This show was a lot of fun!
I really like to put two themes that have nothing in common on the same bill. It makes for a lot of variety.
I almost never give any artist three songs in any show unless they’re the Hall of Fame Inductee or already a member, so it was really unusual to have three songs from The White Ravens on at the same time. I feel that their new album is really special and deserving of the attention.
I think I’m fascinated by whales and had plenty of fun facts for the show.
Other highlights for me were Joanie Leeds, Grand Funk, and Ray Charles.
Any time I can fit Sarah Vaughan, Ray Charles, and Dinah Washington onto the same show, it will be “a rockin’ good time!”
#115 Black Musical History, Whales, & Winter
February 21, 2013
Prologue—Renaissance (Prologue—One Way)
Black Musical History
Broken Hearted Melody—Sarah Vaughan (Essential Sarah Vaughan—Verve)
Dead End Street—Lou Rawls (Single—Capitol)
I’ve Got Dreams to Remember (Rougher Dreams)—Otis Redding (Lonely & Blue—Volt)
Sweet Inspiration—Sweet Inspirations (Single—Atlantic)
Hang ‘Em High-Booker T. & The MGs (Best of-Stax)
You Don’t Know Me—Ray Charles (Complete Country & Western Sessions—Rhino)
I Got a Thing You Got a Thing Everybody’s Got a Thing—Funkadelics (Funkadelics–Westbound)
Don’t You Just Know It-C.J. Chenier & Red Hot Louisiana Band (Step It Up!-Alligator)
Ike’s Theme-Ike Turner & The Kings of Rhythm #4 (Here & Now-Ikon)
Hall of Fame Inductee:Dinah Washington
You Got What It Takes (With Brook Benton)(The Two of Us—Mercury)
A Rockin’ Good Way (With Brook Benton)(The Two of Us—Mercury)
What a Diffrence a Day Makes (What a Difference a Day makes—Mercury)
Ain’t Messin’ ‘Round—Gary Clark, Jr. (Blak & Blu—Warner Bros)
Wild Weekend—Professor Harp (They Call Me The Professor—professorharp.com)
Saddle Up the Whales—The White Ravens (Saddle Up the Whales-Beak &Claws)
Sounds of the Sea—Renaissance (Prologue—One way)
Farewell to Tarwathie—Judy Collins (Whales & Nightingales—Elektra)
Cry for a Shadow—Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers (In the Beginning—Polydor)
Mad As the Mist and Snow—The Waterboys (An Appointment with Mr. Yeats—Proper)
Winter and My Soul-Grand Funk Railroad (Grand Funk-Capitol)
Cosmos Theme—Vangelis (Cosmos Soundtrack–RCA)
More Whale Songs
Mechanical Whales—The White Ravens (Saddle Up the Whales—Beak & Claws)
Big Blue Whale—Joanie Leeds (What a Zoo!—Limbostar)
Rube Goldberg Machine—The White Ravens (Saddle Up the Whales—Beak & Claws)