January 27, 2019

Turn On Your Love Light

Some songs are re-recorded because they're just plain AWESOME. If you're a Deadhead, you know this version. If you don't know the original, you may know this version. Ruth Brown and Solomon Burke chat about the Neck Bone and Chitlin' Circuits. Early Allman Brothers and The Young Rascals wail. Them (featuring Van Morrison) recorded it in 1966. And finally, the definition of blue-eyed soul: The Righteous Brothers perform on The Ed Sullivan Show in November 1965. If you enjoy listening to two hours of the same song sung by different artists, then you'll dig Subject to Change on WMBR. Try it. You might be surprised. I like to put it on when I want people to leave my home. I mean that in a good way.

This is the original 1961 version by Bobby "Blue" Bland.

January 20, 2019


I miss the good ole days when I would dance for my biker friends.

January 12, 2019

give me those good vibrations

Here's an inside peek at the creative process behind the iconic song by The Beach Boys. Hal Blain, the drummer, and other musicians playing were part of The Wrecking Crew. Love the stand-up bass.

January 6, 2019

Playboy After Dark

This syndicated tv program aired from 1969 to 1970 with lip-synched and live performances. These episodes are a hoot to watch with a strange mix of folks. The premise was that you're at an actual party at Heff's pad chatting with the celebrity guests and musicians. Solid, man.

Tina Turner   •   Two complete episodes   •   Three Dog Night
Buddy Miles   •   Steppenwolf   •   Marvin Gaye   •   Deep Purple
Sir Douglas Quintet   •   The Playboy Club in London