radio boise playlist for week of 03/24/08

(Re-cut and re-cast from 03/19/07)

Reach for some music and see where it takes you.

Spring is here officially, but the feeling that it's arrived hasn't quite settled in. The weather is nicer and things are just starting to get green, and so the mood has moments of bouncy celebratory goofiness.

But it seems that Winter and it's heavy coat of blues can be hard to shake off all in one go, so the result seems to be a vague, bipolar essence of... what- -

- - Spirited melancholia, perhaps? A hesitant rebirth?

- - Ahh, skip it. Whatever it was, as usual some of it rubbed off onto the musical selections for this show. Hope you enjoyed.

My directive remains the same:
Any questions or comments or suggestions, please feel no hesitation to click that 'Email me' link over to the right, and thanks again for your time and indulgence...

TITLE / ARTIST / ALBUM (or source)

Do The Dirt / The Meters / Cabbage Alley

Guess Who This Is / Ed's Redeeming Qualities / Big Grapefruit Clean-Up Job

Kiss You Again / Melanie Horsnell / Melanie Horsnell

Marlene / Kevin Coyne / Marjory Razorblade

You Don't Know My Mind / Guy Davis / Mali To Memphis

On A Monday / Ry Cooder / Into The Purple Valley

Two Trains / Little Feat / Dixie Chicken

Outlaw / Eugene McDaniels / Outlaw

Meanest Woman / Geoff Muldaur / Blues Boy

Don't Want To Make It Too Funky / Roy Head / White Texas Soul Shouter

Jodie / Rod Stewart / The Mercury Anthology

Grand Ennui / Michael Nesmith & The First National Band / Complete

Hard Lovin' Loser / Judy Collins / In My Life

Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most / Bob Dorough / Right On My Way Home

A Nice Day For Something / Charlie Musselwhite / Tennessee Woman

Song For My Father / Johnny 'Hammond' Smith / The Soulful Blues

Close, No Cigar / Little Jack Melody And His Young Turks / My Charmed Life

Everybody Cryin' Mercy / Mose Allison / Allison Wonderland: Anthology

Laissez-Faire / David Ackles / Another Time, Another Place

What is This Darkness? / Brave Combo / A Night on Earth

La Paloma / The Dead Brothers / Day Of The Dead

Way Down In The Hole / Tom Waits / Franks Wild Years

Glass, Concrete & Stone / David Byrne / Grown Backwards

Der Alte Mercedes (The Old Mercedes) / Jürgen Knieper / Wings Of Desire: Original Soundtrack

Lastima Grande / Glover Gill & Tosca Tango Orchestra / Waking Life

Damn Shame / Jolie Holland / Escondida

My Love For You / The Dirtbombs / If You Don't Already Have A Look

Egg Cream / Lou Reed / Set The Twilight Reeling

McElligot's Pool / Dylan Hears a Who / Dylan Hears a Who

radio boise playlist for week of 03/17/08

(By request, re-cast from 02/04/08)

doo-wop |ˈdoō ˌwäp|

a style of pop music marked by the use of close harmony vocals using nonsense phrases, originating in the U.S. in the 1950s.

Just for the thrill, this episode was a streetcorner spotlight on classic vintage group harmony vocals, fine as wine.

Questions or comments about the music, et ceteras, please click on the 'Email me' link over to the right.


TITLE / ARTIST / ALBUM (or source)

Be Bop Baby / The Peacheroos / Southern Doo Wop Vol 1

He's Gone / The Chantels / The End Story 1

Groceries Sir / The Dukes / The Best Of Flip Records Vol. 3

Zindy Lou / The Chimes / Vocal Groups Coast To Coast

Don't Ever Get Married / Meloaires / Southern Doo Wop Vol 1

White Cliffs of Dover / The Checkers / King Vocal Groups Vol. 2 - Voo Vee Ah Bee

Shouldn't I / The Orients / Laurie Vocal Groups - The Doo Wop Sound

Foot Loose & Fancy Free / Byron Slick Gipson & The Sliders / Specialty Hardcore Doo-Wop: In The Hallway, Under The Street Lamp

