The Songcircle

The Songcircle blends songs from various eras and genres to reveal new connections, exposing forgotten artists and discovering new ones.

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The Songcircle on 08/01/14

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Fri, 08/01/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 07/25/14

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Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 07/18/14

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Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 07/11/14

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Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 06/27/14

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Fri, 06/27/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 06/20/14

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Fri, 06/20/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 06/13/14

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Fri, 06/13/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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2014-06-06 A Very Special SongCircle

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Fri, 06/06/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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DJ Slamantha Foxx takes up the "Homonyms" project

This week, on a Very Special edition of the SongCircle, special guest DJ Slamantha Foxx brings you sounds, words, and rhythms to soothe, move, and inspire. We continue Mr Jeff's "Homonyms" project with more unlikely twins.

The Songcircle on 05/30/14

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Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 05/23/14

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Fri, 05/23/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Interview with Adam Franklin of Swervedriver - by Heather Lane

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Fri, 03/06/2015

Heather says:

As a devotee of the music of Adam Franklin since my early 20s, I was thrilled to have an opportunity to interview him upon the release of Swervedriver's new album, I Wasn't Born To Lose You, their first in over 17 years. This interview also marks my return to radio after a protracted bout of illness with Lyme disease and electrohypersensitivity, combined with a complete lack of diagnosis, which left me to languish for most of a decade.

As a musician myself, I relate to Adam's creative process and share influences. My conversational interview style is a result of my excitement to speak with my favorite musician, and also due to my place on the autistic spectrum. My enthusiasm and filter-free approach were met by Adam with engaged patience and just the kind of detail I was hoping for. Please enjoy and thanks for listening.

Jane Siberry Live on KBOO

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Fri, 12/05/2014
  • Length: 19:49 minutes (18.14 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Peter Mulvey Live on KBOO

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Fri, 10/24/2014
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Songcircle 3/4/11 Interview with John Wesley Harding/Wesley Stace

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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".


The Songcircle playlist for 07/10/2015

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Beaver NelsonClean it UpLegends of the Super-Heroes
Tommy KeenePlaces That Are Gonesame
Roger McGuinnYou Bowed DownBack From Rio
The KinksSweet Lady GenevievePreservation, Act 1
Bill FayThis WorldLife is People
Evan DandoHard DriveBaby I'm Board
Annie LennoxYou Have Placed a Chill in My Heart (live on MTV Unplugged)Cold: Coldest [CD Single]
Jorma KaukonenSong of the North StarQuah
Yo La TengoShadowsI Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
The United States of AmericaLove Song for the Dead CheThe United States of America
Sinead O'ConnorThis Is to Mother YouGospel Oak
Robyn HitchcockThe Crystal ShipThe Man Upstairs
H.P. LovecraftMobius TripH.P. Lovecraft II
Procol HarumQuite Rightly SoShine On Brightly
"Shine On Brightly"
Swamp DoggMighty Mighty Dollar BillGag a Maggot
Ringo StarrSunshine Life for Me (Sail Away Raymond)Ringo
Jackie DeShannon (w/Van Morrison)Flamingos FlyJackie... Plus
Leonard CohenI Can't ForgetCan't Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour
LoveBummer in the SummerForever Changes
The Del-LordsDouble LifeFrontier Days
Ray Wylie HubbardHey Mama My Time Ain't LongThe Grifter's Hymnal
Dan BernWelcome (Madmen with Guns)Songs of Fall
Nellie McKayDavidGet Away from Me

