Friday, November 19, 2010

Get on the Train with The Black Eyed Peas

    This Week we have some cracker tracks.We are going to open with The Black Eyed Peas and their first single from what is sure going to be another smash album.It has a piece of the old Jennifer Warnes hit Time of Your Life in it but certainly does'nt cover it.Train has another hit off their album with Save Me San Francisco.While our Flashback takes us way back to Dinah Washington and her hits of the late fifties early sixties,including the duets  with Brook Benton.

 Black Eyed Peas
  The guys are back with their new album released November 30th.The Beginning, sounds as though there is a lot of experimenting going on but I tell you there is a couple of ripper tracks here and sure fire number ones. The Situation is one of these.It reminds me a lot of Meet Me Halfway when I first heard it.It just had to be a monster hit and this one gives me that very same feeling.
 Just love the Black Eyed Peas.I remember when I first heard Boom Boom Pow.I thought Yeah not bad but i tell you that song is an absolute gem.One of my all time favorites.I take my hat off to these guys they take risks and it works.They blend well together,they use Fergies voice to perfection and they come up with a great mixture of dance and rock music.

Black Eyed Peas The Time Dirty Bit

Snippet of a monster hit prediction
The Situation


Pat Monahan vocals  Jimmy Stafford guitar  Scott Underwood drums

 Train has 15 years in the music industry and with  their latest album a great collection of songs.They add more depth to their recordings and help back up their classic song Drops of Jupiter which  made its mark on music history by winning a  Grammy Award.
  Pat Monahan says taking time away from each other really made the heart grow fonder,of the break.We realized how important we were to one another and taking a few years off helped us all really look at ourselves and what we could contribute to this band as opposed to what we weren't getting from the band.

Save Me San Francisco

Drops of Jupiter


Dinah Washington 

  Born Ruth Jones in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in August 1924, Dinah Washington moved to Chicago’s South Side when she was three or four. Her mother played piano and passed  her keyboard talent to her daughter.
Dinah Washington made the full-fledged leap to pop stardom, thanks to the lovely Belford Hendricks-arranged ballad What a Diff’rence a Day Makes in 1959.
Then came the collaboration with  Brook Benton  and that is what we are going to highlight in our flashback to the early sixties.
She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

Rockin Good Way 

Baby You Got What It Takes

I Don't Hurt

Time of Your Life
Bill Medley Jennifer Warnes

1 comment:

  1. Lee, you're such a passionate blogger. Thank goodness for you.

    Loving Brook and Dinah especially. I was surprised to learn recently that Dinah is from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I well know where that is.

    I like that clear but olde timey feel to it sound, and the lyrics in Baby You've Got What It Takes.

    Keep up the great job in bringing these great artists and their great music to the public.

    "You're in my spot again honey". LOL