Saturday, April 30, 2011

Show #280--5/1/11

Willin’—Little Feat
If I Only Knew—The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Getting Better—Gomez
The Sweet Love That You Give (Sure Goes a Long, Long Way)—Steve Forbert
Got to Get You Into My Life—Ryan Montbleau Band
Time for the Leaving—Magna Carta
This is Japan—Jack Green

Hour 2—Insecta Sides

The Glow Worm—The Mills Brothers
Butterfly—Charlie Gracie
The Termite—Odgen Nash
Lucky Ladybug—Billy & Lillie
The Boll Weevil Song—Brook Benton
Bumble Bee—LaVern Baker
The Caterpillar—Odgen Nash
The Inch Worm—John Coltrane
Cricket—Collie Ryan
Bugs—Bobbie Gentry
Bugs—Pearl Jam
June Bug—Leo Kottke
Ants Marching—Dave Matthews Band
Fireflies—Fleetwood Mac
Insects—Oingo Boingo
Fly on the Wall—XTC
The Eyes of the Fly—Jookabox


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Show #279--4/24/11

Baby Let’s Play House—Arthur Gunter
Eggs Over Easy—Martina Sorbara
Angry Chair—Alice in Chains
I Could Give You (a Mirror)—Eurythmics
Take Me With U—Prince and the Revolution
Can’t Wait to See You—Eurogliders
Gentle Hum—The Finn Brothers

Hour 2—Billboard Hot 100 Spotlight:  April 25, 1986

Da hits from 25 years ago, jumping around the Hot 100 in Sunday Sampler style.  Featuring music from: The Bangles, Bourgeois Tagg, Greg Kihn Band, INXS, Janet Jackson, Nu Shooz, Robert Palmer, and more.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Show #278--4/17/11

Stylo—Gorillaz (feat. Mos Def & Bobby Womack)
You—Abra Moore
We’re on Our Way—Chris Hodge
Carnival—Burning Airlines
Bootstraps—Drew Grow and the Pastors’ Wives
Oh Well—Fleetwood Mac
The Wind Cries Mary—Jimi Hendrix Experience
Sincerely Jasper—Jasper & the Prodigal Sons

Hour 2—Singing About Dancing

Swayin’ to the Music (Slow Dancin’)—Johnny Rivers
Slow Dancing Don’t Turn Me On—The Addrisi Brothers
Blame it on the Boogie—The Jacksons  
Ain’t Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)—Joe Tex
I Got Ants in My Pants (and I Want to Dance)—James Brown
Boogie Nights—Heatwave
Dance Away—Roxy Music
Instant Club Hit (You’ll Dance to Anything)—The Dead Milkmen
Dancing in the Street—Martha & the Vandellas
I Gotta Dance to Keep from Crying—The Miracles
Nobody But Me—The Human Beinz
Let Her Dance—The Bobby Fuller Four
Save the Last Dance for Me—The Drifters
Dance Tonight—Paul McCartney
Land of 1000 Dances—Cannibal & the Headhunters

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Show #277--4/10/11

We Will All Go Together When We Go—Tom Lehrer
Shake ‘Em on Down—Mississippi Fred McDowell
Hats Off to (Roy) Harper—Led Zeppelin
China Girl—Roy Harper
Candlelighter Man—Fanny
Thunder and Lightning—Chi Coltrane
The Mama Papa—Plants and Animals
Better Than Nothing—Jennifer Trynin
I Do Not Play No Rock ‘n’ Roll—Dangerman

Library of Congress National Recording Registry 2011 Selections

Hour 2—You Don’t Know Me, I Don’t Know You

You Don’t Know Me—Ray Charles
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out—Nina Simone
Who Was That Man?—Nick Lowe
Walk on By—Leroy Van Dyke
Daylight Stranger—Gary Puckett & the Union Gap
Take Time to Know Her—Percy Sledge
Danger! She’s a Stranger—The Five Stairsteps
People Are Strange—The Doors
She is Still a Mystery—The Lovin’ Spoonful
Beautiful People—Melanie
The Stranger—Billy Joel
Stranger in My Home Town—Foghat
Eyes of a Stranger—The Payola$
No One Here Knows Jane—Warren Zanes
Stranger to Himself—Traffic 

My name is Fred McDowell. They call me Miss'ippi Fred McDowell. But it, my home's in Ro[ss]ville Tennessee. But it don' make any different, it soun' good to me. I seem like I'm at home in there when I'm in Miss'ippi? An' I do not play no rock'an'roll y'all. I jus' play jus' straight an' natchel blue? An' whenever you get somebody, y'know, want to plo:w for you, just call for Fred McDowell, yeh. I wa[s] raised on the farm, y'unnerstan'? Now only way you can rock Fred, you have to put him in a rocking chair, or either lay me down, y'unnerstan, yeh. Heh, that's my type of rockin', yeh heh heh. [plays a line]

An' my type of blue? I play it with a bottleneck? I first got this style from a beef bone, y' understan' me. Rib wha' come out of a steak? My uncle, when I was a small boy in the country. He ground this bone down, and filed it with a file, and put 't'on his little fi[ae]nger. But I play't on my ri[ae]ng finger, y' understan'? An' nis a- dis here bottleneck sound better'n the bone, cause you get more clar- clear sound outa it. [plays a chord]

An' I, I would like for you to, you- who's never listen to me. [Come] over here an' buy one of the tape, a album, anything. I like for, I like for you to listen at what I'm saying. I'd make the guitar say what I say, y'understan'. [plays line] If I say 'Our Father'? it'll say 'Our Father'. [chord] If I give out a hymn? it'll say it. [chord] If I play '[A]mazin' Grace'? it'll si[ae]ng that too. [plays line] Now that's my style, what you hear me doing there. [plays line] I hope y'all like it, who's never git it.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Show #276--4/3/11

Plastic People—The Mothers of Invention
The World Ain’t Round It’s Square—The Savages
Cry—The Cyrkle
Howlin’ for You—The Black Keys
$300—Soul Coughing
Under Bridges and Overpasses—Modern Skirts
You Never Had it So Good—RJD2
Me and Baby Brother—War
Old Dirt Road—John Lennon
Be My Wife—David Bowie

Hour 2—Coffee, Incidentally

Quirky themes continue:  Coffee in the lyrics, if not in the title (except for the last track):

Intergalactic—Beastie Boys
Everyday is a Winding Road—Sheryl Crow
Meet Virginia—Train
I Don’t Sleep, I Dream—R.E.M.
I’ve Found Someone of My Own—The Free Movement
Halley’s Waitress—Fountains of Wayne
Tom’s Diner—Suzanne Vega
Drivin’ My Life Away—Eddie Rabbitt
King of Anything—Sara Bareilles
Is She Really Going Out With Him?—Joe Jackson
Girl Inform Me—The Shins
You’re So Vain—Carly Simon
Speeding Cars—Imogen Heap
Black Coffee in Bed—Squeeze