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Hell's Kitchen Radio #409: September Haze
September 21, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #409: September Haze
So it's the middle of September, what do you have to show about it? Will another month go by before you get your ass up and finish all those projects you said months ago you would get to? What's your deal?!?!?

September is supposed to feel crisp; the smell of fall in the air. I think it's getting warmer? I also have to remember that I live in the Bay Area and our summer doesn't arrive until now anyway. Here come the warm jets! Let's hope they leave the orange sky out of it.

I celebrate my birthday month during the first hour with songs of September. Some are even hits!!! Don't tell my boss or they'll take my cool underground radio card away. Check out the live cuts in the first hour: Buster Poindexter??? Big Star???

The second hour is all about the late, great Jimi Hendrix, who passed away 50 years ago on September 18th. I was to pop out of my momma 12 days later on the 30th. That's right, I'm about to hit the big 5-0!!!

It's all good. I'm having too much fun to stop now.

Check out the all-live Jimi Hendrix hour. Sheeeeeeeeeit, you have never heard this stuff, is my guess. I have dozens of amazing Jimi bootlegs. I didn't even scratch the surface. But you knew that already.

Get your guitar God headphones on and enjoy this second hour.

Tomorrow, September 22, is my wedding anniversary. Saucy Hell and I have hit the magical seventh year of matrimony. Where has the time gone. I performed "Kathy's Song" on acoustic guitar, at my wedding reception (making certain not be nervous in front of all the amazing musicians in the room like Eric McFadden and Mark Growden). What a wonderful day and long night that was. I share a story about that night during my show. Be sure to take a listen.

Keep music in your life, it'll help see us through.

Enjoy.

jh

Good Morning, Judge: Buster Poindexter and his Banshees of Blue (1985.11.06 Bottom Line, NYC)
September Song: Frank Sinatra
One September Day: Nina Simone

September: Earth, Wind and Fire
Papa Was A Rolling Stone: The Temptations
Maggie May: Rod Stewart

September Gurls: Big Star (1996-11-16 Tramps, NYC)
What Keeps Mankind Alive: William S. Burroughs
September Song: Lou Reed
Groupie (Superstar): Delaney and Bonnie

Kathy's Song: Simon and Garfunkel
Speedy Gonzales: David Dante

Jimi Hendrix Tribute Hour:

Intro/Killing Floor: Jimi Hendrix Experience (1969-01-09 Stockholm, Sweden)
Purple Haze (Studio Demo): Jimi Hendrix Experience
Intro/Foxy Lady (1967-03-18 Studio 1 / NDR Radiohouse, Hamburg)

Morrison's Lament: Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison (drunk) Johnny Winter (maybe), Randy Hobbs, Randy Z (1968-03-07 The Scene Club, NYC)
Here My Train A'Comin': Jimi Hendrix and All-star cast (69-06-22 San Fernando Valley State College, Devonshire Downs)
Red House: Jimi Hendrix Experience (69-02-24 Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London)

Machine Gun: Band of Gypsies (70-01-01 Fillmore East, NYC)
News Of Hendrix's Death - Veronica Dutch Radio (70-09-18)

Hell's Kitchen Radio #408: Take Me Home
September 14, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #408: Take Me Home
None of this makes sense. We should have been so over prepared for this pandemic that the course the government took would have been ballyhooed as overblown! But nope, not us. We're like a comic book that no one wanted to read anymore. I blame the TV show 24. Remember that show? That's the show that made torturing to get the confession OK. I am not OK with that. I think ever since that show (which was on FOX by the way), our nation started deeper on a path nationalism.

The terrorists have won.

We are a nation ripped apart and polarized like never before in modern history.

We need music now more than ever. We need music to ground us, and to lift us up. We need music to remind us that it's ok to cry and it's ok to laugh. We need to get lost in the music. It's lustful, and it's spiritual. Music can be your lover or your god. It can be both at once. Allow yourself to fall into it.

We need things to look forward to. I look forward to Monday nights at 8pm when I can share a couple of hours with you away from this sick, sad, crazy world. It won't be this way forever, but while it is, look towards the music and remember that you are alive.

Johnny Cash died 17 years ago. Where has the time gone? I open up show with two sets of the Man in Black. He deserves many hours of celebration. I actually hosted a Cash/Cave show a few years ago that you might enjoy. Check it out here.

I close out the show with a tribute to Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals who passed away this past weekend. Thanks for all the love, Toots.

See you Monday at 8.

Enjoy.

jh

Run Softly, Blue River: Johnny Cash
Busted: Johnny Cash
Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog: Johnny Cash
If I Were A Carpenter: Johnny Cash

Cocaine Carolina: Johnny Cash with David Allen Coe
Ain't Gonna Hobo Nomore: Johnny Cash
Hurt: Johnny Cash
Tomorrow Is Already Here: Stereolab

Coca-Cola Blues: Psychic Ills
Levitation: 13th Floor Elevators
Hurry On Sundown: Hawkwind
Cymbaline: Pink Floyd

The Weeping Song: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Memory of a Free Festival: David Bowie
Retribution: Abbey Lincoln

Lilin: Electric Masada
Cost of Living: Keithis
Freedom of Choice: Devo

Fire: Mikal Cronin
Ode To Billie Joe: Mercury Rev featuring Lucinda Williams
King of California: Dave Alvin

Country Roads: Toots and the Maytals (1976 The Longbranch Saloon, Berkeley, CA)

Hell's Kitchen Radio #407: There Is Power In The Union
September 7, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #407: There Is Power In The Union
This heat is just too much. Plague, fires, and now the heat? What the hell is this about?!?!?! If I believed in God I would think that it's just one huge cosmic joke. And by Wednesday the sky was the color of blood. Where are the frogs?

I wanted to host my annual labor day show, and I was thinking that now with so many office workers working from home, what are they going to do with all of those empty office buildings, like the Salesforce lingham that penetrates the San Francisco sky? I wonder how many homeless people it could house?

And what about all those frontline workers in the grocery stores? Now that we have the world's richest douchebag, Jeff Bezos owning Whole Paycheck, don't you think he can afford to pay them a living wage? I mean, thanks for the banner hanging on the store front telling us how much you care for your workers, but seriously dude, put your money where your mouth is.

And so goes this show. I mix some Labor Day-themed tunes in with few other treats to keep your toes tapping.

Just take a listen to the first daughter, Tiffany Trump (the one Heir Donny-britches forgot he had) singing her autotuned heart out on the dance number "Like A Bird". And then there's our former Attorney General, John Ashcroft, who lost his Missouri governor's bid to a dead guy. True story. He sings a live version of "Let Eagles Soar". To his credit, he didn't need autotune. Watch out Tiffany.

