Saturday, March 27, 2010

Show #225--3/28/10

Sweet Cream Ladies, Forward March—The Box Tops
Soul Coaxing (Ame Caline)—Raymond LeFevre and his Orchestra
Love is Here and Now You’re Gone—Diana Ross and the Supremes
This Can’t Be True—Eddie Holman
Love or Let Me Be Lonely—The Friends of Distinction
Smiling Faces Sometimes—The Undisputed Truth
Black Satin—Miles Davis
On the Sly—The Bamboos
Baby—The Phenomenal Handclap Band
You Too—Caroline Peyton
Too Tender (To Touch)—Lene Lovich
These Are the Laws—Judie Tzuke
I Love a Long Goodbye—Sloan

Hour 2—Billboard Hot 100 Spotlight: March 29, 1975

Hits and sorta-hits from 35 years ago today, as we once again boogaloo up the chart.

Black Superman/Muhammad Ali—Johnny Wakelin/The Kinshasa Band (#95)
Rainy Day People—Gordon Lightfoot (#84)
The Pill—Loretta Lynn (#70)
Thank God I’m a Country Boy—John Denver (#60)
Amie—Pure Prairie League (#54)
How Long—Ace (#48)
Killer Queen—Queen (#40)
Lady—Styx (#23)
Shame Shame Shame—Shirley & Company (#12)
You Are So Beautiful—Joe Cocker (#5)
Express—B.T. Express (#4)
Philadelphia Freedom—Elton John (#3)
Lovin’ You—Minnie Riperton (#2)
Lady Marmalade—Labelle (#1)

Just keep telling yourself, "It's only a video...only a video..."
"Baby"--The Phenomenal Handclap Band.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Sample the Sampler

For all those people who've wanted to listen to the Sunday Sampler,
but could never manage to listen live:

Here is an hour from 1/17/10.
You click, I play!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Show #224--3/21/10

Every Little Bit Hurts—Title Tracks
Measure—Field Music
The Undesirables—Lawrence Arabia
Need You Now—Lady Antebellum
Everybody’s Getting Paid But Me—The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Honky Cat—Elton John
Going to California—Jake Shimabukuro
California English—Vampire Weekend
Psychic City (Voodoo City)—YACHT
Letter from an Occupant—The New Pornographers
Benediction—Stealers Wheel
Ramblin’ (Wo)Man—Cat Power

Hour 2—On This Day…

We (meaning I, of course) take a look back at musical history on this date through the years, and some of the songs that accompany those musical memories. 

Featured during this hour:

Cold, Cold Heart—Hank Williams (1951)
Blue Suede Shoes—Carl Perkins (1956)
Cry to Me—Solomon Burke (1962)
Do You Want to Know a Secret?—Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas (1963)
She Loves You—The Beatles (1964)
A Well Respected Man—The Kinks (1966)
Break Up to Make Up—The Stylistics (1973)
EMI—The Sex Pistols (1977)
Going Underground—The Jam (1980)
The Hero’s Return (Parts One and Two)—Pink Floyd (1983)
Streets of Philadelphia—Bruce Springsteen (1994)
Arc of a Diver—Steve Winwood (1995—Viv Stanshall’s memorial service…)

The Reverend and Co., at Pittsburgh's Hard Rock Café this Thursday.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Show #223--3/14/10

Lone Star Song—Grant Lee Buffalo
Young Blood—Norah Jones
Strangeness and Charm—Tim Finn
Cheat on Me—The Cribs
Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey—The Beatles
The Crunge—Led Zeppelin
Stylo—Gorillaz (feat. Mos Def and Bobby Womack)
Sweet Dreams—Split Enz
See No Evil—Television
Ballroom Baby—The Checks
A Girl in Trouble (is a Temporary Thing)—Romeo Void
All Touch--Rough Trade
Conversation with a Cop—Fanny
Pride and Joy—Brandi Carlile

Hour 2—The Playin’ of the Green

My St. Patrick's Day show.  Revisiting a theme from a few years ago.

Green, Green—The New Christy Minstrels
Bowling Green—The Everly Brothers
Long Green—The Fireballs
Green Grass—Gary Lewis & the Playboys
Green Green Grass of Home—John Otway
Little Green Bag—George Baker Selection
Green Man—XTC
Green Chimneys—Thelonious Monk
Little Green—Joni Mitchell
Murder—Jack Green
Forest Green Oh Forest Green—Holly Miranda
Green Eyes—Coldplay

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Show #222--3/7/10

I'm filling in for Dr. Gonzo tonight, so I'll be here from 8pm to Midnight this week. 

Here's what's on tap for the first two hours:

The New Pollution—Beck
Clap Yo Hands—Ray Johnston Band
The Jungle Line—Joni Mitchell
The High Road—Broken Bells
Joni—Julian Velard
I’m Not in Love—10cc
Feel it All Around—Washed Out
Raise the Bells—Folk Implosion
Bizarre Love Triangle—New Order
Over the Moon—Tyro
15 to 20—The Phenomenal Handclap Band
Everybody’s Got Something to Hide (Except Me and My Monkey)—The Feelies
Rolene—Moon Martin

Hour 2—Movie music

A Fine Romance—Fred Astaire w/ Johnny Green & His Orchestra (from “Swing Time”)
Sunnyside Up—Johnny Hamp’s Kentucky Serenaders (from “Paper Moon”)
Belleville Rendez-vous—Matthieu Chedid (from “The Triplets of Belleville”)
Experiment in Terror—Henry Mancini (from “Experiment in Terror”)
Last Tango in Paris (Ballad)—Gato Barbieri (from “Last Tango in Paris”)
Taxi Driver: A Night-Piece for Orchestra—Bernard Herrmann (from “Taxi Driver”)
Twist Fever—Arch Hall, Jr. & the Archers (from “Wild Guitar”)
Gone Dead Train—Randy Newman (from “Performance”)
Shape of Things to Come—Max Frost & the Troopers (from “Wild in the Streets”)
Carry On Till Tomorrow—Badfinger (from “The Magic Christian”)
Come in Number 51, Your Time is Up—Pink Floyd (from “Zabriskie Point”)
Stroll On—The Yardbirds (from “Blow-Up”)
As We Go Along—The Monkees (from “Head”)
I’m Easy—Keith Carradine (from “Nashville”)