An hour of covers of “Fever” with selections from Little Willie John, Peggy Lee, The McCoys, Suzi Quatro, Louis Prima, Dick Dale, Rhymefest, Patti Drew, Cramps, Scott Bradlee, Bob Dylan, Susan Cadogan, James Brown and The Famous Flames, Sarah Vaughan, Madonna, and Isaac Hayes.
The Last Tuesday Treat of April will be a Search and Recover Special! Listeners will decide between two classic songs; we’ll search out an hour’s worth of covers of the winner for Wonderland’s April 26th show.
One choice is Fever, written by Eddie Cooley and Otis Blackwell and first recorded by Little Willie John for his 1956 debut. Fever has since been covered by the likes of Peggy Lee, Elvis Presley, Madonna, The Cramps, and many more.
Or, vote for Cry My a River, written by Arthur Hamilton and first recorded in 1955 by Julie London. Barbara Streisand, Joe Cocker, and Aerosmith are among the many artists who have since recorded versions of this classic torch song.
Voting is open until April 22nd!
Which song should be featured in April's Search & Recover Special?
"Fever" (originally recorded by Little Willie John) (80%, 4 Votes)
"Cry Me a River" (originally recorded by Julie London) (20%, 1 Votes)
A track by track tribute to the Beatles’ “Let It Be” with selections from Penny Arcade, Gov’t Mule, Rufus Wainwright, Laibach, Beth Orton, Tim Heidecker, A. L. Lloyd, Tesla, The Smithereens, Diana Ross, The Billy Gibson Band, Al Green, Mandu, John Primer, and Lucinda Williams.
The Last Tuesday Treat of February will be a Cover to Cover special in which we’ll play covers of an entire classic album. Our choices for February are the Rolling Stones’ 1969 Let It Bleed or the Beatles’ 1970 Let It Be.
So Bleed or Be? Vote below and let me know!
Which album should be featured in February's Cover to Cover Special?
For January’s Last Tuesday Treat, we’ll wish a Very Merry Unbirthday to one of two artists who carved out careers outside the mainstream, Jonathan Richman or Mojo Nixon!
Jonathan Richman penned the amazing tribute to Massachusetts and Route 128, “Roadrunner,” in 1972, recorded with his band, The Modern Lovers. By the late 80’s, Richman was a solo act who released quirky, emotionally charged albums on an almost yearly basis while touring small venues and bars throughout the country.
Mojo Nixon‘s rockabilly career began in the mid 80’s with a string of rocking albums with Skid Roper which spawned the likes of “Elvis Is Everywhere” and “Burn Down the Malls”. Nixon continued to record weird and wonderful music through 2009, collaborating with the likes of Jello Biafra and Dave Alvin.
User to poll below to cast your vote! Voting is open until January 21st.
Which artist should be featured for January's Last Tuesday Treat?
A tribute to artists we lost in 2021 including Graeme Edge (The Moody Blues), Jay Black (Jay and The Americans), Everett Morton (The Beat), Dennis “Dee Tee” Thomas (Kool and the Gang), Lee “Scratch” Perry, Roger Hawkins (The Swampers / Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section), Charlie Watts (The Rolling Stones), Dusty Hill (ZZ Top), Don Everly (The Everly Brothers), Steve Bronski (Bronski Beat), Dr. Lonnie Smith, Billy Conway (Morphine), John Drake (The Amboy Dukes), Mike Nesmith (The Monkees), and Paddy Moloney (Chieftains).
Selections from Lloyd Price, Kinky Friedman and The Texas Jewboys, Boomtown Rats, Peter Gabriel, Pete Shelley, Ozzy Osbourne, Tool, Nirvana, Spirit, Styx, Bee Gees, Tegan and Sara, and Quantic and Nidia Gongora.
Lloyd Price“Stagger Lee” from Stagger Lee 1958 Original Artist: Waring’s Pennsylvanians
Kinky Friedman & The Texas Jewboys“The Ballad of Charles Whitman” from Mayhem Aforethought – August 19, 1973 – You Are There 2005 Live radio recording from The Record Plant, Sausalito, CA, August 19, 1973.
Boomtown Rats“I Don’t Like Mondays” from The Fine Art of Surfacing 1979
Peter Gabriel“Solsbury Hill” from Peter Gabriel 1977
Pete Shelley“Homosapien [Dance Version]” from Gary Crowley’s Lost 80s 2019 V/A Originally released as a single in 1981.
Ozzy Osbourne“Crazy Train” from Blizzard of Ozz 1980
Tool“Prison Sex” from Undertow [2019 Remaster] 2019 Originally released in 1993.
Nirvana“Drain You” from Nevermind [30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] 2021 N Originally released in 1991.
Spirit“Morning Will Come” from Twelve Dreams of Dr Sardonicus 1970
Styx“The Grand Illusion” from The Grand Illusion 1977
Bee Gees“Massachusetts” from Massachusetts 1967
Tegan and Sara“More for Me” from Under Feet Like Ours 1999
Quantic & Nidia Góngora“Macumba De Marea” from Almas Conectadas 2021 N
The Last Tuesday Treat of October will be a Distilled Discography featuring one of two Halloween appropriate bands: The Damned or The Cramps! Vote for which band you’d like to see featured on the 10/26 show using the poll below!
On one greasy hand, we’ve got The Damned, with Dave Vanian, Brian James, Captain Sensible and Rat Scabies becoming the first UK punk band to record a single, release an album, and tour the USA.
On the other greasy hand, we’ve got The Cramps the goth psychobilly punk weirdos led by the duo of Lux Interior and Poison Ivy!
Which amazing punk group founded in 1976 will help us close out October?
Which band should be featured on October's Distilled Discographies special, airing 10/26