Net Radio Bill Passes House

Web radio stations live to fight another day.

The House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill that Web radio stations have painted as life or death for their services.

The Webcaster Settlement Act, which would allow Internet radio stations to negotiate with the music industry for a royalty rate lower than what Congress mandated last year, passed the House by a voice vote on Saturday.

Proponents of the bill had predicted a close vote.

Tim Westergren

(Credit: CNET News)

Tim Westergren, founder of Net music service Pandora, said he was elated about triumphing in the House, which came after traditional radio broadcasters withdrew their opposition.

Dennis Wharton, a spokesman for the National Association of Broadcasters, said Saturday night that Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) had met with representatives of the group and addressed some of their concerns.

As a result, the NAB dropped its opposition in the House and will not oppose the bill when it moves to the Senate for a vote, either Sunday or Monday.

“The bill having passed unanimously in the House certainly gives it momentum heading into the Senate,” Wharton said.

Webcasters are fighting for the right to negotiate with the music industry to reduce the royalty rates they must pay to stream music over the Web. Any deal must be approved by the federal government.

Congress is expected to adjourn on Monday, and the Webcaster Settlement Act enables Internet radio stations to reach an agreement with the music industry while Congress is out of session.

Westergren, who has emerged as a de facto spokesman for the bill, said some Web radio stations can’t afford a long delay in the talks. Right now, the law requires them to pay the older royalty rate, which Webcasters say will soon drive them out of business.

“It would be a killer blow,” Westergren said. “If we don’t get it passed now, it would mean waiting for a whole new Congress and administration and lots of uncertainty.”

As for the legislation’s chances in the Senate, Westergren said he’s cautiously optimistic.

“I’ve become gun shy because I’ve been burned so many times before,” he said. “We’re waiting to see what happens and consulting with our friends (in Congress).”

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Updoc 14: Presidential Debate vs. Paradiso 9/26

Opening theme: Art Ensemble of Chicago, Nice Guys, Nice Guys: ECM

1. John Coltrane: Afro Blue; Coltrane Live at Birdland (Impulse)
2. Lucky Thompson: In a Sentimental Mood; Lucky Strikes (Fantasy/Prestige)
3-4. Miguel Zenon: Awakening Prelude, Cameron; Awake (Marsalis Music)
5. John Coltrane: Alabama, Coltrane Live at Birdland (Impulse)
6. Jacob Ter Veldhuis/North Netherland Orch. & Choir/Liebreich/McFadden/Allen: Paradiso Oratorio (Chandos)

Out Theme: Art Ensemble of Chicago: Strawberry Mango; Coming Home Jamaica (WEA/Atlantic)

Songs On Toast #12 – Playlist – 09/26/08


Host: Brian Cullman





Glad To See You Got Religion

Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright III

Long Journey

Michael Hurley

Long Journey


Peter Himmelman


Quiet About It

Jesse Winchester

Jesse Winchester

Jesus Will Fix It

Snooks Eaglin

Teasin’ You

Power Of Love

T-Bone Burnett

Truth Decay

Any Day Now

Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke with the Soul Stirrers

The Bible’s Right

Sister O M Terrell

Preachin’ The Gospel – Holy Blues

Lonesome Jesus

Glenn Patscha

Jefferson Highway

Bye And Bye

The Zion Travelers

Dootone Masters

There’s A Higher Power

Buddy Miller

Universal United House Of Prayer

Psalm 93


Abayudaya: Music from the Jewish People of Uganda

Nobody Knows My Name

Rickie Lee Jones

Sermon on Exposition Boulevard

Nearer To Thee

Sam Cooke/Soul Stirrers

The Great 1955 Shrine Concert

Lord I’ve Tried

Swan Silvertones

Kings Of The Gospel Highway

If It Be Your Will

Leonard Cohen

Live In Concert

No God But God

Brian Cullman

All Fires The Fire

Natural Man


Sit Down Old Friend

Once-Touched By Flame

Tim Hardin

Suite For Susan Moore

The Soul Of Man

Blind Willie Johnson

Sweeter As The Years Go By

Say No To The Devil

Rev Gary Davis

Say No To The Devil

Isn’t That So

Jesse Winchester

Third Down 110 To Go


Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground


Estil C. Ball

Sounds of the South 3

Straight Street

Pilgrim Travellers

Greatest Gospel Gems

Do Not Pass Me By

Alphabetical Four

Alphabetical Four (1938-1943)

