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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

And that's the VE...Thin Lizzy makes it official...summer's here and the time is right....to download some VE shows
you may have missed in the PRN archives and on demand at rtds.ca. Please spread the word around via
facebook, follow me on twitter, I'm PC

 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

Nirvana: Lake Of Fire

Nirvana: Jesus Don't Want me For A Sunbeam

Nirvana: The Man Who Sold The World

Polyphonic Spree: Lithium

Vitamin String Quartet: In Bloom

Butch Walker & The Black Widows: In Bloom

Steve Earle: Breed

Charlie Hunter Trio: Come As You Are

Caetano Veloso: Come As You Are

Paul Anka: Smells Like Teen Spirit

Tori Amos: Smells Like Teen Spirit

Todd Snider: Talkin' Seattle Grunge Rock Blues

Weezer: Heart Songs

Aretha Franklin: Chain Of Fools
Beatles: Fool On The Hill
Billie Holiday: I'm A Fool To Want YouDef Leppard: Foolin'
Doors: Ship Of Fools
Elvin Bishop: Fooled Around And Fell In Love
Elvs Presley: (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
Foghat: Fool For The City
Kid Creole & The Coconuts: Loving You Is Making A Fool Of Me
Labelle: Won't Get Fooled Again
Led Zeppelin: Fool In The Rain
Los Lobos: River Of Fools
Rolling Stones: Fool To Cry
Bil Evans Trio: My Foolish Heart

Taj Mahal: Take A Giant Step

Monkees: Last Train To Clarksville (live)

 Cassandra Wilson: Last Train To Clarksville

Butterfield Blues Band: Mary Mary

Run DMC: Mary Mary

Sex Pistols: Stepping Stone

Shadows Of Knight: Tommorow's Going To be Another Day

Continental Drifters Some Of Shelly's Blues

The Church: Porpoise Song

 Nobody featuring Chris Gunst and Ikey Owens: Porpoise Song

The King Of Luxembourg: Valleri

Apologetix: Armegeddon Valley Someday

Specials: A Little Bit Me (96)

Smash Mouth : I'm A Believer

Neil Diamond I'm A Believer

John Stewart : Daydream Believer

Anne Murray: Daydream Believer

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Queen with David Bowie: Under Pressure
Queen: Message Of Love
David Bowie: Cat People
Kinks: Living On A Thin Line
John Wesley Harding: Like A Prayer
Jefferson Airplane: Pretty As You Feel
Grateful Dead: Eyes of the World
Marvin Gaye: Come Get To This
Michael Franks: Eggplant
Elton John: Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters
Bob Dylan: Visions Of Johanna
Nat Cole: Mona Lisa

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