From The Archives Of Something Blue April 17, 2022

From The Archives Of Something Blue April 17, 2022

DJ Hairy Larry presents NJHB playing “Neo Soul Jam #1”.

01. DJ Hairy Larry Presents NJHB
02. Something Blue – Heart – 29 second spot

Thanks Marty, today we’re hearing some Neo Soul recorded at the Jonesboro Public Library.

New Jazz In Jonesboro moved to the Round Room where we played three seasons in 2018 and 2019. Our first show at the library was on September 1, 2018. NJHB plays all original songs and Joseph Curtis brought in a great new chart called “Neo Soul Jam #1”.

Playing on the song were Joseph Curtis – trumpet, Hunter Durham – trumpet, David Hall – woodwinds, Emily Lindley – vibes, Tyler Worsham – piano, Alex Washam – drums, and Hairy Larry – bass. Every one of us took jazz at ASU and we’re all from Northeast Arkansas.

There were no rehearsals. Joseph brought the chart in and we put it up on the music stands and played it. In true NJHB tradition we improvised the arrangement, not just the solos. Improvisation is the core of jazz musicianship and sometimes when something is new and exciting the musicians step up and deliver. And, as you will hear, that’s exactly what happened.

Now, recorded on September 1, 2018, here’s the Joseph Curtis song, “Neo Soul Jam #1”.

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Happy

Something Blue – Happy – April 16, 2022

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Greyboy Allstars, Moore’s Code, and Fruition. 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.

Greyboy Allstars Live at Soundcheck Studios on 2022-04-05
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Fruition Live at Ardmore Music Hall on 2022-04-07
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Moore’s Code Live at Jazz Thursday May 15, 2014
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From The Archives Of Something Blue April 10, 2022

DJ Hairy Larry presents Moore’s Code playing “Give Me The Night”.

01. DJ Hairy Larry Presents Moore’s Code
02. Something Blue – 29 – Happy second spot

Thanks Marty, today we’re hearing a George Benson song recorded at KASU Jazz Thursday right here in Jonesboro.

I met Tim Moore when he was in High School jamming with Jazz Alliance at The Edge Coffeehouse. When he came to ASU I worked with him more, playing with him some but mostly recording his band, Caprice. Tim and I coproduced the Caprice album “from dawn til dusk” and then he left Jonesboro and finished his degree at North Texas State.

He was still a bandleader and he put together a group called Moore’s Code. I booked them to play at Jazz Thursday on May 15, 2014. Since he was in Jonesboro he augmented the band with more Northeast Arkansas musicians and they put on quite a show.

Some of the musicians playing with him that night were ASU students, Alex Ditto, guitar; Cody Ballard and Clinton Curtis, sax; Kevin Tinker, trumpet; Addison Boling, drums; and Matt Bounds, bass. Tim Moore was on piano and here they are now playing “Give Me The Night”, the title track on Gorge Benson’s 1980s hit album.

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Something Blue – Empire

Something Blue – Empire – April 9, 2022

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Gerry Moss, The Radiators, and Masters Of The Telecaster. 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.

Masters of the Telecaster Live at The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN) on 2019-10-19
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Radiators Live at Ogden Theatre on 1994-01-22
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Gerry Moss Live at KASU Blue Monday August 20, 2019
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From The Archives Of Something Blue April 3, 2022

From The Archives Of Something Blue April 3, 2022

DJ Hairy Larry presents Gerry Moss playing “I Ain’t Got You”.

01. DJ Hairy Larry Presents Gerry Moss
02. Something Blue – Empire – 29 second spot

Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear the real blues recorded for Something Blue in Newport, Arkansas.

It was August 20, 2019, and it was hot and threatening rain. They had moved the Monster Grooves concert formerly known as Bluesday Tuesday indoors and we were glad. Because it was hot as August in Arkansas.

Mike Doyle and I had traveled south to see Gerry Moss, a storied bluesman. Moss was joined by Jerry Bone, bass and Danny Dozier, guitar presenting an all star lineup. All Arkansas musicians they did not disappoint. In fact they cooked all the way through their show.

Gerry Moss had helped us out at Blues Fest and he also played for the Jonesboro Blues Society. Jerry Bone and Danny Dozier have played at KASU events many times. It was a night for blues history.

The place was packed and everyone had a real good time. There was even a bit of dancing going on. And the band just kept on delivering the goods.

