Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thursday Tideline with Katie B.-Best of 2010 Highlights

Happy New Year Listeners!

All Music in this playlist was released in year 2010. Categories include roots, alternative, folk, country, pop, rock and indie. Selections are some of my personal favorites as well as music praised by radio and net critics.

Livestream Paste Magazine top 50 songs of 2010
NPR Music:
includes free downloads
Guardian Top 40 Albums of 2010:
Sound Opinions Top Ten Albums of 2010:

Dr. Dog
Where'd All the Time Go?
Shame Shame

Josh Ritter
Change of Time
So Runs the World Away

Vampire Weekend

White Flag
Plastic Beach

Black Dub
Black Dub

Sarah Siskind
May Love Fall Like Snow
All Come Together

Black Keys
Howlin' For You

Diane Birch
Bible Belt

Band of Horses
On My Way Back Home
Infinite Arms

Arcade Fire

Sharon Van Etten
One Day

Brandon Flowers
Only the young

Neil Young
Love and War
Le Noise

Broken Bells
The High Road
The High Road

Freelance Whales

BB King
Bringing in a Brand New Year
The Best of BB King
Christmas Collection
(not 2010)

Ray Wylie Hubbard
Drunken Poet's Dream
A: enlightenment B: endarkenment
Hint, there is no C

Joe Pug
The First Time I saw you

Sufjan Stevens
Futile Devices
Age of ADZ

Jardin Du Luxemborg
Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl
Ghost of a Sabertooth Tiger

Odd Blood

Revolving Doors
The Fall
produced on tour fall 2010
all on an ipad

Ray LaMontagne
Beg, Steal or Borrow
God Willing and the Creek don't rise

Anais Mitchell and Friends
Song Bird Inro feat. Greg Brown
Hey Little Songbird
Hades town

BbKing and Buddy Guy
Stay Around a Little longer


Ray Troll’s Top CDs for 2010

Well the collapse and rebirth of the music industry continues unabated this year with yours truly contributing to the demise by buying far less actual shrink-wrapped CDs overall and buying singles here and there. That trend is helping to undermine the whole ‘concept album’ thing which is unfortunate. Then again how many of us bought CDs that contained only one or two good songs on it? Oh well. It is a double-edged sword. The reason I even raise this oft-debated issue is that my top picks all hold together as complete CDs, with the song cycle being integral to the whole.

1. Arcade Fire: “The Suburbs”

Arcade Fire’s third full length CD is a “sprawling” masterpiece of an album (pun intended), focused on the suburban landscape swallowing our planet . It’s packed with great songs. I found the best of them deeper into the CD. My faves are ‘Suburban War’ and ‘Sprawl II’. One of the most outstanding cuts is ‘We Used to Wait’. If you haven’t yet watched the interactive video of the song go to this web address and punch in the street address of the house you grew up in.

2. The National: “High Violet”

A moody, cinematic, deeply layered album with obtusely arty yet strangely appealing lyrics (“I was carried to Ohio in a swarm of bees” for instance). Not a bad song on it… and you’ll get hooked on the National’s sound and it’s slightly depressing groove (“Sorrow found me when I was young” is the opening line of song #2). Oh yeah! Bring it on. My favorite cut on the CD is the weirdly evocative “Lemonworld”.

Check out the video for Bloodbuzz Ohio here:

3. Black Dub: Black Dub

Daniel Lanois is back on the block in very fine form after drifting for the last few years. His last solo effort was off the mark but this one hits in all the right ways. He’s formed a super group of sorts with himself on guitar and vocals, Trixie Whitley on vocals ( and sometimes guitar and drums), Brian Blade on drums and Daryl Johnson on bass. Lanois is known by most folks for his trademarked multi-layered ethereal production skills, but on this CD it’s the live sound of a very tight, highly skilled band in absolute synch with each other. Most of the tunes are straight ahead blues rock numbers with Trixie belting out the lyrics and they’re all smoking hot and tight. One of my favorites though is a reggae inflected song called ‘Canaan’ with Lanois doing the lead vocals. It’s a gorgeous tune. Check out the videos on the bands website a band you’ll see what I mean about their groove:

4. Beach House: “Teen Dream”

A luxuriously sleepy little CD full of gorgeous tunes by a girl/boy duo from Baltimore ( Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally). Described as “dream-pop” you can easily hear the Beach Boys, Zombies and Neil Young in their sound. Check out the video of one of their best tunes ‘Walk in the Park’ here:

and the Fleetwood Mac sounding “Norway” here:

5. Vampire Weekend: “Contra”

No sophomore jinx here as the NYC preppy rockers bring back the poly beats and the Paul Simon-esque vocals and their South African inflected tunes. They jump all over the place with songs starting up and stopping, weaving off into lyrical sidelines and melodic hooks. A fun and lively, upbeat CD with a whole lot jammed into the all too brief 37 minutes of pop bliss.

