Good Morning, Musicologists! Today we are switching gears on the fly and shuffling the schedule so we can celebrate Dr. Tom Petty’s honorary Ph.D. in Music from the U of Florida! Read on!
Here’s Sunday Funday’s programming:
10:00 a.m. Album of The Week: The Smile Sessions by The Beach Boys NEW!
The Beach Boys’ Smile album never really came to fruition. It was actually abandoned back in 1967. In 2011, The Smile Sessions was released…and in several forms. You can read about it in detail here. What we give you this week is one version and it’s the 19 songs that theoretically present what the final version of Smile would have been. It’s a great trip.
1:00 p.m. Deb’s Stream: Tom Petty’s 65 Greatest Songs UPDATED!
A few days ago, the University of Florida posthumously awarded Tom Petty a Doctorate in Music, adding to his musical legend. I imagine that most people know this was an honor long deserved. (If you don’t, this is probably not the radio station you want to listen to.) Today we present our very subjective list of Petty’s best songs, not just with the Heartbreakers, but also with Mudcrutch, the Traveling Wilburys, and as a solo artist. It has been updated and, guess what, if I were to do this over, it could be different.
If you are only familiar with Tom Petty’s “hits,” this is a good chance for you to step out and hear some of his lesser known songs. That’s why there are 65 of them.
This will be a fun day for Petty fans everywhere (and that will include me). The rest of the day is dedicated to wide Open Stream of continually rotating 27,000+ songs. And all of this is free because we’re not a business. We’re a music emporium.