Thursday, April 10, 2014

Playlist: April 9, 2014

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Bill Cosby, Hooray for the Salvation Army Band
     Fri 4/11 @ Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
     Sat 4/12 @ Paramount Theatre
Bill Baird, You Can Call Me Al
     UnderCover Presents: Paul Simon's "Graceland"
     Fri-Sat 4/11-12 @ JCC San Francisco
     Sat-Sun 4/19-20 @ Freight & Salvage
Rupa & The April Fishes, Soy Payaso
     from the new album Live at the Independent
     Wed 4/16 on Fog City Blues

Special in-studio guests: Elana Jagoda and Saul Kaye

Elana Jagoda, Plague Song
Elana Jagoda, It Would Have Been Enough (in-studio)
Elana Jagoda, Where's the Afikomen? (in-studio)
Elana Jagoda, Ma Nishtana
Saul Kaye, Go Down Moses
Elana Jagoda, On the Seder Plate (in-studio)
Elana Jagoda, Bang Bang Dig Dig
     from the new album Seder Song Revival

Bernie Knee, Passover on the Range
Jimmy Scott, Exodus
Go Van Gogh, Juicy Cumbia
     Thu 4/10 @ Cafe Van Kleef
Junk Parlaor, Si Tu Savais
     Tue 4/15 @ Corskscrew Wine Bar
Cathy Lemons, I'm a Good Woman
     from the new album Black Crow
     Wed 4/23 on Fog City Blues

Willie Nelson (feat. Diana Krall), Crazy
     Sat 4/12 @ Greek Theatre
     Sat 4/12 @ Fox Theatre
Trombone Shorty, Hit The Road Jack
     Fri 4/11 @ The Warfield
Joe Louis Walker, I'm Gonna Walk Outside
     Fri 4/11 Palms Playhouse
     Sat 4/12 @ Biscuits and Blues
Hound Dog Taylor, Held My Baby Last Night
John Brim, Drinking Woman
Walter Horton, Cotton Patch Hot Foot
Mance Lipscomb, The Titanic (live)
The Plāto'nes, Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream (live)
The Plāto'nes, We Will All Go Together When We Go (live)
     Sun 4/13 @ Philosophy Talk Live at the Marsh Berkeley

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Playlist: March 26, 2014

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Retreat!
Valerie June, Pushin' Against a Stone
     Th-Sat 3/27-29 @ The Fillmore

Special in-studio guests: Lyz Luke, Robert Shelton, and UnderCover Presents: Paul Simon's "Graceland"

     Fri-Sat 4/11-12 @ JCC SF
     Sat-Sun 4/19-20 @ Freight & Salvage

Midtown Social, All Around The World
Midtown Social, Fantastic Colors (in-studio)
Midtown Social, Solid Ground
     Fri 3/28 @ Elbo Room
Fanfare Zambaleta, The Boy In The Bubble
DRMS, Diamonds On The Soles of Her Shoes
Fanfare Zambaleta, Zv'jezda Tjera Mjeseca
     Sat 4/26 @ Rhythmix
Guy Fox, Crazy Love Vol.II

Diana Gameros, Gumboots
Diana Gameros, Libre y Serena (in-studio)
Diana Gameros, Como Hacer (in-studio)
Diana Gameros, SB 1070
     Fri 3/28 @ Roosevelt Tamale Parlor
Pacific Boychoir, Homeless
Pacific Boychoir, I've Been in the Storm So Long
Trio Zincalo, That Was Your Mother
John Vanderslice, Graceland

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Playlist: March 19, 2014

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Con Brio, California Cowboy
     Sat 3/22 @ Poor House Bistro
Tumbleweed Wanderers, Worn Down Welcome
     Fri 3/21 @ Fox Theater
Guy Fox, Crazy Love
     from the forthcoming album UnderCover Presents: Paul Simon's Graceland
Devine's Jug Band, Spider's Nest Blues
     Thu 3/20 @ The Rite Spot
Rebirth Brass Band, Let's Go Get 'Em
     Fri 3/21 @ The New Parish
     Sat 3/22 @ Mazzanine

Special in-studio guest: JooWan Kim

     Sat 4/05 @ Red Poppy Art House
     Thu 4/17 @ Yoshi's Oakland

Ensemble Mik Nawooj, We Will Conquer
Ensemble Mik Nawooj, Morning Light
Ensemble Mik Nawooj, First Song
Ensemble Mik Nawooj, Stars of Everything
Ensemble Mik Nawooj, Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey

