DIVAS OF SOUL - CONTEMPORARY AND CLASSIC (Vol 2, April 2021): Mary Wilson - Ohhh Child, Life’s Been Good to Me & Come See About Me, Pointer Sisters - Happiness, En Vogue - Don’t Let Go, Sade - Your Love Is King, Jennifer Holiday - And I’m Telling You … I’m Not Going, KALLITECHNIS - Wake Up, Get Down, Kennedy Rd - Falling, Mary Wilson - Time to Move On (Subgroover Remix) and U (R&B Remix by Groov-E), Rosabel & Jennifer Holiday - And I’m Telling You, I’m Not Going
Love Will Save the Earth or Destroy It: Mimi Goese & Moby - When Its Cold I’d Like to Die, Girl’s Day - Something (K Pop), The Who - My Wife, Broken Bells - Holding On For Life, Taken By Trees - Sweet Child o’Mine, Guns & Roses - Sweet Child o’mine, Gene Loves Jezebel - Break The Chain, Gnarls Barkley - Crazy, Bjork - All Is Full of Love, Billie Ellish - Ocean Eyes, APink - Luv (K Pop), Mo Sabri - Heaven Is Where The Heart Is (Alternative Islamic Love Song)
Brother Ray Charles (The Early Years): Drown in my Own Tears, Funny (But I Still Love You), A Fool for You, I’ve Got a Woman (Live at the Newport), What I’d Say, Come Rain or Shine, Hallelujah I Love Her so (with Milt Jackson of Modern Jazz Quartet), Love on my mind (With Milt Jackson), Here We Go Again (with Norah Jones. 2004?), The Sun’s Gonna Shine Again, I Believe it to my Soul, I had a Dream, Georgia on my Mind.
K POP GFriend - St Walpurgis night (Released Nov 2020): GFRIEND: MAGO, Love Spell, Three of Cups, GRWM, Secret Diary, Better Me, Night Drive, Apple, Crossroads, Labyrinth, Wheel of the Year, GFriend Releases from 2015 - 2020 - Glassbead Game, Navillera, Rough, Trust
1960’s - Obscure & Classic Tracks: Lulu - To Sir with Love , MC5 - Helter Skelter , Gilbert Safrani & Les Boots - Le Ciel (The Sky), The Psychotics - If U Don’t Believe Me, The Wooley Ones - Put Her Down, Aretha Franklin - Say a Little Prayer, The Haunted - 125, The Mojo Men - She’s My Baby, Sky Saxon - Can’t Seem to Make You Mine, The Association - Along Comes Mary, Jefferson Starship - White Rabbit (Rare Live Ver), The Illusions - City of People, Mamas & Papas - Monday Monday, The Lovin’ Spoonful - Summer in City, Grass Roots - Temptation Eyes, Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child, Mamas and Papas - California Dreaming
The Intersectionality of RENT the Musical (25th Anniversary)- Seasons of Love, Rent, You’ll See, Light My Candle, Life Support, Another Day, Will I, Santa Fe, I’ll Cover You, La Vie Boheme, Take Me or Leave Me, Finale B, Take me of Leave me (Dance Remix)
Contemporary R&B: Mariah Carey - Emotions and Visions of Love, Anita Baker - Sweet Love, Amy Winehouse - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, Whitney Houston - I’m Your Baby Tonight, Diana Ross and the Supremes - You Keep Me Hanging On, Aretha Franklin - Midnight Train To Georgia, Think, Save Me, BB KING - The Thrill Is Gone, Beyonce - Love On Top, Bill Withers - Lovely Day, Blue Magic - I Waited, Nina Simone - I Put A Spell on You.
Black Coffee drops his new album "Subconsciously" (released on Feb 5, 2021): Black Coffee - You Need Me (featuring Maxine Ashley and Sun-El), I’m Fallin’ (feat. RY X), Time (feat. Cassie), LaLaLa, Flava (feat. Una Rams and Tellaman), Missed Calls (feat Pharrell Williams & Jozzy), Ready for you (feat. Celeste), Dive (feat. Delilah Montagu), Never Gonna Forget (feat. Elderbrook), Zoo Brazil - There is Hope (feat. Rasmus Kellerman), Black Eyed Peas - Just Can’t Get Enough.
ELECTRONICA AETERNUM: Presets - This Boy’s In Love & Anywhere, Apoptygma Bezerk - Fade To Black, ARCA - Time & Whipper Snapper, Beatrice Dillon - Workaround Two & Workaround Eight, Moby - I Love to Move & Every Day’s It’s 1989, Sisters of Mercy - Lucretia My Reflection, Say Lou Lou and Lindstrom - Games for Girls (Extended Mix), Presets - Aeons
Songs that Make No Sense: Grimes - Kill vs Maim, Baby Metal - Kagerou, U2 - Stories for Boys, Dexy’s Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen, Lyle Lovett - Bears, Nena - 99 Luft Ballons (German Language Version), David Bowie - Heros (German Language Version), Soyeon - Day of a Kid (Korean Rap from Unpretty Rap Stars), The Hu - Wolf Totem (Mongolian Throat Singing), 3 Doors Down - Kryptonite, Steely Dan - Kid Charlemagne, SmashMouth - Walkin’ on the Sun, Jungle - Busy Earnin’
Bee Gees REDUX (Dub, R&B, Alt & Metal): “Staying Alive” covered by Martin Carr (Dub Version), “Jive Talking” covered by Myron and E (Kirkwood Groove Version), “Night Fever” covered by The Silver Seas, “More Than a Woman” covered by Tragedy, “Night Fever / More Than A Woman” (Bee Gees from the “One Night Only” Live album), “Emotion” covered by Destiny’s Child, “Emotion” collaboration with Samatha Sang and the Bee Gees, “Nights on Broadway” covered by Candi Stanton, “Nights on Broadway” (Bee Gees from the “One Night Only” Live album), “I Started a Joke” covered by ConfidentialMX (from the Suicide Squad Film soundtrack), “I Started a Joke” by The Bee Gees, “Run to Me” covered by Barbie Hatch, “Run to Me” (Released Jan 8, 2021, collaboration between Barry Gibb and Brandi Carlile), “To Love Somebody” covered by Janis Joplin, “To Love Somebody” by The Bee Gees . . . "Imitation Is The Sincerest Sign of Flatter . . . - Oscar Wilde."
