The Paul Slavens Show: Playlist and Live Blog for December 9, 2012

Good Evening! It’s about as cold as it has been so far – better snuggle up somewhere warm and check out some cool tunes.  A nice mix of stuff tonight compliments of last week’s blog contributors, but you can help make next week even better.  Give me some music ideas to look into; I just ask that you be careful not to suggest anything with FCC non-compliant lyrics. Also, I tend to not play tracks that are over six minutes.  Leave a link if you can to where we can purchase the music or hear it.  Remember , I can’t play things that are on YouTube only, I need to be able to find an mp3 legally.  Let’s Go!

Toni Price – We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye – Midnight Pumpkin
Booker T & The MG’s – Winter Wonderland [Take 2] – Christmas In Soulsville
Depeche Mode – Monument (2006 Remastered Version) – A Broken Frame
Devendra Banhart – Goin’ Back (Album Version) – What Will We Be [+digital booklet]
Blackstone Rangers – Hollyglen – Into the Sea
Three Dog Night – Out In The Country – Three Dog Night – The Complete Hit Singles
Robbie Robertson – Broken Arrow – Robbie Robertson
My Brightest Diamond – Inside a Boy (album version) – Inside a Boy
The Shadows – Peace Pipe – The Shadows: Essential Collection
K. M. Williams – Won’t Be Worried Long – Reverend of Texas Country Blues
Au Revoir Simone – Stay Golden – “Verses Of Comfort – Assurance & Salvation”
Leonard Cohen – Different Sides – Old Ideas
Igor Stravinsky – Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra/II. Napolitana – Essential Igor Stravinsky
Cher – Dark Lady – 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Cher
Father John Misty – Nancy From Now On – Fear Fun
Blonde Redhead – Heroine – 23
Gabor Szabo – Sunshine Superman – Bacchanal
Gilbert O’Sullivan – Why Oh Why Oh Why – The Berry Vest Of Gilbert O’Sullivan
Shiny Around The Edges – Seventeen – The Night Is A Disco
Brandt Brauer Frick – Caffeine – You Make Me Real
The Nurses – Technicolor – Apple’s Acre [+digital booklet]
Derek & The Dominos – Thorn Tree In The Garden – Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs
Jeff Lynne – Beyond the Sea (Bonus Track) – Long Wave
The Soulful Strings – Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy – The Magic of Christmas
Dr. Hook – Everybody’s Makin’ It Big But Me – Bankrupt
Black Prairie – How Do You Ruin Me? – A Tear in the Eye Is a Wound in the Heart
Los Lobos – Angels With Dirty Faces – Kiko
Starbuck – Lash LaRue – Moonlight Feels Right
Patti Smith Group – Wave (Digitally Remastered 1996) – Wave
Harpo Mark – Tenderly – Harpo in Hi-Fi

  • pslavens_kera

    I am in studio and ready to be rocked by the awesome power of your music suggestions.

  • Lets go……

  • ‘Christmas Card from a Hooker Living in Minneapolis’ – either Tom Waits or Neko Case, both version are pretty …. fabulous, actually.

    • pslavens_kera

      I get this request a lot, I will look into the Neko version for sure, which I havent heard

  • neon cobra

    Good evening Mr. Slavens. Thanks for being awesome.

    The Mars Volta- “Eriatarka”
    Pink Martini- “Andalucia”

    The Decemberists- “E. Watson”

    • pslavens_kera

      thanks to you for being super groovy

  • Andrew

    ‘Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves’ by Burl Ives (Of ‘Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer’ & ‘Have a Holly Jolly Christmas’ fame.)

    ‘Old Friend’ by Sea Wolf

    ‘Petr’ by Munly & The Lupercalians

    ‘Pay the Rope’ by The Peculiar Pretzelman

    • Jerem69

      My childhood friend’s dad was Burl Ives’ college roommate. He was quite the partied and womanizer according to his tales!
      My mom filled in on banjo for Pete Seeger once too. My childhood heroes were not untouchable at all. Heck, I partied onstage with Patty Smith. Now, there’s a childhood heroine.
      Anyway, I second the Burl Ives request. For what that’s worth.

