*The track from this famous group was inspired by an affair one of the band members had with the band's lighting director. To avoid a flare-up, she told her then husband that the song was about her dog. The song was described by Casey Kasem as 'an emotional biography of the love lives of all five band members. Name the band and extra credit if you can guess the song...
*Folk singer Tim Hardin wrote and performed this song at Woodstock and it is covered by another extremely popular pop/rock artist. The song is about a relationship with a girl who is a straight-faced liar...but he still can't get over her. Our hero knows if he just gives her a chance..she'll prove she's not that kind of person. He has his reasons. Name the covering artist and song from 1971...
*The famous singer/songwriter Jackson Browne claims that this track is one of his most personal songs. There was one phrase that he came up with it and he used that phrase to create the song. The track plays in the movie 'Taxi Driver' with Robert DeNiro...
*This singer/songwriter's track was inspired by Roy Orbison's 'Only the Lonely'. The artist said when he first heard Orbison...it was magic. He had sarcastic and adventurous songs and great arrangement, and then that beautiful, almost operatic voice. The song maintains the 'Lonely' theme. Name the artist and song...
Battle Of The Bands!
The Weight by The Band vs Oh Atlanta by Little Feat
1.You Make Loving Fun by Fleetwood Mac 2. Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart
3. Late for the Sky 4. You’re Only Lonely by J. D. Souther
The Band won the Battle by a single vote
Since many of our listeners are in the most vulnerable age range it seems fair that a certain amount of anxiety is on our minds. I have observed that nearly everyone I have seen are taking the precautions seriously. Paramount among the actions is staying at home except for limited trips for groceries or medicines. Big Canoe normally has a wealth of opportunities to join with other residents for activities, meetings, entertainment, clubs, etc. With few exceptions, these have all been shut down in response to the virus threat.
So how do we cope with this sudden change in our lifestyles? One option is to follow every gut-wrenching report from the front lines of the crisis. This will certainly amplify our fears and anxieties.
Another option is to imagine how you will feel when the crisis is over. Will you look back and be proud of the way you handled yourself during these turbulent times? Did I do what I could to protect my family, friends and neighbors from the spread of the virus? Did I use this time to enrich myself personally?
Some suggestions include :
To illustrate the power of music we can look to recent reports from Chicago, a city under stay-at-home orders. People scattered throughout the Chicago metro area belted out Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer” at 7 pm on Saturday night, standing at windows, in yards and on balconies in freezing weather. A radio station played the song at the designated time set by a Facebook Event that attracted some 20,000 people.
While “Livin’ On A Prayer” is not considered a great song, it is a good universal anthem song that people will sing along. One participant said the sing-along was a “beautiful way to join together and share a brief moment of happiness in unity”.
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*Eddie Holland of the famous songwriting team of Holland-Dozier-Holland made the original recording of this song in 1964. Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers recalled, I had been a fan of that song since it came out somewhere in the 60's. I just loved that song. His constant lobbying to get the band to perform a cover of the track actually happened in 1975. Name the song
*Gregg Allman played this song on one of Duane's old guitars at Duane's funeral in 1971. Gregg said it was his brother's favorite song he ever wrote. While it was never a big hit in the US...it has endured exceptionally well over time...Name the song
*This artist was an orderly at Colbert County Hospital in the daytime and sang with a local band, The Esquires Combo at night. On one such night, he was so distraught with a broken relationship, he stopped in the middle of a song and asked his band if they could play a slow blues backing...any key, their choice...to which he could sing. After a quick conference, the band started to play and the singer vented for about 6 minutes. The song was later recorded in famous Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Name the artist and the song.
*Women did get the right to vote in England until 1918 and until 1920 in the U.S. The term used to describe the movement became the title of a song by this artist, who wrote it, but actually offered the song to another band, Mott The Hoople...who passed on it. Name the artist and the song
Battle Of The Bands!
