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VE 332 6 2 17 For Gregg Allman

Allman Brothers Band: Trouble No More Muddy Waters: Trouble No More Allman Brothers Band: Ain't Wastin' Time No More Blind Willie McTell: Statesboro Blues Sonny Boy Williamson with Buddy Guy: One Way Out Willie Cobbs: You Don't Love Me Hour Glass: Been Gone Too Long John Pizzarelli Trio: In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed Billy Eckstine with The Count Basie Orchestra: Stormy Monday Blues T Bone Walker: Stormy Monday Blues Allman & Woman (Gregg Allman and Cher) Move Me, You Really Got A Hold On Me Allman Brothers Band: Midnight Rider Allman Brothers Band: Dreams (I'll Never See) Duane Allman: Little Martha

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VE 125 Pepper Day 6/1

Jimi Hendrix: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

George Burns: With A Little Help From My Friends

Elton John: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Status Quo/Kaiser Chiefs: Getting Better

Hue & Cry: Fixing A Hole

Bryan Ferry: She's Leaving Home

Frank Sidebottom/Eddie Izzard/Burnkit2600: Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite

Sonic Youth: Within You Without You

Keith Moon: When I'm 64

Michelle Shocked: Lovely Rita

The Triffids: Good Morning, Good Morning

Wes Montgomery: A Day In The Life

The Beatles: Sgt Pepper Reprise/A Day In the Life

Today on the VE

A birthday party for a record album! You could forget your mom's birthday, or even your spouse....but I'll

bet you remember what record was born on June 1, 1967.

I'm PC and this is the VE

Jimi Hendrix: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

June 4, 1967. The Saville Theater, London. The Jimi Hendrix Experience played before the rock royaly of

the day, and only 3 days after it's release, Jimi wowed Paul McCartney and George Harrison with

his rendition of rthe just-released "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." On the original album, the song

segues right into the next number, "Witih A Little Help Froom My Friends." Joe Cocker's slow and soulful

version redefined the song, which was conceived as a lightweight vehicle for Ringo. But what worked well

for Ringo, worked wonders for George Burns!

George Burns: With A Little Help From My Friends

Elton John: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

The VE celebrating Sgt Pepper's birthday. The watershed album was released int ihe UK by Parlophone

Records on June 1, 1967, and on June 2 by Capitol in the USA. The only time that a Beatle participarted in

a cover version of a Beatles song was in 1974 when John Lennon helped Elton John remake "Lucy In The

Sky With Diamonds." They would perfrom it together at Madison Square Garden later that year, in what

would be Lennon's last concert appearance.

Celebrating Pepper's birthday has become a bit of an event, and in 2007, the BBC did it right, gathering

contemporary groups at Abbey Road to re-create the album using the original 4 track equipment The

Beatles used--even the same microphones and analog tape machines. In performance, and sonics, the

Kaiser Chiefs got it right...

Status Quo/Kaiser Chiefs: Getting Better

"All This And WWII" was one of three films that featured Beatles songs as a soundtrack--the other two were

the ill-fated Bee Gees Peter Frampton Sgt. Pepper film in 1978, and Julie Taymor's Across The Universe in

2005. But All This...was the first...and Status Quo had their way with "Getting Better." Liscensing Beatles

songs is a pricey affair--Mad Men just paid a ransom for the use of "Tomorrow Never Knows," but when

Michael Jackson controlled The Beatles catalog, Gomez version of "Getting Better" popped up everywhere

as a Phillips TV commercial (CLIP)....

Eighties covers of Sgt Pepper tunes were collected for charity on the British compilation "Sgt Pepper Knew

My Father," and we'll source a few versions from that collection. I had the good fortune to nab a vinyl copy

at Rough Trade on Portobello Road in London. From it, Pepper's next selection, "Fixing A Hoile," re-
imagined by Hue & Cry...

Hue & Cry: Fixing A Hole

Bryan Ferry: She's Leaving Home

From All This and World War II, a natural for suave Bryan Ferry...'She's Leaving Home. The VE is throwing

a birthday party for Sgt Pepper's LHCB. Now, for the problematic "Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite." It's a

novelty song to begin with, and the versions I've uncovered are unconventional to say the least. First, since

"All This" is still cued up, here's British comic Frank Sidebottom's take, followed by a bit of comic Eddie

Izzard's rendition from "Acoss The Universe."

