Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Universal Sound - The Best of 2017! (TOTR 318-319)


No time for reflection now -- although I have been reflecting, about all this music, about this crazy world, & about how time just flies. 

For today, I have decided to just post the Top 10 list of my favorite albums of the last year year & a playlist including samples from a few more! This aired as part of a special edition of Teacher On The Radio on Tuesday, December 19. The parts of the 3.5 hour daytime show that were not "best of," these represented my insatiable obsession with Christmas/holiday/seasonal songs. 


  1. Jason Isbell -- The Nashville Sound
  2. U2 -- Songs Of Experience
  3. Arcade Fire -- Everything Now
  4. Rhiannon Giddens -- Freedom Highway
  5. Iron & Wine -- Beast Epic
  6. Margo Price -- All American Made
  7. Chris Stapleton -- From A Room Volume 2
  8. The Collection -- Listen to the River
  9. The Gray Havens -- Ghost of a King Live
  10. Valerie June -- Just In Time


Monday, December 18, 2017

Shout For Joy (TOTR 317)


Three Dog Night - Joy To The World
Stevie Ray Vaughn - Pride and Joy
Phish - Joy
The Flaming Lips - A Change At Christmas
Snow Patrol - When I Get Home For Christmas
Coldplay - Christmas Lights
Eagles - Please Come Home For Christmas
The Killers - Joy Ride
Odetta - Shout For Joy
James Brown - Christmas is Coming
Fee - All Creation Sing
All Sons & Daughters - Creation Sings
The Sons of Champlin - For Joy
Future of Forestry - Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Tracey Thorn - Joy
Iron & Wine - Joy
Rend Collective - Joy
Trans Siberian Orchestra - Good King Joy
Sufjan Stevens - Joy To The World
Akash & Ruby Dookheet - I Am Peace I Am Love I Am Joy
Hanson - Joy to the Mountain
The Sing Team - The First Noel
Gungor - Silent Night
Andrew Bird -Auld Lang Syne

Sam Cooke - (What A) Wonderful World

Monday, December 11, 2017

Thrill of Hope (TOTR 316)


My Morning Jacket - When The Bells Start Ringing
Bob Mould - (Shine Your) Light Love Hope
Nippon Art - Love, Peace and Hope
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit - Hope The High Road
Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes
Glen Hansard - High Hope
Wilder Adkins - Hope & Sorrow
Wendell Kimbrough - Christmas Eve
Wendell Kimbrough - The Hope Of The Poor
Christian Akridge - Hope
Deer Tick - Hope Is  Big
Sidewalk Prophets - Hope Was Born This Night
Switchfoot - Only Hope
The Brilliance - Hope
The Gray Havens - A Living Hope
The Gray Havens - City of David
Branches - It Won’t Be Long
Linda Thompson - Won’t Be Long Now
Robbie Seay Band - Song of Hope
Joshua Eller - The Thrill of Hope
Josh Garrels - Hosanna
Page CXVI - O Come All Ye Faithful
Beta Radio - The Song The Season Brings
Rend Collective - For All That You Have Done
Jennifer Knapp & Margaret Becker - Go Tell It On The Mountain
Aaron Neville - O Holy Night
Penny & Sparrow - Silent Night

Monday, December 4, 2017

Cosmic Love (TOTR 315)


U2 -  Love Is All We Have Left
Florence + the Machine - Cosmic Love
My Morning Jacket - Wear Your Love Like Heaven
U2- Tomorrow
U2- Love Comes Tumbling
U2- Pride (in the name of Love)
U2- Everlasting Love
BB King - Christmas Love
U2- When Love Comes To Town
U2- Love & Peace or Else
U2- Magnificent
U2- Miracle Drug
U2- Original of the Species
U2- Kite
U2- California (There is No End to Love)
U2 - Summer of Love
U2- Love is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way
U2- Ordinary Love
My Morning Jacket - True Love Ways
Grateful Dead - Turn On Your Lovelight
Mayer Hawthorne - Cosmic Love
Jars of Clay - Love Came Down On Christmas
Joshua Eller - I Need Emmanuel
The Gray Havens - Far Kingdom

