(aired 4/30/10)

After last week’s unplanned “pregnancy,” I finally had the chance to give birth to my intended baby playlist today. The songs show that “baby” isn’t just another word for infant but also a key term of endearment in our culture. The theme was inspired by the many new babies in my life, since there is suddenly an unusually high surge of pregnancies and births.

This show is especially dedicated to Kavi Jacob Dewan, who was born two days ago to Laurie and Anil. Congratulations! I also want to offer blessings to the following new parents: Barb & Miles, Nicole & Joseph, Leah & Drew, Chelsea, Crystal & Chris, Elisa & Matt, Debra & Rob, Noli & Issac, and Whitney. Blessings to all your new and expected babies.

Now let’s listen to these lullabies…

  1. Baby, Let’s Play House – Elvis Presley [suggested by Mark Mezadourian] (played in background)
  2. Baby Got Going – Liz Phair [suggested by Joshua Geesaman]
  3. Baby Baby – Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers [suggested by Ray Morley]
  4. The Baby Tree – Paul Kantner/Jefferson Starship [suggested by Gary Bearman]
  5. Stick With Me Baby – Robert Plant/Alison Krauss
  6. Baby in the Pie Crust — Michael Leyden (clip)
  7. Steppin’ Out With My Baby – Fred Astaire [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  8. Baby (Baby, Baby, Baby) – Buddy Guy (clip)
  9. Ice Ice Baby – Richard Cheese [suggested by Crystal Hannan, for Sir-Mix-A-Lot version]
  10. Combat Baby – Metric [suggested by Jessica Mongolo]
  11. Baby – Dave Matthews
  12. Baby Please Don’t Go – Muddy Waters [suggested by Stephan Krueger]
  13. Bye-Hi-My-Die-Fly-Cry-Try-Dry-Why Baby medley – various artists
  14. Cry Baby Cry – The Beatles [other songs by artist suggested by Ray Morley and Mark Mezadourian]
  15. Why Baby Why – George Jones [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  16. My Baby – Rosey (clip)
  17. I’ve Found a New Baby – Sidney Bechet [suggested by Mark Mezadourian] (played in background)
  18. Bang Bang My Baby Shot Me Down – Nancy Sinatra
  19. Here Comes My Baby – Cat Stevens [suggested by Carrie Bader]
  20. Beach Baby – Bon Iver
  21. Step Into My Office, Baby – Belle & Sebastian
  22. Be My Baby medley – various artists: Matt Collins, Linda Ronstadt, Glitzzi Girlz, Steve Carlson, The Dollyrots, Jocelyn Scofield, Dino, Irving, Ultima Thul

Originally aired on KSKQ on April 30, 2010. 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.)

One Response to “Baby”

  • Stephan Krueger Says:

    Sidney Bechet (Track #17)—pronounced /beh-SHAY/—was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer from New Orleans. It’s that French thing for “ch” sounds, as in “Chanel #5,” pronounced as /Shah-NELL/.