Thursday, April 29, 2010

The MJ Show #85 (Elvis - Aloha From Hawaii - NBC TV Special April 4, 1973)

I'm a MASSIVE Elvis fan...and two DVD Box Sets I really wanted to have were the "68 Comeback Special Box Set" and the "Aloha From Hawaii" box set.
I already shared the 68 Comeback Special with you in Episode 42 of The MJ Show (Click on the link if you've not seen it already) and exactly 42 episodes after that I have the joy of sharing the other incredible concert dvd with you!

What I have for you tonight is something that shows you the power...the energy...the charisma...the charm...the magic that was Elvis Presley.
I've always said this. When he was on stage...you could not get your eyes off him. Don't believe me...then watch this concert that I have for you.
And for the love of God, music and all that is good...go out and buy yourself a copy of this box set. What I've given you here tonight is just a small portion of what's on the box set.
Here's how it looks:

All right then...get ready to rock n roll! :)

ELVIS "Aloha from Hawaii" Part 1
(Also Sprach Sarathustra / See See Rider / Burning Love / Something)


ELVIS "Aloha from Hawaii" Part 2
(You Gave Me A Mountain / Early Morning Rain / Steam Roller Blues)


ELVIS "Aloha from Hawaii" Part 3
(My Way / Love Me / Johnny B.Goode / It's Over)


ELVIS "Aloha from Hawaii" Part 4
(Blue Suede Shoes / I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry / I Can't Stop Loving You / Hound Dog / Blue Hawaii)


ELVIS "Aloha from Hawaii" Part 5
(Blue Hawaii / What Now My Love / Fever / Welcome To My World)


ELVIS "Aloha from Hawaii" Part 6
(Suspicious Minds / Introduction by Elvis / I'll Remember You)


ELVIS "Aloha from Hawaii" Part 7
(Hawaiian Wedding Song / Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Ku-u-i-Po / An American Trilogy)


ELVIS "Aloha from Hawaii" Part 8
(A Big Hunk O' Love / Can't Help Falling In Love / Credits Roll)


Hope you enjoyed tonight's show. This was one of my personal favourites. :) Do check out the videos. You WILL NOT regret spending time watching the whole gig :)
This show was dedicated to Arjun Sankalia and Sony Music India! :) Thank you guys for making this available in India! You rock! :D

On a different note, The MJ Show was featured in DNA After Hours (27th April 2010).
In case you missed that article. Here's what it looked like:

The article was written by Suparna Thombare who I think has done a fab job of letting people know just what The MJ Show is all about :)

Also if you saw the header of the site I'm sure you would have noticed the incredibly cool "Musicman" Mihir logo on it. Have a look at how it looks in colour and black and white.
The logo was designed by my friend Vishal Bharadwaj and I think he has done an absolutely brilliant job of capturing the two things I am extremely passionate about...the two things that kinda got together and helped me choose the name "Musicman" about 6 years ago when I began radio.
Superman and Music. The logo is a beautiful tribute to both these elements.
Do let Vishal and me know what you feel about the logo in the comments here!

So yeah...today's show had a LOT in it eh? :) An Elvis concert, an article in the DNA and a brand new logo! Full fun! :D

Right then...it is now time for me to say...take care...and Good Night! :)
This is your Musicman Mihir...signing off!


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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The MJ Show #84 (Hip To The Hop - 30th Anniversary Of Hip Hop)

Now if you've heard me, back when I was on radio, or if you knew me in real life, you'd know that I'm not really a BIG hip hop fan. I mean...sure it's great music to dance to when you're at a party but it's not often that you'll see a lot of hiphop on my ipod...or me listening to it when I'm sitting at home.

Recently I got an album from Universal music which almost compelled me to sit down and pay attention. I've always loved going to the roots of a music form...going back in history to see how things began and then tracing their way to the present.
This album helped me do that.
It's a fabulous compilation called "Hip To The Hop - 30th Anniversary Of Hip Hop" and it's got some of the best old school and modern rap and hiphop songs.

However, the best thing it has is a small booklet that documents the history of hiphop. It's an absolutely fascinating read and I highly recommend it not only to hiphop fans but also to a lot of others who're not exactly in love with the genre.

I've always said that don't be a metal or a rock or a jazz or a blues or a "genre" fan. Be a fan of good music and you'll find it in every genre.
Have an open mind about music. You'll never know when you find something spectacular in each genre!

