Thursday, May 31, 2007

Congrats & farewell (for now) to James Sannino!

Congratulations to James Sannino on graduating from MIT '2007!
James hosted his last "Lost & Found" show as an MIT undergrad on Wednesday, May 30'th. James joined us in fall 2004, and became the only MIT student to maintain a semi-regular slot on "Lost & Found" so far this decade. He hosted the show as his class schedules allowed during the following three academic years.

James delved courageously and deeply into music that was nearly twice his age and entertained us with good old psychedelic rock'n'roll tunes, most recently on alternate Wednesdays on "Lost & Found". We hope that James may be able to join us again sometime in the future as an MIT alumnus. But for now, we wish him all the best in his future endeavors!

Happy trails, James!

Tuesday May 29th: The Summer of Love, with Larry Miller

“It was 40 years ago today...”
A salute to Sgt. Pepper and his band

Jimi Hendrix: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (Live- concert in Stockholm (?)
Jeff Lynne: “A little Help From My Friends” *
Richie Havens: “A little Help From My Friends” (live)
Elton John: “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” (W/ John Lennon)*
Peter Frampton: “Getting Better”

George Burns: “Fixing a Hole”
Brian Ferry: “She’s Leaving Home” *
the Bee Gees: “Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite”

Patti Smith: “Within You Without You”
Keith Moon: “When I’m 64”
John Denver: “When I’m 64”
Roy Wood: “Lovely Rita” *
Fats Domino: “Lovely Rita”

Peter Nicholas: “Good Morning”
Bee Gees and friends: “Sgt. Pepper: Reprise”
Lighthouse: “A Day in the Life”

Some concert events from the past in San Francisco:

Fillmore- May 27, 1966:
Velvet Underground: “I’m Waiting For The Man”
The Mothers of Invention: “You’re Probably Wondering Why I’m Here”

Avalon- May 26, 1967:
Salvation Army: “She Turns to Flowers” (oops- same name, wrong band)
Blue Cheer: “Out Of Focus”

Fillmore- May 26-27, 1967:
Big Brother and the Holding Company: “The Cuckoo”
Steve Miller Band: “Children of the Future”

Winterland- May 30th, 1967: H.A.L.O. Benefit:
Jefferson Airplane: “Won’t You Try/ Saturday Afternoon”
Quicksilver Messenger Service: “Babe. I’m Gonna Leave You”
Grateful Dead: “It’s All Over Now. Baby Blue”

Straight Theater: May 24, 1968:
Dan Hicks and His Hotlicks: “Where’s the Money”

Winterland- May 28, 1969: People’s Park Benefit:
Creedence Clearwater Revival: “Green River/ Susie Q” (Live)
Steve Miller Band: “In My First Mind” (encore, because the CD froze the first time)

* Note: Some of the Sgt. Pepper Music came from a soundtrack recording for the film “All This and WW II”- do a web search for more information..

Eli next week; I’ll be back on the 12th and the 26th with more Summer of Love Bad Acid Flashbacks. On Monday the 18th, Bob Dubrow and I will be cohosting a 4 hour special on the 40th anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival, which I was somewhat at...

Stay Groovy!

Monday, May 28, 2007

May 28, 2007 Playlist w/ Host Bob Dubrow

Background music provided by Frank Zappa - The Making of Freak Out! (2006)

Set 01:
1. Steve Goodman - "The Ballad of Penny Evans" (Somebody Else's Troubles 1972)
2. Mick Softley - "The War Drags On" (Songs For Swingin' Survivors 1965)
3. Bonnie Dobson - "Let's Get Together" (Bonnie Dobson 1969)
4. George Harrison - "Deep Blue" (1971 bonus track from CD rerelease of 1973's Living in the Material World 2006)
5. Velvet Opera - "Raga" (Ride a Hustler's Dream 1969)
6. Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity - "Flesh Failures (Let the Sunshine In)" (Streetnoise 1969)

Set 02:
1. Leonard Cohen - "Store Room (1967 previous unreleased track from CD rerelease of 1967's Songs of Leonard Cohen 2007)
2. Dana Gillespie - "No! No! No!" ((Foolish Seasons 1968)
3. Fuchsia - "The Nothing Song" (Fuchsia 1971)
4. Eddie Hazel - "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" (Games, Dames & Guitar Thangs 1977)
5. Jimi Hendrix (with Johnny Winter) - "The Things I Used to Do" (1968 from Villanova Junction compilation 2004)
6. Free - "Sweet Tooth" (Tons of Sobs 1968)

