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Saturday’s Song – A Smorgasbord From Boston Radio

March 8, 2014


Within a few short hours of having posted yesterday’s article about Boston radio stations, I had a 40 minute car ride. I tuned in to Boston radio stations for the ride and, as usual, with focus on FM 92.5 The River and FM 88.9 WERS, the Emerson College radio station.

I was really happy to find the River in historic form, with this as part of the line-up while I drove:
Janis Joplin – Piece Of My Heart
Lucinda Williams – Can’t Let Go (above)
The The – This Is The Day
Santana with Rob Thomas – Smooth
Fitz & The Tantrums – The Walker

Twice I left the River and stayed at WERS for:
Where Is The Love – Robert Brookins ft. Stephanie Mills
Fever – Little Willie John (recorded in 1956)

WERS has a nightly show from 10pm – 2am that features R&B and soul. At the time I was driving, it was in full swing.

So, today, for Saturday’s Song, I’m sharing a few tunes from my radio time last night, thanks to the River and WERS. Lucinda Williams performing I Can’t Let Go is above.

Here is This Is The Day by The The.
This song has a great sound, like a combination of David Bowie and Lou Reed.

This cover of Where Is The Love by Robert Brookins and Stephanie Mills is so true to the version I remember by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (1972).

This is the original version of Fever, the 1956 recording by Little Willie John.
Great song.

Here’s a relatively new band, Fitz & The Tantrums, with The Walker. There’s a ton of energy coming off this song and the video!

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