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Post  Cokelike on Sat 26 Oct - 9:57

In this topic I would like to detail all of Cat Power's radio session performances. 

Cat Power's radio sessions are all of generally good to great sound quality. The playing on the early performances can be rough, but her later sessions (especially from 1998 on) are among her live best work, IMO. Nearly all of them are solo sessions and many unreleased tracks have been featured over the years. There are also many interviews which show a relaxed and funny side of Chan. Her radio sessions have been the focus of many fan-made "bootleg" compilations. But it can get confusing to figure out exactly what was recorded when and where. I have already made a topic for some of these recordings, and many others I have yet to write about, so I will mainly try to just list what is known about each session without getting in-depth on the songs themselves.

Additionally, since Cat Power has only made a few internet-only sessions (AOL, Rolling Stone), I will include those here as well. 

This list is likely incomplete and has errors, so any help is appreciated! Smile 

CAT POWER RADIO SESSIONS



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Rec: 3/XX/96
Aired: 3/XX/96? - Portland, OR, ''Drinking From Puddles'' program
1. We Dance - 3:02

This is a Pavement cover. This track ended up on the Undercover EP where it runs to 2:47. It was later released on a 
1999 CD compilation of performances of tracks from the "Drinking From Puddles" program where it runs to 3:02. 

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Rec: 6/XX/96?
Aired: 6/14/96 - Cambridge, MA, WMBR, "Breakfast Of Champions" program
1. American Flag
2. Good Clean Fun
3. Nude As The News (aborted)
4. Top Expert

Presumably recorded before 6/14/96 because she played in NYC on that date. Does anyone have a copy of this?
I have no other information on this session other than what I found here, which says the session exists on DAT:
http://www.track-blaster.com/wmbr/playlist.php?id=502&date=19960614

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Rec: 9/XX/96 
Aired: 9/XX/96? - Hamburg, Germany

I have no details on this session at this time.

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Rec: 11/7/96?
Aired: 11/7/96 - Amsterdam, Netherlands, VPRO, Radio 5, "De Avonden" program
1. Back Of Your Head - 3:42
2. Nude As The News - 4:34
3. Interview 

Chan with electric guitar. There is a 40 minute recording of this session which I havent heard that also includes an interview.
"Back Of Your Head" was officially released on "Moon Pix''.
"Nude As The News" was officially released on a 7" that came with Spunk magazine Issue 6.

My copy is 256k Mp3s. "Nude As The News" sounds like it was sourced from the 7''. Anyone have this in better quality or including the interview?

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Rec: 12/19/96
http://planetclaire.bandcamp.com/track/cat-power-planet-claire-session-1996-12-19
Aired: 12/19/96 - Paris, France, Aligre FM, "Planet Claire" program
1. Intro - 1:10
2. In A Trance-Like State - 3:36
3. Back Of Your Head - 4:40
4. Moonshiner - 4:05
5. Wealthy Man - 1:45
6. Still In Love - 0:57
7. Ice Water - 4:45
8. King Rides By - 4:07
9. Clear The Room - 2:07
10. Enough - 1:21
Total Time: 28:40

Chan with electric guitar, but unamplified. This was previously on Planet Claires website as a 44k RM file.
You can download in FLAC from the link above.  Smile 

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Rec: 5/23/97
Aired: 5/23/97 - Evanston, IL, WNUR, "Airplay" program
1. They Tell Me - 4:37
2. Talking - 0:30
3. Bathysphere/Unknown - 7:29 
4. Shaking Paper/No Sense/Dear Brother/Unknown - 5:49
Total Time - 18:25

Chan with electric guitar, Tim Foljahn on guitar, Steve Shelly on percussion, keyboard (for cymbals sounds). My copy of this is FLAC, but I am not sure what the source was before that except I think it was originally cassette. This is probably the lowest quality soundwise, of all the radio sessions. This session still exists at the radio station. 

