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The Paul Slavens Show: Live blog for November 20, 2011

by Paul Slavens 20 Nov 2011 7:48 PM

This is where you can make your suggestions for music to be played on future shows. Remember, I can’t play requests on tonight’s show, but I still need your music ideas to make next weeks show.


Hey there. Fall has fell, but not too hard yet. Still, it’s a blustery evening, best to stay inside and check out some tunes. This is where you can make your suggestions for music to be played on future shows. Remember, I can’t play requests on tonight’s show, but I still need your music ideas to make next weeks show.

New to me this week:

Snooks Eaglin
Teddy Wilson
Future Islands
Alvin Youngblood hart
The Original Caste
Barbara Dane
The Phenomenal handclap Band
Vernon Dalhart

Tonight’s Playlist:  

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, “Opium Tea,” B-Sides And Rarities [Disc 3]
Snooks Eaglin, “Sophisticated Blues,” New Orleans Street Singer
Tom Tom Club, “Femme Fatale,” Boom Boom Chi Boom Boom
Easy Star All-Stars, “Time Version” (Michael G Easy Star All-Stars Remix), Dubber Side Of The Moon
Boxcar Bandits, “Mixed up Mess of a Heart,” Live At Dans
Teddy Wilson With Billie Holiday, “Wham” (Be Bop Boom Bam), Partners In Jazz
Future Islands, “The Great Fire,” On the Water
Alvin Youngblood Hart, “Illinois Blues” (Album Version), Territory
Deerhoof, “Vivid Cheek Love Song,” The Runners Four
Daedelus, “Only For The Heart Strings,” Love To Make Music To
The Original Caste, “Mr. Monday,” One Tin Soldier / Mr. Monday
Jethro Tull, “The Story Of The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles,” Passion Play
Hunter Hendrickson, “If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day,” Behind The

Barbara Dane, “Nine Hundred Miles,” Anthology of American Folk Songs
Eric Clapton, “Modern Girl” (Album Version), Reptile
The Beatles, “If I Fell,” A Hard Day’s Night

James Brown, “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World,” – 20th Century
Masters: Best of James Brown

Pram, “Iske,” The Moving Frontier
Inara George with Van Dyke Parks, “Idaho,” An Invitation
Jacques Brel, “Jojo,” Infiniment
The King Bucks, “Gentle Lovin’ Man,” Bar-B-Que Drugs
The Phenomenal Handclap Band, “Baby” (feat. Tommy Brenneck & Rodrigo Ursaia), The Phenomenal Handclap Band
Storyhill, “Fallen,” Storyhill
Dr. John, “Your Average Kind of Guy,” Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack The
Legendary Sessions Vol. 2

R.E.M., “Lightnin’ Hopkins,” Document (R.E.M. No. 5)
Puscifer, “Monsoons,” Conditions of My Parole
Stan Kenton, “Incident In Jazz,” City Of Glass
Klaatu, “Madman,” Two Classic Albums From Klaatu
Brian Eno, “Dow,” Drums Between The Bells
Vernon Dalhart, “Bum Song,” Vernon Dalhart #2 CD103
Toad The Wet Sprocket, “Nightingale Song,” fear
The Beatles, “I Will,” The Beatles (White Album)

  • Paul Slavens

    I am here and tuned in to your frequency. Lets hear some suggestions.

  • Thom

    Here is a suggestion for you Paul:
    The Lotus Eaters by Dead Can Dance from ‘Dead Can Dance (1981-1998)’

  • Ray Worth

    How about Lightnin Hopkins or Sonny Landreth next week.

  • Rayne

    Any Gong? Not even the song “Pothead Pixies”?

  • Sam

    Muppet Theme Song by OK GO from Muppets Green Album.

  • Coy

    No suggestions tonight, just a comment: We felt our baby kick for the first time during the Paul Slavens show! Pretty sure this is a good sign! She is ready to rock.

  • heather

    Thee Oh Sees!!

  • Trent P.

    Listening from Oklahoma on Tune-In radio app for the iPhone. Please keep playing the great music. It’s such a refreshing change from Country and Classic Rock flooded market.

