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

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.

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

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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 01/17/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
01/17/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Miles Davis QuintetI Have a DreamThe Complete Columbia Studio RecordingsColumbia Records
Richie HavensFreedomWoodstock: 3 Days of Peace & MusicWarner?
Edwin StarrCloud NinePower to the Motown People
TemptationsWar
Daniel KahnConey IslandRiver Mouth
Martha & the VandellasI Should Be ProudPower to the Motown People
Iron Maiden2 Minutes to MidnightPowerslaveEMI - Capitol Music
The Mothers of InventionUncle Bernie's FarmAbsolutely FreeVerve
SlayerMandatory SuicideSouth of HeavenDef American
Yesthe Gates of DeleriumYesshowsAtlantic
MetallicaDisposable HeroesMaster of PuppetsElektra
DJ Sam-I-am returns with another special edition of the SongCircle, this time exploring the less-covered themes of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's activism: war, its economic and geopolitical implications, and who bears the brunt of its consenquences.

The Songcircle playlist for 01/10/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
01/10/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
The Everly BrothersDon't Let Our Love Die (1951 Version)Heartaches and Harmonies [Box Set]
"Brand New HeartacheCadence Classics
Neko Case and Her BoyrfriendsBowling GreenThe Virginian
Warren ZevonFrank and Jesse JamesWarren Zevon
The Everly BrothersKentuckyThe Everly Brothers Show
"Put My Little Shoes AwayThe Reunion Concert
"I Wonder If I Care as Much (1957 demo)Too Good to Be True
"I Wonder if I Care as Much (1968 version)Roots
Robert Plant & Alison KraussStick with Me BabyRaising Sand
The Everly BrothersSleepless NightsCadence Classics
Ray CharlesBye Bye LoveModern Sounds in Country and Western Music
The Everly BrothersI Got a WomanRock 'n' Soul
Simon & GarfunkelWake Up, Little SusieThe Concert in Central Park
Gram Parsons & Emmylou HarrisLove HurtsGrievous Angel
The Beach BoysDevoted to YouBeach Boys Party!
The Everly BrothersCrying in the RainThe Reunion Concert
"So LonelyTwo Yanks in England
"When Will I Be Loved (1957 demo)Too Good to Be True
Rockpile (Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds)Poor JennySeconds of Pleasure [reissue]
Billie Joe Armstrong & Norah JonesLong Time GoneForeverly
The Everly BrothersCaptian, CaptainGive Me a Future
The Everly BrothersAbandoned LoveBorn Yesterday
"Gone, Gone, Gonesame
Phil EverlyWhen I'm Dead and GonePhil Everly

The Songcircle playlist for 01/03/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
01/03/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Frank ZappaRubber ShirtSheik YerboutiBarking Pumpkin
Go Home ProductionsKarma in the LifeSgt Pepper's Midlife Crisis
CCC - Ill ChemistKelly Watch the HoleCracked Pepper
DJ LobsterdustMarley MaidenNumber of da Boots
MadMixMustangTake Me On the Crazy Trainwww.madmixmustang.nl
MadMixMustangTell Me I'm the One You Wantwww.madmixmustang.nl
FAROFFMash Machine
Wax AudioHallowed Be Thy EnemyMashopolos
MadMixMustangThat's All Right Now!Tales From Bootleg Oceans 5
Go Home ProductionsDowntown OctopusRockin' in San Francisco
Mighty MikeImagine a JumpBest of Bootie 2010
Go Home ProductionsPassenger FeverBest of Bootie 2007
Wax AudioMaster of Doin' ItMashopolos III
DJ LobsterdustEpic Black Rock
DJ's From MarsEnter Telephonedjsfrommars.com
DJ SchmolliTrooper BelieverNumber of da Boots
FissunixRainbow in the Superfreak Dark
Go Home ProductionsCrazy Little FoolAllen Dean Project
Wax AudioSouth of the GrapevineMashopolos III
FAROFFBeatles vs LCD Soundsystem vs the KinksMashopolos
Wax AudioWhole Lotta Sabbath
DJ lobsterdustCall Me AlreadySame Old Song
the KleptonesGimme GimmeBest of Bootie 2010
Go Home ProductionsPaperback BelieverThis Was Pop (2002-2007)
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 or more songs with the instrumental track(s) of one or more others. To the extent that the result is "transformative" of the sources, mashups are covered under the "fair use" doctrine of U.S. copyright law.

