Keep On Grownin’

This week’s X-tra hour was built out of true feelinGs and non- felt…..before or yet:

Angels Over Oakanda- Burnt Sugar Arkestra Chamber
Gettin’ Squinty- Club d’Elf
I Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down- Club d’Elf Ft. John Medeski
Métaphysique- OoF! Ft. Mike Ladd
Legalize It- Medeski Scofield Martin Wood
WOW!- Divine Pocket Bouncers
Rhythmagick- Aïyb Dieng Ft. Umar Bin Hassan & Pharoah Sanders
Darésalam- Aïyb Dieng Ft. Pharoah Sanders
Brother Man- Larry McDonald Ft. Shaza & Terri Lion

Bulb Blast

The final part of the proGram blasted the colors at you with an exclamation point!!

Reluciente Sol- Los Lobos
Christmas Glow- Norah Jones
The Twelve Grooves of Christmas- The Pete Ellman Big Band

Wade In The Water- Javon Jackson Ft. Nikki Giovanni
I Want You (Sly & Robbie RMX)- Soul Sugar Ft. Leo Carmichael
Out In The Rain- Soul Sugar (Another Version) Ft. Booker Gee & Slikk Tim
Tempo- Marcus Gad Ft. Tamal

Back in the House- DJ Harrison
Have You Ever Been (to Electric Ladyland)- DJ Harrison

Chillaz- Clint Frostwood
Santa’s Pissed Off- Andy Dick & The Bitches of the Century
Mele Kalihimaka- Nick Hexum

Colors Of The Hood

The middle part of the proGram had a certain kinda glow to it:

Let’s Take a Trip Together- Morphine
Merry Christmas Baby- Elvis Presley
Know- Witches Broom
Wild Child- The Cult
Hello,, I Love You- Oleander
Children Of The Night- Perry Farrell & Exene
Soul One- Blind Melon
No Rain (Ripped Away Version)- Blind Melon
Soup- Blind Melon
Edward’s Thumbs Up- Nicky Hopkins/Ry Cooder/Mick Jagger/Bill Wyman/Charlie Watts
Electric Church Red House- Jimi Hendrix
Mr. Wrong- Leftover Salmon/Cracker
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree- Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers
Ain’t No Chimneys In the Projects- Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Go Santa- The Soul of John Black
Silver Bells- Papa Don Vappie’s New Orleans Jazz Band

Foggy Lit Up

The first part of the proGram went through the intersections of your ears…we think:

This Is Us- Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris
Under the Mistletoe- Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks
Piece of My Heart- Erma Franklin
This Room For Rent- Sammi Smith
I’m Glad Your Mine- Al Green
Gotta Serve Somebody- The Charlie Daniels Band
Day in the Sun- Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks
Maybe California- Shooter Jennings
Superhighway- Oteil Burbridge, Nick Johnson, Steve Kimock, John Morgan Kimock & Duane Trucks

Merry Xmas Everybody- English Nick & The Yanks
Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’- Jason Lee McKinney Band
Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto- Bobby Gentilo

You Are My Sunshine- Ray Charles
I Shall Be Released- Nina Simone
Raise Your Hand- Janis Joplin (Live: Ed Sullivan Show 3/16/69)
One Good Man- Janis Joplin
From Four Until Late- Peter Green with Nigel Watson Splinter Group Ft. Dr. John

Being There

Did an extra proGram to release some of what is or isn’t it…here’s what went down:

Donna Summer Bad Girl (Sam Redmore Remix)- Donna Summer
(Not Just) Knee Deep (Sam Redmore’s Freak Remix)- Funkadelic
Le Freak (Sam Redmore’s Bruk Out Remix)- Chic

The Squeeze [Margaritas Outro]- The Elovaters Ft. G. Love & Special Sauce
Everyday People- Slightly Stoopid x B-Real Cypress Hill x G. Love
Real Life- Andrew Bees

Pathways- Alexander Flood Ft. Christian Scott ATunde Adjuah
Ecaroh- Makaya McCraven
A Slice Of The Top- Makaya McCraven
Black Rhythm Happening- Makaya McCraven

Nutarannut (For the Children)- Silla and Rise Ft. Tanya Tagaq
Pandemonium- Silla and Rise
Avataanut- Silla and Rise Ft. Deirdre Dooley

On Wisconsin- Ringling Brother’s Calliope

Skies Of Blue

The final part of this week’s proGram made that blue a little brighter:

Super Duper Love- Sugar Billy
Betcha Can’t Guess My Sign- Prophecy

Pupusa Strut- Polyrhythmics
Hymne au soleil- Laurent Bardainne & Tigre d’Eau Douce
Basquiat- Shay Hazan
Remove the Talk- Shay Hazan

Shidaa- K.O.G.
Simé Love- Dowdelin
Deseo- Tambino
Cilim- Divanhana

Gimme a Sign- Ursula 1000 Ft. Emma Noble
Kawai Voyage- DJ Harrison
Glorious Day- DJ Harrison Ft. Billy Mercury
Enough Is Enough (Extended Mix)- Makin Bakin

Sharpness Sound

The middle part of the proGram found the sonic point:

Mothman- The Ritualists
Here He Come- Witches Broom
Pill- Witches Broom
Night Wish- Witches Broom
Fairies Wear Boots- Angered Wrecks

Thin Line- The Janitors
Blood Flood- Bariton Loco
Down Below- Bariton Loco

Penny Pincher- Kendra Morris
Tell Me- Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings (Live at the Apollo)
Family Affair / Outro- The Daptone Family (Live at the Apollo)

Quit Your Job- No Captains
Die Ledermuränen Kommen!- Hamburg Spinners
Windjammer Ahoi!- Hamburg Spinners
Party For One (R.E.)- Mama’s Gun
Pull Your Pants Up- Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

Morning’s Peek

The first bit of today’s proGram saw things differently than just yesterday’s eyes did:

Meeting Is Over- Piers Faccini & Moira Smiley
Red Sky- Chris Castino & Chicken Wire Empire Ft. Sam Bush
My Little Darlin’- The Del McCoury Band
Love Don’t Live Here Anymore- The Del McCoury Band

greenarrowradio promo- Jon Spear
Freight Car- Misty Blues Ft. Justin Johnson
Drivin’ Woman- Tinsley Ellis with The Heartfixers
Route Two- David Earle Johnson w/John Abercrombie & Dan Wall
Hit the Nail On the Head- Webb Wilder

Best To Bonnie- Zephaniah OHora & Hazeldine
Highway Butterfly- Steve Earle & The Dukes
These Days With You- Puss N Boots

Fishing By Latern- The Royal Arctic Institute
Popular- Pom Pom Squad Ft. Nada Surf & Matthew Caws
Hypothermic- Goodnight, Texas

At Home With Alsarah



One small eggplant – fried in vegetable oil
1/2 onion chopped (can be caramelized)
1 plum tomato chopped
One handful of parsley, dill, and cilantro mixed together
2 cloves of garlic minced
1/2 lime
ground cumin – the holy spice
3 tbsp of natural peanut butter – no sugar added
chili powder, salt, and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together in a salad bowl – use peanut butter per your preference and for a smooth texture. If you like the salad tart, the way Alsarah does, then use the juice of 1 full lime instead of a 1/2. Enjoy!

Universal Exit

The final portion of this week’s proGram had to say farewell:

Blues For Bob- Tim Carman
Quintuplify- Rich Halley Ft. Dan Clucas, Clyde Reed & Carson Halley
Opus De Funk- Dave Young
Facts- Joshua Redman Ft. Ron Miles, Scott Colley & Brian Blade
Gingerbread Boy- Herbie Hancock, Wallace Roney, Jimmy Heath, Buster Williams & Albert “Tootie” Heath

Tiger Toque- Jogue
Kidira- Sara Serpa & Emmanuel Iduma
Ventana- Jorge Rossy Ft. Robert Landfermann & Jeff Ballard
December 21: Chatterbox- Jacqueline Kerrod
Sunset- Makaya McCraven
Frank’s Tune- Makaya McCraven

The Phantom / The In Crowd- Cory Weeds
In The Beginning There Was The Drum- Johnathan Blake
Homeward Bound (For Ana Grace)- Johnathan Blake

I Am Inevitable- Consider The Source
lash Of Faces- Consider The Source

Greenin’ UPwards

The middle part of the proGram looked up and saw the green light taking the journey up:

Slow It Back Down- Annie J
He Said I Can- Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (Live at the Apollo)
Ain’t It A Sin- Charles Bradley & The Extraordinaires (Live at the Apollo)
Heartache & Pain- Charles Bradley Ft. The Budos Band (Live at the Apollo)

