Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Playlist: July 23, 2014

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U2, "40" (live)
Carletta Sue Kay, Queen Jane Approximately
     Fri 7/25 @ The Chapel

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Handle With Care
     from the new album You Asked For It... Live!
Lowell Fulson, Blues Pain
Z.Z. Hill, Don't Make Me Pay For His Mistakes
Rodger Collins, She's Looking Good
Fillmore Slim, Playboy
Johnnie Morisette, A Brick Baby
Jimmy McCracklin, Think

Travis Phillips, Eyes Like a Cat 
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Too Close Together
     from the new album You Asked For It... Live!
     Sat 7/26 @ Redwood City PAL Blues Festival
     Sun 7/27 @ Seaside Sunday Blues Concert Series

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Playlist: July 16, 2014

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Kelly McFarling, I Wanna Dance With Somebody
     Thu 7/17 @ Contemporary Jewish Museum
Con Brio, Never Be The Same
Eric Bibb, Music
Maria Muldaur, Get You Next to Me
     Thu 7/17 @ SFJazz Center

Special in-studio guests: Andy T Nick Nixon Band

     Fri 7/18 @ Biscuits and Blues
     Sat 7/19 @ Rio Nido Roadhouse
     Sun 7/20 @ Barley & Hops Tavern

You Look So Good (in-studio)
On My Way to Texas (in-studio)
Love at First Sight (in-studio)
Good Man (in-studio)
Last to Leave
     from the new album Livin' It Up
No End to the Blues (in-studio)
Whatever You Had You Ain't Got It No More
     from the new album Livin' It Up

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, My Next Ex-Wife
     from the new album You Asked For It... Live!
     Sat 7/19 @ Biscuits and Blues
Phil Berkowitz, Saturday Night Fish Fry
     Tue 7/22 @ Freight & Salvage
Steve Freund, Cleanhead Blues
Charles Wheal, Sent For You Yesterday
Big Jon & The Nationals, Down Home Special
     Sat 7/19 @ Little Lou's BBQ

Lucky Peterson, Boogie-Woogie Blues Joint Party
     from the new album The Son of a Bluesman
John Primer & The Teardrops, Standing at the Crossroads
     from the new album You Can Make It If You Try
Joe Louis Walker, Highview
     from the new album The Best of the Stony Plain Years
     Wed-Thu 7/23-24 @ Stanford Jazz Camp & Festival
Dennis Johnson, Terraplane Blues
     from the new album Slide Avenue
     Thu 7/17 @ Calistoga Concert in the Park
The Gospel Flats, The Mighty Jordan

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Playlist: July 9, 2014

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Eric Bibb, The Lord's Work
     Wed 7/16 @ Harlow's
     Thu 7/17 @ SFJazz Center
Bill Cosby, Funky North Philadelphia
     Sat 7/12 @ SF Jazz Center
Mr. Lonesome & The Bluebelles, I Sold My Heart to the Junkman
     Thu 7/10 @ Club Deluxe
Candye Kane, Invisible Woman
     Tue 7/15 @ Biscuits and Blues
     Wed 7/16 @ Club Fox
Janiva Magness, Let Me Breathe
     Thu 7/10 @ KRSH backyard Concert
     Fri 7/11 @ Palms Playhouse
     Mon 7/14 @ Yoshi's Oakland

Special in-studio guests: Lost Dog Found

     Fri 7/11 @ Rohnert Park Party on the Plaza
     Sat 7/12 @ Odd Fellows Hall

The Ghost of Johnny Walker
     from the forthcoming album Dine On Danger
Nobody Loves Me Like You Do (in-studio)
These Times Are Tough (But Baby So Are We) (in-studio)
Where Is Ray? (in-studio)
50 Things I Love About a Woman (in-studio)
Dine On Danger
     from the forthcoming album Dine On Danger

