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Hell's Kitchen Radio #498: 12th annual Annual Annual: 1968
December 5, 2022 8:00pm


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Hell's Kitchen Radio #498: 12th annual Annual Annual: 1968
The weather outside is frightful but the music is so delightful, so since you're stuck inside anyway, might as well tune in, tune in, tune in.
It's that time of year once again when I choose one year to focus two hour on. My Annual Annual is a great opportunity for me to go deeper into the music for a particular year, playing music for you that really deserves to be rediscovered. I started this show in 2011 when I wanted to go deeper into one of my favorite years for music: 1971. What a year, indeed! Following that I took one show every November to host this special. Below you can find the links for the previous 11 episodes.

Monday night, 8-10pm Pacific is all about 1968! I was considering hosting a Bay Area only 1991 show, but after chatting with a radio colleague about the greatness of 1968, I just knew that was the year for me! 1968 was a great year for Acid Rock and Psychedelic Rock. My fear is I'm not going to have nearly enough time to share with you everything I want to. This may take two weeks!

Don't expect this to be a Top 20 show. That's never been something I would do. I won't select the playlist until I'm on the air. I like to be listening to a song to direct me to my next track. I can share a few of the artists I'm bringing along for the ride: Jimi Hendrix, Moby Grape, Silver Apple, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Blue Cheer, Iron Butterfly, Traffic, Pink Floyd, Os Mutantes, Soft Machine, Fifty Foot Hose, Mothers of Invention and so much more.

Spread the word, ingest some mushroom tea, kick back and enjoy the show.

Magnolia Caboose Babyfinger: Blue Cheer
The Pusher: Steppenwolf
Ain't Got No/I Got Life: Nina Simone

Yer Blues: The Dirty Mac
Good To Me As I Am To You: Aretha Franklin
The House at Pooneil Corners: Jefferson Airplane

It's A Man's Man's Man's World: James Brown and His Famous Flames
Astral Sounds: 101 Strings
Flower Punk: The Mothers of Invention
Passing the Time: Cream

Cocaine Blues: Johnny Cash
Waiting Around To Die: Townes Van Zandt
Good Guys/Bad Guys Cheer: Country Joe and the Fish
I Am A Pilgrim: The Byrds

I'm The Urban Spaceman: Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
The Garden of Earthly Delights: The United States of America
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds: William Shatner

This Wheel's On Fire: The Band
Not To Touch the Earth: The Doors
White Light/White Heat: Velvet Underground
You Don't Love Me: Kaleidoscope

Killing Floor: The Electric Flag
Forty Thousand Headman: Traffic
Jugband Blues: Pink Floyd

Born Cross-Eyed: Grateful Dead

Enjoy and please share.

Hell's Kitchen Radio with John Hell
Mondays 8-10PM
Radio Valencia in SF

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