Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Jillie Reil (The Cougar Of Comedy) YTunes Shuffle Song Facts

 Jillie Reil…The Cougar of Comedy. She is a talented writer, actress, comedian and producer of shows to benefit the troops! 

These are the songs she brought to the show and a little nugget about each artist/song.

AC/DC “You Shook Me All Night Long” (1980)

This is the first song with new lead singer Brian Johnson. (Bon Scott passed away in Feb after a drinking binge). Some copies of the single were pressed incorrectly so some people have a song called “Shake A Leg” and they are considered collectors items.

Madonna “Vogue” 1990

Vogueing was already a dance craze popular in dance clubs. Madonnas best friend noticed it and Madonna loved it. Out of all of the glamourous people she mentions, only one was alive to hear their cameo mention. Lauren Bacall who passed away in 2014.

Everclear “Santa Monica” 1996

While on tour in 2003, the band would pick someone from the crowd to play guitar on this song. If they sucked, they’d be kicked off stage and someone else would come up to replace them.

Simon & Garfunkel "Mrs. Robinson" (1968)

This song would have been great as an Oscar contendor for Best Song From a Movie (for The Graduate) but it was never nominated becase Simon & Garfunkel never filled out the forms to get it considered. Simon said “It was the 60’s. we just weren’t paying attention.”

Guns N Roses “Used To Love Her (1988)

This song was part of two murder trials that helped convict the defendent. In 2002, Justin Barber (Florida) was accused of killing his wife. A forensic analyst testified that Barber downloaded the song just hours before the murder. The tune was played for jury with lyrics displayed and Barber was convicted of first degree murder with life in prison. The second trial, Thomas Michael Wilhelm allegedly sang the tune just before he shot his ex girlfriend. He also sent a text “used to love her” to a friend 11 minutes before the shooting. Wilhelm was convicted and sentenced to 50 years to life.

Keep up with Jillie on Instagram  and you are welcome to email the show at ytunesshuffle@gmail.com.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Anastasia Washington's Fave 5 Songs On YTunes Shuffle


ANASTASIAWASHINGTON is an actress, writer, singer, comedian and filmmaker. She has recorded with artists like Michael Jackson, and Harry Connick Jr. and made appearances on The Addams Family Series, Die Hard 2 and La Femme Nikkita. She has been a featured writer on LadySpike with her piece “8 Things Not To Say To Your Biracial Friend.” Her comedic genius rolls over into creating parody songs as well.

These are the songs that make up the soundtrack of her life!

  1. You Don't See Me” Josie and The Pussycats

Beyonce, Aaliyah and Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes (TLC) auditioned for the role of Valerie Brown, played by Roasario Dawson in the film. Producers wanted someone who could do comedy and Beyonce was “quiet and shy” while Aaliya was “serious and thoughtful.”

  1. My Sharona” The Knack

Lead singer Doug Fieger wrote the lyrics about a girl he liked. Doug was already in a long term relationship and met Sharona Alperin, who was dating someone else at the time. Doug walked into the clothing shop she worked at and spotted the high school student and became immediately smitten. Doug broke up with his girlfriend and professed his love for Sharona. Sharona and her boyfriend often went to The Knack concerts and Doug would still hit on her. It took over a year but Sharona finally gave in and the two started dating. They dated for 4 years but Sharona broke it off because touring and Doug's alcoholism became too much for her.

  1. I'm So Proud” The Impressions

Originally founded as The Roosters....Jerry Butler and Curtis Mayfield met while singing in the same Church Choir in Chicago. They joined a doo-wop group in 1957 in Chattanooga, Tennesee with Sam Gooden and Richard Brooks.

  1. Run To You” Whitney Houston

This was actually written as a break up song, but the director of “The Bodyguard,” Mick Jackson wanted to use it earlier in the film so he called the writers and asked for entirely new lyrics.

