Discussion in 'Forum Games' started by Notes_Norton, Mar 26, 2011.
Ghost Dance The Bright Light Social Hour
Telephone Line - Electric Light Orchestra
Bright Lights, Big City - The Animals
In A Big Country - Big Country
Thank God I'm a Country Boy - John Denver
Country Junkie - Kool & The Gang
Never got much Radio play. Radio censorship was normal in the 1970's. I played it on a college radio station late night with no problems but playing one Richard Pryor album and my career was over. I probably shouldn't have played it while i was subbing for the Classical music DJ in the afternoon.
You should have known better. I love classical music, but I know a lot of others who take these things way to seriously and have no sense of humor.
"Country Roads" - John Denver
We used to play that song on the Cruise Ships when it was popular. We'd first ask people if anyone here was from West Virginia??? Nobody would ever raise their hands, and I'd reply, "That's because nobody told them they could leave." (cue laughter at the expense of the nice people who live in WV).
Then I'd ask them to sing along and after "Almost heaven" substitute their own state, province or country. It worked well while the song was popular.
We don't do that one anymore, but it was fun in it's day.
I was an OTA DJ. Did one Dance at the College and blew out my friends speakers. I was so embarrassed...
Someting new? Try this. Better have big woofers
Going Up The Country - Canned Heat
Yep, that was different!
North To Alaska - Johnny Horton
When It's Spring Time In Alaska - Johnny Horton
"Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)" - Bob Dylan (IMHO improved by Manfred Mann)
(almost any song is improved if Dylan isn't singing it )
^^ I was thinking the same thing at the same time. Dylan went straight over my head.
John Denver, otoh, is not to be "dissed" (?) with me in the room. My favourite male artist/singer/writer, if listening to the right recordings.
You Probably Couldn't See For The Lights But You Were Staring Straight At Me - Arctic Monkeys
I guess I'm in left field with my enjoyment of Dylan's work. I like Arlo Guthrie and Neil Young too so there ya go.
Earth Angle - Penguins
Work, yes. He's a great songwriter. It's that voice though
5:15 The Angels Have Gone - David Bowie
5.15AM - Mark Knopfler
5.15 - The Who
"25 or 6 to 4" - Chicago (with fantastic guitar work by Terry Kath, the guy Henrix said "He's better than me").
I like a few of Dylan's performances, but generally I think there are other singers who can improve on his very good songwriting skills. "Tangled Up In Blue", "Knockin' On Heaven's Door", and a few others fit his styling very well, but IMHO "Mr Tambourine Man", "Quinn" and quite a few others were made better by other singers. But as a musician there is one thing I know, there is more than one right way to do music.
8:30 - Weather Report
8:15 Guess Who
Late Hours At Midnight - Elmore James
"Early In The Morning" - a blues standard by Sonny Boy Williamson I
Love Woke Me Up This Morning - Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell
I woke Up In Love This Morning - Partridge Family