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.

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 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

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

Jazz In The A.M. – 07/17/2014 – Ep. 232

TODAY’S MUSIC – RIGHT NOW!

Artist – Song Title – CD Title – Label – Year

Noon (Eastern)
Anthony Branker – Forward – The Forward (Towards Equality) Suite – Origin Records – 2014
Elio Villanca – Caribbean Tinge – Caribbean Tinge – Caribbean Tinge – Motema Music – 2014
Hendrick Meurkens/Misha Tsiganov – Blackbird – Junity – HMS – 2014
Barbara Ween – Detour Ahead – Detour Ahead – Barbara Ween – 2013
Jerry Bergonzi – Creature Feature – Intersecting Lines – Savant Records – 2014
Cyrus Chestnut – U.M.M.G. (Upper Manhattan Medical Group) – Midnight Melodies – Smoke Sessions Records – 2014
Dena Derose – You Stepped Out of a Dream – We Won’t Forget You…An Homage to Shirley Horn – Highnote Records – 2014
Holly Hofmann – Make Me Rainbows – Low Life – Capri Records – 2014
Charlie Apicella & Iron City Jazz – Idris – Big Boss – Zoho – 2014

1:00
Marcus Roberts Trio With Wynton Marsalis – Embraceable You – Together Again: Live In Concert – J-Masters Records – 2013
Henry Butler & Steven Bernstein – Gimmie A Pigfoot – Viper’s Drag – Impulse – 2014
Adrian Cunningham – Li’l Darlin – Ain’t That Right! The Music Of Neal Hefti – Arbors Records – 2014
Barbara Morrison – Save Your Love For Me – I Love You, Yes I Do – Savant Records – 2014
Jimmy Cobb – Amsterdam After Dark – The Original Mob – Smoke Sessions Records – 2014
The Sean Jones Quartet – How High the Moon – Im·pro·vise Never Before Seen – Mack Avenue Records – 2014
Freda Payne – Spring Can Really Hang You up the Most – Come Back to Me Love – Artistry Music – 2014
Orrin Evans’ Captain Black Big Band – In My Soul – Mother’s Touch – PosiTone Records – 2014
Steve Kaldestad With The Mike LeDonne Trio – Barbados – Straight Up – Cellar Live Records – 2014

2:00
Steve Khan – Baraka Sasa – Subtext – Tone Center – 2014
Theo Croker – It’s Not You It’s Me (But You Didn’t Help) – AfroPhysicist – Sony Masterworks – 2014
Shirazette Tinnin – Passion Dance – Humility: Purity of My Soul – Hot Tones Music – 2014
Gregory Porter, Paul Zauner´s Blue Brass – Mona Lisa – Great Voices of Harlem – PAO Records – 2014
Gerald Beckett – Tempus Fugit – The Messenger – Summit Records – 2014
Louis Hayes – Simple Pleasures – Return Of The Jazz Communicators – Smoke Sessions Records – 2014
Kavita Shah – Oju Oba – Visions – Inner Circle Music – 2014
David Weiss – White Magic – When Words Fail – Motema Music – 2014
Mark Meadows – Somethin’ Good – Somethin’ Good – Mark Meadows – 2014

3:00
Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden – My Ship – Last Dance – ECM – 2014
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra – Yes or No – American Adventure – Spartacus Records – 2014
Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio – Ask Me Now – Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio – Concord Music Group – 2014
Rebecca Kilgore – The Man I Love – I Like Men – Arbors Records – 2014
Fred Hersch Trio – If Ever I Would Leave You – Floating – Palmetto Records – 2014
Craig Wuepper – Blues For The Piano Players – Storytelling – Cellar Live Records – 2014
Diane Schuur – Nice n Easy – I Remember You – Jazzheads – 2014
Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble – El Moreno – Sketches Of Spain (Revisited) – 3 Sixteen Records – 2014
Cory Weeds – Rakin’ And Scrapin’ – As Of Now – Cellar Live Records – 2014

Swallow The Dice

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!

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 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

 

Jazz In The A.M. – 07/10/2014 – Ep. 231

TODAY’S MUSIC – RIGHT NOW!