Christina Aguilera admitted to practicing this song for hours to prove she had the vocal range needed to sing “Reflection”from Mulan.

  1. Nasty Boy” Janet Jackson

Janet says this song was based on an experience she had while walking from her hotel to her studio in Minneapolis. There were a bunch on men outside just hanging around and saying really sexual stuff. She went into the studio and started working on the song right after that. Paula Abdul choreographed this music video and even appears as a friend.

Find more about Anastasia on Instagram and you can always email the show at ytunesshuffle@gmail.com.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Angie Stocker's Fave 5 Songs-YTunes Nuggets

ANGIESTOCKER is a Los Angeles based comedian and business owner! She runs Highly Crafty, a weed inspired craft shop on Etsy featuring leggings, purses, accessories jewelry and cards. She also runs a YouTube Channel of the same name “Highly Crafty” teaching folks how to make awesome crafts at home like candles or dish towels.

These are the songs she brought to the show and just a little bit extra about each artist!


The show that lead character Tracy Turnblad wanted to get on “The Corny Collins Show” is based off The Buddy Deane Show. The Buddy Deane show didn't end in an multi-racial dance party, however, not because producers didn't want to...the dancers and committee members were all for it, the parents were another story. The show was canceled and Buddy Deane makes an appearance in the movie as a reporter covering the protests at the governor's mansion.

ONLY PRETTIER from Miranda Lambert

This song was written with Natalie Hemby along with three other songs in the span of two hours. Miranda loves this song speaking to the female cattiness and mean girl spirit girls experience in high school. The video features some of Miranda's country music friends like Kellie Pickler, Laura Bell Bundy and Hillary Scott from Lady A.


Jonathan Larson wrote this song to be performed symbolically at Angel's funeral. Larson passed the night before the preview opening of the show and the cast sang it at the beginning to pay respects.


Dr. Dre produced this song and sampled Joe Cocker's “Woman To Woman.” George Clinton and Chris Tucker both make an appearance in the music video.

GET BACK UP AGAIN from Trolls/Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick grew up in Portland, Maine and her parents drove her to New York to audition for theater roles. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her role in the Broadway musical “High Society.”

Monday, July 20, 2020

YTunes Shuffle Song Nuggets With Avi Greene

AVI GREENE is a personal trainer and nutrition coach. She is the co-founder of Feel Alive Foods, a company that helps people on restrictive diets due to Autoimmune disorders, diabetes or heart issues with food prep and create meals with FLAVOR!!!!! She is adventurous, mom of 3,  musically obsessed and regularly plays piano for her Instagram followers.

Elvis Presley “I Can’t Help Falling In Love”
Elvis was an avid collector of guns and badges. He’d collect a police badge from every city he’d perform in.
Elvis wrote very few of his own songs. Sometimes he’d get writing credit for performing them. The last song he wrote was “You’ll Be Gone”

K.D. Lang “Hallelujah”
K.D. was fascinated with Patsy Cline. Patsy was the reason she decided to pursue a career in music. K.D. formed a Patsy Cline tribute band called the Reclines in Edmonton, Canada. After recording their first single “Friday Dance Promenade,” she got a personal manager and performed regularly at a popular local venue for musicians. It was there she performed a seven our performance art piece where she reenacted the transplant of an artificial heart. This got her noticed and sent (with only 2 other Canadian artists) to perform at the World Science Fair in Japan.

O Sifuni Mungu
Written and composed by Marty McCall, this song was inspired by Paul Simon’s performance during the 1987 Grammy’s when he sang/played “Graceland” with the back up male vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo from South Africa. Graceland won Album of The Year that year.

Mona Haydar “Hijabi”
Mona was 14 years old when she started going to open mics in Flint, Michigan performing spoken word poetry. She has a masters degree in Christian Ethics from Union Theological Seminary. After a friend committed suicide she moved off the grid to a retreat center called the Lama Foundation in the Northwest Territory of New Mexico.

