Volume 03 Episode 131 – Whoops, Oh Lordy!

Selections from Chick Corea, Kronos Quartet, Buffy Sainte-Marie, The Mountain Goats, Sturgill Simpson, Grateful Dead, Talking Heads, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, The Primitives, Moaning, A Certain Ratio, Oby Onyioha, and Throttle Elevator Music.

Air Date: 2021-01-09

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Chick Corea “Children’s Song No. 15 (Live in Paris / 2018)” from Plays 2020 N

Kronos Quartet “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine (feat. Aoife O’Donovan)” from Long Time Passing: Kronos Quartet and Friends Celebrate Pete Seeger 2020 N

Buffy Sainte-Marie “The Circle Game” from Fire & Fleet & Candlelight 1967 Original artist: Joni Mitchell.

The Mountain Goats “Hopeful Assassins of Zeno” from Songs for Pierre Chuvin 2020

Sturgill Simpson “All Around You – Live from The Ryman – 100% Grass Fed” from Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy, Volume 2 2020 N V/A

Grateful Dead “Looks Like Rain” from Dave’s Picks, Volume 36: Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT • 3/26/87 & 3/27/87 2020 N

Talking Heads “The Big Country” from More Songs About Buildings And Food [2011 Reissue] 2011 Originally released in 1978.

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark “(Forever) Live And Die” from Souvenir 2019 Originally released in 1986 on “The Pacific Age”.

The Primitives “You Are The Way (Gods Own Garage Band Mix – Alternate Version)” from Bloom! The Full Story 1985 – 1992 2020 Originally released as a single in 1991.

Moaning “Fall In Love” from Uneasy Laughter 2020

A Certain Ratio “Bouncy Bouncy” from ACR Loco 2020 N

Oby Onyioha “Enjoy Your Life” from Doing It in Lagos: Boogie, Pop & Disco in 1980’s Nigeria 2016 V/A Originally released in 1981 on “I Want To Feel Your Love”.

Throttle Elevator Music “Art of the Warrior (feat. Kamasi Washington)” from Emergency Exit 2020

Which album should be featured for January’s Cover to Cover Special?

Wonderland’s Last Tuesday Treat for January will be a Cover to Cover special, where we’ll air a track-by-track tribute to a classic album. Cast your vote and determine whether Bob Dylan’s 1965 “Highway 61 Revisited” of the Grateful Dead’s 1970 “American Beauty” will be featured. Voting is open until January 22nd, and the special will air on January 26th.

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Volume 03 Episode 130 – Search and Recover: To Love Somebody

An hour of covers of the Bee Gees’ “To Love Somebody” with selections from Bee Gees, Eric Burdon and The Animals, Nina Simone, Janis Joplin, Roberta Flack, Dusty Springfield, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Busty Brown, Billy Corgan, Silver Ginger 5, Slobberbone, Lindi Ortega, and Rod Stewart.

Air Date: 2020-12-20

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Bee Gees “To Love Somebody” from Bee Gees 1st 1967

Eric Burdon & The Animals “To Love Somebody” from Love Is 1968

Nina Simone “To Love Somebody” from To Love Somebody 1969

Janis Joplin “To Love Somebody” from Woodstock – Back To The Garden 50th Anniversary Experience 2019 Recorded Sunday, August 17, 1969

Roberta Flack “To Love Somebody” from Quiet Fire 1971

Dusty Springfield “To Love Somebody” from The Complete BBC Sessions 2007 Recorded on January 5th, 1970

The Flying Burrito Brothers “To Love Somebody” from Honky Tonk Heaven 1973

Busty Brown “To Love Somebody” from The Upsetter 1969 V/A

Billy Corgan “ToLoveSomebody” from TheFutureEmbrace 2005

Silver Ginger 5 “To Love Somebody” from Black Leather Mojo 2000

Slobberbone “To Love Somebody” from Slippage 2002

Lindi Ortega “To Love Somebody” from Faded Gloryville 2015

Rod Stewart “To Love Somebody (Early Take)” from The Rod Stewart Sessions 1971-1998 2009 Recorded during the 1975 Atlantic Crossing sessions

Volume 03 Episode 129 – Ketchup and Relish

Selections from Perfume Genius, Calexico, Sturgill Simpson, Bill Callahan, All Them Witches, Arbouretum, Alanis Morissette, Gregory Pepper and His Problems, The Avalanches, Moodymann, !!!, Negativland, El Michels Affair, and The Budos Band.

