Grab It Fernly

Did SUM extra spill over time at the end of the proGram. Here’s what feel into the bucket.

There Will Never Be Another You- John Scofield
Sweet Rain Blues- Michael Gregory Jackson
Perseverance- Michael Gregory Jackson

***live on air conversation w/Janet Schiff of Nineteen Thirteen***
Cello and Drums Forever- Nineteen Thirteen
Hot Garbage- Nineteen Thirteen
Lisboa- Florent Ghys

Puttin’ On The Ritz- Ella Fitzgerald (Live at the Hollywood Bowl, 1958)
The Lower Field- Sued Nandayapa Bergmann Saunders
Old School Blues- Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua & Darek Oles (Live In Italy)

Shot Up And Outta Here

Final part of the proGram rocketed in and out of ear.

Metamorfosis- Meridian Brothers & El Grupo Renacimiento
Fallen from Eternity- Jose Conde
Monocultura- Jose Conde

Sextou- Dendê & Band

Iron- Groundation Ft. Israel Vibration
Touch Me- New Blade Runners Of Dub
Agrun- Ulf Ivarsson & Bill Laswell

Chaos Energy- Daniel Avery Ft. Kelly Lee Owens & HAAi
Resila- Congotronics International
The Chief Enters Again- Congotronics International
Beat Con Flow- Mista Savona Ft. Cimafunk
The Real Revolution- Playing For Change Band & Playing for Change

Strannik – Wanderer- New Asia
El Oyin- New Asia

For Your Ear Plezure

The middle part of this week’s proGram rock, rolled and funked things up SUM.

Going Back to Hoonsville- Datura4 Ft. Dave Hole
Have You Ever Been Torn Apart?- The Flashcubes Ft. The Spongetones
Skyscraper- Automatic
Red Angel Dragnet- The Clash Ft. Ranking Roger
Dusk- Nick Sheppard & Marigold Sun

In the Mirror- Nicky Egan
Wireless Party- The Vicious Seeds
It’s My Turn (To Cry, Cry, Cry)- Reverend Baron

Wrong Part Of Town- 79rs
Act Like You Know- Cyril Neville w/Dumpstaphunk
Keep The Funk Alive- Lettuce Ft. Bootsy Collins

Polysix- Marco Benevento
Like Me- Marco Benevento
Marco & Mimo- Marco Benevento
BFF- Hoodna Orchestra Ft. Eddie Roberts

Sniffed Good

The beGining part of the show went into all the senses.

Nancy Blevins- Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves

Mr.Lucky- The Hogtown Allstars
Subway Casanova- The Hogtown Allstars
Hobo Blues- Charlie Musselwhite
Drifting From Town To Town- Charlie Musselwhite
Mount up on the Wings of the King- Kenny Neal Ft. Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

Doesn’t Really Matter- Bennett Matteo Band
Got That Style- Grace Kuch Ft. Ronnie Earl
Hollywood Blues- The Reverend Shawn Amos
Days Of Depression- The Reverend Shawn Amos Ft. Blind Boys Of Alabama

Send It on Down- Staples Jr. Singers
I Got A New Home- Staples Jr. Singers
I’m Looking for a Man- Staples Jr. Singers
Lala Mulati- Moktar Gania and Gnawa Soul
Soundani Foulani- Moktar Gania and Gnawa Soul

Watina- Calypso Rose Ft. Santana & The Garifuna Collective


Did a little extra on the tail end of the reGular. Here’s the outcomes.

Pardon Me- Bright Dog Red
Jcakjcak (For Ornette)- Michael Gregory Jackson
Optimistic- Jozef Nadj

MakeMake- J. Peter Schwalm & Stephan Thelen
The Guy I Am- Balungan Ft. Guigou Chenevier
Ritual- Tord Gustavsen Trio

Libra Channeling- Mike Allemana
The Mediator- Mike Allemana

Mambo 2021- Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Batey- Josean Jacobo Trio Ft. Magic Mejía & Félix García
San Miguel- Josean Jacobo Trio

In From Out

The final part of this week’s proGram had an inner view of the outer-sides.

Love and Hate- Wolves and Sheep
No Gold Teeth- Danger Mouse & Black Thought
Dérive- Werkha

The Asimov Solution- New Blade Runners Of Dub
Shunu Warrior- New Asia
Derevenskie Tancy – Village Dances- New Asia

Gobaith- Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita
Ana el Gnaoul- Moktar Gania and Gnawa Soul
Menneet- Maija Kauhanen
Inanna- Varta
Banho de Cheiro- Alexia Bomtempo Ft. Roberta Sá

The Summertime- Jean Carne, Adrian Younger, Ali Shaeed Muhammad
Black Meditation- Shabaka

Views Two Too

Middle part of the proGram was looking at it from many different ways.

