Thursday, May 26, 2016

Playlist: May 25, 2016

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Bob Dylan, Young at Heart
     from the new album Fallen Angels
Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Shot of Love
     Sat 5/28 @ Santa Cruz American Music Festival
Buddy Guy, Whiskey Beer & Wine
     Fri 5/27 @ Bottlerock Napa Valley
     Sat 5/28 @ Santa Cruz American Music Festival
Fantastic Negrito, Lost in a Crowd
     Fri 5/27 @ Bottlerock Napa Valley
     from the forthcoming album Last Days of Oakland
Royal Jelly Jive, Dear Mr. Waits
     Sun 5/29 @ Bottlerock Napa Valley
     Wed 6/01 on Fog City Blues
Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Tootie Ma Is A Mighty Fine Thing
     Thu-Sun 5/26-29 @ SFJazz Center
John Brothers Piano Company, Black Widow Bump
     Sun 5/29 @ Smiley's Schooner Saloon
     Tue 5/31 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
Tumbleweed Wanderers, Ghosts
     Thu 5/26 @ Sophia's Thai Kitchen
     Fri 5/27 @ Rickshaw Stop
     Sat 5/28 @ The Crepe Place
James Hunter Six, Satchel Foot
     Thu 5/26 @ Strawberry Music Festival
Pokey Lafarge, Wanna Be Your Man
     Fri 5/27 @ Strawberry Music Festival
Mavis Staples, Love and Trust
     Sun 5/29 @ Strawberry Music Festival
T-Bone Walker, Call It Stormy Monday

Bob Dylan at 75: A Bay Area History

The Times They Are A-Chnagin' (San Jose 11/25/1964)
It Ain't Me, Babe (Berkeley 12/04/1965)
Most Likely You Go Your Way (Oakland 2/11/1974)
Baby Let Me Follow You Down (San Francisco 11/25/1976)
The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar (San Francisco 11/16/1980)
Good Rockin' Mama feat. John Lee Hooker (Mountain View 8/05/1986)
Subterranean Homesick Blues (Concord 6/07/1988)
Pretty Boy Floyd (Oakland 12/04/1988)
Crash On The Levee (Monterey 5/27/1995)
Hoochie Coochie Man (Santa Cruz 3/15/2000)
Mutineer (Berkeley 10/11/2002)
Stay With Me (Oakland 10/30/2014)


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Playlist: May 18, 2016


Selections from Live From the Fog City Blues Volume 3

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Ensemble, Jesus O What A Wonderful Child (in-studio)
The View From Bernal Hill, We Are No Beautiful Children (in-studio)
Cathy Lemons, The Devil Has Blue Eyes (in-studio)
Tumbleweed Wanderers, Restless (in-studio)

T Sisters, Playtime (in-studio)
Rupa & The April Fishes, Like I Do (in-studio)
Royal Jelly Jive, Alhambra (in-studio)
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Everyone Is Crazy But Me (in-studio)
Bhi Bhiman, Up In Arms (in-studio)
Martin Luther, Somebody Superstar (in-studio)
Seth Augustus, Going Down to the Roadhouse (in-studio)
John Brothers Piano Company, Dumka (in-studio)
Big Jon Atkinson & Mark Hummel, Make A Little Love With Me (in-studio)
     Fri 5/20 @ Poor House Bistro

Meklit & Quinn, Saving Up (in-studio)
     Thu-Sat 5/19-21 @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (Meklit)
     Sat 5/21 @ Starline Backroom (Quinn)
Hanna Rifkin & The Handsomes, Morning Glory (in-studio)
Tiffany Austin, Miss Rockwell (in-studio)
Junk Parlor, Summertime in the City (in-studio)
     Thu 5/19 @ Club Deluxe
Barrio Manouche, Lucía (in-studio)
Jimmy Grant Ensemble, Bunicul (in-studio)
Midtown Social, Shine Again (in-studio)
Roy Rogers, She's A Real Jaguar (in-studio)
Ol Silver Tongue, Shotgun Shuffle (in-studio)
Lost Dog Found, Nobody Loves You Like I Do (in-studio)
Slim Jenkins, Hand Me Down Blues (in-studio)
Tin Cup Serenade, Sunny Oakland Day (in-studio)
Shake Your Peace, Feel Like Going On Home (in-studio)


