Jerry Douglas: The best kept secret

As further proof that the virtuosity of Jerry Douglas knows no categorical bounds, the biggest surprise on his predominantly instrumental The Best Kept Secret is a revival of the disco-era smash “Back in Love Again,” with Alison Krauss supplying as much vocal funk as she can muster. The undisputed master of the shimmering Dobro (and a featured member of Krauss’s band Union Station), Douglas also applies his artistry to the jazzy atmospherics of Weather Report’s “A Remark You Made,” pays homage to Celtic fiddler Aly Bain on the reflective “Sir Aly B,” trades licks with guitarist Bill Frisell on the twangy “Lil’ Ro Ro,” and enlists John Fogerty for guest vocals on “Swing Blues #1.” The album additionally showcases Douglas on lap steel, with guitarist Derek Trucks providing rock propulsion on the opening “She Makes Me Want to Sing.” A breakdown with banjoist Béla Fleck and mandolinist Sam Bush on “Who’s Your Uncle?” finds Douglas on more familiar turf at his bluegrass best. I highly reccomend this album for listeners of all genres.

the BACK to the CLASSICS (sort of) show

VooDoo People, the Prodgy
Absolutely Fabulous, Ab Fab
Monkey & the Turtle, Christine Anu
Closer, NIN
Seether, Veruca Salt
I Zimbra, Talking Heads
And She Was, Talking Heads
Stay up Late, Talking Heads
Dance this Mess Around, B-52’s
Late in the Evening, Paul Simon
Sunshine Supercreep, turn me on dead man
Raja Vedalu, dj Cheb i Sabbah
Electric-Moonshine, Dr. Didg
Kikky-Burr, Quincy Jones/Bill Cosby
Illuminated, Weird War
Girls Like That, Weird War
Try, Janis Joplin
Move Over, Janis Joplin
Fat Man, Jethro Tull
Excitable Boy, Warren Zevon
A Certain Girl, Warren Zevon
Detox Mansion, Warren Zevon
Raspberry Beret, Warren Zevon
the Same Thing, Treat her Right
Clap Hands, John Hammond
Deep Elm Blues, Grateful Dead
Blues is a Friend of mine, Michael Pickett

Once in a LIFETIME…

ONCE in a LIFETIME you are allowed to do something you have ALWAYS wanted to…

Today’s show is a testiment to the premise: YOU NEVER KNOW UNLESS YOU ASK…Please do!!!

Numb, Portishead
Scarlet Begonias, Jazz is Dead
Mr.Cool’s Dream, James Taylot Quartet
Gimmie the Car, Violent Femmes
Country Death Song, Violent Femmes
Like a Military Coup, Morcheeba
Living Hell, Morcheeba
Two Dollars, Drums & Tuba
Heli, Daby Balde
Honeybee Blues, Tao of Groove
Most Beautiful, Sam Kininger
Enjoy & Get it on, ZZ top
Rusty Cage, Johhny Cash
Spinner, Twinemen
I got a woman, Ray Charles
Greenback, Ray Charles
Lonely Avenue, Ray Charles

***RAVI SHANKAR INTERVIEW***

Transmigration, Ravi Shankar
Mishra Piloo, Ravi Shankar

Podcast — Interview with Ravi Shankar

Take a moment to listen to one of the world’s most articulate men in the music world. I am so proud of the opportunity I had to speak to the man known as Ravi Shankar. This phone interview certainly makes me happy to be alive. Mr. Shankar is a gracious human being who loves a good laugh and telling tales of authentic Indian raga/sitar music. ENJOY

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to GRAMMIE

Ted, Just Admit it, Janes Addiction
Creme Egg, Banco de Gaio
Ganga Dev, DJ Cheb I Sabbah
Gharana, Badmarsh Shri
Poonah, Zakir Hussain
Tiamat’s Resurrection, Enuma Elish
theme(Starsky & Hutch, James Taylor Quartet
theme(Dirty Harry), James Taylor Quartet
Blues for Allah Medley, Jazz is Dead
Iko Iko, Dr. John
Got to be New Orleans, Elvin Bishop
Lovelight, Them
Smokestack Lightening, Howlin’ Wolf
I asked for Water, Howlin’ Wolf
Who’s been Talking, Howlin’ Wolf
Sitting on top of the World, Howlin’ Wolf
Before you Accuse me, Bo Diddley
I’m a Man, Bo Diddley
Hey Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley
Hush your Mouth, Bo Diddley
Who do you Love, Bo Diddley
Get Right W/God, Lucinda Williams

From BUDDY to RUDY……..

First Cool Hive, Moby
Back on a Roll, Super Furry Animals
We are the Dead, David Bowie
Chant of the ever Circling Skeletal Family, David Bowie
Funky Lil’ Song, Beck
Jelly Dancers, Eels
Long Hair, Little Barrie
La La La, ZZZ
House of Sin, ZZZ
Pussycat Meow, Deeelite
Barracuda, Rasputina
R-N-R, Rasputina
Sweet Georgia Brown, Grapelli/Grisman
Funky Good Times, Melvin Sparks
Hard Knock, Fabulous T-Birds
Got to Get out, Fabulous T-Birds
Rock Candy, Fabulous T-Birds
Blues is in the House, Reggie Wayne Morris
Boogie Man, Omar+the Howlers
I don’t Stutter, John McVey

September 14th …Same Time, Same Day

Feelin’ Free, Sukia
Actionist Respoke, Mouse on Mars
Do it, Mouse on Mars
Catching Butterflies w/my hands, MoM
Girl Faces, Gert Wilden
Dirty Boy, Gert Wilden
Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho, MMW
Whatever Happened to Gus, MMW
Bio-Tech, Tabla Beat Science
Genesis Sitar, Ravi Shankar
Untamed, Del McCoury Band
Po’ Black Maddie, North Missi. All Stars
Skinny Woman, RL Burnside
Bad Luck & Trouble, RL Burnside
I’m Ready, Magic Slim & the Teardrops
River Hop Mama, Charlie Musselwhite
Lotsa Poppa, Charlie Musselwhite
Good Time Baby, Gov. Davis & blues Ambassadors
Cold Strings, Gatemouth Brown
When you got a good Friend, Eric Clapton
Hell Hounds on my trail, Eric Clapton
Leaving Trunk, Derek Trucks
Organ Colossus, Ron Levy’s Wild Kingdom

SKY SAW

With over a decade’s worth of projects to his credit, Sky Saw is the latest of many eclectic endeavors for guitarist/composer/electric zither ace Core Redonnett. For close to ten years, he has held the principal zither position in the Boston production of Blue Man Group, giving him the opportunity to master a new and unusual instrument as well as the motivation to custom build one and write a new repertoire for it. A jazz composition degree from Berklee College of Music provided Core a springboard from which to explore a vast number of creative outlets. Experimental large ensemble works, jazz combos, guitar quartets, electronica, a full scale rock opera, and his long standing work with prog rockers Xixxo are among the projects for which he has written, produced, arranged, recorded, and performed. It was in fact through their four years together in Xixxo that Core’s musical relationship with Yuri Zbitnoff was formed. Since leaving that band, Yuri has pursued his interest in improvised jazz and rock through Lithiq’s celebrated jazz/electronica duo, Enuma Elish, as well as a constantly burgeoning set of other outlets that has included, among others, Raqib Hassan’s Interdimensional Science Research Orchestra, the free improv outfit Leap of Faith, and ambient dub metal scientists Teledubgnosis.

Lithiq 2005 release…Worth checking out….over and over……a Mr.G reccomended Album *****

GATEMOUTH BROWN

Following His Own Road

Brown is content to live out his days performing and spending time at home near the alligator-filled swamps outside Slidell, La. When he isn’t watching the History Channel, Animal Planet or cartoon oldies such as Tom & Jerry, he’s cruising in one of six beloved mint-condition vintage cars, including a 1976 Buick Riviera and a 1964 Lincoln Continental.

