Saturday, November 29, 2008

Back Under The Covers

Under The Covers Volume Three

Side One
Every Mother's Nightmare - Long Haired Country Boy
(??) - Tonight's The Night
Hollyridge Strings - Nowhere Man
Freddie Sings! - All I Have To Do Is Dream
Freddie Sings! - Wolly Bully
The Beach Boys - Sloop John B
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels - Devil With The Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly
Roger Miller - The Star Spangled Banner
Reba McEntire- Cathy's Clown
Roy Orbison - Love Hurts
Reba McEntyre - Respect
Heart - I'm Down
Heart - Unchained Melody
Heart - Rock and Roll (Exhibit #1 for my case thet there are no good Led Zep covers)

Side Two
Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy
John Otway - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence
Johnny Thunders - Stranded in the Jungle
Brian Briggs - Crosstown Traffic
Tackhead - Super Stupid
Bish - Morning Has Broken
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Castles Made of Sand
Jimi Hendrix - Day Tripper
BB King - When Love Comes To Town
Erasure - River Deep Mountain High
The 77's - Over Under Sideways Down
The Alarm - Rockin' in the Free World
Tater Totz- Give Peace a Chance/We Will Rock You
Tater Totz - I've Just Seen A Face (with Danny Bonaduce)
Dave Perkins with Steve Taylor -Turn Turn Turn

OK, If you can help me ID the one that I have no idea (??) I'll send you a lovely prize.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It's cold out - get more covers!

Episode 7 of the Under The Covers series.

Side One
Elvis Costello - I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
Elvis Costello - What's So Funny 'Bout Peace Love and Understanding?
Ram Jam - Black Betty
The Romantics - Shake a Tail Feather
Count Buffalos - Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
The Mighty Mofos - Afterglow
Bobby McFerrin - Blackbird
Bobby McFerrin - I Feel Good
The Acid Casualties* - Intro/Point Me At The Sky [easily my favorite PF cover ever]
The Sex Pistols - My Way
The Minutemen - Ain't Talking 'Bout Love
The Sex Pistols - Somethin' Else
The Sex Pistols - Stepping Stone
David Lee Roth - Tobacco Road
Dinosaurs** - Mona
Cowboy Junkies - Sweet Jane

*featuring guitarist Robbie Krieger of The Doors

** ( Pete Albin (Big Brother & The Holding Co), John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service), Papa John Creach (Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna), Spencer Dryden (Jefferson Airplane), Robert Hunter (Grateful Dead lyricist), Barry Melton (Country Joe & The Fish) & Merl Saunders (Jerry Garcia Band). )

Side Two
Eric Gale - I Heard It Though The Grapevine
Cowboy Junkies - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along The Watchtower
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Wild Thing
Gary US Bonds - It's Only Love
Gary US Bonds - The Pretender
Gary US Bonds - Come On, Let's Go
Larry Carlton - Layla
Larry Carlton - Josie
Mott The Hoople - All The Young Dudes
SouthsideJohnny and the Asbury Jukes - Walk Away Renee
Dora Hall - Roll Over Beethoven
The Power Station - Bang A Gong (Get It On)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Under The Covers WMDR

Back in the 80's sometime I began making mix tapes for friends that consisted entirely of covers, which I titled "Under The Covers" inspired perhaps by an R. Stevie Moore cassette that I bought circa 1983.

In an attempt to clear out storage space, I've decided to digitize them, unleash them upon the world, and then toss the tapes. Also, there are maybe three of those old friends who might be interested in hearing them again, so what the heck, let's begin.

We're starting in the middle, with volume 16, simply because it's the one that struck my fancy (and at my age, my fancy doesn't get struck as often as it used to/as I'd like, if yaknowwhattamean).

I spent about three months in 91 (I think) doing sales for WMDR-AM in Blount County. The station had moved out of "The Music Doctor" (top-40) phase and was playing easy listening. Yeah, that's an easy format to sell - beautiful music on AM. Anyway, everything was on CD and the vinyl pile was essentially in the trash, so I acquired a quantity of old vinyl (the story of my life). Today's "Under The Covers Volume 16" consists entirely of rescued material from WMDR.

Artists on this set are:
Side One
Mason-Dixon (this country version of "Every Breath You take slays the original)
Peter Durchin - Light My Fire
Eddie Albert - Don't Think Twice (It's All Right)
Waylon Jennings - Norwegian Wood
Lawrence Welk - La bamba
James Taylor and Carly Simon - Mockingbird
Ken Berry - Ain't That A Shame
Xavier Cugat - Watermelon Man
Johnny Mathis - I'm Stone In Love With You
George Martin Orchestra - Winchester Cathedral
Judy Miller - In My Room
John Davidson - Daydream
Boots Randolph - These Boots are made For Walkin' [natch]
Walter Foster - To Love Somebody
Billy Vaughn - Raunchy
Jose Feliciano - Susie Q
Jimmie Haskell - A Hard Day's Night
Jaye P. Morgan - I Walk The Line
Boots Randolph - You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
Mills Brothers - Get A Job
Percy Faith - Sunny

Side Two
Georgia Gibbs - Great balls of Fire
Floyd Cramer - Games people Play
Boots Randolph - Games People Play
Roy Orbison - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Stu Phillips and the Hollyridge Strings - My Sweet Lord
Buddy Rich - Domino
Roy Orbison - Hey Good Lookin'
Floyd Cramer - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Hugh Montenegro - Superstition
Tommy Bell - Listen To The Music
The Little Big Horns - Get Back
Stu Phillips and the Hollyridge Strings - Day Tripper
New Dawn - Wild Horses
Floyd Cramer - I Feel Fine
Lester Lanin and his Orchestra - Up Up and Away
Roy Orbison - Jambalaya
Stu Phillips and the Hollyridge Strings - I Want To Hold Your Hand
Stu Phillips and the Hollyridge Strings - It Don't Come Easy
Count Basie - Pretty Woman
Roy Orbison - Your Cheatin' Heart
George Martin Orchestra - I Am The Walrus

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Today we get a New Airwaves from WUTK featuring your host Echo runnig solo (mostly - there are some folks* hanging around in the studio, but they're mostly off-mic) as Q has "disappeared" since it's his birthday weekend.

*a regular who's who of the old days: Dave Smalley, Albert Dale, a guy named Jeff and a girl named Jill.

New Airwaves - Echo - a
New Airwaves - Echo - b

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Capping it off

When it rains, it pours. The recording computer error has been solved, and so the backlog of tapes is pouring forth. Today we get an UNRADIO show from Mr. Bonnaroo himself, Ashley Capps, circa 1984. This particular show turned me on to Gil Scott-Heron and specifically his anti-Reagan-election song "Re-Ron".

Today's show comes to us via a Savoy Echelon I cassette (with lifetime guarantee!)


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Sunday, November 09, 2008

Still the weekend...

Still the weekend...

so let's finish up the UNRADIO tape from yesterday's post.
This is side two of the Supertape Gold, and features an hour hosted by Mike Dotson (as well as the sound of the very thin 120 minute 1.0 mm tape being eaten by the cassette deck towards the end).

UNRADIO - Mike Dotson

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Another Saturday Night, and I Ain't Got No Radio

But I do have Unradio.

An hour-long show with Paul Parris.

This from a splendid Radio Shack 120 minute Supertape Gold.

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