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    Who wouldn't wanna have your own pirate radio station? How cool would that be? A few hours a night, maybe 12=3. Kinda like Wolfman Jack (not that he was a pirate ) and "who is this guy?" remember that?

    While I'm basically a blues guy, sort of an historian in that I know all those old primitive (20's-30;s) cats (dates/origins) and own most of it, up into the days of Muddy, the Wolf, the other Sonny Boy, Hooker and Lightnin' etc. But I also enjoy other stuff. If we could play DJ, I'd go with four song sets then explain what was heard maybe a little history/story about the artists, the song.

    The main thing is set a mood, and a smooth transition from one tune to the next keeping that smooth mood. The word..flow...would work.

    Volcano, Damien Rice

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZduDvIBu3EU

    She Don't Know, JJ Grey and MOFRO

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeNlyMlQ ... E06D8E0DD5

    Arms of a Woman, Amos Lee

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_FwGvX_pCI

    Uncertain, Dylan LeBlanc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_6egYg_Sf4


    So if you were to attempt this what four song set would it be? Remember a mood and a smooth flow.

    I like to go with themes, ya know...trains, prison, wicked wimmen, crawling kingsnakes, hard times, etc,

    You could make a night of it working off the "House of the Rising Sun" theme. Obviously you'd want a little distance between covers of the Clarence Ashley 1933 original. There's where your creativity comes in. Of course everyone always thinks of Eric Burdon and the Animals but it's an old tune that goes back to before Ashley, nobody seems to know it's true origins. The Callahan Brothers, Georgia Turner (very primitive) and Leadbelly all did covers prior to 1945, Waylon Jennings (yep!) does a great job in the mid 60's. Bob Dylan also does a great cover on his debut album ..Bob Dylan.

    Then there's this....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbu8wQdkK-g

    Notice it keeps with the mood?

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    With all the music aficinados here I thought this would fly,

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      Surprised to see JJ Grey & Mofro listed in your post. We've seen them live here in the last 8 yrs. many times in the Jacksonville, FL area. JJ performs mostly as a solo artist now and with a changing group of musicians backing on the "jam band" festival circuit. Their first 4 albums are great.

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        Originally posted by Bruce Kritzler
        Surprised to see JJ Grey & Mofro listed in your post. We've seen them live here in the last 8 yrs. many times in the Jacksonville, FL area. JJ performs mostly as a solo artist now and with a changing group of musicians backing on the "jam band" festival circuit. Their first 4 albums are great.
        I discovered the band by accident. I came across a video of Papa Mali doing "Early in the Morning" (actually Little Sadie as he explains) the band was backing Papa Mali... I thought....damn!!!!!!!!! So I looked into JJ Grey & Mofro, and yep.....damn!!!!!!!!!!!

        Grey has those smooth vocals.

        Now if I went with a Louisiana/Florida four tune set....

        Johnny "Slim" Campbell
        Papa Mali
        JJ Grey & Mofro (or just Grey as you mentioned)
        Tony Joe White

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-LPvl0stGE

        Cover of an old (30's) Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe McCoy tune (married) yep, that's where Zeppelin got it also.

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