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Options May 26, 2017: Celebrating Uncle Michael’s favorite charting singles from 1973!

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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Uncle Michael  Hinky Dinky Time Open   Options   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
The Intruders  I'll Always Love My Mama   Options single (b/w I'll Always Love My Mama (Part II)) (Gamble - 7 Mar 1973)   0:02:20 (Pop‑up)
Al Green   Call Me (Come Back Home)   Options single (b/w What A Wonderful Thing Love Is) (Hi - Feb 1973)   0:04:52 (Pop‑up)
Ann Peebles  I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down   Options single (b/w One Way Street) (Hi - Jan 1973)   0:07:49 (Pop‑up)
Sylvia  Pillow Talk   Options single (b/w My Thing) (Vibration - Feb 1973)   0:10:28 (Pop‑up)
Three Degrees   Dirty Ol' Man   Options single (b/w Can't You See What You're Doing To Me) (Philadelphia International - Sep 1973)   0:14:42 (Pop‑up)
Willie Hutch   Brother's Gonna Work It Out   Options single (b/w I Choose You) (Motown - 14 Feb 1973)   0:17:40 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Crown Heights Affair 
Super Rod (Instrumental)   Options single (b/w Super Rod (Vocal)) (RCA Victor - Jul 1973)   0:22:20 (Pop‑up)
Dobie Gray   Drift Away   Options single (b/w City Stars) (Decca - Jan 1973)   0:26:20 (Pop‑up)
Hall & Oates  She's Gone   Options single (b/w I'm Just A Kid (Don't Make Me Feel Like A Man)) (Atlantic - Nov 1973)   0:30:06 (Pop‑up)
B.W. Stevenson  My Maria   Options single (b/w August Evening Lady) (RCA Victor - Jul 1973)   0:33:28 (Pop‑up)
Mocedades  Eres Tu   Options single (b-side to Touch The Wind) (Bell - 13 Apr 1973)   0:35:51 (Pop‑up)
El Chicano   Tell Her She's Lovely   Options single (b/w (Se Fue Mi) Chachita) (MCA - Jul 1973)   0:39:16 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
The Wailers 
Stop That Train (Instrumental)   Options single (b-side to Rock It Baby) (Island - Jan 1973)   0:42:24 (Pop‑up)
Beach Boys  Sail On Sailor   Options single (b/w Only With You) (Brother / Reprise - 24 Feb 1973)   0:46:24 (Pop‑up)
Three Dog Night   Shambala   Options single (b/w Our "B" Side) (Dunhill - May 1973)   0:49:34 (Pop‑up)
Stories  Brother Louie   Options single (b/w What Comes After) (Kama Sutra - May 1973)   0:52:49 (Pop‑up)
Stealers Wheel  Stuck In The Middle With You   Options single (b/w José) (A&M - Feb 1973)   0:56:39 (Pop‑up)
Dr. John  Right Place Wrong Time   Options single (b/w I Been Hoodood) (Atco - Mar 1973)   0:59:58 (Pop‑up)
Redbone  Come And Get Your Love   Options single (b/w Day To Day Life) (Epic - 29 Aug 1973)   1:02:45 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Chairmen Of The Board 
Finders Keepers (Instrumenta)   Options single (b-side to Finder's Keepers (Vocal)) (Invictus - Apr 1973)   1:06:11 (Pop‑up)
Brownsville Station   Smokin' In The Boys' Room   Options single (b/w Barefootin') (Big Tree - Sep 1973)   1:11:45 (Pop‑up)
Aerosmith  Dream On   Options single (b/w Somebody) (Columbia - 27 Jun 1973)   1:14:36 (Pop‑up)
Alice Cooper  Billion Dollar Babies   Options single (b/w Mary Ann) (Warner Bros. - 11 Jul 1973)   1:18:55 (Pop‑up)
Sweet  Blockbuster!   Options single (b/w Need A Lot Of Lovin') (Bell - May 1973)   1:22:27 (Pop‑up)
The Raspberries  Tonight   Options single (b/w Hard To Get Over A Heartbreak) (Capitol - 6 Aug 1973)   1:25:35 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Mike Oldfield  
Tubular Bells (Instrumental - Short Version)   Options single (b-side to Tubular Bells (Instrumental - Long Version)) (Virgin - 1973)   1:29:01 (Pop‑up)