Tired of Travellin’- Mighty Mike Schermer
Crazy ’bout You- Steve Bailey Ft. Mississippi MacDonald
Stop Right Now- Steve Bailey Ft. Mississippi MacDonald
Washington Funk Is In The House- Walter Wolfman Washington

Yes We Can Can- Snoop Dogg, G-Eazy, William Bell
Arizona to Georgia- Euforquestra, Gabe Mervine & Kim Dawson Ft. Jeff Franca
Tacoma Black Party- Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio [Live In Loveland]
Really Really Love You- Josiah Soren & the Colorblind Pilots

Salt Flat Muscle- The Shaolin Afronauts
Dust- The Shaolin Afronauts

Frozen Power Outage- Free Radicals
Pokke Koebês- Free Radicals Ft. Jitsvinger

Web Chair

The first part of the proGram reminded me of scans.

Edge of the End- Jack Klatt
Any Way the Wind Is Blowin’- Jack Klatt
Fake Friends- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
(I’m Gonna) Run Away- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Mean Town Blues- Jane Lee Hooker
Lonesome and High- Eleganza
Black Strap- Gyasi
Tongue Tied- Gyasi
Male Feminist- Shilpa Ray

greenarrowradio promo- Jim Dan Dee
Travelin Woman- Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames
A Voice Foretold- Charlie Musselwhite
The Dark- Charlie Musselwhite

Not Another Second on You- Dana Fuchs
The Blues Don’t Die- Otis Spann Ft. James Cotton and Muddy Waters
Two Timing- Kenny Neal Ft. Tito Jackson

Look In There

Did an extra helping of radio after the reGular show and this is how it went into ears.

Last Song- Fabian Willmann Trio Ft. Asger Nisen
Everything Is Something- Fabian Willmann Trio Ft. Asger Nissen

Depart- Ches Smith
Gift Of The Moon- Julius Rodriguez
Chicken on a Trane- Clemens Grassmann

Take the a Train- Dave Brubeck Trio [Live from Vienna 1967]
Ko Ko (Theme)- Charles Mingus [live from From Ronnie Scott’s]
Airmail Special- Charles Mingus [live from From Ronnie Scott’s]
Pops (AKA When the Saints Go Marching In)- Charles Mingus [live from From Ronnie Scott’s]

Root System- Or Bareket
The Nagual Julian- Billy Bang Sextet

Red- Cameron Graves [live]
The Life Carriers- Cameron Graves [live]
Bruits D’ Éclats- Balungan Ft. Guigou Chenevier

Find It Where

The final part of the proGram had some ideas on which leaves to turn over.

I’ve Got Reasons- The Greyboy Allstars
greenarrowradio promo- UNA
Nero Habitat- Cavolo Nero

Crystal Stare- Free Radicals Ft. Karega Ani
**pre-recorded conversation with Nick Cooper and EQuality**
America’s Blues- Free Radicals ft. Equality
Ghosts of Montrose- Free Radicals

No Man’s Sky- Lane Shuler Ft. Nu$ense And Alonzo Rodgers
Zambezi- Action Bronson Ft. Roc Marciano

Caravan- Ayala (IT)
Trod On- Clinton Fearon
Petrichor Dub- Richie Phoe
Amps- Seed Organization

Soul Garden- Eccodek Ft. Mahsa Vahdat

Mercury- Boogie Belgique
Tears (Scrimshire Remix)- Sam Redmore

Lay The Ears Down

The middle portion of the proGram made it real easy to be in the listen.

Livin’ for the Ones- Bonnie Raitt
Long Tall Sally- Delbert McClinton
The Sun is Shining- Delbert McClinton
Let the Good Times Roll- Brad Wilson
Two Shakes of a Lamb’s Tail- Jim Dan Dee

Storm of Life (Stand by Me)- Pastor Champion
I’m Going to a City- Staples Jr. Singers
Too Close- Staples Jr. Singers

Always- The Frightnrs
River- The Meltdown
Wonderland- Wonder 45

La Pietra- Whatitdo Archive Group [Live At: Archive Group Studios]
Ethiopian Airlines- Whatitdo Archive Group [Live At: Archive Group Studios]
Blood Chief- Whatitdo Archive Group [Live At: Archive Group Studios]

Nothing I Wanna Know About- The Bamboos
Everybody In The World- Trombone Shorty Ft. New Breed Brass Band
Concussion- Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
Play It Back- The Greyboy Allstars

Foaming Gold

The first part of the proGram was poured in just fine.

