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6156. Mac Davis - Lucas Was a Redneck

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From: Stop and Smell the Roses ; Year: 1974; Genre: Funk/Country/Blues Something quite different for this Funky Friday . Here's a country-funk gem from the extremely prolific songwriter and performer Mac Davis; even though this is the first song that I have chosen by him, I can guarantee I have chose some that he wrote. Boy, he does get right to the point and cuts deep in this commentary about the titular Lucas in a bluesy country funk style that I wouldn't be surprised to hear Primus do a cover of.   Hear Lucas Was a Redneck on YouTube.       My song pick 1 year ago today: Carmen - People Dressed in Black   My song pick 2 years ago today: Boston - We're Ready   My song pick 3 years ago today: Alestorm - Treasure Island   My song pick 4 years ago today: The Human League - Do or Die   My song pick 5 years ago today: Humble Pie - Get Down To It My song pick 6 years ago today: King Crimson - Exiles My song pick 7 years ago today: Soundgarden - By Crooked Steps My song

6155. Boyz II Men - In the Still of the Night (I'll Remember)

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From: Cooleyhighharmony ; Year: 1992; Genre: Doo-Wop/R&B I don't know how someone could listen to this cover of the classic doo-wop mainstay originally recorded by The Five Satins and not have a smile on your face or at least a feeling of content. It has been interesting revisiting Cooleyhighharmony and realizing just how many memories from my early to mid teens that are tied to Boyz II Men's earlier work. Anyway, it was originally recorded as part of the soundtrack to the miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream and became an instant giant hit. Whilst it did not originally make it on their debut record, it was included on subsequent releases and is among the band's top songs.   Hear In the Still of the Night (I'll Remember) on YouTube.       My song pick 1 year ago today: The Jimi Hendrix Experience - One Rainy Wish   My song pick 2 years ago today: April Wine - Cat's Claw   My song pick 3 years ago today: Alphaville - Big In Japan   My song pick 4 years

6154. Sol Ho'opi'i - Fascinating Rhythm

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From: Master of the Hawaiian Guitar, Volume Two ; Year: 1987 (1938); Genre: Swing Jazz/Hit Parade/Hawaiian Every time I hear this master of music, I am in awe; his music just for some reason doesn't sound dated to me personally, even though much of his music is over 75 years old. Anyway, this is his very unique take on the George Gershwin classic, (even though it wasn't that old of a song at the time he recorded it), and as I said, it has aged incredibly well. Also, back in 2012 Sol Ho'opi'i's recording was made part of the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry list.   Hear Fascinating Rhythm on YouTube.       My song pick 1 year ago today: Kenny Rogers & the First Edition - Something's Burning   My song pick 2 years ago today: Queen - I Can't Live With You   My song pick 3 years ago today: Deep Purple - Throw My Bones   My song pick 4 years ago today: Foghat - Night Shift My song pick 5 years ago today: Rammstein - Los My song pick 6

6153. Ultravox - Visions in Blue

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From: Quartet ; Year: 1982; Genre: New Wave Whilst taking a couple of minutes to really "get going," I actually love that long build and how it comes back down; it adds a lot to the song's dynamics.   Hear Visions in Blue on YouTube.       My song pick 1 year ago today: Miami Sound Machine - Bad Boy   My song pick 2 years ago today: The Northern Pikes - She Ain't Pretty   My song pick 3 years ago today: Parliament - Wizard of Finance   My song pick 4 years ago today: ABBA - Super Trouper   My song pick 5 years ago today: Pallas - Ghost My song pick 6 years ago today: UB40 - Here I Am (Come and Take Me) My song pick 7 years ago today: The Charlie Daniels Band - Long Haired Country Boy My song pick 8 years ago today: Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) - Lodi My song pick 9 years ago today: Lynyrd Skynyrd - All I Can Do Is Write About It My song pick 10 years ago today: Frank Zappa - Montana My song pick 11 years ago today: Boston - Don't Look Back My

6152. The Thermals - An Ear For Baby

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From: The Body, The Blood, The Machine ; Year: 2006; Genre: Indie Rock I've kept coming back to the somewhat prophetic concept album as of late; this is one of the darker tracks amongst a lot of darkness on it. However, I've always found The Thermals' music quite odd in that if you don't really focus too much on the lyrics they come off as just some really good upbeat songs. Very interesting is that I was first introduced to them and this album through the soundtrack of an NHL 2K video game over 15 years ago and have liked the band since having it play whilst engaged in a hockey fight.   Hear An Ear For Baby on YouTube.       My song pick 1 year ago today: Hawkwind - Jack of Shadows   My song pick 2 years ago today: George Clinton - Maximumisness   My song pick 3 years ago today: Bruce Hornsby & The Range - Look Out Any Window   My song pick 4 years ago today: Marillion - This Strange Engine   My song pick 5 years ago today: 10cc - Good Morning Judge My song pi

6151. Daniel Boone - Beautiful Sunday

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From: Beautiful Sunday ; Year: 1972; Genre: Pop/Rock It's one of the first really warm days of the year thus far and I thought that I'd choose an appropriate song as well. This is one that I have not heard in ages, but is some fun early '70s pop to enjoy spring getting underway to.   Hear Beautiful Sunday on YouTube.       My song pick 1 year ago today: The Jimmy Castor Bunch - Hallucinations   My song pick 2 years ago today: The Kinks - Sleepwalker   My song pick 3 years ago today: Carmen - The Horseman   My song pick 4 years ago today: Daniel Lanois - That's The Way It Is   My song pick 5 years ago today: Raspberries - Go All The Way My song pick 6 years ago today: The Thermals - Test Pattern My song pick 7 years ago today: Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie My song pick 8 years ago today: The Beatles - For You Blue My song pick 9 years ago today: Boston - I Had a Good Time My song pick 10 years ago today: Sky - FIFO (suite) My song pick 11 years ago t

6150. Alive 'N Kickin' - Tighter, Tighter

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From: Alive 'N Kickin' ; Year: 1970; Genre: Pop/Rock One I have not heard in some time, but it was on my brain a bit recently, so I am picking it today. Apparently, Alive 'N Kickin' is categorized as a "one hit wonder," with this being that hit, which is apt. While they did not have much success afterward, they have been together for the most part since the late '70s and also had a second studio album released in 1980.   Hear Tighter, Tighter on YouTube.       My song pick 1 year ago today: Sweet - Call Me   My song pick 2 years ago today: Lou Rawls - Groovy People   My song pick 3 years ago today: Marillion - Dry Land   My song pick 4 years ago today: Ray Davies - The Getaway   My song pick 5 years ago today: Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) - Keep On Chooglin' My song pick 6 years ago today: The Jimmy Castor Bunch - Luther the Anthropoid (Ape Man) My song pick 7 years ago today: Pallas - Falling Down My song pick 8 years ago today: Gordon