radio boise playlist for week of 11/27/06

Maybe somehow you haven't noticed, but to say the least there's a distinct chill in the air.

What better excuse is there for hanging out and listening to music?

I'm lucky; I get to share some of the music I like with you. Too much fun!

Enjoy. Stay warm & enjoy.

If you're curious about some of the selections please drop me a line by clicking on the 'Email me' link over to your right.

Questions, comments, suggestions... All are appreciated.


TITLE / ARTIST / ALBUM (or source)

I'm A Dreamer Aren't We All / The Hawaiian Beachcombers / King Bennie Nawahi - Hawaiian String Virtuoso

HowDJadoo (Fly Me Down) / The Free Design / Kites Are Fun: The Best of The Free Design

Jin Jin / Takashi Hirayasu & Bob Brozman / Jin Jin, Firefly

Stress / Jim's Big Ego / Dementia 2000!: Dr. Demento's 30th Anniversary Collection

King For A Day / Bobby Conn / King For A Day

Then Again / The Blue Series Continuum / The Shape Of Jazz To Come

Primordial Ink / Greg Bendian / Requiem For Jack Kirby

Rumania, Rumania / David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness / Bubbemeises: Lies My Gramma Told Me

Rats in My Room / Leona Anderson / The Ernie Kovacs Record Collection

I've Found A New Baby / Wilbur DeParis / New York Stories

It's The Tune That Counts / Leo Watson / Laughter From The Hip

I Want You Back / Esso Trinidad Steel Band / The Esso Trinidad Steel Band

Princesa Negra de Angola / Bebeto / Samba Soul 70!

No No No / Paolo Ormi / Mo'plen 4000 - Glamorous Boogie Grooves For A Fashion Lifestyle

Oddball (1974) / A. Hawkshaw & B. Bennett / Cinemaphonic : Soul Punch

Triple Threat / Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited / The Fluid Soundbox

Bestfriend Envy / The Brunettes / Mars Loves Venus

Like Trash / The Flaming Stars / Hospital, Heaven Or Hell

I Ain't The One (Allison Moorer & Lonesome Bob - vocals) / Los Straitjackets / Sing Along With Los Straitjackets

As Is / Amy Rigby / Middlescence

Money Like Water (Version) (Live) / Kevin Coyne / One Day In Chicago

Easy Street / Split Lip Rayfield / In The Mud

Every Kinda Everything / The Bottle Rockets / For a Life of Sin

Identified, Detained And Inspected / The Low And Sweet Orchestra / Goodbye To All That

Life Will Pass You By / Kaleidoscope / Egyptian Candy

Darlin' Companion / The Lovin' Spoonful / Hums

Quand Tu M'embrasses / Danielle Denin / Ultra Chicks, Vol. 4: Yé Yé Girls!

Dream Boy /Jackie DeShannon / Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found (One Kiss Can Lead to Another)

Maria (You Were The Only One) / Michael Jackson / Anthology Series: The Best Of Michael Jackson

Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) / Sly & The Family Stone / Anthology

Love Having You Around / Stevie Wonder / Music Of My Mind

radio boise playlist for week of 11/20/06

Seems that this episode was primarily about hunks of funk and latin soul, some of the places they intersect, and plenty of instances where they diverge from themselves...

As ever, again, again, as always... If you have any questions about the music, some suggestion to offer for an upcoming show, or the desire to say hello, please place your cursor onto the 'email me' link over there and just click it one more time with feeling.

Thanks for your time! Thanks for listening!

TITLE / ARTIST / ALBUM (or source)

The Sledgehammer: How It Works / Steve Martin / Pure Drivel

Aparición / Radio Zumbido / Los Últimos Días Del AM

El Bombo Atomico / Tipsy / Trip Tease

Caballo Viejo / Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban / Mambo Sinuendo

Fifi, Teté Y Popó / Orquesta Revé / Cuba Classics 2 - Dancing With The Enemy

Los Patatos / The Boxeros / Shake Your Congas

La Rumba Del Cocorico / Beat Bros Vs Nilla Pizzi / La Douce Party 5th Anniversary

Pleasure Unit / Ursula 1000 / The Now Sound Of Ursula 1000

Upper Mambo-Lower Funk (Mezcla Sentimental) / Señor Coconut / El Gran Baile

Getting Happy / Ralph Robles / The Rough Guide To Boogaloo

El Galleton / Tempo 70 / Bag Of Goodies

Soul Foo Young / Willie Bobo / Lost and Found

Soul Sound System / Freedom Sounds Feat. Wayne Henderson / What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (1967-1977)

Quiero Desintegrar A Tu Novio / Los Amigos Invisibles / The New Sound Of The Venezuelan Gozadera

The Humpty Dump (pt. I) / The Vibrettes / Watts Funky

Ain't That Bad / Pancho Villa & The Bandits / The Sue Records Story: The Sound Of Soul

If You Dont Give Me What I Want (I Gotta Get It Some Other Place) / Vicki Anderson / James Brown's Funky People (Part 3)

Sticky Sticky Sock-A-Poo / The Mighty Continentals / This Is Acid Jazz: Original Raw Soul