2021 BRAND NEW YEAR: Sting - Brand New Day, Perfume - Cosmic Explorer (Japanese Pop), Girls Day - Something (Korean Pop), The Chameleons - Don’t Fall, Christina Aguilera (vocals) Linda Perry (songwriter) - Beautiful, Sly and the Family Stone - If You Want Me To Stay, Indila - Love Story (French Alternative Pop) , The Shadows - Apache, Miike Snow - Pull My Trigger, Resa - Nothing Else Matters, Bad Suns - Cardiac Arrest, Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come,
HURRICANE IN MY HEART: Ms Mr - Hurricane, Red Hot Chili Peppers - Snow (Hey Oh), Deep Forest - Sweet Lullaby (World Mix), E.L.O. - Telephone Line, First Aid Kit - My Silver Lining (Stockholm Sessions), Moby - Natural Blues, Rolling Stones - Fool to Cry (from Black and Blue), Lisa Loeb - Lets Forget About It, Asa - Ok Ok, Papa Wemba - Yolele, The Commitments - Destination Anywhere, Lana Del Rey - Music to Watch Boys By, APink - Step
Return from Exile: Lulileela - Dive & Fantasy (K Pop), A-Yue Chang and Tanya Chua - Heartbroken While Missing you (Mando/Chinese Pop), Depeche Mode - It’s No Good & Shake this Disease, The Cure - Lullaby and Pictures of You, Florence and the Machine - Sky Full of Song, Stellenbosch University Choir - Say Something I’m Giving Up On You, Peter Gabriel - Games without Frontiers and Mercy Street (Live, 9 minute, rare version).
BRASS HOOKS. Alternative, Jazz & Classic Rock Songs with Brass Instrumentals: Foreigner - Urgent, Pigbag - Papa’s Got a Brand New Pigbag, John Coltrane - Favorite Things, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes - Fever, Fleetwood Mac - Tusk, Beatles - For No One, Roxy Music - Let’s Stick Together, Madness - Our House, John Coletrane - Mr P.C., Miles Davis - Boplicity, Blood, Sweat and Tears - You’ve Made Me So Very Happy.
Allman Brothers - R&B/Rock Virtuosos: Allman Brothers - Loan me a Dime, Marshall Tucker Band - Can't You See ?, Pure Prairie League - Falling In and Out of Love with You & Amie, Allman Brothers - Whipping Post & Midnight Rider, Outlaws - Green Grass & High Tides. Duane Allman - Rollin Stone, Bob Dylan - Isis
Big Voices Volume 2: Stellenbosch University Choir - Let My Love Be Heard & Say Something … I’m Giving Up on you, Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey, Sister Jiang - Red Flags Waving, Tez Cady - Seve & Ivory, Pippin and Ben Veeren - Simple Joys, African Children’s Choir - Sifuni Mungu, Janis Joplin - Summer time, Yusuf Islam (Cat Steven) - Wild World, Western Massachusetts Sacred Harp Convention- Wayfaring Stranger, Mozart - Requiem in D Minor, St Petersburg Philharmonic - Alexander Nevsky, Maude Maggart (Sister of Fione Apple) & Jamie Cullum -Skylark, Nina Simone - Trouble in mind
What Lies Between: Todd the Wet Sprocket - Crazy Life, Florence and the Machine - Only if for a Night, Walk the Earth - Somebody I used to Know, Hozier - Take Me To Church, Indila - Derniere Danse (Last Dance), Nina Simone - Feeling Good, Basia - Cruising for a Brusing, Jessie Ware - Who Says No To Love, In the Valley Below - Peaches, Layla - Smokestakes, Jute - Jane Says, Jungle - Busy Earn’in, Macy Gray - I Try
Guitar Riffs Vol 3: Noel Gallager and the High Flying Birds - Broken Arrow, Oasis - Live Forever, Iggy Pop - The Passenger , Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower, Rise Against - Life Less Frightening, R.E.M. - End of the World and Orange Crush, Comrade Question - Old & Ah Ah Ah, B.B.King - The Thrill is Gone, Kinks - Till The End of the Day and Living on the Thin Line, Nick Cave - Jubilee Street
American Folk and Roots Music: James Taylor & Carol King - Blossom & Machine Gun Kelly & Up on the Roof, Gaelyn Lea - Someday we’ll Linger in the Sun & Parting Glass, Bob Dylan - Blind Willie McTell, Blind Willie McTell - Searching the Desert for the Blue, Joanie Mitchell - River, Nick Drake - Chime of a City Clock & Place to Be, Hazel Dickins - Beautiful Hills of Galilee, Sacred Harp Singers - I’m Going Home & Idumea, Alison Krauss - You Will be my Ain True Love
She Will…She Will… ROCK YOU !: Fiona Apple - Criminal, Patti Smith - Gimmie Shelter, Say Lou Lou and Lindstom- Games for Girls, Girls Day- Something, (Korean Alt Pop) Baby Metal - GJ (Japanese Kwaiii Metal band), Sinead O Connor - Fire on Babylon (Irish vocalist), Natalie Imbruglia - City, TLC - Friends, Asa - Murder in the USA (Nigerian/French Alt Pop), Liz Phair - Polyester Bride, Gwen Stephani - Just a Girl, CSS - Music is my Hot Hot Sex, Heather Nova - London Rain,
Black Voices Crossing Continents: Pampa Wemba (Congolese King of Rumba Rock) - Yolele,
Ladysmith Black Mambazo (South Africa) - God Bless Africa, Asa (Lagos Nigeria and Paris France) - Bibanke, TCL - Creep, En Vogue - Don’t Let Go, Destiny’s Child - Love On Top,
Lauryn Hill - Everything is Everything, Broken Bells with Danger Mouse (Composer, Musician, Singer, Producer) - Holding on for Life and Vaporize, Dr Martin Luther King - We Shall Overcome, Sam Cooke -
A Change is Gonna Come, Sellenbosch Choir (South African, Multi-Racial Choir) - Let my love be heard, Nina Simone - Ohhh Child.