David Bromberg, Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Mornin'
     Fri 3/21 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
     Sun 3/23 @ Freight & Salvage
Bob Dylan, Alberta #3
Brandon Isaak, Oh Virginia
     from the forthcoming album Here On Earth
24th Street Wailers, Chin Wagger
     from the new album Wicked
Steve Dawson, Blind Thomas at the Crime Scene
     from the new album Rattlesnake Cage

Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown, Laura Lee
     from the new album Goin' To The Delta
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Center of Attention
     Fri 3/21 @ Harlow's
     Sat 3/22 @ Great American Music Hall
Delta Wires, Goin' Away
     Sat 3/22 @ Biscuits and Blues
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Broke and Lonesome
     Sun 3/23 @ Moe's Alley
     Fri 3/28 @ Club Fox
Clarence 'Frogman' Henry, Your Picture
Otis Spann, Half Ain't Been Told
Wilson Pickett, I Found A Love
Kraftwerk, Pocket Calculator
     Sun-Tue 3/23-25 @ Fox Theater

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Playlist: March 12, 2014

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Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers, Atheists Don't Have No Songs (live)
     Fri 3/14 @ Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
     Sat 3/15 @ Bob Hope Theatre
Bells Atlas, Loving You Down
     Fri 3/14 @ Rickshaw Stop
Con Brio, Cadillac
     Sat 3/15 @ The Independent
Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review, One
     Fri 3/14 @ The Independent

Special guest: John Németh

     Fri 3/14 @ Yoshi's San Francisco
     Sat 3/15 @ Sutter Creek Theatre
     Sun 3/16 @ Moe's Alley

John Németh, Three Times A Fool
John Németh, Sooner or Later
John Németh, Blues In My Heart (live)
John Németh, Elbows on the Wheel
     from the forthcoming album Memphis Grease
The Bo-Keys, Just Chillin'

Go Van Gogh, Way Out West
     Thu 3/13 @ Cafe Van Kleef
     Sat 3/15 @ Revolution Cafe
Kara Grainger, Shut Down
     Sat 3/15 @ Biscuits and Blues

Ornette Coleman, Congeniality
     Thu 3/13 @ SFJazz Center: Howard Wiley Plays Ornette Coleman's The Shape of Jazz To Come
Marcus Shelby, Somebody's Watching You
Ensemble Mik Nawooj, Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey
Sly & The Family Stone, Crossword Puzzle

Omar Shariff, So You Want To Be A Man
Lightnin' Slim, Have Your Way
Lightnin' Hopkins, Tap Dance Boogie
Aki Kumar, Judgment Day
The Five Blazes, Chicago Boogie
Clarence Samuels, Boogie Woogie Blues
Sunnyland Slim, Johnson Machine Gun
Jesse Fuller, San Francisco Bay Blues

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Playlist: March 5, 2014

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Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis, Night Life
Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton, Joliet Bound
     Sat 3/08 @ Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
     Sun 3/09 @ Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
Aki Kumar, Mumbai Express
     from the new album Don't Hold Back
     Fri 3/07 @ Main Street Brewery
John Németh, Elbows on the Wheel
     from the forthcoming album Memphis Grease
     Wed 3/12 on Fog City Blues

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Need A Little Sugar in My Bowl
Bessie Smith, Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair
Billie Holliday, Miss Brown To You
Etta James, Don't Cry Baby
Sarah Vaughan, I Cried For You
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Miss Brown To You
     Thu-Sun 3/06-09 @ SFJazz Center
Willy Porter, Tilt-a-Whirl
     Fri 3/07 @ Freight & Salvage
Kelly McFarling & The Home Team, I Wanna Dance With Somebody
     Thu 3/06 @ Hotel Utah
Howell Devine, Howell Devine Boogie Woogie
     Fri 3/07 @ Little Lou's BBQ
     Sat 3/08 @ Club Deluxe
     Sun 3/09 @ 19 Broadway
     Wed 3/12 @ Biscuits and Blues

Wild Tchoupitoulas, Indian Red
The Hawkettes, Mardi Gras Mambo
Mitch Woods, I Left My Baby at the Mardi Gras Cryin'
Professor Longhair, Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Lloyd Price, Ain't It A Shame
J.B. Lenoir, When I Was Young
Willie Mitchell, Teenie's Dream
Furry Lewis, I Will Turn Your Money Green
Alvin Youngblood Hart, If Blues Was Money
Wes Montgomery, West Coast Blues
Love, You Set The Scene
California Honeydrops, Cry For Me

