Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Playlist for Friday Feb 18th. Covers of songs from 1973

ngie - Stereophonics (Stones)
Band On The Run - Foo Fighters (Wings)
Breathe - The Shins (Pink Floyd)
Brother Louie - Hot Chocolate (Stories)
D'yer Mak'er - Sheryl Crow (Led Zepplin)
Drift Away - Hopeton Lewis (John Henry Kurtz/ Dobie Gray)
Get Down - Marykate O'Neil (Gilbert O’Sullivan)
The Great Gig In The Sky - Kirsty Rock (Pink Floyd)
Growin' Up - David Bowie (Bruce Springsteen)
Higher Ground - Ellen McIlwaine (Stevie Wonder)
Jambalaya - Pluto Shervington (Hank Williams/ The Carpenters)
Killing Me Softly - Omara Portuondo (Lori Lieberman/ Anne Murray)
Let's Get It On - Lloyd Charmers (Marvin Gaye)
Live And Let Die - Duffy (Wings)
Long Train Runnin' - The Doobie Brothers (Dance Remix)
Midnight Train To Georgia - Joan Osborne (Gladys Night and the Pips)
My Love - Ken Boothe (Wings)
Sing - Ivy (Sesame street Kids/ The Carpenters)
Stuck In The Middle With You - Ultrahorse (Stealers Wheel)
Superstition - Estelle (Stevie Wonder)
Touch Me In The Morning - John Holt (Diana Ross)
Why Can't We Live Together - Sade (Timmy Thomas)
Yesterday Once More - Redd Kross (The Carpenters)
You're So Vain - Anna Waronker (Carly Simon)
Your Mama Don't Dance - Poison (Kenny Loggins & Jim Messina)

Oscar show

Here is the playlist, not everyone will be played and not in this order but this is what I am working with tonight.

Against All Odds – Ambelique (Phil Collins N’84)
Alfie - Nancy Wilson (Cilla Black N’64)
All The Way - James Brown (Sinatra W’57)
Baby It's Cold Outside - Willie Nelson featuring Norah Jones (Dinah Shore & Buddy Clark W’49)
Charade - The Blue Hawaiians (Jack Jones N’63)
Eye Of The Tiger - Big Daddy (Survivor N’82)
Fame - Eldissa (Irene Cara W’80)
Flashdance... What A Feeling - Skye (Irene Cara W’83)
Footloose - Skye (Kenny Loggins N’84)
For Your Eyes Only - The Runaways (Sheena Easton N’81)
High Hopes - Skanatra (Sinatra W’59)
I've Got You Under My Skin - Skanatra (Eddy Duchin N’36)
Live And Let Die - Byron Lee & The Dragonaires (Wings N’73)
The Look Of Love - Shelby Lynne (Dusty Springfield N’67)
Love Letters - Alison Moyet Dick Haymes with Victor Young and His Orchestra N’45)
Mona Lisa - Willie Nelson (Nat “King” Cole W’50)
Moon River - Nancy Wilson (Henry Mancini W’61)
Morning Train (9 to 5) - The Angels (Dolly Parton N’80)
Mule Train - Count Price Miller (Frankie Laine N’50)
My Heart Will Go On - Big Daddy ( Celine Dion W’97)
My Kind Of Town – Skanatra (Sinatra N’64)
Over The Rainbow - Harry Nilsson (Judy Garland W’39)
Philadelphia - Ron Sexsmith (Neil Young N’93)
The Power Of Love - The Pigeon Detectives (Huey Lewis N’85)
Que Sera, Sera - Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women (Doris Day W’56)
The Rainbow Connection - Sarah McLachlan (Kermit The Frog N’79)
Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head - Cordrazine (B.J. Thomas W’69)
Secret Love - Sinéad O'Connor (Doris Day W’53)
The Shadow of Your Smile -Friends of Dean Martinez (Johnny Mandel W’65)
Shaft - The Chosen Few (Isaac Hayes W’71)
Streets Of Philadelphia - Marah (Bruce Springsteen W’93)
Take My Breath Away - The Flying Pickets (Berlin W’86)
Thanks For The Memory - Harry Nilsson (Bob Hope W’38)
They Can't Take That Away From Me - Lisa Stansfield (Fred Astaire N’37)
Unchained Melody - Glen Ricks (Al Hibbler N’55)
The Way You Look Tonight - Jools Holland (Fred Astaire W’36)
Windmills of Your Mind - The Color Field (Noel Harrison W’68

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Notes on the January 9th show - Elvis has left the building

