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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Playlist for Dec. 20

song, artist / CD

Baby it’s cold outside, Ray Charles and Betty Carter
Winter wonderland (Christian Prommer rmx), Shirley Horn / Verve Remixed Christmas
Linus and Lucy, Game Theory
You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch, Asylum Street Spankers / A Christmas spanking
Let it snow, Ska Santas
Christmas Auld Lang Syne feat. Gloria Estefan, Joshua Bell / Musical gifts
Go tell it on the mountain feat. Tom Waits, Blind boys of Alabama
Mele Kalikimaka, Reel Big Fish
I’m spending Hannukah in Santa Monica, Tom Lehrer
You ain’t gettin’ diddly squat, Heywood Banks / Holiday hits
12 Arabian Nights / Blame it on Xmas
Rockabilly Christmas and
Blue Christmas, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy / Everything you want for Christmas
She’s underneath the mistletoe again, Antsy McClain & the Trailerpark Troubadours
Merry Christmas baby, Chuck Berry / Season’s greetings
Happy Xmas (War is over), John Lennon
Hallelujah, KD Lang
Linus and Lucy, Wynton and Ellis Marsalis
Nedeleg, Ensemble choral du bout du monde / Think Global world Christmas
Humboldt Wassail, Holly Tannen / Rime of the ancient matriarch
Santa’s North Pole Blues, Paul Hansbury
Santa’s got a brand new bag, The Bobs / Too many Santas
Christmas in prison, Boxmasters / Xmas cheer
Russian Monastic Vespers
A Christmas Carol, Tom Lehrer
Ancient times two, Astarius / Spirit Rap
I bought you a plastic star for your aluminum tree, Michael Franks

Saturday, December 6, 2014

playlist for Dec. 6

song, artist / CD

Blast off, Reptar
Yosawya-san, Omodaka
Sold my soul, Goldfish
Sledge hammer, Indubious
Legalize herb, Macka B / The groove thief
Texas funeral, Jon Wayne
Hips don't lie, Shakira
Baby got back, Sir Mixalot
The architect, Morten Granau
Crazy like Alex Jones, Robert Owenby
Bailar contigo, Carlos Vivez
Road to peace, Tom Waits / Orphans: brawlers, bawlers and bastards
Gimme the power, Molotov
The revolution starts now, Steve Earle
Rich man's war, Steve Earle
Wasteland of the free, Iris Dement
Rich man's war, John Trudell
Pigpond sessions, Animal eyes
Go down dub, Bossa Nova Beatniks
Abendigo, The Abyssinians

Saturday, November 15, 2014

playlist for Nov. 15

A donde van los muertos, Kinky
A little less conversation, Junkie XL
In the waiting line, Zero 7 / Garden state soundtrack
Route 66, Bossa Nova Beatniks / End civil twilight
Cherokee, Cat Power / Sun
Firestarter, Prodigy
Life is killing me, Type O Negative / Life is killing me
Russel Brand, yesterday on Democracy Now
Metrolike, Junkie XL / Saturday teenage kick
Another one bites the dust, Wyclef Jean
Miss Ascentia / Crystal serpents
Spread your wings, Sparlha Swa / In the distance
Both sides now, Joni Mitchell / Clouds
Rootbeer stand in Afghanistan, Sonnet Cottage / Another time
Kali yuga pt. 2, the Venusians / Hot planet
Take you for a ride, Indubious / Wake the lion
Ebony Angel, USG / Abstract Afro journey
Rubberball, Thamusemeant
Hippie with a djembe, Paul and storm
Dub the dancehall, Alborosie