There's some new music from legendary punk vocalist, Alice Bag; something new from the latest acoustic King Buzzo/Trevor Dunn release; new from Japanese power trio Boris, and a whole heap of music that I'm excited to share with you.

I have come to the realization that I have a lot of music. More than I really know what to do with. I guess this is why I host a radio show. I may need two more hours a week though. I'm just getting warmed up after two.

See you this Monday night, 8-10PM (PDST), where I'll be paying tribute to the late, great Toots Hibbert, of Toots and the Maytals, who passed away Saturday, September 11, 2020, from complications with COVID-19. RIP Toots and thanks for the musical memories.

Enjoy,

jh

Take This Job And Shove It: Johnny Paycheck
TV-Glotzer: Nina Hagen
Let Eagles Soar: Attorney General John Ashcroft

Career Opportunities: The Clash
Fried Grease: Greyboy Allstars ft. Fred Wesley
Fire In The Hole: General Patton vs The X-Ecutioners
Old Mary: Dead Weather
I Am A Union Woman: Rosalie Sorrels
Get Back In Line: The Kinks

Gate Crasher: Alice Bag
Like A Bird: Tiffany Trump
Wild Mountain: Itchy-O
San Francisco Bay Blues: Jesse Fuller

I'm Glad I Could Help Out: King Buzzo and Trevor Dunn
Kolbasti: Altin Gün
Rope Burn: Damaged Bug
All Out of Catastrophes: Marissa Nadler

There Is Power In The Union: Utah Phillips
Loveless: Boris
Indian Summer: The Doors
Rolling Thunder/Shoshone Invocation: Mickey Hart

Ace of Spades: Link Wray
Woodstock: Joni Mitchell
Gonna Die With A Hammer In My Hand: The Williamson Brothers and Curry
Working Class Hero: John Lennon

More Than A Paycheck: Sweet Honey In The Rock
Get Behind The Mule: Tom Waits
Mean Old Frisco: John Hammond

Work Song: Nina Simone
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong.

Hell's Kitchen Radio #406: For Mikl Em
August 31, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #406: For Mikl Em
I've been dreading writing this post. If you're reading this, it means my dear dear friend Michael McElligot aka: Mikl-em has kicked this mortal coil.

He passed away from brain cancer on Sunday, August 30th. 2020. This has hit our community hard. I've known Mikl since 1996 or so, through our mutual admiration of everything SF Cacaphony Society had to offer. We hit every event we could find. It didn't take long until Mikl began producing as many events as he attended.

Mikl was deeply involved in many stage performances at Dark Room Theater on Mission in SF, as well as SF Fringe Fest, Laughing Squid's Tentacle Sessions, Popcorn Anti-Theater, attended many Burning Man events, produced Speechless-SF, and the regular salons featured at Long Now Foundation at Fort Mason in SF.

So many of the best events I attended or were associated with over the past 25 years were partly or mostly colored by Mikl Em. He was the epitome of inclusion. He was the essence of "let's put on a show". He was love and light.

As a teacher I have been told that I teach to infinity, since I don't know where or when my teachings will end. Mikl entertained to infinity. He inspired so many of his friends, and even more who were in the audience.

We were super lucky Mikl chose to join Radio Valencia in our infancy. He started Can Haz DJ the second week we were on the air. He produced 50 shows, and I'm excited that we are currently re-running these shows Saturday's 8-10PM. Please tune in. Mikl was an exceptional DJ, who modeled himself after the legendary BBC-1 DJ, John Peel.

This show before you is a tribute to great musical mind. These are artists that Mikl loved, many of whom he turned me onto. We used to talk music in the most rambling and sensational way, often meandering in a tangential way across genres, and eras, always ending long before we wanted to. Our conversations were always ones for the ages. And now I guess they'll have to be.

He leaves behind his magnificent life-partner, Danielle, who I've known even longer than he. She's a vision of strength in life that has seen her share of challenges. If ever there is a person who is the model character, it is she. We love you, Danielle.

I miss you my dear friend. Thank you for shining such a beautiful light on all of us. I hope wherever you may be that there are songs to fill the air.

Your friend always,

jh

Observing Systems: Tied and Tickled Trio
Michael From The Mountains: Joni Mitchell
Pledging My Time: Bob Dylan
Redondo Beach: Patti Smith

Frisco Blues: John Lee Hooker
Politcal Song For Michael Jackson to Sing: Minutemen
Rouche Rumble: Sonic Youth
Messing With The Kid: The Saints

Fables of Faubus: Charles Mingus
Graveyard: Butthole Surfers
Whistlin' Past The Graveyard: Tom Waits
The Drama You've Been Craving: Sleater-Kinney

House of the Rising Sun: Sex Mob
Metal Postcard: Siouxsie and the Banshees
The Body of an American: The Pogues
Blue Jay Way: The Beatles

Peace Two: John McLaughlin
So What'cha Want (Butthouse Remix): Beastie Boys
No Expectations: Califone

Rip Off: T Rex
He Was A Friend of Mine: Cat Power
Eric B for President: Eric B and Rakim

Funky President: James Brown
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell's Kitchen Radio #405: Are We Not Entertained?
August 24, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #405: Are We Not Entertained?
Now that the RNC is over we all need a really good cleanse. That's where I come in. Hell is good for what ails ya. Really though, what can I say that the pundits haven't already said about the shit-show that was the RNC week long mouth diarrhea? Blech!

And now comes the race to the finish line. I picture Trump and Biden running through a grocery store, Trump ahead, and throwing items off a shelf to block Biden from catching up. He throws down old ladies, and shopping carts to move farther ahead of Biden. And Biden finds some way to keep the pace. He's not leaping over any of this though. Biden is pushing the old lady aside so he can catch up to Trump. Biden grabs a chilled salmon and slaps Trump in the face before shoving him into the salad bar.

Who will make it to the finish line first? And in what shape will they be in when they arrive there? How many condiments will their pressed suits be covered in? And will Dr. Jill and Melania be wrestling nearby? What about Mamala and Mothers-Little-Boy?

And what about the rest of us? November 3rd is only a little over nine weeks away. Are you registered? Get registered! Get your ballot, fill it out, and get it in the mail, ASAP! Or maybe drop it off at city hall? Anyway you choose, VOTE as if your life depends on it, because voting is not only patriotic, it's how we remind those who govern, that they only get to do so because we allow them to. Don't let them take that from us.

Back to the music.

