Thursday, January 11, 2018

Playlist: January 10, 2018

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Kim Nalley, Movin' On Up
Tiffany Austin, Georgia
     Sun 1/14 @ Oakland Scottish Rite Center
Little Charlie's Organ Grinder Swing, Skronky Tonk
     Sat 1/13 @ Piedmont Piano Company

Special in-studio guests: La Gente, Soltron, and Pamela Parker

La Gente, California (We La Gente)
Soltron, I Live Where You Vacation (in-studio)
Soltron, Arroz Con Gandules
Pamela Parker, Red (in-studio)
Pamela Parker, Light Your Fire
Versoul, Untitled (in-studio)
Rafael Sarria feat. Versoul, La Mar (in-studio)
La Gente, Prior Convictions

John Brothers Piano Company, C.H.P.
Orchestra Euphonos, Fun Der Khupe
     Sat 1/13 @ Great American Music Hall
Book of J, Chavele
     Wed 1/17 on Fog City Blues
Aki Kumar, Wishing Well
     Fri 1/12 @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center: June Core's Rhythm & Blues Review
Howell Devine, The Key
     Fri 1/12 @ Up & Under
     Sat 1/13 @ Club Deluxe
Tin Cup Serenade, Stack O'Lee Blues
     Fri 1/12 @ Revolution Cafe
Nancy Wright feat. Elvin Bishop, There Is Something On Your Mind
     Sat 1/13 @ Poor House Bistro
Elvin Bishop, Keep On Rollin'
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Living Hand to Mouth
Wee Willie Walker and the Anthony Paule Orchestra, Hate Take a Holiday

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Playlist: January 3, 2018

The Heartbeats, After New Year's
Lightnin' Hopkins, Happy New Year
Lonnie Johnson, Happy New Year Darling
Lil Son Jackson, New Year's Resolution
Roy Milton Solid Serenaders, New Year's Resolution Blues
Johnny Otis Orchestra, Happy New Year Baby

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Big Fine Daddy
     Fri 1/05 @ Club Deluxe
Ren Geisick, You Don't Miss Your Water
     Fri 1/05 @ Red Poppy Art House
JJ Thames, Rhinestones
     Fri 1/05 @ Biscuits & Blues
Wee Willie Walker and the Anthony Paule Orchestra, Cannot Be Denied
     Fri 1/05 @ Empress Theatre
Harvey Mandel, Caa Purange
     Thu 1/04 @ Biscuits & Blues
S.E. Willis, Turtle Dove Bounce
     Sun 1/07 @ Biscuits & Blues
David Bowie, Starman (live)
David Bowie, White Light/White Heat (live)

Best of in-studio 2017

No Lovely Thing, Hey Brother
John Brothers Piano Company, Daffy Duckin'
Tumbledown House, Ode to Josephine
Macy Blackman & The Mighty Fines, Look Up
The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, Birth of the Blues
Royal Jelly Jive, Boom Boom
The King Street Giants, Clarinet Marmalade
Big Harp George, Home Stretch
The Gold Souls, Worker's Lullaby
Howell Devine, Long Distance Call
Christmas Jug Band, S.A.N.T.A.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Playlist: December 27, 2017

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The Orioles, What Are You Doing New Year's Eve
Sugaray Rayford, Born Under a Bad Sign
     Sun 12/31 @ Biscuits & Blues
Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review, Good News
     Sat-Sun 12/30-31 @ Amnesia
Con Brio, Hard Times
     Sat-Sun 12/30-31 @ Swedish American Hall
The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, If I Had a Hammer
     Sat 12/30 @ SFJazz Center
No Lovely Thing, Countdown
Royal Jelly Jive, Chinatown
     Sat 12/30 @ The Ivy Room
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Sent For You Yesterday
     Sat 12/30 @ Poor House Bistro
     Sun 12/31 @ The Terrace Room
California Honeydrops, I Found A Love
     Sun 12/31 @ The UC Theatre
Hibbity Dibbity, Big River
     Sun 12/31 @ Boom Boom Room
Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, I Heard the Angels
Whiskerman, Consistency of Grace
     Sun 12/31 @ Moe's Alley

