Weekly Playlists

Mulligan Stew February 14th 2015-Colin James Interview

colin james-hearts on fireFor his 16th studio album, Hearts On Fire, Colin James wanted to try something different.
“Making this record with my good friend Colin Linden and such a fantastic veteran rhythm section was an amazing experience,” “I loved working with the team that Colin Linden assembled for me in Nashville,” says James. “George Receli is the longtime drummer from Bob Dylan’s road band and Willie Weeks, the legendary bass player, who’s playing with Donny Hathaway I loved and Reese Wynans, the B3 and piano man of countless sessions.”
Colin and I talk about his long time friendship with Colin Linden.  (James was 13. Linden 16)
Colin also talks about why he wanted this release to have more down tempo/heartfelt songs..exactly the kind of song he loves live on stage.
Also reveals the lp should have perhaps been released before the 25 Live release.
Many of the songs co-written with Tom Wilson from Blackie and the Rodeo Kings
Colin James is an inductee in the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame. He has won six Juno Awards including “Male Vocalist of the Year” and the “Best Producer” award for his efforts with The Little Big Band.  He is the recipient of 17 Maple Blues Awards having most recently been honored in 2013 with “Entertainer of the Year”.


This is The Valentine’s Day Stew TD Mulligan at your audio service Playlist www.mulliganstew.ca
Is this Love? Bob Marley and the Wailers Legend (ReMastered)
Sailing on The Derek Trucks Band Songlines
Harvest Moon (live) Neil Young MTV Unplugged
The Wind Cries Mary Jimi Hendrix Rainy Day Dream Away
This is The Valentine’s Day Stew Playlist www.mulliganstew.ca Coming UP – Colin James Interview
She’s No Lady (live) Lyle Lovett Live in Texas
Joy Lucinda Williams Live at The Filmore
Coming UP on Mulligan Stew The Colin James Interview For Hearts on Fire
Playlist for Mulligan stew www.mulliganstew.ca Next Week Dave GoGo and Harry Manx
The Colin James Interview For Hearts on Fire
Hearts on Fire Colin James Hearts on Fire
The Colin James Interview For Hearts on Fire
Honey Bee Colin James Hearts on Fire
The Colin James Interview For Hearts on Fire
You were never Mine Colin James Hearts on Fire
The Colin James Interview For Hearts on Fire
I wanna Sing Colin James Hearts on Fire
I’m Tore Down Eric Clapton Live EP (Japan)
This is The Valentine’s Day Stew TDMulligan Playlist www.mulliganstew.ca
Heatwave Joan Osborne Standing in the Shadows of Motown
Cannonball Birds of Chicago Birds of Chicago
Mary’s Place Bruce Springsteen The Rising
Dancing in the Street David Bowie & Mick Jagger Nothing has changed
This is The Valentine’s Day Stew TDMulligan Next Week Dave GoGo and Harry Manx
My Valentine (live) Paul McCartney iTunes live from Capitol Studios
Desperado Diana Krall Wallflower
tdmulligan www.coyotesbanff.com 206 Cariboo st Banff
Blackjack Ray Charles Blues and Jazz
This is The Valentine’s Day Stew TDMulligan Next Week Dave GoGo and Harry Manx
The Weight (live) The Band Rock of Ages
When the World gets small Govt Mule/Steve Winwood Shout
Repo Man Ray Lamontagne & Pariah Dogs God Willin, and the creek don’t rise
This is The Valentine’s Day Stew TDMulligan Next Week Harry Manx and David GoGo
Three Women Jack White Lazaretto
tdmulligan www.mulliganstew.ca Happy Valentine’s Day


Mulligan Stew Feb 7th 2015- Dan Mangan Interview

Dan Mangan

 Most certainly one of the musical highlights of last year was dan mangan and blacksmith performing live and in acapella    at the edmonton folk fest.
now with the release of club meds, they’ve turned a corner and are perhaps leaving some of the fans to make a choice.
follow the boys or find another happy quirky indy band.
Those bands are a dime  a dozen, so the choice is obvious..sign on for the long haul with dan and blacksmith because its going to be a very interesting and every changing ride.

RAW Interview here:

Dan Mangan 1 & 2 Jan 2015 Complete interview for Club Meds 2516 RAW
Alberta Dates:
Monday, March 9 – Banff (Eric Harvie Theatre)
Tuesday, March 10 – Calgary (Jack Singer Concert Hall)
Wednesday, March 11 – Edmonton (Winspear Centre)
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Mulligan Stew Terry David Mulligan Playist www.mulliganstew.ca
Stoop so low Govt Mule (Dr.John) Shout
How Much Joe Kubeck/Bnois King Fat Man’s Shine parlor
TD Mulligan – Mulligan Stew CanadaHouse.com Dan Mangan at 6 tonight
Angel of Harlem U2 Best of 80-90
Unbelievable Bettye LaVette Worthy
Married to muy hack Dylan/Costello Lost on the River/The New basement tapes
TDM playlist www.mulliganstew.ca 30 minutes to Dan Mangan and Blacksmith/Club Meds
The Stew repeats every Friday at Midnight Followed by Tasting room Radio
Honey Bee Colin James Hearts on Fire
Crazy Love (wedding Version) Harry Manx 20 strings and The Truth
All over your face Thomas D’Arcy Fooled you Twice
To love you all over again Madeleine Peyroux Bare Bones (Deluxe)
Playlist www.mulliganstew.ca Coming UP Dan Mangan Interview MulliganStew repeats Fridays at Midnight
Broke my babys Heart (live) Paul Butterfield/Better Days Live at Winterland Ballroom
I Can’t help myself The Four Tops Hitsville
MulliganStew repeats every Friday at Midnight Followed by Tasting room Radio Coming UP Dan Mangan Interview about Club Meds
Dan Mangan Interview
Vessel Dan Mandan/Blacksmith Club Meds
Dan Mangan Interview
Forgetery Dan Mandan/Blacksmith Club Meds
Dan Mangan Raw Interview at www.mulliganstew.ca
Offred Dan Mandan/Blacksmith Club Meds
Dan Mangan Raw Interview at www.mulliganstew.ca
Club Meds Dan Mandan/Blacksmith Club Meds
Check out Dan Raw Interview at www.mulliganstew.ca
Crying, Waiting, Hoping Marty Stuart & Steve Earle Not Fade Away
Pulling back the Reins (live) kd lang Live by request
Piano Man (Live) Billy Joel Live at Shea Stadium
I’m your man (live) Leonard Cohen Live in London
Next week Colin James Two weeks Harry Manx The Stew repeats Friday Midnight
Breakdown (live) Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Pack up the Plantation

Mulligan Stew January 31st 2015

Thomas William Cochrane was born in Lynn Lake, Manitoba, Canada, on May 14, 1953. http://www.tomcochrane.com/
His father, Tuck Cochrane, wasn’t just  a bush pilot. He was a flying/exploring legend in Northern Manitoba.
At the age of 11, Tom sold his toy train set…and bought his first guitar!
By the early 1970′s, Tom was performing in coffee houses all across Canada.
Next, he was on the road to Los Angeles, where Cochrane took a job writing original songs for the movies…but unable to find steady money in music…he headed to Toronto, where he drove a taxi. He also found work on cruise ships…hoping to return to music.
After meeting at the “El Mocambo Tavern,” in 1978, Tom Cochrane joined “Red Rider.” He would be the lead singer, and main song writer, for more than 10 years.
Red Rider was also: Ken Greer, Jeff Jones, Peter Boynton and Rob Baker. By 1986, they were “Tom Cochrane & Red Rider.”
TDM and Tom Cochrane-AfricaTDM invited Tom to join him on a World Vision Tour of Somalia, Mozambique  and other war torn countries in Africa. It changed both their lives.
Tom Cochrane would launch his solo career in 1991, with “Life Is A Highway” (#6/1992).
The “Mad, Mad World” album (seen at the top of the story) would sell 6 million copies!
The albums “Ragged Ass Road,” “Songs Of A Circling Spirit,” “X-Ray Sierra” and “No Stranger” would follow.
He and wife Kathleen have 2 daughters, Cody and Evanne. They live in Oakville, Ontario. In the winter, the  Cochranes spend time at his home outside of Austin, Texas.
Tom Cochrane has earned many awards over the years, both for his music and charity work. He has won 7 “Juno” awards, is a member of the “Canadian Music Hall Of Fame,” and officer of the “Order Of Canada,” is an honorary Colonel in the “Royal Canadian Air Force,” and a 2009 inductee onto the “Canadian Walk Of Fame,” among other recognition.
He continues to tour, packing in the crowds, across Canada.
He plays Grey Eagle Resort in Calgary  Feb 20.
Tom’s first Lp in years has just been released..it’s called Take it Home..
We talk his new music, being a Canadian living in Texas, why Austin and not Nashville, why Canadian artists over the years have been able to capture the soul of the American south.


