Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend Tribute Show - 05.29.11 Playlist

What a wonderful Memorial Day Tribute Show!  Had a great time playing some wonderful old vinyl tracks from the 1950-1960s.  Some amazing finds!*

Memorial Day used to be called Decoration Day.  In 1868 General Logan declared May 30th the day designated for the purpose of decorating the graves of soldiers who died in defense of their country.  These memorials were already popping up spontaneously, as evident in this song composed by Nella Sweet in 1867.  It was necessary to have one day set aside to allow the collective nation to mourn, especially after the Civil War where the soldiers were buried in our own soil.  Here is the lyrics to the song composed by Nella Sweet:     

Kneel Where Our Loves Are Sleeping
Dedicated to The Ladies of the South who are decorating the graves of the Confederate Dead

Kneel where our loves are sleeping, Dear ones days gone by,
Here we bow in holy reverence, Our bosoms heave the heartfelt sigh.
They fell like brave men, true as steel, And pour’d their blood like rain,
We feel we owe them all we have, And can but weep and kneel again.

Kneel where our loves are sleeping, They lost but still were good and true,
Our fathers, brothers fell still fighting, We weep, ‘tis all that we can do.

Here we find our noble dead, Their spirits soar’d to him above,
Rest they now about his throne, For God is mercy, God is love.
Then let us pray that we may live, As pure and good as they have been,
That dying we may ask of him, To open the gate and let us in.

Kneel where our loves are sleeping, They lost but still were good and true,
Our fathers, brothers fell still fighting, We weep, ‘tis all that we can do."

Words by G.W.R. Music by Mrs. L. Nella Sweet, 1867 

05.29.11 Playlist:

"Oh Freedom" - Harry Belafonte
"No Hiddin Place" - Norfolk Jubilee*
"I Just Rose" - Gospel Tones*
"Soul Heaven" - Norfleet Brothers*
"Old Revival" - Voices of Clouds
"Hide Me In Thy Bosom" - Thomas A. Dorsey with the Dixie Hummingbirds
"I've Got A Feeling" - Albertina Walker
"Loves Me Like A Rock" - The Dixie Hummingbirds
"This Train" - Snooks Eaglin
"Just Keep On Praying" - Alphonso Devlin with the Golden Stars Quintet*
"Joy Joy Joy" - Little Richard with The King of Gospel Singers
"I Dreamed of Hillbilly Heaven" - Tex Ritter
"One More River To Cross" - The Sons of the Pioneers
"Where No One Stands Alone" - Loretta Lynn
"Ain't Gonna Study War No More" - Tennessee Ernie Ford 
"Let The Church Roll On" - Cornfed Four
"Bright and Sunny Side (South" - Alison Krauss & Union Station
"Spirit" - Doobie Brothers
"Joy to the World" - Three Dog Night
"Wade In The Water" - Patty Griffin
"Hallelujah" - Brandi Carlile
"Help Me To Cross" - Crafton Sisters
"I'm A Witness for the Lord" - Rev. Kelsey 
"Sweet Jesus" - The Abyssinian Baptist Choir
"It's A Highway To Heaven" - Thomas A. Dorsey with Prof. Alex Bradford
"He's Not A Soldier" - Little Richard with The King Of Gospel Singers
"Will The Circle Be Unbroken" - Mavis Staples
"I Found Him" - W. L. Hopkins & Deliverance Party*
"I Believe" - Oakland*
"My Time Ain't Long" - Dixieaires*
"Amen" - Otis Redding
"Why We Sing" - Kirk Franklin & The Family
"In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin'" - Harry Belafonte
"Oh, Freedom!" - The Golden Gospel Singers

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Best Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe - Ever. Amen.

Mmm...mmm...fluffy, golden, heavenly puffs of sweet a pan.
Great to take camping this summer.



1 egg
1-1/4 c buttermilk or 1 c buttermilk & 1/4 c milk
2 Tbl melted butter
1 c flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp sugar


Melt the butter in a medium-sized bowl.  Add egg, whisk briskly, then add the buttermilk and mix together.  Measure the remaining dry ingredients together on a paper towel (to eliminate additional mess) or in a separate bowl.  Add dry ingredients to the egg mixture and whisk just enough to moisten together.  Do Not over mix!  There will be lots of lumps, but they will cook out.

Lightly butter a large skillet or preheated electric griddle (350 degrees F).  Wipe down the skillet/griddle between each batch with a paper towel, otherwise your batter will slip all over!  Turn pancakes when surface bubbles begin to break.  (You can place finished pancakes in the oven at warm or low setting until you have completed cooking enough to serve everyone at once).  Serve immediately.


