Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Tuesday 8/29/06- hosted by Larry Miller

Oh no- it’s the dreaded RAIN SET! That’s right folks- after a very rainy August and 4 days in the Poconos getting rained on, it’s the revenge of the old hippy DJ- a bunch songs about RAIN! Or to paraphrase, Samuel Jackson, “I have had with this @&!**#@% rain...” well you get the idea.

Jimi Hendrix: “Rainy Day, Dream Away/ Still Raining, Still Dreaming...” (I morphed together these two parts from Electric Ladyland and made it into one big song. Wheee! )
Led Zeppelin: “The Rain Song”
Traffic: “Rain Maker”

Break: 40th anniversary of the last Beatles live concert...

The Beatles: (you guessed it) “Rain”
Eric Clapton: “Let It Rain” (Leon Russell and friends- Stills on guitar.)
Humble Pie: “I Can’t Stand the Rain” (Killer vocal by Steve Marriot!)
The Move: “Flowers in the Rain” (Not one of their better R&R moments, but hey- it’s a RAIN song...)

Break: But wait- there’s more!

Grateful Dead: “Box of Rain”
Creedence Clearwater Revival: “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?”
James Taylor and the Flying Machine: “ Rainy Day Man”
The Byrds: “(See the Sky) About to Rain” (Neil Young song- from a 1973 reunion lp)
The Searchers: “What Have They Done to the Rain” (By Malvina Reynolds, folk legend)

Break: Enough already! Fair warning- next time the weather’s good, you’ll get the Here comes the Sunshine set...)

Bob Dylan: “Black Crow Blues” (from Another Side of...)
Delaney and Bonnie: “Medley: Come in in My Kitchen/ Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean/ Going down the Road Feelin’ Bad” (Duane Allman on bottleneck guitar)
Steven Stills: “Know You’ve Got to Run” (a banjo tune.)
Little Feat: “Roll ‘em Easy”
Ry Cooder: “Goin’ to Brownsville”

Break: Some Rock and Roll and Live JIve:

Rod Stewart: “Cut Across Shorty” (Ron Wood on Slide-)
The Band: “Don’t Do It” (Live version from The Last Waltz- Tower of Power horns)
Rolling Stones: “Little Queenie” (Live, from Get Yer Ya-yas Out- Ian Stewart on piano)
Joe Cocker: “The Letter” (Live, from Mad Dogs and Englishmen)

Break: Closers-

It’s a Beautiful Day: “Hot Summer Day” (request, from their first album)
The Doors: “The Wasp”- (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)
Pacific Gas and Electric: “Are You Ready” (Canned Heat ex-drummer Frank Cook put this great band together)
Lee Michaels: “Do You Know What I Mean” (love that carousel organ sound!)

Next week, Eli’s coming (and I don’t mean the Laura Nyro song...)

Breaks music today was various fine guitar pieces by Leo Kottke, my Hero.

Monday, August 28, 2006

August 28, 2006 Playlist w/ Host Bob Dubrow

Hmmm...feeling off my game today. I previewed lots of CDs before the show and heard mostly a bunch of crap, which effectively put me in a mood. Then during the show, while inserting a CD into the "on deck" player, I hit the "Pause" button on the on-air player above it with my knuckle...and this happened twice! And so those tracks stopped mid-song, necessitating sloppy on-air repair action. And I spent far too long relating a Dunkin' Donuts incident that happened to me on Saturday, which further threw me off-balance. Whine whine whine....where else are you gonna read such slop but on a blog?

Whatever...there are still things to like about this show, I s'pose.

Background music provided by John Renbourn - The Lady and the Unicorn (1970)

Set 01:
1. Area - "Mirage!" (Caution Radiation Area 1974)
2. Birth Control - "Stop Little Lady" (Operation 1971)
3. Little Free Rock - "Makin' Time" (Little Free Rock 1969)
4. Truth and Janey - "Remember: A Child/Building Walls" (No Rest For the Wicked 1976)

Set 02:
1. Peter & The Silhouettes - "Claudette Jones" (1965 from V/A: It's a Kave-in! compilation)
2. The Tol-Puddle Martyrs - "Nellie Bligh" (1969 from Tol-Puddle Martyrs compilation)
3. The Secrets - "Time Will Come" (early '80s remake of T-P Martyrs 1967 classic from Time Will Come 2002)
4. The Hatchetmen - "I'll Give You Love" (1964 from V/A: Sixties Rebellion 16: The Living Room compilation 1998)
5. Spontaneous Generation - "Up in My Mind" (1968 from V/A: Psychedelic States: Gerogia in the '60s compilation 2001)
6. The Soup Greens - "Like a Rolling Stone" (1965 from That's Too Bad compilation 2004)

1. Bob Dylan - "Mama You Been On My Mind" (1964 from The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991 box 1991)
2. Paul McCartney - "Momma Miss America" (McCartney 1970)
3. Paul McCartney - "Too Much Rain" (Chaos and Creation in the Backyard 2005)
4. Fairport Convention - "Reno Nevada" (bonus track live 4/27/1968 Bouton Rouge French television show from CD rerelease of Fairport Convention 1968)
5. Simon & Garfunkel - "You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies" (1968 bonus track from Old Friends box 1997)
6. The Beach Boys - "Breakaway" (1968 bonus track from Friends/20/20 CD twofer rerelease 1990)
7. The Osmonds - "Crazy Horses" (Crazy Horses 1972)

Final track: Vince Martin - "Yonder Comes the Sun" (If the Jasmine Don't Get You...The Bay Breeze Will 1969)

Friday, August 25, 2006

August 25, 2006, playlist with host Alex McNeil

The musical career of writer, guitarist, singer and producer P.F. Sloan, with excerpts of a telephone interview with him.
1. Flip Sloan - Little Girl in the Cabin (CD, 1959)
2. Round Robin - Kick That Little Foot, Sally Ann (CD, 1964)
3. Terry Black - Unless You Care (45, 1964)
4. Terry Black - How Many Guys (LP, 1965)
5. Kingsmen - That's Cool, That's Trash (LP, 1964)
6. Julie & Desires - Kiss and Tell (CD, 1964)
7. Gingersnaps - The Sh-Down Down Song (LP, 1965)
8. Fantastic Baggys - Tell 'Em I'm Surfin' (LP, 1964)
9. Jan & Dean - I Found a Girl (CD, 1965)
10. Rip Chords - One Piece Topless Bathing Suit (CD, 1964)
11. Willie & Wheels - Skateboard Craze (LP, 1965)
12. Jan & Dean - Horace the Swingin' School Bus Driver (LP, 1965)
13. Thomas Group - Penny Arcade (LP, 1966)
14. Barry McGuire - What Exactly Is the Matter with Me (LP, 1965)
15. P.F. Sloan - Eve of Destruction (CD, 2006)
16. P.F. Sloan - Danger Man (demo, CD, 1965)
17. Ventures - Secret Agent Man (CD, 1966)
18. Colonel Jubilation B. Johnston - Secret Agent Man (LP, 1967)
19. Grass Roots - Lady Pleasure (LP, 1966)
20. Grass Roots - Where Were You When I Needed You (LP, 1966)
21. Grass Roots - Wake Up, Wake Up (45, 1967)
22. Herman's Hermits - A Must to Avoid (LP, 1966)
23. Turtles - Can I Get to Know You Better (LP, 1966)
24. P.F. Sloan - Sins of a Family (CD, 1965)
25. P.F. Sloan - Karma (CD, 1967)
26. Sidekicks - Miss Charlotte (45, 1967)
27. P.F. Sloan - Where Were You When I Needed You (CD, 2006)
28. Jimmy Webb - P.F. Sloan (CD, 1971)

August 24 Extended L&F Playlist w/ Host Bob Dubrow

I filled in on Bruce Sylvester's Troubador show and chose to ignore his format entirely (don't worry, Bruce ok'ed this!) in favor of the usual Lost & Found sounds...so that extended the L&F block for another 2 hours past Alex Mc'Neil's show. Not a bad thing, eh?

Background music provided by John James - Sky in My Pie (1972)

Set 01: (continuing the Lennon thread following Alex's closer of "Strawberry Fields Forever" by The Ventures)
1. Lobo - "I'm Only Sleeping" (Just a Singer 1974)
2. John Lennon - "God" (1970 previously unreleased demo from Acoustic 2004)

Set 02:
1. Strawbs - "Tell Me What You See in Me" (Strawbs 1969)
2. The Merry-Go-Round - "She Laughed Loud" (1967 from Listen, Listen: The Definitive Collection compilation 2005)
3. The Raves - "Mother Nature" (196? from V/A: Shadows Falling compilation 2004)
4. Es Shades - "Anyday, Anywhere" (1966 from V/A: Teen Blast USA Volume #2 compilation 2004)
5. The Hangmen - "Faces" (Bitter Sweet 1966)
6. Turquoise - "Woodstock" (1968 from The Further Adventures of Flossie Fillett compilation 2006)

Set 03:
1. Crosscut Saw - "Allergic to Work" (Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know 1975)
2. Budgie - "Nude Disintegrating Parachutist Woman" (Budgie 1971)
3. David Bromberg - "Will Not Be Your Fool" (How Late'll Ya Play 'Til? 1976)
4. Dr. John the Night Tripper - "Craney Crow" (Sun, Moon & Herbs 1971)
5. Eric Clapton - "She Rides" (1970 previously unreleased "Let It Rain" original version from Eric Clapton: Deluxe Edition 2006)

Set 04:
1. The Kinks - "Where Did My Spring Go?" (The Great Lost Kinks Album 1973)
2. Shakespeare Festival Public Theater - "Aint Got No" (Hair 1967)
3. The Growing Concern - "Sit Down I Think I Love You" (The Growing Concern 1968)
4. Damon - "Poor Poor Genie" (Song of a Gypsy 1969)
5. Spriguns - "Laily Worm" (Revel Weird and Wild 1976)
6. Kay Hoffman - "Iste Mundus" (Floret Silva 1977)
7. Osibisa - "Who's Got the Paper" (Osibirock 1974)
8. Jackie Lomax - "When I Miss You the Most" (Home in My Head 1971)

Set 05:
1. Badger - "Wind of Change" (One Live Badger 1973)
2. November - "Sekunder" (live November 1971 from Live)

