The Bonnie Simmons Show

The Bonnie Simmons Show – February 19, 2015

Playlist

Bonnie has been programming her mix of singer/songwriter folk, rock,
soul, country, and R&B on KPFA since the late 1980’s. One of the
best loved personalities of Bay Area music radio, she was raised in New
York, and then moved to San Francisco from Denver in 1968 and became a
pioneer of free form radio.
During her eight years, from 1970 to 1978, at the legendary KSAN, she was program music director and disc jockey.
After leaving KSAN, she worked at Warner Bros, promoting Prince as
well as the first Dire Straits and Rickie Lee Jones albums, amongst
others, and also worked at Hightone Records. She moved in and out of
radio at KFOG, LIVE 105, KOFY-FM, KVRE, KDBK “Double 99” and KUSF.
As the Audio Director for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, she created
the disc jockey audio exhibit and many of the exhibits involving sound
at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.
On a local level, Bonnie spent several years working as a
sandwich-maker at Ozzie’s Soda Fountain in Berkeley, and currently hosts
her eclectic weekly show on KPFA.
Bonnie managed the band Cake for eight years, and represented Noe
Venable and Etienne de Rocher for many years. For the past nine years
she has spent a lot of her time working on the three day free music
festival in Golden Gate Park, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and currently
serves as the Executive Director for the Bill Graham Foundation.

Playlist

Artist
Song
Album
Label
Jackson Browne
Bright Baby Blues
The Pretender
1976
Linda Ronstadt
Roll Um Easy
Prisoner In Disguise
1975
Joni Mitchell
Don Juan's Reckless Daughter
Don Juan's Reckless Daughter
1977
Lucinda Williams
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone
Highway 20 (2014)
Maria Muldaur
Someone Was watching Over Me
I'm A Woman: 30 Years of Maria Muldaur
1996
Mike Farris
Power of Love
Shine for All The People
Compass (2014)
Lesley Gore
ou Don't Own Me
Respect, Vol 3
originally 1963
Betty James
Henry Lee
Jukebox Jam Vol. 2
??
I Was Made To Love Her
Stevie Wonder
Definitive Collection
originally 1967
Bettye LaVette
Everything Is Broken
Thankful and Thoughtful
2012
Patti Smith
Dancing Barefoot
Land
1979
The Kinks
Powerman
The Anthology 1964-1971
1971
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Misunderstood
Made Up Mind
2012
Bob Dylan
Lucky Old Sun
Shadows In The Night
Columbia (2015)
Van Morrison (w/ Steve Winwood)
Fire In The Belly
Duets
RCA (2015 - March 24)
Shakey Graves (w/ Esme Patterson)
Dearly Departed
And The War Came
2014
Big Brother and the Holding Company
Piece of My Heart
Cheap Thrills
1968
Steve Earle & the Dukes
You're The Best Lover That I Ever Had
Terraplane
2015
Take My Love
The Lone Bellow
Then Came Morning
2015
Father John Misty
Holy Shit (FCC Safe Edit)
I Love You Honeybear
2015
The T Sisters
American Tune
Kindred Spirits
2014
Suzanne Vega
Marlena On The wall
Suzanne Vega Closeup Vol. 1: Love Songs
2010
Libby Kirkpatrick
Crying
Goodnight Venus
2003
Smokey Robinson
Tracks of My Tears
Hitsville USA: The Motown Records Story
1965

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