Before they were Wilburys (Bob Dylan, George Garrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty & Jeff Lynne) : Traveling Wilburys - Handle Me with Care, Bob Dylan - Blind Wille McTell, Traveling Wilburys - Tweeter and the Monkey Man, Tom Petty - I Need to Know & Learning to Fly, George Harrison - What is Life & My Sweet Lord (Live), Roy Orbison - Love Hurts & You Got it, Jeff Lynne - Telephone Line, Turn to Stone, 10538 Overture, Traveling Wilburys - Runaway, Maxine
Songs I Like: 10,000 Maniacs - Because the Night; Patti Smith - Frederick, Jay Chou (Chinese Alternative ) with 2 songs from November Chopin, A Pink - Step (Korean Alt Pop), TV On the Radio - Wolf Like Me, Young Punks - Ready for the Fight, Five Stair steps - O-O-H Child, Four Tops - Bernadette, Word of Mouth Chorus - Idumea, Wolf Parade - What did my Lover Say, White Stripes - Jolene, Weezer - Buddy Holly
Brian Eno: Tracks from "Here Come the Warm Jets and Collaborations with Roxy Music and David Bowie. Songs include: Sea Breezes, Here Come the Warm Jets, Be my Wife, Always Crashing in the Same Car, Signals, Needles in the Camels Eye, Baby’s on Fire,
By This River (from Life before and after Science), Cindy Tells me, On Some Far Away Beach, Blank Frank, Dead Finks, Some of Them
Cruel Summer 2020: Rolling Stones - Gimmie Shelter, Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child, Mott the Hoople - Roll Away The Stone, Sting - If I ever lose my faith in you, Moby - Natural Blues, Bananarama - Cruel Summer, Paula Abdul - Straight Up, Roy Orbison - You Got It, Carlos Santana - Smooth, T Rex - Bang a Gong, Police - Synchronicity II, Oasis - Live Forever
K POP 2020 - TWICE Releases MORE & MORE on June 1, 2020:
TWICE - More and More, Oxygen, Firework, Make Me Go, Shadow, Don’t Call Me Again, Sweet Summer Day, MAMAMOO - Starry Night, Taller than you, Emotion, Egotistical, AOA (ACE OF ANGELS) - Egotistical, Come See Me, Sorry, Like a Cat
KINDA PRETTY IN PINK: This is an "alternative" soundtrack to the movie "Pretty in Pink." The bands are the same (mostly) but I've substituted better tracks. Check it out.
OMD - Secrets, Suzanne Vega - Left of Center, Psychedelic Furs - India, New Order - True Faith, Your Silent Face, Age of Consent, Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like You, Echo and the Bunnyman - Do it clean, Evergreen, Smiths - There is a light, What difference does it make ?
Just Released on May 22, 2020. "Notes on a Conditional Form" is the Fourth Album by 'The 1975' one of Britain's most notable Alternative Pop bands. Special appearances by Greta Thunberg, AKF Twigs and many others. Great Album. Top 5 for 2020 so far ? Definitely Yes ! Dream Pop ? Dream Core ? Sublime ? Yes, Yes and Yes.
Classic and Alternative Ballads: Bob Dylan - "Shelter from the Storm", Neil Young - "Ohio", Gordon Lightfoot - "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald", Duran Duran - "Ordinary World", Sam Cooke - "A Change is Gonna Come", Marvin Gaye - "Sexual Healing", Rolling Stones - "Fool to Cry", U2 - "Sunday, Bloody Sunday", Kate Bush - "Running Up That Hill", Billy Bragg - "Between the Wars", Collective Soul - "December (Live)", Elvis Costello - "Brilliant Mistake"
Dreamcore Siren Songs: Grimes - "Kill vs Maim", Cocteau Twins - "Fifty Fifty Clown", Susan Vega - "99.9 F", Bjork - "Joga", IC3Peak - "Tablets", Cocteau Twins - "Heaven or Los Vegas" and "Iceblink Luck", Susan Vega - "Small Blue Thing" and "Left of Center", Bjork - "All is Full of Love",
This Mortal Coil - "Song to the Siren", Susan Vega - "Solitude Standing", IC3Peak - "Half an Hour" and "Countdown"
Throughout the 1960's, many popular British (and Irish) bands found notable success in the USA. This musical era was known as "The British Invasion." Likewise many bands from the USA received tremendous support in Ireland, England and all across Britain. Today we showcase some of best songs (both well-known and forgotten). Yeah Ya Better Go Now . . .
