Saturday, February 26, 2011


Blues Cafe
Splitting sets with the lovely and glamorous Devona Cartier. Got some new music recently, so I enjoyed branching out more.

-Rock Me Baby - Etta James
-C.C. Rider - Esther Phillips
-She Moves Me - Paul Rodgers
-Down in the Swamp - Tab Benoit
-Lord, Don't Move the Mountain - Angela Strehli
-Come Home Blues - Jennifer Nettles Band
-In the Mood for Memphis - Reni Simon
-Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down - Eric Bibb, Rory Block, Maria Muldaur
-Don't You Feel My Leg - Maria Muldaur
-I'll Be Your Sweet Black Angel - Saffire - the Uppity Blues Women
-Love Me Like A Man - Bonnie Raitt

-Springtime Blues - Billy Boy Arnold
-My Handy Man Ain't Handy No More - Alberta Hunter
-Short Dressed Woman - Lafayette Leake
-Sugar Blues - Preservation Hall Jazz Band

-Love Me or Leave Me - The Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartett
-Deep in the Delta - Brother Yusef
-High Heeled Sneakers - Tommy Tucker
-Sanctified Blues - Satan and Adam
-Converted - Nathan James & Ben Hernandez
-You Don't Have to Go - Pinetop Perkins
-Driving Wheel - Etta James
-Blues Tears - Sam Taylor
-Red Mud - Chris Thomas King
-Dark Sunshine - Dr. Michael White
-Blooz First Thaingh' Dis Moanin' - Wycliffe Gordon

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Blues Union
This was one of my favorite sets in a while - mainly because I was pushing myself not to use the same music I always do, so I spent a lot more time than usual prepping. I'd like to make that more of a habit - it gives my sets more versatility. Another thing I enjoyed was the fact that I was actively engaged in DJing this set the whole way through - I didn't talk to people or dance. I think that makes a really big difference. It's easy to lose track of the floor, especially when you're dancing. Also - found a new Nina song which I love!

-Shoes of Another Man - Brother Yusef
-You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had - Muddy Waters
-Springtime Blues - Billy Boy Arnold
-A Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues - Diane Hoffman
-Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans - Lavay Smith
-Creole Love Call - The Baby Soda Jazz Band
-At the Jazz Band Ball - Kevin Clark
-I Just Want To Make Love To You - Etta James
-I Love Your Lovin' Ways - Nina Simone
-Blues In The Night - Ledisi
-Wade In The Wather - Carrie Smith
-Trouble In Mind - Aretha Franklin
-Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
-Something's Gotta Hold On Me - Etta James


Jamie's Going Away House Party
I DJ'd a set for Jamie's house party. It was really fun - I got to play stuff I never get to DJ. I'm looking forward to broadening my music and playing for different types of venues ... branching out more into funk, soul, hip hop and R&B. We'll see ...

-Remember the Name - Fort Minor
-Cornbread Fish and Collard Greens - Anthony Hamilton
-Cold Turkey - Anthony David
-Brown Skin - India Arie
-Every Planet We Reach is Dead - Gorillaz
-Neptune's Jewels - Mystic
-Painkillers/What It's Like - Everlast
-Hypnosis Theme - Wax Tailor
-Teardrop - Massive Attack
-When the Lights Go Out - The Black Keys
-Bump Bump Bump - B2K feat. P.Diddy
-Big Pimpin'/Papercut - Linkin Park & Jay-Z
-Mercy On Me - Christina Aguilera