#671 – March 1, 2017 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

More New & MidCoastal Releases
+ David George + Jade Osborne

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980 [WMM’s theme song]
2. Jefferson Airplane – “White Rabbit”
from: Surrealistic Pillow / RCA – Victor / February, 1967
[Marty Balin on vocals, guitar, album design, Jack Casady on bass guitar, fuzz bass, rhythm guitar, Spencer Dryden on drums, percussion, Paul Kantner on rhythm guitar, vocals, Jorma Kaukonen – lead guitar, vocals, Grace Slick – vocals, piano, organ, recorder. Jefferson Airplane was an American rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1965. A pioneer of counterculture-era psychedelic rock, the group was the first band from the San Francisco scene to achieve international mainstream success. They performed at the three most famous American rock festivals of the 1960s—Monterey (1967), Woodstock (1969) and Altamont (1969) —as well as headlining the first Isle of Wight Festival (1968). Their 1967 record Surrealistic Pillow is regarded as one of the key recordings of the “Summer of Love”. Two hits from that album, “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit”, are listed in Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.]

3. CocoRosie – “Smoke ‘Em Out (feat. ANOHNI)
from: Smoke ‘Em Out (feat. ANOHNI) – Single / CocoRosie / January 17, 2017
[Coco Rosie are Bianca & Sierra Casady. They released this single with this statement, “We share a new song to inspire the weary-disappointed hearts of so many crest-fallen citizens. We just started working on a new album, but “Smoke ‘em Out” begged to be turned loose on the world now, as a means of participation during these turbulent yet invigorating times. Joined on guest vocals by our fellow Future Feminist ANOHNI, “Smoke ‘em Out” welcomes the new character who will be occupying the White House with a mob of women and children armed with forks and knives. In the wake of this un-natural disaster, we feel a call to rise, shout, and burn the house down…“the future is female” and a very necessary force to be reckoned with.”]

4. Elbow – “Magnificent (She Says)”
from: Little Fictions / Polydor – Concord / February 3, 2017
[Seventh studio album from the English rock band Elbow, consisting of Guy Garvey on vocals, guitar; Craig Potter on keyboard, piano, backing vocals; Mark Potter (on guitar & backing vocals; and Pete Turner on bass guitar & backing vocals. They have played together since 1990, adopting the Elbow band name in 1997.]

10:15 – Underwriting

5. Middle Kids – “Edge of Town”
from: Middle Kids [EP] / MK Recordings / February 17, 2017
[Sydney, Australia based three piece band with lead singer Hannah Joy on vocals, Tim Fitz on guitar, and Harry Day on Drums.]

[Middle Kids play The Tank Room, tonight, March 1, with Whales and Mobley.]

6. The Ovaries-eez – “Dream Song”
from: Moon Birth / Whatever Forever / January 6, 2017
[Lawrence Kansas, based vocal trio. The Ovaries-eez debut full length was recorded & mastered by John Griffin at Sound + Vision Studio at Lawrence Public Library and released on Whatever Forever. Guitar and vocals by Monica George and Johni Lacore and Amber Hansen on vocals. The band starts a mini tour tomorrow that includes Lawrence, Kansas City, Springfield, and St. Louis]

[The Ovaries-eez play an Album Release Show at Decade Cafe, in Lawrence, on Friday, February 3, with CS Luxem and Bonzo Madrid]

[The Ovaries-eez play an Album Release Show at Mills Record Company, on Saturday, February 4, with Teri Quinn and Jake Wells]

7. David George & A Crooked Mile – “Shine”
from: Radiant Man / UniGlobe Records / August 22, 2015
[David George – Vocals & Guitar, John Johnson – Guitar & Vocals, Ben Byard – Bass & Vocals, Christine Gross – Cello & Vocals, Giuliano Mingucci – Drums & Vocals. Shine was the 1st single from the upcoming full length album “Radiant Man”. In the last year and a half, David George has toured with John Fogerty, playing The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show, The View; he met Paul McCartney. David also performed a solo acoustic set in front of nearly 9,000 people at Starlight Theatre opening for Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent. In his career, David George has played in the bands Moaning Lisa and Culture Killers. After a move to the West Coast, in 2010 he released his solo album, Love/Life, a collection of 12 songs recorded in Burbank, California. A family emergency brought David back to KC, from LA where he continued his solo work and released an EP, several singles, and appeared in The Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s production of the new musical “Stillwater.”]