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

playlist for Nov. 1

song, artist / CD

Dancing in the moonlight, King Harvest
Dancing in the street, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Heartland, George Strait
I just wanna see, Smashmouth
Spirits in the material world, the Police
Whiskey Lullaby, Brad Paisley
La Vecinita, D & D / 100% Merengue de la Calle
Love train, the O'Jays
Get together, Youngbloods
Here with you feat. Collin McLoughlin, Fred V & Grafix
On the road again, Canned Heat
Azara alhai, Rasha / Acoustic Arabia Putumayo
Funu, Dennis Ferrer
The Architect, Morten Granau
Feel that, Tom Waits
Am I sexy, Lords of Acid
It's all about that bass, no treble; Meghan Trainor

Saturday, October 18, 2014

playlist for Oct. 18

song, artist / CD

Fuck the FCC, Eric Idle
Funky Kingston (blunt instrument rmx), Bombay Dub Orchestra
Mitwa ("Loved One"), from the Lagaan soundtrack
The Bug song, Leslie Littlefield, from the film: The Real Dirt on Farmer John
Alors on danse, Stromae
Flower Police, Camo Cowboys
Call me, Blondie (theme from American Gigolo)
Walk on the wild side, Albert Pla / Cover the world
You gotta feel it, AfroQBen
Relatively easy, Jason Isbell
Cheree, Suicide / Suicide
The fall (feat. Mackenzie Eddy), Emmanuel Jal
Jammy, Indubious
Sledgehammer, Indubious
Old number seven, Devil Makes Three
She left me for Jesus, Hayes Carll
So Hum Home, Twango Macallan
If I had a house, Royal Canoe
Earth people, Dimensional Holofonic Sound
A brain and a uterus (clip from Anita)
Overflow, Amber Darland
The product of a restless age (clip from Ken Burns' Jazz)
If I needed you, Jan Truesdale / Saturday night

Saturday, October 4, 2014

playlist for Oct. 4

song, artist / CD

General generations, A Tribe called Red
Six pieds sous terre, Chicha Libre / Sonido Amazonico
Today we're believers, Royal Canoe / Today we're believers
Stompin' at the Savoy, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald
Climax, Diplo feat. Usher
Anaconda, Postmodern Jukebox
Change my name to Bill, Nicolas Iris / World bridger
The ballad of Dr. Bud, Capt. Hawaii and the shallow people
Will work for weed, the Second Rate / Bud smoking styles of 9000 A.D.
Sinsemilla, Seeed / New Dubby Conquerors   
Friends from up north, Fatty Eddy
Ooh la la, the Faces
Love chooses you, Jan Truesdale / Saturday night
Golden feather, Robbie Robertson / Music for the Native Americans
Beds are burning, Midnight oil
You're the first, the last, my everything; Barry White
Techno syndrome, The Immortals / Mortal Kombat
Looking for a mountain, Hank3 / Rebel within
Sticky, Qvln / American Import
Lady 95, Styx
Ain't that a shame (live), Cheap Trick
Do ya, Electric Light Orchestra

Saturday, September 20, 2014

playlist for Sep. 20

song, artist / CD

Julian's (In Prison), Holly Tannen / 3 songs for Julian and his friends
Multi-viral, Calle 13 :: Democracy Now interview with René Pérez
Je veux, Zaz
Salto Latino, Abya Lala / Cambia
They move like somnambulists, Filasteen / Dirty bomb
Je hais les dimanches, Edith Piaf
Love addiction, Sparlha Swa / In the distance
Springtime, Ma Muse / Strange and wonderful
Electric inter-tribal, A Tribe called Red / Riddom nation
Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros, Flight of the Conchords
Dreams, Cranberries
Darkest skarlet wild rose, Patchy Sanders / The wild peach forest
The noose of Jah city, King Krule
Street life, Jazz Crusaders
Fault lines, Tom Petty
Theme from Batman
Will o' the wisp, Miles Davis & Gil Evans / Sketches of Spain
Pray for rain, Absynth Quintet / Telepathy with Glowbugs
Shirt off my back, Peter Rowan / You were there for me
Mitakuye Oyasin, Nahko & MFTP
intro to "Gumbo" (pt. 1 of Jazz), Ken Burns
At last, Etta James

