The Songcircle



In a songcircle, songs are bandied back and forth. Perhaps around a fire. Each week on The Songcircle, we try to spark a fire and bounce artists' songs off one another in a similar way. Sometimes in service of a common theme or genre. Sometimes paying tribute to a beloved artist with rare recordings. Sometimes responding to events that impact us all. Always, we strive to present music both new and familiar in a fresh context. You might not love every song, but stay tuned - the next one might be a new favorite!

Jeff Rosenberg is a longtime KBOO DJ and contributor to the Music section of Willamette Week.

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Episode Archive

The Songcircle welcomes Jeremy Wilson, plus special guest Karyn Ann

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 03/07/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Live music from special guests Jeremy Wilson and Karyn Ann

Portland great Jeremy Wilson, formerly of the Dharma Bums, visits the Songcircle to talk about and share songs from his new solo album, Empty Through Empty Space, whose release he celebrates Saturday night at the Doug Fir.

We'll also hear live music from Karyn Ann, performing one of the Bob Dylan tunes she'll play at Rainy Day Women: The Vulva Underground presents Bob Dylan, tonight at Mississippi Pizza.

The Songcircle on 02/28/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 02/28/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle on 02/21/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 02/21/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle on 01/31/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 01/31/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle on 01/24/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle on 01/17/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 01/17/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

Farewell, Phil Everly

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 01/10/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Bidding a Brother goodbye

This week's Songcircle will be a labor of love, and a goodbye kiss to Phil Everly and the indelible harmonies of The Everly Brothers. Featuring classic, rare, and live tracks from Phil & Don, and covers of their tunes by Ray Charles, Gram & Emmylou, Neko Case, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Simon & Garfunkel, and from Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones' new Everlys tribute album, among others.

Songcircle Mashup Special

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 01/03/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Special Mashup edition
This week on the Songcircle, guest host Sam explores the metagenre known as "mashup." This is the practice of combining the vocal track of one song with the instrumental track(s) of another. To the extent that the result is "transformative" of the sources, mashups are covered under the "fair use" doctrine of U.S. copyright law.

The Songcircle on 12/27/13

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 12/27/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle on 12/20/13

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 12/20/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

Audio

Songcircle 3/4/11 Interview with John Wesley Harding/Wesley Stace

program: 
The Songcircle
program date: 
Thu, 03/10/2011

 Singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding, a.k.a. author Wesley Stace, stopped by to discuss his new novel, Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer, about an early-20th-century opera composer whose career is cut short by a scandalous murder-suicide. Wes performed the folk ballad "Little Musgrave," which figures prominently in the novel's plot. He also shared two new tunes from his forthcoming, made-in-Portland album.

Following the approx. 50 minute interview is a brief snippet of British folk legend Nic Jones' "The Flandyke Shore"; Wes paid tribute to Jones on the great 1999 album, Trad Arr Jones, on which he first performed "Little Musgrave".

Playlists

The Songcircle playlist for 10/31/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
10/31/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Otis ReddingTrick or TreatRemember Me
The WhoBoris the SpiderA Quick One
The KinksWicked AnnabellaThe Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society
The WeedsYou Must Be a WitchThe Weeds a.k.a. The Lollipop Shoppe
Kim FoxI Wanna Be a WitchMoon Hut
Kristen HershYour GhostHips and Makers
Warren ZevonWerewolves of LondonExcitable Boy
Blue Öyster CultGodzillaWorkshop of the Telescopes
The Edgar Winter GroupFrankensteinThey Only Come Out at Night
Fela and Afrika 70Zombiesame
Grateful DeadCandymanAmerican Beauty
Mississippi John HurtCandy ManToday!
Rev. Gary DavisCandymanBlues & Ragtime
DonovanCandy ManSummer Day Reflection Songs
Fred NeilCandy ManBleeker & MacDougal
Siouxsie and the BansheesCandymanTwice Upon a Time - The Singles
Martha Reeves and the VandellasCandy ManSpellbound: Lost and Found
Sammy Davis, Jr.The Candy Man20th Century Masters
Ella FitzgeraldSavoy TruffleElla

BONUS SNACKS!

Cornershop: Candyman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJGrVnqPpzA

LL Cool J: Candyman (unreleased version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsM21RwfCGo

Philip Glass: Floating Candyman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC-Cc1obu9w

Terry Callier: Now You're Gonna Miss Your Candyman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVs5Ry9KC7U

Ella Fitzgerald: Savoy Truffle (had to fade it out early!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KmvANzwRWk

John Grant: Marz (another candy litany I meant to follow the above)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzWQSabtWLs

Enjoy!

