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Podcast 89: Buck 65 - The A to F Podcast

When asked about the name of this podcast, Richard Terfry (a.k.a. Buck 65) merely stated, "I pulled music from my record collection, which is arranged alphabetically, and I only got as far as the letter F."

Terfrey clearly put some serious time and thought into the track selection here. On The A to F Podcast, rather than simply mix an hour's worth of music and chuck it to an audience, he carefully leads us through each song, stopping to explain the origins of the music, tell an anecdote here and there, give shout-outs to fellow Canadian musicians, and hand us a few pieces of little-known music history. Our consensus: he'd make a mighty fine radio-show host from the sounds of this mix.

Terfry just released a new album under his Bike for Three! project, which he does alongside Belgian-based Hoelle Phuong Minh Le (a.k.a. Greetings From Tuskan). More Heart Than Brains is available via anticon..

The A to F Podcast:
01 Greetings From Tuskan - The Fourth of Never
02 Buddy Peace - Ample Champ
03 Al Tuck - Buddah
04 Elevator to Hell - Backteeth
05 Buck 65 - Days on End*
06 Boubacar Traoré - Mariama
07 Ata Kak - Yemmpa Aba
08 Big Daddy Kane - For Your Own Concern
09 Chill Rob G - Future Shock
10 The Chosen Ones - Come and Get Some
11 Brian Wilson - Smart Girls
12 Emmett Miller - The Gypsy
13 Archers of Loaf - The Greatest of All Time
14 Johnny Cash - Couldn't Keep From Cryin' (Buck 65 remix)
15 Clarence Ashley - Little Sadie
16 Mystery Song
17 Dave Marsh - Forsaken by the Beautiful People

* from Dirtywork!, not "Dirtbike," as mentioned in the introduction.

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5 comments Buck 65 - The A to F Podcast

.:hm:. (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 06/05/2009 - 11:29

talks too much. i want to shoot myself in the head when he talks, and then music is good? Like a manic-depressive mistress...enjoy at your own peril. I got one song into it and got annoyed and I will listen to most anything 1x. Love his work...just his work, though. Its over-sharing 101.

sebutonedef (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 06/05/2009 - 14:14

I presume you're making a joke with the "radio show host" comment? He's hosted a show on CBC since September of last year...

http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/r2drive/

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 06/05/2009 - 15:06

Eclectic taste for sure, but the mix hits the mark!
As for the "talking", I think it's great he's giving some background to his selections, shows some insight and thoughtfulness. Nicely done.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 07/09/2009 - 03:02

good stuff, found some new stuff to search out - thanks

matiasjajaja (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 08/09/2009 - 20:46

awsome time i had here! please keep going through the alphabet!!!

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