Stevie Wonder “Faith”

This was the first recording in 25 years that Stevie lent his voice to for a film. (Sing) Ariana Grande recalls being in studio with him feeling star struck. They were not only in the same room, they were in the same booth, arm in arm. And every time she’d get “comfortable” Stevie would go off on a vocal run and she’d be like “Oh shit, that’s Stevie Wonder”

Monday, June 1, 2020

YTunes Shuffle Song Nuggets From Charlie Hester

Charlie Hester is The Dirty Ray of Sunshine from the Midwest and responsible for The Great Girl Drive. Every stand up comedy show she performs at, she requests that her audience brings feminine products that she donates to local shelters, everywhere!

These are the songs she chose:

Down With Love Soundtrack "Fly Me To The Moon"
Frank Sinatra's 1964 recording of this song was closely associated with the Apollo Space Program and was actually played on a portable cassette player on the Apolo 10 mission which orbited the moon.

Squirrel Nut Zippers "Put A Lid On It"
The band got their name from a local news story about an intoxicated man who climbed a tree and didnt want to come down even after police arrived. The head line read “Squirrel Nut Zipper”

Charlie Puth & Meghan Trainor "Let's Marvin Gaye and Get It On"

Charlie Puth was at a party and met Meghan Trainor. They were discussing what they were working on and when Meghan heard a bit of these she said “this needs to be a duet. Let me sing on it!” They did then entire song in one take.

Lake Street Dive "Miss Disregard"

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

YTunes Shuffle With Jimmy G Gonzales' Fave 5 Songfacts

Jimmy G Gonazales is a successful business owner of No1Betta Entertainment. He brings the party/DJ/Karaoke to private parties for Hollywood's elite.  

Vicente Fernandez “El Rey” 
Dropped out of school in 5th grade (after his father lost the ranch he grew up on) and went on to win 3 Grammys, 8 Latin Grammy Awards, 14 Lo Nuestro Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and contributed to over 30 films.

Irene Cara “Out Here On My Own”
Irene was on of five finalists for the “Little Miss America” pagaent at the age of 3. She learned to play piano by ear, then studied more seriously at the age of 5. Her first performances were on Spanish Language tv.

Eric B & Rakim “Paid In Full”
This is the debut album named in part after the Paid In Full posse....a group of New York gangsters and rappers including the Orginal 50 cent, Killer Ben, Kool G Rap and Freddie Foxxx. The entire album came together in a week. Rakim says he wrote the lyrics and just read them, and isn't a fan of his work on this album.

Andrea Bocelli Celine Dion “The Prayer”
Celine Dion has gained most of her notorioty for her work contributing to movie soundtracks...Beauty and The Beast, Titanic, and this from Quest for Camelot.

Gary Portnoy---Cheers Theme
Cheers actually tanked in the ratings when the show firsted aired on NBC. BUT, they had a ton of requests for the sheet music and recording of the song. Portnoy was brought back to the studio to record a full version of the song which did get some radio airplay.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

YTunes Shuffle With Steve Lava's Song Nuggets

Steve “Lava” Lavapies is an executive Producer and writer who has run a number of TV and digital shows with an emphasis on comedic reality shows.

These are the songs he brought to the show and and a few tidbits about the artsists:

COCTEAU TWINS---”Pale Clouded White” (1985)
The band took their name from the song “The Cocteau Twins” which was recorded by Johnny and the Self Abusers...eventually changing their name to Simple Minds.

THE BEATLES “Across The Universe” (1968)
John Lennon wrote this song after an argument with his first wife, Cynthia. He said “I was lying next to [her] in bed, and I was irritated....it drove me out of bed. I didn't want to write it, but I was slightly irritable and I went downstairs and I couldn't get to sleep until I'd put it on paper.”
This was the song that inspired Liam Gallagher from the band Oasis, to write songs.

