Worked that Direction

The first part of today’s proGram had the flashers on and the hazard cones set…I want to thank JT/Allison for being return guests to the proGram as their band, Birds of Chicago play the High Noon Saloon tonight. We had a nice conversation with highlighted their travels the past year, new tunes being worked upon and we shared plenty of lauGhs. They are always a welcomed part of the show. I gave away three pair of tickets to this evenings good times..Here is the detour we took around:

Black Rose- Piers Faccini
I Only Said- Kenny Feinstein
Happiness- Iska Dhaaf

Little Jose- Grey Reverend
This Way- Grey Reverend
Iskra Goodbye- Grooms

Magic Bus- the Who (live at Leeds)
Luigi’s Starlite Lounge- Chuck E. Weiss
Juvenile Delinquent- Chuck E. Weiss
Trippin’ Over Dragons- Billy Iuso Ft. Ivan Neville/Jaik Miller
Strollin’ with Bones- Reverend OrganDrum
Joyful Noise- the Derek Trucks Band
All Night Train- the Allman Brothers
She’s a Healer- Neil Young
Radar- Chris Whitley Ft. Dave Matthews & Bruce Hornsby
There is Something on Your Mind- Arnold McCuller
There’s More Where that Came From- George Soule
M’Lady- Sly & the Family Stone (oriGinal master in mono)
True to Myself- Ziggy Marley (live in Triple M Studio)
Tender Man- Mike Bleck
Take me Out to the Ballgame- Eddie Vedder (live @ Wrigley Field)
The Wide Sea- Birds of Chicago
**On air Conversation w/JT & Allison of Birds of Chicago**
Sugar Dumplin’- Birds of Chicago
Cannonball- Birds of Chicago


Where the Fire meets wood

I happened to fill in the second part of the Sunday open schedule fill in show with sounds from around…meetinG in the center where the fire meets wood. The start of the set was an almost eleven minute Raga from Ravi Shankar in his living room…followed immediately by new sounds from “Soul March” and by the end of the show, I featured friend of the proGram Sunny Jain’s Red Baraat as we prepare for them to d’hol and brass the Memorial Union Terrace this September. And maybe next week, I’ll throw another loG on the fire:

Raga Bhairavi- Ravi Shankar (live in his Living Room)
Behag- Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon
Madness- Katayoun Goudarzi & Shldjaat Khan

Husband- Balafon Marimba Ensemble
You Can’t Dance- TRIAD TRUST ImprovED
Tikifite- Noura Mint Seymali
Karaw- Vieux Farka Toure (live 2011 Amarrass Desert Festival)

Maktoube- Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa
Andalucia- Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica
Tu Nombre- Alex Cuba

Big Talk- Red Baraat


Something Jazzified

Hey, I like my Sunday start to be jazzerific…and so I did an open schedule fill in to do just that….here is how I tied the jazzification into your day:

Opus 1- Resonance
Prelude/So What- Resonance
Tea For Two- Kanji Ohta & the Jazz Family w/Jimmy Heath (live 9/23/02)
Esprit de Four- Fourplay

In A Gadda Da Vida- the Jost Project
The Amazing Demme- Donald Harrison Jr.
If by Air- J.Redman/A.Parks/M.Penman/E.Harland
Bloomdido- Charlie Parker
Cosmos #2- Michael Ray & the Cosmic Krewe
6666- Michael Ray & the Cosmic Krewe
Legacy- Chick Corea
Deconstruction- David Chesky
Flat Out- the Wolff & Clark Expedition

Metisse- Omar Sosa (live a FiP)
Geppetto- The Matthew Finck Jonathan Ball Project Ft. Randy Brecker
West Coast Blues- Wes Montgomery
Head Hunting- the Headhunters
Turn Your Lights Down Low- Etienne Charles
Dear Lord (give me strength)- Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Pledge for Peace- Chick Corea Ft. Stanley Clarke & Ravi Coltrane (live)

(Can You Guess Which Track in this list is almost 15minutes in duration?)


