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Alternative Therapy
Show #485

The Persuasions – “Lumpy Gravy” from “Frankly Acapella” [Earthbeat]
J.P. Chrissie & The Fairground Boys – “If You Let Me” from “Fidelity” [La Mina]
Drive-By Truckers – “Drag The Lake The Charlie” from “Big To-Do” [ATO]
The Beauties – “Without You” from “The Beauties” [Six Shooter]
Michael Penn – “Room 712, the Apache” from “Mr. Hollywood Jr. (Double Disc Version)” [Mimeograph Records]
The Guess Who – “Laughing” from “Canned Wheat” [Buddha Records]
The Vines – “Homesick” from “Highly Evolved” [CAPITOL]
Soft Cell – “Tainted Dub” from “Non Stop Erotic Cabaret (Deluxe Edition)” [Mercury]
Charlotte Gainsbourg – “Greenwich Mean Time” from “IRM” [ELEKTRA]
Arcade Fire – “Half Light 1” from “The Suburbs” [Merge]
Feist – “I Feel It All” from “The Reminder” [Interscope]
Stan Ridgway – “Behind The Mask” from “Neon Mirage” [A440 Records]
Gomez – “In Our Gun” from “In Our Gun” [Virgin]
Grant Lee Phillips – “Love My Way” from “Nineteeneighties” [Zoe]
Mick Ronson – “Slaughter On 10th Avenue” from “Slaughter on 10th Avenue” [Snapper Music Label]
Brook Benton – “Rainy Night In Georgia” from “Rainy Night In Georgia – Greatest Hits” [Double Pleasure]
Rickie Lee Jones – “Pirates (So Long Lonely Avenue)” from “Pirates” [Warner Bros.]
Peggy Lee – “Is That All There Is ?” from “All-Time Greatest Hits, Volume 1” [Curb Records]
Iggy Pop – “Les feuilles mortes” from “Preliminaires” [EMI]
Leonard Cohen – “Tower of Song” from “Live In London” [Columbia]
Jaco Pastorius – “6/4 Jam” from “Jaco Pastorius” [Epic/Legacy]
Modest Mouse – “Blame It On the Tetons” from “Good News for People Who Love Bad News” [EPIC]
Kings of Convenience – “Mrs. Cold” from “Declaration of Dependence” on [Astralwerks – Caroline]
Heart – “Dreamboat Annie” from “Dreamboat Annie” [CAPITOL]
Spoon – “Chips and Dip” from “Love Ways – EP” [Merge]
M. Ward – “Fisher of Men” from “Hold Time” [Merge]
Peter Case – “Never Comin’ Home” from “Six-Pack of Love” [Geffen]
James Brown – “Papa Don’t Take No Mess” from “Hell” [POLYDOR]

Alternative Therapy
Show #848
“From Nashville to Memphis”

