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Way in the Hee Hi Hoo
July 23, 2014 12:32 PM PDT
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When Jon Duncan says a record is the best Ukulele record just buy it.
Then it turns into the biggest radio cop-out of all time, but my motive here is to get folks to hear the album in it's entirety, and then BUY it. This is the complete work of Papa Lemon Nash as it is available today. There are six songs on an out-of-print CD out there (I will find it)as well...and another three hours in the vaults at Arhoolie. We need to be for these because this is GOLD.
Papa Lemon Nash was an entertainer who started his career in the 1920's. He played banjo, guitar, and most importantly for us here, the Ukulele. His venue was variable, from the back of cars to medicine show tents, street corners and red-light dance halls, and it is all here recollected in the recordings made between '56 and '61 by Richard Allen and Harry Oster.
I apologize for bringing you a show with such a narrow scope, but I really want you to hear this.
It is the best thing I have heard in a long time.
Bowleg Rooster, Duckleg Hen
Nobody Knows the Troubles I’ve Seen
Grave Digger Blues
• Spoken Excerpts titled “We Played Anywhere”
Big Rock Candy Mountain
• Spoken Excerpts titled “$25 Dollars a Night”

Nobody Knows You When You are Down and Out
• Spoken Excerpt titled “Barrelhouse”
Trouble With The Man
Papa Lemon’s Blues
• Spoken Excerpts titled “The Battlefield”
Please Give Me Black and Brown

• Spoken Excerpt titled “What Was a Medicine Show Like?”
Bourbon Street Parade
• Spoken Excerpt titled “Rabbit Brown”
Let The Good Times Roll
Brownskin Come and Go with Me
• Spoken Excerpt titled “Spano’s and Fox”
I’m Blue Every Monday

Anybody Seen My Kitty?
• Spoken Excerpt titled “Serenading with Frank Wagner”
Way in the Hee Hi Hoo
Those Drafting Blues
• Spoken Excerpt titled “The Jiggler Vein and the Raincoat”
What a Friend We Have In Jesus

As always- Enjoy

Ooh my soul...
July 18, 2014 12:51 PM PDT
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On a serious R&B bender lately, so you fine folks are getting more of that.
Lover Please- Clyde McPhatter
Watch My Signals- Bull Moose Jackson
Blow Your Top- Rodney Harris
Sexy Ways- The Midnighters
I’m Your Rockin’ Man- Herman Manzy & Orchestra
Jump For Joy- Big Joe Turner
She Can Dance- Chris Kenner
Holy Smoke Baby- The Cadillacs
Ooh My Soul- Don Covay
Baby You Can Get Your Gun- Earl King
A.B.C.’s Part one and two- Smilin’ Joe
Little Sally Walker- Don and Dewey
Do Baby Do- Ernest Kador
I Thought I Told You Not To Tell Them- Marie Knight
Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean (live)- Ruth Brown
Maybe- The Queenettes
The Deacon Moves In- Little Esther and the Dominoes
So Hi, So Low- LaVerne Baker
Crazy With You- Jeanette Baker
So In Love With You- Henry Clement
Lost Without You- Clarence “Frogman” Henry
Betty Jane- Max Bailey
Come Dance With Rudy- Monroe Chapman and the Bob Fenville Orchestra

As always- Enjoy!

Get it when I want it...
July 10, 2014 03:00 PM PDT
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Ever wake up feeling like listening to Candi Staton all day? Well I do- and you will too after listening to her.
I’d Rather Be An Old Man’s Sweetheart (Than To Be A Young Man’s Fool)
He Called Me Baby
Get It When I Want It
In Name Only
Do Your Duty
Sure as Sin
Heart On A String
The Best Thing You Ever Had
Another Man’s Woman, Another Woman’s Man
Stand By Your Man
That’s How Strong My Love Is
You Don’t Have Very Far To Go
When Hearts Grow Cold
Someone You Use
Freedom is Beyond the Door
Too Hurt To Cry
I’m Just a Prisoner (Of Your Good Loving)
To Hear You Say You’re Mine

As always- Enjoy

Here I stand.
July 03, 2014 09:10 AM PDT
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Felt like some SKA this morning, so that is what ya get!
Here I stand- Justin Hinds and the Dominoes
Never Come Running Back To You- Pioneers
Darling Patricia- Owen Grey
So Long- Lester Sterling
I Need You- Ethiopians
Hush- Stranger and Ken
Telling Me Lies -Techniques
You’re Too Bad- Jackie Opel
Just Too Hold Your Hand- Eric “Monty” Morris
Jeserene- Desmond Dekker
Say What You Want To Say- Ossie and the Mockingbirds
True Confessions- The Silvertones
Get On The Ball- Basil Gabbidon
Vacation- The Melodites
Give To Get- Shenley Duffus
Never You Change- Maytals
Love Your Company- Andy and Joey
Wallflower- Derrick Morgan
My Darling- Eddie Perkins
Bad Bad Woman- Errol Dixon and his Backbeats
Soon You’ll Be Gone- Blues Busters

As always- Enjoy

Run Joe.
July 03, 2014 07:16 AM PDT
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Little R&B this week with very little rhyme or reason. Just like these old songs.

