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VE 303 7/16/16

Ice Cream Cathedral: An Armfu Of Rubies Love: The Good Humor Man Van Halen: Ice Cream Man Dinah Washigton (with The Dells and Quincy Jones) Am I Blue The Dells: Oh What A Night Hall & Oates: She's Gone Joe Cocker: The Letter (studio version) Peter Frampton: Show Me The Way (studio version) Paul McCartney: Maybe I'm Amazed (studio version) Johnny Rivers: Maybelline (live version) Peter Gabriel: I Go Swimming Nirvana: Jesus Don't Want Me For A Sunbeam Jackson Browne: Running On Empty Neil Young: Powderfinger

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VE 336 7 14 17

Beck: Dreams (acapella and instrumental) Steve Winwood: Roll With It (Stevie Testifies mix) Cheap Trick live at Budokon (Ain't That A Shame, I Want You To Want Me, Surrender) Ryan Adams: Do You Still Love Me Gary Wright: Dreamweaver Moon Martin: Bad Case Of Loving You Cherrelle: I Dodn't Mean To Turn You On Robert Palmer: Looking For Clues Fats Domino: Lovely Rita Fats Domino: Lady Madonna

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VE 131 Prehistoric Rock:

Roll 'Em Pete Big Joe Turner 1938

House of Blue Lights Freddie Slack (co-writer with Don Ray) and Ella Mae Morse 1946

Down the Road Apiece: Will Bradley Trio 1940

Good Rockin' Tonight: Wynonie Harris: 1948

Joe Liggins: The Honeydripper

Bull Moose Jackson: Big Ten Inch

Amos Milburn: One Bourbon, One Scotch One Beer

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Rock Daniel 1941

The Fat Man: Fats Domino:

Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 : Ain't That Just Like a Woman

Julia Lee and her Boyfriends Gotta Gimme Whatcha Got

We're Gonna Rock Wild Bill Moore 1947

Rock t he Joint: Jimmy Preston 1949

Move It On Over Hank Williams 1947

Jack Guthrie: Oakie Boogie

Woody Guthrie: Jesus Christ

Robert Wilkins; That's No Way To Get Along

Rolling Stones: Not Fade Away

Van Morrison : In The Days Before Rock And Roll.

VE 131 Prehistoric Rock

Today on the VE---rock, before it rolled. A rumage through the pre-historic rock vaults for songs that

foreshadowed rock and roll, compiled by guest programmer Dan Miele. These are vintage recordings but

their vitality will surprise you. I'm PC and this is the VE

Roll 'Em Pete Big Joe Turner 1938

Prehistoric rock on the VE. From the year 1938 AD that's the blues shouting daddy of em all, Big Joe

Turner with "Roll Em Pete." One of the first R&B recordings to make use of what was to become the rock

and roll back beat - as opposed to the more common shuffle rhythm. This song was later recorded by

Count Basie, and Joe recorded with the Basie band in later years. Joe Turner was the frist to record Shake,

Rattle and Roll, which later became a hit for Bill Haley and His Comets.

Things are really rockin at the House Of Blue Lights....Freddie Slack and Ella May Morse...

House of Blue Lights Freddie Slack (co-writer with Don Ray) and Ella Mae Morse 1946

Down the Road Apiece: Will Bradley Trio 1940

Dinosaurs roam the earth again--it's prehistoric rock on the VE. A couple there that were echoed in 60s

rock. Mitch Ryder refefrenced "house Of Blue Lights" by Freddie Slack and Ella Mae Morse, and The

Rolling Stones covered Will Bradley's "Down The Road Apiece."

Robert Plant recorded this one by Wynonie Mr Blues Harris with his group The Honeydrippers...and I'll

follow it up with the song that gave th eband their name.........

Good Rockin' Tonight: Wynonie Harris: 1948

Joe Liggins: The Honeydripper

The Honeydripper was Joe Liggins, who along with Wynonie Harris, was an inspiration to Robert Plant.

It's prehistoric rock on the VE. Here are a couple you'll know from their rock covers by Aerosmith and

George Thorogood....

Bull Moose Jackson: Big Ten Inch ***pull from YOutube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJpO4ObZSdg

Amos Milburn: One Bourbon, One Scotch One Beer *** pull from

youtubehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TqglR7YG1Y

The VE with prehistoric rock from Amos Milburn and Bull Moose Jackson...with the original versions of

songs you know well from seventies rock. Here's someon ewho held the title "queen of rock and roll"

when the competition iin thie category was pretty slim....but Sister Rosetta Tharpe had it all goin

gon...gospel chops and sex appeal....

