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Out Of The Vault - Show #28 – Odds & Ends #1–11/10/12

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Joe Ely – SETTLE FOR LOVE – originally released on 1988’s “Dig All Night” CD, this is a re-recorded version from his “Love and Danger” CD  1992.  Originally scheduled for OOTV # 3 – Love Songs

John Hiatt – JOHNNY 99 - "Johnny 99" is a song written and recorded by Bruce Springsteen, which first appeared on his1982 solo album Nebraska. In "Johnny 99" Springsteen sings about an auto worker who gets laid off in Mahwah, New Jersey and shoots and kills a night clerk while drunk and distraught.  As a result, he is apprehended and is sentenced to 99 years in prison, but requests to be executed instead.  Taken from “One Step Up/Two Steps Back:  The Songs of Bruce Springsteen” 2 CD collection, 1997.  Originally Scheduled for OOTV # 20 – Bruce Springsteen Month # 2.

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John Lennon -  I’VE GOT A FEELING -- I've Got a Feeling" is a song by The Beatles, from the 1970 album Let It Be. It is one of the songs on the album from the Rooftop Concert. It is a combination of three unfinished songs: Paul McCartney's "I've Got a Feeling", John Lennon's "Everybody Had a Hard Year" from the White Album sessions (where it was demoed as "Everyone Had a Hard Year") and "Watching Rainbows."  McCartney's song was written for his girlfriend Linda Eastman, whom he soon married, telling her that she was the girl he had always been looking for. Lennon's song was a litany where every line started with the word "everybody".  While McCartney's song was very optimistic, Lennon actually had a hard year—he divorced his wife, Cynthia Powell, his girlfriend Yoko Ono had a miscarriage, he was arrested for drug possession, and had grown deeply unhappy in the Beatles.  In the film Let It Be, Lennon jokingly claimed he had written "Everybody Had a Hard Year" the night before.  Unreleased version.  Originally Scheduled for OOTV # 25 – John Lennon.

Edwin Starr – MY SWEET LORD – Taken from the CD “Come Together – Motown Sings The Beatles” – 1994.  "My Sweet Lord" is a song by former Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison, recorded and released in 1970 on his multi-platinum triple album All Things Must Pass. Issued as a single, "My Sweet Lord" topped the charts worldwide and was the biggest-selling single of 1971 in Britain.  The song was written in praise of the Hindu god Krishna,, while at the same time serving as a call to abandon religious sectarianism, with its deliberate blending of Christian "alleluia"s with chants of "hare Krishna" and Vedic prayer.  The song was also at the center of a plagiarism suit due to its similarity to the Ronnie Mack song "He's So Fine", originally recorded by The Chiffons in December 1962.  Originally scheduled for OOTV # 9 – The Beatles #1

Irma Thomas – TIME IS ON MY SIDE - Irma Thomas (born February 18, 1941, Ponchatoula, Louisiana) is an American singer from New Orleans.  She is known as the "Soul Queen of New Orleans".  Thomas is a contemporary of Aretha Franklin and Etta James, but never experienced their level of commercial success.  The song was written by Jerry Ragovoy (under the pseudonym of Norman Meade). First recorded by jazz trombonist Kai Winding and his Orchestra in 1963, it was covered (with additional lyrics by Jimmy Norman) by both soul singer Irma Thomas and The Rolling Stones in 1964.  From "The Best Of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues, Volume 1". 1990.  Originally scheduled for OOTV # 16 – Mick & The Stones

Gram Parsons – CRY ONE MORE TIME – Written by Peter Wolf and Seth Justman of the J. Geils Band, it was released on Gram Album “GP” in 1973.  Originally Scheduled for OOTV # 23 – Gram Parsons

Joe Cocker – YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR HAT ON – From his 1986 album Cocker.  It was featured in the 1986 Adrian Lyne film 9½ Weeks during the infamous Kim Basinger striptease scene.  Originally scheduled for OOTV # 18 – Woodstock.

Hindu Love Gods – WANG DANG DOODLE – "Wang Dang Doodle" is a blues song written by Willie Dixon for Howlin' Wolf at Chess Records in Chicago. It has been covered by many artists, including Love Sculpture, Koko Taylor, Z. Z. Hill, Ted Nugent, the Pointer Sisters, PJ Harvey, Grateful Dead, Ratdog, Savoy Brown, Charlie Watts, Booker T. & The MG's, and Hindu Love Gods, (Warren Zevon, Bill Berry, Peter Buck, and Mike Mills from R.E.M.) who released this version in 1990. Originally scheduled for OOTV # 15 – Jerry & The Dead.

 

Bruce Springsteen featuring Roger McGuinn – TURN TURN TURN - A song adapted from the book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible (with the exception of the last line) and put to music by Pete Seeger in 1959.  Taken from “Magic Tour Highlights”, a digital only release, 2008.  Scheduled for OOTV # 4 – Interesting Live Tracks

Johnny Winter – HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED - From the CD “Bob Dylan - The 30th Anniversary Concert” – 1993.  Recorded live October 16, 1992, Madison Square Garden, NYC.  It is the title track of Bob Dylan's 1965 album Highway 61 Revisited. It was also released as the B-side to the single "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?" later the same year.  Highway 61 runs from Duluth, Minnesota, where Bob Dylan grew up in the 1940s and 1950s down to New Orleans, Louisiana. It was a major transit route out of the Deep South particularly for African Americans traveling north to Chicago, St Louis and Memphis, following the Mississippi River valley for most of its 1,400 miles.  Schedule for OOTV # 8 – Dylan # 2

Pearl Jam (with Sleater Kinney) -- ROCKIN’ IN THE FREE WORLD – Unreleased – recorded 7/14/03.  "Rockin' in the Free World" is a song by Neil Young, released on his 1989 album FreedomThe song was first performed live on February 21, 1989 in Seattle with Young's band The Restless.  In the book Shakey by Jimmy McDonough claims the song originated when Young was on tour in the late 1980s. He and Frank "Poncho" Sampedro saw newspaper photos of the Ayatollah Khomeini's body being carried to his grave as mourners were burning American flags in the street. Sampedro commented, "Whatever we do, we shouldn't go near the Mideast. It's probably better we just keep on rockin' in the free world." Young asked if Sampedro intended to use this idea as the basis of a song and when Sampedro said no, Young said that he would do so instead.  Originally scheduled for OOTV # 11 – Independence

Warren Zevon & Neil Young – COMES A TIME The title track to Young’s Comes a Time is the ninth album by Neil Young, and a return to the country/folk rock sound of Harvest (1972). It is also the title song and a single release from this album.  Recorded live at Zevon’s show at the American Music Festival, July 11, 1992.  Unreleased.  Originally Scheduled for OOTV # 24 – Neil Young.