Brother

(aired 11/5/10)

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The first Maya’s Mix show had the theme of mother (5/8/09). The following month, in celebration of Father’s Day, I featured father songs (6/19/09).  I then replayed the same dad songs (on 3/5/10) for a live show with my sister, Phoebe, as a tribute to our dad, since he’d just had heart surgery. This summer I chose to feature sister as a theme for a show (6/4/10).

So it now seems like a natural choice to complete the circle of immediate family members by focusing on brothers. Trevor Thomas, host of The Alternative Show on KSKQ, was the one who actually suggested it, as he shares a kinship with his own brother.

So even though I don’t have a blood brother myself, today’s show helped me appreciate the significance of this sibling role. Yeah bro, give it a listen!

  1. clip: Brothers & Sisters (Featuring Morgan Heritage) – Les Nubians
  2. Brothers – Hot Chip
  3. Lean On Me – Bill Withers [suggested by Cris-t Riordon, Lynn Gates]
  4. Brother Flower – Townes Van Zandt [suggested by Christi Wruck]
  5. Brother, Can You Spare A Dime? – Al Jolson [suggested by Stephan Krueger]
  6. clip: What’s Going On – A Perfect Circle
  7. What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye [suggested by Wayne Zinkand]
  8. Brothers In Arms – Dire Straits [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  9. Coragem Irmon (Take Courage, Brother) – Cesaria Evora
  10. Big Brother – Stevie Wonder
  11. clip: Big Brother – Tabla Beat Science
  12. Little Brother – Grizzly Bear
  13. Alfie – Lily Allen [suggested by Cris-t Riordon]
  14. Maggie’s Farm – Bob Dylan [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  15. Soul Brother – Queen [suggested by Wayne Zinkand]
  16. clip: Brother to Brother – Gino Vannelli [suggested by Darcy Danielson]
  17. Brother John – David Lindley [suggested by Marie Katsontones]
  18. Down to the River to Pray – Alison Krauss [soundtrack suggested by Darcy Danielson. “Oh Brother Where Art Thou?”]
  19. Me And Brother Bill – Louis Armstrong
  20. He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother – Neil Diamond [suggested by SueZ Jaffe, Sue Bouman]
  21. clip: Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show – Neil Diamond [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  22. clips: United We Stand – Steve Perry and chorus; United We Stand – Brotherhood of Man [suggested by Stephan Krueger]
  23. Martha – Rufus Wainwright [suggested by Wayne Zinkand]
  24. New Genious (Brother) – Gorillaz
  25. He Was My Brother – Simon Garfunkel
  26. Please Tell My Brother – Golden Smog
  27. Two Heads Are Better Than One – Power Tool [suggested by Trevor Thomas]

Originally aired on KSKQ on November 5, 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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