Random Play Radio Show

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Random Play features rare and not-so-rare recordings mixed with Doug's stories and observations about the music, the music business and the men and women who make the music. 

Listen LIVE on the Radio

Random play is now on CHLY 101.7 FM in Nanaimo, Friday Nights from 8 to 10 (Pacific Time) 

in Tofino/Ucluelet at TUFF CITY RADIO or, on your Radio Player APP every Saturday from 1 to 3 (Pacific Time) 

in Salmon Arm on CKVS (The Voice of Shuswap Community Radio) 93.7 FM, every Saturday from 4 to 6 (Pacific Time) 

in Kamloops at CFBX 92.5 at Thompson Rivers University every Sunday from 5 to 7 (Pacific Time) streaming at theex.ca 

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Random Play Radio Show July 23, HR 1   

My Eyes - Laurie Anderson

Speak Low - Nils Landgren

Toloache - Flor de Toloache

I've Got A Tiger By The Tail - Buck Owens

A Pirate Looks At Forty - Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews, Tim Reynolds

Let's Get It On - Edgar Winter's White Trash

The Fire - The Avett Brothers

The Root - Magna Carda

Memories - Leonard Sumner

Watching The River Run - Loggins and Messina

Standing at the Burying Ground - Mississippi Fred McDowell

Me and Bobby McGee - Dolly Parton and Kris Kristofferson 


Random Play Radio Show July 23, HR 2  

Get In The Wind - New Grass Revival

Illinois River - John Hartford

Shiver Me Timbers - Tom Waits

Big Electric Cat - Adrian Belew 

We Are The Robots - Kraftwerk

Everybody Wants A Cowboy - NRBQ & Skeeter Davis

Summer Breeze - George Benson & Al Jarreau

Wild & Wicked Ways - Leon Redbone

Sleepless - Melo Makes Music

My Feet Can't Fail Me Now - Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Castle In Spain - Buster Poindexter

ABC Boogie - Bill Haley

Ain't That So - Roxy Music

Random Play Radio Show July 16, HR 1   

Son of Man - Graham Gouldman & Kevin Godley 

John Handy - Tony Rice

Along the Way - Bert Jansch & John Renbourn

Honky Tonk Song - Webb Pierce

Ghost Riders In The Sky - Sons of the Pioneers

Columbus Stockade Blues - Bill Bourne & the Free Radio Band

It Ain't My Baby - Ruby Grayzell

I'm Obscured - Dennis Ellsworth & Kinley Dowling

A Lua do Amazonia - Orville Johnson

Talking to Myself - Frank Hoorn

Coming Back Home - Garrett, Sahm, Taylor

Hey Buddy - The Cold Club

Caledonia - James Cotton

Silver Blue - JD Souther

Unicorns - June Tabor & Martin Simpson 



Random Play Radio Show July 16 Hr 2  

Aghrab - Moody Amiri

You Win Again - George Jones

It Ain't Me Babe - Band of Skulls

Sure As I'm Sittin Here - John Hiatt

Jumpin with Symphony Sid - Van Morrison w Georgie Fame

Bala Nak - Mynta

Footsteps Fall - Eddie Reader

Running Back - Thin Lizzy

Love the One You're With - Mothers Finest

Pacing the Cage - Bruce Cockburn

3 x 7 - Doc & Merle Watson

Muddy Water Mississippi Delta Home - Tony Rice, Bill Emerson, Jerry Douglas

Wonderful Woman - Chuck Berry

River - 100 Mile House


Random Play Radio Show July 9, HR 1   

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - BB King

Ain't Misbehavin' - Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie

On The Road - Max Webster

Howlin' At The Moon - Hank Williams

FingerPainting - V.S.O.P. Quintette

Electric Funeral - Black Sabbath

Long Black Veil - Lefty Frizzell

Drivin' Thunder - Stephen Stills

Rodney's Glory - Kris Drever

Alright I'm Wrong - Flaco Jiminez

Mexican Blackbird - ZZ Top

Draggin The Line - Tommy James

Folks Back Home - Clarence Gatemouth Brown

Las Simples Cosas - Chavela Vargas

You Ain't Going Nowhere - Bob Dylan 


Random Play Radio Show July 9, HR 2  

The Best Of My Love - The Eagles

I'm Lucky - Joan Armatrading

Hocus Pocus - Focus

So Straight and Slow - Robin Holcomb

No Judges - Kim Richey

A Big Truck Bought It - Ronny Cox

Busted - John Scofield

Dead Flowers - Jerry Lee Lewis with Mick Jagger

Something Stupid - The Mavericks with Trisha Yearwood

Summer Wages - Tony Rice

Goodnight Irene - The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

Angeline - John Martyn 

One Minute Song - Dean Jones


Random Play Radio Show July 2 HR 1  

When You're Hot You're Hot -  Jerry Reed

Summer - War

Hot Fun In The Summertime - Sly & The Family Stone

Can't Find My Way Home - Ellen McIlwaine

Born Under A Bad Sign - Ellen McIlwaine

MockingBird - Ellen McIlwaine

I Like To Slide - Doug Cox with - Ellen McIlwaine

Lean on Me - Ellen McIlwaine

Standing on Shakey Ground - Ellen McIlwaine

Egyptian Blues - Ellen McIlwaine

Bled My Blood - Leonard Sumner 




Random Play Radio Show July 2, HR 2   

Rattlin' Bones - Dirt Road Opera

No Regrets - Tom Jackson

Careful & Kind - PK Tessman

The World Is A Tangle - Jontavious Willis

Revival - Bettysoo

Breathless - William Prince

I Need Water - Colin Linden

Hangman - Angel Forrest 

Satellite Man - Satellite & The Harpoonist 

Decolonize Yourself - David Vest

Read Camera - Corwin Fox

Treehouse - Helen Austin

Take Me To The River - Ellen McIlwaine







Random Play Radio Show June 25, HR 1   

Like Crying - Fleetwood Mac

Louis Riel - The Formerly Brothers

Don't Smoke In Bed - Nina Simone

Let It Simmer - Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks

Flying Fox - Ivan Rosenberg

Easy - Patrick Godfery

Spiral - Giuseppi Logan

Four Strong Winds - Allison Krauss, Tony Rice

The Sunday Blues - Mark Crissinger

New Country - Jean Luc Ponty

Ana Wa Habibi - Gordon Grdina's Haram

Los Ojos De Pancha - Los Lobos

Fan It - Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel 


Random Play Radio Show June 25, HR 2  

A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley 

Guitar Shop - Jeff Beck

No Name Girl - John Prine

Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Edward (TAT) Tatoosh

Swingin' On The Strings - Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant

Dance In The Sunshine - Wu Man and Son de San Diego

The Koln Concert Part 2- Keith Jarrett 

Many A Fine Lady - Townes Van Zandt 

You Never Even Call Me By My Name - Steve Goodman

Oye, Isabel - The Iguanas

I Got Rhythm - Ethal Waters

Roll Call - NRBQ