Saturday, September 6, 2014

playlist for Sep. 6

song, artist / CD

Wikileaks Samba, Sonic Disobedience
The Geek shall inherit the earth, Holly Tannen / The Flower of Australia
Moonboots, Kyoka
Royals, Sad Clown
Matrimandir, Suduaya Elegy / Psychedelic Goa Trance 2013
Nyama musango, Thomas Mapfumo
Hurricane, Bob Dylan
Spirit in the sky, Norman Greenbaum
Hash pipe, Tiger Hi-fi
Statesboro blues, Taj Mahal
On and on and on, The Low 12
Sunshine daydream, The Grateful Dead
Netzwerk (Falls like rain) [Camo & Krooked rmx], Klangkarussell
Crumblin' heart, Max Weaver
Julian's in prison, Holly Tannen / The Flower of Australia
The highwayman: Johnnie Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson
Get together, the Youngbloods
Havana blues, Chico O'Farrill
Risk it, Nakho & Medicine for the people

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Playlist for Aug. 16

Ala Akbar, Abya Yala
Take yo' praise, Camille Yarbrough / The Iron Pot Cooker
Praise you, Fatboy Slim
Royals, Sad Clown
Nyoka Musango, Thomas Mapfumo / Chimurenga forever
I tend to avoid alcohol, from The Rum Diary
Robin Williams on alcohol
Di Bombs, Ikwunga / Indestructible African Beats
No GMO, Ras Gabriel
Following the puppets, Those Darn Accordions / No strings attached
Flower duet, from the opera Lakmé by Léo Delibes
Let's get the moonlight, Michita & Haiiro / Soul session
Your love will blow me away when my heart aches, Son Little
Drivers on the phone, Bob Rivers
Moonboots, Kyoka
Menthol cigarettes, from The Rum Diary
Azamane Tiliade, Bombino
Be so happy, Heartless Bastards (from Don Peyote)
Rama de Tamarindo, Petrona Martínez
C'est si bon, Eartha Kitt
Home, Edward Sharp & the Magnetic Zeroes

Saturday, July 19, 2014

playlist for July 19

Price of silence, a re-mix of Cancion Protesta by Aterciopelados / Oyé
Ana ma fiye, Najwa Karam
Wikileaks samba, Sonic Disobedience
Sinsemilla feat. Denyo, Seeed / New dubby conquerors
Streets O Ramallah, Checkpoint 303
Modern prophit, Nicholas Eyeris / Synchroneyes Symbols
Young man in America, Anais Mitchell
Woman, John Lennon
Persian love song, Lisa Gerrard / Mirror pool
Ya basta, Anne Feeney / Dump the bosses off your back
Agra the emerald mix feat. Paul Horn, Cheb i Sabbah
Slingshot Hiphop, Palestinian Rapperz
Which side are you on, Rebel Diaz
Risk it, Nahko & Medicine for the People / Dark as Night
Why we build the wall feat. Greg Brown, Anais Mitchell / Hadestown
Toad, Cream
The victim gets the blame, Anne Feeney / Union Maid
Israelites, Desmond Dekker & the Aces
Palestine will be free, Maher Zain / Thank you Allah
We will not go down, Michael Heart

Saturday, July 5, 2014

playlist for July 5

The machine 2006, Brother / As you were
Stomping ground, Resonance / Organic Dance Didgeridoo
excerpt from the film Muscle Shoals
Ask Grandma, Taj Mahal
Statesboro Blues, Taj Mahal
One time one night, Los Lobos
Echo, Terri Lyne Carrington / Mosaic
Odhiambo Otieno, Secret Museum of Mankind (v. 8)
Hill and Gully Ride, Secret Museum of Mankind (v. 1)
Nie Smuccie Sie Tatry, Secret Museum of Mankind (v. 1)
Can you feel it?, Jackson 5 / Triumph
Punky's dilemma, Simon and Garfunkel / Bookends
Stormy weather, Cab Calloway
Transformation, Terri Lyne Carrington / Mosaic
Pressed Rat and Warthog, Cream / Wheels of fire
Middle of the madness, Microcosmic (Kimiko Jay & Darian Gray)
Lonely women, Laura Nyro
Guru bramha, Jai Uttal / Buddha Bar v. 1
Three times of the day, Dylan Trees
Supermassive black hole,  Muse / Knights of Cydonia

