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
trondheimjazzorkester.bandcamp.com/album/triads-and-more
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Rob Alley Trio – Live at the Craighead Forest Bandshell on June 21, 2009
www.bigbandofbrothers.com/rob-alley
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From The Archive May 9, 2021 – Rob Alley Trio – “So What”

Thanks Marty, this week on From The Archives we’ve got a jazz standard recorded at the Craighead Forest Bandshell.

Rob Alley taught at ASU and I recorded him several times at The Edge Coffeehouse so I was thrilled when I was able to book him to play at the bandshell on June 21, 2009. Playing with Rob Alley was David Eckert on bass and Mike Overall, drums. The audience loved their set of jazz standards. I will be playing more from this show on Something Blue this week.

For From The Archives I picked one of the most famous songs in jazz history. a Miles Davis composition from “Kind Of Blue”, here’s the Rob Alley Trio playing “So What”.
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Barn

Something Blue – Barn – May 8, 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Plain Meanness, Chris & Spigs, and The Aerolites. 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.

Chris & Spigs’ Rock & Roll Circus Live at Barn Jams, Vol. II (FREE RELEASE) on 2021-04-20
archive.org/details/CAS2021-04-20.ChrisAndSpigsRockAndRollCircusBarnJamsVolumeII

The Aerolites Live at The Wild Fern on 2021-04-20
archive.org/details/aero2021-04-20

Plain Meanness
KASU Blue Monday October 17, 2011
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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
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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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