The Persuasions – “Lumpy Gravy” from “Frankly Acapella” [Earthbeat]
The Lovin’ Spoonful – “Nashville Cats” from “Greatest Hits” [Buddha]
Johnny Cash – “Tennessee Flat Top Box” from “Country Classics Vol. 2” [Columbia]
Roger Miller – “Dang Me” from “Golden Hits” [Smash]
Tammy Wynette – “Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad” from “Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad” [Sony]
George Jones – “Why Baby Why” from “20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of George Jones” [Mercury]
Webb Pierce – “I’m Tired” from “I’m Tired b/w It’s My Way – single” [Mercury]
Don Gibson – “Sea of Heartbreak” from “Don Gibson: All-Time Greatest Hits (Re-Recorded Version)” [Columbia]
Ray Price – “Crazy Arms” from “Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 2: Honky Tonk Heroes” [Columbia]
Buddy Emmons – “Cherokee” from “Amazing Steel Guitar: the Buddy Emmons Collection” [Razor & Tie]
The Louvin Bros. – “When I Stop Dreaming” from “Columbia Country Classics Volume 5: A New Tradition” [Columbia]
Bill Monroe – “In The Pines” from “The Essential Bill Monroe & The Monroe Bros.” [RCA]
Roy Acuff – “Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel #8)” from “Roy Acuff’s Greatest Hits” [Columbia]
Pete Molinari – “Tennessee Waltz” from “Today, Tomorrow and Forever EP” [DAMAGED GOODS]
Pasty Cline – “I Fall to Pieces” from “12 Greatest Hits” [MCA]
Chet Atkins – “Ballin’ the Jack” from “Guitar Legend – The RCA Years (Remastered)” [RCA]
Loretta Lynn “Women’s Prison” from “Van Lear Rose” [Interscope]
Marty Robbins “The Hanging Tree” from “A Lifetime of Song” [Columbia]
Tom T Hall – “A Week In a Country Jail” from “Tom T. Hall The Millenium” [Mercury]
Hank Williams – (As Luke the Drifter) “No No Joe” from “Beyond the Sunset (Remastered bonus tracks)” [Mercury Nashville]
Red Sovine – “The King’s Last Concert” from “Gone But Not Forgotten” [Power Pak]
Booker T. & the MG’s – “Medley: Sun King/Mean Mr. Mustard/Polyethelyn Pam/She Came In Through The Bathroom Window/I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” from “McLemore Avenue (Remastered)” [Fantasy Records]
Otis Redding – “Tramp” from “Dock Of The Bay” [Atco]
Rufus Thomas – “(Do The) Push and Pull (Part 1)” from “The Very Best of Rufus Thomas” [Stax]
Wilson Pickett – “Stag-O-Lee” from “Stag-O-Lee b/w I’m In Love – single” [Stax]
Aretha Franklin – “Chain of Fools” from “Queen of Soul – The Best of Aretha Franklin” [Rhino Atlantic]
Al Green – “Stand Up” from “Call Me” [Hi Records]
Isaac Hayes – “Soulsville” from “Shaft” [Stax]
The Dramatics – “In the Rain” from “Greatest Hits” [Stax]
Isaac Hayes – “ABC” from “Hot Butter & Soul” [Stax]
The Beatles – “Memphis Tennessee” from “Live At The BBC” [Apple]
John Hiatt – “Memphis In the Meantime” from “20th Century Masters – Millennium Collection: The Best of John Hiatt” [A & M]
Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley & Jerry Lee Lewis “Medley: Too Much Monkey Business/Brown Eyed Handsome Man/Out of Sight Out of Mind/Brown Eyed Handsome Man” from “The Million Dollar Quartet” [Sun/BMG]
U2 – “Angel of Harlem” from “Rattle and Hum” [Island]
The Hold Steady – “Sequestered In Memphis” from “Stay Positive” [Vagrant]
Mott The Hoople – “All the Way From Memphis” from “Mott” [Columbia]
James Brown – “I’m Payin’ Taxes, What Am I Buyin'” from “Funky Good Time: The Anthology” [POLYDOR]

Alternative Therapy
Show #483
“I See Stars!!!”

