Lunch Hour Special 3-9-17 - While My Sitar Gently Weeps - Noon-1 p.m.

John Simon | Posted 2 months ago.


Sitar Textures in Rock Music Over The Years

See My Friends - The Kinks [1965; #10 UK - cited as the first western Rock song with sitar flavoring]
Evergreen, Pt. II - Stone Poneys [1967 - from their second LP. Kenny Edwards played sitar on this instrumental]
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles [1965 - from Rubber Soul. Groundbreaking in many ways.... George Harrison plays sitar]
Green Tambourine - Lemon Pipers [12/68; #1 - probably a Danelectro electric guitar/sitar]
* Judy In Disguise - John Fred & His Playboy Band [11/67; #1 - prominent sitar at the very end!]
* Don't Come Around Here No More - Tom Petty & Heartbreakers [1985 - requested by TWO folks]
Paint It, Black - Rolling Stones [7/65; #1 - Brian Jones on sitar]
The Dream - Orpheus [1968; spacey sitar-drenched album track]
* Cry Like a Baby - Box Tops [3/68 - featuring session player Reggie Young on electric sitar]
Hooked On a Feeling - BJ Thomas [3/68; #5 - Reggie Young was a very busy man in 1968]
* Your Dad Did - John Hiatt [1987 LP track - new to me! Nice.]
Fat Angel - Donovan [1966; from the Sunshine Superman LP. Shawn Mullins on sitar. Produced by John Paul Jones.]
Band Of Gold - Freda Payne [470; #3 - with session player Vinnie Bell on electric sitar]
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours - Stevie Wonder [6/70; #3 Pop, #1 R&B]

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