Albums I am listening to

but maybe not sharing over the airwaves………hey there is only so much time!!

Retrograss-Grisman/Hartford/M. Seeger
the Jungle Book- Dissidenten
If I Been Born an Eagle- Huun Huur Tu
L’ Echelle Du Desire- Jack Dupon
Enter Panola County- Cashman
Shotgun Daisy- Stacie Rose
The Opposite Side of the Sea- Oren Lavie
Boxing Dreams- Sean Noonan’s Brewed by Noon
Redux- OGOGO
Shootenanny- Eels
Kingmaker- ProCon
Awake at the Funeral- Deep 6 Holiday
Pictures and Sound
Gypsy Jazz- Kalman Balogh & the Gypsy Cimbalom
75- Joe Zawinul & the Zawinul Syndicate

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

Having the set start of with Madison’s very own: “the original Funky Drummer“, Mister Clyde Stubblefield sitting in—-It was obvious that Karl and the group were pumped up to have that moment trapped in time. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe sent the Majestic Theater into a wave of groove that range from bouncing funk to a deep house background trapping the ear in a mesmerizing sound net. On a cold wet snow filled Madison evening, the music certainly kept a happy warmth en-clouding the crowd of dancers that seemed to be rockin’ to and fro on a gentle, yet sometimes sideways washing wave of sweet movement….There were moments that kicked in a rock -N- roll slam jam and others that could have you completely lost in your own space… jazz is always one of my personal favorite styles to reach in concert format and let me attest, that there was nothing tiny about this show. It was heavy and ready……and it was!

Tiny Universe MooDoo

The town will be funkin’ hard tonight as both Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe & Porter, Batiste & Stoltz will be on seperate stages tonight in Madison. So today was a change to help your get down get up…..

Freak off-Ivan “Boogaloo Joe” Jones
Come Together- the Neville Brothers (live Woodstock 94)
Been up all Night- Brian Stoltz (live)
Sweet Inspiration- the Derek Trucks Band
On Fire- JJ Grey & Mofro

Girls in Bossier City- Papa Mali
Slow Down Sugar- John Lisi & Delta Funk
Boogie- James Mathus & his Knockdown Society
Krystalline- Sugar Blue
The Answer-Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
V Neck Sweater- Greyboy All Stars
The Contender- Menahan Street Band
Out in the Country- the Meters
Fire on the Bayou- the Meters
PJT’s High Steppin’- the Pimps of Joytime
She Do- the Pimps of Joytime
Joey’s wet Dream- Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave (live Jazzfest 08)

the Minx- the new Mastersounds
Ausnacious-Porter/Batiste/Stoltz (live)
Grits- SMV
Time for a new Thang- Tony Bunn
Bunny Playa-Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
I get High-Porter/Batiste/Stoltz (live)
Wait Till you See- the Karl Walters Jr Trio
If I only had a Brain- Paul Sanchez


CASHMAN in Madison

Having the Cashman duo in studio for the show with a sort of unplugged session was nothing like hearing that raucous Mississippi juke-joint music, much less delta than hill country live in a tunnel like bar room setting. Ray and Todd were making winds swirl and snakes get up and run….The rawness of these kinds of blues slid off the git-tar in a serpentine dance mingling with the dancing girls. We got a taste of some of the old and some brand new unreleased material as well as some traditional blues sounds including a kicking “In my Time of Dying”, which was one of those songs you almost never want to hear end when in a live setting. I know the guys made a good impact on the scene and I look forward to seeing them back here in Madtown in July bending ears and stomping feet.


the Sound rolled in

Took a little extra time during the open schedule and put out some rocking sounds including local act The Hussy. It’s always nice to be able to throw out there some tunes I dig that I wouldn’t share otherwise due to just not enough air time…….

Natural’s Not in it- Gang of Four
Sacrificial Lambs- Warren Zevon
Brother my Cup is Empty-Nice Cave & the Bad Seeds
Soft N EZ- Japancakes
Move with you- Pork Tornado
Little dog- Blue Miracle
Hey Now Now- Chris Huff
Mahalo- Devon Allman’s Honeytribe
Sweet Jane- Lou Reed (live)
Get it On- Grinderman
Bob (Cousin O.)- Evil Stig
Last to Know- Evil Stig
Herbie- the Hussy
Snakes- the Hussy
One Word- the Hussy

Right Brigade- Bad Brains
Red- King Crimson (live)
And then you Realize you Haven’t Left Yet-Cheer Accident
Dig the Hole- the Voodoo Organist
That Same old Feel Once Again- Crazy Mary
My Cat’s Name is Maceo-Janes Addiction with Maceo Parker
Street Fighting Man- the Chesterfield Kings
Can’t Believe it- the Chesterfield Kings
Shine on you Crazy Diamond-Col Les Claypool’s Fearless Frog Brigade (live)
Country Death Song- Violent Femmes (live)
How in the Hell did you get Back here-Backyard Tire Fire
Garden of Thieves- Jamie McLean
Love Stands time- Cashman
Woke up Pissed…-John Lisi & Delta Funk
Oh Billy- Sirsy
Riddles- Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
So Romantic- the Charms
Race car Driver- Girl in a Coma
Apple Pie- Southern Crush
Kitten Next Door- a Brokenheart Pro
It’s You- Pictures & Sound

