250 The Ones That Got Away

For our 250th show we hit on the idea of selecting tracks that had been shortlisted for previous shows but left out for reasons that now seem poor, and that really were good enough to play to you.

Also, being a celebration of sorts – 250 shows over nearly ten years is a fair achievement after all – we extended the show to 2½ hours, and even then could not fit in all the tracks we’d shortlisted for this show.

For whatever reason the audience was slower than usual to assemble – I’m sure it being late Spring had something to do with it – but we were rewarded with 21 listener connections in the end, a good number in recent terms.

At this point there’s no reason to doubt that we can go on for another 250, although some of us may have to hand the torch over to new people eventually.  Before that, in ten weeks time, show 255 will be our Tenth Anniversary show.  More on that later.


Title Artists Album Year Intended show
In The Beginning Robben Ford Tiger Walk 1997 The Wood and The Wire
Off The Top (Line Dance) Béla Fleck and The Flecktones Little Worlds 2003 MOULa Anniversary
The English Dance John Renbourn The Black Balloon 1989 The Wood and The Wire
Jackie Blue The Ozark Mountain Daredevils It’ll Shine When It Shines 1974 Southern Rock
Country Doctor Bruce Hornsby Hot House 1995 Bruce Hornsby
Fair Game Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN 1977 Singing Together
Black Coffee Julie London Top Secret 1999 Let’s Eat

Main Show

Sing, Sing, Sing Benny Goodman Ken Burns Jazz Series: Benny Goodman [2000] 1937 Let There Be Drums
‘Round Midnight Thelonious Monk The Complete Riverside Recordings (CD 6) [1988] 1947 Thelonious Monk
Peaches En Regalia (Live At Fillmore East , June1971) Frank Zappa, The Mothers Fillmore East – June 1971 2018 Frank Zappa
Guna Guna Passport Iguaçu 1977 Passport
The Logical Song Supertramp Breakfast In America 1979 Supertramp
Line In The Dust Bruce Hornsby Spirit Trail 1996 Bruce Hornsby
Tell Me Are You Tired Santana Amigos 1976 Santana
Fat Time Miles Davis The Man With The Horn 1981 Miles Davis
Kite Snarky Puppy We Like It Here 2014 Songs That Get Under Your Skin
Lusitanos Weather Report Tale Spinnin’ 1975 Weather Report
Born to Touch Your Feelings Scorpions Taken By Force 1978 The Quiet Bits
Another Monday John Renbourn Group Another Monday 1966 The Wood and The Wire
All Along The Watchtower Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland 1968 Covered Up 2
Praise Pat Metheney Group First Circle 1984 ECM Records
Amarantine Enya Amarantine 2005 Enya
Close to You Iain Ballamy MirrorMask 2005 Hallloween
Cascade Waltz CAN Flow Motion 1976 Can
Evil Walks AC/DC For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) 1981 AC/DC
Rough Boy ZZ Top Afterburner 1985 ZZ Top
Beautiful Gordon Lightfoot Don Quixote 1972 Gordon Lightfoot
Love’s a Deadly Weapon KISS Asylum 1985 KISS
Out On a Limb Stillwater Stillwater 1977 Southern Rock
Serious Todd Rundgren State 2013 Todd Rundgren
Earthquake Driver Counting Crows live performance, Later 2014 Earth Day
Born Under A Bad Sign Cream Wheels Of Fire [2001 remaster] 1968 Covered Up 1
Misdirected Blues Robben Ford & The Blue Line Mystic Mile 1993 Robben Ford
Before You Accuse Me Eric Clapton Journeyman 1990 Covered Up 1
See the Changes Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN 1977 Singing Together


 Cold On The Shoulder Gordon Lightfoot Cold On The Shoulder 1975 Gordon Lightfoot
Incident At Neshabur Santana Abraxas (1998 30th Anniv. Expanded Ed.) 1970 The Wood and The Wire
Blue Matter John Scofield Blue Matter 1987 Let There Be Drums
The Days Of Wine And Roses (Remastered 2001) Joe Pass Joe Pass: Deep Dive! 2021 MOULa 13th Anniversary
Man In The Moon Yellowjackets Mirage a Trois 1983 Robben Ford
Daily Grind Little Feat Representing the Mambo 1990 Southern Rock
Smiles And Smiles To Go Larry Carlton Alone/But Never Alone 1986 The Wood and The Wire