 

The Songcircle playlist for 10/24/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
10/24/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Joni MitchellBig Yellow Taxi (Remix) (Radio Mix)CD single
Patty GriffinLittle GodSilver Bell
Gillian WelchWayside/Back in TimeSoul Journey
Kelly WillisTake Me DownWhat I Deserve
Peter MulveyLies You Forgot You ToldSilver Ladder
"You Don't Have to Tell Melive in studio
"What Else Was ItSilver Ladder
"Where Did You Go?live in studio
"If You Shoot at a King You Must Kill Him"
Bob DylanBeyond Here Lies Nothin'Together Through Life
Elvis PresleyKentucky RainSuspicious Minds: The Memphis 1969 Anthology
The Mamas and the PapasNo Salt on Her TailAll the Leaves Are Brown: The Golden Era Collection
The KinksSweet Lady GenevievePreservation, Act 1
Scotland Barr and the Slow DragsWe Will Be Forgotten, Pt. 1We Will Be Forgotten
Procol HarumBoredomA Salty Dog

The Songcircle playlist for 10/17/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
10/17/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Ken LonnquistFry Fish FrySlow RideMaple Twig
The RousersRunaway TrainFull Moon Bad WeatherBoat
Marques Bovre and The Evil TwinsWearyBig Strong HouseBoat
SpoonerSleep Out Under The StarsThe Fugitive DanceDali
Honor Among ThievesWhackUnited Mind WorkersExude!
Celebrating early 90s in Madison wisconsin
"Fryday Night at teh Crystal Corner"

The Songcircle playlist for 10/17/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
10/17/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Ken LonnquistFry Fish FrySlow RideMaple Twig
The RousersRunaway TrainFull Moon Bad WeatherBoat
Marques Bovre and The Evil TwinsWearyBig Strong HouseBoat
SpoonerSleep Out Under The StarsThe Fugitive DanceDali
Honor Among ThievesWhackUnited Mind WorkersExude!
Celebrating early 90s in Madison wisconsin
"Fryday Night at teh Crystal Corner"

The Songcircle playlist for 10/17/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
10/17/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Ken LonnquistFry Fish FrySlow RideMaple Twig
The RousersRunaway TrainFull Moon Bad WeatherBoat
Marques Bovre and The Evil TwinsWearyBig Strong HouseBoat
SpoonerSleep Out Under The StarsThe Fugitive DanceDali
Honor Among ThievesWhackUnited Mind WorkersExude!
Celebrating early 90s in Madison wisconsin
"Fryday Night at teh Crystal Corner"

The Songcircle playlist for 10/17/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
10/17/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Ken LonnquistFry Fish FrySlow RideMaple Twig
The RousersRunaway TrainFull Moon Bad WeatherBoat
Marques Bovre and The Evil TwinsWearyBig Strong HouseBoat
SpoonerSleep Out Under The StarsThe Fugitive DanceDali
Honor Among ThievesWhackUnited Mind WorkersExude!
Willy Porter w/ Paul PerroneDraw The TimeThe Trees Have SoulSouthwind Records
Switchtrack AlleyStranger LifeSaharaCats I
Paul Black and the Flip KingsMoo GooKing DollarHouse of Blues
Marques Bovre and The Evil TwinsSam's SongLive From Lonesome CountyCan Do
Chris PlataHurricaneFresh HorsesPonytrak
The MidwesternersCarolinaThe MidwesternersDarlingtone Records
SpoonerMean Old WorldThe Fugitive DanceBoat
Sonia DaDAJungle SongLive6/9/1993
Paul Black and the Flip KingsThe Last TimeKing DollarHouse of Blues
Honor Among TheivesI Put A Spell On YouUnited Mind WorkersExude!
Marques Bovre and The Evil TwinsBurn This TownBig Strong HouseBoat
The RousersSomewhere That's YouFull Moon Bad WeatherBoat
Marques Bovre and The Evil TwinsLonesome CountyLive From Lonesome CountyCan Do
Celebrating early 90s in Madison wisconsin
"Fry-day Night at the Crystal Corner"
Instrumental interludes by The Waterdogs live at the Crystal Corner in 1993

