Thursday, January 17, 2019

Playlist: January 16, 2019

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California Honeydrops, On A Rainy Day
California Honeydrops, Rain
Tom Waits, A Little Rain
Tom Waits, Rains On Me
Tom Waits, Make It Rain
Tom Waits, Rain Dogs

Bob Dylan, This Dream of You
David Bromberg, It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train to Cry
Veretski Pass, Orphan Runaway
     from the new album The Magid Chronicles
     Sun 1/20 @ St. Alban's Episcopal Church
Junk Parlor, Ragged Hearts
     Thu 1/17 @ Club Deluxe
     Sat 1/19 @ Lagunitas Brewing Company
Infamous Stringdusters, American Girl
     Fri 1/18 @ The Fillmore
The M-Tet, Your Friendly Neighborhood Serial Killer
     Sat 1/19 @ Boom Boom Room
Mojo Morganfield, Who's Gonna Be Your Sweet Man When I'm Gone
     Thu 1/17 @ Hotel Utah Saloon

Bobby Rush, You Don't Love Me
Kenny Neal & Billy Branch, The Son I Never Knew
Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue, Dim Lights
     Fri-Sat 1/18-19 @ Freight & Salvage
Jonathan Butler, No Woman No Cry
     Sat-Sun 1/19-20 @ Yoshi's
Pamela Rose, Blues Is A Mighty River
     Thu 1/17 @ SFJazz Center
Sheila Jordan, Sheila's Blues
     Sun 1/20 @ SFJazz Center
Lori Carsillo, Out of the Blue
     Sat 1/19 @ SFJazz Center
Kat Edmonson, Old Fashioned Gal
     Fri 1/18 @ SFJazz Center
Barbara Lynn, Never Found a Man
Captain Beefheart, Kiss Where I Kain't


Thursday, January 10, 2019

Playlist: January 9, 2019


Midtown Social, Socialite Boogie
     Fri 1/11 @ The New Parish
Aki Kumar, Watermelon Man
     Thu 1/10 @ Moe's Alley
     Sat 1/12 @ Club Deluxe
Sean Hayes, Waiting in Vain
John Vanderslice, Graceland
     Thu 1/10 @ Rickshaw Stop
Wil Blades, I Get the Blues When It Rains
     Fri 1/11 @ Boom Boom Room
Paris Combo, Living Room
     Sat 1/12 @ Freight & Salvage
Django Shredders, Bei Dir War Es Immer So Schon
     Sat 1/12 @ Bankhead Theater
     Sun 1/13 @ Center for the Arts
George Cole, Roma Danse
     Fri 1/11 @ Red Poppy Art House
Barrio Manouche, La Vida de un Ruso
     Sat 1/12 @ Club Deluxe
Regina Carter, Shoo-Rye
     Fri 1/11 @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center

Nick Moss Band feat. Dennis Grueling, Note on the Door
     Fri 1/11 @ Biscuits & Blues
     Sat 1/12 @ Poor House Bistro
Wayne Baker Brooks, Nu Kinda Blues
     Sat 1/12 @ Biscuits & Blues
Harvey Mandel, Wade in the Water
     Sun 1/13 @ Biscuits & Blues
The Magpie Salute, High Water
The Stone Foxes, I'm A King Bee
     Fri 1/11 @ The UC Theatre
Pamela Rose, Blues Is A Woman
     Mon 1/14 @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Ruth Brown, I Don't Know
Slim Harpo, I'm A King Bee
Slim Gaillard Quartet, Dunkin' Bagel
Mississippi Sheiks, Last Stage Blues
Tampa Red, No Matter How She Done It
Mississippi Fred McDowell, Shake 'Em On Down


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Playlist: January 2, 2019


The Qualities, Happy New Year to You!
The Heartbeats, After New Year's
Billy Ward & His Dominoes, Ringing in a Brand New Year 
Lil Son Jackson, New Year's Resolution
Roy Milton Solid Serenaders, New Year's Resolution Blues
Johnny Otis Orchestra, Happy New Year Baby
Lonnie Johnson, Happy New Year Darling
Lightnin' Hopkins, Happy New Year
Mary Harris, Happy New Year Blues