Legs Rub Hop

The second half of the proGram was the one if you were a buGG on the wall…what you miGht see should be accompanied by its own soundtrack….If only:

Skillet- Boston Horns
This & That- Liquid Soul
Ain’t Nobody- Youngblood Brass Band
Bump- Raya Brass band
I’ve got a Sousamaphone- Riot Jazz Brass Band

Creole (intro)- Etienne Charles
Creole- Etienne Charles
Fire & Brimstone- Trombone Shorty

Soul Power ’74- Maceo & the Macks
Sensimilla Street- Kermit the Frog/Big Bird Ft. Elmo
Can’t get you Out of my Head- the Third Degree (Smoove Remix)
Gidget- the Mackrosoft

Listen Here- Eddie Harris Ft. Marcus Printup (remix by G.U.R.U.)
Sweet & Saccharine- the Spandettes (Whiskey Baron Remix)
The Road- Lea Lea Ft. Horace Andy & Serocee (DJ Vadim Remix)
Vibes- Dub Gabriel Ft. Jahdan Blakkamore
Love You More- Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad (Dub Architect Mix)

Squel Piggy- Dr. Didg
Smoke- Jerry Leake
Nadie Como Tu- Alex Cuba Ft. Nelly Furtado
The Boulevard of Broken Dreams- Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica

You Know You Like it- Aluna George
I Used to Think- Pillowfight
Joy N2- Tetine


This Too Shall Burn

The first half of today’s show lit a fire under, inside and all around..the alarms were blaring and flashing…but thru it all I just continued to cook….He’s the Gas for the fire:

Summer is Over- Dent May
Whiskey in the Jar- Grateful Dead (Rehearsal Session)
Rodeo- Paul Allen & the Underthinkers Ft. Chrissie Hynde
The Rock- Deer Tick
Leap Frog- Hiatus Kaiyote
59 Crunch- Heart

Best Bad Luck- Bandallamas Ft. Jane Wiedlin
Baby I like it- Slightly Stoopid Ft. Bob Weir/Ivan Neville/Don Carlos/Karl Denson/Ian Neville (live 9/13/2011 TRI Studio)
Workin’ Woman Blues- Valerie June
Just Dance with Me- the F & G Band Ft. Sandra Taylor
Dance to the Music- Sly & the Family Stone (mastered sample in mono)

The Road- Frootful Ft. Mazen
If it Don’t fit Don’t Force it- Melvin Sparks Ft. Nikki Armstrong
Laika- the Cactus Channel
Skeet- Orgone

How Does the Brain Wave?- Baby Elephants Ft. David Byrne
Sunday Dream- Rex Riddem
Angels & Demons at Play- Michael Ray & the Cosmic Krewe
122 St. Marks- David Fiuczynski & John Medeski
On the D.L.- Dirk Quinn
Koona’s Groove- Dirk Quinn


Get Inside the Ear

Did a Open Schedule Fried Day fill in…just to wiGGle around in your ears some….yeah, let’s have an earsome..

Tall Tall Shadow- Basia Bulat
Outta Sight- Love Inks
The Chronicles of Office Politics- Empra
Born too late- Dent May

Marigold- J.Roddy Walston & the Business
7 Times Around the Sun- Jim Jones Revue
In Our Time- Deer Tick Ft. Vanessa Carlton
Thyme- Deer Tick

Til the Following Night- Screaming Lord Sutch & the Savages
Fire Breathing Tiger- Sunwolf
Fanatic- Heart
Take me to the River- P.Shaffer/L.Kravitz/A.Green/BB King/Sheryl Crow (live 10/23/99)
Satisfaction- Bandallamas
Restless- Paul Allen & the Underthinkers Ft. Ivan Neville
Tears, Tears & More Tears- Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint
Imperial March- Metallica
Deliza- J.C. Crossfire
Stop & Go- Jim Allchin

that’s what I Likes About you- Junior Markham (live)
It’s Been a Real Bad Morning- the F & G Band Ft. Sandra Taylor
Best of Times- Sheryl Crow (live)
Who Stole my Monkey- Leftover Salmon (live winter 2013)

