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Rare Candy No. 14- This is the end, my beautiful friend (You have to read it in a Jim Morrison yowl or it isn’t funny) (May 9, 2011)

May 9, 2011

Song Title- Artist, Album (Year of Release)

8 P.M.

1) All I Have Are Memories [Kevin Kelly Vocal Take]- The Byrds, Sweetheart of the Rodeo (1968)

2) Brokedown Palace- Grateful Dead, American Beauty (1970)

3) Rain King- Counting Crows, August and Everything After (1993)

4) Take the Money and Run- Crosby & Nash, Wind on the Water (1973)

5) A Passage to Bangkok- Rush, 2112 (1976)

6) Hot Cakes- El Ten Eleven, Every Direction Is North (2007)

7) Doctor Kiss-Kiss- 5000 Volts, 5000 Volts (1975)

8) Everything Is Coming Our Way/Para los Rumberos- Santana, Santana (III) (1971)

9) What Am I Doing Hangin’ ‘Round?- Michael Martin Murphey, Geronimo’s Cadillac (1972)

10) Time of No Reply- Nick Drake, Made to Love Magic (1968)

11) Promises I’ve Made- Emitt Rhodes, Emitt Rhodes (1970)

12) To Be Myself Completely- Belle & Sebastian, The Life Pursuit (2006)

13) After Hours- The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground (1969)

14) Six O’ Clock News- John Prine, John Prine (1971)

15) Captured Angel- Dan Fogelberg, Captured Angel (1975)

16) I’ve Got A Thing About Seeing My Grandson Grow Old- Cat Stevens, The Very Best of Cat Stevens (1970)

17) God Don’t Own A Car- Jimmy Buffett, High Cumberland Jubilee (1971)

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Rare Candy No. 13- Quit Your Bitchin’, We’ll Play Shalamar (May 2, 2011)

May 2, 2011

Song Title- Artist, Album (Year of Release)

8 P.M.

1) Same Old Scene- Roxy Music, Flesh + Blood (1980)

2) America- Simon & Garfunkel, Bookends (1968)

3) Beechwood Park- The Zombies, Odessey & Oracle (1968)

4) Campaigner- Neil Young, Decade (1977)

5) My Uncle- The Flying Burrito Bros., The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969)

6) Me & My Uncle- Grateful Dead, Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses) (1971)

7) Daniel and the Sacred Harp- The Band, Stage Fright (1970)

8) Sign on the Window- Bob Dylan, New Morning (1970)

9) Oh Mommy- Brewer & Shipley, Tarkio (1970)

10) Banana Splits (Tra La La Song)- The Dickies, The Incredible Shrinking Dickies (1979)

11) I Think I Need A New Heart- The Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs (1999)

12) Midnite Cruiser- Steely Dan, Can’t Buy A Thrill (1972)

13) Wildcat- Ratatat, Classics (2006)

14) Painted Soldiers- Pavement, Brain Candy OST (1994)

15) I’ll Fix Your Flat Tire, Merle- Pure Prairie League, Two Lane Highway (1975)

16) Don’t Leave Your Records In The Sun- John Hartford, Mark Twang (1976)

17) Jesus Was A Capricorn- Kris Kristofferson, Jesus Was A Capricorn (1972)

18) Down Home Town- Electric Light Orchestra, Face The Music (1975)

19) Vacancy- Harry Chapin, Verities and Balderdash (1974)
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Rare Candy No. 12 (April 25, 2011)

April 25, 2011

Song Title – Artist, Album (Year of Release)

8 P.M.

1) Medley: I’m So Proud/Ooh Baby Baby/La La Means I Love You/Cool Jerk – Todd Rundgren, A Wizard, A True Star (1973)

2) Prisencolinensinainciusol – Adriano Celentano, Nostal Rock (1973)

3) Over The Hill – John Martyn, Solid Air (1973)

4) Hard Lovin’ Loser – Judy Collins, In My Life (1966)

5) The Persecution & Restoration Of Dean Moriarty (On The Road) – Aztec Two-Step, Aztec Two-Step (1972)

6) Sway – The Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers (1971)

7) All Night Train – New Grass Revival, Fly Through The Country (1975)

8) Ace In The Hole – Michael Martin Murphey, Michael Murphey (1974)

9) Centre For Holy Wars – The New Pornographers, Mass Romantic (2000)

10) Osalobua Rekpama [Mono] – Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestros, Nigeria Special, Volume 1: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-6 (1970)

11) Wonderful World, Beautiful People – Jimmy Cliff, History Of Trojan Records, Volume 1: 1968-1971 (1969)

12) Something’s Jumpin’ In Your Shirt – Malcolm McLaren, Waltz Darling (w/ The Bootzilla Orchestra feat. Bootsy Collins & Jeff Beck) (1989)

9 P.M.

Six Degrees Of Separation:

1: Alcatraz – Leon Russell, Leon Russell And The Shelter People (1971)

  • Leon Russell arranged the strings on Gene Clark’s solo debut, Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers.

