liGhts for the day II

Twinkle- J.D. McPherson
Every Day’s a Holiday- Piney Gir
Santa Stole my Lady- Fitz & the Tantrums

Double 0 Santa- Seks Bomba
Eggnog- Rory McBrides
Spicin’ the Christmas Cake- Sool
Chalet- the Pines
Christmas Sucks- Velodrome 2000
Santa Claus- the Waistcoats
Silent Night- the Weisstronauts
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer- Jack Johnson
Mele Kalikimaka- Nick Hexum
Mullet Christmas- the Shout
Santa’s Pissed off- Andy Dick & the Bitches of the Century
Snowball- Jimmy Fallon
White Christmas- Flaming Lips
My Christmas List- Simple Plan
Hang a Sting of Lights- Great Lake Swimmers
I Love the Holidays- Office Romance
Mr. Santa- Kenny Vance & the Planotones
Why Can’t it be Christmas time All Year- Rosie Thomas
Merry Christmas, Baby- CeeLo Green w/Rod Stewart & Trombone Shorty
Deck the Halls- Redtenbachers Funkestra
Ding Dong Merrily on High- Redtenbachers Funkestra
Jingle Bells- Olympic Cyclone Band
Twelve Days of Christmas- Olympic Cyclone Band Ft. Stephanie Davis

Silent Night- Dave Koz/Dana Glover
Wonderful Christmastime- the Shins
May Ev’ry Day be Christmas- Irma Thomas & Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Blue Christmas- Heartless Bastards

This is Christmas- Donnie Hathaway
What Christmas Means to me- Stevie Wonder
Santa Claus is Coming to Town- the Jackson 5
Someday at Christmas- Stevie Wonder
Ain’t no Chimneys in the Projects (Inst)- Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
Post Apocalypse Christmas- Gruff Rhys
Hit er Miss Christmas- Mother Mother

liGhts for the day I

radio celebrate one:

Hopsa Chasa Vzuru- Antologie Moravské Lidové Hudby
Carol of the Bells- Cantus
Pat a Drummer- Cantus
Let it Snow- Dean Martin
Winter Wonderland- Dean Martin
Away in the Manger- the Blind Boys of Alabama Ft. George Clinton
Santa Claus (Do you Ever Come to the Ghetto)- Carlene Davis
I Saw three Ships- Sting
White Christmas- Allen Toussaint
Carol of the Bells- Sara Jackson Holman
Joy to the World- Jared Mees & the Grown Children
I’m Putting your Toys Away- Thorcraft Cobra
Getting Ready for Christmas- Paul Simon
Silver Bells- Spencer Day
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Mambo- Billy May
Christmas Time in Harlem- Maria Muldaur (live)
Christmas at the Oasis- Maria Muldaur (live)
Sleigh Ride- Squirrel Nut Zipers
Carolina Christmas- Squirrel Nut Zippers
Hot Christmas (Inst)- Squirrel Nut Zippers
Merry Christmas, Baby- Elvis Presley
Little Drummer Boy- Billy Gibson
Christmas on the Bayou- David Gogo
Santa’s Second Line- D’Mar & Gill
Blues on Christmas- Grady Champion
Happy Christmas Tears- Little Jimmy King
Poor Man’s Christmas- Smokin’ Joe Kubek & B’Nois King
You Can’t Sing about Christmas- Stevie DuPree & the Delta Flyers
No More Christmas Blues- Vasti Jackson
Good Time Christmas- the Soul of John Black

Somebody Stole my Santa Suit- Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
Run Rudolph Run- Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
Here Comes Santa Claus- Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
Let it Snow- Horace Reeves

Ground Found

Sometimes just looking around, on the ground…the oddest things can be found…Music for such a quest:

Eric is Jive- Actual Proof
Bud Powell- Corea, Clarke & White (live)
Heaven on Earth- Larry Young
Can’t Wait Another day- the String Cheese Incident
Compared to What- John Legend & the Roots ->
I Wish I Knew how it Would Feel to be Free- John Legend & the Roots
Movin’- Larry Graham & Graham Central Station Ft. Prince
She’s Fire- RonKat Spearman Katdelic
Tonic Stride- Third Coast King
Gold Brick- Third Coast King
Waitin’ so Long- Nick Pride & the Pimptones (Smoove Remix) Ft. Jess Roberts
Ain’t no Chimneys in the Projects- Sharon Jones & the DapKings
the Tale of Mr. Morton- Skee Lo
Cannon in the Heavens- Lotus Ft. Lyrics Born
The Caterpillar Flying- Danny Moon
Coming in From the Cold- Bob Marley & the Wailers (live 9/23/80 Stanley Theater Pittsburgh, PA)
Where’s your Head at?- Fatboy Slim (live) ->
Traction- Fatboy Slim (live)
Blind Man- Cut Chemist
Telegraph- Grouse
Magic Doors- Portishead
The Incident- We Have a Ghost
Angel- Massive Attack
Run Ruldoph Run- CeeLo Green
We Wish you a Merry Jingle Bells Christmas- Redtenbacher’s Funkestra
Oh Tannenbaum- Vince Guaraldi
Winter Wonderland- Al Green
Señor Santa- Y La Bamba
Auld Lang Syne- Andrew Bird

Winter’s here hEAR

The middle portion of the show had a treat, not only was it the first full day of winter…but I had a chance to have a live on air conversation with Mr. Paul Winter. We discussed the 50th Anniversary Anthology of Count Me In 1962/1963, the adventure of being invited to the Kennedy White House and new work he is finishing up with a subtitle of “Migrating Birds Know No Boundaries” with the Great Rift Valley Orchestra. In talking, Mr. Winter and I found out we have a lot in common musically and otherwise and I look forward to keeping this new found friendship a bridge forward. Here’s the artists work that went with this:

Cowboy’s Dream- Tommy Emmanuel
Just Lookin’- Keb Mo Ft. Marcus Miller
Little Sally Walker- Syl Johnson
Off the Blues- Sol
Tax Free- Jimi Hendrix
Cop Show- Hey Now, Morris Fader Ft. Dana Colley
No Rain (Ripped Away Version)- Blind Melon
House with Haunting- Jaill
Khubani- J.K. Mayengani & the Shingwedzi Sisters
Nkuli’s Shuffle- the Klloks
Oriki- Duro/Jimmy Sholanke
Future Ancestors- Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra
Bleep Blop- Mojo Mancini->
Gone Tomorrow- Mojo Mancini
the Blimp- Fast N’ Bulbous ->
Ice Rose- Fast N’ Bulbous
Whoppin’ Blues- Nicholas Payton
Clank- Elliott Sharp’s Terraplane
East of the Sun (West of the Moon)- A.Parsons/G.Lewin/J.Patitucci/B.Monder
Los Mariachis- Charlie Mingus
The Thumper- the Paul Winter Sextet (live)
Casa Camara- the Paul Winter Sextet
***Live on air Conversation with Mr. Paul Winter***
Maria Ninguem- the Paul Winter Sextet (live Kennedy White House)
Black Snake Blues- the Fat Babies
Fiesta Mojo- Dizzy Gillespie

always burning liGht

Passings ons N’ offs and into the unknown never leaving the memory.

Backdrop for Urban Revolution- Marzette Watts
Spirits- Albert Ayler
Exotic Forest->- Sun Ra (live)
It’s After the End of the World- Sun Ra (live)
{Blonde Redhead} Melody- Matt Haimovitz/Christopher O’Riley
{Winter} Allegro- Chinese Baroque Players
Speak Low- Matt Eakle
Frozen Lake- Bob James/Keiko Matsui
That Old Thing- Béla Fleck & the Marcus Roberts Trio Ft. Rodney Jordan/Jason Marsalis
Just the Two of Us- Stephane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans
Rhum Bar- Steve Bailey
Firefly- Fourplay
I Can’t Thank Him Enough- Wings of Faith Juniors of Grand Rapids, MI
Beams of Heaven- Don Byron New Gospel Quintet
Dig a Little Deeper- Seth Walker
Subterranean Homesick Blues- Ben Sidran
Sweller on the Threshold- Van Morrison (live Grand Opera, Belfast)
***Lou Pallo Holiday Wish***
Avalon- Lou Pallo Ft. Frank Vignola
Payday- Lorenzo Menzerschmidt

