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021616 Red Things - with guest deejay Ben Southworth!
022316 You Will Never
030216 Let's Pretend
030216 The Empty Show

Below are the playlists for the year 2016. Remember: this isn't personal.
February 9, 2016: Valentine's Day 2016 - Heartbreak
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"You're Breaking My Heart" Vic Damone from The Mercury Years
"Only Love Can Break Your Heart" Neil Young from After The Gold Rush
"Don't Break My Heart" The Dirtbombs from Dangerous Magical Noise
"Heartbreak Hotel" John Cale from Slow Dazzle
"Where Do Broken Hearts Go" Me First & The Gimme Gimmes from Take A Break
"The World Of Broken Hearts" Elvis Costello & The Attractions from Imperial Bedroom
"What Becomes Of The Broken-Hearted? (feat. Colin Blunstone)" Dave Stewart from The Stiff Records Box Set
"You Can't Break A Broken Heart" The 6ths from Wasps' Nests
"Even Jesus Couldn't Mend My Broken Heart" The Boy Least Likely To from The Great Perhaps
"So Many Broken Hearts" APB from Something To Believe In
"Heartbreak Beat" The Psychedelic Furs from Midnight To Midnight
"Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken?" Lloyd Cole & The Commotions from Rattlesnakes
"Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken" Camera Obscura from Let's Get Out Of This Country
"Heartbreaker" Ray Charles from The Birth Of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm & Blues Recordings 1952-1959
"Broken-Hearted Melody" Sarah Vaughan from The Great Ones
"You Can't Lose A Broken Heart" Billie Holiday & Louis Armstrong from Duets With Louis Armstrong & Friends
"Heart In Your Heartbreak" The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart from Belong
"Can't Break A Dead Girl's Heart" Zombina & The Skeletones from Taste The Blood Of Zombina & The Skeletones
"Broken-Hearted Lovers' Stew" Benny Hill from Words & Music
"I Am Just A Broken Heart" The Jacobites from Robespierre's Velvet Basement
"Broken Hearted Blues" T Rex from Tanx
"Do You Have To Break My Heart" The Darling Buds from Crawdaddy
"Heartbreak 101" Tom Selleck's Moustache from Heartbreak 101
"Heartbreaker" Girls from Broken Dreams Club
"The One Who Broke Your Heart" David Byrne & St. Vincent from Love This Giant
"You Were Made To Break My Heart" Michael Shelley from Too Many Movies
"Sweetest Girl" Eleanor Friedberger from New View

February 6, 2016: Cradle To Grave, Episode Eleven
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"You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" Thurl Ravenscroft from How The Grinch Stole Christmas
"The Beat Generation" Mamie Van Doren from Beat, Beat, Beatsville! Beatnik Rock & Roll
"Dancin'" Mary Swan from Crying In The Chapel
"Girl Machine" Donnie Brooks from Sway & Move With Donnie Brooks
"This Strange Effect" Dave Berry from The British Invasion: The History Of British Rock, Vol. 6
"Easy Skanking" Bob Marley & The Wailers from Kaya
"1865 (96 Degrees In The Shade)" Third World from 96 Degrees In The Shade
"Teasin' You" Willie Tee from Beg, Scream, & Shout!: The Big Ol' Box Of 60s Soul
"Please, Mr. Postman" The Marvelettes from The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 1: 1959-1961
"Sophisticated Lady (She's A Different Lady)" Natalie Cole from In Yo' Face!: The History Of Funk, Vol. 3
"Come A Long Way" Kate & Anna McGarrigle from Dancer With Bruised Knees
"If You Ever Need A Stranger (To Sing At Your Wedding)" Jens Lekman from When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog
"Generator" Tim Blake from Blake's New Jerusalem
"Hurry On Sundown" Hawkwind from Hawkwind
"Donnez Moi Mon Chapeau" Geno Delafose & The French Rockin' Boogie from That's What I'm Talkin' About!
"Sana Kul Köle Olmuştum (I Had Become Your Slave)" Nazan Öncel from Bizden Sesler, Vol. 2
"The Music Stopped" Woody Herman & His Orchestra with Frances Wayne from You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
"Swinging On A Star" Bing Crosby from Going My Way OST
"That's My Desire" Frankie Laine from Frankie
"Guess Who" Jesse Belvin from Guess Who
"Imagination" The Quotations from "Time Was" 1959-1963
"Wabash Cannonball" Roy Acuff from The History Of Country & Western Music Vol 13 (1947)
"Nevada Smith" Merle Kilgore from My Rifle, My Pony & Me: Movie & TV Soundtracks
"Relover" Flying Canyon from Flying Canyon
"Good Vibrations" Beach Boys from Good Vibrations
"Mr. Moto" The Belairs from Volcanic Action!
"I Trim The Barber" King Tubby from Don Letts Presents The Mighty Trojan Sound
"Two Step De Lanse A Paille" The Balfa Brothers from The Balfa Brothers Play Traditional Cajun Music
"The Peanut Vendor" Louis Armstrong with Les Hite's Orchestra from Cuban Latino Jazz
"Loch Ness Clarionet" Hot Temperance Seven from That Certain Party
"Der Komissar" Falco from Einzelhaft
"Three's Company, Too" Ray Charles & Julia Rinker Miller from Television's Greatest Hits - 70s & 80s

