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The Jewel Case: Motorvatin' (09.27.18)

It's hard to believe that, in the nearly-3-year history of The Jewel Case, we've never done car songs as a theme. That changes tonight at 8 Eastern. Join us for "MOTORVATIN'": 2 hours of tunes about cars and driving from everyone from The Dixie Hummingbirds to Rush to Lightnin' Hopkins to Public Enemy, and loads more to boot. Hop in- we're all gassed up and waiting.

  • Blues Explosion- Damage
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds- Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
  • Taj Mahal- Chevrolet
  • Transglobal Underground- Yellow And Black Taxi Cab
  • Metallica- Orion
  • Charlie Parker Quintet- Au Privave
  • Sly & Robbie- Eden Dub
  • Pazy & The Black Hippies- Wa Ho Ha
  • Candi Staton- Heart On A String 
  • The Move- Lightning Never Strikes Twice
  • Patti Smith- Stride Of The Mind
  • Miles Davis- The Pan Piper
  • Balanescu Quartet- Autobahn

And now for theme: Motorvatin’

  • (Chevrolet Commercial)
  • The Breeders- Wait In The Car
  • Guided By Voices- Motor Away
  • Billy “The Kid” Emerson- Every Woman I Know
  • Chuck Berry- You Can’t Catch Me
  • Chris Smither- Maybellene
  • Rush- Red Barchetta
  • (Pontiac Commercial)
  • Sonny Boy Williamson II- Pontiac Blues
  • Vince Taylor- Brand New Cadillac
  • The 101’ers- Motor Boys Motor
  • Deep Purple- Highway Star
  • Gary Numan- Cars
  • (GM Guardian Maintenance Commercial)
  • Jackie Brenston- Rocket 88
  • The Bottle Rockets- Thousand Dollar Car
  • David Bowie- Always Crashing In The Same Car (Live)
  • Tom Waits- Diamonds On My Windshield
  • (Nash Commercial)
  • The Beach Boys- Shut Down
  • Justin Townes Earle- Champagne Corolla
  • Prince- Little Red Corvette
  • Jan & Dean- Dead Man’s Curve
  • Robert Mitchum- The Ballad Of Thunder Road
  • The Dixie Hummingbirds- Christian’s Automobile
  • (Studebaker Lark Commercial)
  • The Who- Going Mobile
  • Gene Vincent- Pink Thunderbird
  • Memphis Minnie- Me And My Chauffeur Blues
  • Janis Joplin- Mercedes Benz
  • Robert Johnson- Terraplane Blues
  • Mark Lanegan- Driving Death Valley Blues
  • Public Enemy- You’re Gonna Get Yours
  • (Dodge Commercial)
  • David Lindley & El Rayo X- Mercury Blues (Live)
  • Queen- I’m In Love With My Car
  • Greg Brown- Brand New ‘64 Dodge

Join Tod Weidner on Thursday, 8-11pm for The Jewel Case, a weekly celebration of all manner of musical goodness: deep cuts, forgotten treasures, and curiosities with a new theme each show spanning all genres, eras and locales 

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