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Love to hear percussion? We'll turn the beat around and feature some great vinyl records that push the drums way
up front...and we'll note the annual celebration this week of the rock drummer who became a pop superstar...plus
some cool relics spun from 45's and even a drum-centric 78. I'm PC and this is the VE
Peter Gabriel: Rhythn Of The Heat
Joni Mitchell: The Jungle Line
The VE with powerful drumming at the heart of Joni Mitchell's "The Jungle Line" from The Hissing Of Summer
Lawns from 1975, and Peter Gabriel with "Rhythm Of The Heat," off Security in 1982.
Rhythm, melody and harmony--that's what music is made of. But rhythm comes first...in life too...the beating of our
mother's heart in the womb programs us to order our world with rhythm.
Drummer Cozy Cole scored a late 50's hit with ....
Cozy Cole: Topsy, Part 2
Cream: Toad
The VE, drumming it into you this time around, with Ginger Baker bashing out "Toad" with Cream in 1966, and
Cozy Cole, at the dawn of rock and roll, for "Topsy."
Drummers have always been flamboyant, but before Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, or even Buddy Rich, the original
wild-man drummer was Gene Krupa, who's jungle rhythm on Benny Goodman's "Sing SIng Sing" shook the rafters
at Carnegie Hall in 1938. Around the same time, clarinet-competitor Woody Herman billed his orchestra as "The
band that plays the blues," and his drummer, Frank Carlson, laid a hypnotic rhythm down for "The Golden
Wedding."
Woody Herman: The Golden Wedding
Led Zeppelin: D'yer Maker
The VE, Bonzo bashes the drums, and steals the show in "D'yer Maker," Led Zeppelin's warmest and wittiest
record.
Some legendary jazz drummers have passed inrecent years....Max Roach, Paul Motian...and just this year, Joe
Morello, who played "Far More Drums" with The Dave Brubeck Quartet, a cool record not just for the grove, but for
the pioneering way that Joe's drums were recorded in the early days of stereo.
Dave Brubeck Quartet: Far More Drums
side 2
The VE, with far more than just drums to keep time...Bongos rock--with Preston Epps and Chico Hamilton....
Preston Epps: Bongo Rock
Tony Bennett/Chico Hamilton: Crazy Rhythm
The VE with that crazy dope-smokin' beatnick---Tony Bennett? Together with Chico Hamilton, who appeared as
himself in the New York-noir classic "The Sweet Smell Of Success." Sal Mineo starred in "The Gene Krupa Story,"
but the greatest matinee-idol drummer of all--Phil! This past Wednesday was once again, Phil Collins Day in
Brooklyn, where the hipster parade in honor of the greatest pop-star drummer ever. The record that set Phil apart
in his solo career...while still cranking out Genesis hits, was this deep, dark tune, ruined by radio overexposure
through the years...but in spun fro the original vinyl, "In The Air Tonight, and still dramatic as ever.
Phil Collins: In The Air Tonight
Sandy Nelson Teen Beat
The VE, drumming thorugh the library with relic, "Teen Beat" by Sandy Nelson...to a classic, from the debut by
Santana...
Santana: Soul Sacrifice
The VE...latin rhythm to ...turn the beat around. Love to hear percussion? In the mid 70's, dance music reigned,
and this hot 12 inch mix of Vicki Sue Robinson's disco anthem features a hot guitar solo by Steely Dan's Elliot

Randall
Vicki Sue Robinson: Turn The Beat Around
And That's the VE...."Turn The Beat Around...a record that by doing just that, far outclasses the monotonous disco
genre.
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"VE 279 Moon Songs Pink Floyd: Brain Damage/Eclipse Frank Sinatra: Oh You Crazy Moon David Bowie: Moonage Daydream The Band: The Moon Struck One Cat Stevens: Moonshadow Rolling Stones: Moonlight Mile Artie Shaw Orchestra: Moonglow Joni Mitchell: Moon At The Window King Crimson: Moonchild Nat Cole: Moon Love Tom Waits: Drunk On The Moon Claude Debussy: Clair de Lune "

VE 181 7/5/13 7 Great American Stories

Van Morrison: Almost Independence Day
The Doors: LA Woman
Tom Waits: Burma Shave
Marvin Gaye: Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
Bob Dylan: Joey
Bruce Springsteen : 4th Of July Asbury Park (Sandy)
The Band: Acadian Driftwood

