Saturday, March 29, 2014

Show #431--3/30/14

Sunday Music Club (1976-1980)

My end-of-the-month feature focusing on a certain period of pop music history. And as always, a mix of familiar & obscure. 

Fox on the Run—Sweet
You Should Be Dancing—Bee Gees
Full of Fire—Al Green
More, More, More—Andrea True Connection
If I Can’t Have You—Yvonne Elliman
I Don’t Know if It’s Right—Evelyn “Champagne” King 
Love is the Answer—Utopia 
Breakaway—Gallagher & Lyle
Never Too Tender—Offenbach
Ponta de Lanca Africano (Umbabarauma)—Jorge Ben 
A Message to You, Rudy—The Specials 
Another Rainy Day in New York City—Chicago


Strawberry Letter 23—The Brothers Johnson
T.V.O.D.—The Normal
TV is King—The Tubes
Fire—The Pointer Sisters   
White Mice—The Mo-Dettes   
Sleeping Beauty—Lene Lovich
They Got Me Covered—Dirty Looks
Think About Me—Fleetwood Mac
Dance (Pt. 1)—The Rolling Stones   
Angel Eyes—Roxy Music  
Gertcha—Chas & Dave 
Pilot of the Airwaves—Charlie Dore
Street Life—The Crusaders 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Show #430--3/23/14

The High Road—Broken Bells
Are You What You Want to Be?—Foster the People  
Too Shy—Kajagoogoo   
Georgy Porgy—Toto  
Ill Fit—Wave Machines  
You Want it Back—Propellerheads (feat. Jungle Brothers) 
Frame by Frame—King Crimson 
Glowing Green—Wild Decade  
It’s All Over Now—The Rolling Stones  
Lies—The Black Keys 
I’m Glad—Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band  
Glass House—The Tubes 
Bwana—Lindsey Buckingham
Water Fountain—Tune-Yards

Hour 2

Dreamin’—Gruppo Sportivo
Dreamer (Live)—Supertramp
Wake Up—XTC 
Josef Tekur Fimmina I Vinnuna—Sigur Ros 
Mysterious Ways—U2
Love Song—Robert Lamm  
Muzika Dlya Fil’ma—Persephone’s Bees
One-Armed Bandit—Jaga Jazzist 
Zug Zwang—Dutch Uncles
Peaches en Regalia—Frank Zappa 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Monday Music Club (Spring Break edition)--3/17/14

A one-off show. Back to student programming next week.


Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee--Stick McGhee
Crawlin'--The Clovers
Pour the Corn--Hal Paige & the Whalers
Gimme That Wine--Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Black Coffee--Peggy Lee
Dat Dere--Oscar Brown, Jr.
The Hunch--Paul Gayten
Think--James Brown & His Famous Flames
Train of Love--Annette
Can't Get Used to Losing You--Andy Williams
Get Lost--The Metallics
Having a Wild Weekend--Dave Clark Five
Walk Like a Man--The Four Seasons
Hanky Panky--Tommy James & the Shondells
Girls Don't Grow on Trees--The Ides of March
Wild Weekend--The Rebels
Saturday Night at the Movies--The Drifters


You've Really Got a Hold on Me--The Miracles
I Want To (Do Everything For You)--Joe Tex
Game of Love--Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders
All For You--Earl Van Dyke & the Soul Brothers
I'm Not Trying to Hurt You--The Outsiders
Time Won't Let Me--The Outsiders
It's Just a Game, Love--Brenton Wood
It's an Uphill Climb (to the Bottom)--Walter Jackson
Shadows Breaking Over My Head--The Left Banke
Get Me to the World on Time--The Electric Prunes
I Happen to Love You--The Myddle Class
Maze of Love--Dave Clark Five
Funky Broadway--Dyke & the Blazers
Walking the Dog--Zoot Money's Big Roll Band
Baby, You're a Rich Man--The Beatles
Abba Zaba--Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Fortune Teller--The Hardtimes
Love Song--Lesley Duncan


Hope for Happiness/Joy of a Toy/Hope for Happiness Reprise--The Soft Machine
Lucretia MacEvil/Lucretia's Reprise--Blood, Sweat & Tears
Tell the World We're Not In--The Peddlers
Love Her Madly--The Doors
We've Got to Get it on Again--The Addrisi Brothers
Still Water (Love)--The Four Tops
Shaft in Africa--Johnny Pate
How?--John Lennon
Oh Yoko!--John Lennon
Dinah Flo--Boz Scaggs
Hold Her Tight--The Osmonds
Heaven on Their Minds--Carl Anderson (from "Jesus Christ Superstar")
Follow Me--Mary Travers
Too Many People--Paul & Linda McCartney


