Friday, December 12, 2014

Love Is a Real Thing - December 7, 2014

This morning a return to Soul Music, with intermittent forays into fusion (Miles Davis's On the Corner), bop (Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie), reggae (The Wailers) and some African street corner avant-garde (Konono No. 1). First Christmas song of the year.

Perhaps the culmination of over a year of radio shows--perhaps a new baseline from which to start. Ultimate energy and purpose. Love remains a real thing. Next week: featured artist The Relatives, gospel/psychedelic soul group from West Dallas.

Love's a Real Thing - Super Eagles
Peace - Miles Davis
Run Away Hide From Love - Jackie Stoudemire
If There's a Hell Below (We're All Gonna Go) (live) - Curtis Mayfield
Give Me Your Love - Curtis Mayfield
Daniel - The Spirit of Israel
Keep A Knockin' - Little Richard
Last Night - The Markeys
Salt Peanuts - Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie
Don't Let Me Fall - The Relatives
Somebody's Watching You - Sly and the Family Stone
Touch the Hem of His Garment - Sam Cooke
Sh-Boom - The Chords
I'll Go Crazy/Try Me (live) - James Brown
Brand New Second Hand - The Wailers
Wisdom - The Wailers
Mockingbird - Inez Foxx
Uptown - Prince
Sign O' the Times - Prince
Kule Kule - Konono No. 1
Tambura - Ramsey Lewis
Ilya Kurayakin - Ike Bennett and the Crystalites
Love Song - Ramsey Lewis
Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) - Marvin Gaye
White Christmas - Otis Redding
Girl Blue - Stevie Wonder
Breakaway - Irma Thomas
Check It Out - Bobby Womack
What Do You See in Her - Inell Young
Bat Macumba - Os Mutantes
The Girl from Addis Ababa - Mulatu Astake
Eternal Life - The Mosby Family Singers
I'm Glad - Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
We're in Yr Corner - Cornershop
St. Thomas - Sonny Rollins
Don't Stop the Carnival - Sonny Rollins
Zombie - Fela Kuti

KTUH FM Honolulu; 90.3 in Town, 91.1 on the North Shore, 89.9 on the Windward Side, ktuh.org

Love Is a Real Thing - November 30, 2014

Songs about food, drink and indulgence comprised the green force that drove the fuse and the flower of this post-Thanksgiving episode. Much gratitude for all the new listeners grooving to the Delta blues. Next week, a return to 100% soul music.

Love's a Real Thing - Super Eagles
By the Time I Get to Phoenix - Isaac Hayes
Soul on Fire - Lavern Baker
Drinking CV Wine - Howlin' Wolf
One Mint Julep - The Clovers
Chicken Shack Boogie - Amos Milburn
Good Time Tonight - Big Bill Broonzy
Whiskey No Good - Muddy Waters
Let's Go Get Stoned - Ray Charles
One For My Baby (and One More For the Road) - Frank Sinatra
Gin House Blues - Nina Simone
Cocaine - Abner Jay
If the Sea Was Whiskey - Willie Dixon and the Big Three
Can't Get No Grindin' - Muddy Waters
I Like Bread and Butter - The Newbeats
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - John Lee Hooker
Hanker For a Hunk of Cheese - ABC Morning Cartoons
Mashed Potato Time - Dee Dee Sharp
Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes) - Dee Dee Sharp
Beans and Rice - ABC Morning Cartoons
Ice Cream Man - John Brim
Malted Milk - Robert Johnson
They're Red Hot - Robert Johnson
Hot Tamales - The Prime Mates
Whiskey and Wimmen - John Lee Hooker
The Things That I Used to Do - Guitar Slim
Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee - Stick McGee
Kitchen Man - Bessie Smith
A Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer - Champion Jack Dupree
Stone Junkie (live) - Curtis Mayfield
How Blue Can You Get (live) - B.B. King
Please Love Me (live) - B.B. King
Me and Sonny - Brownie McGee
Shortin' Bread - Sonny Terry
Custard Pie Blues - Sonny Terry
Whiskey and Good Time Blues - Big Bill Broonzy
Champagne and Reefer - Muddy Waters

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Love Is a Real Thing - November 23, 2014

Sundays, 6 to 9 am

Deeply feeling a jazz vibe this beautiful Sunday morning, with a little Ramsey Lewis and Charles Lloyd to welcome the sun. Thank you for the calls and the requests.

