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Meah Pace Gives Santa The Boot

On Wednesday, December 6th, the world officially got a taste of the new tune “Ho Ho Ho (Santa’s Gotta Go)” with powerhouse soulstress Meah Pace, released on Body to Body Records. This new Christmas song is definitely not restricted to the holiday season with the smokin’ hot, Tina Turner-esque vocals Meah smacks us in the soul with. The track is like one of those special holiday songs that can be timeless in nature, with a reason to be played loudly any time of the year. Last week we spoke with the man behind the track creation, Smoota and he exclaimed how Meah was the one and only voice he could think of to nail this track down. And ohhh was he spot on.

Not only did Meah and I talk about how she took the idea and vision behind this track and make it her own, but we got into what a holiday season is like for her at this point in her life. We took some time to run down a recap of how the year 2017 was for her not only as an artist but more importantly as a creative person. I am so thrilled ot be chatting with a member of the Resistance Revival Chorus, and Meah and I talk about the mission and the meaning behind this group as well as her work with !!!(Chk Chk Chk). Take a moment and listen to the heat behind the hot photo by Amy Touchette.

Photo by Amy Touchette

That Sky Don’t Lie

The second portion of the proGram had an eye on that sky:

greenarrowradio promo- Sharon Jones
Sail On- Sharon Jones & The DapKings
Let it Be- Aretha Franklin with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Mama’s Got a Bag of Her Own- Martha High

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Keep Dancin’- Charles Walker Band
S.T.A.Y.- Gizelle Smith Ft. Eric Boss

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**Pre-Recorded Conversation with Smoota**
Ho Ho Ho (Santa’s Gotta Go)- Smooth Presents Meah Pace
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We All Breath The Same Air- Kaidi Tatham
Supermoon- Ikebe Shakedown
Petra Sottofondo Generico in Re Minore- Piero Umiliani
Main Event- The Allergies Ft. Andy Cooper
Wonder Zebra- Kind & Kinky Zoo

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Bad Dog- Bonerama
Cult of Personality- Brass Against The Machine
Ziggurat- Barbacoa
Way You Make Me Feel- Mama Digdown’s Brass band

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You Are What You Is- The Ed Palermo Big Band
**Pre-Recorded Conversation with Ed Palermo**
Big Swifty Coda- The Ed Palermo Big Band
Influenza- The Ed Palermo Big Band

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Romantic Ecstasy- Ayaan Ali Bangash & Anubrata Chatterjee
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Ruxell- Zona Oeste
Uma Loba- Da Cruz
Guerreira- Da Cruz

Ride in Styles

The first portion of the proGram had us riding in some serious criminal style:

Them Way Long Time Ago Times- Robert Ellis & Courtney Hartman
Howard Hughes Blues- Robert Ellis & Courtney Hartman
Hold Me Darlin’- Grayson Capps
Heartbreaker- Brother Roy
Carolina- Brother Roy

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I Put a Spell On You- Seal
Anarouz- 3MA
Duna Ma Yelema- Boubacar Traore
Je Chanterai Pour Toi- Boubacar Traore

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Poor Black Mattie- Samantha Fish Ft. Lightnin’ Malcolm
Someone Else is Steppin’ in- Bobby Kyle
Mississippi Suitcase- Peter Parcek
Cincinnati Flow Rag- Ilya Portnov

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Delilah- Albert Castiglia
Chase Her Around the House- Albert Castiglia
Benediction- The Paula Boggs Band
I’m So Glad- Col. Bruce Hampton & The Madrid Express (live at the Vista Room)
Born in 77- King Khan

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You Are Another Me (intro)- Making Movies
La Marcha- Making Movies
Goodbye John- Los Chicos Muertos

Mixing it Up With Ed Palermo

Ed Palermo may have gained an international following with his ingenious orchestral arrangements of Frank Zappa tunes, but he’s hardly a one-trick pony. Earlier in the year, the saxophonist released an uproarious double album “The Great Un-American Songbook Volumes 1 & 2”, a project celebrating an expansive roster of songs by successive waves of British invaders, from the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Jeff Beck to King Crimson, Traffic, and Jethro Tull. With his new big band project, released on Cuneiform Records on October 6, 2017, Mr. Palermo is back on his home turf, but the landscape feels strange and uncanny. He is reclaiming the Zappa songbook, filtering Frank through the emotionally charged lens of the polymathic musical wizard Todd Rundgren in a wild and wooly transmogrification, “The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren”. Working once aGain with the same stellar cast of players, Mr. Palermo somehow captures the essence of these iconoclastic masters, making Zappa Zappier and Todd more Rundgrenian.

