The Signal

with Chris Kocher

A weekly entertainment show hosted by Chris Kocher, entertainment writer for the Press & Sun-Bulletin. Bringing you the best of Greater Binghamton's music and entertainment scene.

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Started off the show with some Woody Guthrie vinyl, in honor of the opening of “Woody Guthrie’s American Song” at Chenango River Theatre in Greene.
Woody Guthrie – “Howdido” (1940-1946 Original Recordings Made By Woody Guthrie)
Woody Guthrie – “Pretty Boy Floyd” (1940-1946 Original Recordings Made By Woody Guthrie)
Woody Guthrie – “Hard Travelin’”(1940-1946 Original Recordings Made By Woody Guthrie)
Woody Guthrie – “Better World”(1940-1946 Original Recordings Made By Woody Guthrie)
Woody Guthrie – “This Land is Your Land” (1940-1946 Original Recordings Made By Woody Guthrie)

From there, I shared a bunch of new music, two tracks at a time (with one exception).
Spuyten Duyvil – “Keep Your Skillet Good and Greasy” (The Social Music Hour Vol. 1)
Spuyten Duyvil – “Barbara Allen” (The Social Music Hour Vol. 1)
Louie Ludwig with The Moss Pickers – “(Why Do) Crows (Always Seem to Come Out on Cloudy Days)” (Elevation 13)
Louie Ludwig with The Moss Pickers – “Death and the Devil” (Elevation 13)
Neptune’s Car – “Saugerties, New York” (The 45th Parallel)
Neptune’s Car – “Fly Fishing the Big Hole” (The 45th Parallel)
Hungrytown – “Hard Way to Learn” (Further West)
Hungrytown – “Day for Night” (Further West)
Roy Schneider – “Under the Lights of the Angels” (Ten from the Pen)
Roy Schneider – “Simon Says” (Ten from the Pen)
Katie Dahl – “The Ballad of the Lazy Susan and the Dumbwaiter” (Ordinary Band)
Katie Dahl – “Young Men” (Ordinary Band)
Natasha Borzilova – “Life Simplified” (Wilder Days)
Natasha Borzilova – “Never Going Home” (Wilder Days)
Motopony – “Welcome You” (Welcome You)
Motopony – “Daylights Gone” (Welcome You)
Motopony – “Slo-Mo Hoverbike Highway Escape from Newspade City” (Welcome You)
The Duhks – “Suffer No Fools” (Beyond the Blue)
The Duhks – “Black Mountain Lullaby” (Beyond the Blue)
Roy Rogers – “Dark Angels” (Into the Wild Blue)
Roy Rogers – “Last Go-Round” (Into the Wild Blue)
Merry Hell – “Summer is A-Comin’” (The Ghost in Our House and Other Stories)
Merry Hell – “Out of My Mind” (The Ghost in Our House and Other Stories)
Jason Heath & The Greedy Souls – “Armageddon Town” (A Season Undone)
Jason Heath & The Greedy Souls – “Turn On (The Radio)” (A Season Undone)
Steve Spurgin – “The Sky and the Cross” (Solo Flight)
Steve Spurgin – “Sing Me a Song About Home” (Solo Flight)
Steve Earle & The Dukes – “You’re the Best Lover that I Ever Had” (Terraplane)
Steve Earle & The Dukes – “Go Go Boots are Back” (Terraplane)
Adam Michael Rothberg – “Only Human” (Soul of a Man)
Adam Michael Rothberg – “Postcards from the Moon” (Soul of a Man)
The Kentucky Headhunters with Johnnie Johnson – “Walking with the Wolf” (Meet Me in Bluesland)
The Kentucky Headhunters with Johnnie Johnson – “Superman Blues”(Meet Me in Bluesland)
The Bellamy Brothers – “Do You Love As Good as You Look” (40 Years: The Album)
The Bellamy Brothers – “Texas Girls” (40 Years: The Album)
Ray Wylie Hubbard – “Stone Blind Horses” (The Ruffian’s Misfortune)
Ray Wylie Hubbard – “Hey Mama, My Time Ain’t Long” (The Ruffian’s Misfortune)
Mike Doughty – “Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating in the Future” (Stellar Motel)
Mike Doughty – “These Are Your Friends” (Stellar Motel)

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Awesome to celebrate Ray’s 71st birthday with Kinks fans all around the world.
Here’s how we honored the great man’s music and legacy.

