KAOS Olympia 89.3FM

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

KAOS Olympia 89.3FM

Retroactive

Aug 3, 2019 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
Betty Wright - Paralyzed
Betty Wright Paralyzed
Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label V/A Numero Group 2006 R&B/Soul
A cool Miami soul anthology from the '60s that includes a young Betty Wright
9:08 AM
Terry Robb - It Might Get Sweaty
Terry Robb It Might Get Sweaty L N
Confessin' My Dues NiaSounds 2019 Blues
The fabulous guitarist from Portland, OR
9:11 AM
Jimmy McGriff & Junior Parker - Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying
Jimmy McGriff & Junior Parker Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying
Jimmy McGriff, Junior Parker United Artists 1972 R&B/Soul
Two greats teaming for a strong cover of the Louis Jordan classic
9:17 AM
Mavis Staples - Chance on Me
Mavis Staples Chance on Me N
We Get By Anti- 2019 Blues
She's in wonderful voice and Rick Holmstrom's guitar playing couldn't be better
9:21 AM
Richard Shindell - Nora
Richard Shindell Nora
Courier--Live Signature Sounds 2002 Folk
An energetic onstage performance
9:25 AM
Justin Townes Earle - Over Alameda
Justin Townes Earle Over Alameda
The Saint of Lost Causes New West 2019 Folk
One of many superb songs on his latest
9:30 AM
Sleater-Kinney - Can I Go On
Sleater-Kinney Can I Go On L
The Center Won't Hold Mom + Pop 2019 Rock
A wholly different sound for the trio--the album drops August 16
9:35 AM
Ray Charles - Ain't That Love
Ray Charles Ain't That Love
The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm & Blues Recordings, 1952-1959 Rhino 1991 R&B/Soul
I've played nearly 180 different Ray Charles tracks in 25 years of doing this show. This one is from 1957
9:38 AM
Laura Campisi - Hyperbalad
Laura Campisi Hyperbalad
Double Mirror self-released 2017
Covering Bjork
9:43 AM
Mimi Fox - Blue Bossa
Mimi Fox Blue Bossa
This Bird Still Flies Origin 2019 Jazz
Music bed for the KAOS Calendar of Events
9:49 AM
The Kinks - Come Dancing
The Kinks Come Dancing
State of Confusion Arista 1983 Rock
Keyboardist Ian Gibbons' (1952-2019) gleeful playing gave this Kinks hit another layer of sparkle. He also worked with Ian Hunter and will be missed
9:53 AM
Nils Lofgren - Remember You
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Blue With Lou Cattle Track Road 2019 Rock
Absolutely beautiful
9:57 AM
The Texas Horns - I'm Doin' Alright, At Least for Tonight (featuring Carolyn Franklin)
The Texas Horns I'm Doin' Alright, At Least for Tonight (featuring Carolyn Franklin) N
Get Here Quick Severn 2019 Blues
Tough stuff with vocalist-guitarist Wonderland
10:01 AM
Arcade Fire - Creature Comfort
Arcade Fire Creature Comfort
Everything Now Arcade Fire Music 2017 Rock
Clever lyrics and more
10:05 AM
Tacocat - I Love Seattle
Tacocat I Love Seattle L
Lost Time Hardly Art 2016 Rock
A great record...and great sentiment
10:08 AM
The Budos Band - Veil of Shadows
The Budos Band Veil of Shadows
The Budos Band 5 Daptone 2019 R&B/Soul
A simply astounding instrumental
10:16 AM
Joe Tex - Live for Yourself
Joe Tex Live for Yourself
The Love You Save Connoisseur 1966 R&B/Soul
Joe Tex (1933-1982) could sound wise, playful, serious or silly. His birth anniversary is August 8
10:18 AM
Joe Tex - Don't Make Your Children Pay
Joe Tex Don't Make Your Children Pay
The New Boss Dial 1965 R&B/Soul
Rare in the 1960s: a song about responsibility
10:21 AM
Tight Bros from Way Back When - Show Me
Tight Bros from Way Back When Show Me
Yoyo a Go Go 1999 V/A Yoyo Recordings 2001 Rock
A frantic take on Joe Tex's "Show Me" onstage at Yoyo a Go Go in Olympia, July 1999
10:25 AM
Joe Tex - Fresh Out of Tears
Joe Tex Fresh Out of Tears
Hold What You've Got Connoisseur 1965 R&B/Soul
10:28 AM
Joe Tex - What Me and My Baby Ain't Got
Joe Tex What Me and My Baby Ain't Got
I've Got to Do a Little Bit Bitter Dial 1966 R&B/Soul
The vocalist who possessed so many skills is fondly remembered on this show