February 5, 2016: Phantom Power Double Hour Sub Show
"Radio Radio" Elvis Costello & The Attractions from Live At The El Mocambo
"Devastate" Everyone Is Dirty from Dying Is Fun
"That Faraway Look" Friends from The Best Of Friends
"Roman Candle" The Crookes from Lucky Ones
"A New England" Kirsty MacColl from Galore
"Cathy With The Curly Hair" Eleanor Friedberger from New View
"World View Blue" The Blue Aeroplanes from Swagger
"Back To The End" John Cale from M:FANS
"Money Man" Skip Bifferty from Skip Bifferty
"Always But Never" The Ramonalisas from Blueshifting
"Sunlight" Labryyynth from Labryyynth
"Avec Toi" Marie-France from 39° De Fièvre
"She Loves You No Less" My Bloody Valentine from Ecstasy & Wine
"Sleepy Theory" Weekend from La Varietè
"Head Down" The Ocean Party from Soft Focus
"April Cries" Holiday from Ready, Steady, Go!
"You Could Be Great" Photo Ops from Vacation
"Hey Lucinda" Tindersticks from The Waiting Room
"Beyond Metropolis" Shriekback from Without Real String Or Fish
"A Candy Colored Clown" Tuxedomoon & Cult With No Name from Blue Velvet Revisited
"Darwin" Lord Raja from A Constant Moth
"I Want To Kiss You" The Spook School from Try To Be Hopeful
"Human Volcano" Hummingbirds from Va Va Voom
"Dizzy" Ben Millburn from Strange Love & Consequence
"Token Of My Love" T.Rex from Bolan's Zip Gun
"Together In Electric Dreams" Lali Puna from I Thought I Was Over That
"Sweet" Tullycraft from Old Traditions, New Standards
"Take Me Home" The Pooches from Smoochin' With The Pooches
"Anorak City" Another Sunny Day from London Weekend

February 2, 2016: Regret
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"Why Regret" Cozy Cole from 1944-1945
"Regretting" Sabby Lewis & The Vibra-Tones from Hit The Road, Jack: The ABC-Paramount Story
"Remember & Regret" Sonny Burns from A Real Cool Cat: The Starday Recordings
"No Regrets" Little Willie John from The King Sessions
"No Regrets" House Of Commons from The History Of Michigan Garage Bands In The 60s, Vol. 1: The Wheels 4 Label Story
"No Regrets" M.P.D. Limited from Oz Beat Frenzy! Rare & Unknown 60s Garage, Vol. 1
"I Pray Every Day You Won't Regret Loving Me" David Ruffin from The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 9: 1969
"Lifetime To Regret" George Jones from The Voice Of Country
"I'll Regret It All In The Morning" Richard & Linda Thompson from Hokey Pokey
"Teen Age Regrets" Sisterhood from I'm Just The Other Woman! MSR Madness Vol. 4
"No Regrets" The Walker Brothers from The Walker Brothers: The Singles
"Regrets" Eurthymics from Touch
"Miss Otis Regrets" Kirsty MacColl & The Pogues from Galore
"Regrets A Second Time" Jenny Adkins from Regrets A Second Time
"No Regrets" Half Man Half Biscuit from No Regrets
"Regret" Sultans from Shipwrecked
"No Regrets" King Khan & The Shrines from What Is?!
"No Regrets" Von Bondies from Pawn Shoppe Heart
"Sweat Loaf" Butthole Surfers from Locust Abortion Technician
"No Regrets" The Brunettes from Mars Loves Venus
"Regret Sets In" Silver Scooter from The Other Palm Springs
"Je Regrette, Je Regrette" Carl Barat from Carl Barat
"Regret" Marsheaux from Peek-A-Boo
"I Regret" Soul Merchants from 1985-1987
"Regret" Ceremony from Rocket Fire