I had the pleasure of getting toGether with Ed to talk about the new release, how the two great tastes of Frank Zappa and Todd Rundgren were explored and puzzle-pieced with one another. We spoke in detail about Ed’s process for selection sounds to meld and how the feeling and flow of two songs, can make for a fantastic avenue when worked over just right. It was such a short time between the Ed Palermo Big Band’s last two releases and in our chat, we find out how these two albums (I barely finished sharing one before the next was in my ear room) were able to be let loose on the universe in such a quick way. This labor of love that Ed creates has always been such a special listen and feeling provider for me, but we learn how much hobby versus job this is for Ed…including a little love for the Cuneiform Records family. It isn’t easy for people with the same name (Zappa) to use this name while creating their own family namesake’s art, and it was not easy for Ed either. Find out a little more about his dealing with Gail Zappa on the usage of the family name with his creation. This conversation, is a journey I hope you’ll spend time digesting…… It, like Ed’s music…..is delicious.

Hill Up The View

The second portion of the pre-show proGram took to the hill up to hear the seen:

Introlude- Louis Cato
SE Interlude – Louis Cato
Someone Else- Louis Cato
One Sixty- Adam Ahuja
Terrestrial- Adam Ahuja
Everfly- Adam Ahuja

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Buzz- Raoul Björkenheim & Ecstasy
Sunflower- Raoul Björkenheim & Ecstasy
Unchained Houdini- Lorenzo Feliciati Ft. Davide Pettirossi
S.O.S.- Lorenzo Feliciati Ft. Mattias IA Eklundh, Luca Giacobbe & Armando Croce
Elevator Man- Lorenzo Feliciati Ft. Roberto Gualdi, Stan Adams, Pierluigi Bastioli & Duilio Ingrosso

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Goodbye Pork Pie Hat- Roswell Rudd, Fay Victor, Lafayette Harris & Ken Filiano
Kangoo- Eraldo Bernocchi w/ FM Einheit & Jo Quail

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Quarrel- LEF
Pale Skin- LEF
It’s Alright- LEF
Return of the Alien King- Zong

Bridge That Jazz

The first portion of the pre-show fill in, I walked your ears around these parts:

Love me or Leave Me- Lyn Stanley
Les Amours Perdues- Stacey Kent
Free of Form- Sarah Elizabeth Charles
Thinker- Sarah Elizabeth Charles
Zombie- Sarah Elizabeth Charles
If I Had a Talking Picture of You- Seth MacFarlane Ft. Norah Jones
My Buick, My Love and I- Seth MacFarlane Ft. Elizabeth Gillis

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Beauty and the Beast- Bebel Gilberto
Try Everything- Angelique Kidjo
Steamboat Willie- The Amazing Keystone Big Band
Looking for Mr. Gaines- Tom Howe
The Speakeasy- Tom Howe Ft. Jill Barber

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Satellite- Bill Charlap Trio
The Elements: Earth- Hiromi & Edmar Castaneda (live)
5- Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York
So Real- Negative Press Project
Eternal Life- Negative Press Project

Smoota Presents Meah Pace

Had a chance to catch up with friend of the proGram, SMOOTA as he presents a new track into the world, “Ho Ho Ho (Santa’s Gotta Go) with soulstress, Meah Pace, released on Body to Body Records. This new Christmas song is definitely not restricted to the holiday season with the smokin’ hot, Tina Turner-esque vocals Meah smacks us in the soul with. SMOOTA and I discuss how the song came to be and how there was only, in his mind’s ear, one voice to knock it outta the chimney. We get into what he’s been up to recently, ranging from a new solo album, work/recording with TV On The Radio, and his time this year in the new Gong Show band.

Next week, on December 6th, the day the track actually drops, I will speak with Meah about the tune. I’ll be giving you the virgin radio airplay tomorrow on the show and oh, by the way…check out the gift of a photo chosen as the track cover provided by Amy Touchette.

