* Doors guitarist, Robby Krieger wrote this track about the numerous times his girlfriend, and later wife, threatened to leave him. Lots of slamming doors in their relationship. The title of the track came from a phrase the legendary Duke Ellington popularized during his concerts. And while The Doors didn't have a bass player, they enlisted Jerry Scheff from Elvis Presley for this one. Name the tune
*This artist was very much a critic of his own singing voice, but he actually had a great voice that he eventually got comfortable flexing, as he covered different genres. Some of his ballads and blues tracks always sounded convincing when performing them. Name the artist.
*A great rock band was formed by a singer/songwriter, lead vocalist, guitarist and a keyboardist, vocalist, way back in 1969 in Los Angeles. The band survived 10 years before being broken up by one of the founders due to creative differences. As it turns out, he broke up the band shortly before his death. Surviving members re-formed in 1987. Name the two founders and the band.
*This artist was dating a movie star in the 70's and they went out with some friends to a posh L.A. restaurant. In the middle of the meal, the artist leaned over to his date and whispered...'I wrote a song for you.' No one really took notice as he sang the song softly to her as she started to cry. That is her story...but the artist has a far less romantic version, claiming the track is about a lot more than just women...including a love of soccer and Scotland and perhaps even his parents. Name the artist, the track and extra credit for his date's name...
Battle Of The Bands!
Blue Sky by Allman Brothers Band vs Call Me The Breeze by Lynyrd Skynyrd
1. Love Her Madly 2. Eric Clapton
3. Little Feat, Lowell George & Bill Payne 4. Rod Stewart, You’re In My Heart,
Listeners picked Lynyrd Skynyrd with a narrow margin with 51% of the votes
Greetings From Inside The Gates Radio. I asked a number of our station listeners for their opinions about Inside The Gates Radio and thought you may enjoy their comments. I have not edited any of their input. As these are folks I know, there are a number of comments about my live show in particular. Shiraz Alikhan and Dinnis Keefe have excellent shows and faithful listeners as well, but I wanted to share the following kind words to give you all a perspective of Inside The Gates Radio. Perhaps...just maybe...it will inspire you to listen to your community radio station just a bit more. Of course, if you haven't taken the opportunity to listen...please do so.
Deb Boardley, Toledo, Ohio
Early last summer, 2019 BC (Before Coronavirus), a few of my music loving friends had just returned from Jazz Fest and they were talking about listening to Inside the Gates Radio. That Sunday night I tuned in and was so impressed with the music and Craig Looney's knowledge and insights about music. I have been a "regular" since then. I love the live show, and also frequently listen to the streaming music throughout the week.
There are a couple of reasons I enjoy the station. This is the music I have enjoyed my whole life. But ITG is so special because it is not the "same old, same old". I often find myself listening to a favorite artist, but realizing that I never heard "that song". It is GREAT and I wonder how I missed "that song". I also enjoy the song quizzes - and learn fun facts every week. Finally, the live shows are so much fun because it is a shared experience. I do know the Toledo crowd - but hearing names of people tuning in from Big Canoe, Chicago, DC, Nevada, West VA and NE Ohio, etc., it feels like kindred spirits - connecting through music. It is far better than when I took my portable radio to the pool!
Thanks so much for ITG! It is a gem!
Ben Godwin, Big Canoe
Inside the Gates Radio is my go to station for music while I am working, reading, or relaxing. On Sunday nights we enjoy listening to Looney’s Tunes as we have a cocktail and make dinner. Craig’s selection of artists and some of their lesser known tunes make for an entertaining evening with a mix of familiar and new music. We are looking forward to a great summer with music from Inside the Gates Radio!
Tim Hanofee, Big Canoe
Like many or most of the ITG listeners, I grew up listening to the music LooneyMan and the other “jocks” play for us.
The diversity, the history, the back stories provided in the Live shows brings back wonderful memories and offers us the opportunity to drift back to our youth. The ITG music is always phenomenal, the live shows are sublime!
