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Options February 10, 2017: Where was I?
Today Uncle Michael digs into top-100-charting singles from that glorious year, 1970.


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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Uncle Michael  Hinky Dinky Time Open   Options   0:00:00 ()
Pacific Gas & Electric   Are You Ready?   Options single (b/w Staggolee) (Columbia - 1970)   0:02:24 ()
Funkadelic  I Got A Thing, You Got A Thing, Everybody's Got A Thing   Options single (b/w Fish, Chips And Sweat) (Westbound - 1970)   0:07:48 ()
The Meters  Hand Clapping Song   Options single (b/w Joog) (Josie - 1970)   0:11:35 ()
Chairmen Of The Board  Pay To The Piper   Options single (b/w Bless You) (Invictus - 1970)   0:14:25 ()
Kool & The Gang  Funky Man   Options single (b/w 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8) (De-Lite - 1970)   0:17:27 ()
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street  Express Yourself   Options single (b/w Living On Borrowed Time) (Warner Bros. - 1970)   0:20:34 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Afrolicious  
Do What You Got To   Options California Dreaming (Bandcamp - 2013)   0:24:19 ()
Sugarloaf  Green-Eyed Lady   Options single (b/w West Of Tomorrow) (Liberty - 1970)   0:27:46 ()
The Guess Who  No Sugar Tonight   Options single (b-side to American Woman) (RCA - 1970)   0:31:18 ()
Elton John  Border Song   Options single (b/w Bad Side Of The Moon) (Congress - 1970)   0:36:03 ()
The Sandpipers  Come Saturday Morning   Options single (b/w To Put Up With You) (A&M - 1970)   0:39:19 ()
Edison Lighthouse  Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)   Options single (b/w Every Lonely Day) (Bell - 1970)   0:42:13 ()
Badfinger  No Matter What   Options single (b/w Carry On Till Tomorrow) (Apple - 1970)   0:44:55 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Ron Berry 
Sea of Tranquility   Options Where Dark Forces Meet (Flowmotion - 1982)
(From: Close to the Noise Floor: Formative UK Electronica 1975-1984)
 
0:47:50 ()
Steve Miller Band  Going To The Country   Options single (b/w Never Kill Another Man) (Capitol - 1970)   0:50:20 ()
Elvis Presley  Kentucky Rain   Options single (b/w My Little Friend) (RCA Victor - 1970)   0:53:56 ()
George Jones  A Good Year For The Roses   Options single (b/w Let A Little Loving Come In) (Musicor - 1970)   0:57:12 ()
Charley Pride   Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone   Options single (b/w Things Are Looking Up) (RCA Victor - 1970)   1:00:11 ()
Buck Owens and the Buckaroos   I Wouldn't Live In New York City   Options single (b/w No Milk And Honey In Baltimore) (Capitol - 1970)   1:02:30 ()
Merle Haggard and the Strangers   Sidewalks Of Chicago   Options single (b-side to I Can't Be Myself) (Capitol - 1970)   1:05:22 ()
Brook Benton  Don't It Make You Want To Go Home   Options single (b/w I've Gotta Be Me) (Cotillion - 1970)   1:07:48 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Stanton Moore 
Prairie Sunset   Options Flyin' the Koop (Blue Thumb - 2002)   1:10:58 ()
The Originals  The Bells   Options single (b/w I'll Wait For You) (Soul - 1970)   1:15:07 ()
The 5 Stairsteps  O-o-h Child   Options single (b/w Who Do You Belong To) (Buddah - 1970)   1:17:52 ()
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles   The Tears Of A Clown   Options single (b/w Promise Me) (Tamla - 1970)   1:21:00 ()
Bobby Bloom  Montego Bay   Options single (b/w Try A Little Harder) (L&R - 1970)   1:23:56 ()
The 5th Dimension  Puppet Man   Options single (b/w A Love Like Ours) (Bell - 1970)   1:26:47 ()
Gene Chandler  Groovy Situation   Options single (b/w Not The Marrying Kind) (Mercury - 1970)   1:29:40 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Mark Radice 
You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth   Options single (b/w Natural Morning) (Decca - 1968)   1:32:43 ()
B.J. Thomas  Everybody's Out Of Town   Options single (b/w Living Again) (Scepter - 1970)   1:36:55 ()
Three Dog Night  Out In The Country   Options single (b/w Good Time Living) (Dunhill - 1970)   1:39:28 ()
Creedence Clearwater Revival  Up Around The Bend   Options single (b-side to Run Through The Jungle) (Fantasy - 1970)   1:42:29 ()
Neil Diamond  Cracklin' Rosie   Options single (b/w Lordy) (Uni - 1970)   1:45:02 ()
Brian Hyland  Gypsy Woman   Options single (b/w You And Me (#2)) (Uni - 1970)   1:47:51 ()
Blood, Sweat & Tears   Hi-De-Ho   Options single (b/w The Battle) (Columbia - 1970)   1:50:18 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
 
