radio boise playlist for week of 06/18/07

If you grew up in a country where homes didn't tend to have garages, you didn't get to call that loud music on the the little scratchy 45 single 'garage rock'.

If you were in the UK or parts of Europe, you might have called that same music 'Freakbeat'.

But really, the genre labels and ever-morphing subsets don't matter, and more often than not they just get in the way.

Is it garage pop, or pop punk, or power pop, or garage punk? Post garage? Neo-punk?

Wait, what if they were signed to a major record label? It can't truly be indie-rock then. Hold it, that's a blues number... but it's being performed by a bunch of white British teens, so what is it now?

We all feel the need to codify and organize from time to time, but let's not forget to enjoy the music, okay?

All your questions, comments or suggestions are welcome, click the 'Email me' link over in the sidebar, please and thenk you!

TITLE / ARTIST / ALBUM (or source)

Rock It For Me / Mildred Bailey / It Had To Be You

Keep Lookin' / The Artwoods / 100 Oxford Street

Git To Gittin' / Big Walter Price / Git To Gittin'

Working In A Coalmine / Devo / (1974-1977) Hardcore Devo Vol. 2

Plötzlich Ist Alles Anders / Stereo Total / My Melody

Summer Blue / Money Mark / Brand New By Tomorrow

They'll Do It Everytime / Arthur Alexander / Rainbow Road: The Warner Brothers Recordings

Down / Cheeky Monkey / Four Arms To Hold You

Nancy Drew / Tuscadero / TeenBeat 45 (1994)

Rock N Roll Girl / The Beat / POPTOPIA! Power Pop Classics Of The '70s

Sick Times / The Dials / Flex Time

Love Me Too / Parasites / Pair

Your Generation / Generation X / D.I.Y.: Anarchy In The UK, UK Punk I (1976-77)

All Around The World / The Jam / At The BBC

Knife / The Briefs / Hit After Hit

Sonic Reducer / Dead Boys / D.I.Y.: Blank Generation: The New York Scene 1975-78

Don't Push Me Around / The Zeros / DIY: We're Desperate- The L.A. Scene (1976-79)

Now I Think / Public Nuisance / Gotta Survive

Get Me Down / Zen / Nederbeat 63-69 - Beat, Bluf & Branie

Bald Headed Woman / Druids Of Stonehenge / Garage Beat '66 Volume 6 - Speak Of The Devil...

Exit Stage Right / Ronnie Burns / Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire And Beyond

Can't Play Tag Alone / The Decibels / Create Action!

Where You Gonna Go? / The Unrelated Segments / Garage Beat Volume 7 - That's How It Will Be!

Baby Your Phrasing Is Bad / Caleb / Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire And Beyond

Don't Look Back / Oscillators / Incog-Neato

Tell Me / The Wild Things / Garage Beat Volume 7 - That's How It Will Be!

She's A Drag / The Optic Nerve / Lotta Nerve

The Courtship Of Rapunzel / The Bruthers / Garage Beat '66 Volume 6 - Speak Of The Devil...

Is Anybody Home? / The Mirage / The Rev-Ola Rock Machine Turns You On

I'm Not Saying / Nico / Dream Babes Volume 5: Folk Rock and Faithful

Stand Up And Be Judged / Ewan Stephens / The Rev-Ola Rock Machine Turns You On

Mr. Unreliable / The Cryan Shames / Sugar & Spice (A Collection)

Love -Building On Fire / Talking Heads / Once In A Lifetime

Little Johnny Jewel (Parts 1 & 2) / Television / Marquee Moon

Those That We Love / Julie Driscoll / 1969

Poly High / Harpers Bizarre / Feelin' Groovy: The Best Of Harpers Bizarre Featuring The 59th Street Bridge Song

Shades Of Blue / Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass / Sounds Like

radio boise playlist for week of 06/11/07

More spinning platters to occupy the ear and spark the soul.

Whim meets inspiration and recollection, the music goes 'round, and it comes out wherever it'll do you the most good.

Repeat as needed.

Your questions, comments or suggestions are welcome!

Please click the 'Email me' link over in the sidebar.


