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Spinitron - KDHX: Uncontrollable Urge Wed May 2nd 2012

Uncontrollable Urge (Music)

Wed May 2nd 2012 10.00am–12.00pm

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links

Time zone: central


Woody Guthrie “Ludlow Massacre”
from My Dusty Road (Rounder www.rounder.com 2009) —1944. Happy Mayday + 1 today. Playing the songs of International Workers Day today.


The May Day Orchestra “The Trial”
from May Day, or Songs For Lucy Parsons (Folk Opera 2009) L —Got to see their annual performance last night. This is the story of the Haymarket Tragedy and conviction of the martyrs.


Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet “Disgruntled Postal Worker”
from Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet: Box (New World Records 1996) —Today's music bed.


Blind Boy Fuller “Working Man Blues”
from The Remaining Titles 1935-1940 (Best Of Blues 1995) —I hate to hear that Cadillac whistle blow "boo hoo".


Merle Haggard “Workin' Man Blues”
from Down Every Road 3 (CAPITOL 1996)


Sloan “The Life of a Working Girl”
from Pretty Together (murderecords 2001)


The Clash “Career Opportunitities”
from Sandinista! Single (Epic 1980) —Sung by somebody's kid. I guess all songs are.


Gruff Rhys “Follow The Sunflower Trail (Theme Tune For a National Strike)”
from Hotel Shampoo (Wichita 2011)


Utah Phillips “Hallelujah, I'm a Bum!”
from We Have Fed You All A Thousand Years (Philo / Rounder 1983) —Song by Harry McClintok aka Haywire Mac. Wobbly Train Rider who also wrote Big Rock Candy Mountain.


Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock “The Bum Song”
from Hallelujah, I'm a Bum! (Rounder www.rounder.com 1990) —1928.


Junior Brown “Ain't Gonna Work Today”
from Mixed Bag (Curb 2001)


Oscar Brown, Jr. “Work Song”
from Sin & Soul . . . And Then Some (COLUMBIA/LEGACY 1996) —1960. One of the best. He wrote this one with Nat Adderley. Also done by the likes of Nina Simone & Tennessee Ernie Ford.


Chumbawamba “Idris Strike Song”
from English Rebel Songs 1381-1914 (Mute Records 2003) —They did this record in the late 80s and re-recorded it as they got better at Accapella in 2003.


Billy Bragg “The Marching Song of the Covert Battalions”
from The Internationale (Elektra 2006)


Billy Bragg “Which Side Are You On?”
from Life's A Riot Etc (With Between The Wars EP) (CD 1985) R


The Union Electric “Sentence”
from The Union Electric 45 (self 2009) L —"Learn to use explosive's & set yourself free" Covering their co-project's The May Day Orchestra song about Haymarket.


Poison Girls “Dirty Work”
from Statement: The Complete Recordings (Cooking Vinyl 1995) —1981. Originally on Crass Records.


Crass “Where Next Columbus?”
from Penis Envy [Crassical Collection] (Crass 2010)


King Missile “Take Stuff from Work”
from Mystical Shit / Fluting On the Hump (Shimmy Disc 1990)


Merle Travis “16 Tons”
from Merle Travis Hot Pickin' (Proper 2003) —1946. Curt played a bunch of versions yesterday. This is the author doing it.


Big Boys “Work”
from The Fat Elvis (Touch And Go 1993) —1984.


Ramones “It's Not My Place (In the 9 to 5 World)”
from Pleasant Dreams (sire 1981)


The Cravats “Working Down Underground”
from The Land of the Giants: The Best Of Jazz-Punk Colossals (Overground Records 2006) —Their take on Working in A Coal Mine.


Devo “Working In The Coal Mine”
from Pioneer's Who Got Scalped: The Anthology (Warner Brothers 2000) R


Melvins “Smash The State”
from Smash The State 7" (Amphetamine Reptile Records 2007) —At The Firebird on May 3, tomorrow night.

Like everything else, times are approximate. Spinitron and this station are not liable for errors or omissions.