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The Jewel Case: Frontman Takes Five (08-29-19)

This week we "give the drummer some". And the bassist. And the keyboardist. And the guitarist, too. Our theme is "FRONTMAN TAKES FIVE"- we'll be featuring songs sung by OTHER members of the group than the usual lead singer. Results can vary; sometimes one is left with a clearer understanding why the member is NOT the lead singer (*cough*...Uli Roth, bless your heart). Other times, those tracks turn into hit singles (I'm lookin' at you, Don Brewer and Buck Dharma).

  • Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70 wi/Ginger Baker- Let’s Start
  • Iggy & the Stooges- Shake Appeal
  • R.E.M.- Superman (Mike Mills)
  • The Chris Robinson Brotherhood- Dog Eat Sun (RIP Neal Casal) 
  • The Jackson 5- I Want You Back (HB Michael Jackson)
  • Charlie Parker- Ornithology (HB Charlie Parker)
  • Meshell Ndegeocello- If That’s Your Boyfriend (He Wasn’t Last Night) (HB Meshell Ndegeocello)
  • Brook Benton & Dinah Washington- A Rockin’ Good Way (to Mess Around and Fall in Love) (HB Dinah Washington)
  • Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos- Como se Goza en el Barrio
  • Arsenio Rodriguez- Rumba Guajira
  • The Shaolin Afronauts- The Scarab
  • Dr. Octagon- Earth People
  • Hawkwind- Silver Machine (Single Version) (Lemmy)

----------THEME: Frontman Takes Five (Vocalist in parentheses)----------

  • 14. Pink Floyd- Astronomy Domine (Richard Wright)
  • Pixies- Gigantic (Kim Deal)
  • Buffalo Springfield- Good Time Boy (Dewey Martin)
  • MC5- Shaking Street (Fred “Sonic” Smith)
  • Grand Funk- We’re An American Band (Don Brewer)
  • Aerosmith- Bright Light Fright (Joe Perry)
  • Squeeze- Tempted (Paul Carrack)
  • The Velvet Underground- After Hours (Maureen Tucker)
  • The Supremes- Buttered Popcorn (Florence Ballard)
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience- She’s So Fine (Noel Redding)
  • Scorpions- Hell Cat (Uli Roth)
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers- Psychotic Reaction (Live) (Stan Lynch)
  • The Beach Boys- Sail On Sailor (Blondie Chaplin)
  • The Kinks- Strangers (Dave Davies)
  • Oasis- The Importance of Being Idle (Noel Gallagher)
  • Faces- Ooh La La (Ronnie Wood)
  • Kiss- Hard Luck Woman (Peter Criss)
  • The Beatles- Act Naturally (Ringo Starr)
  • The Rolling Stones- Before They Make Me Run (Keith Richards)
  • Deep Purple- Gettin’ Tighter (Glenn Hughes)
  • The Police- On Any Other Day (Stewart Copeland)
  • The White Stripes- In The Cold, Cold Night (Meg White)
  • Cream- Pressed Rat And Warthog (Ginger Baker)
  • Grateful Dead- Pride Of Cucamonga (Phil Lesh) 
  • The Who- Boris The Spider (John Entwistle)
  • The Clash- Guns Of Brixton (Paul Simonon)
  • Cheap Trick- I Know What I Want (Tom Petersson)
  • Queen- The Loser In The End (Roger Taylor)
  • XTC- Making Plans For Nigel (Colin Moulding)
  • The Doors- Ships w/Sails (Ray Manzarek)
  • Blue Oyster Cult- Don’t Fear the Reaper (Buck Dharma)

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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