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The Jewel Case: The DNA Of Led Zeppelin (06.21.18)


This week we're examining the musical DNA of Led Zeppelin. Led Zep are one of the big names on Rock Mountain and, over the course of their career, they interpreted a fair share of other artists' music, sometimes legitimately credited, sometimes...er...not so much. We'll spin the original versions of songs that found their way into the Zeppelin catalog one way or another and, in many cases, spilling some juicy details. LOTS of great Blues, Folk, and early Rock & Roll in this one, friends, and you don't have to be a Led Zeppelin fan to dig it. But first...

  • Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros- Coma Girl
  • Ike & Tina Turner- Shake A Tail Feather (Live)
  • Johnny Hallyday- A Tout Casser
  • Jacqueline Taieb- 7 Heurs Du Matin
  • Matt “Guitar” Murphy- Matt’s Guitar Boogie
  • The Kinks- Do It Again
  • Lalo Schifrin- Bullitt, Main Title
  • New York Philharmonic, Nathan Milstein & Bruno Walter- Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 64: l. Allegro molto appassionato
  • Open Mike Eagle & Paul White- Protectors Of The Heat (ft. Hemlock Ernst)
  • Angelique Kidjo- Once In A Lifetime
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson- Time Come
  • Jeff Beck- Beck’s Bolero

And now for the theme: The DNA of Led Zeppelin

  • Muddy Waters- You Shook Me
  • Joan Baez- Babe I’m Gonna Leave You
  • Jake Holmes- Dazed And Confused 
  • Bert Jansch- Black Waterside 
  • Otis Rush- I Can’t Quit You Baby
  • Howlin’ Wolf- How Many More Years
  • Jimmie Rodgers- Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
  • Muddy Waters- You Need Love
  • Howlin’ Wolf- Killing Floor
  • Robert Johnson- Travelling Riverside Blues 
  • Sonny Boy Williamson- Bring It On Home
  • Leadbelly- The Gallis Pole
  • Bukka White- Shake ‘Em On Down
  • Little Richard- Keep A Knockin’ 
  • Spirit- Taurus
  • Memphis Minnie- When The Levee Breaks
  • Josh White- Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed
  • Ritchie Valens- Ooh, My Head
  • Blind Willie Johnson- It’s Nobody’s Fault But Mine 


  • Eli “Paperboy” Reed- (Doin’ The) Boom Boom
  • Linda Lyndell- What A Man
  • Ty Segall- Green Belly
  • Mulatu Astatke- Yekermo Sew
  • She- Outta Reach
  • The Jam- A Town Called Malice
  • Pretty Things- Baron Saturday
  • Ralph Stanley- Oh Death
  • Jerry Garcia, David Grisman & Tony Rice- Shady Grove
  • The Blasters- Border Radio
  • JD McPherson- Shy Boy
  • Curtis Mayfield- We’re A Winner (Live)
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience- 1983…(A Merman I Should Turn To Be)/Moon, Turn The Tides...Gently Gently Away

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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A lifelong Miami Valley resident, Tod Weidner grew up in Ludlow Falls before moving to Dayton in the early 1990s. Tod has been heavily involved in the Dayton Music Scene for over 20 years, as both a solo performer and a member of such bands as The Motel Beds, Shrug, The American Static, and Set The Controls, to name just a few.