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Saturday May 29th, 2021 with Jas Nasty
Doing It For Donna pt.1

Tribute to my mother Donna (April 30, 1960 to April 30 2021) ~ some of her old records and favourites, and some Jasmine feelings mixed in ~
Donna The Prima Donna
Dion (Di Mucci) - 45 - Columbia
Donna was obsessed with the song Lady in Red... her and her friend Cathy even went to see Chris De Burgh live twice here in Ottawa in 2012 or 2015? and 2017. I have to say the song is still growing on me... but we are Doing It For Donna.
The Lady In Red
Chris De Burgh - 45 - A&M 1986
I'd Rather Go Blind
Chicken Shack (Christine McVie) - 45 - Columbia
A Violet and A Rose
Wanda Jackson - 45 - Capitol
Do You Know The Way To San Jose
Dionne Warwick - My Greatest Hits - Polydor 1975
It's really special to me to have Donna's old records, especially this one. She would often sing this, and I have vivid memories being a kid and her putting on this song, as well as a visual memory of a sweet painting of Dionne's smiling face on the cover. I thought San Jose was this amazing magical place we needed to visit someday.

Many of Donna's records were Greatest Hits/ compilations that we wouldn't normally play on radio or DJing... but that is what regular music lovers listened to at home. Much of her collection was from circa 1975- this one has the classic hit Summer Breeze which contains my name, Jasmine, in two different contexts referring to the flowers of course... I chose to play Hummingbird though, as since her passing there have been countless hummingbird signs and 'coincidences' connected with her, for my siblings and I... lots of birds, bees, and flower magic surrounding...
Seals & Crofts - Greatest Hits - Warner Bros. Records 1975
The Birds and The Bees
Jewel Akens - At The Hop! - MCA
Donna was really into the Jane Fonda workout. At some point when I was a kid she of course got the VHS video instead of the record, and subsequent Jane Fonda workouts - or maybe they were on TV? I have memories of waking up to Jane's voice and sitting eating my cereal watching her workout which she would do every morning, so I had to play a clip here in tribute of course. You can see a very 80's excercise suit hanging from the door in the photo...
The Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter
William Ackerman - Jane Fonda's Workout Record - Columbia 1981
Pink Floyd - The Wall - Columbia 1979
In My Room
The Walker Brothers - Greatest Hits - Polygram 1966
*live show update* t_al_z informed me that Motherlode were in fact Canadian!
Cute to think of my Mom at 11 years old with this compilation record with her. They used to bring their few records to parties and everyone would put on a few.... I like that idea. Let's hope we can all play records together soon.
When I Die
Motherlode - 24 Dynamic Hits - Syndicate 1970 ? Canadian
Heart Of Stone
The Rolling Stones - 45 - London
Over My Head
Fleetwood Mac - 45 - Reprise 1975
Wuthering Heights
Kate Bush - 45 - EMI 1977
Wild Horses
The Rolling Stones - 45 - BMI
Fleetwood Mac - 45 - Warner Bros. Records 1976
Petula Clark - 45 - Vogue
Ritchie Valens - 45 - MGM 1973
I'm A Believer
The Monkees - 45 - RCA Victor
Mom grew up watching The Monkees...

Many of my music memories associated with Donna are her singing and driving listening to the radio here in Ottawa, the dial was normally set on Oldies 1310 on the AM radio, or else CHez 106.
When I was 14, she thought I was insane how much time I would spend making tapes recording songs from either station. A forgotten time perhaps, when we just had to wait for our songs to come on the radio, before you could conjure them up through the internets on devices?

Donna and I went to see Heart in 2012 and we were blown away at these power house sisters still rocking it. While she had trouble with the venue stairs, ushers and I were surprised when she shot up out of her seat when they played Crazy, and Magic Man :)
Crazy On You
Heart - 45 - Mushroom
House Carpenter
Buffy Sainte-Marie - Little Wheel Spin and Spin - Vanguard Canadian
One of the last times I saw Donna in person (at the Civic hospital with special family priveleges to visit due to COVID restrictions), in Sept. or Oct. 2020 we got into a fight because I had brought her a magazine with an article about Buffy Sainte-Marie I had forgotten she had actually given to me... so she needed to prove to me she had been even more of a fan, and of course, before I even existed- even the awkward memories are bittersweet now.

Janis Joplin Pearl was the only album Donna had the record, the 8 track, and the cassette tape of! (that I know of) and this one was always a sing along when it came on the radio (Oldies 1310!)

Born To Be Wild was Donna's ultimate driving song she would sing even when the song was not on the radio... "Get your motor runnin'....."
Me & Bobby McGee
Janis Joplin - Pearl - Columbia
Born To Be Wild
Steppenwolf - Easy Rider - Reprise
Mother's Little Helper
The Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks - London 1967
Ruby Tuesday
Melanie - 20 Heavy Hits Vol.1 - K-tel (Columbia) 1964
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (Ft. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna - Modern 1981
The Chain
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours - Warner Bros. Records 1977
I have two copies of my desert island disc, Rumours by Fleetwood Mac - although I am not sure which was Mom's and which was my Dad's - but the only album they kept both copies of when their collections came together.... (again, that I know of - will certainly be hunting down the rest of the collection when possible)

I have to admit it was a bit weird to listen to this 10cc record of hers (or shared with my Dad) and hear a phone ring in the song Donna, to which someone answers and hears, "I love you".... and other songs "the Hospital song" and "Fresh Air For My Momma" - it's sad to think Mom never got to go outside again after June 20, 2020 when we got to visit with her before her spinal surgery.
10cc - 10cc - UK Records 1973
Fresh Air For My Momma
10cc - 10cc - UK Records 1973
Magic Man
Heart - Dreamboat Annie - Mushroom 1975
We're Here For a Good Time (Not A Long Time)
Trooper - 45 - MCA 1977 Canadian
I won't be sharing the story here, but let's just say there is a wild party Donna story involving the band Trooper at their show with Joe Cocker in the mid 1970's.