To celebrate Elvis Presley's birthday on January 8th and John Paul jones' birthday on January 3rd I am having an Elvis Spectacular, with a few Elvis impersonators singing Zeppelin songs. here is a rough of the playlist. 
Stairway to Heaven - Neil Pepper  
Heartbreaker (At The End Of Lonely Street) - Dread Zeppelin  
Whole Lotta Love - king  
Let's Have A Party - Robert Plant  
Don't Be Cruel - Chaka Demus & Pliers  
It's Now Or Never - Cornell Campbell  
Suspicion - Jimmy London  
In The Ghetto - Susan Cadogan  
Suspicious Minds - Hortense Ellis  
Esta Bien Mamacita - El Vez  
Marìa se llama (su nueva flama) - El Vez  
Señora Lupe - El Vez  
A Little Less Conversation - Mac Davis 
Don't Be Cruel - Billy Swan  
The Promised Land - Meat Loaf  
Always On My Mind - Pet Shop Boys  
Crying In The Chapel - Tammy Wynette  
Ave Maria - El Vez Love Letters - Alison Moyet  
That's Alright - Rod Stewart  
Suspicious Minds - Candi Staton  
In The Ghetto - Candi Staton  
Wooden Heart - John Holt  
It's Now Or Never -El Vez  
Trouble - El Vez  
Hoochie Coochie Man - king  
Child Of A Preacher Man - king  
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - king  
Mystery Train - Dwight Yoakam  
Love Me - The Mavericks  
Are You Lonesome Tonight - The Mavericks  
Blue Moon - The Mavericks  
Viva Las Vegas - Bruce Springsteen  
Return To Sender - Ian McCulloch  
Wooden Heart - Nanci Griffith & The Blue Moon Orchestra  
Mystery Train - Jeff Beck & Chrissie Hynde  
Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers  
All Shook Up - Suzi Quatro  
Gentle On My Mind - R.E.M.  

I probably won't be able to play them all and not in this order but you get an idea of how the show is going to sound. Don't forget to tune into 6:10pm to 8pm (mountain time) on Friday January 9th to stream the show. Please let me know what you think, I need the feedback

Friday, January 2, 2009

Through the Looking Glass - New Year Show 2009

This week on Through the Looking Glass I will be concentrating on contemporary artists and contemporary music. With artists such as Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, Adel and Joss Stone covering music by the likes of Keane, The Zutons and Coldplay.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Show playlist for the December 5th show

Here are the songs that I played last night in a slightly foreshortened version of the show.

Sgt peppers - Kickshaw
With a little help – Joe Cocker
Lucy in the sky – Elton John
Getting better – Gomez
Fixing a hole – Hue and Cry
She’s leaving home – Billy Bragg
Mr. Kite - Frank Sidebottom
Within you without you – Big Daddy
When I’m sixty-four – Frankie Howerd
Lovely Rita – Michelle Shocked
Good Morning – Big Daddy
Sgt Peppers reprise – Bee Gees/ Peter Frampton
Day in the life - the Fall
Money – Tom Jones (Barrett Strong, Flying Lizards, Beatles)
Nobody knows you when you’re down and out – Tom Jones
( Jimmie Cox, Sam Cooke)
Slow down - Tom Jones/Jools Holland (Larry Williams /Beatles)
Baby it’s cold outside – Tom Jones/ Cerys (Esther Williams and Ricardo Monteblan)
Love to keep me warm (remix) (Written By Irving Berlin sang by Dick Powell and Alice Fay)
In the ghetto – el vez 4.30 Elvis Presley
Holidaze - Bob Rivers 3.09 Jimi Hendrix

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sgt Pepper, Jones the voice, poetry and the holiday spirit.

This week on Through The Looking Glass I will be playing the whole of the Beatles “Sgt Peppers” in cover versions, Using cover songs to expose the poetry hidden in songs that you know and love. There will be a few covers sang by Tom Jones, My featured cover artist this week. I will also throw in a few seasonally inspired covers and remixes to prepare you for the holiday onslaught.
This weekend is the 42nd anniversary of the Beatles entering the studio to start recording “Sgt Peppers Only Hearts Club Band” it took them over 4 months to record, a mammoth session for the sixties but speedy compared to today’s bands (GNR anyone). There have been at least three full cover albums of Sgt Peppers and countless versions of all the songs all over the world of music. I have compiled a playlist that covers many musical forms and interpretations; I hope that you will be suitably entertained.
To add some form of continuity within the show I will occasionally feature an artist who has a lot of cover versions in their back catalogue. This week it is Tom Jones who throughout his long career has consistently included cover versions on most of his albums. Recently he has had resurgence in England playing with bands like Portishead, Robbie Williams, Jools Holland and the Cardigans.
Remember to tune in Fridays from 6pm to 8pm Mtn time at KTAOS 101.9 or stream at Thanks
Dan (the English one).

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas is THE cover version holiday

Every year at about this time we are bombarded with the same 20 or so songs everywhere we go. I heard jingle bells at least 8 times yesterday and it is only December 2nd. For the sake of sanity (and profit) these songs get rerecorded, remixed and rereleased every year. There are over 40 versions of Jingle Bells listed on the Second Hand Songs website and over 70 versions of White Christmas. So this year I propose a game of Christmas cover bingo. Everyone should carry a notebook and whenever you hear a Christmas song jot down the song name and who performed it. On Christmas day send me your lists (at )
and the person who has heard and can identify the most covers of the most songs will receive from me a gift that I received but did not want (gift to be determined based on my gift getting).