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Favoriting October 30, 2014: Joy in Repetition #3: Eleanor Rigby

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
The Beatles  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Revolver  Capitol  1966  LP    0:00:00 (Pop-up)
The Free Design  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting You Could Be Born Again  Light in the Attic  2004  CD  From 1968  0:03:54 (Pop-up)
The King's Singers  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Colouring Book  él/Cherry Red  2005  CD  circa 1986  0:06:44 (Pop-up)
Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Prevailing Airs  Philips  1969  LP    0:09:48 (Pop-up)
Vincent Bell and Orchestra  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Pop Goes the Electric Sitar  Decca  1967  MP3    0:11:59 (Pop-up)
Lord Sitar  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Lord Sitar  Capitol  1968  MP3    0:14:22 (Pop-up)
Chim Khotari  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Electric Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers Vol. 3  Purple Lantern  1998  CD  From 1966  0:16:42 (Pop-up)
The Ventures  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting 10th Anniversary Album  Liberty  1970  MP3    0:18:53 (Pop-up)
 
Aretha Franklin  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting This Girl's in Love with You  Rhino/Atlantic  1993  CD  From 1970  0:27:59 (Pop-up)
Ray Charles  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting The Birth of Soul  Rhino  1997  CD  From 1968  0:29:51 (Pop-up)
Kim Weston  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Soul Gospel  Soul Jazz  2005  CD  From 1970  0:32:45 (Pop-up)
The Crusaders  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Scratch  MCA  1974  LP    0:36:32 (Pop-up)
Richie Havens  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Mixed Bag  Verve Forecast  1967  LP    0:48:44 (Pop-up)
Booker T & the MG's  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Stax Does the Beatles  Stax/Concord  2008  CD    0:51:34 (Pop-up)
Michigan Marching Band  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting N/A  No Label  ?  MP3    0:55:04 (Pop-up)
 
Zoot  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Written in Rock: The Rick Springfield Anthology  Legacy  2005  CD    1:03:02 (Pop-up)
The Rattles  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting The Witch  Mercury  1997  CD  From 1971  1:07:12 (Pop-up)
Esperanto  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Last Tango  A&M  1975  MP3    1:17:05 (Pop-up)
Vanilla Fudge  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Vanilla Fudge  Atco  1967  LP    1:24:36 (Pop-up)
Bloodrock  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Whirlwind Tongues  Capitol  1974  MP3    1:32:11 (Pop-up)
Pure Food and Drug Act  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting single  Epic  1972  45    1:35:23 (Pop-up)
Don "Sugar Cane" Harris  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Fiddler on the Rock  BASF  1972  MP3    1:39:41 (Pop-up)
El Chicano  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting single  Kapp  1970  45    1:47:48 (Pop-up)
Mem Shannon  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting I'm from Phunkville  Northern Blues  2005  CD    1:52:13 (Pop-up)
 
Doodles Weaver  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Dr. Demento's Delights  Warner Bros.  1975  LP    2:04:57 (Pop-up)
The Better Beatles  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Mercy Beat  Hook or Crook  2007  LP  From 1981  2:08:24 (Pop-up)
Count Basie and His Orchestra  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Count Basie on the Beatles  Verve  1966  MP3    2:10:35 (Pop-up)
The Third Wave  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Here and Now  Crippled Dick Hot Wax!  1999  CD  From 1970  2:13:32 (Pop-up)
The Anita Kerr Singers  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Grow to Know Me  Ampex  1971  MP3    2:16:39 (Pop-up)
Tony Bennett  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Tony Bennett Sings the Great Hits of Today!  Columbia  1970  MP3    2:20:11 (Pop-up)
Bobbie Gentry  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Local Gentry  Capitol  1968  LP    2:23:40 (Pop-up)
John Denver  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Whose Garden Was This  RCA  1970  MP3    2:26:48 (Pop-up)
Margaret Leng Tan  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting The Art of the Toy Piano  Point Music  1997  CD    2:29:19 (Pop-up)
Chris Cairns  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Chris Cairns' Album  self-released  ?  CD-R    2:31:46 (Pop-up)
Gershon Kingsley  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting First Moog Quartet  Audio Fidelity  1970  MP3    2:34:21 (Pop-up)
Marty Gold  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Moog Plays the Beatles  Avco  1969  MP3    2:37:22 (Pop-up)
Wendy Carlos  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Wendy Carlos By Request  East Side Digital  2003  CD  From 1975  2:40:15 (Pop-up)
Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps.  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting single  Wing & a Prayer Record Co.  1976  45    2:42:22 (Pop-up)
The Lonely People  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting 12" single  Rave International  1992  MP3    2:45:53 (Pop-up)
Ethel the Frog  Eleanor Rigby   Favoriting Ethel the Frog  EMI  1980  MP3    2:51:42 (Pop-up)


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Listener comments!

