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


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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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.