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Out Of The Vault: Anniversary Show – April 13, 2013

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Lucinda Williams – POSITIVELY 4TH STREET – Written by Bob Dylan – Taken from:  “The Village - A Celebration of the Music of Greenwich Village by Various Artists” CD- 2009  Show #1 – 4/7/12

Bruce Springsteen – I WANT YOU – taken from a live radio broadcast, 2/5/75 – from the Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA.  Recorded by Bob Dylan in 1966. It was issued as a single in June 1966, shortly before the release of its accompanying album, Blonde on Blonde.  Show #7 – 6/2/12

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Dwight Yoakam – SIN CITY – Writtten by Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman.  First released on The Gilded Palace of Sin, by the Flying Burrito Brothers, this version is from Yoakam’s CD Just Lookin’ For a Hit, 1989.  Harmony vocals by k.d. lang.  Written about Los Angeles (not Las Vegas as most people think), much of it’s meaning has been debated since the release of the song. Show # 23 – 10/6/12

The Band –UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK – "Up on Cripple Creek" is the fifth song on The Band's eponymous second album, The Band. “Up on Cripple Creek" was written by all members of "The Band" (Levon Helm, Richard Manuel, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Robbie Robertson), with drummer Helm singing lead vocal with back up vocals by Rick Danko (Bass), Richard Manuel (Piano).  Taken from their “Live At Watkins Glen CD”, 1995.  Show #18 – 9/1/12

Elvis Costello with Clover (Huey Lewis’ backing Band) – THIRD RATE ROMANCE – was written and first recorded by The Amazing Rhythm Aces - unreleased demo version circa 1977.  From
Show #1 – 4/7/12

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Shivaree -  GOODNIGHT MOON - Shivaree is an American alternative pop/rock band formed in 1997 consisting of Ambrosia Parsley (vocals), Danny McGough (keyboard), and Duke McVinnie (guitar). Shivaree is best known for the song "Goodnight Moon", released in 1999 and appearing in Dawson's Creek and Kill Bill: Volume 2. Show #26 –10/28/12

Mick Jagger with Ry Cooder – MEMO FROM TURNER – “Performance” Soundtrack 1968 – Recorded with studio musicians not the Rolling Stones.  Show #2 – 4/14/12

Max Gomez – DELIA’S GONE – Inspired by the murder of Delia Green who was shot and killed by 15-year-old Mose Houston late on Christmas Eve, 1900, in the Yamacraw neighborhood of Savannah, Georgia, after an argument earlier in the evening. Houston, the newspapers implied, had been involved in a sexual relationship with Green for several months. The shooting took place at the home of Willie West, who chased down Houston after the shooting and turned him over to the city police . The song is usually attributed to Blake Alphonso Higgs (the calypso singer also known as "Blind Blake"), and is explicitly told from her killer's point of view. "Delia's Gone" was prominently covered by The Kingston Trio, Pete Seeger and four times by Johnny Cash. From a demo recorded in the early 2000’s.  Unreleased.  Show #29 – 11/17/12

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The David Johansen Group – BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP – Written by Mike d'Abo and Tony Macaulay, and released by The Foundations  1968 - From “The David Johansen Group Live” promo only release 1978 and reissued on CD in England 2004.  Show #5 5/19/12

The Doors – ALABAMA SONG - The "Alabama Song" (also known as "Whisky Bar," "Moon over Alabama," or "Moon of Alabama") was originally published in Bertolt Brecht's Hauspostille (1927). It was set to music by Kurt Weill for the 1927 "Songspiel" Mahagonny and used again in Weill's and Brecht's 1930 opera Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.  The lyrics for the "Alabama Song" are in English (albeit specifically idiosyncratic English) and are performed in that language even when the opera is performed in its original German. The English text was made by Brecht’s close collaborator, Elisabeth Hauptmann, on the author’s behalf. The text dates back to 1925.  From show # 31 – 11/31/12

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – STOP DRAGGIN’ MY HEART AROUND – Recorded in 1981 at various studios.  Features Phil Jones on Percussion and Donald “Duck” Dunn on bass.  Written by Tom Petty and Mike Campbell, it was the first single from Stevie Nicks' debut solo album “Bella Donna”, released in 1981.  Show # 13 – 7/28/12

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The Clash – I FOUGHT THE LAW --  “Clash on Broadway” CD - live recording previously released on the soundtrack to the film Rude Boy 1979 –written by Sonny Curtis of The Crickets and popularized by the Bobby Fuller Four in 1966.  Show #4 – 4/28/12