INVISIBLE HITS   

SUNDAY 9-10 PM
The Invisible Hits Hour is a weekly specialty program that offers the obscure and re-interprets the common. It is devoted to uncovering tracks, albums, artists and entire families of music left undiscovered by the mass marketplace, the music industry and popular culture. It aims, as well, to cast new light on the over-exposed.

Curt Schieber - who comes to the program with nearly 25 years of experience in the local music community - hosts the program with the help of guest hosts drawn from the local and national industry. Together, they review a selection of new releases and play a track from each.

My Favorite Albums of 2018 (not ranked)

David Byrne – American Utopia (Nonesuch)
Melody’s Echo Chamber – Bon Voyage (Fat Possum)
Elvis Costello & The Imposters – Look Now (Concord)
Iron & Wine – Weed Garden (Sub Pop)
Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (Anti/Epitaph)
Macy Gray – Ruby (Artistry Music)
Rolling Blackouts, C.F. – Hope Downs (Sub Pop)
John Coltrane – Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album (Verve)
Blood Orange – Negro Swan (Domino)
Superchunk – What A Time To Be Alive (Merge)
Loma – self-titled (Sub Pop)
John Prine – The Tree Of Forgiveness (Oh Boy!)
Death Cab For Cutie – Thank You For Today (Atlantic)
Father John Misty – God’s Fovorite Customer (Sub Pop)
Low – Double Negative (Sub Pop)
Rosanne Cash – She Remembers Everything (Blue Note)
Ought – Room Inside The World (Merge)
Rolling Stones – On Air (ABKO/Polydor/Ume)
Anjelique Kidjo – Remain In Light (Kravenworks)
I’m With Her – See You Around (Rounder/Umgd)
Fatoumata Diawara – Fenfo (Something To Say) (Shanachie)
 


1/13/19
GUEST: NO GUEST

1. Xuan – Have Some Fun (Palo Santo) – “Big Blue Ocean”
2. Castlecomer – self-titled (Concord) – “Make Love Make Music”
3. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Sex & Food (Jagjaguar) – “Major League Chemicals”
4. The Decemberists – Traveling On (Capitol EP) – “Down On The Knuckle”
5. Salim Nourallah – Somewhere South Of Sane (Palo Santo) – “Let Go Of The Night”
6. Jeff Tweedy – Warm (dBpm) – “Some Birds”
7. John Zorn – Salem 1692 (Tzadik) – “Witness To An Invisible World”
8. Salif Keita – Un Autre Blanc (Naïve Jazz import) – “Were Were”
9. Baba & Djana Sissoko – Fasiya (Blindfaith) – “Aye Donke”
10. Ensign Broderick – Feast Of Panthers (Six Shooter) – “Heaven Smiles With Her Eyes”
11. The Bright Light Social Hour – “Lie To Me” (Modern Outsider single) – “Lie To Me”

1/6/19 - YEAR-END FAVES II – no order
GUEST: NO GUEST

1. Rolling Blackouts, C.F. – Hope Downs (Sub Pop) – “An Air Conditioned Man”
2. Low – Double Negative (Sub Pop) “Rome (Always In The Dark)”
3. Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (Anti/Epitaph) – “You Without End”
4. Macy Gray – Ruby (Artistry Music) – “Jealousy”
5. Rosanne Cash – She Remembers Everything (Blue Note) – “8 Gods Of Harlem”
6. I’m With Her – See You Around (Rounder/Umgd) – “Ain’t That Fine”
7. Ought – Room Inside The World (Merge) – “Disaffectation”
8. Rolling Stones – On Air (ABKO/Polydor/Ume) – “The Spider And The Fly”
9. Anjelique Kidjo – Remain In Light (Kravenworks) – “Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)”
10. Fatoumata Diawara – Fenfo (Something To Say) (Shanachie) – “Kokoro”
11. Superchunk – What A Time To Be Alive (Merge) – “Dead Photographers”

12/30/18 - Year-end Faves in no order
GUEST: NO GUEST

1. David Byrne – American Utopia (Nonesuch) – “Gasoline And Dirty Sheets”
2. Father John Misty – God’s Fovorite Customer (Sub Pop) – “The Palace”
3. Elvis Costello & The Imposters – Look Now (Concord) – “Suspect My Tears”
4. John Coltrane – Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album (Verve) – “Vilia (take 5)”
5. Blood Orange – Negro Swan (Domino) – “Runnin’”
6. Loma – self-titled (Sub Pop) – “Shadow Relief”
7. Iron & Wine – Weed Garden (Sub Pop) – “Last Of Your Rock ‘n’ Roll Heroes”
8. John Prine – The Tree Of Forgiveness (Oh Boy!) – “When I Get To Heaven”
9. Death Cab For Cutie – Thank You For Today (Atlantic) – “Northern Lights”
10. Melody’s Echo Chamber – Bon Voyage (Fat Possum) – “Cross My Heart”

