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.
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.
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.
No words necessary. just a twenty-minute balm for hurting times.
Taken from the él Records release, Today.
Welsh progressive rockers Blonde On Blonde overcame the loss of their frontman and visionary, releasing two promising but ultimately commercially unsuccessful albums.
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.
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.
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.
Sunshine pop for a rainy day? Why not?!?