We also have a secret second guest..  Jay Semko from Northern Pikes..who has a date next Thursday in Calgary at the Ironwood.
NEXT WEEK DAN MANGAN and his new album Club Meds
IN TWO WEEKS Colin James and his latest Hearts on Fire


This is the Superbowl edition of Mulligan stew Host: TDM Todays Special Guest Tom Cochrane
I wanna sing Colin James Hearts on Fire
Can’t get enough of this funky stuff Troy “trombone shorty” Andrews Orleans and Clairborne
Jealosy The Boom Booms Love is Overdue
Playlist www.mulliganstew,.ca Coming Up in 15 minutes Tom Cochrane www.ckua.com
Save the last dance for me Leonard Cohen Live in Dublin
Son of a Preacher Man Dusty Springfield Memphis celebrates 50 years of rock and roll
You really got a hold of me Anne Lindsay SoloWorks
This is the Superbowl edition of Mulligan stew Host: TDM Coming up next: Tom Cochrane
Tom Cochrane Interview New album Take it Home
Back in the Game Tom Cochrane Take it Home
Tom Cochrane Interview New album Take it Home www.mulliganstew.ca
Can’t stay here Tom Cochrane Take it Home
Tom Cochrane Interview Complete RAW interview www.mulliganstew.ca
The ones that I have known Tom Cochrane Take it Home
Tom Cochrane Interview Complete RAW interview www.mulliganstew.ca
Sunday Afternoon hang Tom Cochrane Take it Home
Check out the RAW interview www.mulliganstew.ca Next Week Dan Mangan
This is the Superbowl edition of Mulligan stew Host: TDM Up Next : Hour Two of The Stew
someday baby Bob Dylan Modern Times
Heartbreak Road Colin James Hearts on Fire
Oh what a feeling Junkhouse Due South Soundtrack
The Afterlife Paul Simon iTunes festival in London
Jay Semko Interview New LP Flora Vista www.jaysemko.com
Flora Vista Jay Semko Flora Vista
This is the Superbowl edition of Mulligan stew Host: TDM www.mulliganstew.ca
Mulligan Stew now repeats Friday at Midnight Followed by Tasting Room Radio www.tastingroomradio.com
I shot the Sherrif (live) Bob Marley & the Wailers Easy Skankin Boston 78
Johnny Too Bad Taj Mahal The Essential Taj Mahal
BluesWalk Harry Manx 20 strings and The Truth
Offred Dan Mangan & Blacksmith Club Meds
Three Hundred pounds of Joy Howling Wolf Feeling the Blues
Don’t Shoot Samantha martin & Delta Sugar Send the Nightingale
Better get it in your soul Charlie Mingus Mingus Ah Um
Go hawks


Mulligan Stew January 24th-Alan Doyle, Bruce McCulloch

This Saturday’s Stew has two wine-swilling, book-writing Canadian icons who have new releases.
Alan DoyleAlan Doyle kicks off his latest solo LP So Let’s Go with a tour coming our way. Always engaging, he is a true storyteller. His new book Where I Belong is smashing.
And in the second hour, Bruce McCulloch from Kids in the Hall fame, has a new TV series called ‘Young Drunk Punk’ whbruce-mccullochich debuted this week. Shot in Calgary, it’s a spin-off from his stage show, and his book titled Let’s Start a Riot. He’s also a storyteller, and knows his music too.
RAW Interview with Bruce here: Bruce McCulloch at the mac RAW
Alan Doyle’s Alberta Dates:
Saturday February 14 – Whitecourt (Allan and Jean Millar Centre)
Sunday March 8 – Calgary (Arts Commons/Jack Singer Concert Hall)
Monday March 9 – Edmonton (Myer Horowitz Theatre)


Hurricanes Eye Jesse Roper Red Bird
Move with me SISTER The Del Fuegos Smoking in the fields
Your sister cried Mary Gauthier Live at Blue Rock
Sister Rosa The Neville Brothers Live in New orleans
mulligan stew playlist mulliganstew.ca a word about Canada House Coming UP – Steely Dan / JJ Cale & Clapton
Babylon Sisters Sleely Dan Steely Dan Story 72-80
Don’t Cry Sister JJ Cale/Eric Clapton Road to Escondito
mulligan stew playlist mulliganstew.ca yer host TDM coming up INTERVIEW WITH ALAN DOYLE
Alan Doyle Interview about So Let’s Go March 8 Calgary March 9 Edmonton www.alandoyle.ca
So Lets Go Alan Doyle So Let’s Go
Alan Doyle Interview about So Let’s Go March 8 Calgary March 9 Edmonton www.alandoyle.ca
Shine On Alan Doyle So Let’s Go
Alan Doyle Interview about So Let’s Go March 8 Calgary March 9 Edmonton www.alandoyle.ca
Take us home Alan Doyle So Let’s Go
Planet of New Orleans Dire Straits On every street
All my Lovin Paul McCartney Back in the US Live 2002
mulligan stew playlist mulliganstew.ca In Hour 2 Bruce McCulloch Young Drunk Punk NEXT WEEK: Tom Cochrane TWO WEEKS Dan Mangan
The River/Red Coyote Tbuckley/Mariel Buckley Northern Country Soul/Mariel Buckley EP
Like a Rock Bob Seger Ultimate Hits
Drag Queens in Limousines Mary Gauthier Live at Blue Rock
Playlist for The Stew www.mulliganstew.ca NEXT WEEK Tom Cochrane Two WEEKSDan Mangan NEXT – The Band
MysteryTrain The Band A Music History by The Band
Pride and Joy Marvin Gaye Hitsville
MulliganStew in its 19th year COMING UP A YOUNG DRUNK PUNK BRUCE MCCULLOCH next
Bruce McCulloch – author, comic, singer, Dad, actor, Punk Bruuuuuuuuce RAW interview of Bruce can be heard www.mulliganstew.ca
The Seeker The Who 30 years of Maximum Rock and Roll
Dance little sister The Rolling Stones It’s ony rock and roll
with a little help The Beatles Sgt Pepper
Bruce McCulloch – author, comic, singer, Dad, actor, Punk The Book: Let’s start a riot Young Drunk Punk
open arms Journey Best of
Bruce McCulloch – author, comic, singer, Dad, actor, Punk the CTV show Young Drunk Punk the boy is just plain bad – he’s a punk
Nothing to Remember Neko Case Hunger Games Soundtrack
This has been Mulligan Stew with TD Mulligan Next – “The Night Train” Lionel Rault Brcue McCulloch RAW interview can be found at www.mulliganstew.ca

