T’wEEK Treatment

I want to thank Steve Riley of Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys for being an on air guest today. We discussed the new album, Grand Isle, the upcoming show at the Great Hall at the Memorial Union here at the UW and a little on the history of the unique Creole sound that they are all about. There were plenty of treats during this weeks show, it is Meant for healing:

Settle in a Little While- Mark Growden
Like a Cartoon- Nathan Moore

You don’t Have to be Mad- Gang of Four
Momma Told me- Socialybrium
Lonesome Crusade- the Juggs
Skin of the Snake- Beaten by Them
the Honest Ocean- Yellowbirds

Smells Like Teen Spirit-Nirvana (Beatnick/K Salaam Mix)
The Stand- Mother Mother
Me Me Me- Middle Brother
High Heeled Sneakers- Henry Butler
Never Like this Before- Huey Lewis and the News
Sanctuary- the Bridge
Dakota Gumbo- Bruce Arnold

Choserito Plena- Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos
Lágrimas Mexicanas- Vinicius Cantuária/Bill Frisell
Jupiter or the Moon- Los Lobos
Aguas- Omar Sosa
Livin’ for your Love- Dayton Flic
Mullet- Speedometer
Seeds- Mamarazzi

Morning Blanket Guy- the Twin Cats
Dick Contino’s Blues- Sex Mob
Halo Clouds- Beyondo
Uomini Si Nasce Calibro Si Muore- Calibro 35
Cold Sweat- Angelique Kidjo

Arruga Remix- Soulive ft. Ekene Nwokoye
Mercy D- Sam & the Soul Machine (Rob Swift mix)
Afterglow- Robert Miles
Roule Hot- Les Pommes De Ma Douche
Micro- Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan
If- the pickPocket Ensemble
Melancholisch Schön- 2raumwohnung
Tudo Bem- Trio Mocotó
Shadow Heart- Javelin
Brazil- Chick Corea/Béla Fleck
Look Both Ways- Greg Ruby Quartet
The Millenburg Joys- Tin Pan
Bluerunner- Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole
Pierre- Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
Chatterbox- Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys

**On air Conversation with Steve Riley**
Honest Papas Love their Mamas Better- Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
Prana- Tom Middleton
Shanti- Break Science ft. Falu
River Man (Jef Stott Mix)- Natacha Atlas

Mowing a Patch of Soul

On a morning where the air hurt, I was able to thaw some things out with this show. DiGG:

Truckin- Leroy Powell
Lay Down(River of Faith)- Seth Walker
Oh! Sweet Nothing- the Velvet Underground
Our Good Days are Gone- Yellowbirds
the Wishbone- the Veils

Tied to the Track- Treat her Right
Buena- Morphine (live)
Can’t Fly to Heaven- Nathan Moore
the Battle of Speck & Pebble- Delicate Steve

Free your Mind- Socialybrium
Blues from Down Here- TV on the Radio (live)
Geraldine- the Bridge
19, 20, 21- King Johnson
Respect Yourself- Huey Lewis & the News
Heart Trouble- Nicole Hart
Baby, I Love you- Angelique Kidjo w/Dianne Reeves
At the Speakeasy- Speedometer
Kick the Blanket- the Mighty Imperials
Funky Power- Gulo čar
Al Capone- Nikiho Pupuk
Grouper Soup- Empresario
E Nessuno Si Farq’ del Male- Calibro 35

Not the End- Q Orchestra
Hip Drop- the Explosions (Rob Swift Mix)
ABC- Michael Jackson (Beatnick/K Salaam Mix)
Azucar Remix- Soulive FT. J Live
Free Man- South Shore Commission
Lively up Yourself- Bob Marley & the Wailers
Done Dem Career- Junior Kelly
Take a Strolll- Little Axe/Skip McDonald
Duke Booty- Miles Davis w/Easy Mo Bee
Nu Dutch- Mamarazzi
Meet me at the Polo Grounds-Todd Clouser’s A Love Electric

Seoul Tower-Charlie Hunter/Bobby Previte as Groundtruth ft. J. Medeski
Winter Clothes- Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
Dust on a White Shirt- William Parker Violin Trio
Malabe- Billy Martin & G. Calvin Weston
the Good Life- Pat Metheny & Ornette Coleman
Delirium- Euphoria
Borders- Lal Meri
Something for Windy- Bonobo
Aquarium Man- DJ Harry
Take it as it Come- (Afrodisiac Soundsystem Mix)-Sugarman 3 & Co. ft Charles Bradley
Music is a Medicine- BLVD
Exhibit A- Burnt Sugar & the Arkestra Chamber

with a Human Spirit

I want to thank Angelique Kidjo for being a part of today’s show. We spoke about music, life and the human spirit and I am proud now to cal her a friend. There was also some music shared today as well and here’s what happened in sounds:

Kaw Liga- Hank Williams
That’s the way you do-Studebaker John’s Maxwell ST. Kings
Crowded in my Soul-the Todd Wolfe Band (live)
Come on in my Kitchen-Big Head Blues Club w/Charlie Musselwhite

