The Paul Slavens Show: Live Blog for July 4, 2010

Happy 4th everybody!
Well, I never do themes, but in order to make sure I keep with my no-theme rule, that means that I must sometimes do a theme, lest my no-theme actually becomes a theme.
So, with that explained, tonight we will have a considerable amount of music about America. Then, in celebration of six years on the radio, I will play some of my all-time favorite music. Hope you enjoy – leave comments and suggestions for future shows and have a great night.

Tonight’s setlist:

Ray Charles, “America The Beautiful,” Genius – The Ultimate Ray
Charles Collection

Brazilian Girls, “Noveau Americain,” New York City

Yes, “America (Remastered Single Edit),” Close To The Edge [Expanded and

Kate Smith, “God Bless America,” Best Of

Kiss, “Rockin’ In The U.S.A.,” Alive II

The Residents, “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” Stars and Hank Forever
The Costello Show (featuring Elvis Costello), “American Without Tears,” King Of America

Caetono Veloso, “Soy Loco por ti  America,” Tropicalia

Leonard Cohen, “Democracy,” The United States of Poetry

Broadcast, “America’s Boy,” Tender Buttons

The Beach Boys, “Surfin’ U.S.A. (Mono)” Endless Summer

Brian Eno/David Byrne, “America Is Waiting (Album Version),” My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

Noel Coward, “I Like America (Ace Of Clubs),” The Compact Coward

Leonard Bernstein and The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, “America,” West Side Story – Original Broadway Cast

Brave Combo, “Hail to the Chief/Minstrel Boy,” Holidays!

Kansas, “Song For America (Single Edit),” Song For America

Kronos Quartet/Ben Johnson, “Lawless Things,” Howl, U.S.A.

David Bowie & The Pat Metheny Group, “This Is Not America (2002 Digital
Remaster),” Best Of Bowie

Brian Eno, “The Fat Lady of Limbourg,” Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy
Igor Stravinsky, “Dumbarton Oaks, Movement 1,” Boulez, Barenboim

The Books, “It Never Changes To Stop,” Lost And Safe

Deerhoof, “Milk Man,” Milk Man

George Jones and Tammy Wynette, “Take Me,” Tender Years

Pixies, “Subbacultcha,” Trompe Le Monde

MOM, “Airplane Arms,” Little Brite

The Shaggs, “My Pal Foot Foot,” Philosophy of the World

Frank Zappa, “Outrage At Valdez,” Strictly Genteel

The Velvet Underground, “15 – Temptation Inside Your Heart,” Peel Slowly And