The Church


Are We A Warrior

Evening Song (Satyagraha)

Philip Glass

Songs From The Trilogy

The Window

Leonard Cohen

Recent Songs

My Sweet Lord

The Belmonts

Cigars Acapella Candy


Lord Buckley

Buckley’s Best

Outside The Box Ep. 16 – Playlist – 09/23/08



Album Name

Delbert McClinton

“””B”” Movie Boxcar Blues”

Blues Masters [Disc 9 – Post Modern Blues]

Orchestre Baobab

El Son De Llama

Putumayo presents: Afro-Latino

Henri Kikongue

Francoise (Cameroon) 1

Putumayo Presents: Africa

Ali Farka Toure

O Kata Gouna


Porky Cohen with Roomful of Blues

Day Dream

Rhythm & Bones

Carol Fran & Clarence Hollimon


Soul Sensation!

Buddy Guy

She’s a Superstar

Feels Like Rain

Roy Milton

Information Blues

The Blues Collection – Disc 1

Cliff Jordan


Blue Note Trip – Somethin’ Blue

Aaron Neville

The Shadow Of Your Smile

The Standards Album

Otis Spann with the Muddy Waters Band

Good Looking Woman

Blues Festival

The Smokin’ Joe Kubek Band

Mean Old World

Texas Cadillac

Lee Morgan


Blue Note Trip – Looking Back

Mississippi Matilda

Hardworking Woman Blues

Four Women Blues: Victor/Bluebird Recordings

Charlie Rouse

Velhos Tempos

Blue Note Trip – Somethin’ Blue

Lowell Fulson

Working Man

Hold On

Rory Block

Future Blues

Best Blues And Originals

Louis Neefs

Sixteen Tons

Blue Note Trip – Somethin’ Old

Big Joe Turner

Sweet Sixteen

Blues Masters [Disc 13 – New York City Blues]

Louis Armstrong

Savoy Blues

The Blues: A Musical Journey [CD 1]

Grover Washington Jr.

East River Drive

The Definitive Grover Washington Jr.

John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers

Dead City

Blues For The Lost Days

Buddy Scott

Blues With A Feeling

Bad Avenue

The Yardbirds (With Eric Clapton)


Blue & Lonesome

Joe Henderson

Blue Bossa

Blue Note Trip – Sunrise

Lionel Hampton & The Black Box Of Jazz

Jeepers Creepers

Jean’s Jazz – #46

Hound Dog Taylor

Champagne And Vaseline

Release The Hound

Elmore James

Dust My Broom

The Blues Collection – Disc 1

Wynonie Harris

Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop Part 1

The Blues Collection 81 – 92 [Vol. 90]

Phillip Walker & Lonnie Brooks

Boogie Rambler

Alligator Records 30th Anniversary Collection

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

We Love

Blues Shouter

Bukka White

Promise True And Grand

Parchman Farm Blues

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

Dirty Pool

Texas Flood

“Marley Bob & The Wailers”


One Love: The Very Best of Bob Marley

Nappy Mayers

Old Time Days

Ah Feel To Party [Disc 1]

Tunji Oyelana & The Blenders

To Whom It May Concern [Pidgin English]

“Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife Afro-Sounds and Nigerian Blue”

Cuba L.A.

Mama Inez

Cuba L.A.

Sylvester Weaver

Guitar Rag

“The Slide Guitar: Bottles Knives & Steel Vol. 1”

Freddie King

I’d Rather Be Blind

Texas Cannonball

Charles Brown & Bonnie Raitt

Someone to Love

Direct Hits From Bullseye Blues

James Cotton

When It Rains It Pours

Live From Chicago – Mr. Superharp Himself!

