Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Playlist: April 14, 2021

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California Honeydrops, Bloodshot Eyes
     Sat-Sun 4/17-18 @ Crystal Bay Casino
Fantastic Negrito, King Frustration
     Thu 4/15 @ Fort Mason: Lost Landscapes of Oakland
Big Blu Soul Revue, Black Pearl
     Sat 4/17 @ San Francisco Brewing Company
Joe Warner Trio, Nothing From Nothing
     Thu 4/15 @ Piedmont Piano Company
Jon Lawton, Looks Like It's Over
     Sat 4/17 @ Hopmonk Novato
     Sun 4/18 @ Under Saloon
Loretta Lynn, Coal Miner's Daughter
Herbie Hancock, Chameleon
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Make It Back to Memphis (live)

Junior Parker, Taxman
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Taxman
The Beatles, Taxman
Ambrose & His Orchestra, If They Ever Had an Income Tax on Love
Fiddlin' John Carson, Taxes on the Farmer Feeds Them All
J.B. Lenoir, Tax Payin' Blues
Robert Cray Band, 1040 Blues
Yellowman, Nah Pay No Tax
Lucky Dube, Taxman
Prince Buster, Taxation
Schoolhouse Rock, Tax Man Tax
Bob Dylan, Workingman's Blues #2
Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Working Man
Eddy Clearwater, I.R.S. Man

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Playlist: April 7, 2021

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Baseball Canto
Megan Slankard, I'm a Giants Fan
The Treniers, Say Hey (The Willie Mays Song)
Mabel Scott, Baseball Boogie
Sister Wynona Carr, The Ball Game
Marcus Shelby Orchestra, Black Ball Swing
Big Blu Soul Revue, I Know
     Thu 4/08 @ Amado's
Jimbo Trout & The Fish People, Milk Cow Blues
     Sat 4/10 @ Amado's
Royal Jelly Jive, In Heaven
     Thu 4/08 @ JAM Happy Hour
Brett Brandstatt, Honest I Do
     Thu 4/08 @ Piedmont Piano Company
HowellDevine, The Key
     Fri 4/09 @ Roxx on Main
Derek Irving & His Combo, Combo Boogie
     Sun 4/11 @ Brewsters Beer Garden
Terrie Odabi, Wade in the Water
Meklit, Birthday Song

Billie Holiday, Billie's Blues
The Temptations, Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
Janis Joplin, Me and Bobby McGee
Paul McCartney, Another Day
John Lennon, Power to the People
George Harrison, What Is Life
Stevie Wonder, We Can Work It Out
Marvin Gaye, What's Going On
Ike & Tina Turner, Proud Mary
Santana, Oye Como Va
Tom Jones, She's A Lady
Neil Diamond, I Am... I Said
Neil & Dara Sedaka, Should've Never Let You Go


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Playlist: March 31, 2021

Balkan Bump, Cocek Amerika (Nickodemus Remix)
Blonde Toledo, Rope
Kid Andersen, Strange Land
     Tue 4/06 @ Live from the Suga Shack
Sugaray Rayford, Homemade Disaster
Chris Cain, Space Force
     from the new album Raisin' Cain
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Downhearted Blues
     Fri 4/02 @ Swingin' Cocktail Hour
Helen Humes, They Raided the Joint
Alberta Hunter, Amtrak Blues
Lowell Fulson, San Francisco Blues
Big Maceo Merriweather, Chicago Breakdown
Etta Baker, Carolina Breakdown
Sonny Boy Williamson, Blue Bird Blues
Sue Foley, Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair
Zakiya Hooker, Love Hotel

Aretha Franklin, April Fools
Dionne Warwick, The April Fools
Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar Peterson, April in Paris
Sarah Vaughan. Do Away With April
Corey Glover, April Rain
Simon & Garfunkel, April Come She Will
Ike & Tina Turner, A Fool in Love
Ray Charles, A Fool for You
Stevie Wonder, I Pity the Fool
Macy Blackman (feat. Nancy Wright), A Fool in Love (in-studio)
Toots & the Maytals, Fool For You
Cyndi Lauper (feat. Charlie Musselwhite), Just Your Fool
Bob Dylan, I'm a Fool to Want You
Bob Dylan, A Fool Such As I

