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The Paul Slavens Show: Live Blog for July 4, 2010

by Paul Slavens 4 Jul 2010 7:46 PM

Tonight, we will have a considerable amount of music about America. Then, in celebration of six years on the radio, I will play some of my all-time favorite music.


Happy 4th everybody!
Well, I never do themes, but in order to make sure I keep with my no-theme rule, that means that I must sometimes do a theme, lest my no-theme actually becomes a theme.
So, with that explained, tonight we will have a considerable amount of music about America. Then, in celebration of six years on the radio, I will play some of my all-time favorite music. Hope you enjoy – leave comments and suggestions for future shows and have a great night.

Tonight’s setlist:

Ray Charles, “America The Beautiful,” Genius – The Ultimate Ray
Charles Collection

Brazilian Girls, “Noveau Americain,” New York City

Yes, “America (Remastered Single Edit),” Close To The Edge [Expanded and

Kate Smith, “God Bless America,” Best Of

Kiss, “Rockin’ In The U.S.A.,” Alive II

The Residents, “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” Stars and Hank Forever
The Costello Show (featuring Elvis Costello), “American Without Tears,” King Of America

Caetono Veloso, “Soy Loco por ti  America,” Tropicalia

Leonard Cohen, “Democracy,” The United States of Poetry

Broadcast, “America’s Boy,” Tender Buttons

The Beach Boys, “Surfin’ U.S.A. (Mono)” Endless Summer

Brian Eno/David Byrne, “America Is Waiting (Album Version),” My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

Noel Coward, “I Like America (Ace Of Clubs),” The Compact Coward

Leonard Bernstein and The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, “America,” West Side Story – Original Broadway Cast

Brave Combo, “Hail to the Chief/Minstrel Boy,” Holidays!

Kansas, “Song For America (Single Edit),” Song For America

Kronos Quartet/Ben Johnson, “Lawless Things,” Howl, U.S.A.

David Bowie & The Pat Metheny Group, “This Is Not America (2002 Digital
Remaster),” Best Of Bowie

Brian Eno, “The Fat Lady of Limbourg,” Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy
Igor Stravinsky, “Dumbarton Oaks, Movement 1,” Boulez, Barenboim

The Books, “It Never Changes To Stop,” Lost And Safe

Deerhoof, “Milk Man,” Milk Man

George Jones and Tammy Wynette, “Take Me,” Tender Years

Pixies, “Subbacultcha,” Trompe Le Monde

MOM, “Airplane Arms,” Little Brite

The Shaggs, “My Pal Foot Foot,” Philosophy of the World

Frank Zappa, “Outrage At Valdez,” Strictly Genteel

The Velvet Underground, “15 – Temptation Inside Your Heart,” Peel Slowly And

  • Paul Slavens

    I am here
    got some music suggestions?

  • Stephen Becker

    Paul –
    No suggestions tonight – just wanted to say congratulations for six big years on the air. North Texas music fans are better for it.

  • Paul Slavens

    thanks man
    cant believe they are still letting me play whatever I want

  • Pamitha Scissom

    I don’t know if that was the rockinest KISS song ever, but hard to believe it was their debut.

  • Pamitha Scissom

    have you ever played Beausoliel on the show?

  • WOW, who just performed Cohen’s “Democracy.”
    gotta have it! excellent find

  • America The Beautiful, by Ray Charles.

  • Paul Slavens

    that is a great version isnt it, got that from Jeff Barnes of Brave Combo.
    Started the how off with Ray Charles, guess you missed it, sorry.
    I have not checked out beausoliel, thanks

  • If you have “Big Science” handy Laurie Anderson’s “Song of Hiawatha” would be a good fit today.

  • Pamitha Scissom

    Have I missed the coolest Neil Diamond song “They come into America” from the Jazz Singer?

  • Paul Slavens

    I passed on that Neil Diamond gem. sorry.
    I will have to get that laurie anderson on for you next week

  • “Homeland” might be out by then. Saw her perform it at McFarland. Different.

  • Paul Slavens

    I played a track off homeland last week
    I like it a whole lot

  • Francois & Rebecca

    Felicitations, Paul, and Happy 4th !

    Great selection of music tonight.

    Wondering if you could include something by Ethiopian singer Gigi next week or early Catherine Wheel?

    Thanks !

    R & F

  • Phil

    Hey man u should dig out the Billy ratcliff & the economy live at rubber gloves cd. Slow down Hanna (tr 2) is awesome!!

  • Ah, foot-foot. Catchy tune. I’m sure i’ll be singing along with THAT in the shower for the next week…