Dinah Washington

No Hard Feelings

Back To The Blues

Kinsey Report

Love’s Overdue

Crossing Bridges

Updoc 13: September Songs


Opening theme: Art Ensemble of Chicago, Nice Guys, Nice Guys: ECM

1-5. Carla Bley/Lost Chords, The Banana Quintet; The Lost Chords Find Paulo Fresu (Watt)
6. Kurt Weill/Gulbenkian Orchestra/Swiercewski, Threepenny Opera,
Overture; Symphony 1 & 2, etc. (Nimbus)
7. Sextet of Orchestra USA/Weill/Mike Zwerin, Alabama Song; Mack the Knife (BMG)
8. Weill/Gulbenkian/Swiercewski, Moritat; Symphony 1 & 2, etc. (Nimbus)
9. Sextet USA/Weill/Zwerin, Mack the Knife (title tune) (BMG)
10. Weill/Gulbenkian/Swiercewski, Instead-of Song; Symphony 1 & 2, etc. (Nimbus)
11. Weill/Gulbenkian/Swiercewski, Symphony #2; Symphony 1 & 2, etc. (Nimbus)
12. Sextet USA/Weill/Zwerin, Barbara Song; Mack the Knife (BMG)
13. Weill/Gulbenkian/Swiercewski, Song of Pleasant Living; Symphony 1&2, etc. (Nimbus)
14. Shostakovich/NY Philarmonic/Bernstein, Symphony #9; Symphonies 5&9 (Columbia/Sony)

Out Theme: Weill/Gulbenkian/Swiercewski, Cannon Song; Symphony 1&2, etc. (Nimbus)

URL – Episode # 14 – Playlist – 09/14/08

Underground Railroad Love

Tuesdays – 10pm to midnight (EST)

Repeats on Saturdays – Noon to 2pm (EST)

Hosts – Jereann King & Pearl Shelby Sharpe


Billy Stewart

Greatest Hits


Janis Joplin

Greatest Hits

3. Sex Machine

Sly/Family Stone


4. Hot fun in the Summertime

Sly/Family Stone

Greatest Hits

5. Last Day of Summer

Spanky Wilson

Brand Spankin’ New (Vinyl)

Break Station ID

6. Baltimore

Nina Simone


7. African Sunrise

Randy Weston

African Cookbook

8. We Travel the Spaceways

Sun Ra

Easy Listening for Intergalactic Traveling

9. Space is the Place

Sun Ra

A quiet place in the Universe


10 Summertime/Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child

Mahalia Jackson

The Best Of Mahalia Jackson

11. Coastin’ With Bobby

Steve Turre

Steve Turre

12. Lullaby

World Saxophone Quartet


13. Banana

Vieux Diop

Vieux Diop (Via Jo)

14. Baby K For Kaduvwa


If You Believe…


15. Didn’t It Rain

Mahalia Jackson

The Best Of Mahalia Jackson

16. The Eye Of The Hurricane

Herbie Hancock

Maiden Voyage

17. Rain Shower

Greg Bandy

Lightning In A Bottle Jazz

18. French Quarter Rain

Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos

Swamp Slinger

19. It’s Gonna Rain Again

Sensational Nightingales

It’s Gonna Rain Again

Station ID and fade to transition music

Analog and More – 09/13/08 – Playlist

Analog and More

Barry Portier

Sept 06 th 2008 Play list

Hour 1




Herbie Hancock

Court & Spark


Joss Stone

Dirty Man / Some Kind of Wonderful

Soul Sessions

Lucinda Williams




U Can Sing Our Song/Pay Roll

Chocolate Sups Hwy

Cassandra Wilson

Until/A Little Death

New Moon Daughter


That’s What You Get For Being Polite


James Brown

Mans World

Soul On Top

Hour 2

Flora Purim

Less Than Lovers/This Is Me/Flora’s Song

Flora’s Song

K D Lang



Terrence Howard

She Was Mine / War

Shine Through It

Lizz Wright

I Idolize You


Michael Franti &


Skin On Drum

Stay Human



Sign Of The Times

Tetsuya Shibata

Training Mode

Marvel vs Capcom 2

That’s a dozen. What next?


