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Jun 11, 2020 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
With Jackson Buck
Jackson Buck holds court every Thursday afternoon (4:00-6:00pm) on KFAI with his roots-rock show Freewheelin'. Tune in as Freewheelin’ delivers a free-flowing roots musical journey through the years of recorded history featuring the sounds of Americana, rockabilly, blues, alt-country, rock & roll, swing, folk, Cajun & zydeco, old-time, and a whole bunch of other crapola for your listening enjoyment.
No matter how it's labeled, this great music all falls under the roots umbrella. Jackson not only plays historical tracks from days gone by, but weaves the past into the present by including modern interpreters of the roots genre. Each show features new releases as well as a journey thru the years.
Live performances, interviews, information, and lots of great rootsy music…..all on Freewheelin’
Dave Alvin Walk Right In
Public Domain: Songs From The Wild Land Hightone 2000
Curtis Mayfield Beautiful Brother of Mine
Roots RCA 1971
the album is regarded as not just one of Mayfield's best works but also as a classic release of the '70s soul era,
Charles Bradley The World (Is Going Up in Flames) [feat. Menahan Street Band]
No Time for Dreaming (feat. Menahan Street Band) Daptone Records 2011
The Devonns Blood Red Blues (Protest Song)
The Devonns Record Kicks 2020
The Devonns are a new soul band from Chicago, Illinois. Raised on a strict diet of 60s and 70s Soul music, despite their very young age the lads have very clear in their mind what to do. Pulling from influences such as The Impressions, Leroy Hutson and Leon Ware as well as from contemporary acts such as Raphael Saadiq and Jamie Lidell, The Devonns' main focus is on exploring the elements of songwriting and arranging/production that made music from 1965 on.
Curtis Mayfield Keep On Keeping' On
Roots Warner 1971
Roots is Curtis Mayfield's visionary album, a landmark creation every bit as compelling and far-reaching in its musical and extra-musical goals as Marvin Gaye's contemporary What's Goin' On. Opening on the hit "Get Down," the album soars on some of the sweetest and most eloquent -- yet driving -- soul sounds heard up to that time. AMG
The Impressions We're a Winner
We're a Winner Geffen 1968
Curtis Mayfield & the Impressions both reflected and encouraged the '60s civil rights movement with classics such as "Keep on Pushing," "People Get Ready," and "Amen." "We're a Winner" went to number one R&B and number 14 pop in early 1968. To get a jovial feeling, a crowd was invited to the studio.
Beans & Fatback All I Think About
Beans & Fatback Excelsior Recordings 2010
The band was inspired by Surf Nuggets, obscure Rockabilly, Exotica, Ethio-Funk grooves and straight forward high energy Rock&Roll. beansandfatback.com
Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul Down and Out In New York City
Soulfire Live! Steven Van Zandt Catalog 2018
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes New Coat of Paint
In the Heat Mirage Records / Unidisc Music Inc. 1984
Great cover of a Tom Waits tune. Let's put a new coat of paint on the old town
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes The Fever
I Don't Want To Go Home Epic 1976
Cover of a tune written by their buddy from Ashbury Park, NJ....Bruce Springsteen
Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles Rise
Rise - Single Culture Collective 2020
all proceeds from this single go to Color Of Change
Eric Burdon 16 Tons
The Night One Way 1998
Written by Merle Travis.
Steve Earle & The Dukes Times Like These
single New West 2020
digital-only single that resonates in times like these
The Chesterfield Kings Sing Me Back Home
Live Onstage...If You Want It Wicked Cool Records 2009
The Chesterfield Kings were a rock band from Rochester, New York, who began as a retro-1960s garage band, and who have heavily mined 1960s music, including some borrowing from the 1960s recordings of The Rolling Stones
Michael Franti & Spearhead Show Me Your Peace Sign
Stay Human Vol. II Boo Boo Wax 2019
“Show me your peace sign, when there’s no sign of peace, from the north to the south to the west to the east.” ― Every day I’m inspired by people who show up to do positive things in the world despite the pressure to become cynical, or numb to it all. People who show up with passion and tenacity when others say “it can’t be done.” MF
Paul Brady The World Is What You Make It
Nobody Knows: The Best of Paul Brady Peebee Music 2010
He's collaborated with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Richard Thompson, and Béla Fleck, just to name a few,
McKinley Mitchell The World Is In Trouble
single Secret Stash 2019
unreleased song; discovered and released by Secret Stash
Willie Murphy & The Angel Headed Hipsters Keep On Rockin' That Boat
Monkey In The Zoo Atomic Theory 1997
Willie Murphy, the good will ambassador
Willie Murphy and the Angel Headed Hipsters The World Is a Neighborhood
Monkey In the Zoo Atomic Theory 1998
"The world is a neighborhood, the neighborhood ain't going too good, the people got to take control, or there won't be no neighborhood no more." Willie Murphy
The Modulations This Whole World Is Going Down
Michael Kaeshammer Shoo-Ra
Live Onstage...If You Want It Linus 2020
Tom Hambridge I Had a Real Good Time
Boom Tom Hambridge 2011
Tom Hambridge is a three-time Grammy™- winning producer, songwriter, & drummer for his production work on two of blues legend Buddy Guy’s most critically acclaimed albums: ‘Living Proof’ (2011) , “Born to Play Guitar’ (2016) and The Bles is Alive and Well (2018).. Tom has also produced 5 other Grammy nominated albums. He has won numerous W.C. Handy and Blues Music Awards, eight Boston Music Awards and several ASCAP Country Music Awards.
Peter Tosh Johnny B Goode
Mama Africa EMI 1983
Singer, musician, composer, and rebel Peter Tosh cut a swathe through the Jamaican musical scene, both as a founding member of the Wailers and as a solo artist. He toured with the Rolling Stones and had an international hit with a duet with Mick Jagger, then toured again to equally rapturous world audiences as the headlining act.
Curtis Mayfield Move On Up (Extended Version)
Curtis (Expanded Edition) Rhino 2000
Curtis Mayfield Can't Say Nothin'
Back to the World Snapper 1973