Options Steve Krinsky: Playlist from August 25, 2007 Options

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Options August 25, 2007: Eugene

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Big Guitars from Texas  Near East Beast   Options I don't usually play this one, a Denny Freeman composition 
Bob Brozman Orchestra  Lumiere de la Mer   Options BB plays (almost) all the instruments-- and there are many-- on his new album, "Lumiere" (Riverboat, 2007) 
Kusuma Sari & Sading  Tabuh Penyuwud   Options Music from Bali, Gamelan Batel/Wayang Ramayana is the title of the CD. I can't stop reading Paul Theroux novels; his book-- the Consul's Files-- takes place in Malaysia, near Bali 
Sonny Rollins  Someone To Watch Over Me   Options This Gershwin & Gershwin tune is worth waking up for, one of my two favorite tunes from "Silver City"--a 2-CD collection of Sonny' work. The other fave is "Tennessee Waltz" 
Frankie Trumbauer  Singin' the Blues   Options One of the first tenor sax players to make melody the key to his playing; recorded in the 1920s with, I think, Bix on cornet 
Hoagy Carmichael  Lazybones   Options My dad used to "sing" this song to wake us up, a song that echoed his working class philosophy: "Lazy bones, loafing all the day, how you expect to make a dime?" 
Dinah Washington  What A Difference A Day Makes   Options Recorded in 1959, this is one of Dinah's best known 
Moussa Doumbia  Samba   Options 70s funk from Mali, on "Keleya" 
Manu Chao  A Cosa   Options A new album from this European internationalist, although he doesn't leave much room between tracks 
Manu Chao  La Vida Tombola   Options I like this guy; the CD is called "La Radiolina" 
La Cumbiamba Eneye  El Indio   Options "Good local contempo Afro-Columbian"-- someone wrote on the CD cover 
Trio Madeira Brasil/Marcos Suzano  Assanhado   Options From "The Sound of Rio: Brasil Eirinho" (Milan, 2007) 
Caetano Veloso  Michelangelo Antonioni   Options On "Noites do Norte" (Nonesuch, 2000) 
Caetano Veloso e Gilberto Gil  Cinema Novo   Options Recorded 1993, "Tropicalia 2" brings together two pioneers of radical Brazilian music. The military dictatorship is long gone, Gil is now Minister of Culture in Brazil, Veloso an international star. Let's celebrate these victories! 
Chris Coole  Skating on the Harbourfront   Options Cool Canadian clawhammer 
Mark Schatz  Ye Banks and Braes O' Bonnie Doon   Options Schatz doesn't sound like a Scottish name 
Laura Boosinger  Sail Away Ladies   Options Three tunes from "Old Time Banjo Festival" on Rounder, 2007 
o'death  The Crab Apple Switch   Options This NYC band mixes old time country & punk, a little boistrous for early in the morn 
o'death  O Lee O   Options From "Head Home" on Earnest Jenning, 2007 
Donna the Buffalo  No Place Like the Right Time   Options This band is hot on the jam band circuit but-- as you can tell from this song-- their sound is much rich and varied. This tune is from one of their first albums "Positive Friction" (Sugarhill, 2000) 
Al Stewart  I Don't Believe You   Options Dylan tune, from 1971 
Michelle Shocked  If Love Was a Train   Options "Mercury Poise: 1988-1995" is a collection of MS work, with appropriate cute cover photos but no music credits 
Jimmy Thackery & John Mooney  I'll Come Running Back   Options Sam Cooke cover, from a couple of blues guys; Jim Thackery used to play for the Nighthawks, a great DC-based band. In the 90s, he & Mooney did an acoustic album together-- "Sideways in Paradise"-- for Blind Pig Records. 
Janine Wilson  It's Better to Give Than Receive   Options Janine has help from some of Austin's best on "The Blue Album": Jesse Taylor, Don McCallister, Floyd Domino, Ernie Durawa and (from San Antonio) the West Side Horns 
Jimmie Vaughan  Don't Cha Know   Options Stevie Ray's big brother, used to play guitar for Fabulous Thunderbirds. His 1994 solo album-- "Strange Pleasure" (Epic) -- is a good one 
Tracy Nelson  River's Invitation   Options Written by Percy Mayfield; from Tracy's 1980 "Come See About Me" album on Flying Fish 
Derailers  Together Again   Options New CD by this Austin country band is mostly covers of Buck Owens tunes: "Under the Influence of Buck" (Palo Duro, 2007) 
Bill Neely  Pflugerville Boogie   Options Bill used to show up at parties in Austin and sit on the porch and just play; Arhoolie released an album, later a CD, on his music: "Texas Law & Justice" 
Bill Neely w/ R Powell St. John  Deep Elm Blues   Options RP St. John was a charter member of Mother Earth, where he split the vocals with Tracy Nelson. Where is he now? 
Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard  Mom & Dad's Waltz   Options Along with Ray Price, these guys are now touring and put out a snazzy new album of honky tonk songs: "Last of the Breed" (Lost Highway, 2007) 
Willie Nelson  Mr. Record Man   Options 1965 clean cut Willie 
Peter Case  Just Hangin' On   Options New CD is "Let Us Know Praise Sleepy John" (Yep Roc, 2007) 
Butch Hancock & Marce Lacouture  Kiss on the Mouth   Options In 1985, Butch & Marce did a great album together: "Yella Rose". Both have since left Austin: Butch now lives Terlingua, TX, near Big Bend; Marce is in Lafayette, LA 
Carolyn Mark  The 1 that Got Away (with it)   Options From Vancouver, Carolyn Mark has a nice new album: "Nothing Is Free" 
Cannon's Jug Stompers  Viola Lee Blues   Options In the 1920s-- yeh, the 20s-- Gus Cannon & Noah Lewis made a pile of great music. The Grateful Dead listened to them and you should too. On Yazoo. 
Doc Watson  Going Down the Road Feeling Bad   Options This tune, with son Merle on rhythm guitar, is on "Elementary Dr. Watson" (Tomato, 2002) 
Mud Boy & the Neutrons  I've Got a Secret (Didn't We Shake Sugaree)   Options This is Jim Dickinson & SId Selvidge, in 1995, doing one of Fred Neil's many great songs; these Memphis musicians are still out there. Keep an eye/ear out for them 
North Mississippi Allstars  Freedom Highway   Options Pop Staples tune, on "51 Phantom" (Tone-Cool. 2001) done by young blues rockers, two of them sons of Jim Dickinson 
Sugarchile Robinson  Stick and Stones   Options This is from "Movement Soul, Volume 2"-- a collection of civil rights sounds: music (from CL Franklin, Babs Gonzales), news clips, speeches (Thurgood Marshall), etc. 
George Simkins  The 1960s Sit-ins   Options George Simkins was a dentist and president of the Greensboro . NAACP chapter; here he talks about the sit-ins that helped desegregate lunch counters-- and eventually-- the South in the 1960s 
Sounds Incorporated  Keep Moving   Options Off a new Joe Meek collection 
Freddy Cannon  Buzz Buzz A-Diddle-It   Options Freddy's cousin, Mike Picariello, was captain of my high school football team in Revere, Massachusetts 
Duke Levine  Attack of the Mutant Guitars   Options Duke is from Worcester, MA; his 1992 album-- "Nobody's Home" on Rounder-- is filled with killer guitar instrumentals 
Crazy Joe & the Variable Speed Band  Eugene   Options Isn't this the greatest song ever? Okay, maybe the 2nd or 3rd or 11th. Written & produced by Joe Renda & Ace Frehley. I have a 45 on Casablanca from 1980 

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