Love's a Real Thing - Super Eagles
I Never Loved a Man (the Way I Love You) - Aretha Franklin
Tipitina - Professor Longhair
Rocket #9 - Sun Ra
Ankh - Sun Ra
Baby Workout - Jackie Wilson
Who's Loving You - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
Hey Love* - Stevie Wonder
You Haven't Done Nothin'* - Stevie Wonder
Black Soul - Bo Diddley
Soulful Strut - Young-Holt Unlimited
Time Is Tight - Sound Dimension
Because/You Never Give Me Your Money - Booker T. and the MG's
Sun Goddess - Ramsey Lewis
Forest Flower: Sunset (live) - Charles Lloyd Quartet
Spartacus Love Theme* - Ahmad Jamal
Cherokee* - Ahmad Jamal
Love Song - Ramsey Lewis
Harry Hippie - Bobby Womack
Cry to Me - Solomon Burke
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate - The Persuaders
Many Rivers to Cross - Jimmy Cliff
Up on the Roof - The Drifters
Fool on the Hill - The Four Tops
Daylight - Bobby Womack
I'm Going to Sit Down on the Banks of the River (live) - Rev. Gary Davis
Mighty Mighty (Spade and Whitey) (live) - Curtis Mayfield
Ain't Nobody's Business - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
You Can't Lose What You Never Had - Muddy Waters
Swing Brother Swing - Billie Holiday
The Other Woman - Nina Simone
Tell Him - Lauryn Hill
One for My Baby (and One More for the Road) (live) - Ella Fitzgerald
Private Number - William Bell and Judy Clay
In Paradise - The Cookies
Road Song* - Wes Montgomery
I'll Be Back* - Wes Montgomery
You and Me - Penny and the Quarters
Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) - Marion Williams

* - by request

KTUH FM Honolulu; 90.3 in Town, 91.1 on the North Shore, 89.9 on the Windward Side, ktuh.org

Love Is a Real Thing - November 16, 2014

Sundays, 6 to 9 am

Part Two of Guitar Heroes of Funk, Blues and Soul (and a Little Rock and Roll).

Love's a Real Thing - Super Eagles
Pali Gap - Jimi Hendrix
Since I've Been Loving You - Led Zeppelin (w/ Jimmy Page)
Smokestack Lightnin' - Howlin' Wolf (w/ Hubert Sumlin)
Stormy Monday Blues - T-Bone Walker
Mystery Train - Butterfield Blues Band (w/ Mike Bloomfield)
Mystery Train - Elvis Presley (w/ Scotty Moore)
Will the Circle Be Unbroken - The Staples Singers (w/ Roebuck "Pops" Staples)
Dust My Broom - Elmore James
Dust My Broom - Earl Hooker
I'll Never Get Out of These Blues Alive - John Lee Hooker
Casey Jones - Furry Lewis
I'm Going to Sit Down on the Banks of the River - Rev. Gary Davis
Sligo River Blues - John Fahey
Mojo Hand - Lightnin' Hopkins
Me and Sonny - Brownie McGhee
Me and My Chauffeur Blues - Memphis Minnie
You're Gonna Need That Pure Religion - Lucinda Williams
Didn't It Rain (live) - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Satisfied Mind - Lucinda Williams
They're Red Hot - Robert Johnson
Hellhound On My Trail - Fleetwood Mac (w/ Peter Green)
Albatross - Fleetwood Mac (w/ Peter Green)
Samba Pa Ti - Santana
You Gotta Move - The Rolling Stones (w/ Keith Richards and Mick Taylor)
Lay Lady Lay - The Isley Brothers (w/ Ernest Isley)
Just Like a Woman (live) - Danny Cox
Guess Who - B. B. King
Personal Manager - Albert King
Hideaway - Freddie King
Dynamite - Sly and the Family Stone (w/ Freddie Stone)
Lodi - Bo Diddley
Crackin' Up - Bo Diddley
Sun King/Polythene Pam/She Came in Through the Bathroom Window/I Want You/She's So Heavy - Booker T. and the MG's (w/ Steve Cropper)

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Love Is a Real Thing - November 9, 2014

Sundays, 6 to 9 am

Part One of Guitar Heroes of Funk, Blues and Soul (and a Little Rock and Roll).

Love's a Real Thing - Super Eagles
Djangology - Django Reinhardt
Harry Hippie - Bobby Womack
If You Don't Want My Love - Gabor Szabo (w/ Bobby Womack)
Cause We've Ended as Lovers - Jeff Beck
In a Silent Way - Miles Davis (w/ John McLaughlin)
Sanctuary - Mahavishnu Orchestra (w/ John McLaughlin)
I Can't Be Satisfied - Muddy Waters
Catfish Blues - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Machine Gun - Jimi Hendrix (Band of Gypsies)
Inspiration Information - Shuggie Otis
Boogie Chillen - John Lee Hooker
Killin' Floor - Howlin' Wolf (w/ Hubert Sumlin)
Little Red Rooster - The Rolling Stones (w/ Brian Jones)
(Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo) Heartbreaker - The Rolling Stones (w/ Keith Richards and Mick Taylor)
Rocket 88 - Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats (w/ Willie Kizart)
We're a Winner (live) - Curtis Mayfield
Chest Fever - The Band (w/ Robbie Robertson)
King Harvest - The Band (w/ Robbie Robertson)
Promised Land - Chuck Berry
Wichita Lineman - The Meters (w/ Leo Nocentelli)
Slip Away - Clarence Carter
Hey Jude - Wilson Pickett (w/ Duane Allman)
Key to the Highway - Derek and the Dominoes (w/ Eric Clapton and Duane Allman)
Key to the Highway - Big Bill Broonzy
Help the Poor - B. B. King
Turn on Your Lovelight (live) - The Grateful Dead (w/ Jerry Garcia)
Elephant Man - Bo Diddley
Gimme Back My Wig - Hound Dog Taylor and the Houserockers
It Hurts Me Too - Elmore James
Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End - The Beatles

