I Heard It Through The Grapevine:
“I Heard It Through the Grapevine” isn’t a plea to save a love affair; it’s Marvin Gaye’s essay on salvaging the human spirit. The record distills four hundred years of paranoia and talking drum gossip into three minutes and fifteen seconds of anguished soul-searching.
~Dave Marsh (The Heart of Rock & Soul)
Playlist of the day
- Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. She has released many chart-topping albums and singles over the course of her career, and has won 12 Grammys and numerous other awards.
Born April 2, 1947 (age 66)
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Genres Folk, country rock, country,bluegrass, rock, pop, alt-country Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician Instruments Voice, guitar Years active 1969–present
- Leon Russell (born Claude Russell Bridges April 2, 1942) is an American musician and songwriter, who has recorded as a session musician, sideman, and maintained a solo career in music.
Birth name Claude Russell Bridges Born April 2, 1942 (age 71)
Lawton, Oklahoma United States
Genres Country, rock, folk, rhythm and blues, folk rock, blues rock Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter Instruments Vocals, piano, organ, guitar, bass guitar Years active 1956–present Labels Capitol, Shelter Records, Paradise Records
- Johnny Cash recorded “I Walk The Line” in 1956.“I Walk the Line” is a song written by Johnny Cash and recorded in 1956. After three attempts with moderate chart ratings, “I Walk the Line” became the first number one Billboard hit for Cash. The single remained on the record charts for over 43 weeks, and sold over 2 million copies.
B-side “Get Rhythm” Released May 1, 1956 Format 7″ single Recorded April 2, 1956 Genre Country, rockabilly, rock and roll Length 2:45 Label Sun Writer(s) Johnny Cash Producer Sam Phillips