Lo-Humidity Hi-Fly

Such a beautiful day to be able to share independently selected artists and their art. The humidity is low causing today’s proGram to take off in flight on a clEAR pattern into your open minds & thirsty ear-holes. Thanks for tuning in…and if you missed it I hope you can catch the next one.

Disgusted- Lucinda Williams (live)
The Business- Greggs Eggs
Day & Night- Nina Simone
She’s about a Mover- Little Willie G
Dynamite Woman- Dave Alvin
Zero from Outer Space- Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Levee’s Gonna Break- Bob Dylan
Power to the People- Eric Burdon & Billy Preston
People Train- Big Head Todd & the Monsters
A Change is Gonna Come- Herbie Hancock w/James Morrison
Swamp Fire- Martin Denny
5 Months 2 Weeks 2 Days- Louis Prima
Trou Macacq- Squirrel Nut Zippers
Mambo Swing- Bag Bad VooDoo Daddy
Golden Isle Groove II- Skeebo Knight
Cold plate (intro)- King Johnson (live)
Chicken/Good Fortune- King Johnson (live)
Funky Foxey Lady- the Melting Faces (live)
Bobo the Hobo- Rick Holmstrom
Bringing up the Rear- Deep Banana Blackout (live)
Ain’t Nothin’ but a Party- the Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Pastor “T”- the Rh Factor
You’re Steps Alone- Sokoband
Boogie Nights/All Night- Erykah Badu (live)
Falling- Kaiser Cartel
All Mine- Portishead
Gone b4 yr Home- Le Tigre
Sing Hosana- Clinton
Arrow’s Theme- Cochemea Gastelum
No me Pagan- Los Amigos Invisibles
Ye Me Le- Sergio Mendes
Felicidade- Suba (Juryman Mix)
Vuja De- the Orb
Select Frequency- Bassnectar feat Seasunz
Sitargazer- Fort Knox Five w/International Velvet
Sweet Stuff- Billy Idol
Killa Bunnies- Moloko
My Beautiful Leah- PJ Harvey
Beni Beni- Niyaz
Captain’s Eye- Jyoti
You Got the Love- DJ Center feat Gretchen Parlato
Solamente Pasion- Gabriele Trachina

Ride on the G SchwinGGG

I wonder if we share the same likes and dislikes at the amusement parks. Take a ride on a G Swingggg (SchwinGGG) and I hope you keep coming back.

VooDoo Trane- Joe Pitts
Thunder on the Mountain- Bob Dylan
Superbird- Country Joe & the Fish
Time has Come Today- Steve Earle & Sheryl Crow
Drink House- Scrapomatic
Do I Move you?- Nina Simone
Dig that Crazy Chick- Sam Butera & the Witnesses
Bustin’ Surfboards- the Tornadoes
Surf Rider- the Lively Ones
Bar Fight- Los Lobos
Franklin’s Tower-the Allman Brothers Band (live 9/1/04)
Most Events Aren’t Planned- Vida Blue
Muhammad Ali- Big Head Todd & the Monsters
Stay Human(all the Freaky People)- Michael Franti & Spearhead
Early in the Morning- Papa Mali
Mutha Luvas- Jimmie’s Chicken Shack
Freedom Dub- Dub Tonic
Drug of Choice- Mystic Bowie

We a Guh Some Weh- Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers
Impala ’73- Cochemea Gastelum
Everything Scatter-Fela! Original Broadway Cast Recording
Shine- Bibi Tanga & the Selenites
Guiyome- Konono No. 1
Candyall Beat-Carlinhos Brown(Mr Bill/Mr Ben Remix)
Baby I’m Black….-Sven Barth & Induce are the Saxual Revolution
Beat Freak-Scott Hardkiss (Fort Knox Five Instrumental)
Summer Daze- Luscious Jackson
Charlotte- Dutch
Lightworks- Cibelle

Jimmy Smith Tune- the Melting Faces
Smoker’s hack- Ed Alstrom

Soul Roach- Merl Saunders & Friends
Mercy Mercy- Charles Earland
Tomorrow Never Knows- Herbie Hancock w/Dave Matthews
Coast to Coast- Sokoband

Forget Regret- the Rh Factor feat. Stephanie McKay
Jha Mon- Chris Joss
Mighty Mighty-Charlie Hunter Quartet w/Theryl DeClouet
Suspicious Minds(Eric Chase Club Edit)-King Junior
Are you Gonna go my Way(ph Elektra Remix)-KATO feat Ian Dawn
Back Home- Zuco 103 (Kraak & Smaak Disco 103 Mix)

