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The Paul Slavens Show: Live blog for December 12 2010

by Paul Slavens 12 Dec 2010 7:37 PM

This is where you can leave you music suggestions and polite comments.
Make sure to leave a link to where music can be found.


Brrrrrr !!!! Best keep somewhere warm and groove out to hot tunes !!
This is where you can leave you music suggestions and polite comments.
Make sure to leave a link to where music can be found.

New to me this week:
Social Distortion
Caro Emerald
Lazy Lester
Mitsuko Uchida
Robert Mitchum
Wilmoth Houdini

Tonight’s set list:

 Nina Simone, “Marriage Is For Old Folks,” The 60’s Vol. 1, Ne Me Quitte Pas
Social Distortion, “Story Of My Life,” Social Distortion
Minus The Bear, “Fulfill the Dream” (Old Italy Remix by Tyondai Braxton), Interpretaciones Del Oso

Al Green, “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart,” Let’s Stay Together
Caro Emerald, “A Night Like This,” Ibiza Beats – Volume 3 Sunset Chill & Beach Lounge
Traffic, “Sittin’ Here Thinkin’ Of My Love,” John Barleycorn Must Die

Lazy Lester,  “Sad City Blues,” Blues Stop Knockin’
Leonard Bernstein; NY Philharmonic, “Overture to Candide,”  Bernstein: Candide Overture; etc
Elliott Smith, “Needle in the Hay,” An Introduction To Elliott Smith

Queen, “In The Lap Of The Gods,” Sheer Heart Attack
Queen, “Stone Cold Crazy,” Sheer Heart Attack
Charlie Parker, “In The Still Of The Night,” Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve
Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, “The Dust Blows Forward ‘N the Dust Blows Back,” Trout Mask Replica
Björk, “The Comet Song, The Comet Song [+digital booklet]

Karen Elson, “The Ghost Who Walks,” The Ghost Who Walks
Huey ‘Piano’ Smith And His Clowns, “Well I’ll Be John Brown,” Having A Good Time with Huey ‘Piano’ Smith & His Clowns
Morphine, “Buena” (Album Version), Cure For Pain
John Lee Hooker,  “Boom Boom,” I’m John Lee Hooker

John Lennon, “#9 Dream (2010 – Remaster),” Power To The People – The Hits
Mitsuko Uchida, “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra,  Op.42 Molto Allegro,”  Schoenberg: Piano Concerto etc.
Robert Mitchum, “Coconut Water,” Calypso – Is Like So…!
Imogen Heap, “Hide and Seek,” Speak For Yourself

Leon Russell, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (1995 Digital Remaster),” Hank Wilson’s Back!
David Cassidy & The Partridge Family, “I Think I Love You,” The Definitive Collection
Solex vs Cristina Martinez + Jon Spencer, “Too Much – Too Fast,” Amsterdam Throwdown, King Street Showdown!
Wilmoth Houdini, “Queen of the Amazon,” Rum and Coca-Cola
Carmen Miranda, “I – Yi – Yi – Yi – Yi (I Like You Very Much),” Carmen Miranda

Wanda Jackson,  “Silver Threads And Golden Needles,” Vintage Collections
Frank Zappa, “Aybe Sea,” Strictly Genteel: A Classical Introduction To Frank Zappa – 1997
Richard Harris, “Didn’t We,” A Tramp Shining
Cream, “Born Under A Bad Sign,” Wheels Of Fire

  • Paul Slavens

    I am here waiting for you to communicate coolness to me.

  • Robert Fripp’s Intimidating Silence

    How did you get this far in life, and as spiffy as you are, without ever finding out about Social Distortion? Explain, or don’t.

  • Mike McCarthy


    As always, thanks for wonderful “lateral linkage” that your music selections provide and create!

    Here’s one based on the Social Distortion tune “Story of my Life” you played earlier this evening: That was the closing song in Adam Carolla’s under-rated but very enjoyable movie “The Hammer.”

    Carolla is a also a big fan of The Offspring (SoCal connection), and I like the very tongue-in-cheek “Pretty Fly for White Guy” by them.

    Thanks again for your entertaining (and educational) show.

    Semper Fi,

    Mike McC

  • James L

    Hey Paul,

    How about some Chet Atkins next week? I first heard him on your show a few years back and absolutely love his unique and varied guitar work — great stuff.

    Thanks for the tunes!

  • Hi Paul

    Can you play some Hank Williams III? Like “Mississippi Mud”? Thanks Paul.

  • Paul Slavens

    These are all nifty ideas and a good mix of styles too.
    Excellent! Thanks.

  • Reg

    Could you play some Art Tatum? Yesterdays?

    Or Phillip Glass.

  • Paul Slavens

    I could definitely get some of that on next week.

  • Susan

    I thought that in The Blues Brothers when they were all outside, they were singing Shake Your Tailfeather.

  • Listening to something you played a few minutes back reminded me of Nimrod Workman. He was an old Appalachian coal miner famous for his excellent renditions of some of that region’s folk music. Not sure if you’ve heard him, but you should check some of his singing out. I first saw him in a documentary about mining — he’s a great musician to be check out.

  • Jon A. Haslett

    There’s a video of John Lee Hooker singing “Boom, Boom” in “The Blues Brothers” here:

  • Paul Slavens

    Cool! I will check that vid when I get home
    and I would love to check out Nimrod Workman.
    Thanks a bunch, a new discovery for me !!!

  • joseba

    Hey Paul, I believe it’s “Hank WILSON’S Back”,
    not to split hairs, But love the album.

  • Paul Slavens

    Yeah, I saw that on my setlist but I thought it was a misprint so I said Williams, but yep, you are right.

  • Jon A. Haslett

    It’d be nice if you played some Killdares. How about “Glasgow” from “Secrets of the Day,” which I’ve never heard them play live.

  • Paul Slavens

    I will see if I can locate it.

  • joseba

    BTW, Great show!, Even liked the, ahem, Partridge Family thingy.

    Keep up the good work.

  • Paul Slavens

    Ain’t nothin’ wrong with that song. Its very well put together
    and it was a huge hit.

  • Paul Slavens

    Thanks as always for sharing the evening and your suggestions
    tune in next week !


  • Dave

    Thanks for the intro to Imogene Heap. Wow. Just bought the album.

  • JoAnn Philips

    I’ve got a new CD from an extremely talented young man from the Dallas area, Michael Jay Purser. The cd is called,”Snaps and Shakes”, and my favorite song is called “Dreaming”. It’s such a great song, would really love to hear it on the radio!

  • Porcupine Tree. From the U.K. Their last Album “The Incident” Is incredible. They have been around for quite awhile and have many more.

  • Oh yeah, great show Paul thanks alot