6/3/19 – Dr. John “Right Place, Wrong Time”
I’ve got some good old rock n roll boogie blues for you this morning…some New Orleans boogie woogie stuff from one of The Big EZ’s finest, DR. JOHN! Malcolm John Rebennack is revered in New Orleans, and well respected among music fans everywhere! He’s a singer, a songwriter, keyboard player and guitarist, who combines a lot of different styles into his music, including jazz and even a little Zydeco-sounding stuff every now and then.
6/4/19 – Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam “Miles From Nowhere”
English musician CAT STEVENS has been a big influence on me! I’ve always loved his music, starting in 1970, when he released an album called “Tea For The Tillerman.” The next year, he followed that one up with “Teaser and The Firecat.” At a time when I was listening to a lot of straight-up rock and roll, and, as always, a lot of soul… Cat Stevens came along and made me relax. Calm down. And sometimes even think.
6/5/19 – Elton John “Your Song”
I have Elton John’s music in my head today…and a lot of it! And you know he has so many great songs I’m going to be humming his tunes all day! I went to a special preview showing of “Rocketman” last night at Silverspot Cinema here in Chapel Hill. It’s the story of the life of Elton John (real name: Reginald Dwight,) and his career in music, and it was even better than I thought it would be!
6/6/19 – Jim Croce “Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels)”
There were so many great singer/songwriters in the early 70’s. James Taylor, Carole King, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, and so many others, but if the name, JIM CROCE is not on your list, maybe it should be. I think he would be a lot more famous today, if he hadn’t been killed in a plane crash when he was just 30 years old. It was 1973, at the height of his popularity! Jim Croce is probably best-known for “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown,” and “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim,” a couple of up-tempo songs that told humorous stories.
6/7/19 – The Staple Singers “Respect Yourself”
Talk about your basic classic soul! “the Music in My Head” today puts the spotlight on THE STAPLE SINGERS, and a song this great family group did called “Respect Yourself!”
The song came out in 1971 and was a mighty big hit all over the country. It actually became something of an anthem for African Americans all over the nation urging young people to earn respect, by respecting others…By doing the right thing.