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Music Blog 7/24/2010

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Dueling Banjos by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandel (From Billboard Top Movie Hits: 1970’s, Rhino, 1996)

This song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 1973. Can you imagine this song, or one like it, making any chart-other than a Country and Western chart-today? Say what you will about the 70’s and the bubble gum and the disco and all that, but I stand by my earlier assertion that 70’s Top 40 was terrific fun if only because of its unpredictability.

Red Dead Redemption (from the video game)

Even this would have had a chance to crack the Top 40 back in 1972…

Nolan Ryan (He’s a Hero to Us All) by Jerry Jeff Walker (from Diamond Cuts: Vol. 1, Hungry for Music, 1997)

Well, for now. If he takes 10 million dollars in Federal Bankruptcy Court hush money, Texans may begin to think otherwise.

Proud Mary by Creedence Clearwater Revival (from Bayou Country, Fantasy Records, 1969)

If you come down to the river, betcha gonna find some duckies that quack…

Wingnut’s Theme by The Sandals (from Cowabunga! The Surf Box, Rhino, 1996)

This song is from Set 4 of the Box, which is subtitled “New Waves: 1977-1995). I would say that I hope Volume 5 (1996-Present) would be forthcoming, but the expectation that Rhino or any label would be able to pick up where it left off (even with a strong economic recovery) would be naïve.

911 is a Joke by Public Enemy (from Fear of a Black Planet, Def Jam/Columbia, 1990)

And the latest example of this phenomenon is the guy from Winnipeg calling 911 to complain about the Jets’ move to Phoenix…14 years ago.

This program aired on July 23, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

Gary Waleik Producer, Only A Game
Gary Waleik is a producer for Only A Game.

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