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VE 137 Horses
Michael Martin Murphey: Wildfire
Flying Burrito Brothers: Wild Horses
The Thrills: One Horse Town
George Harrison: Dark Horse
Cowboy Junkies: A Horse In the Country
America: Horse With No Name
Jennifer Warnes/Rob Wasserman: Ballad Of The Runaway Horse
Aerosmith: Back In the Saddle
Guys And Dolls Original Cast: Fugue For Tinhorns
Echo & The Bunnymen: Bring On the Dancing Horses
Iggy Pop: The Horse Song
Tommy James & The Shondells: Mony Mony
Byrds: Chestnut Mare
Spike Jones: Wiliam Tell Overture
Today on the VE:
I got the horse right here...a whole mess of equestrian melodies...saddle up, and let's ride through the
grooves....I'm PC, and this is the VE....
Michael Martin Murphey: Wildfire
Flying Burrito Brothers: Wild Horses
Figured I'd get those sad horse songs out of the way right up front. The Flying Burrito brothers made good use of a
gift from The Rolling Stones- the first released version of "Wild Horses," from 1970...and Michael Martin Murphey's
1975 chart-topper, "Wildfire," based on a real life ghost horse story. But ghosts aren't real....but anyway...
The Thrills are the real spirit of the Byrds, Burritos and more, in a modern package, from 2004, here's "One Horse
Town," on the VE....
The Thrills: One Horse Town
George Harrison: Dark Horse
The VE...the horses are on the track, and on the outside...a Dark Horse running....George Harrison's raspy 1974
hit. You'd figure that the Cowboy Junkies woul dhave to have a horse song...and they do..."A Horse In the
Country."
Cowboy Junkies: A Horse In the Country
America: Horse With No Name
Another one of those enigmatic horse songs...the mystery of "A Horse With No Name" didn't stop that America
song from topping the Billboard pop charts in 1972. Leonard Cohen saddles up an allegorical horse in his "Ballad
Of The Runaway Horse," and this breathless rendition by Jennifer Warnes from Rob Wasserman's "Duets" is an
understated Hi Fi classic....
Jennifer Warnes/Rob Wasserman: Ballad Of The Runaway Horse
Aerosmith: Back In the Saddle
I got the horse right here....the VE saddles up with Aerosmith...and one of Broadway's greatest characters, Harry
The Horse, from Guys And Dolls....
Guys And Dolls Original Cast: Fugue For Tinhorns
Echo & The Bunnymen: Bring On the Dancing Horses
The VE..a carousel of horse songs, with Echo and The Bunnymen....and now, let's play the Triple....the horses are
on the track....and from Iggy Pop's 1982 album Zombie Birdhouse....And..they're off...
Iggy Pop: The Horse Song
Tommy James & The Shondells: Mony Mony
Byrds: Chestnut Mare

The VE, playing the triple, with a real winner- one of the most evocative horse songs ever, Roger McGuinn's
"Chestnut Mare," with The Byrds in 1970. Placing second, Tommy James & The Shondells, like a pony, "Mony
Mony," and to show, Iggy Pop with "The Horse Song." But this horse race ain't over yet. Perhaps themost excitin
grun for the roses ever recorded comes from the VE 78 collection....
Spike Jones: Wiliam Tell Overture
And that's the VE. Spike Jopnes and His City Slickers, featuring the wildest horse race on record, flawlessly called
by Doodles Weaver.
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VE 192  Flanging

 

Miss Toni Fisher: The Big Hurt

Beatles: Blue Jay Way

Jimi Hendrix: Burning Of the Midnight Lamp

Small Faces: Itchycoo Park

Status Quo: Pictures of Matchstick Men

The Animals: Sky Pilot

Blood Sweat & Tears: Variations On A Theme of Erik Satie/Gymnopedies

Bloomfield/Kooper/Stills (Super Session) You Don't Love Me

Byrds: Wasn't Born To Follow

Electric Light Orchestra: Turn To Stone

Pink Floyd: Run Like Hell

Peter Gabriel: I Have The Touch

Tears For Fears: Head Over Heels

Lenny Kravitz: Are You Gonna Go My Way

No Doubt: It's My Life

 

