New Years 81

Something Blue – New Years 81 – December 31, 2022

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Joan Baez and the Grateful Dead. 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.

Joan Baez – Live at Oakland Auditorium Arena on 1981-12-31
Grateful Dead – Live at Oakland Auditorium Arena on 1981-12-31
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DJ Hairy Larry Presents Vikki McGee Playing Scarlet Begonias

From The Archives Of Something Blue December 25, 2022

DJ Hairy Larry Presents Vikki McGee Playing Scarlet Begonias

Thanks Marty, today we’re hearing a Grateful Dead song played at the Arkansas Roots Festival.

I was at the first Delta Blues Symposium and Vivian and I helped them with music for several years. And then you get busy and you grow apart so I was really glad when KASU started presenting the music for the Delta Blues Symposium at the Arkansas Roots Festival. It was like being reacquainted with old friends.

In 2017 The Vikki McGee Three were scheduled and I was excited when I found out they had added my favorite duo. So I was recording and taking pictures and enjoying Vikki McGee, Sonny Campbell, Jacob Brumley, John Parks, and Sarah Jo Roark, all fine Arkansas musicians.

They knew I’m a deadhead and they called me out and said they had added a song just for me. And out burst “Scarlet Begonias”, one of the Grateful Dead’s live show standards.

Well, that was great and of course I was dancing. There’s no party better than a dancing party with live music.

So now, recorded April 8, 2017, with John Parks singing lead over Jacob Brumley’s fantastic drum work and everyone on the beautiful harmonies here’s Vikki McGee and her band singing “Scarlet Begonias”.
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Spiritual

Something Blue – Spiritual – December 24, 2022

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Gary Gazaway and Lisa Ahia, Suzanne Michell, and Pat Metheny. 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.

Suzanne Michell – Winter Interlude
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Gary Gasaway and Lisa Ahia – KASU Jazz For The Holidays – December 7, 2019

Charlie Haden and Pat Metheny – Beyond The Missouri Sky

Suzanne Michell, God Bless The Child

Welcome to Something Blue. I’m Hairy Larry wishing you a Merry Christmas.

Lisa Ahia and Gary Gazaway, The First Noel
Suzanne Michell, When a Flower Opens
Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny, First Song (for Ruth)

All right now, that’s Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny playing “First Song (for Ruth)”. We also heard Suzanne Michell play “God Bless The Child” and “When A Flower Opens” as well as “The First Noel” recorded at KASU Jazz For The Holidays on December 7, 2019.

Something Blue is broadcast on KASU, 91.9 FM and streaming on the internet at kasu.org.

I’m Hairy Larry, host of Something Blue. Visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com to listen anytime.

Ok now, here’s Lisa Ahia and her father, Sam Ahia, singing the beautiful Hawaiian song “Ku’u Home O Kahalu’u”. Then we’ll hear Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny play the title track from their album, “Spiritual”.

Lisa Ahia and Gary Gazaway, Ku’u Home O Kahalu’u
Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny, Spiritual

Lisa Ahia and Gary Gazaway, Christmas Time Is Here
Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny, The Moon Song

Oh yeah, that’s Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny playing “The Moon Song”. Before that we heard Lisa Ahia sing “Christmas Time Is Here”.

Something Blue is broadcast on KASU, 91.9 FM and streaming on the internet at kasu.org.

I’m Hairy Larry, host of Something Blue. Thanks to KASU for hosting Jazz For The Holidays featuring Gary Gazaway and Lisa Ahia.

Ok now, closing the show here’s Suzanne Michell playing an improvised medley of Carols called “Christmas Pastiche”.

Suzanne Michell, Christmas Pastiche

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DJ Hairy Larry presents Lisa Ahia

From The Archives Of Something Blue December 18, 2022

1. DJ Hairy Larry presents Lisa Ahia
2. Something Blue – Spiritual – 29 second spot

Thanks Marty, this week on From The Archives we’re featuring a Hawaiian Christmas song recorded at KASU Jazz For The Holidays.

Jazz For The Holidays is always a great show. On December 7, 2019 The band was joined by Sam Ahia, Lisa’s father. Sam is a well known Hawaiian jazz guitarist.

They did a couple of Hawaiian songs and I’m playing one today and one on the this week’s Something Blue show. It really lit a light for me to hear these Hawaiian songs sung by Hawaiians in Pocahontas, Arkansas.

Besides Lisa and Sam Ahia we’ll hear Gary Gazaway – trumpet, Joy Sanford – piano, Tim Crouch – violin, Robert Bowlin – guitar’ David Eckert – bass, and John Long – drums.

“Mele Kalikimaka” was written by R. Alex Anderson in 1949. According to Wikipedia “Bing Crosby was a frequent visitor and golf partner of Anderson. Anderson played the song for Crosby, who liked it so much that he surprised Anderson with the 1950 recording.”

And so we’re playing a Hawaiian Christmas song on Arkansas Roots. At the time of the recording all of the musicians were living in Arkansas. And, of course, it was recorded at KASU Jazz For The Holidays in Pocahontas, Arkansas.

So, recorded on December 7, 2019, here’s Lisa Ahia singing “Mele Kalikimaka”

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Currents

Something Blue – Currents – April 3, 2021/December 17, 2022

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Jazz Alliance, Richard Andersson, and SFJAZZ Collective. 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.

SFJazz Collective – The Music Of Joe Henderson
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Richard Andersson Sustainable Quartet – Please Recycle
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Jazz Alliance – Partly Cloudy
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From The Archive March 28, 2021/December 11, 2022 – 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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Road

Something Blue – Road – March 20, 2021/December 10, 2022

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
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Ruthie Foster Live at The Spirit of Suwannee – Springfest 2010 on 2010-03-27
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Suzanne Michell Trio-Sunday In The Park
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From The Archive March 7, 2021/December 4, 2022 – 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 – December 3, 2022

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/November 27, 2022 – 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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