Fanatics! Let's Pay Our Respects to the Great Ben E. King
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RADIO BROADCAST #319
Fanatic! As you might have found out, last month, we lost a giant in the world of music. Ben E King, the great vocalist, passed away late last month. He leaves behind an amazing body of work that will be around for as long as there are ears. Tonight, we will give some attention to just a small portion of his huge catalog of songs.
We are still working away at the new Fall album.
Before I forget, on the 24th, we will be premiering the new Bong album We Are, We Were and We Will Have Been in the second hour. We worked it out with Ritual Productions and Mike Vest of Bong and it’s all happening. Get ready for two 16-plus-minute sides of Bong.
I just got my LP version of HTRK’s Marry Me Tonight album. Sounds AMAZING on vinyl. If you have been digging the HTRK tracks we have been playing on the show, this is a great first album of theirs by which to get into their music. Rowland S. Howard co-produced and plays on more than half of the songs. Great stuff.
It is another show full of great tunes, assembled with the greatest of care. We hope you enjoy.
Note to Rick Astley Dept.: Rick Astley until the wheels fall off, I say. Rick, it was the '80s and we were all a little crazy. You saw an opening and you went for it. I just want you to know that I totally get that and still wear the T-shirt and the "Never Gonna Give You Up" leggings in cold weather.
Stay loose and STAY FANATIC!!!
01. Ben E. King - Stand By Me / Sings For Soulful Lovers
02. Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music / Beg, Scream & Shout!
03. James Brown - Give It Up or Turnit a Loose (Original) / The CD of JB II
04. Ben E. King - Young Boy Blues / Best of Ben E King
05. Ike & Tina Turner - Save The Last Dance For Me / Phil Spector - Back To Mono
06. The Ramones - The Return of Jackie and Judy / End of the Century
07. Tom Waits - The Return Of Jackie And Judy / Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
08. King Tubby & Prince Jammy - Dub Of Rights / Dub Gone 2 Crazy
09. Flin Flon - Virgin Arm (Version) / Chicoutimi EP
10. The Fall - Venice With The Girl / Sub-Lingual Tablet
11. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Kill Surf City / The Power Of Negative Thinking
12. Birthday Party - Swampland / Mutiny EP
13. The Sunnyboys - Show Me Some Discipline (7" version) / Individuals
14. Fuzz - Sleigh Ride (2-13-15 @ The Smell) / live recording
15. Brian Wilson - Smart Girls / Sweeter Insanity
01. Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds - Conjure Man / single
02. Scientists – Swampland / Blood Red River
03. Rowland S. Howard – Breakdown / Teenage Snuff Film
04. Otto Fix – Practical / mp3
05. HTRK - Eat Yr Heart / Eat Yr Heart 12"
06. Chain & The Gang - Not Good Enough (Dub) / Music's Not For Everyone
07. Point Juncture, WA - Kings Part II / Heart To Elk
08. Alan Vega - Doomo Dance / Power On to Zero Hour
09. Jay Reatard – Nightmares / Blood Visions
10. Black Tambourine - What's Your Game / OneTwoThreeFour
11. Au Ras Au Ras - Pulling Curtains Back / Au Ras Au Ras
12. The Drifters - There Goes My Baby / The Hits
13. Led Zeppelin - Stand By Me / Uncensored
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