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ROCKOLLECTIONS: MAKING A MOUNTAIN OUT OF...PT.3

As we open Part 3, I will dip back into that solo Leslie West album from 1969, back when there was no group called Mountain.

His version of a Bob Dylan song made famous by the Band, and also by Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & Trinity as the theme to the British comedy Absolutely Fabulous.

In an attempt to avoid being compared to Cream, the group added a keyboardist.

So we will return to Mountain proper, for a series of…
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Added by Mike Pell on July 31, 2012 at 2:54am — 6 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: MAKING A MOUNTAIN OUT OF...PT.2

Looking at that picture, I confess that these shows were originally called Making A Mountain Out Of A Fat Guy, a rather coarse play on the expression about making one out of a molehill.
That long, unwieldy and insulting title has been shortened.
Guess I have…
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Added by Mike Pell on July 26, 2012 at 12:10am — 17 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: MAKING A MOUNTAIN OUT OF...PT.1

We’ll begin a multi-part exploration of the music of Leslie West and Mountain.

If you are a fan of guitar playing wizardry, you should enjoy this.

Though not having anything on the charts in years, Mountain remains popular in this section of the East Coast.

And to his credit, Mr. West has lost considerable weight in the years since his heyday!

Mountain played hard rock, and were forerunners of Heavy Metal Music.

In the beginning there was no…
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Added by Mike Pell on July 24, 2012 at 2:08am — 18 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: 1967 AND THE SUMMER OF LOVE PT.6

Continuing with this year's Summer Series, 1967 AND The Summer Of Love.
And this time out I will go very FM.
I have spoken before about FM Turntable Hits- songs that got a lot of airplay on the Underground Stations but not much in the way of…
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Added by Mike Pell on July 19, 2012 at 2:41am — 22 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: 1967 AND THE SUMMER OF LOVE PT.5

Just where did this whole Summer Of Love phenomenon begin back in 1967?
Most people would point to the city I will celebrate in song.
After that, a musical look at what the Soul singers were putting out for our listening…
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Added by Mike Pell on July 17, 2012 at 12:21am — 12 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: 1967 AND THE SUMMER OF LOVE PT.4 - MY LAST SHOW AT WLSO

I MUST RELUCTANTLY INFORM YOU THAT THIS IS MY FINAL SHOW AT WLSO.FM!
 
Moving along with our look at 1967 and The Summer Of Love, not to mention a long look at that cute blonde pictured here, lol!

One of many musical lessons I learned that year was that songs could be Poetry.

They could bring an economical use of words to paint pictures in your…
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Added by Mike Pell on July 12, 2012 at 3:50am — 8 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: 1967 AND THE SUMMER OF LOVE PT.3

Two weeks ago, I opened the show with a song about 1967 and The Summer Of Love.

This time I will open with a song about 1967 and The Summer Of Love.

There are quite a few of them.

Last time by a guy named John, this time by a guy named John!

After that, I will pretty much be playing HITS...you read me?...HITS...ME, lol!

Songs that were popular on both the AM and FM sides of the Radio Dial in 1967.

Catch it…
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Added by Mike Pell on July 10, 2012 at 3:55am — 12 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE 4TH OF JULY 2012 PT.2 END

I normally wait a day before putting up the next chapter, but it is now officially the 4th Of July so I thought I'd hurry this one out.

Here's another moment of insight into this Rockollections thing- I had a working idea of how I was going to handle this second half of the show, starting with Schooner Fare and their song, We The People...those being the opening words of the U.S. Constitution.

They mention the Declaration Of…
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Added by Mike Pell on July 4, 2012 at 1:48am — 8 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE 4TH OF JULY 2012 PT.1

I have long had this idea for an opening set for a 4th Of July show, and this year I am finally going to do it!
As you well know, it was July 4, 1776 when we declared our independence from Great Britain.
Much had taken place here in the Colonies since…
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Added by Mike Pell on July 3, 2012 at 2:56am — 6 Comments

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