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Little Barrie: We are Little Barrie

Well, from top to bottom this is an elastic blues bouncing into a jazzy funky and then reverberating back into a fuzzy distortion that is almost as soothing as a running warm bath. This CD should keep you tuned and and wating from track to track. PLEASE TELL ME is one that just keeps wanting to play, it send positive vibes right in your earhole and travels down to your soul. This band has to be a fun time live as their album makes me want to keep checking the tour dates to see if I will get lucky this time around.

Artemis 2005 *****

The Mrs. of the G. Fill In Extravaganza

Todays show feature an interview w/ a local guy who has created an innovative hip hop game called: PLAYAS & HATAS. For more info on his gig and what the game is about head to :www.broodmoor.com

SET LIST #=Mrs. G’s choice R=Request *=new release

AUG. 13th

Once Upon a time, Cirque du Solei
Night Fever, Dread Zeppelin R(navy man)
Love don’t care, Lab Partner *
Illusion, Soulstice
I Will, Al & the Transamericans
Guitar (demo) Al+ the Transamericans R
Not that Funny, EELS #
Lovers Rock, The Clash #
Down Home Spohistacate, Corey Harris, #
Long Hot Summer Night, Jimi Hendrix Experience #
PLay the Blues 4 u, Ladell Mclin *
Geddim, The Herbalizer *
Sonofanothamutha, The Herbilizer *
Well & Truly Done, Little Barrie *
got my MOJO workin’, Paul Butterfield R
I’m Afraid of Americans, David Bowie, R
Mabo Sinuendo, Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban #
Night Marchers, MMW #
Lovin’ in my Baby’s Eyes, Taj Mahal/Leftover Salmon
Are you Sure Hank…., Jennings, Bush, Leftover Salmon
Same Kind of Crazy, Delbert McClinton
John the Revalator, Johnny Nichalos *
The Money I Make, Nick Moss & the Flip Tops

Set List Aug. 10 the LET ME OUT OF MY SKIN set

Gov’t Magic, Antibalas
Wakafricka, Manu Dibango
Soweto Funk, Aiyb Dieng
Vibin’ & Balain’, Ma Deng
Skin, Horace X
Flashback, Chemical Bros.
Leave Home, Chemical Bros.
Tightly Wound, The Capes
Low Rider, Maria Nicgorski w/Ty Cobb
If you Gotta Go, Thee Shams
Boo Boo, Leftover Salmon: by request
Wash in the Rain, A Band of Bees
No Atmosphere, A Band of Bees
Static Fuzz, Cubby Creatures
Maggie’s Farm, Richie Havens: by request
Spinner, Twinemen
Watch You Fall, Twinemen
Don’t Worry About Tomorrow, Van Morrison
Sadie Mae, Nick Moss & the Flip Tops
Mandolin Boogie, Johnny Nicholas

Peter Wolf: SLEEPLESS

With Sleepless, Peter Wolf strips away any pretense to fashion and warmly embraces the R&B, soul, and country blues that inspired his legend in the first place. Not that Wolf has strayed very far from those roots, either when fronting the J. Geils Band or in his rewarding solo career, but Sleepless presents the singer’s ethos at its most naked and warmly Dylanesque. Whether revisiting Otis Rush’s “Homework,” seasoning William Bell’s Stax track “Never Like This Before” with a dash of Muscle Shoals, palling around with the Glimmer Twins (Jagger on “Nothing but the Wheel”; Richards, along with Geils’s Magic Dick, on Sonny Boy Williamson’s feisty “Too Close Together”), or matching Steve Earle pick by pick on “Some Things You Don’t Want to Know,” it’s an album filled with a spirit of warm, fond remembrance. But more than mere love letters to his roots and heroes past, Wolf’s performances on collaborations with Will Jennings and other writers have a timeless, bittersweet edge that undercut his previous instinct for blues caricature to great effect. Some times it is hard to let go. This is a compelling testament why–and one of Wolf’s most memorable solo creations.
Artemis 2002