X “Universal Corner” (1981)
Singer/bassist John Doe was also a successful actor and can be seen in movies like “Road House,” “Wyatt Earp,”and was a regular on the tv show “Roswell.”

DAVID BOWIE “Starman” (1972)
This song was influenced by “Over The Rainbow.” Lol Tolhurst of The Cure wrote in his memoir his vivid memory of watching Bowie performing this on television thinking “I knew he was singing...to me and everyone like me. It was a call to arms that put me on the path that that I would soon follow.”

RADIOHEAD “Exit Music (for a film)” (1997)

The song was written for the Baz Luhrman film “Romeo and Juliet” with Leonardo DiCaprio. Thom Yorke said he had a half formed song and then became totally obsessed with Johnny Cash's prison tapes.

If you loved this episode or want more music connection, shoot us a message at ytunesshuffle@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

YTunes Shuffle with Bobbie Oliver's Fave5 Songs

Bobbie is orginally from Georgia, packed full of theatre nerd and overall comedy fan! You've seen her on TNN, The Style Network, as well as clubs like The Comedy Store, The Ice House, The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club and performed for coporate events including NASA and USC. PLUS, she runs the TAO Comedy Studio in Los Angeles which is female and LGBT friendly, teaching classes, running mics and shows AND a yearly festival called Riot Grrl Laugh Festival.

This is the sound track to her life and a few "Nuggets" about each of the artists:

CHEECH AND CHONG “Earache My Eye” (1974)
Cheech does sing this song, except they lip-synch to the track during appearances. This is their only Top 10 hit.

BLONDIE “Call Me” (1980)
Stevie Nicks was the first choice to sing this but she declined the offer.

DE LA SOUL “The Magic Number” (1989)
This comes from the album “3 Feet High and Rising” which comes from Johnny Cash's track from “5 Feet High and Rising.” You can hear his voice in this song.

JANIS JOPLIN “Me And Bobby McGee” (1971)
This song was written by Kris Kristofferson. This was the song/cover that brought his career to the next level. In fact, everytime he sings he, he still thinks of Janis.
Janis left $1500 in her will for a funeral party. The Grateful Dead performed.

BIKINI KILL “Rebel Girl”(1992)
The band encouraged women to come to the front of the stage and handed out lyric sheets for them. Singer Kathleen Hanna would crowd surf to remove the male hecklers. Many of their shows, male concert-goers verbally or physically assaulted Kathleen.
Keep up with Bobbie Oliver and her comedy/studio/album by following her on Instagram and Twitter.
You can also reach out to the show at any time directly by emailing ytunesshuffle@gmail.com.

Friday, April 10, 2020

YTunes Shuffle With Guy Dark And His Fave5 Songs

GUY PAUL LARAVEE is a radio broadcaster and ROCKER! Host, Maggi Mayfield worked under Guy (Dark) Laravee in Appleton/Oshkosh, Wisconsin while he was the Operations Manager at the Cumulus cluster. He also happens to be a competitive ball room dancer.
These are the songs he brought to the show that have informed his life. Check out the episode here. But here are some more details about the songs and artists:

AEROSMITH “Dream On” (1973)
It took Steven Tyler six years to write this song. His bandmates helped complete it when their manager forced them all to live in a house together and write their first album. What helped was the famous “suitcase incident.” Steven found money in suitcase outside of where the band was staying. So he bought a keyboard with it. Gangsters eventually came looking for it and he continued to play dumb.

R.E.M. “Don't Go Back To Rockville” (1984)
This about a real girl the band knew at their school, University of Georgia. Her classmates obviously didn't want her to go back to Rockville, Maryland, her hometown.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN “Thunder Road” (1975)
Bruce's first car was a '57 Chevy with orange flames painted on the hood. Also, this is one of his favorite songs to perform at shows.

