I Can’t Live In A Living Room

Lebanese funk, a soul song by boxer Joe Frazier and the nuttiest song you’ve ever heard about Wyatt Earp (sung by a preacher who really should have researched Earp more closely). Songs Played Mireille Darc “La Femme D’un Ange” [b/w Avec Les Mains Avec La Bouche] 1975 The Squad “Red Alert” [b/w £8-A-Week] 1978 The…

Am I Really Livin?

Unnerving 50’s country, psychedelic witches, Korean girl group funk, 1940s odes to weed, bible thumping bears and more! You know, it’s Esoteria: Expect the unexpected! Song Played Big Dipper “Faith Healer” [Boo-Boo] Mad Mike & The Maniacs “The Hunch” [b/w Quarter To Four] Bridget Harrison “A Double Decker Bus” [The House Of Music] Diana Darrin…

Mega Force!

We travel the world of obscurities, from Japan to Nashville to Turkey to Yugoslavia and right out of this world to Mars. Songs Played The Reynettes “Rescue Me” [Kowloon, Hong Kong] The Factory “Path Through the Forest” [b/w Gone] Grupo Corea “Cuando se Quiere” [30 de Octubre Homenaje] Lynn Castle With Last Friday’s Fire “Rose…

Only People Can Save The World

Brand new episode chock full of psychedelic absurdities, private press oddities and eccentric obscurities! Songs Played Big Boy Pete “Cold Turkey” [b/w My Love Is Like A Spaceship] 1968 Rudi “I-Spy” [I-Spy] 1979 Bappi Lahiri “Night Lovers” [Night Lovers: Bappi Lahiri’s Pop Songs] 1982 Christie Azumah & The Uppers International “Naam” [Din Ya Sugri] 1976…

Till The Well Runs Dry

Wynona Carr “Till The Well Runs Dry” [b/w Should I Ever Love Again] 1956 John McFarland Sextet “Summer Storm” [Provocation Exotique] Date Unknown Marie Laforêt “Ivan, Boris Et Moi ” [b/w Je Ne Peux Rien Promettre] 1967 The Duprees “Have You Heard ” [b/w Love Eyes] 1963 Johnny Burnette And The Rock ‘N Roll Trio…

I Don’t Wanna Be Too Cool

Originally aired July 15, 2020 Songs Played The Terraplanes “It’s Hip” [b/w Evil Going On] 1981 Ellison Chase “Let’s Rock” [b/w Let’s Rock] 1976 The Group Solo “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly” [Beware of the Dog] Year Unknown Jimmet Lawson “Janie” [7” single] 1989 The Revels “Dead Man’s Stroll” [b/w Talking To My…

I See the Light

Hear me mispronounce bands you’ve never heard of, playing genres you weren’t aware were played in countries you haven’t visited! It’s Esoteria! Songs Played The Untouchables “The General ” [b/w Tropical Bird] 1983 The Haunted “1-2-5” [The Haunted] 1967 Jeannette Ndiaye “Makom Ma Bobe” [Mut’a Mbamba] 1981 Kenny and the Impacts “Wishing Well” [b/w Heartaches]…

Give It One More Try

We’re doing more globetrotting here on Esoteria. I’m bringing you psych rock from Malaysia, lounge from South Africa, folk from Japan, Canadian punk and an…um…very interesting country song sung by a little girl called “Tell My Daddy The Church Bell Is Ringing”…it’s really something.  Songs Played Masumi Hara “カメラ” [Imagination Exchange] 1982 Red Squares “Ottawa…

Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and…

How We Be

No matter what genres you prefer to listen to, there are vital contemporary black artists who are recording in it. Songs Played Melissa Laveaux “Triggers” [Dying Is a Wild Night] 2011 CocknBullKid “Mexico” [Adulthood] 2014 Sinkane “How We Be” [Mean Love] 2011 Young Fathers “Toy” [Cocoa Sugar] 2018 Yves Tumor “Noid” [Noid] 2018 Inna MODJA…