Reader's Notes - The Electric Highway

Here's a feature from the past week about my music history lecture at WDNA's Jazz Gallery.  It went very well, but my attempts to record audio on the scene did not, so I have only the slideshow materials but not my largely improvised (but informational) talk.

"Hop on the Electric Highway with WDNA"

Playlist - Sunday Time Warp - 5/2/15

Song, Artist, Album

Cars Trucks Buses, Phish, Billy Breathes
Shofukan, Snarky Puppy, We Like It Here
Born Ugly, Brand X, Unorthodox Behavior
Dark Prince, Trio of Doom, Trio of Doom
Hejira, Joni Mitchell, Hejira
Joy, Wayne Shorter, Odyssey of Iska
Spank-A-Lee, Herbie Hancock, Thrust
Tomorrow Night, BB King, Reflections
The Thrill Is Gone, BB King, Martin Scorcese Presents The Blues
Saturday Night Fish Fry, BB King, Let The Good Times Roll
Little by Little, Susan Tedeschi, Just Won't Burn
Honey Bop, Wanda Jackson, Rockin' With Wanda
Don't Take Everybody To Be Your Friend, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Up Above My Head
Blue Prelude, Jorma Kaukonen and Tom Hobson, Quah
Dr Beauchef Penguin Dentist, Kneebody, Low Electrical Worker
Rhinocerize, The Apples, Fly On It
Goo Goo Wah Wah, Wah Wah Watson, Elementary
Vendetta, Calibro 35, Traditori di Tutti


Playlist - Sunday Time Warp - 3/15/15

Song, Artist, Album

Black Satin, Miles Davis, On The Corner
Swiss Cheese D, Ben Allison, The Stars Look Very Different Today
Super Nova, Wayne Shorter, Super Nova
Johnny Utah, The Kandinsky Effect, Synesthesia
Surucucu, Weather Report, Live in Tokoyo

Blood Count, Vijay Iyer Trio, Break Stuff
Light Work, Reggie Quinerly, Invictus
You Can't Stop Us Now, Marc Cary, Rhodes Ahead, Vol 2
November, Jackie Terrasson, Take This

Mo Onions, Booker T and the MGs, The Very Best Of
Next Door To The Blues, Etta James, Her Best
Let's Have A Little Talk, Luther Allison, Luther's Blues
Green Onions, Booker T and the MG's, The Very Best Of
The Feeling That Music Brings, Susan Tedeschi, Wait For Me

It's A New Day, Skull Snaps, Skull Snaps
Some Skunk Funk, Billy Cobham, A Funky Thide of Sings
Hap'nin’, Bernard Purdie, Lialeh: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
What Is Hip?, Tower of Power, Tower of Power


Playlist - Sunday Time Warp - 3/8/15

Song, Album, Artist

Little Wing, Lew Soloff, Little Wing

Captain Jon, Ingrid Jensen, At Sea
Decisive Steps, Tia Fuller, Decisive Steps
Next Time Forever, Cindy Blackman, Code Red

Glass Bead Games, Jeremy Pelt, Tales Musings and Other Reveries
Take Five (Take One), Jacky Terrasson, Take This
Count Chockulus, DRKWAV, The Purge

Hello San Francisco, Buddy Guy, The Very Best Of
Sweet Home Chicago, Magic Sam Blues Band, West Side Soul
Can't Hold Out Much Longer, Little Walter, His Best
Diamonds At Your Feet, Muddy Waters, His Best - 1956 to 1964
Stormy Monday Blues, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Greatest Hits Volume One - The Duke Recordings
Built For Comfort, Howling Wolf, His Best

Xtraordinary, Marcus Miller, Afrodeezia
Old School Jam, Kevin Eubanks & Stanley Jordan, Duets
Big Foot (With Intro), Eric Johnson and Mike Stern, Eclectic

