*We'll play a song about a guy who is so distraught over his crumbling relationship that he asks his girl to basically tell him lies so he can believe everything will be as it was. The artist admitted he was actually too young to truly appreciate the situation of which he sang about. Name the artist, the song and extra credit if you know his age at the time he recorded the track...
*This artist, a triple Hall Of Fame inductee...Rock and Roll HOF, Nashville Songwriters HOF and Songwriters HOF recorded a 1988 Cinemax television special with his backing band and special guests that included Bruce Springsteen, k.d. lang and others. Name the artist and the unique aspect of the recording...
*This guitar virtuoso had over 50 albums to his credit, including more than a few collaborative efforts, including this one from 1990. He teamed up with another great guitarist and admitted it had a rejuvenating influence on him. The 'country' roots of both artists played out quite nicely...
Name the artist with over 50 albums to his credit and his collaborating partner for this album and track...
*This guitarist/vocalist drew heavily on the old-fashioned country-blues style of one Robert Johnson, but keeps his sound contemporary with touches of soul and folksy storytelling. We'll dip into his 2nd album where he works with a full band while tackling several rock-based songs. The gamble paid off as this album garnered him his first Grammy Award...not bad for a young man coming out of the rough neighborhoods of Compton, California. Name the artist...
Battle Of The Bands!
Marrakesh Express by Crosby, Stills & Nash vs A Horse With No Name by America
1. Jonny Lang, Lie to Me, Age 15 2. Roy Orbison, Filmed in Black and White
3. Chet Atkins, Mark Knopfler 4. Keb’ Mo’
America won with 53% of votes
*The artist and lead singer of this band did a 1965 classic that was inspired by a pair of sisters he met at a summer camp where he was a counselor. The song was fantasy as neither sister had any interest in him, even though he taught himself the autoharp in an attempt to impress them. The song title...a question about choosing between the two. Name the artist, the band and the song...
*Jack Bruce of the band Cream wrote this song and actually recorded it for a solo album he did after Cream broke up in 1969. The producer for that album was the lead singer of a great band who then took the song and recorded it with his band a year later, a year after they played the track at the Woodstock Music Festival in 1969. Name the song, the producer and his band that recorded the song...
*Think back to 1978...If you were into the music of that year, chances are you know this track and perhaps it even conjures up memories of the summer of that year. The video for the song did and has more than 5,000,000 views. The title of the track contains the name of a thoroughfare that trips off the tongue easily while singing along. Name the song and if you name it properly, you know the artist...
*Neil Young more or less admits to raiding a band to form the group he formed and played with to record a number of huge hits. He knows he left a trail of musical destruction, but he's quite proud of the result of his band that had some outstanding hits in the late 60's, early 70's. He went on to say that his band was, 'the American Rolling Stones'. Name the band and real extra credit for the name of the band he broke up to create them....
Battle Of The Bands!
Superstition by Stevie Wonder vs Love Letter by Bonnie Raitt
1. John Sebastian, Did You Ever Have to Make up your Mind
2. Theme For An Imaginary Western, Felix Pappalardi, Mountain
3. Baker Street, Gerry Rafferty 4. Crazy Horse, Rocket
The Stevie Wonder won with 52% of votes
*There is an area near Chapel Hill, North Carolina where this artist grew up. and the song we'll play is named after it and provides a nostalgic look back into his childhood, complete with the mention of his dog, Hercules. The artist went back for a visit prior to writing the song and was less than happy about what it had become. Name the artist and song....
*This band, formed in New York City in 1965 was primarily known for 2 great songs that were hit singles. They often used what the music press referred to as 'baroque' string arrangements which led to their music being variously termed 'Bach-rock' or 'Baroque-rock'. Name the band and extra credit for naming their 2 hit tracks, one of which will play later today.
*This singer/songwriter was just 22 when this great album was released in 1970. He was more popular in the U.K. at the time, but this album vaulted him into prominence in the States as well. The artist converted to a new religion in 1977, changed names and pretty much stopped writing secular songs. Name the artist...
*This artist had a huge breakthrough album in 1976, but found it difficult to fit in during the 80's. As a result, he spent most of the 80's on sabbatical doing one album in 1980 and another in 1988. By the mid-90's many assumed he'd retired, but they were wrong. This Buckeye-state born artist spent much of his time off in music to other hobbies and interests, one of which included an enterprise in Napa Valley. Name the artist...
Battle Of The Bands!
Mr. Soul by Buffalo Springfield vs Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress by The Hollies
1. James Taylor, Copperline 2. The Left Banke, Walk Away Renee, Pretty Ballerina
3. Cat Stevens, Yusaf Islam 4. Boz Scaggs
The Hollies won convincingly with 56% of votes