Thursday, March 26, 2020

Playlist: March 25, 2020


Jimmy McCracklin, Savoy Jump
Big Mama Thornton, Big Mama's Coming
Jimmy Wilson & The Blues Blasters, Oh Red
Jimmy Wilson & The Blues Blasters, Blues In The Alley
Jimmy McCracklin, Beer Tavern
Jimmy McCracklin, Love For Yo
Big Mama Thornton, Don't Talk Back
Johnny Fuller, First Stage of the Blues
Johnny Fuller, Weeping and Moaning
Johnny Fuller, Strange Land
Johnny Fuller, No More
Juke Boy Bonner, Well Baby
Juke Boy Bonner, Rock With Me Baby
Jimmy McCracklin, You're The One
Jimmy McCracklin, I'm The One
Jimmy McCracklin, I Wanna Make Love To You
Jimmy McCracklin, Fare-Well
Jimmy McCracklin, Take A Chance
Rodger Collins, Foxy Girls In Oakland

Huey Lewis & The News, Going Down Slow
Red Archibald & The Internationals, 1% Bounce
Freeman Stowers, Railroad Blues
De Ford Bailey, Davidson County Blues
Sonny Boy Williamson, Mr. Downchild
Little Walter, Juke
Walter Horton, In The Mood
Junior Wells, Chitlin Con Carne
Bob Dylan, Pledging My Time
The Beatles, I Got To Find My Baby
Robert Klein, I Can't Stop My Leg
Toots Thielemans, Bluesette
The Harmonicats, Peg O' My Heart
J. Geils Band, Whammer Jammer
Phil Berkowitz, Choo Choo Ch'Boogie


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Playlist: March 11, 2020


Tumbledown House, Everybody Loves My Baby
     from the new EP Adoring the Roaring 20s
     Thu 3/12 @ Freight & Salvage
     Fri 3/13 @ Blue Note Napa
Colin James, Watch Out
     Thu 3/12 @ Yoshi's
     Fri 3/13 @ Hopmonk Novato
Balkan Bump, Osmanity
Balkan Bump, The Devil Dance
     from the forthcoming album Osmanity
Fantastic Negrito, Working Poor (in-studio)
     Wed 3/18 @ Harlow's
The Lucky Losers, It Ain't Enough (in-studio)
     Thu 3/12 @ The Saloon
Blonde Toledo, Little Miss Krissy (in-studio)
     Fri 3/13 @ Amado's
The Stone Foxes, Little Red Rooster (in-studio)
     Sat 3/14 @ Moe's Alley
Ron Thompson & Mark Hummel, You Don't Have to Go (in-studio)

Ron Thompson & Mark Hummel, Where Can You Be (in-studio)
     Ron Thompson (1953-2020)
Big Money in Dixieland, Girl of My Dreams (live)
     Mal Sharpe (1936-2020)
Little Charlie & Organ Grinder Swing, Cobalt Blues
     Charlie Baty (1953-2020)
Aki Kumar & Kid Andersen, Back to Bombay (in-studio)
John Németh, She Did Not Show (in-studio)
Big Harp George, Home Stretch (in-studio)
Midtown Social, Shine Again (in-studio)
Jimmy Grant Ensemble, Bunicul (in-studio)
Barrio Manouche, Lucía (in-studio)
Hanna Rifkin & The Handsomes, Morning Glory (in-studio)
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Everyone Is Crazy But Me (in-studio)
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Jesus O What a Wonderful Child (in-studio)



Thursday, March 5, 2020

Playlist: March 4, 2020


Hot Club of Cowtown, Before the Time of Men
Davina & The Vagabonds, Shake That Thing
     Sun 3/08 @ SFJazz Center
     Mon 3/09 @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Mokai, Holy Guacamole
Jimmy Sweetwater, Move to the Outskirts of Town
     Fri 3/07 @ Bazzar Cafe

Special in-studio guests: Tumbledown House

     Thu 3/11 @ Freight & Salvage
     Fri 3/12 @ Blue Nope Napa
     Sat 3/20 @ Miner's Foundry Cultural Center

Sobbin' Blues
     from the forthcoming EP Adoring the Roaring 20s
Everybody Loves My Baby (in-studio)
Louisville Lou (in-studio)
My Sweetie Went Away (in-studio)
Ode to Josephine Baker
Clever Crocodile (in-studio)
Downhearted Blues (in-studio)
St. Louis Blues
     from the forthcoming EP Adoring the Roaring 20s

