KAOS Olympia 89.3FM

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A broadcast service of the Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

KAOS Olympia 89.3FM

Retroactive

Dec 29, 2018 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Music

With J.J. Syrja

Roots rock from the 1940s to the present: blues, soul, traditional R&B, jazz, folk, pop, punk, garage, surf.

Retroactive
9:00 AM
Clarence Clemons & the Red Bank Rockers - Summer On Signal Hill
Clarence Clemons & the Red Bank Rockers Summer On Signal Hill
A Woman's Got the Power Columbia 1983 7 Inch Rock

Intro music (non-LP B-side)

9:05 AM
Mason Williams - Train Ride In G
Mason Williams Train Ride In G
Sharepickers! Vanguard 1971
9:09 AM
Calvin Johnson - A Wonderful Beast
Calvin Johnson A Wonderful Beast L N
A Wonderful Beast K 2018 Rock
More imaginitive work from K Records founder
9:13 AM
Jonathan Byrd & Chris Kokesh - Paint the Town Blue
Jonathan Byrd & Chris Kokesh Paint the Town Blue
The Barn Birds Waterbug 2013 Americana
Good harmonies and a great acoustic guitar break
9:18 AM
Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton - You Are Not Needed Now
Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton You Are Not Needed Now
Wildflower Blues Cinquefoil 2017 Americana

Holland of the Be Good Tanyas and Parton of Chris Chandler fame

9:22 AM
Merle Haggard & Carl Jackson - Must You Throw Dirt In My Face
Merle Haggard & Carl Jackson Must You Throw Dirt In My Face
Livin', Lovin', Losin': Songs of the Louvin Brothers V/A Universal 2003

Various artists saluting Ira & Charlie Louvin, who played a role in the Everly Brothers' sound and more

9:25 AM
Charles Bradley - Slip Away
Charles Bradley Slip Away N
Black Velvet Dunham/Daptone 2018 R&B/Soul

The late singer remembered with a compilation of rare tracks, like this Rodriguez cover version

9:29 AM
Marcia Ball - Take a Little Louisiana
Marcia Ball Take a Little Louisiana
Shine Bright Alligator 2018 Blues

One foot in Louisiana, one in Texas and another worthwhile album from MB

9:34 AM
Bob Dylan - You're a Big Girl Now (take 2, solo)
Bob Dylan You're a Big Girl Now (take 2, solo)
More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 14 Columbia/Legacy 2018 Rock

Stunning "Blood on the Tracks" (finally released Jan. 1975) outtakes from 1974. On this one, Dylan's vest buttons are rattling the back of his guitar

9:38 AM
Cat Power - In Your Face
Cat Power In Your Face N
Wanderer Domino 2018 Rock
Stark and moving--one of the finest tracks here
9:43 AM
Xavier Davis - The Great Migration
Xavier Davis The Great Migration
Rise Up Detroit Detroit Music Factory 2018 Jazz
Music bed for the KAOS Calendar of Events
9:48 AM
Bobby Darin - Christmas Auld Lang Syne
Bobby Darin Christmas Auld Lang Syne
The Ultimate Christmas Album V/A Collectables 1994 Pop
The song was originally the A-side of a single in 1960
9:51 AM
Cecile McLorin Salvant - One Step Ahead
Cecile McLorin Salvant One Step Ahead
The Window Mack Avenue 2018 Jazz

The song title describes this superlative vocalist and she's made my personal top ten again

9:53 AM
Bully - Guess There
Bully Guess There
Losing Sub Pop 2017 Punk
Alicia Bognanno's band from its second album
9:57 AM
Canned Heat - Let's Work Together
Canned Heat Let's Work Together
Future Blues Beat Goes On 1970 Blues
How about more compassion and cooperation in 2019?
10:00 AM
7 Days of Funk - Let It Go
7 Days of Funk Let It Go
7 Days of Funk Stones Throw 2013 Funk
From seven song EP with one bonus track. Music by Dam-Funk, vocal by Snoopzilla (Snoop Dogg)
10:04 AM
Caroline Rose - More of the Same
Caroline Rose More of the Same
Loner New West 2018 Rock
Attitude and pop/rock hooks
10:10 AM
Big Star - Life Is White
Big Star Life Is White
Radio City Ardent 1974 Rock
Alex Chilton's (1950-2010) birth anniversary was December 28
10:14 AM
Big Star - Way Out West
Big Star Way Out West
Live Rykodisc 1992 Rock

From a 1974 radio broadcast at WLIR-FM/Long Island. It's recently been expanded and reissued

10:20 AM
Alex Chilton - Can't Seem to Make You Mine
Alex Chilton Can't Seem to Make You Mine
Stuff New Rose 1986

From a compilation of AC's solo work. This Seeds remake was taped in Dec. 1977

10:24 AM
Big Star - The Ballad of El Goodo
Big Star The Ballad of El Goodo
#1 Record Ardent 1972 Rock
Sublime track that should be a fixture on classic rock radio
10:28 AM
Big Star - Thank You Friends
Big Star Thank You Friends
Third/Sister Lovers PVC 1978 Rock

