Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wednesday Crosscurrents 10/7

Hosts - John Gaguine and Mike Godkin

Today we continue our series of shows featuring proper names

Pure Prairie League - Amie

Eric Clapton - Lay Down Sally
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
The Jaynetts - Sally Go 'Round the Roses
Little Richard - Long Tall Sally

Tom songs:
Simon and Garfunkel - The Only Living Boy in New York
David Bowie - Space Oddity ("Ground Control to Major Tom . . .")
The Who - Tommy Can You Hear Me? (from the rock opera Tommy)

Break - two non-name songs:
I Will Follow Him (Little Peggy March)
Brand New Key (Melanie) (subtle imagery about Melanie's brand new pair of roller skates and how the man in the song needs to use his brand new key)

Crosby, Stills and Nash - Suite Judy Blue Eyes (Stills, written for and about Judy Collins)
John Fred and his Playboy Band - Judy in Disguise

Richie Valens - Donna
Buddy Holly and the Crickets - Peggy Sue

The Joneses:
Billy Paul - Me and Mrs. Jones (a paean to adultery)
Bob Dylan - Ballad of a Thin Man (from the 1965 album Highway 61 Revisited) ("Something is happening here, but you don't know what it is, do you, Mr. Jones?") (Highway 61 is the main north-south route thru the Mississippi Delta, home of the blues)

Jane/Janie:
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band - Against the Wind
Lou Reed, of Velvet Underground fame - Sweet Jane

From the early 1970s:
Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
Brandy ("You're a fine girl") - Looking Glass

Tom Jones - Delilah
Plain White Ts - Hey There Delilah

Creedence Clearwater Revival ("CCR") - Suzie Q (Ronnie Hawkins)

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