Blues & Rhythm…Shaking IT

Today I built a show around the arrival of Ray Cashman in studio with an acoustic set and a giveaway. Coming down from Minneapolis, Ray and Degg are at the Frequency tonight for some butt-shaking hills country and swamp blues. So, the show was filled with Blues of new and old and plenty of downright righteous rhythms. As an added bonus, calling into the program was master magician and Illusionist Kevin Spencer who is in town tonight at the Overture Center for the Arts. Here’s a look at how it all transpired:

All your Love- John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers
I Feel so Good- Tracy Nelson
Peace & Happiness- Ted Hawkins
Bluestime- Full Court Press
Evil- Big George Brock
Get on the Right Track- Mark Hummel
Bouncin’ Back- the Robert Cray Band
Wolf’s-a-Howlin’- Gregg Allman
Pistol Blues- Cashman
Stranger- James Mathus & his Knockdown Society
Funked up- Joe Pitts
Loan me a Dime- Joe Pitts
*Phone Interview with Illusionist Kevin Spencer*
Avalon Hideaway- ZZ Top
Universe- Mike Zito
Told me a Lie- Sean Costello
Wiser Jam- Moreland & Arbuckle
Fly with Me- Topaz & Mudphonic

Dazed & Confused- the Yardbirds (live)
You’ve got the Best in Town- Billy Cox/Buddy Miles
Rock the Club- Robi Zonca & his Band
Mississippi Orgy- Lefty Williams Band
She got me-Masters of Reality
Como, MS- Cashman
All your Love- Otis Rush
On my Knees- Son Seals
Borrow your Love- Carey Bell
Best Damn Fool- Buddy Guy
Mama,Talk to your Daughter-Cotton/Johnny Winter/Muddy Waters (live)
Shake your Hips-Robert Randolph & the Family Band (live)
*Whiskey Weed and Women- Cashman
*Black Mattie- Cashman

*Snakefeast- Cashman

Money on my Mind- Corey Harris
Big Black Mariah- John Hammond
Black- Cashman
Higher Ground- Nicole Hart
Every Hungry Woman- the Allman Brothers (live ’70)

Karl Walters Jr Trio

Check out this free download of the track “Wait til you See” from the album Can We Go Back Where We Began? THE KARL WALTERS JR TRIO is a jazz and jam tinted reflection of the wild experimentation that is modern Brooklyn music. Led by composer and trombonist Westbrook Johnson, and anchored by Keegan Schelling on bass and Matt Ferry on drums, the Trio walks, flaunts, and occasionally destroys the line between the composed and the improvised. With influences ranging from the high, bluesy wails of Louis Armstrong, to the stark, sharp cubistic rhythms of Incubus, to the savory and sweet melody lines of Antonio Carlos Jobim, the KWJ Trio embraces the styles of several musical traditions while adding their own unique voice to the beautiful cacophony of contemporary sound. By way of their tight, improvisational communication, The Karl Walters Jr Trio brings Johnson’s dynamic and varied compositions to life, ensuring an exciting listen for fans of all genres.


The World in its Nutshell

Took some of the station’s free schedule time to do a show dedicated to sounds around the globe. Featuring some beats to get your belly dancing, some songs to make the gypsy in all of us roam and some irie feelings passed around the circle to fill those open minds & thirsty ear-holes. Also, the Mrs of the G was a fine addition as co-host and she ended up getting many new members to her “fan club”.

Ilando Gima Onge- Extra Golden
Djefrile- Djoliba
Kaira- Toubab Krewe (live)
Tulinesangala-Bela Fleck & Nakisenyi Woman’s Group
D’Gary Jam-Bela Fleck/Baba Maal/Vusi Mahlasela/D’Gary…
Jarabi- Toumani Diabate
Bibou- Daby Balde
Redemption Song- African Showboys
Salimou- Lamine Soumano
Kwi-Manze Dayila & Nago Nation
Nina Kaba- Famoro Dioubate’s Kakande
First Flight- Mariah Parker
Hometown Journey- Satish Vyas
Underwater City-Suphala/Mazz Swift/David Gotay
Sinister Grains- Anoushka Shankar
Chicky- Oojami
Rabat- Beats Antique
Saidi Song- Turbo Tabla
Behind the Mask- Eccodek
BBBeat- Balkan Beat Box
Keep on Walking- Mad Juana
Moldavian- Luminescent Orchestrii
Nago Nago- Nation Beat
Yo soy Asi- Los Amigos Invisibles
Siboney- Buena Vista Social Club (live)
Guaranga- Gipsy Kings
Asa Branca- Forro in the Dark & David Byrne
El Aire- Eljuri with Sly & Robbie
Magno Mako- Ismael Issac
Great Big Boat- Taj Mahal & the Hula band
Grandma’s Groove- Jake Shimabukuro
The Invergarry Blues- Peatbog Faeries
Schattenmann- 17 Hippies
Courage- Vieux Farka Toure

