Sunday, April 18, 2010

B.W.'s PLAYLIST/ KHSU-FM, 90.5/ SAT., 17 APRIL 10

New Zealand singer/songwriter Chris Knox, who led The Tall Dwarfs in the early 1980's, then leading a solo career, suffered a stroke in June 2009. A number of New Zealand musicians/mates (such as Don McGlashan, The Bats), as well as a long, impressive list of Stateside musicians (including Bill Callahan, Portastatic, Yo La Tengo, The Mountain Goats), got together to release a compilation, Stroke: The Songs of Chris Knox (Merge Records) to help raise funds for Knox's rehabilitation. It's a excellent compilation, exhibiting the prolific and expansive songs in Knox's repetoire. On May 6, 2010, there will be benefit concert at New York's Le Poisson Rouge, featuring Jeff Magnum, Yo La Tengo, among others.

Think / THE 5 ROYALES (’57)


Barefoot Rock/ THE BLASTERS (’80, American Music)

I’m Shakin’/ LITTLE WILLIE JOHN (’60)

Come On Home/ ANNA KING (’64, Back to Soul)

If You Call/ SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS (’10 I Learned the Hard Way)*

Suki Yo Ai Shite/ MARI ATSUMI (’70, ’09 collection, Nippon Girls)

Run That Thru Your Mind/ THE FEMININE COMPLEX (’69, Livin’ Love)

Every Beat of My Heart/ JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS (’71)

Sugar Man/ RODRIGUEZ (’70, Cold Fact)

Season of the Witch/ LUNA (’96, I Shot Andy Warhol st)

Round These Walls/ THE TOKEY TONES (’10, Stroke: The Songs of Chris Knox)*

In a Dreamlife You Need a Rubber Soul/ THE CLEAN (’09, Mr. Pop)

Crimson Enemy/ THE BATS (’09, The Guilty Office)

In the Core of the Flame/ THE GO-BETWEENS (’86, Liberty Belle & The Black Diamond Express)

I’m Not in Love/ TALKING HEADS (’78, More Songs About Buildings and Food)

Singers Go First/ THE DANIELSON FAMILE (’01, Fetch the Compass Kids)

Doc Ellis/ THE SF SEALS (’93, Baseball Trilogy)

Past Time/ THE BASEBALL PROJECT (’08, Vol. 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails)

The Right/ LOU BARLOW (’09, Goodnight Unknown)

Insomnia/ THE MONSTER WOMEN (’04, Spacegirl Espionage)

Inside Story/ DON McGLASHAN (’10, Stroke)*

Blue Diamonds/ THE LONG WINTERS ('03, When I Pretend to Fall)

Real Live Flesh/ TuNe-YaRdS (’09, BiRd BrAiNs)

I’m an Example/ THE SLUMBER PARTY (’00, self titled)

16 Weeks/ THE IAN FAYS (’05, The Damon Lessons)

Your Head is on Fire/ BROKEN BELLS (’10, self titled)*

Yassassin/ DAVID BOWIE (’79, Lodger)

Black Tambourine/ BECK (05, Guero)

Forecast Fascist Future/ OF MONTREAL (’05, The Sunlandic Twine)

Real Men/ THE JAZZ BUTCHER (’84, A Scandal in Bohemia)

*new or recent release

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