Drinkin’ Fool- Big John Greer
I’m Gonna Get You- Nappy Brown
Snorin’ – Little Jimmy and the Sparrows
Rocket 88- Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats
I’ve Got a Crazy Baby- Dr. Jo Jo Adams
Whipper Snapper- Lavern Baker
She Knocks Me Out- Harold Burrage
Run Joe- Louis Jordan
Same Old Thrill- Terry Timmons
Getting’ High- The Flairs
Country Boy- Clarence “Frogman” Henry
Jungle Hop- Don and Dewey
Central Avenue Breakdown- Frank “Floorshow” Culley
Tell Me Pretty Baby- Screamin’ Joe Neal
Git To Gittin’ Pee Wee Crayton
Lovin’ Machine- Wynonie Harris
Hatchet Man- The Robins
Fishbait- Warren Lucky
Reet Petite- Jackie Wilson
Ain’t Gonna Tell- Dessa Ray
Lawd Lawd Lawd- The Ebonaires
Tossin and Turnin- Dee Dee Sharp
As always- Enjoy

Love me forever
June 20, 2014 11:49 PM PDT
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Little Rocksteady for you fine folks with a twist. This week is my y'all get love songs.
My wife is the last one to listen to this I am sure, but this is what I you my dear.
My Woman’s Love- Slim Smith
My Dear Lover- Derrick and George
Attractive Girl- The Termites
Somebody’s Baby- Pat Kelly
Shocking Love- The Federals
The Search Is Over- Ken Parker
Moonlight Lover- Joya Landis
Won’t You Come Home- Ken Boothe and Delroy Wilson
Sugar Sugar- Doreen Scheafer
Buy You A Rainbow- The Emotions
I’ll Be True To You-Gaylads
Gimme a Little Loving- The Pioneers
Send Request- The Viceroys
Queen Majesty- The Techniques
It Took A Miracle- The Melodians
We are in The Mood- The Heptones
Sweets for my Sweet- Bobby Aitken and the Carribeats
Please be True- Anthony Ellis
I’ll Be Around- Kingstonians
Love Me Forever- The Mighty Vikings

as always- enjoy.

The Champion
June 11, 2014 11:33 AM PDT
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Summer is in full swing here in the ' is REGGAE TIME
Skinheads Don’t Fear- Hot Rod All-Stars
DJ’s Choice- Winston Williams
Last Flight To Reggae City- Stranger and Gladdy
Hurry Come Up- The Intruders
Bees Knees- Dandy and the Brother Dan All-Stars
Black Milk- Rico Rodriguez
A Place Called Happy- Rudy Mills
Caranapo- The Pioneers
Ease Up- Bleechers
Yesterday- Ken Parker
Hold Down- Kingstonians
Problems- Desmond Dekker and the Aces
Champion- The GG All Stars
Never Let Me Go- Joe White
The Worm- Lloyd Robinson
Smile (My Baby) – The Tennors
Cold Up- The Maytones
Nine Pound- Heptones
Don’t Let Me Suffer- Gregory Isaacs
The Whip- Ethiopians
Bumper To Bumper- Eric Barnett

As always- Enjoy

Don't get trouble in your mind
June 04, 2014 07:31 PM PDT
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Felt like some Carolina Chocolate Drops today, so that is what we have here. Can't wait to see them with their new line-up.
Ricketts Hornpipe (live)
I Shall Not Be Moved (Live with Joe Thompson)
Trouble In Your Mind
Cornbread and Butter Beans
Sandy Boys
Goin Down The Road Feelin Bad (Live with Joe Thompson)
John Henry (Live with Joe Thompson)
Little Sadie
West End Blues
Run Mountain
Salty Dog
Dona Got a Ramblin’ Mind
Ol’ Corn Likker
No Man’s Mama
Hit ‘Em Up Style
Real Old Mountain Dew
Snowden’s Jig (Genuine Negro Jig)

As always- Enjoy