It’s About The Art

The second portion of the proGram took a look at the all around art in it all:

Inner City Blues- Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express
Love is Blind- The Hawkmen
Talking Black- Anatoly Ice & Dariya
Soar- Crowd Company
Get In The Groove- Crowd Company

Irvin, Turn It Up Interlude- Kermit Ruffins & Irvin Mayfield Ft. Wendell Pierce
Good Life- Kermit Ruffins & Irvin Mayfield Ft. Bailey Flores, Glen David Andrews & John Boutté

Beat Sample- Kind & Kinky Zoo
Jump The Gun- Kind & Kinky Zoo Ft. Afu Ra
Hurricane Train (Soul Brigada Remix)- Kind & Kinky Zoo
Good Vibes- Amp Fiddler Ft. Only Child
Through Your Soul- Amp Fiddler Ft. Babz Fiddler & J Dilla
Return Of The Ghetto Fly- Amp Fiddler Ft. J Dilla/T3/Neco Redd

Ecstasy (Proleter Remix)- Wax Tailor
The Road Is Ruff [Benji Blow Remix]- Wax Tailor Ft. Lee Fields
Phonograph (Le Parasite Remix)- Wax Tailor
Forward Motion- Josh One Ft. Shirt
Clockwise- Josh One Ft. Quincy McCrary

The Love Arcade- Ursula 1000
Saturday Boogie- Ursula 1000
Feel it- Ursula 1000

Celebrate All Colors Equally

The first portion of the proGram sees all the colors around us in the same liGht.

Syntactic Adventures- Adam Rudolph
Jewish Cowboy The Real Josh Geller- Danny Fox Trio
Truant- Danny Fox Trio
Old Wash World- Danny Fox Trio

Dance Number- Rez Abbasi Ft. Vijay Iyer, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Johannes Weidenmueller, Dan Weiss & Elizabeth Mikhael
Orangevile- Mostly Other People Do The Killing
Green Briar- Mostly Other People Do The Killing
Lamented (interlude)- (U)nity Ft. Elena Pinderhughes
Guarapachanga Bae Bro Remix- (U)nity

Come Together- Dave Askren & Jeff Benedict
Boom Tune- Mark Kelso & the Jazz Exiles
Zig Zag- Mark Kelso & the Jazz Exiles

L O V E- Acute Inflections
Kiss- Acute Inflections
In A Mellow Tone- Ella Fitzgerald (live at Zardi’s)
It All Depends on You- Ella Fitzgerald (live at Zardi’s)

The Bend- Toni Jordan
Blues King Mambo- Harmonica “Blues King” Harris
My Very Own- Donald Woods & The Vel Aires

Reflection of Past Trees

The second portion of the program shimmered into a tree view of the times gone:

Auctioneers- Mickey Hart
The Lost Coast- Mickey Hart
Jerry- Mickey Hart

Sultan Song- Rob Wasserman Ft. Ustad Sultan Khan
Come Take Everything (intro)- Sameer Gupta
Come Take Everything- Sameer Gupta

The Kingmaker- The Elf off Mustapha’s Shelf
Yellow House- Mostly Other People Do The Killing
Plum Run- Mostly Other People Do The Killing
I Feel The Earth Move- Jim Gelcer

Fire Drills- Dessa
Roll Credits- The Urban Renewal Project Ft. Elmer Demond
Doppio Macchiato- Mr. Lif & Brass Menazeri
Hump Day- Mr Lif & Brass Menazeri

Wrong Way- Josh One Ft. Shana Halligan
Jewels- Josh One Ft. Blu, Divine Styler & Conny Franko
Flowers- Sampa The Great Ft. Remi
Healer- Sampa The Great Ft. zaachariaha
Like a Motherless Child- Moby

Erotic City- Prince (Maragkis Rework)
Boyz in the Wood- Restless Leg Syndrome
Trippin’- Restless Leg Syndrome
Chashm- SaQi Ft. Fanna Fi Allah
Dreamtime- SaQi Ft. Shazieh & Attallah
The Dark Riff- SaQi

Richard’s Space

This was the place. The first part of today’s proGram took me back.

