Last Tuesday Treat: Who should be featured for a March “Very Merry Unbirthday”?

2019 is WESU Middletown’s 80th anniversary, so for March, let’s wish a Very Merry Unbirthday to a musician who was born the same year as WESU, 1939!

Which of the following musicians should have their work featured on the March 26th show of Wonderland?

Who should be honored for a March "Very Merry Unbirthday"?

  • Hugh Maskela (67%, 4 Votes)
  • Ginger Baker (33%, 2 Votes)
  • Grace Slick (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 6

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Volume 03 Episode 39 – A Very Merry Unbirthday, Michael Nesmith!

Original Airdate: 2019-02-26

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Artist Song Release Date Song note
Michael Blessing What Seems To Be The Trouble Officer The Monkees [2014 Rhino Handmade Deluxe Edition] 2014 Originally released as a single in 1966.
The Monkees Papa Gene’s Blues (Stereo Remix) The Monkees [2014 Rhino Handmade Deluxe Edition] 2014 Originally released in 1966.
The Monkees The Kind Of Girl I Could Love (Stereo Mix) More Of The Monkees [2017 Rhino Handmade Super Deluxe Edition] 2017 Originally released in 1967.
The Monkees You Just May Be The One Headquarters [2007 Deluxe Edition] 2007 Originally released in 1967.
The Monkees Tapioca Tundra The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees 1968
The Monkees Circle Sky (1969 “New” Mono Mix) The Monkees Present [2013 Rhino Handmade Deluxe Edition] 2013 Originally released in 1968 on “Head”.
The Monkees While I Cry Instant Replay 1969
Michael Nesmith & The First National Band Calico Girlfriend Magnetic South 1970
Michael Nesmith & The First National Band Silver Moon Loose Salute 1970
Michael Nesmith & The First National Band Grand Ennui Nevada Fighter 1971
Michael Nesmith And The Second National Band Mama Rocker Tantamount To Treason Volume One 1972
Michael Nesmith Different Drum And the Hits Just Keep on Comin’ 1972
Michael Nesmith Some of Shelly’s Blues Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash 1973
Michael Nesmith Hear Me Calling? The Prison 1974
Michael Nesmith Casablanca Moonlight From a Radio Engine to The Photon Wing 1977
Michael Nesmith Light Infinite Rider On The Big Dogma 1979
Michael Nesmith & The First National Band Redux Bye Bye Bye Live At The Troubadour 2018 Recorded live January 25, 2018 at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA.

Tune in on 2/26 for a Very Merry Unbirthday to Michael Nesmith

Tune in at 5:05 PM on February 26th to Wonderland on WESU Middletown, 88.1 FM in CT for our Last Tuesday Treat – A Very Merry Unbirthday to Michael Nesmith.  We’ll spend an hour deep-diving on his work as Michael Blessing, his songwriting contributions to the Monkees, and his decades of solo work!  Dig in and enjoy the intersection of pop and country from this oft-overlooked musician!

Volume 03 Episode 35 – Search and Recover: Dead Flowers

Air Date: 2019-01-29

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Artist Song Release Release Released Song Note
The Rolling Stones Dead Flowers Sticky Fingers [2015 Remaster] 2015 Originally released in 1971
Townes Van Zandt Dead Flowers Roadsongs 1994
Steve Earle Dead Flowers Live At The BBC 2009 Recorded at the Town & Country Club, London, November 29, 1988.
The Brothers Comatose Dead Flowers Songs From The Stoop 2010
Guns N’ Roses Dead Flowers Unplugged 1993 Recorded live on July 16th, 1993
Poison Dead Flowers Poison’d! 2007
The Copyrights Dead Flowers Shit’s Fucked 2011
Cowboy Junkies Dead Flowers Dead Flowers 1992
Coeur de Pirate Dead Flowers Trauma 2013
Jimmy Burns Dead Flowers Chicago Plays the Stones 2018
Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band Dead Flowers MOJO Presents Sticky Soul Fingers 2011

 

Which song should be featured on Search and Recover in January?

January’s Last Tuesday Treat will be a Search and Recover episode, in which we’ll play one hour of covers of a single song.  Cast your votes before January 26th, and then tune in at 5:05 PM, January 29th to 88.1 FM to listen to the special!

Which song should be featured on Search and Recover?

  • "Dead Flowers" by The Rolling Stones (39%, 9 Votes)
  • "I Got a Woman" by Ray Charles (30%, 7 Votes)
  • "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift (30%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 23

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2018-11-27: Volume 02 Episode 26 – Production Value: Shel Talmy

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A celebration of Shel Talmy’s influential work the the 60’s and 70’s.

Artist Song Release Date Note
The Bachelors Charmaine Charmaine / Old Bill 1962 Written by Ernö Rapée and Lew Pollack and originally recorded by Savoy Orpheans in 1927
The Orchids Love Hit Me Love Hit Me 1963
The Kinks Long Tall Sally Long Tall Sally 1964 Originally recorded by Little Richard in 1956
Chad & Jeremy The Truth Often Hurts The Heart Yesterday’s Gone 1964
The First Gear A Certain Girl A Certain Girl 1964 Written by Allen Touissant and originally recorded by Ernie K-Doe in 1961
The Lancastrians We’ll Sing In The Sunshine We’ll Sing In The Sunshine 1964 Written by Gale Garnett and originally recorded by Hoyt Axton with The Sherwood Singers in 1963
The Mickey Finn Night Comes Down The Sporting Life / Night Comes Down 1965
The Who Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere Anyway Anyhow Anywhere 1965
Davy Jones You’ve Got A Habit Of Leaving You’ve Got A Habit Of Leaving 1965 Original recording name of David Bowie
The Zephyrs She’s Lost You She’s Lost You 1965
The Creation Try And Stop Me Making Time 1966
Manfred Mann Semi-Detached, Suburban Mr. James Semi-Detached, Suburban Mr. James 1966
Roy Harper Ageing Raver Come Out Fighting Ghengis Smith 1967
The Pentangle Pentangling The Pentangle 1968
Lee Hazlewood The Night Before Forty 1969
The Easybeats Pretty Girl Heaven and Hell 1967
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Long Haired Music Hot City (The 1974 Unreleased Album) 2009