Brand new song from my favorite local post-metal-power-trio, KnightressM1. I thought the last release was good (and it is), but "Lock and Key" is blowing my mind!!! These are three amazing musicians playing at the top of their game. The musicianship is professional, the sound is driving and pulsating, and the production is second to none. Damn, I want to see them live!

I was sent a track by my buddy, musician and producer Travis Kaperbauer, featuring himself and a few friends over at Lucky Recording, with a delightful little diddy: "I Fucked A Republican". I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

There are lots of treats throughout this show, I'm certain you'll find a way to enjoy.

In the meantime, get ready to VOTE!!!

Enjoy.

jh

Mongoloid: Devo
Can't Get It Out Of My Head: Telekinesis
Funkier Than A Mosquita's Tweeter: Nikka Costa
I'm Losing You: Rare Earth

Song For The Bearded Lady: Nucleus
Yarrow: Bert Jansch

You Hit The Spot, Baby: Gloria Walker
Soul Brother's Testify: Charles Randle's Soul Senders
Bonnacons of Doom: Argenta

The Majesty of Rock: Vertacyn Arc Materializer
Prayer Difficulty: National Hardwood Floor Association
Elected: Alice Cooper

Lock and Key: KnightressM1
I'm Not There: Sonic Youth

Movin' On: Douglas Nelson
Michigan Girls: Califone
I Fucked A Republican: Travis Kasperbauer, Jane Wiedlin, Joe Gore

Para Elisa: Los Destillos
El Guapo: Los Diablos Rojos
Beware: BLO
Miss Pamela and Miss Sparky discuss STUFFED BRAS and some of their early gym class experiences: GTO's
Montana: Frank Zappa and the Mother's of Invention

What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell's Kitchen Radio #404: We Don't Quit
August 10, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #404: We Don't Quit
A little bit of this, a little bit of that. I'm not one to really reminisce much, but when it comes to music, it's all about reaching deep to connect the rich past with the progressive future. What does it matter what genre is played, as long as it gets played up against something that just feels right, right? Right.

In my early days of radio, when I was just a green newbie at KFJC, I recall the debate: play nothing but the newest of the new, and the edgiest of the edge, versus the need to add a taste of "accessible" sounds to hold the new music together like glue. I subscribe the view of the latter. If you tune in regularly, than you know that I always enjoy finding something new to share with you. You also know that my library runs deep. I can't wait to play that "classic" you never knew existed, or haven't heard in so many years, you forgot that you loved it.

That's how I roll.

In my most recent show it is indeed about going deep to blend genres and emotions, to take you on an aural journey into the night (I am on 8-10pm after all). New music from Oh Sees and Mikal Cronin, along with some covers that you'll be searching for as soon as you hear it from me.

As always thank you for your support. I really love being able to do this for you, week after week.

On tonight's show, I feature some new music from Bay Area power trio KnightressM1, along with some psychedelic cumbia, some funky jams, and whatever strikes my fancy along the way.

Enjoy.

jh

This Land Is Your Land: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
Every Day I Have The Blues: Fleetwood Mac

Rollin' and Tumblin': RL Burnside
Mona: Bo Diddley
Dreary Nonsense: Oh Sees
Guardian Well: Mikal Cronin

Dead Cowboy: Lightning Bolt
Runnin': The Pharcyde
Ambush In The Night: Bob Marley

Anti-Love Song: Betty Davis

Sweet Leaf: Brownout
Dirt: Iggy and the Stooges
SOC MED Digital Heroin: Public Enemy


Rise Up With Fists: Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins
Tennessee Stud: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Doc Watson
Anesthetize Pt. 1: Porcupine Tree
Space Conquest: Angel In Heavy Syrup


All I Want Is Out Of Here: Daevid Allen
Welfare City: Eugene McDaniels
Oh I Long To Feel Your Arms Around Me: Father John Misty
Satori Pt. 1: Flower Travelin' Band


The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Gil Scott-Heron
We Don't Quit: Flat Eathers
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell's Kitchen Radio #403: You Can't Say That On The Radio
July 27, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #403: You Can't Say That On The Radio
I hate being late getting my shows up. It's not that I'm lazy, it's that I have to make the time to fit this in. And I really want to give you quality, always. How am I doing? Can you give me a grade? I can take the criticism. I have to. We all have to. What kind of world would this be if we never made ourselves available to constructive criticism? Can you imagine if our government and corporate leaders never listened to quality advice, that may or may not counter their own ideas? Seriously, can you even imagine??? I'm waiting for an old fashioned video screen wipe that makes it appear that we're entering a dream sequence, where we see some fictionalized TV character showing us the many tropes of what it's like when they fail to listen to good advice. You may be doing this too.

Maybe I should just stick to my lane? In this case my lane is music. This show it got sweet and loud. Sometimes loud is cathartic. We need to purge some energy time and again. I was reading recently when you can't get your child to focus, get them to be physically active; it allows them to get the distractions out, so they can focus on the task at hand, with minimal negative emotion. Let's look at this two hour show as a good sprint around the block.

I'm back on Monday night after a rolling blackout took out the station last week. New music coming your way with KnightressM1 and others. Tune in.

Enjoy.

jh

Returning: FUZZ
Genesis: Boris
Anti-Gone: Boris

Blind For All To See: Shrinebuilder
Magic: Zig Zags
Last Caress/Green Hell: Metallica

Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers: Motorhead
Amputation Song: Frisco
Ghosts of Karlelia: Mastodon

Some Mutts (Can't Be Muzzled): Amyl and the Sniffers
White Riot: The Clash
Burned Enterance: Goggs
Night Goat: Hepa/Titus

The Kicking Machine: Melvins
The Green Manalishi: The Flesh Eaters
Children of the Grave: Brown Sabbath
The Wizard: Black Sabbath

Winter's Wolves: The Sword
Technically Electrified: Big Business
When Fate Deals its Mighty Blow: The Scientists
Death Valley Boogie: Death Valley Girls
Acetate: METZ

Romanticize Me: Pissed Jeans
Prehistoric Dog: Red Fang
39 Lashes: Cows

What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell's Kitchen Radio #402: Are You Kind?
July 20, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #402: Are You Kind?
To celebrate the 50th anniversary release of the seminal Grateful Dead LP, "Workingman's Dead", I'm taking the next two hours to play music that influenced the band as well as incredible covers of the album, version like you have never heard before.

If you tune in regularly you know as much as I love the Grateful Dead, I almost never play them. I'm not really certain why that is? I know they are an acquired taste, but a lot of the music I play on my show is. Maybe I just need to take on a separate show where all I play is live GD? There's always room for that, right? Hello? HELLO???

