* David Paich, who would go on to form the band, Toto, co-wrote this track with the artist who recorded it back in 1976. The song came from a weekend getaway outside of Los Angeles where armed with only a piano, the pair stayed up all night bangng around ideas. They settled on a 1-word title, brought it back to the band and recorded it, a track that became a huge hit from an album full of most excellent tracks. Name the artist who recorded it and extra credit for the name of the track...
*The track we'll play by this artist was released in 1970 and it became the zenith of his live performances from that year on. What begins as a strong melodic slice of Americana, it eventually unfurls to an accelerated fervent ramp up. It has all kinds of stages including an authentic sounding revival gospel flavor, a Revolutionary War-esque call to action in addition to its 'down home' flavor. Name the artist, the song and extra credit if you name the album from which it came...
*We'll play the first hit song written by Joni Mitchell, whose version appeared on her 1969 album, Clouds. The song was inspired by a plane ride Mitchell was taking while reading Saul Bellow's book, Henderson The Rain King. The book included a plane ride and when Mitchell took a break from reading it during the flight, she immediately started writing this song. Another very popular artist recorded the song one year later and that version won the 1968 Grammy for Best Folk Performance. Name the artist who recorded it and the name of the song...
*Commemorating the anniversary of a very dark day in our nation's history (9/11/2001), we'll play a song that was recorded live in Tuscany, Italy for an album this artist made on that exact day. While the artist actually considered cancelling the concert altogether, he went through with it...in a gesture to honor those who perished and those who responded. Name the artist...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Riders on the Storm by The Doors vs TVC 15 by David Bowie
1. Boz Scaggs, Lowdown
2. Elton John, Burn Down the Mission, Tumbleweed Connection
3. Judy Collins, Both Sides Now
The Doors prevailed by a 54% margin