Piedras Negras- the Krayolas
Just One Kiss- Beau Jocque & the Zydeco Hi Rollers
We Rise Again- Gogol Bordello
Glocks- Slightly Stoopid & Friends (live TRI Studio 9/13/2011)
Everyday People- Sly & the Family Stone
(single master in mono)
Underdog- Sly & the Family Stone (single master in mono)
A Star is Born- the Legendary Pink Dots


From a Martian Sun

The second half of the other days proGram took the shuttle to space, holding on to the handrails and grabbing all my belonGings, I tried to take you with me. The ride was spacious and the views were outta siGht…..Here’s what the sounds were:

Zeplike- Slightly Stoopid (live TRI Studio 9/13/2011)
Anywhere I go- Slightly Stoopid Ft. Oguen Ocon (live TRI Studio 9/13/2011)

The Hour- Valerie June
Drop on Me- the James Hunter Six
Fireball of Love- Shuggie Otis
You’re the One- Sly & the Family Stone (live Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert)
previously unissued
Hot Lava- Perry Farrell & D.V.D.A
Benedict’s Boogaloo- Frootful
Sexx Laws- Dr. Lonnie Smith & David FATHEAD Newman
Crawlin’- Akashic Record
Vog- David Fiuczynski & John Medeski
Deuce in the Hole- Orgone
Human Being (Bedrock Steady)- Stereo MC’s
Some Free Places- the Tritonics
Revolution- Little Harry
Something About it- the Green

Istanbul Twilight- the Brooklyn Funk Essentials
Una Linea de Luz- Kinky
Una Mazcla CosteƱa- Atroplis Ft. Darwin Escorcia
The Brazilian Hipster- Fort Knox Five
A Blues Thang- Basement Freaks

Girl from Ipanema- Ezel Ft. Tamara Wellons
Blinded- EO

The Agony- Deltron 3030
Nouveau Quatro- Quentin Quatro


W O R T funkNsoul

So I filled in for Mad Mad Marcus on his rock N soul revue and put the wood to it. We had Dan the cake man show up to make the evening one to remember, or forGet depending on where you sat..Here is how I decided to funk your soul:

Gotta Serve Somebody- Shirley Caesar
Expressions Theme- Lee Fields & the Expressions
My World- Lee Fields & the Expressions
Destination You- Shuggie Otis
What’s That Got To Do With Me- Sly & The Family Stone (previously unissued)
Son of a Preacherman- Soul Summit Ft. Susan Tedeschi & Reggie Young (live at the Berks)
Money- Jamal Thomas
Nighttime is the Right Time- John Scofield Ft. Warren Haynes
Chickenfoot- Jive Turkeys
Afro Fred- Ikebe Shakedown
Ice Cream Samich- Skeebo Knight Ft. Chuck Leavell
Magik Karpet Ride- the Brooklyn Funk Essentials
Testify- Cadillac Jones
Su, Su, Su- P Funk All Stars Ft. Trey Lewd
Never Ending Love- Funkadelic
Baby Elephants N’ Thangs- Baby Elephants Ft. George Clinton
Spreading Hope Like Dope- Bootsy Collins Ft. Dr. Cornell West
After These Messages- Bootsy Collins Ft. Samuel L. Jackson
Coming with the Sound- Resin Dogs
Fire & Brimstone- Trombone Shorty
Speedball- Boston Horns
I Was Meant to be Rich- Liquid Soul
Damn Right I am Somebody- Fred Wesley & the JBs
Inversion Layer- Robert Walter’s 20th Congress
I Thank You- Tower of Power Ft. Tom Jones


and if you goto the WORT archives and click Play on the latest Mad Man Marcus Rock N Soul Revue, there’s a couple of days left to listen to the show.

