Episode 76 – Eric Clapton: The Early Years Part 2

In this, the second of two shows, we are taking a look at the career of Eric Clapton between 1963 and 1972 covering the bands he was in, solo record and session work.

  • Labio-Dental Fricative – Vivian Stanshall & the Sean Head Showband
  • Teasin – King Curtis
  • Rockin’ 50’s Rock n’ Roll – The Crickets
  • Go Back Home – Steven Stills
  • I’m Your Spiritual Breadman – Ashton, Gardner & Dyke
  • Don’t You Believe It – Jonathan Kelly
  • Washita Love Child – Jesse Ed Davis
  • Rockin Daddy – Howlin Wolf
  • Medicated Goo – PP Arnold
  • Craney Crow – Dr John
  • Plug Me In – George Harrison
  • Dirty Mother for You – Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
  • Matchbox – Derek and the Dominos, Johnny Cash & Carl Perkins
  • Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
  • Crispy Duck – Bobby Keys
  • Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham – Bobby Whitlock
  • Let It Grow  – Eric Clapton

Episode 75 – Eric Clapton: The Early Years Part 1

In this, the first of two show, we are taking a look at the career of Eric Clapton between 1963 and 1972 covering the bands he was in, solo records and session work.

  • Take It Easy Baby (Version One)- The Yardbirds & Sonny Boy Williamson
  • Pretty Girls Everywhere – Otis Spann
  • I’m Your Witchdoctor (Mono Version) – John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers
  • Tribute To Elmore – Eric Clapton & Jimmy Page
  • Shim-Sham-Shimmy – Champion Jack Dupree
  • Crossroads – The Powerhouse
  • Rollin’ & Tumblin’ (Early version) – Cream
  • I’ve Got My Own Thing Going – Claire Francis
  • I Just Wanna Dance – Dave Rich
  • This Sporting Life – Caroline Munro
  • Are You Hung Up? – Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention
  • Ski-ing – George Harrison
  • Good To Me As I am To You – Aretha Franklin
  • The Eagle Laughs At You – Jackie Lomax
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Mono Version) – The Beatles
  • Yer Blues – The Dirty Mac
  • Closing Jam – Eric Clapton & Buddy Guy
  • Can’t Find My Way Home (Electric Version) – Blind Faith
  • I’m Gonna Leave You – Martha Velez
  • That’s The Way God Planned It (Parts 1 & 2) – Billy Preston
  • No One Knows – Free Creek
  • Cold Turkey – The Plastic Ono Band
  • What Will You Blues – Doris Troy
  • Man Hole Covered Wagon – Shawn Phillips
  • Exchange & Mart – Rick Grech
  • The New Sweet Home Chicago – Leon Russell
  • Comin Home – Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
  • She Rides – Eric Clapton

Episode 74 – Songs About The Beatles

Now we do like The Beatles here at Squire Towers so we invited Darryl Bullock (who is also a bit of a Fab Four fan) in to talk about songs that either mention the band or were inspired by them.

  • Ringo I Love You – Bonnie Jo Mason
  • The Boy With The Beatles Hair – The Swans
  • All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle – Dora Bryan
  • Ich Wunsch Mir Zum Geberstag Beatle – Die Sweetles
  • A Letter To The Beatles – The Four Preps
  • Bring Back My Beatles To Me – Bonnie Brooks
  • Stand Up & Holler – Foto-Fi Four
  • I Want A Beatle For Christmas – Becky Lee Beck
  • A Beatle I Want To Be – Sonny Curtis
  • John You Went Too Far This Time – Rainbo
  • I Dream I Was A Beatle – Murray Kellum
  • Time Marches On – Wilfred Brambell
  • I Want To Kiss Ringo – Penny Valentine
  • Beatles – Forbes
  • My Boyfriend Got A Beatle Haircut – Donna Lynn
  • We Won’t Say Goodbye John – Iren Koster
  •  We Love The Beatles – The Vernons’ Girls
  • The Beatles & The Stones – The House Of Love
  • You Can’t Go Far Without A Guitar, Unless You’re Ringo Starr – Neil Shepherd
  • George Harrison – Udi Subibi
  • Early 1970 – Ringo Starr

Episode 73 – Classical Gas

In this month’s episode, we take a look at songs in the pop world that have taken inspiration from the classical world.