Shut Up- purgAtory hill
Slow Down Sugar- John Lisi & Delta Funk
Backdoor Love Affair- ZZ Top
Free- Huey Lewis & the News
Ain’t Nothing Gonna Change Me- Soul Alley
Five Small Words- Elvis Costello

Sunny Side of the Street- James Booker (live)
Gimme Some Lovin’- Marco Benevento (live)
Tales from Wimbish Woods- Skeebo Knight
It is What it is- Melvin Sparks
House Party- Nils Landgren Funk Unit
Jazz in the House- Marcus Miller
Juicy- Russel Blake
***On air conversation with Gypsy***
The Kitchen is Closed- Moisturizer
Give it Wheels- AKACOD (live)
Heaven in Stereo- Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers

Body & Mind- Liquid Soul
Never Can Say Goodbye-Michael Jackson (Beatnick/K Salaam Mix)
Walk the Proud Land- Bob Marley & the Wailers
Sedjedo- Angelique Kidjo with Ziggy Marley
Gypsy Delight- Mamarazzi
Pensamiento- Empresario
Come un Romanzo- Calibro 35

Cap’N Jack- Jack McDuff
Groove Ahead- Reuben Wilson
Panama- Kermit Ruffins
Saturday Night in Peach Blossom Valley-the Paul Winter Consort
Samba Pa Ti- Angelique Kidjo Ft. Roy Hargrove
**On air conversation with Angelique Kidjo**
Move on Up- Angelique Kidjo w/John Legend/Bono
Cold Sweat- Angelique Kidjo

the way it Goes

Drag N’ Fly- Dale Watson
The World’s Longest Hot dog- Brother Dege
Click Ol’ Gun- GangstaGrass
Vision- Steve Tibbetts
Vantage Point- Tim Reynolds
North- Widespread Panic
Hail Hail- Truth & Salvage CO.
Slow Drag with Josephine- Elvis Costello
Ramblin’ on my Mind- Big Head Blues Club
Roll Over- the Todd Wolfe Band (live)
Drinkin’ or Drivin’- purgAtory Hill
Natural’s not in it- Gang of Four
Hang on to Yourself- David Bowie (live)
Vodou for Peace- Ladell McLin & Swiss Chris
Baby, I love you- Angelique Kidjo w/Diane Reeves
You Created a Monster- Soul Alley
Little Sally Walker- Huey Lewis & the News
Straight no Chaser- Syl Johnson
Dirty Laundry- the Pimps of Joytime
Extra Sauce- the Deep Fried 5
got me a Black Woman- Tony Bunn
Onion Rings- Beyondo
Sobobo- Mamarazzi
Siesta- Empresario
Ballando in Balera- Calibro 35
Fathom 5- Cochemea Gastelum
Chocolate (Adrian Quesada Remix)- Pacifika
Love Hangover- Diana Ross (reworked by Junior Vasquez)
Edna’s Biscuits- Skeebo Knight
Aqui Como Alla- Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos
Chatter Box- Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys
You Think too Much- Chainsaw DuPont
Ain’t that Good News- Kermit Ruffins
Ritmo Canix- Chris Burton Jacome
L’air du Camargue- Tierra Negra & Muriel Anderson
Baba Mo Tunde- King Sunny Ade
Samba Samba- BoPol Mansiamina
Dil Main Chuppa Ke Pyar ka- Angelique Kidjo
Move on up- Angelique Kidjo w/John Legend & Bono
Future- Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal
Under the Bass Line (Zeb Remix)- Second Sky
Con El Cuete (Second Sky/Thomas Blondet mix)- Brownout
African Air Horn Dance- Jusa de Mentor
the Merkin Jerk- Javelin

Rana Santacruz

The High Noon Saloon was the setting for an early evening of fusion between she sounds of a Mexican Bluegrass and Irish Mariachi music. Rana Santacruz, armed with an accordion and guitar, gave the audience an evening to remember. Minus the trumpet for the first few selections, there was a sweet folk music feel to the early part of the show. The tempo picked up when Rana and band (including violin, upright bass, and drum kit and trumpet) got all musical motors running and took the crowd on a journey passed Appalachia, swinging through New Orleans, and dancing across most of Mexico. The energy was as contagious as a yawn in the nap room. My feet were caught several time stomping out loud and my body easily caught on to a sway like a palm tree in the breeze.
Rana Santacruz brought a much needed warmth to Madison on a extremely chilly evening, but I do believe his music would be perfect for all seasons around the globe. The songs were sung with love (amor) in the words.

