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The Paul Slavens Show: Live blog for November 28, 2010
by Paul Slavens 28 Nov 2010

Howdy, cold and windy, best to stay inside where it’s toasty and check out some groovy tunes. this is where you can leave your polite comments and music suggestions.


Howdy, cold and windy, best to stay inside where it’s toasty and check out some groovy tunes. I asked a bunch of people what songs had the best lyrics and we will hear some of those suggestions tonight.
As always this is where you can leave your polite comments and music suggestions. Make sure to leave a link to where the music can be purchased.
New to me this week:
Anja Garbarek
The Twilite Singers
The Trashmen
BW Stevenson
Red Steagall

Bjork – “Like Someone In Love”  – Debut
Jean Michel Jarre – “Equinoxe Part 4” – The Essential Jean Michel Jarre
Blind Faith – “Can’t Find My Way Home” – Blind Faith
Patsy Cline – “Three Cigarettes In An Ashtray” – 20 Best of Patsy Cline

Ishi – “Through The Trees” – Through The Trees
Explosions In The Sky – “So Long – Lonesome” – All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
Fiona Apple – “Why Try To Change Me Now” – The Best Is Yet To Come: The Songs Of Cy Coleman

Don Williams – “Some Broken Hearts Never Mend” – Don Williams 20 Greatest Hits
Erik Satie/Roland Pöntinen – “Six Gnossiennes (1889-97): Gnossienne No. 1” – The 99 Darkest Pieces of Classical Music
Mavis Staples – “Losing You” – You Are Not Alone
Neil Young – “One of These Days” – Harvest Moon

Anja Garbarek – “Sleep” – Briefly Shaking
Daniel Lanois –“I Love You” – Shine
Centro-matic – “Counting the Stars” – Daytrotter Session
Warren Zevon – “Accidentally Like A Martyr” – The Best Of Warren Zevon (US Release)

Percy Sledge – “When A Man Loves A Woman” – When A Man Loves A Woman (US Release)
Joni Mitchell – “The Wolf That Lives In Lindsey”  – Mingus
The Twilight Singers – “Martin Eden” – Blackberry Belle

Daniel Folmer – “Medicine” – Danny Rush and the Designated Drivers
The Trashmen – “Surfin’ Bird” – Tube City!: The Best Of The Trashmen
Bat For Lashes – “Two Planets” – Two Suns
B.W. Stevenson – “My Maria” – The Very Best of B.W. Stevenson
Carla Kihlstedt – “Lovely Ugly” – Two Foot Yard

Cole Porter – “You’re The Top” – The Great Composers
Geri Allen, Charlie Haden & Paul Motian – “Dolphy’s Dance” – Etudes
Jackson Browne – “These Days”  – For Everyman

Sleigh Bells – “Run The Heart” – Treats
Red Steagall – “Lone Star Beer And Bob Wills Music” – Lone Star Beer And Bob Wills Music
The Books – “Group Autogenics II” – The Way Out
Ron Moody – “Reviewing the Situation” – Oliver! – Original London Cast


  • Paul Slavens

    I am here and waiting for you on the “bolg”

    • tpowell

      I changed it to “blog” 😉 Hope that was okay.

  • Megan constance

    chris Whitley- big sky country
    Daniel lanois- the maker
    patti Griffin- making pies

  • Paul Slavens

    got some daniel lanois coming, lucky you
    I will check out the others for next week

  • Tay

    Hi Paul, listening while doing homework. Wondering if you have heard of Dispatch.. probably have. But, anyhoo-some of their best songs I believe are The General ( the remix is also really good- check that out too!) and also Bang Bang is a great song as well.

    I am a fan of all of their stuff but those are probably the easiest to find


  • Mike in Colorado

    Great mix of songs tonight, and what is the name of that last ‘jazz daughter’?
    And if you will, a few less love songs -just got the let go. Gee wizz, it wasn’t that big a deal really, but your tunes are working up a real melancholy. 🙂

  • Paul Slavens

    never heard of em
    I will check em out this week

  • Charisse

    Some of my favorite songs whose lyrics I enjoy are, Drops of Jupiter, by Train and, A Pirate Looks at Forty by Jimmy Buffett.

  • Paul Slavens

    yo mike, sorry about your love life, nothing a little shot of whiskey wont cure
    her name was Anja Garbarek
    this week I am playing songs that people said had great lyrics, unfortunately a lot of em are about stupid love stuff

  • Hey, Paul! Can you play All Along the Watchtower from The Dave Matthew’s Band. I think it’s off an EP or live album. Thanks and love the mix tonight!

  • Bird

    lyrics Primus- Mr. Krinkle

  • Paul Slavens

    I will have to look that one up for next week
    but thanks

  • Hey Paul,
    How about “Pictures of you” by The Last Goodnight?

  • Christopher Robin

    Hey Paul, I loved hearing The Twilight Singers on the air! They are a remarkable band and a great live show. I guessing your friend also mentioned that the front man is Greg Dulli of Afghan Whigs fame. He has a solo record that is in a similar vibe to the Twilight stuff but with a little edge added. Also Greg hooked up with Screaming Trees front man Mark Lanegan for a project called The Gutter Twins. it’s a good bit darker than the Twilight stuff and makes good use of Mark’s erie voice along with Greg’s gutteral yells in the background. Good stuff.

    I should also mention that Dulli is a great source for unique lyrics. All the stuff above is loaded with content.


  • Rich Nicely

    play Greg Laswell, the song Your Ghost, on an EP called Covers.

  • Now, that’s what I call self-improvement.

  • Rebecca & François

    Thanks for the Jean-Michel Jarre! How about some Antonio Carlos Jobim for next week?


  • Okay, if you are playing the Sleigh Bells how about the’s “I’m Blue”. They were featured in the movie “Kill Bill”.

  • Paul Slavens

    thanks for all the great suggestions
    tune in next week !

  • paul

    J. Paul:
    Another great show. Enjoyed the Anja Garbarek, who is indeed the daughter of the renowned jazz saxaphonist Jan Garbarek. He recorded extensively on ECM in the 1980’s with Keith Jarrett, Eberhard Weber, Terje Rypdal, Bill Frissell, Gary Peacock, Pat Metheny. All of those ECM recordings from Norway in the 1980’s were wonderful, mostly mixed by Jan Erik Kongshaug. (especially on vinyl). Here are a couple of Terje’s tunes on Youtube if you aren’t familiar with his wonderful guitar work. Ornen and The Prayer.



    Thanks for the B.W. Stevenson and Red Steagall, almost makes me homesick for Texas…..perhaps not

    in Ruidoso

  • Jeff Criss

    Hey paul, just a couple bands you might want to give a try that i love

    Miniature Tigers
    Drew Grow & The Pastors Wives