#543 – September 17, 2014 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
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Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Spinning Records With Mills
+ Margo May

1. Ben Watt – “Forget”
from: Hendra (Deluxe Version) / Unmade Road – Caroline Interntional / April 14, 2014
[The second studio album released b Ben Watt, born December 6, 1962, an English musician, DJ, record producer and radio presenter, best known as one half of the duo Everything but the Girl.y the English singer, author and multi-instrumentalist Ben Watt on April 15, 2014. The record is a collaboration with Bernard Butler (Suede) and features a guest-appearance by David Gilmour.]

We welcomed back to Wednesday MidDay Medley: Judy Mills and Chris LaBeau of Mills Record Company, who joined us for our first hour as “Guest Producers” spinning brand new vinyl and classic and rare used vinyl from both sides of the store.

Judy Mills is a native of Pittsburg, Kansas. She attended Kansas State, where she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English. Judy Mills worked as a teaching assistant, and an adjunct professor, teaching writing and English. She worked at Johnson County Community College. She worked as an account executive for Clinique, and then worked for several years at Restoration Hardware, until the Leawood store closed and she took a hiatus. After about a year of taking a break Judy Mills began to focus on her new vision, and in early May, 2013, Judy opened, Mills Record Company, at 314 Westport Rd, KCMO.

Christian LaBeau was born in Ontario, Canada but grew up in St Louis, Missouri for most of his life. He moved to Kansas City in 2006. Chris worked for Streetside Records from 1996 to 2011 in both St Louis and Kansas City. Chris joined Mills Record Co in June 2013. Chris was in a few bands in St Louis. Since 2008 Chris has been working as a DJ in Kansas City playing soul records under the name. “The Dropout Boogie”

Judy is brought new releases, and Christian brought in some rare vinyl.

This past spring Mills Record Company celebrated their first year, and now they’re in the process of expanding into the next door space, doubling the size of the store at 314 Westport Road. The new space will house the store’s vast used vinyl collection, currently in two separate storage facilities. The new space will also have a stage in the front window area for live, in-store performances.

Learn more about Mills Record Company at: http://www.MillsRecordCompany.com


2. Karen O – “Ooo”
from: Crush Songs / Cult Records / September 9, 2014
[Debut studio album by Karen Lee Orzolek (born November 22, 1978),better known by her stage name Karen O, is a South Korean-born American singer and musician. She is the lead vocalist for American rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs. It was released by Julian Casablancas’ label Cult Records. The songs were written at a time of emotional discomfort for Karen O. “When I was 27 I crushed a lot. I wasn’t sure I’d ever fall in love again. These songs were written and recorded in private around this time. They are the soundtrack to what was an ever continuing love crusade”, she explained in a statement posted on her website.]

3. Twin Peaks – “I Found A New Way”
from: Wild Onion / Grand Jury Music / August 5, 2014
[Chicago based 4-piece band who list Bowie and Bolan as influences]


4. Death From Above 1979 – “The Physical World” (VINYL)
from: The Physical World / Last Gang Eecords – Warner Bros. / September 9, 2014
[The second album from the Canadian punk rock duo from Toronto, Ontario. Their first full-length album, You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine, was released in late 2004 on Last Gang Records. The band broke up in 2006, but announced a reunion in 2011. Death from Above 1979 consists of Jesse F. Keeler on bass, synths, and backing vocals, and Sebastien Grainger on vocals and drums. They were signed to Last Gang Records for the world with license arrangements with Vice Recordings in the U.S., 679 Recordings in the UK, and JVC in Japan. Although they reportedly met at a Sonic Youth concert, they sometimes jokingly claimed to have met in prison, on a pirate ship, or in a gay bar, leading some journalists and fans to believe these stories. They also claimed to have once lived in a funeral home. The reason for the seemingly arbitrary date 1979 comes from Grainger’s birth date. He responded to being asked why they chose it: “1979 is the year of my birth, 1979 is the year of Off the Wall, 1979 is the year of The Pleasure Principle, 1979 is the last year of the last cool decade, 1979 is scratched into my arm, 1979 is scratched into my arm, 1979 is scratched into my fucking arm.” He also stated in an interview given to MTV: “I was born that year, and it’s never going to be wrong.”It was speculated that the seemingly random year came from Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 film Apocalypse Now, as the words “Death from Above” can be found on a logo on the Huey Helicopters that carry the main character and his crew in the Vietnam War. However, Grainger has asserted that this is simply a coincidence.]


