Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Afternoon Classics - Wednesday Dec. 31, 2008

Greetings on this the last day of 2008. While this is the first posting for Afternoon Classics it is only the beginning! I will be posting a playlist for each show along with the occasional comments when something comes to my attention. Like today: it is well known that people make New Year's Resolutions on New Year's Eve that they will ultimately break before the end of January. Well to assist in that process I am providing 60+ minutes to ponder by, courtesy of Michael Gandolfi, check the playlist. 

In order played:
Mozart; Symphony in A major, KV 134, Schlierbacher Kammerorchester, Thomas Fey
Prokofief; String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 92, Emmerson String Quartet
Gandolfi; The Garden of Cosmic Speculation, Atlanta SO, Robert Spano
Tchaikovsky;   Symphony No. 1 in G minor "Winter Dreams", Op. 13, London SO, Antal Dorati
Stravinsky;    Apollon MusagĂ©te, Ballet in 2 Scenes, Columbia SO, Igor Stravinsky
Strauss, Johann;   Overture to "Die Fledermaus", Vienna Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel
Strauss, Johann;   Blue Danube Waltz, Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestra, Willi Boskovsky
Strauss, Johann;   Wiener Blut Waltz, Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestra, Willi Boskovsky
Strauss, Johann Sr.; Radetsky March, Vienna Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel

Wednesday Soundings 12-31-08

Happy New Year's Eve! Time for a change, time for reflection, TIME:

Time After Time-Miles Davis
As Time Goes By-Billie Holiday
It Was A Very Good Year-Ray Charles w/ Willie Nelson
Mighty Long Time-James Cotton

Midnight Sunrise-Joanna Connor
Prayer for The Newborn-Chet Baker
This Time the Dream's On Me-Harry Connick Jr.
Nothing Will Be As It Was-Nnenna Freelon
One O'Clock Jump-Duke Ellington

You're An Old Smoothie-Ella Fitzgerald
Every Time We Say Good bye-Bobby Short
Too Late Now- Jane Monheit
What a Difference a Day Made-Milt Jackson
Nothing New For New Year- Harry Connick Jr.
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?-The Persuasions
Happy New Year Baby-Johnny Otis W/ Lem Tally & Cathy Cooper (v)
Bringing in A Brand New Year--B.B. King

One O'Clock Jump-Benny Goodman
Twist All Night--Louis Prima
The Best is Yet to Come-Tony Bennett
Something to Remember You By-James Cotton
Auld Lang Syne-Michael Doucet

Thanks for listening, enjoy the evening-Safety First!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Dec.29 Jazz Tonight with Conrad V.

The end of the year is neigh and upon us looms the New Year of Two Thousand Nine!!! Man, this millinium is just zooming by....In order to honor the end of the biggest, most note-worthy, year of enormous political social ups and economic, ethical downs we will play through with a platter of jazz greats from Bopicity to duplicity to bossicity from the jungles to the cities....Stay tuned at nine tonight for JAZZ TONIGHT ON KRNN-FM "A little bit of heaven, One Oh Two point Seven".....

Here we go Set 1] Oscar Peterson & Michele LeGrande"Open Spaces-St.Tropez:Mixed in with Ray Brown & Oscar Peterson "St. Tropez" // Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane "Monks Mood" // Miles Davis "Nefertiti" segued into Freddy the Freeloader ///

Set 2] Love songs to get in the mmmmmm-mmmmmm-moooood... Chris Botti -
(To Love Again album) "Good Morning Heartache" w/Jill Scott // Nat King Cole "Sweet Lorraine" // Frank Sinatra "I thought About You" // Bobby Short "Too Marvelous for Words" // Diana Krall "Lets face the Music and Dance" ///

Set 3} Smooth Jazz - Larry Coryell "Ring Around the Moon"// Antonio Carlos Jobim "Stone Flower" // Tony Lakatos (Hungarian Jazz from Music Meeting festival - Netherlands 2008) "Troublant Bolero" ///

Set 4} Chris Botti "Embraceable You" // Ernestine Anderson "I'll Be Seeing You"" // Jackson, Johnson, Brown & Co. "Bags Groove" // Dave Brubeck QTT (Time Out)_"Pick Up Stix" ///

Set 5} Shirley Horn "A Time for Love" // Dan Mac QTT w/Katie Strock (An Alaskan jAZZ Band out of Anchorage) "Don't Know Why"// Bill Evans & Tony Bennett "The Days of Wine & Roses" // Tom Scott & LA Express "Just Takin A Walk"... . . . .