Ear Buckle

Phew..finishing what I started yesterday, and almost succeeded in getting a song from every album on my “Tops Of Sorta Kinda” list….Here is why you needed to buckle your ears down :

Joyful Sound- the String Cheese Incident (live)
Rise Up- Truth & Salvage Co.
the House is Rockin’- Leroy Powell & the Messengers
my Lovely Jezebel- Elvis Costello
Lucky Lucky- Eric Lindell
Sent to the Edge-Randall Bramblett/Geoff Achison & Friends(live)
In the Pines- Delaney Davidson
Mojo 305- Albert Castiglia
Cool with me Tonight- Davis Coen
I’m Worried- Joe Pitts
Some Girls- the Dollyrots
Haunting at 1300 McKinley- the Black Angels
Puklinka- Už jsme doma
Fanfare->All White- the Soft Machine
Feeling Good- Meklit Hadero
Golden Rule- Charles Bradley
Different Strokes- Syl Johnson
East on West- Povo
T’s Bogaloo- Mike Clark
Honey Burger’s Grill (New Mix)- Skeebo Knight
Ffeh- Ed Alstrom
Black President-Fela! Original Broadway Cast Recording
Guardian Angel- Cochemea Gastelum
All Right All Right- the Apples w/Fred Wesley
Hijo Del Rey- Grupo Fantasma
Calling All units to Broccolino- Calibro 35
Regi Bugalú- the Quantic Soul Orchestra
Losing it All- Cuchata
Nosotros- Tierra Negra & Muriel Anderson
El Relámpago- Lila Downs (live)
Subi La Cuesta- Dave Holland/Pepe Habichuela
Hanby’s Window- JFJO
You Know I’m no Good- Marco Benevento
Beat it/Body & Soul- Jacky Terrasson
Back Home Boy- Tomo Fujita
I Thought so- Fabrizio Sotti
Psalm of Rubble- Jyoti
Salida Con Elegba- Omar Sosa & NDR Big band
The Mermaid- Snap
Gallop’s Gallop- the Microscopic Septet
Hyperspace- NRG Ensemble
American’t- Christian Scott
Moonshine- Daniel Bernard Roumain
Eyesdown- Bonobo Ft. Andreya Triana
Shafro- Chris Joss
An Old Gathering- Q Orchestra
Old Funk- the Spy from Cairo
Move it- Balkan Beat Box
Conjugal Mirage- Megafun vs Kisanzi Kongo
So Sweet- Wingless Angels w/Keith Richards
You Ain’t Ready for the Heavy- Taj Weekes & Adowa
Fire Power- Lee SCRATCH Perry
Mellow Mood- Julie Crochetière
Change of Pace- GrooveSession
Diaraby Magni (Yossi Fine Mix)-Vieux Farka Touré (live)
Carnavalito- Toubab Krewe
Elephant Dance- Paul Winter Consort
Durga Suktam & Mahishasura Mardini Stotram- Ravi Shankar
Basanth Mukhari- Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon
Element of Hope- Carmen Rizzo
Man from Mars- Cibelle
Tightrope- Janelle Monáe ft Big Boi
Coulda Shoulda Woulda- Lyrics Born ft. Sam Sparo
Sissyfuss- Surprise me Mr. Davis
Nufeko Disole- Batida ft. Bras Firm
Ha Baby- Rachid Taha
TaykeOvah- Method of Defiance
the Camel- Fat Freddy’s Drop (live)


It’ll be something new..but reflection first. Today and tomorrow I will be playing an offering from each of the albums that made the “Tops Of” sorta kinda list…and then forward we go:

Texas Girl Storm Devil Thang-Miss Meghan Owens
The Red Hand of Ulster-the Moiser Brothers
Rehab- Keller & the Keels
Jump- Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra
Sweet Child O’ Mine- Project Trio
Kashmir II- Maya Beiser
Struttin’ with Some Barbeque- Catherine Russell
Shine- Kermit Ruffins
How Could you do it?- Henry Gray
Grab This Thing- Huey Lewis & the News
Higher Than Low- Charlie Wooton Project
Diyo Dayo- JJ Grey & Mofro
Hey Bo Diddle- 7 Walkers
27 Spanishes- Los Lobos
Sylvie- Bandallamas
Wang Dang Doodle-Sam Moore/Keb Mo/Angie Stone
Back When they Had Two Legs- TriBeCasTan
Sing- Black Dub
Give it Back- Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
Sir Duke- Devon Allman’s Honeytribe
Space Captain-Herbie Hancock w/Derek Trucks/Susan Tedeschi
Punk- Lubriphonic w/Ivan Neville
Funky Turkey- the Jive Turkeys
Rite of the Ancients- the Budos Band
Grapefruit- Mamarazzi
the Cure- Trombone Shorty
Long Neck- Mojo Mancini
Little Black Book- Bop Skizzum
the Neck Tie Killer-the Perfect Man Dave SMOOTA Smith
Baby 81- Moisturizer
the Blues Speaks to my Soul- Beyondo
Marriage of Days- Skerik’s Syncopated Septet (live)
Power Patriot- Garage a Trois
Puppet Mischief- John Ellis & Double Wide
Littlest Number- Todd Clouser’s A love Electric
Tributary- Cameron Mizell
Taxman- Soulive
A Letta- Stanton Moore
Stella Blue- Steve Kimock Crazy Engine (live)
Drum N’ Brass- Red Baraat
All that is Rising- Chico Mann
As Far as I can See- Phantogram
Tin Flower- RJD2
the Rain- DJ Center
Evaflow- Kabanjak
Beautiful(Suonho Italian Boogie Mix)-the Electric FT. Yarah Bravo
BBQ Claus II- Velella Velella
Enjoy- Kenautis SMith
Wildstyle Method (FT. 40 Love)- Bassnectar