niGht liGht….ON!

If you closed your eyes to listen…the niGht liGht will be on when they reopen…but getting lost in the middle portion of the proGram is recommended:

It’s a Ringer- Callers
Let it Go- Mike Coykendall
Fear is Like Fire (Yppah Remix)– Fink
Shanghaied- Cuckoo Chaos
Slack- Ringo Deathstarr
the Man who Howled Wolf- Sassparilla
Ewan’s Blues- the Sheepdogs

Funky Country- the Abe Lincoln Story
Bitemark- Heavies
2000 Light Years from Home- Rachael Yamagata
Crank me up- Ivan BOOGALOO JOE Jones
Togged to the Bricks/WSUM Promo-Lee Pons
Boogie for the Killer- Lee Pons
Carolina Blues- Lost Bayou Ramblers

Bad Taste of your Stuff- the New Orleans Radiators
St James Infirmary part II- Preservation Hall Jazz Band Ft. Trombone Shorty/My Morning Jacket & King Britt
Chaos- Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band
Livin’ Lovin’ Maid- the Resistance Organ Trio
Get Down Saturday Night- the wonderful sound of INDUCE ft. Fantab

Ol’ Skool Company- Prince
Raise Up- Larry Graham & Graham Central Station Ft. Prince
Long Division- the Skinny
M’Lady- Sly & the Family Stone (live)
The Kitchen Strut- Hannah Williams & the Tastemakers
You got it- Martha High & Speedometer
Sunk without the Funk- the Soul Immigrants

Ear Sip Up

This was a tall drink of a start to the proGram…For me a hiGhliGht is certainly the live Taj Mahal previously unreleased from the Royal Albert Hall….the Tedeschi with almost all the DtB is one of those tracks that just has to find a way on the airwaves….Here is what came outta the ear-faucet…errr, well you know what I mean.

Bring it on Home- Shannon & Barrett
Magpie- Aaron Burdett
Moonglow Tapeworm- Birds of Chicago
Yew Piney Mountain- Chance McCoy & the Appalachian String Band

Alimony- Chelle Rose
Holding the Severed Self- Kaki King
Crossbow- Gangstagrass

Forty Days & Forty Nights- Donna the Buffalo
Down South Blues- Tara Nevins
Getting Down the Road- the Infamous Stringdusters (live)
Aquatic Hitchhiker- Leftover Salmon
Chain Gang- Richie Havens
Woke up this Morning- A3 (live WFUV)
Diving Duck Blues- Taj Mahal (live Royal Albert Hall 04/1970)
Evil- Muddy Waters Blues Band
Coda- J.P. Reali

Greenarrowradio/WSUM Promo- Geoff Achison
Mississippi- Flatland- Memphis Gold
Hot or What- Mark Knopfler
When I’m President- Ian Hunter

The Feeling Music Brings- Susan Tedeschi w/D/Trucks/Y.Smith/T.Smallie/K.Burbridge
Have you got Problems- Mike McGear
Cleanup Time- John Lennon & Yoko Ono
It ain’t Easy- Slim Twing
Lost Word- Gordie Tentrees
Sturgeon Bay- Dana Falconberry
You’re not the Only Lonely one- Jason Collett

Imani Winds at Mills Hall

Here is what the show looked like on paper:

West Meets East

Startin’ Sumthing – Jeff Scott

Cane – Jason Moran
i. Togo to Natchitoches
ii. Coin Conin’s narrative
iii. Gens libre de coleur
iv. Natchitoches to New York

Suite: Portraits of Josephine Baker – Valerie Coleman
i. St. Louis 1920
ii. Les Milandes
iii. Paris 1925
iv. Thank you Josephine


Tzigane – Valerie Coleman

The Rite of Spring – Igor Stravinsky (Arr. Jonathon Russell)