Mulligan Stew January 17th 2015



Manoovas Doctor John Tribal
Shake it The harpoonist and the Axe Murderer Checkered past
Love the one you’re with The Meters Kickback
Entering White Cecilia The New Pornographers Challengers
Scar Miss Higgins Paste magazine Feb 06 March 06
This is Mulligan Stew playlist www.mulliganstew.ca Host: TDM
Please don’t drive me away Buddy Guy Slippin In
I just want to celebrate Rare Earth Hitsville
Pull this blanket off The Raconteurs Consolers of the Lonely
Welcome to Mulligan Stew on CKUA Radio Your host: Charlie David Pellican Playlist www.muliganstew.ca NEXT The Stones live
Midnight Rambler (live) The Rolling Stones Hyde Park Live
This is Hip John Lee Hooker Mr Lucky
Better Things Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings I learned the hard way
Man of the Hour Norah Jones The Fall
This is The Stew with TDM playlist www.mulliganstew.ca Coming UP – Grateful Dead
Casey Jones The Grateful Dead Workingmans Dead
Soul Finger The Bar-Kays Memphis Soul Classics
Welcome to Mulligan Stew on CKUA Radio Host: Mullyman playlist www.muliganstew.ca NEXT Ben Harpere. Eagles. Taj All Live
Steal My Kisses (loive) Ben harper/Innocent Criminals Live at the Twist and Shout
Season of the Witch Donovan The Essential Donovan
I threw it all away Madeleine Peyroux Standing on the Rooftop
This is The Stew with TDM www.mulliganstew.ca at TDMulligan in the Twitterverse
Hotel California (live) The Eagles Hell Freezes Over
Up on the Mountain Patty Griffin Children Running Through
This is Mulligan Stew Host TD Mulligan Coming UP – Matt Anderson. Mark Knopfler.Al Green
I lost my way Matt Anderson Weightless
Privateering Mark Knopfler Privateering
Valley Way Motel Barbudos Barbudos
This is The Stew with TDM Your host: Charlie David Pellican NEXT : Bowie. Al Green. Taj Mahal.Jack Johnson
Suffragette City David Bowie Ziggy Stardust
Love and Happiness Al Green The Very Best of Al Green
Further on down the road Taj Mahal & Jack Johnson Best of Kokua Festival
Bub Eye

Mulligan Stew January 10th 2015

Dan ManganClub Meds is New music from
Dan Mangan and Blacksmith..its a game breaker for Dan the Man. Beautifully constructed songs backed by musicians who totally get where he’s leading them.
A Dan Mangan interview is coming to The Stew in the next couple of weeks.
We also feature tracks from  TOP the 1993 release from Tower of Power.  Wicked good.
 Got some Ricky Lee Jones, Live at Red Rocks
King Biscuit Boy and Crowbar
Lou Reed
Led ZepplinA really cool set featuring a Led Zeppelin Sandwich.
Its filled with Joe Cocker and Bono/Edge covering Beatles songs..playing the role of the “bread” is Darlene and Poor Tom from Led Zeppelins Coda LP.
New music from Steve Earle, Jerry Lee Lewis, Guster, and of course Dan Mangan
Motown tracks from Smokey Robinson and Edwin Starr.Jerry Lee Lewis
Oh..and don’t forget Los Lobos, Little Feat and Javina Magness.
A solid two hours of music..music for your Saturday night.  
Let me know what you think on twitter @TDMulligan


