And That Kitchen Sink

The first part of the proGram had a little bit of this and summa that:

Road Trip- Eileen Ivers
Landslide- Jake Shimabukuro Trio Ft. Rachel James

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I Sing Just To Know That I’m Alive- Nina Simone
Mercedes Benz- Robin McKelle

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Give Me The Keys To Your Heart- Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion
greenarrowradio promo- Mary Jo Curry
We All Had a Real Good Time- The Mary Jo Curry Band Ft. Albert Castiglia
Money Talks- Tas Cru
Stay With Me Tonight- Bernard Allison (live)
Backdoor Man- Bernard Allison (live)

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Heroin Again- Drive By Truckers
Aquarius- Jack Ellister
The Story- Starling Planet
Everybody Wants Some More- The Lemon Clocks
Worlds Within Worlds- Dave Buckley and The Watchwood

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Guttermilk- The Bobby Lees
Coin- The Bobby Lees

Raise The Spirit With Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble has been “breaking the habits of boredom and pushing beyond nostalgia into the present” for 47 years. Their music fuses traditional African rhythmic and melodic sensibilities with popular African American musical expression and the array of instrumentation endows their music with a warm textural richness and depth. Within a framework of organic, understated compositions, the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble imparts an ancestral wisdom and conjures an energy and spark rarely encountered in contemporary music. In 1976, Kahil El’Zabar, having just graduated from the school of Chicago’s legendary Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, teamed up with tenor saxophonist and Edward Wilkerson, Jr. Wilkerson has been called “one of the most thoughtful minds in modern experimental music,” and is himself the leader of the premier Windy City octet Eight Bold Souls and big band Shadow Vignettes. Kahil El’Zabar is an accomplished trap drummer, having worked with acclaimed soul, blues and R&B artists Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, and jazz greats from Cannonball Adderely to David Murray, he is also a virtuostic kalimba player, master of Mandingo-style earth drum, balaphonist, flautist and vocalist. Over the now 47 years of traveling the world and sharing a uniting vibe, the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble has a trio of musicians that sets a new standard. With the incredible Corey Wilkes on trumpet and Detroit’s own baritone saxophonists, Alex Harding rounding out the group, the fabric of this spiritual afro-futuristic jazz outfit is just starting to warm us up.

I had the chance to catch up with Kahil El’Zabar ahead of the February 29th event here in Madison at Cafe Coda. We get into the players and how they work toGether to create moments where a spark in time in which heightened sensibility & a higher consciousness can be universally shared. We dissect a track off the groups 2019 release “Be Known Ancient/Future/Music”, and how someone like a Mr. Roy Hargrove (RIP) transcended the music and humans scene. As we sit here in 2020, we don;t have to look to hard it seems to find reasons to heal, or send healing vibes….on the day I spoke with Kahil, the EHE had just played a show at Artlore Studio in Eerie, PA which is a venue of our friend Stephen, whose family just went through a tragic situation and their spirits definitely needed to be raised.

Snow Blinds

The final portion of this week’s proGram made sure we didn’t forget that season come and go and we just need to be able to roll with the changes:

Can’t Keep- Dennis Brown Ft. Damian Marley
Wash Dem Away- Dennis Brown Ft. Agent Sasco
Toque- Victor Rice
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Bongadashi- The Hempolics
greenarrowradio promo- MC ZULU
Black Prosperity- MC ZULU
Hand Of God- Sa Roc

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Cue Synthesizer- Destroyer
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Italian Shuffle / Flip Flop & Fly Medley- Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues Ft. Sam Lay
***pre-recorded conversation with Corky Siegel***
Galloping Horses- Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues Ft. Chihsuan Yang & Matthew Santos
I’ll Fly Away- Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues Ft. Bruce Roper, Deb Lader & Sue Demel
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Corpocontinente- Céu
The First Game- Vedan Kolod
The Second Game- Vedan Kolod

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Koto- Antibalas

Closer Looks

The second piece to this week’s proGram took the magnifying glass out to see what is sometimes there but hidden from the view of you:

Texas Drums Pt I & II- Pottery
Lately In Another Time- Loving
Nightmare Forever- Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band

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Broken and Glazed- The Mommyheads
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The Whole- Post Animal
Damaged Goods- Post Animal

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Young Love- Snack Cat
Go My Heart, Go To Heaven- Shabaka and the Ancestors

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Slim Pickings- Izo FitzRoy
Anakanafauna (Nathan Womax Remix)- Select Level
Perfect Fifth- HILA Ft. Jon Goode & Areni Agbabian
Meneate pa’ mi- Sotomayor
In My Soul- Faizal Mostrixx & Karun
Little Threads- POLIÇA

Bottom Spot

The first piece of this week’s proGram might prompt someone to grab a comfortable spot to take a break once in a while.

