Number 776 – Doobie Brothers

•February 5, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Excerpt ~ Def 1000 songs: ” Toulouse Street (which spawned the hit singles “Listen To The Music,” “Rockin’ Down the Highway” and “Jesus Is Just Alright”), brought the band their breakthrough success. The album reflected a quantum improvement in the band’s material as well as the quality and polish of their studio sound. In collaboration with manager Bruce Cohn, producer Ted Templeman, and engineer Don Landee, the Doobies made their first truly professional recordings. They also made necessary improvements to the line-up. First, they replaced Shogren with the more versatile singer, songwriter and bass guitarist Tiran Porter. Second, they supplemented Hartman’s manic and somewhat undisciplined drumming with that of technically proficient Navy veteran Michael Hossack. Porter and Hossack were both well acquainted with the members of the Doobies and stalwarts of the northern California music scene. Pianist Bill Payne of Little Feat contributed his distinctive keyboard stylings for the first time, as well.” …… m0re

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Number 776 Doobie Brothers 1972USA – Genre: Rock Play SongVote 4 Doobie!

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Number 777 – Joshua Kadison

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Excerpt ~ Def 1000 songs: ” Pianist Joshua Kadison‘s debut is chock full of odes to finding romance, longing for romance and losing romance. Propelled mostly by the enormously popular adult contemporary hit Jessie, about the searching title heroine and the hopeful, needing narrator who gets sucked into her longing, he paints vivid portrayals of troubled and hopeful dreamers. With lyrics like “Jessie, paint your pictures/’bout how it’s gonna be/by now I should know better/your dreams are never free,” Kadison taps into the wanderer in all of us. His strength is much like that of the best country music songwriters: Each track brings to life and tells a story about unique characters, whether it’s Lady Jane in the title song, Rachel in Picture Postcards from L.A. or Jessie making a recurrent visit in Georgia Rain. With Kadison being an unabashed romantic, none of these songs rock out or even come close to being edgy, but that works to their advantage because he also steers far from the middle of the road with his strong songwriting skills” …… m0re

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Number 777 Joshua Kadison 1993USA – Genre: Singer/SW Play SongVote 4 Joshua!

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Number 778 – Toad The Wet Sprocket

•February 4, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Excerpt ~ Def 1000 songs: ” So named in honour of a sketch by the Monty Python comedy troupe, Toad the Wet Sprocket‘s mellow, melodic folk-pop sound made them one of the most successful alternative rock bands of the early 1990s. Singer Glen Phillips, guitarist Todd Nichols, bassist Dean Dinning (the nephew of ’50s hitmaker Mark “Teen Angel” Dinning) and drummer Randy Guss formed the group in 1986 in their native Santa Barbara, California; after honing their skills in area bars, they entered a nearby studio in 1988 and recorded their debut LP, Bread and Circus, in just eight days at a cost of $650. Originally sold as a homemade cassette in Santa Barbara record stores, the album made its way to the Los Angeles offices of Columbia Records, which signed Toad only after agreeing to the band’s request to reissue Bread and Circus in its original form, without any alterations or remixes. The somber Pale, produced by Marvin Etzioni, followed in 1990; after years of persistent touring, Toad the Wet Sprocket’s commercial breakthrough followed with 1991‘s Fear, as the single “All I Want” …… m0re

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Number 778 Toad TWS 1991USA – Genre: Alt Pop Play SongVote 4 Toad!

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Number 779 – Keith Urban

•February 4, 2010 • 3 Comments

Excerpt ~ Def 1000 songs: ” Born in New Zealand, Keith Urban learned to play guitar as a six-year-old in Australia, after a young woman asked to place an ad in his dad’s shop window offering guitar lessons. His parents made a deal with her that they would advertise in return for lessons for their young son. The boy had natural ability. By the time he was eight, Urban was winning talent shows. He also was involved in a youth acting company which required him to sing, dance, and memorize lines, all of which led to the ease on-stage, which would serve him well in his music career. With his father deeply interested in American culture and country music, it was also natural that Urban would gravitate toward country music early on, when he was influenced by the singing of Glen Campbell, Dolly Parton, and Don Williams, and the songwriting of Jimmy Webb (“Galveston”). Urban added his own dimension to those influences when he discovered Dire Straits” …… m0re

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Number 779 Keith Urban 2004NZL – Genre: Country Play SongVote 4 Keith!

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Number 780 – Faith No More

•February 3, 2010 • 1 Comment

Excerpt ~ Def 1000 songs: ” I must admit when i first heard Faith No More their style of music really didn’t appeal to me. Now looking back, Faith No More were really the forerunners of fusion music for the likes of Linkin Park, Gorrilaz, Limp Bizkit and Blindspott (now there’s a group which hasn’t been heard by many and that is a shame) which were all to follow Faith.
Faith No More’s song “Easy” the Lionel Richie cover is a classic which would have been in “The Definitive 1000 Songs Of All Time” but “Epic was far more more important in context of this list. With their fusion of heavy metal, funk, hip-hop, and progressive rock, Faith No More has earned a substantial cult following. By the time they recorded their first album in 1985, the band had already had a string of lead vocalists, including Courtney Love; their debut, We Care a Lot, featured Chuck Mosley‘s abrasive vocals but was driven by Jim Martin‘s metallic guitar. Faith No More‘s next album, 1987‘s Introduce Yourself, was a more cohesive and impressive effort; for the first time, the rap and metal elements didn’t sound like they were fighting each other” …… m0re

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Number 780 Faith No More 1989USA – Genre: Nu Rock Play SongVote 4 FNM!

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Number 781 – Santana

•February 3, 2010 • 1 Comment

Excerpt ~ Def 1000 songs: ” Santana is the primary exponent of Latin-tinged rock, particularly due to its combination of Latin percussion (congas, timbales, etc.) with bandleader Carlos Santana‘s distinctive, high-pitched lead guitar playing. The group was the last major act to emerge from the psychedelic San Francisco music scene of the 1960s and it enjoyed massive success at the end of the decade and into the early ’70s. The musical direction then changed to a more contemplative and jazzy style as the band’s early personnel gradually departed, leaving the name in the hands of Carlos Santana, who guided the group to consistent commercial success over the next quarter-century. By the mid-’90s, Santana seemed spent as a commercial force on records, though the group continued to attract audiences for its concerts worldwide. But the band made a surprising and monumental comeback in 1999 with Supernatural, an album featuring many guest stars that became Santana‘s best-selling release and won a raft of Grammy Awards” …… m0re

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Number 781 Santana 1999MEX – Genre: Rock Play SongVote 4 Santana!

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Number 782 – Mungo Jerry

•February 3, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Excerpt ~ Def 1000 songs: “Mungo Jerry is one of rock‘s great one-hit successes. Outside of England, they’re known for exactly one song, but that song, “In the Summertime,” is a seasonal anthem known by listeners who weren’t even born when it was released. Mungo Jerry was a solid blues outfit as well — in fact, one suspects they were the kind of blues band that purists Alexis Korner and Cyril Davies would have loved, had they ever intersected — and knew how to get the most out of their jug band sound, which has helped them survive for three decades.” …… m0re

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Number 782 Mungo Jerry 1970ENG – Genre: Blues Play SongVote 4 Mungo!

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