Friday, May 26, 2017

Playlist: May 24, 2017

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I hope you enjoyed DJ Honeycomb Brown guest-hosting the show this week, while yours truly was working his day job at night, producing a live Philosophy Talk program down at Stanford (I did manage to catch some of it her set on the way home). For those of you who, like me, live and die by the playlist, here are the songs that went along with soul music's most terrifying tales:

1.     “Nowhere to Run” – Martha Reeves & the Vandellas / The Ultimate Collection
2.     “I Got the Feeling” – James Brown / Number 1s: James Brown
3.     “I Don’t Mind” – James Brown & the Famous Flames / Roots of a Revolution
4.     “Try Me” – James Brown / 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection
5.     “Two Can Have a Party” – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell / 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection
6.     “Hold Me Oh My Darling” – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell / 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection
7.     “Baby Don’t Cha Worry” – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell / The Complete Duets
8.     “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)” – Marvin Gaye / What’s Going On
9.     “That’s the Way Love Is” – Marvin Gaye / Number 1s: Marvin Gaye
10.  “A Change Is Gonna Come” – Sam Cooke / A Change Is Gonna Come LP
11.  “Lonely Island” – Sam Cooke / The Man Who Invented Soul
12.  “Trouble Blues” – Sam Cooke / The Man Who Invented Soul
13.  “Lonely Teardrops” – Jackie Wilson / 20 Greatest Hits
14.  “Am I the Man” – Jackie Wilson / 20 Greatest Hits
15.  “(I Feel Like I’m In) Paradise” – Jackie Wilson / Baby Workout
16.  “I Put a Spell On You” – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins / Cow Fingers and Mosquito Pie
17.  “Monkberry Moon Delight” – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins / Screamin’ the Blues
18.  “Fever” – Little Willie John / All 15 of His Chart Hits from 1953-1962
19.  “I’m Shakin’” – Little Willie John / Sure Things
20.  “My Love Is” – Little Willie John / Sure Things
21.  “I Hear a Symphony” – The Supremes / I Hear a Symphony
22.  “Your Heart Belongs to Me” – The Supremes / Anthology
23.  “He’s All I Got” – The Supremes / Anthology
24.  “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding / The Very Best of Otis Redding
25.  “These Arms of Mine” – Otis Redding / The Very Best of Otis Redding
26.  “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” – Otis Redding / The Very Best of Otis Redding
27.  “Free Me” – Otis Redding / Pure Southern Soul
28.  “Goodnight My Love” – Jessie Belvin / Original Solid Gold
29.  “The Girl of My Dreams” – Jessie Belvin / Top Pop 1





Thursday, May 18, 2017

Playlist: May 17, 2017

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The Dixie Giants, Three on the Tree
     Fri 5/19 @ Smiley's Schooner Saloon
Eddie Boyd, 24 Hours
Big Blu Soul Revue, Twenty-Five Miles
     Sat 5/20 @ SF Porchfest
     Sun 5/21 @ Golden Gate Fields
No Lovely Thing, Better Now
     Sat 5/20 @ The Ivy Room
   
Special in-studio guests: Lyz Luke, Joe Bagale, and Sahba Aminikia

     Fri-Sat 6/02-03 @ The UC Theatre: UnderCover Presents a Tribute to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (take 9)
Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Eyes on the Shore, Getting Better
Sahba Aminikia, When I'm Sixty-Four
Mina Momeni, Bengar be Jahan
Rohan Krishnamurthy, Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
Kendra McKinley, Lovely Rita
Otis McDonald feat. Awesöme Orchestra, A Day in the Life
Otis McDonald, Far Far Away

Bob Dylan, Blowin' in the Wind
Bob Dylan, P.S. I Love You
Bob Dylan, Visions of Johanna (take 4)
Bob Dylan, 32-20 Blues
Bob Dylan, Roll On John