January 30, 2016: Cradle To Grave, Episode Ten
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"Friars Point Shuffle" Chicago Rhythm Kings from Mezz Mezzrow 1928-1936
"Kitten On The Keys" Stan Freeman & Bernie Leighton, with Percy Faith & His Orchestra from I'll Take Romance
"I Still Love Him So" Roy Eldridge from Little Jazz: The Best Of The Verve Years
"Oud Blues" Ahmed Abdul-Malik from The Music Of Ahmed Abdul-Malik
"Teardrops From My Eyes" Ruth Brown from Atlantic Rhythm & Blues (1947-74)
"Wrong Doing Woman" Earl Gilliam from Let Me Tell You About The Blues Texas (The Evolution Of Texas Blues)
"Shirley Lee" Bobby Lee Trammell from Rockin' Bones: 1950's Punk & Rockabilly
"Rock & Roll Is Here To Stay" Danny & The Juniors from Golden Classics
"Love Potion No. 9" The Clovers from The Best Of The Clovers
"A Walk In The Black Forest" Horst Jankowski from Black Forest Explosion
"Stroke It" Ingfried Hoffmann from The In-Kraut, Vol. 3
"Love Me" The Phantom from Love Me
"Afterglow (Of Your Love)" Small Faces from Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake
"3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds" Jefferson Airplane from Surrealistic Pillow
"Strange Man" Dorothy Love Coates from Gospel Music
"Johnny Mathis' Feet" American Music Club from Mercury
"My Gal Sal" Jelly Roll Morton from The Complete Library Of Congress Recordings By Alan Lomax
"Hey Little Girl" Professor Longhair from Longhair Boogie
"Glory Be" Lightnin' Hopkins from The Fire/Fury Records Story
"Louise" Mance Lipscomb from Songster
"Hold Tight, Hold Tight" The Andrews Sisters from The Best Of The Andrews Sisters
"Theme From Mission Impossible" The Kane Triplets from Girls Go Zonk!!
"Rainy August Night" The Yandall Sisters from The Love I Feel
"Raindrops" Zephyr from Zephyr
"Tom Cat Blues" Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women from Hot Flash
"Red Cadillac & A Black Moustache" Warren Smith from The Sun Records Collection
"Honey Dew" Byron Slick Gipson & The Sliders from Vocal Groups: Coast To Coast
"Somebody In The World For You" The Mighty Hannibal from The Best Of Loma Records: The Rise & Fall Of A 1960s Soul Label
"The Auld Triangle" Luke Kelly from You Never Heard Better!
"Sing Me A Song Of The Islands" Alfred Apaka from Sing Me A Song Of The Islands
"The James Bond Theme" The John Barry Seven & Orchestra from The Best Of The Sixties

January 26, 2016: Crows
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"Crows" Gothic Archies from The Tragic Treasury: Songs From A Series Of Unfortunate Events
"Hey Crow" The Li'l Hospital from Heavy Metal
"Mambo Del Crow" Shorty Rogers & His Giants from Short Stops
"Old Black Crow In The Hickory Nut Tree" The Allen Brothers from Allen Brothers, Vol. 1: 1927-1930
"The Flying Crow" Black Ivory King from Country Blues Classics, Vol. 1
"Crow Jane" Skip James from Blues From The Delta
"The Fox & The Crow" Melody Masters from The Fox & The Crow
"Yo Ho The Crow" Leona Anderson from Music To Suffer By
"The Crow" Joseph Spence from Happy All The Time
"Black Crow Blues" Bob Dylan from Another Side Of Bob Dylan
"Poor Old Crow" Mike & Peggy Seeger from American Folksongs For Children
"Black Crow" Joni Mitchell from Hejira
"Black Crow" Linda Hoyle from Pieces Of Me
"Ice Cream For Crow" Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band from Ice Cream For Crow
"Crow" The Jim Carroll Band from Catholic Boy
"The Black Crow Knows" Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians from Element Of Light
"Buzzards & Dreadful Crows" James Husband from Sing For Your Meat: A Tribute To Guided By Voices
"Black Crow King" Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds from The Firstborn Is Dead
"Buzzards & Crows" Dirty Pretty Things from Romance At Short Notice
"A Murder Of Crows" The Green Pajamas from Book Of Hours
"Black Crow" Anyways from Older Than Yesterday
"Crow" Deerhoof from Holdy Paws
"Look A Bleached Coral Faced Crow With Jewels For Eyes" Bearsuit from Oh:io
"Blackcrow Hits Shoe Shine City" Rain Tree Crow from Rain Tree Crow
"Crows" Bishop Allen from Lights Out
"Crows" Modey Lemon from Thunder + Lightning