Sleep- Leah Calvert
Liquor and a Consequence- Leah Calvert
Having a Rave Up- The Prefab Messiahs
Outtayerhands- The Prefab Messiahs

Liquor Store- Marvelous Funkshun
Don’t Go Into That Room- Col. Bruce Hampton and The Madrid Express (live at the Vista Room)
There Was A Time- Col. Bruce Hampton and The Madrid Express (live at the Vista Room)
Right Now- Col. Bruce Hampton and The Madrid Express (live at the Vista Room)

ChuckMangioneRochesterJoeCola- Sewer Rats BK
Shut Up- Sewer Rats BK
The Kingmaker- The Elf off Mustapha’s Shelf

Why Don’t You Do Right- Ella Fitzgerald (live at Zardi’s)
Airmail Special- Ella Fitzgerald (live at Zardi’s)
Face Your Fear- Curtis Harding
Need My Baby- Curtis Harding

Please Don’t Go- Floyd Dixon
My Josephine- Otis Blackwell
Little Daddy- Big Bertha
Do Whatcha Wanna Interlude- Kermit Ruffins & Irvin Mayfield Ft. Rebirth Brass Band
Allen Toussaint- Kermit Ruffins & Irvin Mayfield Ft. Cyril Neville
Footwork- Kermit Ruffins & Irvin Mayfield Ft. Rebirth Brass Band & Cyril Neville

Everything You do, You Do For Yourself- Guy One
Joyous- Galaxia
Mr. Morris (Spectra Sonic Sound Session Live Version)- The Filthy Six

Lovely Lady- Gridline
Big Bite- Kind & Kinky Zoo
La Jupe Volante- Kind & Kinky Zoo
The 13th Floor- Wooten Chambers Franceschini
Caught in the Act- Wooten Chambers Franceschini

The Spark- Crowd Company
Hold You Close- The Allergies
Rhythm- Funkallisto Ft. Trio Vermelho
Marcelito el Tropicano- Funkallisto

Loki Out & About

Loki the cat loves adventure and playing with friends. When his family moves into a new home on the other side of town, he needs a little help finding his way across town back to his pals. This is the story-line to the new children’s book, “Loki Out & About” by Molly Bandt and Tina Murua. Join Loki and his family in this tale of determination, friendship and weave your way through the journey within a beautiful city scene that is very reminiscent of a familiar Wisconsin area.

I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Molly Bandt about the story behind the story and how Loki’s adventures were not so far off from reality. We took time to discuss the process behind getting a story to form from a shared thought and the work that went into getting this project off the ground as a brand new author. Molly’s adventure is just as interesting (almost) as Loki’s. Not only did Molly turn a story into a book, but she was able to use her painting skills to create the colorful and eye-catching illustration that grace the pages within the covers. The book is published by Orange Hat Publishing in Waukesha, Wisconsin. For more information on where to find this book, whether it’s for a read aloud with family and friends or a cool gift idea for the kid in all of us, Click here.

Illustration by Molly Bandt

Always Be Ready For Action

The extra hour open schedule travelers set was honored by giving you a sixteen minute radio debut from our friends over at Amarrass Records to start off the set.

Nagma > Ranaji- Barmer Boys & Himmelrum
Festival Preparations- Ravi Shankar
Mellow- Noaccordian
Response- Noaccordian Ft. Benny Langfur
Divojcice Rozice- Astrid Kuljanic Transatlantic Exploration Company

Azzaman- Imarhan
Si Filemon- Lea Salonga
Waray Waray- Lea Salonga
Im Telech (If You Go)- Idan Raichel

Warp- Rini
Serene- Rini
Coctel- Mitu

The Trail Less Disturbed

The second portion of the reGularlly scheduled program took to where no one went:

On and On- Curtis Harding
Go As You Are- Curtis Harding
Time De Tough- The Emperor
Caravan- Chuz Alfred & His Combo
Mambo Mambo Baby-Paul Boyers Band Ft. Pattie Parish

greenarrowradio promo- Sharon Jones
Pass Me By- Sharon Jones & the DapKings
Searching For a New Day- Sharon Jones & the DapKings
When I Saw Your Face- Sharon Jones & the DapKings
Don’t Throw Your Love in the Garbage Can- Martha High
Unwind Yourself- Martha High

The Next 24- Ikebe Shakedown
Brushfire- Ikebe Shakedown
Out of The Shadows- Ikebe Shakedown

