Saturday, May 20, 2017

Music Break

I'd say it's time for full-size Music Break.  Here are a few songs that I'd regard as being not all that known.  I didn't know about this first one until recently.  Tom Fogerty's Joyful Resurrection, from his 1974 album Zephyr National, includes contributions by his old Creedence Clearwater Revival bandmates Stu Cook (on bass and lead guitar) and Doug Clifford (on drums), along with his own rhythm guitar.  Depending on which source you consult, his brother John may have also contributed on guitar.

I remember hearing the next one a long time ago, but never learned who the artist was.  As it turns out, May The Sunshine is by Nazareth, from their 1979 album No Mean City.  Original members Dan McCafferty (lead vocals), Manny Charlton (guitar), Pete Agnew (bass) and Darrell Sweet (drums) are joined by then-new addition Zal Cleminson (guitar).

Another song I remember from my younger days is My Mistake by The Kingbees.

One song that deserved, in my opinion, to be much better known than it was would be the title song to Fleetwood Mac's 1974 album Heroes Are Hard To Find, by keyboardist Christine McVie.  At this time, the band had moved to the United States and was down to a quartet, also including Bob Welch (guitar, vocals), John McVie (bass) and Mick Fleetwood (drums).  Soon afterwards, Welch quit, the band hired Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, and the rest is history.  The thumbnail picture is from the album cover for the compilation 25 Years - The Chain.

After leaving the Eagles, bassist Randy Meisner released his eponymous debut solo album in 1978, which included Bad Man, written by Glenn Frey and J. D. Souther.  The song was used in the movie FM, so it might not be as obscure as the others in this post.

Well, as a certain cartoon swine would say, ththththethethat's all, folks.

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