10:30 – Interview with David George

David George

David George has toured with John Fogerty, playing The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show, The View; he met Paul McCartney. David also performed a solo acoustic set in front of nearly 9,000 people at Starlight Theatre opening for Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent. In his career, David George has played in the bands Moaning Lisa and Culture Killers. After a move to the West Coast, in 2010 he released his solo album, Love/Life, a collection of 12 songs recorded in Burbank, California. A family emergency brought David back to KC, from LA where he continued his solo work and released an EP, several singles, and appeared in The Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s production of the new musical “Stillwater.” with his band A Crooked Mile, David released his latest full length album Radiant Man nationally, had his song “Hey, Hey Kansas City” selected as the track the Kansas City Chiefs play in the stadium when a Chiefs touchdown is scored. David George is working on a new single recording at Weights & Measures Soundlab, tomorrow night.

David George thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Last year David George also got married to Dr. Ann Wozniak.

Last weekend David played the recordBar for the MidCoast Takeover benefit with Erik Voeks in his backing band, The Vague Lakes.

Thursday, March 2nd David is getting a group of musician friends together to record a sort of, “Give Peace A Chance” type song live, to donate ALL proceeds to benefit the ACLU. Space is limited. Gathering will start around 6:00 pm and will start around 7 pm and shouldn’t go past 10 pm. #CantFightLove

The new single he is recording called, ”Can’t Fight Love”.

Recording at Weights & Measures Soundlab, 1819 Central, KCMO, on Thursday, March 2, from 6-10 with producer and engineer, Duane Trower.

Matthew Dunehoo will be documenting the session.

For more information: http://www.davidgeorge.bandcamp.com


8. Of Tree – “Feel It”
from: Sorry We’re Chosen [EP] / Of Tree / [Expected Spring, 2017]
[Of Tree is vocalist/guitarist Benjamin Parks and violinist Laurel Morgan who write folk music with a pop edge provided by the technology of looping and sampling. Parks’ deep vocals coupled with Morgan’s sensitive vocals, fiddle playing and dynamic layered strings take the listener deep into themselves and to, perhaps, places once forgotten. Of Tree began in 2009 and has taken many forms as it has evolved over time, including a full 5 piece folk band and, at one time, a classical trio backing Parks’ voice and guitar.]

[Of Tree plays Prospero’s Books on West 39th Street, Saturday, March 4 with The Sexy Accident.]

9. Modern Friend – “Worse”
from: Worse – Single / Modern Friend / May 4, 2016
[Modern Friend is an Alt/Pop Kansas City based band formed by Dan Morris and Simon Huntley.]

[Modern Friend play recordBar at 1520 Grand on March 10, for the Sound Machine Series, with Erica Joy, Valley Hush, and Dylan Guthrie and the Good Time Guys.]

10. The Dear Misses – “Let Go”
from: Just Let Go / The Dear Misses / February 28, 2017
[This is The Dear Misses first full length album. “Just Let Go” was written over the course of 4 years. TDM started as a side project for lead singer Todd Anderson and Guitarist Cody Stapleton and caught full sail upon the addition of Drummer Bret Collins in 2014 and Bassist Shane Berggren in Late 2015. This Lawrence Kansas based 4-piece band made up of: Todd Anderson on lead vocals & rhythm guitar, Cody Stapleton on lead guitar & backing vocals, Bret Collins on drums, and Shane Berggren on bass. The band is currently in the studio recording songs for their upcoming release. More info at: http://www.reverbnation.com/thedearmisses%5D

[The Dear Misses play Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s Club at 3402 Main St, KCMO, Thursday, March 2, at 8:00 PM for Rockin At Davey’s Uptown with Late Night Calvalry, and Never Let This Go.]

