From The Archive November 5, 2022 – Billy Jones Bluez – “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”


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Friends

Something Blue – Friends – October 29, 2022

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring George Porter Jr, John Shepherd, and John Cipollina. 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.

George Porter Jr. Live at The Block Party, Eagle, CO on 2022-06-03
archive.org/details/GPorter2022-06-03

John Cipollina Live at The Rainbow on 1985-08-01
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John Shepherd Live at Craighead Forest Bandshell on 2010-09-26
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DJ Hairy Larry presents John Shepherd and Happy Hour October 23 2022

From The Archives Of Something Blue October 23, 2022

1. DJ Hairy Larry presents John Shepherd and Happy Hour
2. Something Blue – Friends – 29 second spot

Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear a band from Wynne singing a Muddy Waters song.

It was Blues Fest 2010 and John Shepherd and Happy Hour were closing the show. It was a special performance because Kyle Harrison had played earlier in the day and he joined John for the last half of the set. This gave us two amazing blues guitarists from Wynne, Arkansas, on the stage playing together.

And I want to emphasize playing together. Too often having more than one guitarist at a time turns into cutting heads, which is ok, but doesn’t sound as good as hearing great blues guitarists working together.

I picked a Muddy Waters song, “I’m A Man” featuring Jeremy Burnett on harmonica and vocals. Also playing with Happy Hour were Barry Eppes, bass and Mike Riley, drums. All five musicians are from Wynne, Arkansas, a veritable hotbed of blues activity.

John and his band have been playing together for years and they are still performing today. If you are looking for a blues band for your party or event I can highly recommend them. They always put on a great show at Blues Fest. Definitely the real deal.

So now, recorded live at Blues Fest on September 26, 2010, here’s John Shepherd and Happy Hour doing the Muddy Waters’ song, “I’m A Man”.

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Turn

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring After Work, Art Yenta, and Bravadunia. 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.

Something Blue – Turn – October 22, 2022

After Work – After Work
www.jamendo.com/album/66506/after-work

Art Yenta – Mystery of Meetings
www.jamendo.com/album/75410/mystery-of-meetings

Bravadunia – Disc No. 1
www.jamendo.com/album/86127/disc-no-1
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From The Archives Of Something Blue October 16, 2022

From The Archives Of Something Blue October 16, 2022

1. DJ Hairy Larry presents Bebop Beatniks
2. Something Blue – Turn – 29 second spot

Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear some Creative Commons Jazz played on the Twitch Porch.

Happy Birthday Creative Commons. Creative Commons licenses are 20! At creativecommons.org they say “Honoring 20 years of open sharing using CC licenses, join us in 2022 to celebrate Better Sharing — advancing universal access to knowledge and culture, and fostering creativity, innovation, and collaboration.”

It seems like only yesterday but I have been using Creative Commons licenses for 20 years.

Wow!

I license all of my songs Creative Commons Attribution in an attempt to lower barriers for the legal use and reuse of my music. If someone wants to use one of my songs in their project all they have to do is include my name in the credits like this. “African Violet” by Larry Heyl.

On May 16, 2022, Bebop Beatniks livestreamed and recorded “African Violet” on the Twitch Porch. Playing at that session we will hear Michael Ward – sax, Joseph Curtis – trumpet, Alex Washam – drums, Jeremy Jackson – bass, and Hairy Larry – piano. Most of these musicians are from Northeast Arkansas and most of them have been active in the ASU Jazz Program. So thanks to ASU and Northeast Arkansas for producing such fine musicians for me to work with.

I wrote “African Violet” for my twitch livestream and it is also included in a piano trio setting on my Hairy Larry “Livestreams” album. It’s an uptempo salsa and has become our Bebop Beatniks show opener. I love to play it.

I have added an audio player to my Creative Commons Jazz website. Visit jazz.mixremix.cc to hear my ever expanding collection of Creative Commons Jazz.

Ok now, recorded May 16, 2022, here’s Bebop Beatniks on the Twitch Porch playing “African Violet”.

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Anyday

Something Blue – Anyday – October 15, 2022

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring the North Mississippi Allstars and the Tedeschi Trucks Band. 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.

