Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Here’s the projected playlist for The Laundromat this week (7th October)

Take Your Pick – Greg OlsenTake Your Pick
Mother Goose – Jethro TullBest of …
Johnny Was – Stiff Little FingersInflammable Material
True Love – Jefferson AirplaneJefferson Airplane

The odd sock
Enter Sandman -

By Artificial Means – K’crasherTowards the Light
(Wasting My Time) Thinking Of You – StrawbsDeep Cuts
To Be Good Takes A Long Time – Paul KellyWays & Means
Lord Is It Mine – SupertrampBreakfast in America

Stuff you left in your pockets
24 Hours – Champion Jack Dupree
Baby What’s Wrong – Borich ‘n’ Tilders
Roll Me Over – Curtis Jones
Cheese & Crackers – Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti
Don’t Be That Way – Teddy Wilson & his orchestra

Waiting Around – Keef Hartley BandBattle of the Northwest Six
Don’t Worry About The Government – Talking Heads ‘77
Children’s Eyes – Steve HendersonDarkest Corner
Love Like A Man – Ten Years AfterCricklewood Green

3-piece suit
Superficial Roadblocks
Spirit of Joy
Come Alive – Arthur Brown’s Kingdom Come - Journey

Swamp Devil – Circus of PowerMetal 10
Party of One – Tim WeisbergParty of One
Eve of 1000 Daughters – Matthew KnightsOne to One
Real Man – Todd RundgrenInitiation

Intros & Outros (7th October)
??Garry Puckett, front-man for Garry Puckett & The Union Gap
1911Vaughan Monroe, singer & orchestra leader
1927Al Martino, singer
1939Colin Cooper, of Climax Blues Band
1941Martin Murray, guitarist with The Honeycombs
1941Tony Sylvester (Enrique Antonio Sylvester) of The Main Ingredient, and later a producer
1943Dino Valenti, guitarist and singer with Quicksilver Messenger Service
1945Robert Webber of Sugarloaf
1945Kevin Godley, drummer & singer/songwriter with 10CC, half of Godley & Crème
1949David Hope of Kansas
1950David Taylor of Edison Lighthouse
1951John Cougar Mellencamp, singer/songwriter
1953Tico Torres (Hector Torres), drummer with Bon Jovi
1953Kathy Carsons of Hot
1959Mario Lanza (Alfred Cocozza), light-opera singer, died of a heart attack on this day. He was 38
1959Simon Cowell, record executive, producer and judge on Pop Idol & American Idol
1964Sam Brown
1966Johnny Kidd (Frederick Heath), of Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, was killed in a vehicle accident while on tour in Radcliffe, Manchester. He was 27
1966Smiley Lewis, R&B singer, died of stomach cancer
1967Toni Braxton, singer
1968Thom Yorke, vocalist, guitarist & keyboard player with Radiohead
1969Leeroy Thornhill, dancer with The Prodigy
1970Janis Joplin was cremated
1988Billy Daniels, singer, died of cancer on this day. He was 73

