Listen to the October 11, 2015, episode of the Strombo Show.
"If I should go before you...."
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.
This week, George Stroumboulopoulos is joined by beloved Canadian singer-songwriter City and Colour.
City and Colour is Dallas Green, the man who has released four Juno Award-winning albums under this moniker, formed a successful duo with Pink and achieved iconic status with Alexisonfire. Known for stripped-down acoustic melody-making, Green's latest release finds him contemplating mortality with grit, courtesy of his live band, which features members of the Constantines, the Dead Weather and Dan Auerbach. His musical subtleties are amplified, but his constant pursuit of self-satisfaction remains.
In the House of Strombo, the St. Catharines native celebrates this collaborative effort, 10 years of his solo endeavour, the recent Alexisonfire reunion and performs a few songs from his latest album, If I Should Go Before You.
George also exclusively debuts songs from Young Galaxy's upcoming album, Falsework, and another from Steven Lambke (the Constantines, Baby Eagle), featuring Tamara Lindeman (the Weather Station).
We'll also be joined by a few friends of the program, such as Lucius.
Lock it. Crank it. Join the collective!
Henry Jackman, "Lemurian Star"
Chemical Brothers, "Go"
Angel Haze, "Dark Places"
John Denver, "Country roads"
Eagle Rock Gospel Singers, "Little Light"
Steven Lambke, "Memory Forever (Ft. Tamara Lindeman)"
Nerf Herder, "Van Halen"
Tracy Nelson, "Ruler Of My Heart"
Lou Doillon, "Where To Star"
Marva Whitney, "Unwind Yourself"
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Young Galaxy, "We're No Good"
Johnny Cash, "Streets of Laredo"
Dr. Dre, "Ain't Nuthin But A G Thang"
City And Colour, "If I Should Go Before You (Strombo Session)"
Sade, "Feel No Pain"
Jay Z, "Dirt Off Your Shoulder"
City And Colour, "Lover Come Back (Strombo Session)"
Madonna, "Love Don't Live Here Anymore"
Alphaville, "Forever Young"
Miles Davis, "Autumn Leaves"
Guns N Roses, "Welcome To The Jungle"
Childbirth, "Nasty Girls"
Potty Mouth, "Creeper Weed"
Nenah Cherry, "Dead Come Alive"
Metallica, "Seek And Destroy"
Arcade Fire, "Here Comes The Night Time"
Tom Waits, "Hold On"
Loretta Lynn, "This Old House"
SOAK, "Sea Creatures"
Lucius, "Turn It Around"
Susanne Sundfor, "White Foxes"
Joey Badass, "Christ Conscious"
A Tribe Called Red, "The People's Champ"
Peaches, "I Mean Something (Ft. Feist)"
Georgia, "Nothing Solutions"
Black Flag, "Gimme Gimme Gimme"
Be Your On Pet, "Wildcat"
Aretha Franklin, "You Make Me Feel Like (Natural Woman)"
Faith No More, "Easy"
Voltron Theme, "Closing Credits"
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.