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Options January 5, 2009: Cowboys of the Hardwood
Extend the holidays. Some of this musict I found when Abbie (my home-from-college son) & I rebuilt our sound system and we sorted piles of CDs. Some I heard on XM Radio, flying back from Florida last week. A few were holiday gift CDs or flea market buys or hot tips from friends. I'm particularly excited about my new four-CD box —“Progressions: 100 Years of Jazz Guitar” on Sony-Legacy—which begins with Vess Ossman doing “St. Louis Tickle” in 1906 and includes recent work from Bill Frissell and others, with much in between. The newest CD from Austin radio station KGSR includes live tunes from Carolyn Wonderland and others. I also got a neato BBKing box and lots more. And don’t forget our roundball set, with Garry Krinsky’s tribute to the Boston Celtics, Cheech & Chong’s “Basketball Jones” plus Brother Bones doing “Sweet Georgia Brown” I’m on next week and I saved stuff from a nice Studio One reggae collection, my tribute to recently dead faves (Davy Graham, Nick Reynolds of Kingston Trio, Odetta), and esp. John Boutte’s “Good Neighbor” CD, hot new stuff from New Orleans. Get in touch with comments, suggestions, jokes at stevek@wfmu.org.

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Artist Track Comments
Big Guitars from Texas  Bulldoggin' Boogie   Options  
Eddie Bush  Clowin' the Frets   Options Listed as Eddie Bush & The Los Angeles Biltmore Trio, names unknown. Recorded 1928 for Okeh, now on the 100 Years of Jazz Guitar box. 
Gabor Szabo  Gypsy Queen   Options This 1966 number was recorded in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and produced by Bob Thiele. Musical help from Ron Carter, Chico Hamilton, Willie Bobo, etc. 
Toumani Diabate  Jarabi   Options  
Lito Barrientos y Su Orquesta  Cumbia en Do Menor   Options from "Arriba la Cumbia" (Crammed Disc, 2008) 
El Combo Los Galleros  Tabaco Mascao   Options another hot number from "Arriba La Cumbia!" 
Made in Mexico  Mundo 2   Options The album in "Guerillaton" on Skin Graft (2008) and it's interesting and odd 
Made in Mexico  Yes We Can   Options "You Are A Donkey" 
Manteca  Afro Funky   Options The CD is "Ritmo & Sabor" from mid-70s, not sure what else other than it swings 
Omara Portuondo w/ Chico Buarques  O Que Sera   Options A little Spanish, a little Portuguese-- and a Brazilian flavor from this Cuban singer, one of the Buena Vista Social Clubbers; new CD is "Gracias" (WorldVillage, 2008) 
Buena Vista Social Club  El Cuarto de Tula   Options Live at Carnegie Hall 
Dave Soldier  Casamineto de los Apaches   Options from "Yol K'u: Mayan Mountain Music (MUlatta, 2008) 
BB King  Gambler's Blues   Options Live recorded in Chicago, from 1967 album, "Blues is King"-- now on CD on MCA. 
Taj Mahal  Country Blues #1   Options Slide...oops...slide again 
Fabulous Thunderbirds  Extra Jimmies   Options Jimmie Vaughn plays mean guitar 
Carolyn Wonderland  Misunderstood   Options Recorded live at KGSR in Austin 
James Hunter  Talking 'Bout My Love   Options This Brit can do it as good as anyone, from his 2006 CD "People Gonna Talk" on Rounder 
The Skeletons  It's The Little Things   Options I just love this band; are they still around? I know they were from Missouri but I saw them at Maxwells years ago. Wow. This Sonny Bono cover is just great 
Harvey  Anyway You Wanta   Options One of Mad Mike's Monsters 
Saxons  Camel Walk   Options I've played this many times before but isn't it irresistible? Yoytrepek. 
Neil Young  Intro to Sugar Mountain   Options Live at Canterbury House 1968, now on CD on Reprise 
Neil Young  Sugar Mountain   Options There's an ad in the CD cover for the show, offering "free eats". 
Garry Krinsky  Cowboys of the Hardwood   Options A tribute to the Boston Celtics from my brother; check out his website-- garrykrinsky.com-- for more from this fine upstanding talented fellow. 
Cheech & Chong  Basketball Jones   Options Great lines: "That basketball was like a basketball to me" & "I've got more moves than x-lax". Thanks listeners. 
Brother Bones & His Shadows  Sweet Georgia Brown   Options Theme song of the Harlem Globetrotters 
Robbie Fulks  I Told Her Lies   Options Robbie Fulks is one of the best around these days. Members of the Skeletons (did I mention that I love this band) help him out on “South Mouth”—his 1997 album for Bloodshot 
Gary Stewart  Whiskey Trip   Options Always sad to hear this guy, one of the best. I listened to him on an airplane coming back from Florida last week and he sounded so good at 30,000 feet! 
Junior Brown  Coconut Island   Options Your leaving work and I'm in a honky tonk mood. 
Charlie Louvin  Wreck of the Old 97   Options My live story: "Hey Steve, you're way behind time" 
World Famous Blue Jays  Cookin' with Jay   Options  
Reno & Adcock  Earl's Breakdown   Options  
Merle Haggard  I Think I'll Just Stay Here & Drink   Options Last one, I promise. (But listen to these guys play) 
Louis Moholo-Moholo with Marilyn Crispell  Moment of Truth   Options Louis Moholo was a member of the Blue Notes, the superb South African combo who moved to Europe in the 60s. He has been making great music since then and this new CD is no exception. 
Sidney Pinchback  Soul Strokes   Options I ran across this tune on a Mojo collection called Soul Riot" (August, 2001). The magazine had a long article on Sly Stone plus a 21-song CD, including this instrumental version of Syl Johnson's "Different Strokes" 
Millie Jackson  It Hurts So Good   Options A tough song, also from the Mojo Mag CD 
Delbert McClinton  Hold On to Your Hiney   Options There was a time, back in the 80s, when I thought this guy put on the best live shows ever. I hope he's till hangin' in there. Check out a couple of great interviews he did at fmu with Glenn Jones. 
Sue Foley  Howlin' for My Darlin'   Options  
Tim Hardin  Don't Make Promises   Options I heard Tim Hardin at the Club 47 in Cambridge in the 60s, back when I was a kid. His first album is now out on CD on Water Records 
Charlie Musselwhite  Sleepwalk   Options A blues harp version of a classic instrumental 
Sonny Rollins  More Than You Know   Options Recorded in 2006 and available on "Road Shows", Vol 1" 
Laurel Aitken  El Podrino Del Ska   Options from a cool collection "100% Latin Ska" on Moon Records, NYC (1995) 
Senor Coconut  Pinball Chacha   Options CD: "Around the World" on Nacional Records 
Les Poules  Rapaces   Options  
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou  Mi Ni Non Kpo   Options  
Franco & Le Tpok Jazz  Cherie Bondowe 2   Options Franco died in 1989 but Stern's Music new collection of 28 of his best tunes keeps him alive. 

