Five For Friday: Not In RRHOF, Part 4

Here is Part 4 of the list of artists that have yet to be nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, according to Parts 5 and 6 will drop on Monday and Friday next week. The description of each is from the article as well.

  1. Country Jope & The Fish, "Vietnam Song" (NSFW LANGUAGE): San Francisco psychedelia met Berkeley social commentary in the ’60s. They were ubiquitous at festivals and on radio.
  2. Jim Croce, "I’ll Have To Say I Love You In A Song": His life was cut short before he had a chance to truly develop but the trove of hits he left behind was substantial.
  3. The Crystals, "Da Doo Ron Ron": Even more than the Ronettes, the Crystals were Phil Spector’s go-to girl group. Darlene Love and La La Brooks were (and still are) dynamic singers.
  4. Dick Dale, "Misirlou": The man invented surf guitar. That’s enough.
  5. The Damned, "Neat Neat Neat": The first bona fide British punk band, who later expanded their sound.

And that’s Five For Friday for May 20, 2022.

Five For Friday: Not In RRHOF, Part 3

Back with Part 3 of a list of 100 artists and bands that Best Rock worthy of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame which have never been considered. The comments are from the website…

  1. Cher, “Believe”: Is she rock? Probably more so than Madonna, who’s been inducted. And let’s not forget those good times with Sonny.
  2. Joe Cocker, “You Can Leave Your Hat On”: That voice! That thing he did with his hands! A master interpreter of songs. Did we mention that voice?
  3. Judy Collins, “Both Sides Now”: More than just another talented folk singer, she was one of the artists who defined her generation.
  4. Phil Collins, “In The Air Tonight”: Already in as a member of Genesis, but he arguably had a bigger impact on his own.
  5. Ry Cooder, “Crossroads”: For his guitar work alone he should be enshrined. Add his work as solo artist and producer, and it’s a no-brainer.

And that’s Five For Friday for May 13, 2022.

Five For Friday: Not In RRHOF, Part 1

"Harmless" Dave, who runs The Real Music Observer YouTube channel, made a video last night from an article he saw on the website called Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame: 100 Crucial Omissions. Turns out there’s a Part 2 as well. I thought it would be an interesting exercise to go through both lists over the coming weeks and months and play a song from each of the artists listed. Here are the first five artists just to get us started, along with what Best Classical Bands has to say about them.

  1. The Association, "Along Comes Mary": Their ballads “Cherish” and “Never My Love” are among the most played songs in history. And “Along Comes Mary” is another classic.
  2. Bad Company, "Can’t Get Enough": Singer Paul Rodgers should also be in for the band Free, but we’ll settle for these crunching blues-rockers.
  3. Badfinger, "No Matter What": They have a tragic story but such great songs—and Beatle-approved, too.
  4. Blood Sweat & Tears, "And When I Die": Along with Chicago, they kick-started the horn-rock genre of the late ’60s and early ’70s.
  5. Blue Öyster Cult, "Godzilla": Hard-rock meets prog with lots of pre-punk attitude.

I’ll do the next ten on the list on Monday for Monday’s Music Moves Me. That’s Five For Friday, May 6, 2022.

#atozchallenge: INY

INY is an acronym for "I need you," I guess when you’re texting someone. Here are a few songs called "I Need You." The first was written by George Harrison and was used in the 1965 movie Help!, starring The Beatles, Leo McKern, and Eleanor Bron. It’s also on the album.

The next is by America, written by Gerry Beckley (who also sang lead), from their eponymous 1971 debut album.

Lynyrd Skynyrd had a song called "I Need You" on their 1974 album Second Helping. It was written by Ed King, Gary Rossington, and Ronnie Van Zant.

Tim McGraw did his "I Need You" with Faith Hill (his wife) on his 2007 album Let It Go. It was written by David Lee and Tony Lane. As a single, it reached #8 on the US Country chart and #4 on the Canadian Country chart.

Finally, Jon Batiste did his "I Need You" for his 2021 album We Are. The song was written by Jon and Autumn Rowe and was released as a single in 2020, reaching #2 on the Adult Alternative Airplay chart.

And I just realized that, by playing five songs, this will also work as my Five For Friday post.

Five For Friday: Acoustic Guitar from Pandora

I recently resubscribed to Pandora, and was surprised to find that, after how many years it had been since I unsubscribed and essentially didn’t listen to them, they still had a record of all the songs I had listened to then, in a playlist called Thumbprint Radio. Apparently, I was really into acoustic guitar back then, because as I started listening, there was a huge chunk of my playlist that was acoustic music. I figured to grab five of the songs for today’s playlist.

  1. The Duo-Tones, "Walk, Don’t Run"
  2. Jim Steinke, "Sweet Georgia Brown"
  3. Brooks Williams, "Magpie"
  4. Doyle Dykes, "Gitarre 2000"
  5. Tommy Emmanuel, "Windy And Warm"

And that’s Five For Friday, April 22, 2022.