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The Paul Slavens Show: Live Blog for July 24, 2011

by Paul Slavens 24 Jul 2011 7:45 PM

This is where you can leave your polite comments and wonderful music suggestions for future shows.


Good evening to you.
This is where you can leave your polite comments and wonderful music suggestions for future shows. Please leave a link if you can to where the music can be purchased.
New to me this week:
The Blackbyrds
Coco Robicheaux
Marc Johnson
Frank Ifield
Cadillac Jones

Here’s tonight’s setlist:

Yma Sumac, “Goomba Boomba,” Mambo!
Leo Kottke, “Vaseline Machine Gun,” 6- And 12-String Guitar
The James Gang, “Tend My Garden,” Rides Again
Trey Johnson, “Old Reactions,” Mount Pelee
Carlo Savina And His Orchestra, “Amore Per Tutti,” Juliet Of The Spirits (Music From The Original 1965 Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Mia Doi Todd, “Under the Sun,” Cosmic Ocean Ship
The Grass Roots, “Sooner Or Later,” 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of The Grass Roots
Cocteau Twins, “Sugar Hiccup,” Head Over Heels
DJ Bitman, “My Computer Is Funk,” Latin Bitman
Roy Acuff, “Fireball Mail,” The Best Of Roy Acuff –  Volume 1
Belly, “Gepetto (Album Version),” Star
The Cush, “One Shot Love,” Frequencies
Ratatat, “Alps,” LP4
Blackbyrds, “Rock Creek Park,” Happy Music: The Best Of The Blackbyrds
Kate Bush, “Wuthering Heights,” The Kick Inside
Coco Robicheaux, “Time Has Come Today,” Revelator
Glenn Gould, “Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major – I. Praeludium,” Bach: Partitas –  BWV 825-827 –  Volume 1 (Glenn Gould – The Anniversary Edition)
The Blasters, “Samson And Delilah,” The Blasters Collection
RTB2, “Abner,” The Both of It
Marc Johnson, “Dingy-Dong Day,” The Sound Of Summer Running
Dirty Projectors, “Cannibal Resource,” Bitte Orca
Frank Ifield, “I Remember You,” The Best Of The EMI Years
The Gourds, “All the Labor,” Dem’s Good Beeble
The Three Suns, “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” Movin’ ‘n’ Groovin’
Broken Social Scene, “7/4 (Shoreline),” Broken Social Scene
Steve Earle, “Lungs,” Townes
16 Horsepower, “Black Soul Choir,” Sackcloth ‘n’ Ashes
Cadillac Jones, “Tarzan,” The Big Takedown
Ann-Margret & Lee Hazlewood, “The Dark End Of The Street,” The Cowboy and The Lady

  • Paul Slavens

    I am here and ready to hear your suggestions and such.
    cheers !!

  • kelliblue

    hey Paul – how about some dearly departed Amy Winehouse? She joins the ’27’ club. Such a tragedy! Thanks.

    • Paul Slavens

      I had already finished compiling the music when I found out. I will get some on next week.

  • Russell

    superb Leo K. track, Paul … one of the best … thanks

  • Danny

    Love the new Cars album.

  • RockyG

    Hey Paul, try “All her favorite Fruit” by Camper Van Beethoven. Just seems like it would fit tonight/

    • Paul Slavens

      Thanks for the nice thoughts and man I love CVB and havent played anything off that record for a while so tune in next week for sure. I will check and see how long since I have spun os mutantes, but it feels like I play them a lot. I will find something for you though. thanks

  • Joe Henley

    Great stuff as usual. Wish KXT would have you on more. How about some Brazilian music like Os Mutantes-Baby

  • Elisa

    How about some John Evans Band? Saw them at HOB last weekend opening for Hayes Carll and they were amazing!

  • Jim Hunt

    Who is that? “I am the ocean”. Hauntingly beautiful voice.

    Can you find “Big Sky” by Kate Bush? Thanks.

  • RockyG

    Love for CVB agreed. CTwins are amazing. Here’s a blast from the past. “You’ll dance to anything” Dead Milkmen

  • Jryan

    hey paul,

    check out for future show, King Creosote and Jon Hopkins collaboration called Diamond Mine, in particular the track “Bats in the Attic”, chillingly good. i think you’ll like it.


  • RockyG

    Allright, that’s pretty sweet too!

  • Paul Slavens

    excellent, thanks for those interesting leads. BTW, I put the music together during the week, so I cant play things for you tonite. Suggest for future shows !!!

  • whitney

    wAs up Paul

    not sure if you already played it but ..jazzy winehouse?

    thanks for being inspiring.

