From The Archive May 2, 2021 – Plain Meanness – “Pipeline”

Thanks Marty, this week on From The Archives we’ve got another song from Blue Monday.

If there was ever a band you could call eclectic it’s Plain Meanness. They play more variety in one set than you are likely to hear at an entire festival. I recorded them at KASU Blue Monday in Paragould, Arkansas, on October 17, 2011 and they tore it up. Every style, every genre, from Al Green to Dylan to The Ventures.

Playing that night were Patrick Dailey, guitar; Corey Emerson, trombone; Derek Doyle, bass; and Greg Arnold, drums. All local musicians well known in the community. I will be featuring more of their music on Something Blue but for today I picked “Pipeline”, a guitar instrumental classic from the sixties. Just listen to Patrick Dailey nail it.
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Elegant

Something Blue – Elegant – May 1, 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Jerry Joseph and Oteil and Friends. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.

Oteil and Friends Live at North Beach Bandshell on 2021-04-23
archive.org/details/oteil2021-04-23.spyder9.flac16

Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons Live at Sweetwater Music Hall on 2018-12-21
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From The Archive April 25, 2021 – Blind Mississippi Morris – “You Know I Like That”

Thanks Marty, this week on From The Archives we got the real blues.

Blind Mississippi Morris came from a musical family, cousin to Willie Dixon and also cousin to Robert and Mary Diggs who led the Memphis Sheiks. Bluzharp magazine named him as one of the 10 best harmonic players in the world.

So I was lucky to be able to record him at a KASU Blue Monday held in Paragould, Arkansas, on May 16, 2011. He was joined by his regular accompanist, Brad Webb on guitar and kick drum. And that’s our Arkansas tie for Blind Mississippi Morris. Born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, he made Memphis his home, both across the river from Arkansas. But he would still come to Arkansas to play and I will never forget his performance at Blue Monday ten years ago.

Here’s Blind Mississippi Morris now singing “You Know I Like That”.
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Muffin

Something Blue – Muffin – April 24, 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring The Hanging Chads, NJHB, and Vertigo Jazz Project. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.

Vertigo Jazz Project Live at Double Door Inn on 2009-05-22
archive.org/details/vertjazz2009-05-22.flacf16

Hanging Chads Live at Sheraton Hotel Deck Party on 2006-09-15
archive.org/details/chads2006-09-15.flac16

NJHB Live at HairyLarryLand on 2018-07-28
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From The Archive April 18, 2021 – NJHB – “Malaysia”

Thanks Marty, this week on From The Archives I picked a song from one of my favorite NJHB albums, “Stinger”.

Chris “Stinger” Stevens was a guest star at New Jazz In Jonesboro held in downtown Jonesboro at TheArts@311 on April 6, 2013. Chris is a very versatile guitarist who plays everything from The Beatles to Santana as well as blues and jazz so he was a perfect fit as a guest guitarist for NJHB joining our regular guitarist Mike “Ziff” Lovell.

We played an exceptional set with lots of soaring guitars but unfortunately with no horns or bass. So I did audio post production on what we had and wrote an overdub script for bass and sax. Corey Emerson came to HairyLarryLand and put down the bass parts and then Cody Ballard visited later and played the sax. Both of these guys are such fine musicians that everything was first take.

Also on the album, recorded during the live show, are Carl Abraham on drums and I’m on piano. Here we are now doing a song I wrote called “Malaysia”.
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Hide

Something Blue – Hide – April 17, 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring The Beau Sasser Trio, The Mudcats, and the Benevento Russo Duo. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.

Benevento/Russo Live at Relix Studio on 2021-03-29
archive.org/details/duo2021-03-29

Beau Sasser Trio Live at The Main Pub on 2021-04-03
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The Mudcats – Blues Fest House Band
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From The Archive April 11, 2021 – The Mudcats – “Guitar Blues”

Thanks Marty, this week on From The Archives we’re featuring some blues recorded at Blues Fest.

The Mudcats were the Blues Fest House Band. We had a band call in sick so I gathered some musicians from the audience and told everyone we were The Mudcats. After hosting the jam set and filling in again people started asking when The Mudcats were going to play. So we ended up on the schedule.

The core group was George Hinds, bass; Randy Gambill, drums, and I was on guitar. We always had guests and on September 2, 2007, we had Scott Mathis on lead guitar. Which was appropriate because the song we’re going to hear is “Guitar Blues”.

Now here are The Mudcats playing a song I wrote called “Guitar Blues”.
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Night

Something Blue – Night – April 10, 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Erroll Garner, Caprice, Greg Skaff, and Matana Roberts. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.

Erroll Garner – The Complete Concert By The Sea
www.errollgarner.com/

Greg Skaff – Polaris
gregskaff.com/

Matana Roberts – The Chicago Project

Matana Roberts

Caprice – From Dawn Til Dusk
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From The Archive April 4, 2021 – Caprice – “Papa Samba”

Thanks Marty, this week on From The Archives we’re featuring more jazz recorded right here in Jonesboro.

Caprice was a student band at ASU and I had been recording their recitals. When they decided to record an album they asked me and I was very excited to record these great songwriters and musicians. After all the work they had put into developing their band sound it was important to me to get their songs down before Tim Moore and Brandon Moore left ASU to continue their jazz education at North Texas State.

Playing in Caprice were Tim Moore, piano; Brandon Moore, sax; Alex Ditto, guitar; Matt Bounds, bass; and Addison Boling, drums.

Here they are now playing a Brandon Moore composition, “Papa Samba”.
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Currents

Something Blue – Currents – April 3, 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Jazz Alliance, Richard Andersson, and SFJAZZ Collective. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.

SFJazz Collective – The Music Of Joe Henderson
www.sfjazz.org/shop/cds-dvds/sfjazz-collective-cd-live-at-sfjazz-center-2014/

Richard Andersson Sustainable Quartet – Please Recycle
richardandersson.bandcamp.com/album/please-recycle

Jazz Alliance – Partly Cloudy
archive.org/details/partly_cloudy
hairylarryland.com
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