Veritable Infusion



VERITABLE INFUSION is one of several French translations for Naturally Flavoured. That is the only common denominator going on here; the music is naturally flavoured, crashing and gliding through many styles, from really old country and blues to dalliances with psychedelia, a lot of soul and funk from around the world, and usually topped off with a dose of reggae. Most weeks I insert some theme which is hoped to add some edification to the entertainment. Themes vary from the earliest Canadians to make American hits to the respective soul scenes of various countries, states and / or cities. An international music party going All around the world for the funk A party featuring rare cuts of funk, reggae, jazz, soul, blues, traditional & modern African music. DJ Erik T CIUT.FM Mondays 8-10pm. All donations pledged go 100% directly to CIUT.FM fund-drives to support community radio. All previously archived episodes available at Contact Local Toronto DJ Erik T:


  • Episode 63 - "Salut(e) Montréal"

    14/11/2017 Duración: 29min

    Podcast Topic: "Salut(e) Montréal" Play List Guess Who - Light My Fire (Jose Feliciano style w/ backstory) Stan Rogers (tribute @ Hugh's Room this weekend) - Northwest Passage Lydia Loveless - Back on the bottle Modern Lovers (Jonathan Richmoan coming to town) - Roadrunner Simply Saucer - I can Change My Mind Simply Saucer - Instant Pleasure Jughead - Hockey Song Jimmy Swift Band - Hockey Night In Canada (live) Canned Heat - Fried Hockey Boogie Pagliaro live Intro - Yves Sauve Pagliaro - Presentation Pagliaro - J'ai Marche Pour Un Nation Offenback live - Quoi Quoi Illustration - Upon the Earth Illustration - Our Love's a Chain Mashmakhan - Afraid of Losing You Nanette Workman - Crying crying Sharon Jones & thye Dap Kings - Better things to Do Joe King - Speak on Up Robert Knight (RIP) - Everlasting Love (orig ) Detroit Emeralds - Baby let me take you in my arms Joe Tex - I want to do everything for you the illusions - the funky donkey cymande - bra Magnum - It's the music that makes us do it Fabulous Mark

  • Episode 62 - "Hallowe'en Jollies"

    12/11/2017 Duración: 03h25min

    Podcast Topic: Interview with David Bradstreet/ Singer Songwriter "Halloween Jollies" Veritable Infusion with DJ Erik T: Starts at 39 minutes runs for 2 hours! Play List bb gabor moscow drug club - october revoltuin anniv david bradstreet - renaissance david bradstreet interview david bradstreet - Domino's Piano david bradstreet interview david bradstreet - lifelines (live in studio as above trax besides david bradstreet - "renaissance" david bradstreet interview david bradstreet travelling ones -live ciut handsome ned live h'shoe ghost rider in thye sky (Hallowe'en nod->) attic daddy dead end the haunted - horror show sam the sham & thye pharoahs - little red riding hood iggy pop - sister midnight malhavoc - human fly the misfits - hallowe'en ozzy osbourne live - the wizard africa - paint it black arthur brown - nightmare suite - fire ohio players live 1977 - fire incredible bongo band - inna gadda da vida wailers - mr brown priscilla rollins - obeah woman the vamps - disco blood fela kuti - zombie run

  • Episode 61 - "Boogie Woogie Bass Man"

    14/11/2016 Duración: 01h44min

    "Boogie Woogie Bass Man" (Podcast Title) Podcast Topic: Tonight was the eve of Chuck Berry's 90th birthday. Chuck had as much to do, if not more than anyone else, with the creation of rock n roll. There were white hillbilly singers before him. There were black blues guitarists with catchy songs before him. However when Chuck Berry played a mix of hillbilly songs (he could even yodel) and flashy blues guitar licks the black audiences apparently thought he was strange but they liked it enough to stay and watch... then white audiences started to dig on Chuck Berry. He went up to Chicago, played a few songs for Leonard Chess and the rest is rock n roll...  So to tonight started with a tribute to the man, the King of Rock n Roll, still alive and turning 90. The first cut is a mix of 2 Dead tapes of the same show in Buffalo '79- one with the introduction and the other recorded with particular expertise. Played Chuck doing a live version of this song of his later in the show... Les Sultans' live version of Caro

  • Episode 60 - "S.W.I.G!"

