Apr 30, 2011

Pick of the season

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Is it the end of season 5 or the start of season 6? Who knows? And frankly, who cares? Here's a selections of tunes that I didn't manage to squeeze into the last season of TUWSJ and some great tracks that have been on repeat in Johns Towers of late. Some particular favourites are "Falling in Love" by the American Spring, a version of "Lady" by Dennis Wilson, and one of many renditions of the haunting "Midnight Special" by Leadbelly, recorded by John and Alan Lomax.
  1. Ghost Rider, Suicide, Suicide, 1977, Red Star
  2. Baby You're My Hearts Desire, Billy Joe Royal, 7", 1966, Columbia
  3. One More Night, Can, Ege Bamyasi, 1972, United Artists
  4. Falling In Love, American Spring, It's Not That Bad, 1973, Columbia
  5. Title Theme from Joe 90, The Barry Gray Orchestra, , 1968,
  6. Never Stop, Echo & The Bunnymen, 7", 1983, Korova
  7. The Perfect Me, Deerhoof, Friend Opportunity, 2007, Kill Rock Stars
  8. Been There All The Time, Dinosaur Jr, Beyond, 2007, Blast First
  9. Bedazzled, Peter Cook, Bedazzled (OST), 1968, London
  10. Requiem pour un con, Serge Gainsbourg, Initials B.B., , Philips
  11. All or Nothing, The Small Faces, From the Beginning, 1967, Immediate
  12. Get Carter, Roy Budd (OST), Get Carter, 1971,
  13. Going All The Way, The Squires, 7", 1966, Atco
  14. I'm Five Years Ahead Of My Time, The Third Bardo, 7", 1967, Roulette
  15. The Trip, Kim Fowley, 7", 1966, Corby
  16. Midnight Special, Leadbelly, Classic Railroad Songs from Smithsonian Folkways, 2006, Folkways
  17. Moonlight, Music and You, Laura Greene, 7", RCA Victor

Apr 16, 2011

Dream boy

L.F.W. Johns

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This week's programme is dedicated to the arrival of Leander Francis Westren Johns, our son.
  1. Comes a Time, Neil Young, Comes a Time, 1979, Reprise
  2. Baby You Got It, Clyde McPhatter, 7", ,
  3. Here Comes Sunshine, The Grateful Dead, Wake of the Flood, 1973, Warner
  4. Delivery Date, Alan Hawkshaw, The Big Beat, 1969, KPM
  5. The Birth, Edgar Broughton Band, Edgar Broughton Band, 1971, Harvest
  6. Pushin' Too Hard, The Seeds, The Seeds, 1966, GNP
  7. S.F. Sorrow Is Born, The Pretty Things, S.F. Sorrow Is Born, 1968, Columbia
  8. Metal Baby, Teenage Fanclub, Bandwagonesque, 1991, Creation
  9. Boy Child, Scott Walker, Scott 4, 1969, Phillips
  10. Aries: The Fire, The Zodiac, Cosmic Sounds, 1967, Elektra
  11. Baby, Os Mutantes, Os Mutantes, 1968, Polydor
  12. Dream Boy, Jackie DeShannon, 7", 1965,
  13. I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby, Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, The Spotlight Kid, 1971, Reprise
  14. Dream Baby Dream, Suicide, The Second Album, 1980, ZE
  15. Wasn't Born To Follow, The Byrds, The Notorious Byrd Brothers, 1968, Columbia
  16. Baby You're My Hearts Desire, Billy Joe Royal, 7", 1966, Columbia

Apr 9, 2011

Partying, partying. Yeah!

She, she, she so excited
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Oh no I didn't. Oh yes I did. This programme is in response to the Internet meme that is the charming Rebecca Black's magnum opus "Friday." Putting this play list together was easy, getting that fucking song out of my mind is impossible. And what's up with that aging rapper in the video?
  1. it's Monday Morning, Lee Hazelwood, 1971, Requiem for an Almost Lady, Smells Like
  2. Monday Morning , Strange Days, 1975, 9 Parts To The Wind, Retreat
  3. Ruby Tuesday, The Rolling Stones, 1967, Flowers, Decca
  4. Tuesday Heartbreak, Stevie Wonder, 1972, Talking Book, Motown
  5. Wednesday Week, Costello, Elvis & the Attractions, 1978, Armed Forces, Radar
  6. Blue Wednesday Speaks, Abstract Truth, 1971, Totum,
  7. Sunshine Thursday, The Laurels, 1969, 7", RCA
  8. Jersey Thursday, Donovan, 1965, Fairytale, Pye
  9. Friday On My Mind, The Easybeats, 1966, Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire And Beyond, Liberty
  10. Friday Night, Dennis Wilson, 1977, Pacific Ocean Blue, Caribou
  11. One More Night, Can, 1972, Ege Bamyasi, United Artists
  12. Saturday Sun, Nick Drake, 1969, Five Leaves Left, Island
  13. Sunday Papers, Joe Jackson, 1979, Look Sharp!, A&M
  14. Sunday Morning Coming Down, Kris Kristopfferson, 1970, Kristofferson, Monument
  15. Scratch the Surface, The Week That Was, 2008, The Week That Was, Memphis Industries