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All Them Tatses

The final portion of the proGram, combined a lot of flavors into that one that fit the hunger of the day:

Freedom- David Walters
Razlivishche- Staritsa
Razbeschastnyj Kazachok- Staritsa
Wheel- Vedan Kolod

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Equinox- Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger
I Am Not Yours- Steve Yeager Ft. Katy Vernon

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Ballot Box Bounce- Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra w/Wynton Marsalis
Rakin’ and Scrapin’- Leon Lee Dorsey
Watermelon Man- Leon Lee Dorsey
I’m Walkin’- Leon Lee Dorsey
Red- Cameron Graves

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Green & Gold- Victor & Malachi DeLorenzo

Walking Into That Setting Sun

The middle portion of the proGram had a certain funk in its soul-filled steps:

Dripping Sun- Kikagaku Moyo (live at Levitation)
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No Crime- Michelle Sarah
Ally- Adryon De León
Hey!- The Natural Soul Ft. Matt Schofield/Alan Evans/Darby Wolf/Pete Aleksi
Careless Whisper- Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
I Don’t Know- Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
The Main Course- The Tibbs

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A Thousand Shapes Of Change- Tommy Guerrero
Quiet Heat- Tommy Guerrero
I Believe In Love- Polyrhythmics & Lucky Brown
Unity (It’s Up To You)- Badge Époque Ensemble Ft. James Baley

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Log Jammin’- The Le Coq All Stars

Fire Blurr

The first portion of the proGram was visible even through the fuzziness:

Sing About It- Moira Smiley
Refugee- Moira Smiley
That’s Life- Willie Nelson
Run It All Together- Andrew McConathy & The Drunken Hearts

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Big Easy Bound- Stratcat Willie & the Strays
Blues Coming Down- Cash McCall
greenarrowradio promo- Veronica Lewis
You Ain’t Unlucky- Veronica Lewis

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Wake Up, Brother- Andrew Gabbard
It Won’t Hurt You- Triptides
Love Me While You Can- The Handcuffs

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She Comes Now- Modern Stars
Never Gonna Wake (Up)- Nancy
Leave Your Cares Behind- Nancy

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**pre-recorded conversation with Concert Promoter Danny Zelisko**

All Exce$$ With Danny Zelisko

When concert promoter Danny Zelisko says, “I’ve got some stories to tell,” he isn’t kidding. His remarkable new book, ALL EXCE$$ Occupation: Concert Promoter, takes you both backstage & on stage with music’s top stars, recounting his incredible five-decade career in which he has produced over 10,000 concert events throughout the country. Along with his vivid, insightful and highly entertaining recollections, Danny shares an eye-popping array of never-before-seen photos from his personal archives that might have readers thinking he’s a rock ‘n’ roll Zelig: There’s stories & shots of him with Alice Cooper, Willie Nelson, Roger Waters, Aerosmith, the Grateful Dead, members of Led Zeppelin and The Doors, Herbie Hancock, Jeff Beck, Kris Kristofferson, Chuck Berry, Jon Bon Jovi, Tony Bennett, Muddy Waters, Genesis, Tina Turner, Billy Idol, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Billy Joel, Bob Seger, James Brown, John Prine – as they say, the list goes on and on.
In addition, Danny chronicles his lifelong love of sports, his passion for collecting memorabilia/autographs, and some of the incredible friendships he formed while in his pre-teens with giants such as Chicago Cubs shortstop/first baseman Ernie Banks and Chicago Bears stars Brian Piccolo & Gale Sayers. He also talks about his first impressions & situations that followed with concert business legends Bill Graham & Shep Gordon, who went on to be his close friends and mentors throughout his career. What message does he hope readers will take away from the book? “Anything & everything is possible,” he says. “I want to inspire people, whatever they want to do, they can do it. You see a picture of me with Robert Plant or Muhammad Ali, and you might think, how did this guy get there? That’s the story I tell. And it can happen to you, too. You just have to believe in yourself & never quit.”
How does a starry-eyed Midwestern kid go on to become one of the biggest concert promoters in history? Danny details his rise from scrappy beginnings to overseeing iconic stadium shows. “A lot of people have no idea what a concert promoter actually does, so that’s something else I hope people take away from the book,” he says. “There’s the great times – hanging out with the stars, the fun, the partying – but there’s awful times, too. And there’s the work. My team and I are responsible for every aspect of putting on a show. Without the great people who have supported these promotions, day in and out, I could never have done it. They are the stars behind the scenes”.
At its heart, ALL EXCE$$ Occupation: Concert Promoter is a tale of friendships. His longtime pal & baseball legend Kirk Gibson wrote the book’s Foreword in which he describes the author as “the straw that stirs the drink.” “I’m very fortunate to have made such incredible friends,” Zelisko says. “I think a big reason for that is because I’m always very honest with the people I deal with. I can admire them and worship what they do, but I deal with them straight and tell them the truth. I think that’s how you last in the business, and it’s how you maintain relationships.”

I had the chance to catch up with Danny about this book of tales, some you might expect, some you might not. But the journey feels maGical when I put myself in his shoes through the pages. Hear what he has to say about it here:

ALL EXCE$$ Occupation: Concert Promoter is available at dzplive.com, you can also get it from Kindle, Amazon and Amazon Print on Demand. Additionally, a limited number of first-edition signed copies are available to benefit NIVA’s Save Our Stages (to support music industry employees affected by COVID-19).

Inside The Framed

The final sets of this week’s proGram had a little extra something to it when you took a double take:

Intro- Mayer Hawthorne
Fast Man (Rare Sounds Remaster)- The New Mastersounds
Love On Top- 45th St Brass
Monkey’s Are Heavy- 45th St Brass

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Pawn Shop- E.N Young
The Nod- Fat Freddy’s Drop
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Sublime- Supreme Beings of Leisure
So Much More- Supreme Beings of Leisure
Heat Miser- Massive Attack
Down Here On the Ground- The Ummah
Hit That Jive, Jack- Nat King Cole Ft. Izza Kizza (Produced by Souldiggaz)
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No Lies- Dub Gabriel Ft. MC Zulu
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Beatnick & K-Salaam Remix) – Nirvana
Call Me Nasty- Ill Sugi

The Boil Is On

The middle portion of the program turned out to be one of my favorite ear meals—where else do you find these items on a menu:

You’ve Got To Have Freedom- Pharoah Sanders (live)
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Freedom Raga- Doug Cox & Salil Bhatt
Ganges Delta Blues- Ry Cooder & V.M Bhatt
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Fire In The Brain- Club d’Elf (live, Scotty Hard Benefit)
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Midnight Dream- Little Axe
Banal Reality- Organic Grooves
Diaraby Magni- Vieux Farka Touré Ft. Yossi Fine (live)
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Shushan- Balkan Beat Box featuring Shushan

Wax In Wax On

The first part of the proGram took the fire and melted the very ways it made the liquid burn:

Freeborn Man- Tony Rice
Lonesome Reuben- Tony Rice
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Piece Of My Heart- Erma Franklin
I Like Birds- Eels w/ Strings (live)
Hang on St. Christopher- Tom Waits
In A Hole- Brazz Tree
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Shine On You Crazy Diamond- Colonel Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade (live)
The Simpsons- Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius
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Le Rock Summer- Rinôçérôse
You Said a Bad Word- Joe Tex
Southern Gul- Erykah Badu

Cooking With That Flame

The final portion of this week’s proGram had all the fire needed to keep on cookin’:

Lookout For Hope- Bill Frisell
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Drume Negrita- Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban
Mambo Sinuendo- Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban
Dimensions- Doug Carn, Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Windfall- Doug Carn, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge

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Love & Language- ZEM AUDU & MOTHERLAND SUNS
Trespass- The Autos Ft. Elliot Martin

