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Monthly Archives: August 2009

DJ: Bruce

History of Rockabilly in Virginia, guest is Don Harrison, co-compiler of the 2 c.d. set just now released

  • “Whole Lotta Shakin'”Roy Hall – Virginia Rocks
  • “All By Myself”Roy Hall – V R
  • “Be Bop A Lulu- Live”Gene Vincent – V R
  • “Be Bop a Lulu 45”Gene Vincent
  • “Red Blue Jeans and a Poney Tail”Gene Vincent
  • “Lotta Loving”Gene Vincent
  • “Git It”Gene Vincent
  • “Drugstore rock n roll”Janis Martin
  • “My Boy Elvis”Janis Martin
  • “Bertha Lou”Clint Miller
  • “Jeannie withthe Dark Blue E”Doug Powell
    From Charlottesville
  • “Something Baby”The Dazzlers
    From Lynchburg
  • “Bip Bop Boom”Moon Mullins
  • “Woo-Hoo”Rockateens
  • “Please Mr Mayor”Roy Clark
  • “Baby Baby”Wayne Newton
  • “Rascal Boogie”Wayne Newton
  • “Loud Mufflers”Robert Williams
  • “Sweet Rockin Mama”The Hi-Tones
  • Senza-titolo-11Went to see these guys at IX Venue, first time I’ve been there since it was Starr Hill. Great show, nice to see a range of ages.  As you might expect, great interplay, particularly considering that this was only the drummer’s  fifth gig with the band. Vocals weren’t sometimes clear, and there wasn’t much chatter between numbers, though there was this funny line about how the Jefferson Airplane were at Woodstock 40 years ago towards the end of the show.

    “How many of you remember Jefferson Airplane and Woodstock?”

    Cheers from the crowd.

    “Well, it’s past your bedtime.”

    If you missed the show, you can download any of variety of live performances here.

    DJ: Bruce

    Show Theme: Moving/Pynchon/Ramadan

    Move in (Students into Residence), (Hawaiian Statehood 50th), Moving Out (Jim Dickinson obit) Thomas Pynchon new Novel…. musical associations with Pynchon.

  • “Twelfth Street Rag”Sol Hoopi – Master of the Hawaiian Guitar Vol one [1926-1930]
    Hawaiian Statehood plus fifty years
  • “Moving Day”Holy Modal Rounders – One & Two [1963/4]
    UVA students move in this weekend
  • “Shimmy She Wobble”Otha Turner – Everybody Hollerin’ Goat
    Jim Dickinson (died this week) association
  • “I Should Care”Thelonious Monk – Blue Note vol 2 [1948]
    ‘McClintick Sphere’ in Pynchon’s V
  • “Another Time”Pearls Before Swine – One Nation Underground [1967]
    Name checked in “Inherent Vices”
  • “(Oh Dear) Miss Morse”PBS
  • “I Shall Not Care”PBS
  • “I Saw the World”Pearls Before Swine – Balaklava [1968]
  • “Lepers and Roses”PBS
  • “Hard Loving Loser”Richard & Mimi Farina [1965]
  • “Reno Nevada”Farina [1965]
  • “Children of Darkness”Farina
  • “Hipster, Hit the Road”Roza Eshenasi – Greek-Oriental Rebetica [Arhoolie: 1911-1937]
  • “Binizi-Zoughari”Sidi Musa – Morocco- Crossroads of Time [Ellipsis: 1995]
    Marrakesh
  • “Track 1”Om Kolthom – Fat El Mead [Sono Cairo]
  • DJ: Dave

    For the 40th anniversary of Woodstock and a taste of what underground radio of the era might have been playing.

  • “Big Black Baby Shoes”Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band – Safe As Milk
  • “How High the Moon”Les Paul and Mary Ford – 1991 Digital Remasters (RIP Les, without whom the rock era couldn’t have happened)
  • “Volunteers of America”Jefferson Airplane – Woodstock Soundtrack
  • “Prologue/Someday”Chicago Transit Authority – Chicago Transit Authority
  • “Smiling Phases”Blood, Sweat and Tears – Blood, Sweat and Tears
  • “House in the Country”Blood, Sweat and Tears – Child is the Father to Man
  • “Girl from the Norh Country”Bob Dylan/Johnny Cash – Nashville Skyline
  • “Walk the Line”Johnny Cash – Johnny Cash at San Quentin
  • “Trouble/Guitar Man”Elvis Presley – Elvis 1969 NBC TV Special
  • “Coming into Los Angeles”Arlo Guthrie – Woodstock Soundtrack
  • “I Ain’t Marching Anymore”Phil Ochs – There and Now Live
  • “Handsome Johhny”Richie Havens – Mixed Bag
  • “With a Little Help From My Friends”Joe Cocker – Woodstock Soundtrack
  • “Sympathy for the Devil”Rolling Stones – Get Yer Ya-Yas Out
  • “Woodstock Improvisation”Jimi Hendrix – Live at Woodstock
  • “Woodstock”Joni Mitchell – Ladies of the Canyon
  • Peace & Love

