Thursday, March 21, 2019

Playlist: March 20, 2019

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Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Make It Back to Memphis (live)
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Calling San Francisco (live)
     from the new album Killin' It Live
     Fri-Sat 3/22-23 @ Rancho Nicasio
Little Charlie and Organ Grinder Swing, Broadway
     Sun 3/24 @ Palms Playhouse
Davina & The Vagabonds, Shake That Thing
     Wed 3/27 @ Kuumbwa Jazz
     Thu-Fri 3/28-29 @ SFJazz Center
Dee Dee Bridgewater, Hound Dog
     Wed 3/20-21 @ Yoshi's
Big Blu Soul Revue, E. Walkin'
     Thu 3/21 @ Boom Boom Room
Blonde Toledo, Phantom
Van Goat, Follow Me Under
     Sat 3/23 @ [secret West Berkeley location]
Catherine Russell, Troubled Waters
     Sun 3/24 @ Fairmont San Francisco
George Cole, You Got a Glow
     Fri 3/22 @ Piedmont Center for the Arts
Ismail Lumanovski & Inspector Gadje, E Borjengo Oro
     Sat 3/23 @ Rickshaw Stop

Andy Statman Quartet, Purim
Fran Avni, Hamentashen Suite
Book of J, La Caída de Aman (in-studio)
Sonny Boy Williamson, Springtime Blues
Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Didn't It Rain
Jimmie Vaughan, Funny How Time Slips Away


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Playlist: March 13, 2019


Culann's Hounds, Twin Peaks
Book of J, My Sun Will Never Go Down
     Sun 3/17 @ SFJazz Center
Gino Matteo, Pulpit in the Graveyard
     Fri 3/15 @ Poor House Bistro
     Sun 3/17 @ Club Fox
Daniel Castro, Got My Mojo Workin'
     Sun 3/17 @ Club Fox
Rockin' Johnny Burgin, Neoprene Fedora
     Fri 3/15 @ Capitola Wine Bar
     Sat 3/16 @ Poor House Bistro
Rainbow Girls, L-O-V-E
     Fri 3/15 @ Humble Sea Brewing
     Sat 3/16 @ Veterans Memorial Center (Davis)
Quebe Sisters, Flatbush Waltz
     Thu 3/14 @ Yoshi's
     Sat 3/16 @ Sutter Creek Theatre
T Sisters, Make It Rain
     Sat 3/16 @ Swedish American Hall
Dee Dee Bridgewater, Try A Little Tenderness
     Fri-Sun 3/15-17 @ Blue Note Napa
     Mon 3/18 @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center
     Wed-Thu 3/20-21 @ Yoshi's
Sal's Greenhouse, Rock Bottom
     Thu 3/14 @ The Independent
     Fri 3/15 @ The New Parish
     Fri 3/15 @ The New Parish 

Chicago Ensemble, All That Jazz
Chicago Ensemble, When You're Good to Mama
     Fri-Sun 3/15-17 @ Throckmorton Theatre
Billie Holiday, Strange Fruit
Art Tatum, Over the Rainbow
Solomon Linda's Original Evening Birds, Mbube
Glenn Miller Orchestra, Moonlight Serenade
     Fri 3/15 @ Yoshi's
Avishai Cohen, Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
     Mon 3/18 @ Yoshi's
Swoop Unit, Backwards Boogaloo
     Fri 3/15 @ Boom Boom Room
Sly & the Family Stone, St. James Infirmary (live)
Sly & the Family Stone, Stand!