January 23, 2016: Cradle To Grave, Episode Nine
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"Operator" Midnight Star from Planetary Invasion
"Yes We Can Can" The Pointer Sisters from The Pointer Sisters
"Whisper Not" Ella Fitzgerald with Marty Paich & His Orchestra from Whisper Not
"Embrasse-Moi (From Peau De Banane)" Jeanne Moreau from Succés Et Confidences
"Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive" Four Freshmen from Voices In Fun
"Mr. Question Man" Ernie Kovacs from The Ernie Kovacs Album
"Get Thee Behind Me, Satan" The Almanac Singers from Talking Union
"Indian Love Call" Slim Whitman from Country USA 1952
"Lonesome Valley" Vince Martin & Fred Neil from Tear Down The Walls
"I Put A Spell On You" Them from Them Again
"Swing 39" Django Reinhardt from I Got Rhythm
"I Want You to Want Me (Early Version)" Cheap Trick from Cheap Trick (Expanded Edition)
"The Way You Do The Things You Do" UB40 from Labour Of Love II
"A World With No Mirrors" The Legendary Pink Dots from Plutonium Blonde
"Nonsequence" Gary Burton from The New Quartet
"Clinch Mountain Blues" The Stanley Brothers from The Complete Mercury Recordings
"The Laughing Song" George W. Johnson from The Laughing Song
"Ol' Man River" Paul Robeson from American Musical Theater: Shows, Songs, & Stars, Vol. I
"Gabbin' Blues" Big Maybelle from The OKeh Rhythm & Blues Story, 1949-1957
"Them Jive New Yorkers" Babs Gonzales from Violà!
"Muskrat Ramble" Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five from Ory's Creole Trombone (Greatest Recordings 1922-1944)
"Tickled To Death" Richard Zimmerman from The Roots Of Ragtime
"Made In Sweden" Brother Jack McDuff from Moon Rappin'
"Fifty Second Street Boogie Down" Catalyst from A Tear & A Smile
"Louie Louie" Richard Berry & Pharaohs from The Best Of Flip Records, Vol. 3
"Sh-Boom" The Chords from Don't It Sound Good: The Great Atlantic Vocal Groups
"Rag Mop" Ames Brothers from The Best Of The Ames Brothers
"Lost John Boogie" Wayne Raney from Songs Of The Hills
"Instrumental # 1" James Davis from The George Mitchell Boxset
"Row Row Row Your Boat" Captain Kangaroo from Captain Kangaroo Sings The Horse In The Striped Pajamas

