More from Twenty Eleven

This is the middle portion of today’s proGram, featuring lots of grooves that were meant to make the pace pick up and the mind run away….all released in 2011:

The Cold Sweat Variations- Burnt Sugar
Bucky Balls- the Dead Kenny G’s
Sly Notions-Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra
Rehab-the Jolly Boys ft Albert Minott
Prickly Pear- Bela Fleck & the Flecktones
Come See About me- Tedeschi Trucks Band
Sister Ray Charles- JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound
Mushroom Strut- the Fantastics!
What the Hell (instr)- Lack of Afro
Watch it- Randa & the Soul Kingdom
Heavy Right Hand- Deep Street Soul
Thas the Way we do- the Pimps of Joytime
Muffuletta- Ivan FUNKBOY Bodly
JB Still the Man- Bootsy Collins ft Rev. Al Sharpton
Jupiter- Phat Phunktion
Blast!- Marcus Miller w/L’Orchestre de Monte Carlo ft Roy Hargrove/Raul Midon
For True- Trombone Shorty
Ghetto Funk-James Andrews ft. Monk Boudreaux
Cowbell- MarchFourth Marching Band
Coming Home Baby- 11 Acorn Lane
I Want you (She’s so Heavy)- Yellow Dubmarine
Seven Doors- Dub is a Weapon
Marley- Youssour N’Dour
Three Little Birds-Playing for Change 2 ft Baaba Maal/Keb Mo
Intervention- KG Omulu
Akwaaba- Blitz the Ambassador
Gbeti Madro-Orchestre de Poly Rythmo ft Angelique Kidjo
Tenere- Bombino
the Secret- Vieux Farka Toure ft Ali Farka Toure
Raga Tilang- Ravi Shankar

The Only JudGing

the only thing I am spending time judGing is the amount of music released in 2011 that I am about to spin in a five hour time-span, and then compiling SUM of these with SUM others to come up with a “Tops of 2011” list. I am really not close to having a final list, barely have a list going but be sure that ALL of these next tunes have been released this yEAR, and I diGG/duGG them. This is part 1 of today’s proGram:

Crazy Love- Harry Manx
Like a Cartoon- Nathan Moore
Glorious Fool-Clarence Fountain & Sam Butler
When my Train Pulls in- Gary Clark Jr. (Live Acoustic)
Try Me- Marc Broussard
24 Hours a Day- George Soule
Althea-Yonder Mountain String Band (live)
VooDoo-Geoff Achsion (live)
When you Gotta Good Friend-Big Head Blues Club ft. Hubert Sumlin/Ruthie Foster
Tore up Over you-Elvin Bishop’s Raising Hell Revue (live)
Mr. Charlie- Great Caesar’s Ghost (live)
Three is the Magic Number- Jeff Tweedy (live)
I’ve Been Lonely too Long- Hazmat Modine
Go Where you Wanna go- the Bees
Johnny got a Boom Boom- Imelda May
Heaven in Stereo- Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers
Triangular Daisies- Rubblebucket
Please, Please me- Bill Frisell
Paper Moon- George Benson
Misirlou- 2 Cellos
The Shuffle (Vince’s Blues-Reuben Wilson Trio
Rollin’ w/Big Pat- J.Krown/R.Batiste Jr./Wolfman Washington
What Oh- the DeFrancesco Brothers
High Steppin’ Skeebo Knight
Mom’s Piano- Skeebo Knight

Chimney NoiZe

If I hEARd these sounds coming from the chimney, I’d think there was something special going on too:

Sunshine Daydream- Russian National Orchestra
Milestones in the Sunshine- the Jazz Mandolin Project
Intro (ABR)- Jason Moran (live)
Planet Rock- Jason Moran (live)
Paris Blues- Merl Saunders w/Dr. John
Wonderful Christmas- Summer Camp
Shakedown Street- STS9
Cranky at the Party- Divine Pocket Bouncers
Take off your Cool- Outkast w/Norah Jones
Let no Man put Asunder- Mary J Blige
Jive Jive Jive- Mocean Worker
Djobime- El Rego
Holding my Breath- Lack of Afro (Unity Sextet Remix)
Please, Don’t- Icebird
Bond is Back- Sola Rosa
My Home- Nneka
Talkin’ about the Peace- See I (Ancient Astronauts Remix)