Hayward-Russell City Blues Festival: July 12-13

Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues, Dog House
Grady Champion, South Side
Alabama Mike, Moon Dog Howl
Birdlegg, Draw In Your Lip
Toronzo Cannon, Gentle Reminder

Afrofunk Experience, What It Was, Pt.2
     Fri 7/11@ Crazy Horse Saloon & Grill
     Sat 7/12 @ Harlow's
Andy T - Nick Nixon Band, Snake in the Grass
     from the new album Livin' It Up
     Wed 7/16 on Fog City Blues
Cathy Lemons, Texas Shuffle
     Thu 7/10 @ The Saloon
Aki Kumar, Wish Me Well
     Thu 7/10 @ Little Lou's BBQ
     Fri 7/11 @ Mojo Lounge
     Sat 7/12 @ Monaghan's on the Hill
California Honeydrops, Like This Like That
     Thu 7/10 @ Windsor Summer Nights on the Green
Bill Cosby, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heats Club Band
The Beatles, With a Little Help From My Friends

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Playlist: June 25, 2014

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Carolina Chocolate Drops, No Man's Mama
     Tue 7/01 @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center
     Wed 7/02 @ Gallo Center for the Arts
     Thu 7/03 @ Napa City Winery
Dom Flemons, San Francisco Baby
     from the forthcoming album Prospect Hill
Lost Dog Found, Turn Me On
     Sat 6/28 @ The Surf Spot
     Sat 6/28 @ Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
     Wed 7/09 on Fog City Blues
Slim Jenkins, Well I Done Got Over It
     Fri 6/27 @ The Starry Plough
Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Darker It Gets
     Sat 6/28 @ Mondavi Winery

Special in-studio guests: Midtown Social

     Fri 6/27 @ Great American Music Hall

Addicted (in-studio)
That Something (in-studio)
Socialite Boogie (in-studio)
Solid Ground
Addicted (instrumental)
     from the new EP Down On Sixth

Charlie Musselwhite, Cristo Redentor (live)
     Thu 7/03 @ Vacaville Blues Festival
Elvin Bishop, Stomp (live)
     Sun 7/06 @ Marin County Fair
Grady Champion, Laugh, Smile, Cry Sometimes
     Fri 7/04 @ Red, White & Blues Festival
Ron Thompson & The Resistors, Nervous Breakdown
     Fri 6/27 @ The Saloon
     Tue 7/01 @ Biscuits and Blues
     Fri 7/04 @ Red, White & Blues Festival
Bay Area Caravan of All-Stars, Norm's Shuffle
     Fri 7/04 @ Red, White & Blues Festival

The Blues Broads, Two Bit Texas Town
     Thu 6/26 @ Freight & Salvage
Ruthie Foster, Runaway Soul (live)
     Sun 6/29 @ Rancho Nicasio
Kara Grainger, C'mon in My Kitchen
     Sun 7/06 @ Biscuits and Blues
Bo Carter, Rolling Blues
Big Bill Broonzy, These Ants Keeps Biting Me
Honeyboy Edwards, Sweet Home Chicago
Clifton Chenier, Night and Day My Love

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Playlist: June 18, 2014

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Paul McCartney, Summer of '59
Bob Dylan, Summer Days
Whiskerman, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
     Thu 6/19 @ Contemporary Jewish Museum
Midtown Social, All Around the World Or The Myth of Fingerprints
     Wed 6/25 on Fog City Blues

Smokey Robinson, Girlfriend
     Sun 6/22 @ Stern Grove
Maria Muldaur, Please Send Me Someone To Love
     Thu 6/19 @ City Winery
Cafe R&B, My Tears
     Sat 6/21 @ Biscuits and Blues
Frank Bey with the Anthony Paule Band, Town Without Pity
     Sat 6/21 @ Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
Beso Negro, Self Control
     Sat 6/21 @ Thee Parkside
     Sun 6/22 @ San Anselmo Art & Wine Festival
Jerry McCain, Geronimo Rock 'n Roll
Lazy Lester, Lester's Stomp
Benjamin Brown, Crying Wolf
The Plātones, Fists of a Genius
     Sun 6/22: Philosophy Talk Live at the Marsh

Cowboy Junkies, Blue Moon Revisited
Cowboy Junkies, Baby Please Don't Go
Cowboy Junkies, Take Me
Cowboy Junkies, State Trooper
Cowboy Junkies, Sweet Jane
Cowboy Junkies, Working On A Building
Cowboy Junkies, I Don't Get It
Cowboy Junkies, Little Dark Heart (in-studio)
Cowboy Junkies, Stranger Here (in-studio)
Cowboy Junkies, Renmin Park (in-studio)
Cowboy Junkies, Postcard Blues
     Thu 6/19 @ Great American Music Hall
     Fri 6/20 @ Center for the Arts
     Sat 6/21 @ Freight & Salvage

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Playlist: June 11, 2014

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Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples, Gonna Change My Way of Thinking
     Sun 6/15 @ Napa Valley Jazz Getaway
Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Freakish
     Thu 6/12 @ Moe's Alley
     Fri 6/13 @ The Independent
     Sat 6/14 @ Napa Valley Jazz Getaway
Hillstomp, Santa Fe Line
     from the new album Portland, Ore.
     Fri 6/13 @ Harlow's
     Sat 6/14 @ The Crepe Place
The Gospel Flats, N Judah
     from the new album The Gospel Flats
     Thu 6/12 @ Amnesia

Special in-studio guests: Junk Parlor

     Thu 6/12 @ Slim's
     Fri 6/13 @ Whiskey Tip
     Sat 6/14 @ The Catalyst

Junk Parlor, Alabama Song
Junk Parlor, Si Tu Savais (in-studio)
Junk Parlor, The Rose of Filipino Shores (in-studio)
Jim Campilongo, Backburner
Matelo Ferret, Mademoiselle de Bucharest
Junk Parlor, Rondo a la Turk
Junk Parlor, Crocodile (in-studio)
Junk Parlor, Strange Man

Vanesse Thomas, South Central Blues
Vaneese Thomas with Rufus Thomas, When My Baby Gets Home
     from the new album Blues For My Father
Big Bill Morganfield, No Butter For My Grits
Mud Morganfield, Loco Motor
Bob Stroger & Kenny 'Beedy Eyes' Smith, In My House
     from the new album Keepin' It Together

Keb' Mo', Somebody Hurt You
     from the new album Bluesamericana
Seth Walker, Trouble (Don't Want No)
     from the new album Sky Still Blue
Dennis Johnson, Swinging at the Savoy
     from the new album Slide Avenue
Blind Boy Paxton, Dirtiest Little Darling
Markus James, Dream After Dream (for Skip James)
     Thu 6/12 @ UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Skip James, Sea Walking Jesus
Pinetop Smith, Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
Howlin' Wolf, Ain't Goin' Down That Dirt Road

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Playlist: June 4, 2014

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Hillstomp, You Got To Move
     Fri 6/06 @ The Independent
     Sat 6/07 @ The Crepe Place
     Sun 6/08 @ Lagunitas Brewing Company
Junk Parlor, Wild Tones
     Wed 6/11 on Fog City Blues
California Honeydrops, Carolina Peach
     Thu-Fri 6/05-06 @ the New Parish
Meklit Hadero, In Sleep
     from the new album We Are Alive
     Thu 6/05 @ Berkeley Botanical Garden

Special in-studio guests: Olli Soikkeli and Jimmy Grant

     Fri-Sun 6/06-08 @ Throckmorton Theatre: DjangoFest Mill Valley

Olli Soikkeli & Jimmy Grant, My Blue Heaven (in-studio)
Olli Soikkeli & Jimmy Grant, Moscow Lights (in-studio)
Rhythm Future Quartet, Night and Day
Trio Dinicu, Whistle Hora
Hot Club d'Europe, Song d'Automne
Jimmy Grant, Blues en Mineur
Olli Soikkeli & Jimmy Grant, China Boy (in-studio)
Olli Soikkeli & Jimmy Grant, Made for Wesley (in-studio)
Rhythm Future Quartet, Joseph Joseph
     from the new album The Rhythm Future Quartet

