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The Jewel Case: Blondes, Kesey, Mellotrons

Lots of ground to cover this week: we’ll bid farewell to Ronald Khalis Bell of Kool & The Gang, get fuzzy with Gary Clark, Jr., and celebrate several notable birthdays, including those of Brother Jack McDuff, Bill Black, and Hank Williams. We’ll hear from Blonde Redhead and a few other musical “blondes”. We’ll also pay birthday tribute to Ken Kesey with a San Francisco band he took under his psychedelic wing and stop by Spain for a goth/flamenco track from Rosalía. And to top it all off? A special hour-long celebration of the majestic mellotron and some of the groovy folks who use it.

Hour 1
1. Toots & The Maytals- Pressure Drop
2. Toots Hibbert- (I’ve Got) Dreams To Remember (RIP)
3. James Brown- Give it Up or Turnit A Loose
4. Kool & the Gang- Jungle Boogie (RIP Ronald “Khalis” Bell)
5. Jimmy Reed- Bright Lights Big City
6. Gary Clark, Jr.- Bright Lights
7. Brother Jack McDuff- Whap! (HB)
8. Elvis Presley- That’s All Right (HB Bill Black)
9. Hank Williams- Lost Highway (HB)
10 The Tubes- Haloes (HB Fee Waybill)
11. The Fall- The Littlest Rebel
12. Tedeschi Trucks Band- Midnight In Harlem (live)

13. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros- Get Down Moses
14. Blonde Redhead- Falling Man
15. Concrete Blonde- Everybody Knows
16. Blondie- A Shark In Jets Clothing
17. Alice Cooper- Gutter Cat vs. The Jets
18. Flamin’ Groovies- Teenage Head
19. Jack Nitzsche- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Opening Theme) (HB Ken Kesey)
20. Grateful Dead- The Other One (live)
21. Rosalía- Por Mi Puerta No Lo Pasen
22. Miles Davis- Solea

23. The Beatles- Strawberry Fields Forever
24. Pretty Things- Baron Saturday
25. King Crimson- The Court of the Crimson King (edit)
26. Ween- Cold Blows the Wind
27. Raphael Saadiq- Stone Rollin’
28. David Bowie- Space Oddity
29. The Rolling Stones- 2000 Light Years From Home
30. Bee Gees- Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You
31. The Moody Blues- Tuesday Afternoon (single version)
32. Add N to (X)- Kingdom of Shades
33. Bigelf- No Parachute
34. Led Zeppelin- Kashmir

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.