I’ll Take Some Rips

The official first half of yesterday’s proGram had a certain feel to it…unexplainable…yet it felt like someone was there all along….then there was the slow burn:

Right Now- Mark Knopfler & Emmy Lou Harris
More Than You Deserve- Big Daddy Love (live at Ziggy’s 11/21/2012)
Night Life- Elvis Presley
Valley of the Saroos- the Blue Men
Johnny Remember Me- John Leyton
Angel Eyes- Sunwolf
Never Let You Go- the Jim Jones Revue
Sweat Shock- J. Roddy Walston & the Business
One and the Same- Goldspot

Drugs- Talking Heads
The Pancha Suite- Emerson Lake & Palmer
Close but not Touching- Emerson Lake & Palmer
Butter or Cannons- Frank Zappa
Dogon Genesis- Lumerians
Caution (don’t step on the tracks)- Grateful Dead (11/3/65)
Mason’s Children- Grateful Dead (1970)
On Your Way Down- Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint
Mr. Bell’s Shuffle- Robert Nighthawk
501 Boogie- Professor Longhair
Ain’t Nothing but a Party- Ace Moreland (live)
Pitch Pitch Boogie- Jeff Pitchell
Mississippi Boll Weevil- North Mississippi All Stars
She Won- Pristine


Jazzed BeGinnings

Went in a little early to make sure I had the opportunity to spin certain songs on this list. Although many of these tracks are radio lonG in duration, each deserved me a time to find to give ’em a go. The airwaves sure were friendly to them. Here’s where they started:

For Members Only- Kanji Ohta & the Jazz Family w/Jimmy Heath (live Queens College 9/22/02)
Maria Has Lost Her Soul- Rimbobante
B’Shnultimate- B’Shnorkestra

Grooves From the Underground- David Chesky
Time to Make a Move- the Aperturstic Trio
Country Slickers- J. Walrath/P. Aaberg/K. Roberti
The World is Waiting for the Sunrise- Dick Hyman & Ken Peplowski (live at the Kitano)

For Cootie & Clark- James Zollar
The Mo’ Doctor- James Zollar

Oh, Good Grief- Vince Guaraldi Trio
Leap Frog- Charlie Parker
Sack of Woe- Nat Adderley


Oh But I Did

For the second half of the Thursday Open Schedule show, I opened it without heeding the warninG…it’s okay…it was just filled with some rockin’ Rhythms & Blues:

Talkin’ Mile- Scrapomatic
The Gypsy- The James Hunter Six
Wanna Be On Your Mind- Valerie June

Come Along- Morphine (live 03/07/1994 Detroit)
All Day Sucker- Stevie Wonder
Nobody Else But You- Emily Bell
Wonder Woman- Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint
Sugar Daddy- Corey Harris & Henry Butler
Grasshoppers in my Pillow- Amos Garrett
That’s It- Chris Cotton
Who Did You Think I was- John Mayer Trio Ft. Steve Jordan/Pino Palladino (live)
Making the Bend- Tab Benoit
Justifyin’- Buddy Guy
Late Midnight- Stormy Monday & Louisiana Red (live at 55)
Tell Me- Pristine
Ain’t no Fun to Me- W.C. Clark
Cold Cold World- Floyd Miles (live)
Big Mama’s in the House- Midnight Creepers (live)
Whiskey River- Jeff Pitchell Ft. Cotton
Come What May- Todd Wolfe Band
Hush Hush- Omar Kent Dykes w/Jimmie Vaughn
Ain’t Treaten me Right- Luther GUITAR JR Johnson
It’s too Late Brother- Long John Baldry
Badly Bent- King Biscuit Boy & Crowbar
Gotta Gimme Some of it- Paul James & John Hammond
Ain’t no Bread in the Breadbox- Roy Rogers & Norton Buffalo
Bo Diddley is Crazy- Bo Diddley
Friend of Mine- North Mississippi All Stars (live Bonaroo 6/11/2004)
Bad Bad Pain- North Mississippi All Stars (live Bonaroo 6/11/2004)
Get Ready- Robert Randolph Family Band


Ribbed Tube Pleasure

Did a Thursday open schedule fill in and here is the first half…for your pleasure:

It’s Not Mud- Trout Fishing in America
Let it Grow->ShakedownStreet->Let it Grow- Big Daddy Love (live Ziggy’s 11/21/12)

Red Staggerwing- Mark Knopfler & Emmy Lou Harris
Gimme One Reason- Eric Clapton & Tracy Chapman (live)
Ms. Santa Cruz County- Leftover Salmon/Cracker
Lou Rider- Jonathan Rice
It’s Gotta Be About me- the Jim Jones Revue