For more from the sonic artists featured in today's show:
www.madmixmustang.nl
www.waxaudio.com.au

www.cracked-pepper.blogspot.com/
www.djlobsterdust.com
www.djsfrommars.com
www.gohomeproductions.co.uk

The Songcircle playlist for 12/27/2013

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
12/27/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
King MissileHeavenHappy Hour
Booker T. JonesKnockin' On Heaven's DoorHow Many Roads
BeatnixStairway To HelpThe Money or the Gun; Stairways To Heaven
PhishJesus Just Left Chicago1998-07-19 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
Richard CheesePersonal JesusI'd Like a Virgin
Booker T. JonesSoul-LimboWaterfront Blues Festival 2012
XTCDear GodFossil Fuel: XTC Singles Collection 1977-97
Rolling StonesSympathy For the DevilGet Yer Ya-Ya's Out!
Nick Cave & the Bad SeedsUp Jumped the DevilTender Prey
Jerry Garcia & David GrismanFriend of the DevilJerry Garcia & David Grisman
Popol VuhAngels In The SkyBest of Popol Vuh From the Films of Werner Herzog
Elvis Costello and the Attractions(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red ShoesLive at Hollywood High
King CrimsonFallen AngelThe Condensed 21st Century Guide to King Crimson
Talking HeadsThank You For Sending Me An AngelStop Making Sense
Jerry Garcia BandSitting In LimboLet It Rock
While Jeff does who-knows-what, Sam steps up and places his rather attractive Gentile bottom into the DJ seat to keep your favorite platters spinning.

The Songcircle playlist for 12/20/2013

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
12/20/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
The PoguesFairytale of New YorkIf I Should Fall from Grace with God
FreakwaterWild and BlueDancing Under Water
RamonesMerry Christmas Baby (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight)Brain Drain
Otis ReddingMerry Christmas, Baby
Big StarJesus ChristThird/Sister Lovers
U2Jesus ChristFolkways: A Vision Shared
June Tabor and OysterbandJesus Was a Red-Headed ManRagged Kingdom
Dick GaughanStand Up for JudasA Different Kind of Love Song
Jackson BrowneThe Rebel JesusThe Next Voice You Hear: The Best of Jackson Browne
Cassleberry-DupreeDid Jesus Have a Baby SisterCity Down
OdettaMary Had a BabyBrightest Star
Darlene LoveWho Took the Merry out of Christmas?It's Christmas, of Course
Graham Parker (with Nona Hendryx)Soul ChristmasGraham Parker's Christmas Cracker
James BrownSanta Claus Go Straight to the GhettoJames Brown's Funky Christmas
Sharon Jones & the Dap-KingsAin't No Chimneys in the Projectssingle
The KinksFather ChristmasMisfits (reissue)
Bob DylanMust Be SantaChristmas in the Heart
MarahHandsome SantaA Christmas Kind of Town
The Del-LordsSoldier's HomeJohnny Comes Marching Home
Bob DylanArthur McBrideGood as I Been to You
John FaheyHark, the Herald Angels Sing/O Come, All Ye FaithfulA New Possibility: John Fahey's Christmas Album
Jeff BuckleyCorpus Christi CarolGrace

The Songcircle playlist for 12/13/2013

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
12/13/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Jim LauderdaleMidnight Will Become DayThe Hummingbirds
Beaver NelsonClean It UpLegends of the Super Heroes
Ziggy Marley and the Melody MakersTomorrow PeopleConscious Party
Ringo StarrSunshine Life for Me (Sail Away Raymond)Ringo
Pete Townshend and Raphael RuddLet My Love Open the DoorThe Oceanic Concerts
Ani DiFrancoLittle Plastic Castlesame
The United States of AmericaLove Song for the Dead Cheself-titled
Lucinda WilliamsThe Ballad of Lucy JordanTwistable, Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein
The ShinsIt's Only LifePort of Morrow
Janis JoplinGet It While You CanPearl
The Swimming Pool Q'sPurple Riversself-titled
Jackie DeShannonOnly Love Can Break Your HeartJackie
Frank SinatraMichael and PeterWatertown
William ShatnerIt Hasn't Happened YetHas Been
Elvis CostelloAmerican Without TearsKing of America
Colin MeloyHere I Dreamt I Was an ArchitectColin Meloy Sings Live
Bob DylanMust Be SantaChristmas in the Heart

The Songcircle playlist for 12/06/2013

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
12/06/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
The WaterboysDecemberThe Waterboys
Big CountryWinter SkySteeltown [reissue]
U2Ordinary Lovesingle
Breathe (Mandela Version)single
Bono, The Edge, David A. Stewart, Abdel Wright, Youssou N'DourLong Walk to Freedom46664
Neil YoungMother Earth (Natural Anthem)Mandela Freedom Concert, Wembley Stadium, London 4/16/1990
Tracy ChapmanFreedom Now"
The Special A.K.A.Free Nelson Mandelasingle
Hugh MasakelaBring Him Home (MandelaThe African Concert (Paul Simon & Friends)
Youssou N'DourNelson Mandelasame
Simple MindsMandela DayCelebrate
Brenda FassieBlack Presidentsame
Nona HendryxWinds of Change (Mandela to Mandela)Female Trouble
Peter, Paul & MaryNo Easy Walk to Freedomsame
XSee How We Are (Demo)Beyond & Back: The X Anthology
John ColtraneMy Favorite Thingssame

