The Rise

First part of the proGram made it easy to get on up:

Let Love Be You Guide (For John Lewis)- Dan & Claudia Zanes
Downhill From Everywhere- Jackson Browne
Year Of The Spider- Shannon & The Clams
Scooby Doo- Punk Rock Factory
Surfboard City, USA- Andrew Gabbard

greenarrowradio promo- Debbie Bond
What’s The Matter- Johnny Tucker Ft. Kid Ramos and The Allstars
Born Under a Bad Sign- Chris Daniels & Hazel Miller Ft. Dana Marsh & Freddi Gowdy (live)
Harlem Tonight- Adam Schultz Ft. Michael Angelo
Phillips Goes Bananas- GA-20
662- Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Not Gonna Lie- Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

Loser- Dave McMurray Ft. Bettye LaVette & Bob Weir

Slide Into The Ear

This week’s edition of the Summer Spin-Off THE YELLOW LIGHT had that soundslide set up just right to get it all in there and grow:

Hara Siva- Alice Coltrane
Lost A Dream- Uma

Maré- Rodrigo Amarante
Sina de Cantador- Raymundo Sodré
Redencion- El Italiano
El Pecado- El Italiano

Talwit- Abdelli
Grace- Fadhilee Itulya
Afrika- Fadhilee Itulya
Jo Po Wants to Know- desmond the songwriter

She’s Not Bothered (Interlude)- Paul Alexander
Elastic (808 Beach Dangerous Power Remix)- Crickets
Frequency (Cenzig remix)- LCSM
World Order Is Chaos (NameBrandSound Remix)- LCSM

Weed Lace

The final part of this week’s proGram, just laid on its’s back and apprecciated this view:

Eyes Of The World- Dave McMurray
Dark Star- Dave McMurray
Hover- Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey (live)
Don’t Let it Bring You Down- Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey (live)
Lola & Alice- Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey (live)

Gimmme Some Lovin’- Wayne Alpern
Hero Stomp A Future Past- Theo Croker

Invitation- Roy Hargrove & Mulgrew Miller (Live)
Sonny Monk (If I Were A)- Mike Clark & Michael Zilber
Like Rashaan- The Dave Mullen Ensemble

Under And Out

The middle portion of the proGram went from below to way up”:

Triumph- Lee Turley Ft. Marcus Rezak
greenarrowradio prommo- Cole Bales
Leather And Lace- Black Light Animals
**pre-recorded conversation with Cole Bales of Black Light Animals**
Montage-Black Light Animals
Dark Fantasies- Black Light Animals

Neighbour- Kings & Associates
Lay It Down- Claudio Corona
Push And Go- ATA Reccords
Going Galactic- ATA Records

Black Pearl- Cochemea
Nahsuareo Bwikam- Cochemea
The Big Man- The Jazz Defenders

Roots Roll

The first part of the proGram went from the ground up:

Jump In!- Lisa Bouchelle & The Bleu Ft. G Love
Last of the Better Days Ahead- Charlie Parr
Down Home Blues- Chris Daniels & Hazel Miller Ft. Dana Marsh

Howlin’ for My Darling- Sean Chambers
Give Me Back My Wig- GA-20
Hawaiian Boogie- GA-20
My Bad- Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

Twistin The Night Away- Doogie White
This Flight Tonight- Doogie White
Emerald- Doogie White
Swamp T’ing- Gary Lucas
King Strong- Gary Lucas

Super Inertia- 10,000 Russos
So Tired Of Waiting For You-Sorrows

Cole Bales Of Black Light Animals

Black Light Animals are a psychedelic soul group hailing from the Midwest. Taking equal influence from ’70s Italian horror soundtracks, Wu Tang samples, and Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie, their sprawling debut album explores themes of humanity, social media obsession, political division, and the concept of “amusing ourselves to death.” Sonically rich and full of spaghetti western guitars, psychedelic keyboards, hip hop rhythms, and lush vocals, “Playboys of the Western World” comes off as some forgotten ’70s film soundtrack, while exploring themes very much relevant to today. Black Light Animals’ “Playboys of the Western World” will be available August 20th on limited vinyl, CD and streaming/digital formats via Groove King Records.

