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James Brown’s Passing

n 1986, he was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And rap stars of recent years overwhelmingly have borrowed his lyrics with a digital technique called sampling. His work has been replayed by the Fat Boys, Ice-T, Public Enemy and a host of other rappers. “The music out there is only as good as my last record,” Brown joked in a 1989 interview with Rolling Stone magazine.”Disco is James Brown, hip-hop is James Brown, rap is James Brown; you know what I’m saying? You hear all the rappers, 90 percent of their music is me,” he told the AP in 2003.
Born in poverty in Barnwell, South Carolina, in 1933, he was abandoned as a 4-year-old to the care of relatives and friends and grew up on the streets of Augusta, Georgia, in an “ill-repute area,” as he once called it. There he learned to wheel and deal.

“I wanted to be somebody,” Brown said.

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12/23 You there, stay away from that.

So, Moustapha was in studio today trying to get me to play any sort of Christmas music. I Hate Christmas music. It is just not for me. Simply put. I found a couple of holiday tunes I thought would be appropriate and Moustapha did manage to tie me down for a moment or two and get some of his choices on too.

Georgia on my Mind, Jerry Reed
Sittin’ on top of the World, Jerry Reed
Blue Moon of Kentucky, Jerry Reed
Me & Bobby McGee, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot
Silver Beaver, Saffire
Dump that Chump, Saffire
Bo Diddley is Crazy, Bo Diddley
Don’t Stand so close to me, The Police (live)
White & Nerdy, Weird Al
Polkarama!, Weird Al
Keep your hands off, Jas Mathus & his Knockdown Society
Mississippi Moan, Jas Mathus & His Knockdown Society
Let’s do it Like They Used to, Sol
Mister Frank, Sol
All Good Children, John Popper Project feat. DJ LOGIC
Louisana Sky, John Popper Project feat. DJ LOGIC
Purple Girlfriend, the Goldstars
It’s all about You, the Goldstars
Ragin’ Angel, the Charms
Battle of Faomo, Southern Crush
Apple Pie, Southern Crush
Little Drummer Boy, Dandy Warhols
11 Cats of Christmas, Trout Fishing in America
Fixin’ to Die, Col. Bruce Hampton
Good Lover, Nikki Armstrong
I Like it Like that, Nikki Armstrong
Memphis in the Meantime, Gregg Allman
Every Hungry Woman, the Allman Brothers (live 1970)
Soulshine (Reggae version), Gov’t Mule (Live 10/19/06)
It’s a Wonderful Life, Fishbone
Can’t get Satisfied, the Greyhounds
Butter (For you popcorn) the New Mastersounds
Thank you, Melvin Sparks
Song #8, Celia Baron
Greensleeves, Andy Timmons
Jingle Bells, Adrian Legg
Red Moon, Al Di Meola
Action Packed, Green Light
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Jack Johnson
Santa’s Pissed Off, Andy Dick/bitches of the Century
Santa’s Second Line, New Birth Brass Band
Creeper Returns, Mark Hummel

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Where in the world is….MisterG?

in Strange Loops, Jack Kevorkian & Morpheus Quintet
One Step Beyond, Karsh Kale w/DJ Spooky
Dali Tzerni, Charming Hostess
Godecki Cacak, Reptile Palace Orchestra
Zurle, Balkan Tribes
Palmistry, Tabla Beat Science
Boombox, Mosquitos
Raja Vedalu, DJ Cheb i Sabbah
at the top of Cerro De Palomares, Estrella Morente
Rihaee, Shabaz
Peregrino, Zuco 103
A Gathering Storm, Terry Hall & Mushtaq
Dancing, Wu-Man
Ah Ya Win a Win, Club D’elf
Challaban, Club d’Elf
Thick Interlude, Mocean Worker
Acid, Louie Vega’s Percussion Madness
Oshagrinza, Louie Vega’s Percussion Madness
Ya Man, Balkan Beat Box
In a Gadda da Vida, Yat Kha
Superbol, Alms for Shanti
Laisse les Phases, Ali Farke Toure
Mbube, Ladysmith Black Mambazo w/Taj Mahal
Tussin’ & Fightin’, Extra Golden
Everybody Loves You, Hazmat Modine w/Huun-Huur-Tu
Ngolowake, Manu Dibango
Grooved ja wie die Sau, the Funkgerat
Golden Isles Groove, Skeebo Knight
Kuumba, Count M’Butu
Cotu, Baka Beyond
Bastet, Natacha Atlas
Pirates, SuperRail Band
I Shall be Released, Moussa Kanoute
Simple Twist of Fate, Bob Dylan (live ’75)
Love Minus zero/no limit, Bob Dylan (live ’75)
Soulshine, Warren Haynes/Vusi Mahlasela (live)
Tsingane, Abaji
Greensleeves, Andy Timmons
Hellebrations, Radim Zenkl
Belleville, Hot Club of Detroit
What a Wonderful World, Maceo Parker
In the Buzzbag, Brooklyn Funk Essentials
An Airbag Saved my Dub, EasyStar All Stars
Love is a Pleasure, the Cables
Cheer Up, the Cables
Gibbering Smit, Peatbog Faeries
Testamento, Juan Carlos Formell
Chatuna, Tinariwen
Incaldido, Bonga
Zebra, John Butler Trio
The Mac, Cadillac Jones
Casin’ the Joint, Cadillac Jones