Band videos are online at:

6. Deadman’s Bones: Deadman’s Bones

This is a 2009 release but I found out about it this year and man I love it. It’s definitely in the maybe-too-odd-for-most-folks category but what can you say about a band that features two horror-film obsessed guys enlisting a children’s conservatory choir to sing their creepy lyrics. Veteran indie actor Ryan Gosling is one of the two guys in the band ( you may have seen him in the movie ‘Half Nelson’ , ‘The Notebook’ or ‘Lars and the Real Girl’). Zach Shields is the other half. Both are Canadian born. My favorite tune by far is called “Pa Pa Power”.

Check out the video of “In the Room Where You Sleep” at

7. Yeasayer: “Odd Blood”

Yeasayer is a modern experimental psychedelic group hailing from Brooklyn. This is their second album and it’s juts as trippy and fun as the first one. Check out the twisted love story music video for the song “Madder Red’ at

and the surreal party scene in the video for ‘O.N.E.”. at

8. Phosphorescent: “Here’s to Taking It Easy”

Jake and Tom (a couple of online music review nerds not unlike me) call Phosphorescent “rainy day chill music, taking it easy, sort of alt country/folk”. Basically it’s the work of Alabama-born New York based musician Mathew Houck. These are wonderfully moody, deeply personal, lyrically rich songs. Great multi-layered production throughout. Here’s the myspace page:

That’s it for this year. As usual let me know what you think… and what you’ve been enjoying this year.

Happy New Year!


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tideline 29 Dec. 2010

Kickin' it with your host, Angelina...

Lonely At the Top (Colette Costa)
Yum Yum Yum (Johnny Temple)
Te Ni Nee Ni Nu (Slim Harpo)
Good Rockin' Daddy (Etta James)

I Hope You're Coming Back to New Orleans (The New Orleans Jazz Vipers)
Skokiaan (Kermit Ruffins & The Barbeque Swingers)
Ooh Poo Pah Doo (Trombone Shorty & James Andrews)

Never Had Nobody Like You (M. Ward)
Well Well Well (Lucinda Williams)
That Certain Female (Charlie Feathers)

Birthday (Beatles) - Happy Birthday shout out to Lindsee!
For You/Flowing Dress (Meg Mackey)
Gasoline and Matches (Buddy & Julie Miller)
A Girl Like You (Edwyn Collins)

Cherokee Shuffle (The Alaska String Band)
Mama Cried (The Alaska String Band)

Broken (Tift Merritt)
I Know What I'm Looking for Now (Tift Merritt)
Tell Me Something True (Tift Merritt)

I'm Not the One (Black Keys)
Silver Lining (Rilo Kiley)
Acid Tongue (Jenny Lewis)
Rolling in the Deep (Adele)

Lilly (Pink Martini)
Devil's in the Jukebox (Ray LaMontagne)
Gumbo Moon (Grace Potter)
To Be Young (Ryan Adams)

Captain Kirk (Bob Schneider)
Fool to Care (CC Adcock & The Lafayette Marquis)
Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Larry Williams)
Big River (Johnny Cash)

You Got the Power (Deering and Down)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tideline 12-28-10

John Jorgenson Quintet - Red on Red, One Stolen Night and Dr. Jazz
Art Reyes - Smile, La Llorona
Maurice Coyle - Blue Medley
Selections from Steve Ramsdell's Looking For...
Isaac Delgado - Selections from L-O-V-E
John Mattern Quartet - Oliloqui Valley, Tenor Madness, Smile
Harp 46 - Selections from Entanglement

Sunday, December 26, 2010

A Little Bit of Broadway

Groovelily's Striking 12

Take The Little Match Girl, update it to a seller of SAD Christmas Lights, and a grumpy guy on New Year’s Eve and you have Groovelily’s Striking 12. From the lovely beginning (Snow Song) to its reprise as part of The First Day of the Year, we follow the grumpy guy as he decides not to go out of New Year’s Eve (and possibly running into his ex-fiancee) to his nodding over The Little Match Girl. The music is sometimes mellow and sometimes not, but it always moves the story along. A nice way to send a chilly Sunday afternoon before New Year’s Eve.

