9/3/19 – Christopher Cross “Sailing”
Christopher Cross got really famous right at the end of the 70’s decade. At a time when disco music had dominated the airwaves and everything else around us for years. Maybe it’s because people were sick of disco—I don’t know. Christopher Cross’ music was the opposite of disco. Well, at least the song I’m about to share with you was the opposite of disco. “Sailing” is one of the most soothing and relaxing songs you’ll ever hear.
9/4/19 – Chicago Transit Authority “Beginnings”
I’ve been listening to a lot of Chicago music lately. Specifically, Chicago Transit Authority. That’s what they called themselves in the early days. This is what you get when you assemble some master musicians all in the same room, and the chemistry is right, in every way. All of these guys loved rock and roll, but they were steeped in all kinds of musical expertise. Jazz, blues…you name it.
9/5/19 – Looking Glass “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)”
I don’t know a lot about Looking Glass. They have a song, though, that I’ve heard a million times. I think I’ve actually played it myself, at least a thousand of those times. It’s “Brandy.” And what comes next? “You’re as fine girl.” See? You know it, too! It’s a great #1 song from the summertime of 1972.
9/6/19 – Scorpions “Rock You Like A Hurricane”
Here I am, Baby! “ROCK YOU LIKE A HURRICANE!” There’s been a lot of talk about hurricanes for the last couple of weeks. And for the last few days, we’ve all gotten really worried around here, since it finally got close and finally got to North Carolina.