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The Jewel Case: Number Bands (05.30.19)

We're paying tribute to "NUMBER BANDS"- bands and artists who feature numbers in their names. We'll be hearing from the Four Tops, the B-52s, MC5, and whole mess of others, but first...

  • The High Numbers- Leaving Here
  • Jimi Hendrix- Freedom
  • 45 Grave- Evil
  • Niney The Observer- Blood and Fire
  • Sam Phillips- Baby I Can’t Please You
  • David Bazan- When We Fell
  • The Benny Goodman Sextet ft. Count Basie- Wholly Cats (HB Benny Goodman)
  • The Clash- Rock The Casbah(HB Topper Headon)
  • Rachid Taha- Rock El Casbah
  • Gogol Bordello- Start Wearing Purple
  • Dennis Brown- Man Next Door
  • J.D. McPherson- Mother Of Lies
  • Ronnie Hudson & The Street People- West Coast Poplock
  • 1000 Homo DJs- Supernaut

And now for the theme: Number Bands

  • The Minus 5- Bambi Molester
  • The B-52’s- 6060-842
  • Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band- Spreadin’ Honey
  • Deltron 3030- Mastermind
  • Old 97’s- Jagged
  • Sixteen Horsepower- I Seen What I Saw
  • The James Hunter Six- Free Your Mind (While You Still Got Time) 
  • U2- Desire
  • The Harmonizing Four- Oh Sinner
  • The Phantom Six Plastic Rain
  • Slant 6- Don’t You Ever
  • Count Five- Mailman
  • Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five- Heebie Jeebies
  • Jackson 5- I Want You Back
  • The’s- The Barracuda
  • Jurassic 5- The Influence
  • 23 Skidoo- Coup
  • Fun Boy Three- The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum
  • The Hot 8 Brass Band- Ghost Town
  • MC5- Kick Out The Jams
  • The Four Brothers- Takava Neko
  • The 101ers- Motor Boys Motor
  • United 8-  Getting Uptown (To Get Down) 
  • The Four Tops- I Can’t Help Myself (Sugarpie, Honeybunch)
  • Sugarman 3- Funky So-And-So
  • Outkast (Andre 3000)- Dracula’s Wedding
  • Funky Four +1- That’s The Joint
  • Timbuk3- The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades
  • Ten Years After- Spoonful
  • Buick 6- Righteously 
  • Los Super Seven- Compay Gato
  • Galaxie 500- Fourth Of July

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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