The Songcircle playlist for 06/26/2015

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XTCSummer's CauldronSkylarking
WondermintsOn the RunMind If We Make Love to You
The Beach BoysThe Warmth of the SunGood Vibrations: Thirty Years of The Beach Boys
Francis and the LightsIn a LimousineIt'll Be Better
Joni MitchellBig Yellow Taxi (Remix/Friends Album Version)Big Yellow Taxi [CD Single]
PrinceThe Ballad of Dorothy ParkerSign "O" the Times
"A Case of YouOne Nite Alone
Richard ThompsonBlack CrowTribute to Joni Mitchell
Joni MitchellCoyoteThe Last Waltz
Godfrey DanielWoodstockTake a Sad Song...
BjorkThe Boho DanceA Tribute to Joni Mitchell (V.A.)
Elvis CostelloEdith and the Kingpin"
Joni MitchellSong for SharonHejira
Bob DylanWedding SongPlanet Waves

The Songcircle playlist for 06/19/2015

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Amiri BarakaWho Will Survive AmericaListen, Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1967-1974 (V.A.)
The ImpressionsThis Is My Countrysame
Curtis Mayfield(Don't Worry) If There's Hell Below We're All Gonna GoCurtis
The Wailers400 YearsCatch a Fire
Swamp DoggGod Bless America For WhatRat On!
Curtis MayfieldWe People Who Are Darker Than BlueCurtis
James BrownSay It Loud! (I'm Black and I'm Proud)Say it Live and Loud: Live in Dallas 08.26.68
Billy PaulAm I Black Enough for Ya?360 Degrees of Billy Paul
Curtis MayfieldMove on UpCurtis
The Bottle RocketsWave That FlagBottle Rockets and the Brooklyn Side
Neil YoungSouthern ManAfter the Gold Rush
Roy HarperI Hate the White ManFlat Baroque and Beserk [Also on Listen, Whitey! compilation]
William ParkerThis Is My Country (New York)I Plan To Stay A Believer: The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield
Simon & GarfunkelA Church is BurningLive From New York City, 1967

The Songcircle playlist for 06/12/2015

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Karen CarpenterStill Crazy After All These YearsKaren Carpenter
Cass ElliotSisotowbell LaneThe Complete Cass Elliot Solo Collection
Erma FranklinLight My FireSuper Soul Sister
Doris TroySpecial CareDoris Troy
SyreetaShe's Leaving HomeSyreeta
Jen DealeNo Man's Boatlive on air
"Goodbye Townsame
"Waverlylive on air
SantiamCity Line"
"Don't Give a Hoot"
RumerSoul RebelBoys Don't Cry (iTunes Bonus Track)
Aretha FranklinSuzanneRare and Unreleased Recordings from the Golden Reign of the Queen of Soul
Candi StatonIn the GhettoCandi Staton [2004 Compilation]
Mother EarthTonight the Sky's About to CryBring Me Home
Bettye SwanStand By Your ManBettye Swan
Shirley BasseySomethingShirley Bassey is Really "Something"

The Songcircle playlist for 06/05/2015

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Wesley Stace (a.k.a. John Wesley Harding)There's a Starbucks (Where the Starbucks Used to Be)Live on KBOO 3/16/11
Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3Belltown RambleOle! Tarantula
The Baseball ProjectSatchel Paige SaidVol. 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails
The Young Fresh FellowsBack Room of the BarThe Men Who Loved Music
REMMaps and LegendsLive at the Olympia
The Young Fresh FellowsIf You Believe in ClevelandI Think This Is
Scott McCaugheyThe Unforseenlive on air
Courtney BarnettLance Jr.The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
Fats DominoTrouble BluesLet the Four Winds Blow
Peter BuckThe End is Still UnclearWarzone Earth [forthcoming]
Phil OchsThere but for FortunePhil Ochs in Concert
Scott McCaugheyIn My Own Inklive on air
FernandoKissing the Lips of GodTrue Instigator
Water LiarsTolling Bells (For Molina)Wyoming
The Staple SingersSo SoonWill the Circle Be Unbroken?
Peter BuckLong Time DeadWarzone Earth
Scott McCaugheyIt's Beautiful Herelive on air
"Death of a Clown"
The MonkeesFor Pete's SakeHeadquarters

