Wayne's Music 9/10 July 2011. 70s Grooves.
Shining Star Earth, Wind & Fire. One of the great bands from the 70s that changed the sound of black pop music. Aqualung Jethro Tull,. It was in 1971 when the fourth studio album from Jethro Tull was released, one of the first to be recorded at the newly opened Island records in Basing Street London.
Love Train The O'Jays, at the forefront of 70s soul music. With songs about love, pride and politics.
Brass In Pocket The Pretenders.
Feel Like Makin Love Roberta Flack came up with one of the most successful songs of '74. You're My best Friend Queen … bass player John Deacon wrote this about his wife. He enjoyed a rather quiet home life.
Out In The Country Three Dog Night with the classic Paul Williams song, not often played on radio!
Where Peaceful Waters Flow Gladys Knight - the family group - the backing singers The Pips got the name from a cousin James "Pip" Woods the first manager.
Afternoon Delight The Starland Vocal Band Let's Stay Together Al Green's song about couples sticking it out through good and bad. You And Me Against The World Helen Reddy with the first song Kenny Ascher and Paul Williams wrote together.
Layla Derek And The Dominoes. It's all about George Harrison's first wife Pattie Boyd.
A Friend Of Mine Gilbert O'Sullivan from his Writer Not A Fighter Album .
No Woman No Cry Bob Marley his first hit when it was released as a single from his album, Live!, which was recorded at the Lyceum in London in 1975.
Wayne's Music Sunday 10 July 2011. 1970s Grooves. PART ONE.
Don't Bring Me Down the thing I remember about this song is that it was the first ELO song that did not use strings.
OhioCrosby, Stills Nash & Young This is about the events of May 4, 1970, when the US National Guard shot 4 unarmed students at Kent State University in Ohio.
Carry On My Wayward Son Kansas - the group's first major hit - a staple of Classic Rock radio these days.
Reelin In The Years Steely Dan. Did Jimmy Page from led Zepepelin really say this was his favourite guitar solo of all time?
Monkberry Moon delight Wings with this odd ball number from RAM, the second of the two albums McCartney released between leaving the Beatles and forming Wings. Kashmir Led Zeppelin - Robert Plant wrote the lyrics while driving through the Sahara on the way to a folklore festival in Morocco.
I Saw The Light Todd Rundgren, wrote and sings the song, plays all the instruments, and produced the whole caboodle!
Listen To The Music Doobie Brothers - a joyful song I reckon … lifts the spirit every time you hear it. Margaritaville Jimmy Buffett wrote this in Key West, Florida after he finished a tour with his group, the Coral Reefer Band.
The Story In Your Eyes Moodie Blues, from the classic album Every Good Boy deserves Favour from 1971. Whiskey In The Jar Thin Lizzy - traditionally an irish folksong which was originally intended to be a B-side.
Lord Is It Mine Supertramp - still one of the best tracks on Breakfast In America in my opinion by The British band - Supertramp.
No More Heroes The Stranglers punk song mourning the loss of strong figures in culture.
City Of new Orleans Arlo Guthrie with his cover version of Steve Goodman's song
Is She Really Going Out With Him Joe Jackson with his new wave offering, his commentary on very unattractive men walking out with extremely attractive women.
Piano Man Billy Joel singing about his days as the pianist at The Executive Room in Los Angeles - he was there for about 6 months, working under the name Bill Martin just after his first solo album bombed.