Saturday, June 29, 2013
40 year itch: Those We Missed from June of 1973
One of the most sampled records of all time, "Bongo Rock" was celebrated in a 2006 article by Will Hermes for The New York Times. as the "National Anthem of Hop-Hop". The mastermind behind this album of mostly re-imagined surf tunes is Michael Viner, who produced soundtracks for Frankie and Annette movies. In June of 1973 the album popped up briefly in the 190's of the Billboard 200.
Willie Nelson's first masterpiece was recorded after Nelson moved to Austin, TX. Talk about crossover artists! Here's where Nelson began to attract both hippies and redneck audiences. A great starting point to discover the cult of Willie.
Roger McGuinn tries on all kinds of hats on his first solo album: the new Dylan ("I'm So Restless"); the CSN&Y style rocker ("My New Woman"); and the chuggin' pre-Petty tunesmith ("Lost My Driving Wheel"). Check it out!
The six and a half foot tall Chicago by way of Texas electric blues guitar giant Freddie King released his final album for Leon Russell's Shelter Records. They all sold well. The Allman Brothers covered the title track on Hitting a High Note.
Also didn't get around to Chicago VI and several others.