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Playlist: May 11, 2016


Selections from Live From the Fog City Blues Volume 3

Lost Dog Found, Nobody Loves You Like I Do (in-studio)
Ol Silver Tongue, Shotgun Shuffle (in-studio)
Roy Rogers, She's A Real Jaguar (in-studio)
Midtown Social, Shine Again (in-studio)

Jimmy Grant Ensemble, Bunicul (in-studio)
Barrio Manouche, Lucía (in-studio)
Tiffany Austin, Miss Rockwell (in-studio)
Hanna Rifkin & The Handsomes, Morning Glory (in-studio)
John Brothers Piano Company, Dumka (in-studio)
Seth Augustus, Going Down to the Roadhouse (in-studio)
Martin Luther, Somebody Superstar (in-studio)
Bhi Bhiman, Will You Be There (in-studio)
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Everyone Is Crazy But Me (in-studio)

The Hound Kings, SSI Blues (in-studio)
     Fri 5/13 @ Slim's (Bey Paule Band)
Little Jonny & Aki Kumar, Worried All Night Long (in-studio)
     Wed 5/18 @ Biscuits and Blues
Wendy DeWitt, Nervous (in-studio)
     Thu 5/12 @ Yoshi's
Will Magid, 12-Bar Blues (in-studio)
     Fri 5/13 @ Mezzanine

Royal Jelly Jive, Alhambra (in-studio)
Rupa & The April Fishes, Like I Do (in-studio)
Tumbleweed Wanderers, Restless (in-studio)
T Sisters, Playtime (in-studio)
Cathy Lemons, The Devil Has Blue Eyes (in-studio)
The View From Bernal Hill, We Are No Beautiful Children (in-studio)
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Ensemble, Jesus O What A Wonderful Child (in-studio)
RDL+, 94 Hour Blues (in-studio)


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Playlist: May 4, 2016


Bob Dylan, All the Way
     from the forthcoming album Fallen Angels
Jeremiah Lockwood, Cold Comfort
     Mon 5/09 @ Temple Sinai
John Brothers Piano Company, CHP
     Fri 5/06 @ Starry Plough
Royal Jelly Jive, Rumi's Lullaby
     Sun 5/08 @ Whole Earth Festival

Special in-studio guests: Elizabeth Setzer & Roberto Aguilar

     Fri-Sun 6/03-05 @ The Independent: UnderCover Presents a Tribute to Radiohead's Kid A

Rob Ewing's Disappear Incompletely, Everything in Its Right Place
Gojogo, Treefingers
Battlehooch, In Limbo
Elizabeth Setzer & Roberto Aguilar, How to Disappear Completely (in-studio)
Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble, Blue
Kid Beyond ft. LL Aspect + Classical Revolutio, Idioteque
Elizabeth Setzer, Blue Sky Dreamer
Radiohead, Burn the Witch
Hard 'n Phirm, Rodeohead

Martin Luther, Somebody Superstar
     Fri 5/06 @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Bettye LaVette, When the Blues Catches Up to You
     Wed 5/11 @ Yoshi's
Rhonda Benin, A Matter of the Heart
     Wed 5/11 @ Empress Theatre
J.C. Smith Band, Last Night
     Thu 5/05 @ Biscuits and Blues
Little Walter, Dead Presidents
James Brown, Funky President (People It's Bad)
Johnnie Taylor, Somebody's Sleeping In My Bed
Big Maybelle, Goodnight Wherever You Are
Blind Willie McTell, Blues Around Midnight
Dick Dale, Tidal Wave
Link Wray, Rumble


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Playlist: April 27, 2016


Prince, Blues in C (If I Had a Harem)
Prince, Red (Purple) House
     Prince Rogers Nelson (1958-2016)
Lost Dog Found, Dine on Danger
     Thu 4/28 @ Ashkenaz

Special in-studio guests: Sam Chase and Ted Desmarais

     Fri 4/29 Great American Musical Hall

The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, I've Got Problems
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, What Is All the Rage
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Wong or the Right
Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, Shudder
Dead Winter Carpenters, Midnight Ghost
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, There For Me
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Great White Noise
     from the new album Great White Noise

