Thursday, March 26, 2015

Playlist: March 25, 2015

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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

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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

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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

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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

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Playlist: February 25, 2015

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Taj Mahal, Every Wind in the River
     Thu-Sun 2/26-28-3/01 @ SFJazz Center
Shawn Holt & The Teardrops, Fannie Mae
     Thu-Fri 2/26-27 @ Biscuits and Blues
Lucky Peterson, I Can See Clearly Now
     Thu 2/26 @ Yoshi's
The Lucky Losers, I Take What I Want
     Fri 2/27 @ The Smoking Pig

Jeremiah Lockwood, Spoonful
     Wed 3/04 on Fog City Blues
Barrio Manouche, La Muerte de Paco
     Fri 2/27 @ Hopmonk Tavern
T Sisters, It Was Me
     Thu 2/26 @ Moe's Alley
     Sat 2/28 @ The Fillmore
Lost Dog Found, I'm Not Crying For You
     Thu 2/26 @ The Fenix
Cassandra Wilson, Strange Fruit
     from the forthcoming album Coming Forth By Day
     Sun 3/01 @ Zellerbach Hall
Fillmore Slim, The Legend of Fillmore Slim
     Fri 2/27 @ Yoshi's
Langhorne Slim & The Law, Got My Mind Made Up
     Thu 2/26 @ Swedish American Hall
Bob Dylan, Stay With Me
     from the new album Shadows In The Night

George Harrison, Horse To Water
The Beatles, Glad All Over
The Beatles, Something
Traveling Wilburys, Handle With Care

Macy Blackman & The Mighty Fines, Jabber Walks
     from the new album Friskin' The Whiskers
Jimbo Trout & The Fish People, Lulu's Back in Town
     from the new album Happy Hour of the Mind
Jorma Kaukonen, The Other Side of the Mountain
     from the new album Ain't In No Hurry
Igor Prado Band, You Got What It Takes
     from the new album Way Down South
Corey Harris, Devil Got My Woman
Johnny Winter, Death Letter
Nina Simone, Gin House Blues
Fats Domino, Lady Madonna

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Playlist: February 18, 2015

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Blue Rodeo, Western Skies
Sean Hayes, Lucky Man
     Fri 2/20 @ The New Parish
Bob Dylan, Autumn Leaves
     from the new album Shadows In The Night
Asaf Avidan, Over My Head
     from the new album Gold Shadow
     Thu 2/19 @ Bimbo's 365 Club
Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review, Lil' 45
     Thu 2/19 @ Bimbo's 365 Club
     Fri 2/20 @ Club Deluxe
     Sat 2/21 @ Octopus Literary Salon

California Honeydrops, Got the Feeling
     Tue 2/24 @ Armando's
     Wed 2/25 @ Rossi's
Royal Jelly Jive, Stand Up
     Fri 2/20 @ The Crepe Place
     Sat 2/21 @ Art Boutiki
Stone Foxes, I'm A King Bee
     Sat 2/21 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
Jason King Band, Steppin' Out
     Sun 2/22 @ Biscuits and Blues
Delta Wires, Honey Bee
     Sat 2/21 @ Biscuits and Blues
Howell Devine, Railroad Stomp (live)
     Sat 2/21 @ The Baltic
     Wed 2/25 @ Biscuits and Blues
Steve Freund, Evil Ways
     Mon 2/23 @ Elite Cafe
     Wed 2/25 @ Empress Theatre
Wendy DeWitt, Gone
     Thu 2/19 @ The Saloon
     Sat 2/21 @ Burgers and Vine

Zakiya Harris, I Want to Take You Higher
     Fri 2/20 @ Awaken Cafe
Jazz Mafia's Subharmonic feat. Crossroads, You Can Make It If You Try
     Wed 2/25 @ Doc's Lab (Adam Theis Mobtet)
The Sway Machinery, Rozo Dshabbos
     from the forthcoming album Purity and Danger
Jeremiah Lockwood, Flangdang/When I Get Home
     from the new album Lockwood
     Wed 3/04 on Fog City Blues