Klezmar Dances – Trad arr. Gene Kavadlo
i. Kolomehke
ii. Frelekh

When Mister Jeff Scott and I spoke on the proGram a week prior to the show, I couldn’t believe him when he spoke of how the Stravinsky “The Rite of Spring” would rock like there was a complete orchestra, a rock N roll orchestra was in the room….Man, how he was riGht. Imani Winds played the parts build for their instruments but also made their instruments take on the beings of another sound producer, chameleons in the room. With each member introducing a portion of the proGram, the audience not only gets to know them through their agile playing, but with word from their voice, they’re way of describing what the moment was to bring, ever so slightly unique to our night with the band….I found this to be a very welcoming experience and very respectful to the piece of music about to be played. I was taken back and brought forward with Valerie’s piece “Portraits of Josephine Baker”, this moving story was captivating and challenging, and the way it made my mind dance was part of the reason I diGG the way Imani Winds hears, writes and makes songs. And just when we thought the evening was over, they came out for a second way to the crowd, and while standing, put on a great rendition of a great song….Coltrane’s “Afro Blue” took over the room and was the right way for me to walk, strut perhaps out of the room.

misterG/ Mister Jeff Scott of Imani Winds @ Mills Hall

Kept it Rollin’

Every now and then the tracks lead to the station and other times the destination is unknown….I want to thank Jeff Scott of Imani Winds for being a guest on the show for being a the latter. We spoke in depth about what people can expect from the September 28th show at Mills Hall. We dove into that evening’s planned proGram, the contributors and the groups interpretations…I am looking forward to the celebration of sound that will be this show and hope that Jeff and I one day get to spin some tunes together at the station, or wherever the tracks take us…lead by our ears:

Gypsy Hymn- Furley
The Village- Lee Ritenour Ft. George Duke/Stanley Clarke/Dave Weckl & Munyungo
Baby, I’m the Creepin’ Vine- the New Orleans Radiators
GCS Drumline- Larry Graham & Graham Central Station
Throw ‘N Down the Funk- Larry Graham & Graham Central Station

Dance 4 Me- Prince
Smooth Taste- Tweed Funk
In the Garden- the Skinny
Booker- the Skinny

T’aint Nobody’s Business- Preservation Hall Jazz Band Ft. Steve Earle
Baby, I love you- Angelique Kidjo Ft. Dianne Reeves
Nobody’s Fault but Mine- Meshell NDegeocello Ft. Lizz Wright
Dyp Av Nade- That’s Why

Summons Song- Phillip Reebuck
Chimney Pete- Les Racquet
Doppler- Medeski Martin & Wood (live/acoustic)

MORAN: Cane I. Togo To Natchitoches (Excerpt)- Imani Winds
***On air conversation with Jeff Scott of Imani Winds***
SHORTER: Terra Incognita (Excerpt)- Imani Winds
Escher- Chilly Gonzales
Hey Joe- Brad Mehldau Trio
Do what She Told You- Marco Benevento

***On air conversation with Jeff Scott of Imani Winds***

the working Peaces

I want to send a early morning thank you to Dave Bruzza of Greensky Bluegrass for making a 10amCDT phoner work out for all parties. The listeners were especially happy to hear it from the man, not just the music. We chatted about the newest album “Handguns”, the trickiness of what your eyes might see on stage versus what the band actually does with those instruments and why someone would want to make sure not to miss them in Madison on the 28th at the Majestic Theater. The middle portion of the show features a lot of twang and exposes the working peace of the show…away we go:

Loose Cannon- Ian Siegal & the Mississippi Mudbloods
Shrimp Boots & Vintage Suits- Creole String Beans
Don’t Forget you Hat- Mark Knopfler
Somewhere Else- Uncle Lucius

Black Thoughts- the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Unclear- the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Better to be Good- Dave Fields

Face Off- Tim Reynolds
Guess you Won’t- Five Gallon Groove Ft. Kofi Burbridge
All Creation Long- the Deluge Ft. Kofi Burbridge
Thinking out Loud- Keller Williams
Sing up to the Moon- Leftover Salmon
Sneaking up- Aaron Burdett

Duncan- Shannon Whitworth & Barrett Smith
Piney Branch Breakdown- Red June
Rattlesnake in the Road- Chelle Rose

Seven Angels on a Bicycle- Carrie Rodriguez (live)
Nothing Really- Tara Nevins
Broken Record- Donna the Buffalo
Chain- Dehlia Low
Walking on the Moon- the Infamous Stringdusters
Before Bring out Your Dead- Greensky Bluegrass
Bring out your Dead- Greensky Bluegrass

