with a Ben & a Catherine

Had some young friends in the studio today. The young one, Ben was a natural on the mic, while the elder Catherine counted down the minutes until something cool would happen. :-) I want to thank Jeff Moiser for calling in and being a guest on the show today. We talked about the new project and album of The Mosier Bothers, a feast of friends and the belief in music as an identity worthy of being believed in.

Mary don’t you Weep- Swan Silvertones
Police Dog Blues- Billy Bright & Wayne CHOJO Jacques
Rooftop Action- Tito & Trantula
Cojones- Cuban Cowboys
Queria- Bossacucanova
Outra Insensate, Poe!- Tom Ze w/David Byrne
Ma Ma FC- Vincent Segal w/Ballake Sissoko
Souba Souba- Vieux Farka Toure
Fulani Coochie Man- Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara
Chameaux- Ludovico Einaudi (live)
Yurumei- Aurelio
Olufela- Kayode Olajide
Land of Fire- Mohammed Alidu & the Bizung Family
Hambone- East Village Community School
We Wish you a Merry Christmas- Jacob Miller

Me Name is Jr Gong- Damian Marley
6AM- Roots of Creation (live)
the Nod- Fat Freddy’s Drop (live)

Scoring Position- Steez
Pariah- Lubriphonic
Jump Up, Turn Around, Popcorn!- Big Pimp Jones
Body & Mind- Frank Mitchell Jr
Trouble in the Land- Charles Bradley
Going to the Shack- Syl Johnson
Come Together- Syl Johnson

It’s Hard to Believe- Eric Lindell
Borrowed Feet- Assembly of Dust w/John Scofield
Sue from Bogalusa- 7 Walkers
Old Dangerfield- the Mosier Brothers

**On Air Conversation with Jeff Mosier**
Any Mother Nature Would- the Mosier Brothers
Run Run Rudolph- Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
Radio- Hindi Zahra
Sing- Black Dub
Wide- Reds and Blue

Live Awake- Karen Gibson Roc
Chocolate- Pacifika (Waterpark Remix)
Aguilas & Cobras- Brownout (Afrolicious Remix)
Apples- Delhi to Dublin
Fine Corinthian Leather- Velella Velella
Havana 2AM- Thomas Blondet

the Game Needed me- Minus the Bear (Dalek Remix)

Cook Thru—Fork In

Breathe- Willy Porter (live)
Tropicana- Chuck E. Weiss
Lucky Lucky- Eric Lindell
Pasta on the Mountain- Leftover Salmon
Sinceritox- Tim Reynolds
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl-Hot Tuna w/Bob Weir (live)
You & Me- Neil Young
Tea & Cree Talking- Ghostkeeper
Superbird- Country Joe & the Fish
Dupree’s Diamond Blues- the Waybacks (live)
IOU1- Superfrog
Riff- Soft Machine

Peace & Glory- Jamie McLean
You Me & Everything- Blues Traveler
Space Age Blues- Devon Allman’s Honeytribe
Orangutan- Charlie Wooton Project

Maybe this Time- the Derek Trucks Band
On Fire- JJ Grey & Mofro
Crazy- Sirsy
Don’t Let it go- Bo Diddley
Galaxy 500- Rev. Horton Heat
Don’t Look Back- Them
the Woodchuck- the Mannish Boys
Baby, Let me Hold your Hand- Davis Coen
Since I fell in Love with you-Albert Castiglia
Tumblin’ Down- Leroy Powell & the Messengers
Where the Blues Begin= Buddy Guy w/Carlos Santana

Love Stands Time- Cashman
Vertical Desert- Chris Whitley

Morning Toast

Here’s a morning toast….butter or jelly?

One More- 30db
Roughing it Smoothly- Hot Club Sandwich
Samsara- the Contribution

Harder Faster- Hillbilly Hellcats
Why me, Lord- Ray Charles w/Johnny Cash
Nightshade- the Subdudes
People got to be Free- Keb Mo
C’est Noye- Victoria Vox/melaniejane
Mistress of the Devil- Ruby James
Love & Affection- Joan Armatrading (live)
Power to the People- Eric Burdon & Billy Preston
Me & Jesus-Clarence Fountain, Sam Butler & the Boys
Free at Last- the Blind Boys of Alabama
Have Some Fun- Mama Roo
Door Poppin’- Paul Sanchez
Hurtin’ for it- the Radiators
the Long Weekend- Chainsaw Dupont
Swamp Stomp- Sonny Landreth

