Rocktober is over, and I’d like to thank Mary B for hosting it. A few readers, realizing that the tunes were about to end, commented that they’d like to see it continue ad infinitum. Realizing that I post plenty of music on this blog anyway, it didn’t seem to be that big of a deal for me to do that. So, I’m starting a new continuing feature, Song Of The Day.
Last month, the object was to post a rock song every day. With SotD, I’ll be posting mostly rock songs from the 1956-1995 period, but this will be pretty much open season, and you might hear country, easy listening, Big Band, jazz in all its forms, ambient, gospel, blues, Irish, Scottish, even classical and opera, depending on my mood. For the time being, I’ll stick with rock, because there were a lot of songs I wanted to do last month and didn’t get around to.
First up is Sugarloaf’s “Green Eyed Lady,” from 1970. It was written by Jerry Corbetta, J. C. Phillips and David Riordan and appeared on their eponymous first album. The song reached #3 on the Hot 100 and #1 in Canada, and includes some fantastic, jazzy-sounding organ and guitar solos by Corbetta and Bob Webber, respectively.