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August 5, 2014

I Sabotaged My Own Career

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Lionel Richie

Many can write a great song, many can sing one, but few do both to the extent of success that Lionel Richie has. Beginning as a simple saxophonist for a funk band, then catapulting to superstardom as a solo act, Lionel learned that success can be lethal. Like a great ballad? Then prop up your feet, open up your favorite ice cream, and keep the tissues near by. Lionel Richie is on Cool Stories In Music.

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  • The Commodores – Squeeze The Fruit
  • The Commodores – Machine Gun
  • The Commodores – Sweet Love
  • The Commodores – Just To Be Close To You
  • The Commodores – Easy
  • The Commodores – Brick House
  • The Commodores – Three Times A Lady
  • The Commodores – Sail On
  • Kenny Rogers – Lady
  • The Commodores – Still
  • The Commodores – Lady (You Bring Me Up)
  • Lionel Richie – Endless Love
  • Lionel Richie – Truly
  • Lionel Richie – You Are
  • Lionel Richie – My Love
  • Lionel Richie – Frankenstein Stinger
  • Lionel Richie – All Night Long
  • Lionel Richie – Hello
  • Lionel Richie – Stuck On You
  • Lionel Richie – Running With The Night
  • Lionel Richie – Penny Lover
  • Lionel Richie – Say You, Say Me
  • Usa For Africa – We Are The World
  • Lionel Richie – Dancing On The Ceiling
  • Lionel Richie – Ballerina Girl
  • Lionel Richie – Do It To Me
  • Lionel Richie – Still In Love
  • Lionel Richie – Lady (Live)
  • Lionel Richie – I Call It Love
  • Lionel Richie – Jesus Is Love
  • Lionel Richie – Stuck On You

Who Is James William Guercio?

James William Guercio is known by most as the single individual who introduced the idea of brass into mainstream pop. But the extent of his work is so much more. He founded and ran a major recording studio and record company that hosted a list of artists which may never be duplicated. His approach to business didn’t confine him to just music. He was a movie producer, and eventually moved into the cattle business. He is James William Guercio and he’s featured on Cool Stories.

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  • Chad And Jeremy – Distant Shores
  • The Beatles – All You Need Is Love
  • The Buckinghams – Kind Of A Drag
  • The Buckinghams – Don’t You Care
  • The Buckinghams – Mercy Mercy Mercy
  • The Buckinghams – Hey Baby They’re Playing Our Song
  • The Buckinghams – Susan
  • Blood, Sweat & Tears – You’ve Made Me So Very Happy
  • Blood, Sweat & Tears – God Bless The Child
  • Blood, Sweat & Tears – And When I Die
  • Blood, Sweat & Tears – Spinning Wheel
  • Blood, Sweat & Tears – Lucretia Macevil
  • Chicago – 25 Or 6 To 4
  • Chicago – Make Me Smile
  • Chicago – Beginnings
  • Chicago – Saturday In The Park
  • Chicago – If You Leave Me Know
  • Chicago – Color My World
  • Chicago – Dialog
  • Chicago – Just You And Me
  • Chicago – Feelin’ Stronger
  • Chicago – Call On Me
  • Chicago – Old Days
  • Chicago – Hard To Say Im Sorry
  • Chicago – Hard Habit To Break
  • Chicago – Rock Mountain Way
  • Rick Derringer – Rock And Roll Hootchie Koo
  • Elton John – The Bitch Is Back
  • Earth, Wind, & Fire – That’s The Way Of The World
  • Kenny Chesney – No Shoes, No Shirt
  • Billie Holiday – God Bless The Child
  • The Buckinghams – Kind Of A Drag
  • Maria Mulduar – Midnight At The Oasis
  • Lionel Richie – Endless Love

Jeff Lynne

Jeff Lynne gained fame as the leader and sole constant member of the Electric Light Orchestra. But you have no idea how much Jeff Lynne had to do with the success of so many others. So let’s turn on the fog machines and marvel at the laser lights as we raise the spaceship and beam up Jeff Lynne on Cool Stories In Music.