    30/08/2016 Duración: 02h41s

    S.W.I.G! (Podcast Title) Podcast Topic: Benny & the Jets Celebrate the East Coast PLAYLIST Les Hay Babies - Benny & the Jets Dolly Parton/ Porter Wagoner - Fight and Scratch Dolly Parton - Higher & Higher - Bottom Line '77 Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - Fish in the Dish Elvin Bishop, Charlie Daniels + - Fishing General Johnson - Gone Fishin' Joel Plaskett - That's Why I Love This Town Maurice Bolyer - Golden Bell Stomp S.W.I.G. -Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Medley) S.W.I.G. -Mountain Dew S.W.I.G. -Beverley Hillbillies S.W.I.G. -Fox On The Run S.W.I.G. -Nova Scotia Song S.W.I.G. -Band Introductions & G'Bye Eastwind - Hey Good Lookin' The Blue Diamonds - 21 Years in this Prison The Blue Diamonds - 30 Days 30 Dollars Stompin Tom Conners - New Brunswick & Mary The Easternaires - Tobique Woman Shirley Eickhard - Ease Your Pain About S.W.I.G!: The acronym from the ancestry of the original four members, "S" Scottish (Chris Leslie the original fiddler) "W" Welsh (the Roberts' Connection) "I" Irish (Roger Finegan

  • Episode 59 - "Trade Song"

    18/05/2016 Duración: 01h53min

    Trade Song (Podcast Title) Podcast Topic: World Fiddle Day and Canadian Tunes Fiddles and string sections... For World Fiddle Day, coming Saturday May 21st... Local fiddle expert and driving force behind World Fiddle Day, Anne Lederman was kind enough to drop by. She talked about fiddle styles across Canada, at least from Newfoundland to Manitoba. Anne also recorded hundreds of Metis fiddle tunes on multiple occasions in the 1980s. Before the show we talked briefly about some of the hassles of preserving taped music, a topic I hope we might discuss some other time. On a taping related note, I described one Gaspe fiddler, renowned locally, especially in his native Douglastown. Erskine Morris recorded himself playing around Douglastown and the Gaspe peninsula from the late fifties to the early nineties. He played dances, parties, family reunions, all sorts of shows, and his wife copied his tapes and mailed to friends and fans of old time Gaspe fiddling. Copies of These tapes are scattered around the conti

  • Episode 58 - "Save the date"

    27/02/2016 Duración: 01h55min

    "Save the date" (Podcast Title) New Year Play List Father Yoddawa... Played some Father Yod tunes and talked about him and his self styles family, and used The Thought Adjusters double l.p. for my info and music... Then went off to Ottawa, musically... Talked a little about occupy Oregon, Ottawa sounds through the decades, and other fun stuff... Tracks- *Gunsmoke- Gunfight, You Always Say Johnny Bond- Sick, Sober and Sorry *Pierre Berton- The Cremationof Sam McGhie Father ahold and the Source Family- Spin, Sleepy *O.J.Abott- The Barleycorn for Me,, To Be A Farmers Boy Again (off to the Ottawa Valley here with this Folkways collection of local songs) *Stompin Tom- Big Joe Mufferaw (all the way from Ottawa) *Mac Beattie- This Ottawa Valley of Mine *George Joly Duo- Mile After Mile, The Search- from "Live at the Beauclaire"- Ottawa area l.p. *Calamity Janes- Lorna of the Jungle- played later on maybe-N.B. after 3s A crowd track *The Guess Who- It's My Pride *Stitch in Tyme- rent *Skaliwags- Turn Him Down

  • Episode 57 - "Happy Samhain"

    27/10/2015 Duración: 01h59min

    "Happy Samhain" (Podcast Title) Hallowe'en week... And a nod to Roky Erickson... I talked just a little about the election, and a little more about Halloween- it's Celtic origins, and it's immigration to these shores, to the children and pranks, to Trick or Treat, which didn't happen until after World War II... Also some history of Jack o Lanterns, the legend of Stingy Jack, Toronto's Halloween brawls, devil worship and other Halloween fun... Then spoke a little about the Trans Pacific Partnership, this nasty, expansive trade deal that stands to criminalize a lot of Internet/ music related activity, and so much more... In the middle, I played a few Roky Erickson live cuts, some from the Halloween double l.p. on Norton, 1 from a tape I transferred to cdr many years ago, a live version of Heroin from about 1982, from NYC, and finished with a couple of cuts from a local appearance some years ago. Track- *Lutia and Paul Lauzon- The Undertakers' Ball *Fred Spek's Camp Combo- The Munsters *Parts Unknown-

  • Episode 56 - "Who's that Bird?"

