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Dead Flowers is a motley and mind-expanding exploration of the 1960s, with plenty of air time given to pop, soul, folk, surf, garage, girl group, Motown, British Invasion, psychedelic rock, blues, bossa nova, jazz, lounge and much more.  Andy Miles hosts. 


CURRENT EPISODE

1. Barbara Lewis "Hello Stranger" (1963)
2. Dr. John "Mama Roux" (1968)
3. Les McCann and Eddie Harris "Compared To What" (1969)
4. Tito Puente "Oye Coma Va" (1962)
5. The Zombies "Tell Her No" (1964)
6. The Kinks "The World Keeps Going Round" (1965)
7. The Supremes "When the Lovelight Starts Shining Trough His Eyes" (1964)
8. The Rolling Stones "Dandelion" (1967)
9. Sly and the Family Stone "Hot Fun in the Summertime" (1969)
10. Small Faces "You Better Believe It" (1966)
11. Jefferson Airplane "She Has Funny Cars" (1967)
12. Leonard Cohen "So Long, Marianne" (1967)
13. Traffic "Who Knows What Tomorrow Will Bring" (1968)
14. Bo Diddley "Roadrunner" (1960)
15. Ramsey Lewis "Do What You Wanna" (from "Verve Remixed")


ABOUT THE DJ

Photo by Vanessa Navarette

Photo by Vanessa Navarette

Andy Miles hosts Depth of Field, a mix of news, music and conversation concerning things Transistor and beyond, Bring Your Own Beat, Dead FlowersEmotional Rescue and 15 Songs. For Transistor Radio he also engineers and edits ftalk shows Always Andersonville Monthly and The White City Cinema Radio Hour and previously handled those duties for Cine-Cast, The Silent K, The Roundtable and Culturetopia. Working in collaboration with MISSD (the Medication-Induced Suicide Prevention and Education Foundation in Memory of Stewart Dolin), he also records, edits, and hosts the Akathisia Stories podcast. He has written for various publications on the arts, history & culture, made audio documentaries, worked in radio and public television, owned and operated a company specializing in congressional hearing and think tank transcripts, and from 2009-2018 owned Transistor. Born near Chicago and currently residing in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood, he has also called Madison, Washington, D.C., and Berlin home. He holds a bachelors degree in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has played drums and bass in a bunch of bands.


EPISODE ARCHIVE

1. Aretha Franklin "Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)" (1968)
2. Mel Torme "Comin' Home Baby" (1962)
3. Fela Kuti "Lover" (1969)
4. Os Mutantes "A Minha Menina" (1968)
5. Bob Dylan "She Belongs To Me" (1965)
6. Love "You Set The Scene" (1967)
7. Donovan "Oh Gosh" (1967)
8. Margo Guryan "Sunday Morning" (1968)
9. Ferrante & Teicher "Midnight Cowboy" (1969)
10. Lee Dorsey "Get Out Of My Life, Woman" (1966)
11. Mable John "Your Good Thing (Is About To End)" (1966)
12. The Rolling Stones "Monkey Man" (1968)
13. Neil Young "The Loner" (1968)
14. The Kinks "Sunny Afternoon" (1966)
15. Henry Mancini "Experiment In Terror" (1967)


1. Segio Mendes and Brazil '66 "Mas Que Nada"
2. The Beatles "Lovely Rita" (1967)
3. Traffic "Feelin' Alright" (1968)
4. Fairport Convention "Tale in Hard Time"
5. Nina Simone "In the Dark" (1967) 
6. Koko Taylor "Fire" (1968) 
7. The Bar-Kays "Soul Finger" (1967)
8. James Brown "Mother Popcorn" (1969) 
9. Donald Byrd "Cantaloupe Island" (1964) 
10. Francoise Hardy "Comment te dire adieu" (1968)
11. The Velvet Underground "Sunday Morning" (1967) 
12. Pink Floyd "See Emily Play" (1967)
13. Buffalo Springfield "Bluebird" (1967) 
14. The Rolling Stones "Lady Jane" (1966)
15. Cal Tjader "Soul Sauce" (1964)