Wednesday, January 31, 2007

1/28/07 playlist

Drinking in L.A.—Bran Van 3000
Blowin’ Smoke—Peter Frampton
Cigarettes, Whiskey & Wild, Wild Women—The Big Three Trio
Broken Hearted Melody—Sarah Vaughan
Keep On Running Away—Lazy Racer
The Right Thing to Do—Carly Simon
Little Boxes—Malvina Reynolds
Pleasant Valley Sunday—The Monkees
Karma Police—Radiohead
Swoon—Pell Mell
It’s a Good Life if You Don’t Weaken—The Tragically Hip
Town Cryer—Elvis Costello
Buckets of Rain (Live)—Neko Case
Hard to Handle (Live)—The Black Crowes

Hour 2—40 Years Ago: Billboard Hot 100, January 28, 1967

For What It’s Worth (Stop, Hey, What’s That Sound)—Buffalo Springfield (#90)
Little Black Egg—The Nightcrawlers (#88)
Lovin’ You—Bobby Darin (#60)
Pretty Ballerina—The Left Banke (#50)
Ruby Tuesday—The Rolling Stones (#43)
Mellow Yellow—Donovan (#42)
Talk Talk—The Music Machine (#30)
I’m Not Your Steppin’ Stone—The Monkees (#28)
Single Girl—Sandy Posey (#26)
I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)—The Electric Prunes (#20)
I’ve Passed This Way Before—Jimmy Ruffin (#17)
Knight in Rusty Armour—Peter & Gordon (#15)
Tell It to the Rain—The Four Seasons (#13)
We Ain’t Got Nothin’ Yet—The Blues Magoos (#10)
Words of Love—The Mamas & the Papas (#5)
Georgy Girl—The Seekers (#4)
Snoopy vs. the Red Baron—The Royal Guardsmen (#3)
Tell it Like it Is—Aaron Neville (#2)
I’m a Believer—The Monkees (#1)

Friday, January 26, 2007

1/21/07 playlist

Move—Miles Davis
Commotion—Creedence Clearwater Revival
Wang Dang Doodle—Koko Taylor
Jody’s Got Your Girl and Gone—Johnnie Taylor
Anything You Want—Spoon
Happy Town—The Replacements
Poetry Man—Phoebe Snow
Maasai Mara—The Ruby Suns
Here Today—The Beach Boys
Wham Bam--Silver
The Perfect Me—Deerhoof
Listen to What the Man Said—Paul McCartney and Wings
Viva Le High—Goodness
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat—Charles Mingus
Look Through My Window—The Mamas & the Papas

Hour 2--Crime and Punishment

Framed (Joe Don Baker movie promo)
What Makes a Work Song Leader?—Alan Lomax interview with ‘Bama’
Rosie—C.B. and Axe Gang (from “Negro Prison Blues and Songs”)
Chain Gang—Sam Cooke
Inside—Looking Out—The Animals
Folsom Prison Blues—Johnny Cash
San Quentin—Johnny Cash
In the Jailhouse Now—The Soggy Bottom Boys
The File—Bob Luman
Poor Jenny—Nick Lowe & Dave Edmunds
Out of Jail—They Might Be Giants
Dad I’m in Jail—Was (Not Was)
Thirty Days in the Hole—Humble Pie
Jailhouse Rock—Elvis Presley
He Almost Looks Like You—Otis Lee Crenshaw
Gallows Pole—Led Zeppelin
I Shall Be Released—The Band

Monday, January 15, 2007

1/14/07 playlist

Mexican Radio—Wall of Voodoo
Pink & Sour—Califone
We’ll Sing in the Sunshine—Gale Garnett
Teasin’ You—Willie Tee
Deep Purple—Nino Tempo and April Stevens
Foot Stomping—The Flares
You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby—Bobby Darin
Happy Families—XTC
Ants Marching—Dave Matthews Band
Les Roi des Fourmis (King of the Ants)—Michel Polnareff
Turn Me Loose--Loverboy
I Don't Want Your Love--Duran Duran
Eyes of a Stranger--The Payola$
Crayon Angels--Judee Sill