And with that, We're out of here .... Good night and God Bless you.... I'll see you next Year... Happy New Year Everybody....

Monday Crosscurrents 12//29/2008

1.the helio sequence - keep your eyes ahead

2.fleet foxes-fleet foxes

3.frightened rabbit-midnight organ fight

4.vampire weekend-vampire weekend

5.kathleen edwards-kathleen edwards


7.the hold steady-stay positive

8.laura marling-alas i cannot swim

9.the mountaingoats-heretic pride

10.blitzen trapper-furr

11.the kills-midnight boom

12.mgmt-oracular spectacular


14.sigur ros-med sud ieyrum vid spilum endalanst

15.headlights-some racing some stopping

16.chad vangaalen-soft airplane

17.elbow-the seldom seen kid

18.jim noir-jim noir

19.lykke li-youth novels

20.bon iver-for emma, forever ago

Albums of 2008

Starting off the show with

lutefisk lament-boone and erickson scandinavian

now on to some cuts from the albums of 2008

bon iver-for emma

lykke li-little bit

jim noir-all right

elbow-an audience with the pope

chad vangaalen-willow tree

headlights-catch them all

sigur ros-gobbledigook


mgmt-electric feel

the kills-black balloon

blitzen trapper-furr

the mountain goats-heretic pride

the mountain goats-autoclave

laura marling-my manic and i

laura marling-night terror

the hold steady-lord, i'm discouraged

santogold-les artistes

kathleen edwards-run

vampire weekend-cape cod

vampire weekend-m79

frightened rabbit-old fashioned

frightened rabbit-the twist

fleet foxes-blueridge mountains

the helio sequence-shed your love

the helio sequence-keep your eyes ahead

the helio sequence-back to this

the helio sequence-hallelujah

the helio sequence-broken afternoon

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Dec 27*Styx & Stones w/Conrad V. Lets Rock N' Roll!!!

Its time to let the little rock n roll critters out and have them get their Ya-Ya's out.....

Kate Nash "I like to Play"// Styx "Too much time on my Hands"// Supertramp "Your Bloody Well Right"//

The "Lets put you in an Institution Set":} Amy Winehouse "You Know I'm no Good"//Chrissy Hines & T/Pretenders"Talk of the Town"//Elvis Costello "I dont want to go to Chelsea"//Warren Zevon"Send Lawyers, Guns & Money"//Amy Winehouse "Rehab"///

British Rock n Blues} Led Zep II "Lemon Song"(squeeze me baby til the juice runs down my leg) //THE KINKS "On a Summer Afternoon"//Mongo Gerry "In the Summertime"//Eddie Grant "Electric Avenue"///

Get yer ya-ya's out... Rolling Stones "Tumblin Dice" Eaglecrest report...//

I love you ... I think... "Love Stinks" J.Giles Band//Ike & Tina Turner "I know you don't love me NoMo"//Blood Sweat & Tears " I can't Quit Her"///

Steely Dan "Bodhisattva"//David Schnaufler (Dulcimer Sessions with Alvin Lee & Mark Knoppfler) Spaced out & Blue"//Donald Fagan "New Frontier"

That was a messed up track on the vynal record of Chicago's Question cut, so I segued out into Allman Bros. "Statesboro Blues"//Robyn Trower (Bridge of Sighs) "A Little Bit of Sympathy"// Rolling Stones "Sympathy for the Devil"///

