Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Fill-In Show - Sax Therapy, 9/21/05

he should have lived on



Lucked out and got a chance to perform a little Sax Therapy, Jeff Robinson's tribute to that most versatile of reeds - and all of it's many shades & textures. I really enjoyed doing this show, even though I was only halfway awake - I hope to get another chance down the line, because I had so much more to play! Please take a listen by clicking on the Roland Kirk LP below, and be sure to check out Jeff and Sax Therapy alternate Tuesdays 10:00-Midnight EST on 88.1 FM, WMBR - Cambridge, MA

dynasty to the cape

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Playlist for Sax Therapy, 09/21/05


Set One: who'd always stick to you

Intro: Da Mayor Buys Roses/"Do the Right Thing" OST - Branford Marsalis/LP/Columbia/1989
1. Alkebu-Lan (Land of the Blacks)/Jimmy Heath/LP/Cobblestone/1972
2. Epistrophy/Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis & Johnny Griffin/LP/Riverside/195?
3. I Can't Get Started/Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh/LP/Atlantic/1955
4. Adagio/Irakere/LP/Columbia/1979
5. Autumn Serenade/John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman/LP/Impulse/1963
BED: Jug Eyes/Gene Ammons/LP/Prestige/1971

Set Two: whirlwind pyramid

1. Hibiscus/Manu Dibango/LP/Atlantic/1972
2. Mortgage on my Soul/Keith Jarrett & Dewey Redman/LP/Atlantic/1972
3. There Was a Time/The Dapps feat. Alfred Ellis/45/King/1968
4. Music (I Like It)/Benny Sharp & the Sharpies/45/Midas/1968?
5. Leave My Kitten Alone/The Sonics/LP/Jerden-Beatrocket/1965-1996
6. I Need You Tonight/Eddie Cleanhead Vinson/LP/King/1949?
BED: Reggae Holiday/Willis "Gatortail" Jackson/LP/Trip/1973

tenor madness

Set Three: increasing difficulty

1. Stella By Starlight/Lou Donaldson/LP/Blue Note/1960
2. Close Your Eyes/Chico Hamilton Quintet - Eric Dolphy/LP/WB/1959
3. Blues for Alice/Roland Kirk/LP/Mercury/1962
4. Hello to the Wind/Bobby Hutcherson - Gene McDaniels - Harold Land/LP/Blue Note/1969
5. The Jungle is a Skyscraper/Ornette Coleman/LP/Columbia/1972
BED: A Shade of Jade/Joe Henderson/LP/Milestone/1970

Set Four: squeeze play

1. Special Rider Blues/Insect Trust/LP/Capitol/1968
2. Bluesongo/Sonny Rollins/LP/RCA/1962
3. Easy Living/Wardell Gray/LP/Prestige/1949-196?
4. I Put a Spell On You/Them/LP/Decca/1966
BED:The Other Thing/Fabulous Counts/LP/Cotillion/1969

A big thanks to Jeff for letting me come down and play some records!

watch me work

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

MP3 & Playlist for Lost & Found, 9/19/05

stick to me snooks
never go wrong with vanilla

Hi, Chick!

you got love

The Exciters

Back to business today, and business is good. Lots of newly acquired funky goods front-load this mother, but the WMBR record library comes back strong, revealing some lost gems filed away untouched for years.
What is this, the Louvre?
Of greater import is the inclusion of more Elisha Cook, Jr. than most people can handle in a 2 hour span - will you survive?
Click on the FORUM QUORUM LP below to find out!

astoria punks

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Playlist for Lost & Found, 09/19/05


Set One: now down with the discount

Intro: Hector Pt.1/Village Callers/CD/1969
1. I'm Tired, I'm Tired, I'm Tired/Marva Whitney/LP/King/1969
2. For What It's Worth/Voices of East Harlem/LP/Elektra/1971
3. 2,000 Black/Roy Ayers Ubiquity/LP/Polydor/1975
4. Witchita Lineman/Fatback Band/LP/Perception/1972
5. Heart Full of Love/The Invincibles/LP/Loma/1966
6. You Can't Win/The Kinks/LP/Reprise/1965
7. Love Is Plentiful/Staple Singers/LP/Stax/1971
8. It Ain't Easy/Bar Kays/LP/Volt/1972
9. Gotta Get Away/Flaming Ember/LP/Hot Wax/1971
10.Are You Man Enough, Are You Strong Enough/Honey Cone/LP/Hot Wax/1971
11.Caroline Goodbye/Colin Blunstone/LP/Epic/1970
12.The Team/Mighty Joe Hicks/LP/Enterprise/1973
13.You'll Lose a Good Thing/Little Royal/LP/Trius/1972
BED: Fat Albert Rotunda/Herbie Hancock/LP/Warner Bros/1974

Set Two: avoiding smoke detectors

1. Baby Rocked Her Dolly/Kim Fowley/LP/Imperial/1968
2. Girls Around World/Future/LP/Shamley/1968
3. If I Loved Another Woman/Fleetwood Mac/LP/Epic/1968
4. I'll Cry Alone/Flamin' Groovies/LP/Sire/1976
5. Girl Make Up Your Mind/Forum Quorum/LP/Decca/1967
6. Show Me/Fuse/LP/Epic/1969
BED: Improvisation on an Indian Scale/Clark-Hutchinson/LP/Nova/1969

dunston rides again

Set Three: you was wrong

1. I've Got a Lonliness/Tim Rose/LP/Columbia/1967
2. Love In the City/The Turtles/LP/White Whale/1969
3. Cowboy Movie/David Crosby/LP/Atlantic/1971
4. Here I Am(Take Me)/Sweet Inspirations/LP/Atlantic/1967
BED: Tampin'/Rhine Oaks/45/Atco/1970