The collection is a 2 cd set with 35 songs. What I'm going to do right now is pick my favourite songs from both cds and give them to you here. And then you can go pick up the album and check out all the songs.

Here's what it looks like:


First up I'm going to give you some songs from CD Two because they're the old school songs.

1st Song - MC Hammer - You Can't Touch This


2nd Song - Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby


3rd Song - N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton


4th Song - LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out


5th Song - Salt-N-Pepa - Push It


6th Song - Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel - White Lines (Don't Do It)


And here are a few songs from CD One
1st Song - Eminem - We Made You


2nd Song - 50 Cent - In Da Club


3rd Song - Kanye West - Love Lockdown


4th Song - 2Pac ft Elton John - Ghetto Gospel


5th Song - Jay Z - Song Cry


6th Song - Black Eyed Peas - Pump It


7th Song - Nelly - Hot In Here


8th Song - Lil Wayne ft Static Major - Lollipop


9th Song - Fergie - Fergalicious


10th Song - Soulja Boy Tell 'Em - Crank Dat


11th Song - Eve ft Gwen Stefani - Let Me Blow Your Mind


12th Song - K'naan - Wavin' Flag


Great songs right? Let me know what you think on twitter (@MusicmanMihir) or here in the comments.

Right then...it is now time for me to say...take care...and Good Night! :)
This is your Musicman Mihir...signing off!


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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The MJ Show #83 (Tribute to Feroz Khan)

Now let me admit this right off the bat, I'm not a massive fan or anything but someone was telling me about the fact that 27th of April was Feroz Khan's death anniversary and that it would be fitting if I paid a small tribute to the man on The MJ Show.
So I thought to myself. Okay, maybe I'm not a huge fan but there are thousands out there who are. Who knows...maybe YOU are a fan...and he WAS a style icon in a way and a really influential film star so I thought why not?
So here it is. The first tribute to a Bollywood star on The MJ Show.
If you like it we'll keep having these every now and then.

Now, just like any Bollywood superstar, Feroz Khan has acted in numerous films. Tonight I've chosen, with the help of Prashant Solanki (@soulucky), songs only from the films that he acted in and that were also produced by him. The songs in today's episode are dedicated specially to the great Feroz Khan, all his fans and for Prashant who got me to do this show! :)

Apradh (1972)
Here's a song and a bit more from the film. Look at him. He's a MAN! Hairy and shit! :) Heh. Not like the pansy boys from these days. :) hehe :)

Hamare Siva Tumhare aur Kitne Devane Hai


Dharmatma (1975)
Here's another brilliant song!

Kya Khoob Lagti Ho


Tere Chehre Mein Woh Jaadu Hai


Qurbani (1980)
One of my FAVOURITE songs from the 80s. Whenever I did an occasional hindi songs show on FM Rainbow...this used to be one of the standards on the show.

Aap Jaisa Koi


Had to give you one more song from this movie!

Laila Mein Laila


And one final song from this film. :)

Qurbani Qurbani


Janbaaz (1986)
A CLASSIC coming up! Full on HOT song of the day...and I think it still qualifies as such! Hell it's got Rekha in it. That's enough reason to consider it smokin hot!
This one's got a bit more than :) Here you go! First up...the english song and then the hindi one!

Give Me Love / Pyar Do Pyar Lo


Jab Jab Teri Soorat


Har Kisi Ko Nahi Milta


Dayavan (1988)
Man! I remember this song from my teenage years. What an awesome song this was and still is! :) And I remember that this movie had Madhuri Dixit and I had the biggest crush on her as a teen :) Awesome stuff!

Chahe Meri Jaan Tu Le Le


Aaj Phir Tum Pe Pyar Aaya Hai


Yalgaar (1992)
Okay, so he's not in the song here...but he was in the film and he produced it too. And come on...don't tell me you don't remember this one :) Full on song eh!? :)
Oh! And the dance moves! :) #Epic (Please note sarcasm) :)
HAHAHA :D And don't miss out the incredible extras in the song :) hehe

Ho Jata Hai Kaise Pyaar

Aakhir tumhein aana hai

Prem Aggan (1998)
And here comes junior :) Fardeen Khan features in another movie produced by his dad. In fact if I remember right, this was Fardeen's debut film! Yep. Just confirmed that. It was his first. Have a look.

Har Dum Dum Bedum Prem Agan


Janasheen (2003)
The next one features Fardeen once again and the lovely Celina Jaitley :)
Nice song...really good to look at as well :)

Mujhe Pyaar Hone Laga Hai


How was that? Hope you enjoyed the songs.
If you can think of any other songs that MUST be here even if they're from films that he's not produced but are quintessential Feroz Khan songs...do let me know in the comments and I'll add them with a dedication to whoever recommends the song. :)

Okay then...it is now time for me to say...take care...and Good Night! :)
This is your Musicman Mihir...signing off!


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Monday, April 26, 2010

The MJ Show #82 (Awesomely Bad Hindi Film Songs)

The topic says it all! I'm sure we could add a LOT more here. Give me your suggestions in the comments here and I'll have a Part 2 of this episode up soon! :)
But for now...enjoy these! :)

1st Song - Jab Tak Rahega Samose Mein Aalu,(Mr and Mrs. Khiladi)


2nd Song - Telephone Dhun Mein Hasne Wali (Hindustani)


3rd Song - Sarkaylo Khatiyan Jaada Lage(Rajababu)


4th Song - Gutar Gutar (Dalal)


5th Song - Ankhiyon Se Goli Mare (Akhiyon Se Goli Maare)


6th song - Meri Pant Bhi Sexy (Dulara)


7th song - Tana Tandana (Insaaf)


8th Song - Rukmini Rukmini (Roja)


9th Song - Main Toh Raste Se Ja Raha Tha (Coolie No.1)


And finally the song that inspired this show! :)
10th Song - Batata Wada (Hifazat)


Good fun eh? :) heh :) Hope you enjoyed these. We'll have more soon!

Right then...it is now time for me to say...take care...and Good Night! :)
This is your Musicman Mihir...signing off!


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Friday, April 23, 2010

The MJ Show #81 (Tenacious D - The Complete Master Works 2)

A few years ago...I discovered...the greatest band in the world...Tenacious D! :)
Heh :) Can't even say that with a straight face but I've got to say this for them...they are f**king BRILLIANT! :D
Comprising of lead vocalist and guitarist Jack Black and lead guitarist and vocalist Kyle Gass, the band has released two very awesome albums - Tenacious D (2001) and The Pick of Destiny (2006).
Critics have described their fusion of vulgar absurdist comedy with rock music as "mock rock" but I say let's just call this good stress busting fun rock n roll music! :)
In a way...THIS is also what rock n roll is all about isn't it? Having a whole lotta fun!

If you've never experienced their awesomeness...get ready now! You're about to be tenaciously "D"ed! I've got a complete concert DVD for you here :) Thanks to the good uploaders on youtube :)
This one's called "The Complete Master Works 2"


\m/ ROCK N ROLL!!! \m/
Here we go!!

1st Song - Tenacious D - Kielbasa


2nd Song - Tenacious D - History


3rd Song - Tenacious D - Wonderboy


4th Song - Tenacious D - Dio


5th Song - Tenacious D - Lee


6th Song - Tenacious D - Saxaboom


7th Song - Tenacious D - The Road


8th Song - Tenacious D - Hell Movie Skit


9th Song - Tenacious D - Kickapoo


10th Song - Tenacious D - Karate


11th Song - Tenacious D - Dude, I Totally Miss You


12th Song - Tenacious D - Kyle Quite The Band


13th Song - Tenacious D - Friendship


14th Song - Tenacious D - The Metal


15th Song - Tenacious D - Papagenu (He's My Sassafrass)


16th Song - Tenacious D - Master Exploder


17th Song - Tenacious D - Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown)


18th Song - Tenacious D - Double Team Part 1


19th Song - Tenacious D - Double Team Part 2


20th Song - Tenacious D - Fuck Her Gently


21st Song - Tenacious D - Tribute


22nd Song - Tenacious D - Who Medley


Hell yeah!! Wasn't that fun!! :D
JACK BLACK AND KYLE GASS ROCK!!

Right then...it is now time for me to say...take care...and Good Night! :)
This is your Musicman Mihir...signing off!


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Thursday, April 22, 2010

The MJ Show #80 (Dark Side Of The Moon for NES)

Have you ever wondered what Dark Side of the Moon would sound like if Pink Floyd had written it for Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), instead of for a rock band?
(Remember those old games? Full fun they were na?)