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Rec: 8/31/98?
Aired: 8/31/98 - Paris, France, La Maison de la Radio, Studio 105, "White Session" program
Re-Aired: 7/17/99 - Paris, France, La Maison de la Radio, Studio 105, "White Session" program
1. From Fur City - 3:08
2. Leopard And The Lamb - 3:10 
3. He Turns Down - 3:29
4. Werewolf - 2:44
5. Metal Heart - 3:47
6. Red Apples - 3:42
7. I Found A Reason - 2:00
8. Color And The Kids - 5:17
Total Time - 27:17

Chan on electric guitar and piano, and Mark Moore on electric guitar. This session circulates under both dates, but 7/17/99 cannot be correct because Mark Moore wouldnt have been with her at that time. My copy of this is 160k mp3s, does anyone have this in better quality?

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Rec: 10/3/98
Aired: 10/3/98 - Austin, TX, KVRX, "Local Live" program
1. Keep On Runnin' (Crawlin' Black Spider) - 3:18
2. Silent Machine - 3:20
3. Naked, If Want To - 3:21
4. Sea Of Love - 1:44
Total Time: 11:43

Chan on electric guitar. These tracks were once available on KVRX's website. All of these songs were unreleased at the time, but all ended up on a future Cat Power album. My copy of this is 256k mp3s. Does anyone have this in better quality?

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Rec: 11/5/98
Aired: 11/5/98 - NYC, KCRW, "Brave New World" program
1. Intro - 1:03 
2. American Flag - 4:04
3. Interview - 3:51
4. Say - 4:36
5. Metal Heart - 4:14
6. Interview - 6:08
7. Cross Bones Style - 4:27
8. Naked If Want To - 2:42
Total Time - 31:05

Chan on electric guitar, Mark Moore on electric guitar, Jim White on drums. My copy is 256k mp3s, does anyone have this in better quality. Note also, that at one time a video of ''Cross Bones Style'' was available on Matadors website. I dont have this clip. 

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Rec: 11/13/98?
Aired: 11/13/98? - Milton Keynes, England, CMRK, "The Garden Of Earthly Delight's" program
1. Intro - 0:33
2. He Was A Friend Of Mine - 3:27
3. Metal Heart - 4:09
4. Dreams - 2:20
5. He Turns Down - 3:20
6. Sea Of Love - 3:20
7. From Fur City - 0:55
8. From Fur City - 3:37
9. Talking - 3:06
10. We Dance - 3:24
Total Time: 28:11

Chan on acoustic guitar. This comes from a cassette tape. My copy is a 160k mp3, posted on soundcloud. Not sure on the date on this one, but judging from her tour dates this makes the most sense to me. Does anyone have this in better quality?

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Rec: 11/30/98
http://planetconcert3.free.fr/Catpower.htm
http://planetclaire.bandcamp.com/album/cat-power-planet-claire-session-1998-11-20
Aired: 11/30/98? - Paris France, Aligre Radio, "Planet Claire" program
1. Intro - 0:53
2. Kingsport Town - 4:01
3. Wild Is The Wind - 3:35
4. Interlude - 1:34
5. Red Apples - 3:20
6. Interlude - 2:10
7. Great Expectations - 4:15
Total Time - 19:48

Chan on acoustic guitar (though a piano would've helped).  My copy of this cames from the Planet Claire website linked
above, where "Kingsport Town" is mislabled "The Winter Wind", but I also have another copy that includes the Intro and Interludes (talking). 

The Planet Claire link above lists this as 11/20/98. But since she was in Germany on that date and she played Paris on 11/29/98, 11/30/98 seems to be the correct date of recording. 

Additionally, this page (http://web.archive.org/web/20050407161745/http://prevot.denis.free.fr/Catb.htm) which archives the
the photos from the session lists the 11/30/98 date, for further confirmation. 

Here are the photos:









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Rec: 1/XX/99? 
Aired: 1/XX/99? - Sydney, Australia, 2SER, "Methodology" program
1. Good Woman - 3:46
2. Troubled Waters - 3:26
Total Time - 7:12

Chan on acoustic guitar. These tracks were released on the CD "Live & Direct" in Australia in 2001. 

