Monday, December 3, 2018

I Went...SIRIUS...All The Way Home

(a 20-minute jaunt)

"Tragic Magic"  -  Traffic / "Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory" (1973)

One of the reasons I love traffic is Chris Wood.  His honking jazzical sax always adds mystery and trip to the Rock whenever it raises its head.  On this instrumental jam, Wood feeds his sax through a pick-up and wah-wah pedal.  Nice one for highway driving.

"Slipping into Christmas" - Leon Russell / "Slipping Into Christmas"  7" (1972)

What a tasty gem!   After all the over-played songs of the season have been regurgitated...(and we're just barely kissing December)...Leon Russell saves the day.  Evidently, this Xmas blues song was only released on a 45 in 1972 and then quickly disappeared into the void.  "Well deck the halls with teardrops, Scrooge ain’t got a thing on me."  I'll take all of this you got!

"Bus Rider" - The Guess Who / "Share The Land" (1970)

My ears hear a little BTO on this one.  If you were to minus the glorious Burton Cummings vocals, of course.  It rocks!  And, yeah, Cummings throws in the 'GD' word at the end.  Surely, the single was edited, right?


Good stuff.

Casey Chambers

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