Friday, November 20, 2009

Lost & Found playlist for 11/19/09

Intro: "Rock and Roll Show" - Ray Ellsworth

Background music for the show: John Coltrane - Side Steps

The Sonics - "Have Love Will Travel"
The Bush - "You're No Good"
Roky Erickson & the Aliens - "I Think Up Demons"
The Velvet Underground - "There She Goes Again"
The Try Cerz - "Almost There"

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - "Shifting Sands"
David Bowie - "Sound and Vision"
The Pretty Things - "Walking Through My Dreams"
Big Star - "My Life is Right"
The Kinks - "National Health"

T. Rex - "Hot Love"
Robert Palmer - "Woke Up Laughing"
Them - "Don't Look Back"
Cat Stevens - "Here Comes My Baby"
The Action - "Strange Roads"

Todd Rundgren - "Devil's Bite"
Robin Trower - "Too Rolling Stoned"
Jimi Hendrix - "Born Under a Bad Sign"
Boz Scaggs - "I'll Be Long Gone"
The Rolling Stones - "No Experience"

Clean Living - "Jubal's Blues Again"
The Flying Burrito Brothers - "Hot Burrito #2"
The Kinks - "Sunny Afternoon"
John Cale - "Paris 1919"
The Wailers - "Bama Lama Bama Loo"
The Kenne Highland Klan - "She's My Best Bette"

Elvis Presley - "Pocketful of Rainbows"
Ann-Margaret w/ Elvis Presley - "The Lady Loves Me"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I am up to $1,849.23 so far (that is my best ever)! Thanks, again, to everyone who pledged to my show.

Lost & Found playlist for 11/12/09

From WGBH:

In December, WGBH is bringing WCRB 99.5 into our family of noncommercial, listener-supported public broadcasting stations, a move that preserves full-time classical radio in Boston.

With the acquisition of 99.5, we are revising 89.7's schedule to develop a new service for our listeners that focuses on news, information, and analysis. And our classical music will move exclusively to 99.5, where we will continue the tradition of an all-classical format.

Although we are very proud of the Folk and Blues programming we have offered, and of the many contributions that WGBH and our hosts have made to these genres, we have made the difficult decision to discontinue Blues on WGBH and Folk on WGBH. As we refocus the 89.7 schedule on news and information, it became apparent that it would not be possible to retain all of the non-news elements of our schedule. We have chosen to keep a select group of programs, like A Celtic Sojourn and A Prairie Home Companion that listeners cannot find elsewhere in Boston.

We are grateful to folk hosts Naomi Arenberg and Brad Paul, and blues host Brendan Hogan for sharing their passion, knowledge, and experience with listeners over the years.

Folk music fans can continue to find options on WUMB 91.9FM Boston, WNEF 91.7 FM Newburyport, WFPB 1170AM Orleans, WICN 90.5FM Worcester, WOMR 92.1FM Provincetown, or New Hampshire Public Radio. Blues fans can tune in to WUMB 91.9FM, WICN 90.5FM, WHRB 95.3FM, WZLX 100.7 FM, and WUML 91.5 FM.

We appreciate your support of our work and hope that you will enjoy the new offerings on 89.7 WGBH and 99.5 All Classical.
Huh, no mention of WMBR anywhere. That's ok, WGBH sucks and so does this decision. So, in honor of their stupidity today's Lost and Found was a tribute to the blues. See what they are missing ? I hope you enjoyed it.

Intro: "Hill Stomp" - Robert Belfour

Background music for the show: The Word - S/T

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - "Better Off with the Blues"
Joe Turner & Pete Johnson - "Wine-O-Baby Boogie"
CeDell Davis - "She's Got the Devil In Her"
Robert Johnson - "Phonograph Blues"
Ricky Allen - "No Better Time Than Now"

Otis Rush - "Me"
Jimmy Reed - "I'm Forty Upside Your Head"
Little Milton - "I Feel So Bad"
K.C. Douglas - "Mercury Boogie"
Eddie Boyd - "Ain't Doin' Too Bad"

Buddy Guy - "Watch Yourself"
Howlin' Wolf - ".44"
Booker T. Laury - "Early in the Morning"
Charles Brown - "Trouble Blues"
H-Bomb Ferguson - "Hot Kisses"

Willie Dixon - "If the Sea Was Whiskey"
Otis Spann - "Riverside Blues"
Andrew Brown - "You Made Me Suffer"
Bessie Smith - "A Good Man is Hard to Find"
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - "I Love You, Baby"
Smoky Babe - "I'm Broke and I'm Hungry"

Bee Houston - "You Think I'm Your Good Thing"
Slim Harpo - "Still Raining in My Heart"
Big Bill Broonzy - "Black, Brown, and White"
Victory Spivey - "You're My Man"
R.L. Burnside - "Sat Down on My Bed and Cried"

B.B. King - "Please Set a Date"
Albert King - "Wrapped Up in Love Again"
Freddie King - "Goin' Down"
Muddy Waters - "Who's Gonna Be Your Sweet Man When I'm Gone?"
Lightnin' Hopkins - "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean"

Lightnin' Hopkins - "Goin' Back to Florida"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

This Thursday's Lost & Found is dedicated to the blues.

Since WGBH is too dumb to realize how important keeping folk and blues programing is, we here at WMBR will take up the standard. This Thursday for the first time ever on the Thursday L&F all blues are coming at ya! If you have a request, shoot me an email at or

See you then!