Set 03:
1. The Vaqueros - "Growing Pains" (1966 from V/A: Sixties Rebellion 4: The Go-Go 1993)
2. Anan - "Medena" (1968 from V/A: Psychedelic Pstones II: Haunted compilation 2002)
3. The Hustlers - "Destination Nowhere" (196? from The Hustlers compilation 2003)
4. Shades of Blue - "The Time of My Life" (1969 from V/A: Psychedelic States: Illinois Vol. 1 compilation 2004)
5. Dave Waite & Marianne Segal - "Percy's Song" (1968 from Paper Flowers compilation 2004)

Set 04:
1. Jefferson Airplane - "Milk Train" (Thirty Seconds Over Winterland 1973) PAPA JOHN CREACH (VIOLIN) BORN THIS DAY IN 1917
2. Lindisfarne - "Meet Me On the Corner" (live at the Royal Festival Hall 5/31/72 from City Songs compilation 1998) RAY LAIDLAW (DRUMMER) BORN THIS DAY 1948
3. Gladys Knight & The Pips - "Friendship Train" (1969 from Anthology compilation 1974) GLADYS KNIGHT BORN THIS DAY IN 1944
4. Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Who'll Stop the Rain" (live 1/31/70 Oakland Coliseum, CA from The Concert 1980) JOHN FOGERTY BORN THIS DAY IN 1945
5. Bob Dylan - "Shelter From the Storn (Hard Rain 1976)

Set 05:
1. Frank Zappa - "Groupie Bang Bang" (1966 previously unreleased from The Making of Freak Out! (2006)
2. Monty Python - "Radio Shop" (previously unreleased bonus track from CD rerelease of 1973's Matching Tie & Handkerchief 2006)

Friday, May 25, 2007

May 25, 2007, playlist with host Alex McNeil

In Memoriam, part 2 -- saluting artists and others from the Lost & Found era who've passed away within the last twelve months:
01. Timmie Rogers - Back to School Again (CD, 1957)
02. Tommy Dee - Three Stars (CD, 1959)
03. Donnie Brooks - Doll House (45, 1960)
04. Al Casey - Surfin' Hootenanny (45, 1963)
05. Olympics - Big Boy Pete (LP, 1960) (for lead singer Walter Ward)
06. Exciters - Movin' Too Slow (CD, 1969) (for member Carol Johnson)
07. Main Ingredient - Spinning Around (CD, 1971) (for member Tony "Champagne" Silvester)
08. Kool & Gang - Let the Music Take Your Mind (45, 1970) (for member Charles Smith)
09. Dave Clark Five - Any Time You Want Love (CD, 1964) (for sax player Denis Payton)
10. Gerry & Pacemakers - It's Gonna Be Alright (CD, 1965) (for drummer Freddie Marsden)
11. Sunrays - Still (CD, 1966) (for guitarist Eddie Medora)
12. Music Explosion with Jamie Lyons - Hard Core Groovin' (CD, 1969)
13. Knack - Your Number or Your Name (LP, 1979) (for drummer Bruce Gary)
14. Tubes - Space Baby (LP, 1975) (for keyboardist Vince Welnick)
15. Johnny Horton - When It's Springtime in Alaska (CD, 1956) (for writer Tillman Franks)
16. Andy Williams - Just in Time (LP, 1959) (for co-writer Betty Comden)
17. Temptations - What Now My Love (LP, 1967) (for co-writer Pierre Delanoe)
18. Mr. Ed Theme (CD, 1960) (for co-writer Ray Evans)
19. Maynard Ferguson - Straightaway (LP, 1962)
20. Ruth Brown - Don't Deceive Me (LP, 1960)
21. Floyd Dixon - Telephone Blues (CD, 1951)
22. Pookie Hudson - I Know I Know (CD, 1963)
23. Desmond Dekker & Aces - Israelites (CD, 1969)
24. Luther Ingram - Pity for the Lonely (CD, 1969)
25. James Brown - Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud) (CD, 1968)
26. Flying Burrito Brothers - White Line Fever (LP, 1969) (steel guitarist Sneaky Pete Kleinow)
27. Mark Spoelstra - Hobo Poet (LP, 1969)
28. Eric von Schmidt - Turtle Beach (LP, 1973)
29. Del Reeves - Girl on the Billboard (CD, 1965)
30. Don Ho - Tiny Bubbles (45, 1967)
31. Mike Douglas - The Men in My Little Girl's Life (45, 1966)
32. Charlie Drake - My Boomerang Won't Come Back (CD, 1962)
33. Jack Palance - The Green Green Grass of Home (CD, 1970)
34. Commodores - Machine Gun (CD, 1974) (for member Milan Williams)
35. Spinners - (She's Gonna Love Me) At Sundown (CD, 1969) (for member Billy Henderson)
36. Funk Brothers - Keep on Loving Me (CD, 1966) (for keyboardist Joe Hunter)