On The Line- Steve Marino
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Babies In Cages- Drive-By Truckers
The Early Morn- Brother Dege
Cry Over Nothing- The Wood Brothers
Labels’ All Mine- Jangling Sparrows

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Nothin’ Is Easy- The Mary Jo Curry Band
Feels Kinda Funny- Bernard Allison (live)
Blues I Can’t Use- Harper and Midwest Kind Ft. Paul Nelson

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Blood In The Water- Kendell Marvel
***pre-recorded conversation with Kendell Marvel***
Cadillac’n- Kendell Marvel
If You know What’s Good For Me- Kendell Marvel

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Omotola- Head For The Hills
It’s For Fun (That’s All We’re Living For)- The Forty Nineteens
Saw Lightning- Beck

The Many Sides of Corky Siegel

Corky Siegel is known internationally as one of the world’s great blues harmonica players, and is a celebrated composer, blues pianist, singer, songwriter, band leader and author. Corky’s professional music career began when he founded the now legendary Siegel-Schwall Band in Chicago in 1964 with guitarist Jim Schwall. The group was a major component of the young generation of white blues artists—also including Paul Butterfield, Charlie Musselwhite, Harvey Mandel, Barry Goldberg, Nick Gravenites and Michael Bloomfield—who learned the historic Chicago blues style at the feet and hands of such towering figures as Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy and Sam Lay. In 1965, Corky was 21 and still in college. He and Jim Schwall, unintentionally landed their first regular gig across the tracks on the South Side of Chicago. They were hired to perform from 9 PM till 4 AM, every Thursday at Pepper’s Lounge (not knowing it was ‘ground zero’ for founders of Chicago Blues). What a surprise, to say the least, when Muddy Waters showed up and hopped on stage with them, followed by Howlin’ Wolf, James Cotton, and all the blues masters. Night after night they would come and sit in. , he is credited with moving the blues from smokey clubs onto the classical symphony concert stage and obliterating musical categorization in the process. One of his many projects is the Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues, with the West End String Quartet, and Kalyan “Johnny Bongo” Pathak virtuoso on world percussion, blends classical and blues styles in a chamber music setting. This ground breaking innovative sound has earned tremendous acclaim throughout the country and continues to open new doors for classical and blues/jazz listeners alike. He is credited with moving the blues from smokey clubs onto the classical symphony concert stage and obliterating musical categorization in the process.

I had the honor of catching up with this amazing legend of genre busting ahead of the 2/22 show at The North Street Cabaret when he teams up with friend of the proGram, Mr. Ernie Watts on saxophone and Kalyan “Johnny Bongo” Pathak on world percussion and tabla. Corky walks us down the timeline of getting to this point in his career, from Hair and Joni Mitchell to those legends of the Chicago blues scene and all the orchestras/symphonies he has been working with and crossing boundaries to create the newness in sounds. We discuss how this trio got together to come before us in a live setting and how he met up with Mr. Watts (Corky goes a little deeper into that first encounter than Ernie did). While all his amazing outcomes seems like a heap of work, Corky reminds us, as Ernie did, that the centerpiece to creation is the fun that making music together brings everyone, from the audience to the players, we will be treated to a unique, once in a moment time. Which I feel our conversation also turned out to be.

Solid Gold Sounds With Kendell Marvel

Kendell Marvel wrote and recorded his new album, “Solid Gold Sounds”, in a matter of days, but it took a lifetime in Country music to get there. Mr. Marvel and The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach co-wrote nine of the album’s 10 songs, drawing on the country sounds of the ‘70s as well as Marvel’s own experiences. Their songwriting collaborators include country legend John Anderson on the album’s first track, “Hard Time With the Truth.” A native of Southern Illinois, Marvel moved to Nashville at 28, shifting his goal of being an artist to raising his family while working as a songwriter. Marvel’s writing credits include Gary Allan’s “Right Where I Need to Be” and Chris Stapleton’s Grammy-winning single, “Either Way.” Brothers Osborne, Jamey Johnson, Jake Owen, Blake Shelton, George Strait, and Lee Ann Womack have also cut his songs.

I had the opportunity to catch up with Kendell ahead of his February 19th show in Madison at the High Noon Saloon. We talk about coming out on tour with these songs and the many he had written over the years for others and how they piece toGether to form a lively show for the concert-goers. We dissect a couple of the tunes off the newest release and how they come to fruition. We even find out, which beer is his choice when heading back to Madison, so let’s make sure his glass stays full. If you have not heard his name before….you’ll be surprised to learn just how many of his songs (that others have put their names on) that you may already know and enjoy, that he has been a part of.

Up Or Down

The final portion of the proGram knew it was only a matter of which way you were listening to it:

Embryo- Jonathan NG
Rockhouse Pt 1 & 2- Jonathan NG
Everybody Wants to Rule the World- Massimo Biolcati Ft. Dayna Stephens/Sam Yahel/Jongkuk Kim

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Prelude- Justin Varnes Ft. Nick Rosen/Kevin Smith/Mark Rapp/Luke Weathington/John Sandfort
Tout le monde aime la France- Justin Varnes Ft. Nick Rosen/Kevin Smith/John Sandfort/Mark Rapp/Luke Weathington
Let Your Mind Be Free- Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra Ft. Roderick Paulin/TJ Norris/Scott Frock

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2AM Thoughts- Jenova 7
Lonely Planet- Jenova 7
Spiral Beats- Pigeondust
B – Boy Blues (Long Version)- Pigeondust

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Spirits Alone- Doctor Fluorscent
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Lebanese Blonde- Thievery Corporation Ft. Elin Melgarejo
Rebirth- Naneum
Me Then You- Peppermoth

Black And White or White With Black

The middle portion of this week’s proGramming understands that t here are several ways to look at it all:

Hammer Head- Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & Wynton Marsalis Ft. Wayne Shorter (live)
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Kiev- Aaron Stroessner Quartet
There And Back- Aaron Stroessner Quartet
Woke- Bobby Previte/Jamie Saft/Nels Cline

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Mirangula (interlude)- Giorgi Mikadze
Dumba Damba- Giorgi Mikadze
Shedzakhili (Interlude)- Giorgi Mikadze

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Oshohbo- Adam Rudolph & Ralph Jones
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The Good Life- Pat Metheny/Ernie Watts/Charlie Haden (live Japan, 1998)
**pre-recorded conversation with Mr. Ernie Watts**
Hold On- Ernie Watts
Waiting On a Friend- The Rolling Stones Ft. Mr. Ernie Watts (live, Hampton Coliseum 1981)

The Shape Of Shadowing

The first piece to this week’s proGram took not only the color but the shape of the shadows into deep consideration:

The Village Revisited- Chicago Farmer
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Stir me Up- Sarah Morris
Wake Up, We’re In Love- Eric Brace & Last Train Home
Meet Me Half Way- Bernard Allison (live)

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Shookie Shake- Tas Cru
All My Dues Are Paid- Frank Bey

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Say You Will- Marcus King
Carolyn- Jangling Sparrows

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4 Ever- Sal’s Greenhouse
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For Ma- Warren Wolf
Warna- Joey Alexander
Only You- Ted Poor Ft. Andrew D’Angelo

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Rosa Introduces MLK- Christian McBride
A View from the Mountaintop- Christian Mcbride

Talking Musical Dialects With Mr. Ernie Watts

Two-time Grammy Award winner Ernie Watts is one of the most versatile & prolific saxophone players in music. It has been more than 50 years since he first picked up a saxophone, and from age 16 on he has been playing professionally, initially while still attending school. Mr. Watts has been featured on over 500 recordings by artists ranging from Cannonball Adderley to Frank Zappa, always exhibiting his unforgettable trademark sound. During the 1970s & ’80s, he was immersed in the busy production scene of Los Angeles. His signature sound was heard on countless TV shows and movie scores, almost all the early West Coast Motown sessions, and with pop stars such as Aretha Franklin and Steely Dan. Though the pop music genre placed narrow confines on his performance, the studio sessions allowed for the chance to constantly hone and refine his tone. After years in the studios, the passion for acoustic jazz never left him. At the end of a long day of sessions, he could frequently be heard playing fiery jazz in late-night clubs around Los Angeles. The eclectic mix of career activities has included work with vocalist Kurt Elling in a tribute to Johnny Hartman and John Coltrane, “Dedicated To You”, which won Elling his first Grammy Award, and concerts with the WDR Big Band Cologne in Germany, the Croatian Radio Television Jazz Orchestra in Zagreb and the National Radio Band of Slovenia. There’s also some fantastic evidence of him making great rock-N-roll grooves with The Rolling Stones. A typical year can find him touring Europe with his own European Quartet in spring and fall, and working as a feature artist with other artists he admires. One of these has been iconic South Indian violinist Dr. L Subramaniam, fusing Western classical music, jazz, Middle Eastern and Asian themes with Carnatic Indian tradition. He appears on the artist’s recording project “Beyond Borders,” which also features Herbie Hancock. Mr. Watts also starting to play with Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues, an amazing amalgam of blues harmonica, a tabla player, and a string quartet. The evocative voice of the Watts saxophone fits right in!

I had the honor of catching up with Mr. Watts ahead of the 2/22 event at the North Street Cabaret where he is featured artist in the Corky Siegel Trio along with tabla world percussion virtuoso, Kalyan Pathak. We talk about the energy that will be shared in at this event, the musical languages that connect us all and how he and Corky got to become fast friends. Mr. Watts is one of those artists that as you keep on digging, the amazements he has been a part of are overwhelming. Take a listen.

Looking Sharp

The final portion of the proGram had it’s teeth sharpened and ready to cut into it:

Aleppo- Bassel & the Supernaturals
Chant Rastafari- Benny Culture Ft. Singie Shante
Vineyard- Benny Culture Ft. Singie Shante
The Whip- Victor Rice

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In The key Of Joy- Sergio Mendes Ft. Buddy
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Alma del Sur- Aleks Di Roma
El Ucraniano- Aleks Di Roma Ft. Jose Conde
The Spy- Dave Soldier

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Ventana Espacial- Filip y Woppe
Nioblv- Bahía de Ascenso
BB Bounce- Bahía de Ascenso
Phoenix- Aaron Lebos Reality

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The Foundation- Nicolas Godin Ft. Cola Boyy
In Women Colour- Haviah Mighty

Perfect Light Up

The middle potion of the proGram had just the right kind of shine overhead:

Babyman- Circles Around The Sun
Falling fast- Greg Dayton
Slay Me- Greg Dayton Ft. Clayton Bryant

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Louisiana Strut- J&B Kings
Hey Hey- Beat Bronco Organ Trio Ft. Alberto Palacios Anaut
The Tip Off- The Phil Wilkinson Set

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Opening Titles- The Sorcerers
Treasured Sacrament- The Sorcerers

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Percy Thrills, the Moondog- Turkuaz
***pre-recorded conversation with Dave Brandwein of Turkuaz***
Tiptoe Through the Crypto- Turkuaz
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Boom!- Dr. Rubberfunk Ft. John Turrell
Steppin’ In- Dr. Rubberfunk

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Dreaming Again (One Step Beyond)- Jenova 7
Bus Fare- Jenova 7
Grow Mentally- Jenova 7

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Get The Money- Coolangatta

Facing Shadows

The first portion of the proGram had found the best place to find both sides of the situation:

Rain & Snow- The Del McCoury Band (live, Bonaroo 2002)
Heart Breaks- The Flyin’ A’s
Mother Nature’s Daughter- Chicago Farmer
Highway Jawn- Jangling Sparrows

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Sleepy Eyes- Eric Brace & Last Train Home
Sweet Rain- Bill Sibley
Barefoot Boogie- Bill Sibley

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Late Night Train- Tom The Suit Forst
Turn It Up- Marcus King

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Getting Better(otherwise)- The Aubreys & The Turning
Ouroboros- Dani Miller & The Turning
I Don’t Know- Alison Mosshart

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Slapback- Squirrel Flower
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Stephane Wrembel La Monouche- Stephane Wrembel