Paul Kelley, Hasn't It Rained
     from the new album The Merri Soul Sessions
Steve Earle & The Dukes, Baby Baby Baby (Baby)
     from the new album Terraplane
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Pot Roast and Kisses
     from the new album So Delicious
JJ Grey & Mofro, Turn Loose
     from the forthcoming album Ol' Glory
The Ed Palermo Big Band & Rob Paparozzi, Drifting Blues
     from the new album Electric Butter: A Big Band Tribute to Paul Butterfield and Michael Bloomfield
Irma Thomas, Same Old Blues
Seth Augustus, Hey Hey Heraclitus

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Playlist: February 11, 2015

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Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert, Can I Interest You in Hanukkah?
     The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1999-2015)
Bob Dylan, Some Enchanted Evening
     from the new album Shadows in the Night
Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review, Highway 61 Revisited
     Fri 2/13 @ Lake Merritt Hotel
Slim Jenkins, You Know Yeah
     Fri 2/13 @ Elbo Room
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Walk Right In, Walk Right Out
     Fri 2/13 @ Elbo Room
     Sat 2/14 @ Biscuits and Blues

Special in-studio guests: La Mandanga

     Fri 2/13 @ Connecticut Yankee
     Sun 2/15 @ Peri's

Ama la vida (in-studio)
La razón de mi locura (in-studio)
No hay más perro que ladre (in-studio)
Dgiin, Flamenca
Píntame negro (in-studio)
Momento de irse (in-studio)
No me cansaría
     from the EP Raíces mandangueras

California Honeydrops, When It Was Wrong (live)
     Thu 2/12 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
     Fri-Sat 2/13-14 @ Moe's Alley
Royal Jelly Jive, Heart of Your Soul
     Tue 2/17 @ Twin Oaks Tavern
Tin Cup Serenade, Tin Cup Blues
     Fri 2/13 @ Revolution Cafe
Jimbo Trout and the Fishpeople, St. James Infirmary Blues
     from the new album A Happy Hour of the Mind
     Sun 2/15 @ Amnesia
Con Brio, Kiss the Sun
     from the new EP Kiss the Sun
     Fri 2/13 @ Poor House Bistro
     Sat 2/14 @ The Independent
Brass Band Mission, Rollin' in the Hood
     Sun 2/15 @ The Chapel
     Tue 2/17 @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Stanford Marching Band, All Right Now
     Tue 2/17 @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Ol' Silver Tongue, Los Angeles
     Sat 2/14 @ Stork Club
Josh White, Black Man
Lonnie Johnson, No More Women Blues
Blind Boys of Alabama, No More

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Playlist: February 4, 2015


Bob Dylan, I'm a Fool to Want You
     from the new album Shadows In The Night
Bob Dylan, Blowin' in the Wind
     from the new album The Basement Tapes Complete
Bhi Bhiman, Message in a Bottle
     Sat 2/07 @ The New Parish
     Mon 2/09 @ The Independent
Tumbleweed Wanderers, Let It Go
     Fri 2/06 @ The Independent
     Sat 2/07 @ The Crepe Place

Special in-studio guests: Ol' Silver Tongue

     2/08 @ Amnesia
     2/14 @ Stork Club

Shotgun Shuffle (in-studio)
More Trouble Than You're Worth (in-studio)
Devil's Breath (in-studio)
Silver Tongue Stomp (in-studio)
Nobody Special (in-studio)

