80 Years of WESU: Episode 02

Episode 02’s music pays homage to David Ruder, of Radio Art Transmission, and Charles Henry, of Afternoon Jazz.

Air Date: 2019-06-12

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Canned Travolta “Time To Change (With Special Superstar Guest Jeff Olson The Cowboy From the Village People)” from Time to Change 1997

Tex Rubinowitz “Hot Rod Man” from Hot Rod Man 1979

Shooby Taylor “Shooby Intro” from The Human Horn 1983

Shooby Taylor “Lift Every Voice and Sing” from The Human Horn 1983

Alec K. Redfearn and The Eyesores “Hatful Of Rain” from Bent At The Waist [2018 Remaster] 2018 Originally Released in 2000

Jenny Toomey “Your Inarticulate Boyfriend” from Tempting 2002

Charlie Parker “Scrapple From The Apple” from The Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes 2002O riginally released in 1949 on “Charlie Parker No. 3”

Doug Watkins Quintet “One Guy” from Soulnik 1960

Chet Baker “Soft Winds” from Chet Baker in New York 1958

Coleman Hawkins “Speak Low” from The Hawk Relaxes 1961

Kenny Burrell “Scotch Blues” from Blue Lights Volume 1 1958

Sonny Rollins “I’m An Old Cowhand” from Way Out West [60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] 2018 Originally released in 1957

Volume 03 Episode 52 – Watchmen with Their Eyes Closed

Air Date: 2019-06-11

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MewithoutYou “Tortoises All the Way Down” from [Untitled] Album 2018

Karl Hector & The Malcouns “Hymnin5 (Extended)” from Non Ex Orbis 2019 N

Adrian Belew “Wait to Worry” from Pop Sided 2019 N

Sparks “Scandinavian Design” from Hippopotamus 2017

UNKLE “Long Gone (feat. Tessa Angus, YSÉE)” from The Road: Part II / Lost Highway 2019 N

Yoni & Geti “I, Testarossa (Almost Live from Russian Recording)” from Joyful Noise Rarities Vol. 1 2019 N V/A

Whitehorse “St. James Infirmary” from The Northern South Vol. 2 2019 N

Neil Young “Nobody’s Story” from Dead Man [2019 Reissue] 2019 NOriginally released in 1996

Exuma “Exuma, The Obeah Man” from Exuma 1970

Grateful Dead “Cassidy (Live at R.F.K. Stadium, Washington D.C. 7/12/89)” from R.F.K. Stadium Washington D.C. 1989 (Live) 1989.07.12-13 2017

80 Years of WESU: Episode 01

2019 is WESU Middletown’s 80th birthday!  In celebration of this momentous milestone, I’m producing “80 Years of WESU”, a weekly show that features music selected or inspired by current and former staff members!

Episode 01’s music pays homage to Rick Reaction, of Sunset Loops, and Lord Lewis, The Velvet Knight, of The Rumpus Room.

Air Date: 2019-06-05

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Th Faith Healers “Mother Sky” from Lido 1992 Original artist: Can

Quickspace “Song for Someone” from Quickspace 1996

Laika “Sugar Daddy” from Silver Apples of the Moon 1995

Stereolab “Nihilist Assault Group” from Mars Audiac Quintet (Expanded Edition) Originally released in 1994

The High Llamas “Market Traders” from Santa Barbara 1992

The Meltdown “Better Days” from The Meltdown 2017

Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno “Shuffle Them Shoes” from 1000 Watts 2016

Charles Bradley “Ain’t It a Sin” from Changes 2016

Renegades of Jazz “Lucifer’s Rising” from Paradise Lost 2015

Afternoons in Stereo “Driving to Montenegro” from 5 2013

Bixiga 70 “Ilha Vizinha” from Quebra Cabeça 2018

Volume 03 Episode 51 – You Know Your Limit

Air Date: 2019-06-04

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Nilüfer Yanya “Give Up Function” from Miss Universe 2019

Nilüfer Yanya “Heavyweight Champion Of The Year.” from Miss Universe 2019

King Tuff “Livin On a Star” from Fragments du Monde Flottant 2019

Jakob Dylan “Expecting To Fly (feat. Regina Spektor)” from Echo in the Canyon [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] 2019 Original artist: Buffalo Springfield

Luna “Letter to Hermione” from A Sentimental Education 2017 Original artist: David Bowie

