Monday’s Music Moves Me: Even More Places

We do locations/places a lot for M4, so I thought I might try a different take on the topic… I did songs with non-specific places in the title. I think I’ve done a couple of these before.

  1. The Beach Boys, “In My Room” From their 1963 album Surfer Girl, it was the B side to “Be True To Your School.” It peaked at #23.
  2. The Drifters, “Under The Boardwalk” Title track from their 1964 album, it reached #4 on the Hot 100 ands #1 on the R&B chart.
  3. The Drifters, “Up On The Roof” The last song reminded me of this one, so I tossed it in. This reached #5 on the Hot 100 and #4 on the R&B chart in 1962.
  4. Otis Redding, “(Sittin’ On The) Dock Of The Bay” Otis recorded this three days before he died in a plane crash in December 1967. It was released the following January and reached #1 on the pop and R&B charts.
  5. Little Anthony & The Imperials, “Goin’ Out Of My Head” Title track from their 1964 album, went to #6 on the charts.
  6. Canned Heat, “Goin’ Up The Country” Canned Heat’s best-known song, from their third album, 1968’s Living The Blues. Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson does the vocal here. They played it at Woodstock, where it became kind of an anthem.
  7. Tower Of Power, “Down To The Nightclub” Tower of Power was a funk/R&B band from the Oakland area that had a couple of national hits (“You’re Still A Young Man”, “So Very Hard To Go”), but they’re probably best known for their horn section, which has backed up a number of other artists.
  8. The Amboy Dukes, “Journey To The Center Of The Mind” I used this before, I know, but I just can’t get enough Ted Nugent. The Dukes were based in Chicago, and Nuge was only 19 (not 16 as originally reported) here.
  9. Ten Years After, “I’m Goin’ Home” This is the shortest version of this I could find. They played this at Woodstock for close to ten minutes, and when Alvin Lee got cranked up, he could go all night.
  10. ABC Western Australia Close of Transmission, 1985 Get it? They’re going off the air for the evening! A very nice rendition of “Advance Australia Fair” (the Australian National Anthem) at the end of this.ย 

And that’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for March 26, 2018.

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14 thoughts on “Monday’s Music Moves Me: Even More Places

  1. You always have original take on the theme, and I thank you for removing an ear worm from the writing of my post. I had the 45 of Journey to the Center of the mind and played it into oblivion. All good selections!

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  2. Great picks, John. I didn’t know the Dock of the Bay was so close to Otis Redding’s death. Journey to the Center of the Mind is certainly a non-specific place!

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  3. John your Post is always so interesting and full of wonderful musical information. I haven’t heard this tune from the Beach Boys since my high school days. WOW! Many moons ago my friend! hahahaha Have a rockin’ week! hugs…

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  4. John,

    Sorry for the late dance but life has been up in the air for more than a week with the passing of my father-in-law. I’m just now able to resume activity in Blogosphere.

    You put together an excellent playlist of non-specific places which is a great twist on the theme. I wish I had thought of this but I didn’t. I bet it would be challenging to come up with a new list of tunes of non-specific places. Hmmm, I may have to try to come up with one of my own. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a pawsome day and I’ll see you at center stage on Saturday with my April 1st BoTB!

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