Sunday, January 23, 2011

B.W.'s PLAYLIST/ KHSU, 90.5/ SAT., 22 JAN. 2011

UK singer/songwriter Anna Calvi has been attracting loads of attention from critics and contemporaries (such as Nick Cave and Brian Eno). Her self titled debut is epic, ambitious and dark, drawing comparisons to Patti Smith, Siouxsie and The Banshees and PJ Harvey. Produced by Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey's stable of musicians), Anna Calvi is lush, dramatic and amazing. Calvi really pulls it off (for the most part), filled with Ennio Morricone-like grand gems.

King Queen/ THE NELS CLINE SINGERS (’10, Initiate)

We’re Laughing/ THE PSYCHEDELIC ALIENS ('60s, ’10 collection, Psycho African Beat)

Goumou/ KHAIRA ARBY (’10, Timbukto Tarab)

Lulla/ TINARIWEN (’09, Imidiwan: Companions)

Aynali Koruk/ FERYAL ONEY (’06, Bulutlar Gecer)

Espanola Kolo/ A HAWK AND A HACKSAW (’11, Cerventine)*

Rain Dogs/ TOM WAITS (’85, Rain Dogs)

Mushroom Cloud/ SAMMY SALVO (’61)

My Kingdom/ ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN (’84, Ocean Rain)


Blackout/ ANNA CALVI (’11, self title)*

Deep Down/ ENNIO MORRICONE (’68, ’01, collection, Danger: Diabolik)

Behold a Marvel in the Darkness/ DEERHOOF (’11, Deerhoof vs Evil)*

Lady in the Front Row/ REDD KROSS (’93, Phaseshifter)

When My Baby’s Beside Me/ BIG STAR ( ’72, #1 Record)

Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)/ EDISON LIGHTHOUSE (’70)

Autumn Sweater/ YO LA TENGO (’97, I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One)

Evil Will Prevail/ THE FLAMING LIPS (’95, Clouds Taste Metallic)

Ashes of American Flags/ WILCO (’09, Ashes of American Flags)

Privilege (Set Me Free)/ PATTI SMITH GROUP (’78, Easter)

Hear the Grinder Creak/ FAUN FABLES (’10, Light of a Vaster Dark)

Star of Venus/ ROBYN HITCHCOCK & THE VENUS 3 (’10, Propellor Time)

Harvest/ KELLEY STOLTZ (’11, Harvest Revisted)

Save Yourself/ SHARON VAN ETTEN (’10, epic)

Aretha, Sing One For Me/ GEORGE JACKSON (’72)

A Change is Gonna Come/ ARETHA FRANKLIN (’67, I Never Loved a Man The Way I Love You)

*new or recent release

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