Get Your Groove Back

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Tuesday 11:00am - 1:00pm

GET YOUR GROOVE BACK (aka The Jobs & Growth Show)

Dare I use the “e” (ecl#$%tic) word to describe the wide-ranging styles of music that you will hear on Get Your Groove Back? You’ll hear Muddy Waters back to back with Ali Farka Toure, Sister Rosetta Tharpe with Johnny Winter, Dya Singh with Rory McLeod. Programs include featured albums, tracks to a theme, particular styles (from blues to world), guests (some of whom actually turn up, some of whom are interesting), film soundtracks and other stuff made up on the spur of the moment. Regular features include music I borrow from the library, instrumentals and music around a moment in history. If your life has a soundtrack, the chances are you’ll hear it on Get Your Groove Back.


The LIFE Campaign invites you to a public review of the federal Budget … from the point of view of low-income workers:

When: Oct 7, 2020 08:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney time

Topic: Defy Austerity: Fund Everyone’s Future
Register in advance for this public meeting (by ZOOM) email address:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. Guest Speakers Alison Pennington (@Centre for Future Work), Tony Evans (Retired, formerly economist at the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union)
Guest commentators: to be confirmed; Participant contributions

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has held an emergency meeting between all MPs within her government … to see if there are any more useless rural dissidents who want to question her leadership in the midst of this global pandemic that she appears to be handling quite well, when compared to literally any other government in the entire world. [Betoota Advocate]

1. Mawal Menzal  [Home Pro] (Seuleyman) by Omar Seuleyman (Bahdeni Nami, 2015)  [2:33] Seuleyman is a Syrian singer and farmer from the village of Tell Tamer[1][2] near the city of Ra’s al-‘Ayn in the northeastern region of Syria.[3] He started his career as a part-time wedding singer in his native al-Hasakah Governorate, and while himself a Sunni Arab, he emphasises the influence its culturally diverse milieu has had on his style: “My music is from the community I come from – the Kurdish, the Ashuri, the Arabic, they’re all in this community. Even Turkish because it’s so near, it’s just across the border. And even Iraqi.
2. Tawwalt El Gjheba (Seuleyman) by Omar Seuleyman (Bahdeni Nami, 2015)  [7:41]
3. Sastanaqqam [I Question You] (Alhousseyni) by Tinariwen (Elwan, 2017) [3:24] a group of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali. The band was formed in 1979 in TamanrassetAlgeria, but returned to Mali after a 1990-95 peace accord.  02 instrumental (gtr); a very long song, one you’ll know
4. Echoes (Mason/ Wright/  Gilmour/ Waters) by Rorigo y Gabriela (Mettavolution, 2019)[18:58] from Mexico.
5. El Canto de la Arena [The Song of Sand] (Brahim) by Aziza Brahim (Abber el Hamada, 2016) [4:49] She was born in 1976 in the Sahrawi refugee camps, in the Tindouf region of Algeria where her mother had settled in late 1975, fleeing from the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara. Her father remained in El Aaiun where he later died. Due to the Western Sahara War, Aziza never met him. Growing up in the severe conditions of the desert camps, Aziza discovered music as both a source of entertainment and a natural way to express and communicate her personal emotions and thoughts of resistance. Now lives in Barcelona.
6. Tenere Taqqal [What Has Become of the Tenere (Alhabib) by Tinariwen (Elwan, 2017) [4:26] Ténéré, physiographic region of the Sahara extending from northeastern Niger into western ChadComprising the northwestern part of the Central Sudan depression, this vast level plain of sand extends over approximately 154,440 square miles (400,000 square km)
7. Amandrai (Toure) by Ali Farka Toure & Ry Cooder (Talking Timbuktu, 1994) [9:24]
8.  INTERVIEW WITH EMMA DONOVAN  [40:07] music included in the interview:
a)  Gumbaynngirr Lady an Emma Donovan single from 2002
b)  Down In The Kitchen – Jesse Lloyd from The Mission Songs Project
c). Far Away Home – The Black Arm Band featuring Archie Roach. From the show Dirtsong. Recorded live in Melbourne at the Hamer Hall 2010.
d)  Over Under – Emma Donovan and The Putbacks from Dawn
e)  Keep Me In Your Reach – AA
f). Pink Skirt – new single from the album Crossover which comes out in November.
9. El Wad [The River] (Brahim) by Aziza Brahim (Abber el Hamada, 2016) [3:13]]
10. Banga [River Spirit] (Toure) by Ali Farka Toure & Ry Cooder (Talking Timbuktu, 1994) [2:32] Cooder doesn’t play on this one.
11. Banga (Smith) by Patti Smith (Banga, 2012) [2:51] Banga was thye name of Pontius Pilot’s dog, according to Mikhail Bulgakov in The Master & Margharita
12. Boy In The Bubble (Simon) by Patti Smith (Twelve, 2007) [4:29] album of covers



* Someone offers you a doughnut. It burns your tongue

*You check your calendar & your house number 3 times before you turn on the sprinklers. Your neighbour’s face appears @ the window. You wonder if you should check again.

