Monday, May 21, 2012

A Season in Hell #89: Disco is Dead!

I know that Donna Summer and the Gibb fella died this past week, but I really just cannot find myself paying tribute to them on my show. It's not that I don't appreciate their music, it's more like, well, er, um...I don't really know how to end that.

Anyway, here we go. Lot's of new psychedelic pop and sludge in the first hour. The second hour will feature week 7 of 8 in my celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Grateful Dead's Europe 72 tour.

Tonight I feature just a taste of May 13th, 1972, as I really want to plunge deep into May 16th. WOW! The Truckin'->Other One is blistering. They rock it out, and then just get seriously lost in space during the Other One. The jam that comes out of space is worth the price of admission alone. I close out with some fine songs from May 18th.

Next Monday night is my last Europe 72 show. Whew, that was long and jammy.


Here's tonight's show.

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Do It: Rollins Band
Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings: Father John Misty

Concert Outlook

Authority Song (Swamp Version): The Owsley Brothers
Clementine: Neil Young & Crazy Horse
For Lack of a Better Face: The Strange Boys
El Club Del Cerdo Violeta: Los Negativos

Boat Trip: Sleepy Sun
The Truth Shall Set You Free: The Stevenson Ranch Davidians
If He Changed My Name: White Fence

Fisherman: Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi Family
I Call on One's Muse: Rob Jo Star Band

Next Time You See Me: Grateful Dead (05-13-72, Lille Fairgrounds, Lille, France
Truckin'->Drums->The Other One: Grateful Dead (05-16-72, Radio Luxembourg)

Sitting on Top of the World: Grateful Dead (05-18-72, Kongressaal Deutsches Museum, Munich, West Germany

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Season in Hell #88: Do the "Duck" Walk

What is it lately with all these great artists dying? First MCA, now Donald "Duck" Dunn, the great bassist of Booker T and the MGs, and the Blues Brother's Band. Growing up I loved his look, with the pipe hanging down as he pawed at that Fender bass, while he stood there still and cool. What a look. He's that groove of the Memphis soul sound. He will be missed.

In the first hour I supply some new and new-to-you sounds that you're sure to enjoy. I also feature a tribute to Duck Dunn by way of some live Blues Brother's from the closing of Winterland, 12-31-78, and some live Booker T and the MGs, also from SF in 1991.

The second our is all DEAD! Week six of eight of my Grateful Dead Europe 72 celebration. Tonight it was really hard to decide what to play. I've selected some first set charmers from May 10th, and an Other One jam from the same night. I've also "settled" upon a great Morning Dew from the next night, May 11th. I was going to go with the Dark Star from that night, but I had no time to do both the Other One and Dark Star. You'll just have to settle with that.

At the very end of the show you can hear me get all excited from watching Buster Posey hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 8th to take a 2-1 lead over Colorado. Ha!!!

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John Hell

Fertile Ground: Milk Music
Tell Me (What's On Your Mind): Allah-Las

I Don't Live Here Anymore: The Driftwood Singers
Harder Than It's Ever Been: Fergus & Geronimo
Right Hand Over My Heart: The Whigs

Right and Wrong: The Soft Pack
Crooked Crown: Soledad Brothers
I Burn Today: Frank Black

Soul Man: Blues Brothers Band (12-31-78, Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
B-Movie Boxcar Blues: Same as above
Flip, Flop and Fly: Same as above

Hip Hug Her: Booker T and the MGs (04-21-91, Live at Slims, San Francisco, CA)

Big Railroad Blues: Grateful Dead (05-10-72, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Tennessee Jed: Same as above

The Other One: Same as above

Morning Dew: Grateful Dead (05-11-72, Concertgebouw, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

A Season in Hell #87: MCA Meets Jerry Garcia

There are some moments in life when you really just have to ask yourself why? This is one of those moments. MCA of the Beastie Boys died last week of Salivary Gland cancer at the age of 47. WTF?!?!?

License to Ill came out when I was a junior in high school. I remember not liking it at first. I thought of the Beasties as a trip of whiny white boys. I also thought they were pretending to be from NYC, and that they were actually from Iowa, or somewhere very white bread. I was happy to be proven wrong. After a few listens the record (yes, an actual vinyl LP, kids) really grew on me. It was obvious that these three true to the early hiphop form. Paul's Boutique solidified my love and respect for the Beastie Boys. Oh those beautiful samples. Miles Davis loved that record. Chuck D of Public Enemy was quoted as saying that everyone in hiphop and rap at that time knew that Paul's Boutique was the BEST record of it's time. That's pretty good props.

Tonight I'll the first hour will feature some of my favorite Beastie Boys tracks throughout the years.

Hour two is week five of eight of my tribute to the Grateful Dead's Europe 72 tour. Tonight I've got an awesome Lovelight I want to share with you.

See the setlist below.

