Monthly Archives: February 2016

(February 23, 2016): Mali Latino – Ni Koh Bedy

From the 2010 self-titled album, Mali Latino.  The trio of Alex Wilson, Ahmed Fofana, and  Madou Sidiki Diabaté team up to mix Latin jazz piano with Malian kora.   The tune was also included on the Putamayo release African Blues.  The liner … Continue reading

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(February 22, 2016): Booker T. Jones – Father Son Blues

From the 2013 album, Sound the Alarm.  Back on Stax with Ted Jones on guitar.  Book T. is Booker T. and you’ve got to like the entire LP, but the best tunes are the instrumentals, like this one.  Classic Booker T. … Continue reading

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(February 21, 2016): Son House – Death Letter

From the 1965 ablum, Father of the Folk Blues.  I remember hearing this for the first time in the mid-1970s as a cover by Finnigan & Wood in mechanical drawing class in high school.  Powerful then.  Powerful now.

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(February 20, 2016): Wes Montgomery – Road Song

Title track from the 1968 album, Road Song. The 20th and last studio LP by Montgomery before his death. Rudy Van Gelder assembled a large cast for this LP, which he recorded and engineered in his Van Gelder studio. On … Continue reading

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(February 19, 2016): Sam Bush – New Country

From the 2006 album, Laps In Seven.  A cover of the 1977 Jean-Luc Ponty tune off the Imaginary Voyage LP.  And, Ponty guests on electric violin here.  Emmy Lou Harris appears elsewhere on this Salmagundi of an album.

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(February 18, 2016): Cowboy Junkies – 200 More Miles

From the 1988 album, The Trinity Session.  An impressive sophomore album, recorded in the Church of the Holy Trinity in Toronto.  It was recorded around a single microphone, mostly on one November day in 1987.  This tune is a reference … Continue reading

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(February 17, 2016) Louis Armstrong with Leon Thomas – The Creator Has A Master Plan (Peace)

From the 1970 album, Louis Armstrong and His Friends.  This was Armstrong’s last release before his death.  Bob Thiele at Flying Dutchman Records convinced Armstrong that it would be a good idea to put out a “friends” record for his … Continue reading

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