Jul 28, 2012

Sinners and Saints

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The key words for this week's programme are sinners and saints – songs of redemption and falling from grace, kinda.
  1. Saint Patrick's Hymn    John Fahey    The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death    Tacoma    1965
  2. Big Bad World    Cathy Saint    7"    Daisy   
  3. Sinner Not A Saint    Trini Lopez            1964
  4. Pin Up Your Sins (And Go to the Devil)    Ella Fitzgerald    78 rpm    Decca    1938
  5. Sinner Boy    Rory Gallagher    Rory Gallagher    Chrysalis    1971
  6. Sin City    ACDC    Powerage    Atlantic    1978
  7. St. Vitus Dance    Black Sabbath    Vol.4    Vertigo    1972
  8. This Perfect Day    The Saints    7"    Harvest    1977
  9. Angels and Devils    Echo & The Bunnymen    Ocean Rain    Korova    1984
  10. The Belles of Saint Andrew    Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd     Bordeaux    Darla    2011
  11. The Saint    Edwin Astley    TV Themes    Theme   
  12. Over The Hills    Saint Steven     Animal Hall    Probe    1969
  13. Pioneer Saint Of Death    Bloomsbury People         MGM    1970
  14. St. Elmo's Fire    Brian Eno    Another Green World    Island    1975
  15. Saint to Sinner    Loretta Lynn    Don't Come Home A Drinking (With Lovin' on Your Mind)        1967
  16. Sin City    The Flying Burrito Brothers    The Gilded Palace Of Sin    A&M    1969
  17. Saint Simon    The Shins    Chutes Too Narrow    Interscope    2003

Jul 21, 2012

Dream On

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Ramadan has begun and so have the notorious drummers, who wake you up 2am and then want money for the privilege. So, this week's show is about reaming, something I shan't be doing for the next few weeks. We kick off with Cher's second bid for fame under the guise of Cherily, take another listen to the breathtaking Dream Boy by Jackie DeShannon, dip our toes into some non-psychedelia via the full version of dream Baby Dream then wind up on a pop tip with Empire of the Sun.
  1. Dream Baby    Cherilyn    7"    Imperial    1964
  2. Dream Boy    Jackie DeShannon    7"        1965
  3. Dreaming    Blondie    Eat to the Beat    Chrysalis    1979
  4. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams    Nico    Chelsea Girl    Verve    1968
  5. Walking Through My Dreams    The Pretty Things    S.F. Sorrow Is Born    Columbia    1968
  6. A Dream For Julie    Kaleidoscope    7"    Fontana    1967
  7. Sad Dream    Eden Rose    On the Way to Eden    Katema    1969
  8. Dream Lover    Big Star    Third    Ardent    1974
  9. DCT Dreams    Nick Nicely    7"    Ariola    1980
  10. Dream Baby Dream    Suicide    The Second Album    ZE    1980
  11. Dreamer    Supertramp    Crime Of The Century    A&M    1975
  12. Dreamer    Dennis Wilson    Pacific Ocean Blue    Caribou    1977
  13. Each Dream Is An Example    Gastr Del Sol    Camoufleur    Drag City    1998
  14. Walking On A Dream    Empire Of The Sun    Walking On A Dream    EMI    2008

Jul 14, 2012

Kings of pop

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This week, we're listening to songs that reference the word king. We begin with an Afro triple bill featuring the chilling Crawlin' king snake by John Lee Hooker, a prog double triple bill that of course contains House of the King by Focus, then we go pop and finish on Freddie King's glorious Going Down.
  1. Crawlin' King Snake    John Lee Hooker    I'm John Lee Hooker    Vee-Jay    1959
  2. King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown    Augustus Pablo    King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown    Clocktower    1975
  3. Hail The King    Wali & The Afro Caravan    Africafunk - Volume 1        1999
  4. House of the King    Focus    In and Out of Focus    Polydor    1970
  5. King Of Hearts    Black Widow    Black Widow    CBS    1971
  6. Flower King of Flies    The Nice        Immediate    1967
  7. The Court Of The Crimson King Including The Return Of The Fire Witch And The Dance Of The Puppets    King Crimson    In The Court Of The Crimson King    Island    1969
  8. Speed King    Deep purple    Deep Purple In Rock    EMI    1970
  9. The King is in the Counting House    The Electric Prunes    I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night    Reprise    1967
  10. King in a Catholic Style    China Crisis    Flaunt The Imperfection    Virgin    1985
  11. King for a Day    XTC    Oranges & Lemons    Virgin    1989
  12. King's Lead Hat    Brian Eno    Before and after Science    Island    1977
  13. King of Carrot Flowers Part 2 & 3    Neutral Milk Hotel    In the Aeroplane Over the Sea        1998
  14. Going Down    Freddie King    Getting Ready    Shelter    1971

Jul 7, 2012

Cards on the table

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We got a whole lotta money ready to burn, so let's raise them stakes up high as we take a listen to 55 minutes of music about cards and gambling (and not a Kenny Rogers song in sight). We open the programme with a Las Vegas triple bill, then the rest speaks for itself.
  1. Las Vegas    Gram Parsons    Grievous Angel    1973    Reprise
  2. Viva Las Vegas    Dead Kennedys    Plastic Surgery Disasters    1982    Alternative Tentacles
  3. Do it Again    Steely Dan    Can't Buy A Thrill    1972    ABC
  4. Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold    Townes Van Zandt    Live At The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas    1977    Tomato
  5. Tumbling Dice    Linda Ronstadt    Simple Dreams    1977    Asylum
  6. The Joker Went Wild    Brian Hyland    7"    1966   
  7. The House Of The Rising Sun    The Animals    7"    1964    Columbia Graphophone
  8. Jack O'Diamonds    Fairport Convention    Fairport Convention    1968    Island
  9. Dealer    Traffic    Mr. Fantasy    1967    Island
  10. The Stranger Song    Leonard Cohen    Songs Of Leonard Cohen    1967    Columbia
  11. The Card Cheat    The Clash    London Calling    1979    CBS
  12. Cards on the Table    The Diplomats    7"    1963    Arock
  13. Solitaire    The Carpenters    7"    2002    A&M
  14. Ace of spades    Motorhead    Ace Of Spades    1979    Bronze