KTUH FM Honolulu; 90.3 in Town, 91.1 on the North Shore, 89.9 on the Windward Side, ktuh.org

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Love Is a Real Thing - November 2, 2014

Sundays, 6 to 9 am

This week, we played all your favorite records from Love Is a Real Thing. In our second "Best Of" program, no great artist from the past year was left unturned. Next week: Guitar Heroes of the Blues, Funk, and Soul (and Maybe a Little Rock 'n' Roll).

Love's a Real Thing - Super Eagles
What's Going On (live) - Donny Hathaway
Distant Lover (live) - Marvin Gaye
I Want to Do Everything for You - Joe Tex
Soulful Strut - Sound Dimension
Bam Bam - Toots and the Maytals
Hey Love - Stevie Wonder
I Love Everything About You - Stevie Wonder
You Haven't Done Nothin' - Stevie Wonder
What's Happening Brother - Marvin Gaye
Hey There - Sons of the Kingdom
I Don't Want to Do Wrong - Gladys Knight and the Pips
One for My Baby (and One More for the Road) - Frank Sinatra
For the Good Times - Al Green
Ooh Baby Baby (live) - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
Shop Around (live) - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
Abraham, Martin and John (live) - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
Shame Shame Shame - The Harmonettes
Check It Out - Bobby Womack
Four Corners - Lee Dorsey
Patches - Clarence Carter
Right in the Middle (of Falling in Love) - Bettye LaVette
Take the "A" Train (live) - Ella Fitzgerald
Mercy, Mercy - Don Covay
Won't Get Fooled Again - Labelle
Medley: Something in the Air / The Revolution Will Not Be Televised - Labelle
Who'll Pay Reparations on My Soul - Gil Scott-Heron
Have You Ever Been (to Electric Ladyland)? - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Ballad of Dorothy Parker - Prince
Who's That Lady - The Isley Brothers
Standing Around Crying - Muddy Waters
The Right Time - Ray Charles
Two Winters Long - Irma Thomas
I'm Blue - The Ikettes
Don't Make Me Over - Dionne Warwick
My Girl - Orlando Julius
The First Cut Is the Deepest - Norma Fraser
Also Sprach Zarathustra - Deodato

KTUH FM Honolulu; 90.3 in Town, 91.1 on the North Shore, 89.9 on the Windward Side, ktuh.org

Death Is a Real Thing - October 26, 2014

Sundays, 6 to 9 am

Songs that featured werewolves, ghosts, spider people, and murderers--with a guest appearance by Satan himself. In the spirit of Halloween. Next week: The Best of Love Is a Real Thing.

Ghost Town - The Specials
Beware of Darkness - George Harrison
I'm Bad Like Jesse James - John Lee Hooker
Hey Joe - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Me and the Devil Blues - Robert Johnson
Dead Man Blues - Jelly Roll Morton
Ghost Hula - 1020's Hawaiian Music
Mr. Sinister - Koloko
If You Shoot the Head, You Kill the Ghoul - Jeffrey Lewis
Haunt - Roky Erickson
Ghost of Yesterday - Billie Holiday
Theme from Halloween - Soundtrack
Psycho Killer (live) - Talking Heads
I Walked With a Zombie - Roky Erickson
Black Angel's Death Song - The Velvet Underground
Paris 1919 - John Cale
Deserted Cities of the Heart* - Cream
Spider Man Blues - Bessie Smith
Haunted House Blues - Bessie Smith
Red Right Hand - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Satan Is Real - The Louvin Brothers
Earth Died Screaming - Tom Waits
Strange Fruit - Josh White
Devil Got My Woman - Skip James
Not to Touch the Earth - The Doors
The Killing Moon - Echo and the Bunnymen
The Werewolf - Barry Dransfield
Lil' Red Riding Hood - Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
Devil Town - Bright Eyes
Casper the Friendly Ghost - Daniel Johnston
Lions and Cucumber - Vampires Sound Inc.
The Raven - Christopher Walken
Witchcraft (live) - Ella Fitzgerald
Goodnight Irene - Tom Waits
Burn Devil Burn - Soul Messengers
I Walk on Gilded Splinters - Dr. John
I Put a Spell on You - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Ghost Riders in the Sky - Johnny Cash
The End - The Doors

* - by request (and in fond memory of Jack Bruce)

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