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Options September 5, 2015: On the Road Again
I haven't been on the air in a while so it was special fun to do this show. Guess I was a little rusty; sorry for dead air and other glitches. The music was great though. Hope you agree.

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Big Guitars from Texas  Holiday for Hoss   Options Big Guitars from Texas  Rykodisc  The first 36 seconds are from the previous show. But the Big Guitars intro makes up for it.  0:00:00 ()
Beacon Hillbillies  Hummingbird   Options More Songs About Love & Murder  East Side Digital  Bluegrass from Boston. From 1994, on East Side Digital.  0:03:55 ()
Bezos' Hawaiian Orchestra  Pame Sti Honoloulou   Options Slidin' On The Frets: The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Phenomenon  Yazoo  Everyone loves Hawaiian music. This one if from Athens, Greece, from the 1930s, "a comic/romantic song about the lure of the islands..." The entire CD is filled with great stuff like this, from all over.  0:08:03 ()
Tom Ze  Ma   Options The Best of Tom Ze  Luaka Bop  Hot number from Brazil; recorded 1975 but found on an excellent collection compiled by David Byrne  0:11:01 ()
Dave Douglas  Tied Together   Options High Risk  Greenleaf  Dave Douglas plays trumpet but the album is pretty eclectic: "americana electronic jazz..."  0:14:56 ()
Calexico  Dub Latina   Options Feast of Wire  Quarterstick  Sweet romantic instrumental from our favorite band from Tucson, Arizona  0:17:36 ()
Doc Watson  Thunder Road/ Sugarfoot Rag   Options Docabilly  Sugar Hill  Doc has help on this album from Duane Eddy, Junior Brown, Marty Stuart and lots more  0:23:39 ()
The Doc Watson Family  Ground Hog   Options The Watson Family  Smithsonian Folkways  From 1963. Doc was born in Deep Gap, NC, and lost his sight as a child. He played guitar as a kid, with his family, and later became one of the most popular players around.  0:26:43 ()
The Doc Watson Family  Bonaparte's Retreat   Options The Watson Family  Smithsonian Folkways    0:28:27 ()
The Doc Watson Family  Texas Gales   Options The Watson Family  Smithsonian Folkways    0:30:12 ()
 
King Oliver and his Orchestra  Everybody Does It in Hawaii   Options Slidin' On The Frets: The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Phenomenon  Yazoo  This New Orleans jazz band had steel player Roy Smeck. Smeck saw Sol Hoopii and caught the Hawaii bug. "Everybody Does It in Hawaii" was co-written by Singing Brakeman Jimmie Rodgers; his version is terrific.  0:41:31 ()
Four Piece Suit  Jam Up   Options Ready to Where?  Ocean Music  This Boston-based group does movie theme music and much more. A few of these guys used to be members of Barrance Whitfield's band, the Savages,  0:38:55 ()
Martinis  Hung Over   Options It Came from Memphis  Upstart  This collection accompanies Robert Gordon's book of the same name. CD includes Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips, Furry Lewis, Jess Mae Helphill, Othar Turner's Rising Start Fife and Drum Corps and more.  0:44:26 ()
Lesa Aldridge  Story of My Life   Options It Came from Memphis  Upstart  This less interesting number snuck in. Sorry.  0:45:14 ()
Memphis Jug Band  On the Road Again   Options The Best of Memphis Jug Band  Yazoo  These guys made great music from the 1920s to the 1950s. Their mix of black string band music with jazz, blues and vaudeville still works today. Despite the crude lyrics, it's a sweet tune. Listen to the jug!  0:46:39 ()
Geoff Muldaur and the Texas Sheiks  Right Now Blues   Options Geoff Muldaur and the Texas Sheiks  Tradition & Moderne  In 2009, Muldaur went to Austin to record with Stephen Bruton, Cindy Cashdollar and others. This is the result. Bruton was sick & died shortly after; a much respected and popular session man, he plays excellent guitar and mandolin on this album. RIP  0:52:18 ()
Jim Kweskin Jug Band  Mornin' Blues   Options Jug Band Music  Vanguard  I got to hear these guys a lot as a teen in the early 60s, as I got to hang out in the Cambridge folk scene. Muldaur & Kweskin loved that jug band sound from decades before. Bruno Wolf sings vocal on this one. Have I owned this scratchy record all these years?  0:53:54 ()
Prince Albert Hunt's Texas Ramblers  Houston Slide   Options Old Time Texas String Bands, Volume One  Country Records  Along with the fine fiddle & snappy tune, there's an amazing story here: Albert Hunt played in the Deep Ellum, the rough neighborhood of Dallas, where he was shot and killed in 1931 by W.M. Douglas after Hunt was caught "partying" with Mrs. Douglas.  0:56:48 ()
 
