Jul 31 2009

Female Names

Female Names There are sure a lot of songs with women’s names in the titles. I could’ve used this theme for quite a few shows. But I narrowed it down to a great collection of songs just for this week. It includes quite a few classics — both in original form and as covers. Thanks to everyone for the input!

  1. Gloria – Van Morrison (w/John Lee Hooker) [suggested by Phoebe Seligman and Joy Light]
  2. Carrie’s Freckles – Devon Sproule & Paul Curreri
  3. Alison’s Starting To Happen – The Lemonheads
  4. Peggy Sue – Lorenzo Antonio [suggested by Stuart Finkel – version by Buddy Holly]
  5. Layla – Vitamin String Quartet [suggested by Jim Malachi]
  6. Veronica – Elvis Costello [suggested by Michaela]
  7. Amy – Ryan Adams [suggested by Amy Pete]
  8. Jessica – The Allman Brothers Band [suggested by Jessica Vineyard]
  9. Whatever Lola Wants – Gotan Project & Sarah Vaughan
  10. Oh Susannah – Michelle Shocked [suggested by Stuart Finkel]
  11. Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl) – Looking Glass [suggested by Jamie Alexander]
  12. Stacy’s Mom – Fountains of Wayne [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  13. Jolene – Dolly Parton [suggested by Sue Jaffe]
  14. Lucille – Little Richard [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  15. Marie-Josee – Zap Mama
  16. Sweet Adeline – Elliott Smith
  17. That’s Not My Name – The Ting Tings [suggested by Phoebe Seligman and Michaela DeSoucey]
  18. Jezebel – Sade

Originally aired on KSKQ on July 31, 2009. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)


Jul 24 2009

# Numbers #

numbersThese musical numbers are all about numbers! I’m grateful for all the ideas people gave me for songs, and I wish I’d had time to play even more. My playlist features the numbers in ascending order, from 1 to 9,000,000. The count-up begins…

  1. 1234 – Feist [suggested by David Rood]
  2. One – U2 [suggested by Dan Walch]
  3. Eat for Two – 10,000 Maniacs
  4. Three Little Babes – Joanna Newsom
  5. Four Seasons in One Day – Crowded House
  6. Take Five – Carmen Mcrae & Dave Brubeck [suggested by Joshua Geesaman]
  7. Song No.6 – Ane Brun, featuring Ron Sexsmith
  8. Seven – Sixteen Feet
  9. Eight Miles High – The Byrds [suggested by Dan Walch]
  10. 7 8 9 – Barenaked Ladies [suggested by Jamie Alexander]
  11. If 6 Was 9 – Jimi Hendrix [suggested by Anjali Altman]
  12. Ten Second News – Son Volt
  13. Eleven – Sandrine
  14. 32 Flavors – Alana Davis [suggested by Adam Koren – for Ani Difranco version]
  15. Forty Four – Howlin’ Wolf [suggested by Joshua Geesaman]
  16. When I’m Sixty-Four – Easy Star All-Stars
  17. 84,000 Different Delusions – Shawn Colvin
  18. Nine Million Bicycles – Katie Melua

Originally aired on KSKQ on July 24, 2009. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)


Jul 17 2009

Trains

train(aired 7/17/09)

Hop on board! Today we took a train trip through a collection of good music.

  1. Train Song – Holly Cole
  2. Train In Vain – The Clash
  3. Sunnyland Train – Elmore James
  4. Strangers On A Train – Lovage
  5. Downtown Train – Shawue [suggested by Jessica Mongolo – for Tom Waits version]
  6. There’s a Train – Cara Luft
  7. The Little Red Caboose – Sweet Honey In The Rock
  8. Ridin’ That Midnight Train – Ricky Skaggs
  9. City of New Orleans – Lizzie West & The White Buffalo [suggested by Jonah McBride – for Steve Goodman version]
  10. Train – Goldfrapp
  11. Ghost Train – Counting Crows
  12. Locomotive Breath – Jethro Tull [suggested by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross]
  13. Last Train To Clarksville – Cassandra Wilson [suggested by Joshua Geesaman – for The Monkees version]
  14. I Like Trains – Fred Eaglesmith [suggested by Papa Juan]
  15. Le Train Train – Romeo
  16. I’ve Been Working On The Railroad/I’m A Railroad Man Medley – Good Times

Originally aired on KSKQ on July 17, 2009. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)


Jul 10 2009

Birds

chicken(aired 7/10/09)

Today I played episode #2 of the animal theme, moving into the aves class: birds. We got to fly through the sounds of some great artists!

  1. Blackbird – Sarah McLachlan (2:22)
  2. Surprise, Surprise (Sweet Bird Of Paradox) – John Lennon (3:00)
  3. Sensing Owls – Jose Gonzalez (3:13)
  4. Loverbird – Ramon and Jessica (4:30)
  5. Cluck Old Hen – Taj Mahal (2:33) [suggested by John Swift]
  6. Cluck Old Hen – Kris Delmhorst (3:17)
  7. Little Birdy – Ween (3:31)
  8. Three Little Birds – Gilberto Gil (2:53) [suggested by Mark Mezadorian – version by Bob Marley]
  9. Pretty Bird – Jenny Lewis (3:47)
  10. Bird Of Prey – The Doors (1:04)
  11. The Black Crow Keeps Flyin’ – Kelly Joe Phelps (4:18)
  12. Hummingbird – B.B. King (4:35) [suggested by Julaine Morley – version by Leon Russell]
  13. I Like Birds – Eels (2:30)
  14. Little Bird – Furnace Mountain with Aimee Curl (3:01)
  15. Hummingbird (live in Chicago) – Wilco (3:20)
  16. Bird Dog – The Everly Brothers (2:17) [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  17. Blackbirds Rise – Victoria Williams (3:40)
  18. Spare-Ohs – Andrew Bird (4:07)
  19. Stork and Owl – TV on the Radio (3:20)

Originally aired on KSKQ on July 10, 2009. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)


Jul 3 2009

Michael Jackson Tribute

MJ(aired 7/3/09)

Last week we unexpectedly lost the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. In appreciation of this influential cultural icon, today’s show is a list of his covers done by other artists in a range of unique styles. May MJ rest in peace… while we continue to moonwalk in memory!

  1. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Keller Williams (2:32)
  2. Thriller – Petra Haden (5:51)
  3. Stranger-in-Moscow – Transformer Di Roboter (3:39)
  4. Beat It – HEJ! (2:19)
  5. Man In The Mirror – Pop Ratio (3:22)
  6. Black or White – Dick Brave & The Backbeats (2:47)
  7. Wanna Be Startin’ Something – Who’s Bad (3:10)
  8. Beat It (Merengue) – Senor Coconut And His Orchestra (3:55)
  9. Billie Jean (American Idol) – David Cook (4:45)
  10. Remember the Time – Chenard Walcker (3:25)
  11. The Way You Make Me Feel – Shakapella (4:23)
  12. Smooth Criminal – Alien Ant Farm (3:29)
  13. Thriller – Jake Shimabukuro (4:05)
  14. Rock With You – Marcela Mangabeira (4:05)
  15. Human Nature – Glenn Case (4:20)

Originally aired on KSKQ on July 3, 2009. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)