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Sep 15, 2023 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
With Readie Righteous
Shake off the week, oh Righteous Ones! It's everything from Acid-Folk to Ziglibithy. Light the candles, drape your scarves; this is your time! I bring thee ambient, Afrobeat, international, Tuareg, Tuvan throat singing, queercore, gnawa, pop, disco, post-punk, jazz, soul, R 'n' B, obit-core and more. Opportunistic singing-along with your DJ is de rigeur. Your lagniappe: historical perspective, social consciousness, irreverence.
We bid Adieu...
Small Faces Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake Marriott, Lane, McLagan, Jones
Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake Immediate Records 1968
Pharoah Sanders The Creator Has A Master Plan Sanders/Thomas
Pharoah and Richard Davis
Set Break: Richard Davis 1930 - 2023
Andrew Hill Trio Tired Trade Andrew Hill
Black Fire 1964
Suki Rae Save your Heart for Me Suki Rae N
A Slice of Moon Reverence for Life Records 2023
Suki's new release - A Slice of Moon - https://sukirae.bandcamp.com/album/a-slice-of-moon...
Elvin Jones and Richard Davis Raunchy Rita Frank Foster
Heavy Sounds 1968
Richard Davis Dear Old Stockholm Unknown (after a Swedish Folk Tune)
With Understanding 1975
Bassist Richard Davis is on the RIGHT channel; bassist Bill Lee is on the LEFT.
Astrud Gilberto Without Him Harry Nilsson
I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do 1969
Richard Davis on Upright Bass.
Sarah Vaughan Words Can't Describe W. J. Tennyson
Swingin' Easy 1957
Richard Davis was Sarah's bassist through the '50s
Van Morrison Ballerina Van Morrison
Astral Weeks Rhino/Warner Records 1968
Astral Weeks producer Lewis Merenstein (l) said
Richard Davis was the "soul" of the album. Davis handpicked the band
as well as playing bass on the album.
Bruce Springsteen Meeting Across the River Bruce Springsteen
Born to Run Columbia 1975
Springsteen recruited Bassist Richard Davis after hearing Astral Weeks...Davis's bass, Roy Bittan's piano, and Randy Brecker's trumpet painted the haunting, "film noir" sound on this track.
Kenny Burrell Trio All Night Long Kenny Burrell
A Night At the Vanguard 1960
Richard Davis on bass; Roy Haynes on drums; and Burrell on guitar
Set Break: Appreciating Patrick O'Shea
In addition to being WPRB's beloved DJ, producer, and wordsmith, Patty O'Shea was a bassist, guitarist, songwriter - exploring the music we shared.
Milton Nascimento Anima
Brazil Classics 1: Beleza Tropical V/A Luaka Bop 1989
Music played on Pangaeo's "The World's Fare" - music from other places.
Oumou Sangaré Seya
Seya World Circuit 2009
Patty shared this CD with me- knowing I loved African / Malian artists.
Patrick O'Shea The End (...of the World) Patrick O'Shea
unreleased demo track
When we did some jamming after our shows at the Mothership, this was an original track we played around with. This is all Patty! So happy I still have this disk - from ~2013.
Marlene Dietrich Falling In Love Again F. Hollander
Marlene Dietrich 1939
Marlene classic - An example of Patty's eclectic taste in music; he picked this tune for us to
play, Patty on guitar, Readie on vocals -- I WISH I had recordings of our sessions!
Linda Ronstadt Adiós (feat. Brian Wilson) Jimmy Webb
Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind 1989
A beautiful Jimmy Webb joint that we did at the A&B gig - amazing harmonies originally
concocted by Brian Wilson as you can hear here. Hear Hear!! Adiós to Patty! One in a million!
Thanks for everything!