Dec 27, 2014

Triple Xmas

Christmas comes but once a year at TUWSJ. Which is good because it means you've forgotten that I played most of these songs last year too.
  1. Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis     Tom Waits      Blue Valentine           Asylum           1978
  2. Jingle Bells     Booker T & The MGs 7"        Stax     1991
  3. Soulful Christmas      James Brown                        
  4. Jesus   The Velvet Underground     The Velvet Underground     Verve  1969
  5. Jesus Christ    Big Star           Third  Ardent            1974
  6. In the Hot Sun of a Christmas Day  Caetano Veloso          A Little More Blue     Philips            1971
  7. Jesus Meu Rei            Marcos Valle  Garra  EMI     1971
  8. Christmas Eve Is Coming, Anna       Norman Blake            Meeting On Southern Soil    Red House      2002
  9. That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!         Sufjan Stevens           Songs for Christmas  Asthmatic Kitty          2006
  10. No Xmas for John Quays      The Fall          Live At The Witch Trials       Step Forward 1978
  11. Just Like Christmas   Low     Christmas       Kranky           1999
  12. No Christmas While I'm Talking      The Walkmen            Bows and Arrows      Record Collection      2004
  13. Christmas Bop           Marc Bolan & T. Rex  Messing with the Mystic (Unissued Songs 1972-1977)  Fly       1975
  14. Listen, The Snow Is Falling   Galaxie 500    This Is Our Music      Rough Trade  1990
  15. No More Christams Blues     The Vacant Lots                                
  16. Father Christmas      The Kinks       7"        Arista  1977

Nov 29, 2014

TV Repeats

We watch channel zero.
  1. Man On Box   Audience        Audience        Polydor           1969
  2. T.V. Eye           The Stooges   Fun House      Elektra            1970
  3. I've Got My Car And My TV  Faust   So Far Polydor           1972
  4. Television Screen      Radiators From Space           TV Tube Heart                       1977
  5. See No Evil     Television       Marquee Moon          Elektra            1977
  6. Television Sect           Sods    Television Sect/Military Madness 7"                      1978
  7. Where's Bill Grundy now?   Television Personalities        Where's Bill Grundy now? EP          Kings Road     1978
  8. Television Girl            Atlantics         Big City Rock  ABC     1979
  9. Sleeping With the Television On     Billy Joel         Glass Houses              1980
  10. TV Set The Cramps   Songs the Lord Taught Us    Illegal  1980
  11. TV Party         Black Flag       Damaged        SST      1981
  12. MTV Get Off The Air Dead Kennedys         Frankenchrist            Alternative Tentacles            1985
  13. Television Man          Talking Heads            Little Creatures         Sire     1985
  14. She Watch Channel Zero      Public Enemy            It Takes A Nation Of Millions           RQF-DMC       1988
  15. Kill Your Television   Ned's Atomic Dustbin           God Fodder    Columbia        1991
  16. Television rules the nation  Daft Punk       Human after all         Virgin  2005
  17. Antichrist Television Blues   Arcade Fire    Neon Bible     Merge 2007

Nov 1, 2014


Jack the Bruce

My favourite bass players and moments of bass guitar this week in celebration of the life of Jack Bruce, who died this week aged 71.

  1. My Generation The Who The Who Sings My Generation Brunswick 1999
  2. Zig Zag Wanderer Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Safe As Milk Buddah 1967
  3. Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep Middle Of The Road Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep 7" 1971
  4. Beyond And Before Yes Yes Atlantic 1969
  5. Birdman: The Workshop  McDonald & Giles  McDonald & Giles Island 1970
  6. Gesolreut  Soft Machine 6 CBS 1973
  7. Why Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band Apple
  8. One More Night Can Ege Bamyasi United Artitsts 1972
  9. Why Can't I Touch It? Buzzcocks Singles Going Steady United Artists 1979
  10. This Charming Man The Smiths The Smiths Rough Trade 1984
  11. Freak Scene Dinosaur Jr Bug SST 2005
  12. Apostrophe Frank Zappa Apostrophe Discreet 1974

Aug 30, 2014

Across the great divide

Mrs Johns is swimming the Dardanelles. Here's a play list about crossing the divide.

