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 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

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

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 01/16/2015

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
01/16/2015
ArtistTitleAlbum
Lucinda WilliamsCompassionDown Where the Spirit Meets the Bone
Bettye LaVetteEverybody Knows This is NowhereThankful 'n' Thoughtful
Paul PenaNew Trainsame
Quindon TarverEverybody's Free (To Feel Good)William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: Music from the Motion Picture
Van MorrisonTell MeBack on Top (CD single)
Chris BellI Am the Cosmossame
BeckHeart is a DrumMorning Phase
Colin BlunstoneMisty RosesOne Year
Eric AndersenMiss Lonely Are You BlueMore Hits from Tin Can Alley
Rufus WainwrightAlbatrossBorn to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins
XTCGarden of Earthly DelightsOranges and Lemons
The United States of AmericaThe Garden of Earthly DelightsThe United States of America
Patti SmithGhost DanceEaster
"JubileeLive aux Vielles Charrues 2004 (Trampin' Ltd. Ed. bonus disc)
"Spell (Footnote to Howl) (live at Crystal Ballroom, 2001)Land (1975-2002)
Los LobosVolver, Volver (live)Just Another Band from East L.A.: A Collection

The Songcircle playlist for 01/02/2015

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
01/02/2015
ArtistTitleAlbum
Happy new Year fanfare
Slaid CleavesOne Good YearBroke Down
Graham ParkerNew Year's Re
Richard & Linda ThompsonWe Sing HallelujahI Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
BeverlyHappy New YearOn Vine Street: The Early Songs of Randy Newman
U2New Year's Day (Live_)Under a Blood Red Sky
Big CountryWinter SkySteeltown [Deluxe Edition]
LevellersThe BoatmanLevelling the Land
The Everly BrothersArms of MaryBorn Yesterday
Roy OrbisonShe's a Mystery to MeMystery Girl
Nick Cave and the Bad SeedsLime Tree ArbourLive at the Royal Albert Hall
Gram ParsonsSheGP
Johnny MercerJamboree JonesMercer Sings Mercer
Dan Haley
George HarrisonBlow AwayGeorge Harrison
James BrownThere Was a TimeSoul on Top

The Songcircle playlist for 01/02/2015

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
01/02/2015
ArtistTitleAlbum
Happy new Year fanfare
Slaid CleavesOne Good YearBroke Down
Graham ParkerNew Year's Re
Richard & Linda ThompsonWe Sing HallelujahI Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
BeverlyHappy New YearOn Vine Street: The Early Songs of Randy Newman
U2New Year's Day (Live_)Under a Blood Red Sky
Big CountryWinter SkySteeltown [Deluxe Edition]
LevellersThe BoatmanLevelling the Land
The Everly BrothersArms of MaryBorn Yesterday
Roy OrbisonShe's a Mystery to MeMystery Girl
Nick Cave and the Bad SeedsLime Tree ArbourLive at the Royal Albert Hall
Gram ParsonsSheGP
Johnny MercerJamboree JonesMercer Sings Mercer
Dan Haley
George HarrisonBlow AwayGeorge Harrison
James BrownThere Was a TimeSoul on Top

The Songcircle playlist for 12/26/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
12/26/2014

Name

Artist

Album

Year

Wild and Free

Curtis Mayfield

Give it Up

 

Jokerman

Eliza Gilkyson

A Nod to Bob 2: An Artist's Tribute to Bob Dylan

2011

War On the East Coast

The New Pornographers

Brill Bruisers

2014

Country Boy

Johnny Cash

Unchained

1998

Step Right Up

Tom Waits

Tom Waits

 

Blinded By The Light

Bruce Springsteen

Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.

1973

I Just Don't Understand

Spoon

They Want My Soul

2014

07 Got The Hunger [Ticklah Remix]

Alice Russel

Pot of Gold- Remixes Disc 1 & 2

 

Sisters Of The Moon

Craig Wedren & St. Vincent

Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac

2012

01 At Least That's What You Said

Wilco

A Ghost is born

 

09 Midnight Blue - Adrian Younge 

Presents- Venice Dawn

Something About April

 

Hello In There (Kris Kristofferson)

Joan Baez

Rare, Live & Classic (Disc 2 of 3)

1993

Inside the Wind

Enzo Avitabile

Save the World

 

09 I Found Love

The Free Design

The Now Sound Redesigned

 

07 Throttle Rocket 2

Throttle Elevator Music

Throttle Elevator Music

 