Well, my friend, Saurabh Kanwar (@kanwarsation) probably did and he found this: http://rainwarrior.thenoos.net/music/moon8.html
I had to share this with you because I think it is absolutely stunning stuff!
This show is dedicated to Saurabh with thanks for bringing this to our notice! (Our = YOU and me) :)

Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon was arranged for NES by Brad Smith!
Famitracker was used to sequence the whole thing. The sound was rendered with NSFplug. Final editing was done with Audacity.
No expansion chips were used; this album works entirely within the limits of the standard North American NES.

MOON8 - 1 of 6 - Speak to Me / Breathe / On the Run


MOON8 - 2 of 6 - Time / Breathe Reprise


MOON8 - 3 of 6 - The Great Gig in the Sky


MOON8 - 4 of 6 - Money


MOON8 - 5 of 6 - Us and Them


MOON8 - 6 of 6 - Any Colour You Like / Brain Damage / Eclipse


Incredible stuff eh?! The things you find on youtube! Brilliant!! :)


Right then...it is now time for me to say...take care...and Good Night! :)
This is your Musicman Mihir...signing off!


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The MJ Show #79 (Paul Anka - Rock Swings and More!)

Twitter does give me some of the best ideas for shows here. Just a little while ago I was speaking with @OldmonkMGM about something. No wait, I think he tweeted something about Pat Boone covering a rock song and that reminded me of this BRILLIANT album I picked up at the last Universal Music sale that happened in Mumbai. It was an album called "Rock Swings" by Paul Anka and it was absolutely brilliant!


So I thought that tonight, I'd share that album with you. I found almost all songs off it here. Just missed out a couple...but I know you'll hear them when you go out and buy this album! :) Please do buy it. I think it's completely worth it.

This album is proof that EVERYONE can get into rock music. You can change it around...tweak it around...make it totally different...but the point is that there are some INCREDIBLE rock songs and absolutely everyone and I DO mean everyone can get into rock n roll music.
If Paul here can, why can't you? :)
Check this out and be prepared to be amazed! :)

1st Song - Paul Anka - Eye of the Tiger (original version by Survivor)


2nd Song - Paul Anka - Jump (original version by Van Halen)


3rd Song - Paul Anka - Everybody Hurts (original version by R.E.M.)


4th Song - Paul Anka - Wonderwall (original version by Oasis)


5th Song - Paul Anka - Black Hole Sun (original version by Soundgarden)


6th Song - Paul Anka - It's My Life (original version by Bon Jovi)


7th Song - Paul Anka - It's A Sin (original version by Pet Shop Boys)


8th Song - Paul Anka - True (original version by Spandau Ballet)


9th Song - Paul Anka - Smells Like Teen Spirit (original version by Nirvana)


10th Song - Paul Anka - Eyes Without A Face (original version by Billy Idol)


11th Song - Paul Anka - The Way You Make Me Feel (original version by Michael Jackson)


12th Song - Paul Anka - Tears In Heaven (original version by Eric Clapton)


And here's the shocker of the night! :) You ready for this? :)
13th Song - Paul Anka & Michael Jackson - This Is It


Now wasn't that fun :)

Right then...it is now time for me to say...take care...and Good Night! :)
This is your Musicman Mihir...signing off!


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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The MJ Show #78 (U2 - Rattle And Hum)

Rattle And Hum was the name of an album as well as a video release done by U2 in 1988.
The album, which was made following the band's 1987 Joshua Tree Tour, is a mix of live recordings, covers, and new songs. To a greater extent than their previous album, The Joshua Tree, the band explores roots rock, and incorporates elements of blues-rock, folk rock, and country. The accompanying documentary film documents the band's Joshua Tree Tour of the United States and the band's experiences with American music.

Pick up both the cd and the dvd today! Total paisa vasool!! :)


This was in my opinion U2's best period. I do love a lot of their other songs as well but this entire album and The Joshua Tree before that...to me...that was U2 at it's best!

