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Best Of The House Of Strombo Sessions: Part Two

Sunday night is for remembering.

George Stroumboulopoulos, the host and landlord of our little program, revisits some of his favourite sessions that filled his Toronto home with miles of cables, stacks of amps, warm sound and honest conversation.

Four hours is not quite enough time to pack together all of the best moments from the House Of Strombo, but the incredible array of artists in this episode includes: Against Me!, Alexisonfire, Amanda Palmer, Amelia Curran, Arkells, Barr Brothers, Basia Bulat, The Beaches, Belle Game, Black Mountain, Born Ruffians, Broken Social Scene, Carole Pope, Chantal Kreviazuk, Cherry Glazerr, Chilly Gonzales, City And Colour, Common Deer, Dilly Dally, Hamilton Leithauser, Heartstreets, Jennifer Castle, Jessie Reyez, Joel Plaskett, John Prine, K-Os, Kid Koala, Laura Marling, Leif Vollebekk, The Lonely Parade, Lou Canon, Lowell, Marc Ribot, Margo Price, Mary Gauthier, The Melvins, Mo Kenney, Peaches, Rae Spoon, Raine Maida, Stars, Steve Earle and Vanessa Carlton.

There have been generous offerings from many friends of the show, particularly in two special celebratory episodes. We dive into a collection of voices from the HIP30: A Celebration of Canada’s Band, The Tragically HipBarenaked Ladies, Blue Rodeo, Hannah Georgas, Iskwé, Sarah Harmer and Weaves. And from our JONI75, which includes reiminagings of Joni Mitchell songs from Dizzy, Jean-Michel Blais, July Talk, La Force, Lights & Regent Park School Of Music, Lissie, Milk + Bone and Taylor Knox. 

Tell your friends that the Spirit Of Radio lives on.


Playlist

  • Dilly Dally, "Know Yourself (Drake Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Jessie Reyez, "Headlines (Drake Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • K-Os, "Karma Police (Radiohead Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Chantal Kreviazuk, "Daydreaming (Radiohead Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Raine Maida, “Johnny Appleseed (Joe Strummer Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Arkells, “Rock The Casbah (The Clash Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Arkells, “Philadelphia Freedom (Elton John Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Arkells, “Music At Work (The Tragically Hip Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Blue Rodeo, "Bobcaygeon (The Tragically Hip Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Hannah Georgas, "Vancouver Divorce (Gord Downie Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Barenaked Ladies, "Chancellor / Ahead By A Century (Gord Downie / The Tragically Hip Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Sarah Harmer, "Thompson Girl (The Tragically Hip Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • WEAVES, "Blow At High Dough (The Tragically Hip Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Iskwe, "38 Years Old (The Tragically Hip Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Sadies, "Long Time Running (The Tragically Hip Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • City And Colour, "Cowgirl in the Sand (Neil Young Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Basia Bulat, "Tell Me Why (Neil Young Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Carole Pope + Rae Spoon, "Ohio (Neil Young Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Lowell, "Hey Hey My My (Neil Young Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Mary Gauthier, "Down By The River (Neil Young Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Milk + Bone w/ Lissie, “A Case Of You (Joni Mitchell Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Dizzy, “The Last Time I Saw Richard (Joni Mitchell Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Jean-Michel Blais, “Day After Day (Joni Mitchell Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • LIGHTS + Regent Park School Of Music, “The Circle Game (Joni Mitchell Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • July Talk + Taylor Knox, “Cactus Tree (Joni Mitchell Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • La Force, “Don’t Interrupt the Sorrow (Joni Mitchell Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Stars, “Fairytale Of New York (The Pogues Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • John Prine, “Christmas In Prison (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Leif Vollebekk, “Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis (Tom Waits Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Marc Ribot, “Bella Ciao (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Amanda Palmer, “Voicemail For Jill (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Lou Canon, "Didn't Cha Know (Erykah Badu Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Heartstreets, "Doo Wop That Thing (Lauryn Hill Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • The Beaches, "You're No Good (Linda Ronstadt Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • The Lonely Parade, "Echo Beach (Martha+Muffins Cover)”
  • Vanessa Carlton, "Mercedes Benz (Janis Joplin Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Jennifer Castle, "Get It While You Can (Janis Joplin Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Peaches, "Private Dancer (Tina Turner Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Laura Marling, "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind (Dolly Parton Cover)"
  • Margo Price, "Wallflower (Bob Dylan Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Belle Game, "It Ain't Me Babe (Joan Baez Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Barr Brothers, "Moonshiner (Bob Dylan Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Cherry Glazerr, "I'm Your Man (Leonard Cohen Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Hamilton Leithauser, "Came So Far For Beauty (Leonard Cohen Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Amelia Curran, "Democracy (Leonard Cohen Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Joel Plaskett, "I Lost It (Lucinda Williams Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Mo Kenney, "Mary Jane's Last Dance (Tom Petty Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Steve Earle, "Midnight Rider (Allman Brothers Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Born Ruffians, "Dreams (The Cranberries Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Chilly Gonzales, "Faith (George Michael Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Common Deer, "Delicate, Petite, And Other Things I’ll Never Be (Against Me! Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Against Me!, "Death Metal Band (The Mountain Goats Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • The Melvins, “Kicking Machine (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Black Mountain, “Mothers Of The Sun (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Alexisonfire, “Happiness By The Kilowatt / When Doves Cry (Prince Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Broken Social Scene, “Lover’s Spit (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Kid Koala, "Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany's Cover) (Strombo Sessions)"