Seth Augustus, It'll Be Me
     2/08 @ Amnesia

Irma Thomas, Time Is On My Side
     Sun 2/08 @ Wells Fargo Center
Booker T, Father Son Blues
     Sat 2/07 @ Yoshi's
Afrofunk Experience, What It Was pt.1
     Fri 2/06 @ Hopmonk Tavern
     Sat 2/07 @ Freight & Salvage
Ensemble Mik Nawooj, Hope Springs Eternal
     Sat 2/07 @ Duende
Elliot Smith Hour, Southern Belle
     Sat 2/07 @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Gaucho, The Sometimes I'm Still Blue Blues
Beso Negro, We Can Dream
     Fri 2/06 @ The Crepe Place
Hot Baked Goods, Dark Eyes
     Fri 2/06 @ Viracocha
Bob Marley & The Wailers, Burnin'
Bob Marley & The Wailers, Exodus

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Playlist: January 28, 2015


Bob Dylan, That Lucky Old Sun
     from the forthcoming album Shadows In The Night
Bob Dylan, Big River
     from the new album The Basement Tapes Complete
29th Street Swingtet, Dolores
     Thu 1/29 @ Revolution Cafe
Rupa & The April Fishes, Poder (live)
     Sat 1/31 @ The New Parish
Ol Silver Tongue, Smoking Hot Pistol
     Wed 2/04 on Fog City Blues

Special in-studio guests: Barrio Manouche

     Fri 1/30 @ Saulsalito Seahorse
     Fri 2/27 @ Hopmonk Tavern

La Marcha Gatina
     from the forthcoming album Detrás de la Sombra
Pasión Árabe (in-studio)
Número 7 (in-studio)
La Mandanga, No me cansaría
Lucía (in-studio)
Coquette
     from the forthcoming album Detrás de la Sombra

Royal Southern Brotherhood, World Blues
     Fri 1/30 @ Leo's
     Sat 1/31 @ Moe's Alley
Devon Allman, Leave the City
Willie Nelson, Lonely Street
     Mon 2/02 @ Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
     Tue 2/03 @ Bob Hope Theatre
Quinn DeVeaux, Sun and Moon
     Mon 2/02 @ Osteria
Big Bones, Put You Down Baby
     Fri 1/30 @ Friday Night Blues

Lucinda Williams, Stop Breakin' Down
     Fri 2/06 @ Uptown Theatre
Maria Muldaur, Why Are People Like That
     Fri 1/30 @ Zodiacs
Debbie Davies, Google Me Baby
     Fri 1/30 @ Biscuits and Blues
Janiva Magness, I Need A Man
Eddie Taylor, Dust My Broom
Paul Pena, A Bit of All Right
Bobby 'Blue' Bland, 36-22-36

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Playlist: January 21, 2015


Bob Dylan, Stay With Me
     from the forthcoming album Shadows In The Night
Bill Frisell, A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (live)
     Tue-Wed 1/27-28 @ Yoshi's
The New Basement Tapes, Hidee Hidee Ho #16
     from the new album Lost On The River
Bob Dylan, That's the Breaks
     from the new album The Basement Tapes Complete

Catfish Keith, Baby I'm A Fine Artiste
Steve James, Texas Tommy
Maria Muldaur, The Diplomat
     Wed 1/28 @ Freight & Salvage: Acoustic Blues Festival
Paul Geremia, Doctor Jazz
Junk Parlor, Rondo alla Turca
     Fri 1/23 @ Zodiacs
     Sat 1/24 @ Levi Studio
     Sun 1/25 @ Peri's
Barrio Manouche, Pasión Arabe
     Wed 1/28 on Fog City Blues
Amy LaCour, Mess Around
     Fri 1/23 @ Red Poppy Arthouse
Sugaray Rayford, Depression Blues
     Fri 1/23 @ Biscuits and Blues