Tuesday, May 22 2007 playlist - Eli Polonsky

I decided the night before to do a two-day early birthday tribute to Bob Dylan, who was born on May 24, 1941. Only four songs peformed by Dylan himself were permitted due to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (and I didn't even get to that many), so I began pulling out the covers. I only pulled about half of the covers that I had thought of, and then only had time to play about half of those that I had pulled. Of course, you could play at least a whole days worth of Bob Dylan covers even just sticking with 1960's/70's artists. More for another time...

(R) = By request

01. Bob Dylan - Gates Of Eden (Live 1964)
02. Grateful Dead - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (R)
03. Them w/Van Morrison - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (R)
04. The Turtles - It Ain't Me, Babe (R)
05. The Byrds - Chimes Of Freedom (R)
06. Bob Dylan - Visions Of Johanna (R)
07. The Flamin' Groovies - Absolutely Sweet Marie
08. Richie Havens - Just Like A Woman (R)
09. Fairport Convention - I'll Keep It With Mine
10. The Nice w/Keith Emerson - She Belongs To Me (R)
11. Rick Nelson - She Belongs To Me (R)
12. Peter, Paul & Mary - Too Much Of Nothing
13. Nina Simone - Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues
14. Nina Simone - The Times They Are A'Changing
(I didn't intend to play two by Nina, but the vinyl record ran on while I was in the record library, and it turned out to be quite a version!)
15. Tina Turner - Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
16. SuperSession (Al Kooper & Stephen Stills) - It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry (R)
17. Stevie Wonder - Blowing In The Wind (1966)
18. The Neville Brothers - With God On Our Side (1989)
19. The Wonder Who (1967 novelty psuedonym for Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons) - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (R)
20. Jimi Hendrix - Like A Rolling Stone (Live Winterland 10/68) (R)
21. Johnny Winter - Highway 61 Revisited (Live) (R)
22. Bob Dylan, Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, George Harrison - My Back Pages (Live from 1992 from Bob Dylan Thirtieth Anniversary Tribute)

That's all I had time for! Next Tuesday, Larry Miller celebrates the anniversary week of the release of The Beatles' "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band", which he debuted playing in it's entirety on the west coast (perhaps in America) 40 years ago on KMPX in San Francisco! However, complying with regulations in the New Millennium, he will be playing a few choice cuts, and a number interesting covers of songs from the landmark album. I'll be back on June 5'th with a return engagement by guest DJ and generous WMBR contributing listener John Krawczyk, who always does a great show!
Thanks for listening,
Eli Polonsky

