Saturday, April 22, 2017

SATURDAY SONGS - THE SOUND OF SILENCE 1966 - SIMON AND GARFUNKEL



From 1966, Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of  Silence," found on almost everyone's soundtrack of the 60s.  This song appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for 42 weeks and is regarded as the 18th most performed song of the 20th Century and ranked 157 on Rolling Stone's greatest songs of all time. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017

SATURDAY SONGS - HARRY NILSSON - WITHOUT YOU 1972

One of the great songs which led to a lifetime of listening to great music

Share your music in a medium where too much bad things are shared. 


Saturday, April 1, 2017

SATURDAY SONGS - MCARTHUR'S PARK


One of the most criticized songs ever. Sung by actor by Richard Harris in 1968, it is one of my all time favorite songs. It was written by Jimmy Webb, who wrote"

01. MacArthur Park – Donna Summer, 1978
02. Wichita Lineman – Glen Campbell, 1969
03. MacArthur Park – Richard Harris, 1968
04. Worst That Could Happen – Brooklyn Bridge, 1969
05. Galveston – Glen Campbell, 1969
06. Up, Up And Away – The Fifth Dimension, 1967
07. All I Know – Art Garfunkel, 1973
08. Honey Come Back – Glen Campbell, 1970
09. By The Time I Get To Phoenix – Glen Campbell, 1967
10. Where's The Playground Susie – Glen Campbell, 1969

Saturday, March 18, 2017

SATURDAY SONGS - GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU


I'VE GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU - GEORGE HARRISON 
This was the last song by a solo Beatle to hit #1 in the US. Harrison was also the first Beatle to hit #1- "My Sweet Lord."

Saturday, March 11, 2017

SATURDAY SONGS - RIDERS ON THE STORM

A great haunting, ominous song from the brilliant, yet troubled,
 mind of Jim Morrison of the Doors. 



Saturday, March 4, 2017

SATURDAY SONGS - HANDLE WITH CARE


HANDLE WITH CARE - THE TRAVELING WILBURYS,
PERHAPS THE GREATEST ROCK BAND EVER - Jeff Lynne, of ELO "Otis or Clayton Wilbury", Tom
Petty "Muddy or Charlie T. Wilbury, Jr."  Bob Dylan "Lucky or Boo Wilbury", Roy Orbison "Lefty Wilbury" and George Harrison "Nelson or Spike Wilbury" from 1988

Friday, March 3, 2017

YOU BELONG TO THE CITY - GLENN FREY - 1985


FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC -

This song, I know I am weird, is my favorite Elton John song. I saw him perform it in the Omni as his opening song in 1975 when he was 28 and I saw him perform it again in the Macon Coliseum when he was 66.


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Saturday, February 11, 2017

LAYLA - DEREK AND THE DOMINOS - 1970

Listen to the piano solo at 3:10, played by keyboardist Bobby Whitlock, who was my neighbor while I was in college at Mercer in the late 1970s.  




Derek and the Dominos were a blues rock band formed in the spring of 1970 by guitarist and singer Eric Clapton, keyboardist and singer Bobby Whitlock, bassist Carl Radle and drummer Jim Gordon. Duane Allman played guitar on this track.

Here is Bobby's album cover in my aunt's back yard.



Saturday, February 4, 2017

SATURDAY SONGS - DON'T ANSWER ME



DON'T ANSWER ME - THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT - 1984. LISTEN TO THE KILLER SAX SOLO BY MEL COLLINS AT 2:30.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

SATURDAY SONGS - THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN

When I was young we shared our music by playing records at each others house.  Today we share our music through social media,  When I was young Saturday was my favorite day of the week. It is still my favorite day of the week.  So, I would like to share with you my Saturday songs.  They are songs which were famous, somewhat popular and some you may have never heard.    Some are happy and some are sad.  Some are uplifting and others are down right depressing.  Some are profound and some are down right ridiculously trivial.  They may make you smile, laugh, cry and get up and dance.  One of the greatest gifts I have been given is the love of good music.  So here goes.


THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN - 
THE ANIMALS - 1964