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Playlist: May 10, 2017

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Kim Nalley, Movin' On Up (in-studio)
     Sun 5/14 @ Biscuits & Blues
Tin Cup Serenade, Sunny Oakland Day (in-studio)
     Fri 5/12 @ Revolution Cafe
The Lucky Losers, Baby You Got What It Takes (in-studio)
     Thu 5/11 @ The Saloon
Aki Kumar, Baar Baar Dekho (in-studio)
     Fri 5/12 @ Smoking Pig BBQ

Special in-studio guests: Darren Johnston's Broken Shadows

     Sat 5/13 @ Red Poppy Art House

The Falling Dream (in-studio)
Fuscia Dell (in-studio)
Stay (in-studio)
Road Song (in-studio)
Exit 68 (in-studio)
How to Fall, When to Grow

The View From Bernal Hill, We Are No Beautiful Children (in-studio)
Tumbleweed Wanderers, Restless (in-studio)
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Ensemble, Jesus O What A Wonderful Child (in-studio)
Bhi Bhiman, Up In Arms (in-studio)
Martin Luther, Somebody Superstar (in-studio)
Junk Parlor, Summertime in the City (in-studio)
Karina Denike, I Never Cared (in-studio)
Diana Gameros, Cómo Hacer (in-studio)
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Everyone Is Crazy But Me (in-studio)
Rupa & The April Fishes, Like I Do (in-studio)

The Dixie Giants, Mr. & Mrs. J (in-studio)
Fantastic Negrito, Working Poor (in-studio)
The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, Chill With You (in-studio)
Tumbledown House, Midnight in the Barrio (in-studio)
Katdelic, Beautiful (in-studio)
Noah Kibreab, Love Ain't Gonna Take It (in-studio)
Royal Jelly Jive, Tango Til They're Sore (in-studio)
Howell Devine, Railroad Stomp (in-stuio)
California Honeydrops, Miss Louise (in-studio)
Meshugga Beach Party, Go Go Golem (in-studio)
Whiskerman, Amen (in-studio)
John Brothers Piano Company, Dumka (in-studio)
Lost Dog Found, Nobody Loves You Like I Do (in-studio)

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Playlist: May 3, 2017


Meklit & Quinn, Saving Up (in-studio)
     Sat 5/06 @ Rickshaw Stop
Broken Shadows Family Band, Song of Seven Miles #4 – Suk
     Wed 5/10 on Fog City Blues
Seth Augustus, Going Down to the Roadhouse (in-studio)
John Brothers Piano Company, Dumka (in-studio)
     Tue 5/09 @ San Francisco City Hall

Special in-studio guests: The Dixie Giants

     Fri 5/05 @ Doc's Lab

No Good Blues (in-studio)
     from the new album Dressed and Ready to Go
Loophole (in-studio)
Clarinet Marmalade (in-studio)
Mr. & Mrs. J (in-studio)
     from the new album Dressed and Ready to Go

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)
Barrio Manouche, Lucía (in-studio)
Tiffany Austin, Miss Rockwell (in-studio)
Hanna Rifkin & The Handsomes, Morning Glory (in-studio)
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Everyone Is Crazy But Me (in-studio)
Royal Jelly Jive, Alhambra (in-studio)
Rupa & The April Fishes, Like I Do (in-studio)
T Sisters, Playtime (in-studio)
Cathy Lemons, The Devil Has Blue Eyes (in-studio)



Thursday, April 27, 2017

Playlist: April 26, 2017

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Quinn DeVeaux & the Blue Beat Review, Lil 45
     Fri 4/28 @ The Legionnaire Saloon
Cowboy Junkies, State Trooper
     Thu 4/27 @ Freight & Salvage

Djangofest Mill Valley Fri-Sun 4/28-30

Samson Schmitt, Duende
Trio Dinicu, Cossack Medley
Gustav Lundgren, Cruce de Caminos
Jimmy Grant Ensemble, Rose Room

Junk Parlor, Darlin' Oh Darlin'
     Fri 5/05 @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Barrio Manouche, Entre Dos Aguas
     Sat 4/26 @ Club Deluxe
     Mon 5/01 @ Mr. Tipple's
The Dixie Giants, Tootie Ma (Is a Big Fine Thing)
     Wed 5/03 on Fog City Blues
     Fri 5/05 @ Doc's Lab
Elvin Bishop, Honey Babe
     Sat 4/29 @ Rio Theatre
Nick Moss Band, Try To Treat You Right
     Thu 4/27 @ Biscuits & Blues
     Fri 4/28 @ Torch Club