Playlist - Sunday Time Warp - 3/1/15

Song, Album, Artist

Sco-Mule, Gov't Mule and John Scofield, Sco-Mule

Revelation, Cyrus Chestnut Trio, Revelation
Happiness, Eric Reed, Happiness
Searching For The Blues, Marcus Roberts Trio, From Rags To Rhythm

Dapper Dan, Dr. Lonnie Smith, The Healer
Coconut Boogaloo, Medeski Martin and Wood, Combustication
Watermelon Man, Herbie Hancock, Head Hunters
Scars, DRKWAV, The Purge

My Blues Is Funky, Charles Earland, If Only For One Night
Blues Two Views, Ira Sullivan & Stu Katz, A Family Affair
Blue Juice, Jimmy McGriff, Greatest Hits (Blue Note)
Blues After All, Jimmy Smith, Blue Note Jazz Profile No. 14

End Of A Sun, Shaolin Astronauts, Quest Under Capricorn
Dorthaan's Walk, Rashaan Roland Kirk, Boogie Woogie String Along For Real
We Free Kings, Rashaan Roland Kirk , We Free Kings
And Shadow Saw The Gods, Club d'Elf, Now I Understand

Playlist - Sunday Time Warp - 2/22/15

Song, Album, Artist

John McLaughlin, Miles Davis, Bitches Brew
Gazzeloni, DRKWAV, The Purge
Country and Eastern Music, Jan Hammer and Jerry Goodman, Like Children
Lowell, Kneebody, The Line

Paper Money, Corduroy, Very Yeah
Chase Me, Hexstatic, Master-View
Canteloupe Island, Hugh Masekela, The Lasting Impression of Ooga Booga
Shemeeans Kuti, DRKWAV, The Purge

Ball and Chain, Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company, Live at the Carousel Ballroom
Back Home Blues, Ira Sullivan and the Chicago Jazz Quintet, Bird Lives!
Mumbles, Oscar Peterson Trio with Clark Terry, Oscar Peterson Trio + One
Greazy Blues, Clark Terry, Shades of Blues

Stormy Weather, The Dorsey Brothers with Ethel Waters, Harlem Lullabyes
Autumn Leaves, Bob Dylan, Shadows in the Night
Some Enchanted Evening, Frank Sinatra, The Best of the Columbia Years
Some Enchanted Evening, Bob Dylan, Shadows in the Night
Frank Sinatra, Cake, Fashion Nugget

Also Sprach Zarathrusta, Phish, Recorded Live in Miami - 1/2/2015


Video Jukebox - Carmen Lundy

For this weekend's upcoming Third Anniversary show on the Sunday Time Warp, our featured artist on Segment3 (2:06 to 2:30 pm) will be composer and singer Carmen Lundy, who'll be talking about her latest release, Soul to Soul.  While you wait -- and while I edit -- enjoy this collection of Lundy's great work from over the years, as well as the electronic press kit for Soul to Soul.

Carmen Lundy


Russell Banks - Authors@Google

On this Friday's Passing Notes, we'll catch up with the eminent author Russell Banks and talk about his latest collection of stories, A Permanent Member of the Family.  In the meantime, here's an excellent hour of video with Banks from his talk at Google headquarters, this time around about his novel The Lost Memory of Skin.


Sunday Time Warp - Third Anniversary Show

This weekend will mark (more or less) my third full year programming music for the Sunday Time Warp program on WDNA in Miami.  I feel pretty good about the mix of music on the show -- not just jazz, blues, and funk, but the hip hop and EDM that occasionally makes its way into the general flow, as well as the artist feature "Segment 3," which has been on hiatus for the winter.  It all returns in full this Sunday, with lots of new music.  So far so good, and if we can make it to five years, Henshaw has agreed to start planning a concert with as many friends of the show as we can manage!  For now, tune in this weekend for new Rudresh Mahanthappa, DRKWAV, and Bob Dylan singing his best Frank Sinatra.