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Sunday, January 1, 2023

All Time is Now • Episode #025 - Best Tracks of 2011 with Nigel Grainge

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Nigel's playlist from Side B of Episode #025,
Jan 1st 2012
the first day of the new year...

Guest Curator: Nigel Grainge

Special Guest for the full hour is A&R legend, Nigel Grainge. British born Nigel's long career includes his early days at Phonogram in 1970's where his first signing was Thin Lizzy. He went on to sign (among others), 10cc, Steve Miller Band, Eddy Grant, etc. In 1977 formed Ensign Records and signed, Boomtown Rats, Flash n The Pan, Waterboys, World Party, and Sinéad O'Conner. In this episode Nigel brings his favorite tracks from 2011. Sadly, we lost Nigel in 2017, he is greatly missed. Enjoy these stories and songs.

For more info... LA Times obituary

1. I WALKED ALONE by Yacht
The BEST of 2011: From Portland, Oregon. This tracks appears on the Long Player, Shangri-La and remixes appear on the I Walked Alone EP.
The BEST of 2011: From Scotland. The Fratelli's front man's solo Long Player, Psycho Jukebox.
3. SANTA FE by Beirut
The BEST of 2011: The band from Santa Fe, New Mexico. From their Long Player, The Rip Tide.
3. ALWAYS by Blind Pilot
The BEST of 2011: Another band from Portland Oregon. From their  Long Player, We Are The Tide.

4. FLOW (Street mix) by DubFX ft. Mr. Woodnote & Flower Fairy
The BEST of 2011: The Australian bloke singing on the streets of Bristol, England. A true Independent artist. Pause the show audio and watch how this amazing performance unfolds live. For more info...

5. TRACKTOR by Wretch 32 ft. L
The BEST of 2011: Out of Tottenham in England. A Top 5 hit in the UK in January. From his second Long Player, Black and White.

6. YOU (Jimmy Edgar remix) by Creep ft. Nina Sky
The BEST of 2011: The duo from Brooklyn, NY. 
7. STRANGE FRUIT (from Sons of Anarchy) by Katey Sagal with The Forest Rangers and Blake Mills
The BEST of 2011: The classic Billie Holiday track remodeled by Katey Sagal appeared in an episode of the TV show, "Sons of Anarchy".
8. VIDEO GAMES by Lana Del Rey
The BEST of 2011: The "It" Girl of the year. From her Extended Play, Video Games EP. Brand new LP to come in 2012.
9. SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW by Gotye ft. Kimbra
The BEST of 2011: Great duet from out of Australia. From their Long Player, Making Mirrors.
The BEST of 2011: Another Australian band. From their Long Player, I Want That You Are Always Happy.
11. STREET by Jamie Woon
The BEST of 2011: Singer from the UK. From his debut Long Player, Mirrorwriting.
The BEST of 2011: The debut, Hot New Trash EP.
13. SOMETHING GOOD CAN WORK (RAC remix) by Two Door Cinema Club
The BEST of 2011: New band from Northern Ireland. From their Long Player, Tourist History.

For more songs 'n stories...
Check out HOUR I with Nigel Grainge...

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

Broadcast: INDIE1031 Coup d'état Show • 09/21/2010

As a way of introduction; this was my special guest spot on INDIE 1031's Coup d'état show, the week that my band Wild Colonials was releasing a single, "Heaven & Hell" from the Hilary Swank film CONVICTION. Preparing for the show, I was inspired by the knowledge that this was an internet world-wide broadcast. I had to send out numerous emails to friends and family about the show that included their specific time zone. Not knowing what to play besides some favs (Cash, Bowie, Beatles, Strummer), I saw it was Leonard Cohen's birthday that week (great!) I knew Johnny Cash had covered him. It was the end of summer so I did a search on iTunes under "Summertime" and found the cool version by Sam Cooke, and to discover not only was it released this same week, it was also song-writer Gershwin's birthday this week as well! WOW, this ties in nicely with the concept of time-zones across decades. I wanted to spin Bryan Ferry's "Let's Stick Together" and (guess what?)... it came out this week as well! I knew I wanted to play a track from Joe Strummers debut solo LP, did a Google search and (guess what?!?) it came out this very week as well!!! I wanted to play the German version of Bowie's "Heroes" and (I am not making this up)... It was released this same week!!! So then I looked in a RnR Diary book, found a few other birthdays (plus the birth and death of Marc Bolan within two weeks), and knew the rare cool original, "Tainted Love" was by Marc's wife Gloria. And now the entire show was musically and historically tapped into this week in time!

Half way through my show, INDIE Program Director Nick asked if I was interested in hosting my own radio show on INDIE. I said yes! He said, "This is going great and the TIME idea is a great concept for a show." And within the hour, the concept was fully formed as ALL TIME IS NOW
Here is my guest spot, enjoy...

INDIE1031 • Coup d'état Show
My playlist from September 21st 2010
the fourth week of September...

