Options Steve Krinsky: Playlist from July 16, 2007 Options

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Options July 16, 2007: Brudda Iz
"Brudda Iz had the sweetest voice imaginable and could sing in the most plangent falsetto...He was the nearest thing there was to Hawaiian royalty; his size and his presence proved that." [from Hotel Honolulu, a hilarious/cynical/raunchy novel by Paul Theroux]

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Artist Track Comments Approx. start time
Big Guitars from Texas  Hardy Street   Options This tune by Rick "Casper" Rawls  0:00:00 (Real)
Sandy Bull  Little Maggie   Options On his first album, in 1963, Sandy Bull (with jazz drummer Billy Higgins) took this traditional bluegrass tune and turned it into something else, something special.  0:03:01 (Real)
Bobby Osborne et al  Cherokee Lady   Options With Sam Bush, David Grisman, Ricky Skaggs and lots more, frm "Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza." Okay, the intro was too long but the song was great!  0:09:13 (Real)
Greenbriar Boys  Rawhide   Options There a great CD compilation-- "Best of the Vanguard Years"-- with their first two albums plus work they did in the early 60s with Joan Baez and others  0:14:38 (Real)
Tammy Rogers & Don Heffington  John's Tune   Options In the 90s, these two amazing instrumentalists became in-demand Nashville session musicians; from "In the Red" (Dead Reckoning, 1995)  0:14:59 (Real)
M Shanghai String Band  Knob Creek Boogie   Options A quickie: harmonica & spoons, from this NY area band  0:17:32 (Real)
M Shanghai String Band  Tic Tac Toe Chicken   Options Check out their new CD, "From the Air" (Red Parlor Records, 2007)  0:18:10 (Real)
Koerner, Ray & Glover  Ted Mack Rag   Options Three tunes here from "Blues, Rags & Hollers"-- originally released on Elektra, now available on Red House Records, St. Paul, MN. Spider John Koerner-- the only surviving member-- does this one  0:21:21 (Real)
Koerner, Ray & Glover  Sun's Wail   Options This song is by harmonica whiz Tony "Little Sun" Glover; the entire album was recorded in one day, in Milwaukee, in 1963  0:23:06 (Real)
Koerner, Ray & Glover  Snaker's Here   Options Dave "Snaker" Ray played a mean blues guitar and shouted his version of Delta blues  0:25:01 (Real)
Phoebe Kreutz  A Bad Feeling About Anna Karenina   Options You have to check her website to get her new CD "Big Lousy Moon" but you can probably get it at her live gigs, which are even better than the album!  0:28:42 (Real)
Phoebe Kreutz  Song to Make You Cry   Options Musical saw by Julie LaMendola  0:37:33 (Real)
Matthew Sweet  This Moment   Options From "Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams" (Thirsty Ear/Chaos/Columbia, 1993)  0:40:09 (Real)
Lucinda Williams  Come On   Options Hal Willner produced Lucinda's new album, Bill Frisell plays guitar and Jenny Scheinman fiddles on "West" (Lost Highway, 2007)  0:45:03 (Real)
Jim Ford  She Turns My Radio On   Options Jim Ford hung out & burned out with Sly Stone but, thanks to Nick Lowe & Bear Family Records and others, he is alive and well and his great 1969 album-- "Harlan County"-- is now available on CD  0:49:25 (Real)
Jim Ed Brown  Three Bells (Les Trois Cloches)   Options Country crossover hit in 1959, cover of an Edith Piaf tune  0:59:51 (Real)
Edith Piaf  Les Trois Cloches   Options Piaf recorded this song in 1946. She was a hero to the French; her funeral in 1963 was so big that it stopped traffic in Paris—the first time since the end of WWII  1:03:25 (Real)
Willy Deville  The Lovers (Les Amants)   Options Leader of Mink Deville, this punker left NY years ago for New Orleans, who he cleaned up his act and revived his career. I guess he speaks French bien  1:05:40 (Real)
Emmy Lou Harris  No Regrets (Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien)   Options Did I read somewhere that this tune is in the movie?  1:14:17 (Real)
Chris Spedding  Black Denim Trousers & Motorcycle Boots (L'Homme a la Moto)   Options Yes, this is a cover of a Piaf tune-- although I can't find her version. I'm looking forward to comparing the two  1:14:59 (Real)
Chris Spedding  In Memory   Options This instrumental, like the previous three songs, are from a 1994 Tribute to Piaf on Amherst Records  1:18:19 (Real)
