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Every dream has a name (Eclectic Playlist Series 6.10)

Every dream has a name (Eclectic Playlist Series 6.10)

Playing tracks by

Christine and the Queens, The Isley Brothers, Talking Heads, Black Box Recorder, Jeff Lynne's ELO and more.

Chart positions

This show was 81st in the global indie rock chart.

As mentioned last month on the web site, the recent Ken Burns doc on country music pretty much blew my mind. I may not have been actively anti-country but I was never a fan, just generally ignoring the whole genre. Sixteen hours of spellbinding television later, I have, to paraphrase Hank Williams, seen the light. Not because I now love everything I used to not care for, but because I now know the genre's origin story, bringing a huge area of music into my range of knowledge and interest. It feels inspiring. Anyway, yes, here's a Hank Williams song, in and among the more usual (but still unusual) array of genres and decades. As maybe a tie-in to what I've generally done here, I didn't select a Hank tune from the documentary, but one that I had first heard via Elvis Costello: "Why Don't You Love Me," slightly re-named, was the lead track on his out-of-left-field, widely misunderstood record of country music covers back in 1981. For more info: http://fingertipsmusic.com/?p=20233

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Full playlist:

“Tilted” – Christine and the Queens (Christine and the Queens, 2015)
“This Old Heart of Mine” – The Isley Brothers (single, 1966)
“Dream Operator” – Talking Heads (True Stories, 1986)
“Being Number One” – Black Box Recorder (Passionoia, 2003)
“From Out of Nowhere” – Jeff Lynne’s ELO (From Out of Nowhere, 2019)
“Alison” – Slowdive (Souvlaki, 1993)
“Four on Six” – Wes Montgomery (The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery, 1960)
“Crayon Angels” – Judee Sill (Judee Sill, 1971)
“3 Bells in a Row” – Tenpole Tudor (Eddie, Old Bob, Dick and Gary, 1981)
“Why Don’t You Love Me” – Hank Williams (single, 1950)
“Freefall” – Laurie Anderson (Bright Red, 1994)
“Rules for Living” – Blondie (The Curse of Blondie, 2003)
“Songs Out of Clay” – Al Stewart (Orange, 1972)
“I Got My Baby Back” – Lorraine Ellison (b-side, 1966)
“Hey, Ma” – Bon Iver (i,i, 2019)
“Sat In Your Lap” – Kate Bush (The Dreaming, 1982)
“Shake Some Action” – The Flamin’ Groovies (Shake Some Action, 1976)
“The Highest Tree” – The Eighteenth Day of May (The Eighteenth Day of May, 2005)
“Power World” – Sam Phillips (Omnipop (It’s Only a Flesh Wound Lambchop), 1996)
“The May Queen” – Robert Plant (Carry Fire, 2017)