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Hanging Backstage w/ Mr. Bo Diddley

Mike Rivard of Club d’Elf…FINALLY

Micro and I went back and forth like an Olympic table tennis match trying to set up a moment to talk. The new album from Club dElf is title NOW I UNDERSTAND, but rest assured, you won’t. The music is unexplainable and dynamic, at time touching on sounds you’ve heard and at other moments, you will be lead to a new location with your ears driving the train. And that is what it is like, a train of sound that you should ride from song one until the final track to get the complete story told. Be sure that the next time you board that train, it’ll take you on a completely different ride.

Listen to our LIVE ON AIR talk here.

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….and a bag of chips!!!!

Vineyard Blues, J.Cotton/Joe Lewis Walker/C. Haden
2 Trains Rnnin’, Cotton/Walker/Haden
Play w/Your Poodle, Cotton/Walker/Haden
Good Understanding, Al Copley & the Fabulous T-Birds
Bitch/Dumbass, Gary U.S. Bond/D. Betts/P. Snow
Blind/Crippled/Crazy, Buddy Guy & John Mayer
Nobody Understands me but my Guitar, Buddy Guy
For You my Love, Nikki Armstrong
Think, the Phantom Blues Band
Surfin’ Albania, Immigrant Suns
Shopetzuki Kopanitsa, Boiled in Lead
Fanfare Ciocarlia, Borat Sndtrk
You Be My Wife, Borat Sndtrk
Valhalla, the K-O’s
Mana, Xavier Rudd
Speakeasy, Cadillac Jones
Watch me Fly, Reuben Wilson
Bemsha Swing, Dr. Lonnie Smith
Ministry of Truth, Bobby Previte/Coalition of the Willing
Colon Pie, Skerik
Dana’s Lick, Ripplegroove
Will Run, Raq
Antonella’s Birthday, Tommy Emmanuel
Cold December, Matt Costa
3 more Days, Ray LaMontagne
Ain’t that Right, G-Love
So Much Love, ScrapOmatic
Broken Down Piece of Junk, Brian Setzer
the Spider Sings, Bourbon Princess
Don’t You Miss Yourself, Conrad Ford
Things Don’t Seem as Bad, the Amity Front
the Lobster Parade, the Microscopic Septet
Dan’l Boone, Sam Bush/David Grisman
****IN STUDIO UNPLUGGED GUESTS EXIT CLOV****
How Sweet it is, Jerry Garcia Band
Fight and Make up, Brianna Holcombe
Rasa Lila, Go GO Galazian

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12/14 To a Columbian Beauty.