Ronnie Laws Cold Duck   Tribute To The Legendary Eddie Harris (Blue Note - 1997)   1:51:53 ()
Johnnie Taylor  Steal Away   Options single (b/w Friday Night) (Stax - 1970)   1:55:14 ()
Swamp Dogg  Mamas Baby Daddy's Maybe   Options single (b/w Sal-A-Faster) (Canyon - 1970)   1:58:36 ()
Buddy Miles and the Freedom Express   Them Changes   Options single (b/w Spot On The Wall) (Mercury - 1970)  2:02:39 ()
The Temptations  Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)   Options single (b/w It's Summer) (Gordy - 1970)   2:05:54 ()
The Staple Singers  Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom Boom)   Options single (b-side to Love Is Plentiful) (Stax - 1970)   2:09:56 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
The Spy From Cairo 
Oud Funk   Options Secretly Famous (Wonderwheel Recoordings - 2009)   2:12:57 ()
Bee Gees  I.O.I.O.   Options single (b/w Then You Left Me) (Atco - 1970)   2:15:37 ()
Mark Lindsay  Silver Bird   Options single (b/w So Hard To Leave You) (Columbia - 1970)   2:18:22 ()
Crabby Appleton  Lucy   Options single (b/w Some Madness) (Elektra - 1970)   2:21:19 ()
The Who  The Seeker   Options single (b/w Here For More) (Decca - 1970)   2:24:37 ()
The James Gang  Funk #49   Options single (b/w Thanks) (ABC - 1970)   2:27:55 ()
Black Sabbath  Paranoid   Options single (b/w The Wizard) (Warner Bros. - 1970)   2:31:41 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Brian Eno 
Reflection   Options Reflection (Warp - 2017)   2:34:26 ()
Jackson 5  ABC   Options single (b/w The Young Folks) (Motown - 1970)   2:38:27 ()
Candi Staton  Stand By Your Man   Options single (b/w How Can I Put Out The Flame (When You Keep The Fire Burning)) (Fame - 1970)   2:41:17 ()
Johnny Cash  Sunday Morning Coming Down   Options single (b/w I'm Gonna Try To Be That Way) (Columbia - 1970)   2:44:04 ()
Grateful Dead  Uncle John's Band   Options single (b/w New Speedway Boogie) (Warner Bros. - 1970)   2:48:09 ()
Curtis Mayfield  (Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All Going To Go   Options single (b/w The Makings Of You) (Curtom - 1970)   2:52:48 ()
Marvin Gaye  The End Of Our Road   Options single (b/w Me And My Lonely Room) (Tamla - 1970)   2:56:11 ()
Fleetwood Mac  Albatross   Options single (b/w Jigsaw Puzzle Blues) (Blue Horizon - 1968)   2:58:47 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:01pm Jeff Golick:

That is a well-edited gif.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:01pm listener james from westwood:

Ah, our CEO (Cookie Eating Officer)! How do, UM and all yinz other Muppets?
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 12:02pm βrian:

I sense Elmo is about to issue an executive order ...
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 12:03pm Doug Schulkind:

I know what means! I know what he means!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:03pm doctorjazz:

Hello, UM, Hinkers and Dinkers!
  Fri. 2/10/17 12:04pm davefromtoronto:

i'm excited for the show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:04pm listener jeff:

Sometimes I feel like one of those balls is my head - make it better UM
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 12:04pm Flash Strap:

Hi Uncle!
Avatar    Fri. 2/10/17 12:05pm 23 Wolves:

Hola, Uncle! Can you maintain Doug's gravitas???
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:05pm annie:

this is going to be a great show
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:06pm Parq:

You and Doug both put up gifs that I could stare at all afternoon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:06pm Uncle Michael:

Jeff! James! Brian! Doug! Doc! Dave! JEFF! Flash! 23W! Annie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:06pm doctorjazz:

The BEST show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:07pm Uncle Michael:

FYI not exclusively single-edits...not exclusively a-sides.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 12:09pm still b/p:

Yes, this gon' be good. We'll see how many age 11-12 associations will be summoned. I should just lie down and let 'em rise, roll, flow, poke, grip. grab and groove.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:09pm doctorjazz:

Funny, this "Are You Ready" hasn't hung around as much as one might have expected it to, not heard much (by me) since, great song, though, nice to hear it again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:09pm Brian in UK:

Hello Uncle.
1970, the year I started work full time.
2017, the year I stopped work full time.
Seems like only yesterday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:10pm Uncle Michael:

I was turning 10 in 1970.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:11pm annie:

i was 17, planning my escape from upstate NY... anything toi get outta dodge
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 12:11pm Kris Holmes:

I was -8
Avatar    Fri. 2/10/17 12:12pm 23 Wolves:

I was waiting to be born!
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 12:12pm Kris Holmes:

Hadn't heard PG&E for a while, great 45!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:12pm Uncle Michael:

Kris!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:12pm Uncle Michael:

BRIAN!
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 12:13pm Kris Holmes:

Hand Clapping Song, love it
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:13pm Lewis:

checking from deep in the flyovers (although not as deep as UM)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:13pm northguineahills:

What Kris said....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:14pm Uncle Michael:

Lewis! NGH!
  Fri. 2/10/17 12:15pm davefromtoronto:

i'm re-living my 6th year on the planet.

if only i could go back for good...
  Fri. 2/10/17 12:15pm V Priceless:

Hey Unc!
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 12:16pm Kris Holmes:

both Are You Ready & Hand Clapping Song got 45 releases in New Zealan, I have them both, one on a nice orange small hole CBS 45 & the other on a small hole white label London 45. The Struttin LP also got a NZ release on London but I've only seen that once & unfortunately it wasn't for sale :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:17pm Uncle Michael:

Parq! still b/p! VP!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:17pm mauri:

Heyyyrrr Uncle Michael.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:18pm Webhamster Henry:

I was 14, building oscillators, and putting out an underground newspaper at my summer camp.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:18pm coelacanth∅:

Woo Hoo! i love this! i forgot about it.

Greetings Uncle M and Dinklettes
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:18pm Uncle Michael:

Mauri!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:18pm Brian in UK:

@mauri great photographs from Doug's show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:18pm Uncle Michael:

Coel!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:18pm Uncle Michael:

Henry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:20pm coelacanth∅:

i just listened to a chairmen of the board album last weekend too. i never knew how deep they got, beyond "give me just a little more time". (& piper, which i forgot about)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:21pm JP from KC:

Salutations from the downtown business district, UM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:22pm Uncle Michael:

JP!
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 12:23pm still b/p:

To go on my new business card: "You want to come in partners with me? 'Cause I'm funky, baby!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:23pm mauri:

Brianinuk it sure was great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:25pm listener jeff:

I was 11 and probably listening to this stuff on Radio Shack gear - back then it was good stuff.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 12:25pm βrian:

A triple espresso for me, thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:26pm listener jeff:

Dark room, lights low so you could really see the cool VU meters and the lights.
  Fri. 2/10/17 12:26pm whattawino:

Espresso-in' myself right now with the best reason to hang around on Fridays....Hinky Dinky Time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:27pm doctorjazz:

I was 17 in 1970, getting ready for college (it was really "ready or not...")
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:28pm Alex In Illinois:

In 1970 I turned 6.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:28pm coelacanth∅:

1970, almost smack in the middle of the pop/rock music renaissance.
  Fri. 2/10/17 12:29pm goyim in the am:

1 year old in '70 and checking in!
  Fri. 2/10/17 12:30pm goyim in the am:

The guitar god from PG&E is still active, still a guitar god, and a hateful religious lunatic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:30pm Brian in UK:

Was this the year of Close to You & Band of Gold?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:31pm Uncle Michael:

Wino! Alex! Goyim!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:31pm coelacanth∅:

band of gold was '70
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:31pm Parq:

Sorry I missed Express Yourself, a record I didn't grasp in 1970 but way-dig now. Glad I got to hear "Green", great IMO then and great IMO now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:32pm Webhamster Henry:

Here's the dawn of 1970 as recorded by me off the radio: www.echonyc.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:33pm Uncle Michael:

Oof, weird mastering on this Guess Who...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:34pm Brian in UK:

The Guess Who never found a home over here.
  Fri. 2/10/17 12:35pm goyim in the am:

My earliest memories are AM radio and church music, so if you throw in a few Bach cantatas, my regression will be complete.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:35pm Parq:

If this Guess Who were dialed down just a little, it would have made a good Scooby song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:36pm Uncle Michael:

Amazing that you still have such an artifact, Henry. My childhood archives are rather wanting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:39pm Webhamster Henry:

5" reel-to-reel! I did some taping off the radio (yeah yeah, killing the music business..) but mostly recorded my own stuff or played commercial demo tapes my father gave me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:40pm Uncle Michael:

I had one. Nothing survives.
  Fri. 2/10/17 12:41pm goyim in the am:

This is close enough to Bach. Waaaaa!!! I'm a baby! WAAAAAAAHH!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:41pm Parq:

I can't believe you still have your 1970 reels, Harry. I can't even remember when I got rid of mine, but my player died ca. 1990 and there was no need to keep them after that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:41pm listener james from westwood:

I wasn't really conscious of radio until about 74 or 75 (born 69), but this radio show, especially this episode, has done me constant solids in creating the early-70s radio experience I wish I'd been old enough to select for myself.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:42pm Brian in UK:

@Henry I can remember using my Dad's reel to reel and double tracking tunes from Sweetheart of the Radio, giving them a little echo. I thought it was so cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:42pm coelacanth∅:

i still have almost all of my cassettes from my childhood. unfortunately i recorded over maybe a dozen of them at some point, but i still have a bunch.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:42pm Webhamster Henry:

Geeky note: New year's Day 1970 (UTC) is the start of the Unix Time Epoch. 32-bit time runs out Jan 18, 2018.
  Fri. 2/10/17 12:42pm goyim in the am:

I lost track of our family's reels in the 90s, but I bet they still exist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:44pm Webhamster Henry:

I had a few reel to reel players - pretty junky ones - and a few spare recording heads ripped out of a busted Say-it-Play-It that I turned into an echo machine, also running it through my Lafayette Spring Reverb.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:44pm Brian in UK:

Love Grows up my Rosemary's nose.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:44pm coelacanth∅:

my brother pulled a reel-to-reel off someone's curb pile one "junk week". it spun but no sound. probably an easy fix but he chucked it. i still have the mics though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:46pm Parq:

Brian in the UK, I didn't know you used to listen to Dan Ingram!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:47pm listener james from westwood:

@Brian in UK: When Rosemary asked for some herbage, she didn't have that in mind.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 12:47pm βrian:

Since these are all 1970, shouldn't you be playing them on a Close N'Play?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:48pm Uncle Michael:

I am!
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 12:48pm still b/p:

With these R-to-R recollections, let me take the opportunity to re-bitch about something weird I bitched about on Doug's show months ago -- this intro to a radio piece: "In the 1970s, Studs Terkel went around the country with a curious looking piece of equipment. It was a reel-to-reel tape recorder."
"Curious-looking" to whom in the 70s....?
  Fri. 2/10/17 12:54pm whattawino:

Steve Miller Number 5 is my fave and I thank you for this one, UM.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:54pm Uncle Michael:

To the author in the 00's that was 25 and had never seen what was in the photograph before?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:54pm annie:

is it true david hensley passed away?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:56pm Parq:

Yeah, Still, those are the same feature writers who start pieces about Alejandro Escovedo or Bootsy Collins with "You've probably never heard of him, but ..."
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 12:57pm Andy in Etobicoke:

Soggy footwear triumphs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:57pm Uncle Michael:

Ignorance as a point of view. That's really caught on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 12:57pm Jeff Golick:

What does the Elvis flip sound like, @UM -- if you know?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:58pm Uncle Michael:

Andy!
  Fri. 2/10/17 12:59pm βrian:

They were pretty exotic in our hood. Only the specialist doctor/audiophile could afford to have one, along with his McIntosh system.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 12:59pm Uncle Michael:

I've probably heard it, Jeff...but can't place it in my mind just now.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 1:00pm Andy in Etobicoke:

Jeesh, Michael, the feels are overflowing.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 1:00pm still b/p:

Mebbe, UM, but I still want that author schooled and brought low by an editor -- crazy, I know -- about why that way of writing should be avoided almost always.
Parq -- I have an unnatural anger about any such line or intro that wants to tell us what we probably think, know, expect, imagine, associate, perceive or regard as unlikely.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 1:02pm Andy in Etobicoke:

I surrender, alright, already.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 1:02pm βrian:

Officer Friendly: "Please step away from the blue pencil."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 1:03pm Alex In Illinois:

Maybe Studs Terkel grabbed a bunch of items like bottle caps and popsicle sticks and small dolls' heads and nose hair trimmers and glued them all to the sides of his reel-to-reel for decoration.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 1:03pm Jeff Golick:

@UM: I'm pretty well versed in late 60s/early 70s Elvis, but do not recognize that tune.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 1:04pm listener james from westwood:

@still b/p: This copy editor would have queried along the lines you suggest.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 1:05pm Uncle Michael:

Jeff: www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 1:05pm Parq:

The thing is, this stuff isn't coming from traditional ignorami. It's what I call middlebrow syndrome, the belief among comfortable, convention-bound upper-middle class writers at the Good Grey, at NPR, etc., that, if they don't know about it, nobody does.
Avatar    Fri. 2/10/17 1:05pm Rich in Washington:

I was just thinking about this song the other day, UM!
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 1:06pm βrian:

Me either, Buck. Nobody lives there anymore anyway. It's too damn crowded.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 1:06pm Uncle Michael:

There is that, Parq.

Rich!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 1:06pm Parq:

And to those singing along with Buck here-- good. We don't want you here anyway. I fully agree with David Sedaris that New York's motto should be a Latin translation of "We don't like you, either."
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 1:07pm βrian:

I tend more toward unibrow publications.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 1:07pm Brian in UK:

You get lazy music reviewers. If there are some harmonies, it becomes a Beach Boys influence.
At least we no longer have the new Beatles/Bob Dylan slackness.
Avatar    Fri. 2/10/17 1:08pm Rich in Washington:

I just learned that my town has an all female Merle Haggard tribute band called... Wait for it... Gerle Haggard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 1:08pm Uncle Michael:

Nice.
Avatar    Fri. 2/10/17 1:09pm Rich in Washington:

A writer friend coined the phrase 'between lowbrow and highbrow, lies unibrow'.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 1:09pm Lane Gray:

Excellent, Rich.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 1:10pm Lane Gray:

I wanna be Brook's steel man
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 1:10pm Uncle Michael:

Lane!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 1:11pm Uncle Michael:

This record could use steel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 1:11pm Parq:

"No-brow", as per Rex's weekly drop-in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 1:11pm Brian in UK:

@Parq I generally assume that people know as much as I do and am surprised when they have not heard of say, Merzbow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 1:12pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hey kids. Six most of '70. Just thinking other day how in the early 70s we would make fun of the Top40...well - I was a child...but in a way that involved actually liking a good amount of it - fully inhabited by the earworms...not my relation to the Pop40 now I can tell you...& in California: 'Welcome to California, Now Go Home'...
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 1:12pm still b/p:

I find it everywhere. They write these pat presumptive cliche lines with a maniacal repetition and seeming obliviousness to how many tens of thousands of times they're putting those same lines front of us. Reporters at smaller outfits see it/hear it all around, staple it to their brains as good and acceptable, apparently taking their cue from the bigger media gorillas.

I love the idea of a custom Terkelized recording rig! ...like a voodoo altar!
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 1:13pm Lane Gray:

A steel player attuned to the vibe can actually work with a LOT of soul.
And, a few weeks ago, I think I mentioned that the I-ii-V-I chord progression makes pretty melodies. That was another case in point.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 1:14pm Brian in UK:

Hello Lane.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 1:15pm Lane Gray:

Hey, Brian
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 1:17pm Lane Gray:

The argument dates back to 1924, when Opera singer Marion Slaughter became Vernon Dalhart and outsold Bradley Kincaid....
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 1:18pm Lane Gray:

I've worked for three Elvises, they all did Kentucky Rain. Wasn't that written by Eddie Rabbitt?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 1:20pm Brian in UK:

Lane here is another silly comedy series set in Sweden written by an Englishman living there. You might enjoy, not as much fun as some others but an insight into the Swedes. (with ice hockey)
www.bbc.co.uk...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 1:21pm Jeff Golick:

@Lane: Eddie Rabbitt, indeed! (I had to look it up.)
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 1:21pm Lane Gray:

Cold Swedish Winter! Already listening. I listen a LOT to 4 and 4Extra.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 1:23pm still b/p:

Watched a clip recently of 5 Stairsteps singing (lip-syncing) that. Such youngsters!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 1:23pm Uncle Michael:

Rev!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 1:24pm Uncle Michael:

still b/p, there's a good clip of them on Youtube doing it absolutely live on some tv show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 1:25pm Parq:

Brian in the UK, interestingly, this came up in conversation last night. My kid and her fella went to see Neil Gaiman at Town Hall (a private venue, not to be confused with City Hall). It reminded me of when I saw him perform his "Hansel and Gretel" at Carnegie, and he and his string quartet encored with the off-mainstream country hit "Psycho". I was quite smug to note that Mrs. Parq and I were clearly part of a very small number of audience members already familiar with the song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 1:26pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...NewsMedia always been ignorant of MusicCulture? Serving a different master?: Appealing to 'credibility' whilst Musicians looking to get out & define themselves? I could say it's too bad everyone isn't listening to the same Radio more like it was when these were recorded - but it's narrowcasting that brings these to me now...
Lane: Do you kow if 4Extra has '7thDimension' the SciFi program currently? I listen to BBC6Music now & then...I subscribe to 4's podcasts 'FridayNightComedy' which has News parodies, & Newsjack...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 1:27pm Uncle Michael:

Parq, did you yell "WOO, EDDIE NOACK!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 1:27pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'Tears' not a 60s Hit?? Interesting...
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 1:28pm Lane Gray:

The 7th Dimension airs either Friday night, Saturday night, or both
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 1:30pm Uncle Michael:

I got cought by a 1970 reissue! DAMN YOU SMOKEY!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 1:30pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Ok, 'Tears' wigkey: en.wikipedia.org...
Thx Lane! Easy search I'm sure...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 1:31pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

5thDimension loomed large then...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 1:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...but could go a while & not think of them now - which is a thing when you get old...
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 1:33pm Doug Schulkind:

I can dig it I can dig it I can dig it I can dig it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 1:33pm Sue P.:

I feel like we're in the opposite of a groovy situation these days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 1:33pm annie:

re: C&W songs. i listened to CW station out of albany(?) back in the mid-70s, when the music was really really good. i naively thought that it was a real treat to listen to men cry in their beer, so to speak, exhibiting feelings deeply buried. the DJs played a ton of old stuff, too, a nice mix.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 1:34pm Uncle Michael:

Sue!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 1:35pm Parq:

UM @ 1:27, only in my mind.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 1:38pm Lane Gray:

I'd Google BBC 4Extra schedule. They're also currently reairing Old Harry's Game, with Andy Hamilton as Satan
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 1:39pm Webhamster Henry:

What Year Next?
www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 1:39pm coelacanth∅:

sorry, UM i had to check out for the country pop and didn't get back in time to sing along with Smokey. i just listened to it a few weeks ago anyway.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 1:41pm coelacanth∅:

3DN!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 1:41pm Uncle Michael:

Henry, I'm sure I'd play something on that list because I LIKE IT.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 1:43pm Sue P.:

Half Breed is on that list. So un-PC but I love that song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 1:44pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Cheers Lane.
1970 U.S. TV debuts: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 1:44pm Uncle Michael:

Yeh, I have another one on that list I'd probably play.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 1:45pm Lane Gray:

Speaking groovy things, the guy playing steel for Michael Murphey in the 70s said his phase shifter and the guitar player's were modified to have their LFOs (the sweep) in sync. I'd wondered how they did that...
  Fri. 2/10/17 1:46pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Howdy HDinkers.Actually holding off a few days before heading back to the NE ClusterF. A few more days at the pool shan't kill me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 1:47pm Brian in UK:

Yes, There had to be Neil.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 1:47pm Uncle Michael:

Good plan, Kevin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 1:48pm JP from KC:

Ah, Cracklin' Rosie... Nothing like a song about drinking for a Friday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 1:49pm coelacanth∅:

Neil Diamond was a bonding tool for me and my mom.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 1:50pm Uncle Michael:

Curtis Mayfield wrote this. Of course, he recorded it as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 1:50pm coelacanth∅:

whoh i don't think i've ever heard this version.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 1:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Way to go Neil - PurePop w/ just enuff subtext.
  Fri. 2/10/17 1:50pm davefromtoronto:

god, i feel like i'm going through re-birth therapy with these tunes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 1:52pm Uncle Michael:

Well this is a mislabeled track!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 1:53pm coelacanth∅:

this isn't hi-de-ho
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 1:53pm coelacanth∅:

never mind.
  Fri. 2/10/17 1:54pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Nice concept today, UNC. I was 15 in '70 and listening to the nascent but short lived freeform commercial radio in the NY area. Avoided the Top 40 but there was a helluva lot of overlap.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 2:01pm Doug Schulkind:

Swamp Dogg + Swamp Dogg = SSwwaammpp DDoogggg!
  Fri. 2/10/17 2:05pm goyim in the am:

Speaking of greatest basslines ever...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 2:09pm Parq:

Ball O' Freaking Confusion!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 2:10pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Paul announces quitting Beatles 10th April, Jimi dies Sept. 18th, Janis d. Oct. 4th.
What a damned song. My election night tune, it was.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 2:11pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

(...before the results already...)
Avatar    Fri. 2/10/17 2:17pm 23 Wolves:

My Gibbs!
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 2:19pm Dominick:

Is my Aunt Minnie in here?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 2:19pm Uncle Michael:

Dominick!
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 2:20pm Matt in Nebraska:

1970 is the year of my birth. I believe "Venus" topped the charts at the time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 2:20pm Uncle Michael:

Matt!
  Fri. 2/10/17 2:23pm davefromtoronto:

didn't cat stevens make the top 100???
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 2:23pm Uncle Michael:

This isn't the top 100.
Avatar    Fri. 2/10/17 2:24pm 23 Wolves:

Killin' it today Uncle. Crabby 2 the MAX!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 2:25pm Parq:

Dave, the is is UM's selection from the pool of every record that cracked the 100 at any time during 1970.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 2:25pm still b/p:

@ Dominick -- "Well, you can come in and prowl around if you want to. If she isn't in here you can probably find somebody just as good."
  Fri. 2/10/17 2:27pm davefromtoronto:

"Today Uncle Michael digs into top-100-charting singles from that glorious year, 1970"

???
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 2:30pm Uncle Michael:

"top-100-charting" is an adjective.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 2:31pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...TheWh♂ struggling to get out from the shadow of their success w/ 'Tommy', which kind of threatened to eclipse them...remember that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 2:31pm Uncle Michael:

100 songs would mean I'd miss lunch.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 2:31pm Lane Gray:

Every week, there was a fresh Hot 100. Many spent a week in the 90s, but would still be in "the top 100", if only for a week in 1970.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 2:32pm Parq:

Hence, anything that was top-100 charting (ie, that charted in the top 100) during that year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 2:32pm Uncle Michael:

quite so
Avatar    Fri. 2/10/17 2:32pm Rich in Washington:

never realized how cool that drum break is before.
  Fri. 2/10/17 2:33pm johnk77:

best live show i attended 1970
the who, james taylor, the james gang;>
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 2:33pm annie:

well, who still has their Cousin Brucie post card, personally signed?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 2:34pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...the boys who listened to Sabbath were *trouble*...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 2:35pm Uncle Michael:

Well, they were.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 2:36pm still b/p:

Someone from an earlier James Gang line-up went on to form the first band on today's playlist: PG&E. That's a fresh harvested trivia bit, not something I had any clue about.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 2:37pm βrian:

Ah, Mr Neno. Lovely.
  Fri. 2/10/17 2:38pm johnk77:

@lane
are the sweeping motions
of a leslie speaker
top+bottom in sync?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 2:41pm Uncle Michael:

wow, still b/p! didn't know.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 2:41pm Parq:

This Jacksons is another example of something I didn't grasp the first time around that I now think is swell.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 2:41pm Lane Gray:

I don't think so. In fact, I was under the impression that they counter rotate. And at different speeds. But that could be an Alternative Fact®
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 2:42pm βrian:

Makes you wanna play tether ball, no?
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 2:42pm Dominick:

@john77

Leslie speaker top & bottom are not in sync.
2 different motors
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 2:44pm Uncle Michael:

makes me wanna watch girls play hopscotch, Brian.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 2:44pm still b/p:

I was going to offer a link to a "Win Mark Lindsay's Ponytail! site, but either it or my machine lets crapsites jump into the mix, so you can search it yourself if you really want that Mark moment in your day.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 2:44pm Dominick:

@still b/p
Well, can I use your phone?
  Fri. 2/10/17 2:44pm johnk77:

@lane
correct on counter rotation
most nearly stock set-ups have
a 2 speed analog switch
some customs have vari-speed
mr. hammond said
don't ever use leslie speakers
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 2:45pm Uncle Michael:

mr. hammond can pound sand
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 2:45pm Dominick:

@UM Little boys playing baseball in the rain
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 2:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...apparently, the J5 cartoon was Fall 1971-2...I seem to remember everyone liking those rekkids...
  Fri. 2/10/17 2:47pm johnk77:

america about putting
things together you shouldn't?
great show @um
i got yr agricultural humor earlier:>
Avatar    Fri. 2/10/17 2:48pm Rich in Washington:

I remember first hearing this song when I was much younger and taken to enduring mornings at work with ungodly hangovers - and always thinking about that line about smelling someone cooking chicken and thinking Johnny missed an opportunity to write a line about puking, 'cuz that's exactly what I would've done if I smelled anything in that state.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 2:49pm Uncle Michael:

thanks John.
Avatar    Fri. 2/10/17 2:49pm Rich in Washington:

..on a sunday morning sidewalk
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 2:50pm coelacanth∅:

gotta go. (fortunately i have a Johnny Cash cd in my car.)
Thanks Uncle M!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 2:51pm Uncle Michael:

See ya Coel!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 2:51pm annie:

ok, i'll let you play this..
  Fri. 2/10/17 2:51pm johnk77:

kris kristofferson wrote
sunday mornin...
the new riders were founded
in 1970
up the street from where i used
to live + have vw shop
this song made me think of that
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 2:52pm Brian in UK:

Uncle, I was going to ask you if The Dead were ever in the charts but kitchen duties took over.
This song turned my head. Like see The Band and raise you.

Great show. Have a good weekend everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 2:53pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks Brian!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 2:53pm doctorjazz:

:)
Great show, thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 2:54pm Uncle Michael:

two more songs!
  Fri. 2/10/17 2:54pm johnk77:

@brianuk
excellent linking this to the band
the band were incredible live 69->70
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 2:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

The guitar riff 2nd whole time thru here is the hook I wait all the way for. Anybody leaves it out...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 2:55pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Neat segue.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 2:56pm Brian in UK:

@john77 saw them at The Royal Albert Hall. Everyone swapping instruments.
Garth Hudson playing the in situ organ for Chest Fever ofcourse.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 2:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...A.M. Gold & Nixon...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 2:56pm Uncle Michael:

I think UJB and all the work they did on vocals for that album has as much to do with CSN as the music does with The Band.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 2:57pm Lane Gray:

Speaking of bass lines, Phil is cool
  Fri. 2/10/17 2:57pm johnk77:

@brianUK garth was a stone gas
the few times i hung w/him
and michael been in the 80s
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 2:57pm βrian:

When 1970 is over and we wake up in 2017 — ugh, that's gonna hurt.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 2:57pm Brian in UK:

Uncle, yes CSN on delivery but Band on content.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 2:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- cause - TheDead can't play, sing, write or record...everybody knows that...Like TheBand then, their stuff was true Folk Music the moment it was made...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 2:59pm annie:

thx UM!!!!
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 3:00pm Doug Schulkind:

You have permission to continue until Noon tomorrow, Uncle Michael. If you need to dip into 1971, that would fine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 3:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...hard to think of it ever not existing - tho' I can remember not being aware of it yet I guess...
Avatar Fri. 2/10/17 3:00pm βrian:

One very high classically trained musician at at Dead show: "Who is that playing, anyway? And why are they so out of tune?"
  Fri. 2/10/17 3:00pm davefromtoronto:

i just meant i checked the top 100 and didn't see CT on it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 3:01pm Parq:

Another winner, UM. Many thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 3:01pm listener james from westwood:

Dug the hell out of the show, UM! Many thanks!
Avatar    Fri. 2/10/17 3:01pm Rich in Washington:

Thanks for a great show, UM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 3:02pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Tuning is for plastic sellouts, mahhhn!...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/10/17 3:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Time Travel. Thx UM.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/10/17 3:04pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks everyone!
  Tue. 2/14/17 1:38pm fxo:

dig, I finally listened your 2/10. Your singles rule!
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