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Okay, so we actually went to Walla Walla to check out the town and the wine scene. But since I had spent a pleasurable afternoon at the Hot Poop music store on Main Street several years back, I was anxious to see if it was still thriving.
When I noted how much stock was in the store, the owner, Jim McGuinn, joked that it could all be mine for three easy payments. The store does suffer from a lot of clutter but its fun clutter to poke through, including autographed guitars and 8-track tapes if you make it all the way to the back.
I found some NOLA CDs that weren’t already in my collection, including a 1991 release by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band that I hadn’t seen before. They also had some Radiator releases — always a positive indicator that I should dig deeper into a store.
Today’s show features choice cuts from the music I found there along with some other gems such as a Wynton Marsalis take of Layla (Eric Clapton does assist on that one). Charmaine Neville performs the eclectic “Leave Room for the Dancers” and I follow that up with Diablo’s Horns’ original “Bending Like a Willow Tree.” If you can hang in there through those songs, stick around for a charming version of Don’t Worry, Be Happy with Glen David Anderson doing some humorous vocal responses.