Ray Davies /Mumford & Sons – “Days”/“This Time Tomorrow” (See My Friends)

For Ksenia:
The Kinks – “Sitting in My Hotel” (Everybody’s in Show-Biz)

For Kirk and Diane:
The Kinks – “Low Budget” (One for the Road)

For Donna:
The Kinks – “Life on the Road” (Sleepwalker)

For Alexandra:
The Kinks – “Killing Time” (Think Visual)

For James and Brian:
The Kinks – “Life Goes On” (Sleepwalker)

For Brigette:
The Kinks – “Shangri-La” (Arthur, or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)

For Daniella and Joy:
The Kinks – “Autumn Almanac” (The Kink Kronikles)

For Kirk:
The Kinks – “See My Friends” (The Early Years)

For Theresa:
The Kinks – “I Go To Sleep” (Kinda Kinks reissue)

For Crystal:
The Kinks – “I’m Not Like Everybody Else” (To The Bone)
The Kinks – “To The Bone” (To The Bone)

For Jen:
The Kinks – “Headmaster” (Schoolboys in Disgrace)
(Bonus) The Kinks – “The Hard Way” (Schoolboys in Disgrace)
(Bonus) The Kinks – “No More Looking Back” (Schoolboys in Disgrace)

For Annie:
Ray Davies – “Morphine Song” (Working Man’s Cafe)
Ray Davies – “Imaginary Man” (Working Man’s Cafe)

For Ksenia:
The Kinks – “Misfits” (Misfits)

For Paula:
The Kinks – “Celluloid Heroes” (One for the Road)

Ray Davies – “Village Green Medley” (The Kinks Choral Collection)
(“Village Green”/“Picture Book”/“Big Sky”/“Do You Remember Walter?”/“Johnny Thunder”/“The Village Green Preservation Society”)

For Neil:
The Kinks – “Heart of Gold” (State of Confusion)
(Bonus) The Kinks – “State of Confusion” (State of Confusion)

For Kirk and Theresa:
The Kinks – “Waterloo Sunset” (Something Else)

In remembrance of Pete Quaife:
The Kinks – “Afternoon Tea” (Something Else)

The Kinks – “(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman” (Low Budget)
The Kinks – “You Can’t Stop the Music” (Soap Opera)
The Kinks – “Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues” (Muswell Hillbillies)
The Kinks – “Did Ya” (Did Ya)
The Kinks – “Yo-Yo” (Give the People What They Want)
The Kinks – “Still Searching” (Phobia)
The Kinks – “Scattered” (Phobia)

Thanks for listening, all. We’ll do this again next year.

Part one of the Ray Davies birthday tribute!

Great to have Kirk Madsen in the studio again this year. He served as Ray’s guitar tech and production manager on the road in the late 1990s. Kirk had some great stories about his time on tour, and we talked about his art (which you can see online at madsenarts.com).

Also awesome to have Rob Bronstein, Ray’s former lighting tech, call in to reminisce with Kirk for a bit.

Here are the songs we played amongst the discussions.

The Kinks – “Do It Again” (Word of Mouth)
The Nonce – “Roadie for the Kinks” (single)
The Kinks – “Sunny Afternoon” (Live at Winterland, 1977)
The Kinks – “Waterloo Sunset” (Live at Winterland, 1977)
The Kinks – “Celluloid Heroes” (Live at Winterland, 1977)
Ray Davies – “Kirk Pours a Pint”/“Set Me Free” (20th Century Man Live in Belfast)
Ray Davies – “X-Ray” (Lucky Bastards Mix)
Ray Davies – “Knitting Needles”/“See My Friends” (20th Century Man Live in Belfast)
Ray Davies – “Autumn Almanac” (20th Century Man Live in Belfast)
Ray Davies – “X-Ray” (20th Century Man Live in Belfast)
Pete Mathison / Pino Paladino / Mark Paladino live track
The Kinks – “Lola” (Live at Winterland, 1977)
Ray Davies – “Days” / “Waterloo Sunset” (20th Century Man Live in Belfast)

Part two of the tribute on June 23 will include requests from fans around the world. Never sure who will call in for a chat. Learn more on that here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/649202091846337/

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Summer 2015

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