Thursday, February 11, 2016

Playlist: February 10, 2016

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Otis Taylor, Red Meat
     Fri-Sat 2/12-13 @ Biscuits and Blues
The Crux, Dragline
     Sat 2/13 @ The Lucky Horseshoe
Big Jon Atkinson, Five Long Years
     Wed 2/17 @ Biscuits and Blues
Jimmy Grant Ensemble, Drunk
     from the new album Lynn's Blues
     Wed 2/17 on Fog City Blues

Special in-studio guests: Lyz Luke and Brian Adam McCune

     Fri 2/19 @ Fox Theatre: UnderCover Presents A Tribute To Green Day's Dookie

Awesöme Otchestra feat. Casey Crescenzo, Emenius Sleepus
MoeTar, Welcome To Paradise
MoeTar, Infinitesimal Sky (in-studio)
MoeTar, Welcome to the Solar Flares (in-studio)
Awesöme Orchestra feat. Tilt, F.O.D.
Jazz Mafia's Choral Syndicate, Longview
Jazz Mafia/Crossroads Collective, Karlita
MC Rai, Sassafras Roots
Martin Luther, In The End
Martin Luther, While My Guitar Gently Weeps (in-studio)
Martin Luther, Waiting For You
Martin Luther, Somebody Superstar (in-studio)
Martin Luther, Killer Machines
Sal's Greenhouse, Chump
Goodnight Texas, She
     Wed 2/17 on Fog City Blues
Green Day, She

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Playlist: February 3, 2016

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Awesöme Orchestra w/ Tilt, F.O.D.
     from the forthcoming album UnderCover Presents A Tribute to Dookie by Green Day
The Mission Seven, October Surprise
     Thu 2/04 @ Amnesia
The Lucky Losers, What Was It You Wanted
Maria Muldaur, Yes We Can Can
     Thu 2/04 @ Freight & Salvage: A Mardi Gars Tributo to Allen Toussaint

Special in-studio guests: Josh Windmiller and David Luning

The Crux, Onward Soldiers (Vermin Fight The Wars)
     Sat 2/13 @ The Lucky Horseshoe
Josh Windmiller, Witness Witness Witness (in-studio)
David Luning, Whiskey Bottle
     Fri 2/05 @ Doc's Lab
David Luning, Restless Wanderer (in-studio)
David Luning, Danger (in-studio)
Josh Windmiller, What (in-studio)
The Crux, Be Merry My Friends!

Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead, I Want You (live)
Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead, Shelter From the Storm (live)
     Sat 2/06 @ Great American Music Hall: A Tribute to Dylan & the Dead
John Brothers Piano Company, Plaster of Paris
     Wed 2/10 @ The Chapel
Booker T, Get Behind the Mule
     Sat 2/06 @ Yoshi's
Jon Cleary, Poor Boy Got To Move
Jon Cleary, Punp It Up
     Wed 2/10 @ Yoshi's
Paula Harris, Cast The First Stone
     Sat 2/06 @ Biscuits & Blues
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Never Trust A Woman (live)
     Thu 2/04 @ Broadway Studios
     Fri 2/05 @ Biscuits & Blues
Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, Give A Little
Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five, Georgia Grind

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Playlist: January 27, 2016

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Howling at Nothing
     Wed-Thu 1/27-28 @ The Fillmore
Mark Hummel, Detroit Blues
     Thu-Fri 1/28-29 @ Yoshi's
     from the forthcoming album Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue
Tiffany Austin, Walk The Line
     Fri 1/29 @ Presidio Officers' Club
     Sat 1/30 @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
T Sisters, Woo Woo
     Fri 1/29 @ Terrapin Crossroads
     Sat 1/30 @ Castro Valley Center for the Arts
Karina Denike, Park It
     Fri 1/29 @ Slim's

Special in-studio guests: Wolf & Crow

     Thu 1/28 @ Freight & Salvage

Fear No Evil (in-studio)
Nothing (in-studio)
O'Mama (in-studio)
     from the new album Folklore
Shaker (in-studio)
No Spoken Words
     from the new album Folklore

Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Medley
Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Reconsider Baby
Elmore James, I Believe
Elmore James, Madison Blues
Elmore James, Rollin' and Tumblin'
Eddie Taylor (w/ Mark Hummel), Dust My Broom
Kongar-ol Ondar, Ondarnyng Ayany (Ondar's Medley)

Special in-studio guests: Quiles & Cloud

     Thu 1/28 @ Freight & Salvage

Mississippi River (in-studio)
Black Sky Lightning (in-studio)
Shake Me Now (in-studio)
Wide River to Cross