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Crystal Oscillations- Timeshard
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Bus to Beelzebub- Soul Coughing

The Firing Line

The middle portion of the proGram knew right where to draw the heated line:

Screwloose- The Radiators (live)
Nancy- Teddy Presberg
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Here With Me- Alan Evans
In Comes Slade- Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers Ft. Neal Evans
A Little Bit Of Sunshine- Brother Goodlove

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Old Devil Moon- Steve Yeager
Blue Bossa- Steve Yeager
Home- Steve Yeager
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I Like’s That- Skeebo Knight Ft Chuck Leavell
Honey Burger’s Grill ‘New Mix’- Skeebo Knight Ft. Chuck Leavell
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Don’t Let Money Be Your God- James Taylor Quartet

In The Fire Pits

The first part of the proGram started the fire and the heat kept on pouring out in stars:

Space Jam- Jerry Garcia/David Grisman/Tony Rice
So What- Jerry Garcia/David Grisman/Tony Rice
13D- Dan Hicks & Acoustic Warriors (live)
Subterranean Homesick Blues- Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks
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Tonight- Delaney Davidson
Let The Good Times Roll- Ry Cooder & Taj Mahal
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At The Pershing- The Jazz Mandolin Project
Bosco Stumble- Leftover Salmon (live)
Can’t Wait (Alt Take)- Bob Dylan
I’ve Been Lonely For So Long- Hazmat Modine
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Paint- Soul Coughing
Cities- Talking Heads
Paper- Talking Heads

At First Bite

The final part of the proGram this week had the first taste:

Dream Come True- The Brand New Heavies
Understanding- Black Sugar
Jazz Boutique- Lalann
Soul Train- Von & Renauld
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Sunrays No Shade- Space Kamp
Crabbuckit- K-OS
The Hop- Radio Citizen Ft. Bajka
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For Your Love- Sammy Johnson
Marijuana Mi Love- Sean Paul
Satta I- Daddy Lizzard

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Milk And Honey- The In Crowd
Man From Far- Clive Hunt & The Hit Men
Slow Ride- Kash’d Out

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Auld Lang Syne- Buru Style

Moon You Inside

The middle portion of the proGram had it’s own force into space, right down here:

Freedom Jazz Dance- Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Start-Stop (DJ Logic Remix)- Medeski Martin & Wood
Time to Get Loose- All Good Funk Alliance Ft. Big Stuff & Think Tank
Fight The Power- Brownout
Shameless- Juno What?!
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San Francisco Bound (DJ Obah Remix)- The Pimps of Joytime
Dancing Together- David Byrne & Fatboy Slim Ft. Sharon Jones
My Own Little World- Mocean Worker Ft. Lyrics Born & Mindi Abair
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Freedom At Sunset- Doug Carn & Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad

With Another Look

The first part of this week’s proGram had our ears doing a double take:

Joey- Jeremy Pinnell
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Rhythm And Booze- Treat Her Right
Cure For Pain- Morphine
Cook For You- Twinemen (live in Chicago 2/2/2003)
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NY Soul Brew- Gridline (live)
Memphis Underground- Soul Summit (live at Berks Jazz Fest)
They Call Me Velvet- Alan Evans Trio Ft. Beau Sasser & Danny Mayer (live)
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Higher Ground- Marcus Miller
Is Anyone There?- Rob Wasserman

The Blue Ice Slide

The final portion of this week’s proGram had the Smurfy chill to the slip and slide:

Trust In Me- Rahma
Zalina- Balkan Taksim

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Polka Dot- Clive Hunt & The Hit Men
Sax Talk- Clive Hunt & The Hit Men
Dust A Sound Bwoy- Agent Sasco

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Atlantic- Haviah Mighty
Father Figure- Tobe Nwigwe Ft. Royce da 5’9 & Black Thought
The ground below- Run The Jewels Ft. Royal Blood (Royal Jewels Mix)