Nobody loves me like you do Janiva Magness Blues ain’t Pretty
West LA Fadeaway Los Lobos Tin Can Trust
Forgetery Dan Mangan & Blacksmith Club Meds
TDM – talking Coyotes Banff Coming up Tower of Power
It all comes back Tower of Power TOP
I second that emotion Smokey Robinson Hitsville
Outside looking in Bruce Springsteen. E Street Band The Promise
This is Mulligan Stew playlist at www.mulliganstew.ca Coming up more Tower of Power
The Educated Bump Parts 1 & 2 Tower of Power TOP
i like it like that Pete Rodrigues Chef Soundtrack
Youngblood Rickie Lee Jones Live at Red Rocks
25 miles Edwin Starr Hitsville
This is Mulligan Stew with TD Mulligan playlist www.mulliganstew.ca
Mighty Crazy King Biscuit Boy 20 years of Stoney Plain
Badly bent king Biscuit Boy and Crowbar 20 years of Stoney Plain
tdm Talking Canada House playlist at www.mulliganstew.ca coming UP  Lou Reed
A walk on the wild side Lou Reed Transformer
This is Mulligan Stew at  tdmulligan playlist www.mulliganstew.ca
Darlene Led Zeppelin Coda
Come Together Joe Cocker Across the Universe Soundtrack
Lucy in the Sky Bono/Edge Across the Universe Soundtrack
Poor Tom Led Zeppelin Coda
This is Mulligan Stew with terry david mulligan coming UP   news music from stev earle & Jerry Lee Lewis
The Tennesse Kid Steve Earle Terraplane
The Mississippi Kid Jerry Lee Lewis Rock and Roll lives
This is Mulligan Stew TD Mulligan Coming Up Dan Mangan and Blacksmith
Kid Dreams Guster Evermotion
Offred Dan Mangan & Blacksmith Club Meds
I’m leaving it up to you Jimmy Vaughn and Lou Ann Barton Plays Blues, Ballads and Favourites
Glad all over Dave Clark 5 The Hits
tdm playlist at www.mulliganstew.ca
Soul with a Capitol S Tower of Power TOP
Cold Cold Cold (live) Little Feat Waiting for Columbus
Bub Eye

Mulligan Stew January 3rd 2015

2 hours of the best music we can lay our hands on..
A mix of old school vinyl, CD’s, MP3’s plus lost and  found internet bangers.
R-6377017-1417808065-9659.jpegThe feature album is called The Oxford American Southern Music Issue – TEXAS.
Every year my Edmonton friends Chelsea and Christopher Evans-Rymes send me the Oxford American Music Issue Magazine .with CD attached.  It’s their 16th Edition.
From that LP we’re going to play
Talk to Me – Los Super 7 (featuring Delbert McClinton)
Anything you want – Spoon
Calling Card from Rory Gallagher kicks things off
Throw in some Neil Young (Unplugged)
Paul Simon (ITunes Festival in London)
Beck ( (Morning Phase)
Jason Mraz (Beautiful Place) kick s off hour two.   A segment that has only Four Tracks
Herbie Hancocks When Love comes to town (featuring Joss Stone and Jonny Lang)
van-morrison_lVan Morrison’s Astral Weeks (Live at the Hollywood Bowl)
And Aretha Franklin’s Never loved a man (the way I love You) – Live in Paris.
history2Speaking of LIVE..the last 30 minutes kicks off with one of the best live bands EVER..J Geils Band with Hard Driving Man & First I look at the purse
Sam and Dave , Jimmy Vaughn, Keb Mo and Janis Joplin finish off The Stew.

TDM & Tom Cochrane -Kenya-World Vision

TDM & Tom Cochrane -Kenya-World Vision



The Host of todays Mulligan Stew is TD Mulligan.. The Playlist at www.mulliganstew.ca Jan 3 – 2015
Calling Card Rory Gallagher Crest of a Wave
Talk to me Los Super 7 featuring Delbert McClinton Oxford American Southern Music Issue – Texas
Mr Soul Neil Young UnPlugged
Long time gone Billie Joe and Norah Jones Foreverlys
Host TDMulligan – The Playlist at www.mulliganstew.ca Coming Up – Royal Wood & Marvin Gaye
The Light of Dawn Royal Wood The Burning Bright
Mercy Mercy Me Marvin Gaye Hitsville Box Set
www.MulliganStew.ca at   tdmulligan Coming UP Paul Simon Live
Hearts and Bones/Mystery Train (live) Paul Simon iTunes Festival in London
Host   TDM Talking New yearsa at Coyote in Banff www.coyotesbanff.com
Wilbury Twist The Travelling Wilburys Travelling Wilburys Collection
Route 66 The Rolling Stones Englands Newest Hitmakers
Million Miles from Yesterday Govt Mule High and Mighty
Blue Moon Beck Morning Phase
anything you want Spoon Oxford American Southern Music Issue – Texas
www.mulliganstew.ca  Twitter @tdmulligan Coming UP – Va Morrison. Aretha Franklin . Both live
anything you want Jason Mraz Jason Mraz’s Beautiful Place
Astral Weeks/I Believe Ive transcended Van Morrison Live at Hollywood Bowl
When love comes to town Herbie Hancock with Joss Stone & Jonny Lang Possibilities
Never loved a man (Live) Aretha Franklin (live in paris) Delta Meets Detroit
Host   TDM playlist www.mulliganstew.ca Coming UP – Sam and Dave. Keb Mo . Janis Joplin
Hard Driving Man (live) J Geils Band Anthology – House Party
First I look at the Purse (live) J Geils Band Anthology – House Party
You dont know Sam and Dave Stax – 50th
Mulligan Stew – TDMulligan Talking Canada House 2015 canadahouse.com
without you Jimmy Vaughn Do you get the Blues?
I’m gonna be your man Keb Mo Blues Americana
Bye Bye Baby Big Brother and the Holding Company / fewaturing janis Joplin Oxford American Southern Music Issue – Texas