Thursday, August 24, 2006

August 24, 2006, playlist with host Alex McNeil

I filled in for Christopher Vyce today (thanks, Chris!).
1. Sickniks - Presidential Press Conference, part 1 (45, 1961)
2. Sam the Sham - I Couldn't Spell !!*@! (45, 1968)
3. Curtain Calls - Sock It to Me Sunshine (45, 1968)
4. Dorsey Burnette - The Ghost of Billy Malloo (45, 1960)
5. Hedgehoppers Anonymous - Don't Push Me (45, 1966)
6. Jonathan King - Round, Round (45, 1967)
7. Colours - Love Heals (45, 1968)
8. Tommy Vann & Echoes - Pretty Flamingo (45, 1966)
9. Peanut Butter Conspiracy - I'm a Fool (45, 1968)
10. NRBQ - Stomp (45, 1969)
11. Changin' Times - Pied Piper (CD, 1965)
12. You Know Who Group - Roses Are Red My Love (CD, 1965)
13. Left Banke - Desiree (CD, 1967)
14. Knickerbockers - High on Love (CD, 1966)
15. Nancy Sinatra - You Only Live Twice (CD, 1967)
16. Barbara George - You Talk About Love (CD, 1962)
17. Barbara George - Something You Got (LP, 1967)
18. Prince La La - She Put the Hurt on Me (CD, 1962)
19. Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham - Lover and a Friend (LP, 1968)
20. Chick Carbo - In the Night (LP, 1962)
21. Ike & Tina's Kings of Rhythm - Prancing (CD, 1962)
22. Mark James - Suspicious Minds (CD, 1968)
23. Stokes - Whipped Cream (LP, 1964)
24. Sir Mack Rice - Mustang Sally (CD, 1965)
25. Dobie Gray - Rose Garden (45, 1969)
26. Kinks - Drivin' (CD, 1969)
27. Traffic - Pearly Queen (CD, 1968)
28. Flowerpot Men - A Walk in the Sky (CD, 1967)
29. Nancy Priddy - Christina's World (CD, 1968)
30. Judee Sill - The Kiss (CD, 1973)
31. Evie Sands - It's This I Am (CD, 1969)
32. Bee Gees - Black Diamond (LP, 1970)
33. Newbeats - Shake Hands (And Come Out Crying) (CD, 1966)
34. Capreez - Soulsation (45, 1967)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


Tuesday 8/22/2006
Larry “Mad Dog” Miller

(Breaks background music by various Indian music artists)

Lieder ohne Worte:

Leo Kottke: “Vaseline Machine Gun” (from his 1st album on Takoma)
Tom Rush: “Mole’s Moan” (a salute to Geoff “Mole” Muldaur)
Allman Bros: “Little Martha” (Duane- acoustic finger-pickin’)
Jefferson Airplane: “Embryonic Journey” (Jorma’s acoustic solo)
John Renbourne: “Sweet Potato” (from Sir John A lot...)
Pentangle: “Waltz” (1st Pentangle album- Bert Jansch and John Renbourne, gtrs.)

Break: More Songs Without Words:

Richard Farina: “V.” (inspired by Thomas Pynchon- Bruce Langhorne appears as Mr. Tambourine Man.)
Led Zeppelin: “Black Mountain Side” (Jimmy Page, “borrowed” from Bert Jansch)
Yardbirds: “White Sun” (Jimmy again, featuring the same D modal tuning as above)
Beatles: “Flying” (the only instrumental- from Magical Mystery Tour)
Fleetwood Mac: “Albatross” (the original group, with Peter Green on lead guitar)
The Blues Project: “Flute Thing” (Al Kooper wrote this)
Jethro Tull: “Serenade to a cuckoo” (Roland Kirk wrote this)

Break: And finally, yet more

Yardbirds: “Beck’s Boogie” (Jeff Beck, just showing off...)
John Mayall: “Hideaway” ( Eric Clapton does Freddy King)
Quicksilver Messenger Service: “Cobra” (John Cippolina meets Nicky Hopkins)

Break: 1 pm: A salute to P F Sloane, inspired by Joan Anderman’s column on the globe about P F ‘s comeback cd and tour...

Barry McGuire: “Eve of Destruction”
Turtles: “Let Me Be”
Searchers: “Take Me For What I’m worth”
Herman’s Hermits: “Where Were You When I needed You”
Grassroots: “Things I Should Have Said”
Johnny Rivers: “Secret Agent” (live version)

NOTE: Alex McNeil will have an interview with PF Sloane on Lost and Found this Friday 8/25 in conjunction with his appearances in the Boston area this weekend at the Iron Horse and Passim.

Let’s hear some singers, now...

Ten Years After: “Love Like a Man”
Jeff Beck, w/ Rod Stewart: “Shapes of Things”
Traffic: “Every Mother’s Son” (Winwood plays everything except the drums on this... )
Procol Harum: “The Devil Came From Kansas” (Love the drum break on this one)

A brief intermezzo and back announce, and then for closers:

Cream: “I Feel Free”
Al Kooper: “Can’t Keep From Cryin’” (solo version from What’s Shaking)
Little Feat: “Easy to Slip”
The Band: “Rag Mama Rag”

Damn, this is fun!

Friday, August 18, 2006

August 18, 2006, playlist with host Alex McNeil

Today's songs were played in alphabetical order.
1. Rolling Stones - All Sold Out (CD, 1966)
[2. Arthur Alexander - Rainbow Road (CD, 1972) -- oops, wrong song!]
3. Arthur Alexander - Burning Love (CD, 1972)
4. Smokey Robinson & Miracles - Choosey Beggar (CD, 1965)
5. Goodees - Condition Red (CD, 1969)
6. Bobby Bland - Don't Cry No More (CD, 1961)
7. Jackie DeShannon - Effervescent Blue (CD, 1968)
8. Jimi Hendrix - Freedom (CD, 1970)
9. P.F. Sloan - From a Distance (45, 1966)
10. Little Milton - Grits Ain't Groceries (CD, 1969)
11. Baby Jane & Rockabyes - Half Deserted Street (CD, 1963)
12. Lenny Miles - Invisible (CD, 1961)
13. Doris Troy - Jacob's Ladder (LP, 1970)
14. Donovan - Jersey Thursday (CD, 1967)
15. Beatles - Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand (LP, 1964)
16. Eddie Hodges - Love Minus Zero (45, 1965)
17. Caravan - Memory Lain, Hugh (CD, 1973)
18. Crazy World of Arthur Brown - Nightmare (45, 1968)
19. Nick Drake - One of These Things First (CD, 1970)
20. Dion - Purple Haze (LP, 1969)
21. In Crowd - Questions and Answers (45, 1966)
22. Tamiko - Rhapsody (CD, 1964)
23. Gene Clark - Silver Raven (CD, 1974)
24. Gentrys - Spread It On Thick (45, 1966)
25. Fred Neil - That's the Bag I'm In (CD, 1967)
26. Exits - Under the Street Lamp (45, 1967)
27. Tams - Untie Me (CD, 1962)
28. Kinks - Village Green (CD, 1968)
29. Lulu & Dixie Flyers - Vine Street (LP, 1970)
30. Al Wilson - Who Could Be Lovin' You (Other Than Me) (LP, 1969)
31. Ireen Sheer - Xanadu (CD, 1980)
32. P.P. Arnold - Yesterday (LP, 1968)
33. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Zabadak (45, 1968)

