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The Jewel Case: Frontman Takes Five (09.13.18)


This week's theme? Glad you asked: "FRONTMAN TAKES FIVE"- we'll be taking a look at songs where the regular lead singer steps back from the mic and lets another band member have a moment in the spotlight. Sometimes there's a good reason why the bass player doesn't get a mic, but there are other examples when the song becomes the band's biggest hit. We'll be hearing both sides of the spectrum, and it's gonna be a hoot. Ringo wants YOU to be there. You don't want to disappoint Ringo, do you?

  • Iggy & The Stooges- Shake Appeal 
  • Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band- Spreadin’ Honey
  • R.E.M.- Superman
  • Muddy Waters- You Need Love
  • The Shaolin Afronauts- The Scarab
  • Rachid Taha- Rock El Casbah
  • Yma Sumac- Taki Rari
  • Bill Monroe- Blue Moon Of Kentucky 
  • Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers- Driftin’ Blues
  • Jefferson Airplane- The Last Wall Of The Castle
  • Endless Boogie- Smoking Figs In The Yard
  • WiIson Pickett- Born To Be Wild
  • David Bowie- Starman
  • Dr. Octagon- Earth People
  • Hawkwind- Silver Machine

And now for the theme: Frontman Takes Five

  • Pink Floyd- Astronomy Domine
  • Pixies- Gigantic
  • Buffalo Springfield- Good Time Boy
  • MC5- Shaking Street
  • Grand Funk- We’re An American Band
  • Aerosmith- Bright Light Fright
  • Squeeze- Tempted
  • The Velvet Underground- After Hours
  • The Supremes- Buttered Popcorn
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience- She’s So Fine
  • Scorpions- Hell Cat
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers- Psychotic Reaction (Live)
  • The Beach Boys- Sail On Sailor
  • The Kinks- Strangers
  • Oasis- The Importance of Being Idle
  • Faces- Ooh La La
  • Kiss- Hard Luck Woman
  • The Beatles- Act Naturally
  • The Rolling Stones- Before They Make Me Run
  • Deep Purple- Gettin’ Tighter
  • The Police- On Any Other Day
  • The White Stripes- In The Cold, Cold Night
  • Cream- Pressed Rat And Warthog
  • Grateful Dead- Pride Of Cucamonga
  • The Who- Boris The Spider
  • The Clash- Guns Of Brixton
  • Cheap Trick- I Know What I Want
  • Queen- The Loser In The End
  • XTC- Making Plans For Nigel
  • The Doors- Ships w/Sails

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.