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Opening the 3rd week of the Salute To Mothers, there are some who may think the series is too long- maybe feel ALL my series are too long.
I will address that, and how as these Theme shows progress I think of more songs.
And hey, watch it- this is about MOM after all!
This chapter I will open with an Oldie...wait...this famous song goes well beyond Oldie, lol!
After that, a long set of music concerning how some Free-Spirited Moms would stack up against the standards set by that aforementioned Oldie.
Then it's time for another Pell Puzzle, a What The...?
Why am I playing these three songs in a Salute To Mothers?
I have every confidence you will figure it out, certainly by the last tune.
Just as I am confident you will enjoy the music in this episode.
But things are about to turn serious in the forthcoming Finale!
 
Here's the link to this fun-filled entry with Mothers, at WLSO:
 
 
Mike

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Comment by Mike Pell on May 19, 2011 at 11:47pm
RJ,
I can't be sure if he was alive recording that- that goes way back even before ME, lol!
Motorcycle Mama was by Sailcat, and most people I have played that for over the years have like it.
But a theme for a television commercial?
That's a new one, lol!
Hey hey, I introduced you to The Mothers Of Invention, a lecherous song- and yep Frank Zappa is a member and the leader.
Glad you liked it, as The Professor expands your musical universe, lol!
Incidentally, I am listening closely to the first of the Kiss CD's you sent me.
Loved the first song Strutter, and was wondering how hard that word would be to say by someone who stutters!
Man, this is funny:
 

Nice touch with the Pell Puzzle.  The Pell is a powerful entity, so you have to be very careful with your puzzles, so that all listeners don't end up in a vortex they can't get out of.


I am ideed a powerful mind controller sucking people into an inescapable vortex where I rule!
It's been my life's goal, lol!
Always enjoyable to hear from you,
Mike
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on May 18, 2011 at 11:00am

Mike,

Yep, that Al Jolson song sounds really, really old.  He sounds old.  As a matter of fact, are you sure he was actually alive when he recorded that?

 

All of the songs today had that old feel to them.  The standouts to me were Motorcycle Momma by Sailcat or something like that.  That sounds like a theme for a television commercial to me.  Not any one in particular, it just seems like it would work for that purpose.

 

The Mothers Of Invention tune was pretty cool.  It's my first ever partaking of any of their music.  Now, a question, does that track have anything to do with Frank Zapp?.  I'm totally uneducated here.  But I did like the track. 

 

Nice touch with the Pell Puzzle.  The Pell is a powerful entity, so you have to be very careful with your puzzles, so that all listeners don't end up in a vortex they can't get out of.

 

Cool show bro!

Comment by Mike Pell on May 18, 2011 at 1:05am
Scott,
Damn right my man, why the hell do I have to 'splain myself, lol!
Ah every now and then I think I am going overboard on a topic, so it's a great relief to hear you think I am spot on- and what a terrific way to put it, spot on.
I guess boogie woogie or ragtime would have been considered underground or radical music back then.
This is great, another Scottism:
 
Ever had an album with a skip in it that youve heard so many times that when the same song plays from CD you still hear that skip in your subconscience?
 
Oh hell yes, and I've even told people about it- seems like something is missing in the song...hahahahaha!!
Good to hear I am not alone in my madness!
You never heard any of those 5 songs after Jolson?
Now that surprises me.
I definitely would have thought the 1st Stones one and Steppenwolf, they were BIG hits.
The Sailcat and J.J. Cale were hits too, not as big- but enough to make the Billboard Top 100 for their years- and glad you liked them.
Another great line:
 
What the 6 six words do you never want to hear at a Stones concert?  "Heres another new song for you"
 
Hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Stones do manage to have at least one or two good songs in each new album, although with a tried and true formula.
But the last truly great Stones albums are Some Girls, Let It Bleed, and/or Exile On Main Street...in my opinion.
Hope you didn't hurt your head with those first two songs in my puzzle- at least you knew them even without the names and artists.
See, that's when I feel old.
When I play songs I know like the back of my hand, not realizing not everyone else does, lol!
Thanks for the listen, the writing, and the laughs,
Mike
Comment by Mike Pell on May 18, 2011 at 12:39am
Niels, it warms my heart to know that you STILL listen once in a while- after all, I do a show that I put up in two segments in a week totallng LESS than a HALF HOUR EACH, LOL!
Who has that kind of time, LOL?
Just kidding my friend, I am happy you listen when you can and do...and you may have noticed my sarcastic streak on the show.
Yeah that's the guy, Al Jolson, who sang some songs in minstrel blackface.
A different time in history, but he was immensely popular.
The Stones were great back then, however they have been making music for so long an Anthology would be huge, and they have tailed off quality wise in the past couple of decades. 
The Beatles, by comparison, had broken up, so an Anthology of them could be done years later.
Guess we'll have to wait for the epic Stones one until something like that happens.
You are correct, an hour is nothing for them- hey wait, it's not for my show either, LOL!
That is odd, you dip in wondering if I played Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, and I do in that chapter!
And I played "Mother" by John Lennon way back in Part One.
"Mama I'm coming home" by Ozzy, is a good thought by you.
But since the series has only one part left which is already done, it wasn't a thought of mine.
Sorry, but I always enjoy hearing other people's thoughts and suggestions!
Thanks for listening pal, and writing- it's always fun,
Mike
Comment by Scott on May 17, 2011 at 10:11am
 

You dont have to explain yourself Mike! Your shows are always spot on! But thanks for the insight anyway.

 

Wow, really old start. Sometimes when these old songs come on I often wonder what woudl have been considered underground or radical music back then. The pops in the vinyl bring back memories... Ever had an album with a skip in it that youve heard so many times that when the same song plays from CD you still hear that skip in your subconscience? hahahahahaha

 

All 5 tracks after the Jolson song are new to me, never heard them. Mostly liked the Sailcat(?) and JJ Cale tracks. I really struggle with Jaggers vocal, I just dont get him, but they do have cool riffs. Heres a joke for ya... What the 6 six words do you never want to hear at a Stones concert?  "Heres another new song for you"

 

I know first two songs in your puzzle but couldnt place the name and artists. And after hearing them, I would have never got 'em either!

 

Great show Mike!

 

Comment by Niels (Mod) on May 17, 2011 at 8:29am

Hey Mike, I just want to let you know, that I'm STILL listening once in a while.

Al Jolson, or how you spell that. Was'nt he in heavy dark make up??

Stones were great back then. I don't know why they have'nt made a similar documentary like the Beatles Anthology, I mean the tv-series and DVD. I would LOVE to buy that. Once I had a TV documentary from 1989 on a VHS-cassette, but it's long gone. It was pretty cool, with a lot of interviews and the whole history, but only an hour long. That's definetly not long enough to tell the Rolling Stones-story.

It's the first "Mother's-show", I've been listening to. I was going to ask you, if you HAD played something by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, and then you do in this show! What a coinsidence.

 I'm pretty sure, that you also have played "Mother" by Lennon!!

"Mama I'm coming home" by Ozzy, perhaps?

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