****

SET LIST AUG. 3rd the M is for Mustapha Show…

Mine is in Yours, Mouse on Mars
Wipe that Sound, Mouse on Mars
Blood Comes, Mouse on Mars
1st Wave Intact, Street Machines
Eyeball Skeleton, Eyeball Skeleton
Put it in your Pocket, Joshus Redman Elastic Band
Do the Cavern, Head of Femur
Electric Africa, Manu DiBango
In the Red, Ulver
*Cocaine, J.J. Cale
Let’s go Dancin’, Jimmy Cliff & Kool & the Gang
Blood Secrets, Bernie Worell Feat: Maceo Parker/G. Clinton/Bootsy Collins
Adventures of Pee+Poo, Drums & Tuba
The Butcher, Drums & Tuba
Crathadn’t Aodaich + Zbadba, Mouth Music
Get Down Moses, Joe Strummer& the Mescaleros
Never Find Another Lover, the Jolly Boys
*Here to Stay, New Order
We are all made of Stars, Moby
Highway 69, The Inner Marks
Look at that Cadillac, Mr. Nick’s Blues Mafia

FILL IN/HELP OUT

Mr. G and the Green Arrow will be helping out Madame Angel Fall on Saturday Aug. 13th from 12-2pm…The Green Arrow will be bringing the direction unknown approach to the weekend…Tune IN to 91.7 WHUS.

There may be a speacial guest as the one and only Mustapha will be out on assignment once again, this time we have sent him out to the woods to uncover the native music of the trees.

Set List 7/27

Tonight the bottle let me down: Throw Rag
*Noise Brigade: Mighty Mighty Bosstones
*The Harder the come: Rancid
*Root Down: Beastie Boys
*Fake Plastic Trees: Radiohead
*Meija: Porno for Pyros
Hometown Unicorn: Super Furry Animals
Wrong kid of love: Jim White
God was Drunk when he made me: Jim White
Seperate States: Get Him Eat Him
More Bass Vicar: The Sons of Silence
Giant Steps: Greg Howe
My Favorite Things: Mike Stern
Roper Golf Pro: Unagi
Funkytown: Eldissa
Rock w/You: Eldissa
Little Sadie: Bob Dylan
Ragged and Dirty: Bob Dylan
Raga-Hem-Bihig: Ravi Shankar
The Night: Morphine
Rope on Fire: Morphine
Take me w/You: Morphine
*She Caught the Katy: Taj Mahal/John Popper
Nice and Warm: Kid Johnny Lang & the big band

* from the Tibetian Freedom Concert

Morphine: The Night

From the opening notes- sliding bass, subtle sax and spare (yet funky) drums, this CD grabs your hand, slips into your head, and takes hold of your soul. The opening title track- the first time I heard it- it’s one of my favorite songs by any group. When I heard Sandman had collapsed on stage, but not until he had handed in material for a full studio album, I was curious what his final musical accomplishment had been. From the moment I heard the titlesong “The Night”, it just struck me: this was some of the best Morphine had produced. Integrating the jazz-like sound of their first album with the catchy choruslines of Cure for Pain and topped with the experimental flavor of YES Morphine had proven to advance. “Top floor, Bottom buzzer” reminded me again of the some of the cure for pain songs. “Souvenir” struck me as a very jazzy song (especially the drumming), more like the songs on “Good”, but then with the improvement I have already been talking about. Then again, The Night also contains unique material like “Rope on Fire”. Never in my life I have heard a saxophone play this catchy eastern tune. Marvellous! In “Take me with You”, minimalism has been reduced with even backing vocals; but, I have to say, the combination of Sandman’s intriguing monotonic sound combined with more instruments (even orchestrated) and backing vocals is very nice to the ear.