Best of 2018 in-studio

Fog Swamp, New Year's Shuffle
Soltron, I Live Where You Vacation
Pamela Parker, Red
Book of J, The Partisan
Blonde Toledo, Magic In Your Kiss
Seth Augustus, Hey Hey Heraclitus
Culann's Hounds, Zombie
Kyra Gordon, Trouble in Mind
Moonshine Jelly, High Card Low Card
Kim Lembo, Guy Jacquier & Adam Rossi, Telluride Blues
PC Muñoz & Dem One, Rightstarter Improvisation
Tiffany Austin, Greenwood
Kendra McKinley, Sink
Quinn DeVeaux, Do Right Woman Do Right Man
Junk Parlor, Midnight in Oakland
Aki Kumar, Hindi Man Blues / Dekha Naa
The Lucky Losers, Jackson
Wee Willie Walker & Anthony Paule, After A While
Royal Jelly Jive, This Land Is Your Land
Fanfare Zambaleta, Oj Borije


Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Playlist: December 26, 2018


The Orioles, What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
Prince, Purple House
     Mon 12/31 @ Fox Theatre Redwood City (Prince tribute show)
Lee Fields & The Expressions, Special Night
Quinn DeVeaux, Coming Up With One
The M-Tet, Sal's-U-Save
     Sun-Mon 12/30-31 @ The Chapel
Con Brio, Paradise
     Mon 12/31 @ Hopmonk Novato
Big Blu Soul Revue, Black Pearl
     Mon 12/31 @ Presidio Social Club
Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, Love Is
     Mon 12/31 @ Mystic Theatre
Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, Handle With Care (live)
     Mon 12/31 @ Biscuits & Blues
Gaucho, Dark Eyes
     Mon 12/31 @ Foreign Cinema
Fanfare Zambaleta, Zv'jezda Tjera Mjeseca
     Mon 12/31 @ Ashkenaz
Inspector Gadje, Pool Party Premonition (live)
     Mon 12/31 @ Starline Social Club

Nancy Wilson, What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
Aretha Franklin, Dr. Feelgood (live)
Otis Rush, Right Place Wrong Time (live)
Eddy 'The Chief' Clearwater, A Good Leavin' Alone (live)
Hugh Masekela, Afro Beat Blues

Midtown Social, See About Me
     Sat 10/29 @ Moe's Alley
California Honeydrops, Live Learn
     Thu-Fr 10/27-28 @ Cornerstone
Aki Kumar, Yeh Shaam Mastaani
    Fri 10/28 @ The Smoking Pig
    Sat 10/29 @ The Torch Club
    Sun 10/30 @ Half Moon Bay Brewery
    Mon 10/31 @ Dosa Fillmore
Sugaray Rayford & The Italian Royal Family, Take Me Back
    Fri-Sat 10/28-29 @ Biscuits & Blues
Blue Rodeo, If We Make It Through December
Tom Waits, New Year's Eve

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Playlist: December 19, 2018


Blind Boys of Alabama, Last Month of the Year
     Fri 12/21 @ Mystic Theatre
     Sat-Sun @ SFJazz Center
Sons of the Soul Revivers, The Man in the Middle (live)
     Sun-Mon 12/23-24 @ Rancho Nicasio
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, We Three Kings
     Fri 12/21 @ Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
     Mon 12/24 @ Slim's
John Lee Hooker Jr, People Want a Change (live)
     Mon 12/24 @ Biscuits & Blues

Special in-studio guest: PC Muñoz

     Fri 12/21 @ Berkeley Art Museum: Home Again – Tapestry Reimagined

PC Muñoz, The Angel Gabriel
PC Muñoz, The Passing of Time
Carole King, Home Again
Leonard Cohen, You Want It Darker
Joni Mitchell, The Jungle Line
PC Muñoz and Aaron Germain, Smackwater Jack
Aaron Germain, Beautiful
PC Muñoz and Aaron Germain, Ricochet
PC Muñoz, Death Might Be Your Christmas Gift

Rev. J.M. Gates, Death Might Be Your Santa Claus
Christmas Jug Bad, Santa Claus Is My Main Man
     Thu 12/20 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
Bob Dylan, Must Be Santa
Blue Rodeo, River
     Thu 12/20 @ SFJazz Center
     Fri-Sat 12/21-22 SFJazz Center
Elvin Bishop, Right Now Is The Hour
     Sat 12/22 @ Biscuits & Blues
Ray Brenner and Barry E. Blitzer, The Problem


