Thursday, May 21, 2015

Playlist: May 20, 2015

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B.B. King, Sweet Little Angel / It's My Own Fault / How Blue Can You Get (live)
     B.B. King (1925-2015)
The Hound Kings, SSI Blues (in-studio)
     from the album Live From the Fog City Blues Volume 2

Special in-studio guest: Fantastic Negrito

     Thu 5/21 @ Boom Boom Room

Fantastic Negrito, An Honest Man
Fantastic Negrito, Lost In A Crowd
Fantastic Negrito, Night Has Turned To Day
Skip James, Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
Robert Johnson, Preaching Blues (Up Jumped The Devil)
Fantastic Negrito, A New Beginning
Fantastic Negrito, It's A Long Road
Fantastic Negrito, The Time Has Come

Tom Waits, Take One Last Look (live)
Adam Sandler, Ode to David Letterman (live)
Benjamin Brown, Yours (in-studio)
Junk Parlor, Summertime in the City (in-studio)
Tin Cup Serenade, Sunny Oakland Day (in-studio)
Karina Denike, I Never Cared (in-studio)
Diana Gameros, ¿Cómo Hacer? (in-studio)
The View From Bernal Hill, We Are No Beautiful Children (in-studio)
Jimmy Grant Ensemble, Blues En Mineur (in-studio)
Bhi Bhiman, Will You Be There (in-studio)
Bob Dylan, The Night We Called It A Day (live)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Playlist: May 13, 2015

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Fantastic Negrito, Lost In A Crowd
     Wed 5/20 on Fog City Blues
Bhi Bhiman, Highway To Hell (in-studio)
     Wed 6/24 on Fog City Blues
Carolina Chocolate Drops, No Man's Mama (in-studio)
     Thu-Sun 5/14-17 @ SF Jazz Center
California Honeydrops, Miss Louise (in-studio)
     Thu-Sat 5/14-16 @ New Parish
Lucky Losers, Baby You Got What It Takes (in-studio)
     Thu 5/14 @ The Saloon
     Fri 5/15 @ Smoking Pig

Selections from Live From the Fog City Blues Vol.2

Little Jonny & Aki Kumar, Worried (in-studio)
Slim Jenkins, Hand Me Down Blues (in-studio)
Meklit & Quinn, Saving Up (in-studio)
Whiskerman, Amen (in-studio)
The Hound Kings, SSI Blues (in-studio)
Wendy DeWitt & Kirk Harwood, Nervous (in-studio)
The Amazing Dr. Zarcon's Breathing Machine, Shake It And Break It (in-studio)
Tin Cup Serenade, Money Is King (in-studio)
Go Van Gogh, Sirens (in-studio)

Shake Your Peace, My Mom The Realtor (in-studio)
Barrio Manouche, Lucía (in-studio)
Karina Denike, Musée Mécanique (in-studio)
Royal Jelly Jive, Dream Like A Child (in-studio)
Rupa & The April Fishes, Lay My Head Down (in-studio)
Jeremiah Lockwood, The Bright Sunny South (in-studio)
Seth Augustus, Down To The Roadhouse (in-studio)
Ol Silver Tongue, Nobody Special (in-studio)
Shun Ng, Billie Jean (in-studio)
Brass Menažeri, Doppio Macchiato (in-studio)
Young Musicians Choral Orchestra, As (in-studio)

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Playlist: May 6, 2015

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Bhi Bhiman, Closer To Thee
     from the forthcoming album Rhythm & Reason
     Mon 5/11 @ City Winery
Rhiannon Giddens, Black Is The Color
     from the new album Tomorrow Is My Turn
     Mon 5/11 @ City Winery
Tumbleweed Wanderers, Ghosts
     from the forthcoming album Realize
     Sat 5/09 @ Whole Earth Festival
Markus James, Candyland Refugee
     from the new album Head For The Hills
     Fri 5/08 @ Hopmonk Tavern
     Sat 5/09 @ Sweetwater Music Hall

