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EXCLUSIVE TO HERE- NEW YORK SONGS 2007 PTS. 1 & 2

Tomorrow night I will be posting Part One of this year's 9/11 remembrance with New York City Songs and more.
If you are interested, I did TWO WEEKS of shows in 2007, Sept.4 & Sept.11- the ONLY time the show has ever fallen on Sept.11th.
Here are both halves of the Sept 4th broadcast.
The Sept. 11th one will follow as the week progresses.
I thank you,
Mike

PART ONE
As we approach the 6th Anniversary of 9/11, I will continue with a tradition I started on the first anniversary.
Playing songs about New York City- a celebration of my city, and mostly a sort of aural way of spitting in the eye of those responsible, and those fanatical nitwits who continue to love blowing things up!
I have to tell you, there are more songs about NYC than ANY other place on earth- nothing even comes close. And each year I find more and more.
Over the years, I have played some sets and songs I am really proud of.
This time, I will begin with a song that if you have spent any time in New York City in the last 25-30 years, was unavoidable.
Although I live in Brooklyn, I fully realize that when people think of New York, they visualize the borough of Manhattan.
A song for Manhattan, by the pairing of Rod Stewart & Bette Midler.
Then a great rocker for global tracking the location of our radio station.
While people come here from all over the world, there has always been a migration from the American South.
I’ll play two songs- one for a Southerner we made a good impression on, and the other a bad one.
We will close this first chapter out with a tune by Lucy Kaplansky, about what can make a girl feel like she is the prettiest in all of New York City- the guy she is with!
Coming up next, a march down the world’s most famous street.

Here's the link for Pt.1, at WLSO.FM:

http://wlso.fm/wordpress/archives/776


PART TWO
As we continue with our New York Songs, a theme within a theme.
There is no more famous street in the world than Broadway- it is non-negotiable!
Beginning with a short song by Harry Nilsson, we will March Down Broadway.
Marching along with us for this entire chapter will be the likes of Wilson Pickett, Billy Joel, the Goo Goo Dolls, Bee Gees, Genesis, naturally the Drifters, and even James Cagney.
Oh, and at the end of our march, we will be turning on 42nd Street.
Wear something light, comfortable shoes, and keep in step.
Let’s look sharp out there!

Here's the link for Pt.2, at WLSO.FM:

http://wlso.fm/wordpress/archives/780

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Comment by Mike Pell on September 8, 2010 at 11:36am
Hot dang SOUNDS like Buck Owens, lol!
I am at work...supposedly working!
Waiting for some copy to record, I am the Announcer here.
Mike
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on September 8, 2010 at 11:31am
Hot Dang!!! That is music to my ears.
Comment by Mike Pell on September 8, 2010 at 11:22am
Hey Scott, RJ and Niels,

And for Neils... I always thought Detroit was the American Rock City! But I have a biased view being a KISS fan...

Scott, I'll second your comment on Detroit Rock City!!


I'll always regard Detroit as Hockeytown with those Red Wings, lol!
Kiss will be prominent in the 2010 9/11 show!
Take care lads,
Mike
Comment by Mike Pell on September 8, 2010 at 11:18am
Dear Scott,
Yeah that New York Shuffle by Graham Parker cooks!
That's what I do, bring back the forgotten ones nobody plays anymore.

Cant get into the Rod and Bette duet, it is very approrpriate, but not my cup of tea...

I understand...you are a Rocker!
But I AM getting into that stuff- I must be mellowing, lol!
Thought Ian was Bruce?
Have you heard my Psychotherapy series, lol?
Dynamite song though, and I will always think of our old home radio station when I hear it.
Hope you like Part Two.
Thanks for listening and especially for writing,
Mike
Comment by Mike Pell on September 8, 2010 at 11:08am
Dear RJ,
Yeah I thought that long Broadway set was a winner!
Congratulations, but I expected you to recognize a lot of those tunes, lol!
Surprised you weren't familiar with the Billy Joel though.
See, now that is MY FAVORITE thing- not only did I play a song you had forgotten about, but it was your favorite Bee Gees song!
That's an "OH WOW!" moment!
About time you heard The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, and I'm glad I was the guy who provided the opportunity.
That Drifters song is a classic- I wouldn't have done the set without it.
And I waited for just the right moment to sneak it in there, lol!
There were some great Broadway and New York songs in there.
There will be a similar set, but a different location, in this year's show.
Thank YOU for the nice, smart comments,
Mike
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on September 8, 2010 at 10:42am
Scott, I'll second your comment on Detroit Rock City!!
Comment by Scott on September 8, 2010 at 9:08am
Havent heard Graham Parker for ages. I'm glad you told me who it was cause I didnt connect with until you mentioned his name. Good stuff.

Cant get into the Rod and Bette duet, it is very approrpriate, but not my cup of tea...

The Ian Hunter track threw me off a lot, I thought it was Bruce. That tells you how much I know about Springsteens stuff. hahaha

And for Neils... I always thought Detroit was the American Rock City! But I have a biased view being a KISS fan...
Comment by Mike Pell on September 8, 2010 at 2:21am
Dear RJ,
Don't be too hard on yourself, one of those songs you picked will be heard.
As for the other two, I have played them in the past- don't forget, I have been doing the show for a long time but only on the internet since some time in 2006.
The Sinatra one is overplayed anyway.
As a musicologist, I try to bring people music they have never heard- although in a context where I try to grab their attention with a topic and mix it with songs they do know...maybe even with songs they forgot they knew, lol!
It doesn't surprise me you hadn't heard any in Part One.
I LOVE that solo Ian Hunter one- Central Park & West!
The Buck Owens one was called I Wouldn't Live In New York City (If They Gave Me The Whole Dang Town).
As for Act Naturally, you should be ashamed of yourself, lol!
The BEATLES covered that song, sung by Ringo!
The one with Dwight Yoakum I am not sure I know.
It's Lucy Kaplansky that did Love Song New York, and when she is not making her own albums, does backup vocals on just about every other folk artist's albums.
Glad you liked it, and thanks for the listen.
Things didn't work out tonight, and I was unable to get Part One of this year's show up.
I am returning to the other job in the morning, after my vacation.
Really looking forward to that...yeah, LOL!
I'll write more when I get time,
Mike
Comment by Mike Pell on September 8, 2010 at 1:53am
Dear Niels,
You are RIGHT about Rock'n'Roll City by Kim Larsen- I WON'T be playing it, LOL!!!
But I will try to find it and give it a listen for the future.
Thanks for the tip,
Mike
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on September 7, 2010 at 11:56am
Another great show Mike. I actually recognized quite a few of these tunes. I really liked the Wilson Pickett, Billy Joel (I had not heard this one) and Goo Goo Dolls songs. Also, you played my favorite Bee Gees song, Nights On Broadway, and I had totally forgotten about it.

I also appreciate the inclusion of The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. I've never heard it but always wanted to.

And finally, great, great song by The Drifters (On Broadway). I had forgotten about all of these great New York songs. Thanks for playing them.

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