Mulligan Stew Dec 27th- Frazey Ford Interview

Follow Frazey: @FrazeyFord


Documentary filmmaker Robert Gordon was driving down a Memphis road when
Frazey Ford stopped him dead in his tracks.
Ford was on the radio singing If You Gonna Go, a song from her 2010 album
Obadiah. To Gordon, it felt as if Ford was channeling the spirit of Memphis
soul, a topic he was documenting at the time, focusing on soul icon Al
Green, producer Willie Mitchell and Memphis’ famous Royal Recording Studio,
where Green cut some of his classic recordings.
He immediately called the radio station to find out who was playing, and
invited Ford to come down to Tennessee.
What Gordon didn’t know was that the Vancouver-based singer-songwriter – who
is also a member of roots-folk trio Be Good Tanyas – had been a longtime Al
Green fan, and that one of her dreams was to one day work with Green’s famed
Hi Rhythm Section: organist Charles Hodges, Sr., bassist Leroy “Flick”
Hodges and guitarist Mabon “Teenie” Hodges.
“(Gordon) looked me up and sent me an email asking if I wanted to come work
with those guys,” Ford said in a phone interview. “It took me about a month
to respond because I was so in shock. I’ve been obsessed with that band and
those particular musicians most of my musical (life).
“It was too much of a bizarre dream come true.”
Ironically, it had never occurred to Ford, who had first heard Green’s
classic album Love And Happiness while sojourning in London in the early
’90s, to reach out to Mitchell and the Hodges brothers on her own.
“In the Be Good Tanyas, I was always used to working with my own band,” Ford
said. “When I set out solo, I took (guitarist) Trish (Klein, also from Be
Good Tanyas) and John (Raham, the Be Good Tanyas’ drummer) – I work within a
circle of people that I knew and was comfortable with. So to go and do a
whole album with these new people was a very expanding experience for me.”
The resulting album, Ford’s superb sophomore solo effort Indian Ocean, was
recorded in multiple separate sessions: In Memphis with Raham, bassist
Darren Parris and the Hi Rhythm Section, and in Vancouver with her regular
crew of Klein, Raham, Parris, guitarist Craig McCaul, backup vocalists Debra
Jean Creelman and Caroline Ballhorn, and pianist Phil Cook.
Ford admitted the initial Royal Recording Studio session was terrifying.
“I was very intimidated to be having to guide these sessions. We just
experimented. I wanted to jam with them. That’s how they play and that’s how
I play. We play by intuition and feel and that’s why it worked between us.
“For (album opener) September Fields, I was in the control room and I was
singing into (Memphis soul singer) Ann Peebles’ microphone. I was so nervous
that I didn’t have a proper headphone mix. I couldn’t hear what they were
doing. I came out of the backroom and they had turned it into this whole
other thing: It sounded like something between Dolly Parton and Love And
Happiness to me – like, wow.”
In a strange twist of fate, Indian Ocean is the last recording Teenie Hodges
appeared on. He died shortly after the album was completed in June from
complications of emphysema. He was 68. Indian Ocean is dedicated to him.
“He was such a wonderful person and we became quite close,” Ford said. “He
would call me before I’d go on tour. He was a lovely, hilarious character.
He went into a coma not long after we did our last session with him and he
had been saying he might come visit. I feel like he held on to finish that
album. He looked good but he was very frail and he was on oxygen the whole
time. He didn’t have a lot of energy but the energy he had he gave to that
Recorded over a period of two years, Indian Ocean strikes a fine balance
between light and dark, between elegiac, soul-lifting musicality and
confessional, soul-baring lyricism.
Heartbreak, frayed relationships and, Ford admitted, memories of childhood
abuse and trauma resurfaced on Indian Ocean, but not because she had planned
“It was a really challenging album for me,” Ford said. “Some of the stuff
coming out, I was like, ‘Really? Now?’ I couldn’t see the overall picture
for a long, long time. (Obadiah) came out in one fell swoop: Making sense of
family and all this stuff. (Note: Obadiah is Ford’s middle name, inspired by
the name of the family cat.)
“One thing that’s so clear about (the Hi Rhythm Section) is that, in the
tradition of African-American music, you’re not playing a sad song to bring
somebody down. You may sing about the hardest thing but you sing about it in
a way that’s uplifting. You are interested in being truthful and being
expressive and moving through things.”
That’s the spirit Gordon felt when he heard Ford that time while driving his
car. That’s the spirit every listener will hear and feel when giving Indian
Ocean a spin or when seeing Ford live at her two sold-out shows this week in
Vancouver at St. James Hall.
It won’t be painful to dig deep. Rather, it will make you stronger.
“We carry so much unexpressed stuff because we’re so terrified of it. You’re
not alive when you carry too much of that stuff. Life is painful, no matter
what you do. But that movement through, with beauty and courage, is what
we’re mean to do while we’re here.
“This album traverses some heavy, hard things. There’s no particular answer
or particular resolution – just the tides of life.”


