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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Show - A musical mid-life crisis -- a late-night search for meaning and happiness airs on WRIR LP Monday nights from 11 PM to 1 AM. Stream the show @ www.wrir.org
Spent a week in Chicago with the family earlier this month. While we had a chance to check out many of the "sites", I think I had the most fun searching the bins at the city's best record stores. It's great when your kids are of the age where they want to do the same (the bill when you check out is a little heftier). We spent several hours in Dusty Groove, Reckless, and the Jazz Record Mart - pictured below.
picked up some great music and decided to feature the music of Chicago (the city - not the band for anyone that has seen Larry David's Clear History) on tonight's show. While Chicago is of course known for the blues (and we'll kick off the show with some killer blues tracks) the city is the home to several great labels - Twinight, Nickel and Penny, Chess, Delmark, abd Bloodshot to name but a few. It's the home of the Old Town School of Folk Music (think Visual Arts Center in Richmond) and had its own folk movement. It's also the home of great soul, Americana, jazz, avant garde, experimental and tons fo great artists. Really our two hours tonight doesn't nearly do justice to the city's rich musical heritage, but we're going to have a great time trying and I know you're gonna love what you hear. So stay tuned...
BTW - are you a fan of Wilco - my son Malcolm recreated their Yankee Foxtrot Hotel cover art with his IPhone - pictured below.
Sweet Home Chicago Magic Sam West Side Soul
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band w/ Buddy Guy Hoodoo Man Blues
Train I Ride Big Time Sarah South Side Chicago Blues
Too Much Alcohol J.B. Hutto J.B. Hutto and the Houserockers Live 1977
Smile On My Face Sunnyland Slim South Side Chicago Blues
Straight Love, No Chaser Syl Johnson Complete Mythology
Soul Vibrations Dorothy Ashby Chicago Soul: Electric Blues, Funk & Soul
My Sunshine Girl The Radiants Eccentric Soul: Twinight's Lunar Rotation
Mighty, Mighty Lover Little Ben and the Cheers Eccentric Soul: The Nickel and Penny Labels
Stoned Out of My Mind The Chi-Lites Greatest Hits
Party Time Ramsey Lewis Chicago Soul: Electric Blues, Funk
Soul Fountain Jodie Christian Chicago Jazz - Delmark 50th Anniversary
Walking In The Moonlight Art Ensemble of Chicago Third Decade
The Mystery of Two Sun Ra Cosmos
Osinato Robert Mazurek and Chicago Underground Chicago's Avant Today
Throwing Bricks The Flying Luttenbachers Live at WNUR 2-6-92
Stations of the Tide Henry Kaiser and Jim O'Rourke Tomorrow Knows Where You Live
Handshake Drugs Wilco A Ghost Is Born
Imogene Robbie Fulks Gone Away Backward
Great Chicago Fire Waco Brothers and Paul Burch The Great Chicago Fire
Worried Man Blues Chris Walz Old Town School of Folk Music - Songbook Vol. 1
Turnpike Tom Steve Goodman Steve Goodman
Far From Me John Prine John Prine
Deep River Blues Janet Bean Old Town School of Folk Music - Songbook Vol. 1
Cut You A Loose Otis Rush West Side Chicago Blues
You Done Lost Your Good Thing Luther Allison West Side Chicago Blues