Sat. Sunrise 12/27/2008

Terrence Blanchard, A Streetcar named Desire - Jazz in flim CD
Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca, You go to my head (Johhny Hartman, vocal) Dizz and Orchestra - Dizziest LP
Charles Mingus, Tijuana Moods CD, Flamingo
Annie Ross, Annie's Lament
Jack Teagarden w/ Bud Freeman & Chigacoans, Jack Hits the Road
La Cumparsita - Greatest Hits of the Tango
Laurindo Almeida, Tango Alegre
Ray Charles, Funny but I still love you
Ska Cubano, Istanbul
Bob Wills & his Texas playboys, White Heat
Lionel Hampton One Sweet letter from you
Clark Terry, Swaheli
Ahmed Jamal, The Good Life
James Moody, Sweet and Lovely
Chick Corea & Lionel Hampton, Moment's notice
Oliver Nelson, Hobo Flats
Dinah Washington, Love for sale
Charles Mingus, , Jump Monk
Stan Getz, Ligua
Sarah Vaughn w/ George Treadwell & His All Stars, Mean to me
Clifford Brown & Lou Donaldson, Brownie Speaks
Clifford Brown, Get happy
Rashann Roland Kirk, Seranade to a cuckoo
Diana Krall, Lost mind

Dec. 27 Ambient Groove with Lilith Wood

6 am.

Afro Celt Sound System: "Release" from Volume 2: Release
Briza: "Electric Rain" from Ambient Cafe
Air: "Mike Mills" from Talkie Walkie
Aphex Twin: "Avril 14th" from drukqs

6:21 am.

Sounds from the Ground: "Triangle" from Kin
Brian Eno & Jah Wobble: "Transmitter and Trumpet" from Spinner

6:4o am.

Shadowfax: "One Winter Morning" from The Odd Get Even
Tan Dun/Yo Yo Ma: "Desert Capriccio" from Crouching Tiger/Hidden Dragon original score
Arto Tuncboyaciyan: "Take My Pain Away" from Everyday Is a New Life
Chris Field: "Floating" from Sub-Conscious

7:00 am.

Peter Kater: "A Fresh Wind" from 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama
Suzanne Ciani: "Inverness" from History of My Heart
Paul Sullivan: "A Killing Frost" from Nights in the Gardens of Maine

7:22 am.

Kitaro: "Circle Dance" from Sacred Journey to Ku-Kai
Brian Eno & Jah Wobble: "Marine Radio" from Spinner
Brian Eno & David Byrne: "Mountains of Needles" from My Life in the Bush of Ghosts


Briza: "Reflections on the Highway" from Ambient Cafe
Air: "Space Maker" from Pocket Symphony
Ali Farka Toure & Ry Cooder: "Soukara" from Talking Timbuktu
Afro Celt Sound System: "Lovers of Light" from Volume 2: Release

Friday, December 26, 2008

Soundings 12/23/08

Soundings December 23, 2008
Jerome Kristjanson

Cathrine MacLellan- Dreams Disolve - Church Bell Blues
Led Belly- Mid Night Special - Midnight Special
Grover Washington, Jr.- Feel it Coming - Paradise
Taj Mahal- Never Let You Go - Never Let You Go
James "Yank" Rachel- Seems Like A Dream - A Tribut To The Legendary Mandolin Man
Ry Cooder- Denomination Blues- Into The Purple Valley
Peter Mc Graw - Follow Me To The Blues - Follow Me To The Blues
Jethro Tull- Christmas Song - Living In The Past
Jewel - Sometimes It Be That Way - This Way
Jeff Beck - Beck's Belero - Live At Ronnie Scotts
Porky Cohen - Porky's Blues - Rythem And Bones
Blind Faith - Can't Find My Way Home - Blind Faith
Supertramp - Take The Long Way Home - Supertramp
Katie Webster - Snatch It Grab It - I Know Thats Right
T-Bone Walker - Stormy Monday Blues - Stormy Monday
Savoy Brown - Sunday Night - Looking In
Roy Buchanan - Roy's Blues - Live Stock
Norah Jones - Cold Cold Cold Heart - Come Away With Me
Buddy Guy - I Had A Dream Last Night - This Is Buddy Guy
Sheila Wilcoxson - Honey Let Me Lay It On You - Backwater Blues
Big Moma Horton - I'm Feeling Allright - Big Moma Thorton With Muddy Waters Blues Band 1966
Charlie Musselwhite - Cha Cha Blues - Here Comes Charlie Musselwhite's Blues Band
Jeff Beck - Angle - Live At Ronnie Scott's
Stevie Ray Vaughan and David Bowie - Let's Dance - Vaughan And Friends
Cold Blood - It Takes A Lot Of Good Lovin - Lydia Pense And Cold Blood
Peter McGraw - Hoochie Coochie Man - Follow Me To The Blues