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Playlist: March 24, 2021

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Fantastic Negrito, Platypus Dipster
Taj Mahal, Señor Blues
     Sat 3/27 @ UC Theatre
Bobby Young Project, House of the Rising Sun
     Thu 3/25 @ Piedmont Piano Company
Ensemble Mik Nawooj, Bach on Transcendence
     Thu 3/25 @ Asian Art Museum
Gunhild Carlin, The Final Countdown
     Sun 3/28 @ Piedmont Piano Company
The Cosmo Alleycats, I'm Always Drunk in San Francisco
     Sun 3/28 @ Seven Stills
Dave Ricketts, Daddy's High Again
     Fri 3/26 @ Word
Vic Wong, Stardust
     Thu 3/25 @ Rite Spot
Barrio Manouche, Despierta
     Thu 3/25 @ Chile Lindo
The Crux, Phaedrus
Aretha Franklin, Night Time Is The Right Time

Bob Dylan, Little Moses (take 1)
Bob Dylan, Little Moses (live)
Darondo, Let My People Go
Mavis Staples, Go Down Moses
Zvuloon Dub System, Go Down Moses
Roger Rivas and the Brothers of Reggae, 10 Plagues
The Afro-Semitic Experience, Avadim Hayinu
Zion Harmonizers, Brother Moses Smote the Water
Nina Simone, I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
The Barry Sisters, Passover Medley
Slim & Slam, Matzo Balls
Urban Funk Monkeys, Barbaric Matzoh
Meshugga Beach Party, Dayenu
Desmond Dekker & The Aces, Israelites

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Playlist: March 10, 2021

Daniel Kahn & Friends, 
דאָס לאַנד איז דײַן לאַנד
Greg Keelor, Wonder
     from the forthcoming album Share the Love
     Thu 3/11 @ Instagram Live
California Honeydrops, I Wanna Go Home (live)
California Honeydrops, Fire and Rain
Macy Blackman, Moanin'
     Thu 3/11 @ Piedmont Piano Company
Aki Kumar, Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo
     Sat 3/13 @ The Sound Room
Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, Broke the Moon (live)
     Wed 3/17 @ Fernwood Resort
Taj Mahal, Fishin' Blues
Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band, Honky Tonk (live)
Jon Cleary, 21st Century Gypsy Singing Lover Man
     Sat 3/13 @ UC Theatre

Buddy Guy, DJ Play My Blues
Dennis Johnson, Radio Blues (in-studio)
The Guess Who, Clap for the Wolfman
The Blasters, Border Radio
The Ramones, Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio
Shemekia Copeland, Who Stole My Radio?
Joni Mitchell, You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio
Regina Spektor, On the Radio
Donna Summer, On the Radio
Rupa & the April Fishes, Electric Gumbo Radio
Postmodern Jukebox, Video Killed the Radio Star
Queen, Radio Ga-Ga
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Last DJ

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Playlist: March 3, 2021

Bunny Wailer, Dreamland
     Bunny Livingston (1947-2021)
The Wailers, Dreamland
The Wailers, This Train
The Wailers, Who Feels It (Knows It)
The Wailers, Hallelujah Time
The Wailers, Burnin'
Aki Kumar, Zindagi
Goodnight Texas, Hypothermic
HowellDevine, Sadie
     Sat 3/06: Can't Stop the Blues
Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums, Maybe Later
     Sun 3/07 @ Piedmont Piano Company
Laurie Anderson & Tammy L. Hall, Songs For Women
     Fri 3/05: SFJazz Fridays at Five
Aretha Franklin, Dr. Feelgood (Love Is A Serious Business)
     Sun 3/07: Social Distance Live Covers Aretha Franklin

Bob Dylan, Alligator Man
Bob Dylan, Alligator Man (rock version)
Bob Dylan, Alligator Man (country version)
Bob Dylan, Can't Help Falling In Love
Bob Dylan, Come All You Fair and Tender Ladies
Bob Dylan, Untitled 1970 Instrumental #1
Bob Dylan, Come A Little Bit Closer (take 2)
Bob Dylan, Went to See the Gypsy (take 6)
Bob Dylan (w/ George Harrison), I Met Him on a Sunday
Bob Dylan (w/ George Harrison), Matchbox
Bob Dylan (w/ George Harrison), Your True Love
Bob Dylan (w/ George Harrison), Telephone Wire
Bob Dylan (w/ George Harrison), Fishing Blues
Bob Dylan (w/ George Harrison), Honey Just Allow Me One More Chance
Bob Dylan (w/ George Harrison), It Ain't Me Babe
     from the new album 1970
Bob Dylan, False Prophet
Sailor Sabol & QW4RTZ, The Star-Spangled Banner