Big Star's three '70s studio albums are so radiant that it's hard to rank them

10:32 AM
Bo Diddley - The Great Grandfather
Bo Diddley The Great Grandfather
Go Bo Diddley Checker 1959 Rock

I apologize for not remembering that there is a racially insensitive line in the lyrics and I won't play this tune again

10:35 AM
Bo Diddley - Bring It to Jerome
Bo Diddley Bring It to Jerome
Bo Diddley Checker 1959 Rock
With Bo's maracas player, Jerome Green
10:38 AM
Ty Segal Band - Diddy Wah
Ty Segal Band Diddy Wah
Slaughterhouse In the Red 2012 Rock

Edited for radio play. Bo Diddley's (1928-2008) original title was "Diddy Wah Diddy"

10:40 AM
Bo Diddley - I'm Sorry
Bo Diddley I'm Sorry
Go Bo Diddley Checker 1959 Rock

BD was a much better vocalist than he's given credit for. A very fine, doo-wop style ballad. His birth anniversary is December 30

10:43 AM
Bo Diddley - Road Runner
Bo Diddley Road Runner
In the Spotlight Checker 1960 Rock
A masterpiece of power, humor and beyond. Meep Meep!
10:46 AM
Tony Royster, Jr. - Every Girl
Tony Royster, Jr. Every Girl
Unwrapped, Vol. 6: Give the Drummer Some Hidden Beach 2009
Music bed for the KAOS Community Billboard
10:50 AM
Lindsay Beaver - I'll Be Gone
Lindsay Beaver I'll Be Gone N
Tough as Love Alligator 2018 Blues
Austin, TX based
10:53 AM
The Polish Muslims - Yuletide Rock Opera, Act I
The Polish Muslims Yuletide Rock Opera, Act I
Yuletide Rock Opera Mrs. T's Potato and Cheese 1984 7 Inch Rock

Hamtramck, MI band does something I wouldn't have thought of: Setting the lyrics of "Auld Lang Syne" to the music of "I Want to Hold Your Hand"

10:57 AM
Ural Thomas & the Pain - Vibrations
Ural Thomas & the Pain Vibrations L
The Right Time Tender Loving Empire 2018 R&B/Soul
It was a good year for Portland soul legend UT
11:00 AM
Ian Moore - 1000 Blackbirds
Ian Moore 1000 Blackbirds
Toronto Last Chance 2018 Rock
From four song EP
11:03 AM
Shemekia Copeland - Such a Pretty Flame
Shemekia Copeland Such a Pretty Flame
America's Child Alligator 2018 Blues
Possibly her greatest album and one of 2018's best
11:09 AM
Patti Smith - Grateful
Patti Smith Grateful
On the Mountain Six V/A KMTT/Seattle 2000

Patti Smith is 72 on December 31. From a collection of live performances at the defunct adult rock station KMTT. Recorded April 2000

11:13 AM
Patti Smith - Gone Again
Patti Smith Gone Again
Gone Again Arista 1996 Rock

Title cut of her first album after several years of a hiatus from the recording studio

11:18 AM
Bob Neuwirth - Just Like You (with Patti Smith)
Bob Neuwirth Just Like You (with Patti Smith)
Look Up Watermelon 1996

Neuwirth was part of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue in 1975

11:21 AM
Patti Smith - Memorial Song
Patti Smith Memorial Song
No Alternative V/A Arista 1993

A lovely performance of spoken poetry and singing, recorded onstage in July 1993

11:25 AM
Patti Smith - Free Money
Patti Smith Free Money
Horses Arista 1975 Rock
A stirring and unique debut album. Thanks for the music and happy birthday Patti
11:31 AM
Amanda Gardier - Fjord
Amanda Gardier Fjord
Empathy Green Mind 2018 Jazz
Music bed for the KAOS Calendar of Events
11:37 AM
Claudia Schmidt - Old Devil Time
Claudia Schmidt Old Devil Time
New Goodbyes, Old Helloes Flying Fish 1983 Folk
A pretty (and then some) cover of Pete Seeger
11:41 AM
Deanna Reuben - What Are You Doing New Year's Eve
Deanna Reuben What Are You Doing New Year's Eve
Christmas Is Here self-released 2013 Jazz
11:46 AM
Courtney Barnett - Hopefullessness
Courtney Barnett Hopefullessness
Tell Me How You Really Feel Mom + Pop Music 2018 Rock

Aussie rocker has captured my imagination! My album of the year

11:51 AM
Courtney Barnett - Walkin' On Eggshells
Courtney Barnett Walkin' On Eggshells
Tell Me How You Really Feel Mom + Pop Music 2018 Rock

The only track on this walloping album that shows someone else's influence and I'd say the reference is Neil Young

11:55 AM
Charles Brown - (One) Mint Julep
Charles Brown (One) Mint Julep
Blues and Other Love Songs Muse 1992 Blues
Outro music