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Saturday, 20 December 2003

Anne Litt = best DJ ever

IMO, of course. It’s no secret that I love KCRW’s Weekend Becomes Eclectic, but during the holidays it’s can’t-miss. Today Anne Litt played (in no particular order):

  • Nat King Cole, "These Foolish Things"
  • Peggy Lee, "Happy Holidays"
  • Tom Jones, "It’s Not Unusual"
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Sarah Vaughan, "Whatever Lola Wants" remix
  • Charlie Parker, "White Christmas"
  • Chet Baker
  • Patrick Park
  • Alison Krauss, "The Scarlet Tide" from the Cold Mountain soundtrack (Sting’s song was nominated for a Globe over this? Incomprehensible, but of course I haven’t heard his song yet)
  • Ryan Adams
  • Aimee Mann
  • Talking Heads
  • …and a good mix of bluegrass, rock and even some Yiddish music! Also some songs I’d love to hear again (but I missed their IDs, so I’ll have to wait until she does play them again or I look for them on the show’s official playlist).

And this is just one day! I hope I’ll be here to listen tomorrow.

BTW, KCRW has amazing music hosts, don’t get me wrong. Nic Harcourt, Gary Calamar and Chris Douridas are great, as are Liza Richardson and Tom Schnabel and the list just goes on…but Litt plays a very eclectic selection, from varied time periods, not just styles, and they match my own musical foundation, and I would hope quite a few other people’s. I really don’t understand why her show is not archived at KCRW’s site.

Posted at 5:01 pm | Filed under Anne Litt/Weekend Becomes Eclectic/The A-Track, Music

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