On this day (7th October)
1957Dick Clark’s American Bandstand was first shown on US TV
1957RCA Victor received advanced orders of 500,000 for Elvis Presley’s Christmas album, but only 200,000 had been pressed
1961 – Performers at Withita Forum in Kansas were The Platters, Del Shannon, The Drifters, Brook Benton and US Bonds. Tickets were $2 & $3
1964The Beatles appeared on an episode of Shindig taped on location in London. They performed I’m a Loser, Kansas City & Boys
1967Cass Elliot, of The Mamas & The Papas, spent the night in a London gaol after being accused of stealing a TV from her hotel. That night’s concert was cancelled as a result
1967The Beatles rejected an offer of $1 million to play Shea Stadium
1969The Youngbloods were awarded a gold record for Get Together
1974 – French pop-singer Veronique Sanson played her first show in Paris. Stephen Stills, her husband, played bass in the backup band. When asked whether they would become the next Sonny & Cher, Stills replied “Good God, no!”
1975 – The New York Supreme Court voted by a 2 to 1 majority to reverse John Lennon’s deportation order. They ruled that the British law under which he was convicted of ‘possession of cannabis resin’ in 1968 was unjust by US legal standards, and therefore he had been denied ‘due process’
1977 – Guitarist Steve Hackett left Genesis for a solo career
1977David Bowie released his Heroes album, the 2nd recorded in Berlin and produced by Brian Eno
1978Toto released their single Hold the Line
1978Billboard magazine reported that Marvin Gaye had twice filed bankruptcy papers earlier in the year having debts of $7 million
1978The Rolling Stones performed Beast of Burden and Respectable on Saturday Night Live
1978 – The Grease soundtrack album started a 13-week run at no. 1 on the UK charts
1978 – US country singer Merle Haggard married Leona Williams
1978Boston’s Don’t Look Back peaked at #4 on the US singles charts while Bob Seger’s Hollywood Nights peaked at #12
1980Dusty Springfield made her first New York stage appearance in 8 years at The Grand Finale club
1982Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page was handed a 12-month conditional discharge after being found guilty of possessing cocaine
1986Run DMC performed and spoke to 4000 schoolchildren at an anti-crack rally in New York City
1989Jefferson Airplane played a concert where admission was a can of food for the San Francisco Food Bank
1989Janet Jackson scored her 2nd US no. 1 single with Miss You Much
1994Treach, from Naughty By Nature, made his gig-screen debut in Jason’s Lyric
1995Alanis Morissette’s album Jagged Little Pill went to no. 1 on the US album charts. The album went on to become the biggest selling album to date for a female artist, with sales over 27 million
1995 – Rapper Tone Loc was arrested for allegedly taking $80 from a pizza parlor. He argued with the owner over a pizza and demanded his money back. He pleaded no contest
1995David Bowie released his Outside LP, an album that marked a reunion with Brian Eno
1996Bruce Springsteen’s solo acoustic show Ghost of Tom Joad was sold out in 8 minutes
1999Lauryn Hill was sued by 4 musicians who worked on the Miseducation album for claims of unpaid royalties as co-writers and producers
1999 – Irish Hot Press Awards included The Corrs (Best Irish Band), Andrea Corr (Best Female Singer), Divine Comedy (Best Irish Band), Divine Comedy’s singer Neil Hannon (Best Male Singer) and Westlife (Best Pop Act)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Playlist for The Laundromat 30th September '09

Take Your Pick – Greg OlsenTake Your Pick
Much Afraid – Jars of ClayMuch Afraid
Rough Trade – Stiff Little FingersInflammable Material
Cross Eyed Mary – Jethro TullBest of….

The odd sock –
Proud Mary – Nashville Country Singers

Common Market Madrigal – Jefferson AirplaneJefferson Airplane
Charmer – StrawbsDeep Cuts
Phantasmagoria in Two – K’crasherTowards the Light
Take the Long Way Home – SupertrampBreakfast in America

Stuff you left in your pockets –
My Home in the Desert – Otis Spann
Flood Down in Texas – Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
Milkman Strut – John Mayall
Perfect – Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti
Skyliner – Charlie Barnet & his orchestra

Sure Got Me – Paul KellyWays & Means
The Book I Read – Talking Heads‘77
Not Foolish, Not Wise – Keef Hartley BandBattle of the Northwest Six
Me & My Baby – Ten Years AfterCricklewood Green

3-piece suit –
Baby’s on Fire
Diamond Head
Miss Shapiro
You Really Got Me
Third Uncle – 801 801 Live

Swamp Devil – Circus of PowerMetal 10
Party of One – Tim Weisberg Party of One
Children’s Eyes – Steve HendersonDarkest Corner
Real Man – Todd RundgrenInitiation
Eve of 1000 Daughters – Matthew KnightsOne to One