Remaining In The Light With Turkuaz

Balancing male-female harmonies, strutting guitars, wild horn arrangements, and interminable grooves, a spirit takes shape on stage nightly for Turkuaz via larger-than-life performances. Among numerous critical plaudits, The New Yorker claimed, “[Turkuaz] delivers horn-filled funk incorporating elements of R&B, psychedelic pop, gospel, Afro-pop, New Wave, classic rock, and just about any genre that gets people dancing.” The Brooklyn-based nonet—Dave Brandwein [guitar, vocals], Taylor Shell [bass], Craig Brodhead [guitar, keys], Michelangelo Carubba [drums], Chris Brouwers [trumpet, keys], Greg Sanderson [tenor sax], Josh Schwartz [baritone sax, vocals], Sammi Garett [vocals], and Shira Elias [vocals]—ignite an explosion of energy punctuated by neon hues, deft musicality, and show-stopping singalongs on their newest EP, Kuadrochrome. Touring incessantly in support of four full-length studio albums, EPs and live releases, they’ve lit up stages everywhere from Bonnaroo, Hulaween, Okeechobee, Electric Forest, and Mountain Jam to Telluride Jazz, High Sierra, and Lock’n, in between gracing stages at legendary spots such as Red Rocks, Terminal 5, and The Fillmore, to name a few. Since emerging in 2011 with their self-titled debut, the group have quietly animated a movement.

I had the opportunity to catch up with Dave Brandwein of Turkuaz ahead of their 1/30 event at the High Noon Saloon with friend of the program, Neal Francis. Dave and I get into the band’s good time mission statement and how they are way more than a party band. We dive into some recent events that are eye and ear openers including their recent time on Jame Cruise. We talk about some memorable artists form that trip as well as some once in a lifetime moments Turkuaz was a part of while out a sea. We talk about the process of taking the sound of a live event and how it translates into a recording session and making records as a band. One of the events coming up for the band is working with one of the member of Talking Heads, so we hear about what that should be all about and Dave shares a couple of artists he would surround one of Turkuaz’ new tunes with if building a set-list of artists from the now of things. Look no further than this band of colorful talents if you are seeking a good time, a stress relief and did I mention a good time??

The Gaze Lines

The extra portion of the proGram had jazz on it’s radar and it went through the line of sight to get to the colors created in ears:

Intermezzo- Omar Sosa & Adam Rudolph
Trace of Burning Stars- Adam Rudolph & Omar Sosa
Pulsar Part 1- Adam Rudolph Go Organic Orchestra
Pulsar Part 4- Adam Rudolph Go Organic Orchestra
Magnetic Fields Of Mind- Adam Rudolph Go Organic Orchestra
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The Man Who Fixes Anything- Frantic Chant
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The Blues House- John Bailey
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Sister Rosa- Christian McBride
Malcolm Introduces Ali- Christian McBride
Ali Speaks- Christian McBride
Rumble In The Jungle- Christian McBride

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Lynx- Yelena Eckemoff Ft. Arild Andersen, Jon Christensen & Thomas Strønen
Addicted Love- Maceo Parker

Ice Hole

The third portion of the proGram didn’t fish, but easily found enough ice holes around here to feed an administration:

Black River Crisis- The Pulsations
Black Qualls- Thundercat Ft. Steve Lacy & Steve Arrington
Coral- Ephemerals
Summoning the Monkey God- The Sorcerers

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Santa Monica Blues- Jenova 7
Music Is…- Jenova 7
Double Crossed Lovers- Jenova 7
Mind Up- J Felix Ft. Andrew Ashong
In Sunny G- Werkha

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Nervelevers- Squarepusher
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Vitamin D Deficiency- Blockhead
Power Is Taken- Moby
I Know You See Me- Kassa Overall Ft. J. Hoard and Melanie Charles

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The Ring- Victor Rice
The Harder They Come- Joe Strummer & The Long Beach Dub All Stars
Kyre Mwen- David Walters
Miami Spice- Aleks Di Roma

Red Shrimp Delighted

The second piece of the proGram added a little color to the shrimp collection. We red the water up just right:

Let’s Boot and Rally- Iggy Pop w/Bethany Cosentino
Boys in Black- L7
Highway To Hell- Nashville Pussy
Wichita- Scrunchies
Fine Grind- Scrunchies