The Songcircle playlist for 05/29/2015

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David BlueI Like to Sleep Late in the MorningThe Singer-Songwriter Project (V.A.)
"Outlaw ManNice Baby and the Angel
"These 23 Days in SeptemberLive at the Unicorn Coffee House, Boston, 12/2/67 (collectors' recording)
"Ambitious AnnaThese 23 Days in September
Leonard CohenElegy for David BlueRead by your host
David BlueSaraMe (S. David Cohen)
"Come On JohnStories
"Cupid's Arrowsame
Eric AndersenDusty Box-Car WallToday is the Highway
"Just a Little SomethingMore Hits from Tin Can Alley
"Miss Lonely, Are You Blue"
"Close the Door Lightly'Bout Changes 'n' Things, Take 2
"Baby I'm LonesomeStages: The Lost Album
Rick Danko, Jonas Fjeld, Eric AndersenBlue River (live)One More Shot
Eric AndersenGhosts on the Roadsame
Leonard CohenField Commander CohenCan't Forget: A Souvenier of the Grand Tour

Surveying the careers of classic singer-songwriters David Blue and Eric Andersen.

Here is the text of Leonard Cohen's Elegy for David Blue:

"He died running, he fell beside the square, to the street where, many years before, he had begun to sing, he fell in the fullest expression of vanity and discipline. Many of us, in our songs, had touched on the type of man that he became. Dylan raised up such a ragged hero many times before he turned to solace in the shadow of American Chistianity. Joni Mitchell had spoken simply of that constant ambiguous lover, spoken of him over and over, before she entered the beautiful technology of jazz and virtuosity. Kris Kristofferson had described that gambler playing his way from Nashville to Hollywood, where finally the dangers of the game were too coarse for poetry.

David Blue was the peer of any singer in this country, and he knew it, and he coveted their audiences and their power, he claimed them as his rightful due. And when he could not have them, his disappointment became so dazzling, his greed assumed such purity, his appetite such honesty, and he stretched his arms so wide, that we were all able to recognize ourselves, and we fell in love with him. And as we grew older, as something in the public realm corrupted itself into irrelevance, the integrity of his ambition, the integrity of his failure, became, for those who knew him, increasingly important and appealing, and he moved swiftly, with effortless intimacy, into the private life of anyone who recognized him, and our private lives became for him the theaters that no one would book for him, and he sang for us in hotel rooms and kitchens, and he became that poet and that gambler, and he established a defiant style to revive those soiled archeypes. In the last few years, something happened to his voice and his guitar, something very deep and sweet entered, his timing became immaculate and we knew that we were listening to one of the finest, one of the few men singing in America and I was happy then and perhaps happier now to say that I told him that.

He did not put away his cowboy boots. He did not take a part-time job, he was fully employed in his defiance and his originality and his faithfulness to a ground, a style, an image of which he himself was the last and best champion exponent, a style that many of us had wanted, courted, and had not won. And finally, toward the end of his short and graceful life, he had the grace to recognize the woman to whom he had always been singing, and he courted and married Nesya and because a woman of talent and beauty does not choose lightly, she made manifest for all to plainly see the qualities of love and generosity that he had forced out of his distress. The death of such a man unifies us, and recalls to us how precious we are to one another."

The Songcircle playlist for 05/22/2015

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Eliza GilkysonJokermanA Nod to Bob 2: A Tribute to Bob Dylan on His 70th Birthday
Barb JungrThings Have ChangedEvery Grain of Sand: Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan
Bonnie RaittMillion MilesSlipstream
Maria MuldaurMoonlightHeart of Mine: Maria Muldaur Sings Love Songs of Bob Dylan
Evan Rachel WoodI'd Have You AnytimeChimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan
Emmylou HarrisWhen I Paint My MasterpieceDylan Country
OdettaPaths of VictoryOdetta Sings Dylan
Carolina Chocolate DropsGeorge JacksonLeaving Eden [Deluxe Digital Edition]
Marion WilliamsWicked MessengerStanding Here Wondering Which Way to Go
Steve Howe (feat. P.P. Arnold)Well, Well, WellPortraits of Bob Dylan
Angelique KidjoLay, Lady, LayChimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan
Nina SimoneJust Like a WomanHere Comes the Sun
Lucinda WilliamsMasters of WarLu in '08
Rainy DayI'll Keep It with MineRainy Day
Bonus track: Marianne Faithfull - Visions of Johanna

