Get Your Groove Back

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Tuesday 11:00am - 1:00pm

GET YOUR GROOVE BACK (aka The Lifters & Leaners Show)

Dare I use the “e” (ecl#$%tic) word to describe the wide-ranging styles of music that you will hear on Get Your Groove Back? You’ll hear Muddy Waters back to back with Ali Farka Toure, Sister Rosetta Tharpe with Johnny Winter, Dya Singh with Rory McLeod. Programs include featured albums, tracks to a theme, particular styles (from blues to world), guests (some of whom actually turn up, some of whom are interesting), film soundtracks and other stuff made up on the spur of the moment. Regular features include music I borrow from the library, instrumentals and music around a moment in history. If your life has a soundtrack, the chances are you’ll hear it on Get Your Groove Back.

PLAYLIST FOR 17 / 5 / 2022 (PROGRAM 462) Side 2 of featured album for May: Getting Ready… by Freddie King (1971)

Tweets/ memes/ etc:

* “The first 40 years of childhood are the hardest” [anon]

* “Congrats u survived pandemic so your reward is World War 3” [Gabe Hudson]

* ” Waiter: kids under 12 eat for free…Dad: my son wants 4 large pizzas and one water for me” [anon]

*” Journo’s Trick Question Backfires As Albo Is Able To Name Entire Rabbitohs 1971 Grand Final Side” [Betoota Advocate headline]

* PM Refuses To Disendorse Handpicked Sydney Candidate Who Compared Pediatric Nurses To The KKKBetoota Advocate headline]

1. Kinglake Mountain Blues (Byrne) by Sons of the Blues (Driving Blues EP, 2021) [5:07]
2. 9 Times a Day (Rudd)by Xavier Rudd (To Let, 2002) [4:10] from Torquay, 1st of 10 albums
3. Are We Gonna Make It? (Haider) by Tammy Haider (The One, 2017) [3:00]
4. It Wasn’t Even Fun While Lasted (McCue) by Anne McCue (Blue Sky Thinkin”, 2015) [2:24]
Side 2 of Featured album for May, Getting Ready by Freddie King (1971)
Almost as soon as he had moved to Chicago, in 1949,King started sneaking into South Side nightclubs, where he heard blues performed by Muddy WatersHowlin’ WolfT-Bone WalkerElmore James, and Sonny Boy Williamson. King formed his first band, the Every Hour Blues Boys, with the guitarist Jimmie Lee Robinsonand the drummer Frank “Sonny” Scott. In 1952, while employed at a steel mill, the eighteen-year-old King occasionally worked as a sideman with such bands as the Little Sonny Cooper Band and Earl Payton’s Blues Cats. In 1953 he recorded with the latter for Parrot Records, but these recordings were never released. As the 1950s progressed, King played with several of Muddy Waters’s sidemen and other Chicago mainstays, including the guitarists Jimmy RogersRobert Lockwood Jr.Eddie Taylor, and Hound Dog Taylor; the bassist Willie Dixon; the pianist Memphis Slim; and the harmonicist Little Walter. King was repeatedly rejected in auditions for Chess Records, which was the home of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and Little Walter. The complaint was that King sang too much like B.B. King. A newer blues scene, lively with nightclubs and upstart record companies, was burgeoning on the West Side, though. The bassist and producer Willie Dixon, during a period of estrangement from Chess in the late 1950s, asked King to come to Cobra Records for a session, but the results have never been heard. Meanwhile, King established himself as perhaps the biggest musical force on the West Side. He played along with Magic Sam and reputedly played backing guitar, uncredited, on some of Sam’s tracks. By proclamation of the governor of Texas, Ann Richards, September 3, 1993, was declared Freddie King Day, an honour reserved for Texas legends, such as Bob Wills and Buddy Holly
5. Going down (Nix)
6. Living On The Highway (Russell/ Nix)
7. Walking By Myself (Lane)
8. Tore Down (King)
9.  Palace of the King (Russell/ Nix/ Dunn)
10. Of Dice & Men (Ferguson/ Katchoyan/ Mason)  by Cookin’ On 3 Burners (Blind Bet, 2014) [4:06]
11  Dandenong Station (Arrival) (Waddell) by  Greg Waddell (Eclectic Journey, 2004) [3:54] from Melbourne (?)
12. Wren’s Nest Set  (Waddell) by  Greg Waddell (Eclectic Journey, 2004) [4:00?]
13. Gosto De Ti  [I Like You] (Bonacci / Wood )by Bonacci & Wood (Moorea, 1999) [4:35] from Melbourne
14. Titati [Rocking] ((Koite?) by Habib  Koite & Bamada (Afriki, 2007) [3:23] try to know those who love you (Mandinka proverb) from Mali
15. Bi Gbaale Za [The Unfortunate Boy] (Dabire) by Gabin Dabire (Kontome, 1998) [3:08] from Burkina Faso; “Kontome” are idols representing  ancestral spirits, kept in every household
16. Firmani [The Little Black One] ((Koite?) by Habib Koite & Bamada (Afriki, 2007) [4:28]
17. Barra [Work] ((Koite?) by Habib Koite & Bamada (Afriki, 2007) [3:48] from the Peul tradition of Niafunke
18. Allah Ula (Toure) by Ali Farka Toure (Niajunke) [4:28]
19. Shmasha (Keila) by Kamal Keila (Muslims & Christians, 2018) [6:05] from Sudan
20. Baska Bir Alem [Another World] (Ertel/ Akman/ Tsoukalas) by Baba Zula (Do Not Obey, 2016) [4:19]