Fool, Fool, Fool / The Clovers / The Clovers

Knee Socks / The Ideals / Bim Bam Boom - 28 Rockin' Doo Wops

Bump-De-Bump / The Souvenirs / The Ebb Records Story, The Group Era 1957-1959, Volume 1

Hey Rube / The Rocketeers / The Fifties: R&B Vocal Groups

Ding Dong / The Echoes / The Gee Story Vol. I

Boom Diddle Boom / The El Dorados / The El Dorados

I Wish / Bertha Tillman & The Killers / Wop Ding A Ling - Classic New York Doo Wop

Sweet Sugar You / Richard Berry & The Pharaohs / The Best Of Flip Records Vol. 3

The Dilly Up / Hep Cats / Del-Fi Doo Wop Honey For Sale Vol. 3

Go Back Where You Came From / Summits / Best Of Candlelite Records Volume Two

Live Like A King / The Twilighters / The Ebb Records Story, The Group Era 1957-1959, Volume 1

Open Up Your Heart / The Lanes / The Gee Story Vol. I

S'Cuse Me Lady / The Genies / Wop Ding A Ling - Classic New York Doo Wop

Call Baby Call / The Diamonds / The Diamonds

Witchcraft / The Spiders / New Orleans Doo Wop

Please Don't Go / The Chanters / The Fifties: R&B Vocal Groups

Millie's Chili / Cell Foster & Audios / Shoo-Be-Doo-Be

Don't Think I Will / Young Jesse / Modern Groups II

Hey Sister Lizzie / The Spaniels / The Spaniels

Wheel Of Fortune / The Cardinals / The Great Atlantic Vocal Groups - Don't It Sound Good

Hushabye My Love / Dino & The Diplomats / Laurie Vocal Groups - The Doo Wop Sound

Question / The Webs / New Orleans Vocal Group Connection 1

Be Bop Girl / Gladiolas / Excello Doo Wop

Teenage Rock / Ronnie Jones & The Classmates / The End Story 1

Twenty-Four Hours a Day / Cathy Ryan & The Four Fellows / King Vocal Groups Vol. 2 - Voo Vee Ah Bee

Chuck-A-Luck / Chuck-A-Lucks / Best Of Candlelite Records Volume Two

Rollin' Stone / The Marigolds / Excello Doo Wop

Lookin' For A Job / Little Joe Mosley and the Sequins / Del-Fi Doo Wop / Honey For Sale Vol. 3

Oochie Pachie / Arthur Lee Maye & The Crowns / Modern Groups II

Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart / The Coasters / Doo Wop Box III

Shoobie Dooby Mama / Phantoms / Shoo-Be-Doo-Be

Everybody's Gonna Rock 'n' Roll / The Isley Brothers / The Gone Story 1957-1958

Cotton Pickin' Hands / Dukes / New Orleans Vocal Group Connection 1

False Alarm / Re-Vels / Bim Bam Boom - 28 Rockin' Doo Wops

Have A Heart / The Premiers / The Premiers

Lucille / Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters / Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters

radio boise playlist for week of 03/10/08

(re-tooled, re-casted and re-blasted from 1/22/07)

What IS that song?

That sounds sorta like the that guy, what was his name... He did that thing. About that girl, or something. You know.

This song, and the one I can't remember - - together they kinda make me think of that band I saw once, and it reminds me of that time that stuff happened back before.

Funny how music can remind one of so many things. It's like one thing leads to another, and somehow it all relates. Or something.

Don't you agree? If you've any questions or comments or suggestions, as always please feel no hesitation to click that 'Email me' link over to the right. Thanks again...

