May 24, 2004



It's been a couple weeks since I loaded up the Radio.Blog. And since I had it brimming with country music (not always a crowd favorite) I thought I'd cleanse the palate with some of my favorite music - late '60s and early '70s soul.

To me, this was music at its finest. By the early '70s, soul had grown beyond its doo-wop roots and Motown was starting to lose its grip on the radio. Artists like Marvin Gaye were still viable, but they were maturing beyond their Hitsville, U. S. A. days. Disco, thank God, had yet to sink its fangs into the genre.

This was what I heard when I was first starting to be aware of music. My family owned a bar and I'd get the singles from the jukebox whenever the 45s were changed out. I still have my discs of Blue Magic's "Side Show," The Chi-Lites' "Oh Girl" and The Staples Singers' "I'll Take You There." To me, there isn't a better groove than what you'll find on The Isley Brothers' "It's Your Thing." If you aren't moving while listening to that song, you just aren't alive.

I remember playing The Spinners' "Rubberband Man" over and over on my turntable. I can still crack up over the thought of seeing them on the Mike Douglas Show singing that song while dancing and stretching these massive rubber bands that were color-coordinated with their three-piece suits. I thought they were so smooth. Now I know better.

Posted by Jeff at May 24, 2004 07:32 AM | TrackBack

That's the kind of music I grew up listening to. My mom is a musician and huge on the oldies. Well I guess they weren't oldies then but ok you get it. But every time I listen to it I think of my mom cause she would be singing right along if she was listening.

Posted by: rachel at May 24, 2004 03:00 PM

I usually see Eminem and other garbage on

How easy is this to set up? Does it take music I have on CD or is there some kind of external library to select from?

Posted by: Aaron's Rantblog at May 24, 2004 05:52 PM

It's labor intensive, but not too difficult, Aaron. I could send you the instructions. It takes whatever sound files you have and converts them to Radio Blog's software. You can rip from your own CDs and upload them to your own server, where the Radio Blog software lives for your Web site.

Send me your e-mail and I'll send you the instructions.

Posted by: Jeff at May 24, 2004 08:12 PM