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Paul Slavens Show: Blog for June 27, 2010

by Paul Slavens 27 Jun 2010 7:47 PM

Hey there.
I hope you are staying cool.
I am here to help with cool music.


Hey there.
I hope you are staying cool.
I am here to help with cool music.
This is where you leave your polite comments and music suggestions.
Make sure and leave a link if you can so we can buy it if we want.
New to me this week: Balmorhea, Nina Nastasia, Bally Sagoo and Hayes Carll.

Tonight’s Playlist:

Charlotte Gainsbourg, “La Collectionneuse,” IRM
Balmorhea, “Coahuila,” All Is Wild, All Is Silent
Donovan, “Season Of The Witch,” Sunshine Superman
Darktown Strutters, “Grab a Silver Bullet” (radio edit) Darktown Strutters
Otis Spann, “Love, Love, Love,” Otis Spann – From The Archives (Digitally Remastered)
Nina Nastasia, “What’s Out There,” Outlaster
The Roots, “Walk Alone,” How I Got Over
Brad Mehldau, “Capriccio” Highway Rider
Bally Sagoo, “Choli Ke Peeche,” Bollywood Flashback
Jackson 5, “Doctor My Eyes,” Soulsation! Disc 2
Schoenberg, “Pierrot Lunaire” Valse De Chopin Contempoartensemble, Sonia Bergamasco, Pietro De Maria & Mauro Ceccanti
Conway Twitty, “I’d Love To Lay You Down,” Number Ones
Nina Simone, “Pirate Jenny,” The 60’s Vol. 1 – Ne Me Quitte Pas
Steely Dan, “Any Major Dude Will Tell You,” Pretzel Logic
Loudon Wainwright III, “Where The Whippoorwill Is Whispering Goodnight,” High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project
Daniel Folmer, “Skin and Bones,” 20 Bands/74.4 Minutes!
Enoch Light, “Fascinating Rhythm,” Provocative Percussion
Luciana Souza, “O Bolo,” Brazilian Duos
Geeshie Wiley, “Last Kind Words,” Mississippi Masters: Early American Blues Classics 1927 – 35

Danny Balis, “If You’re Trying To Kill Me,” Too Much Living
Laurie Anderson, “The Lake,” Homeland
Hayes Carll, “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up,” Trouble In Mind
Cat Power, “Silver Stallion,” Jukebox
John Zorn, “Toys,” The Dreamers
Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions, “I’m The One Who Loves You,” The Anthology 1961-1977 (Disc 1)
Mike Hankinson, “Sonata in D major” (Scarlatti), The Unusual Classical Synthesizer

  • Paul Slavens

    I am here!
    I am pretty stoked about tonites list
    hope you like it
    and hey, what do you think would be great for people to hear?

  • Philip

    Love your playlist as always. I’ve some suggestions:

    “Small Town Girl” or “Dreamy” by Tracy Thorn in the album, A Distant Shore. I’ve requested Tracy Thorn several times, but I don’t think you’ve ever played her for whatever reason.

    “Ladies” by Lee Fields and the Expressions. Definitely has a summer feel to it. 70’s throwback, like Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.

    Play some Cecil Taylor if you have it.


  • rob

    my buddy and i made a record earlier this year just for kicks. recorded to tape and pressed on 7″ vinyl. the digital copies were taken from the test pressings

    love the show. seen you play with sarah jaffe a few times.

  • Amanda

    Glad to hear Darktown Strutters – they played at City Tavern last Friday with George Quartz. If you haven’t heard Quartz’s interpretation of Harry Nilsson’s “Coconut,” I definitely recommend you checking it out. It’s pretty fantastic.

  • Sara

    I would love to hear Mark Geary….Irish/New York musician.

  • Paul Slavens

    I been wanting to see G Quartz for a while now.
    Love me some Strutters.
    I have played T Thorn but it has been awhile.
    I will get her on soon.
    And thanks for all the other suggestions too.

  • j.d.

    Gotta play “the grips” by Benjy Ferree.

  • Andrew

    how about something from the mynabirds?

  • Bobby-Lee (“B L”) Zebubba

    How ’bout some Richard Cheese?

  • Paul Slavens

    Wow, those are 3 I have never heard of.
    I will check it out.

  • acceptable songs for Germany’s world cup victory include Kurt Weil, Beethoven, and Nico.

  • Paul Slavens

    I already played some Kurt Weill tonite
    am I good or what

  • Paul Slavens

    guess thats it for tonite friends
    thanks, feel free to stop in during the week and add more ideas

  • Pamitha Scissom

    Thanks for the Hayes Carll. Nice selection. I should have expected it, knowning your affinity for Mr.Waits. Kinda mirrors my feeling tonight, too. Full moons make me rather maudlin.

  • Bobby-Lee (“B L”) Zebubba

    Regarding Richard Cheese, think of him as kind of a forgotten member of the Rat Pack. His popularity “became more selective” as they say and he kind of fell on hard times, but lately he’s been working on a comeback and updating his repertoire, with the following results that I recommend:

    1) Rock the Casbah, off of “I’d Like a Virgin (#162 at; or maybe
    2) Personal Jesus 2006, off of “Tuxicity” (#155 at; or maybe
    3) Enter Sandman, off of “Apertif for Destruction” (#91 at

    Warning: if you deviate from these selections from his catalog, watch out for the blue words.

  • Impressive. Dell Vikings, Platters, the Specials or Skatalites would be good also.

  • Bobby-Lee (“B L”) Zebubba

    Hey! I just realized your next show will be on the Fourth of July, which makes the following Richard Cheese “work” perfect: “American Idiot” (again off of of his “Apertif for Destruction” collection, available here as #106:

  • chip

    You always say to leave messages during the week too–so here goes. The NPR First Listen today was the new CD by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse (RIP)in collaboration with (among others) David Lynch, “Dark Night of the Soul.” Listened to all of it today and I’d recommend the title track. Some of the others are really interesting too. Not released yet but maybe the station got a copy?

  • Hi Paul

    I have a few suggestions:

    The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway: Genesis
    Brown Sugar: ZZ Top
    Peace Frog/Blue Sunday: The Doors
    Gravity’s Gone: Drive By Truckers

    Just wandering if you’ll play these. Thanks Paul

  • Romer

    As today happens to be 30 June, how about “Last Day of June” from Finn (The Finn Brothers, Neil and Tim) off the “Finn” album for an upcoming weekend show? Don’t know if the station might have the album or not.

    Besides ordering by import, another way to purchase it is via iTunes. The album isn’t listed in the United States (or Canada) iTunes Store, so you’d have to purchase an online gift certificate in another country’s iTunes Store, which then allows you to purchsse music in that country’s store even if living here in the US. A quick look indicated that the iTunes Store in Australia, United Kingdom, and New Zealand all have it available. Others would probably carry it, as well.