Thursday, December 28, 2017

Playlist: December 27, 2017

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The Orioles, What Are You Doing New Year's Eve
Sugaray Rayford, Born Under a Bad Sign
     Sun 12/31 @ Biscuits & Blues
Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review, Good News
     Sat-Sun 12/30-31 @ Amnesia
Con Brio, Hard Times
     Sat-Sun 12/30-31 @ Swedish American Hall
The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, If I Had a Hammer
     Sat 12/30 @ SFJazz Center
No Lovely Thing, Countdown
Royal Jelly Jive, Chinatown
     Sat 12/30 @ The Ivy Room
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Sent For You Yesterday
     Sat 12/30 @ Poor House Bistro
     Sun 12/31 @ The Terrace Room
California Honeydrops, I Found A Love
     Sun 12/31 @ The UC Theatre
Hibbity Dibbity, Big River
     Sun 12/31 @ Boom Boom Room
Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, I Heard the Angels
Whiskerman, Consistency of Grace
     Sun 12/31 @ Moe's Alley

Blind Lemon Jefferson, Happy New Year Blues
The Qualities, Happy New Year to You!
Billy Ward & His Dominoes, Ringing in a Brand New Year
Smokey Hogg, New Year's Eve

Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, Stick and Stones
Nancy Wright, I Got What It Takes
     Sun 12/31 @ Mystic Theatre
Big Blu Soul Revue, Don't You Know
     Sun 12/31 @ Presidio Social Club
Stompy Jones, Sock It To Me
     Sun 12/31 @ Elks Lodge
Jazz Mafia Symphony, Sweet Memory 2016
     Sat 12/30 @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Wee Willie Walker & The Anthony Paule Orchestra, The Willie Walk
     Sat 12/30 @ Smoking Pig BBQ
The Dixie Giants, How Neat Is That?
     Thu 12/28 @ Blue Note Napa
     Sun 12/31 @ Sonoma Cider
Rainbow Girls, Cameron Sterling
     Sun 12/31 @ Hopmonk Tavern
Tom Waits, New Year's Eve
Tom Waits, San Diego Serenade

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Playlist: December 20, 2017

Ralph Carney, Happy Solstice Song
Gaucho, Deep Night
Tom Waits, Dirt in the Ground
Ralph Carney's Serious Jass Project, I Wish I Were Twins
     Ralph Carney (1956-2017)
Howell Devine, Spoonful
     Thu 12/21 @ White Chapel
     Sat 12/23 @ Speisekammer
     Wed 12/27 @ Biscuits & Blues
Big Harp George, Left So Soon
     Fri 12/22 @ Biscuits & Blues
Andy Santana, Greaseland
     Fri 12/22 @ Poor House Bistro
Elvin Bishop, Stealin' Watermelons (live)
     Sat 12/23 @ Freight & Salvage
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Go Tell It On the Mountain
     Sun 12/24 @ Slim's
Blue Rodeo, Jesus Christ
Bob Dylan, Jesus Is The One (live)
Bob Dylan, Must Be Santa

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Playlist: December 13, 2017

Meshugga Beach Party, Oh Hanukkah
Meshugga Beach Party, Hot Rod Hanukkah
      Thu 12/14 @ Forbidden Island
Stanley Adams & Sid Wayne, 'Twas the Night Before Chanukah
Flory Jagoda, Ocho Kandelikas
Mickey Katz, Grandma's Dreidel
Jeremiah Lockwood, Ethan Miller & Luther Dickinson, Dreridel
Kugelplex, Desolation Row
     Sun 12/17 @ Old First Concerts
The Klezmatics, Hanukah Tree
Shirley Cohen, Maccabee March
Sol Zim, Mo'oz Tsur
Don McLean, Dreidel
Woody Guthrie, Hanukkah Dance
Cantor Yossele Rosenblatt, Yevonim
Cantor David Putterman, Rock Of Ages 
Klezmer Conservatory Band, Klezzified
Gladys Gewirtz, A Chanukah Quiz
Ella Jenkins, Dreidel Dreidel Dreidel
Gerald Marks, Hanukah

Special in-studio guests: The Christmas Jug Band

     Fri-Sat 12/15-16 @ The Big Easy
     Sun 12/17 @ Palms Playhouse
     Mon-Tue 12/18-19 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
     Wed 12/20 @ Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse

Santa Lost a Ho
When the Red Sled Comes (in-studio)
Carolin' (in-studio)
Gee Rudolph Ain't I Good To You (in-studio)
Plant A Santa (in-studio)
I Wanna Make A Holiday (in-studio)
S.A.N.T.A. (in-studio)
Rudolph the Bald-Headed Reindeer

The Sons of the Soul Revivers, I'm a New Creature (live)
     Sun 12/17 @ Poor House Bistro
Kim Nalley, Santa Baby
Kim Nalley, Hanukkah in Santa Monica
     Sun 12/17 @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Playlist: December 6, 2017

PC Muñoz, Death Might Be Your Christmas Gift
     Sat 12/09 @ Center for New Music
Christmas Jug Band, S.A.N.T.A. (Gloria)
     Wed 12/13 on Fog City Blues
The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, No Christmas Blues
     Sat 12/09 @ Cafe Strich
Shoestring Trio, Un Pastis!
     Sat 12/09 @ Penrose
Deep Basement Shakers, I'm a Soldier (In the Army of the Lord)
     Sun 12/10 @ Rancho Nicasio
     Tue 12/12 @ The Big Easy
Mark Hummel, Evans Shuffle
     Sun 12/10 @ Rancho Nicasio
Howell Devine, Sadie
     Sat 12/09 @ Club Deluxe
     Sun 12/10 @ Rancho Nicasio
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Living Hand to Mouth
     Fri 12/08 @ Poor House Bistro
     Wed 12/13 @ Biscuits & Blues
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Live Every Day
     Fri 12/08 @ Freight & Salvage
Goodnight Texas, A Bank Robber's Nursery Rhyme
     Thu 12/07 @ Rickshaw Stop
Royal Jelly Jive, Dear Mr. Waits
     Fri 12/08 @ Blue Note Napa

Tom Waits, Young at Heart
Tom Waits, Goin' Down Slow
Tom Waits, Emotional Weather Report
Tom Waits, Til the Money Runs Out
Tom Waits, That Feel
Tom Waits, $29.00
Tom Waits, Fish in the Jailhouse
Tom Waits, Step Right Up
Tom Waits, Ice Cream Man
Tom Waits, Tango til They're Sore
Tom Waits, Jockey Full of Bourbon
Tom Waits, Goodnight Irene

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Playlist: November 29, 2017

Valerie June, The Hour
     Sun 12/03 @ Rio Theatre
     Mon 12/04 @ The Fillmore
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Mary's Baby
     Sat 12/02 @ Paramount Theatre
Gordon Goodwin's Little Phat Band, Why We Can't Have Nice Things
     Thu-Fri 11/30-12/01 @ Yoshi's
Tin Cup Serenade, Tin Cup Blues
     Sat 12/02 @ Ratto's
California Honeydrops, A River's Invitation
     Fri 12/01 @ The Catalyst
The Dixie Giants, It Is Still
     Fri 12/01 @ Hopmonk Tavern
The Stone Foxes, Buddy Holly
     Fri 12/01 @ The Catalyst
Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, Liza Jane (live)
     Fri 12/01 @ Moe's Alley
Wolf & Crow, Nothing 
     Sat 12/02 @ Hotel Utah 
Dragon Smoke, Funky Miracle
     Thu 11/30 @ Hopmonk Tavern
     Fri 12/01 @ The Independent

HowellDevine, Funky Miracle
     from the new album Howl
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, The Blues Ain't Going Nowhere
     from the new album Groovin' at Greaseland
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Rock Bottom
     from the new album Stompin' Ground
     Sat 12/02 @ Rancho Nicasio
Coco Montoya, The Moon Is Full
     from the new album Truth Be Told
Selwyn Birchwood, Police State
     from the new album Pick Your Poison
     from the new album Royal Mint
Jimi Hendrix Experience, Like A Rolling Stone (live)
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Double Trouble (live)
John Mayall, You Never Know
Derek Irving & His Combo, Rock 'n Roll Queen
     Sun 12/03 @ Poor House Bistro
     Fri 12/01 @ Hopmonk Sonoma
     Sat 12/02 @ Club Deluxe

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Playlist: November 22, 2017

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Sylvester Cotton, Thanksgiving Blues
Midtown Social, Socialite Boogie
    Fri 11/24 @ The Independent
Terrie Odabi, I Can't Keep
     Fri 11/24 @ Blue Note Napa
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong)
     Fri 11/24 @ Biscuits & Blues
     Sat 11/25 @ Ashkenaz

