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Listen to Bonnie Raitt on The Strombo Show

Editorial Staff
The Strombo Show, March 6, 2016

Listen to the March 6, 2016, episode of the Strombo Show. 


"Well, that highway moon is calling like some lover from some other land. 
Before the dust can settle, I'll kick it up and tear it down again." 
— Bonnie Raitt, "Gypsy in Me"

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 will be joined by the Grammy Award-winning, blues-rock guitarist Bonnie Raitt for an intimate conversation.

Raitt is known for her lifelong commitment to the preservation of musical tradition and social activism. She dropped out of Radcliffe in the early '70s to tour clubs with the likes of Howlin' Wolf, Sippie Wallace and Mississippi Fred McDowell, learning the trade of late nights. Along the way, she earned herself a reputation as one of the greatest living blues guitarists. Raitt has been a voice for many grassroots and anti-nuclear movements while achieving commercial success with classic albums that include Nick of Time and Luck of the Draw. Her latest studio album, Dig in Deep, reflects on a period of family loss and the joy that she found on the return to the road. 

She joins George to dig through her five-decade-spanning career, from performing for Skip James before his death to the truth behind the album that she recorded with Prince.

We'll be joined by friends of the show that include Chance the Rapper, the Kills and Sylvan Esso. Also, George will debut new tunage from Australian outfit Violent Soho and Hamilton garage rockers Pet Sun.

You know what to do: Lock it. Crank it. Join the collective.

Magnificent Seven

Iggy Pop, "Sunday"
Violent Soho, "Evergreen"
case/lang/veirs, "Atomic Number"
The Kills, "Doing It To Death"
Peter James Richardson, "Sundowning"
Pet Sun, "When Black Turns Green"
Heartstreets, "Crawling South" 


Black Sabbath, "War Pigs"
Metallica, "Master Of Puppets"
Etta James, "Don't Cry Baby"
Jessy Lanza, "It Means I Love You" 
Miguel, "Waves (Tame Impala Remix)"
Iggy Pop, "Sunday"
The Davis Sister, "Shine On Me"
Chance The Rapper, "Sunday Candy (Ft. Jamila Woods)"
Power Of Zeus, "The Sorcerer Of Isis"
Violent Soho, "Evergreen"
Rare Earth, "(I Know) I'm Losing You"
case/lang/veirs, "Atomic Number"
White Lung, "Hungry"
Eric B & Rakin, "Microphone Fiend"
Rage Against The Machine, "Sleep Now In The Fire" 
Andrew Wartts & The Gospel Storytellers, "Rich Man Poor Man"
The Kills, "Doing It To Death"
Peter Gabriel, "Sledgehammer"
Peter James Richardson, "Sundowning"
Teenage Kicks, "Setting Sun"
Willie Thrasher, "Wolves Don't Live By The Rules"
the smalls, "Middle Of The Road"
The Pretenders, "Space Invader"
Funkadelic, "Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard On You (Ft. Kendrick Lamar & Ice Cube)"
Bob Andy, "Games People Play"
Charlotte Day Wilson, "After All"
Ray Charles & Kermit The Frog, "It's Not Easy Being Green"
Pet Sun, "When Black Turns Green"
Heartstreets, "Crawling South"
Melody's Echo Chamber, "Quand Vas Tu Rentrer"
Tom Waits, "Another Sucker On The Vine"
Tom Waits, "Tom Traubert's Blues (Four Sheets To The Wind)"
King Curtis, "Something On Your Mind" 
Bonnie Raitt, "Need You Tonight"
Bonnie Raitt, "The Comin' Round Is Goin' Through"
Bob Dylan, "Masters Of War"
Sippie Wallace, "Have You Ever Been Down" 
Bonnie Raitt, "The Ones We Couldn't Be"
Bonnie Raitt, "You've Changed My Mind"
Punk Floyd, "Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part VI-IX)" 

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.