Chris T-T’s Midnight Campfire episode #85
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posted on May 4th, 2016

Here’s the playlist for Midnight Campfire #85, first broadcast 4th May 2016 on Juice 107.2. I loved this one, the first half has some gorgeous tracks, including Roy Harper’s visionary ‘I Hate The White Man played in full, our new album of the month for May is Gill Sandell’s Songs Of Our Years, then the second hour is all songs about cats, mostly chosen by listeners. This theme got a great response, so thank you! Listen online at Juice and I’ll throw up the TotallyRadio archive link when it’s ready – and here’s what I played…

Oyster Band – By Northern Light (The Granite Years, Cooking Vinyl)
Jack Cade – Dead Man’s Shoes (A Murder Of Crows, Collision Music)
Rachel Newton – Proud Maisrie
(Here’s My Heart, Come Take It, Shadowside Records)
Bob Dylan – Melancholy Mood (single, Sony)
Samantha Whates – Anyone Who Knows What Love Is
(Will Understand)
[feat. Chaps Choir] (single, Good Chap)
Bert Jansch – Change The Song (From The Outside, Earth Records)
Michael Kiwanuka – One More Night (single, Polydor)
Ellie Ford – Old Best (The Other Sun, Hidden Trail)
Case / Lang / Veirs – Atomic Number (single, Anti)
Rydvall / Mjelva – Vårdroppar (Vårdroppar, Heilo)
Roy Harper – I Hate The White Man (Flat, Baroque and Berserk, Harvest)
* Gill Sandell – The Other Side Of Green (Songs Of Our Years, Rowan Tree)
** Paul Simon – 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
(Still Crazy After All These Years, Sony)

An hour of songs about cats…
Hoy Curtin – The Most Effectual Top Cat (Top Cat Theme)

(TV Themes, Music Factory)
The Pogues – Wild Cats Of Kilkenny (Rum, Sodomy & The Lash, Warner Music)
Psapp – Everybody Wants To Be A Cat (Rewind Vol 5 compilation, Ubiquity)
Belle & Sebastian – A Century Of Elvis
(Lazy Line Painter Jane, Jeepster – TotallyRadio only)
Will Varley – Talking Cat Blues
(Postcards From Ursa Minor, Xtra Mile Recordings)
John Hyde – Henry’s Cat (Top Dog TV Themes compilation, De Wolfe)
Prefab Sprout – Farmyard Cat (The Gunman And Other Stories, Parlophone)
The Weakerthans – Plea From A Cat Named Virtute
(Reconstruction Site, Epitaph)
The Wave Pictures – Kittens (Sweetheart EP, Moshi Moshi)
Nellie McKay – Ding Dong (Get Away From Me, Sony)
Count Arthur Strong – TS Eliot’s Macavity (single, self-release)
Tom Williams – Vinnie The Cat (Ministry Of Stories compilation, Communion)
Meg Davis – Swing The Cat
(Captain Jack And The Mermaid, Leelanau Heritage Arts)
Phoebe Buffay – Smelly Cat (Friends Again, Warner Music)
Tim Ten Yen – Something Sinister
(Everything Beautiful Reminds Me Of You, Highline)
Hoyt Axton – Della And The Dealer (A Rusty Old Halo, Demon Records)
Marc Gunn – Jasper Tabby Kitty Cat-Y
(Irish Drinking Songs For Cat Lovers, Mage Records)
Martha Tilston – Old Tom Cat (Lucy And The Wolves, Squiggly Records)
Michael Donahue – Cat Of The Wild (West Side Manhattan Cats, self-release)

* May’s new album of the month
** this week’s Campfire Songbook entry, suggested by Alice in London. Thanks Alice and all the contributors to the cat hour.


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