PLAYLIST FOR 3/5/22 (PROGRAM 461) Featured album: Getting Ready… by Freddie King (1971)/ Interview with Pat Byrne

Tweets/ memes/ etc:

* “It’s actually bad luck to say MacBook inside an office. You should call it ‘The Scottish Laptop'” [Natalie Kernot]

* “A little girl just came up to the ice cream truck and asked if she could buy an ice cream with a blue rock. I am now one blue rock richer” [Andrew Hilary]

*” Born too late to discover new land and too early to discover new worlds but just in time to collect microplastics in my major organs” [warrior cop]

* “”I Can’t Give You A Federal ICAC Because You Wouldn’t Vote For Us If You Knew What We Did” Say PM [Betoota Advocate headline]

* “PM Says Wages Will Only Rise In A Strong Economy, After The Pandemic, During A War With China” [Betoota Advocate headline]

* “Our lack of loyalty to [the findings of Royal Commissions] indicates that, as an electorate,  we value optics over operationalisation”  [Not Waving, Drowning Quarterly Essay,  Sarah Krasnostein]

1. I Done Quit (Boyes) by Fiona Boyes (Box & Dice, 2015) [4:05]
2. Housebound Blues  (Stoneking) by C.W. Stoneking (Jungle Blues, 2008) ]3:37] Kirsty Fraser vocals; one for covid blues
3. Baby Please (Hughes) by The Zydecats  (Zydecats, 1999) [4:01]
4. Permission To Play The Blues (Burns) by Unsealed Road (Small Tokens of Love & Regret, 2015) [5:00?]                                                          5. Hide Away (King) by Freddie King (live [2:33]                                                                                
Featured album: Getting Ready…
 (Side 1) by Freddie King (1971)  The 9th of 13 albums; 3/9/34-28/12/76. He is considered one of the “Three Kings of the Blues Guitar” (along with Albert King and B.B. King, none of whom were blood related). As he was repeatedly being rejected by Chess Records, he got signed to Federal Records, and got his break with single “Have You Ever Loved a Woman” and the instrumental “Hide Away“, which reached number 5 on the Billboard magazine’s rhythm and blues chart in 1961. It later became a blues standard.  He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by ZZ Top in 2012 and into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1982. His instrumental “Hide Away” was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s list of “500 Songs that Shaped Rock“. He was ranked 25th in the Rolling Stone magazine’s 2003 edition of “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and 15th in the 2011 edition.
6.Same Old Blues (Nix)
7. Dust My Room (James)
8. Worry My Life No More (Maco)
9. Five Long Years (Boyd)
10. Key To The Highway (Broonzy/ Segar)
Interview with Pat Byrne, founding member of Sons of the Blues, including the flollowing from The Sons of the Blues debut EP recording:
11.  All I Want Is You (Phillips)
12.  I Just Want To Do Is Make Love To You (Dixon)
13. I’m Ready (Dixon)

 

 

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