Batty for Music
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Joan Armatrading

The Key

Eating The Bear

Persona Grata

Me Myself I

Prove Yourself

(I Love It When You) Call Me Names

What Do Boys Dream?


Drop the Pilot


Direct download: Armatrading.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 3:12pm EDT

Bob Dylan

"Baby, Let Me Follow You Down"
"Jet Pilot"
"I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)"
"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window"
"Up To Me"
"I Wanna Be Your Lover"
"All Along The Watchtower"
"On A Night Like This"
"Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar"
"Every Grain Of Sand"

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Direct download: Dylan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:33pm EDT


My favorite artist of this century, Beck, is featured.

"The New Pollution"
"Sexx Laws"
"Nicotine & Gravy"
"Round The Bend"
"Soldier Jane"
"Gamma Ray"
"Blackbird Chain"

Direct download: Beck.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT


The band Spirit is profiled.

"Dream Within A Dream"
"I Got A Line On You"
"So Little Time To Fly"
"It Shall Be"
"Nature's Way"
"Greenback Dollar"
"Love Has Found A Way"
"We've Got To Learn"

Direct download: Spirit.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 1:13am EDT

The Byrds

A very innovative and influential band, The Byrds are profiled.

"I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better"
"The Bells Of Rhymney"
"5D (Fifth Dimension)"
"Eight Miles High"
"So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star"
"Lady Friend"
"Draft Morning"
"Tribal Gathering"
"You Ain't Going Nowhere"
"Chestnut Mare"
"This Wheel's On Fire"

Direct download: Byrds.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 6:12pm EDT

Joni Mitchell

One of the great songwriters and singers, Joni Mitchell is featured.

"All I Want"
"Songs To Aging Children Come"
"Big Yellow Taxi"
"Both Sides, Now"
"The Jungle Line"
"Free Man In Paris"
"Dog Eat Dog"

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Direct download: joni.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 5:22pm EDT

Three Dog Night

This is the story of three guys who didn't write music or play instruments and sold over 50 million albums. Stay warm with Three Dog Night.

"Mama Told Me Not To Come" [Randy Newman]
"Eli's Coming" [Laura Nyro]
"Easy To Be Hard" [Broadway musical "Hair"]
"Circle For A Landing" [Don Preston]
"One" [Harry Nilsson]
"Black And White" [written in 1954 by David I. Arkin and Earl Robinson]
"Liar" [Argent's Russ Ballard]
"Joy To The World" [Hoyt Axton]
"Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)" [Allen Toussaint]
"Shambala" [Daniel Moore]
"Never Been to Spain" [Hoyt Axton]

Direct download: ThreeDogNight.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 1:21am EDT

Bob Marley and the Wailers

So much more than the poster on your dorm room wall, Bob Marley is profiled.

Simmer Down
Stir It Up
Lively Up Yourself
Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)
Could You Be Loved
Coming In From The Cold
Redemption Song
Three Little Birds

Direct download: Marley.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 6:29pm EDT

The Supremes

An overlooked group with a great legacy, the Supremes are in the spotlight.

"You Keep Me Hangin' On"
"Back in My Arms Again"
"Buttered Popcorn"
"Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart"
"Does Your Mama Know About Me?"
"Love Child"
"You Can't Hurry Love"
"I'm Living in Shame"
"Stoned Love"
"Floy Joy"

Direct download: supremes.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 11:11pm EDT

Elvis Costello

One of the best songwriters of the previous century, Elvis Costello is profiled.

"Watching The Detectives"
"Green Shirt"
"Oliver's Army"
"Pump It Up"
"(I Don't Want to Go To) Chelsea"
"Big Sister's Clothes"
"Shabby Doll"
"Little Savage"
"Let Them All Talk"
"Indoor Fireworks"

Direct download: Costello.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT

Buffalo Springfield

The "backwards Supergroup" Buffalo Sprinfield is profiled.

