every once in a while, we like to remind our listeners of the app called Shazam, which is extremely helpful for our modern (or low budget) approach to broadcasting. Shazam is free, downloads in 1-2 minutes, and works nicely in identifying songs and artists. once you have Shazam in your phone/device, all you do is……when you hear a song/artist you’d like identified, just hold the phone up to the speaker, and within a few seconds, you will see artist, song title, and maybe even the album/CD cover. it’s quite nifty and will add to your pleasure when listening to the swinging super-eclectic sounds of Jive Radio.
this morning, monday June 11, Shazam would have identified all of the following songs for you, from BVD’s Bucket of Wathefucket (845 to 930)
Steve Stills–49 Bye Byes (live from 4 Way Street)
Sting–fortress around your heart
Jerry Garcia Band–deal (live)
Steely Dan–sign in stranger
Rotary Connection (featuring Minnie Riperton)–tales of brave ulysses
Boards of Canada–zoetrope
Gerry & the Pacemakers–ferry across the mersey
Sheryl Crow–there goes the neighborhood
Annie Lennox–ladies of the canyon
Al Green–i’m glad you’re mine
Sly & the Family Stone–sing a simple song
this was obviously a stunning slice of music radio that those hacks at Sirius/XM can only dream of……and hey Sirius, we’re available!