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Rec: 3/6/00
http://www.planet-claire.org/Catpower/
http://planetclaire.bandcamp.com/album/cat-power-planet-claire-session-2000-03-06
Aired: 3/6/00 - Paris France, Aligre Radio, "Planet Claire" program
Re-Aired: 11/XX/00? - Paris France, Aligre Radio, "Planet Claire" program
1. Satisfaction - 3:02
2. Troubled Waters - 4:01
3. Good Woman - 4:38
4. Interview - 24:58
Total Time - 36:39

Chan on acoustic guitar. My copy is 128 Mp3s from the "Planet Claire" website. The interview is only on the first link above and is an RM file.

Pictures:
http://www.planet-claire.org/Catpower/Chan.htm











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Rec: 3/8/00
Aired: 3/8/00 - Roma, Italy, Radio 2, "Suoni E Ultrasuoni" program
1. Good Woman - 4:10

Chan on acoustic guitar. There seems to be a 17 minute long version of this session, but all I have is this one song as a 256k mp3. Anyone have more of this?

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Rec: 6/14/00?
Aired: 6/18/00 - Amsterdam, Netherlands, VPRO 
1. Sophisticated Lady - 3:49
2. Werewolf - 3:45
3. Interview - 4:03
4. Hard Times In New York Town - 3:19
5. Interview - 1:34
6. Jump Baby Jump - 1:03
7. Interview - 1:27
8. I Am Not Willing - 3:00
9. Interview - 7:16
10. Let Sadness Not Be Attached To Your Name - 3:37
11. Interview - 4:11
12. Sophisticated Lady - 1:45
13. He Was A Friend Of Mine - 4:02
Total Time - 42:51

Chan on acoustic guitar, electric guitar(?) and piano. Not sure on the date for this one but judging from her tour dates, this makes the most sense to me. The 2nd performance of ''Sophisticated Lady'' is on guitar. Anyone know the name of the program that aired this?

My copy of this is from a 256k mp3, that was probably taken from VPRO's website. Does anyone have this in better quality? 

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Rec: 6/18/00 - London, England, Maida Vale 4, BBC, "Peel Session"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/johnpeel/sessions/2000s/2000/Jun18catpower/
Aired: 7/20/00 - Part 1 (5 songs + Freebird), "Peel Session" program
Aired: 8/31/00 - Part 2 (5 songs + Freebird), "Peel Session" program
Re-Aired: 12/13/00 - (all songs), "John Peel Show" program
Re-Aired: 1/12/02 - (5 songs), "John Peel's Blue Room" program

1. Sophisticated Lady
2. Deep Inside *
3. Hard Times In New York Town *
4. Come On In My Kitchen
5. Wonderwall 
6. Werewolf
7. Up And Gone
8. He Was A Friend Of Mine
9. Oh, Sister
10. Knockin' On Heavens Door
11. Freebird
Total Time - ~27 minutes.

Chan on acoustic guitar and piano. * = plus additional overdubbed vocals. 

Yes, the same date this Peel Session was recorded, Chan's VPRO session was being aired (It must have been Cat Power Day in Europe). Finding both the VPRO session and Peel session online with the same date, as well as many of the same songs confused me at first. What was correct? I now believe the information I have listed for these 2 sessions is correct (but, of course, let me know if I wrong).

I have the 7/20/00 and 8/31/00 broadcasts in FLAC. For the 12/13/00 broadcast, I have a 128k mp3. For the 1/12/02 broadcast, I have FLAC. 

The original broadcasts, 7/20/00 and 8/31/00,  have John Peel intros to almost every song. Its funny to listen to Peel keep mentioning that he will play Chan's take on "Freebird", because at the end it turns out to be very short 45 second version.

The 12/13/00 rebroadcast has only a few intros before the songs, as he plays all 11 songs in 3 separate segments of his program. Its revealed that songs 1-3 were all played back to back, 5-8 were played back to back and 9-11 were also played back to back. So this version is a bit better then the original broadcasts. 

At some point, I'll go through all of these tracks, song by song and find the most complete versions of each one (probably only a difference of a few seconds) make a post about it. 