Wednesday Crosscurrents 12/24/08

Christmas Show

2000 Miles - The Pretenders (featuring Chryssie Hynde, quite possibly the greatest female rock vocalist ever)

River - Joni Mitchell
Christmas in Washington - Joan Baez (Steve Earle song)
Happy Xmas (War is Over) - John Lennon and Yoko Ono
7 O'Clock News/Silent Night - Simon and Garfunkel

Christmas in Prison - John Prine
Behold that Star - Pete Seeger (traditional)
Pretty Paper - Roy Orbison (Willie Nelson song)

Father Christmas - The Kinks
Run Rudolph Run - Chuck Berry
Christmas - The Who (from Tommy)

I Told Santa Claus - Roomful of Blues (Fats Domino song)
The Jesus Song - The Persuasions
King Jesus - The Five Blind Boys of Alabama (no one does better gospel!)

Merry Texas Christmas Y'All - Asleep at the Wheel

Four traditional carols by Joan Baez, from her great 1966 album Noel
I Wonder as I Wander (Appalachian)
The Carol of the Birds (Catalan)
Cantique de Noel
What Child Is This?

Five traditional carols by the Stanford Chamber Ensemble
Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
The First Nowell
O Little Town of Bethlehem
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Three traditional carols by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Joy to the World
Carol of the Bells (Ukrainian)
Silent Night

Rise, Come and See the King - Patricia Brady-Danzig (Polish)

Three traditional carols by the Robert Shaw Chorale

Angels We Have Heard on High
Good Christian Men, Rejoice
Deck the Halls

O Holy Night - Charlotte Church, Placido Domingo and the Vienna Philharmonic

Wednesday Crosscurrents 12/17/08

Estate Sale - Cheryl Wheeler
Northern Girl - same
I Miss You More Than I'm Mad - same
Moonlight and Roses - same

Country Girl - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
49 Bye Byes - Crosby, Stills and Nash

Songs about eyes and seeing

Hungry Eyes - Eric Carmen (from Dirty Dancing soundtrack)
Lyin' Eyes - Eagles

Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
These Eyes - Guess Who
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor (from the Rocky III soundtrack)

I Only Have Eyes for You - The Flamingos
Girl with No Eyes - It's a Beautiful Day
Windy - The Association ("And Windy has stormy eyes . . .)
Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler ("Turn around, bright eyes")

Suite Judy Blue Eyes - Crosby, Stills and Nash
Guinevere - same ("Guinevere had green eyes, like yours, milady, like yours")

Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain - Willie Nelson
Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue - Crystal Gayle
Brown-Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Green-Eyed Lady - Sugarloaf

Eye in the Sky - The Alan Parsons Project
Every Breath You Take - The Police ("I'll be watching you")
I Can See for Miles - The Who (second best rock song ever, after the Boss's Born to Run)

Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands - Joan Baez (Dylan song, written about his wife Sara, from Baez's great 1968 album of Dylan covers, Any Day Now)

Wednesday Crosscurrents 12/10/08

Different Drum - Stone Poneys, with Linda Ronstadt

Are My Thoughts with You? - Linda R.
The Dolphins - same
You're No Good - same

Your Mama Don't Dance - Loggins and Messina
Danny's Song - same
Angry Eyes (long version) - same

Cactus Tree (from first album, Song for a Seagull) - Joni Mitchell
Chelsea Morning (from second album, Clouds) - same
Carey (from Blue) - same
Blonde in the Bleachers (from For the Roses) - same
Free Man in Paris (from Court and Spark) - same
Raised on Robbery (same album) - same