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VE 159 Home
Talking Heads: This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
Ann Peebles: I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down
The Animals: The House Of The Rising Sun
Jimi Hendrix Experience: Red House
Four Tops: 7 Rooms Of Gloom
June Christy: Lonely House
Dionne Warwick: A House Is Not A Home
Beach Boys: In My Room
Simon & Garfunkel: Homeward Bound
CSNY: Our House
Madness: Our House
Loggins & Messina: House At Pooh Corner
John Mellencamp: Pink Houses
Love: A House Is Not A Motel
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros: Home
Ten Years After: I'm Going Home

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VE 101 PRN Cities
Today on the VE:
There are so many songs about cities..but a very special subset of those specifically list cities...a whole bunch of
em...in each song..I'll play a cool assortment, from swing to punk, all from the original LPs. I'm PC and this is the
VE
Talking Heads: Cities
Talking Heads from 1979's Fear Of Music...a record recorded in Long Island City, long before the hipsters arrived.
David Byrne's quest for the right city to live in is just one entry among many songs that compare the virtues of
various towns. But if you're born a New Yorker, it all comes back to the big apple. Here's jazz singer Chris Connor,
along with Maynard Ferguson's band....
From the decade when New York really ruled...the 1950's....Sammy Davis and Ray Charles also recorded "New
York's My Home, written by composer and arranger Gordon Jenkins. The VE is traveling from city to city in
song...and Hank Snow's been...everywhere...
Hank Snow: I've Been Everywhere
Rolling Stones: Route 66
The VE, with the Bobby Troup song that the Nat King Cole trio made famous..the Rolling Stones rocked it up on
their first album in 1964, and Depeche Mode revived it 25 years later. 'Route 66." Before that, Stones fave Hank
Snow with "I've Been Everywhere."
The VE, spinning songs that list cities. Chuck Berry did that on a couple of very influential songs, "Back In The
USA, and this one, "Sweet Little SIxteen."
Chuck Berry: Sweet Little Sixteen
Martha & The Vandellas: Dancing In The Streets
Don't forget the motor city....the VE with city songs....and so Martha & The Vandellas "Dancin In The Streets" gets a
reference in this city-lister from 1983 by Los ANgeles' own ....X
X: The New World
Steve Miller Band: Rock N Me
The VE...a couple of city songs that reference others...Stve Miller's "Rock N Me" nods to The Beach Boy's
California Girls, where the northern girls keep their boyfrinds warm at night...and X sings "don't forget the motor
city," just like Martha Reeves did, in their song "The New World."

Songs not just about cities, but the movement froom city to city, as with ramblin' boy Dave Loggins, and this wimp-
rock standard from the 70's, on The VE...

Dave Loggins: Please Come To Boston
Little Feat: Willin'
Grateful Dead: Truckin'
The VE with the rare single version of The Grateful Dead's "Truckin,"...despite all that was chopped out, all the
cities they mention remain intact. Little Feat took us through some dusty southwest towns in "Willin," and Dave
Loggins wooed a gal from town to town in "Please Come To Boston."
It's City-List songs on ther VE. From pop to post-punk now, beginning with The Bloodhound Gang's extreme take
on the rock-road song, "Going Nowhere Slow."
Bloodhound Gang: Going Nowhere Slow
Smiths: Panic
The VE, songs that list cities...our first tour of Britian, with the Smiths and "Panic,"a and now a cosmopolitan take,
from Ian Dury and The Blockheads....
Ian Dury And The Blockheads: Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
James Brown: Night Train
Godfather- James Brown...and the ony way to travel...city to city, but Night Train...and so let's make one more stop

by train of city-list songs tour, with the first great one...in fact, the first Gold Record award from 1941. The Glen
Miller Orchestra, and a rare Hi Fi recording of his hot swing band from the film soundtrack Orchestra Wives
Glen Miller: Chattanooga Choo Choo
And that's the VE. Find this, and past shows in the Archives at PRN.FM
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VE 158

