Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Playlist: February 19, 2020

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Mission Delirium, Rum & Coke
     Tue 2/25 @ The Chapel
Mitch Woods, I Left My Baby at the Mardi Gras Cryin'
     Tue 2/25 @ The Baywater
Deep Basement Shakers, Mardi Gras Mambo
     Sat 2/22 @ Tap 25
     Wed 2/26 @ Pagan Idol
Circus Bella All-Star Band, The Afterparty
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Make It Back to Memphis (live)
     Fri-Sat 2/21-22 @ Rancho Nicasio
Beyond the Pale, Ruckus in Ralja
     Thu 2/20 @ Red Poppy Art House
     Fri 2/21 @ Congregation Sherith Israel
Orchestra Gold, Djama
     Fri 2/28 @ The UC Theatre
Sun Hop Fat, Rhinosaur
     Sat 2/29 @ The UC Theatre
Mulatu Astatke, Ethio Blues
     Fri-Sat 2/28-29 @ The UC Theatre
Tiffany Austin, Resolution
     Sat 2/22 @ Museum of the Africa Diaspora
Midtown Social, Candlelit
     from the new album Fantastic Colors
     Sat 2/22 @ Moe's Alley

Huey Lewis & The News, One of the Boys
Huey Lewis & The News, Pretty Girls Everywhere
Huey Lewis & The News, Her Love Is Killin' Me
     from the new album Weather
Huey Lewis & The News, Free
Dennis Jones, Hot Sauce (live)
     Fri 2/21 @ Poor House Bistro
     Sat 2/22 @ The Saloon
Albert Cummings, It's All Good
     Thu 2/20 @ Freight & Salvage
     Fri 2/21 @ Crest Theatre
Janiva Magness, Change in the Weather
     Mon 2/24 @ Yoshi's
Rhythm Future Quartet, Caravan
     Thu 2/20 @ JCC Palo Alto
     Fri 2/21 @ Bankhead Theater
Seth Augustus, Air to the Thrones
Corey Harris, Special Rider Blues
Irma Thomas, Same Old Blues
Nina Simone, Go to Hell


Thursday, February 13, 2020

Playlist: February 12, 2020


Rhiannon Giddens, Spiritual (with Francesco Turrisi)
     Thu-Sun 2/13-16 @ SFJazz Center
Carolina Chocolate Drops & Joe Thompson, Corn Bread and Butter Beans (live)
C.W. Stoneking, The Zombie
     Fri 2/14 @ The Chapel
     Sat 2/15 @ Fernowod Tavern
     Sun 2/16 @ Felton Music Hall
Sonny Landreth, Bound By the Blues
Marcia Ball, Pots and Pans
     Wed 2/19 @ Freight & Salvage
     Thu 2/20 @ The Sofia
Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, Battlefields
     Thu 2/13 @ Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
     Fri 2/14 @ Goldfield Trading Post
Dr. Dog, Critical Equation
     Tue 2/18 @ The Catalyst
     Wed-Sat 2/19-22 @ The Independent
Andy Santana & The West Coast Playboys, Greaseland
     Mon 2/17 @ Redwood Cafe
Junk Parlor, Midnight in Oakland
     Fri 2/14 @ Papermill Creek Saloom
Tin Cup Serenade, Sunny Day in Oakland
     Fri 2/14 @ Revolution Cafe
Rob Reich Swings Left, The Vision
     Tue 2/18 @ Woodchopper's Ball

Bob Dylan, Abraham, Martin, and John
Chris Smither, Origin of Species
Pink Anderson & Simmie Dooley, C.C. & O. Blues
Kokomo Arnold, The Twelves (Dirty Dozen)
Josh White, Backwater Blues
Sugaray Rayford, I'd Kill For You Honey
Super Chikan, Twerk It
Magic Sam, Keep On Loving Me Baby (live)
Blind Boys of Alabama, Just Wanna See His Face
Wardell Gray, Twisted
Tom Waits, Blue Valentine
Bessie Smith, Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl
Little Mae Kirkman, He's Just My Size


Thursday, February 6, 2020

Playlist: February 5, 2020


The Honey Drippers, Impeach the President
     American Democracy (1776-2020)
Wee Willie Walker & The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra, Thanks for the Dance
     Sun 2/09 @ Poor House Bistro: Celebration of Life
Big Blu Soul Revue, Give It Up!
     Thu 2/06 @ Great American Music Hall
New Breed Brass Band, Watcha Workin' It Fa
     Thu-Sun 2/06-09 @ SFJazz Center
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, I Come A Mighty Long Way
     Sun 2/09 @ Freight & Salvage
Ledisi, Shot Down
     Thu 2/06 @ Fox Theatre
Tiffany Austin, Someday We'll All Be Free
     Sat 2/08 @ Community School of Music and Arts
Amber Gougis, Prisoner
     Fri 2/07 @ Angelica's
Rhiannon Giddens, Up Above My Head
     Fri 2/07 @ Bing Concert Hall
Aki Kumar, Yeh Chaand Sa Roshan Chehra
     Fri 2/07 @ The Back Room
Corky Siegel's Traveling Chamber Blues Show, Manhattan Island

Gaucho, San Francisco Song
     Wed 2/05 @ Phono Bar
Wendy Dewitt, San Francisco
     Wed 2/05 @ Armando's
Blonde Toledo, My American Dream
     Sat 2/08 @ Ireland's 32
     Wed 2/12 @ Amado's
Ismail Lumanovski & Inspector Gadje, Adrenalina
      Sat 2/08 @ Rickshaw Stop
Van Goat, Willie the Weeper
     Sat 2/08 @ Bottom of the Hill
Van Morrison, Big Time Operators
     Mon-Wed 2/10-12 @ Yoshi's
The Wailers, Rolling Stone
The Wailers, Adam & Eve
The Wailers, Nobody Knows
Bob Marley & The Wailers, Talkin' Blues
Broun Fellinis feat. Femi Andrades, Natural Mystic


Thursday, January 30, 2020

Playlist: January 29, 2020


Mavis Staples, See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
Mavis Staples, Wade in the Water (live)
     Fri-Sat 1/31-2/01 @ SFJazz Center
Marcus Shelby Orchestra, Black Suffrage Blues
     Sar 2/01 @ California Jazz Conservatory

Special in-studio guests: The Deep Basement Shakers

     Sat 2/01 @ Jupiter
     Mon 2/03 @ Amado's

Deep Basement Shakers, I Can’t Be Satisfied (in-studio)
Deep Basement Shakers, Piano Stomp (in-studio)
Deep Basement Shakers, Rag Mama Rag (in-studio)
Deep Basement Shakers, I’ll Be Up Someday (in-studio)
Washboard Sam, Who Pumped the Wind in My Donut
Deep Basement Shakers, Yancey Stomp (in-studio)
Deep Basement Shakers, Hard Pushin’ Papa (in-studio)
Monkey Joe, Sweet Patunia Stomp 
Mark Hummel, Flim Flam 
     from the new album Wayback Machine
Deep Basement Shakers, Memphis Shakedown (live)

The Cottontails, Carnival in Caroline
     Sat 2.01 @ Club Deluxe
King Street Giants, One Hatchet One Pitchfork 
     Thu 1/30 @ Mystic Theatre
Mission Delirium, Bemba Colora (live)
     Sat 2/01 @ Cornerstone
Ranky Tanky, Stand By Me
     Thu 1/30 @ Kuumbwa Jaz Center
     Fri 1/31 @Sweetwater Music Hall
Love, Your Mind and We Belong Together
     Sat 2/01 @ The Chapel: Love Revisited
Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Shoes
Elmore James, The 12 Year Old Boy
Jimmy Reed, Little Rain


Thursday, January 23, 2020

Playlist: January 22, 2020


Monty Python, Life of Brian
Monty Python's Flying Circus, Spam Song
     Terry Jones (1942-2020)
Biréli Lagrène, Chicken
     Fri-Sat 1/24-25 @ Freight & Salvage
Gonzalo Bergara, Woosh
     Sun 1/26 @ Freight & Salvage
Hot Club of San Francisco, Hey Jude/Duke & Dukie
     Fri-Sat 1/24-25 @ Freight & Salvage
Mathieu Chedid, Belleville Rendez-Vous
     Sat 1/25 @ Freight & Salvage: The Triplets of Belleville
Jet Black Pearl, Waltzheimer
John Brothers Company, Black Chicken (live)
Junk Parlor, Empress of Killjoy
     Fri-Sat 1/24-25 @Regency Ballroom: Edwardian Ball
Bill Frisell, Outlaws
     Sat 1/25 @ The Chapel
     Sun 1/26 @ Marine's Memorial Theatre
Americano Social Club, Mi Amor Es Para Ti
     Wed 1/29 @ Cafe du Soleil

Ranky Tanky, Been in the Storm
     Wed 1/29 @ Freight & Salvage
The Soul Rebels, I Heard It Through the Grapevine (live)
     Fri 1/24 @ The Independent
     Sat 1/25 @ The New Parish
Barrio Manouche, Tangos de Cali
     Thu 1/23 @ The New Parish
The Gold Souls, Midnight Song
     Sat 1/25 @ SacYard Community Tap House
     Sat 1/25 @ Tavern on Fourth
Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio, That's What I'm Talkin' About
     Sat 1/25 @ Club Fox
California Honeydrops, Soul Tub (reprise)
Fantastic Negrito, Night Has Turned to Day
Sam Cooke, Trouble Blues
Django Reinhardt, In the Still of the Night
Django Reinhardt, Oh Lady Be Good
Django Reinhardt, Belleville


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Playlist: January 15, 2020


Bill Spivery & The Sons of Truth, The Non-Violent Man
Nina Simone, Why? (The King of Love Is Dead)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Kiss Where I Kain't
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Dirty Blue Gene
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Trout Mask Replica
Jeremiah Lockwood, Soundiata
Jeremiah Lockwood, Don't Want Me Baby
     Fri 1/17 @ Congregation Beth Sholom
Elvin Bishop, (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
     Fri 1/17 @ Mystic Theatre
     Sat 1/18 @ Felton Music Hall
Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, Alone at the Table (live)
     Fri-Sat 1/17-18 @ The Fillmore
Rainbow Girls, Ruby
Whiskerman, My Good Country
     Sat 1/18 @ The Independent
Brass Mafia, Brass Mafia Theme
     Thu 116 @ Sweetwater Music Hall (Heaviest Feather)

Special in-studio guest: Kyra Gordon

     Sun 1/19 @ Feinstein's at the Nikko: Loving Janis

Kyra Gordon, Bye Bye Baby (live)
Kyra Gordon, God and the FBI (live)
Kyra Gordon, Jesse (in-studio)
Kyra Gordon, Mercedes Benz (in-studio)
Kyra Gordon, Trouble in Mind (live)
Janis Ian, At Seventeen
Big Brother & the Holding Company, Piece of My Heart
Kyra Gordon, New York in the Springtime (live)

Pamela Rose, My Babe
     Thu 1/16 @ Kuumbwa Jazz



Thursday, January 9, 2020

Playlist: January 8, 2020


Ken Nordine, Tick Tock Fugue
Toru Takemitsu, Vocalism Ai
     Fri-Sun 1/10-12 @ Victoria Theatre: Tape Music Festival
PC Muñoz, All Out of Everything
     Fri 1/10 @ BAMPFA
Willie Nelson, Texas Flood
     Thu 1/09 @ The Fillmore
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Leaving Trunk (live)
     Sun 1/12 @ Moe's Alley
New Copasetics, Dru Me Negrita
     from the new album Twang-Ucopia (Balanced Diet)
     Fri 1/10 @ The Big Easy
Mark Growden, You Really Got a Hold On Me
     Sat 1/11 @ The Choir Loft
Tatiana Eva-Marie & Avalon Jazz Band, Jingle Bells (Vive le vent)
     Sun 1/12 @ Piedmont Piano Company
Junk Parlor, Dance With Me Bela Lugosi
     Fri 1/10 @ Fireside Lounge
Los Lobos, Jockey Full of Bourbon
     Sat 1/11 @ The Fillmore
Tin Cup Serenade, All I Can Do Is Cry
     Fri 1/10 @ Revolution Cafe

David Bowie, Round And Round
David Bowie, Almost Grown
David Bowie, White Light/White Heat
Elvis Presley, Mystery Train
Elvis Presley, Reconsider Baby
Elvis Presley, When It Rains It Really Pours
Elvis Presley, Nothingville/Big Boss Man/Guitar Man/Little Egypt/Trouble/Guitar Man (live)
Tampa Red, Things 'Bout Comin' My Way
Tampa Red, Travel On
Tampa Red, I'll Kill Your Soul (And Dare Your Spirit to Move)
Tampa Red, The Jitter Jump
Slim Gaillard, Cement Mixer
Slim Gaillard, Potato Chips
Slim Gaillard, Dunkin' Bagel
Slim Harpo, Tip On In (Part 1)


Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Playlist: January 1, 2020


Blue Rodeo, If We Make It Through December
Mamie Smith, Crazy Blues
The Larks, Christmas to New Year’s
The Qualities, Happy New Year to You
Billy Ward & His Dominoes, Ringing in a Brand New Year
The Heartbeats, After New Year's
Johnny Otis Orchestra, Happy New Year Baby
Lonnie Johnson, Happy New Year Darling
Mary Harris, Happy New Year Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins, Happy New Year
Roy Milton Solid Senders, New Year's Resolution Blues
Paul McCartney, Twenty Flight Rock
Regina Spektor, 20 Years of Snow
Bob Dylan, 20/20 Vision
Robert Cray, Twenty
Tom Waits, New Year's Eve

Samuel James, The Water's Always Changing But the River... (in-studio, 2010)
Meshugga Beach Party, If I Were A Rich Man (in-studio, 2011)
Meklit & Quinn, Neighborhoods (in-studio, 2012)
Shovelman, The Tracks (in-studio, 2012)
Brass Menažeri, Plava Devojka (in-studio, 2013)
The Hound Kings, Recession Blues (in-studio, 2013)
Andy T - Nick Nixon Band, You Look So Good to Me (in-studio, 2014)
Shun Ng, Boogie Baby (in-studio, 2014)
Slim Jenkins, Crash (in-studio, 2015)
Fantastic Negrito, In The Pines (in-studio, 2016)
The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, Chill With You (in-studio, 2017)
John Brothers Piano Company, Daffy Duckin' (in-studio, 2017)
Wee Willie Walker & Anthony Paule, After A While (in-studio, 2018)
Terrie Odabi & Jeremiah Lockwood, I'll Take You There (in-studio, 2019)


Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Playlist: December 25, 2019

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The Ramones, Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight)
Bob Dylan, The Christmas Blues
Sammy Davis Jr, It's Christmas All Over The World
Larry Harlow, El Dia de la Navidad
Ray Brenner and Barry E. Blitzer, The Problem
Bhi Bhiman, White Christmas
Rev. A.W. Nix, Begin a New Life on Christmas Day
Rev. Edward Clayborn, The Wrong Way to Celebrate Xmas
Rev. Emmett Dickinson, Christmas - What Does It Mean To You?
Walter Davis, Santa Claus Blues
Roosevelt Sykes, Let Me Hang My Stocking in Your Christmas Tree
The Beatles, Pantomime - Everywhere It's Christmas
Bob & Doug McKenzie, Twelve Days of Christmas
Blue Rodeo, Christmas Must Be Tonight

Stephen Colbert & Jon Stewart, Can I Interest You in Hanukkah? 
Meshugga Beach Party, Oh Hanukkah 
Jeremiah Lockwood, Ethan Miller, and Luther Dickinson, Dreidel
Woody Guthrie, Hanukkah Dance
Theo Bikel, Sweetest Dreams Be Thine
The Ames Brothers, I Got A Cold For Christmas
Mickey Katz, Grandma's Dreidel
Cantor David Putterman, Rock Of Ages
Temple B'Nai Abraham Children's Choir, Svivon Sov Sov Sov
Don McLean, Dreidel
Debbie Friedman, The Latke Song
Flory Jagoda, Ocho Kandelikas


Thursday, December 19, 2019

Playlist: December 18, 2019

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Neil Young, Let's Impeach the President
The Honeydrippers, Impeach the President
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Mary's Baby
     Tue 12/24 @ Slim's
Christmas Jug Band, Ain't Your Christmas Tree
     from the new album Live from the West Pole
     Thu 12/19 @ Palms Playhouse
     Fri 12/20 @ Auburn State Theatre
Adam Shulman Sextet, Katy
     Fri 12/20 @ SFJazz Center
Marcus Shelby feat. Tiffany Austin, Somebody's Watching You
     Sat 12/21 @ SFJazz Center
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, I'm Not Evil
     Thu-Sun 12/19-22
The Klezmatics, (Do The) Latke Flip-Flip
     Sun 12/22 @ SFJazz Center
Kugelplex, Desolation Row
     Sun 12/22 @ Freight & Salvage
Blind Boys of Alabama, Why Don't You Live So God Can Use You
     Fri 12/20 @ Uptown Theatre

Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, Goin' For Broke (live)
Rainbow Girls, Down Home Girl
     Tue 12/31 @ Felton Music Hall
Fantastic Negrito, In the Pines
     Mon-Tue 12/30-31 @ The Chapel
Charlie Musselwhite, Cristo Redentor (live)
     Fri-Sat 12/27-28 @ Freight & Salvage
     Tue 12/31 @ Mystic Theatre
The Gold Souls, Midnight Song
     Sat 12/28 @ The Tavern on Fourth
     Tue 12/31 @ Palms Playhouse
Con Brio, Give It All
     Sat 12/28 @ Moe's Alley
     Tue 12/31 @ Bottom of the Hill
Royal Jelly Jive, Heart of Your Soul
     Tue 12/31 @ Napa Valley Opera House
Preservaton Hall Jazz Band, El Manicero (live)
     Tue 12/31 @ The Fillmore
Inspector Gadje, Balkan Potpourri (live)
     Tue 12/31 @ Starline Social Club
Terrie Odabi, When You Love Me
     Sun 12/22 @ Plymouth Church of Jazz & Justice
     Fri 12/27 @ The Sound Room



Thursday, December 12, 2019

Playlist: December 11, 2019


Christmas Jug Band, When the Red Sled Comes
Christmas Jug Band, Santa Clara, San Jose or Santa Claus?
     from the new album Live from the West Pole
     Fri 12/13 @ The Big Easy
     Sun-Mon 12/15-16 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
Brian Setzer Orchestra, Hey Santa!
     Mon 12/16 @ Fox Theatre
Kim Nalley, Santa Baby
Kim Nalley, Hanukkah in Santa Monica
     Fri-Sat 12.14-15 Feinstein's at the Nikko)

Special in-studio guests: Terrie Odabi and Lady Bianca

     Sun 12/22 @ Plymouth Church of Jazz & Justice: A Very Merry Soulful Christmas

Lady Bianca, Xmas Time Again
Lady Bianca, Mary Had a Baby (in-studio)
Lady Bianca, You Got Me Drinkin' (in-studio)
Lady Bianca, Party Like You Wanna
Terrie Odabi, Wade in the Water
Lady Bianca, Sweet Baby (in-studio)
Lady Bianca, Ugly Man Song

Tiffany Austin, Music’s Gonna Meet Me There
     Sat 12/14 @ Davies Symphony Hall
     Sun 12/15 @ Paramount Theatre
Maria Muldaur, Empty Bed Blues
     Sat 12/14 @ Felton Music Hall
     Tue 12/17 Freight & Salvage
Royal Jelly Jive, When I’m With You
     Fri 12/13 UC Theatre
Rainbow Girls, Smoke Rings
     Fri 12/13 UC Theatre
     Sun 12/15 Hopmonk Tavern
Marina Crouse, The Cisco Kid
     Sun 12/15 The Sound Room
The Lucky Losers, Supernatural Blues
     Thu 12/12 The Saloon
     Fri 12/13 The Back Room
Junk Parlor, Howl Like Coyote
     Fri 12/13 Milk Bar
JD McPherson, Undivided Heart & Soul
     Thu 12/12 The Independent
King Dream, Patriot
     Sat 12/14 Hopmonk Novato


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Playlist: December 4, 2019


The Eagles, Ol' 55
The Eagles, Lyin' Eyes
     Ken Taylor (1954-2019)
Fantastic Negrito, The Time Has Come
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Mary's Baby
     Sat 12/07 @ Paramount Theatre
Devine’s Jug Band, Thc Lindberg Hop
     Sun 12/08 @ Bird & Beckett
Deep Basement Shakers, The Ma Grinder
     Wed 12/11 @ Armando's
Mark Growden, Drivin' Into the Sunrise
     Sat 12/07 @ The Choir Loft
California Honeydrops, Miss Louise
     Thu 12/05 @ The Independent
     Sat-Sun 12/07-08 @ The New Parish
Big Blu Soul Revue, E-Walkin'
     Tue 12/10 @ Cafe du Nord: Kind of Blue Revue
The Gold Souls, Strongman
     Wed 12/11 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
Robert Randolph & The Family Band, The March (live)
     Sat 12/07 @ The Fillmore

Joseph, Come On Up to the House
The Wild Reeds, Tom Traubert's Blues
Rosanne Cash, Time
     from the new album Come On Up to the House: Women Sing Waits
Tori Amos, Time
Madeleine Peyroux, (Looking For) The Heart of Saturday Night
Hot Club of Cowtown, Long Way Home
Holly Cole, Tango til They're Sore
Sarah McLachlan, Ol' 55
Bette Midler, Shiver Me Timbers / Samedi et Vendredi
Tom Waits, Goodnight Irene
Tom Waits, Ruby's Arms