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Take 2@2 Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Take 2@2 for Thursday, April 27th, 2017 is a listener requested Take 2! David R wrote us that he heard Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers on WNRN one morning with the song “Learning to Fly.” David said it would be great to hear that song with one particular cover.

The cover is from The Weepies. They recorded “Learning to Fly” on the 2015 album Sirens.

For this fantastic request, David is going to receive a car wash from Brown Automotive Group. If you have a request to share you can email me via tad@wnrn.org .

I hope you enjoy today’s Take 2@2, sponsored by Brown Automotive Group.

– Tad Abbey

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April 27th, 2017|Miscellaneous, Take 2@2|

Take 2@2 Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Take 2@2 for Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 we put an ear to a new band. In March of 1973, Faces released their final album Ooh La La. Rod Stewart was gaining increasing success as a solo artist and Faces looked more and more like his backup band. Stewart missed some of the rehearsals and even recording sessions. When it came time to record “Glad and Sorry” Faces used Ronnie Wood on lead vocals.

Magpie Salute is a new band led by former Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson.magpie salute band Fellow Crowes guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien are also in the group with some other musicians as well. Last fall Magpie Salute performed a few shows and last Saturday released a 7” single for Record Store Day. The Magpie Salute single “Comin’ Home” is paired with the B-Side cover of “Glad and Sorry.”

I hope you enjoy today’s Take 2@2, sponsored by Brown Automotive Group.

– Tad Abbey

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April 26th, 2017|Miscellaneous, Take 2@2|

Take 2@2 Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Take 2@2 for Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 we welcome Jason Isbell back to Charlottesville with open arms. jasonisbell-slideTonight, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit are taking the stage with opening act Turnpike Troubadours at The Sprint Pavilion. Today we listen to Isbell’s new cover of a Stones’ tune.

In 1971, The Rolling Stones released Sticky Fingers. One of the tunes is almost a live jam put to tape. Clocking in at over 7 minutes long, “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” has become a live staple for the Stones thanks to the broad range for instrumentation in the middle and end of the tune.

On Saturday, Record Store Day was held across the country to celebrate independent music retailers. Jason Isbell got involved with RSD and released Welcome to 1979. The album is named for the Nashville studio where Isbell recorded the record straight to vinyl.

 

Side A: 1. Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (Jagger/Richards) 2. Storm Windows (Prine) 3. Heart on a String (Jackson/Buckins)
Side B: 1. Atlantic City (Springsteen) 2. Sway (Jagger/Richards) 3. Never Gonna Change (Isbell)

I hope you enjoy today’s Take 2@2, sponsored by Brown Automotive Group.

– Tad Abbey

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April 25th, 2017|Miscellaneous, Take 2@2|

Take 2@2 Monday, April 24, 2017

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Take 2@2 for Monday, April 24th, 2017 tonight Cage the Elephant is performing at The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville. The show is part of the “Live & Unpeeled, The Acoustic Tour.” Cage the Elephant is known for their loud, brash sound so being acoustic is somewhat of a mystery. I started to wonder what a more subdued CtE will sound like. Then I remembered a cover they recorded in 2012.

Bob-dylan-hattie-carroll-newspaper-deadBob Dylan wrote “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll” in 1963. Earlier that year a twenty-four-year-old Caucasian man named William “Billy” Zantzinger had beaten a fifty-one-year-old African American Hattie Carroll to death. Carroll was a barmaid at the Emerson Hotel in Baltimore. According to witness accounts, Billy Zantzinger came in to the bar already drunk, he got upset, and used a cane to hit Carroll on the head. In a few minutes Carroll told coworkers that she “I feel deathly ill, that man has upset me so.” Hattie Carroll died at 9am the following morning, February 9th, 1963 at a hospital.

Zantzinger was charged with murder. His attorneys were able to reduce the charge to manslaughter and assault. On the assault charge, to other hotel employees, Zantzinger received a fine of $125. For the manslaughter charge against Carroll, he received a six months’ sentence and a $500 fine.

From Dylan’s 1964 release The Times They Are a Changin’, two versions of “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll.”

Cage the Elephant’s version is found on Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Boy Dylan. The multi-disc tribute to Dylan came out in 2012 to benefit Amnesty International.

I hope you enjoy today’s Take 2@2, sponsored by Brown Automotive Group.

– Tad Abbey

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April 24th, 2017|Miscellaneous, Take 2@2|

Take 2@2 Friday, April 21, 2016

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Take 2@2 for Friday, April 21st, 2017 we preview a new live release from Mavis Staples. Last night, Pink Talking Fish the Pink Floyd-Phish-Talking Heads tribute band performed at the Jefferson Theater. Through their set the seamlessly transitioned between the 3 bands’ catalogs.

Also tomorrow is Record Store Day. Here is the full list of special releases. Talking Heads will release a new 7” of “This Must Be The Place.” There is still much love for Talking Heads.  Let’s do 2 live versions of “Slippery People.”

The Talking Heads version is from 1984’s Stop Making Sense. The new cover is from Mavis Staples with Win Butler & Regine Chassagne from Arcade Fire. This version appears on Mavis Staples – I’ll Take You There: An All-Star Concert Celebration.

Blackbird Presents will be releasing the concert in various formats on June 2 and the concert will re-air on AXS TV on June 4.  Other performers in the show are Gregg Allman, Ryan Bingham, Patty Griffin, Glen Hansard, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, Michael McDonald, Buddy Miller, Keb’ Mo’, Aaron Neville, Grace Potter Bonnie Raitt, plus Jeff & Spencer Tweedy.

