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The Jewel Case: Ridin’ the Rails (10-03-19)

Oct 4, 2019

To quote Mr. Mayfield: you don't need no ticket, just get on board. This week we're ridin' the rails; we'll be picking some of of our favorite train tunes from a near-inexhaustible supply of songs on the subject. I ask you: where else are you going to hear Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Scorpions on the same playlist? Only here, that's where. We'll save you a window seat.

  • Old 97’s- Driver 8
  • Dr. John- Eleggua 
  • Guru- Transit Ride
  • International Orchestra Safari Sound- Homa Imenizidia 
  • Grateful Dead- Box of Rain (RIP Robert Hunter)
  • Eddie Cochran- Twenty Flight Rock (HB Eddie Cochran)
  • Fleetwood Mac- Tusk (HB Lindsey Buckingham)
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble- In the Open (HB Stevie Ray Vaughan)
  • Kenny Burrell- Chitlins Con Carne 
  • Eugene Blacknell & The New Breed- Gettin’ Down 
  • Bombino- Igmayagh Dum 
  • Wallias Band-  Muziqawi Silt 

----------THEME: Ridin’ the Rails----------

  • James Brown- Night Train 
  • Scotty- Draw Your Brakes
  • Procol Harum- Whisky Train
  • Gladys Knight & The Pips- Midnight Train To Georgia 
  • Johnny Burnette & The Rock’n’Roll Trio- Train Kept A Rollin’ 
  • Little Junior Parker- Mystery Train
  • Jerry Reed- The City of New Orleans
  • Bob Dylan- Slow Train
  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe- This Train
  • Curtis Mayfield- People Get Ready
  • The Marvelettes- Destination Anywhere
  • Los Lobos- That Train Don’t Stop Here Anymore
  • Glenn Miller & His Orchestra- Chattanooga Choo Choo
  • Louis Jordan & His Tympani Five- Choo Choo Ch’Boogie
  • Chuck Berry- Downbound Train 
  • Scorpions- Catch Your Train 
  • The Who- 5:15
  • Johnny Cash- Hey Porter
  • Jimmie Rodgers- Waiting For A Train 
  • Crosby Stills & Nash- Marrakesh Express
  • The Monkees- Last Train To Clarksville 
  • Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers- Train To Skaville
  • Desmond Dekker- Rude Boy Train
  • U Brown- Train To Zion
  • Robert Johnson- Love In Vain Blues
  • Jimi Hendrix- Hear My Train A-Comin’ (Acoustic Version) 
  • John Hammond- So Many Roads, So Many Trains
  • Harry Belafonte- Midnight Special
  • Lonnie Donegan- Rock Island Line
  • Tom Waits- Downtown Train 
  • Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington- Take The “A” Train

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. 

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