Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree

The final set from Saturday’s proGram made the season’s chanGe and the known environment something of a difference….

Skycatcher- 10 Ft. Ganja Plant
Rolling Stone- Trinity
Gimme Gimme- Natty King & King Stitt

Kana Soro- Los Issufu & His Moslems
Tin Essako- Tinariwen (live)
Kadi Kadi- Ali Farke Toure & Toumani Diabate
Salkafada- Tal National
Samba- King Sunny Ade
Edunmare- Babatunde Olatunji
Shadows- Blue Man Group
How Do They Do That?- Kinky
Prisoner- Har Mar Superstar
Iodine- When the Saints Go Machine (Zed Bias/Maddslinky Remix)

Morphine For the Masses- Ebony Bones
Hangover (RAC Remix)- CSS
Love Will Turn Your Head Around- Karmacoda (Mr. Alfa Da Funccc Remix)
Soul Intoxication (the Skaggs Remix)- Basement Freaks
Mangala Special- Kabaka International Guitar Band (Uproot Andy Remix)
Green Tea Funk- Ancient Astronauts (DJ Ole Remix)

Cash Cab- Speedy Ortiz
Keep Cool- Major Lazer Ft. Shaggy & Wynter Gordon
I Just Wanna Make You Happy- Pever Everet

Disco Quatro- Quentin Quatro
Let’s Get Busy- Pretty Lights
Deep Jinx- Two Fingers
You’re so Pretty- Pillowfight

El O’Man Boogaloo (Mo Horizon Remix)- Omegaman


EARthbow Flow

The middle portion of the proGram took the path of where you aren’t and met it up where once you were…..the mixture in the ear welcomed the sound with a handshake…Here’s is where the EARthbow Flow ended up splashing down:

Tired of Waiting- the Kinks (live)
Sunday Afternoon- the Kinks (live)
Bony Moronie- the Who (live 1971)
Join Together- the Who
Night Theme- Iggy Pop & James Williamson
Beyond the Law- Iggy Pop & James Williamson
BQE- Amun Ra
Riot in Thunder Alley- Eddie Beram
Riddles are Abound Tonight- Col. Les Claypool’s Fearless Frog Brigade (live Great American Music Hall 10/08/2000)
Skinhead Girl- Murphy’s Law
Inside Out- Paul Allen & the Underthinkers Ft. Ivan Neville & Derek Trucks
Take the Party- Robert Randolph & the Family Band Ft. Trombone Shorty

Heed the Call- Big Daddy Love (live at Ziggy’s 11/21/2012)
It’s my Pleasure- Eric Lindell
Road Blind- Moreland & Arbuckle
My Babe- Jeff Pitchell Ft. Clarence Clemons
Intro- Bernard Allison (live) ->
Buzz Me- Bernard Allison (live)
Hard to Love- Tony Vega Band
Olneyville Stomp- Bob Angell’s Blues Outlet
Mean Ol’ Lonesome Train- John Hammond
Sunnyvale- Todd Wolfe Band
I’m not Ready for Love- Promise
Same Kind of Thing- Syl Johnson

Trapped- Jimmy Cliff (live KCRW Studio)
Come Una Piestra Scalciate- Articdo 31
Yo Yo/Boombastic- Yellowman (live in S.F.)
Mattie Rag- the Jolly Boys


Can’tcha Echinacea

I had the pleasure of having renowned artist Kelly Roberti on the proGram today. We spoke of his new work “Montana Wild Cats” with two other leGends who hail from Montana, Mr. Jack Walrath and Mr.Phillip Aaberg. The album is a piece of art more so than a strict genre of sound…it fits into your ears like that final puzzle piece, you know..the one that feel under the table and hasn’t been seen in a while. We spoke on the beauty within the landscape of sweet Montana and how inspiration is sometimes made to wait by laws and ancient reGulation. The music slithered over the field unseen, but heard it was:

Put Our Hearts Together (Inst)- Fourplay
Yellow Dog Blues- Dick Hyman & Ken Peplowski (live at the Kitano)
What You Say Dr. J- the Mike DeLeonne Trio (live at Cory Weed’s Cellar Jazz Club ’12)

