Saturday, March 20, 2010

Feel The Spin Playlist, March 21st...

Hour 1
(Brand-new/current releases. So many cool tracks this week. Goldfrapp's new album, "Head First," is gorgeous. It's ABBA-redux in the middle of "Xanadu"! Then, there's the new Shayne Ward track, which is the first song he's recorded that could break in America. And then there's Todd Alsup and Matt Morris... and finally, Judy Ztuke's "If"... another masterful composition/production from the brilliant Steve Anderson.)

Alive - Goldfrapp
Dreaming - Goldfrapp
Voodoo - Adam Lambert
I'm Not Mad - Alex Gardner
I Feel Better - Hot Chip
Moving Parts - Mr. Fogg
Situation (2010) - Alison Moyet
Love - Matt Morris
Crash - Shayne Ward
How I'm Made - Todd Alsup
The Way It Goes - Todd Alsup
Who We Are - Jessica Simpson
If (When You Go) - Judy Ztuke

Hour 2
(The passing of pioneering American radio DJ Ron Lundy last week was a huge emotional blow to me. During his heyday as part of the line-up of the legendary WABC Musicradio 77 during the '70s, he was a constant companion to me as a shy, often isolated little boy. So many years later, he's proven to be a huge influence on the way I approach my daily show, "The Morning Jolt." To pay tribute to Mr. Lundy, I dug up WABC's playlist from March 18, 1975. I was 12 then years old and glued to my little transistor radio... and these songs. In so many ways, I still am.)

Doctor's Orders - Carol Douglas
Lady - Styx
Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
No No Song - Ringo Starr
Black Water - The Doobie Brothers
Loving You - Minnie Riperton
My Eyes Adored You - Frankie Valli
Mandy - Barry Manilow
Once You Get Started - Rufus with Chaka Khan
Lady Marmalade - LaBelle
What Am I Gonna Do With You - Barry White
Never Can Say Goodbye - Gloria Gaynor

Hour 3
(One of my favorite new artists the moment is Dan Black. He makes music that is anashamedly pure pop. He also underlines his songs with words of hope and reasons to believe that tomorrow is going to be awesome. We sat down this week and had a most wonderful, intimate conversation. Then, he picked up his guitar and played a few songs for me.)

Symphonies - Dan Black
A conversation with Dan Black
Symphonies (Live at Sirius XM) - Dan Black
Wonder (Live at Sirius XM) - Dan Black
Mercy (Live at Sirius XM) - Duffy
Song To Self (Live at Sirius XM) - Fran Healy
Field-Trip Buddy (Live at Sirius XM) - Matt Alber

Hour 4
(Trippin' the disco fantastic)

Disco Nights (Rock-Freak) - GQ
Runaway Love - Linda Clifford
Disco Circus - Martin Circus
After Dark - Pattie Brooks
Love Sensation - Loleatta Holloway
Keep On Dancin' - Gary's Gang
Keep On Jumpin' - Musique
Do Or Die - Grace Jones
Forbidden Love - Madleen Kane
Hollywood - Freddie James