Artist – Song Title – CD Title – Label – Year

Noon (Eastern)
The Sean Jones Quartet – I Don’t Give a Damn Blues – Im·pro·vise – Mack Avenue Records – 2014
Mike Pope – Out Of The Ether – Cold Truth, Warm Heart – Nineteen-Eight Records – 2013
Orrin Evans’ Captain Black Big Band – Explain It to Me – Mother’s Touch – PosiTone Records – 2014
Freda Payne – You’d Be so Nice to Come Home To – Come Back to Me Love – Artistry Music – 2014
Jerry Bergonzi – Intersecting Lines – Intersecting Lines – Savant Records – 2014
Mark Meadows – Groovin’ High – Somethin’ Good – Mark Meadows – 2014
Jackie Allen – My Man’s Gone Now – My Favorite Color – Avant Bass – 2014
Ted Rosenthal Trio – Fascinatin’ Rhythm – Rhapsody In Gershwin – Playscape Recordings – 2014
Hendrick Meurkens/Misha Tsiganov – West Coast Blues – Junity – HMS – 2014

1:00
Marcus Roberts Trio With Wynton Marsalis – New Orleans Blues – Together Again: Live In Concert – J-Masters Records – 2013
Joshua Redman – Trinkle, Tinkle – Trios Live – Nonesuch – 2014
Manhattan School Of Music Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra – Sunset and the Mockingbird/The Queen’s Suite Pt 1 – The Symphonic Ellington – Jazzheads – 2014
Theo Croker – Save Your Love for Me – AfroPhysicist – Sony Masterworks – 2014
Shirazette Tinnin – My Human Condition – Humility: Purity of My Soul – Hot Tones Music – 2014
Hiromi/上原 ひろみ – Seeker – ALIVE – Telarc – 2014
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra – Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love – American Adventure – Spartacus Records – 2014
Adrian Cunningham – Girl Talk – Ain’t That Right! The Music Of Neal Hefti – Arbors Records – 2014
Gerald Beckett – Searching the Unknown – The Messenger – Summit Records – 2014

2:00
Western Michigan University Jazz Orchestra – Passing Giants – Travel Notes – Blujazz Productions – 2014
Ralph Bowen – No Moon at All – Standard Deviation – PosiTone Records – 2014
Fred Hersch Trio – You & The Night & The Music – Floating – Palmetto Records – 2014
Dena Derose – A Time For Love – We Won’t Forget You…An Homage to Shirley Horn – Highnote Records – 2014
Bobby Selvaggio – Ceprano Man – Short Stories – Origin Records – 2014
Paul Tynan & Aaron Lington – Lower Sackville Blues – Bicoastal Collective: Chapter Four – OA2 Records – 2013
Kavita Shah – Deluge – Visions – Inner Circle Music – 2014
Nate Najar – Fotografia – Aquarela Do Brasil – Candid – 2014
Cory Weeds – AON – As Of Now – Cellar Live Records – 2014

3:00
Louis Hayes – Without A Song – Return Of The Jazz Communicators – Smoke Sessions Records – 2014
Jimmy Cobb – Composition 101 – The Original Mob – Smoke Sessions Records – 2014
Bobby Hutcherson – Montara – Enjoy The View – Blue Note – 2014
Mansur Scott, Paul Zauner´s Blue Brass – Moanin’ – Great Voices of Harlem – PAO Records – 2014
Mike LeDonne – Blues for Gene – I Love Music – Savant Records – 2014
Triology – Ray Time – Triology – Cellar Live Records – 2014
Diane Schuur – Didn’t We – I Remember You – Jazzheads – 2014
Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden – Every Time We Say Goodbye – Last Dance – ECM – 2014
The Stockton Helbing Quartet – Lele’s Tune – Part 1 – Handprints – Armored Records – 2014

Big Time Dave

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!

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 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

Jazz In The A.M. – 07/03/2014 – Ep. 230

TODAY’S MUSIC – RIGHT NOW!

Artist – Song Title – CD Title – Label – Year

Noon (Eastern)
Elias Haslanger – One For Daddy O – Live At The Gallery – Cherrywood Records – 2014
Kris Berg & The Metroplexity Big Band – Time Management – Time Management – Summit Records – 2014
Jared Gold – No Moon At All – JG 3+3 – PosiTone Records – 2014
Marianne Matheny-Katz – You Taught My Heart To Sing – Somewhere In Paradise – Jazzway – 2014
Triology – If I Love Again – Triology – Cellar Live Records – 2014
David Weiss – Lullaby For A Lonely Child – When Words Fail – Motema Music – 2014
John Coates Jr. & Nancy Reed – East Of The Sun – At The Dear Head Inn – Deer Head Records – 2007
Jimmy Cobb – Nobody Else but Me – The Original Mob – Smoke Sessions Records – 2014
Sonny Rollins – Biji – Road Shows, Vol. 3 – Sony Masterworks – 2014