I Love My Dog- Mapache
The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be- Seth Walker
Victim of Circumstance- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
You Drive Me Wild- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

K. Mt- El Perro
Sitar Song- El Perro
False Equivalent- Tijuana Panthers
Runaway Train- Jane Lee Hooker
greenarrowradio promo- Gyasi
Walk On- Gyasi
Sword Fight- Gyasi

No- Shilpa Ray
Lawsuits and Suicide- Shilpa Ray
2000 November- The John Denver Airport Conspiracy
But We’re Not Expecting It To- The John Denver Airport Conspiracy

No Hard Feelings- Neal Casal, Johnny Irion & Jonathan Wilson

Free Radical’s White Power Outage Vol. 2

Free Radicals, a musical, political, & cultural force in Houston for over 2 decades, just dropped their highly anticipated new album ‘White Power Outage Volume 2’. The 25-track project is the follow up to Volume 1 and continues their quest to put an end to white supremacy. ‘White Power Outage Volume 1’ (2020) made waves with the press, radio, & fans through its diverse sound & beautiful mix of vocalists & musicians representing shades of Black, LatinX, white, Asian, mixed, & indigenous people that make the up the culture of Houston Texas. They came together to make revolutionary music, and to demand an end to the white supremacy in the arts, culture, politics, the economy, and in their personal lives. Volume 2 is another genre-bending compilation packed full of highlights. Leading up to the album, Free Radz released the single ‘Bipartisan Baby Jail’ featuring Michele Thibeaux, Henry Alvarez & Karina Nistal. The single also includes 4 year old kids from Peace Camp Houston and combines singing, rap, & poetry over funk. ‘Mutiny On The Bayou’ features one of Houston’s longest standing and best rappers, D-Ology, and rips open the suppressed history of Houston’s 1917 massacre of Black soldiers. ‘Checkpoint / Dompass / Hajiz’ sees Lindi Yeni expressing her lifetime of experience with human rights & South African apartheid to this track. Yeni is joined by Jitsvinger, EQuality, and Prince Alfarra. On ‘Killer Bee Honey’, the Next Generation, Cherria Rattler enlists her daughter Marium to re-record & expand on the track originally recorded by Cherria 22 years ago, protesting the destruction of the planet by shortsighted & greedy men. Other highlights include the Karina Nistal led ‘El Ritmo Contra Gitmo,’ ‘Pokke Koebês’ by Jitsvinger who nails white conquest of South Africa in Afrikaans, Karega Ani’s poem ‘Crystal Stare,’ & instrumental track ‘Manifestación En El Centro Hoy.’

I had the opportunity to check in with Nick Cooper, drummer and producer of Free Radicals along with one of the collaborators on ‘White Power Outage Vol. 2, EQuality. We get into the seed to flower construction of this new music, synchronizing with artists from around the globe on a mission for one, and EQuality dissects ‘America’s Blues’, a track he brought to Nick and away the went. We talk about protests they have attended and shared their sounds and beliefs at, and the desire to get more time with current and new collaborators. Maybe you can brinG them to you.

Pop Up Guard In

Did SUM extra time at the end of the reGular program. It popped.

Radio trottoir (Interlude)- Pierre Kwenders Ft. Babael Bukasa
Kilimanjaro- Pierre Kwenders
Raven Lashes كحلة الأشفار- Didon

Boney Oscar Stomp- Club d’Elf

Bom Bom- Batida Ft. Mayra Andrade
Dale Pa’Ya- Jose Conde Ft. Cuci Amador
Kingdom- Ayala (IT)
Mystical Magic- Inkswel & The Snaglepuss Ft. Lee Scratch Perry & Elf Tranzporter
Cheri- Voyagers

Shag Bag- Chance Hayden
I Must Have That Man- Robin McKelle
Where Would We Be- Amanda Whiting

Longing- Eli Degibri
Song with Orange and Other Things, Pt. 2- Mark Wade Trio

Shine Time

The final part of the proGram took to the dandiest sun of them all.

Samson- ORGÖNE
Keep Pushing- Flow Tribe & Ivan Neville
Feel Right- Object Heavy

Let’s Go Crazy- Prince And The Revolution (LIVE Syracuse 3/30/1985 – 2022 remaster)

Cascading- Rudy De Anda
Can’t Get Out Your Own Way- Ghost Funk Orchestra & Ben Pirani C
Not Fade Away- John Scofield
Black Rainbows- Jean Carne, Adrian Younge, & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Blast Off- Brandon Coleman

Bars- Femme Deadly Venoms Ft. Aima the Dreamer/Lady Fingaz/Dakini Star/Goddess Alchemy Project/Breathless

Black Carbon (Eric Hilton Remix)- Akae Beka Ft. Chronixx
Lane- Sampa The Great Ft. Denzel Curry
Traffico- Nudha w/Appino
Flos Potentia (Sugar, Cotton, Tobacco)- Ron Trent’s Warm Ft. Khruangbin

Purple Fields

The middle portion of the proGram had such a way about it that just waved at you.

