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Options December 28, 2004: C'mon, Let Me Show You Where It's At

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Big Guitars from Texas  Ride of the Ruthless   Options Back again! 
Glenn Lee  Joyful Sounds   Options from "Sacred Steel Instrumentals" (Arhoolie, 2004) 
David Bromberg  I Like to Sleep Late in the Morning   Options Something made me think of this 1975 tune and I couldn't get it out of my head until I played it. And it has horns too! 
The Spam Allstars  Pinguino Party   Options Another multiculti combo, out of Miami, with a cool album "Contra Los Roboticos Mutantes" 
New Birth Brass Band  Smoke That Fire   Options These young players funk it up on that 4 CD "Big Ol' Box of New Orleans" from Shout Factory, 2004. 
The Barons  Makin' It Better   Options "New Orleans Funkiest Delicacies" is a cool compilation on Funky Delicacies Records. Check them out at tuffcity.com 
Gangbe Brass Band  Gdedji   Options Is it New Orleans? Or Benin? Fine African soul on Contre Jour label out of Belgium. 
Robert Randolph  Without God   Options Started off as background (bed) music for the mic break but Robert was rocking so we let him keep going! 
June Gardner  Tennessee Waltz   Options I played this New Orleans organ version of the pop country classic a few weeks ago. Still works. 
Chris Kenner  I Like It Like That   Options Let me show you where it's at! I always wanted to go there anyway. More from the N.O. box, aka "Doctors, Professors, Kings & Queens". 
Michael Hill's Blues Mob  Bluestime in America   Options The House of Blues put out a righteous CD-- "Defiant Blues"-- filled with angry black voices: Billie Holiday, Leadbelly, Nina Simone and others. 
Willie Dixon  It Don't Make Sense (You Can't Make Peace)   Options Recorded in 1981, this defiant tune has a powerful message from blues great Willie Dixon. 
The Mikey Dread Show  Headline News   Options With help from Sly & Robbie, ex-radio DJ Mikey Dread (who worked with the Class and UB40) says it dubwise. 
Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble  Haiti   Options Fine Chicago jazz, from "Mean Ameen" (Delmark, 2004) 
Jimmy McGriff  Blues for a Funky Old Bus   Options Recorded in 1973, found on "Double Exposure"-- a CD McGriff shares with another fine organist, Groove Holmes 
Jersey City Artists Space Under Attack: Conversation with Nicola Stemmer
American Watercolor Movement  Let Him Not Come Down to Take It Away   Options Opening cut to 2 CD package in support of 111 First Street tenants. Recorded live, May 1, 2004. 
Lach  Letter to Theo   Options Lower East Side anti-folkie came out to JC to offer his support. 
Matt Pass & Ron Benjamin  It's Just a Phase We're Going Through   Options Improvised duet, PVC horn with steel drums. 
Cat & Fiddle Session Players  Mountain Road/Silver Spear   Options Three fiddles, mandolin, guitar, whistles and flutes. Very cool. 
Nicola Stemmer  111 2 a.m.   Options Nicola produced the entired CD package, mostly in one day. For more info-- on artists' plight or CD-- check out 111First.Org. 
Tris McCall  Sunrise, Rte.7   Options Multi-instrumentalist McCall has a new album-- "Shootout at the Sugar Factory"--and an interesting website: trismccall.net. 
111 Jam Band  Jumpin' Around   Options Support the JC Powerhourse Artist District and 111 First Street!!! 
Now back to our regular programming.
Candido  Candido's Guajira   Options The Cuban conguero has help here from Tito Puente, Cachao Lopez and others on this 1971 recording for Tico, "Brujerias de Candido/Candido's Latin McGuffa's Dust" 
Al Garcia & the Rhythm Kings  Pachuco Soul   Options A collection of instrumental rock out of Los Angeles from 1963-64, reissued on CD in 1999. 
James Cole's Washboard Four  Runnin' Wild   Options One of many great tracks from a terrific CD called "Down in the Basement: Joe Bussard's Treasure Trove of Vintage 78s, 1926-1937". Check out oldhatrecords.com for more info. 
Soileau & Robin  Easy Rider Blues   Options Cajun blues from 1929, also on "Down in the Basement" 
Buck Howdy  Don't Fence Me In   Options Kids cowboy singer does a nice job with Cole Porter western classic. Thanks to James Kopp for the tip. What are hobbles? 
Emmy Lou Harris & Rodney Crowell  My Baby's Gone   Options Sweet harmonies, from "Livin' Lovin' Losin': Songs of the Louvin Brothers"-- which also has Merle Haggard, Pam Tillis, Johnny Cash and more. 
Big Al Downing  Georgia Slop   Options Great rockin' cover of Jimmie McCracklin tune, from 1964 
Graciela Salgado & Las Alegres Ambulancias  Maria Antonia   Options A collection of songs from "Colombia: Palenque de San Pasilio" which the liner notes identify as the "1st settlement of emancipated Blacks in the New World." 
Dock Boggs  Bright Sunny South   Options Smithsonian Folkways just put out another great collection of mountain music, compiled by New Lost City Rambler John Cohen, called "Back Roads to Cold Mountain" 
Fiddlin' John Carson  Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over   Options A little holiday cheer from "Back Roads to Cold Mountain" 
Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble  Mean Ameen   Options Just have to hear more of these guys. 
Paul Hucklebuck Williams  Juice Bug Boogie   Options Swinging sax work from R&B great PW--the guy who took the Hucklebuck and turned it into the most important song in the history of music. See LCD #26 for details. 
Meat Beat Manifesto/Tower of Power  What is Hip?   Options Title cut from a compilation CD of "remixed classics from the Warner Brothers vault" (WB, 2004) 
Charles Brown  Driftin' Blues   Options Brown was hot stuff in 1945 when he first recorded "Driftin' Blues" but his comeback work in the 80s & 90s-- when this version was recorded-- was even better! 
Coctails  Penguin/Powerhouse   Options This band didn't last long enough. Their recent 3 CD collection on Carrot Top-- "The Popcorn Box"-- is filled with great stuff. This Raymond Scott medley includes WFMU's Irwin Chusic on percussion. 
Fred Waring  Bolshevik   Options See theoldmasters.com for more info; this tune, with its snappy title, comes from "Vol 1: The Collegiate Years" 

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