Special in-studio guest: Macy Blackman

Macy Blackman & The Mighty Fines, Kidney Stew
     from the new album Friskin' the Whiskers
Macy Blackman, Where Did You Stay Last Night (in-studio)
Macy Blackman, Terrible Blues (in-studio)
King Oliver & His Creole Jazz Band, Deep Henderson
Macy Blackman & The Mighty Fines, Ain't Misbehavin'
Macy Blackman & The Mighty Fines, In A Mellow Tone
Macy Blackman, Rollin With My Baby (in-studio)
Huey 'Piano' Smith, Just A Lonely Clown
Macy Blackman & The Mighty Fines, Shake Rattle and Roll
     from the new album Friskin' the Whiskers

B.B. King, Backwater Blues
B.B. King, Peace To The World (live)
Slim Jenkins, Your Voodoo Workin
Royal Jelly Jive, Indian George
     Sat 5/09 @ Peri's
Lost Dog Found, The Ghost of Johnny Walker
     Thu 5/07 @ Mystic Theatre
Big Sam's Funky Nation, Hard To Handle
     Thu 5/07 @ The Chapel
Con Brio, Temptation's Talking
     Thu 5/07 @ Public Works
Howell Devine, Come On In My Kitchen
     Fri 5/08 @ Hopmink Tavern
     Sat 5/09 @ Club Deluxe
     Tue 5/12 @ Royal Cuckoo
Robert Johnson, Phonograph Blues
Blind Willie McTell, Razor Ball
Diana Gameros, ¿Cómo Hacer? (in-studio)
     Thu 5/07 @ Red Poppy Art House
     Sat 5/09 @ Studio Grand
     Sun 510 @ Legion of Honor

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Playlist: April 29, 2015

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John Németh, Ain't Too Old (live)
John Németh, Sooner Or Later
     Thu 4/30 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
     Fri 5/01 @ Harlow's
     Sat 5/02 @ Biscuits and Blues
Royal Jelly Jive, Troy
     Fri 5/01 @ Awaken Cafe
     Sat 5/02 @ Hopmonk Tavern
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Squeeze Me
     Sat 5/02 @ Red Poppy Art House
Macy Blackman & The Mighty Fines, Ain't Misbehavin'
     Wed 5/06 on Fog City Blues

Special in-studio guests: Will Magid, Paul Oliphant, and Johnny Diamond

     Wed 5/13 @ Monarch: Smoked Out Soul

Swing Republic, Cryin' At Daybreak
Zebuel, Cruzin' Thru Memphis
Alligator Spacewalk, Sweet Something
Will Magid & Paul Oliphant, 12-Bar Blues (in-studio)
Moby, Honey
King Most, Hold On I'm Coming
U9 Lift, Old Dollar Holler

6th Annual Left-Hand-A-Thon

Otis Rush, Right Place, Wrong Time (live)
Otis Rush, All Your Love (I Miss Loving) (live)
Otis Rush, I Can't Quit You Baby
Albert King, The Hunter
Bobby Womack, California Dreamin'
Barbara Lynn, You're The Man
Danielle Nicole, Starvin' For Love
Elizabeth Cotten, Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie
Eddy 'The Chief' Clearwater, Too Old To Get Married
Lefty Dizz, R.M. Blues
Left Hand Frank, Linda Lu
Jimi Hendrix, Bleeding Heart

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Playlist: April 22, 2015

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Eric Burdon & The Animals, St. James Infirmary
     Fri 4/24 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
Eric Bibb, Silver Spoon
     Tue-Wed 4/28-29 @ Biscuits and Blues
Slim Jenkins, Devil Eyes
     Sat 4/25 @ XOXO
Lost Dog Found, Four Drinks
     Fri 4/24 @ Lagunitas Brewing Company

Special in-studio guests: Tumbleweed Wanderers

     6/11 @ The Independent: Album Release Show

Into The Mines
     from the forthcoming album Realize
Restless (in-studio)
Lower 48 (in-studio)
Don't You Want To Get Higher
     from the forthcoming album Realize
For You In Time (in-studio)
Somebody To Love (in-studio)
Bad Blood
     from the forthcoming album Realize