We Like Kids

Hosts - Jack and Tulio Fontanella

Everyone's a Kid at Christmas Time, Stevie Wonder, A Child's Celebration of Christmas
Chris Moose, Peter Alsop, Chris Moose Holidays
Jingle Bells, The Singing Dogs, A Child's Celebration of Christmas

Rudolph the Red Nose Riendeer, Suzie Tallman, Holiday Songs and Carols
Mele Kalikimaka, Jim Cosgrove, Mr. Stinky Feet's Christmas
Deo, Donna and Andy, It's Christmas Time,
You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch, Suzie Tallman, Holiday Songs and Carols

All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth, Spike Jones, A Child's Celebration of Christmas
Deck the Halls, Happy Clucking Holidays
The Eleven Cats of Christmas, Trout Fishing in America, Merry Fishes to All
I'm Getting Nothin' For Christmas, Art Moony, A Child's Celebration of Christmas

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas, David Grover, Ernestine the Green Eyed Elf
In the Bleak Mid Winter, Crash Test Dummies, Jingle All the Way
Hot Chocolate, John McCutchen, Wintersongs

Good King Weneslas, Crash Test Dummies, Jingle All the Way
We Three Kings, Blackhawk, Country Cares for Kids
Christmas Times A'Comin', Sammy Kershaw, Country Cares for Kids

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holiday Thursday Tideline with Katie B and Kaitlyn

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Otis Redding
Merry Christmas Baby
Christmas in Soulsville
STAX Collection
Released 2007*

John Prine
All the Best
A John Prine Christmas

Dean Martin
Out in the Cold Again
A Winter Romance

*Isaac Hayes
The Mistletoe and Me

Fleet Foxes
White Winter Hymnal
Fleet Foxes

The Emotions
Black Christmas

Dean Martin
White Christmas
A Winter Romance album

Suffjan Stevens
Hey Guys it's Christmas Time
Rel. 2005?

The Ramones
Merry Christmas
I don't want to fight tonight

Corrine Bailey Rae and Herbie Hancock
This is Christmas
REl 2007

Johnny Cash
Here Was a Man
Country Christmas

R Kelly
A Love Letter Christmas
Love Letter

Bird and the Bee
Carol of the Bells
Stockings by the Fire

Tony Bennett
The Christmas Album

Sufjan Stevens
Sister Winter
Christmas Album

Andrew and Noah Vanoostrand
Love and Winter

Wait for Wintertime
All Hour Cymbals

Alessia Limonta
From Starry Skies thou Comest
Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle

John Denver
Please Daddy Don't Get Drunk this Christmas
Matador Network
The English Language's Ten Worst Christmas Songs

Panhandle Crabgrass Revival Band
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
A Juneau Christmas

Elmo and Patsy
Grandma got Run over by a Reindeer

Jingle Bells

Sleepy Rebels
California Christmas
Bah humbug

Eux Autres
Teenage Christmas
Christmastime Approximately

The Civil Wars
Tracks in the Snow
Tracks in the Snow

Soul Cake
If on a Winter's Night

2000 Miles
New Wave Christmas'

Silent Night

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tideline: 22 Dec. 2010

Kickin' it with your host, Angelina: Happy Birthday Fess! (Professor Longhair's birthday is celebrated in full style down in New Orleans on Dec. 19th)

Happy Holidays and all the best to you and yours in the New Year...

Don't Go Drinkin' (The Cashbox Kings)
When I Come to You (Jonny Lang)
Cold Shoulder (Adele)
Papercut (Tift Merritt)

Angels We Have Heard On High (Aretha Franklin)
It Snowed (Meaghan Smith)
O Holy Night (Musiq Soulchild)
Silent Night (Wynonna)

Travellin' Shoes (Ruth Moody)
Old Before Your Time (Ray LaMontagne)
Sweet Jane (Cowboy Junkies)
That's All (Michael Buble)

For You (Meg Mackey - local Juneau talent!)

Merry Christmas Baby (Charles Brown)
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Ella Fitzgerald)
I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (Billie Holiday)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Sister Rosetta Tharpe)

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Preservation Hall Jazz Band w/Paolo Nutini)
Rockin' Chair (Preservation Hall Jazz Band w/Louis Armstrong)
Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out (Preservation Hall Jazz Band w/Jason Isbell)
Winin' Boy Blues (Preservation Hall Jazz Band w/Dr. John - Congrats on being voted into the 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!)