Here Comes the King- Soldier String Quartet
Ugly- Soldier String Quartet
Makoshika- Jack Walrath/Phillip Aaberg/Kelly Roberti
***Live on air Conversation with Mr. Kelly Roberti***
Jack’s Arcade- Jack Walrath/Phillip Aaberg/Kelly Roberti
Luu Thuy Truong- Kronos Quartet/Van-Anh Vo
Bluegrass Breakdown- Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby (live)
You know the Night- Jackson Browne & Rob Wasserman (live Kennedy Center)

Better Get Off- the Easy Leaves
Man- Neko Case
The Dream’s in a Ditch- Deer Tick

Cousin Jane- Crystal Jacqueline
Bride of Theme From Blinking Lights- Eels (live at Town Hall)
Trouble with Dreams- Eels (live at Town Hall)
Choplifter- the Happy Hollows
Country Boy- Johnny Cash
Cold Irons Bound- Bob Dylan (live)
Don’t Bogart me- Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise
the Nightfly- Donald Fagan
I Don’t Want to be your Shadow- Psychedelic Furs


How We Get From There to hEAR

I want to thank Miss Caitlin Rose for just beating the clock for a quicky phoner to discuss her new album “The Stand In”, the live show this evening at the High Noon Saloon and how she just completed the “live at Eastside Manor Sessions” just in time for me to spin it for the thirsty ear-holed today…The tracks selected in this portion of the show represent a fine path to get there….Here’s the trail:

Brother Will- Will Calhoun
Suite Mary Part III:Play- The Mike LeDonne Trio

the Beltline Bandits- Ensemble Modern
Say Yes to Love- Jose Rizo’s Monogorama
Walk- Burning Spear
Put Your Hoodies On (4Trayvon)- Steel Pulse
Wonderful World, Beautiful People- Jimmy Cliff (KCRW Session Live)
Wicked Dem Come- Lone Ranger
Every Herbsman is a Star- Danny Dread

UK All Stars (Machinedrum Remix)- Congo Natty
Waiting in Vain (Jim James Remix)- Bob Marley & the Wailers

Jamana Tigi- Neba Solo
Wongharey- Tal National
Nouhoume Maiga- Vieux Farka Toure

Cobra- Dr. Didg
Nuit Magique- Jazzamor
Check In- Fiamma Fumana
Woman of the Ghetto (Flume’s Jackin House Remix)- Marlena Shaw
El Oman Boogaloo (Skeewiff Remix)- Omegaman
Eyes Don’t Lie (DJ Shadow Remix)- Machinedrum

***Live on air conversation with Caitlin Rose***


And When The Smoke Clears

When the smoke clEARs there was nothinG left but the sonG:

How Mountain Girls Can Love- Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby (live)
Union Maid- Old Crow Medicine Show (live)
Pretty Boy Floyd- Rosanne Cash (live)

Me & Paul- Willie Nelson (live)
Long Haired Country Boy- From Good Homes
Baby Don’t go to Town- Niela Miller
Successful Son- Michael Powers
Mississippi Water- Burton Gaar
My Momma Loved me- Buddy Guy
Brand New Wayo- Robert Randolph & the Family Band Ft. Carlos Santana
Dark of the Night- Trampled Under Foot

Hard Knocks- Elvis Presley
Down in Mexico- the Coasters
Feels Good- Booker T. Jones
Star Bright- the Impressions
One Way Love- the James Hunter Six

Got the Devil in ya- King Johnson (live)
Old Numbers- Caitlin Rose (live)
No More Lonely- Caitlin Rose (live)

Sugar Plum- Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Then What?!- Jacob Bain & Publish the Quest
Liberty (part 1)- Art Ensemble Syd Ft. Michael Gregory Jackson

Arácnidos- Pyramid Blue
Merlin- Victor Wooten
Mo’ 2 Come- George Porter Jr & Runnin Pardners
Sweetness- George Porter Jr & Runnin Pardners


When PiGs Fly

They are surprised to find the show on a Friday, but the seat was empty so a 1-3pm shift was set in motion…Here’s what flew with the bakinG bacon:

the Last Race- Jack Nitzsche
Staggolee- Pacific Gas & Electric
if You’re a Viper- Wayne Kramer
I Like the Things About me- Mavis Staples
Disaster Proof- T. Hardy Morris
City of Joy- Beaten by Them
Salvador Divinorum- Beaten by Them
Instrumental- Jonny Fritz