Friday, May 18, 2007

May 18, 2007, playlist with host Alex McNeil

In Memoriam, part one -- saluting artists and others from the Lost and Found era who've passed away in the last twelve months.
01. Kalin Twins - When (CD, 1958) (Herb Kalin)
02. Georgia Gibbs - Tweedle Dee (CD, 1955)
03. Red Buttons - Strange Things Are Happening (LP, 1953)
04. Bobby "Boris" Pickett - Monster Swim (CD, 1964)
05. Moonglows - Blue Velvet (CD, 1956) (members Prentiss Barnes and Pete Graves)
06. Platters - He's Mine (LP, 1957) (member Zola Taylor)
07. Freddie Gorman - The Day Will Come (CD, 1961)
08. Blue Notes - My Hero (CD, 1960) (member Franklin Peaker)
09. Jenell Hawkins - Moments (CD, 1962)
10. Syd Barrett - No Good Trying (CD, 1974)
11. Shocking Blue - Long and Lonesome Road (CD, 1970) (member Mariska Veres)
12. Drafi - Marble Breaks and Iron Bends (45, 1966)
13. Paul Mauriat - San Francisco (45, 1968)
14. Nashville Street Singers - Long Black Veil (CD, 1963) (writer Marijohn Wilkin)
15. Jerry Lee Lewis - What's Made Milwaukee Famous (45, 1968) (writer Glenn Sutton)
16. Gene Pitney - Backstage (I'm Lonely) (CD, 1966) (writer Willie Denson)
17. Arthur Alexander - Burning Love (CD, 1972) (writer Dennis Linde)
18. New Riders of the Purple Sage - Red Hot Women and Ice Cold Beer (LP, 1977) (writer Cy Coben)
19. Love - Your Mind and We Belong Together (CD, 1968) (member Arthur Lee)
20. Spirit - Animal Zoo (CD, 1970) (keyboardist John Locke)
21. Bad Company - Rock Steady (LP, 1974) (bassist Boz Burrell)
22. Mamas & Papas - For the Love of Ivy (LP, 1968) (member Denny Doherty)
23. Runaways - California Paradise (LP, 1977) (drummer Sandy West)
24. Neon Philharmonic - Morning Girl (CD, 1969) (member Tupper Saussy)
25. (Jumpin') Gene Simmons - Drinkin' Wine (CD, 1958)
26. Henson Cargill - Skip a Rope (CD, 1968)
27. Kane Triplets - Mission Impossible (45, 1968) (member Jeanne Kane)
28. Champs - El Rancho Rock (CD, 1958) (member Danny Flores aka Chuck Rio)
29. Billy Preston - Shotgun (CD, 1966)
30. Patrice Holloway - The Touch of Venus (CD, unreleased)
31. Barbara George - Send for Me (CD, 1962)
32. Young-Holt Trio - Just a Melody (CD, 1969) (bassist Eldee Young)
33. Frankie Laine - Don't Make Me Baby Blue (CD, 1963)
34. Dakota Staton - My Funny Valentine (LP)
35. Frank Sinatra - One for My Baby (LP) (pianist Bill Miller)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Wednesday May 16, 2007

Your guest host Keith from Breakfast of Champions here to provide a little noonday underground sunshine!

(12:00 noon - sunshiney pop)
The Blades of Grass - "Just Ah"
The Aerovons - "With Her"
The Canterbury Music Festival - "You're The Only Good For Me"
Honeybus- "She's Out There"
The Ballroom - "Magic Time"

(12:15 - pop on the edge of soul, female singer division)
The Raindrops - "The Kind of Boy You Can't Forget"
Donna Lynn - "I'd Much Rather Be With the Girls"
Dusty Springfield - "24 Hours from Tulsa"
The Cookies - "Only To Other People"

(12:30 - getting folkier, sorta)
Joe & Bing (aka Best of Friends) - "Fennario"
The Barbara Moore Singers - "Hey Robin"
Bill Fay - "We Have Laid Here"
Leonard Cohen - "Chelsea Hotel #2"
Bryan MacLean - "Alone Again Or (original demo)"

(12:45 - a few tales of debauchery and other assorted subjects)
Scott Walker - "The Girls From the Streets"
Gordon Lightfoot - "Go Go Round"
The Stained Glass - "My Buddy Sin"
The Garden of Eden - "Flower Man"

(1:00 - my half-hearted attempt at a prog rock set)
Atomic Rooster - "Sleeping For Years"
Amon Duul II - "Wolf City"
King Crimson - "In The Wake of Poseidon"

(1:15 - some sorta country rock hybrid set)
Grin - "White Lies"
The Flamin' Groovies - "Yesterday's Numbers"
Al Stewart - "Pretty Golden Hair"

(1:30 - trying to pick it up again)
The Pretty Things - "Walking Through My Dreams"
Badfinger - "Just A Chance"
The Nazz - "Only One Winner"
10cc - "Silly Love"

(1:45 - some more soft sounds)
The Collage - "My Mind's At Ease"
Thorinshield - "Brave New World"
The Gates of Eden - "No One Was There"
Peppermint Trolley Company - "9 O'Clock Business Man"

(1:55 - an aural handshake with Gorilla Got Me)
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - "Make Me Smile (Come Up And See)"

Thanks to Alex & the crew for letting me sit in!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Tuesdays WIth Larry: Playlist

Between the Covers: matching cover versions with the originals.