Photo by: Amy Touchette

Claw Tangle Step Thru

The second portion of the proGram had a paw put through it:

Ain’t Gon’ Let The Blues Die- Kenny Neal
Cowtown- Samantha Fish
Till The Early Morning- Ilya Portnov

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greenarrowradio promo- Miss Sharon Jones
Come and Be a Winner- Sharon Jones & the Dapkings
Lies (instrumental version)- The Tibbs
Son of a Preacher Man- Aretha Franklin with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Out on The Weekend- Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (live at Red Rocks)

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I Got My Mojo Working- The Original Blues Brothers Band
Fancy Car- Marvelous Funkshun

Snap Your Fingers- Turkuaz
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A Little Rice and Beans- Wooten Chambers Franceschini
Trypnotyx- Wooten Chambers Franceschini
Smash ’em Up- Reggie Young
Riding Low- Reggie Young
Neva Know- Charles Walker Band

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Above The Storm- Stick Figure
Fabric- The Black Seeds
Tried My Best- Soja
Tema- Victor Rice
Love and Unity- Bajah

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Cock Roaches- Blaque Dynamite
Frlly- Blaque Dynamite
Police State- Pussy Riot
Serve Me (feat. Pat Fulgoni)- Cabinet of Millionaires [Frozen Smoke Remix]

Darkness Falls Inside The Glass

The first portion of the proGram had the best taste and a perfect hue…sip, guzzle…enjoy:

Ash- GVSU New Music Ensemble
Elegant- GVSU New Music Ensemble
Thoughts- Rez Abbasi Ft. Vijay Iyer, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Johannes Weidenmueller, Dan Weiss & Elizabeth Mikhael
Think King- Rez Abbasi Ft. Vijay Iyer, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Johannes Weidenmueller, Dan Weiss & Elizabeth Mikhael

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Dexterity- Jason Stein Quartet, Keefe Jackson & Josh Abrams & Tom Rainey
Little Rootie Tootie- Jason Stein Quartet, Keefe Jackson & Josh Abrams & Tom Rainey
Every Day I Have The Blues- Bob Ferrel’s Jazztopian Dream Ft. Dwight West
Blue Kalamazoo- Delfeayo Marsalis Ft. Christian O’Neill Diaz
Darker Than Blue- Courtney Pine Ft. Omar
Butterfly- Courtney Pine Ft. Omar
Rules- Courtney Pine Ft. Omar

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Sounds Like a Melody- Matthew Stevens
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That Face- Seth MacFarlane
What A Little Moonlight Can Do- Black Gardenia

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Mean Woman Blues- Roy Orbison with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Sense of Purpose- Pretenders w/The Duke String Quartet (live, Bridge School Concert)
All That You Have is Your Soul- Tracy Chapman (live, Bridge School Concert)
Goo Goo Dolls- The Paula Boggs Band
Monkey Business- Vista Kicks
Alexander- The Pretty Things

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Invisible- Living Colour
Inner City Blues- Living Colour

Tony Leone talks Brotherhood

In the middle of one of their most prolific periods to date, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood are riding a creative wave with a slew of studio and live records coming out amidst a rigorous tour schedule that only seems to fuel their fire even further. Their jaw-dropping new album, ‘Barefoot In The Head,’ marks the CRB’s third studio release in just two years, and it finds them pushing boundaries and breaking new ground with more joy and wonder than ever before. Overspilling with stunning musicianship and infectious energy, the album showcases the continued growth of Robinson’s songwriting partnership with his bandmates: guitarist Neal Casal, drummer Tony Leone, keyboardist Adam MacDougall, and bassist Jeff Hill. It revels in the kind of adventurousness that can only come from five artists tuned into the same sonic wavelength.

I’ve had the pleasure in the past to speak with Neal about upcoming shows in Madison as well as the last 3 new releases. This time around I got a chance to pick the brain of Drummer, Tony Leone. We discuss what the show on Sunday, November 19th at The Barrymore Theater will be like for those who miGht be new to the Brotherhood scene as well as why he has the best seat in the house possibly. We dive a little into the making of the new release and how returning to a familiar spot to create, went from black sheet to final product in a couple to few short weeks. We discuss one of the special guest collaborators on the track “Glow” off the new record, Alam Khan, and how his sound and being melding into their sonic and personal scene. It was interesting to hear what Tony said in comparison to Neal when in discussion about the band’s relationship and how, after being together for MANY tour dates and MANY albums in such a short period of time, these brothers keep making a tighter sound for us, and for each other.