Tanya Tucker  Blood Red And Goin' Down   Options single (b/w The Missing Piece Of The Puzzle) (Columbia - 29 Jun 1973)   1:34:36 (Pop‑up)
Dolly Parton  Jolene   Options single (b/w Love, You're So Beautiful Tonight) (RCA Victor - Jul 1973)   1:37:32 (Pop‑up)
Merle Haggard   If We Make It Through December   Options single (b/w Bobby Wants A Puppy Dog For Christmas) (Capitol - Oct 1973)   1:40:06 (Pop‑up)
Jerry Reed  Lord, Mr. Ford   Options single (b/w Two-Timin') (RCA Victor - May 1973)   1:42:44 (Pop‑up)
Kris Kristofferson  Why Me   Options single (b/w Help Me) (Monument - Feb 1973)   1:45:58 (Pop‑up)
Conway Twitty  You've Never Been This Far Before   Options single (b/w You Make It Hard (To Take The Easy Way Out)) (MCA - Jul 1973)   1:49:19 (Pop‑up)
Charlie Rich  Behind Closed Doors   Options single (b/w A Sunday Kind Of Woman) (Epic - 17 Jan 1973)   1:52:17 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Gladys Knight & The Pips 
Midnight Train To Georgia (Instrumental)   Options single (b-side to Midnight Train To Georgia) (Buddah - Aug 1973)   1:55:08 (Pop‑up)
Manu Dibango  Soul Makossa (Original Version)   Options single (b/w Lily) (Atlantic - May 1973)   2:01:10 (Pop‑up)
Billy Paul  Am I Black Enough For You   Options single (b/w I'm Gonna Make It This Time) (Philadelphia International - Mar 1973)   2:05:31 (Pop‑up)
Curtis Mayfield  Future Shock   Options single (b/w The Other Side Of Town) (Curtom - Jul 1973)   2:10:43 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Kendricks  Keep On Truckin' (Part 1)   Options single (b/w Keep On Truckin' (Part 2)) (Tamla - 26 Jul 1973)   2:14:13 (Pop‑up)
Barry White  Never, Never Gonna Give You Up (short version)   Options single (b/w Never, Never Gonna Give You Up (long version)) (20th Century - Oct 1973)   2:17:39 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Barry White 
Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up (Instrumental)   Options single (b-side to Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up) (20th Century - Oct 1973)   2:21:33 (Pop‑up)
Rolling Stones  Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)   Options single (b/w Dancing With Mr. D.) (Rolling Stones - 19 Dec 1973)   2:24:52 (Pop‑up)
Deep Purple  Woman From Tokyo   Options single (b/w Super Trouper) (Warner Bros. - Jan 1973)   2:28:12 (Pop‑up)
Focus  Hocus Pocus   Options single (b/w Hocus Pocus II) (Sire - Feb 1973)   2:33:51 (Pop‑up)
Edgar Winter  Frankenstein   Options single (b/w Undercover Man) (Epic - 21 Feb 1973)   2:37:05 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Screaming Jay Hawkins 
Africa Gone Funky (Instrumental) (DJ Lean Rock)   Options single (b/w Africa Gone Funky (Vocal)) (London - 1973)   2:40:24 (Pop‑up)
Fred Wesley And The J.B.'s  Doing It To Death   Options single (b/w Everybody Got Soul) (People - Apr 1973)   2:44:00 (Pop‑up)
Gladys Knight & The Pips  I've Got To Use My Imagination   Options single (b/w I Can See Clearly Now) (Buddah - Nov 1973)   2:48:57 (Pop‑up)
Tina Turner  Nutbush City Limits   Options single (b/w Help Him) (United Artists - Aug 1973)   2:52:17 (Pop‑up)
O.V. Wright  I'd Rather Be Blind, Crippled And Crazy   Options single (b/w Please Forgive Me) (Back Beat - Nov 1973)   2:53:30 (Pop‑up)
Four Tops  Are You Man Enough   Options single (b/w Peace Of Mind) (Dunhill - 24 May 1973)   2:56:07 (Pop‑up)
Stevie Wonder  Higher Ground   Options single (b/w Too High) (Tamla - Jul 1973)   2:59:29 (Pop‑up)
Fleetwood Mac  Albatross   Options single (b/w Jigsaw Puzzle Blues) (Blue Horizon - 1968)   3:02:31 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 11:51am Brian in UK:

Hey Uncle, left home on the last day of '72 so in many ways '73 was a big year for me. Biggest thing to leave home was the stereogram.
  12:01pm frenchee:

1973...a very good year. Can't wait to hear your choices, Unka M~
Avatar 12:01pm βrian:

Little Radio on the Prairie. Can't wait.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm listener james from westwood:

Loving these 70s singles surveys and looking forward to this one!
Avatar 12:03pm V Priceless:

hey Mr. Uncle Michael!
Avatar 12:04pm ndbob:

afternoon UM and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Lewis:

present...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Doug Schulkind:

Apologies for running long, Uncle Michael. That's what you get for choosing to follow an amateur.
Avatar 12:08pm βrian:

It feels like it's MCMLXXlll again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Uncle Michael:

Brian! Brian! Jame! VP! Bob! Lewis! Doug!

No worries!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Uncle Michael:

FRENCHEE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm doctorjazz:

Hey UM and Hinkskateers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm doctorjazz:

AL!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Uncle Michael:

Doc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Jeff Golick:

Do the jerk! Hi.
  12:11pm DEZ:

Hey, Michael!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Uncle Michael:

Jeff! Oh, you like Hi? Here's another!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Uncle Michael:

DJ DEZ!
Avatar 12:13pm still b/p:

Gonna kill me to not hear this whole thing! I'll be dead DEAD!
Speaking of (show opening) inka dinka doo, I missed a "nostalgia" trivia question out of a book at a bar the other day. I thought it was Durante who used to say, "What a revoltin' development this is!" Wrongo. Any of youse trivia whizzes know who?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Uncle Michael:

Yes but I won'tgive it away
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Uncle Michael:

Stay for the whole thing, SBP!
Avatar 12:19pm still b/p:

I couldn't have got the answer if you held a radio tube to my head. The show title's really well-known but I don't know the characters and details.

I just got a half-hour reprieve for another hunk of Hinky enjoyment. Miracolo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm Uncle Michael:

Yay!

Here's a little proto-disco!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Doug S.:

All hail, 1973. What a motherfucking great year for music.
Avatar 12:26pm Little Danny:

This Willie Hutch is so massive. Motown turning towards Philadelphia in 1973.
  12:26pm Dean:

I was always a little disappointed that Dick Clark never described it as such on American Bandstand.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Jeff Golick:

Primo earworm material rightchere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Lane Gray:

Cool first set. If it means jettisoning house/techno, I'd bring back disco. Dance music has always been less interesting than "listen" music, but the current crop? Ick. (off my lawn)
Avatar 12:31pm still b/p:

The sometimes bemoaned change in soul pop/funk from early 70s socially conscious to disco glitz...is there a term for that shift? Coin one.
Avatar 12:32pm coelacanth∅:

hello Uncle M and hdinklings
i clicked to toggle my imagination -and it worked!
  12:32pm Dean:

Whew. "Dixie Chicken" was 1973.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Mark the Sardine:

Yeah Uncle Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Uncle Michael:

Dean! Lane! Coela!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Lane Gray:

I'd not noticed the twangy Tele in this before. Pete would be happy. Do it is of no relation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Uncle Michael:

Mark!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34pm Mark the Sardine:

Friday afternoon is better with HDTime.
  12:34pm frenchee:

@still b/p: was it Eddie Cantor?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Uncle Michael:

There's a charted 1973 C&W cover of Drift Away. Not inclueded today...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm melinda:

hi all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Uncle Michael:

Melinda!
Avatar 12:36pm still b/p:

No. (Tangent trivia: I was reading something recently in which his peers completely trashed Eddie Cantor as difficult and nearly talentless.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Jeff Golick:

Never heard the H&O flip. Is good?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Uncle Michael:

the carbon and monoxide...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm Lane Gray:

Stupid autocorrect. Dobie is of no relation
Avatar 12:37pm ndbob:

Hi Melinda!
Avatar 12:38pm Brian in UK:

Abandoned Luncheonette is one great album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Uncle Michael:

My Maria gives me physical chills. Such production.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Uncle Michael:

No idea, Jeff!
  12:39pm johnk77:

motown moved all operations to california
in june 1972
Avatar 12:40pm Brian in UK:

@Jeff, great track, last track side one, memories of a relationship so I remember it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Lane Gray:

One more proof that Brooks and Dunn should leave other people's records alone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm listener james from westwood:

Long time since I've heard a straight read on "Eres Tu" on FMU; usually there's a goofy latter-day cover. Glad to hear this one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Uncle Michael:

John!

This is the 1973 Eurovision runner-up.
Avatar 12:41pm Brian in UK:

Hey Lane, on the road?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm Jeff Golick:

Yeah, @ljfw, these UM shows have a very strong "back to the source" vibe about them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm Jeff Golick:

@Brian: thanks; will try to remedy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Uncle Michael:

I'm bad at irony.
Avatar 12:44pm coelacanth∅:

so, who are the people in the image over there?
Avatar 12:45pm Brian in UK:

I find ironing very relaxing and a great way to listen to music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm Lane Gray:

Yes, Brian
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm Uncle Michael:

Coel, those are kids in a UK television studio in 1973 trying to dance to Slade's COFTN. Seriously.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm Uncle Michael:

I'm good at ironing.
  12:46pm Dean:

Irony is replete with wrinkles.
Avatar 12:47pm Brian in UK:

Uncle would guess that it is Top of the Pops as they are dancing to six different songs at the same time.
Avatar 12:47pm still b/p:

So I heard the fresh Eurovision winner this year delivered a "My music's right and pure, the music of many others is not" kind of message. We might agree in conversation,but that's some chutzpah, or ego, and not the most...gracious?...choice for remarks in the winner's spotlight.
Avatar 12:48pm coelacanth∅:

the wailers released TWO AMAZING ALBUMS in 1973!
Avatar 12:50pm ndbob:

I missed most of Eurovision this year
  12:50pm Dean:

Shoot, forgot about the (aborted) procedure. Your emphasis on "minor" is encouraging.
Avatar 12:52pm Brian in UK:

Yes, Holland is up there. Sorry turning singles into LPs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm doctorjazz:

Love this Beach Boys album!
(sorry about having to do it yet again, UM).
(OK, Dean, you pushed me into getting the Brain Box! Had an Amazon discount, went for it, probably get it in a week. See if either of us ever gets to hear the whole thing...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Jeff Golick:

I took the dancers for Europeans...wonder why? Not slack-jawed enough to be Americans?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Webhamster Henry:

Party like it's 1973! That was the summer I was on exchange in Switzerland.I came back with a tenor recorder that I play to this day! But I wasn't listening to the radio that much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Lane Gray:

Still, that attitude is what caused me to temporarily quit listening to Dale Watson. Once he gave up on Nashville he got better again
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Mark the Sardine:

Such a different sound for the Beach Boys
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Uncle Michael:

Henry!
  12:55pm βrian:

@Mark: Yes, listenable even.
  12:55pm Dean:

Brain Boxers, unite!
  12:56pm frenchee:

@still b/p: I'm not a big fan of Eddie C.
  12:56pm Dean:

According to the 'pedia, another recording of this 3DN tune was almost simultaneously released by B.W. Stevenson. It, too, charted.
Avatar 12:57pm ndbob:

right - always thought the BW Stevenson was the originsl - top 100 but not top 40
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm melinda:

Enjoying the sounds of 1973.
  12:57pm frenchee:

btw, I lovelovelove the determined dancers gif. Good one UM.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Uncle Michael:

Dean, you're stealing my program notes.
  12:58pm Dean:

Leaked.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm melinda:

This is the theme for Louis CK's show, didn't know it came from 1973.
Avatar 12:59pm ndbob:

originally done by Hot Chocolate I think?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm Uncle Michael:

This is a cover of a Hot Chocolate original.
Avatar 1:00pm chromaphone:

I was only 3 when these songs came out but I must've been listening a lot because these hits have been permanently etched in my mind.
  1:00pm Dean:

I won't mention that Ian Lloyd went on to work and chart with Ric Ocasek later in the decade.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm Jeff Golick:

Which version did Louie CK use for his show...?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm Jeff Golick:

This is my jam.
Avatar 1:01pm still b/p:

Have to bail soon. The catchphrase "What a revoltin' development this is," was from Chester Riley, played by William Bendix, in Life of Riley. In my head and ear, I swear I still have a stubborn Durante playback.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm Lane Gray:

Dueling banjos, between Strat and string section
Avatar 1:01pm chromaphone:

As I recall it was this one JG. That scat singing at the end is pretty silly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm doctorjazz:

Gotta do something about those DAMN LEAKS! We'd have a great, no, the BEST show without them!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm Uncle Michael:

Chroma!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm Jeff Golick:

Sounds right, @chromaphone.
  1:02pm Stanley:

UM - you're killing it today.
Yeah
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm Uncle Michael:

Take care, SBP!
  1:03pm βrian:

I always heard "stuck in the middle with glue."
  1:03pm Dean:

Never before occurred to me how much this song consciously or otherwise inspired Sheryl Crow's first hit, the one about Santa Monica Blvd.
Avatar 1:03pm hyde:

hello!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03pm Uncle Michael:

Stanley! Thanks!
  1:03pm frenchee:

LOVE Wm Bendix, perennial player of goofballs from Brooklyn..bye bye, @still b/p
Avatar 1:04pm chromaphone:

I remember when that crappy Crow song was all over the radio and I immediately heard what she was stealing it's vibe from.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:04pm Jeff Golick:

I hear that, @Dean.

@UM: how were the "charts" managed/compiled, if you know?
  1:04pm βrian:

I guess I conflated with the Velvet Underground song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm Uncle Michael:

No one knows, Jeff...no one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:06pm Jeff Golick:

That sounds about right. Any idea if it was sales-based, or airplay-based?
Avatar 1:06pm hyde:

i like William Bendix in Macao, that gauzy noir by von Sternberg with Mitchum and Jane Russell and Gloria Grahame
  1:08pm Dean:

http://www.nytimes.com/1996/01/25/arts/are-pop-charts-manipulated.html
Avatar 1:08pm still b/p:

Mmmmm, Gloria Grahame.
Avatar 1:08pm chromaphone:

Who says you need to have verses to have a hit? Not Redbone.
Avatar 1:09pm hyde:

are pop charts manipulated seems to me like a question along the lines of is water wet
  1:09pm frenchee:

1973: giggling young teen Frenchee and frens subbed in "shove it up your ass" for the lyrics to this Redbone classic. WE WERE HILARIOUS.
  1:09pm mike:

This Redbone track never gets old.
  1:11pm Dean:

Butt humor, frenchee, transcends all differences. My 6YO daughter chuckles at it, as does her 57YO dad.
Avatar 1:12pm coelacanth∅:

that redbone track gets a lot of play at the bar i hang in. (as does "brother louie", but that's usually me putting it on)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:12pm Jeff Golick:

Yes, @hyde. That headline is a rare exception to Betteridge's Law of Headlines (en.wikipedia.org...).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm listener james from westwood:

I'd rather have heard "Stuck in the Middle" a zillion times in the mid-1990s than the Crow song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm Jeff Golick:

And thanks for the link, @Dean. "Because a single is not eligible for the charts until it goes on sale, this insures that it enters the singles charts, calculated by a combination of sales and radio play, at a high spot." Clear as mud.
Avatar 1:14pm hyde:

fun Gloria Grahame story: when she was married to Nicholas Ray, he caught her in bed with his son (her stepson). The marriage did not last.
Avatar 1:14pm coelacanth∅:

i like the hot chocolate version better, for sure - but the stories guy does have a great voice.
Avatar 1:15pm ndbob:

Tandyn Almer?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15pm Lane Gray:

Apparently Interstate 64 is The Road to Shambala
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15pm Webhamster Henry:

I thought it was a Van Dyke Parks song.
Avatar 1:16pm βrian:

The scholar's lament.
Avatar 1:16pm Marc Francis:

EVERYTHING IS PERFECT MON ONCLE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:18pm Uncle Michael:

That's the guy, Bob. Thanks.
  1:18pm Dean:

Looks like a go-to article about charts is Peter Hesbacher, Robert Downing & David G. Berger, "Sound recording popularity charts: A useful tool for music research," Popular Music and Society, 4:1, 3-18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03007767508591066 (probably paywalled).
Avatar 1:18pm coelacanth∅:

i guess i'll miss whatever you play from "larks' tongues in aspic" and "goats head soup" -i have to get to work.
Thanks Uncle Michael! -ciao
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm Uncle Michael:

Marc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm melinda:

@Jeff G: this from wiki:

The song, with slightly different wording, is used as the theme song to the television series Louie, a sitcom loosely based on the life of American comedian Louis C.K. The word "cry" was changed to "die" in the second repetition of the chorus. This version was produced by Reggie Watts, with the intro emulating the Hot Chocolate version, and with Stories singer Ian Lloyd reprising his vocals.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm Jeff Golick:

Hey, thanks, @melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm Uncle Michael:

Question: What was the first power ballad, as we know them?

This?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm Jeff Golick:

Stairway?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21pm Jeff Golick:

It's a tough slow dance, that's for sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21pm Uncle Michael:

Probably so.
  1:21pm frenchee:

I'm standing next to my desk at work, shakin' my 70s mane and scarf-draped mic stand, DREAM ON~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Avatar 1:22pm βrian:

Mom always insisted we were talking about a Sinclair Lewis novel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:23pm Lane Gray:

That 1994 Comedy Central show Limboland had a bit with a rock band speak into the mic "are you ready to rock?!?" and the unseen audience responds in unison; "Not yet. Give us 5 minutes."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:23pm paul b:

In High School in my little town (Holliston) in eastern Massachusetts Dream on was the biggest song in the entire world
Avatar 1:23pm V Priceless:

Woo! B$B, baby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:24pm Rich in Washington:

Ha! I've been on an Alice Cooper kick lately.
Great show, UM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:24pm Jeff Golick:

@paul b: same up on the North Shore
Avatar 1:24pm V Priceless:

DD on bass - nuts!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:24pm Uncle Michael:

Paul! Rich!
Avatar 1:26pm V Priceless:

Dunaway's right-hand picking speed on this is insane!
Avatar 1:26pm hyde:

paul b ha, you're from Hollyrock? i grew up in Sherborn. Aerosmith played the Dover-Sherborn prom at one point before 1973 (before my time)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm Lewis:

sounds like the radio I listened to while I worked on my motorcycle...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm Uncle Michael:

hyde!
Avatar 1:29pm βrian:

I was working on my hunter green Raleigh Grand Prix.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm Lewis:

I had a 125cc Penton...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm doctorjazz:

Rasberries, great track!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm Jeff Golick:

The Joe Perry Project played my (Marblehead) high school.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm Uncle Michael:

I had a hunter green raleigh grand prix.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:32pm Lewis:

HST had a 250cc Penton goo.gl...
Avatar 1:33pm βrian:

My head is rotating again.
Avatar 1:34pm V Priceless:

nice with the T Bells, Uncle M! Great record!
  1:35pm johnk77:

i wish i had seen joe perry project
in my hazy memories of seventies
beach boys holland
acheived unusual
critical/collegiate/stoner
crossover success
back in 2017
riding trek hybrid urban
in seventies yamaha 250
enduro only fun off-roadi riding
keep on rockin;>
Avatar 1:37pm hyde:

i used to love Let the Music Do the Talkin' by Joe Perry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:37pm paul b:

Hyde: Dover Sherborn! We played you guys in football Tri-valley league. You guys had stadium lights, Friday night lights
  1:38pm johnk77:

hst huge commandercody/moonliters fan
he was at a show i worked
in colorado maybe 1979
Avatar 1:39pm ndbob:

Tanya's best record!
  1:40pm mike s.:

That's actually Donovan singing with Alice on BDB.
Avatar 1:40pm hyde:

@paul b i don't remember ever ging to games, really. what were you guys, the panthers?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, Mike!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm Lewis:

this song goes so wrong...
Avatar 1:41pm βrian:

This kind of music was said to be from the other side of the tracks where I grew up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:42pm Uncle Michael:

I sure would like to know who's picking guitar on Jolene.
Avatar 1:43pm ndbob:

My friend is named after this song - but for some reason her parents spelled it Joleen
Avatar 1:44pm V Priceless:

though to this day, there are still moments when Alice and Michael Bruce's voices are almost indistinguishable, especially on the early records, IMHO
Avatar 1:44pm chromaphone:

Doesn't Dolly do some finger picking'?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:44pm Lewis:

@chromaphone - I was thinking the same thing...
  1:45pm johnk77:

mike chapman worked w/
sweet+tanyatucker
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:46pm Lane Gray:

When did Candy's version come out, and did it chart?
I think I like her version a bit better.
Love this Merle
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:48pm listener james from westwood:

Good to hear from Jerry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:48pm Lewis:

Jerry is so much fun and clever to boot...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:49pm Uncle Michael:

I think Candi really killed it. I think i was never a single...might have been unreleased until compiled.
  1:49pm johnk77:

is there a great book about
the history of country music
in california
maybe 40s->80s?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm Rich in Washington:

Why me, Lord...
I always wanted to know where that oft-used by Negativland sample came from.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm Lewis:

Damn UM, this is excellent!
Avatar 1:52pm hyde:

@johnk i have't read it, but have often eyeballed The Birth of the Bakersfield Sound: A Honky Tonk Attitude by Lawton Jiles
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, Lewis.
Avatar 1:53pm hyde:

i've been listening to my Kristofferson box set a lot lately, i really love the early 70's records.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm Lane Gray:

Some of the least suitable guitar fills in recorded history in this cut. Lots of what Lester Flatt would say "that song didn't need what he done"
Avatar 1:54pm Brian in UK:

Chip Taylor was making some great Country around this time with the Jordanaires on backing vocals.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm Lewis:

@Lane - I had an interesting question regarding slide players for you the other day, but now I have forgotten it...
  1:56pm johnk77:

thanx @hyde
$$$ on amazon
have u seen it as a
pdf or ebook?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm Lane Gray:

If it comes to you, my email is Kcsteelplayer@aol.com
  1:56pm frenchee:

LOL, @Lane Gray, good quote from Mr. Flatt. anybody else kinda creeped out by Conway here? bumpbumpbum....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Uncle Michael:

I'm always a little creeped out by Conway. I thank that's his gimmick.
  1:58pm johnk77:

i like the idea of bakersfield
as an attitude
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Lewis:

Thanks!
Avatar 1:58pm hyde:

@johnk77 whoa, i don't remember it being that expensive when i looked at it! don't know of any other source, unfortunately.
  2:00pm johnk77:

added to my wish list
commander cody often
talks about the influence of
bakersfield on him
Avatar 2:00pm hyde:

jeez, and barnes and noble had it for $16.99 awhile ago and now they have it for 111$! i guess i should have bought it when i was eyeballing it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm mauri:

Evening.
  2:02pm Dean:

Guitarist on "Jolene": Jimmy Colvard? https://www.discogs.com/Dolly-Parton-Jolene/release/2095317
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm Lewis:

check out abehbooks.com - good used and some new / remainders... www.abebooks.com
  2:03pm johnk77:

many generations
of roots moves
bothrock+country
Avatar 2:03pm ndbob:

I disagree with you there UM - I thought Johnny Rodriguez was great - though I haven't listened to his records fora while
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:04pm Lane Gray:

Frenchee,, the Mrs Johnson crowd (remember "the Lord Knows I'm Drinking") asked Conway about that song. He insisted that the" forbidden places " was just the hand of a woman married to someone else.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:04pm Webhamster Henry:

When you get to 1974, you get this: (from the WFMU Worst Song Contest). We had to break out 1974 from the rest of the 70s so it wouldn't bum out the whole decade.
www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:06pm Lewis:

@Webhamster Henry - big break between the "top" 4 and the rest of the pack...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:06pm melinda:

That's a funny list, Henry.
  2:07pm johnk77:

thank for the link
@lewis
i will save any book link
but their $ almost
2Xamazon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:07pm Uncle Michael:

Lane, great songs, great vocals...shit record. Nashville was emasculated.
Avatar 2:07pm Brian in UK:

Uncle, not sure exactly what you want but this has some juice in it.
www.penguinrandomhouse.com...

...and a review
www.publishersweekly.com...
  2:07pm johnk77:

are used paperbacks
new hot investmest?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:08pm melinda:

Sunshine on My Shoulders is a classic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:09pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, Brian.
  2:09pm johnk77:

soul makossa
top historic
dance+world+++
played hundreds of times
at sobs nyc
  2:09pm johnk77:

investment?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:10pm Jeff Golick:

Not Cali Country, but a decent book nonetheless: a.co...
  2:11pm johnk77:

yes to dawidoff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:12pm annie:

i thought it would be a dull show, but it's been great.. i just could not stand 70's radio... it's a reason i switched to country-western. albany had a few good stations..
Avatar 2:13pm hyde:

@johnk77 i notice it a lot with low print run academic press books on movies, music or art. as soon as they go out of print, the prices skyrocket.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:13pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, annie! I saved 1973!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:13pm Lane Gray:

I just listened to Johnny's Pass Me By. The steel would need to add energy and soul to get to tepid. . And I'd have moved to a shuffle beat for the chorus.
  2:16pm frenchee:

I was wondering when Brother Curtis would stop by. Oh my.
Avatar 2:16pm hyde:

@JG that's a classic. the best general country music history book i've read is Country Music USA, by Bill C Malone. though i read the first edition, which covers up to 1960. i think he's revised it since.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:16pm Lane Gray:

I had to double check when Michael said that. Unca Michael was right again
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:18pm Uncle Michael:

Surely someone ha written well about what the hell happened to C&W in the '70s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:19pm Lane Gray:

Malaise
  2:19pm johnk77:

i have to view uncle michael
show live as crucial
but never before from
investment angle
thanks
@golick
@hyde
did skinny music exist
in 1973?
raspberries probably?
country pays worse
than rock
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:20pm Uncle Michael:

Nashville started building K-Cars?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:20pm Lane Gray:

I miss the days when Presidents actually used words of subtlety.
Avatar 2:23pm hyde:

@UM it's funny, there *are* plenty o' books on the country-rock and outlaw country aspects of the seventies, but i don't know of anyone who has written about how the country mainstream fell apart at the same time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:24pm annie:

just read an article about the planned gentification of the "Harlem" name, hoping to change it to something with "less history"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:24pm Uncle Michael:

Haarlem, perhaps.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:25pm annie:

hehe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:26pm Jeff Golick:

Wishful thinking that "quitting just ain't his shtick?"
  2:29pm frenchee:

@annie, I heard something about that too. Some developers wanna call it SoHA. to which I say bushWHA
Avatar 2:29pm Brian in UK:

There were probably articles at the time relevant to the change from C&W to Country and the 'fallout'.
Our library must have a mountain of Country & Western stickers for their CDs as they still on new ones. Makes me smile.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:30pm Uncle Michael:

Jeff, he pronounce Yiddishisms about as well as ZZ Top did.
  2:32pm johnk77:

just east of east haarlem
walking distance
  2:33pm chromaphone:

Just watched the Stones doc from 2012 on Netflix. Pretty great
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:33pm melinda:

I had a brief C&W radio phase around 80-81.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:33pm Jeff Golick:

Is that the Scorsese movie, @chroma?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:34pm Uncle Michael:

I need to watch music documentaries on days the Cubs don't play.
Avatar 2:34pm βrian:

Now this one I thought was about a sweet Hungarian wine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:35pm annie:

wonder if billy boy still has offices in harlem.. oops, bushwah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:36pm Uncle Michael:

I'm going as long as I need to finish...forewarned. One more R&B set...
  2:36pm chromaphone:

No Jeff, it was something else. All about early 70s years.
  2:37pm frenchee:

THE DRUMS THE DRUMS. they are the awesomeist.
Avatar 2:38pm V Priceless:

of course!
  2:39pm chromaphone:

Love this tune
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:39pm Uncle Michael:

Oh so sadly, this is the single edit. Breaks my heart...but it's the law.
Avatar 2:39pm ndbob:

scrolling back - @Henry I remember those lists - 1974 was awful - though I do like Time In a Bottle
Avatar 2:40pm hyde:

i confess that i sold my Focus records
  2:41pm Dean:

Proud to Be an Okie: http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520248892
  2:42pm Dean:

The part where Edgar Winter sounds like Gentle Giant...
  2:43pm chromaphone:

Who needs from solos anyway ;)
  2:43pm chromaphone:

Drum not from
Avatar 2:43pm V Priceless:

Gentle Edgar, Winter Giant
Avatar 2:43pm hyde:

i saw Edgar Winter warm up for someone in the late 70's, but i don't remember who.
Avatar 2:44pm V Priceless:

wow - forgot how much of a bastardization the edit is
Avatar 2:44pm hyde:

it was at the Boston Gahden, i remember that. so it prob was either the Allman Bros or Yes.
  2:47pm Dean:

J. Geils Band?
  2:48pm Dean:

So you *will* play Tales from Topographic Oceans!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:49pm Uncle Michael:

Someday?
  2:49pm Dean:

[BTW, see the comment above about guitarist on "Jolene"?]
Avatar 2:50pm hyde:

that last dj mistake was just like the flaw that Islamic mosaicists put into their work, because only the Music Gods are perfect
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:50pm Uncle Michael:

I saw. I will re-see, later. Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:53pm Lane Gray:

Michael, a lot of the Hot 100 then was kinda laid back and mellow, and mainstream country is often pop in cowboy boots. That's, I suspect, part of the tepidity of the country.
  2:53pm Dean:

I'm struck by the absence of hits on Apple.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm Uncle Michael:

I could have played a few. Didn't.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm Uncle Michael:

Ringo's "Photograph" almost made it in.
  2:55pm Dean:

Nice.
Avatar 2:55pm V Priceless:

switching to the app = thanx, Uncle M! Have a fun, safe holiday, US peeps!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:56pm Uncle Michael:

See you later, VP! Have a good weekend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:56pm Lane Gray:

In bluegrass, 1973 saw both Act 2 and Act 3. Not hits, but some of the best modern bluegrass (the J. D. Crowe Rounder record was cool too, but later)
Avatar 2:56pm ndbob:

excellent show UM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Uncle Michael:

umm...uhh...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Jeff Golick:

This sounds...advanced...for 1973...
  2:58pm chromaphone:

Was just thinking same thing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm doctorjazz:

Getting to that time, too busy to post much but enjoyed the tunes, thanks UM!
Fun weekend all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm Uncle Michael:

I made it go away.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm Lane Gray:

I may be biased, but they're still damn good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks everyone. See you next week for Freeform Friday
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Lane Gray:

Excellent show, Michael
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm listener james from westwood:

You did 1973 proud, UM! Thanks!
Avatar 3:02pm hyde:

great stuff! thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Jeff Golick:

Thank ye for '73!
  3:03pm johnk77:

extended hinkymix
Avatar 3:03pm βrian:

All this on your Chevy Vega's 8-track, Uncle? Impressive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Webhamster Henry:

Yes, a lot of Guilty Pleasures (Not) here today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm doctorjazz:

(Great track to end on!)
  3:04pm johnk77:

this gets remixed
w/soulmakossa
  3:05pm Dean:

Another absence I was noting, Mr. Wonder. Good to hear.
  3:06pm johnk77:

riddim possible
clavinet?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm Artie Haywire:

Thanks, Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm Uncle Michael:

See yas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55am Stanley:

Just caught up. Great show and 1973 very nostalgic for me, too. Interesting to note what was going down then in America compared to England. Some crossover stuff, though. I still remember each note of Edgar Winter's Frankenstein and in the right order, too.
Thanks UM
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