My Favorite Things- LED Vs. Panaphonic
We Three Kings- Kurbis Blumen
O Christmas Tree- Sub Santa
the Goose is Getting Fat- Jon Kennedy
Suo Gan- Rudolph & Blitzen
Faithful ye COme- Tetsumi Nagaka
Santa’s Pissed off-Andy Dick & the Bitches of the Century
Guanabarinu- Cesaria Evora (live)
Angola- Cesaria Evora (live)

Rocks in Socks

I am sure of it this yEAR…but this portion of the show miGht make your nauGhty nice:

No Such Thing- John Mayer (live MMM Studio)
Give- Widespread Panic (live MMM Studio)
Road a Plenty- Sonny Landreth (live MMM Studio)
Party Tonight-Westside Andy/Glenn Davis (live MMM Studio)
Bejing- Melissa Ferrick (live Studio 2a KXCI)
Busting up a Starbucks-Mike Doughty (live Studio 2a KXCI)
All I Gotta Say-Donna Jean & the Tricksters
the Best Part- the Madmo
Here we go Again- Ray Charles ft. Norah Jones
You’ve got the Love I need-Al Green ft Anthony Hamilton
Bright Lights- Gary Clark Jr.
Drown in my Own Tears-the Derek Trucks Band ft Gregg Allman
New Orleans- Herbie Mann
Memphis Underground- Herbie Mann
Hey Ba Ba Re Bop- Lionel Hampton
A Day in the Life- Wes Montgomery
John McLaughlin- Miles Davis
Where’s Sly?- Medeski Martin & Wood
Chapel Perilous- Club d’Elf (live)
Get Up, Get into it, Get Involved- James Brown (live)
Soul Power- James Brown (live)
Word of Soul- Chantells (live)
I Want it all- Leela James
Don’t Destroy the Funk- Phat Phunktion
Ain’t no Chimney’s in the Projects-Sharon Jones & the Dapkings
Go Santa- the Soul of John Black
Away in the Manger-the Blind Boys of Alabama ft George Clinton

Ho Ho hEAR

Well, once a yEAR is enouGh to Ho Ho hEAr these tunes…But luckily I took a good portion of time to unwrap some different used to sounds for the season…..Thanks to those who know how to make a good Holiday song and put this under your tree and smoke it..I mean….err…open it:

Carol of the Bells- Cantus
Winter Wonderland- Deana Carter
Joy to the World- Jared Mees & the Grown Children
On Holiday- the Hush Now
Yule that’s Cool- Maria Muldaur (live)
Here Comes Santa Claus- the Ramsey Lewis Trio
Holly Jolly Christmas- Harry Connick Jr.
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer- Billy Ray
Winter Wonderland- Peggy Lee
White Christmas- John Boutté
Santa Claus is Coming to Town/White Christmas-Jimmy McGriff
Merry Christmas Baby- Elvis Presley
Spending Christmas w/ the Blues-Floyd Miles Ft. Gregg Allman
Double O Santa- Seks Bomba
Egg Nog- Rory McBrides
Santa Claus- the Waistcoats
Silent Night- the Weisstronauts
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus-Gringo Starr
Hit er Miss Christmas- Mother Mother
it’s Christmas Time- Drunken Prayer

Too Much Too long

It just seems like even with the radio world I float on and in, there are too often too many “too much, too long” moments that are difficult to have the music pull you throuGh. This final show of the proGram this week is one that is meant to help you be taken away from those kinds of things. I hope this helps:

Monkeys Eating Fruit-Chris Berry & the Bayaka of Yandoumbe
Congo Beat- Chris Berry & the Bayaka of Yandoumbe
Tree Drum and Gano-Chris Berry & the Bayaka of Yandoumbe

