Thursday, December 6, 2018

Playlist: December 5, 2018

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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)


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Playlist: November 7, 2018


Blue Rodeo, Blue House (live)
Chuck Berry, House of Blue Lights
Stompy Jones, Sock It To Me
     Sat 11/10 @ Rancho Nicasio
Junk Parlor, Ragged Hearts
     Sat 11/10 @ The Ivy Room
Ron Thompson, Show Biz Blues
     Thu 11/08 @ Biscuits & Blues
The Lucky Losers, Last Ride
     Thu 11/08 @ The Saloon
     Fri 11/09 @ The Smoking Pig
     Wed 11/14 on Fog City Blues
Aki Kumar, Dum Maaro Dum
     Fri 11/09 @ O'Malley's
     Sun 11/11 @ Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
Harvey Mandel, Campus Blues
     Sun 11/11@ Biscuits & Blues
The Sam Chase, A Lucky One
The Crux, Onward Soldiers (Vermin Fight the Wars)
     Fri 11/09 @ Hopmonk Tavern
Sean Hayes, Waiting in Vain
     Fri 11/09 @ The Chapel
KillBossa, All I Want

Bob Dylan, Call Letter Blues (take 1)
Bob Dylan, Spanish Is the Loving Tongue (take 1)
Bob Dylan, You're A Big Girl Now (take 1)
Bob Dylan, You're A Big Girl Now (live)
Bob Dylan, You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (takes 1-4)
Bob Dylan, Shelter From the Storm (take 2)
Bob Dylan, Shelter From the Storm (live)
Bob Dylan, Simple Twist of Fate (take 1)
Bob Dylan, Simple Twist of Fate (takes 2A-3A)
     from the new box set More Blood, More Tracks – The Bootleg Series Vol.14


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Playlist: October 31, 2018

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Chuck Berry, Trick Or Treat
Otis Redding, Trick Or Treat
The Lucky Losers, Supernatural Blues
     Thu 11/01 @ Biscuits & Blues
Aki Kumar, Yeh Chaand Sa Roshan Chehra
     Fri 11/02 @ Biscuits & Blues
Shovelman, This Little Pig
     Fri 11/02 DNA Lounge
Hibbity Dibbity, Swamp Machinery
     Thu 11/01 @ Elbo Room
Seth Ford-Young, Je te veux
     Sun 11/04 @ Red Poppy Art House
Americano Social Club, Sophie's Swing
     Sat 11/03 @ Club Deluxe
     Wed 11/07 @ Café du Soleil
Benny Green & Oscar Peterson, Barbara's Blues
     Sun 11/04 @ Freight & Salvage
Blonde Toledo, The Kings Lunch
Conspiracy of Beards, Bird on a Wire
     Sun 11/04 @ Swedish American Hall
Leonard Cohen, Traveling Light

Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Feast of the Mau-Mau
Howlin' Wolf, I Ain't Superstitious
Bessie Smith, Haunted House Blues
Memphis Minnie, Haunted Blues
Victoria Spivey, Haunted By The Blues
B.B.King, Haunted House
Ken Nordine, Strollin' Spooks
Merline Johnson, Black Ghost Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins, Black Ghost Blues
Michael Bloomfield, Blue Ghost Blues
Lonnie Johnson, Blues Is Only A Ghost
Lonnie Johnson, Lonesome Ghost Blues
Helen Gross, Ghost Walkin' Blues
Mildred Bailey, A Ghost of a Chance
Blind Willie McTell, Scarey Day Blues
Creedence Clearwater Revival, Graveyard Train
Blue Rodeo, Graveyard


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Playlist: October 24, 2018


Lee Green, Number 44 Blues
Sonny Terry, Fourty-Four Whistle Blues
Roosevelt Sykes, 44 Blues
Howlin' Wolf, Fourty-Four
Rising Sons featuring Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder, .44 Blues
Eric Clapton & Wynton Marsalis, Fourty-Four (live)
Tommy Castro, 44
     Sat 10/27 @ Freight & Salvage
Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, S.O.B.
     Fri-Sat 10/26-27 Biscuits & Blues
Kim Nalley, Never Make Your Move Too Soon
     Sat 10/27 @ Piedmont Piano Company
Midtown Social, Soul Clap
     Fri 10/26 @ Mystic Theatre
     Wed 10/31 @ Cornerstone
Royal Jelly Jive, Ride the Wave
     Fri 10/26 @ Mystic Theatre
     Wed 10/31 @ The Catalyst
King Street Giants, Devil Dancer
     Fri 10/26 @ The Big Easy
Tumbledown House, One Mistake Will Do
    Fri 10/26 @ Club Deluxe

     from the new album Hindi Man Blues
Shari Puorto Band, Evidence (live)
     Wed 10/31 @ Club Fox
King Dream, Hand in Hand
Quinn DeVeaux, So Little
     Wed 10/31 @ Bottom of the Hill
Smoked Out Soul, Just My Imagination
     Wed 10/31 @ The Independent
Ron Thompson, Sugar Bee
     Wed 10/31 @ Poor House Bistro
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, There For Me
     Sat 10/27 @ The Chapel
Bob Seeley, Seeley's Boogie
     Sun 10/28 @ SFJazz Center
Bessie Smith & Eddie Lang, You've Got to Give Me Some
Eddie Lang & Lonnie Johnson, Midnight Call Blues
Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti, Stringin' the Blues