Samba do Gringo Paulista- Zero Db
Emorio- Sergio Mendes
Just a Samba- Bossacucanova
Tokyo After Midnight- Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra
Baghdad Blues- Os Mutantes


the Wood Brothers in Madison

I have been spinning Oliver Wood’s music for so many years now…from King Johnson to the Wood Brothers, this soulful sound has accompanied my sets as focal points and finally I got the chance to see the Wood Brothers and say an overdue face to face hello to Oliver. We got dashes from sounds off the new album (out soon) and many of the classic Wood Brothers tunes (Atlas, Chocolate on my Tongue) that make me lick my lips in a savory satisfaction. The crowd was deep, sweaty and into the steady rockin’ smooth groove of this trio had in store for us on that particular Madison evening by the lakeside. We had many the opportunity to get our deep moves on but the key to the success of these guys to my ears is what they do does to my soul. I feel the music and I truly feel like I am sitting on a bus stop bench waiting with some of the words that are put to the music that has me captured. This is a band that the music really moves me.









SUMmer Soul Stache

May your summers be filled with…well, sunshine. As long as no one has any BRITE ideas about drilling into the sun and screwing that up too. *Happy Birthday Paula! Here’s what the show looked like today:

Porchswing- Bourbon Princess
Dirty City- Steve Winwood w/Eric Clapton
So Much Love- Scrapomatic
Sweet Feeling- Cracked Ice
The Game gets Old- Sharon Jones & the Dapkings
Space Captain- Herbie Hancock w/Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi

What we Need- G Love & Special Sauce
March- Youngblood Brass Band
Turn on your Lovelight- Bonerama (live jazzfest ’09)
March of the Video Reptiles- the Microscopic Septet
I’m Good How ‘Bout you- Shamarr Allen/Paul Sanchez
Binger- Ripplegroove
Catlett Outta the Bag- Mike Clark
Down Home Style- the Yards
Hunk O’ Funk- McLemore Ave.
Quiero Desintegrar a Tu Novio- Los Amigos Invisibles
San Ka Na- Salif Keita
Adje! Adje!- Elikeh
Oxam- Mahube

It’s in Our Hands- Taina Asili Y La Banda Rebelde
Calypso Blues- Nat King Cole (Damian JR GONG Marley & Stephen Marley)
Tolu Afe- Te Vaka
Talanoa te Pate- Te Vaka

Bomboy Diner- Jesse Cook
Sadrang (Acoustic)- Niyaz
Punjabi Wedding Song (Balle Balle)- Red Baraat
Baraat to Nowhere- Red Baraat
*My Darling What a Shame- Moist Paula Henderson
Sugar Baby Blues- the Omar Sosa Sextet
Suberbia- Trombone Shorty
Bhangra Paanch- Fort Knox Five
Beat Freak- Scott Hardkiss (Fort Knox Five Remint)
Our Father, Our King- DJ EMCH
Felicidade- The Funky Lowlives
Waiting for Franck Black- DJ Cam
California Cloaked in Wool- Dutch
Element of Hope- Carmen Rizzo

Buried Alive-Rick Wakeman with the London Symphony Orchestra/the English Chamber Choir & Ozzy Osbourne

Marshall Tucker Band in Baraboo

Well, it was a joy to be able to hang out with an old friend Marcus James Henderson (Keys/Flute/Sax/Vocals) as Marshall Tucker invaded the Ho-Chunk Casino with opening act The Georgia Satellites. The set for MTB was filled with exactly what one would expect…except for those on stage as they never no what frontman and the true original member of the band, Doug Gray is going to call out from song to song. And with over 39 years of making music there is a whole lot to choose from. It is a show still worth getting involved in as these fellas sure know how to get the crowd frenzied into a Southern Rock mentality and the jams are still as fresh and filling as ever. With their true soundman taking care of some personal things back home, the boys took care of business…just as you’d expect the Marshall Tucker Band to do, and they will do it for you the next time they are in town.







Being the Well

Deep. I want to thank Clermont Ferrand of Les Sans Culottes for being a part of the show today as they head to Madison (and Wisconsin) for the first time on July 8th at Fete de Marquette. We talked about their sound, their style and our mutual friend Paula Henderson. The show had it’s own developing story…and here’s the scoop:

There but 4- Bruce Kaphan
Jenny in the Middle- Cornmeal (live)
Never Again- Fruition
Nantahala- Beat Circus
Karmageddon- Hank III
All the Time in the World- the Subdudes (live)
Tin Can Trust- Los Lobos
He called my Name- Scrapomatic w/Derek Trucks
Will the Circle be Unbroken- Jeff Beck w/the Kingdom Choir
Still Asleep- Bourbon Princess
Sun Burns Out- AKACOD
Nothing but Net- Liquid Soul
Neph- Trombone Shorty
On your way Down- Trombone Shorty