Lisa Keating and Phil Odenweller, Hendersonville, NC
Our introduction to Craig's show was an eye-opener from the get go and continues to be so! We look forward to settling in on Sunday evenings for a blast from the past and an entree to new artists. We are so fortunate to have this opportunity and we take full advantage of it! Kudos to Inside the Gates Radio!
Dale, Cherie and Wrigley Hood, Big Canoe
Let me just say, that it is a breath of fresh air to be able to relax and enjoy music and songs from artists that you would otherwise never hear because radio stations tend to only play what are considered to be the hit songs they recorded. Kudos to our Inside The Gates radio station for introducing these great songs to its listeners as well as artists and musicians that we are hearing for maybe the first time. Keep Rocking Inside The Gates!
Pud and Deenie Ritter, Las Vegas, Nevada
A New Sunday Tradition in our household is listening to Looney’s Tunes on ITG Radio. The songs played and the historical commentary by Craig Looney bring back memories of times past but not forgotten. Tell all your friends to tune in to be completely entertained, they won’t be disappointed.
Sara Bennett...Lawrenceville, Georgia
How do I love thee ITG....
1. Great music
2. Great music
3. Great music
4. No commercials
5. Awesome live shows
6. Awesome live shows
7. On the air 24/7
8. Every time I listen to a live show, I learn something new about the artists.
9. It's so great I tell everyone to listen!
10. Did I mention GREAT MUSIC???
Terry Nicholson...Big Canoe
Hello, my name is Terry Nicholson, a resident here in Big Canoe, GA. Retired, I spend a tremendous number of hours each week in my woodworker’s shop constructing various items for friends, family, myself and other that request custom made products. I must admit, I was, and still am a fan of Pandora, which helps pass the time between saws, planes, sander and other noise making apparatus. When Craig and the team first opened up “Inside The Gates Radio”, I split my listening pleasures between Pandora and ITGR, but gradually moved more and more towards ITGR for a number of reasons. The variety of artist, songs, and music exceeds the expectations I was after. Also, I get to hear the “shout-outs” from my friends and neighbors, not to mention my own, which totally impresses my grandchildren to hear their BABA on the radio. I totally endorse and recommend Inside The Gates Radio to anyone that wants to hear great music, whether working, exercising, relaxing.
Rick Kanfer...Dunwoody, Georgia
ITGR...“The radio station that drives emotions”
By combining a unique collection of Rock, Blues, and Jazz from many different eras, with a heavy concentration of VERY deep tracks, Inside The Gates Radio truly brings you an emotional experience. That’s what I like the most about ITGR -
it's not something to be played in the background while you read or play spades, rather it's positively foreground. You need to focus so you can derive the most pleasure, the most enjoyment. ITGR makes you feel you're not alone in this crazy world. It amps up your energy and eliminates your depression. It is truly soul-fulfillment.
Please visit our website www.insidethegatesradio.com and go to the 'FAQ' link on the home page to get precise instructions on how to connect with us. Inside The Gates Radio from beautiful Big Canoe!
* Back in the 60's there were a couple of wandering saxophone players doing whatever was trendy in order to make a living as musicians. They played surf rock, acoustic folk and backup for The Coasters, Sonny & Cher and The Righteous Brothers at various times. Enter the British invasion and these guys had formed an American band called The Crosswind Singers, but they renamed themselves to pass as British singers. Their 1st single with the new group name was a Bob Dylan song. Name the band and extra credit for the two artist's names.
*This artist wrote a song for his band with a reference to a zip code from the return address of a female fan, who happened to be in the Indianapolis area. Wondering if the fan ever made the connection when hearing the track. Name the artist, the band and extra credit for the name of the song.
*Following the release of this band's final album and a grueling 15 month tour of Europe, North America and Australia, this artist quietly dissolved the group in 1992. Why end something so successful? It took this artist almost 2 years to recover some peace and a grip on reality before launching into a solo career. We'll get into his 1st solo album in 1996. Name the band and the artist.
*This artist was and always will be a Nashville, National and International treasure. His fan base felt like they lost a family member at his recent passing. His fans are also pretty generally known as the kind of people who played his music for other people. The vibe, the music, the lyrics...the complete package. Name the artist.
Battle Of The Bands!
A Song For You by Leon Russell vs Delta Lady by Joe Cocker
1. Turtles, Howard Kaylan & Mark Volman 2. Burton Cummings, The Guess Who, Sour Suite 3. Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler 4. John Prine
Listeners picked Joe Cocker with nearly 53% of the votes
* This excellent band found great popularity during the late 60's pleasing everyone from teenagers to club goers. They also took the 'in' thing of costumes or matching suits to another level. One of the band members came to a rehearsal session wearing knickers as a joke...but that inspired the group to choose a schoolboy type look...knickers, knee socks, caps, butterfly collars and child sized-ties. Name the band..
*This band core group of well-known musicians took some time maturing as they went through no less than 10 different personnel changes to get to the best known lineup. In fact in 1971, the band's guitarist disappeared before a show the band was set to play in LA and didn't turn up for days. The reason? He had joined a Children of God cult and didn't want to rejoin the band. Name the band and extra credit if you know the guitarist...
*Manfred Mann vocalist, Mike D'abo wrote one of the songs we'll play tonight about the futility of fashion and irrelevance of outward appearances in 1967. It was 1st recorded by an artist by the name of Chris Farlowe in 1967, but a then little known rock star covered it on his 1970 debut album. Name the artist who today has 30 studio albums and 22 compilation albums. Extra credit if you know the name of the song...
*This popular artist released his 4th solo studio album in 2000. He had help as no less than 42 artists contributed to the various tracks, many of them some of the very best session musicians available. But he also got some notable name players to join him including Stevie Wonder, Randy Newman, Glenn Frey and even Randy Jackson. Name the artist...
Battle Of The Bands!
The Other Guy by Little River Band vs When It All Began by Poco
1. Rascals 2. Fleetwood Mac, Jeremy Spencer 3. Rod Stewart, Handbags and Gladrags 4. Don Henley
Listeners picked Poco with nearly 54% of the votes
* This great band actually modified the group's name a bit for their album (their 13th) that we'll dip into today. They felt compelled to do a slight modification in response to all of the tribute and imitation bands who repeatedly used the band promoting their own tours. Name the band.
*This exceptional artist has had a full life and most rewarding music career. A most interesting personal life that involves 3 marriages and 4 children...living split between South Africa and London currently. Has been plagued by severe pain from a 10 year old spinal surgery that has grown worse each year. Name the 65 year old artist.
*A member of Earth, Wind and Fire decided to put together a solo album in 1984. He sought a well-known vocal contributor at the time to team up with him and together they released the album containing the song we'll enjoy this evening...one that became a huge hit. The track is about a captivating woman who cannot be tamed (their words, not mine). The vocal contributor also produced the album. Name the artist who made the album, the artist he enlisted to join in and also produce the album...extra credit for the name of the track...
*This rock legend and band have been together 40+ years...that's ZZ Top-ish in terms of longevity. Has been nominated for 7 Grammy Awards, but garnered only 1. He's written music for other bands including the Eagles.
Two words are recurring regularly in his incredible repertoire of songs. One is 'night'. The other??? Name the artist and extra credit if you can guess the other word..
Battle Of The Bands!
Hurt’s So Bad by Linda Ronstadt vs Help Me by Joni Mitchell
1. ELO Electric Light Orchestra 2. Annie Lennox 3. Philip Bailey, Phil Collins, Easy Lover 4. . Bob Seger Rock
Listeners picked Joni Mitchell with 53% of the votes
By MIKE PODSEDLY Published in Smoke Signals August 2020
Last month I discussed the phenomenon that certain music creates vivid memories of our personal life events. But what about the rest of the music that we like to listen to? A key motive for listening to music is to influence one’s emotions. This is precisely what the Inside The Gates Radio team has tried to create and with some outstanding feedback from our listeners...we believe we are on the right track.
You don’t need to be a professional musician to feel the positive, transformative effects of music. A recent global survey by consumer electronics company Sonos interviewed 12,000 people across 12 countries and found that listening is essential to human happiness, and that music might be the key to reducing stress, improving productivity and being healthier.