Creole Belle - Arlo Guthrie
Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) - same
Comin' into LA - same
City of New Orleans - same

Birds - Linda Ronstadt
Poor Poor Pitiful Me - same
Someone to Lay Down Beside Me - same

Long May She Run - Stills/Young Band
My My Hey Hey (Out of the Blue) (acoustic) - Neil Young

Love Hurts - Jennifer Warnes
I Know a Heartache - same
Coming Back to You - same

Like a Hurricane - Neil Young and Crazy Horse

Jazz Soundings with Conrad

As we segue from the Christmas into the New Year, we segue from cross currents to some softer jazz stylings on this snowy day after St. Nicks.....

Set 1.] Ray Brown w/Oscar Peterson "St Tropez"//Wycliffe Gordon "Touch It Lightly"//Dave Brubeck "Kathy's Waltz"// Modern Jazz Qtt "Milt meets Sid"///

Set 2}Joe Lovano "Thanksgiving"// Miles Davis Quincy Jones (Live @ Montreaux) "Medley - Springsville,Maids of Cadiz,The Duke//Tom Scott LA Express "If I Could Cry"///

Set 3} Oscar Petrson Michele Legrand "Harcourt Nites"//Bill Evans Trio "Like Someone In Love"//Gil Evans Lee Konitz "Reincarnation of a Lovebird"//Allison Krause "This time the Dreams On Me"///

Set 4} Ernestine Anderson "I'll Be Seeing You"//Charlie Byrd - Laurindo Almeda (Brazilian Soul)"For Jeff"//Stan Getz "Desafinado"///

Set 5} Smooth Jazz set - Chuck Loeb "Blue Kiss"//Larry Carlton "Nightcrawler"//Chielli Minucci "Sweet on You"//Dancing Fantasy"Deep in a Dream"///

Set 6} Anita Baker "Body & Soul"//Donald Fagan "I.G.Y."////

End of Show.... Thanks for listening and we will see you again on Saturday Morning 12/27 for some classic Rock on Styx and Stones..... And on Monday night for JAZZ TONIGHT @ 9-11. If you need to pass along info or need info, give us a call at the studio: 586-1212

Conrad Villegas

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Friends & Neighbors 12/24/08

Happy Wednesday and snowy night to All!

Particular wanted to answer a question: John McCutcheon has released "Christmas in the Trenches" on several CDs and now as a picture book with cd. The cd's I know about are Water from Another Time, Live at WolfTrap, and Winter Solstice. (on Rounder)

Another set of favorite albums for this week

The Chenille Sisters In the Christmas Spirit (on canTOO records)
(we broadcast the All Purpose Carol)

Bruce Cockburn christmas (on Columbia records)
( we broadcast Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes)

Bela Fleck jingle all the way (on Rounder records), new this year
(we broadcast Medley)

Soundings 12-24-08

GREETINGS, it's my first blog, OMG!

Well, to be easy for a virgin, just my playlist:

Jingle Bells--Boots Randolph
Sleigh Ride--Harry Connick Jr.
Let It Snow--Ella Fitzgerald
Greensleeves--Dave Brubeck

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas--Lou Rawls (Congrats, Janice winner of two tickets to miniature golf)
You're All I Want For Christmas--The Persuasions
Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep--Diana Krall
Frosty The Snowman--Glenn Miller
O Holy Night-- Nat King Cole
Oh Happy Day--Ray Charles
O Come, O Come Emmanuel--Hilton Ruiz
Do You Hear What I Hear--Gladys Knight & The Pips
Christmas In Heaven--B.B. King

Silent Night--Chris Botti
Silent Night--Lena Horne
O Little Town Of Bethlehem--Frank Sinatra
Yuletide Medley #2--Glenn Miller (Hark The Hearald Angels Sing/Angels We Have Heard On High/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/O Come All Ye Faithful)
The First Noel--Elvis Presley
The Lord's Prayer--Dinah Washington
Joy To The World--The Persuasions