TITLE / ARTIST / ALBUM (or source)

Deus Brasileiro / Jackie and Roy / Grass

A Smooth One / Les Blue Stars / Pardon My English

Stompin' At The Savoy / Henri Salvador / Plays The Blues

Cosi Veloce / Jonathan Richman / Not So Much To Be Loved As To Love

Mr. Bad Example / Warren Zevon / I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

Bottom Of The World / Tom Waits / Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards

All Day Long / The Court & Spark / Ten Years of Noise Pop

Replaced By Toys / I Am Spoonbender / Team Mint Volume 2

Old Junk For Fashion / Verbena / Pop American Style

High Head Blues / The Black Crowes / The Lost Crowes

Lay Away / The Isley Brothers / It's Your Thing: The Story Of The Isley Brothers

Scorpio / Dennis Coffey / Soul Hits Of The '70s: Didn't It Blow Your Mind Vol. 07

Podes Crer, Amizade / Toni Tornado / Black Rio: Brazil Soul Power 1971-1980

More Mess On My Thing Pt. II / The New Process / More Original Raw Soul

Lord of the Golden Baboon / Mandrill / Move To Groove

The Jaunt / Poets Of Rhythm / Discern/Define

Kissing My Love / Bill Withers / Lean On Me: The Best Of Bill Withers

Ololufe Mi (My Lover) / Koola Lobitos / Nigeria 70

Holdin' On / Nicole Willis And The Soul Investigators / Keep Reachin' Up

Mr. Tough Guy / Ugly Duckling / Taste The Secret

Swinging Soul Medallion commercial / John Richbourg / Night Train to Nashville Vol. 2

Your Thing Is A Drag / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / Naturally

You Got To Be A Man / Frank Williams & The Rocketeers / Miami Sound

Baby You Got It / Brenton Wood / Brenton Wood's 18 Best

The Boy's Doin' It / Hugh Masekela / Move To Groove

Awon-Ojise-Oluwa / Gasper Lawal / World Psychedelic Classics 3 - Love's A Real Thing

Mon Amour, Ma Cherie / Amadou & Mariam / Mali To Memphis

Mellow Down Easy / Little Walter / His Best

Get Your Mind Right / Lil' Rascals Brass Band / Straight From The 6th Ward

radio boise playlist for week of 03/03/08

(Re-tooled and re-cast from 04/02/07)

... And in the end, though there was plenty of ground covered in this particular show, it seemed that all winding roads eventually led back to The Beatles.

The Beatles as recurring theme makes perfect sense to me; It's always been that way in my life, and I expect the trend to continue.

If you're curious about some of these selections, please drop me a line stating point of view by clicking the 'Email me' link.

Your questions, concerns, suggestions... All are appreciated. Thanks!

TITLE / ARTIST / ALBUM (or source)

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

Flying / Joe Goldmark / Steelin' The Beatles

Galleon / The Wags / Livin' The High Life

Gravity Begins At Home / Ivor Cutler / An Elpee And Two Epees

Almost Gone / Hazmat Modine / Bahamut

Get It On Down the Line / Danny Barnes / Get Myself Together

Foggy Blossom / The Gourds / Cow Fish Fowl Or Pig

Rated "X" / Loretta Lynn / Blue Eyed Kentucky Girl

Your Money Makes You Purty / Jerry Reed / Here I Am

No Money In This Deal / Lattie Moore / I'm Not Broke But I'm Badly Bent

Solitaire Song / Jon Langford And His Sadies / Mayors of the Moon

Suburbia / Riptones / For a Life of Sin

20 Questions / Amy Rigby / Diary of a Mod Housewife

To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High) / Ryan Adams / Heartbreaker

Bob / "Weird Al" Yankovic / Poodle Hat

Oobee Doobee Eyes / Geraint Watkins / Watkins Bold As Love

Come Out Into The Open (Version 1) / The World / Lucky Planet

Honey Hush / Paul McCartney (with David Gilmour, guitar) / Run Devil Run

Bad Boy / Backbeat Band / Backbeat Original Soundtrack

Ooh! My Soul / The Beatles / Live At The BBC

Slow Down / Larry Williams / Bad Boy

You Can't Do That / The Supremes / A Bit of Liverpool

If I Needed Someone / The Cryan Shames / Sugar & Spice

Abyssinian Secret / Cilla Black / The Abbey Road Decade 1963-1973

19.8 / Los Walkers / Pepperisms

Ban Ban / The Spiders / Let's Go Spiders: GS I Love You Volume 3

If You've Got Trouble / The Beatles / Anthology 2

4 Eyes / The Lovin' Spoonful / Hums

Dropout Boogie / Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band / Safe As Milk

