Downhome With Howling Dick, episode 071

Right Up My Street

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

taint town live – 07/19/2014

fri&sat mid-3am (eastern); mon&wed 9-mid; tues 8-11am

Dee Alexander, As Long As Your Living (Songs My Mother Loves) 2014
Roberta Donnay, If You Live (What’s Your Story) 2006
Paul Austerlitz, Two Poems (Journey)
Oran Etkin w/Ben Allison, Curtis Fowlkes, Lionel Loueke & Nasheet Waits, All I Really Want To Do Is Dance (Gathering Light) 2014
Henry Butler & Steven Bernstein, Wolverine Blues (Viper’s Drag) 2014
Elio Villafranca Caribbean Tinge, Sunday Stomp At Congo Square (Caribbean Tinge) 2014
Mose Allison, If You’re Goin’ To The City (The Sage Of Tippo Vol. 2) 1998

Gianni Lenoci 4tet w/William Parker, Mbira (Secret Garden) 2011
Ken Vandermark w/Chad Taylor & Håvard Wiik, The Measure of the Height (In The Abstract) 2014
Darryl Harper, Ballad The Need’s Got To Be So Deep [Disc 1] 2014
Jua, Old Devil Moon (Color Of Life) 2014
The Sean Jones Quartet, How High The Moon (Im.Pro.Vise) 2014

John Hébert Trio w/Benoît Delbecq & Gerald Cleaver, title (Floodstage) 2014
Jason Kao Hwang, Nilometer at Roda (Zilzal) 2013
Ada Rovatti, Halfway (Disguise) 2014
Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra, René’s Barcarolle (Shrimp Tale) 2014

Kojiro Umezaki, “…seasons continue, as if none of this ever happened…” (Cycles) 2014
Ken Berman, Lush Life (Sound Poetry) 2014
Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden, ‘Round Midnight (Last Dance) 2014

Kate McGarry, Trouble of the World (Mercy Streets) 2005
Joel Harrison w/Jeremy Clemons & Michael Bates, John the Revelator (Mother Stump) 2014
Jim Black, Trevor Dunn, Oscar Noriega & Chris Speed, Uri Bird (Endangered Blood) 2011
JD Allen, Car – Car (Bloom) 2014

Julius Hemphill, Leora (Big Band) 1988
Joshua Redman, Never Let Me Go (Trios Live) 2014
Lena Bloch, Beautiful You (Feathery) 2014
Jessica Williams, For All We Know (With Love) 2014

*time is relative

Bob Rogers, music 24/7 – non-commercial, listener-funded
A venue for independent producers
JazzWeek Internet Station of the Year 2011

700 billion listeners can’t be wrong

PO Box 12376
Raleigh, NC 27605-2376

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri., 7/18 & Tues., 7/22

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 7/18 & Tues 7/22

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.CharlieColorLarge

Downhome With Howling Dick

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

Cliff Furnald’s RootsWorld Radio

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)

taint town live – 07/13/2014

fri&sat mid-3am (eastern); mon&wed 9-mid; tues 8-11am

William Parker And Hamid Drake, Earth (Summer Snow)
Ken Vandermark, Chad Taylor & Håvard Wiik, 29 (In The Abstract) 2014
Darryl Harper, Variations (The Need’s Got To Be So Deep) 2014
The Sophie Duner String Quartet, It’s been too long (The City of my Dreams) 2008
Edward Ratliff, End Of An Era Those Moments Before 2009
The Sean Jones Quartet, I Don’t Give A Damn Blues (Im.Pro.Vise) 2014
Donald Smith, Mansur Scott, Paul Zauner’s Blue Brass, Watermelon Man (Great Voices of Harlem) 2014

Bobby Selvaggio, Price of Being (Short Stories) 2014
JD Allen, If You Could See Me Now (Bloom) 2014
Mark Murphy, If You Could See Me Now (Kerouac, Then And Now) 1986
Ran Blake, Unforgettable (Driftwoods) 2009
Flat Earth Society, Lie To Me (Psycho Scout) 2006
Louis Hayes, Lush Life (Return Of The Jazz Communicators) 2014