Smiling Faces Sometimes--The Undisputed Truth
Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?)--David Bowie
Glamour Boy--The Guess Who
Burning Airlines Give You So Much More--Brian Eno
Poetry Man--Phoebe Snow
Occapella--The Manhattan Transfer
Do You Want My Love--Paul Nicholas
Play That Fast Thing (One More Time)--Rockpile
Don't the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time--Mickey Gilley
So the Night Goes--Starbuck
Living on a Marble--Jim Capaldi
Another Lonely Saturday Night--Greg Kihn Band
I've Done Everything For You--Sammy Hagar
Boogie Fever--The Sylvers

(1976; the last song, anyway)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Show #429--3/16/14

Human Heat—Sam Roberts Band
Raw-Hide—Link Wray & the Wraymen
Middle of the Road—The Pretenders
Down the Road—C2C
We Be’s Gettin’ Down—Graham Central Station
So Put On—Koufax   
Somebody That I Used to Know—Gotye  
Saturday Night—Jonti 
The Caterpillar—The Cure   
See Through Blue—Beth Orton   
Poverty Train—Laura Nyro   
Immunity—Linda Perhacs   
Retreat!—Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings 

Hour 2—There’s a (Metaphorical) Place

I’m Sitting on Top of the World—Al Jolson
The Boulevard of Broken Dreams—Tony Bennett
Lonely Avenue—Ray Charles
Standing in the Shadows of Love—The Four Tops
Waitin’ in Your Welfare Line—Buck Owens
Top of the World—Carpenters
Tightrope—Leon Russell
Running on a Treadmill—Oingo Boingo
Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)—Kate Bush
Rumble Seat—John Mellencamp
Back on the Chain Gang—The Pretenders
Lost in the Supermarket—The Clash
Sitting on Top of the World—The Pogues
Road to Nowhere—Tallking Heads
Wonderland—The Commodores 

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Show #428--3/9/14

Golden Age—TV on the Radio    
The Letterbomb—Milagres   
Only Foolin’—Leo Sayer   
Shelter Song—Temples   
Aphrodisiac—Bow Wow Wow   
He’s a Dream—Shandi  
The Politics of Dancing—Re-Flex   
Love is On Your Side—The Love Machine   
Breakers—Local Natives   
Yes/No—The Futureheads 
How to Say We’re Sorry—Introverse  
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap—AC/DC   

Hour 2—Mystery Theme

Another musical brain teaser this week. During this hour, what do all of these songs have in common?

Right Down the Line—Gerry Rafferty  
Sweet Spot—Wild Beasts   
Serena—Duncan Sheik   
Is it Love—Mr. Mister
Billie Jean—Michael Jackson   
Ace of Spades—Motorhead
Nobody’s Fault But Mine—Led Zeppelin
Serve the Servants—Nirvana  
Venus—Shocking Blue   
No Net Below—Jonatha Brooke
No Man’s Land—Sufjan Stevens
Mean Streets—Tennis 

(Now you see, right? Tennis was tonight's theme.) 

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Show #427--3/2/14

Get Free—Major Lazer (feat. Amber Coffman)
Kafka—The Manhattan Transfer
Those Kids—Luke Temple   
Black Hole—Pillar Point
Love and Rock and Roll—Greg Kihn
The Hardest Button to Button—The White Stripes    
Tell it Like it Is—Heart
Free Vibes—Gizelle Smith & the Mighty Mocambos   
Things Nobody’s Named Yet—Warren Zanes  
Veronica Said—Benmont Tench   
Frozen Over—Diane Birch  
Free—Deniece Williams 
Looking for Clues—Robert Palmer 

Hour 2—Mystery Theme Hour

You make the connections (and read my mind) -- what do all of these songs in this hour have in common?

The Middle—Jimmy Eat World  
The Wire—Haim
Friends—Bette Midler
The Voice—The Moody Blues   
Girls—Dwight Twilley 
Jeopardy—Greg Kihn   
Good Times—Chic   
Family Affair—Sly & the Family Stone  
That Girl—Stevie Wonder    
Big Brother—Stevie Wonder    
Twilight Zone—Golden Earring   

(Answer: All song titles are also titles of TV shows, past and present.)