November 26, 2019
Oooooooohhhhhh weeeeeeeee It’s time for my 9th annual Annual Annual!!!!!
I live for this time of year.
For the ninth consecutive year I’m taking a night to focus on one year that was chock full of tasty tunes. For this show it’s all about 1969. Atlanta Music Festival, Woodstock, Altamont, Moon Landing, Nixon!
The final year of a tumultuous decade saw a lot of bands on the wane and a few starting out. The music scene was diverging as proto-punk bands were emerging, while funk and country were defining themselves more succinctly.
As always there is too much in my library to make the perfect two hour show; I merely scratched the surface, which means next week I’ll have 1969 left overs to share!
Speaking of left overs, enjoy the week, and care for yourselves and those around you. Let’s find a way to treat each other with kindness during this time of insecurity. We deserve better.
Check out previous Annual Annual specials here:
Hell’s Kitchen Radio with John Hell
Radio Valencia in SF
Good Times, Bad Times: Led Zeppelin
Some Velvet Morning: Vanilla Fudge
The Court of the Crimson King: King Crimson
I Don’t Want To Hear It Anymore: Dusty Springfield
Magica: Os Mutantes
Because/You Never Give Me Your Money/Sun King: The Beatles – Final Recorded LP
Say It Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud: James Brown
Lay Lady Lay: The Byrds
Girl From North Country: Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere: Neil Young and Crazy Horse – First LP with Crazy Horse
Kick Out The Jams: MC5 – Debut LP
3/5 Of A Mile in 10 Seconds: Jefferson Airplane
Okie From Muskogee: Merle Haggard
Tear Drop City: The Monkeys – First LP without Peter Tork
The Painter: Deep Purple
1969: The Stooges – Debut LP
Beginning To See The Light: Velvet Underground
God Knows I’m Good: David Bowie
Nobody’s Fault But Mine: Nina Simone
In the Ghetto: Elvis Presley
Mr. Green Genes: Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
Seeing: Moby Grape
My Way: Frank Sinatra