Frank Sidebottom/Eddie Izzard: Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite

...But here's the version of "Mr. Kite that I think John Lenon would have loved best...taking it to an even

weirder place, here's Burnkit 2600

Burnkit2600: Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite

..And so ends side one of the original Sgt Pepper. Shal we flip over top Side 2?

Sonic Youth: Within You Without You

For my money, one of the great and organic Beatles remakes. Sonic Youth, "ithin You Without You." The

VE is throwing a birthday party for Sgt Pepper's LHCB, released June 1 1967. "When I'm 64" was actually

not a choice for George Burns when he waxed a couple of Beatles tunes in 1972--he was too old to sing it!

As a novelty, it works well for Keith Moon, who sadly would not even make it to 34....

Keith Moon: When I'm 64

Michelle Shocked: Lovely Rita

The Triffids: Good Morning, Good Morning

The VE ...it's the Sargent's birthday, and we've tracked through the album rundown with interpertations of

the timelesssongs, from Keith Moon's "When I'm 64", to Michel;le Shocked "Lovely Ritam" and just there,

The Triffids and "Good Morning , Good Morning." And that brings us to the album's momumental finale, "A

Day In The Life." Just as we began with Jimi Hendrix with the Sgt Pepper title song, let's wrap with another

guitar legend, but from the opposite end of the music spectrum. Jimi played the tune live the week it was

rleased, but Wes Montgomery was the first to record his own version, reacting almost instantly to a song

that would set a whole new standard--for standards. From June 1967, as the world was absorbing the

original, Wes found this groove...

Wes Montgomery: A Day In The Life

Wes Montgomery in June 1967, "A Day In The Life." One of the first recorded reactions to the album that

re-set the premise of pop music. But hold on. I goofed. I left one out. We skipped right from Good

Morning Good Morning , to A Day In the Life...but I totally blew past the Sgt Pepper Reprise. Let's fix that....

The Beatles: Sgt Pepper Reprise/A Day In the Life

And THAT's the VE. Keep those thumbs-ups coming at the VE page on FB check prn.fm's archives and

rtds.ca's on demand for past shows, and follow me on Twitter. I'm PC.

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VE 331 5 19 17 For Chris Cornell

Pearl Jam: Just Breathe Nirvana: Lake Of Fire Chris Cornell: Thank You Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun Alice In Chains: Heaven Beside You Soundgarden: Spoonman Jimi Hendrix: The Wind Cries Mary Soundgarden: Fell On Black Days The Doors: The Crystal Ship Soundgarden: Pretty Noose Janis Joplin: Piece Of My Heart Pearl Jam: Amongst The Waves Chris Cornell: Ave Maria

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VE 330 5 13 17

Nick Drake: Pink Moon Pink Floyd: Embryo Tim Buckley: Pleasant Street Love: You Set The Scene Beatles: Baby You're A Rich Man Supremes: Reflections Turtles: Happy Together Grip Weeds: Speed Of Light Stars On: The Stars Will Never Stop

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VE 329 5 5 17

The Beatles: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Take 9) The Beatles: With A Little Help From My Friends (Take 1 False Start and Take 2) The Beatles: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/With A Little Help From My Friends (original mono LP and 2017 remix) Joe Cocker: With A Little Help From My Friends Jefferson Airplane: Mexico Rolling Stones: Dead Flowers Flying Burrito Brothers: Wild Horses Iggy Pop: The Horse Song America: Horse With No Name Jennifer Warnes/Rob Wasserman: The Ballad Of Teh Runaway Horse Echo & The Bunnymen: Bring On The Dancing Horses

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VE 328 4 28 17

U2: Red Mining Hill Town (RSD '17) Smiths: Rubber Ring (RSD '17) Bastille: Comfort Of Strangers (RSD '17) Talking Heads: Once In A Lifetime The Kinks: Nothing In The World Can Stop Me Worrying "Bout That Girl Marshall Crenshaw: There She Goes Again Horace Silver: Song For My Father Steely Dan: Black Cow Black Keys: Turn Blue Blood Sweat & Tears: Smiling Phase Sting: Roxanne (Secert Policeman's Other Ball) Pink Floyd: Great Gig In The Sky Ella Fitzgerald: Bewitched

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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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  VE 213  (encore)

