Cahl’s Jukebox, 5-25-14

May 25, 2014

Today’s mix: 1) The Coasters: “Shopping for Clothes” 2) The Treniers: “Good Rockin’ Tonight” 3) Roy Brown: “Mighty Mighty Man” 4) Ruth Brown: “Daddy Daddy” 5) Annisteen Allen: “Fujiyama Mama” 6) Wynonie Harris: “Bad News Baby” 7) Amos Milburn: “Thinking and Drinking” 8) Pee Wee Crayton: “Blues After Hours” 9) The 5 Royals: “Baby Don’t […]

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Frank Lacy and the Smalls Legacy Band: ‘Live at Smalls’

May 24, 2014

A couple of weeks ago while in New Orleans for jazz fest I bounced from stage to stage and club to club listening to some of the best trombonists in the world. They were amazing, particularly the ones in the many brass bands I heard. Many times, I found myself thinking how cool it would […]

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Cahl’s Jukebox, 5-24-14

May 24, 2014

Saturday morning jazz: 1) Johnny Hodges: “A Flower is a Lovesome Thing” 2) Oliver Nelson: “Passion Flower” 3) Ahmad Jamal Trio: “Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year” 4) Jimmy Ponder: “A Tribute to a Rose” 5) Kenny Burrell: “Soul Lament” 6) Wynton Marsalis Quintet and Richard Galliano: “La Vie en Rose” 7) Kenny […]

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Cahl’s Jukebox, 5-23-14

May 23, 2014

Friday night blues: 1) Byther Smith: “I Wish My Mother Was Here” 2) Dwight Edwards: “So Many Tears” 3) Sonny Lowe: “Red is Making Me Blue” 4) J.B. Hutto:”Soul Lover” 5) Jimmy Walker and Erwin Helfer: “Goin’ Back to Texas” 6) Guitar Shorty: “Get Busy” 7) Boo Boo Davis: “Why Ya Wanna Do It” 8) […]

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Hello Saferide: Introducing … Hello Saferide

May 23, 2014

I’m really sorry it’s taken me almost a decade after the release of Annika Norlin’s “Introducing … Hello Saferide” to find the album, particularly the song “My Best Friend.” The music’s sweet and catchy. The lyrics are like a diary of an everywoman’s most personal thoughts. Oh, and they’re wickedly funny at times. It’s alsmost […]

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Cahl’s Jukebox, 5-22-14

May 22, 2014

Today’s mix: 1) Drive-By Truckers: “Bulldozers and Dirt” 2) Billy Bragg: “Handyman Blues” 3) John Fullbright: “Daydreamer” 4) Sons of Fathers: “The Country” 5) Steve Earle: “Waitin’ on the Sky” 6) Cat Power: “Willie” 7) Sarah Borges: “Mind on Me” 8) Holly Palmer: “Different Languages” 9) Volebeats: “Everytime” 10) Centro-Matic: “Mercedes Blast”

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Chicago Blues Festival preview: Dorothy Moore

May 21, 2014

I suspect that Dorothy Moore’s performance at the Chicago Blues Festival in a few weeks will be one of the highlights of the weekend. Mostly, like almost everyone else, I’m looking forward to hearing her sing “Misty Blue,” which I think is one of the great soul songs ever recorded. I’m also partial to “The […]

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Cahl’s Jukebox, 5-21-14

May 21, 2014

Today’s mix: 1) The Jam: “And Your Bird Can Sing” 2) The Mary Janes: “She Flies Away” 3) Rory Gallagher: “At the Bottom” 4) The V-Roys: “Fade Away 5) Leon Russell: “Shootout at the Plantation” 6) Scott Miller & The Commonwealth: “Eight Miles Per Gallon” 7) Gina Sicilia: “Crazy ’bout You baby” 8) Corinne West […]

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Time to plan a trip

May 20, 2014

It’s been 40 years this month since I last visited Paris. And nothing puts me in the mood for a trip to France like listening to Francis Lemarque and drinking some wine on a beautiful spring evening. Time to start planning next summer’s vacation.

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Cahl’s Jukebox, 5-20-14

May 20, 2014

Tuesday morning blues: 1) Kenny Neal: “Tell Me Why” 2) Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson: “Woman Don’t Lie” 3) Lester Davenport: “Slow Down Baby” 4) Johnny Moore: “Misery” 5) Gatemouth Moore: “Goin’ Down Slow” 6) Willie Kent: “Can’t Get No Grindin’” 7) Lurrie Bell: “Way Down in the Hole” 8) Sammy Price: “Trouble Blues” 9) John […]

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Ruby Boots: Ruby Boots

May 19, 2014

I decided to check out Ruby Boots because I saw she toured with The Stray Sisters, Donna Simpson and Vikki Thorn of The Waifs. I’m glad I did. There’s a wistful twang in Ruby Boots’ voice as she sings “Solitude,” a song from her new self-titled EP. Still, it exudes confidence, almost giddiness, as she […]

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