LaLa La LaLa- the Krayolas
Strange Things Happening Every day- Fern Jones
Oh Baby- A.C. Jones
Meet me on the Corner- Motel Mirrors
Gold Mine- the James Hunter Six

That’s Why I’m Crying- Eric Lindell
The River Wild- Deborah Coleman
Come Love me Shoes- Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze
Too Damn Old- the Hep Cat Boo Daddies
Amped Up- Robert Randolph & the Family Band
Evil Twin- Buddy Guy Ft. Steven Tyler
I Didn’t Try- Trampled under Foot

Wear me Out- Summer Cannibals
Young Love- Vicky Cryer
Time Was Once on my Side- Stranglers
Brittle Bones- the Family Crest

Just- Radiohead (live 6/1/1995 Tramps)
Hey Hey What Can I do- Hootie & the Blowfish
Woody’s Rag- Tony Trischka w/the Del McCoury Band & Tim O’Brien
Galliard- Blackmore’s Night

the Piano has Been Drinking (not me)- Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
Mersey Dream- Stay
Moorish Invasion- Max Allen Band

John the Conqueror (Truth is Always the Same)- Gogol Bordello
Tremors From the Future- Guapo


FeelinG Sharpened

The second half of the proGram earned me the respect and props of the WLHA pioneers and I am an honorary member…Well, I have been called a member in so many different ways….Here’s what got them to raise the praise:

Good Love Bad Love- Eddie Floyd
I’ve Never Found a Man to Love- LaVelle White
Nothin’ I Wouldn’t do- the James Hunter Six
Rhythm- the Impressions Ft. Binky Griptite
Fontella’s Welcome- the Gene Dudley Group

Part of Me- Tedeschi Trucks Band
Native Stepson- Sonny Landreth
Brother’s Johnson Jam- Glen David Andrews (live at Three Muses)
A Night in Tunisia- the Kerbside Collection
The Battle for Aphrodite- Fuck Monster
Don’t Chin the Dog- Robert Walter’s 20th Congress
Got the Blues?- Melvin Sparks

The Instigator- Romanowski
Thanks- Particle (live)
Do the Right Thing- Kung Fu
Gratitude- Todd Clouser’s A Love Electric
Groovin’ on a Feeling- Laid Back
Sunshine Day- Osibisa
Legba- Boukman Eksperyans
Rara Ti Celia- Boukman Eksperyans
How Would They Know that you Have Money- Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars
Work it Brighter- Sierra Leone’s Rufugee All Stars
Negra Santa- Chico Trujillo
Chiringa0 Oliver Mtukudzi
Ayahuasca- Kratos Himself


In the Water with no Paddle

I want to thank the staff at WSUM, the WHLA pioneers and Laura our tech for allowing me the opportunity to broadcast during the retro throwback weekend. I feel privileGed to been given the opportunity to be a part of what they WHLAers were/are doing and I understand, without people like them in radio, I most likely wouldn’t have the chance to select my own path of a musical journey to share….For the first half of today’s show, hop in the boat and let the tide the tunes create take you to where:

Highway 1- Bill Frisell
Play with Fire- Crystal Jacqueline
Minstrels in the Hall- Blackmore’s Night
Temple of the King- Blackmore’s Night

La Bruja en la Esquina- Mad Juana
You Know What to do- the Shivas
Agent of Corruption- Casey Burge
the Hippie Girl- Mike Coykendall Ft. Zooey Deschanel/Eric Earley/Ben Gibbard

Put your Big Toe in the Milk of Human Kindness- Elvis Costello/Marc Ribot/Rob Wasserman
Jokester- Leftover Salmon (live)
If you Think I don’t Need you- Elvis Presley
Doin’ it- Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
Shadow of Wood- King Johnson
Light up or Leave me Alone- Freddy Jones Band
Weed (to the rescue)- Vic Chesnutt
Tangerine- Big Head Todd & the Monsters
Bad Bad Feeling- Trampled Under Foot
John the Baptist- Randall Bramblett
Rhythm Inner Groove- Buddy Guy
Messin’ with the Kid- Buddy Guy
I got Your Back- Tommy Z

Love Rollercoaster- Robert Randolph & the Family Band
Love & Happiness- Marc Broussard
Austin Blues- Booker T. Jones Ft. Gary Clark Jr.