Beatles/ Larry Williams: “Slow Down”
Manfred Mann/ The Exciters: “Doo Wah Diddy”
Searchers/ Jackie De Shannon: “Needles and Pins”
Moody Blues/ Bessie Banks: “Go Now”

Beatles/ Arthur Alexander: “Anna”
Peter & Gordon/ Del Shannon: “I Go To Pieces”
Linda Ronstadt/ Betty Everett: “You’re No Good”

Beatles/ Dr. Feelgood and the Interns: “Mr. Moonlight”
Mamas and Papas/ the 5 Royales: “Dedicated To The One I Love”
The Kingsmen/ Richard Berry: “Louie Louie”

The Animals/ John Lee Hooker: “ Boom Boom”
The Yardbirds/ Bo Diddley: “I’m A Man”
The Human Beinz/ the Isley Brothers: “Nobody But Me”

The Young Rascals/ the Olympics: “Good Lovin’”
The McCoys/ the Vibrations: “Hang on (My Girl) Sloopy”
The Rolling Stones/ Irma Thomas: “Time Is On My Side”

Maria Muldaur ticket giveaway (clue: maiden name was D’Amato)
Maria w/ the Kweskin Jugband: “I’m A Woman”
Maria Muldaur: “Don’t You Feel My Leg”

Geoff & Maria Muldaur w/ Kweskin Jug Band: “Chevrolet”

Say that was fun, wasn’t it? Eli next week, then me on the 29th with (maybe) a Sgt. Pepper tribute.

May 14, 2007 Playlist w/ Host Bob Dubrow

The re-scheduled interview with great longtime Fairport Convention drummer Dave Mattacks took place today. Dave has a wide-ranging discography thanks to session work for various artists' albums over the last 40 years, and so we chatted about his history in music while playing tracks on which he had a part (except for one, the Mike Heron song below from an album on which DM did play...however, Dave wanted to hear the one with Keith Moon on drums , Pete Townshend on guitar, Ronnie Lane on bass, and John Cale on viola). I have to say it was as fine a time as I've spent hosting a guest (Joe Boyd was great too last month). Thanks DM! Now time to see if I can snag the one and only Richard Thompson next month when he comes to town...that'd be a nifty UK folk rock trifecta, doncha' think?

1. Fairport Convention - "Reynardine" (Liege & Lief 1969)
2. Paul McCartney - "All Shook Up" (Run Devil Run 1999)
3. Mike Heron - "Warm Heart Pastry" (Smiling Men With Bad Reputations 1971)
4. Richard Thompson - "Fully Qualified to Be Your Man" (Action Packed: Best of the Capitol Years 2001)
5. Mickey Jupp - "Brother Doctor, Sister Nurse" (Juppanese 1978)
6. Sandy Denny - "For Shame of Doing Wrong" (1977 from Gold Dust: Live at the Royalty Theatre 1998)
7. Kate & Anna McGarrigle - "Naufragee Du Tendre (Shipwrecked)" (Dancer With Bruised Knees 1977)
8. The Albion Dance Band - "Froggie's First Jump/Beetle in the Wine" (Shuffle Off! 1983)
9. Steeleye Span - "Well Done Liar!" (Bedlam Born 2000)
10. Richard Thompson and Danny Thompson - "Sweetheart on the Barricade" (Industry 1997)
11. George Harrison - "Blood From a Clone" (Somewhere in England 1981)
12. Jethro Tull - "Living in the Past" (A Little Light Music 1992)
13. XTC - "My Bird Performs" (Nonsuch 1992)
14. Philip Pickett and Richard Thompson - "Chi Passa Per Sta Strada " (Bones of All Men 1998)
15. Nick Drake - "Hazey Jane I" (Bryter Layter 1970)
16. Loudon Wainwright III - "The Back Nine" (More Love Songs 1986)

