Birthday Bean

Eighth Annual Banquet, 1900.
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It's Patrick Green Bean's birthday next week, he won't be in the studio that day because it's his birthday and he needs a rest,  but this week he is around and he's playing two hours of music that includes some songs that he quite likes but for whatever reason he hasn't played them on the radio waves yet. Expect some tracks by some of his favorites like Neil Young and Phil Ochs to crop up. That's it, just a bunch of song in a row like the program description says. Enjoy these non-themed songs!

28 different acts in this show, here is some information about them:

Happy End:

Due to the changes made for the 1964 Summer Olympics, Tokyo changed dramatically forever. Happy End, who formed in Tokyo in 1969, tried to capture in this concept album what the city was like before that happened. At the time, most pop/rock recorded in Japan was sung in English, but the success of 'Kazemachi Roman' ("Wind City Romance" in English) along with their first record 'Happy End', rebuked the thought that Japanese language pop and rock was unsustainable. Happy End is considered one of the most influential bands in Japanese music history, partly due to being that first rock group to sing in Japanese. They are one of the many bands labeled 'The Beatles' of their home country.

Buffalo Springfield:

In 1965 Stephen Stills' band The Company broke up and he was looking new opportunities, so he, along with former band mate Richie Furay, moved to the West Coast where Stills worked as a session musician and unsuccessfully auditioned for new bands including The Monkees. Meanwhile in Canada, The Mynah Birds, featuring Neil Young and Bruce Palmer were set to record an album for Motown, but the deal was dashed when Rick James, the group's singer, was arrested by the U.S. Navy for being AWOL. Young and Palmer broke up the band, pawned their equipment and bought a hearse (the same one sang about in 'Long May You Run") and drove to L.A. The duo tried to reconnect with Stills, whom Young had met a year earlier, but when unsuccessful they started driving to San Francisco. On their way, Stills and Furay passed them on Sunset Boulevard going the other direction and were able to recognize them. Dewey Martin of the Standells was added to the lineup and the band was formed. The band spotted the brand Buffalo-Springfield on the side of a steamroller and adopted it for themselves.

Countries represented: USA, Canada, England, Japan, Netherlands, Ireland, France, Spain, Germany.

  • 6:00pm Tape From California by Phil Ochs on Tape From California (A&M Records), 1968
  • 6:06pm E.F.S. No. 36 by Can on Unlimited Edition (Mute), 1976
  • 6:08pm Walt Whitman's Niece by Billy Bragg & Wilco on Mermaid Avenue (Elektra), 1998
  • 6:12pm Dark Horse by George Harrison on Dark Horse (Apple Records), 1974
  • 6:16pm Tangled Up In Blue by Bob Dylan on Blood on the Tracks (Columbia), 1974
  • 6:22pm Burned by Buffalo Springfield on Buffalo Springfield (ATCO Records), 1966
  • 6:24pm Iberia: 3. Puerto by Paco De Lucia on Nueva Antología (Universal), 1991
  • 6:28pm Love Me, I'm A Liberal by Phil Ochs on In Concert (Elektra), 1966
  • 6:33pm Me And My Friend The Cat by Loudon Wainwright III on Album III (Columbia), 1972
  • 6:36pm Pow (Theme From by The Lovin' Spoonful on In Woody Allen's (Kama Sutra), 1966
  • 6:38pm Once More WIth Feeling by Alison Wonder on Dream Babes Volume One - Am I Dreaming? (RPM Records), 1970
  • 6:41pm House Of Painted Glass by The Sandals on House Of Painted Glass/Cloudy (World Pacific Records), 1967
  • 6:44pm Ginseng by Les Hurdle / Frank Ricotti on Have Sounds Will Travel (Themes International Music), 1978
  • 6:46pm Walk On by Neil Young on On The Beach (Reprise Records), 1974
  • 6:50pm Haikara Hakuchi by Happy End on Kazemachi Roman (URC Records), 1971
  • 6:52pm Hey Bulldog by The Beatles on Yellow Submarine (Apple Records), 1969
  • 6:55pm Foxey Lady by Jimi Hendrix Experience on Are You Experienced? (Experience Hendrix), 1967
  • 6:58pm Il Est Parti Comme Il Etait Venu by Zouzou on L'integrale (BMG France), 1966
  • 7:01pm Sola Gratia (Part 1) by Jozef Van Wissem Et SQÜRL on Only Lovers Left Alive (ATP Recordings), 2014
  • 7:04pm Dans Une Heure by Sheila on Dans Une Heure (Warner Music France), 1967
  • 7:07pm Break Your Token by Mellow Candle on Swaddling Songs (ACME), 1972
  • 7:09pm Australia by The Kinks on Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire (Reprise Records), 1969
  • 7:16pm Creeque Alley by The Mamas & The Papas on Best of the Mamas & the Papas: 20th Century Masters (MCA Records), 1967
  • 7:20pm Chelsea Morning by Joni Mitchell on Clouds (Reprise Records), 1969
  • 7:22pm The Hands I Love (Oriental Hawaiian) by Hawaii Calls Presented By Webley Edwards on Exotic Instrumentals - Favorites Of The Islands: Vol. IV (Capitol Records), 1961
  • 7:25pm Someone Else In The Room by Ed's Redeeming Qualities on It's All Good News (Flying Fish), 1991
  • 7:28pm Waiting For The Sun by Waiting For The Sun on The History Of U.K. Underground Folk Rock 1968-1978 Volume One (Kissing Spell ), 1978
  • 7:32pm The Last Trip To Tulsa by Neil Young on Neil Young (Reprise Records), 1968
  • 7:41pm Till The Morning Comes by Neil Young on After The Gold Rush (Reprise Records), 1970
  • 7:43pm Anglois sekondo-Mars by Fungus on Van De Kiel Naar Vlaring (Negram), 1976
  • 7:47pm My Life by Phil Ochs on Rehearsals For Retirement (A&M Records), 1969
  • 7:51pm Here In The Year by Cold Sun on Dark Shadows (World In Sound), 1980
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