Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Playlist: November 18, 2020

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Django Reinhardt, Anniversary Song
Cowboy Junkies, Anniversary Song
Lucinda Williams, Tryin' to Get to Heaven
     Thu 11/19 @ Freight & Salvage
Lucinda Williams, Positively 4th Street
Bob Dylan, Key West (Philosopher Pirate)
The Caliopians, Another Mother's Child in Trouble
California Honeydrops, Brokedown (live)
     Fri 11/20 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
Noah & the Arkitekts, Soul Fire
     Wed 11/25 @ Art Boutiki Music Hall
Noah Kibreab, Every Ghetto, Every City

Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin' (live)
Beyoncé, At Last
Aretha Franklin, The Weight
B.B. King, The Thrill Is Gone
The Beatles, Michelle
Stevie Wonder, Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)
Stevie Wonder, Sir Duke
Miles Davis, Freddie Freeloader
John Coltrane, My Favorite Things


Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Playlist: November 11, 2020

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Jimi Hendrix Experience, Hear My Train A-Comin' (live)
     from the new album Live in Maui
Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Army Blues
Cecil Grant, God Bless My Daddy
Wilbert Harrison, Drafted
Turner Willis, Re-Enlisted Blues
Doctor Clayton, 41 Blues
Cousin Joe, Post War Future Blues
Soldier Boy Houston, Far East Blues
Sister Rosetta Tharpe, There's Peace in Korea
J.B. Lenoir, Korea Blues
J.B. Lenoir, Vietnam
Allen Orange, V.C. Blues
King Soloman, Please Mr. President
Madame Nellie Robinson, Viet Nam
John Bray, Trench Blues
John Prine, Great Society Conflict Veteran's Blues

John Legend & The Roots, I Can't Write Left-Handed
The Pogues, And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
Tom Waits, Soldier's Things
Ron Thompson, Tin Pan Alley (live)
Ron Thompson, When You Walk That Walk (live)
Neil Young, I Want to Drive My Car (solo)
Neil Young, I Want to Drive My Car (band)
Neil Young, Vampire Blues
Neil Young, Bright Lights, Big City
Neil Young, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Mose Allison, I'm a Wild Man



Thursday, November 5, 2020

Playlist: November 4, 2020


Harry Belafonte, Hold 'Em Joe
Bob Dylan, Diamond Joe
Louis Jordan, Run Joe
Lena Horne, Good For Nothin' Joe
Ella Fitzgerald, Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe
The BlueBrass Project, Hold 'Em Joe

Blonde Toledo, What Makes A Man
     Sun 11/08 @ Winters Bar
Tiffany Austin, King of Pleasure
     Sun 11/08 @ Piedmont Piano Company
Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, Goin' For Broke
     Fri 11/06 @ Center for the Arts
Big Harp George, Heading Out to Itaipu
     from the new album Living in the City
John Brothers Piano Company, Off Bass
Balkan Bump, Dzambo Funk
     from the new album Osmanity

The Harry Smith B-Sides

Blind Willie Johnson, You're Going to Need Someone on Your Bond
Julius Daniels, My Mama Was a Sailor
Henry Thomas, Bulldoze Blues
Franck Hutchison, Stackalee
Jim Jackson, I Heard the Voice of a Porkchop
Memphis Jug Band, I Packed My Suitcase, Started to the Train
Cannon's Jug Stompers, Madison Street Rag
Cincinnati Jug Band, George Street Stomp
Andrew & Jim Baxter, Forty Drops
Alabama Sacred Harp Singers, Present Joys
Rev. J.M. Gates, Death Where Is Thy Sting
Rev. F.W. McGee, Nothing To Do In Hell
Blind Lemon Jefferson, Lemon's Worried Blues
Blind Lemon Jefferson, 'Lectric Chair Blues


Thursday, October 29, 2020

Playlist: October 28, 2020


Ray Parker Jr, Ghostbusters
Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Feast of the Mau Mau

Special guest: Lyz Luke (UnderCover Presents)