To me, “the Night” is a Morphine classic with overall quality rising to the level of “Cure for Pain”, but with a sound which has evolved and grown. Sandman left us where he was best, in the sound of the Night. And to me, he saved the best for last.

ciao

******

Banco de Gaia: 10 years

Banco de Gaia has created a fantastic body of work, successfully blending world-beat sounds and styles with cutting edge technology. When you listen, you hear. There’s something in his music that can satisfy any taste. Whether you’re into rock, dance, prog, electronica, world, ambient, you’ll find something to dig here. You’ll groove to complex, intricate melodies over superbly crafted beats, crossing a variety of genres, to create sublime music, which most importantly, has emotion and soul. Disc 1 is more uptempo, Disc 2 more of the reflective, ambient dubby work…yet both put me in a place I want to be. This music is truly good for your ears as well as your soul.

*****

SET LIST for 7/20

Lint of Love, Cibo Matto
Persian Garden Tango, Black Cat Orchestra
Chi Mi Frena, Black Cat Orchestra
Peter Street, Engineers
Said and Done, Engineers
Alive, The Sting Quartet
How MT. Girls…, String Cheese Incident
Wake Up, String Cheese Incident
Buena, Morphine
I’M Free Now, Morphine
Cure for Pain, Morphine
Wipe that Sound, Mouse on Mars
What’s that Thang, Joe Deninzon+the Stratospherius
Route 66, Brian Setzer Orchestra
Maggie’s Farm, Bob Dylan
Pipeline, Joe Weed
Rebel Rouser, Joe Weed
Alley Cat, Joe Weed
Chase the Bone, Robin Trower
Funky Slide, Stormy Monday Band
Blues on the internet, Detroit JR.

SET LIST 7/13/05

Pretty Pink Rose, Adrian Belew
Gunman, Adrian Belew
Thin Air, Enuma Elish
Catwalk (Habibi), Reg
Superbowl Sundae, Ozomatli
These are the Ghosts, Band of Bees
No Atmosphere, Band of Bees
I Love You, Band of Bees
Riot Radio, The Dead 60’s
Red Light, The Dead 60’s
Don’t Be Cruel, Josh Roseman Unit
Kashmir, Josh Roseman Unit
Greasy G Joshus Redman Elastic Band
Jungle Telegraph, EELS
Death Cell Rounder Blues, Michael Bloomfield
Kansas City Blues, Michael Bloomfield
Down in the Swamp, Benoit, Davies, Neal
I Put a Spell on You, Benoit, Davies, Neal
Hustlin’ Down to N.O., Tab Benoit
When Love Comes to Town, B.B. King
Nightlife, B.B. King
He’s got a Key, Bo Diddley

Michael Bloomfield: If you love the blues..

Widely known from his days in the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, the Electric Flag and on Al Kooper’s Super Sessions, Bloomfield is often spoken of in the same breath as Clapton and Green. On this Album, Bloomfield pays tribute to some of his inspirations including; B.B. King,T-Bone Walker and Howlin’ Wolf. The second portion of this interesting album features Bloofield w/Woody Harris diving fingers first into the acoustic roots of the gospel blues. Fingerstyle pickin’ crossed w/a whining electric slide sounds like a ride I would take a turn on. Several informative narratives seperating masterful guitarship.

Kicking Mule/Fantasy 2004 *****

EELS: Souljacker

The album makes you feel like you have stepped right into Nowheresville, not knowing how you got there. A little weary and confused, by the end you don’t want to leave. Some tunes like Woman Driving…will lull you into a space comforting like a pillow.
Hard nosed rockrs like Dog Faced Boy and That’s not really Funny will put you in the mood to drive fast and smirk a cocky smirk at the folks that stare. You little punks think you own this town

EELS are odd no doubt but it is a friendly sort of queer.

Dreamworks 2002*****

A Band of Bees: Free the Bees

If you’ve been looking for some new sound from the late 60’s- early 70’s acid rock, psychodelic scene…look no further. This cd brings you back…a la THE WHO. British and Beatlesque at moments, they feature horns, Hammonds and the works.

A Virgin Records release.. *****