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THE BLEND #27: EASY LISTENING - ELLA TO JONI, B.B. TO JAMES TAYLOR

The Blend #27: IRA’S EASY LISTENING, THEN AND NOW Broadcast 6-7-2016 Host/Engineer: Ira For: ex-patradio.fr Listen to archived show on Mixcloud HERE Glenn Miller Orchestra – In The Mood Ella Fitzgerald – Basin Street Blues Peggy Lee – Stormy Weather // Billie Holiday – Lover Man Lonette McKee & Dexter Gordon – How Long Has This Been Going On? Aretha Franklin – My Song // Sandy Denny John the Gun Bonnie Raitt – I Feel the Same Grateful Dead - Ripple // B.B. King – Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out John Lee Hooker & Bonnie Raitt – I’m In the Mood Roy Rogers & Norton Buffalo – Mercury Blues // Ellen McIlwaine – I Want Watcha Got James Brown – Cold Sweat, Pt. 1 Derek & The Dominos – Little Wing // Derek & The Dominos – Have You Ever Loved a Woman Dave Matthews Band – Ants Marching Tom Waits – Downtown Train // Ricki Lee Jones – Young Blood Joni Mitchell – Sweet Bird Simon & Garfunkel – Sc

THE BLEND #26: THE BLUES OF ROUNDER RECORDS

The Blend #26: ROUNDER RECORDS Broadcast 3-7-2016 Host/Engineer: Ira For: ex-patradio.fr Listen to archived show on Mixcloud HERE Robert Nighthawk – Mr. Bell’s Shuffle J.B. Hutto – Jealous Hearted Woman Jimmie Rogers & Ronnie Earl – Left Me with a Broken Heart // Frank Hovington – Mean Old Frisco Booker T. Laurie – Blues with a Feeling Johnny Shines & Robert Lockwood, Jr. – Lonesome Whistle // Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson – Ain’t Treating Me Right Tracy Nelson – I Feel So Good The Holmes Brothers – Up Above My Head // Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown – Sometimes I Slip Magic Dick – Full Court Press Rory Block – Since You Been Gone // Professor Longhair – Boogie Champion Jack Dupree – Give Me Flowers While I’m Livin’ Charles Brown – Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen // Duke Robillard & Roomful of Blues – Texas Flood Ronnie Eart – Green Light Larry Davis – Help the Poor // Ron Levy – Gimme a Break The Persuasio

NUNEZ, SAVALL & CO. at FONTFROIDE - CONCERT REVIEW

  Imagine the courtyard of an abbey that's 1,000 years old with the granite crags of a steep hill in the background. As dusk approaches, hundreds of people find their places in rows of temporary seating. In front of them, once the sky turns fully dark, Jordi Savall and four other players take seats in comfy chairs on a raised platform.  Catalan-born Savall, an early music master and expert on the viola da gamba, is a true heavyweight. Among his many awards and accolades, he holds the French Legion of Honor and has been appointed the European Union ambassador for intercultural dialogue. Next to Savall we see an Irish harp player, two percussionists, and a guitar player. Savall begins tuning. (As the evening progresses, we learn that Savall is the Leo Kottke of early music, tuning whenever he has the chance, even quietly during pieces while other players are featured. He can't be blamed. It's a cool, humid night and his instruments are sensitive to the cond

THE BLEND #25: KEEP ON SWINGIN' - BASIE & ELLINGTON, ELLA & BILLIE...

The Blend #25: KEEP ON SWINGIN' Broadcast 29-6-2016 Host/Engineer: Ira For: ex-patradio.fr Listen to archived show on Mixcloud HERE Count Basie – April in Paris Louis Armstrong & Louis Jordan – You Rascal You Benny Goodman – Stompin’ at the Savoy // Nat King Cole & George Shearing – Azure Te Eartha Kitt – Autumn Leaves Nina Simone – I Love You Porgy Nina Simone – I Love You Porgy // Dinah Washington – Caravan Eartha Kitt – C’est Si Bon Frank Sinatra – Yesterdays // Ella Fitzgerald – Easy to Love Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson – Just One of Those Things Frank Sinatra & Dorothy Kirsten – My Romance // Nina Simone – Fine and Mellow Louis Armstrong – Go Down Moses Erroll Garner – Them There Eyes // Duke Ellington – Stompin’ at the Savoy Count Basie – Flight of the Foo Birds Artie Shaw – Summertime // Quincy Jones – Soleil de Minuit Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan – Petootie Pie Billie Holid