The Paul Slavens Show: Playlist and Live Blog for February 10 2013

Helen Shapiro – You Don’t Know – “A’s – B’s & EP’s”
The Specials – Ghost Town – Stereo-Typical
Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson – Relator – “Relator [From The Album “”Break Up””]”
Tom Waits – I Beg Your Pardon – The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Of Francis Coppola’s Movie One From The Heart
Blackstone Rangers – Pigeon – Into the Sea
Johnny Mandel – Suicide Is Painless (Vocal Version) – M*A*S*H (Soundtrack)
Books – You’ll Never Be Alone – Music For A French Elevator
Jeff Buckley & Gary Lucas – Satisfied Mind – Songs To No One
Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition – (I Wanna be Your) Satellite – White Buffalo
Sounds Orchestral – Cast Your Fate To The Wind – Cast Your Fate To The Wind
Madeleine Peyroux – To Love You All Over Again – Bare Bones
J Mascis – Not Enough – Several Shades Of Why
Gentle Giant – Think Of Me With Kindness – Octopus
The King’s Singers – My Heart Is a Holy Place – The Best of The King’s Singers
Sharon Van Etten – Give Out – Tramp [+Digital Booklet]

Serge Gainsbourg – Je T’Aime Moi Non Plus – Monsieur Gainsbourg Originals
Savoy Brown – Train To Nowhere – 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Savoy Brown
The Coral – Cobwebs – Roots and Echoes
Home By Hovercraft – Out Of My Head With It – Are We Chameleons?
Ray Charles – You Don’t Know Me – “The Best of Ray Charles – Vol. 2”
16 Horsepower – American Wheeze – Sackcloth ‘N’ Ashes
Daniel Romano – I’m Not Crying Over You – Come Cry With Me
Frank Zappa – My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama – Weasels Ripped My Flesh
Jeremy Northam\clifford grey\ivor novello – Theodore and Co. – What a Duke should be – Gosford Park – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Prefuse 73 – HideYaFace Reprise (Shaolin Fi – Surrounded By Silence
Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows – The Essential Leonard Cohen
Museé Mecanique – Our Changing Skins (Album) – Hold This Ghost
Comedian Harmonists – Perpetuum Mobile – Die Großen Erfolge 2
St Vincent – The Strangers – actor
Buck Owens – My Heart Skips a Beat – 21 #1 Hits: The Ultimate Collection




Good Evening, its another gorgeous evening in North Texas, and its another Awards show on TV, but for those of you uninterested in the Grammys, I welcome you here for two hours of very interesting music.  This is where you can leave your polite comments and wonderful music suggestions.  Try to keep them under 6 minutes and make sure the language is FCC safe. Otherwise anything goes.  Leave a link if you can to where we can buy or listen to the music.

New to me this week:

Helen Shapiro

The Specials

Sounds Orchestral

Savoy Brown

daniel Romano

Ivor Novello


  • Steve

    alt J – Fitzpleasure

    Jam – That’s Entertainment

    Black Keys – Too Afraid To Love You

    The Sea and Cake – The Runner

    • pslavens_kera

      okey dokey, this looks good

  • pslavens_kera

    I am here and ready for your excellent musical suggestions. GO!!

    • Jim Thornton

      Everybody Knows, what a great Valentine’s Day song. Thanks!

  • neon cobra

    Good evening Mr. Slavens. Last weeks show was a great one. Looking forward to this evenings venture. Thanks as always good sir.
    Crystal Castles- “Transgender”

    Feed Me- “Relocation”

    Al Stewart- “Broadway Hotel”

    • pslavens_kera

      very nice, thank you again. xo

  • Jim Thornton

    A little Willie and there’s Nothing I Can Do About It Now. :)

    • pslavens_kera

      but of course

  • Brent Espe

    I have the Grammys muted, and you in my ears.

    • pslavens_kera


  • pslavens_kera

    thanks man, a great list as usual

  • pslavens_kera


  • JR

    Not sure if my last post made it…Check out the group Blind Pilot. I recommend 3 rounds and a sound or Oviedo.

    • pslavens_kera

      excellent, I will quest for it

      • JR

        Also check out “the health and happiness show” – I like their album Tonic album. try the man who married…, I do, we are here…top to bottom fantastic album!

    • Elizabeth Hassett

      Anything Blind Pilot is great!

  • Andrew

    Murray Head sung the part of Judas Iscariot in the original ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ album in 1971. A large part of the plot focuses on the character of Judas, who is depicted as a tragic figure dissatisfied with the direction in which Jesus steers his disciples. Murray Head sang in the songs, “Heaven on Their Minds”, “Damned for All Time” / “Blood Money”, “The Last Supper”, “The Arrest”, and “Judas’s Death”.

    I always thought that Murray Head had an interesting voice.

    ‘Never Even Thought’ by Murray Head

    ‘Moonlight Gambler’ by Frankie Laine (1956)
    There are two versions of this song available. I like this older 1956 slightly slower tempo one better.

    ‘Blackberry Way’ by Red Shoes – (words & music Roy Wood)

    Original version: ‘Blackberry Way’ by The Move

    • pslavens_kera

      a wonderful nice list, thanks

  • Chris

    Ok, what was the spoken intro right before “Suicide Is Painless”? Is that an actual intro to the song or something else?