Neil Young "Buffalo Springfield Again"

Buffalo Springfield

"For What It's Worth"
"Go And Say Goodbye"
"Hot Dusty Roads"
"Hung Upside Down"
"Mr. Soul"
"Pretty Girl Why"
"Special Care"
"Kind Woman"
"Down To The Wire"

Direct download: bufspring.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 5:30pm EDT

The Smiths

Explore the duality that is The Smiths.

"What Difference Does It Make?"
"This Charming Man"
"Frankly, Mr. Shankly"
"Cemetry Gates"
"Vicar In A Tutu"
"Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others"
"Sheila, Take a Bow"
"Shoplifters of the World Unite"
"Girlfriend In a Coma"
"You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby" (UK mix)
"How Soon Is Now"

Direct download: smiths.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 6:56pm EDT

Freak Out! with Frank Zappa

This seminal double-album by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention is explored.

"Hungry Freaks, Daddy"
"Who Are The Brain Police?"
"Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder"
"Wowie Zowie"
"Any Way the Wind Blows"
"I'm Not Satisfied"
"You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here"
"Trouble Every Day"
"Help I'm A Rock"

Direct download: zappa.m4a
Category:music -- posted at: 3:02pm EDT

Aretha Franklin

Spotlighting the Columbia Years

"Today I Sing The Blues"
"Maybe I'm A Fool"
"Won't Be Long"
"Drinking Again"
"Runnin' Out Of Fools"
"Walk On By"
"Why Was I Born?"
"Lee Cross"

Direct download: aretha.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 5:38pm EDT

The Jam

The Jam is featured, prepare to rock.

"In The City"
"The Modern World"
"To Be Someone (Didn't We Have A Nice Time)"
"Mr. Clean"
"In The Crowd"
"'A' Bomb In Wardour Street"
"The Eton Rifles"
"That's Entertainment"
"Man In The Corner Shop"
"Beat Surrender"

Direct download: jam.m4a
Category:music -- posted at: 6:12pm EDT

Little Feat

A band of no small accomplishments, Little Feat is profiled.

"Feel The Groove"
"Dixie Chicken"
"Fat Man In The Bathtub"
"Sailin' Shoes"
"Let It Roll"
"Texas Twister"
"Those Feat'll Steer Ya Wrong Sometimes"
"Medley: Cold Cold Cold/Tripe Face Boogie"

Direct download: LittleFeat.m4a
Category:music -- posted at: 12:05pm EDT

Songs the Beatles Gave Away

The Beatles were very generious giving songs to other artists -- but only to a point.

The Beatles "I'll be on my Way"
Billy J Kramer and The Dakotas "Bad To Me"
Tommy Quickly "Tip of My Tongue"
The Fourmost "Hello Little Girl"
Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas "I'll Keep You Satisfied"
The Fourmost "I'm in Love"
Peter and Gordon "A World Without Love"
Mike Shannon & the Strangers "One And One Is Two"
Peter and Gordon "Nobody I Know"
The Applejacks "Like Dreamers Do"
Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas "From a Window"
Cilla Black "It's for You"
Three Dog Night "It's for You"
Peter and Gordon "I Don't Want to See You Again"
The Beatles "If You've Got Troubles"
The Beatles "That Means a Lot"
P.J. Proby "That Means a Lot"
Peter and Gordon "Woman"
The Chris Barber Band "Catcall"
Cilla Black "Step Inside Love"
Jackie Lomax "Sour Milk Sea"
Mary Hopkins "Goodbye"
Paul McCartney "Come & Get It"
Badfinger "Come & Get It"
Carlos Mendez "Pernina"
Ringo Starr "I'm the Greatest"

Direct download: giveaway.m4a
Category:music -- posted at: 11:31am EDT

Merry Christmas Baby

Some of my favorite blues and jazz Christmas songs.

