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The FNPS: Episode 76 - Richard H. Kirk, pt. 1

On this week's show, in memory of his recent passing, we're doing a retrospective on Richard H. Kirk's work with, and as, Cabaret Voltaire. Next week, we'll dive into his solo work...of which there is a TON.

  • Cabaret Voltaire - The Possibility Of A Bum Trip 
  • Cabaret Voltaire - Do The Snake
  • Cabaret Voltaire - A Touch Of Evil
  • Cabaret Voltaire - Walls of Kyoto
  • Cabaret Voltaire - Yashar
  • Cabaret Voltaire - Just Fascination (7” Version)
  • Cabaret Voltaire - James Brown (7” Version)
  • Cabaret Voltaire - Sleepwalking
  • Cabaret Voltaire - Warm
  • Cabaret Voltaire - Why Kill Time (When You Can Kill Yourself)
  • Cabaret Voltaire - Thank You America
  • Cabaret Voltaire - Searchin’
  • Cabaret Voltaire - This Is Our Religion
  • Cabaret Voltaire - Afterglow
  • Cabaret Voltaire - The Root
  • Kora & Cabaret Voltaire - Pop Your Bubble
  • The Tivoli vs. Cabaret Voltaire - Common Foot Soldiers
  • Cabaret Voltaire - Universal Energy
  • Cabaret Voltaire - The Power (Of Their Knowledge)

The FNPS: Episode 75 - Leonard Cohen, pt.1 (09-17-2021)

On this week's show, we're paying tribute to Leonard Cohen on what would have been his 87th birthday. I've got a wide range of covers of his material to share with you, and this will definitely be a two-parter, with the second part dropping at the beginning of November.

  • Monsieur Camembert - Suzanne
  • Emmylou Harris - The Stranger Song
  • Beth Orton - Sisters Of Mercy
  • James - So Long, Marianne
  • The Lemonheads ft. Liv Tyler - Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye
  • Harvey Milk - One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong
  • The Neville Brothers - Bird On A Wire
  • Goteki - The Partisan
  • Judy Collins - Dress Rehearsal Rag
  • Tori Amos - Famous Blue Raincoat
  • Adam Cohen & Lana Del Ray - Chelsea Hotel No.2
  • Buck 65 & Jenn Grant - Who By Fire
  • The Civil Wars - Dance Me To The End Of Love
  • Martin L. Gore - Coming Back To You
  • Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
  • Jennifer Warnes - First We Take Manhattan
  • Ane Brun - Ain’t No Cure For Love
  • Concrete Blonde - Everybody Knows
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - I’m Your Man
  • The Jesus & Mary Chain - Tower Of Song
  • Mia Dyson - Waiting For The Miracle
  • Billy Joel - Light As The Breeze

The FNPS: Episode 74 - The Tulsa Sound (09-10-2021)

On this week's episode, we're taking a look at the Tulsa sound. In addition to listening to some of the key songs and key players, we're also going to check out some the artists who were influenced by the Tulsa sound, and a few of the newer songs from the sound.

  • Clyde Stacey - Hoy Hoy
  • Rocky Curtiss and the Harmony Flames - I Told Myself A Lie
  • Flash Terry - She’s My Baby
  • Jesse Aycox - Black Cherry
  • Taj Mahal - EZ Rider
  • Leon Russell - Tightrope
  • JJ Cale - Cocaine
  • Roger Tillison - Down In The Flood
  • Teegarden & Van Winkle - God, Love & Rock N’ Roll
  • Delaney & Bonnie - Comin’ Home
  • Bobby Keys - Steal From A King 
  • Elvin Bishop - Calling All Cows
  • David Gates - Can I Call You
  • The Gap Band - Steppin’ (Out)
  • Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love
  • Joe Cocker - Delta Lady (live)
  • Neil Young - The Needle And The Damage Done
  • Bob Seeger & The Silver Bullet Band - Against The Wind
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - I Won’t Back Down
  • Pink Floyd - One Slip
  • The Tractors - Baby Likes To Rock It
  • John Moreland - High On Tulsa Heat
  • Red Dirt Rangers - Staring Down The Sun  
  • John Calvin Abney - Way Out
  • Jacob Tovar & The Saddle Tramps - Three Good Reasons

The FNPS: Episode 73 - Lee ”Scratch” Perry (09-03-2021)

After an unintended three-week hiatus, we're back! The mic cacked out halfway through the live broadcast and I had to re-record all the dialogue between songs, which was complicated by the too-loud air show happening right.over.my.head (and the reason why I sound so nonplussed in much of this episode). So, apologies for the hiatus and the delay, but without any further ado, this week, we have a brief retrospective on Lee "Scratch" Perry, who passed away on August 29th. The length and breadth of the man's career make it impossible to cover adequately in a single two-hour block, but I sure did my best.

