Mary over at Jingle Jangle Jungle is this month’s guest conductor, and set today’s theme as “animals.” So, here’s my menagerie…
- Steve Miller Band, “Fly Like An Eagle” Title track from his 1976 album that went to #3 in the US, #4 in Canada, and #11 in the UK. The song went to #2 in the US and Canada that year.
- Lauryn Hill and Tanya Blount, “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” Just a beautiful Gospel tune.
- Captain & Tennille, “Muskrat Love” The guys from America wrote it, but somehow it sounds better when Toni Tennille sings it. Released in 1976 from their album Song Of Joy, it went to #4 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. The results were almost opposite in Canada, where it went to #1 on the RPM Singles chart and #3 on the AC chart.
- Bill Monroe, “Mule Skinner Blues” The creator of Bluegrass music in fine voice here.
- Al Stewart, “Year Of The Cat” Always liked this song. Title track from his 1976 album, it rose to #1 that year.
- Big Mama Thornton, “Hound Dog” Elvis did it, of course, but Big Mama did it first. You’ll notice that Buddy Guy, who recently turned 86 and is still going strong, is playing guitar here.
- Heart, “Barracuda” Heart isn’t generally one of my favorite bands, but I love this song. From their 1977 album Little Queen, it reached #11 in the US and #2 in Canada, where they got their start.
- Canned Heat, “Bullfrog Blues” From their eponymous 1967 debut album, one of my personal favorites because of all the straight-ahead blues on it.
- Gordon Lightfoot, “Hangdog Hotel Room” From his 1978 album Endless Wire, he re-recorded it for 1988’s Gord’s Gold, Vol. 2.
- Fleetwood Mac, “Albatross” Any excuse to play this one. From back in FM’s Peter Green days, off the 1969 album The Pious Bird Of Good Omen.
And that’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for August 13, 2018.