What Will Santa Clause Say--Louis Prima
Twas The Night Before Christmas--Art Carney
Cool Yule--Louis Armstrong
Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney--Ella Fitzgerald
Boogie Woogie Santa Clause--Lionel Hampton
Merry Christmas Baby--Charles Brown
I'm GEtting Nothing For Christmas--Eartha Kitt
Blue Christmas--Elvis Presley

Mary's Boy Child--Harry Connick Jr.
Good King Wenceslaus--Mel Torme

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Jazz Tonight , Ho Ho ho

Tonight I'm featuring a series by world Class Jazz Master Bassist RAY BROWN... Earning his bones in the 50's & 60's by anchoring and cementing many of the jazz monsters with his melding bass runs and consistent tempo for artists like Dizzy Gillespe, Oscar Peterson and The Modern Jazz Quartet. He conceived the idea to record sessions with a culimnation of many of the greats he's played with and some he had wanted to play with. He named the series: "SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE (SOMBFA).....(Piano Players), (Sax Players), [Guitar Players], [Singers], [Trumpet Players] ...Hope you like the selections.... Here we go!

Set 1] Oscar Peterson "Open Spaces" (aka St Tropez)//Joe Williams (A Nite @ Count Basies)"Canadian Sunset"///

Set 2] Wycliff Gordon "It's Time"//Ray Brown (RB)& Ahmad Jamal(SOMBFA PianoPlayers) "Love walked in"//RB & DeeDee Bridgewater (SOMBFA Singers) More than you know"///

Set3] xmas...Lisa Hilton "My Favorite things"//Tuck Andres "Winter Wonderland"//George Winston "Snowman's music box dance"//Gillian Harwin (Whiskey Sandwich) "In my Life"///

Set 4] Chiele Minucci "Sweet on You"//Earl Klugh "Back in Central Park"//RB & Bruce Forman (SOMBFA Guitarists) "Blues for Wes"//RB & Stanley Turrentine(SOMBFA sax) "Port of Rico"//

Set 5] RB & Etta James "Poor Butterfly"//Diana Krall "Peel me a grape"//Curtis Stigers (Playboy jazz) " You are Too Beautiful"//Allison Eastwood "Come Rain or Shine"///

Set 6] G'nite...RB & James Morrison (Trumpet) "I thought about you"//RB & Oscar Peterson (Piano Players) "How Come you do Me"//Dave Brubeck QTT (Time Out) "Take 5"

Thanks for listening and your calls are always welcomed. 586-1212.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Alaskan Christmas Hour 12/25/08

Medley by the Glacier Brass
Christmas Medley by the Anchorage Sourdough Chorus
Most Wonderful Time by the Midnight Sons
Let It Snow by Alice Welling
Winter Wonderland by The After Six Orchestra
Deck the Halls by the Rank Strangers
Christmas Song by Greg Booth
Joy to the World by Larry Zarella
Silent Night by Collette Costa
I Saw Three Ships by Jubilee
Away in a Manger by MJ Rieman with the Anchorage Christmas Symphony
It’s Just Christmas by Dave Stancliff
Jingle Bells by The Frozen Pipes
Silver Bells by Jeanene Walker
Carol of the Bells by Cappriccio
Santa Baby by the Backbeat Blues Band
Up on the Housetop by Good Dog
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer by The Panhandle Crabgrass Revival Band.
The Night Before Christmas by Jerry Harper
We just heard Jerry Harper, the Panhandle Crabgrass Revival Band, Chill Factor,
Good Dog, and the Backbeat Blues Band.
It’s That Time of Year by Bryce Edgemon
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by John Palmes
Overture from the Nutcracker by Kurt Riemann

A special thanks to Kurt Riemann of Nightwork Records in Anchorage, whose CD series, Merry Christmas From Alaska, provided the bulk of today’s selections. You can get more information by going to their website, Thanks also to Pat Fitzgerald and Robin Dale Ford of 10th Planet Studios in Fairbanks, and Rock Alaska Records in Juneau.