California Honeydrops, Run Run Run
The Japonize Elephants, Crackity Jones
Ramon & Jessica, Free Ride
Extra Action Marching Band, War Pigs
Suzy Thompson, River
Elizabeth Setzer & La Tania, How to Disappear Completely
Whiskerman, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Tumbleweed Wanderers, Everyday People
Pacific Boychoir, Homeless
T Sisters, Three Little Birds
Everyone, All By Myself
Pamela Z, Jóga
Noah Kibreab, Every Ghetto
Kendra McKinley, Lovely Rita
Wolf & Crow, Midnight





Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Playlist: October 21, 2020


The Stone Foxes, Animal
     from the new EP Patriots
     Thu 10/22 @ The Complex
Brass Mafia, Not My President
     from the forthcoming album Say Something, Do Something
Mission Hot Club, Dark Eyes
     Sat 10/24 @ Fort Mason
Kim Nalley, I Shall Be Released
     Thu 10/22 @ Piedmont Piano Company
Taj Mahal, Bob Dylan's 115th Dream
     Fri 10/23 @ SFJazz Center

Solomon Burke, Maggie's Farm
Major Harris, Like A Rolling Stone
Gary US Bonds, From A Buick 6
Patti LaBelle, Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)
Esther Phillips, Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
Marion Williams, I Pity the Poor Immigrant
The O'Jays, Emotionally Yours

Celia & Johnny, Quimbara
Celia Cruz, Ritmo Tambó y Flores
Elvin Bishop, Stealin' Watermelons
Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio, Let's Go
Elvin Bishop, I'm Gone (live)
Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite, Old School
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jefferson Jericho Blues
Tom Petty, Climb That Hill Blues
Tom Petty, California
Vic Wong, April Kisses
Eddie Lang, April Kisses
Blind Willie Dunn & Lonnie Johnson, Blue Room
Joe Venuti's Blues Four, The Blue Room
Texas Alexander, 'Frisco Bound Blues



Thursday, October 15, 2020

Playlist: October 14, 2020

Awesöme Orchestra Collective feat. The Bengsons, Stand!

Awesöme Orchestra Collective feat. Tilt, F.O.D.
     Sat 10/17: AÖC Listening Party

Special guest: Alex Wise

Fog Swamp, On Your Way Down
Fog Swamp, Backfield in Motion
Fog Swamp, Dangerous Mile
Fog Swamp, Woebegone
     from the new album Dropped Days

Mark Hummel, Learned My Lesson (Changed My Ways)
     Sun 10/18 @ Piedmont Piano Company
Aki Kumar, Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo
     Wed 10/14 @ Blondie's Bar
Marcus Shelby feat. Tiffany Austin, Somebody's Watching You
     Sat 10/17 @ The Sound Room

Chuck Berry, San Francisco Dues
Chuck Berry, 3/4 Time (Enchiladas)
Chuck Berry, One O'Clock Jump
Chuck Berry, My Babe
Chuck Berry, Dust My Broom
Chuck Berry, Ain't That Just Like A Woman
Chuck Berry, My Ding-A-Ling / Johnny B. Goode (live)
Sugar Pie DeSanto, Hello San Francisco (Parts 1 & 2)
Sugar Pie DeSanto, Soulful Dress
Thelonious Monk, Ruby My Dear (live)
Art Tatum, Tiger Rag
Art Tatum, Tiger Rag
Wild Tachapitoulas, The Wild Tchapitoulas



Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Playlist: September 30, 2020


Jazz Mafia, The Clown (ft. Rico Pabon and Headnodic)
Cosa Nostra Strings, Achilles Heel
Tiffany Austin, Resolution
     Thu 10/01: Live From Home
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Calling San Francisco (live)
     Thu 10/01 @ Creekside Restaurant
John Brothers Piano Company, Spin Echo
     Fri 10/02 @ The Sofia
Rhiannon Giddens, Black Swan (with Francesco Turrisi)
Steve Earle, Meet Me in the Alleyway
Sons of the Soul Revivers, As For Me and My House (live)
     Sat 10/03 @ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: Let the Music Play On
Blue Rodeo, New Morning Sun
The Duhks, You Go East, I'll Go West
Aki Kumar, All Bark No Bite