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, perhaps the most versatile of all blues-based musicians, died Saturday at age eighty-one of complications from lung cancer and heart disease. A longtime resident of Slidell, Louisiana, just outside New Orleans, the Blues Foundation Hall of Famer recently lost his home to Hurricane Katrina and had been preparing to relocate to Austin.
A multi-instrumentalist who played fiddle, mandolin, viola, drums, piano and harmonica in addition to guitar, Brown was a master of many genres: big-band blues, bop, country, Cajun, even calypso — what he called “American Music, Texas Style.” A youthful disciple of T-Bone Walker, Brown’s own ferocious, exceedingly confident style would inspire a wide cross-section of followers, from Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland to Stevie Ray Vaughn and Frank Zappa. “I’m so unorthodox,” he once said, “a lot of people can’t handle it.”
Brown was born April 18, 1924, in Vinton, Louisiana, and raised from infancy in Orange, Texas. He learned to play fiddle and guitar through his father, a railroad man and moonlighting musician who specialized in country and Cajun music. Brown earned his nickname in high school when a teacher accused him of having a “voice like a gate”; a brother, James “Widemouth” Brown, later had a brief recording career of his own. Brown played drums in a touring band before joining the Army. After the service, he found work as a guitar player in San Antonio and was soon brought to Houston by the nightclub owner Don Robey. As blues legend has it, Brown made $600 in tips in one night in 1947 at Robey’s club, the Peacock, while filling in for an ailing Walker.
During his long career, Brown was awarded several W.C. Handy honors as an instrumentalist, and he was a recipient of the Rhythm & Blues Foundation’s Pioneer Award and NARAS’ Heroes Award. In 1982 he won a Grammy for Alright Again!, a Rounder recording that featured covers of songs by T-Bone Walker and Albert Collins. A stint with Alligator Records yielded a duet with Michelle Shocked in 1992, and Verve paired Brown with a procession of admirers, including Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder and Leon Russell, for the 1996 duets album A Long Way Home. Brown’s last album, Timeless, was released a year ago on the Hightone label.

Gatemouth Brown Dies
Influential blues instrumentalist was eighty-one source:Rolling Stone Sept. 12,2005

Sept. 07…Mediocre at best

Kettle Whistle, Jane’s Addiction
Ringodom or Proctor, Head of Femur
Easy Street, Head of Femur
Domesticada, Mosquitos
Army’s on Extasy, Oysterhead
No War for Oil, Sam Kiniger
Dance the Devil Away, Outback
Dance for Impeachment, Taarka
Fresh Paint, Taarka
13.5, J.A. Granelli/Mr. Lucky
Queen Bee, Taj Mahal
Back to Family, Jethro Tull
Dead Shrimp Blues, Peter Green + the Splinter Group
They’re Red Hot, Peter Green + the Splinter Group
Rockin’ Boogie, Fleetwood Mac
Hungry Country Girl, Fleetwood Mac
Roots Woman, Corey Harris
The Things I used to do, S.R.V+ Double Trouble
Way We Met, Orchestra Morphine
Tormenta Blvd, Latin Playboys
Maki Madni, Derek Trucks Band
That’s the Way, Plant/Page

Sept. 3rd. Fillin’ in for Frank…

Crathadh ‘t’Aodaich, Mouth Music
Loyin’ Loyin’, Babatunde Olatunji
Dance of the Hunter’s Fire, Mickey Hart
Colonel Fraser, Jerry O’ Sullivan
Ti Citron, 3 Mustaphas 3
Spirit of the Forest, Baka Beyond
I go Ka, Ali Farka Toure/Taj Mahal
Water Drums 1, Baka Forest People
Ami Koita, Tounya Tigui
Passion, Ravi Shankar
Mbolo, Baba Maal
Modern Crusades, Enigma
BulletProof, Morcheeba
Doc Hannas Blues, Ned Evett/Franck Vigroux
Zona Mona, Bela Fleck/Flecktones
The Door, Keb Mo’
Loola Loo, Keb Mo’
Stand Up & be Strong, Keb Mo’
Big Mama’s Door, Alvin Youngblood Hart
My World is Round, Alvin Youngblood Hart
Nobody’s Fault but Mine, A. Y. Hart
Shootout on I-55, A.Y. Hart

AUG 31st : Songs For Anne Show.

