The famous jazz version of Victor Young’s Delilah, love theme from CB DeMille’s wonderfully schlocky Samson and Delilah—Hedy Lamarr was a wiz with torpedo guidance systems but took forever to figure out the haircut gimmick—was by the Clifford Brown & Max Roach Quintet, but John Coltrane performed it in Copenhagen on November 20 1961 with his quartet plus Eric Dolphy, and Trane was in astonishing form on soprano that night, much in the style of The Promise, but longer and maybe more electrifying. This week’s Updoc—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Radio City time—also anniversaries a towering Naima from Antibes in July, 1965. Otherwise the show hasn’t finished saying farewell to Charlie Haden, and there are tracks featuring Ornette Coleman, Shirley Horn, and Pat Metheny, plus two more ballads from the recently released album of duets with Keith Jarrett. The show opens with a change of pace: a brilliant CPE Bach piano sonata that seems situated midway between his dad’s music and that of Haydn, and closes with some new Willie Nelson and then a Charlie Haden vocal for which I should probably be arrested. If you have tears, prepare, you know, and please don’t call the cops.
07/28 | Downhome With Howling Dick | Posted by Bob Rogers
This week Howling has a senior moment, comes across a lot of B’s and laments over an icons diet. If none of this makes any sense it really doesn’t matter because this is Taint and thrown in the nonsense is an hour of the finest blues and roots on the net. Sundays 10am (Eastern); Tuesdays 6pm, Thursdays midnight; Saturdays 10pm. See program schedule for archived editions of Downhome With Howling Dick.
Doc MacLean – “Doesn’t sing American Pie”
|The Backlash Blues||Nina Simone||Blue For You||VIDEO|
|Do You Know What I Think?||Allison Burnside Express||Allison Burnside Express||VIDEO|
|You Don’t Know||Kirk Fletcher||Shades of Blue||VIDEO|
|Changing Love||Clarence Jolly||Double Trouble The Cobra Records Story 1||VIDEO|
|Short Dress Woman||Muddy Waters||Muddy Waters Folk Singer||VIDEO|
|East St. Louis Blues||Sid Selvidge||The Cold Of The Morning||VIDEO|
|Down Moses||The Ebony 3 Vocal Trio||Les Plus Beaux Gospels||VIDEO|
|Blue Day||Ira Walker||Mixposure||VIDEO|
|15_Minute_Blues||Richard Townend||Seven Sins||VIDEO|
|Charley James’ Blues||Doc MacLean||Narrow House||VIDEO|
|Who’s Crying Now||B.B. & The Blues Shacks||Businessmen||VIDEO|
|Don’t Want to See You Go||Stacy Puckett||Masters of the Cigar Box Guitar||VIDEO|
|Rock And Roll Doctor||Little Feat||Feats Don’t Fail Me Now||VIDEO|
|Drinkin’ Woman||St. Louis Jimmy||I Pity The Fool – The Duke Records Story||VIDEO|
|The Freeze||Fenton & The Castle Rockers||I Pity The Fool – The Duke Records Story||VIDEO|
|Just a Memory||John Mayall||A Special Life||VIDEO|
07/24 | Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Friday July 25 & Tuesday July 29 | Posted by Bob Rogers
07/24 | Downhome With Howling Dick, episode 071 | Posted by Bob Rogers
This week Howling’s on his porch at Taint stressing the importance of staying in contact with old friends, discovering human beat boxes and reminiscing about Blind Yogi Bear! More madness mixed with an hour of the best blues ‘n roots you’ll find on the net. Sundays 10am (Eastern), Tuesdays 6pm, Thursdays midnight, Saturdays 11pm.
Fenton Robinson – “gut wrenching”
|Bar Fly Blues||Jay McShann||Drink Up – Light Up!||VIDEO|
|Might Be A Fool||Hook Herrera||No Matter What I Do||VIDEO|
|Blues for Boo Boo||Kirk Fletcher||Shades of Blue||VIDEO|
|The Red Rooster||King Biscuit Boys||Home Cooking||VIDEO|
|Big-Legged Woman||Heritage Blues Orchestra||And Still I Rise||VIDEO|
|Leavin’ Town Blues||Ishman Bracey||Jackson Stomp, The Charlie McCoy Story||VIDEO|
|Cream F Feeling||Heymoonshaker||Shakerism||VIDEO|
|You Don’t Have To Go||Brian Kramer||Tribute To Muddy||VIDEO|
|I Love The Life I Live||Jeff Golub||Train Keeps A Rolling||VIDEO|
|This Kind Of Trouble||Wooden Horse||This Kind Of Trouble||VIDEO|
|Sunrise Blues||Eric Bibb||Booker’s Guitar||VIDEO|
|How Long Can This Go On||Little Junior Parker||I Pity The Fool – The Duke Records Story||VIDEO|
|As The Years Go Passing By||Fenton Robinson||I Pity The Fool – The Duke Records Story||VIDEO|
|Jesus Talk To Mama||Rodney Crowell||Tarpaper Sky||VIDEO|
|Rodeo||Ian Siegal & The Mississippi MudBloods||Candy Store Kid||VIDEO|
|Spoonful||Martin Simpson||Bootleg USA||VIDEO|
07/23 | RootsWorld Radio – Wednesday at 5:00 PM | Posted by Cliff Furnald
On the 112th edition of RootsWorld Radio, join Cliff Furnald for a musical trip around the planet. We’ll start with some 70s roots-pop music from Algeria, hear some brand new jazz from Morocco, some Nordic roots, a bit of American-African fusion and a NYC klezmer experiment, a return visit to a Persian artist and a new recording by a father and son kora duet. Artists will include Bellamou & Benfissa, Zebrina, Les Abranis, Oum, NID, Imaginary Homeland, Habbadam, Marjan Vahdat, and Toumani & Sidiki Diabate.
