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October 10, 2010: Midnight Mambeaux
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|Big Guitars from Texas||Bulldoggin' Boogie||The theme: an album, originally two, combined into one CD, of Austin twang.|
|Dick Dale||Rumble||King of the Surf Guitar|
|Country Joe & the Fish||Flying High||These guys are under appreciated, although I heard someone play them recently on the station. Bay Area psych from 1969 with help from friends.|
|Roberto Conrado||Omnifarius||Italian psych from 1972: "Flipper Psychout" on Vampi Soul (2010)|
|Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics||Latin||New, on Strut.|
|Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures||Walking the Curve||Great lineup, hot tunes. I think that's Kenny Wessel on lead guitar.|
|Kottarashky||Cheteri||From a nice collection: "Balkan Grooves" on Eastblok out of Berlin (2009)|
|Budos Band||Reppirt Yad||In memory of John Lennon. New from Daptone.|
Music behind DJ:
|Day Tripper||Not sure why but straight Beatles' covers-- even competent like this one-- are boring. That's why it's talkover music.|
|Lou Donaldson||Mambo Inn||I have this on a nice collection called "Jumpin' Jazz" with lots of great players, like Grant Green, Eddie Jefferson, Houston Person and more.|
|Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||Give It Back||Great new CD on Daptone. Hey, I see Fernando Velez, formerly of Jersey City, is a Dap-King!|
|A.C. Reed||I'd Rather Fight Than Switch||This one comes off "The USA Records Blues Story"-- issued on CD in 2007, recorded in the 60s.|
|Koko Taylor||Honky Tonky||Another USA Blues cut, this one a cover of a Mel Tillis song!|
|Delbert McClinton||Turn On Your Love Light||Great song, amazing cover. Delbert does it as good as it can be done. I'm sure Bobby Bland would agree.|
|Clyde Kerr, Jr.||Treme||This longtime New Orleans trumpeter and music teacher died in August; his only solo album came out the year before. Although he gigged for years, he is best known as a teacher-- with some of the best NO jazz players his students. RIP Clyde.|
|Professor Longhair||She Ain't Got No Hair||Clyde Kerr is in the horn section, along with Kidd Jordan & Alvin Batiste. Snooks Eaglin is on guitar & Zig Modeliste is on drums. From "Mardi Gras in Baton Rouge" on Rhino; recorded in 1971.|
|David Torkanowsky||Professor Longhair is Passing By||WWOZ DJ Torkanowsky is one of the best piano players in NO these days; this is from a Fess tribute concert from 1994.|
|Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers||Hadacol Blues||This is Longhair in 1950!|
|Los Hombres Calientes||New Second Line||Irvin Mayfield & Bill Summers are the main players in this terrific group. Mayfield was a student of Clyde Kerr|
Music behind DJ:
Clyde Kerr, Jr.
|Psalm for A King||Bed music|
|Kidd Jordan / Hamid Drake / William Parker||Resolution||Kidd Jordan played his horn at Clyde Kerr's funeral. Here he is on a non-New Orleans sounding album, recorded in Brooklyn in 2005 for AUM Fidelity.|
|The Subdudes||He's Got You on His Mind||These guys have been playing around New Orleans for the past two decades-- and they are still going strong. This is from their 1997 live album on High Street Records.|
|Third World||You're Playing Us Too Close||Written & produced by Stevie Wonder; from a 1982 album on Columbia|
|Stephen Marley||Master Blaster||Featuring Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Kymani Marley, Julian Marley & Spragga Benz, from a Stevie Wonder tribute album, "Conception" (Motown, 2003)|
|Tom Jones||Nobody's Fault But Mine||Tom's new album-- "Praise & Blame"-- is all gospel. And a great band too. On Lost Highway, 2010. Happy Birthday Janice.|
|Robert Earl Keen||That Buckin' Song||Clever fellow, that REK. This is from his 1998 CD on Arista: "Walking Distance."|
|Pete Drake & His Talking Steel Guitar||Rick-A-Shay||Released in 2007, this collection is half instrumental, the rest country vocals. On Gusto.|
|The Avett Brothers||Spanish Pipedream||Nice new tribute to John Prine, on Oh Boy Records (Prine's own label). Avett Bros will be at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday.|
|Marty Robbins||A White Sportcoat||I have a collection of Columbia 45s with this song, which always reminds me of high school. Don't you love Marty Robbins' voice?!|
|Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez||Angel in the Morning||Chip Taylor wrote this song. He & partner have a new album, "The New Bye & Bye" on Train Wreck. Taylor has dozens of great tunes to his name, the most famous being "Wild Thing"|
|Caleb Klauder||My Baby Came Back||A Louvin Brothers cover. From "Western Country"|
|Peter Stampfel & Baby Gramps||It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo'||Wow. How did these two loonies get together? Album is "Outertainment" on Red Newt (2010)|
|Peter Stampfel & Baby Gramps||Surfin' Bird||Let's hear another!|
|Raymond Scott||The Penguin||Didn't say what kind of bird so I dug out my Raymond Scott collection, wonderfully produced by FMU's own Irwin Chusid for Stash Records in 1991.|
|Frank Hutchison||Long Way to Tipperary||From an interesting CD: "Bloody War: Songs 1924-1939. Frank Hutchinson was a black string band player; this song is an Irish classic, the theme song for longtime (30 years!) Jersey City Mayor Frank "I Am the Law" Hague|
|Regina Carter||Reverie||Written by Claude Debussy, from a cool album called "paganini: after a dream" on Verve (2003)|
|Laura Harrison||Berimbau||Brazilian tune,written by Vinicius de Morales, Baden Powell and R. Gilbert. From Laura Harrison's "now...here" CD.|
|Chacalon y Nueva Crema||A Trabajar||You can't have too many Cumbia collections; this one is "Roots of Chicha 2: Psychedelic Cumbias from Peru" on Barbes (2010)|
|Los Destellos||Cumbia del Desierto||Another.|
|Thelonious Monk||Blue Monk||This version was recorded live at Newport Jazz Fest 1963. And it's beautiful.|
Sun. 10/10/10 12:25am
Hey, anyone out there? Hi from the DJ; trying to get the groove going.
Sun. 10/10/10 12:32am
Just tuned in, enjoying the Kottarashky very much!
Sun. 10/10/10 12:43am
Shout out to Jersey City (native here, now in the southwest).
Sun. 10/10/10 12:45am
And yes your mic was on.
Sun. 10/10/10 12:45am
Just checking in to say great tunes, am enjoying very much. Thank you
Sun. 10/10/10 1:39am
Great set so far. Perfect sounds for the moment.
Sun. 10/10/10 1:43am
First time listening. Wonderful stuff. Thanks!
Sun. 10/10/10 2:08am
Some fun, Steve. The Subdudes recorded a great version of Big Chief 20 years ago. Enjoyed the new Tom Jones; he keeps going back to country music.
Sun. 10/10/10 2:37am
i'm here cause Frank Zappa would have wanted it that way
Sun. 10/10/10 2:42am
Thanks for the nice comments. I'm not used to this late night slot but I like it. Hope to be back sometime. I love to hear from listeners: email me at email@example.com with comments, suggestions, jokes.
Sun. 10/10/10 11:00pm
Meri Irwin Rogoff:
Thanks for playing Laura Harrison's track. I think it's a great CD, and I am glad you like it too!
Mon. 10/11/10 2:02pm
Wonderful Laura Harrison!!! Like the fresh air that makes the whole room alive again!
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