Blue Christmas (Elvis w/Martina McBride)
Santa Claus is Back in Town (Elvis w/Wynonna Judd)
The Christmas Song (Chris Isaak)
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Harry Connick, Jr.)
Freight Train (Preservation Hall Jazz Band w/Ani DiFranco)
Happy Holidays Y'all!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

12-21-10 - Tideline

Dave Brubeck - Run, Run, Run to Bethleem
Dave Brubeck - "Farewell" Jingle Bells
Brad Mehldau Trio - Christmas Time Is Here
Sackville All Stars - At The Christmas Ball
Mark Turner - Pure Imagination
Charlie Bertiniand Friends - Frosty the Snowman
Bob James Trio - Personent Hodie (Sing Aloud On This Day)
Bela Fleck and Bob James - White Christmas
Mark Shane's X-mas Allstars - Medley: Oh Du Frohliche/Alle Jahre Wieder
Al Di Meola - Midwinter Nights
Al Di Meola - Inverno
Steve Lacy - A Merrier Christmas
Asleep At The Wheel - Swingin' Silent Nite
Selections from the Turtle Island String Quartet's "By the Fireside"

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Mudlark Sampler

Host - Jack Fontanella

Christmas Times Acomin', Larry Sparks, Christmas in the Hills
Christma Eve, Big Medicine, Too Old to Be Controlled
Old Christmas, Bruce Greene, Five Miles of Ellum Wood

Blueridge Mountain Holiday, The Breaking Up Christmas Story
1. Breaking Up Christmas,Tommy Jarrel, Kyle Creed, Bobby Patterson, Audine Lineberry
2. Old Bunch of Keys, Tommy Jarrel and Fred Cockerham
3. John Brown's Dream, Da Costa Woltz and the Southern Broadcasters
4. Richmond, Kirk Sutphin and Band
5. Tempy, Andy Cahan and Band
6. Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot, Toast String Strechers
7. Ragtime Annie, Slate Mountain Ramblers
8. Breaking Up Christmas, Camp Creek Boys
9. Breaking Up Christmas, Benton and Larry Flippen
10. Let Me Fall, The Camp Creek Boys
11. Breaking up Christmas, Benny Jarrel and Band
12. Breaking up Christmas, Fred Cockerham, Kyle Creed and Mac Snow
13. Cluck Old Hen, Tommy Jarrel, Kyle Creed, Paul Sutphin and Mac Snow
14. Little Maggie, Ernest East, Lawrence Low,e Fred Cockerham and Mac Snow
15. Beautiful Star of Bethlehem, Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys
16. Cherokee Shuffle, Wayne Henderson, Darrel Anderson and Jim Lloyd
17. Jack of Diamonds, Jerry Correl, Casey Hash, Donna Correl and Amy Hauslohner
18. Squirel Heads and Gravy, Brian Grim and friends
19. Sugar Hill, Nicholas and Chester MacMillan

It's Christmas Time, Larry Sparks, Christmas in the Hills
Christmas Eve, Trevor and Travis Stuart, Pretty Little Widow
Christmas Morning, Melvin Wine
Don't Make Us Cry On Christmas Day, Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys
Christmas Eve, Rafe Steffanni, Glory on the Big String
Bluegrass Christmas, The Del McCoury Band Featuring Ronnie McCoury, Christmas on the Mountain
Christmas Holiday, Pug Allen
Christmastime Will Soon Be Over, Fiddlin' John carson, Roots Vol. 1
Christmastime at Moonshine Hollow, Uncle Bud Landress
Christmastime in the Mountains, Stephen B. Tucker, Great Big Yam Potatoes

Kicking Up the Devil on a Holiday, Foghorn Stringband, Boombox Square Dance
Old Christmas Morning, The Haints Old Time Stringband
That's Christmas Time to Me, Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, Christmas Time with Ralph Stanley
Go Tell It on the Mountain, Larry Parks, Christmas On the Mountain
Christmas Music with a Difference
December 17, 2010

Vince Guaraldi Trio: Christmas is Coming
Miserable Offenders: Prepare the Royal Highway/Come, thou Long-Expected Jesus
Harmonic Brass: Es ist ein Ros entsprugen
A Wind Machine: Simple Gifts
Tallis & Byrd, Tudor Carols: Hodie Christus natus est
Wallace Collection of Victorian Carols: Gaudete!
Spirit of Christmas: I Saw Three Ships/Philih An Cheoil; Ding Don Merrily on High
A Celtic Christmas; Christ is Born a Child on earth
Robert Shaw Chamber Singers: Hacia Belin va un Borrico
Stober & Wells: Coventry Espagnol
Brothers of the Baladi: Deck the Halls; We Three Kings
Empier Brass: Patapan
GLAD: Joy to the World
Harry Simeone Chorale: Master in the Hall
ACapella Angels: Angels We Have Heard on High
Dean Evenson & D'Rachael: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Manheim Steamroller: Fum, Fum, Fum
Tina Lambert: O Come O Come Emmanuel
Mary O'Callahan: Silver Bells
Loreena McKennit: Noel Nouvelet!
Valeriu Apan & Miamon Miller: Star Song
Garrison Keillor: There are Angels Hovering Around
Hugh Downs: I Wonder as I Wander
Garrison Keillor & Tom Keith: The Twelve Days of Christmas
A Rubber Band Christmas: Rubber Bells
Jim Nabors: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
The Heralds: Go, Tell it on the Mountain
Chenille Sisters: All-Purpose Carol
The Players: We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Holiday Women's Perogative with Katie B.-2