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Playlist: February 24, 2021

Mars Perseverance Rover, Wind
Lawrence Ferlinghetti At 100: Bay Area Poets Pay Tribute
The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, We Remember Greatness
     Thu 2/25: Black Music Through the Ages
Sly & The Family Stone, Stand!
Marcus Shelby Orchestra, Transition 1 (Pittsburg)
Marcus Shelby Orchestra, Transition 2 (New York)
Traveling Wilburys, Heading For The Light
The Beatles, While My Guitar Gently Weeps (take 2)
The Beatles, Something (demo)
Bob Dylan (w/ George Harrison), Yesterday
The Beatles, Long Long Long

Bob Dylan, Long Black Veil
Bob Dylan, Jamaica Farewell
Bob Dylan, Bring Me A Little Water, Sylvie (take 1)
Bob Dylan, Tomorrow Is A Long Time (take 1)
Bob Dylan, Universal Soldier
Bob Dylan, Things About Comin' My Way
Bob Dylan, Little Moses
Bob Dylan, Alberta (take 2)
Bob Dylan, Alberta (take 5)
Bob Dylan (w/ George Harrison), If Not For You (take 1)
Bob Dylan (w/ George Harrison), Time Passes Slowly (rehearsal)
Bob Dylan (w/ George Harrison), If Not For You (take 2)
Bob Dylan (w/ George Harrison), One Too Many Mornings
Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, One Too Many Mornings
Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, Don't Think Twice / Understand Your Man
Bob Dylan, One More Weekend
     from the new album 1970

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Playlist: February 17, 2021

Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco, Celia & Johnny
     Johnny Pacheco (1935-2021)
Tom Waits, I Wish I Was in New Orleans (In the Ninth Ward)
Brass Mafia, Ode to Joe
Brass Band Mission, Making Moves
Mission Delirium, Rum & Coke
West Grand Brass Band, Slick Beatnik
Brass Magic (feat. Kaila Bace), Runabout
MJ's Brass Boppers, U Can't Rock Unless U Roll
Brass Monkey Brass Band, Elbo Rhumba
Minor Mishap Marching Band, Track Suit
79ers Gang, Brand New Day

The Wild Tchoupitaloulas, Wild Tchoupitoulas
Professor Longhair, Tipitina
Professor Longhair, Go To the Mardi Gras
Irma Thomas, Be You
Hugh Laurie, Junker's Blues
Champion Jack Dupree, Junker Blues
Fats Domino, The Fat Man
Mitch Woods, Walking to New Orleans (live)
Mitch Woods, Gumbo Blues
King Street Giants, Tootie Ma (Is a Big Fine Thing)
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? 
Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review, All Night Long
California Honeydrops, Cry For Me
Mark Growden & The New Orleans Heavis, Here's To You

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Playlist: February 10, 2021

Jim Cuddy, Maybe Sometime
     Fri 2/12: Valentine Blues
Blue Rodeo, Rena
King Dream, Return to Zero
     Fri 2/12: #JaMHappyHour
Con Brio, Nonsense
Curtis Salgado, The Fix Is In
     from the new album Damage Control
The Caliopians, Valentine
Deanna Bogart, Conversing With Lincoln
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Two Hearts
Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums, Do You Want to Get Lucky?
     Sun 2/14: Sweethearts of the Blues
Marty O'Reilly, Preach 'Em Now
     Sat 2/13: Small World Theatre Cabaret
Kim Nalley, Trouble of the World
     Thu 2/11: Hearts in SF
Ornette Coleman, The Shape of Jazz to Come