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d¢ pät:

first!
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Marcel M:

Woah... opening with the Beatles! Whats up Joe? Morning all!
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OTB:

Mornin' Joe and all! Got my swag yesterday! Yay!
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DCE:

morning all
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Caryn:

Hiya all! Or hi yall! Can't make up my mind.
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GeesyCreesy:

Morning, everyone
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Cheri Pi:

damn you DCP! Muting the first song, tell me when it's over! Hey son!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am
Marcel M:

I rocked my Illuminati Cat shirt a few days ago! It was wonderful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am
listener james from westwood:

Loved this cut since I was a kid and heard it in "Yellow Submarine." Thanks, Joe!
Avatar 9:05am
Roberto:

One evening in 1977, my brother and I looked at each other and somehow the same thought occurred to us: let's go buy Revolver...now! (Not to be confused with buying a revolver.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am
Marcel M:

If you didn't like that one keep it muted Cheri!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am
listener james from westwood:

And holy Christmas, a Free Design cover, from the station that intro'd me to the Free freakin' Design in the first place? WIN!
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Cheri Pi:

oooh I may receive my cat-shirt today, if the fates allow.
Avatar 9:06am
Cheri Pi:

oh no!
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Yair Yona:

Hello everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am
common:

joe!
  9:06am
Brendan:

Hi Joe good morning. The free design had awesome album covers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am
Caryn:

Look at it this way, Cheri: for you, this is starting as a really horrific Halloween show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am
Marcel M:

@Caryn: haha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am
DCE:

might be a long morning for you, CP...
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d¢ pät:

oh man, truly a Pi horror story happening here. Couldn't get worse.
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OTB:

Caryn, I'll second that.
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fred:

@Cheri: Maybe Joe will play 3 hours of that song. Eleanor Rigby as the new Bohemian Rhapsody...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am
thedunkel:

oooh the King Singers!
Avatar 9:09am
BEAVO:

I heard this sung live by the composer last week
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d¢ pät:

well, I have to say--this is truly awful...
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Caryn:

I on the other hand, love this song, so I'm fine with this. Though this version is way too twee for my taste, so for now, I join Cheri.
Avatar 9:11am
d¢ pät:

..ain't gittin any better, Pi...
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sphere:

that wah guitar was pretty bad.
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Parq:

I'm guessing Doodles Weaver's version is not on the list, huh? (The first Dr Demento comp, if you're inclined to make a last minute add.) And there was a hard-prog cover in the early 70s, some eight minutes long, that was nothing if not bombastic.
Avatar 9:12am
d¢ pät:

the wahwah pedal is hilarious though.
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Caryn:

Maybe Cheri should spend the next 3 hours listening to an archive show? Or, like Ken often advises, just embrace the horror.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am
DCE:

...slowly...warping...
  9:14am
Santos L Halper:

Dug the Paul Mauriat. C Pi, just wait till Joe pulls out a 20-minute Garcia Band version : )
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am
Marcel M:

Oh man Parq I wanna hear that hard prog cover! Sounds funny
  9:14am
Brendan:

Im with Parq doodles Weaver cover was awesome
Avatar 9:15am
d¢ pät:

this was just NOT meant to happen. Almost got run over twice this morning, no hot water at work so cold shower, now this....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am
fred:

@Caryn: these two could work:
www.wfmu.org...
www.wfmu.org...
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BEAVO:

Tuck Andress does a great solo guitar version
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am
Marcel M:

THE PEOPLE ARE REVOLTING JOE!!!!
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sphere:

and Stanley Jordan also does a nice solo take on Rigby.
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BEAVO:

There's The Beatles version without the vocals.
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d¢ pät:

We already knew that @Marcel....
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DCE:

you people are revolting...nah, just kiddin' I loves yall
  9:19am
Jack:

I loved the Bohemian Rhapsody marathon, drove my office coworkers batty, though, I can go with this for a while..How long can you keep it up, Joe?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am
Marcel M:

Just a little Joke PAT! Cheer up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am
DCE:

erm...
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d¢ pät:

..and also, it's been so long since I washed my pants, they're standing up by themselves....talk about revolting...
Avatar 9:20am
texas scott:

This playlist is scary.
Happy All Hallow's Eve eve,Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am
Marcel M:

@Jack: You played that in your office the WHOLE time?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am
common:

@marcel: so did I! hee hee
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listener james from westwood:

This playlist is Rig'd!
  9:22am
bill:

Ventures! now i've heard everything.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am
Marcel M:

@Common: Hah!!! Thats cool that your co workers put up with the WOof Moo
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DCE:

gasp...a break!
  9:24am
Brendan:

Take back our station! What do we not want?! Eleanor Rigby! When do we not want it?! Now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am
Marcel M:

Hahaha... well done Joe!
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Cheri Pi:

I'm now watching the radio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am
Parq:

Hah! Found it! Esperanto. 7:44, electric violin and all.
www.youtube.com...
Avatar 9:26am
d¢ pät:

it's over, turn it up, dude.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am
Parq:

Joe, that's as distinct from the one with the naked lady on the cover with body paint up her flanks.
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Cheri Pi:

Speaking voice! my favorite piece so far.
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tidalene:

ZOOT! ZOOT! ZOOT!
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adrian in mpls:

just tuned in....wow
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d¢ pät:

oops. spoke too soon, might as well just melt your radio...
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Parq:

Poor Pi. I'm sure I speak for all of us in expressing gratitude for your hanging in there.
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Cheri Pi:

Evil laughter, Joe knows he's going to drive us insane.
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doctorjazz:

The coolest version EVER!!!!
  9:28am
fredr:

Joe, does it spike up or down?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am
common:

@marcel: usually wearing headphones.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am
Parq:

I would have gone for the live version from the Filmore album, but who am I to tell you how to do your job?
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Marcel M:

@Common: Ah, well that makes more sense. But I bet you sometimes torture them just a little??
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Ken From Hyde Park:

What, pray tell, will we hear during Single File today?
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Joe McG:

@fredr: Both!
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Joe McG:

BTW, sorry, Cheri, dear. @Ken: A few singles!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am
dale:

i hope you have tony bennett's version cued up.
Avatar 9:33am
Sem Chumbo:

Hiya, Joe, good morning to you and the assembled noises.
  9:34am
V Priceless:

Morning Joe! Do you have The Velvet Opera instrumental version of this?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am
common:

how many versions can there be?
Avatar 9:35am
d¢ pät:

man...don't know if I can wade through this...no offense....
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Marcel M:

I think he is trying to scare you away Pat
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am
dale:

trick? or treat!
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d¢ pät:

worked.
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d¢ pät:

I'm on board with the experiment...just not hardy enough to deal it turns out...
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bobdoesthings:

goodmorning
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Joe McG:

@dc: Don't feel bad! But if you stick it out, the song will cease to mean anything and you'll just hear sounds.
  9:39am
Eleanor Rigby:

Nice show today, Joe.
  9:39am
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http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/see-alice-cooper-sing-a-reverent-cover-of-the-beatles-eleanor-rigby-20140930
Avatar 9:40am
Joe McG:

@ER: Thanks! Sorry to hear about your sad lonely death and all...
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Marcel M:

Morning Bob! Gave up on the ol' 9 O' Clock start?
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Parq:

I for one am genuinely upset about the amount of time I'll have to spend away from the radio between now and noon. Definitely returning to the archive after Fiveash.
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bobdoesthings:

@marcel.. ugh yeah.. i've really fallen off the wagon the past 2 weeks.
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Parq:

Speaking of whom, your double doubles with Matt last week were two for the books, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am
sphere:

here's another frightening thing: do a Google search for "Eleanor Rigby" and "dubstep remix"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am
Marcel M:

@Bob: You'll get back up! 9:30's not so bad anyways.
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Joe McG:

@Parq: Thanks! Matt and I had a good time, even if I sullied his program with audio filth.
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Parq:

This year was actually the best Singles Going Steady week yet. Unyoking it from the Record Fair seems to have inspired you guys.
  9:48am
Jack:

I think The Dead have done a 45 minute jam of Eleanor Rigby, it's probably out there on cassette somewhere.
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Joe McG:

@jack: Really?
  9:50am
fredr:

I knew there had to be a Richie Havens in there somewhere.
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d¢ pät:

I lied..still have this on in the background...
  9:51am
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Richie Havens makes everything sound good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am
Mike Noble:

raise your hand if you're embarrassed to know the Greaseman parody "All the Inbred People"
  9:52am
Santos L Halper:

@ Jack: it was a staple of the Jerry band but I don't think the boys ever pulled it out (unless it was post-Jerry)
  9:54am
bill:

I'm embarrassed to remember the Greaseman period
  9:54am
Nino:

Waddle doodle dadum. Hobble da gaga.
  9:55am
Cecile:

Booker T always did the Beatles proud. Check out their McLemore avenue.
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Marcel M:

It is getting more listenable isn't it Pat?
  9:56am
Cecile:

Go Blue!
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d¢ pät:

that's it. can't deal with the marching bands. Adios...
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Dominick:

How about Vanilla Fudge's LP version played at 45 rpm?
  9:58am
KP:

Looking for my Kp live iphone version
  9:59am
blee:

This is frightening!
  9:59am
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But wait, dc you haven't even heard any bluegrass or polka versions yet!
  10:00am
Cecile:

Hey, I'm guesting on Diane's show today - 1-3 pm EST US
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common:

looking forward to it, cecile!
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Stevel:

Opening the baggie is a tough call.
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Dominick:

MIB
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Roberto:

Is it resealable?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03am
Marcel M:

Ooooo that IS cool. Never open it Joe! I wouldn't.
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tidalene:

YAY!!!
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d¢ pät:

WHAT? No way, Cecile! COOL. First Pi, now you. Who'll be next??
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Scott Williams:

best version! Hi Joe!
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Sean D. Daily:

Has there been a black metal version of Eleanor Rigby yet? Because I think my life would be complete, and I could die a happy man, if I heard that.
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PKNY:

Rick Springfield totally shreds on this!
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Stevel:

Please tell me Cannibal Corpse covered ER.
  10:05am
Cecile:

Joe, have you not seen Toy Story 2? Give it love by opening it.
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Greg from Bloomfield:

Oh, no WAY.
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Joe McG:

Hey, Scott! It's a tossup between this one and the next version! @Cecile: Just CAN'T do it! VERY much looking forward to your spot today!
  10:07am
Maria D:

This is awesome. I almost bailed and then Rick S lured me back in with his magic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09am
Scott Williams:

I'm with you Joe, these are the 2 versions I've been waiting for!
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Lewis:

The Rattles lead singer sounds like ? from Heart?...
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d¢ pät:

I'm like a junkie, I keep coming back. Zoot and Rattles def winning so far but Ritchie Havens is in there too.
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PKNY:

@Joe - I still have to ride with Zoot over the Rattles, but this is still a pretty dope reworking of Eleanor!
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DCE:

yeah, this gets my attention
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conkrete_dawg:

bass in yer face
  10:12am
bill:

all my doubts about this show have been erased by The Rattles
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common:

best version thus far
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Make sure to ship this playlist to Mary Wing in case she plans on an ER Three of a Kind segment.
Avatar 10:15am
Joe McG:

@Ken: Oh, man, I can give Mary a lot of overflow! I've got so many here....
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KP:

There is a 20-minute Jerry Garcia Band version that is actually After Midnight with ER. There is also three minutes of the Dead jamming on the song. The JGB track is kind of great but it is really "After Midnight." ER only has two chords so it's a cool one to build on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:15am
Marcel M:

This is.... pretty.... gnarly!
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Cheri Pi:

I'm still here unlistening!
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Cheri Pi:

only 3 minutes of jamming? I find that hard to believe.
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KP:

Just on the Eleanor Rigby theme. It's on Grooveshark. Probably part of a seven-hour Dark Star.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am
rsj:

this is a good one
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Marcel M:

the production (or lack there of) on this sounds so freaking cool
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18am
Parq:

Fuck! Esperanto just as I have to leave! Archives it is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18am
Marcel M:

AH PARQ! HERE IT IS! HAAA! YES!
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DCE:

yeah, that's totally unrecognizable. Love it!
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PKNY:

Woah, fusion Eleanor!
  10:21am
Kathy:

Best yet!
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d¢ pät:

oh boy...
  10:22am
Rega 3:

What about the R Stevie Moore Version ?
  👻 Swag For Life Member 10:22am
12539:

Why am I thinking of Clay Pigeon at this moment?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am
Marcel M:

@12539: I'm with you on that! Wouldn't be surprised if he owned this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am
Caryn:

@Sean D. Daily & Stevel: don't know about Cannibal Corpse, but there are covers by Pain, Godhead, and Letters from the Fire.
  10:23am
Cecile:

Perhaps the Kansas-like bombast
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Joe McG:

@Rega: The FMU library has A LOT of Stevie, but not the "Sings the Beatles" one, as far as I can tell.
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KP:

They sing in Esperanto.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24am
Caryn:

Realm and Alice Cooper both have Eleanor Rigby covers, if we get into the metal stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24am
DCE:

Esperanto, why don't you come to your senses?
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DCE:

nah, scratch that. leave your senses behind.
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conkrete_dawg:

rigardi ĉiujn soleca homo
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DCE:

ooh some fudge up next
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26am
Caryn:

Of course, the Alice Cooper cover isn't released until November: www.metalinsider.net...
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Joe McG:

@Caryn: I was going to play the new Alice version for Halloween, but it's kind of boring. I mean that in a nice way! I like Alice. It's just too respectful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26am
DCE:

Alice is getting old and safe, huh?
  10:26am
Rega 3:

There is a franke valli version from 1968-69
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27am
Caryn:

@DCE: nah, I think he's just too big a fan to change things up.
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Sean D. Daily:

Hey, I hear the Beatles covered "Eleanor Rigby", too! Weird, huh?
  10:27am
Violet Øbjekt:

Ĉu ekzistas aliaj esperantistoj tie ?
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Joe McG:

@DCE: He actually sings it very nicely, but it's a carbon copy.
  10:28am
Rega 3:

There is a franke valli version from 1968-69
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PKNY:

After the last few versions, the Vanilla Fudge sounds like they've just drank too much NyQuil.
  10:30am
Rega 3:

van Fudge sounds like 3 dog night
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KP:

Vanilla Fudge, the Cream of Long Island!
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d¢ pät:

I have to say I have a new appreciation for Paul's lyrics. Unusually good for him.
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KP:

Rega 3, it's the mustaches.
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KP:

I think the Vanilla Fudge invented nyquil
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am
common:

just thinkin that, dcp. man, this vanilla fudge version is so silly!
  10:32am
Violet Øbjekt:

And let's not forget Eleanor herself (a real woman from Liverpool): http://tinyurl.com/5lltfw
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Who gets Weird Al's version, Joe or Mary?
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PKNY:

For some reason I'm thinking that the metal band Lizzie Borden did a cover of ER, but the Googles are coming up empty.
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PKNY:

Nice flutin' from the Bloodrock!
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Rega 3:

Bloodrock?
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KP:

Grand Funk Railroad related
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Caryn:

I rather like this Finnish cover from 1966: www.youtube.com...
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KP:

Bloodrock, like GFR, was a product of Terry Knight's imagination
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KP:

Uhhh, speaking of two-chord songs, should this not have been a "Season of the Witch" marathon? Witch ... Halloween ... Al Kooper ... Donovan ...
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Caryn:

The only other Finnish cover I know (from 1983) is a little too faithful, though the backing singers and sax are nice: www.youtube.com...
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Will:

This show is just making me smile ear to ear.
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Rega 3:

JUST A GREAT SHOW !
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KP:

Depressing songs can do that, Will.
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DCE:

Sugar Cane!
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PKNY:

Giving the drummer *and* the fiddler some!
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DCE:

I'd like to see him and Papa John face off on this one
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12539:

(Hey, this isn't a little record with a big hole!)
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d¢ pät:

It must be something having Sugar Can as a nickname...
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Jeff:

What if you slipped in just one version of "Lonely Woman"?

Too inside?
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Joe McG:

@Jeff: You revolutionary, you!
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DCE:

hey sugar cans...come here often?
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Brendan:

Will, me too. If by that you mean an ear to ear 'slit my throat' second smile.
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Jeff:

BASF: not just a huge chemical company known for magnetic tape, also a record label?
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Parq:

Back, guys. Wasn't that Esperanto something else? You can't imagine what an impression that made on a 17 year old boy with a taste for schlocky commercial prog.
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d¢ pät:

Ha! That too...
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Cecile:

This is Don of Don and Dewey fame.
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KP:

Really, Cecile, did not know that!
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PKNY:

Totally forgot that El Chicano did this, think it's on the same record as "Viva Tirado".
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Kurt Gottschalk:

this is getting rigbiculous!
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efd:

@Jeff, it's true! I have a couple of random singles on the BASF label myself.
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KP:

It's a rare Thursday to move my car. See you there, Joe.
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Cecile:

Yeah, he was a cool dude! And they were guinea pigs for Sonny Bono'd early songwriting.