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Rec: 7/19/01 - Suffolk, UK, Peel Acres, "Peel Session" 
Aired: 8/23/01 - London, England, BBC, "Peel Session"
1. Intro - 1:09
2. The Party - 3:10
3. Interview - 0:41
4. Intro - 0:28
5. Baby Doll - 3:09
6. Interlude - 0:24
7. Islands - 2:40
8. Come On In My Kitchen - 3:52
Total Time - 15:33

Chan on electric guitar. My copy is FLAC. 

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Rec: XX/XX/01?
Aired: 8/XX/01? - London, England, XFM, "Xposure" program
1. The Party - 4:10 

Chan on acoustic guitar. My copy is FLAC, but unsure what is was before that. It seems weird she would only record 1 song for the program, there must be an interview too at least. Anyone know any more about this session?

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Rec: 11/5/01
http://programagaragem.zip.net/arch2010-03-14_2010-03-20.html
Aired: 11/5/01 - São Paulo, Brasil, ''Garagem'' program
1. Intro - 4:09 
2. Interview Part 1 - 5:18 
3. Interview Part 2 - 3:51
4. Interview Part 3 - 1:27
5. The Party - 2:51
6. Interview Part 4 - 7:10
7. Interview Part 5 - 6:06
8. Interview Part 6 - 4:03
9. Fool - 3:17
10. Werewolf - 3:39
11. Interview Part 7 - 2:08 
12. Interview Part 8 - 10:15
Total Time - 54:14

Chan on electric guitar. My copy is 128k mp3s -> FLAC and comes from the link above. The 3 songs are very nice, even if Chan doesnt seem to like her performance. While it looks as though she was interviewed a lot from the times above, this is not an especially interesting interview as Chan is left out of a lot of the conversation. This was 2 hour program and much music from other artists was played, which I have omitted from my track times listed above.  

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Rec: 1/XX/03? 
Aired: 2/23/03 - Brussels, Belgium, Radio, "Duyster" program
1. I Dont Blame You - 3:19
2. My Daddy Was A Musician - 3:41
3. Baby Doll - 3:00
4. Interview
Total Time - 10:00

Chan on electric guitar. The guys at the "Duyster" website were nice enough to send me a 160k mp3 of this session, which shows that all 3 songs were recorded back to back, and its slightly more complete than the 256k mp3s I have. They told me an interview was also recorded, but Chan's state was such that they chose not to air it. 

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Rec: 1/13/03?
Aired: 1/13/03? - Paris, France, OUI-FM
1. Intro
2. I Dont Blame You 
3. Interview 
Tota Time - ~15 minutes. 

Anyone have a recording or any information?

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Rec: 1/23/03 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/johnpeel/sessions/2000s/2003/Jan23catpower/
Aired: 2/12/03 - London, England, Maida Vale 4, BBC, "Peel Session"
1. Names - 5:18
2. Funny Things - 3:01
3. Evolution - 3:34
4. I Dont Blame You - 3:10
Total Time - 15:03

Chan on electric guitar and piano. My copy is FLAC, but I dont know what the source was before that. 

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Rec: 2/27/03
http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/mb/mb030227cat_power
Aired: 3/12/03 - Santa Monica, CA, KCRW,  "Morning Becomes Eclectic" program
 
1. Blue Moon - Try A Little Tenderness - All I Have To Do Is Dream Medley - 3:55
2. I Dont Blame You - 3:23
3. Werewolf - 3:30
4. Funny Things - 2:35
5. Interview - 9:31
6. Maybe Not - 6:04
7. Names - 5:09
8. Evolution - 3:29
9. Can I Get A Witness? - 1:56
10. Islands - 2:07
Total Time - 41:39

Chan on electric guitar and piano. I have 1-4 and 6-10 as 256k mp3s. 1-7 were posted as a video on KCRW's website. I dont know the exact order the songs were played. Does anyone have this in better quality?

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Rec: 10/18/03 
Aired: 10/18/03 - NYC, WFUV, "Vin Scelea's Idiot's Delight" program

Total Time - ~4 hours

I dont think Chan performs on this session, but rather talks with the host. But I'm including it here anyway because its more a music-oriented program than a typical interview. Many Cat Power studio tracks were played and Chan picked out some music to play as well (James Brown, Whites Stripes). I would love to hear this program. Does anyone have this? 