Charlie Musselwhite, Cristo Redentor (live)
Jimmie Vaughan, Funny How Time Slips Away
Buddy Guy, My Mama Loved Me
     Fri 3/06 @ Paramount Theatre
Sugaray Rayford, You and I
    Sat 3/07 @ Sutter Creek Theatre
    Sun 3/08 Sweetwater Music Hall
Midtown Social, Born to Dream / Savoir Faire
     Fri 3/06 @ The Independent
Kim Nalley, Sunday Kind of Love
     Sun 3/08 @ Yoshi's
Rob Reich, Sweep Me Away
     Tue 3/10 @ California Jazz Conservatory
Jimmy Grant Ensemble, Drunk
     Fri 3/06 @ Point Richmond Jazz
     Sat 3/07 @ Throckmorton Theatre
Americano Social Club, Make You Feel My Love
     Sat 3/07 @ Club Deluxe
     Wed 3/11 @ Revolution Cafe
     Fri 3/06 @ Mystic Theatre



Thursday, February 27, 2020

Playlist: February 26, 2020


Quinn DeVeaux, This Could Be Yours
     Sat 2/29 @ Rickshaw Stop
Kim Nalley, Movin' On Up
     Thu 2/27 @ Palo Alto JCC
     Sat 2/29 @ California Jazz Conservatory
Tiffany Austin, I Walk the Line
     Thu 2/27 @ Palo Alto JCC
     Sun 3/01 @ Sweetwater Music Hall   
Denise Perrier, Salty Papa Blues
     Thu 2/27 @ Palo Alto JCC
     Thu-Sun 2/27-3/01 @ SFJazz Center
Eric Gales, I Ain't No Shrink
     Fri 2/28 @ Club Fox
     Sat 2/29 @ El Campnil Theatre
     Sun 3/01 @ Harlow's
Dennis Johnson, Revolution
     Sun 3/01 @ Harlow's
     Thu 3/05 @ Westwood
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Resentment File
     Fri 2/28 @ Palms Playhouse
     Sat 2/29 @ SLO Veteran's Memorial Hall
     Sun 3/01 @ Moe's Alley
The Gold Souls, Hunger Is the Best Spice
     Fri 2/28 @ The Back Room
     Sat 2/29 @ Tavern on Fourth
Aki Kuamr, Ruxanna
     Sat 2/29 @ The Sound Room
Tumbledown House, Pure Medicine
     Fri 2/28 @ Club Deluxe
     Wed 3/04 on Fog City Blues

The Stone Foxes, Death of Me
The Stone Foxes, Can't Go Back
     from the forthcoming EP Gold
The Stone Foxes, Gimme Some Truth
     Sat 2/29 @ The Independent
The Beatles, Something (rehearsal)
The Beatles, All Things Must Pass (rehearsal)
The Beatles, Isn't It A Pity (rehearsal)
The Beatles, Let It Down (rehearsal)
George Harrison & Bob Dylan, I'd Have You Anytime
Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash, One Too Many Mornings
Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash, Big River
Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash, You Are My Sunshine
Fats Domino, Lady Madonna


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Playlist: February 19, 2020


Mission Delirium, Rum & Coke
     Tue 2/25 @ The Chapel
Mitch Woods, I Left My Baby at the Mardi Gras Cryin'
     Tue 2/25 @ The Baywater
Deep Basement Shakers, Mardi Gras Mambo
     Sat 2/22 @ Tap 25
     Wed 2/26 @ Pagan Idol
Circus Bella All-Star Band, The Afterparty
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Make It Back to Memphis (live)
     Fri-Sat 2/21-22 @ Rancho Nicasio
Beyond the Pale, Ruckus in Ralja
     Thu 2/20 @ Red Poppy Art House
     Fri 2/21 @ Congregation Sherith Israel
Orchestra Gold, Djama
     Fri 2/28 @ The UC Theatre
Sun Hop Fat, Rhinosaur
     Sat 2/29 @ The UC Theatre
Mulatu Astatke, Ethio Blues
     Fri-Sat 2/28-29 @ The UC Theatre
Tiffany Austin, Resolution
     Sat 2/22 @ Museum of the Africa Diaspora
Midtown Social, Candlelit
     from the new album Fantastic Colors
     Sat 2/22 @ Moe's Alley