7th Annual Left-Hand-A-Thon

Albert King, Born Under A Bad Sign (live)
Otis Rush, Crosscut Saw (live)
Gales Brothers, Sign of the Times
Eric Gales, Good for Sumthin'
Little Jimmy King, I Wonder Why
Trampled Under Foot, Wrong Side of the Blues
Elizabeth Cotten, Vastapol
Barbara Lynn, It's Been So Long
Toronzo Cannon, Chickens Comin' Home to Roost
Afrofunk Experience, Mad Money Woes
Jimi Hendrix Experience, Red House


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Playlist: April 20, 2016


Bonnie Raitt, Need You Tonight
     from the new album Dig In Deep
California Honeydrops, Soul Tub
     Sat 4/23 @ Fox Theatre
Derek Irving & His Combo, Baby Baby
     from the new album Derek Irving & His Combo
     Mon 4/25 @ Club Deluxe
Stéphane Wrembel, The Edge
     Thu 4/21 @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Junk Parlor, Tree House
     Thu 4/21 @ Club Deluxe
     Fri 4/22 @ Ray's Deli
Americano Social Club, Save The Last Dance For Me
     Thu 4/21 @ Blush Wine Bar
     Tue 4/26 @ The Chapel
Bombino, Tamiditine
     Fri 4/22 @ The New Parish
     Sat 4/23 @ The Independent
Regina Carter, Blues de Basile
     Sat 4/23 @ SFJazz Center
Tiffany Austin, Stardust
     Fri 4/22 @ Presidio Officer's Club
Denise Perrier, Salty Papa Blues
Marcus Shelby Orchestra, Memphis
     Fri 4/22 @ The Sound Room

Special in-studio guest: Mark Growden

     Sat 4/30 @ Mission San Francisco de Asís

That's All Right
Paris, Texas
Floatin' Down The River (in-studio)
I'm Your Man (in-studio)
Drivin' In The Sunrise
Inside Every Bird (in-studio)
You Belong In New Orleans With Me (in-studio)
Alphorn solo (in-studio)
The Love of It All


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Playlist: April 13, 2016


Bob Dylan, Melancholy Mood
     from the forthcoming album Fallen Angels
Asaf Avidan, Subconscious Overly Familiar Blues
     Wed 4/20 @ Bimbo's 365 Club
Tumbleweed Wanderers, Bag of Bones
     Fri 4/15 @ Awaken Cafe (Jeremy Lyon)
Mark Growden, Been in the Storm So Long
     Wed 4/20 on Fog City Blues

Special in-studio guest: Saul Kaye

Sweet Rebecca
The Rebbetzen's Lament (in-studio)
In My Time of Dying (in-studio)
Cain
I Want Hashem to Walk With Me (in-studio)
Shema Lullaby (in-studio)
America the Beautiful
     from the new album Jewish Blues Volume IV: Down Home Nigguns and Other Songs from the Family Tree

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Solid Rock
     Sat 4/16 @ First Congregational Church
Dee Dee Bridgewater, Staint James Infirmary
     Fri-Sat 4/15-16 @ SFJazz Center
Rupa & The April Fishes, Like I Do (live)
     Thu 4/14 @ Starline Social Club

Special guest: Marc Lempert

     Mon 4/18 @ YouTube: Pocket Full of Soul - The Harmonica Documentary

J. Geils Band, Whammer Jammer
Jerry Murad's Harmonicats, Peg O' My Heart
Bob Dylan, Visions of Johanna (live)

Herbie Hancock, Head Hunters


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Playlist: April 6, 2016


Merle Haggard, Workin' Man Blues
     Merle Haggard (1937-2016)
Bob Dylan, Workingman's Blues #2
Saul Kaye, In My Time of Dying
     from the new album Jewish Blues Volume IV
     Sat 4/09 @ Congregation B'nai Emunah
     Wed 4/13 on Fog City Blues
Slim Jenkins, Down in Heaven
     Thu 4/07 @ Local Edition
     Fri 4/08 @ Legionnaire's Saloon

Special in-studio guests: Tumbleweed Wanderers

     Fri 4/08 @ Starline Social Club

Ghosts (in-studio)
Headed North (in-studio)
Wonderful (in-studio)
Papa Bear & East Love, Phoenix
Steep Ravine, Lonesome Daybreak
What We've Become (in-studio)
Restless (in-studio)
Bad Blood