**Live on air chat with Dave Bruzza of Greensky Bluegrass**
Hot Dogs (on Parade)- Greensky Bluegrass
Waymore’s Blues- Roy Orbison Ft. Johnny Cash/Jerry Lee Lewis/Carl Perkins

the Drop out

The time to fall out and fly away musta come and gone…Here is what the send out party played…AIR MAILin’ it:

Ride this Feeling- Kate Miller Heidke
Heavy Mood- Tilly & the Wall
All the Way in- Sassparilla

Facemask- Ungodomskulen
For the Continued Existance of – Tsigoti
Plastic Fantastic- TKTTSM

Rebel, Rebel- Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Short Skirt, Long Jacket- Cake
The Way it is- the Sheepdogs
Javelina!- the Sheepdogs

Night Time- the Strangeloves
No Time like the Right Time- the Blues Project
I Heard the Smoke- Ronnie Lake
Look at Me Now- E L O
It’s Been a Long time- Lou Pallo Ft. Keith Richards
John Henry- Van Morrison
Ridin’ with Cliffe- Tony Zamora & Tremoloco
We all Gotta go 2- Mike Coykendall Ft. M. Ward
My Own Way- Richie Havens

Maggie’s Farm- Hot Tuna Ft. Bob Weir (live)
Stray Cat Blues- the Rolling Stones
Midnight Blues- the Allman Brothers Band (live/acoustic)
Killing Floor- David Johansen & Hubert Sumlin (live)
Mud in Your Ear- Muddy Waters Blues Band
Narrative #6- Mike Cullison & the Regulars
Good & Evil- Mike Cullison & the Regulars
Sleeper- Tall Paul Band
Wolf- First Aid Kit

Amped up for This

I want to thank long time friend of the proGram, Taj Weekes for chatting about his upcoming set as part of the Madison World Music Festival, the climate of the world and his continued efforts with They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO). He is a blessing and I am honored to call him a friend. TOCO’s latest campaign,The TOCO Clothesline Project’….in an effort to raise awareness of domestic violence in the Caribbean, is reaching out to the women and children in St. Lucia to help share their stories by allowing them to contribute a t-shirt to the clothesline. Read more under the news tab on TOCO’s website linked above. The music of this portion of the show is another reason to be it’is:

The Weight- Aretha Franklin (live)
Give it Back- Sharon Jones & the Dapkings
Lonely Nights- Bob & Gene
Shoulda Coulda Woulda- Larry Graham’s Graham Central Station Ft. Prince
Dear Mr. Man Reflection- Prince
Limosine- King Johnson (live)
Immigrant Song- the Resistance Organ Trio
Sex Machine- Tweed Funk
Hot Pizazz- Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band
Jungle Run- the Cactus Channel
Spotlight- the Deep Fried 5
Foot & Mouth- Speedometer
Spitting Teeth- Kendra Morris
Super Skeleton- Cuckoo Chaos

The Big Bad Wolf- the Heavy
***Ticket Giveaway for the Heavy show 09/18***
Same Ol’- the Heavy
Cold Sweat- Angelique Kidjo
Catwalk- Skeebo Knight
Luke’s Line- the Poogie Bell Band
In the Mirror- Wax Tailor
Past Present & Future (Rock and Roll)- Wax Tailor
Tambou Lou- Soul Jazz Orchestra
Positive Force- Skeletons

Via Con Me- Daniela Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto
Electric Gumbo Radio- Rupa & the April Fishes

Janjaweed- Taj Weekes & Adowa
**Live on air conversation with Taj Weekes**
You ain’t Ready for the Heavy- Taj Weekes & Adowa
Loneliness- Vusi Mahlasela
Brace Yourself- Ramin Sakurai (RAMS Reggae Mix) ft. Elan
Pepepez- Los de Abajo
Fuzzy Freaky- The Visable Man (Mark Walk & Ruby Mix)
What you Want- Boys Noize

TwanG Rock

The show got off to a start where I took the twanG out and then somehow that turned into a rock….So for the first half of today’s proGram…TwanG Rock it was not hard to make:

Leave the Bottle- Town Mountain
You’ve got it All- Tara Nevins
Blue Eyes- Donna the Buffalo
Cloud of Dust- Red June

He’s Gone- The Infamous Stringdusters
Here Comes the Night- Leftover Salmon

Follow the Road- the Dunwells
Going Down- Dehlia Low
Gator Blood- Mark Knopfler
Narrative 4- Mike Cullison & the Regulars
Who Turned you Loose- Mike Cullison & the Regulars
Down to the Wire- Sam Lewis
Hard Times in Hollywood- Moses Atwood
Jood’s River Boogie- Lee Pons

Fearless- Quincy Coleman
Big Daddy’s Dirt Pile- Diamondheads
Rippin’- the Surge
Higher than the Sun- Permanent Clear Lights
Hallucinations- the Chemistry Set
Sometimes I Wish I was a Pretty Girl- Anton Barbeau

Feeling Good- the Sheepdogs
While We’re Young- the Sheepdogs

Summertime Blues- Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Fretboards on Fire- Desiree Bassett

Held into the Flame

Sometimes the music takes you riGht into it…Enjoy the feeling, enjoy the burn. I want to thank Zeb & Haniya for being guests on the proGram today as they prepare for their stop thru as part of the Madison World Music Festival. We chatted about their new album Chup (pronounced Choop), the symbiotic nature in which we view/hEAR music (genreless) and their journey from Pakistan to touring the USA. Here’s the sound in the dancing flame:

Melodi Ya Mamelodi- Vusi Mahlasela
Mbaye- Baaba Maal
Touré- Touré-Raichel Collective Ft. Frédéric Yonnet
Akale Wube- Debo Band

Chup- Zeb and Haniya
***On air conversation with Zeb & Haniya***
Rona Chor Diya- Zeb and Haniya
Welcome 2 Our World- Larry Graham & Graham Central Station
Higher Ground- Larry Graham & Graham Central Station
Intro- Virgil Howe
Take Off- Virgil Howe
Make it Right Now- Papa Grows Funk
Out in the Street- Galactic Ft. Cyril & Ivan Neville

Chocolate Box- Prince
Mr. Blue Sky- Mayer Hawthorne
I Can’t Stand These Lonely Nights- the Inversions
The Streets of London- Soothsayers

Rub a Dub- 311
At the Beginning- Lo Jo
Tout est Fragil- Lo Jo
El Loco- Mankoora
Something Began to Glow- Wax Tailor
No- Wax Tailor
Click Clack Boom- Deela

Hurry on Now- Alice Russell (Chico Mann Remix)
Head on Str8- Aceyalone, Casual, Charli 2na & RJD2
Snatch the Dough- JJ Doom
GMO- JJ Doom Ft. Beth Gibbons
2 Bit Blues- Kid Koala
Torus (Oto)- DJ Kentaro
Kikkake- DJ Kentaro Ft. DJ Krush

Beak Freak

The birds have what I want and I send the first half of today’s proGram to them in hopes that they are on my side:

I’m Shipping off to Boston- International String Quartet
Song of the Silver Haired Hippie- Jason Collett

Dirty Leather- Carrie Rodriguez (live)
The Graveyard Shift- Keller Williams & the Travellin’ McCoureys
C.C. Rider- Richie Havens
Sweet Georgia Brown- Lou Pallo Ft. Johnny A

Johnny Little- the Harmonious Five
Invitation to Cry- the Magicians
I am Elvis- Keller Williams
I Used to Could- Mark Knopfler
Rub me Raw- Warren Zevon
Strong Woman- Ian Siegal & the Mississippi Mudbloods
Thrills- Cake
Hombre Secreto- Matthew Sweet
Baton- Menomena
Don’t Say Nothing- the Heavy
So Many, SO Many- Mutts

Lost Shirt Blues- Davis Coen
You’ve Been Very Good to me- Ralph SOUL Jackson
What a Man- Linda Lyndell
Big Shot- Dr. John

