From The Archives Of Something Blue October 10, 2021

Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear a song I wrote recorded at the HairyLarryLand studio.

It was October 20, 2014, and the Count Basie Big Band was scheduled to perform at The Fowler. Of course Count Basie died in 1984 but his band lives on entertaining audiences with the original Count Basie sound still playing the same arrangements that everyone danced to in the not so distant past.

I was there early and I had an hour to kill so, of course, I hit the practice rooms. And in that hour I wrote a song, a sixteen bar blues I called “Waitin’ For Basie”. And then I went and enjoyed the show along with a sizable audience some of whom had actually heard Count Basie play these same songs.

In November I scheduled a session at HairyLarryLand and we recorded “Waitin’ For Basie” and three other songs. Playing on the session were Carl Holden – guitar, Matt Bounds – bass, Brian “Stickman” Hickman – drums, and I’m on piano.

Arkansas Roots listeners have heard Matt Bounds play bass many times because he was the bass player on the Caprice album.

We had a blast playing these songs and I was pleased with the recordings. The whole session is available on the Live Music Archive, I’ll include a link at the Something Blue website, sbblues.com.

Ok now, here we are, recorded November 9, 2014, playing “Waitin’ For Basie”.

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archive.org/details/hl2014-11-09
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Juice

Something Blue – Juice – October 9, 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood, Santana, Rebeca Mauleon, and Jay Shepherd. 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.

Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood – Juice
www.npr.org/artists/15397629/medeski-scofield-martin-wood

Santana – All That I Am

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Rebeca Mauleon – Descarga En California
www.rebecamauleon.com/

Jay Shepherd – Gemini
www.jayshepherdguitar.com/recordings
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From The Archives Of Something Blue October 3, 2021

Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear some fine jazz recorded at the Delta Jazz Workshop.

Before the pandemic the Jazz Department would host the Delta Jazz Workshop in the music building every July. Jazz students of all ages are eligible to attend but the enrolees are predominantly high school students interested in taking jazz at ASU.

Jay Shepherd and I would work together teaching jazz improvisation and one of the things I hate most about the pandemic is missing my week working and playing with Jay.

Besides teaching workshops and rehearsing ensembles all day long the Delta Jazz Workshop also put on a mini jazz festival with live jazz concerts each night for the attendees and open to the public. Besides working with the students I also recorded all the concerts and many of these recordings have been featured on Something Blue.

Jay Shepherd brought his jazz band on July 12, 2016, and they played a great show.

Playing with Jay that night were Tyler Washam, piano; Shane Chastain, piano; Terrell Montgomery, bass; and Keyven Dunn, drums. Jay was bandleader and he played guitar. All these musicians are from this area and most were ASU students at the time.

OK now, here’s Jay Shepherd playing the Chick Corea standard, “Spain”.

Links

www.jayshepherdguitar.com/jazz
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House

Something Blue – House – October 2, 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Sarah Jarosz, the North Mississippi Allstars, and the Everyone Orchestra. 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.

Sarah Jarosz Trio Live at The Peace Center Concert Hall on 2021-09-20
archive.org/details/sarahjarosz2021-09-20.mrsoul24

North Mississippi Allstars Live at Town Park on 2021-09-19
archive.org/details/nma2021-09-19.flac16schoepsmk41

Everyone Orchestra Live at Camp Deep End – Main Stage on 2021-09-19
archive.org/details/eo2021-09-19.EveryoneOrchestra2021-09-19.flac16
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From The Archives Of Something Blue September 26, 2021


Guy Venable and Eric Hughes at KASU Bluesday Tuesday

Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear some Jug Band Music recorded at KASU Bluesday Tuesday.

On February 8, 2011 Eric Hughes and Guy Venable gave us a great show playing blues, country, folk and jug band. Jug band music has been one of my favorite styles since the sixties when I used to listen to Jim Kweskin with Maria Muldaur. Eric and Guy didn’t let me down.

I met Guy Venable when he came to Blues Fest one year and I’m not really sure when I met Eric Hughes but it was before 2011 so I was primed for the event. They are both fine outstanding musicians so I had no worries. They laid down a great show, start to finish, and it remains a pearl in my collection.

Eric worked with me after the show too and created an account at the Live Music Archive where I uploaded the entire concert. Visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com for a link or just go to archive.org and search on Eric Hughes.

I play in a Jug Band, the Emporium Orkestra, and I always love it when I hear someone else singing one of the songs we love to play. So, here we go with Eric Hughes and Guy Venable playing “That’ll Never Happen No More”.