Sal's Greenhouse, Chump
     Thu 4/07 @ Great American Music Hall
Will Magid, Midnight High
     Thu 4/07 @ Great American Music Hall
     Fri 4/08 @ Elbo Room
Afrofunk Experience, Push to Ride
     Sat 4/09 @ The Chapel
Terrie Odabi, Evolution of the Blues
     Tue 4/12 @ Yoshi's
Karen Lovely, Company Graveyard
     Sat 4/09 @ Biscuits and Blues
Karina Denike, Sideshow
Rob Reich, Hidden Stairway
     Sat 4/09 @ The Lost Church
Billie Holiday, Miss Brown To You
Walter Horton, In The Mood
Walter Horton, Put he Kettle On
Muddy Waters, Hoochie Coochie Man (live)
John Lee Hooker, Frisco Blues


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Playlist: March 30, 2016


The Ink Spots, Java Jive
     Bean There (1994-2016)
Coco Montoya, My Side of the Fence (live)
     Sat 4/02 @ Poor House Bistro
Junk Parlor, Tree House
     Fri 4/01 @ Doc's Lab
Tumbleweed Wanderers, Restless
     Fri 4/01 @ Awaken Cafe
     Wed 4/06 on Fog City Blues

Special guest: Vanessa Collier

     Fri-Sat 4/01-02 @ Biscuits and Blues
     Sun 4/03 @ Running Creek Casino
     Mon 4/04 @ Blue Wing Saloon

Vanessa Collier, Bad News Bears
Vanessa Collier, Keep It Saxy
Vanessa Collier, God Bless the Child

Lara Price, Undone
     Thu 3/31 @ Biscuits and Blues
     Fri 4/01 @ Murphy's Law
T Sisters, It Was Me
     Fri 4/01 @ Moe's Alley
Sonny Landreth, Firebird Blues
     Thu 3/31 @ Harlow's
     Fri 4/01 @ Hopmonk Tavern
Stooges Brass Band, Hot
     Thu 3/31 @ The Chapel

Iggy Pop, Chocolate Drops
     from the new album Post Pop Depression
     Thu 3/31 @ Masonic Center
The Stone Foxes, This Town
     Fri 4/01 @ The Ritz
     Sat 4/02 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Shine
     from the forthcoming album Call It What It Is
Peter Wolf, How Do You Know
     from the forthcoming album A Cure For Loneliness
Curtis Salgado, Ring Telephone Ring
     from the forthcoming album The Beautiful Lowdown
Andrew Bird, Left Handed Kisses
     from the forthcoming album Are You Serious
Lost Dog Found, Four Drinks
     Fri 4/01 @ Rossi's 1906
Little Jonny & The Giants, Hey Little Lee
     Thu 3/31 @ The Saloon
Robert Cray, Sittin' On Top of the World (live)
     Sat 4/02 @ Golden State Theatre
     Sun 4/03 @ Center for the Arts
Eric Clapton, Driftin' Blues (live)
Lowell Fulson, Blues With a Feeling
Sonny Boy Williamson, Blue Bird Blues
Sarah Vaughan, Ain't Misbehavin'
Alberta Hunter, Fine and Mellow


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Playlist: March 23, 2016


Andy Statman Quartet, Purim
Meshugga Beach Party, Dreidel Dreidel
Trombone Shorty, Shortyville
     Sat 3/26 @ The UC Theatre
Stone Foxes, Greasing Up the Doorman
     Sat 3/26 @ The UC Theatre
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Common Ground
     Fri 3/25 @ Club Fox
     Sat 3/26 @ The Chapel

Hammond Cheese Combo, Dink's Blues
     Fri 3/25 @ The Royal Cuckoo
     Sat 3/26 @ Ashkenaz
Gary Smith, Alviso Rock
     Thu 3/24 @ Biscuits and Blues
Gary Smith and Aki Kumar, A.G. Rock
Mark Hummel, Lucky Kewpie Doll
     from the new album Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue
     Fri 3/25 @ The Smoking Pig
The Mission Seven, Eastsiders
     Sat 3/26 @ McGee's
Barrio Manouche, Numéro 7
     Fri 3/25 @ La Peña Cultural Center
The Crux, Veredictum (The Attorney's Waltz)
     Sun 3/27 @ Amnesia