Opening theme: Art Ensemble of Chicago, Nice Guys, Nice Guys: ECM

1. Ellington/Mingus/Roach: Fleurette Africaine; Money Jungle (Blue Note)
2. Mozart/Quator Ysaye: String Quartet in D Minor K.421; 6 String Quartets Dedicated to Haydn (Decca/Trio)
3. Charles Mingus: The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady [Complete] (Impulse)
4. George Benjamin/BBC Symphony/Elder; Ringed by the Flat Horizon; A Mind of Winter, The Music of George Benjamin (Nimbus)
5. Bartok/Juilliard String Quartet (1963): Quartet #3; Bela Bartok: String Quartets 1 – 6 (Retrospective)
6. Duke Ellington/Charles Mingus/Max Roach: Switch Blade; Money Jungle (Blue Note)

Outside The Box – Ep. 14 – 09/09/08

Outside The Box Ep. 14

Air Date: 09/09/08, 6pm – 10pm (EDT) Tuesdays

Repeats on Saturdays

Host: Kevin Spurlock



Album Name

Ray Charles


Ultimate Hits Collection [Disk 1]

The Mighty Reapers

Blind Love

Trouble People

Sang’n Clarence


Lay’n…It Onya

George Nooks

How Great Thou Art

“Reggae Hits Vol.33”

Peter Hunnigale

Talk Show

“Reggae Hits Vol.31 Disc 1”

Tab Benoit


These Blues Are All Mine

Lonnie Johnson

Beautiful But Dumb

Jersey Belle Blues [1930-1941]

Buster Benton

Lonesome For A Dime

Blues At The Top

Blue Mitchell


Blue Note Trip – Somethin’ Blue

Sippy Wallace

Gambler’s Dream

Mighty Tight Woman

Porky Cohen with Roomful of Blues

Jim Dog

Rhythm & Bones

T-Bone Walker

You Don’t Love Me

The Talking Guitar



Blue Note Trip – Gettin’ Up

Buena Vista Social Club

La Bayamesa

Buena Vista Social Club

Bitty Mc Lean

It Keeps Rainin’ (Tears From My Eyes)

Reggae For Lovers [CD 2]


Cherry Oh Baby

The Best Of [Volume 1]

The Smokin’ Joe Kubek Band

Seems Like A Million Years

Texas Cadillac

Robert Diggs

Mississippi Goin’ To Be My Home

Mississippi Delta Blues: Blow My Blues Away Disc 1


Hoodoo Woman Blues

Harpbeat Of The Swamp

John Hammond

It’s Too Late Brother

Trouble No More

Bukka White

Shake ‘Em on Down

Mississippi Blues

Buddy Scott

Wake Up Baby

Bad Avenue

Robert Nighthawk

I Need Love So Bad

And This Is Maxwell Street Vol. 1

Shemekia Copeland

Has Anybody Seen My Man?

Turn The Heat Up!

Dave Specter and Lenny Lynn

Roll ’em Pete

Blues Spoken Here

Blind Willie Reynolds

Married Woman Blues

When The Sun Goes Down [Vol. 2]

Johnny Shines

Too Wet to Plow

The Great Tomato Blues Package [Disk 1]

Dexter Gordon

Lullaby Of Birdland

Jean’s Jazz #47

“Kenny “”Blue”” Ray”

For Jannie Ray

Blues Guitar Power

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells

Give Me My Coat and Shoes

Alone and Acoustic

Blind Willie McTell

Mr McTell Got The Blues [Take 2]

Blind Willie McTell [Vol. 1]


The Midnight Special

When The Sun Goes Down [Vol. 1]

Cripple Clarence Lofton

Strut That Thing

The Blues [Disc 2]

Robert Lowery

A Good Man Is Hard To Find

The Orleans Records Story

“Bobby “”Blue”” Bland”

Honey Child

Turn On Your Love Light – The Duke Recordings [Vol.2 – CD 2]

Lowell Fulson

Don’t Be So Evil

Back Home Blues

Blind Boy Fuller

Walking And Looking Blues

The Blues Collection 81 – 92 [Vol. 84]

B.B. King

“Worry Worry”

Live In Cook County Jail

James Cotton

Cotton Crop Blues

Blues Masters [Disc 12 – Memphis Blues]