Special in-studio guests: HowellDevine

     Wed 11/29 @ Freight & Salvage

Sookie Sookie
     from the new album Howl
Sadie (in-studio)
The Key (in-studio)
Goin' Down South (in-studio)
Long Distance Call (in-studio)
PM Blues
     from the new album Howl

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

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Playlist: November 15, 2017

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Rupa & The April Fishes, Electric Gumbo Radio (live)
Down Dirty Shake, Black Cat
     Sun 11/19 @ Slim's: Fire Relief Benefit Show
Vintage Trouble, Blues Hand Me Down
     Thu 11/16 @ The Fillmore
Tony Holliday & The Velvetones, Scratches On My Back
    Thu 11/16 @ Biscuits & Blues
Chelle! and Friends, Voodooville
     Fri 11/17 @ Red Poppy Art House
Rebirth Brass Band, Chameleon
     Fri 11/17 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
    Sun 11/19 @ Moe's Alley
Marcia Ball, Louisiana 1927 (live)
     Thu 11/16 @ Palms Playhouse
Mighty Mike Schermer, Hear You Call Him Baby
     Tue 11/21 @ Biscuits & Blues
Hillstomp, Meet Me at the Bottom
     Fri 11/17 @ The Big Easy
Regina Carter, Death Have Mercy / Breakaway
     Thu 11/16 @ Hammer Theatre
     Fri 11/17 @ Herbst Theatre
Howell Devine, Sirenic Woman
     from the new album Howl
     Wed 11/22 on Fog City Blues

Bob Dylan, The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar (live)
Bob Dylan, Making a Liar Out of Me
Bob Dylan, Do Right To Me Baby (soundcheck)
Bob Dylan, Gonna Change My Way of Thinking (live)
Bob Dylan, Gotta Serve Somebody (live)
Bob Dylan, Dead Man, Dead Man (outtake)
Bob Dylan, City of Gold (live)
     from the new box set Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981
Neil Young, Girl From the North Country
Little Willie John, Fever
Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters, Money Honey
Little Wolf & The Hellcats, You're Breaking My Heart

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Playlist: November 8, 2017

Little Wolf & The Hellcats, The Color of the Rose
     Life Tribute to Malik "Little Wolf" Shabazz 11/11 @ The Saloon
The Dynamic Faye Carol, Fine & Mellow
     Fri-Sun 11/10-12 @ Black Repetory Group Thesater
No Lovely Thing, Stay True
Royal Jelly Jive, Dear Mr. Waits
     Sat 11/11 @ The Independent

Special in-studio guests: Cheryl Fabio and Larry Vann

     Evolutionary Blues... West Oakland's Music Legacy
     Fri 11/10 @ African-American Museum and Library
     Tue 11/28 @ The New Parkway
     Thu 12/07 @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Jimmy McCracklin, I Wanna Make Love To You
Big Mama Thornton, Big Mama's Coming
Marvin Holmes, Find Yourself
Larry Vann, Hero's Blues
Wylie Trass, If You Think About Me
Soul Train Gang, Soul Train '75

Bob Dylan, Slow Train (live)
Bob Dylan, Slow Train (live)
Bob Dylan, Caribbean Wind (live)
Bob Dylan, Saving Grace (live)
Bob Dylan, Help Me Understand (soundcheck)
Bob Dylan, Solid Rock (live)
Bob Dylan, Jesus Is The One (live)
Bob Dylan, Shot of Love (live)
Bob Dylan, Yonder Comes Sin
Bob Dylan, Trouble in Mind
     from the new box set Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Playlist: November 1, 2017

Bob Dylan, Slow Train (soundcheck)
Bob Dylan, Slow Train (rehearsal)
     from the forthcoming box set Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981
Frank Goldwasser, Three Sisters
RJ Mischo, Teacher's Pet
     Thu 11/02 @ Biscuits & Blues
     Fri 11/03 @ Poor House Bistro
     Sat 11/04 @ Torch Club
Sonny Rhodes, Cigarette Blues
     Fri 11/03 Biscuits & Blues
Café R&B, Steppin'
     Sat 11/04 @ Biscuits & Blues
Dennis Johnson & The Mississippi Ramblers, Walkin' Blues
     Fri 11/03 @ Silo's
Junk Parlor, Stange Man
     Fri 11/03 @ Bottom of the Hill
Karina Denike, Golden Kimonos
     Fri 11/03 @ The Lost Church
Rainbow Girls, Syd Barrett
T Sisters, Make It Rain
     Sat 11/04 @ Starline Social Club
Quinn DeVeaux, Find