Otis Redding "Merry Christmas Baby"
Solomon Burke "Presents For Christmas"
Louis Armstrong "Christmas Night In Harlem"
Louis Jordan "Santa Claus, Santa Claus"
Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters "White Christmas"
Vince Guaraldi Trio "Skating"
Syd Straw "The Christmas Twist"
Miles Davis & Bob Dorough "Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern)"
James Brown "Soulful Christmas"
Elvis Presley "Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)"
Ella Fitzgerald "Good Morning Blues"
Charles Brown "Christmas Questions"
Booker T. & The MG's "Silver Bells"
The Bobs "Santa's Got A Brand New Bag"

Direct download: Christmas.m4a
Category:music -- posted at: 3:55pm EDT


It's a story worthy of an opera, the highs and lows of Badfinger.

"Come And Get It"
"Crimson Ship"
"Rock Of All Ages"
"I'm In Love"
"I Can't Take It"
"We're For The Dark"
"Day After Day"
"Apple Of My Eye"
"I Miss You"
"Song For A Lost Friend"
"Why Don't We Talk?"
"Matted Spam"
"Andy Norris"
"Just A Chance"

Direct download: badfinger.m4a
Category:music -- posted at: 8:38pm EDT

The Damned

The Damned can not be stopped...

"Edward The Bear"
"New Rose"
"Love Song"
"Plan 9 Channel 7"
"The History Of The World (Part 1)"

Captain Sensible "Happy Talk"
Captain Sensible "Wot"

"Need a Life"
"Danger to Yourself"

Direct download: damned.m4a
Category:music -- posted at: 10:24pm EDT

Nick Lowe

The "PhD of Pop" Nick Lowe is featured.

Nick Lowe

"So It Goes"
"They Called It Rock"
"Nutted by Reality"
"Big Kick, Plain Scrape"
"Switch Board Susan"

Curtis Stingers "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding"

Nick Lowe

"Cruel to be Kind"
"I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock & Roll)"
"Half A Boy & Half A Man"
"Raging Eyes"
"All Men Are Liars"
"I Trained Her To Love Me"

Direct download: nicklowe.m4a
Category:music -- posted at: 2:47am EDT

Paul Simon

Paul Simon's solo career is examined.

Simon & Garfunkel "Bridge Over Troubled Water"

Paul Simon

"Everything Put Together Falls Apart"
"Armistice Day"
"Loves Me Like a Rock"
"One Man's Ceiling is Another Man's Floor"
"American Tune"
"Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy"
"Ace in the Hole"
"Song About the Moon"
"Rene And Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War"
"I Know What I Know"
"The Boy in the Bubble"
"The Obvious Child"

Direct download: paulsimon.m4a
Category:music -- posted at: 5:37pm EDT

Otis Redding

Otis Redding is profiled. "Gotta gotta have it."

"(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay"
"I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)"
"Mr. Pitiful"
"Hard To Handle"
"Try A Little Tenderness"
"I Can't Turn You Loose"
"Day Tripper"
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
"I Love You More Than Words Can Say"
"Stay In School"

Direct download: Otis.m4a
Category:music -- posted at: 2:23pm EDT


The British band XTC is profiled.

"This Is Pop"
"Statue Of Liberty"
"Dance Band"
"Senses Working Overtime"
"No Thugs In Our House"
"Yacht Dance"
"Melt the Guns"
"Reign Of Blows"
"Stupidly Happy"
"We're All Light"
"You And The Clouds Will Still Be Beautiful"
"I'm The Man Who Murdered Love"

Direct download: XTC.m4a
Category:music -- posted at: 8:18am EDT

Harry Nilsson

A unique talent, Harry Nilsson is featured.

"Gotta Get Up"
"Everybody's Talkin'"
"Me And My Arrow"
"Without Her"
"Daddy's Song"
"Mr. Richland's Favorite Song"
"Mournin' Glory Story"
"Early In The Morning"
"Think About Your Troubles"
"River Deep, Mountain High"
"You Can't Do That"

Direct download: Nilsson.m4a
Category:music -- posted at: 12:44am EDT

The Ramones

This episode will be fast, loud and feature only four chords. Gabba Gabba Hey, it's the Ramones!