  • Georgetown (Tubular Bells) – Mike Oldfield
  • Once Upon A Dream – Mary Costa & Bill Shirley
  • Don’t You Know? – Della Reese
  • It’s Now Or Never – Elvis Presley
  • Past, Present & Future – The Shangri-La’s
  • Rain & Tears – Aphrodite’s Child
  • Night Of Fear (Alternative Take) – The Move
  • In The Hall Of The Mountain King – The Who
  • Variation On A Theme By Erik Satie (1st& 2ndMovement) – Blood, Sweat & Tears
  • Joybringer – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
  • American Tune – Paul Simon
  • Also Sprach Zarathustra – Deodato
  • Night On Disco Mountain – David Shire
  • Russians – Sting
  • All By Myself – Eric Carmen

Episode 72 – The Songs of Harry Nilsson Part 2

In this episode, we look another songs of great Harry Nilsson as covered by other people (as well as the great man himself), including rarities from his pre fame days.

  • Readin’, Ridin’ & Racin’ – The Super Stocks
  • Donna, I Undestand – Johnny Niles (Harry Nilsson)
  • Baby, It’s Over – Debbie Burton
  • Let Me Go – Pat & Andre
  • Headlines – The Sunday Funnies
  • Without Her – Blood, Sweat & Tears
  • Butters Lament – The Family Tree
  • I Said Goodbye To Me – The Glass Menagerie
  • Sleep Late, My Lady Friend – Jose Feliciano
  • Together – Sandie Shaw
  • 1941 – Tom Northcott
  • Poly High – Harpers Bizarre
  • I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City – Sagittarius
  • Good Times – Alan Lake
  • Wailing Of The Willow – Astrud Gilberto
  • Rainmaker – Bobbie Gentry
  • Don’t Leave Me – Griffin
  • Remember – Andy Williams
  • The Puppy Song – David Cassidy
  • Open Your Window – The 5thDimension
  • Easy For Me – Ringo Starr
  • Me & My Arrow – Davy Jones
  • Bath – Doris

Episode 71 – Completely Solo Records

Normally, solo records are ones that a member of a band makes away from their normal band mates. However, some people have made records where they play everything (more or less) and in this episode, we are looking at a selection of these.

  • For You – Prince
  • Dixie Peach Promenade – Skip Spence
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Blues – The Blue Ridge Rangers
  • Reverie – Tomita
  • Tame The Lion – Emitt Rhodes
  • Pink Moon – Nick Drake
  • Easy On You – Mickey Dolenz
  • Flight Of The Moonglade – Jon Anderson
  • Oxygene Part IV (Single Version) – Jean-Michael Jarre
  • Determination – Todd Rundgren
  • Arc Of A Diver – Steve Winwood
  • Atlantic City – Bruce Springsteen
  • Fragile – Paul Rodgers
  • Grandlelinquent – Klerk Kent
  • I Hate Alternative Rock – Bob Mould
  • The Dreamer – Paddy McAloon

Episode 70 – Answer Songs

The answer song is a curious beast. As the name suggests, this is a recording of a song in answer to another song normally but not always by a different artist. Here we have a look at some dating from the mid 20thcentury. 

