Thursday, December 29, 2016

Playlist: December 28, 2016

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, 8 Days of Hannukah
Meshugga Beach Party, Dreidel Dreidel
Lil' Son Jackson, New Year's Resolution
Lonnie Johnson, Happy New Year Darling
Johnny Otis Orchestra, Happy New Year Baby
Kim Nalley, Hanukkah in Santa Monica

Special in-studio guests: Con Brio

     Thu 12/29 @ City National Civic
     Fri-Sat 12/30-31 @ The Chapel

Honey (in-studio)
No Limits
Hard Times
California Cowboy (in-studio)
Can't Get Enough
     from the new album Paradise

What (Else) Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

California Honeydrops, Junkers Blues
California Honeydrops, Please Come Home For Christmas
     Sat 12/31 @ The UC Theatre
John Brothers Piano Company, Closer
The Cottontails, Carnival in Caroline
     Sat 12/31 @ Bimbo's 365 Club
Fanfare Zambaleta, Zv'jezda Tjera Mjeseca
     Sat 12/31 @ Ashkenaz
Brass Mafia feat. Seneca, Election Blues
     Sat 12/31 @ The Mint
Midtown Social, Thinking Talking
     Sat 12/31 @ Rickshaw Stop
Big Blu Soul Revue, E. Walkin'
     Sat 12/31 @ Presidio Social Club
Tommy Castro, Lovey Dovey
     Sat 12/31 @ Freight & Salvage
Cafe R&B, Take Your Hand Out of My Pocket
     Sat 12/31 @ Biscuits & Blues

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Playlist: December 21, 2016

Stephen Colbert & Jon Stewart, Can I Interest You in Hanukkah?
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Mary's Baby
     Sat 12/24 @ Slim's
Brian Setzer Orchestra, Santa Drives a Hot Rod
     Sat 12/24 @ The Warfield
Meshugga Beach Party, Hot Rod Hanukkah
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Winter Wonderland
     Sun 12/25 @ Biscuits & Blues
Hot Club of San Francisco, Sugar Rum Cherry
Blue Rodeo, Song For A Winter's Night
Bob Dylan, Must Be Santa
Champion Jack Dupree, Santa Claus Blues
Kathy & Jimmy Zee, Santa Claus Rock and Roll
Nap Hepburn & March of Dimes, Tell Santa Claus
Bill Lacey w/ Lil Armstrong & Her Ebony-Aires, Cowboy Santa Claus
Lil McClintock, Don't Think I'm Santa Claus
Victoria Spivey, I Ain't Gonna Let You See My Santa Claus
Ozie Ware w/ Duke Ellington's Hot Five, Santa Claus Bring My Man Back
Jo Poovey & The Big 'D' Boys, Santa's Helper

Con Brio, Can't Get Enough
     from the new album Paradise
     Wed 12/28 on Fog City Blues

Ray Brenner and Barry E. Blitzer, The Problem 
Jeremiah Lockwood, Ethan Miller, and Luther Dickinson, Dreidel
Woody Guthrie, Hanukkah Dance
Theo Bikel, Sweetest Dreams Be Thine
The Ames Brothers, I Got A Cold For Christmas
Mickey Katz, Grandma's Dreidel
Cantor David Putterman, Rock Of Ages
Temple B'Nai Abraham Children's Choir, Svivon Sov Sov Sov
The Ramones, Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonite)

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Playlist: December 14, 2016

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Christmas Jug Band, Oh St. Nick
     Thu 12/15 @ Ashkenaz
     Fri 12/16 @ The Big Easy
     Sun-Mon 12/18-19 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
Kim Nalley, Santa Baby
     Sun 12/18 @ Biscuits & Blues
Jeremiah Lockwood, Unasaneh Tokef
Luther Dickinson, Yard Man
     Fri 12/16 @ Partners in Crime: Hanukkah Pop-up
Meshugga Beach Party, Festival of Lights
     Thu 12/15 @ Forbidden Island
The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, No Christmas Blues
     Fri-Sat 12/16-17 @ SFJazz
Luther Dickinson, Jeremiah Lockwood, and Ethan Miller, Dreidl (live)

Special in-studio guest: Alvon Johnson

     Wed 12/21 @ Biscuits & Blues
     Mon 12/26 @ Yoshi's

The Blues Chose Me
I Love The Blues
Look at the World
Hoochie Coochie Man
Long Way
     from the new album The Blues Chose Me

