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Feature: Flute Thing!
The Mighty Quinn - Manfred Mann - BB Top 100 #10, 1968 - Klaus Voorman, flute.
The Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - BB Hot 100 #1,1970 - Thomas "Beans" Bowles, flute.
Going Up The County - Canned Heat - BB Hot 100 #11, 1968 - Bob "Bear" Hite, flute.
Colour My World - Chicago - BB Hot 100 # 7, 1971 - Walter Parazaider, flute - A 70's slow dance classic, for sure, but why the Canadian spelling, eh?
Heard It In A Love Song - MTB - BB Hot 100 #14, 1977 - Jerry Eubanks, flute - I saw MTB live in Barton Hall in 1978. Their sound engineer was so clueless as to what to do with the sounds bouncing around this terrible concert venue he just pushed the volume up to 11 and let it ride! I left about halfway through because the music was so distorted; too bad because I was a big fan...
Windy - The Association - BB Hot 100 #1, 1967 - Terry Kirkman, flute-like recorder!
California Dreamin' - The Mamas And The Papas - BB Hot 100 #4,1966 - Bud Shank, flute.
Me The Peaceful Heart - Lulu - BB Hot 100 #53, 1968 - John Paul Jones, flute.
Fool On The Hill - The Beatles - Off the LP Magical Mystery Tour, 1967 - Jack Ellory, flute.
Moondance - Van Morrison - Off the LP Moondance, 1970 - Colin Tilton, flute.
Tonight's offering in The Corner is Locomotive Breath, Censored 45 version, by Jethro Tull with the leader of the "Flute Revolution", Ian Anderson. The offensive word is "balls", as in "got him by the", and in a neat edit it's replaced by "fun"! I couldn't find this version anywhere on the WWW, but if you click here, another censored version with a beep!
Legend Of A Mind - Moody Blues - Off the LP In Search Of The Lost Chord,1968 - Ray Thomas, songwriter, vocalist, flute.
7pm - 8pm
January 17 - Mick Taylor - 74
Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones - BB Hot 100 #1 1969 - Taylor's first appearances on a Stones single.
January 18 - David Ruffin - 1941
Ain't Too Proud To Beg - Temptations - BB Hot 100 # 1965
January 19 - Dolly Parton - 77 Phil Everly - 1939 Janis Joplin - 1943 Robert Palmer - 1949, died in 2003
Cathy's Clown - BB Hot 100 #1, 5 weeks, BB R&B #1, 1 week, 1960!
Johnny And Mary - dnc, 1980 - Although this didn't chart as a single here in the U.S., it's one of his best-loved songs. 80's synth classic...
Move Over - dnc, 1970 - From her LP Pearl.
Jolene - BB Hot 100 #60, C&W #1, 1974 - #219 RS 500.
January 21 - Billy Ocean - 71 Richie Havens - 1941 Mac Davis - 1942
Get Out Of My Dreams, Get Into My Car - BB Hot 100 #1, 1988
Here Comes The Sun - BB Hot 100 #16, 1971- Richie's only Top 40 hit and the only charting version of this song.
In The Ghetto - Elvis Presley - BB Hot 100 #3, 1969 - Written by Mac Davis, his first big break!
January 22 - Steve Perry - 74 Sam Cooke - 1935
Lights - BB Hot 100 #68, 1978
You Send Me - BB Top 100 #1, 1957
Shake - BB Hot 100 #7, 1965 - Above, Sam's first Top 10 single; this, his last.
January 23 - Patrick Simmons (Doobie Brothers) - 75 Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) - 67
Jesus Is Just Alright - Doobies - BB Hot 100 #35, 1973
Don't Be Cruel - CT - BB Hot 100 #4, 1988
Before we get back to the Flute Thing, one for the 80th birthday of Neil Diamond on the 24th! He was my first music hero...😍
Red, Red Wine - BB Hot 100 #62, 1968 - A cover version by UB40 went all the way to the top of the chart in 1988!
Hijack - Herbie Mann - BB Hot 100 #14, 1975
8pm - 9pm
The Pied Piper - Crispian St. Peters - BB Hot 100 #4, 1966 - Eddie Mordue, flute.
There Is A Mountain - Donovan - BB Hot 100 #11, 1967 - Harold McNair, flute.
Sometimes In Winter - Blood, Sweat & Tears - Off their first LP The Child Is The Father To The Man, 1968 - Steve Katz, flute. He was also a member of Blues Project, who's song Flute Thing is our background song tonight!
Purple Haze - Dion - BB Hot 100 #63, 1969 - A truly different rendering of this, but Jimi liked it!
Spill The Wine - Eric Burdon & War - BB Hot 100 #3. 1970 - Charles Miller (group member), flute.
Follow Your Daughter Home - The Guess Who - BB Hot 100 #61,1973 - The multi-talented Burton Cummings on flute, first heard on Undun (#22) in 1971!
Hocus Pocus - Focus - BB Hot 100 #9,1973 - The single by this Dutch group was edited down from a 6:30 LP version. Thijs Van Leer on flute, and check out his yodeling on the full-length version!