Anyway, the first hour is full of band influences, playing songs the Dead has covered over the years. The second hour are bands covering songs from "Workingman's Dead".

Enough said.

Enjoy.

jh

Promised Land: Chuck Berry

I'm A Man: Bo Diddley
Maggie's Farm: Bob Dylan
Iko Iko: The Dixie Cups
Mama Tried: Merle Haggard

El Paso: Marty Robbins
Big River: Johnny Cash
Walking Blues: Muddy Waters

Samson and Delilah: Reverend Gary Davis
Big Railroad Blues: Cannon's Jug Stompers
Spoonful: Charlie Patton
It's A Man's World: James Brown

The Last Time: Rolling Stones
Tomorrow Never Knows: Beatles
Hard To Handle: Otis Redding
Turn On Your Lovelight: Bobby "Blue" Bland

Not Fade Away: Buddy Holly
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad: Woody Guthrie
Morning Dew: Bonnie Dobson

Cumberland Blues: Charles Bradley and the Menahan Street Band
New Speedway Boogie: Courtney Barnett
Casey Jones: Warren Zevon

Black Peter: Anohni and yMusic
Friend of the Devil: Mumford and Sons
High Time: Daniel Rossen and Christopher Bear
Easy Wind: Bill Callahan

Dire Wolf: The Lone Bellow and Friends
Wharf Rat: Midnight Oil

Uncle John's Band: Grateful Dead
I Bid You Goodnight: Joseph Spence

Hell's Kitchen Radio #401: Can You Taste What Hell Is Puttin' Down?
July 13, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #401: Can You Taste What Hell Is Puttin' Down?
This is a "keep you on your toes" kind of show. And you think you know me? That's cute. You're cute. You live alone? That must suck in the time of COVID-19 to live alone. I hope you at least have a cat and Netflix.

The first hour of this here show is some funk, some metal, some psych, and a few other trinkets thrown in for good measure. The second hour is mostly new music, featuring brand spankin' new music from Oakland's KnightressM1. Violinist Emily Palen's power trio has a powerful new release that I am super excited to share with you all, "Polarity Integrate". What this woman does with a violin should be featured in the most hallowed halls rock and metal! I can't wait to hear more.

Two hours is never enough. I'm always just getting warmed up. And I don't even dive into my live bootleg stash. I've been saving that for Wednesday's noon-2. John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza is my effort to take the sting of missing live shows off of your shoulders, even if it's in the middle of your work day. You're all working from home anyway, aren't you?

Take a look at these tasty slices below, and dive in with gusto.

Enjoy.

jh

Lesson 2: Steinski
The Hands of Time: Perfect Circle
What A Man: Linda Lyndell

Darkest Light: Lafayette Afro Rock Band
Rice and Ribs: Fred Wesley and the JBs
The Ripper: Judas Priest
Angel of Death: Slayer

Gacked on Anger: Amyl and the Sniffers
God Only Knows: Beach Boys
Slip Inside This House: 13th Floor Elevators
Hound Dog: Big Mama Thornton

For Your Bleeding: Le Butcherettes
Lavender: Ken Nordine
Porno: Limbomaniacs

Polarity Integrate: KnightressM1
We Don't Smoke It No More: Neil Young

Warm Blood: Glitter Wizard
Monofactory 1: The Blind Shake
I Can't Listen To Gene Clark Anymore: Marissa Nadler

Crow's Perch: Black Midi
Prayer for Death and Fire: Jess and the Ancient Ones
Chain Store Chant: Sic Alps

I Heard Her Call My Name: Mr. Elevator
Awkward Human Interest: Qui
Fascist Pig: Suicidal Tendencies

Hell's Kitchen Radio #400: Who's Counting?
July 6, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #400: Who's Counting?
Another round number show in the books. 400 shows is nothing to sneeze at, and looking back at my 30+ years in radio it's more like 1200 I'm guessing. That's something to be proud of, and I am. I love having this platform to share my love of music with you all. Thanks for tuning in when you do. You do tune in, don't you?

I was looking back at shows 100, 200, and 300 to get an idea if I did anything "special" for those shows, and what I found didn't surprise me at all. They were just ordinary shows, with my playing new music and music that's new to you. Therefore I present you my most recent show that just happens to have a nice large round number associated with it.

Also, looking at my actual show count on Radio Valencia I see that I have hosted over 400, because I don't number the many specials I host. It's all good. Who's counting?

New music from Marissa Nadler, Psychic Ills, and Flesh Eaters. RIP to Ennio Morricone. Cover tunes you didn't know you needed. And so much more.

Tune in Wednesday noon-2PM (PDST) for my next Live Bootleg Bonanza show. This is my third week hosting this. I dive deep into my vast live bootleg library to share a treat with you. And this week I have two shows to share: Allman Brothers from 1970 and a Peel Session featuring T Rex also from 1970. This is going to be great!

Enjoy.

jh

Fairies Wear Boots: Brown Sabbath
This Is Not A Song, It's An Outburst_ Or, The Establishment Blues: Rodriguez
For My Crimes: Marissa Nadler

Parchman Farm: Mercury Rev ft. Carise van Houton
I Don't Wanna Grow Up: Tom Waits
I'm A Man: Ty Segall
Something In The Air: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

I Don't Mind: Psychic Ills ft. Hope Sandoval
Mellow My Mind: Josh Tillman
Fourth of July: Negativland
Teenage Kicks: The Undertones

Black Temptation: Flesh Eaters
Buy Her Candy: Sleater-Kinney
Southern Girls: Cheap Trick (Steve Albini mix)

Fourth of July: Dave Alvin
Back in the USA: Chuck Berry
The Big Gundown: Ennio Morricone
I'm So Bored with the USA: The Clash

The Sicilian Clan: John Zorn
Cross the Breeze: Sonic Youth
The Boss: James Brown
Are You Glad To Be In America: James "Blood" Ulmer

Wild America: Iggy Pop
Gimme Shelter: Grand Funk Railroad

White Punks On Dope: The Tubes
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell's Kitchen Radio #399: Keep With The Program
June 29, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #399: Keep With The Program
How did we get here so fast? Well, it's been just about ten years, so not exactly fast, but 399 is a pretty big number. To be honest, I've hosted more than 400 shows on Radio Valencia since our inception in August 2010. Many of my specials like Rock Fight and the Annual Annual don't get a show number. So I'm closer to 420 than 400, but let's not let semantics get in the way of a good time.