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Playlist: January 20, 2016

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David Bowie, Life On Mars?
Cowboy Junkies, Also One
     from the new album Notes Falling Slow
     Thu-Fri 1/21-22 @ Great American Music Hall
John Brothers Piano Company, C.H.P.
     Fri-Sat 1/22-23 @ Regency Ballroom
The Mission Seven, Monterrey
     Sat 1/23 @ Pier 23

Special in-studio guests: Mark Hummel & Big Jon Atkinson

     Thu-Fri 1/28-29 @ Yoshi's: Blues Harmonica Blowout

Hummel & Atkinson, Make A Little Love With Me (in-studio)
Hummel & Atkinson, Stop Now (in-studio)
Big Jon Atkinson, So All Alone
Aki Kumar, The Mumbai Express
Charlie Musselwhite, Just A Feeling
Hummel & Atkinson, Just Keep Loving Her (in-studio)
Mark Hummel, The Hustle Is On

Ben Goldberg, A Satisfied Mind
     Sat 1/23 @ Red Poppy Art House
Nathaniel Rateliff, I Need Never Get Old
     Wed-Thu 1/27-28 @ The Fillmore
The Reverend Shawn Amos, The Outlaw
     from the new album The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You
The Record Company, Off The Ground
     from the new album Give It Back To You
Tom Jones, 'Til My Back Ain't Got No Bone
     from the new album Long Lost Suitcase
John Hammond, Murder In The Red Barn
     Wed 1/27 @ Freight & Salvage
Wood Brothers, Payday
     Fri-Sat 1/22-23 @ The Fillmore
     Sun 1/24 @ Mystic Theatre
Bobby Rush, Someday
     from the new box set Chicken Heads: A 50 Year History of Bobby Rush
     Fri-Sat 1/22-23 @ Biscuits and Blues
Sam Cooke, Jesus Gave Me Water
Fantastic Negrito, Night Has Turned To Day
California Honeydrops, A River's Invitation

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Playlist: January 13, 2016

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David Bowie, Lazarus
     from the new album Blackstar
David Bowie, Rubber Band
Seu Jorge, Space Oddity
Americano Social Club, Let's Dance
David Bowie, Heroes
David Bowie, Starman
David Bowie, Sound and Vision
David Bowie, Modern Love
David Bowie, Young Americans
David Bowie, I Wish You Would
David Bowie, Almost Grown
David Bowie, Bring Me The Disco King
     David Bowie (1947-2016)

Rebirth Brass Band, Feel Like Funkin' It Up
     Fri-Sat 1/15-16 @ Great American Music Hall
     Sun 1/17 @ Moe's Alley
Beaucoup Chapeaux, Gipsy Song
     Sat 1/16 @ Red Poppy Art House
Junk Parlor, Loverfish
     Wed 1/20 @ El Rio
The Crux, Dancing Like The Devil
     Thu 1/14 @ The Chapel
Goodnight Texas, Button Your Collar
     Thu 1/14 @ Lagunitas Brewing Company
Roharpo & The Real Blues Band, Give Me Back My Wig
     Thu 1/14 @ Biscuits & Blues
Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram, Don't Waste My Time
     Fri-Sat 1/15-16 @ Biscuits & Blues
Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes, I'm On Fire
     Thu 1/14 @ Poor House Bistro
     Fri 1/15 @ Torch Club
     Sat 1/16 @ The Pocket
     Sun 1/17 @ Biscuits & Blues
Allen Toussaint, St. James Infirmary
Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Oh Didn't He Ramble
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Trout Mask Replica

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Playlist: January 6, 2016

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Lightnin' Hopkins, Happy New Year
Johnny Otis Orchestra, Happy New Year Baby
Tiffany Austin, Georgia
     Sun 1/10 @ Studio Grand
Shemekia Copeland, The Battle Is Over
     Sat 1/09 @ Freight & Salvage
Midtown Social, Tilt Sign
     Sat 1/09 @ The Chapel

Freddie Roulette, Key to the Highway
Freddie Roulette, Freddie's Funk
     Mon 1/11 @ Great American Music Hall
Wendy DeWitt with Kirk Harwood, 29 Ways
     Wed 1/13 @ Club Fox
Macy Blackman & The Mighty Fines, Jabber Walks
     Thu 1/07 @ Madrone Art Bar
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Boogie Woogie
     Fri 1/08 @ The Terrace Room
     Sat 1/09 @ Piedmont Piano Company
     Sun 1/10 @ The Royal Cuckoo
The Mission Seven, Save Yourself
     Sun 1/10 @ Amnesia
Americano Social Club, Make You Feel My Love
     Thu 1/07 @ Blush Wine Bar
Junk Parlor, Gold Star Academy
     Fri 1/08 @ Peri's