5. The Wytches – “Gravedweller”
from: Annabel Dream Reader / Partisan / August 25
[English three-piece surf-psych band formed in 2011 in Peterborough, and now based in Brighton. The band consists of singer-songwriter Kristian Bell, drummer Gianni Honey and bassist Daniel Rumsey. On 4 February 2014, the band announced they had signed with Heavenly Recordings and released Gravedweller as a free digital single. The band also signed to Partisan Records in the US. Annabel Dream Reader was recorded over two days at Toe Rag Studios in Hackney, London and co-produced by Bell and former Coral guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones. The album was recorded and mixed by Luke Oldfield on an 8-track Studer A80.]

6. My Brightest Diamond – “Pressure”
from: This Is my Hand (Prismatic Edition) / Asthmatic Kitty / September 16, 2014
[Fourth studio album from My Brightest Diamond, the project of singer–songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden. The band has released four studio albums, 2006’s Bring Me the Workhorse, 2008’s A Thousand Shark’s Teeth and 2011’s All Things Will Unwind, along with remix albums Tear It Down and Shark Remixes, Volumes 1-4. Worden has also recorded and performed with The Decemberists (as “The Queen” on their album Hazards of Love) and Sufjan Stevens’ albums Illinoise and The Age of Adz.]

10:33 – Underwriting

7. Bo Diddley – “Elephant Man” (VINYL)
from: Black Gladiator / Checker / 1970
[17th full length release out of 27 from Ellas Otha Bates (December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008), born in McComb, Mississippi, known by his stage name Bo Diddley, was an American R&B vocalist, guitarist and songwriter (usually as Ellas McDaniel). He was also known as The Originator because of his key role in the transition from the blues to rock and roll, and rock, influencing a host of acts, including Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Parliament Funkadelic, The Velvet Underground, The Who, The Yardbirds, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley, and The Beatles, among others. He introduced more insistent, driving rhythms and a hard-edged electric guitar sound on a wide-ranging catalog of songs, along with African rhythms and a signature beat (a simple five-accent clave rhythm) that remains a cornerstone of hip hop, rock and pop.Accordingly, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation and a Grammy Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He was known in particular for his technical innovations, including his trademark rectangular guitar.]

8. Bobby “Blue” Bland – “Don’t Cry No More” (VINYL)
from: Two Steps From The Blues / Duke – MCA / 1961
[Debut album from Robert Calvin “Bobby” Bland (January 27, 1930 – June 23, 2013), was an American blues singer. Bland developed a sound that mixed gospel with the blues and R&B. He was described as “among the great storytellers of blues and soul music… [who] created tempestuous arias of love, betrayal and resignation, set against roiling, dramatic orchestrations, and left the listener drained but awed.” He was sometimes referred to as the “Lion of the Blues” and as the “Sinatra of the Blues”; his music was also influenced by Nat King Cole. Bland was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1981, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame described him as “second in stature only to B.B. King as a product of Memphis’s Beale Street blues scene.”]


9. Julee Cruise – “I Remember” (VINYL)
from: Floating Into The Night / Warner Bros. / September 8, 1989
[American singer, songwriter, actress and musician, born December 1, 1956, in Creston, Iowa. With a distinctive airy voice, Cruise has recorded four albums, but is probably best known for “Falling”, the theme song for the cult U.S. television series Twin Peaks. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, she collaborated with composer Angelo Badalamenti and film director David Lynch, who produced and wrote the lyrics for many of her released songs. Cruise is also a songwriter in her own right. She is married to Edward Grinnan, Editor-in-Chief of Guideposts magazine and best-selling author of The Promise of Hope.]