The Ramones

"Do You Remember Rock & Roll Radio?"
"Suzy Is A Headbanger"

The Stooges "Not Right"
New York Dolls "Subway Train"

The Ramones

"Blitzkrieg Bop"
"Teenage Lobotomy"
"Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment"
"Havana Affair"
"I Wanna Be A Good Boy"
"Judy Is A Punk"
"Do You Wanna Dance?"
"Chinese Rock"
"Mama's Boy"
"Somebody Put Something in My Drink"

Direct download: Ramones.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 12:18pm EDT

"Tougher than Tough" Jamaican music explored

Jamaican music is explored, including reggae, ska, rocksteady, ragga, dub and dancehall.

Barrington Levy "Here I Come"
Millie Small "My Boy Lollipop"
Desmond Dekker "Israelites"
The Wailers "Simmer Down"
Prince Buster "Al Capone"
Hopetown Lewis "Take It Easy"
Melodians "Rivers Of Babylon"
Big Youth "S.90 Skank"
I Roy "Welding"
Jacob Miller "Tenement Yard"
Yellowman "Mad Over Me"
Tenor Saw "Ring The Alarm"
Wayne Smith "Under Me Sleng Teng"
Half Pint "Greetings"
Pinchers "Bandolero"
Mad Professor "Mr. Dubfire"
Shaggy "Oh Carolina"

Direct download: jamaican.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Richard Thompson

Guitar great Richard Thompson is featured.

Richard Thompson "Shoot Out The Lights"
Fairport Convention "Chelsea Morning"
Fairport Convention "Poor Will And The Jolly Hangman"
Richard & Linda Thompson "I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight"
Richard & Linda Thompson "Wall of Death"
Richard & Linda Thompson "Withered And Died"
Richard Thompson "Easy There, Steady Now"
Richard Thompson "1952 Vincent Black Lightning"
Richard Thompson "Walzing's For Dreamers"
Richard Thompson "How Will I Ever Be Simple Again"
Richard Thompson "Al Bowlly's In Heaven"
Richard Thompson "A Bone Through Her Nose"
Richard Thompson "Don't Tempt Me"
Richard Thompson "Feel So Good"
French Frith Kaiser Thompson "Now That I'm Dead"
Richard Thompson "Shoot Out The Lights" [live]

Direct download: r.thompson.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 2:50pm EDT

Ray Charles

My appreciation of the incomparable Ray Charles.

"What'd I Say"
"Hallelujah I Love Her So"
"Night Time Is The Right Time"
"I Wonder"
"But On The Other Hand Baby"
"I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town"
"You Are My Sunshine"
"I've Got News For You"
"Makin' Whoopee"
"Ring of Fire"
"Let's Go Get Stoned"
"How Long Blues"

Direct download: raycharles.m4a
Category:music -- posted at: 11:50pm EDT

The Vapors

The Vapors were much more than "Turning Japanese."

"Turning Japanese"
"News At Ten"
"Letter From Hiro"
"Jimmie Jones"
"Live At The Marquee"

Direct download: vapors.m4a
Category:music -- posted at: 7:54pm EDT

Sim Beatles

Not the Beatles but an incredible simulation. Featuring the Rutles, Utopia's "Deface the Music" and Klaatu.

The Rutles "I Must Be In Love"
The Rutles "Ouch!"
The Rutles "Hold My Hand"
Utopia "Crystal Ball"
Utopia "Alone"
Utopia "Take It Home"
The Rutles "Doubleback Alley"
The Rutles "Living In Hope"
The Rutles "Nevertheless"
Utopia "Hoi Poloi"
Utopia "Life Goes On"
The Rutles "Love Life"
The Rutles "Piggy In The Middle"
Utopia "Feel Too Good"
The Rutles "Another Day"
Utopia "Everybody Else Is Wrong"
Klaatu "Little Neutrino"
Klaatu "True Life Hero"
Klaatu "Sub-Rosa Subway"
The Rutles "Let's be Natural"

Direct download: sim_beatles.m4a
Category:music -- posted at: 10:03pm EDT