The Songcircle playlist for 11/29/2013

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
11/29/2013
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Throwing MusesOpiatesPurgatory Paradise
Robert PollardStrange and Pretty DayHoney Locust Honkey Tonk
Howie GelbRunning BehindThe CoincidentalistNew West
QuasiRIPMole CityKill Rock Stars
Marisa AndersonHesitation Theme and Variation BluesMercuryMississippi
Laurie AndersonO SupermanBig ScienceWarner Brothers
Cat Powersilent machineSunMatador
Cheyenne MizeAmong the Gray
Chrissy Zebby TemboMy AncestorsMy AncestorsMississippi
Reigning SoundEverything I Do Is WrongAbdication ... For Your Love
The SaintsStory of LoveKnow Your Product
The Only OnesAnother Girl Another PlanetThe Only OnesColumbia
Bill CallahanSpringDream River
Elliott SmithNew DisasterNew MoonKill Rock Stars
FreakwaterMy Old Drunk Friend7"Thrill Jocket
LuceroTexas and TennesseeTexas and Tennessee
Elvis Costello and the RootsWalk Us UptownWise Up GhostBlue Note
Meg HentgesThis Kind Of LoveBrompton's CocktailRobbins Entertainment
Allela DianeThe Way We FallAbout Farewell
Josaphine FosterMy Wanderin HeartI'm a DreamerFire
The Avette BrothersI and Love and YouI and Love and You
Devil Makes ThreeGood Bye Old FriendI'm A Stranger HereNew West
Valerie JuneWorking Womens BluesPushin' Against a StoneSunday Best

The Songcircle playlist for 11/22/2013

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
11/22/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Lou ReedThe Day John Kennedy Died (w/interview snippet)The Blue Mask
The ByrdsHe Was a Friend of MineMonterey International Pop Festival
James & Fanny BrewerI Want to Know WhyCan't Keep from Crying: Topical Blues on the Death of President Kennedy
The Human LeagueSecondsDare
Was (Not Was)11 MPH (Abe Zapp Ruder Version)What Up, Dog?
The Postal ServiceSleeping InGive Up
Phil OchsCrucifixion (live)Farewells & Fantasies
Thin LizzyDoctor Who ThemeBerlin 1973
Jon PertweeWho Is the Doctor?single
The Timelords (a.k.a. The JAMS; The KLF)Doctorin' the TARDISThe History of the JAMS
Richard ThompsonIt Won't Be Longlive
Elvis Costello & The ImpostersAll I've Got to Do5/2/2007 West Hollywood
The BeatlesAll My Loving (w/Ed Sullivan intro)The Ed Sullivan Show, 2/9/1964
George HarrisonDon't Bother Me (writing demo)Rare recording
The BeatlesDon't Bother me (Remake, Take 10)With the Beatles Album Sessions
The BeatlesTill There Was YouLive at the Star Club, Hamburg 1962
The MarvelettesPlease Mr. PostmanForever More Vol. 1
The BeatlesRoll Over BeethovenVancouver 1964
The TreasuresHold Me TightPhil Spector: Back to Mono
The BeatlesYou've Really Got a Hold on MeStockholm 1964
The Rolling StonesI Wanna Be Your ManGrrrr!
The DonaysDevil in His Heartsingle
Robert PalmerNot a Second TimeClues
Barrett StrongMoney (That's What I Want)single

Video "Bonus Tracks":

JFK:

Dion: Abraham, Martin & John, Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Dion plays acoustic guitar and sings, typically, beautifully.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGKnrBP8ARY

Hoyt Axton: "Gypsy Moth", Austin City Limits 1978. Beautiful, haunting ballad not about, but evoking, JFK, with great story about Hoyt appearing on The Tonight Show as intro.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OaJrHb7S0o

John Hagman: "Dallas, Texas". Karaoke conspiracy-mongering, to the tune of "Copacabana"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx3Q_Lf5LAE&feature=youtu.be

DOCTOR WHO:

Doc Brown vs Doctor Who. Epic Rap Battles of History. HIlarious face-off between two nutty time-travelers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDj7gvc_dsA

BEATLES:

The Beatles: "Money" I wanted to end the show with this, but ran out of time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_awAH-JJx1k

The Songcircle playlist for 11/15/2013

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
11/15/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Jules ShearThe Great Puzzlesame
Graham ParkerBack in TimeThe Mona Lisa's Sister
The Swimming Pool Q'sPurple RiversThe Swimming Pool Q's
Neko Case and Her BoyfriendsSet Out RunningFurnace Room Lullaby
Traveling WilburysCongratulationsVolume One
Nick Cave and The Bad SeedsLime Tree ArbourLive at the Royal Albert Hall
Casey Neill and The Norway RatsAll You Pretty Vandalssame
TranslatorStanding in LineEvening of the Harvest
Casey NeillHollow Boneslive on air
Casey Neill and The Norway RatsIn with a ShoutAll You Pretty Vandals
Joe Strummer & The MescalarosGet Down MosesStreetcore
Casey NeillShe Came Alivelive on air
R.E.M.The Great Beyondsingle
Casey NeillThe Dark Dividelive on air
XSee How We Aresame
Casey NeillThe Sad Bones of Her Handslive on air
Todd SniderTillamook County JailEast Nashvile Skyline

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