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