Ensemble Mik Nawooj, We Will Conquer
     Thu 6/05 @ Brick and Mortar Music Hall
     Sat 6/14 @ Red Poppy Art House
Howell Devine, Rollin' and Tumblin'
     Sat 6/07 @ Club Deluxe
     Wed 6/11 @ Biscuits and Blues
The Holmes Brothers, You've Got to Lose
     Thu 6/05 @ JCC San Francisco
Nick Moss, Was I Ever Heard
     from the new album Time Ain't Free
     Thu 6/05 @ Biscuits and Blues
Sugaray Rayford, Stuck for a Buck
     Fri-Sat 6/06-07 @ Biscuits and Blues
The Mannish Boys, Something for Nothing
     from the forthcoming album Wrapped Up and Ready
Muddy Waters, Mannish Boy
Jimmy Rogers, Blues All Day Long
Tom Jones, What Good Am I
Elvis Perkins, Congratulations
Bob Dylan, Full Moon and Empty Arms
Bob Dylan, Obviously Five Believers
Memphis Minnie, Me and My Chauffeur

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Playlist: May 28, 2014


Maya Angelou, Stone Cold Dead in the Market
     Maya Angelou (1928-2014)
B.B. King, You Put It On Me
Herb Jeffries, Mood Indigo
     Herb Jeffries (1913-2014)
Gaucho, Thinking of You
     from the new album Thinking of You
     Thu 5/29 @ Awaken Cafe
Trio Dinicu, Cossack Medley
     Wed 6/04 on Fog City Blues

Special in-studio guest: Graham Patzner (Whiskerman)

     Sat 5/31 @ Great American Music Hall

Whiskerman, The Town
Whiskerman, Never Come Apart
Captive Eddies, No Time
Otis Spann, Love Love Love
Little Willie John, (I've Got) Spring Fever
Graham Patzner, Louie (in-studio)
Graham Patzner, Bad News (in-studio)
Whiskerman, I Came Here To Thank You
     from the new EP Bad News

Merle Haggard, Working Man Blues
     Sun 6/01 @ The Mountain Winery
Bob Dylan, Workingman's Blues #2
Guy Davis, Sweetheart Like You
     Sat 5/31 @ Healdsburg Jazz Festival
     Sun 6/01 @ Davis Family Vineyards
Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat  Review, Highway 61 Revisited
     Thu 5/29 @ The Rite Spot
     Fri 5/30 @ Jerry's Front Pocket
     Sat 5/31 @ Milk Bar

Marc Ribot, Fat Man Blues (live)
     Thu-Sun 5/29-6/01 @ SFJazz Center
Tom Waits, Raised Right Men
Neil Young, Since I Met You Baby
     from the new album A Letter Home
The Amazing Dr. Zarcon's Breathing Machine, Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair
     Sat 5/31 @ The Crepe Place
Cathy Lemons, Hip Check Man
     Sat 5/31 @ Poor House Bistro
Ramsey Lewis Trio, The 'In' Crowd
T-Bone Walker, She's Going to Ruin Me

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Playlist: May 21, 2014


Bob Dylan, Full Moon and Empty Arms
     from the forthcoming album (?) Shadows in the Night
Bob Dylan, Return To Me

Special in-studio guest: Joel Selvin

Them feat. Van Morrison, Here Comes The Night
Erma Franklin, Piece of My Heart
Isley Brothers, Twist and Shout
The Vibrations, My Girl Sloopy
The Strangeloves, Hang On Sloopy
Arsenio Rodriguez, Hang On Sloopy
The Strangeloves, I Want Candy
Russell Byrd, Hitch Hike
Solomon Burke, Cry To Me
Lulu, Here Comes The Night
     from the new book Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues

Gregg Allman, Rolling Stone
     Thu 5/22 @ Uptown Theatre Napa
     Sat 5/24 @ Santa Cruz Blues Festival
Trombone Shorty, Fall – On
     Fri 5/23 @ Sacramento Music Festival & Jubilee
     Sat 5/24 @ Santa Cruz Blues Festival
Lost Dog Found, Where Is Ray?
     Fri 5/23 @ Lagunitas Brewing Company
     Sat-Sun 5/24-25 @ Sacramento Music Festival & Jubilee
Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums, Real Gone Girl
     Thu 5/22 @ Le Colonial
     Fri-Sun 5/23-25 @ Sacramento Music Festival & Jubilee
Hot Club of Cowtown, It Stops With Me
     Fri 5/23 @ Slim's
     Sat-Sun 5/24-25 @ Sacramento Music Festival & Jubilee

Junk Parlor, Vampires Never Die
     Sat 5/24 @ Old Western Saloon
     Sun 5/25 @ Peri's
Slim Jenkins, Devil Eyes
     Sat 5/24 @ Peri's
     Sun 5/25 @ The Saddle Rack
     Wed 5/28 @ Boom Boom Room
Hugh Laurie, Baby Please Make a Change
     Tue 5/27 @ Montalvo Arts Center
     Wed 5/28 @ The Fillmore
John Mayall, A Special Life
     from the new album A Special Life
     Fri 5/23 @ Napa Valley Opera House
Mark Hummel, The Hustle Is On
     from the new album The Hustle Is Really On
     Sat 5/24 @ Turf Club
Fats Waller, Your Feet's Too Big
Bobby 'Blue' Bland, I Pity The Fool

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Playlist: May 14, 2014


Afrofunk Experience, Mad Money Woes
     Sat 5/17 @ Hopmonk Tavern (Novato)
Cassandra Wilson, I Want to Be Loved
     Thu 5/15 @ Yoshi's Oakland
     Fri-Sat 5/16-17 @ Yoshi's San Francisco

Special in-studio guests: Steve Gardner and Javier Jiménez

     Thu 5/15 @ Slim's

Beso Negro, Desde Allí
Beso Negro, Scrambled Eggs
Beso Negro, La Gente de Bien
Angelo Debarre, Swing Chez Toto (live)
Dark Town Rounders, Ten Cents a Pound
Beso Negro, Self Control
Beso Negro, La Mala Reputación (in-studio)
Beso Negro, Minor Swing (in-studio)
Beso Negro, C'est La Vie
     from the new album Burn It Down

Go Van Gogh, Sirens (in-studio)
Karina Denike, I Never Cared (in-studio)
Benjamin Brown, Yours (in-studio)
Diana Gameros, ¿Cómo Hacer? (in-studio)
Midtown Social, Fantastic Colors (in-studio)

Shoestring Trio, Puttin' on the Ritz (in-studio)
     Thu 5/15 @ Red Poppy Art House
     Fri 5/16 @ The Crepe Place
Junk Parlor, Rondo a la Turk (in-studio)
     Thu 5/15 @ The Sleeping Lady
     Tue 5/20 @ Corkscrew Wine Bar
Wendy DeWitt, Summertime (in-studio)
     Thu 5/15 @ The Saloon
Quinn DeVeaux, Goin' Back to Oakland (in-studio)
     Sat 5/18 @ The Chapel
Howell Devine, Train (in-studio)
     Sat 5/17 @ The Baltic
     Sun 5/18 @ Amnesia
Brass Menažeri Balkan Brass Band, Doppio Macchiato (in-studio)
Shovelman, Moonshine (in-studio)
     from the new album Live From the Fog City Blues Vol.2