VE 126 Apples and Oranges
Richard Dawson: Apples And Oranges
Pink Floyd: Apples And Oranges
Pink Floyd: If
Bread: If
Roberta Flack: Feel Like Making Love
Bad Company: Feel Like Making Love
Bon Jovi: Runaway
Del Shannon: Runaway
Jefferson Starship: Runaway
Ringo Starr: Photograph
Def Leppard: Photograph
Cars Bye Bye Love
Everly Brothers: Bye Bye Love
Radiohead: High And Dry
Rolling Stones: High And Dry
Five Satins: In The Still Of The Night
Frank Sinatra: In the Still Of The Night
Today on the VE... a real cool theme that will have you connecting the dots thorugh the next hour of music--but
first, let's begin with a salute to actor and game show master Richard Dawson, who died last week, but left this 45
RPM relic as part of his show business lagacy. I'm PC and this is the VE :
Richard Dawson: Apples And Oranges
Richard Dawson, at the height of his Hogan's Heroes fame, with the psychedelic novelty record, "Apples And
Oranges." Funny...didn't Pink Floyd releaase a single with the same title at about the same time? (Pink Floyd:
Apples And Oranges, est & fade) ....and so, my eureka moment....struggling with a theme for this week's Vinyl
Experience...it's right there...like apples and oranges...some songs can share the same title, but be very
different..case in point--let's stay with with Pink Floyd, and a cut from their 1970 album "Atom Heart Mother," called
"If, " and follow that with a very different group, song of the same title, and similar emotional tenor...can you guess
who it will be ...
Pink Floyd: If
Bread: If
The VE with Bread, and Pink Floyd...two groups as different as apples and oranges, and two different, but relatable
songs with the common title of "If." See how this works. OK.. Let's stay in the early 70's....1974 specifically, when
two songs, both on Atlantic Records, shared the same title, and the distinction of being two of the year's bigest
hits...
Roberta Flack: Feel Like Making Love
Bad Company: Feel Like Making Love
The VE....Feel Like Making Love, by Bad Company, and Roberta Flack. As different as Apples and Oranges...let's
keep it going , two entirely differnt eras of rock and roll, but two teen-idol bad boys, each debuting with a song
called "Runaway."
Bon Jovi: Runaway
Del Shannon: Runaway
The VE, Apples and Oranges...the songs Runaway by Del Shannon ion 1961, and Bon Jovi, who was an infant the
year that came out, but shot to stardom in '83 with his tune. How about a bonus "Runaway" ?!
Jefferson Starship: Runaway
The VE....same title, different songs. Like apples and oranges...or paintings and.... photographs...
Ringo Starr: Photograph
Def Leppard: Photograph
The VE....I know you've got the hang of this by now
Cars Bye Bye Love
Everly Brothers: Bye Bye Love

Apples and oranges, and Cars and Everly Brothers, "Bye Bye Love," on the VE. There are so many twin title
songs, we'll have to do a sequel hour some time....but for now, just time for another couple of sets...this one is
Radiohead's most covered tune
Radiohead: High And Dry
Rolling Stones: High And Dry
The Rolling Stones first attempt at a country-blues tune, and with fine harmonica by Mick jagger, on Aftermath's
"High And Dry," and Radiohead, wit thie lonesome cowboy ballad "High ANd Dry," a tune Thom Yorke dislikes, but
artists as diverse as Sugarland and Jamie Cullum, adore...they'e done their own versions...apples and oranges
indeed. Let's wrap it up with some greasers, and the original skinny kid singer from the neighborhood....
Five Satins: In The Still Of The Night
Frank Sinatra: In the Still Of The Night
And that's the VE. As simple as The Five Satins, as sophisticated as Sinatra.....