Bill Frisell, Hard Times
     Thu 4/23 @ Terrapin Station
     Fri 4/24 @ Mandavi Center
     Sun 4/26 @ SFJazz Center
Steve Earle & The Dukes, King of the Blues
     Wed 4/29 @ Crest Theater
     Thu 4/30 @ City Winery
     Fri 5/01 @ Great American Music Hall
Junk Parlor, Wild Tones
     Fri 4/24 @ Hopmonk Tavern
     Sat 4/25 @ The Big Easy
     Sun 4/26 @ How Weird Street Faire
Barrio Manouche, Improvisación / Pasión Arabe
     Fri 4/24 @ Seahorse Sausalito
Humming House, Gypsy Django
     Sat 4/25 @ Fox Theater
Roy Orbison, Mean Woman Blues
Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Bits & Pieces
Johnny Shines, Give My Heart A Break
George 'Harmonica' Smith, Oopin' Doopin' Doopin'
Heart, Mother Earth Blues
Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)
Albert King, Born Under A Bad Sign (live)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Playlist: April 15, 2015

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Tumbleweed Wanderers, Bad Blood
     from the forthcoming album Realize
     Wed 4/22 on Fog City Blues
Karina Denike, Sideshow
     from the new album Under Glass
     Thu 4/16 @ Amnesia
     Fri 4/17 @ Awaken Cafe
     Sat 4/18 @ Dave's Record Shop
Sean Hayes, Waiting In Vain
     Sat 4/18 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
Fantastic Negrito, An Honest Man
     Fri 4/17 @ New Parish

J.B. Lenoir, Tax Payin' Blues
Eddy Clearwater, I.R.S. Man
Robert Cray Band, 1040 Blues
Fiddlin' John Carson, Taxes on the Farmer Feeds Us All
Slim Harpo, I Need Money (Keep Your Alibis)
The Drifters, Money Honey
Rufus Thomas, Save That Money
Barrett Strong, Money (That's What I Want)
Buddy Guy, $100 Bill
Patrick Quinn, Tax Man Max

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Playlist: April 8, 2015

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B.B. King, So Excited
Erma Franklin, Piece of My Heart
Rob Reich, Chicken Soup
     from the new album Shadowbox
     Sat 4/11 @ Red Poppy Art House
Jeremiah Lockwood, Flangdang/When I Get Home
     Sun 4/12 @ Viracocha

Special in-studio guests: Karina Denike and Lily Taylor

     Thu 4/16 @ Amnesia
     Fri 4/17 @ Awaken Cafe
     Sat 4/18 @ Dave's Record Shop

Karina Denike, Musée Mécanique (in-studio)
Lily Taylor, Reap (in-studio)
Karina Denike, I Never Cared (in-studio)
Karina Denike, Aviatrix (in-studio)
Karina Denike, Havin' A Go
     from the forthcoming album Under Glass
Lily Taylor, Miss It
     from the new album The Ride
Lily Taylor, Ride (in-studio)
Karina Denike, Boxing Glove (in-studio)
Karina Denike, Park It
     from the forthcoming album Under Glass

Terence Blanchard, Wading Through
Terence Blanchard, On the Sunny Side of the Street
     Thu-Sun 4/16-19 @ SFJazz Center
Lost Dog Found, You Are the Kind of Girl
     Thu 4/09 @ Ashkenaz
Big Blu Soul Revue, I Know
     Sun 4/12 @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
24th Street Wailers, Spitfire
     Thu 4/09 @ Torch Club
     Fri 4/10 @ The Pocket
29th Street Swingtet, This Moustache Is For You
     Sat 4/11 @ Blush Wine Bar
Barrio Manouche, Coquette
     Sat 4/11 @ Revolution Cafe
Tin Cup Serenade, Manitoba
     Fri 4/10 @ Revolution Cafe
Billie Holiday, Having Myself A Time
Bob Dylan, Bye And Bye
Muddy Waters, You're Gonna Miss Me
Alfred Harris, Sundown Boogie Blues
Walter Horton, Hard Hearted Woman