10. Siouxsie & The Banshees – “Happy House” (VINYL)
from: Kaleidoscope / Polydor / August 1, 1980
[Third studio album by British rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees an English rock band formed in London in 1976 by vocalist Siouxsie Sioux and bass guitarist Steven Severin. Initially associated with the English punk rock scene, the band rapidly evolved to create “a form of post-punk discord full of daring rhythmic and sonic experimentation”. The Times cited Siouxsie and the Banshees as “one of the most audacious and uncompromising musical adventurers of the post-punk era.” Their music combined elements of pop and avant-garde. The Banshees also became inspirational in the creation of the gothic rock genre. They disbanded in 1996, with Siouxsie and drummer Budgie continuing to record music as The Creatures, a second band they had formed in the early 1980s. In 2004, Siouxsie began a solo career.]

11. The Misfits – “We Are 138” (VINYL)
from: Beware [EP] / Armageddon-Spartan-Plan 9 Records / January 1980
[3120 copies pressed for release in the UK to promote their 1979 tour. The sleeve artwork was not finished in time, and it was not actually released until after the tour in January 1980. “We Are 138” was originally on the “Bullet” 7″ EP. . The Misfits are an American band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre, blending punk rock and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery. Founded in 1977 in Lodi, New Jersey by singer and songwriter Glenn Danzig, the group had a fluctuating lineup during its first six years with Danzig and bassist Jerry Only as the only consistent members. During this time they released several EPs and singles, and with Only’s brother Doyle as guitarist, the albums Walk Among Us (1982) and Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood (1983), both considered touchstones of the early-1980s hardcore punk movement. The Misfits disbanded in 1983 and Danzig went on to form Samhain and then the eponymous Danzig. Several albums of reissued and previously unreleased material were issued after the group’s dissolution, and their music became influential to punk rock, heavy metal, and alternative rock music of the late 1990s and early 2000s.]


Mills Record Company instores:
Friday September 19 –
Saturday, September 20 –

Mills Record Company, at 314 Westport Rd, KCMO. Learn more about Mills Record Company at: http://www.MillsRecordCompany.com

11:00 – Station ID

Music from the Plaza Art Fair

12. Miry Wild – “To the Ends of the Earth”
from: Miry Wild [EP] / Independent / May 3, 2014
[Kansas City, Missoouri, based 5 member folk-pop band made up of friends: Katelyn Miles- Upright Bass & Bass Guitar, Julia Hamilton- Guitar & Lead Vocals, Havilah Powers- Vocals, Emily Marriott- Drums, Holly Grimwood- Piano, Guitar, Vocals. To hear their music you can visit: http://www.mirywild.bandcamp.com%5D

[Miry Wild play Ink Magazine’s Music stage at The Plaza Art Fair, Sunday, September 21, at 3:00pm]

13. The Grisly Hand – “Still Feelin’ Blue”
from: Western Avenue / Independent / February 1, 2012
[“Still Feelin’ Blue” by Gram Parsons. The band is working on a new full length recording.The Grisly Hand includes: Jimmy Fitzner (Guitar and Vocals), Lauren Krum (Vocals and Percussion), Johnny Nichols (Bass and Vocals), Matt Richey (Drums), Mike Stover (Steel Guitar), and Ben Summers (Guitar and Mandolin).]

[The Grisly Hand play Kauffman Stadium TONIGHT before the baseball game.]

[The Grisly Hand play Ink’s Music stage at The Plaza Art Fair, Saturday, September 20, at 9:00pm]

14. Kirsten Paludan & Key Party – “Siberia”
from: Up All Night / Independent / December 21, 2013
[Recorded at Element Studios, KCMO, February – November 2012. Produced by Kirsten Paludan and David Gaume. Engineered and mixed by David Gaume. Additional tracking on ‘Siberia’ by Joel Nanos. Cover artwork: ‘Moon’ by Jeremy Rockwell. Design: Studio Ike. Photo: Jeffrey McKee.]

