Saturday, April 19, 2014

More Modern Classics! Show tracks for Sat. Apr. 19/14

What did you score for Record Store Day today? Only found 2 of the mere 5 releases I was interested in. Unfortunately the UK releases just simply don't make it over here. I fear the day has become to commercial. It seems to be all major label re-releases. Almost no new releases at all in North America. I like the social aspect of going to the record store but there is little to no excitement for actual buying anything. I really hope they start an online portion so that we can actually get some of the better tracks being released. Hope you fared better. We featured a couple RSD purchases in tonight's show.

blake - vinyl junkie
the view - i need that record
help stamp out loneliness - record shop
simple minds - east at easter
xtc - easter theatre
paul thomas saunders - appointment in samarra
the little deaths - daydreamer
peace - money
paul weller - brand new toy
aztecs - bad blood
rhodes - your soul
-----border cities northern soul spotlight
the lollipops - look what you done boy
mary love - you turned my bitter into sweet
jj barnes - our love is in the pocket
chuck wood - seven days is too long
dee dee warwick - we're doing fine
-----lp session - pete williams "see"
pete williams - soon i'll be there
pete williams - are you listening?
pete williams - said i'd be the one
james - frozen britain
hockeysmith - but blood
loom - yosoko
trampolene - alcohol kiss
baby strange - distance yourself
pins - shoot you
telegram - rule number one
lvls (loveless) - blood dance
night flowers - embers
detachments - the promenade
yuck - athena
tears for fears - ready to start (arcade fire cover)
tijuana bibles - toledo
birdcage - chequered past
doe - sooner
the specials - sock it to 'em j.b. (dub)
the members - boys like dub

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

You'll Never Walk Alone! Show tracks for Sat. Apr. 12/14

In a couple days time, on April 15th, it will the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. So we remember and pay tribute to the 96 people who lost their lives and the 766 injured by opening up the show with the appropriate tracks. JUSTICE FOR THE 96!

gerry & the pacemakers - you'll never walk alone
hillsborough tribute (1989) - ferry 'cross the mersey
hillsborough justice collective - he ain't heavy, he's my brother
klaxons - atom to atom
fat les - who invented fish 'n' chips?
wild beasts - a simple beautiful truth
boy george - live your life
the members - radio dub
trans - tangerine
mcalmont & butler - don't call it soul
the pipettes - boo shuffle
-----border cities northern soul spotlight
bettye lavette - i feel good (all over)
the casualeers - dance dance dance
bobby womack - what is this (original mix)
timmy willis - mr. soul satisfaction
lou rawls - when love goes wrong
-----lp session - coves "soft friday"
coves - last desire
coves - let the sun go
coves - fool for your face
jimi goodwin - terracotta warrior
september girls - talking
childhood - falls away
grave pool - you should all be murdered
the snapdragons - dole boys on futons
cheatahs - leave to remain
johnny cash - she used to love me a lot (jc/ec version)
temples - the guesser
neils children - sometimes it's hard to let go
the membranes - everything's brilliant
oxygen thieves - to boast
blossoms - madeleine
darlia - candyman
wolf alice - moaning lisa smile
fugiya & miyagi - flaws
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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Arty Party! Show tracks for Sat. Apr. 5/14

Scott, co-founder of this little program, hand picked the northern soul tracks for tonight. If you would like to pick some in the future just drop me a message or email. That works for regular requests too!

blancmange - feel me
vuvuvultures - arty party
the woodentops - a little more time
molotov jukebox - something for the weekend
space - happy clowns
glass animals - gooey
eliza & the bear - brother's boat
coves - beatings
as elephants are - souls
girl one & the grease guns - no longer spellbound
ekkah - 7am (demo)
-----border cities northern soul spotlight
dobie gray - out on the floor
frank wilson - do i love you (indeed i do)
frankie valli & the four seasons - the night
r. dean taylor - there's a ghost in my house
velvet hammer - happy
-----lp session - the twang "neontwang"
the twang - new love
the twang - almost anything
the twang - happy families
go native - atom heart
paul thomas saunders - good woman
the jim jones revue - collision boogie
honeyblood - killer bangs
the wytches - all that she wants (live session)
temples - waterloo sunset (live session)
kagoule - encave
drenge - nothing (live session)
spiritualized - so long you pretty thing
formes - lights
steven wilson - sign 'o' the times
low sea - starlight
eastern hollows - summer's dead
we are catchers - tap tap tap
port isla - steamroller
life - money

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Monthly Indiessential chart for March 2014

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. GRANULAR TALES (LP) ... The Woodentops (Cherry Red Records)
2. I SEE YOU ... The Horrors (XL Recordings)
3. EAGULLS (LP) ... Eagulls (Partisan/Knitting Factory Records)
4. THERE IS NO OTHER TIME ... The Klaxons (Akashic Rekords)
6. THE SOUL OF THE HOUR (LP) ... Gallon Drunk (Clouds Hill)
7. NOT KINGS ... Candy Says (Cool For Cats)
8. LOVE LETTERS (LP) ... Metronomy (Warner)
9. EVERYDAY ROBOTS ... Damon Albarn (Thirteen Limited/EMI)
10. ODLUDEK (LP) ... Jimi Goodwin (Heavenly Recordings)
11. ANTHEM / MIDDLE-AGED FREAK ... The Wolfhounds (Odd Box)
12. AIR BALLOON ... Lily Allen (Parlophone)
13. EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION & WAR (LP) ... Kaiser Chiefs (Caroline International)
14. BUT BLOOD ... Hockeysmith (Double Denim)
15. WORKING OUT (LP) ... Arthur Beatrice (Polydor)
16. NEW SHORES (LP) ... Black Submarine (Black Submarine)
17. HER GHOST ... Woman's Hour (Secretly Canadian)
18. THIRTY TWO (LP) ... Reverend & The Makers (Cooking Vinyl)
19. STUCK IN MY TEETH ... Circa Waves (Virgin)
20. FORTUNE TELLER ... Space (Hug Records)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for March 2014