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Playlist: December 12, 2018


Christmas Jug Band, S.A.N.T.A. (Gloria)
     Thu 12/13 @ Sonoma Community Center
     Sat 12/15 @ Museum of Northern California
     Sun 12/16 @ Palms Playhouse
     Mon 12/17 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
     Tue 12/18 @ Freight & Salvage
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Mary's Baby
     Sat 12/15 @ Imani Community Church
Vince Guaraldi Trio, A Charlie Brown Christmas
     Thu 12/13 @ Kuumbwa Jazz (Adam Shulman Trio)
     Fri-Sat 12/21-22 @ SFJazz Center

Special in-studio guests: Fanfare Zambaleta

     Mon 12/31 @ Ashkenaz

Demiranove Gajde/Talava Groove (in-studio)
Cocek Vranjska Banja (in-studio)
Oj, Borije (in-studio)
Makedonska Sa-Sa (in-studio)
Mesečina (in-studio)
Lane Moje / Ramo Ramo

Meshugga Beach Party, Dreidel Dreidel
Meshugga Beach Party, Hot Rod Hanukkah
     Thu 12/13 @ Forbidden Island
Elvin Bishop, (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
     Sat 12/15 @ Club Fox
     Sun 12/16 @ Poor House Bistro
The Lucky Losers, Make A Right Turn
     Thu 12/13 @ The Saloon
     Fri 12/14 @ The Back Room
     Sun 12/16 @ Poor House Bistro
Hillstomp, The Cuckoo
     Sat 12/15 @ Moe's Alley
Barrio Manouche, Té a la Menta
     Sat 12/15 @ Club Deluxe
     Wed 12/19 @ Blue Note Napa
La Gente, En La Parranda
The Crux, Phaedrus
     Sat 12/15 @ Hopmonk Tavern
Tower of Power, You're Still a Young Man
     Fri 12/14 @ Golden State Theatre
     Sat 12/15 @ Blue Note Napa



Thursday, December 6, 2018

Playlist: December 5, 2018


Meshugga Beach Party, Festival of Lights
     Thu 12/13 @ Forbidden Island
Book of J, Khavale
     Fri 12/07 @ St. Cyprian's Church
Stephen Colbert & Jon Stewart, Can I Interest You in Hanukkah
Stanley Abrams and Sid Wayne, 'Twas the Night Before Chanukah
Mickey Katz, Grandma's Dreidel
The Klezmatics, Hanukah Tree

Special in-studio guest: Brian Adam McCune

Brian Adam McCune, A New Day
     from the new EP Then and Now and Then and Now
MoeTar, Welcome to Paradise
Goodnight Texas, She
Matt Montgomery & Brian Adam McCune, Though I Try
The Dear Hunter, Is There Anybody Here?
The Kind of Love That Only Exists in Movies
     from the new EP Then and Now and Then and Now

The Beatles, Helter Skelter (take 2)
     from the new 50th anniversary deluxe edition The Beatles (White Album)

Special in-studio guests: Royal Jelly Jive

     Sat 12/08 @ The Independent

Nocturne (in-studio)
Boom Boom (in-studio)
Spark (in-studio)
This Land Is Your Land (in-studio)
Dear Mr. Waits

Woody Guthrie, Hanukkah Dance
Don McLean, Dreidel
Jeremiah Lockwood, Ethan Miller, and Luther Dickinson, Dreidel



Thursday, November 29, 2018

Playlist: November 28, 2018

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Lazy Lester, Sugar Coated Love
Lazy Lester, Raining in My Heart (live)
     Thu 11/29 @ River Theater: Lazy Lester Celebration
     Mon 12/03 @ Harlow's: Lazy Lester Celebration
Elvin Bishop, I Can't Stand the Rain
     Sat 12/01 @ Rancho Nicasio
Sue Foley, Fool's Gold
     Thu 11/29 @ Biscuits & Blues

Special in-studio guests: Wee Willie Walker & Anthony Paule

Wee Willie Walker & the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra, Second Chance
Wee Willie Walker & the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra, I Don't Want to Take a Chance
Wee Willie Walker, Warm to Cool to Cold
Wee Willie Walker & Anthony Paule, After A While (in-studio)
Wee Willie Walker & the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra, Hate Take a Holiday 
Terrie Odabi, Gentrification Blues
Sam Cooke, Get Yourself Another Fool
Wee Willie Walker, Ticket To Ride 

