Bob Fisher’s Picks

Bob Fisher

(aired 1/17/14)

Occasionally I have the honor of dedicating a whole show to a listener’s song picks. This episode features my uncle Bob Fisher — husband of my real maternal aunt Lana. (Bob is second from the left in this post’s photo, taken in 1971.) The playlist was chosen from his large library. I really enjoyed exploring such a collection of captivating music — many of which are from past decades. Bob was basically a co-host from afar, since I also included segments of a recorded conversation we had together about his entertaining adventures in the music scene as a teen growing up in Los Angeles. Thanks, Bob! Enjoy…

  1. background: What’s Shakin’ on the Hill – Nick Lowe
  2. Bob: intro
  3. Ophelia – The Band
  4. Scar Tissue – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  5. Chuck E’s in Love – Rickie Lee Jones
  6. Daydream – The Lovin’ Spoonful
  7. clip: And Your Bird Can Sing (The Beatles cover) – Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs
  8. Bob: friends
  9. Wild Side – Lou Reed
  10. All the Young Dudes – Mott the Hoople
  11. I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
  12. Under Pressure – Queen / David Bowie
  13. Bob: seeing The Doors with his brothers (and short clip of The Doors)
  14. Peace Frog – The Doors
  15. Our Lips Are Sealed – Go Gos
  16. Groovin’ – Marvin Gaye
  17. The ‘In’ Crowd – Ramsey Lewis
  18. Bob: Hollywood Bowl in 1967
  19. Move Over – Janis Joplin
  20. Teacher, Teacher – Rockpile
  21. Creeque Alley – Mamas and Papas
  22. clip: Downtown – Petula Clark
  23. Happy Birthday – Elvis Presley
  24. Bob: drive to Las Vegas
  25. Little Sister – Elvis Presley
  26. My Baby Left Me – Chris Isaak
  27. clip: Burning Love – Elvis Presley
  28. Bob: Elvis story
  29. Bob: intro to Lyle’s song
  30. Cowboy Man – Lyle Lovett
  31. Twisted – Joni Mitchell
  32. Taper Jeans Girl – Kings of Leon
  33. Don’t Mess With Bill – The Marvelettes
  34. Bob: story about getting stuck in Forum basement
  35. Two Time Mama – Ten Years After
  36. Stop Your Sobbing – The Pretenders
  37. Ho Hey – The Lumineers
  38. clip: Cousins – Vampire Weekend
  39. Bob & Dalton: talking about new music and Fountains of Wayne
  40. Bright Future in Sales – Fountains of Wayne
  41. When I Go Out with Artists – Crash Test Dummies
  42. Just a Gigolo – Louis Prima
  43. Over My Head – Fleetwood Mac
  44. Proud Mary – Ike & Tina Turner

This show originally aired on KSKQ on January 17, 2014. This blog entry was posted January 19, 2014. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)

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