Tedeschi Trucks Band Live at Beacon Theatre on 2022-10-06
archive.org/details/ttb2022-10-06.mk41v.edtyre/ttb2022-10-06.mk41v.edtyre.flac16

North Mississippi Allstars Live at Brooklyn Bowl on 2022-10-06
archive.org/details/nma2022-10-06.AKG463
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DJ Hairy Larry presents Houston Steele and Bad Habit

From The Archives Of Something Blue October 9, 2022

1. DJ Hairy Larry presents Houston Steele and Bad Habit
2. Something Blue – Anyday – 29 second spot

Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear a Keith Sykes song played at the Craighead Forest Bandshell.

When Houston Steele started playing with Braden Byrd and Billy Spence we started getting them to perform at the bandshell. He’s a fantastic guitarist and vocalist with a wry sense of humor that he uses to connect to his audience. He’s been playing around Jonesboro and all over the country for decades doing mostly country and rock hits. He can also deliver on the blues as we’re about to hear today.

Braden Byrd and Billy Spence, The Bad Habit Band, had been helping out at Blues Fest for years, so when they told me they were playing with Houston Steele I signed them up. They go all the way back. They used to play in Bobby Lee Trammell’s touring band. Rick Lane and the Wolfpack Band was playing the same day, and he played with Bobby Lee Trammell too, so we grabbed Bad Habit and a couple of guys from the Wolfpack and the next thing you know Rick was singing “Arkansas Twist”.

Well, … that’s for a future podcast.

Today we’re going to hear Houston Steele and Bad Habit play the blues doing a Keith Sykes song called “Love To Ride”.

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And that’s Houston Steele and Bad Habit playing “Love To Ride” at the Craighead Forest Bandshell. Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00, to hear the North Mississippi Allstars and the Tedeschi Trucks Band.

Hear last weeks show, Bourbon Street, here.

Bourbon Street

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Bourbon Street

Something Blue – Bourbon Street – October 8, 2022

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring LowDown Brass Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Dumpstaphunk. 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.

Dirty Dozen Brass Band Live at Westville Music Bowl on 2022-08-13
archive.org/details/ddbb2022-08-13.schoeps_mk41v_flac24

LowDown Brass Band – LowDown Nights

Dumpstaphunk Live at The Black Oak Stage at The Days Between Festival on 2022-08-05
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DJ Hairy Larry presents Jubilation Jazz playing “How Great Thou Art”

From The Archives Of Something Blue September 25, 2022

01. DJ Hairy Larry presents Jubilation Jazz playing “How Great Thou Art”

02. Something Blue – Bourbon Street – 29 second spot

Thanks Marty. Today we’re going to hear a big band play a favorite hymn.

You’ve heard of praise music and Christian rock. Jubilation Jazz plays Christian Big Band. They’ve got a big sound and a great message and people love their music wherever they go.

There is no doubt that they are evangelizing for Christ. But I think they are evangelizing for Big Band Music. Joseph Curtis, who plays in the band, took it a step further and said they are evangelizing for jazz. He said, “Most of the audience never goes to a jazz concert.” So, yay for jazz and yay for Jesus and thanks to Jubilation Jazz for bringing it all together.

“How Great Thou Art” was my father’s favorite hymn and I played it for him at my mother’s funeral. At his funeral I played a song, “I Will Follow You” that he and I cowrote during the last week of his life. I’ll include a link to the song at sbblues.com as a kind of bonus track for From The Archives Of Something Blue.

Ok now, here’s Jubilation Jazz recorded in September of 2018 at KASU Bluesday Tuesday in Newport, playing my father’s favorite hymn, “How Great Thou Art”.

www.jubilationjazz.com/

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Art

Something Blue – Art – October 1

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Jazz Writers Big Band, Makaya McCraven, and Matthew Halsall. 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.

Makaya McCraven – In These Times
intlanthem.bandcamp.com/album/in-these-times

Jazz Writers Big Band – Jazz Writers Big Band
archive.org/details/hll-1054-Jazz_Writers_Big_Band

Matthew Halsall – When The World Was One
matthewhalsall.bandcamp.com/album/when-the-world-was-one
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