Hitch A Ride by Boston vs Eldorado by Electric Light Orchestra
1.Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While) 2. Melissa
3. Percy Sledge When A Man Loves A Woman 4. David Bowie Suffragette City
Boston won the Battle with 60% of the votes
*Despite rumors to the contrary, this artist's song is not about his actual 'little sister', but is slang for 'girlfriend'. He is actually singing about a woman he loves marrying someone else while he still loves her. For the record, this artist actually did have a sister. Name the artist and the song.
*The album by this group in 1973 sold about 40 Million copies and holds an unassailable record for most weeks on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 889 (last it was checked). Formed in England in 1965, the album vaulted the band to superstar status. Name the band and the album.
*The year this artist's extremely popular album released, he appeared on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. trading in his band at least for the evening to play with the Tonight Show band. The 'duet' performance (male and female) inspired Carson to invite them back the following month to perform 2 songs. Who were the artists?
*A great album released in 1968 got this group started, but was actually the only album recorded with that particular lineup. While the band almost broke up after that album with the departure of some key members, they actually went on a quite successful run. The song we'll play did not get released as a single, but got substantial play on progressive rock stations. The song was also a split tribute to Otis Redding and James Brown. Name the band, the album and the song.
Battle Of The Bands!
I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better by The Byrds vs The Horse With No Name by America
1. White Wedding by Billy Idol 2. Pink Floyd Album Dark Side Of The Moon
3. Lyle Lovett and Francine Reed 4. Blood, Sweat & Tears, Child Is Father To The Man, I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know
The Battle chose America over the Byrds with 56% of the votes
*If you didn't know it, the hardest working man in show business, James Brown, was also an accomplished producer. He produced and recorded a song for Yvonne Fair, one of his backup singers in 1962. And just 2 years later, he changed the title and tune a bit and recorded a classic, iconic version himself. What was the song?
*This great American duo struggled with their newfound fame back in the 80's, as they preferred privacy and more or less being "the strangers at any party". And these feelings came with a sense of alienation as they played to the masses. By 1983, they were darlings of MTV and 5, #1 hits to their credit. The song we'll play is their motivation for keeping their core identity with the masses wanting more. Name the artists and the song.
*A great 60's-70's band released a great, very popular song of theirs that told the tale of a government agent and a femme fatale. It also contains one of the classic indecipherable lyrics in rock history....Who was the band and what was the song? (Hint...had something to do with being 5'9")
*This band gave us a very cool collection of songs in their 1979 album. One song is about a guy who thinks he's really cool, but it seems that he's the only one who thinks that. Implied is the fact that our hero avoids getting home because when he's on the road, he has more moments of being alone with his dreams...where he is a superstar...Name the band and the song
Battle Of The Bands!
Cold by Annie Lennox vs Show Me by The Pretenders
1.I Got You (I Feel Good) 2. Say It Isn’t So by Hall & Oates
3. Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress) by The Hollies 4. Take the Long Way Home by Supertramp
The Battle Ended Up in Our First Tie with the Largest Vote Total Yet
*The Rolling Stones first recorded this song in 1977, even doing a take with a reggae beat...but didn't like the result. They shelved it for 4 years until they needed an additional song for their next album, Tattoo You. It took them 38 takes to get this track ready for inclusion on the album. Any guesses as to which song it is?
*A 1988 Cinemax television special originally broadcast in early 1988, starred this triple HOF inductee. Other special guests appeared, Bruce Springsteen and K.D. Lang to name just 2. The special was filmed entirely in black and white. We'll play a great track from it. Who was the artist?
*From this Texas rocker's first professional stage appearance in 1957 to his most recent national tour in 2018, this artist has singles that have reached both the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Country Charts. Oh, throw in the fact that 4 of his albums have been Number 1 on the Blues chart. He is now 79 years young. Who is he?
*Iggy Pop wrote a track with David Bowie and Iggy's version was the first recording of it in 1977. Bowie's version, to no one's surprise, became an absolute commercial success in 1983. Name the song.
Battle Of The Bands!
Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan vs Whenever God Shines His Light by Van Morrison
1.Start Me Up 2. Roy Orbison
3. Delbert McClinton 4. China Girl
Van Morrison won the Battle with 53% of the votes