum in Canada so this week is a great time to revisit the interview with inspiring First Nations blues musician Murray Porter.  Part 1 was aired last December but on today’s show you can hear both parts 1 and 2.  Following this you can enjoy three more amazing contemporary Canadian First Nations artists who are all performing this weekend at the Native America North Showcase in New York City –  Elisapie, Don Amero and Digging Roots.

“Idle No More calls on all people to join in a revolution which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water.” (idlenomore.com)

The Victims – ‘Television Addict’ [AU]
The Victims – ‘I’m Flipped Out Over You’ [AU]
The Victims – ‘I Understand’ [AU]
The Victims – ‘Open Your Eyes’ [AU]
The Victims – ‘High School Girls’ [AU]
The Marbles – ‘The Walls Fell Down’ [UK/AU]
The Marbles – ‘Only One Woman’ [UK/AU]
Murray Porter – ‘Is Sorry Enough’ [CA]
Interview with Murray Porter Part 1
Murray Porter – ‘Rez Blues’ [CA]
Interview with Murray Porter Part 2
Murray Porter – ‘Set My Love Free’ [CA]
Elisapie – ‘Life Is What You Make It’ [CA]
Don Amero – ‘What Do You Wanna Do?’ [CA]
Digging Roots – ‘Spring to Come’ [CA]
Neil Young – ‘Walk Like A Giant’ [CA]

Featured video – The Victims – ‘Television Addict’ (1977)

Stranded podcast #134

December 8, 2012

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstanded-podcast-134/

* Featuring an interview with Juno Award winning First Nations blues musician Murray Porter *

First up on the show is an interview with First Nations blues musician Murray Porter who is performing Friday 7th December at the Music BC Charitable Foundation event ‘A Celebration of BC Music & Music Education’ at the Vogue Theatre.  Murray Porter is Mohawk from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in southern Ontario but he has lived in Vancouver for many years.   Murray won a 2012 JUNO Award for `Aboriginal Album of the Year’, for his release `Songs Lived & Life Played’. “Murray Porter is a master bluesman”. Robbie Robertson (CBC Radio Interview, 2004).

The other day while browsing at a London Drugs I came across a CD re-issue of the original US release from AC/DC – the album ‘High Voltage‘ (1976).  Perfect for ‘Stranded’ I concluded…!  I feature 4 tracks from this Oz rock classic which is a treat for listeners who are partial to the working-man’s blues boogie/rock and lyrical double-entendres of Bon Scott era AC/DC.

The final part of the show features some impressive current Cancon including  a couple of tracks from J.Riley Hill – an up and coming outlaw folk/country singer from Winnipeg – and a punchy number by two-piece Hole In My Head who are supporting The Jolts and Nu Sense at the Interurban Gallery in Vancouver on Sat 8 Dec.

Murray Porter – ‘Rez Blues’ [CA]
Interview with Murray Porter Pt 1
Murray Porter – ‘Set My Luv Free’ [CA]
Interview with Murray Porter Pt 2
Redsoulbluez – ‘Free’ [CA]
AC/DC – ‘Rock n Roll Singer’ [AU]
AC/DC – ‘Live Wire’ [AU]
AC/DC – ‘TNT [AU]
AC/DC – ‘Can I Sit Next To You Girl’ [AU]
Pond – ‘Fantastic Explosion In Time’ [AU]
Pond – ‘You Broke My Cool’ [AU]
J.Riley Hill –  ‘Alone’ [CA]
J.Riley Hill –  ‘Checkered Chunks’  [CA]
Hole In My Head –  ‘Noodles and Chips’ [CA]
Synthcake – ‘Drip’ [CA]
Carolyn Mark – ‘Queen Of Vancouver Island’ [CA]

Featured video:  Murray Porter – ‘Colours’ (live) [2011]

Stranded podcast #117

June 23, 2012

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20120622-180300-to-20120622-194000.mp3

* Featuring a special on National Aboriginal Day 2012, including interviews with Rose from Redsoulbluez and Victoria homeless activist Rose Henry *

On Thursday June 21, Canada celebrated National Aboriginal Day.  In the previous week I was fortunate to see  Aboriginal blues musician and Juno Award winner, Murray Porter, play live in Vancouver.  Supporting Murray was a brand new project called Redsoulbluez and I interviewed Rose from the band.  She speaks about what it’s like to be an Aboriginal musician in Canada today.  I was also privileged to interview highly respected activist Rose Henry of Victoria, BC.  On today’s show you can hear Rose explain the importance of the decolonization movement and the urgent need for more equitable treatment of First Nations Canadians by government. 

In today’s show I also feature some classic tracks from Australian Aboriginal musicians and feature a rising star of contemporary Aboriginal music, Benny Walker.  You’ll also learn about some historical and contemporary issues relating to Australian Indigenous people’s struggles for social justice and self-determination.  Much respect to the Coast Salish people of the Vancouver region and the Ngunnawal people of the Canberra region where I grew up in Australia.  MG

Yothu Yindi – ‘World Turning’ [AU]
Yothu Yindi – ‘Mabo’ [AU]
Yothu Yindi – ‘Dots On The Shells’ [AU]
Archie Roach –  ‘Down City Streets’ [AU]
Archie Roach – ‘Took The Children Away’ [AU]
Ruby Hunter – ‘Let My Children Be’ [AU]
Warumpi Band – ‘Black Fella, White Fella’ [AU]
Warumpi Band – ‘My Island Home’ [AU]
Saltwater Band – ‘Compass’ [AU]
Benny Walker – ‘Till You’re Gone’ [AU]
Benny Walker – ‘You And Me’ [AU]
Interview with Rose from Redsoulbluez
Redsoulbluez – ‘Motherless Child’ [CA]
Interview with Rose Henry – Pt 1
Murray Porter – ‘Rez Bluez’ [CA]
Interview with Rose Henry – Pt 2
Sister Says – ‘Street Cars’ [CA]

Featured video:  Archie Roach – ‘Took The Children Away’ (1992)