Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 251: Jim Van Horne Kicks Out the Jams!

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 251In this 251st episode, Mike and Jim Van Horne play and discuss his ten favourite songs. This episode is exactly 59:05.

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Glad to see JMHorne Cancer free. Still recuperating as sounded with his voice.
Great songs from my time - 60's-70's & others. Gotta check out Greg Holden The Lost Boy.
Cheryl must be proud that Bob Segar made his list with Bob Segar System B4 Silver Bullet band. You probably don't even know his song - Rambin' Gambin' Man.

@ Mike I met JVH at a function many years ago & he & I music tastes are very similar as only talked about his time as Dj on Chum.
Great Podcast & again keep it up.

July 13, 2017 @ 7:31 PM

Javed Jafri

and even before The Bob Seger System there was Bob Seger and the Last Heard and they had some regional success:

July 13, 2017 @ 7:58 PM


more from Bob Seger and The Last Heard. This song stayed in his sets for a long time. "Heavy Music" was apparently in the top 80 in Canada and at 103 in Billboard before the record label Cameo/Parkway went under:

July 13, 2017 @ 8:09 PM


@ Cheryl

You probably don't about Bob Seger in the late 60's early 70's. Since he's your favorite you should.
Great podcast with JMH & great selections of music. Surprised with Chum as DJ no Beatles, Stones or Led Zepp.

July 13, 2017 @ 9:10 PM


This guy is a legend.

This series is spectacular.

Thank you!

July 13, 2017 @ 9:45 PM


Sorry, 'a' is me.

July 13, 2017 @ 9:56 PM

Javed Jafri

Am behind in listening to the Kick Out the Jams and this was the first I have listened to since Mark H. Great listen. Nice to hear Little Girl by The Syndicate of Sound. Perfect garage rock and was good enough to be covered by Stiv Bators and The Dead Boys on "Young, Loud and Snotty during the first punk wave ( well actually second if you count the garage bands of the 60's as such).

Regarding Sail on Sailor by the Beach Boys. The tune was co-written by Brian Wilson. Blondie Chaplin sings the lead and he was one of two South Africans that was a a full fledged member of the group on three albums. He was a member of the Rolling Stones touring band for a few years and toured with later incarnations of The Band. The other South African Beach Boy was Ricky Fataar who was also a member of The Beatles parody group The Rutles along with Eric Idle. Agree with Jim VH when he says that Add Some Music to Your Day ( from the Album Sunflower) would have been another great track to play by the Beach Boys.

July 14, 2017 @ 1:08 AM

Javed Jafri

Jim VH mentioned that his exposure to certain tracks has been via TV shows/Movies and he said that for the JJ Grey and Mofro track. The shame is that Toronto does not have a radio station with a Triple A format where we could hear say vintage Otis Redding along with the Ramones.

One great Soul/Blues number I discovered through American Triple A radio a few years ago was Sugarfoot by Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears. Not good that we have to depend on TV and movies to hear:

July 14, 2017 @ 11:09 AM

Urooj Islam

Jim Van Horne is slowly turning into Bob Elliot.

July 14, 2017 @ 4:38 PM

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@Urooj Islam

Two of the best!

July 14, 2017 @ 4:42 PM


Best Kick Out The Jams episode yet!! I can't believe how jam-packed and tight this episode
was and all in under an hour's running time! However, two things: #1. Diesel's Sausalito
Summer Nights is definitely one of the greatest one hit wonders of all time and #2. Said song's
singer sounds far more like Steve Miller than he does "Weird Al."

July 14, 2017 @ 6:02 PM


Excellent again, great series. Could really hear the passion and excitement in his voice. Picked up the Mofro track (I may have to make a TO Mike KOTJ playlist of all the tracks I add to my iTunes if this series continues- can you get an affiliate link, get that .01 cent kickback?).
I didn't hear any Miller- it was too pop for Miller. All I could hear is Weird Al after he mentioned it. The last few years I've discovered a lot of music through TV and film, it seems to be thing now (particularly in TV) to match a song to a scene.

July 14, 2017 @ 6:58 PM


Enjoying this episode.

Props to Jim for picking Rambling gambling man just like another handsome fellow listener ;) (ain't afraid to look a girl in the eye...great line)

Also, He said Wilson picket never did anything other than Mustang Sally...

Land of 1000 dances was KILLER... One of Muscle Shoals finest recordings

July 15, 2017 @ 10:43 AM

James Edgar

Wow these things get better and better. Great list of music , Peaceful Easy feeling is one of the first songs i learnt to play on guitar when I finally started a few years ago, one of my riding friends is in a part-time country band and we would jam that all time when i still lived in the east end.

July 15, 2017 @ 2:26 PM


One point of correction to what was mentioned the podcast. Mike Love and not Al Jardine was the Wilson cousin and as the title of a Beach Boys songs goes, Mike has often been dubbed the Villain to Brian being the Hero. The dichotomy has also been labeled as the creative versus the commercial side and the stoners versus the straights back in the 1970's "heroes and villains just see what you have done."

July 16, 2017 @ 3:45 PM

Javed Jafri

Forgot to put my name in and it showed up as Anonymous.

July 16, 2017 @ 3:50 PM

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