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Tuesday 21 February 2012

Bang & Jangle Radio Hour, Season 3, Episode 7: Weill-O-Rama, the B-Sides

Kurt Weill
Last week I claimed I could've taken the exact same playlist, but subbed in different interpretations. Turns out it was absolutely true - for every song, I usually had my pick from a dozen or more different versions. Compare these ones with last week's, and pick and choose your favorites for the ultimate Kurt Weill experience:

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Mack the Knife
Die Dreigroschenoper - Kanonen-Song
Marianne Faithfull - Pirate Jenny
Mirah & the Black Cat Orchestra - What Keeps Mankind Alive
The Doors - Alabama Song
Maurice Levine & His Orchestra - Moon Faced, Starry Eyed
Les Baxter - Speak Low
Morgana King - Here I'll Stay
Lotte Lenya and the Philharmonic Symphony of London - Der Kleine Leutnant Des Lieben Gottes
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - My Ship
Fishtank Ensemble - Youkali
Mark Bingham - O Heavenly Salvation
Kurt Weill - Speak Low

That's right, the man himself closed the show. If you're interested, there's also a version of Mack the Knife performed by Bertolt Brecht. Now go and see if you can't make up this playlist a third time by yourself.

By the way, I did it here too - pronounced "Weill" with a W instead of a V. Cheesy Canadianization of the name aside, the episode stands.

The Bang & Jangle Radio Hour airs Mondays 9:00-10:00 p.m. on Trent Radio, 92.7 in Peterborough, or online at

Season 3, Episode 7

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