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Baby, You’re a Rich Man- Wooden Wand
Love You Too- Cornershop
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Locomotive Breath- Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade (Live, Bonaroo 2002)
Money Honey- Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders (Live, 1/23/1973 The Boarding House S.F.)
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The Joker- Spearhead
Smoke Em- Fun Lovin’ Criminals
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I Can Change Your Mind- The James Hunter Six
***Pre-recorded conversation with Neal Francis***
Don’t Call Me No More- Neal Francis
Bubba Slide- Turkuaz

Ghost Shrimp In The Tank

The first portion of the proGram had an addition to the environment….with requests:

Love Is Love- Jackson Browne
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Oh, Sweet Beacon- Casey Reid
Volcano- Kristo
All In One Place- Chicago Farmer
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Oh Me, Oh My!- Flyway
Rolling Stoned- Bart Budwig Ft. John Craigie
What Am I Gonna Do Without You- Eric Brace & Last Train Home
Keep You Satisfied- Chris Shutters w/Jimmy Burns
Hateful- Harper and Midwest Kind

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Crazy Ass You- Bill Sibley
Going Down- Pierce Dipner and the Shades of Blue
Into The Night- Travellin’ Blue Kings

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Ca’Purange- Oliver Sain
One Thing Every Day- Frank Bey
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Birmingham- G Love & Special Sauce Ft. Robert Randolph & Keb’ Mo
Cold Wind Blows- Greg Dayton

Where Changes Have Led Neal Francis

Liberated from a self-destructive past and born anew in sobriety, Neal Francis has captured an inspired collection of songs steeped in New Orleans rhythms, Chicago blues, and early 70s rock n’ roll. His music evokes a bygone era of R&B’s heyday while simultaneously forging a new path on the musical landscape. Ohio-based Karma Chief Records (a subsidiary of rising soul label Colemine Records) released a full LP Changes on September 20, 2019. There is a deep connection between Neal’s childhood, his obsession with boogie woogie piano, his father’s gift of a dusty Dr. John LP, and the songs he’s created. The result is an astonishing collection of material without parallel in the contemporary funk and soul scene. When you listen, you’ll hear AND feel it. While he pays tribute to the masters, he has his own story to tell. The piano prodigy found himself touring Europe by the age of 18 with Muddy Waters’ son and backing up other prominent blues artists coast-to-coast. In 2012, he joined popular instrumental funk band The Heard. With Francis at the creative helm, The Heard transformed into a national act, touring with boogaloo progenitors The New Mastersounds and chart toppers The Revivalists and appearing at Jazz Fest and Bear Creek. As The Heard’s star rose, however, Neal sunk deeper into addiction. Once a promising sideman, by 2015 he had been fired from his band, evicted from his apartment, and was perilously close to self-destruction. The journey from a hospital bed to launching his solo career was neither predictable nor straightforward. There were musical fits and starts, relapses, and broken relationships. Yet the overwhelming passion driving Neal in this second act has been an abundance of creative energy. Determined to realize the songs swirling in his head, he assembled a crack team of musicians, calling on bassist Mike Starr (The Heard) and drummer PJ Howard (The Revivalists, The Heard). He linked up with producer and analog-obsessive Sergio Rios (Orgone, Cee Lo Green, Alicia Keys) and self-funded a trip to Killion Sound in Los Angeles to record the initial batch of material. Neal finished recording basic tracks for Changes in Los Angeles in February of 2018 and spent the following months doing overdubs in Chicago with engineer Mike Novak (who also recorded demos for the project). Soon after he began his touring career.

I had a chance to re-connect with friend of the proGram Neal Francis ahead of the January 30th show at the High Noon Saloon along with those colorful groovemasters, Turkuaz. Neal and I talk about all that has been happening since last we spoke on the record. He has been touring heavy on the back of the Changes release, and it’s some of the artists he is pairing up with that shows his musics flexibility, relatability and the handshake it solidifies with gratitude. We get into a new track that’s out today, what the future looks like with other “new to you” music and fellow artists on the mighty Colemine Records. I am thinking you must be ready to get yourself a taste of some Midwest soul, so check out what Neal is up to in a area near you.

Photo by Liina Raud