Thursday, August 17, 2006

The Summer of Soul [Pt. 12] on 8/17/06 w/ CdV

Intro: "Soulful Strut" - Young Holt Unlimited

Gil Scott-Heron - "Johannesburg"
James Carr - "Dark End of the Street"
Chairmen of the Board - "Pay to the Piper"
Marvin Gaye - "Right On"
Willie Rodgers - "That's When I'll Stop Loving You"
Edwin Starr - "Way Over There"
Parliament - "Oh Lord, Why Lord/Prayer"
Sam Cooke - "Good Times"
James Brown - "The Payback"
Chuck Jackson - "Any Day Now"
Barbara Acklin - "Am I the Same Girl"
Otis Redding & the Pinetoppers - "Shout Bamalama"
R.B. Greaves - "Whiter Shade of Pale"
Solomon Burke - "If You Need Me"
Ernie Johnson - "You're Gonna Miss Me"
Bobby 'Blue' Bland - "Who Will the Next Fool Be"
William Devaughn - "Be Thankful for What You Got"
Freddie Scott - "Are You Lonely for Me, Baby?"
The Fatback Band (w/ Johnny King) - "Peace, Love Not War"
O.V. Wright - "Without You"
The Vibrettes - "Humpty Bump"
Eddy 'G' Giles - "Soul Feeling"
Phillip Mitchell - "Turning Over the Ground"
Eddie Kendricks - "Ain't No Smoke Without Fire"
Curtis Mayfield - "(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Gonna Go"
Sam Cooke - "Summertime"


Billy Bragg, Wilco, & Woody Guthrie - "California Stars"

See y'all in September...and thanks for listening to the Summer of Soul!


Wednesday 8/16/06 fill-in with Keith of BoC Thurs

Thanks for the opportunity to host the program! (times correspond to song's start time from the on-line archive)

Sparks - "Underground" (4:18)
Bay City Rollers - "Rock and Roll Love Letter" (7:06)
Smith - "Born in Boston" (9:53)
St. Louis Union - "East Side Story" (12:18)
Sandy Salisbury - "Little Lost and Found" (14:36)
Ellen McIlwaine - "Jimmy Jean" (19:30)
Gladys Knight and the Pips - "Make Me The Woman You Go Home To" (22:25)
Marianne Faithfull - "What Have They Done To The Rain" (26:05)
Gordon Lightfoot - "Too Much To Lose" (28:56)
David Ackles - "Subway to the Country" (33:50)
Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood - "Sand" (37:03)
Dory Previn - "Beware of Young Girls" (40:42)
Sweet Thursday - "Jenny" (44:33)
Stealers Wheel - "Everyone's Agreed That Everything Will Turn Out Fine" (50:37)
Lobo - "It Sure Took a Long Long Time" (53:34)
Stephen Stills - "Closer to You" (56:32)
David Gates - "Sail Around the World" (1:00:03)
Blodwyn Pig - "The Squirreling Must Go On" (1:05:01)
Styx - "Rock and Roll Feeling" (1:09:17)
Neil Merryweather - "Sunshine Superman" (1:12:02)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - "House at Pooh Corner" (1:15:47)
Fat Mattress - "How Can I Live" (1:20:41)
The American Dream - "I Ain't Searching" (1:25:00)
Rare Bird - "Her Darkest Hour" (1:28:04)
Blades of Grass - "Just Ah" (1:31:23)
Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & the Trinity - "A Kind of Love-In" (1:35:42)
New Seekers - "Evergreen" (1:38:06)
Keith - "Tell Me To My Face" (1:41:01)
Bert Jansch - "A Woman Like You" (1:43:38)
Marlene Dietrich - "The Laziest Gal in Town" (1:50:10)
Kay Starr - "Three Letters" (1:52:32)
Connie Francis - "Bossa Nova Hand Dance (Deixa Isso Pra La)" (1:55:05)
Big Star - "Take Care" (1:58:58)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Tuesday 8/15/2006
Larry Miller, celebrating 50 years on the radio...

On The Road Again, as sung by:

Tom Rush (his own original song)
The Loving Spoonful (An old jug-band song)
The Grateful Dead (same song, their own version from 1966-Jerry sings lead)
Canned Heat (Al Wilson original song- a hit!)
Bob Dylan (none of the lyrics include the words “On the Road Again”! )
(Sorry- no Willie.... )

Break: The singer-songwriters:

Eric Anderson: “Dusty Box Car Wall” (couldn’t find Violets of Dawn)
Mark Spoelstra: “White Winged Dove”
Buffy Ste. Marie: “Now That the Buffalo’s Gone”
Patrick Sky: “Many a Mile”
Tom Paxton: “Bottle of Wine”
Phil Ochs: “Draft Dodger Rag”

Break: More Singer-Songwriters:

Mimi & Richard Farina: “Bold Marauder”
Tim Hardin: “If I Were a Carpenter”
Joni Mitchell: “Night in the City”
Donovan: “Catch the Wind”
Simon & Garfunkel: “Patterns”
Bob Dylan: “Visions of Johanna” (From Live 66 )

