but it's so much better than some years. DJs didn't interrupt w/
station IDs between every song or too often at all. THANK YOU!
Some good music, mostly in spots here and there but as usual I liked
David Torkanowsky's whole set, some of Marcia's. Dr John fired them
up. Zachary Richard's Sunset on Louisianne makes me cry...
But back to the beginning.
George Ingmire and Big D start out.
They switched between two stages in previous years...
Stage MC: "Let's welcome Pit Karaken"? Oh, that was Victor Atkins. Geez.
Special guest Jose Conte.
1st ID about a 1/2 hr into it. Good.
Jeff "Snake" Greenberg
Audio is dropping out. Stream seems ok. I'm guessing it's a problem
at their end.
They admit they are having technical problems.
Left channel dropping out...
Mix sounds excellent! Now suddenly mono. Back and forth abit.
Nice blues. (You can hear the engineers f'ing with the signal. Was
nice and bright a little while ago. Now it's back. Now gone...)
Station ID, have to turn down the background a tad, guys.
Hope the hum doesn't get worse.
Now thew level is down. Is that where it's gonna stay? Nope, it goes up...
... that's 4 our time.
AJ is the MC
Henry Gray and Carol Fran
Can we hear her? Henry's missing notes. They keep losing her voice.
Now we have it.
Now he sings but he's not in the mix right. Nor is she.
Starting to do station IDs too often.
Oh dear, I fear Carol is doing something obscene up there.
They've got her voice finally.
Henry's voice is low still.
Carol is neither a quitter or a winner.
Henry's voice is still low. Oh well, I guess they aren't going to fix it.
I'm liking whoever's playing the organ. (Alright, it was Dave Torkanowsky!)
An anemic What'd I Say. And piano is real low...
Leslie Smith, daughter of Michael Smith.
Dr John arrives.
Yet to come is Joe Krown? (My comments edited out)
Now Dr John. Vocals out of mix. Fixed.
One for Eddie Bo.
Great intro to Tipitina! The Dr is in good voice too.
Doin' The Mess Around.
Dr John's done.
David Torkanowsky on next. James Booker cut on now. St James infirmary.
Now to DT. "Give you all tv and you're happy..." Hot.
Zigaboo sings We Need A Little Gospel... David's speeding it up! Then
it slows down again. David makes a joke about Zigaboo's singing.
Stanton Moore starts out! Yes. Sounds great. Then David kicks in.
(Can hear David calling out the notes to someone...)
George Porter Jr comes on. How Did I Get So Far Gone.
I was just thinking, they aren't doing too many station IDs, and then
they do one.
Living For The City. Piano's kinda low in the mix. Nice bass/drum
exchange. Nice comeback. Vocals too loud.
They're done. Encore? Nope.
Marsha Ball! (midnight NY time)
She's got WWOZ iPhone app.
What to put on her gravestone? I wish I was in New Orleans. Then she
sings New Orleans is a party town...
Hot Tamale Baby. Still hot!
Joe Krown w/ Walter Wolfman Washington
- Frankie and Johnnie. Very nice.
"Love you. What's your number, baby?"
- Tipitina w/ WWW.
- Joe on organ now, Walter singing.
DJ doesn't know how many times they've done Piano Nights.
DJ level higher than stage.
Cynthia Chin singing off key.
- Make Me A Pallet on Your Floor
- not a good singer.
Brings out David Torkanowsky. Junco Partner.
Reminds me of Henry Butler, not a good singer. Maybe a little more
on-key than Henry. But not enough for me.
James Booker - Slow Down/Bony Maronie/Knock on Wood/I Heard It
Through the Grape Vine
(I remember them playing this years ago... Great cut. Great album.)
My man. Sure wish he played accordion still.
- Crawfish, He goes off mic.
- PLAYING ACCORDION!!! Excellent! Dancing at DD's. (Dancing at Double d's)
- The beautiful Sunset on Louisianne (I sing along.)
I go to bed now as it's 2 am.