Sunday, October 09, 2022

October 2020 Mi’lann "The Will" Robin Lane, Chris Blackwell The Islander, Blue Largo, Eric Andersen, John Batdorf, John Cale, Nelson Slater, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Terri Lee, Munk Duane

 

#1  The Islander - Chris Blackwell with Paul Morley

Audio narrated by Bill Nighy   

The Islander
By Chris Blackwell
Read by Bill Nighy

 
In the vein of Sound Man and The Soundtrack of My Life, a lyrical, warmhearted, and inspirational memoir from the founder of Island Records about his astonishing life and career helping to bring reggae music to the world stage and working with Bob Marley, U2, Grace Jones, Cat Stevens, and many other icons.

Chris Blackwell, like the paradigm-shifting artists he came to support over his sixty-plus years in the music business, never took the conventional route. He grew up between Jamaica and London, crossing paths with Ian Fleming, Noel Coward, and Errol Flynn. After being expelled from an elite British school for rebellious behavior in 1954 at age seventeen, he moved back to Jamaica, and within five years, founded Island Records—the company that would make an indelible mark on music, shifting with the times, but always keeping its core identity intact.

The Islander is the story of Blackwell and his cohorts at Island Records, who time and again, identified, nurtured, and broke out musicians who had been overlooked by bigger record labels, including Steve Winwood, Nick Drake, John Martyn, and Cat Stevens. After an impromptu meeting with Bob Marley and his bandmates in 1972, Blackwell decided to fund and produce their groundbreaking album Catch a Fire. He’d go on to work with Marley over the rest of his career, remain his close friend, and continually champion Jamaican culture and reggae music.

In the ensuing years, Blackwell worked with U2, Grace Jones, the B-52s, Tom Waits, Robert Palmer, Tom Tom Club, and many other groundbreaking artists. He also opened the first Jamaican boutique hotel, on the property of Ian Fleming’s former home, Goldeneye, where all the James Bond books were written.

Blackwell is a legendary as well as deeply humble raconteur, and reading The Islander is like spending a day with the most interesting man in the world. https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Islander/Chris-Blackwell/9781797143750

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2)ROBIN LANE




3)Eric Andersen

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4)John Batdorf  


Song By”
John Batdorf and Michael McLean 2022
BATMAC MUSIC BMI / Shining Star Music ASCAP

Acoustic Guitars/Vocals/Bass/Keys/Percussion By:John Batdorf
Electric Guitars and Mandolin By: Michael Dowdle
BGVs By: Bill Batstone
Fiddle By: Scott Foxx
Produced and Arranged By John Batdorf/John Batdorf Music

Lyrics

I’m not a wannabe cowboy
And I’m not at home on the range
I like to fish, but that’s about it
And Cowboy hats make me feel strange
But the road took a turn that surprised me
And I’m more than just down on my luck
If I was a drinkin’ man, I’d probably take my van
Down to the bar that’s surrounded by trucks
Though I never liked country songs much

So I can’t soothe my soul in a bottle
My woman I’d never forsake
I’m not church goin’ and God isn’t showin’ me
Where guys like me catch a break
So I’m here on the highway just drivin’
But I’m feelin’ Roy Rogers nearby
He’s smilin’ at me and singing a melody
And I’ll be damned if I know why
It kind of makes me wanna cry

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5)A World Without Soul, Blue Largo

A driving Louisiana pop/R & B six minute and seven second tribute to soul music with references to James Brown and others.  Immediately draws you in with thick production and a stellar performance.   #JoeViglioneMedia 






Special notes on Blue Largo's music video. 

“A World Without Soul.” 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BscyZ4cvPI


6)Richard X Heyman    67,.000 Miles An Album 


 7)The Look of Love  Dusty Springfield

This magnificent song added to Joe V's Piano Concert setlist


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8)GYPSY EYES, BOB WOLFMAN HENDRIX TRIBUTE


GREAT REVIEW ON NPR 

Wolfman and the friend he came with left the shop with Hendrix, who invited them to join him at a restaurant for a steak dinner. Afterward, on the sidewalk, Wolfman bade Hendrix adieu as the guitarist was about to get into a cab. Hendrix had other ideas, and invited them back to his small flat in Greenwich Village to hang out. They stayed until dawn.

