7-inch Series, part 754 – Sarah Webster Fabio

Sarah Webster Fabio – Sweet Songs
label: Tramp
year: 1976/2009
side a: Sweet Songs
side b: Jujus/Alchemy Of The Blues (Instrumental)

7" Series 754: Sarah Webster Fabio – Sweet Songs

This brilliant single was a present from my main man Patrick O The Oyl Butcher, of, for all your fine clothing and vinyl. The two tracks can be found on Jujus/Alchemy of the Blues: Poems by Sarah Webster Fabio on the fantastic Folkways Records (listen on Spotify). Sarah Webster Fabio was a poetess and college professor, and very active in the Black Arts Movement. The band supporting her on these songs, and the whole album, Don’t Fight The Feeling, consisted of her children Cyril Leslie III, Thomas and Ronald Fabio, Leon ‘Denianke’ Williams, Rick Hopton, Wayne Wallace and Lawrence Vann.

Coincidentally, it was recently announced that the Black Film Center/Archive will receive a grant to preserve the documentary about Fabio, Rainbow Black: Poet Sarah W. Fabio, made in 1976 by her daughter Cheryl.



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I did a mixtape for the Oyl Butcher brothers of Morrison. Here’s what they say about it:

4848 seconds of musical oddities, heavily mixed together by the ever friendly mister Lubacov.
Currently living in Madrid, enjoying patatas bravas and the traditional siesta.

Please check his blog for Spanish spoken radioshows, life lessons and his daily 7 inch series.
He’s known for mixing funk / soul 45s but this time he went digging in the other room.

Alela & Alina – Matty Groves (2009, Alela & Alina 10″, Fargo)
Gary Higgins – Thicker Than A Smokey (1973/2008, Red Hash LP, Nufusmoon/Drag City)
Zipper – Let It Freeze (1994, Zipper LP, Way Back Records)
Gonjasufi – Cowboys & Indians (2010, A Sufi And A Killer LP, Warp)
Las Grecas – Orgullo (1974, Orgullo 7″, CBS)
Funkadelic – I Bet You (1970, Funkadelic LP, Westbound)
Jimi Hendrix – Angel (1971, The Cry Of Love LP, Polydor)
Linda Perhacs – Paper Mountain Man (1970, Parallelograms LP, Kapp/Guersen)
Caravan – Place Of My Own (1969, Caravan LP, Verve Forecast)
Q65 – We Are Happy (1970, Afghanistan LP, Negram/Mandrax)
Motorpsycho – All Is Loneliness (1993, Demon Box LP, Voices Of Wonder)
The Pyramids – Manitou (2007, The Pyramids LP, Domino)
The Pink Mountaintops – New Drug Queens (2006, Axis Of Evol EP, Jagjaguwar)
Petch Pintong – Soul Lum Piern (2010, Thaï Beat A Go-Go LP, Subliminal Sounds)
Ersen – Sor Kendine (2008, Ersen LP, Finders Keepers)
The Allman Brothers Band – Whipping Post (1969, The Allman Brothers Band LP, Capricorn Records)
Woodsman – Balance (2010, Mystery Tape LP, Lefse Records)
Abdul Hussein Khan Shahnazi – Homayoun (2009, Open Strings LP, Honest Jon’s)
Camarón – La Leyenda Del Tiempo (1979, La Leyenda Del Tiempo LP, Philips)
Spacemen 3 – Repeater (1991, Losing Touch With Your Mind… LP, Munster Records)
Moondog – All Is Loneliness (2004, The Viking Of Sixth Avenue LP, Honest Jon’s)


Planeet Polly 14/11/2008

New podcast: Planeet Polly broadcast of November 14th, 2008. It was my last one (Planeet Polly will of course continue), Polly herself was there and so was the legendary Mr. Oyl Butcher adding shouts and non-descript, err, comments.

The sound’s a bit rough and it’s longer than an hour as the guys from Beuling didn’t show, so we helped ourselves to an extra twenty minutes or so.

Click to hear it or click to subscribe.