[Key Party play Ink Magazine’s Music stage at The Plaza Art Fair, Saturday, September 20, at Noon]

15. Josh Berwanger – “Bullets of Change”
from: Strange Stains / Good Land Records / October 1, 2013
[“Josh Berwanger made a name for himself as a member of The Anniversary, a Kansas band that released 2 albums (2000’s Designing a Nervous Breakdown & 2002’s Your Majesty) and selling over 100,000 records before imploding in a breakup of Fleetwood Mac-style proportions while attempting to tour Japan. Undeterred, Berwanger put together a new band—a country-rock outfit called The Only Children–and would go on to release 2 criminally underrated records (2004’s Change of Living & 2007’s Keeper of Youth) before pulling the plug and taking a job coaching high school basketball in Lawrence. For his 2013 release Strange Stains, Berwanger joined forces with old pal & original drummer for The Anniversary, Michael Hutcherson. “Josh & I met in 1996 while playing in local KC pop punk bands, I am honored to be making music w/ Josh. For all that’s changed in our lives over the years, we’ve still got a symbiotic musical relationship.”]

[Josh Berwanger Band plays Ink’s Music stage at The Plaza Art Fair, Saturday, September 20, at 4:00]

11:13 – Underwriting

11:15 – Interview with Margo May

16. Margo May – “Bad To Me” (Live)
A song that will be on Margo May’s upcoming folk release

Margo May playing live on Wednesday MidDay Medley, September 17, 1014

Margo May playing live on Wednesday MidDay Medley, September 17, 1014

Joe Cuello, of MTV Creative Music Integration said this about margo May – “Her melodic, gentle songwriting and performing capture a sound that is tough to pull off, but she does so, perfectly. Innocence in songs is a balancing act Margo May somehow pulls off, and the songs have a beautiful simplicity that can be moving in a very quiet way.”

Margo May grew up in Kansas City. She has worked as an actor at The Coterie Theatre. She Studied Liberal Arts and English at University of Missouri – Kansas City. Margo made her national network television debut in the 2010 season of American Idol. Her Debut recording “Summerof” was one of our favorite recordings of 2010 and has received critical acclaim. She was the winner of the 2010 Pitch Music Award for Best Emerging Act. Since then Margo has played all over Kansas City, Portland, Oregon, Austin, Texas. Margo has released several albums of her own original music as well as several collaborations and remixes. She is currently working on a new release.

Margo May is working on a new record with Tim Harte of Mother Russia helping as Producer. The recording will be live first takes. Doby Watson is joining Margo on the tracks.

Margo May is also collaborating with David Bennett of Akkilles, who is also helping her record the same songs but in a different process.


17. Margo May – “Earth Angel” (Live)
A song that will be on Margo May’s upcoming folk release

Margo May plays Thursday, September 18, at 9:00 pm, at The Tank Room, with her sister Aileen May, Miss Conception, and Calvin Arsenia.

Margo May will be in concert Thursday, September 25 at the recordBar, at 7:00 pm.

Margo May collaborated with producer Elias Abid for last year’s summer release “runaway Island.”

Margo May recently had a speaking role in a lifetime movie starring Tony Goldwyn.


18. Margo May – “I’m Not Coming Home” (Live)
A song that will be on Margo May’s upcoming folk release

To hear Margo May’s music visit: http://www.margomay.bandcamp.com

Margo May plays Thursday, September 18, at 9:00 pm, at The Tank Room with her sister Aileen May, Miss Conception, and Calvin Arsenia.

Margo May will be in concert Thursday, September 25 at the recordBar, at 7:00 pm.


