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10/9/09 – Airplane Songs (Leaving On A Jet Plane)

Posted: October 9th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Pop | Tags: , , , , | 7 Comments »

Oh babe, I hate to go…

Airplane Songs

The Friday Night Cat Fight takes to the friendly skies this week for songs about airplanes and flying.  So check your “vector” and get on-board, it just might be a bumpy ride.  We’ll hear classics from Roger Miller, Ray & Bob, The Steve Miller Band and many other tunes of turbulence in the sky.

Vote for your favorite version of “Leaving On A Jet Plane”.  Will it be Peter, Paul & Mary’s #1 hit interpretation of John Denver’s tune OR John Denver’s 1969 version that appeared on his first record?  You decide and please, keep your seatbelts fastened while in your seat and thank you for not smoking.

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7 Comments on “10/9/09 – Airplane Songs (Leaving On A Jet Plane)”

  1. 1 Sierra said at 6:46 pm on October 9th, 2009:

    PP&M had more of a beat, but Denver got my vote; his voice is awesome. Seems like PP&M are ahead though. Would love to know how you proposed in the hot air balloon; how exactly you popped the great question. Coming up on your first anniversary too, right? Have a great one!

  2. 2 Virginia said at 9:07 pm on October 9th, 2009:

    This show reminds me of how Matt can make just about any subject musically entertaining. I live in airplane land (Boeing area) and haven’t heard more than a handful of these songs in the past. When oh when are we going to have you back on the air somewhere? I love it Matt, keep up the good work. Peter, Paul & Mary for me tonight please.

  3. 3 timevac3 said at 12:50 am on October 10th, 2009:

    I had to give it to PPM. Not just because they deserve it, but I’m not a huge John Denver fan. I respect that he was very much from the folk tradition, passing along songs and such. I just dont enjoy his singing. Love the wide stereo on the Roger Miller track, that piano sounded like it was coming from the next room lol. Very cool stuff as usual.

  4. 4 dave said at 6:29 am on October 10th, 2009:

    i went with ppm it was mary’s sweet voice that sold this song in my humble opinion keep up the great work furry leader we miss you on air have a happy happy anniversary may you have plenty more

  5. 5 Yum Yum said at 12:53 pm on October 10th, 2009:

    Hey Matt was not a big fan of the song back when but was a fan of Peter Paul and Mary as well of John Denver !! I put my vote in for St. Peter and St. Paul and Mary !! Follow Me where i go and its great to be Back Home Again but Take those Country Roads its a lot easier !! Yum Yum

  6. 6 John Klein, DDS said at 4:16 pm on October 10th, 2009:

    Greetings Matt, I loved both versions of “Leaving On A Jet Plane”. Once again your insight and information about these classic sounds educated me beyond just enjoying the music! I voted for John Denver not knowing previously that he wrote that classic song. Listening to him brought a tear to my eye because I remember how he met his demise by crashing his airplane ( which he purchased from a local veterinarian here in the Santa Ynez Valley) into the ocean off the coast of California. RIP John Denver, you have my vote.

  7. 7 Anthony DesgroName (required) said at 10:07 pm on October 13th, 2009:

    It’s been a busy week for me but I finally got to read that excerpt regarding the upcoming Dick Clark documentary. Suffice to say that if it weren’t for Alan Freed, Dick Clark never would have made his millions from American Bandstand and other enterprises. As for his cheating the struggling artists in those days and his blacklisting of Charlie Gracie who had the courage to sue for money which was rightfully his, Dick can now use that ill-gotten money to take care of himself. I don’t want to sound mean and don’t wish him badfortune at this point in his life, but it does prove the old saying, “What goes around comes around.”

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