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Options July 5, 2019: Coming Through the Slaughter

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Artist Track Comments Approx. start time
Big Guitars from Texas  Bulldoggin' Boogie   Options 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 ()
Jimmy McCracklin  The Walk   Options 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 ()
Gus Cannon  Walk Right In   Options With Will Shade & Milton Roby. Is the the Jug Stompers? This version from 1963; originally from the 1930s.  0:05:02 ()
Freddy Cannon  Buzz Buzz A Diddle-It   Options 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 ()
James Luther Dickinson  Oh How She Dances   Options 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 ()
Skatalites  Rock Fort Rock   Options 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 ()
Booker T Featuring Poncho Sanchez and Sheila E.  66 Impala   Options From a 2003 album-- "Sound the Alarm"-- with lots of duets.  0:17:01 ()
Joe Henderson   Blue Bossa   Options Recorded live in Japan, summer of 1971. Released on Milestone.  0:21:01 ()
Jane Birken  Couleur Cafe   Options 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 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Joe Henderson  
Junk Blues   Options   0:38:58 ()
Mel Torme  Comin' Home Baby   Options 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 ()
Booker T & the MGs  Comin' Home Baby   Options 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 ()
Herbie Mann  Comin' Home Baby   Options The original hit version, from 1961. Bob Dorough added lyrics and gave it to Mel Torme.  0:45:43 ()
Henry Butler & Steven Bernstein & The Hot Nine  Viper's Drag   Options 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 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Henry Butler & Steven Bernstein & The Hot Nine 
Dixie Walker   Options 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.  1:04:57 ()
Danny Barker  Miche Banjo   Options 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 ()
Danny Barker  Creole Blues   Options With Muggsy Spanier, Wild Bill Davidson, Albert Nicholas, Baby Dodds. Recorded in NYC in 1947. That's Danny on banjo.  1:07:07 ()
Crescent City Gold  Hang Tough   Options 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 ()
Galactic  Century City   Options 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 ()
Galactic  Black Eyed Pea   Options 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 ()
James Booker  Keep on Gwine   Options From a 1981 album called "James Booker: New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live!" on Rounder.  1:27:05 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Allen Toussaint 
Bright Mississippi   Options Fine cover of a Monk tune, first in the background, then the fore.  1:33:17 ()
Allen Toussaint  Egyptian Fantasy   Options 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 ()
Rhiannon Giddens w/ Francesco Turrisi  There Is No Other   Options Title cut to nice new album (Nonesuch, 2019)  1:39:19 ()
Rhiannon Giddens w/ Francesco Turrisi  Letter aka Gonna Write Me A Letter   Options Cover of an Ola Belle Reed song. Reed was an under-appreciated Appalachian banjo player, who died in 2002.  1:42:04 ()
Ollabelle  Gentle Annie   Options 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 ()
Michelle Shocked & Pete Anderson  Oh! Susanna   Options "It rained all night the day I left, the weather it was dry..."  1:49:18 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Henry Kaiser 
Autumn Waltz   Options A Stephen Foster instrumental  1:58:05 ()
Jerry Lee Lewis  Old Black Joe   Options 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 ()
Ray Charles  Swannee River Rock   Options Will I get in trouble if I say that Ray Charles did not see color? Okay, then I won't.  1:59:54 ()
Squirrel Nut Zippers  Ghost of Stephen Foster   Options 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 ()
Emmett Miller & His Georgia Crackers  Anytime   Options 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 ()
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Bouchillon  Adam and Eve (Part 2)   Options 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 ()
Uncle Dave Macon& Sam McGee  Way Down the Old Plank Road   Options   2:12:49 ()
Sister Rosetta Tharpe  Nobody's Fault But Mine   Options   2:16:05 ()
Tim Hardin  Don't Make Promises   Options   2:19:07 ()
Deke Dickerson & Larry Collins  Jumpin' Bean   Options   2:21:40 ()
Deke Dickerson & The Ecco-Fonics  Speedin' on the Keystone   Options   2:22:44 ()
The Blues Project  Steve's Song   Options This was a terrific 60s band, with Al Kooper, Steve Katz, Danny Kalb and more. From "Projections" (Verve/Folkways, 1966)  2:24:30 ()
Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers  The Messiah Will Come   Options 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 ()
Low Cut Connie  Every Time You Turn Around   Options   2:38:27 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan 
Goin' Down Slow   Options   2:46:04 ()
King Chango  Brujeria   Options   2:46:42 ()
Mdou Moctar  Ilana   Options I had to give away my tickets to see this guy at Monty Hall last week.  2:50:56 ()
Furry Lewis  Falling Down Blues   Options   2:55:15 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/5/19 9:01am Krys O.:

Hey, Steve! Always a pleasure to hear you on the air.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/5/19 9:12am Guido from Cologne:

Hello Steve and everybody!
  Fri. 7/5/19 9:16am Andres Nutley:

Chika chika chika
  Fri. 7/5/19 9:17am Andres Nutley:

Trying to teach baby to skank. It's kinda working
  Fri. 7/5/19 9:19am Steve Krinsky:

G'morning Krys et al. Nice to be here.
  Fri. 7/5/19 9:22am Andres Nutley:

Steve great show man. W
  Fri. 7/5/19 9:23am zzz:

really digging the set so far! loving the live blue bossa
  Fri. 7/5/19 9:24am Mike tp:

by krikee it's Steve krinsky..!!!a pleasure!!!!!
  Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/5/19 9:52am Geoff in Ottawa:

I am absolutely loving the show this morning.
  Fri. 7/5/19 9:59am Andres:

si cold down here un Uruguay but so warm staff playing! thanks
  Fri. 7/5/19 10:03am Alfred A.:

Love it Steve!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/5/19 10:09am sphere:

my Olivia, your show has changed!
  Fri. 7/5/19 10:17am Steve Krinsky:

One of the cool things about freeform radio is you never know what your gonna get!
  Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/5/19 10:18am Alfredo Garcia:

this whole roky record is gold.
  Fri. 7/5/19 10:21am Sea:

Sorry, tuning in late. Nice to hear you back on the air
  Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/5/19 10:22am DroneTree:

This song brings me back... saw Galactic a few times from this era
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/5/19 10:29am CHUCK ROAST:

Oh, that left hand
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/5/19 10:31am CHUCK ROAST:

Don't forget Antoine
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/5/19 10:50am Phillippe Bastille:

good morning Steve and everyone
  Fri. 7/5/19 11:08am 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 Fri. 7/5/19 11:45am Hubig Pie:

Snobs gotta snob
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/5/19 11:54am Phillippe Bastille:

Thanks Steve. Nice show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/5/19 11:57am Krys O.:

Thanks, Steve!
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