Sly & The Family Stone, Love City
Con Brio, A Sex Supreme
     Thu 1/22 @ Torch Club
     Fri 1/23 @ Crystal Bay Club
     Sat 1/24 @ Fox Theater: UnderCover Presents Sly & The Family Stone's "Stand!"
Aki Kumar, Don't Hold Back
Little Jonny & The Giants, Trace of You
Ron Hacker, Filthy Animal (Chameleon)
     Sat 1/24 @ The Saloon
     Sun 1/25 @ Club Fox
Cathy Lemons, Black Crow
Phil Berkowitz, All Night Party
     Sat 1/24 @ The Saloon
Savoy Brown, Goin' To The Delta
     Fri 1/23 @ Hopmonk Tavern
     Sat 1/24 @ Auburn Event Center
     Sun 1/25 @ Moe's Alley
Dave & Phil Alvin, Just A Dream
     Thu-Fri 1/22-23 @ Moe's Alley
     Sat 1/24 @ Mystic Theater
     Sun 1/25 @ Auburn Event Center
Snooks Eaglin, C.C. Rider
Sam Cooke, A Change Is Gonna Come

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Playlist: January 14, 2015

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Hot Sardines, Bei Mir Bistu Shoen
     The Addition (2014-2015)
John Brothers Piano Company, Ba Dump a Dump
     Fri-Sat 1/16-17 @ Regency Ballroom
Afrofunk Experience, Village of a Million
     Thu 1/15 @ Birdland Jazzista
     Fri 1/16 @ Silo's
Briget Boyle, Untwist My Mind
     from the new album The Parts Interior
     Sat 1/17 @ Awaken Cafe

Special guest: Rustee Allen

     Sat 1/24 @ Fox Oakland: UnderCover Presents – Sly & The Family Stone's "Stand!"

Sly & The Family Stone, Stand!
Sly & The Family Stone, If You Want Me To Stay

Special in-studio guests: Jeremy Lyon, Pedro Gomez, Will Magid, Lyz Luke

Tumbleweed Wanderers, Everyday People
Jeremy Lyon, Everyday People (in-studio)
Jeremy Lyon, Lower Forty-Eight (in-studio)
Tumbleweed Wanderers, Worn Down Welcome
Sly & The Family Stone, Everyday People
Bayonics, Sing A Simple Song
Bayonics, Wheels Keep Turning (remix)
Will Magid & Friends, Zig Zag
Will Magid, Jubilee Wiggle
Marcus Shelby, Somebody's Watching You
Awesöme Orchestra Collective, Stand!

Allen Toussaint, Egyptian Fantasy
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Everybody's Talkin' Bout Miss Thing
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Trout Mask Replica

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Playlist: January 7, 2015


Roy Milton Solid Serenaders, New Year's Resolution's Blues
Hillstomp, The Cuckoo
     Fri 1/09 @ Slim's
     Sat 1/10 @ The Catalyst
Karina Denike, Ballad of a Thin Man
     Sun 1/11 @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Tin Cup Serenade, Limbo Jazz
     Sat 1/10 @ Speisekammer
     Sat 1/17 @ Capone's
Go Van Gogh, Juicy Cumbia
     Fri 1/09 @ Awaken Cafe

Special in-studio guests: Jimmy Grant Ensemble

     Thu 1/08 @ Studio Grand

I've Found a New Baby (in-studio)
Blues en Mineur (in-studio)
Insomnia
Montagne Ste. Geneviève (in-studio)
Gonzalo Bergara, Flèche d'Or
Junk Parlor, Vampires Never Die
Bunicul (in-studio)
What Is This Thing Called Love?

Charlie Musselwhite, Blues Overtook Me
Billy Boy Arnold, Keep On Rubbing
Sonny Boy Williamson, Blue Bird Blues
Big Bill Broonzy, Cherry Hill
Big Maceo Merriweather, Ramblin' Mind Blues
Tampa Red, Denver Blues
Mark Hummel, Worried Life Blues
Elvis Presley, Medley: Where Could I Go But to the Lord / Up Above My Head / Saved
Elvis Presley, When It Rains It Really Pours
The Wild Tchoupitoulas, The Wild Tchoupitoulas
Cyril Neville, Tipitina