Sundown- International Velvet
Howgrown- See I
Kick It Complex- Persia (Bassnectar remix)
Airplanes part 2-B.o.B. w/Hayley Williams feat Eminem
VooDoo Jazz- DJ Cam
Plicky- Pharez Whitted
By You, do you Mean me or you?- the Microscopic Septet
Sold Answers- Moutin Reunion Quartet
Zoyd- Mike Clark

Cold Duck Time- Drive by Leslie feat. Adam Kipple
Jessie’s Bullet- Ripplegroove
Burning Bridges- Neal Schon
Ghost of You- Andy Timmons Band
More fun in the Swamp- Adrian Legg
Jolly Swagman- Tommy Emmanuel (live)
Old Ghosts- Stratospheerius
Ces Bottes- Les Sans Culottes
Les Enfants Terribles- Les Sana Culottes
**on air chat w/Clarmont Ferrard of Les Sans Culottes**
Ma Sharona- Les Sans Culottes
Tanbou Vye Gri- Boukman Eksperyans
Boka Devotion- Aiyb Dieng
Represent Do Rio- Melvin Gibbs’ Elevated Entity feat. B Negao/Fihos do Korin Efan
Apple Tree- Erykah Badu (live)
Samba da Minha Terra- Bossacucanova
Feels so Good (DJ Kicks)- the Juan Maclean
Adir Adrim- Balkan Beat Box (Nicodemus remix)
the Forgotten People- Thievery Corporation
Leolam- Avishai Cohen
Stevelander- Jyoti
Still is Still Moving to me- Shamarr Allen/Paul Sanchez
Masters of War–> Rockin’ in a Free World- Gov’t Mule w/Rob Barraco/Dave Schools/Kevin Kinney/Audley Freed


Marquette Waterfront Festival deux

Day 2

It was easy to see why so many people are paying attention to Ontario’s Great Lake Swimmers, the songwriting and expression are easily shared with the band and the audience, just like at the Marquette festival. A shower of rain was fitting as was the moment when the sun peeked out to stay at the wail of the vocals calling it to……This is a band that tells a story, with its storytelling.

Great Lake Swimmers at the Marquette Waterfront Fest 6/13


The Tony Allen Band at the Marquette Waterfront Festival 6/13

Now this is what it is all about for me. I felt the moment the drums were struck that I was back home…wherever that truly is. Tony Allen and his band made the music festivals are all about, but more importantly to me as an individual…it is the music I feel so close to. Afro Beat is, and that’s because of Mr. Tony Allen. It was an honor to hear him and his band smoke it live and it was filled with grooves that make the spot you are in feel so close to home.








SUM Ear Yum

Thanks for the Monday Ear time…I am ever so thankful to be able to share the soundspace with you on Mondays now during the summer from 10amEST until at least High Noon EST….Here’s the treats I left in your bag for SUM ear Yum:

Glu Glu- the Omar Sosa Sextet
Sabar- Aiyb Dieng
Macumba- Melvin Gibbs Elevated Entity feat Totonho/Cortejo Afro
Dlo Se Miste- Boukman Eksperyans
International Thief Thief-Fela! Original Broadway Cast Recording
Red Wine- Tanga & the Selenites
Samaro Mantra- Sunny Jain
Unchanged Reverie- Jyoti

Groovin’ on a Feeling- Laid Back
…Don’t look Back- Peter Tosh & Mick Jagger
People just Want to be Free- Keb Mo
Milky Way- Marcus Miller w/Keb Mo
Get it Together- JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound
Long Hard Slog- Ivan FUNKBOY Bodley
Bookin’ Mike Clark
The Good Life- Tomo Fujita
You Know I’m no Good- Marco Benevento
Salida Con Elegba- Omar Sosa & NDR Bigband
Carlito!- Cochemea Gastelum
Pais Tropical- Sergio Mendes

Bonita- Bossacucanova
The Real Thing (Bimbo Jones Remix)- Sergio Mendes
Our Man Barack- Pharez Whitted
Freedom- Ilhan Ersahin

Fire Suite 3- Roy Nathanson w/Elvis Costello
Fanfare- Soft Machine->
All White- Soft Machine

