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Mothers Day was just a few days ago, so I'll continue with our Salute To Mothers.
After all, they work all year round, so why only honor them for a meager one day?
We'll open this chapter with the Rolling Stones.
How many remember that, like the Beatles, the Stones very first song about drugs was ANTI-DRUG?
And a Mother taking them!
That's a fact- and besides that, I'd like you to listen to the different quality of the tune.
I not long ago got hold of some Rolling Stones recordings out of Germany, and they are in TRUE stereo!
For years I knew about them, and even had a rather poor quality tape of Satisfaction from Germany, which has NEVER been released to the rest of the world in real stereo.
(Don't know how they have these things, Japan is good for acquiring this sort of stuff too).
So unless you are one of the few to have heard this, you are in for a treat...like you've never heard it before!
Then it is on to the fact that Mothers are part of a very very small club- no matter what we do, they will always love us.
A serial killer? Proven in court without a doubt?
No matter, Mom won't believe it, lol!
After that, a look at Good Mothers, with Bad Mothers to follow next episode.
Some rockin' music for Good Mothers- and of course we all know about those Good ones...they are the ones WE have, lol!
 
Here's the link to good old songs about good old Mom, at WLSO.FM:
 
 
Mike

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Comment by Mike Pell on May 11, 2011 at 7:51pm
RJ,
I've always loved that Stones song too- and very cool to be able to get the lyrics without looking them up.
So Valium is that little yellow pill? I never did drugs.
And our pharmaceutical expert can give us the strength and colors too, lol!
Nice going!
I hadn't heard the Haggard version in so long, but the Ronstadt and Harris tune was fairly new to me- they went so well together it sealed the deal on that set.
Ball Sack...that's funny, lol!
You know it's de Balzac- I only quote the best! 
Actually only the Chuck Berry ones were from the 50's- the others in that set were from the early 60's but still had that early Rock & Roll sound.
And the one by Etta James was from the late 60's, '67 or '68.
The reason the set on Good Mothers had the 50's flavor being that they stopped writing nice Mother songs after that, lol!
The Captain and Tennile did a version of Shop Around???
I never knew that- it got past me somehow, and as I think about it, I consider myself fortunate.
Good God, what they must have done to that classic song, lol!
Everything I have heard from people about that Tracy Newman folk song I played has been positive.
They all can relate to it, lol!
Next up later, BAD Mothers!
Thanks for the listen, and your always fun writing,
Mike
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on May 11, 2011 at 9:04am

Man, that version of the Stones song is very cool.  Unlike Scott, I've always loved that song.  Being a pharmacist and actually dispensing Valium (that little yellow pill) may have something to do with it.  Valium also comes in a higher strength, 10mg, but it's blue, which just wouldn't have worked as well.

 

Loved the Haggard tune and the Ronstadt and Harris tune.  Great vocal harmonies on the latter.  Somewhere in there you made a quote about mothers and always finding forgiveness.  My question is, who is the Ball Sack that made the quote?

 

The next section had quite the 50's flavor.  Nothing wrong with that.  I'm more familiar with The Captain and Tennile's version of You Better Shop Around, but only 'cause it was a huge hit in the 70's.

 

The folk song you closed out with was hilarious, especially the part about ho's. 

 

Enjoyed it bro!

Comment by Mike Pell on May 10, 2011 at 12:59pm
Happy Post Baby Momma Day!!!

Same to you I guess, lol!
With that stereo version you can really catch the words, always a problem with the Stones.
"Doctor please, some more of these".
And me too, that whole getting old doesn't apply.
Ronstadt was smokin' back then alright.
I was infatuated with her, now she's been inFATuated, LOL!
A woman agent sent me that Tracey Newman track and I loved it.
Hell, in Brooklyn New York I can SEE what she is singing about, lol!
Thanks for the listen, the words and the empathy,
Mike
Comment by Scott on May 10, 2011 at 12:42pm

Happy Post Baby Momma Day!!!

 

Those lyrics in the Stones tune are pretty spot on in todays culture to.  While I dont care for the tune, the lyrics caught for the first time ever.  That part about getting old being a drag?  I wouldnt know anything about that...  juts sayin' 

 

Really liked that Ronstadt track.  I cant say many Country tunes catch my ear, but I do love her voice.  Makes think back to the other show when we thought of Carly Simon, seems like Linda had a moment there when she was pretty smokin' too (albeit alot more narrow of a window than Simons).

 

Cool track from Tracey Newman, that was fun listen and with my youngest being 17, I testify that its all true!  hahahaha...

 

As usual...  Great Show!

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