The Persuasions – “Lumpy Gravy” from “Frankly Acapella” [Earthbeat]
They Might Be Giants – “See the Constellation” from “Apollo 18” [Rhino/Elektra]
Gore Gore Girls – “Astral Man” from “Up All Night” [Get Hip]
The Pixies – “Space (I Believe In)” from “Trompe le Monde” [Elecktra]
Tom Glazer & Dottie Evans – “What Is This Milky Way?” from “Space Songs” [Sopot Records]
Suburban Lawns – “Flying Saucer Safari” from “Suburban Lawns” [IRS]
Lou Reed – “Satellite of Love” from “Transformer” [RCA/BMG Heritage]
Television – “The Rocket” from “Television” [CAPITOL]
The Monster Women – “Space Girl Espionage” from “Murmaids From Mars” [Peppy Hen Records]
The B-52’s – “Cosmic Thing” from “Cosmic Thing” [REPRISE]
The Jimmy Castor Bunch – “Space Age” from “Atlantic 60: On the Dance Floor, Vol. 1” [Rhino Atlantic]
Nina Hagen – “Flying Saucers” from “Fearless” [SIRE]
The Beastie Boys “Intergalactic” from “Hello Nasty” [CAPITOL]
Kate Bush “Constellation of the Heart” from “The Red Shoes” – [Columbia]
Midnight Oil – “Stars of Warburton” from “Blue Sky Mining” [Columbia]
2001: A Space Odyssey OST – “Lux Aeterna” from “2001: A Space Odyssey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” [Rhino]
Portishead – “Wandering Star” from “Dummy” [London]
Björk – “Desired Constellation” from “Medulla” [Atlantic]
Petra Haden & Bill Frisell – “Satellite” from “Petra Haden and Bill Frisell” [True North]
Belly – “Star” from “Star” [SIRE]
Neko Case – “I Wish I Was the Moon” from “Blacklisted” [ANTI-]
Tori Amos – “Space Dog” from “Under the Pink” [Atlantic]
XTC – “Miniature Sun” from “Oranges & Lemons” [Geffen]
Tom Verlaine – “Saucer crash” from “Warm and Cool” [Rykodisc]
The Carpenters – “Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (The Recognized Anthem of World Conctact Day)” from “Gold” [A & M]
The Monkees – “Star Collector (Album Version)” from “Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.” [Rhino]
The Tornadoes – “Telstar” from “Charge of the Tornadoes” [Crossfire Publications]
Nilsson – “Space Man” from “Som of Schmilsson” [RCA/Legacy]
The Tubes – “Space Baby” from “The Tubes” [A & M]
James Brown – “People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul” from “Motherlode” [POLYDOR]

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Alternative Therapy
Show #482

The Persuasions – “Lumpy Gravy” from “Frankly Acapella” [Earthbeat]
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!” from “Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!” [Anti/Epitaph]
The Pixies – “Gigantic” from “Surfer Rosa” [4AD]
The Pretenders – “Message of Love” from “Pretenders II” [Rhino/Warner Bros.]
Suzi Quatro – “Primitive Love” from “If You Knew Suzi” [RSO]
Todd Rundgren – “Boogies (Hamburger Hell)” from “Faithful” [Rhino]
Ekeption – “The Peruvian Flute” from “Eskeption” [Manitcore]
Best Coast – “Boyfriend” from “Crazy for You” [Mexican Summer]
The Cure – “Just Like Heaven” from “Galore” [ELEKTRA]
Midnight Oil – “Blue Sky Mine” from “Blue Sky Mining” [Columbia]
Ryan Adams – “Nuclear” from “Demolition” [Lost Highway]
Jimmy Eat World – “Lucky Denver Mint” from “Clarity” [CAPITOL]
Spoon – “The Mystery Zone” from “Transference” [Merge]
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – “You Tell Me” from “Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers” [Shelter]
The 52nd Street Kid – “Just Eyes And Teeth” from “Just Eyes And Teeth” [Bop Tart]
Junior Parker & The Blue Flames – “Mystery Train” from “The Songs That Inspired Today’s R&B, Yesterday’s Rhythm & Blues” [Hustlerz Inc. Recordings]
Jimi Hendrix – “Hear My Train a Comin'” – from “Valleys of Neptune” [Legacy]
James Brown – “Night Train” from “CD of JB 2: Cold Sweat & Other Soul Classics” [POLYDOR]
Louis Prima – “Whistle Stop” from “The Wildest!” [CAPITOL]
Roger Miller – “Engine Engine #9” from “Roger Miller: All Time Greatest Hits” [Smash]
Nilsson – “Nobody Cares About the Railroad Anymore” from “Harry” [Camden Deluxe]
Iris DeMent – “I Miss A Lot of Trains” from “Real: The Tom T. Hall Project” [SIRE]
Iron Butterfly – “Iron Butterfly Theme” from “Heavy” [Rhino Atco]
The Rolling Stones – “Stop Breaking Down” from “Exile On Main Street” [Universal Music]
Paul Westerberg – “High Time” from “Stereo” [Vagrant Records]
X – “Burning House Of Love” from “Ain’t Love Grand” [ELEKTRA]
John Mellencamp – “Cherry Bomb” from “20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of John Mellencamp” [ISLAND MERCURY]
Buckwheat Zydeco – “Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad” from “Taking It Home” [Island Records]
James Brown – “Hooked on Brown, Part 1: Ready To Party Now” from “Hooked On Brown” [Volcano]