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Playlist for June 7

Note: the May 17 edition of What It Is was pre-empted by KMUD's Block Party.
song, artist / CD

Saturdays, Cut copy / Bright like neon love
Voodoo child, Angélique Kidjo / Cover the world
Sinsemilla, Seeed / New Dubby Conquerors
Papa la Ska, Bossa Nova Beatniks / End civil twilight
Dilruba, Shahbaz & Ayaz
It's not unusual, Tom Jones
Barroom girls, Gillian Welch / Revival
Wild thing, The Troggs
Mnemonics, DJ Logic
Pahinni aloha, Hapa / In the name of love
Supafunkadholic (Esjay's Red Light Remix), Delhi 2 Dublin
The first, Motherlode
Shades, Arstidir
Dust my broom, Taj Mahal / Taj Mahal
Cake-walking babies come home feat. Eva Williams, Clarence Williams Blue Five
Your eyes, Bombay Bicycle Club / A different kind of fix
Lightning crashes, Live / Throwing copper
Prends courage, Feufollet / Cow island hop
Louisiana zydeco, Clarence Gatemouth Brown / Standing my ground
What's left of the flag, Flogging Molly / Drunken lullabies

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Playlist for May 3

Sinsemilla feat. Denyo, Seeed / New dubby conquerors :: lyrics (in Engl & Ger.)
Rong radio, Benjamin Zephaniah
Positive herb, Niyorah / A different age
Change my name to Bill, Nicolas Iris / World bridger
54-46 was my number, Toots and the Maytalls
Disco Deviance 31 clips, SHMLSS
Feelin', Bobma Estéreo
El Mayoral, Peña / Peña - Afro Peruvian Music
Donde estas Yolanda?, Pink Martini / Sympathique
I am resistance, Rico Pabon + Agua Libre
Duo concertant for violin and piano (Stravinsky), Leonidis Kavakos
Beatitudes, Sirin Ensemble
Hikoki gumo, Yumi Arai
Sisters, A Tribe Called Red / Nation II Nation
Tumbao, Ruben Gonzales
Wolf teeth, JD McPherson
When she smiles she lights the sky, Plantlife
Tha heart's find, D M Tea Hawk
Nose job, Pure-Land
Sway, Julie London
Friday the 13th, Supreme Beings
Oxbow lakes, The Orb
ABoneConeDrone, Sheila Chandra
Hey Tía, Instituto Mexicano del Sonido
Love your ways, Salmonella Dub / Inside the dub plates
Tanguillos marineros, Ojos de brujo / Techari

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Playlist Apr. 19

song, artist / CD
Today's show is dedicated to Carl Savage who passed on 17 Apr, aged 88. RIP.

Llama, Monareta
Red Riddom, A Tribe called Red / Nation II Nation
Lua afe, Te Vaka / Ki Mua
Blind spot, Katchafire & th Black Seeds
My city was gone, the Pretenders / Learning to crawl
music from the first season of Mad Men
Brother, Morten Harket
Bengali song, Nithin Sihawney / Chillout voices
Azara Alhai, Rasha / Acoustic Arabia
I believe she was talkin' 'bout me, Kevin Mahogany w/ Randy Travis
On the rocks, Grieves
Bhutto (Radio Rabat remix), Muslimgauze
Seytan, Serdar Ortac / Turkish hits vol. 1
The chain of obedience
Friday the 13th, Supreme Beings
Gangnam style, Psy
Thunderstruck, AC/DC - The Razor's edge
Throw me down in the old field, Linda Tillery & th Cultural Heritage Choir
Trees, John Butler Trio
Man in black, Johnny Cash
Closing time, Tom Waits
Un bel di vedremo (< Puccini) sung by Victoria de Los Angeles
Ain't no grave, Johnny Cash