We free Again-Groundation ft Don Carlos/Apple Gabriel
Use to Laugh-Groundation ft Pablo Moses/Ijahman Levi
Captive Bird- Prince Alla
Mini Skirt- Kronos Quartet
Mazinka- 11 Acorn Lane
Exotic on the Speaker- Soulico ft Rye Rye
Queen of Hearts- Soulico ft MC Zulu
Benga Beating-
Following Dub- Phenomenal Handclap Band
Lights, Camera, Action- Madwhal3$
It’s on Fire-J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science ft Lateef the Truthspeaker

The Cat Stole the Moon- Leni Stern
An Saba- Leni Stern
Hora din Mahala- Mahala Rai Band
Lesley Metal- MarchFourth Marching Band

eh la Bas- Corey Harris
Red Shack Zydeco- CJ Chenier
Sun of Tut- Dr. Didg

Inserting a “WooooAhh”

The beGinning of this show, portion of the program really set off with a screaming “Woooooahhhhh”. I am sure the jams were spilling out of the sound sandwich all into your laps….a napkin to wipe this up?:

Black Satin- Fusion for Miles ft. Jimmy Herring
Simple Man-Gov’t Mule w/D. Schools/A. Pyle/A. Freed/M. Barnes/R. Barraco (live)
Brown Eyed Women- Chris Robinson Brotherhood (Live)
Baby Baby-Steve Kimock & Friends (live 11/05/2011)

Funky So & So- the Sugerman Three
You’re the Kind of Girl- Lee Fields & the Expressions
I Can See Everything- JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound

Santa Claus Needs Some Lovin’-the Soul of John Black
Winter Wonderland- Jose Conde
Alegria-Maria de Barros
Zat you Santa Claus?- Big Bad VooDoo Daddy
Frosty the Snowman-Lars Edegran & His Santa Claus Revelers w/Big Al Carson
Holiday Time in New Orleans- Dukes of Dixieland
Post Apocalypse Christmas- Gruff Rhys
Sweet Dreams- Dr. Lonnie Smith
Come Together- Dr. Lonnie Smith
Miss Madison- Phat Phunktion
Shooby Shooby Do Yah!-Mocean Worker w/Steven Bernstein
Sistas & Bruthas-Mocean Worker w/Mindi Abair

Boss Très Bien- Quartette Très Bien
Ritmo Uni- Cal Tjaden & Eddie Palmieri
La Descarga del Bobo- Willie Bobo
So, Para Usted- Grupo Monumental
Tambo Iya- Ricardo Eddy Martinez
Pistis Sophia- Rita Lee

Because he said So

Is the reason why I play any sort of Xmas music on my show….My co-host for so many yEARS back in my air-romping days back at WHUS, Mustapha wanted it to be at least a small portion during thr holiday times..So that’s the reason…..I like to diGg deep in to find some different ones and I believe that was achieved during the first two of three shows todays time will be represented in…here is the start, you’ll see:

Carol & the Kings- Alison Brown Quartet & Joe Craven
Holly Jolly Christmas- Martin Sexton
Boogie Woogie Santa Claus-the Christmas Jug Band FT Angela Strehli/Maria Muldaur
What will Santa Claus say- Maria Muldaur (live)
Let it Snow- Leon Redbone
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer- Ray Charles
Xmas baby- Riff Ruffin
Nobody’s Fault but Mine- Alvin Youngblood Hart
Bip Bop- Matt GUITAR Murphy
I’m Mad- Bill Wyman & the Rhythm Kings
Stealin’ the Wood Brothers (live)
I Wish you Would- Stringbean & the Stalkers (live)
Restraint- Keller Williams
Ribs & Hot Sauce- Lionel Hampton & His Sextet
Limehouse Blues- Lionel Hampton Quartet
Three Minutes on 52nd Street- Lionel Hampton & his Hamptonians Ft Charles Mingus
Walter L-Burton/Methany/Swallow/Sanchez (live)
Lonnie’s Lament- Nels Cline/Gregg Bendian
Zuha- Čankišou

Up the tree

The final of the three shows inside the proGram is one that I saw the bEAR climb up a tree for, maybe to stop the sounds…but as I see it, it was simply to get a better listen to so many new tunes and get a feel for the true “freeforming” nature of greenarrowradio. Climb up with:

Damentag- Tosca
A Cidade-DJ Dolores/Eugene Hutz/Otto/Fred 04/Isaar
Ogodo, Ano 2000-Javelin & Tom Ze
Makaan(Nickodemus & the Spy From Cairo Remix)-Natasha Atlas
Heart Attack- Asteroids Galaxy Tour

No Dub No Entry- Striplight
Look Ma, I’m Drunk (and crying)- Drunken Prayer
St. Stephen- Dark Star Orchestra (live)
It’s me- Adrian Young Sound Orchestra

Beautiful- G Love & Special Sauce w/Tristian Prettyman
Toxic People- Chris Joss
So Long- the Beekeepers
Play (Josh one Remix)- Goapele

Break the Spell- Gods Robot
Music- Hindi Zahra
Blamah Blamah- Sia Tolno
No Means No- KG Omulo
Kinetsa- Bela Fleck FT. D’Gary
Throw Down your Heart-Bela Fleck FT. Basekou Kouyate

Change Your Ways- Horace Andy
Discipline- Lutan Fyah

Phairly Phunky Phella

This second show within the proGram has all the intentions of funking you up, while ending with some easy guitar treats that pick up the pace and scoff at the relaxed with a wild combo and a (live) Zappa track -> Dr. Didg ending that had to have some heads spinning. After the spinning ended this is what was left:

It’s a Double Mazinka!- 11 Acorn Lane
Valhalla- Mad Juana
A Luta Continua- MarchFourth Marching Band
Freddy the Freeloader- Liquid Soul
Steady Freddy- Mike Clark & Paul Jackson
You don’t Know Nothing-the Brooklyn Funk Essentials
Everything will be Fine- JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound
Manic- Doug Johns
Thermal Bad- the New Mastersounds (live)
Ringasd el Magnad No. 2- Anna Adamis & Gabor Presser
Szevasz Haver- Skoprio
Junkyard- Medeski Martin Wood
You Want it All- Phat Phunktion
Moog Marmalade- Galactic (live)
Ornette Medley- TriBeCaStan
Smoketree Serenade- Ben Vaughn
Caravan- Duane Andrews
Lost Book- Viktor Krauss
I Like Birds- Eels
Man’s Best Friend- Chris McDermott’s Wild Combo
After Dinner Smoker- Frank Zappa (live)
Retro Rocket- Dr. Didg

The First Brrrrrrrr

It was cold this morning getting to the studio around 7:30am….opening the door and finally having a winterish greeting was an easy way to wake it up. The proGram once again will be divided up into three shows, this first show definitely was meant to get some warmth underneath your feet, errr ears. Check out what the cold brought in:

About you and me- Lin McEwan
a Couple More Years- Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings
Wild West- Corey Harris
Green River- Bill Wyman & the Rhythm Kings
Lima-the Codetalkers FT COL Bruce Hampton
Healing Feeling- Hubert Sumlin
Peace to the World-BB King w/Gene Harris & the Phillip Super band (live)
Homeless Child- Charlie Musselwhite ft Ben Harper
Gentlemen, Start your Engines- Grateful Dead
Some Satisfied Funk- Matt “Guitar” Murphy
Boogie Thing-Stringbean & the Stalkers (live)
Ain’t Gonna do it- Tab Benoit (live)
Shake your Hips-Robert Randolph Family Band w/Warren Haynes/Danny Louis (live)
Crazy Fingers- Umphree’s McGee (live)
You don’t Know what you Mean to me-Eddie Floyd
Full Moon Tonight-Steve Cropper & Felix Cavaliere
I Can Feel it- the Soul of John Black
Ain’t No Chimneys in the Projects (Inst)-the Dapkings ft Binky Griptite
Don’t make me Kill you-Angela Alexander/JD Sandler
Suzy Q- the Sugerman Three