There's always an excuse to party, and in days like these we don't need many excuses.

I don't know about you but I've been spending a lot of my days with the music flowing. Right now as I sit and write this I'm listening to a Sonic Youth show from November 26, 1992. What a fabulous soundboard!!! Maybe I'll feature it on my Wednesday afternoon show. Oh wait, I didn't tell you about my other show on Radio Valencia? I decided to commandeer Wednesday noon-2pm to feature my vast live bootleg library. I've hosted two shows so far, the first featuring a Pink Floyd show from 1970, and the second, a Led Zeppelin show from 1975. There's so much goodness to share, I just can't keep all of this great music to myself.

You should "like" my Facebook page and see what music I'm listening to, and take a poll to help me choose which bands/shows to play on my Wednesday slot.

As for my Monday show, and show #399, I start with a brand spankin' new Public Enemy track, showing that we haven't gotten very far in the past 31 years, let alone 401. There are covers as usual, some funk, some jazz, some punk, everything you have come to love and enjoy after 399 shows in Hell's Kitchen.

Every set is the set of the night!

I don't know what I have in store for my official #400 show next Monday night. I'm not very good at planning my shows. Really, I'm not. I try to go with what feels good, so I may need to keep to that formula.

Enjoy.

jh

Fight the Power 2020: Public Enemy
Swampland: Melvins with Mark Arm
Black Mountain: Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan

Set It On Fire: The Scientists
Retribution: Abbey Lincoln
Farewell to Ibusa: Afro Funk
Banned in DC: Bad Brains

Baby: Psychic Ills
Cornflower Suite: Suni McGrath

Funeral For A Great Drunken Bird: All Them Witches
Tiger Mountain Peasant Song: First Aid Kit
Let's Go Hunt For Grandpa: Goober and the Peas
Space Rinse: Gøggs

Immigrant Punk: Gogol Bordello
Earth People: Dr. Octogon
Do You Realize?: Flaming Lips
Biological Speculation: Funkadelic

Make It NY: Ghostface Killah
Lady Day and John Coltrane: Gil Scott-Heron
Susperia: Goblin
You Gotta Move: RL Burnside

Mistreating Queen: Radio Moscow
Bales of Cocaine: Reverend Horton Heat
Food Sickles and Girls: The Mummies
Ricky: Butthole Surfers

What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell's Kitchen Radio #398: State Of The Reincarnation
June 22, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #398: State Of The Reincarnation
I Am Not Your Jukebox!

In no way am I trying to mock the late great philosopher, historian, educator, and writer, James Baldwin. He was a true master; much more eloquent than I could ever hope to be.

However, the truth remains, I am not here for you to put a quarter in and expect your choice of song to jump out. That wouldn't be fair to you, myself, nor the listener. I rarely take a request, and when I do I only trust a few people that I have known to have a stellar reputation for musical knowledge to throw me a track during me show. Damn, what an elitist bougie bastard I am! No, I'm an artist. I have a two hour aural canvas I'm painting for you with sound.

I do love it when bands send me their music. But I'm no sycophant. And it's hard, you know? I'm friendly with so many amazing musicians, who's music I really enjoy listening to more often than not. That being said, if you're sending me music you want me to play, please be prepared for me to choose the track I think best fits on my show. I'm not saying this because some bands have given me flack for not playing their chosen single. I cannot think of the last time that even happened. I'm just trying to keep the boundaries clear.

Got it? Great. Thanks.

I have two goals for my show for the second half of 2020.
Stay alive
Buy more music
Play a more diverse selection of genres
PLAY MORE WOMEN ARTIST!!!
Host other shifts during the week to showcase my live bootleg collection
Get into our new studio and make it the best studio Radio Valencia has had
Interview kick ass musicians who love their craft
Make love
Start a revolution
OK, that was nine goals. I think I've got this.

When I said earlier that I don't take requests, that doesn't mean you can't send me what you like. Just don't ask for it on Monday's between 8-10PM.

I have also decided to take over the Radio Valencia stream during the days when there isn't a live show being broadcast, to share my live bootleg library with you. Wednesday, June 24th from noon-2pm I have Pink Floyd live at the Fillmore West in San Francisco, April 29, 1970 cued up. What a treat!

Enjoy.

jh

State of the Union: Public Enemy
Truth: Alexander Ebert
I Get A Kick Out Of You: Tony Bennett

I'm The Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised: Johnny Paycheck
Steeler: Judas Priest
Save Your Soul: M.I.A.

VP of Snails: The Campbell Apartment
A Funky Space Reincarnation: Marvin Gaye
Sanford and Son: Quincy Jones

Sesame St: Rats of Unusual Size
Ça Plane Pour Moi: Plastic Bertrand
Lay Lady Lay: Magnet

Drive Back: Melvins/Mudhoney
Money: NASA (ft. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge and Z-Trip)

Vacancy: Neil Young
Oldest Story in the World: The Plimsouls

Let's Lynch The Landlord: L7
Ripple: The Persuasions
Mirror in the Bathroom: The English Beat

Somebody to Love: The Great Society
Whiskey Bottle: Uncle Tupelo
Work Song: Nina Simone

Blood Like Cream: Red Fang
We Don't Quit: Flat Earthers

The Way of the World: Flipper
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell's Kitchen Radio #397: Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time
June 15, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #397: Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time
I'll admit it, I have been guilty of purchasing an LP from time to time because of the cover. This doesn't mean I didn't want it for the music, it was the cover that pushed me into making the purchase. Recently, my daughter Little Lauson Hell asked me to show her my favorite LP covers. Talk about making her daddy proud! I took my time to consider the criteria: a great cover isn't just the art, it can also be the story behind the music, the artist, that time, etc. It can be a stark, minimalist cover, such as "Something Else", by Cannonball Adderley, or a robust cover like "Bitches Brew", by Miles Davis.

As I was taking her through the journey, I had to pause and remember this wasn't about showing her my favorite albums, some of which have crap covers. This was about the covers themselves. I spoke to her about growing up buying vinyl, laying on my bed staring at the cover, and reading the liner notes. I get as excited today as I ever have purchasing new vinyl.

So far her favorite covers were the three picture discs for Altamont (Dale Crover side project).

Which reminds me, even if we can't patronize our favorite local record shop, we can still purchase straight from the labels and the bands. And a reminder that Bandcamp will be hosting their first Friday again, July 3rd, when all proceeds go straight to the artist. They are also having a fundraiser on June 19th (Juneteenth), where all proceeds go to the NAACP. Buy great music, support the artists, and support a great cause. I know I will.