Huey Lewis & The News, One of the Boys
Huey Lewis & The News, Pretty Girls Everywhere
Huey Lewis & The News, Her Love Is Killin' Me
     from the new album Weather
Huey Lewis & The News, Free
Dennis Jones, Hot Sauce (live)
     Fri 2/21 @ Poor House Bistro
     Sat 2/22 @ The Saloon
Albert Cummings, It's All Good
     Thu 2/20 @ Freight & Salvage
     Fri 2/21 @ Crest Theatre
Janiva Magness, Change in the Weather
     Mon 2/24 @ Yoshi's
Rhythm Future Quartet, Caravan
     Thu 2/20 @ JCC Palo Alto
     Fri 2/21 @ Bankhead Theater
Seth Augustus, Air to the Thrones
Corey Harris, Special Rider Blues
Irma Thomas, Same Old Blues
Nina Simone, Go to Hell


Thursday, February 13, 2020

Playlist: February 12, 2020


Rhiannon Giddens, Spiritual (with Francesco Turrisi)
     Thu-Sun 2/13-16 @ SFJazz Center
Carolina Chocolate Drops & Joe Thompson, Corn Bread and Butter Beans (live)
C.W. Stoneking, The Zombie
     Fri 2/14 @ The Chapel
     Sat 2/15 @ Fernowod Tavern
     Sun 2/16 @ Felton Music Hall
Sonny Landreth, Bound By the Blues
Marcia Ball, Pots and Pans
     Wed 2/19 @ Freight & Salvage
     Thu 2/20 @ The Sofia
Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, Battlefields
     Thu 2/13 @ Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
     Fri 2/14 @ Goldfield Trading Post
Dr. Dog, Critical Equation
     Tue 2/18 @ The Catalyst
     Wed-Sat 2/19-22 @ The Independent
Andy Santana & The West Coast Playboys, Greaseland
     Mon 2/17 @ Redwood Cafe
Junk Parlor, Midnight in Oakland
     Fri 2/14 @ Papermill Creek Saloom
Tin Cup Serenade, Sunny Day in Oakland
     Fri 2/14 @ Revolution Cafe
Rob Reich Swings Left, The Vision
     Tue 2/18 @ Woodchopper's Ball

Bob Dylan, Abraham, Martin, and John
Chris Smither, Origin of Species
Pink Anderson & Simmie Dooley, C.C. & O. Blues
Kokomo Arnold, The Twelves (Dirty Dozen)
Josh White, Backwater Blues
Sugaray Rayford, I'd Kill For You Honey
Super Chikan, Twerk It
Magic Sam, Keep On Loving Me Baby (live)
Blind Boys of Alabama, Just Wanna See His Face
Wardell Gray, Twisted
Tom Waits, Blue Valentine
Bessie Smith, Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl
Little Mae Kirkman, He's Just My Size


Thursday, February 6, 2020

Playlist: February 5, 2020


The Honey Drippers, Impeach the President
     American Democracy (1776-2020)
Wee Willie Walker & The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra, Thanks for the Dance
     Sun 2/09 @ Poor House Bistro: Celebration of Life
Big Blu Soul Revue, Give It Up!
     Thu 2/06 @ Great American Music Hall
New Breed Brass Band, Watcha Workin' It Fa
     Thu-Sun 2/06-09 @ SFJazz Center
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, I Come A Mighty Long Way
     Sun 2/09 @ Freight & Salvage
Ledisi, Shot Down
     Thu 2/06 @ Fox Theatre
Tiffany Austin, Someday We'll All Be Free
     Sat 2/08 @ Community School of Music and Arts
Amber Gougis, Prisoner
     Fri 2/07 @ Angelica's
Rhiannon Giddens, Up Above My Head
     Fri 2/07 @ Bing Concert Hall
Aki Kumar, Yeh Chaand Sa Roshan Chehra
     Fri 2/07 @ The Back Room
Corky Siegel's Traveling Chamber Blues Show, Manhattan Island

Gaucho, San Francisco Song
     Wed 2/05 @ Phono Bar
Wendy Dewitt, San Francisco
     Wed 2/05 @ Armando's
Blonde Toledo, My American Dream
     Sat 2/08 @ Ireland's 32
     Wed 2/12 @ Amado's
Ismail Lumanovski & Inspector Gadje, Adrenalina
      Sat 2/08 @ Rickshaw Stop
Van Goat, Willie the Weeper
     Sat 2/08 @ Bottom of the Hill
Van Morrison, Big Time Operators
     Mon-Wed 2/10-12 @ Yoshi's
The Wailers, Rolling Stone
The Wailers, Adam & Eve
The Wailers, Nobody Knows
Bob Marley & The Wailers, Talkin' Blues
Broun Fellinis feat. Femi Andrades, Natural Mystic


