A tribute to Chris Hillman with selections from and collaborations with Scottsville Squirrel Barkers, The Hillmen, The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Stephen Stills and Manassas, The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band, McGuinn, Clark and Hillman, The Desert Rose Band, and Herb Pedersen.
The Last Tuesday Treat for March will be an Artist Spotlight. Going head-to-head for your attention and affection are two workhorses whose lengthy careers are surprisingly overlooked.
Chris Hillman is an original member of The Byrds, founding member of The Flying Burrito Brothers,
Aynsley Dunbar exited John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, joining Jeff Beck before forming his own project, Aynsley Dunbar’s Retaliation. He would later tour and record with Frank Zappa before joining Journey for the first four albums while contributing to Jefferson Starship, Whitesnake, and countless other acts.
Voting is open until March 26th!
Who should be featured in March's Artist Showcase?
Chris Hillman (The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas) (71%, 5 Votes)
Aynsley Dunbar (John Mayall's Blues Breakers, Ansley Dunbar's Retaliation, Frank Zappa) (29%, 2 Votes)
The Last Tuesday Treat for February will be a Distilled Discography special. We’ll run the catalog of the group selected by the listeners. The choices for February are The Brian Jonestown Massacre and Pearl Jam. Cast your vote by February 19th using the poll below. The special will air February 23rd.
Which group should be featured in February's Distilled Discography special?
A track by track tribute to the Grateful Dead’s “American Beauty” featuring selections from Kurt Vile and the Violators, J Mascis, Wake The Dead, Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs, Jorma Kaukonen, Yonder Mountain String Band, Playing for Change, Jimmy Buffett, David Crosby, David Hidalgo, BLUEOX, Luluc with Xylouris White, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, and Cordovas.
By a 2 to 1 margin, listeners chose the Grateful Dead’s “American Beauty” to be featured in a Cover to Cover special this month. Tune in to WESU Middletown, 88.1 FM at 5:00 PM on January 26th for a track-by-track tribute to this classic album, featuring selections by Kurt Vile, Jorma Kaukonen, David Crosby, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, and more!
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.
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.
November’s Last Tuesday Treat will be a Search and Recover Special, where Wonderland will feature one hour of covers of a song chosen by the listeners.
The first contender is Gordon Lightfoot’s 1970 song “If You Could Read My Mind”, whose popularity was such that his record label retitled his 6th album to capitalize on the single’s success.
The second option is “Groupie (Superstar)”, written by Bonnie Bramlett and Leon Russell and originally recorded by Delaney and Bonnie in 1969. If you’re unfamiliar with the original, that’s because it flew under the radar until The Carpenter’s released it as “Superstar” in 1971.
User the poll below to vote for the song, and then tune in on November 24th for the Last Tuesday Treat!
Which song should be featured for November's Search and Recover special?
"If You Could Read My Mind" by Gordon Lightfoot (63%, 5 Votes)
"Groupie (Superstar)" by Delaney & Bonnie (38%, 3 Votes)