1:00
Fred Lipsius – Where At – Rhythm, Catch 4 – Fred Lipsius – 2014
Ted Rosenthal Trio – I Loves You Porgy – Rhapsody In Gershwin – Playscape Recordings – 2014
Bobby Hutcherson – Hey Harold – Enjoy The View – Blue Note – 2014
Patrice Jegou – From This Moment On – Speak Low – Prairie Star Records – 2014
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra – Yes or No – American Adventure – Spartacus Records – 2014
Adrian Cunningham – The Odd Couple – Ain’t That Right! The Music Of Neal Hefti – Arbors Records – 2014
Gregory Porter, Donald Smith, Mansur Scott, Paul Zauner´s Blue Brass – Stella By Starlight – Great Voices of Harlem – PAO Records – 2014
Manhattan School Of Music Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra – Mood Indigo – The Symphonic Ellington – Jazzheads – 2014
Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden – Everything Happens to Me – Last Dance – ECM – 2014

2:00
Craig Wuepper – Blues For The Piano Players – Storytelling – Cellar Live Records – 2014
Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band – Does This Chart Make Me Look Phat? – Life In The Bubble – Concord Music Group – 2014
Camille Thurma – Kindred Minds – Origins – Hot Tones Music – 2014
Diane Schuur – I Remember You – I Remember You – Jazzheads – 2014
Louis Hayes – Lush Life – Return Of The Jazz Communicators – Smoke Sessions Records – 2014
Hiromi/上原 ひろみ – Wanderer – ALIVE – Telarc – 2014
Dena Derose – Sunday in New York – We Won’t Forget You…An Homage to Shirley Horn – Highnote Records – 2014
JC Stylles – Pensativa – Blakey Grease – American Showplace Music – 2014
Moutin Factory Quintet – A Busy Day – Lucky People – Plus Loin Music – 2013

3:00
Elio Villafranca  - Last Train To Paris – Caribbean Ting – Motema Music – 2014
Fred Hersch Trio – Let’s Cool One – Floating – Palmetto Records – 2014
Mike LeDonne – Put On a Happy Face – I Love Music – Savant Records – 2014
Theo Croker – Moody’s Mood for Love – AfroPhysicist – Sony Masterworks – 2014
Joshua Redman – Soul Dance – Trios Live – Nonesuch – 2014
Peter Brendler – Lawn Darts – Outside the Line – PosiTone Records – 2014
Rebecca Kilgore – Goldfinger – I Like Men – Arbors Records – 2014
Steve Kaldestad With The Mike LeDonne Trio – Warm Valley – Straight Up – Cellar Live Records – 2014
Steve Khan – Infant Eyes – Subtext(’14) – Tone Center – 2014

The Big Pay Dirt

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 .

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 howlingdick@gmail.com – he’ll thank you!

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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

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri June 27 & Tues July 1

Think of Horace Silver and the heart warms, the smile begins, even now. If he was one of the architects of post-bop jazz, there was soul in the architecture, church in the soul, and funk in the church, and what he brought to the music is still helping keep it alive. He died the other day at the age of 85, and this week’s Updoc—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday—plays some of his classic sides in tribute and fond memory. Speaking personally, in 1959 I was a kid who’d happened into jazz via Henry Mancini’s music for Peter Gunn and I didn’t know which end was up or where the center was. Then a cousin of mine I hardly knew said Listen to this, and it was Sister Sadie off the new Horace Silver record Blowin’ the Blues Away. In minutes I had the compass, a map I could begin to unfold, and a world I could get to know. For an additional boost the cousin played me Leeway. Lee Morgan and Art Blakey! I was ready to go. About midway, Updoc takes a break with some Fado because of Silver’s roots in the African-Portuguese Cape Verde Islands, then leaps to India, I’ll tell you why on the show, for the great Indian Singer Pandit Nasraj. Otherwise it’s classic Horace Silver Quintets, including the 1954 night at Birdland with Art Blakey and Clifford Brown; the music is as full of life as it ever was, and Sister Sadie is the first to testify, because.HoraceLarge