Mississippi Mud Mashers, Bring It On Home to Grandma
The Swallows, It Ain't the Meat It's the Motion
Bo Carter, Ants In My Pants
Sippie Wallace, A Man for Every Day in the Week
Lillie Mae Kirkham, He's Just My Size
Barrelhouse Annie, If It Don't Fit Don't Force It
Armed Forces Radio Orchestra, Take A Pro
Wynonie Harris, I Want My Fanny Brown
Crown Prince Waterford, Move Your Hand Baby
Frankie 'Half-Pint' Jaxon, It Must Be Jelly (Cos Jam Don't Shake Like That)
The Treniers, Poon Tang
Jimmy Rushing, Tricks Ain't Walkin'
Memphis Minnie, If You See My Rooster
Lil Johnson, Take It Easy Greasy
Georgia White, Hot Nuts (Get 'Em From the Peanut Man)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe, I Want a Tall Skinny Papa
John Lee Hooker, My Daddy Was a Jockey
Papa Charlie Jackson, You Put It In, I'll Take It Out

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Playlist: February 3, 2021

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The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, Still I Rise
     Thu 2/04: Black Music – Blues and Bars
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Something Got A Hold On Me
     Sat 2/20: 7th Annual Black History Month Celebration
Billie Holiday, Strange Fruit
     Sun 2/07: CJM Sunday Stories
Kim Nalley, Big Hooded Black Man
     Thu 2/11: Hears in SF
Tiffany Austin, Greenwood
Marcus Shelby, Harriet Tubman (Prelude)
The Treniers, Say Hey (The Willie Mays Song)
Teddy Brannon Orchestra, Don Newcomb Really Throws That Ball
Buddy Johnson, Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?
Marcus Shelby, Black Ball Swing (Kansas City)
Terence Brewer feat. Gift of Gab & D Wolf, Keep It Rollin'
Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy, Superstar
Mamie Smith, Crazy Blues

Chubby Checker, Back in the U.S.S.R.
The 5 Stairsteps, Dear Prudence
Fats Domino, Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
Major Harris, Like A Rolling Stone
Bobby Womack, All Along the Watchtower
Brook Benton, Don't Think Twice It's Alright
Nina Simone, Here Comes the Sun
Maxine Brown, We Can Work It Out
Aretha Franklin, Eleanor Rigby
Screamin' Jay Hawkins, A Hard Day's Night
Bill Brandon, I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Esther Phillips, Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
Staples Singers, Masters of War
Marion Williams, I Pity the Poor Immigrant
Lowell Fulson, Why Don't We Do It In The Road
Junior Parker, Tomorrow Never Knows

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Playlist: January 27, 2021

Naked Roommate, Fondu Guru
The Caliopians, Magic in Your Kiss
Ambrose Akinmusire, Blues (We measure the heart with a fist)
Monophonics, Day Bay Day
Dougie Stu, Joyride
California Honeydrops, Just One More
Quinn DeVeaux, Trouble
King Street Giants, Ale Park Shuffle
Sally Mango, Undone
Deerhoof, Love-Lore 3
Eternal Drag, Thirty-Eight
The Lucky Losers, Godless Land

Aviv Geffen, A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
Bob Dylan, Shelter From the Storm (live)
Tom Waits, A Little Rain
Tom Waits, Rains On Me
Tom Waits, Make It Rain
California Honeydrops, Rain
Irma Thomas, It's Raining
Bertha Hill, Some Cold Rainy Day
Bessie Smith, Standin' in the Rain Blues
Grupo 15, Lluvia
Tomorrow's Children, Rain Rocksteady
The Tenors, Weather Report
The Techniques, I Wish It Would Rain
The Three Tops, It's Raining
Blue Rodeo, After the Rain (demo)

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Playlist: January 20, 2021

Amanda Gorman, The Hill We Climb
Beyoncé, At Last
Funkadelic, One Nation Under a Groove
Edwin Hawkins Singers, Oh Happy Day
Too $hort, Oakland 
Kendrick Lamar, Humble
Aretha Franklin, Young, Gifted, and Black
Bob Marley & The Wailers, Sun Is Shining
A Tribe Called Quest, Check the Rhime
Prince, Purple Rain
Lady Gaga, Shallow

Calvin Coolidge, Inaugural Address
Ella Fitzgerald, Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe
Lena Horne, Good For Nothin' Joe
Louis Jordan, Run Joe
Harry Belafonte, Hold 'Em Joe
Bob Dylan, Abraham, Martin, and John
Bob Dylan, Dear Mrs. Roosevelt
Bob Dylan, Diamond Joe
Neil Young, Campaigner
Ashford & Simpson, Solid as Barack
Guitar Shorty, Please Mr. President
James Brown, Funky President (People It's Bad)
They Might Be Giants, Lincoln, Washington And That Jefferson Guy