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Favoriting June 29, 2017: Free Outdoor Summer Music 2017
For years I have been putting a list together of the best shows in the NY/NJ metropolitan area that I want to go to. My favorites are ones I can ride a bicycle to, esp via ferry across the Hudson River. This year's list has 25 shows and I will only get to a fraction of them. See you there!

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Artist Track Comments Approx. start time
Big Guitars from Texas  Bulldoggin' Boogie   Favoriting Can you tell from my intro that I am not Matt?  0:00:00 (Pop-up)
The Meters  Voodoo   Favoriting Great New Orleans rhythm masters having fun with the voodoo, from 1990. Remnants of the original band now tour as the Funky Meters.  0:02:54 (Pop-up)
The Spiders  I'm Slippin' In   Favoriting I tend to prefer my first set to establish an instrumental groove but I played the wrong song; still, a nice New Orleans piece, written by Dave Bartholomew, from 1954  0:06:23 (Pop-up)
Lee Allen  Rockin' at Cosmo's   Favoriting A swinging New Orleans instrumental tribute to New Orleans music producer/engineer Cosimo Matassa  0:08:10 (Pop-up)
Professor Longhair  Doin' It   Favoriting With Gatemouth Brown playing a mean guitar. From 1974  0:10:58 (Pop-up)
Albert King  Flat Tire   Favoriting Albert with the best of New Orleans: Allen Toussaint, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, even Wardell Quezergue. From "New Orleans Heat" (Tomato, 1984)  0:15:27 (Pop-up)
Los Straitjackets  Swampfire   Favoriting Not New Orleans but pretty good anyway!  0:17:49 (Pop-up)
Los Straitjackets  I Live On A Battlefield   Favoriting Wild instrumental cover of superb Nick Lowe tune, from an entire album of Nick Lowe songs: "What's So Funny About Peace, Love And Los Straitjackets" (Yep Roc, 2017)  0:27:16 (Pop-up)
Nick Lowe  Burnin'   Favoriting This is from the 1982 album "Nick the Nife" on Columbia  0:30:09 (Pop-up)
The Mavericks  Missing You   Favoriting Written by Raul Malo & Al Anderson. I'm looking forward to seeing both the Mavericks & Big Al up at the Green River Festival in western Massachusetts in a few weeks.  0:32:18 (Pop-up)
NRBQ  A Little Bit of Bad   Favoriting From the days when Big Al played with NRBQ. Decades ago he moved to Nashville & honed his songwriting skills. And he's a pretty good guitar player too.  0:35:22 (Pop-up)
Asleep at the Wheel  Fat Boy Rag   Favoriting Instrumental without Ray Benson. Good stuff.  0:38:54 (Pop-up)
The Suffers  Gwan   Favoriting Hot big band out of the West Coast.  0:41:58 (Pop-up)
Mariachi Flor de Toloache  Let Down   Favoriting They like to call themselves the first all-women mariachi band out of NYC but they are much more. This song is from their self-titled 2014 CD  0:45:56 (Pop-up)
Ani Cordero  El Flamboyan   Favoriting From "Recordar: Latin American Songs of Love & Protest" (La Nana, 2014).  0:51:26 (Pop-up)
Midge William with the Columbia Jazz Orchestra  Lazy Bones   Favoriting Hoagy Carmichael classic done in Japanese!  1:02:04 (Pop-up)
Ornette Coleman & Prime Time  Street Blues   Favoriting This was Ornette's funky jazz band, the album is "Tone Dialing" (Harmolodic/Verve, 1994). With Kenny Wessel on guitar, Badal Roy on tablas/percussion, Denardo Coleman on drums  1:05:10 (Pop-up)
Kidd Jordan, Hamid Drake & William Parker  So Often   Favoriting Kidd Jordan is a New Orleans saxophonist & music teacher. His students include Donald Harrison, Branford Marsalis & Charles Joseph (from Dirty Dozen Brass Band).  1:10:20 (Pop-up)
Mulatu Astatke  Boogaloo   Favoriting Ethiopian master, from 2009. He's still around, in NYC again this summer. Not to be missed.  1:12:19 (Pop-up)
Joe Bataan  Latin Soul Square Dance   Favoriting Spanish Harlem boogaloo master can still do it. This is from 2009.  1:17:34 (Pop-up)
Taj Mahal  Roll, Turn, Spin   Favoriting Cover of Bahamian musician Joseph Spence number. From "Music Keeps Me Together" (Columbia, 1975)  1:26:49 (Pop-up)
Taj Mahal  Leaving Trunk   Favoriting From 1967, I think, his first solo album. Wow.  1:31:15 (Pop-up)
Keb Mo'  Soon As I Get Paid   Favoriting From "Martin Scorcese Presents the Blues: Keb Mo'" (Sony, 2003)  1:36:00 (Pop-up)
Southside Johnny & Asbury Jukes  Fever   Favoriting Written by Bruce Springsteen  1:40:40 (Pop-up)
Sonny Kenn & Friends  Help Me Girl   Favoriting From "Sounds of Asbury Park"-- a nice collection of Jersey Shore bands. Springsteen sidemen David Sancious, Garry Tallent, Boom Carter and Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez on this number  1:45:33 (Pop-up)
Billy Hector Band  Traveler   Favoriting Billy, another Jersey Shore regular, was the first live guest I ever had on WFMU. It was in the late 80s; he did a free concert at Upsala College. He is still around and as good-- maybe better-- than ever  1:48:33 (Pop-up)
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band  4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)   Favoriting Okay, this tune is a bit of a cliche this time of year. But what a song! Last few tunes inspired by Springsteen's autobiography, which I'm reading right now.  1:55:01 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 2:03pm