      • pslavens_kera

        weird. and true !

        • Jerem69

          Except I did misspell Patti.

    • pslavens_kera

      super cool. thanks for this interesting mix

  • Jerem69

    A short list:
    Dread Zeppelin!
    And anything Mott the Hoople/ Ian Hunter

    The Toni Price was good stuff. Thanks.
    Sorry if it’s a repeat post. App is a bit cell phone hostile.

    • pslavens_kera

      that is def a short list. thanks

  • Rafael

    Hey Paul,Michael Burks-Little Juke Joint-Show of Strength cd.
    The Del Vikings-Come go with me-Best of cd.

    • pslavens_kera

      thanks, looks good

  • spikej

    How about Marienbad by Julia Holder and/or Celestica by Crystal Castles?

    • pslavens_kera

      one of my favorite new albums from last year. Holder that is

  • How about White Bird by It’s A Beautiful Day a classic from late 60’s

  • How about White Bird by It’s A Beautiful Day

  • dave

    anything Faith Rivera,Mary Gauthier,shawn phillips

  • jeff

    keep playing local, i know u love it , as we all do. on the local theme, how ’bout some New Fumes? request for next week, Robyn Hitchcock,” Madonna of the Wasps”. thank u, that is all

    • pslavens_kera

      groovy, I will try to get some Fumes to play on the show.

  • How about White Bird by It’s A Beautiful Day from the 60’s the station never plays this classic.

    • pslavens_kera

      this song gets requested a lot. I think I might have played it, but it is a very long song, thats why I dont spin it much.

  • Rafael

    Sorry Paul,One more.Mother Earth featuring Tracy Nelson-Down Slow-Living with the Animals cd.

  • Chris

    I would like to hear some Kat Edmonson from Austin, maybe Just Like Heaven or something from her new record. Thanks

    • pslavens_kera

      okey doky

  • ray_worth
    • pslavens_kera

      Im on it

  • maybe some Narcolepsy by Ben Folds Five?

    • pslavens_kera


  • SGP

    Oh Slavens! This track is so gold. No time for recommendations tonight but thanks as always.

  • eliza

    How about some Lhasa de Sela? Con Todo Palabra is lovely.

  • Jerem69

    I second the motion! Replay could be good.

  • pslavens_kera

    excellent. a nice list

  • How about something early from Pat Benatar, like, ‘My Clone Sleeps Alone’, or ‘Wuthering Heights’ or ‘I’m Gonna Follow You’. (first 2 albums)

  • pslavens_kera

    Thanks so much yall. cant wait to hear next weeks show.

  • My first suggestion for next week is Euphrates River by the Main Ingredient…a forgotten soul classic!

    And Pablo Picasso Visita El Planeta de los Simios by Adam and the Ants…just because…

    And Something Heavy by Eddie Hinton…funkiest white boy ever to jam at Muscle Shoals

    Or Heavy Makes You Happy by the same dude…no link available

    And Buddy’s Song by the Danny Kirwan era of Fleetwood Mac…

  • And since someone else already suggested some Lionel Hampton, I’ll throw my hat in that ring also…with the only funk song he ever recorded:

  • peregrine

    Hi Paul,

    I’ve been a long-time listener (off and on as work allows). I first heard your show about 6 years ago when I first moved to Dallas and you played a Johny Cash version of the poem ‘The Cremation of Sam McGee.’ Could you run it again, please?

    Other recommendations I have that may or may not be to taste are:

    ‘Home by the Sea’ (part I and II) by Genesis

    ‘Twice as Hard’ by The Black Crowes

    ‘Devils & Dust’ by Bruce Springsteen

    Thanks, Paul. I have been an intermittent listener for the past 5 or 6 years now. Keep it up!

  • Great seeing ATOH tonight. The “other” King of Western Swing we were talking about is Hank Thompson (or Hank Thompson and the Brazos Valley Boys) – Cast a Lonesome Shadow is the tune we mentioned. There’s also a cover of it by Martin Gore.