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The Jewel Case: Rodentia Revisited (06.14.18)

Jun 15, 2018

This week's theme is RODENTIA; we'll be taking a look at tunes about mice, rats, hamsters, and various and sundry other gnawing little critters, from a list of folks that ranges from Yma Sumac to Lightnin' Hopkins to King Missile, and of course wood chips and the cheese. But first....

  • John Legend And The Roots- Hard Times
  • Bombino- Imajghane (The Tuareg People)
  • Cream- Pressed Rat And Warthog
  • Queen- Great King Rat
  • Fleetwood Mac- Only You (R.I.P. Danny Kirwin)
  • The Zombies- Time Of The Season (Happy Birthday Rod Argent)
  • Junior Walker & The All Stars- Shotgun (Happy Birthday Junior Walker)
  • Hugh Masekela & Letta Mbulu- Mahlalela
  • Roxy Music- 2HB
  • Funkadelic- Hit It And Quit It
  • Outkast- Dracula’s Wedding
  • Niney The Observer- Blood And Fire
  • Dr. Dog- Buzzing In The Light
  • Cornell Dupree- Squirrel

And now for the theme: Rodentia Revisited

  • Aerosmith- Rats In The Cellar
  • Gene Vincent- I’m Gonna Catch Me A Rat
  • Antibalas- The Ratcatcher
  • King Missile- Hamsters
  • Monty Norman- Kingston Calypso (Reprise)
  • Max Romeo- Three Blind Mice
  • Bravo & Roots Radics- Blind Rodent Attack
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers- Rat Race
  • Jethro Tull- ...And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps
  • Billy “The Kid” Emerson- Woodchuck
  • Deep Purple- Flight Of The Rat
  • Yellow Fever- Cats And Rats
  • Tom Campilongo- Hamster Wheel (Slight Return)
  • The Rumblers- Surf Rat
  • Herbie Mann- Woodchuck
  • Soupy Sales- The Mouse
  • The Boomtown Rats- Rat Trap
  • The Everly Brothers- Muskrat
  • LL Cool J- Cheesy Rat Blues
  • Aesop Rock- Gopher Guts
  • Yma Sumac- Gopher
  • Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five- The Two Little Squirrels (Nuts to You)
  • Neil Diamond- Porcupine Pie
  • Bruce Fowler- The Rat
  • Big Mama Thornton- I Smell A Rat
  • Lightnin’ Hopkins- You Is One Black Rat
  • The Kinks- Rats
  • Tuff Darts- Rats
  • Pearl Jam- Rats
  • Grateful Dead- Wharf Rat

Join Tod Weidner on Thursday, 8-11pm for The Jewel Case, a weekly celebration of all manner of musical goodness: deep cuts, forgotten treasures, and curiosities with a new theme each show spanning all genres, eras and locales.

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