12/23/18
GUEST: NO GUEST

1. Van Morrison – The Prophet Speaks (Caroline/Exile) – “5 Am Greenwich Mean Time”
2. The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra – The Music Of John Lewis (Blue Engine) – “Two Bass Hit”
3. Bruce Springsteen – Springsteen On Broadway (Columbia) – “My Father’s House (intro)”
4. Bruce Springsteen – Springsteen On Broadway (Columbia) – “My Father’s House”
5. The Brother Brothers – Some People I Know (Compass) – “Ocean’s Daughter”
6. Bryan Ferry – Bitter-Sweet (BMG) – “Bitter-Sweet”
7. Parker Gispert – Sunlight Tonight (Normaltown/New West) – “Caught In The Moonlight”
8. various – Step Forward Youth (VP) – Trinity – “Three Piece Suit”
9. Broncho – Bad Behavior (Park The Van) – “Get In My Car”
10. Laura Jane Grace and The Devouring Mothers – Bought To Rot (Bloodshot) – “The Airplane Song”

12/16/18
GUEST: NO GUEST

1. Foxwarren – self-titled (Anti) – “In Another Life”
2. Van Morrison – The Prophet Speaks (Caroline/Exile) – “Gonna Send You Back To Where I Got You From”3. various – “Southern Music Issue, North Carolina” (CD with Oxford American Magazine: winter, 2018) – Joe & Odell Thompson – “Lights In The Valley”
4. various – “Southern Music Issue, North Carolina” (CD with Oxford American Magazine: winter, 2018) – Sun Ra & His Arkestra – “Somebody Else’s World”
5. various – “Southern Music Issue, North Carolina” (CD with Oxford American Magazine: winter, 2018) – Nina Simone – “African Mailman”
6. various – “Southern Music Issue, North Carolina” (CD with Oxford American Magazine: winter, 2018) – Tift Merritt – “My Heart Is Free”
7. Charles Bradley – Black Velvet (Daptone) – “Can’t Fight The Feeling”
8. Allman Brothers – Fillmore East 1970 (The Owsley Stanley Foundation & The Allman Brothers Band Recording Co.) – “Statesboro Blues”
9. Big Brother & The Holding Co. – Sex, Dope & Cheap Thrills (Columbia/Legacy) – “Catch Me Daddy”
10. Steve Kuhn Trio – To And From The Heart (Sunnyside) – “Into The New World”
11. Boy George & Culture Club – Life (BMG) – “Runaway Train”
12. Jeff Tweedy – Warm (dBpm) – “Some Birds”

12/9/18
GUEST: DAVID BANBURY
(FIGGY FEST ORGANIZER)

1. Matthew Sweet – Wicked System Of Things (Honeycomb Hideout/MRI/Sony Music)
2. Kate Bush – Remastered, Part I (Fish People/Parlophone) – from Hounds Of Love – “Running Up That Hill (Deal With God)”
3. various – Holiday Blood: A Figgy Fest Gift For You (Columbus Blood) – Figgy & The Scrooges – “12 Shots Of Xmess”
4. various – Holiday Blood: A Figgy Fest Gift For You (Columbus Blood) – Hung Stocking & The Ginger Bred – “The Green Santalishi (With The Two Lawn Elves)”
5. Kacey Musgraves – “High Horse” remixes (MCA 10” single) – “High Horse” (Kue remix)
6. Gregory Porter – One Night Only: Live At The Royal Albert Hall (Blue Note) – “Nature Boy”
7. Jeff Tweedy – Warm (dBpm) – “Some Birds”
8. various – Step Forward Youth (VP) – Junior Murvin – “Police And Thieves”
9. Rebecca Blasband – Here (self-produced) – “Fool’s Heaven”
10. Asleep At The Wheel – New Routes (Bismeaux/Thirty Tigers) – “Big River”
11. David Bowie – Glastonbury 2000 (Parlophone) – “Golden Years” 