Akiwowo, Babatunde Olatunji
Kiyakiya, Babatunde Olitunji
Ratevka, Reptile Palace Orchestra
Little Wing, Reptile Palace Orchestra
Feen, Natacha Atlas
No Other, Skye
Bass Beatbox, Club d’Elf
***Impromptu Conversation w/ Mike Rivard of Club D’elf***
Vishnu Dub, Club D’elf
Agni, Tom Rossi
Take this Hammer, Taj/Toumani Diabate
Revery in Hijaz, the Isle of Klezbos
Cumbia de los Muerto, Ozomatli
Patricia, Manuel Galban/Ry Cooder
the Grandma with a Limp, Rim Banna
Arrumacao, Uakti
Aziz Aziz, Outback
Let your Yeah be Yeah, Jimmy Cliff
Dance of the Fireflies, Merl Saunders
***Conversation w/Mr. Jerry Wennstrom***

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Exit Clov brings darkly melodic acid-pop

Exit Clov is a five-piece indie rock band from Washington, DC, described as everything from “darkly melodic acid-pop” to “kaleidoscopic pop noir.” With the punk ethos of Blondie, the political edge of Metric, the pure pop sensibilities of indie darlings Stars, and the playfulness of Shonen Knife, the band has a broad appeal that transcends ordinary music genres. Since its conception in 2003, they have established a trademark sound with beautiful harmonies sung over infectious synth, violin, guitar, bass and drums. While the band’s sound is golden to the ear, they are consistently raw and fresh beyond traditional rocknroll standards. Exit Clov have to their credit two self-produced EPs (2004 Starfish, 2005 Saskwatch), the Jolly Roget Sessions (2006) — on which they enlisted the help of Roger Greenawalt (No Doubt, Ben Kweller, Iggy Pop, White Stripes) — and the newest, Respond Respond EP, released on Livewire Recordings. I had them here and was able to squeeze out 3 acoustic renditions of their unique tunes and a little chatter after. I dig Exit Clov, now it’s your turn.

Listen to our time together here.

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Buddy Guy’s BOX SET, Can’t Quit the Blues

Robert Cray says that Buddy Guy’s guitar solos sound like laughter from space, but they can also peal like the cries of lost souls attempting to cross the River Styx. If these 47 songs on three CDs plus a DVD boasting a new 75-minute documentary and six performances from the Montreux Jazz Festival prove anything, it’s that Guy is one of the most dynamic, diverse, expressionistic, and emotional guitarists–in any genre. The set neatly examines the 70-year-old Chicago blues legend’s half-century career, starting with a ragged but soulful “The Way You Been Treating Me” cut in 1957 at a radio station in Guy’s native Louisiana that finds him developing his searing, exploratory style. A year later, he’s in Chicago working with tunesmith Willie Dixon, and the rest is history (chronicled in Anthony DeCurtis’s excellent lines notes) that leads from the glory days of Chess Records to Guy’s early breakout recordings for Vanguard to his modern-day mastery. The most recent recordings often find him working with acolytes: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Keb’ Mo’, Jonny Lang, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Richards, and John Mayer (who duets with Guy on the unreleased “I’d Rather Be Blind, Crippled & Crazy“). B.B. King, who along with Guitar Slim was Guy’s most important early influence, also joins Clapton and Guy on a stirring acoustic version of John Lee Hooker’sCrawlin’ Kingsnake.” This set shows that Mr. Guy is always growing as a musician–not only as a player whose frenzy, improvisational instincts, and tonal control keep stretching with age, but as a stylist who was unafraid to put aside his trademark electric approach in 2003 to make the acoustic Blues Singer/primal North Mississippi juke joint music part of his gig.

Listen to my chat w/Mr. Buddy Guy here.

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12/09 a Bonafide good ride…..

I was thrilled with this show. Musically, it was a transitional weave that I think took us around the corner and down a suspicious path that was once a secret, like opening up that wardrobe. Check this set list out:

You’ve got to Love her w/a Feeling, Freddie King
San Ho Zay, Freddie King
See See Baby, Freddie King
Today, Jefferson Airplane
Come Back Baby, Jefferson Airplane
Come on Over, George Soule
Earthquake, Jackie mittoo
Legalize it, Pato Baton (*live/a’capella)
Yalla Yalla, Joe Strummer
Stir it up, Dread Zeppelin
Straight Cold Player, Lenny Kravitz
Boxer’s Fracture, Liquid Soul
If it Don’t Fit.., Melvin Sparks/Nikki Armstrong
Waitaminute, Reuben Wilson
Planet of the Superkids, the Greyboy Allstars
Good Friends Good Music, Skeebo Knight
Come on Come Over, Jaco Pastorius
Louisiana Sky, John Popper Project feat. DJ LOGIC
I Wanna Be like You (Monkey Song), Los Lobos
Ol’ Cook Pot, the Duhks
A Drink for you, Whiskey & Co.
Fish to Fry, the Ditty Bops
78% H2O, Ani DiFranco (live)
Tonite, the Bottle let me Down, Throw Rag w/Lemme
No Strings Attached, Freak Guitar
Samba Caramba, Freak Guitar
Wyonna’s Big Brown Beaver, Primus
People Carrier, Morcheeba
Innocence Lost, the Jamie McLean Band
Shoes, George Soule
Blues Stay Away, Pedro Arevalo
Messin’ w/the Kid, Junior Wells
Superharp, James Cotton
Before you Accuse me, Bo Diddley
Sit & Cry (& sing the Blues), Buddy Guy
***Conversation with Mr. Buddy Guy***
Mustang Sally, Buddy Guy
Crawlin’ King Snake, Buddy Guy/Eric Clapton/BB King
I Put a Spell on You, Buddy Guy/Carlos Santana
Ain’t no Sunshine, Buddy Guy/Tracy Chapman

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Jerry Wennstrom: The Inspired Heart

At age 29 Jerry Wennstrom set out to discover the rock-bottom truth of his life. For years he questioned the limits of his creative life as a studio painter. After destroying all of his art and giving away everything he owned, he began a life of unconditional trust, allowing life to provide all that was needed. He lived this way for 15 years. Jerry’s story is told in his book, The Inspired Heart: An Artist’s Journey of Transformation (foreword by Thomas Moore) published by Sentient Publications and in the Parabola Magazine documentary film called In the Hands of Alchemy: The Art and Life of Jerry Wennstrom. Jerry travels internationally lecturing, teaching and presenting his film and work and he writes a monthly piece on the spirit of the times for a New York City consulting firm. He has presented at the Birmingham Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, the EMP (Experience Music Project), Glen Arbor Art Association, the Old Firehouse Art Center, Other Side Arts, Pacifica Graduate Institute, UCS-NAROPA (Wisdom University), the Vancouver Public Library, Western New Mexico University, California Institute of the Arts and NYU. He has also done over 50 radio, TV and magazine interviews and art features. And he was a guest recently on greenarrowradio for your learning pleasures.

Open your minds and listen here for our chat about transformation.

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Bo Diddley..Bo Knows how he feels.

This conversation will prove that. Bo Diddley knows how to rock and roll, he knows how to entertain an audience, but I learned that he also likes to talk about the things that are going on. Who better than Bo to talk about how things look from a perspective he has gained just weeks short of his 78th Birthday. Bo Diddley will be at the Mohegan Sun on Sunday December 17th. If you have never had the opportunity to see him live, this is a great time to catch him as he’ll mention in this chat, he is workin’ on some new stuff, always adding new ingredients to his musical pie.

HEAR BO DIDDLEY’s THOUGHTS HERE.

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12/2 It’s a Happ’nin’ Show.

You’re Gonna Miss Me, 13th Floor Elevators
Everybody’s Gonna be Happy, the Kinks
Always See your Face, Love
Papa was a Rolling Stone, Los Lobos
Knockin’ round the Zoo, James Taylor & t.o.f.m.
Night Owl, James Taylor & the original flying machine
Still Hanging Around, G-Love
Something Went Right, George Soule
Shoes, George Soule
Come on Over, George Soule
Asa Branca, Forro in the Dark feat. David Byrne
Como Soy Cubano, Habana Abierta
Gibbering Smit, Peatbog Faeries
John the Revelator, Gov’t Mule
She Said, She Said, Gov’t Mule
Mean ‘Ole Wind, N. Mississippi All Stars
I only have one Love, Phantom Blues Band, feat. Taj
Don’t think Twice, Mike Ness
Crawlin’ King Snake, Robert Plant (live in Mali)
You know what you Know, the Microscopic Septet
Fresh Air theme (Happy Twin), the Microscopic Septet
***conversation W/Phillip Johnston***
Baghdad Blues, the Microscopic Septet
Ice Cream Samich, Skeebo Knight
Suits me Fine, King Johnson
Legalize it, MSMW
Concoction, Depth Quartet
Action, the Charms
Rock Tonight, Southern Crush
Bob (Cousin O.), Evil Stig
Last to Know, Evil Stig
Porchswing, Bourbon Princess
Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day, Morcheeba
Suicidethoal (killufast capsules 100mg), Ladybug
Ministry of Truth, Bobby Previte’s Coalition of the Willing
Ultra-Funk, los Amigos invisibles
Bean, the Cubby Creatures
It Calls Me, Hazmat Modine
Humphrey Bulgar, Metropolitan Klezmer
Black Night, Willie Nelson/Dr. John
Your head’s too Big, the Ditty Bops

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Phillip Johnston of the Microscopic Septet.