The Beatles, Revolution 1 (take 18)
The Beatles, Revolution (demo)
The Beatles, I'm So Tired (take 7)
The Beatles, I'm So Tired (take 14)
The Beatles, I'm So Tired (demo)
The Beatles, Happiness is a Warm Gun (demo)
The Beatles, Happiness is a Warm Gun (take 19)
The Beatles, Cry Baby Cry (rehearsal)
The Beatles, Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey (demo)
The Beatles, Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey (rehearsal)
The Beatles, While My Guitar Gently Weeps (demo)
     from the new 50th anniversary deluxe edition The Beatles (White Album)

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Please Support Me and the Climate One Team on the 2019 Climate Ride

Unsafe air in San Francisco from wildfires. Unprecedented hurricanes on the east coast. Climate is less and less stable, and even some parts of the current U.S. government are a little freaked out.

I've been working as an audio editor on the Climate One podcast / radio show for a little over two years now. When I signed up for my first Climate Ride in 2017, I wrote in this space that the working at Climate One had "re-focused my commitment to the climate cause." I also wrote about how my then 1-1/2 year old son had become a frequent biking companion. He and I continue to ride to pre-school most days of the week, and I channel some of my rage at our derelict political leadership into shaping the Climate One listening experience.

Below is a photo of the Climate One team (aka The Climat'ōnes) as we arrived in San Francisco at the end of the 2018 Northern California ride. In June 2019 we'll be heading down the Central Coast from Santa Cruz to San Luis Obispo (hopefully passing through Big Sur this time), raising money for non-profit organizations that work to keep climate from changing enough to disrupt life as we’ve more or less known it.

Now is the time to act, so please consider supporting me on this year's ride. You can make a secure online donation today by clicking on the Support Me button.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Playlist: November 21, 2018


Aretha Franklin, The Thrill Is Gone
Kim Nalley, Sugar In My Bowl
     Sun 11/25 @ Freight & Salvage
Pink Martini, Quizás Quizás Quizás
     Tue-Wed 11/27-28 @ Davies Symphony Hall
T Sisters, Make It Rain
     Sat 11/24 @ Mystic Theatre
Wee Willie Walker & The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra, Hate Take a Holiday
     Wed 11/28 on Fog City Blues
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, My Next Ex-Wife (live)
     Sat 11/24 @ Biscuits & Blues
Mighty Mike Schermer, Baby Don't Stop
     Sat 11/24 @ Armando's
     Sun 11/25 @ Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
     Wed 11/28 @ Club Fox
 Los Lobos, Bootleg
     Fri-Sat 11/23-24 @ The Fillmore
The Beatles, Yer Blues (take 5 with guide vocal)
The Beatles, Yer Blues (Esher demo)
     from the new 50th anniversary deluxe edition The Beatles (White Album)
Bob Dylan, Meet Me in the Morning (take 1, remake)
     from the new box set More Blood, More Tracks – The Bootleg Series Vol.14
Jimi Hendrix, Rainy Day Dream Away (demo)
Jimi Hendrix, Rainy Day Shuffle
     from the new album Electric Ladyland 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

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


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Playlist: November 14, 2018


Noah Kibreab, Every City, Every Ghetto
     Wed 11/21 @ Art Boutiki
Con Brio, Hard Times
     Thu 11/15 @ The Warfield
Blonde Toledo, What Makes A Man
Junk Parlor, Empress of Killyjoy
     Sat 11/17 @ Peri's

Special in-studio guests: The Lucky Losers

     Sun 11/18 @ Poor House Bistro: Blues Gives Back

It's Never Too Early
The River
It's Never Too Early (in-studio)
It Ain't Enough (in-studio)
Jackson (in-studio)
You Left It Behind

Jimi Hendrix, Voodoo Chile (demo)
Jimi Hendrix, My Friend (demo)
     from the new album Electric Ladyland 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Bob Dylan, Idiot Wind (take 1)
Bob Dylan, Idiot Wind (take 1, remake)
Bob Dylan, Idiot Wind (live)
Bob Dylan, Tangled Up in Blue (take 1)
     from the new box set More Blood, More Tracks – The Bootleg Series Vol.14
Bob Dylan, Tangled Up in Blue (live)