Show #53: Let’s Get Funky

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It’s that time Earth. The time where we break it down and groove like crazy to some killer Funk. I expect to see some killer dance moves being busted out in the most random of places (a Perkins, a mountaintop, the DMV, a Kansas farm, the Hubble Telescope, and/or  the set of Judge Judy). If I don’t see any dancing on the next Judge Judy, I’m going to be a wee bit disappointed. So crank these tunes, get your funky moves going, and don’t be embarrassed, because most of us really can’t dance no matter how hard we try. It’s okay, I can’t dance either, but I really don’t give a funk.

PS: Remember Soul Train? That show was so awesome it was messed up.

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Show #45: The 27 Club

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In honor of Nirvana’s In Utero hitting the 20 year mark, I spent the week focusing on the members of the 27 club. As I listed the top ten musicians that died at age 27, I thought it was prime time to jam to their tunes yesterday. So here you have in all its glory a collection of fine musicians that left us far too young. 

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Show #44: Just A Little Spoonful

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So I initially decided to do some more Blues traveling like we did on our third TRR show (throwback). I was going to start off with our Jam of the Week, Charley Patton, The King of the Delta Blues. My favorite song of his, and actually one of my all-time favorites, is “A Spoonful Blues.” I tossed in some great covers of that song, new iterations, alternate versions, and then the hour was up. So today is a special show where we jam out to…one song. I know it sounds crazy and lazy, but give this show a gander and try listening to “Spoonful” with an open mind.

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Show #41: Woodstock Rocks (Part 4)

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And then it came to an end. Well, it came to an end like a boss. I’m talking about Woodstock closing out with none other than the greatest of all, Jimi Hendrix. Before he took the stage, the jams continued loud and proud into the morning of Monday, August 18th, well off schedule. So when Hendrix closed out the festival, a diehard crowd of 30,000 jammed along, while 370,000 weak sauce amateurs went home. If you’ve been at Woodstock for three days, wouldn’t you stay for two extra hours to see Jimi Hendrix? C’mon now! Anywho, overall, 32 bands destroyed the stage over three plus days, making Woodstock live on in jamstastic glory forever.

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Show #40: Woodstock Rocks (Part 3)

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Again? Yup. Part 3 of 4 is picking up right where we left off with The Who all the way through Country Joe and the Fish. Lots of extended jams, air guitar, and hippie dancing of course.

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Show #39: Woodstock Rocks (Part 2)

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Sorry for the delay in posting the show, but I was a wee bit busy at work yesterday. I know what you’re thinking, “He works?” Rarely, very rarely. Anywho, I know I shouldn’t have done it, but I did anyway. I extended our Woodstock extravaganza to four shows and still have tons of tunes I wish I could play. So on second thought, yeah, I should have extended this bad boy to four shows. Woodstock’s pretty epic. After jamming to this show, you’ll probably agree. It’s more like a hippie-ganza!

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Show #38: Woodstock Rocks (Part 1)

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Woodstock was pretty awesome. The ginormous festival featured 33 hippie-lovin’ bands spanned over three epic days. I originally was just going to do one Woodstock show, but the playlist grew in awesomeness, and now we’re looking at three shows. Hey, they billed it as three days of peace and music, so we’ll do three shows as well. That means you need to be peaceful for the next three weeks, and make sure you jam to lots of tunes. Drum circles in the park and hemp clothing are permissible, but only during the next three weeks. 

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Show #36: An Alternative To Rock

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In honor of cruising to Boston today, I thought we’d kick of the JOTH with some Pixies, my favorite from the fair city. That got me thinking about how the Pixies were one of the forefathers of Alternative Rock in the late 80’s and early 90’s. So were a bunch of other epic bands, hence the killer playlist. If you’re wondering why I left out a lot of 90’s rockers, it’s because I deem them fit for subgenres such as Grunge and Hard Rock. The rest of the jams on the show are all Alternative, so crank up your speakers and let’s get some 90’s throwback. Too soon. Way too soon for 90’s throwback. We’re not that old yet, are we?

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Show #30: The American Invasion

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The 30th show already? No clever theme related to that fine number, mainly because I’m not very clever. Still, we had a solid show with some epic artists, as we tackled The British Invasion. It was a weird phenomenon where British artists covered American artists, yet somehow these British artists still took America by storm. The white kids in the great US and A had no idea that the songs they were hearing from these bands “invading” the states were actually written and played by artists right in their own backyard. Of course many of these bands went on to reach legendary status like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Who, they all came from one place: American music. USA! USA! 

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Show #24: The Mellow Mafia

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After reading a Rolling Stone (product placement, pay me please) article the other day about a group of session and backing musicians called “The Section” or “The Mellow Mafia,” I decided it was time to get mellow. They were behind some very important and hugely successful musicians, all part of a new wave of singer/songwriters to come out of LA in the 70’s. So today we mellowed out, but of course still rocked out to some legends, and learned a little bit along the way. Remember kids, learning is fun, so stay in school. Also make sure to eat your vitamins.

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