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RIP-MCA-Adam-Yauch: Mochipet
The Beast Gees: Beastie Boys vs. The Bee Gees by dj BC

So What'cha Want? A Whole Lotta Love!: Led Zeppelin vs Beastie Boys
High Plains Drifter: Beastie Boys (Paul's Boutique)
The Sounds of Science: Beastie Boys (Paul's Boutique)

Shadrach: Beastie Boys (Paul's Boutique)
Get it Together: Beastie Boys (w/ Q-Tip) (Ill Communication)
3 the Hard Way: Beastie Boys (To the 5 Boroughs)
Too Many Rappers: Beastie Boys (Hot Sauce Committee, pt 2)
I Want Some: Beastie Boys (Aglio e Olio)
Paul Revere: Beastie Boys (License to Ill)

Sure Shot: Beastie Boys (06-15-96, SF, CA Freedom for Tibet Concert)
So Watcha Want: same as above
MCA Drops Knowledge: same as above
Better Days: same as above

Bertha: Grateful Dead (05/03/72 L'Olympia Theater, Paris, France)
Playin' in the Band (same as above)

Deal: Grateful Dead (05/04/72 L'Olympia Theater, Paris, France)
It Hurts Me Too (same as above)

Lovelight->Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad->Not Fade Away (05/07/72 Bickershaw Festival, North Wigam, Great Britain

Monday, May 07, 2012

Doin' it to Death on KFJC


It's James Brown's birthday again, which can only mean one thing: Doin' it to Death, the 6th annual James Brown birthday Mayhem special on KFJC.

I spent nine glorious years at the Fine 89. I always said if I won the lottery I would just spend the rest of my life there.

I'm lucky enough to come back at least once a year for the James Brown special. I'm doubly lucky that I get the Star Time slot this year, 6-10PM. There's too much music to play. 

Unless otherwise indicate the artist is all James Brown.

Here are the links to my four hour set. They're up for the next two weeks.
Hour one.
Hour two.
Hour three.
Hour four.

Enjoy. I know you will.

Licking Stick - Licking Stick
The Boss
Stone Fox

Mama Feelgood: Lyn Collins
Shake it Baby: Maceo and the Kings Men
I Know You got Soul: Bobby Byrd
The JB's: My Brother (pts. 1 & 2)

Brother Rap - Live in Cincinnati, OH 10-14-69
Aint it Funky Now? 10-14-69
Georgia on my Mind 10-14-69
Stomp your Feet 10-14-69
Whole Lotta Sex Machine: James Brown vs. Led Zeppelin

James Brown: Nancy Dupree
Lesson 2: Steinski
I Feel Good 1975

Please Please Please 1975
Give it up, Turn it Loose
Good Rocking Tonight
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (instrumental)
Night Train

Santa Claus is Here to Stay
Choo Choo (Locomotion)

Cold Sweat: Live in Dallas 08-26-68

Pass the Peas (live 1972)
In the Middle 1&2
Sexy Kiss Machine (DMC Remix): Prince vs. James Brown
Slaughter's Theme

Greedy Man
Turn On The Heat and Build Some Fire
This is a Man's World->Got The Feeling (live at Studio 54 1981)
It's a New Day (Slynk Remix)

For Once in My Life
Please Please Please: Soul Survivors

I Never Can Say Goodbye

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

A Season in Hell #86: James Brown meets the Grateful Dead

May 3rd is James Brown's birthday, so in celebration of the Godfather of Soul, I'm dedicating the first hour to him and music inspired by him. Also, this Thursday, May 3rd I'll be celebrating his birthday by partaking in the 6th annual Doin' It To Death, 30 hour James Brown marathon on KFJC. I'm on 6-10pm that night. Tune in.

The second hour tonight features week 4 of 8 of my Grateful Dead 40th anniversary celebration of Europe 72. Tonight I'm mostly featuring outtakes from the April 26, 1972 Hundred Year Hall show. Also, I've got a blistering China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider from April 29th I want to share with you all.

Time to get funky and jam out.

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Fight Against Drug Abuse: James Brown

Sexy Kiss Machine (DMC Remix): Prince vs. James Brown
James Brown: Nancy Dupree

Since You've Been Gone: James Brown
The Boss: James Brown

Whole Lotta Sex Machine: James Brown vs Led Zeppelin vs RUN DMC & Aerosmith
It's A New Day (Slynk Remix): James Brown
Lickin' Stick - Lickin' Stick: James Brown
I Feel Good 75: James Brown

Down Home Girl: The Coasters
Across 110th Street: Bobby Womack
Two Fools: Francine King

My Automobile: Parliament

Loser: Grateful Dead 04/26/72 Jahrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, West Germany
Beat it on Down the Line: Grateful Dead 04/26/72 Jahrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, West Germany
You Win Again: Grateful Dead 04/26/72 Jahrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, West Germany

Good Lovin': Grateful Dead 04/26/72 Jahrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, West Germany
Dire Wolf: Grateful Dead 04/26/72 Jahrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, West Germany
El Paso: Grateful Dead 04/26/72 Jahrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, West Germany

China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider: Grateful Dead 04/29/72 Musikhalle, Hamburg, West Germany

Greatest Story Ever Told: Grateful Dead 04/26/72 Jahrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, West Germany