Saturday, April 5, 2014

playlist Apr. 5

song, artist / CD

Breathless, Shankar Mahadevan
Mystic eyes, Monjes  Budistas / Sakya Tasha Ling
Llama, Monareta
Blue jeans, Lana del Rey
Dance upon the corner, Alchemystics / Spread hope
Rock paper scissors feat. Leslie Kernochan, Saqi / Heart's castle
Blue car, Big children's choir of national radio / My Perestroika
Voices of Light, Richard Einhorn set to The Passion of Joan of Arc
Chale chalo, Lagaan
Stay in bed, forget the rest; Deee-lite / Dewdrops in the garden
Tanto's revenge, A Tribe called Red / Nation II Nation
Blue drag, Alan Toussaint
Birth of the blues, Les Paul
Sat. Night Fish Fry, Louis Jordan
What's up pussycat, Tom Jones
Pussycat meow, Deee-lite / Infinity within
Beauty and a beat, Postmodern Jukebox
Everything must change, Nina Simone
Ain't got no/I got life
, Nina Simone
Love lifts up where we belong, Joe Cocker
Watching me, Jill Scott
I want to take you higher, Sly and Family Stone
46 and 2, Tool

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Playlist Mar. 15

song, artist / CD

Soledad, Sono Rhizmo
Matrimandir, Suduaya, Elegy
a song [name unknown] by Oliver Mtukudzi
Mr. Lucky, Henry Mancini
Happy, Pharrell Williams
If I ever leave this world alive, Flogging Molly
Dance me to the end of love, Leonard Cohen
The life divine, Santana / Love devotion surrender
SoHum home, Twango Macallan
30 days, Chuck Berry
Hawaii 78, Brother Iz
Wild cats of Kilkenny, Pogues / Rum, sodomy and the lash
La serena, Azam Ali
Paz a ti, Helado Negro
House of blues, Greg Allman
(I'm) the end of the family line, Morrissey
Break the walls, Ken South Rock
Rabat, Beats Antique / Tribal Derivations

Friday, March 14, 2014

playlist Mar. 1

song, artist / CD

Black dog, Led Zep / Led Zep IV
Hocus Pocus, Focus
Inidiwan Ahi Sigdim, Tinariwen / Emmar
Tha Heart's find feat. Wesley Elliot, D.M. Teahawk
Twirl me, Wildlight
Silicon jungle, The Venusians / Hot planet
Elma in condiments, a scene from Brokeback Mountain
Get off, Foxy
Red rain, Peter Gabriel
Woodstock, CSNY
Free falling, Tom Petty   
Time to send someone away (Jose Gonzalez rmx), Saqi / Quest signal
Save me, Aimee Mann
Hawaii song, Stick figure / Smoke Stack (2009)
Today, Jefferson Airplane
Got to be real, Cheryl Lynn
Ahha Song, Palestinian Rapperz
How mountain girls can love, Ralph Stanley / Clinch Mountain Country
Tamacun, Rodrigo y Gabriela

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Playlist Feb. 15

song, artist / CD

Rain shower, Olu Dara / In the World
Voices of Africa, African Tribal Orch. / Afr. Street party
Climax, Diplo feat. Usher
Riffraff, Casey Neill
Gotta get up every morning, Junior Brown / Semi-Crazy
C is for conifers, They must be giants / Here come the ABCs
Bird on a wire, Willie Nelson
The saddest thing to say feat. Lisa Kekaula, Legendary Tigerman
It's raining, Hugh Masekela
The Non-conformist's oath, Steve Martin
Fitnah, Filastine / Dirty bomb
Sympathique, Pink Martini
Don't you worry, Unforscene
Kan man ha roligare
Cramp your style, Killer Meters
Ask, The Smiths
Family Felony, Camo Cowboys
Time to get high, Los Marijuanos
Power to the people, John Lennon
Break the walls, Ken South Rock / Break the walls
Moon Dance, Van Halen
Toss me like a pizza, Antonia Lamb / Carry me away
Honey and I, Haim