Intros & Outros (30th September) –
1933Cissy Houston – soul singer and mother of Whitney. Cissy was a member of Sweet Inspirations, The Drinkard Singers (with Dionne Warwick) and back-up singer for Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan & Luther Vandross
1934Freddie King – blues guitarist & session musician for Muddy Waters and others before Leon Russell signed him to Shelter Records
Johnny Mathis – singer
1935Jill Corey (Norma Jean Speranza) - singer
1935ZZ Hill (Arzel Hill)
1942Frankie Lymon – front man for Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
1942Gus Dudgeon – producer for Elton John, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, The Zombies, Kiki Dee, The Strawbs, XTC and Joan Armatrading
1942Dewie Martin – folksinger, member of The Dillards, foundation member and drummer for Buffalo Springfield
1943Marilyn McCoo – singer and member of The 5th Dimension
1945Mike Harrison – keyboard player and foundation member of Spooky Tooth
1946Sylvia Peterson – singer with The Chiffons
1947Marc Bolan (Marc Feld) – guitarist & songwriter with T Rex
1953 – Deborah Allen
1954Patrice Rushen
1955James Dean died when his Porsche hit another vehicle near Los Angeles, California. (Technically not a musician, but exerted an immeasurable influence on the Rock & Roll era) He was 26
1956Basia (Basia Trzetrzelewska)
1957Dave Betts (Honeymoon Suite)
1969Davis Crosby’s girlfriend, Christine Hinton, was killed when her VW Kombi ran head-on into a school bus in San Fransisco while taking her pet cat to the vet
1977Mary Ford (Colleen Summer) died of cancer after being in a diabetic coma for 54 days. She had a single with her husband, Les Paul in 1954. She was 53

On this day (320th September) –
1965EMI launched its budget label ‘Music For Pleasure’ selling in grocery stores for 12s 6d
1967BBC Radio 1 launched in the UK. Ex-Radio Caroline DJ Tony Blackburn was the 1st DJ on air & the 1st disc played was The Move’s Flowers in the Rain
1967The Bee Gees’ single Massachusetts enters the UK charts
1967Strawberry Alarm Clock releases Incense & Peppermint
1972David Cassidy’s single How Can I Be Sure? went to no 1 in the UK
1972Columbia Records closed their four Hollywood recording studios firing 28 recording engineers. It seems that bands preferred small independent studios
1974 – Police were called to a Lynyrd Skynyrd & Blue Oyster Cult concert when a fight broke out between the two bands’ sound engineers. Skynyrd’s engineer claimed the sound had been turned off during their set
1977Ian Dury’s debut album released on Stiff records
1978John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John had their 2nd no 1 hit from Grease, Summer Nights
1978Al Stewart releases Time Passages
1984 – The music division of Thorn EMI, reputedly the greatest recording organisation in the world, reported a loss of $8.5 million during the previous 6 months
1985 – Kate Bush’s album Hounds of Love went to no 1 in the UK
1989 – Tina Turner’s solo album Foreign Affair went to no 1 in the UK
1992 – US singer Steve Earl was arrested in Nashville after failing to report for jury duty
1993 – Kate Pierson from B52s was charged with criminal mischief & trespassing during an anti-fur protest at Vogue’s New York City offices
1995 – Mariah Carey made chart history when her single Fantasy started an 8 week run at no 1 on the US. It made her the 1st female act to enter the charts at no 1
1999 – Chris de Burgh’s website was closed down after countless obscene message were posted on the visitor guest book. One message consisted of 2 four-letter words repeated 3,500 times

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The proposed playlist for The Laundromat Wed 16th Sept '09

Take your Pick - Greg Olsen - Take Your Pick
Portrait of an Apology - Jars of Clay - Much Afraid
In My Chair - Status Quo - Down the Dustpipe
Non-Stop Dancing - The Jam - In the City

The odd sock -
A Hard Day's Night - Mrs Mills

Fugue 2 / Song of Daedalus - Joe Jackson - Heaven & Hell
Josie - Steely Dan - Aja
Teacher - Jethro Tull - Best of ...
Winter Time - Steve Miller Band - Greatest Hits '74 - '78

The stuff you left in your pockets -
Country Boy - Otis Spann
Walkin' the Dog - Luther 'guitar jr' Johnson & the New Hawks
You Got Good Business - Curtis Jones
Goin' Places - Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti
Boogie Woogie - Tommy Dorsey & his orchestra
Naima - Dick Fregulia

Summer of Love - Jefferson Airplane - Jefferson Airplane
Honey Bee - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Couldn't Stand the Weather
Colours - John Butler Trio - Live 2001 - 2002
Jenny - Steve Taylor - Meltdown