1. PAYOTTET by Yvette Horner
[music bed under introduction]
La Légende française d'accordéon!

2. REVOLUTION (Mono) by The Beatles
THIS WEEK in 1968: the first Television broadcast of "Revolution" on Top Of The Pops"Revolution" was the B-Side to "Hey Jude" the first single on the band's new record label, Apple Record Corp.
3. LET'S  STICK TOGETHER by Bryan Ferry
THIS WEEK in 1976: Bryan covers the old R&B chestnut. 
From Bryan's third solo Long Player, Let's Stick Together.
HAPPY 65th BIRTHDAY to Bryan on Sept 26th
4. "HEROES" (German version) by David Bowie
THIS WEEK in 1977: David Bowie release's the classic single simultaneously in English, ("Heroes"), French, ("Héros") and German, ("Helden").
5. BIRD ON A WIRE (Live) by Johnny Cash
Leonard Cohen's classic song performed by Johnny Cash live with a full Orchestra, from the Cash Unearthed box set.
HAPPY 76th BIRTHDAY to Leonard Cohen on Sept 21st
— Wild Colonials' singer Angela McCluskey, Johnny Cash and Shark
 at the Pantages after party in Hollywood 1995 —

6. ISLAND HOPPING by Joe Strummer
THIS WEEK in 1989: Joe Strummer release's his debut solo Long Player, Earthquake Weather.

7. SUMMERTIME by Sam Cooke
THIS WEEK in 1957: Sam Cooke releases his first single (under his own name) "You Send Me". The B-Side was this Gershwin classic from Porgy and Bess.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to George Gershwin on Sept 26th (1889)
8. TENHERT by Tinariwen
Dig the cool desert blues from the Sahara Desert in Northern Africa. From the compilation, Desert Blues and their great Long Player, Imidiwan : Companions, UNCUT magazine's BEST ALBUM of 2009.
9. HEAVEN and HELL (from Conviction) 
by Wild Colonials
The new Wild Colonials single from the new Hilary Swank film CONVICTION.
10. SONGBIRD by Oasis 
The first and only Oasis single written by singer, Liam.
HAPPY 38th BIRTHDAY to Liam Gallagher on Sept 21st
• SONIC HISTORY LESSON: Bolan Killed in Crash
THIS WEEK in 1977: Just two weeks shy of his 30th birthday, Marc Bolan and love, Gloria Jones were in a fatal car crash when their Mini driven by Jones, hit a tree. Bolan died instantly, while Jones suffered a broken arm and broken jaw and spent time in hospital; she did not learn of Bolan's death until the day of his funeral.

11. TAINTED LOVE by Gloria Jones
The original from 1965! 
This was the B-Side to the 45, "My Bad Boy's Coming Home". Picked from the used crates of the US to find new life in the clubs of 1970's England. Northern Soul!
12. METAL GURU by T.Rex
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Marc Bolan on Sept 30th (1946)
13. EAST L.A. (remix) by WAR con y José Feliciano
THIS WEEK in 1997: WAR released the compilation, Calección Latina featuring the remix version of "East L.A." 
HAPPY 65th BIRTHDAY to José Feliciano on Sept 10th

But now you never miss the water,
'till your well runs dry,
Come on baby give our love a try,
’cause It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll.


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Monday, July 18, 2022

All Time is Now • debut show #001 - Side B

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My playlist from part two of the debut broadcast, 
July 15th 2011
the third week of July...

1. WHEN DOVES CRY (12" version) by Prince and the Revolution
THIS WEEK in 1984: Prince has the #1 record in the world with the first single off the Long Player and Film Soundtrack, Purple Rain.
2. ROCK YOUR BABY by George McCrae
THIS WEEK in 1974: This New York City club hit became #1 in the US and the UK.
WHERE DA BIG BEATS COME FROM; We will have an ongoing series of looking at the original beats behind some of the biggest Hip Hop tracks over the decades. #1 in a series is...
3. WOMAN TO WOMAN by Joe Cocker
The original funky sample used by Dr. Dre in "California Love". From Joe's third Long Player, Joe Cocker in 1972.
4. CALIFORNIA LOVE by 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman
THIS WEEK in 1996: The sound of the summer 1996. 2Pac's come back record after being released from jail. His first #1 45. Also features Zapp Band singer Roger Troutman.
5. I'LL BE WAITING by Adele
THIS WEEK in 2011: The best selling Long Player of the year (so far), Adele's blockbuster, 21.
6. NIGHT NURSE by Gregory Isaacs
The Cool Ruler, Long Live Gregory Isaacs
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Gregory on July 15th (1951)
7. ISRAELITES by Desmond Dekker & The Aces
The legendary track from 1968. The first Reggae #1 in the UK and a huge hit Internationally.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Desmond on July 16th (1941)
8. BRAND NEW CADILLAC by Vince Taylor & The Playboys
The one (and only) British Rockabilly King, and inspiration for Bowie's Ziggy Stardust. This B-side was later covered by The Clash on their classic Long Player, London Calling.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Vince Taylor on July 14th
9. PHANTOM 309 by Red Sovine
The classic Country Narration about a night-time hitcher and the mysterious trucker that gives him a ride. Covered by Tom Waits on his Long Player, Nighthawks At The Diner.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Red Sovine on July 17th (1918)
10. THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND by Woody Guthrie
The timeless classic recorded in 1944. Everyone learned it in school. Huge influence on everything that came afterward.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Woody Guthrie on July 12th (1912)
11. DON'T THINK TWICE by Elvis Presley
THIS WEEK in 1973: The Bob Dylan classic covered by the King of Rock 'n Roll. From the Long Player, ELVIS [AKA Fool].
12. CHEREE by Suicide
THIS WEEK in 1978: The debut 45 from the legendary and influential New York band. A space age love song.
THIS WEEK in 1973: The Bob Dylan Soundtrack to the Film, Pat Garret & Billy The Kid staring James Coburn and Kris Kristopherson.


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