Break: Live Jive:

George Harrison/ Leon Russell: “Beware of Darkness” (From the concert for Bangladesh)
Derek & the Dominoes: “Little Wing” (Live at the Fillmore)
Jimi Hendrix: “Like a Rolling Stone” (from Monterey Pop)

Break: Cruisin’ The Stacks Of Wax For Goodies:

Orpheus: “I've Never Seen Love Like This”
Mount Rushmore: “Stone Free” (the Hendrix tune)
Stone the Crows w/ Maggie Bell: “Raining in Your Heart”
Blodwyn Pig: “The Squirreling Must Go On” (hot guitar instrumental by Mick Abrahams)

Break: Last Roundup:

New Riders of the Purple Sage: “I Don’t Need No Doctor”
Gram Parsons: “Cry One More TIme” (from GP)
Brewer and Shipley: “Rise Up (Easy Rider)”
Gordon Lightfoot: “Sundown”
Dylan: “She Belongs To Me”
Dave Mason: “Only You Know and I Know”

(Breaks music by “Mad Dog” Miller and his 12-string guitar)

Monday, August 14, 2006

August 14 Playlist w/ Host Bob Dubrow and Guests Madelyn, Nathan, and Eleyna Dubrow

Once a year, during the heat of the summer, I bring my kids down to the station to become a part of the on-air adventure. It was more of a challenge today, as I had a change of heart late in the game and decided to include 2-year old Eleyna in our radio "improvisations." I have to say the dynamic was not exemplary...Madelyn, age 10, an unfazed performer on mic in this her third go-round, just couldn't seem to leave "well enough alone" when it came to her younger sister. And 7-year old Nate, the budding entemologist, was his usual taciturn self...he put up a fight beforehand, got very excited (exhibited by hand and arm spasticity, his trademark symptom) when the show began, and then pretty much clammed up despite my best attempts to draw him out. As for Eleyna...well, let's say that given the chance by her siblings she would have stolen the whole show. At age 2. Yeesh.

Needless to say I love these three beings. They'll be back next summer for sure.

Background music provided by Baja Marimba Band - Head's Up (1967) + Nature Sound Effects

Set 01:
1. Fleetwood Mac - "Dragonfly" (1971 audio extract from Get It On: The Seventies DVD Jukebox DVD)
2. Dragonfly - "I Feel Fit" (Dragonfly 1970)
3. Jefferson Starship - "Ride the Tiger" (Dragonfly 1974)

Set 02:
1. The Bee Gees - "Butterfly" (1966 from Brilliant From Birth compilation 1998)
2. The Hollies - "Butterfly" (Dear Eloise/King Midas in Reverse 1967)
3. Jody Miller - "Butterfly" (Wednesday's Child is Full of Woe 1963)
4. The Fox - "Butterfly" (For Fox Sake 1970)

Eleyna sings "Hot Cross Buns" (nursery rhyme, done in its alternate versions: "Hot Hot Tea," "Hot Top Pee," and 'Hot Hot Hands")
Madelyn sings one verse of "My Love Has Gone to Sea" (traditional)

Set 03:
1. Davy Graham - "Both Sides Now" (Large as Life and Twice as Natural 1969)
2. The X-Treems - "Facts of Life" (1966? from V/A: Shadows Falling compilation)
3. The Charles River Valley Boys - "Baby-O" (Bluegrass and Old Timey Music 1962)
4. Richard Thompson - "1985" (1000 Years of Popular Music 2006)
5. The Move - "Fire Brigade" (1968 previously unreleased alternate version from CD rerelease of The Move 1998)
6. Turquoise - "Tales of Flossie Fillett" (1968 from The Further Adventures of Flossie Fillett compilation 2006)
7. The Churchills - "Sunshine Man" (1970 bonus track from CD rerelease of Churchill's 1991)

Nathan very reluctantly tells of his insect captures.

Set 04:
1. Can - "Butterfly" (Delay 1968)
2. Jan Dukes de Grey - "Butterfly" (Sorcerers 1970)
3. Quintessence - "Butterfly" (Indweller 1972)
4. Unit 4 + 2 - "Butterfly" (1967 from Concrete and Clay 1993)
5. Argent - "Butterfly" (Counterpoints 1976)

Madelyn performs Green Day's "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" on electric guitar.

1. Neil Young - "Heart of Gold" (Harvest 1972)
2. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - "Almost Cut My Hair" (Deja Vu 1970)
3. Stephen Stills - "So Begins the Task" (Manassas 1972)
4. Crosby, Stills & Nash - "Teach Your Children" (1969 demo bonus track from CD rerelease of Crosby, Still & Nash 2006)
5. Neil Young - "Living With War" (Living With War 2006)

Final song: Marmalade - "Butterfly" (Ob La Di 1973)