BRITISH INVASION: Invasion: Lulu - "To Sir with Love", The Who - "I Can’t Explain" and "The Kids Are Alright", The Kinks - "Till the End of the Day", Them - "Gloria", Dave Clark Five - "Catch Us if You Can." The Beatles - "She Said."8 Days a Week", "We Can Work It Out", Dame Shirley Bassey - "Big Spender Remix". Dave Berry - "The Crying Game", Moody Blues - "Go Now", Dusty Springfield - "The Son of a Preacher Man"
AMERICAN INVASION: Grass Roots - "Let’s Live for today", "Midnight Confessions", "Temptation Eyes", Bob Dylan - "All Along The Watchtower", Jimi Hendrix - "Voodoo Child"
This afternoon we offer Requiem in D Minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The music is solemn and magnificent. The next 60-90 days may get a bit tough in Central Ohio as Covid 19 Testing/Countermeasures improve but we'll get thru this as a community. Have a store of food, water, cleaning supplies and medicine in your home. Stay there if you can . . . and . . . begin to paint again . . . write that song . . . book or poem that's been been running around in your head . . . Stay strong . . . Be optimistic . . . These difficult and unusual times will pass.
Cross Over Hip Hop Vol 2: The Young Punx - "Ready for the Fight", TLC - "Creep", Jay Z Rihanna and Kayne - "Run this Town", Yezi (K Pop)- "Solo". Boys 2 Men - "Motown Philly", Tupac Shakur - "California Love"
SING THE SORROW: Song List Includes: Nick Drake - "Way to Blue." Walk off the Earth - "Somebody that I used to know," Ms Mr - "Hurricane," Rivers of Delight - "Idumea," AK Dong - "Melted," Nick Cave - "Jubilee Street."
Superlative. Sublime. Surreal. This afternoon we offer the vocalizations of Nico both with and shortly after her collaboration with the Velvet Underground. Unconventional Feminist Alternative Music from the 1960's backed by Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Maureen Tucker and produced by some guy named Andy Warhol. Tracks include: "The Fairest of the Seasons", "Femme Fatale", "All Tomorrow's Parties", "Winter Song", "I'll Keep It With Mine" and "Little Sister."
Asa - Tracks from Lucid (Oct 2019), Asha Deluxe (2007) and Beautiful Imperfection (2010)
Murder in the USA
Bibanke (Live from Tokyo)
No one Knows (Live from Tokyo)
Don’t Let me Go
Very few people today know about a remarkably talented and idiosyncratic band called "The Blue Nile." While eschewing the spot light they gained the admiration and support of Peter Gabriel and Rickie Lee Jones. Today we offer tracks from "Hats", an album that earned the highest accolades from Mojo, NME, Pitchfork, Q and many other musical/cultural magazines. If you look for hidden gems to impress your audiophile friends . . . . consider this a lucky day.
HIGHER LOVE: Sting - “If I ever lose my faith in you”, Kygo and Whitney Houston - “Higher Love”, Taken by Trees - “Sweet Child of Mine”, Tez Cadey - “Ivory”, Traveling Wiburys - “Handle me with care”, A Pink - “Step” and “Luv”, Blood Orange - “Love Ya”, Stevie Wonder - “As”, Howard Jones - “What is Love”, Pet Shop Boys - “Love Comes Quickly”, O Jay’s - “Love Train”
A Blank Generation and Nothing Since: Richard Hell - "Blank Generation", Ramones
- "I don’t wanna go, down to the basement", Psychedelic Furs - "India", Pixies - "Monkey’s Gone to Heaven", Pinback - "3 X 0", Peter Murphy - "Cuts you up", Pet Shop Boys - "What have I done ?", Perfume - "Flash", Natalie Umbruglia - "City", The Mowgli’s - "San Francisco", Iggy Pop - "The Passenger" and "Paraguay", Echo and the Bunnymen- "Evergreen", Kate Bush - "And Dream of Sheep"
Some of the best music . . . from the 4 corners of the planet . . . none of it in English . . . you are welcome. . . Deep Forest - "Deep Forest", Papa Wemba - "Yolele", Asa - "Bimpe", Buena Vista Social Club - "Chan Chan" and Indila with three songs from her "Mini World Album."
Rockabilly from the 1950's to the present day. Rock A Billy Eddie Cochran - “Something Else”, Wanda Jackson - “Hot Dog ! That made him mad !”, Johnny River - “Maybelline”, Roy Orbison - “You Got It’, Mink Deville - “Spanish Stroll”, Dave Edmunds - “Almost Saturday Night” and “I Hear You Knocking”, Stray Cats - “Stray Cat Strut”, Johnny River - “Secret Agent Man”
Pound for pound, ounce for ounce the best soundtrack from the worst Andy Warhol films ever. Not kidding on either count. The music is ethereal and sublime . . . the films are virtually unwatchable. Check out both and tell me what you think.
Volume 2 - The UnBearable Brightness of Being: Bonzai: “2B.1”, Edie Brickell and New Bohemians - “What I am”, Edwyn Collins - “A Girl Like You”, Elvis Costello - “Don’t Let me be misunderstood”, EXO - “Growl”, Florence and the Machine - “Only if for a night”
Volume 1 - UnBearable Brightness of Being: Bad Suns - “Cardiac Arrest”, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero’s - “Janglin”, CSS - “Music is my Hot Hot Sex”, Bang Gang - “Follow”, Crystal Castles - “Crimewave”, Bryan Ferry - “Loop De Li”
Blind but Not Silent. Lamentations for a Friend:
Blind Faith - "Can’t find my way Home", Bob Dylan - "Blind Willie McTell", Gaelic Storm - "Blind Monkey", Florence and the Machine - "Blinding", The Who - "The Hawker", The Fall - "Blindness."
When I started producing content for radio 5-6 years ago, my first show included a song by First Aid Kit. They are a remarkable Swedish Alternative folk duo that includes sisters Klara Söderberg (on vocals/guitar) and Johanna Söderberg (on vocals, bass, keyboards and autoharp).
