Dale Hood Beautiful Noise Thursday @ 6pm
Our Inside The Gates listening audience were treated to a Beautiful Noise live show this past Thursday featuring the body’s 5 senses with Songs that highlighted the senses.
Touch (Touch Me by The Doors 2008 ),
Smell (That Smell by Lynyrd Skynyrd 2000),
Taste (Taste of Honey Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass 1965)
Sight (You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet by Bachman – Turner Overdrive 2000)
Hearing (I Heard It Through the Grapevine Marvin Gaye 1968)
Enjoyed by all that were able to tune in!
Jeff Weigl Beats Working Friday @ 4pm
Catch Bull at Four is the sixth studio album by Cat Stevens. The title is taken from one of the Ten Bulls of Zen, a series of short poems and accompanying drawings used in the Zen tradition to describe the stages of a practitioner's progress toward enlightenment.
The song I’ll Be Doggone represents three firsts for Marvin Gaye: It was his first million-selling record, his first chart-topping R&B single and his first song to be co-written by Smokey Robinson and his fellow Miracles bandmates, Pete Moore and Marv Tarplin.
The song Saturday in the Park by Chicago contains some of the most famous nonsense singing in rock: after Robert Lamm sings the line, "Singing Italian songs," he sings some made up words approximating the Italian language.
The origins of "The Little Old Lady (from Pasadena)" stem from a very popular Dodge ad campaign in southern California that launched in early 1964. Starring actress Kathryn Minner, the commercials showed the white-haired elderly lady speeding down the street driving a modified Dodge. She would stop, look out the window and say "Put a Dodge in your garage, Hon-ey!" Part of this lore was that many an elderly man who died in Pasadena would leave his widow with a powerful car that she rarely, if ever, drove. According to the story, used car salesmen would tell prospective buyers that the previous owner of a vehicle was "a little old lady from Pasadena who only drove it to church on Sundays," thus suggesting the car had little wear.
Dinnis Keefe Song Sense Saturday @ 6:30pm
SongSense is a Saturday radio show, so I always feel the responsibility to remind you, my treasured listeners, that the week is truly over, nothing more can be accomplished on a Saturday end-of-day, so it’s time to shrug off responsibilities for a while and let me step up and kick in the doors, kick out the jams and clear the decks for you!
This past Saturday I came right out of the box with Ted Nugent’s 1976, “Dog Eat Dog.” I’d forgotten just how effective the old Motor City Madman was at operating at level 11 — he could perfectly channel the thunder, grind and roar of Detroit at its peak. (I wonder what a Detroit song would sound like now…crickets and slow rust?!)
Craig Looney Looney’s Tunes Sunday @ 6:30pm
*Great crowd at the start and the number of listeners doubled within the first 30 minutes (fashionable late arrivals)
*My opening invited all listeners to check out our new video presentation now linked on the website
*My fourth song, The Temptations, My Girl, was well received with many texts indicating memories they had of the early times listening to the track.
*The Then and Later Segment was very well received as Darly Hall seems to be extremely well liked by our audience
*The Battle Of The Bands between Chicago and Blood, Sweat & Tears provided too much of a dilemma, resulting in the same folks voting for both bands (that's what 'no rules' does for ya')
*The last three songs of my show, Guinnevere (Crosby, Stills & Nash), Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison) and On The Dunes (Donald Fagen) received high praise as great tracks to close a well-appreciated show.
I had so much fun presenting it and got great comments about the vibe it created...
* Arguably the most commercially and critically successful blues artist of his generation, this Georgia-born son of an Army father also appeared early on in his career in a famous movie. Name the artist, the movie he was in and extra credit for the role he played...
*We'll play a track co-written by Billie Holiday in 1941. She wrote the lyrics after an argument with her mother over financial matters. We aren't playing her version of the song, but one by this excellent band from 1969 and their 2nd album. Name the song and the band that made their 1969 release one of, if not the most popular versions...
*This British band's 1983 album, originally intended to be released as a double album, eventually and wisely got trimmed to one single album. The band's chief leader and songwriter admitted shortly after the album's release that he was 'running out of gas' as the creative and functional genius of the group. Fortunately, help was on its way in the form of collaborations he would be undertaking shortly. Name the band, the artist and extra credit if you know how he got his mojo back...
*We'll enjoy a most beautiful and unusual song, according to the writer. The track is about 3 women the author loved. He identified 2 of them in an interview with Rolling Stone, but stopped there, leaving the 3rd woman unnamed. The track was released by this band in 1969. Name the writer of the song, the band that released the track and extra credit for the name of the track....
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Wishing You Were Here by Chicago vs God Bless The Child by Blood, Sweat & Tears
1. Robert Cray, Animal House, Bassist for Otis Day & the Nights
2. God Bless The Child by Blood, Sweat & Tears
3. Electric Light Orchestra, Jeff Lynn, Traveling Wilburys
4. David Crosby, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Guinnevere
Blood, Sweat & Tears prevailed with 54% of the votes
*A quite personal song for this artist...he started writing it in the summer of 1974 at a farm he'd recently purchased after finishing up a tour with The Band. It deals with the changes he was going through, including his marriage falling apart. This particular track was oftentimes introduced on stage by saying it took "Ten years to live and two years to write". Name the artist and extra credit for the name of the song...
*This band released a follow-up album in 1973 on the heels of some really excellent work of their two previous albums. While not as popular as their predecessors, the title trackof this album...excellent in its own right...kind of has an ingredient or two based on a guitar riff reminiscent of the then popular Deep Purple hit 'Smoke On The Water." The rhythm section playing on this song came from the heralded Muscle Shoals bank of excellent studio artists. The original line-up of this great band lasted 2 years in the late 60's...with different personnel in the 70's. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the song...
*This artist was in a group in the early 60's and wrote this song after leaving them and prior to teaming up with a 'pre-famous' John Denver. The song became a Top 5 charting hit largely due to collaboration with a couple of Fleetwood Mac members who were riding a high of their own. Name the artist, the song and the Fleetwood Mac members he teamed up with for this song...
*This band recorded a song in 1966, one that was written by Graham Gouldman, who went on to form the band 10cc. Gouldman was only 19 when he wrote the song, but had also already written 3 great songs for The Yardbirds. The song itself is about a couple who meet one rainy day at a public place. They share an umbrella and love blooms as a result. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the song...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Jack And Diane by John Mellencamp vs Back On The Chain Gang by The Pretenders
1. Bob Dylan, Tangled Up In Blue
2. Traffic, Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory
3. John Stewart, Gold, Lindsay Buckingham, Stevie Nicks
The Pretenders won with 52% of the votes
*This Scottish musician enjoyed some success with his early group, however after the band disbanded, legal issues meant he could not release any material for three years. Disputes got resolved and he released two songs in a row that became smash hits, including one we'll play this evening. The artist credits his fellow Scot, wife and hairdresser for helping him through all the bad times as she stuck by him through thick and thin. The year was 1978. Name the artist and extra credit for the two songs released that year...
*This song got its name from an actress who was dating the keyboard player of the band. But the actress was around long enough to inspire this track. They did break up not long after the song was released in 1982. The actress would go on to date other musicians, one in the early 90's and had a few dates with a former Beatle in 2007. Quite a bit going on here... Name the band, the song, the actress and extra credit for anything else you can answer...
*2013 brought the release of an album by this artist paying tribute to this city's magnificent soul tradition, but mostly to honor Al Green and producer Willie Mitchell. The album used the studio's house band with the entire album being cut in just 3 days. Name the artist, the city and the name of the album...
*Nile Rodgers was a producer for the disco band, Chic and also branched out from there, producing hits for Diana Ross and Madonna. But in 1983 he produced an album for this artist's 15th studio album...one that had quite the funky sound. The title track tackles the subject of pretending to be happy when one is actually sad...something that many people do regularly. Name the artist and the album, which is also the name of the song we'll share...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
The World Is A Ghetto by Los Lobos vs Born On The Bayou by Los Lonely Boys
1. Gerry Rafferty, Baker Street, Right Down The Line
2. Toto, Rosanna, Rosanna Arquette, Steve Porcaro on Keyboards, Dated Peter Gabriel
And Paul McCartney
3. Boz Scaggs, Memphis, Memphis
4. David Bowie, Let’s Dance, Let’s Dance
Los Lonely Boys won with 56% of the votes