Tyrone- Dr Lonnie Smith

Think Thank Thunk

This final portion of the proGram was desiGned (yeah riGht) to make you use your noggin. Maybe grab an earful of sentiment or globalization? Altho at times the beats got heavy, it was never to much for one’s ears to lift. I especially enjoyed sharing the new Rekha track!! Thanks for remembering to leash up your mind and take it for a stroll:

The Players- Inner Circle
Eltsuhg Ibal Lasiti- the Daktaris

Freetime- Akashic Record
I Want More- JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound
Pyjama- Tosca
Soy Loco Por Ti, America- Los Van Van & Carlinhos Brown
Um Canto de Afoxe Para O Bloco do Ile-Superhuman Happiness & Cults
Turn Around- Sola Rosa ft Iva Lamkum
Bailando (INSTR)- Empresarios
Pyar Baile (Full Mix)- DJ Rekha & Dave Sharma

Sunshine & Ecstacy- Tom Tom Club
The Real Deal-Bootsy Collins w/Shelia E/CandiSweetz/Mike Phillips
Government Lies- Freestyle Fellowship
Sonic Controller- Tall Black Guy
I’m Chill- Illuminati Congo
Back to Front (circular logic)- DJ Shadow
Uber Glue- the Disco Biscuits
That Storm- Lagos
Dark into Light- AM & Shawn Lee
A Treatease Dedicated to the Avian Airess from North East Nubis- Shabazz Palaces

Dark corner w/Bukowski

I tried to keep this portion of the show in the opposite corner from this shadow I remember who sat still with Bukowski. This setlist gets downright groove-a-licious and Old Charlie Boy would never have been interested in hanging out in a room filled with these sounds….altho, there is a portion (starting with Mr. Lynch where he does turn and look over his shoulder:

Monkey Hips and Yice-Little Anthony Mitchell & the Modern Detergents
My Mind is Hazy- Galactic (live)
Selling Out-the Brooklyn Funk Essential
Schizophrenia- Liquid Soul (live)
Tang the Hump- Stanton Moore
Spider Man- Mike Clark & Paul Jackson
Bourbon Street Parade- James & Troy Andrews
Blow, Blow Tenor- the Yockamo All Stars
Saints (Street Beat)- Dukes of Dixieland
Greater Lagos Wed. Night Talmud Meeting-4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra
Rose City Strut- MarchFourth Marching Band
Avanti- Ben Vaughn
Number 9 Dream- Bill Frisell
It’s Your Baby- Todd Clouser’s A Love Electric
Learn how to Love- Tedeschi Trucks Band
Vultures- Justin Robinson & the MAry Annettes

So Glad- David Lynch
Beneath the Reach of Light- Yellowbirds
Getting Lucky- Paul White

Winter Rose- the Bees (Dan the Automater Mix)
Cay’s Crays- Fat Freddys Drop
Dubbing at Dawn- Circuits
My Superstar- 11 Acorn Lane
Speed O Sound- Chris Joss

Don’t look at me

in this first portion of the three shows in one…I am hiding my face in the corner and not looking back…No need to look at me, just notice the moments in this setlist that open the door and let the weather in, the gray of today has walked off the sky and has painted my skin, and there is music to follow into the pores……here’s what soaked in the beGinning:

El Paso- Danielle ate the Sandwich
Children of the Revolution- Bono
Everyday People- Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Pole Tricks- Japancakes
Polka Dot Rose- Oysterhead
VTT- Vital Tech Tones
Squirrels in Paris- Jim Weider’s Project Percolator
I’m the Face- the High Numbers
The Last Time- the Who
Bag O’ Nails- the Who
Satisfaction- Devo (live)
She’s Trippin’ Out-Chris McDerrmott & his Wild Combo
Ramblin’ Man/theme from Ramblin’ Man- Steve Martin
If She’s Gonna Shake it- Mark Croft
Deal- The String Cheese Incident (live)
Opium- Moe. w/Warren Haynes (live)

Punitive Damages- the Jerky Boys
That’s all I am to you- Ray Charles
Make a Joyful Noise- Juanita Ellis
Longer & Stronger- Sharon Jones & the Dapkings

Me & Mr Jones- Amy Winehouse
Into the Spin- Dessa