Air Date: 2020-12-22

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Perfume Genius “On the Floor” from Set My Heart On Fire Immediately 2020

Calexico “Heart of Downtown” from Seasonal Shift 2020 N

Sturgill Simpson “Brace for Impact (Live a Little)” from Cuttin’ Grass – Vol. 2 (Cowboy Arms Sessions) 2020 N

Bill Callahan “Pigeons” from Gold Record 2020 N

All Them Witches “The Children Of Coyote Woman” from Nothing As The Ideal 2020 N

Arbouretum “No Sanctuary Blues” from Let It All In 2020

Alanis Morissette “Diagnosis” from Such Pretty Forks In The Road 2020 N

Gregory Pepper & His Problems “(Isolation)” from Under a Heather Moon 2020 N

The Avalanches “Until Daylight Comes” from We Will Always Love You 2020 N

Moodymann “Let Me In” from Taken Away 2020

!!! “Wonderful Life” from Certified Heavy Kats 2020 N

Negativland “Content” from The World Will Decide 2020 N

El Michels Affair “Villa” from Adult Themes 2020

The Budos Band “Gun Metal Grey” from Long In The Tooth 2020 N

The Budos Band “Mierda De Toro” from Long In The Tooth 2020 N

Volume 03 Episode 128 – Make It Brighter

Selections from The Greyboy Allstars, Patrick Moraz, Hawkwind, Mino Cinelu and Nils Petter Molvær, Hidden Orchestra, The Gaslamp Killer, Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon, Real Estate, Hayley Williams, The Psychedelic Furs, Chromatics, and Tycho.

Air Date: 2020-12-15

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The Greyboy Allstars “Como De Allstars” from Como De Allstars 2020 N

Patrick Moraz “Temples of Joy: Opening of the Gates/Overture/The Feast (A Festa)” from Patrick Moraz [2019 Reissue] 2019 Originally released in 1978.

Hawkwind “Hymn To The Sun” from Road To Utopia 2018

Mino Cinelu and Nils Petter Molvær “Indianala” from SulaMadiana 2020 N

Hidden Orchestra “The Windfall” from Night Walks 2010

The Gaslamp Killer “Forged by Fire (feat. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)” from Heart Math 2020 N

Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon “How Many People Are You” from Noon 2020 N

Real Estate “Also A But” from The Main Thing 2020

Hayley Williams “Simmer” from Petals for Armor 2020

The Psychedelic Furs “Ash Wednesday” from Made Of Rain 2020 N

Chromatics “Touch Red (On Film)” from Faded Now 2020

Tycho “Cypress” from Simulcast 2020

WESU Middletown Needs Your Support

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Volume 03 Episode 127 – Feel So Good

Selections from The 13th Floor Elevators, The Galileo 7, Samsara Blues Experiment, Wasted Shirt, Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band, Mosses, Beastie Boys, Santigold, Ocote Soul Sounds And Adrian Quesada, Antibalas, and Shabaka And The Ancestors.

Air Date: 2020-12-08

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The 13th Floor Elevators “Gloria (Live)” from You and I and Me 2020 N Original artist: Them

The Galileo 7 “Astronomy Domine” from Decayed 2020 N Original artist: Pink Floyd

Samsara Blues Experiment “Sad Guru Returns” from One With The Universe 2017

Wasted Shirt “Four Strangers Enter the Cement at Dusk” from Fungus II 2020

Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band “Caberfae Peaks” from Nightmare Forever 2019

Mosses “Another Plan” from T.V. Sun 2020

Beastie Boys, Santigold “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win (feat. Santigold)” from Beastie Boys Music 2020 N Originally released in 2011 on “Hot Sauce Committee Part Two”

Ocote Soul Sounds And Adrian Quesada “La Lucha Sigue” from El Nino Y El Sol 2004

Antibalas “Gold Rush” from Where The Gods Are In Peace 2017

Shabaka And The Ancestors “Behold, The Deceiver” from We Are Sent Here By History 2020

Volume 03 Episode 126 – Wing-Tipped Smiles

Selections from The Galileo 7, The Mothers of Invention, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Cate Le Bon, Duran Duran, Morrissey, Robyn Hitchcock, Grateful Dead, Khruangbin, Black Elephant, and The Beatles.