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Rec: 11/XX/03?
Aired: 12/3/03 - Philadelphia, PA, WXPN, "World Cafe" program
1. Wolf Among Wolves
2. I Want To Be The Boy To Warm Your Mother's Heart
3. Alone Now (?, not sure what song this is)
4. Private Dancer (sang by Coleman Lewis)

I dont have a copy of this but would really like to hear it. Really unique selection of songs here. 

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Rec: 11/XX/05?
Aired: 11/XX/05? - London, England, BBC, "Across The Line" program
1. Empty Shell - 3:13
2. Why - 3:24
3. Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground - 3:24
Total Time - 10:01

Chan on piano and electric guitar. My copy is RM (from BBC website) -> WAV -> FLAC. BBC listed "Empty Shell" as "Anymore" and "Why" as "Baby Blue".

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Rec: 11/XX/05?
Aired: 11/XX/05? - London, England, BBC, "John Peel's Blue Room" program 
Re-Aired: 1/XX/06 - London, England, BBC, "Live Lounge" program
1. Who Knows Where The Times Goes - 3:34
2. Why - 3:14
+ more
Total - 6:48

Chan on piano. I have the Rebroadcast from 1/XX/06, where you can hear John Peel explain that other songs were played on his and Chris Coco's "Blue Room" program. I dont know what these other songs were. Another session I would love to hear in complete form. My copies are 256k mp3s, anyone have this in better quality?

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Rec: 9/12/06?
http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/mb/mb060912cat_power
Aired: 9/12/06 - NYC, KCRW, "Morning Becomes Eclectic" Program
1. Intro - 0:12
2. The Greatest - 3:45 *
3. Wild Is The Wind - 4:00
4. Remember Me - 3:47 *
5. Ramblin' Woman - 2:40 *
6. Good Woman - 3:52 *
7. Interview - 13:19
8. Love And Communication - 3:15
9. House Of The Rising Sun - 4:23
10. Hate - 3:21
11. I Dont Blame You - 3:01
12. Islands - 1:39
Total Time - 47:14

* Released on the eMusic Session EP online. 



Chan on piano and acoustic guitar. 

I still dont know the correct recording date for this one. Did she perform on the program and then fly to Altanta for the concert on 9/12/06? My copy is FLV (from KCRW's website) -> WAV -> FLAC.

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Rec: 10/XX/06?
Posted Online: 10/7/06? - AOL Music website, "The Interface"
1. Intro - 0:15
2. Love And Communication - 3:20 
3. Talking - 0:20
4. John, John - 3:10
5. Interview - 32:20
6. Total Time - 39:25

Chan on electric guitar. Internet-only performance. My copy is a 192k Mp3 that was probably taken from the AOL website. 

Session produced, engineered and mixed by David "DibS" Shackney. 
http://dibsreaction.com/cat-power-7/

"Love And Communication" from this session was released on the b-side to one of the "The Greatest" singles in 7'' and CD form.

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Rec: 11/27/06 - Seattle, WA, Rolling Stone Studios
Posted Online: Early 2007? - Rolling Stone website, "Rolling Stone Acoustic Session"
1. Crying, Waiting, Hoping - 2:14
2. Love And Communication - 3:23
3. Remember Me - 4:16
4. Who Knows Where The Times Goes - 3:19
Total Time - 13:12

Chan on electric guitar and piano. Internet-only video performance. My copy is in AVI form. 

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Rec: 1/XX/08? 
Aired: 1/XX/08? - Paris, France, OUI-FM
1. Dont Explain - 3:52

Chan and Gregg (acoustic guitar).
I have this track from this clip, does anyone have any more information about this session?