I guess you don't have to ask if we are a Beatles or Stones family... apologies to CKCU and the CRTC for playing so much Rolling Stones... Donna really loved Mick Jagger ; I grew up with a poster of him in the laundry room...
Miss You
The Rolling Stones - 45 - Rolling Stones Records 1978
My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue)
Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps - Reprise 1979 Canadian
Emitt Rhodes - Emitt Rhodes - Dunhill 1970
Time Moves Slow feat. Sam Herring
BADBADNOTGOOD - IV - 2016 Canadian
Interactive CKCU
Jas Nasty
Welcome Heavy Friends & Listeners. Tonight we are Doing It For Donna

8:02 PM, May 29th, 2021
Lina xo
Tbh I thought I was on the wrong dial when I heard Lady in Red, but I'm really loving this tribute to your Mom Jas. Thank you for sharing her faves and stories that go along with them tonight.

8:22 PM, May 29th, 2021
Jas Nasty (host)
Thank you Lina! Definitely a different/ Oldies 1310 AM radio vibe tonight! I thought maybe excessive comments were a bit much so appreciate you saying that.

8:29 PM, May 29th, 2021
Jas Nasty (host)
Some of these old records are mad scratchy!! Esp the flimsy compilations... but fun to think how much she must have listened to some of these...

8:34 PM, May 29th, 2021
Thank for sharing the music and memories Jas. Really liked that Etta James cover earlier...and Motherlode track is beautiful...they are Canadian!

8:35 PM, May 29th, 2021
Jas Nasty (host)
Thank you t_al_z for your ears and kind words ❤ whoa cool about Motherlode! It's a sweet compilation for sure. I'm a proud K-tel comp collector!

8:42 PM, May 29th, 2021
Workman John
was surprised and pleased to hear some of these tunes, especially when I heard the Stones great early tune Heart of Stone, then Wild Horses !!! as a long time Stones fan I was blown away..We don't usual;ly hear such mainstream tunes on CKCU, at least not any more...Thanks for this show..Digging it..

8:49 PM, May 29th, 2021
Jas Nasty (host)
Workman John glad someone is appreciating all the Stones, more to come! My Mom Donna just loved Mick Jagger! Lota of Rolling Stones records. Was actually worried I'd get kicked off the air for playing all these retro pop hits

8:57 PM, May 29th, 2021
Workman John
Jas the beauty of CKCU at least as I remember it was that you can play what you like and be who you are..It worked for me in the 3 + plus years I haunted the place...keep it up. I actually bought a copy of Exile on Min street today when I realized I did not have it (in vinyl) in my collection...

9:07 PM, May 29th, 2021
I love the notes about your mom’s relationship to these tunes! thanks for sharing them with us :) I love her selections

9:25 PM, May 29th, 2021
Mike p
I’m unhappy, chain her never ever is there a goodbye to ruby tuesday

9:31 PM, May 29th, 2021
Aunt Michelle
Jas you did a great job your Mom is up in heaven dancing away with glass of wine. She is with Grandpa Wick and Grandma Theresa, Aunt Rita & Uncle Bill and your Dad. Cheers to you niece . Again great job.

9:39 PM, May 29th, 2021
Thanks for sharing Jas.

10:01 PM, May 29th, 2021
Jas Nasty (host)
Thank you Aunt Michelle xo

10:02 PM, May 29th, 2021
Thank you for sharing your mother's collection Jas, beautiful tribute <3

10:04 PM, May 29th, 2021
Jas Nasty (host)
Workman John I just realized you were a former Chez 106 host right? I was a non stop listener 1991-1996, and beyond! Thank you for listening Chris, Laura, and Mike P Goodnight all

10:04 PM, May 29th, 2021
Jas Nasty (host)
Glad you enjoyed Zoe ❤ Thank you Listeners, Thank you Donna

10:05 PM, May 29th, 2021
So epic for an epic lady <3

12:05 PM, May 30th, 2021
China Doll
Great homage to your mom and her love for music...I wish I knew her but never met her and you and your siblings are fabulous...just listened to Jesse's podcast and felt like I was with him during the plight of your heals the soul.

1:32 PM, May 31st, 2021
Wade McNeice
I listened with a lump in my throat remembering Donna and the what an incredibly positive, warm, caring person she was. The music choices were so emotional!! Remembering at a young age putting the Monkey's on the giant music console in the living room, then we all danced like we had hot sauce down our butt cracks!! Donna had it tougher than most but through it all was always able to be there for everyone, always seeing the positive, always encouraging. She was a gift to us all, and I count my lucky stars that we were able to have so many conversations. She loved her family so much and was the best mother ever!! Thanks Jas all of you kids radiate Donna's amazing qualities and love for life!!! She will always be loved!!

2:54 PM, May 31st, 2021
Jas Nasty (host)
Thank you Wade, appreciate your kind words. Thank you also China Doll and Lezzie <3

1:34 AM, June 1st, 2021
What a beautiful show Jas!!!, enjoy the crackles mix with the memories reading and listening each segment had so much life... love you Jas more birds and magical flowers to you and let’s play records together soon !!!

10:13 PM, June 7th, 2021
Jas Nasty
Gracias Rodrigo! <3

1:02 PM, June 9th, 2021