Friday, September 24, 2010

Music Moments of the Sixties and Seventies

Linda Ronstadt Desparado

1971 in California, Don Henley and Glenn Frey meet as members of Linda Ronstadt's band.They record an album called Silk Purse with Linda. Its here they form a band and sign with Asylum records that band is the Eagles.joining them are Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner.Linda covers this song beautifully having such a close link to the writers probably helps.

Desperado,you aint getting no younger.
Your pain and your hunger,
They're driving you home.And freedom, ohh freedom.Well that's just some people talking.
Your prison is walking through this world all alone

Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?
Come down from your fences, open the gate
It may be rainin', but there's a rainbow above you
You better let somebody love you, before it's too late 

Rome Was'nt Built in a Day
Johnnie Taylor produced by the great Sam Cooke on the Sar Label.
   Sam Cookes legacy as a record company owner and record producer receives little exposure. Cooke and his long-time friend and singing associate J. W. Alexander started the Sar label in 1957 writing and producing songs for other artists like Johnnie Taylor. It was dissolved shortly after Cooke's tragic death in 1964. The rights to the recordings and the publishing were bought up shortly thereafter by Allen Klein, who was Cooke's last manager. Fifty-seven singles and Four LPs were issued on the Sar label and 11 45s and two LPs on its companion label, Derby Records.

Can You Feel It Michael Jackson
This was recorded at the end of the disco era 1980
All the colors of the world should be
Lovin` each other wholeheartedly
Yes, it`s all right
Take my message to your brother and tell him twice
Spread the word and try to teach the man
Who`s hating his brother, when hate won`t do

King Harvest with Dancin in the Moonlight
In the spring of 1971, the band signed a recording contract with the French record company Musidisc, and in the fall of 1971, the group recorded Dancing in the Moonlight in a small studio in the 18th district of Paris.  Eddie had to sing lead out in the stairwell, which was a natural echo chamber (as long as the neighbors didn’t come out during the recording), and the peculiar percussion sound they got was the result of using a toilet brush instead of some more modern percussion instrument.

This song has been covered by many artists including Thin Lizzy and Toploader.
Everybody here is out of sight
They don't bark, and they don't bite
They keep things loose, they keep things light
Everybody was dancin' in the moonlight

 Young Hearts Run Free Candi Staton
This song was written by David Crawford in 1976 based around Candi Statons personal life. An abusive relationship and turmoilshe was in at that time.

Love the line. Self preservation is what's really going on today.

1 comment:

  1. Really enjoying your blog. The eagle and goat video is magnificient. Love the colors on the lorakeet birds. Johnny Taylor is another of my favorites. Candi Staton could sing her heart out. The Jackson Five and Linda Rondstadt are more of my favorites.

    You have great blog taste lady.