12/2/18
GUEST: EVA BEVANS

1. The Good, The Bad, And The Queen – Merrie Land (Studio 13) – “Last Man To Leave”
2. Paul Simon – In The Blue Light (Sony Legacy) – “Rene And Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War”
3. various – Holiday Blood: A Figgy Fest Gift For You (Columbus Blood) – Angry Reindeer – “At War With Santa”
4. various – Holiday Blood: A Figgy Fest Gift For You (Columbus Blood) – Ebenezer Booze – “Xmas Attack”
5. Marianne Faithfull – Negative Capability (Panta Rei/BMG) – “Gypsy Faerie Queen”
6. Kate Bush – Remastered, Part I (Fish People/Parlophone) from Lionheart – “Oh England My Lionheart”
7. Kate Bush – Remastered, Part I (Fish People/Parlophone) from Never For Ever – “Babooshka”
8. Maggie Roche – Where Do I Come From (Storysound) – “Hammond Song”
9. Thom Yorke – Suspiria (XL) – “Olga’s Destruction”
10. Young The Giant – Mirror Master (Elektra) – “Brother’s Keeper”
11. Smashing Pumpkins – Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 (Napalm) – “Knights Of Malta”

11/25/2018
GUEST: NO GUEST

1. Smashing Pumpkins – Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 (Napalm) – “Knights Of Malta”
2. Fleet Foxes – First Collection: 2006-2009 (Sub Pop) – “Silver Dagger”
3. Ryley Walker – The Lillywhite Sessions (Dead Oceans) – “Busted Stuff”
4. The Beatles – The Beatles (Apple Corps Limited/Universal Music reissue) – “Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey”
5. The Beatles – The Beatles (Apple Corps Limited/Universal Music reissue) – “Revolution”
6. The Good, The Bad, And The Queen – Merrie Land (Studio 13) – “Lady Boston”
7. Charles Bradley – Black Velvet (Daptone) – “Slip Away”
8. Sonny Clark Trio – The 1960 Time Sessions (Tompkins Square) – “Minor Meeting”
9. Martin & Eliza Carthy – Live At The Pavilion, 2018 (Under The Bed) – “Young Caraboo”
10. Marianne Faithfull – Negative Capability (Panta Rei/BMG) – “Witches’ Song”
11. The Velvet Underground – New York Rehearsal, 1966 (Sutra) – “Heroin”

11/18/18
GUEST: JIM JOHNSON
(DRUMMER/MUSIC DISTRIBUTOR)

1. Tom Petty – An American Treasure (Reprise) – “Surrender”
2. KT Tunstall – Wax (Rostrum) – “Little Red Thread”
3. various – Holiday Blood: A Figgy Fest Gift For You (Columbus Blood) – 3 Speed Sleigh – “H-A-N-U-K-K-A-H”
4. various – Holiday Blood: A Figgy Fest Gift For You (Columbus Blood) – Ebenezer Booze – “Xmas Attack”
5. Thom Yorke – Suspiria (XL) – “Olga’s Destruction”
6. Rosanne Cash – She Remembers Everything (Blue Note) – “Undiscovered Country”
7. Bob Dylan – More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 (Sony Legacy) – “Tangled Up In Blue”
8. The Beatles – The Beatles (Apple Corps Limited/Universal Music reissue) – “Glass Onion” (Esher demo)
9. Marianne Faithfull – Negative Capability (Panta Rei/BMG) – “The Gypsy Faerie Queen”
10. Kurt Vile – Bottle It In (Matador) – “Loading Zones”
11. Mini Mansions – Works Every Time (Fiction) – “Works Every Time”

11/4/18
GUEST: NO GUEST

1. Primal Scream – Give Out But Don’t Give Up: The Original Memphis Recordings (Sony Music) – “Call On Me”
2. Dean Wareham/Cheval Sombre – Dean Wareham vs. Cheval Sombre (Double Feature) – “Wand’rin’ Star”
3. Bob Dylan – More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 (Sony Legacy) – “Up To Me”
4. Fairport Convention & Friends – A Tree With Roots: The Songs Of Bob Dylan (UMC import) – “I’ll Keep It With Mine”
5. J Mascis – Elastic Days (Sub Pop) – “Everything She Said”
6. Julia Holter – Aviary (Domino) – “Another Dream”
7. Chucho Valdes – Jazz Bata 2 (Mack Ave.) – “El Guije”
8. Eric Church – Desperate Man (EMI Nashville) – “Jukebox And A Bar”
9. Tony Joe White – Bad Mouthin’ (Yep Roc) – “Bad Mouthin’”
10. Guerilla Toss – Twisted Crystal (DFA) – “Meteorological”