Just like Eddie- Heinz
I’ll be Your Mirror- the Velvet Underground Ft. Nico
Somewhere in the East- Goldspot
Dr. Misery- Sunwolf
Push it- Sunwolf
Black Light- J.Roddy Walston & the Business

Clumsy Sky- Girl In A Coma
Everyone Knows- Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Sounds- Summer Cannibals
Anarchy in the U.K.- Green Jelly
Man on Fire- Chris McDermott & His Wild Combo
Wolf Like Me- T.V. on the Radio (live at Amoeba Music 9/22/06)
Surly Ambassador- Books on Tape
Lint of Love- Cibo Matto
Sugar Assault Me Now- Pop Levi
Electric Guitar- Talking Heads
Light up or Leave me Alone- Traffic
Canario- Emerson Lake & Palmer
Ten Years Gone- Led Zeppelin
Astronomy Domine- David Gilmore w/Baltic Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra(live in Gdanek)
Think- Jerry Garcia Band (live)
Change of Pace- Groovesession
Honk if you- Oteil & the Peacemakers


See the Hearing

The second set of the other days proGram got off to a jazzed up start and kept the senses sensing the rest of the way…Take a look:

Dance of the Macrocosmic People- the Aperturistic Trio
Blues for McCoy- the Mike LeDonne Trio (live)
Jazz in the New Harmonic- David Chesky

Galaxy 32 Star 4- Chick Corea
Dorita- Will Calhoun
Liberty (part2)- Art Ensemble Syd Ft. Michael Gregory Jackson
Rattlin’ Bones- Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Rhum N Zouc- Jean Luc Ponty
When it all Falls Down- Jacob Bain & Publish the Quest
Thina Sobabini- Skip & Die
Bring Back the Love (ondular mix)- Bebel Gilberto
the Man (Emanative Space Remix)- Omar
Unrock- Gabriel Rios
He Mele No Ku’u Hawai’i- the Green
Good Vibe Killah- the Green
Hawai’i Aloha- the Green
Healing of the Nation- Big Youth
Sounding Zone- 10 Ft. Ganja Plant

Her Majesty’s Socialist Request- RJD2
Gotta Make me a Gun- Basement Freaks
Razorback- Two Fingers

Shake- Tetine


Which Came First

The first half of today’s proGram answered many questions while asking more..Can you diGG?

Hot Club Swing- David Grisman
Nashville Flood- Big Daddy Love (live at Ziggy’s 11/21/2012)
Grandma’s Hands- Willie Nelson Ft. Mavis Staples

Ease my Revolutionary Mind- Tom Morello (live Kennedy Center)
Back on Top- Compass Rose (live Brink Lounge Madison, WI 4/9/13)
Down Low- Paul Allen & the Underthinkers Ft. Ivan Neville
The Inner Light- Todd Wolfe Band
Funny Little Tragedy- Gov’t Mule

Don’t Cry Sister- JJ Cale & Eric Clapton
I Had a Dream- Papa Mali
All American- Robert Randolph & the Family Band
Stop that Train- Jerry Garcia Band (live 1990)
What’d I say- Elvis Presley
Give me Your Heart- Emily Bell
Sweet & Saccharine- The Spandettes
Puttin’ it on Your Mind- Jimmy Preacher Ellis
Baby You got Soul- Iris Bell Trio Ft. Butch Miles

P Park (Kerbside Plays George)- the Kerbside Collection
Foxhunting- Robert Walter’s 20th Congress
Fuck Yeah- Fuck Monster

A Special Morning- Raplh Myerz & the Jack Hanen Band
Loser- Dr. Lonnie Smith & David FATHEAD Newman
Wey Oh!- Riot Jazz Brass Band
The Plank will Nod & You will go (Instr)- Youngblood Brass Band

No Cents- Liquid Soul


stranGe Paw Print

The second half of the Morning Zoo hump day fill in captured an animal who must have snuck onto the grounds…never before seen prints from the creatures walking parts..Where it went or how the prints just disappEARed into the snack bar is still a mystery, but it skulked around the joint while listening to these tracks:

Dancer & the Moon- Blackmore’s Night
Reah Tapuach- Isra Alien

Pushing Against a Stone- Valerie June
Make it Better- Jann Klose
Koman Tong- Lumerians