11. Bobby Sauder – “If Only In My Dreams”
from: Dark Empire Fairgrounds / Whatever Forever / February 24, 2017
[Debut solo release from Bobby Sauder of the Lawrence Kansas based band Karma Vision and cofounder of Whatever Forever Records. After the birth of his first child, Sauder found hiself putting on a lot of folk and country records to help keep the volume down around the house. The influence of musicians like Townes Van Zant, Emmylou Harris, and The Band influenced his songwriting. All the songs were writtenon a guitar that only had 5 strings. Music and lyrics by Bobby Sauder (except “Josie Darner” written by Carey Scott and “Will You Bury Me?” written by Jamie Lacore). Produced by Bobby Sauder and Ross Williams. Engineered by Ross Williams. Mixed by Ross Williams and Bobby Sauder. Mastered by Brian Miller. Drums on tracks 1,3,5,6 played by Mark Osman Organ on track 7 played by Ben Sauder. Lyrics Collaborator on tracks 3 and 4 is Carey Scott. Track 2 co-engineered by Brad Girard. Recorded in Lawrence, Kansas[

[Karma Vision plays Replay in Lawrence, Kansas on Sun, Mar 12 with Toughies, and Mountain Song.]

11:00 – Station ID

12. Lee Fields and The Expressions – “Just Can’t Win”
from: Emma Jean / Truth & Soul Records / June 2, 2014
[Since the late sixties, the North Carolina native Lee Fields has amassed a prolific catalog of albums and has toured and played with such legends as Kool and the Gang, Sammy Gordon and the Hip- Huggers, O.V Wright, Darrell Banks, and Little Royal. With a career spanning 43 years, releases on twelve different record labels, and having toured the world over with his raucous-yet- tender voice, itʼs mind-blowing that the music heʼs making today with Brooklynʼs own Truth & Soul Records is the best of his career.]

[Lee Fields and The Expressions play recordBar, 1520 Grand, Friday March 3, with Hi-Lux]

13. Aimee Mann – “Patient Zero”
from: Mental Illness / Aimee Mann – SuperEgo Records / March 31, 2017
[9th solo studio release from Aimee Mann who was born September 8, 1960 and is a rock singer, singer-songwriter, bassist & guitarist. She was the bassist and a vocalist for the band ‘Til Tuesday during the 1980s and since then has primarily performed as a solo musician. She is married to Michael Penn. In 1999, Mann recorded original material for the soundtrack to the Paul Thomas Anderson film Magnolia, which earned both Academy Award and Grammy Award nominations for the song “Save Me”. She negotiated a contract release from David Geffen and founded her own label, SuperEgo Records.]

14. Ruddy Swain – “Dark Moon”
from: Ruddy Swain [EP] / Independent / November 13, 2011
[Ruddy Swain is David Regnier of Dead Voices and Lauren Krum of The Grisly Hand.]

[Ruddy Swain plays The Westport Saloon TONIGHT, March 1.]

11:11 – Underwriting

11:13 – Echoes of Folk Alliance

15. Las Cafeteras – “If I Was President”
from: If I Was President – Single / Las Cafeteas / February 20, 2017
[Las Cafeteras is a Chicano band from East Los Angeles, California. Their music fuses spoken word, folk music, with traditional Son Jarocho, Afro-Mexican music and zapateado dancing. The band started out as students of the Eastside Café, a community space in El Sereno, Los Angeles, where they took Son Jarocho classes. Influenced by music from Veracruz, Mexico and eager to teach others about it, they started formally playing in 2005. Since forming, they have shared the stage with artists such as, Caifanes, Lila Downs, Juanes, Ozomatli, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Their namesake derives from the organization where they took classes. To honor women, they feminized their group name by naming themselves Las Cafeteras, rather than Los Cafeteros. Las Cafeteras’ songs have themes and references that range from the Civil Rights Movement, United Farm Workers, DREAM Act, immigration reform to female homicides in Ciudad Juárez. Their song, “La Bamba Rebelde”, a remake of The traditional Mexican song from the state of Veracruz “La Bamba”, denotes their Chicano pride. They say that they construct their music as a tool for creating positive change and inspiring others to do so. Band Members include: Daniel French on vocals, jarana, MC; David Flores on requinto jarocho; Denise Carlos on vocals, jarana, zapateado, glockenspiel; Jose Cano on cajón, Native American flute, harmonica; Hector Flores on vocals, zapateado; Leah Gallegos on vocals, quijada, zapateado.]

16. Making Movies – “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”
from: Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Single / United Interests / November 4, 2016
[Making Movies are a Kansas City based 4-piece band and made up of two sets of brothers: Enrique Chi on guitar and lead vocals; Diego Chi on bass & vocals; Juan-Carlos Chaurand on percussion & keyboards; and Andres Chaurand on drums. The band draws their influences from the origins of their families: Santiago, Panama, and Kansas City, Missouri, and Guadalajara, Mexico.]

