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Archive for December 2013

Jo Stafford/Paul Weston Orchestra: Happy Holiday/Winter Weather

Stevie Wonder: The Christmas Song

Ramsey Lewis Trio: Winter Wonderland

Pete Fountain: Jingle Bell Rock

Ella Fitzgerald: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Mahaila Jackson: O Come All Ye Faithful

Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn: Arabesque Cookie

Beach Boys: We Three Kings

Harry Simeone Chorale: Little Drummer Boy

BB King: Christmas Celebration

Lou Rawls: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Elvis Presley: Merry Christmas Baby

Dexter Gordon: The Christmas Song

Joan Baez: O Come Emmanuel

Jeff Beck: Greensleeves

Clyde McPhatter/Drifters: White Christmas

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Waterboys: December

Paul Simon: I Am A Rock

Decemberists: Down By The Water

Rolling Stones: Before They Make Me Run

Boomtown Rats: Someone's Looking At You

Vampire Weekend: Hannah Hunt

Horace Silver: The Jody Grind

Steely Dan: Riki Don't Lose That Number

Muddy Waters/Fathers & Sons: 40 Days And 40 Nights

Erskine Hawkins feat. Avery Parrish: After Hours

Jeff Beck Group feat. Nicky Hopkins: Blues De Luxe

Jim Hall: Two's Blues

Today on the VE...a couple of Jazz greats are remembered, and a Stone rolls gracefully into his 8th decade.

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Todd Snider: Vinyl Records

Reunion: Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)

Richie Family: Best Disco In Town

Glen Miller Orchestra: Juke Box Saturday Night

Joan Jett: I Love Rock & Roll

Kinks: Jukebox Music

Corrine Bailey Rae: Put Your Records On

Aerosmith: Big Ten Inch

Chuck Berry: Roll Over Beethoven

Sam Cooke: Having A Party

Elvis Costello: 45

The Alarm: 45 RPM

Gaslight Anthem: 45

Pearl Jam: Spin The Black Circle

Dead or Alive: You Spin me Round Like A Record

Genesis: Another Record

Ian Hunter: Old Records Never Die

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The Records: Starry Eyes

Bram Tchaikovsky: Girl of My Dreams

Elvis Costello & The Roots: Sugar Won't Work

Aretha Franklin: See Saw

Phoenix: Lisztomania

Moody Blues: I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band)

Passion Pit: Little Secrets

Alan Parsons Project: Wouldn't Want To Be Like You

Special AKA: Nelson Mandella

Phosphorescent: Song For Zula

Black Uhuru: Sinsimellia

Billy Joel: Zanzibar

Billy Eckstine/Count Basie Orcchestra: Stormy Monday Blues

Today on the VE: Remembering Nelson Mandella with the early 80s hit that bore his name, new Vinyl by Phosphorescent and Elvis Costello with The Roots, needle drops on reggae from Black Uhuru, , 70s prog-rock by The Moody Blues and Alan Parsons, , 60s soul from Aretha and a little millenial angst from The National and Passion Pit for good measure

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Worthy songs by some of rock's greatest, that never made it to their original album projects until hunger for a fresh bite brought them out of refrigeration....from Radiohead to Pink Floyd; The Who to Soundgarden....picking some musical wishbones.

Soundgarden: Black Rain

Jimi Hendrix: Mr. Bad Luck

Coldplay: Life In Technicolor II

David Bowie: Velvet Goldmine

Incubus: A Certain Shade Of Green (acoustic)

Led Zeppelin: Poor Tom

Cream: Lawdy Mama

Radiohead: Talk Show Host

Pink Floyd: Embryo

The Who: Water

The Police: Someone To Talk To

Rolling Stones: Worried About You

U2: A Celebration

John Lennon: Nobody Told Me

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