8th Annual Left-Hand-A-Thon

Duke Robillard, Left Handed
Louis Jordan, Never Let Your Left Hand Know What Your Right Hand's Doing
Albert King, Why You So Mean to Me (live)
Otis Rush, I Can't Quit You Baby (live)
Toronzo Cannon, Mrs. From Misssissippi
Left Hand Frank, South Side Hop
Lefty Dizz, Cloudy Weather
Jimmy King, I Wonder Why
Barbara Lynn, Hot Night Tonight
Elizabeth Cotten, Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
Gustav Lundgren, Gunnar


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Playlist: April 19, 2017

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No Lovely Thing, One
     Sat 4/22 @ Boom Boom Room
Big Blu Soul Revue, I Know
     Sat 4/22 @ PianoFight
Katdelic, Everything Is Everything
     Fri 4/21 @ Boom Boom Room
Noah Kibreab, Every Ghetto
     Fri 4/21 @ The Fillmore

Special in-studio guests: Tumbledown House

     Thu 4/20 @ Local Edition (every 3rd Thu)
     Thu 4/27 @ Driftwood
     Fri 4/28 @ Club Deluxe (every 4th Fri)

Shaky Little Thing (in-studio)
Ode to Josephine (in-studio)
The Great Escape (in-studio)
Clever Crocodile (in-studio)
Buttons (in-studio)
Midnight in the Barrio (in-studio)
Right Hand Man

Cowboy Junkies, I'll Never Get Out of These Blues Alive
     Wed 4/26 @ Montalvo Arts Center
     Thu 4/27 @ Freight & Salvage
24th Street Wailers, Wicked
     Sat 4/22 @ Iron Door Saloon
     Sun 4/23 @ Biscuits & Blues
Toronzo Cannon, I Am
     Fri-Sat 4/21-22 @ Biscuits & Blues
The Lucky Losers, Still Enough Time to Cry
     Sun 4/23 @ Apple Blossom Festival
     Thu 4/27 @ The Saloon
Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue, Take a Chance
     Fri 4/21  Smoking Pig BBQ
     Sun 4/23 @ Apple Blossom Festival
Aki Kumar, Jaaru Meri Jaan
     Thu 4/20 @ Little Lou's BBQ
     Fri 4/21 @ Cannery Row Brewing Company
     Sat 4/22 @ Aptos St. BBQ
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Streets We Once Called Home
The T Sisters, Shadoop
     Fri 4/21 @ Freight & Salvage
     Sat 4/22 @ Don Quixote's International Hall of Music
The Mission Seven, Monterrey
     Fri 4/21 @ Hemlock Tavern
Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, Polegnala e Todora
     Wed 4/26 @ Grace Cathedral


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Playlist: April 12, 2017


Book of J, Tell God
     4/14 @ Doc's Lab
Seth Augustus, To The Pouring Rain
     4/13 @ Revolution Cafe
Bob Dylan, Stormy Weather
     from the new album Triplicate
Bernie Knee, Passover Time on the Range

Tumbledown House, Pure Medecine
     Wed 4/19 on Fog City Blues
John Brothers Piano Company, Black Chicken (live)
     Fri 4/19 @ Hopmonk Tavern
Charlie Musselwhite, It Ain't Right (live)
Elvin Bishop, That's What I'm Talkin' About
     Thu 4/13 @ Heritage Theater
Dr. John, My Children My Angels
     Sat 4/15 @ Masonic Center
The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, Love For Sale (live)
     Sun 4/16 @ The Back Room
The Hooten Hallers, 200 Scrap Part 2: Scrapper's Lament
     from the forthcoming album The Hooten Hallers