Monday, November 09, 2009

Fundaising playlist and total of donations to date...

First, and most importantly, a hearty thanks to everyone who even thought about calling and pledging to the show. I know times are tough and I am grateful to all the contributors near and far. The total, so far, is $1,749.23. If you missed the show itself and you'd still like to pledge you can call the station at 617-253-8810 and tell them that you are pledging to the Thursday Lost & Found or go to and pledge online (just make sure you select Thursday Lost & Found from the drop down menu). Thank! Thank! Thank! I am so humbled by your collective generosity. - CV

Lost & Found playlist for 11/5/09

Intro: "For the Love of Money" - The O'Jays

The Falcons - "I'm a Fool, I Must Love You"
Don Covay - "Money"
Raphel Saadiq - "Sure Hope You Mean It"
Young-Holt Unlimited - "Ain't There Something Money Can't Buy"
Ian & the Zodiacs - "No Money, No Honey"
Lee Moses - "Time and Place"
Ike & Tina Turner - "Money"
James Brown - "Money Won't Change You"

Found Song of the Week: Lee Fields & the Expressions - "Money I$ King"

Little Richard - "Money Is"
Eddie & Ernie - "Bullets Don't Have Eyes"
The Kinks - "The Moneygoround"
Dennis Brown - "Money in My Pocket"

The Blues Cellar: John Lee Hooker - "Love Money Can't Buy"

The Ink Spots - "With Plenty of Money and You"
The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - "Love Land"
Tommy Ridgley - "I Want Some Money, Honey"
Little Richard - "Money Honey"
Jesse Gee - "Don't Mess With My Money"

Outro: The Remains - "Thank You"

Playlist for Friday Lost & Found on 11/6/09

w/ guest d.j. Larry Azrin

The Meters - "Cissy Strut"
Archie Bell & the Drells - "There's Gonna Be a Showdown"
Major Lance - "It Ain't No Use"
Jackie Wilson (w/ LaVern Baker) - "Think Twice"
The Meters - "Look-Ka Po-Po"
Barbara Lynn - "This Is the Thanks I Get"
Joe Simon - "Nine Pounds of Steel"
Kool & the Gang - "Chocolate Buttermilk"
The Savages - "The World Ain't Round, It's Square"
The Third Bardo - "I'm Five Years Ahead of My Time"
The Challengers - "Walk, Don't Run"
The Challengers - "K-39"
The Wailers - "Out of Our Time"
The Sonics - "Boss Hoss"
Maxwell Davis - "Super Chase"
The Sorrows - "Come With Me"
The Alan Bown Set - "Headline News"
Manassas - "Tan Sola Y Triste"
Watermelon - "Watermelon Rock"
The Easybeats - "You Said That"
Sir Douglas Quintet - "Love Don't Treat Me Fair"
The Tams - "Untie Me"
The Challengers - "Mr. Moto"
The Challengers - "Collision Course"
The Monks - "Monk Time"
The Rising Suns - "Faster Than the Speed of Light"
The Shakers - "Wonderful Ends"
Peppermint Circus - "I Won't Be There"
Maxwell Davis - "Batman Theme"
Maxwell Davis - "Lotta Trouble"
The Lancastrians - "Lonely Mob"
Grumbleweeds - "Hey Babe, Follow Me"
The Meters - "Sophisticated Cissy"
Grupo 606 - "Busco Vo Camino"
Lam Young - "Lessons for Life"
P.M. Pocket Music - "Back Toi Moi"
Koura - "Hadjme Khali"
The Loving Darks - "Complicado"
The Challengers - "Surf Arizona"
Tim Buckley - "No Man Can Find the Way"
Santo & Johnny - "Sleep Walk"

Wednesday, November 04, 2009


Hi folks,

You listen, you learn about music, you get free stuff from me like tickets, cds, and books 51 weeks a year, so would you please, please, please, please give me a ring on Thursday from 12 - 2 pm to support the Thursday Lost and Found in particular and WMBR in general?


You can pledge on line at if you'd prefer.

Thanks a million,


Monday, November 02, 2009

Holy smokes!!!

Man-o-manischewitz (!) would I love to get this:

Various Artists - Fire In My Bones, Tompkins Square

No matter how hip your church is, chances are Sunday morning never sounds like this. Subtitled “Raw, Rare, and Otherworldly African-American Gospel (1944-2007),’’ this superb three-disc compilation of sonic salvation unearths nearly four hours of hellfire gospel shakes and shouts. Remastered to capture the electricity of the originals, the 80 songs are drawn from front-porch solos, fife and drum groups, studio grooves, and full-congregation choirs. Whether infused with down-home grunge or spinning a high-wire funk trance while spreading good-news sermons, each track has a gritty majesty all its own. Three songs in the middle of the set are typical of its stir of religious ruckus: Sister Golda Haynes lending spry piano boogie to “The Truth in the Gospel’’ (1950); the Rayburn Brothers’ grand, gurgling slide on “Walk With Me’’ (1974); and the soul-stomping Abraham Brothers spiraling upward on a heavenly “Spirit of the Lord’’ (1962). Then there’s “So Soon’’ (1964), featuring the brawny voice of Little Ax, who spent her singing career disguised as a man. And Black Diamond’s evangelical guitar work with the Rev. Charles White, who sang “How Long’’ (1948) while playing water bucket and tin funnel.
Thanks to the Boston Globe for the write up.