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Listener comments!

  3:03pm Cecile:

Steve Krinsky, always good to hear you!
  3:04pm fishmonkeystew:

Hey, I like it!
  3:07pm wow, i love it:

  3:10pm still puzzled/breathing:

You could probably play this at my first funeral. Please.
  3:13pm annie:

yeah, i'd have to have a perpetually continuous funeral to play all the music i'd love to hear played when i go.
  3:16pm Sean Daily:

Not even close to first comment! Woo hoo!
  3:18pm still p/b:

It's the deep despair at not being able to dance the cumbia that'll kill me.
  3:22pm Georgia:

got any rare R Stevie Moore?
  3:24pm jeffincanada:

i really like this made in mexico track. thanks for the details on it - cause i'm seekin it out.
  3:26pm Cecile:

love the day tripper quote
  3:28pm Cecile:

like buttah
  3:30pm fishmonkeystew:

Steve, turn up yer vocal. Killer set, by the way.
  3:30pm tim:

Great stuff. Please turn up your mike, or move your voice closer to it.
  3:44pm Steve Krinsky:

Hi All: Sorry for the bad mic sound but glad to hear from everyone. Keep those cards & letters coming.
  3:59pm Robert Johnson:

Behold all that I have wrought! You're welcome.
  3:59pm Joe Steele:

Very nice set.
  4:00pm Randy:

Hey Steve - Wasn't sure if you got my e-mail from this morning in time... I suggested some Otis Spann -- pianist extraordinaire for Muddy Waters -- one doesn't hear much of Otis on the airwaves... Hope all is well and that you're havin' fun...
  4:02pm Jack Nicholson:

Comments? You can't handle my commentss!
  4:04pm annie:

can we hope for some ry?
  4:04pm fishmonkeystew:

I'll second that Otis Spann.
  4:04pm Aristotle:

There are no accidents. Everything you have done before has led to this "accident."
  4:06pm Otis Spann Fodder:

request for some loud r. stevie moore
  4:06pm Cecile:

Rodrigo y Gabriela? Hell yeah.
I was so bummed they cancelled their tour last year.
  4:18pm Cecile:

got Billy Stewart?
  4:18pm fishmonkeystew:

A wise man, that Aristotle...
  4:33pm Cecile:

We here in Minnesota are glad that Kevin finally proved the front office wrong. He only kept saying "get me some support and I will bring you a ring" for most of a decade.
  4:34pm Cecile:

I love that one line: "that basketball was like a basketball to me"
  4:36pm Stan-Lee:

"I've got more moves than Ex-Lax"!!!
  4:37pm Meadowlark Lemon:

Now, that's what I like..........
  4:38pm The Goose:

yeah, man, I'm feeling it.
  4:40pm Curly Neal:

Gimme some of that
  4:42pm Richard Nixon:

Finally, a pop song I can relate to
  4:43pm Jack Daniels:

I approve this message.
  4:51pm Cecile:

wow, a couple of World Series rings, and they can play some good guitars, too.
  4:58pm north guinea hills:

i've always have had a soft spot for merle.... thanks steve!
  5:09pm Webhamster Henry:

Hi Steve! Happy New Year!
  5:13pm annie:

this is a show after my own heart. sounds like one of my playlists.. way cool.
  5:42pm Cecile:

this is awesome. Is this the Yello song?
  5:57pm annie:

this has been awesome,,, thanks for the tunes!
  5:58pm Cecile:

yeah, man. Catch you next week!
  4:42am mike tp:

party tested set.
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