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Rock Daniel 1941

The Fat Man: Fats Domino:

The VE with PreHistoric Rock....but it begins inprope with thhe fat man, Antione Domino, from

1950....the tune is a variation on the traditional New Orleans tune Junker's Blues, which also provided the

melody for Lloyd Price's Lawdy Miss Clawdy.

Now, the guy known as the King of the Jukebox. Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five tore it up with

hilarious story-songs. His guitarist Carl Hogan guitar has been cited by Chuck Berry as one of his main

influences

Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 : Ain't That Just Like a Woman 1946

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEqiWTb-UWA

Julia Lee and her Boyfriends Gotta Gimme Whatcha Got 1946http://www.youtube.com/watch?

v=Pq98BQ7E7Bk

The VE with Prehistoric rock.. THAT girfriend could sing! Julia Lee And Her Boyfriends..who just

happened to be two legendary names of jazz-- Benny Carter and Red Norvo. No small wonder that she

commanded such prime session men--Julia sang and played piano in her brother George Lee's band,

which for a time also included Charlie Parker.

So where did 'rock" really begin? 1947--Wild Bill Moore

We're Gonna Rock Wild Bill Moore 1947

Rock the Joint: Jimmy Preston 1949

The VE with Prehistoric Rock, and the name itself, attributed to Clevland DJ Alan Freed, was taken from

tenor sax man Will Bill Moore's "We're Gonna Rock" which showed up on his Moondog Show radio

programs...also Jimmy Preston and Rock The Joint.

Let's rock out today's VE with one more that George Thorogood latched on to, by a legend of country

music who died before rock was born...

Move It On Over Hank Williams 1947

Jack Guthrie: Oakie Boogie

The Year was 1947. And like the legendary flying saucer that crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico, the

alien music life form of rock and roll was taking shape with some help from country cousin Hank

Williams, and right there Jack Guthrie and the western swing jam "Oakie Boogie, which Bill Haley's

Rock Around The Clock owes a debt to. Jack was the cousin of the seminal American music figure who

would have been 100 years old this week. Woody introduced one element of what would become rock

that we haven't touched on yet...the political and intellectual...soomething that was rare in popular music

of his day...but as a folk singer, Woody could speak his mind, and he makes an obvious political

statement in this song from 1940:

Woody Guthrie: Jesus Christ

Robert Wilkins; That's No Way To Get Along

Pre Historic Rock on The VE....Woody Guthrie, Jesus Christ, and Revered Robert Wilkins, "That's No

Way To Get Along..." rock rooted in bible stories....and that last one brings us to the half century mark

this week of the British rock band that brought all the early influences together in an entirely new,

original sound.

Rolling Stones: Not Fade Away

50 years ago, the Rolling Stones played their first gig at The Marquee Club in London. This week, they

posed outside thevenue and strongly hinted at a fiftieth anniversary tour. Not Fade Away. 20 years ago,

let alone 50, who would have thought that would be The Rolling Stones legacy.

To top off this VE exploration of Prehistoric rock, here is an evocative and epic song by another great

interperter of the rock roots. From his 1990 album "Enlightenment," Van Morrsion sings of "The Days

Before Rock And Roll, " and how those distant radio signals in the deepest night brought a brilliant new

light into his young world.

Van Morrison : In The Days Before Rock And Roll.

And that's the VE. A true mystic poet, Van Morrsion always finds a way to say it for all of us.

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VE 227 6/27/14

 

Joni Mitchell - Night Ride Home

Chicago: Saturday In The Park-

CCR; Born On the Bayou

Bruce Springsteen - Darlington County

Frank Sinatra: There Used to Be a Ballpark

Grateful Dead: Jack Straw

John Prine: The Great Compromise

Ryan Adams - New York, New York

Mary Martin: A Wonderful Guy (from South Pacific Original Cast)

Nirvana: Lake of Fire

Jackson Browne: Of Missing Persons

Better Than Ezra: Good

Stevie Wonder: I Just Called To Say I Loved You

 

Today on the VE...it's ALMOST the 4th of July.  Can we fill an hour with vinyl spins of songs that name-check the holiday...and one that famously doesn't...even though it mentions every othe rholiday under the sun? 