Thelonious Monk, Ruby My Dear
Thelonious Monk, Well You Needn't
Thelonious Monk, Don't Blame Me
Thelonious Monk, Blue Monk
Thelonious Monk, Epistrophy
Thelonious Monk, I Love You Sweetheart of All My Dreams
     from the new album Palo Alto
Thelonious Monk, Nice Work If You Can Get It



Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Playlist: September 23, 2020

Johnny Mathis, Kol Nidre

Jeremiah Lockwood, Kol Nidre #3
Howell Devine, Smoke Coming Down
John Brothers Piano Company, Hothead
Sonny Green, Cupid Must Be Stupid
     from the new album Found! One Soul Singer
Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite, Birds of a Feather
     from the new album 100 Years of Blues
Chris Cain, I Believe I Got Off Cheap
Curtis Salgado, The Longer That I Live
Vanessa Collier, Freshly Squozen
     from the new album Heart on the Line
Kim Nalley, Never Make Your Move Too Soon
     Sat 9/26: Rise Up and Swing Out
Blonde Toledo, Lost in the Woods
     Sat 9/26 @ Lagunitas Brewing Company
William Shatner, Let's Work Together
     from the new album The Blues
William Shatner, Mr. Tambourine Man

Leonard Cohen, Almost Like the Blues
Leonard Cohen, Hey That's No Way to Say Goodbye
Bob Dylan, Hallelujah (live)
Marc Ribot & My Brightest Diamond, Bird on a Wire
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Tower of Song
Leonard Cohen, Democracy
Ray Charles, Sittin' on Top of the World
Ray Charles, (Night Time Is) The Right Time
John Coltrane, A Love Supreme, Pt. 1 – Acknowledgement
John Coltrane, Bessie's Blues



Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Playlist: September 16, 2020


Toots & The Maytals, Take Me Home, Country Road
Kronos Quartet feat. Meklit, The President Sang Amazing Grace

Special guest: Jeremiah Lockwood

Terrie Odabi, Grinnin' In Your Face
Jeremiah Lockwood, HaMelekh
Terrie Odabi, Mean Old World
Jeremiah Lockwood, Avinu Malkeinu Zakhor
The Fraternal Order of the Society Blues, Do Lord
Terrie Odabi, I'll Take You There (in-studio)

Leonard Cohen, Who By Fire (live)
The Temptations, Fiddler on the Roof Medley
Nina Simone, Eretz Zavat Halav
Eartha Kitt, Sholem
Alberta Hunter, Ich Hob Dich Tzufil Lieba
Don Tosti with Raul Diaz, Loco
Slim Gaillard, Meshuganah Mambo
The Crows with Melino and His Orchestra, Mambo Shevitz (Man, Oh Man)
Rob Reich, Elevator Up!
Phil Berkowitz, A Dollar Down
Stone Foxes, I'm A King Bee
Carolina Slim, Big Boss Man
BB King, Dark Is The Night (Parts 1&2)



Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Playlist: September 9, 2020

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Leonard Cohen, You Want It Darker
Bob Dylan, Not Dark Yet
Jeremiah Lockwood, Day HaMelekh
Book of J, When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder (in-studio)
King Street Giants, No Good Blues (in-studio)
King Street Giants, Span Off A Bird
     from the new album Everything Must Go
Fantastic Negrito, Your Sex Is Overrated
     from the new album Have You Lost Your Mind Yet
Fantastic Negrito, Working Poor (in-studio)
Big Harp George, Home Stretch (in-studio)
Big Harp George, Build Myself an App
     from the forthcoming album Living in the City
Aki Kumar, Pick Me Mama
Aki Kumar & Kid Andersen, Back to Bombay (in-studio)

