Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Studio Renovations

The new owner of WAPJ will begin doing renovations to the studio starting on Friday at 6 pm. Consequently, there will be no local broadcasts including our show over the next few weeks. The station will broadcast holiday music and will also provide live coverage of Torrington High School boys and girls basketball home games. While we are disappointed that we won't be able to do the show, we are however very excited about the upcoming improvements to the studio. Have a happy and safe holiday season and a Happy New Year!

-Vin and Paul

Playlist: December 13, 2011

    1.     (Intro) “Crazy”/Gnarls Barkley/St. Elsewhere       
    2.    “Greensleeves”/John Coltrane/The Complete Africa
    3.     “Ave Maria”/Stevie Wonder/Someday at Christmas
    4.     “Run, Rudolph, Run”/Keith Richards/Single
    5.     “Father Christmas”/The Kinks/Misfits
    6.     “Merry Christmas from the Family”/Robert Earl Keen/The Party Never Ends
    7.     “Happy Xmas (War is Over)/John & Yoko/The Plastic Ono Band/Single
    8.     “Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis”/Tom Waits/Blue Valentine
    9.     “Lonely Christmas Call”/George Jones/Bummed Out Christmas
   10. “Merry Christmas Baby”/Bruce Springsteen/A Very Special Christmas
   11. “Someday at Christmas”/Stevie Wonder/Someday at Christmas
   12. “Fairytale of New York”/The Pogues/If I Should Fall from Grace with God
   13. “Jingle Bell Rock”/The Brian Setzer Orchestra/Dig That Crazy Christmas

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Friday, December 9, 2011

More on James Booker

I forgot to mention ..Harry Connick Jr., a student and close friend of Booker, is probably his most renowned disciple. I wouldn't have guessed that connection.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ray Charles

I want to thank Vinny for doing something unique on last night's show although he got the idea from Ol' Dave Massota. Vinny played some great Ray Charles music and then followed it up with some artists that were influenced by Ray. He played songs from artists James Booker, Henry Butler and Van Morrison. I had never heard of Booker and Butler before but I greatly enjoyed their songs that Vinny played.

Playlist: December 6, 2011

  1.     (Intro) “Crazy”/Gnarls Barkley/St. Elsewhere
      2.     “Baby, You’re a Rich Man”/The Beatles/Magical Mystery Tour
      3.     “The Only Living Boy in New York”/Simon and Farfunkel/Bridge Over Troubled Water
      4.     “Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than Me)”/Ray Charles/Ray!
      5.     “Let the Good Times Roll”/Ray Charles/The Genius of Ray Charles
      6.     “If You Think You’re Lonely Now”/Bobby Womack/The Poet
      7.     “When Will I Be Loved?”/Linda Ronstadt/Heart Like a Wheel
      8.     “Feel So Bad”/James Booker/The Lost Paramount Tapes
      9.     “African Gumbo”/James Booker/The Lost Paramount Tapes
     10.   “Sour Girl”/Stone Temple Pilots/Thank You
     11.    “Dancing Days”/Led Zeppelin/Houses of the Holy
     12.    “Jump to the Music”/Henry Butler/Homeland
     13.    “I Believe in my Soul”/Van Morrison/It’s Too Late to Stop Now
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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Playlist: November 29, 2011

  1.      (Intro) “Crazy”/Gnarls Barkley/St. Elsewhere
      2.     “I’m Movin’ On”/Rosanne Cash/The List
      3.     “Hallejulah”/Martin Sexton/Wonder Bar
      4.     “We All Go Back to Where We Belong”/R.E.M./Single
      5.     “I’ll Be You”/The Replacements/Don’t Tell a Soul
      6.     “You Drive Me Crazy”/Greg Brown/Dream CafĂ©
      7.     “Chuck E.’s in Love”/Rickie Lee Jones/Rickie Lee Jones
      8.      “Gotta Sing High” /Kenny White/Comfort in the Static
      9.     “Canary in a Coal Mine”/The Police/Zenyatta Mondatta
     10.  “Another Nail in My Heart”/Squeeze/Argybargy

     Sorry, due to technical problems, there is no podcast of this show.
     We hope to have the problem fixed for Tuesday's show.