 

Allman Brothers Band: Revival

Van Morrison: Starting A New LIfe

Bob Dylan: New Morning

John Mayall: Brand New Start

Conway Twitty: Green Green Grass Of Home

Outlaws: Green Grass And High Tides Forever

Wilson Pickett: Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You

XTC: Grass

Tony Burello: The Sound Of Worms

Simon & Garfunkel: At The Zoo

Modern Jazz Quartet: Willow Weep For Me

Traffic: Berkshire Poppies

Zombies: Time Of The Season

Stranglers: Always The Sun

Talk Talk: Life's What You Make It

Taj Mahall: Take A Giant Step

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VE 327 4 7 17 For David Peel and Don Rickles

David Peel & The Lower East Side: The Ballad Of New York City

John Lennon: New York City

John Lennon: Meat City

Mothers Of Invention with John Lennon & Yoko Ono: Well Baby Please Don't Go

Elbow: New York Morning

The Pogues: Fairytale Of New York

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five: New York, NY

Ryan Adams: New York

Original Cast On The Town: New York, New York

Bob Dylan: Talkin' New York

Johnny Winter: New York, New York

Tradewinds: New York's A Lonely Town

Don Rickles: Don Rickles Speaks!

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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

Today on the VE

(clip Groucho and Thelma)

Spring songs are in the air, and spun from vinyl. Hope Record Store Day was good to you. Th esweet

season is shere--let's live it up. I'm PC and this is the VE

Gabor Szabo: Spring Song

Simon & Garfunkel: April Come She Will

The VE with spring songs--Simon and Garfunkel sing of the changing seasons in "April Come She Will,"

and Gabor Szabo's jazz classic from abnout the same time, "Spring Song." Talk Talk's 1986 album The

Colour Of Spring featured an arresting album cover of multicolored moths, and a reflective downbeat

collection of songs including this one, "April 5th."

Talk Talk: April 5th

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

The VE with Spring Songs...the American Songbook is packed with them..."April In Paris,"It Might As Well

be Spring,"Spring Is Here,"...Rickie Lee Jones put her unique spin on standards in 1991 on the LP Pop

Pop...we heard her moody readin gof "Spriing Can Really Hang You Up the Most." Okay, time to really

class up the show with--The Butthole Surfers....a spirng song?! This one was given away first as a free

flexi-disc...it's the first of a couple or sort-of-sprinig-songs, by some rough characters

Butthole Surfers: Lonesome Bulldog

The Pogues: Dirty Old Town

The VE with Spring songs...mnaly yes, but I like it too...it's an Irish Spring with The Pogues from the Elvis

Costello-produced Rum, Sodomy and The Lash, and "Dirty Old Town."

Spring is a short season up in Minnesots where The Jayhawks still turn their collar to the cold and damp. If

April is the cruelest month, they capture that grey-sky feel on the album Tommorow The Green Grass, and

"See Him On The Street."

The Jayhawks: See Him On the Street

Ritchie Havens Here Comes The Sun

The VE, with the promise of spring, from Richie Havens, and The Jayhawks

(break)

It's spring songs, and now the trees are almost green...The Yardbirds, to begin a few from spring, in the

sixties...

The Yardbirds: Shapes Of Things

Rolling Stones: Dandellion

Stevie Wonder: I Was Made To Love Her

The VE with Spring songs, and blossoms blooming...The Rolling Stones picking Dandellions, and the scent

of magnolia, with Stevie Wonder....and The Grateful Dead....

Grateful Dead: Sugar Magnolia

Van Morrison: Starting A New Life

Foo Fighters: This Will Be Our Year

Dou you say that every spring? maybe this time it sticks. The Foo Fighters doing The Zombies' "This Will

Be Our Year," from last April's Record Store Day Release Medium rare...and Van Morrison on Tupelo

Honey, and "Starting A New Life."

Spring songs on the VE...for the blessing of the new season, there's always something lost as well....

Led Zeppelin: The Rain Song

Billie Holiday: I Get Along Without You Very Well

And that's the VE. To sound off an hour of spring songs....Billie Holiday...and Led Zeppelin.

Are those both in your record collection too! Voice your approval with a post on The VE Facebook

page...download this, and past shows under Archives at PRN.FM, and On Demand at rtds.ca. Follow me

on Twitter...I'm PC.

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