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April 26, 2008: Walk Right In
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|Big Guitars from Texas||Boomerang|
|Robert Randolph & The Family Band||Calypso||Sacred Steel knows how to rock. These guys started out as a church band in East Orange; look where they are now!!|
|Sandy Bull||Improvisation for Oud 1||from "Still Valentine's Day 1969"|
|Debashish Bhattacharya||Mishra Shivaranjani Dhun Dadra||"Debashish thought of this guitar in line with the western concept of Slide Ukelele," say the liner notes to "Trinity of Guitars" (P&M Records, 2003)|
|Badal Roy||One in the Pocket||Title cut to Badal's 1997 album with Glen Velez and Steve Gorn|
|Etran Finatawa||Soto||"Raunchy" guitars from the Tuareg & Wodaabe nomadic people of the Sahara; on Riverboat Records/World Music Network (2008)|
|BB King||Ain't That Just Like a Woman||Early blues boy; I guess I should track down a date!|
|Royal Crown Revue||The Walkin' Blues||She wants to dance the hucklebuck but, really, all she wants to do is...walk right in, walk right out.|
|George Thorogood||Huckle Up Baby||Is it too early to huckle up baby? Based on Johnny Preston and John Lee Hooker.|
|Eddie Bo||Hey Bo||He's stick rockin', gonna be at JazzFest; from "New Orleans Funk: Volume 2" (Soul Jazz Records, 2008)|
|Danny White||The Twitch||More N.O. funk; love that intro en francais.|
|Dejean Olympia Brass Band||Who Dat?||You don't have to be a football fan to like this street jazz tune.|
|Kermit Ruffins||Skokiann||With of without the Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit makes the best BBQ in New Orleans|
|Peter Bocage and his Creole Serenaders||Bouncing Around||Starts as bed music, then it swings by itself; recorded in 1961. Isn't Eddie Bo's given name Bocage?|
|Mose Allison||Ever Since the World Ended||Nobody has a catalogue of such clever sweet jazz tunes as Mose. I got this off the great box set: "Allison Wonderland" (Rhino, 1994)|
|Roxanne Beck||Comes Love||Title cut to a nice new CD; recorded in Calabasas, California. For more info, roxannebeck.com|
|Billie Holiday||What A Little Moonlight Can Do||Recorded in 1935, with Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman, Roy Eldridge, Ben Webster and more. Wow.|
|Billie Holiday with Benny Goodman's Orchestra||These Foolish Things||Okay, let's hear another.|
|Jenny Scheinman||Twilight Time||Jazz violinist has a new album, with covers of Dylan, Lucinda Williams, Tom Waits and more. Nice vocals, amazing band.|
|Nick Lowe||Shake That Rat||I forgot to announce this one: An addon tune to the 30th anniversary of "Jesus is Cool" (Yep Roc, 2007)|
|Red Stick Ramblers||The Smeckled Suite||Written by Chas Justus, one by Roy Smeck in 1938, these Baton Rouge-type fellows have a good time with it. From "Made in the Shade" (Sugar Hill, 2007)|
|Ryck Kaiser & Friends||The Downfall of Paris||This fine Pennsylvania combo put out collection of Appalachian and Celtic fiddle tunes in 2003; email email@example.com for more info|
|Yellowman||Hill & Gully Rider||This Jamaican riff snuck into the folk idiom on a banana boat.|
|The Tarriers||Banana Boat Song||On the internet, it list Glenn Yarborough as the singer in this band but he was in another band. Wha t gives? And did the Tarriers write this?|
|Tommy Makem||Drill, Ye, Tarriers, Drill||He used to play hot Irish music with the Clancy Brothers.|
|Geoff Muldaur||Old Train 29||Geoff recorded this in Malibu in 1979 for Flying Fish. I have the vinyl version of "Blues Boy"|
|Dan Del Santo||Underdog Rag||First two songs with Evan Stover; from "White Featers in the Coop"|
|Dan Del Santo||Roberta||Recorded in 1974 &1976 in upstate NY, released on CD on Trix in 1996|
|Dan Del Santo||Sun City (Blood Money)||Then he moved to Austin. His band was the Professors of Pleasure and he recorded this 1985 vinyl EP at theheight of the anti-aparthied movement|
|Dan Del Santo||Merci, Baby, Merci||This one was recorded in Marble Falls, Texas in 1984. Harmony vocal by Penny Hanna; harmonica Slim Heilpern|
|Dan Del Santo & Professors of Pleasure||Pleasure Push||Let's try it at 33. "That's Life in the Big City" is a full album-- all the other stuff I have are 45s, EPs & compilations-- from 1981. Has anyone put out a CD of his stuff?|
|Dan Del Santo||Everything's An Argument||In 1984, Elektra put out a compilation of Texas musicians; Dan is the only one with two cuts! It's around: "Ten from Texas: Herd It Through the Grapevine"|
|Dan Del Santo||The Devil's Shuffle||Back to upstate NY to end our tribute to the late Dan Del Santo. He deserves to be heard.|
|Joe Ely & Joel Guzman||I'm a Thousand Miles From Home||Live at the Cactus Cafe, recently|
|Guy Clark||Instant Coffee Blues||"From "Old No. 1"-- recorded in 1975, reissued on CD (again) by Sony/BMG.|
|Laura Cantrell||Train of Life||I always thought this was a Merle Haggard song but Laura lists Roger Miller as the writer; from her new CD/EP: "Trains and Boats and Planes" (Diesel Only, 2008)|
|Merle Haggard||Silver Wings||Laura does this one too but it only inspired me to play Merle himself|
|Tift Merrit||Broken||New CD: "Another Country" (Fantasy, 2008)|
|Tanya Tucker||Texas (When I Die)||When I got here and saw this collection of "outlaw" music, I vowed not to play this song but I waffled.|
|Thomas Mapfumo||Magirira||A salute to the South African longshoremen's union, who refused to unload guns destined to help the Mugabe government in Zimbabwe hang on to power--even though they lost the election.|
Sat. 4/26/08 6:59am
Just turned you on. This sounds familiar.