I Belong to the Band- Scrapomatic
Cookie Jar- Purgatory Hill
Anyway the Wind Blows- Eric Clapton/JJ Cale
Hitch a Ride- Lulubelle III
A Hard Act to Follow- Stevie DuPree & the Delta Flyers

His Holy Modal Majesty->- M.Bloomfield/A.Kooper/S.Stills
Harvey’s Tune- M.Bloomfield/A.Kooper/S.Stills

Deposit hEAR

The final set is an open and close drop off drop in spot…..for your own sake:

GCS Drumline- Larry Graham & Graham Central Station
It’s Alright- Larry Graham & Graham Central Station
Rockin’ for a Good Cause- RonKat Spearman Katdelic
Things to Come- Hannah Williams & the Tastemakers
Heartbreaker- Alice Russell

Welcome to Nola- the New Mastersounds Ft. Papa Mali
Boogaloo- Stanley Turrentine
Stop & Look- Adrian Younge
Cancion del Fuego- Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band
Quinto Nivel- Empresarios

It’s All Right- Victor Wooten
Cogaxa- Henri Pierre Noel

Prozac- Dobie
Eclipsed- Danny Moon
Opium- Dead Can Dance
Stars- Roses Gabor
Everything Speaks- Diamond Rings

Kikkake- DJ Kentaro Ft. DJ Krush (Daedelus Remix)
Tomorrow- Lukid
Bali Hai- Hey, Rube!

Through the Storm- Karen Gibson Roc
Put Some Music on- Anji Bee
The Acieed that ate New York- Mark Imperial
El Ritmo Ft. Deuce Eclipse & Caipo of Bang Data- J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science

Beeline (Instr)DJ Eleven Ft. Sharina Doyle
Joy Part III- Olympic Cyclone Band
Everybody’s Waiting for the Man with the Bag- Black Praire Ft. Sallie Ford

Words with a View

a biGG greenarrowradio thank you to Jae Benjamin for being a guest on the show today. We spent time talking abut our shared friends and how influential and important they are to our successes, Steve Guttenberg, who is a mentor and friend to Jae (and perhaps a greenarrowradio listener) and all the movies, shows and a surprise event Jae will be a part of come early 2013. We will toGether have to follow him and what it miGht be as the year turns. Here is the music that went with the talk:

Portlandtown USA- Pancake Breakfast
I ain’t the Same- Alabama Shakes
My Love Won’t Wait- Gallant
Downwind- Sean Rowe

Psycho Main Title- Petra Haden
D’aimer et d’être aimé- Radioactive X Girlfriend
Waste a lot of things- Jaill

Full Force Gale- Van Morrison (live Grand Opera House, Belfast)
Uncle John- Jonathan Couton & John Roderick
*** On air Conversation with Jae Benjamin***
Chrystal Illusion- Creations Unlimited
the Players- Inner Circle
Don’t Make me Kill you- Angela Alexander & J.D. Sandler
So Much to Live for- the Lee Boys
Sir Duke- Devon Allman’s Honeytribe
Don’t Let the Green Grass Fool you- Huey Lewis & the News
There’ll be Some Changes made- Ray Charles
It Hurts me too- Nicky Hopkins/Ry Cooder/Mick Jagger/Bill Wyman/Charlie Watt
the Woodchuck- the Mannish Boys
Purgatory Pitch- Purgatory Hil
Lucky Seven- Stevie DuPree & the Delta Flyers
It Takes a lot to Laugh, it Takes a Train to cry- Lorenzo Menzerschmidt

Boom Boom Strange Brew- Buddy Guy (live)
Snow Glove Time Capsule- the Twin Cats

Branchin’ outta NowEAR

With a tribute to start and the reasons why to follow…The ones with the lonGest ear could rule the day..Here’s the start of today’s proGram:

Spring- Ravi Shankar
West Meets East- Ravi Shankar (interview responses from first time Western Live Audience)
Raga Kedara- Ravi Shankar
Color Splashes- the EXIT Project
Sweet Trouble- Omar Faruk Tekbilek
Seveda midir Yoksa- Yeni Turku

