Saturday, February 28, 2015

Show #479--3/1/15

Sunday Music Club: Late 50s-Late 70s:

I don't normally post these SMC playlists before air time in case I veer off course during the show. But it should go something like this:

Come on, Let’s Go—Ritchie Valens
Hurry Baby—Bobby Helms
Hurry, Arthur Murray—The Newports
Sabre Dance—Zaccarias & His Orchestra
Twist, Twist Senora—Gary U.S. Bonds
Crossfire!—The Orlons
Feelin’ Good—Shirley Scott
Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying—Gerry & the Pacemakers
Crying—Jay & the Americans
Stop Your Sobbing—The Kinks 
Pay You Back with Interest—The Hollies
Rollercoaster—The Ides of March
I Heard it Through the Grapevine—Gladys Knight & the Pips
The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game—The Marvelettes
Mind Excursion—The Tradewinds
Tomorrow—Strawberry Alarm Clock
It’s You—The Millennium
Back in the U.S.S.R.—The Beatles
Natural High—Mike Wallace
There is a Mountain—Donovan


Feelings—The Grass Roots
As the Years Go By--Mashmahkan
Don’t Call on Me—The Monkees
Fill the World with Love—Petula Clark
Love Land—Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
The Thing—Carleen & the Groovers 
Bron-Y-Aur Stomp—Led Zeppelin
Fraser and Debolt Theme—Fraser & DeBolt
And it Stoned Me—Van Morrison
The Last Farewell—Roger Whittaker 
Get Back—The Fame Gang
Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom-Boom)—The Staple Singers
Montego Bay—Bobby Bloom
We’re All Going Home—Bobby Bloom
I Been Born Again—Flo & Eddie
Steppin’ Out—Lionel Robinson 
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard—Paul Simon
Thousand Days of Yesterdays (Time Since Come and Gone)—Captain Beyond
Dream Journey—Bob James


Anticipation—Carly Simon
Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I Got)—The Four Tops
I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down—Ann Peebles
Lonely Madman—Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks
Wildwood Weed—Jim Stafford
Midnight at the Oasis—Maria Muldaur
Free Your Mind—Amnesty
White Lies—Grin
Thanksgiving Theme—Vince Guaraldi Trio
Don’t Let Go—The Manhattan Transfer
Ballroom Blitz—Sweet
Afternoon Delight—Starland Vocal Band
Love Won’t Let Me Wait—Major Harris
Long, Long Way From Home—Foreigner
Must Do Something About It—Wings
San Ferry Anne—Wings
Sword of Faith/Soldier of the Cross—The Rowans 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Show #478--2/22/15

Check Yourself—The Simpkin Project
So Low—Self
So Slow—Paperhaus
Lifted Up (1985)—Passion Pit
Stupidly Happy—XTC
Faron—Prefab Sprout
Living in the U.S.A.—Steve Miller Band
John, I’m Only Dancing—David Bowie
Start the Commotion—The Wiseguys
Hot Bright Lights—The Grass Roots
NY3—Robert Fripp
Manic Depressive—The Penny Serfs
Help Yourself—Portable
We the Common (for Valerie Bolden)—Thao & the Get Down Stay Down
Lock and Key—Julia Fordham
Peace with Yourself—Labelle

HOUR 2 (FROM 2/21/10)

Songbird—Fleetwood Mac
Paper Sun—Traffic
Goodie Two Shoes—Sky
Move Over—Janis Joplin
Gudbuy T’Jane—Slade
Playin’ in the Band—Stampeders
Here I Am (Come and Take Me)—Al Green
Art War—The Knack
Let Me Out—The Knack


11 AT 11: BRRR

Featuring music from: Breaking Benjamin, The Books, Crack the Sky, Albert Collins, The Ettes, Foreigner, Queen, Bruce Springsteen, 10cc, Van Halen, and XTC.

Plus, remembering Lesley Gore with a trio of her lesser-known songs. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Show #477--2/15/15

Hey Tonight—Creedence Clearwater Revival
Flavor—Twin Peaks
Dependin’ on You—The Doobie Brothers
Lovin’ on You—Cary Brothers
Magnet—Punch Brothers
I Have the Skill—Sherbs
Tears Before Bedtime—Elvis Costello & the Attractions
Don’t Wanna Fight—Alabama Shakes
Xtalk—Hundred Waters
Round and Round—Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
I’ll Be Your Mirror—Miniature Tigers
Crash—The Velvet Underground
Here Comes Bob—Sparks
Competition—The Dodos


Last Night I Had a Dream—Randy Newman
Anything You Choose—Spanky & Our Gang
Boys and Girls Together—Chase
You Part the Waters—Cake
Reputation—The Association
Georgia on My Mind—Tim Hardin  
Wives and Girlfriends—Willie Nelson    
Step Back Baby—Bonne Finken
Baby Step Back—Gordon Lightfoot  
Just a Song Before I Go—Crosby, Stills & Nash
Tell Your Story Walking (Live)—Deb Talan 
Crazy Life—Toad the Wet Sprocket
Elvis’ Flaming Star—Pond 
King of the World—Steely Dan 
Ebb/Flow—All We Are

HOUR 3    11 AT 11: "HARD"

More randomness for playlist generation, plucked from the dictionary, and with an additional filter applied. Details to come.  

