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Favoriting July 5, 2019: Coming Through the Slaughter

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Big Guitars from Texas  Bulldoggin' Boogie   Favoriting Since the 1980s, when I began at WFMU, I have used songs from Big Guitars from Texas as my theme. I rotate a bunch of them.  0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Jimmy McCracklin  The Walk   Favoriting McCracklin was a long-time feature of the Bay Area R&B scene. This song was a big national hit in 1958. The year before a new dance craze-- "The Stroll"-- hit the scene; I remember people dancing the stroll to "The Walk."  0:02:09 (Pop-up)
Gus Cannon  Walk Right In   Favoriting With Will Shade & Milton Roby. Is the the Jug Stompers? This version from 1963; originally from the 1930s.  0:05:02 (Pop-up)
Freddy Cannon  Buzz Buzz A Diddle-It   Favoriting Freddy Cannon, formerly Picariello, is (sort of) from my home town of Revere, Massachusetts. His cousin Mike was president of my senior class at RHS. But Freddy moved to Lynn. Still...  0:07:46 (Pop-up)
James Luther Dickinson  Oh How She Dances   Favoriting Dickinson lists this song as traditional. What a story it must be; let's see if we can track down the origin of this tune. Please share any info.  0:10:10 (Pop-up)
Skatalites  Rock Fort Rock   Favoriting These Jamaican ska masters recorded this tune a number of times, sometimes with a slightly different title ("Ska Fort Rock") and every version rocks.  0:13:01 (Pop-up)
Booker T Featuring Poncho Sanchez and Sheila E.  66 Impala   Favoriting From a 2003 album-- "Sound the Alarm"-- with lots of duets.  0:17:01 (Pop-up)
Joe Henderson  Blue Bossa   Favoriting Recorded live in Japan, summer of 1971. Released on Milestone.  0:21:01 (Pop-up)
Jane Birken  Couleur Cafe   Favoriting Recorded at a concert in Paris in 2002, after a meeting between JB & the group Djam and Fam, from Algeria. Most of the songs written by Serge Gainsbourg. From "Arabesque" (Capitol, 2002)  0:29:08 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Joe Henderson 

Junk Blues   Favoriting


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Mel Torme  Comin' Home Baby   Favoriting Great song but check out the YouTube video of an obnoxious vavavoom Mel with his chicks-in-furs-on-motorcycles! https://www.bing.com/search?q=mel%20torme%20i%27m%20comin%20home%20baby&pc=cosp&ptag=G6C999N1700ACC4A5BF80C&form=CONBNT&conlogo=CT3210127  0:39:13 (Pop-up)
Booker T & the MGs  Comin' Home Baby   Favoriting Isn't it amazing how these guys could take any song and make something new out of it!? Esp liked Steve Cropper guitar.  0:42:43 (Pop-up)
Herbie Mann  Comin' Home Baby   Favoriting The original hit version, from 1961. Bob Dorough added lyrics and gave it to Mel Torme.  0:45:43 (Pop-up)
Henry Butler & Steven Bernstein & The Hot Nine  Viper's Drag   Favoriting RIP Henry Butler. Classy New Orleans piano master. This is the title cut to a great album these guys did a few years ago on Impulse.  0:53:38 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Henry Butler & Steven Bernstein & The Hot Nine 

Dixie Walker   Favoriting

I recently read Michael Ondaatje's "Coming Through the Slaughter" (1976)-- a novel about the life of Buddy Bolden, the talented and troubled trumpet player from the early 20th Century. That, among other things, inspired this trip to New Orleans. 

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Danny Barker  Miche Banjo   Favoriting The only place that African music was legal in the U.S. was New Orleans; this Creole banjo tune celebrates that fact. The song is part of a project-- "Long Road to Freedom: An Anthology of Black Music"-- spearheaded by Harry Belafonte. It includes a book and four CDs.  1:05:08 (Pop-up)
Danny Barker  Creole Blues   Favoriting With Muggsy Spanier, Wild Bill Davidson, Albert Nicholas, Baby Dodds. Recorded in NYC in 1947. That's Danny on banjo.  1:07:07 (Pop-up)
Crescent City Gold  Hang Tough   Favoriting A New Orleans super group, with Allen Toussaint, Mac Rebennack, Earl Palmer, Alvin Red Tyler, Lee Allen and more. From 1994, on Windham Hill.  1:13:27 (Pop-up)
Galactic  Century City   Favoriting From "Late for the Future" (Capricorn, 2000). These guys are playing the Beachcomber in Wellfleet, on Cape Cod, in August-- and probably lots of other places.  1:18:14 (Pop-up)
Galactic  Black Eyed Pea   Favoriting This is the one I meant to play. So nice that New Orleans can still produce good music, 100+ years after Buddy Bolden  1:23:04 (Pop-up)
James Booker  Keep on Gwine   Favoriting From a 1981 album called "James Booker: New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live!" on Rounder.  1:27:05 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Allen Toussaint 

Bright Mississippi   Favoriting

Fine cover of a Monk tune, first in the background, then the fore. 

