so we know that song and artist identification can be very important at times, especially when you hear a good one on JR. for those of you who listen online, Klappy is in charge of i.d., and most of the time, the ole boy does a fine job (Klappy is the little smiling radio you see on the right side of the home page). but sometimes, the Klapster gets hit with a digital speed bump of some sort, and he goes down for a while. we will get him back on the job ASAP, so that you can easily check song title and artist. BUT…..this is also a good time to remind you, as we like to do occasionally, that the free app called SHAZAM kicks total ass on this identification front, and we highly recommend it to all Jive Radio listeners who give a poop about song/artist i.d. SHAZAM is at any app store, downloads very quickly, is free, and it works MOST of the time. you just hold the phone up to the speaker, and within a few seconds, SHAZAM will tell you Song Title, Artist, and maybe more, like a pic of the album cover. SO IT’S VERY HELPFUL. especially for us, with our streamlined automated 21st century approach to broadcasting (read LOW BUDGET)…..SHAZAM covers for us A LOT. and is really a great accessory and aid to your enriched enjoyment of the musical Shangri-La that is…….JR!
Bruce Van Dyke
so here’s an hour from bruce’s bucket of schizoclectic FUNk. from 830am to 930. does this kind of JIVE work for you?
Beach Boys–til i die
Paul Mac–mull of kintyre
Little Feat–rock n roll doctor
Nancy Griffith–is there anybody out there?
R. Carlos Nakai–extremely cool navajo flute thing
Bonnie Raitt–gamblin man
Eric Clapton–a nice unplugged blues jam
Cream–outside woman blues
Beau Jocques–party down
REM–find the river
Tom Petty–learning to fly
Blind Faith–well all right
and on and on and on and on………
in the previous post, we took note of the passing of the great chicago bluesman Otis Rush, who departed in late September at age 83. well, there has been another death of note in the world of american rock n soul music…..the king of the swamp, Tony Joe White, done made his move to that great polk salad patch in the sky! tony joe was 75 and at home in nashville on october 24th when his heart just sorta called it quits. best known for his still great single Polk Salad Annie, and the author of the smash Rainy Night in Georgia, Tony Joe was one solid cool cat who made and wrote lots of good ones in addition to those two famed hits.
a fun recent appearance by tony joe happened in 2014, when he appeared on dave letterman’s show to do polk salad annie, backed up by none other than the foo fighters. after the song, dave exclaimed, “holy cow! if i was this guy, you could all kiss my ass….and i mean that!”
other super cool tunes by tony joe include Roosevelt and Ira Lee, Oak Grove Louisiana on a Saturday Night, As The Crow Flies, Even Trolls Love Rock n Roll, and Mother Earth.
if you get a chance soon, do yourself a favor and listen to a half hour of both Otis and Tony Joe via whatever music service you favor (pandora, spotify, etc.)……it’ll do ya no harm! (for Otis, try his Right Place, Wrong Time cd or the live So Many Roads. and for Tony Joe, just hit up his Best Of cd, which has a ton of goods)
well here is a slice….a real nice slice…..of the BVD Bucket this monday november 19, from 930 to 10a. do these tunes make it for you?
joni mitchell–all i want
sting–brand new day
paul mac–junior’s farm
tower of power–knock yourself out
lloyd jones band–can’t get you off of my mind
AND ALSO WE SHOULD NOTE THIS HIGHLY SIGNIFICANT PASSING…….
the great OTIS RUSH, one of the last of the legendary Chicago Blues Dudes, passed on recently. on September 29th, to be exact. he was 83. we might just have to whip up a tribute to the man, who was a blues guitar TITAN and that’s beyond argument!
every week, we have positive experiences with the Shazam app. so this is a reminder that this app can be very helpful in getting you the song and artist information you desire. it’s pretty nice…..to be able to hold your phone up to the speaker while a song is playing…..a song/artist you’d like to identify…..and have that information flash on to your gizmo within seconds. with Jive Radio being mostly computerized in its own unique and funky way…..Shazam provides a lot of shade!
just go to any App Store. Shazam will be there. Free. downloads to your phone/device in a minute. if that. assuming you’re not somewhere between Cedarville and Shingle City.
a reminder as to our latest schedule here in OCTOBER 2018
monday thru friday–6 to 10am Bruce Van Dyke’s Big Bucket O’ Tunes, with disc jockey Randy Shuffle making the selections.
Don Darue’s Risky Biscuit Hayseed Hoot, in its 26th year (!) now plays on Jive Radio on Wednesday 12 noon to 2 pm. and on Saturday from 2pm to 4pm. the finest in modern Americana music with a healthy dose of smart ass attitude.
Sister Tiny’s Song & Dance (yes, THAT Sister Tiny, the one from KFAT)–Weds. 10 am to noon, Sat. noon to 2 pm.
Di’s Jive Cafe (presented by Diane Michaels, the diyatollah of rock n rollah)–Weds. 2 to 4 pm. Sat 4 to 6 pm.
at all other times, you’re hearing the The Master Bucket of Schizoclectic Musical Noodles, prepared by Ascended Masters of The Great Gaian Groove Thang. so there’s that.