Clover & Clover aGain

The final set from the other day’s proGram has it’s own garden of clover and the lucky ones with the ears tuned in….wins….but in case you miss it…here is what the luck brouGht:

8/33- Art Ensemble Syd with Michael Gregory Jackson
Evidence- Will Calhoun

Mattie T- Stanley Turrentine
Another Step- Terence Blanchard
Up & Bustle- Romanowski
Kalakuta Show- the Motot
Thursday Night Kinda Swing- Afrolicious
Ana Hayou- Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa
Padjo- Neba Solo

Sijuade- King Sunny Ade
Slace- Lucky Dube
One More- Jimmy Cliff (live KCRW studio)
Goodbye Baby- John Lee Hooker (Swing Republic Remix)
the Pink Panther Theme- Henry Mancini (Malibu Remix)
Jazz Face- Ambient Jazz Ensemble (Kirk Digiorgio Remix)
Fruit Juice for Everyone- The Sign of Four

Slip my Mind- Hundred Strong & Joseph Malik
Senorita- Skip & Die
Que Bonitas son las Flores- Pyramid Blue
The Laughing Man (Herbaliser Remix)- Una
Jah Warriors- Congo Natty

Tutti Flutti- Vishten
Ring of Fire- Darryl Gonzales


Adding Fuel to the Fire

Sometimes you just have to pour it on….in the middle sets of yesterday’s proGram…the application of the extra gas was just needed….it was just sitting there…’s what the flames looked like once lit up:

Snooty Funk- Tommy Z
Poison Ivy- Buddy Guy
Best in Town- Buddy Guy
It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World- Trampled Under Foot

Look Out- James Hunter Six
The Hilo Bay Halfway- the Gene Dudley Group
Impala- Booker T. Jones Ft. Poncho Sanchez/Sheila E.

Emmalena’s Lullaby- Preservation Hall Jazz Band
That’s It- Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Every Saturday Night- Ray Charles & Count Basie Orchestra
Busted- Maceo Parker
Up the Line- Jumpin’ Jack Strobel
Livin’ Large- J.Krown/Wolfman Washington/R.Batiste Jr.

Where it’s at- Dr. Lonnie Smith w/David “Fathead” Newman
Mr. Hans Island- Akashic Record
How Sweet it is- Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia (live)
Thank you (forlletin me be mice elf again)- Barry White
That’s Life- James Brown (live)
Tend to your Business Pt. 2- Wildfire
Hunk- Robert Walter’s 20th Congress
Fun- Global Noize

On the Reel- Third Coast Kings
Quit the Bit- Orgone
Hear What I Say (instr)- the Impellers


Seen it ThrouGh

The first third of today’s proGram has chanGing colors and shapes, and at the end of these beGinning tracks….there was a perfect pitch. Here’s the result:

We Need More Kindness in This World- Guy Davis
Run Boy Run- Thriftstore Masterpiece
The Railroad- Thriftstore Masterpiece

My Brain- Mose Allison
Wheels on my Heels- Elvis Presley
Free to Choose- Everything
the Joker- Spearhead
Smoke ’em- Fun Lovin’ Criminals
Let the Music Play- G Love w/Ben Haprer & Marc Broussard
There There Child- Van Morrison
Hell, I’d Go- Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
Tro- Max Allen Band
All the Kids- Iska Dhaaf
Chick Habit- April March
Let Me go Rock N’ Roll- Kiss
Dahmer is Dead- Violent Femmes (live)
I’m Nothing- Violent Femmes (live)
Moggio- Ensemble Modern
Peaches on Regalia- Ensemble Modern
Two Sticks- King Crimson (live 11/20-11/25/1996 NYC)
Elephant Talk- King Crimson (live 11/20-11/25/1996 NYC)
Cactus Soil- Banyan
Grease the System- Banyan Ft. Flea
Another E2- Mats/Morgan
Bassballs- Mats/Morgan