19. Dolls On Fire – “We Are The Lucky Ones”
from: Synesthesia / Independent / Expected December 2014
[A new song to be included in the band’s upcoming second full-length release, recorded at Weights & Measures Soundlab and Atzero Studios / Mixed and mastered by Duane Trower at Weights & Measures. The band’s debut album “Ladies and Gentlemen…” was in our 112 Best Recordings of 2012. Dolls on Fire include: Zach Hodson on lead vocals & guitar, Rachel Jaggard on lead vocals & keys, Michelle Bacon on bass, and Mark Johnson on drums ]

[Dolls on Fire play Ink’s Music stage at The Plaza Art Fair, Saturday, September 20, at 11:00 am]

20. Scruffy & The Janitors – “Ms. Crucio”
from: Anglo / This Tall Records / June 13, 2014
[St. Joe based trio of Steven Foster – Vocals/Bass, Teriq Newton – Guitar/Vocals, and Trevin Newton – Drums. Recorded by Kiley Bodenhamer, Mixed by Chad Hasledalen, Mastered by Albert Born. All songs written by Scruffy & The Janitors and subject to copyright and BMI.]

[I HEART LOCAL MUSIC PRESENTS: Scruffy & The Janitors, Psychic Heat, and Josh Berwanger Band, at The Jackpot in Lawrence September 26.]

11:50 – Women who will blow you away with their voice

21. Mary Bridget Davies – “Me And Bobby McGee”
from: A Night With Janis Joplin (Original Broadway Cast Recording) / Broadway Records / January 17, 2014
[Mary Bridget Davies (born August 30, 1978)[1] is an American singer and actress. She performs with her own band, The Mary Bridget Davies Group, and is also known as a premiere interpreter of Janis Joplin’s music. She received a Tony Award nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her performance as Janis in A Night with Janis Joplin. Her band The Mary Bridget Davies Group released an album with original songs in 2011 titled Wanna Feel Somethin.]

[Mary Bridget Davies plays 90.1 FM KKFI’s – Blues Kitchen 15 Year Anniversary Show, Saturday, September 27, at Knuckleheads, with Katy Guillen & The Girls, Junebug & the Porchlights, and 4 Fried Chickens & A Coke.]

22. Allen-Lamun Band – “Too Blue Not To Come Back Home”
from: All In The Numbers / Mad Left Music / September 30, 2013
[Dave Allen and Laura Lamun playing Every Color of the Blues. http://www.allenlamunband.com Laura Lamun started singing at 5 and her Director-Mother had her making money singing by the time she was eleven. After attending Interlochen Arts Academy she received her BFA at Wayne State University in Detroit, and MFA from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. She has worked professionally as an actress and vocalist in NYC, Kansas City, San Diego. Now based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado she has played in several bands and is the creator and owner of Little Moon Essentials a magic factory and Body Apothecary. While Laura lived in Kansas City she appeared on stages at American Heartland, Quality Hill Playhouse, The Unicorn Theatre, Theatre League and in special performances with J. Kent Barnhart. We were housemates in the late eighties and I remember between shows she concocted amazing baths with herbs and oils. The bathtub looked like a tossed salad, but her creations have led her to a successful business to supplement her musical and theatrical career.]

23. The Clementines – “Soul, Mind, Role, Survive”
from: The Clementines / Independent / June 1, 2013
[Tim Jenkins & Nicole Springer played LIVE on our April 25, 2012 show. Current band line up: Nicole Springer: Vocals and Lyrics, Rhythm Guitar. Tim Jenkins: Lead guitar and Mandolin. Aaron Derington: Drums and Percussion , Keyboards. Brad Scott: Bass. Nicole Springer grew up in Oak Grove, MO, and graduated H.S. in 2004. She studied Music-Vocal/Choral at Missouri State University, in Springfield, MO. Nicole told The Pitch (Jan. 10, 2012): “I grew up singing in gospel choirs,” she says. “And I still love gospel music, though I’m not religious or anything. I did musicals throughout high school, and I went to school for a year at Missouri State for music education. But I’ve never been in a committed band before this one.”]

[Nicole Springer plays Coda, tomorrow night, September 18.]


Next week on Sept. 24th, Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear will play LIVE on the show. We’ll also talk with members of the band The Sexy Accident who decided to release their fifth LP, Lavender 3, as a hardback book. In our second hour, Artist Joey Grim returns to Kansas City and Wednesday Midday Medley from Brooklyn to serve as guest DJ.


24. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

Sources for notes on tracks: artist’s websites and wikipedia.org

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