So now, here’s Gerry Moss recorded live in Newport Arkansas on August 20, 2019 playing “I Ain’t Got You”.

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Guess

Something Blue – Guess – April 2, 2022

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring John Mayer and Dead & Company. 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 Mayer Live at Madison Square Garden on 2022-02-20
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Dead & Company Live at North Island Credit Union Amphitheater on 2021-10-27
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From The Archives Of Something Blue March 27, 2022

DJ Hairy Larry presents Hairy Larry and The Flying Hungarians playing “Blues For Peace”.

1. DJ Hairy Larry Presents Hairy Larry and The Flying Hungarians
2. Something Blue – Guess – 29 second spot

Thanks Marty, today we’re going to play one of my original songs recorded by my family band, Hairy Larry and the Flying Hungarians.

My friend, Mike ‘Whisker Fish’ Dollins, sent me an over the top press release for his appearance at our festival May 20, 2007. He said the stars are all in align and we’re all gonna kick it out and jam some twelve bar boogie at 3:00 pm May 20 and it may even bring peace on earth.

So that inspired me to write “Blues For Peace”.

This was during a time when I was producing a lot of Youtube videos so I got my daughter Megan and my friend Randy Gambill to help me make a video. We found a nice place in the front yard with pine trees in the background and about 15 minutes later the video was in the can. I had it up on Youtube the same day.

Some guys in Israel were starting a website, bluesforpeace.com, and they asked my permission to use my song on their homepage. Of course, I said yes and yay hooray, it’s another international hit for Hairy Larry.

Featured on the studio version of the song are Hairy Larry – guitars, harmonica, percussion, and vocals; Randy Gambill – drums and vocals; Carl Heyl – bass; and Megan Heyl – percussion and vocals.

Kier Heyl played drums on the rest of the album. We all live in Northeast Arkansas.

Unfortunately the song has become pertinent once again. In the liner notes I wrote “We all mean it when we sing “Blues For Peace” and we hope and pray that this small statement has some effect.”

So now, recorded in 2008, here’s Hairy Larry and The Flying Hungarians singing “Blues For Peace”.

“Blues For Peace” Video

“Blues For Peace” CD
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“Blues For Peace” on bluesforpeace.com thanks to the Wayback Machine
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Meeting

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Charlie Hunter and Yo Miles! 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 – Meeting – March 26, 2022

Charlie Hunter Live at Maritime Hall on 1997-04-11
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Yo Miles! Live at Fillmore Auditorium on 2000-03-04
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From The Archives Of Something Blue March 20, 2022

Thanks Marty, today we’ll hear one of my original compositions played at The Round Room in the Jonesboro Public Library.

New Jazz In Jonesboro had a successful season at The Arts@311 in 2013. Then in 2018 I restarted the program at The Round Room and thanks to Mark Smith we got KASU on board helping with publicity.

On November 10, 2018, NJHB, the New Jazz House Band, played four of my original compositions, three of them being played for the first time in public. Because that’s how NJHB rolls. We just put a brand new chart up on the music stands and then we improvise the whole arrangement, not just the solos.

The last piece of the evening was “Artificial Gravity” and playing on the song in solo order are Cody Ballard – tenor, Jon Vickers – alto, Gabe Waters – bass clarinet, Tyler Remagen – tenor, Hairy Larry – piano, Spencer Rawlins – bass, and Alex Washam – drums, all ASU Jazz Students and alumni.

We had two more seasons in The Round Room in 2019 and then we were shut down by the pandemic in 2020, a time that has been hard for all of us but especially hard for performing musicians. Then last year I started livesteaming my chill jazz piano compositions on twitch and last fall I played a couple of shows at the Craighead Forest Bandshell. Now that it’s nearly Spring, and omicron is on the wane, I look forward to playing at the bandshell and at Beatles Park in Walnut Ridge and, who knows, maybe getting the band back together for more New Jazz In Jonesboro.

Now here’s NJHB playing my song, “Artificial Gravity”.

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Mystique

Something Blue – Mystique – March 19, 2022

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Joy Sanford, Brian Blade, Ethan Iverson, and The Wide Hive Players. 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.

Ethan Iverson – Construction Zone
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Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band – Body And Shadow
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The Wide Hive Players
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Joy Sanford – Live at KASU Jazz Thursday March 4, 2011
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