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Charley Pride

Song Of The Day: Charley Pride, “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'”

We remember the late Charley Pride, the country crooner who broke racial lines in an all-white genre, who passed away this weekend at the age of 86.


Song Of The Day: America, “Jameroony”

The Recoup Song Of The Day for Wednesday, May 6th is “Jameroony” by America, taken from the Omnivore Recordings release, Heritage II: Demos/Alternate Takes 1971-1976.

Bobby Hatfield

Bobby Hatfield: Stay With Me: The Richard Perry Sessions (Omnivore Recordings)

At the end of 1971, Righteous Brother Bobby Hatfield held a recording session with producer Richard Perry in preparation for his second solo album. Stay With Me offers up the fruits of that long-lost and relatively unknown session, and show a masterful singer at work.

Song Of The Day: Marvin Gaye, What’s Going On (Side One)

No words necessary. just a twenty-minute balm for hurting times.

Song Of The Day: The Dudley Moore Trio, “Song For Suzy”

Taken from the él Records release, Today.

Blonde On Blonde: Rebirth/Reflections On A Life (Esoteric Recordings)

Welsh progressive rockers Blonde On Blonde overcame the loss of their frontman and visionary, releasing two promising but ultimately commercially unsuccessful albums.

Gerry Rafferty: Can I Have My Money Back? (Esoteric Recordings)

Gerry Rafferty’s 1971 debut album, Can I Have My Money Back? was a record that should have been a major hit; unfortunately, it was largely ignored, and led to the formation of his band Stealers Wheel.

Ravi Shankar: In Hollywood, 1971 (Northern Spy)

This lost Ravi Shankar performance captures him in an intimate, early morning living room show in June, 1971. A famous friend was in attendance, and the genesis of the first rock and roll benefit concert was borne here.

Nico: BBC Session 1971 (Gearbox)

These four songs capture the enigmatic Nico live, and still stand the test of time, while being a short and sweet greatest hits of an artist who still defies classification.

3AM Eternal: The Fortunes, “Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again” (1971)

Sunshine pop for a rainy day? Why not?!?