Tunak Tunak Tun- Red Baraat
Afro Horn Mix- Afro Horn Mx
Do you Know what it Means to Miss New Orleans- Chuck Curry

As it Falls- Elliott Sharpe’s Terraplane
London Cafe Blues- the Fat Babies
Cupbearers- the Paul WInter Sextet
Dizzy Moods- Charlie Mingus
Powell’s Prance- Clifford Brown & Max Roach
Waltz for Leeann- Steve Bailey
Take Five- Dave Brubeck (live Monterey Jazz Festival)
Margie- Dave Brubeck (live Monterey Jazz Festival)
Alegria- Chick Corea & Gary Burton (live)
MR7- Bones and Tones

Pokey LaFarge & South City Three

The Stoughton Opera House was a perfect spot to not just catch this show, but to be a part of it. Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three put on one hell of a rockabilly-jazz-jam with a side of Midwestern Blueswing that had the crowd hooked even before the first note was played. Pokey and the boys obviously had a great time playing and being in Milwaukee the night before so they guys were on a roll. These guys have a rolling commentary reminiscent the good ole days, with call backs from within the group to audience participation and all of this made the show get under your seat and light a fire. Even if you tried you miGht not be able to have a bad time. The sounds were ever more the hiGhlight. It is always a thrill to get samplings of the new material, and the boys brought some of those tunes to the front, while getting the point across with tunes like “Drinkin’ Whiskey Tonight”. This type of scene is more than a show, it is an event. One to look forward to as you mark it on your calendar’s the next chance you get. Certainly an event that was unique to that night, with no thought of doing the same ole thing on stage, we were laughing, stomping and clapping along. With the new album set to drop in the early spring, it was nice to hear those new tracks done, and done good. When Pokey and I chatted on air, he recalled how making the old sound new is really up to the listener, and I must say, the diversity sitting in the crowd proved one thing, dated or new, old or young….it sounded right on this night or any other.

eXtra Time to build

Didn’t untie the DJ who follows me so I had a chance to build another hour worth of tunes into a set as part of last week’s proGram:

Snow Theme- Lukid
Big B Plus- David Axelrod
Pedal Rhythm
(the Sequel)Sticky
Belly of the Beast- Neil Davidge
Fish Headz- Jafu

Hunters- Sounds from the Ground
Ra Ako St- Lindstrøm
Everyday- Simian Mobile Disco
Strut Your Techno Stuff- FAx Yourself
Pimpdaddy- Hey, Rube!

Give Peace a Chance- Yoko Ono (Karsh Kale Voices of the Tribal Massive Mix)
The Allure- Beats Antique
Closer to the Edge (Tad Wiley Remix)All Good Funk Alliance
Spiral (Sharma Remix)Bombay Dub Orchestra

Stand Up, Slow Down

I want to thank Pokey LaFarge for being a guest on the show…we talked about what to expect at the upcoming show in Stoughton at the Opera House, how the old style makes for great new sounds and how we sometimes get to where we are by slowing it down. Here is what accompanied:

the Energy Blues- Biz Markie
Lady Stardust- the Luyas
Misty Mountain Hop- the Resistance Organ Trio

Midnight Creepers- Midnight Magic
Afar (Original Ending)- Scrimshire
All I can do- Scrimshire Ft. Stac
All I Need is Love- CeeLo Green Ft. the Muppets

Why you Treat me so bad- Shaggy Ft. Grand Puba
The Van that got Away- Zongo Junction
Stank- SOL
Human Nature- Easy Star All Stars
Rocket Man- the Stiff Naked Fools
Mampama- Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars
Come and Dance- the Lijadu Sisters
I am Because (Africa Mix)- Rhythm del Mundo Ft. Shande

Heartbreaker- Alice Russell (Acoustic & Live)
the Guns of Brixton- Rupa & the April Fishes
Head to Toe- Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three
Weedwacker Rag- Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three
**On air Conversation with Pokey LaFarge**
Drinking Whiskey Tonight- Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three
Super Bad- James Brown (live Paris ’71 L’Olympia)
Kashmere- Oh No
Bus Ride- Reuben Wilson
They Won’t go (When I Go)- Stefon Harris & Blackout

Saturated Blue

In the middle the twinkle of starGaze deepens the momentum of colours as they saturate the blueS into the wide eyed haze…hEAR:

Ain’t the Same- Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three
Greenarrowradio/WSUM Promo- Lou Pallo
The Boudoir Stomp- Nicky Hopkins/Ry Cooder/Mick Jagger/Bill Wyman/Charlie Watts
Say Bossman- Bo Diddley
Isn’t it Wonderful- Ray Charles
Let it Come Naturally- George Soule ->
You can Always get it Where you got it- George Soule
Police Dog Blues- Lorenzo Menzerschmidt
Dr. Dupree’s Love Shop- Stevie DuPree & the Delta Flyers

One Bourbon One Scotch- Zakiya Hooker
Something’s Wrong- The Mannish Boys
It’s Nothing New- Eric Sardinas & Big Motor
Time will Tell- Purgatory Hill
Taller- Gringo Starr
Going out West- Gov’t Mule
(live 4/12/96 Atlanta)
Volunteered Slavery- the Derek Trucks Band
Miles Davis’ Funeral- Morphine
Vacuumulate- the Twin Cats
Stop- Liquid Soul
Crustacetron- Billy Martin/John Medeski
Salt Lick- Groovesession
the One- RonKat Spearman Katdelic
Singalong- Treva Whateva
More than Dancing- the Federation of Disco Pimp

Dreamer- Prince
Summercamp- the New Mastersounds

about FACEd

The beGinning of today allowed for the turn around of ones face. Turn the ears outside in. Check one two….. Here’s the way the about FACEd started:

Come Di- Daniela Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto
Old Languages- Lucy James

One Blue Truth- Bela Fleck & the Marcus Roberts Trio Ft. R.Jordan/J.Marsalis
228- Bones & Tones
Tar- the Rhythm Devils
Soul Taker- Najma Akhtar/Gary Lucas
Music for a Found Harmonium- Terrafolk ->
Walk, Don’t Run- Terrafolk
a Colloquial Dream (Scenes in the City)– Charles Mingus
Teo- Ellis Marsalis Quartet
Gertrude’s Bounce- Clifford Brown & Max Roach
Pony Express- the Paul Winter Sextet (live White House ’62)
Diesel- Jason Adasiewicz’s Sun Rooms
Interludio II- Omar Sosa ->
El Alba- Omar Sosa
Morning- Chuck Curry
Y’elena- Joe Zawinul & the Zawinul Syndicate (live @ Joe Zawinul’s Birdland)
Feel Each Day- Elliott Sharpe’s Terraplane

Pro Arte Quartet at the Chazen

Another in the Sunday Afternoon Live at the Chazen series, this time featuring the incredible Pro Arte Quartet:

Mozart: Adagio and Fugue in c minor, K. 546
Haydn: String Quartet in C, op. 54/2

Menuetto: Alegretto

Finale: Adagio-Presto-Adagio


Schubert: German dance #3 in D, D. 89
Schubert: String Quartet in Eb, D. 87

Allegro moderato
Scherzo: Prestissimo

Don’t run w/Frail PaGans

It was yet another thrill ride of an episode of Frail PaGans with friend of mine, Victor DeLorenzo. We started our segment by singing an impromptu rendition of “happy birthday” to one of VCic’s own, then talked about the way to properly listen to Perry Como, the Thankful Ghostly Trio and just why it is he likes to chase me around with the giant scissors, no really….we got down to the reasons why listening is often better than…. and there was a show…speaking of listening..and this conversation time was surrounded by the final portion of the show’s sets…hear’s that:

Brother Rapp- James Brown (Live at the Olympia Paris ’71)
Medley:Papa’s got a Brand New Bag/I got you(I Feel Good)/I got the Feelin’-(Live at the Olympia Paris ’71)
It’s Time- Kahil’s El’Zabar’s Ethnics Ft. Nona Hendryx
Serve & Protect- Soul Jazz Orchestra
(Frankie Francis & Sofrito Remix)
Salsa de Gala- Empresarios
Asi Soy- Deela Ft. Maria Garcia Lora
Life’s Gone Down Low- the Lijuda Sisters
Like a Gypsy
(Smoove Remix)Kojato & the Afro Latin Cougaritas
Straight & Arrow- Falty DL
Baby I got That- Bondax
Rock Solid- Pop Levi
Way Out West- the New Mastersounds

