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  1. Warren Zevon wrote some pretty dark stuff too. Excitable Boy and Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner come to mind.
  2. Some of you old timers like me may remember that Hair made quite a splash at the time because it was the first Broadway musical that included nudity. Very contoversial and I think producer Michael Butler had a big chunk of the family fortune on the line.
  3. I'm truly impressed. I visit this site on an infrequent basis and am often amazed at the knowledge of the particpants. You guys nailed that one with next to nothing to go on. Good job!!!
  4. Brown Eyed Girl especially the sha-la-la chorus. Ask any bar band it's golden.
  5. Hey, that's not bad stuff to have stuck there. A couple months ago "Summer Samba" was in mine for weeks!
  6. I still love Bing Crosby singing "White Christmas" and just about anyone doing "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" but it's tough to beat Judy Garland.
  7. Rock: gotta go with Mick Jagger All Time: Frank Sinatra for his undeniable command of an audience.
  8. While we're talking about it how about a mention for the genius of producer Tom Dowd who was able to capture the sound and spirit of the ABB on all those great recordings. He was to the Allmans what George Martin was to the Beatles.
  9. How about Horn Bands? Look at the thread about that with plenty of good suggesitons: BS&T Chicago (ok those two are pretty obvious) Lighthouse - One Fine Morning Tower of Power - So Very Hard to Go, You're Still a Young Man, What Is Hip? Earth Wind and Fire - September, In The Stone Chase - Get It On Ides of March - Vehicle You get the idea.
  10. Oh Well - Fleetwood Mac Roundabout - Yes Over the Hills and Faraway - Led Zeppelin
  11. Both St. Louis Blues and Night Train are frequently associated with the old bump & grind.
  12. Regarding memories of the group "Chase". They were a favorite of ours in the Chicago area and my buddies and I went to see them perform every chance we got. Bill Chase had great jazz credentials and was lead trumpet in Woody Herman's big band for some time. Chase was managed by the same firm that handled the Ides of March (Vehicle) and Jim Peterik of the Ides wrote or co-wrote some of the songs on what I believe was the final Chase album. The group itself was very tight and of course the interesting thing is that the horn section was four trumpets. This was a different twist from standard horn combination of trumpet,sax, and trombone. It sure gave them a very distinctive sound and every one of those guys could absolutely scream on the horn. It was quite a shock when the accident happened.
  13. I'm about 99.9% sure that it was written by Jimmy Webb. Definitely a "good time" kind of tune.
  14. Bluesboy's list would include most of the folks that come to my mind immediately. Cole Porter would probably be at the top (no pun intended for those who know his music). I'd also add Walter Donaldson. A more contemporary guy who I miss terribly is Steve Goodman.
  15. I really enjoy the covers performed by fingerstyle guitar artist Laurence Juber. You may remember him as a former guitarist for Wings. Also recently heard "And Your Bird Can Sing" by Matthew Sweet and Susana Hoffs on their very enjoyable album "Under the Covers".
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