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Monthly Archives: August 2011

DJ: David

  1. “Vagabond Stomp”Davina and the Vagabonds – Black Cloud [2011: Self]
  2. “Good Rocking Tonight” {For last week’s earthquake; Harris recorded this only after Roy Brown’s version was a hit in the New Orleans radio market}Wynone Harris – More Greatest Hits [2004: EIMG]
  3. “What’s Going On” {RIP Nick Ashford, who who wrote hit songs for Marvin Gaye}The Dirty Dozen Brass Band – What’s Going On [2006: Shout]
  4. “Iko Iko” {RIP Jerry Leiber, whose Red Bird label recorded the Dixie Cups}The Dixie Cups – Chapel of Love:The Very Best of [1999: Collectibles]
  5. “You’ll Never Get to Heavan” {RIP Bill Morrissey, who passed away last month, on the road, at age 59; this album was recorded in New Orleans}Bill Morrissey – You’ll Never Get to Heaven [1996: Philo]
  6. “I Wish I Was in New Orleans (In the Ninth Ward)”Tom Waits – Small Change [1976: Asylum]
  7. “Crescent City”Lucinda Williams – Town Hall New York Thursday October 4, 2007 [2007: Self]
  8. “Better Days Ahead”Paul Thorn – Pimps and Preachers [2010: Perpetual Obscurity Records]
  9. “Sunset on Louisianne”Hart-Rouge – Beaupre’s Home [1997: Red House]
  10. “The Water”Terrance Blanchard – A Tale of God’s Will (a requiem for Katrina) [2007: EMI]
  11. “Shelter from the Storm”Cassandra Wilson – Belly of the Sun [2003: Blue Note]
  12. “The Gulf of Mexico”Steve Earle – I’ll Never Get Out of this World Alive [2011: New West]
  13. “Louisiana 1927”Randy Newman – Guilty: 30 Years of Randy Newman [1999: Rhino]
  14. “When the Levee Breaks”Kansas Joe and Memphis Mimi – People Take Warning! [2010: Tompkins Square]
  15. “When the Levee Breaks” {All proceeds from this album go to New Orleans charities}Nicole Atkins (featuring Bonerama) – Dear New Orleans [2010: Air Traffic Control; digital download only]
  16. “King Fish (by request)”Levon Helm – Electric Dirt [2010: Vanguard]

Listen to this show on the Tape Vault. It will be available for the next two weeks.

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Vagabond Shoes is polishing its footwear to travel down to La Nouvelle-Orléans to honor the birthplace of jazz and commemorate the continuing reconstruction of the Crescent City on what is now the 6th anniversary of Katrina. We’ll play our usual gumbo of genres, with an emphasis on “N’awlins”-style, with our usual inspired detours to folks like Randy Newman, Lucinda Williams and Paul Thorn whose songs in one way or the other namecheck the Big Easy, as well as some of the music featured in the hit television series, Treme. As Tom Waits once crooned (and, yeah, you can bet you’ll hear this one as well), “I wish I was in New Orleans.” Saturday night, we’re going to take you there.

Guest Host: The Jazz Messenger

  • “It Ain’t What You Think” {Dirty Dozen Brass Band/Mad Musicians} – Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Live: Mardi Gras in Montreux [Rounder: 1985]
  • “Tim Tam” {Toussaint/Tyler/Schack} – Allen Toussaint – The Wild Sound of New Orleans [Bear Family Records: 1958]
  • “Shoo-Fly” {trad., arr. Dollis/Boudreaux/Levy} – Bo Dollis & Monk Boudreaux w/ReBirth Brass Band – The Mardi Gras Indians Super Sunday Showdown [Rounder: 1992]
  • “Sare Tete Wa” {Olatunji} – Babatunde Olatunji – Love Drum Talk [Chesky Records: 1997]
  • “What’s Your Number, Mama?” {Olatunji} – Babatunde Olatunji – Love Drum Talk [Chesky Records: 1997]
  • “Why Don’t You Love Me” {Williams} – Hank Williams – 40 Greatest Hits [Polygram: 1950]
  • “Stranger In The House” {Costello} – Elvis Costello – Taking Liberties [Columbia: 1980]
  • “My Son Calls Another Man Daddy” {Williams/House} – Hank Williams – 40 Greatest Hits [Polygram: 1950]
  • “Lady Day and John Coltrane” {G. Scott Heron} – Giacomo Gates – The Revolution Will Be Jazz [JazzDepot: 2011]
  • “In My Solitude” {DeLange/Ellington/Mills} – Billie Holiday – Very Best of [Columbia: 1941]
  • “Crescent” {Coltrane} – John Coltrane – Crescent [Impulse!: 1964]
  • “I’m So Mad At My Mother” {Martin} – Steve Martin – Let’s Get Small [Warner Brothers: 1977]
  • “Moanin'” {Mingus} – Charles Mingus – Blues & Roots [Atlantic: 1960]
  • “St. Thomas” {Rollins} – Sonny Rollins – Saxophone Colossus [Prestige: 1956]
  • “Cantaloupe Island” {Hancock} – Yeska – Skafrocuban Jazz [Aztlan Records: 1998]
Listen to this show on the Tape Vault. It will be available for the next two weeks.