Timekiller- Algernon
Spanish Dancer 2010- Steve Winwood
Do the Murray- Los Lobos

China Cat Sunflower- Grateful Dead (live)
Sco~Mule-Gov’t Mule w/Oteil Burbridge/Rob Barraco (live)
Anyway the Wind Blows- Frank Zappa
Wrong pair of Shoes- Paul Mark & the Van Dorens
Funk Mambo- Jesse Jones Jr
Min Jai- Rachid Taha
Alon Basela- Avishai Cohen
Poye (Rise Ashen Remix)- Issa Bagayogo

Courage(Fabian Alsultan’s UFOs Over Bamako mix)-Vieux Farka Toure
Magic- B.o.B. feat Rivers Cuomo

Marquette Waterfront Fest 2010

Chico Trujillo at the Marquette Waterfront Festival Saturday 6/12

Chile’s Chico Trujillo made themselves known at this festival with music that has a happy grin attached to it. The style and flare of the Chilean culture brought magic to the waterfront with interpretaciones de cumbias tradicionales, lo que dio como mezcla una banda tocando cumbias, boleros y ska….but what did it for me was the way the music made my insides feel while the rest of me shook to the sound. This is a band not to miss at a festival or in a small room. They pack a punch that is filled with happiness.





Grupo Fantasma at the Marquette Waterfront festival 6/12

After interviewing producer and guitarist Adrian Quesada and going over his resume,( I have been spinning his works in many shapes & forms for years now) I know what I was in for, but could tell not everyone else at the festival was….and man, they were blown away. The weather was warm and the funky Latin orchestra sounds were ten paces to the hott side of that…….While there is definitively some nostalgia to the music, this band is moving/shaking into new territories musically (as one might expect from a band that routinely backs Prince) and while their newest album is just hitting the streets…..this band has been running strong for some 10 years now and is a must see wherever you are, when they come close. I have few words to tell you other than….it’s a must see.





Sound Droplets on Target

I want to thank Adrian Quesada of Grupo Fantasma and long time friend of the program Mr. Marcus James Henderson of The Marshall Tucker Band for being phone in guests today. Adrian and I discussed the set today at the Marquette Waterfront Festival and what people can expect from a live setting with Grupo as well as the new album and label. Marcus and I were letting people ’round here know of the Marshall Tucker Band’s show next Saturday (6/19) at the Ho Chuck Casino in Baraboo. And the droplets of sound splashed this-a-way-and that-a-way:

Wake Up Ready- Tommy Talton Band
You’re Gonna Look Just Like a Monkey…-Sid Selvidge
Nightshade- the Subdudes
Down in the Flood- the Derek Trucks Band
I ain’t Human- Leroy Powell & the Messengers
Visiting Day- Widespread Panic
Seat of my Pants- moe.
Slow Change- Blues Traveler (live)
Nightride- Legendary Shack Shakers
Eyes above the Clouds- Crazy Mary

I Want to Hug You-Zakiya hooker/Jimmie Johnson/Bobby Murray
We got Somethin’- Salvador Santana
Everyday is a Winding Road- Prince
T’s Boogaloo- Mike Clark
Beat Bop- Jacky Terrason
Tiny Tapper- Tomo Fujita
Greenpoint- Marco Benevento
Hamby’s Window- Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

Trust Us- Fast N Bulbous
Marriage of Days- Skerik’s Syncopated Taint Septet
Soul Power- Revolutionary Snake Ensemble
Drum N Brass- Red Baraat
Baltika- Slavic Soul Party
Instant Karma- Shamaar Allen & Paul Sanchez
The Harder They Come- Josh Charles

Do the Right thing- the Dynamites feat Charles Walker
Realizando- Grupo Fantasma
El Consejo- Grupo Fantasma

**on air Chat w/Adrian Quesada of Grupo Fantasma**
Ora Como Rev, Mañana como Güey- Ocote Soul Sound w/Adrian Quesada
Fathoms 5- Conchemea Gostelum
If you Want me to Stay- Sly & Family Stone w/Devin Lima
Connect- Foxy Shazam
Crimson & Clover- Prince
Orangutan- Charlie Wooton Project
**On air chat w/Marcus James Henderson of Marshall Tucker Band**
East West Express- Tommy T
Conductor- Chico Trujillo
La Broma- Very be Careful
Mabrouk Aalik- Rachid Taha
VooDoo Love- the Waitiki 7

Prelude:Bach Cello Suite #1 in G Major- Yo Yo Ma

Finding the way to Success.

Today was a 4 hour set that took winding paths that I feel ended up in a successful pattern with happy ears as the result. I want to thank Jamie McLean for being a part of the show (seemed like old times), we chatted about his new album, the tour stop here in Madison and how he is ready to rock the live events as a power trio. I also want to tip my cap to 10 year old guitar phenom Tallan Latz for joining the show. We discussed his involvement with the Steel Bridge Songfest, some of his greatest moments sharing the stage with legends and how he went from drums to guitar at age 5.