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Rec: 1/23/08
Aired: 1/23/08 - Paris, France, La Maison de la Radio, Studio 105, "Black Session" program
1. Metal Heart - 4:37
2. New York, New York - 2:28
3. Ramblin Woman - 3:55
4. Silver Stallion - 4:15
5. I Lost Someone - 3:10
6. Lord Help The Poor And Needy - 3:25
7. Dark End Of The Street - 4:29
8. Song To Bobby - 5:03
9. Naked, If I Want To - 3:27
10 Dont Explain - 4:30
11. Aretha, Sing One For Me - 4:00
12. She's Got You - 5:53
13. Lived In Bars - 3:58
Total Time - 53:10

Chan with the DDBB. Here are some notes I found for this session:

"The Black Sessions were the French Radio music shows and very much similar to BBC Radio 1 John Peel programmes but with the presence of a small audience of about 200 people. The original programme came to an end in June of 2011 after almost 20 years of existence."

I have this in FLAC.

Does anyone have this?:


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Rec: 1/25/08
Aired: 1/25/08 - Paris, France, "Virgin Radio Session"

Does anyone have this recording or any information?

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Rec: 1/29/08
Aired: 1/29/08 - London, England, BBC, BBC 6 Studios, "Hub Session" for George Lamb program
1. Intro / Interview
2. Ramblin' Woman
3. Interview
4. Song To Bobby
5. Don't Explain
6. Outro
Total Time - 29:00

Chan with Gregg (acoustic guitar) and Judah (electric guitar). My copy is an Mp2.

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Rec: 2/4/08
Aired: 2/4/08 - NYC, WNYC, "Soundcheck" program
1. Intro - 1:47
2. Silver Stallion - 3:16
3. Interview - 12:45
4. Ramblin Woman - 3:57
5. Interview - 10:48
Total Time 32:33

Chan with Gregg (acoustic guitar, backing vocals) on "Silver Stallion", (piano) on "Ramblin' Woman". 
My copy is a 56k mp3. Does anyone have this in better quality?

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Rec: 2/8/08
Aired: 3/6/08 - Philadelphia, PA, WXPN, "World Cafe" program
1. Intro - 0:36
2. Silver Stallion - 3:25 
3. Interview - 1:06
4. Dont Explain - 3:56
5. Interview - 8:10
6. Ramblin Woman - 3:56
7. Interview - 2:00
Total Time:  23:09

Chan with Gregg (acoustic guitar, backing vocals) on "Silver Stallion", and (piano) on "Dont Explain" and "Ramblin' Woman". 

This session is still available to listen to here - http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=87942709
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Rec: 2/27/08 - Los Angeles, CA, AOL Studio
Posted Online: 3/13/08 - AOL website, "AOL Sessions"
1. Silver Stallion - 3:53
2. Ramblin' Woman - 4:01
3. New York, New York - 2:17
4. Naked, If I Want To - 2:32
5. Dont Explain - 4:23
6. Interview 1 - 1:55 
7. Interview 2 - 0:30
8. Interview 3 - 2:07
Total Time - 21:38

Chan and the DDBB. Internet-only video performance. My copy is FLV.

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Rec: 2/29/08
http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/mb/mb080229cat_power
Aired: 2/29/08 - Santa Monica, CA, KCRW, "Morning Becomes Eclectic" program
1. Intro - 1:09
2. Song To Bobby - 4:39
3. Dark End Of The Street - 4:16
4. I Lost Someone - 3:20
5. She's Got You - 3:41
6. Interview - 6:49
7. Lord Help The Poor And Needy - 3:03
8. Silver Stallion - 4:23
9. Woman Left Lonely - 3:39
10. Outro - 0:38
Total Time - 35:37

Chan with the DDBB. This was posted as a video on KCRW's website. My copy is FLV (from KCRW's website) -> WAV -> FLAC. 

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Rec: 9/3/12 - West Hollywood, CA, OHWOW Gallery, "Know-Wave Radio"
Aired: 9/3/12 - West Hollywood, CA, OHWOW Gallery, "Know-Wave Radio"
1. "Know-Wave Radio" - 37:47

This one is a weird one, definitely the most random Cat Power audio I have heard. "Know-Wave Radio" isnt a real radio station like the rest of this list. Its a pirate radio station run by Aaron Bondaroff. Here is a quote I found from him (http://www.openingceremony.us/entry.asp?pid=6477):

"Whatever is on my pirate radio station, which operates out of my home Charles Mansion, in LA. The station is called KNOW-WAVE: there are always interesting guests and music playing sporadically. It's kinda like Twitter or Instagram in that you have to keep checking in with it all day—things just happen when they happen."