What About You (In The World Today) / Co-Real Artists / The Funky 16 Corners

Sleep To Dream / Bettye LaVette / I've Got My Own Hell To Raise

The Message / Cymande / Mega Funk

Ninety Day Cycle People / Charles Wright / Express Yourself: The Best of Charles Wright

Potential / Jimmy Castor Bunch / The Everything Man: the best of the Jimmy Castor Bunch

Feeling Free / Nicole Willis And The Soul Investigators / Keep Reachin' Up

Live Fast Die Strong / King Khan And His Shrines / Three Hairs And You're Mine

So Far Away / Hank Jacobs / The Sue Records Story: The Sound Of Soul

Elephant Stomp / The Dragons / Frolic Diner Part 2

Get Away Get Away / Will Rigby / Paradoxaholic

Look At All The Things / Crazy Horse / Crazy Horse

Man Trouble / Hazmat Modine / Bahamut

radio boise playlist for week of 11/13/06

Looks like there may have been some rumination on the nature of Pop music going on here, but that may be over-stating the over-simplified.

Truth is, this set of tunes just kind of flowed out easily, finding it's own peaks and valleys along the way. I hope you enjoyed it.

So any time you might have a question or comment about the music or you'd care to make a suggestion for an upcoming show, please do feel free to click your mouse on that 'email me' link over to the right side of the page.

Thanks, talk to you soon!

TITLE / ARTIST / ALBUM (or source)

Remembering Alice / Arlo Guthrie / Live In Sydney

Angi / Davy Graham / Fire In The Soul

A Most Peculiar Man / Simon & Garfunkel / Sounds Of Silence

I Am Waiting / The Rolling Stones / Aftermath [UK]

It's All Over Now / Ry Cooder / Paradise And Lunch

Go Home Girl / Arthur Alexander / Rainbow Road: The Warner Brothers Recordings

Medicated Goo / Traffic / Last Exit

Running The Water / Blues Image / Open

All Over Now / Big Sugar / 500 Pounds

Go It Alone / Beck / Guero

Baby Blue / Badfinger / Best Of Badfinger

Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep / Kissoon, Mac & Katie / Bubblegum Classics Volume Three

Blockbuster / Sweet / Sweet

Motor Boat / Jimmy Jukebox / Boobs: The Junkshop Glam Discotheque

What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend / Special AKA / The 2 Tone Collection

Heroes [Live, 1-12-80] / Blondie / Eat To The Beat

Natural's Not In It / Gang Of Four / 100 Flowers Bloom

Gidget Goes To Hell / Suburban Lawns / Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits Of The 80's, Vol. 1

Next To You (Live) / The Police / Message In A Box: The Complete Recordings

The Light Pours Out Of Me / Magazine / Real Life

New Values / Iggy Pop / New Values

No One's Little Girl / The Raincoats / Post Punk Chronicles: Left Of The Dial

When U Were Mine / Crooked Fingers / Reservoir Songs

Mexican Blue / Jolie Holland / Springtime Can Kill You

Snowbird / Mark Eitzel / Music For Courage & Confidence

Money (That's What I Want) / The Secret Machines / The Road Leads Where It's Led [EP]

Misinformed / Soul Coughing / El Oso

Apartment #5 / The Billy Nayer Show / The Billy Nayer Show

Got To Get You Into My Life / "Little Joe" Pesci / Golden Throats 4: Celebrities Butcher Songs Of The Beatles

Volare Pee-Wee / John Paragon / The Pee-Wee Herman Show ('81)

radio boise playlist for week of 11/06/06

When I assembled this particular hodge-podge of a show I thought I'd succumb even more fully to my whims than usual by including a lengthy piece by the great British singer/comedian Anna Russell.

Today, as I was putting finishing touches on this blog entry for the show I discovered that the incomparable Ms. Russell has just recently passed away at the age of 94 in Australia, where she'd been living since her retirement a mere three years ago.

Some folks could perhaps argue that as her best years of performing were well behind her, there's not much sense in crying now over her departure.
(I've weathered similar arguments regarding the deaths of other musicians, actors, etc, who hadn't contributed any new material in decades.)

Nevertheless, my feeling is that Anna Russell was one of the coolest treasures of the 20th century, and the world that now remains for the rest of us is just a little more diminished by her passing from this plane. Cheers, Anna.

Please investigate her work if you're unfamiliar. I hope you enjoyed the rest of this week's show as well.

Any questions, comments or hellos - - please feel free to click on that 'email me' link over to the right side of the page.

