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Roots and Rhythms

Roots and Rhythms
Sunday October 7th, 2018 with Revelry Renny
DIZ & THE DOORMAN - The hottest New Orleans R&B combo that was never from the Crescent City.

Bluecoat Man
DIZ & THE DOORMEN - Bluecoat Man - '82/'02 Ace Records
Cover of Eddie Boyd Trio. Eddy Boyd was a pianist from the Mississippi Delta.
Blow Wind Blow
DIZ & THE DOORMEN - Bluecoat Man - '82/'02 Ace Records
A Huey "Piano" Smith composition, originally sung by Junior Gordon with the Huey Smith Orch. in 1957 on Ace Records (not the English Ace Records label but the American one that was based out of Jackson, Mississippi from 1955-62).
She Walks Right In
DIZ & THE DOORMEN - Bluecoat Man - '82/'02 Ace Records
A Professor Longhair a.k.a. Roy Byrd song from the Fifties.
Junco Partner
DIZ WATSON - Rhumbalero - '84 Ace Records
Written by Bob Shad and first recorded by James Waynes in 1951 on the Sitting In With label.
Mardi Gras In New Orleans
DIZ & THE DOORMEN - Bluecoat Man - '82/'02 Ace Records
Another cover of Professor Longhair. This song is the anthem of Mardi Gras.
Miss Bombilla Brown
DIZ & THE DOORMEN with special guest BIG JAY McNEELY - Tonky Honk - '95/'09 Ace Records
Written by Raymond Quevedo, this is an old Trinidadian calypso number first recorded by Attila The Hun in 1937.
Rattlesnake Rhumba
DIZ & THE DOORMEN with special guest BIG JAY McNEELY - Tonky Honk - '95/'09 Ace Records
Happy Man
DIZ & THE DOORMEN with special guest BIG JAY McNEELY - Tonky Honk - '95/'09 Ace Records
There Is Something On Your Mind
DIZ & THE DOORMEN with special guest BIG JAY McNEELY - Tonky Honk - '95/'09 Ace Records
This is a song that was written and recorded by Big Jay McNeely in 1959 on the Swingin' label. This song has been covered by over thirty artists in all manner of styles over the years.
Cursed With A Thirst
DIZ & THE DOORMEN with special guest BIG JAY McNEELY - Tonky Honk - '95/'09 Ace Records
It's A Sin To Tell A Lie
DIZ & THE DOORMEN with special guest BIG JAY McNEELY - Tonky Honk - '95/'09 Ace Records
A moldy oldy, originally written by Billy Mayhew and first recorded by Fred Ellis & His Orchestra in 1936.
Evolution
DIZ & THE DOORMEN with special guest BIG JAY McNEELY - Tonky Honk - '95/'09 Ace Records
A song originally written and performed by Cousin Joe Pleasant and Sam Price.
Tonky Honk
DIZ & THE DOORMEN with special guest BIG JAY McNEELY - Tonky Honk - '95/'09 Ace Records
Diz's Dream
DIZ & THE DOORMEN - Bluecoat Man - '82 previously unissued/'02 Ace Records
Interactive CKCU
Renny G (host)
Some New Orleans R&B to lighten the mood. Perhaps the happiest music on earth.

8:06 PM, October 7th, 2018
Renny G (host)
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8:07 PM, October 7th, 2018
Renny G (host)
Any questions? Comments? Criticisms? Have show, will answer......

8:25 PM, October 7th, 2018
PaulS
listening in on-demand, couple days late. Nice stuff! Interesting story on Diz, too. Sounds similar to Ken Colyer, "founder" of the trad jazz/skiffle scene in the UK in the 50s. Also travelled to New Orleans on a merchant ship! Covered in huge detail in this book: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jun/28/roots-radicals-and-rockers-by-billy-bragg-review-skiffle

11:27 AM, October 9th, 2018