Push On- The Allergies
Buzzsaw- The Allergies Ft. Andy Cooper
Super Freak- The Traffic
Commando- Piero Umiliani
Non Mollare- Piero Umiliani
Petra Team Jazz- Piero Umiliani

Saturday Night Dogs- Funkallisto
Kinky Regards- Kind & Kinky Zoo
I’m Feeling You- Amp Fiddler
Estre- Guy One Ft. Florence Adooni

Climbing Into Your Ears

The first portion of the regularly scheduled proGram got the hiking UP:

Mississippi Farewell- Paul Creswell
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight- Jim James
Blue Skies- Jim James
The Man Who Loves You- Karen and The Sorrows

S’Wonderful- Ella Fiztgerald (live at Zardi’s)
It’s Bernie’s Tune- Ella Fiztgerald (live at Zardi’s)
I’ve Got You Under My Skin- Seal

Van Gogh Blues- The Voltags (live)
Hot Flash- The Voltags
Psychsploitation- The Prefab Messiahs
The Man Who Killed Reality- The Prefab Messiahs
Peaches en Regalia- The Ed Palermo Big Band
Emperor of the Highway- The Ed Palermo Big Band

Tone Reverse (Ubique – Live: Maubeuge 2000)- Art Zoyd
Les Borogoves (La nuit du Jabberwock – Live: Armentièrres 2002)- Art Zoyd
Three Women- Lorenzo Feliciati Ft. Cuong Vu, Antonio Jasevoli, Davide Savarese, Stan Adams, Pierluigi Bastioli & Duilio Ingrosso
Surgery- LEF
Parallel Powers- LEF

Summer’s Coming- Gizmodrome
Stark Naked- Gizmodrome
While Growing My Hair- Kris Gietkowski
The Same Sun- The Pretty Things
Renaissance Fair- The Pretty Things
She Says Good Morning- The Pretty Things

Freedom Is a Word- Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Ft. Vic Mensa
#Aesthetic Alien- Moist Paula

Cold Tree Warm Bark

The second portion of the proGram knows what is on the way.

Hard Times- Kaidi Tatham
Elevate- Robert Carvalho
J’aime marcher- Souleance
Brown Bags- Souleance
Put Me in Your Pocket- Amp Fiddler Ft. Dames Brown, Will Sessions & Chris Bruce

Sweet Memories- Gizelle Smith
greenarrowradio promo- Sharon Jones
Girl You Got to Forgive Him- Sharon Jones & the DapKings
These Tears No Longer For You- Sharon Jones & the DapKings
Oh What a Feeling- Martha High
Mama Feelgood- Martha High

***Pre-recorded Conversation with Meah Pace***
Ho Ho Ho (Santa’s Gotta Go)- Smoota Presents Meah Pace
Freedom- Brass Against The Machine
Cold as Ice- Bekon
Iron Sharpening Iron- The Expanders
Tell Them Ja Ja- The Expanders
More to Say- The Frightnrs
Do Unto Others- The Frightnrs

Party Line- Victor Rice
Bermuda Triangle- Victor Rice
Real Time Illusion- Dub Gabriel Ft. The Spaceape
Freedom Dub- Dub Gabriel Ft. Ranking Joe

Om Namah Shivaya- Panduranga Henderson
Exodus (Victor Rice Dub)- Tackhead
Don’t Ask Y- The Urban Renewal Project Ft. Camp Lo
Overture- The Urban Renewal Project

Garden Glow

The first portion of this week’s proGram helped to make the garden glow:

Reality- Collaborateurs
Born to Die- King Khan
Run Doggie Run- King Khan

The End- The Voltags
Shock Treatment- The Voltags

Let’s Stomp- The Mosquitos
Gimme Love- Vista Kicks
greenarrowradio promo- Peter Parcek
World Keep ON Turning- Peter Parcek
Fixin’ to Die- Col. Bruce Hampton & The Madrid Express (live at the Vista Club)
I’ve Got My Bloodshot Eyes on You- Bobby Kyle
No Angels- Samantha Fish

Baby What You Want Me To Do- The Original Blues Brothers Band
Qualified- The Original Blues Brothers Band Ft. Dr. John
Thank You- Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (live at Red Rocks)
I Did It- Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (live at Red Rocks)
I Don’t Wanna Be Without You- The James Hunter Six