Cedric Brunside & Lightnin' Malcolm, Don't Just Sing About the Blues
     Thu-Fri 12/15-16 @ Biscuits & Blues
Elvin Bishop & Little Smokey Smothers, Dirty Drawers (live)
     Sat 12/17 @ Biscuits & Blues
Dennis Johnson, The Wind Is Howling
     Fri 12/16 @ Sacramento Metro Arts Holiday Series
Terrie Odabi, I Bet You Think I Don't Know
     Fri 12/16 @ The Sound Room
     Wed 12/21 @ Club Fox
The Lucky Losers, Don't Let 'Em See Ya Cry
     Thu 12/15 @ The Saloon
Maria Muldaur, Let It Simmer
     Sat 12/17 @ The Big Easy
24th Street Wailers, I Found a Love
     Thu 12/15 @ The Torch Club
     Fri 12/16 @ Poor House Bistro
Leonard Cohen, On The Level
     Sun 12/18 @ Ashkenaz: Musicians for Standing Rock

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Playlist: December 7, 2016

Guest host: DJ Honeyvcomb Brown

Solomon Bruke, Cry to Me
Gwen Stacey, How Many Times Can One Heart Break
The Pentagons, Help Me With My Broken Heart
The Flamingos, Love Walked In
The Rollettes, Sad Fool
Timi Yuro, With All My Heart
Bertha Tillman, Oh My Angel
Rick Randell, Words on Paper
Ruby and the Romantics, Heartaches
Tony Middleton, Drifting
Barbara Lynn, Don’t Be Cruel
Betty Harris, I’ll Be a Liar
Bo Diddley, I’m Sorry
Don French, Lonely Saturday Night
Erma Franklin, Piece of My Heart
Lavern Baker, Shadow of Love
Irma Thomas, Ruler of My Heart
Little Bessie. Broken Hearted
Maureen Evans, Don’t Want the Moonlight
McKinley Mitchell, The Town I Live In
Ral Donner, The Girl of My Best Friend
Otis Redding, Free Me
Ray Ellington, If You Can’t Say Something Nice
Peggy Lee, Me and My Shadow
Roberta Sherwood, You Always Hurt the One You Love
Steve Cassidy, Ecstasy
Slim Whitman, Indian Love Call
Pee Wee King, The Waltz of Regret
The Chantels, He’s Gone
Toni Fisher, Laugh or Cry
Val Martinez, Someone’s Gonna Cry
Frank Sinatra, In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
Jackie Gleason, Melancholy Serenade/Yesterdays (Medley)
Esquivel, Besame Mucho
Ruby and the Romantics, Moonlight and Music
Leroy Dyke, Dim Dark Corner
Fats Waller, I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Playlist: November 30, 2016

Redwood Tango Ensemble, Abatido
     Fri 12/02 @ Red Poppy Art House
Rob Reich, Hidden Stairway
     Sat 12/03 Bal Haus
Karina Denike, You're So Quiet
     Sat 12/03 @ The Lost Church
Terrie Odabi, Ball and Chain
     Thu 12/01 @ Biscuits & Blues

Special in-studio guests: Terrance Kelly & the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir

     Sat 12/03 @ Paramount Theatre
     Sat 12/24 @ Slim's

We Three Kings
Jesus, What a Wonderful Child (in-studio)
Joy to the World (in-studio)
Angels We Have Heard On High (in-studio)
Deck the Halls (in-studio)
Emmanuel (in-studio)
O Come Emmanuel

Fillmore Slim, Blues From the Heart
     Sun 12/04 @ Club Fox
Ol Silver Tongue, Money Shot
     Fri 12/02 @ The Starry Plough
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Died and Gone to Heaven
     Fri 12/02 @ Moe's Alley
Elvin Bishop, Let Your Woman Have Her Way
     Fri 12/02 @ Club Fox
Derek Irving & His Combo, Cuban Cigar
     Wed 12/07 on Fog City Blues
Lost Dog Found, The Ghost of Johnny Walker
     Fri 12/02 @ Bimbo's 365 Club
     Sat 12/03 @ Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Eric Lindell, Indian Summer
     Thu 12/01 @ Hopmonk Tavern
     Fri-Sat 12/02-03 @ The Independent
Little Jonny & The Giants, Stop Puttin' Me On
Robert Nighthawk, I Got News For You
Brownie McGhee, Let Me Tell You 'Bout My Baby
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, All Your Love (live)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Playlist: November 23, 2016

