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

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

The Songcircle on 12/13/13

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 12/13/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle on 12/06/13

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 12/06/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle on 11/29/13

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 11/29/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Beatles, The Doctor, and JFK

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Observing the 50th Anniversaries of JFK's death, With the Beatles, and Doctor Who

Casey Neill: Back to the BOO

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Portland songwriter favorite Casey Neill returns to the Songcircle.
In advance of tonight's release party for the long-awaited new album, All You Pretty Vandals, Casey plays some of its tunes in solo-acoustic form, plus an old classic.

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.

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 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

The Songcircle playlist for 03/21/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
03/21/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
MorrisseyAmerica You Are Not the WorldYou Are the Quarry
Joe Strummer and the MescalarosGet Down MosesStreetcore
Joni MitchellBig Yellow Taxi (Friends Album Version)Friends (Soundtrack)
Tracy ThornFalling off a LogOut of the Woods
The StreetsDry Your EyesA Grand Don't Come for Free
The ShinsIt's Only LifePort of Morrow
RumerTraveling BoyBoys Don't Cry
EelsRailroad ManBlinking Lights and Other Revelations
Bob SegerIf I Were a CarpenterEarly Seger Vol. 1
The LevellersThe BoatmanLevelling the Land
NirvanaJesus Doesn't Want Me for a SunbeamUnplugged in New York
Led ZeppelinTraveling Riverside BluesBBC Sessions
Karen SavocaLove is a HammerAll My Excuses
Rufus WainwrightOh What a WorldVibrate: The Best of
The Negro ProblemKenJoys & Concerns
Traveling Wilburys7 Deadly SinsVol. 3
The SmithereensMaria Elena11
The Lovin' SpoonfulFull MeasureHums of the Lovin' Spoonful
The Mamas and the PapasNo Salt on Her TailThe Mamas and the Papas
The Everly BrothersSing Me Back HomeRoots

The Songcircle playlist for 03/21/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
03/21/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
MorrisseyAmerica You Are Not the WorldYou Are the Quarry
Joe Strummer and the MescalarosGet Down MosesStreetcore
Joni MitchellBig Yellow Taxi (Friends Album Version)Friends (Soundtrack)
Tracy ThornFalling off a LogOut of the Woods
The StreetsDry Your EyesA Grand Don't Come for Free
The ShinsIt's Only LifePort of Morrow
RumerTraveling BoyBoys Don't Cry
EelsRailroad ManBlinking Lights and Other Revelations
Bob SegerIf I Were a CarpenterEarly Seger Vol. 1
The LevellersThe BoatmanLevelling the Land
NirvanaJesus Doesn't Want Me for a SunbeamUnplugged in New York
Led ZeppelinTraveling Riverside BluesBBC Sessions
Karen SavocaLove is a HammerAll My Excuses
Rufus WainwrightOh What a WorldVibrate: The Best of
The Negro ProblemKenJoys & Concerns
Traveling Wilburys7 Deadly SinsVol. 3
The SmithereensMaria Elena11
The Lovin' SpoonfulFull MeasureHums of the Lovin' Spoonful
The Mamas and the PapasNo Salt on Her TailThe Mamas and the Papas
The Everly BrothersSing Me Back HomeRoots

The Songcircle playlist for 03/14/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
03/14/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Del AmitriWhiskey RemorseChange Everything [Reissue]
Rod StewartGasoline Alleysame
LemonheadsIt's a Shame About Raysame
Patti SmithGhost DanceEaster
The Lovin' Spoonful4 EyesHums of the Lovin' Spoonful
Keith RichardsLocked AwayTalk is Cheap
Mick JaggerEvening GownWandering Spirit
Bob DylanBeyond Here Lies Nothin'Together Through Life
SpiritMorning Will ComeTwelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus
SparksMetaphorHello Young Lovers
St. VincentPsychopathSt. Vincent
Mavis StaplesDown in MississippiWe'll Never Turn Back
Swamp DoggSurfin' in Harlemsame
Simon & GarfunkelAt the ZooLive 1969
Matthew SweetDivine InterventionGirlfriend
Elvis PresleyTomorrow is a Long Timesame
RodriguezSugar ManCold Fact
Annie LennoxYou Have Placed a Chill in My HeartCold: Colder [CD Single]

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