Selection Box playlist – shows 117, 118, 119, 120 & 121

Ruddy hell, I really do have rather a lot to catch up on.  Forgive my tardiness, Pop Kids, but Mrs Selection Box went and done gone popped one of them babies out of her selection box, so time spent writing blogs is time which could be spent sleeping or else improving the already first rate thousand yard stare.  However, it does mean that the listener figures for my show have increased, albeit by only one.

So, in the interim we’ve had the usual mix of splendid tunes, my self-imposed embargo of the phrase “so, yes” and the annual delve into Christmas tunes, which is now about as relevant to proceedings as Tony Blair’s comments about Iran were to the question of whether or not he is a lying bastard.  Ooh, lidlbiddapolitics.

We also seem to have lost young mentalist Adam Wells from BCB in the last few weeks, which I didn’t know anything about until reading it here.  It appears he’s swanned off to my old stomping ground of That Fancy London.  So long Adam, and thanks for all the gin.

Anyway, this isn’t about that.  It’s about this:

Selection Box Show 121

Transmitted 01/02/2010

1. Tricky - Hell Is Round The Corner
from: Maxinquaye

2.  Dewey Price & His Carolina Hillbillies – Shut That Gate
from: Arista 6001

3.  Vampire Weekend – Cousins

R.I.P. Kate McGarrigle

R.I.P. Kate McGarrigle

from: Contra

4.  Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Walking Song
from: Dancer With Bruised Knees

5.  The Damned – Edward The Bear
from: Phantasmagoria

6.  Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant Massacree
from: The Best Of Arlo Guthrie

7.  Ernie Fields – In The Mood
from: Rock Revival Vol 3 (various artists)

8.  Midlake – Acts of Man
from: The Courage of Others

9.  Sonny Richard’s Panics with Cindy & Misty – The Voo Doo Walk
from: These Ghoulish Things (various artists)

10.  Charlotte Gainsbourg – Le Chat Du Café Des Artistes
from: IRM

11. Cold War Kids – Coffee Spoon
from: Behave Yourself EP

Yum yum, the blessed return of Midlake has produced an early contender for record of the year.

Yum yum, the blessed return of Midlake has produced an early contender for record of the year.

Selection Box Show 120

Transmitted 25/1/2010

1.  The Cooperettes – Shing-A-Ling
from: The Northern Soul Of Brunswick (various artists)

2.  Los Campesino! – You! Me! Dancing!
from: Rough Trade Shops Indiepop 09 (various artists)

3.  Claire Hammill – Where Are Your Smiles At
from: One House Left Standing

4.  The Jackson Sisters - I Believe In Miracles
from: The Jackson Sisters

5.  Arthur Guitar Boogie Smith – I’m Afraid Of Wimmin
from: MGM 10714

6.  N.E.R.D. – Rock Star (Nevins Classic Club Master Mix)
from: In Search Of…

7.  Kate Walsh – Give A Little Respect
from: 1000 Bees CD single

8.  Ramon Maupin – Love Gone
from: Stomper Time 7 (various artists)

9.  Efterklang – Modern Drift
from: Magic Chairs

10.  Shirley Ann Lee – There’s A Light
from: Local Customs: Downriver Revival (various artists)

11.  Big Pink – Velvet
from: A Brief History Of Love

12.  Helen Boseman – Sugar Baby
from: Good Girls Gone Bad

13.  Courtney Tidwell – So We Sing
from: Boys

Selection Box Show 119

Transmitted 11/1/2010

1.  The Style Council – Headstart For Happiness
from: Cafe Bleu

2.  Merle Haggard – Sing Me Home
from: Hag

3.  David Cronenberg’s Wife – Sweden
from: Hypnagogues

4.  Sgt Dunbar & The Hobo Banned – Everything Is Part III
from: Charles Mingus’ Garbage Pie

5.  Beach House – Norway
from: Teen Dream
6.  Phillip Mitchell – Free For All (Winner Takes All)

No, not that one, silly.

No, not that one, silly.

from: The Northern Soul Story Vol 2: The Golden Torch (various artists)

7.  Fyfe Dangerfield – Don’t Be Shy
from: Fly Yellow Moon

8.  Dr Feelgood – She Does It Right
from: Down By The Jetty

9.  Stoltz Brothers – Rock ‘N Roll Riot
from: Buffalo Bop: Rock ‘N Roll Riot (various artists)

10.  Digital Underground – Doowotchyalike
from: Sex Packets

11.  Grant Lee Buffalo - The Shining Hour
from: Fuzzy

12.  Lavern Baker – Wrapped, Tied & Tangled
from: Ultimate Northern Soul (various artists)

13.  Helen Boseman – Sugar Baby
from: Rough Trade Shops – Indiepop ’09 (various artists)

Selection Box Show 118 (Christmas Special)

Transmitted 21/12/2009

1.  Cocteau Twins – Frosty The Snowman
from: Lullabies To Violaine

2.  Brenda Lee – I’m Going To Lasso Santa Claus
from: Little Miss Dynamite

3.  The Fall – Xmas With Simon
from: Shift-Work

4.  The Staple Singers – Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas
from: The Best of the Staple Singers

5.  Fuck Buttons – Surf Solar
from: Tarot Sport

6.  John Prine – Christmas In Prison

Mark E. Smith - always full of the joys of Christmas

Mark E. Smith - always full of the joys of Christmas

from: Great Days: Anthology

7.  The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping
from: The Best of The Waitresses

8.  Clyde Lasley & The Cadillac Baby Specials – Santa Came Home Drunk
from: Bummed Out Christmas (various artists)

9.  The Hives & Cyndi Lauper – A Christmas Duel
from: CD single

10.  Jack Scott – There’s Trouble Brewing
from: Best of the Rockabilly Years

11.  The Flaming Lips – Christmas At The Zoo
from: Clouds Taste Metallic

12.  Champion Jack Dupree – Santa Claus Blues
from: Champion Of The World Vol 3

Selection Box Show 117

Transmitted 14/12/2009

1.  Hank Williams – Kaw-Liga
from: Country Legends

2.  Local Natives – Sun Hands
from: Gorilla Manor

3.  Joe Tex – You Better Believe It Baby
from: Kent’s Cellar Of Soul: Volume 2 (various artists)

4.  Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – I’m A Little Airplane
from: Modern Lovers Live

5.  Naughty By Nature – O.P.P.
from: Naughty By Nature

6.  Casandra Wilson – Strange Fruit
from: New Moon Daughter

7.  Richard Hawley – Don’t You Cry
from: Truelove’s Gutter

8.  The Specials - Stupid Marriage
from: Specials

9.  Asobi Seksu – Layers
from: Layers EP

10.  Dame Shirley Bassey with Manic Street Preachers – The Girl From Tiger Bay
from: The Performance

11.  First Crew To The Moon – The Sun Lights Up The Shadows of Your Mind
from: Ah Feel Like Ahcid: 24 American Phychedelic Artifacts From The EMI Vaults (various artists)

Until next time – be safe, look both way before crossing the street, rubber up and don’t put your licked fingers into the plug sockets.


One thought on “Selection Box playlist – shows 117, 118, 119, 120 & 121

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    my watchful eye remains on this blog. I done one out of the blue for a while ” While I am young” N all that….good times. Will be back to bother soon I am sure.


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