Can-Con 45 Of The Day - June 13

Can-Con 45 Of The Day - June 13

Postby radiofan » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:26 pm

Today's Can-Con 45 is from 1971 ... Crowbar and "Murder In The First Degree" ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_8WpWx-ql4

Image
Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who couldn't hear the music.
User avatar
radiofan
Advanced Member
 
Posts: 11575
Joined: Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:24 pm
Location: Pitt Meadows

Re: Can-Con 45 Of The Day - June 13

Postby Neumann Sennheiser » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:03 am

Joyously wonderful boogie from Canada’s top party band of the early 70’s.
...but, the opening totally lifted from Ray Charles’ Mess Around.
Heck, it’s even in the same key.

https://youtu.be/iNe5npkid-s
"You don't know man! I was in radio man! I've seen things you wouldn't believe!"
User avatar
Neumann Sennheiser
Advanced Member
 
Posts: 1164
Joined: Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:43 pm
Location: Port Ludlow, Washington, USA

Re: Can-Con 45 Of The Day - June 13

Postby Tom Jeffries » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:45 am

One of my fondest memories - Crowbar at the Cave. Kelly Jay and crew were unbelievable. Thanks for the post, NS.
Tom Jeffries
Advanced Member
 
Posts: 684
Joined: Mon May 06, 2013 8:06 am

Re: Can-Con 45 Of The Day - June 13

Postby jon » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:03 am

Neumann Sennheiser wrote:the opening totally lifted from Ray Charles’ Mess Around

I listened to a lot of Radio between 1962 and 1974, but never once heard "Mess Around" played as an Oldie. In fact, I never heard it until I got Sirius/XM in mid-2010 and started listening to 50s on 5.

Lots of great '50s music never got played as an Oldie, which made it a prime candidate for "Re-use". In part or in whole. "Mountain of Love" being the best example that always pops into my head. I also thought Johnny Rivers did it first, but Harold Dorman's original version hit #21 in 1960, and David Houston scored his first hit with it, at #2 on the Country charts in 1963, which also Bubbled Under the Billboard Hot 100.
User avatar
jon
Advanced Member
 
Posts: 9208
Joined: Mon May 08, 2006 9:15 am
Location: Edmonton

Re: Can-Con 45 Of The Day - June 13

Postby radiofan » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:26 pm

From The Vancouver Sun, April 1 1974 ... An ad for the show Tom saw ...

Image

Thanks to Firedog for sharing this!
Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who couldn't hear the music.
User avatar
radiofan
Advanced Member
 
Posts: 11575
Joined: Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:24 pm
Location: Pitt Meadows


Return to Can-Con 45 Of The Day

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests