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Freewheelin'

Nov 26, 2020 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Music/Roots/Americana

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’

Freewheelin'
4:00 PM
Dave Alvin - Walk Right In
Dave Alvin Walk Right In
Public Domain: Songs From The Wild Land Hightone 2000
Theme song for Freewheelin' by Dave Alvin, a true American treasure!
4:04 PM
Kacey & Clayton plus Marlon Williams - I Wonder Why
Kacey & Clayton plus Marlon Williams I Wonder Why
New West 2020
Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams are set to release their debut collaboration Plastic Bouquet on December 11th, 2020 via New West Records. The 11-song set was produced by Kacy Lee Anderson & Marlon Williams and was recorded in Saskatoon, SK and Nashville, TN.
4:06 PM
Dave Bille - 4 Doors Down
Dave Bille 4 Doors Down
Frame X Frame Velvet Squirrel 2020
Solid release by Dave, You may know him from his work with Bill Giese and Clint Hoover in The Promise Breakers or from his stint in The Sweet Colleens
4:10 PM
Steve Forbert - Only You (And Nobody Else)
Steve Forbert Only You (And Nobody Else)
The Magic Tree Blue Rose Music 2018
"The Steve Forbert Saga is irresistible. Nothing, nothing in this world, is going to stop Steve Forbert, and on that I'll bet anything you'd care to wager." - Rolling Stone “At heart he has always been an introspective, homespun philosopher who muses out loud in folksy vignettes that show him to be at once ingenuous and canny.” - The New York Times "The Magic Tree showcases Forbert’s restless creativity and his ability to weave all styles of music into his songs, and his memoir, Big City Cat, offers a glimpse into the ways that Forbert continues to develop this gift of creativity that has sustained him all these years." - No Depression
4:14 PM
Chip Taylor - New Song of Freedom
Chip Taylor New Song of Freedom
New Songs of Freedom Train Wreck Records 2008
Chip Taylor is an American songwriter, noted for writing "Angel of the Morning" and "Wild Thing". His songs have been covered, and often made into hits, by a wide range of artists, including The Troggs, Merrilee Rush & The Turnabouts, P.P. Arnold, Janis Joplin, Juice Newton, Anne Murray, Ace Frehley, Jimi Hendrix, Chrissie Hynde, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris.
4:19 PM
WHAT ANGIE"S LISTENING TO - Former KFAI host ("In Your Ear") Angie Pykonen's weekly feature
WHAT ANGIE"S LISTENING TO Former KFAI host ("In Your Ear") Angie Pykonen's weekly feature
on Freewheelin' Freewheelin' 2020
4:21 PM
Bobby Keys - Bootleg
Bobby Keys Bootleg
Bobby Keys Rhino/Warner Records 1972
Bobby Keys is considered to be the sixth member of The Rolling Stones. Besides playing on seminal Stones albums, Exile on Main Street, Sticky Fingers, and Let it Bleed, Keys contributed to records by Joe Cocker, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Carly Simon, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Humble Pie, Joe Ely, and solo efforts by every Beatle but McCartney. He grew up in Slaton, Tx.right outside of Lubbock, and played with some of the most iconic artists of the 20th century — from Buddy Holly, Etta James, Eric Clapton, Marvin Gaye and countless others.
4:25 PM
Duke Robillard - I Ain't Gonna Do It
Duke Robillard I Ain't Gonna Do It
Blues Bash! Stony Plain Records 2020
Duke Robillard has defined himself as not merely a great artist, but also a true historian, scholar and curator who is adept at electric and acoustic blues, jazz, jump, swing, ballads and standards. Grammy-nominated and a five-time winner of the Blues Award, over his 50 plus year career Duke has been a prolific songwriter and is considered a blues guitar master. Duke continues to be a sought after side-man and featured guest. Duke has admitted that his concept for this album was to make a straight vintage style blues album: danceable rhythms, no hook-laden songs... basically a blues party album. As always, the music is impeccable, classy and powerful.
4:28 PM
Jack Broadbent - Wishing Well
Jack Broadbent Wishing Well
Moonshine Blue Crows Feet Records, Inc. 2019
Hailed as “the new master of the slide guitar” by the Montreux Jazz Festival and "the real thang” by the legendary Bootsy Collins, Jack Broadbent has spent the past few years wowing international audiences with his unique blend of virtuosic acoustic and slide guitar, and poignant folk and blues-inspired vocals. Born in rural Lincolnshire, England, Jack grew up listening to artists like Radiohead, Robert Johnson, Joni Mitchell, and Davey Graham. These legends influenced Jack’s distinctive songwriting, singing, production, and performance style, giving his music a depth and heart that defies genres. Jack‘s performances exude warmth, humor, and energy that has electrified audiences worldwide.
4:33 PM
Colin Lake - Extraordinary Times
Colin Lake Extraordinary Times
Forces of Nature Splice Records 2020
New Orleans guitarist. After two albums [(2011) The Ones I Love / (2015) One Thing That’s For Sure], hundreds of shows and nearly a decade of living and performing in New Orleans, Colin Lake and his wife decided to buy a sailboat, sell their house and pursue a completely different dream than the one they had been fortunate enough to share up to that point.
4:37 PM
Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles - Get As Gone Can Get
Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles Get As Gone Can Get
Love's Middle Name Blue Corn Music 2018
— As rock phenoms go, Sarah Borges has never been easy to pin down. Since bursting onto the national scene in 2005 as the lead singer of the Broken Singles, she hasn’t allowed a speck of dust to settle on her sound or her story. Instead, the Massachusetts native has just kept on moving and shaking. “Critics have always loved Sarah, but that doesn’t mean they’ve figured out what to do with her,” says Binky, her longtime bassist and best friend of 15 years. He has a point. Conduct even a quick Google search, and you’ll find that she’s been dubbed everything — from an Americana darling to a roots rocker to a cowpunk to the next Sheryl Crow — by tastemakers as diverse as The New York Times and SiriusXM Outlaw Country Radio.
4:39 PM
Larry Williams - Slow Down
Larry Williams Slow Down
single Specialty 1957
R'n'b/rock'n'roll singer-songwriter Williams didn't have a particularly long time in the spotlight -- he appeared in '57 and was effectively gone from the charts within three years -- but his small catalogue influenced a generation of British singers, among them John Lennon who was a huge fan. In fact the Beatles covered three Williams' songs in their early career -- Bad Boy, Dizzy Miss Lizzie and Slow Down -- and when Lennon had to turn in his rock'n'roll album he covered Williams' Bony Moronie . . . and he did Dizzy Miss Lizzie again with the Plastic Ono Band. The young Stones (and later solo McCartney) picked up on Williams' She Said Yeah, his Short Fat Fannie was a bandstand favourite of many in the British Beat Boom, and . . . and that was about Williams' hit catalogue right there.' elsewhere.co.nz
4:41 PM
The Growlers - Social Man
The Growlers Social Man
Natural Affair Beach Goth Records 2019
Led by singer Brooks Nielsen and music director/guitarist Matt Taylor, The Growlers have forged their own twisted path on the global music scene since their founding in 2006 in Dana Point, California. They’re the party band that grew into a traveling circus, spawning their own annual event (Beach Goth) and growing an international fanbase, while releasing six studio records that trace a line from garage psych ballads to edgy radio pop.
4:46 PM
STONED ON FREEWHEELIN' - Weekly tribute to the Rolling Stones
STONED ON FREEWHEELIN' Weekly tribute to the Rolling Stones
Freewheelin' Freewheelin'
Jackson Buck's weekly tribute to the Rolling Stones on Freewheelin'
4:47 PM
The Rolling Stones - Good Times
The Rolling Stones Good Times
Out of Our Heads ABKCO Music & Records, Inc. 1965
Cover of a Sam Cooke song. Out of Our Heads was released in two editions with different covers and track listings. In the US, London Records released it on 30 July 1965, while Decca Records released its UK edition on 24 September 1965. Overall, it is the band's third British and fourth American studio album. Besides the key band members of singer Mick Jagger, guitarists Brian Jones and Keith Richards, bassist Bill Wyman, and drummer Charlie Watts, the album also contains musical contributions from former Rolling Stones member Ian Stewart, and frequent collaborator Jack Nitzsche. It was produced by the band's manager Andrew Loog Oldham.
4:50 PM
The Rolling Stones - The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man
The Rolling Stones The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man
Out of Our Heads ABKCO 1965
• This song is representative of music industry insiders who work on the business end - the guys who have nothing creative to offer, but deem themselves important to the process. With convoluted titles and bad toupees, these guys fostered a stereotype that the Rolling Stones played up in this song, describing a guy who thinks he is far more important than he actually is. • In the US, this was released as the B-side of "Satisfaction." • This was the last song credited to Nanker Phelge, a goofy name for a Mick Jagger/Keith Richards composition. "Nanker" was a wacky face they would make to amuse each other, "Phelge" was a roommate of Keith Richards whom he considered "The most disgusting person ever." • The Stones recorded this at Chess studios in Chicago, where many American Blues legends recorded. songfests.com
4:52 PM
Alexis Korner - Get Off My Cloud
Alexis Korner Get Off My Cloud
Get Off My Cloud Polydor 1975
Alexis Korner, was a British blues musician and radio broadcaster, who has sometimes been referred to as "a founding father of British blues". A major influence on the sound of the British music scene in the 1960s, Korner was instrumental in the formation of several notable British bands including The Rolling Stones and Free.
5:01 PM
Steve Earle - Harlem River Blues
Steve Earle Harlem River Blues
J.T. New West Records 2021
Steve is releasing an album of songs written by his son Justin Townes Earle, who passed away earlier this year. Due to be released on Jan. 4, 2021, which would have been Justin's 39th birthday.
5:04 PM
Justin Townes Earle - South Georgia Sugar Babe
Justin Townes Earle South Georgia Sugar Babe
The Good Life Bloodshot Records 2008
For his full-length debut, Justin Townes Earle resists the temptation to ride the coattails of his two famous namesakes (his father, Steve Earle, and singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt) and instead lays bare a much broader set of influences. Anyone expecting the son of Steve Earle to be another gravel-voiced, rock-leaning, political shit-stirrer will be surprised by The Good Life, which owes as much to old-timey acoustic blues and country as it does to the singer-songwriter types who have had more obvious impact on the contemporary Americana scene.
5:08 PM
The Turtles - Food
The Turtles Food
The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands Flo & Eddie, Inc. 1968
Flo & Eddie present us with a recipe for brownies, just for Thanksgiving. Of course, they have a secret ingredient.
5:12 PM
WHAT ANGIE"S LISTENING TO - Former KFAI host ("In Your Ear") Angie Pykonen's weekly feature
WHAT ANGIE"S LISTENING TO Former KFAI host ("In Your Ear") Angie Pykonen's weekly feature
on Freewheelin' Freewheelin' 2020
5:13 PM
Fred Schneider - Coconut
Fred Schneider Coconut
For The Love Of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson Music Masters 1995
Fred Schneider (of the B-52's) cool cover of Harry Nilsson's song.
5:18 PM
Hot Lips Page - Last Call For Alcohol (10-29-52)
Hot Lips Page Last Call For Alcohol (10-29-52)
The Hot Lips Page Collection 1929-53 Acrobat
One of the great swing trumpeters in addition to being a talented blues vocalist, Hot Lips Page's premature passing left a large hole in the jazz world; virtually all musicians (no matter their style) loved him. Page gained early experience in the 1920s performing in Texas, playing in Ma Rainey's backup band. He was with Walter Page's Blue Devils during 1928-1931, and then joined Bennie Moten's band in Kansas City in time to take part in a brilliant 1932 recording session. Page freelanced in Kansas City and in 1936 was one of the stars in Count Basie's orchestra but, shortly before Basie was discovered, Joe Glaser signed Hot Lips as a solo artist. Although Page's big band did alright in the late '30s (recording for Victor), if he had come east with Basie he would have become much more
5:19 PM
The Countdown Quartet - Crispy Like a Free Toe
The Countdown Quartet Crispy Like a Free Toe
Party With! The Countdown Quartet Yep Roc Records 2001
Countdown's Comin'! Raleigh's rockin' Countdown Quartet kicks out an exciting, full-energy blast of R&B, 50's styled rock n roll, New Orleans' jazz with a whole lotta soul and deep grooves. Fronted by vocalist and trombonist, David Wright and upright bassist vocalist Steve Grothman (Steve and David were both in Tonebenders), the band also includes Jimbo Mathis (Squirrel Nut Zippers) on guitar, Ted Zarras on drums and Tim Smith (J'Azure).