Air Date: 2020-12-01

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The Galileo 7 “Circle Sky” from Decayed 2020 N Original artist: The Monkees

The Mothers of Invention “The Duke (Live At Whisky a Go-Go, Los Angeles, 1968)” from Zappa Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2020 N Recorded live at the Whisky A Go-Go – June 23, 1968

Iggy Pop “Some Weird Sin” from The Bowie Years 2020 N Originally released in 1977 on “Lust for Life”

David Bowie “Saviour Machine (2020 Mix)” from Metrobolist 2020 N

Cate Le Bon “Meet The Man” from Reward 2019

Duran Duran “Paper Gods” from Paper Gods 2015

Morrissey “Darling, I Hug A Pillow” from I Am Not A Dog On A Chain 2020

Robyn Hitchcock “I Want To Tell You About What I Want” from Robyn Hitchcock 2017

Grateful Dead “Ramble On Rose” from Dave’s Picks Volume 34 – Jai-Alai Fronton, Miami, FL 6/23/74 2020

Khruangbin “People Everywhere (Still Alive)” from The Universe Smiles Upon You 2015

Black Elephant “The Last March of Yokozuna” from Seven Swords 2020 N

The Beatles “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” from Abbey Road (50th Anniversary Edition) 2019 Originally released in 1969

Volume 03 Episode 125 – Search and Recover: If You Could Read My Mind

An hour of covers of Gordon Lightfoot’s “If You Could Read My Mind” with selections from Glen Campbell, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Cash, Whitehorse ,David Hasselhoff, Belinda Carlisle, Liza Minnelli, Viola Wills, faildaughter, Neil Young, Scala and Kolacny Brothers, and Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass.

Air Date: 2020-11-24

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Gordon Lightfoot “If You Could Read My Mind” from Sit Down Young Stranger 1970

Glen Campbell “If You Could Read My Mind” from The Last Time I Saw Her 1971

Barbra Streisand “If You Could Read My Mind” from Stoney End 1971

Johnny Cash “If You Could Read My Mind” from American V: A Hundred Highways 2006

Whitehorse “If You Could Read My Mind” from The Road to Massey Hall 2014

David Hasselhoff “If You Could Read My Mind Feat. Ava Cherry” from Open Your Eyes 2019

Belinda Carlisle “If You Could Read My Mind” from Runaway Horses (30th Anniversary Edition) 2019

Liza Minnelli “If You Could Read My Mind / Come Back To Me (live)” from Live At The Winter Garden 1974

Viola Wills “If You Could Read My Mind” from If You Could Read My Mind 1980

faildaughter “If You Could Read My Mind” from Swan in Love EP 2019

Neil Young “If You Could Read My Mind” from A Letter Home 2014

Scala & Kolacny Brothers “If You Could Read My Mind” from One-Winged Angel 2007

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass “If You Could Read My Mind” from Summertime 1971

Volume 03 Episode 124 – Return of Chocolate Wonder Cake

A chat with DJ Rob of Chocolate Cake and selections from Creeper, Prince, Tears for Fears, George Michael, Matthew Grimm, Greensky Bluegrass, Orville Peck, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Tenhi.

Air Date: 2020-11-17

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Creeper “Four Years Ago” from Sex, Death & The Infinite Void 2020 N

Prince “Starfish And Coffee (2020 Remaster)” from Sign “O” The Times 2020 N Originally released in 1987.

Tears for Fears “Johnny Panic And The Bible Of Dreams” from The Seeds Of Love (Super Deluxe) 2020 N Originally released in 1990 on the single “Advice for the Young at Heart”.

George Michael “Cowboys and Angels” from Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1 (2017 Deluxe Edition) 2017 Originally released in 1990.

Matthew Grimm “Nazis Agree With You” from Dumpster Fire Days 2020 N

Greensky Bluegrass “All For Money” from All For Money 2019

Orville Peck “Legends Never Die (featuring Shania Twain)” from Show Pony 2020 N

Nathaniel Rateliff “You Need Me” from And It’s Still Alright 2020

Tenhi “Tenhi” from Väre 2002