This is the first time we’re featuring those LONG songs that didn’t fit the AM radio format. These songs began to be played on FM stations later in the 1960s and 1970s. Some of the groups had socially conscious or politically controversial messages in the lyrics. Some weren’t songs you danced to; you’d listen and absorb. We liked our albums — concept albums, too. I thought I would feature just one of the long songs, but heck, all the requests have something about them I like. (Either my taste is eclectic — or I have none at all. Entirely possible.) And I try to honor all requests. Anyway, here’s the batch from this week. Relax with the substance of your choice, if any, and enjoy.
The songs are posted here and are also in the Pass the Paisley juke box. Go here to the Groove Pad, then click on the juke box and any song you want to here.
“When The Music’s Over” by The Doors for Bob Nelson.
“In a Gadda Da Vida” by Iron Butterfly for Karla Watts, Lyndall Strand, and Don Velasquez.
“Taxi” by Harry Chapin for Becky Graves Taken.
“Darling Nikki” by Prince for Rose Gasak.
“Positively Fourth Street” by Bob Dylan for Ed O’Neill.
“Time Has Come Today” by The Chambers Brothers for Rick Louis.
“Working Man” by Rush for Rick Louis.
“Green Grass & High Tides” by The Outlaws for Rick Louis.
“The Real Thing” by Russell Morris for Lyndall Strand.
“Evie” by Stevie Wright for Lyndall Strand.
“Blinded by The Light” by Manfred Mann for Kevin Hoffman.
“Triad” by Jefferson Airplane for Thomas Williams.
“Like a Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan for Bruce Siria.
“Love is Like Oxygen” by The Sweet for Trevor Ley.
“Echoes” by Pink Floyd for Marsha Snavely.
“They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!” by Napoleon XIV for Michael Munzer.
“This Guy’s in Love With You” by Herb Alpert for Phil Rizk.
“American Pie” by Don McLean for Katy Gottterup Carrell.
“Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End” by The Beatles for Kathy Gotterup Carrell.
“Tangled Up in Blue” by Bob Dylan for Kathy Gotterup Carrell.
“Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers for Bonnie Frederick.