1973

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    Oct 24
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    Oct 27
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the beatles album after the beatles broke up

the beatles broke up in 1970, but 3 years after that, they each released solo albums that collectively, could have been another great beatles album. 

george harrisonin 1973 george harrison's "living in the material world" was perhaps the most creative of each of their solo efforts, and this week's show features several brilliant songs from that album.

also released 40 years ago was mccartney's classic "band on the run," lennon's "mind games" and ringo's collaboration with the band also would have made some great contributions to the 1973 album that wasn't but could have been.

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    Aug 15
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    Aug 18
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1973 light and heavy

jackson browne

 

40 years of music was just all over the place: zz top was exploring tex-americana with "la grange," while british band wishbone ash (17 minutes) and dutch group focus (19 minutes) were exploring the full range of creative, instrumental, rock improv.

then there were subtle, funny, and sweet songs from jackson browne [pictured], funkiness from curtis mayfield, a strange throwback (and forgotten #1) tune by former pink floyd and beatles' engineer, norman "hurricane" smith, and bob dylan's soundtrack tune from "billy and the kid."

all the songs are here.

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    Jul 25
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    Jul 28
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love songs from 1973

ya know what? 1973 was a great year for maria muldaurlove songs.

this week you'll hear the up-tempo, live, somewhat rocking version of joni mitchell's "you turn me on, i'm a radio," and maria muldaur's [pictured] ultra sensuous "don't you feel my leg."

both simon and garfunkel sang classic love songs, as did john, paul, george, and ringo (all individually).

other great love song singers 40 years ago: stevie wonder, the whobob dylanharry nilssoncat stevens, and van morrison.

here are the songs.

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    Jul 11
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    Jul 14
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1973 - jazz-rock fusion: the best year ever

the best jazz-rock fusion music i've ever heard to this day (the most creative, explosive, fresh) was released in the year 1973.

herbie hancockhere's what happened: electric virtuoso john mclaughlin's mahavishnu orchestra (featuring brilliant  violinist, jerry goodman, amazing drummer, billy cobham, and creative keyboardist jan hammer) released 3 albums, including their best: "birds of fire." a stunning, spiritual electric masterpiece.

then herbie hancock [pictured] fused funk into the mix with his revolutionary album "headhunters," and joe zawinul, wayne shorter, mirislav vitous, and a mix of brilliant jazz-rock players helped weather report release its best album, "sweetnighter."

and, in my humble yet obviously correct opinion, the best jazz-rock fusion album of all time was released by chick corea: return to forever's "hymn of the 7th galaxy," a deep cosmic masterpiece, featuring the guy who made me quit playing bass, stanley clarke, slick sick drummer lenny white, and rock-jazz guitarist, bill connors.

all in all, an amazing fusion year.

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    Jul 04
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    Jul 07
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1973 - the apex of progressive rock

40 years ago the music world was enjoying the apex of progressive rock music. though often overly pretentious, and sometimes seriously ponderous...groups likeyes yes and emerson, lake & palmer showed us their virtuosity, sense of melody, and ability to improvise within their complex compositions. (and amazing album cover art) ... 

this week i feature side 2 from elp's "brain salad surgery," and side 4 from yes's "tales from topographic oceans" [pictured], and a couple tracks from todd rundgren's progressive psychedelic masterpiece "a wizard, a true star."