TITLE / ARTIST / ALBUM (or source)

Taking It To The Streets / Harry Manx & Kevin Breit / Jubilee

Non-Entity / Niagara / Niagara 01

It's A New Day, Baby / Paul Weller / Fly On The Wall

Somethin' Goin' On / Blood, Sweat & Tears / Child Is Father To The Man

Clean Love / Blues Image / Open

Affirmative No / The Music Machine / Beyond The Garage

Real Life Permanent Dream / The Orange Machine / Pictures In The Sky

The River / Octopus / Restless Night

Braggin' / Bob Moore And The Temps / The Daisy/Tiger Records Story

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue / Belfast Gypsies / Them Belfast Gypsies

Dead End Street Monologue/Dead End Street / Lou Rawls / Scream 1

Big Bird / Eddie Floyd / Shout 2

If It Don't Work Out / The Zombies / Zombie Heaven: Odyssey & Oracle And The Lost Album

Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead / The Marvelettes / Best Of

Who's That Guy? / The Kolettes / A Decade Of Chicago's Finest

You'd Better Stop / Doris Troy / Where The Girls Are - Volume 4

Ending / Boris Kovac & Ladaaba Orchest / The Last Balkan Tango

Pretty Dark Eyes / David Seville / The Music Of David Seville

Never Touched Me / Max Kaminsky and his Windy City Six / Chicago Style (1954)

Love, Gloom, Cash, Love / Herbie Nichols / Love, Gloom, Cash, Love

Rebellion / Jack Hammer / Jack Hammer Sings And Reads Songs And Poems Of The Beat Generation

Bobalob / Teddy Charles / Collaboration West

Disconnected / Laika & The Cosmonauts / Absurdistan

The New World / X / More Fun In The New World

Teenage Lament '74 / Alice Cooper / The Life And Crimes Of Alice Cooper

Baked Beans / Mother Goose / Do Y'self A Favour! - The Countdown Years 1975-79: Seventies Downunder Vol. 2

Dick's Automotive / The Rugburns / Mommy I'm Sorry

Snide Remark / Mojack / Merchandising Murder

radio boise playlist for week of 06/04/07

'It's all Amurricana, by Gawd!'

For no particular reason that I can figure, this week's show turned out to be chock full of country twang, and nothing but.

Plenty of vintage stuff, mixed in with a bit of the more contemporary countrypolitan. I've heard Billy Kirchen call it 'Grange Rock'.

Honky-tonk howl, a trucker tune or two, a wee taste of bluegrass and rockabilly and western swing also along the trail.

And as always, of course: Any questions, comments about the music, howdies, whatever - - just click on that 'email me' link. Thanks, and I'm surely much obliged.

TITLE / ARTIST / ALBUM (or source)

Piano Breakdown / Moon Mullican / EP Collection

Take Me Back Again / Rose Maddox / Hillbilly Music...Thank God! Volume 1

Your Heart Turned Left / George Jones / The Race Is On

Jeopardy / Dee Lannon / Vinylly Available

Countrier Than Thou / Robbie Fulks / Georgia Hard

New Memories / Radio Sweethearts / New Memories

Orleans Parish Prison / Johnny Cash / Murder

Girl Haggard / Rosie Flores / Once More With Feeling

Workin' Man Blues / Merle Haggard / The Lonesome Fugitive: The Merle Haggard Anthology 1963-1977

Sleeper, Five-By-Two / Red Simpson / Truck Drivin' Fool

Truck Drivin' Son of a Gun / Dave Dudley / Fifty Years Of Country Music From Mercury - 1957-1969

It's A Great Life (If You Don't Weaken) / Faron Young / This Is Faron Young

Big Town / Ronnie Self / Bop-a-Lena

The Love You Gave / Dolly Parton / Fifty Years Of Country Music From Mercury - 1957-1969

You're Learning / The Louvin Brothers / Hillbilly Music...Thank God! Volume 1

Travel & Toil / The Meat Purveyors / More Songs About Buildings & Cows

Broke, Not Broken / The Mother Truckers / Broke, Not Broken

Ham-Fisted Box Of Gloves / The Gourds / Cow Fish Fowl Or Pig

It's Gonna Be Easy / Doug Sahm / Genuine Texas Groover

How Much I've Lied / Gram Parsons / G.P.

Reason To Believe / The Dillards / There Is A Time: 1963-70

I've Learned to Live With You (And Be Alone) / Jean Shepard / Honky-Tonk Heroine: Classic Capitol Recordings, 1952-1964

Evil On Your Mind / Jan Howard / Decca Country Classics 1934-1973

What Have You Done For Me Lately? / Steve Goodman / Live At The Earl Of Old Town

Touch Me / Willie Nelson / The Early Years: The Complete Liberty Recordings Plus More

I Never Go Around Mirrors / Dick Curless / Traveling Through

Too Close Blues / Billy Lee Riley / Hot Damn!

