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Quarantunes: Turntable Tuesday

S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Night with The Bay City Rollers

For your Saturday night gathering of 10 or less from trusted households, you know you'll want to celebrate with these Scottish heart throbs and their rousing "S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y NIGHT!" anthem that was a 6th grade school dance standard in 1977. It's almost astonishing that the Bay City Rollers could cram all of their greatest hits onto just one record, but they did and this is the envy of any true collector. "Rock And Roll Love Letter," "I Only Want To Be With You," and "You Made Me Believe Me In Magic" will get your quarantime with 9 of your closest friends dancing at a safe distance and renewing your subscription to Tiger Beat.


Rockabilly Quarantunes with CCR

Although we never had any Creedence Clearwater Revival albums around the house, Mom and Dad had a ton of 45s for their legendary parties including many of the great CCR hits like this quarantine-themed classic "Lookin' Out My Back Door" that's a great example of their unique rockabilly bayou sound. Other great ones that filled our house include "Have You Ever Seen The Rain," "Down On The Corner," "Green River," "Up Around The Bend," and "Who'll Stop The Rain." Probably the best concert I've ever been to was CCR frontman John Fogerty on the Shelburne Museum lawn where he told the story behind every song, with "Who'll Stop The Rain" inspired by his experience at the monsoon-soaked Woodstock festival.


Me and Bobby McGee and Janis in Lockdown

Another gem from Dad's sailboat tape deck memory vault is the incomparable Janis Joplin's greatest hits album, recorded over her sadly brief four-year career before being cut way too short at 27 from a heroin overdose. Her legendary cover of Kris Kristofferson's "Me And Bobby McGee" epitomized her sound and topped the charts in '71 when it was released on her final Pearl album after her death. Other classics here with her iconic voice include "Piece Of My Heart," "Down On Me," and the also posthumously-released gems "Cry Baby," "Get It While You Can," and "Move Over."

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