For those of you who may not have seen the DVD, here's an opportunity. The ENTIRE Rattle And Hum dvd...just for you...right here on The MJ Show! :)

1nd Song - U2 - Helter Skelter (Live)


2nd Song - U2 - Van Diemen's Land


3rd Song - U2 - Desire


4th Song - U2 - Exit/Gloria


5th Song - U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking


6th Song - U2 - Freedom For My People/Silver And Gold


7th Song - U2 - Angel Of Harlem


8th Song - U2 - All Along The Watchtower


9th Song - U2 - In God's Country


10th Song - U2 - When Love Comes To Town


11th Song - U2 - Heartland


12th Song - U2 - Bad/RubyTuesday/Sympathy For The Devil


13th Song - U2 - Where The Street Have No Name


14th Song - U2 - MLK


15th Song - U2 - With Or Without You


16th Song - U2 - Bullet The Blue Sky


17th Song - U2 - Running To Stand Still


18th Song - U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday


19th Song - U2 - Pride (In The Name Of Love)


20th Song - U2 - All I Want Is You


How good was that eh!? :)

Right then...it is now time for me to say...take care...and Good Night! :)
This is your Musicman Mihir...signing off!


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Monday, April 19, 2010

The MJ Show #77 (Jeff Wayne's The War Of The Worlds)

Parag Kamani, my last "Guest" spoke about Jeff Wayne's "The War Of The Worlds" in his second song yesterday.
Well, this is something I've been meaning to check out for a while...so today, I did! And I thought it'd be great to share it with you so here it is.
Jeff Wayne's The War Of The Worlds in 2 forms.

First up, I have the musical based on the album!
Jeff Wayne's The War Of The Worlds - The Musical - Part 1


Jeff Wayne's The War Of The Worlds - The Musical - Part 2


Jeff Wayne's The War Of The Worlds - The Musical - Part 3


Jeff Wayne's The War Of The Worlds - The Musical - Part 4


Jeff Wayne's The War Of The Worlds - The Musical - Part 5


Jeff Wayne's The War Of The Worlds - The Musical - Part 6


Jeff Wayne's The War Of The Worlds - The Musical - Part 7


Jeff Wayne's The War Of The Worlds - The Musical - Part 8


Jeff Wayne's The War Of The Worlds - The Musical - Part 9


Jeff Wayne's The War Of The Worlds - The Musical - Part 10


Jeff Wayne's The War Of The Worlds - The Musical - Part 11


And finally...the Audio Version. Here's what the LP sounded like!
Side A
"The Eve of the War" – 9:06


"Horsell Common and the Heat Ray" – 11:36



Side B
"The Artilleryman and the Fighting Machine" – 10:36


"Forever Autumn" – 7:43 (Wayne, Vigrass, Osborne)


"Thunder Child" – 6:10 (Wayne, Osborne)


Side C
"The Red Weed (Part 1)" & "Parson Nathaniel"


"The Spirit of Man" & "The Red Weed (Part 2)"



Side D
"Brave New World" & "Dead London"



"Epilogue (Part 1)" & "Epilogue (Part 2) (NASA)"



How incredible was this! This show alone shows me how incredible this new medium is. Hope you all enjoyed this one.

Right then...it is now time for me to say...take care...and have a nice day! :)
This is your Musicman Mihir...signing off!


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Sunday, April 18, 2010

The MJ Show #76 (Guests Series - Parag Kamani's Top 10 Songs)

It's a great pleasure I have today...for today I have with me a gentleman I really respect and have the pleasure of calling one of my really good friends, as my Guest on my show.
He has worked with several record labels in the past and is currently working as a consultant to the Entertainment Industry and is the Convenor of the Home Entertainment India Summit 2010.
He has also had a long running column in the Hindustan Times and I absolutely LOVE his style of writing. I think he one of the finest writers I've read and he is one of the first to write on my online music magazine www.eMUSICPOST.com. In fact, it is thanks to conversations with him that I'm bringing it back soon. Will tell you that when I'm ready with it...but for now...let just say this to summarize.

I've not met too many people in my life who are kinder, nicer and genuinely passionate about something than Parag Kamani. And it is my great pleasure to bring you his top 10 list today!
So without much else, let's get straight into it!