Klar zur Wende- Hamburg Spinners
Right Off- John White
M’Bassa- LaMont Johnson

Afrobeatz- Shay Hazan
War (Jam)- Pigeon

By Any Means- Nataanii Means with Jibri Bell & Rollie Raps
LANDBACK- Antoine, Nataanii Means, Tufawon & Gunner Jules

Growing In Shadows

The first part of this week’s proGram had the light just right to show off:

Almost Proud- The Del McCoury Band
Prairie A Venue Cowboy- Guano Padano Ft. Bill Frisell

Souls Get Lost- Hazy Malaze Ft. Jena Kraus
You’ll Miss It When It’s Gone- Cass McCombs, Ross James, Joe Russo, Farmer Dave Scher & Dave Schools
Let’s Get Together- The Fishheads
Ghost Pepper- Bariton Loco
Low Tide- Bariton Loco

King Greed- Col. Bruce Hampton & The Late Bronze Age
Panther Burn- Curlew w/George Cartwright/Bill Laswell/Nicky Scopelitis

Lake Night

The final part of the proGram viewed UP:

The First Step- DJ Abilities
Mission- DJ Abilities
Boom Baptism- Ideal Ft. The Gift of Gab
All The Smartest People- Aesop Rock & Blockhead
The Sea- Aesop Rock & Blockhead

Good To Go!- Los Bitchos
Be Better- DJ Harrison
Blackpool Boulevard- Anish Kumar & Barry Can’t Swim
Grace (Obsimo Remix)- Secret of Elements
Jouissance (Adrian Sherwood On-U Sound “Pure Enjoyment” Dub)- Harvey Sutherland

Disco Bombing- OSS
***pre-recorded conversation with Alex Paterson***
Digital Bicycle Clips- OSS
Wow Picasso!- OSS

Gotta Love Again (Kaidi Tatham Remix)- Marcos Valle, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge
Jazz Is Dead (Georgia Anne Muldrow Geemix)- The Midnight Hour
Jazz (Ain’t Nothing But Soul) [Reimagined]- Melanie Charles X Betty Carter

Cloud Jam- Greg Spero

Burnt It Up

The middle part of the proGram took that fire and let it burn things up:

Pleasant Valley Sunday- The Fishheads
Heart Full Of Soul- Yardbirds (Live At B.B. King Blues Club)
***pre-recorded conversation with Mr. Jim McCarty***
Shapes Of Things- Yardbirds (Live At B.B. King Blues Club)
For Your Love- Yardbirds (Live At B.B. King Blues Club)
Making up and Breaking up (And Making up and Breaking up over Again)- Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings [Live at the Apollo]
Stranger- Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens (Live at the Apollo)
Slip Away- Charles Bradley Ft. The Extraordinaires (Live at the Apollo)

Route 68- Alan Evans Trio
Midnight Mirage- Alan Evans Trio
Glaze- Kerbside Collective
Tail of the Tiger- Danny Mayer

Pepper Fan

The first part of the proGram this week had a whole lot of colorful spice:

Other Shore- The Del McCoury Band
High And Lonesome- Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Last Kind Words Blues- Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

She Loves the Way They Love Her- Colin Blunstone
Rooming House- Eric Martinez
Great Divide- Royal Horses
Little Honky Tonks- Steam Donkeys
Human Condition- Gary Bennett

greenarrowradio promo- Mississippi MacDnald
That’s It I Quit- Mississippi MacDonald
Bird With No Name- Jimmy Herring & Circles Around The Sun
Too Much To Ask- Kenny Roby & Amy Helm
No One Above You- Marcus King & Eric Krasno