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Playlist: April 1, 2015


Aretha Franklin, April Fools
Karina Denike, Boxing Glove
     from the forthcoming album Under Glass
     Wed 4/08 on Fog City Blues
Whiskerman, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
     Fri 4/03 @ Leo's
Shovelman, Excavating the Future
     Fri 4/03 @ Public Works
     Sat 4/04 @ Inner Mission

Special in-studio guests: UnderCover Presents Bob Marley's Exodus

T Sisters, Three Little Birds
T Sisters, The Crying Song (in-studio)
T Sisters, I Have A Hammer (in-studio)
T Sisters, Ready For Love
Rupa & The April Fishes, The Heathen
Sean Hayes, Waiting In Vain
Quartet San Francisco feat. Boots Riley & Silk E, Turn Your Lights Down Low
SHAKE YOUR PEACE!, My Mom The Realtor (in-studio)
SHAKE YOUR PEACE!, Feel Like Going On Home (in-studio)
SHAKE YOUR PEACE!, So Much Things To Say
Brass Band Mission, One Love
Empress Unification & Fyah Squad Band, Exodus

Jimmy Scott, Exodus
Alberta Hunter, Ich Hob Dich Tzufil Lieb
Zakiya Hooker, Baby You Busted

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Playlist: March 25, 2015


Jay Johnson, Besame Mucho
Jay Johnson, You're the Boss
     Jay Johnson (1953-2015)
Bob Dylan, The Night We Called It A Day
Karina Denike, Anchors Away
     from the forthcoming album Under Glass
T Sisters, Three Little Birds
     from the forthcoming album UnderCover Presents: Bob Marley's Exodus

Special in-studio guests: The Lucky Losers

     Sun 3/29 @ Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
     Fri 4/03 @ Poor House Bistro

A Winning Hand
Baby, You Got What It Takes (in-studio)
What Have I Done (in-studio)
What Was It You Wanted
What Is Success (in-studio)
Long Hard Road
     from the forthcoming album A Winning Hand

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, Get Up!
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Suzie Blue
     Wed-Sat 3/25-28 @ The Fillmore
John Brothers Piano Company Quintet, Patterns of Brick
Tumbleweed Wanderers, Everyday People
     Sun 3/29 @ The Chapel: The Bay Brewed
Diana Gameros, Gumboots
     Fri 3/27 @ Paramount Theater: Notes From Mexico
La Mandanga, La brevedad de la alegría
     Fri 3/27 @ Hopmonk Tavern
Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco, Celia & Johnny
Jimmy Grant, Valse de Wasso
Jeff Healey, Guitar Stomp Duet

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Playlist: March 18, 2015


Ringo Starr, Postcards From Paradise
     from the forthcoming album Postcards From Paradise
Lionel Young Band, Knock These Blues Around
     Thu-Fri 3/19-20 @ Biscuits and Blues
Barrio Manouche, Improvisación
     Sat 3/21 @ Revolution Cafe
The Lucky Losers, What Is Success
     Wed 3/25 on Fog City Blues

Special in-studio guests: Geechi Taylor & The YMCO Jazz Band

     Thu 3/26 @ San Leandro Performing Arts Center: Swing It!

Take The A-Train (in-studio)
In A Mellow Tone (in-studio)
Take The Coltrane (in-studio)
Summertime (in-studio)
As (in-studio)
It Don't Mean A Think If It Ain't Got That Swing

Herbie Hancock, Watermelon Man
     Thu 3/19 @ Zellerbach Hall
Macy Blackman & The Mighty Fines, In A Mellow Tone
     from the new album Friskin' The Whiskers
     Thu 3/19 @ Madrone Art Bar
Lavay Smith & Her Red hot Skillet Lickers, The Busy Woman's Blues
Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums, Some Like It Hot
Kally Price, Spreadin' Rhythm
     Fri 3/20 @ Ashkenaz: Women in Bay Area Swing

Hanna Rifkin, Morning Glory
     Fri 3/20 @ 50 Mason Social House
Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Precious Lord
Marcia Ball, Just Keep Holding On
The Falcons, I Found A Love
Clarence 'Frogman' Henry, Lonely Tramp
Otis Spann, Nobody Knows My Troubles
Lightnin' Hopkins, Worried Blues
Sly & The Family Stone, M'Lady

