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psychicdeath

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Dave's Song of the Day

Give Me Just a Little More Time – Chairmen of the Board

Monday song of the day: The writers of today’s song had to use a pseudonym to avoid a lawsuit.




The songwriting and production team of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Edward Holland, Jr. had recently left Motown Records and legal disputes with their former label prevented them from writing songs under their own names from 1969 to 1972. They started Invictus Records and could still produce and release records, so they wrote songs for the label using the pen name Edythe Wayne.

One of the songs they wrote during this time was Give Me Just a Little More Time, which was released in January 1970 on their Invictus label. The act that recorded the song was Chairmen of the Board, an act that Holland-Dozier-Holland had assembled for the new label. Give Me Just a Little More Time was the first single by the group and reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The group went on to have a few more hits over the next two years, but nothing approaching that of their million-selling debut single.

View: https://youtu.be/IQSbEENUK3s


Tomorrow: He knows just how you feel
 

The Bad Guy

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I swear I just saw this dude on the season 9 finale of the Trailer Park Boys last night, and sure enough, it’s him.
Yeah he won some contest to singing his marauder song. It’s pretty bad ass song too

View: https://youtu.be/xYG2f7LxxkM

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The song he saying on TV wasn’t originally his, the song cold beer was done by Donnie Dunfree, based off a comedy skit
 
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psychicdeath

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Dave's Song of the Day

When Smokey Sings – ABC

Tuesday song of the day: Today’s song is a tribute to a classic Motown singer.




The English group ABC had had several hits in the early 1980s, including Poison Arrow and The Look of Love. In 1987 they released their fourth album, Alphabet City, and it included When Smokey Sings, a tribute to American R&B singer Smokey Robinson.

While the song deals mostly with Smokey Robinson, the album version also namechecks Sly Stone, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, and Luther Vandross, although this part of the lyric is not in the single version.

Released as a single in May 1987, When Smokey Sings was ABC’s highest charting song in the United States, reaching #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The band continued to have hits in the UK for several years, but never again charted in the U.S.

View: https://youtu.be/BTV5FvNCbhk


Album Version

View: https://youtu.be/9LyUkEkVUQY


Tomorrow: Who’s the cat that won’t cop out when there’s danger all about?
 

Big Dummy

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In most of his stuff he plays a double string guitar sounds pretty wild. For being a dude who struggles with addiction’s issues, I’m pretty sure he has some classical music training.
He looks like he might enjoy a chemical or two. Seems like a talented dude, hopefully he doesn’t become a statistic. I’ll have have to check out his 2 string guitar stuff. Reminds me of The Presidents of the United States of America. 3 string guitar, 2 string bass and a small drum kit.
 

The Bad Guy

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He looks like he might enjoy a chemical or two. Seems like a talented dude, hopefully he doesn’t become a statistic. I’ll have have to check out his 2 string guitar stuff. Reminds me of The Presidents of the United States of America. 3 string guitar, 2 string bass and a small drum kit.
Unfortunately, for his talent, he already is a statistic. Just can’t keep his shit together. Street kid at heart.
 

ShatsBassoon

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I actually think Jesse Stewart was a Campbell River kid, wasnt that your stomping ground.
Close, I lived in Campbell creek a couple years back when I was a toddler.

Spent a fair bit of time there though seeing as it was the closest big town from home.
 

psychicdeath

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Dave's Song of the Day

Theme from Shaft – Isaac Hayes

Wednesday song of the day: Today’s song was the first written by an African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song.




Younger people may not know it, but the guy who voiced Chef on South Park was very important in the music business. Isaac Hayes started in the early 1960s as a session musician and then went on to become a songwriter and producer for Stax Records, writing several hit songs, including Soul Man and Hold On, I’m Comin’. In 1968 he began a second career as a solo performer, releasing his first album, Presenting Isaac Hayes. The following year, he released the classic Hot Buttered Soul album.

Probably his biggest impact came in 1971 when he was given the job of writing the soundtrack for the MGM blaxploitation film Shaft. The result was a double album of mostly instrumental music that was included in the film. The album contained three songs that also incorporated lyrics, including the main Theme from Shaft.

The Theme from Shaft was released in two versions, a longer 4:39 album cut and a shorter edit that was released as a single, clocking in at 3:15. Both versions contained a long intro, lasting over half of the song’s running time before the lyrics began. And of course, there’s the famous section where the backup singers tell Hayes to “Shut your mouth” when he sings that “They say this cat Shaft is a bad mother-“, preventing him from dropping the F-bomb on the record. Oddly, the version used in the actual movie was different from the versions released on record. The film version was recorded first at MGM Studios in California, while the album and single were recorded later at Stax Records in Memphis. The singing is noticeably different on the film version, and there are minor differences in the lyrics.

The song was a huge hit, charting at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. As mentioned above, it also won the Oscar for Best Original Song. Hayes continued his music career for decades and also branched off into acting, starring in Truck Turner, appearing as a recurring character in TV’s The Rockford Files, and as The Duke of New York in the Kurt Russell film Escape from New York. Later, he played Chef in South Park from 1997 to 2006.

Hayes suffered a stroke in 2006 and passed away on August 8th, 2008 at 65 years old.

Album version

View: https://youtu.be/2O_6fZwxwkU


Single version

View: https://youtu.be/lopcq686HX8


Shaft movie opening credits

View: https://youtu.be/pFlsufZj9Fg


Tomorrow: My heart’s in overdrive and you’re behind the steering wheel