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Options August 14, 2009: Willy Les Frank Uke Ike
It's a drag, since I am only on the air once in a while, that I have to do so many tributes to the recently deceased all at once. I played them while they were alive-- well, maybe not Cliff Edwards-- but had to do something for Willy Deville, Les Paul and Frank McCourt. Ukelele Ike/Cliff Edwards is another story: an icon from vaudeville and beyond, who still sounds good today. Hope you like it. Email me with comments: stevek@wfmu.org

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Big Guitars from Texas  Hardy Street   Options I've been playing cuts off this great collection of Texas twangsters for about 20 years and it amazes me how good they can be-- even when the CD skips 
Stevie Ray Vaughan  Travis Walk   Options Another pretty good Texas guitar player 
Paul Butterfield Blues Band  Thank You Mr. Poohbah   Options Just stumbled on to a CD copy of the first album by PBBB and this number jumped out! 
Sarah Brown  Bad Boy's Pride   Options Austin bass player steps out on her own-- a 45 from a while back. Sarah is one of the Big Guitars from Texas and, more recently, plays with Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women. 
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women  River Under the Road   Options Dave is at his best, fronting this band of top notch country blues women, Sarah Brown among them (Yep Roc, 2009) 
Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros  Sandpaper Blues   Options Former Clash frontman from "Rock Art and the X-Ray Style" (Hellcat Records, 1999) 
Mink DeVille  Teardrops Must Fall   Options Willy Deville died last week at the age of 58. Sad story but he left behind lotsa great music! Fall teardrops. 
Mink DeVille  Cadillac Walk   Options Punk. Soul. Lower East Side Blues. Call it what you want. It's good. 
Willy Deville  Voodoo Charm   Options Willy left NYC in the 90s and went to New Orleans, where he seemed to pull it all together and . put out a few good albums. My fave is "Victory Mixture" (with Eddie Bo & Dr. John); this one is from "Backstreets of Desire" (FNAC Music, 1992) 
Allen Toussaint  On Your Way Down   Options With the best New Orleans players, this 1972 session is rich with soul. On CD as "Life, Love & Faith" (Water Music, 2008) 
Allen Toussaint  Louie   Options In 1970, Allen Toussaint put out his first CD, with a bunch of his best 60s hit singles plus this cool instrumental. The album was reissued on Kent as "What is Success: The Scepter & Bell Recordings" 
Pinetop Perkins  3-Finger Boogie   Options Recorded live at the old FMU studios in East Orange in 1993; it can be found on "Upsalapalooza"-- a bunch of tunes recorded live at the station 
Art Tatum  How High the Moon   Options Wow. This guy can play. 
Art Tatum  Tatum-Pole Boogie   Options Mostly bed music but let's let Art tinkle away on those keys 
Les Paul  Hawaiian Paradise   Options Here's where the old "what-more-can-you-say" about someone really applies. 
Les Paul & Mary Ford  I'm A Fool to Care   Options These guys did radio and, in the early days of the medium, TV. He played, she sang, they made jokes-- and it still sounds pretty good today! 
Les Paul & Mary Ford  I'm Sitting on Top of the World   Options This doesn't sound like the way Howlin' Wolf did it! 
Tony Schwartz  Translations   Options Tony went out into the streets of NY and recorded what he heard; from "New York 19" (Folkways) 
The Village Stompers  Washington Square   Options  
Bobby Sanabria & Ascension  Delirio   Options From "New York City Ache" (Flying Fish, 1993) 
Bobby Sanabria & Ascension  La Cumbiamba   Options A Joe Henderson tune, done Puerto Rican style 
Renata Lu  Faz Tanto Tempo   Options Samba Soul from the 70s, on "Black Rio 2" (Strut, 2009) 
Guimaraes E O Grupo Som Sagrado  Our Sound   Options More soul stuff from Brazil. 
Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards  California   Options  
R Crumb & his Cheap Suit Serenaders  Alabamy Bound   Options A Uke Ike number, done by some of his biggest fans. Crumb did the cover for one of his albums, a re-issue of old stuff from 1974 
Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies  Somebody Stole My Gal   Options A western swing take 
Barrence Whitfield & Tom Russell  Insufficient Sweetie   Options "That when a rabbi becomes kleagle of the Ku Klux Klan" 
John Martyn  Singin' in the Rain   Options  
Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards  If You Knew Susie   Options Listener Adam wondered if the voice in "Betty Boop MD" was Uke Ike. If you look on YouTube, you can see it-- great scary animation-- and much more, including other Cliff Edwards stuff 
Alberta Hunter  Darktown Strutters Ball   Options Alberta Hunter is one of the amazing stories of the recent past: a successful blues/jazz singer from the early part of the 20th century, she turned up in the 70s and sang as well as ever. I never saw her but this a great album: "Amtrak Blues" (Columbia 1980) 
Jeff Beck  Cause We've Ended As Lovers   Options  
Slim Gaillard  African Jive   Options Lotsa Slim on YouTube too, including a 1988 TV show where an older Slim does "Take the A-Train" w/ David Sanborn. Even better: a clip from a 1986 movie "Absolute Beginners" with David Bowie. Surreal segment, hot Slim music 
Steve Martin  Pitkin County Turnaround   Options Yes, the comic Steve Martin. A good banjo player. He has help on "The Crow" from Early Scruggs, Tony Trischka, Dolly Parton and others. On Rounder. 
The Creole Belles  Domino/Will Bolfa Medley   Options Nice new Cajun music on Arhoolie Records 
Lucinda Williams  Out of Touch   Options From "Essence" (Lost Highway, 2002) 
Dwight Yoakam  Fast As You   Options Dwight rocks 
Willie Nelson w/ Carlos Santana  They All Went to Mexico   Options From an album of duets with the clever name: "Half Nelson" (Columbia, 1985) 
Doug Gillard  The Temperament Twist   Options  
Jayhawks  Waiting for the Sun   Options  
Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem  Irish Rover   Options Just finished reading Frank McCourt's great memoir, "Angela's Ashes." 
Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem  October Winds   Options  
The Pogues  Once Upon a Time   Options  
Phil Ochs  The Highwayman   Options Frankie McCourt was a poor Irish kid who heard this classic English outlaw poem and was inspired to become a writer. It's a common tale: the outlaw falls in love as "the redcoat troops come marching marching..." 
Coffin Daggers  Cat's Eyes   Options Check them out at Maxwells on August 23, along with Los Straitjackets 
Los Straitjackets  Chica Alborotada aka Tallahassee Lassie   Options  
Los Straitjackets  Squid   Options  