I’m long overdue to produce a show that highlights their impressive body of work. Today I present songs from several First Aid Kit albums including: The Lion’s Roar, Stay Gold, Drunken Trees and Ruins.
While the band is Swedish their sound contains elements of pure Americana.
Klara and Johanna have long favored many classic American musicians including: Billie Holiday, Emmy Lou Harris and The Carter Family. The Carter family was the "first family" of American Country music from the 1930’s thru the 1960’s . . . with June Carter Cash (who wrote and performed "Ring of Fire" with her husband Johnny Cash) as one of their most prominent members.
This is the final (and perhaps the finest) album by the Alternative Band called "The Cranberries." Bursting on to the Alt/Indie scene in 1993 with their debut album entitled "Everyone Is Doing It, Why Can't We?" their haunting track "Linger" continues to be heavily featured on Alt/Indie Rock radio stations across the world. Today I play my favorite tracks from their final Album appropriately titled "In the End" released in April of 2019, following the death of their lead singer Delores O'Riordan.
Classic Black Voices Matter Forever: Diana Ross and the Supremes - "Keep Me Hanging On", James Brown - "The Payback", The Jones Girls - "You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else", Sly and the Family Stone - "If You Want Me To Stay", TLC - "Digg'n on You", Stevie Wonder - "As"
SCHOOL FOR BARBARIANS: TV on the Radio - "Wolf like me", Rise Against - "The First Drop" & "Life Less Frightening", Sisters of Mercy - "Lucretia My Reflection", Brooke Candy - "Changes", Amy Winehouse - "Back to Black", AFI - "Miss Murder" & "Bleed Black", Iggy Pop and the Stoogies - "I got a right", G.B.H. - "Diplomatic Immunity", Fiona Apple - "Criminal", Velvet Underground and Nico - "All Tomorrow’s Parties”
ALTERNATIVE COVERS -
The Day Begins by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Gloria by Patti Smith (Live) & Them, Norwegian Wood by Cornershop & The Beatles, Sweet Jane by Cowboy Junkies & Lou Reed (Live), Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Chromatics, Nothing Compares to You by Sinead O Connor, HURT by Johnny Cash, Hallelujah by John Cale, Jealous Guy by Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music
Alternative Anthems . . . the soundtrack of your emotional life. Peter Gabriel - "Games without Frontiers", Oasis - "Wonderwall", Richard Durand - "There is Hope", Badly Drawn Boy - "Something to Talk About", Red Hot Silly Peppers. . . I mean Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Snow", Metric - "Help I'm Alive", Florence and the Machine - "Drumming Song (live)", Smithereens - "Behind the Wall of Sleep", ChoA & Iron - "Don't Be Shy", Peter Murphy - "Cuts You Up", Chameleons - "Second Skin"
Today's "Alternative, Soulful & Righteous" songs include:
Bonzai - “2B1”, Jessie Ware - “Who says No to love", TLC - "Creep", Linda Perry - "Fruitloop Daydream",
Stacy Barthe - "Flawed Beautiful Creatures", Macy Gray - "I try", Whitney Houston - "I’m Your baby", Mahalia Jackson - "I’m going to live the life that I sing about in my songs",
Aretha Franklin - "Save me" "Think" and "I Say A Little Prayer", Rihanna - "America Oxygen", Asa - "Bimpe", Grace Jones - "La Vie en Rose"
Lil Nas X sings "Old Country Road." Gaelynn Lea give us "Someday We'll Linger In the Sun" and "Parting Glass." Tyler Childers offers "White House Road" and "House Fire." Also joining today's show are Fairport Convention, Ralph Stanley, Johnny Cash other respected American Root's Artists.
Music by . . . The Cowsills (Hair), Fleetwood Mac (Tusk), Haddaway (What Is Love), Madness (Our House), Madonna (Holiday), ABC (The Look of Love), Electric Light Orchestra (Mr Blue Sky, Turn to Stone, 10538 Overture), Eagle Eye Cherry (Save Tonight), Edwyn Collins (A Girl Like You) and Eric Clapton (Layla). Guilty Pleasures? Hells Yeah . . For The Love of God . . . Get these songs . . . OUT OF MY HEAD . . . ! ! !
This is essentially a rerelease of the first Deep Forest Album supported by the addition of club remixes. It is a wonderfully skillful blend of voices from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Solomon Islands and Burundi . . . married with electronica melodies, chants and lullabies as produced by Eric Mouquet and Michel Sanchez. The voices of the Efe people are predominately featured. "Deep Forest" is one of my favorite World Music albums from the 1990's.
"Adore" by Smashing Pumpkins is a controversial album. Coming after the success of two highly regarded efforts ("Siamese Dreams" and "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness"), it marked a shift into alternative electronica. The mood is dark as befits a band buffeted by divorce, drug addition and line up changes. It is also one of my very favorite Smashing Pumpkins efforts. With heavy musical textures . . . and a heart breaking libretto . . . it is not to be missed.
Velvet Underground Alumni John Cale dazzles with this requiem for the dead of the Falklands War. Alternative Classical with a Dylan Thomas Libretto ? Yeah. Got it here. "Words for the Dying" is de rigueur for the Living.
There are many great bands from the 1970's. Unfortunately a lot of their songs are over played. Check out lesser known but sensation tracks from Graham Nash & David Crosby, T Rex, The Rolling Stones, Brian Ferry, Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens, The Clash, The Dead Boys, David Bowie, Dolly Parton, Brian Eno and Blue Oyster Cult.