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, I Came A Mighty Long Way
     Wed 11/30 on Fog City Blues
Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, Preach 'Em Now!
T Sisters, Shadoop
     Sat 11/26 @ Mystic Theatere
Junk Parlor, Mick Jagger's Heart
     Tue 11/29 @ Corkscrew Wine Bar
Dorado Schmitt, Someone to Watch Over Me / I Got Rhythm
     Fri-Sun 11/25-27 SFJazz Center
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, One Hour Mama
     Fri 11/25 @ Biscuits & Blues
     Sat 11/26 @ Ashkenaz
Aki Kumar, Pukarta Chala
     Wed 11/30 @ Biscuits & Blues
Tinsley Ellis, Should I Have Lied
     Sun 11/27 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
     Mon 11/28 @ Yoshi's
Irma Thomas, Since I Fell For You
Mavis Staples, Lay My Burden Down
Bruce Springsteen and Dr. John, Right Place Wrong Time
     from the new album The Musical Mojo of Dr. John
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, People Don't Get What They Deserve
     Sharon Jones (1956-2016)

Sylvester Cotton, Thanksgiving Blues
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
The Four Southern Singers, Ham Bone Am Sweet
Bessie Smith, Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer
Harold Burrage, You Eat Too Much
The Robins, Turkey Hop Part 1

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Playlist: November 16, 2016

Mose Allison, Your Mind Is On Vacation
     Mose Allison (1927-2016)
Leon Russell, Smashed
     Leon Russell (1942-2016)
Royal Jelly Jive, When I'm With You
     Sat 11/19 @ Blue Note Napa
     Sun 11/20 @ Mystic Theatre
Postmodern Jukebox, Sweet Child o' Mine
     Sun 11/20 @ Community Center Theater
     Tue 11/22 @ Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
     Wed 11/23 @ San Jose State University
Hot Club of Cowtown, Fuli Tschai (Bad Girl)
     Fri 11/18 @ Rio Theatre
     Sat 11/19 @ Monterey Cowboy Festival

Special in-studio guests: Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra

     Wed 11/23 @ The Chapel
     Sat 11/26 @ Mystic Theatre

Letters (in-studio)
Preach 'Em Now! (in-studio)
Mad Tom of Bedlam (in-studio)
Yonder Come the Blues (in-studio)
Broke the Moon (in-studio)
Samson & Delilah (live)

Leonard Cohen, Democracy (live)
Leonard Cohen, You Want It Darker
     from the new album You Want It Darker
Leonard Cohen, Bird on the Wire
Leonard Cohen, Un Canadien Errant (The Lost Canadian)
Leonard Cohen, Almost Like the Blues
Leonard Cohen, Lullaby
     Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)
Bob Dylan, Hallelijah (live)
Markus James, Sleepyhead
     Sat 11/19 @ Fifth Street Farms
Derek Irving & His Combo, Baby Baby
     Sat 11/19 @ Geyserville Gun Club

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Playlist: November 9, 2016

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J.C. Burris, Black President
John Lee Hooker, Democrat Man
Ry Cooder, John Lee Hooker For President
Louis Jordan, Jordan For President
Bobby Rush, Bobby Rush For President

Special in-studio guests: Lyz Luke and Bells Atlas

     Fri-Sat 11/11-12 @ UnderCover Presents: A Tribute to Björk's "Homogenic"

NOT a Brass Band feat. Yvette Pylant, 5 Years
Bells Atlas, Spec and Bubble (in-studio)
Bells Atlas, Incessant Noise (in-studio)
Bells Atlas, Bachelorette
Redwood Tango Ensemble, All Neon Like
Sólás Burke-Laglee and DJ Cecil, All Is Full of Love

Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, Samson & Delilah (live)
     Wed 11/16 on Fog City Blues
The Crux, Veredictum (The Attorney's Waltz)
Rhiannon Giddens, Black Is The Color
     Tue 11/15 @ Mystic Theatre
     Wed 11/16 @ Bing Concert Hall
Trombone Shorty, Shortyville
     Sat 11/12 @ The Catalyst
John Mayall, War We Wage
     Fri 11/11 @ Rio Theatre
     Sat-Sun 11/12-13 @ Yoshi's
Bill Frisell, Masters of War (live)
     Sat 11/12 @ Strand Theater
Coco Montoya, Running Away From Love
     Fri 11/11 @ The Studio
     Sat 11/12 @ Redwood Cafe
     Sun 11/13 @ Moe's Alley
Big Jay McNeely, Party (live)
Big Jay McNeely, Big Jay's Hop
     from the new album Blowin' Down The House