Fashion / Dan Melchior's Broke Revue / Heavy Dirt

Manic Depression / The Jimi Hendrix Experience / BBC Sessions

No Expectations / The Dirtbombs / If You Don't Already Have A Look

Fabtasia / Sacred Cowboy / Mutation

Expansions / Lonnie Liston Smith / BaadAsssss Cinema

Theme From Dirty Harry / James Taylor Quartet / Creation

Mission: Impossible Theme-Norwegian Wood / Alan Copeland / Golden Throats 4: Celebrities Butcher Songs Of The Beatles

radio boise playlist for week of 02/25/08

(recast from 04/30/07)

Just cruising up and down the dial, finding something fun to listen to around every turn.

Oh, the places you can go!

All without a car OR a radio...

Any questions, comments or suggestions, please park your cursor on the 'Email me' link over on the right shoulder.

I'd love to hear from you! Thanks again...

(and FYI: In the photo, Lawrence Welk is spinning 45's on the record player in his car. THOSE were the days!)

TITLE / ARTIST / ALBUM (or source)

Wer kennt den Weg (I Walk the Line) / Johnny Cash / Johnny Cash-German Recordings

Vinyl Records / Todd Snider / New Connection

(The) 1970's / Dan Melchior / Hello, I'm Dan Melchior

Talking To You / Big Train / Land Of Steady Habits

Place D'Youville / René Lacaille & Bob Brozman / Digdig

Ferus Mustafa Dance / The Baghdaddies / Last Tango In Babylon

I'll Be Around / Otis Gayle / Studio One Soul

Who's That Lady / The Isley Brothers / The Complete UA Sessions

Why Can't We Live Together / Timmy Thomas / Soul Hits Of The '70s: Didn't It Blow Your Mind! Vol. 10

Kulun Mankwalèsh / Mahmoud Ahmed / Éthiopiques 3: Golden Years of Modern Ethiopian Music 1969-1975

Ab Teqay Qerèbi / Tèwèldè Rèdda / Éthiopiques 5 - Tigrigna Music: Tigray/Eritrea, 1970-1975

Think / Bossa 70 / Jeff Recordings

Oye Como Va / Amral's Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Orchestra / Steel Vibrations

Message From A Black Man / Mickey & The Soul Generation / Iron Leg - The Complete Mickey And The Soul Generation

Have You No Shame, Girl? / Solex / Low Kick And Hard Bop

I Left My Wallet In El Segundo / A Tribe Called Quest / People's Instinctive Travels And Paths Of Rhythm

Funky / The Chambers Brothers / Time Has Come: Best Of The Chambers Brothers

Sitar Beat / Klaus Doldinger / Sitar Beat! Indian Style Heavy Funk Vol. 1

Sky Saw / Brian Eno / Another Green World

Friendship Station / Le Tigre / Le Tigre

I Don't Care / The Evolution Control Committee / Plagiarhythm Nation V2.0

Pierre / Carole King / Really Rosie

Good Lovin' / The Olympics / The Best Of Loma Records: The Rise And Fall Of A 1960's Soul Label

Do-Wah Diddy / The Exciters / Early Girls, Vol. 1: Popsicles & Icicles

Banjo Song / Mama Cass Elliot, Tim Rose & Jim Hendricks / The Big 3 featuring Mama Cass Elliot

Don't Touch My Guitar / The Archies / Everything's Archie

Banking On A Myth / Andrew Bird / Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production Of Eggs

Silverware / The Golden Arm Trio / The Golden Arm Trio

Crni Voz / Boban Markovic Orkestar with Felix Lajko / Best Of Fono Records