The Kinks

The Kinks - It's a Hit!

Channel 149-3

Episode date - October 20, 2017

I realize that our series on the Kinks got off to a slow start, due mainly to the fact that both Ray and Dave Davies have extensive autobiographies that cover their early years in amusing detail.

The Flying Burrito Bros. -The Gilded Palace of Sin

The Flying Burrito Bros. - The Gilded Palace of Sin

Album #60 - February 1969

Episode date - October 18, 2017

Looking back, it’s hard to believe there was ever a time when country music was not an integral part of rock and roll music, but in 1969, the two styles of music represented ideologies that w

The Kinks

The Kinks: The Road to Fame

Channel 149-2

Episode date - October 13, 2017

It would be very easy to convey the Kinks story by starting with their first hit, “You Really Got Me”, as if it suddenly appeared from nowhere, but that would be less than truthful.

MC5 - Kick Out the Jams

MC5 - Kick Out the Jams

Album #67 - February 1969

Episode date - October 11, 2017

Considering just how ‘rough and ready’ this album is, I am surprised to see that it did well enough commercially to reach Billboard’s Top 40 list.

The Kinks

The Kinks - Early Life at Home

Channel 149-1

Episode date - October 6, 2017

 In the ‘60s, America never really seemed to get a handle on the Kinks.

Tom Petty

Tribute to Tom Petty

October 4, 2017

Episode date - October 4, 2017

Okay, 2017 has been one hell of a year for music fans, but this past week has been just too much for anybody.

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin First Album

Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin (1)

Album #66 - January 1969

Episode date - September 27, 2017

In January 1969, Led Zeppelin raised the ante on what the Doors had done eighteen months earlier in America.

George Gershwin

The Gershwins: A Sudden End

Channel 24-11

Episode date - September 29, 2017

Our series dedicated to the music of George and Ira Gershwin comes to a startling end with the premature and sudden death of George.

Miles Davis - Porgy and Bess

The Gershwins: Porgy and Bess and Beyond

Channel 24-10

Episode date - September 22, 2017

After completing the rather astonishing opera “Porgy and Bess”, the Gershwins returned to doing what their audience loved them for – writing songs that accompanied stories.

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bayou Country

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bayou Country

Album #65 - January 1969

Episode date - September 20, 2017

In January 1969, the music scene was changing quite rapidly. People’s perceptions of what ‘popular music’ ought to be were shifting.