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Playlist: November 2, 2016

Gaucho, St. Louis Blues (live)
     from the forthcoming album Live at Joe's Pub
     Sat 11/05 @ SFJazz Center
The Crux, I Run (Who Is Rat Woman?)
     Fri 11/04 @ Mystic Theatre
Bhi Bhiman, Up in Arms
     Mon 11/07 @ Rickshaw Stop

Special in-studio guests: Hibbity Dibbity

     Fri 11/04 @ The Ivy Room

Touchy Feely
Hibbity Dibbity (in-studio)
Swamp Machinery (in-studio)
Mountain Mama (in-studio)
Brett Hunter Band, I Can Do Anything
The Right Time (in-studio)
Psychic Mind, The Ringer

Jimi Hendrix, Machine Gun (live)
     from the new album Machine Gun: The Fillmore East 12/31/69
Lurrie Bell, Hidden Charms
     from the new album Can't Shake This Feeling
Colin James, Hoodoo Man Blues
     from the new album Blue Highways
JW Jones, High Temperature
     from the new album High Temperature
Monkeyjunk, The Hunter
     from the forthcoming album Time to Roll
Paul Kelly & Charlie Owen, Bird on a Wire
     from the new album Death's Dateless Night
Rory Block, Back to Memphis
     from the forthcoming album Keepin' Outta Tribute: A Tribute to Bukka White
Melisaa Etheridge, Memphis Train
     from the new album Memphis Rock and Soul
Big Head Blues Club, Hidden Charms
     from the new album Way Down Inside
Davy Knowles, Oxford MS
     from the new album Three Miles From Avalon
Devon Allman, Vancouver
     from the new album Ride or Die

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Playlist: October 26, 2016

Eddie Lang, Add a Little Wiggle
Joe Venuti's Rhythm Boys, Tempo de Modernage
Karina Denike, Golden Kimonos
    Sun 10/30 @ Red Poppy Art House
Rupa & The April Fishes, Culpa de la Luna (live)
     Sun 10/30 @ Penrose
     Mon 10/31 @ The Ivy Room

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl
     Sat 10/29 @ Biscuits & Blues
Howell Devine, Shake 'Em On Down
     Sat 10/29 @ The Ivy Room
Junk Parlor, Into Dust
     Fri 10/28 @ Hopmonk Tavern
     Sat 10/29 @ The Ivy Room
Derek Irving & His Combo, Rock 'n Roll Queen
     Sat 10/29 @ Hopmonk Tavern
Lost Dog Found, Pop That Cap
     Fri 10/28 @ CPI Masquerade Ball
The Dixie Giants, Ray's Place
     Fri 10/28 @ The Big Easy
Blind Boys of Alabama, Down By the Riverside
     Thu 10/27 @ Mary Rogers Stuart Theatre
     Fri 10/28 @ Sunset Center
     Sat 10/29 @ Uptown Theatre
Hibbity Dibbity, Touchy Feely
     Wed 11/02 on Fog City Blues

Chuck Berry, Trick Or Treat
Otis Redding, Trick Or Treat
Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Feast of the Mau-Mau
Nina Simone, I Put A Spell On You
Tom Waits, Whistlin' Past the Graveyard
Howlin' Wolf, I Ain't Superstitious
Bessie Smith, Haunted House Blues
Memphis Minnie, Haunted Blues
Victoria Spivey, Haunted By The Blues
Merline Johnson, Black Ghost Blues
Lonnie Johnson, Lonesome Ghost Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins, Black Ghost Blues
Buudy Guy, Whiskey Ghost
Creedence Clearwater Revival, Graveyard Train
The Swan Silvetones, Mary Don't You Weep

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Playlist: October 19, 2016

Bob Dylan, Why Try to Change Me Now
Neil Young & Promise of the Real, A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop
     Sat-Sun 10/22-23 @ Bridge School Benefit
The Dixie Giants, No Good Blues
     Sat 10/22 @ Fünkendänk Beerfest
Big Sam's Funky Nation, Big Sam's Blues
     Thu 10/20 @ The Independent
     Fri 10/21 @ Moe's Alley
     Sat 10/22 @ Fünkendänk Beerfest

Special in-studio guests: Westerly

Whiskey & The Devil
Cold Hard Bound (in-studio)
San Francisco Liberal (in-studio)
Don't Keep Me Waiting (in-studio)
Hallelujah (in-studio)
16 Hours (in-studio)
Darling Let Me Come Into Your Bedroom