More than half (54 per cent) of respondents said that music had made them either laugh or cry unexpectedly, and three out of four respondents said they listened to music to reduce stress. Another 52 per cent said they were happier when listening to a favorite song, and that music helps boost their mood at work (58 per cent). If you have ever listened to music and found yourself in tears, or sensed that something has shifted inside of you, it’s because that piece of music has resonated with you.
The Sonos-led study reflected this – one in three respondents said they used music to help them think of new ideas when they were stuck and that it inspired them to do great work. And the fitness-focused know that fast-paced music can have a direct link to performance, with 81 per cent of respondents saying they used music to help them meet their fitness goals.
“Music has a huge power to transform our lives in many different ways. One of the key things is emotions – it helps us express ourselves, often things we are not able to express with words. And it helps us reduce stress. We all need that,” music therapist Esther Wong says.
Music has a variety of noises and factors that can have you experiencing any of these moods and much more. Music has a practically limitless number of moods. The cerebellum is highly activated by our favorite songs, triggering increased blood flow to the legs. This may be part of why dance is so closely associated with nearly every genre of music. The region of the brain most impacted by almost every type of music in the world is also the area that makes us want to move, even if this is just tapping our feet or bobbing our heads. Listeners to our live shows have expressed that they do indeed dance and sing along to the music.
With the explosion of personal speaker and headphone products, listening to music is a much more private experience than ever before. Access to music has never been easier due to streaming. Rock music with its wide range of sounds has actually been shown to have a hugely positive impact among listeners. Researchers have observed that sad music acts as a kind of catharsis for sad listeners, which explains why we are drawn to the genre when we're feeling blue. Many people make thoughtful choices when selecting a song, artist or genre to suit certain moods and situations. Inside The Gates Radio has simplified your choices by having a cache of the best rock music ever recorded. All these tunes have been thoughtfully assembled and are available with a mere click.
In sum, music is capable of rousing both emotional and physiological responses. Music even works more rapidly and intensely upon the mind than any art, because it requires so little conscious reflection.
Inside The Gates Radio is generally associated with Rock music as a quick descriptor of the music played. The content of the station’s library is a bit more complex and eclectic. The sub-genres experienced while listening to the song rotation at any given time can include Hard and Soft Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Swamp Rock, Pop Rock, Country Rock and even Jazzy Rock. All this is available without any effort by the listener.
Please visit our website insidethegatesradio.com for information about connecting options, download apps, live show schedules and station news. Send us an email to ITGRadio@bigcanoepoa.org to express your questions, comments or suggestions.
* This artist is a tall, glam, accomplished piano player, born in Texas and made a career in dance halls and roadhouses of the Gulf South. She coined a phrase about her music that kind of eloquently sums her boogie-woogie, two-step music vibe...."If you can't make 'em dance...money will become a space problem!" Name the artist...
*The two artists forming this duo recorded 7 albums together from 1972 to 1977. One of them was born in the state of Washington, the other in California. One was part of Buffalo Springfield, the other, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Name the artists...extra credit for which one was born in each state and which band they were in...
*This great rock band also came together after members enjoyed stints with other name bands. A couple of members came from the band, Free. Another came from King Crimson. Another from Mott The Hoople.
Name the band. and extra credit if you know the band members and their previous groups.
*This artist road-tested her songs in her father's taxi cab. She wanted to recapture the atmosphere in which most people would listen to her music. She would cut CD's and play it in the cab because she wanted to know how most people would hear her music, which would not always be through professional studio systems.
Name the artist...
Battle Of The Bands!
Only The Lonely by Roy Orbison vs The Song is Everybody’s Talkin’ by Harry Nilsson
1. Marcia Ball 2. Kenny Loggins born in Washington, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; Jim Messina born in California, Buffalo Springfield 3. Formed in 1973, the British hard rock outfit Bad Company was a supergroup comprising ex-King Crimson bassist Boz Burrell, former Mott the Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs, and singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke, both previous members of Free. 4. Amy Winehouse
Listeners picked Roy Orbison with 51% of the votes