Many of you know that I am a social studies teacher in San Francisco. Specifically I teach Pre-Law, American Democracy, and Economics in a thematic pathway for the past 16 years. I have read and studied the US Constitution for longer than that, and I can attest that it is a comprehensive social contract, that cannot be mastered in one, two, or twenty readings. Before you read a political headline and think you know what the Constitution has to say on the matter, please take the time to do your research, including what the US Supreme Court has to say on the issue.

In the meantime, take a gander at the playlist below. New music from my dream team Melvins/Mudhoney, a Ty Segall/Cory Hanson collaboration, some Afro-Funk, avant-Jazz, and many local bands.

Enjoy.

jh

My War: Mudhoney/Melvins
A.D.D.: System of a Down
All You Fascists: Billy Bragg and Wilco

The Mask (Part 2): Miles Davis
Get Up, Stand Up (Alternate Take): Bob Marley and the Wailers

Milk Bird Flyer: Ty Segall and Cory Hanson
Eggs at Night: Damaged Bug
Theme de Yoyo: Art Ensemble of Chicago
Live at PJs: Beastie Boys

The Great Conspirator: Illogistical Resources Dept.
Telephone Girl: Assagai
The American in Me: The Avengers

American Cars: Useless Eaters
Here She Comes Now: Curtis Harding
Everything I Say Just Goes Right Through Her Heart: Peter Laughner
Complicated Life: The Kinks

7 Inches: Kate Vargas
Mr. Slick: Ken Nordine
Devil Moon: Eric McFadden
Jesus Didn't Die For Me: Rube Waddell

House Hunter: Le Butcherettes
Yes We Can: Lee Dorsey

Supergirl: The Fugs
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell's Kitchen Radio #396: I Am Not Your DJ
June 8, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #396: I Am Not Your DJ
My listeners inspire me. Truly, you do. Last week was cathartic, and I'm not done with the protest/revolutionary sounds; I just needed a week off to refresh. A few 10+ minute tunes tonight will do.

Lots of new music and music that's new to you. Last Friday was Bandcamp's revenue-free day, where all of the proceeds go to the artist and/or a charity supporting #BLM-related organizations.

I have a lot to say on the topic of inequity and inequality in America. I have been a high school social studies teacher, teaching law, civics and economics for 17 years. I'm not going to use this space today to pour my thoughts out, though I may do so soon. Watch this space.

In the meantime, take a look at the playlist below and then click the link above to give it a listen. There are a few long jams, but I think that's one of the reasons you tune.

And big thanks go out to my old, dear friend. Michael, who is one of the very few who can throw me a tune in the middle of my show, that I have never heard, and get me to play it. That's a lot of trust right there. And Michael knows his music. That guy ought to have a radio show of his own. Hmmmmm?

New music right out of the gate from the duo that promises to be dynamic, and I do hope they produce more music together: Ty Segall, and WAND frontman, Cory Hanson. Also a tribute to the late George Floyd by rocker-turned-folkie, Jim McHugh. There's some new music in the Hell library that makes its way in throughout the show, including Psychic Ills, Bratmobile (had it on vinyl, and now digitally), Sleater-Kinney, Death Valley Girls, Fela Kuit, Oh Sees (HOLY HELL I cannot believe I missed this one in late 2017!!!), local prog-kraut-metal-rockers Glitter Wizard, The Scientists (from their golden era), Flesh Eaters, Mike Watt, Peter Laughner, and more!!!

Whew!

I hope you take more risks in your music selection. I enjoy curating these two hours for you every week. The kindest response I have ever received from a listener was when they told me they listen to me show every week with a pen and paper in hand. Damn, but that feels good.

Enjoy.

jh

She's A Beam: Ty Segall and Cory Hanson
I Don't Mind: Psychic Ills

Vigilante Man/George Floyd: Jim McHugh
Cherry Bomb: Bratmobile
Abre Camino: Death Valley Girls

Go Slow: Fela Kuti
Dig Me Out: Sleater-Kinney

Dead Medic: Oh Sees
Hall of the Oyster King: Glitter Wizard

In God We Trust: Bent Knee
When Fate Deals Its Mortal Blow: The Scientists
House Among the Thickets: The Flesh Eaters
No One: Mike Watt and the Secondmen

Acid Nightmare: Xarhanga
The Wedge: The JBs
It's A Mean Old World: Reverend Pearly Brown
Earthquake: Butthole Surfers

The Flip: Cleveland Freckleton
Mean Old Frisco: Peter Laughner
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell's Kitchen Radio #395: Children of the Revolution
June 1, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #395: Children of the Revolution
Sometimes I just need the music to do the talking. I. Am. Pissed. Aren't you? What fresh kind of hell are we living in today? Unprecedented, unhinged, fragile masculinity, a show of strength, phony religious grandstanding, narcissistic mind fuck, controlling the news cycle. He thinks this is all a TV show and he's the star, and WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME??????MOMMY??????DADDY????????

Someone needs a hug.

This show is all about protests and revolution. I have been to my share. There is so much I could have played, and isn't that telling? I also chose some important speeches I hope you'll find interesting and important during this time of struggle. Malcolm X, Angela Davis, MLK Jr. Mumia Abu Jamal all have something to say about protest and revolution.

And we thought the pandemic alone was going to define 2020? We're not even half way through the year, and there's an election in November, if we can keep it.

Fight the good fight, and all power to the people, always.

Your brother,

jh

Power to the People: John Lennon
My Favorite Mutiny: The Coup
Wild In The Streets: Circle Jerks

Tear The Fascists Down: Woody Guthrie
The Times They Are A-Changin': Bob Dylan
A Riot is the Language of the Unheard: Martin Luther King Jr.
Fight the Power: Public Enemy

Mississippi God Damn: Nina Simone
Youth Against Fascism: Sonic Youth
Burnin' and Lootin': Bob Marley
How To Disappear Completely: Radiohead

Inner City Blues: Gil Scott-Heron
Becoming and Activist: Angela Davis
What's Going On: Marvin Gaye

The Mob Rules: Black Sabbath
Riot: Fishbone
Fuck Tha Police: NWA
By Any Means Necessary: Malcolm X
When The Revolution Comes: Last Poets

Children of the Revolution: T. Rex
Nazi Punks, Fuck Off: Dead Kennedys
My War: Black Flag
Prisons vs. Preschools: Mumia Abu Jamal
Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday

Talk About A Revolution: Tracy Chapman
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell's Kitchen Radio #394: Live From Hell's Lounge
May 25, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #394: Live From Hell's Lounge
WOW, this show sucked. And let me tell you why.

