The Songcircle



In a songcircle, songs are bandied back and forth. Perhaps over a fire. Each week on The Songcircle, we try to 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

Wesley Stace Returns to The Songcircle

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 11/08/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
The former John Wesley Harding makes his second Songcircle visit.
Today on The Songcircle, we welcome new artist Wesley Stace - who's really the "old" artist John Wesley Harding, newly de-pseudonymed. He'll share thoughts about, and songs from, his new album of strikingly personal songs, wryly titled Self-Titled. We'll also discuss his forthcoming rock-'n'-roll novel, Wonderkid. This is Wes' second visit to The Songcircle, and we're looking forward to another fascinating chat! (Listen to his previous visit HERE: http://www.kboo.fm/node/27206)

Day of the Dead Special (No, not THAT Dead!): R.I.P. Lou Reed.

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
A tribute to Lou Reed and other recently deceased musical greats.
We'll remember the recently deceased master, Lou Reed, with favorite songs and some rare recordings. Plus, remembrances of other musical greats who've crossed over in the past year.

The Songcircle, featuring guest DJ Peter Buck!

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 10/25/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
REM guitarist Peter Buck & Mississippi Records' Eric Isaacson crate-dig for KBOO!
One of the biggest music fans to ever become a big music star is REM's genre-defining guitarist, and part-time Portlander, Peter Buck. In support of our Fall Membership Drive, Peter and Mississippi Records' Eric Isaacson pull up a seat in the Songcircle to spin some of their old - and maybe your new? - favorite records.

SongCircle on 10/11/13

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 10/11/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

SongCircle on 10/04/13

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 10/04/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

SongCircle on 09/27/13

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 09/27/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

SongCircle on 09/20/13

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 09/20/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

SongCircle on 09/06/13

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 09/06/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

SongCircle on 08/30/13

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 08/30/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

SongCircle on 08/23/13

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 08/23/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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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 06/27/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
06/27/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
FishboneUGLYLive on Late Show with Terry Sweeney
Violent Femmes"Violent Femmes
The CureLullabyDisentegration
Ween"La Cucuracha
Bob DylanI Want YouNew Orleans 1981-11-10
The Beatles"Abbey Road
Lee DorseyGive It UpTrue Blood
Fishbone"Lyon, France 1989-05-27
Frank ZappaApostropheApostrophe
Jimmy Smith"Home Cookin'
Iron MaidenProdigal SonKillers
Rolling Stones"Beggar's Banquet
WireMercyChairs Missing
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds"Tender Prey
James BrownSex MachineLove Power Peace
Sly & the Family Stone"Stand!

The Songcircle playlist for 06/06/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
06/06/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Spinal TapAmericaThis Is Spinal Tap
YesFragile
Klaus NomiTotal EclipseURGH! A Music War
Iron MaidenThe Number of the Beast
The J. B.'sDirty HarryFunky Good Time
GorillazDemon Days
Oscar Peterson TrioTonightBremen 1964-05-11
Iggy PopLust For Life
Lee DorseyGive It UpTrue Blood
Curtis MayfieldGive It Up
Medeski Martin & WoodDraculaShack Man
GorillazGorillaz
Jimi Hendrix ExperienceFireAre You Experienced?
Bruce SpringsteenThe Promise
Slim HarpoStrange LoveTrue Blood
Depeche ModeStrangeloveMusic for the Masses
The BeatlesI Should Have Known BetterA Hard Day's Night
Wire154
Leon ThomasEchoesSpirits Known and Unknown
Guest host DJ Slamantha Foxx continues the "Homonyms" project on the SongCircle.