Listener comments!

  Fri. 8/14/09 3:12pm jamesie:

About time I said hello, and with good intentions
  Fri. 8/14/09 3:57pm Annie:

Great show! I am really digging the flow of genre! Thank you! I'm 37 weeks pregnant and the baby and I are relaxing to your tunes.....
Morristown, NJ
  Fri. 8/14/09 3:59pm ao:

Sigh - will miss Les. It felt good just knowing he was around.
  Fri. 8/14/09 3:59pm Chris:

Really enjoying this playlist so far. Between this and the recent tribute to DeVille, I've been turned onto some amazing albums.
  Fri. 8/14/09 4:04pm bryce:

very very tiny les paul!
  Fri. 8/14/09 4:27pm steve krinsky:

Bryce: Who says size matters?
  Fri. 8/14/09 4:30pm kid brody:

can you repeat or write down in the "comments" section what you said about the Texas Tornados? Thanks a bunch! Enjoying your show today.
  Fri. 8/14/09 4:31pm Adam / Ladyfingers:

Wow...I hate that I tuned in this late...awesome playlist!!
  Fri. 8/14/09 4:36pm steve krinsky:

Lincoln Center Out of Doors:
-- 8/22, 2 pm: Ramblin Jack Elliot, Holmes Bros, etc.
-- 8/22, 7 pm: Allen Toussaint, Lizz Wright
-- 8/23, 4 pm: Texas Tornados, etc.
  Fri. 8/14/09 4:39pm kid brody:

Thanks Steve! Have a great weekend!
  Fri. 8/14/09 4:44pm taylor:

first time listening to your show, been listening for the last couple of hours during my late breakfast. great stuff! thanks and hello from the breezy bay area!
  Fri. 8/14/09 5:32pm LizGig:

Go freeform radio!
  Fri. 8/21/09 2:12pm Lou Russo:

Steve, great show, and cool guitar stuff. I've always LOVED the Mescaleros, and my last song "Instigator troublemaker" was totally influenced by their "Johnny Appleseed" track.
Do you have a copy of my song?--- Lou
  Thu. 3/11/10 4:14pm LOU RUSSO:

Greetings from Mandolin Brothers:
Hi Steve I just played this Aug 14 (my anniversary) archive. Great stuff as usual. Great to hear that Joe Strummer track on the radio. And where else could I hear my art hero R. Crumb do his music "dang". thanks Steve, see you soon, Lou Russo
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