Youth Concert Program

Had the pleasure of bringing a group of students to the Overture Hall for the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s “Getting Motif-ated” with Classical Music’s Greatest Hits. It was a lovely performance with different members of the orchestra discussing and showing examples of the different kinds of instruments. The house was almost filled to its 2200 person capacity with three different shows for the school districts. We were honored to see 11 year old Miss Isabella Wu play the Symphony’s show grand piano during the Mendelssohn piece. Here is the list of hits:

Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G Major, BWV 1048–I. Allegro by J.S. Bach
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV 550–I. Molto allegro by W.A. Mozart
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67–I. Allegro con brio by Beethoven
Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25–III. Allegro con brio by Mendelssohn
Rakoczy March from Damnation of Faust, Op. 24 by Berlioz
Shaker Melody from Appalachian Spring by Copeland
William Tell: Overture by Rossini

Soul Spackle

I want to thank J.C. Brooks of J.C. Brooks and the Uptown Sound for being a part of today’s show. They’ll be rockNsoulin’ at the Frequency tonight. I also want to acknowledge good friend Mr. Skeebo Knight on his day of birth, one more time around the sun my friend. The show had a different feel, like warm water on a cold day under naked feet at a spot on a beach you never met before….

Blank Generation- Richard Hell
Carol of the Bells- Dan Hick & the Hot Licks
Living Proof- Buddy Guy
Don’t Fret- Eric Lindell
Man in the Chair in the Sky- the Moiser Brothers
Hug- Tim Renyolds

Smoke on the Water- KJ Denhart
You Don’t Know me at all- Bettye LaVette
Modest Mouse- Geri X
Can’t Shake it- Kate Miller Heidke

Beautiful-the Electric FT Yarah Bravo(Italian Suonho Boogie Mix)
Put Em Up- Ancient Astronauts (Instrumental)
Chocolate- Pacifika (Adrian Quesada Remix)
This Land- Sounds from the Ground
Make your Move- Thunderball

Herb is Burning- Method of Defiance
You don’t Know how it Feels- Roots of Creation (live)

So Much Thing to say- Rita Marley
Girls Night Out- the Marley Girls
Cold Box- Caracol
How Could you do it- Henry Gray
Lance Chance Lounge- Chainsaw Dupont

Recipe- G Love & Special Sauce
Harvey- Actual Proof
Honey Burger’s Grill (New Mix)- Skeebo Knight
Trouser Snakes- Steez
Banana Jam- The Apples feat Fred Wesley

In my Life- Soulive
Testify- the Isley Brothers ft Jimi Hendrix
First you Cry- Percy Sledge & the Aces Band
Golden Rule- Charles Bradley
Come on and Sock it to me- Syl Johnson
Get it Together- J.C. Brooks & the Uptown Sound
To Love Someone….-J.C. Brooks & the Uptown Sound

Go to That Place- Chico Mann
Patrol Patrol- Dark Party

**On air Chat with J.C. Brooks and the Uptown Sound**
Radio- Tabi Bonney feat Curren$y
I Wanna be W/U- Lyrics Born w/Lateef

With a slice on the side

Sound slice today…pieces of now and then…..Thanks to Nicole from Mr. Gnome for calling in and chatting up tonight’s show at the Frequency. Maybe try one with everything on it!

Total Destruction of your Mind- Swamp Dogg
Don’t Think Twice..- Ramblin’ Jack Elliott (live)
Words, Names, Faces- Jeannie C. Riley
Brand New Key- Rasputina
Skanky- Buddy Guy
I’m Ready- Devon Allman’s Honeytribe

Come Back and Help me- Gregg Allman
Thelonius Beck- Gov’t Mule
-Diane Durrett (live)
Nothing like a Hundred Miles- the Moiser Brothers
Shenandoah Breakdown- the String Cheese Incident (live)
My World- Randall Bramblett/Geoff Achison & Friends (live)

Cook for you- Twinemen (live)
Potion- Morphine
Scratch my Back- Omar Coleman
C’mon Cat- Chainsaw Dupont

That’s Why- Syl Johnson
Get Ready- Syl Johnson
No Time for Dreaming- Charles Bradley
Grimmin’- the Jive Turkeys

Love on the Run- Galactic
Help!- Soulive
Ontario Boogaloo- Groovesession

Get N’it- Melvin Sparks Band
Peace Plan- Mojo Mancini
Escape to Jekyll Island- Skeebo Knight
Drop a Dime- Charlie Hunter Trio
Mr. Tanaka- the Brand New Heavies
Ultralight- Fourplay
Shade of Blue- Incognito w/Maysa
Searider Falcon- Mr. Gnome
**On air conversation w/Nicole of Mr. Gnome**
Plastic Shadow- Mr. Gnome
Calounek- Uz Jsme Doma
Flippin’ it On- Thunderball
We Live by the Beat- Lyrics Born
the Man who Spoke in Flames- Kababjak
Subdub’in- Sounds from the Ground
The Putney- Butch Cassidy Sound System
Salvation- Method of Defiance