  • Lee “King” Perry - Run For Cover
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry - People Funny Boy
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers - Mr. Brown
  • Lee "Scratch" Perry & The Upsetters - Black Panta
  • The Heptones - Baby I Need Your Love
  • The Congos - Children Crying
  • Junior Murvin - Police & Thieves 
  • The Clash - Complete Control
  • The Meditations - House of Parliament
  • Lee "Scratch" Perry - Curly Locks
  • Lee "Scratch" Perry & The Mad Professor - I’m Not A Human Being
  • The Beastie Boys ft. Lee "Scratch" Perry - Dr. Lee, PhD
  • Lee "Scratch" Perry - Message From The Black Ark Studios
  • Lee "Scratch" Perry ft. Andrew W.K. - Chooga Cane
  • Lee "Scratch" Perry ft. Keith Richards - Heavy Voodoo
  • Lee "Scratch" Perry ft. George Clinton - Heads Gonna Roll
  • Lee "Scratch" Perry & Adrian Sherwood - Elixir of Life
  • Dubblestandart ft. Lee "Scratch" Perry - Iron Devil (Subatomic Sound System Dubstep Remix)
  • Subatomic Sound System ft. Ari Up & Lee "Scratch" Perry - Hello Hello Hell Is Very Low
  • The Orb ft. Lee "Scratch" Perry - Golden Clouds (OICHO Remix)
  • Forest Swords - Thor’s Stone (Lee Scratch Perry Remix)
  • Lee "Scratch" Perry & Pura Vida - Feeling So Good
  • Lee "Scratch" Perry & Mr. Green ft. Daniel Son & HR of The Bad Brains - Streak of Luck
  • Ral Ston ft. Lee "Scratch" Perry - No Bloody Friends

The FNPS: Episode 72 - 40s Duets (08-06-2021)

I hope you're not sick of duets, because we're not quite done with them yet! On this week's show, we're looking at the most popular duets of the 40s. Please enjoy this sampling of finely aged Roquefort ;)

  • Kay Kyser & His Orchestra with Harry, Ginny, Jack & Ish - Friendship
  • Bing Crosby & Connee Boswell - Between 18th & 19th on Chestnut Street
  • Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Bob Eberly & Helen O’Connell - Green Eyes
  • Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Bob Eberly & Helen O’Connell - Amapola
  • Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Sy Oliver & Jo Stafford - Yes Indeed!
  • Glenn Miller & His Orchestra with Tex Beneke, Paula Kelly & The Modernaires - Chattanooga Choo Choo
  • Glenn Miller & His Orchestra with Tex Beneke & The Modernaires - Boogily Woogily Piggy
  • Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Frank Sinatra, Connie Haines & The Pied Pipers - Oh! Look At Me Now
  • Swing & Sway with Sammy Kaye & The Glee Club - Remember Pearl Harbor
  • Kay Kyser & His Orchestra with Jack Martin & The Glee Club - Strip Polka
  • Bob Eberly & Helen O’Connell - Tangerine
  • Bing Crosby & Trudy Irwin - People Will Say We’re In Love
  • Bing Crosby & Trudy Irwin - Oh! What A Beautiful Mornin’
  • Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters - Pistol Packin’ Mama
  • Judy Garland & Gene Kelly - For Me And My Gal
  • Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots - I’m Making Believe
  • Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Bob Eberly & Kitty Kallen - Star Eyes
  • Dick Haymes & Helen Forrest - Long Ago And Far Away
  • Dick Haymes & Helen Forrest - Together
  • Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters - Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t (My Baby)
  • Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers - Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
  • Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Bob Eberly & Kitty Kallen - Besame Mucho (Kiss Me Much)
  • Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots - Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
  • Bing Crosby & The Williams Brothers - Swinging On A Star
  • Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots - I’m Beginning To See The Light
  • Dick Haymes & Helen Forrest - Oh, What It Seemed To Be
  • The Andrews Sisters & The Les Paul Trio - Rumors Are Flying
  • The Modernaires with Paula Kelly - To Each His Own
  • Russ Morgan & Mill Herth - I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover
  • Doris Day & Buddy Clark - Love Somebody
  • Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae - Bluebird Of Happiness
  • Jon & Sondra Steele - My Happiness
  • Sons of The Pioneers - Cool Water
  • Perry Como with The Fontane Sisters - ‘A’, You’re Adorable
  • Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae - Whispering Hope
  • Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely - Slippin’ Around

The FNPS: Episode 71 - 50s Duets (07-30-2021)

This week we continue our traipse through the history of duets with a jaunt through the 50s. Some lovely gems, and some true fromage (Camembert, perhaps!).

  • Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely - Broken Down Merry Go Round
  • Tony Martin & Fran Warren - I Said My Pajamas (and Put On My Prayers)
  • Dinah Shore & Tony Martin - A Penny A Kiss
  • Gary & Bing Crosby - Simple Melody
  • The Andrews Sisters & Gordon Jenkins - I Want To Be Loved
  • Sammy Kay & Don Cornell - It Isn’t Fair
  • Tennessee Ernie Ford & Kay Starr - I’ll Never Be Free
  • Guy Mitchell & Mitch Miller - My Heart Cries For You
  • Debbie Reynolds & Carleton Carpenter - Aba Daba Honeymoon
  • Frankie Laine & Jo Stafford - Hey Good Lookin’
  • Doris Day & Frankie Laine - Sugarbush
  • Frankie Laine & Jimmy Boyd - Tell Me A Story
  • Suzi Miller & The Johnston Brothers - Happy Days and Lonely Nights
  • Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters - Honey Love
  • Les Paul & Mary Ford - I’m A Fool To Care
  • Johnnie & Jack - Oh Baby Mine (I Get So Lonely)
  • Kitty Wells & Red Foley - You And Me
  • Patience & Prudence - Tonight You Belong To Me
  • Shirley & Lee - Let The Good Times Roll
  • The McGuire Sisters - Picnic
  • Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  • Grace Kelly & Bing Crosby - True Love
  • The Del Vikings - Come Go With Me
  • Mickey & Sylvia - Love Is Strange
  • Johnnie & Joe - Over The Mountain and Across The Sea
  • Louis Prima & Keely Smith - That Old Black Magic
  • Robert & Johnny - We Belong Together
  • Jan & Dean - Jennie Lee
  • Tony & Joe - The Freeze
  • Art & Dotty Todd - Chanson d’Amour
  • Jan & Dean - Baby Talk
  • Dion & The Belmonts - A Teenager In Love
  • Edd Byrnes & Connie Stevens - Kookie, Kookie Lend Me Your Comb
  • Travis & Bob - Tell Him No
  • Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper - Big Midnight Special
  • Jamie & Jane - Snuggle Up Baby
  • Santo & Johnny - Blue Moon
  • David Seville & The Chipmunks - Alvin’s Harmonica

The FNPS: Episode 70 - 60s Duets (07-23-2021)

We're going to stick with our little jaunt through the duets of the decades, this week making a pass through the 1960s. How far back will I go? Stick around and find out! In the meantime, enjoy some fine gorgonzola ;)

  • Everly Brothers - When Will I Be Loved
  • Brook Benton and Dinah Washington - Baby (You've Got What It Takes)
  • Santo & Johnny - Tear Drop
  • The Louvin Brothers - My Baby’s Gone
  • Skip & Flip - Cherry Pie
  • Jerry Butler ft. Curtis Mayfield - I’m A-Tellin’ You
  • Dick & Dee Dee - The Mountain’s High
  • Ray Charles & Margie Hendricks - Hit The Road, Jack
  • Dale and Grace - I'm Leaving It All Up To You
  • Inez & Charlie Foxx - Mockingbird
  • Nino Tempo & April Stevens - Deep Purple
  • Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - Ballad Of Jed Clampett
  • Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence
  • Jerry Butler & Betty Everett - Let It Be Me
  • Righteous Brothers - You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
  • Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe
  • Otis Redding and Carla Thomas - Tramp
  • Chuck Jackson and Maxine Brown - Something You Got
  • Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston - It Takes Two
  • Sam and Dave - Hold On I’m Comin’
  • Peter & Gordon - Lady Godiva
  • Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra - Some Velvet Morning
  • Frank & Nancy Sinatra - Somethin’ Stupid
  • Johnny Cash & June Carter-Cash - Jackson
  • Bill Anderson & Jan Howard - For Loving You
  • James and Bobby Purify - Shake A Tailfeather
  • Peaches and Herb - Close Your Eyes
  • Paul and Paula - Hey Paula
  • Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - You're All I Need To Get By
  • Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson - Pickin’ Wild Mountain Berries
  • Gene & Debbe - Playboy
  • Zager & Evans - In The Year 2525
  • Fontella Bass and Tina Turner - Poor Little Fool

The FNPS: Episode 69 - 70s Duets (07-16-2021)