Hour 2--Fraternal twins

Time Bomb—The Dismemberment Plan
Time Bomb—Old 97s
Early in the Morning—Nilsson
Early in the Morning—Vanity Fare
You Made Me Love You—Vanity Fare
You Made Me Love You—Julie London
Promises, Promises—Naked Eyes
Promises, Promises—Dionne Warwick
Pick Up the Pieces—Average White Band
Pick Up the Pieces—Money Mark
Maneater—Nelly Furtado
Maneater—Daryl Hall & John Oates
Crush—Jennifer Paige
Crush—Dave Matthews Band
Dust—Elvis Costello
Dust—Fleetwood Mac

...and here was the original first hour playlist (foiled by a defective disc!):

...Ants Marching--Dave Matthews Band
Le Roi Des Fourmis--Michel Polnareff
Antmusic--Adam and the Ants
Michael Mills talks about "Adam and the Ant" and Bow Wow Wow
Baby, Oh No--Bow Wow Wow

If I get a chance in the future, I'll try and play that Michael Mills's an amusing time trip back to the days when religious folks were on the lookout for 'satanic music' and one of the ways to get people to hear how satanic this music was, was to naturally, play the 45 rpm songs at 33 1/3 rpm (often rendering the lyrics even MORE unintelligible)...and of course those songs suddenly sound more evil, with those slowed-down voices and such..."Baby, Oh No" is my favorite song of Bow Wow Wow's...just great rhythmic pop, (of course, it has that satanic Burundi beat!) with a melody that sounds like updated girl group at its base, really.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

1/7/07 playlist

J’ai Marche pour une Nation—Michel Pagliaro
Cravo e Canela (Clove and Cinnamon)—Milton Nascimento
Light Up Ya Lighter—Michael Franti and Spearhead
Get It—The Royals
Hippy Hippy Shake—Chan Romero
The Jolly Green Giant—The Kingsmen
Farmer John—The Premiers
Time Waits for No One—The Knack
Hot House of Omagarashid—The Yardbirds
Happenings Ten Years Time Ago—The Yardbirds
I’ve Been Wrong—Chuck Woolery
Room to Move—John Mayall
I’d Love to Change the World—Ten Years After
Cinnamon Park—Jill Sobule
The Only Living Boy in New York—Simon & Garfunkel
(All in the) All in All—The Knack

Hour 2—In memoriam 2006

I’m in Love—Wilson Pickett
Teardrops from My Eyes—Ruth Brown
Mother Popcorn (Live)—James Brown
Alone Again Or—Love (Arthur Lee)
Astronomy Domine—Pink Floyd (Syd Barrett)
Space Child—Spirit (John Locke)
Lightworks—Raymond Scott/Dorothy Collins
Lightworks—J Dilla
Will It Go Round in Circles—Billy Preston
What is This Thing Called Love—Anita O’Day
Before the Next Teardrop Falls—Freddy Fender
Act Naturally—Buck Owens
Love is Blue (L’amour est Bleu)—Paul Mauriat and his Orchestra
It Hurts to Be in Love—Gene Pitney
Unity—Desmond Dekker
You’ll Never Find (Another Love Like Mine)--Lou Rawls
Daystar Nightlight—Dewey Redman

Monday, January 01, 2007

12/31/06 playlist

This Will Be Our Year—The Zombies
I Understand (Just How You Feel)—The G-Clefs
Last Night (Live)—The Mar-Keys
Didn’t Mean It—Steve McNaughton
Wonderful Night—Fatboy Slim
My Kinda Lover—Billy Squier
There You Are in Me—Nellie McKay
Bitter Wine—Fanny
Midnight at the Oasis—Maria Muldaur
Pink Champagne—Joe Liggins and the Honeydrippers
The Nervous Beat—Creed Taylor Orchestra
Take Your Mama—Scissor Sisters
If You Talk in Your Sleep—Albert King
At Midnight (My Love Will Lift You Up)—Rufus with Chaka Khan
Cosmia—Joanna Newsom

Hour 2--Marc’s Faves 2006

Chatterbox—David Mead
Go-Go Gadget Gospel—Gnarls Barkley
Crazy—Gnarls Barkley
Skip to the End—The Futureheads
All Too Much—Gomez
Margaret vs. Pauline—Neko Case
Ta Douleur--Camille
Conceived—Beth Orton
Shopping Trolley—Beth Orton
Lullaby—Grizzly Bear
Arrest Yourself—Hot Chip
Nice Day—Persephone’s Bees
Trains to Brasil—Guillemots
Suddenly I See—KT Tunstall
Second Brain—Kaki King
Fire—Jason Collett
Only a Fool—Marit Larsen
Elusive—Scott Matthews