Monthly Archives: October 2014

Hilltop Radio No.25

Forecast: The mellow vibe tip

Just a mix of folk, soul, pop, country and even a touch of psychedelia. Hopefully, the good kind of background music that slows down whatever task you’re performing. At least a little…

Nina Simone – Suzanne
Dusty Springfield – I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today
Linda Ronstadt – Birds
Fotheringay – Silver Thread And Golden Needles
The Gosdin Brothers – Catch The Wind
Nana Mouskouri – Ruby garde ton couer ici
Mary McCaslin – You Keep Me Hangin’ On
Karen Dalton – Little Bit Of Rain
Irma Thomas – Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)
Walter Jackson – It’s An Uphill Climb To The Bottom
The Tempests – Someday
New Day – Wait A Minute Girl
Lee Dorsey – What Now My Love
Big Star – For You
Bob Carpenter – Silent Passage
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Autumn’s Child
13th Floor Elevators – I Had To Tell You
Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends – Out In The Country
Herbie Mann – A Whiter Shade Of Pale
The Walker Brothers – No Regrets
The Bleus – Julianna’s Gone
Sid Selvidge – Miss Eleana
The Band – Whispering Pines
Tim Buckley – Morning Glory
Lorraine Ellison – I’ll Be Home

Please rememember to always be buying music.

Hilltop Radio No.24

Forecast: rec room, Friday night.

I purchased a DVD set recently of music clips from Midnight Special, the late night seventies NBC show dedicated to rock (or the emerging youth market). Man, it made me feel nostalgic, if not a little old. At any rate this Hilltop mix is dedicated to young Jimmy, glued to the set when Friday night turned into Saturday morning.

Argent – Hold Your Head Up
Electric Light Orchestra – 10538 Overture
Aerosmith – Dream On
Mott The Hoople – All The Young Dudes
Grand Funk – We’re An American Band
Nazareth – This Flight Tonight
New York Dolls – Personality Crisis
Canned Heat – Let’s Work Together
WAR – Low Rider
The James Gang – Funk No.49
Steely Dan – Reelin’ In The Years
Bad Company – Ready For Love
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Night Moves
Lee Michaels – Do You Know What I Mean
Steve Miller Band – The Joker
Redbone – Come And Get Your Love
Climax Blues Band – Couldn’t Get It Right
Edgar Winter – Free Ride
Deep Purple – Woman From Tokyo
Blue Oyster Cult – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper

Remember, even the old musicians deserve to have their music paid for!

Hilltop Radio No.23

Forecast: a lot of leaves. A lot.

I had a bunch of working songlists at the ready, but I ended up going with one that iPod can take a lot of the responsibility. I’ve had it on shuffle a great deal while outside dealing with the unrelenting leaves. Shuffle gave me a lot of segues that I really liked. Of course, I couldn’t leave well enough alone so I re-jigged it a fair bit. The part of the mix that flows the best, well that was probably the iPod. We’re that much closer to the singularity…

Preston School Of Industry – Whalebones
Animals That Swim – Faded Glamour
Comet Gain – Clang Of The Concrete Swans
Tilly And The Wall – Let It Rain
Wilco – Passenger Side
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Hysteric (Acoustic)
Camera Obscura – Roman Holiday
Iron & Wine – Tree By The River
Martin Stephenson – Miles Away
Charles Douglas – Close To Me
Gordon Gano & The Ryans – Home
Pete Astor – Tiny Town
Robyn Hitchcock – Strawberrie Dress
Frightened Rabbit (with Craig Finn) – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
Wolf Parade – Shine A Light
Pavement – Box Elder
Sweet Aplle (with Mark Lanegan) – Wish You Could Stay (A Little Longer)
Thelonius Monster – The Jam Song
Of Might And Main – Natural Law
The Libertines – Can’t Stand Me Now
Television Personalities – Strangely Beautiful
The Clean – Anything Could Happen
Ducktails – Hamilton Road
Adam Green – What Makes Him Act So Bad
Camper Van Beethoven

Remember, even if the weather keeps you at home, you can still be buying music.