Corrine Bailey Ray with Herbie Hancock
Tribute to Joni Mitchell

Meg Mackey
Ray of Sunshine
Live at KRNN with Katie B
Dec.9, 2010

Chris Williamson
Essential Chris Williamson

Collette Costa
Silent Night
A Juneau Christmas Album

Kathy Mattea
There's A New Kid in Town
Best of Americana Christmas

Judy Collins
Cherry Tree Carol
30 Christmas Stars

Mahalia Jackson
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Stockings by the Fire

Billy Holiday
I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
Best of Christmas Jazz 2
20th Century Masters
Christmas Collection

Sixpence None the Richer
Silent Night
Nettwerk Holiday Sampler

Dinah Washington
Ole Santa

Aimee Mann
White Christmas

You for Christmas

Betty Carter and Ray Charles
Betty its cold outside
Stockings by the Fire

Bella Ruse
Blue Christmas
Twas a Bella Ruse Christmas

Collette Costa
You Can't Blame a Girl

Holiday Women's Perogative with Katie B.

Liz Story
The Gift
Windham Hill

The Roches
Silver Bells
Best of Americana Christmas
Rel 2007

Shelby Lynne
Ain't Nothing Like Christmas
Merry Christmas

Sixpence None the Richer
Angels We have heard on High
Nettwerk Holiday Sampler

Butterfly Boucher
Cinnamon and Chocolate
Nettwerk Holiday Sampler

The Pretenders
2000 Miles
New Wave Xmas

The Bird and the Bee
Carol of the Bells
Stockings by the Fire

Hanukka Waltzing with You
The Alexandria Kleztet with Laura Brown
Happy Holidays vol. 2

The Supremes
My Favorite Things
Motown Christmas

Ella Fitzgerald
Sleigh Ride
Stockings By the Fire

Dolly Parton
Hard Candy Christmas
Best of Americans Christmas

Dianna Krall
Winter Wonderland
Stockings by the Fire

Loreena McKennitt
Winter Garden

A Fine Frenzy
Let it Snow
Stockings by the Fire

Patsy Cline
Walking After Midnight

The Waitresses
Christmas Wrapping
A Rock and Roll Christmas

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tideline 15 December 2010

Kickin' it with your host, Angelina: Joyeux Noël !

Grand Prix (CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band)
Buck's Nouvelle Jole Blon (Buckwheat Zydeco)
When You Got A Good Friend (Guy Davis)
Sugar (Deering & Down)

Please Come Home for Christmas (Fats Domino)
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christma (Etta James)
Lonesome Christmas (Lowell Fulson)
Christmas Comes But Once a Year (Charles Brown & Johnny Otis)

Red Rocking Chair (Black Prairie)
Oh, Atlanta (Alison Krauss & Union Station)
John Law Burned Down The Liquor Store (Chris Thomas King w/Colin Linden)
The Blaze (Rev Neil Down)

Alaskan Talent!:

The Christmas Song (Greg Booth)
Winter Wonderland (The After Six Orchestra)
Santa Baby (The Backstreet Blues Band)

Rock Like A Troubadour (Stadium - Anchorage -
Strike One (Stadium)
Just to Say Hello (Stadium)

My Heart (Meg Mackey - Juneau -
Sombrero (Meg Mackey)
For You (Meg Mackey)

Sleigh Ride (Harry Connick, Jr.)
Blue Christmas (Chris Isaak)
Oh Holy Night (Nat King Cole)

Be-Bop-A-Lula (Gene Vincent)
Rave On (Buddy Holly & The Crickets)
Sixty Minute Man (Billy Ward & The Dominoes)
Shake and Fingerpop (Junior Walker & The All Stars)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tideline 12-14-10

Zap Mama - Rafiki
Zohar Keter - Joshua's Song
Zohar - Ehad
Zohar - Midnight at the Bazaar
Gerado Rosales - Guasacaca
Gerado Rosales - Ua Salsa para Amsterdam
Gerado Rosales - Para el Rey
Khenany - (various)
Ali Akbar Khan - India Blue
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - (various)
Christopher Tin - Baba Yetu
Tony Allen - Secret Agent
Tony Allen - Ijo
Tony Allen - Switch
Soca Joe Band - Half Moon Bay

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Little Bit of Broadway
December 12, 2010

Stephen Schwartz is the only songwriter with three Broadway shows running more than 1,900 performances (Pippin, The Magic Show and Wicked). In addition, Godspell had an initial off-Braodway/Broadway combined run of 2,600 performances. He is also the lyricist (and Oscar winner) for animated musicals Pocahontas, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Prince of Egpyt, and Enchanted.