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  • ELO – Last Train To London
  • George Michael – Hand To Mouth
  • The Andicaps – You Make Me Happy
  • The Chads – Preachin’ The Blues
  • The Idle Race – Come With Me
  • The Move – Do Ya
  • ELO – 10538 Overture
  • Wizzard – See My Baby Jive
  • ELO – Roll Over Beethoven
  • ELO – Showdown
  • ELO – Can’t Get It Out Of My Head
  • ELO – Evil Woman
  • ELO – Strange Magic
  • ELO – Fire On High
  • ELO – Livin’ Thing
  • ELO – Telephone Line
  • ELO – Do Ya
  • ELO – Turn To Stone
  • ELO – Sweet Talkin’ Woman
  • ELO – Mr Blue Sky
  • ELO – Shine A Little Love
  • ELO – Last Train To London
  • ELO – Confusion
  • ELO – The Diary Of Horace Wimp
  • ELO – Don’t Bring Me Down
  • ELO – Midnight Blue
  • ELO – Xanadu
  • Olivia Newton-John – Magic
  • George Harrison – I Got My Mind Set
  • George Harrison – When We Was Fab
  • Jeff Lynne – Every Little Thing
  • Jeff Lynne – Lift Me Up
  • Jeff Lynne – Now You’re Gone
  • Tom Petty – Free Fallin’
  • Tom Petty – I Won’t Back Down
  • Tom Petty – Runnin’ Down A Dream
  • Traveling Wilburys – End Of The Line
  • Traveling Wilburys – Handle With Care
  • Tom Petty – Into The Great Wide Open
  • Tom Petty – Learning To Fly
  • The Beatles – Free As A Bird
  • ELO – Alright
  • ELO – Moment In Paradise
  • Roy Orbison – You Got It
  • Jeff Lynne – At Last
  • Black Sabbath – Iron Man

George Michael

George Michael rose to superstardom during the 80s and has been characterized as a blue-eyed soul-singer. He has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Yet, none of that made him happy. Why? Well, you be the judge. This week’s spotlight is on George Michael.

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  • Queen – 39
  • Wham! – Club Tropicana
  • Wham! – Wham Rap
  • Wham! – Wake Me Up
  • Wham! – Freedom
  • Wham! – Everything She Wants
  • Wham! – Last Christmas
  • George Michael – Careless Whisper
  • Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas
  • George Michael & Aretha Franklin – I Knew You Were Waiting
  • George Michael – Different Corner
  • George Michael – I Want Your Sex
  • George Michael – Faith
  • George Michael – One More Try
  • George Michael – Father Figure
  • George Michael – Monkey
  • George Michael – Hand To Mouth
  • George Michael – Praying For Time
  • George Michael – Freedom 90
  • Elton John – Don’t Let The Sun Go Down
  • George Michael – Too Funky
  • George Michael – Jesus To A Child
  • George Michael – Fastlove
  • George Michael – Star People
  • George Michael – Outside
  • George Michael – Roxanne
  • George Michael & Whitney Houston – If I Told You That
  • George Michael – Freeek
  • George Michael – Round Here
  • George Michael – Hard Day
  • George Michael – December Song
  • George Michael – White Light
  • George Michael – Look At Your Hands

Diana Ross

The Supremes rivaled the The Beatles in worldwide popularity. Diana Ross’ success made it possible for future African American female soul acts to find mainstream success. She also discovered the definition of the term, “being used.” Her name face and voice are recognized the world over, but you may not know all of what she accomplished. Supreme to solo, the remarkable career of Diana Ross on Cool Stories In Music.

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  • Dave Clark Five – Because
  • Thelonious Monk – Round Midnight
  • The Primettes – Pretty Baby
  • Diana Ross – There Goes My Baby
  • The Supremes – When The Lovelight Starts Shining
  • The Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go
  • The Supremes – Baby Love
  • The Supremes – Come See About Me
  • Glee – Come See About Me
  • The Supremes – Stop! In The Name Of Love
  • The Supremes – Back In My Arms Again
  • The Supremes – I Hear A Symphony
  • The Supremes – You Can’t Hurry Love
  • Phil Collins – You Can’t Hurry Love
  • The Supremes – You Keep Me Hangin’ On
  • The Supremes – Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone
  • The Supremes – The Happening
  • The Supremes – Someday We’ll Be Together
  • Florence Ballard – It Doesn’t Matter How
  • Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
  • Diana Ross – Reach Out And Touch
  • Diana Ross – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
  • Diana Ross – Touch Me In The Morning
  • Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye – My Mistake
  • Diana Ross – Do You Know Where You’re Going To?
  • Diana Ross – Ease On Down The Road
  • Diana Ross – Love Hangover
  • Diana Ross – The Boss
  • Chic – Le Freak
  • Diana Ross – Upside Down
  • Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out
  • Diana Ross – Stoned Love
  • Diana Ross & Lionel Richie – Endless Love
  • Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
  • Diana Ross – Muscles
  • Diana Ross & Julio Iglesias – All Of You
  • Diana Ross – Missing You
  • Diana Ross – Working Overtime
  • Michael Jackson – This Time Around
  • George Michael – Everything She Wants

We Are The Uniformed

The idea of musical groups wearing uniforms or matching outfits wasn’t born in the 60’s but it was never more prevalent than when the Beatles showed up on the Ed Sullivan Show. They wore suits of grey, matching ties, and black boots. But the concept would die out by the end of the 60’s. Today we look at three bands who all wore matching outfits, but these three did it better than most.