January 19, 2016: 1980
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"Wednesday Week" The Undertones from Hypnotised
"Another Nail In My Heart" Squeeze from Argybargy
"Girl U Want" Devo from Freedom Of Choice
"Totally Wired" The Fall from Totally Wired
"Cake Shop" Swell Maps from Jane From Occupied Europe
"Don't Catch Fire" Toy Love from Toy Love
"Sex Drive" The Embarrassment from Patio Set/Sex Drive
"Up The Hill Backwards" David Bowie from Scary Monsters (& Super Creeps)
"Babooshka" Kate Bush from Never For Ever
"Treason (It's Just A Story)" The Teardrop Explodes from Kilimanjaro
"Crosseyed & Painless" Talking Heads from Remain In Light
"Going Underground" The Jam from Going Underground
"Washington Bullets" The Clash from Sandinista!
"King Horse" Elvis Costello & The Attractions from Get Happy!!
"Kingdom Of Love" The Soft Boys from Underwater Moonlight
"Fall" The Psychedelic Furs from The Psychedelic Furs
"Play For Today" The Cure from Seventeen Seconds
"Christine" Siouxsie & The Banshees from Kaleidoscope
"Dark Entries" Bauhaus from Dark Entries
"Atmosphere" Joy Division from Atmsophere
"Fa Cé-La" The Feelies from Crazy Rhythms
"Straight Jacket" The Attractions from Mad About The Wrong Boy
"I Need Two Heads" The Go-Betweens from I Need Two Heads
"Don't Tell Me No" The Cars from Panorama
"Watching The Wheels" John Lennon & Yoko Ono from Double Fantasy
"Shack Up" A Certain Ratio from Shack Up
"Enclave" Vic Godard & Subway Sect from What's The Matter Boy?

January 16, 2016: Cradle To Grave, Episode Eight
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"Buddy's Habits" Charley Straight & His Orchestra from The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Vol. 1: 1917-1927
"I'll Go With Her Blues" Robert Wilkins from Before The Blues, Vol. 1
"I Get A Kick Out Of You" Ethel Merman from American Musical Theater: Shows, Songs & Stars, Vol. 2
"Some Lonesome Day" Buddy Moss from Complete Recordings, Vol. 2: 1933-1934
"Comin' In On A Wing & A Prayer" The Four Vagabonds from The Jive Is Jumpin': RCA & Bluebird Vocal Groups 1939-52
"Mairzy Doats" The Merry Macs from The Merry Macs Sing Mairzy Doats
"Maybellene" Mac Curtis from Rockabilly Hall Of Fame, Vol. 1
"Tobacco Road" Nashville Teens from Tobacco Road
"Nice & Easy" Barbara Lynn from You Better Believe It: Rare & Modern Soul Gems
"Swamp Witch" Jim Stafford from Jim Stafford
"Spoon" Can from Ege Bamyasi
"The Belldog" Eno Moebius Roedelius from Begegnungen
"Dum Dum Girl" Talk Talk from It's My Life
"Jonathan David" Belle & Sebastian from Jonathan David
"Radio" Teenage Fanclub from Thirteen
"Last Nite" The Strokes from Is This It?
"Frankie & Johnny" Fate Marable's Society Orchestra from The History Of Jazz: New Orleans Joys
"Lover Man" Ike Quebec from It Might As Well Be Spring
"Higga Boom" Gene Harris from Astral Signal
"Witch Doctor" David Seville from The Music Of David Seville
"The Right Direction" Clara Ward from Big City Soul Vol. 2
"Boogie Woogie" Johnny Barfield from Hillbilly Boogie Classics, Vol. 3
"Georgia On My Mind" The Four Knights from Jivin' & Smoothin'
"Charlie Brown" The Coasters from The Very Best Of The Coasters
"Nine Moons In Alaska" Beaver & Krause from Gandharva
"Rocking & Rolling" Johnny Jano from Louisiana Rock & Roll
"Silver Stars" Cliffie Stone from The History Of Country & Western Music, Vol. 13 (1947)
"Baby It's You" Pookie Hudson & The Spaniels from The Vee-Jay Record Story, 1953-1955
"No More Blues" Jimmy Wyble from Shuffle Town (Western Swing On King 1946-50)
"King Kong" The Jimmy Castor Bunch from The Everything Man: The Best Of The Jimmy Castor Bunch

