Mid-Day Jamboree (Music)
With Fred Gumaer
Sat Jul 30th 2011 1.00pm–3.00pm
Time zone: central
Bob Allen “Midday Jamboree Theme” from single (self 1995) L —Thanks to Fred Gumaer and all of his great listeners for letting me "co-host" the Mid-Day Jamboree today. Great fun exploring the blending of pop/rock and country music! -Rich ReeseBuy it!
The Searchers “Almost Saturday Night” from 40th Anniversary Collection (Castle 2003) —A song that was recorded in 1979 on Sire Records. Written by John Fogerty - it's been covered by Dave Edmunds, Rick Nelson, Gene Clark & Carla Olson. John Fogerty also recorded it.Buy it!
Chuck Berry “Maybelline” (Chess 1955) R L —From the father of Rock and Roll who was honored yesterday with a statue in University City. Also threw out the first pitch at the Cubs/Cards game at Busch Stadium. The songs owes much to Bob Wills and his version of Ida Red.Buy it!
We All Together “The City Will Be A Country” from We All Together (Lazarus Audio Products 1972) —A pop band from Peru who does a pretty fair job on the country-tinged number from their first of only 2 releases.Buy it!
Beau Brummels “Oh Lonesome Me” from Introducing The Beau Brummels (Sundazed 1965) —Another track from today's playlist that's been covered multiple times; including Neil Young, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles and Johnny Cash - written by Don Gibon.Buy it!
Continental Drifters “Some Of Shelly's Blues” from Continental Drifters (Monkey Hill 1994) —Starting off a set of three songs written by Monkee, Mike Nesmith. This one features the amazing vocals of Susan Cowsill.Buy it!
The Monkees “Papa Gene's Blues” from The Monkees (Colgems 1966) —And one by The Monkees from their debut lp. It was the only song on this release written entirely by Mike Nesmith. He co-wrote one other.Buy it!
Nick Lowe “Without Love (live)” from Live! On The Battlefield (Upstart 1994) —A live verion of this song that originally was on Nick's Labour of Lust lp. I chose this one because it features the fine guitar work of Bill Kirchen.Buy it!
The Domino Kings “Some Kind Of Sign” from Some Kind of Sign (Hightone 2008) —A band that brings Nick Lowe to mind. They are from Springfield, MO and were produced by Lou Whitney of the Skeletons.Buy it!
Todd Rundgren “The Range War” from Runt. The Ballad of Todd Rundgren (Bearsville / Rhino 1971) —Great song from a great Todd Rundgren album. Todd does a fine Floyd Cramer imitation on the piano.Buy it!
Clovis Roblaine “Stone Cold” from The Clovis Roblaine Story (Clovis Roblaine 2008) —A session musician who wanted to become an engineer. He and a drummer friend of his practiced engineering on some songs he threw togeter and ended up with an excellent album.Buy it!
Gerry & The Pacemakers “A Fool To Myself (2008 Digital Remaster)” from You'll Never Walk Alone (EMI 2008) —Written by Gerry Marsden. Nice country feel on this one while still retaining that Mersey Beat sound.Buy it!
The Notting Hillbillies “Will You Miss Me” from Missing... Presumed Having a Good Time (Rhino/Warner Bros. 1990) —Mark Knopfler's other band besides Dire Straits. He's worked with Emmylou Harris, Chet Atkins and done a fine country flavored album - the only one the Notting Hillbillies did back in 1990.Buy it!
Bees Make Honey “Music Every Night” from Pub Rock: Paving The Way For Punk Rock (Bees Make Honey) —Pub Rock which was around in the early 70's in Great Britain was basically rock and roll that relied very heavily on r&b music and country music.Buy it!