I had this grand idea to stream from my backyard, where we have new patio furniture. I thought, how fun is this? I get to chill out in Hell's Lounge and play my favorite music just for you. But it didn't take into consideration a few things:

1. My neighbors can hear everything I'm saying on my show, and they think I'm talking to them and keep asking me what I'm doing.
2. The mosquitoes want to be in on the act. OUCH!
3. It got dark and I have poor lighting out there.
4. It took me 10 minutes and three tries to connect to our server and it dropped me about 30 minutes into the show, the moment I went inside to grab an extension cord.
5. My external hard drive was on its last legs and any sudden micro-movements would disconnect it, leaving me with dead air.
6. It turns out that it was a combination of a dying hard drive AND a dying USB port.

I sure wanted to enjoy this show. The playlist is diverse and dynamic, but alas the mic breaks are lame.

Seriously though take a look at that playlist. Damn.

My upcoming show is all about revolution. You really should tune in wearing all black.

Try to enjoy.

jh

PS: I purchased a new WD 5TB hard drive last week. Everything is transferred over and ready to rock!

Let's Start: Fela Ransome-Kuti And The Africa '70 With Ginger Baker
Zombi: Fela Kuti

Always Flying: Thee Oh Sees
Fucked Up Motherfucker: Ty Segall
Fell In Love With A Girl: White Stripes with Steven McDonald

Paint It Black: The Avengers
If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up: Betty Davis
Jack the Stipper/Fairies Wear Boots: Black Sabbath

Something I Learned Today: Husker Du
River Deep Mountain High: Tina Turner
Get Down Moses: Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros

I'm Free: King Tuff
El Fugitivo: Grupo Fantasma
Black Heath: Melvins
Their Helicopters Sing: Godspeed You, Black Emperor!
Run Run Run: Velvet Underground

Terraplane Blues: Robert Johnson
Nowadays A Woman Gotta Hit A Man: Captain Beefheart
Earache My Eye: Alice Bowie

I Ain't Marchin' Anymore: Phil Ochs
The Fish Cheer: Country Joe and the Fish
Keep On Keepin' On: Curtis Mayfield

Aliens: Dr. Octogon
I Ain't New To This: Ice T
Rapp Snitch Knishes: MF Doom

Hell's Kitchen Radio #393: Threesome Fantasy - Power Trio Special
May 18, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #393: Threesome Fantasy - Power Trio Special
The myth of the Power Trio has made many a young rocker bang their head in tribute throughout the years. Though there are many trios in many genres, the Power Trio is all about ROCK! I have been wanting to host a special on my favorite trios for quite some time, and I figured being holed up in quarantine is the perfect opportunity to throw down.

And of course I wasn't able to fit in everyone I wanted in these two short hours. This is a taste. A tease. My name is Hell, after all.

So pull out those air guitars, basses and drums, let your hair down (or put on a wig if you need to), and let's get rockin' for the next two hours!

Enjoy.

jh

I Love Living in the City: Danko Jones
Bomber: Closet Queen/Cast Your Fate to the Wind: James Gang
Gimme Shelter: Grand Funk Railroad

Here He Comes: Jimi Hendrix Experience
Psychobilly Freakout: Reverend Horton Heat
Hare Krsna: Hüsker Dü

Overkill: Motörhead
Statement: Boris
Heard It On The X: ZZ Top
Harold of the Rocks: Primus

Car Thief: Beastie Boys
Magic: Zig Zags
Lake of Fire: Meat Puppets
School: Nirvana

Deserted Cities of the Heart: Cream
Pull of the Moon: Mermen

Natural Science: Rush
Dragonaut: Sleep

Charmicarmicat: Melvins

Hell's Kitchen Radio #392: Speedway To My Bed
May 11, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #392: Speedway To My Bed
Another week another show from my bed. It's a great bed, really. I can't say enough good things about the comfort. You should really try it out with me. Perhaps when all of this hullabaloo is past us, I can have a contest and host the winner in my bed for my show. It wouldn't be the first time.

When I was a DJ at 89.7FM KFJC (88-97), our late, great engineer Eric Weaver liked to use me as a guinea pig when it came to live remotes. I hosted a number of live morning shows from local cafes, when we had the idea of hosting a show from my bedroom. It was fundraiser time and we figured someone would want a chance of having spending the morning in bed with a dashing young DJ and a crew of engineers, all cramped in my little bedroom. And we were right! We called it "Breakfast in Bed with the Rev! I went by the Reverend Dah Wave back in those days. Truth be told John Hell was born in late August 1994. But that story is for another time.

I can't recall much about the couple that donated for the chance to spend their morning in bed with me. They were in their 20s, and thought it would be a hoot to spend 6-10am in the San Mateo bedroom with a long haired non-commercial radio DJ, his three roommates, and three staff members of KFJC. Actually one of my roommates was a KFJC staffer (RIP Spiderman). I made everyone pancakes, eggs and bacon for breakfast, and for the mic breaks I made them jump into my bed with me. It had to feel real, so every 10-20 minutes for four hours they had snuggle up with me in my queen-sized bed...with my engineer and another staffer sitting around too.

The music was being played back in the KFJC studios. We would "hand off" to the board op when we were done talking, and coordinate when to come back live to my bedroom.

Why am I telling you all of this? Oh right, I have been doing my shows from my bed ever since this pandemic has started. At least I'm lucky enough to be able to do this. Trust me, I do not take it for granted. I will not just phone in a show. I really love being able to share two hours a week with you. I'm thinking about taking on a second slot where I can play my live show in full. I have thousands.

I'll keep playing the music. You keep listening, and we'll get through all of this together.

Enjoy.

jh

Long Tall Sally: Little Richard
Lucille: Little Richard

Kansas City: Little Richard
Heeby-Jeebies: Little Richard

Rip It Up: Little Richard
Ready Teddy: Little Richard
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On: Little Richard

Everything I Say Just Goes Right Through Her Heart: Peter Laughner
I Heard Her Call My Name: Mr Elevator and The Brain Hotel
Sucker Punch: The Mandatory Eight

Speedway: Black Midi
A4: Dungen

Control: Amyl and the Sniffers
Shitbeard: Cows
Boris: Melvins
The Moon Shines: Ensemble of the Bulgarian Republic

Isolation: Ty Segall
I Never Loved A Man The Way I Loved You: Aretha Franklin
I Got My Mojo Working: Ann Cole
Papa, Won't You Let Me Go To Town With You: Bobby Gentry

Je T'Aime, Moi Non Plus: Cibo Matto
Bang, Bang: Nancy Sinatra
The Lady Loves Me: Elvis Presley and Anne Margaret

Queen Bitch: Green River
Nothing in this World Can Stop Me Worrying About That Girl: The Kinks
The Mayor: Melle Mel

False Prophet: Bob Dylan
Diamond In Your Mind: Tom Waits
Happy Boy: The Beat Farmers

Hell's Kitchen Radio #391: Run Tell Dat: The James Brown Birthday Special
May 4, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #391: Run Tell Dat: The James Brown Birthday Special
For the people in the back, I'll tell the story again.