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Playlist: March 6, 2019

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King Street Giants, My Glasses
     Fri 3/08 @ Blue Note Napa
     Sat 3/09 @ Rio Nido Roadhouse
Rebirth Brass Band, Mardi Gras Medley
     Thu 3/07 @ Moe's Alley
     Fri-Sat 3/08-09 @ August Hall

Special in-studio guests: Book of J (Jewlia Eisenberg & Jeremiah Lockwood)

     Sun 3/17 @ SFJazz Center

Twelve Gates
In My Heart Burns a Fire (in-studio)
Darlin' Corey (in-studio)
The Moon Did Not Shine (in-studio)
La Caida de Aman (in-studio)
Famous Flower (in-studio)
Do Lord

Midtown Social, Mellow Down
No Lovely Thing, Open
     Fri 3/08  The New Parish
Fantastic Negrito, Nothing Without You
     Sat 3/09 @ The Ritz
Cafe R&B, I'm Free
     Sat 3/09 @ Biscuits & Blues
Shawn Holt & The Teardrops, Please Don't Dog Me
     Fri 3/08 @ Biscuits & Blues
Shovelman, This Little Pig
     Sat 3/09 @ Hopmonk Tavern
John Brothers Piano Company, CHP (live)
     Sat 3/09 @ Blue Note Napa
Mitch Woods, Caledonia's Party
     Thu 3/07 @ Biscuits & Blues
     Sat 3/09 @ Poor House Bistro
Mimi Fox, Day Tripper
     Thu 3/07 @ Freight & Salvage
Wes Montgomery, Blues in F


Thursday, February 28, 2019

Playlist: February 27, 2019


Book of J, 12 Gates
     Wed 3/06 @ Fog City Blues
Rainbow Girls, Daydreaming
     Sat 3/02 @ Cornerstone
     Sun 3/03 @ Mystic Theatre
Royal Jelly Jive, Little One
     Fri 3/01 @ Firehouse Arts Center
     Sat 3/02 @ Hopmonk Tavern
California Honeydrops, Hold It Down
     Fri-Sat 3/01-02 @ The New Parish
Quinn DeVeaux, Going Where
     Sat 3/02 @ The New Parish
Meklit & Quinn, I Was Made to Love Her
Meklit, Memories of the Future
    Tue 3/05 @ Rickshaw Stop
Shemekia Copeland, Such a Pretty Flame
     Fri 3/01 @ El Campanil Theatre
Bill Frisell, Blues for Los Angeles
     Thu-Sun 2/28-3/03 @ Freight & Salvage
Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, Them Changes (live)
     from the new album Killin' It Live
     Fri 3/01 @ Yoshi's

Special in-studo guests: Miguel Govea and Tregar Otton

     Sat-Sun 3/16-17 @ Community Music Center: Field Day

Larry Dunn, Yo' Mambo
Jennifer Peringer, La Muerte del Angel
Jon Jang, Butterfly Lovers Song
Annelise Zamula, Divina
La Doña, Nada Me Pertenece
Maestro Curtis, Sivad’s Galaxy

The Beatles, While My Guitar Gently Weeps (demo)
The Beatles, While My Guitar Gently Weeps (take 27)





Thursday, February 21, 2019

Playlist: February 20, 2019


Bobby Rush, 9 Below Zero
     Thu 2/21 @ Sweetwater Hall
HowellDevine, Going Down South
     Thu 2/21 @ Sweetwater Hall
     Wed 2/27 @ Biscuits & Blues
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The Ghost of Smokey Joe
     Fri 2/22 @ Bankhead Theatre
     Sat 2/23 @ Uptown Theatre
Naomi & Her Handsome Devils, Little Girl Blues
     Fri 2/22 @ Veterans Memorial Building

Special in-studio guests: Rainbow Girls

     Sat 3/02 @ Cornerstone
     Sun 3/03 @ Mystic Theatre

Rainbow Girls, Down Home Girl
     from the forthcoming album Give the People What They Want
Rainbow Girls, Elvis Presley Blues
     from the forthcoming album Give the People What They Want
Rainbow Girls, The Folksinger's Contract (in-studio)
Shook Twins, Stay Wild
Rainbow Girls, Smoke Rings (in-studio)
Rainbow Girls, Something I've Been Meaning to Say (in-studio)
Rainbow Girls, Old Fashioned Passion (in-studio)
Rainbow Girls, Up in the Bedroom Lobby (in-studio)
Rainbow Girls, A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (in-studio)
     from the forthcoming album Give the People What They Want