Special in-studio guest: Matt Martin

The Mothers of Invention, Directly From My Heart to You
Jimmy Smith, I've Found a New Baby
Jimi Hendrix Experience, Driving South
The Supremes, Nathan Jones
Taj Mahal, Chevrolet
Andy Bey, Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do
Marcial Ball, Lou Ann Barton & Angela Strehli, A Fool In Love
Charlie Parker, KC Blues
Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto, In The Basement (Part 1)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Playlist: May 7, 2014


The Hound Kings, SSI Blues (in-studio)
     from the new album Live from the Fog City Blues Vol.2
Junk Parlor, Summertime in the City (in-studio)
     from the new album Live from the Fog City Blues Vol.2
     Sat 5/10 @ Rancho Nicasio
     Sun 5/11 @ Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beso Negro, If You See Kay (in-studio)
     Fri 5/09 @ Whole Earth Festival
     Sat 5/10 @ Sausalito Seahorse
     Wed 5/14 on Fog City Blues
Shoestring Trio, Chitlins Con Carne / Paparazzi (in-studio)
     Sun 5/11 @ Duende
     Thu 5/15 @ Red Poppy Art House

Special in-studio guests: Go Van Gogh

Hollywood Twenty (in-studio)
If Love Is Out of Fashion (in-studio)
Now We Know (in-studio)
Stars and the Moon (in-studio)
Juicy Cumbia (in-studio)
Mr. Lobster (in-studio)
Way Out West

The Amazing Dr. Zarcon's Breathing Machine, Shake It and Break It (in-studio)
Slim Jenkins, Hand Me Down Blues (in-studio)
Meklit Hadero & Quinn DeVeaux, Saving Up (in-studio)
Wendy DeWitt & Kirk Harwood, Nervous (in-studio)
Whiskerman, Amen (in-studio)
Little Jonny & Aki Kumar, Worried (in-studio)
Tin Cup Serenade, Sunny Oakland Day (in-studio)
     from the new album Live from the Fog City Blues Vol.2

California Honeydrops, Miss Louise (in-studio)
Taj Mahal, Cakewalk Into Town
Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s, J.B. Shout
Little Richard, I Feel Pretty
Little Willie John, I'm Shakin'
K.C. Douglas, Mercury Boogie
Slim Harpo, Blues Hangover
Meshugga Beach Party, Go Go Golem (in-studio)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Playlist: April 30, 2014


Harvey Mandel, Cristo Redentor
Canned Heat, Bullfrog Blues (live)
     Sun 5/04 @ Biscuits and Blues: Bay Area Benefit Bash
Regina Carter, See See Rider
     Thu-Sun 5/01-04 @ SFJazz Center
Mr. Sipp the Mississippi Blues Child, My Blues Jig
     Fri-Sat 5/02-03 @ Biscuits and Blues

Special in-studio guests: Cathy Lemons and Stevie Gurr

The Big Payback
I'm a Good Woman (in-studio)
You're In My Town Now (in-studio)
I'm Going to Try
The Devil Has Blue Eyes (in-studio)
Black Crow
     from the new album Black Crow

Carletta Sue Kay, Queen Jane Approximately
     Thu 5/01 @ Rickshaw Stop
Whiskerman, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
     Sat 5/03 @ The Chapel
Con Brio, Sex Machine
     Fri 5/02 @ Awaken Cafe
     Sat 5/03 @ The Independent
Brass Magic, Happy Hour in Poland
     Sat 5/03 @ The Independent
     Tue 5/06 @ Madrone Art Bar
Little Jonny & The Giants, Hey Little Lee
Aki Kumar, Buzzin'
     Fri 5/02 @ The Turf Club
Little Walter, Flying Saucer
Rev. Gary Davis, Floor Sweepin' Rag
Willie Nelson, Funny How Time Slips Away
Pete Seeger, St. Louis Blues
Go Van Gogh, If Love Is Out of Fashion
     Wed 5/07 on Fog City Blues