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 04/03/15

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Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 03/27/15

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Fri, 03/27/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle welcomes singer Lilly Hiatt performing 5 songs from her recently released album "Royal Blue."

Thank you to engineers Kate Welch and Wayne Johnson.

The Songcircle on 03/20/15

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Fri, 03/20/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 03/13/15

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Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 03/06/15

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Fri, 03/06/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 02/27/15

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Fri, 02/27/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 02/20/15

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Fri, 02/20/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle Presents The Forests of Fennario Portland Mardi Gras Special

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Fri, 02/06/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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It's Mardi Gras Time!

Hi, Phil G here.

Friday Feb 6, tune in to The Songcircle from 1:30 to 3 PM for a very special edition of the Forests of Fennario, my little corner of the musical universe.

It's Mardi Gras Time in Portland and I will be having a very special show with Captain Steve Kerin, Queen Jane Manning, and King Dave Johnson of the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus, Portland's own Authentic New Orleans Style Mardi Gras Krewe.
We will be playing Mardi Gras Music and talking about the 5th annual Mysti Krewe Mardi Gras Ball.

The Songcircle on 01/30/15

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Fri, 01/30/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Songs for the Counterculture

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Fri, 01/23/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Roots, Rock and Psychedelia, spirit-food for activists.
Leigh Anne Kranz hosts.


" #1 ", Toni Price, Sol Power

"Who's Gonna Stand Up?", Neil Young, Storytone

"High Low", Rachelle Van Zanten,  Oh Mother

"Something Fine", Jackson Browne, Jackson Browne

"DejaVu" (1969 Demo), Crosby Stills and Nash,  Demos


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

The Songcircle
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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
  • Title: Peter Mulvey
  • Length: 22:31 minutes (15.46 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

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 08/14/2015

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The WeepiesLearning to FlySirens
Iris DeMentFrom an AirplaneThe Trackless Woods
Rickie Lee JonesJimmy ChooThe Other Side of Desire
Frazey FordDoneIndian Ocean
SweetwaterMotherless ChildCycles: The Reprise Collection
Jackie DeShannonBette Davis EyesNew Arrangement
Dory PrevinWild Roses (Love Song to the Monster)We're Children Of Coincidence and Harpo Marx
Judith HillBeautiful LifeBack in Time
LevellersThe BoatmanLevelling the Land
Richard ThompsonThe May QueenVariations EP [Still: Deluxe Edition]
NirvanaOn a PlainUnplugged in New York
Phil OchsPretty Smart on My PartRehearsals for Retirement
RodriguezI WonderCold Fact
De La SoulMe, Myself & I3 Feet High and Rising
The SmithereensBlue Period11
Sam PhillipsI Can't Stop CryingThe Indescribable Wow
Tony FurtadoBroken Belllive on air
"Dying Language"
"Pretty Peggy-O"

The Songcircle playlist for 08/07/2015

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Jason IsbellStockholmSoutheastern
Drive-By TruckersOutfitDecoration Day
The BandWhispering PinesThe Band
Drive-By TruckersDanko/ManuelThe Dirty South
Jason IsbellFlagshipSomething More than Free
Ray Wylie HubbardConversations with the DevilCrusades of the Restless Knights
Dan BernWaffle HouseHoody
PJ HarveyDown by the WaterTo Bring You My Love
The DecemberistsDown by the WaterThe King is Dead
Connor Kennedy and MinstrelDown by the WaterLive in Utopia
MyshikinTroublelive on air
"Cor Vidae"
Buddy Miles ExpressDown by the RiverThe Best of Buddy Miles

The Songcircle playlist for 07/31/2015

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Jason IsbellSpeed Trap TownSomething More Than Free
Original CastToo Darn HotKiss Me Kate (Original Broadway Cast)
Elvis PresleyBlue MoonElvis at Sun
Big StarBlue MoonThird
BeckBlue MoonMorning Phase
Traveling WilburysNew Blue MoonVolume 3
Paul McCartneyBlue Moon of KentuckyUnplugged
Jason IsbellChildren from ChildrenSomething More Than Free
Jaime Leopold and the Short StoriesTBDlive on air
Alison KraussDown to the River to PrayO Brother, Where Art Thou? Original Soundtrack
Ray Wylie HubbardDown by the RiverThe Grifter's Hymnal
Milky ChanceDown by the RiverSadnecessary
Neil YoungDown by the RiverMassey Hall 1971

The Songcircle playlist for 07/24/2015

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Sharon MarieSummertimePet Projects: The Brian Wilson Productions
Brian WilsonSummertimeBrian Wilson Reminagines Gershwin
The Dukes of Stratosphear (aka XTC)Pale and PreciousPsonic Psunspot
Rob Wasserman w/Brian Wilson and Carnie WilsonFantasy is Reality/Bells of MadnessTrios
Rufus WainwrightWonderful/Song for ChildrenWar Child Presents: Heroes (V.A.)
Geraint WatkinsHeroes and VillainsDial "W" for Watkins
The Beach BoysSlip On ThroughSunflower
James LowTBDlive on air
"The Stars Don't Care"
Pete SeegerVictor Jara1978/07/03 Royal Albert Hall (collectors' recording)
"Estadio Chile"
Victor JaraVamos por Ancho CaminoEl Derecho de Vivir en Paz
Brian WilsonBrian WilsonLive at the Roxy Theatre
"'Til I Die"
"Can't Wait Too LongThat Lucky Old Sun
"Midnight's Another Day"
Elvis Costello and The Brodsky QuartetGod Only KnowsThe Juliet Letters [Deluxe Edition]
The Beach BoysIn the Back of My MindThe Beach Boys Today
Brian WilsonIn the Back of My Mind (1975 Demo)No Pier Pressure [Target Exclusive Deluxe Edition]

The Songcircle playlist for 07/17/2015

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The Gypsy MothsFallacyself-titled
Warren ZevonKeep Me in Your HeartThe Wind
Dave Camp and John Averill, "The Neverly Brothers"Let It Be Meinternet video
StereovisionWhat is Realself-titled
Dick GaughanSail Onsame
The BeatlesWhile My Guitar Gently Weeps (Acoustic Version)Anthology 3
Ara LeeGypsy Womanlive on air
Amy Sue BerlinOne Last Thing"
Dana LouiseAll the Pretty Boys"
Kathryn ClaireEveryone Goes Home Alone"
Ara LeeThe Art of Letters"
Amy Sue BerlinHard to Say Goodbye"
Dana LouiseSoldier's Heart"
Kathryn ClaireSweet Chariot"
Ara LeeBorn"
The Nowhere Band (feat. Dave Camp)Here Comes the SunLive for The Eugene Ballet
Solomon BurkeNone of Us Are FreeDon't Give Up on Me
Dave Camp's words:

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


Marie-Josee Dandeneau

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