Ghost Light “Keep Your Hands to Yourself” from Best Kept Secrets 2019

Speedy Ortiz “Backslidin'” from Twerp Verse 2018

Joe Jackson “Fabulously Absolute” from Fool 2019

Swervedriver “Mary Winter” from Future Ruins 2019

Jih “Big Blue Ocean” from Big Gold Dreams – A Story of Scottish Independent Music 1977-1989 2019 Originally released as a single in 1985

Bananarama “Aie A Mwana [Afro Tribal Version]” from Gary Crowley’s Lost 80s 2019 Originally released as a single in 1981

Cage The Elephant “NIght Running (feat. Beck)” from Social Cues 2019

Ibibio Sound Machine “Basquiat” from Doko Mien 2019

Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, & James McAlister “Saturn” from Planetarium 2017


Volume 03 Episode 50 – Search and Recover: Southern Cross

Air Date: 2019-05-28

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Crosby, Stills and Nash “Southern Cross” from Daylight Again 1982

Curtis Brothers “Seven League Boots”.  Released: 1975 – Recorded at Sound City Studios 1975, Lindsey Buckingham and Richard Dashut production. Rick Curtis; guitar & vocals. Michael Curtis; bass & vocals. Thom Mooney; drums. Tom Curtis ; guitar & vocals. Patty Curtis Schauer; vocals. Stevie Nicks; vocals.

The Southcoasters “Southern Cross” from Encore 2.0

Cornbread Red “Southern Cross” from The Bluegrass Tribute to Classic Rock Volume 2 2008

Steve Acho “Southern Cross” from DSRP Acoustic Sessions 2015

Michael McDermott & Heather Horton “Southern Cross” from Music Is Love – A Singer-Songwriters’ Tribute To The Music Of CSN&Y 2012

Jimmy Buffet “Southern Cross” from Buffett Live: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 1999

Kawika Kahiapo “Southern Cross” from Ku‘u ‘Aina Aloha 2014

Eric Stone “Southern Cross” from Boatsongs #1/Songs For Sail 1999

Weedeater “Southern Cross” from …And Justice for Y’all 2014

Lullaby Players “Southern Cross” from Sleepytime Tunes: Jimmy Buffett Lullaby Renditions 2008

Volume 03 Episode 49 – Where Once Was Pity

Air Date: 2019-05-14

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Weezer “Mr. Blue Sky” from Weezer (Teal Album) 2019 Original Artist: Electric Light Orchestra

The Black Swans “Sunshine Street” from Don’t Blame the Stars 2011

The Mountain Goats “Going Invisible 2” from In League With Dragons 2019

Jonathan Coulton “Don’t Feed the Trolls” from Solid State 2017

Roger McGuinn and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers “King of the Hill (Early Take, 1987)” from An American Treasure (Deluxe) 2018

Stevie Nicks “Crash Into Me (Live)” from Stand Back 2019 Original Artist: Dave Matthews Band. Previously released in 2008 on “The Soundstage Sessions”

Marvin Gaye “The World Is Rated X” from You’re The Man 2019

Solange “I’m A Witness” from When I Get Home 2019

Teleman “Family of Aliens” from Family of Aliens 2018

The Flaming Lips Featuring Narration By Mick Jones “We Don’t Know How And We Don’t Know Why” from King’s Mouth (Music And Songs) 2019

Belly “Shiny One” from Dove 2018

Phosphorescent “My Beautiful Boy” from C’est La Vie 2018

Swans “Amnesia” from What Is This? 2019

Volume 03 Episode 48 – Don’t Tell Me Truth Hurts, Little Girl

Air Date: 2019-05-07

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The Matchmakers “Sandy” from Come Join My Orchestra: British Baroque Pop Sound 1967-1973 2018 Originally released in 1970 on the single “Thank You Baby”

David Bowie “Labyrinth Opening Titles / Underground” from Loving the Alien (1983–1988) 2018 Originally released in 1986 on “Labyrinth – Original Soundtrack”

Alice In Chains “Tears” from 2112 (40th Anniversary) 2016 Original artist: Rush

William Tyler “Our Lady Of The Desert” from Goes West 2019

Jeff Tweedy “Let’s Go Rain” from Warm 2018

Buffalo Springfield “Four Days Gone (Remastered)” from What’s That Sound? 2018 Originally released in 1968 on “Last Time Around”

Natalie Prass “Never Too Late” from The Future And The Past 2018

Billie Eilish “8” from When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? 2019

The Glass Sun “Silence Of The Morning” from Brown Acid: The Second Trip 2016 Originally released as a single in 1971

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO “Dark Star Blues” from Reverse Of Rebirth In Universe 2018 Re-recording of the song which debuted in 2004 on “Does The Cosmic Shepherd Dream Of Electric Tapirs?”

