Tuesday, August 17, 2010

GM's MUSIC BOX/ KHUS, 90.5/ MON., 16 AUG. 2010

Photographer Herman Leonard is best known for his iconic images of jazz greats shot in New York jazz clubs in the late 1940's and 1950's. He died on Sat., August 14th. He was 87 years old. His work has endured, capturing legends such as Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and Dexter Gordon, in their smoke-filled after-hours environment. Pictured here is a young Dianne Carroll providing a light for Louis Armstrong as Duke Ellington looks on.

Stairway to the Stars/ DEXTER GORDON (’63, Our Man in Paris)

Temptation (live at The Troubador, ’96)/ ELVIS COSTELLO & STEVE NIEVE (’96, Costello & Nieve, Live 1996: LA/San Francisco/Chicago/Boston/New York)

Hard Sole Shoe/ JENNY SCHEINMAN (’08, Crossing the Field)

Raja Haje/ THE BUDO BAND (’10, III)*

Way Down in the Hole (live)/ TOM WAITS (’88, Big Time)

God’s Gonna Cut You Down/ JOHNNY CASH (’06, American V: A Hundred Highways)

When I First Came to Town/ NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS (’92, Henry’s Dream)

One More Cup of Coffee/ BOB DYLAN (’76, Desire)

Katie Cruel/ KAREN DALTON (’71, In My Own Time)

Fisherman’s Wife/ CALIFONE (’01, Roomsound)

The Last Thing I Needed (First Thing This Morning)/ PHOSPHORESCENT (’09, To Willie)

For Eliza/ PETE MOLINARI (’10, A Train Bound For Glory)*

Freedom Hangs Like Heaven/ IRON & WINE (’05, Woman King ep)

State Trouper/ BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (’82, Nebraska)

Chauffer’s Blues/ TOWNES VAN ZANDT (’73, Live at The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas)

Hang Me, Oh Hang Me/ THE DEEP DARK WOODS (’07, Hang Me, Oh Hang Me)

When You Fall/ STEVE EARLE (’97, El Corazon)

A Chance Counsel/ RICHARD BUCKNER (’04, Dents and Shells)

Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend/ T-BONE BURNETT (’82, Trap Door)

$1,000 Wedding (Gram Parsons)/ EVAN DANDO & JULIANNA HATFIELD (’99, Return of the Grievous Angel)

Night Life/ JOHN DOE & THE SADIES (’09, Country Club)

I Must in a Good Place Now/ BOBBY CHARLES (’72, self titled)

Life’s Ups and Downs/ CHARLIE RICH (’69)

Something About What Happens When We Talk/ LUCINDA WILLIAMS (’92, Sweet Old World)

Bye Bye Birdie ('04, live, Barbican Concert Hall, London)/ THE GO-BETWEENS (’05, Oceans Apart)

*new or recent release

Sunday, August 15, 2010

B.W.'s PLAYLIST/ KHSU, 90.5/ SAT., 14 AUG. 2010

UK singer/songwriter Pete Molinari has recently released a terrific follow-up to his 2009 EP, Today, Tomorrow and Forever, recorded in Nashville, with a full-length A Train Bound For Glory, on the independent London label, Clarksville Recordings. He basically uses the same crew of Nashville-based musicians, including producer/instrumentalist Adam Landry, The Jordanaires and The McCrary Sisters. It's an album full of country, folk and mersey beat influences. An excellent third album by a talented singer/songwriter.

Aretha, Sing One For Me/ GEORGE JACKSON (’67)

He Made a Woman Out of Me/ BETTYE LAVETTE (’69)

Bar-B-Q/ WENDY RENE (’64)

Tainted Love/ GLORIA JONES (’64)

Amos Moses/ JERRY REED (’71)

Let’s Have a Party/ WANDA JACKSON (’59)

Train Kept A-Rollin’/ THE JOHNNY BURNETTE TRIO (’56)

The Wind Did Move/ DEX ROMWEBER DUO (’10, 7" single)*

Ain’t Got No Dough/ PETER CASE (’10, Wig!)*

Leave My Kitten Alone/ LITTLE WILLIE JOHN (’59)

Masterpussy/ THE VASELINES (’92, The Way of the Vaselines)

In the Graveyard Now/ POKEY LAFARGE & THE SOUTH CITY THREE (’10, Riverboat Soul)*

When He Comes/ HOLLY GOLIGHTLY & THE BROKEOFFS (’10, Medicine County)*

A Train Bound For Glory/ PETE MOLINARI (’10, A Train Bound of Glory)*

Odds and Ends/ BOB DYLAN & THE BAND (’75, The Basement Tapes)

My Baby Left Me/ ELVIS PRESLEY (’56)

Way Down in the Hole/ THE COMPULSIVE GAMBLERS (‘95, Gambling Days Are Over)

Bang, Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)/ NANCY SINATRA (’66)

Come Undone/ ISOBEL CAMPBELL & MARK LANEGAN (’10, Hawk)*

The Singer/ NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS (’86, Kicking Against the Pricks)

Goin’ to Acapulco/ JIM JAMES & CALEXICO (’07, I’m Not There st)

Half Dead/ THE MOUNTAIN GOATS (’06, Get Lonely)

My Valuable Hunting Knife/ GUIDED BY VOICES (’95, Alien Lanes)

Kamera/ WILCO (’02, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot)

I Saw the Light/ SPOON (’10, Transference)

Buried Alive/ MARK HARRISON & SNAKE HIPS (’92, 7” single)

Knockin on Mine/ PAUL WESTERBERG (’93, 14 Songs)

Solid Gold Easy Action/ T. REX (’73, Tanx)

Death May Be Your Santa Claus/ MOTT THE HOOPLE (’72, Brain Capers)

Sugar Kane/ SONIC YOUTH (’92, Dirty)

Empty Room/ ARCADE FIRE (’10, The Suburbs)*

Sugarcube/ YO LA TENGO (’97, I Can You Hear the Heart Beating as One)

Body Snatchers/ RADIOHEAD (’08, In Rainbows)

Tensile/ THE CLEAN (’09, Mr. Pop)

Crystal Lake/ GRANDADDY (’00, The Sophtware Slump)

I Hate the ‘80’s/ THE VASELINES (’10, Sex With an X)*

Stay Happy/ OUTRAGEOUS CHERRY (’06, Stay Happy)

Suffering Season/ WOODS (’10, At Echo Lake)*

You Imagination/ THE SHOES (’81, Tongue Twister)

Caterpillar Girl/ LOU BARLOW + MISSINGMEN ('10, Sentidoh III)*

Hotline Operator/ THE CONSTANTINES (’06, Tournament of Hearts)

I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts/ X (’83, More Fun in the New World)

Ghost on the Highway/ GUN CLUB (’81, Fire of Love)

Definitely Clean/ THE DREAM SYNDICATE (’82, The Days of Wine and Roses)

Since You’ve Been Gone/ PETE MOLINARI (’10, A Train Bound For Glory)*

Fernando/ THE BASEBALL PROJECT (’08, Vol. 1: Frozen Ropes & Dying Quails)

Sand/ LEE HAZELWOOD (w/ Suzi Jane Hokum) (’66)

*new or recent release