3-piece suit -
Love to Love You Baby - Donna Summer - Love to Love You Baby

Sinatra - Helmet - Metal 10
Law & Order - Stiff Little Fingers - Inflammable Material
You Don't Dream About It - K'Crasher - Towards the Light
Simple Visions - The Strawbs - Deep Cuts

Intros & Outtakes (16th September)
1925 - BB King (Riley B King) - bluesman
1932 - Little Willie Littlefield
1934 - Richard Brandon of Dubs
1942 - Bernie Calvert - bassist for The Hollies
1943 - Joe Butler of The Lovin' Spoonful
1944 - Betty Kelly - one of The Vandellas
1947 - Russ Abbott
1947 - Sonny Lemair of Exile
1948 - Kenny Jones - drummer for Small Faces, then Faces, later for The Who
1950 - David Bellamy - singer/songwriter with The Bellamy Brothers
1953 - Earl Klugh
1956 - Charles Fearing of Raydio
1963 - Richard Marx - singer/songwriter
1976 - Tina Barrett - vocalist for S Club 7
1977 - Marc Bolan was killed in a car smash
1984 - Katie Melua - singer/songwriter
1996 - Ricardo Lopez, 21, found dead in his apartment after committing suicide. Before his death he had mailed an acid-bomb to Bjork's management
2004 - Izora Armstead, singer for Weathergirls, Two Tons o' Fun, died of heart failure at 62

On this day (16th September)
1963 - The Beatles 5th single, She Loves You, is relaesed in US on Swan Records
1964 - Shindig premiers on TV, featuring songs by current rock groups in a dance party atmospher, complete with mini-skirted go-go girls
1966 - The Who performed at The Odeon, Derby, England
1967 - The Vanilla Fudge's debut Lp, containing a 7 minute single, You Keep Me Hangin' On, enters the charts
1970 - Led Zeppelin won Best Group category in Melody Maker readers' poll. First time in 8 years it hadn't been The Beatles
1970 - Jimi Hendrix joined Eric Burdon onstage at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London. It turned out to be Jimi's last public performance
1972 - Rod Stewart's Never a Dull Moment hits no 1 on UK album charts
1974 - Bob Dylan starts recording Blood on the Tracks
1977 - The Rolling Stones release Love You Live
1978 - Blondie performed at London's Hammersmith Odeon.
1978 - The Grateful Dead perform at the pyramids, and become the first western band to headline a concert in Cairo
1979 - The first rap single released - Sugarhill Gang's Rapper's Delight
1983 - The Smiths performed at The Moles Club, Bath
1988 - Clash drummer Topper Headon was released from jail after 10 months of a 15 month sentence for narcotics charges
1989 - Gloria Estefan's single Don't Wanna Lose You hit no 1 in the US
1995 - Kara's Flowers (later to become Maroon 5) performed The Whiskey Au-Go-Go in Los Angeles
1998 - At a Sotheby's auction a notebook containing the words to Hey Jude and belonging to Beatles' roadie Mal Evans, sold for the equivalent $189,550. Also auctioned was John Lennon's 2-tone denim jacket ($15,640) and Ginger Spice's union-jack dress ($70,244)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Upcoming playlist for Wednesday 9th September

Take Your Pick - Greg Olsen - Take Your Pick
Fire - Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?
How Come - The Sports - All Sports
Diamond Rhyme - Heritage - Masque

The odd sock -
Ali fights tooth decay (part 2)

Weighed Down - Jars of Clay - Much Afraid
To Be Free - Status Quo - Down the Dustpipe
Sounds from the Street - The Jam - In the City
I got the News - Steely Dan - Aja

The stuff you left in your pockets -
Calcutta Blues - Champion Jack Dupree
Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor & Blues Machine
Long Night - John Mayall & Steve Anglo
Not Quite Right - Coleman Hawkins
Drummin' Man - Gene Krupa & his orchestra
Tenderly - Dick Fregulia

The Bridge - Joe Jackson - Heaven & Hell
Dance Dance Dance - Steve Miller Band - Greatest Hits '74 - '78
Living in the Past - Jethro Tull - Living in the Past
Hero - Steve Taylor - Meltdown