  • Oh! Neil – Carol King
  • I’ll Save The Last Dance For You – Damita Jo
  • The Tiger’s Wide Awake – The Romeos
  • Mannish Boy – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • I’m A Man – Bo Diddley
  • I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man – Muddy Waters
  • When A Woman Loves A Man – Esther Phillips
  • Mama’s Got A Bag Of Her Own – Anna King
  • It’s A Man’s Woman’s World (Part 1) – Irma Thomas
  • I’ll Let You Hold My Hand – The Bootles
  • That’s My Life (My Love & My Home) – Freddie Lennon
  • Yes I’m Lonesome Tonight – Carpenter Thelma
  • Queen Of The House – Jody Miller
  • Ringo’s Revenge – Robin Garrett
  • They Took You Away, I’m Glad, I’m Glad – Teddy & Darrel
  • Not Just Tomorrow, But Always – Bartell Douche
  • Don’t Let Him Shop Around – Debbie Dean
  • You Should Know I’m Still Your Baby – Sammi Lynn
  • Jerry (I’m Your Sherry) – Tracey Dey
  • The Dawn Of Correction – Spokesmen
  • He’ll Have To Stay – Jeanne Black

Episode 69 – Now That’s What I Call A Bit Familiar

Considering there are only seven notes and a limited amount of keys, it is not surprising that there occasions where songs come along that sound similar to another one. In this episode we take a look at a selection of songs that fit that category.

  • Bull Doze Blues – Henry Thomas
  • This Could Be The Last Time – The Staple Singers
  • You Need Love – Muddy Waters
  • You’ll Be Mine – Howlin’ Wolf
  • Little B – The Shadows
  • I’m The Face – The High Numbers
  • The Mutant – Tudor Horne
  • Time – Booker T & Priscilla
  • How Sweet To Be An Idiot – Neil Innes
  • Dance With The Devil – Cozy Powell
  • Mister Kingdom – Electric Light Orchestra
  • Jet Boy, Jet Girl – Elton Montello
  • Catch The Rainbow – Rainbow
  • Got To Give It Up (Part 1) – Marvin Gaye
  • Windy City – Sweet
  • Eighties – Killing Joke
  • Dromoi Pou Agapisa – Eleni Vitaliney

Episode 68 – Stick It To The Man

Be it campaigning against the rich, politicians or your record company, musicians have been sticking it to the man for years. In this episode, we look at some examples and the stories behind them. 

  • Hey Joe/Sunshine Of Your Love – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • This Land Is Your Land – Woody Guthrie
  • If I Had A Hammer – The Weavers
  • Street Fighting Man (Single Version) – The Rolling Stones
  • White Boots Marching In A Yellow Land – Phil Ochs
  • Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Powerman – The Kinks
  • Hey Mr Manager – Badfinger
  • Part Of The Union – The Strawbs
  • The Eton Rifles – The Jam
  • GLC – The Menace
  • The Guns Of Brixton – The Clash
  • I’m Alright Jack – Tom Robinson Band
  • Radio, Radio – Elvis Costello
  • Which Side Are You On – Billy Bragg
  • Fight The Power – Public Enemy
  • Killing In The Name – Rage Against The Machine
  • Up Yours! – Edgar Broughton Band

Episode 67 – More High Times

Following on from out High Times from a couple of years ago, we look at some of the songs that had reference drugs from the mid 60s until the early 70s.

  • Kicks – Paul Revere & the Raiders
  • Needle Of Death – Bert Jansch
  • LSD – Pretty Things
  • Heroin (Alt Version) – The Velvet Underground
  • The L.S. Bumble Bee – Peter Cook & Dudley Moore
  • Acid – Stu Mitchell (with Wes Dakus Rebels)
  • Snow White – Winston’s Fumbs
  • Experimenting With L.S.D. In The Studio – Andromeda
  • Cold Turkey – Big Boy Pete
  • London Social Degree – Billy Nicholls
  • Artificial Energy (Mono) – The Byrds
  • Amphetamine Annie – Canned Heat
  • LSD – Wendell Austin & The Country Swingers
  • Amphetamine Gazelle – Mad River
  • Mrs. Cocaine – The Exception
  • Sister Morphine – Marianne Faithfull
  • Sugar Man – Rodrigues
  • The Pusher – Hoyt Axton
  • Slow Death – Flamin’ Groovies