Van Morrison, All Saints Day
Paul Camarata, The Saint Song
Sidney Bechet, When the Saints Go Marching In
Louis Armstrong, St. James Infirmary
Bessie Smith, St. Louis Blues
Tom Waits, Hang On St. Christopher
Bob Dylan, I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
Suzanne Vega, St. Clare
Regina Spektor, Patron Saint
Sonny Rollins, St. Thomas
David Bowie, All Saints
Led Zeppelin, Saint Tristan's Sword
Bruce Springsteen, It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City
Allen Toussaint, Winin' Boy Blues

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Playlist: October 25, 2017

Fats Domino, The Fat Man
Fats Domino, Lady Madonna
     Antoine 'Fats' Domino, Jr. (1928-2017)
Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review, I'm in Love Again
     Sat 10/28 @ Starline Social Club
Dixie Giants, Mr. & Mrs. J
      Sat 10/28 @ The Big Easy
Royal Jelly Jive, Top Hat
     Fri 10/27 @ Hopmonk
Rhiannon Giddens, Come Love Came
     Fri 10/27 @ Rio Theatre
     Sat 10/28 @ Herbst Theatre
Midtown Social, I Can Change
     Thu 10/26 Sweetwater
Baby & the Luvies, Your Little Fool
     Fri 10/27 @ PianoFight
The Gold Souls, Tried to Change Me
     Fri 10/27 @ Uncorked
Big Blu Soul Revue, Give It Up!
     Sat 10/28 @ Monsters Bash Alameda
Whiskerman, Waking Up in Providence
     Tue 10/31 @ Starline Social Club
Blonde Toldeo, Bar at the End of the World
Blonde Toledo, Where's That Sound
     from the forthcoming album Where's That Sound

The Beatles, Birthday
BB King, Happy Birthday Blues
Solomon Burke, Today Is Your Birthday
Louis Jordan, Happy Birthday Boogie
Meklit, Birthday Song
George Harrison, It’s Johnny’s Birthday
John Lennon (w/ Elton John), I Saw Her Standing There (live)
Paul McCartney, Blackpool / Peggy Sue / I'm Gonna Love You Too
David Bowie, Diamond Dogs
Bob Dylan, Call Letter Blues
Tom Waits, Diamonds on My Windshield
Eddie Harris, 1974 Blues
Eddie Lang & Carl Kress, Pickin' My Way Guitar Mania pt.1
Eddie Lang & Carl Kress, Feeling My Way Guitar Mania pt.2

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Playlist: October 18, 2017

Gord Downie, SF Song
The Tragically Hip, New Orleans Is Sinking
     Gordon Downie (1964-2017)
Paul Kelly, Cold As Canada
     Fri 10/20 @ Slim's
Bob Dylan, Every Grain of Sand (rehearsal)
     from the forthcoming box set Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981
Rev. Shawn Amos, Whip It
     Thu-Fri 10/19-20 @ Biscuits & Blues

Special in-studio guests: Meklit, Lalin, and Istanbul Connection

     Fri 10/20 @ The New Parish

Meklit, You Are My Luck
Mekilt, You Got Me
The Seshen, Flames & Figures
Istanbul Connection, El Pajaro (in-studio)
Istanbul Connection, Que Dolor
Meklit, Sweet or Salty (in-studio)
Meklit, I Want to Sing for Them All

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Running Man's Bible
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Walls (Circus)
Chuck Berry, Wonderful Woman
Elvin Bishop, Honey Babe
Meklit, This Was Made Here
French Oak Gypsy Band, Caravan
     Fri 10/20 @ Red Poppy Art House
Barrio Manouche, Coquette
     Fri 10/20 @ Osteria Divino
     Sat 10/21 @ Club Deluxe
Junk Parlor, Lovervish
     Thu 10/19 @ Club Deluxe
North Mississippi Allstars, Shimmy She Wobble / Station Blues
     Thu 10/19 @ Terrapin Crossroads

