Brian Wilson 75th Birthday Tribute

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  1. B. Bu Po

    B. Bu Po Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Brian Wilson's 75th birthday is tomorrow, the day of my radio show. I will do a birthday tribute set, but am limited to four songs per artist under the DMCA rules that govern internet-only radio stations. So which four Brian Wilson tracks and which four Beach Boys tracks should I play?
     
  2. lightbulb

    lightbulb Forum Resident

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    Surfer Girl - Brian wrote this as a very young teenager , possibly his first song?

    When I Grow Up - oh, the irony!

    God Only Knows - Classic track

    Good Vibrations - previously voted best song/single
     
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  3. B. Bu Po

    B. Bu Po Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Good suggestions, but I want to play songs featuring Brian on lead vocals.
     
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  4. supermd

    supermd Forum Resident

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    "Surfer Girl"
    "Don't Worry Baby"
    "Please Let Me Wonder"
    "Wouldn't It Be Nice"
     
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  5. supermd

    supermd Forum Resident

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    If you would like some more uncommon choices (but excellent nonetheless):

    "The Lonely Sea"
    "Let Him Run Wild"
    "You Still Believe In Me"
    "Busy Doin' Nothin'"
     
  6. DmitriKaramazov

    DmitriKaramazov Forum Resident

    How about "Lay Down Burden" from Imagination.
     
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  7. Ryan Lux

    Ryan Lux Forum Resident

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    Great solo tracks:
    Melt Away
    Love And Mercy (I like the Just Wasn't Made soundtrack version)
    Midnight's Another Day
    Forever She'll Be My Surfer Girl
    Cry
     
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  8. B. Bu Po

    B. Bu Po Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Yes!, I am known for playing the lesser-known.
     
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  9. B. Bu Po

    B. Bu Po Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I may also play a selection of Brian-produced / arranged tracks by other artists.
     
  10. Al Kuenster

    Al Kuenster Well-Known Member

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    Caroline No one of my favorites
     
  11. supermd

    supermd Forum Resident

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    Please let us know what you end up playing. :)
     
  12. supermd

    supermd Forum Resident

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    There is an excellent piano and organ version of this song on the No Pier Pressure deluxe edition that is, to me, the best version. @B. Bu Po Hit me up if you'd like it. It is perfect for your show.
     
  13. Spaghettiows

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    I only suggest 1 song, Surf's Up. 1967 version if possible. Let the other 3 songs be the popular songs. Surf's Up is Brian's masterpiece.

     
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  14. B. Bu Po

    B. Bu Po Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I will.
     
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  15. supermd

    supermd Forum Resident

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    I thought about suggesting this. Beautiful.
     
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  16. Bill

    Bill Forum Resident

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    Guess I'm Dumb then, absolutely.
     
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  17. B. Bu Po

    B. Bu Po Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Carl sings lead on the Surf's Up LP version, right?
     
  18. supermd

    supermd Forum Resident

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    Yes, for the first half of the song. Once it gets to the second half ("Dove-nested towers, the hour will strike the street..."), it's Brian. However, when all the voices jump in, Al is the one singing, "A children's song, have you listened as they play..."

    If you get the version on The Smile Sessions, they placed Brian's full vocal from the demo over the original backing, so he sings lead on that version (though it's still Al singing the part I noted above; there is no difference in the second half of either version).
     
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  19. B. Bu Po

    B. Bu Po Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Yes, that's the one. And I may play the Hal Blaine Vege-tables promo session. That can be in addition to the four allowables since I'll list it under Hal Blaine and Brian Wilson.
     
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  20. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

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    Happy Birthday, Brian!
     
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  21. B. Bu Po

    B. Bu Po Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Brian- "This Whole World"
    Beach Boys- "The Warmth Of The Sun"
    Brian- "Walkin' The Line"
    Beach Bums- "Busy Doin' Nothin'"
    B Boys- "She Knows Me Too Well"
    Bri- "Your Imagination"
    Bri- "The Like In I Love You"
    Boys- "Surf's Up"
     
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  22. Ryan Lux

    Ryan Lux Forum Resident

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    Solid choices, even if you didn't take one of my recommendations. Lol
     
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  23. Lonesurf

    Lonesurf Well-Known Member

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    Philadelphia, Pa
  24. B. Bu Po

    B. Bu Po Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Your first two suggestions were definitely in consideration.
     
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  25. B. Bu Po

    B. Bu Po Forum Resident Thread Starter

    He was performing with the Beach Bums?
     

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