Memphis Mystery Train Set List: December 22, 2011

Posted by Holly Whitfield | December 22nd 2011 805 0

I came into WEVL this morning to find that someone had all-out decked the station's halls. I managed to get in the holiday spirit by playing three (and only three) Christmas songs on today's show.

WEVL tree, Memphis, Tenn.

Here's what I played on this week's Memphis Mystery Train, with the local tracks marked as always with an asterisk and my notes in italics:

Barry Louis Polisar – All I Want Is You
The Egyptians – Party Stomp
Amanda Palmer – Leeds United
Arrah and the Ferns – Waterproof Gold Watch
The Macabees – Can You Give It
Lou Barlow – Mary (ed. – Christmas song no. 1)
Black Heart Procession – It's a Crime I Never Told You About the Diamonds In Your Eyes
Kimya Dawson – I Like Giants (ed. – especially girl giants.)
The Gories – Nitroglycerine
*Reigning Sound – Bad Man
New Pornographers – Mutiny, I Promise You
Wanda Jackson – Don'a Won-a
The Decemberists – Apology Song
Harvey Danger – Sometimes, You Have to Work on Christmas (ed. – Christmas Song no. 2)
*Jack O. and the Tennessee Tearjerkers – Chills and Fever
Bandana Splits – Stay if You Wanna
Marah – Why Independent Record Stores Fail (ed. – a love song for record nerds)
The Pinups – Lookin' for Boys

Bruce Springsteen – Dancing in the Dark (ed. – today's guilty pleasure)
Sleater-Kinney – You're No Rock'n'Roll Fun
Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner – I've Been Married Just as Long as You Have
The English Beat – Save it for Later
*Lucero – Kiss the Bottle
Old 97s – Crash on the Barrelhead
*John Paul Keith and the 1,4,5's – Never Could Say No
Detroit Cobras – Hot Dog (Watch Me Eat) (ed. – for my teammates)
Peter Sarsdedt – Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – 100 Days, 100 Nights
Clem Snide – Beautiful (ed. – yes, like the Christina Aguilera song.)
Those Darlins – Drivin' Nails in My Coffin
The Ramones – I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
Paul Robeson – The Four Insurgent Generals
The Cramps – Trapped Love
Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs – Leave it Alone
*Two Way Radio – Feminist Pirate
*Otis Redding – You Left the Water Running
Yo La Tengo – Emulsified

If you missed today's show, you can catch it when it re-airs tomorrow afternoon from 2 p.m. –  4 p.m., or listen every week from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis or on

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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