Thursday, May 13, 2021

Playlist: May 12, 2021

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Deep Basement Shakers, I'll Be Up Someday (in-studio)
Mark Hummel, She Moves Me (in-studio)
     Sat 5/15 @ The Back Room
Aki Kumar & Kid Anderson, Back to Bombay (in-studio)
Big Harp George, Home Stretch (in-studio)
Fantastic Negrito, Working Poor (in-studio)
Con Brio, California Cowboy (in-studio)
Kim Lembo, The Farm (in-studio)
Blonde Toledo, Little Miss Krissy (in-studio)
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Everyone Is Crazy But Me (in-studio)
Midtown Social, Shine Again (in-studio)
John Brothers Piano Company, Dumka (in-studio)

John Lennon, Instant Karma! (Evolution Documentary)
John Lennon, Isolation (Evolution Documentary)
John Lennon, Elvis medley
John Lennon, I Found Out (Home Demo)
John Lennon, Well Well Well (Home Demo)
John Lennon, Well Well Well (Take 4)
John Lennon, Remember (Evolution Documentary)
John Lennon, God (Home Demo)
John Lennon, Goodnight Irene
Yoko Ono, Remember Love
     from the new box set Plastic Ono Band: The Ultimate Collection

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Playlist: May 5, 2021

La Gente SF, La Mar (in-studio)
Howell Devine, Railroad Stomp (in-studio)
The Gold Souls, Worker's Lullaby (in-studio)
     Sat 5/08 @ The Back Room
Big Blu Soul Revue, And You Loved Me (in-studio)
     Sat 5/08 @ San Francisco Brewing Company
King Street Giants, No Good Blues (in-studio)
     Fri 5/07 @ Sally Tomatoes
Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, Letters (in-studio)
     Thu 5/06 @ The Chapel
The Lucky Losers, It Ain't Enough (in-studio)
Moonshine Jelly, Lucy and Zeb (in-studio)
Tumbledown House, Ode to Jospehine (in-studio)
Mark Growden, You Belong in New Orleans With Me (in-studio)
Noah Kibreab, Love Ain't Gonna Take It (in-studio)

John Lennon, Give Peace a Chance (take 4)
John Lennon, Cold Turkey (take 1)
John Lennon, Mother (Evolution documentary)
John Lennon, God (Evolution documentary)
John Lennon, Hold On (Jam)
John Lennon, I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama, I Don't Wanna Die
John Lennon, Mystery Train
John Lennon, Ain't That A Shame
John Lennon, Johnny B. Goode
Yoko Ono, Omae No Okaa We
     from the new box set Plastic Ono Band: The Ultimate Collection

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Playlist: April 28, 2021

H.E.R., Fight For You
H.E.R., I Can’t Breathe
Branford Marsalis, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
King Street Giants, Ale Street Shuffle
     Thu 4/29 @ Pint Size Lounge
Howell Devine, Funky Miracle
     Sat 5/01 @ The Back Room
The Caliopians, Valentine
Pamela Rose, Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning (feat. Darla Johnson)
     Sat 5/01 @ Freight & Salvage
Derek Irving & His Combo, Then You're Gone
     Fri 4/30 @ Lincoln Avenue Brewery
Vic Wong, Stardust
     Thu 4/29 @ The Rite Spot
Ian Santillano & the Housewarmers, I Wanna Go Outside Again
     Thu 4/29 @ The Break Room
Oran Etkin et al, Retirantes
     Fri 4/30 @ The Break Room

The 12th Annual Left-Hand-A-Thon

Louis Jordan, Never Let Your Left Hand Know What Your Right Hand's Doin'
Duke Robillard, Left Handed
Otis Rush, Feel So Bad (live)
Albert King, Why You So Mean to Me (live)
Paul McCartney, Lavatory Lil
Barbara Lynn, You're the Man
Elizabeth Cotten, Gaslight Blues
Katdelic, Love Thyself
Bobby Womack, All Along the Watchtower
Jimi Hendrix Experience, Like A Rolling Stone (live)
Dick Dale, Hava Nagila

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Playlist: April 21, 2021

Prince, Purple House (live)
Jimi Hendrix Experience, Earth Blues
Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)
Memphis Slim, Mother Earth
Mother Earth, Mother Earth
Kim Nalley, Sugar In My Bowl
King Street Giants, RMJ Dirge
     Fri 4/23 @ Speakeasy
29th Street Swingtet, Marmite Swing #1
     Sun 4/25 @ Et Cetera
Little Jonny & The Giants, Hey Little Lee
     Sun 4/25 @ Slowhand BBQ
Bob Dylan, Too Late
Greg Keelor, Black Feather
     from the new album Share the Love

Branford Marsalis, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Andra Day, Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer
Leslie Odom Jr, A Change Is Gonna Come
Jon Batiste, Soul medley
Jon Batiste, It's All Right
Branford Marsalis, Deep Moaning Blues
Branford Marsalis, Levee's Song
Leslie Odom Jr, Chain Gang
Billy Preston, Greazee
Keb' Mo', Tarriona 'Tank' Ball & Terence Blanchard, Howl For Me Daddy
L.C. Cooke, Put Me Down Easy
Andra Day, Ain't Nobody's Business
Branford Marsalis, Skip Skat Doodle-do
Branford Marsalis, Sweet Lil' Baby of Mine
Leslie Odom Jr, Speak Now

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Playlist: April 14, 2021

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

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