Post Tagged with: "Peter Cetera"

Chicago, “Mama Mama” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Mama Mama” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

There’s nothing deep or profound, to be sure, about Peter Cetera’s “Mama Mama,” yet the sentiment on this ‘Chicago X’ deep cut is pure and sincere.

Chicago, “Another Rainy Day in New York City” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Another Rainy Day in New York City” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Robert Lamm’s cinematic “Another Rainy Day in New York City” is ruined by Peter Cetera’s worst Chicago vocal performance to date.

Chicago, “If You Leave Me Now” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “If You Leave Me Now” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

I know “If You Leave Me Now” was Chicago’s first No. 1 hit, but maybe they should strike it from the setlist permanently.

Chicago, “Skin Tight” from Chicago X (1976): Saturday in the Park

Chicago, “Skin Tight” from Chicago X (1976): Saturday in the Park

“Skin Tight” makes for a nice little trip back to the kind of gutty rhythm and blues that Chicago was once known for.

Chicago, “Hideaway” from Chicago VIII (1975): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Hideaway” from Chicago VIII (1975): Saturdays in the Park

As Chicago’s “Hideaway” illustrates, Peter Cetera could and did rock. But was this the beginning of the end?

Chicago, “Anyway You Want” from Chicago VIII (1975): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Anyway You Want” from Chicago VIII (1975): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago’s “Anyway You Want” sounds like Peter Cetera dashed it off in five minutes. And this is the lead-off song for ‘Chicago VIII’?

Chicago, “Call on Me” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Call on Me” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Combining a catchy melody, a good story, amazing brass and prominent percussion, Chicago’s “Call on Me” is a purely enjoyable listen.

Chicago, “Wishing You Were Here” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Wishing You Were Here” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Is this Peter Cetera-composed, Terry Kath-sung track the best ballad in Chicago’s canon, or just one of many highs?

Chicago, “(I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “(I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

If Chicago had to go mainstream, this track was the way to do it. No apologies were necessary.

Chicago, “Happy Man” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Happy Man” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

“Happy Man’ is the least-bombastic vocal Peter Cetera ever recorded with Chicago, and I’m including “If You Leave Me Now.”

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