What a man.
And what a show I have for you tonight. (great segue, huh?) I start out with a tribute to the man. Some Nina Simone, followed by Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln. Try not to shed a tear, OK? I then follow it up with some pre-punk that I had left over from last week. Check out that last set, with Billy Holiday into T Rex!!!
This Thursday night at The Chapel on Valencia is the triumphant return of Wooden Shjips. For any longtime listener to my show, you're no doubt aware of my love for this SF psychedelic quartet. This is going to be a real treat, as they rarely appear to, well, um, appear anywhere local. Tickets may still be available. Get to this show!
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A Season in Hell with John Hell
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Why (Is the King of Love Dead?): Nina Simone
Freedom Day: Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln
Early in the Morning: Ray Charles
Pretty-Eyed Baby: Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie
Step Right Up: Tom Waits
Lady Day and John Coltrane: Gil Scott-Heron
Impressions: John Coltrane
Fire Waltz: Eric Dolphy
Softly As A Morning Sunrise: Modern Jazz Quartet
Love Minus Zero/No Limit: Bob Dylan
Colors: Wooden Shjips
Love Comes In Spurts: Richard Hell and the Voidoids
Ladies in Waiting: Kiss
TV Party: Black Flag
Dig Lazarus, Dig: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
In And Out of Grace: Mudhoney
Notes and Chords Mean Nothing To Me: Redd Cross
Saeta: Miles Davis
Gloomy Sunday: Billy Holiday
Children of the Revolution: T Rex
Everybody Loves Somebody: Dean Martin