1st Song - The Beatles - Things We Said Today
PK: If memory serves me right, I first heard the song as the B-side of "A Hard Day’s Night", during my school days, an era which still had vinyl as the preferred listening format. While the A-side was the obvious "hit", there was something about the tune that made me sit back and enjoy the melody and the easy, sing-along lyrics that went with it. Not my first introduction to The Beatles, though, as that credit should go to The Chipmunks Sing The Beatles Hits.
MJ: What a BRILLIANT way to kick off a show Parag. As you know, I'm a huge Beatles fan too and I remember listening to this song when I was very young too. I'll admit that I didn't look at it the way you did. I guess it's just that I never got a chance to enjoy The Beatles in vinyl. Wish I had though. What a time that must have been! :)
Here's something I hope you all like. Here's a live version of the song!


2nd Song - Justin Hayward - Forever Autumn
PK: I discovered the voice of Justin Hayward through The Moody Blues and when I heard the vinyl of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds which, by itself, is a brilliant album containing narration [courtesy Richard Burton, among others] and music, Forever Autumn just stood out. Ideal lyrics to go with the setting. Brilliant arrangements to support a fine song.
MJ: What a beautiful song this is. I've got to hear that. I remember you telling me about it once. (Okay :) I've done some researching and wait till you see Episode #77. Parag! I've got something awesome for you in the next show!)
But till then, let's listen to "Forever Autumn".


3rd Song - Ananda Shankar - The River
PK: I must thank the self-titled debut album from the nephew of Ravi Shankar, Ananda, for my discovery of The Rolling Stones' Jumpin' Jack Flash and The Doors' Light My Fire. This instrumental track, though, is from "Ananda Shankar And His Music", and has become an enduring favourite, once again first discovered during my school days.
MJ: Listening to it now. Just brilliant!


4th Song - Queen - ’39
PK: A Night At The Opera is the second Queen album in my vinyl collection; the first being Sheer Heart Attack, purchased at Mumbai’s Rhythm House. Opera was purchased by my father from a Virgin store in London in 1976. While Bohemian Rhapsody remains the flavour of the album, the acoustic '39 – also the B-side of the single, You’re My Best Friend – just enamoured me completely; still does. The song is apparently the 39th song in the Queen studio album chronology. I cherish my UK pressing of Opera as it was signed by drummer Roger Taylor in Kolkata in 1996 during his first visit to India. Little did I know then that, in 1999 or so, I would look after Freddie’s mother, Jer, and sister Kashmira, who travelled from UK to Mumbai to attend the Freddie Mercury Photographic Exhibition.
MJ: Wow!! That's some story! :) Tell me more sometime about the time you met Roger Taylor :) I'm sure there's more to hear :) And I'd love to hear it all!
Here's a studio version of the song...

And here's a live version of the same song from a 1977 concert at Earl's Court.


5th Song - Eagles - Desperado
PK: When I first heard the band’s Their Greatest Hits 1971-75 – now the largest selling album in the US – in 1976, the two songs that I avoided were the slowies: Best Of My Love, and Desperado. However, with age, my tastes appear to have mellowed and, of the two, Desperado now happens to be my favourite song from the Eagles. Just love the lines: "It may be rainin', but there's a rainbow above you…"
MJ: This is incidentally one of my top songs by The Eagles too. To listen to and to sing! I said as much In the mammoth Eagles Special I did (In case you missed it it's here: The MJ Show #47 (Eagles)). The other songs that are in my top 3 are "I Can't Tell You Why" & "Wasted Time".
Here's ... Desperado.


6th Song - The Who - Squeeze Box
PK: I can’t recollect whether I heard the original first or a rendition of it at a music event that I attended during college days in the ’70s called, if I recollect correctly, 'The Evolution Of Mr Rock', which had slides appearing in the backdrop, depicting the lyrics of the songs being performed live. Nevertheless, the song – consisting of obvious innuendo – became a freak UK Top Ten chart smash for The Who and, for me, was a pure fun, pop song, with a banjo playing midway through the song. From an outstanding album, "By Numbers", a foreign pressing which I still own on vinyl, originally released in 1975.
MJ: Now strangely enough, this is one band I never got into and I keep procrastinating doing that too. Don't know why. I do love some of their songs but I've got to sit down and listen to some albums. Maybe I'll do that now :)
Meanwhile, here's Squeeze Box!