The Songcircle playlist for 05/30/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
05/30/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Buffy Sainte-MarieGod is Alive, Magic is AfootIlluminations
DonovanRiki Tiki TaviOpen Road
Judee SillJesus Was a CrossmakerJudee Sill
Strawberry Alarm ClockThey Saw the Fat One ComingWake Up... It's Tomorrow
Mother EarthAndy's SongSatisfied
Aretha FranklinDay DreamingYoung, Gifted and Black
ChicWarm Summer NightRisque
DionPurple HazeDion
Mississippi John HurtLouis CollinsToday!
The ReplacementsKiss on the BusTim
Bob Dylan & Tom PettyI Forgot More Than You'll Ever KnowTrue Confessions Tour 1986
Little FeatTruck Stop GirlLittle Feat
Mott the HoopleI Wish I Was Your MotherMott
Sandy DennyDown in the FloodThe North Star Grassman and the Ravens
Paul & Linda McCartneyHeart of the CountryRam
George HarrisonSoft-Hearted HanaGeorge Harrison
Antonio Carlos JobinStone Flowersame
The Insect TrustDeclaration of IndependenceThe Insect Trust
Willie NileGolden Downsame
John Cougar MellencampCheck it OutThe Lonesome Jubillee
Willie NelsonBlue Eyes Crying in the RainRed Headed Stranger
Los LobosWill the Wolf Survive?How Will the Wolf Survive?
Janis JoplinFarewell Songsame
Kaleidoscope [UK]Flight from AshiyaTangerine Dream
StonegroundGet RhythmStoneground Family Album

The Songcircle playlist for 05/23/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
05/23/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Dan JonesThe Great Flood MuseumFor Your Radio
Bob DylanThis Old ManFor the Children
"Full Moon and Empty ArmsShadows in the Night [forthcoming!]
"Return to MeThe Sopranos: Peppers and Eggs - Music from the HBO Original Series
"Golden Vanitylive 1992
Mariachi El BronxLove SickChimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan
SertabOne More Cup of CoffeeMasked and Anonymous: Music from the Motion Picture
The WaterboysGirl from the North CountryFisherman's Blues [Collector's Edition]
Bettye LavetteMost of the TimeChimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan
Them featuring Van MorrisonIt's All Over Now, Baby BlueThe Story of Them
Chicago Mass ChoirPressing OnGotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan
Elvis PresleyI Shall Be Released (Informal Recording)Walk a Mile in My Shoes: The Essential '70s Masters
Sinead O'ConnorI Believe in YouBob Dylan: A 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
Mouse & the TrapsA Public ExecutionThe Fraternity Years
Bob DylanCan You Please Crawl Out Your Window?Biograph
Traveling WilburysIf You Belonged to MeVol. 3
Bob DylanA Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (Live at The Great Music Experience, Nara, Japan 1995Dignity [CD Single]

The Songcircle playlist for 05/16/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
05/16/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Linda Ronstadt and Ann SavoyAdieu False Heartsame
Kim FoxI Wanna Be a WitchMoon Hut
Neko Case and Her BoyfriendsSet Out RunningFurnace Room Lullaby
Jackson C. FrankBlues Run the GameJackson C. Frank
Willis Alan RamseyAngel EyesWillis Alan Ramsey
Wesley StaceThe Dealer's DaughterSelf-Titled
Peter CaseHidden LoveThank You St. Jude
Kelly WillisTake Me DownWhat I Deserve
Aretha FranklinA Rose is Still a Rosesame
Patty GriffinSilver Bellsame
Joe Strummer and the MescalarosGet Down MosesStreetcore
Neil YoungRevolution BluesOn the Beach
Steve EarleAshes to AshesJerusalem
EelsPoor Side of TownLive at Town Hall
The Balancing ActA Girl, Her Sister and a TrainNew Campfire Songs

The Songcircle playlist for 04/25/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
04/25/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Michael MerendaCrutchQuiver
The MammalsFour Blue WallsBorn Live
The MammalsThe Bush BoysRock That Babe
Mike & RuthyEnd of TimeMillion to One
Yo La TengoMoby OctapadI Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
"Sugarcube"
"For Shame of Doing WrongShaker [CD Single]
Richard & Linda ThompsonI Want to See the Bright Lights Tonightsame
"Justice in the StreetsSunnyvista
Graham ParkerThe Kid with the Butterfly NetStruck by Lightning
Jay Ungar & Molly MasonHaymaker's HoedownMusic for All Seasons
Michael MerendaI'm GodElection Day
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family BandFiddling Aroundlive in studio
"Rainbow Race"
"I Love that River"
"My New York City"
"Lovers' Waltz"