La Cuca Rochman- Joe Bonsall
Bon Ton Roula- Herman Guiee
New Bon Ton Roulay- Clarence Garlow
Bermuda- Maurice King & His Wolverines
Swing Low Sweet Cadillac- Agiie Dukes

Meah Pace Gives Santa The Boot

On Wednesday, December 6th, the world officially got a taste of the new tune “Ho Ho Ho (Santa’s Gotta Go)” with powerhouse soulstress Meah Pace, released on Body to Body Records. This new Christmas song is definitely not restricted to the holiday season with the smokin’ hot, Tina Turner-esque vocals Meah smacks us in the soul with. The track is like one of those special holiday songs that can be timeless in nature, with a reason to be played loudly any time of the year. Last week we spoke with the man behind the track creation, Smoota and he exclaimed how Meah was the one and only voice he could think of to nail this track down. And ohhh was he spot on.

Not only did Meah and I talk about how she took the idea and vision behind this track and make it her own, but we got into what a holiday season is like for her at this point in her life. We took some time to run down a recap of how the year 2017 was for her not only as an artist but more importantly as a creative person. I am so thrilled ot be chatting with a member of the Resistance Revival Chorus, and Meah and I talk about the mission and the meaning behind this group as well as her work with !!!(Chk Chk Chk). Take a moment and listen to the heat behind the hot photo by Amy Touchette.

Photo by Amy Touchette

That Sky Don’t Lie

The second portion of the proGram had an eye on that sky:

greenarrowradio promo- Sharon Jones
Sail On- Sharon Jones & The DapKings
Let it Be- Aretha Franklin with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Mama’s Got a Bag of Her Own- Martha High

Keep Dancin’- Charles Walker Band
S.T.A.Y.- Gizelle Smith Ft. Eric Boss

**Pre-Recorded Conversation with Smoota**
Ho Ho Ho (Santa’s Gotta Go)- Smooth Presents Meah Pace
We All Breath The Same Air- Kaidi Tatham
Supermoon- Ikebe Shakedown
Petra Sottofondo Generico in Re Minore- Piero Umiliani
Main Event- The Allergies Ft. Andy Cooper
Wonder Zebra- Kind & Kinky Zoo

Bad Dog- Bonerama
Cult of Personality- Brass Against The Machine
Ziggurat- Barbacoa
Way You Make Me Feel- Mama Digdown’s Brass band

You Are What You Is- The Ed Palermo Big Band
**Pre-Recorded Conversation with Ed Palermo**
Big Swifty Coda- The Ed Palermo Big Band
Influenza- The Ed Palermo Big Band

Romantic Ecstasy- Ayaan Ali Bangash & Anubrata Chatterjee
Ruxell- Zona Oeste
Uma Loba- Da Cruz
Guerreira- Da Cruz

Ride in Styles

The first portion of the proGram had us riding in some serious criminal style:

Them Way Long Time Ago Times- Robert Ellis & Courtney Hartman
Howard Hughes Blues- Robert Ellis & Courtney Hartman
Hold Me Darlin’- Grayson Capps
Heartbreaker- Brother Roy
Carolina- Brother Roy

I Put a Spell On You- Seal
Anarouz- 3MA
Duna Ma Yelema- Boubacar Traore
Je Chanterai Pour Toi- Boubacar Traore

Poor Black Mattie- Samantha Fish Ft. Lightnin’ Malcolm
Someone Else is Steppin’ in- Bobby Kyle
Mississippi Suitcase- Peter Parcek
Cincinnati Flow Rag- Ilya Portnov

Delilah- Albert Castiglia
Chase Her Around the House- Albert Castiglia
Benediction- The Paula Boggs Band
I’m So Glad- Col. Bruce Hampton & The Madrid Express (live at the Vista Room)
Born in 77- King Khan

You Are Another Me (intro)- Making Movies
La Marcha- Making Movies
Goodbye John- Los Chicos Muertos

Mixing it Up With Ed Palermo

Ed Palermo may have gained an international following with his ingenious orchestral arrangements of Frank Zappa tunes, but he’s hardly a one-trick pony. Earlier in the year, the saxophonist released an uproarious double album “The Great Un-American Songbook Volumes 1 & 2”, a project celebrating an expansive roster of songs by successive waves of British invaders, from the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Jeff Beck to King Crimson, Traffic, and Jethro Tull. With his new big band project, released on Cuneiform Records on October 6, 2017, Mr. Palermo is back on his home turf, but the landscape feels strange and uncanny. He is reclaiming the Zappa songbook, filtering Frank through the emotionally charged lens of the polymathic musical wizard Todd Rundgren in a wild and wooly transmogrification, “The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren”. Working once aGain with the same stellar cast of players, Mr. Palermo somehow captures the essence of these iconoclastic masters, making Zappa Zappier and Todd more Rundgrenian.

