From The Archive July 18, 2021 – NJHB – “Circular Logic”

Thanks Marty. This week on From the Archives of Something Blue we’re hearing some new jazz recorded at HairyLarryLand in 2012.

In the fall of 2012 I talked to Carl Abraham about adding a monthly jazz night to the schedule at TheArts@311. I called the concerts New Jazz In Jonesboro because we were going to play all original charts. Before our first show in January of 2013, over Christmas break, I brought NJHB to the HairyLarryLand Studio where we ran through some material and recorded our first album, “Circular Logic”.

Playing at the session were Mike Lovell – guitar, Garrett Tyler – drums, Matt Jackson – bass, Hairy Larry – piano, Cody Ballard – tenor sax, and Joseph Curtis – trumpet, all ASU students or former ASU students active in the ASU jazz program.

This album was the only NJHB studio album, since then all of the albums have been recorded live. But we recorded it just like a live album doing one take of each song and recording to stereo.

NJHB songs are not designed for radio with most tracks running about twenty minutes. So I’m going to play a radio mix for Arkansas Roots with a fade at the end of the bass solo. Visit the NJHB website at njhb.org to hear “Circular Logic” and other albums.

Here we are now, NJHB, playing the title track from our first album “Circular Logic”.

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And that’s NJHB playing “Circular Logic” recorded at my HairyLarryLand Studio on December 29, 2012.

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Dave Holland, Kenny Garrett, and Elephant 9. 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.

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Mobile

Something Blue – Mobile – July 17, 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring The Salty Dogs, CBDB, and Mike Guldin. 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.

CBDB Live at Barrelhouse South on 2021-07-09
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Mike Guldin and Rollin’ and Tumblin’ Live at Brother Kershner Brewing Co on 2021-07-09

The Salty Dogs at Bluesday Tuesday in Newport, Arkansas, on March 12, 2013
www.thesaltydogs.net/
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From The Archive July 11, 2021 – The Salty Dogs – “Starting Now”

Thanks Marty. This week on From the Archives of Something Blue we’re hearing some great country blues from KASU Bluesday Tuesday.

Like so many Arkansas musicians I met Brad Williams through Delta Boogie promoting The Salty Dogs on the web and playing their music on Something Blue. I recommended them to Mike Doyle who was booking Bluesday Tuesday at the time and I was glad when the stars aligned and I got to hear them live at the Newport Country Club on March 12, 2013.

The Salty Dogs are from Little Rock. Also playing in the band are Bart Angel, Brent LaBeau, Nick Devlin all living in Arkansas with deep Arkansas roots except Nick Devlin, the lead guitarist is from Edinburgh, Scotland. Where he got his Arkansas roots, I don’t know, but you can hear them in his music.

The Salty Dogs are different than most country bands. They play country, blues, and gospel music and their country originals sound like old school standards. And yet somehow they bring a new music feel to their shows.

Here they are now, The Salty Dogs, singing one they wrote “Starting Now”.
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Sad

Something Blue – Sad – July 10, 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Perpetual Groove, Tedeschi Trucks, and Charlotte Taylor. 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.

Perpetual Groove Live at Western North Carolina Agricultural Center – AsheJam on 2021-06-26
archive.org/details/pgroove2021-06-26.flac24

Tedeschi Trucks Band Live at Showtime at the Drive-In on 2021-07-01
archive.org/details/ttb2021-07-01

Charlotte Taylor and Gypsy Rain Live at Red Goose Deli on 2009-04-20
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From The Archive July 4, 2021 – Charlotte Taylor and Gypsy Rain – “Summertime”

Thanks Marty. This week on From the Archives of Something Blue we’re hearing George Gershwin as sung at KASU Blue Monday.

I had known Charlotte Taylor for years, promoting her music on Delta Boogie, but the first time I met her in person was at the Red Goose Deli in Paragould, Arkansas, on April 20, 2009.

She sang great and the band played great. Really friendly people fun to party with. I was fortunate to get good recordings that night that I love playing on Something Blue. Since then we have become good friends, working together on several shows and hanging in Helena at the King Biscuit Blues Festival. One time, at the biscuit, Delta Legends got to open for Charlotte Taylor and Gypsy Rain so sharing a stage is a feather in my cap.

Here they are now, Charlotte Taylor and Gypsy Rain, singing a jazz and blues standard that George Gershwin wrote for his opera, Porgy and Bess, “Summertime”.

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Seeds

Something Blue – Seeds – July 3, 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Paul Motian, Joe Lee, Yamile Burich, and Kenny Garrett. 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.

Joe Lee – Swings On
deltaboogie.com/alleyrecords/

Paul Motian – Lost Dream
www.npr.org/artists/15401669/paul-motian

Kenny Garrett – Seeds From The Underground
www.kennygarrett.com/

Yamile Burich – Random
yamileburich.bandcamp.com/
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From The Archive June 27, 2021 – Joe Lee – “Sweet Lorraine”

Thanks Marty. This week on From the Archives of Something Blue we’re hearing some great jazz from a Jonesboro jazz master.

First I helped Joe Lee digitize some of hs Alley hits for his “Sounds Of The Sixties” CD. We developed a good working arrangement so he invited me to work with him on another CD. This would be a jazz CD featuring songs he had recorded at Alley and also a live performance of “What’s New”.

As we collected the material from his master tapes I realized we were doing something important. These Joe Lee arrangements and performances archive an era of swing jazz that’s an important part of music history.

I didn’t make the recordings but Vivian and I worked hard to assure that the best possible quality went on the CD, both the music and the cover art. Joe was appreciative and he gave me coproducer credits on the album. We went on from there to coproduce another album I did record, “Boppin’ At The Forest”, but that’s a story for another From The Archives episode.

Here he is now, Joe Lee, singing a jazz standard released on his “Swings On” album, “Sweet Lorraine”.
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Corner

Something Blue – Corner – June 26, 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Sweet Angel, Black Angel, David Gale, and Roosevelt Collier. 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.

Roosevelt Collier Live at Brooklyn Bowl on 2016-05-09
archive.org/details/thenewstew2016-05-09.cmc621.sbd.matrix.flac24

Sweet Angel – Arkansas Roots Festival April 8, 2017
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David Gale
David Gale serves up “Corner Store Blues” as part of his new album, Down in Smoke

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From The Archive June 20, 2021 – Sweet Angel – “I’d Rather Be Myself”

Thanks Marty. This week on From the Archives of Something Blue we’re hearing contemporary blues recorded at the Arkansas Roots Festival.

Sweet Angel is from Memphis and I had been playing her songs on Something Blue and promoting her act on Delta Boogie for years so when I saw she was booked for the Arkansas Roots Festival I was excited that I would get to hear her sing.

She did not disappoint. There’s no music like live music and yes, experiencing Sweet Angel live is an entirely different experience from listening to her recordings. She’s a fantastic vocalist and songwriter and she also plays a mean saxophone.

Here she is now, Sweet Angel, singing a song she wrote called “I’d Rather Be Myself”.
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Flight

Something Blue – Flight – June 19, 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Gary Bartz, John Stowell, and Jason Palmer. 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.

Gary Bartz – There Goes The Neighborhood
www.oberlin.edu/gary-bartz

John Stowell & Michael Zilber Quartet – Basement Blues
www.johnstowell.com/

Jason Palmer – Songbook
www.jasonpalmermusic.com/
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