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The Jewel Case: Frontman Takes Five (08-29-19)

This week we "give the drummer some". And the bassist. And the keyboardist. And the guitarist, too. Our theme is "FRONTMAN TAKES FIVE"- we'll be featuring songs sung by OTHER members of the group than the usual lead singer. Results can vary; sometimes one is left with a clearer understanding why the member is NOT the lead singer (*cough*...Uli Roth, bless your heart). Other times, those tracks turn into hit singles (I'm lookin' at you, Don Brewer and Buck Dharma).

  • Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70 wi/Ginger Baker- Let’s Start
  • Iggy & the Stooges- Shake Appeal
  • R.E.M.- Superman (Mike Mills)
  • The Chris Robinson Brotherhood- Dog Eat Sun (RIP Neal Casal) 
  • The Jackson 5- I Want You Back (HB Michael Jackson)
  • Charlie Parker- Ornithology (HB Charlie Parker)
  • Meshell Ndegeocello- If That’s Your Boyfriend (He Wasn’t Last Night) (HB Meshell Ndegeocello)
  • Brook Benton & Dinah Washington- A Rockin’ Good Way (to Mess Around and Fall in Love) (HB Dinah Washington)
  • Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos- Como se Goza en el Barrio
  • Arsenio Rodriguez- Rumba Guajira
  • The Shaolin Afronauts- The Scarab
  • Dr. Octagon- Earth People
  • Hawkwind- Silver Machine (Single Version) (Lemmy)

----------THEME: Frontman Takes Five (Vocalist in parentheses)----------

  • 14. Pink Floyd- Astronomy Domine (Richard Wright)
  • Pixies- Gigantic (Kim Deal)
  • Buffalo Springfield- Good Time Boy (Dewey Martin)
  • MC5- Shaking Street (Fred “Sonic” Smith)
  • Grand Funk- We’re An American Band (Don Brewer)
  • Aerosmith- Bright Light Fright (Joe Perry)
  • Squeeze- Tempted (Paul Carrack)
  • The Velvet Underground- After Hours (Maureen Tucker)
  • The Supremes- Buttered Popcorn (Florence Ballard)
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience- She’s So Fine (Noel Redding)
  • Scorpions- Hell Cat (Uli Roth)
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers- Psychotic Reaction (Live) (Stan Lynch)
  • The Beach Boys- Sail On Sailor (Blondie Chaplin)
  • The Kinks- Strangers (Dave Davies)
  • Oasis- The Importance of Being Idle (Noel Gallagher)
  • Faces- Ooh La La (Ronnie Wood)
  • Kiss- Hard Luck Woman (Peter Criss)
  • The Beatles- Act Naturally (Ringo Starr)
  • The Rolling Stones- Before They Make Me Run (Keith Richards)
  • Deep Purple- Gettin’ Tighter (Glenn Hughes)
  • The Police- On Any Other Day (Stewart Copeland)
  • The White Stripes- In The Cold, Cold Night (Meg White)
  • Cream- Pressed Rat And Warthog (Ginger Baker)
  • Grateful Dead- Pride Of Cucamonga (Phil Lesh) 
  • The Who- Boris The Spider (John Entwistle)
  • The Clash- Guns Of Brixton (Paul Simonon)
  • Cheap Trick- I Know What I Want (Tom Petersson)
  • Queen- The Loser In The End (Roger Taylor)
  • XTC- Making Plans For Nigel (Colin Moulding)
  • The Doors- Ships w/Sails (Ray Manzarek)
  • Blue Oyster Cult- Don’t Fear the Reaper (Buck Dharma)

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 graduated from Milton-Union High School and Sinclair Community College, and also attended the Columbus College Of Art & Design until his scholarship ran out and he moved home to pursue the lucrative career of a struggling musician. 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. When he's not playing, listening to, or reading about music, Tod keeps busy by fixing up his house, where he and his wife Patrice live under the strict and watchful authority of their two cats, Mikey and Joey.