5:23 PM
Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men - Mr. Smith
Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men Mr. Smith
Tall, Dark, and Handsome Hot Shot Records 2019
Rolling Stone calls him the “Godfather of Americana Music,” and rightfully so. Delbert’s musical style grew from his Texas roots. A little Tejano. A little Bob Wills. Throw in some Jimmy Reed harmonica. Add a splash of Big Joe Turner, and a big band horn section. He has also been nominated for Grammys in the Country category, and has been featured in media from the Los Angeles Times to the Washington Post. He has developed a sound that continues to serve him well, as evidenced by the three Grammy Awards for Contemporary Blues on his mantel. Born in Lubbock, raised in Fort Worth, and now with homes in Austin, Nashville, and San Miguel de Allende, Delbert recognizes that he has been One Of The Fortunate Few. He grew up with a backstage pass to some of the most significant moments in American culture and music history. Delbert.com
5:26 PM
TRIBUTE TO TOM BURNS - Legendary Twin Cities harp player passed away last weekend
TRIBUTE TO TOM BURNS Legendary Twin Cities harp player passed away last weekend L
1994
Legendary West Bank harp player passed away last weekend
5:27 PM
Joel Johnson Band - Harp Attack
Joel Johnson Band Harp Attack L
City Music Blue Loon 1994
Tom Burns blowin' that harp!
5:33 PM
Joel Johnson Band - Paint My Mailbox Blue
Joel Johnson Band Paint My Mailbox Blue
City Music Blue Loon 1994
KFAI's Joel Johnson - host of the best blues show ever in the Twin Cities, "The Lazy Bill Lucas Show"
5:38 PM
Dave Ray, Joel Johnson, Tom Burns, John Franken - Take Out Some Insurance
Dave Ray, Joel Johnson, Tom Burns, John Franken Take Out Some Insurance
Live from Whiskey Junction Minneapolis 1995 Freewheelin
Thanks to guitar great John Franken for this one
5:43 PM
Ray & Glover - Fighting That Jug
Ray & Glover Fighting That Jug
Dave Ray: Legacy Red House Records 2014
Recorded in 1985; released on the 3 CD tribute
5:46 PM
The Three Bedroom Ramblers - Baby Don't Tear My Clothes
The Three Bedroom Ramblers Baby Don't Tear My Clothes
What Was the Question ? Big Wagon 1995
Excellent cover of a Jazz Gillum song by Dave Ray, John Beach, Kory Badertscher. Jazz Gillum was a favorite of Dave's; he always brought a copy of a JG cd whenever Dave came onto my old Jackson's Juke Joint show on KFAI
5:49 PM
The Three Bedroom Ramblers - Rosa Lee
The Three Bedroom Ramblers Rosa Lee
What Was the Question ? Big Wagon 1995
Written by Dave Ray
5:53 PM
Joel Johnson Band - Off The Walt
Joel Johnson Band Off The Walt
Turnin' Heads Blue Loon 1995
Joel Johnson, Tom Burns, John Franken, Jon Norstad, Will Donicht
5:57 PM
Joel Johnson Band - Slow Burns
Joel Johnson Band Slow Burns
City Music Blue Loon 1994
Tom Burns. Rest in Peace Sir Burnsie
Chat is archived.
KFAI 4:14:04 PM
Happy Thanksgiving from Jackson, Angie, and the Freewheelin' team.