Today we enjoy his young-man-on-a-quest musical, Pippin.
Pippin...John Rubenstein
Leading player...Ben Vereen
Charlamagne...Eric Berry
Fastrada...Leland Palmer
Catherine...Jill Clayburgh
Berthe...Irene Ryan

We also hear Stephanie Mills performing "Ain't It Good" from one of Schwartz's lesser-known musicals "Children of Eden.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

We LikeKids! - Sunday, December 12, 2010

We Like Kids!
Sunday, December 12, 2010

Ferdinand the Bull - Read by David Ogden Stiers
Nighty Noodles - Bill Harley
Wish - Peter Alsop
This Is Our House - Sean McCollough
Hot Chocolate - John McCutcheon
Jolly Old St. Nick - Brave Combo
Jingle Bells - The Singing Dogs
The Eleven Cats of Christmas - Trout Fishing in America
I'm Gettin' Nuttin for Christmas - Art Mooney
How Many Days Til Christmas? - Jim Cosgrove
Will Santa Find Us Here? - Dan Crow
Christms from A to Z - Donna & Andy

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Jazz Beat/December 11, 2010


1. ARTIST: Straight No Chaser
SONG: "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch."
ALBUM: 'Christmas Cheers."

2. ARTIST: Youn Sun Nah
SONG: "My Favorite Things."
ALBUM: "Same Girl."

3. ARTIST: Chris Botti
SONG: "Little Drummer Boy."
ALBUM: "December."

4. ARTIST: Mainstreet
SONG: "Passion2."
ALBUM: "Children's Park."

5. ARTIST: Romantic Warrior
SONG: "Sorceress."
ALBUM: "Return To Forever."

6. ARTIST: The Near East Quartet
SONG: "Convenient Loss."
ALBUM: "Chaosmos."

7. ARTIST: The Near East Quartet
SONG: "Ou-Hu."
ALBUM: "Chaosmos."

8. ARTIST: Yellowjackets
SONG:"All Is Quiet."
ALBUM:"Club Nocturne."

9. ARTIST: Youn Sun Nah
SONG: "Enter Sandman."
ALBUM: "Same Girl."

10. ARTIST: Miles Davis
SONG: "Round About Midnight."
ALBUM: "Miles Davis, The Jazz Biography."
===================================== 8:00
11. ARTIST: Cat's Eye
SONG: "Argentina."
VENUE: Live at "The Old Place Jazz Club,"
Dalian, China.

8. ARTIST: Yellowjackets
SONG:"All Is Quiet."
ALBUM:"Club Nocturne."

9. ARTIST: "Youn Sun Nah
SONG: "Enter Sandman."
ALBUM: "Same Girl."

10. ARTIST: Miles Davis
SONG: "Round About Midnight."
ALBUM: "Miles Davis, The Jazz Biography."
===================================== 8:00
11. ARTIST: Cat's Eye
SONG: "Argentina."
VENUE: Live at "The Old Place Jazz Club,"
Dalian, China.

12. Rick Zelinsky
SONG:"Train 1967."
ALBUM: "Rick Zelinsky Live!"

13. ARTIST: Domick Farinacci
SONG: "Vision."
ALBUM: "Lovers, Tales And Dances."

14. ARTIST: David Sanborn
SONG: "Rain On Christmas."
ALBUM: "Jazz Christmas."

15. ARTIST: Mainstreet
SONG: "Lullaby (For Night Owls)."
ALBUM: :3Rd Street."

16. ARTIST: Jim & Friends
SONG: "With Is."
ALBUM: "4.0.6."

17. ARTIST: Third Coast Jazz Ensemble
SONG: "Minha Alma."
ALBUM: "Third Coast Jazz Ensemble, Vol. 2."

18. ARTIST: Mainstreet
SONG: "Nothing to lose."
ALBUM: "Children's Park."

19. ARTIST: Mainstreet
SONG: "The Poet."
ALBUM:"3Rd Street."


Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday Soundings 12/10

Host- John Gaguine

Nina Simone - Since I Fell for You, I Shall Be Released, That's All I Want from You, Gin House Blues

Mel Torme - The Christmas Song
Diana Krall - Let It Snow

Kim Nalley - Trouble in Mind, I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free (both from a Nina Simone tribute CD)