Reality Check 1 2 with DoodleBUG

Every year or so I have the chance to catch up with my man Cee Knowledge, AKA DoodleBUG of Digable Planets. For me, its a chance to get into the mind of one of the principals in opening my mind to all the sounds. This time around we got to talk about some of the stops on the insects recent travels and tours. What it was like getting it on out in the eye again toGether as the Digable crew.

Cee Know and I discuss the reunion tour during spring and summer 2016 and how it was followed up with a live record “Digable Planets Live” on Ropeadope Records that dropped late June 2017. We lead you down the path of the question, will there be some new joints complied and released to the world with new rhymes, beast and jazzed-up-grooves? It is always nice to hear an influential artist, someone who is a part of a Grammy award winning group that created something new talk about who were some of the maestros behind getting their artist voice to come out, and both Cee and I release a little of that on you. We also take you back to a classic-ish moment in time and talk about the original meeting of our mutual funky-friend, DeeJay Alex J. It was for similar situations that brought all three of our world colliding. As always, the conversation strays into the land of NBA hoops and we make sure to get our Celtics and Sixers (hats worn just a little titled to the side) talk on the table, both always respecting the others squad. I am also pleased to report, that once any new project is ready to get a listen, I’ll get that listen and then be able to be the bridge to get that freshy fresh over to you.

On The Bubbler

The second portion of the proGram took the BUG to the cooler:

Sinbad’s Blues- Uncle Nephew F. Kyle Roussel
Shiver- Patrick Parcek
Strange Things Happening- Dave Keyes

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Samedi Glace- 3MA
Dis Lui Que Je L’aime Comme Mon Pays- Boubacar Traore Ft. Corey Harris & Cedric Watson

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Time Stamp Josh One
Clockwise- Josh One Ft. Quincy McCrary
How Soon is Now (Original Tempo)- October Star

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Resources- Mink
Mink Everything- Mink
Momsabop- Mink Ft. Abstract Rude & Jobe

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**Excerpt of My Conversation with Cee Knowledge the DoodleBUG of Digable Planets**
Creamspy Interlude- Digable Planets (live)
Soul Clap Interlude- Digable Planets (live)
Nickle Bags- Digable Planets (live)

The Whole Family

The first portion of the proGram had the entire family in mind, including the nose of the dog:

Sesame Street Theme- Delfeayo Marsalis
Georgia on my Mind- Rashaan Barber

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Pineapple Head- Dave Askren & Jeff Benedict
Hit Ones- Chet Doxas
Pénelope Ana (Love Interlude)- (U)nity
Perception- (U)nity
Us & Them- Ross McHenry Trio
At Odds With the World- Tony Burkill

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The Way Home- Ikebe Shakedown
Since You’ve Been Gone- The Allergies
Ce un Fantasma nel mio letto- Piero Umiliani
V.L.A.M. (Lack of Afro Remix)- Kind & Kinky Zoo
Fatebenefratelli- Funkallisto

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Answer to Mother Popcorn- Martha High
Going Down Slow- Dee Dee Bridgewater

greenarrowradio promo- Sharon Jones
Just Give Me Your Time- Sharon Jones & The DapKings
Dream Girl- Curtis Harding
Out on the Weekend- Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats (live)

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Walking Again- King Leg
Butcher’s Tale (Western Front 1914)- The Zombies

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Back Where It All Begins- Great Caesar’s Ghost Ft. Butch Trucks (live)
***Excerpt of my Conversation with Melody Trucks***
Every Hungry Woman- The Allman Brothers (live, Atlanta Pop Festival, 1970)
Gypsy Woman- Bonnie Blue
Shovelin’ Coal- Bonnie Blue

Nobody- Brady Clampitt
Kiss The Wind- Brady Clampitt

Tentacle Strength

The first portion of the proGram had that stick it to you pre-show jazzed up feel:

Days Limit Lie- GVSU New Music Ensemble
Location Sharing- GVSU New Music Ensemble
Round Midnight- Wadada Leo Smith
Najwa- Wadada Leo Smith
Ronald Shannon Jackson (The Master of Symphonic Drumming & Multi-Sonic Rhythms inscriptions of a Rare Beauty)- Wadada Leo Smith

