Late Night Radio Hour #11: Open The Windows, Let The Breeze In

My friend Sarah has put together a rather wonderful Late Night Radio Hour. This is Issue #11 in our late night series of midnight slumber tunes.

Instructions for use: At the end of a warm summer’s evening, come home, kick off your shoes, open the windows and let the breeze in. Pour yourself a drink (maybe a whisky, but the choice is yours), get comfortable, and press play.

The playlist goes like this…

1. Kyu Sakamoto – Sukiyaki
2. Chad & Jeremy – A Summer Song
3. Django Reinhardt – Manoir de Mes Rêves
4. Duke Ellington – Take The “A” Train
5. René Touzet – Pachanga Differente6. Max Cilla – Crépuscule Tropical
7. Mulatu Astatke – Tezeta (Nostalgia)
8. Aziza Brahim – Calles de Dajla
9. Nina Simone – Suzanne
10. Etta James – Sunday Kind of Love
11. Cosmic Rays, Sun Ra, Sun Ra Arkestra – Dreaming
12. Allen Touissant – Southern Nights
13. Amy Winehouse – (There Is) No Greater Love
14. Jon Brion – Theme
15. John Lennon – Jealous Guy
16. Yves Montand – Rue St Vincent
17. Claude Debussy – The Girl With The Flaxen Hair

Late Night Radio Hour #4: Alone in the Wilderness

A musical odyssey into the wilderness. Best for late night journeys across open plains, desert regions and mountain ranges.

1 Gold Panda – Bad Day Bad Loop
2 Kraftwerk – Morgenspaziergang
3 Rokia Traoré – N’Téri
4 Jef Gilson – Unknown
5 Peter Ivers – Miraculous Weekend
6 Robert Parker – Caught You In A Lie (Original Mix)
7 Gurdjieff / de Hartmann – The Struggle of the Magicians Part Three
8 Dick Proenneke – Alone in the Wilderness (film extract)
9 Fleetwood Mac & Christine Perfect – Albatross
10 Donnie & Joe Emerson – Baby
11 Sam Amidon – Fall On My Knees
12 Todd Terje – Johnny and Mary (feat. Bryan Ferry)
13 Daft Punk – Night vision
14 M. Ward – Well Tempered Clavier
15 Elliott Smith – Thirteen
16 The Beach Boys – God Only Knows (Live – Rehearsal)
17 Harry Kalahiki – Claire de Lune
18 Johnny Coles – So Sweet My Little Girl

Late Night Radio Hour #3 Hurrah! It’s Christmas

A late night radio hour for Christmas. May you have a wonderful Christmas…

1. Unknown – Christmas With a Toddler, The Sound of Pure Joy, Circa 1953
2. Au – I’ll Be Home For Christmas
3. The Bird and the Bee – Carol of the Bells
4. Jim Croce – It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way
5. Belshazzar’s Feast – Gerald Road Mazurkas / Sans Day Carol
6. Half-Handed Cloud – A Favorite Christmas Gag Gift
7. James Brown – Let’s Make Christmas Mean Something This Year
8. Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
9. Joni Mitchell – River
10. Sufjan Stevens – Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
11. Blitzen Trapper – Christmas Is Coming Soon
12. Glockenbass – While by the Sheep (How Great Our Joy)
13. Arthur Lyman – Mele Kalikimaka / Jingle Bells
14. Ella Fitzgerald – What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
15. Fred McDowell – Woke Up This Morning With My Mind On Jesus
16. The Seeger Sisters – Shine Like a Star in the Morning
17. Nina Simone – Little girl blue
18. Joshua Stamper – Maker of Stars, Be Born
19. Mantovani and His Orchestra – Nazareth

Late Night Radio Hour #2: November At My Door

A Late Night Radio Hour for November. Inspired by dark winter nights, cobbled London streets and city lights, winter blues, socks and slippers, hats and gloves…

1. Tèshomè Meteku – Gara Ser Nèw Bétesh
2. Vashti Bunyan – Coldest Night of the Year
3. Emma Tricca – November At My Door
4. The Michael Garrick Trio – Sketches Of Israel
5. Joe Pass – Giant Steps
6. Robert Welch – What Shall I Do
7. Jackson C. Frank – Blues Run the Game
8. Beck – Sing It Again
9. Sun Ra – Dreaming
10. Mississippi John Hurt – Got The Blues, Can’t Be Satisfied
11. Barry Shultz – Bibb County Hoedown
12. Leah Siegel – A Little Love, A Little Kiss
13. Aaron Neville – She’s On My Mind (Original Mix)
14. Willie Mitchell – Groovin
15. Yamasuki – Aisere I Love You
16. Jerry Garcia, David Grisman & Tony Rice – Amazing Grace
17. Gonzales – Overnight
18. Jon Hopkins – Abandon Window

Alone Together: A Late Night Radio Hour

1. Jonny Greenwood – Changing Partners
2. Friends of Distinction – Great Day
3. Betty Carter / Ray Charles – Alone Together
4. Bill Evans & Jim Hall – My Man’s Gone Now
4. Nina Simone – He Needs Me
5. Aretha Franklen – One Step
6. Gladys Knight & The Pips – The Way We Were
7. Sufjan Stevens – Alanson, Crooked River
8. Ketil Bjøranstad – Intimacy
9. Animal Collective – Loch Raven
10. Deaf Center – Eloy
11. Jonsi & Alex – Atlas Song
12. Múm – Moon Pulls
13. Kamil Efendi – Hicaz Taksim 1
14. Stefan Lakatos – When I Am Deep In Sleep
15. Moondog – Viking 1
16. Detektivbyrån – Nattoppet