I used to host a mid-day jazz/soul/funk show at KFJC 89.7FM on the Foothill College campus, south of Stanford. I was there 88-97, but only hosted this particular show from 93-95 I think. Anyway, every Friday at noon I would play 30 minutes of James Brown, and called it "The Brown Bag Lunch". It was so much fun. Being on a college campus means that a lot of coeds would walk by, and me being a young 20-something, I would keep the studio door open to the walking path, and the monitors turned way up, to really feel the funk! And I would dance, and I would sing, and I would turn on the mic and I would shout in James Brown fashion, YEEEEEEEEOW!

It was fun.

I even got to interview the Godfather by phone before one of his Bay Area shows. I tell the story during this show...again.

Every May 3rd KFJC hosts a 24+ hour Mayhem special in celebration of James Brown's birthday called "Doin' It To Death". I always get very excited to host a four hour set; it's like a holiday for me. My employer is aware of this, and supports it. Thanks boss!

There was no birthday special this year. Thanks COVID-19.

So instead I thought I would play two hours of James Brown for you Monday night. And then a miraculous thing happened: DJ Doug, who follows me on Monday nights 10-midnight, couldn't make it! So I have four hours of the Hardest Working Man In Show Business. Mr. Please Please Please. Soul Brother #1. The Minister of the New New Super Cool Funk. Mr. Dynamite Himself: JAMES BROWN!!!!

Yeah, it's like that. I keep mostly to my favorite era, 1968-1975.

Everybody is here: Maceo, Fred, Pee Wee, Bobby Byrd, The Female Preacher Lyn Collins, Clyde and Jab'O, Bootsie and Phelps Collins, and so many more to funk up your day, and piss James off.

The second half of the show focuses on my live collection of James Brown. This is some groovy funk for your face.

So get on the good foot, put on your hot pants, and get ready to be a sex machine for the next four hours!!!

Enjoy.

jh

Get On The Good Foot: James Brown
Lickin' Stick, Lickin' Stick: James Brown

My Thang: James Brown
Hot Pants: James Brown

Soul Power: James Brown
Mother Popcorn: James Brown
Brother Rap: James Brown

Let Yourself Go/There Was A Time/I Feel Alright: James Brown
Whole Lotta Sex Machine: James Brown vs. Led Zeppelin

Georgia On My Mind: James Brown
Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved: James Brown
The Payback: James Brown

Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothing: James Brown
Message From James Brown
Say It Loud (I'm Black And I'm Proud): James Brown

Love Me Tender: James Brown
Sex Machine Turns Me On: James Brown vs. Edward Starr

Hour three:
Please, Please, Please: James Brown (1973 Switzerland)
Down and Out in New York City: James Brown

Make It Funky: James Brown 1971
Pass The Peas: James Brown and the JBs 1972

I Got The Feeling: James Brown (December 13, 1984 Lone Star Cafe, NYC)
Get on the Good Foot, Prisoner of Love: James Brown (May 17, 1984 War Memorial, Trenton, NJ)
Living In America: James Brown (January 7, 1987 Lone Star Cafe, New York City, NY)

Sex Machine: James Brown (December 18, 1977 Stars at The Hotel Bradford, Boston MA)
Please, Please, Please/You've Got The Power: James Brown (Live At The Apollo 1963)

It's Man's World: James Brown (Apollo Theater, NYC, NY 1968)
Lost Someone: James Brown (Apollo Theater, NYC, NY 1968)
Super Bad: James Brown (Paris, 1971)

Cold Sweat: James Brown (January 7, 1987 Lone Star Cafe, New York City, NY)
Think (About It): Lyn Collins (September 1972, Apollo Theater, NYC, NY)

I'm A Greedy Man: James Brown

Hell's Kitchen Radio #390: Too Little Monkey Business
April 27, 2020 8:00pm

 

A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #390: Too Little Monkey Business
So, I think I'm getting the hang of this shelter-at-home thing. I have more music playing than usual, and I'm actually getting along with my family! Who knew that bonding with family is actually a thing?

And when it comes to hosting my weekly show, Hell's Kitchen Radio, on Radio Valencia, I have more time to go through my collection to choose music I think you'll enjoy. This show was fairly diverse, and a lot of fun to put on for you.

I was reminded the other day that May 3rd is fast approaching, which means another James Brown birthday special is due. Many of you know I am a huge JB fan, and I co-host the annual KFJC 26 hour James Brown birthday special "Doin' It To Death", every year on his May 3rd birthday. Alas, this year, the special is not happening; a TRAVESTY!

But do not be alarmed, this Monday night, 8-10PM (PDST) I will be playing two hours of James Brown and James Brown-related material. So get your funky dance shoes ready to groove. Get on with your bad self, because John Hell will have you gettin' up on the get down Monday night at 8.

As for this show, take a look at the playlist below and enjoy.

If you're on the podcast page on Radio Valencia, then you will notice the little white dice on the green field. If you click it, you will be taken to a random show of mine. Go ahead, click the dice, take the ride. Thanks to my boy, Wrybread, for putting that together.

Enjoy.

jh

All Along The Watchtower: Peter Laughner (Cinderella Backstreet, The Cellar, Sandusky, June 24, 1973)
I Contain Multitudes: Bob Dylan

Early in the Morning: Ty Segall
Aman Iman (Water is Life): Tinariwen
Roll Another Number: Josh Tillman

Freya: The Sword
AC/DC: The Sweet
Addicted To Love: Ciccone Youth

The Night Does Not Belong To God: Sleep Token
The Ossuary: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

Blind For All To See: Shrinebuilder
Life on Mars: Seu Jorge
You're Killing Me: Segun Bucknor
Am I Black Enough For Ya?: Schoolly D

For The Lost Souls: Samsara Blues Experiment
God Is People: Flat Eathers
I've Got You Under My Skin: Frank Sinatra
A Day In The Life: The Flaming Lips

Legend In His Own Mind: Gil Scott-Heron
Can't Help Myself: Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra
What A Wonderful World: Louie Armstrong


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