Monday, February 3, 2014

Playlist Feb. 1

song, artist / CD

Family, Hani al-Katib / Head in the dirt
Never never land, Venusians / Hot planet
Grizzly bear, Animal Eyes / Ursus
Island, Whitest Boy Alive
Hello bonjour, Spearhead & Michael Franti
Cuntry Dave gets grumpy, Nicholas Eyeris
After buffalo, Phoenix and After Buffalo
Optimistic, Sounds of Blackness / Back to love
The rain song, Supreme Beings
Royals, Lorde
Downtown, Rising Appalachia & th Human Experience / Soul visions
The truck got stuck, Corb Lund & the Hurtin' Albertans
Dancing on the ruins of multi-national corporations, Casey Neill / Riffraff
Zombie, Lyndsey Battle
Bring 'em home, Pete Seeger
Blow those clouds away, Synrgy
Noisuf (Raw jazz take), Stockholm Cyclo
I'll be around, Empire of the sun / Ice on the dune
The most beautiful girl in the room, Flight of the Conchords
St. James Infirmary Blues, the White Stripes
The last farm, Kjartan Sveinsson (soundtrack)
The music we are, Seabury Gould / Let that musician finish this poem

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Playlist Jan. 18

Ganja weed, Indubious
The ballad of Dr. Bud, Capt. Hawaii and the shallow people
A million miles away, Plim souls
The bug song, Leslie Littlefield
Magic carpet ride, Steppenwolf
Marrakesh Express, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Here before, Lissie
Tessellate, Tokyo Police Club
Tessellate, Alt-J
Tuit tuit, Rokia Traoré / Beautiful Africa
I just want to celebrate, Rare Earth
Reggae Fadoli, Massilia Sound System
Kali yuga, pt. 2, The Venusians / Hot Planet
Dust my broom, Taj Mahal / Taj Mahal
Suavecito, Malo / Rare soul '70-'72
Rock, paper, scissors; Saqi + Leslie Kernochan / Hearst's Castle
Uh, Fujiya-Miyagi
Rhapsody in Blue (1924!), George Gershwin
Dieuf, Youssoupha Sidibe
SOS, Chris Gilles / Catharsis
I am that I am, Peter Tosh / Equal Rights
The fiddle and the drum, Joni Mitchell

Saturday, January 4, 2014

playlist Jan. 4

song, artist / CD

Boogie chillun, Beau Jocque / Rough guide to zydeco
Fire and brimstone, Trombone Shorty /Say that to say this
Justice, Goddess Alchemy Project / Frequencies of the motherland
Never never land, The Venusians / Hot planet
Love your ways, Salmonella Dub / Inside the dub plates
The village, Tunng / Turbines
Nutcracker suite (Dance of the funky D.J.'s), Torres Bros.
26-2 (J. Coltrane), Anthony Smith Vibraphone Quartet / Connections v. 1
Changed man, Michael Burks
Dig deep enough, Gogol Bordello / Pura vida conspiracy
Kali yuga pt. 2, The Venusians / Hot planet
Emerald swing, Sultans of string / Symphony
Face of danger (feat. Charlie 2Na), Morcheeba / Head up high
Vel vel muruga (Kundalini power), Turiya Nada / Arakara
Stefan Pashov / from the film Encounters at the End of the World
Seven of nine, Andrew Macari (rmx Mark Farina) / Connect
Chale Chalo (Come, let us move on) / from the film Lagaan
I'm free! (William Orbit mix), Morgan King / Global Underground 003
Erik Owen, Youngblood Brass Band / Pax Volumi
Silicon Jungle, The Venusians / Hot planet