Jazz Mafia feat. Tiffany Austin, Wilderness
     Fri 2/22 @ Paramount Theatre
Catherine Russell, Troubled Waters
     Sun 2/24 @ Hammer Theatre
Terrie Odabi, Hold Up the Light
     Wed 2/27 @ Club Fox
Mazzy Star, Fade Into You
     Sun 2/24 @ Fox Theatre
Nina Simone, Blues For Mama
Irma Thomas, Somebody Told You
Seth Augustus, It'll Be Me
The Beatles, Not Guilty



Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Playlist: February 13, 2019


Buddy Guy, DJ Play My Blues
Regina Spektor, On the Radio
Tiffany Austin, Resolution
     Fri 2/15 @ Cafe Stritch
     Sun 2/17 @ Philosophy Talk Live at the Marsh
The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, Comes Love
     Sat-Sun 2/16-17 @ SFJazz Center
Lilan Kane, Sunday Kind of Love
     Thu-Fri 2/14-15 @ SFJazz Center
Etta James, At Last
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, New Blowtop Blues
     Thu 2/14 @ Biscuits & Blues
     Sat 2/16 @ Mildred Owen Concert Hall
Otis Taylor, Jump Jelly Belly
     Fri-Sat 2/15-16 @ Biscuits & Blues
HowellDevine, Sadie
     Fri 2/15 @ The Back Room
Magic Sam, Just A Little Bit
Wardell Gray, Twisted
Otis Taylor, Banjo Bam Bam

Cleo Gibson, I've Got Ford Engine Movements in My Hips
Victoria Spivey, Good Cabbage
Lil Johnson, Sam the Hot Dog Man
Wynonie Harris, She Kept On Sittin' On It All The Time
Johnny Temple, Sit Right On It
Crown Prince Waterford, Move Your Hand Baby
Fats Noel, Ride Daddy Ride
The Treniers, Poon Tang
Julia Lee, King Size Papa
Sister Rosetta Tharpe, I Want a Tall Skinny Papa
Mabel Scott, Just Give Me a Man
Lowell Fulson, Let Me Ride in Your Automobile
Bob Dylan, Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (take 3)
Bob Dylan, New Pony
Bob Dylan, Call Letter Blues (take 1)
Bob Dylan, Meet Me in the Morning (take 1, remake 2)


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Playlist: February 6, 2019


Hubby Jenkins, Mean Ol Frisco
     Thu 2/07 @ SFJazz Center
     Fri 2/08 @ lille æske
     Sat 2/09 @ Community Center of Mendocino
Leyla McCalla, The Capitalist Blues
     Thu 2/07 @ Kuumbwa Jazz
     Sat-Sun 2/09-10 SFJazz Center
Rainbow Girls, The Folksinger's Contract
Aviva Lipkowitz, Little Fire
King Dream, All the Present Has Endowed
     Thu 2/07 @ The Independent
Tumbledown House, One Mistake Will Do
     Fri 2/08 @ The Terrace Room
     Sat 2/09 @ Brask House
Blonde Toledo, Aging Lion
     Sat 2/09 @ Ireland's 32
North Mississippi Allstars, Mississippi Bollweevil (live)
     Sat 2/09 @ The Independent
     Sun 2/10 @ Terrapin Crossroads
Sons of the Soul Revivers, I'm a New Creature (live)
     Thu 2/07 @ Freight & Salvage
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Over and Over
     Sun 2/10 @ Freight & Salvage

Bob Marley & The Wailers, Talkin' Blues
The Wailers, It Hurts To Be Alone
The Wailers, Simmer Down
The Wailers, Nobody Knows
Bob Marley & The Wailers, Adam and Eve
The Wailers, Rolling Stone
Bob Dylan, Don't Think Twice, It's Alright (rehearsal)
Bob Dylan, Knockin' On Heaven's Door (rehearsal)
Joan Osborne, You're Gonna Make Lonesome When You Go
     Sat 2/09-10 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
Bob Dylan, You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go




Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Playlist: January 30, 2019


Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Careless Love (live)
     Thu 1/31 @ SFJazz Center
Rob Reich, Bootlegger's Balls
     Fri 2/01 @ Bird & Beckett
Quinn DeVeaux, One More Try
     Fri 2/01 @ Armando's
     Sat 2/02 @ Smiley's Schooner Saloon
Fantastic Negrito, About a Bird
     Thu 1/31 @ The New Parish
Aki Kumar, Bollywood Blues
     Thu 1/31 @ Biscuits & Blues

Special in-studio guest: Jeremy Lyon

     Fri 2/01 @ Starry Plough
     Thu 2/07 @ The Independent

King Dream, Demon
King Dream, My Love
Rainbow Girls, American Dream
Money + Power (in-studio)
First World Problem Blues (in-studio)
Well Wishes (in-studio)
King Dream, Patriot

It Was 50 Years Ago Today: The Apple Rooftop Concert

The Beatles, Get Back
The Beatles, Get Back
The Beatles, Don't Let Me Down
The Beatles, I've Got A Feeling
The Beatles, One After 909
The Beatles, Dig A Pony
The Beatles, I've Got A Feeling
The Beatles, Don't Let Me Down
The Beatles, Get Back

Hot Club of San Francisco, Because
Hot Club of San Francisco, Hey Jude / Duke & Dukie
     Thu 1/31 @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center


Thursday, January 24, 2019

Playlist: January 23, 2019


Fantastic Negrito, A New Beginning
     Tue 1/29 @ The New Parish
EllaHarp, Dirty Money
     Tue 1/29 @ The Lost Church
Tumbledown House, After A Fire
     Fri 1/25 @ Club Deluxe
Blonde Toledo, Phantom
     Sat 1/26 @ Revolution Cafe

Special in-studio guests: Rob Reich Quartet

     Sat 1/26 @ Ashkenaz
     Fri 2/01 @ Bird & Beckett

What's Left
     from the forthcoming album Rob Reich Swings Left
Sweep Me Away (in-studio)
I Got It (in-studio)
The Vision (in-studio)
Cat Scorner
     from the forthcoming album Rob Reich Swings Left
That's What I'm Trying to Do (in-studio)
Can I Get That Feeling (in-studio)
How to Be A Weirdo (in-studio)
Viper's Nightmare
     from the forthcoming album Rob Reich Swings Left

Rhythm Future Quartet, Olli's Bossa
Barrio Manouche, La Marcha Gatina
Hot Club of San Francisco, If I Needed Someone
     Fri-Sun 1/25-27 @ Freight & Salvage: Django Reinhardt Birthday Festival
Django Reinhardt, St. Louis Blues
Django Reinhardt, Chicago
Django Reinhardt, Alabamy Bound
Django Reinhardt, Belleville
Bill Frisell, Masters of War
     Fri 1/25 @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Cassandra Wilson, Hellhound On My Trail
     Fri-Sat 1/25-26 @ Blue Note Napa
Etta James, The Wallflower
Elmore James, Sunny Land
Bobby 'Blue' Bland, I'm So Tired




Thursday, January 17, 2019

Playlist: January 16, 2019


California Honeydrops, On A Rainy Day
California Honeydrops, Rain
Tom Waits, A Little Rain
Tom Waits, Rains On Me
Tom Waits, Make It Rain
Tom Waits, Rain Dogs

Bob Dylan, This Dream of You
David Bromberg, It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train to Cry
Veretski Pass, Orphan Runaway
     from the new album The Magid Chronicles
     Sun 1/20 @ St. Alban's Episcopal Church
Junk Parlor, Ragged Hearts
     Thu 1/17 @ Club Deluxe
     Sat 1/19 @ Lagunitas Brewing Company
Infamous Stringdusters, American Girl
     Fri 1/18 @ The Fillmore
The M-Tet, Your Friendly Neighborhood Serial Killer
     Sat 1/19 @ Boom Boom Room
Mojo Morganfield, Who's Gonna Be Your Sweet Man When I'm Gone
     Thu 1/17 @ Hotel Utah Saloon

