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

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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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Monday, October 20, 2014

Love Is a Real Thing - October 19, 2014

Sundays, 6 to 9 am

This wet morning inspired in us "tezeta," or nostalgia - and for the first half of the program we danced  and pined to the love and party music of our forbears, R'n'B classics from the late Fifties and early Sixties. Curtis Mayfield introduced the program with the Impressions' hit "Gypsy Woman," and returned halfway through the show with "Eddie You Should Know Better," from the soundtrack album Superfly. True to form, we ended this week's "Love Is a Real Thing" with a disco free-for-all. Fun and heartfelt. Next week, we'll return to the Blues.

Love's a Real Thing - Super Eagles
Tezeta - Mulatu Astake
Gypsy Woman - The Impressions
He's a Rebel - The Crystals
Eternal Life - Mosby Family Singers
I'm Your Puppet - James and Bobby Purify
Speedo - The Cadillacs
Lucille - Little Richard
Lollipop - The Chordettes
South Street - The Orlons
Wah-Wahtusi - The Orlons
Gravy (for My Mashed Potatoes) - Dee Dee Sharp
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles
Row-Row-Row My Boat - The Four Mints
You Send Me (demo) - Sam Cooke
Bring It On Home to Me (live) - Sam Cooke
Ya-Ya - Lee Dorsey
Four Corners - Lee Dorsey
A Little Bit of Soap - The Jarmels
Along Came Jones - The Coasters
Quarter to Three* - Gary "U.S." Bonds
You Don't Know Me - Ray Charles
Road Runner - Bo Diddley
Eddie You Should Know Better - Curtis Mayfield
You and Me - Penny and the Quarters
Why Can't We Live Together? - Timmy Thomas
Bridge Over Troubled Water (live) - Aretha Franklin
You've Got a Friend (live) - Donny Hathaway
Trouble in Mind (live) - Nina Simone
Trouble in Mind - Clifton Chenier
Who Knows Where the Time Goes (live)* - Nina Simone
Just Like a Baby - Sly and the Family Stone
Everybody Is Going to Make It - Funkadelic
People Get Ready (live) - The Chambers Brothers
You Haven't Done Nothing - Stevie Wonder
Pass It On - Pieces of Peace
Check It Out - Bobby Womack
The Love I Lost - Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
Get on the Floor - Michael Jackson
Jimmy - M.I.A.
Tomorrow Never Knows - Junior Parker

* - 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 - October 12, 2014

Sundays, 6 to 9 am

The final of our programs dedicated to Stevie Wonder's inimitable career from 1972 to 1976 - culminating in the double album Songs in the Key of Life. Along with Mr. Stevland Morris's own compositions, we also touched on music by his Tamla/Motown label mates, including Diana Ross, the Four Tops, and Edwin Starr. A great morning of spiritual music after a weekend of celebrations.

Love's a Real Thing - Super Eagles
#Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
#Joy Inside My Tears - Stevie Wonder
#Ngiculela - Es Una Historia - I Am Singing - Stevie Wonder
My Girl - Orlando Julius
#Ordinary Pain - Stevie Wonder
#If It's Magic - Stevie Wonder
Fool on the Hill - The Four Tops
Come Together - Diana Ross
#Have a Talk with God - Stevie Wonder
Locking Up My Heart - The Marvelettes
My Sweet Lord - Edwin Starr
#Love's in Need of Love Today - Stevie Wonder
#Pastime Paradise - Stevie Wonder
#Village Ghetto Land - Stevie Wonder
Never Can Say Goodbye - The Jackson 5
I Want You - Marvin Gaye
#Contusion - Stevie Wonder
#Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
#Summer Soft - Stevie Wonder
It Don't Mean a Thing - Duke Ellington
In a Sentimental Mood - Duke Ellington and John Coltrane
Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancock
Rockit - Herbie Hancock
#As - Stevie Wonder
#I Wish - Stevie Wonder
#Knocks Me Off My Feet - Stevie Wonder
#Black Man - Stevie Wonder
#Another Star - Stevie Wonder
Nathan Jones - The Supremes
M-Anvi Chante Peyi-M - Atis Indepandan
D'Jorolen - Bela Fleck
In Paradise - The Cookies
Brand New Day - Van Morrison

# - from Songs in the Key of Life

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