The weather is so nice outside today, I thought I''d go and sit on my fence. And then I thought, if I'm going to sit on my fence, everyone else should too. Yeah, I know....you may say I have no sense sitting on my fence, but it don't matter, cuz I fell pretty good sitting on my fence.
"Three Dog Night earned 13 gold albums and recorded 21 Billboard Top 40 hits, seven of which went gold. Their first gold record was "One" (US #5), which had been written and recorded by Harry Nilsson. They had three US number one songs: "Mama Told Me Not to Come", which was also their only Top 10 hit in the UK, "Joy to the World" and "Black and White". Dunhill Records claimed 40 million record albums were sold by the band during this time period."
quote:Koop is Oscar Simonsson & Magnus Zingmark. When listening to Koops music it's somehow easy to believe that it's played by a small orchestra, but in fact the music is based on samples. Thousands of small clips from records puzzled together into new songs. All the drums, strings, horn sections and choires are actually sampled! This is a very time consuming way to make music (it's one of the reasons it takes such long time to make a koop album), but it's the only way to create the surreal Koop sound. One thing though, that for sure aren't sampled, is the vocals. Many singers has blessed the Koop albums with their talent, and on Koop Islands
Crazy" was voted in one poll the #1 Jukebox Hit of all time. I don't know how authentic that poll might have been, but certainly "Crazy" is one of the most time-honored recordings in popular music history. The song was composed by country music artist Willie Nelson who had made a demo of it that found its way into the hands of Patsy's record producer, Owen Bradley. After listening to the demo, Patsy tried at first to record it in the style Willie had sung it, and the results were not to anyone's liking, especially Patsy's. At Owen Bradley's recommendation, she recorded it again a few days later this time "in her own style" with a vocal assist from the Jordanaires, and what you hear is the first and only take ever made of Patsy singing "Crazy". The song ultimately became a Top Ten crossover pop hit in November of 1961 and the signature song for what little remained of the rest of her life.
Ok...sorry. One more Hank Williams Jr. I'm not a big country fan, but Hank is the man. Song based on a true story when he nearly died in Montana:
quote:While scaling Ajax Peak in Montana, the snow under Williams' feet gave way, and he fell crashing face first into a boulder 500 feet below. His face was split open down the middle, hairline to chin as if struck with an axe. It took plastic surgeons two years to reconstruct the shattered bones and torn flesh; and two years beyond that for Hank to rebuild his personal life and musical career.
"According to »www.hot-rod-lincoln.com, "Hot Rod Lincoln" was co-written by Charlie Ryan and W. S. Stevenson in 1950, first recorded in 1955 and released in 1957. It finally charted the Hot 100 in 1960 and stayed there for six months. It was the #1 song in many parts of the country."