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Playlist: February 26, 2014

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Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Blacky Joe
     Sat 3/01 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
     Sun 3/02 @ Crest Theatre
The Slide Brothers, My Sweet Lord
Cash Box Kings, Walkin' Blues
     Thu 2/27 @ Poor House Bistro
     Fri 2/28 @ Studio Gracia
     Sat 3/01 @ El Campanil Theatre

Marcia Ball, Mule Headed Man
     Fri 2/28 @ Freight & Salvage
     Sat 3/01 @ Mystic Theatre
Janiva Magness, Make It Rain
     Fri 2/28 @ Palms Playhouse
     Sat 3/01 @ Biscuits and Blues
Bob Margolin with Mike Sponza Band, The Door Was Open
Tail Dragger & Bob Corritore, Boogie Woogie Ball
Bob Corritore feat. Koko Taylor, What Kind of Man Is This
     Wed 3/05 @ Biscuits and Blues
Hillstomp, Little Angel Child
     Fri 2/28 @ Moe's Alley
     Sat 3/01 @ Hopmonk Tavern
Junk Parlor, My Kind of Pain
     Wed 3/05 @ Moe's Alley
Broken Shadows Family Band, Nothing But Flowers (in-studio)
     Fri 2/28 @ Red Poppy Art House

B.B. King, Goin' Home
Fats Domino, The Fat Man
Johnny Cash, Belshazar
Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash, Big River
Bob Dylan & George Harrison, Yesterday
The Beatles, Nothin' Shakin' (But the Leaves on the Trees)

Johnny Winter, It's My Own Fault (live)
     from the new box set True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story
Michael Bloomfield, 59th Street Bridge Song (live)
     from the new box set From His Head to His Heart to His Hands
Tumbleweed Wanderers, Everyday People
     Wed 3/05 @ The Independent
Whiskerman, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
     Thu 2/27 @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Makrú, Cruzaré
     Thu 2/27 @ Elbo Room
Men's Story Project, Aventura y Soñador
     Wed 3/05 @ Roxie Theater

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Playlist: February 19, 2014

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B.B. King, Troubles Troubles Troubles
     Sat 2/22 @ Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
     Sun 2/23 @ Uptown Theatre
     Wed 2/26 @ Marin Center
The Hound Kings, Come Go Home With Me
     Tue 2/25 @ Biscuits and Blues
Aki Kumar, Don't Hold Back
     from the new Album Don't Hold Back
     Fri 2/21 @ Little Lou's BBQ
Eddie B, Scrambled Licks

Special in-studio guests: Broken Shadows Family Band

     Sat 2/22 @ Awaken Cafe
     Fri 2/28 @ Red Poppy Art House

Nothing But Flowers (in-studio)
Driftwood (in-studio)
Songs of Seven Miles #4 - Suk (in-studio)
Fanfare Zambaleta, Celo Skopje
Tiny Gods (in-studio)
Letting Go

Tumbleweed Wanderers, Everyday People
Con Brio, Sex Machine
     Sat 2/22 @ Rickshaw Stop
Lost Dog Found, Turn Me On
     Fri 2/21 @ Hopmonk Sebastapol
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Old News
     Fri 2/21 @ Hopmonk Novato
California Honeydrops, Like This Like That
     Fri 2/21 @ The Catalyst
Macy Blackman, I Like It Like That
     Sun 2/23 @ Mama's Royal Cafe
     Wed 2/26 @ Pier 23 Cafe
Mitch Woods, Long Lean & Lanky (live)
     Fri 2/21 @ Midtown Stomp
Irma Thomas, I Done Got Over
Jimmy Yancey, The Mellow Blues
Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell, Papa's On The Housetop
Nina Simone, Real Real
Corey Harris, Catfish Blues
Seth Augustus, Cathode Ray

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Playlist: February 12, 2014

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The 3 Haircuts, You Are So Rare To Me
The 3 Haircuts, Flippin' Over You
     Sid Caesar (1922-2014)
The Duhks, Fast Paced World
The Duhks, Sleepin' Is All I Wanna Do
The Duhks, 95 South
     Thu 2/13 @ Freight & Salvage
     Fri 2/14 @ Sonoma Community Center
     Sun 2/16 @ Harlow's

