From The Archive March 28, 2021 – Jazz Alliance – “12 Bar Bruise”

Thanks Marty, this week on From The Archives we’re featuring some jazz recorded right here in Jonesboro.

I was enjoying a Jazz Alliance performance at The Edge Coffeehouse after I retired and on break I was talking to Janie Overall who told me that at ASU the state pays the tuition for senior citizens, 60 or over. So I can say that it was Jazz Alliance that brought me back to ASU where I took Percussion lessons from Craig Collison and Jazz Improv from Ron Horton. Soon after that I resumed my composition studies and resumed hosting Something Blue at KASU.

Ron Horton wrote some great songs and I began recording their live performances collecting the tracks that ended up on their “Partly Cloudy” CD. Playing on the CD are Ron Horton, trumpet; Craig Collison, vibes; David Eckert, bass; and Mike Overall, drums. They helped me start the KASU Jazz Thursday concerts and also played at Bebopalooza! Their personnel have strong connections to ASU and the public library.

They were a great band and I have featured them many times on Something Blue, mostly playing jazz standards recorded at public performances. This week I am featuring originals written by Ron Horton. Here’s Jazz Alliance now playing “12 Bar Bruise”.
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Quip

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Suke Cerulo, 3 Peas, and Speaking in Tongues. 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 – Quip – March 27, 2021

Suke Cerulo Live at Sidewalk Cafe on 2012-06-16
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Speaking in Tongues Live at Mama’s Blues on 2003-04-30
archive.org/details/SiT2003-04-30

3 Peas Live at Aggie Theater on 2004-01-31
archive.org/details/3peas-2004-01-31ATS

Besides being featured on Something Blue this week this concerts are on rotation on Alive All Night every night on MixRemix Radio at mixremix.cc

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From The Archive March 21, 2021 – Delta Legends – “These Blues”

Thanks Marty, this week on From The Archives we’re featuring some blues guitar from Delta Legends.

On June 10, 2018, I took a drive down to John Shepherd’s studio to record with Delta Legends. John Shepherd and Jeremy Burnett are both from Wynne and I live outside of Brookland. We recorded several songs and three of them are featured on our CD, “Two Woman Blues”. At the session John played guitar, Jeremy was on harp, and I’m on the bass. We all sing.

John is a virtuoso electric blues guitarist who plays especially well on slow blues standards like “Red House” and “Last Night”. One of the songs we recorded that day is a John Shepherd original called “These Blues”. John wrote it, John sings it, and John’s on guitar. Here’s Delta Legends now playing “These Blues”.
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Road

Something Blue – Road – March 20, 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Eilen Jewell, Erin Harpe, Suzanne Michell, and Ruthie Foster. 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.

Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers Live at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, Pennsylvania, on 2010-07-10
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Eilen Jewell Live at Turtle Dove Folk Club – West Grove Friends Meetinghouse on 2010-02-27
archive.org/details/EilenJewell 100227 WestGrovePA

Ruthie Foster Live at The Spirit of Suwannee – Springfest 2010 on 2010-03-27
archive.org/details/ruthiefoster2010-03-27

Suzanne Michell Trio-Sunday In The Park
archive.org/details/sm2010-05-23
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From The Archive March 7, 2021 – 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 – March 13, 2021

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 – 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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UFO

Something Blue – UFO – March 6, 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Sun Ra and Keith Jarrett. 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.

Sun Ra and his Arkestra – On Jupiter
sunramusic.bandcamp.com/album/on-jupiter

Keith Jarrett – The Koln Concert
www.ecmrecords.com/artists/1435045745/keith-jarrett
www.npr.org/artists/14867336/keith-jarrett
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From The Archive February 21, 2021 – Hairy Larry – “Even Dozen”

Thanks Marty, I’ve got a song today recorded right here at ASU.

I was taking composition from Dr. Tacke working on an algorithmic composition technique where I repeated a rhythmic motif in the left hand as a way of adding variety and to produce a unique comping rhythm. This worked out well so I added a melody for the piano as well as trumpet and bass parts. I recruited jazz students to play the piece, Tyler Worsham, piano; Hunter Durham, trumpet; and Tyler Montgomery, bass; all excellent musicians. We rehearsed the song once and then played it at Dr. Tacke’s Composition Seminar.

Ok, here’s that performance now, recorded at Arkansas State University on November 13, 2015. I call the piece “Even Dozen”.
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Wish

Something Blue – Wish – February 27, 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Karl Denson, The Riot, and Nate Wilson. 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.

The Riot Live at Highland Pacific on 2011-02-18
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Nate Wilson Live at The Stone Church on 2008-07-16
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The Karl Denson Trio Live at Winston’s on 2007-08-09
archive.org/details/kd3-2007-08-09.akg452ck22-414.flac16
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