The AM Radio Singles - 1968 - 1974

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AM Radio was broadcast over the air from giant antennas. Sound waves rippling out into the ether. The Feds gave out radio frequencies, someone would build a studio and the music went flying out to all our AM radios at home, in cars, at the beach etc.

 

In the sixties, the radio disc jockeys were real music buffs who would select the music they played from the top 40 charts. These songs depending on the power of the signal of the station could go out hundreds of miles.  FM radio was on its way, but AM ruled the charts at this point. My AM radio singles are below. I included my acoustic version of Green Eyed Lady. Carl Johnson and I put this down when I was writing the lyrics. I have always liked it in addition to Jerry Corbetta's and Sugar Loaf's number #1 hit. 

 

I also created long form and concept music pieces and albums, represented here by "Metropolis" from the Wilderness America album. As a song writer it was always a thrill to hear another singer create their own interpretation of your original. In this case the singer was Walter Hawkins, a renowned gospel and R&B singer and the band included heavyweights players like Harvey Mason and Lee Ritenour.

 

These singles capture the fun we had in the music biz during the late 60's and early 70's. Nothing like it or since. A moment in time.

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Yankee Dollar - Paramount/Dot Records - 1968  (Artist/Song Writer)

Live and Let Live - Yankee Dollar
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Sanctuary - Yankee Dollar
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Reflections of a Shattered Mind - Yankee Dollar
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Sweet Pain - United Artists Records - 1971  (Lead Singer/Song Writer)

Upside Down, Inside Out Woman - Sweet Pain
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Rock and Roll - Sweet Pain
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Sugarloaf - Liberty Records - 1972  (Song Writer - Performer)

Green Eyed Lady - Sugarloaf
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Mother Natures Wine - Sugarloaf
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Green Eyed Lady (Unplugged) - Riordan/Johnson
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David Riordan- Capital Records - 1974  (Artist - Songwriter - Producer)

Medicine Wheel - David Riordan
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Hold Me - David Riordan
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Sing a Song of Christmas - David Riordan
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Walter Hawkins - Wilderness America - 1974  (Producer - Songwriter)

Metropolis - Walter Hawkins
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