Prince Albert Hunt's Texas Ramblers  Wake Up Jacob   Options Old Time Texas String Bands, Volume One  Country Records  Deep Ellum is now an arts district in Dallas but in the first half of the 20th Century it was the red light district and home to an amazing music scene. Black musicians like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Robert Johnson, Leadbelly and Bessie Smith played there. Prince Albert Hunt and his band were white though.  1:06:50 ()
Fred Ford  Hernando Horn   Options Beale Street Saturday Night  Omnivore Records  More Memphis, this time from a collection put together by James Luther Dickinson  1:09:12 ()
Grandma Dixie Davis  Beale Street Blues   Options Beale Street Saturday Night  Omnivore Records    1:12:30 ()
Sleepy John Estes  Big Fat Mama/Liquor Store   Options Beale Street Saturday Night  Omnivore Records    1:14:18 ()
Bar-Kays  Body Fever   Options As One  Mercury  I found this in a box of records someone gave me; a bit too disco for my tastes.  1:16:01 ()
Nina Simone  Work Song   Options My Baby Just Cares For Me  Verve  Nat Adderley wrote the music, Oscar Brown Jr added lyrics. Nina does it up.  1:20:02 ()
Ed Palermo Big Band  Work Song   Options Electric Butter  janklandrecording.com  Big Band Blues. These guys played a show on one of the Hudson River piers this summer, almost entirely Butterfield Blues Band & Electric Flag. Excellent.  1:22:59 ()
Paul Butterfield Blues Band  Blues with a Feeling   Options The Paul Butterfield Blues Band  Elektra/Asylum  Tune written by Little Walter Jacobs; from the band's first album, with Mike Bloomfield, Elvin Bishop, Jerome Arnold, Sam Lay & Mark Naftalin. (Elektra, 1965)  1:27:14 ()
Electric Flag  Easy Rider   Options The Best of Electric Flag  Legacy/Columbia  It says the song is 5 minutes but it's only 50 seconds! But a good 50 seconds.  1:32:22 ()
 
Electric Flag  Killing Floor   Options The Best of Electric Flag  Legacy/Columbia  I wonder what Howlin' Wolf thought of this hot cover of his song, with the LBJ intro and all.  1:39:36 ()
Elvis Costello  Strange   Options Kojak Variety  Warner Bros.  A Screamin' Jay Hawkins song. Great lyrics, hard to hear on this version.  1:43:19 ()
Cassandra Wilson  Sign of the Judgement   Options True Detective Soundtrack  Harvest  Haunting song. Those True Detective folks sure have good taste. Didn't they also use the original version by the McIntosh County Shouters in the show?  1:45:43 ()
Barrance Whitfield & the Savages  Adjunct Street   Options Under the Savage Sky  Bloodshot  Go Barrance!  1:49:37 ()
Charenee Wade  I Think I'll Call It Morning   Options Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson  Motema  Nice vocals, good band. She's playing in NYC this week; check your local listings  1:54:17 ()
 
