Posts Tagged ‘music’

max frostBlame Chuck Miller for getting The Shape of Things in my head. For his K-Chuck Radio: More Forgotten 70’s Hits, half of which I’d never heard, I wondered which version of the title song the Headboys played. As it turns out, it a different iteration altogether, and now that I heard it, it was vaguely familiar.

One of my few singles purchases in the 1960s Read the rest of this entry »



Alan David Doane’s new blog The Dystopian Reader; see, in particular, the lead story here

[email protected]’s political notebook #1 and #2 because otherwise this post would be filled with these links.

The Latest Beaverkill Sinkhole, On South Lake Avenue in Albany

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Why George W. Bush stood there and took the wrath of a soldier’s mom

Donald Trump: stop calling him crazy Read the rest of this entry »

Supremes.neverOne of the earlier compact discs I bought was The Never-Before-Released Masters by Diana Ross and the Supremes. It was definitely a mixed bag of songs from 1961 through 1969 that represented both major iterations of the group: Mary Wilson and Diana Ross with the late Florence Ballard, and after the group name change, with Cindy Birdsong.

Among other things, the album contains recordings for the unreleased album Diana Ross & The Supremes Sing Disney Classics Read the rest of this entry »

Eagles - Walsh, Henley, Frey, Schmit

Walsh, Henley, Frey, Schmit

The Eagles was an American rock band based on Los Angeles who became one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. In 1971, Linda Ronstadt her then-manager recruited local musicians Glenn Frey and Don Henley for her band. They, Randy Meisner, and Bernie Leadon played on her eponymous third album, before recording the first Eagles’ album. The songwriting partnership of Frey and Henley really was established with the group’s second LP.

The country-folk-rock band had some hits, but wanted a bit of a harder sound. Leadon’s childhood friend Don Felder played on a couple songs on the third album, and then joined the band full time.

But it was the fourth studio album Read the rest of this entry »

Every Mother's SonThe band Every Mother’s Son was likely, depending on how you define it, a one-hit wonder. Come On Down To My Boat was the only Top 40 Billboard hit for the New York group, comprised of brothers Dennis Larden (vocals) and Larry Larden (guitar), who had originally performed as a folk duo, plus Bruce Milner (keyboards), Christopher Augustine (drumms), and Schuyler Larsen (bass).

The #6 hit on the Billboard charts was originally recorded by a group called The Rare Breed, which apparently was one iteration of a group called the Ohio Express, but Read the rest of this entry »

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