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Playlist: October 17, 2018


Tiffany Austin, Ain't No Grave (Can Hold My Body Down)
     Sat 10/20 @ Community School of the Arts
     Wed 10/24 @ Oakland City Center
Big Harp George, Internet Honey
Junk Parlor, The Basso
Eva & the Vagabond Tales, Novembers
     Sun 10/21 @ Bottom of the Hill

Special in-studio guests: Aki Kumar & Rome Yamilov

      Fri 10/19 @ The Sound Room
      Wed 10/31 @ Club Fox
      Fri 11/02 @ Biscuits & Blues

Dum Maaro Dum
Hindi Man Blues / Dekha Naa (in-studio)
Ajeeb Daastaan Hai Yeh (in-studio)
Ruxaana
All Bark No Bite (in-studio)
I Hear You Knocking (in-studio)
Watermelon Man
     from the new album Hindi Man Blues

Carol Burnett, The Trolley Song
Carol Burnett, Sweet Georgia Brown
     Thu 10/18 @ Paramount Theatre
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, The Busy Woman's Blues
     Fri 10/19 @ Biscuits & Blues
     Wed 10/24 @ Blue Note Napa
Nancy Wright, In Between Tears
     Fri 10/19 @ Armando's
Wendy DeWitt, Sometimes I Wonder
     Wed 10/24 @ Club Fox
The Lucky Losers, Last Ride
     Sun 10/21 @ Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings, Gertie Ruth (live)
     Sat 10/20 @ Biscuits & Blues
Eric Lindell, Grandpa Jim
     from the new album Revolution in Your Heart
     Thu 10/18 @ Bottom of the Hill
Jon Cleary, Big Greasy
     from the new album Dyna-Mite
Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Once There's a Will There's a Way
     Thu 10/18 @ The Chapel
     Fri 10/19 @ Rio Theatre
St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Call Me
     Fri 10/19 @ Fox Theatre


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Playlist: October 10, 2018


Taj Mahal, Fishin' Blues
Fantastic Negrito, Lost in a Crowd 
     Sat 10/13 @ The UC Theatre
Quinn DeVeaux, Going Where
     Thu 10/11 @ he Chapel
Big Harp George, Cold Snap By the Bay
     Fri 10/12 @ Biscuits & Blues
Aki Kumar, Badan Pe Sitare
     Wed 10/17 on Fog City Blues

Special in-studio guests: Junk Parlor

     Sun 10/21 @ Bottom of the Hill
     Sat 11/10 @ The Ivy Room

Howl Like Coyote
     from the new album Electricity for Dreams
Dance With Me, Bela Lugosi (in-studio)
Ragged Hearts (in-studio)
Midnight in Oakland (in-studio)
Beneath Your Love (in-studio)
Empress of Killjoy
     from the new album Electricity for Dreams

Aretha Franklin, Night Time Is the Right Time
Aretha Franklin, You Are My Sunshine
     Sat 10/13 @ Boom Boom Room: Tribute to the Queen of Soul
The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, Love For Sale (live)
     Thu 10/11 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
The Stone Foxes, Gimme Some Truth
     Fri 10/12 @ Harlow's
     Sat 10/13 @ Slim's
John Lennon, It's So Hard
John Lennon, Crippled Inside
Cyril Neville, Fortune Teller (live)
Wild Tchoupitoulas, The Wild Tchoupitoulas
Thelonious Monk, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Paul Simon, Paranoid Blues


Thursday, October 4, 2018

Playlist: October 3, 2018


Gary Clark Jr, Bright Lights
Fiona Silver, Thunder and Lightning
     Tue-Fri 10/09-12 @ The Fillmore
Quinn DeVeaux, Coming Up With One
     Thu 10/11 @ The Chapel
Junk Parlor, Howl Like Coyote
     Wed 10/10 on Fog City Blues

Special in-studio guest: George Bisharat

     Fri 10/12 @ Biscuits & Blues

Big Harp George, Alternative Facts
Big Harp George, In the First Place
Big Harp George, I Wanna Know
Paul DeLay, Why Can't You Love Me
Otis Rush, Take A Look Behind
Big Harp George, Uptown Cool

Regina Carter, Death Have Mercy / Breakaway
     Mon 10/08 @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Kim Nalley, Listen Here / Cold Duck / Compared to What?
     Fri 10/05 @ Bird & Beckett Books
Wendy DeWitt, Sonoma County 
     Fri 10/05 @ The Saloon
     Sat 10/06 @ Armando's
California Honeydrops, Only Home I've Ever Known
     Sun 10/07 @ The Independent
Blonde Toledo, The Kings Lunch
     Sat 10/13 @ Ferment Drink Repeat
Dennis Johnson & The Mississippi Ramblers, Revolution
     Sat 10/06 @ Palms Playhouse
Simon & Garfunkel, Mrs. Robinson
Simon & Garfunkel, The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine
Coco Montoya, Where Can a Man Go From Here
     Thu 10/04 @ Biscuits & Blues
     Sun 10/07 @ Moe's Alley
Otis Rush, Right Place Wrong Time (live)
     Otis Rush Jr (1935-2018)


