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Archive for January 2014

This week, a special celebration of a great American life. Remembering Pete Seeger.

From the original hit versions of his groundbreaking hit parade recordings with The Weavers, to concert performances, and covers of his songs and adaptations that got transformed into rock. 

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

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Today On the VE...Meet "Meet The Beatles." 50 years to the week of it's release, the iconic album gets turned around by an eclectic mix of artists...and then gets spun straight through from a virgin vinyl copy.

Arthur Fiedler/The Boston Pops Orchestra: I Want To Hold Your Hand
The Rutles: Hold My Hand
John Lennon/Elton John: I Saw Her Standing There
George Martin Orchestra: This Boy (Ringo's Theme)
Franz Ferdinand: It Won't Be Long
Moon Martin: All I've Got To Do
Beatallica: (And Justice For) All My Loving
Gregory Phillips: Don't Bother Me
The Zhuzhu Pets: Little Child
Sue Raney/Nelson Riddle Orchestra: Till There Was You
The Treasures featuring Pete Anders: Hold Me Tight
The Rolling Stones: I Wanna Be Your Man
The Smithereens: Not A Second Time
The Beatles: Meet The Beatles (original LP side 1 and 2)

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Part 1: Inspiring The Beatles

The Top Notes: Twist & Shout

The Isley Brothers: Twist & Shout

Arthur Alexander: Anna (Go To Him)

The Shirelles: Baby It's You

The Shirelles: Boys

The Cookies: Chains

Lenny Welch: A Taste Of Honey

Part 2: The Billboard Top Ten January 18 1964

Jan & Dean: Drag City

The Marketts: Out Of Limits

Shirley Ellis: The Nitty Gritty

The Rip Chords: Hey Little Cobra

The Singing Nun: Dominique

The Trashmen: Surfin' Bird

Bobby Rydell: Forget Him

The Murmaids: Popsickes & Icicles

The Kingsmen: Louie Louie

Bobby Vinton: There I've Said it Again

Part 3: And Now, For Something Completely Different...

The Beatles:

Please Please Me

Twist & Shout

I Saw Her Standing There

There's A Place

I Want To Hold Your Hand

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Everly Brothers: On the Wings Of A Nightingale

A-Ha: Crying In The Rain

Chet Atkins: Walkin' On Strings

Everly Brothers: Bye Bye Love

Simon & Garfunkel: Bye Bye Love

Everly Brothers: Let It Be Me

Beach Boys: God Only Knows

Bob Dylan: Take A Message To Mary

Neil Young: Harvest Moon

Everly Brothers: Walk Right Back

Honeycombs: Have I The Right

Paul McCartney & Wings: Let Em In

Everly Brothers: Cathy's Clown

Beatles: All I've Got To Do

REM: All I Have To Do Is Dream

Grateful Dead: Wake Up Little Suzie

Nazareth: Love Hurts

Billie Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones: Long Time Gone

Linda Ronstadt: When Will I Be Loved

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Glen Gray Casa Loma Orchestra: Snowfall

Elliot Smith: Angel In The Snow

Fleetwood Mac: Bare Trees

Alice In Chains: Heaven Beside You

Steve Miller Band: Winter Time

June Christy: Midnight Sun

Coldplay: Shiver

Cage The Elephant: Shiver

Steppenwolf: Snowblind Friend

Simon & Garfunkel: The Boxer

The Band: When You Awake

Mumford & Sons: Winter Winds

Rolling Stones: Moonlight Mile

Anne Murray: Snowbird

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