Todays show is dedicated to Anne Caro.

Nickel Bag of Funk, Digable Planets
Touch Me, Supreme Beings of Leisure
Firefly, The Ebb & Flow
Cactus, David Bowie
…Gemini Spaceship, David Bowie
Pussywalk, Iggy Pop
Whole Lotta Love, Perry Farrell
Summertime Rolls, Perry Farrell
Tore up Over You,, Jerry Garcia Band
Magic Bus, The Who (live)
When I hold you in my Arms, Neil Young
Come Back, Treat her Right
11 0’Clock, Morphine
When the Levee Breaks, Leftover Salmon
Every Morning, Keb Mo’
Tell Everybody I know, Keb Mo’
Am I Wrong, Keb Mo’
Tell Mama, Janis Joplin
That’s All Right, Elvis Presley
Mystery Train, Elvis Presley
Shelter from the Storm, Bob Dylan

AUG. 24th. We know you’re LISTENING…

You Sexy Thing, Tom Tom Club
*Bees, Caribu
*Apache Chicken, Darediablo
*Batten Down the Hatches, Darediablo
Dance to the Music, the Clinton Administration
*Pills, Cat-A-Tac
Lenny, Soulive
*Day Number Two, The Sterns
*Just a Stain, The Sterns
*TK-421 Y RNT U AT Your Post, Herbalnation
*Is this the Real Thing, DJ Madsen/David Byrne
*Anyway You Work it, Digitata
Mule, Gov’t Mule
Going Down to Baghdad Blues, Walker T. Ryan
Corrinna, Walker T Ryan
Take a Walk W/Me, Jimmy Rogers
Whiskey Headed Woaman, Brewer Phillips
I Need Lovin’ Now, Terry Robb
Sugar Sweet, Terry Robb
Samson & Delilah, Blind Gary Davis
Let us get Together, Blind Gary Davis
There ain’t no Good Chaingang, Johnny Cash/Waylon Jennings
How Sweet it is?, Al Copley

August 18th….THE Why are they out there? Show.

Porch, Tiki Obmar *
The Path, Big Ass Truck
Theme From, Big Ass Truck
Long Hair, Little Barrie*
Move on so Easy, Little Barrie*
Something 4 the Weekend, Super Furry Animals*
Play it Cool, Super Furry Animals*
Kill City, Iggy Pop&John Williamson R
Consolation Prizes, Iggy Pop& John Williamson R
Crunchy, Blues Explosion*
Help These Blues, Blues Explosion*
Agni, Tom Rossi*
Matchless Man, Adrian Belew*
Air, Mofro
Strange Train, Cosmic Farm*
Weirdo Dub, Soul Coughing
Reno, Bruce Springsteen
Waiting for the Man, Velvet Underground R
The Neighborhood, Los Lobos*
Psychotic Reaction, Michael Powers*
Mr. Coolberg, David Grisman
Bad Reputation, Joan Jett
Light of Day, Joan Jett

R= Request *=new release

Nick Moss & the Flip Tops: Sadie Mae

Sadie Mae – the new album of Nick Moss & the Flip Tops – is certainly one of the finest Blues events of this summer. 75 minutes of open-mouthed listening. With more evidence than ever Nick Moss demonstrates how contemporary may sound the tradition-based Chicago Blues. More than that – though, in the liner note, he affirms not to be “trying to take blues to the next level”, – he does take the real, authentic Blues up to the level of classical music, where the words “old” and “new”, “now” and “then” loose their sense in the face of an everlasting beauty. A not to miss album for all Blues lovers. Even more for those who aren’t – these 75 minutes will make them change their mind. Don’t miss out. Flip the top down and let the wind blow there blues through your hair.

Blue Bella 2005 ****

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

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