  1. Across Coffee World, Above Honda TSU!
  2. Over The Mountain, Across The Sea Johnny & Joe Hoochie Coochie Man: The Chess Story Chess 1957
  3. Break On Through (To The Other Side) The Doors The Doors Elektra 1967
  4. Crosstown Traffic Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland Track 1968
  5. Across the great divide The Band The Band Capitol 1969
  6. Crossroads Of The Stepping Stones Elephants Memory Songs From Midnight Cowboy Plus... United Artists 1969
  7. At The Crossroads Mott The Hoople Mott The Hoople (Remaster Version) Island 1969
  8. Jesus Was A Cross Maker Judee Sill Judee Sill Asylum 1971
  9. Cross the Tracks Maceo & the Macks 7" People 1975
  10. Crossroads The Snivelling Shits I Can't Come 1977
  11. Take Me To The Other Side Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription Fire 1987
  12. 'cross The Breeze Sonic Youth Daydream Nation Enigma/Blast First 1988
  13. Across The Wire Calexico Feast Of Wire Quarterstick 2003
  14. King's Crossing Elliott Smith From A Basement On The Hill Domino 2004

Aug 13, 2014


Chief Cardiac Tim Smith

We pay tribute to musical Tims this week after Mr Tim Hallam of Istanbul lent a helping hand to yours truly to make sure that classic rock on TUWSJ keeps on rocking.
  1. Tomorrow Never Knows The Beatles Revolver Parlophone 1966
  2. Don't Make Promises Tim Hardin Tim Hardin 1 Verve 1966
  3. Timothy gone Margo Guryan Take A Picture Oglio 1968
  4. Tiptoe Through the Tulips With Me Tiny Tim God Bless Tiny Tim Reprise 1968
  5. That's Evil Cactus Restrictions Atco 1971
  6. Downtown Ash Ra Tempel Seven Up Ohr 1973
  7. Dolphins Tim Buckley Once I Was Discreet 1973
  8. Fireball Ducks Deluxe Fireball 7" RCA 1974
  9. Master Builder Gong You Virgin 1974
  10. Bittern Storm Over Ulm Henry Cow Unrest Virgin 1974
  11. The Modern Dance Pere Ubu The Modern Dance Blank Records 1978
  12. Motorway City Hawkwind Levitation Bronze 1979
  13. The whole world window Cardiacs A Little Man and a House and the Whole World Window Alphabet Business Concern 1988
  14. Kung Fu Ash 1977 Infectious 1995
  15. Vonal Declosion Stereolab Margarine Eclipse Elektra 2004

Aug 2, 2014

Back in the Water


Another deluge in Istanbul and so another playlist about water. We start off with a mystery single by a band called Hot Water. Any info on this single would be greatly appreciated.
  1. Reaction    Hot Water           
  2. Too Many Fish In The Sea    The Marveltettes    7"    Tamla    1964
  3. Black Waterside    Bert Jansch    Jack Orion    Transatlantic    1966
  4. Wade in the Water    Ramsey Lewis Trio            1966
  5. Wade In The Water    Marlena Shaw    Anthology        1966
  6. Day At The Seaside    John Renbourn    Another Monday    Transatlantic    1966
  7. He Went Down To The Sea    Monks    Black Monk Time    Polydor    1966
  8. Deep Water    The Beau Brummels    Bradley's Barn    Warner    1968
  9. By The Sea    Wendy & Bonnie    Genesis        1969
  10. The Sea Captain    Sandy Denny    The North Star Grassman and The Ravens        1971
  11. Aristocracy    Caravan    Waterloo Lily     Decca    1972
  12. Misty Water    The Kinks    The Great Lost Kinks Album    Pye    1973
  13. Pacific Ocean Blues    Dennis Wilson    Pacific Ocean Blue    Caribou    1977
  14. Seven Seas    Echo & The Bunnymen    Ocean Rain    Korova    1984
  15. So Hot (Wash Away All Of My Tears)    Spacemen 3    Playing With Fire    Fire    1989
  16. Ain't No Water In The Well    Hüsker Dü    The Living End        1994
  17. The Diamond Sea    Sonic Youth    Washing Machine    SST    1995
  18. The Daughter Brings the Water    Swans    The Seer    Young Gods    2012

Jul 5, 2014


It's my birthday, so I'm out carousing. If you can't join me, here's what's going on inside my head.
  1. There's a Ghost in My House 1967 R. Dean Taylor There's a Ghost in My House Motown
  2. Send Me A Postcard 1968 Shocking Blue 7" Pink Elephant
  3. Time Is Tight 1968 Booker T & The MG's Up Tight Stax
  4. Magic Potion 1969 The Open Mind The Open Mind 60s
  5. Light Flight 1969 Pentangle Basket Of Light Transatlantic
  6. The Witch 1970 The Rattles 7" Star Club
  7. Lady 1970 Dennis Wilson & Rumbo 7" Stateside
  8. Down on the Street 1970 The Stooges Fun House Elektra
  9. Grooving With Mr Bloe 1970 Mr Bloe 7" DJM
  10. Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep 1971 Middle Of The Road Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep 7"
  11. Feel 1972 Big Star #1 Record Ardent
  12. You'll have to go sideways 1980 The Soft Boys Underwater Moonlight
  13. Everyday is Like Sunday 1990 Morrissey Bona Drag RCA
  14. 1952 Vincent Black Lightning 1991 Richard Thompson Rumor And Sigh Capitol
  15. Freak Scene 2005 Dinosaur Jr Bug SST
  16. Superspace Quickspace Supersport Kitty Yo
  17. Middle Of The Road 1992 Denim Middle Of The Road Boy's Own