January 12, 2016: Pyramids
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"Pyramid" The Soul Brothers Inc. from The Stafford Story: On Top Of The World
"Pyramid" Bombadil from Tarpits & Canyonlands
"Pyramid" Au.Ra from Jane's Lament
"Mesopotamia" The B-52's from Mesopotamia
"Pyramide" Adou Elenga from Bankolo Miziki: Les Pionniers De La Musique Congolaise - De Léopoldville à Kinshasa; Anthologie Vol. 1
"Pyramid Landing" Marbles from Pyramid Landing & Other Favorites
"Haunted Pyramid" Miniature Tigers from Tell It To The Volcano
"Pyramids" The Rumour from Purity Of Essence
"Pyramid Dinosaur" Snot Patties from Toasted Coughs
"The Pyramid Is Not A Tomb" The Gory Details from Killer Waves
"Golden Pyramid" The Aquarium from The Aquarium
"Pharaoh" Richard Thompson from Amnesia
"The Pyramid Song" J.C. Cunningham from The Pyramid Song
"Pyramid Of Cans" Mel Tillis from Southern Rain
"Pharaoh Pharouk's Phyrst Phood Phyramid" Bunny Clogs from More! More! More!
"The Great Pyramid" Charles Earland from The Great Pyramid
"Egypt" Kate Bush from Never For Ever
"Pyramid Of Time" Kelley Stoltz from In Triangle Time
"Gelatin Pyramids" Wrong Turn from Antipodean Screams, Vol. 2
"Ghosts Built The Pyramids" Seven Blankets from Saint's Plastic
"Africans Built The Pyramids" Half Japanese from The Band That Would Be King
"Pyramids (Rose Out Of Our Pain)" Jenny Wilson from Pyramids (Rose Out Of Our Pain)
"Pyramids" Man Man from On Oni Pond

January 9, 2016: Cradle To Grave, Episode Seven
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"Country Music Time" Lonzo & Oscar from Country Music Time
"South Rampart Street Parade" Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band from This Kid's The Greatest!
"Saturday Blues" Ishman Bracey from When The Sun Goes Down, Vol. 2: The First Time I Met The Blues
"Honeysuckle Rose" Benny Goodman & His Orchestra from Charlie Christian: The Genius Of The Electric Guitar
"Railroad Bill" Frank Hovington from Folk Music In America, Vol. 6: Songs Of Migration & Immigration
"Richard Nixon" Rod & The MSR Singers from The American Song-Poem Anthology: Do You Know The Difference Between Big Wood & Brush?
"The Addams Family" Vic Mizzy from Television's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
"Grandad" Clive Dunn from A Time To Remember, 1970
"Hello In There" Joan Baez from Diamonds & Rust
"Pennies" Modern Folk Quartet from Modern Folk Quartet
"Cream Puff" Jimmy Boyd from Teen Town USA, Vol. 3
"The Seventh Seal" Scott Walker from Scott 4
"Bye, Bye, Bye/Vine Street" Harpers Bizarre from The Secret Life Of Harpers Bizarre
"White Summer" The Yardbirds from Little Games
"Personality Crisis" New York Dolls from New York Dolls
"Change My Mind Blues" Clarence Lofton & Walter Davis from Cripple Clarence Lofton & Walter Davis
"Dat's Love (June Hawkins, vocals)" Cozy Cole from 1944-45
"I'm Gonna Quit You Pretty Baby" Silas Hogan from Authentic Excello R & B
"It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day)" Erbie Bowser, T.D. Bell, & The Blues Specialists from Down Home Saturday Night
"Saturday Night Special" Eddie LeJeune from Cajun Soul
"Sitting On The Bench" Peter Cook from British Comedy Classics
"Ol' MacDonald" Frank Sinatra from All The Way
"The Pill" Loretta Lynn from The Pill
"Gotta Get To Oklahoma" The Hagers from The Hagers
"The Legend Of Xanadu" Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich from Greatest Hits
"Mi Shebeirach" Debbie Friedman from Songs Of The Spirit: The Debbie Friedman Anthology
"Goodbye Johnny" Bridie Gallagher from The Essential Collection
"Cuando Vuelvas" Ruth Fernandez from Canciónes Del Ayer
"The Last Revolutionary (For Abbie Hoffman)" Amiri Baraka with David Murray & Steve McCall from New Music - New Poetry

