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.