TITLE / ARTIST / ALBUM (or source)

Highway To Hell / Dictionaraoke / The Singing Dictionary

South Virginia / Busters All Stars / Ska Boogie - Jamaican R&B, The Dawn Of Ska

Streets Of Gold / The Skatalites / Ska Bonanza

Seven Steps To Power / Blue Rivers & The Maroons / The Blue Beat,Ska & Reggae Revolution Vol.2

Sudden Destruction / Johnny "Dizzy" Moore / Trojan Ska Box Set

Theme from Ali and His Gang vs. Mr. Tooth Decay / Muhammad Ali / Oxford American 2006 Sampler

The Black Super Man / Duangdao Mondara & Chailai / Thai Beat A Go-Go Vol. 3

In/Out / Stereo Total / My Melody

China My China / Doug Hilsinger With Caroleen Beatty / Brian Eno's Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)

Justify / BBQ / Tie Your Noose

Junk / T-Model Ford / She Ain't None Of Your'n

I Got Loaded (1965) / Little Bob & The Lollipops / I Got Loaded

The Town / Los Lobos / The Town And The City

Blue, All The Way To Canada / Moe Tucker / I Spent a Week There the Other Night

Crush On You / Teenage Fanclub & Jad Fair / Words Of Wisdom And Hope

Narrow Road / 15.60.75 (The Numbers Band) / Jimmy Bell's Still In Town

Heavy Metal / Clap Your Hands Say Yeah / Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Rats / Tuff Darts / Tuff Darts

My Big Fame / Sensations / Listen To My Shapes

Friend of a Friend of the Working Class / The Upper Crust / Let Them Eat Rock

What You Want / Kris Kringle / Sodom (1971)

Mr. Loco / Mr. Loco / Lucky man

Xp31 / Mark Mothersbaugh / Musik For Insomniaks

How to Write Your Own Gilbert and Sullivan Opera / Anna Russell (John Coveart, piano) / The Anna Russell Album

Souvenir de Porto Rico / Amiram Rigai / Oxford American 2006 Sampler

'tis Autumn / Esther Phillips / The Best Of Esther Phillips (1962-1970)

When I Get Low I Get High / Chick Webb / Stomping At The Savoy

Doggin' Around / Count Basie / SwingStation

I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles / Georgie Barnes Quartet / Lost Chords - "White Musicians And Their Contribution To Jazz"

radio boise playlist for week of 10/30/06

Huh. What was going on here?

Okay, Let's see...

Several different takes on Cole Porter, and a buncha pieces praising the guitar.

A litle bit of acapella harmony and a small chunk of snot-flingin' '60's garage beat.

Whatever. Works for me.

- - And you??
Send me your message, your thoughts on the subject by clicking on that 'Email me' link over to your right. Questions, suggestions, whatevers...

Thanks much!

TITLE / ARTIST / ALBUM (or source)

Baba O'Reilly / Screaming Divas / Joie De Beavre

Perpetuum Mobile (1933) / The Comedian Harmonists / Auf Wiederseh'n

Deep Minor Rhythm Stomp (1929) / Lonnie Johnson & Eddie Lang / 50 Years Of Jazz Guitar

Blues for Marili / T-Bone Walker / T-Bone Blues

Mama Guitar / Andy Griffith / Oxford American 2006 Sampler

Coot From Tennessee / David Lindley & Wally Ingram / Twango Bango Deluxe

Lion / John Fahey / Return Of The Repressed: Anthology

Guitars / David Greenberger / Duplex Planet Hour

I Don't Want To Be Terrified / Spider John Koerner / The Return Of Koerner, Ray & Glover

Busted Bicycle / Leo Kottke / 6- And 12-String Guitar

My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama / Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention / Weasels Ripped My Flesh

Too Much Noise / We The People / Declaration Of Independence

Who Stole My House / Kenny & The Kasuals / Things Getting Better-Nothing Better To Do

I Gotta Move / The Kinks / Kinda Kinks

Good Times / Nobody's Children / Garage Beat '66 Vol. 4 - I'm In Need

Readin' Your Will / The Human Expression / Garage Beat '66 Vol. 5 - Readin' Your Will!

Chick-A-Boom / Joe Bataan / Call My Name

Ciudad Perdida / La Revolución De Emiliano Zapata / La Revolucion De Emiliano Zapata

Song Of Everything / Sir Douglas Quintet / Best Of - 1968-1975

Ping Pong / Bernie Green & His Orchestra / The History Of Space Age Pop, Volume 3 - The Stereo Action Dimension

Blue Rumba / Rolley Polley / Cocktail Mix Vol. 1 - Bachelor's Guide To The Galaxy

I Get A Kick Out Of You / Esquivel / More Of Other Worlds, Other Sounds

It's All Right With Me / Tom Waits / Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute To Cole Porter

Begin The Beguine / Sammy Davis Jr. / The Wham of Sam

What Is This Thing Called Love / Leo Reisman & His Orchestra / It's De Lovely: The Authentic Cole Porter Collection

Let's Misbehave / Irving Aaronson & His Commanders / Pennies From Heaven (US)

You're The Top / Cole Porter With Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks / It's De Lovely: The Authentic Cole Porter Collection

You Do Something To Me / Wilbur DeParis / Plays Cole Porter

Anything Goes / Lew Stone & His Band / Pennies From Heaven (UK)

Night And Day / Sondre Lerche & The Faces Down Quartet / Duper Sessions

Radio / Supersister / Supernatural Fairy Tales: The Progressive Rock Era

The Worst Is Yet To Come / Grimms / Sleepers

Good Times / Eric Burdon & The Animals / The Best Of Eric Burdon & The Animals (1966-1968)