I had the chance to catch up with frontman of Black Light Animals, Cole Bales recently to dive a little deeper into the creation of both the band and this stellar debut album, “Playboys of the Western World”. We get into how it all went from there to here both as a group and as song creators. We chat a bit about the differences for him between B.L.A. and another group ole is in, a more soul oriented outfit, The Freedom Affair and Cole even takes a little time to choose a track off the new album that he would build a set around for the radio show, and what other things he’d surround that track with. It is always a pleasure to dig into an album and after several listens and shares, and still be unsure what to actually call the sounds.. Hoping you all with dig in and wonder with me.

Inside The Cactus Flower

This week’s edition of THE YELLOW LIGHT, got a one day glimpse inside the spike:

Black Friday- Mo’ Gigs
Apollo 73- Claudio Corona
The Expanse- Claudio Corona

Balada Borracha- Quantic & Nidia Góngora
Modal B- Joon Moon Ft. Liv Warfield
Imagine- Common Ft. PJ

Remember 01- The Halluci Nation Ft. John Trudell & Black Bear
We Go Again- Theon Cross

Pressure (Red Top Remix)- Sam Sparro
Super Duper Party People (Alan Braxe Extended mix)- Allie X
Free {Live Your Life} (Felix da Housecat & Chris Trucher Remix)- Ultra Naté
I Will Survive (Eric Kupper Dub Mix)- Gloria Gaynor

The Bubbles Of Summer

The final portion of the proGram had the perfection of G-n-T’s in full effect:

Let Us In- FUTURENOT Ft. Moe Betta
Family Reunion- FYÜTCH Ft. Divinity Roxx
Indigenous People’s Day (Remix)- FYÜTCH
Omo Aye (Sauco Dub Remix)- The Voice of Lajorun

Bade Zile- Lakou Mizik & Joseph Ray
Take It Or Leave It- Angelique Kidjo Ft. EARTHSTRONG
Stigmata- Arky Starch
Ripped- Curt Ramm
Dancehall Dreams- Curt Ramm
Soy Calle Jero- Los Mocosos (live)

Come And Get It- Taku Hirano Ft. Keyon Harrold
Reverse Coil Distinction- The Fourth World Quartet

Grew Up Spot

The middle portion of the proGramm took you back to a a true G spot:

Let Love Stand a Chance- Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires (live at The Apollo)
Get Up and Get Out- Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (live at The Apollo)
Swamp Cat- ATA Records
Money Rambler- ATA Records

Love’s Vestige- The Jazz Defenders
Curandera- Cochemea
Tukaria- Cochemea

A Brighter Day- The New Mastersounds w/Josh Hoyer
Special FX- Black Light Animals
Live Current- Claudio Corona
Psychedelic Prayer- Jim Kost & G. Calvin Weston
Chapel and Sky- Jim Kost & G. Calvin Weston

Improv High Sierra- Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey (live)
Happiness Is A Warm Gun- Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey (live)
Recovering The Time Capsule- Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

photo: Mustapha

Bumper To Bumper

The first part of this week’s proGram did not leave anything behind:

Tehachapi- Margo Cilker
Walking Back from Willmar- Charlie Parr

It’s No Good- pat mAcdonald
If The Blues Was Green- Andy Peake w/Kevin McKendree, Will McFarlane
My Soul My Choice- Tiffany Pollack & Co.
Do It Yourself- Tiffany Pollack & Co.
Wrong Side Of The Blues- Blind Lemon Pledge

Rabbit Got The Gun- Roger Chapman
West Coast Junkie- Billy F Gibbons
Hey Baby, Que Paso- Billy F Gibbons
Let’s Get Funky- GA-20

Evil- Mike Zito
Chunky- Sean Chambers

greenarrowradio promo- Rodd Bland
(Get Your Money) Where You Spend Your Time- Rodd Bland and the Members Only Band Ft. Jerome Chism (live)
Takin’ It To The Streets- Chris Daniels/Hazel Miller/Dana Marsh Ft. Freddi Gowdy & Victor Wooten
A Real Mother for Ya- Adam Schultz Ft. Clarence Spady

Electric Zest

This week’s edition of The Yellow Light brought some lies to the party to see if that could zest it up SUM:

Clock Catcher- Attacca Quartet
Pilgrim Side Eye- Attacca Quartet
I Am The Greatest- Elohim
Journey To The enter Of Myself- Elohim
Pink Honda- Citronade (A Martin Denev Project)
Lazy Noon- Citronade (A Martin Denev Project)
Lazier Noon- Citronade (A Martin Denev Project)