Ice Cream Man- Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
Midnight Rider- the Radiators Ft. Gregg Allman (live at Tipitinas)
Daniel- Ivan BOOGALOO JOE Jones
Devil’s Appetite- Tarrus Riley
Anthems of Hope- Taj Weekes & Adowa
World Upside Down- Jimmy Cliff
Summer Wind- Matisyahu

in your Brain Space

I want to thank Billy Childs of the group that has been dubbed “The American Led Zeppelin”, Get The Led Out, as they make their way to the Barrymore this Friday to do just that, and also to the mighty Skerik, who will bring his Bandalabra here to the Frequency this Thursday, for being guests on the program and giving us a taste from the mouth of the ones…..There was also music that made its way into the ear place:

Why didn’t you Send UR Message in Word (skit)- Virgil Howe
Escape- Virgil Howe
Barrio Chino- Dennis Wiley
Heading West- Marco Benevento

Futuro- Ammoncontact
Look- Sean Noonan’s Brewed by Noon
South- Fareed Haque & the Flat Earth Ensemble
Win my Train Fare Home- Robert Plant (live in Saraha Desert)
Dazed & Confused- Get The Led Out (live)
***On air conversation w/Billy Childs of Get The Led Out)***
Over the Hills and Far Away- Get The Led Out (live)
Confused- Yonrico Scott
I am a Centaur- Julien Kasper Band
Opression- Jack Dupont
Plutocracy- Skerik’s Bandalabra (live)
***On air conversation with Skerik***
Simulacrum- Skerik’s Bandalabra
Dogs Like Breath- the Spokes
I Still Believe- Bill Ortiz (Montgomery Bus Remix)
Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt- Yellowman (live)
Red Light Lady- Ophelia
Minimum Wage- Lila Downs (live @ FiP)

Just gots to Poke around

Who knows what you’ll find when you just look around….The second portion of the proGram starts with the rolling rocks getting to where they go with vigor….then they must have found their place to rest the soul…and eat the funk and bless you the booGaloo:

Buena- Keller Williams
On our Way to Moving on the Way- Tsigoti

Manhattan Rumble- E L O
My Mechanical Friend- Grace Potter Ft. the Flaming Lips
Fear is Like Fire- Fink
Oh Yeah- Les Racquet
Let’s Make Medicine- the Deluge Ft. Kofi Burbridge
Rappalachia- Gangstagrass

Mr. Day/Tell Me What’s the Reason- Lou Pallo Ft. Steve Miller
There Must be a Reason- Ralph SOUL Jackson
Rub the Lamp- the Inversions
My Lovin’ is all About you- Dojo Cuts

The Best You Can- Speedometer
No More Heartaches- Martha High Ft Speedometer
Here we Go- Mamarazzi
PB&J- Furley
From the Lotus- Prince
Feel Good,Feel Better,Feel Wonderful- Prince
Derty D’s Thang- the Cactus Channel
Hooked Up- Jamiroquai
I Can See- Jazzanova
I’m Talkin’ ‘Bout Freedom- Syl Johnson
Somethin’ Funny Going On- Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
He’s So Fine- Ivan “Boogaloo Joe” Jones

You best be Duckin’

The first part of the proGram started off with New Flute Music from South America into some psychedelia…Washed it down byt the river with some rocks and rolls and then got deep into the blues and look out, watch it…Duck:

Invitación al Danzón- Susan Palma Nidel Ft. Edward Arron/Jaewon Park
Vivo- Susan Palma Nidel Ft. E. Arron/Chico Pinheiro/Cyro Baptista
Sweet Honey Bee- Real Vocal String Quartet

Gimme Some Truth- Jakob Dylan/Dhani Harrison
Respect- the Vagrants
It’s a Happening- Magic Mushrooms
Like a King- Ben Harper
The Silence- Los Cenzontles
I Don’t Wanna Grow up- Tom Waits
God, Country, Grave- Mutts
Daddy Roll ‘Em- Richie Havens

the Rest of the Night- Warren Zevon
Western Plain- Van Morrison
Digging my Potatoes- the Muddy Waters Band
Hound Dog- Macy Gray (live)
Coming Home- Bonnie Raitt (live)
Space Race- Tall Paul Band
Hard Luck Woman- Chris Watson Band
Biscuit Boogie- Memphis Gold
Bootliggin’ the Blues- Leo Hull
Doin’ Hard Time- Dave Fields Ft. Joe Lewis Walker

None of us are Free- Solomon Burke