Toro y Moi dropped his latest release "Outer Peace" on Jan 18, 2019. We play it in its entirety this afternoon. In addition we feature tracks from the Toro y Moi albums 'What For' (released in 2015) and 'Causers of This' (released in 2015).
Melancholy alternative songs for a cold & snowy Ohio Sunday. Go back to bed with some hot chocolate and this podcast. Stay there till spring.
Pearl Jam - Jeremy (Live Version), Lana Del Ray - Music to Watch Boys By, Layla - Smokestack, LimpBizKit - Home Sweet Home / Bittersweet Symphony, Lynyrd Skynyrd - That Smell, Lissie - Bad Romance, MGMT - Electric Feel, Michael Andrews and Gary Jules - Mad World, New Order - Age of Consent, Nick Cave - Jubilee Street, Paul Cole - Where have all the Cowboys gone ?
Great alternative bands exist all around the world. The Carsick Cars are from China but their sound would be equally at home on the Lower East Side of Manhatten. They've opened for Sonic Youth in Prague and Vienna and also performed at "South by Southwest" (SXSW) in Austin Texas as well as the Modern Sky Festival in Beijing. "You Can Listen, You Can Talk" is their second album. Songs are in both English and Mandarin. Great stuff. Check it out.
"Kind of Blue" is generally recognized as one of greatest jazz albums of all time. Quadruple Platinum ? Not sure I can count that high. Listen to this sublime set as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb and Bill Evans experiment with modal Jazz.
Bad Religion - O come, o come Emmanuel, Bad Religion - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Bad Religion - What Child is This, Bad Religion - Angels we have heard on high, Bad Religion - American Jesus, Smash Mouth - Snoopy’s Christmas, Bankrupt - I want you to want me . . . for Christmas, Batfoot! - All I want for Christmas is you, Hoist the Colors - O Holy Night, Blink 182 - I won’t be home for Christmas
Ray Charles and Betty Carter - Baby It’s Cold Outside, Mary Wilson - All I want for Christmas is you, James Brown - Sweet Little Baby Boy, Darlene Love - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), Miles Davis and Friends - Blue Xmas, Ray Charles - The Christmas Song,
Tony Braxton and Babyface - Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Russian Emo Angst Electronica Ballads. Kinda like Grimes meets Bjork then Pussy Riot crashes the party. "Underground Fairy Tale" was released by IC3Peak on September 29, 2018. It is a must listen. Unless you are Czar Putin. Then you'll hate 'em.
"Once you felt the pain – you will feel it again.
I don’t cry over you.
Only cold can burn out tears on my face.
I wish I could never see . . .
What’s hidden ahead . . .
My heart is so heavy – I’m falling into abyss . . .
While it’s turning in stone from the inside . . .
I come from a Russian horror fairy tale.
It doesn’t matter where you’re from.
I am not afraid of daylight.
There is enough darkness here.
This world gives you everything you ask for.
But it takes it all away when you least expect."
Exactly what Fyodor Dostoevsky would have written had he played club dates in Russia in 2018 . . .
Indila brings wondrous Franco Alt Pop . . . and a great album from 2014 . . . entitled "Mini World." Youssoupha compliments her sound with French Hip Hop and an EP named "We Know Each Other." I guarantee the coolest coffee shops from Montreal to Paris are playing these tracks. How come you ain't listening ?
They Gayngs are an alternative "super group" collective that includes musicians from Bon Iver, Policia, The Rosebuds, Solid Gold, Doomtree, Megafaun, Marijuana Death Squads and Digitata. This afternoon we play their debut album, released in 2010, entitled "Relayted."
Paul McCartney's 17th solo album was released on September 7, 2018 and debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200. This afternoon we play "Egypt Station" in its entirety. It is an effort filled with quiet poetry and sublime melodies. I also like the cover art which is an original painting by the musician.
"The Dreams We Had As Children" was recorded at the Royal Albert Hall as a fundraiser for the British Teen Cancer Trust in 2007. It was released as a album in 2009 and contains many notable tracks from singer/songwriter Noel Gallagher. Included are acoustic versions of some of his most beloved songs from his days with Oasis. Hosting this afternoon's show are JP Marat and his newborn daughter Zoe.
The Outlaws "Green Grass and High Tides", Dixie Chicks "Wide open spaces", 38 Special "Caught up in you and "Hold on loosely", Dolly Parton "Jolene", Allman Brothers Band "Whipping Post", Carrie Underwood "Before he Cheats", Robbie Fulks "I’ll trade you money for wine" Neil Young "Cowgirl Jams and Ohio."
30 minute show. "Stomp" by Kirk Franklin & God's Property, "I'm going to live the life I sing about . . . in my songs" by Mahalia Jackson, "Mary don't you weep" by Arethea Franklin, "Poor Mississippi Boy" by The Canton Spirituals, "Death Have Mercy" by Vera Hall.
K pop, aka Korean Pop, encompasses many genres including, Pop music, Asian Alternative, Reggae, Electronica and Rap. Download this show and check out some of the biggest K Pop acts of 2018 . . . most of whom are known throughout the world . . . but not in the USA. Today's bands include: Girls Day, AOA (Ace of Angels), ChoA, Jimin, Girls Generation, Jeon So Yeon, Superbee and AKDong. What does the world know . . . that we don't ? . . . Actually a hell of a lot . . . including the inherent coolness of K Pop.
Zoe Marat Will Save the Planet . . . but not today because she's sleeping . . . dedicated to my newborn daughter . . .
