Wednesday, May 6, 2015

My Radio Boo broadcasts (Wednesday 6 May 2015)


My Radio Boo broadcast with songs of the Rock era based on traditional folk tunes.

You can listen to the broadcast here:
http://yourlisten.com/lefteris.lalos.7/my-radio-boo-broadcasts-wednesday-6-may-2015

22:00 - 23:00

01. Yellow Rose Of Texas - MITCH MILLER (1955)
Traditional American (US) folk song.
US # 1, UK # 2
Watch relevant videoSee lyrics

02. The Saints Rock & Roll - BILL HALEY & HIS COMETS (1956)
Based on the traditional American (US) gospel hymn When The Saints Go Marching In.
US # 18
Watch videoSee lyrics

03. Maybellene - CHUCK BERRY (1955)
Based on the traditional American (US) song Ida Red.
US # 5
Watch videoSee lyrics

04. Stagger Lee - LLOYD PRICE & DON COSTA ORCHESTRA (single1958)
Traditional American (US) song.
US # 1, UK # 7, NL # 7, NO # 8, BE # 19
Watch relevant videoSee lyrics

05. Black Betty - RAM JAM (LP Ram Jam1977)
Traditional American (US) folk song.
UK # 7, US # 18, FR # 2, NL # 6, BE # 4, NZ # 8, DE # 25, AT # 23, AU # 17
Watch videoSee lyrics

06. Whisky In The Jar - THIN LIZZY (single1972)
Traditional Irish song.
UK # 6, DE # 7, NL # 15, BE # 27
American & Irish producers favor the spelling whiskey, Canadian & English the spelling whisky.
Watch videoSee lyrics

07. The House Of The Rising Sun - THE ANIMALS (LP The Animals1964)
Traditional American (US) folk song.
US # 1, UK # 1, NL # 5, BE # 5, DE # 9
Watch videoSee lyrics

08. The Midnight Special - CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL (LP Willie & The Poor Boys1969)
Traditional American (US) folk song.
Watch videoSee lyrics

09. 500 Miles - HOOTERS (LP Zig Zag1989)
Traditional American song originally released by The Journeymen (1961).
SE # 12
Watch videoSee lyrics

10. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) - THE BYRDS (LP Turn! Turn! Turn! 1965)
Song based on the Book Of Ecclesiaistes with music by Pete Seeger, originally released by The Limelighters (1962)
US # 1, DE # 8, NL # 15, UK # 26
Watch videoSee lyrics

11. Guantanamera THE SANDPIPERS (LP Guantanamera1966)
Traditional Cuban song.
US # 9, UK # 7, NL # 3, DE # 22
Watch relevant videoSee lyrics

12La Cucaracha - LOUIS ARMSTRONG (1935)
Traditional Spanish song very popular in Mexico.
Watch relevant video,

13. La Bamba - LOS LOBOS (OST  La Bamba1987)
Traditional Mexican folk song made famous by Ritchie Valens in 1958.
US # 1, UK # 1, FR # 1, CH # 1, NZ # 1, NL # 2, BE # 2, AT # 3, NO # 4, DE # 7
Watch videoSee lyrics

14. Far Away (Αρμενάκι) - DEMIS ROUSSOS (LP Happy To Be..1976)
Traditional Hellenic song (Also interpreted by Γιάννης Πάριος & Δόμνα Σαμίου)
Watch videoSee Hellenic lyricsSee English lyrics
16Buffalo Gals - MALCOLM McLAREN & THE WORLDS FAMOUS SUPREME TEAM (LP Duck Rock1983)
Traditional American (US) song.
UK # 9, NZ # 3, CH # 9, SE # 13, DE # 20, AT # 19, BE # 16
Watch videoSee lyrics

17. Motherless Child - BONEY M (LP Love For Sale1977):
Traditional Negro spiritual song.
Watch videoSee lyrics


23:00 - 00:00

18. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - ERIC CLAPTON (LP There's One In Every Crowd1975)
Historic American (US) spiritual song.
UK # 19, NZ # 15, NL # 26
Watch the videoSee lyrics