Nancy Wilson

Call Me

Blue Note Trip – Somethin’ Old

Lowell Fulson

Sinner’s Prayer

Back Home Blues

Mississippi John Hurt

Coffee Blues

Newport Folk Festival

Frank Frost

Now What You Gonna Do

Down Home Blues

Kim Wilson

Baby Please Don’t Lie To Me

That’s Life


Muddy Creek Blues

Blues Women

Wynonie Harris

Rugged Road

Around The Clock Blues

Afro Cuban Project


Putumayo Presents: Cuba

“Marley Bob & The Wailers”

Sun Is Shining

One Love: The Very Best of Bob Marley

Joe Turner

Wee Baby Blues

The Blues Collection – Disc 2

Louis Myers

Top ‘O the Harp

Midnight Blues

Elmore Hames

Look On Yonder Wall

The Blues Collection – Disc 2

Sang’n Clarence

I Just Wanna Lay With You

Lay’n…It Onya

Carey & Lurrie Bell

What My Mama Told Me

Father And Son

Buddy Guy

I Got a Problem

Heavy Love

Albert King

Blues at Sunrise

Let’s Have a Natural Ball

Deborah Cox

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Destination Moon

Marlena Shaw

Feel Like Making Love

Blue Note Trip – Sunrise

Louis Jordan

Buzz Me Blues

The Best Of Louis Jordan

Lizzie Miles

I Hate A Man Like You

When The Sun Goes Down [Vol. 2]

‘Brother’ Jack McDuff

Oblighetto (J Dilla Remix)

Blue Note Trip – Jazzanova – Scrambled

Albert King

Ooh-Ee Baby

Let’s Have a Natural Ball

House Of Mercy – Playlist – 09/06/08

House Of Mercy Radio
September 6th 2008
presented by Barry Marshall – Everitt

Into The Red – Tammy Rogers

Mellow Down Easy – Rainer -(The Westwood Sessions Vol – Ow On )
Mountain Slide – Chris Whitley & The Bastard Club (Reiter In – Red Parlor)

God Bless America – James McMurtry (Just For The Kids – Blue Rose )
Tweeter And The Monkey Man – The Travelling Wilbury’s ( CBS)

Be With Me – Foy Vance (Hope – Wurda Mouth records )
Treat Your Mama – The John Butler Trio (Sunrise Over Sea – Jarrah)
Walk On Stilts – Black water Gorpel ( Fat Caddy)

Drink Ring Jesus – Stephen Simmons ( Rounder)
Everybody Love Me – Alejandro Escoveda String Quartet (Rooms For Songs )
Shining Darkness – The Crooked Jades (CJ Music)

Rats In The Kitchen – Special Ed & The Short Bus ( SE Music)

Mountain Time – Joe Bonamassa ( Live From Nowhere In Particular)

22 – Richard Buckner – ( Bloomed )
Vanishing Breed – Duane Jarvis – ( Far From Perfect)

Gold Rush – Pack AD
I’m Insane – T-Model Ford ( Pee Wee Get My Gun)

Keep On Going – Dr. John & The Lower 911
Guess I Lose – J J Cale

Runaway Train – Eliza Gilkyson ( Beautiful House )
Train Home – Chris Smither
Midnight Parade – Will Hoge ( Draw The Curtains)

Johnstown – Oh Susanna
The Monkeys Have Landed – Tom Ovans ( Beat Trade)
One Drink Away – Peter Bruntnell ( Ends Of The Earth)

Streets With No Lights – Dustin Bentall
Small Town Tragedy – Shurman ( Waiting For The Sunset)
Southside Of Heaven – Ryan Bingham (Mescalito )

Drive – Annie Keating – ( Belmont)
Rebound – Hacienda Brothers

Summers Gone – Rachel Harrington – ( Bootleggers Daughter)
Country Blues – Outlaw Social – ( Drybones)
Talking Hard Work – Woodie Guthrie

Shit Makes The Flowers Grow – Folk Uke
Don’t Wake The Scarecrow – The Felice Brothers

Baby’s Last Word – Claude Diamond ( On The Loose)
Walk Through The Fire – Mary Gauthier ( Filth & Fire )

Southern Comfort – Gavin Glass

Spookin’ The Horses – Fed Eaglesmith