Blind Lemon Jefferson, Happy New Year Blues
The Qualities, Happy New Year to You!
Billy Ward & His Dominoes, Ringing in a Brand New Year
Smokey Hogg, New Year's Eve

Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, Stick and Stones
Nancy Wright, I Got What It Takes
     Sun 12/31 @ Mystic Theatre
Big Blu Soul Revue, Don't You Know
     Sun 12/31 @ Presidio Social Club
Stompy Jones, Sock It To Me
     Sun 12/31 @ Elks Lodge
Jazz Mafia Symphony, Sweet Memory 2016
     Sat 12/30 @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Wee Willie Walker & The Anthony Paule Orchestra, The Willie Walk
     Sat 12/30 @ Smoking Pig BBQ
The Dixie Giants, How Neat Is That?
     Thu 12/28 @ Blue Note Napa
     Sun 12/31 @ Sonoma Cider
Rainbow Girls, Cameron Sterling
     Sun 12/31 @ Hopmonk Tavern
Tom Waits, New Year's Eve
Tom Waits, San Diego Serenade

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Playlist: December 20, 2017

Ralph Carney, Happy Solstice Song
Gaucho, Deep Night
Tom Waits, Dirt in the Ground
Ralph Carney's Serious Jass Project, I Wish I Were Twins
     Ralph Carney (1956-2017)
Howell Devine, Spoonful
     Thu 12/21 @ White Chapel
     Sat 12/23 @ Speisekammer
     Wed 12/27 @ Biscuits & Blues
Big Harp George, Left So Soon
     Fri 12/22 @ Biscuits & Blues
Andy Santana, Greaseland
     Fri 12/22 @ Poor House Bistro
Elvin Bishop, Stealin' Watermelons (live)
     Sat 12/23 @ Freight & Salvage
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Go Tell It On the Mountain
     Sun 12/24 @ Slim's
Blue Rodeo, Jesus Christ
Bob Dylan, Jesus Is The One (live)
Bob Dylan, Must Be Santa

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Playlist: December 13, 2017

Meshugga Beach Party, Oh Hanukkah
Meshugga Beach Party, Hot Rod Hanukkah
      Thu 12/14 @ Forbidden Island
Stanley Adams & Sid Wayne, 'Twas the Night Before Chanukah
Flory Jagoda, Ocho Kandelikas
Mickey Katz, Grandma's Dreidel
Jeremiah Lockwood, Ethan Miller & Luther Dickinson, Dreridel
Kugelplex, Desolation Row
     Sun 12/17 @ Old First Concerts
The Klezmatics, Hanukah Tree
Shirley Cohen, Maccabee March
Sol Zim, Mo'oz Tsur
Don McLean, Dreidel
Woody Guthrie, Hanukkah Dance
Cantor Yossele Rosenblatt, Yevonim
Cantor David Putterman, Rock Of Ages 
Klezmer Conservatory Band, Klezzified
Gladys Gewirtz, A Chanukah Quiz
Ella Jenkins, Dreidel Dreidel Dreidel
Gerald Marks, Hanukah

Special in-studio guests: The Christmas Jug Band

     Fri-Sat 12/15-16 @ The Big Easy
     Sun 12/17 @ Palms Playhouse
     Mon-Tue 12/18-19 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
     Wed 12/20 @ Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse

Santa Lost a Ho
When the Red Sled Comes (in-studio)
Carolin' (in-studio)
Gee Rudolph Ain't I Good To You (in-studio)
Plant A Santa (in-studio)
I Wanna Make A Holiday (in-studio)
S.A.N.T.A. (in-studio)
Rudolph the Bald-Headed Reindeer