Duke Ellington, That Rhythm Man (The OKeh Ellington) 1929
The Comedian Harmonists, Whispering (Auf Wiederseh’n)
Claire Martin, You Hit The Spot (The Waiting Game) 1996
Dave Van Ronk, That’ll Never Happen No More (Sunday Street) 1976
Bill Frisell, If I Could I Surely Would (The Willies) 2002

Alvin Batiste, Theme From D’ Afrique (Songs Words And Messages Connections) 1999
Pat Martino, Four On Six (Remember: A Tribute To Wes Montgomery) 2006
Don Byron, Theme From Hatari (You Are #6: More Music For Six Musicians) 2001
Abdullah Ibrahim, Ishmael (A Celebration) 2004

Elio Villanca Caribbean Tinge, Two To Tango (Caribbean Tinge) 2014
Peter Brendler, Blackout Reunion (Outside the Line) 2014
David Weiss, title (When Words Fail) 2014
Charlie Haden, Canción De Cuna A Patricia (Land Of The Sun) 2004
Daniel Rosenboom Quintet, Holiday Motel (Fire Keeper) 2014

Ingrid Laubrock’s Anti-House, Big Crunch (Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House) 2014
Fred Hersch Trio, West Virginia Rose (Floating) 2014
Tom Rainey, Reflections (Obbligato) 2014
Yard Byard, St. Mark’s Place Among the Sewers (The Jaki Byard Project: Inch by Inch) 2014

*time is relative

Bob Rogers, music 24/7 – non-commercial, listener-funded
A venue for independent producers
JazzWeek Internet Station of the Year 2011

700 billion listeners can’t be wrong

PO Box 12376
Raleigh, NC 27605-2376

What do you mean, you can’t dance to it? – Hal Russell

taint town live – 07/12/2014

fri&sat mid-3am [eastern]; mon&wed 9-mid; tues 8-11am

Charlie Haden & Chris Anderson, Good Morning Heartache (None But The Lonely Heart)
Charlie Haden Quartet West, title (Haunted Heart) 1991
Charlie Haden Quartet West, First Song (The Best Of Quartet West) 2007
Charlie Haden & Hank Jones, Going Home (Come Sunday)

Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden, My Ship (Last Dance) 2014
Ornette Coleman, Peace (The Shape Of Jazz To Come) 1959
Charlie Haden, Blue Anthem (Not In Our Name) 2005
Charlie Haden, Amazing Grace (Not In Our Name) 2005

Charlie Haden & Kenny Barron, Waltz For Ruth (Night And The City) 1996
Charlie Haden with Michael Brecker, Nightfall (American Dreams) 2002
Ornette Coleman w/Don Cherry & Charlie Haden & Billy Higgins, Just For You (The Art Of The Improvisers) 1961
Alice Coltrane, Crescent (Translinear Light) 2004
Charlie Haden with Michael Brecker, Sotto Voce (American Dreams) 2002

John Hollenbeck, w/Kate McGarry & Theo Bleckmann, The Moon’s a Harsh Mistress (Songs I Like a Lot) 2013
Charlie Haden & Gonzalo Rubalcaba, La Pasionaria (The Montreal Tapes: Charlie Haden & Gonzalo Rubalcaba) 1997

Charlie Haden, La Pasionaria (The Montreal Tapes) 1999

John Coltrane & Don Cherry, Focus On Sanity (The Avant-Garde) 1960
Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden, Goodbye (Last Dance) 2014

*time is relative

Bob Rogers, music 24/7 – non-commercial, listener-funded
A venue for independent producers
JazzWeek Internet Station of the Year 2011

700 billion listeners can’t be wrong

PO Box 12376
Raleigh, NC 27605-2376

What do you mean, you can’t dance to it? – Hal Russell

Downhome With Howling Dick

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

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri., July 4 & Tues., July 8

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.MultiFlagsLarge

Downhome With Howing Dick

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.

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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