Working Man’s Blues- Aceyalone Ft. Cee Lo Green
Voodoo Romanowski Island Mix- Romanowski Vs. Dusty

Eclipse- Osunlade
Close to Me (Instr)- the Impellers
Adjust- Atropolis
Sakalav- Christine Salem

Waiting- the Dismemberment Plan
Stolen Youth- Roots Manuva
Hold Me Tight- the Green

Kdogg 7- Boston Horns


Atop the caGe Zoo View

I decided to do a Wednesday morning fill in from 6-8am as the host who is usually in the slot, has moved off to teach English in a foreiGn land..I wish him well (and the students, too!). So, I was officially in the “Morning Zoo” at the station and wanted to make sure I lived up to it….the first half of the show was from the top of the caGe where out is so close:

Back of the Line- Raffertie
Behold, A Pale Horse- Ebony Bones Ft. The Mumbai Symphony Orchestra

Wives- Summer Cannibals
Please Believe Me- Upside Down
Tiger Tank- Speedy Ortiz

the Real Me- the Who
Straw into Gold- Paul Allen & the Underthinkers Ft. Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart)
Death on a Pale Horse- White Sails
Within You, Without You- Jack Ellister

Let’s Get High- Letters to Cleo
Grinnin’ in Your Face- Gov’t Mule
Mule- Gov’t Mule Ft. John Popper
Turn the Tables on You- Jeff Pitchell
Everybody Wants to Rule the World- Moreland & Arbuckle
I’ll Tell You Why- Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks Ft. Tom Waits
I Wanna be Your Boyfriend- the Krayolas
Won’tcha Please Don’t Do it- Pokey LaFarge
Nil- Islands



The second half of the proGram was the exo-skeletal relief of leavinG ones old skin behind….. Itsee finally let her old go and here’s what was playinG as it went down…err off…..Ahhhhhhhhhh!:

Aparthate- Romanowski
Casino- Ralph Myerz & the Jack Harren Band
Soul Trader- Secret Society
Peace- Exodus Quartet
Earthsong- Batu
The Same Thing- Global Noize (67 Mullholland Drive Mix)
Is It Because I’m Black- Lloyd Williams
Wake up Brothers- Doug Hammond
Good One- the Green
Ride Riddem- Errol Scorcher
Black Shadow- Prince Jazzbo

Terror Flu- Hearts of Darkness
Buy Africa- Baloji L’Orchestre de la Katuba Ft. Kuku
Aja Wondo- Uppers International

Waya Waya all the Way Down- Teaspoon
Mikonepa- Christine Salem
The Other Side of Rainbow- Gogol Bordello
Spin that Wine- Kinky
The Hop- Radio Citizen Ft. Bajka
It Get’s Better- Madchild
Cherry Pickling (agitated by Ross Orton & DJ Pipes)- Toddla T
Rock for You- Electric III

Central Reservation (the then again version)- Beth Orton


Sit my winGed friend

Just happened to stop by for the first half of today’s proGram…..the chatter was liGht and the meaninG is heavy:

Back to the Way- Emily Bell
Pupville- David Grisman
Somewhere all the Time- Samantha Crain
So Brand New- Dinosaur Bones

Flaming- Jack Ellister
Laguna Sunrise- White Sails
The Band- Me & My Kites

Riding in my Car- Donovan (live Kennedy Center)
He Don’t Care- Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
Sidemousin’ the Bong- Mike Watt
Six String From Hell- Paul Allen & the Underthinkers Ft. Joe Walsh
Last Will & Testament- JJ Cale & Eric Clapton
Nothing But You- Todd Wolfe Band
Tall Boogie- Moreland & Arbuckle
Good Lovin’- Robert Randolph Family Band

Chicken Switch- the James Hunter Six
Hannibowl’s Revenge- Orgone

To Be or Not to Be- Maceo Parker
Lobster Boy’s Revenge- Liquid Soul
Threadin’ the Needle- Liquid Soul
Jackie’s Song- Boston Horns Ft. Melvin Sparks
Little Business- Robert Walter’s 20th Congress