Selection Box Shows 211, 212, 213 & 214

Imagine, if you will, the effect on your body and mind from having spent several weeks slaving away at the coal face of public service broadcasting having to work for a whole two hours every week.  Well, look upon my exhausted face and see such a reality, for having recorded my own show I have also been sitting in for Albert Freeman on Eclectic Mainline.  So yes, that’s not one hour per week but two – you’d barely think that such a feat of human endurance was possible but I am living proof that with proper application and a back-up stock of biscuits a man can push his corporeal essence to the very limits.  It knocks that John Bishop bloke’s efforts into a tilted titfer, I think you’d agree.

Anyroad around, this week’s featured record comes from My New Favourite Band for this week Those Darlins who are a four-piece from Tennessee who have the knack not only of making smashing three minute guitar pop records but also looking ruddy great.  Here’s the second track from their new album Screws Get Loose entitled Your Bro which has lyrics to die for.  Not literally, obviously.  No one should ever die for a lyric.  Unless it’s as punishment for Des’Ree. I’d rather have a piece of toast.


Four playlists to catch up on, so here’s a massive great load of song titles and artists which may prove meaningless if you don’t listen to the show. So you’d better listen to them all, hadn’t you, by clicking on the “listen again” links for each one.

Nico: A right barrel of laughs.

Selection Box Show 211 (listen here)
Transmitted 6/2/2012

1. The Coral – Badman
from: The Coral

2. Tendai Shomyo, Tatsuya Komazaki and Pancea – Gobai
from: Onko Chishin

3. Dickie Bishop & His Sidekicks – No Other Baby
from: Heroes of Skiffle (various artists)

4. Saint Etienne – Tonight
from: Words & Music

5. Ali Whitton & The Broke Record Players – Waiting For Morning To Come
from: Empty Threats & Recurring Themes EP

6. The Sweet Things – World Of Trouble
from: Northern Soul Spectrum (various artists)

7. Nico – Chelsea Girls
from: Chelsea Girl

8. N.E.R.D. – Things Are Getting Better
from: In Search Of…

9. Lew Stone & His Band – Garden Of Weed
from: Pennies From Heaven

10. The Swanks – Ghost Train
from: Trick Or Treat Volume 7 (various artists)

11. Ry Cooder – El Corrido De Jesse James
from: Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down

12. Liz Green – Rybka
from: Bad Medicine CD single

13. Ernest RanglinBelow The Bassline
from: Below The Bassline

14. Dorothy MasukaKhauleza
from: London Is The Place For Me 4: African Dreams And The Piccadilly High Life (various artists)


Lambchop's new album Mr. M

Selection Box Show 212 (listen here)

Transmitted 13/2/2012

1. Otis Redding – I Can’t Turn You Loose
from: The Definitive Collection

2. Spahanis – Oh, MOther I Can’t Stand It
from: Aquarium Drunkard Presents Dirty Beaches (various artists)

3. Chairlift – Wrong Opinion
from: Something

4. Henry “Red” Allen & His Orchestra – K.K. Boogie
from: Bands That Can Boogie Woogie (various artists)

5. Those Darlins – Your Bro
from: Screws Get Loose EP

6. Wilful Missing – Caught Between Seasons
from: Molehills Out Of Mountains

7. Lambchop – Betty’s Overture
from: Mr. M

8. Big Youth – Hit The Road Jack
from: Hit The Road Jack

9. Soap&Skin – Wonder
from: Narrow

10. Leonard Cohen – Amen
from: Old Ideas

11. The Jordan Singers – Lord Have Mercy
from: Aquarium Drunkard Presents DJ Soft Touch (various artists)

12. Sylivie Vartan – Since You Don’t Care
from: Sylvie A Nashville

13. Mercury Rev – Holes
from: Deserter’s Songs


Michael Davis of the MC5 died last month

Selection Box Show 213 (listen here)

Transmitted 20/2/2012

1. The MC5 – Kick Out The Jams
from: Kick Out The Jams

2. Swift Jewel Cowboys – Bug Scuffle
from: Chuck Wagon Swing

3. Field Music – Start The Day Right
from: Plumb

4. Tirudel Zanebe – Gue
from: Ilita!: New Ethiopian Dance Music (various artists)

5. Bowerbirds – Stich The Hem
from: The Clearing EP

6. Meta Marie Louise – Gramma’s Flower Pots
from: Sunny Spots

7. Ambrose & His Orchestra – The Clouds Will Soon Roll By
from: The Very Best of Ambrose & His Orchestra

8. Paul Weller – That Dangerous Age
from: Sonic Kicks

9. Louis Prima – Beep! Beep!
from: Mambo 3: Jungle Dreams

10. Carla Bruni – Ta Tienne
from: Comme Si De Rien N’Etait

11. Mel Wynn & The Rhythm Aces – Stop Sign
from: Ultimate Northern Soul: 22 Classic & Rare Floorshakers (various artists)

12. Kate Bush – Among Angels
from: 50 Words For Snow

13. The Rats – The Rats Revenge
from: Back From The Grave (various artists)

14. Amadou & Miriam featuring Santi Gold – Dougou Badia
from: Folia


Saint Etienne's forthcoming album is their first in 7 years.

Selection Box Show 214 (listen here)

Transmitted 05/3/2012

1. Jem – They
from: Finally Woken

2. Shearwater – Breaking The Yearlings
from: Animal Joy

3. Zacherle – Dinner With Dracula
from: Lux & Ivy’s Favourites Volume 2 (various artists)

4. Soap&Skin – Wonder
from: Narrow

5. Alberto Ruiz Y So Lira Incaica РPace̱ita
from: Excavated Shellac EP

6. Johnny Dowd – Easy Money
from: A Drunkards Masterpiece

7. Metronomy – Corinne
from: The English Riviera

8. Slim Smith – Hip Hug
from: Bomboclat! Island Soak 2 :: A Rocksteady Mixtape (various artists)

9. Mike Harrison – Wait Until Morning
from: Mike Harrison

10. Abel Zenon – Pas O Soue La
from: Biguine, Afro & Latin Sounds From The French Caribbean, 1963-74 (various artists)

11. Those Darlins – Bumd
from: Screws Get Loose

12. Teddy Powell & His Orchestra – Teddy Bear Boogie
from: Bands That Can Boogie Woogie (various artists)

14. The Blonde Bomber – I Am To Blame
from: Strollie Bun 7″ single

14. Saint Etienne – Tonight
from: Words & Music


Patrick Thornton presents Selection Box every Monday at Midnight.