    13/10/2015 Duración: 02h08s

    "Who's that Bird?" (Podcast Title) Thanksgiving! I thought tonight would be a good time to work in some farming songs, harvest songs, food songs, family songs and the odd tokin' tune. For some background, I talked about the history of Thanksgiving, and the English harvest festivals that inspired our fall holiday. Also worked in a couple of ancient grain songs by way of a couple of folk songs, with a live rendition of John Barlycorn, related to the Indo-European myth of the dying corn god, whose remains we consume to this day... Finally, worked in a moment about Ernest Charles Dury, 8th Premier of Ontario, some of his policies and his opinion about moving the date for Thanksgiving Day. We have our own election in a week, all shows are pre- emptied next week for that reason... Track list- *Allan Capson- Down In The Boondocks (RIP Billy Joe Royal) Elvin Bishop- Fishin *Blue Rodeo- Stealing All My Dreams *Jarvis Street Revue- Uncle Benny *Swank- Hey Jeb *Wilf Carter- Waiting for the Maple Leaves to Fall *Ra

  • Episode 55 - "Wondering Where The Lion's At?"

    11/08/2015 Duración: 50min

    "Wondering Where The Lion's At?" (Podcast Title) WILD- email told me this referred to World International Lions' Day... Along with Pan Am live music, while missing tonight's Alejandro Escovedo show, I played forbears Pete, Sheila and Coke Escovedo, and hot sounds from Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Jamaica, and from the Mexican- American Escovedos... Talked a little about election coverage, last Saturday's Tanya Tagaq and Roots shows at City Hall, the Scarbourough Afro Carib Fest Aug 23rd-24th, this week's upcoming free shows, as well as... The wild boar shot and killed by Caledon OPP for the crime of being a wild animal lost in suburbia... Summer Sequels- Mike Duffy Trial is back Pickering people angry at neighbours little kids for making noise in family pool Harper won't visit Toronto-the - City, just 905-land... All over 905, actually, but no 416... All 905 and no 416 should be somebody's local election campaign slogan! Meanwhile, in urbane, cosmopolitan Toronto... Residents in downtown summer hotspots -

  • Episode 54 - "Holy (4 day!) Week!"

    12/04/2015 Duración: 01h58min

    "Holy (4 day!) Week!" (Podcast Title) Here's to Holy-4-day-Week, for Christians, working stiffs and anyone else... I wanted to do a gospel history theme for a little while, as I haven't done one in a long time... Black History Month seemed like a good time, but other ideas kept coming like popcorn, so now let's enjoy some thumping, smoking gospel sounds and find out a thing or two about gospel music, it's relationship to established hymns, and such... I also talked about Thomas Andrew "Georgia Tom" Dorsey, Chicago's Pilgrim Baptist Church, Black Nova Scotian history, and more... As usual, things started off with a few Canadian selections including a Bob Burchill album with, uh, religious over-and-undertones, which I just picked up and a surprising jam from Measha Brueggergosman on a Jesus tip. Tonight we heard... Neil Young - Everybody Knows... / Winterlong- live in Cincinnati '70 from l.p. Perth County Conspiracy- Crucifixion Cartoon Bob Burchill (Perth County)- Different Ways, Will I Ever Get to Hea

  • Episode 53 - "Ontario Family Day International Black History Month"

    12/04/2015 Duración: 01h58min

    "Ontario Family Day International Black History Month" (Podcast Title) Black History Month continues... With some background on the dance/ church/ social scene in Southwestern Ontario, as I have been checking out the book Breaking Loose, about historic Black communities of southwestern Ontario, at the end of the Underground Railroad. For Family Day, that is today's legal holiday in Ontario, the rest of the music played will be from family relations, because, tonight, we are... Keepin' it in the family... Also, I put out some background on the Black Canadian Vinyl Rarity, Floyd Lawson and the Hearts of Stone - Comin Out, an extremely rare album I learned about after checking out the dodgy Canadian Racer comp... this is some Ottawa area funk via Philadelphia and Motown... I found a copy of the reissue, itself a rarity already with only 500 copies pressed, with Floyd's cooperation and consent on the Afrokat label. Also, thought I'd mention Claudette Colvin's mostly forgotten role in the Civil Rights struggl

  • Episode 52 - "Stone's throw to Hamilton"

    12/04/2015 Duración: 01h56min

    "Stone's throw to Hamilton" (Podcast Title) Some R.I.P.'s tonight, sad but true, resulting in us hearing a good size chunk of classic luck like Happy live, for bobby keys, and Stay w me live, for Ian mclagan... Some Christmas soundz and -a bunch of people from Hamilton... Seeing as I might have White Cowbell Oklahoma out as guests next week, I thought we'd "get to know some Hamiltonians" tonight... Not much more to say tonight, brought up a tale or 2 from Hamilton's past... TRAX : Rail yard ghosts- plastic toys n black coal *Rick Fines- Country Christmas Blues The Faces- Stay with Me - Live1972- RIP Ian McLagan The Rolling Stones- Live with Me, Happy - Live 1973- RIP Bobby Keys Canned Heat- Broke Down HD Blues *Teena Age Head-live l.p.- Picture my Face, let's go to Hawaii, more... *Forgotten Rebels- In Love With The System *Teenage Head- live -Kissin the Carpet *King Biscuit Boy-29 Ways, Bald Headed Rhumba Boogie, Lord Pity Us All *Crowbar- Live- Power to the People, Oh What a Feeling *Lighthouse-live Fil

  • Episode 51- "The Day After the Day after"

    25/11/2014 Duración: 02h02min

    "The Day After" (Podcast Title) November 10th 2014 Remembrance Day tomorrow...the 100th year of this occasion. Last year I think I went all-out and played a tonne of war n' army related tracks... Mixed in some people on tour at the moment... TRAX - L Cohen - Passing Through Zachary Lucky- Introduction, Across the Ocean, Back In The Fall Downchild- Must Have been the Devil Alan Mills- Pork Beans and Hard Tack O.J. Abbott - The Heights Of Alma Roland Lebrun- lettre d'amour a sa fiancée, Pour Oublier Cette Vie Dave Gunning- And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda Everything has been Canadian until now... Bob Segar System- 2+2=? Chambers Brothers- Time - live @ St.John The Divine Church, NYC 1971 Curtis Mayfield- Back to the World Nina Simone- My Sweet Lord- Today Is A Killer - live 1972 End of Remembrance Day set, some glitches, start delaying Nina S. live Poppies before cluing in, it's dried and processed poppies, not the Flanders Field ones.... So I explained myself and threw on the Nina track from the same a

  • Episode 41 - Annabelle Chvostek "Rise"

    26/10/2013 Duración: 09min

    Annabelle Chvostek, Canadian Country Music Award nominee, an excerpt from her interview: discusses her newly released album "Rise" and upcoming tours with Heather Fielding, host Acoustic Workshop. Special Edition. Track: The End of the Road. Original broadcast October 7, 2013.

  • Episode 30 - "Saskatchewan"

    21/02/2013 Duración: 25min

    "Saskatchewan" (Podcast Title) Podcast Description: DJ Erik T interviews Zachary Lucky on Veritable Infusion “If you only have one thing to say about Saskatchewan’s Zachary Lucky; this guy is a very hard working folk singer. In the last two years Lucky has released close to half a dozen eps, and has crossed the country as many times. If you have one more thing to say about Zachary Lucky; this guy is a good song writer. The latest from Zachary Lucky, Come & Gone, is a good showcase of Lucky’s talent.” - The Kite Tour Dates Friday February 22nd - Toronto, ON (Folk Alliance) Wednesday February 27th - Regina, SK (The Club) Friday March 1st - Saskatoon, SK (The Basement) Playlist: *Introduction *Across the ocean *Back in the fall *Leaves are falling *Saskatchewan *Saskatchewan (Elenor's) *Leaving pt 1 *Refrain (* = Canadian) Veritable Infusion: CIUT.FM Mondays 8-10pm, A party featuring rare cuts of funk, reggae, jazz, soul, blues, traditional & modern African music. Your don

  • No Beat Radio - Do Make Say Think "Greed"

    06/09/2011 Duración: 05min

    One of the great things about the new TIFF Bell Lightbox is that it’s not just a movie theatre. Well, it is a movie theatre. But it’s not only that. You know? TIFF could have opted to just run limited engagements and special presentations out of their new digs, but instead, the folks at the creative helm of the Lightbox seem determined to expand the menu of cinema-related goings-on in the city. In keeping with that mandate, September 2010 the Lightbox opens its hypermodern doors to venerable Toronto post-rockers Do Make Say Think, who will be performing a live, partially improvised soundtrack for Eric von Stroheim’s silent era classic Greed. With a curious and convoluted production history, von Stroheim’s film was kind of like the Dune of early Hollywood: an exorbitantly budgeted epic that was rumoured to once exist in a whopping ten hour cut. Detailing the corrupting influence of money (it never sleeps, you know) after a woman (ZaSu Pitts) wins the lottery, Greed remains one of the more hugely ambitious pr