HAHAHA :D I just heard the song. :) HAHAHA :D I get your point about the "squeeze box" :) "Momma's got a squeeze box. Daddy never sleeps at night!" :D hahaha

7th Song - The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women
PK: Cowbells, drums, and then that distinctive guitar riff. Still get goose bumps listening to this Rolling Stones song from 1969. For the trivia-minded, it is rumoured that the riff was "composed" by guitarist Ry Cooder. Meanwhile, I missed the band performance in India in 2003, being stuck in the land of black gold: Dubai/UAE.
MJ: I discovered the joy of The Stones when I was asked by Rolling Stone magazine to do a tribute for the band. I had heard their big hits of course...but I discovered a LOT more songs...and this one as well while I was researching for that gig. We did this song live as well and I've gotta tell you...it is just SO MUCH fun doing the Stones' songs live. One of the best bands ever!!
Oh and I didn't miss that gig! :) Actually saw them in Mumbai. Full fun!
Here are the Rolling Stones doing this song...live in 1969!!


8th Song - Jethro Tull - Someday The Sun Won't Shine For You
PK: Blues personified from Jethro Tull’s 1968 debut album, "This Was". First heard the track when Ian Anderson, at a press conference in a five-star hotel sometime in the ’90s, played the minus-one track on what appeared to be a DAT player, topped by playing harmonica and singing live on this song, also featured on "A Little Light Music", certainly one of Jethro Tull’s outstanding albums. I had my first opportunity of interviewing Anderson via telephone while he was fish farming in Scotland and, thereafter, on a numerous occasions, face-to-face, in India.
MJ: I've also had the pleasure of meeting Ian Anderson when he came to India and played at the Shanmukhanda Hall. I remember that was the first BIG event that eMUSICPOST.com was an online partner for.
I will however admit that I'm not the biggest Jethro Tull fan. Dunno why. Maybe I've not heard the right albums. But yeah he's an entertainer for sure.
Here's the song.

Oh wait! I like this song. This is not like the crazy stuff that he did later on is it. This is indeed "blues personified" to quote you. Fab stuff!

9th Song - Paul McCartney & Wings - Mrs. Vanderbilt
PK: “Ho, hey ho...” was the reason behind the catchiness of the song that I first heard on the All India programme, Saturday Date, sometime in the mid-’70s. Without any indication to the name of the song or the artiste, I wrote to the Station Director asking for details and, much to my surprise, I not only received a response, but complete details of the album too: "Band On The Run". This led me into becoming a huge fan of the Wings through "Venus And Mars", and "At The Speed Of Sound"; also a paid member of the UK-based Wings Fun Club. I still enjoy listening to the song and, of course, the album on which it appears.
MJ: He's one of the people I would LOVE to meet for sure. What a man! What songs!
This one's brilliant too! :)


10th Song - Robert Johnson - Sweet Home Chicago
PK: I should have begun my list with this artiste, but I thought it would be befitting to end it with a person who is surely the progenitor of the blues, if not modern music. Sweet Home Chicago is referred here only as an example of the musician’s amazing talent and, among the artistes that have recorded it through the years include: Buddy Guy, Foghat, Status Quo, Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and The Blues Brothers [check out the movie with their name]. Yes, that much awaited visit to Africa for me remains pending to discover the true genesis of blues, but listening to Robert Johnson, at the moment, is just fine by me.
MJ: I remember us talking about the history of the blues. Man! The BLUES! What would music be without the blues. I don't even want to think about it.
Love Robert Johnson's music. What incredible songs. Also loved Clapton's tribute album to him. "Me And MR.Johnson".
Here's the man. The man who started it all. Mr Robert Johnson!!


Okay then :) Here's a parting gift.
Eric Clapton & Buddy Guy doing...this brilliant blues standard!


PK: There is so much more to write on about my other favourite tracks, and the musicians behind them, but I will wait for another opportunity, Mihir, to foist my passion on your dedicated listeners/viewers. Thanks!
MJ: Parag, here's an open offer to you. Anytime YOU have the time and you sit down and put your thoughts to any 10 songs. Not your top 10 or anything. It could be 10 songs that just occured to you...or topical...or whatever. Any time you write out something and you send it across, I WILL share it with my viewers here. I can guarandamntee that they will love it, as will I :)

Thank you for being on this show and thank you for these brilliant songs that you've shared with me and everyone else here :)

If YOU enjoyed the show...please let Parag and me know that. Put in a few words in the comments at the bottom of this page. I assure you, it will be much appreciated :)

Right then...it is now time for me to say...take care...and have a nice day! :)
This is your Musicman Mihir...signing off!


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