The Music Mix

Thursday 18 September 2014, with Nick Atkinson

Thursday, 18 September 2014

....tonight the unlikely tale of an ex-junkie in his ‘60s and the role he played inspiring a young drummer in his mid-20s who’s just released his debut solo album. That drummer is Will Wood, who played in in The Grifters, the very capable former backing band for Bernie Griffen, the rugged and storied gent with a dark past and a new album. Hear how their tales intertwine with Nick Atkinson and Trevor Reekie.

Bernie Griffen - Salvation

Bernie Griffen by Michael Flynn

Bernie Griffen. Photo: Michael Flynn

Auckland singer and story-teller Bernie Griffen is joined by partner and collaborator Kirsten Warner and long time guitarist Steve Roach. Bernie Griffen and his new band, The Thin Men celebrate the release of their new album Salvation at The Tuning Fork in Auckland next Thursday September 25th.....

......curiously our next artist, Will Wood, was Bernie Griffen’s drummer in his previous band The Grifters. Will Wood releases his solo debut Broken Man tomorrow on Lyttelton Records. It’s an album shaped in part, by his time on the drum stool behind Bernie.

Will Wood - Broken Man

Will Wood by Tom Landon Lane resize

Will Wood. Photo: Tom Landon-Lane

Johnny Cooper - The Māori Cowboy

In 1955 he recorded and released 'Rock Around the Clock' before Bill Haley's version had hit these shores. But there was a lot more to him than that timely cover. Chris Bourke pays tribute to the New Zealand pop music pioneer who died at home in Nae Nae earlier this month. Johnny Cooper was 85.

Electric Wire Hustle - Love Can Prevail

Electric Wire Hustle return this week with Love Can Prevail, the follow-up to their 2009 eponymous debut. The band's nucleus Mara TK and Dave Wright talk to Sam Wicks about their evolving lineup and sound.

EWH by Chika Takami

Mara TK and Dave Wright of Electric Wire Hustle. Photo: Chika Takami

 

Playlist

Artist: Bernie Griffen and The Thin Men
Song: I’m Crying Too
Comp: Griffen . Bamford
Album: Salvation
Label: Flaming Pearl Records didtributed by Yelloweye Music

Artist: Bernie Griffen and The Thin Men
Song: Burial ground
Comp: Griffen. Khan
Album: Salvation
Label: Flaming Pearl Records didtributed by Yelloweye Music

Artist:Bernie Griffen and The Thin Men
Song: The Girl With The golden arm
Comp: Griffen
Album: Salvation
Label: Flaming Pearl Records didtributed by Yelloweye Music

Artist:Bernie Griffen and The Thin Men
Song: Precious Love
Comp: Griffen
Album: Salvation
Label: Flaming Pearl Records didtributed by Yelloweye Music

Artist:Bernie Griffen and The Thin Men
Song: Circus Song
Comp: Griffen. Warner
Album: Salvation
Label: Flaming Pearl Records didtributed by Yelloweye Music

Artist:Bernie Griffen and The Thin Men
Song: Drowning
Comp: Griffen. Arranged by The Grifters
Album: Salvation
Label: Flaming Pearl Records didtributed by Yelloweye Music

Artist:Bernie Griffen and The Thin Men
Song: Salvation
Comp: Griffen
Album: Salvation
Label: Flaming Pearl Records didtributed by Yelloweye Music

Artist:Bernie Griffen and The Thin Men
Song: Huka Falls
Comp: Griffen. Arranged by the Grifters
Album: Salvation
Label: Flaming Pearl Records didtributed by Yelloweye Music

Artist:Bernie Griffen and The Thin Men
Song: Innocence
Comp: Griffen
Album: Salvation
Label: Flaming Pearl Records didtributed by Yelloweye Music

Artist: Will Wood
Song: Heartstrings, New Bond Street, Take Me Away, Sick Of It All
Composer: Will Wood
Album: Broken Man
Label: Lyttelton ecords

Track: Chew Tobacco Rag
Artist: Johnny Cooper and the Range Riders
Composer: Briggs
Album: Ridin Along with Johnny Cooper and the Range Riders
Catalogue Number: Sonic SON 011

Track: ‘Look What You've Done’
Artist: Johnny Cooper
Composer: Johnny Cooper
78rpm disc: HMV HR61

Track: One By One
Artist: Johnny Cooper, Margaret Francis and the Range Riders
Composer: Wright
Album: Kiwi Nostalgia Hits of the 50s
Catalogue Number: BMG 139283

Track: Rock Around the Clock
Artist: Johnny Cooper
Album: Waiata: Maori Showbands, Balladeers & Pop Stars
Composer: DeKnight-Freedman
Label: EMI 50999 6802952

Track: Pie Cart Rock’n’Roll
Artist: Johnny Cooper
Album: Pie Cart Rock’n’Roll
Composer: Johnny Cooper
Label: Zerox DZERO2

Track: ‘Look What You've Done’ (live)
Artist: Johnny Cooper
Album: Nga Matua: When the Haka Became Boogie's Greatest Bits
Composer: Johnny Cooper
Label: Tangata TANGCD507

Artist: Electric Wire Hustle
Song: By & Bye, If These Are the Last Days, Light Goes a Long Way, Loveless, Numbers and Steel
Composer: Mara TK/D.Wright
Album: Love Can Prevail
Label: Okayplayer/somethinksounds