Friday, August 11, 2006

August 11, 2006, playlist with host Alex McNeil

Lesser-known selections from the WMBR Record Library [all from LP, unless otherwise noted].
1. Bo Grumpus - Brooklyn (1968)
2. Colwell-Winfield Blues Band - Cold Wind Blues (1968)
3. Attila - Wonder Woman (1969)
4. Appletree Theatre - Hightower Square (1967)
5. Brave Belt - Crazy Arms, Crazy Eyes (1971)
6. Cat - Light of Love (1970)
7. Smoke (U.K.) - My Friend Jack (CD, 1967)
8. Patto - Singing the Blues on Reds (1972)
9. Head Shop - Revolution (1970)
10. Herb Metoyer - It's a Long Way Down That Road (1965)
11. Raun Mackinnon - Color Wheel (1968)
12. Bunky & Jake - Big Boy Pete (1969)
13. Linda Perhacs - Paper Mountain Man (CD, 1970)
14. City Preachers - I'm on My Way (1966)
15. Nova Local - If You Only Had the Time (1967)
16. Beethoven Soul - The Walls Are High (1967)
17. American Revolution - Cold Wisconsin Nights (1968)
18. Hamilton Face Band - High Why and Die Company (1969)
19. String Cheese - For Now (1971)
20. Jeffrey Cain - Whispering Thunder (1972)
21. High Mountain Hoedown - My Thoughts (1970)
22. Sons - Beside You (1970)
23. Victoria - Secret of the Bloom (1971)
24. Wendy & Bonnie - Five O'Clock in the Morning (CD, 1969)
25. Aum - Resurrection (1969)
26. Christopher Milk - Locomotion (1971)
27. Child - Hold On, I'm Comin' (1969)
28. Mama Lion - Ain't Too Proud to Beg (1972)
29. Notes From the Underground - I Wish I Was a Punk (1967)

Thursday, August 10, 2006

The Summer of Soul [Pt. 11] on 8/10/06 w/ CdV

Intro: "The Dap Walk" - Ernie & the Top Notes

Tony Clarke - "Landslide"
Otis Clay - "That's How It Is"
Bettye Swann - "Little Things Mean A Lot"
Sam Cooke - "I Lost Everything"
Barbara Acklin - "Seven Days of Night"
Oscar Perry - "I Found True Love"
Alvin Robinson - "Something You Got"
Bettye LaVette - "My Train's Coming In"
Charles Wright & the Watts 103st Street Rhythm Band - "Express Yourself"
Little Richard - "Send Me Some Lovin'"
Aretha Franklin - "My Song"
The Impressions - "A Long Time Ago"
James & Bobby Purify - "Wish You Didn't Have to Go"
Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces - "Give Me Your Love Right Now"
Oscar Mack - "Put Out the Fire"
Fenton Robinson - "Leave You in the Arms of Your Other Man"
Ben E. King - "Don't Play That Song"
Tammi Terrell - "What a Good Man He Is"
Ike & Tina Turner - "I Can't Believe What You Say"
Leola & the Lovejoys - "Wait 'Round the Corner"
The Incredibles - "I'll Make It Easy"
Billy Emerson - "The Pleasure's All Mine"
Ruth Brown - "Try and See Me"
Eddie McGee - "What Made You Change Your Mind"
The Citations - "Don't You Worry, Don't You Cry"
Arthur Conley - "Let's Go Steady"
The Tams - "Breakin' Up"
Jimmy Sabater - "Times Are Changin'"
Norman West - "Burning Bridges"
The Volcanos - "Storm Warning"
Mickey Murray - "Lonely Room"
James Carr - "You've Got My Mind Messed Up"
Sugar Pie DeSanto - "Straighten It Out with Yo Man"
Moody & the Deltas - "Everybody Come Clap Your Hands"
Garnet Mimms - "Baby Don't You Weep"
King Curtis - "Soul Serenade"
George Jackson - "I'm Gonna Wait"
The Invincibles - "Heart Full of Love"
The Exciters - "Are You Satisfied"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

**Next week: The Summer of Soul F*I*N*A*L*E All Request Show**

Eli Polonsky 8/9/06 - Annual Jerry Garcia Memorial Tribute

Jerry Garcia passed away of heart failure at age 53 on August 9, 1995. Every year around this time I do a tribute show, and try to present some glimpses from his incredible musical career spanning over three decades.

Bed/talkover music: Jerry Garcia - Love's Theme (1969)
A solo instrumental piece commissioned for the soundtrack of Antonioni's 1970 "hippie" cult film "Zabriskie Point", which is the only release on which it ever appeared.

01. Bobby Freeman - Do You Want To Dance (1958)
Although it's not included in any authorized biographies or discographies of Jerry Garcia or The Grateful Dead, there are published interviews with people who knew Jerry early on such as his early 60's folk bandmate David Nelson, future bassist Phil Lesh, and first wife Sarah Ruppenthal Garcia claiming that, when he was in high school, a teenage Jerry Garcia was the guitarist on this Billboard #5 hit for this Bay Area Rock'n'Roll/R&B singer very shortly after receiving his first guitar. If this is true, it would make the solo in this song Jerry Garcia's first legitimately recorded piece of guitar work, one that he did not include among his accomplishments.

However, there are also those who refute this claim, including legendary oldies DJ and reissue producer Little Walter DeVenne who claims that Freeman originally sent a demo with vocal, percussion and piano but with no guitar or bass to Jubilee Records in New York, where those instruments were added by session musicians. The liner notes inside a Bobby Freeman reissue CD seem to correlate a similar story. So, who knows what really happened here? I'm certainly not in a position to make any definite judgments, but without any mention in any "official" histories, it seems very unlikely that the guitar solo in the hit song as released was actually by Garcia.

02. Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions - Overseas Stomp (1964)
The only legitimately released recordings of any of Jerry's many folk and acoustic projects in the early 60's, this jug band also included future Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Ron "Pigpen" McKernan. It was released on Grateful Dead Records in 1999.

03. The Emergency Crew - I Can't Come Down (1965)
This was from a pre-Grateful Dead six-song demo recorded but not released by Autumn Records in November, 1965 under a temporary name assumed between having to relinquish the name "The Warlocks" due to another band with that name, and before discovering the name "Grateful Dead" just the next month. It was eventually released in 1999 in the Grateful Dead box set "So Many Roads", and then remastered with improved fidelity in the Grateful Dead box set "The Golden Road" released in 2001.