So, what I did was to troll the Billboard charts from the 60s, 70s, and 80s to find out what the biggest hits were that had the word “hard” in them. Odd, I know, but…it was interesting. And some good songs, too!

Here they were, in reverse order, from #11 to #1:

Hard Rock CafĂ©—Carole King (#30, 1977)
Don’t Take it So Hard—Paul Revere & the Raiders (#27, 1968)
So Very Hard to Go—Tower of Power (#17, 1973)
Hard Luck Woman—Kiss (#15, 1976)
Try Too Hard—Dave Clark Five (#12, 1966)
Hard To Say—Dan Fogelberg (#7, 1981)
Easy to Be Hard—Three Dog Night (#4, 1969)
Hard Habit to Break—Chicago (#3, 1984)
Breaking Up is Hard to Do—Neil Sedaka (#1, 1962, 2 wks, 7 wks Top Ten)
A Hard Day’s Night—The Beatles (#1, 1964, 2 wks, 8 wks Top Ten)
Hard to Say I’m Sorry—Chicago (#1, 1982, 2 wks, 12 wks Top Ten)

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Show #476--2/8/15

Heart of Gold—Charles Bradley
Electric—Atlas Genius
It Would Take a Strong, Strong Man—Rick Astley
That Man—Caro Emerald 
Kiss Like the Last Time—Mayors of Liberty
You Said Enough—Kat Edmonson
Wrong Again (Let’s Face It)—Rockpile
Here We Go—Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors 
Family Man—Daryl Hall & John Oates
Tunnelvision—Here We Go Magic
Sears Roebuck M&Ms—Ava Luna
Third Time Lucky (First Time I Was a Fool)—Foghat
For Your Information—The Cedars


Baby, Be Mine—Slim Gaillard 
I Got Love if You Want It—The Excellos
Love So Fine—Nick Lowe
Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk—The New Pornographers 
Call Me Every Night—Jane Aire and the Belvederes
Better Be Good to Me—Spider
Cloud Nine—The Temptations
Me and My Baby Got a Good Thing Goin’—Lyn Collins
All Mine—Fanny
Kiss Me Again—Jessica Lea Mayfield 
All Mine—Portishead
Be Mine Tonight—The Tubes
Only You—Yaz
My Love—Paul McCartney & Wings 
You and Me—Alice Cooper



Using the suggestions of Amanda, Brittany, Chris, Dee, Donna, Eve, Nick, and Sue, we feature the music of: Hannah, Josephine, Meaghan, Frances, Nina, Karen, Liane, Paula, Laura, Gillian, and Iris.

The Very Thought of You--Hannah Orrock
Then I'll Be Happy--Josephine Baker
Heartbroken--Meaghan Smith
The Man I Love/Just in Time--Frances Faye
My Baby Just Cares for Me--Nina Simone
Gimme a Pigfoot--Karen Lovely
Three Sheets to the Wind--Liane Carroll
The Look of Love--Chris Botti feat. Paula Cole
Green Garden--Laura Mvula with Metropole Orkest
The Way it Goes--Gillian Welch
Let the Mystery Be--Iris DeMent 

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Show #475--2/1/15

Cindy Incidentally—Faces
Waves—Sleeper Agent
Cough Cough—Everything Everything
Sundry—Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Dancing in the City—Marshall Hain
Everything I Need—Men at Work
Silver Timothy—Damien Jurado
Getaway (February)—Jen Trynin
Do You Sleep?—Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
Who Needs Sleep?—Barenaked Ladies 
Break the Cycle—The Vespers
Follow Me—Sharks
Get the Lifeboat—Scott Paris
Float On—Modest Mouse
Seven-Mile Island—Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit


O Superman—Laurie Anderson
Jets Seem Slower in London Skies—Martha & the Muffins
Seeds—TV on the Radio
Old Fangs—Black Mountain
What You Got—John Lennon
Sunshower—Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band 
Salt in My Tears—Martin Briley
Racy—Nels Cline & Julian Lage
Black Eyed Dog—Christine Collister
Rumours of Glory—Bruce Cockburn
Trailing Clouds (of Glory)—James Cline
Raggy Levy—Jake Xerxes Fussell



Featuring the music of: Bjork, Petur Ben, Peter Bjorn and John, Kimono, The Raveonettes, The Evening Guests, Lockerbie, Komeda, Jonsi, and Johann Kristinsson. (Sorry, I’m missing some characters over the letters, no doubt).