10:32 AM
Timi Yuro - I Ain't Gonna Cry No More
Timi Yuro I Ain't Gonna Cry No More
The Best of Timi Yuro Liberty 1963
Timi Yuro's (1940-2004) soulful approach to pop music was unique. Her birth anniversary is August 4
10:35 AM
Timi Yuro - Crazy
Timi Yuro Crazy
Timi Yuro Today Ariola 1982
TY's old pal Willie Nelson (with Mickey Raphael on harmonica) were part of her 1982 comeback and are heard on this tune (Willie should have taken the guitar solo, but played rhythm)
10:39 AM
Timi Yuro - What's a Matter Baby (Is It Hurting You)
Timi Yuro What's a Matter Baby (Is It Hurting You)
What's a Matter Baby LIberty 1962
A masterpiece of spite and a majestic record
10:42 AM
Bob Sheppard - Maria's Tango
Bob Sheppard Maria's Tango N
The Fine Line Challenge 2019 Jazz
Music bed for the KAOS Community Billboard
10:48 AM
Bruce Springsteen - Moonlight Motel
Bruce Springsteen Moonlight Motel
Western Skies Columbia 2019 Rock
Add another gem to Springsteen's song catalog
10:52 AM
Shemekia Copeland - Ain't Gonna Be Your Tattoo
Shemekia Copeland Ain't Gonna Be Your Tattoo
33 1/3 Telarc 2012 Blues
An incredible (and incredibly sad) song about domestic violence
10:57 AM
Lee Fields & the Expressions - Two Faces
Lee Fields & the Expressions Two Faces
It Rains Love Big Crown 2019 R&B/Soul
Modern soul of the highest calibre
11:01 AM
Lena Lovich - Home
Lena Lovich Home
Stateless Stiff 1979 Rock
Innovative album that's now 40 years old! An unforgettable track
11:05 AM
The Specials - Stupid Marriage
The Specials Stupid Marriage
The Specials 2 Tone/Chrysalis 1979 Ska
Outrageous song from the band's debut, produced by Elvis Costello
11:08 AM
The Black Keys - Lo/Hi
The Black Keys Lo/Hi N
Let's Rock Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch 2019 Rock
11:14 AM
Ramblin' Jack Elliott - Cup of Coffee
Ramblin' Jack Elliott Cup of Coffee
Kerouac's Last Dream Appleseed 1997 Folk
Ramblin' Jack Elliott turned 88 on August 1
11:18 AM
Ramblin' Jack Elliott - Candy Man/Talkin' Sailor Blues
Ramblin' Jack Elliott Candy Man/Talkin' Sailor Blues
The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack (Original Soundtrack) Vanguard 2000 Folk
If you haven't seen the documentary, you should. Live recording from 1961
11:23 AM
Ramblin' Jack Elliott - Talkin' Columbia
Ramblin' Jack Elliott Talkin' Columbia
The Essential Ramblin' Jack Elliott Vanguard 1974 Folk
RJE is such a great Woody Guthrie interpreter. This live one is from April 1965
11:29 AM
Jan Cronin - Love's Made That Way
Jan Cronin Love's Made That Way N
Tell Him I Said Hello self-release 2019
A strong song, anchored by the blues
11:33 AM
Unwound - Seen Not Heard
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A Single History, 1991-1997 Kill Rock Stars 1999 Rock
Unwound made such a huge sound. This track from a split 7" they did with Steel Pole Bathtub
11:37 AM
Graham Parker & the Rumour - Something You're Going Through
Graham Parker & the Rumour Something You're Going Through
Heat Treatment Mercury 1976 Rock
Harsh, tuneful and they even work in some reggae rhythms
11:41 AM
Bangs - Licorice Whip
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Sweet Revenge Kill Rock Stars 2000 Punk
A devastating beat!
11:44 AM
Marlene Rosenberg - Circle Story
Marlene Rosenberg Circle Story N
MLK Convergence Origin 2019 Jazz
Music bed for the KAOS Calendar of Events
11:49 AM
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe - Millvale, PA
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe Millvale, PA
Gnomes and Badgers Seven Spheres 2019
The bluesiest thing on this jazzy, great album
11:54 AM
Chan Romero - Hippy Hippy Shake
Chan Romero Hippy Hippy Shake
Hippy Hippy Shake Del-Fi 1959 7 Inch Rock
An American rock classic. In England, it was first played by DJ Bob Wooler at the Cavern in Liverpool
11:56 AM
Charles Brown - (One) Mint Julep
Charles Brown (One) Mint Julep
Blues and Other Love Songs Muse 1992 Blues
Outro music