Bloom to Boom

just happened to find some airtime today and aired out some Electro-beat….Here’s what hit:

Dancin’- Basement Freaks Ft. Mustafa Akbar
Baby Won’t you Try me- Pever Everett

Banana- Run the Jewels Ft. Big Boi
Never Give in- Wisdom
In the Summer- Naytronix
Bob Seger- Atmosphere
Exit Wound- Mixhell
Homenaje a Justino (Uproot Andy Remix)- Grupo Socavon
Tonight (Nouvelle Vague Remix)- Wax Poetic
2 Sips & Magic ( Second Sky & Thomas Blondet Remix)- Nicodemus
Ram6 l’Hamorabi- TNT Arab

Infinite- Bassnectar
Kodiak- Lotus

Play This Game- K_Os
Too Darn Hot- Ella Fitzgerald (RAC Remix)
Please Mr. Brown- Sarah Vaughn (Pontus Winnberg of Mike Snow Remix)

Keep on Looking- Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings (Kenny Dope Remix)
The Knock Knock (Instr)- the Impellers
Dunst- the Mackrosoft
Banger- G Love Ft. Blackalicious & Lateef the Truthspeaker
Lay it on the Line (Danny Massure Remix)- Nick Pride & the Pimptones Ft. Zoe Gilby
Do What You got to- Afrolicious
Lady- tUnE yArDs/?uestlove/Angelique Kidjo/Akua Naru
Nu Beginnings- Congonatty Ft. Sister Mary
Angels at My Gate- Una (Omid 16B Remix)
Brain in the Dub- Kabanjak Ft. the Jungle Brothers (Protassov Remix)
Take You Back- Dub Gabriel Ft. Juakali
Redemption Song- Bob Marley & the Wailers (Ziggy Marley Remix)

Ritual- Azam Ali & Loga Ramin Torkian


and the Flytones

The third third of the other day’s proGram features a live on air chat with Robin McKelle…we spoke in depth about her newly released ( in the states, already a hit overseas), Soul Flower, her return to the music approach to this soulful treat and we gave it up for her Flytone bandmates. We spoke highly of her new friend and duet partner, Mr. Lee Fields as well as Robin may have let the cat out of the baG by mentioning a new project that was/is being worked on in Memphis with the soul of that reGion working it’s voodoo on the next thing in line..The was music that accompanied all that sweetness…here’s a look:

***On air chat with Mister Dance about the evening’s Adult Prom***
River’s Invitation- Stanley Terrentine
Soul Makossa- Revolutionary Snake Ensemble
Saints at Congo Square- Afro Horn Rx
Pass it on- M. Nahadr
Nightlife- RoBert BradlEy’s Blackwater SuRprise
Profile- RoBert BradlEy’s Blackwater SuRprise
Suction 45- On the Spot Trio-
Bridge to Nowhere- F*ck Monster
Enos Slaughter- F*ck Monster

Tell You One Thing- Robin McKelle & the Flytones
***Live on air Conversation with Robin McKelle***
Nothing’s Really Changed- Robin McKelle & the Flytones
Change- Robin McKelle & the Flytones
Little Rock- Ron Levy

Tits Up- the Uncluded
Opponent- M1/Brian Jackson & the New Midnight Band Ft. Dead Prez & Martin Luther

Alter Ego- DJ Enme & Euby
Politiks Kills People (Clear’s Beastly Remix)- the Impellers
Rave on You Crazy Diamond- Quadratic
Sada Vasda Raje Punjab (Uproot Andy Remix)- Mehendra Kapoor & Suresh Wadekar
Ascension (Rob Garza Remix)- Tycho

Treat You Right- Daniel Bambaata Marley
Get Up Stand Up- Bob Marley & the Wailers (Thievery Corporation Remix)

Breath Slow- DJ Muggs Ft. Rahzel
Soundclash Business- DJ Muggs
Meltdown- Ghostpoet
Wake Up- Shuttle
Feel You- the Rub Ft. Misun
I’m Going Down- Dessa

Mars Needs Women (Griffin Boice Remix)- Rob Zombie
Marrow- David Byrne & St. Vincent (live)
Casual Panache (Instr)- DJ Eleven & Mike Baker the Bike Maker Ft. Blind Stab