The Jewel Case: Answer Songs (05.10.18)

May 11, 2018

Answer Songs take an existing tune and tell it from another point of view, pick up where the original left off, or otherwise tweak another composition. Sometimes they're nothing but a quick cash grab; other times they end up topping the original version. But first....

  • Sherman Williams Orchestra- Hello
  • The Daktaris- Daktari Walk
  • Woody Guthrie- This Land Is Your Land (Original Version)
  • Wilco- Sunken Treasure
  • The Rolling Stones- 2000 Light Years From Home
  • The Carter Family- Wildwood Flower
  • Donovan- Get Thy Bearings
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry- The Night Doctor
  • The Police- Bring On The Night
  • Illinois Jacquet- Harlem Nocturne
  • Black Sabbath- Looking For Today
  • Neil Young- Alabama
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd- Sweet Home Alabama

And now for the theme: Answer Songs

  • The Big Bopper- Chantilly Lace
  • Jayne Mansfield- That Makes It
  • Big Mama Thornton- Hound Dog
  • Rufus Thomas- Bear Cat
  • James Brown- It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World
  • Neneh Cherry- Woman
  • Barry McGuire- Eve Of Destruction
  • The Spokesmen- Dawn Of Correction
  • Johnny Darrell- Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town
  • Maria Dallas- Billy, I’ve Got To Go To Town
  • Merle Haggard- Okie From Muskogee
  • The Youngbloods- Hippie From Olema No. 5
  • Roger Miller- King Of The Road
  • Jody Miller- Queen Of The House
  • Paul & Linda McCartney- Too Many People
  • John Lennon- How Do You Sleep?
  • The Beatles- In My Life
  • Freddie Lennon- This Is My Life (My Love And Home)
  • David Bowie- Space Oddity
  • Peter Schilling- Major Tom (Coming Home)
  • U.T.F.O.- Roxanne, Roxanne
  • Roxanne Shante- Roxanne’s Revenge
  • The Sex Pistols- New York
  • Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers- London Boys
  • Hank Ballard & The Midnighters- Work With Me Annie
  • Etta James- The Wallflower (Roll With Me Henry)
  • Dion- Runaround Sue
  • Ginger Davis And The Snaps- I’m No Runaround
  • Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys- The Wild Side Of Life
  • Kitty Wells- It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
  • Brighter Side Of Darkness- Love Jones
  • Cheech & Chong- Basketball Jones
  • The Liminanas- I Know There’s An Answer

Join Tod Weidner on Thursday, 8-11pm for The Jewel Case, a weekly celebration of all manner of musical goodness: deep cuts, forgotten treasures, and curiosities with a new theme each show spanning all genres, eras and locales.