Wednesday, May 02, 2007

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


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