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Playlist: March 11, 2015


Ringo Starr, Right Side of the Road
Ringo Starr, Postcards From Paradise
     from the forthcoming album Postcards From Paradise
     Fri 3/13 @ Masonic Center
George Cole Quintet, You Got A Glow
Beso Negro, Desde Allí
     Sat-Sun 3/14-15 @ Freight & Salvage: Esprit de Django et Stépane

Special in-studio guest: Briget Boyle

     Fri 3/13 @ Monkey House
     Sun 4/12 @ Viracocha

Briget Boyle, Wednesday (in-studio)
Briget Boyle, Cornerstone
     from the new album The Parts Interior
Briget Boyle, Grey Skies (in-studio)
True Life Trio, Malino Mome
Unidentified, Ti Kako Ikane
Briget Boyle, Matters (in-studio)
Briget Boyle, Go For A Ride (in-studio)
Briget Boyle, The Countdown
     from the new album The Parts Interior

Elvin Bishop & Little Smokey Smothers, Travelin' Shoes
Billy Boy Arnold, St. James Infirmary
     Fri-Sat 3/13-14 @ Biscuits and Blues
Slim Jenkins, Well I Done Got Over It
     Fri 3/13 @ Capone's Speakeasy
The California Honeydrops, Just Because
     Thu 3/12 @ Zodiacs
     Sat 3/14 @ G Street Wunderbar
Nathan James, Cow Pies
     Fri 3/13 @ Smoking Pig
     Sat 3/14 @ Poor House Bistro
The Lucky Losers, What Was It You Wanted
     Thu 3/12 @ The Saloon
Aki Kumar, Let Me Get Closer
     Fri 3/13 @ Sheba Lounge
     Sat 3/14 @ The Pocket
     Tue 3/17 @ Mojo Lounge
John Németh, Bad Luck Is My Name
Harvey Mandel, The Snake
Marcus Shelby Orchestra, Birmingham (Project C)
     Thu 3/12: Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Playlist: March 4, 2015


The Klezmatics, Makht Oyf (Open Up)
     Thu 3/05 @ The New Parish
Fantastic Negrito, Lost In A Crowd
     Thu 3/05 @ Boom Boom Room
Royal Jelly Jive, HMS Soulbay
     Thu 3/05 @ The Chapel: Bellyman's Ball
Hibbity Dibbity, Old Peter
     Thu 3/05 @ The Chapel: Bellyman's Ball

Special in-studio guest: Jeremiah Lockwood

     Tue 3/10 @ Leo's: Record Release Party (The Sway Machinery)
     Fri 3/13 @ Monkey House

Jeremiah Lockwood, Magein Avos (in-studio)
The Sway Machinery, Revive the Dead
Jeremiah Lockwood, Candy Man (in-studio)
Jeremiah Lockwood, Cold Comfort (in-studio)
The Sway Machinery, Longa
Boban Marković Orchestra, Hani Rumba
Jeremiah Lockwood, The Bright Sunny South (in-studio)
The Sway Machinery, Purity and Danger
     from the new album Purity and Danger

Friday 3/06 @ Broadway Studios: Digital Detox Device-Free Party

John Brothers Piano Company, C.H.P.
The Gospel Flats, The Mighty Jordan
Con Brio, Kiss The Sun
     Sat 3/07 @ The Fillmore
Midtown Social, Solid Ground

Rebirth Brass Band, What Goes Around Comes Around
     Fri 3/06 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Second Mind
     Fri 3/06 @ Crest Theatre: Evening of Bitchin' Badass Blues
     Sat 3/07 @ Fulton 55
     Sun 3/08 @ The Sand Bar
Elvin Bishop, Old School
     Fri 3/06 @ Crest Theatre: Evening of Bitchin' Badass Blues
Bettye LaVette, Yesterday Is Here
     Thu 3/05 @ Yoshi's
     Fri 3/06 @ Crest Theatre: Evening of Bitchin' Badass Blues
     Sat 3/07 @ Mystic Theatre
Wes Montgomery Trio, Unidentified Guitar Solo
Alvin Youngblood Hart, Amazed 'N' Amused