Chet Baker - Heather on the Hill (Lerner and Loewe, from Brigadoon)

Diane Schuur - Stormy Monday Blues, Who Will the Next Fool Be?, You've Got to Hurt Before You Heal

Michael Feinstein - Song

Frank Sinatra - Someone to Watch Over Me (Gershwins), It Was a Very Good Year, Luck Be a Lady (with Chrissie Hynde; from Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls)

Simone - A Single Woman (Rod McKuen), Marry Me (Simone), I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl

Nalley - Goin' to New York, Our Day Will Come (early 60s hit for Ruby and the Romantics)

Schuur - They Say It's Wonderful (Irving Berlin), Some Other Time (Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne)

Baker - I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face (Lerner and Loewe, from My Fair Lady)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wednesday Crosscurrents 12/8

Hosts - John Gaguine and Mike Godkin

No theme today

Bob Dylan - Just Like a Woman

Traveling Wilburys - Handle with Care (George Harrison), End of the Line (Harrison)

Linda Ronstadt - Love is a Rose (Neil Young), Poor Poor Pitiful Me (Warren Zevon), Heart Like a Wheel (Kate and Anna McGarrigle), When Will I Be Loved (Phil Everly)

Neil Young - Hey Hey My My (Into the Black), Heart of Gold, Sugar Mountain

Joan Baez - Farewell Angelina (Dylan), Diamonds and Rust (Baez - about Dylan), The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Robbie Robertson, of The Band - once Dylan's backup band)

Jackson Browne - Running on Empty, Somebody's Baby

Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi, Free Man in Paris, Carey
Tom Rush - Tin Angel (Mitchell)

Roy Orbison - Crying (with k.d. lang), Running Scared, It's Over

Bob Dylan and the Band - from the Last Waltz - Baby Let Me Follow You Down, I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)

Blood Sweat and Tears - I Can't Quit Her (Al Kooper), Sometime in Winter (Steve Katz), Just One Smile (Randy Newman)

Friends & Neighbors, Dec 1 2010

Eclectic as usual:

songs for fathers
from Hugh Blumenfeld, Dad
    NICU at Nite
            Daddy I'm Awake
from Tom Paxton, The Marvelous Toy

from theTallboys, Round the Bend
    Farmer's Daughter

from the Country Sampler, OASIS Vol X:5
  Johnny Price and the Rhythm Riders
    Straight A's in Love
  Doug Tracker
    Those Outlaw Guys
  One Horse Shy
           Honey in my Tea
  Todd Berry
           Don't Let This Hat Fool You
  Susie Knight
           Down This Road Again

from Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band
    Two Soldiers
    Turtle Dove

from Bob Dylan, The Rest of the Original Mono Recordings
    The Times They Are A-Changing

from Grant Dermody, Lay Down My Burden
    Twelve Gates to the City

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tideline 12-7-10

Charlie Haden - Introduction -> Hello My Lovely
The Rosenberg Trio - Cocquette, Them There Eyes and Micro
The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band - Datune, Sentimental Over Mental Food and Giuseppi
David Alan Gross - Love Letter (To My Father), Free and Clear and Swinging at the Haven
Groove Collective - Forgotten Travelers, DFU and Mambo Mongo
Brian Groder - SpellCast, Diverging Orbits and Jingo
Vince Guaraldi - selections from Greatest Hits

Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Little Bit of Broadway

She Loves Me

Back in 1978, I, like many others of the time, had a crush on Robin Ellis as Poldark. So, when PBS ran a musical called She Loves Me starring Ellis in the male lead, I of course had to watch. And this was my introduction to what I have to admit is my #1 favorite musical.

It’s not your typical musical of the time (maybe that’s why Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock had to wait for a year until Fiddler on the Roof to win the Tony for best musical.) There aren’t any big show-stopping numbers, and only one real chorus number, although the chorus does appear throughout the show. This musical is just more intimate, smaller and more personal, just a perfect little jewel box of a show. The best word to describe it is charming. And no, that’s NOT a bad thing.

Georg and Amelia have been exchanging “dear friend” letters and are falling in love with other. They end up working with each other (without knowing it, of course) and they can’t stand each other. But, of course, they work thru all their problems, and the problems of everyone else in the shop by the end of the show. Plus, it all ends happily on Christmas Eve!

We are listening to the original cast today, but if you get the chance to see the 1978 BBC production, do so. I don’t think it is out on DVD, but there are some sections of it available (rather blurry) on Youtube. Robin Ellis makes a lovely somewhat awkward Georg. Hey, maybe it’s time to put Poldark on my Netflix list.