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VE 335 6 23 17 (Chuck's influences)

Ernest Tubb: Thirty Days Chuck Berry: Thirty Days Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys: Ida Red Chuck Berry: Maybelline Johnny Rivers: Maybelline Louis Jordan: Ain't That Just Like A Woman Chuck Berry: Roll Over Beethoven Jimmy McCracklin: Rockin' All Day Joe Turner: Feelin' Happy Linda Ronstadt: Back In The USA Beatles: Back In The USSR Rolling Stones: Down The Road Apiece Will Bradley Trio feat. Freddie Slack: Down The Road Apiece Ten Years After: I'm Going Homem (live at Woodstock) Delanie & Bonnie & Friends: Little Richard Medley

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VE 334 Monterey 6 16 17

Jimi Hendrix Experience: Wild Thing

The Who: Happy Jack

Grateful Dead: The Golden Road To Unlimited Devotion

Jefferson Airpane: White Rabbit

Ravi Shankar: Spring Festival Of Colors

Hugh Masakela: Bajabula Bonke (Healing Song)

Janis Ian: Society's Child

Otis Redding: I've Been Loving You Too Long

Simon & Garfunkel: At The Zoo

Laura Nyro: Wedding Bell Blues

The Byrds: He Was A Friend Of Mine

Buffalo Springfield: Rock And Roll Woman

Big Brother & The Holding Company: Ball & Chain

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VE 333 6 9 17

Judy Collins: Both Sides Now (LP and single versions) Joshua Rifkin: Maple Leaf Rag Baroque Beatles Book:You've Got To Hide Your Love Away/Ticket To Ride Beatles: She's Leaving Home Aretha Franklin: Respect Rascals: Groovin' Jefferson Airplane: Somebody To Love Association: Windy Fifth Dimension: Up Up And Away Frankie Valli: Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell: Ain't No Mountain High Enough Janis Ian: Society's Child Stevie Wonder: I Was Made To Love Her Petula Clarke: Don't Sleep In The Subway Johnny Rivers: Summer Rain

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VE 332 6 2 17 For Gregg Allman

Allman Brothers Band: Trouble No More Muddy Waters: Trouble No More Allman Brothers Band: Ain't Wastin' Time No More Blind Willie McTell: Statesboro Blues Sonny Boy Williamson with Buddy Guy: One Way Out Willie Cobbs: You Don't Love Me Hour Glass: Been Gone Too Long John Pizzarelli Trio: In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed Billy Eckstine with The Count Basie Orchestra: Stormy Monday Blues T Bone Walker: Stormy Monday Blues Allman & Woman (Gregg Allman and Cher) Move Me, You Really Got A Hold On Me Allman Brothers Band: Midnight Rider Allman Brothers Band: Dreams (I'll Never See) Duane Allman: Little Martha

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VE 125 Pepper Day 6/1

Jimi Hendrix: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

George Burns: With A Little Help From My Friends

Elton John: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Status Quo/Kaiser Chiefs: Getting Better

Hue & Cry: Fixing A Hole

Bryan Ferry: She's Leaving Home

Frank Sidebottom/Eddie Izzard/Burnkit2600: Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite

Sonic Youth: Within You Without You

Keith Moon: When I'm 64

Michelle Shocked: Lovely Rita

The Triffids: Good Morning, Good Morning

Wes Montgomery: A Day In The Life

The Beatles: Sgt Pepper Reprise/A Day In the Life

Today on the VE

A birthday party for a record album! You could forget your mom's birthday, or even your spouse....but I'll

bet you remember what record was born on June 1, 1967.

I'm PC and this is the VE

Jimi Hendrix: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

June 4, 1967. The Saville Theater, London. The Jimi Hendrix Experience played before the rock royaly of

the day, and only 3 days after it's release, Jimi wowed Paul McCartney and George Harrison with

his rendition of rthe just-released "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." On the original album, the song

segues right into the next number, "Witih A Little Help Froom My Friends." Joe Cocker's slow and soulful

version redefined the song, which was conceived as a lightweight vehicle for Ringo. But what worked well

for Ringo, worked wonders for George Burns!

George Burns: With A Little Help From My Friends

Elton John: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

The VE celebrating Sgt Pepper's birthday. The watershed album was released int ihe UK by Parlophone

Records on June 1, 1967, and on June 2 by Capitol in the USA. The only time that a Beatle participarted in

a cover version of a Beatles song was in 1974 when John Lennon helped Elton John remake "Lucy In The

Sky With Diamonds." They would perfrom it together at Madison Square Garden later that year, in what

would be Lennon's last concert appearance.

