Five on Friday Set 53

Posted: Friday, January 28, 2011 by Travis Cody in

So I debated for awhile whether to embark on Year 2 of Five on Friday by calling this Volume 2 Set 1.  In the end I decided that was silly.  So Set 53 it is!

I've never really been much of a concert-goer, but I have seen quite a few performers in smaller venues like jazz clubs and such.  Just after I turned 21 and could actually get into a nightclub to see a show, I won tickets from a radio contest because I happened to know that although Rick Derringer played the guitar solo on the single release of Free Ride by The Edgar Winter Group, it was actually Ronnie Montrose who had the solo on the album They Only Come Out at Night.

I never thought it was all that obscure of a fact, but I won the tickets after about 40 callers got it wrong.  Go figure.

I was happy because I got to see one of my favorite groups, The Guess Who.  It wasn't the original line up, but I lucked out that it was one of the times that Randy Bachman was back with Jim Kale.  Alas and alack, I did not get to see Burton Cummings.

Stay tuned gang...I think there might be a round of Five Degrees of Musical Progression coming up soon!

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  1. Jamie says:

    Woo Hoo - Clap For the Wolfman. Now that's a song for the open road.

  1. Coco says:

    Now that's the way to start a Friday! Awesome set, Trav!

    BTW, Burton Cummings was my first-ever concert experience. I was 12 and my best friend Angie and I were getting crushed against the stage, so he reached down into the crowd and pulled us both up to sit on the stage, then he sat at his white grand piano and sang "I Will Play A Rhapsody" to us. We thought he was GOD! And that song still gives me chills ...

    Sweet memories, Trav.

  1. Yay for your free tickets!

    Woo hoo for a Guess Who set!! This is awesome. Love every one of them, especially Undone, No Sugar Tonight and These Eyes.

    Loving Year 2 of 5 on Friday, Travis.

  1. The guess who,a great selection that I enjoyed listening to.

  1. Akelamalu says:

    I'm not familiar with this group.

    Well done you for winning the tickets to see them. :)

  1. Guess Who were always a favorite of mine...most excellent set/

    and congrats for getting the 'what do they have in common' today

  1. Linda says:

    I do love me some Guess Who - excellent choices, Travis!

    In the movie "Gettysburg", General Robert E. Lee tells one of his subordinates that "There is no time" and boy howdy, has that been the way my week has gone but today I've got lots of time on my blog in the form of my Five on Friday post! Hopefully you'll find the time to enjoy it sometime this weekend!

  1. BeckEye says:

    Well thanks..."No Sugar Tonight" just replaced "Islands in the Stream" in the looping cassette player in my brain. Thank God.

  1. I like No Sugar tonight quite a lot.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Trav: Okay! Now I'm groovin'! Thanks! Had to go Anon today for some reason. GGG

  1. Great selection of songs, Travis.