Show 104: with special guest, Ken Pobo

Special guest Ken Pobo returns with another batch of oldies.

1. Hold Back My Tears—Neon 3:48 (1971)
2. One Minute Woman—Bee Gees 2:23 (1967)
3. 12:30—Mamas & Papas 3:28 (1967)
4. Lost In Your Eyes—Tommy James/Shondells 2:16 (1967)
5. Baby I’m For Real—Originals 3:25 (1969)
6. Goodnight—Buffy Ste. Marie 3:51 (1992)
7. Can’t You See—The Flock 2:33 (1966)
8. Piece Of My Heart—Erma Franklin 2:45 (1967)
9. Brooklyn Roads—Neil Diamond 3:43 (1968)
10. Kay—John Wesley Ryles 3:45 (1968)

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Show 103: Ken Pobo’s potpourri


Special guest Ken Pobo visits to share some of his favorite obscure oldies.


1. Love In Every Room—Paul Mauriat, 1968

2. The Waters Of March—Sergio Mendes & Brazil 77, 1974

3. Dear World—Steve & Eydie, 1968

4. The President Sang Amazing Grace—Zoe Mulford, 2017

5. Gypsy Woman—Rick Nelson, 1963

6. My Life—Thor’s Hammer, 1968

7. Death of a Clown—Seagulls, 1968

8. So You Say You Lost Your Baby—Gene Clark, 1968

9. Lost in You—Petula Clark, 2013

10. Down Around The River—Harbingers, 1967

Show 102: New Year’s special

New Year’s show 2019

Featuring songs by Prince, John Fahey, Alan Parsons Project, Ella Fitzgerald, Counting Crows, Dan Fogelberg, Billy Joel, The Beach Boys, Moody Blues, Beck, John Lennon, The Mavericks, Indigo Girls, and Carmen McRae. Plus excerpts from Mircea Eliade’s book, The Sacred and the Profane, on the religious significance of New Year’s rituals.


Prince, “1999”, 1999
John Fahey, “Auld Lang Syne,” The New Possibility: John Fahey’s Guitar Soli Christmas Album
Alan Parsons Project, “Time,” Turn of a Friendly Card, 1980
Ella Fitzgerald, “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”, The Many Moods of Christmas: Great Songs by Great Artists of Our Time, 1973
“A Long December,” Counting Crows, Recovering the Satellites
Dan Fogelberg, “Another Auld Lang Syne,” The Innocent Age
Billy Joel, “I’ve Loved These Days,” Turnstiles 1976
The Beach Boys, “Auld Lang Syne,” The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album
Moody Blues, “New Horizons,” Seventh Sojourn, 1972
Beck, “Cycle,” “Morning,” Morning Phase
Billy Joel, “Got To Begin Again,” Cold Spring Harbor
John Lennon and Yoko Ono, “Just Like Starting Over,” Double Fantasy, 1980
The Mavericks, “Brand New Day”, Brand New Day 2017
“Hammer and a Nail,” Indigo Girls, Nomads, Indians, Saints
Carmen McRae, “What Are You Doing for the Rest of Your Life?”, “The Great American Songbook*, 1972

Show 101: Spotify discoveries, 2018 edition

Show date: December 26, 2018

Featuring 11 song favorites discovered on Spotify this year, including work by Max Ochs, Saint Etienne, Marah, Dead Man Winter, GospelbeacH, Jennifer Warnes, Gretchen Peters, Robert Ellis, Amy Ray, The Bevis Frond, and Lowland Hum. Program note: no actual vinyl rips on this podcast, which is a total violation of vinyl essence protocol. Whatever. Rules were made to be broken!

  1. “Ain’t Nobody High Raga,” Max Ochs
  2. “Take it All In,” Saint Etienne
  3. “Round Eye Blues,” Marah
  4. “I Remember This Place Being Bigger,” Dead Man Winter
  5. “In the Desert,” GospelbeacH
  6. “Just Breathe,” Jennifer Warnes
  7. “Arguing with Ghosts,” Gretchen Peters
  8. “Fucking Crazy,” Robert Ellis
  9. “Didn’t Know a Damn Thing,” Amy Ray
  10. “Lights are Changing,” The Bevis Frond
  11. “Salzburg Summer,” Lowland Hum

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Show 100: Christmas special

Date: December 10, 2018

Leadbelly, “Christmas is a Comin'” The Best of Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour 2007

Nat King Cole, “The First Noel,” The Christmas Song, 1962

Frank Sinatra “What Ever Happened to Christmas”
Ella Fitzgerald “White Christmas,” The Many Moods of Christmas: Great Songs by Great Artists of Our Time Goodyear, Columbia Special Products P 12013, 1973

Andy Williams “Ave Maria (Gounod)”, Christmas Present, 1974

John Fahey, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Fantasy,” The New Possibility: John Fahey’s Guitar Soli Christmas Album 1968

Simon and Garfunkel, “The Star Carol,” A Very Merry Christmas W.T. Grants Columbia Special Products ‎– CSS 563 1967

Tracy Silverman “O Holy Night” A Windham Hill Christmas: I’ll Be Home for Christmas 2004

Aretha Franklin, “Kissin’ by the Mistletoe”
Debbie Reynolds, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” The Joy of Christmas Strawbridge and Clothier, Columbia Special Products 1973

Barbra Streisand, “Jingle Bells,” A Christmas Album 1967

The Ronettes, “Frosty the Snowman,” Phil Spector’s Christmas Album 1963

Leon Redbone “Toyland” Christmas Island 1989

Bing Crosby “Silver Bells” Merry Christmas 1955

John Cale “Child’s Christmas in Wales” Paris 1919 1973

Doris Day, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” A Very Merry Christmas Volume Two W.T. Grants Columbia Special Products CSS 788

Vince Guaraldi Trio, “O Tannenbaum,” A Charlie Brown Christmas, 1965

Show 99

Date: December 9, 2018

Featuring songs by The Temptations, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Peggy Lee, The Blues Magoos, Helen Reddy, The Doobie Brothers, U2, Led Zeppelin

The Temptations “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” The Temptations Greatest Hits 1968

Pink Floyd, “Run Like Hell,” The Wall 1979

David Bowie, “Sufragette City,” ChangesOneBowie 1976

Peggy Lee “I’m a Woman,” The Hits of Peggy Lee 1968

The Blues Magoos, “Gloria” Electric Comic Book 1967

Helen Reddy, “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” Helen Reddy’s Greatest Hits 1975

The Doobie Brothers, “Clear as the Driven Snow,” *The Captain and Me,” 1974

U2, “Drowning Man,” War 1983

Led Zeppelin “What Is and What Should Never Be,” Led Zeppelin II, 1973

Show 98

Date: December 8, 2018

Greg Lake “Love You Too Much,” Hits Hits Hits Ronco compilation 1981

Neil Diamond “Do It,” Do It! 1971

Tammy Wynette, “D-I-V-O-R-C-E,” D-I-V-O-R-C-E 1968

Connie Francis, “Don’t Make Me Over,” Connie Francis Sings Bacharach and David 1968

Steve Lawrence, “The Impossible Dream (The Quest),” Steve Lawrence’s Greatest Hits

Eydie Gormé, “The Coffee Song,” Blame It On the Bossa Nova, 1963

Them “Here Comes the Night” and “Gloria” THEM – Here Comes the Night 1965

Nicolette Larson “Lotta Love” Nicolette 1978

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