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  • The Outcasts – I Can’t Thru To You
  • Gary Puckett and The Union Gap – Woman Woman
  • Gary Puckett and The Union Gap – Young Girl
  • Gary Puckett and The Union Gap – Lady Willpower
  • Gary Puckett and The Union Gap – Over You
  • Gary Puckett and The Union Gap – Don’t Give In To Him
  • Rick Nelson – Travelin Man
  • Al Wilson - Show And Tell
  • Gary Puckett and The Union Gap – This Girl Is A Woman Now
  • Gary Puckett and The Union Gap – I Just Don’t Know What To Do
  • Gary Puckett – The Christmas Song
  • Paul Revere And The Raiders – Like Long Hair
  • Paul Revere And The Raiders – Sharon
  • Paul Revere And The Raiders – Louie Louie
  • Paul Revere And The Raiders – Just Like Me
  • Paul Revere And The Raiders – Kicks
  • Paul Revere And The Raiders – Hungry
  • Paul Revere And The Raiders – Let Me
  • Paul Revere And The Raiders - Wednesday’s Child
  • Paul Revere And The Raiders - Indian Reservation
  • Paul Revere And The Raiders – Ballad Of The Unloved
  • Mark Lindsay – Arizona
  • Sex Pistols – I’m Not Your Stepping Stone
  • Pat Benatar – Just Like Me
  • Sammy Hagar – Hungry
  • Dave Clark 5 – The Pipeline
  • Dave Clark 5 – Soul Serenade
  • Dave Clark 5 – Glad All Over
  • Dave Clark 5 – Bits And Pieces
  • Dave Clark 5 – Because
  • Dave Clark 5 – Catch Us If You Can
  • Dave Clark 5 – I Like It Like That
  • Dave Clark 5 – Over And Over
  • Dave Clark 5 – You’ve Got What It Takes
  • Queen – Killer Queen
  • Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street
  • Gerry Rafferty – Right Down The Line
  • Mark Lindsay – Sing Your Own Song
  • Mark Lindsay – Silverbird

Southern Rock

Do you have to be from the south to play southern rock? No, but you do have to mean it. A Southerner can smell a faker a mile away. Today we will explore the origins of southern rock, take a listen to those who make their living playing it, and look at where southern rock is at present. Stick your feet in the red clay, roll up a fatty and pop a Bud. Enjoy southern rock on Cool Stories In Music.

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  • Marvin Gaye – Mercy Mercy Me
  • Elvis Presley – Heartbreak Hotel
  • Jerry Lee Lewis – Whole Lotta Shakin’
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – Born On The Bayou
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – Down On The Corner
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – Run Through The Jungle
  • Allman Brothers – Jessica
  • Allman Brothers – Whipping Post
  • Allman Brothers – Statesboro Blues
  • Allman Brothers – Midnight Rider
  • The Marhall Tucker Band – Can’t You See
  • Wet Willie – Streetcorner Seranade
  • Charlie Daniels Band – The South’s Gonna Do It
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – What’s Your Name
  • Ozark Mountain Daredevils – If You Want Heaven
  • 38 Special – Hold On Loosely
  • Little Feat – Dixie Chicken
  • The Outlaws – There Goes Another Love
  • Molly Hatchet – Flirtin’ With Disaster
  • Black Oak Arkansas – Jim Dandy
  • Atlanta Rhythm Section – Crazy
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Gimme Three Steps
  • The Georgia Satellites – Keep Your Hands To Yourself
  • The Black Crows – Hard To Handle
  • Tom Petty – Refuge
  • Stevie Ray Vaughn – Pride And Joy
  • Stevie Ray Vaughn – Crossfire
  • Hellyeah – Alcohaulin’ Ass
  • The Melvins – Honey Bucket
  • Kid Rock – Rovin’ Gangster
  • Kid Rock – Born Free
  • Kid Rock – All Summer Long
  • Bo Bice – Sweet Home Alabama
  • Nickelback – Woke Up This Morning
  • Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
  • Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire
  • The Beatles – Hey Jude
  • Allman Brothers – Blue Sky

Marvin Gaye

His career is unparallelled, and his death is shrouded in little known details of drugs, hatred, and a death wish. Marvin Gaye helped shape the sound of Motown Records in the 1960s. His early music consisted of the kind of songs that Motown crafted for him, but Marvin grew tired of feeling like a puppet. Today, we raise the curtain on the life and death of Marvin Gaye.

