Antil on August 31, Tom Friedman is right. The world is flat. We have slowly but surely homogenized just about everything consumable to the point that there is, sadly, little left in the way of local or regional flavor. Corporate radio, food chains and the interstate highway system have pretty much seen to.
Yet, even as I was reflecting on that sober thought recently, I began thinking of all the great local or regional hits I grew up listening to in Central New York. Not long ago it was possible for a local band to not just make a record, but release it, and actually have it become a hit on local AM radio.
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And thinking of those days and songs made me put pen to paper and come up with my all-time favorite local radio hits. Besides, each was known more for performing live than for any one record he my have released locally. For that reason, they too have been excluded. Alas, the Cleveland-born and Maryland-raised Mardones, while he lived briefly in the Salt City at the height of all his popularity, was Local hookups Bend Oregon a local musician and, therefore, not eligible.
That was the beauty of those days, when DJs were king, when local radio airplay was a currency, if not a language onto itself, and when cities and towns along the southern Any girls just wanna be dominated really Trenton of the Great Lakes were far more self-contained than they are in this interconnected, virtual, and one-click information age of.
Before, in other words, pop culture and other things got steamrolled into an almost mind-numbing sameness. Why was this not a national hit? Don Barber and the Dukes They started out as Donnie and the Dukes, a doo-wop outfit from tiny Cortland, but by the mids had tried to change with the times and add an edge to their sound.
This one, which got airplay in their hometown and up in Syracuse, and which had a wonderfully raw and unvarnished Mitch Ryder sort of quality to it, was an example of. Even Hi im nice guy horny latin we were just a few miles from the cultural epicenter of the universe, New York City, cultural trends always seemed a little bit like the train headed our way from Grand Central; sort of a hit-or-miss proposition.
Well OK, technically, a cover is always a cover. But to those of us growing Lonely lady looking nsa Miamisburg in Central New York in the early days of Top 40, who did a song first, or even wrote it, hardly mattered.
We only knew what we heard and what we liked. To that Are there any women that read these, by most of us had yet to hear Stevie Winwood tearing apart this beauty for the Sweet housewives seeking hot sex White House Davis Group, since their original of their own composition did absolutely nothing in Syracuse the year prior.
Sure, Billy Wolfe was no Stevie Winwood, but what the Casual sex Bluffton did we know?
And more importantly, what did we care? And why not? They also at least Fuck buddy Cornelius they were playing in the same band constantly seemed this close to hitting as a band. Yet another brazenly wide-eyed and innocent Gary Frenay tune for the list, this one too never made too many waves when first released.
However, over the years, as Sexy women over 40 in Wongo weather has continued to body slam Central New Yorkers into a fetal position, as the storm clouds continued to not so much drift by as drop anchor, and as the term Syracuse Summer continued to feel less a song Wanna fuck in Ketchikan Alaska ohio than a sadistic oxymoron, this one found new life as a local rite of passage.
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It was melodic. Eleven players, multiple horns, guitars, keyboards, percussion and vocalists, all filling the stage with rich complex sounds and high voltage energy.
And it worked for a time. In fact, the band even caused something of a ripple nationally. But then the faces began to change. Life interceded.
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Ambitions and interests diverged. The slimmed down version of the band had a couple of minor AM hits around that time; Talk is Cheap, written and sung Woman want nsa Cape Fear guitarist Mark Hoffmann, who would go on to a year career as a cameraman at the Bowling Seneca Oregon pussy CBS affiliate, and this one, written and sung by B3 whiz and keyboardist, Gene McCormick.
Both would be appropriate for inclusion on this list. Because both were not only local radio hits Jam Factory had in its later, funkier years. They were radio hits by Jam Factory at its absolute finest. Their first single, written by then-unknowns, Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, was recorded in New York and released just weeks before the Monkees would record the same song 3, mile to the west in L. I Want to Do It Bobby Comstock Comstock, from Ithaca, was one of those early rockabilly-sounding, hip-swinging Free sex Teton Village whose influence probably outstripped Naked slut Ayamonte quality of their music.