Our exploration of duet-flavoured cheese continues this week (thanks to a three-day migraine) with 70s duets! We'll call this the Limburger episode ^_^

  • Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn - Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man
  • Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner - Run That By Me One More Time
  • Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings - Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
  • Mel & Tim - Starting All Over Again
  • Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
  • Kate Bush & Peter Gabriel - Another Day
  • England Dan & John Ford Coley - I'd Really Love To See You Tonight
  • Eddie Floyd & Dorothy Moore - We Should Really Be In Love
  • Kenny Loggins & Stevie Nicks - Whenever I Call You, Friend
  • Elton John & Kiki Dee - Don't Go Breaking My Heart
  • John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - You're The One That I Want
  • Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. - You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show)
  • Leon & Mary Russell - Rainbow In Your Eyes
  • Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams - Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
  • Ashford & Simpson - Crazy
  • Marvin Gaye & Diana Ross - My Mistake (Was To Love You)
  • Diana Ross & Michael Jackson - Ease On Down The Road
  • Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer - No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
  • Stevie Wonder & Syreeta Wright - To Know You Is To Love You
  • Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - Where Is The Love?
  • Minnie Riperton ft. Peabo Bryson - Here We Go
  • Norman Connors ft. Michael Henderson & Jean Carn - Valentine Love
  • Thelma Houston & Jerry Butler - It's A Lifetime Thing
  • George & Gwen McCrae - Winners Together Or Losers Apart
  • Teena Marie & Rick James - I'm A Sucker For Your Love
  • Ike & Tina Turner - Proud Mary
  • McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now

The FNPS: Episode 68 - 80s Duets (07-09-2021)

On this week's show, we dive into a subset of the power ballad: duets! The 80s was a special time for duets, and so I've picked a selection of some of the stinkiest fromage of the era, just for you! 

  • Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - Endless Love
  • Dan Hill & Vonda Sheppard - Can't We Try
  • Bryan Adams & Tina Turner - It's Only Love
  • Clarence Clemons & Jackson Browne - You're A Friend Of Mine
  • Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield - What Have I Done To Deserve This?
  • Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush - Don't Give Up
  • Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney - Say Say Say
  • Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder - Ebony & Ivory
  • Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers - Islands In The Stream
  • Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton - We've Got Tonight
  • Peter Cetera & Cher - After All
  • Peter Cetera & Chaka Khan - Feels Like Heaven
  • Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin - Separate Lives
  • Philip Bailey & Phil Collins - Easy Lover
  • Stevie Nicks & Don Henley - Leather & Lace
  • Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
  • Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes - Up Where We Belong
  • Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes - (I've Had) The Time Of My Life
  • Teddy Pendergrass & Whitney Houston - Hold Me
  • Whitney Houston & Jermaine Jackson - If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful
  • Aaron Neville & Linda Ronstadt - Don't Know Much
  • Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram - Somewhere Out There
  • George Michael & Aretha Franklin - I Knew You Were Waiting
  • Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin - Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves
  • Annie Lennox & Al Green - Put A Little Love In Your Heart
  • David Bowie & Mick Jagger - Dancing In The Street
  • Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure

The FNPS: Episode 67 - Diss Tracks (07-02-2021)

On this week's episode, we dive into diss tracks, particularly those from the early 80s to the early aughts, and talk a bit about the various rivalries in hip hop and gangsta rap. Fair warning, the lyrics can be homophobic and misogynistic, and there's a ton of swearing, including a bit from me. So...use your best judgment about whether this one's for you.

  • UTFO - Roxanne Roxanne
  • Roxanne Shante - Roxanne’s Revenge (Street Version)
  • MC Shan - The Bridge
  • Boogie Down Productions - South Bronx
  • Kool Moe Dee - How Ya Like Me Now
  • LL Cool J - To The Break of Dawn
  • Tim Dog - F*ck Compton
  • NWA - 100 Miles And Running
  • Ice Cube - No Vaseline
  • Dr. Dre Day - F*ck with Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin')
  • Eazy-E - Real Muthaphuckkin Gs
  • DJ Quik - Dollaz & Sense
  • Tha Dogg Pound - New York, New York
  • Capone-N-Noreaga ft. Mobb Deep & Tragedy Khadafi - LA, LA (Kuwait Mix)
  • Tupac Shakur - Hit 'Em Up
  • Notorious BIG - Who Shot Ya?
  • Mack 10 ft. Ice Cube & WC - Westside Slaughterhouse
  • Common - The B*tch In Yoo (Street Version)
  • Jay-Z - Takeover
  • Nas - Ether
  • Eminem - Without Me
  • Base Attack - Nobody Listens To Techno (Flashrider Mix)
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