When things are a bit shit, there's no better remedy than a bit of ragtime. And if you're not feeling at least a little bit better after 40+ minutes of it, we don't know what to tell you.
Lots of moxy in this week's episode, see! Here's what's what!
Scott Joplin – Maple Leaf Rag
The Mariners Trio – Happy Feet
Phil Baxter and His Texas Tommies – If I Had You and You Had Me
Fred Rich & His Orchestra – As Long As We’re In Love
Three Keys – Heebie Jeebies
Winifred Atwell – Way Up In North Carolina
Jelly Roll Morton – Mamie’s Blues
Fats Waller – Christopher Columbus
Ben Bernie & His Orchestra - Look Who's Here
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Maybe it's the shiite weather or maybe it's the amount of alcohol consumed per capita, but something about Scotland makes for a living soundtrack to slow Sunday mornings.
Beta Band – Dry the Rain
The Proclaimers – I’m On My Way
Belle and Sebastian – String Bean Jean
Annie Lennox – A Whiter Shade of Pale
Donovan – Catch the Wind
Finley Quay – Your Love Gets Sweeter
Teenage Fanclub w/ De La Soul – Fallin’
Bay City Rollers – Give A Little Love
Frightened Rabbit – I Wish I Was Sober
This show is dedicated to the memories and families of Scott Hutchinson, Michelle Anders and Anthony Bourdain.
Back from holiday with an absolute banger of a show.
The original title was:
"Sunday Morning Songs That Include the Word 'Summer' In Them That You Probably Don't Know and Even If You Do, They're So Good, You'll Want To Hear Them Again Anyway"
... But that takes an hour to write, so you're stuck with the shortened version.
Here's what's what:
Jerry Keller - Here Comes Summer
The Flaming Lips - It's Summertime
Bay City Rollers - Summerlove Sensation
The Diamonds - One Summer Night
XTC - Summer's Cauldron
Ruby and The Romantics - My Summer Love
Anders Osbourne and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
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After our breakout star who is Brother Chris of the Chart Room - who was the focus of not one but two of our favorite shows - we made it a rule to never talk New Orleans without him. Meaning this week's show - another one highlighting the magic that comes from the Crescent City and during her second week of Jazzfest - we present to you half an hour (exactly!) of songs and artists you need to know from New Orleans.
Allen Toussaint - Soul Sister
Kermit Ruffins - Drop Me Off In New Orleans
Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Tailgate Ramble
Tuba Fats, Peter Nissens New Orleans Jazz Band - After You've Gone
The New Orleans Jazz Vipers - I Hope You're Coming Back To New Orleans
Fats Domino - Walkin' To New Orleans
Irma Thomas - Straight From The Heart
Louis Armstrong - (When We Are Dancing) I Get Ideas
The Meters - Cissy Strut
Was there a better show than the one a few months back with Brother Christopher Gargiule - known to some as the "Prince of New Orleans"? We doubt it. And with Jazzfest happening kicking off this weekend in New Orleans, we thought we'd bring him back for some more of that magic that only he, and that city, can bring.
Kermit Ruffins Tribute to Louis Armstrong – St James Infirmary (Live)
Tab Benoit – Nothing Takes the Place of You
Mahalia Jackon – Just A Closer Walk - Part One (Live)
Mahalia Jackson & Louis Armstrong - Just A Closer Walk - Part Two (Live)
Mos Def, Lenny Kravitz, Trombone Shorty and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band – It Ain’t My Fault
Galactic with Mavis Staples – Does It Really Make A Difference
Rockin Dopsie Jr – Don’t Mess With My Toot Toot
Tyson Meade is one of the last great rockstars. As quirky as he is kind, as talented as 1001 Insta-famous kids these days. He and his bands Defenestration and the Chainsaw Kittens fueled the alternative scene of the early 90s and bands like the Smashing Pumpkins and Nirvana have both accredited Meade with being the reason they exist. From hanging with Iggy to moving to Shanghai to teach English, his most-recent album which dropped yesterday and his running for congress, prepare to meet a legend deserving of the title.
David Bowie - Big Brother
Patti Smith - Horses (Land)(Full studio version)
Tyson Meade - Buddy Dash
Flaming Lips - She's Gone Mad (Chainsaw Kittens cover)
Tyson Meade - He's the Candy
... And be sure to buy Tyson's newest album "Robbing The Nuclear Family" - in stores now!
It can be said that no other place - aside from Detroit - provided so many musical revolutions as England. In this episode of Rough Sundays, we look back at the history of artists you probably know, but with tracks you might not.
Here's what's on tap:
Blur - Under the Westway
The Good, The Bad and The Queen - 80s Life
Amy Winehouse - Teach Me Tonight (Live)
Elvis Costello - Shoes Without Heels
The Cure - Six Different Ways
The Levellers - What A Beautiful Day
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Why are the French such jerks? Why are they always so sad and in love at the same time? This, plus a gorgeous handful of Sunday morning Parisian tracks - await you in this week's episode... Recorded around 3am, piss-drunk, on the back streets of Pigalle. C'est magnifique, non?
You've got a lot to do this Easter morning. Need a bit of help getting out of bed? Behold, our "Rise" edition! A quick 19-minute show of old and upbeat gospel songs guaranteed to move both believer and heathen booty.
Famed author Denver Nicks talks about his experience in the Mississippi Delta, the art of suffering and his recent piece in Rolling Stone, as well as playing some of his favorite blues tracks.