17. Ramy Essam – “Ya Askary”
from: “Ya Askary” – Single / Ramy Essam / 2016
[Ramy Essam was born in 1987, in Mansoura, Egypt. He is an Egyptian musician, best known for his appearances in Tahrir Square in Cairo during the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. His song Irhal, in which then Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was urged to resign, gained great popularity among the demonstrators. It became internationally known through YouTube, and is referred to as the anthem of the revolution. In 2011, it was selected by Time Out as the third-most world-changing song of all time. He currently sings hard rock songs, one of the few singers in Egypt to sing rock. Ramy also expressed his mourning of the revolution’s martyrs on Facebook. On 9 March 2011, when the Egyptian Army forcibly cleared the square, he was arrested and tortured. In October 2014, Essam was offered safe city residence for two years by the Malmö Municipality of Sweden. He is the first musician who has been offered this by Malmö but two writers have been offered it before. In addition to the residence permit, he also gets accommodation. He describes his situation as an artist in Egypt as “terrible” and is happy he can come to Sweden to study. Essam says it will be the first time he has the chance to study music, that he will keep make music and be an ambassador of the Egyptian revolution. Essam was featured on the 2014 compilation Songs from a Stolen Spring that paired Western musicians with artists from the Arab Spring. On the album, Essam’s “Bread, Freedom” was meshed with Mighty Sam McClain’s performance of “If I Can Dream”. He received the 2017 Spirt of Folk Award from Folk Alliance.]

18. Celia Cruz & Tito Puente – “Salsa De Tomate”
from: Alma Con Alma: The Heart & Soul of Celia Cruz & Tito Puente / Codigo / Nov 6, 2015
[Celia (La Negra) Cruz (Oct 21, 1925 – July 16, 2003), was a Cuban singer of Latin music. She was known for electrifying audiences with her wide-ranging, soulful voice and rhythmically compelling style. She was the most popular Latin artist of the 20th century, she earned twenty-three gold albums and was a recipient of the National Medal of Arts. She was renowned internationally as the “Queen of Salsa”, “La Guarachera de Cuba”, as well as The Queen of Latin Music. She spent much of her career working in the United States and several Latin American countries. Leila Cobo of Billboard Magazine once said “Cruz is indisputably the best known and most influential female figure in the history of Cuban and Latin music”. She was an ambassador for the variety and vitality of the music of her native Havana, after the Cuban revolution she became a symbol of artistic freedom for Cuban American exiles. Ernesto Antonio “Tito” Puente (April 20, 1923 – May 31, 2000) was an American musician, songwriter and record producer. The son of native Puerto Ricans Ernest and Ercilia Puente, living in New York City’s Spanish Harlem community, Puente is often credited as “The Musical Pope”, “El Rey de los Timbales” (The King of the Timbales) and “The King of Latin Music”. He is best known for dance-oriented mambo and Latin jazz compositions that endured over a 50-year career. He and his music appear in many films such as The Mambo Kings and Fernando Trueba’s Calle 54.]

11:30 – Interview with Jade Osborne

Jade Osborne is a founding member of Voler Thieves of Flight. She is a dancer, a poet, an artist, an educator, a performance artist, and a traveler of the world. She has produced multiple shows for Kansas City Fringe Festival, and has collaborated with area musical and performance groups. Jade joins us today on the eve of her trip to Cuba, to work with the Cuban Circus, as well as volunteering with youth and educational communities in and around Havana. With collaborator Rachel McMeachin, Jade will be working with under-served populations and donating needed art supplies and equipment.

Jade Osborne, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Jade will begin her 18 days in Cuba with members of Voler Thieves of Flight, training the aerialists with Cuban Circus.

In the second half of her visit, teachers for kansas City Missouri schools will join her to do work volunteering with youth and educational communities in and around Havana.

