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The Jewel Case: Sob Stories (06.06.19)


Make sure you have plenty of tissues on hand. This week's theme is "SOB STORIES". We'll be spinning a multitude of tearjerking tunes about crying (or trying not to). Elmore James. Dinah Washington. Van Halen. Pretenders. This suave gentleman below. Many, many more, as well. Let's get emotional.

  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard- D-Day
  • Beastie Boys- Pass The Mic
  • Jack White- Weep Themselves to Sleep
  • Etta James- Losers Weepers, Part 1
  • The 13th Floor Elevators- You’re Gonna Miss Me (RIP Roky Erickson)
  • Leon Redbone- Ain’t Misbehavin’ (I’m Saving My Love For You) (RIP Leon Redbone)
  • Monty Alexander- Spunky (HB Monty Alexander)
  • Gary U.S. Bonds- New Orleans (HB Gary U.S. Bonds)
  • The Four Tops- Reach Out, I’ll Be There (HB Levi Stubbs)
  • Tangerine Dream- Chronozon (HB Edgar Froese)
  • Steve Vai- The Attitude Song (HB Steve Vai)
  • The Rolling Stones- All Down The Line
  • David Bowie- Soul Love
  • Fela Kuti- Sorrow, Tears, and Blood

And now for the theme: Sob Stories

  • R.L. Burnside- Goin’ Down South
  • Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings- I’m Not Gonna Cry
  • ? & the Mysterians- 96 Tears
  • Smokey Robinson & the Miracles- The Tracks of My Tears
  • The Beat- The Tears of a Clown
  • The Police- Driven to Tears
  • Johnny Cash- Cry, Cry, Cry
  • James Brown- Willow Weep for Me
  • Bessie Smith- Weeping Willow Blues
  • Buddy Holly- Crying, Waiting, Hoping
  • Everly Brothers- Crying in the Rain
  • Roy Orbison- Crying
  • Jose Gonzalez- Teardrop
  • Elvis Costello & the Attractions- Big Tears
  • The Beatles- Cry Baby Cry
  • Aretha Franklin- Mary, Don’t You Weep
  • Van Halen- Jamie’s Cryin’
  • Roy Brown- Laughing But Crying
  • Monguito Santamaria- Crying Time
  • The Budos Band- Trail Of Tears
  • The Animals- I’m Crying
  • Deerhunter- Don’t Cry
  • Dinah Washington- Cry Me a River
  • Flight of the Conchords- Hurt Feelings
  • Pretenders- Stop Your Sobbing
  • The Cure- Boys Don’t Cry
  • Elmore James- The Sky is Crying
  • Ray Charles- Drown In My Own Tears
  • Free- Oh I Wept
  • Hank Williams- I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
  • Prince & the Revolution- When Doves Cry
  • Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Dhani Harrison & Prince- While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Live)
  • J Dilla- Don’t Cry

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.