Song of the Day – “Love Rollercoaster” – Ohio Players

Say what?!

The funky, funky Ohio Players take us on the Rollercoaster of Love.

There was a story going around that the scream you can hear on the studio version of the song was actually a woman being killed. It was, according to the source I found, keyboardist Billy Beck that actually did that scream.


Song of the Day – “New Music” Wednesday – “Stairway”

Yukon Blonde

Yukon Blonde is a band that hails from the far-off mythical land of Canadia. You know – America’s Hat?

All kidding aside, their new CD, Tiger Talk, is full of terrific songs like this one. Check them out.

Song of the Day – “Name’s the same” Tuesday – “Hurricane”

Mindy Smith

Let’s stay on the water, so to speak, after the beach weekend, with a song from Long Island’s Mindy Smith. This pretty song is from her 2004 debut, One Moment More.


The Ventures

What better band to play a song about a hurricane than those kings of the surf instrumentals, the Ventures?

Song of the Day – “Margaritaville” – Jimmy Buffett

When I said yesterday that the two Jimmy Buffett songs would be about alcohol, who was not aware that this would be the other song? Raise your hands! Not too many, I see.

Hope you’re not “wasting away” on this Memorial Day!

Song of the Day – “Boat Drinks” – Jimmy Buffett

Two years ago, over Memorial Day weekend, I ended up playing five Carolina beach music songs. Last year, it was a week of California surf music.

This year, I’m scaling back to a couple of Jimmy Buffett songs. A couple of songs about alcohol. Stay safe and don’t drink if you’re actually driving the boat!

Song of the Day – “Sweet Thing” – The Waterboys

It’s been over three years since I posted any Waterboys. It’s time to rectify the situation, because I love this Scot/Irish folk band.

Although this is a studio recording of a Van Morrison song originally on Astral Weeks, it has a loose, live feel to it – along with some lyrics from another tune you may be familiar with.

Song of the Day – “Mexico” – James Taylor

It’s that time of year when many of us are thinking about vacations. Where to go this year? How about…Mexico?

I love this arrangement of the song, which has much more of a Latin feel than the original.