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Wayne’s Music 28/29 July 2012

Movin’ Out                    Billy Joel, with Anthony’s Song who he says is NOT a real person , but rather a very Irish, Polish, Italian kid, trying to make a living in the US. 

All Time High              Rita Coolidge – I guess you can say you’ve “made it” when you get asked to sing the title track for a James Bond Movie.

Fly Like An Eagle                   Steve Miller Band with a classic seventies song from the 9th studio album released in May 1976. 

I Need You            a second top ten single for Dewey Bunnell, Gerry Beckley and Dan peek collectively known as America … from the debut album in 1972.  

Lawyers, Guns And Money               Warren Zevon with his song about a troubled youth visiting Cuba who writes home to his Father for help.

The Seeker                           The Who  - it must have been around 1971 when I heard this on The Who’s compilation album “Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy” …

Bad Company             Bad Company  the British supergroup formed up in 1973 with two former FREE members – singer Paul Rogers and drummer Simon Kirke. 

Monk Berry Moon Delight                Wings  - the Ram album of 1971, the only album credited to both Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney.

If You Want To Sing Out             Cat Stevens wrote all the songs for the 1970 film Harold and Maude – about the time he was also working on the songs for “Tea For The Tillerman”.

Can’t Stand Losing You                The Police -  with their first single to break into the charts.

Takin’ Care Of Business                   The Bachman Turner Overdrive with the song that inspired Elvis to adopt the title as a motto …TCB was on one of his aeroplanes, and it’s still used on Elvis merchandise.  And his last back up band was called the TCB band.        

Nutbush City Limits                          Ike and Tina Turner celebrating Tina’s rural home town of Nutbush in Tennessee –

Night Moves                             Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band with the song from 1978 that made Bob Seger an International star,.

Wayne’s Music Sunday 29 July 2012.  PART ONE.

Tired Of Being Alone              Al Green (The Reverend) with one of his most popular 70s songs – still pretty popular today – he wrote it back in the 60s and was toting the song around for ages before his producers finally agreed to let him record one of his own compositions. 

Let’s Do It Again                 The Staple Singers   Pops Staples with his daughters Cleotha, Pervis, Yvonne and Mavis working with Curtis Mayfield in 1975. 

Go Your Own Way           Fleetwood Mac  with Lindsay Buckingham’s song describing his breakup with singer Stevie Nicks in no uncertain terms …

Knocks Me Off my feet                   Stevie Wonder with just another one of his great songs in The key Of Life … 1976.     

 

PART TWO

Love Her Madly             The Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger wrote this. about the numerous times his girlfriend threatened to leave him.

Mexico                          James Taylor with Dave Crosby and Graham Nash singing harmony on Taylor’s 6th album “Gorilla”. T

A Man Needs A Maid              Neil Young met Carrie Snodgress in 1971, after seeing the movie Diary of a Mad Housekeeper. She was nominated for an Oscar (1970) and by the same time fell in love with Young and both went to live together on a ranch in California.
Neil Young wrote "A man needs a maid" for her (a specific line refers to his love affair: "I fell in love with the actress, she was playing a part that I could understand").

Rocket man                               Space exploration was big in 1972, and that was an inspiration for Bernie Taupin's lyrics; the song came out around the time of the Apollo 16 mission, which sent men to the moon for the fifth time.  In 1973 Elton John named his record company Rocket Records after this song.                       

 My best friend’s Girl                The Cars     

50 Ways To Leave Your Lover                  Paul Simon with his great song from 1975 with Patti Austin,  Valerie Simpson and Phoebe Snow singing back up.

 Marie Jeanne                               George baker Selection  - the stage name for Dutch singer/writer/composer/ Hans Bouwens

Smoke On The Water              Deep Purple British rocker Jon Lord, the keyboardist whose powerful, driving tones helped turn Deep Purple and Whitesnake into two of the most popular hard rock acts in a generation, died two weeks ago He was 71.

Fat Bottomed Girls                  Queen guitarist Brian May wrote this. It's about a young man who comes to appreciate women of substantial girth.

Up The Junction            Squeeze … oh it’s too Cool For Cats.

 Hey You                      Pink Floyd           

Smackwater jack                   Carole King …It is one of the best-selling albums of all-time, with over 25 million copies sold worldwide …

 Me And My Arrow              Harry Nilsson from his animated film The Point – in 1971.  His self-produced album of songs for the film was well received and this was the hit single from the collection. 

Could You ever Love Me Again           Gary Weeks and Dave Beckett with a real seventies memory … the Canadian duo released this in 1973.

Peaceful Easy feeling           The Eagles