Blueberry or Strawberry Buttermilk Pancakes:  Stir in 1 cup fresh blueberries or fold 1 cup thinly sliced strawberries into batter just before cooking.

Apple Buttermilk Pancakes:  Fold in 1 cup chopped apple into batter.

Peanut Butter Pancakes:  Blend 1/3 cup creamy style peanut butter into batter.

4 Servings.

05.22.11 Playlist

Gospel Brunch Goes Global!
What a great show!  Had my brothers in Hawaii and Arizona listening online - we are streaming live on!!  Very exciting stuff. 

If you have any music you'd like to donate to our station library - we are located in the basement of the Alaska Building @ 1020 W. Main, Ste. 50. Stop by, leave me a comment or  email me.

Day After Rapture Playlist

"Come On Children/He's All Right" - Carlton Pearson, Live at Azusa 3
"I Want Two Wings" - The Golden Gate Quartet
"Noah" - Harry Belafonte
"Mean World" - Norfleet Brothers
"Swing Down, Chariot" - The Golden Gate Quartet
"I Saw The Light" - Wanda Jackson
"Dem Golden Slippers" - The Sons of the Pioneers
"Jesus Walking On The Water" - Violent Femmes
"Want On Nothing" - Hoots & Hellmouth
"People Get Ready" - Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions
"Loved Ones Are Waiting" - Soul Stirrers
"Move On Up A Little Higher" - Brother Joe May
"Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen" - Mahalia Jackson
"Just A Closer Walk With Thee" - Carlton Pearson, Live at Azusa 3
"Pilgrim Of Sorrow" - Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers
"Stand On The Word" - Dorothy Norwood
"Stand On The Word, Pt. 2" - Dorothy Norwood
"Buckle Up My Shoe" - The Dixieaires
"When The Saints" - Jean-Rene' Ella & Friends
"City" - Darrell McFadden
"Your First Day In Heaven" - Statesmen Quartet
"Heaven Must Be A Beautiful Place" - Willie Banks
"Amen" - Bobby Sherman
"Holly Holy" - Neil Diamond
"Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho" - Mahalia Jackson
"Jordan River" - Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens
"Oh Happy Day" - Joan Baez
"Remove Starbucks and Disney" - Reverend Billy & The Church of Stop Shopping
"I Get Joy" - Al Green
"My God Can Do Anything" - Luther Barnes & The Red Budd Gospel Choir
"Spirit In The Sky" - Norman Greenbaum
"I'll Take You There" - The Staple Singers

Sunday, May 15, 2011

05.15.11 Playlist

"Something Within Me" - Jean-Rene' Ella
"When The Saints Go Marching In" - Louis Armstrong
"Do You Know Him" - The Golden Gate Quartet
"God Is The Greatest Creator" - Dixieaires
"God Has Not Promised" - Highway Q.C.'s
"Get Right Church" - Rev. James Cleveland
"Oh Mary Don't You Weep" - Nat King Cole with the First Church of Deliverance Choir
"Eternal Light" - The Golden Gate Quartet
"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" - She and Him
"Gospel Medley" - Destiny's Child
"In My Time Of Dying" - Tom Brosseau
"Good Morning" - Jean-Rene' Ella
"High and Mighty" - Aaron Crisler feat. Dolly Parton
"There's Gonna Be A Singing" - Lester Flatt feat. Betty Jean Robinson
"Just A Little Talk With Jesus" - The Bluegrass Cardinals
"John Saw" - Gold City
"Swing Low" - UB40
"Walking On Sunshine" - Katrina & The Waves with The Soweto Gospel Choir
"I Saw The Light" - Claudelle Clark
"Didn't It Rain" - Mahalia Jackson
"Trouble In My Way" - Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens
"Don't You Talk About It" - The Golden Gate Quartet
"Jesus Came At Midnight" - Kansas City Soul Revivers
"Soon And Very Soon" - Greater Emmanuel Mass Choir
"Encore (Amazing Grace)" - Nell Carter and Dr. Stan Hill with the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
"Holy Spirit" - Dorothy Norwood
"I've Got A Feeling" - New Orleans Gospel Soul Children
"Alabama Poem" - Nikki Giovanni with The New York Community Choir
"Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed" - Blind Willie Johnson
"I Must Tell Jesus" - Sister Jessie Mae Renfro
"What More Can I Do?" - Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens
"Exit Interlude" - Sandtown
"When The Saints Go Marching In" - Clara Ward & The Clara Ward Singers

Sunday, May 8, 2011

05.08.11 Playlist

Happy Mother's Day!!

