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Random Play with Doug Cox

Play List 

March 26 - Nanaimo

March 27 - Tofino/Ucluelet

March 28 - Kamloops


Bredda Gravalicious - Wailing Souls

Air - Hair (Movie Soundtrack)

Sweetheart of Sigma Chi - Martin, Bogan & Armstrong

I Want You - Ximena Sarinana

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

Treat Her Right - The Blues Band

Fare Thee Well - Tony Rice

Mother Nature's Son - The Beatles

I've Got Love For You - The Valentinos

Cowboy Take Me Away - The Dixie Chicks

The Revolution Will Be Televised - Jeff Beck

Sweet Baby James - The Seldom SCene

Thorn In My Heart - Kim Richey 

Imagine - Nina Gerber 


Hour Two 

Dolphin Dance - Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams

I'm the Big Big Chief - Anders Osborne & Monk Boudreaux

Hateless - Flo

God's Reply - Lennie Gallant

The Long Goodbye - David Hidalgo & Louie Perez

Give It Away - Kevin Mitchell

Hop, Skip & Jump - Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant

The Bird - Corwin Fox

Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning - David Essig

Poor Little Fool - Ricky Nelson

Good As Gold - Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner

Listen Sister - Leela Gilday

Waterloo Sunset - Ray Davies & Jackson Browne

Do The Bearcat - David Wilcox

Life Is Funky - David Wilcox





Random Play with Doug Cox

March 19 - Nanaimo

March 20 - Tofino/Ucluelet

March 21 - Kamloops


Bad Trick - Ray Wylie Hubbard

Daughter - Doug Cox and Todd Butler

Green Grows The Laurel - Kris Drever

Balinese - ZZ Top

Pray The Devil Back To Hell - Lucinda Williams

Silver Blue - JD Souther

Della Mae - John Lee Hooker

More - Homer and Jethro

Rockit - Herbie Hancock

Henry My Son - Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie

Millennium Jump - Ron Paley Big Band 

Homecoming - The JayHawks

Intro:Loving - India Arie 



Hour Two

If The River Was Whisky - Charlie Poole

Salvation - Elton John

Smilin' - Northern Cree Singers

Let Em Roll - Corey Harris and Henry Butler

Les Oignons - Otis Taylor

Devoted To You - Everly Brothers

Fingerprints Blues - Jo Ann Kelly 

Moscow Nights - Roy Clark

Freefall - Laurie Anderson & Brian Eno

Lonely Town - Charlie Haden with Shirley Horn

Roller Derby Queen - Jim Croce

Letters From Rome - Monk Bodreaux and Anders Osborne

Soy Arriero - Flaco Jiminez



Random Play with Doug Cox

March 12 - Nanaimo

March 13 - Tofino/Ucluelet

March 14 - Kamloops


Keith Richards - Pressure Drop

Malcolm Holcombe - Killing The Blues

Cal Tjader - Guarachi Guaro

Godley & Creme - Get Well Soon

Steve Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra - Everyday People

Ry Cooder - Baby Started Wearing Her Mask 

Sa Dingding - Ha Ha Li Li

Rolling Stones - Melody

Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel - Corrina Corrina

Ziggy Marley, Jack Johnson, Paula Fuga - Cry,Cry,Cry

Santana & McLaughlin - Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord

The James Gang - Rather Be Alone With You


Hour Two 


Jess Lee - You and Me

Roy Clark - Thank God and Greyhound

James Cotton - Next Time You See Me

Emmylou Harris _ Orphan Girl 

Alexis Korner - Mary Open The Door

Oliver! Ensemble - You've Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two

Nina Simone - Don't Smoke In Bed

Keith Jarrett - Spiral Dance

The Thorns - Think It Over 

Chick Corea - The Woods

Dave Brubeck - Take Five 

John Hartford - Boogie 

Lucinda Williams - Bone of Contention 

Audience - The House On The Hill 



March 5th - Nanaimo

March 6th - Tofino/Ucluelet

March 7th - Kamloops


The Beatles - Baby's In Black

Edgar Winter with Rick Derringer - Hang On Sloopy

Nashville Jug Band - Titanic

Joe Jackson - I'm The Man

Rob Ickes Trio - Big Bad Bill

Tish Hinojosa - All My Love

Tom Jones & Jules Holland - Baptism By Fire

Leela Gilday - I Feel Stronger

John Sebastian - Sitting In Limbo

Martin Simpson & Don Flemons - Too Long (I've Been Gone) 

Amos Garrett - Baby Your Feets Is Cold

Bachman Turner Overdrive - Roll On Down The Highway

Los Lobos - Volver Volver 

Muddy Waters - Good Morning Little SchoolGirl 


Hour Two 

Maynard Ferguson - Give It One

The Gourds - Caledonia

Hank Williams - Nobody's Lonesome For Me

Jesse Winchester - That's Where I'm From

Bob Marley and the Wailers - We and Dem

Guy Clark - Rita Ballou

Sam Hurrie - Char Lo

Jerry Douglas - Dobro Solo

Eric Idle - Accountancy Shanty

Rodney Crowell - Please Remember Me

The Neville Bros. - Sister Rosa

Bob Carpenter - Magdalena

Liam Docherty - Wipe My Weeping Eyes

Tom Waits - Better Off Without A Wife 


Random Play with Doug Cox 

Feb 26 - Nanaimo

Feb 27 - Tofino/Ucluelet

Feb 28 - Kamloops


Thomas Dolby - The Toad Lickers 

Abbey Lincoln - Blue Monk

Freddy Fender with Townes Van Zandt - Pancho & Lefty

Bebe & Cece Winans with Mavis Staples - I'll Take You There

Svend Asmussen - Ring Dem Bells

Connie Kaldor - Everyday Moments

Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi - Dzoka Uyamwe

Mark Isham - Never Cry Wolf


Hour Two 

The Spinners with Dionne Warwick - Then Came You

Mother's Finest - Feelin' Alright

Billy Preston - Born To Lose

Ernest Tubb - Walking the Floor Over You

Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers - Calling My Children Home

Joan Armatrading - What Do Boys Dream 

The Guess Who - Follow Your Daughter Home

Imogean Heap - Bad Body Double

Nina Simone - Compensation 

Louis Armstrong - There's No You

Waylon Jennings - Luckenback Texas 

Dolly Parton with Nickel Creek - Blowin In The Wind

Rachelle van Zanten - Oh Mother 

Nick Drake - Which Way 

Adrian Belew - Adidas in Heat 

Inn Echo - Summers with Nan set 


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Feb 19 - Nanaimo

Feb 20 - Tofino/Ucluelet

Feb 21- Kamloops


Bryan Bowers - Opry Reel

George Harrison - Piggies

Sista- Women In Reggae - The World

Colin Hay & The Cuban Band - Be Good Johnny

Mike Garson - Ashes to Ashes

Ed Palermo Big Band - I Want You - She's So Heavy

Bobby Charles - Small Town Talk 

Carole King - It's Too Late

Bellflower - If The Sky Should Fall

Dan Hicks & The Acoustic Warriors - HoneySuckle Rose

Moe Koffman - The Magnificant Cat


Chris Smither - Where I'm Going To

Cornell Dupree & Papa Hodo Medicine Show - Mercy Mercy

John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers - So Many Roads 

David Essig - State of Origin

Raul Malo, Rob Ickes & Pat Flynn - Moon River

The Section - Sitting On The Dock of The Bay

Oh My Darling - Pixou Falls

Laurie Anderson - Only An Expert 

Beppe Gambetta - Leonidi

Rory Block - Everybody Loves John 


Random Play with Doug Cox 

Feb 12- Nanaimo 

Feb 13- Tofino/Ucluelet 

Feb 14 – Kamloops 



Holly Williams – Waiting on June – The Highway 

Bruce Cockburn – Tokyo – Humans 

Jethro Tull – Wondering Aloud – Aqualung 

The New Kentucky Colonels – Soldiers Joy/Blackmountain Rag – Live In Holland 73 

Herbie Hancock w Carlos Santana & Angelique Kidjo – Safitou – Possibilities 

Big Mama Thornton – Unlucky Girl – Ball and Chain 

Eric Johnson – Tribute To Jerry Reed – Cleveland 2016 

Beny Esguerra – Return of the Kuisi – Condor and Eagle 

Poco – Crazy Love – Best Of 

Elvis Costello – Radio Radio – Best Of 

Adrian Belew – Ampersand – Live Overseas 

Dave Brubeck, Louis Armstrong, Lambert, Hendicks and Ross – You Swing Baby – The Real Ambassadors 

John Sebastian – This Sportin' Life – Tarzana Kid 

NRBQ – Never Take The Place of You – Tiddly Winks 

Michael Dunn – Palolo – Resophonics Anonymous 


Hour Two 

Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony #4 in G Major – North German Radio Orchestra & Leopold Ludwig 

Laurence Juber – Dear Prudence – LJ Plays the Beatles Volume 2 

Shaye Zadravec – Night Drive – Now and Then 

Peatbog Faeries – Drone Age – Croftwork 

Rodney Crowell – I Didn't Know I Could Lose You – Diamonds and Dirt 

Ray Charles – What'd I say - Live In Paris 

Boomtown Rats – I Don't Like Mondays – The Fine Art of Surfacing 

Mary Chapin Carpenter – This Shirt – State Of Heart 

Jeff Beck – Day In The House – Guitar Shop 

Ramblin Jack Elliot – If I Were A Carpenter – South Coast 

Maynard Ferguson – Hey Jude – M.F. Horn 2

Random Play 


FEB 5th - Nanaimo

FEb 6th - Tofino/Ucluelet

FEB 7th - Kamloops


Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra – Rockin In Rhythm - The Art of Vocal Jazz 

Nouvelle Vague – Making Plans For Nigel - Best Of 

Jerry Jeff Walker – Morning Song To Sally – Live From Dixies Bar & Bus Stop 

Annie Lou – Envy Won't Let Me Be – Tried and True 

Willie Dixon – Crazy For My Baby – Greatest Blues Masters Ever Made 

The Limeliters – Have Some Madeira M'dear – Right From The Start 

Otis Taylor – Hey Joe – Recapturing the Banjo 

Set 2 

Peppino D'Agostino – Una serata a North Beach – Penumbra 

Leonard Sumner – Questions – Rez Poetry 

Gil Scott Heron – Winter In America - 1984 

Eddi Reader – Dragonflies – 2016 radio Broadcasts 

Bobby Charles – I Can't Quit You – Secrets of the Heart 

John Martyn – Look at The Girl – Live 

Haven't Got A Name – The Brothers Landau 

Set 3 

Tommy Bolin & Friends (John Scofield) – Savannah Woman – Great Gypsy Soul 

Kenny Smith – Sail Away Ladies – Return 

ZZ Top – Heard It On The X – Fandango 

Miles Davis – All Blues – Kind of Blue 

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You? - The best of on Verve 

Elton John – Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy 

Set 4 

Gentle Giant – Giant For A Day 

The Monkees – Gonna Buy Me A Dog 

Loggins & Messina – Be Free – Live 

Dick Gaughan – The World Turned Upside Down 

T-Bone Burnett – I've Always Been A Man Without A Country

Random Play 

Episode 16 

Jan 30, 2021 

Set 1 

BB King – The Blues Come Over Me – There Is Always One More Time 

Tony Trischka – (William Bourroughs) – The Boatman's Dance/Over The Mountains World Turning 

Susan Alcorn Quintet – Pedernal – Pedernal 

The Mavericks – All That Heaven Will Allow – The Millenium Collection 

Lennie Gallant – Has Anybody Seen My Skates – Live Acoustic at the Carleton 

Bill Frisell - Things Will Never Be The Same – Blues Dream 

Brandi Carlile – Eye of the Needle – Acoustic EP 

Set 2 

Bruce Springsteen - Highway Patrolman – Nebraska 

Bruce Hornsby – Mandolin Rain - The Way It Is 

Porter Wagnor & Dolly Parton – The Last Thing On My Mind – Essential 

Snooks Eaglin – Let Me Go Home Whisky – New Orleans Street Singer 

Warren Zevon – They Moved The Moon – Transverse City 

Twin Peaks – Goddamn – Twin Peaks 

Set 3 

CSNY – Treetop Flyer – The Hollywood Bowl – 2006 

Ry Cooder – The Dark End Of The Street - Showtime 

(Bobby King, Terry Evans, Eldridge King) 

Carly Dow – Sunlight Remembers – Comet 

Taj Mahal – Satisfied & Tickled Too 

Jerry Douglas, Russ Barrenberg & Edgar Meyer – Squeezy Pig – Skip Hop and Wobble 

Set 4 

Travels With Charley – Little Willie - Uncle Herb's Amusements 

Fleet Foxes – Bedouin Dress – Helplessness Blues 

Buddy Emmons – Cherokee – Steel Guitar Jazz 

Bruce Cockburn – Dust & Diesel Tunes For Humans – 1988 Ann Arbor 

War – Low Rider – Anthology 

Chet Atkins and Doc Watson – Don't Monkey Round My Wideer – Reflections 

Bob Dylan – I Shall Be Released – The Rolling Thunder Review - 1975

Random Play 

Episode 15 

Jan 13, 2021 

Set 1 

Sweet Honey In The Rock – Breaths 

Novelle Vague – I Melt With You – Best Of 

The Doobie Brothers – Tell Me What You Want (And I'll Give You What You Need ) What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits 

Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger – Circles – Precious Friend 

Stephen Stills – Piece Of me – Man Alive! 

Chris Barber & Dr John – Perdido Street Blues 

Set 2 

Levon Helm –Little Birdies - Dirt Farmer 

Leon Redbone – Diddy Wa Diddy – Portland Oregon 1984 

KD Lang – Helpless – Baltimore Symphony Orchestra – 2004 

Justin Townes Earle – Flint City Shake – Melbourne 2019 

Nils Landgren, Cecile Norby, Celine Bonacina - Love Is Real – Hamburg 2012 

The Heavyweights Brass Band – Why Can't We Be Friends – Don't Bring Me Down 

Alan Parson Project – Eye In The Sky - 

Set 3 

BettySoo & Doug Cox – Light In Your Window – Lie To Me 

Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers – I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent 

Tennessee Ernie Ford and the Starlighters – Cincinnati Dancing Pig 

Tony Rice – Fine As Fine Can Be – Me & My Guitar 

Neil Diamond - Slow It Down – Home Before Dark 

Bert Jansch Inspired – Robert Plant 

The Seldom Scene – The Railroad Line – 2017 

Set 3 

Antonio Carlos and Jocafi sing the Music of Jorge Amado – Capitaes De Areia 

The Beatles (Buck Owens) – Act Naturally – Help 

Roxy Music – Dance Away – Manifesto 

The Stones Project – Miss You – Tim Ries 

The Holmes Brothers – Farther Along - Speaking in Tongues 

Dixie Chicks – Ready To Run – Fly 

Slavek Hanzlik – Spring In The Old Country

Random Play 

Episode 14 

Jan 16, 2021 

Set 1 

Ray Charles – Oh Lonesome Me – Modern Sounds In Country & Western Music 

Bill Frisell (Robin Holcomb) – The End Of The World – Nashville 

Big Al Anderson & The Balls – Pawn Shop Guitars 

Sam Cooke – Shake Rattle & Roll – Nightbeat 

Keith Whiteley – Don't Close Your Eyes 

Shawn Camp – Would You Go With Me – Fireball 

The Cold Club – Nagasaki – The Cold Club 

Rick Danko – Twilight – Live in Northhampton – 1995 

Set 2 

Rod Stewart – Hot Legs – The Sessions 

The Haoles – Because – Hawaiian Holiday 

The Sons Of The Pioneers – Cool Water 

New Grass Revival – One Love/People Get Ready – On The Boulevard 

Los Lobos – Guantanamera – Live 2005 

Louis Bellson Big Band – Time Check – 1980 

Set 3 

The Left Banke – Walk Away Renee – There's Gonna Be A Storm 

Sam Cooke – You Send Me (Demo Version) 

Alison Krauss & Union Station – Wouldn't Be So Bad 

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Delilah – Live 

Duke Ellington – Take The A Train 

The Spinners – Could It Be I'm Falling In Love 

Josh Graves – Just Joshin' – The Great Dobro Sessions 

Elvis Presley – In The Ghetto 

Set 4 

Jimmy LaFave – Sweetheart Like You 

Cowboy – Please Be With Me 

Ken Hamm – Burns Lake Bounce 

Olu Dara – Your Lips – From Natchez to New York 

Mary Flower – Baby Please Don't Go – Green Onions 

Ray Davies with Paloma Faith – Lola – See My Friends 

Keith Richards and George Jones - Say It's Not So – The Bradley Barn Session

Random Play 

Episode 13 

Jan 9, 2021 

Set 1 

Russell Malone Quartet – You Should Know Better – Montreal Jazz Fest 2002 

Tom Paxton – Virginia Morning – Redemption Road 

Doug Cox – While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Without Words 

Eddie Hinton – Everybody Meets Mister Blue – Letters From 


Kevin Breit – Empty – Empty 2007 

Jerry Douglas (with Mumford & Sons & Paul Smon ) – The Boxer -from the Traveler 

Aviva Chernick – A Ti Espanya – Le Serena 

Set 2 

Michael Franks – Popsicle Toes – The Art of Tea 

Nduduzo Makhathini – Beneath The Earth – Modes of Communication: Letters From The Underworld (2020) 

Stevie Wonder w Sting – Higher Ground/Roxanne - 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 

Dave Harris – I'm On My Way – Slim's Blue Dream 

Patrick Godfrey – Here In My Arms – That's Why 

Set 3 

Dennis Ellsworth – Anywhere But Here – Things Change 

John Prine – Ubangi Stomp – Pink Cadillac 

Queen – Doing All Right – Queen 

Hank Snow – The Anniversary Of A Broken Heart 

Ruthie Foster – Hole In My Pocket – Runaway Soul 

Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin – Letter(Unsent) – Edgelarks 

Charles Loyd and the Marvels w Lucinda Williams – Angel 

Set 4 

Jethro Tull – Skating Away – Bursting Out 

Filippo Gambetta – Berzezi/Garbanzo/Aquilone – Otto Baffi 

The Bluegrass Sessions – Wheel Hoss – 1999 Greensboro/NC 

John Martyn – May You Never – Solid Air 

Beyries – You Are – Landing 

Dr John (with the Blind Boys and Nicholas Payton) – What A Wonderful World – Ske-Dat-De-Dat – The Spirit of Satch 

The Silhouettes – Get A Job 

Dyad – Early Early In The Spring – Who's Been Here Since I've Been Gone

Random Play 

Episode 12 

Jan 2, 2021 

Set 1 

The Clovers – Fool, Fool Fool – American Graffiti 

Bobby Charles – Why Are People Like That? - Last Train To Memphis 

Dan Hicks – I Wear A 13D, Doin It, Doin It – 1992 Soundstage 

Edmund Paul Nicodemi – Waiting For The Sunset - Parallel Solitudes 

Nic Jones Trio – Ruins By The Shore – Sidmouth 2013 

Eric Clapton – Sick and Tired – Pilgrim 

Set 2 

Gurrumul – Gathu Mawula 

Bear McCreary – Helo Rescued – BattleStar Gallactica 

Colin Hay – I Came Into Your Store – American Sunshine 

Bill Evans – Stella By Starlight – California Here I Come (Live) 

The Cars – I'm In Touch With Your World – The Cars 

Nils Landgren – Ghost In This House – Sentimental Journey 

Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer – Wings Like An Eagle – Get Up And Do It Right 

Federspiel – Mit em Dampfschiff um de Piz Palu 

Set 3 

Duane Allman (John Hammond Jr) – Shake For Me – Anthology 

Georgie Fame and the Aussie Blue Fames – Riverboat Shuffle – 1987 Melbourne 

Lou Rawls – Groovy People – The Essential Lou Rawls 

David Francey – Long Long Road – So Say We All 

Martin Simpson and Martin Taylor – Time After Time – Liverpool 2012 

Stevie Wonder – Looking For Another Pure Love – Talking Book 

John Mayer – Belief – Continuum 

Set 4 

Booker T Jones – Hang Em High – Live Demo 

Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie – Robbins Nest Take 3 – Ella & Basie! 

David Grisman and Martin Taylor – Mood Indigo – Santa Rosa, CA 1996 

India.Arie – Wings of Forgiveness – Testimony 

Junior Brown – Joe The Singing Janitor – Semi Crazy 

John Martyn – Fines Lines – Sweet Little Memories 

The Persuasions – Brokedown Palace - NY 2001