  • RockyG

    Just bought tickets to Peter Framptom. He’s going to do the whole Comes Alive Album plus some other stuff in an old brick building in (wait for it)…. Ardmore Oklahoma!!!!!! There is a god

    • Paul Slavens

      congrats , I think. I have never really delved into the Frampton catalog. Is there something I have missed?

  • Jryan

    might i also suggest, on the same electronic front, fennesz/sparklehorse Koncurrent label collaboration from the series In the Fishtank(i’m all about collaborating tonight), the track “mark’s guitar piece”. very nice indeed.

    great show as always

    • Paul Slavens

      some wonderful suggestions, thank you so much, hope I can track all this stuff down for next week.

  • Andy Davis

    Hi Paul,
    I’ve only been aware of your show for about 3 months, which is about how long I’ve been aware of my local PBS station kxt 91.7fm. I love the show, the format and just about all the music…I’m not hard to please however 🙂 I love music in general. My own collection one will find anything from the Roy Acuff you just played to Andean flute music to Blues to Big Band sounds. I took this time to ask to see if you’ve ever heard of this group, now gone solo unfortunately, Sisters Morales. If you’d play anything from them it’d be great, but I will suggest one from their first CD called Ain’t No Perfect Diamond; the song is called Noche de Ronda. Lisa and Robin were a fantastic duo and wonderful to hear in person, which my wife and children have done many times over the years…we are quite sad that they’ve apparently broken up the band.
    Thanks for this venue and I look forward to chatting and blogging more in the future!

  • Thom Lake

    Hey Paul,
    Silversun Pickups – Panic Switch
    Los Lobos – Two Janes or Angels With Dirty Faces

  • Kevin Kunreuther

    I’ll never forget first time I heard this on radio in UK on the Medium Wave radio (yep, they called AM that in Blighty). Great b-side, too. Why doesn’t anyone ever play “Kite”?

  • Ray

    How about Barrence Whitfield or Jimmy Thackery next week?

  • Diggin’ the show tonight, John Player Special. I’d love to hear a focus on local women singers you like sometime soon.


    Mike Brewer & Tom Shipley were peers to Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel and may well have exceeded their popularity had they been less anti-authority in their lyrics.
    Wichi Tai To is one of their best compositions and actually got pretty good air play here in North Texas. Maybe too late for this weeks show but I’ll listen again & again.
    It was good seeing you at Prairie Fest in Fort Worth.
    Jim Duncan

    • Paul Slavens

      excellent batch of suggestions. thank you so much, next weeks show will be rockin good if I can track it all down.

  • Jon

    Hey Paul! I am a supporting member #61130098 obviously I love what you do and “Our” station:) I realize it’s not cutting edge, but how about some Daniel Johnston. Austin local blah blah. Maybe story of an artist or. Casper the friendly ghost? If not cool too;) rock on!!

    • Paul Slavens

      Daniel is still pretty cutting edge as far as i am concerned. I love playing him. Thanks.

  • RockyG

    I’m trying to figure it out myself. Saw Bob Dylan last night at Winstar. Yes/Styx the night before and now Framptom is gonna play “show me the way” in an old brick building in Ardmore Ok. I love music of All kinds like all ya’ll here. Gonna check Framptom off the list next month

  • Joe Henley

    Paul,would to hear Bring it to Jerome-Bo Diddley.Thanks.

  • RockyG

    Great Show By the Way 😉

  • Thom

    One More.
    Bernie Leadon wrote my favorite Eagle’s Song.
    ‘Bitter Creek’ from the album Desperado.

    • Paul Slavens

      Will I play the Eagles on my show ????
      Yes, I will.,

      • Paul Slavens

        Thanks for tuning in and giving such great suggestions, totally looking forward to next weeks show.
        Good night and have a great week.

  • Bonnie

    What was the name of that Blasters song you played tonight? I don’t see it on the playlist. I caught that it was off the Blasters Collection but missed the title. I’m a big Dave Alvin fan and often forget that I want to go back and hear more of his Blasters roots. Thanks!

    • Stephen Becker

      Bonnie –
      The setlist has been added now. Looks like the name of the song was “Samson And Delilah.”

  • Andrew

    I really enjoyed The Cush, “One Shot Love,” Frequencies. I googled them and they are not anywhere on the web. The only reference a search comes up with is your show. Where the heck did you get their music?

    I’ve had a copy of Cocteau Twins, “Sugar Hiccup” since 1985-ish. I love them and love lots of reverb. Your show was the 1st time I’ve heard Cocteau Twins on the radio. I still think their song “BLUE BEARD” is their best work.

    “The Best of Frank Ifield” is available on Curb Records D2-77453. ‘Oh, Such a Stranger’ is a nice 3/4 waltz. ‘Lovesick Blues’ is a neat upbeat song.

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