Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday Soundings 10/2

Host - John Gaguine

Karrin Allyson - Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (James Taylor), Mind on My Man (Carly Simon), The Right Thing to Do (same) - all from her great 2004 CD Wild for You, jazz versions of pop tunes that she grew up with

John Lee Hooker - Baby Lee (Hooker/James Bracken), Dimples (same), Chill Out (Things Gonna Change) (Hooker/Carlos Santana/Chester Thompson) - all from his great 1998 CD Best of Friends, featuring lots of guest artists

Stan Getz, tenor sax - Tour's End (Getz, 1957, with Oscar Peterson, piano, Herb Ellis, guitar, and Ray Brown, bass); A Ballad (Gerry Mulligan, 1957, with Mulligan, baritone sax, Lou Levy, piano, Brown, bass, and Stan Levey, drums)

Irma Thomas - A Woman Left Lonely (Dan Penn/Spooner Oldham)
Janis Joplin and the Full Tilt Boogie Band - A Woman Left Lonely, Half Moon

Irma Thomas - Walk Around Heaven All Day, Just a Little While to Stay Here - both from her 1994 CD Walk Around Heaven: New Orleans Gospel Soul

Karrin Allyson - Everybody's Cryin' Mercy (Mose Allison), How Long Has This Been Going On? (George and Ira Gershwin), Love Me Like a Man (previously recorded by Bonnie Raitt) - all from another great Allyson CD, 2002's In Blue

Art Hodes, piano, featuring Volly DeFaut, clarinet - Struttin' with Some Barbecue, Panama Rag

Cook County Blues Band - Make Love (Willie Dixon), The Sky Is Crying (Elmore James) - from the CD of a 1997 benefit concert for KTOO, put on by Sister Grace

WAR - Gypsy Man (WAR) - from the 1973 Watts Jazz Festival

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