Soundtracks

Radio Show broadcast on CKVS, 93.7, The Voice of the Shuswap - Salmon Arm

Soundtracks can be music from many things, it can be the soundtrack from a great movie, a musician may have a soundtrack to their career, it could be a season or the soundtrack to your life.

Join me, your host Sondy, as I play some great music and learn how to be a Radio Host. You will notice the improvement over the episodes so bear with me and I hope you enjoy the music.

Choose an episode below!

Episode 1 - The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers is a 1980 musical comedy film directed by John Landis. It stars John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues. These characters were developed from "The Blues Brothers" recurring musical sketch on Saturday Night Live.

The story is a tale of redemption for paroled convict Jake and his blood brother Elwood, who set out on "a mission from God" to save from foreclosure the Catholic orphanage in which they were raised. To do so, they must reunite their R&B band and organize a performance to earn $5,000 needed to pay the orphanage's property tax bill. Along the way, they are targeted by a homicidal "mystery woman", Neo-Nazis, and a country and western band—all while being relentlessly pursued by the police.

Episode 2 - Guardians of the Galaxy


After being abducted from Earth as a young boy, Peter Quill grows up to become the Starlord. A rakish rogue that roams the galaxy. After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Quill becomes the target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan, Quill gathers an unlikely intergalactic fellowship and creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardians of the Galaxy".

Full of action packed fight scenes, humour, music and intergalactic travel this movie takes you through the formation of fast friendships, honour and the lesson to never give up.

Episode 4 - Oh Brother Where Art Thou


Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year we are going to explore the soundtrack heavy movie Oh Brother Where Art Thou. Written by Joel and Ethan known as the Coen Brothers and starring George Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson. This is a silly and very humerous movie that will for sure give you a good chuckle. This era-specific and dazzlingly eclectic and wonderful soundtrack sold over seven million copies in the US alone.

Episode 5 - John Prine



John Prine was an exceptionally talented singer/songwriter who enjoyed a 40 plus year career that encompassed such diverse music genres as folk, rock, country, and rockabilly.

He always had a story that was fraught with humor, his songwriting was on point and his endearingly offbeat perspective made us laugh and cry.  John distinguished himself as a true original over his career and though he did not ever have a number one hit his songs were covered by others that took his writing to the top of the chart.

Episode 5 - The Commitments



This is a film about an aspiring young music fanatic Jimmy Rabbit who wants to form a band. The film is set in the Northside of Dublin, Ireland and Jimmy wants his band to be full of Soul. The movie is full of well known Rhythm and Blues songs. Join me for this episode.

Episode 6 - Halloween Special


We are going to listen to the soundtrack of songs that you would not expect to appear in Halloween films and you get to guess which film the song is from. In the last bit of the show you get to guess which tv show the song is from.

Episode 7 - Pulp Fiction



Pulp Fiction is a 1994 film that has gained cult status. It is a dark comedy movie with lots of violence equaled by the absurd mundania of regular conversation. Some scenes are shot with a film noir quality yet it is paired with a wonderful rock and roll, soul and California surfer tinted soundtrack.

Episode 8 - James Bond


The theme song from each film is a big deal. The producers agonize over who will be the next one to sing the opening theme. With Sir Sean Connery passing away recently it seemed like a good time to listen to these great songs all of which were written specifically for each film.

Episode 9 - Good Morning Vietnam



This 1987 film is about Adrian Cronauer a radio DJ in the Armed Forces Radio Service who is transferred from Crete to Vietnam in 1965 during the Vietnam War. He is hugely popular with the troops because of his humour and great music but his immediate stiff superiors have a different take and do their best to get him transferred.

Episode 10 - The Funk Brothers


Today we are going to explore the soundtrack of the band that produced more hits than The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys and Elvis Presley combined.
You know their music well, you have heard them over and over again and you probably have many of their songs in your collection but you may not know they exist. Can you guess who they are?

Episode 11 - The Funk Brothers - Part 2



Last week we listened to the Soundtrack from Standing in the Shadows of Motown. Today on part two we are going to explore some of the Funk Brothers number one hits.

Episode 12 - Forest Gump


This film soundtrack has over 32 songs on it, we wont play them all tho as we only have an hour. This is one of those amazing movies that goes through the years of someone’s life and uses the soundtrack to establish the time period that you are watching. It does so very subtly drawing you in to that era. The movie covers songs from 1950 to 1980.

Wordsmiths of the Shuswap Story - A Christmas Sleighride.



This short story was submitted to Wordsmiths of the Shuswap for the Christmas Story Writing Competition. Dedicated to my Sister, Theresa.

Episode 13 - Christmas


Christmas Special, we will listen to my favourite album in my favourite genre. Genuine Houserockin' Christmas Blues.  More dancing and dedications to my fans. I hope you will join me. 

Episode 15 - New Years



New Years is a few hours away. Listen to Soundtracks at 5:00 pm pst for New Years Traditions around the World and music from to match by Putumayo.