Thursday, June 23, 2016

Playlist: June 22, 2016

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Royal Jelly Jive, Dear Mr. Waits
     from the new album Stand Up
     Fri 6/24 @ The Independent
The Lucky Losers, So High
     from the new album In Any Town
     Wed 6/29 on Fog City Blues
David Bromberg, Nobody's Fault But Mine
     Fri 6/24 @ Great American Music Hall
     Sat 6/25 @ Rio Theatre
     Sun 6/26 @ Center for the Arts
David Luning, Whiskey Bottle
     Sat 6/25 @ Great Ameerican Music Hall

Special in-studio guest: Big Harp George

     Sat 6/25 @ Biscuits and Blues

Home Stretch
     from the new album Wash My Horse in Champagne
Road Kill
My Bright Future
Paul deLay, Why Can't You Love Me
Mojo Waltz
Wash My Horse in Champagne

Sat 6/25: Fountain Blues Festival

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Don't Do It (live)
California Honeydrops, Cry For Me (live)
Maria Muldaur, Yonder Come the Blues
Otis Taylor, The Heart Is A Muscle (Used for the Blues)

Americano Social Club, Mi Amor Es Para Ti
     Fri 6/24 @ The Ivy Room
Jimmy Grant Ensemble, Lynn's Blues
     Thu 6/23 @ Cigar Bar
Hanna Rifkin & The Handsomes, Morning Glory (in-studio)
     Thu 6/23 @ Driftwood
Helen Humes, All Night Long
Jerry McCain, Courtin' in a Cadillac
Lazy Lester, I'm a Lover Not a Fighter
Clifton Chenier, Hey Ma Ma
Bob Dylan, Boogie Woogie Country Girl


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Playlist: June 8, 2016


Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples, Gonna Change My Way of Thinking
     Thu-Fri 6/09-10 @ Greek Theatre
Mavis Staples, Action
     from the new album Livin' On A High Note
Terrie Odabi, Gentrification Blues
     from the new album My Blue Soul
     Sat 6/11 @ The Sound Room
Alabama Mike, SSI Blues
     from the new album Upset the Status Quo
     Sun 6/12 @ Biscuits and Blues

Special in-studio guest: Fantastic Negrito

Lost in a Crowd
Working Poor (in-studio)
Hump Thru the Winter
Rant Rushmore (in-studio)
In The Pines (in-studio)
Nothing Without You
     from the new album The Last Days of Oakland

California Honeydrops, A River's Invitation
     Thu-Fri 6/09-10 @ SFJazz Center
Davina & The Vagabonds, Fizzle Out
     Thu 6/09 @ SFJazz Center
     Fri 6/10 @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Rhythm Future Quartet, Summertime
     Fri 6/10 @ Djanofest Mill Valley
Robin Nolan, Buckets of Rain
     Fri 6/10 @ Djanofest Mill Valley
Gonzalo Bergara Quartet, Resurrection
     from the new album Claroscuro
     Sun 6/12 @ Djanofest Mill Valley
Little Charlie & Organ Grinder Swing, Django
     from the new album Skrony Tonk
Big Harp George, Justice In My Time
     from the new album Wash My Horse in Champgane
     Wed 6/22 on Fog City Blues
Lost Dog Found, Pop That Cap
     Sun 6/12 @ Sebastalpol Community Cultural Center
Tom Jones, Take My Love (I Want to Give It)
Derek Trucks Band, Forty-Four
Bob Dylan, Come Rain or Come Shine
     Thu-Fri 6/09-10 @ Greek Theatre


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Playlist: June 1, 2016


Paul Simon, Wristband
     from the forthcoming album Stranger To Stranger
     Fri-Sat 6/03-04 @ Greek Theatre
Bob Dylan, Polka Dots and Moonbeams
     from the new album Fallen Angels
Tin Cup Serenade, This Rainy May
     Sun 6/05 @ Philosophy Talk Live at StageWerx
Tiffany Austin, I Walk the Line
     Sat 6/04 @ Jazz in the Basement
Fantastic Negrito, In the Pines
     from the forthcoming album The Last Days of Oakland
     Fri 6/03 @ Oakland First Friday
     Wed 6/08 on Fog City Blues

Special in-studio guests: Royal Jelly Jive

     Thu 6/02 @ Moe's Alley
     Sun 6/05 @ Railroad Square Music Festival
     Fri 6/24 @ The Independent: CD Release Party

Bad
Dear Mr. Waits
Don't Lead Me On (in-studio)
Oh Roger (in-studio)
Railroad Track
Top Hat
Green Grass (in-studio)
Tommy the Cat
     from the forthcoming album Stand Up

Hillstomp, The Cuckoo
     Sat 6/04 @ Mystic Theatre
Monophonics, There's a Riot Going On
     Sat 6/04 @ The Ritz
The Budos Band, Sing a Simple Song
     Sat 6/04 @ The Catalyst
     Sun 6/05 @ Regency Ballroom
Charlie Musselwhite, It Ain't Right (live)
     Fri 6/03 @ Freight & Salvage
     Sat 6/04 @ College of san Mateo
     Sun 6/05 @ Rancho Nicasio
Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, Having an Average Weekend
     Wed 6/08 @ Great American Music Hall
The Soul of John Black, Early in the Moanin'
     Thu 6/02 @ Moe's Alley
     Fri 6/03 @ Poor House Bistro
     Sat 6/04 @ Swabbie's
William Bell, Mississippi-Arkansas Bridge
     from the forthcoming album This Is Where I Live
Kenny 'Blues Boss' Wayne, Barnkrupted Blues
     from the forthcoming album Jumpin' & Boppin'
Walter Horton (with Hot Cottage), Shakey's Edmonton Blues
Jeff Healey, Hong Kong Blues
Sam Chatmon & His Barbeque Boys, All Night Long
Long John Baldry, Midnight Special
     from the forthcoming album 40 Years of Stony Plain Records


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Playlist: May 25, 2016


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 The 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