Evil Game- Eric’s Blues Band
Great Minds Drink Alike- Altered Five Blues Band w/horns
Fattening Frogs for Snakes- Steve Bailey Ft. Mississippi MacDonald
I Just Want to Be a Good Man (To Be Used by You)- Pastor Champion

Familias Ricas- Steven Brown
Kill- Steven Brown
Resist- Steven Brown

Keespin (If)- Tomson Highway Ft. Patricia Cano
***pre-recorded conversation with Tomson Highway***
Athis Eesaa Gee Hitaan (Because I Love You)- Tomson Highway Ft. Patricia Cano

Check In- Monophonics
Crash & Burn- Monophonics
Check Out- Monophonics
I’m Standing Here- Trombone Shorty Ft. Gary Clark Jr.

Slight Whining (Fast)- The Blassics
Hum Tumhe- Les Jeux Sont Funk


The beGinng to this week’s program had the best sniff around.

Long Time- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
I Love Playin’ With Fire- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
White Gold- Jane Lee Hooker

Unconditional I (Lookout Kid)- Arcade Fire
Party In the Streets- Eric Din
Underlands- Andrew Bird

Don’t Sell out (For Free)- Walker Brigade
The Big Greaser- The John Denver Airport Conspiracy
The Big Classic- The John Denver Airport Conspiracy
Backwards- Soft Machine Ft. Robert Wyatt (live)

I Got the Blues- Alabama Slim & Little Freddie King
Going Down the Road Feeling Bad- Algia Mae Hinton
Love So Strong- Bonnie Raitt
Jolene- GA-20
I Want A Little Boy- Kim Nalley Band w/Houston Person Ft. Maria Muldaur

Talkin’ Cree Country with Tomson Highway

Writer, composer and musician Tomson Highway was born in a snowbank on the Manitoba/Nunavut border to a family of nomadic caribou hunters. He had the great privilege of growing up in two languages: Cree, his mother tongue, and Dene, the language of the neighboring nation, a people with whom his family travelled and hunted. He is the proud son of legendary caribou hunter and world championship dogsled racer, Joe Highway, and artist-in-her-own-right (as bead-worker and quilt-maker extraordinaire), Pelagie Highway. That’s them on the cover of the brand new record, ‘Cree Country’. Sung by the incomparable Patricia Cano, ‘Cree Country’ is a stylish collection of twelve new country songs from one of Canada’s most prolific artistic innovators. With a spectacular band including the very best of Canadian country players, the album’s compelling tunes speak of real life, love, longing, devotion, our connection with nature, and the courage it takes to strive for your goals. Produced by the award-winning John Alcorn, the virtuosity of each musician is given great room to shine, with backup vocals that recall The Jordanaires, the gospel quartet loved by Elvis. Cree is an Indigenous language spoken by 100,000 North Americans. Many of Canada’s most well-known place names are of Cree origin, including Winnipeg, Manitoba, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Chicoutimi, Québec, and Ottawa. It’s a very rhythmic language that lends itself naturally to music-making – and particularly country! Tomson recalls living in the Manitoba bush in the 1950’s and hanging a transistor radio high in the trees at night to hear country music waft north all the way from Nashville, Tennessee. The joy of hearing that music is the inspiration behind these tunes.

I am proud to say that I had the chance to catch up with Tomson Highway to discuss the seed to flower creation of this fantastic new release. It was incredible to hear how long this music, this show, has been a work in progress. The happiness and joy that this sound spreads is really incomparable to that which oozes out of Tomson…I am still noticing my smile is a little bit wider these days. Within these words, there are paths to inner healing and hints on ways to find that happiness that is clearly still all around – I think I will just climb the ladder a little higher and adjust my transistor radio…recalibrate and check out Tomson and Cree Country.

Taking Covers

Final part of this week’s proGram had an extra place just for us.

Sala De Los Pecadores- Making Movies

Movements (The Joe Gibbs Way)- Count Matchuki & The Destroyers
Jack Of My Trade- Sir Lord Comic & The Destroyers
Saagama- Noori & His Dorpa Band
Al Amal- Noori & His Dorpa Band

It’s OK [The Movement Tribe Goes Dubbing]- UNA

Cuban Delirium- Sim Nagai
Copacabana Sand- Sim Nagai
In Rotation- Sim Nagai
Leaves- Naneum
Tacoma (Gone Remix)- Bottler

Desnuda (Yuksek Remix)- Underground System
He Said She Said- Underground System
Into The Fire- Underground System

Take Your Time- Tyler Durdin, Ovrthro & Wolves & Sheep Ft. Alex Shade & Kit Whitacre
Lies Are Free- Tyler Durdin, Ovrthro & Wolves & Sheep Ft. Maruchan Chef, Kit Whitacre, DJ Silent Beard & Moneypenny