This is Mulligan Stew Playlist  www.mulliganstew.ca TDMulligan
Feeling Alright (live) Joe Cocker Live at Woodstock
Killin Floor The Electric Flag From his head to his heart to his hands
The way it is The Sheepdogs The Sheepdogs
tdm  your holiday elf playlist www.mulliganstew.ca Coming Up – The CKUA Top 100 for 2014
Heart is a drum Beck Morning Phase
come see about me Tedeschi Trucks Band Revelator
You’ve changed Dave and Phil Alvin Play and Sing songs of Big Bill Broonzey
27 is the new 17 Zeus Classic Zeus
I just dont understand Spoon they want my soul
break Coming UP – More highlights from CKUA Top 100 from 2014 Our guest  Carol ann Murray
The 2014 CKUA Top 100 with our guest Carol Ann Murray Music Co-ordinator CKUA Radio
Let her go Mac Demarco Salad days
Straight through the Light Zeus Classic Zeus
Ive got the World on a String Dr John & Bonnie Raitt Ske Dat de Dat. The Spirit of Satch
carol ann Murray Music Co-Ordinator CKUA The CKUA Top 100 for 2014
Headphones Mounties Thrash Rock Legacy
Poor Howard Robert Plant Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar
Spades Jenn Grant Compostela
Break Be right back with Carol Ann Murray www.mulliganstew.ca
The 2014 CKUA Top 100 with our guest Carol Ann Murray Frazey Ford in 30 minutes
Too Bad So Sad Michael Rault Living Daylight
Backstairs The New Pornographers Brill Bruisers
West Memphis Lucina Williams Down where the spirit meets the bone
tdm  your holiday elf Coming UP  Frazey Ford Her new album Indian Ocean
Almost like the blues Leonard Cohen Popular Problems
so much to learn Adam Cohen We go Home
this is Mulligan Stew wit tdm Coming UP  Frazey Ford playlist www.mulliganstew.ca
Frazey Ford Interview at memphis Blues BBQ Her latest release is Indian Ocean details at www.mulliganstew.ca
September Fields Frazey Ford Indian Ocean
Frazey Ford Interview at memphis Blues BBQ Her latest release is Indian Ocean details at www.mulliganstew.ca
Youre not Free Frazey Ford Indian Ocean
Frazey Ford Interview
running Frazey Ford Indian Ocean
Frazey Ford Interview
These Arms of Mine Otis Redding Live in Paris

Mulligan Stew Dec 20th-Christmas Special part 2 & Jim Cuddy Interview

Blue RodeoBlue Rodeo  with their newly announced holiday album A Merrie Christmas to You.
Although the album includes a couple of well-known Christmas tunes — “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “O Come All Ye Faithful” — the rest are a slightly more modern. There are covers of Joni Mitchell, Big Star, Paul Simon, Gordon Lightfoot, the Band and more. There are also two Blue Rodeo originals: Jim Cuddy’s brand-new “Home to You This Christmas” and a re-recording of Greg Keelor’s “Glad to Be Alive.” 
The album was recorded in a week at their very own Woodshed Studio in Toronto. Each song was captured live. 
“The songs are as much about the season as they are about the actual day,” Cuddy said in a statement about the selection of material. “The criteria for choosing material were to find songs that we could actually sing and make our own.” 
The cover art comes from an illustration by Keelor’s great-uncle, who made greeting cards back in the ’20s. The tracklist is below, and the name of the artist who wrote each song is in parentheses. 
The RAW interview is posted here for your listening pleasure 

A Merrie Christmas to You
1. Jesus Christ (Big Star)
2. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane)
3. If We Make It Through December (Merle Haggard)
4. River (Joni Mitchell)
5. O Come All Ye Faithful (traditional)
6. Getting Ready for Christmas Day (Paul Simon)
7. Glad to Be Alive
8. Home to You This Christmas
9. Song for a Winter’s Night (Gordon Lightfoot)
10. Christmas Must Be Tonight (The Band) 


