From The Archive June 13, 2021 – Bebop Beatniks – “It Could Happen To You”

Thanks Marty. This week on From the Archives of Something Blue we’re hearing Bebop Beatniks recorded at the Delta Jazz Workshop.

The Delta Jazz Workshop is a week long summer jazz clinic available to any musician who wants to attend but it’s mostly Arkansas high school students who might be interested in continuing their music studies at ASU. Besides playing music all day the students also get to listen to live jazz every night. It has been my pleasure to bring Bebop Beatniks to play on Wednesday nights for several years.

On July 10, 2019, we had a special performance since we were joined by Bebop Beatniks alumnus, Kevin Tinker, trumpet, and Emily Lindley, vibes, as well as guest clinicians Michael McGowan, sax, and Jay Shepherd, guitar.

Bebop Beatniks are Jeremy Jackson, bass; Alex Washam, drums; and Hairy Larry, piano and vocals. So it was a Septet with two horns in front and an enlarged rhythm section.

Playing with these great musicians for a jazz audience was a fantastic experience.

Recorded right here at ASU on July 10, 2019, here’s Bebop Beatniks playing the jazz standard “It Could Happen To You”.

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And that’s Bebop Beatniks playing “It Could Happen To You” at the Delta Jazz Workshop on July 10, 2019.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00, to hear Gary Bartz, John Stowell, and Jason Palmer.

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.

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Hand

Something Blue – Hand – June 12, 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Dirk Quinn, Billy Jones, and Soule Monde. 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.

Soule Monde Live at FTC Stage One on 2021-06-03
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The Dirk Quinn Band Live at Whites Road Park on 2021-06-01
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Billy Jones Bluez – KASU Bluesday Tuesday August 9, 2011
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From The Archive June 6, 2021 – Billy Jones Blues – “Hurts Me Too”

Thanks Marty. This week on From the Archives of Something Blue we’re hearing some real blues recorded at Bluesday Tuesday.

Billy Jones Bluez is from Central Arkansas so Bluesday Tuesday in Newport was a good fit for them with less travel time than driving all the way to Jonesboro. I got to record them at KASU Bluesday Tuesday on August 9, 2011, and I have played recordings from this show on Something Blue many times.

What can I say about Billy Jones? He writes great songs and also picks great cover songs for his repertoire. He’s an outstanding guitarist and vocalist. He leads a great band. He’s an exceptional showman who adds a lot of humor to his show. And he is very versatile playing blues, country, and rock. Whenever I have seen him play he always put on a show. He’s a real entertainer.

For today I picked the blues classic, “Hurts Me Too” and there will be more songs from this same show on Something Blue this week. Here they are now, Billy Jones Bluez, playing “Hurts Me Too”.
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Siren

Something Blue – Siren – June 5, 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Gary Bartz, Susanna Aleksandra, and Seamus Blake. 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.

Susanna Aleksandra – The Siren

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Seamus Blake Quintet – The Call
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From The Archive May 30, 2021 – Hairy Larry – “Knockin Boots”

Thanks Marty, I’m playing some new jazz releases on Something Blue this week so I decided to play a recent recording from the HairyLarryLand twitch studio on From The Archives Of Something Blue.

My daughter, Megan, is into indie games and when she started a twitch stream I was fascinated. I decided to start my own stream called Hairy Larry Practicing Piano and I scheduled it three times a week at 3:00 PM Central on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

There’s a whole world out there live streaming and it’s a creative and technical challenge to equip a studio and put together the content for a stream. I am writing a series of articles called Setting Up A Twitch Stream at gamerplus.org. One of my first decisions was to do all original songs to avoid copyright issues and to keep the creative juices flowing writing new material for the stream. I program my songs into iReal Pro so that my tablet can play the backing tracks.

I also excerpt videos from the stream and post them on my video website, peertube.hairylarry.rocks so you can watch me playing this if you wish. I used VLC to convert the video into a wav file for playing on the radio.

The song I picked for today I wrote several years ago for the Jazz Recital Band at ASU. I recorded it on May 27, 2021, just last week. Here I am now doing my own song, “Knockin Boots”.
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Root

Something Blue – Root – May 29. 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring the JT Bates Grain Trio and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. 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.

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Live at North Beach Bandshell on 2021-04-17
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JT Bates Grain Trio Live at Icehouse MPLS on 2020-10-05
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From The Archive May 23, 2021 – Lisa Ahia – “That’s All”

Thanks Marty, this week on From The Archives Of Something Blue we’ll hear a jazz standard recorded at the public library.

Two of my favorite musicians from Northeast Arkansas are Gary Gazaway and Lisa Ahia. They were booked to perform at the Jonesboro public library on June 4, 2013, so I grabbed my recording gear and my camera and drove to town for the show.

Gary and Lisa live in Pocahontas. Gary has played his trumpet all over the world and Lisa is a fantastic jazz singer. Playing with them were Jonesboro residents, Joy Sanford on piano and David Eckert, bass. All of these musicians have helped with the KASU Christmas shows in Pocahontas.

Listening to the recording of Gary introducing the song he reminded me that I had heard Lisa sing the song just a week earlier at Joe Lee’s funeral. So, going out to the public library, all the musicians, and Joe Lee here’s Lisa Ahia singing “That’s All”.
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Hurts

Something Blue – Hurts – May 22, 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Wannu? and Billy & The Kids. 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.

Bill Kreutzmann Live at Anini Beach Private Residence on 2021-05-09
Billy & The Kids for Bill’s 75th Birthday Pa’ina
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Wannu? Live at Proud Larry’s on 2021-05-08
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From The Archive May 16, 2021 – Carl, Tim, Marissa, Meghan, and Jen – “We Are Who We Are”

Thanks Marty, on this weeks From The Archives Of Something Blue I’ve got some Hiphop recorded at HairyLarryLand.

My son, Carl Heyl, plays bass in Hairy Larry and The Flying Hungarians. He’s an excellent musician so when he told me he and his friends wanted to record some vocal numbers at my studio I was all in. Five of them showed up, all vocalists, with one acoustic guitar and a few percussion instruments. So it’s vocals in the foreground all the time over minimalist backing. I really don’t know why more groups don’t do this. Concentrate on harmony vocals and keep the instrumentation sparse. It’s a great way to deliver the material with a clean sound.

Singing for the recordings were Carl Heyl, Tim Hose, Marissa Farmer, Meghan Allen, and Jen Hose, all from Arkansas and students at ASU. Recorded at my HairyLarryLand Studio on November 6, 2011, here they are now singing “We Are Who We Are”.
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Basement

Something Blue – Basement – May 15, 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring John Stowell, The Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, and Rob Alley. 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.

John Stowell/Michael Zilber Quartet – Basement Blues
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Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Eirik Hegdal with special guest Joshua Redman – Triads and More
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Rob Alley Trio – Live at the Craighead Forest Bandshell on June 21, 2009
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