Category Archives: My Radio Playlists

Playlist 11-25-16

Skipping a week means a week late salute to the music of Mose Allison, who died on Nov. 15 a few days after his 89th birthday. On a Black Friday show, we heard his music, as well as interpretations of his songs by The Clash, The Who, Blue Cheer, The Yardbirds, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison and [...]

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Playlist, 11-11-16

After a hard week, election fallout clouded the first half of tonight’s Friday Night Rock show, but it led into the biting political commentary of Leonard Cohen, who dominated the rest of the show. The dark and poetic Cohen, who produced decades of fine music, died Monday at 82. We ran through some of his [...]

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Playlist, 11-4-16

This week’s “Imperial Bedroom and Other Chambers” tour from Elvis Costello got us wanting to hear the recorded versions of much of what he played. His posing of the question “Where are the strong and who are the trusted?” in “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?” led to our moment of discontent and [...]

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Playlist 10-28-16

The death of Bobby Vee Monday at 73 meant the show started with selections from his 1963 Buddy Holly tribute album, whose death started his own career. And the death of longtime TV horror host John Zacherle Thursday at 98 (!) meant he began the rest of the show’s long Halloween set, which included a [...]

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Playlist 10-21-16

A whole lot of Chess Records classics tonight, to celebrate the legacy of the classic Chicago blues label’s co-founder, Phil Chess, who died this week at 95. Heard a few Rolling Stones recordings they cut there as well. Started with a salute to guitarist Steve Cropper who turned 75 today and noted what would have [...]

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Playlist 10-14-16

A shorter than usual show tonight was entirely devoted to the newest recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Most of the show were live or alternate takes of great works by Bob Dylan and it was clear that it would take a few more shows to adequately cover his entire career. Be that as [...]

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Playlist 10-7-16

Started with a salute to Rod Temperton, the noted British R&B songwriter who died this week at 66. Then heard a bit from new albums by Drive-By Truckers and The Handsome Family. A couple of things from Sturgill Simpson were followed by some North Carolina blues and some weird songs about Bill Clinton. A couple [...]

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Playlist, 9-30-16

A packed night (that was also another trying one technologically) took note of the death last Saturday of Buckwheat Zydeco at 58, and the 81st birthday of Jerry Lee Lewis Thursday. There was a big chunk of songs by John D. Loudermilk, the songwriter who died Sept. 21 at 82, who was behind songs from [...]

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Playlist 9-23-16

Celebrated the birthdays of John Coltrane, Ray Charles and Bruce Springsteen, the latter through those who have covered his songs. Then a showcase of Luna, Buzzcocks, Peter Bjorn and John and Tom Jones, who are all coming to town the next week, and some touches of the Beach Boys and Okkervil River, who were here [...]

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Playlist, 9-16-16

Started with a salute to Prince Buster, the ska pioneer who died last week at 87, and played some of the second wave ska bands who paid homage to him. Then there was a birthday salute to B.B. King, born on this day in 1925. A couple of artists are coming to town this week [...]

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