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Playlist: September 26, 2018


Colin James, Black Night
     from the new album Miles to Go
Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, Southern Road
     Sat 9/29 @ Mystic Theatre
Mark Hummel, Rotten Kid
     from the new album Harpbreaker
Big Harp George, Down to the Rite Aid
     Wed 10/03 on Fog City Blues
Junk Parlor, Empress of Killjoy
     from the new album Electricity for Dreams
     Sat 9/29 @ Peri's
Tumbledown House, One Mistake Will Do
     Fri 9/28 @ Club Deluxe
Fog Swamp, I Got Mine
     Fri 9/28 @ The Starry Plough
The Gold Souls, Midnight Song
     from the new album Good to Feel
Macy Black & The Mighty Fines, Shoorah Shoorah
     Fri 9/28 @ The Back Room
Terry Hanck, Ain't That Just Like A Woman (live)
     Fri 9/28 @ Armando's

Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio, That's The Way Willy Likes It
Wee Willie Walker & The Anthony Paule Orchestra, Thanks For the Dance
Sons of the Soul Revivers, I'm a New Creature
Cyrus Chestnut Trio, Rhythm-A-Ning
     Thu-Sun 9/27-30 @ SFJazz Center
Tiffany Austin, Resolution
     Thu 9/27 @ Piedmont Arts Center
     Sat 9/29 @ Herbst Theater
Montreal Guitar Trio & California Guitar Trio, While My Guitar Gently Weeps
     Wed 10/03 @ Harlow's
George Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue (solo)


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Playlist: September 19, 2018


Selections from Live From the Fog City Blues Volumes 3 & 4


Moonshine Jelly, Lucy and Zeb (in-studio)
La Gente SF feat. Versoul, La Mar (in-studio)
The King Street Giants, No Good Blues (in-studio)
Mark Growden, You Belong in New Orleans With Me (in-studio)
Meklit Hadero, Sweet or Salty (in-studio)
Royal Jelly Jive, Alhambra (in-studio)
Rupa & The April Fishes, Like I Do (in-studio)
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Everyone Is Crazy But Me (in-studio)
Kim Lembo, The Farm (in-studio)


Noah & the Arkiteks (solo), Love Ain't Gonna Take It No More (in-studio)
The Lucky Losers, It Ain't Enough (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, Jesus O What a Wonderful Child


Book of J, When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder (in-studio)
Fantastic Negrito, Working Poor (in-studio)


Con Brio, California Cowboy (in-studio)

Big Blu Soul Revue, And You Loved Me (in-studio)

The Gold Souls, Worker's Lullaby (in-studio)

Tumbledown House, Ode to Josephine (in-studio)

Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, Letters (in-studio)
Blonde Toledo, Little Miss Krissy (in-studio)
Seth Augustus, Going Down to the Roadhouse (in-studio)
Martin Luther, Somebody Superstar (in-studio)
Bhi Bhiman, Up in Arms (in-studio)
Big Harp George, Home Stretch (in-studio)



Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Playlist: September 12, 2018


Big Blu Soul Revue, And You Loved Me (in-studio)
     Fri 9/14 @ Boom Boom Room
Tumbledown House, Ode to Josephine (in-studio)
     Fri 9/14 @ The Terrace Room
Big Harp George, Home Stretch (in-studio)
     Mon 9/24 @ Eli's Mile High Club
Aki Kumar & Kid Andersen, Goin' to Bombay (in-studio)
     Sat 9/15 @ Dublin Splatter
Fantastic Negrito, Working Poor (in-studio)
Roy Rogers, She's A Real Jaguar (in-studio)
Midtown Social, Shine Again (in-studio)
Barrio Manouche, Lucía (in-studio)
Rob Reich, Dig Deeper (in-studio)
Blonde Toledo, Little Miss Krissy (in-studio)
Con Brio, California Cowboy (in-studio)
The Gold Souls, Worker's Lullaby (in-studio)
Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, Letters (in-studio)

Tiffany Austin, Miss Rockwell (in-studio)
Hanna Rifkin & The Handsomes, Morning Glory (in-studio)
John Brothers Piano Company, Dumka (in-studio)
John Németh, She Did Not Show (in-studio)
     Sat 9/15 @ Biscuits & Blues
     Sun 9/16 @ Poor House Bistro
Noah & the Arkiteks (solo), Love Ain't Gonna Take It No More (in-studio)
The Lucky Losers, It Ain't Enough (in-studio)
Moonshine Jelly, Lucy and Zeb (in-studio)
T Sisters, Playtime (in-studio)
Rupa & The April Fishes, Like I Do (in-studio)
Tumbleweed Wanderers, Restless (in-studio)
Book of J, When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder (in-studio)