I had the pleasure of getting toGether with Ed to talk about the new release, how the two great tastes of Frank Zappa and Todd Rundgren were explored and puzzle-pieced with one another. We spoke in detail about Ed’s process for selection sounds to meld and how the feeling and flow of two songs, can make for a fantastic avenue when worked over just right. It was such a short time between the Ed Palermo Big Band’s last two releases and in our chat, we find out how these two albums (I barely finished sharing one before the next was in my ear room) were able to be let loose on the universe in such a quick way. This labor of love that Ed creates has always been such a special listen and feeling provider for me, but we learn how much hobby versus job this is for Ed…including a little love for the Cuneiform Records family. It isn’t easy for people with the same name (Zappa) to use this name while creating their own family namesake’s art, and it was not easy for Ed either. Find out a little more about his dealing with Gail Zappa on the usage of the family name with his creation. This conversation, is a journey I hope you’ll spend time digesting…… It, like Ed’s music… delicious.

Hill Up The View

The second portion of the pre-show proGram took to the hill up to hear the seen:

Introlude- Louis Cato
SE Interlude – Louis Cato
Someone Else- Louis Cato
One Sixty- Adam Ahuja
Terrestrial- Adam Ahuja
Everfly- Adam Ahuja

Buzz- Raoul Björkenheim & Ecstasy
Sunflower- Raoul Björkenheim & Ecstasy
Unchained Houdini- Lorenzo Feliciati Ft. Davide Pettirossi
S.O.S.- Lorenzo Feliciati Ft. Mattias IA Eklundh, Luca Giacobbe & Armando Croce
Elevator Man- Lorenzo Feliciati Ft. Roberto Gualdi, Stan Adams, Pierluigi Bastioli & Duilio Ingrosso

Goodbye Pork Pie Hat- Roswell Rudd, Fay Victor, Lafayette Harris & Ken Filiano
Kangoo- Eraldo Bernocchi w/ FM Einheit & Jo Quail

Quarrel- LEF
Pale Skin- LEF
It’s Alright- LEF
Return of the Alien King- Zong

Bridge That Jazz

The first portion of the pre-show fill in, I walked your ears around these parts:

Love me or Leave Me- Lyn Stanley
Les Amours Perdues- Stacey Kent
Free of Form- Sarah Elizabeth Charles
Thinker- Sarah Elizabeth Charles
Zombie- Sarah Elizabeth Charles
If I Had a Talking Picture of You- Seth MacFarlane Ft. Norah Jones
My Buick, My Love and I- Seth MacFarlane Ft. Elizabeth Gillis

Beauty and the Beast- Bebel Gilberto
Try Everything- Angelique Kidjo
Steamboat Willie- The Amazing Keystone Big Band
Looking for Mr. Gaines- Tom Howe
The Speakeasy- Tom Howe Ft. Jill Barber

Satellite- Bill Charlap Trio
The Elements: Earth- Hiromi & Edmar Castaneda (live)
5- Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York
So Real- Negative Press Project
Eternal Life- Negative Press Project

Smoota Presents Meah Pace

Had a chance to catch up with friend of the proGram, SMOOTA as he presents a new track into the world, “Ho Ho Ho (Santa’s Gotta Go) with soulstress, Meah Pace, released on Body to Body Records. This new Christmas song is definitely not restricted to the holiday season with the smokin’ hot, Tina Turner-esque vocals Meah smacks us in the soul with. SMOOTA and I discuss how the song came to be and how there was only, in his mind’s ear, one voice to knock it outta the chimney. We get into what he’s been up to recently, ranging from a new solo album, work/recording with TV On The Radio, and his time this year in the new Gong Show band.

Next week, on December 6th, the day the track actually drops, I will speak with Meah about the tune. I’ll be giving you the virgin radio airplay tomorrow on the show and oh, by the way…check out the gift of a photo chosen as the track cover provided by Amy Touchette.

Photo by: Amy Touchette