Post Tagged with: "1970s"

Steely Dan Sunday, "Parker's Band" (1974)

< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Going straight from a tribute to one jazz icon right to a tribute to another jazz icon. Ha, and they call themselves a rock band?

Buck Owens – Live in Scandinavia (1970)

Among some of my Internet friends, I’m known for being into “obscure” jazz. I suppose this is true, though given the average person’s engagement with the jazz world (face it people, it’s a pretty small number, percentage-wise), the definition of “obscure” is a slippery one. Maybe I just like obscure things, period. Like this country record. Thank goodness for SundazedRead More

Gimme Five: Henry McCullough on tracks from Wings, Joe Cocker, Pink Floyd

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we had the reins over to Henry McCullough, singer-songwriter and former sideman with Paul McCartney and Wings, Joe Cocker and Spooky Tooth, among others.

Average White Band – Live at Montreux 1977 (2011)

Improperly named, the Average White Band was anything but. First off, one of the rhythm guys, at least by this point, wasn’t white. Second, and this is far more important, they funked it up with a vigor and style that would never be confused with average.

Something Else! Interview: Henry McCullough, formerly of Wings

Henry McCullough couldn’t have picked a better title for his standout new solo release, Unfinished Business. A talented musician with a roving muse, over the years he’s taken part – if only briefly – in a number of signature rock ’n’ roll moments.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "For You" (1973)

Relationships heading toward their end can often impart a kind of repelling force between the couple involved. In “For You,” a relationship has run off the rails and there’s no small amount of soul searching.

Steely Dan Sunday, "East St. Louis Toodle-oo" (1974)

< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Some fun facts about this track: 1. “East St. Louis Toodle-oo” is the only Steely Dan track in which Becker and Fagen are not in the songwriting credits. This one was written about fifty years earlier by Duke Ellington and his trumpet player, Bubber Miley.

Canned Heat, featuring Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown – Live at Montreux 1973 (2011)

Canned Heat, the doomed boogie-blues revivalists, only made a lone appearance at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival. Yet they still managed some star-crossed magic.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "The Angel" (1973)

Bruce accompanied by a lone piano, playing a sparse progression. Motorcycle outlaws (“The angel rides with hunch-backed children”)? Little kids on a bicycle adventures (“Baseball cards poked in his spokes…”)?

Steely Dan Sunday: "Barrytown" (1974)

. < >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** The popular line about “Barrytown” is that this is a song disparaging the Unification Church members and followers of its leader, Sun Myung Moon, or “moonies