Freak Power Ticket (Eclectic)
A "wondrous boat ride" exploring rock 'n' roll & other music, the counter cultural, cinema, pop culture, oddities, etc. Buy a ticket, take the ride.
Mon May 6th 2013 11.00am–12.00pm
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links help support the station.
Time zone: pacific
Ebonistics “Echoes of November”
from Legends of Doo-Wop, Vol. 1 MP3 Comp (Great American Music Company/F2K 2008) —Vocals by NL Rookie of the Year/AL MVP Dick Allen, a journeyman known not only for his baseball skills but also for his outspoken anti-racist attitudes. This late 60's song is a music bed & intros my interview w/BIG HAIR & PLASTIC GRASS author Dan Epstein
Monte Moore “PART 1”
from Finley's Heroes MP3 Album (Fleetwood Sounds www.fleetwoodsounds.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=31 1972) —Intro to this 1972 album that recaps the Swingin' A's of Oakland's 1st World Championship. "A baseball fantasy more bizarre than anything Abner Doubleday had ever dreamed..."
Galt McDermot & Tom Pierson “Hair”
from Hair: Special Anniversary Edition (Remastered Original Cast Recording) MP3 Album (BMG Entertainment 1979) —My musical tribute to the Mustache Gang of the Swingin' A's of the early 1970s. Music bed for voiceover/commentary.
The Baseball Project “The Ballad of Mike Keckich and Fritz Peterson”
from Vol. 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails (Online Bonus Tracks) MP3 Single (Yep Roc Records 2008) —Online bonus track tells the story of wife-swapping NY Yankees pitchers Mike Kekich & Fritz Peterson.
Heatwave “The Groove Line”
from Central Heating CD Album (Epic 1978) —A song guest Dan Epstein recalls listening to with his mom on the way to Dodgers Stadium in the late 1970s. MUSIC BED for interview segment on his historical methodology, individuality in 70s sports, + baseball & music fandom, more generally.
Tommy Lasorda “Tommy Lasorda Talkin' About Dave Kingman June 4, 1976”
from Baseball's Greatest Hits MP3 Comp (Rhino / Wea 1992) —Tommy Lasorda (& his gay son Tommy "Spunky" Lasorda Jr.) played a role in the story of Glenn Burke, discussed earlier in the show. This heavily-edited segment was inspired in part by the legendary swing of former MLB slugger Dave "Kong" Kingman.
Willie Dixon's Chicago Blues All-Stars / Willie Dixon / McKinley Mitchell “That Last Home Run”
from Baseball's Greatest Hits: Let's Play 2 MP3 Comp (Rhino / Wea 1990) —A soulful celebration of Hank Aaron's breaking of Babe Ruth's home-run record, a feat accomplished in 1974 despite racist death-threats & other related pressures.
William Goldstein & Thelma Houston “The Bingo Long Song (Steal On Home)”
from The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Album (Geffen 1976) —Music bed for back-announcement + commentary. This theme from John Badham's 1976 baseball classic anticipates Epstein's next appearance on THE FREAK POWER TICKET when we'll discuss baseball movies + more. Thelma Houston is NOT related to Whitney Houston.
Denny McLain “The Look of Love”
composed by Burt Bacharach/Hal David
from Denny McLain at the Organ: The Detroit Tigers' Superstar Swings with Today's Hits MP3 Album (Capitol Records 1968) —A former All-Star & 30-game winner with mob ties had a side career as a lounge performer. Here's his cover of the Bacharach/David classic.
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