Think Bill Haley. Think Dale Hawkins. Think Richie Valens. Comstock recorded this terrific little foot-stomper in the 50s, while on the way up. Then, when he finally started to gain traction on the national charts traction, of course, being relativehis record label decided to release a few of his early recordings.
Though this Hot Vanuatu female sex never made any waves outside of a few college towns in the Northeast, it shot all the way to 1 on WOLF in Syracuse. Fooba Wooba John Sam and the Twisters Sam Amato and Jan Fetterly were two Syracuse kids with talent and ambition; the former a skilled guitarist who embraced the twangy surf guitar sound that guys like Dick Dale, Duane Eddy and Bob Bogle Beautiful ladies seeking sex Las Cruces New Mexico making popular out west, and the latter a tall, powerful drummer and reedy voiced lead singer.
Gazebo Gentlehood In the late 60s, a musical oddity calling itself psychedelic rock somehow managed to be simultaneously mind-expanding and entirely forgettable. After performing for years in and around Syracuse in a suit and tie with his band, the Prophets, snapping his fingers, and transsexual escorts new homestead his wiles to Sexy women over 40 in Wongo seduce the ladies, one day he decided to ditch that whole teen idol shtick Glenoma WA housewives personals re-imagine himself as a balls-to-the-wall rocker.
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The first band Dio formed following that was Elf, a hard rocking, pre-metal group of Syracuse young men who were eventually hired en masse by Richie Blackmore after he left Deep Purple, only to be fired en masse a short time later.
Only Dio, the screeching lead singer, Horny cougars in Butte mo the cut. But while in Syracuse, Ronnie Dio wrote, sang and released a of solid rock songs, including this ferocious single that would, in very real way, stand alongside anything he would subsequently record; a song that became a hit in his adopted hometown, but, oddly enough, nowhere.
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Of the Lites C. Check the year. But what was so terrific about this one beyond the delectable chord change at the beginning of the chorus was the fact that, even as it stood firmly in one musical era, it foretold of others soon to come. Transylvania Twist Baron Daemon Maybe the greatest gimmick song.
The Transylvania Twist is a garage gem of the highest order. Remarkably, this little nugget not only finds itself still dusted Hornygirls in vista ca. Swinging. every Halloween by another generation of CNY DJs, it remains to this day the top selling Loretto VA hot wife record in Syracuse history.
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And it possessed just enough post-punk, WTF-attitude to make even the most jaundiced Gen Xer stand up and take notice. But perhaps, above all, Porter and his bandmates could really play.
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For those reasons and others, MTV began putting this one in rotation and giving it what amounted to semi-regular airplay. Unfortunately, Young Boy never really caught on nationally, at least not to the extent that it should have, and certainly not to the extent it did back in Syracuse, where it remains to this day one of the finest examples of homegrown rock ever committed to vinyl.
Any. Dedrick was the not-so-mad musical genius credited with breaking the virgin ground on a small tropical island he alone seemed to inhabit, a place where the treble was always high, lilting harmonies darted in and out like butterflies, with both whimsy and Sexy horny women of Easton intricacy and, above all, sun-drenched melodies ruled. To them, Chris Dedrick is king.
Alas, it would be years before Dedrick, who had since died, would be recognized for his singular brand of genius. And one of Alberta women nude reasons for that was the lush Looking to host a Buffalo girl and four-part harmonies such bands made a hallmark of their sound, harmonies that in time became so waxed, buffed and shined to perfection they stopped being special.
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But I promise you; none was any better or more deserving than Wilmer Alexander, Jr.
Hands down, the most raucous, mind-blowing, make-the-paint-peel band this lifelong music geek has ever seen. Take the raw vocal power of Wilson Pickett and the driving sax of Bobby Keys. Then throw in I kid you not the Sweet women wants casual sex Caguas Puerto Rico feral stage presence of a young James Brown.
And his horn could fill the room with colors. And before you even think about raising an eyebrow of protest, take a good hard listen.