Wednesday, September 23, 2009

September 23

I thought Jerry Corbetta’s band Sugarloaf was a one-hit wonder for “Green-Eyed Lady,” (#3, Hot 100, 1970) that oldies oddity with the murky organ riff in the middle. (Maybe they’d have gone further if they’d stuck with their original band name: Chocolate Hair.) Turns out the band’s a two-hit wonder: “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You” made it in the top 10 before the band dissolved in 1975. Maybe it's the video, but I like this song even better...

Corbetta did some studio work throughout the rest of the 70’s and 80’s, before finding his calling on the reunion circuit: first, as one of Franki Valli’s Four Seasons (there’s, like, 37 of them); then, in the AM radio supergroup Classic Rock All-Stars (with ex-leaders of Rare Earth, Spenser Davis Group, and Iron Butterfly.) They’re in Lawrenceburg, Indiana this weekend…


I thought Martin Page was a one-hit wonder for “In the House of Stone and Light,” (#1, Adult Contemporary, 1994) that soft rocker that saw me through many a midnight grocery shelf stocking. But that’s only if you discount all the songs he wrote for other acts(“We Built This City,” “King of Wishful Thinking,” “These Dreams”) that fill the soundtracks of a million shopping trips. He still lets other people sing his songs; the tunes he saves for himself (and releases himself, since his 2008 follow-up album, “In the Temple of the Muse”) sound like Sting or Peter Gabriel. Kudos for not actually releasing a song called “In the Temple of the Muse”; but all I can offer is his solo hit:

He’s working on album number three, and seems to prefer MySpace over his own website, if you’re looking for current events…


Finally, just to make sure I post up something indisputably good, here’s Ingrid Fliter, celebrated pianist, performing one of her specialities, Chopin’s Nocturne in D

She hasn't been on any charts, although her playing is available on CD.

Happy Equinox to everybody today, and Happy Birthday to you, whenever you are…

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