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It’s the Weekend. Feel-good and happy songs.

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It’s the Weekend. Feel-good and happy songs. OK let’s see what happy and feel good songs you have.

 

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Guitar Superstar Eddie Van Halen dead at 65.

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Guitar Superstar Eddie Van Halen dead at 65. He was a guitar god. I met Eddie many times before the band was known outside of Southern California. Saw him play at what we called garage parties. Also the number of times the band played the whisky was unbelievable. A club band made good. Eddie Van Halen dead at 65. This from TMZ.

 

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Let’s do some Rockabilly Tunes.

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Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music. It dates back to the early 1950s in the United States, especially the South. As a genre it blends the sound of Western musical styles such as country with that of rhythm and blues,[1][2] leading to what is considered “classic” rock and roll.[3] Some have also described it as a blend of bluegrass with rock and roll.[4] The term “rockabilly” itself is a portmanteau of “rock” (from “rock ‘n’ roll”) and “hillbilly“, the latter a reference to the country music (often called “hillbilly music” in the 1940s and 1950s) that contributed strongly to the style. Other important influences on rockabilly include western swing, boogie-woogie, jump blues, and electric blues.[5]

Defining features of the rockabilly sound included strong rhythms, vocal twangs, and common use of the tape echo;[6] but progressive addition of different instruments and vocal harmonies led to its “dilution”.[2] Initially popularized by artists such as Wanda Jackson, Billy Adams, Johnny Cash, Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Bob Luman, Eddie Cochran, and Jerry Lee Lewis,[7] the rockabilly style waned in the late 1950s; nonetheless, during the late 1970s and early 1980s, rockabilly enjoyed a revival. An interest in the genre endures even in the 21st century, often within musical subcultures. Rockabilly has left a legacy, spawning a variety of sub-styles and influencing other genres such as punk rock.[6]

During the 1930s and 1940s, two new sounds emerged. Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys were the leading proponents of Western Swing, which combined country singing and steel guitar with big band jazz influences and horn sections; Wills’s music found massive popularity. Recordings of Wills’s from the mid 1940s to the early 1950s include “two beat jazz” rhythms, “jazz choruses”, and guitar work that preceded early rockabilly recordings.[11] Wills is quoted as saying “Rock and Roll? Why, man, that’s the same kind of music we’ve been playin’ since 1928!… But it’s just basic rhythm and has gone by a lot of different names in my time. It’s the same, whether you just follow a drum beat like in Africa or surround it with a lot of instruments. The rhythm’s what’s important.”[12]

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So what kind of weekend is this? A 70’s weekend.

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So what kind of weekend is this? A 70’s weekend. I was born in the 50’s. Started to rock in the 60’s. But I came out as a rocker in the 70’s. From Ohio, to California, to Ohio, back and forth.

I rocked with the best of them. Roadie for Yes, Rare Earth, Guess Who, and a few local bands. Met some of the great rockers. Partied with them and lived to tell about it. But enough already. On with the music.

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Let’s start the week with tunes that make you move your feet.

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Let’s start the week with tunes that make you move your feet. OK. It’s been a while since we got this music scene moving it’s feet. So let’s post those songs that wants you to move those feet. Burn those calories. How about I start it off with Kenny Loggins?

Now I want to see some real foot stompers. Don’t disappoint me.

 

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Heading for the weekend, so let’s hear some guitar.

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Heading for the weekend, so let’s hear some guitar. We did a feature on the keyboards, so let’s feature the guitar. Play your favorites. I’ve picked classic rock songs from the 70’S. You pick any genre.

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Let the music flow. I’m late, so let’s make up for it.

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Let the music flow. I’m late, so let’s make up for it. The weekend is flying by. So You pick the songs.

 

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It’s the weekend, and I’m feeling big band tunes.

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It’s the weekend, and I’m feeling big band tunes. That’s right my friends, the big band songs. Sure it’s Thursday here, but some parts of the world are already doing the weekend.  We’re going back a few years, join us.

If you have the big band songs of today, play those also. Swing, Jazz, Miller, Goodman, Let’s hear them all.

Big bands started as accompaniment for dancing. In contrast to the typical jazz emphasis on improvisation, big bands relied on written compositions and arrangements. They gave a greater role to bandleaders, arrangers, and sections of instruments rather than soloists.

 

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It’s a double play. The weekends here, so let’s have a free for all.

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The weekends here, so let’s have a free for all. This weekend we will have a double play. Last weekend we had a quadruple. So let’s start off with tunes that we enjoy. Let them be happy or sad.

Your music can be sport theme, life theme, or just any theme you wish.

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The weekend’s here so play your favorite decade.

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The weekend’s here so play your favorite decade. This is part two of our Quadruple play. My favorite decade has always been the 60’s. Zeppelin, Stones, Beetles, Beach Boys, Deep Purple, etc.

So play your favorite decade and please play it proud. If you have more than one, that’s fine also. I’ll probably bounce around . I’m going to start off with my favorite band. Led Zeppelin.

 

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