Sunday, January 03, 2010

January 1, 2010, playlist with host Alex McNeil

Happy New Year! My guest d.j. today was Rich the Truck Driver, who generously pledged for air time during our Fundraising Week. Thanks, Rich!
01. Fairport Convention - Come All Ye (LP, 1969)
02. Steve Miller Band - Brave New World (LP, 1969)
03. Band - Hang Up My Rock and Roll Shoes [live] (LP, 1972)
04. Big Brother & Holding Co. - Combination of the Two (LP, 1968)
05. Country Joe & Fish - Love (LP, 1968)
06. Apple Pie Motherhood Band - The Ultimate/Contact (LP, 1968)
07. Chicago Transit Authority - South California Purples (LP, 1968)
08. Rolling Stones - You Got to Move (LP, 1971)
09. John Mayall & Bluesbreakers - Telephone Blues (LP)
10. Butterfield Blues Band - Work Song (CD, 1966)
11. Ten Years After - Adventures of a Young Organ (LP, 1967)
12. Brian Auger & Trinity - Red Beans and Rice (LP, 1969)
13. Tom Waits - Ol' 55 (CD)
14. Linda Ronstadt - Willin' (LP, 1974)
15. Bob Dylan - I Shall Be Released [live] (CD, 1975)
16. Joni Mitchell - Woodstock [live] (LP, 1980)
17. Jimi Hendrix - Them Changes [live] (LP, 1970)
18. Grand Funk Railroad - Mean Mistreater [live] (CD, 1971)
19. Wishbone Ash - Blind Eye (CD)
20. Grateful Dead - Hurts Me Too [live] (CD, 1972)
21. Humble Pie - Stone Cold Fever [live] (LP)
22. J. Geils Band - Cruisin' for a Love [live] (CD)
23. Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride [live] (LP)
24. B. Bumble & Stingers - Nut Rocker (CD, 1961)


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Good show Rich and Alex!

Wrong version!
You played "Nutrocker" by B. Bumble & the Stingers in honor of the hockey game. Assuming the connection is the fact that in the 1970's Channel 38 used the tune as their opening & closing theme music for their broadcasts of the Boston Bruins games, that's the wrong version. The one used by Channel 38 was The Ventures' version, called "Nutty", found on their LP "Where the Action Is" (and also on the budget compilation "Guitar Genius"). Not B. Bumble or Emerson, Lake & Palmer's versions, but The Ventures.
Alex, you should find that one and give it a spin on a future show. It would be very nostalgic to old Bruins fans who, unless they may have the Ventures' records, may not have heard it since a Bruins game on Channel 38 in the 70's.
And as a follow-up, for further Bruins musical memories, you could play The Ventures' tune "The Swingin' Creeper" which was played as the theme for 38's "Bruins Highlights" show that followed each game, hosted by Tom Larson. That selection is on the album "The Ventures a Go-Go", and also on the "Guitar Genius" LP.

Those were the days when a TV station could just play any record as a theme for a show. I'm guessing that Ch.38 just picked up the "Guitar Genius" LP for a couple bucks (as I did!) and picked out those two selections for use with their Bruins telecasts. By the late 70's they did replace "Nutty" with some unknown (probably newly recorded) version.
But for us who followed The Bruins on TV-38 during those great years in the 70's it's The Ventures and The Ventures only!

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