*Django Reinhardt was a 1930's Jazz musician that lost 2 fingers in a fire...ouch. A huge fan of his was in a great southern band in the early 70's who composed a song in his honor...one that could be played on the guitar with 2 fingers in honor of Reinhardt's style. The track is an instrumental...because some songs simply don't need lyrics when the lead guitar does all the talking and singing...strong enough to stand on its own. Tough one here maybe...but name the band, the band member composer and extra credit for the name of the song...
*This iconic song is the first track on this artist's fateful album which sold 4,000,000 copies and hit #1 on the charts, all tragically after the artist had passed away. The year was 1971, but the artist gave us a sneak preview of this most excellent song while appearing on the Dick Cavett Show in September of 1970. The album would go on to hit Rolling Stone's list of 500 greatest albums of all time...at #122. Name the artist, the album...extra credit for the name of the song...
*We'll play a song from 1968 that was generally about how everyone is essentially the same, regardless of race or background. This band came by the song and that claim honestly with their mash-up of musical styles, band members of different genders and ethnic backgrounds. The song also takes some inspiration from Mother Goose, adding a twist to the traditional nursery rhyme "rub-a-dub-dub/" You remember the 3 men in the tub....don't ya? Name the band and extra credit for the name of the track...
*Sometimes a song strikes you from the very first time you ever heard it...this one qualifies. This song was co-written by 2 members of a supergroup back in the late 60's and one of those writers just knew it would be a big hit. He played it for both Booker T. Jones and Otis Redding at Atlantic Studios and they both readily agreed. A timeless classic that perhaps was overplayed (Yes, that is possible), but when you hear it...simply go back to when you heard it for the very first time. That opportunity would have been in 1967. You'll enjoy it so very much more. Name the band, the co-writers and the name of the track...
Battle Of The Bands!
Roadhouse Blues by The Doors vs The Weight by The Band
1. Allman Brothers, Dicky Betts, Jessica
2. Janis Joplin, Pearl, Move Over
3. Sly & the Family Stone, Everyday People
4. Cream, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton, Sunshine Of Your Love
The Band were the winners with a whopping 60% of votes
* Perhaps a lesser known fact about this artist is that he has been flying for over 30 years now. His love for it started when a friend of his in college (at Southern Mississippi) introduced him to it. Of course, money can be tight in one's college days and flying is not cheap. But money became an 'non-issue' and he became a pilot on top of his musical exploits. Name the artist...
*Many artists deal in 'hypotheticals' in their lyrics. Take John Lennon's Imagine as one of the most notable of our lifetime. The artist that we'll play ponders what it would be like with no wars, no armies and children smiling with unlimited happiness. What if tomorrow, everyone was your friend? Name the artist who longs for such utopian situations and oh...extra credit for the name of the track. If not..we'll share it this evening...
*Peter Tosh was a co-writer of a song playing later today. He and his co-writer wrote this song, very much influenced by their upbringing in Jamaica, a place they had to fight for respect and acceptance. The music is based on the song, 'Slippin Into Darkness' by War. Name the other co-writer and extra credit for the name of the track from 1973,,,
*This artist got the idea for a song from a road sign he saw just north of Phoenix, Arizona. The road in question intersects 1-17 and leads to a small community north of Phoenix. There is also a woman in the song who was the artist's girlfriend when he was a mere 22 years of age. Her name was Ann. Name the artist, and extra credit for the name of the track...
Battle Of The Bands!
Not Alone Anymore by Traveling Wilburys vs Wrong Number by Doobie Brothers
1. Jimmy Buffett
2. John Fogerty, Don’t You Wish It Was True
3. Bob Marley, Get Up, Stand Up
4. Gordon Lightfoot, Carefree Highway
Doobie Brothers were the winners with a single vote margin
*They say that dogs can hear sounds that humans cannot. The prolific songwriter for this band was always reaching for something, some aural effect, that was imperceptible to all but him. Considered a musical genius, he wrote a song in 1966 that had a title change prior to its release because the artist was skittish about invoking the divine. He was convinced to do it regardless of his initial feelings. He replaced the name 'Fred' with 'God'. Name the band, the songwriter and the song...
*Dave Loggins wrote a ballad that became a top 20 hit for this band back in 1972. Loggins was the first one to record the song, but this band's version was by far, the most successful of the two recordings. Two of the band's members left the recording location in London prior to the completion of the album and this was one of two tracks that did not feature all three of the band's vocalists. Name the band and extra credit for the song title...
*We'll play a track from a great artist who appeared on some of the most acclaimed recordings in music history, including The Spencer Davis Group's, Gimme Some Lovin', George Harrison's All Things Must Pass album, The Rolling Stone's, 'Street Fighting Man and Jimi Hendrix's classic, 'All Along The Watchtower'. We'll play this artist's first charting single from 1970, a song that was also recorded by Delaney & Bonnie a year later. Name the artist and the name of the song...
*Back in 1969, this band carried a name contrary to the entire anti-Vietnam movement. But the band's mission was to spread a message of brotherhood and harmony. Their weapons were their instruments and voices. The title track from their 4th studio album would become their first single and first gold hit. Name the band and extra credit for the song title...
Battle Of The Bands!
Running on Empty by Jackson Browne vs In The City by Joe Walsh (Eagles)
1. Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, God Only Knows
2. Three Dog Night, Pieces Of April
3. Dave Mason, Only You Know And I Know
4. War, All Day Music
Joe Walsh was the winner with a solid 55% of votes
*Sheryl Goddard is a dancer who was born in 1957, a profession she remains active in even today. She has also been married to an artist for over 40 years. That artist, Vincent Damon Furnier, is better known by his stage name.
He'll be singing the cover of a great song...a kind of tribute to his wife. Name the artist and extra credit for the name of the song...
*We'll enjoy a track first recorded by a R&B group in 1967 by the name of Soul Brothers Six. The version we'll enjoy comes from a band from the Midwest that listened to a station (call letters WAMM) that played R&B, gospel and soul music, primarily from black artists. The drummer of this band (a great 70's kind of band) got the rest of the band pumped up to record it after hearing it on WAMM. It kind of became the group's go-to sing along song whenever they'd take long car rides. They made it a huge hit. Name the band that recorded it in 1975 and extra credit for the name of the track...
*A great artist who was born in 1938, passed away in 2013. His style was a loose, cross-genre mix of blues, rockabilly, country and jazz influences. By the year 1970, he was very frustrated with the music business as he had not caught a break, but along comes this great British artist who recorded a great track that was written by the man who would become his great friend and future collaborator. The recording of one of the artist's songs was the break he needed to sustain a very comfortable musical career going forward. So much to guess here. Name the artist, the musician who recorded the song that put him on the map and extra credit for the name of the song. While we won't be playing that particular song...we'll play a collaboration between the two...most excellent...
*We'll play a song by a band that had major success and considerable problems that led to a shakeup of personnel. A great album in 1977 clearly had the group on a roll, but the success was met with an ultimate downside. The band's founder and leader took a break from the band's next album in 1979 to start performing solo gigs and it was during that period he had a fatal heart attack. The band reeling...disbanded. We'll go to a track from the re-formed band. Name the band and the fallen member...
Battle Of The Bands!
Old Man by Neil Young vs No Time by Guess Who
1. Alice Cooper, Pretty Ballerina (cover of Left Banke song)
2. Grand Funk Railroad, Some Kind of Wonderful
3. J. J. Cale, Eric Clapton, After Midnight, played River Runs Deep
4. Little Feat, Lowell George
Guess Who was the winner with a solid 55% of votes