Enter The Kettle From OSS

“Enter The Kettle” is the second album on Alex Paterson from The Orb’s new label Orbscure. Released November 19th on CD, download & stream with the LP to follow in 2022, it’s primarily an album with him and old friend Fil Le Gonidec, who together are OSS. Other guests on the album include official-other-half-of-The Orb Michael Rendall, plus Jah Wobble, Roger Eno & George Holt – whose credits include Depeche Mode & Erasure. OSS have played at Glastonbury, Fuji Rock, supported Kraftwerk and played chess with Robbie Williams, who also stole their speed. They were originally known as Orb Sound System – a half DJ/half live version of The Orb, which could gig more nimbly than the main machine. Early shows saw reggae-heavy selections and sometimes featured toasters, but seeing as they never actually had a soundsystem, can’t play out at the moment and have made a record – it’s currently just OSS, which now stands for On Sum Shit. Loosely speaking, on“Enter The Kettle”, the hard-edged metallic clang comes from “hardcase Yorkshireman” Fil, while Alex’s soft southern influence brings dubwise steppers, ambient house & a trademark surrealist humor. In case that wasn’t enough, Omnibus Press recently published Paterson’s new book ‘Babble on an’ Ting: Alex Paterson’s Incredible Journey Beyond the Ultraworld with The Orb’, the first full account of his life story, featuring first-hand interviews with Youth, Andrew Weatherall, Primal Scream, Jah Wobble, Jimmy Cauty and a parade of other friends, collaborators and starship mechanics.

I had the pleasure of catching up with Alex to talk about the new release from OSS, “Enter The Kettle”. We got into how it went form nothing to something and how his relationship with Fil made the smooth move forward. We talk about the plans for the label *and its mates) to make music and tour and how the interchangeable pieces will make up some amazing wholes. We even get into the new book about…well…him. Of course, one of the common threads of this conversation is the music of and the versatility of The Orb…sounds that helped shape my inner being.

She Walks In Beauty with Jim McCarty

Jim McCarty is the original drummer in the legendary Yardbirds, a musical force of nature since the 1960s and still active today with Jim as the sole remaining original member. Acclaimed as one of the most influential rock bands of all time, their music is rooted in the blues, but their amazing forays over the decades into jazz, folk, rock, pop, raga, improv, distortion, guitar feedback and, of course, the blues, is the stuff of legend and incredible influence…so much so that the band was deservedly inducted into the Rock and Hall of Fame in 1992. The Yardbirds dazzling guitar pyrotechnics, which in the band’s earlier days featured the talents of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, are the stuff of rock legend. Jim was and is the steady anchor for this high-flying outfit…his rock-solid drumming keeping the band grounded during the band’s awe-inspiring flights of musical frenzy, both then and now. He’s the only band member to be a member of every lineup since the band was founded in 1963 up through the present day. Of course, you may remember, the last lineup of the early Yardbirds, called The New Yardbirds, which included Jim and Jimmy Page, eventually morphed in to Led Zeppelin. Jim, who is also an accomplished singer and songwriter having released numerous solo albums over the years, has just released the second installment of his memoirs, entitled “She Walks in Beauty”, which is a follow-up to his initial autobiography, “Nobody Told Me”, which was released to great acclaim in 2018. “She Walks in Beauty” continues with Jim’s life journey – inside and outside of music – expanding on his storied musical career while also giving the reader a very personal and intimate look at Jim’s personal lifelong quest to unravel the mysteries of the life that exists beyond the world in which we live. The book tells of his travels to remote areas of the world – including China, India, & the Himalayas – as his search explores the world hidden just out of reach, the shadows that are just out of sight and the certainty that there is an enduring connection between the living and the dead. It’s an intimate, honest, fascinating look inside the life of a rock legend whose boundless curiosity for a life often unseen and/or understood makes for a compelling read.

I had the honor of catching up with Mr. McCarty to discuss “She Walks In Beauty”. We got into the reasons now was the time for these stories to not only be told, but shared. We speak of things that many shake their heads about, but many others have experienced and I believe this book is a great way to think back through the nw and then but also the here and there. I can tell you about our conversation, but ultimately you either have to check it out, or better yet, find a way to get the book and find the common threads you may have neglected to remember or notice. Be open. I am thankful for Mr. McCarty sharing these stories (not a whole lot about music in this chat or in this book), they really open a window into him and beyond.

That Spot There

The final part of this week’s proGram had that perfect spot figured out:

Blow The House Down (North Street West Clean RMX)- Active Ingredients
Live Slow Ft. Herbal T- The Jazz Defenders
Virus B-23- Dubinator Ft. William S. Burroughs
Rebellion- Loud Apartment

Pay Black Women Interlude- Melanie Charles
The Music Is The Magic- Melanie Charles
Detour Ahead- Melanie Charles & Sarah Vaughan
Free- Joey DeFrancesco
Roll With It- Joey DeFrancesco

Rock, Flag & Eagle- Consider The Source
Objects In Motion, Objects At Rest- Consider The Source
Vueltas- Henry Cole & Villa Locura Ft. Duke Amayo