The Christmas Stew Part Two Dec 20   2014 Your Christmas Elf: TDM
Everyday will be like a Holiday William Bell A Classic Soul Christmas
Rockin around the Christmas Tree Dion Holiday Lounge
Calling to Say Serena Ryder If your memory serves you well
Good King Wenceslas The Skydiggers Angels
The Christmas Stew Part Two playlist www.mulliganstew.ca Coming UP Crowbar and Blue Rodeo
Go tell it on the Mountain Blind Boys of Alabama/Tom Wait Last Month of the Year
The Christmas Stew Part Two playlist www.mulliganstew.ca tonights guest Jim Cuddy Blue Rodeo
Run Run Rudolph Crowbar Single
stay with me Charles Brown Charles Brown’s cool Christmas blues
Break the christmas stew part two In 30 minutes Jim Cuddy guests
Jesus Christ Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to You
Santa Clause Santa Claus James Brown Cool Yule
Christmas Lights Coldplay Now Christmas 5
Maybe this Christmas Ron Sexsmith A Winters Night
Host TD Mulligan Coming Up Jim Cuddy/Blue Rodeo Merry Christmas Everyone
Christmas Tears Eric Clapton A very special Christmas Live
Christmas Fais Do Do Marcia Ball Alligator Records Genuine House Rockin Christmas
Host TD Mulligan playlist www.mulliganstew.ca Next Whitney Houston
Joy to the World Whitney Houston One Wish
Break Coming up Next Jim Cuddy Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to You
Jim Cuddy   The Interview Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to You
O Come All Ye Faithful Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to You
Jim Cuddy   The Interview
River Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to You
Jim Cuddy   The Interview
Home to you this Christmas Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to You
Jim Cuddy   The Interview
Christmas must be tonight Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to You
Merry Christmas from the Family Robert Earl Keen
The Christmas Stew Part Two your christmas elf: TDMulligan playlist www.mulliganstew.ca
Santa’s messing with the Kid Eddie Campbell Jingle Blues
Please come home for Christmas Charles Brown Cool Yule Old School
Christmas must be tonight Bahamas The warm December
Host TD Mulligan the christmas stew part two playlist www.mulliganstew.ca
Best Christmas Ever Julian Moon Single
Merry Christmas Baby Elvis White Christmas
in the morning The Trews/Serena Ryder Christmas single
Santa Claus is coming to town Booker T and the MGs A Classic Soul Christmas
Merry Christmas..Happy Holiday Its 7Pm..everybody on board The Loove Train

Mulligan Stew December 13th – Christmas Special Part 1

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Classic Christmas tunes from…

Otis Redding
Tom Waits.. (not so classic Christmas card from a Hooker in Minneapolis) and
Lyle Lovett – The Girl with the Holiday Smile
James Taylor
The Bruce Brothers – Cockburn and Springsteen
  John Prine
Real Roy Forces – Got me some Mincemeat Tart, Dave “Mr Christmas GoGo, Darlene Love.
U2, Be Good Tanyas, Colin James, BB King, Travelling Wilburys, Roomful of Blues, etc.
 NEW Christmas tunes from
Blue Rodeo
Rod Stewart w CeeLo Green and Trombone Shorty
Lindi Ortega
 And a LOT more..
Wall to Wall Christmas Stew.
So..if you’re doing last minute shopping, in the kitchen getting ready to have guests over or making dinner..You’re Christmas music is all laid out for you..
Just head for CKUA and CKUA.COM


James Taylor James Taylor at Christmas
Lyle Lovett Release Me
Bruce Cockburn Christmas
playlist www.mulliganstew.ca coming UP Norah Jones, Sting, Tom Waits
Sting If on a Winter’s Night
Norah Jones Mojo Christmas
Tom Waits Blue Valentine
BB King A Celebration of Hope
playlist www.mulliganstew.ca Coming UP U2, The Wilburys, Blue Rodeo
U2 Christmas
The Travelling Wilburys Christmas single
Aaron Neville Christmas
Joan Osborne Christmas means Love
playlist www.mulliganstew.ca
Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to You
Rod Stewart. Cee Lo Green. Trombone Shorty Christmas Single
The Drifters Christmas singles
playlist www.mulliganstew.ca Next Week Jim Cuddy guests
Roomful of Blues Christmas 3
Bruce Springsteen Christmas of Hope
The Be Good Tanyas Christmas 4
Lindi Ortega Tennesse Christmas
playlist www.mulliganstew.ca Next Week Jim Cuddy guests
Otis Redding Celebrate the Seasons
Colin james Christmas
playlist www.mulliganstew.ca Twitter@tdmulligan
Darlene Love Phil Spectors Christmas album
Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to You
John Prine Christmas
Next week Jim Cuddy Twitter@tdmulligan
Dave GoGo Christmas with the Blues
Joan Osborne Christmas means Love
Roy Forbes Great Canadian Goldrush
Steve Pineo Steve Pineos Christmas album