Friday, May 11, 2007

May 11, 2007, playlist with host Alex McNeil

01. Beatles - Help (live) (CD, 1965)
02. John Lennon - Ya Ya (LP, 1974)
03. Paul McCartney - Shake a Hand (CD, 1999)
04. George Harrison - Got My Mind Set on You (CD, 1987)
05. Ringo Starr - You Always Hurt the One You Love (LP, 1970)
06. Cream - We're Going Wrong (BBC) (CD, 1967)
07. Jack Bruce - Into the Storm (LP, 1974)
08. Eric Clapton - Get Ready (LP, 1974)
09. Ginger Baker's Airforce - Man of Constant Sorrow (CD, 1970)
10. Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Long Time Gone (live) (LP, 1972)
11. David Crosby - Tamlpais High (At About 3) (LP, 1971)
12. Stephen Stills - Sit Yourself Down (LP, 1970)
13. Graham Nash - A Simple Man (LP, 1971)
14. Neil Young - I've Loved Her So Long (CD, 1969)
15. Who - Shakin' All Over (live) (LP, 1970)
16. Pete Townshend - Time Is Passing (CD, 1972)
17. Roger Daltrey - One Man Band (LP, 1973)
18. John Entwistle - I Believe in Everything (LP, 1971)
19. Keith Moon - In My Life (LP, 1975)
20. Peggy Lipton - Wasn't It You (CD, 1968)
21. Kolettes - Just How Much (CD, 1964)
22. Galens - Chinese Lanterns (CD, 1964)
23. Erma Franklin - The Right to Cry (CD, 1968)
24. Yvonne Baker & Sensations - Party Across the Hall (CD, 1962)
25. Jackie DeShannon - Dream Boy (CD, 1964)
26. Barbara Mason - (I Can Feel Your Love) Slipping Away (CD, 1968)
27. Pretty Things - Walking Through My Dreams (CD, 1967)
28. Rotary Connection - Lady Jane (LP, 1969)
29. Alan Stivell - An Try Marrak (LP, 1978)

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Tuesday, May 8, 2007 playlist - Eli Polonsky

(R) = By request

Jammin' out a bit to start...
01. Jefferson Airplane - The Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil (Alternate long version from "Jefferson Airplane Loves You" Box Set)
02. Quicksilver Messenger Service - Mona/Maiden of The Cancer Moon/Mona (Live at the Fillmore from "Lost Gold and Silver")
03. Jimi Hendrix - Red House (Live at Winterland from "The Jimi Hendrix Concerts")

Three by request, plus one more
04. Free - Heartbreaker (R)
05. Family - Old Songs, New Songs (R)
06. Jesse Colin Young - Four In The Morning (R)
07. Hot Tuna - Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning

Birthday tribute to influential blues pioneer Robert Johnson
Born 5/8/1911, Died (allegedly of poisoning) 8/16/1938.
08. Robert Johnson - Cross Roads Blues
09. Eric Clapton & Powerhouse - Down At The Crossroads
10. Derek & The Dominos - Crossroads
11. Robert Johnson - Stop Breaking Down Blues
12. Rolling Stones - Stop Breaking Down
13. Rolling Stones - Love In Vain (R)
14. Elmore James - Dust My Broom
15. Canned Heat - Dust My Broom (R)
16. Robert Johnson - Traveling Riverside Blues (excerpt)
17. Led Zeppelin - Traveling Riverside Blues
18. Robert Johnson - Hellhound On My Trail
19. Fleetwood Mac (Peter Green) - Hellhound On My Trail
20. Delaney & Bonnie - Come On In My Kitchen

"Lost & Found" concert calendar highlights
21. Spirit - Elijah (background music)

A song in birthday tribute to Rick(y) Nelson
Born 5/8/40, Died 12/31/85 in a plane crash.
22. Rick Nelson - She Belongs To Me (Dylan)

That's all I had time for! Larry's on next Tuesday,
I'll see you on May 22!
Thanks for listening,
Eli Polonsky

