Listen to the April 12, 2015, episode of the Strombo Show.
The Strombo Show runs the gamut this Sunday night, keeping the spirit of radio alive by delivering the best records in the best order. It's a show for music lovers by music lovers, ranging over three hours of commercial-free music to honour both old and new.
George Stroumboulopoulos waxes poetic with his vinyl collection, honouring the pops and scratches that cross genres, eras and expectations. He is joined by some very special friends throughout the program from Alvvays to the Sheepdogs, Stevie Van Zandt to Lionel Richie.
Also: we celebrate Record Store Day 2015 coast to coast as a cavalcade of Canadian shop owners call in to request their favourites, such as Halifax's Taz Records, New Brunswick's Backstreet Records, Quebec's Le Knock Out, Hamilton's Dr. Disc, Saskatoon's Vinyl Diner, Edmonton's Listen Records, Vancouver's Dandelion Records and many, many more.
As always, we tip our hats to those groundbreakers and game-changers with a Nod to the Gods, spinning the best new tracks, paying tribute to Tom Waits on Ten with Tom and we send you into the horizontal with the Big Lie Down.
Lock it. Crank it. Join the collective!
Henry Jackman, "Lemurian Star"
Chemical Brothers, "K+D+B"
Iron Maiden, "Prowler"
Kate Tempest, "Lonely Daze"
William Onyeabor, "Fantastic Man"
Propagandhi, "Things I Like"
Beta Band, "Dry The Rain"
Jeff The Brotherhood, "Black Cherry"
Two Gallants, "Incidental"
Jedi Mind Tricks, "Parish Demise (Instrumental)"
Joel Plaskett Emergency, "Chinatown"
The Replacements, "I'll Be You"
Killswitch Engage, "And Embers Rise (Instrumental)"
Neil Young, "Tell Me Why"
David Bowie, "Life on Mars"
Gus Vali, "Yelakaiki"
Jessica Pratt, "Back, Baby"
Creedence Clearwater Revival, "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"
Elvis Presley, "In The Ghetto"
The 24 Carat Black, "Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth"
The Dramatics, "Shake It Well"
Ron Wasserman, "X-Men Theme (Instrumental)"
Little You, Little Me, "Hard To Find"
Alvvays, "Party Police"
Teenage Fan Club, "Is This Music?"
Screaming Trees, "Lay Your Head Down"
2Pac, "Runnin' (Instrumental)"
2Pac, "Only God Can Judge Me"
Refused, "New Noise"
Nintendo, "Super Mario Bros. UnderWorld (Instrumental)"
Elton John, "I'm Still Standing"
The Beatles, "She Said, She Said"
Lloyd Delpratt, "Togethers"
Al Green, "I'm Still In Love With You"
Money Mark, "Cry"
Ken Booth, "Artibella"
Tom Waits, "Just Another Sucker On The Vine (Instrumental)"
Tom Waits, "God's Away On Business"
Kevin Manthei, "Ultimate Spiderman Theme (Instrumental)"
The Sadies, "Leave This World Behind"
The Black Keys, "Things Ain't Like They Used To Be"
Kathleen Edwards, "Asking For Flowers"
Blue Rodeo, "Willin' Fool"
Breakstra, "Showbiz (Instrumental)"
Ronnie Earl, "Double Trouble"
Pink Floyd, "Wish You Were Here"
For further musical exploration with George Stroumboulopoulos, tune in to The Strombo Show every Sunday night on CBC Radio 2 or CBC Music from 8 to 11 p.m. for three hours of uninterrupted music for music lovers.