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Fab Files- What's It About? How Can You Listen?
30 October 2013
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On this week's Fab Files there's not a lick of Beatles music to be heard. Rather, we look at all the bands and performers that opened Beatle concerts from 1963 up to their final tour in 1966. From legends like Roy Orbison and the Righteous Brothers to the more obscure like Pilita Corrales and the Remains. We've got it all covered on this week's show with country, R&B, 1950s rock and roll, world music, novelty and even early punk. The Beatles' Opening Acts, on this week's Fab Files Saturday November 2 at 11 AM (EDT) and late Sunday November 3 at midnight (EST) on WETS HD2. See the very first post in this topic for info on how to pick up the show online! And now Fab Files is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fabfilesonWETSFM

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30 October 2013
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Ooo, a great idea, and looking forward to it. On a similar note, you might want to consider an episode about the guest acts that appeared on Pop Go The Beatles and From Us to You between 1963 and 1965, especially with the new BBC Volume about to be released. There is a wealth of the great and the obscure!

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31 October 2013
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mja6758 said
Ooo, a great idea, and looking forward to it. On a similar note, you might want to consider an episode about the guest acts that appeared on Pop Go The Beatles and From Us to You between 1963 and 1965, especially with the new BBC Volume about to be released. There is a wealth of the great and the obscure!

Sounds like a good idea... I'll look into it. The episode about Paul's bass playing that you gave me the idea for will be on in a few weeks.

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2 November 2013
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Time to get some weed eating done before the show starts.

Now, I'll think about the Beatles when I hear Pretty Woman. Interesting connection.

That girl band sounded really British.

Mom remembers the Bill Black Band.

Nice mix to have the Asian songs included.

 

6 November 2013
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Beginning with this week's episode, Fab Files will air at its new time on Saturdays! Instead of 11 AM, we will now air at 3 PM EST so Fab Files is now a late lunch show rather than a Saturday brunch show. (Plus I don't have to go head-to-head with the popular NPR program Wait Wait Don't Tell Me one channel over.) The late Sunday night rebroadcast time is still midnight. Again, that's now Saturday afternoons at 3 PM and late Sunday night at midnight on WETS HD2! And to celebrate the new time change, on this week's episode we play in full the New album from Paul McCartney! See the very first post in this topic for info on how to pick up the show online! And now Fab Files is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fabfilesonWETSFM

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13 November 2013
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On this week's Fab Files, it's an episode inspired by one of the moderators here on this very forum as we delve into the bass wizardry of Paul McCartney during his Beatle years. The early Beatle days saw Paul rock the distinctive violin-shaped Hofner 500/I Electric Bass, and we'll hear that bass in action, then in '65 Paul switched to the Rickenbacker 400I, and we'll hear that bass, too. Plus, we'll really emphasize the bass guitar on a certain few Beatle tracks. Paul the Bass Player on this week's Fab Files Saturday afternoon November 16th at 3 PM with a re-broadcast late Sunday November 17th at midnight exclusively on WETS HD2. See the very first post in this topic for info on how to pick up the show online! And now Fab Files is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fabfilesonWETSFM

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16 November 2013
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Nice radio piece there today, Wetsroosa. Nice of you to give the Forum a shout out. You got nearly all my favorite bass lines in there. If you had a c

a couple of more minutes you might have thrown in "Nowhere Man" and "Another Day," but one never tires of "Rain,"Hey Bulldog," "Something,"Lucy in the Sky…" etc...

I'd never heard the bass line to "Something" in isolated fashion. It nearly sounded like some of the lower notes were out of tune. Anyone else feel that way?

I didn't know George played bass on "Drive My Car" - but was it McCartney's bass line?

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16 November 2013
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Yes, enjoyable program. Thank you for contributing to my growing Beatles (and music) education.

16 November 2013
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Into the Sky with Diamonds said
I didn't know George played bass on "Drive My Car" - but was it McCartney's bass line?

I'll get to listen to the show tomorrow, and am looking forward to it.

It should be noted however, that the bass part on Drive My Car is actually the subject of debate. Much of the confusion centres on George's description of his role on the song, giving confusing statements that seemed to say that he played bass. The breakdown of the track contradicts this however, with the basic track consisting of Paul playing bass, George playing the same bass part on guitar, John on tambourine, and Ringo on drums. Paul would then go on to overdub lead and rhythm guitar parts, John piano, and Ringo cowbell.