19. Wooden Heart (Muss I Denn) - ELVIS PRESLEY (OST G.I. Blues1960)
Traditional German song based on a song by composer Friedrich Silcher.
UK # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, DE # 2, NO # 3, SE # 56, FR # 94
Watch videoSee lyrics

20. Banana Boat (Day-O) - HARRY BELAFONTE (LP Calypso1956)
Traditional Jamaican mento folk song.
US # 5, UK # 2, NL # 1, BE # 1, FR # 18, NZ # 48
Watch relevant videoSee lyrics

21. El Condor Pasa - SIMON & GARFUNKEL (LP Bridge Over Troubled Water1970)
Traditional Andean (Peruvian) song
DE # 1, NL # 1, ES # 1, CH # 1, AT # 1, BE # 1, AU # 1, US # 18
Watch videoSee lyrics

22. Tom Dooley - THE KINGSTON TRIO (LP The Kinghston Trio1958)
Traditional North Carolina (US) song
US # 1
Watch relevant videoSee lyrics

23John Barleycorn - TRAFFIC (LP John Barleycorn Must Die1970)
Traditional British folk song about the importance of barley in the production of beer & whiskey.
Watch relevant videoSee lyrics

24. Scarborough Fair - SIMON & GARFUNKEL (LP Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme1966)
Traditional English song.
US # 11
Watch videoSee lyrics

25. Uska Dara (A Turkish Tale) - EARTHA KITT (LP RCA Victor presents Eartha Kitt1953)
Based on a traditional Turkish song.
Watch videoSee lyrics

26. Hava Nagila - HARRY BELAFONTE (LP At Carnegie Hall1959)
Traditional Israeli folk song.
Watch relevant videoSee lyrics

27. Mustafa - LEO LEANDROS (single1960)
Traditional Midlle-Eastern song first released by Bob Azzam (1960)
DE # 2
Watch relevant videoWatch Δούκισσα versionWatch Αγγελόπουλος versionSee lyrics

28. Les 40 Braves (40 Παλληκάρια) - ΕΙΡΗΝΗ ΠΑΠΑ & ΒΑΓΓΕΛΗΣ ΠΑΠΑΘΑΝΑΣΙΟΥ (IRENE PAPAS & VANGELIS) (LP Ωδές / Odes1979)
Traditional Hellenic song.
Watch relevant videoSee lyrics

29. Belfast Child SIMPLE MINDS (LP Street Fighting Years1989)
Based on the traditional Irish song She Moved Through The Fair.
UK # 1, NL # 1, BE # 2, NO # 9, AU # 12
Watch videoSee lyrics

30. El Garrotin - HEVIA (single, 1999 / LP Tierra De Nadie1998)
Traditional tune from AsturiasSpain.
Watch relevant video

31. Amazing Grace - MILITARY BAND OF THE ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS (LP Amazing Grace1972)
Based on a Christian hymn published in 1779.
UK # 1, CH # 3, NO # 5, DE # 11, NL # 15, BE # 23
Watch relevant video

32. Midnight In Moscow - KENNY BALL & HIS JAZZMEN (1961 / LP Midnight In Moscow, 1962)
Based on the Russian song Moscow Nights.
Watch video


Some other known ''traditional'' songs with known composers:

Donna Donna - JOAN BAEZ (Yiddish song) Watch video
Hamam - ANNABOUBOULA (Hellenic rebetiko song composed by Anestis Delias)
Im Nin Alu - OFRA HAZA (Jewish Yemenite song based on a Hebrew poem) Watch video
Kalinka (Russian song) Watch video
The Great Song Of Indifference - BOB GELDOF (Irish song) Watch video
The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) - SOLOMON LINDA, THE TOKENS, TIGHT FIT (Zulu song)
Words (CHRISTIANS) / Women Of Ireland (Irish song) Watch video


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