It’s with regret that I announce the passing of Blue Loon recording artist Mike The Hook Deutsch. The piano man succumbed to cancer on 6/24/09. Instead of thinking of him as having died, I prefer to say: He’s taking his place in that heavenly blues band, playing with his friends who got there before he did: Dave Ray, Rick O’Dell, Joel Johnson, Will Donicht, Percy Strother, Milwaukee Slim, Andy Bailey, Steve Killer Kilbride, Mike Nichols, Lady Blue Sonny Rodgers. Today’s show featured music that Mike recorded with some of those friends.
During the first hour we heard music from Scandinavian group, Triakel. There show was recorded at the Nordic Roots Festival 2008, at the Cedar Cultural Center. Recording engineer was Chris Dronen, the concert was edited by Dan Rein.
Warsaw Village Band: 1.5h (Infinity; Barbes)
Warsaw Village Band: The Rain Is Falling (People’s Spring; World Village)
Warsaw Village Band: I Slayed the Rye (Uprooting; World Village)
Warsaw Village Band: Is Anybody in There? (Infinity; Barbes)
Atahualpa Yupanqui: La Soñadora (La Pampa de Antes; Microfon)
Atahualpa Yupanqui: Cancion de Cuna Argentina (La Pampa de Antes; Microfon)
Atahualpa Yupanqui: El Cielo Esta Dentro de Mi (Don Ata; Tropical Music)
Atahualpa Yupanqui: Canto del Peon Envejecido (La Pampa de Antes; Microfon)