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An offer you can't refuse...celebrating The Godfather...with some gangster vinyl that evokes the spirit of the classic film. It's isn't personal...it's strictly business. Actor Alex Rocco's death this week (he played Moe Green in the original 1972 film) swept the internet and reminded us of The Godfather's powerful legacy.

The Who: The Punk And The Godfather

The Clash: the Magnificent Seven

Stevie Wonder: Big Brother

Nirvana: Come As You Are

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

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Today on the VE...whistle along with songs that feature whistling hooks...you'll know 'em all, and you wont be able to resist!

Bangles: Walk Like An Egyptian

Edward Sharpe & The Magneitc Zeros: Home

Brother Bones: Sweet Georgia Brown

John Lennon: Jealous Guy

Billy Joel: The Stranger

Supertramp: Goodbye Stranger

David Bowie: Golden Years

(whistle classics)

Peter Bjorn & John: Young Folks

Lovin Spoonful: Daydream

Paul Simon: Me And Julio

J Geils Band: Centerfold

Peter Gabriel: Games Without Frontiers

Whistling Jack Smith: I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman

Foster The People: Pumped Up Kicks

Otis Redding: Dock Of The Bay

clip: Bing Crosby, Ted Weems


Guns & Roses: Patience

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Grateful Dead: Touch Of Grey (single version)

Grateful Dead: Ripple "

Gratetful Dead: Truckin "

Grateful Dead: Uncle John's Band "

Grateful Dead: Attics Of My Life

Yes: Long Distance Runaround/The Fish

Yes: America (single version)

Yes: Roundabout "

Yes: Wonderous Stories

Ringo Starr: It Don't Come Easy

Beatles: Honey Don't

Beatles: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band/With A Little Help From My Friends

Ringo Starr: Photograph


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Bobby "Blue" Bland: Turn On Your Love Light

Henry Thomas: Don't Ease Me In

Buddy Holly: Not Fade Away

Cliff Carlsile: Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad

Bonnie Dobson: Morning Dew

Peter Paul & Mary: Early Morning Rain

Reverend Gary Davis: Samson & Delilah

Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode

Everly Brothers: Wake Up Little Suzie

Dixie Cups: Iko Iko

Merle Haggard: Mama Tried

Hank Williams: You Win Again

Martha & The Vandellas: Dancing In The Streets

Olympics: Good Lovin'

Wilson Pickett: The Midnight Hour

Otis Redding: Hard To Handle

Beatles: Why Don't We Do it In the Road?

Spencer Davis Group: Gimmie Some Lovin'

Traffic: Dear Mr. Fantasy

Bob Dylan: Knockin' On Heaven's Door

Today on the VE:

If they had ipods in the Grateful Dead's early days, chances are, the vinyl originals you'll hear for the hour would have been on Jerry's, Bobby's, Phil's, Mickey's, Bill's,  Robert's and Pigpen's... in perpetual shuffle. We know for sure that they earned many spins on their turntables. Songs that inspired The Dead...covered by the band on records and in concert through the years...as we bid you good night, and fare thee well.

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