Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Favorites from the Past Few Weeks

So I've been doing a lot of radio in the past few weeks and it was too much to keep up with on these updates. In lieu of actually playlists, I've decided to throw some of my favorites from the past 20 hours or so that I've spent on the air on Luther College Radio.

  • Betty Smith - For My Friends of Song - Softly Came the Gypsy, Gentle Maiden, Little Liza Jane (Harpsichord and Appalachian Dulcimer)
  • From "A Vision Shared: A Tribute to Woody and Leadbelly" => Willy Nelson's version of Philadelphia Lawyer; Emmylou Harris's version of Hobo's Lullaby; also Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska-esque "I Ain't Got No Home"
  • The Freedom Singers - Woke Up This Morning recorded live at the 1964 Newport Folk Fest
  • The New "Preservation Hall Jazz Band" benefit album => all of it, especially the Tom Waits appearances and the Louis Armstrong re-record
  • John Ellis and Double Wide - Puppet Mischief - Dublinland Carnival and This Too Shall Pass
  • Clifford Brown - The Quintet - Parisian Thoroughfare
  • Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra - A Love Supreme
  • Peter Beets Trio's songs from the Jazz @ The Concertgebouw 3
  • Tineke Postma - The Traveller - Song For F
  • Zoot Sims and Bucky Pizzarelli - What Is This Thing Called Love
  • Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Boogie Woogie String Along For Real - In A Mellow Tone
  • Eric LeLann - C'est la nuit Lola
  • EEA - The Dark - Palhaço
  • Charlie Hunter - Gentlemen I Neglect to Inform You That You Will Not Be Getting Paid
  • Joanna Newsome - Have One On Me - Soft As Chalk, and also Good Intentions Paving Company
  • The Wapsipinicon - San Geronimo - Vans On DuPont
  • Spoon - Transference - Trouble Comes Running and Is Love Forever
  • Retribution Gospel Choir - 2 - Hide It Away => I've also returned to the S/t album, mostly for the updated version of Breaker
  • The new Black Rebel Motorcycle Club album, Beat The Devil's Tattoo
  • Johnny Cash - Ain't No Grave
  • Anaïs Mitchell's Hadestown Folk Opera
  • Lay Low - Farewell Goodnight's Sleep - On My Own
  • Corinne Bailey Rae - The Sea - The Blackest Lily
  • Roy Hargrove's RH Factor
  • The White Stripes - Under Great White Northern Lights
  • Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars - Rise and Shine
  • Daptone Gold's label compilation of old style funk
  • Galactic's new album Ya-Ka-May
  • Yukon Blonde - Wind Blows
  • Liars' song Scissor
  • Seven Saturday's song Secret Things
  • Beach Houses new record
  • Pete Seeger singing "Little Boxes" live
  • Robert Francis - Before Nightfall
  • The Magnetic Fields' Realism record, in particular "Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree"
  • Eels' End Time
  • Certain really cool songs off the New Moon sound track, despite my objections
  • The Philadelphia Experiment record from 2001
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops' album Genuine Negro Jig, especially the track "Why Don't Do Right?"
  • George Adams' "Sound Suggestions
  • Ulf Wakenius - Notes From The Heart - Mon Coeur est Rouge (Jarrett)
Thanks so much for those of your who listen(ed). It is always appreciated. Tune into anywhere in the world for the best music Northeastern Iowa has to offer.

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