From The Archive March 7, 2021/December 4, 2022 – Suzanne Michell Trio – “Sheik Of Araby”

Thanks Marty, this week on Something Blue we’re featuring some fine blues women including Suzanne Michell.

Suzanne played at the first Blues Fest in 1991 and she was a regular performer in Jonesboro, both solo and in groups, playing at Blues Fest, Sunday In The Park, Bebopalooza, and other venues around Jonesboro. She has dedicated her life to music, teaching and performing, playing blues, jazz, and folk music.

On May 23, 2010, she brought the Suzanne Michell Trio to the Craighead Forest Bandshell and gave us a brilliant set. Playing with her were Fred Wilson and Will Taylor. The entire trio are Arkansas musicians from Little Rock.

Suzanne and Fred do this marvelous counterpoint on a great old song, “The Sheik Of Araby” including jazz scat vocals and both Suzanne and Fred singing horn parts.

Here they are now, The Suzanne Michell Trio, singing “The Sheik Of Araby”.

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Right

Something Blue – Right – December 3, 2022

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Drivin n Cryin, Kyle Tims, and Montoj. 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.

Montoj Live at Bridgeport Ribhouse on 2021-02-27
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Drivin n Cryin Live at Charleston Music Hall on 2021-02-20
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Kyle Tims
Live at Blues Fest September, 1997
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From The Archive March 7, 2021/November 27, 2022 – Kyle Tims – “Little Wing”

Thanks Marty, I’m Hairy Larry and I’ve got the blues for you.

Kyle Tims got in touch with me about playing at Blues Fest and we were glad to have him perform in September of 1997. I was talking to some of my friends who had played at Blues Fest, Sonny Burgess, Doug Greeno, and Larry Donn, and they told me that Kyle’s father, Tommy Tims, was a rockabilly drummer back in the day. Music runs in the family in Northeast Arkansas so I expected Kyle to put on a good show but everyone was just knocked out by his fantastic blues guitar work following in the footsteps of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Here’s Kyle Tims now, with James Salger, bass, and Johnny Churchwell, drums, recorded at Blues Fest 97, playing a Hendrix song “Little Wing”.
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Run

Something Blue – Run – February 13, 2021/November 26, 2022

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Trade, John Spencer, and Niceness. 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.

Trade Live at Penuches on 2021-01-23
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Niceness Live at Buckley Park on 2020-09-19
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Road to Brigadoon with protest song “Blood On The Water”
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DJ Hairy Larry presents John Spencer

From The Archives Of Something Blue February 7, 2021/November 11, 2020

1. DJ Hairy Larry presents John Spencer
2. Something Blue – Run – 29 second spot

Thanks Marty, It’s great to be here on Arkansas Roots sharing songs from the archives of Something Blue.

I met John Spencer at Blues Fest and it wasn’t long before we had John and Tommy, The Spencer Brothers, on stage. John came to me with some songs that he and Tom Turner wrote, Tom was the lyricist and John put them to music. John is a regular at KASU events, both playing and in the audience and Tom Turner was raised at Burnt Hill, just down the road from me.

The title track for the CD is called “Road To Brigadoon” and it’s a protest song with a deep message. John is a multi instrumentalist and besides singing the lead vocals he played guitar, harmonica, mandolin, banjo, dobro, and double bass on the album. After we had all the tracks down we were looking for a female vocalist to sing harmonies on some of the songs. I found our singer, Cheryl Culp, at the ASU Farmer’s Market. We sang with her for years and are still close friends. We call her the Honey Lady, not just because of the way she sings. I eat Culp Honey every day.

Now here’s John Spencer with Cheryl Culp singing harmonies on the title track of John’s CD, “Road To Brigadoon”.

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Changes

Something Blue – Changes – January 23, 2021 – November 19, 2022

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Neal Francis, and Delta Legends. 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.

Neal Francis Live at Framily Fest on 2020-09-05
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Live In Maui

Live In Maui

Delta Legends Live at The Fall Ball on 2017-09-30
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DJ Hairy Larry presents Delta Legends

From The Archives Of Something Blue November 13 2022/December 27, 2020

1. DJ Hairy Larry presents Delta Legends
2. Something Blue – Changes – 29 second spot

Thanks Marty, I’ve got a great blues song this week performed live at the Fall Ball by Delta Legends.

On September 30, 2017 Delta Legends took a road trip down to the Mississippi Hill Country to play at the Fall Ball. We originally booked to busk on Saturday morning but they offered us a slot early Saturday afternoon so we got to play that too. “All Over Again” is a blues standard made famous by B.B. King and Paul Butterfield. It’s one of our best songs and inspired by the festival stage we nailed it.

And, about that busking Saturday morning. We recorded that too and those songs are included on our CD, “Two Woman Blues”. It was a very productive day.

Now here’s Delta Legends playing “All Over Again”.
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Moments

Something Blue – Moments – January 2, 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring the Kaua’i Jazz Quartet, Whitley Newman, and the Ken Carroll Quintet. 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.

Kaua’i Jazz Quartet Live at Stevenson’s Library – Grand Hyatt Resort on 2012-11-12
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Hairy Larry Live at Jonesboro Public Library Round Room on 2019-02-09
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From The Archive December 27, 2020 – Ken Carroll Quintet – “Recordame”


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Rolling

Something Blue – Rolling – November 28, 2020

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring songs from Billy Jones Bluez, Erik Koskinen, and the JT Bates Grain Trio. 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.

Erik Koskinen Live at Icehouse MPLS on 2020-11-07
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Billy Jones Bluez Live at Newport Country Club on 2013-10-08
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JT Bates Grain Trio Live at A Front Lawn In MPLS on 2020-11-06
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