Special in-studio guests: Whiskerman

     Fri 1/08 @ Great American Music Hall

Deep Surprise
Diamond in the Rough
Cardinal City (in-studio)
One Good Way (in-studio)
It's Easy Now (in-studio)
Louie (in-studio)
     from the new album Nomad

Elvis Presley, Nothingville / Big Boss Mann / Let Yourself Go / It Hurts Me / Guitar Man / Little Egypt

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Playlist: December 30, 2015

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Whiskerman, Saturday
     Wed 1/06 on Fog City Blues
Blue Rodeo, If We Make It Through December
Tom Waits, New Year's Eve
The Heartbeats, After New Year's Eve
The Orioles, What Are You Doing New Year's Eve

Con Brio, Temptation's Talking
     Thu 12/31 @ The Chapel
Will Magid, The Box
     Thu 12/31 @ Rickshaw Stop
Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review, Raindrops
     Thu 12/31 @ Bimbo's 365 Club
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Walk Right In
     Thu 12/31 @ Alameda Elk's Lodge
Howell Devine, Can't Be Satisfied
     Thu 12/31 @ Club Deluxe
The Stone Foxes, Greasin' Up The Doorman
     Thu 12/31 @ Slim's
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Got A Lot
     Thu 12/31 @ Freight & Salvage
Mr. Sipp, Say The Word
     Thu 12/31 @ Biscuits and Blues

Shake Your Peace, My Mom The Realtor (in-studio)
Midtown Social, Can't Stop The Music (in-studio)
Young Musician's Choral Orchestra, Summertime (in-studio)
Kim Nalley, Movin' On Up (in-studio)
Slim Jenkins, Bad Man (in-studio)
The Mission Seven, Boogaloo in Room 802 (in-studio)
La Mandanga, No Hay Más Perro Que Ladre (in-studio)
John Brothers Piano Company, Dumka (in-studio)
Jeremiah Lockwood, Cold Comfort (in-studio)
The Same Chase & The Untraditional, Rock Bottom Never Felt So Good (in-studio)
Jimmy Grant Ensemble, Bunicul (in-studio)

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Playlist: December 16, 2015

The Klezmatics, (Do The) Latke Flip-Flip
     Sat 12/19 @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center
     Sun 12/20 @ SFJazz Center
Blind Boys of Alabama, No Room in the Inn
     Thu-Fri 12/17-18 @ SFJazz Center
The Crux, December
     Tue 12/22 @ Great American Music Hall
Brian Sezter Orchestra, Blue Christmas
     Wed 12/23 @ Well Fargo Center for the Arts
     Thu 12/24 @ The Warfield
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Winter Wonderland
     Thu 12/17 @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center
     Fri 12/18 @ Café du Nord
     Sat 12/19 @ Speisekammer
Christmas Jug Band, S.A.N.T.A.
     Thu 12/17 @ The Big Easy
     Fri 12/18 @ Palms Playhouse
     Sun-Mon 12/20-21 @ Sweetwater Music Hall

Clyde Lasley & The Cadillac Baby Specials, Santa Came Home Drunk
Fathead, Santa's Drunk
Sherwin Linton, Santa Got a DWI
The Debonaires, Crazy Santa Claus
Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers, Dig That Crazy Santa Claus
The Moonglows, Hey Santa Claus
Sonny Boy Williamson, Santa Claus
Clyde McPhatter with The Drifters, White Christmas
Lowell Fulson, I Wanna Spend Christmas With You (Parts 1 & 2)
Charles Brown, Merry Christmas Baby

Special in-studio guests: The T Sisters

     Thu 12/17 @ Freight & Salvage
     Fri 12/18 @ The Chapel

Woo Woo
Playtime (in-studio)
Fight Song (in-studio)
But Not For You

Lara Price, Crazy Lucy
     Thu 12/17 @ Biscuits and Blues
Tiffany Austin, Walk The Line
     Wed 12/30 @ Feinstein's
Toronzo Cannon, Sweet Sweet Sweet
     Fri-Sat 12/18-19 @ Biscuits and Blues
Mighty Mike Schermer, Take My Hand
     Sat 12/26 @ Poor House Bistro
     Sun 12/27 @ Rancho Nicasio
Elvin Bishop, Let You Woman Have Her Way
     Sat 12/19 @ Freight & Salvage
     Wed 12/20 @ Biscuits and Blues
Mark Hummel, Living With The Blues
Paul Butterfield's Better Days, Small Town Talk

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Playlist: December 9, 2015

Postmodern Jukebox, Mad World
Postmodern Jukebox, Joy to the World
     Sat-Sun 12/12-13 @ The Warfield
Christmas Jug Band, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
     Wed 12/16 @ Freight & Salvage
T Sisters, But Not For You
     Wed 12/16 on Fog City Blues
Tiffany Austin, Tête-à-Tête
     Fri 12/11 @ The Sound Room

