Song of the Day: Heart of the Night by Poco

Poco, formed from the remnants of the group Buffalo Springfield, produced a few pleasant pop hits in the 1970s and beyond. You can read a pretty thorough bio of the group here, but I’m just interested in one song, Heart of the Night, from their 1978 album Legend. It’s a sweet song that reminds us that our loved one can be just as unpredictable as the Big River.

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Song of the Day: Black Water by the Doobie Brothers

The Song of the Day is back and ready to share some more music with y’all. For the month of August, we’re going to feature songs from the 1970s. First up is a classic: Black Water from The Doobie Brothers, released in 1974 on their album What Were Once Vices are Now Habits.

“Well I built me a raft, and she’s ready for floating…”

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Song of the Day: Mississippi River by The Lawsuits

The Lawsuits
The Lawsuits

We mark a major milestone today, posting our 103rd Song of the Day! Sure, some people get all excited about milestones like 50 or 100 but 103 is 3% harder than 100, so that’s good enough reason for me to celebrate. If you’ve missed any of the previous 102, click on the link below and start catching up.

We’re celebrating this milestone with a lovely tune from Philadelphia-based The Lawsuits, who express a desire to share a riverbank with a special someone, a fine way to spend a summer’s day. You can find Mississippi River on their 2012 CD called Hot Love.

Listen to Mississippi River by The Lawsuits here.

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Song of the Day: Gonna Be Free by Doctor G and the Mudcats

Doctor G
Doctor G

I’m heading to Quincy, Illinois tonight to watch Doctor G and the Mudcats play at Cellar 21. In honor of this show, I’m picking a song from their 2010 CD, My Daddy’s Blues, as the Song of the Day. Gonna Be Free is great tune inspired by the stories of slaves trying to get across the Mississippi to freedom. Join me in Quincy tonight for an energetic band that will probably be playing a few river songs that made my list.

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Song of the Day: Big Muddy by Step Into the Blue

In 2006 four highly regarded bluegrass musicians (Tommy Drake, Chris Stockwell, Tim Corbett, and Kelly Davis) and a whole bunch of their friends got together to record a few new and traditional tunes. They called themselves Step Into the Blue and gave the CD the same name. One of the songs on this CD, Big Muddy, is a pretty good account of the feelings of many people who lived through a Mississippi River flood, especially in the Mississippi Delta.

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