I had no idea War produced these music videos in the 1970s. This is lighthearted and definitely a different take on racial tension than what would be produced today.
Horn Sections Make Rock Better: Gotta Jibboo
I have lost a few friends over the last few years. I recently found a mix CD one of them made me. I looked at the calendar and realized today was the birthday of another of them. So in honor of my lost brothers, here’s a track from the mix CD. What, it’s not a live Phish recording? Well, the …
Horn Sections Make Rock Better: What Is Hip?
Have we featured Tower of Power before? Yes. Should we feature them again, despite the repeat of a song and a white guy dancing? Yes.
Horn Sections Make Rock Better: Sir Duke
If you need this artist explained to you, our society really has crumbled.
Horn Sections Make Rock Better: Ray Stevens and Marty Robbins
Something a little different this week. I’ve featured Ray Stevens before. I just love him. And I just found out Marty Robbins put him on his show in 1977. The whole thing is on Facebook here. My mom saw Marty Robbins in concert and said he was a nut. So I suppose they were two nuts in a shell, so …
Horn Sections Make Rock Better: Dancing in the Street
Such a happy song. And because I am of a certain vintage, I always associate it with an episode of Growing Pains: At a dance, Kirk Cameron’s character was opposed to his little sister dancing with his best friend Boner. It ended, as I recall, with this tune and the focus on just having fun. Which is certainly what this …
Horn Sections Make Rock Better: Vehicle
We’re apparently sticking with the ’70s right now.
Horn Sections Make Rock Better: Blue Heaven
At some point in my adulthood, this Southern Baptist developed some weird habits: I always listen to New Orleans music leading up to Ash Wednesday, and then I listen to Irish music leading up to St. Patrick’s Day. Today: Why not both? As featured here before, I give you the Pogues.
Horn Sections Make Rock Better: Pick Up the Pieces (live)
Apologies because I didn’t write it down, but thank you to whoever suggested Average White Band. Here they are live at Montreux in 1977. I always think of the cult film “Swingers” when I hear this song. Shows my age. (Can you believe Jon Favreau brought us that film, plus the Mandalorian, plus “Elf,” let alone his Marvel work? Yeesh!)
Horn Sections Make Rock Better: Look Back in Anger
Interestingly enough, this is our first Bowie selection. It’s from the Berlin trilogy of albums produced by Brian Eno.