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I Wish I Was in New Orleans

26 Apr

Photo by Derek Bridges http://www.flickr.com/photos/derek_b used under Creative Commons License

Handa Wanda – Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indian Band

Check Your Bucket – Eddie Bo

Hey Pocky Way – The Meters

Blow Wind Blow – Dr. John

Just a Closer Walk With Thee – George Lewis

Boogie Woogie – Professor Longhair

I Shall Not Be Moved – Dirty Dozen Brass Band

On The Sunny Side of The Street – James Booker

Singin’ The Blues – Allen Toussaint

I Wish I Was In New Orleans – Tom Waits

10 Songs for Seat 7B

23 Jun

Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2008 | A Cranial Sacral Costume Maker

I’m not much for talking to strangers on planes. Elizabeth was an exception. En route from Denver to Montrose, we got into a conversation about nervous flight attendants, bicycles, flaming bicycles, puppets, huge puppets, huge puppets on bicycles, huge puppets on flaming bicycles, and funk music. I handed her my ipod to help me pick some songs for an upcoming DJ gig. Here are ten of them…

Make it Reggae
Shark Wilson & The Basements

Guns in the Ghetto
Morgan Heritage & The Bounty Killer

Go Shopping
Bran Van 3000

Honor and Harmony
G Love & The Special Sauce

Sexy Coffee Pot
Tony Alvon & The Belairs

Main Man
Speedometer

Give It To Me Baby*
Rick James

Loaf and Jug
Diplomats of Solid Sound

I Turn You On
Latin Breed

Getting Uptown (To Get Down)
United 8

*This song has appeared on this blog before, as well as on more than one mix for my friend Emily. It’s kind of my funk “ace in the hole.”