Nitz Rebb Garage- Cohuna Beatz
All the Fellows in the House (ODC Edit)- Cohuna Beatz

Your Portfolio- John Grant
Kanskje i Morgen (Maybe Tomorrow)- Morgendugg
Ashes To Ashes- Jahrukus
Abundance- Death By Dub
Tanokumbia-The Halluci Nation Ft. El Dusty & Black Bear

Burstin’ Bloom

The final part of the proGram had to come out and see…and hear:

A5 Jam- Amazin’ Five
Gde By My Ni Byli- Amazin’ Five
The Glass Eye- ATA Records

Procession 2- G. Calvin Weston & Jim Kost
***pre-recorded conversation with G. Calvin Weston***
Bell Tower- G. Calvin Weston & Jim Kost
Dervish- G. Calvin Weston & Jim Kost

Sensing Not Seeing- John Carroll Kirby
The Quest Of Chico Hamilton- John Carroll Kirby
Launch- Sam Pilnick’s Nonet
Bembe’s Kids- Altoizm

Norwegian Wood- Mike Clark & Michael Zilber
Passion Dance- Mike Clark & Michael Zilber

Outta Insects

The sandwiched between portion of the proGram had the garden breathing in and out:

Hurt A Fly- Squirrel Flower
Wonder Why- Sunflower Caravan
The Business (Will Carry On As Usual)- Sunflower Caravan
Kind Of Happy- Sunflower Caravan

Messy Mark- Marbin (Live)
I’m Nervous- Lung
Sorry- Lung
Tick Tock- Lung

Mac Champion- Dagnasterpus Ft. Tree Adams
Windie Man- ATA Records
I Got Soul- Cliff Beach
Party Music- Super db
Out of The Rain- Kat Eaton

Hosed Down

The first part of this week’s proGram got sprayed at you so it soaked right in:

Reparations is a Must (4th of July Love Song)- Dan + Claudia Zanes Ft. Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead
Too Many Places- The Brothers Comatose
Spit on Your Grave- Tiffany Pollack & Co. Ft. John Németh
Take a Long Ride- Misty Blues Ft. Joe Louis Walker
Sittin’ on a Poor Man’s Throne- Rodd Bland & the Members Only Band Ft. Chris Stephenson (live)
Thief In The Night- Billie Williams

Route 66- Dave Kalz
She’s Got A Hemi- Dave Kalz
When It Rains- Mike Zito
Cut You Loose- Adam Schultz Ft. Clarence Spady
greenarrowradio promo- Adam Schultz
Early In The Morning- Adam Schultz Ft. Clarence Spady

Her Eyes Are a Blue Million Miles- Gary Lucas Ft. Nona Hendryx
Amor Puro- Alejandro Escovedo

Talkin’ His Way with Grant Calvin Weston

Grant Calvin Weston was born June 6, 1959 in Philadelphia, PA. He became interested in drums at the age of 6, when he (and his neighbors) discovered his talent for rhythm as he beat on every car on the block. In North Philadelphia he saw musicians like Stevie Wonder, The Jackson Five and James Brown at the Uptown Theatre, which further fueled his creativity. Seeing his attention focused on the drummers, his father bought him a small set. In high school Calvin learned to read music and played second snare in the drum ensemble. He co-founded the group Bad Influence which played in cabarets and clubs around Philadelphia. At 17, along with bass player Jamalaadean Tacuma, (his close friend from Philly) Calvin joined Ornette Colemans Prime Time Band which toured extensively in North America and Europe. After recording four albums with Prime Time, Calvin went on to play and record with guitarist James “Blood” Ulmer, until 1990, when he joined John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards. During the late 90s and beyond, Calvin recorded and toured with Billy Martin (Medeski , Martin and Wood,) Tricky, Eyvind Kang, Derek Bailey, Marc Ribot, John Zorn ,James Carter, Gypsys Reloaded (with Melvin Gibbs and Jean-Paul Bourelly), Free Form Funky Freqs (with Vernon Reid and Jamaaldeen Tacuma). He has also played on several movie soundtracks including “Get Shorty”.

