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From The Archive May 9, 2021 – Rob Alley Trio – “So What” | Something Blue
Posted on Tuesday May 11, 2021

Thanks Marty, this week on From The Archives we’ve got a jazz standard recorded at the Craighead Forest Bandshell.

Rob Alley taught at ASU and I recorded him several times at The Edge Coffeehouse so I was thrilled when I was able to book him to play at the bandshell on June 21, 2009. Playing with Rob Alley was David Eckert on bass and Mike Overall, drums. The audience loved their set of jazz standards. I will be playing more from this show on Something Blue this week.

For From The Archives I picked one of the most famous songs in jazz history. a Miles Davis composition from “Kind Of Blue”, here’s the Rob Alley Trio playing “So What”.
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Barn | Something Blue
Posted on Sunday May 09, 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Plain Meanness, Chris & Spigs, and The Aerolites. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.

Chris & Spigs’ Rock & Roll Circus Live at Barn Jams, Vol. II (FREE RELEASE) on 2021-04-20
archive.org/details/CAS2021-04-20.ChrisAndSpigsRockAndRollCircusBarnJamsVolumeII

The Aerolites Live at The Wild Fern on 2021-04-20
archive.org/details/aero2021-04-20

Plain Meanness
KASU Blue Monday October 17, 2011
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From The Archive April 25, 2021 – Blind Mississippi Morris – “You Know I Like That” | Something Blue
Posted on Monday April 26, 2021

Thanks Marty, this week on From The Archives we got the real blues.

Blind Mississippi Morris came from a musical family, cousin to Willie Dixon and also cousin to Robert and Mary Diggs who led the Memphis Sheiks. Bluzharp magazine named him as one of the 10 best harmonic players in the world.

So I was lucky to be able to record him at a KASU Blue Monday held in Paragould, Arkansas, on May 16, 2011. He was joined by his regular accompanist, Brad Webb on guitar and kick drum. And that’s our Arkansas tie for Blind Mississippi Morris. Born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, he made Memphis his home, both across the river from Arkansas. But he would still come to Arkansas to play and I will never forget his performance at Blue Monday ten years ago.

Here’s Blind Mississippi Morris now singing “You Know I Like That”.

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Muffin | Something Blue
Posted on Sunday April 25, 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring The Hanging Chads, NJHB, and Vertigo Jazz Project. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.

Vertigo Jazz Project Live at Double Door Inn on 2009-05-22
archive.org/details/vertjazz2009-05-22.flacf16

Hanging Chads Live at Sheraton Hotel Deck Party on 2006-09-15
archive.org/details/chads2006-09-15.flac16

NJHB Live at HairyLarryLand on 2018-07-28
archive.org/details/hl2018-07-28
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Hide | Something Blue
Posted on Sunday April 18, 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring The Beau Sasser Trio, The Mudcats, and the Benevento Russo Duo. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.

Benevento/Russo Live at Relix Studio on 2021-03-29
archive.org/details/duo2021-03-29

Beau Sasser Trio Live at The Main Pub on 2021-04-03
archive.org/details/BST2021-04-03.BeauSasserTrioTelefunkenDSBD

The Mudcats – Blues Fest House Band
archive.org/details/blues_fest_house_band
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From The Archive April 11, 2021 – The Mudcats – “Guitar Blues” | Something Blue
Posted on Monday April 12, 2021

Thanks Marty, this week on From The Archives we’re featuring some blues recorded at Blues Fest.

The Mudcats were the Blues Fest House Band. We had a band call in sick so I gathered some musicians from the audience and told everyone we were The Mudcats. After hosting the jam set and filling in again people started asking when The Mudcats were going to play. So we ended up on the schedule.

The core group was George Hinds, bass; Randy Gambill, drums, and I was on guitar. We always had guests and on September 2, 2007, we had Scott Mathis on lead guitar. Which was appropriate because the song we’re going to hear is “Guitar Blues”.

Now here are The Mudcats playing a song I wrote called “Guitar Blues”.

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From The Archive April 4, 2021 – Caprice – “Papa Samba” | Something Blue
Posted on Monday April 05, 2021

Thanks Marty, this week on From The Archives we’re featuring more jazz recorded right here in Jonesboro.

Caprice was a student band at ASU and I had been recording their recitals. When they decided to record an album they asked me and I was very excited to record these great songwriters and musicians. After all the work they had put into developing their band sound it was important to me to get their songs down before Tim Moore and Brandon Moore left ASU to continue their jazz education at North Texas State.

Playing in Caprice were Tim Moore, piano; Brandon Moore, sax; Alex Ditto, guitar; Matt Bounds, bass; and Addison Boling, drums.

Here they are now playing a Brandon Moore composition, “Papa Samba”.
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From The Archive March 28, 2021 – Jazz Alliance – “12 Bar Bruise” | Something Blue
Posted on Sunday March 28, 2021

I was enjoying a Jazz Alliance performance at The Edge Coffeehouse after I retired and on break I was talking to Janie Overall who told me that at ASU the state pays the tuition for senior citizens, 60 or over. So I can say that it was Jazz Alliance that brought me back to ASU where I took Percussion lessons from Craig Collison and Jazz Improv from Ron Horton. Soon after that I resumed my composition studies and resumed hosting Something Blue at KASU.

Ron Horton wrote some great songs and I began recording their live performances collecting the tracks that ended up on their “Partly Cloudy” CD. Playing on the CD are Ron Horton, trumpet; Craig Collison, vibes; David Eckert, bass; and Mike Overall, drums. They helped me start the KASU Jazz Thursday concerts and also played at Bebopalooza! Their personnel have strong connections to ASU and the public library.

They were a great band and I have featured them many times on Something Blue, mostly playing jazz standards recorded at public performances. This week I am featuring originals written by Ron Horton. Here’s Jazz Alliance now playing “12 Bar Bruise”.
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Quip | Something Blue
Posted on Sunday March 28, 2021

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Suke Cerulo, 3 Peas, and Speaking in Tongues. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.

Something Blue – Quip – March 27, 2021

Suke Cerulo Live at Sidewalk Cafe on 2012-06-16
archive.org/details/sukecerulo2012-06-16.sukecerulo2012-06-16

Speaking in Tongues Live at Mama’s Blues on 2003-04-30
archive.org/details/SiT2003-04-30

3 Peas Live at Aggie Theater on 2004-01-31
archive.org/details/3peas-2004-01-31ATS

Besides being featured on Something Blue this week this concerts are on rotation on Alive All Night every night on MixRemix Radio at mixremix.cc
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From The Archive March 21, 2021 – Delta Legends – “These Blues” | Something Blue
Posted on Monday March 22, 2021

Thanks Marty, this week on From The Archives we’re featuring some blues guitar from Delta Legends.

On June 10, 2018, I took a drive down to John Shepherd’s studio to record with Delta Legends. John Shepherd and Jeremy Burnett are both from Wynne and I live outside of Brookland. We recorded several songs and three of them are featured on our CD, “Two Woman Blues”. At the session John played guitar, Jeremy was on harp, and I’m on the bass. We all sing.

John is a virtuoso electric blues guitarist who plays especially well on slow blues standards like “Red House” and “Last Night”. One of the songs we recorded that day is a John Shepherd original called “These Blues”. John wrote it, John sings it, and John’s on guitar. Here’s Delta Legends now playing “These Blues”.

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