18 March 2010

nowhere near playlist 3.17.10 (special jesus music show with gina welch)

Former Charlottesville resident and University of Virginia MFA graduate Gina Welch stopped by my show to play some tunes and talk about her recent novel, In The Land Of Believers: An Insider's Extraordinary Journey Into The Heart Of The Evangelical Church. Gina and I have been friends since she started on this project, and it was truly a joy and an honor to have her on my show to discuss her wonderful tale, as well as to share some of her favorite music.

A lucky listener was able to call in and win a signed copy of the book donated by the UVA Bookstore, and I am grateful for the bookstore's contribution.

In celebration of Gina's visit, I prepared a playlist of rock and jazz tunes that mention Jesus/Christianity/God, though they're not all specifically devotional songs. Gina's selections — marked by asterisks — were a little less religious in scope, though that Clean song is about as heavenly as it can get.

"Jesus" - The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground [Polydor: 1969]
"(I Was Drunk At The) Pulpit" - Palace Brothers - There Is No-One What Will Take Care Of You [Drag City: 1993]
"Lucifer" - The Salt - Hallucinations comp. [Rhino Handmade: 2004]
"Truth Is Marching In" - Albert Ayler - Nuits De La Fondation Maeght 1970 [Water: 2002]

"Anything Could Happen*" - The Clean
"Stinkin' Thinkin'*" - The Happy Mondays
"Double Shadow*" - Junior Boys

"You'll Never Change*" - Bettye LaVette
"The Lie*" - Bad Veins
"Emptily Through Holloway*" - The Clientele

"Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside)*" - My Bloody Valentine
"I Felt Your Shape*" - Microphones
"People Get Ready" - The Impressions - Curtis Mayfield: Gospel [Rhino: 1999]
"The Creator Has A Master Plan" - Leon Thomas - Flying Groove comp. [Bluebird: 2003]
"Creation, Lord I Saw You Cry" - Azitis - Help [Modo: 1970]

"Satan Is Real" - The Louvin Brothers - Satan Is Real [Capitol: 1959]
"I'll Fly Away" - Johnny Cash - Unearthed [American: 2003]
"How Can I Keep From Singing? (The Quaker Hymn)" - Ed Gutfreund - From An Indirect Love [Epoch VII: 1974]
"Jesus He Knows" - The Trees Community - The Christ Tree [Hand/Eye: 1970]
"We Bid You Goodnight" - Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol. 8 [Grateful Dead: 1997]

"Jesus Is Just Alright" - The Byrds - Ballad Of Easy Rider [Columbia: 1969]
"Vito's Ordination Song" - Sufjan Stevens - Michigan [Asthmatic Kitty: 2003]

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