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05/21/2021 11:56 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by Pink Floyd
(153 plays) | (1 fan)

'Meddle' is the 6th album from Pink Floyd, and was a group effort with lyrical contributions from each member, in contrast to later albums unified by a central theme with lyrics written entirely by Roger Waters. "Fearless" fades into "You'll Never Walk Alone," which is a song from Carousel, a musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein. However, the song appears to have been recorded at a soccer match, hence the cheers and chanting at the end. This is because Liverpool fans use this as their anthem. It appears that at the end, the multitude is chanting "Liverpool." https://bit.ly/3ytIBFf
05/21/2021 11:53 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Love Her Madly
by The Dears
(12 plays) | (0 fans)

The final Doors album to feature Jim Morrison as lead singer during his lifetime, 'L.A. Woman' was released in April 1971 and is heavily influenced by blues music. Lynn Veres Krieger, the subject of Love Her Madly, was a go-go dancer from New Jersey who met The Doors in New York in 67 at the Ondine discotheque – a place frequented by The Velvet Underground and Andy Warhol’s Factory crowd. She caught Morrison’s eye when her falsies slipped out of her bra, and they had a brief fling, before she gravitated to Robby. Lynn and Robby would marry in 1972. Krieger didn’t put "Love Her Madly" onto cassette – he didn’t own one. “I came into our workshop on La Cienega and sung them the song. It was a bluesy, almost folk-rock thing that Arthur Lee and Love could have done. Ray Manzarek put on some great classical harpsichord-style keyboards, and John Densmore added a military drum and a shuffle, so it had a slightly Latin feel. "It was an easy-listening song, but Jim loved that; he liked to croon. When he wanted to he could sing like Frank Sinatra, who he listened to a lot. Jim made it different and better. His favourite part was the line: ‘All your love is gone, so sing a lonely song/Of a deep blue dream, seven horses seem, to be on the mark’. "Jim always told me: ‘Put in something that makes the listener confused’. It didn’t mean much – seven horses were like a lucky omen. Jim liked horse racing from his Florida days. The bit about ‘seem to be on the mark’ simply fitted the military rhythm.” https://bit.ly/3c34SR1
05/21/2021 11:49 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Rock & Roll
by Led Zeppelin
(18 plays) | (0 fans)

The untitled fourth album from Led Zeppelin, commonly referred to as 'Led Zeppelin IV', is most notable for featuring the band's signature song "Stairway to Heaven." AllMusic said "album is a monolithic record, defining not only Led Zeppelin but the sound and style of '70s hard rock. Even at its most basic -- the muscular, traditionalist "Rock and Roll" -- the album has a grand sense of drama, which is only deepened by Robert Plant's burgeoning obsession with mythology, religion, and the occult." Read more from this 5 star rated album: https://bit.ly/344WNqr Led Zeppelin perform their song "Rock And Roll" live in Knebworth, UK in 1979: https://youtu.be/FeJkDewhTEw
05/21/2021 11:45 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Mambo Sun
by T. Rex
(98 plays) | (0 fans)

The 6th album from T. Rex, 'Electric Warrior' is credited as the first glam rock album, pioneering the development of the glam scene. Pitchfork said: "Fundamentally, 'Electric Warrior' served as the blueprint for glam and—filtered through the filth of New York Dolls and the Sex Pistols—the genesis of punk’s attitude, if not its sound." https://bit.ly/2SdB5Oq
05/21/2021 11:42 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Help Somebody
by Earth Wind & Fire
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Earth, Wind & Fire's debut album has been called one of the band's essential recordings. The lyrics of each song focus on love, community and knowledge in reference to the civil rights movement - as alternatives to hopelessness. https://bit.ly/3fAmZ1A
05/21/2021 11:39 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
What's Happening Brother
by Marvin Gaye
(13 plays) | (0 fans)

The central theme of "What's Going On" and the album of the same name came from Marvin Gaye's own life. When his brother Frankie returned from Vietnam, Gaye noticed that his outlook had changed. He put himself in his brother's shoes and wrote a song that stands among the most tuneful works of consciousness-raising in American music. https://n.pr/2Ru1wzr Marvin Gaye performing "What's Going On/What's Happening Brother" live 1972 in Chicago, Illinois: https://youtu.be/ppvBWIzvPvU Marvin Gaye’s iconic album 'What’s Going On' is presented as a visual album for its 50th anniversary. Here is the visualizer for "What's Happening Brother": https://youtu.be/UyRws-t7ks4
05/21/2021 11:30 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Cry Baby
by Janis Joplin
(1 play) | (0 fans)

'Pearl' was the second and final album by Janis Joplin, released posthumously, three months after her death. The album showcases her extraordinary vocals, as well as the Full Tilt Boogie Band, her final touring unit. Written in 1963 for Garnet Mimms and the Enchanters, Janis put her own blues rock spin on "Cry Baby" when she covered it in 1970. https://bit.ly/3fdPm6R
05/21/2021 11:26 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters

The final album recorded by the original Funkadelic lineup, 'Maggot Brain' is considered by many as one of the greatest albums of all time. The band explores psychedelic funk fusion, and deals with issues such as interracial love and public paranoia. Lyrically, "You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks" draws upon images that reach into the tight kinship of an anonymous interracial relationship set in the poverty-stricken inner city. Many of the images come from a similar spirit found in concurrent releases from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and perhaps most pointedly Gil Scott Heron. https://bit.ly/3hKrPMs
05/21/2021 11:24 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Ain't No Sunshine
by Bill Withers
(25 plays) | (1 fan)

'Just As I Am' was the debut studio album from soul musician Bill Withers, and features his hits "Ain't No Sunshine," and "Grandma's Hands." This was Withers' first hit. After spending nine years in the US Navy, he had a job at a factory making parts for airplanes when he was introduced to Booker T. Jones from Booker T. & the MG's. Booker was an elite session musician with Stax Records, where Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and many other soul legends recorded. He brought in some other top-notch musicians, including Stephen Stills on lead guitar, and produced this album for Withers, who was 32 when it was recorded. https://bit.ly/3fB24vb Bill Withers playing "Ain't No Sunshine" live BBC in 1972: https://youtu.be/CC15GhiZJzE
05/21/2021 11:19 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by Leonard Cohen
(35 plays) | (1 fan)

Leaonard Cohen's 'Songs of Love and Hate' includes some of his most famous compositions, including "Joan of Arc," "Avalanche," and "Famous Blue Raincoat." Avalanche's lyrics are based on a poem he had previously written. He acknowledged in a 1992 interview with Paul Zollo that his "chop", his unique pattern of playing classical guitar, is behind many of his early songs, and this one features Cohen's trademark fast, syncopated classical guitar pattern as the accompaniment on the recording of the song. https://bit.ly/3vbhDQW Here is Leonard Cohen playing "Avalanche" live in Boston in 1993: https://youtu.be/xW-AwtdNsZY
05/21/2021 11:16 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Stopover Bombay
by Alice Coltrane
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

Alice Coltrane's 4th studio album reflects her interest in Indian classical music and religion. "Stopover Bombay" refers to a five-week stay in India and Sri Lanka on which Coltrane was due to go in December 1970. https://bit.ly/3f6Uidj
05/21/2021 11:13 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by David Bowie
(64 plays) | (0 fans)

The lyrics on David Bowie's 'Hunky Dory' range from the compulsive nature of artistic reinvention on "Changes", to occultism and Nietzschean philosophy on "Oh! You Pretty Things" and "Quicksand." He was also inspired by his US tour to write songs dedicated to three American icons: Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan, and Lou Reed. David Bowie performing Changes live at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1973: https://youtu.be/xMQ0Ryy01yE
05/21/2021 11:10 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters

Though they boasted one of the sweetest voices in soul music with Eugene Record, the Chi-Lites broke away from that format for 1971's '(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People'. Influenced by the growing social consciousness of soul music during the early '70s (especially Sly & the Family Stone and the solo debut of fellow Chicagoan Curtis Mayfield), Record wrote a pair of songs (the title track and "We Are Neighbors") evoking not only deep frustration but also a plea for hope and unity that challenging times demanded. https://bit.ly/3udrZOO
05/21/2021 11:06 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Theme From "Shaft"
by Isaac Hayes
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Isaac Hayes' "Theme from Shaft," was the signature song of the 1971 blaxploitation crime action film. The track went on to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song, making Isaac the first Black American to win any Academy Award in a non-acting category. Isaac Hayes performing "Shaft" live 1973: https://youtu.be/L2cHkMwzOiM
05/21/2021 11:03 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters

"Flyin' High (In the Friendly Sky)", which took its title from a United Airlines tag, "fly the friendly skies", dealt with dependence on heroin. The lyric, "I know, I'm hooked my friend, to the boy, who makes slaves out of men", references heroin as "boy", which was slang for the drug. https://bit.ly/3v4mjrH Marvin Gaye’s iconic album 'What’s Going On' is presented as a visual album for its 50th anniversary. Here is the visualizer for "Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky)": https://youtu.be/piHWpH5cyrQ