Billy was born in the Bronx, New York City but raised in a area in Long Island called Hicksville. The population density of Hicksville was about twice that of my home city of Atlanta, but it apparently had the same neighborhood cohesion where I grew up.
Formerly known as the Chicago Transit Authority but had to drop the CTA due to the city's complaints. Chicago combined great musicians with great lyrics and a rousing beat that could wake up the dead. Or at least that is what I felt like after a long night on the stools.
He is a mediocre actor, a terrible singer, a real left winger, and an Oxford Scholar, but he is a patriot regardless of your thoughts on his politics. He served in the Army as a helicopter pilot and attained the rank of Captain. He also completed Ranger school which makes him a patriot in my book
Creedence Clearwater Revival released their Cosmo's Factory album in 1970. With all the hard rock and drug culture music on the scene it was nice to get back to some good old rock and roll driving guitar and down home lyrics.
Jazz is a form of music, which starts with laying down a basic track, then adding different layers of interpretation. Often it includes multiple instruments weaving and bobbing around the basic melody. Great jazz is when several musicians take off on an uncharted journey through the basic chords u
As I wind down the series, I just had to present a couple of the Disco songs of the era. I have never been a dancer past the jitterbug era and never could learn the later other dances of the 60-70's including the John Travolta moves.
No trip down memory lane would be complete without a few sad songs mixed with a couple of good old boy hits by Jim Croce. But if you have ever stood in a phone booth late at night drunk as a skunk and tried to make that one call that would make all the difference in your life, then you can relate to
After The Kingston Trio prepared the world for the folk era a group from New York extended the folk craze with their incredibly good instrumentation and harmony. They were highly produced and more accomplished as musicians than the Trio.