This program was produced in the studios of KTOO and KRNN-FM in Juneau
by Jeff Brown.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Friends & Neighbors 12/17/08

Eclectic as always, there are familiar songs and things few of you have heard before
Here are a few albums we select from during this season of the Turning of the Year:

It's Christmas, Man by Brave Combo (on Rounder)
tunes you know with rhythms Miss Sprague never taught the school chorus

To Shorten the Winter: An Irish Christmas with Tommy Sands (on Green Linnet)

Must Be Santa (on Rounder)
From Riders in the Sky's nostalgic "Christmas at the Triple X Ranch" to Bahamian Joseph Spence's startling version of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town,"

Friday, December 19, 2008

Jazzy Cross Currents with Conrad Villegas

Hi y'all... Sittin 'N Grinnin' for Ricky D and Amy while they're away... This is Conrad Villegas and I am joined by Lillith Wood who is familiarizing herself with the board in preparation of her debut show on Sat. 12/20 AMBIENT GROOVE 6-8 AM... It's cold and clear as we start with temps @ 12 here and 2 at back loop... Perfect for cooooool jazz. Here we go now.....

Set 1) Dave Brubeck (Take 5) "3 to get ready"//Oscar Peterson trio (very tall band) "I remember Clifford"//Theloneous Monk-"Smoke gets in your eyes"//Lisa Hilton (Sumr' Dy Theory) "Skylark"// Odetta "900 Miles"// Madeleine Peyroux "I'm Alright"///

Set 2) John Coltrane& Kenny Burrell (Playboy jazz)"Why was I Born"//Stan Getz(for Lovers)"A Nightingale sang in Berkeley square"//Oscar Peterson -solo"Sometimes I'm Happy"//

3 Xmas set) Lisa Hilton"Favorite Things"//Steve Morse(Windham Hill)"Carole of the bells"//Oscar Peterson"God rest ye merry gentlemen"//Herbie Hancock w/Corrine Bailey Rae"River"///

Set 4) Bill Evans"We will meet again"//Wes Montgomery (Jazz Guitar)"Jingle"///

Set5) Neena Freelan (Tribute to s. wonder)"Listen"//Stevie Wonder(Songs in key of Life) "Knocks me off my feet"//Anita Baker"Caught up in the rapture of you"///

Close) Chuck Mangione-"Feel so good"

See you all again next week here and on Monday Nights 9-11 for Jazz Tonight....


Jazzy Cross Currents with Conrad Villegas

It's a frosty Friday before Christmas morning in Juneau with a chilly 15 f and I

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Set 1. Oscar Peterson-(Trail of Dreams)"Open Spaces"//Nelson Riddle "Rte. 66"//Wycliff Gordon "Touch it Lightly"....

Set 2. Ken Navarro "So Sweet"//Yellow Jackets "Have Yourself A Merry Little Xmas"//The Jenerators "I've Got Some Presents for Santa"//Snoopy & Peanuts "My Favorite Things"//Elton John"Father Xmas...

#3. Vanessa Williams "Baby its Cold Outside"//Dennis Rowland "Don't Misunderstand"// Joe Pass"N.E.C. Blues"//Modern Jazz Quartet"Blues in Aminor" //McCoy Tyner"Blues for Fatha"//

#4. Dave Brubeck"Here's That Rainy Day"//Bobby Short "Body & Soul"//
Dialog on xmas and family, conrad's daughter returning from Iraq...Slummin in New York City by Lillith ... Conrad's memories of L.A. Jazz scene in the 60's @ the Baked Potatoe & Lighthouse....

#5. Harry Sweets Edison "Sweets Bossa Nova"//Ponte Novello by Jay D'amico "//Joao Gilberto & Stan Getz "De Coracaon" // Sergio Mendez "So Many Stars"....