Set Four: nothing up my sleeve

1. Best of Luck To You/Geater Davis/45/House of Orange/1971
2. You Got Love/The Exciters/45/Shout/1966
3. Rain/Bruce Ruffin/Ampex/45/1970
4. Don't Knock Me/The Ebonys/45/Soul Clock/1969
5. Find Yourself/Ebony Web/45/Hi/1971
6. Just Out of Reach/Sam Dees/45/Atlantic/1973
BED: Classic Funke/Brother Jack McDuff/LP/Blue Note/1971

Special Guests: repeat offenders Elisha Cook Jr & Humphrey B, Ella Raines, Regis Toomey & Joseph Crehan, Walter Brennan, Alan Curtis and Richard Farnsworth(?)

honk if you like horn rock
the real deal

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

MP3 & Playlist for Lost & Found, 9/05/05

overlords of syncopation
powerful stuff
chasing down a hoodoo there

Too Much History

Easy show to prepare today, at least in a way - the real problem was cutting down to only two hours of all Louisiana/Mississippi artists! In a tribute to the areas hit hardest by the terrible hurricane of last week - and subsequent relief travesty - we dig deep in the county registers and learn that many so-called "Chicago" and "Detroit" artists were born in Mississippi - and that being a musician in New Orleans is pretty much a fact of birth! Many people went unplayed that deserved attention, I really wanted to play Eddie Bo and B.B. King but either forgot or just ran out of time...oh, and meant to squeeze in the Hillbilly Cat from Tupelo, too!

Alright, let's get to it Ol' Howard - just point your gun that way down Highway 61, click the trigger and let's get down with it! Full playlist just below, to keep track of all those misplaced Mississippians...and please check the links at the bottom of the playlist to find some charity options, including rare records being auctioned off to help with the relief efforts!

most went the other direction

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Playlist for Lost & Found, 09/05/05


Set One: He Bite Me

Intro: Here Comes the Meter Man/The Meters/45/Josie/1971
1. Evil/Howlin' Wolf/LP/Cadet Concept/1968
2. Break In the Road/Betty Harris/LP/SSS/1969
3. I Can't Turn You Loose/Chambers Brothers/LP/Columbia/1968
4. Watch Your Step/The Bare Facts/LP/HotLine/196?
5. Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky/Lee Dorsey/LP/Bell/1969
6. Lovely Rita/Fats Domino/LP/Reprise/1968
7. Street Parade/Earl King/LP/Mardi Gras/1970-1976
8. Turn Back the Hands of Time/David & Jimmy Ruffin/LP/Soul/1969
9. Your Thing Ain't No Good Without My Thing/Marie Queenie Lyons/LP/Deluxe/1969
10.Is It Because I'm Black/Syl Johnson/LP/Twinight/1969
BED: London Express-Apricot Splash/Oliver Sain/LP/Abet/1975

Set Two: back porch serenade

1. Do Baby Do/The Coastaleers/LP/Flyright/1959-1984
2. Delta Love/Tony Joe White/45/Warner Bros/1971
3. Parchman Farm/Bobbie Gentry/LP/Capitol/1968
4. You Are My Sunshine/Mose Allison/LP/Atlantic/1968
5. Upset/Travis Wammack/45/Atlantic/1966
6. Put You Down/The Rogues/LP/MBM/1966
7. You'll Be Sorry Someday/Kitchen Cinq/45/LHI/1966
8. Yard Dog/One Way Street/45/Smash/1968
BED: Where Whitey Ain't Around/In the Heat of the Night OST-Quincy Jones/LP/UA/1967

the delta sweetie

Set Three: blue is the color

1. The Hunter/Albert King/LP/Stax/1968
2. The Way You Treat Me/Whispering Smith/LP/Excello/1971
3. Forget It I Got It/Merry Clayton/LP/Ode/1971
4. Who Do You Love/Bo Diddley-Muddy Waters-Little Walter/LP/Checker/1966
5. Oh Yeah/The Gants/LP/Liberty/1966
6. Fattening Frogs for Snakes/Sonny Boy Williamson II/LP/Chess/1959
7. Save a Seat for Me/Five Blind Boys of Mississippi/LP/Jewel/1977
BED: Gettin' Nasty/Ike Turner/LP/Pompeii/1970

Set Four: nothing up my sleeve

1. Gossip/Cyril Neville/45/Josie/1969
2. No Good to Cry/John Fred & His Playboy Band/LP/Paula/1968
3. While the City Sleeps/Irma Thomas/LP/Imperial/1965
4. If I Could See You One More Time/Johnny Adams/LP/SSS-Charly/1970
5. It's All Right/Jerry Butler & Betty Everett/LP/Vee Jay/1964
6. Things are Better/Ernie & the Top Notes/45/Fordom/1971
7. You Don't Miss Your Water/Otis Clay/45/Cotillion/1968
8. Get Down With Hit/Bobby Marchan/45/Dial/1965
BED: Come Rain or Come Shine/Lester Young/LP/Verve/195?

Special Guests: brief cameo by Jimmy Stewart & Stephen McNally, in support of Syl Johnson & Kanye West...

shafted again

Please visit the following webpages, and consider making a donation to help rescue/rebuild/feed the Delta region:

  • Americares

  • Mercy Corps

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • And check out the crew at, for a limited time they are auctioning off their own personal rare records, with all proceeds going to charity - some amazing music changing hands here, all for a great cause!

  • "Heatrocks" Records for Charity!

  • feelin' it
    Those Crazy Gant Boys