Special in-studio guest: Lara Price

     Thu 12/17 @ Biscuits and Blues

Get It Where I Want It
Cryin' Over You
Moon In The Mirror
I Mean Business
    from the new album I Mean Business

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, 8 Days of Hanukkah
Stephen Colbert & Jon Stewart, Can I Interest You in Hanukkah?
Ella Jenkins, Dreidel Dreidel Dreidel
Mickey Katz, Grandma's Dreidel
Don McLean, Dreidel
Jeremiah Lockwood, Ethan Miller & Luther Dickinson, Dreidel
Temple B'nai Abraham of Essex County Children's Choir, Svivon Sov Sov Sov
Cantor Yossele Rosenblatt, Yevonim
Cantor David Putterman, Rock of Ages
Saul Kaye, Ma'oz Tsur
Sol Zim, Ma'oz Tsur
Meshugga Beach Party, Latkes
The Klezmatics, Hanukkah Tree
Woody Guthrie, Hanukkah Dance

Tom Waits, Chocolate Jesus
Tom Waits, Jesus Gonna Be Here
Tom Waits, The Piano Has Been Drinking
Royal Jelly Jive, Way Down In The Hole

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Playlist: December 2, 2015

The Sway Machinery, Kith and Kin
     from the forthcoming EP You Will Love No One But Me
     Thu 2/03 @ Berkeley Rose Labyrinth (Book of J)
California Honeydrops, When It Was Wrong
     Thu 12/03 @ The New Parish
     Fri 12/04 @ Freight & Salvage
Lara Price, Happy Blue Year
     Fri 12/04 @ Chaminade
     Wed 12/09 on Fog City Blues
Tiffany Austin, Stardust
     Sat 12/05 @ The Jazz Basement

Speical in-studio guests: Rainbow Girls

     Fri 12/04 @ Doc's Lab

She-Bop Nation
Can We Keep This Love Alive (in-studio)
No Limits (in-studio)
Syd Barrett
Ain't Tryin'
Yuba (in-studio)
Step Down From The Mountain
     from the new album Perceptronium

Special in-studio guest: Nahuel Bronzini

     Thu 12/03 @ Red Poppy Art House (w/ Amaranth Quartet)

Diana Gameros, Libre y Serena
Camille Mai, We Are No Beautiful Children
Kendra McKinley, Poor Boy
Tomás Latorre, Se Irá y Seguirá
Mike Suarez, Little Po
Nahuel Bronzini, Variations on "That to Be Missed"
     from the new album The String Quartet Experience

Robert Cray, Too Many Cooks / T-Bone Shuffle (live)
     Tue 12/08 @ Yoshi's
     Wed 12/09 @ Crest Theatre
Gary Clark Jr, The Healing
     Sun 12/06 @ Fox Theatre

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Playlist: November 25, 2015

Sly & The Family Stone, Underdog
Sly & The Family Stone, St. James Infirmary (live)
     Cynthia Robinson (1946-2015)
Amber Gougis, Let Me Love You
     Sun 11/29 @ Studio Grand

Sylvester Cotton, Thanksgiving Blues
Guy Davis, Thanksgiving Day
Carolina Chocolate Drops, Cornbread And Butterbeans
California Honeydrops, Pumpkin Pie
Lonnie Johnson, Sweet Potato Blues
The Robins, Turkey Hop Part 2
The Emotions, Mashed Potatoes
Sly Stone, Buttermilk pt.1
Matthew Childs, Funky Onions
Harold Burrage, You Eat Too Much

Sly & The Family Stone, Stand!
Sly & The Family Stone, Everyday People

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Inside the National Recording Registry: Stand!

It's that time of year again, when our Peabody Award-winning series Inside the National Recording Registry begins airing on PRI's Studio360. I wound up producing the first two pieces this year, the first of which I had my eyes and heart set on from the moment this year's Registry was announced:

I was honored to interview Freddie Stone and George Clinton myself for this story, but I'm writing this on the day we learned of the passing of the band's original trumpeter and distinctive vocalist, Cynthia Robinson. We had sought out Cynthia for an interview earlier this year but were unable to make it happen. An early draft of the story had Sly Stone biographer Jeff Kaliss highlighting some of Cynthia's contribution (around three minutes in):

I've certainly got more tape of Jeff and Freddie talking about Cynthia's role on the album and in the band. More significantly, however, friends of the show Micah Dubreuil and Will Magid (who both took part in last year's mega-tribute to Stand!) interviewed most of the Family Stone members, including Cynthia, for what is sure to be the definitive audio documentary about the band: