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Jazz Cartier and Stevie Van Zandt on The Strombo Show

Editorial Staff
The Strombo Show, February 7, 2016

Listen to the February 7, 2016, episode of the Strombo Show. 


The Strombo Show ran 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.

This week, George Stroumboulopoulos welcomed a very special, exclusive performance with Jazz Cartier. We also featured an intimate conversation with Stevie Van Zandt, recorded backstage at Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's River tour in Toronto.

Cartier has branded himself as Toronto's prince of hip-hop. His work ethic and theatrical production have earned him critical praise since his Polaris-nominated debut, Marauding in Paradise. After the surprise release of Hotel Paranoia this past week, we celebrated in the House of Strombo with friends that included Canadian hip-hop royalty like Maestro Fresh Wes. Cartier joined George for a conversation, performed several cuts off his sophomore album and debuted a new track, "Cut the Cheque."

Van Zandt is the legendary E Street Band renaissance man. He's known for his performances in The Sopranos and Lilyhammer, and for his syndicated radio program that celebrates dusty distortion, Little Steven's Underground Garage. In the midst of a sold-out tour, Little Steven sat down with George to celebrate The River, talk about the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation and reveal what's ahead.

Jack Garratt, "Worry"
Grimes, "Easily"
Jessy Lanza, "It Means I Love You"
Jason Collett, "Song And Dance Man"  
Ria Mae, "Gold" 
Arkells, "Stella Heart Ocean"
Nike And The Dove, "So Much It Hurts" 

The White Stripes, "Icky Thump"
Earth, Wind And Fire, "Shining Star"
Betty Davis, "Don't Call Her No Tramp"
J Dilla, "Oh Oh"
J Dilla, "Y'all Ain't Ready"
Jack Garratt, "Worry"
Grimes, "Easily"
Jessy Lanza, "It Means I Love You"
Jason Collett, "Song And Dance Man"  
JJ Cale, "After Midnight"
Television, "See No Evil"
Conway Twitty, "This Time I've Hurt Her More (Than She Loves Me)"
Patsy Cline, "Walkin' After Midnight"
Jazz Cartier, "Dead Or Alive" 
Outkast, "ATLiens"
Maxwell, "This Woman's Work"
Jamiroquai, "Virtual Insanity"
Drake, "Summer Sixteen" 
Jazz Cartier, "I Know (Strombo Session)"
Jazz Cartier, "Tales (Strombo Session)"
Jazz Cartier, "Illuminati Love Song (Strombo Session)"
Jazz Cartier, "Opera (Strombo Session)"
Jazz Cartier, "Cut The Cheque (Exclusive) (Strombo Session)"
Eminem, "No Apologies"
Aretha Franklin, "Think (Ft. Blues Brothers)"
Joan Jett, "Bad Reputation"
Ria Mae, "Clothes Off (Stripped Down)"
Ria Mae, "Gold"  
The Pretenders, "Message Of Love"
Tom Waits, "Back In The Good Old World (Gypsy)"
Gogol Bordello, "Underdog World Strike"
Esma Redzepova, "Cafe Sukarije"
Smashing Pumpkins, "Today"
Fugazi, "Song #1"
Sebadoh, "Soulmate"
Bruce Springsteen, "The River"
Bruce Springsteen, "Meet Me In The City"
Bob Marley, "Downpressor Man"
By Divine Right, "I Love Everybody" 
Arkells, "Stella Heart Ocean" 
Niki And The Dove, "So Much It Hurts"
Metallica, "Am I Evil?"
Guns N' Roses, "Patience"
Godspeed You! Black Emperor, "Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven"
Feist & Ben Gibbard, "Train Song"  

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.