04. Jefferson Airplane - Comin' Back To Me (1966)
05. Jefferson Airplane - Today (1966)
Arguably the best love ballads of the original psychedelic era, these two Marty Balin songs recorded in November 1966 for the Airplane's breakthrough second album "Surrealistic Pillow" include Garcia on guitar. Due to the Grateful Dead's new contract with Warner Brothers when this album was released by RCA in spring 1967, he could not be credited as a musician, but he was saddled with an album jacket credit that he would go on to categorically deny, "Spiritual Advisor".

06. The Grateful Dead - Dark Star (1969)
This live version of Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia's psychedelic epic was recorded on April 27, 1969 in Minneapolis, during the era which many consider to be the peak of the Dead's acid jamming period. It was released in 2002 on Volume 26 of the "Dick's Picks" series of archival concert recordings from the Grateful Dead's vaults.

07. The Grateful Dead - St. Stephen/Not Fade Away Medley (1970)
This classic pairing of Hunter/Garcia psychedelia melding into a high-energy rave-up Buddy Holly jam is from the free outdoor concert performed at MIT's Kresge Plaza on May 6, 1970 amidst an anti-war rally on a national day of campus protest following the killing of four Vietnam War protesters by National Guard troops at Kent State University in Ohio two days earlier. MIT's college station WTBS (now WMBR) had a mono patch from the soundboard and recorded the performance to reel. The tape has been in the radio station archives since then, and in 2000 it was digitally remastered by David Gans, producer/host of the nationally syndicated Grateful Dead Hour.

08. Brewer and Shipley - Oh, Mommy (I Ain't No Commie) (1971)
This song from the folk-rock duo's Tarkio album was their only song including Jerry Garcia, who played on pedal steel. The original album listed the guest musicians, but did not specify on which tracks any of them appeared. This led to a widespread erroneous assumption that Garcia played on the Billboard #10 hit song from the album "One Toke Over The Line", but he didn't.

9. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Teach Your Children (1969)
(Note: Neil Young did not perform on this track of the album).
Recorded in October 1969 and released on CSNY's Deja Vu album in 1970, this was the song including guitar work by Jerry Garcia which has gotten the most radio airplay over the past four decades. Though the Grateful Dead's 1987 top ten hit "Touch Of Grey" attained a higher chart position, "Teach Your Children" has had much more cumulative airplay on radio stations of a variety of formats, and it continues to be widely played today. Jerry plays the classic pedal steel track.

10. David Crosby - Laughing (1971)
This gem from Crosby's overlooked and underrated masterpiece album "If I Could Only Remember My Name" includes Jerry on an ethereal pedal steel, as well as musical backup by Phil Lesh, Billy Kreutzmann and vocals from Graham Nash and Joni Mitchell. As gorgeous and pristine as psychedelia ever got.

11. Jerry Garcia Band - Dear Prudence (1990)
This Beatles cover is a nice example of the latter day Jerry Garcia Band, released in 1991 on the live 2-CD album "Jerry Garcia Band". Backing musicians were John Kahn, Melvin Seals and David Kemper, backing vocals Gloria Jones and Jackie LaBranche.

12. The Grateful Dead - So Many Roads (1995)
From Jerry Garcia's last public performance at the very last Grateful Dead concert on July 9, 1995 at Soldiers Field, near Chicago IL., one month to the day before he passed on. Starkly expressing the weariness and pain Jerry was feeling by this time, this song is the only legitimately released piece of music from that concert, included as the title track of the "So Many Roads" box set in 1999.

I wish I had more time for more of Jerry's career. I used up my Digital Millennium Copyright Act allotment of four Grateful Dead songs, but I still could have played more Jerry Garcia solo work and accompanying work as a sideman, if I had more time. Well, it was what it was, and I hope you enjoyed it.
See you at the shows, and back on the airwaves in October!
Eli Polonsky

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Lost and Found

Lost and Found
Tuesday August 8th, 2006
Larry Miller at the turntables

Breaks background music: Beach Boys "Stack O' Tracks" Instrumental versions of their hits...

Another brief tribute to Arthur Lee:
Love: "She Comes in Colors"
Love: "Your Mind and We Belong Together"
Love: "Alone again, Or"


The Beach Boys: "Marcella" (from Carl and the Passions/So Tough)
Doors: "Been Down So Long"
Byrds: "Chimes of Freedom Flashing"
Mamas and the Papas: "12:30"


Bob Dylan w/ the Band: "Tough Mama" (from Planet Waves)
The Band: "When I Paint My Masterpiece"
Buffalo Springfield: "Special Care"
Traffic: "Vagabond Virgin"


The Blues Project: "Steve's Song"
Pentangle: "Bruton Town"


And now, the Larry Mellow Show...

HP Lovecraft: "The White Ship"
Rolling Stones: "Moonlight Mile"
Procol Harum: "Song For a Dreamer"
Jimi Hendrix: "1983 (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)


Jefferson Starship: "Have You Seen the Stars Tonight"
Cream: "As You Said" (Jack Bruce, acoustic guitar and cellos)
Jethro Tull: "Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day"
Donovan: "There is a Mountain"
Tim Buckley; "Hallucinations"
The Beatles: "Tomorrow Never Knows"

Mission Accomplished....