Sat. 4/26/08 7:03am
Hey Chip: Nexty song for your homecoming party!
Sat. 4/26/08 7:05am
Hope Polly and Anna aren't listening.
Sat. 4/26/08 7:33am
Hey, Steve. usually, I'm in a Flatiron District bed at this hour on a Saturday, but this week finds me in a motel coffee shop in the Hudson Valley, just on the edge of WXDH range. Glad to be sharing a morning joe with you,
Sat. 4/26/08 8:31am
Hey, love the song "Everythings an argument" !
Great show :D
-dude from norway
Sat. 4/26/08 8:33am
Isn't that a great tune. Finally a comment: what a drought we had from 7:30 to 8:30. Keep those cards & letters coming.
Sat. 4/26/08 8:38am
Hehe, yeah, looks kinda slow today..
Think we just needed to be reminded that this site exists.c",)
Sat. 4/26/08 8:40am
Btw, is it possible to come with a request?
Sat. 4/26/08 8:40am
Thanks for opening my ears to Joe Ely, terrific track. Replace the accordian with brass and its not too disimilar to our John Tamms, this side of the Atlantic.
Joining in the fun from Scotland! Good ol' WFMU!
Sat. 4/26/08 8:45am
Nice to hear from Europe; requests welcome but I only have 15 minutes. Try me.
Sat. 4/26/08 8:46am
Somthing from Buddy Guy would be awsome!
Sun. 4/27/08 12:07pm
The Tarriers were a vocal group specializing in folk music and folk-flavored popular music. Founded in 1956 by Erik Darling, Alan Arkin, and Bob Carey, they had two hit songs during 1956-57: "Cindy, Oh Cindy" (with Vince Martin) and "The Banana Boat Song."which is sometimes credited as written by them and covered by Harry Belafonte as "Day-O".
Shortly after appearing in a low-budget musical titled Calypso Heat Wave (1957, in which they lip-synched to "The Banana Boat Song"), Arkin left the group to pursue acting and was replaced by Clarence Cooper. In 1959, Darling departed to join The Weavers; he was replaced by banjoist/singer Eric Weissberg (later of "Dueling Banjos" fame). In 1962, Weissberg's college chum Marshall Brickman joined, making the group a quartet until Carey departed in late 1963 to pursue a solo career. With the decline in popularity of folk music in the wake of the British Invasion, The Tarriers disbanded in 1965.
Mon. 3/30/09 11:23am
don't know if you're still around. I see from a April 2008 set list that you seem to be a fan of Dan Del Santo, and have reached a ways further back into his discography than most on the web. I thought you'd be interested to know about his first and second bands. A long-time resident of Poughkeepsie, New York (not sure if he was born there), he started performing in the early seventies, and hooked up with my brother, Evan. They first performed all-acoustic, with Dan flat-picking and Evan finger-picking guitars. Evan sometimes played piano or accordion, and when they added more musicians in a new band, later switched to his main instrument, fiddle. Fred Robinson, an old fan has put together some photos and tracks from this new band, the Arm Brothers. You can find them at:
Only the Phoenicia sets and the studio tracks date from before Dan left for Texas...
Dan's music was unique from the start. Having grown up with them (and being a bluegrass fan), I still find the Arm Brothers the most compelling of Dan's work. Also, he had some strong musical personalities counterbalancing and adding to his own genius -- which could be an acquired taste!
Thanks for your kind comments about Dan -- whatever his faults, he had a huge heart, and a huge talent.
Wed. 3/10/10 7:51am
Hi. I photographed Dan in my studio in the mid-eighties. It'd be a nice addition to this website. If you'd like it just email me. Dan was a wonderful musician and KUT DJ. Thx.
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