I hope you enjoy today’s Take 2@2, sponsored by Brown Automotive Group.

– Tad Abbey

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April 21st, 2017|Miscellaneous, Take 2@2|

Take 2@2 Thursday, 4/20

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Take 2@2 for Thursday, April 20th, 2017 we celebrate an unofficial holiday and a birthday. It happened 46 years ago. According to legend in 1971 five buddies at San Rafael High School in California came up with the term “4-20.” 420It was at twenty past four in the afternoon when the guys would get together to smoke pot. Their location was near a Louis Pasteur statue where they had a marijuana plant growing.  At first their code phase was “4-20 Louis” which was just way too long and expansive a term for 5 Cali stoners so they shortened it to 4:20.

Today is also the 45th birthday of Stephen Marley. stephen marleyYes, one of Bob’s many kids. As Bob Marley is the unofficial patron saint of Rastafarianism, and it is 4/20, I think it is fine time to play 2 versions of a Marley classic.

Xavier Rudd recorded “No Woman, No Cry” on his 2004 album Solace. Stephan Marley remixed his father’s version in 2013. You can find it on Bob Marley & The Wailer’s Legend Remixed.

I hope you enjoy today’s Take 2@2, sponsored by Brown Automotive Group.

– Tad Abbey

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April 20th, 2017|Miscellaneous, Take 2@2|

Take 2@2 Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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Take 2@2 for Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 we get a preview of this Saturday’s Record Store Day. RSD2017The annual event is now in its tenth year. As you know on Saturday record stores across the county will sell limited edition releases. You can see the full list here.

Among the albums out on Saturday is Like a Drunk In A Midnight Choir–Record Store Day Celebrates the Music of Leonard Cohen. The 11 track compilation features artists such as Donovan, Glen Hansard, and Joseph Arthur all cover Cohen tunes. Cherry Glazerr teams up with legendary bassist Mike Watt for a modern take of “I’m Your Man.”

Mike Watt by the way, will be performing at Strange Matter in Richmond on May 15th.

I hope you enjoy today’s Take 2@2, sponsored by Brown Automotive Group.

– Tad Abbey

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April 19th, 2017|Miscellaneous, Take 2@2|

Take 2@2 Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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Take 2@2 for Tuesday, April 18, 2017. We wrap up our weeks’ worth of covers from the new Danger Mouse produced Resistance Radio: The Man in the High Castle Album.

This compilation is out now. WNRN VIP Members will have an opportunity to win a download of the album on next week’s VIP List. Become a member now and you too could win a copy of Resistance Radio: The Man in the High Castle Album.

Having Danger Mouse team up with The Shins on this compilation should be no real surprise. As the producer with Shins front man James Mercer are also the group Broken Bells. So what older era song do you have your musical partner cover?  Why an old instrumental tune written by Bobby Scott and Ric Marlow entitled “A Taste of Honey.” You can see The Shins at The National, in Richmond on May 17.

The Beatles put their twist on “A Taste of Honey” on their 1963 debut album Please Please Me.

I hope you enjoy today’s Take 2@2, sponsored by Brown Automotive Group.

– Tad Abbey

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April 18th, 2017|Miscellaneous, Take 2@2|

Take 2@2 Friday, April 14, 2017

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Take 2@2 for Friday, April 14, 2017. We continue our weeks’ worth of covers from the new Danger Mouse produced Resistance Radio: The Man in the High Castle Album.

This compilation is out now. WNRN VIP Members will have an opportunity to win a download of the album on next week’s VIP List. Become a member now and you too could win a copy of Resistance Radio: The Man in the High Castle Album.

Sadly, there is a whole generation of music lovers that do not know the majesty of the rock act Nazareth. This Scottish band rocketed to the top of the charts in 1975 with the album Hair of the Dog. The title track did fairly well for Nazareth but it was a cover song that makes Nazareth legendary. We’ll start today’s Take 2 with Nazareth’s version of “Love Hurts.”

The original version of “Love Hurts” was recorded in 1960 by The Everly Brothers. They never released it as a single so then Roy Orbison covered. Now, Grandaddy has redone the song for Resistance Radio: The Man in the High Castle Album. Grandaddy’s version is more in line with Everly Brothers and better fits the 60’s theme of the Amazon series The Man in the High Castle.

I hope you enjoy today’s Take 2@2, sponsored by Brown Automotive Group.

– Tad Abbey

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April 14th, 2017|Miscellaneous, Take 2@2|

Take 2@2 Thursday, April 13, 2017

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Take 2@2 for Thursday, April 13, 2017. Today we kick off a week’s worth of covers from the new Danger Mouse produced Resistance Radio: The Man in the High Castle Album. Today we’ll feature a spiritual song as done by Michael Kiwanuka & Dr. John.

This compilation is out now. WNRN VIP Members will have an opportunity to win a download of the album on next week’s VIP List. Become a member now and you too could win a copy of Resistance Radio: The Man in the High Castle Album.

“Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child” is a spiritual song that came from America’s slaves in the 1870s. There were too many times that children were ripped away from their parents at auction blocks and thrown into a life of slavery. This song has been reworked and recorded many times over. Louis Armstrong recorded his notable take on the 1958 release Louis and the Good Book.

Dr. John’s version appears on his tribute to Louis Armstrong that came out in 2014. Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch features the mighty Mac doing classic Armstrong songs, many of which had been forgotten about over the years.

I hope you enjoy today’s Take 2@2, sponsored by Brown Automotive Group.

– Tad Abbey

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April 13th, 2017|Miscellaneous, Take 2@2|