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Playlist: October 11, 2017

Fantastic Negrito, Push Back
     Sat 10/14 @ The UC Theatre
Derek Irving and His Combo, Combo Boogie
     Sat 10/14 @ Poor House Bistro
Sly & The Family Stone, St. James Infirmary (live)
Hibbity Dibbity, State Trooper
     Fri 10/13 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
Huey Lewis & The News, Just One More Day
     Sun-Mon 10/15-16 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
Midtown Social, Straighty
     Fri 10/13 @ Old Princeton Landing
     Sat 10/14 @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Karina Denike, Stop the Horses
     Sun 10/15 @ Club Deluxe
Karen Lovely, Punk Rock Johnny Cash
     Sat 10/14 @ Biscuits & Blues
The Lucky Losers, It Ain't Enough
     Thu 10/11 @ The Saloon
Roy Rogers & Ray Manzarek, An Organ, A Guitar, and a Chicken Wing
     Thu 10/12 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
Bob Dylan, Making a Liar Out of Me
     from the forthcoming box set Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981

Tom Petty: Live and Kickin' It

Anything That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll
So You Want To Be A Rock ‘n’ Roll Star
American Girl
Don’t Let Me Down (excerpt)
Keeping Me Alive
Cry To Me
Honey Bee
I’m A Man
I Got A Woman
Room At The Top (excerpt)
Shadow of A Doubt
Handle With Care
Saving Grace
Mystic Eyes

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Playlist: October 4, 2017

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jefferson Jericho Blues
     Tom Petty (1950-2017)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Candy
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Hometown Blues
Traveling Wilburys, Cool Dry Place
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bye Bye Johnny (live)
Bob Dylan (w/ Tom Petty), I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know (live)
Roger McGuinn (feat. Tom Petty), King of the Hill
     Wed 10/11 @ Montalvo Arts Center

The Gold Souls, Sir Andrew's Blues
     Thu 10/05 @ The Uptown
     Tue 10/10 @ Dive Bar
Charlie Musselwhite, Strange Land (live)
     Wed 10/11 @ Herbst Theatre
Lucky Peterson, Blues Medley (live)
     Fri-Sat 10/06-08 @ Biscuits & Blues
Dennis Johnson & The Mississippi Ramblers, Timbale
     from the new album Rhythmland

The Lucky Losers, So High
     Sun 10/08 @ Poor House Studio: Blues For Freedom
A.C. Myles, You Don't Know What Love Is
Aki Kumar, Badan Pe Sitaare
The Lucky Losers, Jackson (in-studio)
The Lucky Losers, It Ain't Enough (in-studio)
The Lucky Losers, What Have I Done (in-studio)
The Lucky Losers, Devil's Dream
Tia Carroll, Show Me
Terrie Odabi, Gentrification Blues
Wendy DeWitt with Kirk Hardwood, Treat a Woman

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Playlist: September 27, 2017

Blind Boys of Alabama, Almost Home
Irma Thomas, Same Old Blues
     Mon 10/02 @ Freight & Salvage
     Tue 10/03 @ Rio Theatre
Terrie Odabi, Live My Life
     Thu 9/28 @ Biscuits & Blues
The Lucky Losers, I Can't Change Ya
     Sun 10/01 @ Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
     Wed 10/04 on Fog City Blues

Special in-studio guests: The Unknown Players

     Thu-Sat 9/28-30 @ Phoenix Theatre: Café Stories

The Ink Spots, Java Jive
Mississippi John Hurt, Coffee Blues
Bob Dylan, One More Cup of Coffee
Otis Redding, Cigarettes and Coffee

Johnny Mathis, Kol Nidre
Ray Barretto, Exodus
Tito Puente and His Orchestra, Grossinger's Cha Cha Cha
Joe Quijano, Sabbath Prayer (Plegaria)
The Ghetto Brothers, Ghetto Brothers Power
Johnny Conquet, His Piano & Orchestra, Matzoh Ball Merengue

Mitch Woods (feat. Van Morrison and Taj Mahal), Take This Hammer
     Sat 9/30 @ Throckmorton Theatre
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, There For Me
     Sat 9/30 @ Mystic Theatre
Royal Jelly Jive, Top Hat
     Fri 9/29 @ Moe's Alley
Lost Dog Found, Give Me Love
     Thu 9/28 @ San Leandro Concerts by the Bay
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, One Hour Mama
     Fri 9/29 @ Biscuits & Blues
Mark Hummel, See See Rider
     Fri 9/29 @ Poor House Bistro
     Sat 9/30 @ Art House Gallery