    • pslavens_kera

      The Books -from Music for a French Elevator. an
      amazing record if you are in to stuff like that.

      • Chris

        Thanks, Paul!

  • Lourdes Pelaez

    Hi Paul! wonderful music! Thanks! The ballad of the skeletons: Allen Ginsberg’s 1996 collaboration with Philip Glass and Paul Mccartney

    Everything that happens will happen today- David Byrne and Brian Eno

    6619 days of waiting- Best Pessimist

    • pslavens_kera

      wow! some really interesting suggestions!!! thanks!!

  • B L Zebubba

    A sublime thing that was, Jeff Buckley’s “Satisfied Mind” – I hadn’t heard that before.

    • pslavens_kera

      a nice suggestion , eh

  • mike webber

    janka nabay and the bubu gang–great music from Sierra Leone

    on David Berne’s Luakabop label

    • pslavens_kera

      Im on it

  • SMH

    Hola, love the show! A few I’d like to hear are: Hot Chip-Ready for the Floor, Sufjan Stevens-Casimir Pulaski Day, Django Django-Hail Bop. Thanks for keeping it interesting.

    • pslavens_kera

      thanks for helping keep it interesting, nice selection

  • Paul Muller

    Monique Andrée Serf (June 9, 1930 – November 24, 1997), aka “Barbara” was a popular French female singer of Jewish descent who wrote “Goettingen” about a German city she loved. During the post WWII years, the song “Göttingen” (named after
    the German city of Göttingen) is said to have contributed substantially to German-French reconciliation.

    Barbara – “Göttingen”

    Dutch Uncles – “Flexxin”

    Kove – “Iodine”

    The Tragically Hip – “At Transformation”

    Tegan and Sara –“Shock to Your System”

    Dusty Springfield – “Little by Little”

    Tim Hope – “Wolfman”
    I don’t think an mp3 is available of the short film “Wolfman, nonetheless, it’s interesting musically.

    (I really enjoyed that amazing rendition of “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill that The Books put through the blender!)

    • pslavens_kera

      once again, tops. thanks as always, we hear a lot of your good taste on this show

  • Addison Rosenquist

    I would love to hear any songs by Girls (they broke up in June) if not then, their lead singer, Christopher Owens, just came out with his first solo album ‘Lysandre’. Anything off of that would be absolutely fantastic! Thank you!

    • pslavens_kera

      ok, I will get on it, thanks

  • Thomas Lake

    Melody Gardot – ‘Impossible love’ or ‘Who Will Comfort Me’

    The Jesus and Mary Chain feat. Hope Sandoval from Mazzy Star – “Sometimes Always”
    From ‘Stoned and Dethroned’.

    Angus & Julia Stone – Old Friend

    • pslavens_kera

      wonderful, yes

  • Catherine Cuellar

    Thanks for playing Home By Hovercraft! I hope to see you for their Are We Chameleons? CD release show 3/2 @ Dada.

    • pslavens_kera

      perhaps, its always a pleasure to see you , dear

  • Laura

    This is my first time on the blog, but I listen to the show regularly. Thanks for making Sunday my favorite day of the week!

    – Nina Simone, The Pusher
    – Yael Naim, Toxic
    – Lee Hazlewood, anything!
    – Metric, Dead Disco
    – The Replacements
    – Antony & The Johnsons
    – David Bowie, anything off Aladdin Sane

    Guess that’s all for now. And I always love to hear Bat For Lashes as well!

    • pslavens_kera

      well, gosh, you are more than appreciated, especially when you compose a list of such wonderful music. I love all that stuff, so its nice to see it requested. I look forward to seeing you here more often.

  • Larry Fine

    Very awesome! COHEN!

  • cobblerklobber

    Great show this evening. I’d enjoy hearing Unto Caesar or Offspring Are Blank by Dirty Projectors or maybe something from John Scofield’s Uberjam like Ideofunk.

  • pslavens_kera

    Thanks so much everybody, it may be a couple weeks before you hear these suggestions, but they will be making a big splash in two weeks. Special show next week. have a great one. gnite

  • B L Zebubba

    And thanks for the Drive-by Truckers’ “Everybody Needs Love” a couple of weeks ago.

  • Elizabeth Hassett

    Hey, Paul!

    How about some Simon and Garfunkel?
    “For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her”


  • Chas Miller

    hey paul,

    how about checking out Laura Fygi and maybe introducing your listening unto a wonderful performer with a sultry voice.

  • Sean Kirkpatrick

    Paul, that Janka Nabay album mentioned above is excellent. Bubu music from Sierra Leone. Also, I’ve been listening to Ikebe Shakedown, an instrumental funk band from Brooklyn. Great stuff.

  • Damitron
  • Roy Verges

    Some National Health please. Also, Marillion, The Tangent, Agents of Mercy, or Porcupine Trees.

  • disqus_R4jTzOFlXk

    Love your music Paul. Gentle Giant takes me back to the day. Check out Riverside’s new disc. “Shrine of New Generation Slaves” I got to say their new album will go down as a modern prog classic. Here is the Amazon link. Have a happy day Paul

  • meep

    Hi Paul! Your show on Feb 17th was AMAZING, and I’m dying to know what I was listening to so I can hear it again on purpose. Will you please post your playlist for that evening? One song I was able to find was called ‘I Wanna Go to Marz- f*#$ing amazing.