Special in-studio guests: Kisura Hendrix and Rory Matthews

     Sat 4/15 @ Mezzanine: Midtown Social Album Release Party

Midtown Social, Socialite Boogie
Midtown Social, It's Alright
Chillaquiles, Café com Soul
Midtown Social, See About Me (in-studio)
Midtown Social, Common Dream (in-studio)
Down North, To Hell With Love
Midtown Social, Magic
Midtown Social, Saturday
     from the forthcoming album Midtown Social


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Playlist: April 5, 2017


Bob Dylan, Braggin'
Bob Dylan, There's a Flaw in My Flue
     from the new album Triplicate
Junk Parlor, Wild Tones
     Thu 4/06 @ Uptown Nightclub
     Fri 4/07 @ The Big Easy
     Sat 4/08 @ The Old Western Saloon
Midtown Social, Thinking Talking
    Wed 4/12 on Fog City Blues
     Sat 4/15 @ Mezzanine

Special in-studio guests: Jimmy Grant and Ross Howe

Jimmy Grant Ensemble, Bunicul
Montagne Ste. Genevieve (in-studio)
I'll See You in My Dreams (in-studio)
Drunk (in-studio)
Angelo Debarre, Csardas de Monti
Django Reinhardt, Billet Doux
Insomnia (in-studio)
Anniversary Song (in-studio)
Jimmy Grant Ensemble, Lynn's Blues

Battlehooch, Yeah That
Loco Tranquilo, Secret

Special in-studio guests: Royal Jelly Jive

     Sat 4/08 @ The Chapel

Don't Lead Me On (in-studio)
Boomerang (in-studio)
Tango Til They're Sore (in-studio)
Dear Mr. Waits
Boom Boom Room (in-studio)
Adrift (in-studio)
Story
 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Playlist: March 29, 2017


Bhi Bhiman, Closer To Thee
     Fri 3/31 @ Bing Concert Hall
Jimmy Grant Ensemble, Lynn's Blues
     Wed 4/05 on Fog City Blues
     Fri 4/07 @ Red Poppy Art House
Royal Jelly Jive, Chinatown
     Wed 4/05 on Fog City Blues
     Sat 4/08 @ The Chapel
   
Special in-studio guests: Faye Carol and Joe Warner

     Sundays @ The Back Room

The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, Fine and Mellow
Birth of the Blues (in-studio)
Pledging My Love (in-studio)
Johnny Talbot & De Thangs, A Good Man
Chill With You (in-studio)
The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, I Can't Take My Eyes Off You

Robert Randolph & The Family Band, If I Had My Way
Hibbity Dibbity, Ain't Gonna Be Your Dog
     Fri 3/31 @ The Fillmore
Con Brio, Hard Times
     Thu 3/30 @ Center for the Arts
     Fri 3/31 @ Moe's Alley
     Sat 4/01 @ The Fillmore
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, She's So Scandalous
     Tue 4/04 @ The Independent
Tommy Castro, My Time After Awhile (live)
     Fri-Sat 3/31-4/01 @ Rancho Nicasio
Davy Knowles, Three Miles from Avalon
     Thu 3/30 @ Biscuits & Blues
Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, I'm Taking Out My In-Laws
     Fri 3/31 @ Biscuits & Blues
Kongar-ol Ondar & Paul Pena, Tuva Farewell

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Playlist: March 22, 2017


Chuck Berry, Big Boys
     from the forthcoming album Chuck
     Chuck Berry (1926-2017)
James Cotton, Nine Below Zero (live)
     James Cotton (1935-2017)
Big Jon Atkinson & Bob Corritore, Somebody Done Changed the Lock on My Door
     Thu 3/23 @ Aptos BBQ
     Fri 3/24 @ Smoking Pig BBQ
Mean To Me, Done Got Over
     Thu 3/23 @ Red Poppy Art House

Special in-studio guests: Sam Chase & co.