The Songcircle playlist for 04/11/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
04/11/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Emmylou HarrisWhere Will I Be [alt. version 1]Wrecking Ball [Deluxe Edition]
"Deeper Well [alt. version 1]"
"Wrecking Ball"
"The Stranger Song"
"Sweet Old World"
"May This Be Love [alt. version]"
"Gold"
Patty GriffinLittle GodSilver Bell
"Truth #2"
"Who You Are"
"Silver Bell"
The Rolling StonesCan't You Hear Me KnockingSticky Fingers
SparksPerfumeHello Young Lovers
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street BandStayin' AliveLive in Brisbane 2/26/14

The Songcircle playlist for 04/04/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
04/04/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
The FlatlandersDallasThe Odessa Tapes
Joe ElySow the Seedlive in studio
"Live ForeverSatisfied at Last
"Me and Billy The KidLive at Liberty Lunch
The Everly BrothersAmanda RuthBorn Yesterday
Gram ParsonsStreets of BaltimoreGP
Bob DylanTell Me That It Isn't TrueNashville Skyline
Laura CantrellWhen the Roses Bloom Againsame
Lucinda WilliamsI Just Wanted to See You So Bad [Live]Lucinda Williams [2014 Remaster]
PretendersThumbelinaLearning to Crawl
Phil OchsPretty Smart on My PartRehearsals for Retirement
NRBQGet RhythmPeek-A-Boo! The Best of NRBQ
Peter CaseAin't Leaving Your LoveBeeline
Eric AndersenMemory of the Futuresame
Marvin GayeInner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) [Live]What's Going On [Deluxe Edition]

The Songcircle playlist for 03/28/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
03/28/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Patty GriffinRain1000 Kisses
J.D. SoutherRain (Live)Rain: Live at the Belcourt Theater
Terence Trent D'ArbyRainIntroducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby
Los LobosWicked RainKiko Live
The Pogues with Joe StrummerRain StreetLive in London/30 Years [Box Set]
Linda PerhacsChimacum RainParallelograms
Christina CourtinRainyChristina Courtin
Mike Batt and Friends featuring Colin BlunstoneLosing Your Way in the RainTarot Suite
Minnie RipertonRainy Day in CentervilleCome to My Garden
Elvis CostelloMore than RainLive at New York Town Hall
Allen ToussaintIt's RainingSongbook (Deluxe Edition)
Neil YoungSee the Sky About to RainLive at The Cellar Door
Carole KingCrying in the RainThe Legendary Demos
Rim BannaHymn to the RainRevelation of Ecstacy and Rebellion
Robyn HitchcockMy RainLove from London
Ruthie FosterSet Fire to the RainLet it Burn
Elvis PresleyKentucky RainSuspicious Minds: The Memphis 1969 Anthology
Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersLouisiana RainThe Live Anthology
Peter, Paul & MaryIt's RainingPeter, Paul & Mary

The Songcircle playlist for 03/28/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
03/28/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Patty GriffinRain1000 Kisses
J.D. SoutherRainRain: Live at the Belcourt Theater
Terence Trent D'ArbyRainIntroducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby
Los LobosWicked RainKiko Live
The Pogues with Joe StrummerRain StreetLive in London/30 Years [Box Set]
Linda PerhacsChimacum RainParallelograms
Christina CourtinRainyChristina Courtin
Mike Batt and Friends featuring Colin BlunstoneLosing Your Way in the RainTarot Suite
Minnie RipertonRainy Day in CentervilleCome to My Garden
Elvis CostelloMore than RainLive at New York Town Hall
Allen ToussaintIt's RainingSongbook (Deluxe Edition)
Neil YoungSee the Sky About to RainLive at The Cellar Door
Carole KingCrying in the RainThe Legendary Demos
Rim BannaHymn to the RainRevelation of Ecstacy and Rebellion
Robyn HitchcockMy RainLove from London
Ruthie FosterSet Fire to the RainLet it Burn
Elvis PresleyKentucky RainSuspicious Minds: The Memphis 1969 Anthology
Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersLouisiana RainThe Live Anthology
Peter, Paul & MaryIt's RainingPeter, Paul & Mary

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