Blue

(aired 8/6/10)

blue

Last December I started the color theme, focusing the first set on red songs. Then in March the second episode featured green songs. Today is the third installment of this topic, exploring a color that probably has the most songs of any other in the rainbow: blue.

Did you know that more than half the population supposedly identifies blue as their favorite color? It certainly has many symbolic meanings of all sorts, which I discuss on the show. Thanks to everyone for the song ideas! Hopefully the show will help you avoid the blues while you hear such an exciting mix of sounds…

  1. Blue — Eiffel 65 [suggested by Trevor Thomas]
  2. Blue Angel — Squirrel Nut Zippers
  3. Fishin’ Blues — Taj Mahal [suggested by Carrie Bader]
  4. My Miles Davis Kind of Blue — Beth Wood [suggested by Elizabeth Hamer]
  5. Tangled Up In Blue — Bob Dylan [suggested by Dan Kraut, Mark Mezadourian]
  6. Blue Skies — Eva Cassidy
  7. Bluer — Over The Rhine
  8. Blue Eyed Soul — Till Brönner [suggested by Michael Niemann]
  9. Blue — Joni Mitchell [suggested by Anjali Altman, Gary Bearman]
  10. Worried Blues — Lightnin’ Hopkins [suggested by Ron Stark]
  11. Gangsta Blues — A.R. Rahman
  12. Behind Blue Eyes — The Who [suggested by Trevor Thomas (for Limp Bizkit version), Julaine Morley, Mark Mezadourian]
  13. Never Saw Blue Like That — Shawn Colvin [suggested by Rob Brooks]
  14. Devil with a Blue Dress / Good Golly Miss Molly — Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels [suggested by Ray Morley]
  15. Blue Turning Gray — Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
  16. Blue World — Moody Blues [suggested by Gary Bearman]
  17. Blue Moon — Da Vinci’s Notebook [suggested by Ray Morley (for The Marcels version), Emily Westerman]
  18. Blue Light — Mazzy Star
  19. Blue Skies — Noah And The Whale [suggested by Jason Engel]
  20. Under a Blanket of Blue — Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
  21. This Side of the Blue — Joanna Newsom

Originally aired on KSKQ on August 6, 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.)


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