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Chris Akanora

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  1. Eleven years later, "Fragile" is found. It isn't Fogelberg after all; it's Barow Davidian, and the song is called "So Fragile". The guitar work is as described. Like the Fogelberg piece, it was recorded at the Red Herring in Urbana, Illinois. 


    Another memory solved, beautifully. Thank you to my colleague Bluejay Young, and Hans-Klopek of Reddit's Name That Song.


    Barow Davidian - Folk & Music from the Red Herring, 1971, vol. 2 - So Fragile

  2. This is what I mean about my being obsessive.

    Soon after I posted that, I returned to the station I'd heard it on (Chios FM "Lovely Greek Radio") and found that they were repeating their playlist over about an eight- or nine-hour period. I kept listening and when the song came back on I wasn't even aware of it at first; it was extremely quiet and unobtrusive. And I did manage to identify it! Thanks to Soundhound! (Shazam didn't have a thing! Always have both apps on your phone.)

    Here is the song.
    The Whalers - Paddle Easy - Lighthouse

  3. ETA: I did find them at last. The band was called Bohemia, and they were very hard to find because there are several bands by that name. They were not British but a post-punk group from Chicago.

    The voice on the monitor summons me down the corridor

    Dr. Werner, Dr. Werner, 1 1 1 2 9

    Come across my visual screen, I want to know just where you've been

    Dr. Werner, Dr. Werner, 1 1 1 2 9

    Covering his face with his hands, he avoided the monitor's wrath

    He hid in the closet 'til half past six and slid from the video monitor's path

    and slid from the video monitor's path

    The voice on the monitor summons me down the corridor

    Dr. Werner, Dr. Werner, 1 1 1 2 9

    Oh Dr. Werner, Dr. Werner, 1 1 1 2 9

    (because he says "vun vun vun two nine" it sounds like "fun fun fun tonight"

  4. It is an alt.rock song, very upbeat and bouncy, must be very recent, one of those where the (male) lead vocalist sings the lyrics in a very fast-paced manner similar to rap but singing, not chanting. The only lyrics I managed to make out were the words "stream of consciousness". They were in a verse and not a refrain.  Just in case, I've checked and there's no song with that title that fits the description.

    I didn't have my phone with me, so I couldn't turn on Shazam or Soundhound to find out what it was. Thanks.

  5. In a discussion on youtube about the late Technicolor Web of Sound, one contributor mentioned the "new 'old' songs"/"new classic rock" movement. I knew there had to be one. Point me in the right direction, I can't find a damn thing on Goggle.

  6. I haven't found "Corners" but I think I've located the track I remembered as "It Must Be." It's actually called "It Is As It Must Be" and it's by Man. Since I don't remember how it sounded at the time, and this is definitely the kind of music Jody Anderson played on her WLRW Underground show all the time, it makes sense that this is probably it. They have some pretty impressive live stuff on youtube also.

  7. Hey, little girl

    Comb your hair, fix your makeup

    Soon he will open the door

    Don't think because there's a ring on your finger

    You needn't try any more*

    For wives should always be lovers too

    Run to his arms the moment he comes home to you

    I'm warning you.

    Day after day

    There are girls at the office

    And men will always be men

    Don't send him off with your hair still in curlers

    You may not see him again...

    Hey, little girl

    Better wear something pretty

    Something you'd wear to go to the city

    And dim all the lights,

    Pour the wine, start the music

    Time to get ready for love...

    Time to get ready...

    Jack Jones

    "Wives & Lovers"

    single, Kapp 551, 1963

    Written by Bacharach & David

    Talk about the feminine mystique! Back when this was written, a girl was anyone under thirty and the key to life was "getting" and "keeping" a man.

    Today, the "girl" wouldn't appreciate being called that, and she probably either owns her own business or is out working two jobs of her own just to live and pay the bills.

    *And if you like it then you should have put a ring on it!

  8. Earlier, I asked about a recording of a Fogelberg song and you guys were most helpful, especially Phil. 'Anyway I Love You/Let Me Go'

    There is another song I need help identifying from the same time period. I'm sure this was Fogelberg with the same woman as in the above example. The song title was "Fragile". All I remember is the words "Fragile, 'til it dies" and "So fragile it could die." And it had some really beautiful guitar work.

  9. Well, here's my 2011 update. No luck so far. I remember talking to Lavern White who had been WLRW station manager at the time, I spoke with him back in the early 80s and he knew what I was talking about but he didn't know what the song was either. He died in 1993.

    My next step is to find newspaper articles about the station from that time period.

    Every now and then I search on "1969 instrumental rock" or "1969 instrumental progressive" just to see what turns up. I've found a lot of great tunes I'd forgotten existed, but not that one.

    But I haven't given up. After all the old stuff I'd forgotten about which has turned up on line, music related and not, I think it's only a matter of time until I track it down.

  10. The community station I listened to in 1969-72 used to play an amazing rendition of Fogelberg's "Anyway I Love You" montaged with another song apparently called "Let Me Go".

    It was sung with a plain acoustic guitar, by a male and female duo whom I always assumed (incorrectly, I now realize) were Richard and Linda Thompson.

    It started out with the lyrics and one chorus of "Anyway I Love You", and then went into this:

    Let me go, I've had my share of heartaches.

    Let me go, I've had my share of pain.

    Let me go, I've had my share of in between the lines


    And it's just about the season

    And it's just about the day

    And it's just about the easiest thing

    To break right down and say

    Let me go -- oh, oh

    Oh, it's time for me to fly

    Let me go -- oh, oh

    Before I die.

    Let me go, you've put me through the wringer

    Let me go, you've taken all my [can't remember]

    Let me go, you took my love and squeezed it till it's dry


    Somebody help me out? I want it on my current car playlist.

  11. Awesome music, amazing sounds, so plentiful back then. If you could DX it was even better.

    I've been reminded that the song may have been by a local group. My current plan is to call and/or write (postal mail) to all the stations in the area and obtain contact information for programmers or announcers from that time.

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