Sunday, August 06, 2006

August 4, 2006, playlist with host Alex McNeil

I. In memory of Arthur Lee, founder of Love, who passed away August 3:
1. Love - Softly to Me (CD, 1966)
2. Love - My Little Red Book (CD, 1966)

II. A survey of the Dunhill label (1965-1974):
3. Shelley Fabares - Pretty Please (CD, 1965)
4. Iguanas - This Is What I Was Made for (LP, 1966)
5. Ginger & Snaps - The Sh-Down Down Song (LP, 1965)
6. MFQ - Night Time Girl (LP, 1966)
7. Woolies - Who Do You Love (CD, 1967)
8. Fred & Mickie Finn - Mickie Finn Theme (LP, 1966)
9. P.F. Sloan - Eve of Destruction (CD, 1966)
10. Barry McGuire - California Dreamin' (LP, 1966)
11. Barry McGuire - Child of Our Times (CD, 1966)
12. Grass Roots - Only When You're Lonely (45, 1966)
13. Jim Valley - Try, Try, Try (45, 1967)
14. Lady Nelson & Lords - Monday, Monday (45, 1968)
15. Bob Siller - She Left Without Words (LP, 1968)
16. Wings [the American band, not Paul McCartney's] - See Someone Hangin' (LP, 1968)
17. Bangor Flying Circus - Norwegian Wood (CD, 1969)
18. Three Dog Night - Chest Fever (LP, 1969)
19. Steppenwolf - A Girl I Knew (LP, 1968)
20. Grapefruit - Elevator (LP, 1969)
21. Robbs - Movin' (45, 1969)
22. Del Shannon - Sister Isabelle (CD, 1970)
23. Rejoice - Golden Gate Park (LP, 1968)
24. Brass Ring - Lara's Theme (LP, 1966)
25. Mamas & Papas - Straight Shooter [live at Monterey] (LP, 1967)
26. Mamas & Papas - People Like Us (LP, 1971)
27. Mama Cass Elliot - Move In a Little Closer Baby (CD, 1969)
28. John Phillips - Topanga Canyon (LP, 1970)
29. Thelma Houston - Save the Country (45, 1970)
30. Four Tops - Keeper of the Castle (LP, 1973)
31. Smith - Comin' Back to Me (LP, 1970)
32. Gayle McCormick - You Really Got a Hold on Me (LP, 1971)
33. Dusty Springfield - Who Could Be Lovin' You Other Than Me (LP, 1973)
34. Bobby Whitlock - Tell the Truth (LP, 1972)

Saturday, August 05, 2006

The Summer of Soul [Pt. 10] on 8/3/06 w/ CdV

(with special guest Jole Greenlee)

Intro: "The Dap Walk" - Ernie & the Top Notes

The Budos Band - "Up from the South"
Kool & the Gang - "Ancestral Ceremony"
Al Green - "I'm a Ram"
Isaac Hayes - "Hung Up On My Baby"
Cliff Nobles & Co. - "The Horse"
Curtis Mayfield - "Mighty, Mighty"
The Meters - "They All Ask for You"
The Jimmy Castor Bunch - "It's Just Begun"
Preston Love - "Omaha Bar-B-Q"
Shuggie Otis - "Someone's Always Singing"
James Brown - "I Don't Mind"
Jo Jo & the Fugitives - "The Fugitive Song"
Labelle - "Won't Get Fooled Again"
Lyn Collins - "Mama Feel Good"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Got to Be the Way It Is"
Handsome Boy Modeling School - "Holy Calamity"
Kashmere Stage Band - "Kashmere"
Esther Marrow - "Baby That's What I Need"
Lonnie Liston Smith - "Expansions"
Jackson Sisters - "I Believe in Miracles"
The Heptones - "Ting-a-ling"
Ronald Alphonso - "Something Special"
The Melodians - "Swing & Dine"
The Green Arrows - "Mwana Waendla"
Young Holt Unlimited - "Soulful Strut"
Willie Bobo - "Grazing in the Grass"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Lost and Found

Lost and Found
Tuesday August 1st, 2006
Larry Miller, your groovy old host, with Eli Polonsky

Jerry Garcia's Birthday Special

The first hour of the show today was a salute to Garcia. I played most of an interview I did on KMPX, San Francisco, March 18th 1967, with Jerry and Bob Weir, on the occasion of the release of the first Grateful Dead Album.
This tape has been buried away in the basement, all but forgotten. I hadn't done much with it over the years, due to the fact that reel two is missing and it's incomplete. However, I decided to give it another listen, and subsequently dubbed it into the computer, fixed the volume levels, filtered out the 'wump-wump' and did a bit of judicious editing.
I aired the 6 interview cuts on the air, along with excerpts from side one of the album. It came off better than I expected, and I realize that Dead-heads will probably want to get a copy of this. I plan to contact the official Grateful Dead people to see what can be arranged.
First, a list of the side one excerpts:
The Golden Road
Beat It On Down the Line
Sitting On Top of the World
Cold Rain and Snow
Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl
Cream Puff War

break: side two of the album was then played in its entirety.

Morning Dew
New, New Mingelwood Blues
Viola Lee Blues
(Note: this was all from a vinyl pressing, not the CD re-issue...)

break: Eli had some tickets to giveaway for the "Gathering of the Vibes" festival this month in upstate New York. For info, www.gatheringofthevibes.com

2nd Hour: Musique al Frisco:

Jefferson Airplane: "Fat Angel" (Live)
We have a winner! Answer: Wavy Gravy's real name: Hugh Romney)
Big Brother and the Holding Company: "Combination of the 2" (From Cheap Thrills- live at the Fillmore)
Quicksilver Messenger Service: "Dino's Song"

Country Joe and the Fish: "Bass Strings"
Steve Miller Band: "In My First Mind" (from Children of the Future)
Moby Grape: "Someday"

Electric Flag: "Groovin' is Esy"
Blood Sweat and Tears: "Morning Glory"
Mother Earth w/ Tracy Nelson: "It Won't Be Long"
Joy of Cooking: "Closer to the Ground"

Next week on Wednesday, Eli will do a Jerry Garcia Memorial show on Lost and Found. Eli and I will probably start to do alternate Tuesdays coming this Fall season on MBR- it's good to have him back on the air.

Nothing but the best and later for the rest... Larry