THE KILLERS “Read My Mind” (2006)
This started out as a song called “Little Angela” that sounded a lot like “Mrs. Robinson.” They were aiming for a “With Or Without You” vibe and Brandon Flowers got pissed because he felt like the band was telling him his lyrics weren't good enough. So they just kept jamming out to the old song until it morphed into this! Also, this is the band's favorite to perform on stage!

SAM SMITH “Stay With Me” (2014)
There was a lot of speculation that this song resembles the piano melody in Tom Petty's “I Won't Back Down.” Petty and co-writer Jeff Lynne were added to the publishing credit and given at 12.5% royalty on the song. No lawsuits!

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

YTunes Shuffle With Sandy Stec (And Mark Wallengren)

Sandy Stec is a comedian and radio host currently residing in San Francisco. She loves hikes and road trips and Christmas! Her episode was co-hosted alongside Maggi Mayfield with Los Angeles based radio talent Mark Wallengren.

The three have been co-workers for years and in this episode you hear lots of behind the scenes stuff in the radio industry and the songs that mean the most to your hosts.

Sandy Stec has worked with comedians like Kevin Hart, Chelsea Handler and Arsenio Hall and has performed regularly on Norwegian Cruise Lines. These are Sandy's #Fave5 and a little bit extra about the artist and song.

TIM MCGRAW “Humble And Kind” (2015)
The video for this song features a lot of footage from Oprah Winfrey's documentary “Belief.”
Tim McGraw is also a private pilot who owns a single-engine Cirrus SR22. His favorite “hobby” is flying”.

FLUX PAVILION & SNAILS “Cannonball” (2016)

Flux Pavilion is a label owner “Circus Records” and was asked by The Walt Disney Company to remix the Star Wars Rebels theme to draw attention to the series.

Bon Jovi “Wanted Dead Or Alive” (1986)
They were going to use this song as the title album. Went through the entire photo shoot with a western theme, mine shaft, old west outfits. Then after a night at the strip club they realized they were taking themselves too seriously...and came up with “Slippery When Wet.” The eventual name for the album.

ABOVE & BEYOND “Happiness Amplified” (2018)
Above & Beyond produce a weekly radio show called “Group Therapy Radio.” The trio take turns hosting the two hour broadcast which you can get every Friday night on YouTube, Twitch or Facebook.

CHRIS STAPLETON “When The Stars Come Out” (2015)
He wrote this song with Dan Wilson, who is famous for Adele's hit “Someone Like You.”

Follow Sandy on her Twitter or Instagram to talk more about her music, radio or comedy!
And you are welcome to reach out to the show regarding bookings or music at ytuneshuffle@gmail.com.

Friday, April 3, 2020

YTunes Shuffle With Lara Beitz's Fave 5 Songs

LARA BEITZ brilliant comedian known for her work on “Lights Out With David Spade,” and just her name on the Comedy Store wall!! These are the songs that have informed her life! and a little extra behind the music.

HATCHIE “Adored” (2018)

Hatchie is a family nickname. She started singing as a child, then later learned guitar, then bass, then piano, then clarinet.

LADY BRI “This Will Be The Day” (2018)

Lady Bri grew up in Cleveland and started singing to Whitney Houston in a toy karaoke set as a child.

EMINEM “Lose Yourself” (2002)

On the set of “8 Mile” Eminem had a trailer he could record songs for the movie during filming breaks. He had musicians built the beat around his vocals.

SARA EVANS “Born To Fly” (2000)

Sara is the eldest of seven kids. She sang in the family band on weekends. When she was 8, she got hit by a car right in front of their home. She spend several months in a wheelchair and continued singing to help pay for her medical bills.

INDIGO GIRLS “Closer To Fine” (1989)

The girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers write separately. Emily wrote this while she was feeling philosophical at her family's cabin in Vermont.