Handsome Family  Far From Any Road   Options True Detective Soundtrack  Harvest    2:03:50 ()
Solomon Burke  Soul Searchin'   Options Don't Give Up on Me  Fat Possum Records  From his Grammy-winner album-- "Don't Give Up On Me"-- from 2002 on Fat Possum Records. Solomon Burke was one of many soul singers with a country music sensibility. He died on his way to a gig in Amsterdam in 2010.  2:06:46 ()
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires  Dumplin's   Options Uptown Top Ranking  VP Music Group  Ska from the island of Jamaica  2:10:43 ()
Mamadou Kelly  Djamila   Options Djamila  Clermont Music  Title cut to a nice new album. MK was down here at the station a year or two ago; I was the entire audience for his excellent live set on Rob's show  2:13:31 ()
Daymé Arocena  Madres   Options Nueva Era  Havana Cultura  So great to hear fresh new stuff coming out of Cuba. I can't wait to visit!  2:20:03 ()
Amy Winehouse  Some Unholy War   Options Back to Black  Universal  Saw the movie: So sad, such pipes  2:25:25 ()
 
Leon Russell  Masquerade   Options The Best of Leon Russell  EMI-Capitol  New movie-- "A Poem is a Naked Person"-- about Leon. I hope I get to see it one of these days.  2:37:59 ()
Kasey Chambers  Oh Grace   Options Bittersweet  Sugar Hill  New albums: Good songs, great band  2:38:25 ()
Spanic Boys  Cry Baby Cry   Options Early Spanic Boys  Rounder  Back in the 90s, I chased these guys down to Asbury-- to get them on the air. Didn't work out. But I sure like their music. Father & son duo.  2:42:17 ()
Rockin' Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters  Lafayette Two-Step   Options Louisiana Music  Atlantic  Dopsie-- pronounced Doopsie-- was one of the best of the Zydeco players of southern Louisiana. Born Alton Rubin, he was more popular in Europe than in the U.S.  2:45:46 ()
 
Slavic Soul Party  Ya Ya   Options Bigger  Barbes  A unique take on the Lee Dorsey New Orleans classic  2:55:13 ()

Listener comments!

  Sat. 9/5/15 6:10am Cooh John:

Good morning. Not the tempo I expected on a Saturday morning. Very good nonetheless.
  Sat. 9/5/15 6:16am Steve Krinsky:

Hey, I played a bluegrass number early on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/5/15 6:26am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning, y'all!
  Sat. 9/5/15 6:33am Cooh John:

Love me some Doc Watson.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/5/15 6:38am Ken From Hyde Park:

I found a copy of Tom Zé's Mã online - youtu.be... I don't know what are the appropriate names of the accent symbols involved.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/5/15 6:45am Ken From Hyde Park:

Alrighty, then. They are e-acute and a-tilde.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/5/15 7:20am annie:

well good morning!
  Sat. 9/5/15 7:25am Steve Krinsky:

Hi Annie. Hi all.
Avatar Sat. 9/5/15 7:30am Bob G:

What a pleasant surprise... morning Steve!
  Sat. 9/5/15 7:33am ?:

Re: Zé', pronounced like Egbert Sousé?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/5/15 7:42am Brian in UK:

Welcome hello Steve.
Used to have this Killing Floor on one of the best/earliest samplers from CBS (Columbia) The Rock Machine Turns You On.
Avatar    Sat. 9/5/15 7:53am duke:

Great set!
  Sat. 9/5/15 8:02am marc:

The 2nd Season on "True Detective" was very good, not as good as Season 1, but worth watching
  Sat. 9/5/15 8:17am Douglas:

Jug Band Extravaganza live from San Franciso w/ Jim Kweskin,Geoff Muldaur,John Sebastian,David Grisman,Maria Muldaur on CD
  Sat. 9/5/15 8:22am Steve Krinsky:

Thanks for the comments; sorry I can't respond. After the show I will write comments about the songs. Hard to keep up.
  Sat. 9/5/15 8:42am Scott:

Wonderful
  Sat. 9/5/15 8:48am Jack:

Thanks for filling in, Steve, and for all the great music. Y'all come back now, y'hear?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/5/15 8:52am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...fun fill-in, 'preciate it...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/5/15 8:54am annie:

it was good to hear you again, steve...
  Sat. 9/5/15 8:55am Emile:

Bet PGB was at that accordian show, too.
Avatar    Sat. 9/5/15 9:01am duke:

Great show. Thanks!
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