In September of 2006, Cuneiform Records released two double CD sets of The Microscopic Septet, entitled “Seven Men in Neckties” (The History of the Micros Vol. 1), and “Surrealistic Swing” (The History of the Micros Vol. 2). To commemorate this hysterical event, we are reuniting the Microscopic Septet for a one-time-only tour in November and December of 2006, consisting of a few dates in the Northeastern US and more in Europe. On Wednesday, November 29th, the group will begin the tour in Northampton at the Iron Horse. Phillip Johnston, at the time he started the Microscopic Septet, was an NYU dropout who’d worked in a succession of jazz, rhythm & blues and polka groups in New York and San Francisco. A largely self-taught soprano saxophonist and composer, Johnston’s work in both areas reveals the powerful and positive influence of Steve Lacy. “I was interested in more arranged, compositionally-oriented music …. from within the swing big band jazz tradition,” Johnston recalls, “as opposed to (the conventional jazz) head-solos-head format.” Organizing a group of fellow musicians, he started with a sax section and planned to add brass later. However, he liked the sound of four saxes and three rhythm so much he decided to stick with that. When he originally named the group, “Claude Funston and the Psychic Detectives” it proved too “unwieldy,” he changed it to the “Microscopic Septet,” who played their first “regular gig” at New York’s Ear Inn in 1981.

Listen here for my conversation with Mr. Johnston.

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11-25 Melvin Sparks Hangin’ out.

Not only was Melvin hanging out and chatting about a couple of projects, he is also going to be at the Main Pub in Manchester on Dec 2. This is a mix of our chats on Thursday and Saturday with a couple of hints of some groove. If you have never seen Melvin live, you’ve got to go and check this out. See you there.

LISTEN TO OUR CHATS HERE.

The Show looked like this. I think I got caught up in the Thanksgiving sentiment as I went back to some roots that have obviously branched out over the years. It went like this:

Listen to me, Pat Boyack
Too old is Getting Younger everyday, Watermelon Slim
She’s Gone, Hound Dog Taylor
Instrument of Pleasure, Jeff Chaz
Samson and Delilah, Blind Gary Davis
Something you got, BB King/Koko Taylor
Little by Little, BB King/Lowell Fulson
2:19, John Hammond
‘Til the Money Runs out, John Hammond
Big Black Mariah, John Hammond
Cold Cold Ground, Tom Waits
Mama Roux, Dr. John
Goin’ back to N.O., Dr. John/Neville Brothers
Home Movies, the Jamie McLean band
Get out of my Life, Jerry Garcia Band
Georgia on my Mind, Willie Pooch
Little Bag (in search of), Chris Spies
Groove on Up, Melvin Sparks
***Melvin Sparks Conversation***
She’s a Bad Mama Jama, Melvin Sparks
House Party, Javon Jackson
Freak, Sugarbitch
Chingiz, Banco De Gaia
Boys-n-Berry, the Cubby Creatures
DIY, Ext Clov
You’re my Girl, Neil Young
Baby I love you, Aretha Franklin
Stray Cat Blues, the Rolling Stones
Highway Song, Hot Tuna
Midnight Blues, the Allman Brothers
Baghdad Blues, the Microscopic Septet
Dirty Drawers, Vassar Clements
Green Onions, Vassar Clements
Little Miss Strange, Jimi Hendrix
Make me Know it, Elvis
Dirty Dirty Feeling, Elvis
Such a Night, Elvis
Evangeline, Jerry Garcia Band

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11/23/06 This Turkey Survived…..so far.

Lots of guest today. We had my nephew stop in to wish the listeners a happy thanksgiving and to be cute as hell. Briana Holcombe blessed us with her presence and even sang a little tune that mentions yours truly, we will make sure to keep our eyes on what she is up to, and believe me that won’t be a difficult task. And a true friend of greenarrowradio, Mr. Melvin Sparks called in to chat and let us know he will be at the Main Pub in Manchester CT on Dec. 2. A must see.