Jun 28, 2014


We take the theme of yellow this week. Unfortunately, after loosing a bet with Mrs Johns about the release date of the despicable Yellow by the despicable Coldplay, the forfeit was to actually play the song. You may turn off before it comes on.
  1. Yellow Bird Davy Graham The Guitar Player Pye 1963
  2. Yellow Walls Jackson C Frank Jackson C Frank Columbia 1965
  3. Mellow Yellow Donovan Mellow Yellow Epic 1966
  4. Big Yellow Taxi Joni Mitchell Ladies of the Canyon Reprise 1970
  5. Yellow Brick Road Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Safe As Milk Buddah 1967
  6. Don't Eat the Yellow Snow Frank Zappa Apostrophe Diskreet 1974
  7. Tong Poo Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra Alfa 1978
  8. Bostich Yello Solid Pleasure Ralph 1980
  9. My Hands Are Yellow (From the Job That I Do) The Del-Byzanteens Girl's Imagination 12" DFOTM 1981
  10. Why Am I So Short? Soft Machine The Soft Machine ABC/Probe 1968
  11. Entangled Yellow Moon Band Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World Static Caravan 2009
  12. Water Door Yellow Gate Ghost In Stormy Nights Drag City 2007
  13. Melon Yellow Slowdive Souvlaki Track 9 1994
  14. Fiery Yellow Stereolab Mars Audiac Quintet Elektra 1994
  15. Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt Yellowman Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt Greensleeves 1984
  16. Yellow Coldplay Parachutes EMI   2000

Jun 23, 2014

Gerry Goffin

Carole King and Gerry Goffin

We pay tribute to a giant in the world of teen pop song writing, Gerry Goffin, who pass this week aged 75.
  1. Will You Love Me Tomorrow?    The Shirelles    Will You Love Me Tomorrow? 7"    1960    Scepter
  2. Heaven Is Being With You    Jackie DeShannon    Heaven Is Being With You 7"    1961    Liberty
  3. It Might As Well Rain Until September    Carole King    It Might As Well Rain Until September 7"    1962    Dimension
  4. He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)    The Crystals    He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss) 7"    1962    Philles
  5. Don't Bring Me Down    The Animals    Don't Bring Me Down 7"    1966    Decca/MGM
  6. Yours Until Tomorrow    Dee Dee Warwick    Yours Until Tomorrow n7"    1966   
  7. Goin' Back    Dusty Springfield    Goin' Back 7"    1966    Phiips
  8. I Can't Make It Alone    P.J. Proby        1966   
  9. A Man Without A Dream    The Righteous Brothers        1966   
  10. I Don't Have Any Summer Romance    Satisfactions    Yes Sir That's My Baby    1966    Sunset Sound
  11. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman    Aretha Franklin    (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman 7"    1967    Atlantic
  12. Wasn't Born To Follow    The Byrds    The Notorious Byrd Brothers    1968    CBS
  13. That Old Sweet Roll    The City    Now That Everything's Been Said    1968   
  14. Porpoise Song    The Monkees    Head    1968    Colgems
  15. In And Out Of The Shadows    Dion    Born To Be With You    1975    Phil Spector Records
  16. Pleasant Valley Sunday    The Wedding Present    The Hit Parade    1992    RCA

Jun 14, 2014

Flags, war and Justice


Three news events this week to cram in. The taking down of a flag in Lice, the jailing of peaceful protestors and the new war in Iraq. 
  1. Don't Dictate     Penetration    Moving Targets    Virgin    1978
  2. Pink Flag    Wire    Pink Flag    Harvest    1977
  3. Ashes of American Flags    Wilco    Yankee Hotel Foxtrot    Nonesuch    2002
  4. My War    Black Flag    My War    SST    1984
  5. Shot down    The Sonics    7"    Etiquette    1965
  6. Running Gun Blues    David Bowie    The Man Who Sold The World    RCA    1972
  7. Isis    Bob Dylan    Desire    Columbia   
  8. Challenge And Battle    Harry Betts    Black Mama, White Mama        1972
  9. Song for a Warrior (feat. Karen O)    Swans    The Seer    Young Gods    2012
  10. Run    Spiritualized    Lazer Guided Melodies    Dedicated    1992
  11. The Prisoner    Ron Grainer    Circus Days Vol. 3 (CD)        1968
  12. Oswald Defence Lawyer    The Fall    The Frenz Experiment        1988
  13. Life in Prison    The Byrds    Sweetheart of the Rodeo        1997
  14. Distant Hills (theme to Crown Court)    Simon Park Orchestra     