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Keep The Faith! Show tracks for Sat. Mar. 29/14

You wanted the best, well, you got me! Thanks again to Clara for guest hosting last week. Back to regular programming tonight with new music from The Horrors, Echo & The Bunnymen, Peace, Ben Watt, Space, Kaiser Chiefs and Jimi Goodwin (Doves) in the LP Session. Way too many new tracks to fit I'm sure but we'll do our best.
Tonight we start a new segment, Border Cities Northern Soul Spotlight. Each week, before the LP Session, we will spotlight 4-6 (depending on time) various Northern Soul tracks. We welcome your requests and input. So drop me a message here.

the savage nomads - porno
life without buildings - the leanover
echo & the bunnymen - market town
the horrors - so now you know
city reign - see what it's worth (live)
the rainband - sirens
ben watt - nathaniel
belle & sebastian - like dylan in the movies [for kate, happy birthday!)
attic lights - orbison
lyla foy - i only
-----border cities northern soul spotlight
gloria jones - tainted love
patrice holloway - stolen hours
barbara mcnair - you're going to love my baby
gerri grainger - i go to pieces (everytime)
edwin starr - time
-----lp session - jimi goodwin "odludek"
jimi goodwin - live like a river
jimi goodwin - hope
jimi goodwin - man v dingo
elbow - real life (angel)
molotov jukebox - something for the weekend
peace - world pleasure
jaws - think too much, feel too little
swwwerve - static
night flowers - bound
abc - by default by design [request]
kaiser chiefs - the factory gates
kaiser chiefs - ruffians on parade
space - attack of the mutant 50ft kebab
archie bronson outfit - cherry lips
witching waves - concrete
antelopes - what a shame
spotlight kid - can't let go
dark horses - live on hunger

Oh you know what to do!
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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Landcruising! Show tracks for Sat. Mar. 22/14

Last night as I was chuckling it up at Danny Bhoy, Clara from The Washing Machine filled in and killed it. She did a great job as I knew she would. That's why I asked her to fill in. I hope you enjoyed her great musical choices. As I promised it was a great mix of British and non-British tracks. Thanks again Clara! Regular programming returns next week.

the crystal method - jupiter shift
dum dum girls - cult of love
mis en scene - endless summer
mis en scene - perfect killers
b-17 - bad situation
the jesus and mary chain - the hardest walk
carl craig - landcruising
yuck - the wall
chelsea light moving - groovy & linda
sbtrkt feat. little dragon - wildfire
warpaint - teese
the psychedelic furs - my time
tame impala - feels like we only go backwards
the cure - love will tear us apart
phantogram - bill murray
magic shoppe - time to go
com truise - air cal
mode moderne - come sunrise
bat for lashes - a forest
lo-fang - blue film
pow! - hi-tech boom
crystal fighters - love natural
the horrors - i see you
future islands - sun in the morning
plant magic - perennial ambitions
against me! - true trans soul rebel
los campesinos! - avocado, baby
xiu xiu - lawrence liquors
the pack ad - stalking is normal
yoko ono plastic ono band - bad dancer
gramercy riffs - dance with me
we are scientists - sprinkles
the war on drugs - under the pressure

If you missed the program, fear not, you can always download it!
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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Down, Down, Diggy, Diggy! Show tracks for Sat. Mar. 15/14

Next Saturday night, as I will be off to see Danny Bhoy, you will be graced by the presence of Clara from the Washing Machine as guest host. She promises to give Cowboys & Indies a thorough cleaning Washing Machine style! Enjoy her musical stylings! I will return on the 29th for more British indie shenanigans!

Remember to show some love to your favourite CJAM shows and vote for the 2014 Jammy Awards! Voting is open now until March 24th. Use this link to vote now!

speedy - heard, seen, done, been
ash - jack names the planets (2oth anniversary)
kooks - down
klaxons - there is no other time
gruff rhys - american interior
mourning birds - eve of the isle
franz ferdinand - erdbeer mund
metronomy - the upsetter
metronomy - call me
the horrors - i see you
black hearted brother - got your love
slowdive - souvlaki space station
damon albarn - electric fences
femme - r.e.s.p.e.c.t.
john newman - try
mick hucknall - that’s how strong my love is
lp session - gallon drunk "the soul of the hour"
gallon drunk - dust in the light
gallon drunk - over and over
gallon drunk - the speed of fear
elbow - the blanket of night
elbow - charge
fear of men - out run me
temple songs - point of origin
jaws - think too much, feel to little
the wytches - gravedweller
polterghost - brain freeze
southern - where the wild are
client - refuge
the savage nomads - porno
candy says - not kings
friendly fires & the asphodells - before your eyes

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