well howdy!
Avatar 2:05pm

I can tell you're not Matt 'cause you are Steve. :)
  Swag For Life Member 2:14pm
Steve Krinsky:

Go Fess!
Avatar 2:14pm

no kidding, that guitar!
Avatar 2:19pm

July 4th starts now. :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:33pm

Found you, took a bit!
Sounding good!
Avatar 2:41pm

Hey doctorjazz!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:49pm

This is so good, this track.
Hola Steve
Avatar 3:03pm

languid Lazy Bones,lovely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm

ORNETTE!!!(love the Prime Time stuff)
Hi Geeze, Stanley
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm
Sem Chumbo:

Ornette, a Coleman lamp unto my feet.
Greets, Steve, and all.
Avatar 3:09pm

howdy, Stan !, Sem !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm
Sem Chumbo:

How do, G.

NRBQ is playing *tonight* in Winters, CA, just a few miles west of Sacramento and Davis. The venue is a tiny so-called opera house.
Avatar 3:20pm

un-square dance!
Avatar 3:21pm

Dean that sounds great. Gonna go?

Would love to, geezerette, but no. Not this week. I was poking around the opera house calendar a week or so ago to see if, e.g., Jimmy LaFave--who was slated to play the Kate Wolf Festival this year--might swing by Winters again. Saw him there a couple years ago. But when I viewed the KWF site I learned he had joined the dearly departed. Really saddens me. He was terrific. Small consolation: a ton of videos of Jimmy are showing up on YT.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm

Still have never seen NRBQ, have to catch them one of these days (think they'll be in this neck of the woods some time in the near future)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm

Charlie Parker fest is generally fun, great stuff (Bit crowded...)
Avatar 3:26pm

Dean,ugh,sorry man. That's the beauty of recordings though.
Weird kind of immortality, different from books and paintings.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm

learned blues from the early Taj records.
Avatar 3:28pm

Doc,where's Parker fest?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm

Lower Manhattan, East Village,
Thompkins Square Park
Avatar 3:32pm

Oh well, I'm so often on the wrong coast!
Avatar 3:34pm

Taj is a blues monster! His voice is so much higher here, must be a smoker in the literal sense.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36pm

Jesse Ed Davis on guitar on the 1st album of Taj, if I remember correctly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm
Sem Chumbo:

Oh, this is fine, fine, fine.

Heh, TajMo just played in Berkeley a week ago tomorrow. Didn't go to that, either. I don't get out much anymore (largely by choice).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm

(the new Taj/Keb Mo' album is sweet; Taj's voice isn't quite what it was, but he can still reallysing and use it well, really like it.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm

Don't get around much anymore either (mostly not choice, just exhaustion)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm

More now than I did the past few years, though, it's fun!
Mark R:

Written by Bruce and singing a lot like Bruce, too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43pm

Southside Johnny is playing a bit in NY/NJ area next few weeks as well.
(was this one Bruce wrote for Johnny?)
Avatar 3:45pm
still b/p:

Can never keep a straight recollection of who was with SJ and the AJ when I saw them on Cape Cod in '78. It was Charlie Daniels Band?...the Cars? Just looked at a source that says it was all three, one bill!
Mark R:

Dr. Jazz, you're correct about Jesse Ed in that early Taj Mahal group, that was a fine band with Chuck Blackwell on drums, too. And we certainly don't need to rehash Jesse Ed's own resume after that. A very good guitarist, loved his slide playing..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm

Really enjoyed the show, Steve, thanks!
Avatar 3:55pm

yeah,great show Steve!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm

(I always thought Bruce's band lost something when David Sancious left)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm
Sem Chumbo:

I'll go along with those sentiments. See again, Steve.
  Swag For Life Member 3:58pm
Steve Krinsky:

The studio and the stream are a little more stressful than regular radio. But the music-- and the listeners-- make it all worth it. Email me if anyone wants my list or just wants to say hello: stevek@wfmu.org. Until next time...

Lovely Independence day ending, but it makes me want to hear either Dave Alvin or Robert Earl Keene crooning "Hey, Baby, It's the fourth of July..."
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