The Songcircle playlist for 05/08/2015

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Randy NewmanBaltimoreLittle Criminals
Sonia of Disappear FearWho's So Scared?Live on the Dharma Wheel (live on KBOO)
Smokey RobinsonJust My Soul RespondingSmokey
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of InventionMom & DadWe're Only in It for the Money
Suzanne VegaTired of SleepingDays of Open Hand
Pink FloydMatilda MotherPiper at the Gates of Dawn
Tracy GrammerMother, I ClimbedFlower of Avalon
The BeatlesJuliaThe Beatles
Loudon Wainwright IIIWhite WinosLast Man on Earth
2pacDear MamaMe Against the World
The PretendersHymn to HerGet Close
Doris DayYour Mother and Mine100 Years of Peter Pan [V.A.]
Paul SimonLoves Me Like a RockThere Goes Rhymin' Simon
Hollie Dew/The GroupDon'tcha Hear Poor Mother Calling? (excerpt)Prison Songs, Vol. 2: Don'tcha Hear Poor Mother Calling? [The Alan Lomax Collection]
Paul SimonLoves Me Like a Rock (acoustic demo) (excerpt)There Goes Rhymin' Simon [Reissue]

The Songcircle playlist for 04/24/2015

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Bruce SpringsteenGrowin' UpGreetings from Asbury Park, NJ
The Beach BoysWhen I Grow Up to Be a ManBeach Boys Today
Michelle ShockedWhen I Grow UpMercury Poise: 1988-1995
Original Broadway CastWhen I Grow UpMatilda: The Musical: Original Broadway Cast Recording
Diana RossWhen We Grow UpFree to Be, You and Me
Mary Martin et alI Won't Grow UpPeter Pan the MusicaL: Original Broadway Cast
Tom WaitsI Don't Wanna Grow UpBone Machine
Chuck BerryAlmost GrownThe First Golden Decade
Elvis CostelloAll Grown UpMighty like a Rose
Bethany & RufusDeath Don't Have No MercyTrouble in the Land
"Entrei Na Matalive on air
"Nobody's Fault but Mine"
"Trouble in the Landsame
"O Deathlive on air
TaarkaGroundedMaking Tracks Home
The Mike + Ruthy BandBright as You Cansame
Petra HadenI Can See For MilesPetra Haden Sings The Who Sell Out
The Mamas & the PapasNo Salt on Her Tails/t

The Songcircle playlist for 04/17/2015

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Van MorrisonRough God Goes RidingThe Healing Game
Dan Penn and Spooner OldhamIt Tears Me UpMoments from This Theatre
Percy SledgeTrue Love Travels on a Gravel RoadSweet Soul Music: Voices from the Shadows
Paul PenaNew Trainsame
Allen ToussaintFreedom for the Stallion (Live)The Complete Warner Recordings
Bettye LaVetteHeart of GoldChild of the Seventies
Otis ReddingTon of JoyMississippi Masala: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack
TelevisionMarquee Moonsame
Stan FrebergWun'erful, Wun'erful! (Side Uh-One, Side Uh-Two)Tip of the Freberg: The Stan Freberg Collection 1951-1998
Procol HarumBoredomA Salty Dog
The JayhawksBlueTomorrow the Green Grass
Lucinda WilliamsBlueEssence
Joni MitchellBluesame
Sinead O'Connor'Til I Whisper You SomethingFaith and Courage
Van MorrisonYou Don't Pull No Punches, But You Don't Push the RiverVeedon Fleece


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