 

Rod Stewart Mandolin Wind

Steve Miller Band: Winter Time

 

Avett Brothers: January Wedding

The Band: Acadian Driftwood

 

Bob Dylan/Johnny Cash: Girl From The North Country

Jayhawks: Blue

 

Joni Mitchell: The Last Time I Saw Richard

Mumford & Sons: Winter Winds

Fleetwood Mac: Bare Trees

 

    Elvin Bishop Group: Fooled Around And Fell In Love

Box Tops: Neon Rainbow

 

Decemberists: January Hymn

U2: White As Snow

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VE 347 1/12/18 (Top Ten Vinyl Sales 2017)

Michael Jackson: Beat It Various Artists-La La Land: Another Day Of Sun Pink Floyd: Time Bob marley & The Wailers: Is This Love? Prince: Let's Go Crazy Amy Winehouse: Rehab Ed Sheeran: Nancy Sheerhan David Bowie: Moonage Daydream Elvin Bishop Group: Fool Around And Fell In Love Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terell: Ain't No Mountain High Enough The Beatles: Golden Slumbers Medley The Beatles: Sgt Pepper Reprise/A Day In The Life

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Orange Bicycle, The Shakers: Sing This All Together The Damned: Citadel Kiss: 2000 Man Nena: She's A Rainbow Monster Magnet: 2000 Light Years From Home Sunflower Bean: Space Exploration Disaster Beck: Dreams Morricone Youth: Sunrise Zuli: Blaze Jeff Beck: Love Is Blue Banda Marisma Borgrander: Complicado The Grays: Complicated The Rolling Stones: Complicated Lianne La Havas: Green And Gold The Left Banke: Walk Away Renee

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The Moody Blues: The Afternoon, Forever afternoon (Tuesday?)
Dire Straits: Once Upon A Time In The West
Cars: Since You're Gone
Nina Simone: Don't Smoke In Bed
Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Down By The Riverside
Bon Jovi: Runaway
Jon Bon Jovi: Please Come Home For Christmas
Rolling Stones: Cops And Robbers, Mona, Roll Over Beethoven, Spider And The Fly
Rose Marie: You Better Change Your Tune
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VE 153  XMAS

 

Burl Ives: Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer/Holly Jolly Christmas medley

BB King: Merry Christmas

Ramsey Lewis Trio: Winter Wonderland

Weezer: We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Arthur Treacher: Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

David Sould: Children Go Where I Send Thee

Clyde McPhatter/Drifters: White Christmas

Dinah Shore/Buddy Clark: Baby It's Cold Outside

Charles Brown: Merry Christmas Baby

Four Seasons: Carol Of The Bells/In Excelcis Deo Medley

Chuck Berry: Run Rudolph Run

Swingle Singers: Vocalese holiday medley

Lou Rawls: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

REM: Deck The Halls

Stevie Wonder: Someday At Christmas

Sting: I Saw Three Ships

Ella Fitzgerald: We Three Kings

Jeff Beck: Greensleeves

Jimmy Smith: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Captain Kangaroo: I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas

Marlene Dietrich: The Little Drummer Boy

Burl Ives: Silver And Gold

Elvis Presley: Blue Christmas   

 

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VE113 Godfather

 

The Who: The Punk And The Godfather

The Clash: the Magnificent Seven

Stevie Wonder: Big Brother

Nirvana: Come As You Are

Rob Wasserman from Duets.

Jennifer Warnes and Rob Wasserman: Ballad Of The Runaway Horse

Al Martino: I Have But One Heart

Nini Rota: Fortunella

The Godfather Soundtrack: Speak Softly Love

James Brown: It's A Man's Man's World

Steve Miller Band: Gangster Of Love

Elton John: Have Mercy On The Criminal

Bob Dylan: Joey

The Godfather: End Titles Nino Rota/Paramount Studio Orchestra

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