2: The French Girl [Mono Version] – Gene Clark, Gene Clark With The Gosdin Brothers (1967)

  •  Ian Tyson, the songwriter behind “The French Girl” is best known for “Four Strong Winds” a song covered by many including Neil Young on Comes A Time (1978).

3: Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere – Neil Young, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969)

  • Neil Young collaborator Jack Nitzsche was famous music producer Phil Spector’s right-hand man for many years. Spector was a co-producer with George Harrison on All Things Must Pass.

4: Awaiting On You All – George Harrison, All Things Must Pass (1970)

  • Drummer Alan White played on the All Things Must Pass sessions and has played with Yes from 1972-present.

5: Roundabout [Live] – Yes, Yessongs (1973)

  • Both Yes and The Nice had a member who would play in prog rock “supergroup” Refugee. Those members would be Patrick Moraz (Yes keyboardist for 1974’s Relayer) and Lee Jackson (The Nice vocalist).

6: The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack – The Nice, The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack (1967)

Free Play Continues:

13) Burning Airlines Give You So Much More – Brian Eno, Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) (1974)

14) This Side – Nickel Creek, This Side (2002)

15) House Burning Down – The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Electric Ladyland (1968)

Rare Candy No. 11 (April 18, 2011)

April 18, 2011

Song Title – Artist, Album (Year of Release)

8 P.M.

1) Hard Rain Fallin’ – Sir Lord Baltimore, Kingdom Come (1970)

2) Dearg Doom – Horslips, The Táin (1973)

3) House Of The King – Focus, Focus 3 (1972)

4) Agony (No Jugamos) (feat. Nate Denver) – MF Grimm, American Hunger (2006)

5) Buffalo Gals – Malcolm McLaren, Duck Rock (1983)

6) Double Dutch – Malcolm McLaren, Duck Rock (1983)

7) Graham Greene – John Cale, Paris 1919 (1973)

8) The Tide Is High – The Paragons, History Of Trojan Records, Volume 1: 1968-1971 (1967)

9) Hey Jude [Beatles Cover] – Assagai, Assagai (1971)

10) This Land Is Your Land – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Naturally (2005)

11) Young Boy Blues – The Honey Drippers, Volume One (1984)

12) My Song – Aretha Franklin, Sweet Soul Music: Voices From The Shadows [Comp.] (1968)

13) Ti Offro Da Bere – Gianni Morandi, Mondo Cane Originals (1964)

14) Sour Milk Sea – Jackie Lomax, Is This What You Want? (1969)

15) Number One In The Country – Sarah Kernochan, House Of Pain (1973)

9 P.M.

Six Degrees of Separation:

1: Tired Of Waiting For You [The Kinks Cover] – The Flock, The Flock (1969)

  • Jerry Goodman played the prominent violin part with the Chicago jazz-rock group The Flock until he was recruited to join John McLaughlin’s jazz fusion ensemble Mahavishnu Orchestra. He stayed with them for their first two studio albums/three years.

2: Awakening – The Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Inner Mounting Flame (1971)

  • Both albums were released on Columbia Records in 1971, which displays the significant range of recordings the record company was releasing at the time. The Inner Mounting Flame was a hit and considered very influential in the development of its genre, while the Cale-Riley collaboration wasn’t put out until a year after it was recorded. It received lukewarm critical reception.

3: The Soul Of Patrick Lee (feat. Adam Miller) – John Cale & Terry Riley, Church Of Anthrax (1971)

  • “Ship Of Fools” was of a song penned by each the Grateful Dead (from the 1974 album Grateful Dead from the Mars Hotel) and John Cale (from the 1974 album Fear). These songs are completely different and independent and came out by these two artists the same year.

4: Workingman’s Dead Promo / New Speedway Boogie – Grateful Dead, Workingman’s Dead (1970)

  • “New Speedway Boogie” was written about the Altamont Festival in 1969.  The Flying Burrito Bros. appeared at that concert.  Sneaky Pete Kleinow, that band’s pedal steel player is featured on Joni Mitchell’s “California.”

5: California – Joni Mitchell, Blue (1971)

  • Also featured on the track “California” is the drummer Russ Kunkel, an L.A. session man who appeared on many of the classic LPs of the era including Jackson Browne’s Hold Out.

6: Call It A Loan – Jackson Browne , Hold Out (1980)

Free Play Continues

16) Machines – Lothar & the Hand People (1968)

17) Johnny Carson – The Beach Boys, Love You (1977)

18) The Moon Just Turned Blue – J.D. Souther, You’re Only Lonely (1979)

19) Landfall – Jimmy Buffett, Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes (1977)

20) Tom Traubert’s Blues (Four Sheets To The Wind In Copenhagen) – Tom Waits, Small Change (1976)

21) Fraternity Blues [Live] – Townes Van Zandt, Live At The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas (1973)

22) Johnny Strikes Up The Band [Live] – Warren Zevon, Stand In The Fire (1980)

Rare Candy No. 10 (April 4, 2011)

April 4, 2011

Song Title – Artist, Album (Year of Release)

8 P.M.

1) Stand! – Sly & The Family Stone, Stand! (1969)

2) I’m An Actor – Phoenix, Alphabetical (2004)