Tumbledown House, Downhearted Blues (in-studio)
Deep Basement Shakers, Rag Mama Rag (in-studio)
John Brothers Piano Company, Dumka (in-studio)
John Brothers Piano Company, Fastball!
The Sam Chase, Train Song
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Everyone Is Crazy But Me (in-studio)
Royal Jelly Jive, Alhambra (in-studio)
Royal Jelly Jive, Tetris
Midtown Social, Fantastic Colors
Midtown Social, Shine Again (in-studio)
Barrio Manouche, Lucía (in-studio)
Barrio Manouche, Tangos de Cali



Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Playlist: September 2, 2020

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Cosa Nostra Strings, August
Jazz Mafia feat. Tiffany Austin, Wilderness
Shotgun Wedding Quintet, Evening
Brass Mafia, Whoopin' Blues
Jazz Mafia Accomplices feat. Dublin, With A Little Help From My Friends
Horace Silver, Señor Blues
Dee Dee Bridgewater, Going Down Slow
Red Archibald & The Internationals, I Love It When You Fax Me
Speckled Red, Uncle Sam’s Blues

Sarah Vaughan, September Song
Earth Wind & Fire, September
Johnnie Taylor, It's September
The Happenings, See You in September
Big Star, September Gurls
The Bangles, September Gurls
Rosanne Cash, September When It Comes (feat. Johnny Cash)


Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Playlist: August 26, 2020


Special guest: Nick Pulley

King Street Giants, Get Out
King Street Giants, Take Away
King Street Giants, 15 Hours
     from the new album Everything Must Go
King Street Giants, Mary Please
Louis Armstrong, Royal Garden Blues (live)
King Street Giants, Just Stick Around
     from the new album Everything Must Go
Otis Redding, Cigarettes and Coffee
Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ain't Nothin' But A Party

Hillstomp, Henry oh my Henry
Derek Irving and His Combo, Power in the Blood
     Fri 8/28 @ Hopmonk Tavern
Aki Kumar, The Rich Shall Inherit the Earth
Woody Herman, Blues In The Night
Steve Miller Band, Mercury Blues
Al Jarreau, Black and Blues
Dr. John & The Lower 911, Clean Water
Dr. John & The Lower 911, Wade: Hurricane Suite: Storm Warning
Dr. John & The Lower 911, Wade: Hurricane Suite: Storm Surge
Dr. John & The Lower 911, Wade: Hurricane Suite: Calm in the Storm
Dr. John & The Lower 911, Wade: Hurricane Suite: Aftermath
Dr. John & The Lower 911, Sweet Home New Orleans
Jimmy Rushing, Everyday I Have the Blues


Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Playlist: August 19, 2020


Gordon Lightfoot, Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
Gordon Lightfoot, Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Royal Jelly Jive, H.M.S. Soulbay
Rainbow Girls, Down Home Girl
     Fri 8/21 @ Anchor Brewing IG
Blonde Toledo, Phantom
     Fri 8/21 @ Slate Bar
Mitch Woods, In the Night / Lambaya Puf De
     Thu 8/20: Boogie Woogie Traveler
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Blow Me A Fat Note
     Fri 8/21: Risqué Rhythm, Part 2
Dianne Reeves, Sugar Blues
     Fri 8/21 @ SFJazz Center
Dee Dee Bridgewater, The Sweeter He Is
Bobby McFerrin, I Shall Be Released
     Thu 8/20: NEA Jazz Masters Tribute

Otis Redding, Stay In School
James Brown, Don't Be A Drop-Out
Brenda Holloway, Play It Cool, Stay In School
Bob Dylan, Straight A's in Love
Otis Rush, Homework (live)
Chuck Berry, School Days
The Ramones, Rock and Roll High School
The Kinks, Schooldays
Nat King Cole, You Don't Learn That in School
Babs Gonzales, Professor Bop
Harry Reser & His Six Jumping Jacks, I Love the College Girls
The Marquees, Hey School Girl
Tommy Facenda, High School U.S.A.
Gene Summers, School of Rock 'n Roll
Brownsville Station, Smokin' in the Boys Room