  • heather

    Black Lips- everyone is doing it

    • Paul Slavens

      Great ! Thanks !
      Coy, congrats on the baby and how nice that heshe is already kicking out the jams

  • Enjoying the show. Suggestions:

    The Residents- Perfect Love
    The Residents- The act of being polite
    The Residents- Third Reich n Roll

  • paul muller

    The Bluegrass Band “Loose Ties” did an excellent version of Sting’s song “Englishman in New York”. If you can find a copy of their cover, you might be pleasantly surprised with the song, even if you’re not a big Bluegrass fan.

  • Paul

    Paradise by Springsteen off the rising album

  • heather

    Tom Waits- bad as me

  • heather

    Wallpaper-shaft carpet

    • Paul Slavens

      Thanks a bunch, these all look like fun
      @Regan- my heart is all atwitter. thanks

  • Next week: Black Friday by Steely Dan.

  • Thom

    Also, I would really to hear some ‘Jesus and Mary Chain’. You choose.

  • Trent P.

    Diana Krall would be cool.

  • James

    I think the show would be hurt by some tropicalia. I would love to hear London, London by Caetano Veloso.

  • James

    would NOT be hurt. 🙂

  • heather

    Not too loud or hard…what?!

    • Paul Slavens

      As far as stuff I play on the show , I avoid songs that are:
      more than 6 minutes
      very soft or ambient (these tracks are usually really long anyways)
      too loud , especially with lots of distorted electric guitar, ( unless its a pretty short song)
      containing dirty words that will get me in trouble.
      really terrible things you can hear on some other station
      Ten Hands
      things I have already played recently.

  • rikster

    Hey Paul,Great show as usual How about some Neil young from the (sleeps with angels) “trans am” are “safeway cart”

  • Yet Another James

    I’d love to hear some more Dumpstaphunk. You pick the track.

  • Trent P.

    My former band is disqualified on: too loud, too much distorted guitar, and too offensive. But, I think the longest thing we ever played was a swing version of Danzig’s “Mother”.
    Paul, I like what you’re playing.

  • Katie O

    I’m here in San Francisco, listening live to your show via KXT “listen live” There’s nothing like this here in SF! I’ve recently discovered Shel Silverstein’s tribute album; Twistable, Turnable Man. So many great songs. How about “The Unicorn” by Dr. Dog or Andrew Bird’s amazing version of “twistable, turnable man” on the same album!

    • Paul Slavens

      @katie: nice to have you along from all the way out there.
      I have that recording and yes it is a groovy one. I havent played anything off of it for quite some time
      I would love to get it going again next week

  • Andrew

    Gordon Lightfoot’s “Minstrel of the Dawn” is a beautiful song that time and radio has overlooked. Have you ever heard it before? It starts out in a 3/4 waltz and ends in 4/4 time. The studio version is heavy on the strings, however, you can see a raw live version from 1972 on Youtube:

  • Susan

    Would love to hear some Ditty Bops one of these Sundays. Thanks, Paul! We listen every week.

  • rikster

    How about some”Big Head Todd and the Monsters” u pick.

  • redz

    Heyyyy Paul – great show as EVER. *LOVED* Hunter Hendrickson! 16 years old? Crikey. Sounds like he’s been gargling with razor blades his whole life. More of him!

    Still waiting for some Renaissance (Midas Man or Mother Russia); anything by Tom Lehrer, and how about some:

    Kosheen – Hungry
    A.K.A.C.O.D. – anything (post-Morphine band)
    Emiliana Torrini – anything
    Jimmy Durante – anything

    And since next Sunday is the official start of the Christmas season (yikes) how about:

    The original ‘You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch’
    Oi to the World
    Christmas Wrapping (Waitresses)

    Happy holidays! 🙂

    • Paul Slavens

      Thanks so much everybody, next weeks show is shaping up to be a really fun one.
      see you next week
      happy holidays !

  • Kurt

    Jane Siberry – “Calling All Angels”. From the album “When I was a Boy”.
    good stuff!

  • Trent P.

    Great show. I enjoyed it.

  • Andrew

    BeeGee’s Robin Gibb said to have liver cancer. See related Story.

    In honor of Robin Gibb, “I Started a Joke” and a newer song “Irresistible Force”, both sung by Robin.