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Favoriting July 23, 2004: Crystal Blue Persuasion

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Big Guitars from Texas  Breaker   Favoriting One CD from the best of two albums of Austin bluesy twangers, includes guitar heavies like Denny Freeman, Don Leady, Frankie Camaro, Evan Johns, Keith Ferguson 
Jimi Hendrix  Pali Gap   Favoriting Recorded in 1971, this fine Instrumental comes from "Voodoo Soup". 
Charles Brown  Graveyard Blues   Favoriting CB began to play great R&B piano in the 1940s and continued until his death in 1999; this tune was recorded in 1972 for Paula Records. Sounds a bit like Hendrix. 
Sonny Boy Williamson  Fattening Frogs for Snakes   Favoriting Rockin' blues harp from one of the best! 
Soldier String Quartet  Preachin' Blues   Favoriting Blues cover via classical violin, from "Inspect for Damaged Goods" on Mulatta (1984). Robert Johnson never sounded like this. 
Erykah Badu  Appletree   Favoriting This R&B hip hop diva does it right; on "Baduizm" (Universal, 1997) 
Brian Auger & the Trinity w/ Julie Driscoll  I've Gotta Go Now   Favoriting From a nice retrospective double CD of organist Auger's work over the years. These Brits could rock. 
Lou Donaldson  Li'l Darlin'   Favoriting Dr. Lonnie Smith (not the same as Lonnie Liston Smith) is probably not a doctor but he plays a fine organ on "Caracas" (Milestone, 1994) 
Soldier String Quartet  In TIme   Favoriting Violinist Regina Carter joins Dave Soldier and gang on this Sly (Stone/Stewart) cover, with Tiye Giraud on percussion. 
Antibalas  Obanla' E   Favoriting from "Who Is This America?" (Ropadope, 2004) 
Antibalas  Indictment   Favoriting Afrobeat instrumentalists with righteous politics fight to bring the big boys down 
Heptones  Crystal Blue Persuasion   Favoriting Sweet reggae cover of 60s hit, found on the new Heptones compilation, "Deep in the Roots" (Heartbeat, 2004) 
Heptones  Book of Rules   Favoriting Produced by Niney the Observer, these Jamaicans were pioneers of rocksteady reggae vocal harmonies; "Book of Rules" was a hit from the early 70s 
Sekou Bembeya Diabate  Biduman   Favoriting Known as Diamond Fingers, this guitar whiz from Guinea played for decades with Bembeya Jazz; check out his wonderful new album "Guitar Fo" (Harmonia Mundi/Discorama, 2004) 
Thomas Mapfumo  Hwahwa   Favoriting The Lion of Zimbabwe cut off his dreads but he still sings songs of freedom. 
Shiyani NgCobo  Ngisvzeni   Favoriting "Introducing Shiyani NgCobo" presents traditional music from South Africa: "Zulu Guitars Dance" on World Music Network, 2004 
Wackies  Zimbabwe   Favoriting Bronx dub mix from 1977 
Dr. John  Shango Tango   Favoriting Willie Tee on keyboards, from "N'awlins: Dis, Dat or D'udda" on Blue Note (2004) 
Dr. John  Chicken La Pas   Favoriting Dr. John pulls together the best of New Orleans on this party tune-- and on the entire album. Get up and strut your stuff! 
Henry Gray  Mojo Boogie   Favoriting Gray was pianist for Howlin' Wolf for more than a decade but return to Baton Rouge in the late 60s, where he lives and plays today 
Larry Williams  Ting-A-Ling   Favoriting Great guitar on this corny 50s pop rocker from New Orleans; the album title (a best of) says it all: "Larry Williams: Bad Boy" (Specialty, 1989) 
Larry Williams  Boney Maroney   Favoriting This was Larry's big hit, although he had many more, including a bunch with pal Johnny Guitar Watson. 
Wardell Gray  Lady Be Good   Favoriting This bebop horn player died way too soon: born in Oklahoma City in 1921, died in Las Vegas in 1955 
Lucinda Williams  Lafayette   Favoriting Lucinda sings fondly about her days along the Gulf Coast--"when that sweet fiddle sounds and Clifton gets down, that music sound so good to me"-- on her 1980 "Happy Woman Blues" 
Tres Chicas  Deep As Your Pocket   Favoriting Loretta Lynn wrote the song, Chris Stamey plays guitar and bass and produced the CD: "Sweetwater" on Yep Roc, 2004 
Tres Chicas  Am I Too Blue   Favoriting And they do a nice cover of this Lucinda Williams tune! 
Old 97s  Blinding Sheets of Rain   Favoriting It was pouring, with flood warnings, when this song came on; from "Drag It Up" (New West, 2004) 
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver  Every Time I Feel the Spirit   Favoriting You can picture these guys singing these rich vocal harmonies on some Appalachain mountaintop 
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver  Big Country   Favoriting Both tunes from the new double-CD "A School of Bluegrass" on Crossroads 
Dave Alvin  Out of Control   Favoriting Dave has a new rockin' album called "Ashgrove" on Yep Roc. 
Donna the Buffalo  Revolution   Favoriting More than a jam band, these folks play fine country blues rock & roll. They did a rousing show in July at the Green River Festival in western Massachusetts. 
Donna the Buffalo  In Another World   Favoriting Both tunes from "Positive Friction" on Sugar Hill (2000) 
Jimmy Bryant  Tabasco Road   Favoriting No Speedy West here. Just Jimmy Bryant playing too fast! 
Dwight Yoakum  Wheels   Favoriting Lots of covers on "Dwight's Used Records" (Koch, 2004), including this Gram Parsons song 
Davie Allan and the Arrows  Tomahawk   Favoriting from "Devil's Rumble Anthology, 64-68" on Sundazed 
Ojos de Brujo  Ley de Gravidad   Favoriting From Spain, playing Sunday at Central Park Summerstage 
Perez Prado  Pachuca   Favoriting Cuban mambo king ended up in Mexico & USA, as mambo became pop 
Omara Portuondo  Mueve la Cintura Mulato   Favoriting Con Manuel Galban & Cachaito Lopez; from "Flor de Amor" on World Circuit/Nonesuch 
Irakere  Anunga Nunca   Favoriting Before they bolted, Arturo Sandoval and Paquito D'Rivera were bandmates of Cuban piano maestro Chucho Valdes 
Grupo Cimarron  Un Llanero do Verdad   Favoriting from "Si, Son Llanero: Joropo Music from the Orinoco Plains of Colombia" (Smithsonian-Folkways, 2004) 
Martin Denny  Bacoa   Favoriting On "Baked Alaska"-- recorded live in 1964 at Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage 
John Lee Hooker  House Rent Boogie   Favoriting Hooker jams with British rockers 

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