Sunday, May 29, 2011

Show #284--5/29/11

That Was Then But This is Now—ABC
We’re All Looking—Steve Winwood
Grazing in the Grass—Hugh Masekela
Teen Town—Weather Report
Big Beng—Squeeze
Human Hair—Beep Beep
Hello It’s Me—The Nazz
Couleur Café—Serge Gainsbourg
Lalo’s Bossa Nova (Samba Para Dos)—Lalo Schifrin
Ame Câline—Michel Polnareff

Hour 2—1961

Just an hour looking back at what folks might have been listening to on a Memorial Day 50 years ago, to give you that cool retro vibe, right? OK, then.

It went something like this:

The Battle of Gettysburg—Fred Darian
(Ghost) Riders in the Sky—The Ramrods
Big Boss Man—Jimmy Reed
Heart & Soul—The Cleftones
Hello Walls—Faron Young
Tonight I Fell in Love—The Tokens
Brass Buttons—The String-a-Longs
Walk Right Back—The Everly Brothers
Your Other Love—The Flamingos
Shop Around—The Miracles
Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White—Jerry Murad’s Harmonicats
Dedicated to the One I Love—The Five Royales
Wonderland By Night—Bert Kaempfert
He Will Break Your Heart—Jerry Butler
I Pity the Fool—Bobby “Blue” Bland
Pony Time—Chubby Checker
That’s It, I Quit, I’m Movin’ On—Sam Cooke
Right or Wrong—Wanda Jackson
Travelin’ Man—Ricky Nelson 

Ame câline
Cherche coeur libre tous les jours
Toutes les nuits
Pour la vie
Ame câline
Offre nid tout près du soleil
Près des étoiles
Pour logis

Pour la vie
Ou peut-être plus
Pour la vie
Ou peut-être moins

Ame impatiente
Aimerait trouver âme soeur
Pour compagnie
Pour amie

Pour la vie
Ou peut-être plus
Pour la vie
Ou peut-être moins

Ame câline
Cherche coeur libre tous les jours
Toutes les nuits
Pour la vie
Ame câline
Offre nid tout près du soleil
Près des étoiles
Pour logis
Toutes les nuits
Pour la vie

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Show #283--5/22/11

Trampled Under Foot—Led Zeppelin
Life of Love—Callers
Sleeping Beauty—Lene Lovich
Girls—Dwight Twilley  
Rumor Has It—Honeydogs
Hold On—Badfinger
An Artist in the Field—Roger Klug
G Turns to D—Sloan
Stillness is the Move—Dirty Projectors
Live in Sunshine—The Rapture

Hour 2—60’s Soft Pop

Oh, it's soft, all right.  A typical Sampler playlist of mainly lesser-known tracks, or stuff you probably haven't heard in a while:

Come to the Sunshine—Harpers Bizarre
Come Ride, Come Ride—Emitt Rhodes
Mrs. Bluebird—Eternity’s Children
Distant Shores—Chad & Jeremy
Small World—We Five
Three Ways from Tomorrow—Spanky & Our Gang
Hitchhiker—The Four Preps
Round Again—The Association
Happiness—Anita Kerr & the Anita Kerr Singers
I Just Want to Be Your Friend—The Millennium
Shadows Breaking Over My Head—The Left Banke
Book a Trip—This Way Up
Now is the Time—The Free Design
Mr. Sun—The Lettermen
Poor Baby—The Cowsills
Our Prayer—The Beach Boys
Cabinessence—The Beach Boys

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Show #282--5/15/11

Crazy Love—Van Morrison
Going All the Way—The Squires
Mexican Radio—Wall of Voodoo
Tell Me When Did Things Go So Wrong—The Smithereens
The Face of the Earth (“super” soniq remix)—PARAE
The Face of the Earth—The Dismemberment Plan
Bendable Poseable—Hot Chip
When the Funk Hits the Fan—King Britt/Sylk 130
Stay for the Freak—Emperor Penguin

Hour 2—NN

Last week on the show, I asked my radio colleague Dr. Gonzo if he would randomly pick two Scrabble letter tiles out of the bag for the basis of a 2nd hour theme, and he came up with NN.

So I came up with this playlist:

Neat Neat Neat—The Damned
Na Na Na—Theresa Andersson
Nothing New—April March
Night After Night—Conductor
Naughty Naughty—John Parr
No Not Again—The Tubes
No Need to Worry—The Folk Implosion
No Need to Argue—The Cranberries
No Nations—Jets Overhead
No No Song—Ringo Starr
Nice, Nice, Very Nice—Ambrosia
Neon Nites—Atlanta Rhythm Section 


Where each week Dr. Gonzo and Marc review two new discs
and a "Lasting Impression" album.

This week's picks:

TOMBOY by Panda Bear

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Show #281--5/8/11

Bude—King Crimson
Happy with What You Have to Be Happy With—King Crimson
My Moon My Man—Feist
Undertaker—M. Ward
Sweet Tuesday Morning—Badfinger
Rock ‘n’ Roll Stew—Traffic
Combination of the Two—Big Brother & the Holding Company
Something on Your Mind—Karen Dalton
West Virginia—Maggie and Terre Roche

Hour 2—A Round of Remakes

The Very Thought of You—Miniature Tigers
Stardust—Nino Tempo & April Stevens
Star Eyes—Lennie Niehaus
Shot Gun/Blind Man, Blind Man—Willie Bobo
Vehicle—Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna
My Love—The LTG Exchange
Something—Booker T. and the MG’s
Everybody’s Got Something to Hide (Except Me and My Monkey)—The Feelies
Highway 61 Revisited—PJ Harvey
Someday, Someway—Marshall Crenshaw
Der Kommissar—After the Fire
Get it On (Bang a Gong)—The Power Station
Move on Up—My Morning Jacket