Chuck Berry, San Francisco Dues
Chuck Berry, St. Louis Blues
The Beatles, Medley: Get Back / Little Demon / Maybellene / You Can't Catch Me / Brown Eyed Handsome Man
The Beatles, I Got to Find My Baby
The Beatles, Roll Over Beethoven (live)
The Rolling Stones, Come On
The Rolling Stones, Little Queenie (live)
The Kinks, Beautiful Delilah
David Bowie, Almost Grown
Jimi Hendrix, Johnny B. Goode (live)
Bob Dylan, Nadine (live)
Wanda Jackson, Memphis, Tennessee
Neko Case, Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Louis Jordan, Ain't That Just Like a Woman
Chuck Berry, Hoochie Coochie Man (live)
Chuck Berry, Maybellene

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Playlist: October 12, 2016

Con Brio, Liftoff
     from the new album Paradise
     Fri 10/14 @ The UC Theatre
T Sisters, Shadoop
     from the forthcoming album The T Sisters
     Fri 10/14 @ The Chapel
Westerly, San Francisco Liberal
     from the forthcoming album Fire in the Evergreens
     Wed 10/19 on Fog City Blues
Dom Flemons, San Francisco Baby
     Tue 10/18 @ Don Quixote's International Hall of Music
     Wed 10/19 @ Freight & Salvage
Bhi Bhiman, With Love From Russia

Special in-studio guests: Big Blu Soul Revue

     Thu 10/13 @ Boom Boom Room

Twenty-Five Miles
I Know (in-studio)
Black Pearl (in-studio)
And You Loved Me (in-studio)
Don't You Know
     from the new album Tongue & Groovin'

Paul Simon, Stranger to Stranger
John Vanderslice, Graceland
Diana Gameros, Gumboots
Trio Zincalo feat. Katie Clover, That Was Your Mother
Midtown Social, All Around the World or The Myth of Fingerprints
Simon & Garfunkel, America

Hot Club of San Francisco, I Love Paris (live)
     Mon 10/19 @ Yoshi's
Catherine Russell, I Haven't Changed A Thing
     Thu 10/13 @ Harlow's
     Fri 10/14 @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Royal Jelly Jive, Little One
     Fri 10/14 @ Rossi's 1906
     Sat 10/15 @ Petaluma Arts Center
Bob Weir, Ghost Towns
     from the new album Blue Mountain
Nappy Brown, Every Shut Eye Ain't Sleepin'

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Playlist: October 5, 2016

Slim Jenkins, Jet Settin' Girl
     Sat 10/08 @ Peri's
Junk Parlor, Melusina
     Thu 10/06 @ Blush
     Sat 10/08 @ Peri's
Adam Theis & Jazz Mafia, Election Blues
     Fri 10/07 @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Big Blu Soul Revue, I Know
     Wed 10/12 on Fog City Blues

Special in-studio guest: Jeremiah Lockwood

Kol Nidre #3
Ribono Shel Olam (in-studio)
Everybody's Got To Be Tried (in-studio)
Kedusha (in-studio)
Cantor Jacob Konigsberg, Ovinu Malkeinu
Birkas Kohanim (in-studio)
Revive the Dead
     from the new album Kol Nidre

Elvin Bishop, Calling All Cows (live)
     Sat 10/08 @ Grand Theatre Center for the Arts
Lara Price, Pack It Up
     Thu 10/06 @ The Fairmont San Jose
     Sat 10/08 @ Grand Theatre Center for the Arts
Paula Harris, I Play Dirty
     Fri 10/07 @ Biscuits & Blues
Wendy DeWitt, Never Be Too Much
     Sat 10/08 @ Armando's
Mitch Woods, Broke (live)
     Thu 10/06 @ Biscuits & Blues
Howell Devine, Harmonica Wobble #2
     Fri 10/07 @ The Rail Club
     Sat 10/08 @ Club Deluxe
Aki Kumar, Hai Apna Dil
     Fri 10/07 @ Main Street Brewery
     Tue 10/11 @ Mojo Lounge
Chris Smither, Can't Shake These Blues (live)
     Sat 10/08 @ Hopmonk Tavern
     Sun 10/09 @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Duke Robillard, Left Handed
Keb' Mo', Hand It Over
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Too Close Together
Thelonious Monk, Nice Work If You Can Get It