Senbazuru- Bruce Kaphan
Bad Reputation- Pierre de Gaillande

I Told you I was Freaky-Flight of the Conchords
Teen Angst- Keller & the Keels
Tribe- Willy Porter (live)
Hollow Trees House Hounds- Cate Le Bon
Way too Freaky- Crazy Mary
High Water- Bob Dylan (live 2003)
New VooDoo BooGaloo- Swamp Cabbage
Shake for Me- Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble (live 1980)
St Louis- Widespread Panic
I’ll Burn it Down- Los Lobos w/Susan Tedeschi
Snake Woman- Charlie Wooton Project

Saltei de Banda- Elza Soares
25- Grupo Fantasma
Telarana- Grupo Fantasma

Patricia- Ry Cooder/Manuel Galban
Guardian Angel- Cochemea Gastelum
Jucticia-Ocote Soul Sounds & Adrian Quesada
Summer Pudding- Skerik’s Syncopated Taint Septet
This That & the Other Thing- Skeebo Knight

Say Yeah- Jacky Terrasson
Float & Fall- Meklit Hadero
Come Rain or Shine- Jeremy Davenport

Stay Gold- Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
Take your Clothes off When you Dance- Frank Zappa
the Future- Commandante Zero
Rave un2 the JOY Fantastic- Prince
See Sawing- Breakestra
Groove Holmes- Beastie Boys
Back Home Boy- Tomo Fujita
Peace & Glory- Jamie McLean
***On air Conversation with Jamie McLean***
Hold on Tight- Jamie McLean
Spooky Tina- Jackie Greene
Boogie Man- Omar & the Howlers
New York- the Fins
**Chat with Tallan Latz***
National Anthem- Tallan Latz
Journey Man- Tallan Latz
Speaker Freaker- J Russell w/Dave Fiuczynski
Mokhtar- Rachid Taha
You & I-Sergio Mendes (Cultmore Remix)
Dance or Die- Janelle Monae w/Saul Wiliams

Crazy- Alice Russell
Water No get Enemy- Chelsea Baratz
Varga Varga- Chico Trujillo
Perdona mi Traicion- Sierra Maestra
La Iguana- lila Downs (live)

Faqir- Jef Stott
Mental Invasion- DJ Cam
The Light- Nate Mars feat. Jahdan
Baby- Bobby Mcferrin


Isthmus Jazz Fest

Now in its 22nd year, the Isthmus Jazz Festival is a two-day celebration of America’s homegrown art form. The free festival kicks off the summer season in one of Madison’s most beautiful outdoor settings, the Memorial Union Terrace, with Lake Mendota as a glittering backdrop. A diverse crowd of students, jazz aficionados and casual fans fill the tables to hear a lineup that reflects a century’s worth of jazz styles. Dixieland, big-band swing, bebop, Latin jazz and free jazz are all part of the mix, along with contemporary derivations like funk and hip-hop. The festival is committed to honoring jazz’s glorious tradition while keeping one eye fixed on the future.

2010 Jazz Festival Schedule
Times subject to change. Rain location is the Memorial Union Rathskellar

Friday, June 4
4:30 – 5:30 PM: Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble
6:00 – 7:30 PM: Gerri DiMaggio and Friends
8:00 – 9:30 PM: Frank Catalano
10:00 – Close: Tony Castaneda Latin Jazz Super Group

Saturday, June 5
2:00 – 3:00 PM: High School Jazz All-Stars
3:15 – 4:00 PM: Jeff Peronto Group
4:30 – 5:30 PM: Francesca Esme Quintet
6:00 – 7:30 PM: Madison Jazz Orchestra
8:00 – 9:30 PM: Tierney Sutton (ticketed headliner)
10:00 – Close: Madisalsa


Los Lobos Cancel AZ gig

Grammy Award winning roots-rock band Los Lobos has decided to cancel their scheduled performance at The Talking Stick Resort on June 10th, 2010. The band has made this decision based on the current call to boycott Arizona in response to SB 1070. Through their management, Los Lobos issued the following statement: “We support the boycott of Arizona. The new law will inevitably lead to unfair racial profiling and possible abuse of people who just happen to look Latino. As a result, in good conscience, we could not see ourselves performing in Arizona. We regret the inconvenience this may have caused the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, Casino Arizona, Talking Stick Resort and our fans, but we feel strongly that it is the right thing to do.”

The current members of Los Lobos are Steve Berlin, David Hidalgo, Conrad Lozano, Cesar Rosas and Louie Perez.