Arm your Soul- Julian Marley
Sunny Innocents- Taj Weekes & Adowa
August Day Song- Bebel Gilberto (live)
The Cleansing in the Dance of the Sad- Kelly Roberti
ChromeRocker- Exploding Star Orchestra

Like the Bark on a Tree

I hope the sounds of today’s show covered you from time to time and allowed your branches to grow and your leaves to fall.

First Breath in a Bean Field-Richard Leo Johnson/Gregg Bendian
Tokyo After Midnight- Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra
NYC- Steve Earle
Messin’ w/the Kid-Junior Wells & the Aces (live)
National Ransom- Elvis Costello
Somebody Stole my Santa Claus Suit-Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks

Fresh Street- Zach Deputy
Stepping Stones- G Love and Special Sauce
Destination Dogfood- Weird War
Sex & Death- the Reptile Palace Orchestra
Lancaster Gate- Enter The Haggis (live)
Kapka- Uz Jsme Doma
Cette Fille La- Shettah et Les Weissmuller

Sing- Black Dub
Love’s Gonna Bite you Back- Ray Charles
Sir Duke- Devon Allman’s Honeytribe
Ted Dancin’- GrooveSession
Luckie Street Jam-the String Cheese Incident
The Devil’s Dance- Cuban Cowboys
Cuando el Dia se Acaba- Depedro
3am- the pickPocket Ensemble

Surelere- Duro Ikujenyo
Beleke- Fatai Rolling Dollar
Duppy Train- Dubcheck w/Josh Roseman
No Justice- Method of Defiance
Hotel California- Majek Fashek
Janjaweed- Taj Weekes & Adowa
End of Time- Christopher Ellis & Stephen Marley
I Chase the Devil- Max Romeo
Blind Lights- Kabanjak

Monk’s Dream- Mike Clark
Worry Later- the Microscopic Septet

Coast to Coast- Sokoband
Misty Mountain Hop- Michael Bellar as is Ensemble
the Sensation of Seeing Light- JFJO
Just Sit- Mojo Mancini w/Jack Hirschman
So What- Q Orchestra

Mentirosos- Chico Mann
Pillz- Lyrics Born w.the Gift of Gab
Always- Zion I
Falling- Bassnectar
Flats- Dark Party
Worldwide- SonicBloom

An Evening with Jake

I decided to get into the music scene via the radio medium to help spread the word about the artist, not only the art. From the first moment I heard Jake Shimabukuro create his pieces, I was moved immediately to find out more. I reached out to Jake’s people at Hitchhike Records and was instantly embraced as a friend with a since “Aloha”. What I ended up learning was that Jake was not only a virtuoso on the ukulele, but by my accounts he was a virtuoso as a person also. It is easy to see that he is a real person, like you or I, and in a concert setting that comes to the forefront so naturally. His charm and warming wit spread over the crowd, as the ukulele seems to become more than an instrument almost as an added portion of his body extending outward from his heart and soul.
Those in attendance at the majestic Stoughton Opera House were fortunate to hear a few songs off of his new album, “Peace, Love and Ukulele”, which will be released in early January of 2011. The show also featured a bountiful collection of songs ranging in styles from classical, jazz and rock and roll, as well as songs very personal to Jake himself that you could almost feel the emotions in the ukulele’s shine. On that night, there was poetry coming off those strings.

Gogol Bodello w/Forro

A dream line up for my ears. I have been a fan of Forro in the Dark for many years now, interviewing friend of the program, Mauro Refosco on a couple of occasions~most recently this past show on greenarrowradio. Forro opened up the evening with a blend of tradition and danceable party music that had bodies moving instantaneously and this Halloween audience was ready to party. The humble nature of this band settled in nicely with the folks in Madison at the Overture Center, who must have walked away from Forro in the Dark thinking of inviting them back into their community anytime. Next was Gogol Bordello, who was a perfect treat on a night of tricks. The energy dripped off onto the crowd, raucous rowdy organized chaos ensued with heavy rock and hearty rolls that there was no where to go but up up up. The messages rang loud and clear and to people who were listening. I’d have to say that the world of music is a better place for having Gogol Bordello around doing it as they do. Its mayhem that makes pure sense. If the chance arises, theses are acts not to be missed.