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ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE LAST ANGEL SHOW PT.1

I had no time to do a show last week, so we heard that New Orleans rerun from last year.
For those who waited for this Series to continue, maybe even looked forward to it- which always humbly blows my mind- I have a Song For You!
This will be the Last Show on Angels, two parts- not saying I'll never play an Angel song again, but I have delved deep enough to last a lifetime.
The following set will start with a great duet between two musical legends, then a song that is actually from an album Angel left in my house (there are quite of few of those, her taste leaning to a Country Sound!)
The set closes with another terrific duet.
Bonnie Raitt calls John Prine onstage to do a classic Prine song- a song about a woman old before her time praying for an Angel to rescue her from an unhappy life.
There are a few people I tell when I am thinking about doing a Theme Show.
Sometimes they have good, even brilliant, suggestions.
Sometimes horrid ones!
And I keep it small because when they do suggest something and I DON'T play it, they may be insulted and I have to explain why I didn't.
Not enough time mostly, didn't fit in anywhere, or it just plain sucked.
In this case, so many of them mentioned a song I had not the slightest intention of playing, I had to re-think it.
Kind of glad I did play it now, cause it did bring a warm memory of simpler times.
Which led to more of those type songs.
Further which, I think you will enjoy hearing.
Always respect the old!
 
Here are the links as we return to the Clouds, at Mike Pell Rockollections:
 

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Comment by Mike Pell on April 2, 2013 at 10:29pm

Hahahahaha...Jon, that's "TINKER Tailor Soldier Spy"...and yes, I have read it!

Comment by Jon on April 2, 2013 at 6:32pm

Ever read "Tinkle Tailor Soldier Spy"?

Comment by Mike Pell on April 2, 2013 at 5:38pm

We've all tinkled...but I've gone BEYOND tingling, lol!

Comment by Jon on April 2, 2013 at 5:05pm

I've never tingled but I have tinkled.

Comment by Mike Pell on April 2, 2013 at 4:31pm
Jon,
Nice to see you are back to being your sweet self, lol!
Who's John Prince?
Actually Prine was another of that long list of The New Dylans, so it is not too surprising he sounded like him.
Now Dylan, who else would he sound like?
And naturally you didn't like it.
Who did Ray Charles sound like?
Shelley Fabares TINGLES when he walks by...a big difference, lol!
Haven't you ever with a certain girl?
No need for adult diapers or any sort.
While you guys may be Juiced up, like I told RJ, I'll stick with the original- in the Morning or otherwise!
Thanks for the listen and writing, and your snarkiness throughout the series, lol!
Wait till next week, I'll have plenty for you...but then, sometimes you are classy,
Mike
Comment by Mike Pell on April 2, 2013 at 4:07pm
RJ,
Thanks for the pat on the back, there were a lot of songs to choose from and place in an interesting or unusual manner.
Also a lot I left out, due to my free-form whimsy!
Right off the bat, the Golden Pell goes to Boz Scaggs- well that was quick, lol!
And it probably was the best of the bunch if you never heard it.
When I sit down to do the show, sometimes I have no idea what I will play, sometimes a vague one.
But I knew I would play Seven Spanish Angels, just wasn't sure when.
And you did suggest it earlier...like I wrote about the small group who I listen to, it was one of those GOOD suggestions, lol!
Angel Flying To Close To The Ground seemed like a good followup, for at least two reasons I'm sure you can figure out.
Makes me proud to know that you like it now, seemingly because of my placing it in that context.
Yes, it is strange what things you remember brought on by the playing of a song.
I have always said that it would be impossible for me to write my accurate autobiography (like anyone would want to read it, lol), without the playing of Rock songs I heard during the course of my life.
The trick would be...WHAT songs...since you never know which ones will trigger the most insightful memories, or ones you would NEVER think of otherwise!
Now the Juice Newton is a tender subject for me- I used to argue with a girl about Merrilee Rush's original version being far superior.
I still feel that way, as I don't think Newton brought any improvement or unique stamp to the song!
I think I know that Undercover Angel thing, but can't seem to find it yet.
And where would I put it?
But Hope Springs Eternal, LOL!
Thanks for the listen and writing, and your encouragement throughout the series.
I may have another big one coming  up starting next week,
Mike
Comment by Jon on April 1, 2013 at 4:42pm

Bonnie Raitt sounded great, but John Prince sounded like Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan sounded like Bob Dylan, so it's not a song I liked. Ray Charles didn't sound like Ray Charles but Willis sounded like Willie. Was he stoned?

Johnny Angel....Why does Shelley Fabares tinkle when he walks by? Does she need adult diapers? I mean, if Johnny Angel knew she had a tinkle problem, would he have anything to do with her?

The last song was Juice Newton for me as well. Don't think she had a tinkle problem though.

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on April 1, 2013 at 1:58pm

Mike, I really have enjoyed this series.  I think you have done a fabulous job with it.  The Dylan song was good, but the Boz Scaggs song was so dang good that I'm giving it the Golden Pell.  No suspense here.  

I'm really glad you played Seven Spanish Angels.  I'm pretty sure I mentioned that in one of my earlier posts, not that that's why you played it.  But I loved the follow-up, Angel Flying To Close To The Ground by Willie.  I can't say I was ever a big fan of that second song, but it worked really well here.  So now I like it.

Now, the fact that I gave the GP to Boz has no reflection on how good of a song Angel From Montgomery is.  It's terrific.  But it sounds a bit familiar, so I'll not give it the GP.  

I can take or leave those last 3 tracks, although Angel Of The Morning immediately takes me back to Alabama and my cousin's house (but it was Juice Newton's version).  We use to go visit when I was a kid and I remember my cousin having this 45.  Strange what things you remember...

There's a song called Undercover Angel...have you ever heard it?

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