Here’s what the 4 hours of the show looked like.

The Great Ceilidh Swindle, Peatbog Faeries
Mouth Music
Loyin’ Loyin’, Babatunde Olatunji
Dance of the Hunter’s Fire, Mickey Hart
Satan Dub, Lee “scratch” Perry
Oualahila Ar Tesninam, Tinariwen
Ya Man, Balkan Beat Box
In a Gadda Da Vida, Yat-Kha
Weasel Potpie, That 1 Guy
Personal Jesus, Depeche Mode
I Want Candy, Bow Wow Wow (Kevin Shield remix)
Dumb World, Rav Shmuel
Last Chance, Rav Shmuel
***Conversation w/Nadine Zahr***
Beautiful Soldier, Nadine Zahr
The Minute I, Nadine Zahr
A little Better, Nadine Zahr
Childe, Dana Varon
Home Movies, the Jamie McLean band
Holy Water, the Jamie McLean band
Bottle of Red Wine, Eric Clapton & friends
Sunshine of your Love, Ginger Baker
I Only have Love, Phantom Blues Band w/Taj
Think, the Phantom Blues Band
I Drink, Southern Crush
***Briana Holcombe Phone Conversation***
Fight and Make Up, Briana Holcombe
Right Here, Right Now, Briana Holcombe
Shakespeare, Susan Cagle
I will, Al & the Transamericans
Waiting for the Punchline, Al & Transamericans
Carnival Time, Leftover Salmon
***Phone Conversation w/Mr. Melvin Sparks***
Funky good time, Melvin Sparks
Louisiana Sky, John Popper Project feat. DJ LOGIC
Girl of Opportunity, Angeline
Rainy Day Blues, Willie Nelson
Head ’em off at the Pass, Wolf Krakowski
Shady Grove, Grisman/Garcia
Blues for Luci, Pedro Arevalo
Barstool Boogie, Dan Hicks & Jimmy Buffett
Why you Wanna Bring me Down, Honeytribe
Nothing to be Sad About, Honeytribe
Angelina, the Tony Tyler Trance
the Mother, Xavier Rudd
Food in the Belly, Xavier Rudd
Beautiful, G-Love/ Tristian Prettyman
Let the good times roll, Taj Mahal/Ry Cooder
100% Pure Love, Tey
Burning Down the House, the Cardigans w/Tom Jones
Boom Shak-a-la-ka, Apache Indian

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listen to my conversation with the lovely and talented Ms. Briana Holcombe

Rocker Rhonda G. of SOUTHERN CRUSH!

If you like to RAWK…not just rock, then let me point you in the direction of SOUTHERN CRUSH. A Pure force from Atlanta Georgia. This three piece Southern Blues RAWK band is taking the music scene by storm. I was fortunate enough to get a moment of the lead lady, the Raspy, Raptured Rocker Rhonda G. on greenarrowradio. Take a listen here to our conversation. If you are looking for me, I’ll be shaking the apple tree.

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Oh hell, here is todays fill in set list while we’re at it:

Ride, G-Love
Beautiful, G-Love featuring Tristian Prettyman
Sweet Life, Karen Gibson Roc
Revolution Eventually, Sugarbitch
Beef Jerky, Cibo Matto
Georgia Slop, Los Lobos
When , King Johnson
Workin’ Sux, King Johnson
let the Mermaids Flirt w/me, scrapOmatic
Food in the Belly, Xavier Rudd
Let the Good Times Roll, Taj Mahal/Ry Cooder
Corrin, Corrina, Taj Mahal/Ry Cooder
(turn on your) Lovelight, Them feat. Van Morrison
I Like’s That, Skeebo Knight
Expressway to your Heart, Merl Saunders & friends
Take me with you, Orchestra Morphine
Rhythm & Booze, Treat her Right
In a Gadda Da Vida, Yat-Kha
Broken Down Piece of Junk, Brian Setzer
You’ve got the best in Town, Band of Gypsys
Mama, he Treats your Daughter mean, Susan Tedeschi
No Riders, Shannon Curfman
Battle of Faomo, Southern Crush
Apple Pie, Southern Crush
**Conversation with Rhonda G. of Southern Crush**
I Drink, Southern Crush
Riddles, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Baby Blue, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
DIY, Exit Clov
K.C. Jones, North Mississippi All Stars

