8/23/2011 The Pop Shop


DJ Izzy plays a retrospective of songs by the dynamic songwriting duo, Leiber & Stoller, to honor lyricist Jerry Leiber who passed on August 22, 2011.

Then Liberty Finch prepares for the Great Minnesota Get Together with a helping of fair-inspired pop-on-a-stick!

More about Leiber & Stoller

They began their partnership in 1950 at the age of 17 when they discovered that they shared a passion for the Blues. By the age of 20, Leiber and Stoller had seen their songs recorded by such artists as Jimmy Witherspoon, Little Esther, Charles Brown, Little Willie Littlefield, and Ray Charles. But the hits began with Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton’s recording of “Hound Dog” in 1953. This record, and others written and produced by them, caught the attention of Atlantic Records.

With his recording of Hound Dog, Elvis became a household word. Presley went on to record more than twenty Leiber and Stoller songs, including “Jailhouse Rock,” “Loving You,” “Love Me,” “Treat Me Nice,” “Don’t,” “(You’re So Square) Baby, I Don’t Care,” “Bossa Nova Baby,” “Santa Claus Is Back In Town,” “She’s Not You,” and “Trouble.”

In 1969, the team produced the Peggy Lee recording of their composition, “Is That All There Is?” According to music critic Robert Palmer, “Is That All There Is?” was the song that “…clearly pointed to the direction their new work would take,” signaling that, “…the Golden Age of Rock & Roll had come to an end.”

Leiber and Stoller have been the recipients of countless awards and honors, including inductions into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. But the greatest compliment to any songwriter is to have his songs recorded by the best in the business. Artists who have recorded songs by Leiber and Stoller include The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, James Brown, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, Fats Domino, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, Joe Williams, Tom Jones, Count Basie, Edith Piaf, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Luther Vandross, John Lennon, Aretha Franklin, and over a thousand others.

Playlist Tracks: 
Nick Lowe - Shake That Rat
Album: The Doings; Label: Edsel
Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog
Album: Jump, Jive Swing; Label: Rhino
Elvis Presley - Little Egypt
Album: Command Performances: the Essential 60s Masters; Label: RCA
Herb Alpert the Tijuana Brass - Love Potion #9
Album: Greatest Hits; Label: AM
The Monkees - DW Washburn
Album: Listen to the Band; Label: Rhino
Aretha Franklin - Spanish Harlem
Album: Oh Me, Oh My: Aretha Live in Philly, 1972; Label: Rhino
The Coasters - Young Blood
Album: Atlantic RB 1947-74, Vol 3; Label: Atlantic
The Drifters - On Broadway
Album: Atlantic RB 1947-74, Vol 5; Label: Atlantic
Rolling Stones - Poison Ivy
Album: More Hot Rocks; Label: Abkco
Dion - Ruby Baby
Album: The Wanderer; Label: The Right Stuff
Elvis Presley - You're So Square
Album: The King of Rock 'n Roll: The Complete 50s Masters; Label: RCA
Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
Album: The Top Ten Hits; Label: RCA
The Beatles - Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey
Album: Beatles for Sale; Label: Parlophone
The Who - Cobwebs and Strange
Album: A Quick One; Label: Polydor
Keith Moon - Don't Worry Baby
Album: Two Sides of the Moon; Label: Pet Rock Records
The Who - I Need You
Album: A Quick One; Label: Polydor
Rick Springfield - Speak to the Sky
Album: Mission Magic; Label: Capitol
Rick Springfield - American Girl
Album: Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet; Label: RCA
Rick Springfield - I've Done Everything for You
Album: Written in Rock: Rick Springfield Anthology; Label: RCA
The Hudson Brothers - Rendezvous
Album: So You Are a Star; Label: Varese Sarabande
Van Gogh's Ear - State Fair
Album: Ono; Label: VGE Music
Barnyard Playboys - Corn Dog Love
Album: Corn Dog Love; Label: Rubric
The Honeydogs - Ms Ketchup and the Arsonist
Album: Amygdala; Label: CC Entertainment
Pete Hofmann - (I Wanna Be Your) Fried Potato
Album: Action Overtime; Label: self
Brian Setzer - Rooster Rock
Album: Ignition; Label: Surfdog, Inc
Elvis Costello - The Other Side of Summer
Album: Extreme Honey: The Very Best of the Warner Years; Label: Rhino/Warner Bros
The Beatles - Ticket to Ride
Album: Help; Label: Apple
Clefs of Lavender Hill - Stop-Get a Ticket
Album: Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era, Vol. 4; Label: Rhino
The Hollies - On a Carousel
Album: 30th Anniversary Collection; Label: EMI
The Hypstrz - Jenny Takes a Ride
Album: Live at the Longhorn; Label: Bomp
Little Man - Ride
Album: Soulful Automatic; Label: Eclectione
Mike Watt - E-Ticket Ride
Album: Ball Hog or Tugboat?; Label: Columbia
The Flamin' Groovies - High Flyin' Baby
Album: Yesterday's Numbers; Label: BMG
The Suburbs - Cows
Album: In Combo; Label: Beejtar
MC5 - Call Me Animal
Album: The Big Bang! Best of MC5; Label: Rhino
Sweet - Teenage Rampage
Album: Best of Sweet; Label: Capitol
Air Date: 
August 23, 2011

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