Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wednesday Soundings 10/7

Host - John Gaguine, sitting in for Mie, who has a new job (hurrah!) and may not be with us for awhile

Chris Taylor (piano) and his group - Children Need a Song to Sing (Taylor)

Susan Tedeschi - Little by Little (Junior Wells), It Hurt So Bad (Tom Hambridge, who writes a lot of songs for Tedeschi), Sweet Forgiveness (Iris DeMent)

Shauna Lee, vocals, and David L. Jones, piano, live from Ketchikan! - All of Me, Blue Skies (Irving Berlin), Since I Fell for You, Summertime (the Gershwins)
Ella Fitzgerald - Too Darn Hot (Cole Porter)

Billie Holiday (Lady Day) - Strange Fruit (about lynchings in the South), God Bless the Child (co-written by her), What a Little Moonlight Can Do

Big Brother and the Holding Company, featuring Janis Joplin - Turtle Blues (Joplin) ("I ain't the kind of woman/Who'd make your life a bed of ease/But if you just want to go out drinkin'/Won't you invite me along, please?"), Ball and Chain (Big Mama Thornton; Janis' performance of this at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival put her and Big Brother on the musical map)

Danny Moss (tenor sax)/Roy Williams (trombone) Quintet - Too Late Now
Danny Moss Quartet (same folks, no Williams) - I Should Care

Eva Cassidy - Fever (the great Peggy Lee song), Time After Time (the great Cyndi Lauper song, co-written by Lauper), You Take My Breath Away

Al Kooper (organ and vocals) and Steven Stills (guitar) - Season of the Witch (Donovan) - from the 1968 album Super Session, which also featured Kooper playing with Mike Bloomfield

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