“We talked, we jammed, we drank wine and talked about music, what he wanted to do with it, and hot-wiring pickups,” Wolfman recalls. “The main focus was we were hoping music would really raise the consciousness of people worldwide, that it would really change humanity for the better, the philosophical, spiritual bent, if you will.”

They met up several times over the next couple years — Wolfman was in bands playing venues in the Catskills and Hendrix had a place in Monticello — and there were further jams. A 16-year-old Wolfman was onstage at Woodstock near the Marshall amps — “It was intense and immense and really life-changing. ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ was so emotional because I felt what Jimi was conveying was his hatred and disgust with the Vietnam War.”

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9)John Cale   





10)Mi’lann  "The Will"  

The exquisitely beautiful Mi'laan's "The Will" opens with dreamy pop/ambient sensibilities, its four minute and fifteen second journey taking the listener through its atmospheric feel and message.  The production and vocal work in unison to bring the love affair front and center.  With gratitude and introspection the artist tenderly notes "we will always be together."   A sensational love excursion.


11)The Look of Love   Eydie Gorme'


12)Isaac Hayes   THE LOOK OF LOVE



13)Nelson Slater  "The Chance is Ours"
October 22, 2022 on Facebook 



#14  PANIC  by Nelson Slater
#15   The Whole World  Nelson Slater
https://soundcloud.com/nelson-slater/the-whole-world  
16) Munk Duane  "Myths"  4:01
This is a fantastic song, "Where's the tiiiiiiiimmmmme....." from a great selection of songs. Thanks Bob Nelson at WMWM for discovering this.   https://www.munkduane.com/


Myths

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17)Mama Cass Eliot
Easy Come Easy Go  (1st version)



18)Jack Jones   "What I Did For Love"
Jack Jones, What I Did For Love, #18 on the Joe Vig Top 40 https://youtu.be/bhR1uiy-zWQ  

19)Chorus Line
What I Did For Love

20) Terry Lee   "Nasty But Nice"
4,683 views Premiered Nov 18, 2021 Pleased to announce Terri Lee's music video debut of her song "Nasty But Nice" of her CD also titled "Nasty But Nice"


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21)Just Like Me   Paul Revere and the Raiders
Just Like Me Paul Revere and the Raiders https://youtu.be/Z6TE2udxJqo


21)Good Thing  Paul Revere and the Raiders
ED SULLIVAN SHOW  Ups and Downs, Just Like Me....
Good Thing LIVE on Ed Sullivan https://youtu.be/f9kP5vtz8RU



22)Brooks Arthur Production of THE THOUGHT OF LOVING YOU Brooks Arthur produced this Verve Records release....very interesting.... https://youtu.be/gni1h_OWobg #22 on the Joe Vig Top 40 www.joevigtop40.com





23)Original Artist, Johnny Caswell LIVE
The Thought of Loving You

Straight Again (Live)

 
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One of the great tunes of the 1970s! This should have been a massive hit........wonderful melody & incredible lyrics. They were a killer band...........the best in South Jersey, for sure. Like it was yesterday, I can still remember the nights at Bay Shores, The Dunes, Erlton Lounge...........those were unbelievable nights of music. Thanks to all in Crystal Mansion. You guys were the best!
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Man, I need to thank you for posting these live shots of the Crystal Mansion from '74. Absolutely LOVED their stuff in the late 60's and early 70's when they were on Capital, and could never understand why they didn't take off higher than they did. THANKS!
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I CANNOT BELIEVE I AM SITTING HERE WATCHING THIS...I NEVER THOUGHT IN A MILLION YEARS I'D BE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO SEE THEM LIVE!!! Amazing Post park2080, THANK YOU from the Bottom of my Heart
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I could watch these videos over and over again! Johnny is my cousin and I don't see enough of him!