*It is time for the Maccas Run. Nobody knows what time it actually is, but you all sense it is right. The Designated stands up.

* Whoever she is, whenever, wherever, whatever she is, she will always be right.

* It’s bin night, but which bin? The streets lie paralysed, homeowners lurking behind their gates, waiting for someone to make the first move.

*The sun is broiling the dry land. Half the country is on fire. You look up @ the sky & worry about your flood insurance. [Australian Gothic]

*”…a speechwriter might easily be a hedgehog – rarely seen & never heard, shuffling about like some relic of times when people spoke in complete sentences & philosophy & rhetoric mattered” [Don Watson, Recollections of a Bleeding Heart]

1. Found You (Savage) by Cash Savage & The Last Drinks (Good Citizens, 2018) [2:50]
2. Good Citizens (Savage) by Cash Savage & The Last Drinks (Good Citizens, 2018) [5:33]
3. Laurabada (Ingram) by Drum Drum (Out of This World 10 Years of WOMAD in Australia,2003; orig on Drum Drum, ?) [5:20]
*4.The Hustle Is On (Walker) by T-Bone Walker (The Very Best of T-Bone Wal;ker, 2000) [2:29]
5. Yesterday Morning (Schuman) by Hazmat Modine (Bahamut, 2006) [5:09]
6. Happens To The Heart (Cohen) by Leonard Cohen (Thanks For The Dance, 2019) [4:32]
7. Fred of Ballaroy (Schuman) by Hazmat Modine (Bahamut, 2006) [1:29]
8. Hilarity Rag (Block) by Rory Block (High Heeled Blues, 1989) [2:01]
9.Guitar Ditty 1 (Block) by Rory Block (I’m Every Woman, 2002) [1:14]
10. Guitar Ditty 2 (Block) by Rory Block (I’m Every Woman, 2002) [0:37]
11. Debe (Diabate/ Toure) by Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate (In The Heart of the Moon, 2005) [4:57] It is the first in a three-part series released on World Circuit Records entitled “The Hotel Mandé Sessions” followed by Savane and Boulevard de l’Independence. The album’s title is derived from Touré’s own more lengthy descriptive title for the recording session; “A very important meeting in the realm at the heart of the moon. Toure’s 19th of 21 albums.
12. ASCO (Toure) by Ali Farka Toure (Niafunke, 1999) [5:48]
13. INTERVIEW WITH JANET BURSTALL from Living Incomes For Everyone (L.I.F.E,;
14. Sleeping Storm (Agam/ Mayhew) by April Maze (
Sleeping Storm, 2015) [3:06] from Sydney (?), rec there.
15. Unemployment Blues (Holmes?) by Odetta (Blues Everywhere I Go, 1999) [4:05]
16. Grinnin’ In Your Face (House) by Ramblin’ Jack Elliott  (A Stranger Here, 2009) [3:55]
17. Jimmie’s Texas Blues (Rogers) by Duke Robillard (The Acoustic Blues & Roots of Duke Robillard, 2015) [3:08] 18. I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home (Jackson/ Mathews) by Rory Block  (I’m Every Woman, 2002) [5:33]
19.  Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home (Jackson/ Mathews) by Marva Wright (Blues Queen of New Orleans, 2004) [3:51]
20.  Breaking Up Somebody’s Home (Jackson/ Mathews) by The Hippos (Hipocracy, 1988) [5:48]
21. Make It Work (Jungalwalla/ Leahy) by This Way North (Vol. 2, 2018) [3:41] members Leisha Jungalwalla & Cat Leahy, “country Victoria”
22. Once (NGAIIRE) by NGAIIRE  [5:15] single 2015 orig from Lae, PNG, now Lismore (?)
23. Dance Again (?) by Skipping Girl Vinegar (The Great Wave, 2015) [3:14] from Melbourne.
24. Something Has Changed by Pirra [3:21] single; from Sydney
25. Hold On Me by Deep Street Soul (Look Out, Watch Out, ?) [2:33] from Melbourne.
26. Nekcha (Kastri)  by Hamid EL Kastri (Yobadi, 2015/6?) [5:58]  Yobadi means friends in Bambara which is one of Mali’s national languages. Yobadi is an album written in collaboration between Karim Ziad the artistic director of the Gnawa World Music Festival organized in Essaouira, Morocco and M’aalem Hamid El Kasri who is a renown Moroccan M’aalem. The two artists wanted to create an album that would be likeable by a huge part of the public in order to make them discover the Gnawa music, which explains that they mixed a lot of musical styles. Gnawa music is one of the most important musical currents in Morocco and some other parts in Northern Africa such as Algeria. In several Gnawa songs, the M’aalem refers to the prophet or Allah’s greatness even in a song such as the one we chose that is named Yobadi as well which is refering to the friendship between the two artists.

* Indicates CD borrowed from Castlemaine Library (Goldfields Library Corp)