"Sweet Child of Mine" by Guns and Roses as interpreted by the Vitamin String Quartet, "Games for Girls" by Say Lou Lou and Lindstrom, "Only One" by Kayne West (and Paul McCartney), "Just a Girl" by No Doubt, "Video Games by Lana Del Ray as interpreted by the Vitamin String Quartet, "Isn't She Lovely" and "As" by Stevie Wonder, "Sweet Child of Mind" as interpreted by Taken by Trees, "All the Pretty Girls" by Kaylo, "You Got It" by Roy Orbison
and "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" as interpreted by the Chromatics.
Claire Elise Boucher is the EDM musician, composer and producer also known as Grimes. Art Angels is perhaps her most impressive effort making many top 5 lists for Album of the year in 2015. Electric Dance Music . . . kinda infects your soul . . . and is definitely contagious . . .
This week we build on our theme of the "Beauty of Randomness." All bands on today's show begin with the letter "B" yet the overall set is very well balanced with performances by B.O.B, Bad Suns, Badly Drawn Boy (two songs), Bananarama, Bang Gang, Belle and Sebastian, Benjamin Clementine and Brian Jonestown Massacre. Beauty can be found everywhere . . . even with Bands whose names begin with "B" . . .
This weeks show is programmed entirely via artificial intelligence . . . also known as the "random music" button on my IPhone . . . with technology this advanced . . . can killer robots be far behind . . . ? Stephen Hawkins warns they may be on their way. This afternoons musicians include : U2, Iggy Pop, M83, Oasis, Lisa Loeb, HelloVenus, Chromatics, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Frank Ocean, the Four Tops, ELO and Foster the People. Yeah. Pretty Damn Cool.
Acoustic Masterpieces - Volume 1, “Lion’s Roar” - First Aid Kit “Blossom” - James Taylor and Carole King “So Far Away” - Carole King and James Taylor “Machine Gun Kelly” - James Taylor and Carole King “Up On The Roof” - Carole King and James Taylor “Cosmic Love” - Florence and the Machine “Drumming Song” - Florence and the Machine “Hurricane Drunk” - Florence and the Machine “Wayfaring Stranger” - Jack White “Am I Born to Die” - Tim Eriksen “Lady Margret” - Cassie Franklin “Idumea” - Sacred Harp Singers
This is the newly released soundtrack of a film directed by Daryl Hannah (yes That Daryl Hannah) for Netflix entitled "Paradox." Neil Young and Willie Nelson are at their best. Call it what you will. I call it Americana Roots Perfection.
Big Barking Dog Alternative Radio salutes Columbus Youth Boxing. Sincere thanks to the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department for all their good work in our community. This afternoon we offer interviews from the Barack Recreation Center intercut with musical conversations with the late, great Muhammad Ali. We also congratulate the 2018 Columbus Boxing Legends including: Tony Cupe, Bill Dynamite Douglas, William C. Hodge, John Johnson, Hilmer Kenty, Steven U. Scarver, Troy Speakman, John Summerall, Edward Williams, Lee Williams and Forest Winchester. Opening Track is "Ready for the Fight" by The Young Punx. Closing song is "Take Care of Business" by Nina Simone.
Come to Barack Recreation Center (580 East Woodrow Ave / off Parson's Avenue) on February 17, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm to meet/greet legendary Boxing Champions and also to watch 12 rounds of Boxing (all ages, girls/boys, women/men). Tickets are $10 adults / $5 kids. Proceeds go to supporting Barrack Recreation Center Boxing Room and Travel Team.
Today we celebrate the singular life of the enormously talented South African musician, vocalist and composer . . . Hugh Masekela. He is joined by friends Miriam Makeba, Letta Mbulu, the Zulus, Dianne Ross and the Supremes. Download. Share. Enjoy.
Happy Holidays to those of every religion . . . or no religion at all. This Christmas Eve we present "Handel's Messiah Parts 1 & 2" (including the Hallelujah Chorus). Stay warm, safe and happy . . . while remembering . . . and working to help . . . those who are not . . .
This week we celebrate songs from the Jewish, Christian and Islam traditions. Greeting and much respect to my colleagues and friends from Jewish Family Services, Muslim Family Services, CRIS Columbus Refugee and Immigration Services, Barrack Recreation Center and Marysville Reformatory for Women.
Songs of Love & Longing from Europe, Asia, Africa and the USA. This afternoon's musical artists include: Nelly Furtado, Nina Simone, AKDong, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Asa, APink, Say Lou Lou & Lindstrom, Jessie Ware, Kate Bush, Fiona Apple, Maude Maggart, GFriend, Dolly Parton.
French Actress and Singer Charlotte Gainesbourgh has just released one of my favorite albums of 2017. You've seen her films including Jane Eyre, Les Miserables, 21 Grams and Melancholia. Her latest collection of tracks, primarily in French, are lovely, innovative and artful. Is "Rest" the best album of the year ?
Sergei Prokofiev received a commission from the Moscow Children's Theatre in 1936 to write a symphony for children. The result was the globally renowned "Peter and the Wolf." This afternoon's show is narrated by David Bowie.
Today we proffer the first act of the English Language Opera "Nixon in China" written by John Adams (libretto by Alice Goodman). This opera tells the story of Richard Nixon's trip to China in 1972 which helped reverse decades of hostility between our two nations.
Later in the show we present "The Red Detachment of Women." This was the Chinese ballet/symphony/opera presented to Richard and Patricia Nixon during their visit. It tells the story of Wu, an oppressed female peasant who is beaten by her landlord and left for dead. Wu revives, escapes to the mountains and joins the "Red Detachment of Women" who return to overthrow the landlord and liberate her village.
As the situation on the Korean peninsula deteriorates, these works are presented in the hope that listeners will reflect upon the hardship caused by national antagonisms and promote relationships of mutual trust and benefit, particularly with those with whom we disagree.
