Thursday, 10 January 2013

Three Dog Night - Black & White

The ink is black, the page is white Together we learn to read and write

70's Pick of the Week

“Black and While” by Three Dog Night (1972)
It was the summer of ’72 and I recall a portable radio blaring on top of an old wooden picnic table in my friend’s back yard. The old brown table had seen better days but the songs were brand new. Every time we were in their yard that summer that radio would be snapped on. We would be done playing football for the day and having a slurpee or something; Bill would tell dirty jokes or we would just hang out. The songs sounded so new and alive – just like we were.

Three Dog Night
From the radio blasted “Black and White1” by Three Dog Night. The sun felt good. The Surplee ‘brain- freeze’ not so much.
Suitable For Framing
“Black and White” had been done by Sammy Davis Jr. in ’59, so technically this was a ‘cover’. Almost all of their most successful songs, (and there were plenty of them) were covers.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Very Eclectic Sunday...on Vinyl...

Doc Watson - Southbound

American Stars & Bars - Neil Young

Cramps - Psychedelic Jungle

B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Falling

Bryan Ferry/ Roxy Music - - - " Like A Hurricane "