January 5, 2016: Hats
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"Hats" People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz from The Keystone Cut Ups
"Dream Hat" The 6ths from Wasps' Nests
"Home Under My Hat" The Five Wings from Doo-Wop Coast To Coast, Vol. 3
"Mexican Hat Dance" Allan Sherman from My Son The Box
"Mexican Hat Rock" Dave Appell & The Applejacks from Mexican Hat Rock
"My Hat's On The Side Of My Head" The Four Blazes from Mary Jo
"Hats" Eddie Lawrence from Is That What's Bothering You, Bunkie?
"Leopard Skin Pill-Box Hat" Bob Dylan from Blonde On Blonde
"Some Questions About Hats" Slapp Happy from Desperate Straights
"There's A Hat For Every Occasion" Mister Ed from Straight From The Horse's Mouth
"Hat Song" Kevin Ayers from Rainbow Takeaway
"Sunbonnet Blue (& A Little Straw Hat)" Billie Holiday from The Quintessential Billie Holiday: Vol. 1, 1933 - 1935
"Pulling Rabbits Out Of A Hat" Sparks from Pulling Rabbits Out Of A Hat
"Under Hats" Rahim Quazi & Tania Rivas from Under Hats
"Raspberry Beret" Butcher The Bar from Dressing Up: ePop Covers
"A New Ten Gallon Hat" Sheriff Tom Owens & His Cowboys from Mercury Nashville Gold: Catalog Sampler Volume III
"White Hat" Big Harp from White Hat
"King's Lead Hat" Brian Eno from Before & After Science
"Catblack (The Wizard's Hat)" Tyrannosaurus Rex from Unicorn
"She's Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina" The Kinks from Arthur (Or The Decline & Fall Of The British Empire)
"King Hat" Paul F. Tompkins from Laboring Under Delusions
"Kookie Hat" Freddie Cannon from Okefenokee
"Call Of The Wighat" The Cramps from Smell Of Female
"Hats On Wrong" Birthday Party from Hee Haw
"(They Must Have Made It With Their) Hats" Chrysanthemums from Little Flecks Of Foam Around Barking
"No Te Pongas El Sombrero" Juniper Moon from El Resto De Mi Vid
"Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)" Marvin Gaye from The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 9: 1969
"Cowboy Hat" That Dog from Retreat From The Sun
"Hats Off To Larry" Me First & The Gimme Gimmes from Shannon

January 2, 2016: Cradle To Grave, Episode Six
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"Mississippi Jail House Groan" Rube Lacy from The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records 1928-1932, Vol. 2
"Good Chib Blues" Edith Johnson from I Can't Be Satisfied, Vol. 2
"Milt Meets Side" Modern Jazz Quartet from Modern Jazz Quartet
"Everything Must Change" Arthur Prysock from Best Of Arthur Prysock: The Milestone Years
"Dang Me" Roger Miller from The Very Best Of Roger Miller
"Low Rider" War from Why Can't We Be Friends?
"Come On Rock, Little Girl" Smokey Smothers from Chicago Blues From Federal Records, Vol. 1
"Somewhere In Sydney" Skyhooks from Straight In A Gay Gay World
"Gettin' Used To Leavin'" Christine Lavin from Beau Woes & Other Problems Of Modern Life
"Funk'n' Roll (Dancin' In The 'Funkshine')" Quazar from Funk With A Big Foot
"Wild-Eyed Dream" Ricky Van Shelton from Wild-Eyed Dream
"Kennedy" The Wedding Present from Bizarro
"Mutilated Lips" Ween from The Mollusk
"Shortyville" Trombone Shorty from Say That to Say This
"I Only Have Eyes For You" Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, & Chorus from Lullaby Of Broadway: The Best Of Busby Berkeley At Warner Bros.
"No Longer A Sweetheart Of Mine" Don Reno & Red Smiley from Good Old Country Ballads
"You Got To Fix It" Speckled Red from Complete Recorded Works 1929-1938
"Rye Wiskey" Tex Ritter from The History Of Country & Western Music Vol 4 (1931-1934)
"Avalon" Eroll Garner from At The Piano
"Bo Bo Ska Diddle Daddle" Wayne Walker from Whistle Bait: 25 Rockabilly Rave-Ups
"Papa's Lawdy Lawdy Blues" Papa Charlie Jackson from The Remaining Titles (1924-1934)
"Dizzy Miss Lizzy" Larry Williams from Here's Larry Williams
"When I Write My Song (vocals, Bob Eberly)" Eddie Heywood from Eddie Heywood (1946-1947)
"Before Too Long" Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls from Under The Sun
"Day Tripper" Randy California from Kapt.Kopter & The (Fabulous) Twirly Birds
"Runnin' Down To Memphis" Eggs Over Easy from Good 'n' Cheap
"Boogie Parisien" Mezz Mezzrow from Mezz Mezzrow (1947-1951)
"We Do The Work" Jon Fromer from We Do The Work
"She Cried" Jay & The Americans from The Complete United Artists Singles
"Drum Suite" Moondog from Moondog