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The Paul Slavens Show: Live Blog for April 17, 2011

by Therese Powell 17 Apr 2011 7:53 PM

It’s Sunday and time to listen to some groovy music.


Its a beautiful spring night–kind of smokey, but still beautiful.  So sit back, watch the amazing sunset and listen to some groovy tunes.
This is where you can leave your polite comments and music suggestions. Please leave a link to where the music can be purchased or listened to.  New to me this week: Ben Higginbotham, Soft Boys, Trombone Shorty, Jule Cruise, Panda Bear, The Cush, The Now Time Delegation.

Nina Simone, “Wild Is The Wind (Live Version – September 15 –  1959),” Nina Simone At Town Hall
Kraftwerk, “Spacelab (2009 Digital Remaster),” The Man Machine
John Grant, “Marz,” Queen of Denmark
Ben Higginbotham, “21,” BTW3
Horace Silver, “Sanctimonious Sam,” Song For My Father
Gorillaz, “Empire Ants (Feat. Little Dragon),” Plastic Beach
The Association, “Windy,” Greatest Hits
Imogen Heap, “Tidal,” Ellipse
Gotan Project, “Tu Misterio,” Tango 3.0
The Soft Boys, “Positive Vibrations,” Underwater Moonlight
Desmond Dekker, “My Precious Love,” Reggae Reggae Reggae – 20 Reggae Greats
Little Feat, “Willin’,” Waiting For Columbus
Trombone Shorty, “Neph,” Backatown
Charley Pride, “Kaw-Liga,” All-Time Greatest Hits – Volume 1
Julee Cruise, “Into The Night,” Soundtrack From Twin Peaks
Dirty Projectors, “Hyperballad,” Stereogum Presents… Enjoyed: A Tribute To Björk’s Post
Marty Stuart/Ralph Mooney, “Crazy Arms (Featuring Ralph Mooney),” Ghost Train – The Studio B Sessions
Smokey Robinson, “Shop Around,” The Definitive Collection
Fishboy, “Allen Moss – Victor,” Classic Creeps
Battles, “Tras,” Tras
Panda Bear, “Tomboy,” Tomboy
Astrud Gilberto, “Windy,” Windy
The Middle East, “Fool’s Gold,” The Recordings of The Middle East
Libertad Lamarque, “Volvé,” Antología Del Tango Argentino – Vol. 1
The Flaming Lips, “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 1,” Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
The Cush , “The Deer And The Owl,” Between The Leaves
Donovan, “Atlantis,” The Very Best Of Donovan
The Now Time Delegation, “Nothing But A Heartache,” Watch For Today

  • Hey Paul,
    Sorry for the inconvenience, but I think my dad made a typo. Lee Higginbotham should be Ben Higginbotham, sorry for that.

  • Paul Slavens

    new to me this week:
    Lee Higgenbotham
    The Soft Boys
    Trombone Shorty
    Julee Cruise
    Panda Bear
    The Middle East

  • Paul Slavens

    It was probably my bad, I was so used to seeing Lee H that I accidentally said it. Also, you should try to see to it that somehow you get the info for all the songs to automatically show up as mp3 tags when Itunes looks at your CD, it needs to be entered into a CDDB. Then dummys like me wont make mistakes like this.
    good job, dude, keep up the good work.

  • Whoa! I have been singing “Windy” all day because of the wind. Nice to hear some The Association / Wrecking Crew.

  • Gregor

    The upcoming second version of “Windy” has me curious…Paul, have you ever tried a whole show of nothing but artists performing cover versions of other artists or well-known songs?

  • Regan

    Neko Case
    Jason Lytle, since he was here Saturday

  • As for a request goes, I was wondering if you could play “Sonic Bloom” by Tripping Daisy. If you can’t get your hands on a copy of it (since it’s out of print), the Polyphonic Spree version would be fine. The other day when I posted that article in a comment on your status about songs that were decades ahead of their time, I started looking into the work of Jean-Jacques Perrey and noticed that his song “Mary France” sounds so similar to “Sonic Bloom” that Tim DeLaughter MUST have been influenced by it.

    “Mary France” by Jean-Jacques Perrey
    “Sonic Bloom” by Tripping Daisy

    Jean-Jacques Perrey on iTunes:
    Polyphonic Spree on iTunes:

  • Regan

    Just watched a nice video of kassin+2 and joao donato at the Luaka Bop website. Don’t know where you could get an mp3 of it though. Song was O Seu Lugar. I think they are dem portuguese speaking people.

  • Paul Slavens

    I have as one of my guiding principles to avoid doing theme shows.
    I allow myself the Halloween show and an occasional 4th of July show that are thematic, but as a rule, no themes.

  • Mike W

    Hey Paul, It was Robyn Hitchcock in the Soft Boys

  • Paul Slavens

    thanks for the bunch of messages, some challenging stuff to track down.
    and yes, of course, R Hitchcock

  • Regan

    Speaking of Twin Peaks, did you ever hear the theory that the show was based on an episode of Dallas with a movie producer that went crazy at the conclusion and said he wanted to make a TV show with a psychic FBI agent and a lady who carried around a log.

  • J. J.

    Do you have any music by Flora May holiday Racz?

    would love to hear the fishing song

    or the coffee song she and Shelly King do together.


  • Gregor

    Got it. In that case, I’ll just suggest Shawn Colvin’s cover of Talking Heads’ “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” for future consideration. Nice calls on the Charley Pride and Julee Cruise!

  • Joe (Ft. Worth)

    Give this tune a spin someday…”Hilary & Bob James – Storm Warning” and if you like let others hear it…new listener and you have a great show by the way…Joe

  • Kyle

    Music for Twin Peaks by Angelo Badalmente (sp?)who also did soundtrack for movie City of Lost Children with great vocal track by Maryanne Faithful. You would like it all! PS been listening to you for years – keep up the good work!

  • Kyle K

    Paul, Thanks For playing Kaw-liga, that was fun. I like Charley Pride’s version better than Hank’s.

  • Paul Slavens

    thanks for all the suggestions and comments,
    I will def check out the City of Lost Children music
    I loooove Marianne

  • paul

    J. Paul:
    Check out this guy on YouTube. I bet you haven’t heard this in a long time, oh how we forget how good these guys really were.

    in Ruidoso

  • Maybe some music from upcoming or past Uncle Calvin shows to honor the passing of Michael Terry.

  • Paul Slavens

    sorry to hear that, I did not know him well, i believe I only met him once , and I have a very sketchy memory of that. I will see what i can do next week.

  • Paul Slavens

    Thanks for all the messages yall
    see you next week

  • You should really check out this up and coming band from Fort Worth, TX, Nasty ‘Stache. They have a song, Diry Nasty, which you can find at I would love to hear it next week while I’m delivering pizza! Thanks Paul!!! Love the show!!!