3) She Smiled Sweetly – The Rolling Stones, Between The Buttons (1967)

4) Born A Woman [from Bowi EP] – Nick Lowe, Jesus Of Cool (1977)

5) Baby Come On Home – Led Zeppelin, Coda (1982)

6) Tell Me Something Good – Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Rags To Rufus (1974)

7) I Want A Break Thru [Mono Single B-Side] – The Hykkers, Nigeria Special, Volume 1: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-6 (1972)

8) Thank You For Sending Me An Angel – Talking Heads, More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)

9) Nine Times Blue/Little Red Rider – Michael Nesmith & The First National Band, Magnetic South (1970)

10) The Range War – Todd Rundgren, Runt: The Ballad Of Todd Rundgren (1971)

11) Shanty – Jonathan Edwards, Jonathan Edwards (1971)

12) El Scorcho [Live at Y100 Sonic Session] – Weezer, Pinkerton [Deluxe Edition] (1997)

13) High Flying Bird – Judy Henske, High Flying Bird (1964)

14) Casanova – Roxy Music, Country Life (1974)

9 P.M.

Six Degrees of Separation:

1º: Captain America – Alexis Korner, Musically Rich And Famous (1973)

  • Alexis Korner who persuaded Mayall to move to London and pursue music as a full-time career. Alexis Korner introduced him to many other musicians and helped the band – now called John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – to find gigs, which began with dates at the famous Marquee Club in late 1963.

2º: Room To Move [Live] – John Mayall, The Turning Point (1969)

  • Keef Hartley was John Mayall’s drummer from 1967-1968 before forming the Keef Hartley Band in 1968.

3º: Sinnin’ For You  – Keef Hartley Band, Halfbreed (1969)

  • Neither the Keef Hartley Band nor the Byrds has a Woodstock recording, although both acts are associated with the famous 1969 festival in different ways:
  1. Keef Hartley Band’s show wasn’t officially recorded, and only some audience tapes exist to verify what was played. According to Keef Hartley’s autobiography Halfbreed, his manager requested $2.000 in advance to be recorded and filmed which was refused.
  2. The Byrds were invited to Woodstock but chose not to perform, assuming (as many bands did) that Woodstock was no better than any of the other music festivals that summer. There were also concerns about money. As bassist John York remembers: “We were flying to a gig and Roger [McGuinn] came up to us and said that a guy was putting on a festival in upstate New York. But at that point they weren’t paying all of the bands. He asked us if we wanted to do it and we said, ‘No’. We had no idea what it was going to be. We were burned out and tired of the festival scene. […] So all of us said, ‘No, we want a rest’ and missed the best festival of all.'”

4º: Mae Jean Goes To Hollywood [Outtake] – The Byrds, Ballad Of Easy Rider [Bonus Tracks] (1969)

  • “Mae Jean…”, was written by a young L.A. songwriter who would go on to achieve fame in his own right in the ‘70s. His name was Jackson Browne.

5º: Walking Slow – Jackson Browne, Late For The Sky (1974)

  • Jackson Browne and guitarist Waddy Watchel produced Warren Zevon’s 1978 LP, Excitable Boy.

6º: Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner – Warren Zevon, Excitable Boy (1978)

Free Play Continues

15) The Ballad Of El Goodo [Alternate Lyrics] – Big Star, Keep An Eye On The Sky (1972)

16) Senior Service – Elvis Costello, Armed Forces (1979)

17) Rip It Up – Orange Juice, Rip It Up (1983)

18) Emerald Eyes – Fleetwood Mac, Mystery To Me (1973)

19) Desolation Valley/Waves – Nektar, A Tab In The Ocean [The Original German Mix] (1972)

20) Euphoric Acid – Don Ellis, Tears Of Joy (1971)

Nick Lowe- Bowi [EP] 1977

April 4, 2011

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Rare Candy No. 9 (March 21, 2011)

March 21, 2011

*SORRY, no .mp3 of the show will be available for this week*

Song Title – Artist, Album (Year of Release)

8 P.M.

1)  Hell Is Chrome – Wilco, A Ghost Is Born (2004)

2) Mother Earth – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Dirt Silver and Gold (1976)

3) Cruel To Be Kind – Nick Lowe, Labor Of Lust (1979)

4) Let It Ride – Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Cold Roses (2005)

5) Love Is Just A Five Letter Word [Live] – Joan Baez, From Every Stage (1976)

6) Sweet Revenge – John Prine, Sweet Revenge (1973)

7) Beautiful – Carole King, Tapestry (1971)

8) The Fuse – Jackson Browne, The Pretender (1976)

9) Situation #4 – Mick Greenwood, Living Game (1971)

10) Saga Of Susie Grapevine – Mike Absalom, Mike Absalom (1971)

11) Anonymous – Focus, In And Out Of Focus (1970)

12) The 81 – Candy And The Kisses, Cameo Parkway: 1957-1967 (1964)

13) Out Of Time [Single Version] – The Rolling Stones, Singles Collection: The London Years (1966)

14) Sergeant Fury – The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, The Impossible Dream (1974)

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