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Footprints- Sixfingerz
Freeway- Sixfingerz

Long Song Delivers

The middle set of this week’s proGram had a plan to get it’s groove on and then a coupleof biG, lonG live blasts to set half the stage:

Sugaree- Backbeat Underground
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What Will You Do?- BT ALC Big Band Ft. John Medeski
Heling Hand- Johnny Trama Ft. Jesse Dee
Silent City- Crowd Company

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Hi-Heel Sneakers- Grant Green (live: Antibes 1969/70)
Twisted Blues- Wes Montgomery (live in Paris)

Ovens On

The first part of this week’s proGram turned the oven on and let it work all morning:

Porchswing- Bourbon Princess
Tease Me- Treat Her Right
Rope On Fire- Morphine
Little By Little- Twinemen
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Heroin- The Velvet Underground & Nico
When The Music’s Over- The Doors
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One Kind Favor- Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders (live 5/21/1970 Keystone Korner, S.F)
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Under My Voodoo-Shane Hall
5446 / Ball and Chain- Joe Sambo
DJ’s- Iration

Electric Glow Ice Drip

The final part of this week’s proGram had the look and feel of the party we all needed…we shall put it on ice for now:

Clouds- 박혜진 Park Hye Jin & Nosaj Thing
Voodoo Sonic- Parov Stelar
Brass Devil- Parov Stelar
Misery- Wax Tailor Ft. Rosemary Standley
Keep It Movin’- Wax Tailor Ft. D. Smoke
The Light- Wax Tailor

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13th Century Metal- Brittany Howard & Michael Kiwanuka
Crystallise- Keleketla! (Dom Valentino Remix)

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Ivan The Terrible- Clive Hunt & The Hit Team
Bobby Rob (King Mango Version)- Dubinator
Dangerous Match Two- Roots Radics

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We3kings- Buru Style
Jingle Bells- Burn Style
Santa Baby- The Tibbs
Because I’m Santa- The Dollyrots

Could Be Anything on Ice

The middle portion of the proGram had a lot of the goodies of SUM yEARS gone by:

Secret Spy Girl- 35mm
Bambule in der Thadenstrasse- Hamburg Spinners
Preludin und Benzin- Hamburg Spinners
Autumn Leaves- Doug Carn, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge
Underwater- Doug Carn, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge

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Ice Cream Sammich- Skeebo Knight Ft. Chuck Leavell
Face To Face- Steve Yeager
Thank You- Melvin Sparks
Philly Cheese Blunt- Medeski Martin & Wood
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I’m Gonna Keep On Singin’- Ray Charles
greenarrowradio promo- Sharon Jones
Give It Back- Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
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All Apologies- Todd Clouser’s A Love Electric

Red Glow On Ice

The first portion of this week’s proGram had that emergency feeling to it..

Frequency- Sylvan Esso
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Rudolph- Howlin’ Bill
You Can’t Judge A Book By Looking At The Cover- The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Black Man’s Justice- Annika Chambers Ft. Derrick Procell
Can You See Me Now- Kat Riggins

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Bike- Fuchsia
Hot Glue Gun- Lesibu Grand

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That’s All Right- Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders(live Keystone Korner 5/21/71
Mystery Train- Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders(live Keystone Korner 5/21/71

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Blackwater- Mofro

Ice Switch

The second half of the final episode of The Yellow Light watched the cold flip things over and around:

Imminent- The Comet Is Coming Ft. Joshua Idehen
Marrakesh Memosphere- N To The Power
Super Eyes / Private Heroes- The JCA Orchestra (Live)

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Deeper- WorldService Project
Metamorphosis- The Superstars (live)

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Desires- Doug Carn, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge
Lions Walk- Doug Carn, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge

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See You Later- Dover
Uncertain- Dover
Afterhours- Dover

Dreidel, Dreidel- Buru Style
Mirala- Los Mocosos