Edith Piaf  La Vie en Rose   Options Her best known song is, of course, the title to her bio pic  1:24:17 (Real)
Django Reinhardt  Swing de Paris   Options The only instrumental on a French swing compilation called "Les Zazous"  1:26:09 (Real)
Sidney Bechet  Blues in the Air   Options This brilliant New Orleans clarinetist rivals Louis Armstrong in talent and output  1:29:31 (Real)
Terrance Simien  Tout Quelqu'un   Options He was young when he first came on the scene but now he is a zydeco elder statesman; from "There's Room for Us All" (Black Top, 1993)  1:32:32 (Real)
Marce Lacouture  Ga Line Ga Lo (Look at the Moon, Look at the Water0   Options With Michael Doucet on fiddles, Marce does a traditional Cajun tune; from her most recent album-- her first "solo" album-- "La Joie Cadienne" (produced by Sonny Landreth)  1:37:21 (Real)
Marce Lacouture  La Joie Cadienne (Cajun Joy)   Options Title cut to the new CD, with Christine Balfa on duet vocal and, although he's not listed, it sounds like Sonny on guitar  1:39:15 (Real)
Marce Lacouture  Les Filles do Vermillion   Options Marce learned Cajun women's music-- a capella "porch" music-- from two older women, Inez Catalon and Lula Landry. This is one of Lula's tunes  1:46:38 (Real)
Marce Lacouture  Lula   Options Listen to Marce's radio show on KRVS, Lafayette, LA, every Tuesday at 1 pm, CST: krvs.org. Her website is marcelacouture.com  1:50:45 (Real)
Don Cherry  Neapolitan Suite: Dios & Diablo   Options Live at Cafe Monmartre, 1966  1:51:51 (Real)
Bebo Valdes  Tu Sonrisa   Options Father of Chucho Valdes, Bebo left Cuba in 1960 and didn't record for more than 30 years. Now he's back-- he played NYC this past year-- and turns 90 next year!  1:58:28 (Real)
Bebo Valdes  Tres Linda Cubanas   Options Last year Sony/Mojito/Calle 54 released a collection of Bebo playing Cuban classics  2:05:35 (Real)
Cyril Pahinui & Bob Brozman  Hawaiian Cowboy   Options Bob Brozman often collaborates with guitar players from around the world; here is one, on "Four Hands Hot & Sweet' (Dancing Cat, 1999)  2:09:49 (Real)
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole  'Ama 'ama   Options Brudda Iz was a huge man, a Hawaiian nationalist, who made great music and died too young.  2:12:15 (Real)
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole  Mona Lisa   Options This song done by so many people, from Nat King Cole on, but Iz does it as well as any. And that laugh!  2:14:13 (Real)
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole  Hawai'i '78 Introduction   Options "Cry for the gods, cry for the people, cry for the land that was taken away...and then you'll find Hawai'i"  2:18:53 (Real)
Cyril Pahinui  Young Street Blues   Options Gabby Pahinui was the pioneer of Hawaiian slack key guitar; his sons have kept the music going  2:24:36 (Real)
Jim Kweskin Jug Band  Hawaii   Options I used to see these guys a lot in the early 60s, when I was a teenager hanging out in Harvard Square; I still have a vinyl version of the first two Vanguard albums. What ever happened to Bruno Wolf?  2:32:16 (Real)
Artie Traum  Fourteen Turtles   Options "Meetings with Remarkable Friends" is an album of musical collaborations, with Bela Fleck, Jay Ungar, the Band and others; here Artie Traum plays with John Sebastian on harmonica  2:37:15 (Real)
Eric Von Schmidt  Debt I Owe   Options Another Cambridge folkie, Eric Von Schmidt moved to Florida and spent most of his life painting down there; this song is from a great 1978 album on Philo. Sadly, he died last year  2:37:54 (Real)
Mark Spoelstra  On the Road Again   Options Another 60s folkie who died in 2006, Mark Spoelstra is best known (to me) for "Peyote Cowboy"-- a song written back when psychedelics could be bought in a garden nursery  2:43:44 (Real)
Ry Cooder  Three Chords and the Truth   Options Ry Cooder's new album-- "My Name is Buddy"-- tells the story of the depression from the point of view of leftwing cat!  2:46:31 (Real)
Paul Robeson  No More Auction Block/Great Gettin' Up in the Morning   Options Like Brudda Iz, Paul Robeson was a big man who stood up to the bullies and the fascists  2:51:17 (Real)
Big Bill Broonzy  Mindin' My Own Business   Options "Rockin' in Chicago, 1949-1953"-- on Rev-Ola Bandstand, is a great collection of some of Big Bill's best  2:53:37 (Real)

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