Saturday, December 11, 2010

EPISODE204 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy

There is something to be said for an artist crossing over from one genre to another.  It used to be more eventful than it is now despite the fact that there are more genres defining recording artists.  Several acts brought country music to the mainstream charts during the decade... Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Alabama, Linda Ronstadt, Ronnie Milsap, John Denver, Willie Nelson, Crystal Gayle, Juice Newton and Eddie Rabbitt.  This week we focused on the late singer-songwriter Eddie Rabbit, playing a lengthy retrospective mix, "Step By Step" and "She's Comin' Back To Say Goodbye."

We made some changes this week and ended with an announcement.  First, we have halted our news reporting.  This will be a good change for the next few episodes.  It was time.  Second, we've added a "Martin's Classic" song that we'll play each week.  This week, he played Real Life's 1983 song, "Burning Blue," off their debut album Heartland.  Lastly, we've announced an end to the show.  It's been a tough decision to know when this journey would end and we'd never get through all the artists we'd like to focus on.  What we can do is go out in style with a few more of Martin's favorite acts.  Martin is planning to wrap up the show with two live episodes (and two recorded during the holidays) and take some time off before launching a new show.

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