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  • Gilbert O’Sullivan – Get Down
  • Marvin Gaye – Let’s Stay Together
  • The Marquees – Wyatt Earp
  • Marvin Gaye – Mama Loochie
  • Marvin Gaye – I Want To Come Home For Christmas
  • Marvin Gaye – Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide
  • Marvin Gaye – Stubborn Kind Of Fellow
  • Marvin Gaye – Pride And Joy
  • Marvin Gaye – How Sweet It Is
  • Marvin Gaye – I’ll Be Doggone
  • Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing
  • Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
  • Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – I Could Build My Whole World
  • Marvin Gaye – Ain’t No Woman
  • Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
  • Marvin Gaye – Mercy Mercy Me
  • Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On
  • Marvin Gaye – Got To Give It Up
  • Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
  • Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – You’re All I Need To Get By
  • Marvin Gaye – Inner City Blues
  • Marvin Gaye – Lighting Up The Candles
  • The Commodores – Night Shift

Double Trouble: O’Sullivan And Carmen

Gilbert O’Sullivan and Eric Carmen are two artists that defined the musical 70’s for all of us. Gilbert had a string of hits in the 70’s but his biggest accomplishment is something that changed the music industry forever. Eric Carmen was born a musical prodigy and would later take his inspiration from men who were long since dead. Double Trouble today on Cool Stories In Music!

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  • Supertramp – Breakfast In America
  • Gilbert O’Sullivan – Mr. Moody’s Garden
  • Gilbert O’Sullivan – Nothing Rhymed
  • Gilbert O’Sullivan – Alone Again Naturally
  • Gilbert O’Sullivan – Clair
  • Gilbert O’Sullivan – Get Down
  • Gilbert O’Sullivan – Happiness Is Me And You
  • Biz Markie – I Need A Haircut
  • Tony Bennett – I Left My Heart In San Francisco
  • Fleetwood Mac – Never Going Back Again
  • Cyrus Erie – Get The Message
  • The Choir – It’s Cold Outside
  • The Raspberries – Go All The Way
  • The Raspberries – I Wanna Be With You
  • Eric Carmen – All By Myself
  • Eric Carmen – Never Gonna Fall In Love
  • Eric Carmen – She Did It
  • Eric Carmen – Change Of Heart
  • Mike Reno & Ann Wilson – Almost Paradise
  • Eric Carmen – Hungry Eyes
  • Eric Carmen – Brand New Year
  • Vince Gill – Sweet Little Corina
  • Pure Prairie League – Let Me Love You Tonight
  • Marvin Gaye – Got To Give It Up
  • Gilbert O’Sullivan – Alone Again (Live)

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Funk

Today we look closely at the world of funk, what it is and those who play it, from the originators to those who continue to explore it’s boundaries. Being a sub-genre, there is no right or wrong way to do it. It is, at its core, experimental, which makes it unique. Prepare to get all funkified as we get up on the good foot and pick up the pieces off the dance floor!

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  • Steely Dan – The Fez
  • Little Richard – Lucille
  • Average White Band – Pick Up The PIeces
  • Prince – When Doves Cry
  • The Gap Band – Burn Rubber
  • The Ohio Players – Love Rollercoaster
  • Dazz Band – Let IT Whip
  • War – Low Rider
  • War – Slippin’ Into Darkness
  • Rufus – Tell Me Something Good
  • Zapp & Roger – Dance Floor
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – Give It Away
  • Rick James – It’s My Time
  • Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music
  • Earth, Wind, & Fire – Shinning Star
  • Rick James – Give It To Me Baby
  • The Meters – Fire On The Bayou
  • Isley Brothers – Fight The Power
  • Sly & The Family Stone – Thank You For Lettin’
  • Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music
  • Parliament – P Funk
  • Parliament – Tear The Roof Off
  • Funkadelic – Flashlight
  • Mother’s Finest – Mickey’s Monkey
  • James Brown – Soul Power
  • James Brown – Brand New Bag
  • Chuck Brown – It Don’t Mean A Thing
  • Chuck Brown – Block Party
  • Eric Carmen – All By MYself
  • Gilbert O’Sullivan – Alone Again Naturally
  • Toni Basil – Mickey
  • James Brown – Please Please Please

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