Music Jerry Bock
Lyrics Sheldon Harnick
Book Joe Masteroff
Basis Miklos Laszlo's play Parfumerie

Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday Soundings 12/3

Host - John Gaguine

Mostly jazz, mostly vocals, with a little Christmas music to start December

Michael Feinstein - Wind in the Willow, Such Sweet Sorrow, But Beautiful

Fats Domino - Christmas Is a Special Day, Silver Bells, Amazing Grace

Shauna Lee - Fever, Over the Rainbow, Since I Fell for You

Jay Geils - Wholly Cats (Benny Goodman), Blues Walk (Clifford Brown)
J. Geils Band - Looking for a Love

Ranee Lee - All I Ask of You (from Phantom of the Opera), Don't Cry for Me Argentina (from Evita)
Sarah Brightman - Think of Me (from Phantom again)

Johnny Mathis - Joy to the World, Away in a Manger, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Merry Christmas

Robben Ford and the Blue Line - My Love Will Never Die (Otis Rush), Prison of Love (Ford)

Michael Feinstein - Medley from Finian's Rainbow - How Are Things in Glocca Mora?, Old Devil Moon, When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love, Look to the Rainbow, If This Isn't Love

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thursday Tideline with Katie B. 12-2-10

Brandon Flowers
Only the Young

Arcade Fire
The Suburbs
The Suburbs

Bryan Ferry
You can Dance

Nora Jones (with Charlie Hunter)
More than this (Bryan Ferry)
...featuring Norah Jones

Dan Bern
dog boy van

Steve Earle
Christmas in Washington
This is Christmas
Collection Rel. 2007

Woody Guthrie
Hannukah Dance
Hard Travelin'
Asch Recordings
Vol. 3
Smithsonian Folkways
Rel 1998

Buddy Tabor
Brand New Jesus
Edge of Despair

Aretha Franklin and Mary J. Blige
Never Gonna Break My Faith
Bobby Soundtrack

John Lee Hooker Jr.
People Want a Change
Live in Istanbul Turkey

Black Keys
Sinister Kid

Mason Jennings
California, Pt. 2
Mason Jennings

The Doors
Roadhouse Blues
Greatest Hits

Boom Boom
John Lee Hooker Jr.
Live in Istanbul

Red Wine Stain
Leaving Nothing

Faron Young
Wine Me Up
Golden Hits
REl. 2005

Louden Wainwright III
White Winos
Last Man on Earth

Scott Miller
Letters to My Self

Justin Townes Earle
Mama's Eyes
Midnight at the Movies

L.J. Boot
The Tie that Stays
The Road that Leads Me Home

Nora Jones and Willy Nelson
Baby it's cold outside
..featuring Norah Jones

Be Good Tanya's
Rain and Snow
Blue Horse

I Feel it all
The reminder

Joni Mitchell
Coming in from the Cold
Songs of a Prarie Girl

Alison Krauss
Get Me Through December
A Hundred Miles or MOre
A Collection

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tideline 1 Dec 2010

Kickin' it with your host, Angelina: Happy December!

Just spending a little more time with each artist this evening...

(Ruth Moody - The Garden)
Never Said Good-Bye
Tell Me
Travellin' Shoes
We Can Only Listen

(Ray LaMontagne)
Hold You In My Arms
You Are The Best Thing
Gone Away From Me
Devil's in the Jukebox

(Grace Potter)
Crazy Parade
Nothing But the Water Part I
Nothing But the Water Part II

(KT Tunstall)
Through the Dark
Gone to the Dogs
Miniature Disasters

(Ryan Adams)
To Be Young
Easy Plateau

(Tift Merritt)
Trouble Over Me
Laid A Highway

(The Laura Blackley Band)
Best of Me
Never Been Wrong
Liquid Courage

Wednesday Crosscurrents 12/1

Host - John Gaguine

Elton John - I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues (with Mary J. Blige), Tiny Dancer, Rocket Man

Alison Krauss - Baby Now That I've Found You, Let Me Touch You for Awhile, Forget About It, Baby Mine (from Dumbo)

Bob Dylan - Simple Twist of Fate, Shelter from the Storm, One More Night
Al Kooper and Stephen Stills - from Supersession - It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Dylan)
Gene Clark - Mr. Tambourine Man (Dylan)

Kathy Mattea - Standing Knee Deep in a River (Dying of Thirst), Walking Away a Winner, The Cape (Guy Clark), Listen to the Radio (Nanci Griffith)

Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey

Suzy Bogguss and Chet Atkins - When She Smiled at Him
Roseanne Cash - I Still Miss Someone
Mary Chapin Carpenter, Cheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris - Flesh and Blood

Doors - Break on Through, Love Me Two Times, Light My Fire

Grateful Dead - Lovelight