The Sons of the Soul Revivers, I'm a New Creature (live)
     Sun 12/17 @ Poor House Bistro
Kim Nalley, Santa Baby
Kim Nalley, Hanukkah in Santa Monica
     Sun 12/17 @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Playlist: December 6, 2017

PC Muñoz, Death Might Be Your Christmas Gift
     Sat 12/09 @ Center for New Music
Christmas Jug Band, S.A.N.T.A. (Gloria)
     Wed 12/13 on Fog City Blues
The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, No Christmas Blues
     Sat 12/09 @ Cafe Strich
Shoestring Trio, Un Pastis!
     Sat 12/09 @ Penrose
Deep Basement Shakers, I'm a Soldier (In the Army of the Lord)
     Sun 12/10 @ Rancho Nicasio
     Tue 12/12 @ The Big Easy
Mark Hummel, Evans Shuffle
     Sun 12/10 @ Rancho Nicasio
Howell Devine, Sadie
     Sat 12/09 @ Club Deluxe
     Sun 12/10 @ Rancho Nicasio
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Living Hand to Mouth
     Fri 12/08 @ Poor House Bistro
     Wed 12/13 @ Biscuits & Blues
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Live Every Day
     Fri 12/08 @ Freight & Salvage
Goodnight Texas, A Bank Robber's Nursery Rhyme
     Thu 12/07 @ Rickshaw Stop
Royal Jelly Jive, Dear Mr. Waits
     Fri 12/08 @ Blue Note Napa

Tom Waits, Young at Heart
Tom Waits, Goin' Down Slow
Tom Waits, Emotional Weather Report
Tom Waits, Til the Money Runs Out
Tom Waits, That Feel
Tom Waits, $29.00
Tom Waits, Fish in the Jailhouse
Tom Waits, Step Right Up
Tom Waits, Ice Cream Man
Tom Waits, Tango til They're Sore
Tom Waits, Jockey Full of Bourbon
Tom Waits, Goodnight Irene

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Playlist: November 29, 2017

Valerie June, The Hour
     Sun 12/03 @ Rio Theatre
     Mon 12/04 @ The Fillmore
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Mary's Baby
     Sat 12/02 @ Paramount Theatre
Gordon Goodwin's Little Phat Band, Why We Can't Have Nice Things
     Thu-Fri 11/30-12/01 @ Yoshi's
Tin Cup Serenade, Tin Cup Blues
     Sat 12/02 @ Ratto's
California Honeydrops, A River's Invitation
     Fri 12/01 @ The Catalyst
The Dixie Giants, It Is Still
     Fri 12/01 @ Hopmonk Tavern
The Stone Foxes, Buddy Holly
     Fri 12/01 @ The Catalyst
Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, Liza Jane (live)
     Fri 12/01 @ Moe's Alley
Wolf & Crow, Nothing 
     Sat 12/02 @ Hotel Utah 
Dragon Smoke, Funky Miracle
     Thu 11/30 @ Hopmonk Tavern
     Fri 12/01 @ The Independent

HowellDevine, Funky Miracle
     from the new album Howl
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, The Blues Ain't Going Nowhere
     from the new album Groovin' at Greaseland
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Rock Bottom
     from the new album Stompin' Ground
     Sat 12/02 @ Rancho Nicasio
Coco Montoya, The Moon Is Full
     from the new album Truth Be Told
Selwyn Birchwood, Police State
     from the new album Pick Your Poison
     from the new album Royal Mint
Jimi Hendrix Experience, Like A Rolling Stone (live)
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Double Trouble (live)
John Mayall, You Never Know
Derek Irving & His Combo, Rock 'n Roll Queen
     Sun 12/03 @ Poor House Bistro
     Fri 12/01 @ Hopmonk Sonoma
     Sat 12/02 @ Club Deluxe

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Playlist: November 22, 2017

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Sylvester Cotton, Thanksgiving Blues
Midtown Social, Socialite Boogie
    Fri 11/24 @ The Independent
Terrie Odabi, I Can't Keep
     Fri 11/24 @ Blue Note Napa
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong)
     Fri 11/24 @ Biscuits & Blues
     Sat 11/25 @ Ashkenaz