This afternoon we offer a full hour of Puerto Rican Musicians including: Pirulo y la Tribu (New voice of PR Salsa), Daddy Yankee (Reggaeton Cool), Jennifer Lopez (PR Pop Princess), Vaya Con Dios (Big Ballads) and Tito Puente (Classic Salsa). Our thoughts are with the proud and undefeated people of Puerto Rico as they rebuild their island paradise in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Puerto Rico Rises !
Blues legend Willie Dixon presents his original tracks made famous by Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Gil Evans, Allman Brothers Band, The Doors and Cream.
"Back Door Man" ,
"The Seventh Son" ,
"I Ain’t Superstitious" ,
"You Shook Me" ,
"I’m Your Hoochie Cooche Man" ,
"Little Red Rooster" ,
"The Same Thing" ,
"Spoonful by Willie Dixon" ,
"Spoonful (Jazz Version by Gil Evans)" ,
Parisfal was the final (and some think the finest) Opera written by Richard Wagner. For many years it was only performed at the Bayreuth Festival Theatre in Bavaria. Both the opera and the composer are highly controversial. Check it out yourself and let me know what you think.
Seal (a.k.a. Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel) came onto the music scene in the 1980's. His first breakout album was released in 1991 and simply titled "Seal." Since then he's sold over 28 million records world wide. Tonight we offer many of his lesser known acoustic, live and soulful tracks. Some are rare versions of his most beloved songs. Others are artful covers of standard soul songs. Feel free to download copies of this podcast from WCRS or my personal website (www.BigBarkingDog.com).
SEAL - RARE, LIVE AND SOULFUL
“Prayer for the Dying”
“It’s a Man’s World”
“Life on Mars”
“I’m Still in Love with You”
“Let’s Stay Together”
“Kiss from a Rose”
Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly, Bill Evans and friends explore modal jazz in "Kind of Blue." This sublime composition from 1959 is widely recognized as one of the best selling, most respected Jazz albums of all time.
Arguably the best selling world music album of all time, "Buena Vista Social Club" reunites Cuba's most venerable musicians, many of whom were active in the 1930's, 40's and early 50's. This album was produced in 1996 in Cuba by Ry Cooder and inspired a film of the same name by Wim Wenders. I strongly encourage you to search Youtube for "Buena Vista Social Club." You'll discover a trove of excellent music videos. Download. Share. Repeat as needed.
CLASSICAL MARAT - ALTERNATIVE SETS - VOLUME 1
Layla - "Smokestacks"
The Black Keys - "Turn Blue"
Bleeding Dream - "Waking Rainbow"
Blondie - "Winter"
Blue Oyster Cult - "Don’t Fear The Reaper"
Brian Eno - "Here Come the Warm Jets"
Bob Mould - "I Don’t Know You Anymore"
Brian Johnstown Massacre - "If Love Is the Drug"
Chromatics - "In Films"
Claire - "Broken Promise Lands"
Cocteau Twins - "Iceblink Luck"
Crystal Castles - "CrimeWave"
This week we offer the soundtrack from the 1938 film entitled "Alexander Nevsky" directed by Sergei Eisenstein and scored by Sergei Prokofiev. This brilliant composition marries soaring choral with a deeply emotive orchestration. The film tells the story of a 13th Century invasion of Russia by the Teutonic Knights and their subsequent defeat by Prince Alexander Nevsky. In actual fact . . . coming immediately before WWII . . . it presages the Nazi Invasion of the Soviet Union and their subsequent rout.
Acoustic Masterpieces - Volume 1,
“Lion’s Roar” - First Aid Kit
“Blossom” - James Taylor and Carole King
“So Far Away” - Carole King and James Taylor
“Machine Gun Kelly” - James Taylor and Carole King
“Up On The Roof” - Carole King and James Taylor
“Cosmic Love” - Florence and the Machine
“Drumming Song” - Florence and the Machine
“Hurricane Drunk” - Florence and the Machine
“Wayfaring Stranger” - Jack White
“Am I Born to Die” - Tim Eriksen
“Lady Margret” - Cassie Franklin
“Idumea” - Sacred Harp Singers
Legendary Jazz from the late 1950's and 1960. This show features Blossom Dearie and the Dave Brubeck Quartet (with Paul Desmond). We play the entire "Time Out" album including the iconic jazz piece "Take Five." Share the link. Download. Enjoy.
SOULFUL SONGS - Volume 1
"Midnight Train to Georgia" - by Gladys Night and the Pips
"I Try" - Macy Gray
"I Say a Little Prayer" - Aretha Franklin
"Sarah Smile" - Hall and Oates
"She’s Gone"- Hall and Oates
"One of a Kind Love Affair" - The Spinners
"When a Man Loves a Woman" - Percy Sledge
"Destination Anywhere" - The Commitments Soundtrack
"A Change is Gonna Come" - Sam Cook
"Just the Two of Us" - Bill Withers
"Lovely Day" - Bill Withers
"Tupelo Honey" - Van Morrison
Con Te Partiro” - Time to Say Goodbye - Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli,
Skylark - KD Lang,
Then I heard a Bachelor’s Cry - Benjamin Clementine,
Just the Two of Us - Bill Withers,
Lovely Day - Bill Withers,
They Say It’s Spring - Blossom Dearie,
Joga - Bjork,
Vaporize - Broken Bells,
December - Collective Soul,
Come Undone - Duran Duran,
Mandrake Handshake - The Brian Jonestown Massacre,
Mozart - selection from Requiem in D Minor
Big Barking Dog Alternative Radio is changing formats from Alt/Indie to Classic, Opera, Jazz and World Music. Tonight we are pleased to present "Requiem in D Minor" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This was his final composition before he died on Dec 5, 1791 at the age of 35. Download the podcast free of charge. Share the link with your friends.