Sunday, March 26, 2006

3/26/06 playlist

Are You Gonna Be My Girl--Jet
Twitchy--Rene Hall and his Orchestra
Lovely Day--Bill Withers
Bad Day--Daniel Powter
Let's Go Away for Awhile--The Beach Boys
Now I Get It--Neil Finn
Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?--Paula Cole
Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone?--Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Where Have All the Good Times Gone?--The Kinks
Strangers--The Kinks
I Was Lonely When--The Cryan' Shames
Kitty's Daydream--Tipsy
He's Gonna Step on You Again--John Kongos
This Flight Tonight--Nazareth
The City--The Dismemberment Plan

Hour 2--Remake!

Tea for Two (excerpt)--Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians
Tea for Two--Anita O'Day
Lover--Les Paul
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction--Devo
I'm Alive--Gamma
Romeo & Juliet--Michael & the Messengers
Band on the Run--Owsley
She Loves You (Dr. Strangelove version)--Peter Sellers
Blackbird--Brad Mehldau
Because--Elliott Smith
Dedicated to the One I Love--The Mamas & the Papas
Under the Boardwalk--The Undertones
All Along the Watchtower--Jimi Hendrix
Emeute dans la Prison--Michel Pagliaro
Everybody Knows This is Nowhere--Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs
Hallelujah--Jeff Buckley

Saturday, March 18, 2006

3/19/06 playlist

Theme from "Jonny Quest"--Hoyt Curtin
Kamasutra--Buddy De Franco and his Orchestra
Teasin' You--Willie Tee
Let's Go (Pony)--The Routers
Cigarette Ashes--Jimmy Conwell
Spanish Rose--Van Morrison
I'm Crying--The Animals
House of the Rising Sun--The Animals
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood--The Costello Show

This week's theme: A&M Records

The Lonely Bull--Herb Alpert
Let's Get Together--We Five
Out & About--Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
Live--The Merry-Go-Round
Triste--Antonio Carlos Jobim
Lonesome Mary--Chilliwack
Do You Know What I Mean--Lee Michaels
Top of the World--The Carpenters
"Annie Berger" from "An Evening with Groucho"--Groucho Marx
Oh Very Young--Cat Stevens
30 Days in the Hole--Humble Pie
If You Wanna Get to Heaven--The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Outa-Space--Billy Preston
Por Amor Viviremos--The Captain & Tennille
Baby, I Love Your Way--Peter Frampton
Pulling Mussels (From a Shell)--Squeeze
Hill Where the Lord Hides--Chuck Mangione
Goodbye Stranger--Supertramp
China Boys--The Payola$
A Change--Sheryl Crow
Caramel--Suzanne Vega
Ladyfingers (2006)--Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
(Camara Kambon remix)

Random notes: This week's theme (which started at 9:30 instead of 10--how do I denote that?) was inspired by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this week... From the "Hey, Did You Know?" file: The Sex Pistols were A&M artists for 6 days, I do believe, until tip-offs from music industry insiders and nasty behavior at the A&M offices made management change their mind (and recall the "God Save the Queen" single from its pressings); the Pistols still got paid, though...another successful rock 'n' roll swindle!!...I first heard the delightful double album "An Evening with Groucho" while a student at Indiana University of PA, and this past year I was lucky enough to snag it when they had a massive sale of their record album collection (yay!); it's terrific and very funny and kind of sad and sweet in a way, too, considering the context of this wry old man looking back at his life...and if that's not enough...the album also features Dick Cavett (yowzah!)..."Por Amor Viviremos" is "Love Will Keep Us Together," just so you know...oh no, really it's more like "We Will Live by Love." We will? We will ('sawright)...Quick-minded sorts surely realized that the version of "Goodbye Stranger" actually didn't come from the "Breakfast in America" CD, but rather the "Magnolia" movie soundtrack, as Philip Baker Hall's stiff upper-lip game show host introduces Round 2 before the song starts...more babble next week!

Sunday, March 12, 2006

3/12/06 playlist

Hard Act to Follow—Split Enz
Surfin—William Orbit
Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine—Spoon
Tell No Lies—Spoons
Ten Styles of Funk—Spooner
Funk #49—The James Gang
Not Fade Away—The Rolling Stones
No Expectations—The Rolling Stones
Bound Together—Suddenly, Tammy!
Day Dreaming—Aretha Franklin
Manteca—Dizzy Gillespie
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree—KT Tunstall
992 Arguments—The O’Jays

Hour 2—Duets

I Wanna Hot Dog for My Roll—Butterbeans & Susie
Baby It’s Cold Outside—Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan
Feudin’ Banjos—Eric Weissberg and Marshall Brickman
Swingin’ on a Star--Big Dee Irwin & Little Eva
Don’t Tell Me You’re Sorry—Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn
Jackson—Johnny Cash & June Carter
A Little More Gauze—Mike Nichols and Elaine May
After the Lights Go Down Low—Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells
Your Precious Love—Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Tramp—Otis & Carla
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart—Elton John & Kiki Dee
Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key—Billy Bragg & Natalie Merchant
Girl on a Swing—Andy Summers and Robert Fripp
Don’t Give Up—Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush
Miss Sarajevo—Passengers (featuring Bono and Luciano Pavarotti)
Cruisin’—Huey Lewis & Gwyneth Paltrow

Random notes: DEEJAY ERROR (ooh fun!): The original song programmed instead of the Stones' "No Expectations" was their "19th Nervous Breakdown"; I put in the wrong CD...typical...Gee, the James Gang sounded funny on air to me...the guitars seemed muted...the funk was still intact, though...Spooner is a band from Erie, PA, which has some interesting music posted on their myspace page...nice original tunes, and they can keep a groove going without it becoming tired (IMHO); they are playing at the Brown Hotel in Indiana this spring on 3/23 and 4/27...."Miss Sarajevo" was chosen in dubious memory of Slobodan Milosevic, who died this past week while awaiting trial for war crimes....and from the semi-sublime to the ridiculous, the selection of "I Wanna Hot Dog for My Roll" was inspired by the local hot dog man controversy here in Indiana....The Marvin Gaye duets were the last to be placed in the lineup, with a CD purchased the afternoon of the show (I love big book 'n' music stores)...