The 7:40 Songbook – March 11, 2015

Where in the H E Double Hockey Sticks did all that traffic come from.  Glad it wasn’t yesterday or I would have never made it without pin-balling off someone.  But made it I did, and just in time for the 7:40 tune.

Today’s song needs little commentary, Bob Dylan and “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”.  Turn it up, I think, volume is pretty low on my machine,

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Remembering Brian Carman

Remember that great instrumental “Pipeline”, the one with the great opening riff that basically created a whole new form of guitar playing?  Brian Carman of “The Chantays” played that way back in 1962.  Brian passed away on March 1st, but will always be remembered for this path-finding sound.One of the true pioneers.

Song Of The Day – The Guess Who – Running Back To Saskatoon

Broadway Bridge and the Central Business Distr...

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

It’s theme week on Song Of The Day.  The theme, songs about Canadian cities.  Winnipeg.  Check.  Montreal.  Check.  Now it is time for SaskatoonThe Guess Who did this one way back in 1972.  As an added city bonus, the song also has references to Moosomin, Moose Jaw, Broadview in Saskatchewan, Red Deer, Hanna and Medicine Hat in Alberta, Terrace in BC and for some reason Hong Kong.  No idea why Hong Kong.  The other towns would all be familiar to Winnipeg bands playing the Western Canadian pub and club circuit.  Enjoy the classic “Running Back To Saskatoon”.

 

 

Remembering Jon Lord

Deep Purple

Deep Purple (Photo credit: daniconil)

July 16, saw the passing of rock keyboard innovator, Jon Lord.  He was 71.  Best known as one of the founding members of 70’s icons, Deep Purple, he also played with Whitesnake.  He played on the classic song by The Kinks, “You Really Got Me“.  He was on albums by David Gilmour and George Harrison.  He virtually created the riffs used to this day by keyboardists in all types of popular music.

In my life, Deep Purple was one of the bands that formed my musical tastes.  Machine Head is still an album that makes me perk up and listen.  I will never forget Smoke On The Water or Highway Star, which are very much a part of the soundtrack of my life.  The band in heaven just got a bit better.

Highway Star

Smoke On The Water

 

Remembering Jon Lord

Deep Purple

Deep Purple (Photo credit: daniconil)

July 16, saw the passing of rock keyboard innovator, Jon Lord.  He was 71.  Best known as one of the founding members of 70’s icons, Deep Purple, he also played with Whitesnake.  He played on the classic song by The Kinks, “You Really Got Me“.  He was on albums by David Gilmour and George Harrison.  He virtually created the riffs used to this day by keyboardists in all types of popular music.

In my life, Deep Purple was one of the bands that formed my musical tastes.  Machine Head is still an album that makes me perk up and listen.  I will never forget Smoke On The Water or Highway Star, which are very much a part of the soundtrack of my life.  The band in heaven just got a bit better.

Highway Star

Smoke On The Water