Up in the way

walk don’t run- the Vultures
Honky Tonk Woman- Old and in the Way
Funk 42- Sam Bush
Hospital Food- Eels
The Diplomat-Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
Reefer Headed Woman- Cashman
Enjoy & Get it on- ZZ Top
Hot’Lanta- the NRG Band (live)
Full Circle- Oteil & the Peacemakers
Ain’t that Love- Ray Charles
Rockhouse I & II- Ray Charles
Back N the Dayz-Big Brutha Soul & the Bros. of Invention(live)
My man is a Mean man-Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
Java Junkie- Liquid Soul
White Wedding-Revolutionary Snake Ensemble
Brown Skinned Girl-Revolutionary Snake Ensemble

Forget About- the Karl Walters Jr Trio
Friends- Marco Benevento

Piano Smasher- Blue Man Group
White Rabbit- Blue Man Group
Action Packed- Green Light
City of Progress- the Spam All Stars
Should I stay or Should I Blow- the BPA with Ashley Beedle
We Proudly Present- Kinky

Put it in your Pocket- Weird War
Mister Frank- Sol
Wicked Man-Ben Harper/Blind Boys of Alabama
Light is Faster than Sound-Big Brother & the Holding CO
Meet me in the Morning- Drew Emmitt
Mescalito- Cheer Accident

Toubab Krewe LIVE x’s 2

Anyone who has been following along with greenarrowradio knows that the Malian Blues and American rock-N-roll are things this host really enjoy. Even if they don’t appear during a set list for a short while, they are being listened to. So whenever Toubab Krewe are in town you know I’ll be there. This time around they presented their blend of West African influences and kicking homegrown in North Carolina rock-N-roll at the Majestic Theater and they brought it along with a brand new live album out on Upstream Records. “Live at the Orange Peel” really captures the live performance as I have seen it on a several stages and I was just as impressed with the new album as I was with the live show. The live show provides several opportunities to lose yourself in sounds that are foreign and familiar simultaneously, which really causes some interesting body movements to the danceable grooves. The guys rock by the way. When the great American rock-N-roll kicks in it usually is at a steady beat of sound propulsion really pumping a crowd up…..My recommendation is to go out and catch them live and if they aren’t nearby…have no fears…the new live album is waiting to come home with you.


Some rocks in the Bag…

So as I sampled thru music for this weeks show, i found myself listening in places I used to…added some rocks to the music bag and decided to let it roll. Had to leave early as the Mrs of the G needed to be rescued from the land of locked out…….

Who are you- Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
Subterranean Homesick Blues-Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
Airmail Special- Vassar Clements
Good Ribbonce- Taarka
Hey Man….-Eels (live)
Barracuda- Rasputina (live)
Mustard- the Latin Playboys
Funk #48- the James Gang
Take my Hand-Ben Harper & Blind Boys of Alabama
Bend over Backwards- George Soule
Never going back to Memphis- Shemekia Copeland
Back in your love Again-Jerry Douglas/Alison Krause
Buncombe to Badala- Toubab Krewe (live)
Gas Can- Pressure Cooker
Thank you Girl- Pressure Cooker
Let your Yeah be Yeah- Jimmy Cliff
Soul Makossa- Manu Dibango
Down here on the Ground-Diane Reeves/the Ummah
Horns- Jamal Thomas
Pillow Fight- the Mackrosoft
Fred Barry- Baby Elephant
Inhale Slow- P Funk Allstars w/Paul Hill
Bosco’s Blues-Sugarman Three & Co Feat Large Professor (Bull Jun Remix)
Out in the Country- Porter/Batiste/Stoltz (live)
Believe- Karl Walters Jr trio
In an Old England Town (instrumental)- ELO

Brett Dennen SOLD OUT

Brett Dennen is no longer an up and comer or an emerging artist to watch for…it’s obvious that many eyes and ears are on him. The Majestic Theater was swamped with a range of people but tilted towards this college towns number one resource, the students. Brett sold out the venue and to me the reason is those “in touch with it” songs coupled with this voice that sounds like no other in ways that are comfortable. The stories being dealt out are written and delivered out of respect towards what is going on—both personally and nationally. Don’t forget to look up and watch Brett tell the stories, the animation is genuine with emotion and facial expressions that have you knowing that this artist is with you right there in that moment.

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