Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sound & Groove, Episode 43: Mind Over Matter- Music Inside Your Head

Bobby Womack, a true soul pioneer that wrote some signature classics for so many artists besides himself and therefore never got the full recognition he deserved- at least outside of the R&B world. Seen here sporting a sweet sports coat in 1981 when he made an artistic bounceback and his first significant dent on the R&B charts since the mid-70s with The Poet, featuring one of the many songs that get inside your head featured in "Mind Over Matter" episode 1 here in March.

Ah yes songs that explore the deep recesses of the mind from thoughts to dreams and imagination. It's all those songs where conjuring up images, stories and facts from one's central nervous system play a huge role in the lyrical content or song direction. Yeah, I was really putting on my thinking cap for this theme. After my silence in January I decided to make one episode per month the norm from now on however I am generously donating one last two-parter in order to assuage your fears that I am a cheapskate! Call it a raincheck or make-up date episode that follows this part 1. 

Hope you enjoy and don't MIND coming back for more hahaha... ok I'll stop now.hear a musical journey through yet another themed podcast here in 2013 with your host, Evan Dowbiggin. And if you're new to this podcast: Every month there will be a theme that the selection of music is centered around. It will be jam packed with my analysis, synopses, breakdowns, anecdotes and other witticisms you might enjoy. And not to worry, each month will contain a different theme than the last. All killer, no filler... other than when I talk and introduce the tunes and recap the ones before it. But aside from that? 100% juicy meat!

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1. (Didn't I) Blow Your Mind This Time- The Delfonics (1970)
2. Something on My Mind- Teenage Head (1980)
3. Suspicious Minds- Fine Young Cannibals (1986)
4. I've Got to Use My Imagination- Gladys Knight & the Pips (1974)
5. Think (About it)- Lyn Collins (1972)
6. The Whole World Lost its Head- The Go-Gos (1994)
7. Dreamworld- Rilo Kiley (2007)
8. In Dreams- Roy Orbison (1987 version)
9. Just My Imagination- Bobby Womack (1981)
Info of note:
Intro- "Copperhead Road" by Steve Earle (1988)
Outro- "CCKMP" by Steve Earle (1995)
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