Selection Box Shows 161, 162 & 172

Yes, yes, I know that this new numbering system is not sequential. I did go to school, as demonstrated by the fact that words like “sequential” pour out of my fingers without so much as a pause to blow my nose. Simple counting is not something which I find a major problem – though don’t ask me to help with your algebra homework because you’ll be given short shrift. And I’ve forgotten how to do it anyway (though from memory, I recall it was surprisingly easy).

Time, however, is something I seem to have appalling problems with, and once again the weeks have slipped past and I am even further behind than I was previously. Luckily, the teething troubles that have been preventing Selection Box from appearing on BCB’s new Listen Again feature now appear to be ironed out, and you can now listen to this week’s show again here. A pincer movement from either end will therefore help us to get back up to date, so here’s two shows as yet uploaded to the blog brought to you by the loveliness of Soundcloud, starting with a seasonal “treat” from December which also features that there Albert Freeman. Merry Christmas.

Selection Box Show 161 by PatrickSelection_Box

Selection Box Show 161 (2010 Christmas Special)

There Aint No Santa Claus on the Evenin Stage wouldve been more Christmasy, but an appearance on Thanking Your Kind Indulgence felt like a better tribute to the departed Captain Beefheart.

"There Ain't No Santa Claus on the Evenin' Stage" would've been more Christmasy, but an appearance on Thanking Your Kind Indulgence felt like a better tribute to the departed Captain Beefheart.

Transmitted 27/12/2010

1. The Futureheads – Christmas Was Better In The 80s
from: CD single

2. Loretta Lynn – To Heck With Ole Santa Claus
from: Hillbilly Holiday (various artists)

3. Electric Jungle – Funky Funky Christmas
from: In The Christmas Groove

4. Captain Beefheart – Kandy Korn
from: The Mirror Man Sessions

5. Eugene McGuinness – Christmas In Kilarney
from: Snow On Snow On Snow

6. Walter Brennan – Henry Had A Merry Christmas
from: 7″ single

7. Joni Mitchell – River
from: Blue

8. Hank Ballard & The Midnighters – Santa Is Coming
from: Nothing But Good (1952-1962) (various artists)

9. Slow Club – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
from: Christmas, Thanks For Nothing

10. Christina – Things Fall Apart
from: Ze Christmas Album

11. Voices – Santa Claus Boogie
from: 7″ single

12. Holly Golightly And The Greenhornes – Little Stars
from: A Damaged Christmas Gift To You

13. Little Joey Farr – Rock & Roll Santa
from: A Very Norton Christmas!! (various artists)

14. Yo La Tengo – It’s Christmas Time
from: Merry Christmas From Yo La Tengo

Selection Box Show 162 by PatrickSelection_Box

Selection Box Show 162

Transmitted 03/01/2011

1. La Mosquitas – To Seras Mi Baby
from: La Mosquitas

2. Madam – Dirty That Makes Me
from: In Case of Emergency

3. Moses Dillard & Tex Town Display – I’ve Got To Find A Way (To Hide My Hurt) (Part 1)
from: Custom Funk

4. Denise & Company – Boy, What’ll You Do Then
from: Girls With Guitars (various artists)

5. Blumfeld – Der Sich Dachte
from: Verbotene Fruechte

6. Bob McFadden – The Mummy
from: Songs Our Mummy Taught Us

7. Prince & The Revolution – Christopher Trace’s Parade
from: Parade

8. Le Ry-Co Jazz – Dina Bolane
from: Tumbélé!: Biguine, Afro & Latin Sounds From the French Caribbean, 1963-74 (various artists)

9. Goodnight Lenin – Ragged Schools
from: Crook In The Creek 7″

10. Joan As Police Woman – Magic
from: The Deep Field

11. T.L. Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir – Like A Ship
from: Aquarium Drunkard Presents Soul Sides (various artists)

12. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Up Jumped The Devil
from: Tender Prey

13. Vicki Anderson – My Man
from: Wide Awake In A Dream

14. Ersal Hickey – Bluebirds Over The Mountain
from: Bluebirds Over The Mountain

Selection Box Show 172 (click here for Listen Again link)

John Grant: his invitation to the Wills & Kate wedding got lost in the post.

John Grant: his invitation to the Wills & Kate wedding got "lost in the post".

Transmitted 14/03/2011

1. Wanda Jackson – Thunder On The Mountain
from: The Party Ain’t Over

2. Yma Sumal – Gopher
from: Aquarium Drunkard Presents Diddy Wah (various artists)

3. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
from: Helplessness Blues

4. Untouchables – Crawlin’ The Crawl
from: Tittyshakers (various artists)

5. Elbow – The Birds
from: Build A Rocket Boys!

6. Group Inerane – Kuni Majagani
from: Aquarium Drunkard Presents Dirty Beaches (various artists)

7. The Bees – Chicken Payback
from: Free The Bees

8. Nancy Ames – I Don’t Want To Talk About It
from: The Northern Soul Story Volume 4: Wigan Casino (various artists)

9. Milt Shaw & His Detroiters – My Baby Just Cares For Me
from: Rare Hot Dance: Music Sensation of the 1920s and 1930s (various artists)

10. John Grant – I Wanna Go To Marz
from: The Queen of Denmark

11. Parno Grazt – Odi Phenel Cino Savo / Azt Mondja A Kisfiam
from: The Rough Guide to the Music of Hungarian Gypsies (various artists)

12. Big Youth – Some Like It Dread
from: Dreadlocks Dread

13. Laura Lee Perkins – Come On Baby
from: Red Hot Rockabilly (various artists)

14. Anna Calvi – Suzanne & I
from: Anna Calvi

15. Shtreiml – Uncle Tibor’s Spicy Paprikash
from: Spicy Paprikash