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Fred FM playlist: 19 February 2012 “Day Off”

February 19th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Where do the days go? Work, work, work, work and work, and soon two to three months have passed and you realize that you haven’t posted a thing on your blog…but change that “you” to “I” and here we are.

I found myself stuck behind the desk at home paying bills on my first day off in a long while, and let the iTunes take a musical holiday, jumping all over the map on a random spree – not that different from what I usually listen to, but enjoyably unpredictable, nonetheless. Here is a bit of what I heard.

Approximate playing time: 80 minutes.

  1. Hank Mobley  “Soul Station”  (1960)
  2. Ry Cooder  “Poor Man’s Shangri-La”  (2005)
  3. Johnny Cash  “I’m Going to Memphis”  (2003)
  4. The Stone Roses  “Elephant Stone”  (1989)
  5. IV Thieves  “Mother’s Dilemma”  (2006)
  6. Guy Van Duser & Billy Novick  “Sondra’s Blues”  (1994)
  7. Arthur Russell  “Make 1, 2″
  8. Television  “Friction”  (1977)
  9. John Prine  “The Sins of Memphisto”  (1991)
  10. Diana Ross & the Supremes  “I Guess I’ll Always Love You”  (1967)
  11. The Electric Prunes  “I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night”  (1966)
  12. Cowboy Junkies  “One”  (2005)
  13. David Gray  “Wisdom”  (1993)
  14. David Mead  “The Only Living Boy in New York”  (2004)
  15. Laura Nyro  “Mercy on Broadway”  (1969)
  16. Werly Fairburn  “Good Deal Lucille”  (1954)
  17. The Temptations  “Psychedelic Shack”  (1969)
  18. Howlin’ Wolf  “How Many More Years”  (1951)
  19. Beck  “E-Pro”  (2005)
  20. Steve Wynn  “Resolution”  (2010)

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Blair Cox // Feb 22, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    Glad to see a post. I’ve been waiting for your album selections for 2011. Listening to new Josh Ritter EP. Would never have heard of him but for your recommendation.

  • 2 spitballarmy // Feb 26, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Blair – Long, long gone are the days when I was either in the position to hear, or could afford to hear, most of the musical recordings unleashed upon the world in a given year. During 2011, I don’t believe I even purchased or received ten albums, thus eliminating me from making my annual pronouncement about which were the best. I can mention five records that came out last year that I enjoyed immensely, though (although one of them – Destroyer’s – I just heard a couple of weeks ago for the first time).

    Here/hear they are:

    Ron Sexsmith Long Player Late Bloomer
    J.D. Souther Natural History
    The Silver Seas Chateau Revenge [blue edition]
    Destroyer Kaputt
    Bill Frisell All We Are Saying…

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