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18 November 2013
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Glad you all got to enjoy it. I was visiting my folks up in Charlotte, so I didn't get to hear it myself.

As for "Drive My Car," everything I read said George on bass, so that's what I went with.

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20 November 2013
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After a couple of weeks focusing on Paul, we turn the spotlight to his better half as this week's Fab Files episode looks at the music made by his late first wife, Lady Linda McCartney. Though she was never a critical favorite, Linda did write some interesting and even introspective music, and we'll hear it this week. Many of the songs comes from the 1998 album released posthumously in her memory, Wide Prairie. The Music of Linda McCartney, on this week's Fab Files Saturday afternoon November 23 at 3 PM (EST) with a re-broadcast late Sunday night November 24 at midnight (EST) on WETS HD2. See the very first post in this topic for info on how to pick up the show online! And now Fab Files is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fabfilesonWETSFM

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26 November 2013
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B Side to Seaside is a fun little song. I hadn't heard it before.

27 November 2013
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As you dive into your Turkey Day leftovers, remember to catch the Fab Files this week as we look at some of the best instrumental covers of Beatles songs. We've got a lot of variety this week, as we hear covers of beloved Beatles classics from acclaimed masters of jazz guitar (Pat Metheny), mandolin (Evan Marshall), ukulele (Jake Shimabukuro), elevator music (Percy Faith), even toy piano (Margaret Leng Tan). Instrumental Covers on this week's Fab Files Saturday November 30 at 3 PM (EST) with a re-broadcast late Sunday December 1 at midnight (EST) on WETS HD2. See the very first post in this topic for info on how to pick up the show online! And now Fab Files is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FabFilesonWETSFM

 

 

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30 November 2013
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I'm sure glad I took my lunch break at work in time to listen to today's show. My immediate supervisor plays the cello. I will ask her if she knows Ofra Harnoy. I Harnoy's songs on Spotify. Yay!

4 December 2013
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It's a special Fab Files this week as this coming weekend is the 33rd anniversary of John Lennon's untimely death and the Fab Files will look back on that day with snippets from the RKO Radio interview that wound up being John's last ever interview, tribute songs written by his former Beatle bandmates, live-at-the-time reactions to his death, rememberances and much more. If any Fab Files episode could ever qualify as "can't miss," this would be the one. December 8th, 1980 on this week's Fab Files Saturday December 7th at 3 PM (EST) and late Sunday December 8 at midnight (EST) on WETS HD2. See the very first post in this topic for info on how to pick up the show online! And now Fab Files is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FabFilesonWETSFM

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14 December 2013
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Just remembered there was one post that was actually pretty important among the ones that got erased.

Is there any way to listen if you can't listen live? Can't listen live, but it sounds incredibly interesting. Thanks

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14 December 2013
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I've asked Nick to repost. This week I think is the White Album as one disc. Two opportunities to listen, check first post.

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14 December 2013
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On this week's Fab Files bonanza, I take the White Album- arguably the greatest double album in rock history- and dare to make it a single album. Playing by the rules of Beatles records past (14 songs, 1 song for George on each side, 1 Ringo song, etc.), the Fab Files take out 16 songs and leave in 14. Which of the songs made the cut? Which got left out? And are White Album versions of songs replaced by another version? One Record White Album on this week's Fab Files Saturday December 14 at 3 PM (EST) and late Sunday December 15 at midnight (EST) on WETS HD2. See the very first post in this topic for info on how to pick up the show online! And now Fab Files is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FabFilesonWETSFM

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14 December 2013
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
Just remembered there was one post that was actually pretty important among the ones that got erased.

Is there any way to listen if you can't listen live? Can't listen live, but it sounds incredibly interesting. Thanks

Wish there was, but due to music copyright issues, we're not allowed to podcast it. Sorry. I hate that for those who can't catch it live, but it's a legal issue and one my radio station isn't willing to mess with.

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14 December 2013
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wetsroosa said

IveJustSeenAFaceo said
Just remembered there was one post that was actually pretty important among the ones that got erased.

Is there any way to listen if you can't listen live? Can't listen live, but it sounds incredibly interesting. Thanks

Wish there was, but due to music copyright issues, we're not allowed to podcast it. Sorry. I hate that for those who can't catch it live, but it's a legal issue and one my radio station isn't willing to mess with.

Wise station management. We want you to stay employed and help keep us entertained.

 

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