The Chi-Lites were a Chicago based group as you might have guess from their group name. They initially formed in the late 1950 but didn’t really hit the big time until the early to mid-1970 where they were pure gold for Brunswick Records. Have You Seen Her started their run of hits in late 1971 and here is a great performance of it from the wonderful Soul Train show…….
Have you seen her was quickly followed up by their number one hit single Oh Girl. I personally think the lead vocal on this song is one of the best ever! Let me know what you think…..
Yes….I know that Paul Young did a successful cover of this song and that many of you may be more familiar with that cover version than you are with the original. As a bonus, here is Paul’s cover version.
Now that you have listened to both versions, I am betting that you will agree with me that while Paul does a nice job his version……it is not match for the original!
The Beatles were over and Paul was out singing with his wife Linda who had no musical talent…..disaster!
But guess what….Paul was a happy man, enjoying his life. loving his wife, raising his family, and still making music that puts most of the crap that is out today to shame. Here is some great rare footage and interviews from those days to prove the point. I think you will really enjoy this!
If you long for the days of Paul McCartney and Wings stay tuned on Sunday and Monday for a great Wings show and TV Special. The 70s……Paul was young, I was young, and all was well with the world!
Pete is an amazing composer, a brilliant musician, AND an amazing interview. He always has something intelligent to say and I always feel like I learn something when listening to him. He never hesitates to speak his mind which is quite refreshing these days but be aware that his stated position almost always change over time. Bottom line…..he is always entertaining.
I have two interview offerings for you today. Up first a very young Pete talks about Tommy…….
(Pete Talks About Tommy)
Next up is an interview of an older Pete by Murray Lerner who captured the Who live at the Isle of Wright festival in 1970. The interview is intermixed with Who footage which makes for an interesting viewing and listening experience.
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Stay tuned on Sunday when I will bring you the Who live at the Isle of Wright festival. Really good stuff!
Jefferson Airplane, David Crosby and Stephen Stills, and Joni Mitchell – The Day After Woodstock
I think this is the best interview so far (the title above says it all). Great performances by Jefferson Airplane, Joni Mitchell, and Stephen Stills and some really great discussions during the interview part of the show. As always, let me know what you think!
I don’t talk to much about Country Music in this Blog but I have to comment on the passing of George Jones this weekend. Without a doubt George was the greatest country singer of all time. I can’t think of any better way honor his passing than this great performance of He Stopped Loving Her Today, the song he will always be remembered for……
If you listened to this song and didn’t have a tear in your eye by the end you don’t have a heart!
So……back on March 18th I did a Two’Fer Tuesday post about 10cc and challenged the readers to post a comment explaining the origin of the groups name. No one…..let me repeat….No one responded 😦
Undaunted, I am throwing down the Pop Quiz gauntlet again!
Yesterday i posted about The Lovin Spoonful and, as it turns out, the origin of their name is closely related to the origin of the name for 10cc. Your challenge is to be the first to post a comment explaining how the two names are related.
Ready….set….comment…. Come on, I know you can do it!