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Allen Toussaint  Egyptian Fantasy   Favoriting One of AT's last album-- "Bright Mississippi"-- where he revisits a bunch of New Orleans jazz classics, with help from Don Byron, Marc Ribot, Nicholas Payten and others. This is a cover of a Sidney Bechet tune. One of the best albums ever!  1:34:48 (Pop-up)
Rhiannon Giddens w/ Francesco Turrisi  There Is No Other   Favoriting Title cut to nice new album (Nonesuch, 2019)  1:39:19 (Pop-up)
Rhiannon Giddens w/ Francesco Turrisi  Letter aka Gonna Write Me A Letter   Favoriting Cover of an Ola Belle Reed song. Reed was an under-appreciated Appalachian banjo player, who died in 2002.  1:42:04 (Pop-up)
Ollabelle  Gentle Annie   Favoriting From "Beautiful Dreamer"-- an excellent tribute album to the work of Stephen Foster. This band took its name in memory of Ola Belle Reed.  1:45:15 (Pop-up)
Michelle Shocked & Pete Anderson  Oh! Susanna   Favoriting "It rained all night the day I left, the weather it was dry..."  1:49:18 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Henry Kaiser 

Autumn Waltz   Favoriting

A Stephen Foster instrumental 

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Jerry Lee Lewis  Old Black Joe   Favoriting Can't vouch for Jerry Lee's cred, re racism. But this is a tricky subject to sing about. Good song though.  1:58:29 (Pop-up)
Ray Charles  Swannee River Rock   Favoriting Will I get in trouble if I say that Ray Charles did not see color? Okay, then I won't.  1:59:54 (Pop-up)
Squirrel Nut Zippers  Ghost of Stephen Foster   Favoriting Is this song a deep critique of Stephen Foster? Some think so. Foster-- who died in 1864-- was the first great American songwriter. He was at best naive about slavery. But, as this tune shows, his influence lives on.  2:02:12 (Pop-up)
Emmett Miller & His Georgia Crackers  Anytime   Favoriting Great music but one problem: Done in blackface! In the early days of the 20th Century, minstrel music was the most popular entertainment in the U.S.  2:06:28 (Pop-up)
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Bouchillon  Adam and Eve (Part 2)   Favoriting Chris Bouchillon is considered the originator of the talking blues. This duo with his wife, Ethel Waters, has four parts, although we only heard one. Time to track down more on Mr. & Mrs. Bouchillon.  2:09:59 (Pop-up)
Uncle Dave Macon& Sam McGee  Way Down the Old Plank Road   Favoriting   2:12:49 (Pop-up)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe  Nobody's Fault But Mine   Favoriting   2:16:05 (Pop-up)
Tim Hardin  Don't Make Promises   Favoriting   2:19:07 (Pop-up)
Deke Dickerson & Larry Collins  Jumpin' Bean   Favoriting   2:21:40 (Pop-up)
Deke Dickerson & The Ecco-Fonics  Speedin' on the Keystone   Favoriting   2:22:44 (Pop-up)
The Blues Project  Steve's Song   Favoriting This was a terrific 60s band, with Al Kooper, Steve Katz, Danny Kalb and more. From "Projections" (Verve/Folkways, 1966)  2:24:30 (Pop-up)
Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers  The Messiah Will Come   Favoriting Former lead guitarist for the Nighthawks, a great DC-based blues band in the 1980s. This is from a 2003 album-- "True Stories"-- on Telarc  2:30:16 (Pop-up)
Low Cut Connie  Every Time You Turn Around   Favoriting   2:38:27 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan 

Goin' Down Slow   Favoriting


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King Chango  Brujeria   Favoriting   2:46:42 (Pop-up)
Mdou Moctar  Ilana   Favoriting I had to give away my tickets to see this guy at Monty Hall last week.  2:50:56 (Pop-up)
Furry Lewis  Falling Down Blues   Favoriting   2:55:15 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 9:01am
Krys O.:

Hey, Steve! Always a pleasure to hear you on the air.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am
Guido from Cologne:

Hello Steve and everybody!
Andres Nutley:

Chika chika chika
Andres Nutley:

Trying to teach baby to skank. It's kinda working
  Swag For Life Member 9:19am
Steve Krinsky:

G'morning Krys et al. Nice to be here.
Andres Nutley:

Steve great show man. W

really digging the set so far! loving the live blue bossa
Mike tp:

by krikee it's Steve krinsky..!!!a pleasure!!!!!
  Swag For Life Member 9:52am
Geoff in Ottawa:

I am absolutely loving the show this morning.

si cold down here un Uruguay but so warm staff playing! thanks
Alfred A.:

Love it Steve!
Avatar 10:09am

my Olivia, your show has changed!
  Swag For Life Member 10:17am
Steve Krinsky:

One of the cool things about freeform radio is you never know what your gonna get!
  Swag For Life Member 10:18am
Alfredo Garcia:

this whole roky record is gold.

Sorry, tuning in late. Nice to hear you back on the air
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am

This song brings me back... saw Galactic a few times from this era
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am

Oh, that left hand
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31am

Don't forget Antoine
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am
Phillippe Bastille:

good morning Steve and everyone
Rick A.:

It's refreshing that you are playing Squirrel Nut Zippers. I think most music snobs have nothing but contempt for them. I saw them at Irving Plaza in 1997 and it was such an ebullient show bursting with energy, that I found it irresistible. However, the music critic in the Times the next day wrote an eviscerating review of the show, claiming that bands playing for tips in New Orleans would blow the Zippers away.
Avatar 11:45am
Hubig Pie:

Snobs gotta snob
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am
Phillippe Bastille:

Thanks Steve. Nice show!
Avatar 11:57am
Krys O.:

Thanks, Steve!
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