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Ides of March- Raoul Björkenheim & Ecstasy
Jitterfug- Raoul Björkenheim & Ecstasy

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Around We Go- Richard X Bennett
The Camel- Richard X Bennett
Ask Me Now- Barry Altschul & The 3Dom Factor Ft. Jon Irabagon & Joe Fonda

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Can’t We Be Friends- Roswell Rudd, Fay Victor & Lafayette Harris
The Brick- Lorenzo Feliciati
Piccadilly Sources- Schnellertollermeier
Affluenza- Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius
MiCrOY Tyner- Phillip Gerschlauer David Fiuczynski Jack DeJohnette Matt Garrison Giorgi Mikadze
Zubatta Cheve- Gizmodrome

Introducing The Melody Trucks Band

Family. That’s how I feel about the many people I have met over the years while being in the arts scene. I recently had the opportunity to reach out to Melody Trucks to discuss her new project, The Melody Trucks Band. We got into how the project that started out as an unknown dream, turned into the beginning of a new family scene. Melody shares a few tales of how/when her father, Mr. Butch Trucks, first got a chance to hear her sing at a venue and how the surprise took place and how getting an opportunity to go on close to home tours with her dad will always be moments reflected on as irreplaceable. Being a new group, The Melody Trucks Band as of today have had three shows and we discussed each one slightly and how the band vibes with one another and even how at the end of the Family Jam, local musicians were invited to sit in and jam along. One of the big events on the band’s horizon will probably keep a long standing tradition alive of playing at The Funky Biscuit right around Christmas time. This year’s Brothers & Sisters Annual Holiday Jam is on December 23rd and will be celebrating The Allman Brothers Band and The Lives of Gregg Allman & Butch Trucks will be Featuring Scott Sharrard (Gregg Allman Band), Marc Quiñones (The Allman Brothers Band), Berry Duane Oakley & Other Special Guests including The Melody Trucks Band….What an amazing thing. While thus-far, the core group members have only played amazing cover tunes live, they have begun the creative journey of creating new stories together and I for one am looking forward to hearing what come out of it. One of the folks who adds to the band whenever humanly possible is Issac Corbitt and I would feel remiss if I forgot to call him out for his flexibility.

I have had the pleasure of being within the world of The Allman Brothers family through many great people, whether it was interviews with Derek and Warren or hanging with Chank at Gregg’s show in Connecticut, the warmth that surrounds these people is easily one of the coolest things I have been a part of. You will get that exact same feeling listening to Melody and I talk about the new beginning of this story she was never sure she would ever be telling.

The Melody Trucks Band

Head Light

The extra hour set turned on your head liGhts:

Kum Kum- Balkan Beat Box Ft A-WA
World Gone Crazy (feat. Lucinda Slim) (Sam Redmore Remix)- The Haggis Horns
Cold Fever (Trevor Jackson Dub)- Matias Aguayo & The Desdemonas
M.Y.D.Y.- Mydy Rabycad

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Visitar América- Da Cruz
Nossa Maneira- Da Cruz
Negra Sim- Da Cruz
Galleria- Ursula 1000
We Go High (feat. Tee Double)- Ursula 1000

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At Mosp Here (Fujiya & Miyagi Remix)- Re-TROS
Red Rum Aviv- Re-TROS
Masseduction- St. Vincent
Dancing With A Ghost- St. Vincent
Fear The Future- St. Vincent
Who Is This Guy- Superet

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Newsflash (feat. Elmer Demond)- The Urban Renewal Project

Green Dot Mosaic

The second portion of the proGram had the eyes dotted:

Call On God- Sharon Jones & The DapKings
(Take My Hand) Precious Lord- Dee Dee Bridgewater
B.A.B.Y.- Dee Dee Bridgewater

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Hurry Back Baby- Camille Howard
Calypso Cha Cha For Spooks- Monogram Caribbean Orchestra
Oppin’ For Later- Duke Groner

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Think (About It)- Martha High
Ol Skool- Crack of Dawn
Booby Ruby- Crack of Dawn
Shifting Sands- Ikebe Shakedown

Soul Sister Interlude- Kermit Ruffins & Irvin Mayfield Ft. DJ Soul Sister
Sister Soul- Kermit Ruffins & Irvin Mayfield Ft. Wendell Pierce & Bill Summers

