Up The Line – December 20, 2010

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Dec 202010

It’s now just a few days before Christmas, so I thought that perhaps I should play some seasonal music. Yo Yo Ma has an excellent CD with some wonderful guests including Dave Brubeck, but I chose his version of John Lennon’s Happy Christmas, and the beautiful Wexford Carol with Allison Krauss.

A couple of local musicians have some new CDs out too: Jim Finn’s band, Finn, has 10 Years Old, and the elegant Dennis Aubrey has his Christmas 1914 available; a couple of tracks from each seemed to be a good idea. Be sure to catch them around the traps in Sydney.

Here’s tonight’s playlist.

Artist: Jimi Hendrix
Title: Hear My Freedom (Anthology Version)
Album: West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology

Artist: John Lennon
Title: Happy Xmas (War is Over)
Album: The John Lennon Collection

Artist: Tab Benoit & Jimmy Thackery
Title: Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
Album: Whiskey Store

Artist: Tom Jones
Title: Didn’t It Rain
Album: Praise & Blame

Artist: Dennis Aubrey
Title: Sweet P
Album: Christmas 1914

Artist: Yo-Yo Ma
Title: The Wexford Carol (Allison Krauss)
Album: Songs of Joy & Peace

Artist: Alison Krauss & Robert Plant
Title: Fortune Teller
Album: Raising Sand

Artist: Finn
Title: Messing With The Blues
Album: 10 Years Old

Artist: Peter Green
Title: Albatross With Chris Coco
Album: The Anthology 4cd Deluxe Box Set (2008) (4-4)

Artist: Rod Jeffery
Title: Route 66
Album: Beachhead’s Blues

Artist: Otis Rush & Friends
Title: Everyday I Have The Blues (With Eric Clapton and Luther Allison)
Album: Live At Montreux 1986

Artist: Koko Taylor
Title: Blues Hotel
Album: Royal Blue

Artist: Aretha Franklin
Title: Respect
Album: Atlantic Gold – CD2

Artist: Slim Harpo
Title: Blues Hangover
Album: Raining In My Heart

Artist: Otis Spann
Title: Worried Life Blues
Album: Otis Spann Is The Blues

Artist: Peter Green
Title: Ain’t Nobody’s Business With Otis Spann
Album: The Anthology 4cd Deluxe Box Set (2008 (2-4)

Artist: Yo-Yo Ma
Title: Happy Xmas (War is Over) (Jake Shimabukuro)
Album: Songs of Joy & Peace

Artist: Storm Cellar
Title: Whiskey Talking
Album: Whiskey Talking

Artist: The Foreday Riders
Title: Educated Fool
Album: Live @ Frenches

Artist: Finn
Title: Warm Sydney Nights
Album: 10 Years Old

Artist: Dennis Aubrey
Title: Tomorrow In Sydney
Album: Christmas 1914

Artist: Tab Benoit
Title: When a Cajun Man Gets the Blues
Album: Wetlands

Artist: Trombone Shorty
Title: O Holy Night

Wednesday September 29

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Sep 302010

Good morning.

I’m home and refreshed after last night’s Muso’s Club jam at the Bald Faced Stag, capably run by the masterful Jim Finn on drums, and ably assisted by Adam Pringle on guitar and Bill Crossland on bass.

Lots of good players present and jamming, and lots of good sets played as a result.