Special in-studio guests: HowellDevine

     Wed 11/29 @ Freight & Salvage

Sookie Sookie
     from the new album Howl
Sadie (in-studio)
The Key (in-studio)
Goin' Down South (in-studio)
Long Distance Call (in-studio)
PM Blues
     from the new album Howl

Thelonious Monk, Stuffy Turkey
Guy Davis, Thanksgiving Day
California Honeydrops, Pumpkin Pie
Lonnie Johnson, Sweet Potato Blues
The Robins, Turkey Hop Part 2
Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums, Where's My Gravy
Andre Williams, Pass the Biscuits Please
Doc Watson, 49 Biscuits
Gary & Larry, Garlic Bread
Carolina Chocolate Drops, Cornbread And Butterbeans
Joe Morris, Beans and Cornbread
Joe Houston, Cornbread and Cabbage Greens
Bogus Ben Covington, I Heard the Voice of a Porkchop
Joe Swift, Alligator Meat
Harold Burrage, You Eat Too Much

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Playlist: November 15, 2017

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Rupa & The April Fishes, Electric Gumbo Radio (live)
Down Dirty Shake, Black Cat
     Sun 11/19 @ Slim's: Fire Relief Benefit Show
Vintage Trouble, Blues Hand Me Down
     Thu 11/16 @ The Fillmore
Tony Holliday & The Velvetones, Scratches On My Back
    Thu 11/16 @ Biscuits & Blues
Chelle! and Friends, Voodooville
     Fri 11/17 @ Red Poppy Art House
Rebirth Brass Band, Chameleon
     Fri 11/17 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
    Sun 11/19 @ Moe's Alley
Marcia Ball, Louisiana 1927 (live)
     Thu 11/16 @ Palms Playhouse
Mighty Mike Schermer, Hear You Call Him Baby
     Tue 11/21 @ Biscuits & Blues
Hillstomp, Meet Me at the Bottom
     Fri 11/17 @ The Big Easy
Regina Carter, Death Have Mercy / Breakaway
     Thu 11/16 @ Hammer Theatre
     Fri 11/17 @ Herbst Theatre
Howell Devine, Sirenic Woman
     from the new album Howl
     Wed 11/22 on Fog City Blues

Bob Dylan, The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar (live)
Bob Dylan, Making a Liar Out of Me
Bob Dylan, Do Right To Me Baby (soundcheck)
Bob Dylan, Gonna Change My Way of Thinking (live)
Bob Dylan, Gotta Serve Somebody (live)
Bob Dylan, Dead Man, Dead Man (outtake)
Bob Dylan, City of Gold (live)
     from the new box set Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981
Neil Young, Girl From the North Country
Little Willie John, Fever
Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters, Money Honey
Little Wolf & The Hellcats, You're Breaking My Heart

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Playlist: November 8, 2017

Little Wolf & The Hellcats, The Color of the Rose
     Life Tribute to Malik "Little Wolf" Shabazz 11/11 @ The Saloon
The Dynamic Faye Carol, Fine & Mellow
     Fri-Sun 11/10-12 @ Black Repetory Group Thesater
No Lovely Thing, Stay True
Royal Jelly Jive, Dear Mr. Waits
     Sat 11/11 @ The Independent

Special in-studio guests: Cheryl Fabio and Larry Vann

     Evolutionary Blues... West Oakland's Music Legacy
     Fri 11/10 @ African-American Museum and Library
     Tue 11/28 @ The New Parkway
     Thu 12/07 @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Jimmy McCracklin, I Wanna Make Love To You
Big Mama Thornton, Big Mama's Coming
Marvin Holmes, Find Yourself
Larry Vann, Hero's Blues
Wylie Trass, If You Think About Me
Soul Train Gang, Soul Train '75

