1970

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    Feb 14
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    Feb 17
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the 1970 beatles album that could have happened

the last recording the beatles famously made was 1969's "abbey road." but a year later, all four of them were still at the top of their game, energetically, creatively, albeit individually, each releasing solo albums.

john lennonwhat would a 1970 paul mccartneybeatles album have sounded like? like this week's show.

this week i've created the beatles' 1970 album that never happened, featuring their 1970 songs & sequences (side 1 and 2) they would have likely be released if... here are the track listings.

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    Jan 31
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  • Sun
    Feb 03
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the best year ever - part 2

the best year of music of all time? last week i skimmed the surface and shared 81 tracks of that year, as i made my case for 1970. not convinced crosby stills nash youngyet? well, i couldn't even present the highlights, so this week you'll hear great moments from 78 songs.

take a deep breath and listen to the best music from the best albums ever made by janis joplin, simon & garfunkel, donovancrosby stills nash & young [left], eric clapton, nick drake, randy newman & wishbone ash (who are, in my opinion, the musical forefathers of umphrey's mcgee).wishbone ash

if nothing else, enjoy the almost insane compression of 78 great tracks into a one hour flow. see if you don't agree that it was the best year ever.

toddThis week wraps up my very brief overview of the music of 1970. I didn't want to repeat artists or albums that produced several creative, long-lasting songs. Artists like Neil Young, Led Zepellin, The Beach Boys, Three Dog Night, Wishbone Ash, Procul Harum, Cat Stevens, Paul McCartney, Van Morrison, and John Lennon, all released incredibly brilliant albums with songs that are still being sung today. This show features classics you know well, like Edwin Starr's "War" and Santana's "Samba pa it," as well as songs you've never heard before (or maybe forgotten), like Wishbone Ash's "Phoenix" and Todd Rundgren's "Birthday song." 

I may conduct a contest in the near future for listeners to vote on the most creative year in music. It's safe to say that 1970 would be in the top 3, and quite possibly should wind up #1.