Options Steve Krinsky: Playlist from July 1, 2006 Options

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Options July 1, 2006: Java Jive

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Big Guitars from Texas  Holiday for Hoss   Options I like this track but I mostly play it when I need an extra minute to get ready for my show-- like at 6 o'clock in the morning! 
Merle Jagger  Trash Tornado   Options Playful names-- for band & song-- but a fine twang instrumental; from "Rancho Los Angeles" (LPJ, 2006) 
Chatham County Line  Savoy Special   Options Mix in a little bluegrass...from "Speed of the Whipporwill" on Yep Roc 
M Shanghai String Band  June Apple   Options Traditional Appalachian instrumental by this Brooklyn band; from "Up from Ground Below (Mossback Records, 2004) 
Ryck Kaiser & Friends  Cherokee Shuffle   Options "A collection of traditional Appalachian and Celtic fiiddle tunes" is the blurb on this nice instrumental album. For more info, write ryck_kaiser@juno.com. Thanks to Willy for bringing this back from Pennsylvania for me 
Lonesome Sisters w/ Rayna Gellert  3rd of June   Options From "Follow Me Down" (Tin Halo Music) 
Tele Ranch  All Blues   Options Twang guitar covers of tunes by Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Coltrane, Monk-- and Fred Rose ("Roly Poly" done by Hank Williams) 
Charlie Christian  Lady Be Good   Options Great jazz guitarist plays one of my favorite tunes, although he can get lost in this 1939 jam-- with Lester Young, Count Basie, Sweets Edison, Fletcher Henderson, Meed Lux Lewis & Albert Ammons. Listen for the guitar solo 
Meed Lux Lewis & Albert Ammons  Two & Fews   Options Boogie woogie piano duet by two of the best 
Lonesome Sisters w/ Rayna Gellert  Like This   Options  
BBQ Bob  We Sure Got Hard Times   Options In 1978, Rounder put out "Hard Times"--an album of (mostly blues) songs about the difficulties facing blacks in America in the early part of the 20th Century. Powerful songs about work, racism and more 
BBQ Bob & the Spareribs  1 More Mile   Options Bob Pomeray, NJ blues guitar player, from "Burning Sensation" (Dada Records). Check out Bob's website: bbq-bob.com 
Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon  Stewball   Options Smithsonian-Folkways just released a nice collection: "Classic African-American Ballads" 
Elvis Costello/Allen Toussaint  Pick Me Up on Your Way Down   Options This new album includes some originals, written by these two; this tune is an Allen Toussaint classic, sung by Elvis Costello 
Irma Thomas  Hold on to God's Changing Hand   Options Even an atheist like me is moved by the passion of gospel music-- and the Soul Queen of New Orleans sings with passsion as well as anyone 
Ink Spots  Java Jive   Options This 1940 vocal smash was written by Milt Drake (Druckman); his family emigrated from Transylvania. Borther Ervin put lyrics to "Tico Tico" & "Perdido", brother Arnold wrote text for "Batman" & "Superman" 
Squirrel Nut Zippers  Missing Link   Options Latin tinged instrumental from the fine Chapel Hill band 
Los Lobos  Mas y Mas   Options What a great rock & roll band!! I saw them a few weeks ago at Liberty State Park, where they played for a few hundred people on the shores of the Hudson River 
Los Lobos w/ Ry Cooder  Quatro Vicios   Options A little more traditional Norteno style 
John Hiatt  I'm Not That Kat Anymore   Options Los Super Seven started out as a South Austin jam session; this tune is from their 3rd album-- "I Heard It Through the X"-- a tribute to border radio 
Jeff Daniels  Daddy-O-Rock   Options Three from a new 4-CD set of rockabilly stuff, on Rhino 
Big Al Downing  Down on the Farm   Options "Rooster won't crow/Chicken won't cluck/Walkin' round the barnyard/Doin' the Hucklebuck" Go Big Al! 
Buddy Holly  Rockin' with Ollie Vee   Options Isn't this the best rock & roll song ever? 
Rodney Crowell  Old Pipeliner   Options Hot cover of Moon Mullican classic, with Albert Lee helping out on killer guitar 
Hackberry Ramblers  Grand Texas   Options This may be the longest American band in existance, old time Cajuns who know how to mix it up 
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys  Zarico est pas sale   Options Speaking of mixing it up, these Cajun youngsters rock on Clifton Chenier's zydeco original 
Emmy Lou Harris  Born to Run   Options Albert Lee, again, on guitar. Not the Springsteen tune; country songwriter Paul Kennerly wrote it 
Jennifer Warnes & Rob Wasserman  Ballad of the Runaway Horse   Options Nice cover of Leonard Cohen tune, on Wasserman's second CD of duets 
Leonard Cohen  I'm Your Man   Options Title cut to his wonderful 1988 album 
Tim Buckley  The River   Options I just loved this guys lyrics when I first heard him in 1968. While they don't quite hold up over the years, this is a nice song 
Langston Hughes  The Negro Speaks of Rivers   Options The Harlem Renaissance poet knew how to say a lot in a few words; check out "Weary Blues"-- his recordings with Mingus 
Johnny Cash  Four Strong Winds   Options Recorded just before he died (and it sounds like it), this is a powerful rendition of the Ian & Sylvia classic; from "American V: A Hundred Highways" 
The Byrds  Deportees (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)   Options Woody Guthrie humanizes the migrant workers from Mexico, who pick the food we eat. Power to the immigrants! 
Woody Guthrie  Do Re Mi   Options California looked like the Garden of Eden, Woody says. But life was hard for Dust Bowl migrants like Woody and his Okie neighbors 
Woody Guthrie  Jarama   Options Woody's salute to the anti-fascist International Brigades fighting in the Spanish Civil War. 
Grateful Dead  Estimated Prophet   Options The Dead sing of California. "No, no, no. Don't worry about me" 
Randy Scruggs  Smile At Me Again   Options Nice instrumental from new tribute to Kris Kristofferson 

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