Count Basie Orchestra, How Long Blues
John Lee Hooker, How Long Blues


Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Playlist: August 12, 2020


Mark Hummel, Five Long Years
Gary Smith, You're So Fine (live)
Aki Kumar, Tiyachu
The Lucky Losers, Catch Desire By The Tail
     from the new album Godless Land
King Street Giants, Get Out
     from the new album Everything Must Go
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, One Hour Mama
     Fri 8/14: Risqué Rhythm
Adam Shulman Septet, Whose Blues
     Thu 8/13 @ SFJazz Center
Alligator Spacewalk, Resistance Rising
     Thu 8/13: Will's Birthday Bash
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Seven Nation Army
     Thu 8/13 @ Boom Boom Room
Red Room Orchestra, Pink Room
     Sat 8/15 @ The Chapel

Oscar Peterson, I Got Rhythm
Oscar Peterson, Rockin' in Rhythm
Oscar Peterson Trio, Place St. Henri
Oscar Peterson Trio, When Summer Comes (live)
Oscar Peterson Trio, Night Train
Oscar Peterson Trio, Georgia On My Mind
Oscar Peterson, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Oscar Peterson, One O'Clock Jump
Oscar Peterson, Greasy Blues (for Count Basie)
Oscar Peterson Trio, Laurentide Waltz
Oscar Peterson Trio, Hymn to Freedom



Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Playlist: August 5, 2020


Suzy Dorn, Animales Tocan Instrumentos
Suzy Dorn, Vamos de Paseo
Eddie Boyd, Five Long Years
Little Junior Parker, Five Long Years
John Lee Hooker, Five Long Years
Ike & Tina Turner, Five Long Years
Buddy & the Juniors, Five Long Years
Jimmy Yancey, Five O'Clock Blues
O.V. Wright, Nickel and a Nail
Tommy Castro, If I Had a Nickel
Red Nichols & His Orchestra, Five Pennies
Corb Lund, Five Dollar Bill
Gene Vincent, Five Feet of Lovin’
Johnny Cash, Five Feet High and Rising
Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan, Five Feet High and Rising
Bob Dylan, Old Five and Dimer
Louis Jordan, Five Guys Named Moe

Schoolhouse Rock, Multiplying By Fives
Blue Rodeo, Five Days in May
David Bowie, Five Years
Colin James, Five Long Years
Rhianna & Kanye West & Paul McCartney, FourFiveSeconds
The Proclaimers, I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Dolly Parton, 9 to 5
Walter Murphy, A Fifth of Beethoven
Dave Brubeck Quartet, Take 5


Thursday, July 30, 2020

Playlist: July 29, 2020


Terrie Odabi, Love Trumps Hate
Shemekia Copeland, Uncivil War
Tiffany Austin, You Must Believe in Spring
     Thu 7/30 @ Social Call
Betty Carter, Social Call
Amber Gougis, Prisoner (in-studio)
     Fri 7/31 @ Alta Waverly
Sons of the Soul Revivers, All Things Are Possible
      from the new album Songs We’ll Always Sing: A Tribute to the Pilgrim Jubilees
Lucky Losers, Godless Land
     from the forthcoming album Godless Land
King Street Giants, RMJ Dirge
     from the forthcoming album Everything Must Go
Bob Dylan, Crossing the Rubicon
     from the new album Rough and Rowdy Ways
Dion, Blues Comin' On
     from the new album Blues With Friends

Buddy Guy, Hello San Francisco
Buddy Guy, The Blues Is Alive and Well
Buddy Guy, DJ Play My Blues
Barry Goldberg, Blues For Barry And...
Michael Bloomfield, I've Got You in the Palm of My Hand
Michael Bloomfield, I'm Glad I'm Jewish
Roy Rogers, She's A Real Jaguar (in-studio)
Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings, Shake Your Moneymaker (live)
Charlie Christian, Solo Flight
Charlie Christian, Blues in B
Joe Venuti & His Blue Five, Jigsaw Puzzle Blues
Joe Venuti & His Blue Five, Pink Elephants