Want to chat with Lara about her songs find her on Twitter or Instagram!
And you can email the show directly to talk to Maggi & David at ytunesshuffle@gmail.com.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

YTunes Shuffle with Jonny Rely's Fave 5 Songs

Meet Jonny Rely! Jonny is founder of the rock band Black And Grey from Rhode Island (And Boston) multi-time cancer survivor, and long time friend of host, David Earl Waterman. Jonny surprised us by sending us Five songs from his band, Black And Grey. He gives us the story of how the band and band name came to be, his time in (and getting kicked out of) college, how exactly he met David, the troubles with living in England, and the secrets and the grit he mustered up to not only survive but kicks cancer's butt.
These are the songs that influenced these stories:

Black And Grey "The Legend Of The SubAtomic Man"

Black And Grey "Check Out Girl"

Black And Grey "Don't You Worry"

Black And Grey "I Will Be Your Light"

Black And Grey "This Is My War"

Want to learn more about Jonny Rely and his songs and music? Find him on Facebook and reach out!
Plus, feel free to reach out to the show at ytunesshuffle@gmail.com.

Friday, March 27, 2020

YTunes Shuffle Fave 5 Song Nuggets With Jennifer Vally

Jennifer Vally is a writer and producer at The Game Show Network, she's worked as a writer for The Disney Chanel, and Oxygen and touring comedian originally from San Diego, now living in Los Angeles.
These are the Fave 5 Songs she brought to the show and a few nuggets about each artist from this episode!

MOTT THE HOOPLE “All The Young Dudes (1972)
The band suffered through some terrible band names including The Doc Thomas Group, The Shakedown Sound, and Silence. Later, while Guy Stevens from Island Records (who liked the group, just not with their current lead singer) came up with the Mott The Hoople as their name from a Willard Manus Novel of the same name. It's about a guy who works in a circus freak show.

GENE AUTRY “You Are My Sunshine” (1941)
“The Singing Cowboy” used to own the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim until 1997. He is the only person to be awarded stars in all five categories on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for film, TV, music, radio and live performance.

TONY BENNETT “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” (1962)
Tony would sing to customers while waiting tables as a teenager.

TEARS FOR FEARS “Shout” (1984)
The group loved the psychologist Arthur Janov. This song was inspired by his primal therapy treatment which worked by having patients confront their fears by shouting or scream. In fact their band name came from Janov's book “Prisoners Of Pain”

B.o.B. W/BRUNO MARS “Nothin' On You”
Bruno Mars says he tried to capture the sound of The Flamingos' song “I Only Have Eyes For You.” He said “What girl doesn't want to hear that?!”

Follow Jennifer Vally on Instagram or Twitter to talk more music and stand up.
You can also reach out to the show at ytunesshuffle@gmail.com!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

YTunes Shuffle with Miles Crawford and his Fave5 Songs

MILES CRAWFORD is a filmmaker and performer in Los Angeles. He had big success with films like “I Forgot My Phone,” and “Drum Off” which premiered at LACMA and even featured on The Huffington Post.
Miles has performed extensively with the Off-Broadway show STOMP and has played drums for Eminem, Ringo Starr, Red Hot Chili Pepers, & Art Garfunkel.
These are songs he brought to the show. Find out why in his episode, found here!

Sister Wynona Carr “The Ball Game” (1952)
Wynona Carr wrote most of her songs herself!

Dawin Merwan Smith is the frontman's full name. Darwin has been a guitarist (for Creaky Boards) and a rapper.

TALKING HEADS “Once In A Lifetime” (1980)
Lead singer David Byrne was born in Scotland, but lived iin the US since the age of eight. He only became an American officially because finally someone at a polling place cross-checked his ID and told him couldn't vote. So he went through the whole process to legally vote.

THE NEW BASEMENT TAPES “When I Get My Hands On You” (2014)
A SUPER group with Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford (Mumford and Sons), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes) and Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops)
This group was brought together to record dozens of songs based on song lyrics that Bob Dylan wrote back in 1967. The group was filmed for a Showtime Documentary called “Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued”

NINA SIMONE “My Baby Just Cares For Me” (1958)
This song resurfaced in 1987 for a Chanel ad. She was pissed because the song was re-released and peaked at #5 on the UK charts and she saw NO royalty checks for her work.