Bob Dylan, Slow Train (live)
Bob Dylan, Slow Train (live)
Bob Dylan, Caribbean Wind (live)
Bob Dylan, Saving Grace (live)
Bob Dylan, Help Me Understand (soundcheck)
Bob Dylan, Solid Rock (live)
Bob Dylan, Jesus Is The One (live)
Bob Dylan, Shot of Love (live)
Bob Dylan, Yonder Comes Sin
Bob Dylan, Trouble in Mind
     from the new box set Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Playlist: November 1, 2017

Bob Dylan, Slow Train (soundcheck)
Bob Dylan, Slow Train (rehearsal)
     from the forthcoming box set Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981
Frank Goldwasser, Three Sisters
RJ Mischo, Teacher's Pet
     Thu 11/02 @ Biscuits & Blues
     Fri 11/03 @ Poor House Bistro
     Sat 11/04 @ Torch Club
Sonny Rhodes, Cigarette Blues
     Fri 11/03 Biscuits & Blues
Café R&B, Steppin'
     Sat 11/04 @ Biscuits & Blues
Dennis Johnson & The Mississippi Ramblers, Walkin' Blues
     Fri 11/03 @ Silo's
Junk Parlor, Stange Man
     Fri 11/03 @ Bottom of the Hill
Karina Denike, Golden Kimonos
     Fri 11/03 @ The Lost Church
Rainbow Girls, Syd Barrett
T Sisters, Make It Rain
     Sat 11/04 @ Starline Social Club
Quinn DeVeaux, Find

Van Morrison, All Saints Day
Paul Camarata, The Saint Song
Sidney Bechet, When the Saints Go Marching In
Louis Armstrong, St. James Infirmary
Bessie Smith, St. Louis Blues
Tom Waits, Hang On St. Christopher
Bob Dylan, I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
Suzanne Vega, St. Clare
Regina Spektor, Patron Saint
Sonny Rollins, St. Thomas
David Bowie, All Saints
Led Zeppelin, Saint Tristan's Sword
Bruce Springsteen, It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City
Allen Toussaint, Winin' Boy Blues

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Playlist: October 25, 2017

Fats Domino, The Fat Man
Fats Domino, Lady Madonna
     Antoine 'Fats' Domino, Jr. (1928-2017)
Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review, I'm in Love Again
     Sat 10/28 @ Starline Social Club
Dixie Giants, Mr. & Mrs. J
      Sat 10/28 @ The Big Easy
Royal Jelly Jive, Top Hat
     Fri 10/27 @ Hopmonk
Rhiannon Giddens, Come Love Came
     Fri 10/27 @ Rio Theatre
     Sat 10/28 @ Herbst Theatre
Midtown Social, I Can Change
     Thu 10/26 Sweetwater
Baby & the Luvies, Your Little Fool
     Fri 10/27 @ PianoFight
The Gold Souls, Tried to Change Me
     Fri 10/27 @ Uncorked
Big Blu Soul Revue, Give It Up!
     Sat 10/28 @ Monsters Bash Alameda
Whiskerman, Waking Up in Providence
     Tue 10/31 @ Starline Social Club
Blonde Toldeo, Bar at the End of the World
Blonde Toledo, Where's That Sound
     from the forthcoming album Where's That Sound

The Beatles, Birthday
BB King, Happy Birthday Blues
Solomon Burke, Today Is Your Birthday
Louis Jordan, Happy Birthday Boogie
Meklit, Birthday Song
George Harrison, It’s Johnny’s Birthday
John Lennon (w/ Elton John), I Saw Her Standing There (live)
Paul McCartney, Blackpool / Peggy Sue / I'm Gonna Love You Too
David Bowie, Diamond Dogs
Bob Dylan, Call Letter Blues
Tom Waits, Diamonds on My Windshield
Eddie Harris, 1974 Blues
Eddie Lang & Carl Kress, Pickin' My Way Guitar Mania pt.1
Eddie Lang & Carl Kress, Feeling My Way Guitar Mania pt.2