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Listen to the entire concert here.

archive.org/details/ehgv2011-02-08

And that’s Eric Hughes and Guy Venable recorded live on February 2, 2011, at KASU Bluesday Tuesday singing “That’ll Never Happen No More”. Don’t forget Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00, to hear Sarah Jarosz, the North Mississippi Allstars, and Everyone Orchestra.


North Mississippi Allstars

Sarah Jarosz Trio Live at The Peace Center Concert Hall on 2021-09-20
archive.org/details/sarahjarosz2021-09-20.mrsoul24

North Mississippi Allstars Live at Town Park on 2021-09-19
archive.org/details/nma2021-09-19.flac16schoepsmk41

Everyone Orchestra Live at Camp Deep End – Main Stage on 2021-09-19
archive.org/details/eo2021-09-19.EveryoneOrchestra2021-09-19.flac16

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Romance

Something Blue – Romance – September 25, 2021 originally aired in 2011

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’ll hear GaryGazaway and The Memphis Jazz All Stars. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at ten, right here on KASU.
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From The Archive September 19, 2021 – Gary Gazaway and The Memphis Jazz All Stars – “Sugar”

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Thanks Marty, today we’ll hear a jazz standard performed at Bebopalooza! right here at ASU.

On October 15, 2011, Gary Gazaway and The Memphis Jazz All Stars were the headline act at Babopalooza!. Both the music department and KASU helped with the festival which was staged outside of the student union.

The band featured Gary Gazaway, trumpet; Lisa Ahia, vocals, David Eckert, bass; James Sexton, drums; and Joy Sanford and Stephen Lee on piano. They played a fantastic set and I got good recordings which later became a Something Blue show.

After the band finished their playlist Gary invited Joseph Curtis and Ron Horton up to jam. This is the part of music festivals I love the most. You never know what’s going to happen. At the time, Ron Horton was Director of Jazz Studies and Joseph Curtis was a jazz student. I knew them both well and I was thrilled to hear them play with such a great band.

So, here we go with Gary Gazaway and The Memphis Jazz All Stars featuring guest stars Joseph Curtis and Ron Horton playing the Stanley Turrentine song, “Sugar”.
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Wave

Something Blue – Wave – August 31, 2019 (replayed on September 18, 2019)

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Ken Carroll, Whitley Newman, and NJHB. 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.

Ken Carroll Quartet – February 9, 2019
archive.org/details/hl2019-02-09.kct

Whitley Newman – February 9, 2019
archive.org/details/hl2019-02-09.kct

NJHB – February 9, 2019, March 9, 2019
archive.org/details/hl2019-02-09
archive.org/details/hl2019-03-09
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From The Archive September 12, 2021 – Ken Carroll Trio – “Recordame”

Playing for the luncheon were Ken Carroll on EWI; Dave Eckert, bass; Chris Isom, drums; and I’m on piano. EWI is short for Electronic Wind Instrument which is like a synthesizer for horn players.

It was pouring rain when we were unloading, always a good omen. We got set up early and then came the hardest part of any gig, waiting. Once we started though, everything was fine, everyone was dressed nice and we were all tucked away in our little corner, safe from the storm.

We played a few introductory numbers and took a short break while United Voices sang grace. Then we played a set while everyone ate giving the recordings true jazz club ambience with the audience partying in the background.

I recorded the set and we did exceptionally well on the Joe Henderson song, “Recordame”. We played the same song in February at the Public Library Round Room with Gabe Waters on bass and Joseph Curtis, trumpet. That version will be on this week’s Something Blue show.

And now, featuring Ken Carroll on EWI, playing for Alpha Kappa Alpha at the Cooper Alumni Center on March 2, 2019, here’s The Ken Carroll Quartet with “Recordame”.

Concert link – archive.org/details/hl2019-03-02

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Ken Carroll, Whitley Newman, and NJHB. 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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Hollow

Something Blue – Hollow – Jan 26, 2019 (replayed on September 11, 2021)

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Kerri Powers, No Sinner, Fit and The Conniptions, and Travellin’ Blue Kings. 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.

No Sinner Live at Georgia Stage – Vancouver Art Gallery on 2012-06-24
archive.org/details/NoSinner2012-06-24.CA_11.24bit

Starseeds by Kerri Powers
kerripowers.bandcamp.com/album/starseeds

Travelin Blue Kings – Wired Up
travellinbluekings.com/

Delta Legends – Two Woman Blues
archive.org/details/DeltaLegends-TwoWomanBlues
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