Your (Almost) Daily Playlist: 11-26-22

Today’s playlist celebrates the November 26 birthdays of The Supremes’ Jean Terrell, Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie, Tina Turner, Garnet Mimms, DJ Khaled, Hashim, Rhythm Heritage’s Michael Omartian, The Fendermen’s Jim Sundquist, and Tom Archia; and the November 27 birthdays of Jimi Hendrix, The Streets’ Mike Skinner, Das EFX’s Skoob, 100 gecs’ Dylan Brady, Jam & Spoon’s Mark Spoon, Teri DeSario, Dozy, Eddie Rabbitt, and Ed O.G.

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Your (Almost) Daily Playlist: 10-29-22

Today’s playlist celebrates the October 29 birthdays of Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green, Roni Size, The Sugarcubes’ Einar Örn, Tove Lo, Pilot’s David Paton, Quiet Riot’s Kevin Dubrow, The Simpsons’ Dan Castellaneta, Neal Hefti, Melba Moore, Baio, and Toni Childs; and the October 30 birthdays of Eagles’ Timothy B. Schmit, The Temptations’ Otis Williams, Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick, Bush’s Gavin Rossdale, The Posies’ Ken Stringfellow, Tom Browne, Snow, The Kendalls’ Jeannie Kendall, and Eddie Holland.

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Throwback Thursday: 1979

Nineteen seventy-nine was a very good year in music. In compiling today’s Throwback Thursday playlist focusing on 1979 I had so many very good songs from which to choose. 208 songs, to be exact. That’s how many 1979 cuts bring me much joy. There are another 181 1979 tracks I also like. Somehow I was able to whittle it down to the 30 cuts below. Some years it’s a struggle to come up with 30!

Disco was at its commercial peak in 1979. So many of the disco songs that charted then remain popular today – “I Will Survive,” “We Are Family,” “Y.M.C.A.,” “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” “Hot Stuff,” “Good Times,” “Heart of Glass,” “Ring My Bell,” “Knock on Wood,” “Got To Be Real.” While the genre seemed omnipresent, there was more to 1979 music than clams on the half shell and roller skates roller skates. Hear what was going on below.

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