Friday, May 04, 2007

May 4, 2007, playlist with host Alex McNeil

Observing the 400th anniversary of the establishment of the Jamestown settlement:
01. James Darren - Conscience (CD, 1962)
02. Sue Thompson - James (Hold the Ladder Steady) (CD, 1962)
03. James Gilreath - Little Band of Gold (CD, 1963)
04. James MacArthur - The Ten Commandments of Love (45, 1963)
05. Joni James - My Last Date (With You) (CD, 1961)
06. James Moody - I'm in the Mood for Love (CD, 1950)
07. Elmore James - Shake Your Moneymaker (CD, 1962)
08. James Cotton - Honest I Do (LP, 1966)
09. Skip James - Devil Got My Woman (CD, 1964)
10. James Ray - If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody (CD, 1962)
11. James Booker - Gonzo (45, 1960)
12. James Brown - Licking Stick, Licking Stick (CD, 1968)
13. Etta James - I Prefer You (CD, 1967)
14. James Carr - Love Attack (CD, 1966)
15. James & Bobby Purify - Shake a Tail Feather (CD, 1967)
16. James Boys - The Mule (45, 1968)
17. James Taylor - Night Owl (LP, 1968)
18. Barclay James Harvest - Crazy City (LP, 1974)
19. Kate Bush - James and the Cold Gun (LP, 1978)
20. John Barry Seven - James Bond Theme (LP, 1962)
21. Rosco Gordon - Jesse James (CD, 1966)
22. Jesse James - Believe in Me Baby, part 1 (45, 1967)
23. James Crawford - Help Poor Me (CD, 1965)
24. Jessica James & Outlaws - Give Her Up Baby (CD, 1965)
25. Mark James - Suspicious Minds (CD, 1968)
26. James Stewart - The Legend of Shenandoah (45, 1965)
27. James Burton - Fools Rush In (CD, 1971)
28. Sonny James - Apache (45, 1961)
28. James Gang - Midnight Man (CD, 1971)
30. Kenny Rogers & First Edition - Reuben James (LP, 1969)
31. Jimmy James & Vagabonds - Come to Me Softly (CD, 1968)
32. Tommy James & Shondells - Gotta Get Back to You (CD, 1970)
33. Bob James - Angela (Theme from Taxi) (LP, 1980)
34. James Phelps - Love Is a Five Letter Word (45, 1965)
35. Rick James - Fire It Up (CD, 1979)
36. Groundhogs - 3744 James Road (LP, 1973)
37. James Jamerson - Fever in the Funkhouse (CD, 1969)

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Larry Miller sitting in with: (ta-da!) THE PRODUCERS

A musical salute to 3 of the more important record producers from the 60's and 70's:


Aretha Franklin: “Satisfaction”
Wilson Pickett: “Sugar, Sugar”
The Rascals: “Singin’ the Blues Too Long”
Allman Brothers: ““Leave My Blues at Home”
Cream: “Sittin' On Top Of The World”
Derek and the Dominoes: “Have You Ever Loved A Woman”
Delaney and Bonnie: “Miss Ann” (Little Richard on piano!)
Lynyrd Skynyrd: “Georgia Peaches”
Black Oak Arkansas: “Moonshine Sonata”
Rod Stewart: “Stone Cold Sober” (Atlantic Crossing 1975)


Simon and Garfunkel: “Wednesday Morning 3 am”; “Sounds of Silence” (First the acoustic, then crossfade to the electric version.)
Bob Dylan: “She Belongs to Me”; “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” (slight oops: on the album Highway 61 Revisited, the only song that Wilson totally produced was ‘Like a Rolling Stone.’ )
Jim and Jean: “The Flower Lady” (Another slight oops: Wilson produced “Changes” on this album; I tend to get them mixed up...)
The Blues Project: “Flute Thing”
The Mothers of Invention: “Who are the Brain Police?”
The Velvet Underground: “Venus in Furs”


The Animals: “Baby, Let Me Take You Home”
Donovan: “Barabajagal” (w/ Jeff Beck)
Terry Reid: “Superlungs (My Supergirl)
Herman’s Hermits: “Bus Stop” (The Hollies Hit)
Lulu: “The Morning Dew”
Jeff Beck Group, with Rod Stewart: “Hangman's Knee”


Fleetwood Mac: “Man of the World”
Rolling Stones: “High-Heeled Sneakers” (rare British EP)
Jimi Hendrix Experience: “Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window” (Obscure Dylan song- Live at the BBC.)

Thanks for Listening!

May 1, 2007 - Eli Polonsky in for Larry Miller

Larry couldn't be in today, so I'm sitting in for him on my off-week, but Larry will be sitting in tomorrow, so this week you get both of us!
(R) = By request

A song for this date:
01. The Bee Gees - First Of May

In celebration of Beltane and springtime:
02. Jethro Tull - Cup Of Wonder
03. T. Rex - Ride A White Swan
04. T. Rex - The Beltane Walk
05. Fairport Convention - Come All Ye
06. Family - Larf And Sing
07. Pentangle - Springtime Promises
08. Incredible String Band - A Very Cellular Song

Some good ol' hippie stuff:
09. It's A Beautiful Day - Don And Dewey (Inst.)
10. Hot Tuna - Keep On Truckin'
11. Seatrain - I'm Willin'
12. The Youngbloods - Grizzly Bear
13. The Rascals - It's Wonderful

Getting a little fishy:
14. The Monkees - Porpoise Song (R)
15. The Byrds - Dolphin Smile
16. Fred Neil - The Dolphins

Birthday mini-tribute to Judy Collins - Born: 5/1/39 - Although Judy wrote many great original songs, I feel that her interpretations of others songs have been some of her greatest recordings.