I was the guitarist with Resurrection during the 1970's and became great friends with Ronnie & Johnny. Just a couple of years ago, I visited Johnny at his very successful music rehearsal business in Burbank, CA........CenterStaging. As you can imagine, we reminisced about many things and even sang together in Johnny's truck in the parking lot! It brought back so many good memories. But, I did learn of Ricky's passing during our visit......sad, for sure.
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I still have this 45 that's been played hundreds and hundreds of times over the years.




24)The Jimmy Castor Bunch, 
The Thought of Loving You
Modern Soul cut from the Jimmy Castor album '' The Everything Man '' ..1974   https://youtu.be/mt8GOyiiIwk

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25)The Bostonians Up The Ladder to the Roof

26) Bruce Springsteen "Do I Love You"



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27) Ray Paul and rpm


  Limited to 100 copies of this
Signed Edition CD Single.
Remastered by Kurt Reil at The
House of Vibes, Highland Park, NJ
$11.99 includes shipping to U.S. only.

Release Date: June 18, 2021.


28) Rendezvous


1:30 am Saturday October 29, 2022 "Rendezvous" cover by Joe Viglione of Andy Paley and the Sidewinders You and me, we got a date/every second counts now baby, don't be late, 'cause you know what/we're gonna do / Rendez, Rendez, Rendez, Rendez, Rendezvous Just you and I/We Got So Much to Share / No One Can Ever Know Now Baby, but don't be scared. I know that you love me/And I really love you. So let us Rendez, Rendez, Rendez, Rendez, Rendezvous 

1:30 am take

Take 2 12:47 am_Saturday October 29, 2022 Rendezvous Andy Paley and the Sidewinders IMG_5728 


29) GG ALLIN LIVE AT THE RAT May 14 '80




30) My Boy Lollipop   Millie Small 





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33) The Nerves  Keep Me Hanging On the Telephone https://youtu.be/emy5mA8Ixtc




34)Time Warp




35)THE DOORS  HYACINTH HOUSE 1971
https://youtu.be/PWlTlplbISY    HYACINTH HOUSE THE DOORS #35 ON THE WWW.JOEVIGTOP40.COM SEE YOU TUBE https://youtu.be/PWlTlplbISY 

  The title along with some of the lyrics, refer to the mythological Hyacinth, who was a beautiful youth and lover of the Greek god Apollo.[6] According to the myth, Apollo accidentally killed Hyacinthus in a discus throwing contest when the latter ran to catch Apollo's discus in an effort to impress the god. 

After the unfortunate death, Apollo refused to let Hades claim the youth. Rather, from Hyacinthus blood, Apollo created the hyacinth, a plant with a fragrant cluster of flowers.[6]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyacinth_House
"Hyacinth House" includes many lyrics surrounding Morrison's upheaval about his personal life and relationships. The line "someone who doesn’t need me", refers to his troubles with girlfriend Pamela Courson.[9] According to Krieger, the line heard in the song's bridge: "I see the bathroom is clear" is a reference to an occurrence when Morrison's friend Babe Hill left the studio's bathroom so Morrison could use it to record his vocals.[6] Krieger has also said that the line "To please the lions" was inspired after Morrison was in Krieger's house and saw a baby bobcat that he had owned.[9][11] Doors' drummer John Densmore said about Morrison's interpretation and lyrics, "He was re-examining, but not with regret. Toward the end, Jim said, 'Probably next time, I'd be a little solitary, Zen gardener working in his garden.' I don't interpret that as a regret, but he had a hunch."[11][12] LINK:
https://joevigtop40.blogspot.com/2022/10/october-2020-robin-lane-chris-blackwell.html




36)The Nylons  UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF https://youtu.be/_DFQdn298Xo




37) The Manhattan Transfer Thought of Loving You







38)The Look of Love  Johnny Mathis

39)Love Me with All Your Heart   Connie Francis




40)Disco THE THOUGHT OF LOVING YOU


41)The Look of Love   Joe Viglione
Fast Version


42)The Look of Love    Joe Viglione
Fast Version


43)Lou Reed's PERFECT DAY   Joe Viglione
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43)Hyacinth House - Joe Viglione records the Doors 
Hyacinth House, an arrangement of the Jim/Robbie/John/Ray quarter from L.A. Woman

 

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