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Take a Little Time- Funkallisto Ft. Jess Roberts
Party Chez le Marquis- Kind and Kinky Zoo
Grandma’s Radio- Amp Fiddler Ft. Sound Boy
Keep Coming- Amp Fiddler

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Get Up!- B3 (live)
Blues Etude- B3 (live)
Young Street- Reggie Young
Humility- Kamasi Washington
Perspective- Kamasi Washington
Knowledge- Kamasi Washington

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The Liquid- Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
The Wanderer- Mr. Lif & Brass Menazeri Ft. DJ Mr. Sonny James

Neck Riffs

The first portion of the proGram has a long neck to the finish:

I’m Hurtin’- Roy Orbison with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Shadow of a Doubt (A Complex Kid)- Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (live, Bridge School)
Heroes- David Bowie (live, Bridge School)
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Money Road Shuffle- Langhorne Slim
Bluebird- Langhorne Slim
House of My Soul (You Light The Rooms)- Langhorne Slim

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Something I’ve Down- Downchild
Not So Nice Anymore- Dave Keyes
Daily Bread- Bobby Kyle

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Keep on Moving- Kenny Neal
Where Did You Sleep Last Night (In The Pines)- Uncle Nephew Ft. Sami Stevens
World Keeps on Turning- Peter Parcek Ft. Luther Dickinson
Coffin Lid- Mark PORKCHOP Holder

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Let Me Out- Mark Sultan
Be The Blood- Mark Sultan
Mission Accomplished- Hard Working Americans (live)

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Don’t Forget About James Brown- The Original Blues Brothers Band
You Can Stay But t=That Noise Must Go- Chris Daniels & the Kings Ft. Freddi Gowdy

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She Came With Everything- Marcus Randolph My Peeples Peeple
***Excerpt of My Pre-recorded conversation with Marcus Randolph***
(Intro) Transplant- Marcus Randolph My Peeples Peeple
Mad At The World- Marcus Randolph My Peeples Peeple

Transplant by Marcus Randolph

While known as Robert’s cousin, and a founding member and the drummer of The Family Band, there is way more to the man Mr. Marcus Randolph than the man on the kit in the back. “Transplant”, the debut release from Marcus Randolph My Peeples Peeple from American Showplace Music was released on October 20th and I have been sharing portion’s with the listeners slightly before. I had a chance to catch up with Marcus about the new album to discuss the piecing toGether of the album, from recuperating and recovering from his very own transplant, to how/why we can all relate to the track, “Mad At The World”, to how momma got in on a track and how working with and being a brother to Mr. John Ginty has assisted in getting the project to the finish line. The sounds that fly off this album are in a changing space throughout. From Rock and blues to some soulful grooves, the funk oozes off into your ear and trickles down to your feet. I am sure some stompin’ with take place once it reaches your roots. As listeners and people of music, Marcus and I call on you to check out the style and see how it fits into your zones. Check out out chat here:

Latest Project By Jay Blakesberg

“Eyes of the World: Grateful Dead Photography 1965 – 1995” is a fine art, hardcover coffee table photography book that brings together, for the first time, a comprehensive collection of photographs from a wide range of photographers whose work has captured the Grateful Dead at different times throughout their career. Co-Edited by former Relix editor-in-chief Josh Baron and famed rock photographer Jay Blakesberg, “Eyes of the World” was released on October 23, 2017 via Rock Out Books. Photographers featured in Eyes of the World include such legendary names as Annie Leibovitz, Jim Marshall, David Gahr, Mark Seliger, Herb Greene, William Coupon, Michael O’Neill, Adrian Boot, Michael Putland, Peter Simon, Baron Wolman and, of course, Jay Blakesberg. Included in the collection are iconic images, lesser known photos, and never-seen before seen images – each of them a singular perspective of a poignant moment that together help tell the Grateful Dead’s epic tale through large, bold imagery.

Jay and I played a little catch up since last time we spoke. We got into how this book came to be, the process of picking and choosing moments that represent each time time period/era of the band as well as a few interesting morsels of coolness discovered while researching and pieces the whole project toGether. Take a listen to find out the why and what the image chosen for the cover represents to Jay and Josh and which image even Phil Lesh said” “I’d Never Seen That Before”.