More info at www.RootsWorld.org
07/17 | Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri., 7/18 & Tues., 7/22 | Posted by Bob Rogers
Mingus used to call him not Charlie or Haden but “Bass”—a heavy compliment, coming from him—though I can remember a time when people would look at you funny when you started raving about Charlie Haden as a great bassist. That pretty much ended with his first album of duets in 1976, but until then even some musicians were so infatuated with fast, supposedly hornlike bassplaying that they couldn’t get with what Haden was doing. The startling thing about those duets was not only that most of us had never heard such an intimate degree of listening before, but that Haden’s attention and his struggle for truthfulness of expression also pointed us back to life and suggested a way one might be able to live it. I first met him at around that time and his personal impact on me was as great as that of his music, which is why I’m such a lousy deejay on this week’s Updoc—8PM Friday and noon next Tuesday, Roundtrip Broadway Blues time. I just keep choking up and muttering “Charlie”, but most of the two-hour show is music, with an appropriate amount of Ornette Coleman, some duets with that petulant pianist, whatsisname, a few trips on the Escalator Over the Hill, and Charlie singing Shenandoah—he was born in Shenandoah Iowa and for all his jazz authenticity he never stopped being country—among other projects and highlights. He was one of the greats, and with him deep really did mean deep. Do drop in. It’s a long way down, and up.
07/17 | Downhome With Howling Dick | Posted by Bob Rogers
Howling’s playing at theme time porch music, dealing with that most wicked of vices, gambling. This week, Ol’ Dick’s relating tales of heartbreak at the roulette wheel, disgraced presidents winning a stake in politics and revealing what happened when a craps game got busted. The only sure fire bet is that this is the finest hour of blues ‘n roots you’re gonna find on the net! Sundays 10am (Eastern), Tuesdays 6pm, Thursdays midnight; Saturdays 10pm. See program schedule for archived program schedule.
Sister Ola Mae Terrell – “Not a Vegas regular”
|Gambling Polka Dot Blues||Tommy Duncan & His Western All Stars||As Good As It Gets||VIDEO|
|Life Is Like Gambling||Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials||What You See Is What You Get||VIDEO|
|Roulette With The Blues||Gary Rex Tanner, Mississippi Slim & The Kansas City Ripper||Black Coffee||VIDEO|
|Gambling Blues||Lil Son Jackson||Texas Blues||VIDEO|
|Gambling Blues||Pinetop Perkins & Willie “Big Eyes” Smith||Joined At The Hip||VIDEO|
|Poker Playing Daddy||Clara Morris||Female Chicago Blues 1936-1947||VIDEO|
|Shooting High Dice||Bo Carter & The Mississippi Sheiks||Bo Carter & The Mississippi Shieks||VIDEO|
|Gambling Woman||Chris Thomas King||Me, My Guitar And The Blues||VIDEO|
|The Gambling Man||Sister Ola Mae Terrell||Telling It Like It Is||VIDEO|
|Gambling Blues||Floyd Miles||Silver Anniversary Love Ride 25||VIDEO|
|The Roving Gambler||Elton Britt||Gamblers, Blues and Sinners||VIDEO|
|Blackjack||Ray Charles||Yes Indeed!||VIDEO|
|You’re My Best Poker Hand||T-Bone Walker||T-Bone Walker||VIDEO|
|Whiskey, Women & Loaded Dice||Joe Liggins||High Rollers – Vintage Gambling Songs – 1920 – 1952||VIDEO|
|Casino Kate||Groove-A-Matics||Gotta Use What You’ve Got||VIDEO|
|Gambling Woman Blues||Freddie King||Stayin’ Home With The Blues||VIDEO|
07/15 | Cliff Furnald’s RootsWorld Radio | Posted by Bob Rogers
On the 111th edition of RootsWorld Radio, wooden flutes from Sweden and France offer newly composed art music and folk traditions, and then amblings into the markets of Thailand for some unique popular music from the 70s and 80s, and then off to Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Congo and Hungary. Artists include Cumbia All Stars, Nos Honks, Caetano Veloso, Makam, Tuaenchai Khwanchit, Ralsgård & Tullberg, Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, Son Palenque and Sam Mangwana. Wednesdays 5pm (Eastern), repeats 8am Saturdays (See program schedule for RootsWorld Radio archived editions)
07/06 | Downhome With Howling Dick | Posted by Bob Rogers
This week Howling gets help on the porch from a friend and together they unearth some very naughty boys, a highway before it got revisited and a lady who should have climbed higher. Come with Dick ‘n Dave and all the blues hounds in tow for a rollicking hour of roots music – Taint style! Sundays 10am (Eastern); Tuesdays 6pm, Thursdays midnight, Saturdays 11pm.