     Fri 3/24 @ The Chapel

The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, What Is All The Rage
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Little Better Than Before (in-studio)
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Feel Sunlight Burn (in-studio)
M. Lockwood Porter, Sad / Satisfied (in-studio)
M. Lockwood Porter, Strong Enough (in-studio)
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Rock Bottom Never Felt So Good (in-studio)
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Peace Love and Understanding (in-studio)
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Great White Noise

Chuck Berry, My Pad
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five, Ain't That Just Like A Woman
Chuck Berry, Johnny B. Goode
Chuck Berry, San Francisco Dues
Chuck Berry, St. Louis Blues
Chuck Berry, Liverpool Drive
The Beatles, I Got to Find My Baby
David Bowie, Round and Round
The Kinks, Too Much Monkey Business
Bob Dylan, Nadine (live)
Wanda Jackson, Memphis, Tennessee
Nina Simone, Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Linda Ronstadt, Back in the U.S.A.
Chuck Berry, My Ding-A-Ling (live)


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Playlist: March 15, 2017


Bob Dylan, Stardust
     from the forthcoming album Triplicate
Tiffany Austin, Stardust
     Sat 3/18 @ SFJazz Center
Davina & The Vagabonds, Shake That Thing
     Fri 3/17 @ Center for the Arts
     Sun 3/19 @ Freight & Salvage
     Mon 3/20 @ Redwood Cafe
Kim Lembo, The Farm
     Fri 3/17 @ The Lost Church

Special in-studio guests: Macy Blackman & The Mighty Fine Trio

     Sun 3/19 @ The Back Room

Shoorah Shoorah
     from the new album Shoorah Shoorah: The Songs of Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint
Take A Look (in-studio)
Lipstick Traces (in-studio)
You're Just A Fool (in-studio)
Searchin' (in-studio)
Look Up (in-studio)
Ruler of My Heart
     from the new album Shoorah Shoorah: The Songs of Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint

Nancy Wright (with Wee Willie Walker), Why You Wanna Do It
Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, Liza Jane (live)
     Fri 3/17 @ Moe's Alley
     Sat3/18 @ The Chapel
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Everyone Is Crazy But Me
     Wed 3/22 on Fog City Blues
     Fri 3/24 @ The Chapel
Big Jon Atkinson & Bob Corritore, My Feelings Won't Be Hurt
     Sun 3/19 @ Moe's Alley
     Fri 3/24 @ Smoking Pig BBQ
Aki Kumar, Kisi Ki
     Fri 3/17 @ Hopmonk Sonoma
Culann's Hounds, Three Drunken Polkas
     Fri 3/17 @ Peri's
     Sat 3/18 @ Plough & Stars
Ali Farka Toure and Ry Cooder, Ai Du
Sly & The Family Stone, Stand!


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Playlist: March 8, 2017

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John Brothers Piano Company, Black Chicken
     from the new album Fast Ball!
     Thu 3/09 @ Bimbo's 365 Club
Macy Blackman & The Mighty Fines, Brickyard Blues
     from the new album Shoorah Shoorah
     Wed 3/15 on Fog City Blues
No Lovely Thing, Open
     Sat 3/11 @ Legionnaire Saloon
Katdelic, Love Thyself
     Fri 3/10 @ Boom Boom Room

Special in-studio guest: Kim Lembo

     Fri 3/17 @ The Lost Church

Time Leaves (in-studio)
We The People (in-studio)
Secret Emchy Society, Crossroads
Mavis Staples, MLK Song
Love Will (in-studio)

Tiffany Austin, Baltimore Oriole
     Sat 3/11 @ Hotel Healdsburg
Davina & The Vagabonds, Knock Me A Kiss
     Tue-Wed 3/14-15 Blue Note Napa
Rhonda Benin, Pink Champagne
     Sat 3/11 @ Freight & Salvage
The Hot Sardines, French Fries & Champagne
Jason Moran, I'll Play The Blues For You
     Sat 3/11 @ Paramount Theatre
The Mannish Boys, Wrapped Up and Ready
    Fri-Sat 3/10-11 (Sugaray Rayford)
Mitch Woods, What Can I Do (live)
     Fri 3/10 @ Armando's
     Mon 3/13 @ Yoshi's
Tin Cup Serenade, Limbo Jazz
     Fri 3/10 @ Revolution Cafe
Love, Forever Changes
Rob Reich, Interlude
The Low Rollers, Ain't Leaving Your Love
     from the forthcoming album Mexican Stingray Doctor