Thursday, January 30, 2020

Playlist: January 29, 2020


Mavis Staples, See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
Mavis Staples, Wade in the Water (live)
     Fri-Sat 1/31-2/01 @ SFJazz Center
Marcus Shelby Orchestra, Black Suffrage Blues
     Sar 2/01 @ California Jazz Conservatory

Special in-studio guests: The Deep Basement Shakers

     Sat 2/01 @ Jupiter
     Mon 2/03 @ Amado's

Deep Basement Shakers, I Can’t Be Satisfied (in-studio)
Deep Basement Shakers, Piano Stomp (in-studio)
Deep Basement Shakers, Rag Mama Rag (in-studio)
Deep Basement Shakers, I’ll Be Up Someday (in-studio)
Washboard Sam, Who Pumped the Wind in My Donut
Deep Basement Shakers, Yancey Stomp (in-studio)
Deep Basement Shakers, Hard Pushin’ Papa (in-studio)
Monkey Joe, Sweet Patunia Stomp 
Mark Hummel, Flim Flam 
     from the new album Wayback Machine
Deep Basement Shakers, Memphis Shakedown (live)

The Cottontails, Carnival in Caroline
     Sat 2.01 @ Club Deluxe
King Street Giants, One Hatchet One Pitchfork 
     Thu 1/30 @ Mystic Theatre
Mission Delirium, Bemba Colora (live)
     Sat 2/01 @ Cornerstone
Ranky Tanky, Stand By Me
     Thu 1/30 @ Kuumbwa Jaz Center
     Fri 1/31 @Sweetwater Music Hall
Love, Your Mind and We Belong Together
     Sat 2/01 @ The Chapel: Love Revisited
Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Shoes
Elmore James, The 12 Year Old Boy
Jimmy Reed, Little Rain


Thursday, January 23, 2020

Playlist: January 22, 2020


Monty Python, Life of Brian
Monty Python's Flying Circus, Spam Song
     Terry Jones (1942-2020)
Biréli Lagrène, Chicken
     Fri-Sat 1/24-25 @ Freight & Salvage
Gonzalo Bergara, Woosh
     Sun 1/26 @ Freight & Salvage
Hot Club of San Francisco, Hey Jude/Duke & Dukie
     Fri-Sat 1/24-25 @ Freight & Salvage
Mathieu Chedid, Belleville Rendez-Vous
     Sat 1/25 @ Freight & Salvage: The Triplets of Belleville
Jet Black Pearl, Waltzheimer
John Brothers Company, Black Chicken (live)
Junk Parlor, Empress of Killjoy
     Fri-Sat 1/24-25 @Regency Ballroom: Edwardian Ball
Bill Frisell, Outlaws
     Sat 1/25 @ The Chapel
     Sun 1/26 @ Marine's Memorial Theatre
Americano Social Club, Mi Amor Es Para Ti
     Wed 1/29 @ Cafe du Soleil

Ranky Tanky, Been in the Storm
     Wed 1/29 @ Freight & Salvage
The Soul Rebels, I Heard It Through the Grapevine (live)
     Fri 1/24 @ The Independent
     Sat 1/25 @ The New Parish
Barrio Manouche, Tangos de Cali
     Thu 1/23 @ The New Parish
The Gold Souls, Midnight Song
     Sat 1/25 @ SacYard Community Tap House
     Sat 1/25 @ Tavern on Fourth
Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio, That's What I'm Talkin' About
     Sat 1/25 @ Club Fox
California Honeydrops, Soul Tub (reprise)
Fantastic Negrito, Night Has Turned to Day
Sam Cooke, Trouble Blues
Django Reinhardt, In the Still of the Night
Django Reinhardt, Oh Lady Be Good
Django Reinhardt, Belleville


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Playlist: January 15, 2020


Bill Spivery & The Sons of Truth, The Non-Violent Man
Nina Simone, Why? (The King of Love Is Dead)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Kiss Where I Kain't
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Dirty Blue Gene
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Trout Mask Replica
Jeremiah Lockwood, Soundiata
Jeremiah Lockwood, Don't Want Me Baby
     Fri 1/17 @ Congregation Beth Sholom
Elvin Bishop, (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
     Fri 1/17 @ Mystic Theatre
     Sat 1/18 @ Felton Music Hall
Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, Alone at the Table (live)
     Fri-Sat 1/17-18 @ The Fillmore
Rainbow Girls, Ruby
Whiskerman, My Good Country
     Sat 1/18 @ The Independent
Brass Mafia, Brass Mafia Theme
     Thu 116 @ Sweetwater Music Hall (Heaviest Feather)

