Desert Island Jukebox

Desert Island Jukebox & Sunflower Bean

The proverbial Desert Island Jukebox is filled with songs that Jim and Greg would want with them if they were marooned on a remote isle. This week, Jim and Greg hand quarters out to guests like Mary J. Blige, Sleater-Kinney, and Rush to select the tracks they can't live without. Plus, an interview and performance from the Brooklyn rock band Sunflower Bean.

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List: Guest Desert Island Jukebox

Jim and Greg usually monopolize the desert island jukebox playing tracks they can‘t live without. But this week, they’re handing out quarters to some of the talented guests that have appeared on the show, so they can share the songs they'd take with them if stranded out at sea.

  • Moby, Cat Stevens, "Peace Train" and The Beatles, "Let It Be"
  • Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life
  • Sleater-Kinney, Sam Cooke, Greatest Hits: Sam Cooke, Television, Marquee Moon, Tears for Fears, Songs From The Big Chair
  • Shamir, Wolf Alice, "Lisbon"
  • Rush, Buffalo Springfield, "For What It's Worth" and The Who, Who's Next
  • Herb Alpert, Miles Davis, Kind of Blue
  • Bob Mould, The Beatles, Revolver (in mono)
  • L.A. Reid, Steely Dan, "Haitian Divorce"



Sunflower Bean

Sunflower Bean Last year at South By Southwest, Jim and Greg discovered a young, talented Brooklyn rock band called Sunflower Bean. The group is made up of bassist and singer Julia Cumming, guitarist and singer Nick Kivlen and drummer Jacob Faber. What makes the members of Sunflower Bean so interesting is their pursuit of a career in rock music despite growing up in the home of hip hop and in the age of EDM. However, that doesn‘t mean they don’t have diverse influences, channeling artists like Syd Barrett, The Beach Boys and Neu! at times on their debut album Human Ceremony. Greg sat down to chat with the band when they were in Chicago, and they talked about musical influences, Sunflower Bean's origin and how the group held the title of most shows played in New York City in 2014. Plus, they'll give a fun live performance.

Featured Songs

  1. The Saints, (I'm) Stranded, (I'm) Stranded, EMI, 1977
  2. Cat Stevens, Peace Train, Teaser and the Firecat, A&M Records, 1971
  3. The Beatles, Let It Be, Let It Be, Apple, 1970
  4. Stevie Wonder, As, Songs in the Key Of Life, Tamla, 1976
  5. Stevie Wonder, Pastime Paradise, Songs in the Key Of Life, Tamla, 1976
  6. Stevie Wonder, I Wish, Songs in the Key Of Life, Tamla, 1976
  7. Sam Cooke, A Change Is Gonna Come, Ain't That Good News, RCA Victor, 1964
  8. Television, Marquee Moon, Marquee Moon, Elektra, 1977
  9. Tears For Fears, Head Over Heels, Songs from the Big Chair, Mercury, 1985
  10. Wolf Alice, Lisbon, My Love Is Cool, Dirty Hit, 2015
  11. Buffalo Springfield, For What It's Worth, For What It's Worth (Single), Atco, 1966
  12. The Who, Baba O'Riley, Who's Next, Decca, 1971
  13. Miles Davis, Blue in Green, Kind of Blue, Columbia, 1959
  14. The Beatles, Tomorrow Never Knows (Mono), Revolver, Capitol, 1966
  15. Steely Dan, Haitian Divorce, The Royal Scam, ABC, 1976
  16. Jack White, High Ball Stepper, Lazaretto, Third Man, 2014
  17. Sunflower Bean, Human Ceremony, Human Ceremony, Fat Possum Records, 2016
  18. Sunflower Bean, Easier Said (Live on Sound Opinions), Human Ceremony, Fat Possum Records, 2016
  19. Sunflower Bean, This Kind of Feeling, Human Ceremony, Fat Possum Records, 2016
  20. Sunflower Bean, I Want You to Give Me Enough Time, Human Ceremony, Fat Possum Records, 2016
  21. Sunflower Bean, Space Exploration Disaster, Human Ceremony, Fat Possum Records, 2016
  22. Sunflower Bean, I Was Home (Live on Sound Opinions), Human Ceremony, Fat Possum Records, 2016
  23. Sunflower Bean, Wall Watcher, Human Ceremony, Fat Possum Records, 2016
  24. Sunflower Bean, The Stalker, Human Ceremony, Fat Possum Records, 2016
  25. Sunflower Bean, Come On (Live on Sound Opinions), Human Ceremony, Fat Possum Records, 2016
  26. Sunflower Bean, 2013, Human Ceremony, Fat Possum Records, 2016
  27. Jim Croce, Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels), You Don't Mess Around With Jim, ABC, 1972
  28. A Girl Called Eddy, Tears All Over Town, A Girl Called Eddy, Anti, 2004
  29. Exploding Hearts, I'm a Pretender, Guitar Romantic, Dirtnap/Screaming Apple, 2003
  30. Derek and the Dominoes, Layla, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, Polydor, 1970
  31. Gene Chandler, Duke of Earl, Duke of Earl/Kissin in the Kitchen, Vee-Jay, 1961