Frail PaGans Theme- Victor DeLorenzo
***Frail PaGans Episode 7- Victor DeLorenzo & MisterG***
Check the Gage- Lorenzo MenzerSchmidt
A Very Funky Christmas- Redenbacker’s Funkestra

Bodhichitta Dub- Eccodek (live)
A Bit of Redemption- Haze Factory
Plastic Fantastic (Naoan Remix)TKTTSM
Lonely Soul (Unkle Ft. Richard Ashcroft) DJ Shadow
Hide N Seek- DJ Vadim

Zion Time Always

I know how important radio is for me and I know how important it is for you, but we recently lost a friend to the proGram who loved to hear his name mentioned, and showed his happiness in waGGs. He duGG being the one waking up the humans to remind them, “Hey..It’s G time” and when I play music, I want everyone (humans included) to feel like it was their cake time…bones included. The middle portion of the proGram is a tribute to this pal, to my friend Zion, here is the shape of the setlist, with a tail waGG:

Inner City Plight- Box of Moxie
All it Takes- Simeon Peebler
Do you Hear- Cub Scouts
Half Way- Ana Never
Vikings in the Attic- Arms of Tripoli

Get your Adverbs Here- Buffalo Tom
Getting it Done- Honchie
Savoy Truffle- the Seventh Ring of Saturn
Wishing Well- Morphine
Shady Grove- Purgatory Hill
The Love you Save (Mississippi)– Lipbone Redding & the Lipbone Orchestra
Shoofly Pie- the Wood Brothers (live)
Can’t Let Go- Shemekia Copeland Ft. Oliver Wood
Chicken Town- James Mathus & His Knockdown Society
Buddy Bolden’s Blues- Steven Bernstein’s Millenial Territory w/Henry Butler (live Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival)
First Dance- Stevie DuPree & the Delta Flyers w/Marcia Ball
Neighbor, Neighbor- Gregg Allman Ft. Derek Trucks/Jimmy Hall
Don’t Miss Me- the Derek Trucks Band
Cozy & Bossa- Cozy Cole
The Hammer- Faye Adams
One More ‘Fore I Die- Preservation Hall Jazz Band Ft. the Del McCoury Band & Ed Helms (live)
If I can’t Have you- Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps
Funky Miracle- Porter/Batiste/Stoltz Ft. Page McConnell (live) ->
Sing a Simple Song- Porter/Batiste/Stoltz Ft. Page McConnell (live) ->
Rainy Day Women- Porter/Batiste/Stoltz Ft. Page McConnell (live)
Change Generation- RonKat Spearman’s Katadelic
Jump & Shout- Lakecia Benjamin Ft. Chinah Blac

Satisfaction- the Incredible Bongo Band
The Snake- Al Wilson
Insane in the Membrane- Prince Fatty

Metal Balcony HanGin’ Spot

If I made my way out to the Metal Balcony HanG out spot, I believe I would have taken these particular tracks with me and shared them to the mulitverse:

Mar de Leche II- Maya Beiser ->
Mar de Leche III- Maya Beiser
Half Wolf Dances Mad in Moonlight- Kronos Quartet
Pound for Pound- The Bad Plus
Evidence- Ellis Marsalis Quartet
Dewey Dah- John Ellis & Double Wide
Baptism on Concrete- Elliott Sharpe’s Terraplane Ft. Eric Mingus
Stumble- Soft Machine ->
Riff II- Soft Machine (live)
Antique- Michael Gibbs & the NDR Bigband
A Bun Dance- the Paul Winter Sextet

Crude Pursuit- Suite Crude ->
Ethioplutonia Strut- Suite Crude
Waiting in the Attic- Jason Adasiewicz’s Sun Rooms
the Afterthought- Stefon Harris & Blackout
the Damage Done- Michael Bellar/As Is Ensemble ->
Man, you Weren’t even There- Michael Bellar/As Is Ensemble
Scarlet Woman- Joe Zawinul & the Zawinul Syndacate (live)
Jiggy Jiggy- Steve Reid Ensemble
Greenarrowradio Theme- Mister Rourke