Bobby Rush, You Don't Love Me
Kenny Neal & Billy Branch, The Son I Never Knew
Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue, Dim Lights
     Fri-Sat 1/18-19 @ Freight & Salvage
Jonathan Butler, No Woman No Cry
     Sat-Sun 1/19-20 @ Yoshi's
Pamela Rose, Blues Is A Mighty River
     Thu 1/17 @ SFJazz Center
Sheila Jordan, Sheila's Blues
     Sun 1/20 @ SFJazz Center
Lori Carsillo, Out of the Blue
     Sat 1/19 @ SFJazz Center
Kat Edmonson, Old Fashioned Gal
     Fri 1/18 @ SFJazz Center
Barbara Lynn, Never Found a Man
Captain Beefheart, Kiss Where I Kain't


Thursday, January 10, 2019

Playlist: January 9, 2019


Midtown Social, Socialite Boogie
     Fri 1/11 @ The New Parish
Aki Kumar, Watermelon Man
     Thu 1/10 @ Moe's Alley
     Sat 1/12 @ Club Deluxe
Sean Hayes, Waiting in Vain
John Vanderslice, Graceland
     Thu 1/10 @ Rickshaw Stop
Wil Blades, I Get the Blues When It Rains
     Fri 1/11 @ Boom Boom Room
Paris Combo, Living Room
     Sat 1/12 @ Freight & Salvage
Django Shredders, Bei Dir War Es Immer So Schon
     Sat 1/12 @ Bankhead Theater
     Sun 1/13 @ Center for the Arts
George Cole, Roma Danse
     Fri 1/11 @ Red Poppy Art House
Barrio Manouche, La Vida de un Ruso
     Sat 1/12 @ Club Deluxe
Regina Carter, Shoo-Rye
     Fri 1/11 @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center

Nick Moss Band feat. Dennis Grueling, Note on the Door
     Fri 1/11 @ Biscuits & Blues
     Sat 1/12 @ Poor House Bistro
Wayne Baker Brooks, Nu Kinda Blues
     Sat 1/12 @ Biscuits & Blues
Harvey Mandel, Wade in the Water
     Sun 1/13 @ Biscuits & Blues
The Magpie Salute, High Water
The Stone Foxes, I'm A King Bee
     Fri 1/11 @ The UC Theatre
Pamela Rose, Blues Is A Woman
     Mon 1/14 @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Ruth Brown, I Don't Know
Slim Harpo, I'm A King Bee
Slim Gaillard Quartet, Dunkin' Bagel
Mississippi Sheiks, Last Stage Blues
Tampa Red, No Matter How She Done It
Mississippi Fred McDowell, Shake 'Em On Down


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Playlist: January 2, 2019


The Qualities, Happy New Year to You!
The Heartbeats, After New Year's
Billy Ward & His Dominoes, Ringing in a Brand New Year 
Lil Son Jackson, New Year's Resolution
Roy Milton Solid Serenaders, New Year's Resolution Blues
Johnny Otis Orchestra, Happy New Year Baby
Lonnie Johnson, Happy New Year Darling
Lightnin' Hopkins, Happy New Year
Mary Harris, Happy New Year Blues

Best of 2018 in-studio

Fog Swamp, New Year's Shuffle
Soltron, I Live Where You Vacation
Pamela Parker, Red
Book of J, The Partisan
Blonde Toledo, Magic In Your Kiss
Seth Augustus, Hey Hey Heraclitus
Culann's Hounds, Zombie
Kyra Gordon, Trouble in Mind
Moonshine Jelly, High Card Low Card
Kim Lembo, Guy Jacquier & Adam Rossi, Telluride Blues
PC Muñoz & Dem One, Rightstarter Improvisation
Tiffany Austin, Greenwood
Kendra McKinley, Sink
Quinn DeVeaux, Do Right Woman Do Right Man
Junk Parlor, Midnight in Oakland
Aki Kumar, Hindi Man Blues / Dekha Naa
The Lucky Losers, Jackson
Wee Willie Walker & Anthony Paule, After A While
Royal Jelly Jive, This Land Is Your Land
Fanfare Zambaleta, Oj Borije