Real Vocal String Quartet, Like A Rolling Stone
     Thu 3/24 @ Freight & Salvage
Karina Denike, Ballad of a Thin Man
     Sat 3/26 @ The Lost Church
Tiffany Austin, Stardust
     Sat 3/26 @ Cafe Stritch
Wendy DeWitt & Kirk Harwood, Trouble
     Fri 3/25 @ The Saloon
     Wed 3/30 @ Elite Cafe
Howell Devine, Railroad Stomp (live)
     Fri 3/25 @ The Pocket
     Sat 3/26 @ Speisekammer
Jeff Healey, Under A Stone
     from the new album Heal My Soul
Steve Dawson, Broken Future Blues
     from the new album Solid States and Loose Ends
Aretha Franklin, The Weight
Son House, Pony Blues
Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco, Celia & Johnny


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Playlist: March 16, 2016


Leon Bridges, Brown Skin Girl
     Thu 3/17 @ Fox Oakland
Lionel Young Band, Knock These Blues Around
     Thu 3/17 @ Biscuits and Blues
Royal Jelly Jive, Pterygophora
     Thu 3/17 @ The Chapel
The Crux, All the Flowers in All the World
     Thu 3/17 @ The Chapel

Special in-studio guests: Culann's Hounds

     Thu 3/17 @ Peri's: Rum, Sodomy & The Lash

The Sick Bed of Cuchulainn (in-studio)
The Old Main Drag (in-studio)
A Pair of Brown Eyes (in-studio)
Sally Maclennane (in-studio)
The Pogues, The Gentleman Soldier
Navigator (in-studio)
Billy's Bones (in-studio)
I'm A Man You Don't Meet Every Day (in-studio)
The Skylark
The Pogues, The Band Played Waltzing Matilda

Bhi Bhiman, Blue
     Thu 3/17 @ Impact Hub Oakland: Kamau Right Now!
Junk Parlor, Gold Star Academy
     Thu 3/17 @ Club Deluxe
Parlor Tricks, Was I?
     Sun 3/20 @ The Independent
Macy Blackman & The Mighty Fines, You Can Have My Husband
     Thu 3/17 @ Madrome At Bar
     Fri 3/18 @ Armando's
29th Street Swingtet, Dolores
     Thu 3/17 @ Cigar Bar
     Wed 3/23 @ Cigar Bar
Clarence 'Frogman' Henry, A Little Too Much
Wilson Pickett, Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Up Above My Head I Hear Music in the Air
Yank Rachell, Dreamy Eyed Woman
Sly & the Family Stone, Stand!


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Playlist: March 9, 2016


Sean Connery, In My Life
Robin Williams & Bobby McFerrin, Come Together
     Sir George Martin (1926-2016)
Tin Cup Serenade, Ya Ya Blues
     Fri 3/11 @ Revolution Cafe
29th Street Swingtet, This Moustache Is For You
     Thu 3/10 @ Cigar Bar
Baby & The Luvies, Tilt Sign
     Fri 3/11 @ Slim's

Special in-studio guests: Hanna Rifkin & The Handsomes

     Thu 3/10 @ The Lost Church

I Can't Give You Anything But Love (in-studio)
Morning Glory (in-studio)
I've Never Been In Love Before (in-studio)
Chet Baker, I've Never Been In Love Before
Anita O'Day, You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Don't Explain (in-studio)
I'd Rather Build A Home (in-studio)
Every Other Day (in-studio)
You Don't Know What Love Is (in-studio)

Rupa & The April Fishes, Soy Payaso (live)
     Fri 3/11 @ The Ivy Room
The Lucky Losers, A Winning Hand
     Thu 3/10 @ The Saloon

Special in-studio guests: Barbara Newman and Steven Suen

Elvin Bishop, Can't Even Do Wring Right
John Mayall, A Special Life
Jimmy Johnson, I Need Some Easy Money
Eddy 'The Chief' Clearwater, They Call Me The Chief (live)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Didn't It Rain

Ornette Coleman, The Shape of Jazz To Come