Special in-studio guest: Kyra Gordon

     Sun 1/19 @ Feinstein's at the Nikko: Loving Janis

Kyra Gordon, Bye Bye Baby (live)
Kyra Gordon, God and the FBI (live)
Kyra Gordon, Jesse (in-studio)
Kyra Gordon, Mercedes Benz (in-studio)
Kyra Gordon, Trouble in Mind (live)
Janis Ian, At Seventeen
Big Brother & the Holding Company, Piece of My Heart
Kyra Gordon, New York in the Springtime (live)

Pamela Rose, My Babe
     Thu 1/16 @ Kuumbwa Jazz



Thursday, January 9, 2020

Playlist: January 8, 2020


Ken Nordine, Tick Tock Fugue
Toru Takemitsu, Vocalism Ai
     Fri-Sun 1/10-12 @ Victoria Theatre: Tape Music Festival
PC Muñoz, All Out of Everything
     Fri 1/10 @ BAMPFA
Willie Nelson, Texas Flood
     Thu 1/09 @ The Fillmore
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Leaving Trunk (live)
     Sun 1/12 @ Moe's Alley
New Copasetics, Dru Me Negrita
     from the new album Twang-Ucopia (Balanced Diet)
     Fri 1/10 @ The Big Easy
Mark Growden, You Really Got a Hold On Me
     Sat 1/11 @ The Choir Loft
Tatiana Eva-Marie & Avalon Jazz Band, Jingle Bells (Vive le vent)
     Sun 1/12 @ Piedmont Piano Company
Junk Parlor, Dance With Me Bela Lugosi
     Fri 1/10 @ Fireside Lounge
Los Lobos, Jockey Full of Bourbon
     Sat 1/11 @ The Fillmore
Tin Cup Serenade, All I Can Do Is Cry
     Fri 1/10 @ Revolution Cafe

David Bowie, Round And Round
David Bowie, Almost Grown
David Bowie, White Light/White Heat
Elvis Presley, Mystery Train
Elvis Presley, Reconsider Baby
Elvis Presley, When It Rains It Really Pours
Elvis Presley, Nothingville/Big Boss Man/Guitar Man/Little Egypt/Trouble/Guitar Man (live)
Tampa Red, Things 'Bout Comin' My Way
Tampa Red, Travel On
Tampa Red, I'll Kill Your Soul (And Dare Your Spirit to Move)
Tampa Red, The Jitter Jump
Slim Gaillard, Cement Mixer
Slim Gaillard, Potato Chips
Slim Gaillard, Dunkin' Bagel
Slim Harpo, Tip On In (Part 1)


Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Playlist: January 1, 2020


Blue Rodeo, If We Make It Through December
Mamie Smith, Crazy Blues
The Larks, Christmas to New Year’s
The Qualities, Happy New Year to You
Billy Ward & His Dominoes, Ringing in a Brand New Year
The Heartbeats, After New Year's
Johnny Otis Orchestra, Happy New Year Baby
Lonnie Johnson, Happy New Year Darling
Mary Harris, Happy New Year Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins, Happy New Year
Roy Milton Solid Senders, New Year's Resolution Blues
Paul McCartney, Twenty Flight Rock
Regina Spektor, 20 Years of Snow
Bob Dylan, 20/20 Vision
Robert Cray, Twenty
Tom Waits, New Year's Eve

Samuel James, The Water's Always Changing But the River... (in-studio, 2010)
Meshugga Beach Party, If I Were A Rich Man (in-studio, 2011)
Meklit & Quinn, Neighborhoods (in-studio, 2012)
Shovelman, The Tracks (in-studio, 2012)
Brass Menažeri, Plava Devojka (in-studio, 2013)
The Hound Kings, Recession Blues (in-studio, 2013)
Andy T - Nick Nixon Band, You Look So Good to Me (in-studio, 2014)
Shun Ng, Boogie Baby (in-studio, 2014)
Slim Jenkins, Crash (in-studio, 2015)
Fantastic Negrito, In The Pines (in-studio, 2016)
The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, Chill With You (in-studio, 2017)
John Brothers Piano Company, Daffy Duckin' (in-studio, 2017)
Wee Willie Walker & Anthony Paule, After A While (in-studio, 2018)
Terrie Odabi & Jeremiah Lockwood, I'll Take You There (in-studio, 2019)