Corey Harris, Fulton Blues
Guy Davis, Lost Again
Alvin Youngblood Hart, Stomp Dance
     Sun 2/16 @ Freight & Salvage
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, If You Were Mine
     Fri 2/14 @ The Fillmore
Irma Thomas, River Is Waiting
     Fri-Sat 2/14-15 @ Yoshi's San Francisco
Bettye Lavette, Dirty Old Town
     Thu 2/13 @ Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
The Plāto'nes, Twisted
     Sun 2/16 @ The Marsh Berkeley: Philosophy Talk Live

Elvin Bishop, Tulsa Shuffle
     Sat 2/15 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
Howell Devine, Mighty Long Time
     Thu 2/13 @ Little Lou's BBQ
     Sat 2/15 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
Whiskerman, Blind Saint
     Wed 2/19 @ Bottom of the Hill
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, You Ain't The Boss of Me
     Fri 2/14 @ Palms Playhouse
     Sat 2/15 @ Biscuits and Blues

Go Van Gogh, Paper Flowers
     Thu 2/13 @ Cafe Van Kleef
     Sat 2/15 @ Revolution Cafe
Beso Negro, We Can Dream
     Thu 2/13 @ Ashkenaz
Makrú, A Lo Tuyo
     Thu 2/13 @ Red Poppy Art House
Thomas Mapfumo & The Black Unlimited, Baba Vevana
     Sat 2/15 @ Ashkenaz
Super Chikan, Peter Truck
Sugaray Rayford, Need A Little More Time
Blind Boys of Alabama, God Put a Rainbow in the Cloud
Wardell Gray, Twisted
Carmen Miranda, O Que é que a Bahiana Tem?

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Playlist: February 5, 2014


Henry Butler, Dock of the Bay
     Thu-Sun 2/06-09 @ SFJazz Center
Marcus Shelby Orchestra, Memphis (I Am A Man)
     Thu 2/06 @ Yoshi's San Francisco
     Sat 2/08 @ SFJazz Center

Special in-studio guest: Robert Gordon

     Thu 2/06 @ Books Inc Alameda

The Mar-Keys, Last Night
Rufus Thomas, Walking the Dog
Otis Redding, I Can't Turn You Loose
Booker T. & The MGs, Boot-leg (live)
The Staples Singers, When Will We Be Paid
Albert King, Laundromat Blues
Isaac Hayes, Walk On By

The Beatles, All My Loving (live)
The Beatles, Drive My Car
Shovelman, Moonshine
     Wed 2/12 @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Nathan James & The Rhythm Scratchers, Rhino Horn
     Thu 2/06 @ Poor House Bistro
Howell Devine, Mighty Long Time
     Fri 2/07 @ Armando's
     Sat 2/08 @ Club Deluxe
     Tue 2/11 @ The Royal Cuckoo
Ana Popovic, Object of Obsession
     Sun 2/09 @ Yoshi's San Francisco
Fanfare Zambaleta, Zvjezda Tjera Mjeseca
     Thu 2/06 @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Go Van Gogh, Many Solos No Tapan
     Thu 2/06 @ Smiley's Schooner Saloon
The Wailers, Rolling Stone
Memphis Jug Band, Stealin' Stealin'

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Playlist: January 29, 2014

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Pete Seeger, Forever Young
Pete Seeger feat. Bob Dylan, Playboys and Playgirls
Lightnin' Malcom, Givin You Away
     Fri-Sat 1/31-2/01 @ The Independent
Kent Burnside, Honey Dew
     from the forthcoming album My World Is So Cold

Charlie Musselwhite, Just A Feeling
Mark Hummel, I Hate To See You Go
     Thu 1/30 @ Tupelo
     Fri 1/31 @ Poor House Bistro
     Sat 2/01 @ Main Street Brewery
Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite, She Got Kick
     from the Grammy-winning album Get Up!
Aki Kumar, She Don't Love Me No More
     from the forthcoming album Don't Hold Back
     Thu 1/30 @ Little Lou's BBQ
     Tue 2/04 @ Blue Note
Phil Berkowitz, Always a First Time
     Thu 1/30 @ The Saloon
     Fri 1/31 @ The Pocket
Wendy DeWitt, Nervous
     Thu 1/30 @ The Saloon
The Wood Brothers, Stumbled In (live)
     Sat 2/01 @ The Fillmore
     Mon 2/03 @ Rio Theatre
     Tue 2/04 @ Mystic Theatre
Benjy Fox Rosen, Hudl Mitn Strudel
     Thu 1/30 @ Red Poppy Art House

Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Driftin' Blues
Roosevelt Sykes, Dirty Mother For You (live)
Elmore James, Something Inside of Me
Eddie Taylor, Dust My Broom
Paul Pena, Kargyraa Moan
Janiva Magness, Make It Rain
The Glasses, Tango d'arabia
John Hammond, Jockey Full of Bourbon (live)
     from the new album Timeless
Joe Louis Walker, I'm Gonna Walk Outside
     from the forthcoming album Hornet's Nest
Michael Bloomfield, Hammond's Rag
     from the forthcoming box set From His Head to His Heart to His Hands
Pete Seeger, In the Evening When the Sun Goes Down (live)
     Pete Seeger (1919-2014)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Playlist: January 22, 2014


Bayonics, Sing a Simple Song
     from the new album UnderCover Presents Sly & The Family Stone's "Stand!"
Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review, Highway 61 Revisited
     Sat 1/25 @ Armando's
     Sun 1/26 @ B-Side BBQ
Bill Frisell, A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (live)
     Thu-Sun 1/23-26 @ SFJazz Center

Special in-studio guests: Aki Kumar, Jon Lawton & Vance Ehlers

     Sun 1/26 @ Little Lou's BBQ: Kim Wilson with The Bay Area Blues All-Stars

Worried All Night Long (in-studio)
She Don't Want Me No More (in-studio)
Runnin' Blue (in-studio)
Hoochie Coochie Coo
Blue Baby (in-studio)
Let Me Get Closer
Freight Train (in-studio)
Ajeeb Daastaan
     from the forthcoming album Don't Hold Back

Bill Frisell, A Change Is Gonna Come (live)
Sam Cooke, A Change Is Gonna Come
Hot Club of Cowtown, Dark Eyes (Ochi Chornye)
     Thu 1/23 @ Freight & Salvage
George Cole Quintet, Ridin' to the Poorhouse
     Sun 1/26 @ Freight & Salvage
Beso Negro, World of Warcraft
     Sat 1/25 @ Hopmonk Tavern
Ralph Carney's Serious Jass Project, Gypsy Without A Song
     Wed 1/29 @ The Chapel
Matt Montgomery with Awesöme Orchestra Collective, Though I Try
     Sun 1/26 @ Malonga Casquelord Center for the Arts
Ron Hacker, Champagne and Reefer
     Sat 1/25 @ The Saloon
Ann Cole, Got My Mojo Working
Etta James, The Wallflower (Dance With Me Henry)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Playlist: January 15, 2014


Zakiya Harris, I Want To Take You Higher
Marcus Shelby, Somebody's Watching You
     Fri-Sun 1/17-19 @ The Independent: UnderCover Presents Sly & The Family Stone's "Stand!"
Syl Johnson, Come Together
     Thu-Sat 1/16-18 @ Biscuits and Blues
Booker T Jones, Crazy
     Fri 1/17 @ Yoshi's Oakland

The Brat Pack, Jailhouse Blues
Sugar Pie DeSanto, Blues Hall of Fame
     Sun 1/19 @ Biscuits and Blues
Shovelman, 60 Watt Bulb
     Fri-Sat 1/17-18 @ Regency Ballroom
Beso Negro, Grow
     Fri 1/17 @ Regency Ballroom
     Sat 1/18 @ Smiley's
Go Van Gogh, Cassie's Bubble
     Sat 1/18 @ Revolution Cafe
Frank Bey & Anthony Paule, Still Called The Blues
     Sat 1/18 @ Poor House Bistro
Little Jonny & The Giants, Aki Daki Stomp
     Aki Kumar 1/22 on Fog City Blues

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, There Ain't No Santa Claus On The Evenin' Stage
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Trout Mask Replica
Ornette Coleman, Invisible
Bo Diddley, Diddy Wah Diddy
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, China Pig

Mississippi Fred McDowell, 61 Highway
Robert Wilkins, That's No Way To Get Along
Long John Baldry, I Love Paris
Eartha Kitt, C'est Si Bon
Ruth Brown, Mambo Baby
Allen Toussaint, St. James Infirmary
Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Lord You Sure Been Good To Me
Jay McShann, Kansas City
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Hootie Blues