Dave Harrington Group “Then I Woke Up” from Pure Imagination, No Country 2019

Nils Frahm “Sweet Little Lie” from Encores 2 2019

Volume 03 Episode 47 – Down the Rabbit Hole: The Murderess

Air Date: 2019-04-30

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Kim Fox “The Murderess” from Songs Of The Witchblade 1998

Babes In Toyland “Boto(w)rap” from Spanking Machine 1990

Mark Lanegan “Down In The Dark” from The Winding Sheet 1990

Nirvana “Dive” from Sliver 1990

Garbage “Amends” from Strange Little Birds 2016

Against Me! “Dead Friend” from Transgender Dysphoria Blues 2014

Laura Jane Grace “The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton” from I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats: All Hail West Texas 2018 – Original artist: The Mountain Goats

The Mountain Goats “Younger” from In League With Dragons 2019

Daemon Chili “Great Blue Sea” from Mercy of the Sea 2016

Astronoid “I Wish I Was There While The Sun Set” from Astronoid 2019

The Pirate Ship Quintet “Emitter” from Emitter 2019

Volume 03 Episode 46 – Take It All Out on Me

Air Date: 2019-04-23

(Note: The broadcast recording is unavailable; the following is the pre-air mix used for the show.)

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Du Blonde “Take Out Chicken” from Lung Bread For Daddy 2019

Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny “NightSwimmer” from Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose 2012

Sara Bareilles “Poetry By Dead Men” from Amidst The Chaos 2019

The McCluskey Brothers “She Said To The Driver” from Big Gold Dreams – A Story of Scottish Independent Music 1977-1989 2019 – Originally released as a single in 1987

Meat Puppets “On” from Dusty Notes 2019

Sun Kil Moon (Feat. Petra Haden) “John, I’m Only Dancing” from The Howard Stern Tribute To David Bowie 2018 – Original artist: David Bowie

Jim James “Midnight, the Stars and You” from Tribute To 2 2017 – Original artist: Ray Noble & Al Bowlly

Bob Dylan “You’re A Big Girl Now” from Blood On The Tracks Test Pressing 2019 – Originally released in 1974

John Lennon “Imagine (Take 10)” from Imagine (Raw Studio Mixes) 2019

Frank Zappa “Sofa” from Zappa In New York (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) 2019 – Originally released in 1978

The Pale Fountains “(There’s Always) Something On My Mind” from Gary Crowley’s Lost 80s 2019 0 Originally released in 1983 on “Pacific Street”

Jazzateers “Sixteen Reasons” from Big Gold Dreams – A Story of Scottish Independent Music 1977-1989 2019- Originally released in 1983 on the single “Show Me the Door”

The Moth & The Flame “Lullaby IV” from Ruthless 2019

Kristin Hersh “Wave Of Mutilation” from High School Reunion – A Tribute To Those Great 80’s Films! 2005 – Original artist: The Pixies

Rising Appalachia And The Human Experience “Mississippi” from Soul Visions 2013

Volume 03 Episode 45 – I Am the Pipe that Others Play

Air Date: 2019-04-16

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Mekons “In The Sun” from Deserted 2019

Butthole Surfers “Cough Syrup” from Electriclarryland 1996

CHERRY GLAZERR “Wasted Nun” from Stuffed & Ready 2019

Peaches “Search And Destroy” from War Child Presents Heroes 2009 – Original artist: Iggy & The Stooges

Glo MacAri “Looking for Love” from All The Young Droogs: 60 Juvenile Delinquent Wrecks / Various 2019 – Originally released as a single in 1971

The Smashing Pumpkins “Solara” from Shiny And Oh So Bright – Vol. 1/LP – No Past, No Future, No Sun 2018

Megadeth “Angry Again” from Warheads On Foreheads 2019 – Originally released in 1993 on the soundtrack for “Last Action Hero”

Dream Theater “Paralyzed” from Distance Over Time [Special Edition] 2019

Queensrÿche “En Force” from The Warning [2003 Reissue] 2003 – Originally released in 1984

Astronoid “Beyond The Scope” from Astronoid 2019

Alcest “Oiseaux De Proie” from Kodama 2016