DJ: David

  • “Get Rhythm” {RIP Marshall Grant} – Johnny Cash – Cash: The Legend [Sony: 2005]
  • “I Walk the Line” – Johnny Cash – Cash:The Legend [Sony: 2005]
  • “Girl from the North Country” – Bob Dylan/Johnny Cash – Nashville Skyline [Columbia: 1969]
  • “Goin’ On Down the Road” {RIP Billy Grammer} – Paul Clayton – Paul Clayton Folk Singer [Omni (reissue): 2008]
  • “Goin’ On Down the Road” – Bob Dylan – Self Portrait [Columbia: 1970]
  • “Who’ll Buy You Ribbons” – Paul Clayton – Paul Clayton Folk Singer [Omni (reissue): 2008]
  • “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” – Janet Planet – Janet Planet Sings the Bob Dylan Songbook Vol. 1 [Stellar Sound Productions: 2010]
  • “The Way Young Lovers Do” – Van Morrison – Astral Weeks [Warner: 1968]
  • “Here Comes the Snow” – Matthew Ryan – I Recall Standing as Though Nothing Could Fall [Dear Future Collective: 2011]
  • “Visions of Johanna” – Bob Dylan – The Original Mono Recordings:Blonde on Blonde [Sony: 2010 (Reissueof Columbia 1966 al]
  • “Berlin Wall” – Various – The Oxford American Southern Music CD #12: Alabama [Oxford American: 2010]
  • “Berlin” – Lou Reed – Berlin [RCA: 1973]
  • “Berlin Tonight” – Bruce Cockburn – The World of Wonders [MCA: 1986]
  • “First We Take Manhattan” – Leonard Cohen – Live in London [Sony: 2009]
  • “Ruins of Berlin” – Dex Romweber Duo – Ruins of Berlin [Bloodshot: 2009]
  • “Berlino” – Paolo Conte – Psiche [Decca: 2008]
  • “I’m an Animal” – Neko Case – Middle Cylone [Anti: 2010]
Listen to this show on the Tape Vault. It will be available for the next two weeks.

DJ: David

I talked over selections from the Fishtank Ensemble (who’ll be at the Mockingbird on 9/3)

  • “Empty Blue Shoes” – Lyle Lovett – Natural Forces [Lost Highway: 2009]
  • “The Bicycle Song” – Miss Tess – The Waltz Set [Self: 2010] (Miss will be at the Mockingbird on 9/9)
  • “Happy Birthday” {Happy 50th, President Obama} – Marilyn Monroe [public domain]
  • “Obama Over the Rainbow” – Clare and the Reasons – Live in Paris [Self (Download Only): 2009]
  • “Paris” – Grace Potter & the Nocturnals – Grace Potter & the Nocturnals [2010]
  • “Money” {The market is up, the market is down} – Grace Potter & the Nocturnals – Grace Potter & the Nocturnals [Hollywoood Records: 2010]
  • “For the Love of Money” – O’Jays – Ship Ahoy [Columbia: 1973]
  • “Money” – Richard Thompson – 1000 Years of Popular Music [Beeswing: 2003]
  • “Money” – Sharon King and the Daptones – I Learned the Hard Way [Daptone: 2010]
  • “Money” – Jacqui Naylor – East/West [Ruby Star: 2005]
  • “Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most” {RIP Fran Landesman} – Rickie Lee Jones – Pop Pop [Geffen: 1991]
  • “Bohemian 3-Step” – Bruce Cockburn – Small Source of Comfort [True North: 2011]
  • “Kerouac” – Morphine – Kicks Joy Darkness [Rykodisc: 1997]
  • “One Fast Move or I’m Gone” – Jay Farrar & Ben Gibbard – One Fast Move or I’m Gone [Atlantic: 2010]
  • “Coolsville” – Rickie Lee Jones – Duchess of Coolsville (originally Rickie Lee Jones) [Rhino: 2006]
  • “Sweetheart” – Sara White – Sweetheart [CDBY: 2008]
  • “Ghostly Girl” – Jolie Holland – Springtime Can Kill You [Anit: 2006]
  • “That’s No Way to Say Goodbye” – The Decemberists – iTunes Session [iTunes: 2011]
  • “Ghosts” – The Head and the Heart – The Head and the Heart [2011]
Listen to this show on the Tape Vault. It will be available for the next two weeks.
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