More information at: http://www.thievesofflight.com


19. Jake Wells – “Circle of Life”
from: “Circle of Life” – Single / Beach Boy Music / February 21, 2017
[Kansas City based indie folk singer songwriter. Jake Wells was born in Florida grew up in Colorado. Jake studied Music Composition at University of Northern Colorado. “Jake’s sound evokes an emotionality and maturity much deeper than his age of 21 would imply.” He was named one of Spotify’s top 20. He has performed on stages since he was a teenager. His single releases are currently gaining radio play in the Midwest on several FM stations.]

[Jake Wells plays The Ovaries-eez Album Release Show at Mills Record Company, on Saturday, February 4, with The Ovaries-eez and Teri Quinn.]

[Jake Wells plays The MidCoast Takeover Fundraiser #4, Saturday, March 11, at The Brick, with Not A Planet, Emmaline Twist, and The Invisible World.]

20. Jonathan Richman – “Velvet Underground”
from: I, Jonathan / Rounder / October 6, 1992
[Jonathan Michael Richman (born May 16, 1951) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. In 1970 he founded the Modern Lovers, an influential proto-punk band. Since the mid-1970s, Richman has worked either solo or with low-key, generally acoustic, backing. He is known for his wide-eyed, unaffected and childlike outlook, and music that, while rooted in rock and roll, is influenced by music from around the world. Born in Natick, Massachusetts, into a Jewish family,[4] Richman began playing music and writing his own songs in the mid-1960s. He became infatuated with the Velvet Underground, and in 1969 he moved to New York City, lived on the couch of their manager, Steve Sesnick, worked odd jobs and tried to break in as a professional musician. Failing at this, he returned to Boston.]

[Jonathan Richman plays the recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd. Saturday, March 4]

11:57 – In Honor of Moonlight winning the Academy Award for Best Movie

21. Barbara Lewis – “Hello Stranger”
from: Moonlight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack / Independent / October 21, 2016
[Originally released as a single in March 1973. Barbara Lewis (born February 9, 1943) is an American singer and songwriter whose smooth style influenced rhythm and blues. Lewis was born in Salem (Salem Township is a general law township of Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan, located northeast of Ann Arbor). She was writing and recording by her teens with record producer Ollie McLaughlin, a black DJ at Ann Arbor radio station WHRV, now WAAM. Lewis’ first single release in 1962, the uptempo “My Heart Went Do Dat Da,” did not chart nationally, but was a local hit in the Detroit, Michigan area. She wrote all of the songs on her debut LP, including the hit “Hello Stranger” which reached #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, and featured extensive use of the Hammond organ. Lewis had moderate follow-up hits with “Straighten Up Your Heart” (#43) and her original “Puppy Love” (#38) before Bert Berns produced her million-seller “Baby I’m Yours” (U.S. #11), written by Van McCoy. Berns also produced the followup “Make Me Your Baby” (U.S. #11) which had originally been recorded by the Pixies Three, and Lewis’ final Top 40 hit “Make Me Belong to You” (#28 in 1966), written by Chip Taylor and Billy Vera. At the end of the decade, she released a grittier-sounding album on Stax Records. Over the next decade, a number of other artists had success with Lewis’ songs. Her own composition “Hello Stranger” — which had been remade in 1966 by the Capitols — was a regional hit in 1973 as remade by Fire & Rain and in 1977 Yvonne Elliman’s version reached the US Top 20 and the UK Singles Chart Top 30: Elliman’s version also topped the US Easy Listening chart for four weeks. In 1985 Carrie Lucas’ remake of “Hello Stranger” was a Top 20 R&B hit and in 2004 Queen Latifah remade “Hello Stranger” for her The Dana Owens Album. “Baby I’m Yours” charted in versions by country singer Jody Miller and Debby Boone (the B-side of her single “God Knows”). In Canada, Suzanne Stevens had a hit in 1975 with a disco version of “Make Me Your Baby”. Cover versions of her songs continue into the new millennium with the Arctic Monkeys including a version of “Baby I’m Yours” as a B-side to their 2006 single “Leave Before the Lights Come On”. In 1995, Lewis’ “Baby I’m Yours” was featured on the soundtrack for the film The Bridges of Madison County, and in 2016 “Hello Stranger” was featured on the soundtrack for the film Moonlight. She received the Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 1999.]

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

Next week on March 8, Sondra Freeman of Midwest Music Foundation joins us to talk about MidCoast Takeover 2017, we’ll also play more New and MidCoastal Releases.

Our Script/Playlist is a cut and paste of information.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

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