Best of Jazz 2006

Best of Jazz 2006 : 1. Pithecanthropus Erectus – Paul Motian 2. Someday I’ll Find You – Sonny Rollins 3. Autumn Variations – Alan Broadbent 4. The Elephant Sleeps But Still Remembers – Jack DeJohnette 5. Infinito Particular – Marisa Monte 6. Summer Day – Pat Metheny 7. Trista – Tomasz Stanko Quartet 8. Evan’s-ville – Chico Hamilton 9. Isn’t This A Lovely Day? – Diana Krall 10. Woke Up This Morning – Taylor Eigsti 11. He puts on his coat and leaves – Jason Moran 12. With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair – Harry Allen 13. Jack Baker – Branford Marsalis 14. I Saw You Do It – Russell Malone 15. Midnight Cowboy – Ben Allison 16. Inutil Paissagem (Useless Landscapes) – Ignacio Berroa 17. Namana – Julia Sarr 18. Hero As A Boy – Donny McCaslin 19. Strike A Match – Cassandra Wilson 20. The Leak – Dave Holland 21. Isn’t It A Pity – Scott Hamilton 22. Perdoa Meu Amor – Marisa Monte 23. Her Lost Smile – Bob Belden 24. Sem Compromisso – Celso Fonseca 25. Kensington High – Ted Nash

Rhapsody’s Best of 2006

Rhapsody’s Best of 2006: Creating a personal playlist of this year’s best albums may be an easy task. But trying to have over a dozen music nerds see eye to eye on any “best of” collection definitely wreaks chaos. After countless e-mail bombs, lunchtime debates and virtual fist fights, we finally made peace. Have a listen to the Rhapsody team’s all-time favorite albums of 2006 in one of the last playlists of the year. 1. The Funeral – Band Of Horses 2. I Was A Lover – TV On The Radio 3. Crazy – Gnarls Barkley 4. Another Sunny Day – Belle and Sebastian 5. Workinonit – J Dilla 6. The Greatest – Cat Power 7. Poison Cup – M. Ward 8. Shakey Dog (Album Version (Edited)) – Ghostface 9. The First Song – Band Of Horses 10. Hours – TV On The Radio 11. Smiley Faces – Gnarls Barkley 12. Song For The Sunshine – Belle and Sebastian 13. Time: The Donut of the Heart – J Dilla 14. Love and Communication – Cat Power 15. Requiem – M. Ward 16. Kilo (Album Version (Edited)) – Ghostface

New Year Mix

New Year Mix: Happy New Year! 1. Auld Lang Syne – Jimi Hendrix 2. Happy New Year – Abba 3. Let’s Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix) – Prince 4. ‘Happy New Year’ Promo – Jan and Dean 5. New Year’s Day – U2 6. After Midnight – Eric Clapton 7. Starting Over – Tom Jones 8. New Year’s Resolution – Otis Redding 9. Changes – David Bowie 10. Resolution – Motion City Soundtrack 11. Cool Change – Little River Band 12. Exercise – Clem Snide 13. I Quit Smokin’ Today – Harold Mark Jordan 14. Quit Smoking – Mache Seibel 15. Gotta Lose Weight – Tony Goldmark 16. New Year – Living Things 17. Happy New Year – Deathray 18. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? – Ella Fitzgerald 19. Let’s Start The New Year Right – Bing Crosby 20. Auld Lang Syne – Guy Lombardo

If You Ain’t First, You’re Last

If You Ain’t First, You’re Last: 1. We Are The Champions – Queen 2. Winning – Santana 3. Move It On Over – George Thorogood 4. Take It On The Run – REO Speedwagon 5. NASCAR Time – Pat Boone 6. Open Arms – Journey 7. Drive – The Cars 8. It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over – Lenny Kravitz 9. Race Car Ya-Yas – Cake 10. Race Car Grin You Ain’t No Landmark – Modest Mouse 11. Drive – R.E.M. 12. Driving Too Fast – The Rolling Stones 13. Everyday Is A Winding Road – Sheryl Crow 14. The Road I’m On – 3 Doors Down 15. Driving Wheel – Al Green 16. Driving – (previously unreleased) – P.J. Harvey 17. Drivin’ Blind – Little Feat

James Bond Forever

James Bond Forever: 1. The Name’s Bond… James Bond – Nicholas Dodd 2. You Know My Name – Chris Cornell 3. Sock It To ‘Em J.B. – The Specials 4. Goldfinger – Shirley Bassey 5. We Have All The Time In The World – Fun Lovin’ Criminals 6. You Only Live Twice – Nancy Sinatra 7. Nobody Does It Better – Carly Simon 8. Live And Let Die – City of Prague Philharmonic 9. For Your Eyes Only – Sheena Easton 10. The Look Of Love – Dusty Springfield 11. Diamonds Are Forever – Shirley Bassey 12. A View To A Kill – Duran Duran 13. 007 – Count Basie 14. Moonraker – Shirley Bassey 15. The Living Daylights – a-ha 16. The Man With The Golden Gun – Lulu

KFOG’s "Irish Greg" McQuaid’s Top Picks

KFOG’s "Irish Greg" McQuaid’s Top Picks As producer for KFOG’s morning show, “Irish” Greg McQuaid finds timely topics to discuss and engaging people to talk to. Who knew such an organized guy would offer up such a diverse (that’s polite for “all over the place”) playlist! Jangly gems from the ’60s (Byrds) and ’70s (Flamin’ Groovies) sit alongside ’80s faves (Replacements) and a host of sparkling contemporary sounds such as Calexico and Josh Rouse.

Warner Music Group’s Holiday Mix: Nice

Warner Music Group’s Holiday Mix: Nice: For this playlist, Warner Music presents their favorite “nice” holiday favorites — for the lighter side of the season. 1. Welcome Christmas – Dr. Seuss – How The Grinch Stole Christmas 2. Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Barenaked Ladies 3. Here Comes Santa Claus / Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Linda Eder 4. It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Amy Grant 5. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (LP Version) – Chicago 6. The Christmas Song, – (with Nat ‘King’ Cole) – Natalie Cole 7. Merry Christmas Baby – Otis Redding 8. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee 9. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Album Version) – Texas Tornados 10. Jingle Bell Rock – Jerry Jeff Walker 11. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Chris Isaak 12. 2000 Miles – The Pretenders

Warner Music Group’s Holiday Mix: Naughty

Warner Music Group’s Holiday Mix: Naughty: Warner Music Group’s vast catalog includes holiday classics from the Pogues and Eartha Kitt as well as newer offerings from Jet and the Flaming Lips. Go ahead and check that list: here are some holiday songs that are more naughty than they are nice. 1. Nuttin’ For Christmas – The Countdown Kids 2. Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt 3. Santa Can’t Stay – Dwight Yoakam 4. Christmas At The Zoo – The Flaming Lips 5. Fairytale Of New York – The Pogues 6. Back Door Santa (Non Album Version) – Jet 7. Sexy Christmas Baby Mine – Morphine 8. You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch – Dr.Seuss 9. Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis – Tom Waits 10. Christmas With You Is The Best – The Long Winters 11. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Dig This! Winners (December 2006)

Dig This! Winners (December 2006): In this recurring feature, we present you with tracks by some of our favorite rising acts. 1. Let My People Go – Darondo 2. Rubies – Destroyer 3. (A Style Called) Crying Chic – Pop Levi 4. On Citas Feat. Keak Da Sneak – Traxamillion 5. Children Of December – The Slip 6. Legs – Darondo 7. Your Blood – Destroyer 8. Mournin’ Light – Pop Levi 9. The Sideshow Feat. Too $Hort, Mistah F.A.B. – Traxamillion 10. Even Rats – The Slip