That's Right / Carl Perkins / The Complete Sun Singles

Honky Tonk Mind (The Woman I Need) / Johnny Horton / Rockin' Rollin' Johnny Horton

My Baby Walks All Over Me / Waylon Jennings / Phase One: The Early Years 1958-1964

I Don't Care (Just As Long As You Love Me) / Buck Owens / I Don't Care

As Long As There's A Shadow / Roger Miller / King Of The Road - The Genius of Roger Miller

People As Crazy As Me / Tom T. Hall / Nashville Storyteller

Gals Don't Mean A Thing / Johnny Bond / Standard Transcriptions

Watch It, Neighbor / Cliffie Stone / Cliffie Stone Sings The Grunt Song And Other Country Classics

You Can't Do Wrong & Get By / The Delmore Brothers / Freight Train Boogie

We Live A Long, Long Time / Jimmy Murphy / Sixteen Tons Rock 'n' Roll

Quit Feelin' Sorry For You / Bill Kirchen / Tied To The Wheel

Idaho / Jon Rauhouse / Steel Guitar Heart Attack

Bye, Bye / Joe Maphis & Larry Collins / Fire On The Strings

radio boise playlist for week of 05/28/07

A groove is a groove is a groove, as bossa nova, jazz and '60's cinematic Europop rolled along nicely before inextricably yielding to some choice vintage R&B.

Any questions or comments or suggestions, click that 'Email me' link over to the right, s'il vous plaît, and thanks again for your time and indulgence...

Groove on!

TITLE / ARTIST / ALBUM (or source)

The Blues Walk / Ed Lincoln / The Bossa Nova Exciting Jazz Samba Rhythms, Vol. 2

Chim Chim Cher-ee / Xavier Cugat / Cugie A Go-Go

Little Niles / Emil Richard's Yazz Band / Yazz Per Favore

Poopsie / Dave Pell Octet / I Had The Craziest Dream

Shakey Breaks The Ice / Joe Mooney Quartet / Squeeze Me: 1943-53 Rebop Continental

I've Found A New Baby / Roy Eldridge & Dizzy Gillespie / Roy & Diz

Jungle Jalopy / Les Baxter / The Ritual Of The Savage

Offbeat Fugue / Jumping Jacques / Sugar & Spice

Águas De Março (Waters Of March) / Jongo Trio / The Bossa Nova Exciting Jazz Samba Rhythms - Vol. 1

Beer, Vermouth E Gin / Piero Umiliani / Svezia, Inferno E Paradiso

One Note Samba / The Anita Kerr Singers / Slightly Baroque

Di-Gue-Ding-Ding / Michel Legrand / Archi Cordes

Barnyard In Orbit / Perrey & Kingsley / The Essential Perrey & Kingsley

A La Salud / Stan La Baum and His Orchestra / Shake Your Congas

Oops! / Tipsy / Trip Tease

On a Clear Day (TU SAI CHI SEI) Cantata Di Pierfilippi / Montefiori Cocktail / Raccolta N.2

What's Up / Lokomotion N. 5 / Lokomotion N. 5

Il Profeta (1968) / Armando Trovaioli / Beat At Cinecitta - Music from Italian 60s & 70s Cinema: Volume 3

Qua Qua Qua / Franco Godi / Signor Rossi sucht das Glück

Cantaloupe Woman / George Braith / Hip Walk Jazz Undercurrents In 60s New York

Bacon Fat / The Dave Pike Set / Got The Feelin'

I'm Gonna Go Fishin' / Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band / The Verve Story: 1944-1994

Orbit Fantasy / 101 Strings Orchestra / Astro Sounds From Beyond The Year 2000

Green Vibrations / Inspectors / The Inspectors

I Ain't Gonna Let You In / Annie Laurie / Jive

Hello and Goodbye / Walter Brown / Kansas City Blues 1944-1949

Fat Man's Scat / Frank Motley / Frank Motley

Ugly Papa / Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends / Kansas City Blues 1944-1949

Love Don't Love Nobody / Roy Brown / Good Rocking Tonight - Best Of

Slowly Losing My Mind / Willie Wright & His Sparkles / Welcome To The Club

Let 'Er Roll / Sid King And The Five Strings / Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight

Whip It On Me / Jessie Hill / Crescent City Soul

Tina's Dilemma / Ike & Tina Turner / The Soul Of Ike And Tina

Hold It / Bill Doggett / Honky Tonk! The King & Federal R&B Instrumentals