I mentioned the album artwork from The Mighty Clouds of Joy's vinyl, "Kickin'" on today's broadcast.  It screams 1975 and I absolutely LOVE it!  :)  Great find at a thrift store.  Hope you were as enthusiastic as they were by their "Mighty High" track.  

"Someday, Somewhere" - Bessie Griffin
"When They Ring The Golden Bells" - Southern Tornadoes
"Wade In The Water" - "Big Mama" Thornton
"I Got A Grip" - Mosie Burks
"You Can't Make Me Doubt Him" - The Abyssinian Baptist Choir with Faytha Drayton
"Don't Let Nothin' Shake Your Faith In God" - The Consolers
"Done Got Over" - Highway Q.C's
"Mighty High" - The Mighty Clouds of Joy
"Old School Blvd II" - Dorothy Norwood
"Let Me Hear My Mother Pray Again" - Blind Boys of Alabama
"Dig A Little Deeper" - Fairfield Four
"Amen/This Little Light of Mine" - Etta James
"Gone Home" - The Hee-Haw Gospel Quartet
"Standin' In The Need of Prayer" - The Sons of the Pioneers
"I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow" - The Soggy Bottom Boys
"O Mary, Don't You Weep" - Bruce Springsteen - The Seeger Sessions
"Will The Circle Be Unbroken" - Mavis Staples
"Samson and Delilah" - The Staples Singers
"A Mother's Love" - Johnny Cash
"The Old Gospel Ship" - Le Fevre Trio
"Daddy Sang Bass" - Johnny Cash
"Jesus Is A Rock (In A Weary Land)" - The Charioteers with Frank Sinatra
"I Know My Mother's Mansion Is Higher Than Mine" - The Hee Haw Gospel Quartet
"When The Gates Swing Open" - The Dixie Hummingbirds
"Hallelujah" - Jeff Buckley
"Great Gettin' Up Morning" - Mahalia Jackson
"When I Rose This Morning" - Mississippi Mass Choir
"Everybody Clap Your Hands" - Joshua's Troop
"Thank God For Mama" - The Original Five Blind Boys of Mississippi
"Mama's Song" - Bigg Robb
"No Charge" - Shirley Caesar

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mother's Day Show - 05/08/11

Just left the station with a box full of Gospel cds to listen to and find some treasures to share with the Treasure Valley!  That's the beauty of community radio - you can bring your music in to add to our evolving library so we can broadcast great music on the air.  If you have any music to donate (love vinyls and love any gospel!) email and they will give you instructions on where to drop them off.

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo - First Thursday - and a forecast of 79 degrees!  Lots of things to do in the downtown area, but would love to see you out at Radio Boise.  The Alaska Building is hosting an open house (1020 W. Main St.) so stop by and check us out.

Make sure to tune into my special Mother's Day broadcast this Sunday - May 8th.  I'll be playing some Big Mama Thornton, Mama Burks, and great songs celebrating Mamas!  Have a wonderful rest of your week and I'll catch you Sunday - 10am - noon.

The Inaugural Gospel Brunch Playlist - 05/01/11

"Leaning On The Everlasting Arm" - Sons of the Pioneers
"This Train" - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
"Heaven Is My Home" - Soul Stirrers
"Since The Lord Laid His Hand On Me" - Consolers
"I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray" - Nat King Cole
"Let The Church Roll On" - Mahalia Jackson
"Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody" - The Abyssinian Baptist Choir
"Working On The Building" - Swan Silvertones
"Swing Down, Sweet Chariot" - Elvis Presley
"Brighten The Corner" - The Statesmen Quartet
"Jesus Is A Friend Of Mine" - Swan Silvertones
"Wade In The Water" - Jean-Rene' Ella
"Pride/In The Name Of Love" - Soweto Gospel Choir
"Somebody Prayed For Me" - Dorothy Norwood
"I've Got A Feeling" - Albertina Walker with James Cleveland
"Sweet Jesus" - The Abyssinian Baptist Choir
"Who Is That Knocking" - Norfleet Brothers
"Ezekiel Saw The Wheel" - Dixie Hummingbirds
"Mary, Don't You Weep" - Aretha Franklin
"Remarks by Rev. C.L. Franklin" - Rev. C.L.Franklin
"Why We Sing" - Kirk Franklin & The Family
"This Changing World" - Joiner's Five Trumpets
"Let Us Break Bread Together" - The Blind Boys of Alabama
"Ain't Got Long Here" - Mighty Clouds of Joy
"Oh Lord, I'm In Your Care" - Southern Sons
"The Old Account" - Johnny Cash
"What You Gonna Say To Peter" - The Sons of the Pioneers
"War" - Felicia Taylor
"Oh Happy Day" - Edwin Hawkins
"Souled Out" - Hezekiah Walker & LFC