Blue Rodeo

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) 
 
 

PLAYLIST:

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 Nov 9th

 This week on the Stew…


 

Emmy Lou Harris

Emmy Lou Harris


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rolling Stone                    Johnny Rivers.                 Greatest Hits.
Fire on the Bayou.             The Meters.                     The greatest Mardi
Gras concert.Ever
Brand New Day.               Sting.                                     All this time.
Give it back to you.           Bare Naked Ladies.      Grinning Streak.
You can never hold
Back Spring.                     Ton Waits.                            Orphans
Deacon Blues                   Steely Dan.                          A decade of
Blinded by the light.           Bruce Springsteen.    Live in Dublin
Diggin on James Brown.   Tower of Power.           Best of james Brown
Calling out to you.            Tedeschi Trucks band  Made up Mind.
Angel Eyes.                     EmmyLou Harris.              Light of the stable.
Never too late                 Blue Rodeo.                       In our Nature.
We exist.                         Arcade Fire.                        Reflector.
Wooly Bully.                   Ry Cooder &Corridos    Live at great Am.
Famosos.                   Music Hall.
Hard Times Blues.         Eric Clapton.                    Clapton.
Got to serve somebody  Mavis Staples.              Tangled up in blues.
Host.                              Takes a break.                       For quick nap.
Lemon Squeezer.           Fleetwood Mac.              Shrine 69.
Somebody got a hold.    Etta James.                     Best of.
Hold on.                          Alabama Shakes                Boys & Girls.
Death have Mercy.          Harry Manx and
Kevin Breitt.                In Good we Trust.
Comfortably Numb (live). Van Morrison and
Roger Waters.                                                                   At the Movies.
All you need is Love.         The Beatles                     Beatles 67-70.
Long Distance Call (live)    Muddy Waters etc.    Fathers and Sons.

Mulligan Stew August 25th

If you went to the Bonnie Raitt closer concert at Edmonton Folk Fest this year, you would have noticed her keyboard player Mike Finnegan
Bonnie gave him his own spotlight and he sang like a mockingbird.
I’ve been playing Mike for years now and am so happy he’s still around and finally getting the break he earned years ago,
And THATS why he starts off Saturdays Stew.
On Vinyl my friends.
Lyle Lovett sings a Holiday song – well, it mentions the Holidays. Girl with the Holiday Smile which begins
“I met a hooker at the grocery store”
Brand new Van Morrison music  Born to Sing
Tom Waits
 
New Whitehorse. Radiator Blues
 New Scenic Route, Royal Wood
Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) shows up with a down and dirty  version of Peter Greens Oh Well on the Tribute to Fleetwood Mac.  I’m happy to see that the producers we aware there were two different Fleetwood Macs. The first was by far the best.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE tracks from 
U2
Bruce Cockburn
 Allman Brothers
Blue Rodeo
Tom Petty
Otis redding
Jackson Browne and David Lindley.  This is a very powerful LP.  Recorded on a tour of Spain in 2006.  The band consisted of some of Spains greatest players. 
Check out the remarkable version of Late for the Sky. 
Etta James – doing Jimmy Reeds Baby what you want me to do.   
Show closes with one of the best singles ever recorded…Mongo SantaMaria  Watermelon Man.  
TURN IT UP 

Artist

Song

Album

Mike Finnegan Baby, I found out Mike Finnegan
U2 Angel of Harlem (live) Rattle and Hum
Bruce Cockburn/Kathryn Moses Barrelhouse all night long Waiting for a Miracle (Singles)
Roomful of Blues Loan me helping hand Blues’ll make you happy too
Allman Bros Statesboro Blues (live) Live at Stoneybrook
Lyle Lovett Girl with the Holiday Smile Release Me
Van Morrison Pagan heart Born to Sing.  No Plan B
Blue Rodeo Trust Yourself (live) Just like a vacation
Tom Petty/Heartbreakers Breakdown (live) Live Anthology
Whitehorse Radiator Blues Fate of the World
Paul Simon Graceland 25th Anniversary
Scenic Route to Alaska Time All these years
Royal Wood I want your love We were born to Glory
David Bowie Growing Up Pinups (re-issue)
James Brown Get on up (Sex Machine) Best of Vol 2
Otis Redding Respect (live) Otis Blue
Ry Cooder Crazy bout an automobile Borderline
Jackson Browne/David Lindley Late for the Sky (live) Love is strange
Billy Gibbons Oh Well Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
Tom Waits Satisfied Bad as Me
Etta James Baby what u want me 2 do Chess 50th Ann
Mongo Santamaria Watermelon Man Mojo