VE 179 Summer Solstice
Miles Davis: Summertime
The Band: Time To Kill
XTC: Season Cycle
Ray La Montagne: For The Summer
B52s: June Bug
The Kinks: Wonderboy
Love: The Good Humor Man
Lovin Spoonful: Rain On the Roof
Small Faces: Itchycoo Park
Tony Bennett: Lazy Afternoon
Pink Floyd: Grantchester Meadows
Wilco: Sky Blue Sky
Oasis: Don't Look Back In Anger
Thin Lizzy: The Boys Are Back In Town
Today on the VE--celebrating the summer solstice with songs to roll out the season. I'm PC and this is the VE:
Miles Davis: Summertime
The Band: Time To Kill
XTC: Season Cycle
Happy Sumer Solstice from the VE. "Season Cycle" came from XTC's album Skylarking. That record, and the one
before it, Stage Fright by the Band were produced by Todd Rundgren, some 16 years apart. Rick Danko's song "
Time To Kill' captures the easy free feeling of early summer with many sweet days ahead---- God Willing And The
Creek DOn't Rise...that's the title of Ray La Montagne's 2009 LP featuring the song "For The Summer'
Ray La Montagne: For The Summer
B52s: June Bug
"Cosmic Thing" was one of the great LP comeback stories..for The B52's...from it, "June Bug." Summer Solstice
Celebration. spining some records from the 60s that havent lost innocence, or freshness. As the Kinks sing,
"everybody's looking for the sun...."
The Kinks: Wonderboy
Love: The Good Humor Man
Lovin Spoonful: Rain On the Roof
A couple of American bands--Love and Lovin Spoonful...sandwiched in between British legends The Kinks...and
this summer essential by Small Faces....
Small Faces: Itchycoo Park
The VE Summer Solstice celebration continues with a couple of great word-picture songs, by artists who come from
far corners of the galaxy..but still places where summer comes...
Tony Bennett: Lazy Afternoon
Pink Floyd: Grantchester Meadows
As dissimilar as Pink Floyd and Tony Bennett are, they seem to be on the same page when it comes to summer
daydreaming. From Ummagumma, early Floyd and "Grantchester Meadows" fly-swat and all...and from an early
June night at Carnegie hall in 1962, Tony Bennett in his prime, with the tulip trees a bloomin and the beetle bugs a
zoomin on a Lazy Afternoon.
Summer is a state of min dtoo. If you're havin gtrouble getting into it, take refuge in these songs by Wilco and then
Oasis...
Wilco: Sky Blue Sky
Oasis: Don't Look Back In Anger
Oasis, from the LP with the summer tite What's The Story Morning Glory..and Wilco with the title cut of 2008's Sky
Blue Sky. Finally on the VE...if all we've heard hasn't convinced you that it won't be long till summer comes--this
one will do it.
Thin Lizzy: The Boys Are Back In Town

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 Revolution Rocks Against Me! I Was A Teenage Anarchist (band version) Pete Seeger: This Land Is Your Land Peter Paul & Mary If I Had A Hammer Jefferson Airplane: We Can Be Together Bob Marley: Chant Down Babylon The Beatles: Revolution Phil Ochs: Love Me I'm A Liberal Bob Dylan: Maggie's Farm Taj Mahal: Bourgeois Blues Odetta: No More Auction Block Siouxsee & The Banshees: Strange Fruit The Weavers: Woke Up This Morning Dire Straits: Industrial Disease Jefferson Airplane: Volunteers CSNY Ohio "

 

Pete Seeger: Where Have All The Flowers Gone

Pete Seeger with Sweet Honey In The Rock: This Land Is Your Land

The Weavers (live): Wimoweh

Solomon Linda: Mbube (Evening Birds)

The Weavers with Gordon Jenkins Orchestra: Wimoweh

The Tokens: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Peter Paul & Mary: If I Had A Hammer

The Village Stompers: If I Had A Hammer

The Byrds: Turn Turn Turn

Mahalia Jackson: We Shall Overcome

The Weavers: The Banks Of Marble

Pete Seeger: John Henry

Pete Seeger: Follow The Drinkin' Gourd

The Weavers: My Ramblin' Boy

Dave Van Ronk: He Was A Friend Of Mine

Bob Dylan: Farewell

The Weavers with Gordon Jenkins Orchestra: Irene Goodnight

Jonathan Richman: Hey There Little Insect

Adam Ant: Ant Music

Dave Matthews Ants Marching

Rolling Stones: Spider and The Fly

The Who: Boris The Spider

Brain Eno: Spider and I

Depeche Mode: Fly On The Windscreen

B Bumble & The Stingers: Flight Of The Bumblebee

The Mills Broters: Glow Worm

Singing Science Records: Metamorphosis

Belle & Sebastian: Mayfly

Bob Dylan: Day Of The Locust

The Cure: Caterrpillar

Big Brother & the Holding Company: Caterpillar

Paul Weller: Amongst Butterflies

Candlebox: Butterfly

Bob Lind: Elusive Butterfly

VE 120 Spring In The Air

 

Gabor Szabo: Spring Song

Simon & Garfunkel: April Come She Will

Talk Talk: April 5th

Rickie Lee Jones: Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most

Butthole Surfers: Lonesome Bulldog

The Pogues; Dirty Old Town

The Jayhawks: See Him On the Street

Ritchie Havens Here Comes The Sun

The Yardbirds: Shapes Of Things

Rolling Stones: Dandellion

Stevie Wonder: I Was Made To Love Her

Grateful Dead: Sugar Magnolia

Van Morrison: Starting A New Life

Foo Fighters: This Will Be Our Year

Led Zeppelin: The Rain Song

Billie Holiday: I Get Along Without You Very Well

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