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"Like to Get to Know You"
Tuesday, February 14 2017 @ 07:04 PM CST
This is a perfect pop song? Why not?
More on the series of posts I started on vocals for ya... Perfect vocal records? Taste?
There are certainly less than 10 perfect group vocal recordings? This is one of them!
Stu Sharpe wrote this song and with a partner arranged the single which
went to number #1 in April 1968. Shortly after this event BIG music
lost control of the music charts and disc jockeys started playing
music they liked instead of the play for pay songs the companies favored. The payola
system broke down.
The roots of breakdown began in 1967, and, by '68 a transformation of
radio and popular music broadcasting occurred.
Interestingly, FM radio began to evolve as the alternative to AM.
Musicians made their money on live gigs and failed to own the rights to their songs or recordings...
This is the standard the companies desire as the ideal pop music business model. Now again
firmly in place...
Thursday, February 16 2017 @ 08:03 PM CST
Here is Pete Seeger again. We saw him with the Weavers in the first vocals post.
Pete got himself kicked outta the Weavers I think, that's not in the books I bet...
Here we have a Sons of the Pioneers tune called "Way Out There." Pete and Arlo Guthrie worked out a yodel for the chorus that is a bit different from the original which featured screen idol Roy Rogers. Yea, a yodel.
This is the high lonesome sound, and nearly contemporary. Yet...
Live, no pre-recorded tracks, no in-ears, no auto-tune... mercy. People used to have such talent.
Thursday, February 16 2017 @ 08:27 PM CST
This is a commercial for a phenom called "Will The Circle Be Unbroken."
Released in 1972 this recording changed America and country music forever, it
has helped heal, educate and entertain people ever since.
The video drops names and offers insight into the recordings significance.
This high lonesome music is the root of the most commercially successful sound in American music history.
That bit there probably is not in a book either... Recall, '65 Bob Dylan and the Band?
Everything that came outta LA and Nashville, that was not regional, features
this sound. That is a lot of cultural currency. Have fun, we are going modern next.