Butthole Surfers – Kuntz [Touch & Go]
Señor Soul – Pata Pata [Beat Goes Public]
Siegfried Schwalb – High Snobiety [Showup]
Malcolm Locks – Get up Stand up [Showup]
The Vibrettes – Humpty Dump [Lujon]
Sir Victor Uwaigo – Dododo [Soundway]
The Olympians – O Alexis [Universal]
Boudewijn de Groot – Een meisje van zestien [Decca]
The Kinks – A Dedicated Follower of Fashion [Reprise]
Johnny Cash – Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright [CBS]
Robert Johnson – Come on in My Kitchen [Columbia]
Lucas & The Mike Cotton Sound – Ain’t Love Good Ain’t Love Proud [Sequel]
The Shangri-La’s – Easier to Cry [Red Bird]
The Egyptians – Party Stomp [Norton]
The Pebbles – I Wanna Be Loved by You [Planet Pimp]
The Driving Stupid – Horror Asparragus Stories [BFD]
Claude Denjean – Kiss This [Discomagic]
Hot Chocolate – Emma [RAK]
Lee Hazlewood – Poet Fool or Bum [EMI]
The Swinging Neckbreakers – Thinkin’ Man’s Girl [Telstar]
Jeanette – Porque te vas [Hispavox]
Bruce Haack – Electric to Me Turn [Columbia/Omni]
Yma Sumac – Choladas [Capitol]
Ananda Shankar – Dancing Peacocks [Fallout]
Tom Waits – Blind Love [Island]
Son Of Dave – Low Rider [Kartel]


This weekend, I will be mostly working at

Kick-off was yesterday, tonight’s the second and last night, featuring lives by A Place To Bury Strangers, Daniel Johnston, Françoiz Breut, Grant Hart, Mike Ladd (among many others) and the legendary mister Oyl Butcher and yours truly playing some records you should be able to dance to afterwards. The other afterparty at da club features CSS live (missing out on that one, d’oh!), Metronomy live (d’oh!²) and Radioclit deejaying.


7-inch series, part 495 – Blood Red Shoes

Blood Red Shoes – This Is Not for You
label: V2
year: 2008
side a: This Is Not for You
side b: Carry Knots |

So I finally saw them the other day playing in Brussels, thanks to the legendary mista Oyl Butcher, my homez. He persuaded me to go with him and the other fellas, despite previous arrangements I had made. I do not regret having gone. Blood Red Shoes were supposed to play at da club about a year ago. We were all really psyched, but then they cancelled, don’t know why. Six month later they were famous, and last Summer they play Pukkelpoo, which brought them even more fame and fortune.

The Botanique gig was ace, even though the lady had a cold. They went for it. I bought this single afterwards, and the album, finally – I’ve been listening to the MP3 version for about a year now and I still love it. Definitely one for the yearlist.


Note to self

[dank aan de Oyl Butcher]


7-inch serie, deel 389 – The Dells

The Dells – Love Is Blue
label: Chess
jaar: 1969
kant a: Medley: I Can Sing a Rainbow/Love Is Blue
kant b: Hallelujah Baby

Een paar weken terug was ik met The Oyl Butcher in Brugge om iemand af te zetten. We kwamen langs een bakkerij en net voordat we al ons geld wilden uitgeven aan chocoladebroodjes en éclairs met caramel, viel des Schlagers oog op de smoezelige etalage van de winkel ernaast. “Versleten platenhoezen op twee uur.”

Ons vrachtje wilde naar zijn bestemming, dus we konden nog niet meteen naar binnen. Vier uur en een hoop eenrichtingsstraatjes later stonden we er dan eindelijk. Bakken met 45s, lp’s, 12s, betamax en vhs videobanden, beduimelde tijdschriftjes van bedenkelijk allooi, en een hoop stoffige boeken. My kinda shop.

Ik kende The Dells helemaal niet, maar die naam had me al voor de helft overtuigd. De hoesfoto en het label deden de rest. En terecht, want fijn muziekje.


Ben Mono in de huis

Nog meer platenruiters: Daphné, Nikolai, The Oyl Butcher en der Lubacov. Daar, vierkant.


7-inch serie, deel 313 – Joseph ‘Blue’ Grant

(Deel 312 hiero)
Joseph ‘Blue’ Grant – Distance Makes No Barriers
label: Blue
jaar: 2001
kant a: Distance Makes No Barriers
kant b: Distance Makes No Barriers Part II |

Nog een singeltje dat ik voor mijn verjaardag gekregen heb, en wel van Patrick a.k.a. The Oyl Butcher. Fijne lovers rock van de Jamaicaanse import-Duitser die vooral bekendheid geniet door zijn hitsingle “To Be Poor Is A Crime” uit 1981. “Distance Makes No Barriers” is ook te vinden op het album met dezelfde titel.