blues http://kalw.org en Fog City Blues + Blues Power Hour this Wednesday http://kalw.org/post/fog-city-blues-blues-power-hour-wednesday <p>This week Fog City Blues revisits an interview with Bay Area blues harp legend <a href="http://rickestrin.com">Rick Estrin</a>, who performs&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">this weekend</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in Redwood City and Seaside. Rick talks to host Devon </span>Strolovitch<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about his early days in the Bay Area blues scene and plays tunes from some of the greats he met as an up-and-comer. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:45:35 +0000 Devon Strolovitch 46873 at http://kalw.org Blues legend Sugar Pie DeSanto still hits the high notes http://kalw.org/post/blues-legend-sugar-pie-desanto-still-hits-high-notes <p></p><p>She began winning talent shows up and down Fillmore Street at 18, when she weighed just 85 pounds, wore size 3 shoes and went by her given name, Umpeylia Marsema Balinton.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:33:38 +0000 Hana Baba & Produced by Ashleyanne Krigbaum 46406 at http://kalw.org Blues legend Sugar Pie DeSanto still hits the high notes Wednesday: Mark Naftalin pays tribute to Horace Silver & Jimmy Scott http://kalw.org/post/wednesday-mark-naftalin-pays-tribute-horace-silver-jimmy-scott <p>Fog City Blues is off this week, but Mark Naftalin returns with a special two-hour broadcast of the Blues Power Hour.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he first hour will include musical tributes to two recently-departed musical greats: composer-pianist Horace Silver and vocal balladeer extraordinaire Jimmy Scott. &nbsp;The second hour will feature a “45 Party” (the “45” is a medium of recorded sound, in this case, not a firearm). Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:35:08 +0000 Devon Strolovitch 45909 at http://kalw.org Wednesday: Mark Naftalin pays tribute to Horace Silver & Jimmy Scott Djangofest on the Fog City Blues http://kalw.org/post/djangofest-fog-city-blues <p><a href="http://djangofest.com/home/djangofest-mill-valley/">Djangofest Mill Valley</a> is the annual Bay Area celebration of guitarist Django Reinhardt and all things Gypsy Swing. We'll be joined live in the studio by two of this year's featured artists, Los Angeles-based <a href="http://www.triodinicu.com/">Trio Dinicu</a>&nbsp;and Finnish guitarist <a href="http://www.ollisoikkeli.com/">Olli&nbsp;Soikkeli</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;<em><strong>Fog City Blues&nbsp;</strong></em><strong>with Devon Strolovitch ~ Wednesday, 6/04 at 9 pm.</strong></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:51:48 +0000 Devon Strolovitch 44691 at http://kalw.org Djangofest on the Fog City Blues The Greatest Songwriter You've Never Heard of http://kalw.org/post/greatest-songwriter-youve-never-heard <p>Although his name is little remembered today, Bert&nbsp;Berns worked alongside Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler, Burt Bacharach, Phil Spector, Gerry Goffin and Carole King&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">–</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;anyone who was anyone in the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New York rhythm and blues world of the early&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">‘60s.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;In seven quick years, he went from nobody to the top of the pops – producer of monumental r&amp;b cla Wed, 21 May 2014 19:53:15 +0000 Devon Strolovitch 44119 at http://kalw.org The Greatest Songwriter You've Never Heard of