The Songcircle playlist for 09/26/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
09/26/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
The Quiet AmericanApple in the FallWild Bill Jones
David BlueThse 23 Days in SeptemberUnicorn Coffee House, Boston, 1967
Dan BernWelcome (Madmen with Guns)Songs of Fall
Stevie WonderBig BrotherTalking Book
MorrisseyWorld Peace is None of Your Businesssame
John GrantMarz (Live)Other Voices: Series 11, Vol. 1
Pete TownshendAnd I MovedEmpty Glass
Leonard CohenYou Got Me SingingPopular Problems
Loudon Wainwright IIIDepression BluesHaven't Got the Blues (Yet)
"The Morgue"
Dan BernJailThe Swastika EP
"Ostrich TownMy Country II
"My Country II"
The Balancing ActSearching for This ThingThree Squares and a Roof
Paul PenaJet AirlinerNew Train
Terry ReidSilver White LightSilver White Light: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970
Van MorrisonAncient HighwayDays Like This
Matt BerryFarewell Summer SunKill the Wolf

The Songcircle playlist for 09/19/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
09/19/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Elvis Costello (w/Steve Nieve)Accidents Will Happen (Live)Live at Hollywood High
Elvis Costello & Steve NieveTemptation (Live) (arr. Nieve)Costello & Nieve: Live in Los Angeles
Elvis Costello & The AttractionsThe BeatThis Year's Model
"Inch by InchGoodbye Cruel World
"The Long HoneymoonImperial Bedroom
"Man Out of Time"
"Almost Blue"
Steve NieveInterviewlive on air from Melbourne!
Elvis Costello & The Attractions... And in Every Home (arr. Nieve)Imperial Bedroom
Elvis Costello & Steve Nieve with the North Carolina SymphonyGreen Shirt (arr. Nieve)09/13/2007 Cary, NC
Steve NieveAlison For Michael At the Music StoreLazy Point
Steve Nieve feat. Ron SexsmithHalloween (Bonfire NightToGetHer
Steve NieveStupid Thing to DoMumu
The AttractionsSingle GirlMad about the Wrong Boy
Steve Nieve, Brodsky Quartet et alUnfailing Welcome to the Voice [feat. Sting]Welcome to the Voice
"Happiness [feat. Robert Wyatt]"
Elvis Costello & Allen ToussaintClubland (Live)07/25/2007 Lucerne

A focus on pianist Steve Nieve, both with and without Elvis Costello. And an exclusive live-by-phone interview with the artist!

Here's one I didn't have time to play today: The Attractions cover Yoko Ono! One of Steve's sublime moments.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mDtb0E8-ps

The Songcircle playlist for 09/12/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
09/12/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Dan BernWelcome (Madmen with Guns)pre-release
The Beau BrummelsTurn AroundBradley's Barn
Del AmitriLiesdigital single
Johnny CashWhite GirlBitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian
Steve EarleCusterLook Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited
Rhiannon GiddensThe Vanishing Race"
Swamp DoggAmerica, Here's My BoySong Reader
John TrudellBombs over BaghdadAKA Graffiti Man
Old Crow Medicine ShowSweet AmarilloRemedy
The Secret SistersDirty LiePut Your Needle Down
A Year AfarWitnessBetter Life
Kate BushThem Heavy PeopleThis Woman's Work, Vol. 2
Etta JamesTake It to the LimitLive from Montreux 1993 [video]
Linus of HollywoodBiographySomething Good
Kim FoxTread This World So LightlyReturn to Planet Earth
James LowCarry OnCarry On
The Balancing ActA Girl, Her Sister, and a TrainNew Campfire Songs

The Songcircle playlist for 08/29/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
08/29/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Cyndi LauperTime After Time
David Bowiethe Width of a Circlethe Man Who Sold the World
the Neville Bros.the Time Is Right1985-11-16 - Atlanta
Booker T & the MGsTime Is TightVery Best of Booker T. & the MGs
Captain BeyondThousand Days of YesterdayCaptain Beyond
" "Frozen Over" "
" "Thousand Days of Yesterday (Time Since Come and Gone)" "
Lynn Conover & GravelRag Time DevilLynnefit #1
Jeremy WilsonMaryEmpty Through Empty Spaces
Lynn ConoverGloryStrange Bird
Dan HaleyGood News2014-08-29 KBOO
Jeremy Wilsonthe Day Liz Taylor Died2014-08-29 KBOO
the Be Good TanyasOnly In the PastBlue Horse
This week DJ Sam-I-am explores time; aging, seasons, letting go of what's gone.

Later Jeremy Wilson and Dan Haley drop in to discuss The Jeremy Wilson Foundation, its mission to support musicians in need and its upcoming benefit for Portland troubador Lynn Conover, on Sunday, August 31st.

www.thejwf.org

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Marie-Josee Dandeneau

Have you played Marie-Josee Dandeneau? Has she played in Oregon?

Ignore the above! No longer the last Thursday.

Now EVERY FRIDAY 1:30-3 PM

 

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