I had the pleasure of talking with G. Calvin Weston about one of his latest projects, “Stone Church” with Jim Kost, released today via Ropeadope Records. We get into how this album came to be. On our way in that talk, we get into a few stories about Mr. Ornette Coleman, whom he worked with for years at a very early age. Within those stories, we learn how G. Calvin did it, learned how to find himself inside the rhythms, contnuing to be an “improvizationalist”, finding how what he does know can assist in the deeper learning of finding his voice. Man, this is gold!! We circle back to how that influenced his playing on “Stone Church”. Of course, we could not be stopped from hinting about new music that is coming out soon, as you all know how much I like to be one of the first to get the newness into the universe. After talking with G. Calvin, it is so simple to me to see just why I have always leaned into the way he did what he do.

Sunsets Globally

This week’s edition of THE YELLOW LIGHT took us to places with sounds unseen…but we know are there:

Oy Qui Muevi Mezis- Sarah Aroeste
Espinelo- Sarah Aroeste Ft. Yehuda Shveiky

Heargevuoddji (Remixed)- Solju
Irgeávnnas (Remixed)- Solju
Мой друг Кувезин- XAPA
Хмельная кружка- XAPA
Untie My Wings- Opycham

Yaboo-Aidoo- Namgar
Boori deguur yabakhadaa- Namgar
Tokhoi zandan emeelee – Yokhor- Namgar

Vulle Mihkku- Áššu
Zaliguéhi- Dobet Gnahoré
Babawa Orun- Samson Olawale

Inside Colour

The final portion of this past week’s proGram holds so much of it all inside:

When There’s Love Around- Kiefer
Goodbye For Now- Nathaniel Cross
Who Are You- Eric Hilton
Real Life- Attacca Quartet

Mama (Henrik Schwarz RMX)- David Walters
No Profit In Peace- Jah Sun & The Rising Tide
One Africa (Indépendance Cha-Cha)- Angelique Kidjo
Free & Equal- Angelique Kidjo Ft. Sampa The Great

Schock- Gankino Circus
Tikan Kolo- Celenka
Pasos Por Las Sombras- Alejandro Escovedo

Raise Them Up- Luke Carlos O’Reilly
Jailbait- Miles Davis (Live at Vienne Jazz Festival, 1991)
Amandla- Miles Davis (Live at Vienne Jazz Festival, 1991)

Another Angle In

The middle portion of this week’s proGram flipped itself over and blinked real fast:

Renegade- Photon
Italian Love Triangle- Whatitdo Archive Group
Only With You- Amazin’ Five
You Are my Home- Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers Ft. Kim Dawson
Really Can’t Get Over You- Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers Ft. YANICK
Say Their Names Be The Change- Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers Ft. Lyle Divinsky

Fight Or Fuzz- ATA Records
Cleared For Launch- ATA Records
Ice Cool- ATA Records
Move On Baby- The Allergies
Are You Ready- The Allergies Ft. Andy Cooper & Marietta Smith

Fresher Under Pressure- Hot Border Special
Jinx Tattoo- Dagnasterpus
Stick Figures- Dagnasterpus Ft. Tree Adams & Cyril Neville
Sermon II- G. Calvin Weston & Jim Kost

Within The Orange

The first part of the proGram found the juice is always worth it’s squeeze:

Skin Game Blues- John Townley
You’re Drivin’ Me Crazy- EG Kight
You Just Don’t Get It- EG Kight
Blues Without Borders- Debbie Bond

Desert High- Billy F. Gibbons
Spanish Fly- Billy F. Gibbons
Shuffle, Step & Slide- Billy F Gibbons

Favorite Scene- Boogie Beasts
Funky Stuff- Gerald McClendon

Bearded Man- Jack Grace Band
Pressure’s On- Williamson Brothers
Orion’s Belt- Evolfo
It’s Alright Rosie- Anton Barbeau
Filmik- Anton Barbeau

Jazzed Up Cheers

This week’s episode of The Yellow Light has gotten to offer up a toast to you:

Strivin’- The Baylor Project Ft. Kenny Garrett
A Wasp In Search Of A Hart And Lung- The Ox-Mo Incident
Long Story Short- Oscar Rossignoli
This Is My Code- Richard X Bennett
All Organic- Richard X Bennett

Company Milk- Greg Cordez
Under The Porch- Bright Dog Red (live)
Nature Boy- Simon Moullier Trio
Hot House- Simon Moullier Trio

Struttin’- Slide Attack
Get Organized- Tim Mayer