Things just happen. Well, that is exactly what my copy (which is incomplete) sounds like. Its basically Chan talking with other people, some of it is funny, some of it is tedious, and some Bob Dylan CD tracks are played. There is no host. I dont know what (if anything) Chan performed while she was on the program. My copy is Mp3. If anyone has anymore of this program, please let me know. 

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Rec: 5/9/13 
Aired: 5/9/13 - London, England, BBC4, "Woman's Hour" program
1. Interview - 6:05
2. Bully - 4:18
Total Time - 10:23

Chan and Gregg (piano). My copy is ASF (from BBC website) -> WAV -> FLAC.

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SUMMARY:

The radio sessions of Cat Power are a treasure trove of great music. I have 37 sessions listed above, though there are probably more that I dont know about. Dont let my source listings fool you. Though I have most of these in Mp3 form, all but the earliest ones sound great. Yeah, I'd like to upgrade whatever I can, but its the music that matters, and us fans should be thankful to have so much of this to enjoy. 

So which ones are the best? I would list the following ones that I have heard as essential:

12/19/96 - Paris Radio. WWTCT-era. These versions are rough, but we dont have many versions of these songs. 
8/31/98 - Paris Radio. Moon Pix-era. I consider the take of "Leopard And The Lamb" to be the definitive take, it's got Mark Moore on guitar also, and so this almost makes it sound like a "Moon Pix" outtake. 
11/5/98 - KCRW. Moon Pix-era. All 4 KCRW sessions are essential. This one has her Moon Pix backing band of Mark Moore and Jim White.
6/14/00 - VPRO 
6/18/00 - BBC. Peel Session - This session and the VPRO session are almost like an alternate version of "The Covers Record", featuring a number of covers that didnt make the album. Note also that this is the only radio session featuring vocal overdubs (on 2 tracks). 
2/27/03 - KCRW. You Are Free-era. Also on video.
11/XX/05 - BBC, "Blue Room" - I consider this take of "Why" to be the definitive take.  
9/12/06 - KCRW. This has the only radio take of "The Greatest" and its solo, and its beautiful. Whole session is top-notch.
1/23/08 - Paris Radio. An excellent Jukebox-era live set.
2/29/08 - KCRW. Another excellent live-in-the-studio set. Also on video.

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Post  Cokelike on Sat 26 Oct - 21:40

Updated, will post more later.

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Post  Nicolaoua on Sun 27 Oct - 7:58

As usual, impressive work! prosterne

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Post  Sab on Sun 27 Oct - 17:55

Waouh!!!thumbs up

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Post  Cokelike on Sun 27 Oct - 21:26

Sab wrote:Waouh!!!thumbs up
Thanks, Nico and Sab. 

I have updated it more, its probably as complete as I can make it at this point.

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Post  Cokelike on Thu 26 Dec - 0:13

Updated some of the Planet Claire Sessions details adding links to all 3 sessions and added pictures.

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Post  Cokelike on Thu 26 Dec - 0:32

Added in links for 3 KCRW sessions.

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Post  Cokelike on Sat 1 Feb - 10:13

Added a note and a link to the 10/XX/06? AOL Interface Session. 

http://dibsreaction.com/cat-power-7/

I didnt realize the version of "Love And Communication" on some of the "The Greatest" singles actually comes this AOL Session.

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Post  _tunic_ on Sun 22 Jun - 11:36

I stumbled upon this blog about John Peel, here's a rebroadcast from December 2000 of the first Cat Power session in July of that year:
http://theperfumedgarden.blogspot.nl/2014/06/john-peel-13th-december-2000.html

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Post  Cokelike on Sat 18 Oct - 4:17

Added the following session:

Rec: 11/5/01
http://programagaragem.zip.net/arch2010-03-14_2010-03-20.html
Aired: 11/5/01 - São Paulo, Brasil, ''Garagem'' program

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