    imagesSaw the Big Surprise Tour (comprising all the folk pictured on the tour poster to the left) at the Pavillion last Sunday night.  Great show, great idea of mixing and matching performers.  I really wasn’t familiar with the Felice Brothers, who I really liked, though I think I saw the “regular” lineup for only a few songs. Two big surprises for me.  The first was Justin Townes Earle dressing up like a dork in bow tie, white shoes, suspenders and seersucker trousers. Okay, I get the joke, but if you’re not Leon Redbone, why bother?  And why, for that matter, do performers insist on wearing long sleeve shirts in humid, 90 degree weather?  I would not have been offended had certain aforementioned attired performers worn shorts, it wouldn’t have been inauthentic, it would have been, well, sensible. I guess sometimes being cool means being hot for the sake of being cool.

    The other big surprise was the relatively minor participation of Gillian Welch, who was one of the attractions for me to go in the first place. She primarily supported Rawlings, and maybe this is some sort of deal between them in which it’s the other’s turn to be in the spotlight, and okay, but maybe they could have fit in more than just one song where she sang lead?

    – DJ Dave

    DJ: Dave

    • “Follow You Into the Dark”Death Cab for Cutie – Plans

    The soles of your shoes may be worn, but here at Vagabond Shoes we’ve got soul, of all varieties.

    • “Blue Lips”Regina Spektor – Far
    • “Blue”Cat Power – Jukebox
    • “Blue”American Dumpster – Rumor Mill
    • “Blue in Green”Miles Davis – Kind of Blue
    • “Blue Alert”Anjani – Blue Alert
    • “Blue”Lambert, Hendricks & Ross – High Flying with the Ike Isaacs Trio
    • “Blue Motel Room”In Blue – Karrin Allyson
    • “Blue Shoes”Kate Melua – Piece by Piece
    • “Blue Stew”Paul Thorn – Ain’t Love Strange
    • “Blue River”Eric Andersen – Blue Rain

    A set of music and stand-up in memory of Lenny Bruce, who died 43 years ago on August 3. Lenny, it’s more crude, today, but not much more honest.

    • “Lenny Bruce”Shot of Love – Bob Dylan
    • “Introduction (Dan Friedman)”Lenny Bruce – The Midnight Concert
    • “A Simple Desultory Phlippic”Simon and Garfunkel – Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
    • “The Flag”Lenny Bruce – The Midnight Concert
    • “It’s The End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)”REM – Document
    • “Christ and Moses”Lenny Bruce – The Midnight Concert
    • “Eulogy to Lenny Bruce”Nico – Chelsea Girl
    • “Djinni in the Bottle”Lenny Bruce – The Best of Lenny Bruce

    In town tomorrow as part of the Big Surprise Tour:

    • “I Want to Sing that Rock and Roll”Gillian Welch – Time (The Relevator)

    I talked over selections from Bill Frisell’s Disfarmer.

    DJ: Bruce

  • “California Blues”Merle Haggard – Same Train, A Different Time [1969]
    Jimmie Rodgers Tribute
  • “Waitin’ For a Train”
  • “Train Whistle Blues”
  • “Peach Picking Time In Georgia”
  • “Jimmie Rodger’s Last Blue Yodel”
  • “Private John Q”New Lost City Ramblers – Vol II – 1963-73. [Smithsonian/Folkways]
    featuring mike seeger vocals
  • “Who killed poor Robin?”
  • “My Wife Died On Saturday Night”
  • “The Cat’s Got The Measles, The Dog’s Got The Whooping Cough”
  • “’31 Depression Blues”
  • “Parlez Nous A Boire”
  • “On Our Turpentine Farm”
  • “Leaving Tennessee”Mike Seeger & Friends – Third Annual Farewell Reunion [Rounder: 1994]
    w/ Tim O’Brien
  • “East Carolina Blues”
    w/Ralph Stanley
  • “Brown’s Ferry Blues”
    w/John Jackson
  • “They’re at Rest Together”
    w/Hazel Dickens
  • “Bound Steel Blues”
    New Lost City Ramblers
  • “900 Miles”
    w/Pete Peeger
  • “Garse yer Fido”Oni Johnson – Living is Hard West African Music in Britain 1927-29 [Honest John’s: 2008]
  • “Nitsi Koko Ko ko”Isaac Jackson
  • “Asin Asin Part 2”Kumasi Trio
  • “Gavaskar”Andy Narrell & Realtor – University of Calypso [Heads up: 2009]
    A Tribute to Lord Kirchener’s Calypso
  • “MonMazhi Aamar”Bapi Das Baul – Sufi Baul [ARC/Euclid: 2009]
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