A mixture of music today. Yesterday I listened to the first hour of the Neon Beat- today I listened to the 2nd and 3rd hour.
We have Sirius/ XM Radio- and If I am around the house and remember -at noon on Saturday’s- on the 70’s on 7 channel they will replay an old American Top 40 with Kasey Kasem. Today it was a repeat from AT40 on February 27, 1971. My wife and I both agreed, a lot of bad music was popular on this week. There were some songs that are considered iconic today that was in the Top 40 that week- ‘My Sweet Lord”- George Harrison, “Me and Bobby McGee”- Janis Joplin, “Help Me Make It Through The Night” -Sammi Smith. There were other good songs but so much garbage- for example what was #1 that week? “One Bad Apple” by The Osmonds was in the middle of what would become 5 consecutive weeks at #1.
After AT40 I listened to the 70’s on 7 station for a couple more hours.
- CREAM: THOSE WERE THE DAYS:DISC 1: 1997: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: The first disc of this four disc Cream retrospective covers their first two albums- “Fresh Cream” and “Disraeli Gears.” What a great band. I was wondering if there has ever been a rock band with greater musicians- Jack Bruce-bass, Ginger Baker-drums and Eric Clapton-guitar are all on the shortlist of greatest at their instruments.
- DONNA SUMMER: GREATEST HITS: ON THE RADIO: VOLUMES 1 AND 2: 1979: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Summer’s greatest hits up to her “Bad Girls” album. I can do without her first couple hits but from say 1977 or 78 on I love most of them. My wife liked this album so much she asked me to play it again. I talked her into another Donna Summer album instead.
- DONNA SUMMER: THE WANDERER: 1980: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: 1980: I played this album just a week or so ago. Sometimes artists make awful career decisions but Donna Summer’s decision in the late 70’s as disco was dying to go to a harder sound was a brilliant career decision.