Ray Charles - Mess Around

Radio Days: On A Collision Course

Episode 17

Episode date - December 6, 2019

How Music Changed

    Last show we covered the stratification of popular music, with two distinctly different orbits.

    On one hand, we had the major record labels trying to homogenize American culture by sanitizing releases to meet preconceived ‘quality’ standards. On the other hand, we had smaller, regional independent labels doing pretty much whatever they wanted.

    Artistically, the situation was untenable and this show covers the period of time where the two worlds are about to collide with another. The majors jealously protected their market share, but the smaller labels were gaining ground and winning over a new, younger audience.

    Featured songs include:

    Lawdy Miss Clawdy – Lloyd Price

    That’s Amore – Dean Martin

    Secret Love – Doris Day

    Don’t Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes – Perry Como

    Rags to Riches – Tony Bennett

    Your Cheatin’ Heart – Hank Williams

    The Clock – Johnny Ace

    Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean – Ruth Brown

    Mess Around – Ray Charles

    Sh-Boom – The Chords

    Sh-Boom – The Crew Cuts

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