Brinquen

Belmonts

4.World Beaters

1966

06 Jack Lord's Hair

The Galaxy Trio

Saucers over Vegas

 

08 My Obsession

The Rolling Stones

Between the Buttons

 

10 Be the Rain

Neil Young

Greendale

 

Nothing To Do But Dream

Jolie Holland

Springtime Can Kill You

2006

The Songcircle playlist for 11/28/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
11/28/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Rachelle van ZantenMy CountryWhere Your Garden Grows
Charlie RobisionDesperate TimesStep Right Up
CrackerAnother Song About the RainCracker
Toni PriceI Doubt if it Does to YouSwim Away
WhiskeytownIf He Can't Have YouFaithless Street
Cary Ann Hearst & Michael TrentHollowpoint BluesShovels and Rope
Uncle TupeloBlack EyeMarch 16-20, 1992
Kris KristoffersonJesus Was a CapricornJesus Was a Capricorn
Ryan AdamsTo Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High)Heartbreaker
Sallie Ford & The Sound OutsideThey Told MeUntamed Beast
Kathleen EdwardsBuffaloAsking for Flowers
The JayhawksWaiting for the SunHollywood Town Hall
Joni MitchellRiverBlue
The Rolling StonesWinterGoat's Head Soup
Rodney CrowellU Don't Know How Much I Hate UThe Houston Kid
Todd SniderThis Land is Your LandSongs for the Daily Planet
Neil YoungCampaignerDecade
Allison MoorerBring Me All Your Lovin'The Hardest Part
Old 97'sBuick City ComplexSatellite Rides
Golden SmogRadio KingStay Golden, Smog. The Best of Golden Smog

The Songcircle playlist for 11/14/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
11/14/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Stevie WonderSuperstitionOriginal Musiquarium 1
The O'Jays992 ArgumentsBack Stabbers
Bourgeois TaggMutual Surrender (What a Wonderful World)Bourgeois Tagg
Stevie WonderFront LineOriginal Musiquarium 1
Midnight OilU.S. Forces10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Max RomeoWar Ina Babylonsame
Joan ArmatradingI Love It When You Call Me NamesTrack Record
Midnight OilPower and the Passion10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Mississippi John HurtCoffee BluesToday!
Bert JanschBlackwatersideJack Orion
The YoungbloodsAll My Dreams BlueEarth Music
The BanglesLiveAll Over the Place
Alan Alda & Marlo ThomasWilliam's DollFree to Be, You and Me
Sam CookeWhen a Boy Is in LoveThe Man and His Music
Roberta FlackUntil It's Time for You to GoChapter Two
Dwight YoakamBuenas Noches from a Lonely Room (She Wore Red Dresses)Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room
Robert PlantBig LogThe Principle of Moments
XSee How We Aresame
John HiattStood UpBring the Family
Aretha FranklinDidn't I Blow Your Mind This TimeYoung, Gifted & Black

The Songcircle playlist for 11/07/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
11/07/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Neil YoungLight a CandleFork In The RoadReprise
Gov't MuleBanks of the Deep EndThe Deep End Vol 1ATO
CreamI Feel FreeThose Were The DaysPolydor
Dead Rock WestAin't No GraveBright Morning StarsRed River Records
Brian SetzerHaunted RiverThe Knife Feels Like JusticeEMI
Neil YoungSouthern PacificRe*ac*torReprise
CSNYDon't Be DeniedCSNY 1974Rhino
Bruce CockburnRumors of GloryHumansESD
CreamPoliticianThose Were The DaysPolydor
CSNYRevolution BluesCSNY 1974Thino
Queens Of The Stone AgeOutlaw BluesChimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob DylanFontana
Patti SmithDrifter's EscapeChimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob DylanFontana
John FullbrightHappySongsBlue Dirt Records
Victoria WilliamsDon't Let it Bring You DownThe BridgeCaroline
Dinosaur JrLotta LoveThe BridgeCaroline
Crazy HorseDowntownCrazy HorseReprise / Warner
Neil YoungJust Singing a SongFork In The RoadReprise
Gov't MuleWhich Way Do We RunThe Deep End Vol 2ATO
CSNYPushed It Over The EdgeCSNY 1974Rhino
Dead Rock WestAngel BandBright Morning StarsRed River Records
Remembering Rick Rosas and Jack Bruce today. Rest in Power, Bassists!

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!
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

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