3-piece suit -
Telegraph Road
Private Investigations - Dire Straights - Love Over Gold

Ritual - Dan Reed Network - Metal 10
Honey Bee - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Couldn't Stand the Weather
Summer of Love - Jefferson Airplane - Jefferson Airplane
Law & Order - Stiff Little Fingers - Inflammable Material

Intros & Outtros on this day (9th September)
1925 - Jimmy Reed - bluesman
1940 - Joe Negroni - singer with Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
1941- Otis Redding, singer
1942 - Innez Foxx - singer
1942 - Luther Simmons Jr of The Main Ingredient
1945 - Doug Ingle - vocals for Iron Butterly
1946 - Billy Preston - singer, songwriter & keyboard player
1946 - Trevor Leslie Oakes of Showaddywaddy
1946 - Bruce Palmer - Bassist for Buffalo Springfield
1949 - Larry Stabbins of The Working Week
1952 - Dave Stewart - producer, songwriter, guitarist & keyboard player for Longdancer, The Tourists & Eurythmics
1963 - Peter Noone of Cross
1966 - Greg Kane of Hue & Cry
1970 - Macey Gray (Natalie McIntyre) - singer

On This Day (9th September)
1956 - Elvis Presley's appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show attracted an audience of over 50 million - a third of the population of the US. he performed Don't be Cruel and Reddy Teddy and was filmed from the waist up so that families viewing wouldn't see his famous hip gyrations
1965 - The Hollywood Reporter ran an ad "Madness, folk & roll musicians, singers wanted for acting roles in new TV show. Parts for 4 insane boys." The Monkees was born
1965 - The Rolling Stones single (I can't get no) Satisfaction hit no. 1 on the UK singles charts
1967 - The Flowerpot Men's single Let's Go To San Fransisco enters the British charts
1967 - Lulu releases To Sir With Love, The Rascals release How Can I Be Sure and Sam & Dave release Soul Man
1969 - Smith releases Baby It's You
1970 - After a series of pathetic movies, Elvis Presley got back on the road on a US tour starting at Oakland California
1971 - John Lennon releases Imagine
1972 - Jim Croce started 5 weeks at no. 1 on the US album charts with You Don't Mess Around With Jim
1972 - Slade's single Mama Weer All Crazee Now hit no. 1 on the UK singles charts
1972 - The Eagles release Witchy Woman and Seals & Crofts release Summer Breeze
1977 - David Bowie appeared on Marc Bolan's TV show Marc, and sang a duet Standing Next To You. Later they recorded some demos together which were never finished. Marc died in a car crash a week later
1978 - The Rolling Stones release Beast Of Burden
1978 - A Taste of Honey's single Boogie Oogie Oogie hit no. 1 on the US singles charts
1978 - Knebworth Park concert featured Frank Zappa, The Tubes, Peter Gabriel, The Boomtown Rats, Rockpile and Wilko Johnson's Solid Senders. Tickets costs under $10
1978 - Boney M's album Night Flight To Venus started 4 weeks at no. 1 un the UK
1979 - Cat Stevens (Stephen Georgiou) married Fouzia Ali at Kensington Mosque in West London
1979 - Promoter Sid Berstein takes out a full-page ad in The New York Times suggesting a Beatles reunion to benefit the boat people. He suggests 3 concerts, one each in Cairo, Jerusalem & New York. The Beatles didn't respond
1980 - The Allman Brothers Band started a UK tour at Manchester
1989 - Sonic Youth, supported by Nirvana, appeared at the Cabaret Metro in Chicago
1989 - Italian-based Black Box's single Ride On Time started a 6 week stint at no. 1 in the UK
1989 - New Kids On The Block's 2nd single Hangin' Tough went to 1 on the US charts
1992 - Nirvana's bassist, Chris Novoselic knocked himself unconscious during the MTV Music & Video awards. he threw his guitar 'skywards' and it hit him on the head
1995 - Coolio's Gangsta's Paradise started a 3 week run at no. 1 on the US singles charts
2001 - Aaliyah's self-titled album went to no. 1 on the US charts`