Tampa Red – “He’s a very naughty boy!”
|Poor Boy Long Way from Home||Bukka White||White’s Take On Blue||VIDEO|
|Blues At Sunrise||Albert King||More Big Blues||VIDEO|
|All Your Lovin||Eddie Taylor With Vera Taylor & The West Side Allstar Band||Bad Boy||VIDEO|
|Richland Woman Blues||Maria Muldaur||Richland Woman Blues||VIDEO|
|I’ll Drown In My Own Tears||Jean Wells||Soul On Soul||VIDEO|
|61 Highway Blues||Mississippi Fred McDowell||Downhome Blues 1959||VIDEO|
|Highway 61 / Highway 61 Revisited||Martin Simpson||Bootleg USA||VIDEO|
|What’s That Tastes Like Gravy||Tampa Red||The Essential Tampa Red||VIDEO|
|Let Me Play With Your Poodle||Lightnin’ Hopkins||Short Haired Woman||VIDEO|
|You Shook Me Baby||Blue Commotion||Good Times||VIDEO|
|Let’s Try Again||Luther Allison||Serious||VIDEO|
|Leaving Town Blues||Fleetwood Mac||Jumping At Shadows:||VIDEO|
|St . James Infirmary||Joe Cocker||Mad Dogs + Englishmen||VIDEO|
|When the Levee Breaks||Magic Slim||Whole Lotta Blues: Songs Of Led Zeppelin||VIDEO|
07/04 | Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri., July 4 & Tues., July 8 | Posted by Bob Rogers
It made me feel like Pogo the Possum: “The 4th of July show comes on the 4th of July this year.” The automatic picks were Charles Ives’ 4th Symphony, which in its last movement gathers together the whole of Creation and slam–dunks it into a New England Transcendentalist quadrant of all-receiving Heaven, and lots of Louis Armstrong. And Sidney Bechet, and Pres with Basie, and a lot of Charlie Parker. When I was a kid I sang “The House I Live” In with Earl Robinson’s chorus—“What is America to me?”—and was awed to meet Paul Robeson after the performance, which was plenty of America for me as a child of ten; but in putting this show together I was struck by what I had to leave out of its mere two hours: Carla Bley’s Spangled Banner Minor, gospel in several colors, not enough Duke Ellington, and, and, and. I may have to do a supplementary July 11th show next week, and end it with Charlie Haden singing “Shanendoah”. Meanwhile, please come by for the fireworks, such as they are—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Hudson River time—and yes I did manage to fit in some of Ornette Coleman’s Ivesian Skies of America, but not nearly enough, so please do keep watching the skies until we meet again.
06/30 | Downhome With Howing Dick | Posted by Bob Rogers
This week Howling’s correcting YouTube with the help of a pedant, tipping his hat to a man with harmonic pinch and cajoling Mr & Mrs Baird. Oh and he’s continuing the muddiest right here on TAINT! It could get very messy but Dick makes sure you get an hour of the finest blues ‘n roots . Sundays 10pm (eastern), Tuesday 6pm, Thursdays midnight, Saturdays 11pm.
You can download the podcast either here or subscribe at iTunes and not only are there links to the artists on this page but also to some great videos – check ‘em out.
And don’t forget to let Dick know how ya liked it at email@example.com – he’ll thank you!
Roy Lee Jones “The Beatles owe him!”
|The Dirty Dozen||Speckled Red||Peabody Blues||VIDEO|
|Hoodoo Stew||Selwyn Birchwood||Don’t Call No Ambulance||VIDEO|
|Country Boy||Roy Buchanan||When A Guitar Plays The Blues||VIDEO|
|When A Guitar Plays The Blues||Albert Collins||Don’t Lose Your Cool||VIDEO|
|Two Doors Down||Roy Lee Johnson||Midnite Blues Party||VIDEO|
|St Louis Blues||Katie Bradley + Dave Ferra||The Stone Street Sesssions||VIDEO|
|Pitiful Blues||Malcolm Holcombe||Pitiful Blues||VIDEO|
|Tell the Devil I’m Gone||Ben Prestage||One Crow Murder||VIDEO|
|Too Many Cuts||Pork Chop Willie||Love Is the Devil||VIDEO|
|Future Blues||Willie Brown||The Great Race Record Labels, Vol:1||VIDEO|
|Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out||Lemon Nash||Papa Lemon: New Orleans Ukelele Maestro & Tent Show Troubadour||VIDEO|
|I Get Evil||Jim Byrnes||St. Louis Times||VIDEO|
|How Long, How Long Blues||Long John Baldry||Looking At Long John Baldry||VIDEO|
|Tribute to Muddy||Johnny Winter||The Progressive Blues Experiment||VIDEO|
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