Oye como va, this rocks
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bill:

who will come up with the stronger than dirt finish?
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Cecile:

This is sweet
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Joe McG:

@Kurt: Ha!
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Greg from Bloomfield:

When I was a kid I thought he was saying "All the LOVELY people". Kinda different song that way.
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PKNY:

BASF discography from Discogs --> www.discogs.com...
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Parq:

Gregg from B, I think I went thru that phase too.
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Joe McG:

I like the way this particular song makes Eleanor Rigby seem like she's strolling the wet streets late at night with some streetlamps shining. And then she jumps in the river.
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Paul & Ringo will certainly appreciate the little bump in their royalty checks next month. Just in time for the holidays. I assume Ringo is in on it; don't know how that's arranged.
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Caryn:

@Ken from HP: or does the Michael Jackson estate get the money?
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Cecile:

Ken, performance royalties
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Professor Dumbass:

I've been studying on this question of the lonely people - specifically the conundrum of 'where do they all come from?'. Intensive research would indicate that they come from the direct result of other lonely people being not so lonely.
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Parq:

Caryn, when MJ was in legal trouble, he had to raise cash, so he sold the rights back to Paul and Yoko. Probably the first time ever that Paul and Yoko were on the same side of something.
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Santos L Halper:

BTW Joe, I picked up that K Ayers disc that your bed music comes from. Thanks for the lead, will have to get some of his other stuff too.

Sugarcane, featured prominently on Hot Rats, right?
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Parq:

God yes!!!
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lloyd michigan:

So, Paul owns Eleanor Rigby, Yoko owns Strawberry Fields, etc?
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Joe McG:

@Santos: That's great! Pretty much everything before 1976 is great, so enjoy your Ayers exploration.
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d¢ pät:

NOW we're talkin'
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conkrete_dawg:

now this is a version i can get behind
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Cecile:

Paul and Yoko were friends before she met John. They have buried a lot of hatchets.
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Parq:

Kills all the mice -- no, that would be cruel.
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Cecile:

Santos, yep!
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OTB:

This is the shit, right here.
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Roberto:

See, Ken scolded me last week for even mentioning Dr. D, and here you are playing it.
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Caryn:

@Parq: nice! One person's legal trouble is other people's good luck.
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Cecile:

This song is still better than Doodles. And I love Spike Jones.
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marmalade kitty:

I really had no idea there were so many versions released! Ray charles has to be my favourite
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Parq:

No, it looks like I'm misinformed. Wikipedia says Jackson sold the rights to Sony, and McCartney's company owns only "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You".
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Parq:

I must have read that Paul and Yoko were bidding to get them back and assumed they had gotten it. Sorry, all. I need to check my sources *before* I speak. An internet habit that I need to shake.
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Parq:

Annnd, the Better Beatles is my new favorite version.
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conkrete_dawg:

surely Frank Sinatra covered this at some point?
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lloyd michigan:

Parq, I thought they (or at least Paul) had.
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thedunkel:

Agreed w Parq - best cover yet is better beatles!
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lloyd michigan:

Sinatra once told Paul that "Something" was his favorite Lennon/McCartney song.
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Jeff:

I'm betting that that Doodles Weaver was a real hoot at parties - whether you wanted him to be or not.

That's a man who has worn a lampshade at least once in his life.
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d¢ pät:

just reading up on the ownership of Beatles tunes--Paul/Yoko still doesn't own them as far as I'm seeing...
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d¢ pät:

oh...old news. Interesting history though.
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d¢ pät:

looks like they may get the rights back in 2018.
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lloyd michigan:

I think the Doodles Weaver estate owns 'em all.
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Cecile:

Doodles was Sigourney's uncle
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marmalade kitty:

Ringo version?
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V Priceless:

I'm sure my mom (Eleanor) is getting a kick out of this, in whatever corner of the cosmos she now resides!
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Jack:

I talked to my Deadhead friend, he found this somewhere:
"An instrumental version of Eleanor Rigby was performed about 10 times by the Jerry Garcia Band in 1980. An instrumental version of the song was performed by Phil Lesh & Friends. "
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Brian in UK:

Hey Joe, well this programme will not give your listeners any SATISFACTION.
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Joe McG:

@Brian: You remember that one, eh? :)
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conkrete_dawg:

it's rappin' tony!
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Sem Chumbo:

Are you sure this isn't Redundancy Radio w/ DJ DJ?
Oh, Tony, you TOO?
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KP:

Where do they come from?
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V Priceless:

oh..for a minute there I thought TB was pulling a Shatner
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fredr:

Oh man! Tony B, A new scary trough.
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lloyd michigan:

V Priceless beat me to the punch. :)
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oks:

who is next? tom jones?
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conkrete_dawg:

what about Nimoy?
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Parq:

Those of you who think that is Bennett's hokiest, most overwrought performance need to check out his live version of "My Funny Valentine", and old Irwin "Atrocious Music" favorite.
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KP:

Jack, I think the JGB versions of ER are all jams within After Midnight. That's what I'm seeing. Plus someone says a synth ruins every one.
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V Priceless:

@ Cecile - looking forward to your Peer Pressure segment! Any Skyhooks on your playlist? : )
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Sem Chumbo:

simpsonswiki.com...
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tadpoles:

V Priceless.... I also thought of Shatner. His LSD... priceless!
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still b/p:

The jar with Eleanor's face in it is what got thrown off the Tallahatchie bridge!
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V Priceless:

@ tadpoles....yeah..Shatner urgently needs to cover this
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Mike East:

Ha! I heard two versions of Eleanor Rigby on the way to the bus this morning, but didn't realize it'd still be going on when I got to work!
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Chris M.:

please play the Melvins cover of this
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Brendan:

The Stanley Jordan version is amazing ( one guitar no overdubs)
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Chris M.:

is Joe ok? someone please check on him and make sure he isn't stuck or something.
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Kevlicki:

This is a ridiculous amount of covers of this song.
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V Priceless:

@ still b/p - Ha! thanks for confirming a mystery that has plagued me for years!

Good call, Chris M.
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Nardo:

Pretty sure that somewhere buried in here is a post devoted to Eleanor Rigby covers. Search engine is kaput. http://www.philxmilstein.com/probe/
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lloyd michigan:

How about "Eleanor's Dream" from Give my Regards to Broad St.?
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Scott Williams:

whoah, JD. 2nd time this week he's surprised me, happily: www.youtube.com...
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MattBelow:

Denver sounded like Mary Travers on that chorus. Blowin' my mind!
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d¢ pät:

Toy Piano version #1 for me.
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Cecile:

VP, yup!
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V Priceless:

@ Cecile - yay!
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tadpoles:

Hey Joe...be interesting to find out who covered it first. Was it Count Basie?
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doctorjazz:

I think these are the spikes on the graph
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totallybiased:

How about Wes Montgomery's
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Dominick:

AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH
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bill:

you got to be SH*TTTTIN me...
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Violet Øbjekt:

Moogtastic!
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some bloke:

Make it stop!
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some bloke:

Make it stop!
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Violet Øbjekt:

That's some serious pitchbending...
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lloyd michigan:

Still haven't heard one that tops the original. Not even Doodles.
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KP:

Phil Lesh def instrumental versions live. All this is accessible via Google.
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KP:

Richie Havens' version seems pretty early
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KP:

And to me, havens' cover is the best too
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Brendan:

Either Gershon is influenced by ELP or vice versa
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lloyd michigan:

I wonder how many of these Sir Paul has ever heard.
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Dominick:

www.youtube.com...
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12539:

I keep expecting Joe to start talking over one of these instrumental versions.
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Joe McG:

@12539: Never, sacrilege! :)
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marmalade kitty:

Trudy Pitts with Pat Martino version is good
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lloyd michigan:

I bet Wendy was Walter when this was recorded.
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KP:

Vanilla Fudge is earliest of those Joe has played so far
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tadpoles:

Basie is '66..same year as Revolver. I feel we've all been in church this morning.

Are Zombies Lonely People?
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Rega 3:

Disco ~
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northguineahills:

I thought Walter became Wendy in the early 70s, I could be wrong.
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Claw!:

Ooh... This is nice. I like this one.
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marmalade kitty:

papa was a rolling stone eleanor disco mash up
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lloyd michigan:

ngh...You could be right. I know he was still walter when did the sdtk for "a clockwork orange."
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Parq:

LLoyd, she was indeed Walter at the time. I remember when the album came out. It had a Jack Davis cover, which I offer here: 2.bp.blogspot.com...
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Rega 3:

Can u play the beatles version backwards ?
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Mike East:

What were the songs for Joy in Repetion #1 and 2?
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Caryn:

@tadpoles: the Topmost cover is from the fall of 1966, so that's a pretty early one as well.
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Mike East:

sorry if that's already been asked/answered
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Mike East:

Repetition*
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Mike East:

Repetition*
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Joe McG:

@Mike East: I did "St. Louis Blues" and then "Satisfaction." THAT one drove people mental.
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Jeff:

The Carlos version is totally something which would be being played inside a 1970s or early 1980s cinematic future space station.
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12539:

Where do they all belong? on the DANCE FLOOR!
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Dominick:

Drugs are BAD! M'kay?
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Sean D. Daily:

So this Lonely People version was the one playing during the lobby scene in "The Matrix", I'm guessing.
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Brendan:

It's funny but after dreading this I find myself making suggestions. Perhaps to gain some feeble sense of control of this thing that has spun out of control, But this monster has a mind of it own. This archive should be preserved and used at colleges in a class called Music Appreciation for Criminally Insane.
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oks:

eleanor rigby is the opium for the masses
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common:

totally jeff.
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tadpoles:

Thanks Caryn.. Toppermost of the Poppermost?
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lloyd michigan:

Thanks for confirming, Parq.
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marmalade kitty:

Eleanor just enjoyed her own company alot
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Listener David:

Imagine a world where this was the only song
and against your will
You had to sit and listen to it all day long
Till it made you ill.
P. Blegvad
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Caryn:

@tadpoles: there's a link to it at 10:35
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KP:

Tadpoles you are right. Basie was not on list I came up with
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Parq:

This show was a complete train wreck in terms of my work productivity, but well worth the time I'm going to have to spend in evenings making up for the lost work. Congrats and thanks, Joe.
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Caryn:

Followed next week by the "Eleanor Rigby covers, pt. 2" episode of Surface Noise.
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northguineahills:

Just went through my Walter/Wendy albums, and the last one I have where she's Walter was "Switched on Back II" in 1973.
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Sean D. Daily:

STONEHENGE!
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MD:

How nice the 1% left her some rice for supper!!!
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KP:

Ethel the Frog seems surprisingly sound
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Joe McG:

Happy Halloween, everyone! I hope you enjoyed this scary show, much scarier than any other you will hear! See you next time!
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Parq:

NGH, at the risk, of repeating myself:
www.discogs.com...
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KP:

Next week, Season of the Witch
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tadpoles:

Thanks Caryn.. Topmost excellent. I love learning something new everyday.
FMU does that to you.
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Roberto:

Play Eleanor Rigby!
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Greg from Bloomfield:

Thanks, Joe!
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oks:

whats happen to my lovely red heat? :( i got dishonored?
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MD:

"where the demons dwell!!!"
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northguineahills:

Elenor Rigby, Joe!
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Caryn:

@tadpoles: there's a list of ER covers in release order, but both Basie and Topmost are missing, so it's not complete. But interesting, anyway: www.secondhandsongs.com...
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Claw!:

@Roberto - hahahaha
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12539:

Thanks, Joe, but no one was saved.
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Brendan:

Thanks Joe
For 3 hrs in A Day in the Life that i'll never get back .
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Sean D. Daily:

"Where the banshees live and they do live well!"
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oks:

:) GREAT SHOW! THANKS JOE!
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V Priceless:

Today's Surface Noise is a testimony to what a near-perfect composition ER is - the diversity of arrangements alone is mind-boggling! Fun show, Joe! Thanks!
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paul b:

Just copy-cataloged a book (a memoir) into the library: a guy draws 20 or 30 pictures of cars, then writes a couple of pages on what he was doing & what drugs he was taking when he bought them. He has not covered Eleanor Rigby to my knowledge but has been known to cover "a day in the life"
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Sem Chumbo:

No one was spared. Thanks, Joe, for this version of TEST OUR PATIENCE in the name of free form radio. See ya!
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KP:

Yay!
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bill:

Yay Joe
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Caryn:

@tadpoles: just checked out that Topmost cover was October 4, 1966. I wonder what the date for Basie is?
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MD:

Elenor Figby was very popular and had a lot of friends!!!
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Wikipedia mentions 62 studio versions. Have they all been covered here today?
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marmalade kitty:

RIP Eleanor Rigby
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Joe McG:

Just for the record, here are some of the ones that didn't make it into today's show: PP Arnold, Mal Waldron, Supremes, Four Tops, Baja Marimba Band, Claw, Gary Burton and Chick Corea, Vince Guaraldi, Handsome Family, Ides of March, Wes Montgomery, Rare Earth, Junior Reid, Lonnie Smith, Standells, Sarah Vaughn, Big Maybelle, Jackie Wilson, August, Blonde on Blonde, Stanley Jordan, John's Children, Wendy and Bonnie, Johnny Mathis, Enoch Light, Uranium, Tangerine Dream, Velvet Opera, Big Country, James Booker, Gene Chandler, Haze, Al Hirt, Jazz Crusaders, R. Stevie Moore, 101 Strings, Soulive, Frankie Valli, and Caetano Veloso. And the other versions that you all found and mentioned!
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