David Grisman Quintet at the CALVIN

On the 16th of November, The DGQ brought the dawg but someone left the leash at home. The show started off with a first set that showed off each gentleman of music’s broad range of expertise. We heard latin flare from Enrique Coria on guitar, as he awaits that movement from his band leader for a moment of change. The outstanding Jim Kerwin on bass, (who does a pretty mean James Brown impersonation) shared an irish tune for his grandma with us that left the smell of the rolling hills of the Celtic homeland rising from the theatre floors. In words I am not so sure how to describe Matt Eakle, who played flute and random objects. Where I feel that Kerwin is the heartbeat to the group, Eakle must be the oxygen rich blood. He has more groove in his step and sound than can ever be measured or captured. He is as great as he is undefinable. George March on percussion balanced out the spirit and soul of this body of music. Oh, yes that Dawg. Well, the new Italian mandolin was the guide into a show that seemed like it had never been before. Mr. Grisman’s well timed subtle changes kept not only his band, but the audience on the edge of their seats. The strings tried to tame this bluegrass jazz, boarder jumping, mind expanding soundscape, but alas as I said, the leash was left elsewhere. We explored a lengthy journey taken on by the DGQ, and by nights end we learned about some of the new work the group has been working on, and even had a few verses of a familiar and old friend “Shady Grove

I want to thank C.M. and David for what they do as well as the Calvin for making sure it is here.

Learn more and support this and other styles of acoustic music here.

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11/18/06 Bo 101…How to Win.

Do the Dirt, Phantom Blues Band
Think, Phantom Blues Band
That’s Alright, James Cotton
Boot Knockin’ Blues, Cotton
Feelin’ my way Around, Fabulous T-Birds
Rock Candy, Fabulous T-Birds
Rock me RIght, Susan Tedeschi
Battle of Faomo, Southern Crush
Apple Pie, Southern Crush
Summertime Blues, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Plastic People, Frank Zappa
Hats Off, Primus
Barracuda, Rasputina
Purple Girlfriend, the Goldstars
Levee’s Gonna Break, Bob Dylan
Rainy Day Blues, Willie Nelson
All She Wrote, Ray Davies
Are You, Bob Seger
Everybody’s up to Somethin’, Brian Setzer
Jesus is just Alright, Robert Randolph & Eric Clapton
Buena, Morphine (live)
Godzilla, Diego Garcia
There’s Something Wrong with this Picture, Galactic
Track #9, Dr. Lonnie Smith
***Dr. Lonnie SMith Conversation***
Jungle Wisdom, Dr. Lonnie Smith
Holla!, G-Love
Beautiful, G-Love
Revolution Eventually, Sugarbitch
Lapdance, John Popper Project feat. DJ LOGIC
No one Left to Run with, Allman Brothers
I Want Candy, Bow Wow Wow (Kevin Shield Remix)
Dumb World, RavShmuel
Shake ’em Down, N. Mississippi All Stars
Feel like a King, Geoff Achison & the Souldiggers
Reach for the Sky, Geoff Achison & the Souldiggers
Creeper Returns, Mark Hummel
You got the Best in Town, Billy Cox/Buddy Miles
let the mermaids flirt w/me, scrapOmatic
The Mother, Xavier Rudd
The 0, Big Ass Truck

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Nadine Zahr hanging in Studio B

Nadine Zahr is a singer songwriter currently based out of California. As you will hear, she has been touring mighty heavily and I was lucky enough to catch her with a few free moments. There are two parts to our hanging out in the studio and the first part is some friendly personality banter between the two of us, and the second will be Nadine singing/playing her songs. I will be airing these on Thanksgiving day along with giving away one or two of her albums. To learn more about Nadine, head to Nadine Zahr or her myspace hideaway.

listen to part one here.

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Someone I’d like to be…Mr. Ed Bradley

I hope to get podcasts from as many 60 minute staff members, family and friends to do my part in giving back the way I think Mr. Bradley would. Let’s be sad for a moment and then celebrate this special life. It is his style and “conversation” versus “interview” approach I believe I have tried to model myself after. I invite you to head HERE to better learn just what kind of person he really was.

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