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Take 2@2 Monday, December 5, 2016


Take 2@2 for Monday, December 5th, 2016 our celebration of Black Sabbath’s Paranoid continues.  Through Thursday, we are highlighting songs from Black Sabbath’s Paranoid. We will experience the glory of Ozzy plus hand out copies of the Deluxe Expanded Edition of Paranoid plus 1 4-CD Limited Edition version on the WNRN VIP LIST.


Paranoid came out in 1970 and track four on the album is an epic song about strength and darkness. When Ozzy Osbourne heard the guitar riff crafted by Tommy Iommi, he thought it sounded , “like a big iron bloke walking about.” “Iron Man” was born. The lyrics tell a story of man that travels to the future and witness the apocalypse. When the man returns to his own time he is rendered mute and cannot warn others about the doom ahead.

Thanks to Stan Lee and Marvel Comics today’s generation knows Iron Man as Tony Stark’s super suit. The über nerd with powers and the leader of The Avengers.

The cover is from Sir Mix-a-Lot’s first album Swass. Way before his lordship of rap told how “Baby Got Back,” Sir Mix-a-Lot recorded his own unique take on the Heavy Metal classic.

I hope you enjoy today’s Take 2@2, sponsored by Brown Automotive Group.

– Tad Abbey


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WNRN Top 100 Voting is Live

As we look forward to plenty of great new music in 2017, we need your help to take a look back at 2016 and tell us what the best releases were. Go to our submission page now to create your own top 10 list of 2016.

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Coming up on World Cafe…

World Cafe’s Talia Schlanger is joined by Amanda Shires. When she and fellow musician, Jason Isbell, discovered they were going to be first-time parents, she found herself stuck at home, unable to tour. The experience fueled her to write and record a new album, while very pregnant, and three days later, her daughter was born. Today, Shires talks about the record, called My Piece of Land, and performs live.

Listen to World Cafe on WNRN every weeknight from 6-8 PM.


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Les Temps Perdue Playlist 12/4/16


Soft Boys- I Wanna Destroy You

Sparks- This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both of Us

Motorhead- Arc od Spades

Sloan- Underwhelmed

Generation X- Ready Steady Go

Nine Inch Nails- Head Like a Hole

Massive Attack- Teardrop

Dead Boys- Sonic Reducer

Police- Next To You

Delta 5- Mind Your Own Business

Sonic Youth- 100%

Pretenders- Bad Boys Get Spanked

Erasure- Chains of Love

Throwing Muses- Counting Backwards

Midnight Oil- Beds Are Burning

Killing Joke- Eighties

Split Enz- History Never Repeats



R.E.M.- Texarkana

Bjork- Army of Me

New York Dolls- Personality Crisis

The Damned- Love Song

Mother Love Bone- This is Shangrali

Dukes of Stretosphear- Vanishing Girl

Buggles- Video Killed The Radio Star

Guided by Voices- Bulldog Skin

Material Issue- Valerie Loves Me

Talking Heads- Once In A Lifetime

The Jam- Thats Entertainment

The 101ers- Keys To Your Heart

Lush- Lady Killer

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Country Feedback Playlist for 12/4/2016

Sierra Hull – Weighted Mind – Choices and Changes – 2016
John Fogerty – The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again – Moody River – 2009
Bob Weir – Blue Mountain – Gonesville – 2016
Greg Brown – Freak Flag – I Don’t Know Anybody In This Town – 2011
Kate Campbell – Twang On A Wire – Rose Garden – 2003
Wayne Hancock – Slingin’ Rhythmn – Wear Out Your Welcome – 2016
Brian Wilson and Kacey Musgraves – No Pier Pressure – Guess You Had To Be There – 2015
Drive-by Truckers – American Band – Ramon Casiano – 2016
Neil Young – Old Ways – Back To The Country – 1985
Kitty Wells – – It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels – 1952
Buddy Miller – Cruel Moon – Love Match – 1999
Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash – New Old Story – Poor Man’s Son – 2014
Emmylou Harris – Elite Hotel – Feelin Single, Seein Double – 1978
Jimmie Dale Gilmore – Braver Newer World – Braver Newer World – 1996
Tony Joe White – Rain Crow – The Middle of Nowhere – 2016

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Bluegrass Sunday Morning 12/14/16


Stanley Brothers – Christmas Time is Near

Sister Sadie – All I Can Do

Irene Kelley – Carolina Wind

James King – Thirty Years of Farming

John Bowman – Reach of His Hand

Larry Stephenson Band – Sweet Little Darling (Don’t You Cry)

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice – Walking in the Blue Ridge

The Three Pickers – Daybreak Blues

Bill Monroe – Big Mon

Alison Krauss & Union Station – Rain Please Go Away

Virginia Ramblers – Rust on the Tracks

Dave Adkins – Fool-o-sophy

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out – Take Me Home Country Roads

The Grascals – I Like Trains

3 Fox Drive – Listen to the Music



Lou Reid & Carolina – Rollin On

Earls of Leicester – Why Did You Wander

Darin & Brooke Aldridge – Christmas Time Back Home

Kenny & Amanda Smith – You Know That I Would

Blue Highway – If Lonesome Don’t Kill Me

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Help Is On the Way

Country Gentlemen – Fox on the Run

Mile Twelve – Our Last Good-Bye

Jimmy Martin – Run Pete Run

Unspoken Tradition – Rattlesnake Run

Steep Canyon Rangers – The Mountains Gonna Sing

Balsam Range – Blue Collar Dreams

Flatt Lonesome – Mixed Up Mess of a Heart

Larry Cordle – Molly

Emi Sunshine – I Ain’t Famous

Nu Blu – That What Makes the Bluegrass Blue



Rocky Hill Bluegrass – Walking My Lord Up Calvary’s Hill

JD Crowe & The New South – Lefty’s Old Guitar

King Wilkie – Broke Down & Lonesome

Tony Holt & The Wildwood Valley Boys – Daylights Burnin

Gibson Brothers – That Bluegrass Music

Nothin Fancy – Snoop’s Christmas

Lonesome River Band – Rock Bottom

Town Mountain – Whiskey with Tears

Osborne Brothers – Bluegrass Music Really Gone to Town

Kristin Scott Benson – Locust Grove

The Gospel Plowboys – Welcome Home

Rickey Wasson & Mo Pitney – You Can Sharemy Blanket

Stuart Wyrick & Keith Williams – Little Moonshine Johnny

The Boxcars – December 13th

Shannon & Heather Slaughter & County Clare – Pass Me By

Don Reno – I Know You’re Married But I Love You Still



Claybank – Up on Claybank

Sideline – Colors & Crossroads

Rhonda Vincent – Dreaming of Christmas

Frank Wakefield – Close By

Steve Martin & Steep Canyon Rangers – Jubilation Day

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – God Gave Noah the Rainbow Sign

Trinity Rive Band – Time a Crooked Thing

Volume Five – 95 Years

The Bluegrass Brothers – Sharecroppers Son

Michael Martim Murphy – Running Gun

Flatt & Scruggs – Flint Hill Special

Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle – Not Now

Kenny & Amanda Smith – Wherefore & Why

Dwight Yoakam – What I Don’t Know

Heidi & Ryan – The Darkest Day

David Davis & the Warrior River Boys – Two Dimes & a Nickel

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out – You Send Me

Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands – Walking In My Sleep

Josh Williams – Another Town

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