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Women's Prerogative 12/11/08

Women's Prerogative, 12/11/08

Fly / Hilary Duff / Best of

Lodestar / Sarah Harmer / You Were Here

Paper Planes / M.I.A. / Kala (Bonus Track Version)

Johnny and June / Heidi Newfield / What Am I Waiting For

C'mon C'mon / Sheryl Crow / C'mon C'mon

Dear Someone / Gillian Welch / Artist's Choice: Norah Jones

Love Song / Sara Bareilles / Little Voice

If I Were a Boy / BeyoncĂ© / If I Were a Boy - Single

Holiday (Bermudez-Chico Remix) / Hilary Duff / Best of

Hands In Pockets / Laura Gibson / If You Come to Greet Me

Kiss Of Life / Sade / Love Deluxe

Fruits Of My Labor / Lucinda Williams / Artist's Choice: Norah Jones

Pocketful of Sunshine / Natasha Bedingfield / Pocketful of Sunshine

Either Way / Annalisa Woodie / Annalisa

Wake Up / Hilary Duff / Best of

Through The Dark / KT Tunstall / Eye To The Telescope

Mushaboom / Feist / Let It Die

Open Window (The Wedding Song) / Sarah Harmer / You Were Here

Mary's Eyes / Gaelic Storm / Tree

Hot N Cold / Katy Perry / One of the Boys

Bleeding Love / Leona Lewis / Bleeding Love - Single

Pendulum / Sarah Harmer / All of Our Names

I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl / Nina Simone / Artist's Choice: Norah Jones

False Alarm / KT Tunstall / Eye To The Telescope

Waterside / Patty Larkin / Watch the Sky

Reason To Believe / Vonda Shepard / Ally McBeal: For Once In My Life

Doctor My Eyes / Wilson Phillips / California

Disturbia / Rihanna

All I Want for Christmas / Mariah Carey

We Like Kids! 12/14/08

We Like Kids! Playlist

Aurora, John McCutcheon, Wintersongs
Layer of Ice, The Wigglers, Fun Music FOr Kids!
G-Gee, It's Warm Out Here, Peter Alsop, Chris Moose Holidays
The Dreydl Song, Chanukah at Home
Oy Chanukah, Sharon, Lois, & Bram, Candles, Snow, & Mistletoe
Buy Me Something, Peter Alsop, Chris Moose Holidays
Will Santa Find Us Here?, Dan Crow, Santa Songs
Rudolph, The Red Nose Reindeer, Chill Factor, Merry Christmas From Alaska 7
Up on the Rooftop, Good Dog, Merry Christmas From Alaska 4
We're Going To Get Our Christmas Tree, Tom Paxton, A Child's Christmas
Chocolate Christmas, Trout Fishing in America, Merry Fishes to All
Hark! It's Harold the Angel, Jim Cosgrove, Mr, Stinky Feet's Christmas
The Marvelous Toy, Tom Paxton, A Child's Christmas
Simple Gifts, Kevin Roth, The Toy Maker's Christmas
How Many Days Til Christmas?, Jim Cosgrove, Mr, Stinky Feet's Christmas
Christmas All Over the World, David Grover, Ernestine, the Green-Eyed Elf
When Jesus Was a Kid, Peter Alsop, Chris Moose Holidays
What Child Is This, Tom Begich, Merry Christmas From Alaska 8

Thursday, December 11, 2008

KRNN Playlists

We're just beginning to blog! Keep checking back to see what we've been playing. It's organized by date of entry, so if you're looking for a playlist for a particular show, you may have to hunt around a bit. Since we're just starting this, we're interested in not only your comments on the music we feature on KRNN, but also what you think of this blog site.

Thanks for looking!

Jeff Brown
KRNN Program Director

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Story Corps ALASKA!!

Sign ups to do an interview will start on December 10th. Please call 800-850-4406 after that date. A StoryCorps interview is a 40-minute conversation between two people who know each other. StoryCorps staff will be present with you and your partner throughout the interview process to help you have a comfortable and meaningful experience, and to handle all technical aspects of the recording. You will receive a broadcast-quality audio CD, and with your permission, copies will go to the Library of Congress, to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Rasmuson Library Oral History Program, and KRNN. Interviews may air on KRNN and also on National Public Radio. Visit C to see sample questions, listen to clips and learn more about the Storycorps Alaska Initiative. To sign up to do StoryCorps interview, call 800-850-4406. KRNN will not handle any of the sign ups. There are a limited number of appointment slots available, so act today! Tell your story. Pass it On.