Options Steve Krinsky: Playlist from July 21, 2006 Options

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Options July 21, 2006: I Wish It Would Rain

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Big Guitars from Texas  Hardy Street   Options Was that a slight CD skip toward the end of the song? 
The Hitchhikers featuring The Might Pope  Mr. Fortune   Options We start today's show off with three cuts from new CD: "Jamaica to Toronto: Soul Funk and Reggae 1967-1974" 
Noel Ellis  Memories   Options The CD is put out by Light in the Attic Records; see their website: lightintheattic.net 
Cougars  I Wish It Would Rain   Options What a nice cover of the Temps hit! 
Ernest Ranglin  Surfin'   Options Brilliant reggae/jazz guitar, with Monty Alexander on piano; from "Below the Bassline" (Island, 1996) 
Rusty Bryant  Cootie Boggaloo   Options Recorded in 1969 or 70, recently released on CD as "Legends of Acid Jazz" on Prestige, produced by Bob Porter 
Little Feat  Day at the Dog Races   Options A rolciking instrumental, written by the band, on their 1977 "Time Loves A Hero" album 
Don Byron  Eugene I   Options A new CD on Cantaloupe Music, "Bang on a Can & Don Byron: A Ballad for Many" 
Little Feat  Skin It Back   Options After Lowell George died in 1978, Paul Barrere became leader of the band; this is one of his tunes, from "Feats Don't Fail Me Now" (WB, 1974) 
Sacred Spirit  Lay Down   Options This is such an interesting album, a mix of classical strings and the blues. Who is 'the Brave"? 
Sacred Spirit  On the Road   Options The CD is put out by the Rhythm & Blues Foundation, via Virgin Records 
Little Axe  The Way I See It   Options Skip McDonald and friends mess with the blues; from "Champagne & Grits" (Real World, 2004) 
Little Axe  Will I Ever Get Back Home Again   Options Let's hear another from the new Little Axe album 
Howlin' Wolf  Midnight Blues   Options This is an alternate take of "Moanin' for My Baby" 
John Mayall  Jacksboro Highway   Options British blues bandleader Mayall has been living on the West Coast for years; his website says he has released 55 albums-- although this tune is from the last one we have at WFMU, his 1990 album on Island, "A Sense of Place" 
Gatemouth Brown  Breaux Bridge Rag   Options This talented fellow died last year, after decades of fine Gulf Coast music; someone just released his 1974 "Down South in Bayou Country" on CD 
Doug Kershaw  Cajun Capers   Options Kershaw popularized Cajun rock decades ago; he is still around, as this 2002 CD shows: "Easy" on Cooking Vinyl 
Beau Jocque  Git It, Beau Jocque   Options Title cut to a live album, on Rounder (1996); this guy died way too young but he sure could rock the zydeco 
Gatemouth Brown  Cassoulet   Options Listen to Gatemouth play hot Louisiana fiddle! 
Mel Brown  Chicken Fat   Options In the 80s, I saw MB when we was in the house band at Antones blues club in Austin. This is the title cut to Mel's 1967 album on Impulse, now on CD 
Alejandro Escovedo  Wave   Options Our tribute to AE begins with this great tune from "A Man Under the Influence" (Bloodshot, 2001) 
Alejandro Escovedo  Thirteen Years   Options An instrumental version, title cut to 2002 album 
Peter Cage  The End   Options This is the first of three cuts from the great album of AE tunes, "Por Vida" (Or, 2004) 
Son Volt  Sometimes   Options When Alejandro was sick, a bunch of great musicians took his tunes and made a CD to raise money to help him out 
Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra  Velvet Guitar   Options Alejandro has recovered and continues to make great music 
Alejandro Escovedo  With These Hands   Options Rykodisc reissued the 1996 CD, with additional tunes and new cover art; help on this title cut from a bunch of Pete and other Escovedo percussionists 
Dave Insley w/ Rosie Flores  South of the Border   Options Gene Autry first sang this tune in his 1939 movie of the same name: "On the eve of World War II, federal agents Autry and Smiley Burnette are sent to help foil the plans of German spies attempting to gain control of Mexican oil fields." 
Ramblin Jack Elliot  Rolling in My Sweet Baby's Arms   Options Early Jack 
THe Weavers  Pay Me My Money Down   Options A CD player refused to play this Pete Seeger fave, from the 1957 Carnegie Hall concert 
Jim Campilongo & the 10 Gallon Cats  Bustin' Up   Options Great instrumentals from "Loose" (Blue Hen, 2003) 
Jim Campilongo & Norah Jones  Sweet Dreams   Options Norah does a few vocals on "American Hips''-- the new album from JC Electric Trio 
Rene Lacaille & Bob Brozman  Debussy A La Reunion   Options A unique sound, from "Dig Dig" on Riverboat (2002) 
Rene Lacaille & Bob Brozman  5 O.P. (Syncope)   Options Another duet from "Dig Dig" 
Bob Brozman  Vieux Kanyar Blues   Options Instrumental guitar from "Blues Reflex" (2004) 
Bob Brozman  Chili Blues   Options Recorded in 1981, reissued on CD on "Blue Hula Stomp" (Kicking Mule, 1996) 
Rene Lacaille  Kizi'n Man   Options Sweet music from Reunion Island on "Mapou" (2004) 
Rene Lacaille  Lusaka   Options Another from "Mapou" 
Roswell Rudd & the Mongolian Buryat Band  Buryat Boogie   Options Get down with the trombone, the scat singing, the horse sounds. And, yes, there's throat singing on the album: "Blue Mongol" (Soundscape, 2005) 
Roberto Ruena y Su Apollo Sound  Viva Cortijo   Options One of the many new reissues on Fania; this tune is a 1978 salute to (now deceased) bandleader Cortijo 
Hazel Dickens  They'll Never Keep Us Down   Options Rounder just released, on CD, the excellent soundtrack to Barbara Kopple's award-winning docomentary, "Harlen County, USA" 

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