U2 - 13 (There is a Light)

Gives Thanks & Praises (TOTR 314)

(this program originally aired on Monday 11/27/2017)
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Give Thanks & Praises
Freddie McGregor - O Come All Ye Faithful
Judah & the Lion - The Christmas Song
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - Baby It’s Cold Outside
We Gotta Get Out Of This Place - Dan Auerbach
Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real - Find Yourself
Gregg Allman - My Only True Friend
Duane & Gregg Allman - Morning Dew
Grateful Dead - Corrina
U2 - American Soul
Bob Seger - Forward Into The Past
Bob Seger - Blue Ridge
Eric Bogle - Singing The Spirit Home
Rob Nelson & Ryan Hyland - Brokedown Palace
Jim James - The World Is Falling Down
Arlo Guthrie - Children of Abraham
Arlo Guthrie - My Peace
Mavis Staples - Peaceful Dream
Bruce Cockburn - Jesus Train
The Decemberists - Jesus Christ
Jordan Tyler Poole - Least of These
Sufjan Stevens - The Midnight Clear
Sufjan Stevens - The Greatest Gift
Elizabeth Mitchell & Friends - Baby Born Today
MUNA - Pipes Of Peace

Monday, November 27, 2017

Ready or Not (TOTR 313)

This edition originally aired on Monday, November 13, 2017.

U2 - The Blackout
Neil Young & Promise of the Real - Already Great
The Gray Havens & Propaganda - High Enough
Fugees - Ready or Not
Mavis Staples - Little Bit
Queen Latifah (from Chicago) - When You’re Good To Mama
Bill Horwitz - Sing Me
Jefferson Airplane - When The Earth Moves Again
Stoneground - Won’t Be Long
The Fool - Rainbow Man
The Bergerfolk - Rainbow Race
Bob Weir & Rob Wasserman - Throwing Stones
John Prine - Paradise
Jason Wilber & Iris Dement - Heaven
Ryley Walker - On the Banks of the Old Kishwaukee
Dave Rawlings Machine - Ruby
Shearwater - Mistakes
Drive By Truckers - Baggage
Ben Harper - I Want To Be Ready
Ashley Cleveland - Ready Or Not
Penny and Sparrow - Well You Know It Ends Well
Penny and Sparrow - Go Tell It On The Mountain
The Gray Havens - At Last, The King
Bob Dylan - When He Returns
Guy Carawan - Amen

Monday, November 6, 2017

Highways & Clouds (TOTR 312)


Amos Lee - Highways & Clouds
Blitzen Trapper - Lonesome Angel
Son Volt - Angel Of The Blues
Blessed Feathers - Wide World
Amos Lee - Running Out Of Time
St. Paul & the Broken Bones - Sanctify
Jim James - Here In Spirit
Ray LaMontagne - Forever My Friend
The Chieftains & Pablo Nutini - Hard Times Come Again No More
Counting Crows - This Land Is Your Land
Crosby, Stills, & Nash - Helplessly Hoping
St. Paul & The Broken Bones - All I Ever Wonder
Alabama Shakes - Future People
Ed Sheeran - Autumn Leaves
Jesse Woods - Gold In The Air
Frontier Ruckus - Dark Autumn Hour
Monica Heldal - Boy From The North
Nathaniel Rateliff - A Lamb on the Stone
The Wild Reeds - Let No Grief
John Paul White - The Martyr
Sufjan Stevens - Drawn to the Blood
The Band - Long Black Veil
Nathan Partain - I Am One Of Those
Enter The Worship Circle - Trouble Won’t Go
Steven Delopoulos - May I Always Keep My Feet Upon The Ground

First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn - Guide My Feet