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October 2012

Playlist Mania: The Tunes and Ladies of WRIU’s Voices of Women, August 25, 2012


Bass heavy, militant, and still romantic.  That’s the song Soldier of Love by Sade, which I included on my August 25, 2012 edition of Venus Sings Radio.

Venus Sings Radio on Voices of Women
August 25, 2012 (and every 4th Saturday)
9-11 AM on WRIU / 90.3 FM / http://www.wriu.org

  1. Amel Larrieux / Lucky to Be Me / Lovely Standards
  2. Amel Larrieux / Wild is the Wind / Lovely Standards
  3. Ceu / Rosa Menina Rosa / Vagarosa
  4. Lykke Li / I Follow Rivers / Wounded Rhymes
  5. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings / Mama Don’ t Like My Man / I Learned the Hard Way
  6. Etta James / All I Could Do Was Cry / Etta James Rocks the House
  7. Leela James / A Change is Gonna Come / A Change is Gonna Come
  8. Aretha Franklin / Day Dreaming / Aretha Franklin’s 30 Greatest Hits
  9. Janelle Monae / Oh Maker / The Archandroid
  10. Cindi Lauper / I Don’t Want to Cry
  11. Corinne Bailey Rae / Till It Happens to You / Corinne Bailey Rae
  12. Erykah Badu / Time’s A Wastin / Mama’s Gun
  13. Amy Winehouse / Love is a Losing Game / Back to Black
  14. Esperanza Spaulding / She Got to You / Esperanza
  15. Sylvia Striplin / Turn Me Away
  16. Sade / Soldier of Love / Soldier of Love
  17. Melissa Czarnik / My Raq / Strawberry Cadillac
  18. Melissa Czarnik / Anattitude / Raspberry Jesus
  19. Etana / Beautiful Day
  20. Etana / I am Strong
  21. Fertile Underground / Live in the Light / Acid Jazz: The Essential Album
  22. MIA / Paperplanes / The DFA Remix
  23. Santigold / Disparate Youth / Master of My Make Believe
  24. Omar ft. Angie Stone / Be Thankful / Acid Jazz: The Essential Album

Playlist Mania: Venus Sings Radio on Voices of Women, July 28, 2012


Sultry, sweet and magical – that’s what I call this song. Hope you enjoy it too as well as some of the other selections listed below.

Venus Sings Radio on Voices of Women 
July 28, 2012 (and every 4th Saturday)
9-11 AM on WRIU / 90.3 FM / http://www.wriu.org

  1. Sonantes / Frevo De Saudade / Sonantes
  2. Sonantes / Carimbo / Sonantes
  3. Ocote Soul Sounds ft. Tita Lima / Vendende Saude y Fe / Coconut Rock
  4. Sade / Soldier of Love / Soldier of Love
  5. Alicia Keys / Un-thinkable (I’m Ready) / The Element of Freedom
  6. Adrian Younge / It’s Me / Something About April
  7. Los Rakas ft. Goapele /Play
  8. Yusa / Conga Pasajera / Haiku
  9. Sylvia Striplin / Can’t Turn Me Away
  10. Zhane / Vibe
  11. Nneka / Heartbeat / Concrete Jungle
  12. Ceu/ Bubuia / Vagarosa
  13. Sade / Skin / Soldier of Love
  14. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings / Window Shopping / I Learned the Hard Way
  15. Estelle / Thank You / All of Me
  16. Nikka Costa / Cry Baby / Pebble to a Pearl
  17. Chaka Khan / I Feel fo You
  18. Alice Russell and Quantic / Look Around the Corner
  19. Santigold / Disparate Youth / Master of My Make Believe
  20. Ceu / Retrovisor / Caravana Sereia Bloom
  21. Maria de Barros / Mi Nada Ca Tem / Putumayo Presents Women of Africa
  22. Zili Misik / Carnaval 2012
  23. MIA / Bad Girls
  24. Estelle ft. Janelle Monae / Do My Thang / All of Me
  25. Native Sun ft. Akala / Out of the Box / Indigenous Soundwaves

Playlist Mania: A Lady Looks Back at June 23, 2012 on WRIU


Really enjoy this song by Alice Russell, Quantic, and the Combo Barbaro. Also truly enjoyed seeing it live. “Look at those sausage fingers go” (a you had to be there joke, right Alice?).    

Venus Sings Radio on Voices of Women
June 23, 2012 (and every 4th Saturday)
9-11 AM on WRIU / 90.3 FM / http://www.wriu.org

  1. Mary J. Blige / Real Love
  2. Rihanna / Here I Go Again
  3. Lily Allen / Friend of Mine
  4. Dutch Rhythm Combo ft. Dangaa / Nothing’s Lost / The Imaginary Band
  5. Goapele / Closer to My Dreams
  6. Ceu / Bubuia / Vagarosa
  7. Ceu / Retrovisor / Caravan Sereia Bloom
  8. Janelle Monae / Neon Valley Street / The Archandroid
  9. Corinne Bailey Rae / Enchantment / Corinne Bailey Rae
  10. Janelle Monate / Locked Inside / The Archandroid
  11. Nostalgia 77 ft. Alice Russell / Seven Nation Army (the Grant Phabao remix)
  12. Quantic ft. Alice Russell / Look Around the Corner
  13. Duffy / Delayed Devotion / Rockferry
  14. Yuna / Live Your Life
  15. Les Nubians / Embrasse Moi (Deep Mix) /
  16. Tiger Lily / Ohmygoodness
  17. Concha Buika / Mentirosa / Nina de Fuego
  18. Ana Tijoux / 1977 / 1977
  19. Alika / Cumbia Para Bailar
  20. Christina Aguilera ft. Nicki Minaj / Woohoo
  21. Nina Diaz ft. Li Samuet / La Cumbia Prohibida
  22. Sara Tavares / Bom Feeling / Balance
  23. Lykke Li / Dance Dance Dance / Youth Novels

Playlist Mania: A Look Back at May 26, 2012 on WRIU


This song by The Cardigans was an immediate classic, and remains that way for me.  I dare you not to smile.   

Venus Sings Radio on Voices of Women
May 26, 2012 (and every 4th Saturday)
9-11 AM on WRIU / 90.3 FM / http://www.wriu.org

  1. Leela James / It’s a Man’s Man’s World / Let’s Do It Again
  2. Leela James / Baby I’m Scared of You / Let’s Do It Again
  3. Sara Tavares / Quando Das Um Pouco Mais / Xinti
  4. Yusa / Conga Pasajera / Haiku
  5. Saba Kahsay / Lene Yalew
  6. Solange / Dancing in the Dark / Sol-Angel and The Hadley Street Dreams
  7. Ceu / Retrovisor / Caravana Sereia Bloom
  8. Carolina Chocolate Drops / Hit Em Up Style / Genuine Negro Jig
  9. Corinne Bailey Rae / Paris Nights, New York Mornings / The Sea
  10. Amel Larrieux / Trouble / Morning
  11. Estelle / Thank You /All of Me
  12. Nostalgia 77 ft. Alice Russell / Seven Nation Army
  13. Sweet in Honey in the Rock / In the Morning When I Rise
  14. The Cardigans / Carnival / Life
  15. Les Nubians / Demain / Princesses Nubiennes
  16. Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings / Got a Thing on My Mind / Dap Dippin with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
  17. Melanie Hall / Somebody Come Get Me
  18. Isa GT / Alerta / Paul Marmota Remix
  19. Donna Summer / Last Dance
  20. Janelle Monae / Tightrope / The Archandroid
  21. Ana Tijoux / 1977 / 1977
  22. Sofi Hellborg / Wouldn’t It Be Nice
  23. Gilles Peterson ft. Danay and Obsesion / Havana Think Twice

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