17. Judy Collins - Suzanne - (Leonard Cohen)
18. Judy Collins - Me And My Uncle - (John Phillips)
19. Grateful Dead - Me And My Uncle - (same song)
20. Judy Collins - Hard Lovin' Loser - (Richard Farina)
21. Judy Collins - Someday Soon - (Ian Tyson)

Note: Me And My Uncle, written by John Phillips of The Mamas And Papas, was recorded by Judy Collins live in concert on March 21, 1964 at Town Hall in New York, predating the Grateful Dead's first released version by seven years. Phillips himself didn't record a version of it until his last solo CD in early 2001, which was released after his death that year.

Birthday tribute to influential bluesman Little Walter Jacobs -
Born: 5/1/30 - Died: 2/15/68 of injuries sustained in a fight.
Original mid-1950's Chess tracks:
22. Little Walter - My Babe
23. Little Walter - Key To The Highway
24. Little Walter - Blues With A Feeling

Read lost & Found concert calendar highlights
25. Spirit - Elijah (background music for calendar)
26. Jimi Hendrix's Band Of Gypsys - Message Of Love

I'll be back in my regularly scheduled bi-weekly slot next Tuesday, May 8'th, including a birthday tribute to blues pioneer Robert Johnson who, in his short lifetime, was a major influence on the evolution of blues/rock music many decades later. Please feel free to send in your requests!
Thanks for listening,
Eli Polonsky

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

April 30, 2007 Playlist w/ Host Bob Dubrow

The reins were handed over today to Bruce Demple, who donated a hefty amount last November to WMBR during our pledge drive and "won" himself an hour of airtime, which we stretched to two. He brought along his pal and 1976 MIT alum Larry Hardy. Both were a pleasure to hang with. They programmed the whole show, only grabbing at a couple things I'd brought in when under time constraints. Thanks Bruce and Larry!

Opener: Nina Hagen "TV Glotzer (White Punks on Dope)"

Set 01:
1. Traffic - "You Can All Join In"
2. Shocking Blue - "Boll Weevil"
3. Jeff Beck Group - "Morning Dew"
4. Firesign Theatre - "Balliol Bros."

Set 02:
1. Les McCann & Eddie Harris - "Compared to What"
2. Curtis Mayfield - "(Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All Going To Go"
3. David Bromberg - "The Main Street Moan"

Set 03:
1. Frank Zappa - "Latex Solar Beef"
2. Gil Scott-Heron - "Lady Day and John Coltrane"
3. Ivor Biggun - "Wanking Your Blues Away"
4. John Hartford - "Boogie"
5. Frank Zappa - "My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama"
6. Temple City Kazoo Orchestra - "Whole Lotta Love"
7. Firesign Theatre - "Bob's Brazerko Lounge"

Set 04:
1. Gil Scott-Heron - "Home is Where the Hatred Is"
2. Hildegarde Knef - "From Here On In It Gets Rough"
3. Robert Crumb & His Cheap Suit Serenaders - "Get a Load of This"
4. John Hartford - "Steamboat Whistle Blow"
5. Captain Beefheart - "Dachau Blues"
6. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - "With a Little Help From My Friends"

Set 05:
1. Randy Newman - "Mr President (Have Pity on the Working Man)"
2. Neil Innes & The World - "9-5 Pollution Blues"
3. The Tubes - "What Do You Want From Life?"
4. The Mothers of Invention - "Later That Night"
5. Edith Massey - "Big Girls Don't Cry"
6. Jeff Beck Group - "I Ain't Superstitious"
7. The Yardbirds - "Hot House of Omagarashid"
8. Firesign Theatre - "Duke of Madness Motors"

Set 06:
1. Janis Joplin & Big Brother and The Holding Company - "Summertime"
2. Joni Mitchell - "Electricity"
3. Jimi Hendrix - "Gypsy Fire (demo)"

Closer: Jimi Hendrix - "Hear My Train a 'Comin'"