Celebrating Pepper's birthday has become a bit of an event, and in 2007, the BBC did it right, gathering

contemporary groups at Abbey Road to re-create the album using the original 4 track equipment The

Beatles used--even the same microphones and analog tape machines. In performance, and sonics, the

Kaiser Chiefs got it right...

Status Quo/Kaiser Chiefs: Getting Better

"All This And WWII" was one of three films that featured Beatles songs as a soundtrack--the other two were

the ill-fated Bee Gees Peter Frampton Sgt. Pepper film in 1978, and Julie Taymor's Across The Universe in

2005. But All This...was the first...and Status Quo had their way with "Getting Better." Liscensing Beatles

songs is a pricey affair--Mad Men just paid a ransom for the use of "Tomorrow Never Knows," but when

Michael Jackson controlled The Beatles catalog, Gomez version of "Getting Better" popped up everywhere

as a Phillips TV commercial (CLIP)....

Eighties covers of Sgt Pepper tunes were collected for charity on the British compilation "Sgt Pepper Knew

My Father," and we'll source a few versions from that collection. I had the good fortune to nab a vinyl copy

at Rough Trade on Portobello Road in London. From it, Pepper's next selection, "Fixing A Hoile," re-
imagined by Hue & Cry...

Hue & Cry: Fixing A Hole

Bryan Ferry: She's Leaving Home

From All This and World War II, a natural for suave Bryan Ferry...'She's Leaving Home. The VE is throwing

a birthday party for Sgt Pepper's LHCB. Now, for the problematic "Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite." It's a

novelty song to begin with, and the versions I've uncovered are unconventional to say the least. First, since

"All This" is still cued up, here's British comic Frank Sidebottom's take, followed by a bit of comic Eddie

Izzard's rendition from "Acoss The Universe."

Frank Sidebottom/Eddie Izzard: Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite

...But here's the version of "Mr. Kite that I think John Lenon would have loved best...taking it to an even

weirder place, here's Burnkit 2600

Burnkit2600: Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite

..And so ends side one of the original Sgt Pepper. Shal we flip over top Side 2?

Sonic Youth: Within You Without You

For my money, one of the great and organic Beatles remakes. Sonic Youth, "ithin You Without You." The

VE is throwing a birthday party for Sgt Pepper's LHCB, released June 1 1967. "When I'm 64" was actually

not a choice for George Burns when he waxed a couple of Beatles tunes in 1972--he was too old to sing it!

As a novelty, it works well for Keith Moon, who sadly would not even make it to 34....

Keith Moon: When I'm 64

Michelle Shocked: Lovely Rita

The Triffids: Good Morning, Good Morning

The VE ...it's the Sargent's birthday, and we've tracked through the album rundown with interpertations of

the timelesssongs, from Keith Moon's "When I'm 64", to Michel;le Shocked "Lovely Ritam" and just there,

The Triffids and "Good Morning , Good Morning." And that brings us to the album's momumental finale, "A

Day In The Life." Just as we began with Jimi Hendrix with the Sgt Pepper title song, let's wrap with another

guitar legend, but from the opposite end of the music spectrum. Jimi played the tune live the week it was

rleased, but Wes Montgomery was the first to record his own version, reacting almost instantly to a song

that would set a whole new standard--for standards. From June 1967, as the world was absorbing the

original, Wes found this groove...

Wes Montgomery: A Day In The Life

Wes Montgomery in June 1967, "A Day In The Life." One of the first recorded reactions to the album that

re-set the premise of pop music. But hold on. I goofed. I left one out. We skipped right from Good

Morning Good Morning , to A Day In the Life...but I totally blew past the Sgt Pepper Reprise. Let's fix that....

The Beatles: Sgt Pepper Reprise/A Day In the Life

And THAT's the VE. Keep those thumbs-ups coming at the VE page on FB check prn.fm's archives and

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VE 331 5 19 17 For Chris Cornell

Pearl Jam: Just Breathe Nirvana: Lake Of Fire Chris Cornell: Thank You Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun Alice In Chains: Heaven Beside You Soundgarden: Spoonman Jimi Hendrix: The Wind Cries Mary Soundgarden: Fell On Black Days The Doors: The Crystal Ship Soundgarden: Pretty Noose Janis Joplin: Piece Of My Heart Pearl Jam: Amongst The Waves Chris Cornell: Ave Maria

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