Jun 7, 2014

And the Band

The Magic Band

The theme this week is two-part band names with leaders who get all the credit.
  1. Can't You Hear My Heartbeat?    Goldie & The Gingerbreads    7"    Decca    1965
  2. Steppin' Out    Paul Revere & The Raiders    Steppin' Out 7"    Columbia    1965
  3. You've Got A Habit Of Leaving    Davy Jones & The Lower Third    7"    Parlophone    1965
  4. Breakout    Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels    7"    DynoVoice    1966
  5. Journey To Tyme    Kenny & The Kasuals    Journey To Tyme 7"    United Artists    1966
  6. The New Religion    Jimmy James & The Vagabonds    The New Religion, Marble Arch    1966
  7. What Shall I Do    Frankie & The Classicals    I Only Have Eyes For You 7"    Calla    1966
  8. Can't Satisfy    Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions    7"    ABC    1966
  9. (I'm a) Roadrunner    Jr Walker & The Allstars    7"    Motown    1966
  10. The Philly Freeze    Alvin Cash & The Crawlers    Soul    Eric    1966
  11. Right Track    Billy Butler & the Enchanters    7"    Okeh    
  12. Panic    Reparata & The Delrons    Panic 7"    Mala    1968
  13. Shape Of Things To Come    Max Frost & The Troopers    Shape Of Things To Come 7"    Tower    1968
  14. Stop Sign    Mel Wynn & The Rhythm Aces    Stop Sign 7"    Wand    1969
  15. Just Plain Funk    James Polk & The Brothers    7"    Twink    1969
  16. There's Gonna Be A Showdown    Archie Bell & The Drells    There's Gonna Be A Showdown    Atlantic    1969
  17. Funky Penguin    Dennis Lee & The Notables    Funky Music Machine    Jenmark    
  18. Breakin' Down The Walls Of Heartache    Johhny Johnson & The Bandwagon    Northern Soul All-Nighter    Direction    1975
  19. Diddy Wah Diddy    Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band    A&M Sessions    A&M    1984

May 31, 2014

Gezi birthday

In memory of those who lost their lives trying to protect this patch of grass.
  1. In the Park The Fall Grotesque (After the Gramme) Rough Trade 1980
  2. Tears Of Rage Gene Clark White Light A&M 1971
  3. Street Fighting Man The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet Decca 1968
  4. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Gil Scott-Heron The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Flying Dutchman RCA 1974
  5. Policeman (Mono) Caravan Caravan Verve 1969
  6. Smoke On The Water Deep Purple Machine Head EMI 1972
  7. Rubber Bullets 10CC 10CC Mercury 1973
  8. Don't Cry No Tears Neil Young Zuma Reprise 1975
  9. Teen Age Riot Sonic Youth Daydream Nation SST 1988
  10. Riot Dead Kennedys Plastic Surgery Disasters Alternative Tentacles 1982
  11. Bloody Revolutions Crass 7" Crass 1980
  12. Winning a Battle, Losing the War Minizza Music For Girls Brocoli 2005

May 25, 2014

On the Streets

Music from the streets this week. 
  1. Positively Fourth Street Bob Dylan 7" Columbia 1965
  2. Street People Bobby Charles Bobby Charles Bearsville 1972
  3. Dark End Of The Street The Flying Burrito Brothers The Gilded Palace Of Sin A&M 1969
  4. Streets Of Baltimore Gram Parsons G.P. A&M 1973
  5. Down on the Street The Stooges Fun House Elektra 1970
  6. Shakin' Street MC5 Back In The USA Atlantic 1970
  7. In The Street Big Star #1 Record Ardent 1972
  8. Back On The Street Hawkwind Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music Charisma 1976
  9. Out in the Street The Who The Who Sings My Generation Brunswick 1966
  10. A bomb in wardour street The Jam All mod cons Polydor 1978
  11. The Girls from the Streets Scott Walker Scott 2 Philips 1968
  12. Pleasant Street Tim Buckley Goodbye And Hello Elektra 1967
  13. Street Life Roxy Music Stranded Island 1973
  14. Ode To Street Hassle Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription Fire 1987
  15. A Street Scene Bark Psychosis Hex Circa 1994
  16. Conversation Off Floral Street The Zombies Odessey And Oracle CBS 1969