If you loved this episode and want to learn more about Miles, you can follow his work through his website or on Instagram.
If you loved the show and would love to connect, please email Maggi & David at ytunesshuffle@gmail.com.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Jonah Koslen's YTunes Shuffle Fave5 Songs

JONAH KOSLEN is most known for his work with the Michael Stanley Band (MSB). A composer, producer and performer, Koslen has written some of rock n'roll's best songs including "Waste A Little Time On Me,” “Strike Up The Band” and “Nothings Gonna Change My Mind.”

Koslen left MSB in 1977 to work with another successful band, Breathless, the following year. Breathless had the distinct pleasure to open for KISS.

He's even worked with some interested folks including Tiffany, Jimmy Crespo (Aerosmith) Gilby Clark (Guns N Roses) and appeared on tv with Wayne Newton. He also appeared at Farm Aid with Bonnie Bramlett in Bandaloo Doctors and then wrote and recorded several songs for an episode of TV show “Fame."

Here is the music that informs his life:

FOUR SEASONS “Sherry” (1962)
This song was originally called “Terry.” Eventually they settled on Sheri...the daughter of Producer Bob Crewe's best friend, DJ Jack Spector.

CHUCK BERRY “Maybellene” (1955)
Chuck Berry was very careful to sing the lyrics clearly to cross over and have a white audience appeal. He says this is not a rock song, “Maybellene was very much a country song, with country lyrics. Maybe a littler faster but basically it was country.”

THE WHO “Magic Bus”(1968)
In the early days, Roger Daltrey worked in a sheet metal factory and made the band's guitars himself.

SIMON & GARFUNKEL “Mrs. Robinson” (1968)
Art Garfunkel says they probably never would have recorded this song if it weren't for The Graduate. They were about to throw it out, but when director Mike Nichols heard it, he asked them to adapt it for the film.

THE ROLLING STONES “Street Fighting Man” (1968)

Radio stations in Chicago played this song tirelessly. Then the DNC came through Chicago and police met protestors in the streets and suddenly, radio stations (everywhere) wouldn't play this song anymore because they were worried it would bring on more violence.  

Want to know why he picked these songs? Make sure to check out this episode of YTunes Shuffle whever you download podcasts!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

YTunes Shuffle with Quinton Flynn: Song Nuggets

QUINTON FLYNN is a voice actor extraordinaire! You've heard him as Raiden in “Metal Gear”, Reno in “Final Fantasy VII” also in the Crash Bandicoot video game series.

Here are the songs he brought to the show during his interview.

The Beatles “I Wanna Hold Your Hand”
Bob Dylan thought the line “I can't hide” was actually “I get high” like a marijuana reference. ACTUALLY, John, Paul, George and Ringo had never smoked pot. Dylan became forever a part of their history when he introduced them to it!

Ian Hunter “Cleveland Rocks”
There is some speculation that this was originally written as “England Rocks.” But Ian Hunter has interviewed many times about this song, saying that the coastal U.S. Didn't like the glam-rock scene (i.e. David Bowie and Roxy Music). Cleveland was the first place that his first band “Mott The Hoople” sold out a club and though Cleveland really was the coolest place!

American Noise-”Hollywood Boulevard”
This band signed a record deal with Planet Records (Elektra). The label couldn't promote this nationally and then Planet Records went out of business. They self-released one more song, “Statutory Sue.”

Todd Rundgren “Love Is The Answer”
Todd formed his band NAZZ in Philadelphia with drummer, Thom Mooney, and keyboard/vocals Robert Antoni. Their FIRST GIG was in July 1967 opening for THE FREAKING DOORS at the Town Hall in Philadelphia.

The Snozzberries “Pure Imagination”
This is our GUEST!

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