Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Shades of Blues

Live music with Regina Pontillo, I DJed the band breaks.

-Petite Fleur - Sidney Bechet
-Purple Wail - Red Prysock
-I'll Be Your Sweet Black Angel - Saffire - the Uppity Blues Women
-Love Me Or Leave Me - The Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet
-Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down - Eric Bibb, Rory Block, Maria Muldaur

-Come On In My Kitchen - Porterdavis
-How Blue Can You Get - Brother Yusef
-Be My Husband - Nina Simone
-Converted - Nathan James & Ben Hernandez
-My Road Lies In Darkness - Charlie Musselwhite

-Ruby Mae - Snooky Pryor & Mel Brown
-Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman
-I Can't Stand The Rain - Ann Peebles
-Steamroller Blues - Soul Miner's Daughter
-Black Night - John Lee Hooker
-Tell Me More And More And Then Some - Nina Simone

Monday, July 20, 2009

Down Home Blues!!

The event was a complete success in my book. I haven't hit my dancing that hard in a long time, and feel like I got one of those pushes to take my dancing to the next level. Mainly I focused on technique, especially being a lot more grounded and letting my follow lag more, as well as musicality and really exploring how much of my own style and interpretation I can bring to the dance. It's making dancing way more fun.

As for DJing - I had a one-hour slot at the Sunday main dance, and I feel really good about it. Met some of the other DJs, got to talk some music, and generally had a lot of fun. Highlight of the set: some lady asking me to play Amy Winehouse. You should have seen Damon's face.

Here's the set:

-Red Mud - Chris Thomas King
-Don't Ever let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down - Eric Bibb
-Deep in the Delta - Brother Yusef
-She's Gonna Take Sick and Die - Collard Greens & Gravy
-Down Home Blues - Satan and Adam
-I'll Be Your Sweet Black Angel - Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women
-Love Me or Leave Me - The Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet
-Tombstone Blues - Ronnie Magri & His New Orleans Jazz Band
-Real Gone - Sam Taylor & His All Star Jazz Band
-Sanctuary - Charlie Musselwhite
-Red Rooster - Howling Wolf and Muddy Waters
-Down in the Swamp - Tab Benoit
-Driving Wheel - Etta James
-Sugarman - Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang
-Sugar Mama Blues - Snooky Pryor & Mel Brown